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The Feminist Killjoy Handbook

We have to keep saying it because they keep doing it. Do colleagues roll their eyes in a meeting when you use words like sexism or racism? Do you refuse to laugh at jokes that aren't funny? Have you been called divisive for pointing out a division? Then you are a feminist killjoy, and this handbook is for you. The term killjoy has been used to dismiss feminism by claiming […]

Death of a Lesser God

In the fourth rip-roaring thriller in the award-winning Malabar House series, Persis and Archie travel to the old colonial capital of Calcutta, where they collide head-on with the prejudices and bloody politics of an era engulfed in flame. Can a white man receive justice in post-colonial India?Bombay, 1950 James Whitby, sentenced to death for the murder of prominent lawyer and former Quit India activist Fareed Mazumdar, is less than two […]

Finding Sophie

Sophie King is missing. Her parents, Harry and Zara, are distraught; for the last seventeen years, they've done everything for their only daughter. The police have no leads, and Harry and Zara are growing increasingly frantic – and increasingly obsessed with their highly suspicious neighbour. He won't open the door, he won't answer any questions. If they want answers, they're going to have to take matter into their own hands. […]

I cannot be good until you say it

Intricately weaving Quranic verse, psychology, and the hip-hop soundtrack of their childhood, Sanah's poems reach for divinity in the body; an archive that refuses erasure.These poems traverse unruly emotional and physical landscapes, Whiteness, islamophobia, homophobia, intergenerational suffering, and the politics of therapeutic processes. In these pages, belief and unbelief, goodness and badness, the material and spiritual are intertwined, reclaiming queer love and desire as holy.How are we incarcerated by others' […]

Hotel Arcadia

A high-octane thriller, capturing the extraordinary capacity of humans to retain compassion in extreme circumstances Sam is a war photographer, famous for her hauntingly beautiful pictures of the dead. After a particularly gruelling assignment she checks into a luxury hotel, hoping to unwind with a few days of solitude. Abhi, the hotel manager, never wanted to be a hero; he just wants to avoid disappointing his father and brother any […]

Power Up: An Engineer’s Adventures into Sustainable Energy

We rarely think about the energy systems that prop up our existence. With hot water, lighting and digital entertainment all available at the flick of a switch, it's easy to underestimate the vast global network that makes these things possible. Growing up in Iraq, Yasmin Ali regularly experienced power cuts - ironic for a country rich in oil and sunshine. Now as an engineer working in energy, Yasmin has a […]

The Promise of Rain

A treasured necklace that could unlock a family mystery. But why has it been hidden away for sixty years? With her thirtieth birthday on the horizon, Anna Kotze has accepted that there are some family secrets she’ll never know. While her mother’s Zimbabwean roots are woven into her life, all her father will say is that he was adopted. But when she finds an engraved necklace hidden among his things, […]

Bringing Back Kay-Kay

"Without you, Kay-Kay, there’s no sun, no warmth, no light. I will find you – my brother, my friend. I will find you and bring you back." When Lena’s beloved older brother goes missing at the end of summer camp, the bottom drops out of Lena's world. The police dismiss Kay-Kay’s disappearance as that of just another teenage runaway, but Lena knows they are wrong. Tired of not being listened […]

The Letter with the Golden Stamp

From Onjali Q. Rauf, author of The Boy at the Back of the Class, comes another incredible story, told with humour and heart. Touching on the challenges navigated by children caring for loved ones at home, this story brings into focus their hardships and worries, alongside the unexpected, invisible sources of kindness which can change their lives. 10-year-old Audrey has a secret. A secret no one - not her friends, […]

Those People Next Door: Quick Reads 2024

You can choose your house. Not your neighbours. WELCOME TO YOUR DREAM HOME…Salma Khatun is extremely hopeful about Blenheim, the safe suburban development to which she, her husband and their son have just moved. Their family is in desperate need of a fresh start, and Blenheim feels like the place to make that happen. MEET YOUR NEW NEIGHBOURS…Not long after they move in, Salma spots her neighbour, Tom Hutton, ripping […]

Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder

From internationally renowned writer and Booker Prize-winner Salman Rushdie, a searing, deeply personal account of enduring a brutal attempt on his life, thirty years after the fatwa that was ordered against himOn the morning of 12 August 2022, Salman Rushdie was standing onstage at the Chautauqua Institution in upstate New York, preparing to give a lecture on the importance of keeping writers safe from harm, when a man in black […]

The Book of Chai: History, stories and more than 60 recipes

The ritual of chai offers a moment to stop, to inhale, to feel awakened by the heady concoction of tea leaves and spices, to look out of the window and observe, to sit and let thoughts waft into thin air like the steam from the chai, a moment to breathe and sigh, to feel the heat of the spices absorb into the body, to feel the senses awaken from the […]

Ugly: Giving us back our beauty standards

We've all had those moments. The ones where you look in the mirror and nothing feels ok. For Anita Bhagwandas, this started when she was a child and it created an enduring internal torment about her looks. We're all told that this is just part of growing up, but it stays with us, evolving as we age. The internet tells us we should love ourselves, whilst bombarding us with images […]

A Glasgow Girl: A memoir of growing up and finding your voice

A Glasgow Girl is the coming of age story of Aasmah Mir's childhood growing up in 1970s Glasgow. From a vivacious child to a teenage loner, Aasmah candidly shares the highs and lows of growing up between two cultures - trying to fit in at school and retreating to the safe haven of a home inhabited by her precious but distant little brother and Helen, her family's Glaswegian guardian angel. […]

Remember, Mr Sharma

Delhi, 1997: It is India's fiftieth year of independence, the year of Hindu nationalists and atomic bombs. But twelve-year-old Adi has a bigger problem: his Ma has gone missing - again. Left with an ailing grandmother, a raging father and no answers, he finds an unlikely ally: a talking vulture who reveals itself to be a bureaucrat from the Department of Historical Adjustment. The Department holds Adi's family files, which […]

The Destiny of Minou Moonshine

The story of a Queendom set in an alternate India. A debut rich in fantasy, friendship and faith, and an original middle grade magical adventure that sparkles with storytelling magic. 'A land that loses its stories loses its way.' The beautiful queendom of Moonlally has fallen under a tyrant's rule. Their queen is dead, worship of their goddess, the Dark Lady, is forbidden, and the precious black diamond that protects […]

Hunted

It's a week before the presidential elections when a bomb goes off in an LA shopping mall. In London, armed police storm Heathrow Airport and arrest Sajid Khan. His daughter, Aliyah, entered the USA with the suicide bomber and now she's missing, potentially plotting another attack on American soil. But then a woman called Carrie turns up at Sajid's door after travelling halfway across the world. She claims Aliyah is […]

Desi Girl Speaking

Tweety is struggling. Battling depression and faced with parents and friends who don't fully understand what's happening, sixteen-year-old Tweety feels like no one is listening and there's nowhere to turn to. Until she stumbles across Desi Girl Speaking, a podcast by someone else who's struggling too. Through episodes and exchanged emails, Tweety and Desi Girl begin to confide in each other, but as Tweety's depression deepens, she'll have to decide […]

In the Shadow of the Wolf Queen: Book 1 (Geomancer)

In the lakes, the wolf queen sharpens her spear.In the mountains, an ancient girl opens an eye.In the forest, an orphan is summoned by the trees.Our story has begun … Ysolda has lived her life in the shadow of the wolf queen's tyrannical rule but, safe in her forest haven, she has never truly felt its threat. Until one day when a mysterious earthquake shakes the land and her older […]

The Social Anxiety Workbook: Practical Tips and Guided Exercises to Help You Overcome Social Anxiety

Take control of your social anxiety with this step-by-step workbook to help you identify and overcome your worries Life has plenty of challenges, and it's normal to feel anxious from time to time. But when social anxiety starts to affect your day-to-day life, it's time to take action. The Social Anxiety Workbook contains practical advice and guided exercises to enable you to identify the source of your struggles and understand […]

Vengeance: The Khan 2

Two years into running her organised crime syndicate in the north of England, Jia Khan stumbles on a notebook her father – the previous Khan – kept on arrival from Pakistan in the 1970s. And what Jia finds in the journal sends her deep into the family’s past. But once the sleeping dogs from those years are woken, they are set for attack. Meanwhile, Jia struggles to control unrest amongst […]

Baby Does A Runner

Baby Saul has had it with just about everything. She's fed up with her job and her colleagues, her love life is permanently casual, and underpinning everything is the grief of losing her much-loved dad. Oh, and if the aunties don't stop asking her when she's going to settle down and start having babies, she might just lose it. When she finds some love letters between her grandfather and someone […]

The Big Day

A funny, heartwarming and page-turning novel about a British-Asian mother and daughter, who clash over the plans for the bride's Big Day. Noor has no interest in getting married (much to the aunties' distress). Growing up she saw first-hand how divorce tears families apart… But then, she falls in love. Soon, Noor's engaged and planning an intimate wedding that feels perfect for her and her fiancé Dan. But when Noor […]

Motherland: What I’ve Learnt about Parenthood, Race and Identity

What does it mean to be a parent in a space where you are the minority? Meandering through a supermarket highway of camembert and baguettes, Priya Joi heard a heart-stopping confession about her daughter's identity that made her entire being implode like a dying star. Confronted with the fact that maybe her daughter was not entirely at peace with her appearance, she suddenly had to grapple not only with motherhood […]

The Winner Bakes It All

Elodie has big dreams for her little cake shop, so when a perfect bigger unit becomes vacant, she’s excited to finally expand. Except it turns out the space has already been snatched up – and by a fitness-obsessed gym bro who hates carbs and sugar! But when a local influencer offers her the opportunity to bake for a big celebrity wedding, Elodie can’t believe her luck. Until she finds out […]

This Is Fine

It might not be the stuff of dreams, but Padma and Wallace have spent ten years building a relationship that feels . . . fine. Until Wallace gives Padma an ultimatum about starting a family she's not sure she even wants. Padma's fifteen-year-old niece Myra is reaching her own crisis point. When she falls in with the wrong crowd and her life ends up in danger, it's the final straw […]

Northern Boy

Joyful, defiant and dazzling, this is the story of Rafi Aziz – a Northern boy dreaming of his name up in lights. It's 1981 in the suburbs of Blackburn and, as Rafi’s mother reminds him daily, the family moved here from Pakistan to give him the best opportunities. But Rafi longs to follow his own path. Flamboyant, dramatic and musically gifted, he wants to be a Bollywood star. Twenty years […]

A Flat Place

Noreen Masud has always loved flat landscapes - their stark beauty, their formidable calm, their refusal to cooperate with the human gaze. They reflect her inner world: the 'flat place' she carries inside herself, emotional numbness and memory loss as symptoms of childhood trauma. But as much as Britain's landscapes provide solace for suffering, they are also uneasy places for a Scottish-Pakistani woman, representing both an inheritance and a dispossession. […]

Muslim Women and Misogyny: Myths and Misunderstandings

Muslim women are among the most fetishised and objectified groups in society today. Much is assumed and imagined about their lives, and it is all too easy to succumb to orientalist myths. For too long, Muslim women have been reduced to two-dimensional stereotypes: empowered heroines rejecting patriarchal religious teachings, or victims of a misogyny believed to run deep within Islam. But why is this neatly packaged view so pervasive? Are […]

Unheard: The Medical Practice of Silencing

'There's really no such thing as the "voiceless." There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.' Arundhati Roy This is the prescription for a better health service for all. Imagine a healthcare system that thrives and listens, instead of dismisses. Dr Rageshri Dhairyawan believes such a healthcare system can exist, and using her experience as doctor, researcher, and patient, she gives her prescription for change, showing what can […]

The Voyage of Sam Singh

Land-pirate Sam Singh sails to an isle teeming with spirits and secrets on a perilous journey to find the truth. Sam's older brother Moon has been missing for three years. A skilled thief, Sam fears Moon has been transported to a notorious prison on the Isle of Lost Voices. Leaving his tribe behind, Sam takes a job with the shady Professor Bogusz, who is travelling to the isle to trek […]

All The Houses I’ve Ever Lived In: Finding Home in a System that Fails Us

We've all had our share of dodgy landlords, mould and awkward house shares. But journalist Kieran Yates has had more than most: by the age of twenty-five she'd lived in twenty different houses across the country, from council estates in London to car showrooms in rural Wales. In prose that sparkles with humour and warmth, Yates charts the heartbreaks and joys of a life spent navigating the chaos of the […]

Breathe: Seven Ways to Win a Greener World

Seven ways green politics goes wrong. Fatalism. Apathy. Cynicism. Deprioritisation. Hostility. Cost. Gridlock.When green campaigners and politicians lose the debate, this is why. Seven ways to get it back on track. Now, the Mayor of London draws on a decade in the corridors (and cycle lanes) of power to explain how, in practice, to win the climate argument. His book will help create a world where we can all breathe […]

The Centre

Welcome to The Centre. You'll never be the same . . . Anisa Ellahi spends her days writing subtitles for Bollywood films in her London flat, all the while longing to be a translator of ‘great works of literature’. Her boyfriend Adam’s extraordinary aptitude for languages only makes her feel worse, but when Adam learns to speak Urdu practically overnight, Anisa forces him to reveal his secret. Adam tells Anisa […]

This Book May Save Your Life: Everyday Health Hacks to Worry Less and Live Better

The hilarious, myth-busting survival guide to the human body from TikTok's favourite General Surgeon. Though the odds are stacked against us, the human body has an extraordinary tendency to survive. Here, Dr Karan Rajan explains the weird and wonderful bodily functions that keep us going, and offers practical advice to help you thrive. Full of everyday health hacks to worry less and live better, This Book May Save Your Life […]

The Shoulders We Stand On: How Black and Brown people fought for change in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is currently a hellscape for Black and Brown people. To be fair, things have never been great. Black and Brown people and allies alike, are asking ourselves a difficult question: what leads to real change? Have you heard of the Indian Worker's Association, Asian Youth Movements, the Grunwick Strike, the Brixton Black Women's Group, the Bristol Bus Boycott or the Battle of Brick Lane? If the answer […]

A Witch’s Guide to Magical Innkeeping

What if love is the best magic of all? An enchanting novel about a witch who has a second chance to get her magic – and her life – back on track, from the author of The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches. Sera Swan was once one of the most powerful witches in Britain. Then she resurrected her great-aunt, lost most of her magic, befriended a semi-villainous talking fox, and […]

Sanjana Feasts: Modern Vegetarian and Vegan Indian Recipes to Feed Your Soul

The debut cookbook from a rising star in modern Indian cuisine, showcasing the bold flavours and creative recipes of the Indian diaspora. Sanjana Modha is an extraordinary talent and Sanjana Feasts is a series of dazzling snapshots of her modern Indian diaspora recipes. Rooted in her Indian heritage, East African family background, and Yorkshire childhood, it includes signature dishes such as Ruffled Biryani, Desi-inspired French Bread Pizza and Sticky Toffee […]

Hidden Fires

Ramadan, 2017. Yusuf wakes in the middle of the night to pray. His routine is always the same, but something tells him that tonight is different. Yellow flames blur Yusuf’s vision, and the laughter of a small child echoes in his ears. But this time, the red, smoke-filled skies aren’t just in his memory. Miles away, Rubi is also awake. On the television, she watches reports of a devastating fire […]

The Girl In Cell A

They say she's a murderer.She thinks she's been framed.If only she could remember what happened in Eden Falls. Convicted of cold-blooded murder at seventeen, Orianna has always maintained her innocence. But there are holes in her memory, a blind spot over that fateful day. Did she really kill Gideon Wyclerc? And what happened to Gideon's teenaged daughter, Grace, who vanished that same day? Forensic psychologist, Annie Ledet, is tasked with […]

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