A heads-up for you that lead titles of 2016 are available now at Chapters…
If you are in the mood for an exquisite book, do visit and browse our new collection. Books make great gifts, and if you have a bibliophile in your life, then you will certainly like what’s on our shelves right now.
1. The book of Hygge: The Danish art of living well– Louisa Thomsen Brits
The most beautiful guide to the Danish custom of hygge, the everyday life philosophy for better living.
Hygge is a feeling of belonging and warmth, a moment of comfort and contentment. This beautiful little book will help you to find hygge and embrace it every day. Make a pot of coffee, relax in your favourite chair and discover for yourself how life is better with hygge.
‘Best [book] for the philosophy of hygge’ You Magazine
‘…a philosophy for mindful living’ The Guardian
‘Her book is a thing of beauty’Irish Examiner
2. The Can’t Sleep Colouring Journal- Dr Sarah Jane Arnold
When your mind just won’t switch off and you’re fed up of tossing and turning in your bed, pick up this unique book and discover a new and creative way of getting a good night’s sleep.
Along with gorgeous patterns to colour you’ll also find:
· Simple tailored exercises designed to calm the mind, promote well-being and help you relax, ready for sleep
· Expert hints and tips on developing a good bedtime routine
· Inspirational quotes and plenty of room for your own thoughts and musings
3. Elizabeth is Missing– Emma Healey
Sunday Times Top Five Bestseller Elizabeth is Missing is the stunning, smash-hit debut novel from new author Emma Healey
Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2014
Shortlisted for National Book Awards Popular Fiction Book 2014
Shortlisted for National Book Awards New Writer of the Year 2014
Longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2014
Longlisted for the Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction 2015
Maud is forgetful. She makes a cup of tea and doesn’t remember to drink it. She goes to the shops and forgets why she went. Sometimes her home is unrecognizable – or her daughter Helen seems a total stranger.
But there’s one thing Maud is sure of: her friend Elizabeth is missing. The note in her pocket tells her so. And no matter who tells her to stop going on about it, to leave it alone, to shut up, Maud will get to the bottom of it.
Because somewhere in Maud’s damaged mind lies the answer to an unsolved seventy-year-old mystery. One everyone has forgotten about.
Everyone, except Maud . . .
4. William Shakespeare: Notes & Quotes
One of history’s most influential and renowned playwrights, Shakespeare was able to manipulate language in a way that still resonates to this day. This elegant notebook, featuring some of the best-known quotations from his works, will inspire writers as they pen their own jottings and thoughts.
Practical and stylishly designed, these pages contain soft lines and decorative illustrations throughout, so writers will enjoy getting organized and jotting down their notes wherever they are.
5. The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill– Dominique Enright
Sir Winston Churchill remains a British hero, lauded for his oratorical skill. He wrote histories, biographies, memoirs, and even a novel, while his journalism, speeches and broadcasts run to millions of words. From 1940 he inspired and united the British people and guided their war effort. Behind the public figure, however, was a man of vast humanity and enormous wit. His most famous speeches and sayings have passed into history but many of his aphorisms, puns and jokes are less well-known.
This enchanting collection brings together hundreds of his wittiest remarks as a record of all that was best about this endearing, conceited, talented and wildly funny Englishman.
6. The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe’s Refugee Crisis– Patrick Kingsley
Europe is facing a wave of migration unmatched since the end of World War II – and no one has reported on this crisis in more depth or breadth than the Guardian‘s migration correspondent, Patrick Kingsley. Throughout 2015, Kingsley travelled to 17 countries along the migrant trail, meeting hundreds of refugees making epic odysseys across deserts, seas and mountains to reach the holy grail of Europe.
This is Kingsley’s unparalleled account of who these voyagers are. It’s about why they keep coming, and how they do it. It’s about the smugglers who help them on their way, and the coastguards who rescue them at the other end. The volunteers that feed them, the hoteliers that house them, and the border guards trying to keep them out. And the politicians looking the other way.
The New Odyssey is a work of original, bold reporting written with a perfect mix of compassion and authority by the journalist who knows the subject better than any other.
7. The Girl on the Train– Paula Hawkins
The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people’s lives.
EVERY DAY THE SAME
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
“Nothing is more addicting than The Girl on the Train.”—Vanity Fair
“The Girl on the Train has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since Gone Girl. . . . [It] is liable to draw a large, bedazzled readership.”—The New York Times
“Marries movie noir with novelistic trickery. . . hang on tight. You’ll be surprised by what horrors lurk around the bend.”—USA Today
“Like its train, the story blasts through the stagnation of these lives in suburban London and the reader cannot help but turn pages.”—The Boston Globe
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