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This Is Memorial Device by David Keenan - £8.99
A TELEGRAPH AND ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE MONTH LRB BOOK OF THE WEEK CAUGHT BY THE RIVER BOOK OF THE MONTH   Ross Raymond and Johnny McLaughlin are two fanboys dedicated to t ... more
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Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell - £8.99
A special illustrated edition of the stunningly original and brilliant tale of London Below from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman and Children's Laureate Chris Riddell.  Discover Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman's extraordinary modern classic, illustrated ... more
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The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen - £8.99
The Refugees is a collection of perfectly formed stories written over a period of twenty years, exploring questions of immigration, identity, love, and family.  In The Refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen gives voice to lives led between two worlds, t ... more
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The Hidden Room by Stella Duffy - £8.99
A gripping psychological suspense novel from CWA Dagger award-winning Stella Duffy.   Life is good for Laurie and Martha. They have three great kids, a much-loved home in the countryside, and after years of struggle, Laurie's career as an architec ... more
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What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons - £8.99
A short, intense and profoundly moving debut novel about race, identity, sex and death – from one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35  Thandi is a black woman, but often mistaken for Hispanic or Asian.  She is American, but ... more
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The Lime Tree by César Aira - £8.99
Seeing double rows of elegant lime trees around the main square of his hometown of Colonel Pringles, our narrator – who could well be the author himself, although nothing is guaranteed in a book by César Aira – suddenly recalls the Sunday mornin ... more
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The Last Days of New Paris by China Miéville - £7.99
Weaving together the historical and the imagined, China Miéville's The Last Days of New Paris is a surreal and extraordinary work, from the author of The City & The City.   1941. In the chaos of wartime Marseille, American engineer and occult ... more
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Dark Chapter by Winnie M Li - £8.99
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 tou ... more
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Exit West by Mohsin Hamid - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017  *One of Barack Obama's top ten books of 2017*  The Times Top 10 Bestseller Guardian Top 10 Bestseller The New York Times Top 5 Bestseller   Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2018 and finalist for ... more
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Folk by Zoe Gilbert - £14.99
A captivating, magical and haunting debut novel of breathtaking imagination, from the winner of the 2014 Costa Short Story Award.  The remote island village of Neverness is a world far from our time and place.  The air hangs rich with ... more
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Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? by Kathleen Collins - £8.99
It is the long, hot summer of 1963 and New York is filled with lovers, dreamers and protestors. Young African-American women grow out their hair and discover the taste of new freedoms. Young men, white and black, travel south to fight against segrega ... more
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That Glimpse of Truth: The 100 Finest Short Stories Ever Written by David Miller (Editor) - £15.00
Profound, lyrical, shocking, wise: the short story is capable of almost anything. This collection of 100 of the finest stories ever written ranges from the essential to the unexpected, the traditional to the surreal. Wide in scope, both beautiful and ... more
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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders - £8.99
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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Moshi Moshi by Banana Yoshimoto - £14.99
In Moshi Moshi, Yoshie’s much-loved musician father has died in a suicide pact with an unknown woman. It is only when Yoshie and her mother move to Shimo-kitazawa, a traditional Tokyo neighborhood of narrow streets, quirky shops, and friendly resid ... more
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The End of Eddy by Edouard Louis - £8.99
‘Before I had a chance to rebel against the world of my childhood, that world rebelled against me. In truth, confronting my parents, my social class, its poverty, racism and brutality came second. From early on I provoked shame and even disgust fro ... more
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Out of Silence by Annie Try - £8.99
Jaded Clinical Psychologist Dr Mike Lewis is on the edge. Separated from his wife, Ella, and deeply wounded by the death of their child, the future is bleak. But when he is assigned the case of mute asylum seeker ‘Johnny Two’, things begin to cha ... more
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Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin - £7.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2017   A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She's not his mother. He's not her child.   The two seem anxious and, at Davi ... more
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Dunbar: King Lear Retold by Edward St Aubyn - £16.99
‘I really did have an empire, you know,’ said Dunbar. ‘Have I ever told you the story of how it was stolen from me?’   Henry Dunbar, the once all-powerful head of a global corporation, is not having a good day. In his dotage he handed over ... more
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Fireworks by Angela Carter - £8.99
`I started to write short pieces when I was living in a room too small to write a novel in.'   So says Angela Carter of this collection, written during a period living in Toyko. These exotic, sensuous stories represent Carter's first major achiev ... more
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The Red Dancer by Richard Skinner - £8.99
A new edition of Richard Skinner's classic novel about the life of Mati Hari, released to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of her death, October 2017.   When Margaretha Zelle, a young woman living in The Hague, answers a lonely hearts ad ... more
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Snare by Lilja Sigurdardottir - £8.99
After a messy divorce, attractive young mother Sonia is struggling to provide for herself and keep custody of her son. With her back to the wall, she resorts to smuggling cocaine into Iceland, and finds herself caught up in a ruthless criminal world. ... more
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The Schooldays of Jesus by J M Coetzee - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in the Observer and Daily Telegraph   When you travel across the ocean on a boat, all your memories are washed away and you start a completely new life. That is ho ... more
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Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories by Various authors - £12.99
A rich, unnerving collection of ghosts stories from Jeanette Winterson, Max Porter, Mark Haddon, Sarah Perry, Kate Clanchy, Andrew Michael Hurley, Kamila Shamsie and Stuart Evers. Each story was inspired by an English Heritage site.  Rooted i ... more
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The Eye of the Reindeer by Eva Weaver - £8.99
The Alchemist meets The Snow Child in this beautiful odyssey through the snowy landscapes of northern Finland.   Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, Ritva is sent away to Seili, an island to the south of Finland. A former leper colony, Seili ... more
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The Last Man in Europe: A Novel by Dennis Glover - £10.99
April, 1947. In a run-down farmhouse on a remote Scottish island, George Orwell begins his last and greatest work: Nineteen Eighty-Four.   Forty-four years old and suffering from the tuberculosis that within three winters will take his life, O ... more
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The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden - £7.99
** Voted Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Book of 2017 **   'Frost-demons have no interest in mortal girls wed to mortal men. In the stories, they only come for the wild maiden.'   In a village at the edge of the wilderness of northern ... more
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Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou - £8.99
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 Republic of Co ... more
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A Legacy of Spies by John le Carré - £20.00
Chosen as a Book of the Year in The Times Literary Supplement, the Evening Standard, the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, The Times.   Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known ... more
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The Blind Owl and Other Stories by Sadeq Hedayat - £9.99
Written in Persian, The Blind Owl is predominantly a love story – an unconventional love story that elicits visions and nightmare reveries from the depths of the reader’s subconscious. A young man, an old man and a beautiful young girl perform, a ... more
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Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward - £16.99
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 ho ... more
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Mischling by Affinity Konar - £8.99
Mischling by Affinity Konar is a special novel. Braiding the lyricism and historical sweep of All the Light We Cannot See with the psychological intensity of Room, it’s a spell-binding story of survival and resilience in Mengele’s zoo in Auschwit ... more
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The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa, translated by Philip Gabriel - £8.99
Recommended by thousands of international readers - the tender feelgood story of a man's journey around Japan with a streetcat. Translated by Philip Gabriel, a translator of Murakami.  Includes specially commissioned line-drawings  It's not t ... more
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The Stolen Child by Lisa Carey - £8.99
A gothic intrigue, for fans of The Snow Child, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Sarah Waters and M. R. Carey.   St Brigid's is a remote island off the west coast of Ireland. It is a barren place and its small community is dwindling. But accor ... more
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Phone by Will Self - £18.99
'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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H(A)PPY by Nicola Barker - £20.00
*WINNER OF THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2017* A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR A TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR   From the internationally acclaimed, Man Booker-shortlisted Nicola Barker comes a new novel, a post-post apocalyptic story that overflows with pu ... more
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The BBC National Short Story Award 2017 by Joanna Trollope (Editor) - £7.99
Featuring Will Eaves, Jenni Fagan, Cynan Jones, Benjamin Markovits & Helen Oyeyemi INCLUDING THE WINNING STORY, 'THE EDGE OF THE SHOAL', BY CYNAN JONES   There is in the short story, at its most characteristic, something we do not often fin ... more
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The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne - £8.99
Cyril Avery is not a real Avery or at least that’s what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn’t a real Avery, then who is he?  Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adop ... more
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A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates - £9.99
Two families.   Two faces of America.   One violent crime that will bitterly divide them and yet bind them together forever. "A magnificent story of two broken families"(Independent) "Page-turning, gripping, full of unexpected twi ... more
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Thin Air by Michelle Paver - £7.99
A terrifying tale of a dark and deadly secret, beautifully told by million-copy bestseller, Michelle Paver.   The Himalayas, 1935.   Kangchenjunga. The sacred mountain. Biggest killer of them all.   Five Englishmen set out to con ... more
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Mudbound by Hillary Jordan - £8.99
Now a Netflix original movie, starring Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell & Mary J. Blige.  When Henry McAllan moves his city-bred wife, Laura, to a cotton farm in the Mississippi Delta in 1946, she finds herself in a place both ... more
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In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende - £16.99
New York Times bestseller Isabel Allende returns with a beautifully crafted, multi-generational novel of struggle, endurance and friendship against the odds.   Amid the biggest Brooklyn snowstorm in living memory, an unexpected friendship blos ... more
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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi - £8.99
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best First Book   Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery; one a slave trader's wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generatio ... more
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The Evenings by Gerard Reve - £8.99
'I work in an office. I take cards out of a file. Once I have taken them out, I put them back in again. That is it.’   Twenty-three-year-old Frits – office worker, daydreamer, teller of inappropriate jokes – finds life absurd and inexpli ... more
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Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie - £16.99
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 A ... more
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4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster - £9.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017   On March 3rd, 1947, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson’s life will take four simultaneous paths. Four Fergusons will ... more
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Nutshell by Ian McEwan - £8.99
**The Number One Sunday Times bestseller**   A Daily Telegraph / Guardian / Irish Times / Spectator / Sunday Times / The Times Book of the Year   Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home – a dilapidated, priceless ... more
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Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada - £8.99
Three bears.  The first, a diligent memoirist whose unlikely success forces her to flee Soviet Russia.  The second, her daughter, a skilled dancer in an East Berlin circus.   The third, Knut, a baby bear born and raised in Berl ... more
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Migrations: New Short Fiction from Africa by Efemia Chela (Editor) - £8.99
Short Story Day Africa brings together writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, teachers and school children from all over the globe to write, submit, read, workshop and discuss stories. This is the fourth in the SSDA collection of anthologies whic ... more
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Winter by Ali Smith - £16.99
The dazzling second novel in Ali Smith's essential Seasonal Quartet -- from the Baileys Prize-winning, Man Booker-shortlisted author of Autumn and How to be both.   Winter? Bleak. Frosty wind, earth as iron, water as stone, so the old song goe ... more
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My Cat Yugoslavia by Pajtim Statovci - £14.99
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 ... more
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History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund - £12.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER PRIZE   How far would you go to belong? Fourteen-year-old Linda lives with her parents in an ex-commune beside a lake in the beautiful, austere backwoods of northern Minnesota. The other girls at school call ... more
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