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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 21 books in this booklist

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

  • Cover image of book Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman
    Call Me By Your Name - by Andre Aciman

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786495259 | ISBN 10: 1786495252

    Now a Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, and Written by Three-Time Oscar Nominee James Ivory.  Nominated for Four Oscars  A New York Times Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller A Lo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Life of Elves by Muriel Barbery
    The Life of Elves - by Muriel Barbery

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781910477335 | ISBN 10: 1910477338

    The highly anticipated new novel from the acclaimed author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog.  The villagers had never seen anything like it: dense white curtains of snow that instantly transformed the landscape. Not in autumn, not here in Burg ... more

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  • Cover image of book Numero Zero by Umberto Eco, translated by Richard Dixon
    Numero Zero - by Umberto Eco, translated by Richard Dixon

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784701826 | ISBN 10: 1784701823

    The gripping new conspiracy thriller by the bestselling author of The Name of the Rose. 1945, Lake Como. Mussolini and his mistress are captured and shot by local partisans. The precise circumstances of Il Duces death remain shrouded in confusio ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Little Lumpen Novelita by Roberto Bolao
    A Little Lumpen Novelita - by Roberto Bolao

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781447292913 | ISBN 10: 144729291x

    'Now I am a mother and a married woman, but not long ago I led a life of crime': so Bianca begins her tale of growing up the hard way in Rome in A Little Lumpen Novelita.   Orphaned overnight as a teenager - 'our parents died in a car crash on ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein
    The Story of the Lost Child - by Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein

    £11.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781609452865 | ISBN 10: 1609452860

    Nothing quite like this has ever been published before, proclaimed The Guardian newspaper about the Neapolitan Novels in 2014. The first book in the series, My Brilliant Friend, was a New York Times bestseller. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay wa ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Emperor Waltz by Philip Hensher
    The Emperor Waltz - by Philip Hensher

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780007459599 | ISBN 10: 0007459599

    The Emperor Waltz is a single novel with three narrative strands: fourth-century Rome, 1920s Germany, and 1980s London. In each place, a small coterie is closely connected and separated from the larger world. In each story, the larger world regards t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Blood & Beauty by Sarah Dunant
    Blood & Beauty - by Sarah Dunant

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781844087457 | ISBN 10: 184408745x

    Acclaimed novelist of the Italian Renaissance Sarah Dunant now takes on the era's most infamous family: the Borgias.  By the end of the fifteenth century, the beauty and creativity of Italy is matched only by its brutality and corruption. When ... more

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  • Cover image of book Me and You by Niccolo Ammaniti
    Me and You - by Niccolo Ammaniti

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780857861986 | ISBN 10: 0857861980

    Everybody needs somebody, sometimes...   Lorenzo Cuni is a fourteen-year-old loner. His wealthy parents think he is away on a school skiing trip, but, in fact, he has stowed away in a forgotten cellar. He plans to live in perfect isolation for ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles by Giorgio Bassani
    The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles - by Giorgio Bassani

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780141192154 | ISBN 10: 0141192151

    Into the insular town of 1930s Ferrara, a new doctor arrives. Fadigati is hopeful and modern, and more than anything wants to fit into his new home. But his fresh, appealing appearance soon crumbles when the townsfolk discover his homosexuality, and ... more

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  • Cover image of book In the Sea There are Crocodiles by Fabio Geda
    In the Sea There are Crocodiles - by Fabio Geda

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780099555452 | ISBN 10: 009955545x

    A bestseller in Italy, a beautiful, heartbreaking novel based on the true story of an Afghan boys journey in search of safety. Recommended by PEN One night before putting him to bed, Enaiatollahs mother tells him three things: do ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Unseen by Nanni Balestrini, Preface by Antonio Negri, Translated by Liz Heron
    The Unseen - by Nanni Balestrini, Preface by Antonio Negri, Translated by Liz Heron

    £16.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781844677672 | ISBN 10: 1844677672

    An epic joyful and explosive insurrection from the poet of youth rebellion. For a brief explosive period in the mid-1970s, the young and the unemployed of Italys cities joined the workers in an unexpectedly militant movement known simply as Au ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rome Tales by Helen Constantine and Hugh Shankland (Editors)
    Rome Tales - by Helen Constantine and Hugh Shankland (Editors)

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780199572465 | ISBN 10: 0199572461

    In ways no guide book can achieve, these twenty absorbing tales by Italian authors ranging from Boccaccio in the Middle Ages to Giacomo Casanova in the eighteenth century, to Pier-Paolo Pasolini in the twentieth and contemporary new writers such as M ... more

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  • Cover image of book Peace by Richard Bausch
    Peace - by Richard Bausch

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781848870857 | ISBN 10: 184887085x

    Italy, near Cassino. The terrible winter of 1944. Dismal icy rain falls, unabated, for days. Three American soldiers set out on the gruelling ascent of a perilous Italian mountainside in the murky closing days of World War II. Haunted by the col ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie
    The Enchantress of Florence - by Salman Rushdie

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780099421924 | ISBN 10: 0099421925

    A tall, yellow-haired young European traveller calling himself 'Mogor dell'Amore', the Mughal of Love, arrives at the court of the real Grand Mughal, the Emperor Akbar, with a tale to tell that begins to obsess the whole imperial capital.   T ... more

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  • Cover image of book Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman
    Call Me By Your Name - by Andre Aciman

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781843546535 | ISBN 10: 1843546531

    Set during a restless summer on the Italian Riviera, Call Me By Your Name tells the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blooms between seventeen-year-old Elio and his father's house guest Oliver. Currents of obsession and fear, fascinati ... more

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  • Cover image of book The TV President by Elise Valmorbida
    The TV President - by Elise Valmorbida

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780955728570 | ISBN 10: 0955728576

    In a re-enactment of the 1963 Dallas motorcade for a reality TV show, one JFK lookalike is killed and another injured. The unhinged widow and the wounded survivor, both disguised in black burqahs, drive from Dallas to Detroit in a gold SUV to hear a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante
    The Lost Daughter - by Elena Ferrante

    £10.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781933372426 | ISBN 10: 1933372427

    Leda is a middle-aged divorce devoted to her work as an English teacher and to her two children. When her daughters leave home to be with their father in Canada, Leda anticipates a period of loneliness and longing. Instead, slightly embarrassed by t ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Tranquil Star: Unpublished Stories of Primo Levi by Primo Levi
    A Tranquil Star: Unpublished Stories of Primo Levi - by Primo Levi

    £10.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780141188911 | ISBN 10: 014118891x

    Profound, moving and compassionate, Primo Levi was one of the most astonishing voices to emerge from the twentieth century. Here, for the first time in English, on the twentieth anniversary of his death, is a landmark selection of his fiction - all i ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein
    The Days of Abandonment - by Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781933372006 | ISBN 10: 1933372001

    Rarely have the foundations upon which our ideas of motherhood and womanhood rest been so candidly questioned.  This compelling novel tells the story of one womans headlong descent into what she calls an absence of sense after being abandoned ... more

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    '54 - by Wu Ming

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780099472339 | ISBN 10: 0099472333

    The year: 1954, the height of the Cold War. The world is divided into East and West. In Naples, Lucky Luciano and his minions are busy fixing horse races, and overseeing the creation of the global heroin trade.  In Hollywood, members o ... more

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  • Cover image of book If On a Winter
    If On a Winter's Night a Traveller - by Italo Calvino

    £8.99   paperback   (1992) - ISBN 13: 9780099430896 | ISBN 10: 0099430894

    Calvino's masterpiece opens with a scene that's reassuringly commonplace: apparently. Indeed, it's taking place now. A reader goes into a bookshop to buy a book: not any book, but the latest Calvino, the book you are holding in your hands. Or is i ... more

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