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The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 28 by Gardner Dozois (Editor) - £12.99
An annual institution - the year's best science fiction short stories and novellas.  For decades now Gardner Dozois has been presenting his annual selection of the very best of recently published SF stories, both by outstanding up-and-coming wr ... more
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X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz, with Kekla Magoon; - £12.99
I am Malcolm. I am my father’s son. But to be my father’s son means that they will always come for me. They will always come for me, and I will always succumb.   Malcolm Little's parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but fr ... more
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I Am Because You Are by Pippa Goldschmidt and Tania Hershman (Editors) - £8.99
In November 1915 Albert Einstein published his now world famous General Theory of Relativity. It made key predictions around gravity’s influence in space and time. It introduced to physics new concepts around the curvature of space, the passage of ti ... more
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Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Grief Is the Thing with Feathers - £10.00
In a London flat, two young boys face the unbearable sadness of their mother's sudden death. Their father, a Ted Hughes scholar and scruffy romantic, imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness.   In this moment of despair they are v ... more
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Trinity by Leon Uris - £9.99
This is the story of the defeats and triumphs of three Irish families. It is a powerful and stirring look at love and hate, both personal and political.   Told through the simple lives of its people, this is an epic history of Ireland. From t ... more
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A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk - £20.00
A Strangeness In My Mind is a novel Orhan Pamuk has worked on for six years. It is the story of boza seller Mevlut, the woman to whom he wrote three years' worth of love letters, and their life in Istanbul.   In the four decades between 1969 a ... more
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List of the Lost by Morrisey - £7.99
"Beware the novelist . . . intimate and indiscreet . . . pompous, prophetic airs . . . here is the fact of fiction . . . an American tale where, naturally, evil conquers good, and none live happily ever after, for the complicated pangs of the empty e ... more
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Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales by Margaret Atwood - £8.99
A collection of highly imaginative short pieces that speak to our times with deadly accuracy.  A recently widowed fantasy writer is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband. An elderly lady with Charles Bonnet syndrome ... more
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The Immortals by S.E. Lister - £12.00
Rosa Hyde is the daughter of a time-traveller, stuck in the year 1945. Forced to live through it again, and again, and again. The same bulletins, the same bombs, the same raucous victory celebrations. All Rosa has ever wanted is to be free from that ... more
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The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami - £9.99
In 1527 the Spanish conquistador Panfilo de Narvaez arrived on the coast of modern-day Florida with hundreds of settlers, and claimed the region for Spain. Almost immediately, the expedition was decimated by a combination of navigational errors, dise ... more
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Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange by Anon - £10.99
On the shrouded corpse hung a tablet of green topaz with the inscription: 'I am Shaddad the Great. I conquered a thousand cities; a thousand white elephants were collected for me; I lived for a thousand years and my kingdom covered both east and west ... more
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Where My Heart Used to Beat by Sebastian Faulks - £20.00
On a small island off the south coast of France, Robert Hendricks, an English doctor who has seen the best and the worst the twentieth century had to offer, is forced to confront the events that made up his life.   His host, and antagonist, is ... more
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Holy Cow by David Duchovny - £7.99
A rollicking, globe-trotting adventure with a twist from the star of The X-Files and Californication featuring Elsie, an unforgettable four-legged heroine.  Holy Cow by David Duchovny is a comic delight that will thrill fans of Jasper Fforde and Ben ... more
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Kauthar by Meike Ziervogel - £8.99
Lydia, a woman in her early thirties, lives in London. She lacks a purpose and loses herself in a string of affairs. When she meets Rabia, a convert to Islam, the Moslem rituals and the Arabic language offer her a new beginning. Lydia becomes Kauthar ... more
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Fly Away Home by Marina Warner - £8.99
A long-awaited new collection of Marina Warner’s short stories.  Like her award-winning novels, Marina Warner's stories conjure up mysteries and wonders in a physical world, treading a delicate, magical line between the natural and the supernatural, ... more
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A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler - £7.99
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2015  THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Fiction Prize  ‘It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon...’   This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins th ... more
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Let Me Be Frank With You by Richard Ford - £8.99
Richard Ford returns with four deftly linked Christmas stories narrated by the iconic Frank Bascombe.   Now sixty-eight, Frank resides again in the New Jersey suburb of Haddam, and has thrived – seemingly but not utterly – amidst the devastat ... more
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Satin Island by Tom McCarthy - £16.99
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, 2015   A novel for our times, from the Booker-shortlisted 'master craftsman who is steering the contemporary novel towards exciting new territories' (Observer).  Meet U. – a talented and uneasy figur ... more
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The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood - £18.99
Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of economic and social collapse. Living in their car, surviving on tips from Charmaine's job at a dive bar, they're increasingly vulnerable to roving gangs, and in a rather de ... more
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Season of the Rainbirds by Nadeem Aslam - £8.99
The highly acclaimed and Betty Trask Award winning debut from the author of Maps for Lost Lovers.   A sack of letters lost in a train crash nineteen years previously has mysteriously reappeared, and the inhabitants of a small town in Pakistan ... more
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Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt - £12.99
Lucien (Lucy) Minor is the resident odd duck in the bucolic hamlet of Bury. Friendless and loveless, young and aimless, he is a compulsive liar and a melancholy weakling. When Lucy accepts employment assisting the majordomo of the remote, forbidding ... more
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Arab Jazz by Karim Miské - £8.99
A ritualistic murder threatens to destabilise the turbulent multicultural melting pot of suburban Paris.   Kosher sushi, kebabs, a second-hand bookshop and a bar: the 19th arrondissement in Paris is a cosmopolitan district where multicultural ... more
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The Death's Head Chess Club by John Donoghue - £7.99
Can you ever forgive the unforgivable?  In 1962, Emil Clément comes face to face with Paul Meissner at a chess tournament in Holland. They haven't seen one another in almost two decades. Clément, once known only as The Watchmaker, is a Jewish f ... more
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Windswept by Adam Rakunas - £8.99
Padma Mehta has to save her city, her planet, and Occupied Space from a devastating crop-killing plague — all before Happy Hour.  Labor organizer Padma Mehta is on the edge of space and the edge of burnout. All she wants is to buy out a little ... more
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On the Ropes: A Novel by James Vance and Dan E. Burr - £9.99
In this long-awaited sequel to the legendary graphic novel Kings in Disguise, a young circus hand gets involved in dangerous underground activity.   Kings in Disguise was praised by the likes of Art Spiegelman, Neil Gaiman, and Alan Moore. It won t ... more
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7 Miles Out by Carol Morley - £8.99
A devastating autobiographical novel.   In 1977, Carol Morley (fictionalised as ‘Ann’) was eleven years old and living in Stockport when her dad drove her to school one morning then drove home and killed himself. Trapped in a house with her e ... more
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The Silent History by Eli Horowitz, Kevin Moffett and Matthew Derby - £9.99
A generation of children are born without speech, without comprehension, without language entirely.   At first, they are just medical curiosities. But their numbers swell, and soon they grow into an established underclass, occupying squats and com ... more
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The Lost Child by Caryl Phillips - £8.99
Caryl Phillips’s The Lost Child is a sweeping story of orphans and outcasts, haunted by the past and fighting to liberate themselves from it. At its centre is Monica Johnson, cut off from her parents after falling in love with a foreigner, and her bi ... more
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Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara - £16.90
A novel of extraordinary intelligence and heart, a masterful depiction of heartbreak, and a dark and haunting examination of the tyranny of experience and memory.  Brace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting and profoundly m ... more
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Pedigree by Patrick Modiano - £14.99
"It's a book less on what I did than on what others, mainly my parents, did to me"   Taking in a vast gallery of extraordinary characters from Paris' post-war years, Pedigree is an autobiographical portrait of Post-War Paris and a tumultuous ... more
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The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein - £11.99
“Nothing quite like this has ever been published before,” proclaimed The Guardian newspaper about the Neapolitan Novels in 2014. The first book in the series, My Brilliant Friend, was a New York Times bestseller. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay wa ... more
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The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett - £20.00
A SHIVERING OF WORLDS   Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength.   This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends ... more
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Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi - £7.99
The fifth novel from award-winning author Helen Oyeyemi, who was named in 2013 as one of Granta's best of young British novelists.  A retelling of the Snow White myth, Boy, Snow, Bird is a deeply moving novel about an unbreakable bond...  BOY Nov ... more
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The Age of Magic by Ben Okri - £7.99
'The Age of Magic has begun. Unveil your eyes.'   Eight weary film-makers, travelling from Paris to Basel, arrive at a small Swiss hotel on the shores of a luminous lake. Above them, strewn with lights that twinkle in the darkness, looms the tower ... more
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The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota - £14.99
The heart-stopping new book from one of Granta's Best of British Novelists 2013  Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015  The Year of the Runaways tells of the bold dreams and daily struggles of an unlikely family thrown together by ci ... more
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In the Dark by Mai Jia - £9.99
'Cracking another country's cipher is an undercover fight to the death...'   Hidden deep in the mountains, the recruits at 'Unit 701', China's secret services, operate in a dark, shadowy world. There is the 'wind-listener', a blind surveillanc ... more
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Noonday by Pat Barker - £18.99
In Noonday, Pat Barker - the Man Booker-winning author of the definitive WWI trilogy, Regeneration - turns for the first time to WWII.   'Afterwards, it was the horses she remembered, galloping towards them out of the orange-streaked darkness, ... more
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Alice and the Fly by James Rice - £7.99
A spellbinding debut novel by an exceptional new young British talent.  This is a book about phobias and obsessions, isolation and dark corners. It's about families, friendships, and carefully preserved secrets. But above everything else it's about ... more
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Miss Emily by Nuala O'Connor - £8.99
The Dickinson household is saved from domestic chaos with the arrival of Ada Concannon, a "neat little Irish person, fresh off the boat".  Amherst in the 1800's is a pastoral environment for the homesick young maid who finds in the gifted middle chil ... more
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The Scatter Here is Too Great by Bilal Tanweer - £8.99
A love letter to Karachi, told by the people linked together by one devastating event.   Shortlisted for the 2015 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature Winner of the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2014   The Scatter Here is Too Great he ... more
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Twilight of the Eastern Gods by Ismail Kadare - £8.99
1958. In a dorm room in Moscow, a young writer is woken by the sound of angry voices on the radio. Through the fog of a hangover he hears the news that a novel called Doctor Zhivago has earned its author the Nobel Prize. There is uproar. The author, ... more
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Only the Animals by Ceridwen Dovey - £8.99
The souls of ten animals caught up in human conflicts over the last century tell their astonishing stories of life and death.  In a trench on the Western Front a cat recalls her owner Colette's theatrical antics in Paris. In Nazi Germany a dog s ... more
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Frog by Mo Yan, translated by Howard Goldblatt - £8.99
Frog is a richly complex new novel about China's one-child policy by Mo Yan, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2012.   Gugu is beautiful, charismatic and of an unimpeachable political background. A respected midwife, she combines modern ... more
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The House on the Hill by Kevin Sampson - £8.99
An escaped runaway, a Moroccan drug dynasty - and a crime that will take DCI Billy McCartney from Merseyside to Marrakech...   DCI Billy McCartney has gone to ground, disillusioned with his job. When a runaway turns up on his doorstep, her story plu ... more
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The Secrets We Keep by Jonathan Harvey - £7.99
It's hard being that woman, the one whose husband disappeared. It's made me quite famous. I just wish it was for something else.  He went out five years ago for a pint of milk and never came back. So here I am with a daughter who blames me for ... more
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Odysseus Abroad by Amit Chaudhuri - £8.99
It’s 1985. Twenty-two-year-old Ananda has been a student in London for two years, practicing at being a poet. He's homesick, thinks of himself as an inveterate outsider, and yet he can't help feeling that there is something romantic about his isolati ... more
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A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James - £8.99
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The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma - £14.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2015 MAN BOOKER PRIZE  In this dazzling debut novel, four young brothers in a small Nigerian town encounter a madman, whose prophecy of violence threatens the core of their family   Told from the point of view of nine-year ... more
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews - £7.99
A hilarious, outrageous, and truthful look at friendship, high school - and death - from a talented debut author. Film to be produced by Dan Fogelman.   Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will int ... more
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The Praise Singer by Mary Renault - £8.99
In a masterful novel that vividly recreates the world of Ancient Greece, Mary Renault tells the story of Simonides, an ugly boy destined to create beauty through his extraordinary poetic talent. Combining the scholarship of a historian with the imagi ... more
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Time and Time Again by Ben Elton - £7.99
It’s the 1st of June 1914 and Hugh Stanton, ex-soldier and celebrated adventurer is quite literally the loneliest man on earth. No one he has ever known or loved has been born yet. Perhaps now they never will be.   Stanton knows that a great a ... more
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