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NEW TITLES TO RECOMMEND

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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

£25.00

As it explores this new capitalism’s impact on society, politics, business, and technology, it exposes the struggles that will decide both the next chapter of capitalism and the meaning of information civilization. Most critically, it shows how we can protect ourselves and our communities and ensure we are the masters of the digital rather than its slaves.

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The Salt Path

£9.99

Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, their home is taken away and they lose their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall.

‘The landscape is magical: shape-shifting seas and smugglers’ coves; myriads of sea birds and mauve skies. Raynor writes exquisitely . . . It’s a tale of triumph: of hope over despair; of love over everything’ The Sunday Times

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The Western Wind

£8.99

15th century Oakham, in Somerset; a tiny village cut off by a big river with no bridge. When a man is swept away by the river in the early hours of Shrove Saturday, an explanation has to be found: accident, suicide or murder? The village priest, John Reve, is privy to many secrets in his role as confessor. But will he be able to unravel what happened to the victim, Thomas Newman, the wealthiest, most capable and industrious man in the village?

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The Uninhabitable Earth

£20.00

‘If you read just one work of non-fiction this year, it should probably be this … what this book forces you to face is more important than any other subject’ David Sexton

It is worse, much worse, than you think. The slowness of climate change is a fairy tale, perhaps as pernicious as the one that says it isn’t happening at all, and if your anxiety about it is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today.

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Invisible Women

£16.99

‘A powerful, important and eye-opening analysis of the gender politics of knowledge and ignorance’ Cordelia Fine

‘Press this into the hands of everyone you know. It is utterly brilliant!’ Helena Kennedy

Local Author

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THE ONE WHO WROTE DESTINY

£8.99

‘Shukla’s exploration of trauma and intergenerational relationships is nuanced and fascinating. Characters who at first appear to be pigeonholed quickly transcend reductive cultural assumptions. In this new novel, he shines a light on a wider Gujarati family settled in Bradford with roots in Kenya. This family is inter-generationally doomed, it appears, by fate. To what extent, it asks, are our lives predestined? And what are the consequences on those left behind when young lives are tragically cut short?’ Bernardine Everisto

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Late in the Day

£16.99

Late in the Day explores the tangled webs at the centre of our most intimate relationships, to expose how beneath the seemingly dependable arrangements we make for our lives lie infinite alternate configurations. Ingeniously moving between past and present and through the intricacies of her characters’ thoughts and interactions, Tessa Hadley once again shows that she has `become one of this country’s great contemporary novelists. She is equipped with an armoury of techniques and skills that may yet secure her a position as the greatest of them.’ (Anthony Quinn Guardian)

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All Among the Barley

£8.99

“A powerful and lyrical coming-of-age story from a writer who is fast establishing herself as one of the best contemporary exponents of the pastoral novel” – Observer

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The Only Story

£8.99

Tender and wise, The Only Story is a deeply moving novel by one of Britain’s greatest mappers of the human heart.

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The Adulterants

£8.99

From the wickedly funny author of Submarine comes a hilarious new tragicomedy — a screwball tale of millennial angst, pre-midlife crises and one man’s valiant quest to come of age in his thirties.