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  • The bestselling phenomenon returns with 21 bite-sized lessons to help us understand our troubled times.

  • The dazzling companion volume to the bestselling Mythos. There are heroes - and then there are Greek heroes.

  • The 'riotous, insanely readable' new novel from the author of THE HANDMAID'S TALE

  • Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party.

  • Written by an intellectual Roman emperor without any intention of publication, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius are the spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the leader struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe.

  • Celebrate International Women's Day with the original Sisterhood classics - independent, irrepressible, unforgettable!

  • The author of the beloved One for the Murphys gives readers an emotionally-charged, uplifting novel that will speak to anyone who’s ever thought there was something wrong with them because they didn’t fit in.

  • The prize-winning bestselling historian delivers the first authoritative general account for thirty years.

  • Celebrate International Women's Day with the original rebel girls!

  • An enthralling exploration of the human experience, from the author of To The Lighthouse.

  • These spiritual reflections of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-180) show a leader trying to make sense of himself and the universe, and cover diverse topics such as the question of virtue, human rationality and the nature of the gods.

  • Twenty new titles in the much-loved and hugely successful Penguin English Library series.

  • Beyond Good and Evil demonstrates that the world is steeped in false piety and infected with a 'slave morality'. With wit and subversive energy, Nietzsche demands that the individual impose their own 'will to power' upon the world.

  • The stunning true story of an Alabama serial killer, and the trial that obsessed the author of To Kill a Mockingbird in the years after the publication of her classic novel – a complicated and difficult time in her life that, until now, has been very little examined.

  • A real-life silent witness from one of Britain's foremost forensic pathologists.

  • Back by popular demand, the original Clothbound Classics edition of Dostoyevsky's masterpiece.

  • Ladybird

    A new festive sticker activity book with Peppa and all of her friends!

  • This highly acclaimed collection of memoirs is Winton’s most intimate and revealing work yet. Along with Island Home and Land’s Edge (both also first published in paperback in 2017), it forms the remarkable culmination of Winton’s autobiographical trilogy, showing our finest novelist also to be one of our finest writers of non-fiction.

  • The world's most famous work of horror fiction.

  • Why women need wives, and men need lives

  • The profoundly wise and humane account of Huxley's famous experimentation with mescalin that has influenced writers and artists for decades.

  • With compassion and humanity, he presents a universal and tragic view of the world, of human life lived under the shadow of suffering and death, set against a vast and largely unpitying divine background.

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