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Timekeepers by Simon Garfield

Timekeepers is a vivid exploration of the ways we have perceived, contained and saved time over the last 250 years, narrated in the highly inventive and entertaining style that bestselling author Simon Garfield is fast making his own. As managing time becomes the greatest challenge we face in our lives, this multi-layered history helps us tackle it in a sparkling new light.


Orphans of the Carnival

Julia Pastrana is the singing and dancing marvel from Mexico, heralded on tours across nineteenth-century Europe as much for her talent as for her rather unusual appearance. Yet few can see past the thick hair that covers her. And what is her wonderful and terrible link to Rose, collector of lost treasures in an attic room in present-day South London? In this haunting tale of identity, love and independence, these two lives connect in unforgettable ways.



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Gilliamesque by Terry Gilliam



Telling his story for the first time, the director of Time Bandits, Brazil, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The Fisher King, 12 Monkeys and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - not to mention co-founder of Monty Python's Flying Circus - recalls his extraordinary life so far.

Ten Days by Gillian Slovo

Ten Days

Gillian Slovo

It's 4 a.m. and Cathy Mason is watching dawn break over the Lovelace estate. By the end of the day, her community will be a crime scene. By the end of the week, her city will be on fire. Read an extract.

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Weak Messages Create Bad Situations by David Shrigley

Weak Messages Create Bad Situations

David Shrigley

'Shrigley mines a mordant, scatological seam, conjuring up the dark tradition of British humour that threw up Tony Hancock and Chris Morris', The Times Read an extract.

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Timekeepers by Simon Garfield

'Garfield has a genius for being sparked to life by esoteric enthusiasm and charming readers with his delight', The Times


The High Mountains of Portugal

'[Martel's] depiction of loss is raw and deeply affecting. . . odd, fabulous, deliberately oblique', Telegraph


Gold from The Stone by Lemn Sissay

'His name is magic, his poems are songs on the street', Independent