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First time cheap, now 99p (likely just for today) -

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">Artemis: A gripping sci-fi thriller from the author of The Martian - by Andy Weir</a>
  • "An action-packed techno-thriller of the first order...the perfect vehicle for humans who want to escape, if only for a time, the severe gravity of planet earth. The pages fly by."--USA Today
  • "Revitalizes the Lunar-colony scenario, with the author's characteristic blend of engineering know-how and survival suspense...Jazz is a great heroine, tough with a soft core, crooked with inner honesty."--Wall Street Journal
  • "Smart and sharp...Weir has done it again [with] a sci-fi crowd pleaser made for the big screen."--Salon.com
  • "Makes cutting-edge science sexy and relevant...Weir has created a realistic and fascinating future society, and every detail feels authentic and scientifically sound." --Associated Press
  • "Weir excels when it comes to geeky references, snarky humour and scenes of ingenious scientific problem-solving." --Financial Times
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As usual, loads of discounts to start the month -

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">Meltdown - by Ben Elton</a> @ 99p (480 pages, 4.3/5) first time cheap since 2011
  • An entertaining, well-written, often very funny read -- Daily Mirror
  • Very funny... Emotionally engaging -- Daily Mail
<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">The Happiness Hypothesis: Putting Ancient Wisdom to the Test of Modern Science - by Jonathan Haidt</a>
@ 99p (320 pages, 4.5/5) - Look out for the audio-book available for just £2.99 after purchase
  • Riveting... Brilliantly synthesising ancient cultural insights with modern psychology and even holding out some faint hope that your happiness, if not your tallness, might be marginally adjustable after all. -- Sunday Times
  • Marvellous... Haidt...takes us on an extraordinary journey... I don't think I've ever read a book that laid out the contemporary understanding of the human condition with such simple clarity and sense. -- Guardian
  • A superbly argued, crystal clear and intelligent blend of new directions in contemporary experimental psychology with traditional philosophical thought... And you know what? Reading it did actually make this reviewer happier. -- Arena
  • A delightful book... By some margin the most intellectually substantial book to arise from the 'Positive Psychology' movement. -- Nature
<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">The Human Tide: How Population Shaped the Modern World - by Paul Morland </a> @ 99p (460 pages, 4.6/5) first time cheap
> 'Superbly explained' -- Washington Post

This highly original history offers a brilliant and simple unifying theory for our understanding the last two hundred years: the power of sheer numbers. An ambitious, original, magisterial history of modernity, it taps into prominent preoccupations of our day and will transform our perception of history for many years to come.
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1700 pages for a quid ! :nuts:

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">The Millennium Trilogy - by Stieg Larsson</a>

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All of the Cradle (7 Book Series) by Will Wight are free. Not sure if it's an error or not, so grab it quickly.
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The The Evermen Saga (4 Book Series) is £1 per book. I've read these and enjoyed them.
<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">Everman Saga Link</a>
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Wooglie wrote:All of the Cradle (7 Book Series) by Will Wight are free. Not sure if it's an error or not, so grab it quickly.
<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">Amazon</a>
Thanks for that, not sure if I've nabbed a bargain or clogged my kindle with seven books I'll never read.

Are they any good?
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I've not read them, but I had an alert to get the first one, so I must have decided I wanted it at some point.
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Never previously discounted like this, now 99p each as Deal Of The Day.

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">James Herriot (5 Book Series)</a>

The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet:

[1] All Creatures Great and Small (560p) - incorporating If Only They Could Talk, It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet, and three chapters from Let Sleeping Vets Lie
[2] All Things Bright and Beautiful (500p) - incorporating the majority of the chapters from Let Sleeping Vets Lie and Vet in Harness
[3] All Things Wise and Wonderful (450p) - incorporating Vets Might Fly and Vet in a Spin
[4] The Lord God Made Them All (430p)
[5] Every Living Thing (450p)

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How they were originally published, and how I read them, back in the day (I remember eagerly awaiting the '76-'77 releases) :
  • If Only They Could Talk (1970)
  • It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet (1972)
  • Let Sleeping Vets Lie (1973)
  • Vet in Harness (1974)
  • Vets Might Fly (1976)
  • Vet in a Spin (1977)
  • The Lord God Made Them All (1981)
  • Every Living Thing (1992)
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<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">Summer of Blood: The Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 - by Dan Jones</a> @ 99p (only 200 pages though)

Plus these have dropped again >>
driver8 wrote:99p each, 500+ pages, very well-reviewed, 4.5/5.

Strangely these don't seem to be 'Deal Of The Day' (maybe a discounted coincidence?)

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">The Templars - by Dan Jones</a>

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands - by Dan Jones</a>

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<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=s9_acsd_ ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">QI books x13!</a> - by John Lloyd - Deal of the Day, 99p each

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Biography

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">Surprisingly Down to Earth, and Very Funny: My Autobiography - Limmy [99p]</a>

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">Jeremy Hardy Speaks Volumes: words, wit, wisdom, one-liners and rants [99p]</a>

Horror

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">The Fog - James Herbert [99p]</a>
4.5 out of 5 (246 global ratings)
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The Fog is a powerful, classic horror novel from James Herbert, author of The Rats.

It begins with a crack that rips the earth apart. Peaceful village life shattered. But the disaster is just the beginning. Out of the bottomless pit creeps a malevolent fog. Spreading through the air it leaves a deadly, horrifying trail, destined to devastate the lives of all those it encounters . . .
<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">The Rats (The Rats Trilogy 1) - James Herbert [99p]</a>
4.7 out of 5 (839 global ratings)
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It was only when the bones of the first devoured victims were discovered that the true nature and power of these swarming black creatures with their razor sharp teeth and the taste for human blood began to be realized by a panic-stricken city. For millions of years man and rats had been natural enemies. But now for the first time – suddenly, shockingly, horribly – the balance of power had shifted . . .
Lair (The Rats Trilogy 2) is full price [£4.99]

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">Domain (The Rats Trilogy 3) - James Herbert [99p]</a>
4.7 out of 5 (376 global ratings)
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The long-dreaded nuclear conflict. The city torn apart, shattered, its people destroyed or mutilated beyond hope. For just a few, survival is possible only beneath the wrecked streets – if there is time to avoid the slow-descending poisonous ashes. But below, the rats, demonic offspring of their irradiated forebears, are waiting. They know that Man is weakened, become frail. Has become their prey . . .
Murder/Mystery

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">The City & The City - China Miéville [99p]</a>
4.1 out of 5 (696 global ratings)
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With shades of Kafka and Philip K. Dick, Raymond Chandler and 1984, the multi-award winning The City & The City by China Miéville is a murder mystery taken to dazzling metaphysical and artistic heights.

'You can't talk about Miéville without using the word "brilliant".' – Ursula Le Guin, author of the Earthsea series.

When the body of a murdered woman is found in the extraordinary, decaying city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks like a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad. But as he probes, the evidence begins to point to conspiracies far stranger, and more deadly, than anything he could have imagined. Soon his work puts him and those he cares for in danger. Borlú must travel to the only metropolis on Earth as strange as his own, across a border like no other.

Adapted into the BBC Two series The City And The City starring David Morrissey.
TV tie-in

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">Taskmaster: 220 Extraordinary Tasks for Ordinary People - Alex Horne [£1.99]</a>
4.7 out of 5 (991 global ratings)
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Build yourself a box and think outside of it. Your time starts now …

In the TV show and on my marriage certificate, my job description is ‘Taskmaster’s Assistant’. That’s what I do and it’s an honour. I like Taskmaster a lot. And, of course, I love The Taskmaster. He’s mountainous. If you feel in any way the same as me then you should enjoy this paperback version of the official Taskmaster book.

There are tasks for you, your friends and your family. There are new tasks, secret things and sneaky tricks. And there is one swear word. So it’s almost exactly like being on the show.

Good luck. Make good choices. Let’s do Him proud.
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Cheapest yet at £1.89, if you can't wait ...

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">Come Again Kindle - by Robert Webb</a>
  • "A genre-defying time-travel tale - part adventure, part love story, part comedy, part dissertation on bereavement . . . a breathtakingly insightful evocation of grief" -- (Sunday Times)
  • "Robert Webb's effortlessly enjoyable debut novel is soaked in nostalgia . . . his execution is smart, unexpected and full of pop cultural nous. It's also a ripping adventure yarn . . . Tender, thoughtful and terrific fun" -- (Metro)
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On offer again (so it wasn't a misprice) ...
driver8 wrote:Not sure if this is a misprice, as each book separately is still a fiver. Highly rated, with 1000s of reviews. First time cheap, and now just 99p for 860 pages. Before buying, check you don't have the individual volumes (click author name).

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">The Lewis Trilogy: The Blackhouse, The Lewis Man and The Chessmen - by Peter May</a>

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<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dvdtimes01" class="affiliatelink">A Brief History Of Time</a>
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ColinP wrote:A new bargain has been posted to Tweals:

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<a data-source='tweals' data-type='Amazon UK' class='affiliatelink' href='http://www.thedigitalfix.com/affiliatelink/gAR06C'>[ Kindle ] The Astral Conspiracy - 5 books - 99p @ Amazon</a>

This collection contains all five books in the Astral Conspiracy series:

The Gate: Landon Thorne is a disgraced archaeologist, a laughing stock in his field because of his unconventional beliefs -- he's an ancient astronaut theorist. No one takes him seriously. Until an alien armada targets Earth. Now Landon's in high demand by the U.S. government. And someone far more sinister.

The Stones: Landon Thorne belongs to an elite group: he's one of the few people who have ever accessed the Akashic Record. He discovers a weapon that could defend the Earth. The Astrals want to stop him. The government wants to control him. Even his allies are hiding something.

The Nine: Landon Thorne is convinced the key to defeating the Astrals is in the vault -- a repository of ancient artifacts, origins unknown, covered with undeciphered glyphs. He's also convinced he's the one person on the planet who can translate the markings. But strange, frightening things happen every time he gets close to the relics.

The Twins: Landon Thorne was abducted by the Astrals. But Reverie Sterling doesn't have time to dwell on his absence. She has twins to raise in a dystopian world. Twins with psychic powers.

The Lab: Time is running out for the planet. The twins insist on traveling to Illinois to find Jovian, their grandfather. He's been communicating with them telepathically and promises he has all the answers the Resistance has been searching for. He does, but they come at a cost. A steep cost.

The Astral Conspiracy series is a taut, fast-paced Indiana Jones meets Falling Skies style thriller that spans the globe and digs deep into humanity’s past, unearthing mysterious artifacts and clues to aliens’ motives for invading our world. It is set in the world of Platt and Truant's groundbreaking Alien Invasion Universe - the original series with over 1000 5-star reviews.

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Richard Herring - The Problem with Men: When is it International Men’s Day? (and why it matters)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B08D6B ... asin_title

Currently down 99p on kindle

For the past decade, Richard Herring has been answering sexist trolls on International Women's Day when they ask 'when is International Men's Day?' in the mistaken belief there isn't one.

If only the trolls had learned to use Google they would realise that there is an International Men's Day - it's on November 19th.

In The Problem with Men Richard expands on his Twitter discussions and tackles some of the big questions surrounding the problems of toxic masculinity - for women, but also for men - including:

- Should men fear feminism?
- Is society sexist against men?
- Could you win a point against Serena Williams?

*spoiler* The answer to all of these is no.
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Freebie:

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dvdtimes01" class="affiliatelink">The Kegel Fix: Female Pelvic, Sexual and Urinary Health - by Dr Andrew Siegel </a>

Bonus tip: men should do kegels too.
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driver8 wrote:49p ? Don't mind if I do ... I'll just leave this here ... :D

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">Cameron's Coup: How the Tories took Britain to the Brink [2015] - by Polly Toynbee & David Walker</a>

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<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dvdtimes01" class="affiliatelink">Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons (5 Book Series)</a> - short comic series, 79p/ea

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<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dvdtimes01" class="affiliatelink">Us - by David Nicholls</a> (419 pages) - not been cheap for several years, now 99p.
Very well-reviewed! wrote:
  • &#8216]‘The kind of book that reminds us what it means to be alive’ -- Good Housekeeping
  • ‘Us is a perfect book’ -- Independent
  • ‘This very funny, wise and bittersweet novel was in my view even more enjoyable than Nicholls' previous bestseller One Day’ -- Daily Express
  • ‘As he proved in One Day, Nicholls is brilliant at picking apart modern life with all its hopes, disillusionments and regrets, and marrying it to a gently heartbreaking narrative’ -- Observer
  • ‘A literary and anthropological tour de force . . . astute and packed with brilliant observations, about life, art, culture and the infinite possibilities for human disappointment. I honestly can't imagine loving a novel much more’ -- The Sunday Times
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