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Poldark

Poldark

Tired from a grim war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his land and his family. But the joyful homecoming he anticipated turns sour – his father is dead, his estate is derelict and the girl he loves is engaged to his cousin...

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Saving Grace

Saving Grace

From the number one bestselling author of Tempting Fate and The Accidental Husband comes Jane Green's stunning new novel about a shattered marriage and a devastating betrayal.

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Discover our new Picador Classic books

Discover our new Picador Classic books

The Picador Classic series gives you a chance to read (or reread) some of the best work in literature. 

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You Are Here

You Are Here

A visually stunning tour of Earth from Commander Chris Hadfield, taken from the International Space Station.

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Lamentation

Lamentation

Lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake is summoned to Whitehall Palace and asked for help by his old patron, the now beleaguered and desperate Queen...

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10.04.2015
One of the greatest boxers of all time
We are thrilled to announce the signing to our sports list of one of the greatest boxers who ever fought: Roberto Duran.
25.04.2015
Carole Blake will critique five sumbission winners' novels in front of a live audience, followed by a Q and A session at Chipping Norton Literary Festival.
Location:  Chipping Norton Literary Festival
Date: 25.04.2015
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25.04.2015
With her unique brand of wit and observational humour, Helen will be in speaking about her debut novel, Losing It, at the ChipLitFest this year. Come and hear one of Britan's best loved comediennes talk about comedy, writing and everything in between.
Location:  The Theatre, Chipping Norton
Date: 25.04.2015
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On The Trail of History for Edge of Eternity

The first of a series of videos following bestselling author Ken Follett as he travels to the States to research his epic novel, Edge of Eternity. From the cold war and the fight for civil rights to teenage rebellion on the streets of swinging Sixties London the book is a tale of the fight for individual freedom in a world gripped by the mightiest clash of superpowers it has ever seen.

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Crime and thriller
Historical
Lifestyle
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia: when a French man is found brutally murdered, Commandant Serge Morel finds his holiday drawn to an abrupt halt. Opening his investigation, the Parisian detective soon finds himself buried in one of his most challenging cases yet. Commandant Morel will soon discover that in this lush land of great beauty and immense darkness, nothing is quite as it seems...
When Amos Decker returned home eighteen months ago to find the bodies of his wife and only daughter, he didn't think he could carry on living. Overwhelmed with grief, his life spiralled out of control - losing his job, his house and his self-respect. But when his former partner in the police, Mary Lancaster, visits to tell him that someone has confessed to the murder of his family, he knows he owes it to his wife and child to seek justice for them...
New Orleans, 1919. As a dark serial killer - The Axeman - stalks the city, three individuals set out to unmask him.
Though every citizen of the 'Big Easy' thinks they know who could be behind the terrifying murders, Detective Lieutenant Michael Talbot, heading up the official investigation, is struggling to find leads. But Michael has a grave secret, and if he doesn't get himself on the right track fast, it could be exposed...
Amsterdam is bursting at the seams with children trying to get a glimpse of their hero and families enjoying the occasion. The police are out in force, struggling to manage the crowds on one of the busiest days of the year. Brigadier Pieter Vos is on duty with his young assistant, Laura Bakker, when the first grenade hits. As Sinterklaas prepares to address the crowds, a terrorist incident grips the heart of the city. In the chaos a young girl wearing a pink jacket is kidnapped...
Mightier than the Sword opens with an IRA bomb exploding during the MV Buckingham's maiden voyage across the Atlantic - but how many passengers lose their lives?

Jeffrey Archer's compelling Clifton Chronicles continue in this spellbinding story with all the trademark twists and turns that have made him one of the world's most popular authors.
'Greetings from the dead,' declares Maxwell Broadbent in the videotape he left behind after his mysterious disappearance. A notorious treasure hunter and tomb robber, Broadbent accumulated over half a billion dollars' worth of priceless art, gems and artefacts before vanishing - along with his entire collection. If the sons wish to claim their fabulous inheritance, they must find their father's carefully concealed tomb. 
When a wealthy man collapses and dies during a dinner party, Norwegian Police Inspector Kolbjørn Kristiansen, known as K2, is left shaken. For the victim, Magdalon Schelderup, a multimillionaire businessman and former resistance fighter, had contacted him only the day before, fearing for his life. It soon becomes clear that every one of Schelderup's ten dinner guests is a suspect in the case...
One of the greatest military feats during the Second World War was the transformation of the German force's activities in the weeks following the battles in Holland and the German border, where the Allies had finally inflicted the greatest catastrophes of modern war on them.Somehow the Germans found the strength to halt the Allied advance in its tracks and to prolong the war to 1945. This book is the epic story of those last eight months of the war in northern Europe.
In The Birth of the Pill, Jonathan Eig tells the extraordinary story of how, prompted by women's rights campaigner Margaret Sanger, and then funded by the wealthy widow and philanthropist Katharine McCormick; Gregory Pincus invented a drug that would stop women ovulating. With the support of John Rock, a Catholic doctor from Boston, he succeeded. Together, these four determined men and women changed the world.
No English king has suffered a worse press than King John: but how to disentangle legend and reality? The youngest of the five sons of Henry II, John had small hope of securing any significant inheritance. Then, in 1199, on the death of his older brother Richard, John took possession of the vast Angevin lands in England and on the continent. But by his death in 1216, he had lost almost all that he inherited, and had come perilously close to losing his English kingdom, too.
Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer and nation builder, Gertrude Bell was born in 1868 into a world of privilege and plenty, but she turned her back on all that for her passion for the Arab peoples, becoming the architect of the independent kingdom of Iraq and seeing its first king Faisal safely onto the throne in 1921. Queen of the Desert is her story.
The heartbreaking diary of a sixteen-year-old Russian high school student who was living in Leningrad during the Nazi siege that began in 1941. Lena was worrying about her homework and whether Vova, the boy she liked, liked her. Like a good Soviet schoolgirl, she was diligently learning German, the language of Russia's Nazi ally. Then Hitler broke his pact with Stalin and declared war on the Soviet Union.
Naomi Jacobs went to sleep one night in 2008 as a 32-year-old mother, and woke up the next morning believing she was a fifteen-year-old school girl. She did not recognise the house she woke up in, though it was hers, nor her ten-year-old son, Leo. As far as she was concerned, she was in 1992 when John Major was Prime Minister. She didn't know it, but she had dissociative amnesia.
Maia D'Aplièse and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, having been told that their beloved father has died. Maia and her sisters were all adopted by him as babies and, discovering he has already been buried at sea, each of them is handed a tantalising clue to their true heritage - a clue which takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of where her story began...
My New Roots cookbook is packed with over 100 simple and mouth-watering vegetarian recipes, with options that are free from dairy, sugar and gluten, low carb and alkaline rich. My New Roots puts delicious, irresistible, whole foods at the centre of your plate to help boost your energy levels, and make your body and mind healthy and happy, one meal at a time.
The Skeleton Cupboard is Professor Tanya Byron's account of her years of training as a clinical psychologist, when trainees find themselves in the toughest placements of their careers. Through the eyes of her naive and inexperienced younger self, Tanya shares remarkable stories inspired by the people she had the privilege to treat.
Anna Benz lives in comfort and affluence with her husband and three young children in Dietlikon, a picture-perfect suburb of Zurich, but inside she is falling apart. Feeling adrift and unable to connect with her husband, Anna attempts to assert her agency in the only way that makes sense to her: by engaging in short-lived, intense sexual affairs. But adultery, too, has its own morality, and when Anna finds herself crossing a line, she will set off a terrible chain of events that ends in unspeakable tragedy...
Jessica Beam is a girl who knows how to party. Only lately she's been forgetting to turn up for work on time...or in clean clothes. Out of a job and homeless, Jess seeks the help of her grandmother. Matilda Beam, isn't having much luck either. Her 1950s Good Woman guide are out of print and her debts are building up. Then a London publisher throws them a lifeline and the pair invigorate the Good Woman guides and transform modern, rebellious Jess into a demure vintage lady.
In today's busy world, finding physical and mental space for peace and calm amidst the competing demands of work, family and friends can be a challenge. Mindfulness is a simple and powerful practice that can help you cut through the noise and reclaim tranquillity, wherever you are.
On the day Kyndra comes of age, she accidentally disrupts an ancient ceremony, ending centuries of tradition. So when an unnatural storm targets her superstitious community, Kyndra is blamed. Together, they flee to the hidden citadel of Naris. And here, Kyndra experiences disturbing visions of the past, showing war and one man's terrifying response... but first Kyndra will be brutally tested in a bid to unlock her own magic.
As the empire of Mann threatens the world with enslavement, only a single island nation continues to stand in its way - the Free Ports of the democras. For ten years they have held their own, but now the empire draws its noose even tighter over them. Rallying to its defence is the cripple and troubleshooter Coya Zeziké. With him is Shard, the only Dreamer of the Free Ports, a woman capable of manipulating waking reality or the strange dimensions of the Black Dream.
Caeli-Amur: an ancient city harbouring hidden mysteries, ruled by three warring Houses. But things are changing in Caeli-Amur. Ancient minotaurs arrive for the traditional Festival of the Sun and New-Men bring wondrous technology from their homeland. Hideously disfigured Wastelanders stream into the city and strikes break out in the factory district. Three very different people may hold the key to the city's survival but only if they can put aside their own personal vendettas.
Thorvald Spear wakes in hospital, where he finds he's been brought back from the dead. What's more, he died in a human vs. alien war which ended a whole century ago. But when he relives his traumatic final moments, he finds the spark to keep on living. That spark is vengeance.
Denland and Lascanne have been allies for generations, but now the Denlanders have assassinated their king, overthrown the monarchy and marched on their northern neighbour.  In a land already drained of husbands, fathers and sons, every household must give up one woman to the army and Emily Marshwic has no choice but to join the ranks of young women marching to the front.
Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she's posted to an alternative London. Their mission - to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it's already been stolen. London's underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book. 
Joel is fascinated by the magic of Rithmatics, but few have the gift and he is not one of them. Undaunted, he persuades Professor Fitch to teach him magical theory. Joel can't infuse his protective lines and circles with power, but he's quick to master the underlying geometric principles. His unique skills will soon face an extraordinary test when top Rithmatist students are kidnapped from his Academy.

Children's books

Picture books
Baby and toddler
7 - 9 year olds
Teenagers
First published by Macmillan in 1907, this charming miniature edition of Carroll's classic tale is specially abridged for younger readers, a sixth of the length of the original 1865 edition. It features 32 brightly coloured illustrations by Sir John Tenniel, uniquely featuring Alice in a red dress. Faithfully reproduced from a rare archive copy, this unique little book retains all the charm of the historic original.
There's a hullabaloo at the seaside when a toddler takes his friends on a stroll to the end of the pier. There are buzzing bees, bicycle bells and a whole beachful of noisy fun. Even the smallest toddler will enjoy the wonderfully silly sounds in this book, so join in and waddle along -- you've never been on a walk like it!
Meet a cat who is the king of his house, until something terrible happens! Someone else arrives and they are dribbly and disgusting. Will King Cat ever get used to having a dog around?
Rabbits don't belong in the farmyard. So it creates quite a stir when Rupert pops up. He tries to make himself useful, but he can't cock-a-doodle-do like Cockerel, and when he tries to lay an egg like Dora the duck, it's a disaster! Luckily Rupert is good at digging, which soon leads to the most unexpected farm job of all...
Poor Mouse! He's just about to tuck into a sandwich, when who should swoop in but Seagull - and gobbles it up. Mouse's crisps aren't safe either ... what a greedy and ill-mannered bird he is! But Mouse has a fiendish trick up his sleeve, which just might cure Seagull of his thieving ways...
When a little boy's ball disappears down a mysterious hole in the garden, he can't stop thinking about what could be down there – a little mouse's house? The lair of a hungry troll? Or maybe even a dragon's den. Whatever it may be, he's determined to find out!
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.
Have a fun day out at the water park. Help the children get changed into their swimming costumes, whizz down the water slide and race across the indoor pool. Children will love playing with the easy-to-handle mechanisms in this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text and wonderful illustrations by Rebecca Finn.
Best Friends is a first look at the familiar expressions that an older baby hears over and over again, such as Bang-bang! Be quiet! Look at me! Well done! Sleep tight, I love you. The phrases are matched with bright, cheerful and endearing animal characters that babies (and their parents) will identify with. Sturdy little tabs along the top and down the side of the page help baby find their favourite page, and encourage interactivity. 
When Ted falls out of bed, three tearaway mice whisk him off on amazing night-time adventure. They zoom around in fast cars, go on a balloon ride and climb a building-block mountain. It's all very exciting, but will Ted ever get back to his bed?
Perfect for little hands, this chunky board book encourages readers to join in with the farm animal sounds, while they piece together five simple puzzles to make their favourite animal characters from the original hugely successful picture book.
Lewis Carroll's Wonderland characters are as fresh and engaging as the day he dreamt them up. Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole book and CD pack, for young readers, is a glorious introduction to Alice's magical universe from bestselling illustrator Eric Puybaret. 
A pop-up jungle book from the creator of Dear Zoo. Turn the pages to find out who else is hiding in the jungle, and see if you can spot all the animals. But watch out -- there's a really big surprise at the end!
Jelly, Myf and Roobs have an exciting summer ahead. Not only are they going to be bridesmaids, but they're going to see OMG live in concert! They just need to find a not-stupid way to get enough money for the concert tickets first. Then they have to become totally pro street dancers so they can fulfil Jelly's mum's wedding dream. And then there's the small issue of Jelly not embarrassing herself in front of Roger Lovely, which is quite hard with a name like Jelly...
Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for all eventualities. His favourite book is Don't Be Scared, Be Prepared, and he could even survive a hippo attack. But Rory isn't prepared when he suddenly and inexplicably turns green! Stuck in an isolation ward in a hospital far from home, Rory's as confused by his new condition as the medics seem to be. But what if it's not in his genes, or a virus, or something he ate? What if turning green actually means you've turned into a superhero?
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, and what message is someone trying to send?
When Ada travels to the seaside resort of Brighton on holiday, she is very excited to meet leading followers of fashion Lady Vivienne Dashwood and her rival, the fashionable shepherd, Beau Peeps. They are there preparing for World Frock Night - a lavish ball where everyone dresses up in their finest costumes to compete for the grand prize. But, as usual, nothing goes to plan, and becoming the belle of the ball will prove to be Ada's biggest challenge yet . . .
Follow Andy and Terry's crazy adventures in the WORLD'S BEST treehouse! It's got a giant catapult, a secret underground laboratory, a tank of man-eating sharks and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you're hungry! 
Who needs friends when you've got MONSTERS? Nelson stumbles across a machine designed to extract the 7 deadly sins, the machine had a fault - once extracted, the sins became living, breathing monsters who would then follow the sinner around for eternity.
First published by Macmillan in 1907, this charming miniature edition of Carroll's classic tale is specially abridged for younger readers, a sixth of the length of the original 1865 edition. It features 32 brightly coloured illustrations by Sir John Tenniel, uniquely featuring Alice in a red dress.
The fifth book in the outstanding My Big Fat Zombie Goldfishseries - containing two funny (fishy) tales with laugh-out-loud cartoon illustrations! 
Weekly ballet classes are Harriet Morton's only escape from her intolerably dull life. So when she is chosen to join a corps de ballet which is setting off on a tour of the Amazon, she leaps at the chance to run away for good. Performing in the grand opera houses is everything Harriet dreamed of, and falling in love with an aristocratic exile makes her new life complete. Swept away by it all, she is unaware that her father and intended fiancé have begun to track her down . . .
Still the bravest, freshest, fruitiest and most honest account of first love, first sex and first heartbreak ever written for teens. It was a book ahead of its time - and remains, after forty years in print, a teenage bestseller. Now with a brand-new cover look.
Three months after the killer rain first fell, Ruby is beginning to realize her father might be dead, and that she cannot survive alone. When a chance encounter lands her back in the army camp, Ruby thinks she is safe. When she realizes what is going on – the army is trying to find a cure by experimenting on human subjects – Ruby flips out . . . and makes an even more shocking discovery: she's not useless at all.
Following the events of the last book Seraphina and Zen have been separated once again. After undergoing a new memory alteration procedure, Sera is now is living with the enemy in the Diotech compound. But Sera's mind starts to rebel and despite all her best efforts she can't stop the memories of Zen from creeping back in. 
Ada is back in the sequel to the award-winning Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse Preparations for the Ghastly-Gorm Garden Party and bake-off are under way. Celebrity cooks are arriving at the hall for the big event and, true to form, Maltravers, the indoor gamekeeper, is acting suspiciously. ..
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.