It is an ordinary Thursday and things should finally be returning to normal. Except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club is concerned. A decade-old cold case leads them to a local news legend and a murder with no body and no answers. Then, a new foe pays Elizabeth a visit. Her mission? Kill . . . or be killed. As the cold case turns white hot, Elizabeth wrestles with her conscience (and a gun), while Joyce, Ron and Ibrahim chase down clues with help from old friends and new. But can the gang solve the mystery and save Elizabeth before the murderer strikes again?
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Undoctored : The Story of a Medic Who Ran Out of Patients
Adam Kay’s secret diary from his time as a junior doctor This is Going to Hurt was the publishing phenomenon of the century.
It has been read by millions, translated into 37 languages, and adapted into a major BBC television series. But that was only part of the story. Now, Adam Kay returns and will once again have you in stitches in his painfully funny and startlingly powerful follow-up, Undoctored: The Story of a Medic Who Ran out of Patients. In his most honest and incisive book yet, he reflects on what’s happened since hanging up his scrubs and examines a life inextricably bound up with medicine. Battered and bruised from his time on the NHS frontline, Kay looks back, moves forwards and opens up some old wounds. Hilarious and heartbreaking, horrifying and humbling, Undoctored is the astonishing portrait of a life by one of Britain’s best-loved storytellers.
The Philosophy of Modern Song by Bob Dylan
The Philosophy of Modern Song is Bob Dylan’s first book of new writing since 2004’s Chronicles: Volume One – and since winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016. Dylan, who began working on the book in 2010, offers his extraordinary insight into the nature of popular music. He writes over 60 essays focusing on songs by other artists, spanning from Stephen Foster to Elvis Costello, and in between ranging from Hank Williams to Nina Simone.
He analyses what he calls the trap of easy rhymes, breaks down how the addition of a single syllable can diminish a song and even explains how bluegrass relates to heavy metal. These essays are written in Dylan’s unique prose. They are mysterious and mercurial, poignant and profound, and often laugh-out-loud funny.
And while they are ostensibly about music, they are really meditations and reflections on the human condition. Running throughout the book are nearly 150 carefully curated photos as well as a series of dream-like riffs that, taken together, resemble an epic poem and add to the work’s transcendence. In 2020, with the release of his outstanding album Rough and Rowdy Ways, Dylan became the first artist to have an album hit the Billboard Top 40 in each decade since the 1960s.
The Philosophy of Modern Song contains much of what he has learned about his craft in all those years and, like everything that Dylan does, it is a momentous artistic achievement.
Are you the nerdle who’s obsessed with sharing your Wordle streak?
Ever had to mute your dedicated WhatsApp group when you failed to guess the daily word? Have you blocked your colleague on Twitter for their incessant perfect score sharing? Then this is the book for you! Hilariously funny, ridiculously silly and a tiny bit rude, Absurdle is the perfect parody on the viral game that everyone is talking about. Drawing on the instantly recognisable Wordle format with a humorous twist, Absurdle is a must-have for hundreds of thousands of Wordle fans, and those looking for a Secret Santa present or stocking filler for the Wordle obsessive in their lives. Drawing on Wordle’s instantly recognisable layout with its clever design, Absurdle features a series of completed Wordle-style challenges, but replaces the familiar, everyday answers with absurd, whimsical ones, complete with a witty response from the ‘game’, in lieu of congratulations.