We are often asked if we have read every book in the shop. Well, not quite, but between us we are read a good spread of fiction and non-fiction. Here is a small selection of books we have thoroughly enjoyed or can highly recommend. We hope to suggest new recommendations each month.
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States, now a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller’A genuine page-turner, full of intimacies and reflections’ Evening Standard’A polished pearl of a memoir’ New York Times ‘A rich, entertaining and candid memoir. And overall Obama’s a fun person to sit alongside as she tells you the story of her life . . . it is as beautifully written as any piece of fiction’ …. Read More
Selected and arranged by the author, and with a new introduction by novelist David Mitchell, How To Be Invisible presents the lyrics of Kate Bush for the first time in a beautiful cloth-bound Faber edition. ‘For millions around the world, Kate is way more than another singer-songwriter: she is a creator of musical companions that travel with you through life. One paradox about Kate is that while her lyrics are proudly idiosyncratic, those same lyrics …. Read More
WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018’Milkman is extraordinary. I’ve been reading passages aloud for the pleasure of hearing it. It’s frightening, hilarious, wily and joyous all at the same time.’ – Lisa McInerney, author of The Glorious Heresies In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman. …. Read More
Andrew Green presents his selection of the one hundred most significant objects in Welsh history. Wales in 100 Objects brings history to life, evoking key moments in Wales’ past through tangible, physical artefacts. Photographs by Rolant Dafis.
The new cookbook from Dirty Sanchez’s ultra marathon man Matt Pritchard. Watch along on the BBC Wales’ New TV Show.
In this touching and witty book, award-winning presenter and comic Robin Ince uses the life of the stand-up as a way of exploring some of the biggest questions we all face. Where does anxiety come from? How do we overcome imposter syndrome? What is the key to creativity? How can we deal with grief? Informed by personal insights from Robin as well as interviews with some of the world’s top comedians, neuroscientists and psychologists, this …. Read More