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Graphic Novels

Legends of the Tour - Jan Cleijne

Beautiful and unique graphic novel that captures the heroes and legends of 100 years of the Tour de France.

The Cigar That Fell in Love With a Pipe - David Camus

On the eve of the release of his latest movie, The Lady From Shanghai, Orson Welles receives a gift: an admirer has sent him a box of cigars. Rich and full-bodied, they are the finest he's ever tasted. But then, these are no ordinary cigars: they've been

The Cigar That Fell in Love With a Pipe review David Camus and Nick Abadzis revisit Welles and Hayworth

A beguiling fairy tale that blends the glamour of Hollywood's golden age with the sultry rituals of cigar smoking.

Sally Heathcote: Suffragette - Mary & Bryan Talbot, Kate Charlesworth

Sally Heathcote: Suffragette is a gripping inside story of the campaign for votes for women. A tale of loyalty, love and courage, set against a vividly realised backdrop of Edwardian Britain, it follows the fortunes of a maid-of-all-work swept up in the f

Sally Heathcote: Suffragette By Mary Talbot, Kate Charlesworth, and Bryan Talbot - book review

Mary and Bryan Talbot became the surprise success story of the 2012 Costa Awards, winning the Best Biography Award for Dotter of Her Father's Eyes.

Just So Happens - Fumio Obata

Yumiko is a young Japanese woman who has made London her home. She has a job, a boyfriend; Japan seems far away. Then, out of the blue, her brother calls to tell her that her father has died in a mountaineering accident. Yumiko returns to Tokyo for the

House of Fun: 20 Glorious Years in Parliament - Simon Hoggart

Read about how John Major learned the English language from his time in Nigeria. There is Tony Blair, with his verb-free sentences which imply everything and promise nothing. Gordon Brown, the grumpiest prime minister of recent years, both Stalin and Mr B

Asterix and the Picts - Didier Conrad

When Asterix and Obelix rescue a mysterious Pict named MacAroon, they must journey to Caledonia, now Scotland, to return him to his lady love, Camomilla, the adopted daughter of the old king. However, the treacherous chieftain, MacCabeus, plans to marry h

The Best of Alex 2013 - Russell Taylor, Charles Peattie

Among other things, Alex Masterley is forced to deal with the political (and financial) fallout of 'austerity Britain', a change at the head of the Bank of England, and a transformation of the banking industry's regulatory body - things can only get bette

Lighter Than My Shadow - Katie Green

A beautiful, heartbreaking and ultimately heart-lifting graphic memoir. Like most kids, Katie was a picky eater. She'd sit at the table in silent protest, hide uneaten toast in her bedroom, listen to parental threats that she'd have to eat it for brea