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The Gamal by Ciarán Collins - £8.99
Charlie has a story to tell, about his best friends Sinéad and James and the bad things that happened. But he can’t tell it yet, at least not ’til he’s worked out where the beginning is. Because is the beginning long ago when Sinéad first spoke up fo ... more
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A Delicate Truth by John le Carré - £7.99
"When I was under house arrest I was helped by the books of John le Carré ... they were a journey into the wider world ... These were the journeys that made me feel that I was not really cut off from the rest of humankind. "(Aung San Suu Kyi) A ... more
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The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton - £9.99
Winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize   It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On the night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discus ... more
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The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2013 and the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2013.   From Subhash’s earliest memories, at every point, his brother was there. In the suburban streets of Calcutta where they wandered before dusk and in the hyacinth-stre ... more
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman - £7.99
The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying and elegiac - as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly's wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark, from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman.   It b ... more
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Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler - £7.99
In a time of hate, would you stand up for love?  Shalerville, Kentucky, 1939. A world where black maids and handymen are trusted to raise white children and tend to white houses, but from which they are banished after dark.  Sixteen-year- ... more
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No Book but the World by Leah Cohen - £12.99
The highly-anticipated follow-up to the Orange Prize long-listed The Grief of Others.   A young boy goes missing. The accused is a loner and outsider. When Ava Manseau learns that the suspect is actually her brother, Fred, she is compelled to ... more
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What Have I Done? by Amanda Prowse - £7.99
Kathryn Brooker is the headmaster's wife. While her husband spends his days disciplining unruly teenagers in the grand halls of Mountbriers Academy, Kathryn spends hers baking scones for her son's cricket match in a beautiful cottage in the manicured ... more
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Pray for the Dying by Quintin Jardine - £7.99
The intricate, thrilling and brilliant new Bob Skinner mystery by Scotland's finest crime writer.   'After what happened, none of us can be sure we're going to see tomorrow.'   The killing was an expert hit. Three shots through the head, as the l ... more
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The Quarry by Iain Banks - £7.99
The new novel from Iain Banks, the bestselling author of The Wasp Factory.  Kit doesn't know who his mother is. What he does know, however, is that his father, Guy, is dying of cancer. Feeling his death is imminent, Guy gathers around him his oldest ... more
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The Society of the Crossed Keys: Selections from the Writings of Stefan Zweig by Stefan Zweig, selected by Wes Anderson - £6.99
"I had never heard of Zweig until six or seven years ago, as all the books began to come back into print, and I more or less by chance bought a copy of Beware of Pity. I immediately loved this book, his one, big, great novel — and suddenly there were ... more
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The City of Devi by Manil Suri - £8.99
Armed only with a pomegranate, Sarita ventures into the empty streets of Mumbai, on the eve of its threatened nuclear annihilation. She is looking for her physicist husband Karun, who has been missing for over a fortnight. She is soon joined on her q ... more
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A Different World by Ruth Jacobs - £7.99
"It’s not just petrol, it’s everything! He said everything we use is made from oil – plastic, synthetics, thousands of everyday things, even fertilisers that farmers need to grow food. He said there’ll be terrible shortages and all our consumer goods ... more
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Astragal by Albertine Sarrazin - £8.99
'My Albertine, how I adored her! Her luminous eyes led me through the darkness of my youth. She was my guide through the nights of one hundred sleeps. And now she is yours.'   At the age of twenty-one, a sad and hungry Patti Smith walked into ... more
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Boyhood Island: My Struggle, Book 3 by Karl Ove Knausgaard - £12.99
Childhood is exhilarating and terrifying. For the young Karl Ove, new houses, classes and friends are met with manic excitement and creeping dread. Adults occupy godlike positions of power, benevolent in the case of his doting mother, tyrannical in t ... more
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A Man In Love: My Struggle, Book 2 by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated by Don Bartlett - £8.99
An electrifying honest and autobiographical love story from the international sensation and bestseller, Karl Ove Knausgaard.   Longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2014   This is a book about leaving your wife and eve ... more
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A Death in the Family: My Struggle, Book 1 by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated by Don Bartlett - £8.99
A searingly honest, addictive and controversial read from the international sensation and bestseller, Karl Ove Knausgaard. "It's unbelievable. I just read 200 pages of it and I need the next volume like crack. It's completely blown my mind"(Zadie ... more
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Rags & Bones by Melissa Marr, Tim Pratt (Editors) - £7.99
Featuring stories by Neil Gaiman, Garth Nix and the authors of Beautiful Creatures, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, this is a unique and imaginative collection for readers of all ages.   There are some stories that will always be told, tales as ... more
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Jasmine's War by Daniel Hyland - £9.99
From the shadows between colossal trees the dawn mist drifted across the trail. A girl was running hard, a basket of washed laundry on her head, hands struggling to keep it there. She'd have to ditch the basket if she was serious about putting distan ... more
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Throwing Sparks by Abdo Khal - £12.99
When an opulent palace is built on the Jeddah waterfront near his poverty-stricken neighbourhood, ambitious Tariq sees a way out of his life of petty crime. He stares longingly at the huge gates, dreaming of the luxuries beyond.   But dream qu ... more
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A Love Letter from a Stray Moon by Jay Griffiths, with a Foreword by John Berger - £12.00
"A wonderful book. It’s like a dress that Kahlo invented for herself."(John Berger) "A stunning allegory about love, art and revolution. She makes every word, every scene, in this passionate narrative count. It’s brilliant work."(Barry Lopez) F ... more
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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel García Márquez - £1.99
A short pamphlet containing two magical realist short stories by Gabriel García Márquez.   Strange, wondrous things happen in these two short stories, which are both the perfect introduction to Gabriel García Márquez, and a wonderful read for ... more
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The Twyning by Terence Blacker - £7.99
Imagine a city. A place where respectable men and women rub shoulders with thieves and madmen. A place where two runaway children can easily be lost among the smoke and grime.   But beneath this city there is another world. A world of Courts a ... more
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Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson - £7.99
'I will tell you a story, but it comes with a warning; when you hear it, you will become someone else.'  He calls himself Alif - few people know his real name - a young man born in a Middle Eastern city that straddles the ancient and modern wor ... more
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A Highly Unlikely Scenario: Or, a Neetsa Pizza Employee's Guide to Saving the World by Rachel Cantor - £10.99
In the spirit of A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Super Sad True Love Story, a debut novel about a pizza delivery hotline employee’s adventures in time travel, love, and toppings.  In the not-too-distant future, competing giant fast foo ... more
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The Fall of the Stone City by Ismail Kadare - £8.99
Shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2013.   In September 1943, Nazi troops advance on the ancient gates of Gjirokastër, Albania. The very next day, the Germans vanish without a trace. As the townsfolk wonder if they might have dre ... more
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The Goddess Chronicle by Natsuo Kirino - £8.99
In a place like no other, on an island in the shape of a tear drop, two sisters are born into a family of the oracle. Kamikuu, with creamy skin and almond eyes, is admired far and wide; Namima, small but headstrong, learns to live in her sister's sha ... more
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Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw - £8.99
Longlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize, the overlapping lives of five newcomers to China’s most dynamic city are the subject of this kaleidoscopic novel.   Welcome to Shanghai. A restless metropolis where old traditions collide with new ambi ... more
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The Skinning Tree by Srikumar Sen - £7.99
Set against the Japanese advance on India during the Second World War, The Skinning Tree centres on the nine-year-old Sabby, who lives in a Calcutta family where sophisticated British habits such as bridge and dinner parties co-exist with Indian valu ... more
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Maid of the Mist by Bateman - £8.99
Not a lot happens in Niagara Falls. It's a sleepy Canadian town full of honeymooners and tourists, and that's how Inspector Frank Corrigan likes it. He saw enough trouble as a cop in Northern Ireland. Now he's happy dealing with parking offences and ... more
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The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom - £7.99
The inspirational author of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven returns with his most heartfelt novel yet, The Time Keeper.   Man alone measure time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers ... more
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The Bathing Women by Tie Ning - £8.99
Longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize and a modern Chinese classic with over one million copies sold.  Sisters Tiao and Fan grew up in the shadow of the Cultural Revolution where they witnessed ritual humiliation and suffering. They als ... more
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The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh - £12.99
Sun. Desire. Obsession. An explosive, intelligent novel from the prize-winning author of Brass.  Each summer, Jenn and her husband Greg return to Deia, on Mallorca's dramatic west coast. This year the arrival of Emma, Jenn's stepdaughter, and her ... more
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The Sea Change by Joanna Rossiter - £7.99
The Sea Change by Joanna Rossiter is a haunting and moving novel about a mother and a daughter, caught between a tsunami and a war.   Yesterday was Alice's wedding day. She is thousands of miles away from the home she is so desperate to leave, on ... more
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The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth - £7.99
Once upon a time there were six sisters. The pretty one, the musical one, the clever one, the helpful one, the young one . . . And then there was the Wild one.  Dortchen Wild has loved Wilhelm Grimm since she was a young girl. Under the forbidding sh ... more
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The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez - £7.99
No sooner does he get to know Ricardo Laverde in a seedy billiard hall in Bogotá than Antonio Yammara realises that the ex-pilot has a secret. Antonio's fascination with his new friend's life grows until the day Ricardo receives a mysterious, unmarke ... more
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This is Where I Am by Karen Campbell - £7.99
When recently widowed Deborah Maxwell is assigned by the Scottish Refugee Council to act as mentor to Abdi Hassan, a Somali refugee, the two are drawn into an awkward friendship. They must spend a year together, meeting once a month in different part ... more
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Pride and Prejudice (Graphic novel) by Jane Austen, edited by Laurence Sach, illustrated by Rajesh Nagulakonda - £7.99
Will Mrs Bennet ever succeed in finding eligible husbands for her five daughters? For Elizabeth Bennet, the idea of marrying without affection is unthinkable and her mother is beginning to despair of ever finding eligible husbands for her five daught ... more
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How the Trouble Started by Robert Williams - £7.99
Donald Bailey is sixteen. He can't forget the trouble that happened when he was eight and the police were called. His mother can't forget either and even leaving their home town doesn't help. Then Donald befriends Jake, who is eight years old and ter ... more
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The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith - £7.99
The acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.  When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has ... more
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The Childhood of Jesus by J.M. Coetzee - £8.99
An astonishing new masterpiece from the Nobel and twice Booker Prize-winning author of Disgrace and Summertime.   After crossing oceans, a man and a boy – both strangers to each other – arrive in a new land. David, the boy, has lost his mother ... more
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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - £8.99
From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a powerful story of love, race and identity.   As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if t ... more
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The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-mi Hwang - £9.99
This is the story of a hen named Sprout. No longer content to lay eggs on command only to have them carted off to the market, she glimpses her future every morning through the barn doors, where the other animals roam free, and comes up with a plan to ... more
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Magnificent Joe by James Wheatley - £8.99
What Joe needs is a friend. What Jim needs is a fresh start.   Living in a former pit village in the North of England, Joe's learning difficulties have left him isolated, his only contact with the community playing the back-end of the horse in ... more
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The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness - £8.99
Wise, romantic, magical and funny, The Crane Wife is a celebration of the disruptive and redemptive power of love.   One night, George Duncan is woken by a noise in his garden. Impossibly, a great white crane has tumbled to earth, shot throu ... more
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How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid - £7.99
Mohsin Hamid's How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is a bold new novel for the modern world.   In this keenly-awaited follow-up to his bestselling The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid confirms his place as a radically inventive story-tell ... more
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Sketcher by Roland Watson-Grant - £7.99
Nine-year-old “Skid” Beaumont’s family is stuck in the mud. Following his father’s decision to relocate and build a new home, based on a drunken vision that New Orleans would rapidly expand eastwards into the wetlands as a result of the Seventies oil ... more
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The Portable Steinbeck by John Steinbeck - £12.99
It would be impossible to overstate John Steinbeck's enduring influence on American letters. Profuse with a richness of language, sly humor, and empathy for even his most flawed characters, Steinbeck's books are still widely read and deeply relevant ... more
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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion - £7.99
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a story about love, life and lobster every Tuesday...  Meet Don Tillman.   Don is getting married. He just doesn't know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to h ... more
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The Sea of Innocence by Kishwar Desai - £7.99
Goa, south India. A beautiful holiday hideaway where hippies and backpackers while away the hours. But beneath the clear blue skies lies a dirty secret...  Simran Singh is desperate for a break and some time away from her busy job as a social w ... more
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The Last Quarter of the Moon by Chi Zijian - £8.99
In this sweeping epic, full of love and loss, a woman from one of the last remote reindeer-herding tribes of northeastern China tells the story of her family and the last century of her country's history.  ‘A long-time confidante of the rain and sno ... more
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