Manchester University Press’s Christmas book sale 2023

It's that time of year again! The Manchester University Press Christmas sale is now live and you can get 30% off the below titles by using code Christmas23 at checkout.

We're bringing transformative ideas and original voices to a global audience this Christmas. Browse our seasonal catalogue or explore below to discover the books we're celebrating this festive season.

Hurry! Make sure to place your order by December 15th for Christmas delivery.

Remember, you can get 30% off any book year round by signing up to our newsletter!

Crafting Crime Fiction
By Henry Sutton
£14.99

John le Carré said the best place to start a crime novel is as near to the end of the story as possible. But how do you know what the story is? As writers, we all have different experiences and skills to draw upon, and this book will help you identify the right beginning, middle and end for your own crime novel....

The Art of Darkness
By John Robb
£14.99

This is the first comprehensive history of goth music and culture. John Robb explores the origins and legacy of this enduring scene, which has its roots in the post-punk era.Drawing on his own ...

Red Closet
By Rustam Alexamder
£17.99

In 1934, Joseph Stalin enacted sodomy laws, unleashing a wave of brutal detentions of homosexual men in large Soviet cities. Rustam Alexander recounts the compelling stories of people whose lives ...

Hanif Kureishi
By Ruvani Ranasinha
£30.00

Original, bold and always funny, Hanif Kureishi is one of Britain's most popular, provocative and versatile writers.Born in Bromley in 1954 to an Indian father and white British mother, ...

The Island Book of Records 
1959-68
Volume 1
edited by Neil Storey
£85.00

The Island Book of Records brings the early years of this iconic record label to life.A fifteen-year labour of love, the volumes will fully document the analogue era of Island. Offering a ...

Presence
By Ben Alderson-Day
£19.99

In this enthralling book, Ben Alderson-Day explores one of the most curious experiences known to humankind: the universal, disturbing sense that someone or something is there when we are alone - ...

Mancunians 
By David Scott
£11.99

In the late 1990s, Manchester was a city in upheaval. The devastation of the IRA bomb and the closure of the infamous Haçienda nightclub were seismic events that rocked the city's confidence at a ...

Manchester Unspun
By Andy Spinoza
£12.99

At the end of the 1970s, Manchester seemed to be sliding into the dustbin of history. Today the city is an international destination for culture and sport, and one of the fastest-growing urban ...

Dirty Books
By Barry Reay and Nina Attwood
£20.00

From the 1930s to the 1970s, in New York and in Paris, daring publishers and writers were producing banned pornographic literature. The books were written by young, impecunious writers, poets, ...

The Vale of a Whale
By Adrienne Buller
£12.99

Public understanding of, and outcry over, the dire state of the climate and environment is greater than ever before. Parties across the political spectrum claim to be climate leaders, and overt ...

Carbon Colonialism
By Laurie Parsons 
£18.99

Around the world, leading economies are announcing significant progress on climate change. World leaders are queuing up to proclaim their commitment to tackling the climate crisis, pointing to ...

Remember - use code Christmas23 at checkout for 30% off any of these titles!

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