Coups de coeur

  • Smith&Son vous conseille

    extremely well-researched and written, Dr. Cervini's book is a mind-blowing account of queer life in the 50s and 60s. 

  • A novel of extraordinary intelligence and heart, a masterful depiction of heartbreak, and a dark and haunting examination of the tyranny of experience and memory.

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    epic and definitely not for the faint of heart. essential nonetheless. 

  • The Pulitzer prize-winning novel about a failed writer trying to escape his problems by traveling abroad.

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    a funny and heartbreaking account of a gay man's life when he turns 50.  but whether you are gay (or not), middle-age (or not) or even American (or not), Less stays a universal tale of self love and acceptance. 

  • Take an artistic pilgrimage to some of the world's most inspirational places for aesthetes and creatives with Artistic Places.

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  • Now a Netflix Original Series! For readers eager to dive right into Jeff LeMire's strange sci-fi story, Sweet Tooth the compendium is now available! An inexplicable plague has women giving birth to human-animal hybrid children all over the world. The deer-child Gus is left to fend for himself after his father dies, leaving him with more questions than answers. A cross between Bambi and Cormac McCarthy's The Road, Sweet Tooth follows the innocent journey of a young hybrid boy suddenly thrust out into a world no one can explain. Collects issues #1-40 in a new story-only collection that places the reader directly into the action and doesn't let up until the very last page!

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  • A gloriously moving and entertaining, picaresque debut novel, about a young man's sentimental education in late 19th-Century Europe; inspired by a real historical figure: 'Captain' Paul Boyton - the 'Fearless Frogman'

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  • American Gods

    Neil Gaiman

    The definitive American road novel with over a million copies sold.

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    Smith&Son vous conseille

    It really feels like this book is eternal. Out of this age, out of time.  When you read Neil Gaiman, you are launched into a different place, a world of wonder and poetry but also of primal truth and ancient deities. He will cheer you up and make you cry, he will bring you peace and nervousness. But ultimately, to read Neil Gaiman is to find a deep satisfaction with the odd ways of life. Oh and American god is probably his magnum opus, so I would advise you to read it!  

    Arthur C.

  • An epic literary event twenty years in the making: the new novel from Stephen Chbosky - author of multi-million copy sensation The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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  • Thunder crashes in the sky as a little turtle struggles down the beach, and slips into the sea for the first time. Over the years she'll revisit this shore many times. Join her as she makes her great journey across the ocean.

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  • Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017, this fantasy epic from the No. 1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Grisha trilogy is gripping, sweeping and memorable - perfect for fans of George R. R. Martin, Laini Taylor and Kristin Cashore.

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  • Smith&Son vous conseille

    There is nothing I can write on this book without giving some of it away. So I will write as little as possible. This is not just about a house bigger on the inside and smaller on the outside or a mad man's writings about a movie that has never existed. This is a lot more, and I highly encourage you to read, if you are brave enough, what is in my opinion the best follow up we ever had to Lovecraft's style of writing.  

    Arthur C.

  • Discover the very special book that has captured the hearts of millions of readers all over the world.

    'A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart' Richard Curtis

    A book of hope for uncertain times.

    Enter the world of Charlie's four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most important life lessons.

    The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse have been shared millions of times online - perhaps you've seen them? They've also been recreated by children in schools and hung on hospital walls. They sometimes even appear on lamp posts and on cafe and bookshop windows. Perhaps you saw the boy and mole on the Comic Relief T-shirt, Love Wins?

    Here, you will find them together in this book of Charlie's most-loved drawings, adventuring into the Wild and exploring the thoughts and feelings that unite us all.

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  • *Soon to be a live-action Netflix series!* Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. The bestselling LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything that happens in between: this is the fourth volume of HEARTSTOPPER, for fans of The Art of Being Normal, Holly Bourne and Love, Simon.

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  • Broken

    Don Winslow

    'You can't ask for more emotionally moving entertainment' Stephen King

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  • Leviathan Wakes is the first book in the New York Times bestselling Expanse series, now a Prime Original series

  • 'Suspenseful, original...special in every way' Stephen King

    TWO BROTHERS. BOUND BY BLOOD...AND A LIFETIME OF SECRETS.

    When Roy and Carl's parents die suddenly, sixteen-year-old Roy is left as protector to his impulsive younger brother. But when Carl decides to travel the world in search of his fortune, Roy stays behind in their sleepy village, satisfied with his peaceful life as a mechanic.

    Some years later, Carl returns with his charismatic new wife, Shannon - an architect. They are full of exciting plans to build a spa hotel on their family land. Carl wants not only to make the brothers rich but the rest of the village, too.

    It's only a matter of time before what begins as a jubilant homecoming sparks off a series of events that threaten to derail everything Roy holds dear, as long-buried family secrets begin to rise to the surface...
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    PRAISE FOR THE KINGDOM:

    'The Kingdom is a stunning novel from a storyteller with few equals' Daily Express

    'Jo Nesbo remains the king of Scandicrime' Financial Times

    'A stunning novel' Daily Mirror

    'A sombre delight. There are shades of a Nordic Ripley, or maybe Virginia Andrews on aquavit. Choose your poison' The Times

    'The latest stand-alone from the chronicler of Inspector Harry Hole puts all the murky, violent twists on brotherly love that you'd expect from this leading exponent of Nordic noir...' Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
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    READERS LOVE THE KINGDOM:

    ***** 'Intriguing, mysterious, full of suspense and as twisty as one of the roads up to The Kingdom' Netgalley reader

    ***** 'A gripping read... once it all starts to fall into place you can't put the book down!' Netgalley reader

    ***** 'To say I couldn't put it down is an understatement... One of my favourite books this year' Netgalley reader

    ***** 'A great read with plenty of twists and surprises...my book of the year so far' Netgalley reader

    Smith&Son vous conseille

    Tant de secrets pour un si petit village ! Quand Carl Opgard retourne du Canada avec les plans de construction d'un hôtel au sommet de la montagne, c'est avec un naturel déstabilisant que tous ses secrets se mettent à émerger... Roy Opgard, resté au village, se retrouve confronté à ses démons, dans une avalanche de violence, d'abus et de drames. Un thriller norvégien génial qui met un peu de temps à démarrer, mais une fois lancé ne semble jamais pouvoir s'arrêter !  

    Arthur

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    The Sunday Times bestseller!

    FINALIST FOR THE LODESTAR AWARD

    In the start of an all-new trilogy, the bestselling author of Uprooted and Spinning Silver introduces you to a dangerous school for the magically gifted where failure means certain death -- until one girl begins to rewrite its rules.
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    Enter a school of magic unlike any you have ever encountered.

    There are no teachers, no holidays, friendships are purely strategic, and the odds of survival are never equal. Once you're inside, there are only two ways out: you graduate or you die.

    El Higgins is uniquely prepared for the school's many dangers. She may be without allies, but she possesses a dark power strong enough to level mountains and wipe out untold millions - never mind easily destroy the countless monsters that prowl the school.

    Except, she might accidentally kill all the other students, too. So El is trying her hardest not to use it . . . that is, unless she has no other choice.

    With flawless mastery, Naomi Novik creates a heroine for the ages - a character so sharply realized and so richly nuanced that she will live on in hearts and minds for generations to come.
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    'Hilarious and wild! Take any fictional magic school, make it as over-the-top dangerous as possible, and populate it with a bunch of snarky teenagers; the result is pure batshit fun.'
    N.K. Jemisin, three-time Hugo Award winner and author of The Fifth Season

    'Novik deliciously undoes expectations about magic schools, destined heroes, and family legacies. A gorgeous book about monsters and monstrousness, chockablock with action, cleverness, and wit.' Holly Black, #1 New York Times bestselling author

    'The Scholomance is the dark school of magic I've been waiting for, and its wise, witty, and monstrous heroine is one I'd happily follow anywhere-even into a school full of monsters.'
    Katherine Arden, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Bear and the Nightingale

    'The wonderful cast of characters will grab a hold of your heart and you'll never want to leave this deadly school ... a fantasy that delights on every level. I loved this brilliant book.'
    Stephanie Garber, #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Caraval series

    'Eyeball-meltingly brilliant. Novik is, quite simply, a genius.'
    Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken

    'Sharp, witty, and darkly effervescent, A Deadly Education is Naomi Novik's fresh take on the concept of the magic school. One of my favorite reads of the year.'
    Rory Power, New York Times bestselling author of Wilder Girls

    'Fresh, smart, and delightfully unique. It's Hogwarts with higher stakes and sharper claws, and I absolutely loved it.'
    Alix E. Harrow

    'A nightmare from which I never wished to wake. Savage, inventive, and soulful, Novik grasps the totems of childhood that linger in your mind-schools of magic, curses, cutthroat classmates, monsters-only to twist them into a grand new tale that'll make you believe in magic again.'
    Pierce Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Age

  • A gorgeously illustrated book showcasing the clothes of Queen Elizabeth II alongside fascinating stories from her life.

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  • The international Number One bestseller from the author of The Song of Achilles, shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction Woman. Witch. Myth. Mortal. Outcast. Lover. Destroyer. Survivor. CIRCE. In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. Circe is a strange child - not powerful and terrible, like her father, nor gorgeous and mercenary like her mother. Scorned and rejected, Circe grows up in the shadows, at home in neither the world of gods or mortals. But Circe has a dark power of her own: witchcraft. When her gift threatens the gods, she is banished to the island of Aiaia where she hones her occult craft, casting spells, gathering strange herbs and taming wild beasts. Yet a woman who stands alone will never be left in peace for long - and among her island's guests is an unexpected visitor: the mortal Odysseus, for whom Circe will risk everything. So Circe sets forth her tale, a vivid, mesmerizing epic of family rivalry, love and loss - the defiant, inextinguishable song of woman burning hot and bright through the darkness of a man's world. THE NUMBER ONE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN, TELEGRAPH, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, I PAPER, SUNDAY EXPRESS, IRISH TIMES, TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, AMAZON, AUDIBLE, BUZZFEED, REFINERY 29, WASHINGTON POST, BOSTON GLOBE, SEATTLE TIMES, TIME MAGAZINE, NEWSWEEK, PEOPLE, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, KIRKUS, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AND GOODREADS

  • The first of the Gentleman Bastard sequence, this stunning heist fantasy is a must-read for fans of GAME OF THRONES and THE NAME OF THE WIND.

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    Set in a fantastical Venice-like city, built on the ruins of an ancient civilisation, the story follow the gentlemen bastards and their leader Locke Lamora in their daily routine (wich involves mainly stealing rich people for the sake of it). But differents actors are fighting in the background for the city's control, and soon enough Locke finds himself involved in their games.  Beware death is at the corner and no one (even Locke himself) is safe from it. A brilliant fiction packed with action, twist, and colourfull characters.

    Arthur

  • Enter the Grishaverse with book one of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by number one New York Times-bestselling author, Leigh Bardugo. Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor and Sarah J. Maas.

    Now with a stunning new cover and exclusive bonus material: The Demon in the Wood (a Darkling prequel story) and a Q&A with Leigh Bardugo.

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  • 'A journey of wonder and imagination' Stylist

    You are invited to join Zachary on the starless sea: the home of storytellers, story-lovers and those who will protect our stories at all costs.

    Discover the enchanting, magical new bestseller from the author of The Night Circus

    When Zachary Rawlins stumbles across a strange book hidden in his university library it leads him on a quest unlike any other. Its pages entrance him with their tales of lovelorn prisoners, lost cities and nameless acolytes, but they also contain something impossible: a recollection from his own childhood.

    Determined to solve the puzzle of the book, Zachary follows the clues he finds on the cover - a bee, a key and a sword. They guide him to a masquerade ball, to a dangerous secret club, and finally through a magical doorway created by the fierce and mysterious Mirabel. This door leads to a subterranean labyrinth filled with stories, hidden far beneath the surface of the earth.

    When the labyrinth is threatened, Zachary must race with Mirabel, and Dorian, a handsome barefoot man with shifting alliances, through its twisting tunnels and crowded ballrooms, searching for the end of his story.

    PRAISE FOR THE STARLESS SEA
    'Enchanting read... an ode to stories and storytelling itself, and the joy of reading' Guardian
    'Spellbinding' Daily Mirror
    'A magical mix of quests and fables...beautifully written' Heat

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    WHSmith vous conseille

    A story about a pirate locked in a dungeon, an animated dollhouse made of paper, the son of a fortune teller but most of all, a story about YOU, the reader. Pick up this book and set sail on a journey over the starless sea, a journey of wonder, action and discovery.

    Arthur

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    Dans cette histoire épique, les X-Men, menés par le Professeur Xavier et Magneto, sont enfin parvenus à accomplir leur rêve ultime : l'indépendance absolue. Tous les Mutants du monde sont invités à les rejoindre sur l'île sentiente de Krakoa afin d'y établir leur nouvelle société, débarrassés de la discrimination et de l'injustice des Humains.  Cela ne plaît pas aux différents gouvernements et agences d'intelligences de la planète, qui n'y voient qu'une façon d'échapper à leur contrôle, si les Mutants devenaient une menace pour leur existence. Jonathan Hickman est passé maître dans le récit épique, il insuffle aux X-Men une nouvelle vigueur avec cette saga transcendant le temps, l'espace, en réinventant le lore de cette équipe iconique.

    Éric

  • A richly atmospheric contemporary fairy tale about friendship overcoming difference, illustrated by Greenaway Medal nominee Julia Sarda.

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    Un conte magnifiquement illustré par Julia Sarda, et une magnifique histoire d'amour. À partir de 6 ans.

    Gaëlle

  • Superboy and Robin, the sons of Superman and Batman, take center stage as a reluctant super-team in an all-new series bursting out of the DC Universe Rebirth event!

    When Robin (Damian Wayne) discovers a connection between a series of mysterious crimes and the aftermath of the bizarre and deadly Amazo Virus, he needs Superboy (Jonathan Kent) to aid in the investigation. But when the duo learn that the teenage Kid Amazo has plans that put the entire Justice League in danger, they need help from an unlikely source: Lex Luthor!

    Even if the odd couple of young heroes survive Luthor's assistance, they'll have to face a possibly greater threat: the combined forces of Robin's tutor, Alfred Pennyworth, and Superboy's mother, Lois Lane!

    Acclaimed writer Peter J. Tomasi (Superman) and superstar artist Jorge Jimenez (Earth 2: Society) launch an explosive new generation of adventure in Super Sons Vol. 1, collecting issues #1-5 of the popular series.

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    WHSmith vous conseille

    Une série pleine d'action et d'humour dans laquelle le fils de Batman et le fils de Superman font tout pour imiter leurs pères respectifs et tentent de devenir à leur tour de véritables héros. Mais comment sauver le monde quand on doit être rentré à la maison à l'heure du dîner ?

    Éric

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  • Young Robot boy TIM-21 and his companions struggle to stay alive in a universe where all androids have been outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet. Written by award-winning creator, Jeff Lemire, Descender is a rip-roaring and heart-felt cosmic odyssey.

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  • An ecstatic celebration of love and language' Washington Post

    The language we use when we are in love is not a language we speak.

  • An absolute must-read for fans of Shadow and Bone...

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  • *Soon to be a live-action Netflix series!* Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. An LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything that happens in between - for fans of The Art of Being Normal, Holly Bourne and Love, Simon.

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    L'histoire d'amour tendre et sensible entre Nick et Charlie sera très bientôt adapté sur Netflix pour notre plus grand bonheur ! L'occasion de relire les trois premiers volumes de la série avant que le quatrième volume ne sorte le 13 Mai 2021!    

    Gaëlle

  • A special 42nd anniversary edition of Douglas Adams's mega-selling cult classic, with additional material from the Adams archives.

  • TWENTY SURVIVORS. ONE HOTEL. ONE KILLER.
    'We defy you to pick up The Last and put it back down' Stylist

    A WATERSTONES THRILLER OF THE MONTH
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    THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT HAS ENDED

    You and nineteen other survivors hole up in an isolated Swiss hotel.

    You wait, you survive.

    Then you find the body.

    One of your number has blood on their hands.

    The race is on to find the killer...BEFORE THE KILLER FINDS YOU.

    If you're looking for your next pulse-pounding read to escape to after STATION ELEVEN and CONTAGION, look no further.
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    'A post-apocalyptic And Then There Were None' Irish Times

    'A scarily plausible white-knuckle read' Erin Kelly

    'Extraordinary' Emily St John Mandel

    'Stephen King meets Agatha Christie' Luca Veste

    'Compulsively readable' Daily Telegraph

    'Dark, compelling, original' CJ Tudor

    'One of those books you can't stop reading, but don't want to end' TM Logan

    'Frighteningly believable' Jennie Melamed
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    WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LAST

    ***** 'It's been a long time since a book gripped me as much as this one' Amazon Reviewer

    ***** 'My mind is still reeling' Goodreads Reviewer

    ***** 'I couldn't recommend this highly enough' Amazon Reviewer

    ***** 'Combines my favourite things about post-apocalyptic and mystery fiction. I can't recommend it highly enough' Goodreads Reviewer

    ***** 'Brilliant! The writing is fantastic' Amazon Reviewer

    ***** 'I adored it' Goodreads Reviewer

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    None of them expected the nuclear war to happen, yet here it is. While the major cities of the globe are turned to dust, a couple of survivors try their best to stay alive in a resort located in the mountains of Switzerland: the Hôtel Sixième. Things couldn't get any worse, could they? Well, they do so when the body of a little girl is found in the water supplies of the hotel, with evidence that the killer is still among them... This book is extremely well crafted, from the feelings of isolation, to the fear of one another. A brilliant mix of post-apocalyptic literature and mystery!

    Arthur

  • A medieval saga with political intrigue reminiscent of Game of Thrones, The Golden Age is an epic graphic novel duology about utopia and revolution.

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  • Ys, an Atlantis-like city from Celtic legend, is the setting of this mythical graphic novel fantasy from National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson.

  • Humanity clings to life on a dying Earth. Stefan Advani - rebel, outlaw, prisoner, survivor - bears witness to the desperate struggle for existence between life old and new.

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  • Finalist for the National Book Award 2019 An Observer, Literary Review and Time Book of the Year 'One of the most affecting novels I have read. Subtle, wise and full of humanity' The Times Late one spring night, Driss Guerraoui, a Moroccan immigrant in California, is walking across a darkened intersection when he is killed by a speeding car. The repercussions of his death bring together a diverse cast of characters, deeply divided by race, religion and class. As the characters tell their stories and the mystery unfolds, Driss's family is forced to confront its secrets, a town faces its hypocrisies, and love, in all its messy and unpredictable forms, is born. 'A state-of-America family saga told as a slow-burn detective story' Observer 'Exceptionally rich' Sunday Times 'Confirms Lalami's reputation as one of our most sensitive interrogators, probing at the faultlines in family and the wider world' Financial Times

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    On his way home one evening, Driss Guerraoui is hit by a car and dies a few minutes later, victim of a hit-and-run. Coming back home for the funeral, in the Californian Yucca Valley, his daughter Nora is determined to find out who killed him. Paced as a crime fiction, this novel by Laila Lalami is one of my 2020 favorites. The novel explores with sensitivity and acuity a complex mother/daughter relationship, and violence, in different forms: what being a Muslim immigrant after 9/11 means in the US, the trauma of the Iraq war, and the US obsession for safety via gun culture.

    Mathilde C

  • A masterful epic science fiction novel from New York Times bestselling author Christopher Paolini.

    WHSmith vous conseille

    Christopher Paolini fait une entrée fracassante dans la littérature adulte et la science-fiction ! To Sleep In a Sea of Stars ne redéfinit pas le genre du space opera, mais l'exploite avec brio pour donner un cocktail détonant mélangeant des thèmes comme le premier contact, les grands anciens et la guerre spatiale, le tout dans un univers original ! Ce livre ravira les fans de la saga Alien ou de la série The Expanse, à consommer sans modération !

    Arthur

  • A joyous, inventive and engaging debut featuring a young academic with the power to bring literary characters out of their books and into the real world - the ultimate book-lover's fantasy

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    WHSmith vous conseille

    Sherlock Holmes dialogue avec Charles Dickens, Heathcliff de Brontë rencontre le Jabberwocky de Lewis Carroll, M. Darcy se prend la tête avec Dorian Gray... Que dire de plus ? Ce livre est un pur bonheur pour les amateurs de romans victoriens et de fantastique, avec en bonus une véritable réflexion sur l'amour de la lecture et les personnages iconiques qui nous sont chers.

    Arthur

  • Jo Nesbo, author of the number one bestselling Harry Hole series, is back with a tense and atmospheric thriller about two brothers bound together by dark secrets.

    When Roy and Carl's parents die suddenly, sixteen-year-old Roy is left as protector to his impulsive younger brother.

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    WHSmith vous conseille

    Tant de secrets pour un si petit village ! Quand Carl Opgard retourne du Canada avec les plans de construction d'un hôtel au sommet de la montagne, c'est avec un naturel déstabilisant que tous ses secrets se mettent à émerger... Roy Opgard, resté au village, se retrouve confronté à ses démons, dans une avalanche de violence, d'abus et de drames. Un thriller norvégien génial qui met un peu de temps à démarrer, mais une fois lancé ne semble jamais devoir s'arrêter !

    Arthur

  • Read the inspiring Sunday Times bestselling memoir from the first woman, and woman of colour, to serve as Vice President of the United States.

    'A life story that genuinely entrances' Los Angeles Times

    The daughter of immigrants and civil rights activists, Vice President Kamala Harris was raised in a California community that cared deeply about social justice. As she rose to prominence as a political leader, her experiences would become her guiding light as she grappled with an array of complex issues and learned to bring a voice to the voiceless.

    Now, in The Truths We Hold, Harris reckons with the big challenges we face together. Drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values as we confront the great work of our day.

    'Personal integrity shines through every page' Observer

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  • A GUARDIAN BEST BOOK OF THE 21ST CENTURY

    The powerful second memoir from the twice-Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Hot Milk and Swimming Home

    'I just haven't stopped reading it . . . it talks so beautifully about being a woman' Billie Piper on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs

    'Life falls apart.
    We try to get a grip and hold it together.
    And then we realise we don't want to hold it together . . .'

    Praise for The Cost of Living:

    'It is the story of every woman throughout history who has expended her love and labour on making a home that turns out to serve the needs of everyone except herself. Wonderful. Not so much a memoir as an eloquent manifesto' Guardian

    'Wise, subtle and ironic, Levy's every sentence is a masterpiece of clarity and poise . . . a brilliant writer' Daily Telegraph

    'A graceful and lyrical rumination on the questions, "What is a woman for? What should a woman be?" ' Tatler

    'I can't think of any writer aside from Virginia Woolf who writes better about what it is to be a woman' Observer

    'Extraordinary and beautiful, suffused with wit and razor sharp insights' Financial Times

    'A heady, absorbing read' Evening Standard

  • Loveless

    Alice Oseman

    WINNER OF THE YA BOOK PRIZE 2021 The fourth novel from the phenomenally talented Alice Oseman, author of Solitaire and the graphic novel series Heartstopper - soon to be a major Netflix series.

  • The NYT-bestselling gothic horror about cultural identity, the price of tradition and revenge for fans of Adam Nevill's The Ritual.

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  • 'Every voice raised against racism chips away at its power. We can't afford to stay silent. This book is an attempt to speak' The book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations in Britain today. THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS NON-FICTION NARRATIVE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 FOYLES NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR BLACKWELL'S NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR WINNER OF THE JHALAK PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR A BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD

  • A witty, inspiring reckoning with the ancient Greek and Roman myths and their legacy, from what they can illuminate about #MeToo to the radical imagery of Beyonce.

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  • THE EXTRAORDINARY #1 BESTSELLER

    'Fiercely feminist, fascinating. I have recommended this to several people. And I'm doing the same here' Sunday Times

    'Do not read this book in public: it will make you cry' Anne Enright

    'I am afraid of being the disruptive woman. And of not being disruptive enough. I am afraid. But I am doing it anyway.'

    In this dazzling debut, Emilie Pine speaks to the business of living as a woman in the 21st century - its extraordinary pain and its extraordinary joy. Courageous, humane and uncompromising, she writes with radical honesty on birth and death, on the grief of infertility, on caring for her alcoholic father, on taboos around female bodies and female pain, on sexual violence and violence against the self. Devastatingly poignant and profoundly wise - and joyful against the odds - Notes to Self offers a portrait not just of its author but of a whole generation.

    'Unsparing, formidable, raw. The kind of book you want to give everyone' Irish Times

    'Complex, accessible, thoughtful... You will love these essays' Pandora Sykes, The High Low

    'Every line pulses with the pain and joy and complexity of an extraordinary life' Mark O'Connell

  • Writers & Lovers

    Lily King

    Funny and heartbreaking, Writers & Lovers is the bitingly clever story of Casey, a young writer who has lost her direction in life, until two men step into her world and offer her two very different futures . . .

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  • SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021

    **From the bestselling author of Homegoing**

    'A BOOK OF BLAZING BRILLIANCE' Washington Post
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    As a child Gifty would ask her parents to tell the story of their journey from Ghana to Alabama, seeking escape in myths of heroism and romance. When her father and brother succumb to the hard reality of immigrant life in the American South, their family of four becomes two - and the life Gifty dreamed of slips away.

    Years later, desperate to understand the opioid addiction that destroyed her brother's life, she turns to science for answers. But when her mother comes to stay, Gifty soon learns that the roots of their tangled traumas reach farther than she ever thought. Tracing her family's story through continents and generations will take her deep into the dark heart of modern America.

    Transcendent Kingdom is a searing story of love, loss and redemption, and the myriad ways we try to rebuild our lives from the rubble of our collective pasts.
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    'A piercing story of faith, science and the opioid crisis...Transcendent Kingdom really sings. There's bravery as well as beauty here' Observer

    'Absolutely transcendent. A gorgeously woven narrative . . . not a word or idea out of place. THE RANGE. I am quite angry this is so good' Roxane Gay

    'I would say that Transcendent Kingdom is a novel for our time (and it is) but it is so much more than that. It is a novel for all times. The splendor and heart and insight and brilliance contained in the pages holds up a light the rest of us can follow' Ann Patchett

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  • Dune

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    The bestselling science fiction novel of all time, with nearly ten million copies in print.

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    'Magic' Erin Kelly
    'Immersive' Sunday Times
    'Gorgeous' Stella Duffy
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    If you have something you want to forget, or a secret to hide, he can bind it - and you will never have to remember the pain it caused.

    In a vault under his mentor's workshop, row upon row of books - and secrets - are meticulously stored and recorded.

    Then one day Emmett makes an astonishing discovery: one of the volumes has his name on it.

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    * In a car accident you are 47% more likely to be injured.

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    From government policy and medical research, to technology, workplaces, and the media. Invisible Women reveals how in a world built for and by men we are systematically ignoring half of the population, often with disastrous consequences. Caroline Criado Perez brings together for the first time an impressive range of case studies, stories and new research from across the world that illustrate the hidden ways in which women are forgotten, and the profound impact this has on us all.

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    'A book that changes the way you see the world' Sunday Times

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