|A Mercy - Toni Morrison|
In the 1680s, the slave trade was still in its infancy. In the Americas, virulent religious and class division, prejudice and oppression were rife, providing the fertile soil in which slavery and race hatred were carefully planted and took root. Jacob is an Anglo-Dutch trader and adventurer, with a smallholding in the harsh North.
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|Silent Comedy - Paul Merton|
Traces the evolution of silent comedy through the 1900s and considers the works of the genre's greatest exponents - Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy and others - showing not only how each
developed in the course of their career but also the extent to which they influenced each other.
|Taste Of My Life - Raymond Blanc|
Raymond Blanc knows more about food and cooking than pretty much anyone else. His cooking has been described as 'an extraordinary process of creativity, passion, subtlety, indeed genius'. His life and career to date have been utterly dedicated to the search for culinary perfection.
|By Royal Command - Charlie Higson SIGNED LIMITED|
Following a treacherous rescue mission high in the freezing Alps, James Bond is preparing for life back at Eton. But James is under surveillance; his every move is being watched. He alone holds the clue to a sinister plot that will bring bloodshed and carnage to his school - and his country.
|Psycho Geography - Will Self and Ralf Steadman|
A post-millennial meditation on the vexed relationship between psyche and place in globalised world, bringing together the selections from the 'Psychogeography' columns from the "Independent". It contains an
introduction, 'Walking to New York', which is both a prelude to the verbal and visual essays that make up this collaboration.
|Matthew Pincent - A Lifetime in a Race|
|A SPORTING AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SUCH QUALITY AND PASSION THAT IT IS DESTINED TO BECOME A CLASSIC.|
Matthew Pincent and Steve Redgrave were the greatest sporting partnership of the last decade. Winning three Olympic Golds together.
In the summer of 2004, Matthew faced the race of his life in Athens - In search of a fourth Gold.
|Martin Brundle - Working the Wheel|
|A Nail-biting account of driving the great race tracks of the world, told through a Formula One drivers eyes.|
A gripping and dramatically vivid account of what it's like to drive the worlds greatest race tracks.
From Adelaide and Monte Carlo to Suzuka and Rio de Janiero, Brundle reveals the character and damger of each track. As well as recounting his own personal experiences.
|Gangs - Ross Kemp|
In groups, street gangs fight, stab, rob, rape and murder anyone who isn't one of their own.
|Tribe - Bruce Parry|
Over several years, the author spent a month living with fifteen different tribes in remote regions of the world. This work is an insight into wildly differing cultures that are vibrant, hospitable and full of spirit despite numerous hardships.
|SOLO by: Pen Hadow|
|Pen Hadow is an authentic British hero, one of the most highly acclaimed polar explorers of his generation. His most recent and remarkable Arctic endeavour earned him a reputation as 'The Human Icebreaker'.|
In spring 2003, fulfilling a deathbed vow to his father, Pen Hadow became the first man ever to complete a solo trek, without resupply, to the North Pole from the more arduous North American sside, surviving a fall through thin ice into the freezing Arctic waters that almost cost him his life.
|David Starkey "Six Wives"|
|From the Author of Elizabeth|
Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived.
The best account in English of the early years of Elizabeth... one of the most zestful pieces of narrative history
|My Life So Far - Jane Fonda|
|An account of an extraordinary woman - Oscar winner, controversial political activist, groundbreaking fitness guru, wife, mother, lover, philanthropist.
|The Mitfords - Charlotte Mosley|
The never-before published letters of the legendary Mitford sisters, alive with wit, affection, tragedy and gossip: a charismatic history of the century's signal events played out in the lives of a controversial and uniquely
|Joanna Lumley "No Room for Secrets"|
|PATSY STONE in "Absolutely Fabulous"|
Purdey in "The New Avengers"
Bond Girl in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"
Sapphire in "Sapphire and Steel"
A Castaway in "Girl Friday"
Actress, Model,Writer, Campaigner, Inventor,TV Presenter and Journalist:
Joanna Lumley has played many roles in her lifetime, but rarely had the opportunity to reveal her true self
|Toyah Wilcox Diary of a Facelift|
|Like many women in her mid-forties, Toyah Willcox felt an increasing distance between the lively, energetic person she knew herself to be, and the tired, lined face that stared back at her in the mirror. And working in an industry which places such a high value on the marketability of `youth', she knew that at some point she would have to confront her options. After a few years' experimenting with diet and Botox, she vowed to take the plunge. She would have a facelift.|
|Alan Bennett - Untold Stories|
|Untold Stories is Alan Bennett s first collection of prose since Writing Home and takes in all his major writings over the last ten years. The title piece is a poignant family memoir with an account of the marriage of his parents, the lives and deaths of his aunts and the uncovering of a long-held family secret. |
Also included are his much-celebrated diaries for the years 1996 to 2004, as well as essays, reviews, lectures and reminiscences ranging from childhood trips to the local cinema and a tour around Leeds City Art Gallery to reflections on writing, honors and his Westminster Abbey eulogy for Thora Hird. At times heartrending and at others extremely funny, Untold Stories is a matchless and unforgettable anthology.
|Senor Nice - Howard Marks|
|Howard Marks was released after serving seven years of a twenty-five year sentence for marijuana smuggling. It was time for a change of career.
|Blind Faith - Ben Elton|
As Trafford Sewell struggles to work through the crowds of commuters, he is confronted by the intimidating igure of his Parish Confessor. Why has Trafford not been streaming his every moment of sexual intimacy onto the community website like everybody else? Does he think he's different or special in some way? Or does he have something to hide?
|Johnson Beharry VC - Barefoot Soldier|
On 18 March 2005, Johnson Beharry, a private with the 1st Battalion Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, received Britain's highest award for gallantry. He became the first living recipient of the Victoria Cross for nearly forty years.
Born a world away, in an isolated village on the Caribbean island of Grenada, Johnson forged his instincts for survival against a backdrop of grinding poverty. One of eight children, with a volatile, alcoholic father, he grew up in a tiny wooden shack, never knowing what challenges the next day would bring.
|The Devil May Care - Sebastian Faulks' New James Bond novel|
Sebastian Falulkes has written the latest in James Bonds adventures. Due out on the 28th of May, we will have signed copies soon after that date.
Due to the popularity of this book any orders received after the 7/05/2008 at 1:00pm will be put onto a waiting list and spare copies allocated as they become available.
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|Hurricane Gold - Charlie Higson|
Caribbean island of Lagrimas Negras - Criminals come here to hide, with blood on their hands and escape on their minds. On the mainland, in the town of Tres Hermanas, ex-flying ace Jack Stone leaves his son and
daughter in the company of James Bond. But a gang of thieves lies in ambush - they want Stone's precious safe.
|Ian McEwan - Saturday|
|Saturday, February 15, 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man - a successful neurosurgeon, the devoted husband of Rosalind, a newspaper lawyer, and proud father of two grown-up children, one a promising poet, the other a talented blues musician. Unusually, he wakes before dawn, drawn to the window of his bedroom and filled with a growing unease. What troubles him as he looks out at the night sky is the state of the world - the impending war against Iraq, a gathering pessimism since 9/11, and a fear that his city, its openness and diversity, and his happy family life are under threat.
|Salman-Rushdie - Shalimar the Clown|
|Los Angeles, 1991. Maximilian Ophuls, one of the makers of the modern world, is knifed to death in broad daylight on the doorstep of his illegitimate daughter India, slaughtered by his Kashmiri driver, a mysterious figure who calls himself Shalimar the Clown. |
The dead man is a World War II Resistance hero, a man of formidable intellectual ability and much erotic appeal, a former United States ambassador to India, and subsequently America's counter-terrorism chief. The murder looks at first like a political assassination but turns out to be passionately personal.
|Sharon Osbourne - Survivor|
Sharon Osbournes life has always been full of drama, heartbreak and passion. When she completed her bestselling first book, Extreme, she had hoped to find some peace and stability after her rollercoaster years. It was not to be.
|Rolf Harris "Can you tell what it is yet?"|
|Rolf Harris "My Autobiography"|
"Can you tell what it is yet?"
In 1952, a young Australian stepped off a ferry in Dover with dreams of being a famous portrait painter like his grandfather.
|Jimmy Greaves - The Heart of the Game|
|'It Is football's power to so readily and regularly corrupt emotions and senses that is the addictive and enduring appeal of the game - the heart of the game.' So said Spurs skipper Danny Blanchflower.|
In THE HEART OF THE CAME, Jimmy Greaves examines our undying passion for football and its development over the fifty years he has been associated with the sport. He takes us into the world of players, managers, agents and fans to make sense of our lasting obsession with the beautiful game.
|Alan Ball - Playing Extra Time|
|Alan Ball always wanted to be the best. Small in stature, red-haired and fiery, Alan was one of the most easily recognized players of his generation. Fans on the terraces and teammates immediately took to his wholehearted enthusiasm and never-say-die attitude. Alan is a fighter - from overcoming his diminutive size to become a professional player and the youngest member of the 1966 England squad, to the rejection he repeatedly faced as a club manager.
|Shape Your Self - Martina Navratilova|
One of the greatest tennis players of all time, Martina Navratilova is still playing at the top levels of the sport as she nears her fiftieth birthday. She easily outruns many women who are half her age, and engages in all the other sports she loves: basketball, hockey, skiing and more. Everywhere she goes, people ask her: why can you still move the way you do? How do you stay in such good shape? What's your secret?
In SHAPE YOUR SELF, this amazing athlete shares - through personal anecdotes from her life and tennis career - the simple strategies, tips, and small lifestyle changes that will enable anyone to tune up their body, mind and spirit.
|Lee Sharp - My Idea of Fun|
When 17-year-old Lee Sharpe joined Manchester United in 1988, he was a boy among men, lining up alongside iconic figures such as Bryan Robson. His exuberant skills on the left wing gave the club's fans something they'd long been missing: hope for the future, and the beginning of a new production line of young talent.
|The Sait - Ian St John|
|The fascinating inside story of one of Liverpool and Scotland's greatest ever footballers, from his playing days to his role as a TV pundit on ITV's legendary 'Saint and Greavsie' |
This is the life story of the legendary Liverpool and Scotland 1960s footballer known as 'The Saint'. Bought by Bill Shankly from Motherwell in 1961, Ian St John was widely thought of as one of the most significant signings ever made by Liverpool FC, and was a key component in Shankly's first successful team.
|Fighting Back - Frank Bruno|
|At the age of eleven Frank Bruno was sent to reform school.|
At thirty-three he was crowned undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
At forty-one he was committed to Goodmayes psychiatric hospital.
Now, for the first time, Frank Bruno tells his real story: how the tearaway kid became one of Britain's best-loved sports stars; how he was written off, but came back to win the world championship - at the fourth attempt; his descent into mental illness; and his painful journey back to health.
|Nasser Hussain "Playing with Fire"|
|When Nasser Hussain first met Duncan Fletcher in 1999, it marked the beginning of a partnership that was to transform the English cricket team.|
They injected steel into the team; they gave it back-bone. No longer it seemed, did the fall of the first wicket herald an inevitable batting collapse. England became a hard team to beat - and they started to win test matches, at home and abroad.
|The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori|
|FRANKIE DETTORI is that rare thing in horse racing - a genuine superstar. The Italian-born jockey's ability in the saddle, cheeky good humour, immaculate dress sense and spectacular flying dismounts have made him a household name around the world.
|Keeping the World Away - Margaret Forster|
|Lost, found, stolen, strayed, sold, fought over, a picture makes its way from Paris to Hampstead, pops up on a London market stall after the Great War, finds its way to the Cornish coast and back to London after the Second World War, eventually making a brief and risky trip to Scotland, before events take another unexpected turn at the beginning of a new century.
|Whitethorn Woods - Maeve Binchy|
Full of Maeve Binchy's warmth, humour and compassion, Whitethorn Woods tells of the people of Rossmore, each with their own story, as they wait for the great road of progress . . .
|Brothers in War - E.V. Thompson|
CORNWALL 1915. In Britain, men and women are still reeling from the outbreak of the Great War. For Ben Retallick, owner of the great Ruddlemoor clay works in Cornwall, the conflict will affect all that he has ever known as his life becomes entwined in a saga of suspicion, secrecy and troubles - in love as well as war . . .
Ben is asked to help with an incredible secret mission - to wrest control of Lake Tanganyika from the Germans. Two gunboats are to be transported to the other side of the world, then hauled three thousand miles overland. Meanwhile, Ben's own priorities lie elsewhere, in Switzerland, where his wife Lily is awaiting his arrival to bring her home.
|The Prawn Cocktail Years|
Simon Hopkinson Lindsey Bareham
A few years ago, after a long day's session with Roast Chicken and Other Stories, we sat at the kitchen table and cracked open a nice bottle of Alsace. About halfway through we fell to talking about dishes we had loved and lost, those dishes that we had grown up with and memories of early restaurant outings. Before long, our giggles turned to nostalgia and we started to scribble down a list of those fondly remembered dishes. They just came pouring out: Coquilles St-Jacques, Sole Veronique, Beef Stroganoff, Mixed Grill, Swedish Meatballs, Wiener Schnitzel, Chicken Maryland, Crepes Suzette, Peach Melba and Profiteroles. And, of course, Prawn Cocktail.
|Alex James - Bit of a Blur|
'Dad opened the piano lid and raised his eyebrows. There was a slight but deliberate dramatic pause. Then he slammed into the keys and rattled out some rock and roll. It was amazing. I'd never heard him play. I had no idea that he could. I hugged him, pushed my sister out of the way and demanded to be shown how to make a noise like that.'
|A History of Modern Britain - Andrew Marr|
A History of Modern Britain confronts head-on the victory of shopping over politics. It tells the story of how the great political visions, and rival idealisms, of a new Jerusalem or a second Elizabethan age came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity and self-gratification.
|Sea of Lost Love|
Epic romance and dark mystery, exotic places and glamorous epochs - such are Santa Montefiore's unique trademarks. Allow yourself to be swept away by her superlative storytelling as you enter a world of love and lies.
|The Quest - Wilbur Smith|
A spectacular epic adventure set in ancient Egypt from one of the world's most celebrated novelists.
|The Steep Approach to Garbadale - Iain Banks|
The Wopuld family built its fortune on a board game called Empire! - now a hugely successful computer game. So successful, the American Spraint Corp wants to buy the firm out. Young renegade Alban, who has been living wild and evading the family tentacles for years, is run to ground and persuaded to attend the forthcoming gathering - part birthday celebration, part Extraordinary General Meeting - convened by Win, the Wopuld matriarch and most powerful member of the board.
|Burning Bright - Tracy Chevalier|
|The last decade of the eighteenth century brought huge political upheaval to Britain. The execution of the King of France, the scenes of the jubilant revolutionaries dancing around the guillotine, the seizure of property, brought hope to some and fear to others.
|Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - Paul Tordy|
Dr Alfred Jones has many reasons to be content with life. His latest paper 'Effects of Increased Water o the Caddis Fly Larva' looks set to cause a stir on the pages of Trout & Salmon, his job as a fisheries scientist is satisfactory, and he and his wife, Mary, have just celebrated their twentieth wedding anniversary - for which she gave him a replacement electric toothbrush.