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The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker - £18.99
"A very good, very raw rendition of the Trojan war from the point of view of the women."(Kate Atkinson) There was a woman at the heart of the Trojan war whose voice has been silent - till now.  Briseis was a queen until her city was destro ... more
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Cow by Beat Sterchi - £8.99
Cow is the story of a Spanish agricultural labourer, Ambrosio, who goes to Switzerland as a Gastarbeiter. He is bound for Innenwald, a village in the Swiss highlands, and the novel begins as he is about to spend a summer working for Farmer Knuchel. I ... more
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In White Ink by Elske Rahill - £8.99
Motherhood, nurture and violence – these are the themes of Elske Rahill's remarkable first collection, In White Ink. Rahill brings to life the psychological and physical reality of mothering, pregnancy and childbirth in ways that few others writers ... more
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And Fire Came Down by Emma Viskic - £8.99
A SILENT SCREAM The woman can only sign two words: help... family. And then she is gone - a body lying dead in the street.   A TOWN READY TO BURN Caleb's search for her killer takes him back to his hometown of Resurrection Bay. Centuries of raci ... more
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Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich - £8.99
Louise Erdrich, the New York Times bestselling, National Book Award-winning author of LaRose and The Round House, paints a startling portrait of a young woman fighting for her life and her unborn child against oppressive forces that manifest in the w ... more
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One of Us by Craig DiLouie - £8.99
A startlingly unique and powerfully affecting novel from a remarkable up-and-coming voice in speculative fiction. It is the story of a lost generation and a boy who just wants to be one of us.   THEY CALL IT THE PLAGUE A generation of childre ... more
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White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht - £8.99
'Look for your sister after each dive. Never forget. If you see her, you are safe.'   Hana and her little sister Emi are part of an island community of haenyo, women who make their living from diving deep into the sea off the southernmost tip ... more
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Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini, illustrated by Dan Williams - £12.99
My dear Marwan, I look at your profile in the glow of this moon, my boy, your eyelashes like calligraphy, closed in guileless sleep. And I say to you, 'Hold my hand. Nothing bad will happen.'   A deeply moving, gorgeously illustrated short wo ... more
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Lust For Life by Irving Stone - £8.99
Lust for Life is the classic fictional re-telling of the incredible life of Vincent Van Gogh.   “Vincent is not dead. He will never die. His love, his genius, the great beauty he has created will go on forever, enriching the world… He was ... more
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The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man by Jonas Jonasson - £8.99
The sequel to Jonas Jonasson’s international bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared.   It all begins with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Allan and Julius are ready for some spect ... more
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The Division Bell Mystery by Ellen Wilkinson - £8.99
Originally published in 1932, this is the first Crime Classic novel written by an MP. And fittingly, the crime scene is within the House of Commons itself, in which a financier has been shot dead.   Entreated by the financier’s daughter, a y ... more
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The Good Doctor of Warsaw by Elisabeth Gifford - £7.99
‘You do not leave a sick child alone to face the dark and you do not leave a child at a time like this.’   Deeply in love and about to marry, students Misha and Sophia flee a Warsaw under Nazi occupation for a chance at freedom. Forced to ... more
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Best British Short Stories 2018 by Nicholas Royle (Editor) - £9.99
The nation’s favourite annual guide to the short story, now in its eighth year.  Best British Short Stories invites you to judge a book by its cover – or more accurately, by its title. This new series aims to reprint the best short storie ... more
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Redemption Song and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2018 by Various authors - £8.99
Edited by Chris Brazier and The Caine Prize.   Now in its nineteenth year the Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa’s leading literary prize, and is awarded to a short story by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or ... more
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Less by Andrew Sean Greer - £8.99
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018   Who says you can't run away from your problems?   Arthur Less is a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the post: it is from an ex-boyfriend of nine years w ... more
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Lucia by Alex Pheby - £9.99
“Her case is cyclothymia, dating from the age of seven and a half. She is about thirty-three, speaks French fluently… Her character is gay, sweet and ironic, but she has bursts of anger over nothing when she is confined to a straitjacket.” &nb ... more
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The City Always Wins by Omar Robert Hamilton - £8.99
*** Winner of the the Betty Trask Prize 2018 ***   Egypt, 2011: this is a revolution. On the streets of Cairo, a violent uprising is transforming the course of history. Mariam and Khalil, two young activists, are swept up in the fervour. Their ... more
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The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah - £9.99
Aminah lives an idyllic life in the village of Botu, until she is brutally separated from her home and forced on a journey that will turn her from a daydreamer into a resilient woman. Wurche, the wilful daughter of a chief, is desperate to play an im ... more
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Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles by Jeanette Winterson - £9.99
The free man never thinks of escape. Condemned to shoulder the world - for ever - by the gods he dared defy, freedom seems unattainable to Atlas. But then he receives an unexpected visit from Heracles, the one man strong enough to share the burden ... more
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The Sealwoman's Gift by Sally Magnusson - £8.99
1627. In a notorious historical event, pirates raided the coast of Iceland and abducted 400 people into slavery in Algiers. Among them a pastor, his wife, and their children.   In her acclaimed debut novel Sally Magnusson imagines what history ... more
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Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires - £14.99
In this crackling debut collection Nafissa Thompson-Spires interrogates our supposedly post-racial era. To wicked and devastating effect she exposes the violence, both external and self-inflicted, that threatens black Americans, no matter their appar ... more
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Washington Black by Esi Edugyan - £14.99
A stunning new novel of slavery and freedom by the author of the Man Booker and Orange Prize shortlisted Half Blood Blues.   When two English brothers take the helm of a Barbados sugar plantation, Washington Black - an eleven year-old field sl ... more
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Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck - £8.99
Translated by Susan Bernofsky.  One of the great contemporary European writers takes on Europe's biggest issue.  Richard has spent his life as a university professor, immersed in the world of books and ideas, but now he is retired, hi ... more
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Stories by Susan Sontag - £9.99
The complete short stories of Susan Sontag, one of the most brilliant & influential writers of the twentieth century - collected together for the first time   Susan Sontag is most often remembered as a brilliant essayist - inquisitive, analytical, ... more
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Outline by Rachel Cusk - £8.99
Outline is a novel in ten conversations. Spare and lucid, it follows a novelist teaching a course in creative writing over an oppressively hot summer in Athens. She leads her student in storytelling exercises. She meets other writers for dinner. She ... more
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Flights by Olga Tokarczuk - £9.99
Translated by Jennifer Croft. Winner of the 2018 Man Booker International Prize.   Flights, a novel about travel in the twenty-first century and human anatomy, is Olga Tokarczuk’s most ambitious to date. It interweaves travel narratives and ref ... more
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The Which Way Tree by Elizabeth Crook - £8.99
‘It was a few months later on, when Samantha was twelve years old, and I was fourteen, and winter come on, and the wind was blowing a gale, and dark was a thing we dreaded, that the panther called on us again.’   In the remote hill country ... more
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The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk - £8.99
From the Nobel Prize winner and best-selling author of Snow and My Name Is Red, a fable of fathers and sons and the desires that come between them.   On the outskirts of a town thirty miles from Istanbul, a master well digger and his young apprent ... more
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The Graybar Hotel by Curtis Dawkins - £9.99
An unflinching and deeply moving collection of stories by a debut writer currently serving a life sentence in Michigan’s prison system. His stories form a vivid portrait of prison life, painted from behind bars.   A man sits collect-calling ... more
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Ayiti by Roxane Gay - £12.99
From New York Times-bestselling powerhouse Roxane Gay, Ayiti is a powerful collection exploring the Haitian diaspora experience.   In Ayiti, a married couple seeking boat passage to America prepares to leave their homeland. A young woman procu ... more
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Madame Zero by Sarah Hall - £8.99
She is running and becoming smaller, running and becoming smaller, running in the light of the reddening sun, the red of her hair and her coat falling, the red of her fur and her body loosening. Running. Holding behind her a sudden, brazen object, wh ... more
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Grace by Paul Lynch - £8.99
An epic story of a young girl on a life-changing odyssey across nineteenth-century Ireland on the eve of the Great Famine.   SHORTLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL FICTION & THE WILLIAM SAROYAN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR WRITING ... more
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How Saints Die by Carmen Marcus - £8.99
Ellie Fleck has a question for everything, except the one she cannot ask. Where have they taken her mother?   Ten years old and irrepressibly curious, Ellie lives with her fisherman father, Peter, on the wild North Yorkshire coast. It’s the ... more
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A Legacy of Spies by John le Carré - £8.99
Chosen as a Book of the Year in The Times Literary Supplement, the Evening Standard, the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, The Times.   Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as t ... more
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The Watch House by Bernie McGill - £8.99
A story of infidelity, secrets and murder in a small Irish island community, inspired by Marconi's experiments in wireless telegraphy in the late nineteenth century.   In the vein of Hannah Kent's Burial Rites, The Watch House by Bernie McGill ... more
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Death in Spring by Mercè Rodoreda - £8.99
Death in Spring is a dark and dream-like tale of a teenage boy's coming of age in a remote village in the Catalan mountains; a place cut off from the outside world, where cruel customs are blindly followed, and attempts at rebellion swiftly crushed. ... more
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Oreo by Fran Ross - £9.99
With an introduction by the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James. "A rollicking little masterpiec... one of the most delightful, hilarious, intelligent novels I’ve stumbled across in recent years"(Pa ... more
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House of Names by Colm Tóibín - £8.99
'They cut her hair before they dragged her to the place of sacrifice. Her mouth was gagged to stop her cursing her father, her cowardly, two-tongued father. Nonetheless, they heard her muffled screams.'   On the day of his daughter's wedding, Agam ... more
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Tales from a Master's Notebook: Stories Henry James Never Wrote by Various authors - £14.99
When Henry James died he left behind a series of notebooks filled with ideas for novels and stories that he never wrote. Now ten of our best contemporary authors and James enthusiasts have written new short stories based on these 'germs' of ideas. Di ... more
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Refuge by Dina Nayeri - £12.99
The moving lifetime relationship between a father and a daughter, seen through the prism of global immigration and the contemporary refugee experience.   An Iranian girl escapes to America as a child, but her father stays behind. Over twenty y ... more
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Shatila Stories by Various authors - £12.00
Peirene Press donate 50p of each sale and all profits of this book to the Lebanese NGO Basmeh & Zeitooneh -   Most novels are written by professional writers using second hand material. Not this one. Peirene commissio ... more
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Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi - £12.99
A satirical reimagining of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein set in war-torn Baghdad.  SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2018 WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR ARABIC FICTION   From the rubble-strewn streets of US-occupied Bag ... more
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All the Fabulous Beasts by Priya Sharma - £11.99
The debut short story collection from acclaimed U.K. writer Priya Sharma, All the Fabulous Beasts collects 16 stunning and monstrous tales of love, rebirth, nature, and sexuality. A heady mix of myth and ontology, horror and the modern macabre. ... more
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A Good Country by Laleh Khadivi - £8.99
The powerful, moving story of a California teenager from an immigrant family who, finding himself in an increasingly hostile world, is turned from a carefree surfer's life towards a culture of fear and fanaticism.   Laguna Beach, California, 2 ... more
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Aliens & Anorexia by Chris Kraus - £8.99
The searing sequel to Chris Kraus's bestselling cult classic I Love Dick.   It's 1996, and Chris Kraus is in Berlin, seeking a distributor for her film Gravity & Grace, described alternately as 'an experimental 16mm film about hope, despai ... more
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The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell - £8.99
Modern fairy tales of magic, outsiders and lost souls from bestselling author and acclaimed book vlogger Jen Campbell.  'These days, you can find anything you need at the click of a button. That's why I bought her heart online.'  Spi ... more
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Texaco by Patrick Chamoiseau - £12.00
"One of the major fictional achievements of our century"(The Times) On the edge of Fort de France, the capital of Martinique, squats a shanty town. It goes by the name of Texaco.   One dawn, a stranger arrives - an urban planner, bearing ne ... more
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Gravel Heart by Abdulrazak Gurnah - £8.99
Moving from revolutionary Zanzibar in the 1960s to restless London in the 1990s, Gravel Heart is a powerful story of exile, migration and betrayal, from the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Paradise.  Salim has always believed that his fath ... more
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Seas of Snow by Kerensa Jennings - £9.99
1950s England. Five-year-old Gracie Scott lives with her Mam and next door to her best friend Billy. An only child, she has never known her Da. When her Uncle Joe moves in, his physical abuse of Gracie’s mother starts almost immediately. But when h ... more
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How to Be Human by Paula Cocozza - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2018 "In evocative and elegant prose Cocozza delves deep into the psyche of a strange and troubled woman. The reader is invited to share in her intense connection to a fox and will admire the author’s mo ... more
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How to be Famous by Caitlin Moran - £14.99
Life is always better backstage, isn't it?  A funny, riotous novel about a young women making it in a world where men hold all the power from the Sunday Times bestselling author of How to Build a Girl.  I’m Johanna Morrigan, and I l ... more
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