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Escaping into a good book is one of travel's pleasures; whether you're discovering exciting new writers, your favourite authors, destination guides or brushing up your business skills, pick up a top title at WHSmith in all terminals at Heathrow.


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Supersaurs: Raptors of Paradise
by Jay Jay Burridge

SkintownJay Jay Burridge studied Fine Art Sculpture at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design. For his degree show he made a 40-foot-long, slot together, self-assemble dinosaur skeleton out of MDF. In 1994 he took over from the legendary children’s TV presenter Tony Hart writing and co-presenting the TV show SMart for the BBC.

He left SMart in 2003 to turn his attention to commercial art, working with companies including Levis and Sony. In the summer of 2010 he returned to his beloved dinosaurs and exhibited his Supersaurs sculptures in a one-man show in Beverly Hills. The 8,000 sq.ft space was filled with nine full-sized Supersaurs. Along with his friend, the chef Jamie Oliver, they created the Dinersaur Diner, situated in the heart of Piccadilly Circus in London.

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Jay Jay Burridge
Author, artist and former BBC children’s TV presenter Jay Jay Burridge has been obsessed with dinosaurs since his early childhood visits to the Natural History Museum...
If Only They Didn't Speak English
by Jon Sopel

Kate TempestJon Sopel has been the BBC ’s North America Editor since 2014. As a BBC presenter of 16 years, Jon has worked variously as the corporation’s Paris Correspondent, Chief Political Correspondent, hosted both The Politics Show and Newsnight and is a regular on HARDtalk, as well as a number of Radio 4 programmes. As North America Editor, Jon has covered the 2016 election at first hand, reporting for the BBC across TV, radio, and online – accompanying President Obama on Air Force One and interviewing him at the White House. He has travelled extensively across the US and recently rode a Harley Davidson down the West Coast (that wasn’t for work though). He lives in Washington and London.

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Kate Tempest
'Jon Sopel nails it... If Only They Didn’t Speak English is an entertaining and enlightening stock take of how we got here.' Emily Maitlis, Presenter, BBC Newsnight

Contemporary Classics

Donna Tartt

The Little Friend

One day is never, ever discussed by the Cleve family. The day that nine-year-old Robin was found hanging by the neck from a tree in their front garden. Twelve years later the family are no nearer to uncovering the truth of what happened to him.

Inspired by Houdini and Robert Louis Stevenson, twelve-year-old Harriet sets out to find her brother’s murderer – and punish him. But what starts out as a child's game soon becomes a dangerous journey into the menacing underworld of a small Mississippi town.

What Belongs to You
Khalid Hosseini

The Kite Runner

Amir and Hassan grow up together in Kabul. Amir in the beautiful house his father built, filled with marble, gold, tapestries and mosaics; Hassan in the modest mud hut in the servants’ quarters.

The two are inseparable, and when twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament, his loyal friend promises to help him. But neither boy can predict what will happen to Hassan that afternoon – as the kites soar over the city – and how it will change their lives forever.

The Kite Runner
Ken Follet

Eye of the Needle

It is 1944 and weeks before D-Day. The Allies are disguising their invasion plans with a phony armada of ships and planes. Their plan would be ruined if an enemy agent found out . . . and then The Needle – Hitler’s prize undercover agent, a cold and professional killer – does just that. Hunted by MI5, he leads a murderous trail across Britain to a waiting U-Boat. But he hasn't planned for a storm-battered island, and the remarkable young woman who lives there.

Eye of the Needle, Ken Follett's breakthrough international bestseller, is a heart-racing, exciting tale about the fate of the war resting in the hands of a master spy, his opponent and a brave woman.

Ken Follett
John Buchan

Thirty Nine Steps

When a strange man turns up on his doorstep with stories of spies and assassinations, Richard Hannay is drawn into the murky world of international espionage. Four days later, the stranger is dead and Hannay is caught up in a dramatic race to prevent a world war. Hunted across Britain by enemies unknown, he must outwit his pursuers and try to reach the site of the mysterious ‘Thirty-Nine Steps’.

Set in 1914, this classic British thriller has been adapted many times for stage, television and film.

39 Steps
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