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Fifteen Dogs

Alexis, Andre
A pack of dogs are granted the power of human thought - but what will it do to them? A surprising and insightful look at the beauty and perils of consciousness.

Under the Blue

Aristide, Oana
A lead debut novel: a literary thriller about a pandemic, the rise of AI, and how - or why - we might save the human race.

Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung

Bangs, Lester
The essential writings of the greatest music writer of the twentieth, or any, century, reissued as a Serpent's Tail Classic.


Beard, Professor Mary
The ruined silhouette of the Parthenon on its hill above Athens is one of the world's most famous images. Its 'looted' Elgin Marbles are a global cause celebre. But what actually are they? This work tells the history and explains the significance of the Parthenon, the temple of the virgin goddess Athena, the divine patroness of ancient Athens.

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

Beard, Professor Mary
Mary Beard on Ancient Rome: Britain's favourite classicist lifts the lid on the Roman Empire.

Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town

Beard, Professor Mary
Contains chapters that include Street Life, Earning a Living: Baker, Banker and Garum Maker (who ran the city), and The Pleasure of the Body: Food, Wine, Sex and Baths. This book offers an insight into the workings of a Roman town.

Emperor of Rome: Ruling the Ancient Roman World

Beard, Professor Mary
A sweeping account of the social and political world of the Roman emperors by 'the world's most famous classicist' (Guardian)

Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town

Beard, Professor Mary
'The world's most controversial classicist debunks our movie-style myths about the Roman town with meticulous scholarship and propulsive energy - scrutinising and animated in equal measure' Laura Silverman, Daily Mail


Bennett, Alan
Mrs Donaldson is a conventional middle-class woman beached on the shores of widowhood after a marriage that had been much like many others: happy to begin with, then satisfactory and finally dull. But when she decides to take in two lodgers, her mundane life becomes much more stimulating.


Bennett, Alan
A work of non-fiction that follows the author's other little blockbuster "The Clothes They Stood Up In".

The Uncommon Reader

Bennett, Alan
The bestselling classic reissued for the Queen's 95th birthday.

Red Card: FIFA and the Fall of the Most Powerful Men in Sports

Bensinger, Ken
The full story behind the FIFA's headline-grabbing corruption scandal.