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The Rest Just Follows by Glenn Patterson - £8.99
First of September 1974. Craig Robinson is starting secondary school. Instinct tells him he needs to keep his head down. The last thing he needs, therefore, is someone carrying the name St John Nimmo to be sent to sit beside him, but that is what he ... more
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Em and the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto - £8.99
Brilliantly comic and almost unbearably moving, Jerry Pinto's Em and the Big Hoom is one of the most powerful and original fiction debuts of recent years.   In a tiny flat in Bombay Imelda Mendes - Em to her family - is by turns flamboyant, maniaca ... more
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Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín - £7.99
* * * Shortlisted for the 2014 Costa Novel Awards * * *   Nora Webster is the heartbreaking new novel from one of the greatest novelists writing today.   It is the late 1960s in Ireland. Nora Webster is living in a small town, looking after her ... more
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How To Dispose of Dead Elephants by Andrew Gretes - £7.99
How to Dispose of Dead Elephants is an imaginative novel which explores themes of illness and identity through oracles and exorcisms, pranks and fables.   The plot centres on Stubb Marakas, a young college dropout, who awakes one morning with ... more
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The Lightning Tree by Emily Woof - £12.99
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 adventu ... more
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The Hourglass Factory by Lucy Ribchester - £7.99
1912 and London is in turmoil...  The suffragette movement is reaching fever pitch but for broke Fleet Street tomboy Frankie George, just getting by in the cut-throat world of newspapers is hard enough. Sent to interview trapeze artist Ebony Di ... more
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The Little Old Lady Who Struck Lucky Again! by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg - £7.99
You're never too old to have some fun...  The little old lady is back! This time, Martha Andersson and her friends - the League of Pensioners - have left behind their dreary care home in Stockholm and are enjoying the bright lights of Las Vegas ... more
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In the Light of What We Know by Zia Haider Rahman - £8.99
A bold, epic debut novel set during the war and financial crisis that defined the beginning of our century.  One September morning in 2008, an investment banker approaching forty, his career in collapse and his marriage unravelling, receives a surpr ... more
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The Bees by Laline Paull - £8.99
Born into the lowest class of her society, Flora 717 is a sanitation bee, only fit to clean her orchard hive. Living to accept, obey and serve, she is prepared to sacrifice everything for her beloved holy mother, the Queen.   But Flora is not ... more
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Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut - £8.99
In 1912, the SS Birmingham approaches India. On board is Morgan Forster, novelist and man of letters, who is embarking on a journey of discovery. As Morgan stands on deck, the promise of a strange new future begins to take shape before his eyes. The ... more
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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins - £12.99
YOU DON'T KNOW HER. BUT SHE KNOWS YOU.   Rear Window meets Gone Girl, in this exceptional and startling psychological thriller. "Gripping, enthralling - a top-notch thriller and a compulsive read"(S J WATSON, bestselling author of 'Before I ... more
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After the Bombing by Clare Morrall - £8.99
By the author of Astonishing Splashes of Colour, an ambitious and moving exploration of the lasting impact of the Second World War.  Alma Braithwaite was a teenager in Exeter when her boarding school was bombed in 1942. Twenty-one years later, ... more
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Alice and the Fly by James Rice - £14.99
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 a ... more
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Bodies of Light by Sarah Moss - £7.99
Bodies of Light is a deeply poignant tale of a psychologically tumultuous nineteenth century upbringing set in the atmospheric world of Pre-Raphaelitism and the early suffrage movement.   Ally (older sister of May in Night Waking), is intellig ... more
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The Gardener from Ochakov by Andrey Kurkov, translated by Amanada Love Darragh - £8.99
When Igor accidentally travels back to 1957, he finds out that the past isn't as rosy as it seems. In fact it's positively dangerous.  Igor is confident his old Soviet policeman’s uniform will be the best costume at the party. But he hasn’t gon ... more
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Happiness, Like Water by Chinelo Okparanta - £9.99
In this debut collection, Chinelo Okparanta introduces us to families burdened equally by the past and the future. Here, we meet a childless couple with very different desires; a college professor comforting a troubled student; a mother seeking refug ... more
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The Banner of the Passing Clouds by Anthea Nicholson - £8.99
Iosif Dzhugashvili is born on the day Stalin dies and is given his name by a zealous hospital official. Young Iosif grows up haunted by his great namesake, convinced that the dictator has found a new dwelling place within his chest, behind his heart. ... more
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The Gypsy Goddess by Meena Kandasamy - £12.99
Tamil Nadu, 1968. Village landlords rule over a feudal system that forces peasants to break their backs in the fields or suffer beatings as punishment. In the misery of their daily lives it is little wonder that the Communist Party begins to gain tra ... more
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Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi - £12.99
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...  BO ... more
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The Final Testimony of Raphael Ignatius Phoenix by Paul Sussman - £8.99
‘My name is Raphael Ignatius Phoenix and I am a hundred years old – or will be in ten days’ time, in the early hours of January 1st, 2000, when I kill myself...’   Raphael Ignatius Phoenix has had enough. Born at the beginning of the 20th cent ... more
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The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison - £7.99
Ben was once a stay-at-home dad. Now, after a tragic accident left him with no home and no family, he is trying to rebuild his life with a career in caregiving. His first client is Trev, a sarcastic teenager with muscular dystrophy. In the mornings, ... more
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Kindred by Octavia E. Butler - £8.99
A modern black woman is transported to 19th century Maryland, where she faces the cruel realities of slavery. Kindred, Octavia E. Butler's masterpiece, is an essential read and 'a shattering work of art' (Los Angeles Herald-Examiner).  On her 26th b ... more
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Pig's Foot by Carlos Acosta, translated by Frank Wynne - £8.99
Oscar Mandinga, great-grandchild of the founders of a small hamlet deep in the Cuban hinterland, is a sardonic teller of tales – some taller than others. But one day Oscar wakes to find himself utterly alone, the sole descendant of his family line. H ... more
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The Credit Draper by J. David Simons - £8.99
The first book in J David Simons' magnum opus, a loose trilogy following his interconnected cast of characters from Glasgow to Galilee.   In 1911, young Avram Escovitz is shipped off to Scotland to escape conscription into the Russian army. Li ... more
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Sworn Virgin by Elvira Dones - £10.00
"Elvira Dones is among the best of Albania’s writers and her publication in English is excellent news."(Ismail Kadare) Hana Doda is an ambitious literature student in cosmopolitan Tirana. Mark Doda is a raki-drinking, chain-smoking shepherd, livin ... more
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10:04 by Ben Lerner - £14.99
In the past year, the narrator of 10:04 has enjoyed unexpected literary success, been diagnosed with a potentially fatal heart condition, and been asked by his best friend to help her conceive a child. Now, in a New York of increasingly frequent supe ... more
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Someone to Watch Over Me by Yrsa Sigurdardottir - £7.99
Chilling Icelandic crime from the internationally bestselling author of Last Rituals and Ashes to Dust.  A creepy, compelling thriller, Someone to Watch Over Me is the fifth Thora Gudmundsdottir novel from Yrsa, 'Iceland's answer to Stieg Larss ... more
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Blood & Beauty by Sarah Dunant - £7.99
Acclaimed novelist of the Italian Renaissance Sarah Dunant now takes on the era's most infamous family: the Borgias.  By the end of the fifteenth century, the beauty and creativity of Italy is matched only by its brutality and corruption. When ... more
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Gone to the Forest by Katie Kitamura - £7.99
A gripping and psychologically intense novel about the destruction of a family, a farm, and a way of life, comparable to Coetzee's Disgrace, now in paperback.  Set on a struggling farm in a fiercely beautiful colonial country teetering on the ... more
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Potter's Field by Chris Dolan - £9.95
In Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park, the bodies of two youths lie with bullet holes in their heads. Hungover, nicotine-starved and ill-attired, procurator fiscal Maddy Shannon attends the scene, unaware that this grim morning is about to spiral out of cont ... more
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Something Like Happy by John Burnside - £8.99
A collection of masterpieces in short fiction in praise of hope, from prize-winning author John Burnside.  In these remarkable stories, John Burnside takes us into the lives of men and women trapped in marriage, ensnared by drink, diminished by ... more
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Of Love and Other Wars by Sophie Hardach - £7.99
At a rally in the Royal Albert Hall, two Quaker brothers, Paul and Charlie Lamb, sign a pledge of peace that only one of them will honour. Meanwhile, in a draughty Victorian mansion in Hampstead, Mr. Morningstar wonders why his wife, a crystallograph ... more
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Little Green by Walter Mosley - £8.99
Easy Rawlins is back. The iconic detective who leapt to fame in Devil in a Blue Dress returns.  We thought we'd seen the last of Easy Rawlins at the end of Blonde Faith. But it takes more than an oncoming car to stop LA's finest PI.   ... more
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The Mouseproof Kitchen by Saira Shah - £8.99
A heartbreakingly honest and funny autobiographical novel about family, love and life in rural France  Anna knows that if you want something really badly, you have to plan it. After all, she’s a chef. To make a béchamel sauce, you need the righ ... more
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Will by Christopher Rush - £9.99
For the first time in 400 years, an author has dared to take on the voice of the world's most famous playwright.  Christopher Rush's extraordinary novel takes as its dramatic theme the deathbed meeting between William Shakespeare and his lawyer, as t ... more
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Mrs Fox by Sarah Hall - £4.99
Winner of the BBC National Short Story Award 2013   Mrs Fox is the story of a suburban couple. She is smart and successful; he adores his beautiful, unknowable wife. But the illusion of domestic bliss is laid bare when she undergoes an extraor ... more
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Night Boat by Alan Spence - £9.99
On the side of a mountain, in eighteenth century Japan, sits a man in perfect stillness as the summit erupts, spitting fire and molten rock onto the land around him. The man is Hakuin. He will become the world's most famous teacher of zen. This is no ... more
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Amistad by David Pesci - £8.99
The gripping novel based on a true story of slavery  Please make court understand we free men who want be free again. We want go home. We pray you to win our case. You our friend. We trust you.   In 1839, fifty-three African slaves ... more
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In the City of Gold and Silver by Kenizé Mourad - £10.99
Here is the long-forgotten story of Begum Hazrat Mahal, Queen of Awadh and the soul of the Indian revolt against the British, brought to vivid life by a writer whose own story reads like a novel.   Begum was an orphan and a poetess who captured th ... more
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Between Friends by Amos Oz - £8.99
In eight interlinked family dramas, master storyteller Amos Oz reveals the secrets and frustrations of the human heart.  ‘On the kibbutz it’s hard to know. We’re all supposed to be friends but very few really are’   Ariella, unhappy in l ... more
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Tenth of December by George Saunders - £8.99
WINNER OF THE 2014 FOLIO PRIZE AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2013   George Saunders's most wryly hilarious and disturbing collection yet, Tenth of December illuminates human experience and explores figures lost in a labyrinth of ... more
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Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand - £9.99
Mulk Raj Anand's extraordinarily powerful story of an Untouchable in India's caste system, with a new introduction by Ramachandra Guha, author of Gandhi.   Bakha is a proud and attractive young man, yet none the less he is an Untouchable - an outca ... more
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The Two Hotel Francforts by David Leavitt - £8.99
It is the summer of 1940, and Lisbon is one of the only neutral ports left in Europe – a city filled with spies, crowned heads and refugees of every nationality, tipping back absinthe to while away the time until their escape. Awaiting safe passage t ... more
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Belfast Noir by Adrian McKinty and Stuart Neville (Editors) - £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. Brand-new stories by: Glenn Patterson, Eoin Mc ... more
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The Man Who Loved Dogs by Leonardo Padura - £12.99
Cuban writer Iván Cárdenas Maturell meets a mysterious foreigner on a Havana beach who is always in the company of two Russian wolfhounds. Ivan quickly names him “the man who loved dogs”. The man eventually confesses that he is actually Ramón Mercade ... more
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Holding Paradise by Fran Clark - £8.99
On a grey and miserable morning in 2008, London businesswoman, Angelica Ford boards a plane and flies off to the blues and greens of her mother’s island in the Caribbean.   Angelica is desperate. She is looking for a way to save her marriage ... more
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2 a.m. at The Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino - £7.99
A sparkling, enchanting, one-of-a-kind novel about one day in the lives of three unforgettable characters  Madeleine Altimari is a sassy, smart-mouthed nine-year-old and an aspiring jazz singer, inwardly mourning the recent death of her mother. ... more
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Best European Fiction 2015 by Various authors, with a Preface by Enrique Vila-Matas - £11.95
For the past five years, this anthology has provoked reactions across the globe, exciting readers, critics, and publishers alike. Best European Fiction brings new names and new work to an international audience, at a time when the United States and B ... more
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The Thing About December by Donal Ryan - £7.99
‘He heard Daddy one time saying he was a grand quiet boy to Mother when he thought Johnsey couldn’t hear them talking. Mother must have been giving out about him being a gom and Daddy was defending him. He heard the fondness in Daddy’s voice. But you ... more
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Sausage Hall by Christina James - £8.99
Sausage Hall is home to millionaire Kevan de Vries, grandson of a Dutch immigrant farmer. De Vries has built up a huge farming and food packing empire which extends, via the banana trade, to the West Indies. Sleazy MD, Tony Sentance, persuades de Vri ... more
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Hidden Knowledge by Bernardine Bishop - £8.99
Accused of child abuse, Father Roger Tree confesses at once; it masks a darker secret. Meanwhile his sister Romola faces a future without their beloved brother, the novelist Hereward Tree. Can she live with the ending of his last book? And then there ... more
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