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Honeybees and Distant Thunder – Riku Onda


Set in the context of a prestigious piano competition, this is a masterly depiction of the transcendent power of classical music and its ability to unite strangers, cement friendships, and soar above personal ambition or rivalry.

Horse – Geraldine Brooks


Gripping tale of obsession and injustice across American history which weaves together the lives of a variety of people connected by their intereest in Lexington, celebrated as the greatest racehorse and then sire of his day.

How to Survive a Crisis: Lessons in Resilience and Avoiding Disaster – David Omand (Signed)


Signed by the author.

We never know when a crisis might explode. Some ‘sudden impact’ events, such as terrorist attacks or natural disasters, blow up out of a clear blue sky.

Other ‘slow burn’ crises smoulder away for years, often with warning signs ignored along the way until, as if from nowhere, the troops storm the palace. In How to Survive a Crisis, Professor Sir David Omand draws on his experience in defence, security and intelligence, including as Director of GCHQ and UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator, to show how you can detect a looming crisis and extinguish it (or at least survive it with minimum loss). Using gripping real-world examples from Omand’s storied career, and drawing lessons from historic catastrophes such as Chernobyl, 9/11, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack, this empowering book is filled with practical advice on how to survive the multiplying crises of the future.

Not every crisis need tip into disaster – if we have invested in personal, business and national resilience. This is an essential toolkit for our turbulent twenty-first century, as well as an exhilarating read for anyone interested in the state of our world – and how we might improve it.

I’m Not as Well as I Thought I Was – Ruby Wax (Signed)


Signed by the author.

Checking into a mental clinic wasn’t exactly on my radar in 2022. Writing about it wasn’t either. But here we are. I spent a lifetime trying to create a ‘front’ to give everyone the illusion that all is well. It wasn’t, and it isn’t. Now I look back and I think, ‘what the f*ck was that all about?’I began the book trying to find meaning by going on various, life-changing journeys, I ended up in a mental clinic; obviously things didn’t work out the way I expected.

This is the story of what happened after the mental car crash . . .

From then on, the journey had to turn inward. It turns out I wasn’t looking for meaning, I was looking for home. I’m not a fiction writer. I can’t fake it. I could say I rode into the sunset, but life isn’t like that unless you’re a cowboy. Truth is I’m not as well as I thought I was.

I’m Sorry You Feel That Way – Rebecca Wait


A smart, perceptive and often hilarious depiction of the fractures in a family blighted by mental illness and dysfunctional parenting as twins Alice and Hanna, reunited after four years apart, attempt to join forces with their older brother to repair relations with their difficult mother.

In the Moment – Neil Mullarkey (Signed)


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There are moments throughout our lives when our confidence and creativity can make all the difference. Discover how to transform your career and grow your network by finding success In The Moment. Every meeting, presentation and conversation is an opportunity to embrace your confidence and show your creative flair.

With insights on collaboration, risk-taking and organization, this book arms you with a complete repertoire of powerful communication tricks and strategies. As both a communication expert and a renowned comedian, Neil Mullarkey is uniquely qualified to demonstrate how you can develop your creativity, communication and confidence in your professional life. With incisive case studies and witty observations, In the Moment is an engaging and illuminating guide to success.


Into the Jungle – Katherine Rundell


For collection from the event with Katherine Rundell, please select ‘Collect from Shop’ in the checkout screen, and then put your name, your child’s name, and whether they are from The Hall or Rosary Catholic Primary School.