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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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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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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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One Point Two Billion by Mahesh Rao - £9.99
1.2 billion people live in India, making it one of the most populous places on earth. It’s a nation of extremes, exhilarating in its diversity, and torn between ancient traditions and the shock of modernity.  Mahesh Rao writes about the tapestry ... more
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Beatlebone by Kevin Barry - £12.99
WINNER OF THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2015  He will spend three days alone on his island. That is all that he asks... John is so many miles from love now and home. This is the story of his strangest trip.  ... more
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The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende - £16.99
From New York Times and internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende, an exquisitely crafted love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War.  ... more
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The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah - £14.99
The story you have asked me to tell begins not with the ignominious ugliness of Lloyd's death but on a long-ago day in April when the sun seared my blistered face and I was nine years old and my father and mother sold me to a strange man. I say my fa ... more
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Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie - £18.99
From Salman Rushdie, one of the great writers of our time, comes a spellbinding work of fiction that blends history, mythology, and a timeless love story. A lush, richly layered novel in which our world has been plunged into an age of unreason, Two Y ... more
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Public Library and Other Stories by Ali Smith - £16.99
A richly inventive new collection of stories from Ali Smith, author of How to be both, winner of the Baileys Women's Prize and the Costa Novel Award and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.   Why are books so very powerful?   What do the books w ... more
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Amnesia by Peter Carey - £8.99
When Gaby Bailleux released the Angel Worm into Australia's prison system, allowing hundreds of asylum seekers to walk free, she also let the cat out of the bag. The Americans ran the prisons, like so many parts of her country, and so the doors of so ... more
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The Gap of Time: The Winter's Tale Retold by Jeanette Winterson - £16.99
"All of us have talismanic texts that we have carried around and that carry us around. I have worked with The Winter’s Tale in many disguises for many years... And I love cover versions’ "(Jeanette Winterson) The Winter’s Tale is one of Shakespear ... more
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Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson - £18.99
Aurora is the critically acclaimed new novel from one of SF's most powerful voices, telling the incredible story of mankind's first voyage beyond the solar system in search of a new home.  Our voyage from Earth began generations ago. Now, w ... more
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A History of Loneliness by John Boyne - £7.99
Odran Yates enters Clonliffe Seminary in 1972 after his mother informs him that he has a vocation to the priesthood. He goes in full of ambition and hope, dedicated to his studies and keen to make friends.   Forty years later, Odran’s devotion ... more
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The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth - £8.99
Winner of the Gordon Burn Prize 2014 and The Bookseller Industry Book of the Year Award 2015. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize and the Folio Prize and shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize.   A post-apocalyptic nov ... more
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The Best British Short Stories 2015 by Nicholas Royle (Editor) - £9.99
“Hilary Mantel and Helen Simpson feature in the nation’s favourite annual guide to the short story, now in its fifth year...”   Best British Short Stories invites you to judge a book by its cover – or more accurately, by its title. This new se ... more
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Dead Funny: Encore by Johnny Mains and Robin Ince (Editors) - £8.99
What happens when mirth turns to murder? When the screams are not from joy, but flesh-ripping pain? Dead Funny: Encore is the second helping of monstrous tales from the brightest lights in UK comedy.   Award winners Robin Ince and Johnny Mains ... more
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Harraga by Boualem Sansal - £9.99
In a crumbling colonial mansion besieged by slums in the old quarter of Algiers, Lamia lives a life of self-imposed isolation, communing only with her ghosts by day, working as a paediatrician by day. Her family are dead, but for her beloved brother ... more
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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel - £7.99
The New York Times Bestseller WINNER OF THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD 2015 Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015 2014 National Book Awards Finalist 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist   What was lost in the collapse: almost e ... more
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Spindles: Short Stories from the Science of Sleep by Ra Page & Penny Lewis (Editors) - £9.99
Featuring Martyn Bedford, Zoe Gilbert, Andy Hedgecock, Adam Marek, Lisa Blower, Claire Dean, Deborah Levy, Ian Watson, Sarah Schofield, Annie Clarkson, Adam Roberts, M.J. Hyland, Lisa Tuttle & Sara Maitland   The relationship between sleep and ... more
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Slade House by David Mitchell - £12.99
Born out of the short story David Mitchell published on Twitter in 2014 and inhabiting the same universe as his latest bestselling novel The Bone Clocks, this is the perfect book to curl up with on a dark and stormy night.  Turn down Slade Al ... more
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Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman - £7.99
A collection of short stories from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. Global phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of sho ... more
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Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala - £8.99
Official tie-in to the Netflix Original Film featuring Idris Elba (Thor, Prometheus and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) and directed by Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre).   Agu is just a boy when war arrives at his village. His mother and sister are re ... more
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The Harlequin by Nina Allen - £7.99
Winner of the Novella Award 2015  The armistice is months past but the memories won’t go away.  ‘A harlequin, leaning against a tree stump and with a goblet of ale clasped in one outstretched hand. Beaumont felt chilled suddenly, in ... more
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Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume - £7.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD 2015   You find me on a Tuesday, on my Tuesday trip to town. A note sellotaped to the inside of the jumble-shop window: COMPASSIONATE & TOLERANT OWNER. A PERSON WITHOUT OTHER PETS & WITHOUT CHILDREN ... more
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Closure: Contemporary Black British Short Stories by Various authors - £9.99
As the narrative mode across cultures and time, the short story form wings from oral “folktales” to myths of origin, from parables of caution to contemporary narratives of disclosure, disquiet and discovery. Humans have always valued the short story ... more
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A Servant of the Governor by Paul Duthie - £7.95
Hampshire, England, 1830. A wave of rural protest, fuelled by grinding poverty and falling wages among agricultural workers, is sweeping across southern England. Known as the Swing Riots after the mythical Captain Swing, author of the protesters' thr ... more
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An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine - £8.99
Rabih Alameddine follows his international bestseller The Hakawati with an enchanting story of the life of a book-loving, obsessive, seventy-two-year-old, blue-haired 'unnecessary woman', living in Beirut. This is a novel to savour.  Aaliya Sal ... more
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The Cromwell Factor by David George Lawrence - £7.99
Dan Jackson and Craig Davison share the same tragic secret. One can’t catch a break but remains honest, law-abiding and sincere. The other is the British Prime Minister.   Dan’s luck changes for the worse when he stumbles upon Cromwell’s Hamme ... more
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The BBC National Short Story Award 2015 by Allan Little (Editor) - £7.99
Featuring Jeremy Page, Hilary Mantel, Jonathan Buckley, Frances Leviston & Mark Haddon   FEATURING THE WINNING STORY, JONATHAN BUCKLEY'S 'BRIAR ROAD', AND RUNNER-UP MARK HADDON'S 'BUNNY'.   ‘I often ask myself what makes a story work,’ ... more
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Sworn Virgin by Elvira Dones - £7.99
"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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Tales of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times in Today's New York by John Freeman (Editor) - £11.99
Thirty major contemporary writers examine life in a deeply divided New York   In a city where the top one percent earns more than a half-million dollars per year while twenty-five thousand children are homeless, public discourse about our ent ... more
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Hurma by Ali al-Muqri - £8.99
Denied her voice, even the freedom to ask questions, al-Muqri’s ill-fated heroine remains nameless. As a female she is simply a ‘Hurma’ – literally ‘sanctity’, an entity to be protected from violation. Growing up in the stifling and oppressive atmos ... more
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The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 28 by Gardner Dozois (Editor) - £12.99
An annual institution - the year's best science fiction short stories and novellas.  For decades now Gardner Dozois has been presenting his annual selection of the very best of recently published SF stories, both by outstanding up-and-coming wr ... more
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X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz, with Kekla Magoon; - £12.99
I am Malcolm. I am my father’s son. But to be my father’s son means that they will always come for me. They will always come for me, and I will always succumb.   Malcolm Little's parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but fr ... more
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I Am Because You Are by Pippa Goldschmidt and Tania Hershman (Editors) - £8.99
In November 1915 Albert Einstein published his now world famous General Theory of Relativity. It made key predictions around gravity’s influence in space and time. It introduced to physics new concepts around the curvature of space, the passage of ti ... more
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Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Grief Is the Thing with Feathers - £10.00
In a London flat, two young boys face the unbearable sadness of their mother's sudden death. Their father, a Ted Hughes scholar and scruffy romantic, imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness.   In this moment of despair they are v ... more
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Trinity by Leon Uris - £9.99
This is the story of the defeats and triumphs of three Irish families. It is a powerful and stirring look at love and hate, both personal and political.   Told through the simple lives of its people, this is an epic history of Ireland. From t ... more
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A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk - £20.00
A Strangeness In My Mind is a novel Orhan Pamuk has worked on for six years. It is the story of boza seller Mevlut, the woman to whom he wrote three years' worth of love letters, and their life in Istanbul.   In the four decades between 1969 a ... more
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Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales by Margaret Atwood - £8.99
A collection of highly imaginative short pieces that speak to our times with deadly accuracy.  A recently widowed fantasy writer is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband. An elderly lady with Charles Bonnet syndrome ... more
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The Immortals by S.E. Lister - £12.00
Rosa Hyde is the daughter of a time-traveller, stuck in the year 1945. Forced to live through it again, and again, and again. The same bulletins, the same bombs, the same raucous victory celebrations. All Rosa has ever wanted is to be free from that ... more
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The Moor's Account by Laila Lalami - £9.99
In 1527 the Spanish conquistador Panfilo de Narvaez arrived on the coast of modern-day Florida with hundreds of settlers, and claimed the region for Spain. Almost immediately, the expedition was decimated by a combination of navigational errors, dise ... more
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Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange by Anon - £10.99
On the shrouded corpse hung a tablet of green topaz with the inscription: 'I am Shaddad the Great. I conquered a thousand cities; a thousand white elephants were collected for me; I lived for a thousand years and my kingdom covered both east and west ... more
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