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Every Breath

Nicholas Sparks

From the number one bestselling author of The Notebook and Two by Two comes an unforgettable tale of enduring love. There are times when destiny and love collide. This story is one of them.

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The Reckoning

John Grisham

John Grisham returns to Clanton, Mississippi, to tell the story of an unthinkable murder, the bizarre trial that followed it, and its profound and lasting effect on the people of Ford County.

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Lethal White

Robert Galbraith

This is both a gripping mystery and the page-turning next instalment in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott, written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

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Journeys to the Other Side of the World

David Attenborough

Travel on a journey with a young David Attenborough - from Madagascar and New Guinea to the Pacific Islands and the Northern Territory of Australia.

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Shhh! Don't Wake the Baby

Scott Pearson

A light-hearted celebration of the joy and chaos a new baby brings to a family.

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Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow

Jessica Townsend

Morrigan Crow may have passed the dangerous trials and joined the mystical Wundrous Society, but her journey into Nevermoor has only just begun. And she is fast learning that not all magic is used for good.

Available from 30-10-2018


Of Blood and Bone

Nora Roberts

The gripping sequel to New York Times number one bestseller Year One an epic story of love, war, family and magic.

Available from 04-12-2018.


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – The Original Screenplay

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling's five-film Fantastic Beasts adventure series continues with the original screenplay for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Available from 16-11-2018.


A Lion in the Meadow - Hardback

Margaret Mahy

Celebrating where it all began, with a beautiful 50th anniversary edition of Margaret Mahy's first book ever published A Lion in the Meadow.

Available from 27-11-2018


In a House of Lies

Ian Rankin

The iconic Ian Rankin returns with a new Detective John Rebus novel - in a house of lies, everyone has something to hide.

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Blowing the Bloody Doors Off

Michael Caine

Michael Caine (Alfie, The Italian Job) shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills that life has taught him in his remarkable career.

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Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Stephen Hawking

The final book from Professor Stephen Hawking, the bestselling author of A Brief History of Time and arguably the most famous scientist of our age, this is a profound, accessible and timely reflection on the biggest questions in science.

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A Keeper

Graham Norton

From the bestselling author of Holding comes another sweeping, evocative tale set on the coast of Ireland.

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Stories for Kids Who Dare to be Different

Ben Brooks

True, inspirational and amazing tales of boys and girls who stood up and stood out. Includes Sophie Pascoe and Sir Peter Jackson.

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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Eric Idle

From the ingenious comic performer Eric Idle, founding member of Monty Python, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candour.

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Cordially Invited

Zoe Sugg

From Zoe Sugg - record breaking author and lifestyle content creator - comes this blueprint for making an event and a memory out of each day. Packed full of Ideas, inspiration and DIYs for making any day a celebration.

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Queer Eye

Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk & Karamo Brown

From the Fab Five - the beloved hosts of Netflix's viral hit Queer Eye comes a book, and an official guide, that is at once a behind-the-scenes exclusive, a practical guide to living and celebrating your best life, and a symbol of hope.

Available from 20-11-2018.


The Christmas Looky Book

Donovan Bixley

A hilarious 24-page festive puzzle book with hours of quality fun for readers aged five and up.

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The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic

Cressida Cowell

From the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon comes an exciting high-adventure series - set in an ancient, magical time, full of Wizards, Warriors, Giants and Sprites.

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Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds

Brandon Sanderson

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson comes a new novella collection, including a brand new, never-been-published story.

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Billion Dollar Whale

Bradley Hope & Tom Wright

The "extraordinary" (Financial Times) and definitive inside account of the 1MDB scandal, a "must read" (Booklist) "epic tale" (Publishers Weekly) that exposes the secret nexus of elite wealth, banking, Hollywood, and politics from two award-winning Wall Street Journal reporters.

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Muse of Nightmares

Laini Taylor

Love and hate, revenge and redemption, destruction and salvation all clash in this gorgeous sequel to the New York Times bestseller, Strange the Dreamer.

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The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

Kes Gray

A brilliantly funny picture book about what happens the night before Christmas Eve - from the bestselling author of Oi Frog!

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Brandon Sanderson

The first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.

Available from 06-11-2018.

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Fed Up

Gemma Hartley

Gemma Hartley is a mother and journalist on a mission: to throw fresh light on the hidden burden of 'emotional labour' (washing, wiping, worrying, soothing, shopping, preparing, planning, cooking, caring), and find out why it is that the bulk of these thankless, hugely time-consuming and frustrating jobs fall to women.

Available from 13-11-2018.

Photos of You

Tammy Robinson

When Ava Green turns twenty-eight, she discovers this will be her last birthday. The cancer she thought she'd beaten three years ago is back, only this time it's terminal. But she is not going to let the cancer define her last, precious months, she is going to make her childhood dream come true...

Available from 11.12.2018.

A Lion in the Meadow

Margaret Mahy

A new edition, with an updated cover of this timeless classic A Lion in the Meadow by the Hans Christian Andersen award-winning author Margaret Mahy.

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He Raiona i roto i nga Otaota

Margaret Mahy

For the first time ever, this kiwi classic has been translated into te reo.

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The Girl in the Spider's Web FTI

David Lagercrantz

The girl with the dragon tattoo is back: Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return in the #1 bestselling continuation of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.

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A Discovery of Witches (Film Tie In)

Deborah Harkness

It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches.

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Annabel Abbs

The moving story of Frieda von Richthofen, wife of D.H. Lawrence - and the real-life inspiration for Lady Chatterley's Lover, a novel banned for more than 30 years.

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Top 10 of Everything 2019

Tony Paul

Fully updated for 2019, the Top 10 series is back with hundreds more fascinating lists, facts and stats.

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Ed Sheeran: Memories we made

Christie Goodwin & John Sheeran

An incredible collection of photographs of Ed Sheeran, from early, pre-fame gigs to sell-out arena tours - including never-before-seen images.

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Time's Convert

Deborah Harkness

From the internationally bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches, a novel about what it takes to become a vampire.

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The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

Joanna Nell

79-year-old pensioner Peggy Smart is as beige as the décor in her retirement village. But a chance encounter with an old school friend she hasn't seen in five decades - the glamorous fashionista Angie Valentine - sets Peggy on an unexpected journey of self-discovery.

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Giles Milton

The definitive soldier-on-the-beach account of the greatest invasion in history.

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The Next Person You Meet in Heaven

Mitch Albom

In this long awaited sequeal to The Five People You Meet in Heaven,Mitch Albom tells the story of Eddie's heavenly reunion with Annie - the little girl he saved on earth - in an unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses intersect.

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This Will Only Hurt a Little

Busy Philipps

A collection of humorous, autobiographical essays from actress and breakout star of Instagram stories, Busy Philipps (//Dawson's Creek, Cougar Town//).

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Brandon Sanderson

Three years ago, Lift asked a goddess to stop her from growing older--a wish she believed was granted. But time stands still for no one.

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A Well-Behaved Woman

Therese Anne Fowler

Return to the origins of the Jazz Age - the Gilded Age of New York Society in the late 19th/early 20th century - with a the page-turning and sympathetic account of Alva Vanderbilt - the woman who challenged New York Society.

Available from 30-10-2018.


The King's War

Peter Conradi & Mark Logue

The extraordinary follow-up to the international bestseller The King's Speech.

Available from 01-11-2018.


Baking All Year Round

Rosanna Pansino

The second cookbook from Rosanna Pansino, creator of Nerdy Nummies, features more than eighty quirky and colourful themed recipes for every occasion: Christmas, Valentine's Day, Halloween and many more.

Available from 30-10-2018.


All The Queen's Corgis

Penny Junor

This fun and affectionate book complete with wonderful photographs tells the stories of the Queen's closest companions over the years, her beloved corgis, dorgis and gundogs. From the people they have bitten over the years to the scrapes they have been involved in and more.

Available from 30-10-2018.


Mutiny on the Bounty

Peter Fitzsimons

The dramatic story of Captain William Bligh, Fletcher Christian and history's most famous mutiny, brought to life by Peter FitzSimons.

Available from 30-10-2018.


Treasury of Bedtime Stories

Enid Blyton

A stunning treasury of favourite bedtime stories from Enid Blyton, lavishly illustrated in full-colour throughout.

Available from 30-10-2018.



Philip Norman

A revelatory biography of Eric Clapton, three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and one of the greatest guitarists of all time.

Available from 06-11-2018.


New Erotica for Feminists

Caitlin Kunkel, Brooke Preston, Fiona Taylor & Carrie Wittmer

A wickedly funny satirical stocking filler for the feminist in your household, and a provocative, subversive response to #metoo and Time's Up.

Available from 13-11-2018.


Born Lippy

Jo Brand

A darkly funny guide to life as a woman from Britain's favourite comedian.

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A Year at Hotel Gondola

Nicky Pellegrino

In this number one bestseller, Kat Black swaps her far-flung travels for her biggest adventure yet: a relationship.

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The Nowhere Child

Christian White

A combustible tale of trauma, cult, conspiracy and memory.

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Edmonds Everday

Goodman Fielder

An extensive, lavishly illustrated collection of modern Edmonds recipes.

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Flight or Fright

Stephen King

An anthology of turbulent tales edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent. This exciting new collection, perfect for airport and aeroplane reading, includes brand new stories from Stephen King and Joe Hill.

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Aaron Reynolds

Dude! You have to read this book.It's totally about this platypus and this beaver who are friends. They want to go surfing but, dude, there's this shark who's in the ocean, too.But don't worry. This shark approaches and - dude! - you'll never guess what happens.

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The Book of Humans

Adam Rutherford

A thrilling new examination of what sets us apart in the animal kingdom by the popular science broadcaster and author of A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived.

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The Story of Tantrum O'Furrily

Cressida Cowell

From the bestselling author of the How To Train Your Dragon series comes a lyrical fable of a curious kitten who ventures out for the first time.

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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Hank Green

In his much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green - co-creator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers and SciShow - spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined.

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Secret Service Brainteasers

Sinclair McKay

Pit your wits against the greatest minds of our time with brain bogglers, puzzles and hidden codes inspired by the secret services.

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Oscar the Hungry Unicorn

Lou Carter

Oscar the Unicorn will eat ANYTHING! Meet the hungriest unicorn in fairyland in this hilariously funny friendship story.

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The Brain

New Scientist

Everything you need to know about your brain: an eye-opening, illustrated handbook. Out now!


Broken Things

Lauren Oliver

It's been five years since Mia and Brynn murdered Summer Marks, their best friend, in the woods. But as past and present, fiction and reality, begin again to intertwine, Brynn and Mia must confront painful truths they tried for so long to bury-and face the long shadow of memory that has, all this time, been waiting.

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Bright Young Dead

Jessica Fellowes

Meet the Bright Young Things, the rabble-rousing hedonists of the 1920s whose treasure hunts were a media obsession. One such game takes place at the 18th birthday party of Pamela Mitford, but ends in tragedy as cruel, charismatic Adrian Curtis is pushed to his death from the church neighbouring the Mitford home.

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Written in History

Simon Sebag Montefiore

A collection of the greatest letters in history, charting world-shaping events and revealing the unique personalities of some of history's most famous figures.

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Animal Ark, New 1: The Purrfect Sleepover

Lucy Daniels

Amelia and Sam love helping out at Animal Ark vets, especially when they get to look after adorable kittens! But when Amelia cat-sits troublesome kitten Luna, the little cat causes a big problem ...With the naughty kitten, Amelia's new cat Star AND a cat event at Animal Ark, everything's going cat crazy!

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Ella Bella Ballerina and the Magic Toyshop

James Mayhew

Everyone's favourite little dancer, Ella Bella Ballerina, steps into an enchanted toyshop in this magical ballet adventure.

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The Golden Thread

Kassia St Clair

Fabric has allowed us to achieve extraordinary things and survive in unlikely places, and this book shows you how -- and why. Kassia St Clair takes us on the run with escaped slaves, climbing the slopes of Everest and moonwalking with astronauts. Running like a bright line through history, this is an unforgettable adventure through our past, present and future.

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SAS Italian Job

Damien Lewis

An impossible mission in wartime Italy: the next explosive bestseller from Damien Lewis.

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Archangel's Prophecy

Nalini Singh

Return to the darkly passionate Guild Hunter world, where human-turned-angel Elena Deveraux, consort to Archangel Raphael, is thrust centre stage into an eons-old prophecy.

Available from 30-10-2018.


Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him

Tracy Borman

Tracy Borman takes us behind the scenes of Henry VIII's court and sheds new light on the most notorious Tudor monarch through the fresh perspective of his male relationships.

Available from 30-10-2018.


Red Moon

Kim Stanley Robinson

A magnificent novel of space exploration and political revolution this is a compelling story of the first colony on the moon.

Available from 30-10-2018.


An Unreliable Man

Jostein Gaarder

A beautiful about loneliness, language, lies and the power of storytelling.

Available from 30-10-2018.



Stephen King

A moving story about a man whose mysterious affliction brings a small town together desipite deep rooted differences.

Available from 30-10-2018.


Enchantimals: Adventure in Wonderwood


Felicity Fox and her bestie, Flick, have organised a fun camping trip for their friends. But when Bree Bunny's latest invention predicts a big storm headed straight for Wonderwood, it looks like Felicity's plans will be ruined. Can the Enchantimals find a way to save the trip? Based on the bestselling toys.

Available from 30-10-2018.


Friday Black

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Friday Black tackles urgent instances of racism and cultural unrest, and explores the many ways we fight for humanity in an unforgiving world.

Available from 30-10-2018.


Unexplained: Supernatural Stories for Uncertain Times

Richard Maclean Smith

Based on one of the most successful paranormal podcasts ever, Unexplained consists of ten chapters focussing on a different paranormal event, using the stories as gateways to a journey beyond the veil of the uncanny, exploring what they reveal of the human experience.

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The Stranger Diaries

Elly Griffiths

Clare's life and work collide tragically when one of her colleagues is found dead. Not knowing who to trust, Clare confides her darkest suspicions and fears about the case to her journal. Then one day she notices some other writing in the diary. Writing that isn't hers...

Available from 30-10-2018.


The Drop

Mick Herron

A drop, in spook parlance, is the passing on of secret information. It's also what happens just before you hit the ground…

Available from 30-10-2018.


Girls of Paper and Fire

Natasha Ngan

Memoirs of a Geisha meets The Selection in this stunning YA fantasy novel.

Available from 06-11-2018.


Look Alive Twenty-Five

Janet Evanovich

Celebrate Stephanie Plum's silver anniversary as she faces the toughest puzzle of her career in the twenty-fifth entry in Janet Evanovich's #1 New York Times bestselling series.

Available from 13-11-2018.


Lies Sleeping

Ben Aaronovitch

Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice.

Available from 13-11-2018.


The Best of A. A. Gill

Adrian Gill

"A selection of the very best writing by A. A. Gill, 'by miles the most brilliant journalist of our age."
- Lynn Barber

Available from 13-11-2018.


The Blood of Rome (Eagles of the Empire 17)

Simon Scarrow

An action-packed new novel of military action, outstanding courage and camaraderie.

Available from 13.11-.018.


George Best: A Memoir

Michael Parkinson

A unique biography of football icon, George Best, written by journalist and broadcaster, Michael Parkinson.

Available from 13.11.2018.


Fantastic Beasts: The Magizoologist's Discovery Case

Donald Lemke

This one-of-a-kind Fantastic Beasts collectible will be a must-have for collectors and fans of Rowling's beloved universe of stories, characters, and creatures.

Available from 13.11.2018.


An Italian Affair

Caroline Montague

A passionate story of love, betrayal and war set against the sweeping Tuscan countryside.

Available from 13.11.2018.



Isabella Moore

Not sure what to buy your mates for Christmas? Now you know. This collection of photographs of exceptional mullets showcases this persistently present hairstyle in all its splendour.

Available from 27.11.2018.


The Au Pair

Emma Rous

Seraphine and Danny are known as the summer-born Summerbournes: the first set of summer twins to be born at Summerbourne House. But on the day they were born their mother threw herself to her death, their au pair fled, and the village thrilled with whispers of dark-cloaked figures and a stolen baby. Why did their beloved au pair flee that day? Where is she now? Does she hold the key to what really happened?

Available from 11.12.2018.


Sharp Objects

Gillian Flynn

From the author of No.1 bestseller Gone Girl, an addictive thriller that is now a major NEON TV series starring Amy Adams.

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Codename Villanelle

Luke Jennings

The basis for Killing Eve, a major TVNZ 2 series, starring Sandra Oh.

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