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How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems

Hardback, 03/09/2019, £16.99
The world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the million-selling What If? and Thing Explainer

View From Castle Rock

Paperback, 06/09/2007, £9.99
From her ancestors' view from Edinburgh's Castle Rock in the eighteenth century to her parents' thwarted ambitions in Ontario, and her own awakening in 1950s Canada, the author effortlessly weaves fact and myth to create an epic story of past and present, proving that fiction has much to tell us about life.

Death of Bunny Munro

Paperback, 21/08/2014, £9.99
A darkly funny and very moving father-son story from the world-famous musician

Lives of Girls and Women

Paperback, 05/03/2015, £9.99
Catching frogs, grazing knees, singing songs to save England from Hitler - that was childhood for Del Jordan, and now she's impatient for more. More than she can find in the encyclopedias sold by her mother, or in the half-understood innuendos dispensed by best friend Naomi, or in the whispers of boys during Friday night dances.

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Paperback, 24/09/2015, £9.99
Science's most intriguing questions answered by the web's favourite writer, the genius behind xkcd.com. Munroe's hilarious and compelling answers explain everything from the odds of meeting your one true soulmate to how many humans a rampaging T-Rex would need to eat a day.

Dear Life

Paperback, 03/10/2013, £9.99
A collection of stories, in which moments of change, chance encounters, the twist of fate leads a person to a new way of thinking or being. It presents a radiant, indelible portrait of just how dangerous and strange ordinary life can be.

Selected Stories

Paperback, 02/09/2010, £9.99
**Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature** This first-ever selection of Alice Munro's stories sums up her genius. Her territory is the secrets that cackle beneath the facade of everyday lives, the pain and promises, loves and fears of apparently ordinary men and women whom she renders extraordinary and unforgettable.

New Selected Stories

Paperback, 24/04/2014, £9.99
Spanning her last five collections and bringing together her finest work from the past fifteen years, this selection of Alice Munro's stories infuses everyday lives with a wealth of nuance and insight. It is written with emotion and empathy.

Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words

Hardback, 24/11/2015, £16.99
From the No. 1 bestselling author of What If? - the man who created xkcd and explained the laws of science with cartoons - comes a series of brilliantly simple diagrams ('blueprints' if you want to be complicated about it) that show how important things work: from the nuclear bomb to the biro.

Love of a good woman

7, 02/03/2000, £9.99
The author has a genius for entering the lives of ordinary people and capturing the passions and contradictions that lie just below the surface. This title takes mainly the lives of women - unruly, ungovernable, unpredictable, unexpected, funny, sexy and completely recognisable - and brings their hidden desires bubbling to the surface.

Moons of Jupiter

Paperback, 06/05/2004, £9.99
With passions hopelessly conceived, affections betrayed, marriages made and broken, this title includes stories in which the joys, fears, loves and awakenings of women echo throughout, laying bare the unexceptional and yet inescapable pain of human contact.