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1. **PRE-ORDER** SIGNED The Fresh and The Salt: The Story of the Solway
‘Like a hungry gull, Ann Lingard explores her beloved Solway
shoreline for every living detail that catches her eye. In so doing
she has created a portrait of this nation-cleaving water that is as
broad and deep as the estuary itself’
MARK COCKER, author and naturalist . . . more
Published by: Birlinn Format: 234 x 156mm
2. **PRE-ORDER** Hungry
To Be Published October 29th, 2020
We hope to have a limited number of SIGNED COPIES
The long-awaited and much-anticipated memoir from Carlisle-born and bred Grace Dent.
From frazzles to foie gras: a memoir of wanting more from an early age, Grace Dent was hungry. As a little girl watching Paula Yates and Jilly Goolden on TV she yearned to be something bigger, to go somewhere better. "Hungry" traces Grace's story growing up in Currock, Carlisle, to becoming the most recognisable and unique voice on the British food scene today.
It's also everyone's story - treats with your nan. It's the high point of chips and gravy in the school canteen on an otherwise grey day. It's the real story of how the British working classes have really lived, loved, eaten, and had fun over the past 40 years.
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Published by: Harper Collins Format: Hardback
3. **PRE=ORDER** Serpentine
“When I wrote Serpentine, I had no idea that I was going on to write another trilogy, showing Lyra as an adult, but she and her world wouldn’t leave me alone.” – Philip Pullman
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Published by: Penguin Random House Format: Hardback
4. **SIGNED EDITION** The House with Chicken Legs
A magical story from Lake District author Sophie Anderson. This edition comes complete with a beautiful signed bookplate. . . . more
Published by: Usborne Format: 132 x 198 x 23mm
5. **PRE-ORDER** Wild Silence
A tale of triumph, of hope over despair. This is the much anticipated book to follow on from The Salt Path
Nature holds the answers for Raynor and her husband Moth. After walking 630 homeless miles along The Salt Path, living on the windswept and wild English coastline; the cliffs, the sky and the chalky earth now feel like their home.
Moth has a terminal diagnosis, but against all medical odds, he seems revitalized in nature. Together on the wild coastal path, with their feet firmly rooted outdoors, they discover that anything is possible. Now, life beyond The Salt Path awaits and they come back to four walls, but the sense of home is illusive and returning to normality is proving difficult - until an incredible gesture by someone who reads their story changes everything.
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Published by: Penguin Format: Hardback,222 x 138 (mm)
6. While We Can't Hug
A heart-warming picture book that shows us ways to be affectionate while social distancing. Hedgehog and Tortoise were the best of friends. They wanted to give each other a great, big hug.
But they weren't allowed to touch. "Don't worry," said Owl. "There are lots of ways to show someone you love them." So the two friends wave to each other, blow kisses, sing songs, dance around and write letters.
And even though they can't hug and they can't touch, they both know that they are loved. A gorgeous, uplifting, inspiring picture book that makes social distancing fun! . . . more
Published by: Faber Format: Picture Flat 250 x 250
Edna O' Brien
A young woman, barely more than a girl herself, must learn to survive with a child of her own, in a world which seems entirely consumed by madness. As she navigates a landscape of terrors and trials, can she find a place of safety within a society blinkered by mistrust and denial? . . . more
Published by: Faber Format: Paperback,129 x 197 x 18 (mm)
8. Rodham : What if Hillary hadn't married Bill?
Smart, diligent, and a bit plain, that's the general consensus. Then Hillary goes to college, and her star rises. At Yale Law School, she continues to be a leader- and catches the eye of driven, handsome and charismatic Bill.
But when he asks her to marry him, Hillary gives him a firm No. How might things have turned out for them, for America, for the world itself, if Hillary Rodham had really turned down Bill Clinton?With her sharp but always compassionate eye, Sittenfeld explores the loneliness, moral ambivalence and iron determination that characterise the quest for high office, as well as the painful compromises demanded of female ambition in a world ruled by men. 'This addictive novel is the SLIDING DOORS of American politics. . . . more
Published by: Transworld Format: Hardback, 163 x 240 x 43 (mm)
Lara Maiklem has scoured the banks of the Thames for nearly twenty years, in pursuit of the objects the river unearths: from Neolithic flints to Roman hairpins, medieval buckles to Tudor buttons, Georgian clay pipes to Victorian toys. What began as a search for solitude came to reveal the story of a city, its people and their lost ways of life.
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Published by: Bloomsbury Format: paperback,198 x 128 x 21 (mm)
10. The World-Ending Fire : The Essential Wendell Berry
Wendell Berry began his life as the old times and the last of the old-time people were dying out, and continues to this day in the old ways: a team of work horses and a pencil are his preferred working tools. The writings gathered in The World-Ending Fire are the unique product of a life spent farming the fields of rural Kentucky with mules and horses, and of the rich, intimate knowledge of the land cultivated by this work. These are essays written in defiance of the false call to progress, and in defence of the local landscapes that provide our cultural heritage, our history, our home.
In a time when our relationship to the natural world is ruled by the violence and greed of unbridled consumerism, Wendell Berry speaks out to defend the land we live on. With grace and conviction, he shows that we simply cannot afford to succumb to the mass-produced madness that drives our global economy. The natural world will not withstand it.
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Published by: Penguin Format: Paperback
11. Wild Your Garden : Create a sanctuary for nature
Jim and Joel Ashton
Join the rewilding movement and share your outdoor space with nature. We all have the potential to make the world a little greener. Wild Your Garden, written by Jim and Joel Ashton (aka "The Butterfly Brothers"), shows you how to create a garden that can help boost local biodiversity.
Transform a paved-over yard into a lush oasis, create refuges to welcome and support native species, or turn a high-maintenance lawn into a nectar-rich mini-meadow to attract bees and butterflies. You don't need specialist knowledge or acres of land. If you have any outdoor space, you can make a difference to local wildlife, and reduce your carbon footprint, too.
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Published by: Dorling Kindersley Format: Hardback,224 x 176 x 17 (mm)
12. Rewild Yourself : 23 Spellbinding Ways to Make Nature More Visible
We've lost the habit of looking and seeing and listening and hearing. But we can make hidden things visible, and this book features 23 spellbinding ways to bring the magic of nature much closer to home. Mammals you never knew existed will enter your world.
Birds hidden in treetops will shed their cloak of anonymity. With a single movement of your hand you can make reptiles appear before you. Butterflies you never saw before will bring joy to every sunny day.
Creatures of the darkness will enter your consciousness. And as you take on new techniques and a little new equipment, you will discover new creatures and, with them, new areas of yourself that had gone dormant. Once put to use, they wake up and start working again.
You become wilder in your mind and in your heart. Once you know the tricks, the wild world begins to appear before you.
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Published by: Simon and Schuster Format: Paperback,132 x 197 x 26 (mm)
13. **SIGNED COPY** Diary of a Young Naturalist
Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of Dara McAnulty's world, from spring to summer, autumn to winter, on his home patch, at school, in the wild and in his head. Evocative, raw and beautifully written, this very special book vividly explores the natural world from the perspective of an autistic teenager juggling homework, exams and friendships alongside his life as a conservationist and environmental activist. With a sense of awe and wonder, Dara describes in meticulous detail encounters in his garden and the wild, with blackbirds, whooper swans, red kites, hen harriers, frogs, dandelions, skylarks, bats, cuckoo flowers, Irish hares and many more species.
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Published by: Little Toller Format: Hardback,231 x 158 x 28 (mm)
14. The Lost Spells
Robert McFarlane and Jackie Morris
Kindred in spirit to The Lost Words but fresh in its form, The Lost Spells is a pocket-sized treasure that introduces a beautiful new set of natural spell-poems and artwork by beloved creative duo Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. As in The Lost Words, these "spells" take their subjects from relatively commonplace, and yet underappreciated, animals, birds, trees and flowers -- from Barn Owl to Red Fox, Grey Seal to Silver Birch, Jay to Jackdaw.
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Published by: Hamish Hamilton Format: hardback,182 x 124 (mm
15. **SIGNED EDITION** The Girl who Speaks Bear
Winner of Indie Bookshop Week 2020 Best Children's Fiction, congratulations to Cumbrian author Sophie Anderson, for The Girl Who Speaks Bear!
This edition comes complete with a beautiful signed bookplate.
They call me Yanka the Bear. Not because of where I was found - only a few people know about that. They call me Yanka the Bear because I am so big and strong.
Found abandoned in a bear cave as a baby, Yanka has always wondered about where she is from. She tries to ignore the strange whispers and looks from the villagers, wishing she was as strong on the inside as she is on the outside. But, when she has to flee her house, looking for answers about who she really is, a journey far beyond one that she ever imagined begins: from icy rivers to smouldering mountains meeting an ever-growing herd of extraordinary friends along the way.
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Published by: Usborne Format: Paperback, 197 x 129
16. *PRE-ORDER SIGNED EDITION **The Castle of Tangled Magic
SIGNED EDITION Cumbrian author Sophie Anderson's eagerly awaited third novel!
Olia lives with her parents in an old crumbling castle, filled with hidden turrets and secret doorways. When she follows a mysterious cat to one of the castle's roof domes, she finds herself stepping through one such doorway into a magical land filled with wonders... But everything is not quite as it seems: the land is under threat from a scheming magician, Chernmor, and the magic is fading away. . . . more
Published by: Usborne Format: Paperback, 197 x 129
17. The Man Who Gave His Horse to a Beggar: following in the footsteps of Aidan of Lindisfarne, the Saint Who Walked to Heaven through Ireland, Scotland and the North of England
The Man Who Gave His Horse To A Beggar is a lavishly-illustrated adventure following in the footsteps of Saint Aiden of Lindisfarne, taking the reader on a geographic and spiritual odyssey through Ireland, Scotland and northern England. While we know very little about our hero's early life, mountains, holy wells, standing stones, caves, monastic ruins and crosses remain in the landscape as reminders of the lost world through which he walked more than a millennium ago. . . . more
Published by: Culture and Democracy Press Format: Hardback; 243 x 225mm
18. Dorrigo Dinky Map Plus Central Lake District
Printed on tough waterproof paper, this map covers all of the central Lake District including Keswick, Scafell Pike, Helvellyn, Windermere, Coniston, Ullswater, High Street, Derwent Water, Grizedale, Langdales and Fairfield. . . . more
Published by: Dorrigo Format: Folded Map; 960 x 694mm
19. **PRE-ORDER ** SIGNED COPY Utopia Avenue
Pre-order a signed copy of the spectacular new novel from the bestselling author of CLOUD ATLAS and THE BONE CLOCKS, 'one of the most brilliantly inventive writers of this, or any country' (Independent). 'The great rock and roll novel - an epic love letter to the greatest music ever made and the book the music has always deserved' Tony ParsonsUtopia Avenue might be the most curious British band you've never heard of. Emerging from London's psychedelic scene in 1967, folksinger Elf Holloway, blues bassist Dean Moss, guitar virtuoso Jasper de Zoet and jazz drummer Griff Griffin together created a unique sound, with lyrics that captured their turbulent times. . . . more
Published by: Hodder and Stoughton Format: 236 x 164mm
20. **PRE-ORDER ** SIGNED COPY Miss Benson's Beetle
The latest novel from bestselling writer Rachel Joyce. This edition comes complete with a beautiful hand signed bookplate.
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Published by: Transworld Format: 222 x 162
21. **PRE-ORDER ** SIGNED COPY What Mummy Makes
Carlisle Mum Rebecca Wilson is an Instagram sensation with over quarter of a million followers keen to see her next creation! Her first cookery book contains over 130 recipes, all suitable from 6 months old. . . . more
Published by: Dorling Kindersley Format: 223 x 173
22. The Adventures of Zoe and Chloe
Zoe and Chloe are identical and inseparable twins with a determined spirit of independence and a taste for adventure. They spend most of their holidays at their grandparents’ home in the Lake District where many of their adventures take place. . . . more
Published by: Hayloft Format: Paperback 210 x 145mm
23. Mr Atkinson's Rum Contract : The Story of a Tangled Inheritance
What would you do if you found out that your ancestors were slave owners? Richard Atkinson was in his late thirties, and approaching a milestone he had long dreaded - the age at which his father died - when one day he came across a box of old family letters gathering dust on top of a cupboard. This discovery set him on an all-consuming, highly emotional journey, ultimately taking him from the weather-beaten house of his Cumbrian ancestors to the abandoned ruins of their sugar estates in Jamaica. Richard's searches led him to one forebear in particular, an earlier Richard Atkinson, a West India merchant who had shipped all the British army's supplies during the American War of Independence, and amassed staggering wealth and connections along the way. . . . more
Published by: Harper Collins Format: Hardback; 164 x 243mm
An all-consuming story of revenge, redemption and dragons from the twice Carnegie Medal-winner Patrick Ness. "On a cold Sunday evening in early 1957, Sarah Dewhurst waited with her father in the parking lot of the Chevron Gas Station for the dragon he'd hired to help on the farm."This dragon, Kazimir, has more to him than meets the eye. Sarah can't help but be curious about him, an animal who supposedly doesn't have a soul but is seemingly intent on keeping her safe from the brutal attentions of Deputy Sheriff Emmett Kelby. . . . more
Published by: Walker Books Format: Hardback; 147 x 227mm
25. Looking For Eliza
Ada is a widowed writer, navigating loneliness in Oxford after the death of her husband. She has no children. No grandchildren. . . . more
Published by: Trapeze Format: Hardback; 144 x 223mm
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