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Selection Day

Aravind Adiga   £16.99

New novel by the Booker

Prize-winning author of The

White Tiger.

Days Without End

Sebastian Barry     £17.99

Violent, superbly lyrical western set in mid 19th century America.

The Dark Flood Rises   

Margaret Drabble     £16.99

Darkly witty meditation on old age.

Cartes Postales from Greece

Victoria Hislop     £19.99

New novel from the bestselling author - illustrated throughout.

This Must Be the Place

Maggie O'Farrell     £18.99

Addictive and unforgettable novel of a marriage in freefall.


Ann Patchett    £16.99

Two families brought together by beauty and torn apart by tragedy.

The Essex Serpent

Sarah Perry     £14.99

Rich and engaging gothic novel.

The Evenings

Gerard Reve     £12.99

1947 Dutch novel:  first English translation of a postwar masterpiece.

The Tobacconist

Robert Seethaler    £12.99

Vienna 1937 - a moving account of an ordinary boy living through extraordinary times, from the author of the acclaimed A Whole Life.

Today Will be Different

Maria Semple     £14.99

Brilliant new novel from the author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette.

Swing Time

Zadie Smith     £18.99

Expertly observed exploration of friendship from this exceptional writer.

The Girl from Venice

Martin Cruz Smith     £12.99

Thriller set in the last days of Mussolini’s Italy.

The Wind off the Small Isles

Mary Stewart     £12.99

Long-lost novella; romantic tale of love in the tiny island of Lanzarote.

The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead     £14.99

Thrilling and compelling tale of a young woman escaping the horrors of slavery.  

Desire:  100 of Literature's Sexiest Stories

Mariella Frostrup and The Erotic Review    £25

Beautifully packaged gift and bedside companion.

Round the Christmas Fire:  Festive Stories      £12.99

Collection of festive short stories from authors including: Truman Capote, Kenneth Graham, Nancy Mitford, Sue Townsend and Charles Dickens.


Did you Ever Have a Family

Bill Clegg     £8.99

Engrossing tale of family and loss - unputdownable!

About Grace

Anthony Doerr     £8.99

Earlier, and equally good, novel from the author of All the Light You Cannot See.


Julian Fellowes     £5.99

You know you want to read this!

The Cove

Cynan Jones     £9.99

Fable of a marooned sailor.  New novel from the excellent Welsh author of The Dig and The Long Dry.

Golden Hill

Francis Spufford     £8.99

Vivid re-creation of colonial New York:  joyous, rollocking page-turner.

Marling Hall

Angela Thirkell     £8.99

Perfect light entertainment.


Magpie Murders

Anthony Horowitz     £18.99


Robert Harris     £20

The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories

P.D. James     £10


Tony and Susan

Austin Wright     £8.99

Masterpiece of American fiction - now a film called Nocturnal Animals.

Murder Under the Christmas Tree: Ten Classic Crime Stories for the Festive Season     £7.99

Authors include:  Ian Rankin, Dorothy L. Sayers, Margery Allingham, Arthur Conan-Doyle andVal McDermuid.              

Crimson Snow:  Winter Mysteries

Edited by Martin Edwards     £8.99

British Library Crime Classic.


Keeping On Keeping On:  Diaries 2005 - 2015

Alan Bennett     £25

Citizen Clem:  A Biography of Attlee

John Bew     £30

The Pigeon Tunnel:  Stories from My Life

John le Carre    £20

Kind of Blue:  A Political Memoir

Ken Clarke     £25

Elizabeth Jane Howard:  A Dangerous Innocence

Artemis Cooper    £25

Queen Bees:  Six Brilliant and Extraordinary Society Hostesses Between the Wars -  A Spectacle of

Celebrity, Talent and Burning Ambition

Sian Evans     £25

This Long Pursuit:  Reflections of a Romantic Biographer

Richard Holmes     £25

Beryl Bainbridge:  Love by All Sorts of Means, a Biography

Brendan King     £25

The Optician of Lampedusa

Emma Jane Kirby     £9.99

Moving and poetic testimony of an ordinary man’s tragic encounter with the European migrant crisis.

The Return:  Fathers, Sons and the Land Inbetween

Hisham Matar     £14.99

A profound and powerful memoir of exile, loss and love.

The Descent of Man

Grayson Perry     £16.99

Thought-provoking , entertaining and highly-readable essay on gender and masculinity.

Inside Vogue:  A Diary of My 100th Year

Alexandra Shulman     £16.99

Memories:  From

Moscow to the Black Sea

Teffi     £16.99

A personal account of the disintegration of Tsarist Russia after the Revolution.

The Good Immigrant

Edited by Nikesh Shukla     £14.99

21 writers explore what it means to be Black, Asian and minority ethnic in Britain today.


The Map and the Clock:  A Laureate’s Choice of the Poetry of Britain and Ireland

Edited by Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke     £20

Falling Awake

Alice Oswald   £10

Stunning new collection from this much-loved poet.

100 Prized Poems:  25 Years of the Forward Books

William Seighart and Forward Arts Foundation   £9.99

Gold from the Stone

Lemn Sissay      £12.99

New and selected poems;  powerful and raw, beautiful and joyous.

The Prelude:  An Illustrated Edition

William Wordsworth     £30

Unusual combination of beauty and scholarship:  over 130 paintings, drawings and maps, marginal glosses and much more.


The Railways

Simon Bradley     £9.99

Social history of Britain's rail networks and its people.

The Making of the British Landscape:  From the Ice Age to the Present

Nicholas Crane     £20

Scandinavians:  In Search of the Soul of the North

Robert Ferguson     £25

Thoughts on a thousand years of culture from the biographer of Ibsen and Hamsun.  

Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts

Christopher de Hamel     £30

The Parker Librarian at Corpus Christi visits and investigates some of the world's greatest books. Wit, learning and humanity: one of our favourites.

The Riviera Set

Mary S. Lovell     £25

1920 - 1960, the golden years of glamour and excess.

SAS: Rogue Heroes.   The Authorized Wartime History

Ben Macintyre     £25

Much praised for its insight into the minds of David Stirling, Paddy Mayne and their illustrious comrades.

A History of Britain in 21 Women

Jenni Murray     £16.99

East West Street:  On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

Philippe Sands     £20

Winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize 2016.

A History of Britain in 100 Dogs

Emma White     £20


How Long is Now?

New Scientist     £7.99

Fascinating answers to 191 mind-boggling questions.

Reality is Not What It Seems:  The Journey to Quantum Gravity

Carlo Rovelli     £16.99

I Contain Multitudes:  The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

Ed Yong     £20

Storm in a Teacup:  The Physics of Everyday Life

Helen Czerski     £18.99


A Florence Diary

Diana Athill     £9.99

London Uncovered:  Sixty Unusual Places to Explore

Mark Daly and Peter Dazeley     £30

Estuary:  Out from London to the Sea

Rachel Lichtenstein     £18.99

London Perceived

V.S. Pritchett     £10.99

Epic Bike Rides of the World

Lonely Planet     £24.99


Plant Love:  Scandalous Truth About the Sex Life of Plants
Michael Allaby     £14.99


Caz Hildebrand     £16.95

One hundred herbs - grow, cook, heal - quality catalogue in a bright graphic style.

House of Plants:  Living with Succulents, Air Plants and Cacti

Caro Langton and Rose Ray      £20

Rhapsody in Green:  A Novelist, an Obsession, a Laughably Small Excuse for a Vegetable Garden

Charlotte Mendelson     £16.99

You Should Have Been Here Last Week:  Sharp Cuttings of a Garden Writer

Tim Richardson    £16.99

Monet’s Garden:  Through the Seasons at Giverny

Vivian Russell     £16.99


The Apple Orchard:  The Story of Our Most English Fruit

Pete Brown     £16.99

Being a Beast

Charles Foster     £8.99

Radically different nature book.


Helen MacDonald     £8.99

From the acclaimed author of H is for Hawk.

Cabaret of Plants:  Botany and the Imagination

Richard Mabey     £9.99

A Natural History of the Hedgerow:  and Ditches, Dykes and Dry Stone Walls

John Wright     £16.99


Persepolis:  Vegetarian Recipes from Peckham, Persia and Beyond

Sally Butcher     £25

A Visual Guide to Drink

Ben Gibson and Patrick Mulligan     £18.99

Richly detailed infographics.

Knife:  The Cult, Craft and Culture of the Cook’s Knife

Tim Hayward     £20

Simple:  Effortless Food, Big Flavours

Diana Henry     £25

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Taste of France: Recipes inspired by the Cafes and Bars of Fitzgerald’s Paris and the Riviera in the 1920s

Carol Hiker     £16.99

Hugh Johnson on Wine:  Good Bits from 55 Years of Scribbling

Hugh Johnson     £20

Made in the Office:  Tasty and Hasty Meals with just a Kettle, Toaster and Microwave

Rachel Maylor     £12.99

Rick Stein’s Long Weekends

Rick Stein      £25


Remarkable Cricket Grounds

Brian Levison     £25

Beautiful coffee table book.

A Beautiful Game:  My Love Affair with Cricket

Mark Nicholas     £20

Rich blend of memories and opinions.

Sports Geek:  A Visual Tour of Myths, Debates and Data

Rob Minto     £12.99

The Battle

Paul O’Connell     £20

Kicking Off:  How Women in Sport Are Changing the Game

Sarah Shephard     £12.99

Illustrated History of Football

David Squires     £12.99


Slim Aarons:  Women

Laura Hawk and Slim Aarons     £55

Beautiful collection of society photographs.

A History of Pictures:  From the Cave to the Computer Screen

David Hockney and Martin Gayford     £29.95

English Cathedrals

Simon Jenkins     £30

Hello, is This Planet Earth:  My View from the International Space Station

Tim Peake     £20

The Art of Rivalry:  Four Friendships, Betrayals and Breakthroughs in Modern Art

Sebastian Smee     £16.99

A Year in Art:  A Painting a Day   16.99

Masterpieces from the ancient world to the modern day.


The Urban Woodsman:  A Modern Guide to Carving Spoons, Bowls and Boards

Max Bainbridge     £16.99

Crafting with Feminism:  25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy

Bonnie Burton     £11.99


Women Who Read are Dangerous

Stefan Bollman and Karen Joy Fowler     £14.99

The Shipping Forecast:  A Miscellany

Nic Compton     £9.99

Treasure Palaces:  Great Writers Visit Great Museums

Maggie Fergusson     £12.99

A Christmas Cornucopia:  Hidden Stories Behind Our Yuletide Traditons

Mark Forsyth     £9.99

Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus

Dr. Hannah Fry and Dr Thomas Oleron Evans  £9.99

Mathematical solutions to your Christmas conundrums.

The Daily Stoic:  366 Meditations on Wisdom,

Perseverance, and the Art of Living

Ryan Holiday     £9.99

If I could Tell You Just One Thing: Encounters with Remarkable People and Their Most Valuable Advice

Richard Read     £15.99

Hygge, the Danish art of happiness and The Little Book of Hygge

£12.99 and £9.99

Go Figure:  Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know:   The Economist Explains

Tom Standage     £8.99

The GCHQ Puzzle Book     £12.99


Spoons Carpets: An Appreciation

Kit Caless     £8.99

There are carpets, and there are Wetherspoons Carpets

Hurrah for Gin:  A Book for Perfectly Imperfect Parents

Katie Kirby     £12.99

A Sackful of Limericks

Michael Palin, illustrated by Tony Ross     £7.99

70s Dinner Party:  The Good, the Bad, and the Downright Ugly of Retro Food

Anna Pallai     £.9.99

The Spectator Book of Wit, Humour and Mischief

Edited by Marcus Berkmann     £18.99

The Famous Five Go Gluten Free, Give Up On Booze, Go on a Strategy Away Day, Go Parenting and On Brexit Island.

All priced at £7.99

New Ladybird Books of The Dog, The Cat, Red Tape, The Meeting, The People Next Door, The

Sickie, The Zombie

Apocalypse and Boxing Day.

All priced at £6.99

Books for Christmas 2016

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