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Worlds from the Word's End by Joanna Walsh - £8.99
This collection cements Joanna Walsh’s reputation as one of the sharpest writers of this century. Wearing her learning lightly, Walsh’s stories make us see the world afresh while showing us she has read the world. In ‘Like a Fish Needs a...’ ... more
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Biketopia: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories In Extreme Futures by Elly Blue - £8.99
In a world with an uncertain future, do you imagine for the best or for the worst case scenario?   Twelve writers tackle extreme solarpunk utopias and apocalyptic or political dystopias — and the grey areas in between — in Biketopia, the ... more
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King Goshawk and the Birds by Eimar O'Duffy - £14.50
Originally published in 1926, King Goshawk and the Birds is the first installment of O’Duffy’s Cuanduine trilogy, which also included The Spacious Adventures of the Man in the Street (1928) and Asses in Clover (1933).  Set in a future wor ... more
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The Gurugu Pledge by Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel - £10.00
On Mount Gurugu, overlooking the Spanish enclave of Melilla on the North African coast, desperate migrants gather before attempting to scale the city’s walls and gain asylum on European soil.  Inspired by first-hand accounts, Juan Tomás Ávil ... more
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Trinidad Noir: The Classics by Earl Lovelace and Robert Antoni (Editors) - £12.99
Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the geographic area of the book. Now, ... more
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Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore - £8.99
It is 1792 and Europe is seized by political turmoil and violence.   Lizzie Fawkes has grown up in Radical circles where each step of the French Revolution is followed with eager idealism. But she has recently married John Diner Tredevant, a p ... more
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A Harvest of Thorns by Corban Addison - £7.99
A gripping new thriller that blends the nailbiting courtroom drama of John Grisham with the moral heart of Khaled Kosseini,   A beloved American corporation with an explosive secret. A disgraced former journalist looking for redemption. A corp ... more
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How Much the Heart Can Hold: Seven Stories on Love by Various authors - £8.99
Stories by Carys Bray, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Bernardine Evaristo, Grace McCleen, Donal Ryan, Nikesh Shukla, and D.W. Wilson.  A brilliant collection of seven original stories by award-winning authors, inspired by different concepts of love.  ... more
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Selection Day by Aravind Adiga - £8.99
Selection Day is a captivating, witty novel by the Man Booker Prize winning author of The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga.   'The most exciting novelist writing in English today' A. N. Wilson   Manjunath Kumar is fourteen. He knows he is goo ... more
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Bogmail by Patrick McGinley - £8.99
A truly funny and stunningly well-told tale of murder in a small Irish village in Donegal, Bogmail is a classic of modern Irish literature.   Set in a remote village, the action begins with a murder when Roarty, a publican and former priest, k ... more
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Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson - £7.99
For some boys fitting in means standing out.   Meet Frank – he isn’t like other kids. Intrepid explorer, sartorial connoisseur; he’s as strange as he is brilliant. But Frank discovers the hard way that people don’t like brilliant and t ... more
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Ernesto by Umberto Saba - £10.00
Ernesto is sixteen years old and ready for life to begin. His curiosity leads him into an affair with an older man – the first step on his journey to adulthood.  Full of tenderness, humour and warmth, Ernesto is a beautifully rendered comin ... more
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Taduno's Song by Odafe Atogun - £8.99
“When music is silent you hear the laughter of the tyrant”   A powerful debut from a new voice in contemporary African writing.   The day a stained brown envelope arrives from Taduno’s homeland, he knows that the time has come ... more
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Sex & Death: Stories by Sarah Hall and Peter Hobbs (Editor) - £8.99
How we come in, and how we go out, sex and death: these are the governing drives, our two greatest themes.   In this provocative and haunting collection of short stories, acclaimed writers probe the nature of, and connection between two of ... more
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The Low Voices by Manuel Rivas - £9.99
Manuel is growing up in Franco's Spain. He adores his elder sister, María, and they are watched over by their mother, who enjoys reciting poetry, and their father, a construction worker with vertigo. Beyond the walls of the house, he encounters chat ... more
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How I Became a North Korean by Krys Lee - £8.99
At the lawless border between North Korea and China, three young lives converge in the hope of a better future.   Yongju is an accomplished student from a prominent but recently disgraced family; Jangmi has had to fend for herself since childh ... more
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Dirt Road by James Kelman - £8.99
Shortlisted for Saltire Fiction Book of the Year 2016 "A celebration of what it is to be human"(Spectator) Murdo, a teenager obsessed with music, dreams of a life beyond home. His recently widowed dad, Tom, stumbles towards the future, terri ... more
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Known and Strange Things by Teju Cole - £8.99
A blazingly intelligent first collection of essays from the award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief.  With these pieces on politics, photography, travel, history and literature – many of which have become viral sensatio ... more
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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee - £8.99
Yeongdo, Korea 1911.   In a small fishing village on the banks of the East Sea, a club-footed, cleft-lipped man marries a fifteen-year-old girl. The couple have one child, their beloved daughter Sunja. When Sunja falls pregnant by a married ya ... more
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2023: A Trilogy by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu - £17.99
Well we're back again, They never kicked us out, twenty thousand years of SHOUT SHOUT SHOUT.  Down through the epochs and out across the continents, generation upon generation of the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu have told variants of the same sto ... more
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Protest! Stories of Resistance by Ra Page (Editor) - £14.99
Whatever happened to British protest?  For a nation that brought the world Chartism, the Suffragettes, the Tolpuddle Martyrs, and so many other grassroots social movements, Britain rarely celebrates its long, great tradition of people power. ... more
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Jews Queers Germans by Martin Duberman - £12.99
A historical novel about Kaiser Wilhelm’s closest circle of friends — all of them gay — at the dawn of the 20th century by the author of Stonewall.   A breathtaking historical novel by Martin Duberman that recreates the intimate milieu arou ... more
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The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2017  A group of children inherit an elemental paradise on earth in Roy Jacobsen's phenomenally bestselling new novel about love, poverty and tragedy in early twentieth century Norway.  ... more
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Autumn by Ali Smith - £8.99
A breathtakingly inventive new novel from the Man Booker-shortlisted and Baileys Prize-winning author of How to be both.  Autumn. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. That's what it felt like for Keats in 1819.  How about Autumn 2016?  ... more
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In the Month of the Midnight Sun by Cecilia Ekbäck - £7.99
From the acclaimed author of Wolf Winter comes a second brilliantly written and gripping historical Nordic Noir thriller with all the intrigue and atmosphere of Burial Rites, the pent-up passion of The Piano and the suspense of The Tenderness of Wolv ... more
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When We Speak of Nothing by Olumide Popoola - £9.99
Best mates Karl and Abu are both 17 and live near Kings Cross. It’s 2011 and racial tensions are set to explode across London. Abu is infatuated with gorgeous classmate Nalini but dares not speak to her. Meanwhile, Karl is the target of the local ... more
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Notes from a Coma by Mike McCormack - £9.99
The critically acclaimed novel from the author of Solar Bones, winner of the 2016 Goldsmiths Prize and BGE Irish Book of the Year.   After suffering a catastrophic breakdown, J.J. O’Malley volunteers for a government project exploring the po ... more
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Langrishe, Go Down by Aidan Higgins - £10.00
The lights in the bus burned dim, orange-hued behind opaque bevelled glass; ranged below the luggage racks they lit up the advertisement panels with repeated circles of bilious light. A white face that never seemed to turn away was watching her in th ... more
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Madame Zero by Sarah Hall - £12.99
She is running and becoming smaller, running and becoming smaller, running in the light of the reddening sun, the red of her hair and her coat falling, the red of her fur and her body loosening. Running. Holding behind her a sudden, brazen object, wh ... more
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Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile by Adelle Stripe - £12.00
“You write what’s said, you don’t lie. Or say it didn’t happen when it did all the time...”   Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile is a novel inspired by the life and work of the Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar.   Best know ... more
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Guest by SJ Bradley - £9.99
Samhain is a young, angry and bewildered squatter living in an abandoned hotel in the North of England. One day he receives a message: his father – a man he never knew – was an undercover policeman infiltrating the Green movement of the 80s. What ... more
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Time of Lies: A Political Satire by Douglas Board - £8.99
In 2020 the United Kingdom elects its own Donald Trump.   Bob Grant, former football hooligan, now the charismatic leader of the Britain’s Great party, has swept to power on a populist tide. With his itchy finger hovering over the nuclear tr ... more
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Best British Short Stories 2017 by Nicholas Royle (Editor) - £9.99
The nation’s favourite annual guide to the short story, now in its seventh year.  Best British Short Stories invites you to judge a book by its cover – or more accurately, by its title. This critically acclaimed series aims to reprint the ... more
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The Bickford Fuse by Andrey Kurkov - £8.99
A satirical epic of the Soviet soul by the bestselling author of Death and the Penguin.  Catch-22 meets The Brothers Karamazov in the last great satire of the Soviet Era.  The Great Patriotic War is stumbling to a close, but a new darkness ha ... more
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Pages for Her by Sylvia Brownrigg - £14.99
Flannery, a writer with one well-known rather racy book to her name, is, by her own admission, in a situation she never thought she'd be: married to a man who overshadows her and defined by her primary relationships as wife and mother. When Flannery ... more
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Another Justified Sinner by Sophie Hopesmith - £29.99
It’s the eve of the recession, but who cares? For commodity trader Marcus, life is good. So what if he’s a fantasist? So what if he wills his college sweetheart to death? So what if it’s all falling apart? This isn’t a crisis. Until it is. & ... more
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Me, Myself and Them by Dan Mooney - £9.99
Winner of the 2016 Luke Bitmead Bursary   Struggling to cope with a tragic loss, Denis Murphy has learned to live a bit differently. Both his friends are used to it - the only problem is his monstrous housemates.  When his enigmatic ex ... more
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Dark Chapter by Winnie M Li - £14.99
Highly Commended for the CWA Debut Dagger 2015 Shortlisted for the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize 2015 Shortlisted for the Pat Kavanagh Prize 2015 Runner-up in the SI Leeds Literary Prize   Vivian is a cosmopolitan Taiwanese-American ... more
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Cinico: Travels with a Good Professor at the Time of the Scottish Referendum by Allan Cameron - £10.95
With a Scottish professor of politics as his guide, a London-based Italian journalist traverses Scotland seeking a “big story” on the independence referendum. What he gets instead are small stories from myriad points of view: a Ukrainian national ... more
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Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo - £8.99
When army officer Chike Ameobi is ordered to kill innocent civilians, he knows that it is time to leave. As he travels towards Lagos, he becomes the leader of a new platoon, a band of runaways who share his desire for a better life.   Their arriva ... more
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Charcoal Joe by Walter Mosley - £8.99
Walter Mosley - 'simply the best crime writer around today' Guardian - brings back his iconic hero, Easy Rawlins, in a frenetic adventure through the shady streets of LA.   IS EASY RAWLINS A MATCH FOR CHARCOAL JOE?   Life for Easy Rawlins ... more
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The Dark Circle by Linda Grant - £8.99
The Second World War is over, a new decade is beginning but for an East End teenage brother and sister living on the edge of the law, life has been suspended.  Sent away to a tuberculosis sanatorium in Kent to learn the way of the patient, they find ... more
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The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead - £8.99
The marvellously inventive, genre-bending, noir-inflected debut novel from the author of The Underground Railroad.   Verticality, architectural and social, is at the heart of Colson Whitehead's first novel that takes place in an unnamed high-rise ... more
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The Many Selves of Katherine North by Emma Green - £8.99
"In this exhilarating metaphysical white-knuckle ride Geen takes us into the other worlds that crouch, slink and bark around us ... It will leave you reeling"(Charles Foster, author of Being a Beast) Kit has been projecting into other species for ... more
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Wolf Moon by Julio Llamazares - £9.99
Defeated by the Nationalists, four Republican fugitives flee into the Cantabrian mountains at the end of the Spanish Civil War. They are on the run, skirmishing with the Guardia Civil, knowing that surrender means death. Wounded and hungry they are f ... more
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The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies - £8.99
By the author of the Booker longlisted The Welsh Girl, a vibrant, powerful and iconoclastic novel telling the little-known story of the Chinese in America, and of America through its Chinese.   Ah Ling: son of a prostitute and a white 'ghost', ... more
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Lament for the Fallen by Gavin Chait - £8.99
A strange craft falls from the stars and crashes into the jungle near an isolated West African community. Inside, the locals discover the broken body of a man unlike any they have seen before – a man who is perhaps something more than human.   ... more
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Orsinia by Ursula Le Guin - £10.99
All of the stories set in award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin's fictional European nation of Orsinia, gathered together for the first time.   Among the less-traveled mountains and plains of Central Europe, a little east of Austria perhaps a ... more
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The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O'Neill - £16.99
A novel about childhood damage and the redemptive power of art from an author twice listed for the Women's Prize and the Giller Prize.   The Lonely Hearts Hotel is a love story with a difference. Set throughout the roaring twenties, it is a ... more
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Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult - £7.99
A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB 2017 PICK A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   The best books make you see differently. This is one of them. The eye-opening new novel from Jodi Picoult, with the biggest of themes: birth, deat ... more
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The Long Cosmos by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter - £7.99
2070-71. Nearly six decades after Step Day and in the Long Earth, the new Next post-human society continues to evolve.  For Joshua Valienté, now in his late sixties, it is time to take one last solo journey into the High Meggers: an adventur ... more
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