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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 100 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Patternmaster by Octavia E. Butler
    Patternmaster - by Octavia E. Butler

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781472281043 | ISBN 10: 1472281047

    A PATTERNIST NOVEL: BOOK FOUR The Patternmaster is all powerful.  His every thought can control, heal or destroy. The only threat to his command are the Clayarks, a society of people born out of terrible disease, who now live enslaved by ... more

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  • Cover image of book Clay
    Clay's Ark - by Octavia E. Butler

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781472281029 | ISBN 10: 1472281020

    A PATTERNIST NOVEL: BOOK THREE  Blake Maslin is a doctor. In an alternate America marked by volatile class warfare, he and his twin daughters are taken captive by armed men demanding urgent medical care.  In an isolated desert compound, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler
    Mind of My Mind - by Octavia E. Butler

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781472281005 | ISBN 10: 1472281004

    A PATTERNIST NOVEL: BOOK TWO The baby's name is Mary, and her father is immortal.  For thousands of years, Doro has pursued perfection, experimenting with humanity and seeking out rare - and powerful - talents. His finest creation is Mary, a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler
    Wild Seed - by Octavia E. Butler

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781472280992 | ISBN 10: 1472280997

    A PATTERNIST NOVEL: BOOK ONE  It begins when two immortals meet in an African forest.  Doro is an ancient spirit who, for thousands of years, has cultivated a small village of people in search of perfection. He steals from their bodie ... more

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  • Cover image of book Q by Christina Dalcher
    Q - by Christina Dalcher

    £8.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780008440602 | ISBN 10: 0008440603

    WOULD YOU MAKE THE GRADE?   It begins as a way to make things fairer. An education system that will benefit everyone. It's all in the name of progress.  This is what Elena Fairchild believes. As a teacher in one of the government's el ... more

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  • Cover image of book Correspondents by Tim Murphy
    Correspondents - by Tim Murphy

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781529040272 | ISBN 10: 1529040272

    Correspondents by Tim Murphy is a powerful story about the legacy of immigration, the present-day world of refugeehood, the violence that America causes both abroad and at home, and the power of the individual and the family to bring good into a worl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Of Ants and Dinosaurs by Cixin Liu
    Of Ants and Dinosaurs - by Cixin Liu

    £8.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781789546125 | ISBN 10: 1789546125

    A satirical fable, a political allegory and an ecological warning from the author of The Three-Body Problem.   In a sunlit clearing in central Gondwana, on an otherwise ordinary day in the late Cretaceous, the seeds of Earth's first and greatest ... more

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  • Cover image of book House on Endless Waters by Emuna Elon
    House on Endless Waters - by Emuna Elon

    £8.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781911630586 | ISBN 10: 191163058x

    Yoel has always known that his mother escaped the Nazis from Amsterdam. But it is not until after she has died that he finally visits the city of his birth. There, watching an old film clip at the Jewish Historical Museum, he sees a woman with a smal ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Conjure-Man Dies by Rudolph Fisher
    The Conjure-Man Dies - by Rudolph Fisher

    £8.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780008216474 | ISBN 10: 0008216479

    A unique crime classic: the very first detective novel written by an African-American, set in 1930s New York with only Black characters.   When the body of N'Gana Frimbo, the African conjure-man, is discovered in his consultation room, Perry ... more

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  • Cover image of book Low by Jeet Thayil
    Low - by Jeet Thayil

    £8.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780571356423 | ISBN 10: 0571356427

    Ullis went to the bathroom and carefully unfolded the business card and placed it on the sink. Then he rolled up a note and snorted the last of his wife's ashes.   Following the death of his wife, Dominic Ullis escapes to Bombay in search of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nevertheless She Persisted by Jon Walter
    Nevertheless She Persisted - by Jon Walter

    £8.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781788450263 | ISBN 10: 1788450264

    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

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  • Cover image of book The Book of Jakarta: A City in Short Fiction by Maesy Ang and Teddy W. Kusuma (Editors)
    The Book of Jakarta: A City in Short Fiction - by Maesy Ang and Teddy W. Kusuma (Editors)

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781912697328 | ISBN 10: 1912697327

    Featuring: utiuts ., Sabda Armandio, Hanna Fransisca, Cyntha Hariadi, Afrizal Malna, Dewi Kharisma Michellia, Ratri Ninditya, Yusi Avianto Pareanom, Ben Sohib & Ziggy Zezsyazeoviennazabrizkie   A group of senior citizens set out to visit an amus ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Name Is Monster by Katie Hale
    My Name Is Monster - by Katie Hale

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781786896360 | ISBN 10: 1786896362

    After the Sickness has killed off her parents, and the bombs have fallen on the last safe cities, Monster emerges from the Arctic vault which has kept her alive. When she washes up on the coast of Scotland, everyone she knows is dead, and she believe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Slash and Burn by Claudia Hernandez
    Slash and Burn - by Claudia Hernandez

    £11.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781911508823 | ISBN 10: 1911508822

    Through war and its aftermaths, a woman fights to keep her daughters safe.  Like peasants through the ages, she desperately slashes and burns in order to make a place for her children to return to. A country girl sees her village sacked and ... more

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  • Cover image of book God 99 by Hassan Blasim
    God 99 - by Hassan Blasim

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781905583775 | ISBN 10: 190558377x

    Chess-playing people-traffickers, suicidal photographers, absurdist sound sculptors, cat-loving rebel sympathisers, murderous storytellers...  The characters in Hassan Blasim’s debut novel are not the inventions of a wild imagination, but real ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Family Tree by Sairish Hussain
    The Family Tree - by Sairish Hussain

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780008297480 | ISBN 10: 0008297487

    Your roots can always lead you home...   Amjad cradles his baby daughter in the middle of the night. He has no time to mourn his wife's death. Saahil and Zahra, his two small children, are relying on him. Amjad vows to love and protect them ... more

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  • Cover image of book Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke
    Heaven, My Home - by Attica Locke

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781781257708 | ISBN 10: 1781257701

    Waterstones' Thriller of the Month June 2020 Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2020 A Sunday Times Book of the Year   Nine-year-old Levi King knew he should have left for home sooner; instead he found himself all alone, adrift on the vastness ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson
    The Ministry for the Future - by Kim Stanley Robinson

    £20.00   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780356508832 | ISBN 10: 0356508838

    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

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  • Cover image of book Ms Ice Sandwich by Mieko Kawakami
    Ms Ice Sandwich - by Mieko Kawakami

    £7.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781782276722 | ISBN 10: 1782276726

    A young boy returns obsessively to a supermarket sandwich counter, entranced by the beauty of the woman who works there. Her aloof demeanour and electric blue eyelids make him feel the most intense joy he's ever known. He calls her Ms Ice Sandwich, a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
    Leave the World Behind - by Rumaan Alam

    £14.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781526633088 | ISBN 10: 1526633086

    **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

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  • Cover image of book The Foundling by Stacey Halls
    The Foundling - by Stacey Halls

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781838771409 | ISBN 10: 1838771409

    The new Sunday Times bestseller from the author of The Familiars.  Two women, bound by a child, and a secret that will change everything...  London, 1754. Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara at London's Foundling ... more

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  • Cover image of book The House Without Windows by Barbara Newhall Follett, illustrated and introduced by Jackie Morris
    The House Without Windows - by Barbara Newhall Follett, illustrated and introduced by Jackie Morris

    £7.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780241986073 | ISBN 10: 0241986079

    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

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  • Cover image of book Best British Short Stories 2020 by Nicholas Royle (Editor)
    Best British Short Stories 2020 - by Nicholas Royle (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781784632359 | ISBN 10: 178463235x

    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

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  • Cover image of book Gender Swapped Fairy Tales by Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett
    Gender Swapped Fairy Tales - by Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett

    £20.00   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780571360185 | ISBN 10: 0571360181

    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

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  • Cover image of book LOCKS by Ashleigh Nugent
    LOCKS - by Ashleigh Nugent

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781838109004 | ISBN 10: 1838109005

    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

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  • Cover image of book Sudden Traveller by Sarah Hall
    Sudden Traveller - by Sarah Hall

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780571345052 | ISBN 10: 0571345050

    *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

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  • Cover image of book Hotel Africa: New Short Fiction from Africa by Various authors
    Hotel Africa: New Short Fiction from Africa - by Various authors

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781780265056 | ISBN 10: 1780265050

    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

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  • Cover image of book If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha
    If I Had Your Face - by Frances Cha

    £12.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780241396070 | ISBN 10: 0241396077

    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

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  • Cover image of book The Captain and the Glory by Dave Eggers
    The Captain and the Glory - by Dave Eggers

    £7.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780241989296 | ISBN 10: 0241989299

    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

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  • Cover image of book The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld
    The Discomfort of Evening - by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780571349371 | ISBN 10: 0571349374

    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

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  • Cover image of book Where Reasons End by Yiyun Li
    Where Reasons End - by Yiyun Li

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780241985182 | ISBN 10: 0241985188

    From the critically acclaimed author of The Vagrants, a devastating and utterly original novel on grief and motherhood.  'Days: the easiest possession. The days he had refused would come, one at a time. They would wait, every daybreak, with t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    The Water Dancer - by Ta-Nehisi Coates

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780241982518 | ISBN 10: 0241982510

    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

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  • Cover image of book Love by Roddy Doyle
    Love - by Roddy Doyle

    £18.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781787332270 | ISBN 10: 1787332276

    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

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  • Cover image of book Inland by Tea Obreht
    Inland - by Tea Obreht

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781780221182 | ISBN 10: 1780221185

    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

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  • Cover image of book Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
    Silver Sparrow - by Tayari Jones

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781786078629 | ISBN 10: 1786078627

    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

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  • Cover image of book The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare
    The Girl with the Louding Voice - by Abi Dare

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781529359275 | ISBN 10: 1529359279

    * 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

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  • Cover image of book The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah
    The Beauty of Your Face - by Sahar Mustafah

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781789559736 | ISBN 10: 1789559731

    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

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  • Cover image of book Cilka
    Cilka's Journey - by Heather Morris

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781785769054 | ISBN 10: 1785769057

    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

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  • Cover image of book Broken Ghost by Niall Griffiths
    Broken Ghost - by Niall Griffiths

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780099583776 | ISBN 10: 0099583771

    **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

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  • Cover image of book A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes
    A Thousand Ships - by Natalie Haynes

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781509836215 | ISBN 10: 1509836217

    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

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  • Cover image of book Dominicana by Angie Cruz
    Dominicana - by Angie Cruz

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781529304886 | ISBN 10: 1529304881

    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

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  • Cover image of book The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney by Okechukwu Nzelu
    The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney - by Okechukwu Nzelu

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780349701035 | ISBN 10: 0349701032

    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

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  • Cover image of book Gun Island by Amitav Ghosh
    Gun Island - by Amitav Ghosh

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781473686687 | ISBN 10: 1473686687

    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

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  • Cover image of book The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
    The Island of Sea Women - by Lisa See

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781471183836 | ISBN 10: 1471183831

    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

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  • Cover image of book Dancer by Colum McCann
    Dancer - by Colum McCann

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781526617361 | ISBN 10: 1526617366

    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

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  • Cover image of book Katalin Street by Magda Szabo
    Katalin Street - by Magda Szabo

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780857058478 | ISBN 10: 0857058479

    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

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  • Cover image of book Real Life by Brandon Taylor
    Real Life - by Brandon Taylor

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781911547747 | ISBN 10: 1911547747

    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

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  • Cover image of book Black Car Burning by Helen Mort
    Black Car Burning - by Helen Mort

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781784706630 | ISBN 10: 1784706639

    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

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  • Cover image of book Girl by Edna O
    Girl - by Edna O'Brien

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780571341184 | ISBN 10: 0571341187

    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

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  • Cover image of book The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante
    The Lying Life of Adults - by Elena Ferrante

    £20.00   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781787702363 | ISBN 10: 1787702367

    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

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  • Cover image of book Hag: Forgotten Folktales Retold by Various authors
    Hag: Forgotten Folktales Retold - by Various authors

    £12.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780349013596 | ISBN 10: 0349013594

    Dark, potent and uncanny, Hag bursts with the untold stories of our Isles, captured in voices as varied as they are vivid.   Here are sisters fighting for the love of the same woman, a pregnant archaeologist unearthing impossible bones and lost chil ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Love with George Eliot by Kathy O
    In Love with George Eliot - by Kathy O'Shaughnessy

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781912854752 | ISBN 10: 1912854759

    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

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  • Cover image of book The Boy Made the Difference by Matt Bishop
    The Boy Made the Difference - by Matt Bishop

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781838594879 | ISBN 10: 1838594876

    Rex, a husband and father, makes an unintentional error. Will Rex get away with his terrible, taboo-busting mistake?   This opening premise is the starting gun to a rollicking ride through London of the late 1980s and early 1990s, in a literary n ... more

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  • Cover image of book Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi
    Burnt Sugar - by Avni Doshi

    £14.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780241441510 | ISBN 10: 024144151x

    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

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  • Cover image of book The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman
    The World That We Knew - by Alice Hoffman

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781471185854 | ISBN 10: 1471185850

    * 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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  • Cover image of book Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
    Shuggie Bain - by Douglas Stuart

    £14.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781529019278 | ISBN 10: 1529019273

    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

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  • Cover image of book Black Shack Alley by Joseph Zobel
    Black Shack Alley - by Joseph Zobel

    £12.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780143133957 | ISBN 10: 0143133950

    Following in the tradition of Richard Wright's Black Boy, Joseph Zobel's semi-autobiographical 1950 novel Black Shack Alley chronicles the coming-of-age of Jose, a young boy grappling with his identity in colonial Martinique.  As Jose transit ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Stray Cats of Homs by Eva Nour
    The Stray Cats of Homs - by Eva Nour

    £12.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780857526755 | ISBN 10: 0857526758

    '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

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  • Cover image of book Funny Ha, Ha: 80 of the Funniest Stories Ever Written by Paul Merton (Editor)
    Funny Ha, Ha: 80 of the Funniest Stories Ever Written - by Paul Merton (Editor)

    £15.00   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781838939021 | ISBN 10: 1838939024

    The Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year.   80 of the funniest stories ever written, selected and introduced by Paul Merton. From Anton Chekhov to Ali Smith, from P.G. Wodehouse to Nora Ephron, the greatest writers are those who know how to l ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Confession by Jessie Burton
    The Confession - by Jessie Burton

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781509886197 | ISBN 10: 1509886192

    The sensational Sunday Times bestseller from Jessie Burton, the million-copy bestselling author of The Miniaturist and The Muse.   When Elise Morceau meets the writer Constance Holden, she quickly falls under her spell. Connie is sophisticated, b ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste
    The Shadow King - by Maaza Mengiste

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781838851170 | ISBN 10: 1838851178

    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

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  • Cover image of book The Blackbird by Claire Allen
    The Blackbird - by Claire Allen

    £12.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781999797409 | ISBN 10: 199979740x

    It is 1941. Hope’s father, Jenner, builds Liverpool Cathedral while the Luftwaffe’s bombs fall. It is 2014, and Hope cares for her husband Robert as Alzheimer’s destroys his personality.   Hope’s husband Robert is a retired civic sculpto ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
    The Midnight Library - by Matt Haig

    £16.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781786892706 | ISBN 10: 1786892707

    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

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  • Cover image of book The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
    The Starless Sea - by Erin Morgenstern

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781784702861 | ISBN 10: 1784702862

    **SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**   Are you lost or are you exploring?   When Zachary Rawlins stumbles across a strange book hidden in his university library it leads him on a quest unlike any other. Its pages entrance him with their tales ... more

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  • Cover image of book 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak
    10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World - by Elif Shafak

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780241979464 | ISBN 10: 0241979463

    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

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  • Cover image of book The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
    The Pull of the Stars - by Emma Donoghue

    £16.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781529046151 | ISBN 10: 1529046157

    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

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  • Cover image of book Summer by Ali Smith
    Summer - by Ali Smith

    £16.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780241207062 | ISBN 10: 0241207061

    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

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  • Cover image of book This Brutal House by Niven Govinden
    This Brutal House - by Niven Govinden

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780349700694 | ISBN 10: 0349700699

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2019   On the steps of New York's City Hall, five ageing Mothers sit in silent protest. They are the guardians of the vogue ball community - queer men who opened their hearts and homes to countless lost Childr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Manchester Happened by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
    Manchester Happened - by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781786077769 | ISBN 10: 1786077760

    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

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  • Cover image of book Find Me by André Aciman
    Find Me - by André Aciman

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780571356508 | ISBN 10: 0571356508

    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

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  • Cover image of book The Book of Shanghai: A City in Short Fiction by Jin Li and Dai Congrong (Editors)
    The Book of Shanghai: A City in Short Fiction - by Jin Li and Dai Congrong (Editors)

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781912697274 | ISBN 10: 1912697270

    Featuring Wang Anyi, Xiao Bai, Shen Dacheng, Chen Danyan, Cai Jun, Chen Qiufan, Xia Shang, Teng Xiaolan, Fu Yuehui & Wang Zhanhei  As the end of the world arrives in downtown Shanghai, one man’s only wish is to return a library book... ... more

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  • Cover image of book Episodes: A Collection by Christopher Priest
    Episodes: A Collection - by Christopher Priest

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781473200630 | ISBN 10: 1473200636

    Christopher Priest is one of the most acclaimed writers of both SF and literary fiction at work today. Here, for the first time in almost twenty years, is a collection of his short work. Largely previously uncollected, ranging from the horrific to th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rainbow Milk by Paul Mendez
    Rainbow Milk - by Paul Mendez

    £14.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780349700595 | ISBN 10: 0349700591

    "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

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  • Cover image of book Tidelands by Philippa Gregory
    Tidelands - by Philippa Gregory

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781471172755 | ISBN 10: 1471172759

    England 1648. A dangerous time for a woman to be different.   Midsummer's Eve, 1648, and England is in the grip of civil war between renegade King and rebellious Parliament.  The struggle reaches every corner of the kingdom, even to th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Trouble Is What I Do by Walter Mosley
    Trouble Is What I Do - by Walter Mosley

    £12.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781474616522 | ISBN 10: 1474616526

    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

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  • Cover image of book The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) by Suzanne Collins
    The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) - by Suzanne Collins

    £18.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780702300172 | ISBN 10: 0702300179

    Ambition will fuel him. Competition will drive him. But power has its price.  It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn
    Patsy - by Nicole Dennis-Benn

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781786077103 | ISBN 10: 1786077108

    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

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  • Cover image of book City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
    City of Girls - by Elizabeth Gilbert

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781408867068 | ISBN 10: 1408867060

    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

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  • Cover image of book Salt Slow by Julia Armfield
    Salt Slow - by Julia Armfield

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781529012590 | ISBN 10: 1529012597

    THE ELECTRIFYING DEBUT FROM THE WINNER OF THE WHITE REVIEW SHORT STORY PRIZE 2018   In her brilliantly inventive and haunting debut collection of stories, Julia Armfield explores bodies and the bodily, mapping the skin and bones of her character ... more

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  • Cover image of book The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
    The City in the Middle of the Night - by Charlie Jane Anders

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781789093568 | ISBN 10: 1789093562

    Entertainment Weekly's 27 Female Authors Who Rule Sci-Fi and Fantasy Right Now Winner of the 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novel Finalist for the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel  "If you control our sleep, then you can own our dreams... And ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ministry of Guidance - and Other Stories by Golnoosh Nour
    The Ministry of Guidance - and Other Stories - by Golnoosh Nour

    £7.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781916129283 | ISBN 10: 1916129285

    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

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  • Cover image of book To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers
    To Be Taught, If Fortunate - by Becky Chambers

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781473697188 | ISBN 10: 1473697182

    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

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  • Cover image of book Hamnet by Maggie O
    Hamnet - by Maggie O'Farrell

    £20.00   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781472223791 | ISBN 10: 1472223799

    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

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  • Cover image of book Weather by Jenny Offill
    Weather - by Jenny Offill

    £12.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781783784769 | ISBN 10: 1783784768

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020  ‘What are you afraid of, he asks me and the answer of course is dentistry, humiliation, scarcity, then he says what are your most useful skills? People think I’m funny’  Lizzie Benson ... more

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  • Cover image of book Resist: Stories of Uprising 2 by Ra Page (Editor)
    Resist: Stories of Uprising 2 - by Ra Page (Editor)

    £12.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781912697311 | ISBN 10: 1912697319

    Featuring Julia Bell, SJ Bradley, Jude Brown, Lucy Caldwell, Steve Chambers, Martin Edwards, Uschi Gatward, Luan Goldie, Gaia Holmes, Nikita Lalwani, David Lambert, Anna Lewis, Irfan Master, Donny O'Rourke, Kamila Shamsie, Bidisha SK Mamata, Kim Squi ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Are Attempting To Survive Our Time by A L Kennedy
    We Are Attempting To Survive Our Time - by A L Kennedy

    £16.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781787331822 | ISBN 10: 1787331822

    A master-class in the short story, from the Costa Book Award winning author of Day.  A. L. Kennedy’s new collection of stories show us women and men wrestling with the lives they have been given and the times spinning out around them. Humou ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women
    Women's Weird: Strange Stories by Women, 1890-1940 - by Melissa Edmundson (Editor)

    £12.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781912766246 | ISBN 10: 1912766248

    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

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  • Cover image of book The Pursuit Of William Abbey by Claire North
    The Pursuit Of William Abbey - by Claire North

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780356507446 | ISBN 10: 0356507440

    ‘I was cursed in Natal, in 1884. Cursed by truth and by blood. The shadow took to me, and we have been together since.’  From the bestselling and award-winning author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and 84K comes a powerful new ... more

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  • Cover image of book Barn 8 by Deb Olin Unferth
    Barn 8 - by Deb Olin Unferth

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781911508885 | ISBN 10: 1911508881

    One disaffected administrator, one disenchanted teenager, four hundred and twenty-one vegan extremists, sixty trucks, and nine hundred thousand grumpy layer hens awaiting liberation. In barns. Six barns. No, wait, seven. No, wait...  Two auditors ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam
    A Golden Age - by Tahmima Anam

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781786898623 | ISBN 10: 1786898624

    A mother struggles to protect her children as Bangladesh fights for independence; winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award.   Spring, 1971, East Pakistan. Rehana Haque is throwing a party for ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
    The Beekeeper of Aleppo - by Christy Lefteri

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781838770013 | ISBN 10: 1838770011

    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

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  • Cover image of book Lanny by Max Porter
    Lanny - by Max Porter

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780571340293 | ISBN 10: 0571340296

    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

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  • Cover image of book Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi
    Gingerbread - by Helen Oyeyemi

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781447299424 | ISBN 10: 1447299426

    "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

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  • Cover image of book She Would Be King by Wayétu Moore
    She Would Be King - by Wayétu Moore

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781911590132 | ISBN 10: 1911590138

    In the west African village of Lai, red-haired Gbessa is cursed at birth and exiled on suspicion of being a witch. Bitten by a viper and left for dead, she survives to discover a new life with a group of African American settlers in the colony of Mon ... more

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  • Cover image of book Three Apples Fell From The Sky by Narine Abgaryan, translated by Lisa C. Hayden
    Three Apples Fell From The Sky - by Narine Abgaryan, translated by Lisa C. Hayden

    £12.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781786077301 | ISBN 10: 1786077302

    An unforgettable story of friendship and feuds in a remote Armenian mountain village.  In an isolated village high in the Armenian mountains, a close-knit community bickers, gossips and laughs. Their only connection to the outside world is an ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Mirror & The Light by Hilary Mantel
    The Mirror & The Light - by Hilary Mantel

    £25.00   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780008390600 | ISBN 10: 0008390606

    '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

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  • Cover image of book I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett
    I Am Not Sidney Poitier - by Percival Everett

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781910312537 | ISBN 10: 1910312533

    The sudden death of Not Sidney Poitier's mother orphans him at age eleven. He is left with a name no one understands, an uncanny resemblance to an Oscar winning actor, and serious amount of shares in the Turner Corporation.   Percival Everett ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Last Crossing by Brian McGilloway
    The Last Crossing - by Brian McGilloway

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781912534340 | ISBN 10: 1912534347

    Tony, Hugh and Karen thought they'd seen the last of each other thirty years ago. Half a lifetime has passed and memories have been buried. But when they are asked to reunite - to lay ghosts to rest for the good of the future - they all have their ow ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry
    A Thousand Moons - by Sebastian Barry

    £18.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780571333370 | ISBN 10: 0571333370

    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

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  • Cover image of book A People
    A People's History of Heaven - by Mathangi Subramanian

    £8.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781786077615 | ISBN 10: 1786077612

    LONGLISTED FOR A PEN/FAULKNER AWARD, 2020  A dazzling tribute to the resilience and determination of a remarkable community of women.  In the sprawling Bangalore slum of Heaven, five girls - Muslim, Christian and Hindu; gay and straight - for ... more

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