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This is Going to Hurt
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How Not To Be a Boy
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Admissions
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Natives
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The Secret Barrister
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
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Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different
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Recovery
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Everything I Know About Love
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Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2
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The Language of Kindness
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Patrick Melrose Volume 1
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Adventures of a Young Naturalist
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Jane Austen at Home
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On Leopard Rock: A Life of Adventures
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The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah
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Things Can Only Get Worse?
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The Seabird's Cry
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The Girl Who Smiled Beads
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The Stranger on the Bridge
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A Moment of Grace
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Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor
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First Man In
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Sharp
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My Country
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Eat, Drink, Run.
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Becoming
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The Human Kind
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Tell Me the Planets
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Skybound
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There Are No Grown-Ups
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Exactly
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The Incurable Romantic
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The Crossway
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I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death
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My Life, Our Times
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What Does This Button Do?
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Endurance
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Shoe Dog
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Dare to Tri
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Balancing Acts
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I Let Him Go
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Plot 29
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Between Them
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Dear Cancer, Love Victoria
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The Panther In My Kitchen
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How to be Champion
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Believe Me
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Ascent
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Life in the Garden
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The Terrible
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The Dun Cow Rib
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Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month

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There’s a mutual code of silence that keeps help from those who need it most.

Adam Kay’s brutally honest, often funny, sometimes shocking account of his days as a junior doctor, This is Going to Hurt, charts his descent from youthful enthusiasm to overwhelmed defeat. Kay’s ability to find humour in even the most desperate of moments salves the sadness and fatigue, but the message of a system that is fundamentally broken still rings clear.

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Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Right to Vote

The Century Girls
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Rise Up Women!
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Deeds Not Words
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Votes For Women!
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A Lab of One's Own
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Hearts And Minds
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The Suffragettes
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Suffragettes
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My Own Story
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How Not To Be a Boy
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Jane Austen at Home
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Uncommon People
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What Does This Button Do?
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Fingers in the Sparkle Jar
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Cordially Invited
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Born A Crime
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Frida Kahlo
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Dare to Tri
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Nigel
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Modern Nature
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Balancing Acts
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Paul Simon
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Coco Chanel
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Pour Me
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Robin
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Unmasked
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To Throw Away Unopened
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Lives With Letters

Our bestselling literary biographies

Patrick Melrose Volume 1
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Jane Austen at Home
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On Leopard Rock: A Life of Adventures
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The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah
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When I Hit You
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Rosie
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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
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The Cost of Living
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Patrick Melrose Volume 2
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A Life in the Day
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The Pigeon Tunnel
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Keeping On Keeping On
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Figures in a Landscape
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Down and Out in Paris and London
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On Writing
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Letter to My Mother
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Boy
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The Year of Magical Thinking
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A Sporting Life

Our bestselling sport biographies

Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English Cricket
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Jenson Button: Life to the Limit
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A Clear Blue Sky
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Knowing the Score
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The Winning Formula
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The Girl on the Dancing Horse
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Cheer Up Peter Reid
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Quiet Genius
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Over and Out
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Dare to Tri
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Football Leaks
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When Footballers Were Skint 2018
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F2: World Class
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Trials and Error
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Ronaldo
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Messi
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No Nonsense
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Adventures in the Golden Age
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Why Spy? The Enigma of Donald Maclean

Author Roland Philipps reveals the research that inspired A Spy Named Orphan.

Adam Kay on Taking This is Going to Hurt on Tour

The author of our Non-Fiction Book of the Month for May, This is Going to Hurt, discusses croissant accidents, awkward stories and taking his book on tour.

Skybound: A Journey in Photographs

A photographic journey through some of the incredible journeys chronicled in Skybound, a memoir of hope and self-discovery.