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The Book of Tokyo: A City in Short Fiction by Jim Hinks, Masashi Matsuie & Michael Emmerich (Editors) - £9.99
Featuring Banana Yoshimoto, Osamu Hashimoto, Toshiyuki Horie, Shūichi Yoshida, Hiromi Kawakami, Nao-Cola Yamazaki, Hitomi Kanehara, Hideo Furukawa, Kaori Ekuni & Mitsuyo Kakuta   A shape-shifter arrives at Tokyo harbour in human form, set ... more
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The Neruda Case by Roberto Ampuero - £12.00
In 1970’s Chile Pablo Neruda, the Nobel-prize winning poet, is close to death, and he senses the end of an era in Chilean politics but there is one final secret he must resolve.   He recruits Cayetano Brulé, a young Cuban rogue, as his “own pr ... more
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The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce - £7.99
From the author of the 2 million+ copy, worldwide bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, an exquisite, funny and heartrending parallel story.   When Queenie Hennessy discovers that Harold Fry is walking the length of England to save her ... more
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Thirst by Kerry Hudson - £8.99
An unconventional, will-they-won’t-they love story, that takes us from London to Siberia, and from hope to heartbreak, and back again.   The beginning of a relationship is usually all about getting to know each other, sharing stories far into t ... more
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Lusaka Punk and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2015 by Various authors - £8.99
The Caine Prize for African Writing 2015 brings together the five shortlisted authors' stories along with 12 other stories from the best new writers. Insightful, arresting and entertaining - this collection reflects the richness and range of current ... more
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Their Lips Talk of Mischief by Alan Warner - £8.99
High up in the Conrad Flats that loom bleakly over Acton, two future stars of the literary scene - or so they assume - are hard at work, tapping out words of wit and brilliance between ill-paid jobs writing captions for the Cat Calendar 1985 and blur ... more
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Skylight by Jose Saramago - £8.99
In 1953, José Saramago submitted a novel to his publishers. Thirty-six years later, he heard back.  Called ‘the book lost and found in time’ by its author, Skylight is one of Saramago’s earliest novels. The manuscript was lost in the publishers ... more
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The Thrill of it All by Joseph O'Connor - £8.99
A captivating novel filled with music, friendship and teenage dreams, from the bestselling author of Ghost Light and Star of the Sea.  At college in 1980s Luton, Robbie Goulding, an Irish-born teenager, meets the elusive Fran Mulvey, an orpha ... more
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The First Bad Man by Miranda July - £8.99
The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. A Guardian literary highlight for 2015. A Huffington Post 'One to Watch' in 2015   The first novel by the filmmaker, artist and bestselling author Miranda July confirms her as a spectacularly ori ... more
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The Festival of Insignificance by Milan Kundera - £14.99
Casting light on the most serious of problems and at the same time saying not one serious sentence; being fascinated by the reality of the contemporary world and at the same time completely avoiding realism - that's The Festival of Insignificance. Re ... more
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Perfidy by Mark Bowman - £6.99
Book Two of The Verity Trilogy.   While hiding on Mars, Nomia embarks on an audacious plan to free her brothers and sisters from the organic computer of the Nexus, and to cripple MynCorp's hold over humanity. To succeed she will need to forge ... more
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The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon - £8.99
For fans of Alice in Wonderland, Shadow of the Wind and booklovers everywhere, a literary thriller and a love story set in a world threatened by the disappearance of language.  Words are under threat. It's time to fights back...  Imagine ... more
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Mr Mac and Me by Esther Freud - £8.99
Thomas Maggs, the son of the local publican, lives with his parents and sister in a village on the Suffolk coast in 1914. He is the youngest child, and the only son surviving. Life is quiet – shaped by the seasons, fishing and farming and the summer ... more
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Leonora: A Novel Inspired by the Life of Leonora Carrington by Elena Poniatowska - £12.99
A novel inspired by the life of Leonora Carrington, a great Surrealist painter utterly possessed by her art, Leonora is The Girl with the Pearl Earring meets Patrick White's The Vivisector.   Born in Lancashire as the wealthy heiress to her British ... more
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The Emperor Waltz by Philip Hensher - £8.99
The Emperor Waltz is a single novel with three narrative strands: fourth-century Rome, 1920s Germany, and 1980s London. In each place, a small coterie is closely connected and separated from the larger world. In each story, the larger world regards t ... more
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The Secret of Evil by Roberto Bolano - £9.99
Roberto Bolaño confirmed his place as a giant of Latin American literature with his novels The Savage Detectives and 2666. Included in this one-of-a-kind collection is everything he was working on just before his death in 2003.   A North Ameri ... more
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Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee - £18.99
Go Set a Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later.  Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus. She is forced to ... more
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The Outcast by Sadie Jones - £8.99
The bestselling novel behind the major new BBC drama starring Jessica Brown Findlay, George Mackay, Greg Wise and Hattie Morahan  Sussex, 1957. Lewis is nineteen, straight out of jail, and stands alone at a railway station. Only one person is t ... more
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Hiding in Plain Sight by Nuruddin Farah - £8.99
When Bella, an internationally known fashion photographer, dazzling and aloof, is forced to return to Nairobi to care for her teenage niece and nephew, she feels an unfamiliar surge of protectiveness and responsibility.  But when their mother unex ... more
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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami - £8.99
A mystery story about friendship from the internationally bestseller author of Norwegian Wood.   Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school. By chance all of their names contained a colour. The two boys were called Akamatsu, meaning ‘red pine’ ... more
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Confessions of a Terrorist by Richard Jackson - £8.99
In a claustrophobic concrete cell, two men face each other across a bare table. One is a wanted terrorist, the other a British intelligence officer. But this is no ordinary interrogation, and as they talk deep into the night and violent secrets are r ... more
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The Land Agent by J. David Simons - £8.99
Set in 1902s Palestine, this compelling novel by the author of bestseller An Exquisite Sense of What Is Beautiful tells a haunting tale of love and finding a home in the world.   Palestine, 1920s. Working as an agent for one of the riches ... more
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See Out the Crazy Times by Sylvia Hikins - £8.99
Winter, 1939. Edna and Lucy, along with new-born babies Jack and Lily, return to London during the war to a world gone mad. Forced to live underground, sleeping on the dark and dingy platforms of the Underground, they emerge each day to be confronted ... more
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Virginia Woolf in Manhattan by Maggie Gee - £7.99
NOMINATED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZE 2015   What if Virginia Woolf came back to life in the twenty-first century?   Bestselling author Angela Lamb is going through a mid-life crisis. She dumps her irrepressible daughter Gerda at boarding schoo ... more
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Stranded: Short Stories by Val McDermid - £7.99
Passion. Obsession. Revenge.  A stunning collection of chilling short stories from the queen of the psychological thriller.  White nights of passion and revenge in St. Petersburg. A bingo-hall tyrant trapped by masked intruders. The sleaz ... more
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Aliyyah by Chris Dolan - £8.95
Captain Robert Haldane wakes up in a strange room, in an old house, surrounded by a beautiful but ramshackle orchard, miles from anywhere. The last thing he can remember is his helicopter being shot down over enemy territory. It appears he is in a sa ... more
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Savage Seasons by Kettly Mars, translated by Jeanine Herman. Afterword by Madison Smartt Bell - £12.99
Port-au-Prince, the 1960s: Duvalier and his militia are systematically eliminating opponents to the regime. Daniel Leroy, editor in chief of the opposition newspaper, has just been arrested. To find out what has become of him, his wife, Nirvah, visit ... more
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The Petticoat Men by Barbara Ewing - £7.99
The Victorian gossipmongers called them The Petticoat Men. But to young Mattie Stacey they are Freddie and Ernest, her gentlemen lodgers. She doesn't care that they dress up in sparkling gowns to attend society balls as 'Fanny and Stella'. She only c ... more
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Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy - £7.99
A delightful collection of linked stories from No. 1 bestselling author of A Week in Winter.   Just round the corner from St Jarlath's Crescent (featured in Minding Frankie) is Chestnut Street. Here, the lives of the residents are revealed in ... more
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A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines - £8.99
Award-winning classic novel of prejudice, community and what it means to be a man in the American South.   In a small Cajun community in the late 1940s, a young black man named Jefferson witnesses a liquor store shootout in which three men are kill ... more
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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell - £7.99
One drowsy summer's day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for 'asylum'. Decades will pass before Holly understands exactly what sort of asylum the woman was seeking...  The Bone C ... more
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The House of Hidden Mothers by Meera Syal - £14.99
Little India, East London: Shyama, aged forty-four, has fallen for a younger man. They want a child together.   Meanwhile, in a rural village in India, young Mala, trapped in an oppressive marriage, dreams of escape.   When Shyama and M ... more
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The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters - £7.99
The extraordinary bestselling author, who wrote three astonishing Victorian novels before moving to the 1940s with The Night Watch and The Little Stranger, now turns to the 1920s.  It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned, th ... more
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Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski - £9.99
Legendary barfly Charles Bukowski's fourth novel, first published in 1982, is probably the most autobiographical and moving of all his books, dealing in particular with his difficult relationship with his father and his early childhood in LA.   ... more
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Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor - £8.99
Kenya, 2007. Odidi Oganda, running for his life, is gunned down in the streets of Nairobi. His sister, Ajany, and their father bring his body back home, to a crumbling colonial house in northern Kenya. But the peace they seek is hard to find: the mur ... more
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Lucky Us by Amy Bloom - £7.99
When Eva's mother abandons her on Iris's front porch, the girls don't seem to have much in common - except, they soon discover, a father. Thrown together with no mothers to care for them and a father who could not be considered a parent, Iris and Eva ... more
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer - £8.99
David Shafer's acclaimed Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: A brilliant, visionary and deeply human cyber-thriller.   Deep in the forest near Burma's border with China, a young woman sees something she wasn't supposed to see.   In Portland, Oregon, ... more
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The Calligraphy of Dreams by Juan Marsé - £8.99
Young minds meet adult passions in a Spanish counterpart to L.P. Hartley's The Go-Between - by the winner of the Cervantes Prize  When Señora Mir lays her body across the abandoned tracks for a tram that will never arrive, she presents Ringo Ki ... more
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The Book of Gold Leaves by Mirza Waheed - £8.99
Mirza Waheed's extraordinary new novel The Book of Gold Leaves is a heartbreaking love story set in war-torn Kashmir.   In an ancient house in the city of Srinagar, Faiz paints exquisite Papier Mache pencil boxes for tourists. Evening is beginning ... more
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The Zone of Interest by Martin Amis - £8.99
There was an old story about a king who asked his favourite wizard to create a magic mirror. This mirror didn’t show you your reflection. Instead, it showed you your soul – it showed you who you really were. But the king couldn’t look into the mirror ... more
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In Search of Solace by Emily Mackie - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZE 2015 AND THE GREEN CARNATION PRIZE 2014   Jacob Little is in trouble - existential trouble. Over ten years, he has tried out such a range of identities that he has lost all sense of who he is. Convinced that only ... more
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From Pasta to Pigfoot by Frances Mensah Williams - £7.99
From Pasta to Pigfoot is a contemporary, multi-cultural novel that tells the story of Faye Bonsu, a pasta-loving, underachieving PA whose upbringing in leafy Hampstead, London has given her little opportunity to understand her African heritage.  ... more
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Flash Fiction International: Very Short Stories from Around the World by James Thomas, Robert Shapard and Christopher Merriill (Editors) - £9.99
What is a flash fiction called in other countries? In Latin America it is a micro, in Denmark kortprosa, in Bulgaria mikro razkaz. These short shorts, usually no more than 750 words, range from linear narratives to the more unusual: stories based on ... more
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News from the Clouds by Robert Llewellyn - £16.99
In the final book of the News from trilogy, Gavin Meckler faces the biggest challenge of all on his journey through time.  He enters the world of the clouds, where the earth's inhabitants have had to adapt to a planet ravaged by a climate mor ... more
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Mexico 20: New Voices, Old Traditions by Various authors - £7.99
To celebrate the Year of Mexico in the UK and the Year of the UK in Mexico in 2015, Hay Festival, the British Council and Conaculta have joined forces to bring twenty young Mexican writers under the age of forty, paired with twenty British translator ... more
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Sister Noon by Karen Joy Fowler - £7.99
By the bestselling author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Sister Noon is the story of Lizzie Hayes, whose dull life is about to be shaken up by a mysterious and powerful woman.  'Words were invented so lies could be told' ~ Mary El ... more
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See You Tomorrow by Tore Renberg, translated by Seán Kinsella - £8.99
Pål has a shameful secret that has dragged him into huge debt, much bigger than he can ever hope to repay on his modest civil servant salary. He desperately doesn't want anybody to find out – especially not his teenage daughters or his ex-wife. It's ... more
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The Wolf Border by Sarah Hall - £17.99
For almost a decade Rachel Caine has turned her back on home, kept distant by family disputes and her work monitoring wolves on an Idaho reservation. But now, summoned by the eccentric Earl of Annerdale and his controversial scheme to reintroduce the ... more
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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin - £7.99
The little book with the big heart - the New York Times bestseller that has won passionate fans around the world.  Originally published as The Collected Works of A. J. Fikry.  "Who the hell are you?" A.J. asks the baby. For no appare ... more
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What Was Never Said by Emma Craigie - £7.99
15-year-old Zahra has lived in England most of her life, but she is haunted by memories of her early childhood in Africa: the warm sun, the loud gunfire, and happy days playing with her older sister before "the visitors" came. It is hard for Zahra to ... more
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On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee - £8.99
From the beloved award-winning author of Native Speaker and The Surrendered, a highly provocative, deeply affecting story of one woman's legendary quest in a shocking, future America.  On Such a Full Sea takes Chang-rae Lee's elegance of prose, ... more
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