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The Not-Dead and the Saved

Kate Clanchy

In the sixteen stories of The Not-Dead and The Saved, Kate Clanchy turns her clear gaze and remarkable honesty on what it means to be a mother or a child; to struggle alone; to seek comfort in love; to be present; to be sane

Zero

Jeremy Hunt

This great British institution is crying out for renewal. In Zero, taking the broadest approach, thinking through everything from staffing to technology, budgets to culture, Hunt presents a manifesto for that renewal

To the Lake

Yana Vagner

Inspired by a real-life flu epidemic in Moscow, To the Lake was a number one bestseller in Russia, and has now appeared in a dozen languages and been adapted into a Netflix TV series

Quarantine

Nick Holdstock

Quarantine is a thrillingly intelligent novel about how we – as individuals, and as a society – deal with the aftermath of catastrophe

Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me

Kate Clanchy

'The best book on teachers and children and writing that I've ever read. No-one has said better so much of what so badly needs saying' - Philip Pullman

Other People Manage

Ellen Hawley

A novel of great wisdom but light touch about love, loss and family – and how to survive them all

Dilla Time

Dan Charnas

Equal parts biography, musicology, and cultural history, Dilla Time chronicles the life and legacy of J Dilla, a musical genius who transformed the sound of popular music for the twenty-first century

The Earth, Thy Great Exchequer, Ready Lies

Jo Lloyd

Exact and lyrical, compassionate, and full of wit and truth, this debut collection from Jo Lloyd, winner of the BBC National Short Story Award, announces a fresh new voice with a sensibility all her own

Blood in the Water

Silver Donald Cameron

A gripping story in a brilliantly drawn setting, about power and law, security and self-respect, and the nature of community

Bully-Proof Kids

Stella O'Malley

?Bully-Proof Kids offers concrete strategies to empower children and teenagers to deal confidently with bullying and dominant characters

Wonderworks

Angus Fletcher

Wonderworks reveals that literature is among the mightiest technologies that humans have ever invented, precision-honed to give us what our brains most want and need.

The High House

Jessie Greengrass

A stunning novel of the extraordinary and the everyday, The High House explores how we get used to change that once seemed unthinkable, how we place the needs of our families against the needs of others – and it asks us who, if we had to, we would save.

Bring Back Our Girls

Joe Parkinson, Drew Hinshaw

Bring Back Our Girls is an urgent and engrossing work of investigative journalism that unfolds across four continents, from the remote forests of northern Nigeria to the White House; from Khartoum safe houses to gilded hotel lobbies in the Swiss Alps.

The Corpse Flower

Anne Mette Hancock

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo meets Sharp Objects in this internationally bestselling psychological thriller, for fans of Jo Nesbø and Henning Mankell.

Devil in Ohio

Daria Polatin

Joining a cult is dangerous. Escaping a cult can be deadly

The Daughters of Kobani

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

The extraordinary story of the women who took on the Islamic State and won.