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The Children Act by Ian McEwan - £7.99
A brilliant, emotionally wrenching new novel from the author of Atonement and Amsterdam.   Fiona Maye, a leading High Court judge, renowned for her fierce intelligence and sensitivity is called on to try an urgent case. For religious reasons, ... more
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Tiger Milk by Stefanie de Velasco - £7.99
'We need to practise for later on, for real life. We need to know everything so nobody can ever mess with us.'   Nini and Jameelah are best friends forever. This summer they're going to grow up. Together. On their terms. But things don't alway ... more
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The Long Mars by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter - £7.99
2040-2045: In the years after the cataclysmic Yellowstone eruption there is massive economic dislocation as populations flee Datum Earth to myriad Long Earth worlds. Sally, Joshua, and Lobsang are all involved in this perilous work when, out of the b ... more
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Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent - £6.99
She knew everything about him - but the truth. Alice and Oliver Ryan seem blessed, both in their happy marriage and their successful working partnership. Their shared life is one of enviable privilege and ease. Enviable until, one evening after suppe ... more
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The Heroes' Welcome by Louisa Young - £7.99
The Heroes’ Welcome is the incandescent sequel to the bestselling R&J pick My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You. Its evocation of a time deeply wounded by the pain of WW1 will capture and beguile readers fresh to Louisa Young’s wonderful writing, and those ... more
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The Last Pier by Roma Tearne - £8.99
Monday August 14th 1939. It began in silence.   Despite the dark clouds of war looming on the horizon, thirteen-year-old Cecily's head is full of first love, ice cream and sibling rivalry. She looks constantly to her impossibly beautiful elde ... more
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Liberty Bazaar by David Chadwick - £9.99
Liverpool, 1863: Newly arrived in England, wealthy liberals enlist Trinity, an escaped slave girl, in their campaign to abolish slavery and support Abraham Lincoln’s Union. Jubal, a high-ranking Confederate officer, has arrived to find supporters and ... more
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The Salmon Who Dared to Leap Higher by Ahn Do-hyeon - £7.99
A life-affirming, inspirational modern fable about love, life and daring to be different.  The life of the salmon is a predictable one: swimming upstream to the place of its birth to spawn, and then to die.  This is the story of a salmon whose silv ... more
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How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran - £7.99
What do you do in your teenage years when you realise what your parents taught you wasn’t enough? You must go out and find books and poetry and pop songs and bad heroes - and build yourself.  It’s 1990. Johanna Morrigan, 14, has shamed herself so ... more
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How to Become a Writer by Lorrie Moore - £1.99
Taken from award-winning writer Lorrie Moore's debut short story collection Self-Help (1985), How To Become a Writer is a wryly witty deconstruction of tips for aspiring writers, told in vignettes by a self-absorbed narrator who fails to observe the ... more
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The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman - £8.99
Meet Ice Cream Star: the spirited fifteen-year-old heroine of this mind-poppingly inventive post-apocalyptic adventure story and parable of modern America.  My name be Ice Cream Fifteen Star and this be the tale of how I bring the cure to all t ... more
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The Gypsy Goddess by Meena Kandasamy - £8.99
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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All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews - £7.99
Elf and Yoli are two smart, loving sisters. Elf is a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, happily married: she wants to die. Yoli is divorced, broke, sleeping with the wrong men: she desperately wants to keep her older sister alive. When Elf's ... more
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The Lost Child by Caryl Phillips - £14.99
Caryl Phillips’s The Lost Child is a sweeping story of orphans and outcasts, haunted by the past and fighting to liberate themselves from it. At its centre is Monica Johnson, cut off from her parents after falling in love with a foreigner, and her bi ... more
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Love, Sex and Other Foreign Policy Goals by Jesse Armstrong - £12.99
A group of well-intentioned students head into a war zone, armed only with 'the power of theatre' - the first novel from the BAFTA Award-winning writer of Peep Show and The Thick of It.  It’s 1994 and the former Yugoslavia is being torn apart. ... more
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The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan - £8.99
A savagely beautiful novel about the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.  ***WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014***   Forever after, there were for the ... more
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Family Life by Akhil Sharma - £7.99
For eight-year-old Ajay and his older brother Birju, life in Delhi in the late 1970s follows a comfortable, predictable routine: bathing on the roof, queuing for milk, playing cricket in the street. Yet, everything changes when their father finds a j ... more
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Munich Airport by Greg Baxter - £8.99
An American expat in London takes a phone call. The caller is a German policewoman, and the news she has to convey to him is almost incomprehensible: his sister, Miriam, has been found dead in her Berlin flat, of starvation.   Three weeks late ... more
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Children of the Jacaranda Tree by Sahar Delijani - £8.99
Iran. Amidst one country's tragedy, three mothers are united by love.  Includes reading group notes.  Tehran, 1983. A city paralysed by fear, its people silenced. And the beating heart of the regime is Evin prison. Yet even within its wall ... more
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All That Is Solid Melts Into Air by Darragh McKeon - £8.99
Moscow, 1986. In a run-down apartment block, a piano prodigy practices silently to avoid disturbing the neighbours. In a factory, his aunt makes car parts, hiding her dissident past. In the hospital, a talented surgeon buries himself in his work. And ... more
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The Word for World is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin - £8.99
Grand Master Ursula K. Le Guin's HUGO AWARD-winning tale of colonisation and oppression.  When the inhabitants of a peaceful world are conquered by the bloodthirsty yumens, their existence is irrevocably altered. Forced into servitude, the Aths ... more
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The Flea Palace by Elif Shafak - £8.99
Shortlisted for the 2005 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, Elif Shafak's The Flea Palace is a moving and highly original novel about a group of individuals who live in the same building and who together become embroiled in a mystery.   By tur ... more
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The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak - £8.99
Ella Rubinstein has a husband, three teenage children, and a pleasant home. Everything that should make her confident and fulfilled. Yet there is an emptiness at the heart of Ella's life - an emptiness once filled by love.  So when Ella reads ... more
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Look Who's Back by Timur Vermes, translated by Jamie Bulloch - £8.99
Berlin, Summer 2011. Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of open ground, alive and well. Things have changed – no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognises his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a woman.   Peop ... more
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Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy - £4.99
A special edition of Hardy's brilliant novel to tie in with the major new film starring Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge and Matthias Schoenaerts, based on David Nicholls' screenplay.   Hardy's powerful novel of swift sexual passio ... more
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The Spice Box Letters by Eve Makis - £8.99
Katerina inherits a scented, wooden spice box after her grandmother Mariam dies. It contains letters and a diary, written in Armenian. As she pieces together her family story, Katerina learns that Mariam's childhood was shattered by the Armenian trag ... more
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The End of the Story by Lydia Davis - £8.99
The first and only novel by Lydia Davis, winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2013.   'It surprised me, over and over, to find that I was with such a young man. He was twenty-two when I met him. He turned twenty-three while I knew him, ... more
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I Can't Begin to Tell You by Elizabeth Buchan - £6.99
Elizabeth Buchan brings us a beautifully told story of courage, love and lies in wartime Europe in her heart-breaking new novel I Can't Begin to Tell You.   When the Nazis invade Denmark, British-born Kay Eberstern is sickened when Bror - her ... more
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Fallout by Paul Thomas - £8.99
Tito Ihaka, the unkempt, overweight Maori cop was demoted to Sergeant due to insubordination and pigheadedness. He investigates the unsolved killing of 17 year old girl at an election night party in a ritzy villa near Auckland. Ihaka is also embroile ... more
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Dancing in the Dark: My Struggle, Book 4 by Karl Ove Knausgaard - £17.99
The fourth part of a sensational literary cycle that has been hailed as ‘perhaps the most important literary enterprise of our times’ (Guardian)  18 years old and fresh out of high school, Karl Ove Knausgaard moves to a tiny fisherman’s villa ... more
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Frog Music by Emma Donoghue - £7.99
Frog Music is the new novel by Emma Donoghue, author of the multi-million-copy bestseller Room, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Lenny Abrahamson.  San Francisco, 1876: a stifling heat wave and smallpox epidemic have engulfed the C ... more
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History of the Rain by Niall Williams - £8.99
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014   We are our stories. We tell them to stay alive or keep alive those who only live now in the telling. In Faha, County Clare, everyone is a long story...   Bedbound in her attic room beneath the falling ra ... more
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Academy Street by Mary Costello - £8.99
AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4 BOOK AT BEDTIME   WINNER OF THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2014   SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2014   Tess Lohan appears to be a quiet child. But within lies a heart of fire. A fire ... more
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Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill - £7.99
They used to send each other letters. The return address was always the same: Dept. of Speculation.   They used to be young, brave, and giddy with hopes for their future. They got married, had a child, and skated through all the small calamiti ... more
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Poldark: Ross Poldark by Winston Graham - £7.99
A reissue of the first book in the legendary Poldark series, to tie in with the new BBC series.  Tired from a grim war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his land and his family. But the joyful homecoming he has anticipated turns sour, for his ... more
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Poldark: Demelza by Winston Graham - £7.99
A reissue of the second book in the legendary Poldark series, to tie in with the new BBC series.  Demelza Carne, the impoverished miner's daughter Ross Poldark rescued from a fairground rabble, is now his wife. But the events of these turbulent ... more
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Kolymsky Heights by Lionel Davidson - £8.99
Kolymsky Heights. A Siberian permafrost hell lost in endless nights, the perfect setting for an underground Russian research station. It's a place so secret it doesn't officially exist; once there, the scientists are forbidden to leave. But one sci ... more
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No Country by Kalyan Ray - £9.99
In November 1989, an Indian couple are discovered murdered in a small town in upstate New York. They lie together as though just disengaged from a long embrace. Yet their murder has been two centuries in the making.   County Sligo, Ireland, 18 ... more
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Children of Paradise by Fred D'Aguiar - £8.99
In the opening pages of this novel, an accident brings a young girl to the attention of the Preacher, the all-powerful leader of a religious cult secluded in the jungle. Trina has only dim memories of the life she lived with her mother before they jo ... more
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The Last Word by Hanif Kureishi - £8.99
Mamoon is an eminent Indian-born writer who has made a career in England - but now, in his early 70s, his reputation is fading, sales have dried up, and his new wife has expensive taste.   Harry, a young writer, is commissioned to write a biog ... more
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The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman - £7.99
From the bestselling author of The Dovekeepers comes a spectacularly imaginative and moving new novel in the vein of The Night Circus that has been acclaimed by Jodi Picoult as 'truly stunning: part love story, part mystery, part history, and all bea ... more
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A Man Lies Dreaming by Lavie Tidhar - £8.99
The next novel from Lavie Tidhar, the award-winning author of The Violent Century.  Deep in the heart of history's most infamous concentration camp, a man lies dreaming. His name is Shomer, and before the war he was a pulp fiction author. Now, ... more
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Ghosting by Jonathan Kemp - £8.99
Drawing on a brilliant literary tradition of madness, incarceration and escape, Jonathan Kemp delivers a Mrs Dalloway for the modern age – and the triumphant coming-of-age of a woman in her sixties.   When Grace Wellbeck thinks she sees the gh ... more
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The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt - £8.99
The devilishly playful, intellectually inspiring, emotionally involving new novel from Siri Hustvedt, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.   The artist Harriet Burden, furious at the lack of attention paid her by the New York art world, cond ... more
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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro - £20.00
'There's a journey we must go on, and no more delay ...'  The extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day.   The Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadil ... more
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Wake Up Happy Every Day by Stephen May - £8.99
What happens if you do actually find the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?   Nicky has always known Russell was rich, but he has no idea how astronomically rich Russell is until his friend drops dead, on his fiftieth birthday, with Nicky as the ... more
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Gretel and the Dark by Eliza Granville - £8.99
Gretel and the Dark is Eliza Granville's dazzling novel of darkness, evil - and hope.  For fans of Markus Zusak's The Book Thief and Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth.  Vienna, 1899. Josef Breuer - celebrated psychoanalyst - is about to enco ... more
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The Walk Home by Rachel Seiffert - £8.99
From the Man Booker shortlisted author of the Dark Room comes a new novel about love and the desire to come home.  Stevie comes from a long line of people who have cut and run. Just like he has.   Stevie's been to London, taught himself to get by, ... more
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A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie - £8.99
July 1914. Young Englishwoman Vivian Rose Spencer is running up a mountainside in an ancient land, surrounded by figs and cypresses. Soon she will discover the Temple of Zeus, the call of adventure, and the ecstasy of love. Thousands of miles away a ... more
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Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera, translated by Lisa Dillman - £8.99
Signs Preceding the End of the World is one of the most arresting novels to be published in Spanish in the last ten years. Yuri Herrera does not simply write about the border between Mexico and the United States and those who cross it. He explores th ... more
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Shame and the Captives by Thomas Keneally - £8.99
A dramatic and fascinating novel based on a notorious breakout by Japanese prisoners from an Australian POW camp in 1944, encapsulating the impact of war on ordinary lives.  On the edge of a small Australian town, far from the battlefields of t ... more
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