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Recommended Books

Over Heard in Notts
by Left Lion

It’s a book of stupid stuff we’ve heard you say, and have written down. Now available to buy for £6 online and in our favourite shops around town.

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An Accidental Bookseller: A Personal Memoir of Foyles
by Bill Samuel

Bill Samuel has written (and self-published) an entertaining, old-fashioned memoir of the firm, his own rather adventurous life before joining the family business and his successful attempt to rebuild the finances and reputation of Foyles, both of which had been destroyed by his aunt Christina Foyle.

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The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
by Charlie Mackesy

A book to bring people together, Charlie Mackesy’s inspirational paintings and delicate calligraphic text are a celebration of kindness, compassion and understanding, conveying an essential message for our time.

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We Need To Talk About Erik

 A short story, based, rather loosely it has to be said on some actual things that actually happened one rainy Bank Holiday weekend in Whitby.

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Histories of the Unexpected
by Sam Willis and James Daybell

In these pages, you will find out how the history of the beard is connected to the Crimean War; how the history of paperclips is all about the Stasi; how the history of cats is all about the French Revolution. And who knew that Heinrich Himmler, Tutankhamun and the history of needlework are linked to napalm and Victorian orphans?

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A Backpack on his Backpack
by Lytisha Tunbridge

A Backpack on his Backpack is a collection of place and travel poems from Lytisha, published by Poetry Aloud, October 2019.

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For the Love of George

 An adaptation of the monologue that was a critical success at the Edinburgh Festival 2000. It follows the experience of a woman trapped in violent marriage and her relationship with George and biology.

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Touching you
by Kevin Jackson

A debut collection from UK-based poet and spoken word performer Kevin Jackson. Written in a "free-thought style, using spacious imagery and generous musicality" (Matt Miller, BBC Verb New Voice Winner, poet & performer), these poems look with love's fierce eye at personal and social stories in our modern world, inviting the reader to share the journey and meet their own emotions.

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Notts Bookshops
Five Leaves Bookshop
 One of the few independents to open in any UK city centre this century! Find us opposite Nottingham Tourism centre.

14A Long Row Nottingham click here

The Bookcase
More than just a bookshop ...

Lowdham Nottinghamshire

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Bookwise
Bookwise comprises three charity bookshops in Hockley, Southwell & Newark, selling second hand books (many nearly new) in support of Music for Everyone.

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Ideas on Paper
We bring a thought provoking and collectible selection of magazines, journals, and books to Nottingham; independent titles on fashion, art, culture, design, business, economics, food, wine and travel, are complemented by a range of stationery, enabling you to get your ideas on paper.

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Waterstones Nottingham
Waterstones Nottingham, situated in the heart of the East Midlands, is home to a wonderful selection of books and gifts sure to excite all book lovers.

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Online Publications

Nottingham Books
A website dedicated to books about Nottinghamshire and those written by Nottinghamshire authors click here

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