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Best New Fiction - Up to a hundred highly-recommended recent novels

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 100 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Figurehead by Carly Holmes
    Figurehead - by Carly Holmes

    £10.00   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781914595059 | ISBN 10: 191459505x

    'Beneath her soft skin covering, my mother was once made of twigs and branches. Sometimes in the autumn I swear there was a gleam of berry in her eye, a sloe-shine peep between the thorny tangle of her lashes.’   In this debut collectio ... more

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  • Cover image of book How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu
    How High We Go in the Dark - by Sequoia Nagamatsu

    £16.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781526637185 | ISBN 10: 1526637189

    For fans of Cloud Atlas and Station Eleven, Sequoia Nagamatsu's debut is a wildly imaginative, genre-bending work spanning generations across the globe as humanity struggles to rebuild itself in the aftermath of a climate plague.  'Haunting a ... more

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  • Cover image of book China Room by Sunjeev Sahota
    China Room - by Sunjeev Sahota

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781784706364 | ISBN 10: 1784706361

    A story of forbidden love that echoes across generations - from the prize-winning author of The Year of the Runaways.  'A gorgeous, gripping read' Kamila Shamsie 'A multi-generational masterpiece' Daily Mail  * A Book of the Year for The Tim ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rainbow Rainbow by Lydia Conklin
    Rainbow Rainbow - by Lydia Conklin

    £14.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781398508552 | ISBN 10: 1398508551

    A collection of stories that celebrate the humour, darkness and depth of emotion of the queer and trans experience that’s not typically represented: liminal or uncertain identities, queer conception and queer joy.   In this delightful debut ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Fugitivities by Jesse McCarthy
    The Fugitivities - by Jesse McCarthy

    £14.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781612199771 | ISBN 10: 1612199771

    A singular and powerful debut novel about a young black American learning the difficulties of forming your own identity when society has already assigned you one.  Like most recent college graduates, Jonah Winters is unsure of what’s next. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Living Pictures by Polina Barskova
    Living Pictures - by Polina Barskova

    £20.00   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781782277606 | ISBN 10: 1782277609

    Growing up in Leningrad, Polina Barskova saw no trace of the estimated million people who died in the city during the Nazi blockade of 1941-44. As one of Russia’s most admired and controversial contemporary writers, she has repeatedly returned to t ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Place That Place by Nandita Dinesh
    This Place That Place - by Nandita Dinesh

    £12.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781612199498 | ISBN 10: 1612199496

    An impassioned and inventive debut novel about two people earnestly searching for a way to preserve their friendship across seemingly insurmountable political divides.  This Place|That Place centers on two characters from opposing sides of an ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Half Life of Valery K by Natasha Pulley
    The Half Life of Valery K - by Natasha Pulley

    £16.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781408885215 | ISBN 10: 1408885212

    The Times Historical Fiction Book of the Month   The truth must come out.  In 1963, in a Siberian gulag, former nuclear specialist Valery Kolkhanov has mastered what it takes to survive: the right connections to the guards for access t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cast A Long Shadow: Welsh Women Writing Crime by Katherine Stansfield and Caroline Oakley (Editors)
    Cast A Long Shadow: Welsh Women Writing Crime - by Katherine Stansfield and Caroline Oakley (Editors)

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781912905584 | ISBN 10: 1912905582

    20 original stories commissioned for this new volume... A striking collection of the widest range of crime short stories from contemporary urban thriller to historical rural mystery and the speculative and uncanny.  Includes stories from Tiff ... more

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  • Cover image of book Meredith, Alone by Claire Alexander
    Meredith, Alone - by Claire Alexander

    £14.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780241542408 | ISBN 10: 0241542405

    For anyone who has lost hope, Meredith will help you find it... Discover the most uplifting and unforgettable debut of the summer.  NAMED 'ONE TO WATCH' IN GRAZIA, CULTUREFLY, THE BOOKSELLER AND BY THE BBC   'Gorgeous. I shed tears. Ve ... more

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  • Cover image of book Captain Ni
    Captain Ni'mat's Last Battle - by Mohamed Leftah

    £12.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781635420647 | ISBN 10: 1635420644

    First published after the author’s death in 2008, this provocative novel charts the late-in-life sexual awakening of a retired air force pilot who begins a dangerous affair with a male servant.  Captain Ni’mat, a reservist from the Egypti ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason
    Sorrow and Bliss - by Meg Mason

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781474622998 | ISBN 10: 1474622992

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION   THE BOOK EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT   Everyone tells Martha Friel she is clever and beautiful, a brilliant writer who has been loved every day of her adult life by one man, her husban ... more

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  • Cover image of book Moldy Strawberries: Stories by Caio Fernando Abreu
    Moldy Strawberries: Stories - by Caio Fernando Abreu

    £13.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781953861207 | ISBN 10: 1953861202

    Translated from Portuguese by Bruna Dantas Lobato   In eighteen exhilarating stories, Caio Fernando Abreu navigates a Brazil transformed by the AIDS epidemic and stifling military dictatorship of the ’80s.  Suspended between fear and longin ... more

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  • Cover image of book People Like Them by Samira Sedira
    People Like Them - by Samira Sedira

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781526638595 | ISBN 10: 1526638592

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA DAGGER IN TRANSLATION  'Disturbing and powerful... I loved it' - Leïla Slimani, author of Lullaby 'Icy and chilling... In sharply drawn sentences, Sedira summons the beauty of a small French village, and the shocking act ... more

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  • Cover image of book Flower Factory by Richard Foster
    Flower Factory - by Richard Foster

    £11.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781838388713 | ISBN 10: 1838388710

    Freedom of Movement wasn’t always an alien concept to the British. Flower Factory tells of an English seasonal worker going to live and work in the Netherlands at the turn of the millennium. These psyched-out remembrances are set in the Bollenstree ... more

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  • Cover image of book Life Ceremony by Sayaka Murata
    Life Ceremony - by Sayaka Murata

    £12.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781783787371 | ISBN 10: 1783787376

    From the author of international bestseller Convenience Store Woman comes a collection of short fiction: weird, out of this world and like nothing you’ve read before.  An engaged couple falls out over the husband’s dislike of clothes and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tiny Tales by Alexander McCall Smith, illustrated by Iain McIntosh
    Tiny Tales - by Alexander McCall Smith, illustrated by Iain McIntosh

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781846975738 | ISBN 10: 1846975735

    Stories do not have to be long. In the space of a couple of sentences – or even a page or two – we can see the human heart exposed in a way that is more powerful than in a novel.  In Tiny Tales Alexander McCall Smith explores romance, amb ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
    Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow - by Gabrielle Zevin

    £16.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781784744649 | ISBN 10: 1784744646

    This is not a romance, but it is about love.   Two kids meet in a hospital gaming room in 1987. One is visiting her sister, the other is recovering from a car crash. The days and months are long there. Their love of video games becomes a shared w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Saki
    Saki's Cats - by Saki

    £6.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781913724177 | ISBN 10: 1913724174

    Saki’s Cats rounds up the tales about cats, big and small, by the undisputed master of the short story.   ‘Tobermory’, one of Saki’s most famous pieces, demonstrates the danger that would ensue from granting cats the power of speech ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Monticello by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson
    My Monticello - by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529115055 | ISBN 10: 1529115051

    'Riveting' Guardian 'Electrifying' Colson Whitehead  When the world collapses, where will you run?  After rolling blackouts and epic storms engulf America, the neighbourhood of First Street, Charlottesville comes under attack by viol ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Water Sister by Zen Cho
    Black Water Sister - by Zen Cho

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781509800018 | ISBN 10: 1509800018

    'A sharp and bittersweet story of past and future, ghosts and gods and family, that kept me turning pages into the dark hours of the night' – Naomi Novik, author of Uprooted  This mischievous Malaysian-set novel is an adventure featuring fami ... more

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  • Cover image of book Catalyst by Various authors, illustrated by Ayoola Solarin
    Catalyst - by Various authors, illustrated by Ayoola Solarin

    £14.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781914224027 | ISBN 10: 1914224027

    Stories by Asia Alfasi, Charlotte Bailey, Jason Chuang, Dominique Duong, Catherine Anyango Grünewald, Shuning Ji, Pris Lemons, Sonia Leong, Calico N.M., Tyrell Osborne and Woodrow Phoenix.  Collecting stories from a range of artists of colou ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fish Swimming in Dappled Sunlight by Riku Onda
    Fish Swimming in Dappled Sunlight - by Riku Onda

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781913394592 | ISBN 10: 191339459x

    Translated by Alison Watts  From the author of The Aosawa Murders, one of the NYT Notable Books of 2020. The WSJ commented: “Part psychological thriller, part murder mystery—it is audacious in conception and brilliant in execution.” T ... more

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  • Cover image of book Either / Or by Elif Batuman
    Either / Or - by Elif Batuman

    £16.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781787333864 | ISBN 10: 1787333868

    SELIN IS THE LUCKIEST PERSON IN HER FAMILY:  The only one who was born in America and got to go to Harvard. Now it's her second year, 1996, and Selin knows she has to make it count. The first order of business: to figure out the meaning of ev ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Book of Perilous Dishes by Doina Rusti
    The Book of Perilous Dishes - by Doina Rusti

    £11.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781911107446 | ISBN 10: 1911107445

    1798: A magical, dark adventure.   Fourteen-year-old Pâtca, initiated in the occult arts, comes to Bucharest, to her uncle, Cuviosu Zăval, to retrieve the Book of Perilous Dishes.   The recipes in this magical book can bring about d ... more

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  • Cover image of book Juniper & Thorn by Ava Reid
    Juniper & Thorn - by Ava Reid

    £14.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529100761 | ISBN 10: 1529100763

    From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Wolf and the Woodsman comes a gothic retelling of The Juniper Tree, where a young witch seeks to discover her identity and escape the domination of her abusive wizard father. Perfect for fans of Angela ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tasting Sunlight by Ewald Arenz
    Tasting Sunlight - by Ewald Arenz

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781914585142 | ISBN 10: 1914585143

    An extraordinary bond develops between an angry teenage runaway and a middle-aged woman running a large farm on her own, as they work the land and slowly heal... the sublime, achingly beautiful debut that everyone is talking about...  ‘A stupen ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dalva by Jim Harrison
    Dalva - by Jim Harrison

    £10.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781611854305 | ISBN 10: 161185430x

    New York Times bestselling author Jim Harrison (1937–2016) was one of America’s most beloved writers, and Dalva, now in a Grove edition for the first time, is considered among his finest novels.   Beautiful and fearless, at forty-five Dal ... more

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  • Cover image of book Double Booked by Lily Lindon
    Double Booked - by Lily Lindon

    £14.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781801107563 | ISBN 10: 1801107564

    Gina is about to marry her boyfriend. George is about to join a lesbian pop band. Gina and George are the same person. No wonder Georgina is DOUBLE BOOKED.  Georgina has a strict routine:  1) teach piano to bored children 2) schedule ... more

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  • Cover image of book Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin
    Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead - by Emily Austin

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781838953751 | ISBN 10: 1838953752

    ‘Funny about death, real about anxiety, witty about the things that worry us the most’ Emma Gannon, author of Olive  ‘So fundamentally kind that you can feel the warmth coming off each page’ Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, author of Starling D ... more

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  • Cover image of book Watersong by Clarissa Goenawan
    Watersong - by Clarissa Goenawan

    £12.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781914484117 | ISBN 10: 1914484118

    'Watersong transports the reader to worlds both familiar and unknown. Clarissa Goenawan’s crisp narration and vivid characters made this novel feel like a lingering dream. This is an intriguing and soul-stirring story about how we reconcile with ou ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam
    The Startup Wife - by Tahmima Anam

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781838852528 | ISBN 10: 1838852522

    ‘Poignant as well as savagely witty’ Observer ‘Stylish and funny’ Sunday Times ‘Hits every note perfectly’ Kamila Shamsie   A life-changing app. The woman who created it. And the man who took the credit.  When Asha starts work ... more

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  • Cover image of book Book of Night by Holly Black
    Book of Night - by Holly Black

    £16.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529102376 | ISBN 10: 1529102375

    'Dark, strange, thick with mystery and twists Book of Night is everything delicious and frightening I've come to expect from Holly Black.' Leigh Bardugo, Sunday Times bestselling author of Ninth House  'If Neil Gaiman channelled Stephen King, the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dust Never Settles by Karina Lickorish Quinn
    The Dust Never Settles - by Karina Lickorish Quinn

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780861540440 | ISBN 10: 0861540441

    ‘I have seen ghosts. They will not rest. The whispers of the past are all around...’  Sweeping from the bustling beaches of contemporary Lima to local ceviche bars crammed with fishermen, music and folklore; from the rise and fall of the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stargazer by Laurie Petrou
    Stargazer - by Laurie Petrou

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780857308221 | ISBN 10: 085730822x

    ** SELECTED AS ONE OF COSMOPOLITAN'S HOTTEST NEW BEACH READS FOR SUMMER 2022 **  It's a fine line between admiration and envy.  Diana Martin has lived her life in the shadow of her sadistic older brother. She quietly watches the family next d ... more

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  • Cover image of book Great Circle by Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Great Circle - by Transworld Publishers Ltd

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529176643 | ISBN 10: 1529176646

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2022 SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021 THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER TIME MAGAZINE BOOK OF THE YEAR  'A gripping historical adventure that feels sharp, fresh and modern' STYLIST  'So beaut ... more

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  • Cover image of book Palace Of Flies by Walter Kappacher
    Palace Of Flies - by Walter Kappacher

    £12.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781954404021 | ISBN 10: 1954404026

    This absorbing, sensitive novel portrays a famed author in a moment of crisis: an aging Hugo von Hofmannsthal returns to a summer resort outside of Salzburg that he visited as a child.  But in the spa town where he once thrilled to the joys of y ... more

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  • Cover image of book Still Life by Sarah Winman
    Still Life - by Sarah Winman

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780008283391 | ISBN 10: 0008283397

    THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A BBC BETWEEN THE COVERS BOOK CLUB PICK WINNER OF DYMOCKS BOOK OF THE YEAR A GUARDIAN BEST BOOK OF 2021 WINNER OF THE INWORDS LITERARY AWARD  ‘Sheer joy' Graham Norton  ‘Utterly beautiful... filled ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ruin by Cara Hoffman
    Ruin - by Cara Hoffman

    £12.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781629639291 | ISBN 10: 162963929x

    A little girl who disguises herself as an old man, an addict who collects dollhouse furniture, a crime reporter confronted by a talking dog, a painter trying to prove the non-existence of god, and lovers in a penal colony who communicate through tech ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bone Track by Sara E. Johnson
    The Bone Track - by Sara E. Johnson

    £11.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781464213977 | ISBN 10: 1464213976

    A nature trek turns dangerous when the wilderness gives up its bones...  New Zealand's remote Milford Track seems the perfect place for forensic investigator Alexa Glock to reconnect with her brother Charlie, with whom she hasn't spent much time ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Cook by Ajay Chowdhury
    The Cook - by Ajay Chowdhury

    £12.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781787303140 | ISBN 10: 1787303144

    'A refreshing and welcome addition to the world of detective fiction' Abir Mukherjee 'A real surprise... It is not just the descriptions of food that leave you hungry for more' The Times 'Marvellous' Alex Marwood  Kamil Rahman is a cook in ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Bookshop in Algiers by Kaouther Adimi
    A Bookshop in Algiers - by Kaouther Adimi

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781788164702 | ISBN 10: 1788164709

    On a quiet backstreet in Algiers is an unremarkable building with a remarkable history...  'A beautiful little novel about books, history, ambition and the importance of literature.' Nick Hornby  'Truly potent ... Adimi confronts us w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cwen by Alice Albinia
    Cwen - by Alice Albinia

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781788166614 | ISBN 10: 1788166612

    'Fantastic - a wonderful book' Lily Cole 'Magical, rich and magnificent' Maxine Peake 'A wild ride! She sees Graves' White Goddess and raises 50 with female magic and transformations' Margaret Atwood 'A rare book, bold and powerful' Xiaolu Guo 'W ... more

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  • Cover image of book Impostor Syndrome by Kathy Wang
    Impostor Syndrome - by Kathy Wang

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780857308245 | ISBN 10: 0857308246

    A highly anticipated, razor-sharp novel about women in the workplace, the power of Big Tech and the looming threat of foreign espionage.  Julia Lerner is the COO of Tangerine, one of Silicon Valley's biggest tech companies, and an icon to pro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Darling Girl by Liz Michalski
    Darling Girl - by Liz Michalski

    £18.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780593185636 | ISBN 10: 0593185633

    In this beautiful, grounded, and darkly magical modern-day reimagining of J. M. Barrie’s classic, to save her daughter’s life one woman must take on the infamous Peter Pan — who is not the innocent adventurer the fairy tales make him out to be. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Echo Chamber by John Boyne
    The Echo Chamber - by John Boyne

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529176742 | ISBN 10: 1529176743

    'The funniest book I've read in ages. Savage but compelling' Ian Rankin 'A fearless romp with big laughs along the way' Graham Norton 'Funny, rumbustious, unstinting and wonderfully Hogarthian' The Observer 'His relish is infectious' Times   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lucky by Rachel Edwards
    Lucky - by Rachel Edwards

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780008364601 | ISBN 10: 0008364605

    ‘I devoured it.’ Erin Kelly ‘An exhilarating voice’ Adele Parks ‘Unbelievably tense and twisty.’ Laura Marshall   ‘Absorbing, unsettling, unflinching. I’ve been thinking about it for days and I’ll be recommending it to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Category Unknown by Koushik Banerjea
    Category Unknown - by Koushik Banerjea

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780995721784 | ISBN 10: 0995721785

    Life on a London council estate leads the entrepreneurial Conrad on a conflicted journey between his ambition, his loyalty to his Jamaican nan and his need to redeem himself.   The suppressed scars of a life under the Spanish dictator Franco ... more

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  • Cover image of book You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi
    You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty - by Akwaeke Emezi

    £14.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780571372669 | ISBN 10: 057137266x

    ‘Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous.’ @savidgereads  ‘Say hello to the book of the summer’ @bettysbooksuk  ‘Fantastic... I cannot put it down.’ @thebibliotucker  Have you fallen for this international bestselling novelist’s si ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kalmann by Joachim Schmidt
    Kalmann - by Joachim Schmidt

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781913394684 | ISBN 10: 1913394689

    A touching and very funny Nordic crime thriller with a difference. No gratuitous violence, no revenge porn. A tightly plotted suspense story based on a mentally challenged character described with empathy, humour and psychological tact.   Sjo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Walking on Cowrie Shells: Stories by Nana Nkweti
    Walking on Cowrie Shells: Stories - by Nana Nkweti

    £10.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781911648277 | ISBN 10: 1911648276

    An adoptee leverages her new parents to fast track her fortunes. A sword-wielding teenager navigates a crush at Comic-Con. A jaded PR man tries to spin a zombie outbreak in West Africa. A mother and daughter search for spiritual meaning in the midst ... more

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  • Cover image of book After Dark by Jayne Cowie
    After Dark - by Jayne Cowie

    £7.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529156768 | ISBN 10: 1529156769

    WELCOME TO A WORLD WHERE WOMEN HOLD THE POWER.  They dominate workplaces, public spaces and government.  They are no longer afraid to cross a dark car park, catch the last train, or walk home alone.  With the Curfew law in pla ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tell Me an Ending by Jo Harkin
    Tell Me an Ending - by Jo Harkin

    £16.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529151374 | ISBN 10: 1529151376

    'Pure pleasure' THE TIMES 'Sharply, beautifully written' THE NEW YORK TIMES 'As page-turning as a thriller, and as thought-provoking as an inquiry into the human mind should be' i PAPER 'Intriguing, frightening, witty and humane' WALL STREET JOURN ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Phantoms by Gwendoline Riley
    My Phantoms - by Gwendoline Riley

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781783783274 | ISBN 10: 1783783273

    Helen Grant is a mystery to her daughter. An extrovert with few friends who has sought intimacy in the wrong places; a twice-divorced mother-of-two now living alone surrounded by her memories, Helen (known to her acquaintances as ‘Hen’) has alway ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Night Always Comes by Willy Vlautin
    The Night Always Comes - by Willy Vlautin

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780571361915 | ISBN 10: 0571361919

    ‘Pacey and visceral.’ Sunday Times ‘Imbued with the noirish urgency of a page-turning thriller.’ Irish Times ‘Terrific.’ Richard Russo ‘A revelation.’ Megan Abbott  Between looking after her brother, attending night classes ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Half-Life of Snails by Philippa Holloway
    The Half-Life of Snails - by Philippa Holloway

    £15.00   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781913640576 | ISBN 10: 1913640574

    A note from Parthian Books: "This novel is partly set in Ukraine circa 2014. The writer travelled to Ukraine and was made very welcome by lots of people in the course of her research work. We are supporting the Red Cross Appeal for Ukraine by donatin ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Snow Line by Tessa McWatt
    The Snow Line - by Tessa McWatt

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781912854479 | ISBN 10: 1912854473

    "Tessa McWatt is one of our greatest living writers. The Snow Line, her new novel, is a profound meditation on love, ageing, and what it is to be a woman of mixed racial identity and culture. Profoundly moving and epic in its scope, this book provide ... more

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  • Cover image of book Monkey Boy by Francisco Goldman
    Monkey Boy - by Francisco Goldman

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781611854428 | ISBN 10: 1611854423

    A novel of enormous achievement, Monkey Boy tells the tale of Francisco Goldberg, a middle-aged writer who grapples with the challenges of family and love, legacies of violence and war, and growing up Guatemalan and Jewish in America.  FINALI ... more

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  • Cover image of book Polluted Sex by Lauren Foley
    Polluted Sex - by Lauren Foley

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781910312919 | ISBN 10: 1910312916

    "Lauren Foley is a gifted, fearless writer. These vivid, dynamic stories range from the visceral to the experimental with moments of intense, expressive lyricism. They announce a strong new voice on the literary scene, bound to make her presence felt ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson
    The Agathas - by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780861544776 | ISBN 10: 0861544773

    The most popular girl in school is dead. And everyone’s blaming the wrong guy.  After falling from grace last summer, Agatha Christie-obsessed Alice Ogilvie needs to stay out of trouble. While smart and reclusive Iris Adams just wants to ge ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Sisters Mao by Gavin McCrea
    The Sisters Mao - by Gavin McCrea

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781913348939 | ISBN 10: 1913348938

    ‘McCrea’s portrait of Jiang Qing is a masterpiece of characterisation: at once monstrous and pitiable. The Sisters Mao is dazzlingly clever and original.’ Antonia Senior, The Times  A Sunday Independent Book of the Year  Against the ba ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Penguin Book Of The Modern American Short Story by John Freeman (Editor)
    The Penguin Book Of The Modern American Short Story - by John Freeman (Editor)

    £12.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781984877826 | ISBN 10: 1984877828

    A selection of the best and most representative contemporary American short fiction from 1970 to 2020, including such authors as Ursula K. LeGuin, Toni Cade Bambara, Jhumpa Lahiri, Sandra Cisneros, and Ted Chiang, hand-selected by celebrated editor a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ruth & Pen by Emilie Pine
    Ruth & Pen - by Emilie Pine

    £14.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780241393666 | ISBN 10: 0241393663

    The brilliant debut novel from Emilie Pine, author of the international bestseller Notes to Self   Dublin, 7 October 2019  One day, one city, two women: Ruth and Pen. Neither knows the other, but both are asking the same questions: how to be ... more

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  • Cover image of book Children of Sugarcane by Joanne Joseph
    Children of Sugarcane - by Joanne Joseph

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781776191864 | ISBN 10: 1776191862

    Vividly set against the backdrop of 19th century India and the British-owned sugarcane plantations of Natal, written with great tenderness and lyricism, Children of Sugarcane paints an intimate and wrenching picture of indenture told from a woman’s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ceremony of Innocence by Madeleine Bunting
    Ceremony of Innocence - by Madeleine Bunting

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781783787500 | ISBN 10: 1783787503

    A Cambridge PhD student called Reem has gone missing in Egypt. Those close to her fear that her investigation into her family”s history in the Gulf has put her in danger. The trail leads back to Tehran in 1969, when diplomat Martin Wilcox Smith, fr ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Anthill by Julianne Pachico
    The Anthill - by Julianne Pachico

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780571331499 | ISBN 10: 0571331491

    The propulsive debut novel from one of the most innovative young fiction writers today – a searing and affecting depiction of what redemption can be for a person and for a country in the wake of trauma.   Lina returns to Colombia after twent ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Khan by Saima Mir
    The Khan - by Saima Mir

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780861540891 | ISBN 10: 0861540891

    A Times & Sunday Times Crime Novel of the Year   ‘Bold, addictive and brilliant.’ Stylist, best fiction 2021   A Times Bestseller  A Times & Sunday Times Best Crime Books of 2021  A Waterstones Best Crime & Thriller of 2021 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
    Sea of Tranquility - by Emily St. John Mandel

    £14.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529083491 | ISBN 10: 1529083494

    The award-winning author of Station Eleven returns with a story of time travel that precisely captures the reality of our current moment...  In 1912, eighteen-year-old Edwin St. Andrew crosses the Atlantic, exiled from English polite society. I ... more

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  • Cover image of book All The Lovers In The Night by Mieko Kawakami
    All The Lovers In The Night - by Mieko Kawakami

    £14.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781509898268 | ISBN 10: 1509898263

    From international literary sensation Mieko Kawakami comes All The Lovers In The Night, an extraordinary, deeply moving and insightful story set in contemporary Tokyo.  Fuyuko Irie is a freelance proofreader in her thirties. Living alone, and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Silverview by John le Carre
    Silverview - by John le Carre

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780241994535 | ISBN 10: 0241994535

    Julian Lawndsley has renounced his high-flying job in the City for a simpler life running a bookshop in a small English seaside town. But after only a couple of months into his new career, Edward, a Polish émigré, shows up at his door with a very k ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett
    Blackass - by A. Igoni Barrett

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780099587446 | ISBN 10: 0099587440

    'A devastating social parable brimming with humanity and heart...' Marlon James  White skin, green eyes, red hair... BLACKASS  Furo Wariboko - born and bred in Lagos - wakes up on the morning of his job interview to discover he has tu ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bangalore Detectives Club by Harini Nagendra
    The Bangalore Detectives Club - by Harini Nagendra

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781408715185 | ISBN 10: 140871518x

    ‘The first in an effervescent new mystery series... a treat for historical mystery lovers looking for a new series to savor (or devour)’ NEW YORK TIMES  Murder and mayhem... monsoon season is coming.   Solving crimes isn’t easy.& ... more

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  • Cover image of book Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli
    Faces in the Crowd - by Valeria Luiselli

    £10.00   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781783787630 | ISBN 10: 1783787635

    Translated by Christina MacSweeney.   In the heart of Mexico City a woman, trapped in a house and a marriage she can neither fully inhabit nor abandon, thinks about her past. She has decided to write a novel about her days at a publishing house i ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Mad Girls Of New York by Maya Rodale
    The Mad Girls Of New York - by Maya Rodale

    £12.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780593436752 | ISBN 10: 059343675x

    An exciting novel based on the fearless reporter Nellie Bly, who would stop at nothing to expose injustices against women in 19th century New York, even at the risk of her own life and freedom.  In 1887 New York City, Nellie Bly has ambitions ... more

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  • Cover image of book Boys of Gold by George Brinley Evans
    Boys of Gold - by George Brinley Evans

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781914595264 | ISBN 10: 1914595262

    "Boys of Gold displays a mural of memories that illustrate his life, comradeship, compatriots, kindred spirits as colliers and warriors."(Roy Noble) A collection of short stories, some set against the background of the author's life as a coalminer ... more

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  • Cover image of book Trespasses by Louise Kennedy
    Trespasses - by Louise Kennedy

    £14.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781526623324 | ISBN 10: 1526623323

    * AN OBSERVER DEBUT NOVELIST FOR 2022 *  'A compulsively readable love story' EMMA DONOGHUE 'Intense, unflinchingly honest, it broke my heart a million times' MARIAN KEYES 'Absolutely loved it' MAX PORTER 'A beautiful, devastating novel' N ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wonders by Elena Medel
    The Wonders - by Elena Medel

    £14.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781782276586 | ISBN 10: 1782276580

    "A poet’s novel, delicate but strong"(Hilary Mantel) María and her granddaughter Alicia have never met. Decades apart, both make the same journey to Madrid in search of work and independence. María, scraping together a living as a cleaner and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Girl: A Novel by Camille Laurens
    Girl: A Novel - by Camille Laurens

    £14.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781635421019 | ISBN 10: 1635421012

    From the acclaimed author of Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, a deeply personal and insightful account of being a girl, woman, and mother in a world that sees the feminine as less than.  Born in 1959 to a middle-class family, Laurence Barraqué g ... more

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  • Cover image of book Widowland by C J Carey
    Widowland - by C J Carey

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529412000 | ISBN 10: 1529412005

    ‘READING THIS TERRIFIC, ORWELLIAN NOVEL YOU ALMOST HOLD YOUR BREATH’ Bel Mooney  An alternative history with a strong feminist twist, perfect for fans of Robert Harris’ Fatherland, Christina Dalcher’s Vox and the dystopian novels of Marga ... more

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  • Cover image of book Of Myths and Mothers: Short Stories by Various authors
    Of Myths and Mothers: Short Stories - by Various authors

    £10.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781913211783 | ISBN 10: 1913211789

    Folklore and futurism: these stories question everything from the guest worker economy to childbirth as the world collapses.   Follow hairpin turns into the remote hillsides of North Yorkshire, where two boys take a holiday with their besom-w ... more

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  • Cover image of book Your Show by Ashley Hickson-Lovence
    Your Show - by Ashley Hickson-Lovence

    £14.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780571366798 | ISBN 10: 0571366791

    The brilliant novelisation of the life of Uriah Rennie, the Premier League’s first and only Black referee.  From Jamaica to Sheffield to the recently formed Premier League, Uri rises through the ranks as a referee, making it to the the high ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ghosted: A Love Story by Jenn Ashworth
    Ghosted: A Love Story - by Jenn Ashworth

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529336788 | ISBN 10: 1529336783

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE PORTICO PRIZE 2022 "Unnerving, absorbing... Laurie is a miraculous creation... Piercingly human and darkly funny, Ghosted is a tender, beautifully controlled account of expectations knocked off course"(Sunday Times) One or ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Fragile Earth by Susannah Wise
    This Fragile Earth - by Susannah Wise

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781473232341 | ISBN 10: 1473232341

    What would you do to protect your family if the world stopped working?   Not long from now, in a recognisable yet changed London, Signy and Matthew lead a dull, difficult life. They’ve only really stayed together for the sake of their six ye ... more

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  • Cover image of book French Braid by Anne Tyler
    French Braid - by Anne Tyler

    £16.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781784744625 | ISBN 10: 178474462x

    HE MAJOR NEW NOVEL FROM ONE OF THE GREATEST STORYTELLERS OF OUR TIME   A brilliantly perceptive, painfully true and funny journey deep into one family's foibles, from the 1950s right up to the changed world of today.   When the kids are ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Absolute by Daniel Guebel
    The Absolute - by Daniel Guebel

    £12.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781838415921 | ISBN 10: 1838415920

    Translated by Jessica Sequeira  Called a "masterpiece" and the author a "genius," this English-language debut of one of Argentina’s best writers is the story of a family of artists, scientists, and politicians who are responsible for the grea ... more

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  • Cover image of book Remote Sympathy by Catherine Chidgey
    Remote Sympathy - by Catherine Chidgey

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781787703711 | ISBN 10: 1787703711

    Longlisted for the 2022 Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlisted for the Dublin Literary Award  An exquisitely readable, polyphonic novel of domestic drama and human connection set in and around a concentration camp in Germany during the second w ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton
    The Final Revival of Opal & Nev - by Dawnie Walton

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529414530 | ISBN 10: 1529414539

    ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2021 | LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE 2022   A queen of punk before her time. A duo on the brink of stardom. A night that will define their story for ever.  Opal is a fiercely independen ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Pen is the Wing of a Bird: New Fiction by Afghan Women by Various authors
    My Pen is the Wing of a Bird: New Fiction by Afghan Women - by Various authors

    £12.00   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529422214 | ISBN 10: 1529422213

    “My pen is the wing of a bird; it will tell you those thoughts we are not allowed to think, those dreams we are not allowed to dream”   A woman’s fortitude saves her village from disaster. A teenager explores their identity in a moment of qu ... more

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  • Cover image of book We are Made of Diamond Stuff by Isabel Waidner
    We are Made of Diamond Stuff - by Isabel Waidner

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781913512088 | ISBN 10: 1913512088

    Shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize and the Republic of Consciousness Prize  Polar bears emerge from t-shirts. Reeboks come to life. Nothing is normal in the house of Mother Normal.  In Isabel Waidner’s second novel, we follow an unn ... more

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  • Cover image of book Drift by Caryl Lewis
    Drift - by Caryl Lewis

    £14.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780857527875 | ISBN 10: 0857527878

    THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEBUT FROM TWO-TIME WINNER OF WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR CARYL LEWIS: A STORY OF LOVE, MAGIC AND THE IRRESISTIBLE LURE OF THE SEA.  Nefyn has always been an enigma, even to her brother Joseph with whom she lives in a small co ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Want Everything by Nanni Balestrini
    We Want Everything - by Nanni Balestrini

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781784783693 | ISBN 10: 1784783692

    The explosive novel of Italy’s revolutionary 1969.  It was 1969, and temperatures were rising across the factories of the north as workers demanded better pay and conditions. Soon, discontent would erupt in what became known as Italy’s Ho ... more

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  • Cover image of book With Teeth by Kristen Arnett
    With Teeth - by Kristen Arnett

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781472156518 | ISBN 10: 147215651x

    LONGLISTED FOR THE JOYCE CAROL OATES PRIZE 2022  ‘With Teeth is a wonderfully sticky novel about motherhood, partnership, sex and love. Kristen Arnett lets her characters have the run of the place, and it’s delicious fun to watch them do, say ... more

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  • Cover image of book Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
    Transcendent Kingdom - by Yaa Gyasi

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780241988657 | ISBN 10: 0241988659

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021.   From the bestselling author of Homegoing.  As a child Gifty would ask her parents to tell the story of their journey from Ghana to Alabama, seeking escape in myths of heroism and romance. W ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers
    The Galaxy, and the Ground Within - by Becky Chambers

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781473647688 | ISBN 10: 1473647681

    *FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND HUGO AWARD WINNER FOR BEST SERIES*   The stunning finale to the award-winning Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers, author of the beloved The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet.   When a freak ... more

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  • Cover image of book Madam by Phoebe Wynne
    Madam - by Phoebe Wynne

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529408768 | ISBN 10: 1529408768

    A contemporary gothic debut with a feminist edge, for fans of Naomi Alderman and Madeline Miller.  For 150 years, Caldonbrae Hall has loomed high above the Scottish cliffs as a beacon of excellence in the ancestral castle of Lord William Hope ... more

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  • Cover image of book Glory by NoViolet Bulawayo
    Glory - by NoViolet Bulawayo

    £18.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781784744298 | ISBN 10: 1784744298

    "You thought you were getting a novel as good as We Need New Names, tholukuthi Bulawayo's second is even more dazzling"(Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Guardian) Glory is an energy burst, an exhilarating joyride. It is the story of an uprising, told by a bo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Test Signal: A Northern Anthology of New Writing by Nathan Connolly (Editor)
    Test Signal: A Northern Anthology of New Writing - by Nathan Connolly (Editor)

    £10.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781526630902 | ISBN 10: 1526630907

    A ground-breaking anthology of the best contemporary northern writing from Dead Ink and Bloomsbury, showcasing the wealth of literary talent in the North of England.  'Test Signal ... is testament to the fact that there is no singular prescri ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Men Who Swallowed the Sun by Hamdi Abu Golayyel
    The Men Who Swallowed the Sun - by Hamdi Abu Golayyel

    £11.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781649030948 | ISBN 10: 1649030940

    Translated by Humphrey Davies.  This gritty tale of two men’s ill-conceived quest for a better life via the deserts of the Middle East and the cities of Europe is pure storytelling.   Two Bedouin men from Egypt’s Western Desert see ... more

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  • Cover image of book Marriage Material by Sathnam Sanghera
    Marriage Material - by Sathnam Sanghera

    £8.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529156201 | ISBN 10: 1529156203

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD AND LONGLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE  FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BOY WITH THE TOPKNOT AND EMPIRELAND  When Arjan returns to the Black Country after his father's death, his family's corne ... more

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  • Cover image of book Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart
    Young Mungo - by Douglas Stuart

    £16.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529068764 | ISBN 10: 1529068762

    "Prepare your hearts, for Douglas Stuart is back. After the extraordinary success of Shuggie Bain, his second novel, Young Mungo, is another beautiful and moving book, a gay Romeo and Juliet set in the brutal world of Glasgow’s housing estates."(Ob ... more

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