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A spellbinding slice of Cornish Gothic – a Daphne du Maurier for the 21st century! Piers Torday Zed and her family move unwillingly from London to Cornwall, in an attempt to support her mother’s mental health. Gradually the family fall apart, and it is only when Zed realises that the local cormorants are playing a part in the disasters that consume them, in revenge for an ancient wrong, that she and her sister, Amy, start working together to find a solution and call a truce.Show more
A brand new novelisation of an exciting screen adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor, Graham, Ryan and Yasmin, as played on screen by Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill. ‘I am an expert on witchcraft, Doctor, but I wish to learn more. Before you die, I want answers.’ The TARDIS lands in the Lancashire village of Bilehurst Cragg in the 17th century, and the Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz soon become embroiled in a witch trial run by the local landowner. Fear stalks the land, and the arrival of King James I only serves to intensify the witch hunt. But the Doctor soon realises there is something more sinister than paranoia and superstition at work. Tendrils of living mud stir in the ground and the dead lurch back to horrifying life as an evil alien presence begins to revive. The Doctor and her friends must save not only the people of Bilehurst Cragg from the wakening forces, but the entire world...Show more
**The Sunday Times bestseller** Four friends. One luxury getaway. The perfect murder. ‘Pure adrenaline’ ERIN KELLY ‘An intense thriller’ HEAT ‘A chilling debut, wonderfully paced’ WOMAN AND HOME French Alps, 1998 Two young men ski into a blizzard… but only one returns. 20 years later Four people connected to the missing man find themselves in that same resort. Each has a secret. Two may have blood on their hands. One is a killer-in-waiting. Someone knows what really happened that day. And somebody will pay. An exciting new debut for anyone who loves Ruth Ware, Lucy Foley, and C.L. Taylor ‘An intense, claustrophobic thriller’ Heat magazine ‘A brilliant book with a twist you won’t see coming’ Bella magazine ‘A great, pacy read fans of Lucy Foley will love’ Fabulous magaazine ‘Atmospheric and suspenseful’ Woman’s Weekly ‘I was gripped from start to finish’ Cass Green ‘Chilling and atmospheric’ Roz Watkins ‘Thrilling – I could feel the icy chill blowing through the pages’ Michelle Frances ‘Cleverly plotted’ Allie Reynolds ‘The perfect book to take a stay-cation with!’ Suzy K QuinnShow more
Brought to you by Penguin. Twelve stunning Doctor Who stories for the long winter nights Christmas can mean anything . . . For Missy, it's solving Murders in 1909 For a little girl in Dublin, it's Plasmavores knocking at the door. For Davros, it's a summons from the Doctor, who needs the mad inventor's help. The perfect collection for the bleakest - and sometimes brightest - time of the year, these are the tales for when you're halfway out of the dark . . . Written by popular children's author, and lifelong Doctor Who fan, Dave Rudden, author of Twelve Angels Weeping. © Dave Rudden 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
Brought to you by Ladybird. Join our intrepid adventurers Otto and Cassandra (and Missy, the smartest bird in the Universe) as they embark on a brand new Ladybird Audio Adventure! In this adventure Cassandra and Missy are off to explore the biggest forest of them all - the Amazon Rainforest. Setting course for South America they encounter some of the planet's most incredible wildlife and discover the reasons why the Amazon is one of the most important natural places in our World. These audiobooks help children learn about their environment on journey of discovery with the narrators Ben Bailey Smith (aka Doc Brown, rapper, comedian and writer) and Sophie Aldred (best known for her role as Ace in Doctor Who). Ladybird Audio Adventures is an original series for 4-to 7-year-olds; a new, entertaining and engaging way for children to learn about the world around them. These are special stories written exclusively for audio with fun sound and musical effects, perfect for listening at home, before bed and on long journeys. Other books in the Ladybird Audio Adventure series include Dinosaur Times, Deep Sea Dive, Outer Space, Amazing Vehicles, The Animal kingdom, On the Farm, Creepy Crawlies, The Human Body and The Frozen Planet. Winner of The FutureBook of the Year Award 2019. (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
Brought to you by Ladybird. Join our intrepid adventurers Otto and Cassandra (and Missy, the smartest bird in the Universe) as they embark on a brand new Ladybird Audio Adventure! In this adventure Cassandra and Missy are off to experience the incredible world of the creepy crawlies. Did you know that there are over a million different insects in the World? Cassandra is going to need to fire up her Shrink-O-Meter to discover the fascinating life of some of the world's smallest animals. Now, follow that bee! These audiobooks help children learn about their environment on journey of discovery with the narrators Ben Bailey Smith (aka Doc Brown, rapper, comedian and writer) and Sophie Aldred (best known for her role as Ace in Doctor Who). Ladybird Audio Adventures is an original series for 4-to 7-year-olds; a new, entertaining and engaging way for children to learn about the world around them. These are special stories written exclusively for audio with fun sound and musical effects, perfect for listening at home, before bed and on long journeys. Other books in the Ladybird Audio Adventure series include Dinosaur Times, Deep Sea Dive, Outer Space, Amazing Vehicles, The Animal kingdom, Rainforests, On the Farm, The Human Body and The Frozen Planet. Winner of The FutureBook of the Year Award 2019. (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
From the Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning Adrian Tchaikovsky, The Doors of Eden is an extraordinary feat of the imagination and a captivating adventure. They thought we were safe. They were wrong. Four years ago, two girls went looking for monsters on Bodmin Moor. Only one came back. Lee thought she’d lost Mal, but now she’s miraculously returned. But what happened that day on the moors? And where has she been all this time? Mal’s reappearance hasn’t gone unnoticed by MI5 officers either, and Lee isn’t the only one with questions. Julian Sabreur is investigating an attack on top physicist Kay Amal Khan. This leads Julian to clash with agents of an unknown power – and they may or may not be human. His only clue is grainy footage, showing a woman who supposedly died on Bodmin Moor. Dr Khan’s research was theoretical; then she found cracks between our world and parallel Earths. Now these cracks are widening, revealing extraordinary creatures. And as the doors crash open, anything could come through. 'Inventive, funny and engrossing, this book lingers long after you close it' - Tade Thompson, Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author of Rosewater Adrian Tchaikovsky is the author of Children of Time, Children of Ruin and many other novels, novellas and short stories. Children of Time won the Arthur C. Clarke award in its 30th anniversary year.Show more
From the Sunday Times bestselling author Dr Amanda Brown. Insights into the world of a Prison Doctor, this time taking us deeper into the walls of Bronzefield, the UK’s biggest women’s prison. From the drug addicts who call Amanda ‘the mother I never had’ to the women who’ve pushed back at domestic abuse, to women close to release in their 70s, who just want to stay in the place that they’ve always known, these are stories that are heartbreaking, harrowing and heart-warming. Amanda listens, prescribes, and does what she can. After all, she’s their doctor.Show more
'A brave writer whose books open up fundamental questions about life and art' Telegraph In this remarkable, inspiring collection of essays, acclaimed writer and critic Olivia Laing makes a brilliant case for why art matters, especially in the turbulent political weather of the twenty first century. Funny Weather brings together a career's worth of Laing's writing about art and culture, examining its role in our political and emotional lives. She profiles Jean-Michel Basquiat and Georgia O'Keefe, interviews Hilary Mantel and Ali Smith, writes love letters to David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, and explores loneliness and technology, women and alcohol, sex and the body. With characteristic originality and compassion, she celebrates art as a force of resistance and repair, an antidote to a frightening political time. We're often told art can't change anything. Laing argues that it can. It changes how we see the world. It makes plain inequalities and it offers fertile new ways of living. 'A warm, thinking, enticing sweep of a book, like spending the afternoon with your brainiest friend.' Kate Mosse, author of The Burning ChambersShow more
Brought to you by Puffin. "David Solomons's zany, inimitable wit makes for a series of capers that are thrilling and satisfying."- The Guardian on The Secret in Vault 13 An ancient artifact buried deep within the TARDIS leads the Doctor back to London, where a deadly predator prowls the tunnels beneath the city. As the Time Lord and her friends investigate, they uncover a mystery that will take them from a secret mountain base to the depths of the ocean - and if they cannot solve it, one of them will perish. In order to save her friend, the Doctor must solve the riddle of ... the Maze of Doom! © David Solomons 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
‘A brilliant vivid and intimate new memoir’ The Daily Mail ’For over a decade Kate Fall was the most influential woman in British politics.’ Alice Thomson, The Times For eleven years Kate Fall was one of David Cameron’s closest advisors. During some of the most significant political events of our times – the Arab Spring, the financial crash and a European referendum that has changed the face of British politics forever – she sat right outside the door of the Prime Minister’s office, earning herself the title of ‘gatekeeper’. Fall takes us through the Cameron project, from its inception to coalition, reshuffles, political scandals, two general elections and three referendums. She speaks frankly and honestly about the Conservatives’ key players, their project to modernise the party, how the coalition worked (and how it didn’t). Shedding light on the world behind the public façade of politics, she reveals what it is like to be a woman at the heart of power: the blood, sweat and toil, the victories and regrets, the friendships and fall outs, the chaos and camaraderie. Politics tests any relationship with its conflicting priorities of loyalty, belief, and personal ambition. The Gatekeeper is a very personal portrait of life behind the scenes at the centre of power.Show more
Brought to you by Puffin. My mummy looks normal, like any other mummy . . . but she's not. Because she can turn into a fairy. All she has to do is stamp her feet three times, clap her hands, wiggle her bottom and say 'Marshmallow' . . . and POOF! She's Mummy Fairy. Ella's family has a BIG secret - her mummy is a fairy! But sometimes Mummy Fairy's magic goes wrong, and then it's up to Ella to help. In this fourth enchanting book, Mummy Fairy and Ella decorate the kitchen with magic colouring pencils, catch a robber on Ella's school trip - and swim with real mermaids! © Sophie Kinsella 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
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