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The Orenda by Joseph Boyden - £8.99
1640s, The New World   In the remote winter landscape a brutal massacre and the kidnapping of a young Iroquois girl violently re-ignites a deep rift between two tribes. The girl’s captor, Bird, is one of the Huron Nation’s great warriors and s ... more
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Burmese Days by George Orwell - £8.99
Set in the days of the Empire, with the British ruling in Burma, Burmese Days describes both indigenous corruption and Imperial bigotry, when 'after all, natives were natives - interesting, no doubt, but finally only a "subject" people, an inferior p ... more
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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell - £20.00
One drowsy summer's day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for 'asylum'. Decades will pass before Holly understands exactly what sort of asylum the woman was seeking...  The B ... more
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Orfeo by Richard Powers - £8.99
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014   Seventy-year old avant-garde composer Peter Els opens the door one evening to find the police outside. His DIY microbiology lab - the latest experiment in his lifelong attempt to extract music from ric ... more
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The Bullet Catcher's Daughter by Rod Duncan - £8.99
Elizabeth Barnabus lives a double life – as herself and as her brother, the private detective. She is trying to solve the mystery of a disappearing aristocrat and a hoard of arcane machines. In her way stand the rogues, freaks and self-proclaimed alc ... more
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The Guillotine Choice by Michael J Malone and Bashir Saoudi - £8.99
In 1920s French-controlled Algeria, Kaci is in the frame for the brutal murder of his French boss. He is faced with a stark choice: win freedom by naming the killer and thus condemning him to the guillotine, or keep quiet and face a never-ending sent ... more
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The Dig by Cynan Jones - £12.99
The Dig is a searing novel. Built of the interlocking fates of a badger-baiter and a farmer struggling through lambing season, the story unfolds in a stark rural setting where man, animal, and land are at loggerheads. Jones writes of isolation and lo ... more
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The Blue Hour by Alonso Cueto - £8.99
Adrián Ormache, a high-flying lawyer with a beautiful wife and two daughters, leads a privileged and glamorous life in one of Lima’s wealthiest neighbourhoods. But when his mother dies, he discovers a letter amongst her possessions making shocking cl ... more
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Fish by Bianca Bagnarelli - £6.50
In the quiet heat of the French Riviera, where the long days of blissful summer are tempered by the annual rabble of revellers and sun seekers whose arrival excites a new life into otherwise sleepy towns, a listless and sombre child seeks solace in h ... more
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Butterfly Wings: An Egyptian Novel by Mohamed Salmawy, translated by Raphael Cohen - £10.99
The prescient Egyptian novel that described the January 2011 Revolution before it happened.   A chance encounter on a plane throws together Doha, a fashion designer unhappily married to a leading figure in the Mubarak regime, and Ashraf, an a ... more
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In the Morning I'll Be Gone by Adrian McKinty - £7.99
Shortlisted for the 2014 Ned Kelly Awards and picked by The American Library Association as one of the 10 best crime novels of 2014   The third Sean Duffy thriller: a spectacular escape and an intense man-hunt that could change the future of a nati ... more
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In Times of Fading Light by Eugen Ruge - £8.99
A sweeping story of one family over fifty years and four generations in East Germany.  In Times of Fading Light begins in 2001 as Alexander Umnitzer, who has just been diagnosed with terminal cancer, leaves behind his ailing father to fly to ... more
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The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares by Joyce Carol Oates - £7.99
Twice nominated for the Nobel Prize, Joyce Carol Oates presents an unbearably taut and terrifying tale combining the fury of folklore and adolescent insecurity.   Marissa is an innocent girl, with hair the colour of corn-silk. She does not hol ... more
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Fan by Danny Rhodes - £11.99
In 1989, eighteen-year-old John Finch spends his Saturdays following Nottingham Forest up and down the country and the rest of the week trudging the streets of his hometown as a postal worker. His blossoming relationship with girlfriend Jen is his on ... more
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We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler - £7.99
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014. By the author of worldwide bestseller The Jane Austen Book Club: you can't choose your family, but they can make choices for you. Big, life-defining choices. Winner of the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for Ficti ... more
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Dead Lake by Hamid Ismailov - £12.00
A haunting Russian tale about the environmental legacy of the Cold War.   Yerzhan grows up in a remote part of Kazakhstan where the Soviets tests atomic weapons. As a young boy he falls in love with the neighbour’s daughter and one evening, to ... more
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The Emergence of Judy Taylor by Angela Jackson - £7.99
Judy has been coasting through life. Until she realises she has lost her way. Now she has to decide what to do next.  Judy Taylor married the first man who asked her. She lives in the neighbourhood where she spent her uneventful childhood. Sh ... more
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The Fixer by Bernard Malamud - £9.99
Kiev, 1911. When a twelve-year-old Russian boy is found stabbed to death, his body drained of blood, the accusation of ritual murder is levelled at the Jews. Yakov Bok - a handyman hiding his Jewish identity from his anti-Semitic employer - is first ... more
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Half a Lifelong Romance by Eileen Chang - £8.99
From one of twentieth-century China's greatest writers and the author of Lust, Caution, this is an unforgettable story of a love affair set in 1930s Shanghai.   Manjing is a young worker in a Shanghai factory, where she meets Shujun, the son ... more
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In the Light of What We Know by Zia Haider Rahman - £16.99
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 ... more
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The Arch and the Butterfly by Mohammed Achaari - £12.99
As he prepares to leave for work one morning, Youssef al-Firsiwi finds a mysterious letter under his door. In a single devastating line he learns that his only son, Yacine, whom he believed to be studying engineering in Paris, has been killed in Afgh ... more
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Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman - £8.99
Rory Dawn Hendrix is in a Girl Scout troop of one.   She lives in a trailer park called the Calle de las Flores near Reno.   She’s determined to leave, childless, before her sixteenth birthday.   Easier said than done. ... more
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Through the Woods by Emily Carroll - £12.99
A fantastically dark and timeless graphic debut, for fans of Grimm Tales, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and the works of Neil Gaiman.  Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories follow journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss.  T ... more
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The Humans by Matt Haig - £7.99
There's no place like home. Or is there?   After an 'incident' one wet Friday night where Professor Andrew Martin is found walking naked through the streets of Cambridge, he is not feeling quite himself. Food sickens him. Clothes confound him. ... more
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Strumpet City by James Plunkett with an introduction by Fintan O - £9.99
This new edition of the epic Strumpet City marks the centenary of the 1913 Lockout. It has been chosen as Dublin City Libraries’ One City, One Book for 2013. First published in 1969, it has repeatedly been described as one of the greatest Irish novel ... more
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Weirdo by Cathi Unsworth - £7.99
Corinne Woodrow was fifteen when she was convicted of murdering one of her classmates on a summer's evening in 1984, a year when the teenagers of Ernemouth ran wild, dressing in black and staying out all night, listening to music that terrified their ... more
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The Shadow Girls by Henning Mankell - £7.99
The inspirational tale of a writer who finds himself caught up in the extraordinary stories of three young immigrant girls in Sweden by the 'Swedish John le Carre', Henning Mankell.  Tea-Bag, a young Nigerian girl, has fled a refugee camp in Sp ... more
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The Son by Philipp Meyer - £7.99
Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power, The Son is an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs, an ambi ... more
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Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey - £12.99
'Elizabeth is missing', reads the note in Maud's pocket in her own handwriting.   Lately, Maud's been getting forgetful. She keeps buying peach slices when she has a cupboard full, forgets to drink the cups of tea she's made and writes notes t ... more
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GB84 by David Peace - £8.99
Great Britain. 1984. The miners' strike. It is the closest Britain has come to civil war in fifty years, setting the government against the people.   David Peace's sweeping, bloody and dramatic fictional portrait of the year that left an indel ... more
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Y by Marjorie Celona - £7.99
A mesmerising debut that begins with a baby left on the steps of the YMCA and uncovers the true meaning of identity, family and the place we call home.   Abandoned as a newborn then bounced between foster homes, Shannon eventually finds stabil ... more
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Feeding the Ghosts by Fred D'Aguiar - £8.99
'The sea is slavery.'   Inspired by a true story, this suspenseful and moving book chronicles an incident of courage and rebellion that took place aboard a disease-riddled slave ship, the Zong, returning from Africa. When illness threatens to ... more
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Zoo Time by Howard Jacobson - £7.99
Novelist Guy Ableman is in thrall to his vivacious wife Vanessa, a strikingly beautiful red-head, contrary, highly strung and blazingly angry. The trouble is, he is no less in thrall to her alluring mother, Poppy. More like sisters than mother and da ... more
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Our Happy Time by Gong Ji-young - £7.99
Yujeong – beautiful, bright and wealthy – is in hospital recovering from her third suicide attempt. Angry at the world, she reluctantly accepts her no-nonsense aunt’s suggestion: to accompany her on charitable visits to inmates on death row.  ... more
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Măn by Kim Thúy - £8.99
Măn has three mothers: the one who gives birth to her in wartime, the nun who plucks her from a vegetable garden, and her beloved Maman, who becomes a spy to survive. Seeking security for her grown daughter, Maman finds Măn a husband - a lonely Vietn ... more
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The Incorrigible Optimists Club by Jean-Michel Guenassia - £16.99
Paris, 1959. As dusk settles over the immigrant quarter, 12-year-old Michel Marini - amateur photographer and compulsive reader - is drawn to the hum of the local bistro. From his usual position at the football table, he has a vantage point on a grow ... more
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Seconds: A Graphic Novel by Bryan Lee O'Malley - £15.99
Katie's got it pretty good. She's a talented young chef, she runs a successful restaurant, and she has big plans to open an even better one. Then, all at once, progress on the new location bogs down, her charming ex-boyfriend pops up, her fling with ... more
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The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers - £7.99
Salley Vickers, the top ten bestselling author of Miss Garnet's Angel and Dancing Backwards, returns with The Cleaner of Chartres, a perfect book club book, for readers who loved Joanne Harris's Chocolat.   There is something special about the ... more
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The House on the Hill by Kevin Sampson - £14.99
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 stor ... more
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Bedlam by Christopher Brookmyre - £8.99
Cult legend Christopher Brookmyre's first novel for Orbit - an explosive, thought-provoking trip (literally) through the worlds of virtual reality and retro video games.  HEAVEN IS A PRISON. HELL IS A PLAYGROUND.   Ross Baker is an overw ... more
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A Most Wanted Man by John le Carré - £7.99
A half-starved young Russian man in a long black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse round his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he? He says his name is Issa.  Annabel, ... more
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The Hired Man by Aminatta Forna - £7.99
Gost is surrounded by mountains and fields of wild flowers. The summer sun burns. The Croatian winter brings freezing winds. Beyond the boundaries of the town an old house which has lain empty for years is showing signs of life. One of the windows, g ... more
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The Listener by Tove Jansson, translated by Thomas Teal - £8.99
Tove Jansson’s debut collection of short stories   Aunt Gerda – the good listener – fears the encroaching forgetfulness of old age. Her solution is to create an artwork that will record and, inevitably, betray the secrets long confided in her. ... more
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MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood - £8.99
A man-made plague has swept the earth, but a small group survives, along with the green-eyed Crakers – a gentle species bio-engineered to replace humans. Toby, onetime member of the God’s Gardeners and expert in mushrooms and bees, is still in love w ... more
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The Shadow of the Crescent Moon by Fatima Bhutto - £7.99
Fatima Bhutto's stunning debut novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon, begins and ends one rain swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan's Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border.   Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon aft ... more
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Woes of the True Policeman by Roberto Bolano - £8.99
Crushed by a devastating scandal, university professor Óscar Amalfitano flees Barcelona for Santa Teresa – a Mexican city close to the US border.  In this sprawling town, where women are being killed in staggering numbers, Amalfitano begins an a ... more
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The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck - £6.99
In this remarkable novel of human courage and defiance, Steinbeck celebrates democracy and the power of the individual against tyranny.   A North European country has been invaded. In one small town the people's initial confusion crystallizes ... more
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Tales from the Dead of Night: Thirteen Classic Ghost Stories by Various authors - £9.99
Classic ghost stories from the world's best authors: settle down by the fireside, tuck yourself up in bed - just try not to think about what's lurking just out of sight.   From a beautiful antique that gives its owner a show he'd rather forget ... more
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Burial Rites by Hannah Kent - £7.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014. SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD.  Northern Iceland, 1829.  A woman condemned to death for murdering her lover.  A family forced to take her in.  A priest tasked with ... more
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Longbourn by Jo Baker - £7.99
'If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats,' Sarah thought, 'she would be more careful not to tramp through muddy fields.'   It is wash-day for the housemaids at Longbourn House, and Sarah's hands are chapped and raw. Domestic ... more
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Kimberly's Capital Punishment by Richard Milward - £7.99
Kimberly Clark was born to the sound of cackling witches, Halloween 1984. After moving to London with her athletic boyfriend, the sweet-but-stuttering Stevie, she soon tires of him and decides to destroy the relationship from within by being as vile ... more
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