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  • ORIGIN

    Dan Brown

    Sunday Times #1 Bestseller New York Times #1 Bestseller The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code . ''Fans will not be disappointed'' The Times Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that ''will change the face of science forever''. The evening''s host is his friend and former student, Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old tech magnate whose dazzling inventions and audacious predictions have made him a controversial figure around the world. This evening is to be no exception: he claims he will reveal an astonishing scientific breakthrough to challenge the fundamentals of human existence. But Langdon and several hundred other guests are left reeling when the meticulously orchestrated evening is blown apart before Kirsch''s precious discovery can be revealed. With his life under threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape, along with the museum''s director, Ambra Vidal. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch''s secret. In order to evade a tormented enemy who is one step ahead of them at every turn, Langdon and Vidal must navigate labyrinthine passageways of hidden history and ancient religion. On a trail marked only by enigmatic symbols and elusive modern art, Langdon and Vidal uncover the clues that will bring them face-to-face with a world-shaking truth that has remained buried - until now. ''Dan Brown is the master of the intellectual cliffhanger'' Wall Street Journal ''As engaging a hero as you could wish for'' Mail on Sunday ''For anyone who wants more brain-food than thrillers normally provide'' Sunday Times

  • When a world renowned scientist is found brutally murdered in a Swiss research facility, a Harvard professor, Robert Langdon, is summoned to identify the mysterious symbol seared onto the dead man's chest. His baffling conclusion: that it is the work of the Illuminati, a secret brotherhood presumed extinct for nearly four hundred years - reborn to continue their bitter vendetta against their most hated enemy, the Catholic church.

    In Rome, the college of cardinals assembles to elect a new pope. Yet somewhere within the walls of the Vatican, an unstoppable bomb of terrifying power relentlessly counts down to oblivion. While the minutes tick away, Langdon joins forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to decipher the labyrinthine trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome to the long-forgotten Illuminati lair - a secret refuge wherein lies the only hope for the Vatican.

    But, with each revelation comes another twist, another turn in the plot, which leaves Langdom and Vetra reeling and at the mercy of a seemingly invisible enemyÂ…

  • Magic can save you Magic can kill you It should be a time of celebration. The Enemy of Death is dead; a severed head proof of his downfall. The magical world has no reason to believe otherwise, and Callum, Tamara and Aaron are celebrated as heroes.

    But at a party held in their honour, things go horribly, brutally wrong. A fellow student is callously murdered, and it seems Call's worst fears are confirmed: there is a spy in the Magisterium.

    No one is safe.

    Now, using the powerful magic they've been taught, the trio must risk their lives to track down the killer. But magic is dangerous - in the wrong hands it could bring terrible destruction. And reveal the deadliest secret of all . . .

  • The secret history of the invention that changed everything and became the most profitable product in the world.

    Odds are that as you read this, an iPhone is within reach. But before Steve Jobs introduced us to 'the one device', as he called it, a mobile phone was merely what you used to make calls on the go.

    How did the iPhone transform our world and turn Apple into the most valuable company ever? Veteran technology journalist Brian Merchant reveals the inside story you won't hear from Cupertino - based on his exclusive interviews with the engineers, inventors and developers who guided every stage of the iPhone's creation.

    This deep dive takes you from inside 1 Infinite Loop to nineteenth-century France to WWII America, from the driest place on earth to a Kenyan pit of toxic e-waste, and even deep inside Shenzhen's notorious 'suicide factories'. It's a first-hand look at how the cutting-edge tech that makes the world work - touch screens, motion trackers and even AI - made its way into our pockets.

    The One Device is a road map for design and engineering genius, an anthropology of the modern age and an unprecedented view into one of the most secretive companies in history. This is the untold account, ten years in the making, of the device that changed everything.

  • The final, thrilling instalment in this extraordinary series from bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.

    A generation ago, powerful mage Constantine Madden came close to achieving what no magician had ever achieved: the ability to bring back the dead. He didn't succeed . . . but he did find a way to keep himself alive, inside a young child named Callum Hunt.

    Facing up to what he is, Callum has battled chaos and evil across four years of magical training at the Magisterium, eventually defeating the armies of chaos in an epic battle.

    It came at a cost.

    Now, triumphant and heartbroken, Callum Hunt has just about had enough, and is ready to complete his training. But the evil Callum faced has not given up just yet . . .

  • International bestselling author of THE MAZALAN BOOK OF THE FALLEN continues his new epic fantasy sequence, the Kharkanas Trilogy, in this enthralling, all-embracing new novel of war and betrayal, dark sorcery and ancient gods... In a world becoming rotten with sorcery, can honour truly exist?

  • A collection of wonderful Christmas stories from the fantastically funny Terry Pratchett. With incredible illustrations from Mark Beech, it's the perfect stocking filler!

    Have you ever wanted Christmas to be different?

    Turkey and carols, presents and crackers - they all start to feel a bit . . . samey.

    How about a huge exploding mince pie, a pet abominable snowman, or a very helpful partridge in a pear tree? What if Father Christmas went to work at a zoo, or caused chaos in a toy store or, was even, arrested for burglary!?

    Dive into the fantastically funny world of Terry Pratchett, for a festive treat like no other. These ten stories will have you laughing, gasping and crying (with laughter) - you'll never see Christmas in the same way again.

    'Funny, action-packed . . . a rip-roaring read' The Sun

  • Are you longing for Christmas? Can't wait to warm yourself by the fireplace, drinking hot cocoa and toasting marshmallows?

    Hetty Feather's festive story is bound to get you in the Christmassy mood!

    ---------- An unexpected gift leads to trouble for Hetty on Christmas Day at the Foundling Hospital, and the dreaded Matron Bottomly is delighted to have an excuse to exclude Hetty from the festive celebrations.

    Poor Hetty is distraught - but just when it seems that all is lost, a dear friend arrives to whisk her away for a Christmas unlike any other . . .

  • Clover Moons imagination is her best escape from her life of hardship in poverty-stricken Victorian London. When tragedy plunges her into a world of grief, everything she loved about the place she called home is gone. Could leaving her family be just what she needs to find a place that really feels like home? Meet Clover Moon, bestselling author Jacqueline Wilsons brilliant new heroine!

  • --- THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER: 2 million copies sold worldwide! A charming, feel-good and universal story of one woman's journey from boredom and dissatisfaction to happiness and fulfilment - if you liked The Happiness Project, The Little Paris Bookshop or Eat, Pray, Love, you'll love this.

    At thirty-eight and a quarter years old, Camille has everything she needs to be happy, or so it seems: a good job, a loving husband, a wonderful son. Why then does she feel as if happiness has slipped through her fingers? All she wants is to find the path to joy.

    When Claude, a French Sean Connery lookalike and routinologist, offers his unique advice to help get her there, she seizes the opportunity with both hands. Camille's journey is full of surprising adventures, creative capers and deep meaning, as she sets out to transform her life and realize her dreams one step at a time . . .

  • Callum Hunt's life has fallen apart.

    His friend is gone. The spy has escaped. His secret is out.

    He is facing an existence behind bars, banished from the rest of the magical community for what he is - for what he might become.

    But a shocking revelation has promised freedom - at a cost. Will he stay strong, and faithful to his friends and teachers? Or take the risk, and destroy everything he's ever loved?

    This fourth year at the Magisterium will be unlike anything else that has gone before . . .

    'I can't wait to read more of this series!' - Rick Riordan

  • Kelsea Glynn returns as this unforgettable trilogy full of magic and adventure is drawn to a thrilling close.

    Since ascending to the throne, Kelsea Glynn has grown into a powerful monarch and a visionary leader.

    But in her quest to end corruption and restore justice within the Tearling, she has made many enemies. Chief amongst them is the evil and feared Red Queen, who now holds Kelsea - and her magical sapphires - captive in her castle in Mortmesne, a deal brokered to protect the Tearling from a Mort invasion.

    But the Tearling needs its Queen, and the Mace, head of Kelsea's personal guards, will not rest until he and his men rescue their sovereign from her prison.

    Now it is time for the fate of Queen Kelsea - and the Tearling itself - to be revealed . . .

  • THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ''Clever and compelling. You''ll love THE CHILD'' Clare Mackintosh ''Tense, tantalising and ultimately very satisfying . . . definitely one of the year''s must-reads'' Lee Child ''An engrossing, irresistible story about the coming to light of a long-buried secret. An absolutely fabulous read - I loved it!'' Shari Lapena The bestselling author of 2016''s breakout debut, THE WIDOW, returns with her new dark, unputdownable thriller. ******** When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers it''s impossible to ignore. For one woman, it''s a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her. For another, it reveals the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for the third, a journalist, it''s the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. The Child''s story will be told. ******** ''I loved this gripping story that kept me guessing to the end'' Liz Nugent ''Fiona Barton is a major new talent'' M J Arlidge

  • MOUNT

    Jilly Cooper

    In Jilly Cooper''s latest, raciest novel, Rupert Campbell-Black takes centre stage in the cut-throat world of flat racing. Rupert is consumed by one obsession: that Love Rat, his adored grey horse, be proclaimed champion stallion. He longs to trounce Roberto''s Revenge, the stallion owned by his detested rival Cosmo Rannaldini, which means abandoning his racing empire at Penscombe and his darling wife Taggie, and chasing winners in the richest races worldwide, from Dubai to Los Angeles to Melbourne. Luckily, the fort at home is held by Rupert''s assistant Gav, a genius with horses, fancied by every stable lass, but damaged by alcoholism and a vile wife. When Gala, a grieving but ravishing Zimbabwean widow moves to Penscombe as carer for Rupert''s wayward father, it is not just Gav who is attracted to her: a returning Rupert finds himself dangerously tempted. Gala adores horses, and when she switches to working in the yard, her carer''s job is taken by a devastatingly handsome South African man who claims to be gay but seems far keener on caring for the angelic Taggie. And as increasingly sinister acts of sabotage strike at Penscombe, the game of musical loose boxes gathers apace . . . Everybody loves Jilly Cooper : ''Sex and horses: who could ask for more?'' Sunday Telegraph ''Joyful and mischeivous'' Jojo Moyes ''A delight from start to finish'' Daily Mail ''Fun, sexy and unputdownable'' Marian Keyes ''Escape into an alternative universe in which all is right with the world'' Guardian ''Flawlessly entertaining'' Helen Fielding

  • Famous killers have fan clubs.

    Hamish Wolfe is charming, magnetic and very persuasive. Famed for his good looks, he receives adoring letters every day from his countless admirers. He's also a convicted murderer, facing life in prison.

    Who would join such a club?

    Maggie Rosie is a successful lawyer and true-crime author. Reclusive and enigmatic, she only takes on cases she can win.

    Hamish is convinced that Maggie can change his fate. Maggie is determined not to get involved. She thinks she's immune to the charms of such a man. But maybe not this time . . .

    Would you?

  • Vicky Harper is still hopelessly single and having to face up to the unpalatable fact that the last time she had a relationship with that highly elusive species, the decent single man, was well before Phantom of the Opera hit Broadway.

  • Cassandra never set out to be a psychic, least of all a famous one, with her very own magazine column, plus a glamorous TV slot thrown in for good measure. But, whether she likes it or not, ever since she was a little girl, Cassandra's been able to see things, so vividly and clearly, it can be, well, a bit frightening.

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