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Naming Jack the Ripper

Naming Jack the Ripper

Discover the story behind the biggest forensic breakthrough since 1888.

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The Night the Rich Men Burned

The Night the Rich Men Burned

There's nothing so terrifying as money...

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Harbour Street

Harbour Street

In Newcastle, Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter Jessie travel home on the busy Metro. The train is stopped unexpectedly, and Jessie sees that one woman doesn't leave with the other passengers...

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The Edge of Normal

The Edge of Normal

Reeve St Claire was abducted and held in captivity for four years. Now, in her twenties, she has started to build a life of independence. But she will never shake off the terror and memory of the monster she believes is behind bars.

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The Skeleton Cupboard

The Skeleton Cupboard

'There's no clear line between sanity and insanity; there's a spectrum and we all go up and down.'

Tanya Byron takes us behind the doors of clinical psychology.

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The Target by David Baldacci

The Target by David Baldacci

Will Robie returns in his toughest mission to date.

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28.09.2014

Naomi Wood at Malborough Literature Festival

Naomi Wood will be talking about her new book Mrs. Hemingway and will be available for signings. 
Location:  Marlborough
Date: 28.09.2014
08.10.2014

Naomi Wood at Manchester Literature Festival

Naomi Wood will be talking about her new book Mrs. Hemingway and will be available for signings. 
Location:  Manchester Literature Festival, 5 Oak St, Manchester, M4 5JD
Date: 08.10.2014

What I Know For Sure

For the first time, the inspirational wisdom of Oprah Winfrey has been collected into a beautiful keepsake book. Candid, moving, exhilarating, uplifting, and frequently humorous, each essay offers a rare and intimate glimpse into the heart and mind of one of the world's most extraordinary women.

Jack the Ripper's identity hidden in a shawl...

The mystery of Jack the Ripper's identity has been solved, all thanks to a shawl belonging to one of the murderer's victims, Catherine Eddowes.

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The fourth spellbinding book in the epic Clifton Chronicles series. Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno?
A group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Unst, Shetland's most northerly island, to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends to a Shetlander. But late on the night of the wedding party, one of them, Eleanor, disappears - apparently into thin air.
An icy chill is descending on Manchester as a sinister masked attacker haunts the city. Newly-promoted Detective Inspector Jessica Daniel is facing new challenges, professional - and personal. Top of the list is to catch the person who is stirring up memories of the notorious Stretford Slasher.
When skeletal remains are found beneath the fortified walls of an ancient castle on Northumberland's rugged coastline, DCI Kate Daniels calls on a forensic anthropologist to help identify the corpse. As Daniels encounters dead end after dead end and the body count rises, it soon becomes apparent that someone is hiding more than one deadly secret...
Two seemingly unrelated deaths, one a murder, the other apparently of natural causes. But as Kinsey digs deeper into the mystery of the John Doe, some very strange links begin to emerge. And before long at least one aspect is solved as Kinsey finds the key to his identity . . .
Liddell Hart's History of the First World War first appeared in 1930 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest, most cogent accounts of the conflict ever published. A leading military strategist and historian who fought on the Western Front, Liddell Hart combines astute tactical analysis with compassion for those who lost their lives on the battlefield.
This book hurls you into a London torn apart by the First World War and the life of Hannah, a dutiful young wife faced with the most dangerous of temptations.
On the Indonesian island of Java, eight-year-old Lise enjoys a happy childhood, thousands of miles away from the war raging in Europe. Then, one day in 1942, her friends and neighbours start to disappear. For two years, Lise and her family were imprisoned in POW camps, surviving starvation, illness and brutal treatment at the hands of their Japanese captors - but they never gave up hope.
In the First World War, Ronald Skirth was an ordinary tommy. His experiences were like those of many others, save in one thing. When Skirth went out into No Man's Land after Passchendaele and saw the dead body of a teenaged German soldier, he resolved that he would never again help to take a human life.
A.A. Milne is one of the most successful English writers ever. His heart-warming creations—Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Tigger and Piglet—have become some of the best-loved children’s characters of all time. Yet the man himself has remained an enigma...
Freud worked sixteen hours a day, but Gertrude Stein could never write for more than thirty minutes, and F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in gin-fuelled bursts – he believed alcohol was essential to his creative process. Daily Rituals examines the working routines of more than a hundred and sixty of the greatest philosophers, writers, composers and artists ever to have lived.
The Future for Curious People follows the entwined lives of a group of new adults, set in motion by the premise of a look into the future. Meet Evelyn and Godfrey. Evelyn is breaking up with her boyfriend, Adrian, as she's seen their dismal future together at Dr Chin's office. Meanwhile, Godfrey is proposing to his girlfriend, Madge - who's not quite willing to take that leap. Then, one day, Evelyn and Godfrey meet...
The super-fresh new science of how the brain learns. Filled with powerful wisdom, stories and practical tips, it gets to the very heart of the learning process; and gives us the keys to reach our very fullest potential in every walk of life. 
A gorgeously escapist summer read from bestselling author Karen Swan.
M. E. Thomas is a high-functioning non-criminal sociopath. She is charismatic, ambitious and successful. You would be charmed by her if you met her. You would not realise that she is studying your flaws, that she is ruthlessly manipulative, has no empathy and does not feel guilt or remorse...
The Banished Lands are torn by war as the army of High King Nathair sweeps the realm challenging all who oppose his holy crusade. Allied with the manipulative Queen Rhin of Cambren, there are few who can stand against him. But Rhin is playing her own games and has her eyes on a far greater prize...
Fifteen thousand years after the War of the Gods and their corpses now lie scattered across the world, slowly dying as men and women awake with strange powers that are derived from their bodies. While some see these powers as a gift - most call them a curse.
Sun Chamber Officer Lucan Drakenfeld is recalled home to the ancient city of Tryum and rapidly embroiled in a mystifying case. The King's sister has been found brutally murdered - her beaten and bloody body discovered in a locked temple. 
The second novel from Jay Kristoff. The threat of civil war looms over the Shima Imperium. The Lotus Guild conspires to renew the nation's broken dynasty and crush the growing rebellion by endorsing a new Shogun who desires nothing more than to see Yukiko dead.
The Temple of the Last Days. The brutal cult with a history of murder, sex and occult dealings destroyed itself during one night of ritualistic violence decades ago. Or so they thought...

Last Days is perfect for fans of Stephen King.

Children's books

Picture books
Baby and toddler
7 - 9 year olds
Teenagers
Ellen gets a big shock when her double appears out of the bathroom mirror, but Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a mischievous one at that. She is sure that Ellen's chicken pox is actually dragon pox - and she is full of ideas about how to make the spots disappear.
Bellies come in all shapes and sizes: baby bellies, grown-up bellies, animal bellies. Some bellies are soft. Some bellies are firm. Round or flat, all bellies deserve a happy pat!
When everyone has left the house in the morning, the bath toys spring into action and head off on exciting adventures in their magical flying bath!
Wow! Pirates is the third book in the series, following on from Wow! Animals and Wow! Human Body. It is full of extraordinary facts. Find out about the biggest treasure hauls, the worst pirate punishments, the most powerful female pirate - Zheng Yi Sao, and much more! 
Bear and Hare are off on a fishing trip, with nets and rods at the ready. Bear loves fishing! Hare seems more interested in his picnic. But after a long wait, the two adventurers catch more than they expect.
The school bell's rung, let's start the day! With something to push, pull or slide on every spread, this is the perfect book for little children who are about to start school or nursery. 
Polly the parrot is fed up of her tree. It's a life on the ocean she needs! For this she'll need a pet pirate, but finding the perfect one isn't easy. This picky parrot might just end up with more than she expected...
It’s bath time for a naughty duck who loves to leave his friends soaking wet! His friends elephant, croc and frog have their own stories too.
Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer's fine prize cow. But the tiniest, quietest creature on the farm has a plan of her own - and now YOU can help her save the day! Play along as you read the story.
Go outside with the Gruffalo! Learn all about nature with this colourful spotter's guide, packed with fun outdoor activities and hundreds of stickers - a brilliant book for all the family.
Two sisters, Eliza and Lavender, battle dragons and fairy-tale villains in this very funny quest adventure in the spirit of How to Train Your Dragon and Mr Gum.
Dick and Dom have their very own made-up vocabulary, and now they're letting you in on the secret! Packed with made-up words and their own hilarious definitions, this book will appeal to everyone's mischievous side.
Frankie was a completely normal pet goldfish . . . until Tom's evil-scientist big brother, Mark, tried to murder him with toxic gunge! Luckily Tom and his best friend Pradeep shocked Frankie back to life with a battery, and he's been their zombified fishy friend ever since.
A fantastic collection of school poems from Brian Moses that will delight pupils, teachers and parents alike. Find out what goes on behind the staffroom door, join in at playtime, see what is in the mysterious lost-property box...
Packed with doodles and information about all sorts of incredible things, from scabs, cells and broken bones to brainpower, bacteria and deadly diseases.
Gorgeous, dangerous Rhode changed Lenah into a vampire. Five centuries later, Rhode made Lenah human - and happy - again. The price was high: eternal separation of the two soulmates, with only Lenah remembering the intensity of their shared love.

The heart-racing sequel to Infinite Days and Stolen Night.
Cath has always buried herself in the romantic fan fiction she writes, but at university she finds there's more to learn about love than in her books...

Special collector's edition with limited edition Emergency Dance Party print, coloured edges and ribbon marker.
Calum Challenger is desperate to find a creature not yet discovered by anyone else. He is sure that its DNA will unlock a cure to his paralysis. But a sinister corporation called Nemor is desperate for rare DNA too. They want to make millions from it...and will stop at nothing to get there first.
One minute sixteen-year-old Ruby Morris is having her first proper snog with Caspar McCloud, and the next she’s being bundled inside the house, dripping wet in her underwear.  That was two weeks ago, and now Ruby is totally alone. People weren’t prepared for the rain and didn’t realize that you couldn’t drink water from the taps either. Even a drop of rain would infect your blood, and eat you from the inside out. . .
Following his last thrilling adventure Sherlock Holmes has been sent to live in Oxford to focus on his education. But something strange is happening in the university pathology labs. Body parts are being stolen from corpses and are being posted one by one to an address in London. What can these sinister goings-on mean?...