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Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton - £7.99
Sold immediately at auction across the world, this phenomenal novel is the first in a trilogy packed with shooting contests, train robberies, festivals under the stars, powerful Djinni magic and an electrifying love story. This promises to be a globa ... more
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The Power of the Dog by Thomas Savage, introduced by Annie Proulx - £8.99
Phil and George are brothers, more than partners, joint owners of the biggest ranch in their Montana valley.   Phil is the bright one, George the plodder. Phil is tall and angular; George is stocky and silent. Phil is a brilliant chess player, ... more
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The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney - £8.99
'He was definitely dead, whoever he was. He wore a once-black jumper and a pair of shiny tracksuit bottoms. The back of his head was cracked and his hair matted, but it had been foxy before that. A tall man, a skinny rake, another string of piss, now ... more
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Rebel Sisters by Marita Conlon-McKenna - £12.99
With the threat of the First World War looming, tension simmers under the surface of Ireland.  Growing up in the privileged confines of Dublin’s leafy Rathmines, the bright, beautiful Gifford sisters Grace, Muriel and Nellie kick against the ... more
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Neverhome by Laird Hunt - £8.99
I was strong and he was not so it was me went to war to defend the Republic. I stepped across the border out of Indiana into Ohio. Twenty dollars, two salt-pork sandwiches, and I took jerky, biscuits, six old apples, fresh underthings and a blanket t ... more
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Zagreb Noir by Ivan Sršen (Editor) - £9.99
Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book.  Featuring brand-new stories translated ... more
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Shylock is My Name: The Merchant of Venice Retold by Howard Jacobson - £16.99
Winner of the Booker Prize AS SEEN ON BBC IMAGINE   ‘Who is this guy, Dad? What is he doing here?’  With an absent wife and a daughter going off the rails, wealthy art collector and philanthropist Simon Strulovitch is in need of som ... more
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The Curator by Jacques Strauss - £8.99
Longlisted for the 2015 Green Carnation Prize  It's not possible to undo what happened in 1976.  In rural South Africa a family massacre takes place; a bloodbath whose only witness is the family’s black maid. Hendrik Deyer is the prin ... more
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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro - £8.99
'There's a journey we must go on, and no more delay ...'  The extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day.   The Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadily declinin ... more
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The Lightning Tree by Emily Woof - £8.99
This is a story of two young people who fall in love - and then life gets in the way.   Ursula is part-dreamer, part-radical in the making. Raised in a matriarchal household by a CND-loving activist, she is impatient to begin a life of adventure. B ... more
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The Big Short by Michael Lewis - £8.99
From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, The Big Short, Michael Lewis's No.1 bestseller, tells the outrageous story of the misfits, renegades and visionaries who saw that the biggest credit bubble of all time was about to bu ... more
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Ismael and His Sisters by Louise Stern - £8.99
Siblings Ismael, Rosie and Cristina are deaf, and so are many in their Maya village. The deaf and hearing alike communicate in sign language, forming a tightly-knit community with an unsophisticated, simple lifestyle. But when Ismael gets into a figh ... more
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The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray - £8.99
A comic masterpiece about love, art, greed and the banking crisis, from the author of Skippy Dies.  What links the Investment Bank of Torabundo, www.myhotswaitress.com (yes, hots with an s, don't ask), an art heist, a novel called For the Lov ... more
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The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel - £16.99
Lost in Portugal. Lost to grief. With nothing but a chimpanzee.   The extraordinary new novel from the author of Life of Pi.   In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tomás discovers an old journal. It hints at the location of an extraord ... more
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Jakob's Colours by Lindsay Hawdon - £8.99
Inspired by the lost voices of the Romany Holocaust this heartbreaking and tender novel will appeal to readers who loved Sophie's Choice, Schindler's Ark and The Book Thief.   Austria, 1944. Jakob, a gypsy boy - half Roma, half Yenish - runs, ... more
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Feast of the Innocents by Evelio Rosero - £9.99
A beguiling, surreal and controversial novel by Colombia's greatest writer since Gabriel García Márquez.  Doctor Justo Pastor Proceso López, adored by his female patients but despised by his wife and daughters, has a burning ambition: to prove ... more
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The Whispering City by Sara Moliner - £8.99
An intricate, atmospheric and utterly gripping mystery in the vein of Carlos Ruiz Zafón's novels, in the 1950s Barcelona of The Whispering City violence and rumour are rife, and every secret can be lethal.  Winner of an English PEN 'PEN Transla ... more
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Fardwor, Russia! A Fantastical Tale of Life Under Putin by Oleg Kashin - £9.99
When a scientist experimenting on a humans in a sanatorium near Moscow gives growth serum to a dwarf oil mogul, the newly heightened businessman runs off with the experimenter’s wife, and a series of mysterious deaths and crimes begins. Fantastical a ... more
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Owls Do Cry by Janet Frame - £8.99
Owls Do Cry is the first novel of one of New Zealand's most acclaimed classic writers, Janet Frame. Hailed as a masterpiece on first publication in 1957, it is comparable to Sylvia Plaths's The Bell Jar and Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ... more
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Blood Relatives by Stevan Alcock - £8.99
An incredible debut novel: a coming of age tale set against the backdrop of the Yorkshire Ripper murders, ‘full of daring, authenticity and wit’ (Rachel Cusk).  'The milkman found her. On Prince Philip Playing Fields. He crossed the dew-soake ... more
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Sea Lovers by Valerie Martin - £8.99
Wondrous beings and everyday monsters walk the pages of Orange Prize winner Valerie Martin's kaleidoscopic collection of stories.   Each of these twelve stories is a complete world, where ordinary lives are transformed, myths bloom into realit ... more
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Mobile Library by David Whitehouse - £7.99
Twelve-year-old Bobby Nusku is an archivist of his mother. He catalogues traces of her life and waits for her to return home.   Bobby thinks that he's been left to face the world alone until he meets lonely single mother Val and her daughter R ... more
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Brush Back by Sara Paretsky - £7.99
The seventeenth V.I. Warshawski thriller from one of America's greatest female crime writers, and winner of Theakstons Old Peculier Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award 2015.   For six stormy weeks in high school, V.I. Warshawski th ... more
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The Maestro, The Magistrate & The Mathematician by Tendai Huchu - £8.99
Three very different men struggle with thoughts of belonging, loss, identity and love as they attempt to find a place for themselves in Britain.   The Magistrate tries to create new memories and roots, fusing a wandering exploration of Edinbu ... more
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A Wild Swan And Other Tales by Michael Cunningham, illustrated by Yuko Shimizu - £14.99
Here are the moments that our fairy tales forgot or deliberately concealed, reimagined by one of the most gifted storytellers of his generation, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Hours, and exquisitely illustrated by Yuko Shimizu. Rarely have ... more
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The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff - £8.99
The Danish Girl is now a major motion picture starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, directed by Tom Hooper.  Loosely inspired by a true story, this tender portrait of marriage asks: What do you do when the person you love has to change?   ... more
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The Chimes by Anna Smaill - £8.99
A stunning debut composed of memory, music, love and freedom, The Chimes pulls you into a world that will captivate, enthral and inspire.  A Bookseller Best Debut of 2015 One to Watch 2015 Huffington PostAn Amazon Rising Star "The Chimes is a ... more
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The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald - £12.99
Warning: once you let books into your life, the most unexpected things can happen...  The International Bestseller   Sara is 28 and has never been outside Sweden – except in the (many) books she reads. When her elderly penfriend Amy inv ... more
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The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George - £8.99
The international bestseller The Little Paris Bookshop is a delightful, bittersweet tale about the distance one man will travel for the sake of love and friendship.   On a beautifully restored barge on the Seine, Jean Perdu runs a bookshop; ... more
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Green Earth by Kim Stanley Robinson - £12.99
Green Earth takes the stories first told in Forty Signs of Rain, Fifty Degrees Below, and Sixty Days and Counting and combines them in a fully updated, compressed and compelling single volume.  Catastrophe is in the air. Increasingly strang ... more
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The Dictator's Last Night by Yasmina Khadra, translated by Julian Evans - £7.99
In this gripping imagining of the last hours of President Gaddafi, Yasmina Khadra provides us with fascinating insight into the mind of one of the most complex and controversial figures of recent history.   ‘People say I am a megalomaniac. It ... more
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The Bones of You by Debbie Howells - £7.99
I have a gardener's inherent belief in the natural order of things. Soft-petalled flowers that go to seed. The resolute passage of the seasons. Swallows that fly thousands of miles to follow the eternal summer.  Children who don't die before ... more
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The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard - £8.99
**SHORTLISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE AWARD**  'Powerful . . . shattering . . . a masterpiece' The Times 'Testament of love and sacrifice . . . a masterpiece' Joshua Ferris, Guardian 'Transcendent and timeless . . . masterpiece' Washington Post   Aron ... more
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The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers by Sinéad Gleeson (Editor) - £14.99
The Long Gaze Back, edited by Sinéad Gleeson, is an exhilarating anthology of thirty short stories by some of the most gifted women writers this island has ever produced.   Niamh Boyce, Elizabeth Bowen, Maeve Brennan, Mary Costello, June Caldw ... more
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A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson - £7.99
Kate Atkinson’s dazzling Life After Life, one of the top selling adult books of 2014, explored the possibility of infinite chances, as Ursula Todd lived through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. In  A God in Ruins, Atkinson tu ... more
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The Visitors by Simon Sylvester - £8.99
A tale of blossoming love, myth and dark mystery on a remote Scottish island for fans of Matt Haig's The Humans.  The island has always seemed such a safe place, such a friendly community. Now the possibility of a killer on Bancree is dangero ... more
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Capital by John Lanchester - £8.99
Pepys Road: an ordinary street in the Capital. Each house has seen its fair share of first steps and last breaths, and plenty of laughter in between. Today, through each letterbox along this ordinary street drops a card with a simple message: We Want ... more
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A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler - £8.99
The 170,000-copy German bestseller  Andreas lives his whole life in the Austrian Alps, where he arrives as a young boy taken in by a farming family. He is a man of very few words and so, when he falls in love with Marie, he doesn't ask for her han ... more
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Pulp Idol Firsts 2016 by Various authors - £3.99
Pulp Idol is a unique writing competition for novelists, which focuses on supporting new original voices and getting them heard. We provide a platform for up-and-coming writers, helping with exposure to new audiences and providing contacts with key p ... more
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Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekbäck - £7.99
There are six homesteads on Blackåsen Mountain.   A day's journey away lies the empty town. It comes to life just once, in winter, when the Church summons her people through the snows. Then, even the oldest enemies will gather.   But no ... more
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Moon Country by Peter Arnott - £9.95
Fifteen years ago, Tommy Hunter committed a terrible crime. Now pursued by his own bad memories and the attentions of his criminal companions of the past (as well as the present-day curiosity of the boys and girls in blue), Tommy is trying to put his ... more
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The Girl in the Spider's Web: Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series by David Lagercrantz - £19.99
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO IS BACK WITH A UK NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER   Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist have not been in touch for some time.   Then Blomkvist is contacted by renowned Swedish scientist Professor Balder. Warned t ... more
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John Crow's Devil by Marlon James - £8.99
With language as taut as classic works by Cormac McCarthy and a richness reminiscent of early Toni Morrison, this stunning debut is set in James’s native Jamaica.   On a day beginning with a bad omen - black vultures, locally called John Crows ... more
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The Faerie Thorn and Other Stories by Jane Talbot - £9.99
These aren’t the fairy tales you remember… but they’re ones you won’t forget.  ‘Man Donaghy crept silently around the back of the farmhouse and over the field to the faerie thorn. The thorn was shimmering as he knelt before it. Whispering dir ... more
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Boo by Neil Smith - £7.99
From Neil Smith, author of the award-winning, internationally acclaimed story collection Bang Crunch, comes a dark but whimsical debut novel about starting over in the afterlife in the vein of Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones.  When Oliver 'Bo ... more
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The Defenceless by Kati Hiekkapelto, translated by David Hackston - £8.99
When an old man is found dead on the road – seemingly run over by a Hungarian au pair – police investigator Anna Fekete is certain that there is more to the incident than meets the eye. As she begins to unravel an increasingly complex case, she’s led ... more
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Pedal Zombies: Thirteen Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories by E. Blue, A. Greenhall, J. Kwak, G. Lair, M. Spencer and E. J. Street - £7.99
In the not-so-distant future, when gasoline is no longer available, humans turn to two-wheeled vehicles to transport goods, seek glory, and defend their remaining communities. In another version of the future, those with the zombie virus are able to ... more
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Haifa Fragments by Khulud Khamis - £8.99
Jewellery designer, Maisoon, wants an ordinary extraordinary life, which isn’t easy for a tradition-defying, activist, Palestinian citizen of Israel, who refuses to be crushed by the feeling that she is an unwelcome guest in the land of her ancestors ... more
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Jewish Noir by Kenneth Wishnia (Editor) - £12.99
Jewish Noir is a unique collection of new stories by Jewish and non-Jewish literary and genre writers, including numerous award-winning authors such as Marge Piercy, Harlan Ellison, S.J. Rozan, Nancy Richler, Moe Prager (Reed Farrel Coleman), Wendy H ... more
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The Book Collector by Alice Thompson - £8.99
Alice Thompson’s new novel is a Gothic story of book collecting, mutilation and madness.  Violet is obsessed with the books of fairy tales her husband acquires, but her growing delusions see her confined in an asylum. As she recovers and is rele ... more
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Eggshells by Caitriona Lally - £9.99
Vivian doesn't feel like she fits in – never has. She lives alone in a house in north Dublin that her great-aunt left to her. She believes that she is a changeling, left by fairies on Earth, replacing her parents’ healthy human child. Now, as an adul ... more
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