The Borzoi Bookshop

Church Street, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire GL54 1BB

Tel: 01451 830268

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January - March 2017


Dinah Jefferies needs no introduction. Her previous novels The Separation, The Tea Planter's Wife and The Silk Merchant's Daughter, have all been very popular. She will be talking about and signing her new novel Before the Rains at a tea party in the Borzoi at 4.00pm on Thursday 9th March. Please let us know in advance if you would like to come. The book will be published on 23rd February at £12.99.


Finisterre – Graham Hurley £18.99

A thrilling depiction of Operation Finisterre during WWII, a last-ditch plan to enable Hitler to bluff his way to the negotiating table.

Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi £12.99

A well-received debut about two sisters with very different destinies that spans three continents and seven generations.

The Ninth Grave – Stefan Ahnhem £18.99

If anything, this is an even more exciting thriller than its predecessor Victim Without a Face.

Her Every Fear – Peter Swanson £12.99

A new psychological thriller from the author of The Kind Worth Killing.

Corpus – Rory Clements £12.99

The first in a new spy thriller series set in 1936 with Europe in turmoil. For fans of Robert Harris. The author has previously written a series of Tudor spy thrillers. This is truly unputdownable!

The Death of Kings – Rennie Airth £18.99

A fifth mystery for Inspector John Madden to solve in post-war England.

A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles £12.99

A Russian aristocrat is sentenced to house arrest indefinitely by a Bolshevik tribunal.

The Good People – Hannah Kent

From the author of the award-winning Burial Rites comes a haunting novel set in 19th century Ireland in a world of folklore and belief, rituals and stories.

The House at Bishopsgate – Katie Hickman £16.99

Early 17th century London is vividly evoked in this magical story of marital secrets and sexual jealousy.

City of Friends – Joanna Trollope £18.99

When a City high-flyer loses her job, at least she has “The Girls”, her three best friends, to fall back on, but when a secret betrayal emerges, their long-cherished friendships are pushed to the limits. Due 23rd February.

Pachinko – Min Jin Lee £18.99

A sweeping saga of a Korean family in 20th century Japan as they deal with identity, love, death and survival. We have heard great things of this story.

From the Heart – Susan Hill £10.99 Due 2nd March. A standalone, coming-of-age novel.

Exit West – Mohsin Hamid £16.99

From the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist comes a story of love and hope moving from the Middle East to London and beyond. Due 2nd March.

In the Name of the Family: A Novel of Machiavelli and the Borgias – Sarah Dunant £16.99 Due 2nd March.

Birdcage Walk – Helen Dunmore £18.99

This is set in Bristol in 1792 while Europe is convulsed by the French Revolution. Due 2nd March.

Quieter Than Killing – Sarah Hilary £16.99

The fourth thriller to feature DI Marnie Rome. The author was one of our “Queens of Crime” a few years ago. Due 9th March.

War Cry – Wilbur Smith £20.00

A return to the popular Courtney series, introducing a new character Saffron and moving from Kenya to England as WWII approaches. Due 23rd March.

In Extremis – Tim Parks £16.99

If our present identity is rooted in our family past, can we ever really change? Due 23rd March.

The Legacy – Yrsa Sigurdardottir £14.99

The first in a new series from the Icelandic crime novelist. Due 23rd March.


The Muse – Jessie Burton £8.99

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep – Joanna Cannon £7.99

Anatomy of a Soldier – Harry Parker £7.99

Deep Blue – Alan Judd £8.99

The Course of Love – Alain de Botton £8.99

Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen – Alison Weir £7.99

Dear Amy: Please Find Me – Helen Callaghan £7.99

Crisis – Frank Gardner £7.99

The Gustav Sonata – Rose Tremain £8.99

Days Without End – Sebastian Barry £8.99 Costa Book of the Year 2016.

Three Sisters, Three Queens – Philippa Gregory £8.99

The Girl in the Glass Tower – Elizabeth Fremantle £7.99

Mount! - Jilly Cooper £7.99 Due 23rd February.

The Collected Short Stories – Jean Rhys £9.99 Due 2nd March.

The Waters of Eternal Youth – Donna Leon £8.99 Due 9th March.

Mothering Sunday – Graham Swift £8.99 Due 9th March.

The Lost Book of the Grail – Charlie Lovett £8.99

A new adventure from the Carolina and Kingham-based author as two academics search for a long-lost book that could reveal secrets about the Holy Grail and King Arthur. Due 23rd March.

Guilt in the Cotswolds – Rebecca Tope £7.99 Due 23rd March.

Closed Casket: The new Hercule Poirot Mystery – Sophie Hannah £7.99 Due 23rd March.

The Other Mrs Walker – Mary Paulson-Ellis £7.99 Due 23rd March.

Die of Shame – Mark Billingham £7.99 Due 23rd March.

This book will be the subject of the Big Book Group at the Chipping Campden Literature Festival in May.


The Romanovs – Simon Sebag Montefiore £10.99

A House Full of Daughters – Juliet Nicolson £9.99

Mrs Guinness: The Rise and Fall of Diana Mitford, the Thirties Socialite – Lyndsy Spence £9.99 Due 2nd March.

Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs – Monty Don £7.99 Due 9th March.

Kick: The True Story of JFK's Forgotten Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth – Paula Byrne £9.99 Due 23rd March.

Like Farmer, Like Son: A Memoir – Adam Henson £7.99 Due 23rd March.

Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years – John Guy £9.99 Due 30th March.


The Richardsons at Chastleton – Martin J Elson £9.99

The life and times of the Richardson family whilst living at Chastleton during the early 20th century.

Once upon a Time in the East: A Story of Growing Up – Xiaolu Guo £16.99

A Wild Swans for a new generation, a memoir of navigating the everyday peculiarity of modern China. As a girl, the author was abandoned, starved and raped.

Take Courage: Anne Bronte and the Art of Life – Samantha Ellis £16.99

Wind in my Hair: A Kaleidoscope of Memories – Josephine Loewenstein £20.00

Strolling Player: The Life and Career of Albert Finney – Gabriel Hershman £20.00

Being Wagner: The Triumph of the Will – Simon Callow £14.99

Un-Wagner like in length (200+ pages), this is an intelligent and fluent biography, short on musicology, concentrating on the composer's life and times.

Man of Iron: Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain – Julian Glover £25.00

Montaigne: A Life – Philippe Desan £32.95

The Wild Other: A Memoir – Clover Stroud £20.00

The author, who is Nell Gifford's sister, describes how her idyllic childhood in rural England was shattered when a horrific riding accident left her mother permanently brain-damaged, and how she embarked on a journey to find the sense of home that had been so savagely broken.

Mariner: A Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge – Malcolm Guite £25.00

A Secret Well Kept: The Untold Story of Sir Vernon Kell, Founder of MI5 – Constance Kell £16.99 Due 23rd February.

Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli's Lifelong Quest for Freedom – Erica Benner £20.00 Due 2nd March.

The Transferred Life of George Eliot – Philip Davis £25.00 Due 9th March.

Martin Luther: Catholic Dissident – Peter Stanford £20.00 Due 16th March.

In God's Hands: The Spiritual Diaries of Pope John Paul II £25.00

The late Pontiff kept a spiritual and private diary from his early days as a priest up until two years before his death. Due 23rd March.


Young and Damned and Fair: The Life and Tragedy of Catherine Howard at the Court of Henry VIII – Gareth Russell £25.00

The Holocaust: A New History – Laurence Rees £25.00

Russia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis 1890-1928 – S A Smith £25.00

Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities – Bettany Hughes £25.00

Castle of the Eagles: Escape from Mussolini's Colditz – Mark Felton £16.99

The little-known story of one of World War Two's greatest escapes.

Isabella of Castile: Europe's First Great Queen – Giles Tremlett £25.00

The Transatlantic Marriage Bureau: Husband Hunting in the Gilded Age: How American Heiresses Conquered the Aristocracy – Julie Ferry £20.00

The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick-Maker: The Story of Britain Through its Census since 1801 – Roger Hutchinson £20.00

Cnut the Great – Timothy Bolton £30.00

Not to be confused with King Cnut and the Viking Conquest of England 1016 by W B Bartlett, which came out last October.

Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World – ed Joanna Marschner et al £50.00

Three German princesses, all powerful and intelligent women, who left enduring marks on British culture in the Hanoverian era. A magnificent – and weighty – tome.

Reformation Divided: Catholics, Protestants and the Conversion of England – Eamon Duffy £30.00

The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution – Robert Service £25.00

Lonely Courage: The True Story of the SOE Heroines who Fought to Free Nazi-Occupied France – Rick Stroud £20.00 Due 23rd February.

Emperor of the Five Rivers: The Life and Times of Maharajah Ranjit Singh – Mohamed Sheikh £25.00

Ranjit Singh was the first Maharaja of the Sikh Empire and one of the greatest figures in the history of the Punjab.

The Catholics: The Church and its People in Britain and Ireland, from the Reformation to the Present Day – Roy Hattersley £25.00 Due 2nd March.

Lorenz: Breaking Hitler's Top Secret Code at Bletchley Park – Jerry Roberts £20.00

We all know about the Enigma machine, but there was another code machine used by Hitler himself to convey messages to his top commanders in the field, a machine more complex and secure than Enigma. For 60 years, no-one knew about Lorenz or the men who finally broke the code. Due 2nd March.

Praetorian: The Rise and Fall of Rome's Imperial Bodyguard – Guy de la Bedoyere £25.00 Due 7th March.

Houses of Power: The Places that Shaped the Tudor World – Simon Thurley £30.00 Due 23rd March.


All Out War: The Full Story of how Brexit sank Britain's Political Class – Tim Shipman £25.00

Who Lost Russia? How the World Entered a New Cold War – Peter Conradi £18.99

Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were – Philip Lymbery £12.99

A tour of some of the world's most iconic and endangered species, and what we can do to save them. The author wrote Farmageddon. Due 9th March.

The Women who Shaped Politics: Fascinating Stories of the Women who Influenced Government – Sophy Ridge £20.00 Due 23rd March.

Out of China: How the Chinese Ended the Era of Western Domination – Robert Bickers £30.00 Due 30th March.


The Unaccompanied – Simon Armitage £14.99

The celebrated poet's 11th collection heralds a return to his trademark contemporary lyricism, documenting a world on the brink. Due 2nd March.


Vanessa Bell – ed Sarah Milroy £40.00 hardback or £25.00 paperback

This accompanies the exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.

David Hockney – ed Chris Stephens and Andrew Wilson £40.00 hardback or £29.99 paperback

A full career retrospective to accompany the exhibition at Tate Britain.

Places of the Mind: British Watercolour Landscapes 1850-1950 – ed Kim Sloan £20.00

An exploration of artists' spiritual quests to capture the essence of landscape and convey a sense of place. Coincides with an exhibition at the British Museum.

Rogues' Gallery: A History of Art and its Dealers – Philip Hook £20.00

Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932 – John Milner and Natalia Murray £40.00

An exploration of the themes and artistic developments of the first fifteen years of the Soviet state, to accompany an exhibition at the Royal Academy. Due February.

Zaha Hadid Architects: Redefining Architecture and Design £50.00 Due March, but may be delayed to June/July.


Orchids: A Cultural History – Jim Endersby £22.00

The Garden Visitor's Handbook: National Open Garden Scheme £12.99 Due 2nd March.

To you and me, it's the Yellow Book.

New Nordic Gardens: Scandinavian Landscape Design – Annika Zetterman £28.00 Due 2nd March.

Stuff Every Gardener Should Know – Scott Meyer £7.99

A small, gift-type hardback of essential gardening techniques. Due 7th March.

At Home at Highclere: Stories and Menus from the real Downton Abbey – The Countess of Carnarvon £30.00

A sumptuous book indeed, with anecdotes and stories focusing on four different historical weekends at Highclere Castle, supplemented by observations of life today, with menus and recipes. Due 9th March.

Secret Gardens of the National Trust – Claire Masset £14.99 Due 9th March.

A Hut of One's Own: How to Make the Most of Your Allotment Shed – Emily Chappell £12.00 Due 9th March.

The Thoughtful Gardener – Jinny Blom £35.00 Due 16th March.

Robert Adam: Country House Design, Decoration and the Art of Elegance – Jeremy Musson £45.00 Due 21st March.

My Life with Plants – Roy Lancaster £25.00

The author is Vice-President of the RHS, a presenter on Gardeners' World and a panellist on Gardeners' Question Time. Due 28th March.

The Living Jigsaw: How to Cultivate a Healthy Garden Ecology – Val Bourne £20.00 Due 31st March.

The Container Gardener: Inspirational Ideas for Pots and Plants to Transform any Garden – Frances Tophill £16.99 Due 6th April.


Faberge in London: The British Branch of the Imperial Russian Goldsmith – Kieran McCarthy £55.00

Tartan + Tweed – Caroline Young and Ann Martin £25.00

A comprehensive look at the history of tartan and tweed from their origins in the Scottish Highlands to their reinvention and growing popularity today.

Tibetan Clothing and Jewellery: Nomads and Farmers of Amdo and Kham – Gina Corrigan £40.00 Due March, but may be delayed to June/July.


The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women who Took the Measure of the Stars – Dana Sobel £16.99

Climate Change – HRH The Prince of Wales, Tony Juniper and Emily Shuckburgh £7.99

Quantum Mechanics – Jim Al-Khalili £7.99

Evolution – Steve Jones £7.99

The first three titles in the new Ladybird Expert series.

Fragile Lives: A Heart Surgeon's Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table – Stephen Westaby £14.99

A Little History of Economics – Niall Kishtainy £14.99 Due 7th March.


Tom Kerridge's Dopamine Diet: My Low-Carb, Stay-Happy Way to Lose Weight £20.00

Mary Berry Everyday: Make Every Meal Special £26.00

120 brand-new recipes from her new BBC series.

Deliciously Ella with Friends: Healthy Recipes to Love, Share and Enjoy Together – Ella Mills Woodward £25.00

James Martin's French Adventure £20.00 Lovely photos of France, the recipes aren't bad either!

Home Cook: Over 300 Delicious, Fuss-Free Recipes – Thomasina Miers £25.00 Due 2nd March.

River Cottage: Easy – Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall £26.00 Due 9th March.

Bake: 125 Show-Stopping Recipes Made Simple – Lorraine Pascale £20.00 Due 9th March.

The Great Dixter Cookbook: Recipes from an English Garden – Aaron Bertelsen £24.95 Due 20th March.


Taming the Flood: Rivers, Wetlands and the Centuries-Old Battle against Flooding – Jeremy Purseglove £12.99

Crafted in Britain: The Survival of Britain's Traditional Industries – Anthony Burton and Rob Scott £25.00

A celebration of traditional crafts, skills and industries that have survived into the modern world.

Dry Stone Walls: History and Heritage – Angus J L Winchester £14.99

The Otter's Tale – Simon Cooper £16.99

The author has wild otters living in his house and it is this close relationship that has given him a unique insight into their lives. Due 23rd March.


Distant Snows: A Mountaineer's Odyssey – John Harding £20.00

A Ride Through the Greatest Cycling Stories – Giles Belbin £12.99 Due 2nd March.

Dorothy Paget: The Eccentric Queen of the Sport of Kings – Graham Sharpe £25.00 Due 3rd March, just in time for Cheltenham, as is.....

Sixty Years of Jump Racing: From Arkle to McCoy – Robin Oakley £25.00 Due 9th March.

Herding Cats: The Art of Amateur Cricket Captaincy – Charlie Campbell £16.99 Due 9th March.

Unprecedented: The Masters and Me – Tiger Woods £20.00 Due 23rd March.


Visitors to Verona: Lovers, Gentlemen and Adventurers – Caroline Webb £20.00

Footprints in Spain: British Lives in a Foreign Land – Simon Courtauld £20.00

The January Man: A Year of Walking Britain – Christopher Somerville £14.99

Great American Railroad Journeys: Historical Companion to the BBC series £20.00

Revolutionary Ride: On the Road in Search of the Real Iran – Lois Pryce £14.99

The Scottish Bothy Bible: The Complete Guide to Scotland's Bothies and How to Reach Them – Geoff Allan £16.99

Waypoints: Seascapes and Stories of Scotland's West Coast – Ian Stephen £18.99

Night Trains: The Rise and Fall of the Sleeper – Andrew Martin £14.99

Walking the Americas – Levison Wood £20.00 Due 23rd February.

On Persephone's Island: A Sicilian Journey – Mary Taylore Simeti £12.99

A reissue of this celebration of a year in the life of Sicily. Due 1st March.



Unconventional – Maggie Harcourt £7.99

Some things can't be planned, like falling in love.....

The One Memory of Flora Banks – Emily Barr £7.99

Flora suffers from anterograde amnesia, she can't remember anything for more than a few hours.....until her first kiss with a boy. Could he be the key to her recovery? A heart-breaking and life-affirming story.

The Challenge – Tom Hoyle £6.99

A harmless popularity contest quickly turns sinister. For fans of Cherub and Gone.

We Come Apart – Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan £12.99

A contemporary story of two star-crossed lovers, brought together by circumstance, ripped apart by fate.


The Devil's Paintbox – Robin Jarvis £6.99

The spellbinding fantasy sequel to The Power of Dark set in the atmospheric North Yorkshire coastal town of Whitby. Due 9th March.


Welcome to Nowhere – Elizabeth Laird £9.99

A powerful story about the life of one family as war breaks out in Syria.

Who Let the Gods Out? - Maz Evans £6.99

A humorous story of the return of the Greek gods.

Alice Jones: The Ghost Light – Sarah Rubin £6.99

A fast-paced tale of a girl detective and a sinister theatre in Philadelphia.

The Secret Keepers – Trenton Lee Stewart £6.99

Adventure and mystery combine in this story of a magical watch and a string of secrets, which lead to a race against time.

The Painted Dragon – Katherine Woodfine £6.99

The third story in the Sinclair's Mysteries series finds Sophie and Lil investigating the theft of a priceless painting in Edwardian England.

Rent a Bridesmaid – Jacqueline Wilson £6.99

When Tilly misses out on being a bridesmaid, she decides to advertise her availability – as a bridesmaid!

See You in the Cosmos – Jack Cheng £6.99

A space-obsessed boy's quest for family and home. Due 2nd March.

Thunderstruck – Ali Sparkes £6.99

Sometimes lightning does strike twice! A fun and fast-paced ghostly mystery. Due 2nd March.

George and the Blue Moon – Lucy and Stephen Hawking £6.99

George and Annie are selected as junior astronauts to train for a future trip to Mars. Due 2nd March.

My Name is Victoria – Lucy Worsley £6.99

The story of Queen Victoria's childhood as you've never heard it before, from the then Princess's companion. The author is Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces and a well-know television presenter. Due 9th March.


How to Draw – Clare Johnson £9.99

Learn how to draw anything and everything. This is packed with easy-to-follow, step-by-steps and practical drawing tips.

Evie's Magical Bracelet: The Silver Unicorn – Jessica Ennis-Hill £5.99

The first in a magical adventure series from the Olympic gold medallist. Due 9th March.


The Hounds of Penhallow Hall: The Moonlight Statue – Holly Webb £5.99

Magic, mystery and adventure in this new series as Polly unravels the story of Penhallow Hall with the help of Rex the Irish wolfhound.

Picture Books

The Night Gardener – The Fan Brothers £12.99

Wanted: The Chocolate Monster – Pip Jones £6.99 Due 2nd March.

The Detective Dog – Julia Donaldson and Sara Ogilvie £6.99 Now in paperback, due 9th March.


Join in the fun of World Book Day at the Borzoi. We will have all the special £1.00 books; this year the authors include David Walliams and Jacqueline Wilson and the subjects Peppa Pig, Horrid Henry and Where's Wally? We are also planning some special treats! The vouchers are valid from 27th February. Don't forget, you can also put your voucher towards the cost of a full-price book, and we have lots of new ones in stock, as you can see above. Particularly popular at the moment are mysteries and fantasies, and solving crimes.


Five Forget Mother's Day – Bruno Vincent £7.99

A new spoof Enid Blyton title, ideal for a certain event on 26th March!