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Trespass – Clare Clark


Tess, a young activist, falls for an older protestor and is left devastated when he disappears, leaving her pregnant and alone. A psychological suspense story about the far reaching impact of undercover operations on everyday family life.

Trespasses – Louise Kennedy


Cushla, a young Catholic teacher, meets Michael, a Protestant barrister, in a pub one night and begins an ill-fated affair. A powerful debut which expertly renders fracturing family and personal loyalties against the background of 1970s Belfast.

Tyger – SF Said


Illustrated by Dave McKean

When Adam discovers an injured mythical creature hiding in a rubbish dump he senses that his life will change. A rich, absorbing adventure by the author of Varjak Paw.
Age guide: 8-12

Uncle Paul – Celia Fremlin


Fifteen years after being exposed as a bigamist and a murderer, Uncle Paul, who was married to Mildred, is about to be released from prison. Now she and her halfsisters await his return in their holiday caravan.

Unraveller – Frances Hardinge


Spellbinding tale of Kellen – born with the rare ability to unravel curses – and his companion Nettle on a quest to uncover a deadly conspiracy. Atmospheric and gripping.
Age guide: 12+

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UPROAR! Satire, Scandal and Printmakers in Georgian London – Alice Loxton (Signed)


Signed by the author.

London, 1772: a young artist called Thomas Rowlandson is making his way through the grimy backstreets of the capital, on his way to begin his studies at the Royal Academy Schools.

Within a few years, James Gillray and Isaac Cruikshank would join him in Piccadilly, turning satire into an artform, taking on the British establishment, and forever changing the way we view power. Set against a backdrop of royal madness, political intrigue, the birth of modern celebrity, French revolution, American independence and the Napoleonic Wars, UPROAR! follows the satirists as they lampoon those in power, from the Prince Regent to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. Their prints and illustrations deconstruct the political and social landscape with surreal and razor-sharp wit, as the three men vie with each other to create the most iconic images of the day.

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Vagabonds: Life on the Streets of Nineteenth-century London – Oscar Jensen (Signed)


Signed by the author.

Compelling, moving and unexpected portraits of London’s poor from a rising star British historian – the Dickensian city brought to real and vivid life. Until now, our view of bustling late Georgian and Victorian London has been filtered through its great chroniclers, who did not themselves come from poverty – Dickens, Mayhew, Gustave Dore. Their visions were dazzling in their way, censorious, often theatrical.

Now, for the first time, this innovative social history brilliantly – and radically – shows us the city’s most compelling period (1780-1870) at street level. From beggars and thieves to musicians and missionaries, porters and hawkers to sex workers and street criers, Jensen unites a breadth of original research and first-hand accounts and testimonies to tell their stories in their own words. What emerges is a buzzing, cosmopolitan world of the working classes, diverse in gender, ethnicity, origin, ability and occupation – a world that challenges and fascinates us still.