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  • The Universe Speaks in Numbers

    The Universe Speaks in Numbers

    Graham Farmelo
    9780571321827
    Paperback
    336
    ‘A superbly written, riveting book.’ Martin ReesSearching for the fundamental laws of the universe, physicists have found themselves developing ambitious mathematical ideas. But without observation and experiment as their guide, are they now doing ‘fairy-tale physics’ as their detractors claim? In The Universe Speaks in Numbers, Graham Farmelo argues that today’s greatest scientific minds are working in a tradition that dates back to Newton. He takes us on an adventure, from the Enlightenment to the breakthroughs of Einstein and Dirac, to the work of modern physicists and mathematicians shedding light on each other’s disciplines, to their mutual surprise and excitement. This blossoming relationship is responsible for huge advances in our understanding of space and time – and as Farmelo explains, could redefine reality as we know it. LISTEN TO THE ACCOMPANYING PODCAST featuring interviews with leading scientists at www.grahamfarmelo.com
  • Follow Her Home

    Follow Her Home

    Steph Cha
    9780571360444
    Paperback
    288
    ‘Compelling from first to last page.’ DENISE MINAMeet Juniper Song, an under employed, twenty-something, Raymond-Chandler-loving, Korean American woman from downtown LA.When a friend asks Song to carry out surveillance on his father, she figures she doesn’t have anything better to do – plus she gets to indulge her Philip Marlowe fantasies. But barely half a day into playing private eye someone has knocked her unconscious and left a dead body in the trunk of her car…
  • Square Haunting

    Square Haunting

    Francesca Wade
    9780571330669
    Paperback
    432
    A SUNDAY TIMES LITERARY NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEARA GUARDIAN BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR (AS CHOSEN BY AUTHORS)**LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLE GIFFORD PRIZE**'Outstanding. I'll be recommending this all year.' Sarah Bakewell 'A beautiful and deeply moving book.' Sally Rooney‘I like this London life . . . the street-sauntering and square-haunting.’ Virginia Woolf, diary, 1925Mecklenburgh Square, on the radical fringes of interwar Bloomsbury, was home to activists, experimenters and revolutionaries; among them were the modernist poet H. D., detective novelist Dorothy L. Sayers, classicist Jane Harrison, economic historian Eileen Power, and writer and publisher Virginia Woolf. They each alighted there seeking a space where they could live, love and, above all, work independently.Francesca Wade’s spellbinding group biography explores how these trailblazing women pushed the boundaries of literature, scholarship, and social norms, forging careers that would have been impossible without these rooms of their own.'Elegant, erudite and absorbing, Square Haunting is a startlingly original debut, and Francesca Wade is a writer to watch.' Frances Wilson'A fascinating voyage through the lives of five remarkable women - moving and immersive.' Edmund Gordon
  • Low

    Low

    Jeet Thayil
    9780571356423
    Paperback
    240
    Ullis went to the bathroom and carefully unfolded the business card and placed it on the sink. Then he rolled up a note and snorted the last of his wife’s ashes.Following the death of his wife, Dominic Ullis escapes to Bombay in search of oblivion and a dangerous new drug, Meow Meow. So begins a glorious weekend of misadventure as he tours the teeming, kaleidoscopic city from its sleek eyries of high-capital to the piss-stained streets, encountering a cast with their own stories to tell, but none of whom Ullis – his faculties ever distorted – is quite sure he can trust.Heady, heartbroken and heartfelt, Low is a blazing joyride through the darklands of grief towards obliteration – and, perhaps, epiphany.‘Jeet Thayil delights not just in pushing the bounds of possibility, but in smashing them to smithereens.’ John Burnside

Award-winning books

  • Girl

    Girl

    Edna O'Brien
    9780571341184
    Paperback
    240
    ** Winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2020 **Longlisted for the 2020 Women's Prize for FictionShortlisted for the 2020 Orwell Prize for Political FictionShortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize 2020A Times, Evening Standard and Financial Times Book of the YearI was a girl once, but not any more . . .A young woman, barely more than a girl herself, must learn to survive with a child of her own, in a world which seems entirely consumed by madness. As she navigates a landscape of terrors and trials, can she find a place of safety within a society blinkered by mistrust and denial? ‘Astonishing.’ New Statesman ‘Raw and transfixing.’ Observer ‘Miraculous . . . Extraordinary.’ Mail on Sunday ‘A masterpiece.’ Irish Independent ‘Mesmerising.’ Sunday Times ‘Devastating and moving.’ Daily Telegraph
  • Voyage of the Sparrowhawk

    Voyage of the Sparrowhawk

    Natasha Farrant
    9780571348763
    Paperback
    368
    WINNER – COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARDTHE TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEARThe second sensational middle-grade standalone that follows an epic voyage from England to France in the aftermath of WW1, from the bestselling author of The Children of Castle Rock.In the aftermath of World War One, everyone is trying to rebuild their lives. If Ben is to avoid being sent back to the orphanage, he needs to find his brother Sam, wounded in action and is now missing. Lotti’s horrible aunt and uncle want to send her away to boarding-school (when she has just so successfully managed to get expelled from her last one!). And Clara, their young teacher, is waiting for news of her missing fiancé . . .Just as they think they’ve found their feet in the new order, disaster strikes, and Lotti and Ben must get away. And so they hatch a plan – to cross the Channel on Ben’s narrowboat and find Sam. And there's something in France that Lotti is looking for, too . . . Buffeted by storms, chased by the police, Lotti, Ben, Clara and a growing number of dogs set out on an epic journey, on the search for lost loved ones and a place to call home.'One of the most compelling, joyous, tearjerking and delightful reads of the year.' The Sunday Times, Children's Book of the Week'Empowering, rollicking, wistful and joyful.' Hilary McKay, author of The Skylarks' War'Magnificent odyssey . . . a rich and rewarding read . . . it deserves prizes.' New Statesman'A wonderful adventure.' Piers Torday, author of The Frozen Sea'Fast-paced and fascinating.' BookTrust‘Compelling.’ The Scotsman‘Wonderful.’ The Week Junior‘Impossible to put down.’ LoveReading4Kids‘Exciting adventure.’ Just Imagine‘Highly recommended.’ Books for Keeps
  • The Discomfort of Evening

    The Discomfort of Evening

    Marieke Lucas Rijneveld
    9780571349371
    Paperback
    288
    *WINNER OF THE BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2020*'One of the best debut novels I have ever read. Shockingly good ... A classic.' Max PorterThe sensational Dutch bestseller:'Exceptional' (Financial Times)'Exhilarating' (Independent)'Luminous' (Observer)'Beautifully wild' (Guardian)'An earthy and irreverent new voice, thrillingly uninhibited' (New York Times)I asked God if he please couldn’t take my brother Matthies instead of my rabbit. ‘Amen.’ Ten-year-old Jas has a unique way of experiencing her universe: the feeling of udder ointment on her skin as protection against harsh winters; the texture of green warts, like capers, on migrating toads; the sound of 'blush words' that aren't in the Bible. But when a tragic accident ruptures the family, her curiosity warps into a vortex of increasingly disturbing fantasies – unlocking a darkness that threatens to derail them all.A bestselling sensation in the Netherlands, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld's radical debut novel is studded with images of wild, violent beauty: a world of language unlike any other, exquisitely captured in Michele Hutchison's translation.'THE MOST TALKED ABOUT DEBUT NOVEL OF 2020 ALREADY' [Dazed & Confused]ONE OF VOGUE'S TOP FIVE DEBUTS OF 2020ONE OF THE OBSERVER'S HIGHLIGHTS OF 2020ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S TOP TEN BEST NEW BOOKS IN TRANSLATION
  • Love After Love

    Love After Love

    Ingrid Persaud
    9780571356225
    Paperback
    416
    *WINNER OF THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2020*AS SEEN ON BBC'S BETWEEN THE COVERSONE OF STYLIST'S BEST NEW BOOKS FOR 2020'A beautiful book. I adored it.' RICHARD OSMAN'Full of wit and soul.' TRACY CHEVALIER'Unforgettable' MARLON JAMES'It made me ugly cry' JESSIE BURTON'Glorious' RACHEL JOYCE'Spellbinding' ANDRÉ ACIMANMeet the Ramdin-Chetan family: forged through loneliness, broken by secrets, saved by love.Irrepressible Betty Ramdin, her shy son Solo and their marvellous lodger, Mr Chetan, form an unconventional household. Happy in their differences, they build a home together. Home: the place keeping these three safe from an increasingly dangerous world – until the night when a glass of rum, a heart to heart and a terrible truth explodes the family unit, driving them apart. Brave and brilliant, steeped in affection, Love After Love offers hope to anyone who has loved and lost and has yet to find their way back.