On Tuesday 23rd March at 7pm, Kazuo Ishigurowill be in conversation with bookseller and former BA President Nic Bottomleyto discuss his newest novel, Klara and the Sun, and its themes of Artificial Intelligence and the essence of humanity.
If you would like to attend this online event, order a copy directly from Book Stop by phone (01822 617244) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org)- we still have some exclusive independent signed editions available at the time of writing!
Join Colin Midson in conversation with Ed Caesar about The Moth and the Mountain, a book that tells the untold story of Britain’s most mysterious mountaineering legend, Maurice Wilson, and his heroic attempt to climb Everest alone. Wilson was a man written out of the history books – dismissed as an eccentric and a charlatan by many, but held in the highest regard by renowned mountaineers. In The Moth and the Mountain his story becomes an inspirational and heartbreaking story about hope, heroism, and the power of the human spirit in the face of adversity. The Sunday Times called it “A small classic of the biographer’s art”.
Order a copy of the book from Book Stop by email or phone and we will send you a Zoom link to this exclusive event.
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Spring is in the air and we have compiled a list of Easter and Springtime reads for adults and children. From books on the Easter message to poetry and Peter Rabbit, have a look at our selection of titles to bring you into the new season!
The Thursday Murder Club By Richard Osman Richard Osman’s bestselling debut novel is an absolute joy to read from start to finish, and the ideal companion for the chilly days and nights still ahead of us. Set in a retirement village in Kent, we are introduced to Elizabeth, Ibrahim, Ron and Joyce – an unlikely group of friends who meet weekly to discuss and attempt to solve cold cases. Their meetings have remained purely in the hypothetical realm until a murder takes place in the village, and the friends spring into action to aid and often surpass the police in their enquiries. Osman’s customary wit soars through the novel, with his brilliant characterisation and compelling plot twists keeping the reader guessing until the very end. Hilarious, clever and often very touching, The Thursday Murder Club proves Osman to be a wonderful new voice in crime fiction.
We have compiled a list of learning resources to support those of you who are educating younger children from home! Including English, Maths, Geography, History and Language titles, these books can be used alongside your child’s set work to further and enhance their studies- and hopefully provide a bit of fun for all!
How Much of These Hills is Gold By C Pam Zhang “What makes a home a home?” This question runs through the core of C Pam Zhang’s Booker-nominated novel, set on the sun-bleached planes of the American West following the Gold Rush. The answer is desperately sought by siblings Lucy and Sam, whose Chinese heritage makes them outcasts from the society into which they were born. They travel through the unforgiving wilderness of America with their recently-deceased father’s body on their backs, in the hope that burying him will find them roots in lands which have shunned them for so long. In devastating prose Zhang meditates upon ideas of identity and belonging, charting the journey of two children trying to find their place in a hostile world. This epic adventure tale asks whether home is something we find in ourselves, in others, or in the very earth which we inhabit.