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Recommended Fiction & Poetry for Yuletide 2023!

The best of 2023! Over a hundred of our top fiction and poetry recommendations!

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Prophet Song - by Paul Lynch - £16.99
WINNER OF THE 2023 BOOKER PRIZE  A mother faces a terrible choice in Prophet Song, Paul Lynch’s propulsive and confronting portrait of a society on the brink.   This fiercely imaginative novel is set in a near-future Ireland, a nation caug ... more

Let the Light Pour In: Morning Poems - by Lemn Sissay - £12.99
An uplifting poetry collection from the number one bestselling author of My Name Is Why, Lemn Sissay OBE.  THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  For the past decade, Lemn Sissay has composed a short poem as dawn breaks each morning. Li ... more

Christmas Walk: Twelve Poems for Rosy Cheeks (Pamphlet) - by Various authors - £5.95
The antidote to festive stodge and too much television, a Christmas walk has become as traditional as turkey and crackers. Whatever the weather, we don hats, scarves and boots to venture outside. The point is to crunch over snow, stamp through puddle ... more

Old Babes in the Wood - by Margaret Atwood - £22.00
New stories of love and mischief from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Handmaid’s Tale.  Atwood's first new fiction publication since The Testaments, this deeply personal collection includes a stunning sequence that follows a marr ... more

Locks - by Ashleigh Nugent - £16.99
'Blends humour and introspection, poetry and the poignant' - Derek Owusu 'Irreverent, authentic and utterly enthralling. A wonderful book' - Jimmy McGovern  ‘1993 was the year that Stephen Lawrence got murdered by racists, and I became an ... more

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow - by Gabrielle Zevin - £9.99
This is not a romance, but it is about love.   Two kids meet in a hospital gaming room in 1987. One is visiting her sister, the other is recovering from a car crash. The days and months are long there. Their love of video games becomes a shared w ... more

The Wind Knows My Name - by Isabelle Allende - £18.99
THE POWERFUL AND MOVING NEW NOVEL FROM LITERARY LEGEND ISABEL ALLENDE   PRAISE FOR THE AUTHOR 'A grand storyteller' - KHALED HOSSEINI 'A new novel by Isabel Allende is always a treat' - DAILY MAIL 'What a joy it must be to come upon Allende ... more

Antarctica - by Claire Keegan - £9.99
The stunning debut story collection from the author of Foster and the Booker Prize shortlised Small Things Like These.  ‘A beautiful, tender work of great clarity.’ Sebastian Barry ‘Simply put, Claire Keegan is one of the greatest fict ... more

The Factory - by Hiroko Oyamada - £12.99
Beyond the town, there is the factory. Beyond the factory, there is nothing.  Within the sprawling industrial complex, three employees are assigned to different departments. There, each must focus on a specific task: one shreds paper, one proofre ... more

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida - by Shehan Karunatilaka - £9.99
WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2022 SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE 2023   An epic, searing satire of Sri Lanka.   Colombo, 1990. Maali Almeida, war photographer, gambler and closet queen, has woken up dead in what seems like a ... more

Babel - by R.F. Kuang - £9.99
THE #2 SUNDAY TIMES AND #1 NYT BESTSELLER  ‘One for Philip Pullman fans’ THE TIMES   ‘This one is an automatic buy’ GLAMOUR   ‘Ambitious, sweeping and epic’ EVENING STANDARD   ‘Razor-sharp’ DAILY MAIL   ‘An ingen ... more

When Women Were Dragons - by Kelly Barnhill - £8.99
A GOODREADS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR   A fiery feminist fantasy tale set in 1950s America where thousands of women have spontaneously transformed into dragons, exploding notions of a woman’s place in the world and expanding minds about accepting ... more

Disorientation - by Elaine Hsieh Chou - £9.99
'The funniest, most poignant novel of the year' - Vogue  For fans of Yellowface by Rebecca F Kuang, Disorientation is an uproarious and big-hearted satire - alive with sharp edges, immense warmth, and a cast of unforgettable characters - that ask ... more

Fire Rush - by Jacqueline Crooks - £16.99

Companion Piece - by Ali Smith - £9.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  The unmissable new work from Ali Smith, following the dazzling Man Booker-shortlisted Seasonal quartet.  One day in post-Brexit, mid-pandemic Britain, artist Sandy Gray receives an unexpected phone call fr ... more

The Dead of Winter: Ten Classic Tales for Chilling Nights - by Various authors, Edited by Cecily Gayford - £9.99
In the dead of winter, the veil between worlds is as thin as ice   Not everything that goes bump in the night brings gifts ...   As the nights draw in, the veil between worlds thins, and all sorts of ghosts and ghouls come tumbling in. ... more

Death of a Bookseller - by Alice Slater - £14.99
THE MOST ANTICIPATED DEBUT THRILLER OF 2023, WHICH WILL MAKE YOUR SKIN CRAWL AND YOUR HEART POUND.  ‘A confident, sassy, pitch-black debut’ CAROLINE KEPNES ‘Your new obsession’ ERIN KELLY ‘Savage, witty and all-consuming’ ABIGAIL ... more

Bookshops & Bonedust - by Travis Baldree - £18.99
'Glorious' - Ben Aaronovitch, author of the Rivers of London series.   A standalone cosy fantasy about the power of good bookshops, great friends and the unexpected choices along the way from the bestselling author of BookTok sensation Legends & L ... more

Before Your Memory Fades - by Toshikazu Kawaguchi - £9.99
The third novel in the international bestselling Before the Coffee Gets Cold series, following four new customers in a cafe where customers can travel back in time.  On the hillside of Mount Hakodate in northern Japan, Cafe Donna Donna is fabled ... more

The It Girl - by Ruth Ware - £8.99
THE RICHARD & JUDY PICK  'Deliciously dark and utterly addictive — my favourite Ruth Ware yet’ LUCY FOLEY  Everyone wanted her life Someone wanted her dead  It was Hannah who found April’s body ten years ago. It was Ha ... more

Christmas Eve at The Moon Under Water - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Margaux Carpentier - £9.99
The enchanting festive poem from Carol Ann Duffy, former Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom, and adorned with sumptuous illustrations by artist Margaux Carpentier, Christmas Eve at The Moon Under Water is the perfect festive gift for the poetry love ... more

If I Survive You - by Jonathan Escoffery - £14.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE  'Kaleidoscopic, urgent, hilarious, revelatory' MARLON JAMES 'An absolute delight to read' DIANA EVANS 'Superb … A strong, much needed new voice in our literature' PERCIVAL EVERETT 'A compelling hurrica ... more

there are more things - by Yara Rodrigues Fowler - £9.99
Shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize & the Orwell Prize for Fiction   A Sunday Times Fiction Book of the Year  ‘a serious accomplishment‘ Sunday Times ‘vivid and expansive‘ Sophie Mackintosh ‘a lyrical celebration‘ TLS ... more

Lapvona - by Ottessa Moshfegh - £9.99
Welcome to Lapvona. In a village in a medieval fiefdom buffeted by natural disasters, a motherless shepherd boy finds himself at the centre of a power struggle that puts all manner of faith to a savage test...  Discover the Sunday Times bests ... more

Mistletoe Malice - by Kathleen Farrell - £9.99
A dysfunctional family reunites for the Christmas holiday from hell in this rediscovered festive classic with fangs for fans of Barbara Pym, Elizabeth Taylor and Stella Gibbons.  ‘Literary comfort and joy. It got me out of mourning for the ... more

The Home Child - by Liz Berry - £14.99
Inspired by a true story, a beautiful novel-in-verse about a child far from home. From award-winning poet Liz Berry.  'A profound act of witness to a long injustice, and a beautifully crafted conjuring of a life lived as truly as possible' Gu ... more

Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency - by Chen Chen - £12.99
What happens when everything falls away, when those you call on in times of need are themselves calling out for rescue? In his highly anticipated second collection, Chen Chen continues his exploration of family, both blood and chosen, examining what ... more

The Dark Between The Trees - by Fiona Barnett - £9.99
1643: A small group of Parliamentarian soldiers are ambushed in an isolated part of Northern England. Their only hope for survival is to flee into the nearby Moresby Wood… unwise though that may seem. For Moresby Wood is known to be an unnatura ... more

Lessons in Chemistry - by Bonnie Garmus - £9.99

you are your own fairy tale - by Amanda Lovelace - £16.99
Goodreads Choice Award-winning poet and bestselling author amanda lovelace presents the you are your own fairy tale series bound collection— a beautiful and empowering trilogy that proves the only thing needed for a happily ever after is yourself. ... more

The New Life - by Tom Crewe - £16.99
* Featured in The Observer 10 best new novelists for 2023 * 'Beautifully crafted' Sunday Times * 'Powerful' Telegraph * 'Virtuoso' Guardian * 'Brims with intelligence and insight' New York Times * 'A very fine new writer' Kate Atkinson *  Lon ... more

Serpent, Siren, Maelstrom & Myth: Sea Stories and Folktales from Around the World - by Gerry Smyth - £30.00
The sea is beautiful and alluring, but it is also dangerous and deadly. Above all, it is unknowable and untameable. Storytelling offered our ancestors a means to understand and interact with the natural world, and in time these stories coalesced into ... more

A Tidy Ending - by Joanna Cannon - £8.99
‘Devastating, deceptive and darkly funny’ SARAH WINMAN  ‘It had me holding my breath!’ MARIAN KEYES  ’I loved this novel. It was perfection. Highly recommend’ CECELIA AHERN  ‘A stupendous novel… complicated, da ... more

Treasury of Folklore: Stars and Skies - by Willow Winsham, illustrated by Joe McLaren - £14.99
Following on from the hugely popular Treasury of Folklore: Seas and Rivers and Woodlands and Forests comes Treasury of Folklore: Stars and Skies, an exploration of the mysteries of the stars, skies and heavens above.  People have gazed up at ... more

Our Wives Under The Sea - by Julia Armfield - £9.99
‘A gothic fairy tale, sublime in its creepiness’ - Florence Welch   Our Wives Under The Sea is the huanting debut novel Julia Armfiled, the critically acclaimed author of Salt Slow. It’s a story of falling in love, loss, grief, and what ... more

The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho - by Paterson Joseph - £9.99
‘A great storyteller and a fabulous actor. Well done, sir!’ DAVID HAREWOOD   ‘Phenomenal! Highly recommended.’ MALORIE BLACKMAN   ‘An absolutely thrilling, throat-catching wonder of a historical novel. Hugely recommended.’ S ... more

After Sappho - by Selby Wynn Schwartz - £9.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2022  “What did we want? To begin with, we wanted what half the population had got by just being born.”   It's 1895. Amid laundry and bruises, Rina Pierangeli Faccio gives birth to the child of the man who ... more

The Advantages of Nearly Dying - by Michael Rosen - £8.99
Michael Rosen was dangerously ill from COVID at the beginning of 2020 and as doctors told him, if he hadn’t received treatment, he would have ‘gone’.  While he was in hospital, 42% of the patients on his intensive care ward died. He spent ... more

The Satsuma Complex - by Bob Mortimer - £8.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  ‘Funny, clever and sweet’– Sunday Times  ‘The much loved comic proves adept at noirish fiction in a debut whose surrealist humour sets it apart’ – Observer  ‘Like Spike Milligan, Mortimer has man ... more

Elektra - by Jennifer Saint - £8.99
**The spellbinding new retelling of the Trojan War drawn from the perspective of the fearless women at the heart of it all.**  ‘The story and its characters swept me up and engulfed me, I could not put this one down’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ R ... more

Nothing Special - by Nicole Flattery - £16.99

The Seawomen - by Chloe Timms - £9.99
‘An allegorical love story with echoes of fairytales’ KATE SAWYER ‘A gripping tale of love and bravery’ SOPHIE WARD ‘Unsettling and lushly written’ KIRSTY LOGAN ‘A powerful, enchanting novel’ ANNA BAILEY ‘Mesmerising and moving ... more

Cat Brushing - by Jane Campbell - £9.99
"Sensual, spiky, tender and utterly original"(Pandora Sykes) "A fierce and fascinating debut"(Lily King) I was told of an older woman who was asked by her granddaughter, 'Granny, when was the happiest time of your life?''I don't know,' she repl ... more

Tell Me Everything - by Laura Kay - £9.99
‘Glorious, hilarious and life affirming... I absolutely loved it’ – EMMA HUGHES, author of No Such Thing As Perfect  Would you entrust your life choices to someone hell-bent on avoiding theirs?  Natasha has everything under control, a ... more

The Iliad - by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson - £30.00
One of Time's 100 Must-Read Books of 2023  The greatest literary landmark of antiquity masterfully rendered by the most celebrated translator of our time.  When Emily Wilson’s translation of The Odyssey appeared in 2017—revealing ... more

The Bullet That Missed (The Thursday Murder Club 3) - by Richard Osman - £9.99
THE THIRD NOVEL IN THE RECORD-BREAKING, MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES BY RICHARD OSMAN   'Full of Osman's trademark charm, insight and intelligence' Lee Child 'Tender, hopeful and forgiving' Marian Keyes 'An absolute del ... more

Furies: Stories of the Wicked, Wild and Untamed - by Various authors - £16.99
‘Wonderful... all killer, no filler’ Red Magazine  A FUN AND FEARLESS ANTHOLOGY OF FEMINIST TALES, to celebrate Virago’s 50th birthday.  Featuring NEW AND ORIGINAL STORIES by Margaret Atwood, Susie Boyt, Eleanor Crewes, Emma Don ... more

Tokyo Express - by Seicho Matsumoto - £9.99
'An irresistible Hitchcockian gem: a fiendishly-plotted crime novel told in crisp, elegant prose' Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train   'Matsumoto was Japan's Agatha Christie' Laura Hackett, The Sunday Times   'It was a puzzl ... more

The Fire People: A Collection of British Black and Asian Poetry - by Lemn Sissay (Editor) - £10.99
This seminal collection of Black British poets ignited a movement when it was first published in 1998. It celebrated the rising stars of the time, many of whom have since become established names.  Inspired and influenced by roots, reggae and hip ... more

More Fiya: A New Collection of Black British Poetry - by Kayo Chingonyi (Editor) - £10.99
A scorching anthology of Black British poetry, edited by the award-winning acclaimed poet Kayo Chingonyi and following in the footsteps of the 1998 seminal collection The Fire People.  A SUNDAY TIMES BEST POETRY BOOK OF THE YEAR  In t ... more

The Christmas Jigsaw Murders - by Alexandra Benedict - £14.99
THIS CHRISTMAS, A KILLER TAKES FAMILY GAMES TO A MURDEROUS NEW LEVEL.   On 19th of December, renowned puzzle setter, loner and Christmas sceptic Edie O’Sullivan finds a hand-delivered present on her doorstep. Unwrapping it, she finds a jigsa ... more

Under the Whispering Door - by TJ Klune - £9.99
Witty, haunting and kind, Under the Whispering Door is a gift for troubled times. TJ Klune brings us a warm hug of a story about a man who spent his life at the office – and his afterlife building a home.  From the author of joyous New York ... more

The Witches of Vardo - by Anya Bergman - £9.99
They will have justice. They will show their power. They will not burn.   'Three women's fight for survival in a time of madness' Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Mercies   Norway, 1662. A dangerous time to be a woman, when even dancing ... more

Time is a Mother - by Ocean Vuong - £12.00
Discover the Sunday Times bestselling collection from the TikTok sensation and author of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous.  'One of the most important poets of his generation' ANDREW MCMILLAN, author of Physical   'Powerful' DUA LIPA ... more

Is Mother Dead - by Vigdis Hjorth - £11.99
Translated by Charlotte Barslund   A cat and mouse game of surveillance and psychological torment develops between a middle aged artist and her aging mother, as Vigdis Hjorth returns to the themes of her controversial modern classic, Will and ... more

Time Shelter - by Georgi Gospodinov - £9.99
WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE 2023 A GUARDIAN AND FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR  ‘The most exquisite kind of literature... I’ve put it on a special shelf in my library that I reserve for books that demand to be revisited every ... more

Beautiful Shining People - by Michael Grothaus - £9.99
A damaged teenage tech prodigy meets an enigmatic waitress in a tiny Tokyo café, sparking an epic journey across Japan that will change everything, forever... a captivating, masterful novel with an extraordinary mystery at its heart...  ‘Set a ... more

Moon Witch, Spider King: Dark Star Trilogy, Book 2 - by Marlon James - £10.99
THE SECOND NOVEL IN THE REVOLUTIONARY DARK STAR TRILOGY IS HERE!  Booker Prize-winner Marlon James once again draws on a rich tradition of African mythology and fantasy to imagine a mythic world, a lost child, a 177-year-old witch and a mystery w ... more

Stories For Winter and Nights by the Fire - by Various authors - £9.99
Stories for Winter is a collection of short stories that take their inspiration from this cold, snowy season, whether it’s winter holidays, weather-related predicaments or seasonal celebrations. In keeping with the spirit of the Women Writers serie ... more

Lady MacBethad - by Isabelle Schuler - £14.99
'Suspenseful, atmospheric and full of twists and turns, I loved the brutal, backstabbing world that Isabelle Schuler conjures up where only the most ruthless can survive' - Jennifer Saint  'Dazzlingly clever and difficult to put down' i  ... more

Trust - by Hernan Diaz - £9.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2023 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2022 ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2022  Trust is a sweeping puzzle of a novel about power, greed, love and a search for t ... more

Days at the Morisaki Bookshop - by Satoshi Yagisawa - £10.99
Hidden in Jimbocho, Tokyo is a booklover's paradise. On a quiet corner in an old wooden building lies a shop filled with hundreds of second-hand books.   Twenty-five-year-old Takako has never liked reading, although the Morisaki bookshop ha ... more

Glory - by NoViolet Bulawayo - £9.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE 2023  "You thought you were getting a novel as good as We Need New Names, tholukuthi Bulawayo's second is even more dazzling"(Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Guardian) Glory is an energy burst, an exhilarating joyrid ... more

Birnam Wood - by Eleanor Catton - £20.00
FROM THE WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE  Birnam Wood is on the move...  A landslide has closed the Korowai Pass in New Zealand’s South Island, cutting off the town of Thorndike, leaving a sizable farm aband ... more

Radical Love - by Neil Blackmore - £16.99
Welcome to England, 1809. London is a violent, intolerant city, exhausted by years of war, beset by soaring prices and political tensions.   By day, John Church preaches on the radical possibilities of love to a multicultural, working-class congre ... more

The Book Of Desire - by Meena Kandasamy - £14.99
‘One of literature’s most fiery and unclassifiable polemicists.’ —The Guardian  The Book Of Desire is the award-winning (Women’s Prize-shortlisted) writer Meena Kandasamy’s luminous translation of the Kāmattu-p-pāl, a 2000-year- ... more

Violeta - by Isabel Allende - £8.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING NOVEL FROM LITERARY LEGEND ISABEL ALLENDE   'Epic, beautifully crafted... Gripping from start to finish' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'A moving exploration of both the pain and the freedom of being an outsider' NEW STATESMAN ... more

She and Her Cat - by Makoto Shinkai and Naruki Nagakawa - £8.99
On the outskirts of Tokyo, in a neighbourhood crossed by a commuter railway, local cats weave their way through the lives and homes of their owners as they navigate difficult times.   A cat named Chobi sends silent messages of courage to a young w ... more

Now She is Witch - by Kirsty Logan - £9.99
She dug her mother's grave in the poison garden so it would stay hidden...  From the snowy winter woods to the bright midnight sun; from lost and powerless to finding your path, Now She is Witch conjures a world of violence and beauty - a world w ... more

Mischief Acts - by Zoe Gilbert - £9.99
A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR   'A work of extraordinary ambition, brilliantly realised' OBSERVER 'A mesmerising journey down the byways of English folklore' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Verbally dextrous, inventive, and hugely entertaining' THE TIME ... more

Medusa - by Jessie Burton - £8.99
'A beautiful and profound retelling' - Madeline Miller, author of The Song of Achilles and Circe 'Gives the serpent-headed monster of myth a powerful and haunting humanity' - Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne and Elektra   If I told you tha ... more

Concerning My Daughter - by Kim Hye-jin - £9.99
The Prize-Winning International Bestseller   'I can't help but be moved by a story about women meeting, fighting, helping each other, looking after one another, and raising their voices against the prejudice and criticism they are subject to.' Ch ... more

Queer Square Mile: Queer Short Stories from Wales - by Kirsti Bohata, Mihangel Morgan and Huw Osborne (Editors) - £15.00
This ground-breaking volume makes visible a long and diverse tradition of queer writing from Wales. Spanning genres from ghost stories and science fiction to industrial literature and surrealist modernism, these are stories of love, loss and transfor ... more

Shrines of Gaiety - by Kate Atkinson - £9.99
'Atkinson on her finest form. A marvel of plate-spinning narrative knowhow, a peak performance of consummate control.' OBSERVER  'This is the perfect novel for uncertain times.' THE TIMES   'I can think of few writers other than Dicken ... more

The Forward Book of Poetry 2024 - by Various poets - £9.99
A selection of the best contemporary poetry published in the UK over 2023.   This is poetry for our times.   The Forward Book of Poetry is the indispensable annual guide to contemporary poetry. In bringing together the best new work p ... more

Normal Rules Don't Apply - by Kate Atkinson - £18.99
The first story collection from Kate Atkinson in twenty years, Normal Rules Don't Apply is a dazzling array of eleven interconnected tales from the bestselling author of Shrines of Gaiety and Life After Life.   In this first full collection si ... more

The House of Marvellous Books - by Fiona Vigo Marshall - £8.99
Tucked away in a near-derelict library in the centre of London, The House of Marvellous Books is a publishing house on the brink of financial disaster. With assistant Ursula asleep at her desk, head publisher Gerard going health and safety mad, and c ... more

Pessimism is for Lightweights: 30 Pieces of Courage and Resistance - by Salena Godden - £13.99
One of the very first publications to come off the Rough Trade Books press, Pessimism is for Lightweights began life as thirteen pieces of courage and resistance from the pen of the one and only Salena Godden. These are poems written for the women’ ... more

The Marriage Portrait - by Maggie O'Farrell - £9.99
Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2023 A Reese’s Bookclub December Pick (2022) An Instant Sunday Times, New York Times and Irish Times Bestseller (August 2022) A Guardian and LitHub Book of the Year (December 2022)   ‘Ever ... more

The Snow Ghost and Other Tales: Classic Japanese Ghost Stories - by Various authors - £14.99
Enter the haunted world of Ancient Japan in this spine-tingling collection of ghostly tales told and retold across the centuries.  From Goblin infested caves and haunted Tombs, to vengeful spirits and strange, sinister happenings, Ancient Jap ... more

Illuminations - by Alan Moore - £9.99
THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  'A wonderful collection, brilliant and often moving ... Both mind-expanding and cosmic while utterly rooted in our urban reality' NEIL GAIMAN  'One of the great fiction minds of his generation' ROLLING S ... more

Tyger Tyger, Burning Bright: Much-Loved Poems You Half-Remember - by Ana Sampson - £12.99
Great poetry 'finds its way to the hearts of many, not just the minds of the few', and this delightful collection is the ideal way to browse, remember and enjoy some of poetry's greatest hits.  The new hardback edition of the first poetry ant ... more

Poetry for the Many: An Anthology - by Jeremy Corbyn and Len McCluskey - £16.99
Foreword by MELISSA BENN | Introduction by KARIE MURPHY   Jeremy Corbyn and Len McCluskey collaborated to help achieve the biggest electoral success for socialism in recent British history. The two men share a passionate belief in a fairer, mo ... more

What You Need to Be Warm - by Neil Gaiman - £12.99
Sometimes it only takes a stranger in a dark place... to say we have the right to be here, to make us warm in the coldest season.  In 2019, Neil Gaiman asked his Twitter followers: What reminds you of warmth? Over 1,000 responses later, Neil bega ... more

Queer Heroes of Myth and Legend: A Celebration of Gay Gods, Sapphic Saints, and Queerness... - by Dan Jones - £16.99
Hidden in the margins of history books, classical literature, and thousands of years of stories, myths and legends, through to contemporary literature, TV and film, there is a diverse and other-worldly super community of queer heroes to discover, lea ... more

Night Side of the River - by Jeanette Winterson - £18.99
The genre-bending and masterful new collection of ghost stories from Jeanette Winterson.  A ghost has no substance, but it has power - and presence - and it can appear in alternative forms. In the metaverse, we are all alternative forms. The Dead ... more

Diary of a Void - by Emi Yagi - £9.99
A hilarious, feminist debut novel from a new star of Japanese fiction.   'One of the most intriguing new novels of the summer.' Independent   For the sake of women everywhere, Ms Shibata is going to pull off the mother of all deceptions...   ... more

Julia - by Sandra Newman - £18.99
London, chief city of Airstrip One, the third most populous province of Oceania. It’s 1984 and Julia Worthing works as a mechanic fixing the novel-writing machines in the Fiction Department at the Ministry of Truth. Under the ideology of IngSoc and ... more

Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop - by Hwang Bo-reum, translated by Shanna Tan - £14.99
There was only one thing on her mind.  'I must start a bookshop.'  Yeongju did everything she was supposed to, go to university, marry a decent man, get a respectable job. Then it all fell apart. Burned out, Yeongju abandons her old life, qui ... more

And So This is Christmas: 51 Seasonally Adjusted Poems - by Brian Bilston - £12.99
It’s that time of year again...   With his signature wit, Brian Bilston returns with And So This is Christmas, fifty-one poems in celebration of the festive season: from bizarre family traditions to the office Christmas party; from voting day fo ... more

What You Are Looking for is in the Library - by Michiko Aoyama - £12.99
THE BESTSELLING JAPANESE NOVEL  For fans of The Midnight Library and Before the Coffee Gets Cold, this soul-stirring Japanese novel shows how the perfect book recommendation can help us fulfil our dreams.  'I definitely want to visit ... more

Gwen and Art Are Not in Love - by Lex Croucher - £8.99
'Exactly what I needed right now – a delightful, heart-warming, hilarious historical romp, overflowing with queer panic and terrible jokes. I loved it' - ALICE OSEMAN, bestselling author of HEARTSTOPPER  'Fun and genuinely funny, with lovel ... more

Our Share of Night - by Mariana Enriquez - £9.99
Translated by Megan McDowell  His father could find what was lost. His father knew when someone was going to die. His father had talked to him about the dead who rode in on the wind. The dead travel fast.  Gaspar is six years old when the Ord ... more

So Late in the Day - by Claire Keegan - £8.99
An exquisite new short story from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Small Things Like These and Foster.  ‘A genuine once-in-a-generation writer.’ The Times  After an uneventful Friday at the Dublin office, Cathal faces into t ... more

A Stroke of the Pen: The Lost Stories - by Terry Pratchett - £20.00
Far away and long ago, when dragons still existed and the only arcade game was ping-pong in black and white, a wizard cautiously entered a smoky tavern in the evil, ancient, foggy city of Morpork...   A truly unmissable, beautifully illustrated co ... more

The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction - by Neil Gaiman - £18.99
A captivating collection of fiction from one of the world's most beloved writers, introduced with a foreword by Booker Prize-winning author, Marlon James.  With a writer as prolific as Neil Gaiman, where do you begin? Or how do you know what to t ... more

Before We Say Goodbye - by Toshikazu Kawaguchi - £14.99
The million-copy bestselling series.  Toshikazu Kawaguchi’s poignant Before We Say Goodbye, translated from Japanese, explores the age-old question: what would you do if you could travel back in time? More importantly, who would you want to mee ... more

The Sentence - by Louise Erdrich - £9.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2022 PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE NIGHT WATCHMAN   In this stunning and timely novel, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich creates a wickedly funny gh ... more

The Winter Spirits: Ghostly Tales for Frosty Nights - by Various authors - £16.99
FROM THE CREATORS OF THE HAUNTING SEASON COMES A DAZZLING COLLECTION OF NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN GHOSTLY TALES.  ‘Terrific – every bit as good as an MR James collection’ ROSIE ANDREWS, author of THE LEVIATHAN  Featuring new and original storie ... more

That Green Eyed Girl - by Julie Owen Moylan - £9.99
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The Last Devil To Die: The Thursday Murder Club 4 - by Richard Osman - £22.00
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Demon Copperhead - by Barbara Kingsolver - £9.99
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