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Winner of the Booker Prize 2020 Shortlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction 2020 A BBC Two Between the Covers 2021 Book Choice 'We were bowled over by this first novel, which creates an amazingly intimate, compassionate, gripping portrait of addiction, courage and love.' The judges of the Booker Prize 'Douglas Stuart has written a first novel of rare and lasting beauty.' - Observer It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from life.She dreams of greater things: a house with its own front door and a life bought and paid for outright (like her perfect, but false, teeth). But Agnes is abandoned by her philandering husband, and soon she and her three children find themselves trapped in a decimated mining town. As she descends deeper into drink, the children try their best to save her, yet one by one they must abandon her to save themselves.It is her son Shuggie who holds out hope the longest. Shuggie is different. Fastidious and fussy, he shares his mother's sense of snobbish propriety.The miners' children pick on him and adults condemn him as no' right. But Shuggie believes that if he tries his hardest, he can be normal like the other boys and help his mother escape this hopeless place. Douglas Stuart's Shuggie Bain lays bare the ruthlessness of poverty, the limits of love, and the hollowness of pride.A counterpart to the privileged Thatcher-era London of Alan Hollinghurst's The Line of Beauty, it also recalls the work of Edouard Louis, Frank McCourt, and Hanya Yanagihara, a blistering debut by a brilliant writer with a powerful and important story to tell.
The devastating new novel from Sarah Moss, author of Womens Prize longlisted&i> Ghost Wall.&/i>
A spine-tingling thriller of obsession from the number one bestselling author Peter James.
The second cookbook from the founders of Pinch of Nom (the UK's most popular food blog) including over one hundred healthy and delicious low-calorie recipes.
An inspiring, positive and practical guide for kids from Marcus Rashford MBE, footballer and child food poverty campaigner.
Another instantly addictive summer read from internationally bestselling author Karen Swan. Taking you from the high pressure of a London hospital to the lush beaches and ancient towns of Costa Rica.
Minimum fuss. Maximum flavour. More than 100 quick, simple and slimming recipes from Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone, authors of Pinch of Nom, the bestselling cookbook of 2019.From all-in-one family favourites to batch-cook basics and speedy sweet treats, Pinch of Nom Quick & Easy is packed with dishes so delicious you won't even notice they're slimming. With tasty, satisfying meals such as Veggie Satay Noodles, Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta and Apple and Apricot Oaty Crumble, you definitely won't feel like you're missing out. Featuring Pinch of Nom's trademark big flavours, these recipes use easy-to-find ingredients to create meals that everyone will love - whether they're watching their waistline or not.'These fast, healthy recipes are so easy and made with simple-to-find ingredients. We're so proud of this food that the whole family can enjoy together.' - Kate & Kay
Have fun, eat well and spend quality time together with this family cookbook from multi-million-copy bestselling author and national treasure Joe Wicks
Welcome to Acorn Wood. Come and help Cat find a recipe book in Acorn Library in this preschool lift-the-flap book from the creators of The Gruffalo.
An incredibly moving novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author, Lucy Diamond. A novel to break your heart and put it back together again
A revolutionary book on healing trauma from bestselling author and globally renowned icon, Oprah Winfrey and trauma therapy expert Dr Bruce Perry
Set in the dramatic Santa Ynez valley in California, Daddy's Girls is a heartwarming family novel from the world's favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel.
The Secret Barrister returns to debunk the biggest legal lies of our time. Taking you from your own home to the halls of Westminster, this is the truth about justice in an age of fake law.
100 delicious and healthy recipes from the founders of Pinch of Nom, the UK's most popular food blog.
Inspired by real historical events, The Mercies is a breathtaking story of love, fear and obsession, and the strength and courage of women.
Range is the groundbreaking and exhilarating exploration into how to be successful in the twenty-first century. Through fascinating stories and vividly explained research, David Epstein demonstrates why, as the world has got increasingly complex, developing range can help us excel.
&i>Nine Lives&/i> is a powerful love story of risk-taking, finding the courage to follow your heart and chase your dreams, by the worlds favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel.
In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a cafe which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time...From the author of Before the Coffee Gets Cold comes a story of four new customers each of whom is hoping to take advantage of Cafe Funiculi Funicula's time-travelling offer.Among some faces that will be familiar to readers of Toshikazu Kawaguchi's previous novel, we will be introduced to:The man who goes back to see his best friend who died 22 years agoThe son who was unable to attend his own mother's funeralThe man who travelled to see the girl who he could not marryThe old detective who never gave his wife that gift...This beautiful, simple tale tells the story of people who must face up to their past, in order to move on with their lives. Kawaguchi once again invites the reader to ask themselves: what would you change if you could travel back in time?
The seventeenth Detective Superintendent Roy Grace novel from the highly acclaimed number one bestselling author, Peter James.
The ninth novel in the Vera Stanhope series from the Sunday Times bestseller Ann Cleeves; now a major TV series from ITV.
Wander into the heart of Acorn Wood and help Pig find out where Hen is hiding in this bestselling lift-the-flap story.
A rich and searing epic fantasy sequel set in ancient Arabia, Hafsah Faizal's We Free the Stars is the highly anticipated follow up to We Hunt the Flame.
A practical and fun first experiences novelty book for toddlers learning to use the potty, with parent and carer tips. Gold winner of the Junior Design Awards for ages 0-2.
Poor little monkey! He's lost his mum. Luckily butterfly is nearby to help him find her . . .
Wander into the heart of Acorn Wood and discover who is keeping sleepy Rabbit awake in this bestselling lift-the-flap story.
Wander into the heart of Acorn Wood and help poor old Fox find his missing socks in this bestselling lift-the-flap story.
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015.Shortlisted for the Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction 2016.Finalist for the National Book Awards 2015.The million copy bestseller, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, is an immensely powerful and heartbreaking novel of brotherly love and the limits of human endurance.When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their centre of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he'll not only be unable to overcome - but that will define his life forever.
A page-turning story full of heart by Margaret Dickinson, the 'Queen of Saga' (Daily Express)
A moving, funny and inspirational memoir about finding success when the odds are stacked against you, from the beloved TV star of hit BBC One show The Repair Shop, which reaches 7 million viewers.
&b>The love story of a family and a special dress, spanning three generations during times of extreme social and political change, by the worlds favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel.&/b>