Travel the world from the comfort of your sofa. Curl up with some fantastic travel writing and feel like you are journeying through woods, voyaging across seas or trekking around cities.
A collection of books to inspire you to get out and enjoy the stunning wilderness and outdoor adventures which Britain has to offer.
A selection of books for aspiring writers. To inspire and advise at every stage of writing, from how to get started with your first novel to developing characters and storylines.
Author Patrick Ness has written fiction for both adults and young adults. Ness won the annual Carnegie Medal from the British librarians both in 2011 and in 2012, for Monsters of Men and A Monster Calls, recognising each as the best new book for children or young adults published in the UK. Collected here are his young adult titles, which will include The Rest of Us Just Live Here which will be published in October 2015.
A series of illustrated history books designed to engage children in history by presenting the unusual, gory, or unpleasant aspects in a tongue-in-cheek manner in contrast to the formality of lessons taught in school.
A collection of titles about the history and life of our ever changing capital city.
The six novels shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize. Please click on the titles to check availability and to place reservations.
Roald Dahl was a novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. He has been referred to as "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century". Collected here are his tales for children, which can be enjoyed by all ages.
This comic fantasy book series, written by Terry Pratchett, is set on the fictional Discworld, a flat disc balanced on the backs of four elephants which in turn stand on the back of a giant turtle, Great A'Tuin. The books frequently parody or take inspiration from J. R. R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, H. P. Lovecraft and William Shakespeare, as well as mythology, folklore and fairy tales, often using them for satirical parallels with current cultural, political and scientific issues. The final book in the series, The Sheperd's Crown, is due to be published in August 2015.