• How Not To Be a Boy
    How Not To Be a Boy
    Rules For Being A Man:
    Don't Cry
    Love Sport
    Play Rough
    Drink Beer
    Don't Talk About Feelings

    But Robert Webb has been wondering for some time now: are those rules actually any use? To anyone?

    Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes (on girls and boys) to discovering the power of making people laugh (in the Cambridge Footlights with David Mitchell), and from losing his beloved mother to becoming a husband and father, Robert Webb considers the absurd expectations boys and men have thrust upon them at every stage of life.

    Hilarious and heart-breaking, How Not to Be a Boyexplores the relationships that made Robert who he is as a man, the lessons we learn as sons and daughters, and the understanding that sometimes you aren't the Luke Skywalker of your life - you're actually Darth Vader.

    ISBN: 9781786890092
    Publication date: 29/08/2017
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Webb, Robert
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Hunger a Memoir of (my) Body
    Hunger a Memoir of (my) Body
    'I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere...I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe.'

    In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as "wildly undisciplined," Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she explores her past-including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life-and brings readers along on her journey to understand and ultimately save herself.

    With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and power that have made her one of the most admired writers of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to learn to take care of yourself: how to feed your hungers for delicious and satisfying food, a smaller and safer body, and a body that can love and be loved-in a time when the bigger you are, the smaller your world becomes.

    ISBN: 9781472151117
    Publication date: 15/06/2017
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Gay, Roxane
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Hunting El Chapo
    Hunting El Chapo
    The incredible, untold story of the American agent who captured El Chapo, the world's most-wanted drug-lord. Every generation has its larger-than-life criminal legend living beyond the reach of the law: Billy the Kid, Al Capone, Ronnie Biggs, Pablo Escobar. But for every one of these criminals, there's a Wyatt Earp, Pat Garrett or Slipper of the Yard. For Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman-Loera a.k.a. `El Chapo' - the 21st century's most notorious criminal - that man is D.E.A. Special Agent Cole Merrell.This is the incredible story of Merrell's seven-year-long chase to capture El Chapo, a multibillionaire drug-lord and escape-artist posing as a Mexican Robin Hood, who in reality was a brutal sociopath responsible for the murders of thousands. His greedy campaign to take over his rivals' territories resulted in an unprecedented war with a body count of over 100,000.We follow Merrell on his quest to achieve the seemingly impossible: to cross the border into Mexico and arrest El Chapo, the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, a billionaire and Public Enemy No. 1, who had been evading capture for more than a decade and had earned a reputation for being utterly untouchable.This intimate thriller tells how Merrell single-mindedly and methodically climbed the ladder within the hierarchy of the Sinaloa Cartel - the world's wealthiest and most powerful drug-trafficking organization - by creating one of the most sophisticated undercover operations in the history of the D.E.A. From infiltrating Chapo's inner circle to leading a white-knuckle manhunt with an elite brigade of Mexican Marines, Merrell left no stone unturned in his hunt for the world's most powerful drug kingpin.

    ISBN: 9780008245849
    Publication date: 19/04/2018
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Hogan, Andrew
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • I Am I Am I Am Seventeen Brushes With Death
    I Am I Am I Am Seventeen Brushes With Death
    I AM, I AM, I AM is Sunday Times bestseller and Costa Novel-Award winner Maggie O'Farrell's electric and shocking memoir of the near death experiences that have punctuated her life; it will appeal to readers of Cheryl Strayed's WILD or Joan Didion's A YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING.

    A childhood illness she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. A terrifying encounter on a remote path. A mismanaged labour in an understaffed hospital. This is a memoir with a difference: seventeen encounters with Maggie at different ages, in different locations, reveal to us a whole life in a series of tense, visceral snapshots. It is a book to make you question yourself: what would you do if your life was in danger? How would you react? And what would you stand to lose? I AM, I AM, I AM is a book you will finish newly conscious of your own vulnerability, and determined to make every heartbeat count.

    ISBN: 9781472240750
    Publication date: 22/08/2017
    Price: $34.99
    Author: O'Farrell, Maggie
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • I Am Malala the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
    I Am Malala the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
    In 2009 Malala Yousafzai began writing a blog on BBC Urdu about life in the Swat Valley as the Taliban gained control, at times banning girls from attending school. When her identity was discovered, Malala began to appear in both Pakistani and international media, advocating the freedom to pursue education for all. In October 2011, gunmen boarded Malala's school bus and shot her in the face, a bullet passing through her head and into her shoulder. Remarkably, Malala survived the shooting. At a very young age, Malala Yousafzai has become a worldwide symbol of courage and hope. Her shooting has sparked a wave of solidarity across Pakistan, not to mention globally, for the right to education, freedom from terror and female emancipation.

    ISBN: 9781780226583
    Publication date: 09/10/2014
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Yousafzai, Malala
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Icefall Adventures at the Wild Edges of Our Dangerous Changing Planet
    Icefall Adventures at the Wild Edges of Our Dangerous Changing Planet
    In May 2014, the mountaineer and scientist John All fell into a crevasse near Everest and took a series of videos as he struggled to climb out 70 feet of ice and snow with fifteen broken bones - including 6 cracked vertebrae, internal bleeding, a severely dislocated shoulder, and his face covered in blood. The videos of him went viral and appeared in newscasts all over the world: CNN, BBC, Australia, Brazil, Israel, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, etc. and every website imaginable - from People Magazine to National Geographic. NPR called him "a badass for science." Yet this story is only the latest of All's adventures. He's also won a footrace for his life with a wild hyena, stepped on a black mamba in the African bush, and scaled Everest - all in pursuit of his true passion: the future of adaptation to our world's changing climate. Icefall is more than a fascinating adventure story-it is a report from the extremes, which hold new lessons about the impact of climate change. It is about the collapsing Andean glaciers, the hidden jungles in Honduras where native people have learned about surviving hurricanes, and the highest points on earth, where more scientific secrets lie.
    The result is a thrilling adventure memoir with profound lessons for how humans will adjust as our world continues to change beneath our feet.

    ISBN: 9781610396936
    Publication date: 27/04/2017
    Price: $44.99
    Author: All, John
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $44.99
  • In Order To Live A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom
    In Order To Live A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom
    'I am most grateful for two things: that I was born in North Korea, and that I escaped from North Korea.'

    Yeonmi Park was not dreaming of freedom when she escaped from North Korea. She didn't even know what it meant to be free. All she knew was that she was running for her life, that if she and her family stayed behind they would die - from starvation, or disease, or even execution.

    This book is the story of Park's struggle to survive in the darkest, most repressive country on earth; her harrowing escape through China's underworld of smugglers and human traffickers; and then her escape from China across the Gobi desert to Mongolia, with only the stars to guide her way, and from there to South Korea and at last to freedom; and finally her emergence as a leading human rights activist - all before her 21st birthday.

    'Clear-eyed and devastating' Observer

    ISBN: 9780241973035
    Publication date: 02/05/2016
    Price: $28.00
    Author: Park, Yeonmi
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • In the Darkroom
    In the Darkroom
    A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR One of the best memoirs of 2016...From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author of 'Backlash', an astonishing confrontation with the enigma of her father and the larger riddle of identity consuming our age.

    "In the summer of 2004 I set out to investigate someone I scarcely knew, my father. The project began with a grievance, the grievance of a daughter whose parent had absconded from her life. I was in pursuit of a scofflaw, an artful dodger who had skipped out on so many things - obligation, affection, culpability, contrition. I was preparing an indictment, amassing discovery for a trial. But somewhere along the line, the prosecutor became a witness."

    So begins Susan Faludi's extraordinary inquiry into the meaning of identity in the modern world and in her own haunted family saga. When the feminist writer learned that her 76-year-old father - long estranged and living in Hungary - had undergone sex reassignment surgery, that investigation would turn personal and urgent.
    How was this new parent who identified as "a complete woman now" connected to the silent, explosive, and ultimately violent father she had known, the photographer who'd built his career on the alteration of images? Faludi chases that mystery into the recesses of her suburban childhood and her father's many previous incarnations: American dad, Alpine mountaineer, swashbuckling adventurer in the Amazon outback, Jewish fugitive in Holocaust Budapest. When the author travels to Hungary to reunite with her father, she drops into a labyrinth of dark histories and dangerous politics in a country hell-bent on repressing its past and constructing a fanciful - and virulent - nationhood. The search for identity that has transfixed our century was proving as treacherous for nations as for individuals. Faludi's struggle to come to grips with her father's metamorphosis takes her across borders - historical, political, religious, sexual - to bring her face to face with the question of the age: Is identity something you "choose," or is it the very thing you can't escape?

    ISBN: 9780008194475
    Publication date: 13/07/2017
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Faludi, Susan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
  • Into the Wild
    Into the Wild
    By examining the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later, internationally bestselling author Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to explore the outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature. 'An astonishingly gifted writer: his account of 'Alex Supertramp' is powerfully dramatic, eliciting sympathy for both the idealistic, anti-consumerist boy - and his parents' Guardian 'A compelling tale of tragic idealism' The Times

    ISBN: 9780330453677
    Publication date: 07/09/2007
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Krakauer, Jon
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Into Thin Air
    Into Thin Air
    This is the true story of a 24-hour period on Everest, when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds, exposure, and the effects of altitude, which ended the worst single-season death toll in the peak's history. In March 1996, "Outside" magazine sent veteran journalist and seasoned climber Jon Krakauer on an expedition led by celebrated Everest guide Rob Hall. Despite the expertise of Hall and the other leaders, by the end of summit day eight people were dead. Krakauer's book is at once the story of the ill-fated adventure and an analysis of the factors leading up to its tragic end. Written within months of the events it chronicles, "Into Thin Air" clearly evokes the majestic Everest landscape. As the journey up the mountain progresses, Krakauer puts it in context by recalling the triumphs and perils of other Everest trips throughout history. The author's own anguish over what happened on the mountain is palpable as he leads readers to ponder timeless questions.

    ISBN: 9781447200185
    Publication date: 01/07/2011
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Krakauer, Jon
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Jack the Ripper
    Jack the Ripper
    Jack the Ripper: Reconstructing the Crime Scenes in Forensic Detail is the only book that enables the reader to travel back into the London of 1888 by recreating key scenes from Jack the Ripper's murders in pin-point accuracy, using the power of CGI. Through detailed and atmospheric crime scene recreations, plus thoroughly researched text written by experts in the field of Jack the Ripper, this book explores the movements of each victim, the position of witnesses and the location of various buildings and streets to give the reader the most complete view to date of the gruesome crimes that shook Victorian society.

    ISBN: 9780233005201
    Publication date: 13/07/2017
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Begg, Paul
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
  • Jackie Janet and Lee
    Jackie Janet and Lee
    "Do you know what the secret to happily-ever-after is?" Janet Bouvier Auchincloss would ask her daughters Jackie and Lee during their tea time. "Money and Power," she would say. It was a lesson neither would ever forget. They followed in their mother's footsteps after her marriages to the philandering socialite "Black Jack" Bouvier and the fabulously rich Standard Oil heir Hugh D. Auchincloss.

    Jacqueline Bouvier would marry John F. Kennedy and the story of their marriage is legendary, as is the story of her second marriage to Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. Less well known is the story of her love affair with a world renowned architect and a British peer. Her sister, Lee, had liaisons with one and possibly both of Jackie's husbands, in addition to her own three marriages-to an illegitimate royal, a Polish prince and a Hollywood director.

    If the Bouvier women personified beauty, style and fashion, it was their lust for money and status that drove them to seek out powerful men, no matter what the cost to themselves or to those they stepped on in their ruthless climb to the top. Based on hundreds of new interviews with friends and family of the Bouviers, among them their own half-brother, as well as letters and journals, J. Randy Taraborrelli paints an extraordinary psychological portrait of two famous sisters and their ferociously ambitious mother.

    ISBN: 9781250128010
    Publication date: 30/01/2018
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Taraborrelli, J. Randy
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
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