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Recommended Fiction & Poetry for Yuletide 2020!

The best of 2020 - up to a hundred of our top fiction and poetry recommendations!

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Graphic novel) - by Scarlett and Sophie Rickard - £14.99
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists tells the story of a group of working men in the fictional town of Mugsborough, and socialist journeyman-prophet Frank Owen who attempts to convince his fellow workers that capitalism is the real source of the pov ... more

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World - by Elif Shafak - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019  'Expect vibrant, vivid and eye-opening descriptions of Middle Eastern life propelled by a tender storyline, all in Shafak's haunting, beautiful and considered prose' Vanity Fair  'Incredibly sens ... more

Queenie - by Candice Carty-Williams - £8.99
Queenie Jenkins can’t cut a break. Well, apart from one from her long term boyfriend, Tom. That’s definitely just a break though. Definitely not a break up. Stuck between a boss who doesn’t seem to see her, a family who don’t seem to listen ( ... more

Girl, Woman, Other - by Bernardine Evaristo - £8.99
***JOINT WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019***   Bernardine Evaristo is one of those writers who should be read by everyone, everywhere. Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters.  Mostly women, black and ... more

Spring - by Ali Smith - £8.99
From the bestselling author of Autumn and Winter, as well as the Baileys Prize-winning How to be both, comes the next installment in the remarkable, once-in-a-generation masterpiece, the Seasonal Quartet.  What unites Katherine Mansfield, Charlie ... more

Where the Crawdads Sing - by Delia Owens - £8.99
For years, rumors of the ‘Marsh Girl’ have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast.   So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. B ... more

The Testaments - by Margaret Atwood - £8.99
Margaret Atwood’s dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid’s Tale, is a modern classic. Now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel.  More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, the theoc ... more

Quichotte - by Salman Rushdie - £9.99
***SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019***  In a tour-de-force that is both an homage to an immortal work of literature and a modern masterpiece about the quest for love and family, Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author Salm ... more

Gender Swapped Fairy Tales - by Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett - £20.00
Discover a collection of fairy tales unlike the ones you've read before...  Once upon a time, in the middle of winter, a King sat at a window and sewed. As he sewed and gazed out onto the landscape, he pricked his finger with the needle, and ... more

The Beauty of Your Face - by Sahar Mustafah - £8.99
Afaf Rahman, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, is the principal of Nurrideen School for Girls, a Muslim school in the Chicago suburbs. One morning, a shooter―radicalized by the online alt-right―attacks the school.   As Afaf listens ... more

The Midnight Library - by Matt Haig - £16.99
Between life and death there is a library. When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret.  She feels she has let everyone down, including ... more

Convenience Store Woman - by Sayaka Murata - £8.99
Keiko has never really fitted in. At school and university people find her odd and her family worries she'll never be normal. To appease them, Keiko takes a job at a newly opened convenience store. Here, she finds peace and purpose in the simple, dai ... more

A Stray Dog, Following - by Greg Quiery - £8.00
Greg Quiery’s collection of recent work is a miscellany of story-telling, observation and humour.  This collection of poetry springs primarily from Greg Quiery’s experience of life in Liverpool, where he has lived since coming to Britain ... more

The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney - by Okechukwu Nzelu - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2020  How do you begin to find yourself when you only know half of who you are?   As Nnenna Maloney approaches womanhood she longs to connect with her Igbo-Nigerian culture. Her once close and tender r ... more

To Be Taught, If Fortunate - by Becky Chambers - £8.99
In the future, instead of terraforming planets to sustain human life, explorers of the galaxy transform themselves.   *FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR*  ‘Extraordinary...A future masterwork’ Joanne Harris   At the t ... more

Where Reasons End - by Yiyun Li - £8.99
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

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous - by Ocean Vuong - £8.99
**THE SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**  Brilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original – poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a sweeping and shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to the redemptive power of storytellin ... more

Broken Ghost - by Niall Griffiths - £8.99
**WINNER OF THE 2020 WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD**   A Welsh community witnesses a strange vision: the huge spectre of a woman floating over a ridge. Is it a collective hallucination, a meteorological phenomenon, or something supernatural? Th ... more

Lost Children Archive - by Valeria Luiselli - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019  The moving, powerful and urgent English-language debut from one of the brightest young stars in world literature.  Suppose you and Pa were gone, and we were lost. What would happen then?  ... more

A Thousand Ships - by Natalie Haynes - £8.99
Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020 One of the Guardian's and TLS's 'Best Books of 2019'   In A Thousand Ships, broadcaster and classicist Natalie Haynes retells the story of the Trojan War from an all-female perspective, for fan ... more

Folk Tales of Rock and Stone - by Jenny Moon - £12.99
From caverns deep underground to sky-high mountains, the rocks and stones all around us are ancient. Greedy oni lurk in a cave in Japan; a stonecutter becomes a mountain; and a story of romance, revenge and tragedy plays out on the face of a plate. & ... more

The Old Drift - by Namwali Serpell - £9.99
Electrifying, playful, ambitious, brilliant – a Zambian debut novel that follows three generations of three families, telling the story of a nation, and of the grand sweep of time.  On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majest ... more

Lanny - by Max Porter - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2019 LONGLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2019  Not far from London, there is a village.  This village belongs to the people who live in it and to those who l ... more

New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent - by Margaret Busby (Editor) - £14.99
Showcasing the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, this major international collection celebrates their contributions to literature and international culture.  Twenty-five years ago, Margaret Busby’s groundbreaking anthology ... more

Before the Coffee Gets Cold - by Toshikazu Kawaguchi - £8.99
What would you change if you could go back in time?  In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experienc ... more

Katalin Street - by Magda Szabo - £8.99
BY THE AUTHOR OF THE DOOR, ONE OF NYTBR'S TEN BEST BOOKS OF 2015 WINNER OF THE 2018 PEN TRANSLATION PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE WARWICK WOMEN IN TRANSLATION PRIZE 2019   In prewar Budapest three families live side by side on gracious Katalin Stre ... more

Summer - by Ali Smith - £16.99
The unmissable finale to Ali Smith's dazzling literary tour de force: the Seasonal quartet concludes in 2020 with Summer.  In the present, Sacha knows the world's in trouble. Her brother Robert just is trouble. Their mother and father are having ... more

Burnt Sugar - by Avni Doshi - £14.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020.  In her youth, Tara was wild. She abandoned her loveless marriage to join an ashram, endured a brief stint as a beggar (mostly to spite her affluent parents), and spent years chasing after a dishevelled, ... more

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse (Limited Edition) - by Charlie Mackesy - £16.99
Discover the book everyone is falling in love with...   Experience the world of a curious boy, a greedy mole, a wary fox and a wise horse who find themselves together, in sometimes difficult terrain, sharing their greatest fears and biggest di ... more

In at the Deep End - by Kate Davies - £8.99
WINNER OF THE POLARI BOOK PRIZE 2020 SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN WODEHOUSE PRIZE 2019  Until recently, Julia hadn't had sex in three years. But now:  * a one-night stand is accusing her of breaking his penis; * a sexua ... more

The Island of Sea Women - by Lisa See - £8.99
A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island.   Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are ... more

Do You Dream of Terra-Two? - by Temi Oh - £8.99
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet meets The 100 in this unforgettable debut by a brilliant new voice.   A century ago, scientists theorised that a habitable planet existed in a nearby solar system. Today, ten astronauts will leave a dying Eart ... more

The Ministry for the Future - by Kim Stanley Robinson - £20.00
Established in 2025, the purpose of the new organisation was simple: To advocate for the world's future generations and to protect all living creatures, present and future. It soon became known as the Ministry for the Future, and this is its story. & ... more

Leave the World Behind - by Rumaan Alam - £14.99
**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER***  A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong.   Amanda and Clay head to a remote corner of Long Island expecting ... more

Nightingale Point - by Luan Goldie - £8.99
THE DEBUT NOVEL FROM THE COSTA SHORT STORY AWARD WINNER A BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB PICK  On an ordinary Saturday morning in 1996, the residents of Nightingale Point wake up to their normal lives and worries.  Mary has a secret life th ... more

The Black Flamingo - by Dean Atta - £7.99
‘I masquerade in makeup and feathers and I am applauded.’   Fiercely told, this is a powerful coming-of-age story told in verse, from one of the UK’s leading poets, Dean Atta. Perfect for fans of Sarah Crossan and Poet X.   A boy comes ... more

Shuggie Bain - by Douglas Stuart - £14.99
Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020.  It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from life.  She dreams of greater things: a house with its own front door and a life bought a ... more

Best British Short Stories 2020 - by Nicholas Royle (Editor) - £9.99
The nation's favourite annual guide to the short story, now in its tenth 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 stories publishe ... more

Things We Say in the Dark - by Kirsty Logan - £8.99
So here we go, into the dark.  Some things can’t be spoken about in the light of day. But we can visit our fears at night, in the dark. We can turn them over and weigh them in our hands and maybe that will protect us from them. But maybe not.  ... more

Strange Weather In Tokyo - by Hiromi Kawakami - £8.99
Tsukiko is in her late 30s and living alone when one night she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, 'Sensei', in a bar. He is at least thirty years her senior, retired and, she presumes, a widower. After this initial encounter, the ... more

The Stray Cats of Homs - by Eva Nour - £12.99
'A cat has seven souls in Arabic. In English cats have nine lives. You probably have both nine lives and seven souls, because otherwise I don't know how you've made it this far.'  Sami's childhood is much like any other - an innocent blend of ... more

Patsy - by Nicole Dennis-Benn - £8.99
From award-winning novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn comes this beautifully layered portrait of motherhood, immigration and sacrifice A TIME MAGAZINE 'MUST READ BOOK OF 2019'  LONGLISTED FOR A PEN/FAULKNER AWARD 2020   Patsy yearns to es ... more

In Love with George Eliot - by Kathy O'Shaughnessy - £9.99
A TLS BOOK OF THE YEAR.   Who was the real George Eliot?   In Love with George Eliot is a glorious debut novel which tells the compelling story of England's greatest woman novelist as you've never read it before.   Marian Evans has scanda ... more

Hotel Africa: New Short Fiction from Africa - by Various authors - £8.99
Check-in... To five-star neon-lit luxury. To budget motels with the option to pay by the hour. To intimate anonymous rooms wiped clean every twenty-four hours or clammy beds where remnants of yesterday's guests still lurk.   Check-in... Lovers ... more

Agent Running in the Field - by John Le Carre - £8.99
Nat, a 47 year-old veteran of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, believes his years as an agent runner are over. He is back in London with his wife, the long-suffering Prue. But with the growing threat from Moscow Centre, the office has one more ... more

Talking Heads - by Alan Bennett - £12.99
Alan Bennett sealed his reputation as the master of observation with this series of 12 groundbreaking monologues, originally filmed for BBC Television.  At once darkly comic, tragically poignant and wonderfully uplifting, is widely regarded as ... more

Where The Wild Ladies Are - by Aoko Matsuda, translated by Polly Barton - £9.99
Winner of an English PEN Award Named a ‘new book you need to read in 2020‘ by i-D Named a ‘best book of the year so far‘ by Tatler  Witty, inventive, and profound, Where the Wild Ladies Are is a contemporary feminist retelling of tr ... more

Foxfire, Wolfskin & Other Stories of Shapeshifting Women - by Sharon Blackie - £8.99
‘She lived fully, my fox, and I envied her with all my heart. I wanted to dance with her, sister or lover, across the snow-clad vastness of this land. Together, we’d create the Northern Lights. For that is what foxes do – racing over the fells, ... more

The Lying Life of Adults - by Elena Ferrante - £20.00
A powerful new novel set in a divided Naples by Elena Ferrante, the beloved best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend.  Giovanna’s pretty face has changed: it’s turning into the face of an ugly, spiteful adolescent. But is she seeing thi ... more

Sudden Traveller - by Sarah Hall - £8.99
*WINNER OF THE BBC NATIONAL SHORT STORY AWARD 2020 *SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDGE HILL SHORT STORY PRIZE *SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES TAIT BLACK MEMORIAL PRIZE  A Guardian, Financial Times and Irish Times Book of the Year  In Turkish fores ... more

Troubled Blood - by Robert Galbraith - £20.00
Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough - who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974. Strike has never tackled a cold c ... more

Poor - by Caleb Femi - £9.99
A NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR  What is it like to grow up in a place where the same police officer who told your primary school class they were special stops and searches you at 13 because 'you fit the description of a man' - and where it ... more

Animal Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland - by Sharon Jacksties - £12.99
Stories and animals have long travelled the same routes. Through our heritage of charming, quirky and profound tales, you will find yourself re-acquainted with Britain's wondrous fauna.   Find out how hedgehog ended up with spines and what ma ... more

The Captain and the Glory - by Dave Eggers - £7.99
A hilarious, biting satire of the United States and its unpredictable leader from the best-selling author of The Circle.  The grand ship Glory has been skilfully captained for years, but when its well-loved old skipper decides to step down, a new ... more

Rainbow Milk - by Paul Mendez - £14.99
"When did you last read a novel about a young, black, gay, Jehovah Witness man from Wolverhampton who flees his community to make his way in London as a prostitute? This might be a debut, but Mendez is an exciting, accomplished and daring storyteller ... more

Gingerbread - by Helen Oyeyemi - £8.99
"A writer of sentences so elegant that they gleam"(Ali Smith, author of How to be Both) Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children's stories - equal parts wholesome and uncanny - beloved novelist Helen Oyeyemi inv ... more

The Beekeeper of Aleppo - by Christy Lefteri - £8.99
For readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Kite Runner and The Other Hand - a testament to the human powers of survival.  In the midst of war, he found love In the midst of darkness, he found courage In the midst of tragedy, he found hope ... more

Black Leopard, Red Wolf: Dark Star Trilogy Book 1 - by Marlon James - £9.99
"Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the kind of novel I never realized I was missing until I read it. A dangerous, hallucinatory, ancient Africa, which becomes a fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made, with language as powerful as Angela Car ... more

The House Without Windows - by Barbara Newhall Follett, illustrated and introduced by Jackie Morris - £7.99
Discover a dazzling lost classic of nature writing and a visionary work of feminist empowerment - written almost a century ago by a twelve-year-old child...   Eepersip is a girl with the wild in her heart. She does not want to live locked up ... more

Big Sky - by Kate Atkinson - £8.99
Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village in North Yorkshire, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son Nathan and ageing Labrador Dido, both at the discretion of his former partner Julia. It’s a picturesque setting, b ... more

The Discomfort of Evening - by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld - £8.99
WINNER OF THE BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2020   I asked God if he please couldn't take my brother Matthies instead of my rabbit. 'Amen.'   Ten-year-old Jas has a unique way of experiencing her universe: the feeling of udder ointment on her sk ... more

Hamnet - by Maggie O'Farrell - £20.00
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020   TWO EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE. A LOVE THAT DRAWS THEM TOGETHER. A LOSS THAT THREATENS TO TEAR THEM APART.  On a summer’s day in 1596, a young girl in Stratford-upon-Avon takes to her ... more

If I Had Your Face - by Frances Cha - £12.99
If I Had Your Face plunges us into the mesmerizing world of contemporary Seoul - a place where extreme plastic surgery is as routine as getting a haircut, where women compete for spots in secret 'room salons' to entertain wealthy businessmen after ho ... more

The Rosie Result - by Graham Simsion - £7.99
THE WONDERFUL FINAL INSTALMENT TO THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING SERIES THAT BEGAN WITH THE ROSIE PROJECT   Big-hearted, hilarious and life-affirming, The Rosie Result is a story of overcoming life's obstacles with a little love and a lot of ov ... more

Things in Jars - by Jess Kidd - £8.99
The gripping Victorian detective novel from the Costa Award-winner and twice BBC Radio 2 Book Club author.  The case of the extraordinary child...  London, 1863. A strange puzzle has reached Bridie Devine, the finest female detective of her age ... more

That Reminds Me - by Derek Owusu - £8.99
Anansi, your four gifts raised to nyame granted you no power over the stories I tell...  This is the story of K.  K is sent into care before a year marks his birth. He grows up in fields and woods, and he is happy, he thinks. When K is eleven ... more

The Shadow King - by Maaza Mengiste - £9.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020  ETHIOPIA. 1935. With the threat of Mussolini's army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid.   Her new employer, Kidane, an officer in Emperor Haile Selassie's ... more

Find Me - by André Aciman - £8.99
Elio believes he has left behind his first love – but as an affair with an older man intensifies, his thoughts turn to the past and to Oliver.   Oliver, a college professor, husband and father, is preparing to leave New York. The imminent tr ... more

LOCKS - by Ashleigh Nugent - £8.99
LOCKS is a book and one-man show about a mixed-race English boy in a Jamaican prison. Based on a true story.  "1993 was the year that Stephen Lawrence got murdered by racists, and I became an angry Black lad with a ‘chip on his shoulder’."  ... more

Staying Human: New Poems for Staying Alive - by Neil Astley (Editor) - £12.99
Staying Human is the sequel to the Staying Alive trilogy of anthologies which have introduced many thousands of new readers to contemporary poetry. This fourth Bloodaxe world poetry anthology offers poetry lovers an even broader, international selec ... more

Manchester Happened - by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi - £8.99
A stunning new story collection from Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, acclaimed author of Kintu and winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014 and the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction 2018.  If there's one thing the characters in Jennifer Mak ... more

Home Body - by rupi kaur - £12.99
From the Number One Sunday Times bestselling author of milk and honey and the sun and her flowers comes her greatly anticipated third collection of poetry.   rupi kaur constantly embraces growth, and in home body, she walks readers through a refl ... more

Black Car Burning - by Helen Mort - £8.99
How do we trust each other?   Alexa is a young police community support officer whose world feels unstable. Her father is estranged and her girlfriend is increasingly distant. Their polyamorous relationship – which for years felt so natural – ... more

Women's Weird: Strange Stories by Women, 1890-1940 - by Melissa Edmundson (Editor) - £12.99
Early Weird fiction embraces the supernatural, horror, science fiction, fantasy and the Gothic, and was explored with enthusiasm by many women writers in the United Kingdom and in the USA in the late Victorian period and in the early twentieth centur ... more

The Girl with the Louding Voice - by Abi Dare - £8.99
* AS RECOMMENDED BY MALALA YOUSAFZAI * AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A TOP TEN SUNDAY POST BESTSELLERA STYLIST BEST BOOK OF 2020   All you have are your words.   Meet Adunni, a teenage girl born into a rural Nigerian village. Aged f ... more

A Thousand Moons - by Sebastian Barry - £18.99
From the Costa Book of the Year-winning author of Days Without End.   Even when you come out of bloodshed and disaster in the end you have got to learn to live...  Winona is a young Lakota orphan adopted by former soldiers Thomas McNul ... more

The Night Tiger - by Yangsze Choo - £8.99
They say a tiger that devours too many humans can take the form of a man and walk among us...  In 1930s colonial Malaya, a dissolute British doctor receives a surprise gift of an eleven-year-old Chinese houseboy. Sent as a bequest from an old ... more

Dog - by Shaun Tan - £7.99
A beautifully poignant gift book exploring the relationship between man and man's best friend, from the masterful Shaun Tan.  One day I threw my stick at you. You brought it back. Then we were walking side by side as if it had always been ... more

Inland - by Tea Obreht - £8.99
FEATURED ON BARACK OBAMA'S 2019 READING LIST SHORTLISTED FOR THE SWANSEA UNIVERSITY DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE   Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life, biding her time with her youngest son - who is convin ... more

Love - by Roddy Doyle - £18.99
A TIMES, GUARDIAN, IRISH TIMES, NEW STATESMAN AND i BEST BOOK FOR AUTUMN  One summer's evening, two men meet up in a Dublin restaurant. Old friends, now married and with grown-up children, their lives have taken seemingly similar paths. But ... more

The Water Dancer - by Ta-Nehisi Coates - £8.99
THE NEW YORK TIMES #1 BESTSELLER OPRAH BOOK CLUB PICK "One of the best books I have ever read in my entire life. I haven't felt this way since I first read Beloved...."(Oprah Winfrey) The unmissable debut novel by the critically acclaim ... more

City of Girls - by Elizabeth Gilbert - £8.99
A SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER   New York, 1940. Young, glamorous and inseparable, Vivian and Celia are chasing trouble from one end of the city to the other. But there is risk in all this play – that's what makes it so fun, and so da ... more

Cilka's Journey - by Heather Morris - £8.99
Based on the heart-breaking true story of Cilka Klein, Cilka's Journey is a million copy international bestseller and the sequel to the No.1 bestselling phenomenon, The Tattooist of Auschwitz   In 1942 Cilka Klein is just sixteen years old when s ... more

Olive, Again - by Elizabeth Strout - £8.99
An extraordinary new novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Number One New York Times bestselling author of Olive Kitteridge and My Name is Lucy Barton.   Olive, Again follows the blunt, contradictory yet deeply loveable Olive Kitteridge as she grow ... more

Girl - by Edna O'Brien - £8.99
Winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2020 Longlisted for the 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction Shortlisted for the 2020 Orwell Prize for Political Fiction Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize 2020 A Times, Evening Standar ... more

The Forward Book of Poetry 2021 - by Various poets - £9.99
The annual Forward Book of Poetry brings news from the frontlines of the contemporary poetry boom.  The judges of the Forward Prizes, described by the Daily Telegraph as 'the most coveted awards in British poetry', have chosen the best work from ... more

Silver Sparrow - by Tayari Jones - £8.99
A Most Anticipated Book for 2020 according to The Sunday Times, the FT and the Guardian  A breathtaking tale of family secrets, from the international bestselling author of An American Marriage.  'My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist.' ... more

Dancer - by Colum McCann - £9.99
This novel opens on a battlefield: trudging back from the front through a ravaged and icy wasteland, their horses dying around them, their own hunger rendering them almost savage, the Russian soldiers are exhausted as they reach the city of Ufa, desp ... more

The Nickel Boys - by Colson Whitehead - £8.99
** Winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. **   Author of The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead, brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in 1960s Fl ... more

Grand Union: Stories - by Zadie Smith - £8.99
The first ever collection of stories from the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Swing Time and White Teeth.  In the summer of 1959, an Antiguan immigrant in north west London lives the last day of his life, unknowingly caught in someone else ... more

Real Life - by Brandon Taylor - £9.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE  Wallace has spent his summer in the lab breeding a strain of microscopic worms. He is four years into a biochemistry degree at a lakeside Midwestern university, a life that’s a world away from his chil ... more

The Ministry of Guidance - and Other Stories - by Golnoosh Nour - £7.99
Set mostly in Iran, but making forays to London, Germany, and the transit area of a Ukrainian airport, the stories are brilliantly deft in summoning up the dilemmas of their protagonists, be they characters who are kicking against the confines of the ... more

Dominicana - by Angie Cruz - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION   'A thrilling, necessary, and unforgettable portrait of what it means to be an immigrant' ~ Patricia Engel  Fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion never dreamed of moving to America, the way the girls s ... more

Gun Island - by Amitav Ghosh - £8.99
Bundook. Gun. A common word, but one which turns Deen Datta's world upside down.   A dealer of rare books, Deen is used to a quiet life spent indoors, but as his once-solid beliefs begin to shift, he is forced to set out on an extraordinary journe ... more

The Lamplighter - by Jackie Kay - £9.99
In The Lamplighter award-winning poet and Scottish Makar Jackie Kay takes us on a journey into the dark heart of Britain's legacy in the slave trade.   First produced as a play, on the page it reads as a profound and tragic multi-layered poem ... more

Trouble Is What I Do - by Walter Mosley - £12.99
From innovative bestselling novelist Walter Mosley comes the return of the beloved Leonid McGill detective series featuring a morally ambiguous P.I. who solves crimes and whose victims are society’s most downtrodden.  Leonid McGill’s spen ... more

The World That We Knew - by Alice Hoffman - £8.99
* LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL *  In Berlin in 1941 during humanity's darkest hour, three unforgettable young women must act with courage and love to survive, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Marri ... more

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