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The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead - £8.99
The marvellously inventive, genre-bending, noir-inflected debut novel from the author of The Underground Railroad.   Verticality, architectural and social, is at the heart of Colson Whitehead's first novel that takes place in an unnamed high-rise ... more
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Wolf Moon by Julio Llamazares - £9.99
Defeated by the Nationalists, four Republican fugitives flee into the Cantabrian mountains at the end of the Spanish Civil War. They are on the run, skirmishing with the Guardia Civil, knowing that surrender means death. Wounded and hungry they are f ... more
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The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies - £8.99
By the author of the Booker longlisted The Welsh Girl, a vibrant, powerful and iconoclastic novel telling the little-known story of the Chinese in America, and of America through its Chinese.   Ah Ling: son of a prostitute and a white 'ghost', ... more
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Lament for the Fallen by Gavin Chait - £8.99
A strange craft falls from the stars and crashes into the jungle near an isolated West African community. Inside, the locals discover the broken body of a man unlike any they have seen before – a man who is perhaps something more than human.   ... more
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Orsinia by Ursula Le Guin - £10.99
All of the stories set in award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin's fictional European nation of Orsinia, gathered together for the first time.   Among the less-traveled mountains and plains of Central Europe, a little east of Austria perhaps a ... more
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The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O'Neill - £16.99
A novel about childhood damage and the redemptive power of art from an author twice listed for the Women's Prize and the Giller Prize.   The Lonely Hearts Hotel is a love story with a difference. Set throughout the roaring twenties, it is a ... more
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Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult - £7.99
A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB 2017 PICK A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   The best books make you see differently. This is one of them. The eye-opening new novel from Jodi Picoult, with the biggest of themes: birth, deat ... more
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The Long Cosmos by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter - £7.99
2070-71. Nearly six decades after Step Day and in the Long Earth, the new Next post-human society continues to evolve.  For Joshua Valienté, now in his late sixties, it is time to take one last solo journey into the High Meggers: an adventur ... more
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An Unsafe Haven by Nada Awar Jarrar - £8.99
Nada Awar Jarrar paints an intimate portrait of modern-day Beirut where everyone has a story to tell...  Journalist Hannah is deeply rooted in the city of her birth, reporting first-hand on growing unrest in the region. Her American husband Pet ... more
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2020 by Kenneth Steven - £8.99
In 2020, Britain is at breaking point... In a country sorely divided, what happens to empathy and tolerance, to generosity of spirit? And can hope survive?   In 2020, years of economic turmoil, bitter debates over immigration, and anger at the ... more
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Our Young Man by Edmund White - £8.99
'Has everyone always been in love with you? Of course they have, who am I kidding? What did they say about Helen of Troy? That her face launched a thousand ships? That's you, you're that beautiful. A thousand ships'   New York City in the eigh ... more
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Judas by Amoz Oz - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2017   Amos Oz's first major novel in a decade – since A Tale of Love and Darkness, which sold over 2 million copies worldwide.   Shmuel – a young, idealistic student – has abandoned his ... more
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Augustown by Kei Miller - £8.99
From Kei Miller, the winner of the 2014 Forward Prize, a magical and haunting novel set in the underbelly of Jamaica.  It is 11 April 1982 and a smell is coming down John Golding Road right alongside the boy-child, something attached to him, ... more
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The Tidal Zone by Sarah Moss - £8.99
Adam is a stay-at-home dad who is also working on a history of the bombing and rebuilding of Coventry Cathedral. He is a good man and he is happy. But one day, he receives a call from his daughter's school to inform him that, for no apparent reason, ... more
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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead - £7.99
From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.   NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER 2016 ... more
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Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn - £12.99
A finalist for the New York Public Library Fiction Award A Grand Prix Littéraire of the Association of Caribbean Writers Selection   In this radiant, highly anticipated debut, a cast of unforgettable women battle for independence while a m ... more
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Cry Mother Spain by Lydie Salvayre - £8.99
A powerful account of the early days of the Spanish Civil War, seen through the eyes of a young girl.  Aged fifteen, as Franco's forces begin their murderous purges and cities across Spain rise up against the old order, Montse has never heard ... more
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The End We Start From by Megan Hunter - £9.99
With film rights sold to Benedict Cumberbatch's production company, SunnyMarch, The End We Start From is a powerful vision of the future that is utterly unforgettable.  'I was moved, terrified, uplifted – sometimes all three at once' Tr ... more
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The Death of the Perfect Sentence by Rein Raud, translated by Matthew Hyde - £11.95
This thoughtful spy novel cum love story is set mainly in Estonia during the dying days of the Soviet Union, but also in Russia, Finland and Sweden. A group of young pro-independence dissidents devise an elaborate scheme for smuggling copies of KGB f ... more
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The Life of Elves by Muriel Barbery - £8.99
The highly anticipated new novel from the acclaimed author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog.  The villagers had never seen anything like it: dense white curtains of snow that instantly transformed the landscape. Not in autumn, not here in Burg ... more
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Graveyard Clay / Cré na Cille by Máirtín Ó Cadhain - £10.99
A brilliant new translation of Ó Cadhain’s modern Irish literature masterpiece, meant to spark debate and comparison with Alan Titley's Dirty Dust, now with bonus materials on its history, reception, interpretations, adaptations, and more.  ... more
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Swing Time by Zadie Smith - £8.99
An ambitious, exuberant new novel moving from north west London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty.   Two brown girls dream of being dancers - but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: abo ... more
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Hot Milk by Deborah Levy - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2016   Plunge into this hypnotic tale of female sexuality and power - from the Man Booker shortlisted author of Swimming Home.   Two women arrive in a village on th ... more
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The Power by Naomi Alderman - £8.99
WINNER OF THE 2017 BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 ORWELL PRIZE   What if the power to hurt were in women's hands?   Suddenly - tomorrow or the day after - teenage girls find that with a flick of their finge ... more
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All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan - £7.99
‘Martin Toppy is the son of a famous Traveller and the father of my unborn child. He’s seventeen, I'm thirty-three. I was his teacher. I’d have killed myself by now if I was brave enough. I don’t think it would hurt the baby. His little heart ... more
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Walkaway by Cory Doctorow - £18.99
In a world wrecked by climate change, in a society owned by the ultra-rich, in a city hollowed out by industrial flight, Hubert, Etc, Seth and Natalie have nowhere else to be and nothing better to do.   But there is another way. After all, now ... more
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To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey - £8.99
From the internationally bestselling author of The Snow Child comes an extraordinary story of discovery, adventure, and a husband and wife tested by the different paths their society expects them to tread.  SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDWARD STANFORD ... more
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I Hate the Internet by Jarett Kobek - £8.99
In New York in the middle of the twentieth century, comic book companies figured out how to make millions from comics without paying their creators anything. In San Francisco at the start of the twenty-first century, tech companies figured out how to ... more
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Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer - £8.99
Jacob and Julia Bloch are about to be tested...   By Jacob's grandfather, who won't go quietly into a retirement home. By the family reunion, that everyone is dreading. By their son's heroic attempts to get expelled. And by the sexting affair ... more
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Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami - £16.99
'I find writing novels a challenge, writing stories a joy. If writing novels is like planting a forest, then writing short stories is more like planting a garden.'   Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear ... more
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Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou - £12.99
Longlisted for the International Man Booker Prize 2017.  The new novel from the outstanding figure of French and African literature, Man Booker International shortlisted novelist Alain Mabanckou.  It's 1970, and in the People's Republ ... more
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The Mare by Mary Gaitskill - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION   Ginger is in her forties and a recovering alcoholic when she meets and marries Paul. When it becomes clear it's too late for her to have a baby of her own, she tries to persuade him t ... more
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Dancing with Trees: Eco-Tales from the British Isles by Allison Galbraith and Alette J. Willis - £9.99
The oral storytelling traditions of the British Isles have connected people to the land and to their plant and animal neighbours for centuries. This collection brings together story wisdom from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland that speaks to the ... more
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They are Trying to Break Your Heart by David Savill - £8.99
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2017 "Moving, tender, thrilling, important. It will stay with me for a very long time"(Megan Bradbury, author of Everyone is Watching) DISASTER WILL BRING THEIR LIVES TOGETHER   In 1994, Marko Nova ... more
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All That Man Is by David Szalay - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 MAN BOOKER PRIZE Winner of the 2016 Gordon Burn Prize   Nine men. Each of them at a different stage of life, each of them away from home, and each of them striving – in the suburbs of Prague, beside a Belgian motorway, ... more
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Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan by Ruth Gilligan - £8.99
1901. Cork can sound very similar to New York to foreign ears and tired brains, so it’s no surprise that Ruth’s family – Jewish refugees fleeing the European pogroms – mistakenly disembark from their boat to America a few stops and a few coun ... more
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There Are Little Kingdoms by Kevin Barry - £8.99
This award-winning story collection summons all the laughter, darkness and intensity of contemporary Irish life. A pair of fast girls court trouble as they cool their heels on a slow night in a small town. Lonesome hillwalkers take to the high reache ... more
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The Sport of Kings by C. E. Morgan - £8.99
Shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Fiction Prize Winner of the Kirkus fiction prize  'You and I ... more
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Devotion by Louisa Young - £7.99
From the bestselling author of My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You and The Heroes’ Welcome, Louisa Young's Devotion is a novel of family, love, race and politics set during the electric change of the 1930s. Tom loves Nenna. Nenna loves her father. Her f ... more
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The Ultimate Tragedy by Abdulai Sila - £9.99
The first novel to be translated into English from Guinea Bissau, The Ultimate Tragedy is a tale of love and emerging political awareness in an Africa beginning to challenge Portuguese colonial rule.  Ndani leaves her village to seek a better ... more
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Work Like Any Other by Virginia Reeves - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016  Placing itself perfectly alongside acclaimed work by Philipp Meyer, Jane Smiley and JM Coetzee, this debut novel charts the story of Roscoe T Martin in rural Alabama in the 1920s.  ... more
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Orphans of the Carnival by Carol Birch - £8.99
A life in the spotlight will keep anyone hidden.   Julia Pastrana is the singing and dancing marvel from Mexico. She is heralded across nineteenth-century Europe as much for her talent as for her unusual looks. Yet few can see past her freakis ... more
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The Day Ends Like Any Day by Timothy Ogene - £9.99
Sam, a young Nigerian whose father only speaks to the children once he has taken on enough alcohol, and whose mother won’t accept that Sam is different from his siblings, is formed by the people he meets, the gay young man he cannot rescue from his ... more
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The Wonder by Emma Donoghue - £7.99
An eleven-year-old girl stops eating, but remains miraculously alive and well. A nurse, sent to investigate whether she is a fraud, meets a journalist hungry for a story.   Set in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, Emma Donoghue's The Wonder - inspi ... more
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The Nothing by Hanif Kureishi - £14.99
One night, when I am old, sick, right out of semen, and don't need things to get any worse, I hear the noises growing louder. I am sure they are making love in Zenab's bedroom which is next to mine.   Waldo, a fêted filmmaker, is confined ... more
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Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers - £8.99
From the bestselling author of The Circle, a hilarious and heart-warming misadventure through modern America: it's time for the family vacation...   Josie's life is falling apart - lawsuits raining down, her business down the drain and a feckl ... more
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Barkskins by Annie Proulx - £9.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017 A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR   From Annie Proulx, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain, comes her masterwork: an epic, dazzling, viole ... more
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The Girls by Emma Cline - £7.99
** The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller ** ** The New York Times Top Ten Bestseller **  California. The summer of 1969. In the dying days of a floundering counter-culture a young girl is unwittingly caught up in unthinkable violence, and a decisi ... more
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Segu by Maryse Condé, translated by Barbara Bray - £9.99
The bestselling epic novel of family, treachery, rivalry, religious fervour and the turbulent fate of a royal African dynasty.  It is 1797 and the African kingdom of Segu, born of blood and violence, is at the height of its power. Yet Dousika ... more
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My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal - £8.99
A brother chosen. A brother left behind. And a family where you'd least expect to find one.  Leon is nine, and has a perfect baby brother called Jake. They have gone to live with Maureen, who has fuzzy red hair like a halo, and a belly like F ... more
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White Tears by Hari Kunzru - £14.99
A feverish new tale from the bestselling author of The Impressionist: two ambitious young musicians are drawn into a dark underworld, haunted by the ghosts of a repressive past.  Two twenty-something New Yorkers: Seth, awkward and shy, and Ca ... more
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