Do you want to read more books this year? Choose one of our reasonably priced paperbacks, which easily fit into handbags, tote bags and pockets for reading on the go!


Power Trip by Damian McBride

*Sunday Times Bestseller*

Damian McBride’s Power Trip remains the essential guide to understanding the murky underbelly of modern politics and how it can shape and corrupt those who inhabit it for too long. Once Gordon Brown’s head of communications turned adviser, McBride was sacked in 2009 after it emerged he had sent emails planning a smear campaign against senior Tory politicians. Now updated with a new foreword, this is the 10th anniversary edition of the most explosive political memoir of the past decade.


Bandit Country: The IRA and South Armagh by Toby Harnden

*New edition of one of the most celebrated books on the Troubles*

Famously described as ‘Bandit Country’ by Merlyn Rees when he was Northern Ireland Secretary, South Armagh was, for nearly three decades, the most dangerous posting in the world for a British soldier. In this acclaimed work of reportage, Toby Harnden strips away the myth and propaganda associated with the region to produce one of the most important books on the Troubles. It’s the inside story of how the IRA came close to bringing the British state to its knees.


The Women Behind the Few: The Women’s Auxiliary Air Force and British Intelligence during the Second World War by Sarah-Louise Miller

Do you know about the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force? During the Second World War, these women worked within the Dowding System, the world’s most sophisticated air defence network, among other roles. Hidden behind the Few but vital to their success, WAAFs supplied the RAF with life-saving military intelligence. Here, for the first time, is their story.




Why Vote: How to make your voice heard in a world of broken politics by Jo Phillips and David Seymour

Swamped beneath the tide of fake news, wars on woke and social media storms lies democracy. Jo Phillips and David Seymour guide the reader through the workings of government and Parliament and make a passionate case for the power of democracy. After all, if younger people turned out to vote in the same numbers that older people do, this country would be a very different place.



The Art of the Impossible: How to start a political party (and why you probably shouldn’t) by Andrew Reid and Simon Carr

This unique book details the wild ride of the brand-new Brexit Party as it heads from triumph in the European elections to disaster in the general election six months later. Packed with hilarious anecdotes about the reality of setting up a new party, it takes the reader on a journey through building the entire apparatus in an impossibly short time frame; losing key players to enemy action; and facing chaotic scenes created by a cat’s cradle of legal complications – before arriving at the conclusion that politics is much more difficult than it looks.



Massive: The Miracle of Prague by Pete May

Charting West Ham’s tumultuous 2022–23 season and epic triumph in the Europa Conference League final, this is the story of how the Hammers defied the odds to win their first trophy in forty-three years and first European trophy in fifty-eight years. Packed with hilarious anecdotes and whimsical musings, this is West Ham’s extraordinary 2022–23 season as told by superfan Pete May, who lived (and occasionally suffered) through every nail-biting moment and crucial game.



Keep an eye on other paperbacks coming out this year:

Breaking the Code: Westminster Diaries – new edition by Gyles Brandreth

Broke: Fixing Britain’s poverty crisis edited by Tom Clark

Everyday Hate: How antisemitism is built into our world – and how you can change it by Dave Rich

Make it Human: A vision for happier, healthier, more human workplaces by Sarah McLellan

The Winding Stair by Jesse Norman