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51. Public Sculpture of Lancashire and Cumbria
Public Sculpture of Lancashire and Cumbria provides much needed attention to the best public sculpture and monuments in these north-west counties. The author highlights works of art that are in need of restoration or protection by local authorities and other owners.The art works included are mostly in urban areas however some are tucked away on moors and hilltops, and can be reached by a modest walk, and are thus less familiar. Many entries are accompanied by original photographs, often showing details of the craftsmanship.
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Published by: Liverpool University Press Format: Hardback 226 x 264 x 18 (mm)
52. Radical Wordsworth
A dazzling new biography of Wordsworth's radical life as a thinker and poetical innovator, published to mark the 250th anniversary of his birth. William Wordsworth wrote the first great poetic autobiography. We owe to him the idea that places of outstanding natural beauty should become what he called 'a sort of national property'.
He changed forever the way we think about childhood, about the sense of the self, about our connection to the natural environment, and about the purpose of poetry. He was born among the mountains of the English Lake District. He walked into the French Revolution, had a love affair and an illegitimate child, before witnessing horrific violence in Paris.
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Published by: Collins Format: Hardback, 162 x 242 x 46 (mm)
53. The Accidental Countryside : Hidden Havens for Britain's Wildlife
Stephen Moss makes a journey of discovery through Britain, in search of the hidden corners where wildlife survives against the odds. From Shetland's Iron Age stone structures to London's most modern skyscrapers, and from lowly railway cuttings to ornate stately gardens, Moss reveals the unlikely oases where wildlife thrives in areas originally created for human purposes. . . . more
Published by: Faber Format: Hardback, 163 x 213 x 29 (mm)
54. Native : Life in a Vanishing Landscape
Desperate to connect with his native Galloway, Patrick Laurie plunges into work on his family farm in the hills of southwest Scotland. Investing in the oldest and most traditional breeds of Galloway cattle, the Riggit Galloway, he begins to discover how cows once shaped people, places and nature in this remote and half-hidden place. This traditional breed requires different methods of care from modern farming on an industrial, totally unnatural scale.
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Published by: Birlinn Format: Hardback 145 x 224 x 28 (mm)
55. The Living Mountain : A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains
In this masterpiece of nature writing, Nan Shepherd describes her journeys into the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland. There she encounters a world that can be breathtakingly beautiful at times and shockingly harsh at others.
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Published by: Canongate Format: Paperback
56. The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
The Sunday Times Bestseller and New York Times Bestseller. A book of hope for uncertain times. 'Feeling a little blue? Meet the new Winnie the Pooh.' The Daily Mail'A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart' Richard CurtisEnter the world of Charlie's four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most important life lessons.
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Published by: Ebury Format: Hardback 172 x 223 x 24 (mm)
57. Dresden : The Fire and the Darkness
Bombs weighing over 1,000 lbs fell every seven and a half seconds and an estimated 25,000 people were killed. Was Dresden a legitimate military target or was the bombing a last act of atavistic mass murder in a war already won?From the history of the city to the attack itself, conveyed in a minute-by-minute account from the first of the flares to the flames reaching almost a mile high - the wind so searingly hot that the lungs of those in its path were instantly scorched - through the eerie period of reconstruction, bestselling author Sinclair McKay creates a vast canvas and brings it alive with touching human detail. . . . more
Published by: Penguin Format: Hardback, 165 x 242 x 50 (mm)
58. The Stream Invites Us to Follow: Exploring the Eden from Source to Sea
As a long-time countryside manager for the Eden Valley, few people know this area quite as intimately as Dick Capel – and even fewer have worked as hard to protect the natural and built heritage of this unspoiled part of Cumbria. Covering natural history, myth and legend, this is an unrivalled companion to an unspoiled gem of the English countryside. . . . more
Published by: Saraband Format: Paperback
59. The Nanny State Made Me : A Story of Britain and How to Save it
It was the spirit of our finest hour, the backbone of our post-war greatness, and it promoted some of the boldest and most brilliant schemes this isle has ever produced: it was the Welfare State, and it made you and I. But now it's under threat, and we need to save it. In this timely and provocative book, Stuart Maconie tells Britain's Welfare State story through his own history of growing up as a northern working class boy.
What was so bad about properly funded hospitals, decent working conditions and affordable houses? And what was so wrong about student grants, free eye tests and council houses? And where did it all go so wrong? . . . more
Published by: Ebury Format: Hardback
60. Robert MacFarlane, Mountains of the Mind
Once we thought monsters lived there. In the Enlightenment we scaled them to commune with the sublime. Soon, we were racing to conquer their summits in the name of national pride.
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Published by: Granta Format: Paperback, 131 x 198 x 21
Maggie O' Farrell
On a summer's day in 1596, a young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon takes to her bed with a fever.
Her twin brother, Hamnet, searches everywhere for help. Why is nobody at home? Their mother, Agnes, is over a mile away, in the garden where she grows medicinal herbs. Their father is working in London.
Neither parent knows that one of the children will not survive the week. Hamnet is a novel inspired by the son of a famous playwright. It is a story of the bond between twins, and of a marriage pushed to the brink by grief.
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Published by: Headline Format: Hardback, 163 x 414 x 33 (mm
62. Erin Morgenstern, SIGNED EDITION The Starless Sea
The magical new novel from the bestselling author of The Night Circus. Are you lost or are you exploring?When Zachary Rawlins stumbles across a strange book hidden in his university library it leads him on a quest unlike any other. Its pages entrance him with their tales of lovelorn prisoners, lost cities and nameless acolytes, but they also contain something impossible: a recollection from his own childhood.
Determined to solve the puzzle of the book, Zachary follows the clues he finds on the cover - a bee, a key and a sword. They guide him to a masquerade ball, to a dangerous secret club, and finally through a magical doorway created by the fierce and mysterious Mirabel. This door leads to a subterranean labyrinth filled with stories, hidden far beneath the surface of the earth.
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Published by: Vintage Format: Hardback, 165 x 242 x 50 (mm)
63. Salley Vickers, SiGNED EDITION Grandmothers
Grandmothers is the story of three very different women and their relationship with the younger generation: fiercely independent Nan, who leads a secret life as an award-winning poet when she is not teaching her grandson Billy how to lie; glamorous Blanche, deprived of the company of her beloved granddaughter Kitty by her hostile daughter-in-law, who finds solace in rebelliously taking to drink and shop lifting; and shy, bookish Minna who in the safety of shepherd's hut shares with her surrogate granddaughter Rose her passion for reading. The outlook of all three women subtly alters when through their encounters with each other they discover that the past is always with us and that we go on learning and changing until the very end. . . . more
Published by: Viking Format: Hardback, 131 x 198 x 36 (mm)
64. Sebastian Barry, SIGNED EDITION A Thousand Moons
From the Costa Book of the Year-winning author of Days Without End. Even when you come out of bloodshed and disaster in the end you have got to learn to live. Winona is a young Lakota orphan adopted by former soldiers Thomas McNulty and John Cole. Living with Thomas and John on the farm they work in 1870s Tennessee, she is educated and loved, forging a life for herself beyond the violence and dispossession of her past.
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Published by: Faber Format: Hardback, 161 x 243 x 32 (mm)
65. Anne Enright, SIGNED EDITION, Actress
* SIGNED COPIES *From the Booker-winning Irish author, a brilliant and moving novel about fame, sexual power, and a daughter's search to understand her mother's hidden truths. This is the story of Irish theatre legend Katherine O'Dell, as told by her daughter Norah. It tells of early stardom in Hollywood, of highs and lows on the stages of Dublin and London's West End.
Katherine's life is a grand performance, with young Norah watching from the wings. But this romance between mother and daughter cannot survive Katherine's past, or the world's damage. As Norah uncovers her mother's secrets, she acquires a few of her own. . . . more
Published by: J Cape Format: Hardback, 144 x 223 x 29 (mm)
66. Beth Morrie, SIGNED EDITION Saving Missy
rickly. Stubborn. Terribly lonely.But everyone deserves a second chance...'A touching, deftly written debut that celebratescommunity and kindness' Sunday TimesMissy Carmichael's life has become small.Grieving for a family she has lost or lost touch with, she's haunted by the echoes of her footsteps in her empty home; the sound of the radio in the dark; the tick-tick-tick of the watching clock.Spiky and defensive, Missy knows that her loneliness is all her own fault.
She deserves no more than this; not after what she's done. But a chance encounter in the park with two very different women opens the door to something new. . . . more
Published by: Harper Collins Format: Paperback, 153 x 219 x 31mm
67. David Baddiel, SIGNED EDITION, The Taylor TurboChaser
The Taylor TurboChaser is a road-trip rollercoaster... with a twist.
At its heart is the unforgettable Amy Taylor. Amy loves cars, and dreams of being a driver. But there's a major catch: her slow old wheelchair with its broken wheel.
When Amy finally gets a new electric one, it's exciting... at first. But standard engines only have so much power. . . . more
Published by: Harper Collins Format: Hardback,198 x 129 (mm)
68. Tomi Adeyemi. SIGNED EDITION, Children of Virtue and Vengeance
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Children of Virtue and Vengeance is the breathtaking sequel to Tomi Adeyemi's ground-breaking West African-inspired fantasy Children of Blood and Bone. After battling the impossible, Zelie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orisha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could've imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too. . . . more
Published by: Macmillan Format: Paperback, 131 x 198 x 26 (mm)
69. Kapka Kassabova, SIGNED EDITION To the Lake : A Balkan Journey of War and Peace by Kapka Kassabova
A BBC Radio 4 Book of the WeekLake Ohrid and Lake Prespa. Two vast lakes joined by underground rivers. Two lakes that seem to hold both the turbulent memories of the region's past, and the secret of its enduring allure.
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Published by: Granta Format: Hardback,145 x 224 (mm)
70. Caroline Criado Perez, Invisible Women : Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
Caroline Criado Perez
Caroline Criado Perez brings together for the first time an impressive range of case studies, stories and new research from across the world that illustrate the hidden ways in which women are forgotten, and the profound impact this has on us all. Discover the shocking gender bias that affects our everyday lives . . . more
Published by: Vintage Format: 129 x 197 x 30 (mm) Paperback
71. Rachel Reeves - Women of Westminster
n 1919 Nancy Astor was elected as the Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton, becoming the first woman MP to take her seat in the House of Commons. Her achievement was all the more remarkable given that women (and even then only some women) had only been entitled to vote for just over a year. In the past 100 years, a total of 491 women have been elected to Parliament.
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Published by: Bloomsbury Format: Paperback
72. Anthony Horowitz, SIGNED Edition Nightshade
A signed edition of the twelfth thrilling instalment in the bestselling Alex Rider series! . . . more
Published by: Walker Books Format: Hardback; 223 x 143mm
73. David Walliams, Slime
Unfortunately we have now sold out of signed copies of this title.
The new children's book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams - a fantastically funny tale illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross. . . . more
Published by: HarperCollins Format: Hardback; 223 x 143mm
74. Old Ordnance Survey Maps - Carlisle (SW) 1924
This detailed map covers the SW area of Carlisle, with coverage extending from Crown Street and Red Bank Terrace westward to Morton Park, and from the prison southward to Currock Junction.
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Published by: Alan Godfrey Maps Format: Folded Map
75. I Hate the Lake District
I Hate the Lake District offers a different vision of the rural environment from those found in much contemporary nature writing. Based on the author's trips around North West England, the book engages with nuclear power and nuclear war, slavery, imperialism, ghosts, love, God, cockroaches, and the sheer violence and contingency of "nature" itself--of which the human presence is merely a part. Each chapter starts with an account of a visit to a place in this remote part of England, the deep north, but digresses and wanders through multifarious themes and subjects. . . . more
Published by: Goldsmiths Press Format: Paperback; 130 x 197mm
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