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Time on Rock A Climber’s Route into the Mountains ANNA FLEMING

A rock-climber’s eye view of the natural world, tracing a geological and personal journey across the British Isles over ten years

Anna Fleming is a regular contributor to Caught by the River and has also published her work in various journals, magazines and anthologies. As well as writing for the Guardian, she keeps a regular blog, The Granite Sea, in which she writes about her experiences of the natural world. Anna is a qualified Mountain Leader who has also worked for the Cairngorms National Park Authority and completed a PhD with the University of Leeds. She lives in Edinburgh.

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In Time on Rock Anna Fleming charts two parallel journeys: learning the craft of traditional rock climbing, and the new developing appreciation of the natural world it brings her. Through the story of her progress from terrified beginner to confident lead climber she shows us how placing hand and foot on rock becomes a profound new way into the landscape. Anna takes us from the gritstone rocks of the Peak District and Yorkshire to the gabbro pinnacles of the Cullin, the slate of North Wales and the high plateau of the Cairngorms. Each landscape, and each type of rock, brings its own challenges and unique pleasures. She also shows us how climbing invites us into the history of a place: geologically, of course, but also culturally. This book is Anna’s journey of self-discovery, but it is also a guide to losing oneself in the greater majesty of the natural world. With great lyricism she explores how it feels to climb as a woman, about the pleasures of the physical demands of climbing, about fear and challenge, but more than anything it is about a joyful connection to the mountains.

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Featherweight MICK KITSON

A compelling story of overcoming all the odds, and a woman centuries ahead of her time, set on the canals of nineteenthcentury England ‘A gleeful, page-flipping read’ Observer ‘The ultimate summer escape’ New York Times

Mick Kitson was born in South Wales, and studied English at university before launching the prolific 80s pop band, The Senators, with his brother Jim. He worked as a journalist for several years, then went on to become an English teacher. His debut novel, Sal, was the winner of the Saltire First Book Award. Mick lives in Fife, Scotland.

One wrong move, one misstep, and the course of a life can be changed for ever. Annie Perry is born beside the coal-muddied canals of the Black Country at the height of the industrial revolution. At nine years old she is sold for six guineas to the famous and feared bare-knuckle boxer Bill Perry, the Tipton Slasher. From that moment on, Annie will fight – for Bill and for her future. A whole new world opens up to Annie, one of love, fortune and family, but also of great danger.

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The Unusual Suspect The Remarkable True Story of a Modern-Day Robin Hood BEN MACHELL

The remarkable true story of a modernday Robin Hood, from Times feature writer Ben Machell ‘Big-hearted, fascinating, meticulous’ Marina Hyde Ben Machell is a feature writer for

‘A tremendously invigorating book, scrupulously researched, sympathetically told’ Mail on Sunday

The Times and The Times Magazine and a contributor to publications including VICE, ES Magazine and Esquire. He has been shortlisted for Feature Writer of the Year at the British Press Awards. Ben has full and exclusive access to Stephen and his surviving diaries, as well as access to law enforcement and the key characters involved in Jackley’s story on both sides of the Atlantic.

It is 2007, a time of recession and impending climate crisis, and one young man decides to change the world. This is the story of Stephen Jackley, a British geography student with Asperger’s Syndrome. Aged just twenty-one, obsessed with the idea of Robin Hood, and with no prior experience, he resolved to become a bank robber. He would steal from the rich and give to the poor. And he did. Bank notes mysteriously found their way into the hands of the homeless. The police had no idea who was responsible. Until Jackley’s ambition got the better of him.

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(M)otherhood On the choices of being a woman P R AG YA AG A R WA L

Part memoir and reflective analysis, Pragya Agarwal examines motherhood and fertility and how it shapes all our lives ‘An exhilarating, genre-defying read’ Observer ‘Powerful and compelling’ New Statesman Dr Pragya Agarwal is a behavioural and data scientist. She is the author of Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias and Wish We Knew What to Say: Talking with Children about Race. Sway was picked as a ‘best science book of 2020’, Guardian Book of the Week and was shortlisted for the Transmission Prize. Pragya is a two-time TEDx speaker, a TEDx Women organiser and the founder of a research think-tank ‘The 50 Percent Project’. As a

In a world where women seemingly have more choices than ever, society continues to exert historical stigmas and pressures when it comes to having children. We define women by whether they embrace or reject motherhood; whether they can give birth or not. Drawing on her own experiences as a woman of South Asian heritage, behavioural scientist Pragya Agarwal interrogates the thinking behind this. Extremely open in its honesty and meticulously researched, (M)otherhood probes themes of infertility, childbirth and reproductive justice, and makes a powerful and urgent argument for the need to tackle society’s obsession with women’s bodies and fertility.

freelance journalist, she writes regularly for the Guardian, Prospect, Forbes, Huffington Post, BBC Science Focus and New Scientist among others. She has also written for AEON, Scientific American and the Wellcome Trust.

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Mrs Death Misses Death SALENA GODDEN

Mrs Death tells her intoxicating story in this life-affirming fire-starter of a novel SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE ‘An elegant, occasionally uproarious, danse macabre’ Guardian ‘Lyrical, powerful and definitely one you need to read’ Stylist Salena Godden is one of Britain’s best loved poets and performers. She is also an activist, broadcaster, memoirist and essayist and is widely anthologised. She has published several volumes of poetry, the latest of which was Pessimism is for Lightweights, and a literary childhood memoir, Springfield Road.

Mrs Death Misses Death is her debut novel and is shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize. A BBC Radio 4 documentary following Godden’s progress on the

Mrs Death has had enough. She is exhausted from an eternity of doing her job and now seeks someone to unburden her conscience to. Wolf Willeford, a troubled young writer, is well acquainted with death, but until now hadn’t met Death in person: a black, working-class woman who shape-shifts and does her work unseen. Enthralled by her stories, Wolf begins to write Mrs Death’s memoirs. Together they travel across time and place to witness deaths of past and present. As the two reflect on the losses they have experienced (or facilitated) their friendship grows into a surprising affirmation of hope, resilience and love. All the while, despite her world-weariness, Death must continue to hold humans’ fates in her hands, appearing in our lives when we least expect her . . .

novel over twelve months was broadcast in 2018. In November 2020 she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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Thin Places KERRI NÍ DOCHARTAIGH

A breathtaking mix of memoir, nature writing and history: this is Kerri ní Dochartaigh’s story of a wild Ireland, an invisible border, an old conflict and the healing power of the natural world SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING Kerri ní Dochartaigh was born in

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‘Powerful, unflinching . . . Part hymn to nature, part Troubles memoir’ Guardian

of Ireland. Her work has appeared in the Irish Times, Winter Papers, Caught by the River and others. She lives in an old railway cottage in the very heart of Ireland with her partner and dog. Thin Places is her first book. It was shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize for Nature

Kerri ní Dochartaigh was born in Derry at the very height of the Troubles. One parent was Catholic, the other Protestant. In the space of a year Kerri’s family were forced out of two homes and when she was eleven a homemade petrol bomb was thrown through her bedroom window. For families like hers, terror was in the very fabric of the city.

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In Thin Places, Kerri explores how nature kept her sane and helped her heal, and how we are again allowing our borders to become hard and terror to creep back in. Kerri asks us to reclaim and rejoice in our landscape, and to remember that the land we fight over is much more than lines on a map.

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The Second Cut LOUISE WELSH

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A stylish, atmospheric detective story with shades of the Gothic – from the author of the award-winning cult classic The Cutting Room Louise Welsh is an award-winning

‘Compelling, immersive and brimming with life’ Graeme Macrae Burnet

author of eight novels. The Cutting Room, her debut novel, won the Crime Writers’

‘Scottish crime writing at its best’ Sara Sheridan

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Auctioneer Rilke has been trying to stay out of trouble, keeping his life more or less respectable. Business has been slow at Bowery Auctions, so when an old friend, Jojo, gives Rilke a tip-off for a house clearance, life seems to be looking up. The next day Jojo washes up dead.

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Jojo liked Grindr hook-ups and recreational drugs – is that the reason the police won’t investigate? And if Rilke doesn’t find out what happened to Jojo, who will?

Glasgow.

Award. In 2018, she was awarded the Most Inspiring Saltire First Book Award winner by public vote. She is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of

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Thrilling and atmospheric, The Second Cut delves into the dark side of twenty-first century Glasgow. Twenty years on from his appearance in The Cutting Room, Rilke is still walking a moral tightrope between good and bad, saint and sinner.

Also by Louise Welsh: The Cutting Room £8.99, new Canons edition publishing 27 January 2022 (9781838850906) Naming the Bones £8.99 (9781847672568) The Bullet Trick £7.99 (9781841958903) Tamburlaine Must Die £8.99 (9781841956046)

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The Go-Between A Portrait of Growing Up Between Different Worlds OSMAN YOUSEFZADA

A heart-rending memoir of living between worlds and learning how to find one’s own – from the renowned fashion designer

Osman Yousefzada was born in

A coming-of-age story set in Birmingham in the 1980s and 1990s, The Go-Between opens a window into a closed migrant community living in a red-light district on the wrong side of the tracks.

Birmingham. He is an artist and a designer, who studied at SOAS and Central Saint Martins, and went on to do a Masters at Cambridge University. As well as being nominated for various fashion awards, he has been awarded the prestigious British Fashion Council NEWGEN award for three consecutive seasons. Osman has been nominated for the Annual Designs of the Year Award at the Design Museum, and shortlisted for a Frieze Art Award. He curates a collaborative journal, The Collective, a cross-disciplinary publication featuring artists, writers and other creatives. The Osman clothing line is sold internationally and is worn by celebrities including Beyoncé, Lupita Nyong’o, Thandiwe Newton, Gwen Stefani, Emma

The adult world is seen through Osman’s eyes as a child: his own devout Pashtun patriarchal community, with its divide between the world of men and women, living cheek-byjowl with parallel migrant communities. The orthodox attend a mosque down the road from the prostitutes and pimps. Children balance Western school teachings with cultural traditions. Alternative masculinities compete with strict gender roles, and female erasure and honour-based violence are committed, even as empowering female friendships prevail. The stories Osman tells, some fantastical and humorous, others melancholy and even harrowing, take us from the Birmingham of Osman’s childhood to the banks of the river Kabul and the river Indus, and, eventually, to the London of his teenage years. Osman weaves in and out of these worlds, struggling with the dual burdens of racism and community expectations, as he is forced to realise it is no longer possible to exist in the spaces in between.

Watson, Freida Pinto and many more.

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No One Round Here Reads Tolstoy Memoirs of a Working-Class Reader MARK HODKINSON

This love letter to reading is a philosophical take on why we read and collect books, told through a workingclass lens Mark Hodkinson has written for The Times for two decades, three years as a columnist. He has also contributed to the Observer, Guardian, Mail on Sunday and others. He is the author of Blue Moon: Down Among the Dead Men with Manchester City, which is regularly cited as a football classic, and Believe in the Sign, which was longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. His novels include The Last Mad Surge of Youth, which was nominated as Q’s Novel of the Year, and That Summer Feeling. He also commissioned and edited the muchacclaimed biography J.D. Salinger: A Life, which was made into a film starring Nicholas Hoult. He owns Pomona Books.

Mark Hodkinson grew up among the terrace houses of Rochdale in a house with just one book. His dad kept it on top of a wardrobe with other items of great worth – wedding photographs and Mark’s National Cycling Proficiency certificate. If Mark wanted to read it, he was warned not to crease the pages or slam shut the covers. Today, Mark is an author, journalist and publisher. He still lives in Rochdale, but is now snugly ensconced (or is that buried?) in a ‘book cave’ surrounded by 3,500 titles – at the last count. No One Round Here Reads Tolstoy is his story of growing up a working-class lad during the 1970s and 1980s. It’s about schools (bad), music (good) and the people (some mad, a few sane), and pre-eminently and profoundly the books and authors (some bad, mostly good) that led the way, and shaped his life. It’s also about a family who just didn’t see the point of reading, and a troubled grandad who, in his own way, taught Mark the power of stories.

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In recounting his own life-long love affair with books, Mark also tells the story of how writing and reading has changed over the last five decades, starting with the wave of workingclass writers in the 1950s and 60s, where he saw himself reflected in books for the first time.

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DANIEL H. PINK

From the internationally bestselling author of When, Drive and To Sell is Human, a new book about the transforming power of that crucial and misunderstood emotion: regret

Daniel H. Pink is the author of several books including the New York Times bestsellers When, Drive, To Sell Is Human and A Whole New Mind. His

‘Regret is not dangerous or abnormal, it is healthy and universal, an integral part of being human’, Daniel H. Pink writes in his provocative and eye-opening new book. ‘Done right, it needn’t bring us down; it can lift us up.’ Drawing from new research in social psychology, neuroscience, biology and more, as well as from more than 10,000 people in 35 countries around the world who responded to his World Regret Survey – the largest of its kind ever conducted – Pink challenges the idea of regret being a drag on our self-esteem and outlook. In fact, understanding how regret actually works and using those insights to reframe our perspective of it will help us reclaim regret as an indispensable emotion that can help us make smarter decisions, perform better at work and school and bring greater meaning to our lives.

books have won multiple awards and have been translated into more than 40 languages. He lives with his family in Washington, D.C.

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Pink sets down a dynamic new way of thinking about regret and frames his ideas in ways that are clear, accessible and pragmatic. Packed with true stories of people’s regrets as well as practical takeaways for reimagining regret as a positive force in your own life, this book shows how we can live richer, more engaged lives – with no regrets.

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Winchelsea ALEX PRESTON

In eighteenth-century Sussex, a young girl seeks revenge for the death of her father – an intoxicating historical novel from the acclaimed author of In Love and War The year is 1742. Goody Brown, saved from drowning and adopted when just a babe, has grown up happily in the smuggling town of Winchelsea. Then, when Goody turns sixteen, her father is murdered in the night by men he thought were friends. Alex Preston is an award-winning author of three novels: This Bleeding City, The Revelations and In Love and War, as well as a book of non-fiction As Kingfishers Catch Fire. He writes regularly for the Telegraph, the Economist and Harper’s Bazaar. He reviews books for the Observer’s New Review, Financial Times and Spectator. Alex is co-founder of the Corfu Literary Festival and Patron of Oxford Literary Festival. twitter @ahmpreston

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To find justice in a lawless land, Goody must enter the cutthroat world of her father’s killers. With her beloved brother Francis, she joins a rival gang of smugglers. Facing high seas and desperate villains, she also discovers something else: an existence without constraints or expectations, a taste for danger that makes her blood run fast. Goody was never born to be a gentlewoman. But what will she become instead? Winchelsea is an electrifying story of vengeance and transformation; a rare, lyrical and transporting work of historical imagination that makes the past so real we can touch it.

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Maxwell’s Demon STEVEN HALL

The absurdly brilliant and mind-twisting second novel from Steven Hall, author of the acclaimed The Raw Shark Texts ‘Ingeniously plotted and compulsively well-paced’ Sunday Times ‘A cracking detective story that seems to be investigating its own existence’ Jeff Noon Steven Hall is the author of The Raw Shark Texts and was lead writer on the

‘Are you there, Tom?’ I stood in the doorway, staring at the phone. My father had been dead for almost seven years.

bestselling video game Battlefield 1, for which he received a Writer’s Guild nomination. His 2007 debut novel, The Raw Shark Texts, won the Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. It was an international bestseller and has been translated into over thirty languages. In 2013, Hall was named as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists.

When Thomas Quinn receives a seemingly impossible voice message, he can’t help but wonder if Andrew Black – a legendary, reclusive mystery writer and his father’s protégé – is somehow involved. Thomas knows that Black can’t be trusted, that he should be avoided at all costs. But as the search for answers spirals into an examination of the nature of time, entropy, the true forms of angels, fictional stalkers and the secrets of the nativity set . . . Thomas realises that he might not have a choice.

Maxwell’s Demon is his second novel. twitter @stevenha11

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How to Be Animal What it Means to Be Human MELANIE CHALLENGER

Combining popular science, history and moral philosophy, this is a wide-ranging and radical take on the human story and what it means for us today ‘A hymn to generosity’ Adam Nicolson ‘A brilliant book’ Observer Melanie Challenger works as a researcher on the history of humanity and the natural world, and environmental philosophy. She is the author of On Extinction: How We Became Estranged from Nature. She received a Darwin Now Award for her research in the Canadian Arctic, and the Arts Council International Fellowship with the British Antarctic Survey for her work on the history of whaling. link melaniechallenger.com

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Humans are the most inquisitive, emotional, imaginative, aggressive and baffling animals on the planet. But how well do we really know ourselves? How to Be Animal offers a radical take on what it means to be human and argues that at the heart of our psychology is a profound struggle with being animal. Tracing the history of this thinking through to its far-reaching effects on our lives, and drawing on a range of disciplines, Challenger proposes that being an animal is a process, beautiful and unpredictable, and that we have a chance to tell ourselves a new story; to realise that if we matter, so does everything else.

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A River Called Time COURTTIA NEWLAND

A monumental speculative fiction story of love, loyalty, politics and conscience set in parallel Londons LONGLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE ‘A brilliant remix of history’ Financial Times ‘Thought-provoking as well as action-packed’ Guardian Courttia Newland is the author of seven books including his much lauded debut, The Scholar. His latest novel, The Gospel According to Cane, was published in 2013. He co-edited The Penguin Book of New Black Writing in Britain, and his short stories have featured in various anthologies and been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. He was shortlisted for the 2007 CWA Dagger in the Library Award and the 2010 Alfred Fagon Award. In 2016 he

The Ark was built to save the lives of the many, but rapidly became a refuge for the elite, the entrance closed without warning. Years later, Markriss Denny is one of the select few granted entry. He carries with him a closely guarded secret: the ability of his spirit to leave his body and transcend the known world. But once in, he learns of another who carries the same power, and their existence could spell catastrophe for humanity. Denny is forced into a desperate race to understand his abilities, and in doing so uncovers the truth about the Ark, himself and the people he thought he once knew.

was also awarded the Tayner Barbers Award for science fiction writing and the Roland Rees Bursary for playwriting. As a screenwriter, he has written episodes of Steve McQueen’s 2020 BBC series Small Axe. twitter @courttianewland

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AMY LIPTROT

The new book from the bestselling and multi-award-winning author of The Outrun – on the ecology of love and heartbreak, the urban environment and the digital age Wishing to leave the quiet isolation of her Orkney island life, Amy Liptrot books a one-way flight to Berlin. Searching for new experiences, inspiration and love, she rents a loftbed in a shared flat and looks for work. She explores the streets, nightclubs and parks and seeks out the city’s wildlife – goshawks, raccoons and hooded crows. She looks for love through the screen of her laptop. Over the course of a year Amy makes space hoping for the unexpected. And it comes with an erotic jolt, in the form of a love affair that obsesses her.

Amy Liptrot is the author of The Outrun, which was a Sunday Times bestseller. She writes columns and reviews for various magazines and newspapers including the Guardian and the Spectator, and recently presented the BBC Radio 4 series The New Anatomy of Melancholy. The Outrun was awarded the Wainwright Prize and the PEN Ackerley Prize, and was shortlisted for the Wellcome Prize and the Ondaatje Prize. It was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and

The Instant is an unapologetic look at the addictive power of love and lust. It is also an exploration of the cycles of the moon, the flight paths of migratory birds, the mesmerising power of Neolithic stonework and the trails followed by a generation who exist online.

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The first children’s book from number one bestselling author, poet and national treasure Lemn Sissay, beautifully illustrated throughout This is the story of a little boy called Alem who goes on an adventure. It’s his birthday, but who knows where can he go to celebrate? Maybe the bear, the fox, the meercat, the treefrog, the fruit bat or the bulldog know? But don’t ask the dragon . . . or he will EAT you!

Lemn Sissay OBE is a BAFTAnominated, bestselling and awardwinning writer and broadcaster. His 2019 memoir My Name Is Why was a number one Sunday Times bestseller. His Landmark poems are visible in London, Manchester, Huddersfield and Addis Ababa. Sissay was awarded an MBE in 2010, the PEN Pinter Prize in 2019 and an OBE for services to literature and charity in 2021. He is Chancellor of the University of Manchester. He is British and Ethiopian. twitter @lemnsissay

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Greg Stobbs is an illustrator, street artist and visual development artist from the South East, with an overactive imagination. He has previously worked with the BBC, CBeebies, Urban Outfitters and John Lewis. instagram @gregstobbs_illustration instagram @squirlart

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Explorer The Quest for Adventure, Discovery and the Great Unknown BENEDICT ALLEN

This enquiry into the explorer mindset is part meditation, part memoir, from one of ‘Britain’s greatest explorers’ (Telegraph) Benedict Allen is an explorer and a

What does it mean to be an explorer in the twenty-first century?

former member of Council and Trustee of the Royal Geographical Society, Patron of the Environmental Justice Foundation, The Tony Foundation and Save the Rhino Trust. He is the editor of The Faber Book of Exploration. twitter @benedictallen link benedictallen.com

Explorer is the story of what first led Benedict Allen to head for the farthest reaches of our planet – at a time when there were still valleys and ranges known only to the remote communities who inhabited them. It is also the story of why, thirty years later, he is still exploring. It’s the story of a journey back to a clouded mountain in New Guinea to find a man called Korsai who had once been a friend, and to fulfil a promise made as young men. It is also a story of what it is to be ‘lost’ and ‘found’. Honest, sensitive and packed with insight, in Explorer Allen considers the lessons he has learnt from his numerous expeditions – most importantly, from the communities he has encountered: there is a value in disconnecting from all that we are familiar with, particularly in today’s crowded world. And there is a value in connecting with worlds unfamiliar to us, some of whom have lived in harmony, not competition, with nature for generations. We explore not to plant a flag, or leave a mark, but to open up and allow the place and people to leave their mark on us.

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The Old Woman With the Knife GU BYEONG-MO, TRANSLATED BY CHI-YOUNG KIM

A smart and compelling novel about a middle-aged female assassin navigating the vulnerabilities posed by her ageing body, and a meditation on loss and loneliness Gu Byeong-mo was born in Seoul, South Korea, in 1976. She made her literary debut in 2009 when her novel Wizard Bakery won the second Changbi Prize for Young Adult Fiction. Her 2015 short-story collection Geugeosi namaneun anigireul received the Today’s Writer Award and Hwang Sun-won New Writers’ Award. This is her third novel, and the first to be translated into the English language.

Chi-Young Kim is an award-winning

Hornclaw is a sixty-five-year-old female contract killer who is considering retirement. A fighter who has experienced loss and grief early on in life, she lives in a state of self-imposed isolation, with just her dog, Deadweight, for company. While on an assassination job for the ‘disease control’ company she works for, Hornclaw makes an uncharacteristic error, causing a sequence of events that brings her past well and truly into the present. Threatened with sabotage by a young male upstart and battling new desires and urges when she least expects them, Hornclaw steels her resolve, demonstrating that no matter their age, the female of the species is always more deadly than the male.

literary translator and editor based in Los Angeles. A recipient of the Man Asian Literary Prize (2011), she has translated works by You-jeong Jeong, Sun-mi Hwang, Young-ha Kim, Kyung Ran Jo, J.M. Lee and Kyung-sook Shin, among others.

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How Beautiful We Were IMBOLO MBUE

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Behold the Dreamers comes a story about the collision of a small African village and an American oil company ‘Sweeping and quietly devastating’ New York Times ‘A David and Goliath story for our times’ O, the Oprah Magazine Imbolo Mbue is the author of the New York Times bestseller Behold the Dreamers, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and was an Oprah’s Book Club selection. The novel has been translated into eleven languages, adapted into an opera and a stage play, and optioned for a miniseries. A native of Limbe, Cameroon, Mbue lives in New York.

Set in the fictional African village of Kosawa, How Beautiful We Were tells the story of a people living in fear amidst environmental degradation wrought by an American oil company. Pipeline spills have rendered farmlands infertile. Children are dying from drinking toxic water. Promises of clean-up and financial reparations are made – and ignored. The country’s government, led by a brazen dictator, exists to serve its own interest only. Left with few choices, the people of Kosawa decide to fight back. But their fight will come at a steep price . . . one which generation after generation will have to pay.

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Told through the perspective of a generation of children and the family of a girl named Thula, How Beautiful We Were is a masterful exploration of what happens when the reckless drive for profit, coupled with the ghost of colonialism, comes up against one community’s determination to hold onto its ancestral land and a young woman’s willingness to sacrifice everything for the sake of her people’s freedom.

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The Comfort Book MAT T HAIG

The instant number one Sunday Times bestseller. Reflections on hope, survival and the messy miracle of being alive from the author of The Midnight Library ‘Profound, witty and uplifting’ Observer Matt Haig is the number one bestselling author of two other nonfiction books, Reasons to Stay Alive and Notes on a Nervous Planet, as well as seven novels for adults, including The Midnight Library, which has sold over one million copies. Haig also writes award-winning books for children, including A Boy Called

‘Full of eloquent, cogent and positive reminders of the beauty of life’ Independent The Comfort Book is a collection of consolations learned in hard times and suggestions for making the bad days better. Drawing on maxims, memoir and the inspirational lives of others, these meditations offer new ways of seeing ourselves and the world. This is the book to pick up when you need the wisdom of a friend, the comfort of a hug or a reminder that hope comes from unexpected places.

Christmas, which has been made into a feature film with an all-star cast. His work has been translated into over forty languages. twitter @matthaig1

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A Boy Called Christmas, film tie-in, publishing 28 October 2021 £7.99 (9781838853723) A Boy Called Christmas £6.99 (9781782118268) The Girl Who Saved Christmas £6.99 (9781782118602) Father Christmas and Me £6.99 (9781786890726) A Mouse Called Miika, publishing 7 October 2021 £12.99 (9781838853686) The Truth Pixie £9.99 (9781786894328) The Truth Pixie Goes to School £9.99 (9781786898265) Illustrated by Emily Gravett: Evie and the Animals £6.99 (9781786894311)

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From Ruth Ozeki, Booker-shortlisted author of A Tale for the Time Being A brilliantly inventive novel about loss, growing up and our relationship with things, and a revelatory treatise about how her face has shaped – and been shaped by – her life

Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker and Zen Buddhist priest. She is the awardwinning author of four novels: My Year of Meats, All Over Creation, A Tale for the Time Being, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize and translated into 28 languages, and The Book of Form and Emptiness. She has also written a short memoir, Timecode of a Face. She is affiliated with the Everyday Zen Foundation and lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she teaches creative writing at Smith College and is the Grace Jarcho Ross 1933 Professor of Humanities.

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The Book of Form and Emptiness ‘A masterpiece. Her generous heart, remarkable imagination and brilliant mind light up every page’ Karen Joy Fowler

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After the tragic death of his father, fourteen-year-old Benny Oh begins to hear voices. The voices belong to the things in his house and sound variously pleasant, angry or sad. Then his mother develops a hoarding problem, and the voices grow more clamorous. When ignoring them doesn’t work, Benny seeks refuge in the silence of a large public library. There he meets a mesmerising street artist with a smug pet ferret; a homeless philosopher-poet who encourages him to find his own voice amongst the many; and his very own Book, who narrates Benny’s life and teaches him to listen to the things that truly matter. Blending unforgettable characters with everything from jazz to climate change to our attachment to material possessions, this is classic Ruth Ozeki – bold, humane and heartbreaking.

Timecode of a Face What did your face look like before your parents were born? Who are you? What is your true self? These are the questions in Ruth Ozeki’s mind as she challenges herself to spend three hours gazing into her own reflection, recording every thought and detail. What follows are a lifetime’s worth of meditations on race, ageing, family, death, the body, self-doubt and, finally, acceptance. In this profound encounter with memory and the mirror, Ozeki weaves together personal history, professional experience, Zen philosophy, Japanese culture and more to paint a rich, intimate and utterly unique portrait of a life as told through a face. PAPERBACK, 24 MARCH 2022

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The April Dead

‘One of the great Scottish crime writers’ The Times Alan Parks has worked in the music industry for over twenty years. His debut

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LONGLISTED FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE FOR SCOTTISH CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR In a grimy flat in Glasgow, a homemade bomb explodes, leaving few remains to identify its maker. Detective Harry McCoy knows in his gut that there’ll be more to follow. The hunt for a missing sailor from the local US naval base leads him to the secretive group behind the bomb, and their disturbing, dominating leader. If the city is to survive the next explosion, it’ll take everything McCoy’s got . . .

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novel Bloody January was shortlisted for the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, February’s Son was nominated for an Edgar Award and The April Dead was

Glasgow is a city in mourning. An arson attack on a hairdresser’s has left five dead. Tempers are frayed and sentiments running high.

longlisted for The McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year. He lives and works in Glasgow.

When three youths are charged the city goes wild. A crowd gathers outside the courthouse but as the police drive the young men to prison, the van is rammed by a truck, and the men are grabbed and bundled into a car. The next day, the body of one of them is dumped in the city centre. A note has been sent to the newspaper: one down, two to go. Detective Harry McCoy has twenty-four hours to find the kidnapped boys before they all turn up dead, and it is going to mean taking down some of Glasgow’s most powerful people to do it . . .

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None of This Is Serious

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CATHERINE PRASIFKA

A sharp and addictive modern debut set in Dublin, about female friendship and our obsession with being online – from an exciting new voice in Irish fiction ‘Extraordinary’ Naoise Dolan ‘Seriously good’ Louise Nealon

Catherine Prasifka was born in Dublin in 1996. She studied English Literature at Trinity College Dublin

Dublin student life is ending for Sophie and her friends. They’ve got everything figured out, and Sophie feels left behind as they all start to go their separate ways. She’s overshadowed by her best friend Grace. She’s been in love with Finn for as long as she’s known him. And she’s about to meet Rory, who’s suddenly available to her online.

and has an MLitt in Fantasy from

At a party, what was already unstable completely falls apart and Sophie finds herself obsessively scrolling social media, waiting for something (anything) to happen.

ruined nearly all of her favourite books

the University of Glasgow. She has competed in both the European Debating Championships and the World Championships. She is obsessed with learning about how stories work and has

and movies by overanalysing them. She works as a creative writing teacher in Dublin. None of This Is Serious is her

None of This Is Serious is about the uncertainty and absurdity of being alive today. It’s about balancing the real world with the online, and the vulnerabilities in yourself, your relationships, your body. At its heart, this is a novel about the friendships strong enough to withstand anything.

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CHITRA RAMASWAMY

A book about history, friendship, family and what it means to belong, from the Chitra Ramaswamy is an award-

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first book, Expecting: The Inner Life of Pregnancy, won the Saltire First Book of the Year Award and was shortlisted for the Polari Prize. She has contributed essays to Antlers of Water, Nasty Women, The Freedom Papers, The Bi-ble and Message from the Skies. She is a TV critic for the Guardian, the restaurant critic for The Times Scotland, a columnist for the National Trust for Scotland and broadcasts regularly for BBC Radio Scotland. She lives in Edinburgh with her partner, two young children and

This book is about two unlikely friends. One brown, one white; one female, one male; one born in 1970s Britain to Indian immigrant parents, the other arrived from Nazi Germany in 1939, fleeing persecution. This book is about common ground. It is a story of migration, anti-Semitism, racism, family, belonging, grief and resilience. This book is about the past and the present. It is about the mistakes of the twentieth century and the uncertain hope of our present moment. This book is about homelands.

rescue dog. twitter @Chitgrrl

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JAMAL MAHJOUB

Moving from Khartoum, Sudan, to Washington, D.C., and then across the US in a road trip unlike any other, this is Jamal Mahjoub is a British-Sudanese writer. Born in London, he was raised in Khartoum where his family remained until 1990. He has lived in a number of places, including the UK, Denmark, Spain and, currently, the Netherlands. His novels include Travelling with

a book about music, friendship and the desire for home ‘A novel of regeneration through music and the secret hunger of quiet lives. It is an immersive, humorous and powerful novel from a truly great writer who deserves a very wide audience’ Chigozie Obioma, Booker-shortlisted author of The Fishermen

Djinns and The Drift Latitudes. Under the pseudonym Parker Bilal he is the author of the Inspector Makana crime series and, most recently, the Crane and Drake series. His latest non-fiction book, A Line in the River, was longlisted for the Ondaatje Prize. link jamalmahjoub.com

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The Kamanga Kings, a Khartoum jazz band of yesteryear, is presented with the opportunity of a lifetime when a surprise letter arrives inviting them to perform in Washington, D.C. The only problem is . . . the band no longer exists. Rushdy, a disaffected secondary school teacher and the son of an original Kamanga King, sets out to revive the band. All too soon an unlikely group are on their way, knowing the eyes of their country are on them. As they move from the familiarity of Khartoum to the chaos of Donald Trump’s America, Jamal Mahjoub weaves a gently humorous and ultimately universal tale of music, belonging and love.

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My Rock ’n’ Roll Friend TRACEY THORN

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An exploration of female friendship and women in music, from the iconic singersongwriter and bestselling author of Another Planet and Bedsit Disco Queen ‘Entertaining, affectionate and righteous’ Guardian ‘Says so much about being a woman’ Cosey Fanni Tutti In 1983, backstage at the Lyceum in London, Tracey Thorn and Lindy Morrison first met. Tracey’s music career was just beginning, while Lindy, drummer for The Go-Betweens, was ten years her senior. They became confidantes, comrades and best friends, a relationship cemented by gossip and feminism, books and gigs and rock ’n’ roll love affairs. Thorn takes stock of thirty-seven years of friendship, teasing out the details of connection and affection between two women who seem to be either complete opposites or mirror images of each other. She asks what people see, who does the looking, and ultimately who writes women out of – and back into – history.

Tracey Thorn is a singer-songwriter and writer, best known for her seventeen years in bestselling duo Everything But The Girl. She has released four solo albums, one movie soundtrack, a large handful of singles, and three books, including the Sunday Times bestsellers Another Planet and Bedsit Disco Queen. She lives in London, with her husband Ben Watt and their three children. twitter @tracey_thorn

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The Startup Wife TAHMIMA ANAM

A quirky, funny, deeply intelligent story of love, big dreams, starting up and feminist geekdom ‘High-octane entertainment that hits notes poignant as well as savagely witty, it soars’ Observer ‘Stylish and funny’ Sunday Times ‘Impossibly timely and bewilderingly smart’ Elif Shafak Tahmima Anam’s first novel, A Golden Age, won the Commonwealth Writers Prize and went on to be translated into 27 languages. It was followed by The Good Muslim and The Bones of Grace. She was a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and was recently elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, she attended Mount Holyoke College and Harvard University and now lives in London, where she is on the board of ROLI, a music tech company founded by

Halfway through her PhD, computer scientist Asha has her future all mapped out. Then a chance meeting and whirlwind romance with her old high-school crush, Cyrus, changes everything. Together with their friend Jules they come up with a revolutionary idea: to build a social networking app that could bring meaning to millions of lives. While Asha creates an ingenious algorithm, Cyrus’ charismatic appeal throws him into the spotlight. And when the app explodes into the next big thing, Asha finds that she’s invisible in the very company she created. Gripping, witty and razor-sharp, The Startup Wife is a blistering novel about big ambitions, speaking out and standing up for what you believe in.

her husband. twitter instagram @tahmima

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Also by Tahmima Anam: A Golden Age £8.99 (9781786898623) The Good Muslim £8.99 (9781847679758) The Bones of Grace £8.99 (9781847679789)

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Coward Why We Get Anxious & What We Can Do About It TIM CLARE

Blending memoir, self-help and science, and offering practical help, Tim Clare asks us to rethink anxiety

Tim Clare is an award-winning writer, poet and creative writing podcaster. He is the author of We Can’t All Be Astronauts and the novels The Honours and The Ice House. He has performed his work at festivals and clubs across the world, on BBC TV and radio. Tim has also written for the Guardian, The Times, the Independent and the Big Issue, and presents the creative writing podcast

Tim Clare has suffered from anxiety and panic attacks for over a decade. At their worst, his attacks would see him curled on the floor, screaming at his wife for help. When they became more than he and his family could manage, Tim made a promise to himself – he would try everything he could to get better, every method and medicine. In Coward, Tim Clare explores all the possible treatments for anxiety, from SSRIs to hypnosis, running to extreme diets. He interviews experts and becomes a guinea pig, testing their methods on himself. At the end of a year of many ups and downs, Tim discovers what helps him (and what doesn’t), and what might help others. Most of all he comes to rethink anxiety and encourages all of us to do the same.

Death Of 1,000 Cuts. twitter @timclarepoet link timclarepoet.co.uk

Also by Tim Clare: The Honours £8.99 (9781782114796) The Ice House £8.99 (9781786894823)

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The Fire People A Collection of Black British Poetry E D I T E D BY L E M N S I SS AY

The seminal Black British poetry collection, edited by and featuring a new introduction from the number one bestselling poet and author Lemn Sissay. Now with a scorching new sequel, More Fiya Lemn Sissay is a BAFTA-nominated, award-winning writer and broadcaster. He has authored collections of poetry and plays and his memoir My Name Is Why was a number one bestseller. His Landmark poems are visible in London, Manchester, Huddersfield and Addis Ababa. He has been made an Honorary Doctor by the universities of Manchester, Kent, Huddersfield and Brunel, and in 2019 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He received an MBE in 2010 and an OBE in 2021 for services to literature and charity. He is Chancellor of the University of Manchester. He is British and Ethiopian. twitter @lemnsissay

Inspired and influenced by roots, reggae and hip-hop, this anthology is edited by number one bestselling author and poet Lemn Sissay. Including work from: Chris Abani, Patience Agbabi, Malika Booker, John Citizen, Salena Godden, Lorraine Griffiths, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jackie Kay, Parm Kaur, Shamshad Khan, Cheryl Martin, Raman Mundair, Bunmi Ogunsiji, Koye Oyedeji, Mallissa Read, Vanessa Richards, Khefri Cybele Riley aka KA’frique, Roger Robinson, Joy Russell, Kadija Sesay, John Siddique, Labi Siffre, Lemn Sissay, Dorothea Smartt, Andria Smith, SuAndi, Tricky, Akure Wall, Marie Guise Williams

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More Fiya A New Collection of Black British Poetry E D I T E D BY K AYO C H I N G O N Y I

A scorching new anthology of Black British poetry, edited by the awardwinning acclaimed poet Kayo Chingonyi and following in the footsteps of the 1998 seminal collection The Fire People Kayo Chingonyi is the author of Kumukanda, which won the Dylan Thomas Prize and a Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Prize, the Seamus Heaney Centre First Poetry Collection Prize, the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, the Roehampton Poetry Prize and the Jhalak Prize. His latest collection is A Blood Condition. Kayo has performed his work at festivals and events around the world, is outgoing Poetry Editor for The White Review, an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Durham University, and writer and presenter for Decode. twitter @KayoChingonyi link kayochingonyi.com

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In this blistering anthology, poet, editor and DJ Kayo Chingonyi brings together a selection of exceptional Black British poets. This is his dream mixtape featuring a crossgenerational span of current poets extending and inhabiting the spirits of the ancestors. Following in the tread of Lemn Sissay’s The Fire People, More Fiya aims to lodge in the mind of its readers for a lifetime, radiating to touch the lives of many. Including work from: Jason Allen-Paisant, Raymond Antrobus, Janette Ayachi, Dean Atta, Malika Booker, Eric Ngalle Charles, Dzifa Benson, Inua Ellams, Samatar Elmi, Khadijah Ibrahim, Keith Jarrett, Anthony Joseph, Safiya Kamaria Kinshasa, Vanessa Kisuule, Rachel Long, Adam Lowe, Nick Makoha, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Momtaza Mehri, Bridget Minamore, Selina Nwulu, Gboyega Odubanjo, Louisa Adjoa Parker, Roger Robinson, Denise Saul, Kim Squirrell, Warsan Shire, Rommi Smith, Yomi Sode, Degna Stone, Keisha Thompson, Kandace Siobhan Walker, Warda Yassin, Belinda Zhawi.

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Things I Have Withheld KEI MILLER

Award-winning poet and novelist Kei Miller explores the meanings of silence in this collection of provocative and lyrical essays ‘Lyrical, original and engaging’ Observer ‘Invaluable . . . an astounding collection, where Miller circles the question of how to put words to what is often silenced’ Big Issue Kei Miller has written several books across a range of genres. His 2014 poetry collection, The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion, won the Forward Prize for Best Collection; his 2017 novel, Augustown, won the Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, the Prix Les Afriques and the Prix Carbet de la Caraïbe et du Tout-Monde. In 2010, the Institute of Jamaica awarded him the Silver Musgrave medal for his contributions to Literature and

In this astonishing collection of essays, the award-winning poet and novelist Kei Miller explores the silence in which so many important things are kept. Through letters to James Baldwin, encounters with Liam Neeson, Soca, Carnival, family secrets, love affairs, white women’s tears, questions of aesthetics and more, Miller powerfully and imaginatively recounts everyday acts of racism and prejudice. Things I Have Withheld is a great artistic achievement: a work of beauty which challenges us to interrogate what seems unsayable and why – our actions, defence mechanisms, imaginations and interactions – and those of the world around us.

in 2018 he was awarded the Anthony Sabga medal for Arts & Letters. He has taught at the Universities of Glasgow, Royal Holloway and Exeter. He was the 2019 Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor to the University of Iowa and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. twitter @keimiller

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Small Bodies of Water N I N A M I N G YA P OW L E S

A lyrical, poetic essay collection that blends memoir with powerful writing on the natural world, taking us from London to New Zealand, Shanghai to Malaysia – from the winner of the Nan Shepherd Prize ‘Remarkable’ Robert Macfarlane Nina Mingya Powles is a writer,

‘Goregous’ Amy Liptrot

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‘Urgent and nourishing’ Jessica J. Lee

Zealand. She is the author of three poetry collections, including Magnolia, which was shortlisted for both the Ondaatje Prize and the Forward Prize; and Tiny Moons: A Year of Eating in Shanghai. In 2019 she won the Nan Shepherd Prize for Small Bodies of Water, and in 2018 she won the Women Poets’ Prize. She is the founding editor of Bitter Melon. Nina was born in Aotearoa, partly grew up in China, and now lives in London. twitter @ninamingya

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Nina Mingya Powles first learned to swim in Borneo – where her mother was born and her grandfather studied freshwater fish. There, the local swimming pool became her first body of water. Through her life there have been others that have meant different things, but have still been, in their own way, home: from the wild coastline of New Zealand to a pond in northwest London. In lyrical, powerful prose, Small Bodies of Water weaves together memories, dreams and nature writing. Exploring everything from migration, food, family, earthquakes and the ancient lunisolar calendar, Nina reflects on a girlhood spent growing up between two cultures, and what it means to belong.

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Blood Legacy Reckoning With a Family’s Story of Slavery ALEX RENTON

One man’s personal discovery of his family’s involvement in transatlantic slavery leads to his call for a wider reckoning among the descendants of slave owners Alex Renton is a journalist who has won awards for his work as an investigator, war correspondent and food policy writer. He has also worked for Oxfam, in East Asia, Haiti and on the Iraq war. Most recently he has been a columnist on the Times and a correspondent for Newsweek magazine. He lives in Edinburgh with his family. twitter @axrenton

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‘Remarkable . . . an incredible work of scholarship’ Sathnam Sanghera, The Times ‘An incredible book’ Emma Dabiri Through the story of his own family’s history as slave and plantation owners, Alex Renton looks at how we owe it to the present to understand the legacy of the past. When British Caribbean slavery was abolished across most of the British Empire in 1833, it was not the newly liberated who received compensation, but the tens of thousands of enslavers who were paid millions of pounds in government money. The descendants of some of those slave owners are among the wealthiest and most powerful people in Britain today. Blood Legacy explores what inheritance – political, economic, moral and spiritual – has been passed to the descendants of the slave owners and the descendants of the enslaved. He also asks, crucially, how the former – himself among them – can begin to make reparations for the past.

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KAREN CAMPBELL

A heartwarming, uplifting novel about how easy it can be to fall through the cracks, and what it takes to rebuild a life Karen Campbell is a Scottish novelist and former police officer. She is the author of seven novels, most recently The Sound of the Hours, which was a Waterstones Scottish Book of the Month. She is a recipient of the Best New Scottish Writer Award and has led workshops for the Scottish Refugee Council, Amnesty, Moniack Mhor and Scottish PEN, among others. She has written for BBC Radio 3, Edinburgh International Book Festival and Glasgow Women’s Library, and was recently Writer in Residence at Dumfries and Galloway Council. She lives in Galloway, Scotland. twitter @writerkcampbell

run off course What if going back means you could begin again? Rocked by a terrible accident, homeless Kelly needs to escape the city streets of Glasgow. Maybe she doesn’t believe in serendipity, but a rare moment of kindness and a lost engagement ring conspire to call her home. As Kelly vows to reunite the lost ring with its owner, she must return to the small town she fled so many years ago. On her journey from Glasgow to the south-west tip of Scotland, Kelly encounters ancient pilgrim routes, hostile humans, hippies, book lovers and a friendly dog, as memories stir and the people she thought she’d left behind forever move closer with every step. Full of compassion and hope, Paper Cup is a novel about how easy it can be to fall through the cracks, and what it takes to turn around a life that has run off course.

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Bi The Hidden Culture, History and Science of Bisexuality Photo © Boris Breuer

DR JULIA SHAW

A personal, scientific and historical examination of bisexuality, from the internationally bestselling author and cohost of Bad People Bisexuality is the largest sexual minority in the world, but also the least well understood. This book sets out to answer some of the questions that many people have about bisexuality.

Dr Julia Shaw is a psychological scientist. She is best known for her work in the areas of criminal psychology, false memory and tackling workplace harassment. She has a Masters degree in Queer History. In 2016 she published her bestselling debut book The Memory

In Bi Julia Shaw explores how people have defined and measured bisexuality and its long and important history. She introduces us to some famous bi activists and scholars whom everyone should know, looks at behavioural bisexuality in animals and investigates whether there is a bi gene. She looks at research on bisexual kids, parents and grandparents, and explores bisexual identities across the lifespan. She asks why so few bisexual people are out, and examines the mental and physical health consequences of this. We look at societal reactions to bisexuality (are bi people more promiscuous? No). We learn whether there is visual language of bisexuality, about bi visibility on screen and explore the colourful world of bisexual communities.

Illusion, which has appeared in twenty languages. In 2019 she published her second international bestseller Making Evil. Her work is often featured on TV, radio, in print and online. She is creator and co-host of the podcast Bad People. twitter @drjuliashaw

link drjuliashaw.com

This book aims to demystify bisexuality and celebrate it. Today, most bisexual activists and researchers define bisexuality as attraction to more than one gender and this is a book for anyone whether they identify as bisexual, plurisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, polysexual, fluid, unlabelled, any related label, or who just wants to know more.

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The Dark Remains WILLIAM MCILVANNEY AND IAN RANKIN

In this scorching crime hook-up, number one bestseller Ian Rankin and Scottish crime-writing legend William McIlvanney join forces for the first ever case of DI Laidlaw, Glasgow’s original gritty detective

William McIlvanney is the author of the award-winning Laidlaw trilogy, featuring Glasgow’s original maverick

‘Mean, moody and menacing’ Sue Black ‘Like witnessing Scottish noir’s Big Bang creation in the company of its greatest living exponent’ Lee Child If the truth’s in the shadows, get out of the light . . . Lawyer Bobby Carter did a lot of work for the wrong type of people. Now he’s dead and it was no accident. He’s left behind his share of enemies, but who dealt the fatal blow? DC Jack Laidlaw’s reputation precedes him. He’s not a team player, but he’s got a sixth sense for what’s happening on the streets. As two Glasgow gangs go to war, Laidlaw needs to find out who got Carter before the whole city explodes.

detective. Both Laidlaw and The Papers of Tony Veitch gained Silver Daggers from the Crime Writers’ Association, while the third in the series, Strange Loyalties, won the Glasgow Herald’s People’s Prize. He died in December 2015.

Ian Rankin is the number one bestselling author of the Inspector Rebus series. The Rebus books have been translated into thirty-six languages and are bestsellers worldwide. He is the recipient of four Crime Writers’ Association Dagger Awards, including the prestigious Diamond Dagger, and in 2002 he received an OBE for services to literature. He lives in Edinburgh. twitter @beathhigh

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Baggage Tales from a Fully Packed Life ALAN CUMMING

A joyous and poignant book about the world of professional acting, the messiness of life and how every experience – good or bad – shapes who you are, from the New York Times bestselling author of Not My Father’s Son Alan Cumming’s many awards for his stage and screen work include the Tony, Olivier, BAFTA and Emmy. He is the author of two children’s books, a book of photographs and stories, a novel and a memoir, Not My Father’s Son. He is a podcaster (Alan Cumming’s Shelves) and an amateur barman (NYC’s Club Cumming). twitter @alancumming link alancumming.com

‘No one ever fully recovers from their past. There is no cure for it. You just learn to manage and prioritise it. I believe the second you feel you have triumphed or overcome something you have merely decided to stop being vigilant and embraced denial as your modus operandi. And that is what this book is about, and for: to remind you not to buy in to the Hollywood ending.’ Baggage chronicles the actor’s life in Hollywood and the ways in which work has repeatedly whisked him away from personal calamities to sets and stages around the world. Taking us through the highs and lows of his career, his struggle with mental health, each failed relationship or encounter with a legend (Liza! X Men! Gore Vidal! Kubrick! Spice Girls!), every bad decision or moment of sensual joy, Cumming shows how every experience – good or bad – has shaped who he is today: a happy, flawed, vulnerable, fearless middle-aged man, with a lot of baggage. Startlingly honest, both poignant and joyous, Baggage shines a light on how to embrace the complicated messiness of life.

Also by Alan Cumming Not My Father’s Son £9.99 (9781782115465)

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The Last Days of Roger Federer A Book About Endings Photo © Matt Stuart

GEOFF DYER

Could it be that our deepest desire is for Geoff Dyer is an award-winning author of ten non-fiction books and four novels, including Out of Sheer Rage, Yoga for

it all to be over? A book about the end of days from the award-winning author of

People Who Can’t Be Bothered to Do It,

Out of Sheer Rage and Yoga for People

Zona and, most recently, See/Saw. A

Who Can’t Be Bothered to Do It

fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science, Dyer lives in Los Angeles, where he is Writer in Residence at the University of Southern California. His books have been translated into twenty-four languages.

‘Quite possibly the best living writer in Britain’ Daily Telegraph In this endlessly stimulating investigation, Geoff Dyer sets his own encounter with late middle age against the last days and last achievements of writers, painters, athletes and musicians who’ve mattered to him throughout his life. With a playful charm and penetrating intelligence, he examines Friedrich Nietzsche’s breakdown in Turin, Bob Dylan’s reinventions of old songs, J.W. Turner’s paintings of abstracted light, John Coltrane’s cosmic melodies, Jean Rhys’s return from the dead (while still alive) and Beethoven’s final quartets – and considers the intensifications and modifications of experience that come when an ending is within sight. Oh, and there’s stuff about Roger Federer and tennis too. The Last Days of Roger Federer is a summation of Dyer’s passions and the perfect introduction to his sly and joyous work.

Also by Geoff Dyer: Yoga for People Who Can’t Be Bothered to Do It £9.99 (9780857864062) See/Saw £25 (9781838852092)

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The Secret History of Here A Year in the Valley ALISTAIR MOFFAT

A personal investigation into the history that surrounds us, from the historian and award-winning author of The Hidden Ways

Alistair Moffat was born in Kelso, Scotland in 1950. He is an awardwinning writer, historian and Director of Programmes at Scottish Television, former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and former Rector of the University of St Andrews. He is the founder of Borders Book Festival and Co-Chairman of The Great Tapestry of

The Secret History of Here is the story of a single place in the Scottish Borders. The site on which Alistair Moffat’s farm now stands has been occupied since prehistoric times. Walking this landscape you can feel the presence and see the marks of those who lived here before. But it is also the story of everywhere. In uncovering the history of one piece of land, Moffat shows how history is all around us, if only we have the eyes to see it. Taking the form of a journal of a year, this is a walk through the centuries as much as the seasons, offering a glimpse into the lives of those who came before, as well as those who live here now.

Scotland, and the author of The Hidden Ways: Scotland’s Forgotten Roads and To the Island of Tides: A Journey to Lindisfarne. link alistairmoffat.co.uk

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The Letters of Note collection COMPILED BY SHAUN USHER

Correspondence deserving of a wider audience, in two compendiums – the bestselling Letters of Note and More Letters of Note – and a series of pocket-sized collections grouped around themes. These books collect the world’s most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, from letter writers as fascinating and diverse as Frida Kahlo, Jimi Hendrix, Leonardo da Vinci, Mark Twain, Nick Cave, Dorothy Parker, Martin Luther King Jr., Anne Frank and Madonna.

PRAISE FOR LET TERS OF NOTE

Shaun Usher is a writer and sole

‘The literary equivalent of a box of chocolates – bite-sized and pure addictive pleasure’

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Along with Simon Garfield’s To the Letter,

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‘Quite literally the most enjoyable volume it is possible to imagine. Every page is a marvel’ SPECTATOR

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Letters of Note inspired Letters Live, a series of live performances celebrating the enduring power of literary correspondence, with great performers reading remarkable letters to a live audience.

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LETTERS OF NOTE 229x178mm PPC £30 (new updated edition, publishing 28 October 2021) 9781838853174

229x179mm PB £20 9781782119289

Ebook £11.99 9781782112242

MORE LETTERS OF NOTE 229x179mm PB £17.99 9781786891693

Ebook £11.99 9781782114550

LETTERS OF NOTE: LOVE

LETTERS OF NOTE: MUSIC

LETTERS OF NOTE: FATHERS

LETTERS OF NOTE: GRIEF

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LETTERS OF NOTE: WAR

LETTERS OF NOTE: MOTHERS

LETTERS OF NOTE: SEX

LETTERS OF NOTE: NEW YORK

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LETTERS OF NOTE: CATS

LETTERS OF NOTE: ART

LETTERS OF NOTE: DOGS

LETTERS OF NOTE: SPACE

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R ecent Favourites

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THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY Matt Haig 9781786892737 · £8.99

LANARK Alasdair Gray 9781838852900 · £20

COMING UNDONE Terri White 9781786896810 · £9.99

EVERYDAY MAGIC Jess Kidd 9781838850203 · £6.99

A ROOM MADE OF LEAVES Kate Grenville 9781838851248 · £8.99

I GET LOUD David Ouimet 9781786897770 · £12.99

THINK LIKE A WHITE MAN Nels Abbey 9781786894403 · £8.99

COME AGAIN Robert Webb 9781786890153 · £8.99

THE STORY OF LOOKING Mark Cousins 9781782119135 · £20

THE TIME-THIEF Patience Agbabi 9781786899903 · £6.99


A ll - T ime B estsellers

DREAMS FROM MY FATHER Barack Obama 9781782119258 · £9.99

LIFE OF PI Yann Martel 9781786891686 · £9.99

NOT MY FATHER'S SON Alan Cumming 9781782115465 · £9.99

THE LIVING MOUNTAIN Nan Shepherd 9781786897350 · £14.99

THE SHADOW KING Maaza Mengiste 9781838851170 · £9.99

S. J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst 9780857864772 · £35

MY NAME IS WHY Lemn Sissay 9781786892362 · £9.99

REASONS TO STAY ALIVE Matt Haig 9781782116820 · £9.99

DRIVE Daniel H. Pink 9781786891709 · £10.99

SALT, FAT, ACID, HEAT Samin Nosrat 9781782112303 · £35

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Vol. 1: 1950–1952 Vol. 2: 1953–1954 Vol. 3: 1955–1956 Vol. 4: 1957–1958 Vol. 5: 1959–1960 Vol. 6: 1961–1962 Vol. 7: 1963–1964 Vol. 8: 1965–1966 Vol. 9: 1967–1968 Vol. 10: 1969–1970 Vol. 11: 1971–1972 Vol. 12: 1973–1974 Vol. 13: 1975–1976

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Vol. 14: 1977–1978 Vol. 15: 1979–1980 Vol. 16: 1981–1982 Vol. 17: 1983–1984 Vol. 18: 1985–1986 Vol. 19: 1987–1988 Vol. 20: 1989–1990 Vol. 21: 1991–1992 Vol. 22: 1993–1994 Vol. 23: 1995–1996 Vol. 24: 1997–1998 Vol. 25: 1999–2000 Vol. 26: 1950–2000

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ALL HARDBACK, £20

Life Lessons from Lucy 9781782113119* The Genius of Charlie Brown 9781782113096* The Philosophy of Snoopy 9781782111139* The Wisdom of Woodstock 9781782113102* Life According to Linus 9781782113713 The Predicaments of Peppermint Patty 9781782113621

The Peanuts Guide to Happiness 9781782113652* The Peanuts Guide to Love 9781782113737 The Peanuts Guide to Christmas 9781782113676 The Peanuts Guide to Brothers and Sisters 9781782113690 The Peanuts Guide to Friendship 9781782113751*

The Bumper Book of Peanuts Paperback · £14.99 9781782119449 How to be a Grrrl Paperback · £7.99 9781782113614 Peanuts for the Soul Hardback · £9.99 9781786890696

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