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  • by Captain Charles Johnson
    £16.49

    This new edition of the most influential book about pirates ever written presents twenty action-packed biographies of the likes of Blackbeard and Captain Kidd along with the celebrated female pirates Mary Reed and Anne Bonny. A classic from 1724 brought back to life with extra material from the Library collections.

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    £8.99

    The Cocktail Book, first published in 1900, is the earliest book devoted purely to the art of the cocktail. This collection, in a beautiful new edition, allows a modern audience to rediscover the joy of classic cocktails, with early recipes for the Whisky Sour, Mint Julep, Manhattan, and many more.

  • - The Medieval Art of Storytelling
    by Chantry Westwell
    £23.99

    Chantry Westwell has used her profound knowledge of the British Library's illuminated manuscript collections to explore some of literature's most celebrated stories, together with the deep history of the books and chronicles in which they were first preserved.

  • - Mysteries for Bibliophiles
    by MARTIN ED EDWARDS
    £7.49

    With Martin Edwards as librarian and guide, delve into an irresistible stack of tales perfect for every book-lover and armchair sleuth, featuring much-loved Golden Age detectives such as Nigel Strangeways, Philip Trent and Detective Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn.

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    £12.49

    This ground-breaking book, now in paperback, is the first comprehensive history of horror fiction to take readers from the first Gothic novel in 1764 to the 'new weird', and beyond, in the early 21st century. It offers a chronological overview of the genre in fiction and explores its development and mutations over the past 250 years.

  • by Bernard J Farmer
    £7.99

    This adventurous mystery, which combines exuberant characters with a wonderfully realised depiction of the second-hand book market, is sure to delight bibliophiles and classic crime enthusiasts alike.

  • - How to Survive the Writing Life
     
    £11.49

    In this specially-commissioned anthology, sixty accomplished authors share secrets and insights into their writing lives: on their inspirations, methods, wild ideas and daily routines; on the pleasure and the pain in achieving their literary goals; on how they started out and how they hope to continue.

  • - The Shanties and Ballads of the High Seas
    by Gerry Smyth
    £10.98

    Passed down in the oral tradition and sung traditionally as working songs, sea shanties tell the human stories of life at sea: hard graft, battling the elements, the loss of ships or pining for a lady on shore. Acclaimed shanty devotee Gerry Smyth presents the background to each shanty alongside musical notation.

  • - A Yorkshire Mystery
    by George Bellairs
    £8.99

    Jim Teasdale has been drowned in the Dumb River, near Ely, miles from his Yorkshire home. His body has been discovered before the killer intended and it's up to Superintendent Littlejohn to trace the mystery of the unassuming victim's murder to its source, leaving scandal in his wake as the hidden dealings of Jim Teasdale begin to surface.

  • - and Other Strange Tales of the Sea
     
    £6.99

    The supernatural is set alongside the grim affairs of sailors scorned in the salt-soaked tales of this anthology, recovered from obscurity for the 21st century.

  • by Richard Hull
    £8.99

    Excellent Intentions is a classic crime novel laced with irreverent wit, first published in 1939.

  • by Peter Whitfield

    In this beautifully illustrated book, Peter Whitfield reveals some of the ways in which the structure of the universe has been conceived, explained and depicted. This new edition is updated to include a wider range of stunning maps of the skies in full colour, including imagery from the latest voyages of space exploration.

  • - A Literary History
     
    £16.49

    Science fiction (SF) has existed as a popular genre for around 150 years. This book offers a survey of the genre from nineteenth-century pioneers to contemporary authors, with a new focus on global reach.

  • by Clare Hibbert
    £11.49

    Sumptuously illustrated with eighty maps from the British Library's unrivalled collection, this gorgeous children's book whisks its reader around the globe. Fascinating snippets explore each place in more depth, revealing its history, famous people, landmarks, wildlife, culture or customs.

  • by George Bellairs
    £8.99

    The eponymous nosy parker Miss Ethel Tither, who has made herself deeply unpopular by going out of her way to snoop on people, is found floating in a cesspool, having been bludgeoned prior to drowning in the drainage water. A case of murder and intrigue.

  • by E.C.R. Lorac
    £9.49

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  • by Christianna Brand
    £9.49

  • by John Miller
    £19.99

  • by Anthony Berkeley
    £6.99

    Graham and Joan Bendix have apparently succeeded in making that eighth wonder of the modern world, a happy marriage. And into the middle of it there drops, like a clap of thunder, a box of chocolates.

  • - Tales from the Coasts of the British Isles
    by JIMMY EMILY NAPIER
    £8.99

    In this new collection, the founders of the Haunted Shores Research Network have curated a chilling literary tour of the coasts of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, including tales of woeful shipwreck, lighthouse terrors and uncanny revenants amid the bustle of the harbourside.

  • - Thrilling Tales of Occult Detection
    by MIKE ED ASHLEY
    £8.99

    With tales featuring the most prominent psychic detectives such as William Hope Hodgson's Carnacki, the Ghost Finder and Algernon Blackwood's Dr. Silence, this new collection also includes rare and never-before-reprinted cases investigated by the likes of Flaxman Low, Cosmo Thor, Aylmer Vance and Mesmer Milann.

  • - 500 Years of Animals in Art
    by Charlotte Sleigh
    £19.99

    Showcases beautiful natural history illustrations, including many unique items from the British Library's collections of manuscripts and drawings. Selected for the Spectator's Best Art Books of 2016.

  • by Freeman Wills Croft
    £6.99

    Two wealthy business men are found shot dead on a Yacht with no murder weapon in sight. Inspector Joseph French is called onto the scene uncovering a business on the brink of collapse, millions missing and the toughest challenges of his career.

  • - Nine Nightmares by Eleanor Scott
    by Eleanor Scott
    £6.99

    Randalls Round has long been revered by devotees of the weird tale. First published in 1929, its stories of ritualistic folk horror and M. R. James-inspired accounts of ancient forces terrorising humanity are thoroughly deserving of wider recognition.

  • by Jane Peyton
    £9.49

    Join Jane Peyton, the UK's first Beer Sommelier of the Year, as she distils practical advice from the incredible history of the nation's favourite beverage, spanning the earliest evidence of beer 13,000 years ago, its central role in monasteries and on naval ships, its significance in the discovery of cholera, and its enduring popularity today.

  • - The War in Her Words
    by Elizabeth Nel
    £10.49

    After four and a half years spent recording the dictation of one of history's greatest leaders, Elizabeth Nel decided to record events in her own words. At first resisted by Churchill, her astonishing memoir was eventually published in 1958, and remains a fascinating tale of tirelessness and tenacity in the face of national adversity.

  • - Classic Tales of Mad Science
     
    £8.99

  • - An Anthology of Ink
     
    £8.99

    The excruciating beauty, exoticism and mystery of tattoos is laid bare in this new collection of 12 stories ranging from the 1880s to 1940s.

  • by Maud Cairnes
    £9.49

    In this body swap comedy from the 1930s, the minds of two strangers, aristocrat Lady Elizabeth and middle-class Polly Wilkinson, switch places with baffling and hilarious results.

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