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The Radio 4 series, A Point Of View gives presenters the chance to vent about anything they feel like. Having aired his opinions 60 times, Clive James is clearly one of the most popular guests and always has something to say. This book brings together all his ramblings, as the media critic reflects on everything from the Olympics and 24 to giving up smoking and Harry Potter. An entertaining and informative read that is ideal for fans of Clive and the radio show.
The second novel from Stef Penney, the Costa award-winning author of The Tenderness of Wolves, this hardback edition of The Invisible Ones is an absorbing read. Set amongst a community of gypsies, the intriguing murder mystery sees small-time private investigator Ray Lovell veering between paralysis and delirium in a hospital bed following his attempts to find missing girl Rose Janko. With a mysterious plot and a fascinating analysis of the insecurities that lurk within families and relationships, this is a gripping work of fiction that explores the Romany world quite brilliantly.
Number one bestselling author Lynda La Plante returns with the highly anticipated Wrongful Death. The thrilling novel sees DCI Anna Travis set the task of reviewing an old case that's far from being closed. Six months after the body of a nightclub owner is found with a single gun shot wound to his head and the gun in his right hand, suicide is decided. But details are surfacing that suggest others were involved... Travis soon wraps up the case and receives a transfer to the FBI for training in America. Senior FBI agent Jessie Dewar is seconded to Anna's new team however, and the competence of the original investigation is thrown into instant disrepute... An addictive blend of gritty storylines, sadistic killers and chilling crime make this another breathless read from La Plante.
From Robyn Young, the bestselling author of the Brethren trilogy, Renegade tells the story of Robert the Bruce. Epic in scope and superbly researched, it is a dazzling story of conspiracy and divided loyalties, battle and betrayal. A brilliantly drawn portrait of the medieval world, it describes how Edward, the King of England is marching to Scotland, desperate to unite the British Isles under one crown, but Robert Bruce is the only man who can stop him. Determined to stop Edward, Robert seems a long way from achieving his ambition of fulfilling his family's claim to the throne of Scotland. And there are other eyes on Scotland's crown too... This superb piece of historical fiction offers an enlightening portrait of the medieval world.
The ideal gift for anyone who has been captivated by True Blood - either the books or TV series - The Sookie Stackhouse Companion is a unique hardback guide to the dark fantasy world of Bon Temps. Packed with features, including a map of the town and a brand new Sookie story, this comprehensive guide from Charlaine Harris offers a unique insight into the author's thoughts and writing process, as well revealing facts and information about Sookie's character. Delve deeper into True Blood than ever before with this ultimate guide for Sookie fanatics.
Pies and tarts are the ultimate comfort food. Whether sweet or savoury, elegant or hearty, they are great for relaxed entertaining, family get-togethers or weekend suppers. Tart It Up! Sweet & Savoury Tarts & Pies is an irresistible cookbook where Baking Mad star and Continental Patissier of the Year winner Eric Lanlard demonstrates how to make the best pastry and shares his favourite recipes, including classics with a twist plus ideas inspired by his travels. With step-by-step instructions on how to make every type of pastry and delicious fool-proof recipes for sweet and savoury treats, this wonderful hardback cookbook is a great way to bring some pastry magic into the kitchen every time you bake.
Written by national treasure Michael Palin, The Truth tells the story of Keith Mabbut, a man currently at at a crossroads in his life. When he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to write the biography of the elusive Hamish Melville, a highly influential activist and humanitarian - he seizes the chance to write something meaningful. His search to find out the real story behind the legend takes him all the way to Orissa and the environmental hotspots of India. The more Keith discovers about Hamish, the more he admires him - and the more he connects with an idealist who wanted to make a difference. But is Hamish really who he claims to be? A wonderful portrayal of an ordinary man on an extraordinary adventure, this hardback is warm, witty, original and surprising!