Friday, 21 February 2014

Large Print Selection - February 2014

Large Print Books

Large Print Selection - February 2014

Our selection this month includes the Costa Novel Award winning Life after Life by Kate Atkinson. The wonderful Longbourn from Jo Baker and a fascinating insight into the role of women during World War One by Kate Adie. All these and many more are available from the Large Print Bookshop.

Now Available:

Life After Life - Kate Atkinson

What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly.

Hardback £22.99

Longbourn - Jo Baker

The servants at Longbourn estate, only glancingly mentioned in Jane Austen's classic, take center stage in Jo Baker's lively, cunning new novel. Here are the Bennets as we have never known them: seen through the eyes of those scrubbing the floors, cooking the meals, emptying the chamber pots.

Paperback £20.50             Other books by Jo Baker

Solo: A James Bond Novel - William Boyd

It’s 1969, and, having just celebrated his forty-fifth birthday, James Bond – British special agent 007 – is summoned to headquarters to receive an unusual assignment.

Paperback £23.50             Other books by William Boyd

The Prime Minister's Ironing Board: True Stories from the Government Archives - Adam Macqueen

Stored in Whitehall’s archives are everything from blood-chilling warnings of imminent nuclear attack to comical details of daily life in the corridors of power. Adam Macqueen, author of the highly acclaimed bestseller Private Eye: The First 50 Years, presents us with some of the most unlikely revelations since the Official Secrets Act was inaugurated one hundred years ago.

Paperback £23.50

Fighting on the Home Front: The Legacy of Women in World War One - Kate Adie

In 1914 the world changed forever. When World War One broke out and a generation of men went off to fight, women emerged from the shadows of their domestic lives. Now a visible force in public life, they began to take up essential roles - from transport to policing, munitions to sport, entertainment, and even politics.

Paperback £23.50

Classic Fiction Choice:


Moll Flanders - Daniel Defoe

Moll Flanders follows the life of its eponymous heroine through its many vicissitudes, which include her early seduction, careers in crime and prostitution, conviction for theft and transportation to the plantations of Virginia, and her ultimate redemption and prosperity in the new World.

Paperback £19.50             Other books by Daniel Defoe

Large Print News

UK's Biggest Large Print Publisher Ceases Trading - The UK publisher responsible for producing more Large Print titles than anybody else went out of business late last year. AudioGo, formerly BBC Audiobooks, whose imprints included Windsor, Chivers, Paragon, Camden and Galaxy produced over 80 titles a month. They went into Administration last October and after a buyer could not be found the business was wound up leaving massive debts. This has left a big gap in the market as they published many of our most popular titles and leaves Large Print under represented in the UK. We are working on our own publishing plans, although they are at a very early stage, but in the mean time are continuing to source Large Print titles from both the UK and US to try and offer a real diversity of books.


When ordering for the quickest delivery, always look out for those titles on our website which are marked as either 'currently in stock’ or 'In Stock (usually dispatched in 1-2 working days)'.

Other titles are normally available for dispatch within about 7 - 10 days as we have more stock arriving all the time.