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The Countenance Divine by Michael Hughes - £8.99
In 1999 a programmer is trying to fix the millennium bug, but can't shake the sense he's been chosen for something.   In 1888 five women are brutally murdered in the East End by a troubled young man in thrall to a mysterious master.   I ... more
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The Abode of Fancy by Sam Coll - £16.95
'We Irish are a shallow people, albeit perversely fair perhaps, as cruel to others as to ourselves, treasuring the unconsummated and the failed, making shallow friendships founded on fatuous fun that runs so cold in the bitter end, backbiting and bit ... more
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I Hid My Voice by Parinoush Saniee - £8.99
A sweet and touching novel which can be read both as a coming of age story, set against a fascinating backdrop, and at a deeper level as a commentary on life in country where there is very little freedom of expression. This is the story, based on ... more
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Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia E. Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy and John Jennings - £15.99
Octavia E. Butler’s bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, now in graphic novel format.  More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss o ... more
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Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon - £8.99
Through the near trees she could see the far ones in the orchard down below. Slowly, her eyes adjusted, and she saw the pears themselves, their waxy orbs glowing greenly in the three-quarter dark. Her mouth watered and Bea, embarrassed by this bodily ... more
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When I Was Invisible by Dorothy Koomson - £7.99
‘Do you ever wonder if you’ve lived the life you were meant to?’ I ask her. She sighs, and dips her head. ‘Even if I do, what difference will it make?’  In 1988, two eight-year-old girls with almost identical names and the same love ... more
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The Sellout by Paul Beatty - £8.99
**WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016**   ‘Outrageous, hilarious and profound.' Simon Schama, Financial Times ‘The longer you stare at Beatty's pages, the smarter you'll get.' Guardian ‘The most badass first 100 pages of an American ... more
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Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016   In Canada in 1991, ten-year-old Marie and her mother invite a guest into their home: a young woman who has fled China in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square protests. Her name is Ai-Ming.   As her re ... more
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My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 AND THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016. A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.  An exquisite story of mothers and daughters from the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge.  Lucy ... more
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The Senility of Vladimir P by Michael Honig - £8.99
As a former president of Russia loses his marbles, those around him get down to losing their morals.   Former Russian president, Vladimir P, is going senile, marooned in a world of memories from his years in power. To get him out of the way, h ... more
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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders - £18.99
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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Iron Towns by Anthony Cartwright - £8.99
Twenty years ago, Liam Corwen and Dee Dee Ahmed were on the cusp of a better future, Liam as a promising footballer and Dee Dee as a singer in a girl band. Now they're both eking out an existence back in their home town. As the old steelworks rust an ... more
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The Lost Time Accidents by John Wray - £8.99
The Lost Time Accidents is a bold and epic saga set against the greatest upheavals of the twentieth century.   Haunted by a failed love affair and the darkest of family secrets, Waldemar 'Waldy' Tolliver wakes one morning to discover that he h ... more
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The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea by Bandi - £12.99
In 1989, a North Korean dissident writer, known to us only by the pseudonym Bandi, began to write a series of stories about life under Kim Il-sung's totalitarian regime.  Smuggled out of North Korea and set for publication around the world in 20 ... more
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The Fox Was Ever the Hunter by Herta Müller - £8.99
Romania, the last months of the dictator's regime. Adina is a young schoolteacher. Paul is a musician. Clara, Adina's friend, works in a wire factory. Pavel is Clara's lover. But one of them works for the secret police and is reporting on the group. ... more
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All the Rivers by Dorit Rabinyan - £8.99
A chance encounter in New York brings two strangers together: Liat is an idealistic translation student, Hilmi a talented young painter. Together they explore the city, share fantasies, jokes and homemade meals, and fall in love. There is only one pr ... more
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The Vanishing Futurist by Charlotte Hobson - £8.99
When twenty-two-year-old Gerty Freely travels to Russia to work as a governess in early 1914, she has no idea of the vast political upheavals ahead, nor how completely her fate will be shaped by them. Yet as her intimacy with the charismatic inventor ... more
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Inch Levels by Neil Hegarty - £7.99
A haunting debut set in the harsh, beautiful landscape of Ireland's north coast.  Patrick Jackson lies on his deathbed in Derry and recalls a family history marked by secrecy and silence, and a striking absence of conventional pieties. He rem ... more
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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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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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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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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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