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books featured in episode eight

  • Tom Kerridge's Fresh Start

    by Tom Kerridge

    Category: Food & Drink, Non-fiction, Family & Health
    Imprint: Bloomsbury Absolute
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date: 26 Dec 2018
    ISBN: 9781472962805

    Tom Kerridge shows you how to be the boss in the kitchen and eat well every day, thanks to more than 100 brilliant recipes to give you and your family a fresh start. What's for dinner tonight? Recycle that takeaway menu, step away from the microwave and make the most of the amazing British produce with some real home-cooked food from Tom's BBC TV series!

  • Lose Weight For Good

    by Tom Kerridge

    Category: Family & Health, Non-fiction, Food & Drink
    Imprint: Absolute Press
    Publisher: Absolute Press
    Publication date: 28 Dec 2017
    ISBN: 9781472949295

    Lamb doner. Chicken tikka masala. Turkey burger. Doughnuts. If you think this doesn't sound like diet food, then think again. Featuring ALL the recipes from his BBC2 TV series, Tom Kerridge shows how you can enjoy all your FAVOURITE FOODS and still LOSE WEIGHT with his LOWER-CALORIE DIET WITH A DIFFERENCE. Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge has been developing top recipes for nearly three decades and knows how to make things taste good. He also understands how much willpower it takes to shift unhealthy excess weight, because he has lost over 11 stone in the last four years by following a low-carb diet.

  • It's Not About the Burqa

    by Mariam Khan

    Category: Current Affairs, Non-fiction, Religion, Biography & Memoirs
    Imprint: Picador
    Publisher: Pan Macmillan
    Publication date: 21 Feb 2019
    ISBN: 9781509886401

    It's Not About the Burqa is an anthology of essays by Muslim women about the contemporary Muslim female experience.

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  • The Snakes

    by Sadie Jones

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction
    Imprint: Chatto & Windus
    Publisher: Vintage Publishing
    Publication date: 7 Mar 2019
    ISBN: 9781784742553

    Driving through France they visit Bea's dropout brother Alex at the hotel he runs in Burgundy.When Alex and Bea's parents make a surprise visit, Dan can't understand why Bea is so appalled, or why she's never wanted him to know them; Maybe Bea's ashamed of him, or maybe she regrets the secrets she's been keeping.

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  • Lost Children Archive

    by Valerie Luiselli

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction
    Imprint: Fourth Estate Ltd
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date: 18 Feb 2019
    ISBN: 9780008290023

    The moving, powerful and urgent English-language debut from one of the brightest young stars in world literature

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  • Tad

    by Benji Davies

    Category: Children's
    Imprint: HarperCollins
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date: 7 Mar 2019
    ISBN: 9780008212797

    Sometimes the biggest stories come from the smallest beginnings...

  • The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did)

    by Philippa Perry

    Category: Family & Health, Non-fiction
    Imprint: Penguin Life
    Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date: 7 Mar 2019
    ISBN: 9780241250990

    This refreshing, judgement-free guide will help you to: * Understand how your own upbringing may affect your parenting * Accept that you will make mistakes and learn what you can do about them * Break negative cycles and patterns * Handle your own and your child's feelings * Understand what different behaviours communicate Full of sage and sane advice, this is the book that every parent will want to read and every child will wish their parents had.

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  • Pinch Of Nom

    by Catherine Allison and Kay Featherstone

    Category: Food & Drink, Non-fiction, Family & Health
    Imprint: Bluebird
    Publisher: Pan Macmillan
    Publication date: 21 Mar 2019
    ISBN: 9781529014068

    100 delicious and healthy recipes from the founders of Pinch of Nom, the UK's most popular food blog.

  • 1776: A London Chronicle

    by The Bunbury Press

    Category: History, Non-fiction
    Imprint: The Bunbury Press
    Publisher: The Bunbury Press
    Publication date: 7 Mar 2019
    ISBN: 9780956204615

    A day by day chronicle of life in London during the year in which America declared independence, based on a wide range of diaries, letters and newspaper reports. Featuring duels, elopements, and extravagant head-dresses, with a detailed Tour and over 370 contemporary illustrations. The result is a revealing portrait of London in a momentous year.

  • Late in the Day

    by Tessa Hadley

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction
    Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
    Publisher: Vintage Publishing
    Publication date: 14 Feb 2019
    ISBN: 9781787331112

    Alexandr and Christine and Zachary and Lydia have been close friends since they first met in their twenties. But instead of loss bringing them closer, the three of them find over the following months that it warps their relationships, as old entanglements and grievances rise from the past, and love and sorrow give way to anger and bitterness.

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  • The Surface Breaks

    by Louise O'Neill

    Category: Children's
    Imprint: Scholastic
    Publisher: Scholastic
    Publication date: 3 May 2018
    ISBN: 9781407185538

    Deep beneath the sea off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of being human... but at what terrible price? Hans Christian Andersen's dark original fairy tale is reimagined through a searing feminist lens, with the stunning, scalpel-sharp writing and world building that has won Louise her legions of devoted fans.

  • Asking For It

    by Louise O'Neill

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction
    Imprint: riverrun
    Publisher: Quercus Publishing
    Publication date: 3 Sep 2015
    ISBN: 9781784295868

    BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2015. The award-winning, bestselling novel about the life-shattering impact of sexual assault, rape and how victims are treated. For fans of Caitlin Moran, Marian Keyes and Jodi Picoult.

  • Almost Love

    by Louise O'Neill

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction
    Imprint: riverrun
    Publisher: Quercus Publishing
    Publication date: 1 Mar 2018
    ISBN: 9781784298869

    For fans of Marian Keyes, Dolly Alderton and Holly Bourne, ALMOST LOVE is one of the most addictive and heartbreaking reads of 2018

  • Say Her Name

    by Juno Dawson

    Category: Children's
    Imprint: Hot Key Books
    Publisher: Hot Key Books
    Publication date: 5 Jun 2014
    ISBN: 9781471402449

    Things get increasingly weird and more terrifying for Bobbie and Naya, until it becomes all too clear that Bloody Mary was indeed called from the afterlife that night, and she is definitely not a friendly ghost.

  • Clean

    by Juno Dawson

    Category: Children's
    Imprint: Quercus Children's Books
    Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
    Publication date: 5 Apr 2018
    ISBN: 9781786540362

    It's a dirty business getting clean ... Addiction and redemption, love and despair. Clean is Gossip Girl meets Girl, Interrupted, and it will have you hooked from the first page.

  • Goodbye, Perfect

    Sara Barnard

    Category: Children's
    Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books
    Publisher: Pan Macmillan
    Publication date: 30 Jan 2018
    ISBN: 9781509852864

    How far would you go to protect a friend? An incredible novel from the bestselling author of Beautiful Broken Things and A Quiet Kind of Thunder

  • Winter

    by Ali Smith

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction, Current Affairs, Non-fiction
    Imprint: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
    Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date: 28 Mar 2019
    ISBN: 9780241207048

    From the bestselling author of Autumn and Winter, as well as the Baileys Prize-winning How to be both, comes the next installment in the remarkable, once-in-a-generation masterpiece, the Seasonal Quartet What unites Katherine Mansfield, Charlie Chaplin, Shakespeare, Rilke, Beethoven, Brexit, the present, the past, the north, the south, the east, the west, a man mourning lost times, a woman trapped in modern times? Spring.

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  • The Crimson Petal and the White

    by Michel Faber

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction
    Imprint: Canongate Canons
    Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
    Publication date: 10 Apr 2014
    ISBN: 9781782114413

    Michel Faber's bestselling blockbuster set in 19th-century London.

  • The Cost of Living

    by Deborah Levy

    Category: Biography & Memoirs, Non-fiction
    Imprint: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
    Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date: 5 Apr 2018
    ISBN: 9780241267998

    The audacious and elegiac second installment in her 'living autobiography' on writing and womanhood, from the twice-Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Hot Milk and Swimming Home.

  • Washington Black

    by Esi Edugyan

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction
    Imprint: Serpent's Tail
    Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date: 2 Aug 2018
    ISBN: 9781846689598

    Inspired by a true story, Washington Black is the extraordinary tale of a world destroyed and made whole again.

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  • Fall of Giants

    by Ken Follett

    Category: Historical Fiction & Sagas, Fiction, Thrillers, Adventure, General & Literary Fiction
    Imprint: Pan Books
    Publisher: Pan Macmillan
    Publication date: 20 Sep 2018
    ISBN: 9781509848515

    From number one bestseller Ken Follett, Fall of Giants is an epic of love, hatred, revolution and as the Great War begins, the lives of five families become entwined forever.

  • Good Omens

    by Terry Prachett

    Category: Fantasy, Fiction
    Imprint: Gollancz
    Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
    Publication date: 11 Mar 2014
    ISBN: 9781473200852

    The hilarious end-of-the-world novel from two of the giants of fantasy fiction.

  • Doughtnut

    by Tom Holt

    Category: Science Fiction, Fiction
    Imprint: Orbit
    Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
    Publication date: 5 Mar 2013
    ISBN: 9781841497808

    From one of the best-loved comic writers in fantasy fiction comes another absurdly witty science fiction title - perfect for fans of Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett.

  • When It's a Jar

    by Tom Holt

    Category: Science Fiction, Fiction
    Imprint: Orbit
    Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
    Publication date: 17 Dec 2013
    ISBN: 9781841497822

    An absurdly witty novel of alternate universes and very unlikely heroes from one of Britain's best-loved comic writers - perfect for fans of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett.

  • Ready Player One

    by Ernest Cline

    Category: Science Fiction, Fiction, Adventure, General & Literary Fiction
    Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
    Publisher: Cornerstone
    Publication date: 5 Apr 2012
    ISBN: 9780099560432

    And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS - and his massive fortune - will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation.

  • Dark Matter

    by Blake Crouch

    Category: Thrillers, Fiction, Romance
    Imprint: Pan Books
    Publisher: Pan Macmillan
    Publication date: 24 Aug 2017
    ISBN: 9781447297581

    The fast-paced New York Times bestselling thriller of the year from Blake Crouch, author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy.

  • The Universe versus Alex Woods

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction
    Imprint: Hodder Paperback
    Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Publication date: 9 May 2013
    ISBN: 9781444765892

    A tale of an unexpected friendship, an unlikely hero and an improbable journey... This novel might just strike you as one of the funniest, most heartbreaking novels you've ever read.

  • The World's Wife

    by Carol Ann Duffy

    Category: Poetry, Non-fiction
    Imprint: Picador
    Publisher: Pan Macmillan
    Publication date: 8 Sep 2000
    ISBN: 9780330372220

    Poems of famous men - and the women who married them - by the Poet Laureate.

  • Dramatic Exchanges: The Lives and Letters of the National Theatre

    by Daniel Rosenthal

    Category: Non-fiction, Biography & Memoirs
    Imprint: Profile Books Ltd
    Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date: 1 Nov 2018
    ISBN: 9781781259351

    A unique collection of correspondence between the most celebrated actors, directors and playwrights of the past 50 years.

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  • On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

    by Ocean Vuong

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction
    Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
    Publisher: Vintage Publishing
    Publication date: 4 Jun 2019
    ISBN: 9781787331501

    Brilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original - poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a sweeping and shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to the redemptive power of storytelling On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read.

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  • Diary of a Somebody

    by Brian Bilston

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction, Humour, Non-fiction
    Imprint: Picador
    Publisher: Pan Macmillan
    Publication date: 11 Jun 2019
    ISBN: 9781529005547

    A unique mix of poetry and diary by the unofficial Poet Laureate of Twitter, the enigmatic Brian Bilston, this suburban murder mystery will appeal to fans of Adrian Mole and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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  • The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton

    by Anstey Harris

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance
    Imprint: Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date: 1 Jan 2019
    ISBN: 9781471173790

    For fans of uplifting fiction, this debut novel will make your heart soar.

  • Tomorrow

    by Elisabeth Russell Taylor

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction
    Imprint: Daunt Books
    Publisher: Daunt Books
    Publication date: 21 Feb 2018
    ISBN: 9781911547129

    Every year Elisabeth Danziger travels to the Danish island of Møn to spend a week at The Tamarisks, a lavish hotel which was once her family's second home. Elisabeth stays in the same room and walks familiar paths. She visits the local museum; she unscrews the panel of an old bath tub to retrieve the crumbling piece of paper on which is written her name and that of Daniel Eberhardt, her beloved cousin. Elisabeth's annual pilgrimage is part of a longstanding family promise to meet again in Møn after their separation during the war.

  • A Gentleman in Moscow

    by Amor Towles

    Category: Historical Fiction & Sagas, Fiction, General & Literary Fiction, Thrillers
    Imprint: Viking
    Publisher: Viking
    Publication date: 6 Sep 2016
    ISBN: 9780670026197

    On 21 June 1922, Count Alexander Rostov – recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt – is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol. 

    Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to house arrest indefinitely. But instead of his usual suite, he must now live in an attic room while Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval. 

    Can a life without luxury be the richest of all?

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  • Day of the Accident

    by Nuala Ellwood

    Category: Thrillers, Fiction, Crime & Mystery Fiction
    Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
    Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date: 28 Sep 2018
    ISBN: 9780241977347

    An emotional page-turner with amazing characters from the Top Ten bestselling author of My Sister's Bones, this thriller is perfect for fans of Clare Mackintosh's I Let You Go and Lisa Jewell's Watching You.

  • The Secret Commonwealth

    by Philip Pullman

    Category: Children's, General & Literary Fiction, Fiction, Crime & Mystery Fiction
    Imprint: Penguin and David Fickling Books
    Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date: 3 Oct 2019
    ISBN: 9780241373330

    It is twenty years since the events of La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One unfolded and saw the baby Lyra Belacqua begin her life-changing journey. It is almost ten years since readers left Lyra and the love of her young life, Will Parry, on a park bench in Oxford's Botanic Gardens at the end of the ground-breaking, bestselling His Dark Materials sequence. Now, in The Secret Commonwealth, we meet Lyra Silvertongue. And she is no longer a child

  • The Unseen

    by Roy Jacobsen

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction
    Imprint: MacLehose Press
    Publisher: Quercus Publishing
    Publication date: 15 May 2017
    ISBN: 9781848666108

    A group of children inherit an elemental paradise on earth in Roy Jacobsen's phenomenally bestselling new novel about love, poverty and tragedy in early twentieth century Norway

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  • Notes on a Nervous Planet

    by Matt Haig

    Category: Biography & Memoirs, Non-fiction, Family & Health
    Imprint: Canongate Books Ltd
    Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
    Publication date: 30 Jan 2019
    ISBN: 9781786892690

    The follow-up to the number one Sunday Times bestseller Reasons to Stay Alive

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  • The Salt Path

    by Raynor Winn

    Category: Biography & Memoirs, Non-fiction, Current Affairs, Family & Health
    Imprint: Michael Joseph Ltd
    Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date: 22 Mar 2018
    ISBN: 9780241349649

    Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, their home is taken away and they lose their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Carrying only the essentials for survival on their backs, they live wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea and sky.

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