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Recommended Fiction & Poetry for Yuletide 2018!

The best of 2018 - over a hundred of our top fiction and poetry recommendations!

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - by Gail Honeyman - £8.99
• Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2017 • Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018 • No.1 Sunday Times bestseller • Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to su ... more

The End of Eddy - by Edouard Louis - £8.99
‘Before I had a chance to rebel against the world of my childhood, that world rebelled against me. In truth, confronting my parents, my social class, its poverty, racism and brutality came second. From early on I provoked shame and even disgust fro ... more

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

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

White Tears - by Hari Kunzru - £8.99
A feverish new tale from the bestselling author of The Impressionist: two ambitious young musicians are drawn into a dark underworld, haunted by the ghosts of a repressive past.  Two twenty-something New Yorkers: Seth, awkward and shy, and Carter ... more

The Golden House - by Salman Rushdie - £8.99
**New York Times bestseller**   When powerful real-estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, taking 'Roman' names, and move into a grand mansion in dow ... more

The Bedlam Stacks - by Natasha Pulley - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE'S ENCORE AWARD 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE 2018   'A sheer fantastical delight' The Times 'Epic' New York Times 'An immense treat' Observer Books of the Year 'A fast-paced adve ... more

The Ice - by Laline Paull - £8.99
An electrifying story of friendship, power and betrayal by the bestselling, Baileys-prize shortlisted author of The Bees. "A memorable eco-thriller. This is a world of arms dealers, heroic arctic adventurers and power crazed captains of industry. ... more

Flood - by Clare Shaw - £9.95
The territory of Clare Shaw's third collection isn't one she chose herself, but one which chose her: the flooded valley and the ruined home.   The 2015 floods in Britain left whole swathes of the country submerged, including her home town. Fl ... more

House of Names - by Colm Tóibín - £8.99
'They cut her hair before they dragged her to the place of sacrifice. Her mouth was gagged to stop her cursing her father, her cowardly, two-tongued father. Nonetheless, they heard her muffled screams.'   On the day of his daughter's wedding, Agam ... more

Bingo Love - by Tee Franklin, Jenn St-Onge and Joy San - £8.99
When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families.   Decades later, now in their mid-’60s, Hazel an ... more

Frankenstein in Baghdad - by Ahmed Saadawi - £9.99
A satirical reimagining of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein set in war-torn Baghdad.  SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2018 WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR ARABIC FICTION   From the rubble-strewn streets of US-occupied Bag ... more

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

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

This Is How It Ends - by Eva Dolan - £7.99
Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month The Times Crime Book of the Month Mail on Sunday Thriller of the Week  'Elegantly crafted, humane and thought-provoking. She's top drawer' Ian Rankin  This is how it begins.  With a near-empty buildi ... more

Poems to Live Your Life By - by Chris Riddell (illustrator) - £12.99
In Poems to Live Your Life By, Chris Riddell, political cartoonist for the Observer, has selected his very favourite classic and modern poems about life, death and everything in between.   This gorgeously illustrated collection includes forty-six ... more

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

Taking the Arrow out of the Heart - by Alice Walker - £8.99
Mindful poems about tolerance, justice and hope for the Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple.   Alice Walker, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning modern classic, The Color Purple, returns with a poetry collection th ... more

The Litten Path - by James Clarke - £9.99
March, 1984. Britain’s miners face political opposition. Soon, the State will confront them, violent forces will be unleashed and the country will change forever.  The Newmans have enough on their plate without a strike to contend with. Art ... more

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

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

What We Lose - by Zinzi Clemmons - £8.99
A short, intense and profoundly moving debut novel about race, identity, sex and death – from one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35  Thandi is a black woman, but often mistaken for Hispanic or Asian.  She is American, but ... more

A Boy in Winter - by Rachel Seiffert - £8.99
From the Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Dark Room, an extraordinary new novel.   Early on a grey November morning in 1941, only weeks after the German invasion, a small Ukrainian town is overrun by the SS. A Boy In Winter tells of the three ... more

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

Elmet - by Fiona Mozley - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017   Daniel is heading north. He is looking for someone. The simplicity of his early life with Daddy and Cathy has turned menacing and fearful. They lived apart in the house that Daddy built for them in the ... more

Doctor Who: The Women Who Lived - Amazing Tales for Future Time Lords - by Christel Dee and Simon Guerrier - £16.99
Meet the women who run the Whoniverse.   From Sarah Jane Smith to Bill Potts, from Susan Foreman to the Thirteenth Doctor, women are the beating heart of Doctor Who. Whether they’re facing down Daleks or thwarting a Nestene invasion, these women ... more

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

Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days - by Jeanette Winterson - £10.99
Everybody loves a Christmas story. The tradition of the Twelve Days of Christmas is a tradition of celebration, sharing and giving. And what better way to do that than with a story?   For years Jeanette Winterson has written a new story at Chris ... more

Leah on the Offbeat - by Becky Albertalli - £7.99
From the author of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, it's Simon's best friend Leah's turn to take centre stage.   When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat- but real life isn't always so rhythmic.   The only child of a s ... more

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

Stay With Me - by Ayobami Adebayo - £8.99
“If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking”   Shortlisted for the 2017 Baileys Prize, this Nigerian debut is the heart-breaking tale of what wanting a child can do to a person, a mar ... more

Spare and Found Parts - by Sarah Maria Griffin - £8.99
Nell Crane has never held a boy’s hand.   In a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing parts — an arm, a leg, an eye — Nell has always been an outsider. Her father is the famed scientist who created the biomechani ... more

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

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

When I Hit You - by Meena Kandasamy - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE JHALAK PRIZE 2018  Guardian’s Best Books of 2017 Daily Telegraph’s Best Books of 2017 Observer Best Books of 2017 Fina ... more

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

Friday Black - by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah - £12.99
Friday Black heralds the arrival of a thrilling new American literary star.   A Publisher's Weekly Most Anticipated Book for Fall 2018   Friday Black tackles urgent instances of racism and cultural unrest, and explores the many ways we fight fo ... more

Moonstruck Volume 1: Magic to Brew - by Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle, Kate Leth, Caitlin Quirk and Clayton Cowles - £8.99
Monsters, romance and magical hijinks - oh my!   In the little college town of Blitheton, fantasy creatures live cosy, normal lives right alongside humans, and werewolf barista Julie strives to be the most normal of all. But all heck breaks loose ... more

Bluebird, Bluebird - by Attica Locke - £7.99
A powerful novel about the explosive intersection of love, race, and justice from a writer and producer of the Emmy winning Fox TV/Channel 4 show Empire.  When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules - a fact that Darren ... more

A Self Help Guide to Being In Love with Jeremy Corbyn - by Jess Green - £9.99
When Jess Green joined the Labour Party at university she doubled the number of members who met weekly in the Liverpool Philharmonic pub. Since then she’s stuck by them through the downfall of Tony Blair, the disappointment of Gordon Brown and the ... more

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

24 Stories of Hope for Survivors of the Grenfell Tower Fire - by Kathy Burke (Editor) - £9.99
On the night of 14 June 2017, a fire engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London, killing at least 72 people and injuring many more. An entire community was destroyed. For many people affected by this tragedy, the psychological scars may nev ... more

If Cats Disappeared From The World - by Genki Kawamura, translated by Eric Selland - £9.99
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

Ironopolis - by Glen James Brown - £9.99
Stranded on the outskirts of Ironopolis — nickname to a lost industrial Middlesbrough — the Burn Council Estate is about to be torn down to make way for regeneration. For the future ... But these streets know many stories, some hide secrets... ... more

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

Poems For a World Gone to Sh*t - by Various poets - £9.99
An uplifting, moving and funny poetry anthology including the most-loved poets of the past and popular contemporary voices.  Discover the amazing power of poetry to make even the most f**cked up times feel better.  A beautiful little ... more

Walkaway - by Cory Doctorow - £8.99
In a world wrecked by climate change, in a society owned by the ultra-rich, in a city hollowed out by industrial flight, Hubert, Etc, Seth and Natalie have nowhere else to be and nothing better to do.   But there is another way. After all, now tha ... more

That Glimpse of Truth: The 100 Finest Short Stories Ever Written - by David Miller (Editor) - £15.00
Profound, lyrical, shocking, wise: the short story is capable of almost anything. This collection of 100 of the finest stories ever written ranges from the essential to the unexpected, the traditional to the surreal. Wide in scope, both beautiful and ... more

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

The Refugees - by Viet Thanh Nguyen - £8.99
The Refugees is a collection of perfectly formed stories written over a period of twenty years, exploring questions of immigration, identity, love, and family.  In The Refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen gives voice to lives led between two worlds, t ... more

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

The People in the Trees - by Hanya Yanagihara - £8.99
The stunning debut novel, from the author of A Little Life.  It is 1950 when Norton Perina, a young doctor, embarks on an expedition to a remote Micronesian island in search of a rumoured lost tribe. There he encounters a strange group of forest ... more

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

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

The Night Brother - by Rosie Garland - £9.99
Late nineteenth-century Manchester is a city of charms and dangers the perfect playground for young siblings, Edie and Gnome. But as they grow up, they grow apart, and while Gnome revels in the night-time, Edie wakes each morning, exhausted and uneas ... more

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

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

Conversations with Friends - by Sally Rooney - £8.99
WINNER OF THE SUNDAY TIMES / PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR A SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER AND TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR   Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and observant. A student in Dublin and an aspiring writer, at night she perform ... more

Dalila - by Jason Donald - £8.99
Irene Dalila Mwathi comes from Kenya with a brutally violent personal history. Once she wanted to be a journalist, now all she wants is to be safe. When she finally arrives, bewildered, in London, she is attacked by the very people paid to protect he ... more

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

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

The Unaccompanied - by Simon Armitage - £10.99
After more than a decade and following his celebrated adventures in drama, translation, travel writing and prose poetry, Simon Armitage’s eleventh collection of poems heralds a return to his trademark contemporary lyricism. The pieces in this multi ... more

Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories - by Various authors - £8.99
A rich collection of unnerving ghosts and sinister histories by Mark Haddon, Jeanette Winterson, Andrew Michael Hurley, Sarah Perry, Stuart Evers, Kate Clanchy, Kamila Shamsie and Max Porter.  Rooted in place, slipping between worlds – a ri ... more

The End We Start From - by Megan Hunter - £8.99
A startlingly beautiful story of a family’s survival, The End We Start From is a haunting but hopeful dystopian vision of a familiar world made dangerous and unstable.   Megan Hunter’s honed and spare prose paints an imagined future as realist ... more

Cosmocartography - by Ciarán Hodgers - £9.99
Cosmocartography is the debut poetry collection from multi-awardwinning Irish poet Ciarán Hodgers. It investigates a wide range of personal experiences, challenges what it means to belong and documents the journeys we take to understand ourselves, t ... more

Shatila Stories - by Various authors - £12.00
Peirene Press donate 50p of each sale and all profits of this book to the Lebanese NGO Basmeh & Zeitooneh -   Most novels are written by professional writers using second hand material. Not this one. Peirene commissio ... more

Home Fire - by Kamila Shamsie - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017   Isma is free. After years spent raising her twin siblings in the wake of their mother's death, she is finally studying in America, resuming a dream long deferred. But she can't stop worrying about Aneek ... more

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

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust, Volume One - by Philip Pullman - £9.99
Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory w ... more

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

Tangleweed and Brine - by Deirdre Sullivan, illustrated by Karen Vaughan - £8.99
The highly acclaimed, multi-prize-winning collection of retold fairytales; Tangleweed and Brine from Deirdre Sullivan and illustrated by Karen Vaughan is now available in paperback and includes an exclusive new short story, ‘Waking Beauty’.  ... more

To Kill a Mockingbird (Graphic Novel edition) - by Harper Lee, adapted and illustrated by Fred Fordham - £16.99
A beautifully crafted graphic novel adaptation of Harper Lee’s beloved American classic, voted the #1 Great American Read 2018.   ‘Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.’ ... more

Blue Light Yokohama - by Nicolás Obregón - £7.99
Inspired by a blistering real-life murder, Blue Light Yokohama's Inspector Iwata is perfect for fans of Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole.  THE MURDERER'S IN YOUR HOUSE... A family of four are found murdered in their own home. A painted black sun is left dr ... more

Snap - by Belinda Bauer - £8.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2018. As heard on BBC Radio 4 Front Row   'The best crime novel I've read in a very long time.' VAL MCDERMID   SNAP DECISIONS CAN BE DANGEROUS...  On a ... more

Bess - by Rose Thomas - £7.99
Bess, young, black and part of a new generation growing up in post-war Liverpool, faces age-old racism amidst new opportunities for work, and personal, social and sexual exploration.   Returning to Liverpool from her home in London, Bess ponde ... more

The All Night Bookshop - by David Belbin - £4.95
An elusive owner who lives on the top floor but is never seen… customers who turn up after midnight in slippers and dressing gown, driven by an urgent desire for a book about Icelandic myths or pottery… a beautiful and insomniac shop manager who ... more

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

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

Christmas Lights: Ten Poems for Dark Winter Nights - by Various authors - £4.95
The switching on of festive lights in towns and villages across the land announces the fact that Christmas is fast approaching. It also marks the start of real winter.  This delightful selection contains ten brand new poems by leading contemp ... more

Smile - by Roddy Doyle - £8.99
Smile has all the features for which Roddy Doyle has become famous: the razor-sharp dialogue, the humour, the superb evocation of childhood – but this is a novel unlike any he has written before. When you finish the last page you will have been cha ... more

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

Sing, Unburied, Sing - by Jesmyn Ward - £9.99
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2017 A TIME MAGAZINE BEST NOVEL OF THE YEAR and A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 OF 2017 Finalist for the Kirkus Prize Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal  An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope a ... more

Off the Shelf: A Celebration of Bookshops in Verse - by Carol Ann Duffy (Editor) - £8.99
In Off the Shelf: A Celebration of Bookshops in Verse, Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has commissioned a selection of the UK's most loved and lauded poets to each write a poem in celebration of books and bookshops - the worlds they hold, the freedoms ... more

The Sparsholt Affair - by Alan Hollinghurst - £8.99
In October 1940, the handsome young David Sparsholt arrives in Oxford. A keen athlete and oarsman, he at first seems unaware of the effect he has on others – particularly on the lonely and romantic Evert Dax, son of a celebrated novelist and destin ... more

Phone - by Will Self - £8.99
'WHATEVER YOU DO hang on to the phone. . . . . . . . ! . . . . . . . . ! Feel the smoothness of its bevelled screen . . . . . . . . ! . . . . . . . . ! Place your thumb in the soft depression of its belly-button - turn it over and over. . . . . . . . ... more

A Line Made By Walking - by Sara Baume - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2017 "When I finished Sara Baume’s new novel I immediately felt sad that I could not send it in the post to the late John Berger. He, too, would have loved it and found great joy in its honesty, its agility, ... more

2023: A Trilogy - by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu - £8.99
Well we're back again, They never kicked us out, twenty thousand years of SHOUT SHOUT SHOUT.  Down through the epochs and out across the continents, generation upon generation of the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu have told variants of the same story - ... more

Exit West - by Mohsin Hamid - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017  *One of Barack Obama's top ten books of 2017*  The Times Top 10 Bestseller Guardian Top 10 Bestseller The New York Times Top 5 Bestseller   Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2018 and finalist for ... more

Rise Like Lions: Poetry for the Many - by Compiled by Ben Okri - £9.99
An anthology of inspiring political poetry compiled by award-winning poet and novelist Ben Okri.   In Rise Like Lions, Booker Prize winning writer Ben Okri has compiled a collection of poems that celebrate the many voices of politics, from polemic ... more

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

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

All the Fabulous Beasts - by Priya Sharma - £11.99
The debut short story collection from acclaimed U.K. writer Priya Sharma, All the Fabulous Beasts collects 16 stunning and monstrous tales of love, rebirth, nature, and sexuality. A heady mix of myth and ontology, horror and the modern macabre. ... more

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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