This review is for the hardback version only: This is the first time ever I have bought a hardback and later wished I'd bought the paperback. I bought this as a present for my 10 year old, so I don't imagine he'll be a critical as me, but you couldn't give this as a present to an adult book lover: the paper is poor quality - the lightweight beige material reminiscent of old cheap pulp fiction paperbacks, there is no dust-jacket, the chapter breaks aren't proper beaks, they occur, for example, in the middle of a page and the next chapter continues on the same page, so it is really one continuous text. The last point is my own fault for not reading the product description: it isn't even regular hardback size, it is 10.7 x 3.3 x 19 cm, which means it resembles a thick A5 sized book. If I'd paid a fiver for this I'd say "fair enough", but for this price I'm feeling duped. By contrast I checked out the paperback version in an RL bookshop and thought it was far superior.
Upgrading your order to Express Delivery
Most of our bestselling titles are available for express delivery within the UK, just look out for the Express Delivery on the product page.
There are two speedy upgraded delivery options for mainland UK:
Royal Mail First Class (1-2 working days, except Sundays) just £2.85 per order
Tracked next day courier (next working day) just £4.95 per order
Royal Mail First Class - £2.85 per order:
Royal Mail aims to deliver within 1-2 working days* (Mon-Saturday). Order before 13:00 Mon-Friday (excluding public holidays) and your books should arrive the next day (excludes Sunday & public holidays). This delivery service is not tracked.
Tracked next day courier - £4.95 per order:
Guaranteed, tracked and signed for, next working day* courier delivery. Order before 17:00 Mon-Thursday and receive your book the next day (excludes Saturday, Sunday & public holidays). Our courier delivers between 08:00 and 19:00.
*Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and Islands usually receive a 2-3 working day service for First Class. For Tracked Courier, it’s a 2 working day service and you need to order by 15:00. Unfortunately, we don't currently offer Express Delivery outside the UK, Gibraltar, Guernsey or Jersey. All deliveries are subject to cut-off times and public holidays.
‘Ready To Go’ - What is it?
These are essentially books that are in our U.K warehouse, which are ready to be dispatched, pretty swiftly (usually within 1-2 working days!).
The dispatch time frame is factored into the delivery estimate you see on this page.
Don’t forget every single book on our website is available with free worldwide delivery, no minimum spend required.