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  • Man Booker Prize 2017 Shortlist - 6 Books - Collection - 9990000033195
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    Once again, we've brought together all six books (in keepsake hardback) that make up the Man Booker Prize Shortlist so that you can see if you agree with the judges' decision come 17 October.

    Celebrating the best contemporary fiction of the past 12 months, this year's shortlist has something for everyone and with our brilliant value collection, you're bound to find something to love. This year's list has everything from thought-provoking novels from acclaimed authors including Paul Auster and Ali Smith to a simply stunning debut from Fiona Mozlet.

    Among these brilliant books are an atmospheric debut about violence in contemporary society; an intelligent read about relationships, time and ageing; a love story about two people bonding in a world that is falling apart; a supernatural thriller featuring Abraham Lincoln's son; Paul Auster's account of four parallel lives; and a novel that asks 'how far would you go to belong?'
  • Stephen Booth Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780751570229 - Stephen Booth
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    Stephen Booth
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    Nominated for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, Stephen Booth is a talented author whose books are drenched in atmosphere and suspense. They will appeal to readers of Denise Mina and Peter James.

    Dead and Buried is the first book in the series and brutal acts of firestarting have ravaged the Peak District. DS Ben Cooper believes these blazes are best left to the firefighters, but then an intruder breaks into an abandoned pub and Cooper uncovers some grim surprises. There's evidence of a double homicide and a fresh corpse... It's up to Cooper and DI Diane Fry to discover what links the three deaths and discover those responsible for the raging fires...

    Already Dead finds Derbyshire in the midst of a summer of endless rain. A man's body has been discovered lying in shallow weather, but the weather has swollen the rivers and flooded the roads, making travel difficult and forensic examination impossible... Soon, the officers are put under intolerable strain and loyalties are split.

    Corpse Bridge has a landowner announcing plans to deconsecrate a burial ground and turn it into a car park. But as works starts, bodies begin to appear on this funeral march. Could there be a serial killer on the loose?

    This collection contains books 12-14 in Stephen Booth's Cooper and Fry series.
    Format: paperback
  • Kate Ellis Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780349417752 - Kate Ellis
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    Kate Ellis
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    Kate Ellis' Wesley Peterson novels are perfect for fans of Barbara Cleverly, Tania Carver and Elly Griffiths. They are classic crime with an archaeological twist and could be described as 'Midsomer Murders set in Devon'.

    The Flesh Tailor finds DI Peterson investigating the shooting of Dr James Dalcott. He discovers he was popular but had been harbouring strange and dramatic family secrets. Meanwhile, archaeologist Neil Watson has discovered a number of skeletons in Tailors Court that could be linked to a 16th century body-snatching physician...

    The Jackal Man finds DI Peterson looking into the murder of a girl that might be related to an ancient ritual linked to Anubis, the jackal-headed Egyptian god of death and mummification; and The Shadow Collector focuses on the strange case of a mother and daughter who were rumoured to be witches.

    Format: paperback
    This collection includes books 14, 15, 17, 18 and 19 in Kate Ellis' Wesley Peterson crime series
  • Ben Aaronovitch Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250946 - Ben Aaronovitch
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    Ben Aaronovitch
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    Ben Aaronovitch's Peter Grant series is a compelling combination of crime thriller and fantasy fiction. They follow a Probationary Constable in the Metropolitan Police Service who just so happens to be a trainee wizard.

    Written with a wry sense of humour and with little-known facts about London scattered throughout, Peter has to deal with a wide range of perplexing crimes throughout these page-turning novels. Broken Homes has Peter looking into the case of a mutilated body in Crawley. Could it be another killer on the loose or the work of a twisted magician known as the Faceless Man?

    Foxglove Summer finds Peter heading to a small village in Herefordshire where the police are reluctant to admit there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of local children; and The Hanging Tree follows Peter as he is plunged into the alien world of the super-rich...
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    Narrated by big-name actors including Dan Stevens, Bill Nighy, Rory Kinnear and Damien Lewis, this audio collection contains the first four books in Ian Fleming's classic James Bond series.

    Featuring Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker and Diamonds are Forever, these CDs (complete with original, unabridged text) follow the spy on his various missions and are sure to keep anyone who loves all things 007 happily entertained.

    Casino Royale follows Bond as he aims to neutralise the Russian operative Le Chiffre by ruining him at the baccarat table; Moonraker has him trying to stop a millionaire-backed project that could threaten Britain's defence system; Live and Let Die is a tale of terror, treachery and torture; and Diamonds are Forever finds diamonds being smuggled from Africa to America via Britain.

    Format: CD

    Unabridged

    Approximate running time: 26 hours
  • WWII Military Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781407251004
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    From the Dambusters bombing raid to the story that inspired the classic film, The Great Escape, this collection is full of fascinating reads for anyone interested in military history.

    With five books to read through, it will provide hours of reading. The Battle for the Code is the story of how the German Enigma codes were broken (as seen in the Benedict Cumberbatch film The Imitation Game); Ill Met by Moonlight is an adventure story about how the Special Forces kidnapped the General of Crete; and The Great Escape is the story of a mass escape from a WWII German PoW camp.

    This collection also includes Wings on My Sleeve, test pilot Eric Brown's autobiography; and The Dambusters Raid, a definitive account of the most audacious bombing raid of the Second World War.
  • Hilary Green Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781473677128 - Hilary Green
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    Hilary Green
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    Hilary Green's novels will tug at your heartstrings as they follow the experiences of various individuals throughout the Second World War. This collection brings together three books that you will be reading long into the night.

    Never Say Goodbye follows Diana 'Steve' Escott-Stevens as she applies to become an agent for the Special Operations Executive. She is readily accepted and sent off for training. It's demanding and extensive but when she is quickly sent to France, she will need all the sabotage, coding, combat and parachuting skills she has recently learned...
    Now is the Hour finds four firm friends forced to part when Neville Chamberlain declares war on Germany. All very different people, they have to decide what is important to them and try to find each other in terrible wartime circumstances. We'll Meet Again has 17-year-old Frankie Franconi falling in love with the charismatic British officer, Nick Harper. He falls for her as well and soon Frankie has signed up for the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. But when she signs the Official Secrets Act, she ends up on an adventure laced with danger and terrible choices...

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  • Andrea Camilleri Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509858217 - Andrea Camilleri
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    Andrea Camilleri
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    This huge collection follows the first 10 investigations of the one and only Inspector Salvo Montalbano. Adapted into a popular television series, if you imagine Inspector Morse in Italy you will be halfway there! These books are fantastic for fans of Donna Leon and Michael Dibdin.

    The Shape of the Water is the first ever book starring the wry detective and it follows him as he looks into the death of an engineer of the Splendour Refuse Collection Company. The coroner's verdict is the death was from natural causes - but Montalbano has other ideas...

    Honest and streetwise, Montalbano makes it his mission to uncover the truth, despite obstacles from the police, the judge and the bishop.

    This collection includes books 1-10 in Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano series. Format: paperback
  • DC Comics: A Visual History Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9780241309810
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    Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are instantly recognisable superheroes all over the world and this eight-book collection .

    Packed with original comic book art by famed illustrators including Jim Lee, Alex Ross and Adam Hughes, these hardback books cover all the way from 1935 to the present day: The Bronze Age, The Silver Age, The Golden Age and The Modern Age. All presented in chronological order, each volume features key character profiles and guides to the iconic cities.

    With the success of both Wonder Woman and Justice League at the cinema this year, this is a must-have compendium for DC fans. In fact, when they receive the set they'll have a smile as big as The Joker's... These books come presented in a keepsake slipcase.

    Format: Hardback
  • The Lake District Mysteries Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780749022310 - Martin Edwards
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    Set against the atmospheric backdrop of the Lake District, Martin Edwards' bestselling novels have been acclaimed by the likes of Ann Cleeves and are sure to have you on tenterhooks as you await the next big shock or surprise...

    The Coffin Trail, the first book in the series, was shortlisted for Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year and it's a book that proves you can never truly bury the past... Oxford historian Daniel Kind and his partner Miranda buy a cottage in Brackdale to start a new life but it soon turns out this cottage belonged to a murder suspect. Daniel believes the accused was innocent but when the police launch a cold case review, skeletons come out of the closet and Daniel's life becomes closely entwined with that of the feisty DCI Hannah Scarlett.

    The Cipher Garden follows DCI Scarlett as she suspects Tina Howe of killing her husband. However, the widow is getting death threats of her own. Rounding off our set is The Arsenic Labyrinth; a captivating novel about a decade-old disappearance...
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  • Harlan Coben Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781407250977 - Harlan Coben
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    Harlan Coben
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    This captivating collection contains five stand-alone thrillers from Harlan Coben, one of the world's most popular and influential thriller writers.

    Stay Close is the tale of three ordinary people who quickly discover the American dream can be a nightmare when trying to escape from your past; Six Years finds Jake Fisher's world completely turned upside down as he tracks down the love of his life at her husband's funeral - but she's nowhere to be seen; Missing You focuses on the lies that bind people together when NYPD detective Kat Donovan finds an ex on a dating site.

    No Second Chance follows Marc Seidman as he is given a second chance to save his daughter 18 months after she was kidnapped and his wife was brutally murdered; and Tell No One has a doctor seeing a webcam image of the wife he thought he'd lost...
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  • Liza Picard History Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250991
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    Covering the Victorian and Elizabethan eras alongside Dr. Johnson's time, these three books from Liza Picard provide a vivid social history of London through the ages.

    Victorian London covers everything from rag-gatherers to royalty and fish knives to freemasons as it explains how ordinary people lived in this important time; Elizabeth's London starts by focusing on the River Thames and its role in the city's history. It then moves on to describe the streets, houses and gardens that were popular during this time.

    Dr. Johnson's London focuses on the years between 1740 and 1770, when the gin craze was just starting to gain ground. She also looks back at the clothes, hobbies, houses and etiquette of the era.

    Format: Paperback
  • The Grantchester Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781408896167 - James Runcie
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    James Runcie
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    As seen on ITV, The Grantchester Mysteries are addictive and engaging. This collection brings together the first three books in James Runcie's bestselling series.

    Sidney Chambers is the vicar of Grantchester but he also happens to be a reluctant detective. He teams up with the rogueish Inspector Geordie Keating to solve a number of baffling cases that have engulfed his village. Together the duo have to look into the death of a famous jazz promoter's daughter; a shocking art forgery; and the suspect suicide of a Cambridgeshire solicitor.

    The TV series starring James Norton and Robson Green is hugely popular and these novels are equally compelling. The Times described them as 'An absolute treat... All manner of nostalgic delights' and we're sure you will agree.
  • Ann Cleeves Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509858231 - Ann Cleeves
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    Ann Cleeves
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    This bumper collection provides the perfect introduction to Ann Cleeves' bestselling stories. It contains five novels in the Vera series (adapted into a hit ITV drama starring Brenda Blethyn) and five books from the Shetland series (adapted by the BBC into a popular show starring Douglas Henshall).

    Available for an unbelievable Book People price, the first five books in the Vera series follow Vera Stanhope as the detective investigates a series of strange occurrences across the North Pennines. She starts by joining three very different women as they arrive at an isolated cottage to complete an environmental survey. But when they get there, they find the body of one of Bella's friends... Vera also makes fresh inquiries into the decade-old case of the murder of a 15-year-old girl; and investigates the disappearance of her hippy neighbour.

    Set in the remote community of the Shetland Islands, the five Shetland books follow Jimmy Perez as he encounters all manner of evil characters. He finds his neighbour left for dead after being strangled; looks into the case of an amnesiac's 'suicide'; and has to deal with the discovery of a woman's body at the supposed sanctuary of the Fair Isles bird observatory.
  • Charity Norman Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781760632649 - Charity Norman
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    Charity Norman
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    Charity Norman writes contemporary fiction with a deliciously dark edge and we'd recommend all three titles in this collection for fans of Jodi Picoult and Joanna Trollope.

    See You in September is a fascinating read all about a woman called Cassy who heads to New Zealand for a short break before her best friend's wedding. She's just broken up with her boyfriend and accepts an invitation to stay in an idyllic farming collective. She finds herself falling for Justin, the farm's charismatic leader, and convinces herself she has to stay... This is a powerful story of family, faith and finding yourself.

    The Son in Law is an engrossing novel about a father who killed his wife and his desperation to see his children. Understandably, their grandparents have no intention of letting Joseph anywhere near them. The ensuing court case brings all kinds of memories and emotions to the surface; After the Fall is an original tale that finds tragedy hitting the McNamara family just after they move to New Zealand...

    Format: Paperback
  • The Lewis Trilogy - 3 Books - Collection - 9781786488930 - Peter May
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    Peter May
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    This gripping collection of ingenious crime fiction brings together all three novels in Peter May's internationally acclaimed and million-selling Lewis trilogy.

    The series starts with The Blackhouse, a book that finds a brutal killing taking place on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland. It's a beautiful place but it's laced with danger and darkness. Born in the area, Detective Fin Macleod has been sent from Edinburgh to investigate a murder and he quickly realises that something terrible is lurking within the close-knit island community...

    The Lewis Man finds Macleod dealing with the case of an unidentified corpse that has a DNA sibling match to a local farmer who suffers from dementia; and The Chessmen finds a spate of illegal game-hunting activities taking place on the island.

    Violent, brutal and compelling, this is a series for anyone who enjoys reading the likes of Tess Gerritsen and Elly Griffiths.

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Peter May's Lewis Trilogy.

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  • Bletchley Park Puzzles Collection - Collection - 9781788288156
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    Produced by the Bletchley Park Trust (the central site for British codebreakers during World War II), this collection will test all your puzzle-solving skills.

    With cryptic crosswords, IQ puzzles, codebreaking puzzles and number and mathematical puzzles all included, there are so many puzzles to complete and each one is sure to train your brain.

    Designed for serious puzzle enthusiasts, these books will test your grey matter and show if you have what it takes to have worked at Bletchley Park during the war. Can you crack the codes?
  • Frederick Forsyth Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780099586326 - Frederick Forsyth
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    Frederick Forsyth
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    Featuring unputdownable novels alongside an array of short stories, this fantastic 12-book collection features the very best work from bestselling author Frederick Forsyth, including The Day of the Jackal.

    Other highlights include The Odessa File, a story set in 1963 which finds a young German reporter in a life-and-death hunt for a notorious former concentration camp commander; The Fourth Protocol, a tale of espionage and international intrigue; and No Comebacks, a collection of 10 stories encompassing deception, blackmail, murder and revenge.

    Great for lovers of both short stories and gripping, suspenseful fiction, this is a must-have collection of Forsyth's writing that is fascinating, pacy and informative.

    The dimensions of each book in this collection are 178 x 111mm
  • Elizabeth Noble Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781405928076 - Elizabeth Noble
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    Elizabeth Noble
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    Wonderfully romantic, these five books from bestselling author Elizabeth Noble will make you laugh and cry. Full of emotion, the books are available for a simply unbelievable Book People price.

    Each separate story is equally compelling and sure to tug at your heartstrings. Elizabeth's debut, Things I Want My Daughters to Know finds Barbara having to say a final farewell to all four of her daughters. But how can she find the words? And how can she leave them when they all have so much growing up to do? She decides on writing each vastly different daughter a letter - giving her the chance to express the hopes, dears, dreams and secrets she couldn't always voice...

    The Girl Next Door looks at the dreams, heartbreak and desires hidden behind the closed doors of one apartment building in New York's Upper East Side; The Reading Group focuses on two best friends who can't quite admit that they're in loveless marriages; The Friendship Test finds a group of college friends trying to fix their bond 20 years after their studies when tragedy strikes; and Alphabet Weekends is a rom-com that finds Tom finally letting his lifelong crush how he feels through a series of activities - in alphabetical order.
  • Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780711234925 - Alfred Wainwright
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    Alfred Wainwright
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    A beautiful anniversary edition of all seven of the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells by the fell-walking legend A. Wainwright.

    The pages have been freshly reproduced from the original artwork and then printed and bound to match the first-edition books as closely as possible. Completely unabridged and unedited, the maps and text are just how Wainwright wrote them.

    There simply is nothing quite like Wainwright's guides, and having been treasured by generations of keen walkers, this set makes a wonderful gift for a new enthusiast. Perfect for walkers and lovers of the Lakeland Fells, as well as those who simply love stunningly presented books.
  • Agatha Christie Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780007962266 - Agatha Christie
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    Agatha Christie
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    With the drama starring Kim Cattrall, Billy Howle, Toby Jones and Andrea Riseborough one of the highlights of last year's BBC Christmas schedule, this collection features Agatha Christie's The Witness for the Prosecution and many other short stories and novels.

    The Witness for the Prosecution will take you back to the 1920s when a shocking murder has stained the carpets of a London townhouse. The victim is a very rich older woman called Emily French and all the evidence is pointing to Leonard Vole, a young chancer who was due to inherit the heiress' fortune. Or, at least, this is what Emily's housekeeper is claiming in court...

    One of the world's favourite mystery writers, this tale is joined by 11 other short stories (including the exclusive Poirot and the Regatta Mystery) and four Hercule Poirot novels.
  • Kate Morton Collection - Collection - 9781509858248 - Kate Morton
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    Kate Morton
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    Kate Morton writes intelligent and thought-provoking fiction and this collection contains three of her best novels.

    The House at Riverton is both a thrilling mystery and a tender love story. Influenced by the likes of Atonement and Gosford Park, it finds events in the summer of 1924 and the winter of 1999 intertwining in almost unbelievable ways. In the middle of 1920s, a young port takes his life on the eve of a glittering society party. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again after this night. At the end of the 20th century, 98-year-old Grace Bradley, once a housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide and this opens all sorts of old wounds - including a terrible and shocking secret.

    The Secret Keeper is a heartbreaking story of mysteries and secrets that moves between the 1930s, the 1960s and the present day; and The Lake House is an enchanting book about a missing child, an abandoned house and an unsolved mystery...
  • Creating Success Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780749470951
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    Written by experts and rooted in psychology, the three books in the Take Charge of Your Life collection will help you pick up a number of important and valuable life skills. They will assist you in reaching your goals and fulfilling your potential.
    How to Deal with Stress will help you understand the psychological causes of stress and the resulting physical effects, enabling you to improve and enhance your well-being; while How to Organize Yourself has tips on how to focus on things that provide results, overcome distractions and shows how you can avoid information overload.
    A great way of reducing stress and fatigue, this collection also includes Develop Your Assertiveness, a book that will help you become more aware of your own strengths and weaknesses.
  • Mary Higgins Clark Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781471163005 - Mary Higgins
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    Mary Higgins
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    Mary Higgins Clark is one of the world's best-loved thriller writers. Her books sell in their millions and are full of twists and turns that keep readers on tenterhooks and sleeping with the lights on. This five-book collection is sure to keep you reading long into the night.

    Daddy's Gone A-Hunting finds Hannah Connelly plunged into a nightmare when her family's business is devastated by a huge fire. Could it have been the result of arson? And just what was Hannah's high-flying accountant sister doing in the building in the middle of the night... I've Got You Under My Skin has Laurie Morgan dealing with murder once more as she produces a true-crime, cold-case TV show. As survivors of a 21-year-old murder open up, shocking secrets are unveiled. Laurie also appears in The Cinderella Murder, which finds the show investigating a case of murder where nothing quite adds up...

    The Lost Years features Mariah uncovering the true motive behind her father's death. Could it be something to do with the highly valuable 15th century artefact that fell into his possession? I'll Walk Alone is a spine-tingling story finds the mother of a kidnapped son having her identity stolen.