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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 62 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins
    The Confessions of Frannie Langton - by Sara Collins

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241984017 | ISBN 10: 0241984017

    'They say I must be put to death for what happened to Madame, and they want me to confess. But how can I confess what I don't believe I've done?'   1826, and all of London is in a frenzy. Crowds gather at the gates of the Old Bailey to watch as Fr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
    Queenie - by Candice Carty-Williams

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781409180050 | ISBN 10: 1409180050

    Queenie Jenkins can’t cut a break. Well, apart from one from her long term boyfriend, Tom. That’s definitely just a break though. Definitely not a break up. Stuck between a boss who doesn’t seem to see her, a family who don’t seem to listen ( ... more

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  • Cover image of book Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
    Girl, Woman, Other - by Bernardine Evaristo

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241364901 | ISBN 10: 0241364906

    Bernardine Evaristo is one of those writers who should be read by everyone, everywhere. Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters.  Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kitch: A Fictional Biography of a Calypso Icon by Anthony Joseph
    Kitch: A Fictional Biography of a Calypso Icon - by Anthony Joseph

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781845234195 | ISBN 10: 1845234197

    Combining factual biography with the imaginative structure and investment in the language of the novel, Anthony Joseph fully engages with the world he recreates, and by presenting a multifaceted view from Kitch’s friends, rivals and even enemies, h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bess by Rose Thomas
    Bess - by Rose Thomas

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781910580332 | ISBN 10: 1910580333

    Bess, young, black and part of a new generation growing up in post-war Liverpool, faces age-old racism amidst new opportunities for work, and personal, social and sexual exploration.   Returning to Liverpool from her home in London, Bess ponde ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gravel Heart by Abdulrazak Gurnah
    Gravel Heart - by Abdulrazak Gurnah

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781408881309 | ISBN 10: 1408881306

    Moving from revolutionary Zanzibar in the 1960s to restless London in the 1990s, Gravel Heart is a powerful story of exile, migration and betrayal, from the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Paradise.  Salim has always believed that his fath ... more

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  • Cover image of book When I Was Invisible by Dorothy Koomson
    When I Was Invisible - by Dorothy Koomson

    £7.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780099598848 | ISBN 10: 0099598841

    ‘Do you ever wonder if you’ve lived the life you were meant to?’ I ask her. She sighs, and dips her head. ‘Even if I do, what difference will it make?’  In 1988, two eight-year-old girls with almost identical names and the same love ... more

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  • Cover image of book What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
    What is Not Yours is Not Yours - by Helen Oyeyemi

    £7.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781447299394 | ISBN 10: 1447299396

    The stories collected in What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours are linked by more than the exquisitely winding prose of their creator: Helen Oyeyemi's ensemble cast of characters slip from the pages of their own stories only to surface in another.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Trumpet by Jackie Kay
    Trumpet - by Jackie Kay

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781447289494 | ISBN 10: 1447289498

    This is the story of Joss Moody, a female jazz trumpet player who disguises herself as a man, and leads a complete life in her male guise - even marrying a woman and fostering a child.  It's this child - Moody's son - who relates the her story afte ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bone Readers by Jacob Ross
    The Bone Readers - by Jacob Ross

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781845233358 | ISBN 10: 1845233352

    Winner of the inaugural Jhalak Prize, The Bone Readers by Jacob Ross:   Judge, poet Musa Okwonga said of The Bone Readers, “by turns thrilling, visceral and meditative, and always cinematic”, while author Catherine Johnson added that it ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mama Can
    Mama Can't Raise No Man - by Robyn Travis

    £9.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780995458918 | ISBN 10: 099545891x

    Mama Can’t Raise No Man is a unique and eye-opening exploration of black masculinity. Brimming with intelligent and thought provoking ideas, it cleverly challenges different definitions of manhood, whilst remaining an engaging, witty and at times l ... more

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  • Cover image of book Closure: Contemporary Black British Short Stories by Various authors
    Closure: Contemporary Black British Short Stories - by Various authors

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781845232887 | ISBN 10: 1845232887

    As the narrative mode across cultures and time, the short story form wings from oral folktales to myths of origin, from parables of caution to contemporary narratives of disclosure, disquiet and discovery. Humans have always valued the short story ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Lost Child by Caryl Phillips
    The Lost Child - by Caryl Phillips

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781780747989 | ISBN 10: 1780747985

    Caryl Phillipss The Lost Child is a sweeping story of orphans and outcasts, haunted by the past and fighting to liberate themselves from it. At its centre is Monica Johnson, cut off from her parents after falling in love with a foreigner, and her bi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
    Boy, Snow, Bird - by Helen Oyeyemi

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781447237143 | ISBN 10: 1447237145

    The fifth novel from award-winning author Helen Oyeyemi, who was named in 2013 as one of Granta's best of young British novelists. A retelling of the Snow White myth, Boy, Snow, Bird is a deeply moving novel about an unbreakable bond... BOY Nov ... more

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  • Cover image of book From Pasta to Pigfoot by Frances Mensah Williams
    From Pasta to Pigfoot - by Frances Mensah Williams

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781909762206 | ISBN 10: 1909762202

    From Pasta to Pigfoot is a contemporary, multi-cultural novel that tells the story of Faye Bonsu, a pasta-loving, underachieving PA whose upbringing in leafy Hampstead, London has given her little opportunity to understand her African heritage.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ghost Runner by Parker Bilal
    The Ghost Runner - by Parker Bilal

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408841136 | ISBN 10: 1408841134

    It is 2002 and as tanks roll into the West Bank and the reverberations of 9/11 echo across the globe, tensions are running high on Cairo's streets. Private Investigator Makana, in exile from his native Sudan and increasingly haunted by memories of th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dangerous Love by Ben Okri
    Dangerous Love - by Ben Okri

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784082543 | ISBN 10: 1784082546

    From the Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri: a classic love story set in a country trying to come to terms with its past.   An epic of daily life, Dangerous Love is a story of doomed love, of star-crossed lovers, separated not by their families, but ... more

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  • Cover image of book Holding Paradise by Fran Clark
    Holding Paradise - by Fran Clark

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781909357136 | ISBN 10: 1909357138

    On a grey and miserable morning in 2008, London businesswoman, Angelica Ford boards a plane and flies off to the blues and greens of her mothers island in the Caribbean.   Angelica is desperate. She is looking for a way to save her marriage ... more

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  • Cover image of book Vendetta by Dreda Say Mitchell
    Vendetta - by Dreda Say Mitchell

    £6.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781444789430 | ISBN 10: 1444789430

    A fast-paced, race-against-time thriller. Dreda is the female equivalent of Simon Kernick and Stephen Leather.  Two murders. Two different crime scenes. One killer?   Mac wakes in an smashed-up hotel room with no recollection of what has ... more

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  • Cover image of book Feeding the Ghosts by Fred D
    Feeding the Ghosts - by Fred D'Aguiar

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781847088642 | ISBN 10: 1847088643

    'The sea is slavery.'   Inspired by a true story, this suspenseful and moving book chronicles an incident of courage and rebellion that took place aboard a disease-riddled slave ship, the Zong, returning from Africa. When illness threatens to ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Hired Man by Aminatta Forna
    The Hired Man - by Aminatta Forna

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408843161 | ISBN 10: 1408843161

    Gost is surrounded by mountains and fields of wild flowers. The summer sun burns. The Croatian winter brings freezing winds. Beyond the boundaries of the town an old house which has lain empty for years is showing signs of life. One of the windows, g ... more

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  • Cover image of book Vauxhall by Gabriel Gbadamosi
    Vauxhall - by Gabriel Gbadamosi

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781846591464 | ISBN 10: 1846591465

    1970s London: Young Michael runs past the railway arches and terraces of Vauxhall. Reaching the street on which he lives, he witnesses a young girl fall from a window, her sari floating down behind her. Her lifeless body lies crumpled on the ground. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Seduce by Desiree Reynolds
    Seduce - by Desiree Reynolds

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781845232177 | ISBN 10: 1845232178

    In this remarkable debut novel, told in prose that is poetic, delicate, vulgar and slyly funny, Desiree Reynolds has powerful things to say about race, class and the struggle between men and women.   Desiree Reynolds is an important new Black ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mr Fox by Helen Oyeyemi
    Mr Fox - by Helen Oyeyemi

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780330534697 | ISBN 10: 0330534696

    An exhilarating new direction for Helen Oyeyemi with a mischievous story of love, lies and inspiration. Its an ordinary afternoon in 1938 for the celebrated American novelist St John Fox, hard at work in the study of his suburban home unti ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Last Warner Woman by Kei Miller
    The Last Warner Woman - by Kei Miller

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780753828083 | ISBN 10: 0753828081

    A young Jamaican woman with a gift of prophecy embarks on a journey that will take her from a leper colony, to revivalist meetings, then to England.  Once upon a time in Jamaica a young woman went somewhere that no one had visited for yea ... more

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  • Cover image of book Under an Emerald Sky by Olukemi Amala
    Under an Emerald Sky - by Olukemi Amala

    £11.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780955961854 | ISBN 10: 0955961858

    Two babies are born five minutes apart in a UK hospital.  Immersed in her rich Nigerian heritage, Yewande grows up able to hear her ancestors voices a double edged sword that heightens her spiritual awareness, but alienates her sister ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wish I Was Here by Jackie Kay
    Wish I Was Here - by Jackie Kay

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780330511810 | ISBN 10: 0330511815

    Tales of passion and jealousy, lust and romance from the award-winning author of Trumpet.  This fierce, funny and compassionate collection explores every facet of that most overwhelming and complicated of human emotions: love. With winn ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tail of the Blue Bird by Nii Ayikwei Parkes
    Tail of the Blue Bird - by Nii Ayikwei Parkes

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099526124 | ISBN 10: 0099526123

    A beautiful meditation on the relationship between old and new worlds in developing Africa. Sonokrom, a village in the Ghanaian hinterland, has not changed for thousands of years. Here, the men and women speak the language of the forest, drink ap ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson
    The Ice Cream Girls - by Dorothy Koomson

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780751539820 | ISBN 10: 0751539821

    As teenagers, Poppy Carlisle and Serena Gorringe were the only witnesses to a tragic event. Amid heated public debate, the two seemingly glamorous teens were dubbed The Ice Cream Girls by the press and were dealt with by the courts.   Yea ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed
    Black Mamba Boy - by Nadifa Mohamed

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780007315772 | ISBN 10: 0007315775

    For fans of Half of a Yellow Sun, a stunning novel set in 1930s Somalia spanning a decade of war and upheaval, all seen through the eyes of a small boy alone in the world. Aden, 1935; a city vibrant, alive, and full of hidden dangers. And home to ... more

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  • Cover image of book In the Falling Snow by Caryl Phillips
    In the Falling Snow - by Caryl Phillips

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099539742 | ISBN 10: 0099539748

    The streets of modern-day London are hectic, multicultural, and difficult to read if you are a white-collar, middle-aged man. Keith is a social worker who, following a brief affair with a colleague, finds himself living alone in a flat a few streets ... more

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  • Cover image of book Harare North by Brian Chikwava
    Harare North - by Brian Chikwava

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099526759 | ISBN 10: 0099526751

    When he lands in Harare North, our unnamed protagonist carries nothing but a cardboard suitcase full of memories and an email address for his childhood friend, Shingi. Finessing his way through immigration, he spends a few restless weeks as the very ... more

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  • Cover image of book White Is For Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
    White Is For Witching - by Helen Oyeyemi

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780330458153 | ISBN 10: 0330458159

    Angela Carter meets Edgar Allen Poe in this mesmerizing spine-tingler from the talented author of The Icarus Girl. High on the cliffs near Dover, the Silver family is reeling from the loss of Lily, mother of twins Eliot and Miranda, and beloved ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hello Mum by Bernardine Evaristo
    Hello Mum - by Bernardine Evaristo

    £1.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141044385 | ISBN 10: 0141044381

    It's a hot summer afternoon. Tension is in the air. A gang of youths on bikes gathers outside a chip shop. A teenage boy is stabbed and left bleeding on the street.   The boy's mother wonders how this could have happened to her son. She is f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Strange Music by Laura Fish
    Strange Music - by Laura Fish

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780099507987 | ISBN 10: 0099507986

    In Laura Fishs ambitious and captivating novel, three very different women struggle for freedom. While Elizabeth Barrett Browning is confined to bed, chafing against the restriction of her doctors and writing poetry and fretful letters, at her famil ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dirty South by Alex Wheatle
    The Dirty South - by Alex Wheatle

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781846686573 | ISBN 10: 1846686571

    Brixton, 20 years after the race riots. Bricky teenager Dennis Huggins drifts into the easy, dangerous life of the shotta - or drug dealer - and discovers that, hard as the struggle for respect on the streets is, the struggle for love is harder still ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cambridge by Caryl Phillips
    Cambridge - by Caryl Phillips

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099520566 | ISBN 10: 0099520567

    Cambridge is a powerful and haunting novel set in that uneasy time between the abolition of the slave trade and the emancipation of the slaves.  It is the story of Emily Cartwright, a young woman sent from England to visit her father's West Indian p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Foreigners: Three English Lives by Caryl Phillips
    Foreigners: Three English Lives - by Caryl Phillips

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099488859 | ISBN 10: 009948885x

    Francis Barber, 'given' to the great eighteenth-century writer Samuel Johnson, afforded an unusual depth of freedom, which, after Johnsons death, would help hasten his wretched demise....Randolph Turpin, Britains first black world champion boxer, w ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Opposite House by Helen Oyeyemi
    The Opposite House - by Helen Oyeyemi

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780747593102 | ISBN 10: 0747593108

    Maja was five years old when her black Cuban family emigrated from the Caribbean to London, leaving her with one complete memory: a woman singing in a voice both eerie and enthralling at their farewell party. Now, almost twenty years later, Maja ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ancestor Stones by Aminatta Forna
    Ancestor Stones - by Aminatta Forna

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780747585923 | ISBN 10: 074758592x

    A stunning debut novel by the author of The Devil that Danced on the Water.  Abie follows the arc of a letter from London back to Africa to a coffee plantation that now could be hers if she wants it. Standing among the ruined groves she strains ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Life Elsewhere by Segun  Afolabi
    A Life Elsewhere - by Segun Afolabi

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780099485186 | ISBN 10: 0099485184

    For the characters in Segun Afolabi's debut collection, 'elsewhere' is a place they must transform into home. The Far East, Europe, the Americas, Africa - the stories are as varied as their geographical settings. In the award-winning 'Monday Morning' ... more

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  • Cover image of book Crossing the River by Caryl Phillips
    Crossing the River - by Caryl Phillips

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780099498261 | ISBN 10: 009949826x

    A voice speaking out of a distant past, describes the consequences of his desperation: his daughter and two sons are condemned to the hold of an English slave ship bound for America in 1753. Here are the stories of these children: Nash, Martha, and T ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi
    The Icarus Girl - by Helen Oyeyemi

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780747578864 | ISBN 10: 0747578869

    A stunning first novel about spirits, twins and an extraordinary little girl.  Jessamy Harrison is eight years old. Sensitive, whimsical, possessed of a powerful imagination, she spends hours writing, reading or simply hiding in the dark warmth ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lazy Eye by Donna Daley-Clarke
    Lazy Eye - by Donna Daley-Clarke

    £6.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781416522515 | ISBN 10: 1416522514

    At nineteen, Geoffhurst is getting along just fine - he's got his own flat away from his family, his eight jars to divide his dole cheque (one for each day, one for saving), his standing order at Madame Wong's Chinese Restaurant. Then a reporter from ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hair - A Journey Into the Afro and African Experience: Poems, Stories, Styling Tips by Shirley May and Pete Kalu
    Hair - A Journey Into the Afro and African Experience: Poems, Stories, Styling Tips - by Shirley May and Pete Kalu

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781905778010 | ISBN 10: 1905778015

    Hair: A celebration of Afro and Asian hair in poetry and fiction.Hair is surrounded by traditions, legends, folklore, myths and everyday joys and frustrations.Twists, dreads, comb styles, weaves, fluffed, afro'd, dyed, treated: every style has its ... more

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  • Cover image of book East of Acre Lane by Alex Wheatle
    East of Acre Lane - by Alex Wheatle

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780007225620 | ISBN 10: 0007225628

    A searing account of a young man's attempt to do the right thing set against the backdrop of the Brixton Riots.It is 1981. Biscuit lives with his mother, brother and sister. He helps out by hustling on the frontline for the South London badman, Nunc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dancing in the Dark by Caryl Phillips
    Dancing in the Dark - by Caryl Phillips

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780099488873 | ISBN 10: 0099488876

    'The funniest man I ever saw, and the saddest man I ever knew.' This is how W.C. Fields described Bert Williams, the highest-paid entertainer in America in his heyday and someone who counted the King of England and Buster Keaton among his fans.Born ... more

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  • Cover image of book Music for the Off-Key: Twelve Macabre Short Stories by Courttia Newland
    Music for the Off-Key: Twelve Macabre Short Stories - by Courttia Newland

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781845230401 | ISBN 10: 184523040x

    A middle-aged man with a guilty taste for schoolgirls seeks a way to end his shame; a hotel receptionist begins a sexual adventure with a vulnerable guest; a young man is troubled by a persistent itch behind his shoulder-blades; a sculptor is asked t ... more

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  • Cover image of book On Beauty by Zadie Smith
    On Beauty - by Zadie Smith

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780141019451 | ISBN 10: 014101945x

    Why do we fall in love with the people we do?Why do we visit our mistakes on our children?What makes life truly beautiful?Set in New England mainly and London partly, On Beauty concerns a pair of feuding families - the Belseys and the Kipps - and a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Soul Tourists by Bernardine Evaristo
    Soul Tourists - by Bernardine Evaristo

    £7.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780140297829 | ISBN 10: 0140297820

    On Friday morning Stanley Williams is a single banker in his thirties, living a strait-laced London life. By the end of the day he's met Jessie O'Donnell, who picks him up, shakes him up, and takes Stanley deep into her heart - which, like the r ... more

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  • Cover image of book Island Songs by Alex Wheatle
    Island Songs - by Alex Wheatle

    £7.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780749082437 | ISBN 10: 0749082437

    "She wondered what kind of world she had brought her two daughters into - the tedious cycle of rural Jamaican life. No chance for them to set off upon adventures and see the outside world."  But sisters Jenny and Hortense Rodney descendents of t ... more

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  • Cover image of book 26a by Diana Evans
    26a - by Diana Evans

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780099479048 | ISBN 10: 0099479044

    Identical twins Georgia and Bessi live in the loft of 26 Waifer Avenue. It is a place of beanbags, nectarines and secrets, and visitors must always knock before entering. Down below there is not much harmony. Their Nigerian mother puts cayenne peppe ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Distant Shore by Caryl Phillips
    A Distant Shore - by Caryl Phillips

    £8.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780099428886 | ISBN 10: 0099428881

    The English village is a place where people come to lick their wounds.  Dorothy has walked away from a bad thirty-year marriage, an affair gone sour and a dangerous obsession. Between her visits to the doctor and the music lessons she gives to b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Small Island by Andrea Levy
    Small Island - by Andrea Levy

    £8.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780755307500 | ISBN 10: 075530750x

    Queenie Bligh's neighbours do not approve when she agrees to take in Jamaican lodgers, but with her husband, Bernard, not back from the war, what else can she do?  Gilbert Joseph was one of the several thousand Jamaican men who joined the RAF t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bitch Money by Joanna Traynor
    Bitch Money - by Joanna Traynor

    £6.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780747553267 | ISBN 10: 0747553262

    Working in Spain, Louise finds life as exciting as ever. She's turning heads and taking money. Away from Manchester, Jonathan believes things have taken an upward turn. But now the mob know where he is and are out to get him. Jonathan needs money, a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Fat Lady Sings by Jacqueline Roy
    The Fat Lady Sings - by Jacqueline Roy

    £6.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780704347113 | ISBN 10: 0704347113

    Two British women of Jamaican descent are confined to a psychiatric unit. One is prone to mood swings and sudden bursts of loud public singing; the other hears voices in her head. Both are considered 'mad'. As this remarkable and powerful story unfol ... more

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  • Cover image of book Society Within by Courttia Newland
    Society Within - by Courttia Newland

    £10.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780349111803 | ISBN 10: 0349111804

    A return to the Greenside Estate where new characters rub shoulders with familiar faces from The Scholar.  Elisha is recently arrived in Greenside and keen to learn more about her neighbours' histories, especially the ones they're trying to keep ... more

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  • Cover image of book Divine by Joanna Traynor
    Divine - by Joanna Traynor

    £6.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9780747543794 | ISBN 10: 0747543798

    Viv has an Afro-Caribbean father, a white mother and a brainy lesbian sister who still feels guilty about a childhood accident which left Viv physically scarred. Now Viv is due to appear in court, and she is determined to prove herself not guilty. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Scholar by Courttia Newland
    The Scholar - by Courttia Newland

    £16.00   paperback   (1998) - ISBN 13: 9780349108766 | ISBN 10: 0349108765

    Sean and Cory are cousins with very different attitudes about life. Sean is always studying while Cory, involved in drug dealing, has stabbed a man who was meant to take part in an armed robbery with a notorious crack dealer. Desperate to help his c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Some Kind of Black by Diran Adebayo
    Some Kind of Black - by Diran Adebayo

    £10.99   paperback   (1997) - ISBN 13: 9780349108728 | ISBN 10: 0349108722

    Dele is a young student who glides through violence, love and politics, with his sister Dapo. He comes of age in Black London with its world of Afro-bohos, Nubians and the Love Has No Colour Brigade, to the soundtrack of pirate radio. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Never Far From Nowhere by Andrea Levy
    Never Far From Nowhere - by Andrea Levy

    £8.99   paperback   (1996) - ISBN 13: 9780747252139 | ISBN 10: 0747252130

    Olive and Vivien are sisters, born in London to Jamaican parents and brought up on a council estate. They go to the same grammar school. Vivien's life becomes a chaotic mix of friendships, youth clubs, skinhead violence, A-levels, discos and college. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Coming Home - and Other Stories by June Henfrey
    Coming Home - and Other Stories - by June Henfrey

    £7.99   paperback   (1994) - ISBN 13: 9780948833670 | ISBN 10: 094883367x

    In the fields of whispering sugar cane, the rugged Atlantic coast of crashing breakers and the womb-like gullies of Barbados, the characters in these stories find a landscape which mirrors their inner lives.  Set at crucial points in Caribbean h ... more

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