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The Course of Love

The Course of Love

Alain de Botton...

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

ABBEY'S CHOICE MAY 2016 ----- What does it mean to live happily ever after?[more]
Chronicles: On Our Troubled Times

Chronicles: On Our Troubled Times...

Thomas Piketty

Business & Economics

$29.99

With Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty wrote a bestselling book that was widely agreed...[more]
Everyone Brave is Forgiven

Everyone Brave is Forgiven

Chris Cleave

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

Epic new novel from the bestselling author of THE OTHER HAND and GOLD.[more]
Hitman Anders and the Meaning of it All

Hitman Anders and the Meaning...

Jonas Jonasson

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

A madcap new novel from the one-of-a-kind author of The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window...[more]
Career of Evil: Cormoran Strike #3

Career of Evil: Cormoran Strike...

Robert Galbraith...

Fiction & Literature

$19.99

The third book in the highly acclaimed crime fiction series by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym...[more]
Britt-Marie Was Here

Britt-Marie Was Here

Fredrik Backman...

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

The number 1 European bestseller by the author of the international phenomenon A Man Called Ove, Britt-Marie...[more]
The Last Painting of Sara De Vos

The Last Painting of Sara De...

Dominic Smith

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

An utterly gripping story set between 17th century Holland, 1950s Manhattan and 2000s Sydney, following...[more]
The Convict's Daughter: The Scandal That Shocked a Colony

The Convict's Daughter: The Scandal...

Kiera Lindsey

Biography: historical, political & military

$32.99

<strong>ABBEY'S CHOICE MAY 2016 ----- </strong>A dramatic and fast-paced biography of a currency lass...[more]
Collected Poems: 1958 - 2015

Collected Poems: 1958 - 2015...

Clive James

Poetry

$49.99

Clive James's reputation as a poet has become impossible to ignore. His recent poems looking back over...[more]
The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins

Fiction & Literature

$22.99

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time,...[more]
Catch as Cat Can: Sunny & Shadow #5

Catch as Cat Can: Sunny & Shadow...

Claire Donally

Fiction & Literature

$14.95

When a new seafood shop opens in Kittery Harbor, Maine, Sunny's tomcat Shadow is on the hunt for tasty...[more]
Mrs. Malory and Death Is a Word: Mrs Mallory #21

Mrs. Malory and Death Is a Word:...

Hazel Holt

Fiction & Literature

$14.95

In the wake of a reporter's death, biographer Sheila Malory must dig through the remnants of his life...[more]
Farewell to the Father

Farewell to the Father

Timothy Elliott...

Biography

$34.99

An outstandingly powerful memoir that chronicles a son's coming to terms with his father's decline into...[more]
The Spider in the Corner of the Room

The Spider in the Corner of the...

Nikki Owen

Fiction & Literature

$24.99

The Last Mile: Amos Decker #2

The Last Mile: Amos Decker #2...

David Baldacci

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

Following Memory Man, #1 NYT bestselling author David Baldacci returns with his next thriller featuring...[more]
Beyond Belief: How We Find Meaning Without Religion

Beyond Belief: How We Find Meaning...

Hugh Mackay

Philosophy

$32.99

A powerful investigation into how we make sense of our lives and find purpose in an age without God.[more]
Don't Go Home: Death on Demand #25

Don't Go Home: Death on Demand...

Carolyn Hart

Fiction & Literature

$14.95

Annie Darling, owner of the Death on Demand mystery bookstore, is hosting a party to celebrate successful...[more]
Ripped from the Pages: Bibliophile #9

Ripped from the Pages: Bibliophile...

Kate Carlisle

Fiction & Literature

$14.95

While Brooklyn temporarily stays with her parents in Northern California, she visits the caves hidden...[more]
Of Ashes and Rivers That Run to the Sea

Of Ashes and Rivers That Run...

Marie Munkara

Biography

$34.99

Heartbreaking, darkly funny and deeply moving, Of Ashes and Rivers That Flow to the Sea is a fearless...[more]
Ice Letters

Ice Letters

Susan Errington...

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

A First World War novel of love, peace, violence and...[more]
Good People

Good People

Nir Baram

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

Set in Berlin and Leningrad during WWII, a profound exploration of individual lives caught in the tide...[more]
The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically

The Most Good You Can Do: How...

Peter Singer

Philosophy

$23.99

From the ethicist the New Yorker calls the most influential living philosopher, a new way of thinking...[more]
Our Tiny, Useless Hearts

Our Tiny, Useless Hearts

Toni Jordan

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

<strong>ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK -----</strong> Set over the course of a weekend, this screwball comedy...[more]
The Libertarian Alternative: How Freedom and Markets Can Rejuvenate Australia

The Libertarian Alternative:...

Chris Berg

History

$32.99

Libertarianism - the philosophy of government which pairs free market economics with social liberalism...[more]
The Trust Deficit

The Trust Deficit

Sam Crosby

Politics & government

$27.99

Drawing on contemporary political stories and examples, The Trust Deficit shows us how faith in our politicians...[more]
The Quest for Mary Magdalene: History & Legend

The Quest for Mary Magdalene:...

Michael Haag

Religious subjects depicted in art

$34.99

Mary Magdalene is a larger figure than any text, larger than the Bible or the Church; she has taken on...[more]
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Eligible

Curtis Sittenfeld...

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

'Sheer joy... Giddy and glam and a hearty update of Pride and Prejudice' Jessie Burton, author of The...[more]
The Secret Chord

The Secret Chord

Geraldine Brooks...

Fiction & Literature

$32.99

A rich and utterly absorbing novel about the life of King David, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author...[more]
The Dying Season: Bruno #8

The Dying Season: Bruno #8

Martin Walker

Fiction & Literature

$19.99

The Dordogne village of St Denis is tearing itself apart. Can Chief of Police Bruno keep it together in...[more]
The Girl in the Spider's Web: Millennium #4

The Girl in the Spider's Web:...

David Lagercrantz...

Fiction & Literature

$19.99

Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist have not been in touch for some time. Then Blomkvist is contacted...[more]
The Pain, My Mother, Sir Tiffy, Cyber Boy & Me

The Pain, My Mother, Sir Tiffy,...

Michael Gerard Bauer...

Children's & Educational

$16.99

It really all started with The Pain. He officially came into my life exactly nine weeks and one day before...[more]
The Bad Guys Episode 3: the Furball Strikes Back

The Bad Guys Episode 3: the Furball...

Aaron Blabey

Children's & Educational

$12.99

The Bad Guys are about to have a VERY BAD DAY! Mr Wolf and his bad, bad buddies have messed with the wrong...[more]
Truly Tan: Hoodwinked!

Truly Tan: Hoodwinked!

Jen Storer

Children's & Educational

$16.99

The next adventure in the best-selling Truly Tan series. Ages: 8-12 Verity Crisp's cousin has come to...[more]
The Rest of Us Just Live Here

The Rest of Us Just Live Here...

Patrick Ness

Children's & Educational

$18.99

Award-winning writer Patrick Ness's bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many...[more]
A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald

A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald

Natasha Lester

Fiction & Literature

$29.99

If you loved The Paris Wife and Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, you will devour this deliciously evocative...[more]
The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer

The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of...

Kate Summerscale...

Biography

$27.99

Early in the morning of Monday 8 July 1895, thirteen-year-old Robert Coombes and his twelve-year-old brother...[more]
Nightfall

Nightfall

Jake Halpern

Children's & Educational

$16.99

After fourteen years of Day comes fourteen years of Night. Be sure not to get left in the dark.<br /><br...[more]
Code of Silence: How One Honest Police Officer Took on Australia's Most Corrupt Police Force

Code of Silence: How One Honest...

Colin Dillon

Biography

$29.99

The powerful true story of the first police officer to lift the lid on police corruption in Queensland...[more]
Gotham: Wisdom Tree #1

Gotham: Wisdom Tree #1

Nick Earls

Fiction & Literature

$19.99

<strong>ABBEY'S CHOICE MAY 2016 -----</strong> Jeff Foster is an Australian music journalist on assignment...[more]
The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End

The Violet Hour: Great Writers...

Katie Roiphe

Coping with death & bereavement

$32.99

From one of our most perceptive and provocative voices comes a deeply researched account of the last days...[more]
How it Works: The Mum

How it Works: The Mum

Jason Hazeley

Fiction & Literature

$19.99

Helps grown-ups with the world about them.[more]
The Empress of Art: Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia

The Empress of Art: Catherine...

Susan Jaques

History of art & design styles: c 1600 to c 1800

$49.95

Ruthless and passionate, Catherine the Great is singularly responsible for amassing one of the most awe-inspiring...[more]
L'Art de la Simplicite: How to Live More with Less

L'Art de la Simplicite: How to...

Dominique Loreau...

Health & Self-Help

$24.99

To simplify your life is to enrich it. Discover the magic of simplicity in this international bestseller....[more]
The Hellenistic Age

The Hellenistic Age

Peter Thonemann...

History

$26.95

The three centuries following the conquests of Alexander were perhaps the most thrilling of all periods...[more]
Olive of Groves and the Great Slurp of Time

Olive of Groves and the Great...

Katrina Nannestad...

Children's & Educational

$19.99

Olive is gobsmacked. Basil Heffenhuffenheimer has just hiked out of the Black Forest in 1857 and into...[more]
Our Souls at Night

Our Souls at Night

Kent Haruf

Fiction & Literature

$19.99

From the Folio Prize-shortlisted author of Plainsong, Eventide and Benediction, a stunning novel about...[more]
The Turners

The Turners

Mick Elliott

Children's & Educational

$14.99

<strong>ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- </strong>Nobody told Leo that when he turned 13 things would change....[more]
The Cultural Revolution: A People's History, 1962-1976

The Cultural Revolution: A People's...

Frank Dikotter

History

$27.99

The final volume of 'The People's Trilogy', completing the unprecedented series on Maoist China, seen...[more]
A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to Isis

A Rage for Order: The Middle...

Robert F. Worth...

History

$32.99

In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny,...[more]
The Diary of Lena Mukhina: A Girl's Life in the Siege of Leningrad

The Diary of Lena Mukhina: A...

Lena Mukhina

Diaries, letters & journals

$19.99

The heartbreaking diary of a sixteen-year-old Russian high school student who was living in Leningrad...[more]
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