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Chaos of the Senses

by Ahlem Mosteghanemi & Nancy Roberts Bloomsbury Publishing (January 15, 2015)

'Love always sits in a seat other than the one we were expecting it to, right alongside the place where we expected love to be'

In the midst of the Algerian civil war, Hayat is a young novelist trapped in a...


She Will Build Him a City

by Raj Kamal Jha Bloomsbury Publishing (February 26, 2015)

SHORTLISTED FOR THE DSC PRIZE FOR SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE

As night falls in Delhi a mother spins tales from her past for her sleeping daughter. Her now grown-up child is a puzzle with a million pieces whom she...


River Cottage Light & Easy

by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Bloomsbury Publishing (December 04, 2014)

'Eating more healthily isn't about denial. For example, reducing one's dependence on wheat flour and dairy ingredients, which don't appear at all in this book, turns out to be a delicious voyage of discovery....


Paul Hollywood's British Baking

by Paul Hollywood Bloomsbury Publishing (December 04, 2014)

Fresh cherry cake, Plum bread, Baked Somerset Brie, Honey buns, Scottish oatcakes, Boxty pancakes Â? you don't get better than a traditional British bake. Join Paul Hollywood for a personal tour around the...


Some Here Among Us

by Peter Walker Bloomsbury Publishing (December 04, 2014)

It is 1967, and as America's allies hesitate over whether to send more troops to Vietnam and the strains of 'All You Need is Love' echo from Abbey Road, students take to the streets of Wellington, New Zealand,...


The Naming of the Shrew

by John Wright Bloomsbury Publishing (November 06, 2014)

Latin names Â? frequently unpronounceable, all too often wrong and always a tiny puzzle to unravel Â? have been annoying the layman since they first became formalised as scientific terms in the eighteenth...


The Phantom Coach

by Michael Sims Bloomsbury Publishing (October 23, 2014)

Ghost stories date back centuries, but those written in the Victorian era have a unique atmosphere and dark beauty. Michael Sims, whose previous Victorian collections have been widely praised, has gathered twelve...


Miss Carter's War

by Sheila Hancock Bloomsbury Publishing (October 09, 2014)

It is 1948 and the young and beautiful Marguerite Carter has lost her parents and survived a terrifying war, working for the SOE behind enemy lines. She returns to England to be one of the first women to receive...


Africa39

by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey & Wole Soyinka Bloomsbury Publishing (September 25, 2014)

Africa has produced some of the best writing of the twentieth century from Chinua Achebe, Ayi Kwei Armah, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, and the Nobel Laureates Wole Soyinka, Nadine Gordimer, J.M. Coetzee and Doris Lessing,...


Kidnap in Crete

by Rick Stroud Bloomsbury Publishing (September 11, 2014)

This is the story of how a small SOE unit led by Patrick Leigh Fermor kidnapped a German general on the Nazi-occupied island of Crete in 1944. For thirty-two days, they were chased across the mountains as they...


Paul Hollywood's Bread

by Paul Hollywood Bloomsbury Publishing (September 11, 2014)

Paul Hollywood is Britain's favourite master baker. His new book is all about bread - how to make it and how to use it. But while it's all very well making a lovely loaf of bread, can you guarantee that it won't...


Women in Dark Times

by Jacqueline Rose Bloomsbury Publishing (September 11, 2014)

Jacqueline Rose's new book begins with three remarkable women: revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg; GermanÂ?Jewish painter Charlotte Salomon, persecuted by family tragedy and Nazism; film icon and consummate...


Conversations with My Agent (and Set Up, Joke, Set Up, Joke)

by Rob Long Bloomsbury Publishing (July 03, 2014)

Barely out of film school, Rob Long struck the jackpot and landed a job on the phenomenally successful TV sitcom, Cheers. However, with the demise of the show, Long was faced with the question, 'Is there life...


The Emperor Far Away

by David Eimer Bloomsbury Publishing (August 14, 2014)

Far from the glittering cities of Beijing and Shanghai, China's borderlands are populated by around one hundred million people who are not Han Chinese. For many of these restive minorities, the old Chinese adage...


The Indian Clerk

by David Leavitt Bloomsbury Publishing (August 17, 2009)

January, 1913, Cambridge. G.H. Hardy - eccentric, charismatic and considered the greatest British mathematician of his age - receives a mysterious envelope covered with Indian stamps. Inside he finds a rambling...


Foul Play

by Mike Rowbottom Bloomsbury Publishing (July 18, 2013)

Foul Play dissects the age-old subject of cheating in all its absurdity. From plain old doping to claiming a marathon victory despite having driven the middle section of the race, from match-fixing to diving...


A Slow Passion

by Ruth Brooks Bloomsbury Publishing (March 14, 2013)

When BBC Radio 4's Material World programme announced a search for the UK's top amateur scientist, little did anyone expect that the winning experiment would comprise one of our humblest garden pests. Ruth Brooks...


The Piano Cemetery

by José Luís Peixoto Bloomsbury Publishing (November 01, 2010)

The Lázaro family are carpenters who would rather be piano-makers. In

the dusty back room of their carpentry shop in Lisbon is the 'piano

cemetery', filled with broken-down pianos that provide the spare parts...


Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy

by Ed Hawkins Bloomsbury Publishing (November 15, 2012)

A startling and powerful journey to the very core of India's illegal bookmaking industry that exposes the scale of corruption and the match-fixing that now runs rife throughout world cricket.

For several years...


El Clasico: Barcelona v Real Madrid

by Richard Fitzpatrick Bloomsbury Publishing (August 02, 2012)

Real Madrid versus Barcelona is regarded by many as the most captivating fixture in world football. But it is not only the on-pitch battles that have forged their rivalry. From General Franco and bloody civil...


Hedge Britannia

by Hugh Barker Bloomsbury Publishing (May 10, 2012)

This is the story of how British

hedgerows contribute to our national identity and our wildlife. Over

the centuries we have proved ourselves to be a nation of hedge growers,

marking boundaries or trimming them...


Law and Disorder

by Tim Kevan Bloomsbury Publishing (August 02, 2010)

Litigation is like war, BabyBarista. Read this and learn.

It's BabyBarista's first day as a pupil barrister in chambers. Never mind his legal qualifications; it's his summer working in Starbucks that's going...


How to Crack an Egg with One Hand

by Francesca Beauman Bloomsbury Publishing (March 14, 2013)

Within these pages you will find all you need to know (and a few things you don't) in order to embark on the mindboggling journey that is modern motherhood.

Discover humorous yet pertinent advice on everything...


The Coincidence Engine

by Sam Leith Bloomsbury Publishing (April 04, 2011)

A hurricane sweeps off the Gulf of Mexico and in, the back-country of Alabama, assembles a passenger jet out of old bean-cans and junkyard waste. An eccentric mathematician - last heard of investigating the...


WG's Birthday Party

by David Kynaston Bloomsbury Publishing (April 18, 2011)

On a hot morning in July 1898, the sporting world gathered at Lord's to celebrate the fiftieth birthday of WG Grace, the greatest cricketer the game has ever seen. Grace was cheered onto the field by a packed...


In the Company of Angels

by Thomas E. Kennedy Bloomsbury Publishing (June 07, 2010)

How much of a survivor, in fact, survives? How much must remain

of a survivor for him also to be called a man? You tell me to remember.

All over again. To remember. Perhaps there is nothing left there,

doctor....


Hugh Fearlessly Eats It All

by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Bloomsbury Publishing (May 15, 2011)

'It has been said that I will eat anything. That is, of course, nonsense. A fried egg that still has a pool of runny egg white clinging to the yolk is a definite no-no. Still, I must admit that it was with some...


Just Me

by Sheila Hancock Bloomsbury Publishing (November 03, 2008)

'Well now, prove it, Sheila. As John would say, "Put your money where your mouth is." Be a depressed widow boring the arse off everyone, or get on with life. Your choice.'

In The Two of Us Sheila Hancock relived...


Angelica Lost and Found

by Russell Hoban Bloomsbury Publishing (November 01, 2010)

In Ariosto's epic sixteenth century poem Orlando Furioso, the

beautiful Angelica is rescued by the valiant Ruggiero. He swoops in

riding a hippogriff, a fantastical winged creature, the offspring of a

griffin...


National Service

by Richard Eyre Bloomsbury Publishing (June 01, 2011)

During the ten years from 1987 to 1997 that he was Director of the Royal National Theatre, Richard Eyre kept a diary - a record that disarmingly captured a life at the heart of British cultural and political...


The Morville Year

by Katherine Swift Bloomsbury Publishing (March 01, 2012)

One of the most admired gardening writers of her generation, Katherine Swift returns to describe a year in the life of her garden she created over twenty years in the grounds of the Dower House at Morville,...


Waving at the Gardener

by Kate Pullinger Bloomsbury Publishing (September 21, 2009)

'As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the

whole world' Virginia Woolf

Asham House in

Sussex was once home to Virginia and Leonard Woolf and is the

inspiration behind the Asham Award. Launched...


Needles and Pearls

by Gil McNeil Bloomsbury Publishing (July 04, 2011)

Slip one ...

A year after her husband's death, Jo Mackenzie is finally starting to get the hang of being a single parent.

Knit two together ...

The boys are thriving in their new seaside home, the wool shop is...


Pedalare! Pedalare!

by John Foot Bloomsbury Publishing (May 03, 2011)

Cycling was a sport so important in Italy that it marked a generation, sparked fears of civil war, changed the way Italian was spoken, led to legal reform and even prompted the Pope himself to praise a cyclist,...


Nightmare Movies

by Kim Newman Bloomsbury Publishing (April 18, 2011)

Now over twenty years old, the original edition of Nightmare Movies has retained its place as a true classic of cult film criticism. In this new edition, Kim Newman brings his seminal work completely up-to-date,...


Rifleman

by Rick Stroud & Victor Gregg Bloomsbury Publishing (February 07, 2011)

Born into a working-class family in London in 1919, Victor Gregg enlisted in the Rifle Brigade at nineteen, was sent to the Middle East and saw action in Palestine. Following service in the western desert and...


The Rain Tree

by Mirabel Osler Bloomsbury Publishing (May 16, 2011)

A host of vividly caught characters are here: Mirabel's extrovert, free-spirited mother Phyllis; Aylmer Vallance, who with extraordinary love letters would rescue her mother from a twilight life; Stella Bowen,...


The Courier's Tale

by Peter Walker Bloomsbury Publishing (August 01, 2011)

As the King's young cousin, an admired scholar living in Italy, it

falls to Reginald Pole to make the case for Henry's divorce from

Katherine of Aragon. And it falls to the hapless Michael Throckmorton -

the...


Luck

by Ed Smith Bloomsbury Publishing (March 29, 2012)

For aspiring cricketer Ed Smith, luck was for other people. Like his childhood hero, Geoff Boycott, the tough, flinty Yorkshireman, the young Ed knew that the successful cricketer made his own luck by an application...


Zimbabwe

by Philip Barclay Bloomsbury Publishing (June 07, 2010)

Zimbabwe is a country both blessed and cursed. British diplomat Philip

Barclay witnessed the downfall of what used to be Africa's finest

country, culminating in the tumultuous events of 2008 when Zimbabwe's...


The Sun Hasn't Fallen From the Sky

by Alison Gangel Bloomsbury Publishing (January 04, 2011)

Seven-year-old Ailsa Dunn's Ma is prettier than all the other mothers, her Da is the most handsome man in the world. They're made for each other... But the grown-up world is more complicated than that, and when...


They F*** You Up

by Oliver James Bloomsbury Publishing (December 20, 2010)

Do your relationships tend to follow the same destructive pattern? Do you feel trapped by your family's expectations of you? Does your life seem overwhelmingly governed by jealousy or competitiveness or lack...


War Against the Taliban

by Sandy Gall Bloomsbury Publishing (January 19, 2012)

Afghanistan's strategically significant lands have long been fought over by foreign invaders. Today, as yet another generation risks life and limb in this inhospitable territory, an ever-rising death toll puts...


The Journey Home

by Simon Parke Bloomsbury Publishing (February 14, 2011)

This book offers ten new commandments for coping with the stresses, strains and pressures of modern life. These ten new commandments are ten skilful attitudes for the attainment of your true self.

1. Be present...


Goodbye Sarajevo

by Atka Reid & Hana Schofield Bloomsbury Publishing (May 16, 2011)

May, 1992. Hana is twelve years old when her older sister Atka puts her on a UN evacuation bus fleeing the besieged city of Sarajevo. Thinking they will be apart for a short time, they make a promise to each...


Farmageddon

by Philip Lymbery Bloomsbury Publishing (January 30, 2014)

Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry. We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating Â? as the UK...


Beloved Strangers

by Maria Chaudhuri Bloomsbury Publishing (January 16, 2014)

On and on we dream, we wish, we love - no matter that the dreams come to an end, the wishes evolve or that love dissipates like dust in the wind. Perhaps, what matters only is that we have lived long enough...


Paul Hollywood's Pies and Puds

by Paul Hollywood Bloomsbury Publishing (May 22, 2014)

There is nothing quite like the smell of a scrumptious steak and ale pie cooking in the oven. There perhaps isn't anything better than the first taste of a caramel and coffee éclair. From Britain's favourite...


How to Bake

by Paul Hollywood Bloomsbury Publishing (July 19, 2012)

At last, the star of BBC2's The Great British Bake Off reveals all the secrets of his craft in How to Bake. The son of a baker, Paul Hollywood is passionate about busting the myths that surround baking, sharing...


Hatters, Railwaymen and Knitters

by Daniel Gray Bloomsbury Publishing (August 01, 2013)

Daniel Gray is about to turn thirty. Like any sane person, his response is to travel to Luton, Crewe and Hinckley. After a decade's exile in Scotland, he sets out to reacquaint himself with England via what...