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The Philosophy of Whisky

Abbott, Billy
This book will take you to whisky landmarks all over the world, including the record-breaking Karuizawa distillery in Japan and Kavalan, the distillery that put Taiwanese whisky on the map.

Moonrise: The Golden Age of Lunar Adventures

Ashley, Mike
This anthology presents twelve short stories from the most popular magazines of the golden age of SF and includes stories by Arthur C. Clarke, Judith Merril and John Wyndham.

Minor Hauntings: Chilling Tales Of Spectral Youth

Baker, Jen
Reviving obscure stories from Victorian periodicals alongside nail-biting episodes from master storytellers such as Elizabeth Gaskell, M. R. James and Margery Lawrence, this is a collection by turns enchanting, moving and thoroughly frightening.

Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion

Barone, Juliana
Written by leading Leonardo experts from London and Florence, and accompanying a major British Library exhibition, this fascinating new book reveals the central importance of motion in Leonardo's art and thought.

The 12.30 from Croydon

Crofts, Freeman Wills
The body of a wealthy retired manufacturer, is found dead in his seat on the 12.30 flight from Croydon to Paris. Rather less orthodox is the ensuing flashback seen from the criminal's perspective. An unconventional yet gripping story of intrigue, betrayal, obsession, justification and self-delusion.

Murder by the Book: Mysteries for Bibliophiles

Edwards, Martin
With Martin Edwards as librarian and guide, delve into an irresistible stack of tales perfect for every book-lover and armchair sleuth, featuring much-loved Golden Age detectives such as Nigel Strangeways, Philip Trent and Detective Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn.

The Gothic Tales of Sheridan Le Fanu

Fanu, J. T. Sheridan Le
Aiming to firmly position Sheridan Le Fanu alongside other canonical horror writers published by the British Library, this anthology focuses on some of his lesser-known stories, exploring eight thoroughly Gothic tales of murderous families, dark castles and ghosts whose business with the living remains unfinished.

Death Of A Bookseller

Farmer, Bernard J
This adventurous mystery, which combines exuberant characters with a wonderfully realised depiction of the second-hand book market, is sure to delight bibliophiles and classic crime enthusiasts alike.

Visions of the Vampire: Two Centuries of Immortal Tales

Fhlainn, Sorcha Ni
From John Polidori's iconic short story 'The Vampyre' and tales of parasitic female companions to experimental and freshly thrilling takes by Robert Bloch, Angela Carter and Anne Rice, this new collection sets out to present the enrapturing range of the vampire story and our undying fascination with the monster at its heart.

The Philosophy of Beards

Gowing, Thomas S.
This eccentric Victorian book argues a strong case for the universal wearing of a beard - that essential symbol of manly distinction since ancient times.

Atlas: A World of Maps from the British Library

Harper, Tom
Atlas is the definitive printed showcase of the British Library's extensive and unparalleled map collection.

Buddhism: Origins, Traditions and Contemporary Life

Igunma, Jana
Accompanying the largest ever display of the British Library's Buddhist treasures, Buddhism introduces the history, philosophy, geographical spread and practices of Buddhism, exploring its relevance in the modern world.