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Guantanamo Diary Trade pb

Guantánamo Diary
in paperback

Mohamedou Ould Slahi's incredible, moving story is being brought to life by celebrities who have been touched by his story. Over the coming weeks, we will release exclusive audio extracts read by Benedict Cumberbatch, Jude Law, Neil Gaiman, Nadya Tolokonnikova, John Hurt, Clarke Peters, Brian Eno, Hari Kunzru, Nick Cave, Alan Cumming and Stanley Tucci.

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Things We Have in Common Trailer

Things We Have in Common

Yasmin would give anything to have a friend... and do anything to keep one. Tasha Kavanagh's gripping debut novel, Things We Have in Common is out now – read an extract or watch the trailer.


Kate Grenville - One Life

One Life by Kate Grenville

Bestselling and award-winning novelist Kate Grenville celebrates her mother's life in One Life, a vivid, intimate, narrative memoir.



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Not My Father's Son by Alan Cumming

Not My Father's Son


Read an extract from what Stephen Fry has called 'One of the most memorable, heart-stopping autobiographies I have ever read'.

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

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Matt Haig

Thinking of your own Reasons to Stay Alive can be a great celebration of positive mental health. So please help us gather a snapshot of some of the things that keep people excited about life.

Worldwide statistics on gangs and guns

Gangs and guns


"Young men, those aged 15 to 29, account for half of global firearm homicide victims, or 70,000 to 100,000 deaths annually. They live by the gun and they die by the gun."

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A special edition of Guantanamo Diary featuring a stamp of Slahi's signature, created to commemorate publication of this important book. Limited stock available.


Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig

Signed copies of Matt Haig's bestselling Reasons to Stay Alive – warm, witty, honest and human, this book is a manifesto for staying alive, whatever your demons.


Sous Chef by Michael Gibney

'A terrific nuts and bolts account of the real business of cooking as told from the trenches. No nonsense. This is what it takes' Anthony Bourdain


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