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All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan - £7.99
‘Martin Toppy is the son of a famous Traveller and the father of my unborn child. He’s seventeen, I'm thirty-three. I was his teacher. I’d have killed myself by now if I was brave enough. I don’t think it would hurt the baby. His little heart ... more
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Walkaway by Cory Doctorow - £18.99
In a world wrecked by climate change, in a society owned by the ultra-rich, in a city hollowed out by industrial flight, Hubert, Etc, Seth and Natalie have nowhere else to be and nothing better to do.   But there is another way. After all, now ... more
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To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey - £8.99
From the internationally bestselling author of The Snow Child comes an extraordinary story of discovery, adventure, and a husband and wife tested by the different paths their society expects them to tread.  SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDWARD STANFORD ... more
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I Hate the Internet by Jarett Kobek - £8.99
In New York in the middle of the twentieth century, comic book companies figured out how to make millions from comics without paying their creators anything. In San Francisco at the start of the twenty-first century, tech companies figured out how to ... more
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Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer - £8.99
Jacob and Julia Bloch are about to be tested...   By Jacob's grandfather, who won't go quietly into a retirement home. By the family reunion, that everyone is dreading. By their son's heroic attempts to get expelled. And by the sexting affair ... more
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Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami - £16.99
'I find writing novels a challenge, writing stories a joy. If writing novels is like planting a forest, then writing short stories is more like planting a garden.'   Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear ... more
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Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou - £12.99
Longlisted for the International Man Booker Prize 2017.  The new novel from the outstanding figure of French and African literature, Man Booker International shortlisted novelist Alain Mabanckou.  It's 1970, and in the People's Republ ... more
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The Mare by Mary Gaitskill - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION   Ginger is in her forties and a recovering alcoholic when she meets and marries Paul. When it becomes clear it's too late for her to have a baby of her own, she tries to persuade him t ... more
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Dancing with Trees: Eco-Tales from the British Isles by Allison Galbraith and Alette J. Willis - £9.99
The oral storytelling traditions of the British Isles have connected people to the land and to their plant and animal neighbours for centuries. This collection brings together story wisdom from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland that speaks to the ... more
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They are Trying to Break Your Heart by David Savill - £8.99
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2017 "Moving, tender, thrilling, important. It will stay with me for a very long time"(Megan Bradbury, author of Everyone is Watching) DISASTER WILL BRING THEIR LIVES TOGETHER   In 1994, Marko Nova ... more
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All That Man Is by David Szalay - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 MAN BOOKER PRIZE Winner of the 2016 Gordon Burn Prize   Nine men. Each of them at a different stage of life, each of them away from home, and each of them striving – in the suburbs of Prague, beside a Belgian motorway, ... more
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Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan by Ruth Gilligan - £8.99
1901. Cork can sound very similar to New York to foreign ears and tired brains, so it’s no surprise that Ruth’s family – Jewish refugees fleeing the European pogroms – mistakenly disembark from their boat to America a few stops and a few coun ... more
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There Are Little Kingdoms by Kevin Barry - £8.99
This award-winning story collection summons all the laughter, darkness and intensity of contemporary Irish life. A pair of fast girls court trouble as they cool their heels on a slow night in a small town. Lonesome hillwalkers take to the high reache ... more
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The Sport of Kings by C. E. Morgan - £8.99
Shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Fiction Prize Winner of the Kirkus fiction prize  'You and I ... more
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Devotion by Louisa Young - £7.99
From the bestselling author of My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You and The Heroes’ Welcome, Louisa Young's Devotion is a novel of family, love, race and politics set during the electric change of the 1930s. Tom loves Nenna. Nenna loves her father. Her f ... more
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The Ultimate Tragedy by Abdulai Sila - £9.99
The first novel to be translated into English from Guinea Bissau, The Ultimate Tragedy is a tale of love and emerging political awareness in an Africa beginning to challenge Portuguese colonial rule.  Ndani leaves her village to seek a better ... more
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Work Like Any Other by Virginia Reeves - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016  Placing itself perfectly alongside acclaimed work by Philipp Meyer, Jane Smiley and JM Coetzee, this debut novel charts the story of Roscoe T Martin in rural Alabama in the 1920s.  ... more
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Orphans of the Carnival by Carol Birch - £8.99
A life in the spotlight will keep anyone hidden.   Julia Pastrana is the singing and dancing marvel from Mexico. She is heralded across nineteenth-century Europe as much for her talent as for her unusual looks. Yet few can see past her freakis ... more
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The Day Ends Like Any Day by Timothy Ogene - £9.99
Sam, a young Nigerian whose father only speaks to the children once he has taken on enough alcohol, and whose mother won’t accept that Sam is different from his siblings, is formed by the people he meets, the gay young man he cannot rescue from his ... more
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The Wonder by Emma Donoghue - £7.99
An eleven-year-old girl stops eating, but remains miraculously alive and well. A nurse, sent to investigate whether she is a fraud, meets a journalist hungry for a story.   Set in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, Emma Donoghue's The Wonder - inspi ... more
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The Nothing by Hanif Kureishi - £14.99
One night, when I am old, sick, right out of semen, and don't need things to get any worse, I hear the noises growing louder. I am sure they are making love in Zenab's bedroom which is next to mine.   Waldo, a fêted filmmaker, is confined ... more
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Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers - £8.99
From the bestselling author of The Circle, a hilarious and heart-warming misadventure through modern America: it's time for the family vacation...   Josie's life is falling apart - lawsuits raining down, her business down the drain and a feckl ... more
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Barkskins by Annie Proulx - £9.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017 A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR   From Annie Proulx, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain, comes her masterwork: an epic, dazzling, viole ... more
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The Girls by Emma Cline - £7.99
** The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller ** ** The New York Times Top Ten Bestseller **  California. The summer of 1969. In the dying days of a floundering counter-culture a young girl is unwittingly caught up in unthinkable violence, and a decisi ... more
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Segu by Maryse Condé, translated by Barbara Bray - £9.99
The bestselling epic novel of family, treachery, rivalry, religious fervour and the turbulent fate of a royal African dynasty.  It is 1797 and the African kingdom of Segu, born of blood and violence, is at the height of its power. Yet Dousika ... more
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My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal - £8.99
A brother chosen. A brother left behind. And a family where you'd least expect to find one.  Leon is nine, and has a perfect baby brother called Jake. They have gone to live with Maureen, who has fuzzy red hair like a halo, and a belly like F ... more
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White Tears by Hari Kunzru - £14.99
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 Ca ... more
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The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis - £7.99
A debut literary thriller from an incredible new voice. What do you do when the man who gave you everything turns out to be a killer? Perfect for fans of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.  Trapper was my family even though I didn’t k ... more
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Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo - £14.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION  'There are things even love can't do... If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking and sometimes does break. But even when it's in ... more
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The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2016   From the writer of one of the most memorable debuts of recent years.   An eighteen-year-old Irish girl arrives in London to study drama and falls violently in love with an older actor. This older man ... more
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The Countenance Divine by Michael Hughes - £8.99
In 1999 a programmer is trying to fix the millennium bug, but can't shake the sense he's been chosen for something.   In 1888 five women are brutally murdered in the East End by a troubled young man in thrall to a mysterious master.   I ... more
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Solar Bones by Mike McCormack - £8.99
Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize 2016 and BGE Irish Book of the Year 2016.  Marcus Conway has come a long way to stand in the kitchen of his home and remember the rhythms and routines of his life.  Considering with his engineer's mind how thi ... more
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The Abode of Fancy by Sam Coll - £16.95
'We Irish are a shallow people, albeit perversely fair perhaps, as cruel to others as to ourselves, treasuring the unconsummated and the failed, making shallow friendships founded on fatuous fun that runs so cold in the bitter end, backbiting and bit ... more
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I Hid My Voice by Parinoush Saniee - £8.99
A sweet and touching novel which can be read both as a coming of age story, set against a fascinating backdrop, and at a deeper level as a commentary on life in country where there is very little freedom of expression. This is the story, based on ... more
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Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia E. Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy and John Jennings - £15.99
Octavia E. Butler’s bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, now in graphic novel format.  More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss o ... more
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Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon - £8.99
Through the near trees she could see the far ones in the orchard down below. Slowly, her eyes adjusted, and she saw the pears themselves, their waxy orbs glowing greenly in the three-quarter dark. Her mouth watered and Bea, embarrassed by this bodily ... more
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When I Was Invisible by Dorothy Koomson - £7.99
‘Do you ever wonder if you’ve lived the life you were meant to?’ I ask her. She sighs, and dips her head. ‘Even if I do, what difference will it make?’  In 1988, two eight-year-old girls with almost identical names and the same love ... more
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The Sellout by Paul Beatty - £8.99
**WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016**   ‘Outrageous, hilarious and profound.' Simon Schama, Financial Times ‘The longer you stare at Beatty's pages, the smarter you'll get.' Guardian ‘The most badass first 100 pages of an American ... more
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Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016   In Canada in 1991, ten-year-old Marie and her mother invite a guest into their home: a young woman who has fled China in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square protests. Her name is Ai-Ming.   As her re ... more
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My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 AND THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016. A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.  An exquisite story of mothers and daughters from the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge.  Lucy ... more
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The Senility of Vladimir P by Michael Honig - £8.99
As a former president of Russia loses his marbles, those around him get down to losing their morals.   Former Russian president, Vladimir P, is going senile, marooned in a world of memories from his years in power. To get him out of the way, h ... more
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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders - £18.99
A NO. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  'It would be an understatement to call this novel an extraordinary tour de force' Sunday Times  The extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, Folio Prize-winning, National Book Award-shortlisted George S ... more
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Iron Towns by Anthony Cartwright - £8.99
Twenty years ago, Liam Corwen and Dee Dee Ahmed were on the cusp of a better future, Liam as a promising footballer and Dee Dee as a singer in a girl band. Now they're both eking out an existence back in their home town. As the old steelworks rust an ... more
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The Lost Time Accidents by John Wray - £8.99
The Lost Time Accidents is a bold and epic saga set against the greatest upheavals of the twentieth century.   Haunted by a failed love affair and the darkest of family secrets, Waldemar 'Waldy' Tolliver wakes one morning to discover that he h ... more
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The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea by Bandi - £12.99
In 1989, a North Korean dissident writer, known to us only by the pseudonym Bandi, began to write a series of stories about life under Kim Il-sung's totalitarian regime.  Smuggled out of North Korea and set for publication around the world in 20 ... more
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The Fox Was Ever the Hunter by Herta Müller - £8.99
Romania, the last months of the dictator's regime. Adina is a young schoolteacher. Paul is a musician. Clara, Adina's friend, works in a wire factory. Pavel is Clara's lover. But one of them works for the secret police and is reporting on the group. ... more
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All the Rivers by Dorit Rabinyan - £8.99
A chance encounter in New York brings two strangers together: Liat is an idealistic translation student, Hilmi a talented young painter. Together they explore the city, share fantasies, jokes and homemade meals, and fall in love. There is only one pr ... more
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The Vanishing Futurist by Charlotte Hobson - £8.99
When twenty-two-year-old Gerty Freely travels to Russia to work as a governess in early 1914, she has no idea of the vast political upheavals ahead, nor how completely her fate will be shaped by them. Yet as her intimacy with the charismatic inventor ... more
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Inch Levels by Neil Hegarty - £7.99
A haunting debut set in the harsh, beautiful landscape of Ireland's north coast.  Patrick Jackson lies on his deathbed in Derry and recalls a family history marked by secrecy and silence, and a striking absence of conventional pieties. He rem ... more
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Octavio's Journey by Miguel Bonnefoy - £7.99
A compact but kaleidoscopic fable of Venezuela from a stunning new voice in the magical realism tradition.   “His body might have been hewn from a tree trunk; his heart would last for a hundred years. And, like a tree, he was one of those me ... more
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News from Nowhere by Jane Austin - £9.99
Inspired by letters from family members who served on the Western Front and written home to Bangor, News From Nowhere describes the impact of war on a family, including Bronwyn, the sister coming of age as her brothers and father endure the torments ... more
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