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Recommended Fiction & Poetry for Yuletide 2021!

The best of 2021 - over a hundred of our top fiction and poetry recommendations!

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Warning: When I Am an Old Woman, I Shall Wear Purple - by Jenny Joseph, illustrated by Lydia Coventry - £6.99
Voted Britain's favourite poem, 'Warning', written in 1961, is known and loved the world over for its message of old age as a time for indulgence and fun.   In the poem's respectable middle-aged woman, as she imagines herself in old age as a chee ... more

Call Us What We Carry - by Amanda Gorman - £14.99
The breakout poetry collection by Sunday Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman.   'This is more than protest. It's a promise.'  Including 'The Hill We Climb,' the stirring poem read at the inauguration of ... more

Treacle Walker - by Alan Garner - £10.00
Treacle Walker is a stunning fusion of myth and folklore and an exploration of the fluidity of time, vivid storytelling that brilliantly illuminates an introspective young mind trying to make sense of everything around him.  ‘Ragbone! Ragbo ... more

Sad Janet - by Lucie Britsch - £8.99
A whip-smart black comedy for fans of Fleabag and My Year of Rest and Relaxation.  Named one of the Best Books of the Summer by LitHub, The Millions, Refinery29, and Hey Alma.   Meet Janet. Janet is sad. Not about her life, about the world ... more

Piranesi - by Susanna Clarke - £8.99
WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021 A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE KITSCHIES RED TENTACLE AWARD  The spectacular new novel from the bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, 'one of our ... more

The Cat Who Saved Books - by Sosuke Natsukawa, translated by Louise Heal Kawai - £9.99
Grandpa used to say it all the time: books have tremendous power. But what is that power really?  Natsuki Books was a tiny second-hand bookshop on the edge of town. Inside, towering shelves reached the ceiling, every one crammed full of wonde ... more

Slug - by Hollie McNish - £14.99
"An intoxicating mixture of poetry and prose, Slug is a taboo-busting delight"(Scotsman) "She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love"(Kae Tempest) The new collection of poetry and prose from the Ted Hughes Award-winning author of Nobo ... more

Christmas Together: Twelve Poems for Those We Love - by Various poets - £4.95
Christmas together... It sounds almost ordinary but it’s something we’ve come to appreciate all over again in recent times. These delightful poems celebrate shared moments – from the mayhem of a kitchen full of steam and chaos to carols sung ar ... more

Mrs Death Misses Death - by Salena Godden - £14.99
Mrs Death tells her intoxicating story in this life-affirming fire-starter of a novel.  Mrs Death has had enough. She is exhausted from spending eternity doing her job and now she seeks someone to unburden her conscience to. Wolf Willeford, a tro ... more

Shuggie Bain - by Douglas Stuart - £8.99
Winner of the Booker Prize 2020 Shortlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction 2020 A BBC Radio 2 Between the Covers 2021 Book Choice   It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always exp ... more

The Cat and The City - by Nick Bradley - £8.99
In Tokyo - one of the world's largest megacities - a stray cat is wending her way through the back alleys. And, with each detour, she brushes up against the seemingly disparate lives of the city-dwellers, connecting them in unexpected ways.  ... more

A Long Petal Of The Sea - by Isabel Allende - £8.99
'September 3, 1939, the day of the Spanish exiles' splendid arrival in Chile, the Second World War broke out in Europe.  Victor Dalmau is a young doctor when he is caught up in the Spanish Civil War, a tragedy that leaves his life – and the fat ... more

The Ormering Tide - by Kathryn Williams - £14.00
The Ormering Tide is a coming of age story set amidst a series of darkly foreboding events. Rozel lives with her triplet older brothers and her parents in the bay of a small island. One of her brothers goes missing and the family's landlord, Mr Willo ... more

The Manningtree Witches - by A.K. Blakemore - £8.99
WINNER OF THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE  Fear and destruction take root in a community of women when the Witchfinder General comes to town, in this dark and thrilling debut.  England, 1643. Parliament is battling the King; the war bet ... more

Sorrowland - by Rivers Solomon - £14.99
A triumphant, genre-bending novel, following a young woman through a nightmarish yet recognisable landscape as she attempts to create a new life for herself and her children.   Vern, a hunted woman alone in the woods, gives birth to twins a ... more

The Year's Best Science Fiction Vol. 2: The Saga Anthology of Science Fiction 2021 - by Jonathan Strahan (Editor) - £12.99
The most celebrated science fiction short story editor of our time, multi-award-winning editor and Locus Magazine critic Jonathan Strahan presents the definitive collection of best short science fiction of 2021.   With short works from some o ... more

The Twelve Even Stranger Days of Christmas - by Syd Moore - £6.99
From the twice CWA Dagger shortlisted author of The Twelve Strange Days of Christmas come twelve stories to transport you to the macabre world of inexplicable phenomena.   As the dark winter nights get longer, prepare to lose yourself in the world ... more

Exit - by Belinda Bauer - £8.99
Perfect for fans of Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club, this is the page-turning, twisty, and often hilarious new crime novel from bestselling author Belinda Bauer.  Meet Felix Pink. The most unlikely murderer you'll ever have the good ... more

The Country of Others - by Leila Slimani - £14.99
1944. After the Liberation, Mathilde leaves France to join her husband in Morocco. But life here is unrecognisable to this brave and passionate young woman.  Her life is now that of a farmer's wife - with all the sacrifices and vexations that ... more

Great Circle - by Maggie Shipstead - £16.99
Shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize   For fans of The Goldfinch, All the Light We Cannot See and The Girls: this monumentally powerful epic weaves together the astonishing lives of a daredevil female aviator and the Hollywood rebel who will pla ... more

The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem - by Amanda Gorman - £9.99
Amanda Gorman's powerful and historic poem "The Hill We Climb," read at President Joe Biden's inauguration, is now available as a collectible gift edition.   On 20 January 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a poetry ... more

I Who Have Never Known Men - by Jacqueline Harpman - £9.99
Discover the haunting, heartbreaking post-apocalyptic tale of female friendship and intimacy set in a deserted world.   Deep underground, thirty-nine women are kept in isolation in a cage. Above ground, a world awaits.  Has it been ab ... more

Beautiful World, Where Are You - by Sally Rooney - £16.99
The new novel from the internationally bestselling author of Normal People.   'The literary phenomenon of the decade.' – Guardian 'The best novel published this year.' – The Times 'Quite astonishing.' – Independent 'The most enjoyable no ... more

Peaces - by Helen Oyeyemi - £14.99
"A writer of sentences so elegant that they gleam."(Ali Smith) Peaces is the story of Otto and Xavier Shin, a couple who embark on a mysterious train journey that takes them far beyond any destination they could have anticipated.  As the carr ... more

Bewilderment - by Richard Powers - £18.99
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021  THE BRAND NEW NOVEL FROM THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING, BOOKER PRIZE-SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF THE OVERSTORY  Theo Byrne is a promising young astrobiologist who has found a way to search for life on other ... more

The Vanishing Half - by Brit Bennett - £8.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP BESTSELLER #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE  The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, south ... more

The Mirror & The Light - by Hilary Mantel - £9.99
'If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?'   England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfa ... more

The Man Who Died Twice - by Richard Osman - £18.99
THE SECOND NOVEL IN THE RECORD-BREAKING, MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES BY RICHARD OSMAN.  It's the following Thursday.  Elizabeth has received a letter from an old colleague, a man with whom she has a long history. ... more

The Complete Two Pints - by Roddy Doyle - £10.99
Two men meet for a pint in a Dublin pub...   In 2012, Roddy Doyle showed us the world anew: through the back-and-forth of two Dublin pub-dwellers. They chewed the fat, set the world to rights, slagged each other unmercifully. And along the wa ... more

The Fortune Men - by Nadifa Mohamed - £14.99
Mahmood Mattan is a fixture in Cardiff's Tiger Bay, 1952, which bustles with Somali and West Indian sailors, Maltese businessmen and Jewish families. He is a father, chancer, some-time petty thief. He is many things, in fact, but he is not a murderer ... more

Cunning Women - by Elizabeth Lee - £14.99
When it is no longer safe to be a witch, they call themselves cunning.   1620s Lancashire. Away from the village lies a small hamlet, abandoned since the Plague, where only one family dwells amongst its ruins. Young Sarah Haworth, her mother, brot ... more

Klara and the Sun - by Kazuo Ishiguro - £20.00
‘The Sun always has ways to reach us.'   From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street ... more

The Promise - by Damon Galgut - £16.99
Winner of the 2021 Booker Prize  Discover the Booker Prize-shortlisted literary masterpiece of a family in crisis.   The Promise charts the crash and burn of a white South African family, living on a farm outside Pretoria. The Swarts are g ... more

Transcendent Kingdom - by Yaa Gyasi - £14.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021.   From the bestselling author of Homegoing.  As a child Gifty would ask her parents to tell the story of their journey from Ghana to Alabama, seeking escape in myths of heroism and romance. Wh ... more

The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories - by Jessica Harrison (Editor) - £12.99
The perfect gift this Christmas season: a generous selection of some of the greatest festive stories of all time - now in a beautiful clothbound edition.  This is a collection of the most magical, moving, chilling and surprising Christmas sto ... more

Dark Fairy Tales of Fearless Women - by Rosalind Kerven - £12.99
Enter a world in which magic exists, hope wins and every woman's heart is alive with courage!  This global feast of ancient tales features valiant women overcoming every kind of obstacle and danger to fulfil their destinies. Travel through Af ... more

Good Citizens Need Not Fear - by Maria Reva - £8.99
A cast of unforgettable characters--citizens of the small industrial town of Kirovka--populate Maria Reva's ingeniously entwined tales that span the chaotic years leading up to and immediately following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989.  ... more

The Days of Abandonment - by Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein - £8.99
Rarely have the foundations upon which our ideas of motherhood and womanhood rest been so candidly questioned.  This compelling novel tells the story of one woman's headlong descent into what she calls an 'absence of sense' after being abandoned by ... more

The Forward Book of Poetry 2022 - by Various poets - £9.99
The Forward Book of Poetry is the indispensable annual guide to contemporary poetry. In bringing together the best new work published in the UK and Ireland, as chosen by the jury of the annual Forward Prizes, this anthology offers an overview of the ... more

Treasury of Folklore: Woodlands and Forests - Wild Gods, World Trees and Werewolves - by Dee Dee Chainey and Willow Winsham - £12.99
An entertaining and enthralling collection of myths, tales and traditions surrounding our trees, woodlands and forests from around the world.   From the dark, gnarled woodlands of the north, to the humid jungles of the southern lands, trees have ... more

Black Sci-Fi Short Stories - by Various authors - £20.00
A deluxe edition of new writing and neglected perspectives.  Dystopia, apocalypse, gene-splicing, cloning and colonization are explored here by new authors and combined with proto-sci-fi and speculative writing of an older tradition (by W.E.B. ... more

A Saint from Texas - by Edmund White - £9.99
From legendary writer Edmund White, a bold and sweeping new novel that traces the extraordinary fates of twin sisters, one destined for Parisian nobility and the other for Catholic sainthood.  Yvette and Yvonne Crawford are twin sisters, bor ... more

Nevertheless She Persisted - by Jon Walter - £8.99
The year is 1913. The suffragette movement is in full force as women around the country are fighting for the right to vote. Nancy and Clara, two sisters, have found work in a local women's prison.  On a daily basis they are coming face-to-fac ... more

The Angels of L19 - by Jonathan Walker - £10.99
There’s more than one way to be born again.   Liverpool, 1984. The teenagers at Garston Chapel are the same as the rest of us: The Smiths, U2, crushes, football, mates. The grimy, low-down politics of the Thatcher era casting deep shadows i ... more

pandemonium - by Andrew McMillan - £10.00
*A 'BOOKS OF 2021' PICK IN THE GUARDIAN, FINANCIAL TIMES AND IRISH TIMES CULTURE*   After two prize-winning collections which examined the intimacies and intricacies of the physical body, McMillan's third book marks a shift: both inward, int ... more

Breasts and Eggs - by Mieko Kawakami - £9.99
On a hot summer's day in a poor suburb of Tokyo we meet three women: thirty-year-old Natsuko, her older sister Makiko, and Makiko's teenage daughter Midoriko. Makiko, an ageing hostess despairing the loss of her looks, has travelled to Tokyo in searc ... more

A Scandinavian Christmas: Festive Tales for a Nordic Noel - by Various authors - £12.99
Ranging from Hans Christian Anderson to Karl Ove Knausgaard, have yourself a nordic noel with the very best Scandinavian Christmas tales.  Have yourself a truly Scandinavian Christmas... Of visions and prophesies seen in dark, dark woods. Of ... more

The Last House on Needless Street - by Catriona Ward - £8.99
*** A BBC TWO BETWEEN THE COVERS BOOK CLUB PICK ***  This is the story of a murderer. A stolen child. Revenge.  This is the story of Ted, who lives with his young daughter Lauren and his cat Olivia in an ordinary house at the end of a ... more

The Every - by Dave Eggers - £12.99
The electrifying follow-up to Dave Eggers' New York Times Bestseller The Circle.  When the world's largest search engine / social media company merges with the planet's dominant e-commerce site, it creates the richest and most dangerous-and, ... more

Eve (Graphic novel) - by Una - £14.99
A powerful novel of mothers and daughters, and how we imagine our future, from acclaimed author of Becoming Unbecoming. "This is a disturbing and necessary book for our times, because it leaves us with a question. In Eve, Una describes a society ... more

Summer - by Ali Smith - £8.99
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

Mandrake Petals and Scattered Feathers: Tales from the Forest and Beyond - by David Greygoose - £8.99
These magical tales are set in the liminal space of the forest where nothing is quite what it seems.  Shape-shifting and trickery lurk behind every tree and the figures we glimpse through the mist are mutable and indeterminate.  A los ... more

The History of Wales in Twelve Poems - by M. Wynn Thomas - £8.99
Down the centuries, poets have provided Wales with a window onto its own distinctive world.   This book gives a sense of the view seen through that special window in twelve illustrated poems, each bringing very different periods and aspects o ... more

A Passage North - by Anuk Arudpragasam - £14.99
Shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize   It begins with a message: a telephone call informing Krishan that his grandmother”s former care-giver, Rani, has died in unexpected circumstances, at the bottom of a well in her village in the north, ... more

New Horizons: The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction - by Tarun K. Saint (Editor) - £9.99
The citizens of Karachi wake up and discover the sea missing from their shores, the last Parsi on Earth must escape to other worlds when debt collectors come knocking, and a family visiting a Partition-themed park gets more entertainment than they ba ... more

A Thousand Moons - by Sebastian Barry - £8.99
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 McNulty and J ... more

Love After Love - by Ingrid Persaud - £8.99
*WINNER OF THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2020* *LONGLISTED FOR THE OCM BOCAS PRIZE*  Meet the Ramdin-Chetan family: forged through loneliness, broken by secrets, saved by love.   Irrepressible Betty Ramdin, her shy son Solo and their ma ... more

The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again - by M. John Harrison - £8.99
Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize 2020, this is fiction that pushes the boundaries of the novel form.   Shaw had a breakdown, but he's getting himself back together. He has a single room, a job on a decaying London barge, and an on-off affair with a ... more

The Moroccan Daughter - by Deborah Rodriguez - £8.99
The brand new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul.   In Morocco, behind the ancient walls of the medina, secrets will be revealed...  Amina Bennis has come back to her childhood home in Morocco ... more

A Room Made of Leaves - by Kate Grenville - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL FICTION - the new novel from the Women's Prize for Fiction winner and Man Booker prize-shortlisted author of The Secret River.  It is 1788. When twenty-one-year-old Elizabeth marries the a ... more

The Dictionary of Lost Words - by Pip Williams - £14.99
Discover the internationally bestselling debut, Shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.   In 1901, the word 'bondmaid' was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole i ... more

All The Names Given - by Raymond Antrobus - £10.99
From the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 2019   Raymond Antrobus’s astonishing debut collection, The Perseverance, won both Rathbone Folio Prize and the Ted Hughes Award, amongst many other accolades; the poet’s much anticipated ... more

Learwife - by J.R. Thorp - £14.99
“I am the queen of two crowns, banished fifteen years, the famed and gilded woman, bad-luck baleful girl, mother of three small animals, now gone. I am fifty-five years old. I am Lear’s wife. I am here.”   Inspired by Shakespeare’s ... more

Diamond Hill - by Kit Fan - £14.99
Diamond Hill was once the 'Hollywood of the Orient', but is now an eyesore in the middle of a glitzy financial hub. Buddhist nuns, drug gangs, property developers, the government and foreign powers are all vying for power, each wanting to stake their ... more

Jack - by Marilynne Robinson - £8.99
Marilynne Robinson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the American National Humanities Medal, returns to the world of Gilead with Jack, the final in one of the great works of contemporary American fiction.   Jack tells the story of John Ames B ... more

Things Remembered and Things Forgotten - by Kyoko Nakajima - £9.99
'If we want to understand what has been lost to time, there is no way other than through the exercise of imagination... imagination applied with delicate rather than broad strokes'.  So wrote the award winning Japanese author Kyoko Nakajima of h ... more

Mayflies - by Andrew O'Hagan - £8.99
Winner of the Christopher Isherwood Prize A Guardian, Spectator, Sunday Times, Financial Times and Evening Standard Book of the Year  Everyone has a Tully Dawson: the friend who defines your life. In the summer of 1986, James and Tully ignit ... more

Heaven - by Mieko Kawakami - £14.99
From the bestselling author of Breasts and Eggs and international literary sensation Mieko Kawakami, comes a sharp and illuminating novel about a fourteen-year-old boy subjected to relentless bullying.   In Heaven, a fourteen-year old boy is ... more

Hamnet - by Maggie O'Farrell - £8.99
WINNER OF 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 bed with a fev ... more

The Thursday Murder Club - by Richard Osman - £8.99
The first book in the #1 bestselling Thursday Murder Club series by TV presenter Richard Osman.  In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders. But when a brutal killing takes plac ... more

How to Survive Everything - by Ewan Morrison - £9.99
"One of the most provocative, intelligent and original novelists working in Britain today."(Irvine Welsh) My name is Haley Cooper Crowe and I am in lockdown in a remote location I can’t tell you about.   Haley and Ben live with their mothe ... more

Olga - by Bernhard Schlink - £8.99
THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER  Olga is an orphan raised by her grandmother in a Prussian village around the turn of the 20th century. Smart and precocious, she fights against the prejudices of the time to find her place in a world that sees ... more

Key Words: Poems from Lockdown - by Callie Lister and Frank Kennedy (Compilators) - £8.99
Including poems from:  Attila the Stockbroker Elvis McGonagall Henry Normal John Hegley Levi Tafari  and with illustrations by Kat Irvine. "It is a true delight to see that creative spirit abounds through these very difficult t ... more

The Exile and the Mapmaker - by Emma Musty - £8.99
Theo, an aging Parisian cartographer, is desperately searching for the woman he once loved before Alzheimer’s takes his memories of her.   Elise, his estranged daughter, moves in to take care of him. She still blames him for the tragic los ... more

Apeirogon - by Colum McCann - £8.99
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE PRIX FEMINA AND THE PRIX MEDICIS WINNER OF THE PRIX DU MEILLEUR LIVRES ETRANGER WINNER OF THE 2020 NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWA ... more

No, Love Is Not Dead: An Anthology of Love Poetry from Around the World - by Chris McCabe (Editor) - £16.99
A powerful new anthology depicting how love over the past two-and-a-half millennia has found its expression in the words of the world's greatest poets. No, Love Is Not Dead is a timely affirmation of the great linguistic diversity of poetry and its a ... more

The Lost Future of Pepperharrow - by Natasha Pulley - £8.99
"A Japan that never was, a future lost, ghosts that are not dead ... not even a partial list of ingredients can do justice to this wonderful cake of a book ... A time-defying thriller."(Robin Hobb) Strange things are happening in Tokyo.  A ... more

Miss Benson's Beetle - by Rachel Joyce - £8.99
It is 1950. In a devastating moment of clarity, Margery Benson abandons her dead-end job and advertises for an assistant to accompany her on an expedition. She is going to travel to the other side of the world to search for a beetle that may or may n ... more

Hana Khan Carries On - by Uzma Jalaluddin - £8.99
From the author of Ayesha At Last comes a sparkling new rom-com for fans of You've Got Mail.   Hana Khan's family-run halal restaurant is on its last legs. So when a flashy competitor gets ready to open nearby, bringing their inevitable closu ... more

Monster In The Middle - by Tiphanie Yanique - £12.99
NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF FALL 2021 BY: NEW YORK TIMES ● VULTURE ● BOSTON GLOBE ● OPRAH DAILY SHEREADS ● KIRKUS REVIEWS ● HEY ALMA ● LITHUB ● AND MORE  From the award-winning author of Land of Love and Drowning, an electri ... more

Actress - by Anne Enright - £8.99
*LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE 2020*  From the Booker-winning Irish author, a brilliant and moving novel about fame, sexual power, and a daughter's search to understand her mother's hidden truths.   This is the story of Irish theatre legen ... more

Pandora's Jar: Women in the Greek Myths - by Natalie Haynes - £9.99
The Greek myths are among the world's most important cultural building blocks and they have been retold many times, but rarely do they focus on the remarkable women at the heart of these ancient stories.  Stories of gods and monsters are the mainsta ... more

Harsh Times - by Mario Vargas Llosa - £20.00
The new novel from the Nobel Prize-winning master of fiction — the true story of Guatemala’s political turmoil of the 1950s.  Guatemala, 1954. A CIA-supported military coup topples the government. Behind this violent act is a lie passed o ... more

Troy - by Stephen Fry - £9.99
STEP INTO STEPHEN FRY'S BEWITCHING RETELLING OF THE LEGEND TROY IN HIS MOST EPIC BOOK YET.  'Troy. The most marvellous kingdom in all the world...'  Paris the Trojan has kidnapped Helen, Greek queen and most beautiful woman of the anc ... more

The Animals at Lockwood Manor - by Jane Healey - £8.99
Some secrets are unspoken. Others are unspeakable...   August 1939. Thirty-year-old Hetty Cartwright is tasked with the evacuation and safekeeping of the natural history museum's collection of mammals.  Once she and her exhibits arrive a ... more

The Lying Life of Adults - by Elena Ferrante - £8.99
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 things ... more

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed - by Mariana Enriquez - £12.99
"Mariana Enriquez is a mesmerizing writer who demands to be read. Like Bolano, she is interested in matters of life and death, and her fiction hits with the full force of a train"(Dave Eggers) Welcome to Buenos Aires, a city thrumming with murdero ... more

Earthlings - by Sayaka Murata - £8.99
Natsuki isn't like the other girls. She has a wand and a transformation mirror. She might be a witch, or an alien from another planet.  Together with her cousin Yuu, Natsuki spends her summers in the wild mountains of Nagano, dreaming of othe ... more

The Pull of the Stars - by Emma Donoghue - £8.99
The Sunday Times Bestseller from the acclaimed author of The Wonder and Room.   The old world dying on its feet, a new one struggling to be born...   Dublin, 1918. In a country doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at a ... more

We Wrote in Symbols: Love and Lust by Arab Women Writers - by Selma Dabbagh (Editor) - £14.99
It is a little-known secret that Arabic literature has a long tradition of erotic writing. Behind that secret lies another - that many of the writers are women.  We Wrote in Symbols celebrates the works of 75 of these female writers of Arab heri ... more

Small Pleasures - by Clare Chambers - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021  1957, the suburbs of South East London.  Jean Swinney is a journalist on a local paper, trapped in a life of duty and disappointment from which there is no likelihood of escape. When ... more

The Midnight Library - by Matt Haig - £8.99
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 her ... more

The First Woman - by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi - £8.99
* A SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER, DAILY MAIL, BBC CULTURE & IRISH INDEPENDENT BOOK OF THE YEAR * A WATERSTONES BEST FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR * OPRAH MAGAZINE BEST OF 2020 * A TIME MAGAZINE MUST-READ BOOK OF 2020 * A GOOD HOUSEKEEPING BOOK OF THE MONTH ... more

All Men Want to Know - by Nina Bouraoui - £8.99
AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF AN ENGLISH PEN TRANSLATES AWARD   All Men Want to Know traces Nina Bouraoui's blissful childhood in Algeria, a wild, sun-soaked paradise, with hazy summer afternoons spent swimming, diving, and driving ... more

A Lover's Discourse - by Xiaolu Guo - £8.99
A Chinese woman comes to post-Brexit London to start over - just as the Brexit campaign reaches a fever pitch. Isolated and lonely in a Britain increasingly hostile to foreigners, she meets a landscape architect and the two begin to build their futur ... more

Plain Bad Heroines - by Emily M. Danforth - £14.99
'It’s a terrible story and one way to tell it is this: two girls in love and a fog of wasps cursed the place forever after...’  1902, Brookhants School for Girls: students Flo and Clara are madly in love with each other, as well as comple ... more

The Wife of Willesden - by Zadie Smith - £5.99
'Married five times. Mother. Lover.Aunt. Friend. She plays many roles round here. And never Scared to tell the whole of her truth, whether Or not anyone wants to hear it. Wife Of Willesden: pissed enough to tell her life Story to whoever has ea ... more

The Women of Troy - by Pat Barker - £18.99
Following her bestselling, critically acclaimed The Silence of the Girls, Pat Barker continues her extraordinary retelling of one of our greatest myths.   Troy has fallen. The Greeks have won their bitter war. They can return home as victors ... more

Who's Loving You: Love Stories by Women of Colour - by Sareeta Domingo (Editor) - £14.99
"A beautiful collection that I both lost and found myself in. Unbelievably exciting stories from some show-stoppingly talented writers."(Candice Carty-Williams, author of Queenie.) Lost love. Forbidden Love. Unrequited love. Tenderness. Desire. Ro ... more

A Poet for Every Day of the Year - by Allie Esiri (Editor) - £20.00
Allie Esiri's beautiful gift anthology, A Poet for Every Day of the Year, is the perfect introduction to 366 of the world's greatest ever verse writers.  Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with all the family, it is bursting at the seams with fam ... more

Burnt Sugar - by Avni Doshi - £8.99
Shortlisted 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, hom ... more

Daughters of Smoke and Fire - by Ava Homa - £10.99
The unforgettable, haunting story of a young woman's perilous fight for freedom and justice for her brother, the first novel published in English by a female Kurdish writer.  Set primarily in Iran, this extraordinary debut novel weaves 50 yea ... more

Leave the World Behind - by Rumaan Alam - £8.99
**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 a holid ... more

Love in Colour: Mythical Tales from Around the World Retold - by Bolu Babalola - £9.99
Time was constructed with love in mind. Time and love are intertwined, they are both measures of life, two clocks. And, for love to operate as it should, it is imperative that the timing should be right. Just as it is in these stories.  Bolu Ba ... more

Love - by Roddy Doyle - £8.99
"A profound examination of friendship, romantic confusion and mortality."(John Boyne) 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 ... more

The Mermaid of Black Conch - by Monique Roffey - £8.99
March 1976: St Constance, a tiny Caribbean village on the island of Black Conch. A fisherman sings to himself, waiting for a catch - but attracts a sea-dweller he doesn't expect. A beautiful young woman cursed by jealous wives to live as a mermaid ha ... more

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