Meet the Radleys: Peter, Helen and their teenage children, Clara and Rowan, live in a typical suburban English town. They are an everyday family, averagely dysfunctional, averagely content. But, as their children have yet to find out, the Radleys have a devastating secret.
A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS
This is the true story of Father Christmas. It is a story that proves that nothing is impossible. It is a tale of adventure, snow, kidnapping, elves and an 11-year-old boy called Nikolas, who isn't afraid to believe in magic.
THE DEAD FATHERS CLUB
Philip Noble is an eleven-year-old in crisis. His father has died in a road accident, and his mother is succumbing to the charms of her dead husband's brother, Uncle Alan. Then Philip's father's ghost appears and declares Uncle Alan murdered him. Philip vows to carry out the ghost's relentless demands for revenge. But can the words of a ghost be trusted any more than the lies of the living?
FATHER CHRISTMAS AND ME
It isn't always easy, growing up as a human in Elfhelm, even if your adoptive parents are the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas. For one thing, Elf School can be annoying when you have to sing Christmas songs every day - even in July. But when the jealous Easter Bunny and his rabbit army launch an attack to stop Christmas, it's up to Amelia, her new family and the elves to keep Christmas alive. Before it's too late…
THE GIRL WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS
It is Christmas Eve and all is not well. Amelia Wishart is trapped in Mr Creeper's workhouse and Christmas is in jeopardy. Father Christmas knows he must find her, so with the help of some elves, eight reindeer, the Queen and a man called Charles Dickens, the search for Amelia - and the secret of Christmas - begins . . .
HOW TO STOP TIME
Tom Hazard may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but he was born in 1581. Owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom now has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher. The only thing Tom mustn't do is fall in love…
One wet Friday night, Professor Andrew Martin is found walking naked through the streets of Cambridge. He is not feeling quite himself. Food sickens him. Clothes confound him. Even his loving wife is repulsive to him. He feels lost amongst a crazy alien species and hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton, and he's a dog.
THE LAST FAMILY IN ENGLAND
Prince is an earnest young dog, striving hard to live up to the tenets of the Labrador Pact (Remain Loyal to Your Human Masters, Serve and Protect Your Family at Any Cost). Other dogs, led by the Springer Spaniels, have revolted. Their slogans are 'Dogs for Dogs, not for Humans' and Prince is forced to break the Labrador Pact and take desperate action to save his Family.
NOTES ON A NERVOUS PLANET
After experiencing years of anxiety and panic attacks, author Matt Haig began to look for the link between what he felt and the world around him. Notes on a Nervous Planet is a personal and vital look at how to feel happy, human and whole in the twenty-first century.
THE POSSESSION OF MR CAVE
Terence Cave has already experienced the tragedies of his mother's suicide and his wife's murder when his teenage son, Reuben, is killed in a grotesque accident. Terence comes to realise that his one duty in life is to protect his remaining child, Bryony, from the world's malign forces. But as he starts to follow his grieving daughter's movements and enforce a draconian set of rules, his love for Bryony becomes a possessive force that leads to destruction and, ultimately, murder.
REASONS TO STAY ALIVE
Aged 24, Matt Haig triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him, and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, this is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth.