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Telling real-life and classic stories in an exciting illustrated style, our extensive range of non-fiction and literary graphic novels will delight fans of comics and graphic novels.

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Non-Fiction & Literary Graphic Novels

Telling real-life and classic stories in an exciting illustrated style, our extensive range of non-fiction and literary graphic novels will delight fans of comics and graphic novels.

  • Ripley's Believe It or Not

    Tony Isabella

    Product Code: BTPRD
    Paperback
    A 96-page anthology of some of the most astonishing oddities in the Ripley's Believe It or Not! collection, written and illustrated by an equally mind-blowing mix of comic book legends and rising stars. A collection of 8-page stories and fun facts in the inimitable Ripley style! You'll have to see it to believe it!
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  • Persepolis I and II

    Marjane Satrapi

    Product Code: AACVP
    Paperback 13 years +

    Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood is wise, funny and touching and told in an accessible graphic book form. Marjane Satrapi describes life in Tehran during the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and is guaranteed to captivate readers young and old. Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return is a continuation of the story and follows the author as she moves to Austria and attends high school and art college. Bold illustrations and a moving story, simply told make this pair of graphic novels a must read!

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  • Guts

    Raina Telgemeier

    Product Code: BZRRU
    Hardback
    A true story from Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple award-winning author of Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts! Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it's probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she's dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina's tummy trouble isn't going away... and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What's going on? Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to face - and conquer - her fears.
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  • Amazing Fantastic Incredible

    Stan Lee

    Product Code: BUPDH
    Paperback
    In this gorgeously illustrated, full-colour graphic memoir, Stan Lee - comic book legend and co-creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk and a legion of other Marvel superheroes - shares his iconic legacy and the story of how modern comics came to be. Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. The most legendary name in the history of comic books, he was the leading creative force behind Marvel Comics, and brought to life - and into the mainstream - some of the world's best-known heroes and most infamous villains throughout his career. His stories - filled with superheroes struggling with personal hang-ups and bad guys who possessed previously unseen psychological complexity - added wit and subtlety to a field previously locked into flat portrayals of good v evil. Lee put the human in superhuman and, in doing so, created a new mythology for the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In this beautifully illustrated graphic memoir - illustrated by celebrated artist Colleen Doran - discover the true story behind the man, written with the same inimitable wit, energy and offbeat spirit that he brought to the world of comics. Moving from his impoverished childhood in Manhattan to his early days writing comics, through his military training films during World War II and the rise of the Marvel empire in the 1960s to the current cinematic resurgence, Amazing Fantastic Incredible documents the life of a man and the legacy of an industry and career. This funny, moving and incredibly honest memoir is a must-have for collectors and fans of comic books and graphic novels of every age.
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  • Charles Darwin's on the Origin of Species

    Michael Keller

    Product Code: BIIXY
    Paperback
    Published 150 years ago, Charles Darwin's "On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life" caused an uproar from the moment it was released on 24th November 1859. At once heralded for changing the course of science and condemned for its implied challenges to religion, few books have been as controversial or as historically significant. In "On The Origin Of Species", author Michael Keller and illustrator Nicolle Rager Fuller introduce a new generation of readers to Darwin's groundbreaking treatise. Drawing on the author's own words - and rarely seen letters he exchanged with this contemporaries - Keller and Fuller have produced an accessible, artfully rendered adaption of Darwin's masterwork. Including sections about the primary research that led to "On The Origin of Species", the initial public response, and recent breakthroughs in evolutionary theory, this is a riveting, immersive read and is sure to breathe new life into Darwin's seminal and still polarising work.
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  • The Hobbit

    JRR Tolkien

    Product Code: ABVWL
    Paperback
    First published in 1990, David Wenzel's comic book adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit was an immediate success and has become one of the best-loved graphic novels of the last 30 years. The Hobbit tells the story of Bilbo Baggins, a contented hobbit whose life is turned upside down when he joins the wizard Gandalf and thirteen dwarves on their quest to reclaim stolen treasure. This graphic novel version has beautiful illustrations and includes a carefully abridged text of the original novel which is sure to be treasured by Hobbit fans of all ages, everywhere. This graphic novel is perfect for enticing youngsters into reading more fantasy and becoming devout Tolkien fans.
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  • How to Have Feminist Sex

    Flo Perry

    Product Code: CAXBB
    Hardback
    We talk about feminism in the workplace and we talk about dating after #MeToo, but women's own patriarchal conditioning can be the hardest enemy to defeat. When it comes to our sex lives, few of us are free of niggling fears and body image insecurities. Rather than enjoying and exploring our bodies uninhibited, we worry about our bikini lines, bulging tummies and whether we're doing it 'right'. Flo broaches everything from faking it to consent, stress to kink, and how losing your virginity isn't so different to eating your first chocolate croissant. Her mission is to get more people talking openly about what they do and don't want from every romantic encounter.
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  • Sensible Footwear: A Girl's Guide

    Kate Charlesworth

    Product Code: BYLOQ
    Paperback
    Peopled by a cast of gay icons such as Dusty Springfield, Billie Jean King, Dirk Bogarde and Alan Turing, and featuring key moments such as Stonewall, Gay Pride and Section 28, Sensible Footwear: A Girl's Guide, is the first graphic history documenting lesbian life from 1950 to the present. It is a stunning, personal, graphic memoir and a milestone itself in LGBT history. In 1950, when Kate was born, male homosexuality carried a custodial sentence. But female homosexuality had never been an offence in the UK, effectively rendering lesbians even more invisible than they already were-often to themselves. Growing up in Yorkshire, the young Kate had to find role models wherever she could, in real life, books, film and TV. Sensible Footwear is a fascinating history of how post-war Britain transformed from a country hostile towards `queer' lives to the LGBQTI+ universe of today, recording the political gains and challenges against a backdrop of personal experience: realising her own sexuality, coming out to her parents, enbracing lesbian and gay culture, losing friends to AIDS. Kate's ex-navy dad said to her: `You shouldn't have told her, love... you should have just told me.' But it turned out her mother might have known a bit more about life, too.
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    Harper Lee

    Product Code: BSNUG
    Hardback
    A beautifully crafted graphic novel adaptation of Harper Lee's beloved American classic. `Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit `em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' A haunting portrait of race and class, innocence and injustice, hypocrisy and heroism, tradition and transformation in the Deep South of the 1930s, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird remains as important today as it was upon its initial publication in 1960, during the turbulent years of the Civil Rights movement. Now, this most beloved and acclaimed novel is reborn for a new age as a gorgeous graphic novel. Scout, Jem, Boo Radley, Atticus Finch and the small town of Maycomb, Alabama, are all captured in vivid and moving illustrations by artist Fred Fordham. Enduring in vision, Harper Lee's timeless novel illuminates the complexities of human nature and the depths of the human heart with humour, unwavering honesty and a tender, nostalgic beauty. Lifetime admirers and new readers alike will be touched by this special visual edition.
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  • Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

    MR James

    Product Code: AVNUY
    Paperback
    Curl up by the fire and enter the sinister, supernatural world of Montague Rhodes James, the master of the English ghost story. Chillingly atmospheric, quietly terrifying, M.R. James's stories explore the darkness just beyond the flicker of the candle or the creaking door. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, Vol. 1 comprises graphic adaptations of four of James's most compelling and unsettling stories, plunging readers into a world of pervasive, creeping disquiet - a world populated by vengeful phantoms, disturbing visions and spectral works of art. Published on the 80th anniversary of James's death, this is a graphic novel to be read on a winter's night, a book to curl up with - but not a book for the faint-hearted.
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  • March

    Andrew Aydin

    Product Code: AUVFJ
    Paperback
    The award-winning, number 1 New York Times bestselling trilogy is complete! Celebrate with this commemorative set containing all three volumes of March in a stunning new slipcase designed by Nate Powell and Chris Ross and colored by Jose Villarrubia.
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  • Rewriting Stella

    Dan Tuttle

    Product Code: CBPTO
    Paperback
    This is a story about what we stand for, and how that makes us who we are. It's a coming-of-age tale about a girl, a boy, a dog, a dam, a travel ban, an orange toddler, a political movement and the hip-hop guide to life. It's a novel that confronts questions of privilege, identity, voice and influence in a post-truth world. But most of all, it's about the power of the stories we tell ourselves.
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  • Mikel

    Judith Vanistendael

    Product Code: CBGOI
    Hardback
    Mikel lives with his wife and two children in Costur, an idyllic Spanish town surrounded by hills. He has a job selling confectionary, but Mikel is a dreamer, not a businessman, and money is tight. What's more, the mundanity of small-town life is preventing him from fulfilling a life-long dream: to become a writer. Seeking both drama and financial security, Mikel takes a job as a bodyguard. His family is soon uprooted to the Basque country, where Mikel is charged with protecting politicians from the armed separatist group ETA. It is a job that provides drama worthy of the pagebut only at the cost of fear, uncertainty and family breakdown. In Mikel, author Mark Bellido draws on his own experiences to create a powerful and provocative story about a man who risks everything in the pursuit of a dream.
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  • The Book of Forks

    Rob Davis

    Product Code: CAZDO
    Paperback
    The Motherless Oven and The Can Opener's Daughter may have raised more questions than they answered. But The Book of Forks explains everything. Castro Smith finds himself imprisoned within the mysterious Power Station, writing his Book of Forks while navigating baffling daily meetings with Poly, a troubled young woman who may be his teacher, his doctor, his prison guard... or something else entirely. Meanwhile, back home, Vera and Scarper's search for their missing friend takes them through the chaotic warzone of the Bear Park and into new and terrifying worlds. With The Book of Forks, Rob Davis completes his abstract adventure trilogy by stepping inside Castro's disintegrating mind, to reveal the truth about the history of the world, the meaning of existence and the purpose of kitchen scales.
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  • Commute:An Illustrated Memoir of Female Shame

    Erin Williams

    Product Code: CAYTA
    Hardback
    An intimate, clever, and ultimately gut-wrenching graphic memoir about the daily decision women must make between being sexualized or being invisible In Commute, we follow author and illustrator Erin Williams on her daily commute to and from work, punctuated by recollections of sexual encounters as well as memories of her battle with alcoholism, addiction, and recovery. As she moves through the world navigating banal, familiar, and sometimes uncomfortable interactions with the familiar-faced strangers she sees daily, Williams weaves together a riveting collection of flashbacks. Her recollections highlight the indefinable moments when lines are crossed and a woman must ask herself if the only way to avoid being objectified is to simply cease to draw any attention to her physical being. She delves into the gray space that lives between consent and assault and tenderly explores the complexity of the shame, guilt, vulnerability, and responsibility attached to both.
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  • The Envious Siblings

    Landis Blair

    Product Code: CAYNA
    Hardback
    Inspired by the dark imagination of Edward Gorey, Envious Siblings is a twisted and hauntingly funny debut. Comics artist Landis Blair interweaves absurdist horror and humour into brief, rhyming vignettes at once transgressive and hilarious. In Blair's surreal universe, a lost child watches as bewhiskered monsters gobble up her fellow train passengers; a band of children merrily play a gut-churning game with playground toys; and two sisters, grinning madly, tear each other apart. These charmingly perverse creations take ordinary settings-a living room, a subway car, a playground-and spin them in a nightmarish direction. Envious Siblings heralds a brilliant new cartooning talent and will captivate readers who have thrilled to the lurid fantasies of Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake, Charles Addams, Shel Silverstein and Tim Burton.
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  • The Wicked + The Divine Volume 9: Okay

    Kieron Gillen

    Product Code: CAYJQ
    Paperback
    After five years, we reach the final volume. We go not gentle into that good night, but go driving a converted tank, covered in glitter and spangles, with a soundsystem audible from Mars blaring nothing but bangers. Gods, pop stars, an ending. We'll miss you. Collects THE WICKED +THE DIVINE #40-45
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  • Deep Breaths

    Chris Gooch

    Product Code: BZRXP
    Paperback
    A space bounty hunter tracks down a frog princess, a woman finds a condom where it shouldn't be, and a spoiled art student works his first freelance job. Deep Breaths is a collection of short comics about tension, violence, monsters, and moments... including the awardwinning story "Mooreland Mates" and nine other tales, rarely or never before seen. Builds on the fantastic critical reception of Gooch's first book Bottled Another step forward for the growing appreciation of literary short comics as a format Like Carolyn Nowak, Chris Gooch (b. 1993) is a real "voice of a generation" that resonates with 20something readers but also appeals to older readers with a wisdom beyond his years Praise for Chris Gooch, winner of the Silver Ledger Award for excellence in Australian comics: "Gooch lingers over camera lenses, the arc of a knife through space, the pause before someone makes a fateful decision, and other liminal moments in a life hurtling towards destruction... Devastating." Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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  • Drawing Power: Women's Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, an

    Diane Noomin

    Product Code: BZRGZ
    Hardback
    More than 60 female comics creators share their personal experiences with sexual violence and harassment through new and original comics Inspired by the global #MeToo Movement, Drawing Power: Women's Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival is a collection of original, nonfiction comics drawn by more than 60 female cartoonists from around the world. Featuring such noted creators as Emil Ferris, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, MariNaomi, Liana Finck, and Ebony Flowers the anthology's contributors comprise a diverse group of many ages, sexual orientations, and races-and their personal stories convey the wide spectrum of sexual harassment and abuse that is still all too commonplace. With a percentage of profits going to RAINN, Drawing Power is an anthology that stokes the fires of progressive social upheaval, in the fight for a better, safer world.
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  • Vanni

    Benjamin Dix

    Product Code: BZOWQ
    Paperback
    This moving, exceptional graphic novel portrays the personal experiences of modern warfare, he processes of forced migration and the struggles of seeking asylum in Europe. Inspired by Dix's experience of working in Sri Lanka for the United Nations during the war, Vanni draws upon over four years of meticulous research, includes first-hand interviews, references from official reports and cross-referencing with experts in the field.Elegantly drawn by Lindsay Pollock, and with a real sense of immediacy, Vanni takes readers through the otherwise unimaginable struggles, horrors and life-changing decisions families and individuals are forced to make when caught in conflict.
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  • Once Upon a Time in France

    Fabien Nury

    Product Code: BZQOO
    Paperback
    For some, he was a villain. For others, a hero. Based on a true story, Once Upon a Time in France follows the life of Joseph Joanovici, a Romanian Jew who immigrated to France in the 1920s and became one of the richest men in Europe as a scrap-metal magnate. During the German occupation of France, he thought his influence could keep his family safe, but he soon finds that the only way to stay one step ahead of the Nazis is to keep his friends close and his enemies closer. Though he plays both sides of the fence as a Nazi collaborator and French resistant, a tangled web of interests forms around him that proves it will take a lot more than money to pay for the survival of his family. An international bestseller with over 1 million copies sold, the French series Once Upon a Time in France, collected here in one omnibus edition, has won the BDGest'Art Best Scenario Award, BDGest'Arts Album of the Year, and Angouleme International Comics Festival Best Series Award, among many others.
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  • Bloodlust and Bonnets

    Ms. Emily McGovern

    Product Code: BZPOX
    Paperback
    Georgette Heyer meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this smart, funny graphic novel by Emily McGovern, the award-winning author of My Life as a Background Slytherin. The year is 1820, and bored young debutante Lucy knows there must be more to life than embroidery and engagements - no matter how eligible the bachelor might be. Some bachelors, she has discovered, are less 'eligible' than they are 'bloodthirsty,' however... literally. It turns out that there are a lot of vampires in late-Regency England, and Lucy has an eye for spotting them and the desire to rid the world of them. It's not long before Lady Violet Travesty, leader of a mysterious vampire cult, spots Lucy's talents and offers her a place amongst her vampire acolytes. Unfortunately, Lady Violent is most horribly slain by the famous Lord Byron before Lucy can accept. Lucy instead joins Lord Byron and his enormous, psychic eagle Napoleon in their ongoing fight against evils such as bloodsucking ghouls and bad taste. Before long they're joined by the mysterious Sham, an androgynous bounty hunter, who catches Lucy's eye. The trio lie, flirt, fight and manipulate each other as they make their way across Britain, disrupting society balls, slaying vampires, and making every effort not to betray their feelings to each other as their personal and romantic lives become increasingly entangled. A balm for the soul for readers who love Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series, novels by Eloisa James and Jane Austen, and the action and adventure of Xena, Warrior Princess, Bloodlust & Bonnets is the most modern action-heavy love-story set two hundred years ago that you'll read this year.
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  • Altered Carbon: Download Blues Signed Ed.

    Richard K. Morgan

    Product Code: BZNUI
    Hardback
    In the distant future, the human body is a temporary and interchangeable commodity - if you can pay. For the interstellar elite, bodies are swapped out and reused without a second thought. You never grow old; you never die. However, some bodies are more temporary than others ... Takeshi Kovacs was once a member of the Envoy Corps, stormtroopers for the Interstellar Earth Protectorate, ultra-lethal adepts in switching bodies across the stars. While he served, he was known by a variety of names--Mamba Lev, One Hand Rending, the Icepick--all testament to his capacity for rapid response and extreme violence in whatever flesh he wore. Now he's out of the service and trying to live a different life. But the Protectorate hasn't changed its spots, no matter what world Kovacs drifts to, and with that old combat rage still burning deep inside him, will he ever really be able to walk away? Created by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon was previously adapted as a Netflix television series. This original graphic novel, written by Rik Hoskin (Brandon Sanderson's White Sand/Pierce Brown's Red Rising, expands upon the Altered Carbon universe.
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  • Animal Farm

    George Orwell

    Product Code: BZMKT
    Hardback
    When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless elite, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control. Soon the other animals find themselves hopelessly ensnared as one form of tyranny is replaced with another . . .
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