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  • Who am I, again?

    Who am I, again?

    Lenny Henry
    9780571342617
    Paperback
    352
    Sir Lenny Henry is one of the country’s best-loved comedians with a career spanning over forty years. Here he writes about his youth for the first time.You might think you know Lenny Henry. Think again.'Glorious.' NEIL GAIMAN'Touching and affectionate.' CANDICE CARTY-WILLIAMS, SUNDAY TIMES'Heartfelt . . . honest.' OBSERVER'Moving, powerful and very funny.' MAIL ON SUNDAYIn 1975, a gangly black sixteen-year-old apprentice factory worker from Dudley appeared on our TV screens for the first time. He had no idea he would go on to become a national treasure. Here at last, Sir Lenny Henry tells the revealing and very funny story of his rise to fame.Surviving a tough family upbringing, along with the trauma of finding out the truth about his father at a young age, Lenny beat the odds. With a riotous warmth and his trademark energy, in Who Am I, Again? he tells the heart-breakingly honest and inspirational story of his youth.AN i BOOK OF THE YEARA BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK‘So appealing . . . Witty, charming and engagingly self-aware.’ i ‘Funny, warm and self-deprecating.’ THE TIMES‘A raw, touching memoir.’ GUARDIAN‘An endearing memoir . . . He’s a skilful storyteller.’ SUNDAY EXPRESS‘Enjoyable and endearing.’ DAILY EXPRESS
  • Funny You Should Ask . . .

    Funny You Should Ask . . .

    The QI Elves
    9780571369058
    Paperback
    256
    The perfect gift for all those big and little kids in your life who ask 'why...?'. With an introduction from Zoe Ball.'QI have outdone themselves!' ALAN DAVIES 'Fabulous . . . A cracker of a book!' SUE PERKINS‘The QI Elves are barnstormingly brilliant.' ZOE BALL'Genuinely useful and endelessly fascinating.' THE SPECTATORThe QI Elves are the brains behind the enduringly popular BBC TV panel show QI.Every Wednesday the Elves appear on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show where they answer the ponderings and wonderings of BBC Radio 2’s most inquisitive listeners.Dive into this splendid collection of listeners’ unusual questions and some unexpected answers that are sure to make your head spin on topics ranging from goosebumps to grapefruit, pizza to pirates and everything in-between. Generously sprinkled with extra facts and questions from the Elves, Funny You Should Ask . . . is essential reading for the incurably curious. How much water would you need to put out the Sun?If spiders can walk on the ceiling, why can’t they get out of the bath?Why do dads make such bad jokes?Why does red mean 'stop' and green mean 'go'?Can I dig a tunnel to the other side of the Earth?How do plant seeds know which way is up?Can you fill up a black hole?Who popularised the recorder, and where can I get hold of them?For more from the team behind QI, visit qi.com. You can also follow QI’s fact-filled Twitter account @qikipedia and listen to their weekly podcast at nosuchthingasafish.comFor more mind-boggling nuggets of wisdom check out the QI FACTS SERIES
  • Mayflies

    Mayflies

    Andrew O'Hagan
    9780571273713
    Paperback
    304
    Winner of the Christopher Isherwood PrizeA Guardian, Spectator, Sunday Times, Financial Times and Evening Standard Book of the Year‘What a stunning novel.’ Graham Norton‘Funny, passionate, heartbreaking.’ Tracey Thorn‘Life-enhancing.’ Scotsman‘Unforgettable.’ Cólm Toibín‘Spectacular.’ Books of the Year, Spectator'An incredible book . . . about men and how important friendship can be to men.' Douglas Stuart'My god this is gorgeous. Wild, wise, wonderful . . . Absolutely brilliant.' Russell T DaviesEveryone has a Tully Dawson: the friend who defines your life.In the summer of 1986, James and Tully ignite a friendship based on music, films and the rebel spirit. With school over, they rush towards a magical weekend of youthful excess in Manchester played out against the greatest soundtrack ever recorded. And there a vow is made: to go at life differently. Thirty years on, the phone rings. Tully has news.
  • Come Closer

    Come Closer

    Sara Gran
    9780571355556
    Paperback
    176
    'A dark, seductive cocktail of a thriller, with a splash of black humour and a twist of horror.' Francine Toon, author of PineThere was no reason to assume anything out of the ordinary was going on.Strange noises in the apartment.Impulsive behaviour.Intense dreams.It wasn’t like everything went wrong all at once.Shoplifting.Fighting.Blackouts.There must be a reasonable explanation for all this.'It will scare the pants off you. It is a perfect horror novel.' Paul Tremblay‘Deeply scary.’ The Times‘Terrifying.’ Daily Mail‘Sinister.’ Time Out

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  • Wow, No Thank You.

    Wow, No Thank You.

    Samantha Irby
    9780571359264
    Paperback
    336
    THE NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'Irby might be our great bard of quarantine.' New York Times'SO funny. Samantha Irby makes staying in feel like like a luxury, and reminds you that going out is actually quite annoying. I laughed out loud so much reading this -- I honestly couldn't be more in awe of her.' Sara PascoeStaring down the barrel of her fortieth year, Samantha Irby is confronting the ways her life has changed since the days she could work a full 11 hour shift on 4 hours of sleep, change her shoes and put mascara on in the back of a moving cab and go from drinks to dinner to the club without a second thought. Recently, things are more 'Girls Gone Mild.' In Wow, No Thank You Irby discusses the actual nightmare of living in a rural idyll, weighs in on body negativity (loving yourself is a full-time job with shitty benefits) and poses the essential question: Sure sex is fun but have you ever googled a popular meme?'Samantha Irby is the king of sparkling misanthropy and tender, loving dread.' Jia Tolentino'A laugh. A fart. A snort. Or some combination thereof. Be prepared to totally lose control of the noises that come out of your body while reading the latest essay collection from humor writer Samantha Irby.' Bustle'The only writer who can make me laugh with abandon in public... Her signature irreverence is intact, of course, but it can't mask the heart she leaves bleeding on the page.' Elle'Samantha Irby is hilarious... Nothing is off limits and I love it.' Candice Carty-Williams
  • Voyage of the Sparrowhawk

    Voyage of the Sparrowhawk

    Natasha Farrant
    9780571348763
    Paperback
    368
    WINNER – COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARDTHE TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEARThe second sensational middle-grade standalone that follows an epic voyage from England to France in the aftermath of WW1, from the bestselling author of The Children of Castle Rock.In the aftermath of World War One, everyone is trying to rebuild their lives. If Ben is to avoid being sent back to the orphanage, he needs to find his brother Sam, wounded in action and is now missing. Lotti’s horrible aunt and uncle want to send her away to boarding-school (when she has just so successfully managed to get expelled from her last one!). And Clara, their young teacher, is waiting for news of her missing fiancé . . .Just as they think they’ve found their feet in the new order, disaster strikes, and Lotti and Ben must get away. And so they hatch a plan – to cross the Channel on Ben’s narrowboat and find Sam. And there's something in France that Lotti is looking for, too . . . Buffeted by storms, chased by the police, Lotti, Ben, Clara and a growing number of dogs set out on an epic journey, on the search for lost loved ones and a place to call home.'One of the most compelling, joyous, tearjerking and delightful reads of the year.' The Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week'Empowering, rollicking, wistful and joyful.' Hilary McKay, author of The Skylarks' War'Magnificent odyssey . . . a rich and rewarding read . . . it deserves prizes.' New Statesman'A wonderful adventure.' Piers Torday, author of The Frozen Sea'Fast-paced and fascinating.' BookTrust‘Compelling.’ The Scotsman‘Wonderful.’ The Week Junior‘Impossible to put down.’ LoveReading4Kids‘Exciting adventure.’ Just Imagine‘Highly recommended.’ Books for Keeps
  • The Discomfort of Evening

    The Discomfort of Evening

    Marieke Lucas Rijneveld
    9780571349371
    Paperback
    288
    *WINNER OF THE BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2020**ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S BEST BOOKS OF 2020**A NYT CRITICS’ TOP BOOK OF 2020*'One of the best debut novels I have ever read. Shockingly good ... A classic.' Max Porter'Haunting . . . reminded me a lot of Iain Bank. It's incredible that it's a debut.' Douglas StuartThe sensational Dutch bestseller:'Exceptional' (Financial Times)'Exhilarating' (Independent)'Luminous' (Observer)'Beautifully wild' (Guardian)'An earthy and irreverent new voice, thrillingly uninhibited' (New York Times)I asked God if he please couldn’t take my brother Matthies instead of my rabbit. ‘Amen.’ Ten-year-old Jas has a unique way of experiencing her universe: the feeling of udder ointment on her skin as protection against harsh winters; the texture of green warts, like capers, on migrating toads; the sound of 'blush words' that aren't in the Bible. But when a tragic accident ruptures the family, her curiosity warps into a vortex of increasingly disturbing fantasies – unlocking a darkness that threatens to derail them all.A bestselling sensation in the Netherlands, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld's radical debut novel is studded with images of wild, violent beauty: a world of language unlike any other, exquisitely captured in Michele Hutchison's translation.'THE MOST TALKED ABOUT DEBUT NOVEL OF 2020 ALREADY' [Dazed & Confused]ONE OF VOGUE'S TOP FIVE DEBUTS OF 2020ONE OF THE OBSERVER'S HIGHLIGHTS OF 2020ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S TOP TEN BEST NEW BOOKS IN TRANSLATION
  • Love After Love

    Love After Love

    Ingrid Persaud
    9780571356225
    Paperback
    416
    *WINNER OF THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2020**LONGLISTED FOR THE OCM BOCAS PRIZE*AS SEEN ON BBC'S BETWEEN THE COVERSONE OF STYLIST'S BEST NEW BOOKS FOR 2020'A beautiful book. I adored it.' RICHARD OSMAN'Full of wit and soul.' TRACY CHEVALIER'Unforgettable' MARLON JAMES'It made me ugly cry' JESSIE BURTON'Glorious' RACHEL JOYCE'Spellbinding' ANDRÉ ACIMANMeet the Ramdin-Chetan family: forged through loneliness, broken by secrets, saved by love.Irrepressible Betty Ramdin, her shy son Solo and their marvellous lodger, Mr Chetan, form an unconventional household. Happy in their differences, they build a home together. Home: the place keeping these three safe from an increasingly dangerous world – until the night when a glass of rum, a heart to heart and a terrible truth explodes the family unit, driving them apart. Brave and brilliant, steeped in affection, Love After Love offers hope to anyone who has loved and lost and has yet to find their way back.