Few books give such a sense of enchantment; it is a book to give to many, and to return to repeatedly' Independent on Landmarks. Newly translated eighty years later, it is ripe for rediscovery as it comes to Penguin Classics. The Porpoise by Mark Haddon 9 May. A newborn baby is the sole survivor of a terrifying plane crash. She is raised in wealthy isolation by an overprotective father. She knows nothing of the rumours about a beautiful young woman, hidden from the world. When a suitor visits, he understands far more than he should. A story about female friendship, ambition, power and finding your purpose in the world.
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The Passengers by John Marrs 16 May. When someone hacks into the systems of eight self-drive cars, their passengers are set on a fatal collision course. Now the public have to judge who should survive, but are the passengers all that they first seem? The new gripping page-turning thriller from the bestselling author of The One - soon to be a major Netflix series.
The President is missing. The world is in shock. With details only a President could know, and the kind of suspense only James Patterson can deliver. Cari Mora by Thomas Harris 16 May. Harris makes a return with another dark and grisly tale. And unfortunately, the ruthless Hans-Peter Schneider has his eye on it….
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Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson 28 May. Frankissstein opens in with Mary Shelley composing her gothic thriller Frankenstein. We are then transported to the present-day where young transgender Doctor Ry Shelley meets and falls in love with renowned AI professor Victor Stein, who wants to liberate humans from the limits of their biology.
This Storm by James Ellroy 30 May. Set during the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbour, war has been declared and anti-Japanese paranoia has reached its climax with the issue of Executive Order that sees all Japanese Americans deported to internment camps. But then a body is unearthed in a mudslide in LA and the murder victim is linked to an unsolved gold heist from April , the last days of the Nazi regime. While bombs are falling on Berlin, the Gestapo are still searching for traitors, resistance fighters and deserters. People mistrust each other more than ever. Everyone could be a spy.
In the midst of chaos, the young soldier Joachim Lassehn desperately wants to escape. Friedrich Wiegand, a trade unionist tortured in a concentration camp, tries to speed up the end of the war through sabotage. And Oskar Klose's pub is the conspiratorial meeting point of a small resistance group that the SS is trying to trace.
Weaving together their stories, Heinz Rein offers an unforgettable portrait of life in a city devastated by war. Unsettling, raw and cinematic, Berlin Finale was published in Germany in and quickly became one of the first best-selling books of the post-war period. Newly translated eighty years later, it is ripe for rediscovery.
Sophy Henn celebrates all the different, extraordinary and sometimes contradictory things we are in this joyful and colourful rhyming picture book. Perfect to read aloud - and then read again, and again! Out of the Shadows by Walt Odets 4 Jun. Despite living in a modern and progressive world, gay men still struggle with self-acceptance, shaking off the deep-seated stigma, and escaping the infamy of the AIDS epidemic.
Clinical psychologist Walt Odets draws on the stories of his patients, as well as his own personal experiences within the gay community. Afropean by Johny Pitts 6 Jun. Johny Pitts part memoir and part travelogue explores what it means to be black and European. Taking readers on an alternative journey through Europe, including Paris, Berlin, Lisbon, Stockholm and Moscow, Pitts takes a look at how Afropeans juggle their overlapping identities. Booker Prize-winner Arundhati Roy has put together a collection of her political essays from the last 20 years.
Qing Li presents forest bathing as the practice of spending time in the woods for better health, happiness and a sense of calm. A pillar of Japanese culture for decades, forest bathing known as Shinrin-Yoku to locals is a way to reconnect with nature. Extinction Rebellion are inspiring a whole generation to take action on climate breakdown.
This handbook offers facts to arm you, stories to empower you, pages to fill in and instructions on how to start your very own rebellion. A groundbreaking exploration of the problems of diversity in education, by two extremely talented young graduates. Featuring honest conversations with students past and present, Taking up Space goes beyond the buzzwords of diversity and inclusion and explores what those words truly mean for young black girls today.
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We spend 90 per cent of our life indoors. And, on average, we dedicate eight hours a day looking at screens. Our increasingly domestic lives are having huge consequences to our health. In Into the Forest , Immunologist and Forest Medicine expert, Dr Qing Li, examines the unprecedented benefits of the world's largest natural health resource: the great outdoors. Applying cutting-edge research and emerging science, Dr Li explores the inherent connection between nature and improved wellbeing. This practical guide will help you overcome some of life's most problematic health issues, including how to:.
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From mindful strolls in your local park to listening to the wind, from watching the sunset to walking barefoot in the grass, Dr Li reveals the life-improving advantages of spending time around trees, for a healthier and happier you. The terrifying debut crime novel from Alex North, this psychological thriller follows a grieving father and son who are placed in mortal danger when an old serial killer appears to strike again in the sleepy village of Featherbank — decades after he was put behind bars.
The protagonist of the book, Little Dog, writes about race, class, masculinity, sexuality, addiction and language, in a beautifully-raw and heart-breaking way. The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan 27 Jun. Seven-year-old Jocelyn Holt loves her nanny Hannah more than her own mother. When Hannah disappears one summer night, Jo never gets over the loss. What other secrets will that lake give up to the police? The gripping thriller that will give you chills this winter.
Still devastated after the loss of his wife, Tom Kennedy and his young son Jake move to the sleepy village of Featherbank, looking for a much-needed fresh start. But Featherbank has a dark past. Fifteen years ago, a twisted serial killer abducted and murdered five young boys. Of course, an old crime need not trouble Tom and Jake as they try to settle in to their new home.
Except that now another boy has gone missing. And then Jake begins acting strangely. He says he hears a whispering at his window. Tudor, bestselling author of The Chalk Man.
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Charlie's racehorse has certainly earned the name Noble Warrior: he won the Derby against all odds and bested a bunch of nasty kidnappers. But now Noddy is facing his greatest challenge yet. Look Up! Big brothers can be really annoying. Aspiring astronaut Rocket wants her brother Jamal to enjoy the comet with her tonight, but can she encourage him to look up from his phone for once? This is an inspiring and heart-warming read for kids.
Magical creature fans will love this new activity book from Peppa Pig.
Join Peppa and George as they have fun inspired by mermaids, unicorns and dragons. Including 50 shiny foil stickers as well as puzzles and activities, this makes a great rainy-day book. Let science-mad chatterbox Rocket launch into your hearts in this inspiring picture book from two incredible debut talents.
Bursting with energy and passion about space and the natural world , this heart-warming picture book will reignite your desire to turn off those screens and switch on to the outside world. Last Witnesses by Svetlana Alexievich 2 Jul. Extraordinary stories about what it was like to be a Soviet child during the upheaval and horror of the Second World War, from Nobel Laureate, and author of Chernobyl Prayer , Svetlana Alexievich.
Novacene by James Lovelock 4 Jul. How far will AI have advanced three centuries from now? Discover an astounding new theory about the future of life on Earth in which author Lovelock paints the picture of a fascinating new era - the Novacene - taking place in years time. Battle Scars by Jason Fox 11 Jul. An unflinchingly honest account of Special Forces soldiering: a chronicle of operational bravery, from a career as an elite operator to the hard reality of complex PTSD. A hard-hitting debut memoir about impoverishment, loneliness and violence — set against a grim landscape of sink estates, police cells, refuges and peepshows.
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Delving into family estrangement, mental illness, alcoholism and domestic violence in working-class Britain today. Expedition by Steve Backshall 18 Jul. Steve Backshall offers an unflinching account of his adventures into uncharted territories around the globe, in search of world firsts.
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