Our Booksellers' Selection / Coups de Coeur des libraires

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

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  • 'Suspenseful, original...special in every way' Stephen KingTWO 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..._________________________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)________________________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

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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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  • 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' StylistYou 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 CircusWhen 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

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

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

  • An absolute must-read for fans of The Hunger Games...

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

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  • 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 _____________________________THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT HAS ENDEDYou 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._____________________________'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 _____________________________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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  • 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.

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

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  • 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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  • 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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