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XX by Angela Chadwick - £14.99
A stunning debut novel imagining a world where women can have children without men.  How far would you go for a child of your own?  When Rosie and Jules discover a ground-breaking clinical trial that enables two women to have a female baby, t ... more
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Workers' Tales: Socialist Fairy Tales, Fables, and Allegories from Great Britain by Michael Rosen (Editor) - £14.99
A collection of political tales — first published in British workers’ magazines — selected and introduced by acclaimed critic and author Michael Rosen.  In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, unique tales inspired by traditio ... more
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The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh - £12.99
Discover the breakout literary debut of 2018 - the essential read for fans of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, Deborah Levy's Hot Milk and Emma Cline's The Girls.  Imagine a world very close to our own: where women are not safe in their ... more
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Cassandra Darke by Posy Simmonds - £16.99
Cassandra Darke is an art dealer, mean, selfish, solitary by nature, living in Chelsea in a house worth £7 million.  She has become a social pariah, but doesn’t much care. Between one Christmas and the next, she has sullied the reputation ... more
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Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi - £10.00
The debut novel from one of the National Book Foundation's 2018 5 Under 35.   Ada was born with one foot on the other side. Having prayed her into existence, her parents Saul and Saachi struggle to deal with the volatile and contradictory spirits ... more
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The Woman at 1,000 Degrees by Hallgrímur Helgason - £9.99
'I live here alone in a garage, together with a laptop and an old hand grenade. It's pretty cosy.'   And...she's off. Eighty-year-old Herra Björnsson lies alone in her garage waiting to die. One of the most original narrators in literary ... more
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Vintage Minis: Freedom by Margaret Atwood - £3.50
Can we ever be wholly free?  In this book of breathtaking imaginary leaps that conjure dystopias and magical islands, Margaret Atwood holds a mirror up to our own world. The reflection we are faced with, of men and women in prisons literal and m ... more
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Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami - £20.00
The epic new novel from the internationally acclaimed and best-selling author of 1Q84.   In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous ... more
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Middle England by Jonathan Coe - £16.99
Set in the Midlands and London over the last eight years, Jonathan Coe follows a brilliantly vivid cast of characters through a time of immense change and disruption in Britain. There are the early married years of Sophie and Ian who disagree about t ... more
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Fox 8 by George Saunders, illustrated by Chelsea Cardinal - £9.99
An enchanting and darkly comic fable of human greed and nature, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo, exquisitely illustrated by Chelsea Cardinal.  Fox 8 has always been curious, and a bit of a daydreamer. And, by ... more
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German Calendar No December by Sylvia Ofili and Birgit Weyhe - £15.99
Olivia Evezi’s childhood is a happy one; her days are spent listening to highlife records and poring over colourful postcards from Germany. When she leaves her hometown of Warri behind to live out her Enid Blyton fantasies in a boarding school in L ... more
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The Little Snake by A.L. Kennedy - £9.99
“Mary was a little bit taller than the other girls her age and had brownish crinkly hair. She was quite thin, because she didn't always have exactly enough to eat. She liked honey and whistling and the colour blue and finding out.”   ... more
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Transcription by Kate Atkinson - £20.00
The magnificent new novel by award-winner Kate Atkinson   In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of B ... more
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Resistance by Julián Fuks - £12.99
Translated by Daniel Hahn   ‘My brother is adopted, but I can’t say and don’t want to say that my brother is adopted. If I say this, if I speak these words that I have long taken care to silence, I reduce my brother to a single categoric ... more
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Silence is My Mother Tongue by Sulaiman Addonia - £12.99
A searing novel of love, judgement and sacrifice and the powerful bonds forged in the crucible of refugee camp life from an internationally-acclaimed writer.   Saba, the novel’s heroine, arrives in an East African refugee camp as a young gi ... more
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Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss - £12.99
Teenage Silvie and her parents are living in a hut in Northumberland as an exercise in experimental archaeology. Her father is a difficult man, obsessed with imagining and enacting the harshness of Iron Age life. Haunting Silvie's narrative is the st ... more
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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris - £8.99
Heart-breaking – a tale of love and survival amidst the horrors of Auschwitz Human – the real story behind one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust – the blue numbers tattooed on prisoners' arms Inspirational – the very best of human ... more
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A Vintage Christmas by Various authors - £9.99
The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner. Immerse yourself in a literary wonderland with this collection of timeless Christmas tales - the perfect festive gift for any reader.   'There seems a magic in the very name of Christm ... more
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Women Talking by Miriam Toews - £12.99
Between 2005 and 2009, in a remote religious Mennonite colony, over a hundred girls and women were knocked unconscious and raped, often repeatedly, by what many thought were ghosts or demons, as a punishment for their sins. As the women tentatively b ... more
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Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed - £8.99
For fans of Emma Cline’s The Girls and Emily St John Mandel’s Station 11, this dark, unsettling and hugely compelling story of an isolated island cult will get under your skin.  Gather the Daughters tells the story of an end-of-the-world cult ... more
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Severance by Ling Ma - £10.99
Winner, Kirkus Prize for Fiction, 2018   Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine: her work, watching movies with her boyfriend, avoiding thoughts of her recently deceased Chinese imm ... more
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Winter by Ali Smith - £8.99
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 goes. T ... more
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Ironopolis by Glen James Brown - £9.99
Stranded on the outskirts of Ironopolis — nickname to a lost industrial Middlesbrough — the Burn Council Estate is about to be torn down to make way for regeneration. For the future ... But these streets know many stories, some hide secrets... ... more
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Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories by Various authors - £8.99
A rich collection of unnerving ghosts and sinister histories by Mark Haddon, Jeanette Winterson, Andrew Michael Hurley, Sarah Perry, Stuart Evers, Kate Clanchy, Kamila Shamsie and Max Porter.  Rooted in place, slipping between worlds – a ri ... more
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In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende - £8.99
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 blossoms ... more
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The Litten Path by James Clarke - £9.99
March, 1984. Britain’s miners face political opposition. Soon, the State will confront them, violent forces will be unleashed and the country will change forever.  The Newmans have enough on their plate without a strike to contend with. Art ... more
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Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami - £8.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious ... more
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Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days by Jeanette Winterson - £10.99
Everybody loves a Christmas story. The tradition of the Twelve Days of Christmas is a tradition of celebration, sharing and giving. And what better way to do that than with a story?   For years Jeanette Winterson has written a new story at Chris ... more
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This Is How It Ends by Eva Dolan - £7.99
Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month The Times Crime Book of the Month Mail on Sunday Thriller of the Week  'Elegantly crafted, humane and thought-provoking. She's top drawer' Ian Rankin  This is how it begins.  With a near-empty buildi ... more
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Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah - £12.99
Friday Black heralds the arrival of a thrilling new American literary star.   A Publisher's Weekly Most Anticipated Book for Fall 2018   Friday Black tackles urgent instances of racism and cultural unrest, and explores the many ways we fight fo ... more
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The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara - £8.99
The stunning debut novel, from the author of A Little Life.  It is 1950 when Norton Perina, a young doctor, embarks on an expedition to a remote Micronesian island in search of a rumoured lost tribe. There he encounters a strange group of forest ... more
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Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi - £8.99
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 2018 ... more
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Milkman by Anna Burns - £8.99
WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018. "Milkman is extraordinary. I've been reading passages aloud for the pleasure of hearing it. It's frightening, hilarious, wily and joyous all at the same time."(Lisa McInerney, author of The Glorious Heresies) ... more
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The History of Bees by Maja Lunde - £8.99
***THE NUMBER ONE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER***   In the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this dazzling and ambitious literary debut follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbindin ... more
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The All Night Bookshop by David Belbin - £4.95
An elusive owner who lives on the top floor but is never seen… customers who turn up after midnight in slippers and dressing gown, driven by an urgent desire for a book about Icelandic myths or pottery… a beautiful and insomniac shop manager who ... more
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Dalila by Jason Donald - £8.99
Irene Dalila Mwathi comes from Kenya with a brutally violent personal history. Once she wanted to be a journalist, now all she wants is to be safe. When she finally arrives, bewildered, in London, she is attacked by the very people paid to protect he ... more
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The Devil's Highway by Gregory Norminton - £8.99
Three journeys. Three thousand years. One destination. The Devil’s Highway is a thrilling, epic and timely tale of love, loss, fanaticism, heroism and sacrifice.  His fingers fastened about Her stone. He brought it to the light and held i ... more
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Everything Under by Daisy Johnson - £14.99
**SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018**  'Daisy Johnson is a new goddamn swaggering monster of fiction.' Lauren Groff  Words are important to Gretel, always have been. As a child, she lived on a canal boat with her mother, and t ... more
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Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone by James Baldwin - £9.99
In this tender, impassioned fourth novel, James Baldwin created one of his most striking characters: a man struggling to become himself.   'Everyone wishes to be loved, but in the event, nearly no one can bear it'   At the height of his ... more
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The Talented Ribkins by Ladee Hubbard - £12.99
"For sheer reading pleasure Ladee Hubbard’s original and wildly inventive novel is in a class by itself."(Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize-winning author of The Bluest Eye, Beloved, and Song of Solomon) At seventy-two, Johnny Ribkins shouldn’t have ... more
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Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver - £20.00
THE NEW NOVEL FROM ORANGE PRIZE WINNER AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER BARBARA KINGSOLVER  2016 Vineland Meet Willa Knox, a woman who stands braced against an upended world that seems to hold no mercy for her shattered life and family – or th ... more
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Bess by Rose Thomas - £7.99
Bess, young, black and part of a new generation growing up in post-war Liverpool, faces age-old racism amidst new opportunities for work, and personal, social and sexual exploration.   Returning to Liverpool from her home in London, Bess ponde ... more
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Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak - £18.99
THE EPIC NEW NOVEL FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE BOOK THIEF "If The Book Thief was a novel that allowed Death to steal the show... [its] brilliantly illuminated follow-up is affirmatively full of life."(Guardian) "This is a tale of love, a ... more
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Jerusalem by Alan Moore - £16.99
In the half a square mile of decay and demolition that was England’s Saxon capital, eternity is loitering between the firetrap tower blocks. Embedded in the grubby amber of the district’s narrative among its saints, kings, prostitutes and derelic ... more
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The Impostor by Javier Cercas - £9.99
Translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne.   But who is Enric Marco? A veteran of the Spanish Civil War, a fighter against fascism, an impassioned campaigner for justice, and a survivor of the Nazi death camps? Or, is he simply an old man wit ... more
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Lullaby by Leïla Slimani - £8.99
The baby is dead. It took only a few seconds.   When Myriam, a brilliant lawyer, decides to return to work, she and her husband look for a nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite and devot ... more
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The Overstory by Richard Powers - £18.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018   A monumental novel about trees and people by one of our most 'prodigiously talented' (The New York Times Book Review) novelists.   The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fab ... more
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House of Stone by Novuyo Rosa Tshuma - £14.99
Bukhosi has gone missing. His father, Abed, and his mother, Agnes, cling to the hope that he has run away, rather than been murdered by government thugs. Only the lodger seems to have any idea. Zamani has lived in the spare room for years now. Quiet, ... more
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Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang - £8.99
Winner of the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction A Guardian, Nylon, Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan, Vulture and Shelf Awareness Book of the Year 2017  Centred on a community of immigrants precariously balanced on the edge of poverty in 19 ... more
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Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan - £19.99
A stunningly presented collection of twenty-five illustrated short stories exploring the relationship between humans and animals, from award-winning visual storyteller Shaun Tan.   Where can we live if not in each other's shadow? World-renowne ... more
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A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney - £8.99
The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she’s trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.   ... more
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