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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
SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD AND SELECTED AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY:  WIRED GQ BBC CULTURE NEW YORK TIMES, Michiko Kakutani WASHINGTON POST ELECTRIC LITERATURE TIME PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AMAZON HUFFING ... more
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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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Wind/ Pinball: Two Novels by Haruki Murakami - £16.99
Wind/Pinball includes Haruki Murakami’s first two novels, published back-to-back, available for the first time in English outside Japan. With a new introduction by the author.  If you’re the sort of guy who raids the refrigerators of silent kitchens ... more
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Rose Gold by Walter Mosely - £8.99
Easy Rawlins is back - and this time its personal...   When four armed policemen turn up at Easy Rawlins's door, he thinks he's in trouble. He is. They want him to find Rosemary Goldsmith, the daughter of a millionaire arms dealer. And Easy can't a ... more
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I Am China by Xiaolu Guo - £8.99
Two lovers, separated by oceans and an oppressive political regime, desperate to find their way back to each other.  Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Fiction Prize   In a flat above a noisy north London market, translator Iona Kirkpatr ... more
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The Disappearance Boy by Neil Bartlett - £8.99
Reggie Rainbow has found the perfect profession for someone who likes to keep himself to himself: it's his job to make sure that some things stay out of sight and out of mind. Reggie Rainbow is an angry young man who treads the backstage corridors of ... more
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The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry - £8.99
Nearing her one-hundredth birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental hospital where she's spent the best part of her adult life prepares for closure. Over the weeks leading up to this upheaval, she talks of ... more
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Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett - £14.99
White skin, green eyes, red hair – black ass. Furo Wariboko – born and bred in Lagos – wakes up on the morning of his job interview to discover he has turned into a white man. As he hits the streets of Lagos running, Furo finds the dead ends of hi ... more
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The Glasgow Coma Scale by Neil Stewart - £8.99
Set in Glasgow, this is a bitter-sweet story about two very different people trying to survive very different kinds of crises. Funny, sad and tender, The Glasgow Coma Scale is a richly layered novel: it announces a major new literary talent.   ... more
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Sophie and the Sibyl: A Victorian Romance by Patricia Duncker - £16.99
Berlin, September 1872. The Duncker brothers, Max and Wolfgang, own a thriving publishing business in the city. Clever, irresponsible Max is as fond of gambling and brothels as the older, wiser, Wolfgang is of making a profit. When Max's bad habits g ... more
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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 to e ... 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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