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The Book of Chocolate Saints by Jeet Thayil - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE DSC PRIZE FOR SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE 2018   Francis Newton Xavier has lived a wild existence of excess in pursuit of his uncompromising aesthetic vision. His paintings and poems – which embody the flamboyant and decadent j ... more
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A Love Story for Bewildered Girls by Emma Morgan - £12.99
Grace loves a woman. Annie loves a man. Violet isn't quite sure. But you'll love them all...  Grace has what one might call a 'full and interesting life' which is code for not married and has no kids. Her life is the envy of her friends, but ... more
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Broken Ground: A Karen Pirie Thriller by Val McDermid - £7.99
Number one bestseller and queen of crime Val McDermid returns with her most breathtakingly atmospheric and exhilarating novel yet.  'Somebody has been here before us. And he's still here...'   When a body is discovered in the remote depths ... more
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Horseman's Song by Ben Pastor - £8.99
The sixth in the Martin Bora WWII mystery series.   Spain, July 1937. The tragic prelude to World War II is played out in the Spanish Civil War. Among Franco’s troops is Martin Bora, the young German officer and detective, assigned to the Sp ... more
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The One Who Wrote Destiny by Nikesh Shukla - £8.99
Guardian‘s Best Summer Books 2018  “A beautiful, brilliant modern classic.” Sabrina Mahfouz, Guardian   Mukesh has just moved from Kenya to the drizzly northern town of Keighley. He was expecting fame, fortune, the Rolling Stones and a n ... more
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The Word for Woman is Wilderness by Abi Andrews - £8.99
Funny, frank and tender, The Word for Woman is Wilderness is an adventure novel with a difference.   Erin is 19. She's never really left England, but she has watched Bear Grylls and wonders why it's always men who get to go on all the cool ... more
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Where Reasons End by Yiyun Li - £12.99
From the critically acclaimed author of The Vagrants, a devastating and utterly original novel on grief and motherhood.   'Days: the easiest possession. The days he had refused would come, one at a time. They would wait, every daybreak, with t ... more
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Folk by Zoe Gilbert - £8.99
A captivating, magical and haunting debut novel of breathtaking imagination, from the winner of the 2014 Costa Short Story Award.  The remote island village of Neverness is a world far from our time and place.  The air hangs rich with the coc ... more
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Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust - £8.99
Sixteen-year-old Mina is motherless, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone—has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her ... more
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Inside Pale Eyes: A Dream Noir by Dave Ward, illustrated by Bryan Biggs - £5.99
A fractured narrative of grey twilight where half-glimpsed figures flicker through a deserted city-scape. Connection is everything, but nobody connects.  The flowers smell of passion. Of dust. Of dirt. Of hurt that floods a siren’s dirge up ... more
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How to Rule the World by Tibor Fischer - £8.99
Wildly entertaining and darkly funny, How to Rule the World is set in the world of factual TV making, in which Baxter Stone is driven by desperation and a lust for revenge on the self-appointed kings of taste and commissioning.   London. A cit ... more
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Her Body And Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FICTION PRIZE 2017 SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2018   A prize-winning, genre-bending collection of short stories which has already achieved cult status.   In her provocative debu ... more
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The Earlie King & the Kid in Yellow by Danny Denton - £8.99
Ireland is flooded, derelict. It never stops raining. The Kid in Yellow has stolen the babba from the Earlie King. Why? Something to do with the King's daughter, and a talking statue, something godawful. And from every wall the King's Eye watches. An ... more
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Never Anyone But You by Rupert Thomson - £8.99
Based on actual events, Never Anyone But You is the gripping, beautifully written story of a love affair between two revolutionary female artists who challenged the conventions of art and gender during the long twentieth century.  A small cit ... more
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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar - £8.99
A Sunday Times bestseller. SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S FICTION PRIZE. Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2018.   THIS VOYAGE IS SPECIAL. IT WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING.   One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent ... more
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A Different Drummer by William Melvin Kelley - £8.99
June, 1957. One afternoon, in the backwater town of Sutton, a young black farmer by the name of Tucker Caliban matter-of-factly throws salt on his field, shoots his horse and livestock, sets fire to his house and departs the southern state. And there ... more
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London Rocks by Brenda Lee Browne - £7.99
This is the story of Dante Brookes, a young man growing up in London in the late seventies and early eighties when sound systems ruled the party scene for young, Black British youths of Caribbean heritage.  He navigates the loss of friends, poli ... more
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Elevation by Stephen King - £14.99
Set in Castle Rock, Elevation is moving story about a man whose mysterious affliction brings a small town together.  Castle Rock is a small town, where word gets around quickly. That's why Scott Carey wants to confide only in his friend Docto ... more
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Murmur by Will Eaves - £8.99
Shortlisted for the 2018 Goldsmiths Prize Longlisted for the 2019 Republic of Consciousness Prize  Taking its cue from the arrest and legally enforced chemical castration of the mathematician Alan Turing, Murmur is the account of a man who r ... more
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Skin Folk by Nalo Hopkinson - £10.99
World Fantasy Award Winner: Fiction that “combines a richly textured multicultural background with incisive storytelling,” by the author of The Salt Roads (Library Journal).  In Skin Folk, with works ranging from science fiction to Caribb ... more
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How Long 'til Black Future Month? by N. K. Jemisin - £8.99
Hugo award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin sharply examines modern society in her first short story collection.   N. K. Jemisin is one of the most powerful and acclaimed speculative fiction authors of our time. In t ... more
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Whistle in the Dark by Emma Healey - £8.99
In the award-winning Elizabeth is Missing debut novelist Emma Healey explored grandmother Maud's attempt to solve a 70-year-old mystery as she succumbed to dementia.  Now, in her dazzling follow-up Whistle in the Dark, we meet Jen, mother to 15-y ... more
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Travelling in the Dark by Emma Timpany - £7.99
She left for a reason but now she must return home and face her past.   Travelling back to her home town with her young son, Sarah is ready to face up to what she ran away from ten years ago.   As delays and diversions force her ... more
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Bottled Goods by Sophie van Llewyn - £7.99
Longlisted for The People’s Book Prize.   Alina’s life was on the right track, until the secret service knocked on her door.   When Alina’s brother-in-law defects to the West, she and her husband become persons of interest ... more
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Old Baggage by Lissa Evans - £8.99
What do you do next, after you’ve changed the world?  It is 1928. Matilda Simpkin, rooting through a cupboard, comes across a small wooden club – an old possession of hers, unseen for more than a decade.  Mattie is a woman with a ... more
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Census by Jesse Ball - £9.99
"Census is a vital testament to selfless love; a psalm to commonplace miracles; and a mysterious evolving metaphor. So kind, it aches."(David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas) "A humane, surreal novel that in terms of its own art form embraces, and ... more
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The Librarian by Salley Vickers - £8.99
In 1958, Sylvia Blackwell, fresh from one of the new post-war Library Schools, takes up a job as children's librarian in a run down library in the market town of East Mole.   Her mission is to fire the enthusiasm of the children of East Mole f ... more
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XX by Angela Chadwick - £14.99
A stunning debut novel imagining a world where women can have children without men.  How far would you go for a child of your own?  When Rosie and Jules discover a ground-breaking clinical trial that enables two women to have a female baby, t ... more
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Workers' Tales: Socialist Fairy Tales, Fables, and Allegories from Great Britain by Michael Rosen (Editor) - £14.99
A collection of political tales — first published in British workers’ magazines — selected and introduced by acclaimed critic and author Michael Rosen.  In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, unique tales inspired by traditio ... more
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The President's Gardens by Muhsin Al-Ramli - £8.99
Translated from the Arabic by Luke Leafgren.  On the third day of Ramadan, the village wakes to find the severed heads of nine of its sons stacked in banana crates by the bus stop.  One of them belonged to one of the most wanted men in Iraq ... more
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Zero Hours (The Manchester Trilogy, Book Two) by Neil Campbell - £9.99
n this, the second volume of a projected Manchester trilogy, the young writer takes a zero-hours job in a mail-sorting depot but struggles to cope with the demands of menial work and the attitudes of his colleagues. Only after rescuing and acquiring ... more
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The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh - £12.99
Discover the breakout literary debut of 2018 - the essential read for fans of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, Deborah Levy's Hot Milk and Emma Cline's The Girls.  Imagine a world very close to our own: where women are not safe in their ... more
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Cassandra Darke by Posy Simmonds - £16.99
Cassandra Darke is an art dealer, mean, selfish, solitary by nature, living in Chelsea in a house worth £7 million.  She has become a social pariah, but doesn’t much care. Between one Christmas and the next, she has sullied the reputation ... more
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Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi - £10.00
The debut novel from one of the National Book Foundation's 2018 5 Under 35.   Ada was born with one foot on the other side. Having prayed her into existence, her parents Saul and Saachi struggle to deal with the volatile and contradictory spirits ... more
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The Woman at 1,000 Degrees by Hallgrímur Helgason - £9.99
'I live here alone in a garage, together with a laptop and an old hand grenade. It's pretty cosy.'   And...she's off. Eighty-year-old Herra Björnsson lies alone in her garage waiting to die. One of the most original narrators in literary ... more
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Vintage Minis: Freedom by Margaret Atwood - £3.50
Can we ever be wholly free?  In this book of breathtaking imaginary leaps that conjure dystopias and magical islands, Margaret Atwood holds a mirror up to our own world. The reflection we are faced with, of men and women in prisons literal and m ... more
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Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami - £20.00
The epic new novel from the internationally acclaimed and best-selling author of 1Q84.   In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous ... more
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Middle England by Jonathan Coe - £16.99
Set in the Midlands and London over the last eight years, Jonathan Coe follows a brilliantly vivid cast of characters through a time of immense change and disruption in Britain. There are the early married years of Sophie and Ian who disagree about t ... more
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Fox 8 by George Saunders, illustrated by Chelsea Cardinal - £9.99
An enchanting and darkly comic fable of human greed and nature, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo, exquisitely illustrated by Chelsea Cardinal.  Fox 8 has always been curious, and a bit of a daydreamer. And, by ... more
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German Calendar No December by Sylvia Ofili and Birgit Weyhe - £15.99
Olivia Evezi’s childhood is a happy one; her days are spent listening to highlife records and poring over colourful postcards from Germany. When she leaves her hometown of Warri behind to live out her Enid Blyton fantasies in a boarding school in L ... more
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The Little Snake by A.L. Kennedy - £9.99
“Mary was a little bit taller than the other girls her age and had brownish crinkly hair. She was quite thin, because she didn't always have exactly enough to eat. She liked honey and whistling and the colour blue and finding out.”   ... more
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Transcription by Kate Atkinson - £20.00
The magnificent new novel by award-winner Kate Atkinson   In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of B ... more
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Resistance by Julián Fuks - £12.99
Translated by Daniel Hahn   ‘My brother is adopted, but I can’t say and don’t want to say that my brother is adopted. If I say this, if I speak these words that I have long taken care to silence, I reduce my brother to a single categoric ... more
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Silence is My Mother Tongue by Sulaiman Addonia - £12.99
A searing novel of love, judgement and sacrifice and the powerful bonds forged in the crucible of refugee camp life from an internationally-acclaimed writer.   Saba, the novel’s heroine, arrives in an East African refugee camp as a young gi ... more
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Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss - £12.99
Teenage Silvie and her parents are living in a hut in Northumberland as an exercise in experimental archaeology. Her father is a difficult man, obsessed with imagining and enacting the harshness of Iron Age life. Haunting Silvie's narrative is the st ... more
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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris - £8.99
Heart-breaking – a tale of love and survival amidst the horrors of Auschwitz Human – the real story behind one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust – the blue numbers tattooed on prisoners' arms Inspirational – the very best of human ... more
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A Vintage Christmas by Various authors - £9.99
The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner. Immerse yourself in a literary wonderland with this collection of timeless Christmas tales - the perfect festive gift for any reader.   'There seems a magic in the very name of Christm ... more
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Women Talking by Miriam Toews - £12.99
Between 2005 and 2009, in a remote religious Mennonite colony, over a hundred girls and women were knocked unconscious and raped, often repeatedly, by what many thought were ghosts or demons, as a punishment for their sins. As the women tentatively b ... more
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Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed - £8.99
For fans of Emma Cline’s The Girls and Emily St John Mandel’s Station 11, this dark, unsettling and hugely compelling story of an isolated island cult will get under your skin.  Gather the Daughters tells the story of an end-of-the-world cult ... more
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Severance by Ling Ma - £10.99
Winner, Kirkus Prize for Fiction, 2018   Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine: her work, watching movies with her boyfriend, avoiding thoughts of her recently deceased Chinese imm ... more
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Winter by Ali Smith - £8.99
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 goes. T ... more
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