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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Brunt Boggart: A Tapestry of Tales by David Greygoose - £8.99
"A rich, primordial dreamtime... A wonderful excavation of the story traditions that our ancestors huddled around for warmth... highly recommended."(Alan Moore, author of Watchmen) "Utterly wonderful… in his bones, David Greygoose understands th ... more
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Raising Sparks by Ariel Kahn - £8.99
Malka Sabbatto is a young woman who flees the confines of her traditional family in Jerusalem, followed by Moshe, a Russian immigrant and her father's top student. After falling in with a sinister cult in Safed she escapes to Jaffa, where she starts ... more
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The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker - £18.99
"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 destro ... more
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If Cats Disappeared From The World by Genki Kawamura, translated by Eric Selland - £8.99
Our narrator’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage for company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can set about tackling his bucket list, t ... more
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Cow by Beat Sterchi - £8.99
Cow is the story of a Spanish agricultural labourer, Ambrosio, who goes to Switzerland as a Gastarbeiter. He is bound for Innenwald, a village in the Swiss highlands, and the novel begins as he is about to spend a summer working for Farmer Knuchel. I ... more
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In White Ink by Elske Rahill - £8.99
Motherhood, nurture and violence – these are the themes of Elske Rahill's remarkable first collection, In White Ink. Rahill brings to life the psychological and physical reality of mothering, pregnancy and childbirth in ways that few others writers ... more
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And Fire Came Down by Emma Viskic - £8.99
A SILENT SCREAM The woman can only sign two words: help... family. And then she is gone - a body lying dead in the street.   A TOWN READY TO BURN Caleb's search for her killer takes him back to his hometown of Resurrection Bay. Centuries of raci ... more
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The Explosion Chronicles by Yan Lianke - £9.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL 2017   With the Yi River on one side and the Balou Mountains on the other, the village of Explosion was founded a thousand years ago by refugees fleeing a volcanic eruption. But in the post-Mao era, ... more
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Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich - £8.99
Louise Erdrich, the New York Times bestselling, National Book Award-winning author of LaRose and The Round House, paints a startling portrait of a young woman fighting for her life and her unborn child against oppressive forces that manifest in the w ... more
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One of Us by Craig DiLouie - £8.99
A startlingly unique and powerfully affecting novel from a remarkable up-and-coming voice in speculative fiction. It is the story of a lost generation and a boy who just wants to be one of us.   THEY CALL IT THE PLAGUE A generation of childre ... more
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White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht - £8.99
'Look for your sister after each dive. Never forget. If you see her, you are safe.'   Hana and her little sister Emi are part of an island community of haenyo, women who make their living from diving deep into the sea off the southernmost tip ... more
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Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini, illustrated by Dan Williams - £12.99
My dear Marwan, I look at your profile in the glow of this moon, my boy, your eyelashes like calligraphy, closed in guileless sleep. And I say to you, 'Hold my hand. Nothing bad will happen.'   A deeply moving, gorgeously illustrated short wo ... more
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Lust For Life by Irving Stone - £8.99
Lust for Life is the classic fictional re-telling of the incredible life of Vincent Van Gogh.   “Vincent is not dead. He will never die. His love, his genius, the great beauty he has created will go on forever, enriching the world… He was ... more
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The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man by Jonas Jonasson - £8.99
The sequel to Jonas Jonasson’s international bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared.   It all begins with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Allan and Julius are ready for some spect ... more
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The Division Bell Mystery by Ellen Wilkinson - £8.99
Originally published in 1932, this is the first Crime Classic novel written by an MP. And fittingly, the crime scene is within the House of Commons itself, in which a financier has been shot dead.   Entreated by the financier’s daughter, a y ... more
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The Good Doctor of Warsaw by Elisabeth Gifford - £7.99
‘You do not leave a sick child alone to face the dark and you do not leave a child at a time like this.’   Deeply in love and about to marry, students Misha and Sophia flee a Warsaw under Nazi occupation for a chance at freedom. Forced to ... more
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Best British Short Stories 2018 by Nicholas Royle (Editor) - £9.99
The nation’s favourite annual guide to the short story, now in its eighth year.  Best British Short Stories invites you to judge a book by its cover – or more accurately, by its title. This new series aims to reprint the best short storie ... more
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Redemption Song and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2018 by Various authors - £8.99
Edited by Chris Brazier and The Caine Prize.   Now in its nineteenth year the Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa’s leading literary prize, and is awarded to a short story by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or ... more
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Less by Andrew Sean Greer - £8.99
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018   Who says you can't run away from your problems?   Arthur Less is a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the post: it is from an ex-boyfriend of nine years w ... more
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Lucia by Alex Pheby - £9.99
“Her case is cyclothymia, dating from the age of seven and a half. She is about thirty-three, speaks French fluently… Her character is gay, sweet and ironic, but she has bursts of anger over nothing when she is confined to a straitjacket.” &nb ... more
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The City Always Wins by Omar Robert Hamilton - £8.99
*** Winner of the the Betty Trask Prize 2018 ***   Egypt, 2011: this is a revolution. On the streets of Cairo, a violent uprising is transforming the course of history. Mariam and Khalil, two young activists, are swept up in the fervour. Their ... more
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The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah - £9.99
Aminah lives an idyllic life in the village of Botu, until she is brutally separated from her home and forced on a journey that will turn her from a daydreamer into a resilient woman. Wurche, the wilful daughter of a chief, is desperate to play an im ... more
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Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles by Jeanette Winterson - £9.99
The free man never thinks of escape. Condemned to shoulder the world - for ever - by the gods he dared defy, freedom seems unattainable to Atlas. But then he receives an unexpected visit from Heracles, the one man strong enough to share the burden ... more
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The Sealwoman's Gift by Sally Magnusson - £8.99
1627. In a notorious historical event, pirates raided the coast of Iceland and abducted 400 people into slavery in Algiers. Among them a pastor, his wife, and their children.   In her acclaimed debut novel Sally Magnusson imagines what history ... more
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Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires - £14.99
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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Washington Black by Esi Edugyan - £14.99
A stunning new novel of slavery and freedom by the author of the Man Booker and Orange Prize shortlisted Half Blood Blues.   When two English brothers take the helm of a Barbados sugar plantation, Washington Black - an eleven year-old field slave ... more
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Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck - £8.99
Translated by Susan Bernofsky.  One of the great contemporary European writers takes on Europe's biggest issue.  Richard has spent his life as a university professor, immersed in the world of books and ideas, but now he is retired, hi ... more
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Stories by Susan Sontag - £9.99
The complete short stories of Susan Sontag, one of the most brilliant & influential writers of the twentieth century - collected together for the first time   Susan Sontag is most often remembered as a brilliant essayist - inquisitive, analytical, ... more
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Outline by Rachel Cusk - £8.99
Outline is a novel in ten conversations. Spare and lucid, it follows a novelist teaching a course in creative writing over an oppressively hot summer in Athens. She leads her student in storytelling exercises. She meets other writers for dinner. She ... more
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Flights by Olga Tokarczuk - £9.99
Translated by Jennifer Croft. Winner of the 2018 Man Booker International Prize.   Flights, a novel about travel in the twenty-first century and human anatomy, is Olga Tokarczuk’s most ambitious to date. It interweaves travel narratives and ref ... more
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The Which Way Tree by Elizabeth Crook - £8.99
‘It was a few months later on, when Samantha was twelve years old, and I was fourteen, and winter come on, and the wind was blowing a gale, and dark was a thing we dreaded, that the panther called on us again.’   In the remote hill country ... more
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The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk - £8.99
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 apprent ... more
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The Graybar Hotel by Curtis Dawkins - £9.99
An unflinching and deeply moving collection of stories by a debut writer currently serving a life sentence in Michigan’s prison system. His stories form a vivid portrait of prison life, painted from behind bars.   A man sits collect-calling ... more
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Ayiti by Roxane Gay - £12.99
From New York Times-bestselling powerhouse Roxane Gay, Ayiti is a powerful collection exploring the Haitian diaspora experience.   In Ayiti, a married couple seeking boat passage to America prepares to leave their homeland. A young woman procu ... more
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Madame Zero by Sarah Hall - £8.99
She is running and becoming smaller, running and becoming smaller, running in the light of the reddening sun, the red of her hair and her coat falling, the red of her fur and her body loosening. Running. Holding behind her a sudden, brazen object, wh ... more
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Grace by Paul Lynch - £8.99
An epic story of a young girl on a life-changing odyssey across nineteenth-century Ireland on the eve of the Great Famine.   SHORTLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL FICTION & THE WILLIAM SAROYAN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR WRITING ... more
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How Saints Die by Carmen Marcus - £8.99
Ellie Fleck has a question for everything, except the one she cannot ask. Where have they taken her mother?   Ten years old and irrepressibly curious, Ellie lives with her fisherman father, Peter, on the wild North Yorkshire coast. It’s the ... more
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A Legacy of Spies by John le Carré - £8.99
Chosen as a Book of the Year in The Times Literary Supplement, the Evening Standard, the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, The Times.   Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as t ... more
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The Watch House by Bernie McGill - £8.99
A story of infidelity, secrets and murder in a small Irish island community, inspired by Marconi's experiments in wireless telegraphy in the late nineteenth century.   In the vein of Hannah Kent's Burial Rites, The Watch House by Bernie McGill ... more
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Death in Spring by Mercè Rodoreda - £8.99
Death in Spring is a dark and dream-like tale of a teenage boy's coming of age in a remote village in the Catalan mountains; a place cut off from the outside world, where cruel customs are blindly followed, and attempts at rebellion swiftly crushed. ... more
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