Announcing the Foyles Books of the Year 2021
We're delighted to announce our Books of the Year 2021: our three ultimate recommendations across Fiction, Non-Fiction and Children's Books, drawn from a year of reading and championing books. We're confident they'll captivate and charm your customers as much as they have us, and we're very proud to share them with you.
Foyles Fiction Book of the Year 2021: Assembly by Natasha Brown
A slim, punchy debut novel that received the praise of Bernardine Evaristo, Diana Evans and Olivia Sudjic, Assembly follows a successful Black British woman as she prepares for a life-changing party at her moneyed boyfriend's family house—yet questioning what it means for her to ‘make it’ in a country with a colonial past. A literary hand grenade with not a sentence spare, for fans of topical, immersive storytelling.
We're offering an exclusive numbered edition of Assembly, signed by the author and numbered out of just 1000, with gold foil finish.
Foyles Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2021: Nina Simone's Gum by Warren Ellis
Warren Ellis, composer and member of The Bad Seeds, once collected a piece of chewed gum left behind by Nina Simone—keeping it for years, until it was time to share it with the world. Nina Simone's Gum is a chronicle of this odyssey: a one-of-a-kind true story of reverence, and people brought together by the desire to create something beautiful.
Nina Simone's Gum is available signed by author Warren Ellis, with a signed limited print music fans and collectors will love.
Foyles Children's Book of the Year 2021: The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess
The picture book debut of award-winning cartoonist Tom Gauld, The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess is a moving, visually stunning fairy tale of what we do for the ones we love, perfect for children age 3-7. The Log Princess has a secret: every night as she falls asleep, she turns into a log. One day she gets carted off in a woodpile by mistake—sending her valiant brother, the Little Wooden Robot, on a magical adventure to bring her home.
Tom Gauld has drawn a gorgeous limited print exclusively for Foyles, featuring the book's characters and their names—ideal for children learning how to read or draw. Both print and book are signed by the author.
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Wishing you a successful holiday season!