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The Golden House by Salman Rushdie - £8.99
**New York Times bestseller**   When powerful real-estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, taking 'Roman' names, and move into a grand mansion in dow ... more
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24 Stories of Hope for Survivors of the Grenfell Tower Fire by Kathy Burke (Editor) - £9.99
On the night of 14 June 2017, a fire engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London, killing at least 72 people and injuring many more. An entire community was destroyed. For many people affected by this tragedy, the psychological scars may nev ... more
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The Tyranny of Lost Things by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett - £8.99
A tale which will resonate with the millennial generation.   Having dropped out of university, Harmony returns to the site of the urban commune where she lived as a child, now divided into flats. She rents a room in the hope of uncovering the ... more
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The Book of Havana: A City in Short Fiction by Orsola Casagrande (Editor) - £9.99
Featuring Daniel Chavarria, Irina J. Davidenko, Eduardo del Llano, Ahmel Echevarría Peré, Jorge Enrique Lage, Laidi Fernández de Juan, Eduardo Heras León, Cinthia R. Paredes, Francisco López Sacha & Eduardo Angel Santiesteban   When a his ... more
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New Boy: Othello Retold by Tracy Chevalier - £8.99
From the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Last Runaway.   Arriving at his fourth school in six years, diplomat’s son Osei knows he needs an ally if he is to survive his first day – so he’s lucky to hit it off with Dee, ... more
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Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017   Isma is free. After years spent raising her twin siblings in the wake of their mother's death, she is finally studying in America, resuming a dream long deferred. But she can't stop worrying about Aneek ... more
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The Night Brother by Rosie Garland - £8.99
Late nineteenth-century Manchester is a city of charms and dangers the perfect playground for young siblings, Edie and Gnome. But as they grow up, they grow apart, and while Gnome revels in the night-time, Edie wakes each morning, exhausted and uneas ... more
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Salt Houses by Hala Alyan - £9.99
Where do you go when you can’t go home?   On the eve of her daughter Alia’s wedding, Salma reads the girl’s future in a cup of coffee dregs.  Although she keeps her predictions to herself that day, they soon come to pass in the w ... more
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Strange Heart Beating by Eli Goldstone - £8.99
Seb's beautiful, beloved wife Leda has been killed by a swan. Sorting through her belongings after her death, he comes across a packet of unopened letters from Olaf, a man whom Leda had never mentioned. Floundering professionally and sunk by grief, h ... more
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Evening Primrose by Kopano Matlwa - £8.99
Compelling and heart-wrenching, Evening Primrose explores issues of race, poverty and gender in post-apartheid South Africa through the eyes of a junior doctor.   When Masechaba finally achieves her childhood dream of becoming a doctor, he ... more
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A Sunday At The Pool In Kigali by Gil Courtemanche - £9.99
A modern classic of immense power and and poignancy set amidst the horror of war.   In the middle of Kigali is a swimming pool at the Hôtel des Mille-Collines. It is a magnet for a privileged group of residents, a place where middle-class Rwa ... more
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The Years She Stole by Jonathan Harvey - £7.99
2017   Pregnant Rachel Taylor is enjoying a holiday in Morocco when she gets the phone call to say her mother hasn’t got much time left to live. With a head of mixed emotions she returns to the village where she grew up to say her last goodb ... more
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Wizard of the Crow by Ngugi wa Thiong - £10.99
Set in the fictional Free Republic of Aburiria, Wizard of the Crow dramatises with searing humour and piercing observation a battle for control of the sould of the Aburirian people.  Fashioning the stories of the powerful and the ordinary into a daz ... more
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The Forty Days of Musa Dagh by Franz Werfel - £10.99
'Musa Dagh stood beyond the world. No storm would reach it, even if one should break'   It is 1915 and Gabriel has returned to his childhood home, an Armenian village on the slopes of Musa Dagh. But things are becoming increasingly dangerous f ... more
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Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan - £8.99
Overwhelmed by the huge success of her latest novel, exhausted and suffering from a crippling inability to write, Delphine meets L.   L. embodies everything Delphine admires; sophisticated and unusually intuitive, she slowly but deliberately c ... more
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What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah - £8.99
A stunning collection of short stories from Caine-Prize shortlisted and Commonwealth Writer's Prize winner Lesley Nneka Arimah, What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky has been described as 'luminous' (Roxane Gay) 'mesmerising' (Ayobami Adebayo) ... more
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The Erstwhile: Book Two in the Vorrh Trilogy by Brian Catling - £9.99
Lose yourself again in the heady, mythical expanse of the Vorrh.   The Vorrh is a vast unmapped and very mysterious jungle in Africa. No-one comes out of it in one piece.   Survivors report strange, mind-bending phenomena and horrific m ... more
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Larchfield by Polly Clark - £8.99
Winner of the MsLexia Prize, a beautiful novel about a woman's struggle with isolation and sanity woven with the story of the poet W. H. Auden.   It's early summer when a young poet, Dora Fielding, moves to Helensburgh on the west coast of Sco ... more
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The Blot by Jonathan Lethem - £8.99
**A New York Times top 100 Notable Book of the Year**   Alexander Bruno is a man with expensive problems. Sporting a tuxedo and trotting the globe, he has spent his adult life as a professional gambler. His particular line of work: backgammon, ... more
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Phone by Will Self - £8.99
'WHATEVER YOU DO hang on to the phone. . . . . . . . ! . . . . . . . . ! Feel the smoothness of its bevelled screen . . . . . . . . ! . . . . . . . . ! Place your thumb in the soft depression of its belly-button - turn it over and over. . . . . . . . ... more
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Bogota 39: New Voices from Latin America by Various authors - £12.99
An anthology of short stories by thirty-nine of the best Latin American writers under forty, from fifteen countries. The featured authors are: Carlos Manuel Álvarez, Frank Báez, Natalia Borges Polesso, Giuseppe Caputo, Juan Cárdenas, Mauro Javier ... more
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A Natural by Ross Raisin - £8.99
Tom has always known exactly the person he is going to be. A successful footballer. A man others look up to. Now, though, the bright future he imagined for himself is threatened.   The Premier League academy of his boyhood has let him go. At n ... more
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Jagua Nana by Cyprian Ekwensi - £8.99
Bold, moving, entertaining and controversial, this is the great novel of 1960s Lagos life - with one of the most unforgettable heroines in literature.   Jagua Nana, no longer young but still irresistible, lives a life of hedonism in Lagos: men, pa ... more
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To Die in Spring by Ralf Rothmann - £8.99
"[To Die in Spring] holds its own against [Günter] Grass and [Erich Maria] Remarque; it is an excellent work, and one deserving of its wide readership."(Guardian) Walter Urban and Friedrich ‘Fiete’ Caroli work side by side as hands on a dairy ... more
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Black No More by George S. Schuyler - £12.99
The landmark comic satire that asks, “What would happen if all black people in America turned white?”  It’s New Year’s Day 1933 in New York City, and Max Disher, a young black man, has just found out that a certain Dr. Junius Crookman ... more
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Miss Laila, Armed and Dangerous by Manu Joseph - £8.99
Bold, stylish and deceptively witty, Manu Joseph’s gripping new novel poses searching questions about political forces and religious division—with an ingenious twist.   On the day that Hindu nationalists and their controversial leader hav ... more
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New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson - £8.99
A new vision of the future from Kim Stanley Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of science fiction masterworks such as the Mars trilogy, 2312 and Aurora.   The waters rose, submerging New York City.   But the residents adapt ... more
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The End We Start From by Megan Hunter - £8.99
A startlingly beautiful story of a family’s survival, The End We Start From is a haunting but hopeful dystopian vision of a familiar world made dangerous and unstable.   Megan Hunter’s honed and spare prose paints an imagined future as realist ... more
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The Greek Wall by Nicolas Verdan - £8.99
A severed head is found on the Greek border near a wall planned to stop Middle Eastern immigrants crossing from Turkey.  The novel is based on the true story of a ten mile wall built in 2012 to put an end to illegal immigration flooding int ... more
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Apex Hides the Hurt by Colson Whitehead - £8.99
This New York Times Notable Book from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad is a brisk, comic tour de force about identity, history, and the adhesive bandage industry.   The town of Winthrop has decided it needs ... more
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Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout - £8.99
ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2017  Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2018    An unforgettable cast of small-town characters copes with love and loss from the No. 1 New York Times bestselling and Man Booker long-listed author of M ... more
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Petals of Blood by Ngugi wa Thiong'o - £10.99
After decades of British rule Kenya has declared its independence, but drought and poor harvests still govern the village of Ilmorog. Undeterred, Munira, Karega, Wanja and Abdulla each move to Ilmorog in search of a more provincial life, only to find ... more
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The Boy Who Belonged to the Sea by Denis Thériault - £8.99
A moving story of friendship and the power of imagination, from the award-winning author of The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman.   The loss of a parent brought them together. Two boys united by grief.   Set on the rugged north shore o ... more
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The Man on the Middle Floor by Elizabeth Moore - £8.99
Mark Haddon meets Elizabeth Haynes in this unforgettable debut novel.   Despite living in the same three-flat house in the suburbs of London, the residents are strangers to one another. The bottom floor is home to Tam, a recent ex-cop who spen ... more
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The Evening Road by Laird Hunt - £8.99
Meet Ottie Lee Henshaw. Quick of mind and pleasing to the eye, she navigates a stifling marriage, a lecherous boss, and on one day in the summer of 1920, an odyssey across the countryside to witness a dark and fearful celebration.  Meet Calla ... more
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Sight by Jessie Greengrass - £14.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018   The extraordinary first novel from the author of the prize-winning An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw It.   It seemed, at times, an act of profound ... more
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So Many Islands: Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific Oceans by Nicholas Laughlin (Editor) - £8.99
So Many Islands breaks out bold new writing from the distant shores of countries in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific oceans. Here you will find poems about revolution and protest. You will be transported to Marakei, ‘the women’s i ... more
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The Idiot by Elif Batuman - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018   Selin, a tall, highly strung Turkish-American from New Jersey turns up at Harvard and finds herself dangerously overwhelmed by the challenges and possibilities of adulthood. She studies ling ... more
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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar - £12.99
A Sunday Times bestseller. SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S FICTION PRIZE. Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2018.   THIS VOYAGE IS SPECIAL. IT WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING.   One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hear ... more
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The Maid's Room by Fiona Mitchell - £8.99
For readers of The Help and The Invention of Wings, a searing and sweeping debut novel that gives a new and unforgettable perspective on modern day domestic workers.   Set in the blistering heat of Singapore, The Maid's Room follows the live ... more
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Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward - £8.99
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2017 A TIME MAGAZINE BEST NOVEL OF THE YEAR and A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 OF 2017 Finalist for the Kirkus Prize Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal  An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope a ... more
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Carnivalesque by Neil Jordan - £8.99
It looked like any other carnival, but of course it wasn't... It had its own little backstreets, its alleyways of hanging bulbs and ghost trains and Punch and Judy stands... And at the end of one he saw the Hall of Mirrors. There were looping str ... more
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Flesh and Bone and Water by Luiza Sauma - £8.99
Brazilian-born doctor André Cabral is living in London when one day he receives a letter from his home country, which he left nearly thirty years ago. A letter he keeps in his pocket for weeks, but tells no one about.   The letter prompts And ... more
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When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE JHALAK PRIZE 2018  Guardian’s Best Books of 2017 Daily Telegraph’s Best Books of 2017 Observer Best Books of 2017 Fina ... more
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The Devils' Dance by Hamid Ismailov - £8.99
On New Year’s Eve 1938, the writer Abdulla Qodiriy is taken from his home by the Soviet secret police and thrown into a Tashkent prison. There, to distract himself from the physical and psychological torment of beatings and mindless interrogations, ... more
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The Boat People by Sharon Bala - £12.99
Globe and Mail bestseller, The Boat People is an extraordinary novel about a group of refugees who survive a perilous ocean voyage only to face the threat of deportation amid accusations of terrorism.   When a rusty cargo ship carrying Mahindan an ... more
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White Tears by Hari Kunzru - £8.99
A feverish new tale from the bestselling author of The Impressionist: two ambitious young musicians are drawn into a dark underworld, haunted by the ghosts of a repressive past.  Two twenty-something New Yorkers: Seth, awkward and shy, and Carter ... more
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The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan - £12.99
'The best lives leave a mark.'   A bewitching tale of first love, shattering grief, and the dangerous magic that draws us home.  Mara’s island is one of stories and magic, but every story ends in the same way. She will finish her da ... more
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Ashland & Vine by John Burnside - £8.99
Kate, a grieving, semi-alcoholic film student, invites an elderly woman to take part in an oral-history documentary. Jean declines, but makes her a bizarre counter-offer: if Kate can stay sober for four days, she will tell her a story. If she can sta ... more
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My Cat Yugoslavia by Pajtim Statovci - £8.99
Yugoslavia, 1980s: a 16-year-old Muslim girl named Emine is married off to a man she hardly knows. But what was meant to be a happy match soon goes terribly wrong. Her country is torn apart by war and she flees with her family.   Decades later Emi ... more
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Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi - £14.99
An award-winning debut that vividly reimagines Uganda's troubled history through the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan.   The breathtaking debut from the winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction ... more
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