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From amazing recipe books, to memoirs, to some incredible novels, our current selection of marvelous signed editions.

From amazing recipe books, to memoirs, to some incredible novels, our current selection of marvelous signed editions.

The Doll Factory

The Doll Factory

Hardback £12.99

The greatest spectacle the city has ever seen is being built in Hyde Park, and among the crowd watching two people meet. For Iris, an aspiring artist, it is the encounter of a moment – forgotten seconds later, but for Silas, a collector entranced by the strange and beautiful, that meeting marks a new beginning. When Iris is asked to model for pre-Raphaelite artist Louis Frost, she agrees on the condition that he will also teach her to paint.

Suddenly her world begins to expand, to become a place of art and love. But Silas has only thought of one thing since their meeting, and his obsession is darkening . .

Hard Pushed; A Midwife's Story

Hard Pushed; A Midwife's Story

Hardback £16.99

No sleep for twenty hours. No food for ten. And a ward full of soon-to-be mothers…

Welcome to the life of a midwife. Life on the NHS front line, working within a system at breaking point, is more extreme than you could ever imagine. From the bloody to the beautiful, from moments of utter vulnerability to remarkable displays of strength, from camaraderie to raw desperation, from heart-wrenching grief to the pure, perfect joy of a new-born baby, midwife Leah Hazard has seen it all.

Farrow & Ball Recipes For Decorating

Farrow & Ball Recipes For Decorating

Hardback £30

Farrow & Ball Recipes for Decorating offers winning colour combinations created by the experts at Farrow & Ball for every room in your home.

At the heart of the book are 13 case studies of inspirational homes, from city apartments to country cottages, explored in turn to reveal how selecting the right range of colours can create a harmonious whole.

Underland

Underland

Hardback £20

From the ice-blue depths of Greenland’s glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea-caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet’s past and future. Global in its geography, gripping in its voice and haunting in its implications, Underland is a work of huge range and power, and a remarkable new chapter in Macfarlane’s long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart.

Signed Copies Available While Stocks Last

Bazaar; Vibrant Vegetarian Recipes

Bazaar; Vibrant Vegetarian Recipes

Hardback £26

The magic of this cookbook is that you won’t feel like anything is missing, with dishes full of easy-to-achieve flavours and depth that would win over even the most die-hard carnivore.

Bazaar is a colourful, flavourful and satisfying celebration of vegetable dishes, designed to suit every occasion and every palate.

Signed Copies, while stocks last

The Secret Starling

The Secret Starling

Paperback £6.99

Clara has lived a life of solitude, home schooled under her mean uncle’s strict regime . . .until now! The day that Uncle abandons Clara, leaving her with nothing but a wedge of ‘guilt money’ and a half empty, crumbling manor house, she is determined to do things her way for a change. And when streetwise Peter turns up, with his rescue cat and a surprising array of knowledge, she is sure that between them they have everything they need to survive. But the house is to be sold and Uncle has lied to Clara, nothing, NOTHING is as it seems.

Signed Copies Available While Stocks Last

Confessions of a Bad Mother

Confessions of a Bad Mother

Hardback £12.99

We imagine the teenage years as a sort of domestic meteor strike, when our dear, sweet child, hitherto so trusting and mild, is suddenly replaced by a sarcastic know-all who isn’t interested in the wisdom we have to pass on. But with great honesty and refreshingly bracing wit, Stephanie Calman shows that adolescence in fact begins much earlier, around the age of seven.

Women of Westminster

Women of Westminster

Hardback £18.99

In 1919 Nancy Astor was elected as the Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton, becoming the first woman MP to take her seat in the House of Commons. Her achievement was all the more remarkable given that women had only been entitled to vote for just over a year. In the past 100 years, a total of 491 women have been elected to Parliament.

In this book, local author Rachel Reeves brings forgotten MPs out of the shadows and looks at the many battles fought by the Women of Westminster, from 1919 to 2019.

Signed Copies Available While Stocks Last

War Doctor

War Doctor

Hardback £18.99

For more than twenty-five years, David Nott has taken unpaid leave from his job as a general and vascular surgeon with the NHS to volunteer in some of the world’s most dangerous war zones. From Sarajevo under siege in 1993, to clandestine hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, he has carried out life-saving operations and field surgery in the most challenging conditions.

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