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China Dream by Ma Jian - £8.99
Blending fact with fiction, China Dream is an unflinching satire of totalitarianism.  After decades of loyal service, Ma Daode, a corrupt and lecherous party official, has been appointed director of the China Dream Bureau, charged with promoting ... more
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Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires - £8.99
In this crackling debut collection Nafissa Thompson-Spires interrogates our supposedly post-racial era. To wicked and devastating effect she exposes the violence, both external and self-inflicted, that threatens black Americans, no matter their appar ... more
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The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal - £8.99
A heart-wrenching love story from the internationally bestselling author of My Name Is Leon  Mona is a young Irish girl in the big city, with the thrill of a new job and a room of her own in a busy boarding house. On her first night out in 1970s ... more
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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong - £12.99
**THE SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**  Brilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original – poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a sweeping and shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to the redemptive power of storyte ... more
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This Hostel Life by Melatu Uche Okorie - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS SUNDAY INDEPENDENT NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR  This Hostel Life tells the stories of migrant women in a hidden Ireland. From a day in the life of women queuing for basic supplies in an Irish direct prov ... more
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Travellers by Helon Habila - £12.99
"Once I started reading Travellers, I couldn't stop. With power and control, it plunges the reader into a maze of lives that crisscross between Africa and Europe. Refugees and not only refugees hungering for the north, pushing their way through the b ... more
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The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead - £16.99
Author of The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead, brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in 1960s Florida.  Elwood Curtis has taken the words of Dr Mart ... more
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Riverflow by Alison Layland - £8.99
Deep water. Dark secrets. Dangerous neighbours. No longer the benign friend of summer, the Severn was a restless dragon slithering its way past   After a beloved family member is drowned in a devastating flood, Bede and Elin Sherwell want noth ... more
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Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen by Alix Kates Shulman - £8.99
The cult classic that defined a generation - first UK publication in 47 years.  Sasha Davis has everything a girl in 1950s suburbia could want: beauty, intelligence and an all-star sports captain boyfriend. All she needs to succeed is to keep ... more
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Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss - £8.99
Jessie BurtonIt is high summer in rural Northumberland. Seventeen-year-old Silvie and her parents have joined an encampment run by an archaeology professor with an interest in the region's dark history of ritual sacrifice.  As Silvie finds a gli ... more
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The Red Word by Sarah Henstra - £12.99
The myths don’t have a clue what to do with women. They have nothing to say about us whatsoever. We need to build our own fucking mythology.   The battle of the sexes goes to college in this smart, thrilling debut by university English pro ... more
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Crudo by Olivia Laing - £8.99
Shortlisted for the Goldsmith's Prize, the Gordon Burn Prize and the James Tait Black Award.  Dive in to a tale of love and loathing with the beach read of the summer.   Kathy is a writer. Kathy is getting married. It’s the summer of ... more
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Miracle on Cherry Hill by Sun-mi Hwang - £8.99
Celebrated bestselling author Sun-mi Hwang is back with a heartwarming new novel about renewal and friendship.  This is the story of a man named Kang Dae-su. His whole life is a miracle, rising from poverty to running a successful construction co ... more
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The Overstory by Richard Powers - £8.99
Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.   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 fables ... more
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Plastic Emotions by Shiromi Pinto - £9.99
“We architects must be idealists. We construct not just individual buildings, but whole cities. We plan cities, and in doing so, change lives.”  Plastic Emotions is inspired by the life of Minnette de Silva – a forgotten feminist icon and ... more
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Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin - £7.99
A big-hearted, captivating, modern-day Muslim Pride and Prejudice, with hijabs instead of top hats and kurtas instead of corsets.  Ayesha Shamsi has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a poet have been overtaken by a demanding teaching job. H ... more
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It's Gone Dark Over Bill's Mother's by Lisa Blower - £8.99
With a sharp eye and tough warmth, Lisa Blower strikes a new chord in regional and working-class fiction.  This fabulous collection of her award-winning short stories is dominated by the working-class matriarch. From the wise, witty and outsp ... more
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Three Women by Lisa Taddeo - £16.99
All Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn't touch her?  All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a ha ... more
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A River in the Trees by Jacqueline O’Mahony - £8.99
Two women. Two stories. One hundred years of secrets.  A sweeping novel of love, loss, family and history for readers who love Maggie O’Farrell, John Boyne and Donal Ryan.   1919 Ireland is about to be torn apart by the War of ... more
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The Friendly Ones by Philip Hensher - £8.99
The things history will do at the bidding of love.  On a warm Sunday afternoon, Nazia and Sharif are preparing for a family barbecue. They are in the house in Sheffield that will do for the rest of their lives. In the garden next door is a re ... more
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How to be Famous by Caitlin Moran - £8.99
Life is always better backstage, isn't it?  A funny, riotous novel about a young women making it in a world where men hold all the power from the Sunday Times bestselling author of How to Build a Girl.  I’m Johanna Morrigan, and I live in L ... more
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All City by Alex DiFrancesco - £12.99
All City is more than a novel, it's a foreshadowing of a world to come.   In a near-future New York City ravaged by climate change and economic inequality, a superstorm hits, leaving behind only those who had nowhere else to go and no way to g ... more
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Clock Dance by Anne Tyler - £8.99
A bittersweet novel of family and self-discovery from the bestselling, award-winning author of A Spool of Blue Thread.  Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life: her mother’s disappearance when she was just a child, be ... more
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Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli - £16.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019  The moving, powerful and urgent English-language debut from one of the brightest young stars in world literature.  Suppose you and Pa were gone, and we were lost. What would happen ... more
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Girl, Balancing by Helen Dumore - £8.99
Haunting, uplifting, beautiful: the final work from Helen Dunmore.   Helen Dunmore passed away in June 2017, leaving behind this remarkable collection of short stories. With her trademark imagination and gift for making history human, she expl ... more
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Praise Song for the Butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden - £16.99
Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019   A powerful, well-researched, fictional account exploring the trokosi tradition for the curious and the open-minded.   Abeo Kata lives a comfortable, happy life in West Africa as the p ... more
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Jellyfish by Janice Galloway - £9.99
In this powerful collection, Janice Galloway takes on David Lodge's assertion that 'literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children; life's the other way round'. Her multi-layered stories not only explore sex and sexuality, b ... more
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The Anthology of English Folk Tales by Various authors - £12.00
This enchanting collection of stories gathers together folk tales from across England in one special volume.  Drawn from The History Press’ popular Folk Tales series, herein lies a treasure trove of tales from a wealth of talented storytellers per ... more
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Warlight by Michael Ondaatje - £8.99
**LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018** **FINALIST FOR THE 2018 LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE**  It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, are apparently abandoned by their parents, ... more
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The Book of Tehran: A City in Short Fiction by Fereshteh Ahmadi (Editor) - £9.99
Featuring Atoosa Afshin-Navid, Fereshteh Ahmadi, Kourosh Asadi, Azardokht Bahrami, Hamed Habibi, Mohammad Hosseini, Amir-Hossein Khorshidfar, Payam Nasser, Goli Taraghi & Mohammad Tolouei   Foreword by Orkideh Behrouzan.  A city of ... more
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How to Love a Jamaican by Alexia Arthurs - £8.99
"In this thrilling debut collection Alexia Arthurs is all too easy to love."(Zadie Smith) Tenderness and cruelty, loyalty and betrayal, ambition and regret – these are the tensions at the heart of Alexia Arthurs’ debut book about Jamaican im ... more
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The Penguin Book of the Contemporary British Short Story by Philip Hensher (Editor) - £9.99
A spectacular treasury of the best British short stories published in the last twenty years.  We are living in a particularly rich period for British short stories. Despite the relative lack of places in which they can be published, the chall ... more
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Big Sky by Kate Atkinson - £20.00
Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village in North Yorkshire, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son Nathan and ageing Labrador Dido, both at the discretion of his former partner Julia. It’s a picturesque setting, b ... more
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The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman - £8.99
The perfect book for anyone who's ever had their heart broken, anyone who's ever had their broken heart mended, and anyone who's ever visited a bookshop...  Tom Hope doesn’t chase rainbows. He does his best on the farm – he milks the cows ... more
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The Madonna of Bolton by Matt Cain - £8.99
An everyday story of love, life and Causing a Commotion.  Charlie Matthews’ love story begins in a pebble-dashed house in suburban Bolton, at a time when most little boys want to grow up to be Michael Jackson, and girls want to be Princess Di ... more
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The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker - £8.99
"A very good, very raw rendition of the Trojan war from the point of view of the women."(Kate Atkinson) There was a woman at the heart of the Trojan war whose voice has been silent - till now.  Briseis was a queen until her city was destroyed. ... more
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Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver - £8.99
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 the cr ... more
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Little Boy by Lawrence Ferlinghetti - £14.99
Little Boy was quite lost. He had no idea who he was or where he had come from... Grown Boy came into his own voice and let loose his word-horde pent-up within him.  From growing up as an orphan in 1920s New York, to serving in the Navy at the D- ... more
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The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer - £8.99
** Selected by 8 National Newspapers as a Book of the Year ** ** The New York Times Bestseller **   A warm and immersive novel about ambition, power, women, friendship and finding your place in the world, from the bestselling author of The Wi ... more
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The Shape of the Ruins by Juan Gabriel Vásquez - £10.99
Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019.   It takes the form of personal and formal investigations into two political assassinations – the murders of Rafael Uribe Uribe in 1914, the man who inspired García Márquez’s General B ... more
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Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman - £8.99
'Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don't let you go around again until you get it right'  According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, Judgement Day is almost upon us and the world's going to end in a week. ... more
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In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne - £8.99
*WINNER OF THE JHALAK PRIZE AND THE INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE* *LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE* *SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE, THE GORDON BURN AND THE AUTHOR'S CLUB FIRST NOVEL AWARD*   For Selvon, Ardan and Yusuf, growin ... more
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Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik - £8.99
Naomi Novik has once again been influenced by classic folktales, following Uprooted - her standalone novel. Taking Rumpelstiltskin as her starting point, Spinning Silver is rich, original and a joy to read.  Will dark magic claim their home?  ... more
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Turning for Home by Barney Norris - £8.99
The deeply moving second novel from the author of the award-winning Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain.   'Isn’t the life of any person made up out of the telling of two tales, after all? The whole world makes more sense if you remember ... more
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The Faculty of Dreams by Sara Stridsberg - £13.99
Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019   In April 1988, Valerie Solanas – the writer, radical feminist and would-be assassin of Andy Warhol – was discovered dead in her hotel room, in a grimy corner of San Francisco. She wa ... more
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Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak - £8.99
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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The Book of Cairo: A City in Short Fiction by Ralph Cormack (Editor) - £9.99
Featuring Hassan Abdel Mawgoud, Eman Abdelrahim, Nael Eltoukhy, Areej Gamal, Hatem Hafez, Hend Jaʿfar, Nahla Karam, Mohamed Kheir, Ahmed Naji & Mohamed Salah al-Azab.   A police officer tortures one last suspect in the most important assignment ... more
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The Expedition to the Baobab Tree by Wilma Stockenstrom - £7.99
Wearily, I take the path to the river, there in the cool to fill my being with the sounds of my sister-being, to refresh myself in the modest scents of pigeonwood and mitzeerie, to let my gaze end in a tangle of monkey ropes and fern arches and the s ... more
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The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  From the author of internationally acclaimed The Flamethrowers – a fearless and heartbreaking novel about love, friendship and incarceration.  Romy Hall is st ... more
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Everything Under by Daisy Johnson - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018   It’s been sixteen years since Gretel last saw her mother, half a lifetime to forget her childhood on the canals. But a phone call will soon reunite them, and bring those wild years flooding back: t ... more
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The Long Take by Robin Robertson - £9.99
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018 Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize 2018 Winner of The Roehampton Poetry Prize 2018 Shortlisted for the 2019 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction  A noir narrative written with the intensity and ... more
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