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What Lot's Wife Saw
- Paperback - Black & White Publishing
It has been 40 centuries since Sodom and Gomorrah and the world has changed beyond measure. By the shores of the Dead Sea the earth has opened up and mysterious violet salts have sprung up and changed everything. The geography of the continents has changed, the Mediterranean Sea has swallowed half of Europe and the addictive violet salt controls the new world. It is the new Sodom and Gomorrah and in the Colony which controls the salt there are hidden secrets which only Phileas Book can uncover. And on a night quite different from the rest, Phileas will be called to solve the most important riddle of his life.
The World's Wife
- Paperback - Picador
In Carol Ann Duffy's latest collection of poems, the stories of famous men - Midas, Darwin, Quasimodo, Pontious Pilate, King Kong - are presented from the perspective of the lesser-known wife.
Weak Messages Create Bad Situations: A Manifesto
- Hardback - Canongate
Weak messages create bad situations. Strong messages create good situations. Turner Prize-nominated artist David Shrigley is here to help.
Waistcoats And Weaponry
- Paperback - Atom
Sophronia continues her second year at finishing school in style - with a steel-bladed fan secreted in the folds of her ball gown, of course. Such a fashionable choice of weapon comes in handy when Sophronia, her best friend Dimity, sweet sootie Soap, and the charming Lord Felix Mersey stowaway on a train to return their classmate Sidheag to her werewolf pack in Scotland. Because no one would have suspected what - and who - they would find aboard the suspiciously empty train. Sophronia uncovers a plot that threatens to dissolve all of London into chaos and must decide where her loyalties lie once and for all.
What Your Pet Really Thinks
- Hardback - Black & White Publishing
Convinced you know your faithful tabby? Confident you can tell exactly what your cute innocent kitten is thinking? Certain you can read your fluffy little feline's mind like the back of your hand? Think again! This book tells you what your cat really thinks - but be warned, it's not always pretty! With real-life photos of a whole host of cute cats and quirky captions to boot, 'What Your Cat Really Thinks' gives readers a hilarious alternative insight into the minds of the everyday pet.
We Shall Remember
- Paperback - Sphere
Irena is a young medical student living in Warsaw when the German army invade Poland. Those closest to her are dying and when Irena realises that no one is coming to Poland's aid, it's clear that she is alone. Forced to flee to Britain, Irena meets Richard, a RAF pilot who she's instantly drawn to and there's a glimmer of happiness on the horizon. And then the war becomes more brutal and in order to right a never-forgotten wrong Irena must make an impossible decision. Decades later, Sarah's mother is left a home in Skye and another in Edinburgh following the death of Lord Glendale, a man she's never met, and only on the condition that Magdalena Drobnik, a woman she's never heard of, is no longer alive. Sarah's only clues to this mystery are two photographs she doesn't understand but she's determined to discover the truth, not knowing that she's about to begin a journey that will change her life.
Wish You Were Here
- Paperback - Avatar
This runaway success web comic features an island of uninfected survivors in a world overrun by psychopaths. The island was a safe place. However, in this latest chapter the arrival of the American drift fleet brings true civilization back, and opens the eyes of the petty and the jealous.
We Need To Talk About ... Kevin Bridges
- Hardback - Michael Joseph
Discover the hilarious life-story of one of Britain's best-loved comedians in Kevin Bridges' brilliant memoir.
Where The Dead Men Go
- Paperback - Faber and Faber
After three years in the wilderness, hardboiled reporter Gerry Conway is back at his desk at the Glasgow Tribune. But three years is a long time on newspapers and things have changed. Once the paper's star reporter, Conway now plays second fiddle to his former protege, crime reporter Martin Moir. When Moir's body turns up in a flooded quarry, Conway is drawn deeper into the city's criminal underworld as he looks for the truth about his colleague's death. In this, the second book in the 'Conway Trilogy', McIlvanney explores the murky interface of crime and politics in the New Scotland.
The Winter Horses
- Hardback - Walker Books
Set in Ukraine 1941, this book takes you through a journey of survival in the dark days of WWII. Based on true events, it captures the power of sacrifice, the endurance of the human spirit and the astonishing loyalty of animals.