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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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London Lies Beneath by Stella Duffy - £8.99
A compelling historical novel set in south London 1912 - based on a true story.  In August 1912, three friends set out on an adventure. Two of them come home.  Tom, Jimmy and Itzhak have grown up together in the crowded slums of Walwo ... 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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Akram's War: A Novel of One Young Muslim's Journey to Radicalization by Nadim Safdar - £8.99
One night, Akram Khan walks out of his house towards an appointed time and place where he is supposed to detonate a bomb that will end his life and that of many innocent bystanders. As he wanders through the town he encounters Grace, whose life has b ... more
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Fire. by Elizabeth Hand - £11.99
The title story, “Fire.” written especially for this volume, is a harrowing postapocalyptic adventure in a world threatened by global conflagration. Based on Hand’s real-life experience as a participant in a governmental climate change think ta ... more
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This Census-Taker by China Miéville - £7.99
In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a traumatic event. He tries - and fails - to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, he dreams of safety, of joining the other children in the town below, of escape.   When at ... more
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Someone Always Robs the Poor by Carl MacDougall - £9.99
A long-awaited new collection of stories from one of Scotland’s most acclaimed writers.   A young man returns from London, facing the prospect of reunion with a young daughter he’s never met. A woman recounts her family’s doomed attempt ... more
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What is Not Yours is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi - £7.99
The stories collected in What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours are linked by more than the exquisitely winding prose of their creator: Helen Oyeyemi's ensemble cast of characters slip from the pages of their own stories only to surface in another.   ... more
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The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne - £16.99
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 ... more
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Vinegar Girl: The Taming of the Shrew Retold by Anne Tyler - £8.99
*** As read on Radio 4 ***   ‘You can’t get around Kate Battista as easily as all that’   Kate Battista is feeling stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny ... more
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The Mother by Yvvette Edwards - £7.99
Yvvette Edwards' second novel, The Mother, tells Marcia's story.   Today, Marcia is heading to the Old Bailey. She's going there to do something no mother should ever have to do: to attend the trial of the boy accused of her son's murder. &nb ... more
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A Country Road, A Tree by Jo Baker - £8.99
Paris, 1939: The pavement rumbles with the footfall of Nazi soldiers marching along the Champs Elysees. A young writer, recently arrived from Ireland to make his mark, smokes one last cigarette with his lover before the city they know is torn apart. ... more
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Days Without End by Sebastian Barry - £8.99
'I am thinking of the days without end of my life...'   After signing up for the US army in the 1850s, aged barely seventeen, Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, go on to fight in the Indian wars and, ultimately, the Civil War.   ... more
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The Bones of Grace by Tahmima Anam - £8.99
Zubaida is on a journey to unearth the past. It will lead her from the corridors of Harvard to the scorching deserts of Pakistan, and the bones of an ancient whale. It will carry her back to Bangladesh, and the dark horrors of a ship-breaking yard. H ... more
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The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso - £8.99
Hortensia and Marion are next door neighbours in a charming, bougainvillea-laden Cape Town suburb.  One is black, one white. Both are successful women with impressive careers behind them. Both have recently been widowed. Both are in their eighti ... more
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Yuki Chan in Bronte Country by Mick Jackson - £7.99
Yuki is visiting her sister in the UK, but is also secretly retracing their mother’s footsteps from a holiday ten years before. Something terrible happened not long after her mother’s visit and Yuki wants to find out the cause.  With the hel ... more
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It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis - £8.99
It's 1935 and discontent is rife in America. From the political margins appears Buzz Windrip, charismatic presidential candidate and 'inspired guesser at what political doctrines the people would like'.  Sweeping to power amid mass elation, he p ... more
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Little Man, What Now? by Hans Fallada - £8.99
Written just before the Nazis came to power, this darkly enchanting novel tells the simple story of a young couple trying to eke out a devent life amidst an economic crisis that’s transforming their country into a place of anger and despair. It was ... more
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2084: The End of the World by Boualem Sansal - £11.99
WINNER OF THE FRENCH ACADEMY GRAND PRIX   A tribute to George Orwell's 1984 and a cry of protest against totalitarianism of all kinds, Sansal's 2084 tells the story of a near future in which religious extremists have established an oppressive cali ... more
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Out of Bounds by Val McDermid - £7.99
The latest spine-chilling thriller from the queen of crime, Val McDermid.  'There are lots of things that ran in families, but murder wasn't one of them ...'   When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car and ends up in a coma, a routine DNA ... more
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The Cauliflower by Nicola Barker - £8.99
FROM THE MAN BOOKER-SHORTLISTED AUTHOR NICOLA BARKER   To the world he is Sri Ramakrishna - godly avatar, esteemed spiritual master, beloved guru. To temple owner, Rani Rashmoni, he is the Brahmin fated to defy tradition. But to Hriday, his ne ... more
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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman - £20.00
The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling – from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, bestselling fiction. Now ... more
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The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain - £8.99
***Shortlisted for the Costa Book Award***   ** The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller **   What is the difference between friendship and love? Or between neutrality and commitment? Gustav Perle grows up in a small town in 'neutral' Switze ... more
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Spring Garden by Tomoka Shibasaki - £7.99
Winner of the Akutagawa Prize, a sharp, photo-realistic novella of memory and thwarted hope.   Divorced and cut off from his family, Taro lives alone in one of the few occupied apartments in his block, a block that is to be torn down as soon a ... more
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The Lovers by Rod Nordland - £8.99
A story of forbidden love.   Zakia and Mohammad Ali are a modern day Romeo and Juliet. Two young Afghan lovers - he a Shia, she a Sunni - who defied their families risking their lives in order to be together. "...a heartbreaking tale of ill ... more
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Nina is Not OK by Shappi Khorsandi - £7.99
Nina does not have a drinking problem. She likes a drink, sure. But what 17-year-old doesn’t?   Nina’s mum isn’t so sure. But she’s busy with her new husband and five year old Katie. And Nina’s almost an adult after all.   And if Nina ... more
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The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood - £8.99
Joint winner of the Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2016 - Fiction category Winner of the 2016 Stella Prize   She hears her own thick voice deep inside her ears when she says, 'I need to know where I am.' The man stands there, tall and narrow ... more
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The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes - £7.99
In May 1937 a man in his early thirties waits by the lift of a Leningrad apartment block. He waits all through the night, expecting to be taken away to the Big House. Any celebrity he has known in the previous decade is no use to him now. And few who ... more
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The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom - £7.99
From number one New York Times bestseller, Mitch Albom, author of The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays With Morrie, comes his latest inspirational, moving and heart-warming novel.   At nine years old, Frankie Presto is sent to Ameri ... more
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My Own Dear Brother by Holly Müller - £8.99
It is 1944, and war has taken the men in Nazi-controlled Austria to the front line. For thirteen-year-old Ursula Hildesheim life in the village of Felddorf remains almost as it was: bullied by her schoolmates, idly thieving from the village shop, enl ... more
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Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa - £8.99
A heart-stopping debut about protest and riot...   1999. Victor, homeless after a family tragedy, finds himself pounding the streets of Seattle with little meaning or purpose. He is the estranged son of the police chief of the city, and today ... more
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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi - £12.99
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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Don't Tell Me You're Afraid by Giuseppe Catozzella - £7.99
Based on a remarkable true story, Don’t Tell Me You’re Afraid is a moving, inspiring novel of a life lived in hope.   Samia Omar grows up in war-torn Somalia, dreaming of being a world-class sprinter. She sleeps with a photo of Mo Farah by her ... more
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The Automobile Club of Egypt by Alaa Al Aswany - £8.99
Inside the walls of the Automobile Club of Egypt two very different worlds collide - Cairo's European elite and the Egyptian staff who wait on them.   The servants, a squabbling, humorous and deeply human group, live in a perpetual state of fe ... more
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The Maker of Swans by Paraic O’Donnell - £8.99
The Night Circus meets The Tiger's Wife meets Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell in this magical and mysterious gothic debut.   'It is no small matter, after all, to create something - to make it so only by setting down the words. We forget the ma ... more
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Guapa by Saleem Haddad - £10.99
A Middle-Eastern capital caught in the revolutionary wave of the Arab Spring.  A day in the life of a young man disillusioned with both East and West and struggling to find a place for himself in a society ruled by hypocrisy and contradictions. ... more
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God in Pink by Hasan Namir - £13.99
A Globe 100 Best Book of the Year Lambda Literary Award winner  The debut book by Hasan Namir is a revelatory novel about being queer and Muslim, set in war-torn Iraq in 2003.  Ramy is a closeted university student whose parents have died ... more
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The Speech by Andrew Smith - £8.99
His words threatened rivers of blood... and they fought him with hope...   On April 20th, 1968 Enoch Powell, Member of Parliament in the English town of Wolverhampton, made a speech that shook Britain to its core. The ramifications of wha ... more
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Shine on, Marquee Moon by Zoë Howe - £8.99
“A new relationship; the prescient mingling of two record collections. A stark, sonic reflection of your partnership’s potential, or lack of. Never mind compatibility tests and first date small talk, whether or not someone is a suitable prospect ... more
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Wild by Joma West - £7.99
Everything good is wild. It’s the word we use when something’s worth something. Wild is what you want to be, wild is how you want to look, wild is what you want to have.   The world is a dangerous place. People live in domed cities, walls ... more
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Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney Norris - £8.99
'There exists in all of us a song waiting to be sung which is as heart-stopping and vertiginous as the peak of the cathedral. That is the meaning of this quiet city, where the spire soars into the blue, where rivers and stories weave into one another ... more
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Himself by Jess Kidd - £12.99
When Mahony returns to Mulderrig, a speck of a place on Ireland's west coast, he brings only a photograph of his long-lost mother and a determination to do battle with the lies of his past.   No one - living or dead - will tell Mahony what hap ... more
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Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine by Diane Williams - £8.99
Longlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize   Chosen as a Book of the Year in the New Statesman by Eimear McBride and John Mullan  Diane Williams has been publishing her wholly distinctive short fiction in the US for the past qu ... more
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The Killing Room by Peter May - £7.99
Li Yan and Margaret Campbell travel to Shanghai: where a new ally, and a new enemy, await.   THE THIRD CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CHINA THRILLER, FROM THE MILLION-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE RICHARD AND JUDY BESTSELLER THE BLACKHOUSE.   THE NEW CASE  Whe ... more
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The Spy by Paolo Coelho - £12.99
When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Soon she was feted as the most elegant woman in the city.   A dancer who shocked and delighted audiences, as a confidante and courtesan she bewitched the era’s richest and most powerful m ... more
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Little Aunt Crane by Geling Yan - £8.99
In the last days of World War II, the Japanese occupation of Manchuria has collapsed. As the Chinese move in, the elders of the Japanese settler village of Sakito decide to preserve their honour by killing all the villagers in an act of mass suicide. ... more
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Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta - £8.99
One day in 1968, at the height of the Biafran civil war, Ijeoma's father is killed and her world is transformed forever. Separated from her grief-stricken mother, she meets another young lost girl, Amina, and the two become inseparable. Theirs is a r ... more
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Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo - £12.99
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 ar ... more
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No Knives in the Kitchens of This City by Khaled Khalifa, translated by Leri Price - £9.99
Winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature: an eloquent portrayal of life under dictatorship by an acclaimed Syrian writer.  In the once beautiful city of Aleppo, one Syrian family descends into tragedy and ruin. Irrepressible Sawsan f ... more
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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead - £14.99
From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.   NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER 20 ... more
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The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir by Lesley Allen - £7.99
A charming and uplifting story, perfect for fans of A Man Called Ove or Jonas Jonasson. 'If you're a bit of a weirdo you will love Biddy Weir' - Ian Sansom, bestselling author of The Norfolk Mystery.  Biddy Weir is a quirky girl.  Abandoned b ... more
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