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Choose your own ending

Choose your own ending

When Red meets the handsome and charming Bryce, there is an instant attraction. But soon romance turns into terrifying obsession.

Do you have what it takes to be a hero?


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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You Are Here

You Are Here

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

View incredible photographs of our planet
The Abyss Beyond Dreams

The Abyss Beyond Dreams

Bestselling science fiction master Peter F. Hamilton is back with the first of a new two-book saga set in his popular Commonwealth universe. 

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Edge of Eternity

Edge of Eternity

Do you remember where you were when the Berlin Wall fell or when President Obama was elected? Share your memory of where you were when some of the events featured in Edge of Eternity took place, and you could see them published in the paperback edition of the book.

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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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News and events

C. J. Sansom's entire series is now available in audio
Join Steven Crossley, who reads the books, on Shardlake's adventures.
Peter F. Hamilton will be in Edinburgh to discuss The Abyss Beyond Dreams, Volume One in The Chronicle of the Fallers.
Location:  Waterstones Edinburgh West End, 128 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AD
Date: 06.11.2014
Time:  06:00 pm
Price:  £3.00/£2.00 with Waterstones Loyalty Card
Linguist David Crystal will be discussingYou Say Potato, the authoritative, entertaining book about our accents, and what they say about us.
Location:  Waterstones, Unit 30-31, Selbourne Walk Shopping Centre, Walthamstow, E17 7JR
Date: 06.11.2014
Time:  07:15 pm
Price:  Free

Moone Boy

The first book in a very funny new illustrated-fiction series from Chris O'Dowd and his Moone Boy TV-scriptwriting collaborator Nick Vincent Murphy.

Martin Moone is eleven and completely fed up with being the only boy in a family of girls. He's desperate for a decent wingman to help him navigate his idiotic life. So when best mate Padraic suggests Martin get an imaginary friend - or 'IF' for short - he decides to give it a go.

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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Adults' books

Crime and thriller
Science fiction and fantasy
When a stranger arrives in Vigàta, the town's inhabitants immediately become unsettled. It seems the young man, Fofo, is the son of a local peasant; a man who was murdered many years before. Fofo opens his own pharmacy in Vigàta and his remedies are sought by many. But it won't be long before death visits Vigàta and the town and its most noble family will never be the same again...
Military CID investigator John Puller has returned from his latest case to learn that his brother, Robert, once a major in the United States Air Force and an expert in nuclear weaponry and cyber-security, has escaped from the Army's most secure prison. John does not know for sure the true nature of Robert's crimes, nor if he's even guilty. Which comes first: loyalty to his country, or to his brother?
This edition brings together three of Jeffrey Archer's classic collections of short stories: To Cut a Long Story ShortCat O' Nine Tales and And Thereby Hangs a Tale, showcasing the master storyteller's skill like never before. The stories held in these pages are irresistible: ingeniously plotted, with richly drawn characters and deliciously unexpected conclusions.
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...
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.
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 vivid, authoritative account of the investigation and trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius. Written by Mandy Weiner and Barry Batemen, the go-to journalists on the case for the world's media, Behind the Door is a compelling narrative that meticulously unpacks the evidence that has been so heavily scrutinised on all sides.
The third volume of Peter Ackroyd's magisterial six-part History of England, taking readers from the accession of the first Stuart king, James I, to the overthrow of his grandson, James II.
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.
General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident-and may very well have been an act of assassination.
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.
Cook Like A Man is the official Movember cookbook, offering delicious, hearty, man-friendly recipes and advice on how to conduct yourself like a modern gentleman, both in and out of the kitchen.
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.
Three women's struggle against hardship and heartache during the Second World War. Soon, the war irrevocably changes each of these women and they are thrust into a world of heartache and strife beyond anything they have had to endure before.
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. 
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.
Nadia's cooking has made her a firm favourite with women everywhere. She knows how challenging it can be to get good food on the table in the midst of school runs, husband-wrangling, dog walking and a busy day job. She shares over 100 of her favourite recipes, all tested on her own family and guaranteed to be stress-free to cook and delicious to eat.
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...
Cash-strapped, working for agencies and living in shared accommodation, Stephanie Booth feels she can fall no further. So when she takes a new room at the right price, she believes her luck has finally turned. But 82 Edgware Road is not what it appears to be...
The classic, bestselling novel that launched James Herbert's career with a glow-in-the-dark cover.

For millions of years man and rats have been natutal enemies. But now for the first time, the balance of power has shifted...
The Emperor has been murdered, leaving the Annurian Empire in turmoil. Now his progeny must prepare to unmask a conspiracy. His son Valyn, training for the empire's deadliest fighting force, hears the news an ocean away. And after several 'accidents' and a dying soldier's warning, he realises his life is also in danger...
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. 

Children's books

Picture books
Baby and toddler
7 - 9 year olds
Lifesize Rainforest offers a unique opportunity to see a variety of amazing creatures at their actual size. Unbelievable, eye-catching illustrations show beautiful scenes and perspectives; the artwork is as vibrant and real as a photograph, but better!
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.
This specially designed slipcase is covered in shiny foil and features stunning new silhouette artwork from Axel Scheffler. Inside are two high quality hardback editions of the classic stories, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo'S Child, with extra-thick paper, deluxe finish and brand new cover artwork.
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.
I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet... This classic lift-the-flap book, a favourite with toddlers ever since it was first published in 1982, is now available in a beautiful gift set accompanied by a soft and cuddly Dear Zoo lion toy.
A novelty board book about ice skating for children with tabs, turns and twisting mechanisms. Pull tabs and spin wheels to watch them turn from slippery beginners into gliding stars of the ice show! 
When we are fast asleep in bed, the Midnight Library opens its doors to all the night-time animals. Inside the library the little librarian and her three assistant owls help each and every animal to find the perfect book.
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.
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.
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.
A gorgeous Macmillan Classics edition of this much-loved story,Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. A timeless heroine, Alice is quick-witted, determined and resourceful. In her extraordinary adventures she meets a series of unforgettable characters, from the bossy White Rabbit to the grinning Cheshire-Cat and the Mad Hatter, all of whom are as famous as Alice herself.
Fredegonda, Goneril, and Drusilla are Great Hagges, much more important and much rarer than regular old hags. They think that ghosts these days are decidedly lacking and that people haven't been scared of ghosts for years. So one day they decide that something needs to change - it's time for these ghosts to learn a thing or two about being scary.
A beautiful Macmillan Classics edition of Rudyard Kipling's well-loved stories. The Jungle Book is a collection of Rudyard Kipling's animal stories, wonderfully told and interweaving moral lessons with classic tales. They include the stories of Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in the Indian jungle, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, a brave mongoose, and Toomai of the Elephants, the story of a young elephant handler.
Meet Aaron Wheeler, who just got a strange and new video game. One that sucks him right in. All alone, caught in a snowstorm, a howl comes from the nearby woods. This time, Aaron is playing for his life...
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.
Packed with doodles and information about all sorts of incredible things, from scabs, cells and broken bones to brainpower, bacteria and deadly diseases.
Paige doesn't think she's particularly special, but after getting the starring role in a massive film adaptation of the bestselling Locked trilogy, the rest of the world would disagree. Paige knows it's a mistake to fall in love on the set of a movie, but days of on-screen romance and intensity start to change her mind. Can she keep what happens behind the scenes a secret when the world is watching her every move?
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.
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. ..
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... This beautiful collection features twelve gorgeously romantic stories set during the festive period, by some of the most talented and exciting YA authors writing today. The stories are filled with the magic of first love and the magic of the holidays.
Aisha is a thirteen-year-old refugee living in London. Happy for the first time since leaving her war-torn home, she is devastated when her foster mother announces that a new family has been found for her and she will be moving on. Feeling rejected and abandoned, Aisha packs her bags and runs away, seeking shelter in the nearby woods.
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. . .