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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 101 books in this booklist

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  • Cover image of book Broken Stars: Sixteen Stories from the New Frontiers of Chinese Science Fiction by Edited and translated by Ken Liu
    Broken Stars: Sixteen Stories from the New Frontiers of Chinese Science Fiction - by Edited and translated by Ken Liu

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781788548120 | ISBN 10: 1788548124

    A new anthology of Chinese short-fiction by award winning author Ken Liu.  Here are sixteen short stories from China's groundbreaking SFF writers, edited and translated by award-winning author Ken Liu.  In Hugo award-winner Liu Cixin' ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Grey Storm by Lee Knafa
    The Grey Storm - by Lee Knafa

    £13.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781999300524 | ISBN 10: 1999300521

    Liverpool writer Lee Knafa blends fiction with fact to present the largely untold story of black soldiers fighting for Nazi Germany during World War Two and the many 'grey' areas of Nazi racial policy concerning black people and those of mixed race. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Zuleikha by Guzel Yakhina, translated by Lisa C. Hayden
    Zuleikha - by Guzel Yakhina, translated by Lisa C. Hayden

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786076847 | ISBN 10: 1786076845

    WINNER OF THE BIG BOOK AWARD, THE LEO TOLSTOY YASNAYA POLYANA AWARD AND THE BEST PROSE WORK OF THE YEAR AWARD   A sweeping, multi-award winning novel set in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, as gangs of marauding soldiers terrorise and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Festive Spirits: Three Christmas Stories by Kate Atkinson
    Festive Spirits: Three Christmas Stories - by Kate Atkinson

    £6.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780857527127 | ISBN 10: 0857527126

    'Lucy would have challenged anyone not to cry at the sight of their child in a Nativity Play. Even a sheepish Maude, even a scowling Beatrice - currently attempting a Chinese burn on an adjacent angel. A shepherd shouted something incomprehensible to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Two for the Road by Roddy Doyle
    Two for the Road - by Roddy Doyle

    £8.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781529112269 | ISBN 10: 1529112265

    The next round in the beloved Two Pints series from the ever-brilliant, always hilarious imagination of bestselling author of The Commitments and Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.  Two men meet for a pint - or three - in a Dublin pub. They chew the fat, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cilka
    Cilka's Journey - by Heather Morris

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781785769047 | ISBN 10: 1785769049

    Based on the heart-breaking true story of Cilka Klein, Cilka's Journey is the sequel to the internationally No.1 bestselling phenomenon, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.  'She was the bravest person I ever met' Lale Sokolov, The Tattooist of Auschwitz ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 Shortlist by Various authors
    The Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 Shortlist - by Various authors

    £4.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781780265209 | ISBN 10: 1780265204

    Now in its twentieth year, the Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa’s leading literary prize, and is awarded to a short story by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or elsewhere.  This collection brings together t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Resist: Stories of Uprising by Ra Page (Editor)
    Resist: Stories of Uprising - by Ra Page (Editor)

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781912697076 | ISBN 10: 1912697076

    Featuring Julia Bell, SJ Bradley, Jude Brown, Lucy Caldwell, Steve Chambers, Martin Edwards, Uschi Gatward, Luan Goldie, Gaia Holmes, Nikita Lalwani, Zoe Lambert, Anna Lewis, Irfan Master, Donny O'Rourke, Kamila Shamsie, Bidisha SK Mamata, Karline Sm ... more

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  • Cover image of book Normal People by Sally Rooney
    Normal People - by Sally Rooney

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571334650 | ISBN 10: 0571334652

    THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES AND TOP FIVE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A BBC ONE DRAMA ADAPTATION CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION  WINNER OF THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2018 WINNER OF THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEAR WINNER OF NOVEL OF THE YE ... more

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  • Cover image of book Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
    Olive, Again - by Elizabeth Strout

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241374597 | ISBN 10: 0241374596

    An extraordinary new novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Number One New York Times bestselling author of Olive Kitteridge and My Name is Lucy Barton.   Olive, Again follows the blunt, contradictory yet deeply loveable Olive Kitteridge as she ... more

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  • Cover image of book Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
    Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead - by Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781913097257 | ISBN 10: 1913097250

    With Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, Man Booker International Prize-winner Olga Tokarczuk returns with a subversive, entertaining noir novel.   In a remote Polish village, Janina Duszejko, an eccentric woman in her sixties, recounts t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Guapa by Saleem Haddad
    Guapa - by Saleem Haddad

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781787702059 | ISBN 10: 1787702057

    A novel of the Arab Spring  Winner of the Polari First Book Prize 2017  A Middle-Eastern capital caught in the revolutionary wave of the Arab Spring. A day in the life of a young man disillusioned with both East and West and struggling to fin ... more

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  • Cover image of book 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak
    10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World - by Elif Shafak

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241293867 | ISBN 10: 0241293863

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019   'In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore...'   For Leila, each minute after her death recalls a sensuo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley
    The Mere Wife - by Maria Dahvana Headley

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781911617631 | ISBN 10: 191161763x

    A New Statesman Book of the Year.  A fierce, feminist retelling of the classic tale Beowulf.  Gren and his mother, Dana, a war veteran, live on the side of a mountain, next to Herot Hall, a pristine gated community ruled over by Willa and her s ... more

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  • Cover image of book History of Violence by Edouard Louis
    History of Violence - by Edouard Louis

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784706074 | ISBN 10: 1784706078

    The radical, urgent new novel from the author of The End of Eddy – a personal and powerful story of violence.  I met Reda on Christmas Eve 2012, at around four in the morning. He approached me in the street, and finally I invited him up to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Agent Running in the Field by John Le Carre
    Agent Running in the Field - by John Le Carre

    £20.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241401231 | ISBN 10: 0241401232

    Nat, a 47 year-old veteran of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, believes his years as an agent runner are over. He is back in London with his wife, the long-suffering Prue. But with the growing threat from Moscow Centre, the office has one more ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rosewater by Tade Thompson
    Rosewater - by Tade Thompson

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780356511368 | ISBN 10: 0356511367

    ***Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2019*** Winner of the inaugural Nommo Award for Best Novel, Africa's first award for speculative fiction Shortlisted for the Kitschie Award for Best Novel 2019 John W. Campbell Award finalist for Best Scienc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson
    Frankissstein - by Jeanette Winterson

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781787331402 | ISBN 10: 1787331407

    ***LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019***  From 'one of the most gifted writers working today' (New York Times) comes an audacious new novel about the bodies we live in and the bodies we desire   In Brexit Britain, a young transgender ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tales of the Tattooed: An Anthology of Ink by John Miller (Editor)
    Tales of the Tattooed: An Anthology of Ink - by John Miller (Editor)

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780712353304 | ISBN 10: 0712353305

    Uncovering the history of the tattoo in classic fiction for the first time, this original selection depicts the tattoo as a catalyst for scandal in society, as a symbol for an unknowable supernatural force, and as transcendent living art merging the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Friends of Harry Perkins by Chris Mullin
    The Friends of Harry Perkins - by Chris Mullin

    £12.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781471182488 | ISBN 10: 1471182487

    'Harry Perkins was buried on the day that America declared war on China.'   'Brexit Britain was a gloomy place. True, the Armageddon that some had prophesied had not occurred, but neither had economic miracle promised by the Brexiteers. Inst ... more

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  • Cover image of book Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
    Friday Black - by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781787476004 | ISBN 10: 1787476006

    Racism, but “managed” through virtual reality  Black Friday, except you die in a bargain-crazed throng  Happiness, but pharmacological  Love, despite everything  Friday Black tackles urgent instances of racism and cultural unr ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Familiars by Stacey Halls
    The Familiars - by Stacey Halls

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781785766145 | ISBN 10: 1785766147

    The Sunday Times Bestseller and Richard & Judy Book Club Pick   To save her child, she will trust a stranger. To protect a secret, she must risk her life...  Fleetwood Shuttleworth is 17 years old, married, and pregnant for the fourth ... more

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  • Cover image of book Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
    Convenience Store Woman - by Sayaka Murata

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781846276842 | ISBN 10: 1846276845

    Keiko has never really fitted in. At school and university people find her odd and her family worries she'll never be normal. To appease them, Keiko takes a job at a newly opened convenience store. Here, she finds peace and purpose in the simple, dai ... more

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  • Cover image of book Identity Crisis by Ben Elton
    Identity Crisis - by Ben Elton

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780552771290 | ISBN 10: 0552771295

    Why are we all so hostile? So quick to take offence? Truly we are living in the age of outrage.   A series of apparently random murders draws amiable, old-school Detective Mick Matlock into a world of sex, politics, reality TV and a bewildering ka ... more

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  • Cover image of book Red Moon by Kim Stanley Robinson
    Red Moon - by Kim Stanley Robinson

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780356508825 | ISBN 10: 035650882x

    IT IS THIRTY YEARS FROM NOW, AND WE HAVE COLONISED THE MOON.   American Fred Fredericks is making his first trip, his purpose to install a communications system for China's Lunar Science Foundation. But hours after his arrival he witnesses a m ... more

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  • Cover image of book The BBC National Short Story Award 2019 by Nikki Bedi (Editor)
    The BBC National Short Story Award 2019 - by Nikki Bedi (Editor)

    £7.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781912697229 | ISBN 10: 191269722x

    Featuring Lucy Caldwell, Lynda Clark, Jacqueline Crooks, Tamsin Grey & Jo Lloyd.  Including the winning story, 'The Invisible' by Jo Lloyd!  A young boy takes delight in his mother’s ability to shapeshift from one animal to another, only real ... more

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  • Cover image of book People in Trouble by Sarah Schulman
    People in Trouble - by Sarah Schulman

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781529111361 | ISBN 10: 1529111366

    First published in 1990, a blistering novel about a love triangle in New York during the AIDS crisis.  It was the beginning of the end of the world but not everyone noticed right away.   It is the late 1980s. Kate, an ambitious artist, lives i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
    Freshwater - by Akwaeke Emezi

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571345403 | ISBN 10: 0571345409

    Ada has always been unusual. Her parents prayed her into existence, but something must have gone awry. Their troubled child begins to develop separate selves and is prone to fits of anger and grief. When Ada grows up and heads to college in Amer ... more

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  • Cover image of book Things We Say in the Dark by Kirsty Logan
    Things We Say in the Dark - by Kirsty Logan

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781787301535 | ISBN 10: 1787301532

    So here we go, into the dark.  Some things can’t be spoken about in the light of day. But we can visit our fears at night, in the dark. We can turn them over and weigh them in our hands and maybe that will protect us from them. But maybe not.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book Red Birds by Mohammed Hanif
    Red Birds - by Mohammed Hanif

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781408897164 | ISBN 10: 1408897164

    A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR "A thrilling, razor-sharp critique of US foreign policy … Red Birds is an incisive, unsparing critique of war and of America's role in the destruction of the Middle East. It combines modern and ancient farcical tradit ... more

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  • Cover image of book Last Stories by William Trevor
    Last Stories - by William Trevor

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241337783 | ISBN 10: 024133778x

    "What a writer he was; he could flip over a sentence so gently, and showthe underbelly in a heartbeat. His work is always quietly compassionate"(Elizabeth Strout) In this final collection of ten exquisite, perceptive and profound stories, William ... more

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  • 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 Murmur by Will Eaves
    Murmur - by Will Eaves

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786899378 | ISBN 10: 178689937x

    Murmur evokes the extraordinary life of Alan Turing, the beauty and sorrows of love, and the nature of consciousness. Winner of the Wellcome Prize and shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize.  Winner of the 2019 Wellcome Book Prize Winner of th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Palestine +100: Stories From a Century After the Nakba by Basma Ghalayini (Editor)
    Palestine +100: Stories From a Century After the Nakba - by Basma Ghalayini (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781910974445 | ISBN 10: 1910974447

    STORIES FROM A CENTURY AFTER THE NAKBA   Palestine +100 poses a question to twelve Palestinian writers: what might your country look like in the year 2048 – a century after the tragedies and trauma of what has come to be called the Nakba? How mi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Circe by Madeline Miller
    Circe - by Madeline Miller

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781408890042 | ISBN 10: 1408890046

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019   Woman. Witch. Myth. Mortal. Outcast. Lover. Destroyer. Survivor. CIRCE.   In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. Circe is a strange ch ... more

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  • Cover image of book These Our Monsters: The English Heritage Collection of New Stories Inspired by Myth & Legend by Various authors
    These Our Monsters: The English Heritage Collection of New Stories Inspired by Myth & Legend - by Various authors

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781910907405 | ISBN 10: 1910907405

    From the mythical Tintagel to mysterious Stonehenge... A collection of magical short stories from Edward Carey, Sarah Hall, Paul Kingsnorth, Alison MacLeod, Graeme Macrae Burnet, Sarah Moss, Fiona Mozley and Adam Thorpe inspired by English Heritage s ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Virago Book of Witches by Shahrukh Husain (Editor)
    The Virago Book of Witches - by Shahrukh Husain (Editor)

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780349012605 | ISBN 10: 0349012601

    A collection of more than fifty stories about witches from around the world. There are tales of banshees, crones and beauties in disguise from China, Siberia, the Caribbean, Armenia, Portugal and Australia.  The characters featured include Italy ... more

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  • Cover image of book Accidental Agent by Alan Judd
    Accidental Agent - by Alan Judd

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781471150685 | ISBN 10: 1471150682

    Brexit looms and Charles Thoroughgood, Chief of MI6, is forbidden for political reasons from spying on the EU. But when an EU official volunteers the EU’s negotiating bottom lines to one of his officers, Charles has to report it.   Whiteh ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Godmother by Hannelore Cayre
    The Godmother - by Hannelore Cayre

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781910400968 | ISBN 10: 1910400963

    WINNER: EUROPEAN CRIME FICTION PRIZE WINNER: GRAND PRIX DE LITTÉRATURE POLICIÈRE   Meet Patience Portefeux - 53 years old, widowed mother of two, fluent Arabic speaker, upstanding French citizen... and soon to become The Godmother.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Daniel Mallory Ortberg
    The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror - by Daniel Mallory Ortberg

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781472154125 | ISBN 10: 1472154126

    A collection of darkly mischievous stories based on classic fairy tales. Sinister and inviting, familiar and alien all at the same time, The Merry Spinster updates traditional children’s stories and fairy tales with elements of psychological horror ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grand Union: Stories by Zadie Smith
    Grand Union: Stories - by Zadie Smith

    £20.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241337028 | ISBN 10: 024133702x

    The first ever collection of stories from the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Swing Time and White Teeth.  In the summer of 1959, an Antiguan immigrant in north west London lives the last day of his life, unknowingly caught in someone ... more

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  • Cover image of book Quichotte by Salman Rushdie
    Quichotte - by Salman Rushdie

    £20.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781787331914 | ISBN 10: 1787331911

    ***SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019***  In a tour-de-force that is both an homage to an immortal work of literature and a modern masterpiece about the quest for love and family, Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
    My Sister, the Serial Killer - by Oyinkan Braithwaite

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786495983 | ISBN 10: 1786495988

    Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019 Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019 Winner of the LA Times Award for Best Crime Thriller, 2019   When Korede’s dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola ... more

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  • Cover image of book Best British Short Stories 2019 by Nicholas Royle (Editor)
    Best British Short Stories 2019 - by Nicholas Royle (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784631857 | ISBN 10: 178463185x

    The nation’s favourite annual guide to the short story, now in its ninth year.  Best British Short Stories invites you to judge a book by its cover – or more accurately, by its title. This new series aims to reprint the best short stories ... more

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  • Cover image of book Everything Good Will Come by Sefi Atta
    Everything Good Will Come - by Sefi Atta

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781912408528 | ISBN 10: 191240852x

    Now a classic of world literature, this beautifully written, funny and piercingly honest story of a contemporary Yoruba woman’s coming-of-age in Lagos is a heartfelt drama of family, friendship, community and divided loyalties.  It is 1971, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
    Once Upon a River - by Diane Setterfield

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784163631 | ISBN 10: 1784163635

    Some say the river drowned her...Some say it brought her back to life.   On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames, the regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open and in steps an i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann
    Ducks, Newburyport - by Lucy Ellmann

    £14.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781910296967 | ISBN 10: 1910296961

    *** SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 BOOKER PRIZE ***   ‘... I dreamt last night about somebody complaining that he owned a “lesser Cézanne” while I was tearing heartshaped buttons off a shirt, and something about a ferret, the fact that my dre ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two by Philip Pullman
    The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two - by Philip Pullman

    £20.00   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241373330 | ISBN 10: 0241373336

    It is twenty years since the events of La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One unfolded and saw the baby Lyra Belacqua begin her life-changing journey.  It is almost ten years since readers left Lyra and the love of her young life, Will Par ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
    The Testaments - by Margaret Atwood

    £20.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784742324 | ISBN 10: 1784742325

    Margaret Atwood’s dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid’s Tale, is a modern classic. Now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel.  More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, the t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Freedom Artist by Ben Okri
    The Freedom Artist - by Ben Okri

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781788549615 | ISBN 10: 1788549619

    One of 2019's most anticipated novels in The Times, Irish Times and Guardian. "Where fiction's master of enchantments stares down a real horror, and without blinking or flinching, produces a work of beauty, grace and uncommon power"(Marlon James, ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
    The Next Person You Meet in Heaven - by Mitch Albom

    £7.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780751571905 | ISBN 10: 0751571903

    ‘No act done for someone else is ever wasted...‘  At eight years old, Annie was saved from a tragic accident by a complete stranger and her life changed forever. Her mother, ravaged with guilt, whisked Annie away from the world she once k ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mr Godley
    Mr Godley's Phantom - by Mal Peet

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781910989524 | ISBN 10: 1910989525

    This novel is a masterpiece and something of an enigma. Part ghost story, part detective story and part something else entirely...  It's 1945 and Martin Heath, like many men at that time, is struggling to settle, to find his place again after ... more

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  • Cover image of book Girl by Edna O
    Girl - by Edna O'Brien

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571341160 | ISBN 10: 0571341160

    The new novel by the legendary Edna O’Brien, author of The Country Girls (dramatised on BBC Radio 4 in August 2019).  Captured, abducted and married into Boko Haram, the narrator of this story witnesses and suffers the horrors of a communit ... more

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  • Cover image of book Leila by Prayaag Akbar
    Leila - by Prayaag Akbar

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571341320 | ISBN 10: 0571341322

    Shalini will never forget her daughter Leila's third birthday party: it was the last time she saw her alive.  Sixteen years have passed and Shalini's life is unrecognizable. Her husband gone: beaten and dragged from their home the night Leila ... more

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  • Cover image of book Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott
    Swan Song - by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786090188 | ISBN 10: 178609018x

    LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION WINNER OF THE McKITTERICK PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSBORO BOOKS GLASS BELL AWARD   To the outside world, they were the icons of high society - the most glamorous and influential women of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lanny by Max Porter
    Lanny - by Max Porter

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571340286 | ISBN 10: 0571340288

    LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2019 LONGLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2019  Not far from London, there is a village.  This village belongs to the people who live in it and to tho ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Homeless Heart-Throb by Crystal Jeans
    The Homeless Heart-Throb - by Crystal Jeans

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781912905010 | ISBN 10: 1912905019

    How funny! How dysfunctional. This is what it really means to be British, she thought. Everybody separate behind their walls and everybody drinking...   Dennis has been carrying a torch for Gareth Moon since school; Sez conducts a psychological ex ... more

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  • Cover image of book China Dream by Ma Jian
    China Dream - by Ma Jian

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784708696 | ISBN 10: 1784708690

    Blending fact with fiction, China Dream is an unflinching satire of totalitarianism.  After decades of loyal service, Ma Daode, a corrupt and lecherous party official, has been appointed director of the China Dream Bureau, charged with promoting ... more

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  • Cover image of book Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires
    Heads of the Colored People - by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784706586 | ISBN 10: 1784706582

    In this crackling debut collection Nafissa Thompson-Spires interrogates our supposedly post-racial era. To wicked and devastating effect she exposes the violence, both external and self-inflicted, that threatens black Americans, no matter their appar ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Hostel Life by Melatu Uche Okorie
    This Hostel Life - by Melatu Uche Okorie

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780349012902 | ISBN 10: 0349012903

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS SUNDAY INDEPENDENT NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR  This Hostel Life tells the stories of migrant women in a hidden Ireland. From a day in the life of women queuing for basic supplies in an Irish direct prov ... more

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  • Cover image of book On Earth We
    On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous - by Ocean Vuong

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781787331501 | ISBN 10: 1787331504

    **THE SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**  Brilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original – poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a sweeping and shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to the redemptive power of storyte ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
    The Nickel Boys - by Colson Whitehead

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780708899410 | ISBN 10: 0708899412

    Author of The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead, brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in 1960s Florida.  Elwood Curtis has taken the words of Dr Mart ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
    Ghost Wall - by Sarah Moss

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783784462 | ISBN 10: 1783784466

    Jessie BurtonIt is high summer in rural Northumberland. Seventeen-year-old Silvie and her parents have joined an encampment run by an archaeology professor with an interest in the region's dark history of ritual sacrifice.  As Silvie finds a gli ... more

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  • Cover image of book Travellers by Helon Habila
    Travellers - by Helon Habila

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241394502 | ISBN 10: 0241394503

    "Once I started reading Travellers, I couldn't stop. With power and control, it plunges the reader into a maze of lives that crisscross between Africa and Europe. Refugees and not only refugees hungering for the north, pushing their way through the b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen by Alix Kates Shulman
    Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen - by Alix Kates Shulman

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781788163408 | ISBN 10: 1788163400

    The cult classic that defined a generation - first UK publication in 47 years.  Sasha Davis has everything a girl in 1950s suburbia could want: beauty, intelligence and an all-star sports captain boyfriend. All she needs to succeed is to keep ... more

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  • Cover image of book Riverflow by Alison Layland
    Riverflow - by Alison Layland

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781909983977 | ISBN 10: 1909983977

    Deep water. Dark secrets. Dangerous neighbours. No longer the benign friend of summer, the Severn was a restless dragon slithering its way past   After a beloved family member is drowned in a devastating flood, Bede and Elin Sherwell want noth ... more

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  • Cover image of book Crudo by Olivia Laing
    Crudo - by Olivia Laing

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781509892846 | ISBN 10: 1509892842

    Shortlisted for the Goldsmith's Prize, the Gordon Burn Prize and the James Tait Black Award.  Dive in to a tale of love and loathing with the beach read of the summer.   Kathy is a writer. Kathy is getting married. It’s the summer of ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Red Word by Sarah Henstra
    The Red Word - by Sarah Henstra

    £12.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781999700874 | ISBN 10: 1999700872

    The myths don’t have a clue what to do with women. They have nothing to say about us whatsoever. We need to build our own fucking mythology.   The battle of the sexes goes to college in this smart, thrilling debut by university English pro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
    Ayesha at Last - by Uzma Jalaluddin

    £7.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786497949 | ISBN 10: 1786497948

    A big-hearted, captivating, modern-day Muslim Pride and Prejudice, with hijabs instead of top hats and kurtas instead of corsets.  Ayesha Shamsi has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a poet have been overtaken by a demanding teaching job. H ... more

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  • Cover image of book Miracle on Cherry Hill by Sun-mi Hwang
    Miracle on Cherry Hill - by Sun-mi Hwang

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780349143354 | ISBN 10: 0349143358

    Celebrated bestselling author Sun-mi Hwang is back with a heartwarming new novel about renewal and friendship.  This is the story of a man named Kang Dae-su. His whole life is a miracle, rising from poverty to running a successful construction co ... more

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  • Cover image of book Plastic Emotions by Shiromi Pinto
    Plastic Emotions - by Shiromi Pinto

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781910312315 | ISBN 10: 1910312312

    “We architects must be idealists. We construct not just individual buildings, but whole cities. We plan cities, and in doing so, change lives.”  Plastic Emotions is inspired by the life of Minnette de Silva – a forgotten feminist icon and ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Friendly Ones by Philip Hensher
    The Friendly Ones - by Philip Hensher

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780008175658 | ISBN 10: 0008175659

    The things history will do at the bidding of love.  On a warm Sunday afternoon, Nazia and Sharif are preparing for a family barbecue. They are in the house in Sheffield that will do for the rest of their lives. In the garden next door is a re ... more

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  • Cover image of book It
    It's Gone Dark Over Bill's Mother's - by Lisa Blower

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781912408160 | ISBN 10: 1912408163

    With a sharp eye and tough warmth, Lisa Blower strikes a new chord in regional and working-class fiction.  This fabulous collection of her award-winning short stories is dominated by the working-class matriarch. From the wise, witty and outsp ... more

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  • Cover image of book Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
    Warlight - by Michael Ondaatje

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784708344 | ISBN 10: 1784708348

    **LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018** **FINALIST FOR THE 2018 LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE**  It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, are apparently abandoned by their parents, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
    Clock Dance - by Anne Tyler

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784708597 | ISBN 10: 1784708593

    A bittersweet novel of family and self-discovery from the bestselling, award-winning author of A Spool of Blue Thread.  Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life: her mother’s disappearance when she was just a child, be ... more

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  • Cover image of book A River in the Trees by Jacqueline O’Mahony
    A River in the Trees - by Jacqueline O’Mahony

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781787473553 | ISBN 10: 1787473554

    Two women. Two stories. One hundred years of secrets.  A sweeping novel of love, loss, family and history for readers who love Maggie O’Farrell, John Boyne and Donal Ryan.   1919 Ireland is about to be torn apart by the War of ... more

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  • Cover image of book All City by Alex DiFrancesco
    All City - by Alex DiFrancesco

    £12.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781609809393 | ISBN 10: 1609809394

    All City is more than a novel, it's a foreshadowing of a world to come.   In a near-future New York City ravaged by climate change and economic inequality, a superstorm hits, leaving behind only those who had nowhere else to go and no way to g ... more

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  • Cover image of book Girl, Balancing by Helen Dumore
    Girl, Balancing - by Helen Dumore

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786090515 | ISBN 10: 1786090511

    Haunting, uplifting, beautiful: the final work from Helen Dunmore.   Helen Dunmore passed away in June 2017, leaving behind this remarkable collection of short stories. With her trademark imagination and gift for making history human, she expl ... more

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  • Cover image of book White Houses by Amy Bloom
    White Houses - by Amy Bloom

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783781744 | ISBN 10: 1783781742

    In 1933, President Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt took up residence in the White House. With them went the celebrated journalist Lorena Hickok - Hick to friends - a straight-talking reporter from South Dakota, whose passionate relationship with the i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
    Lost Children Archive - by Valeria Luiselli

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780008290023 | ISBN 10: 0008290024

    LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019  The moving, powerful and urgent English-language debut from one of the brightest young stars in world literature.  Suppose you and Pa were gone, and we were lost. What would happen ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jellyfish by Janice Galloway
    Jellyfish - by Janice Galloway

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781847086679 | ISBN 10: 1847086675

    In this powerful collection, Janice Galloway takes on David Lodge's assertion that 'literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children; life's the other way round'. Her multi-layered stories not only explore sex and sexuality, b ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Book of Tehran: A City in Short Fiction by Fereshteh Ahmadi (Editor)
    The Book of Tehran: A City in Short Fiction - by Fereshteh Ahmadi (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781910974247 | ISBN 10: 1910974242

    Featuring Atoosa Afshin-Navid, Fereshteh Ahmadi, Kourosh Asadi, Azardokht Bahrami, Hamed Habibi, Mohammad Hosseini, Amir-Hossein Khorshidfar, Payam Nasser, Goli Taraghi & Mohammad Tolouei   Foreword by Orkideh Behrouzan.  A city of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Praise Song for the Butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden
    Praise Song for the Butterflies - by Bernice L. McFadden

    £16.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781909762886 | ISBN 10: 1909762881

    Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019   A powerful, well-researched, fictional account exploring the trokosi tradition for the curious and the open-minded.   Abeo Kata lives a comfortable, happy life in West Africa as the p ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Penguin Book of the Contemporary British Short Story by Philip Hensher (Editor)
    The Penguin Book of the Contemporary British Short Story - by Philip Hensher (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780141986210 | ISBN 10: 0141986212

    A spectacular treasury of the best British short stories published in the last twenty years.  We are living in a particularly rich period for British short stories. Despite the relative lack of places in which they can be published, the chall ... more

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  • Cover image of book Big Sky by Kate Atkinson
    Big Sky - by Kate Atkinson

    £20.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780857526106 | ISBN 10: 0857526103

    Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village in North Yorkshire, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son Nathan and ageing Labrador Dido, both at the discretion of his former partner Julia. It’s a picturesque setting, b ... more

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  • Cover image of book How to Love a Jamaican by Alexia Arthurs
    How to Love a Jamaican - by Alexia Arthurs

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781509883622 | ISBN 10: 1509883622

    "In this thrilling debut collection Alexia Arthurs is all too easy to love."(Zadie Smith) Tenderness and cruelty, loyalty and betrayal, ambition and regret – these are the tensions at the heart of Alexia Arthurs’ debut book about Jamaican im ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman
    The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted - by Robert Hillman

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571349784 | ISBN 10: 0571349781

    The perfect book for anyone who's ever had their heart broken, anyone who's ever had their broken heart mended, and anyone who's ever visited a bookshop...  Tom Hope doesn’t chase rainbows. He does his best on the farm – he milks the cows ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne
    In Our Mad and Furious City - by Guy Gunaratne

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781472250216 | ISBN 10: 1472250214

    *WINNER OF THE JHALAK PRIZE AND THE INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE* *LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE* *SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE, THE GORDON BURN AND THE AUTHOR'S CLUB FIRST NOVEL AWARD*   For Selvon, Ardan and Yusuf, growin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Little Boy by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
    Little Boy - by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    £14.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571351022 | ISBN 10: 0571351026

    Little Boy was quite lost. He had no idea who he was or where he had come from... Grown Boy came into his own voice and let loose his word-horde pent-up within him.  From growing up as an orphan in 1920s New York, to serving in the Navy at the D- ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Madonna of Bolton by Matt Cain
    The Madonna of Bolton - by Matt Cain

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783528004 | ISBN 10: 1783528001

    An everyday story of love, life and Causing a Commotion.  Charlie Matthews’ love story begins in a pebble-dashed house in suburban Bolton, at a time when most little boys want to grow up to be Michael Jackson, and girls want to be Princess Di ... more

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  • Cover image of book XX by Angela Chadwick
    XX - by Angela Chadwick

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780349700267 | ISBN 10: 0349700265

    A stunning debut novel imagining a world where women can have children without men.  How far would you go for a child of your own?  When Rosie and Jules discover a ground-breaking clinical trial that enables two women to have a female baby, t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
    The Female Persuasion - by Meg Wolitzer

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784708306 | ISBN 10: 1784708305

    ** Selected by 8 National Newspapers as a Book of the Year ** ** The New York Times Bestseller **   A warm and immersive novel about ambition, power, women, friendship and finding your place in the world, from the bestselling author of The Wi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Shape of the Ruins by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
    The Shape of the Ruins - by Juan Gabriel Vásquez

    £10.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780857056610 | ISBN 10: 0857056611

    Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019.   It takes the form of personal and formal investigations into two political assassinations – the murders of Rafael Uribe Uribe in 1914, the man who inspired García Márquez’s General B ... more

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  • Cover image of book Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
    Spinning Silver - by Naomi Novik

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781509899043 | ISBN 10: 1509899049

    Naomi Novik has once again been influenced by classic folktales, following Uprooted - her standalone novel. Taking Rumpelstiltskin as her starting point, Spinning Silver is rich, original and a joy to read.  Will dark magic claim their home?  ... more

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  • Cover image of book Everything Under by Daisy Johnson
    Everything Under - by Daisy Johnson

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784702113 | ISBN 10: 1784702110

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018   It’s been sixteen years since Gretel last saw her mother, half a lifetime to forget her childhood on the canals. But a phone call will soon reunite them, and bring those wild years flooding back: t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
    Bridge of Clay - by Markus Zusak

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780552774765 | ISBN 10: 0552774766

    THE EPIC NEW NOVEL FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE BOOK THIEF "If The Book Thief was a novel that allowed Death to steal the show... [its] brilliantly illuminated follow-up is affirmatively full of life."(Guardian) "This is a tale of love, a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
    Good Omens - by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780552176453 | ISBN 10: 0552176451

    'Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don't let you go around again until you get it right'  According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, Judgement Day is almost upon us and the world's going to end in a week. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Faculty of Dreams by Sara Stridsberg
    The Faculty of Dreams - by Sara Stridsberg

    £13.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780857054722 | ISBN 10: 0857054724

    Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019   In April 1988, Valerie Solanas – the writer, radical feminist and would-be assassin of Andy Warhol – was discovered dead in her hotel room, in a grimy corner of San Francisco. She wa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Turning for Home by Barney Norris
    Turning for Home - by Barney Norris

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784161361 | ISBN 10: 1784161365

    The deeply moving second novel from the author of the award-winning Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain.   'Isn’t the life of any person made up out of the telling of two tales, after all? The whole world makes more sense if you remember ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Book of Cairo: A City in Short Fiction by Ralph Cormack (Editor)
    The Book of Cairo: A City in Short Fiction - by Ralph Cormack (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781910974254 | ISBN 10: 1910974250

    Featuring Hassan Abdel Mawgoud, Eman Abdelrahim, Nael Eltoukhy, Areej Gamal, Hatem Hafez, Hend Jaʿfar, Nahla Karam, Mohamed Kheir, Ahmed Naji & Mohamed Salah al-Azab.   A police officer tortures one last suspect in the most important assignment ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Expedition to the Baobab Tree by Wilma Stockenstrom
    The Expedition to the Baobab Tree - by Wilma Stockenstrom

    £7.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780571347742 | ISBN 10: 0571347746

    Wearily, I take the path to the river, there in the cool to fill my being with the sounds of my sister-being, to refresh myself in the modest scents of pigeonwood and mitzeerie, to let my gaze end in a tangle of monkey ropes and fern arches and the s ... more

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