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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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The End of Eddy by Edouard Louis - £12.99
‘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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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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How to be a Kosovan Bride by Naomi Hamill - £8.99
How to be a Kosovan Bride opens up something entirely new to the reader: the history, culture and stories of one of the newest countries in the world. It weaves together Albanian folktale, stories of Kosovan experience of the war in 1999 and a look i ... more
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Elmet by Fiona Mozley - £10.99
An atmospheric and thrilling debut set in Yorkshire - perfect for fans of The Loney and The Essex Serpent.  SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017   Daniel is heading north. He is looking for someone. The simplicity of his early lif ... more
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What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah - £14.99
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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Rotten Row by Petina Gappah - £8.99
It is just after nine o’clock in the morning. Gidza will die in exactly forty-three minutes and thirteen seconds.  ‘Rotten Row’ is the Criminal Division of Harare, and the courts and the unfortunates who pass through them are the subjects ... more
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First Love by Gwendoline Riley - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017   Neve is a writer in her mid-30s married to an older man, Edwyn. For now they are in a place of relative peace, but their past battles have left scars. As Neve recalls the decisions t ... more
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The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk - £16.99
From the Nobel Prize winner and best-selling author of Snow and My Name Is Red, a fable of fathers and sons and the desires that come between them.   On the outskirts of a town thirty miles from Istanbul, a master well digger and his young app ... more
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Nightmare in Berlin by Hans Fallada, translated by Allan Blunden - £8.99
Available for the first time in English, here is an unforgettable portrayal by a master novelist of the physical and psychological devastation wrought in the homeland by Hitler’s war.   Late April, 1945. The war is over yet Dr Doll, a loner and ... more
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The Country Girls Trilogy by Edna O'Brien - £9.99
The Country Girls and its sequels, The Lonely Girl and Girls in their Married Bliss, changed the temperature of Irish literature in the 1960s and inspired generation after generation of readers and writers.  The passion, artistry and courage of ... more
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The Spy by Paolo Coelho - £7.99
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 men. ... more
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The Good People by Hannah Kent - £8.99
Shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize 2017   County Kerry, Ireland, 1825.   Nóra, bereft after the sudden death of her beloved husband, finds herself alone and caring for her young grandson Micheál. Micheál cannot speak and cannot w ... more
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Such Fine Boys by Patrick Modiano - £12.99
Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano’s spellbinding tale of adolescent schoolmates and the vicissitudes of fate.  As a boarding school student in the early 1960s, Patrick Modiano lived among the troubled teenage sons of wealthy but self-involved ... more
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The Golden House by Salman Rushdie - £18.99
**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 ... more
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Worlds from the Word's End by Joanna Walsh - £8.99
This collection cements Joanna Walsh’s reputation as one of the sharpest writers of this century. Wearing her learning lightly, Walsh’s stories make us see the world afresh while showing us she has read the world. In ‘Like a Fish Needs a...’ ... more
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Biketopia: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories In Extreme Futures by Elly Blue - £8.99
In a world with an uncertain future, do you imagine for the best or for the worst case scenario?   Twelve writers tackle extreme solarpunk utopias and apocalyptic or political dystopias — and the grey areas in between — in Biketopia, the ... more
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King Goshawk and the Birds by Eimar O'Duffy - £14.50
Originally published in 1926, King Goshawk and the Birds is the first installment of O’Duffy’s Cuanduine trilogy, which also included The Spacious Adventures of the Man in the Street (1928) and Asses in Clover (1933).  Set in a future wor ... more
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The Gurugu Pledge by Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel - £10.00
On Mount Gurugu, overlooking the Spanish enclave of Melilla on the North African coast, desperate migrants gather before attempting to scale the city’s walls and gain asylum on European soil.  Inspired by first-hand accounts, Juan Tomás Ávil ... more
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Trinidad Noir: The Classics by Earl Lovelace and Robert Antoni (Editors) - £12.99
Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the geographic area of the book. Now, ... more
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Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore - £8.99
It is 1792 and Europe is seized by political turmoil and violence.   Lizzie Fawkes has grown up in Radical circles where each step of the French Revolution is followed with eager idealism. But she has recently married John Diner Tredevant, a p ... more
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A Harvest of Thorns by Corban Addison - £7.99
A gripping new thriller that blends the nailbiting courtroom drama of John Grisham with the moral heart of Khaled Kosseini,   A beloved American corporation with an explosive secret. A disgraced former journalist looking for redemption. A corp ... more
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How Much the Heart Can Hold: Seven Stories on Love by Various authors - £8.99
Stories by Carys Bray, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Bernardine Evaristo, Grace McCleen, Donal Ryan, Nikesh Shukla, and D.W. Wilson.  A brilliant collection of seven original stories by award-winning authors, inspired by different concepts of love.  ... more
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Selection Day by Aravind Adiga - £8.99
Selection Day is a captivating, witty novel by the Man Booker Prize winning author of The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga.   'The most exciting novelist writing in English today' A. N. Wilson   Manjunath Kumar is fourteen. He knows he is goo ... more
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Bogmail by Patrick McGinley - £8.99
A truly funny and stunningly well-told tale of murder in a small Irish village in Donegal, Bogmail is a classic of modern Irish literature.   Set in a remote village, the action begins with a murder when Roarty, a publican and former priest, k ... more
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Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson - £7.99
For some boys fitting in means standing out.   Meet Frank – he isn’t like other kids. Intrepid explorer, sartorial connoisseur; he’s as strange as he is brilliant. But Frank discovers the hard way that people don’t like brilliant and t ... more
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Ernesto by Umberto Saba - £10.00
Ernesto is sixteen years old and ready for life to begin. His curiosity leads him into an affair with an older man – the first step on his journey to adulthood.  Full of tenderness, humour and warmth, Ernesto is a beautifully rendered comin ... more
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Taduno's Song by Odafe Atogun - £8.99
“When music is silent you hear the laughter of the tyrant”   A powerful debut from a new voice in contemporary African writing.   The day a stained brown envelope arrives from Taduno’s homeland, he knows that the time has come ... more
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Sex & Death: Stories by Sarah Hall and Peter Hobbs (Editor) - £8.99
How we come in, and how we go out, sex and death: these are the governing drives, our two greatest themes.   In this provocative and haunting collection of short stories, acclaimed writers probe the nature of, and connection between two of ... more
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The Low Voices by Manuel Rivas - £9.99
Manuel is growing up in Franco's Spain. He adores his elder sister, María, and they are watched over by their mother, who enjoys reciting poetry, and their father, a construction worker with vertigo. Beyond the walls of the house, he encounters chat ... more
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How I Became a North Korean by Krys Lee - £8.99
At the lawless border between North Korea and China, three young lives converge in the hope of a better future.   Yongju is an accomplished student from a prominent but recently disgraced family; Jangmi has had to fend for herself since childh ... more
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Dirt Road by James Kelman - £8.99
Shortlisted for Saltire Fiction Book of the Year 2016 "A celebration of what it is to be human"(Spectator) Murdo, a teenager obsessed with music, dreams of a life beyond home. His recently widowed dad, Tom, stumbles towards the future, terri ... more
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Known and Strange Things by Teju Cole - £8.99
A blazingly intelligent first collection of essays from the award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief.  With these pieces on politics, photography, travel, history and literature – many of which have become viral sensatio ... more
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