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News from the Clouds by Robert Llewellyn - £16.99
In the final book of the News from trilogy, Gavin Meckler faces the biggest challenge of all on his journey through time.  He enters the world of the clouds, where the earth's inhabitants have had to adapt to a planet ravaged by a climate mor ... more
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Mexico 20: New Voices, Old Traditions by Various authors - £7.99
To celebrate the Year of Mexico in the UK and the Year of the UK in Mexico in 2015, Hay Festival, the British Council and Conaculta have joined forces to bring twenty young Mexican writers under the age of forty, paired with twenty British translator ... more
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Sister Noon by Karen Joy Fowler - £7.99
By the bestselling author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Sister Noon is the story of Lizzie Hayes, whose dull life is about to be shaken up by a mysterious and powerful woman.  'Words were invented so lies could be told' ~ Mary El ... more
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See You Tomorrow by Tore Renberg, translated by Seán Kinsella - £8.99
Pål has a shameful secret that has dragged him into huge debt, much bigger than he can ever hope to repay on his modest civil servant salary. He desperately doesn't want anybody to find out – especially not his teenage daughters or his ex-wife. It's ... more
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The Wolf Border by Sarah Hall - £17.99
For almost a decade Rachel Caine has turned her back on home, kept distant by family disputes and her work monitoring wolves on an Idaho reservation. But now, summoned by the eccentric Earl of Annerdale and his controversial scheme to reintroduce the ... more
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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin - £7.99
The little book with the big heart - the New York Times bestseller that has won passionate fans around the world.  Originally published as The Collected Works of A. J. Fikry.  "Who the hell are you?" A.J. asks the baby. For no appare ... more
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What Was Never Said by Emma Craigie - £7.99
15-year-old Zahra has lived in England most of her life, but she is haunted by memories of her early childhood in Africa: the warm sun, the loud gunfire, and happy days playing with her older sister before "the visitors" came. It is hard for Zahra to ... more
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On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee - £8.99
From the beloved award-winning author of Native Speaker and The Surrendered, a highly provocative, deeply affecting story of one woman's legendary quest in a shocking, future America.  On Such a Full Sea takes Chang-rae Lee's elegance of prose, ... more
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The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel - £8.99
Hilary Mantel is one of Britain’s most accomplished and acclaimed writers. In these ten bracingly subversive tales, all her gifts of characterisation and observation are fully engaged, summoning forth the horrors so often concealed behind everyday fa ... more
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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman - £7.99
The international phenomenon: quirky and bittersweet, heartbreaking yet outrageously funny, A Man Called Ove is a life-affirming fable for our times.  At first sight, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks him ... more
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Princess Bari by Hwang Sok-yong - £9.99
In a drab North Korean city, a seventh daughter is born to a couple longing for a son. Abandoned hours after her birth, she is eventually rescued by her grandmother. The old woman names the child Bari, after a legend telling of a forsaken princess wh ... more
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Thursday's Child by Nicci French - £7.99
Two crimes, generations apart . . .   Twenty years ago teenager Frieda Klein was brutally attacked in her own home. No one believed her - not the police, not her mother, not her friends. She left town, trained as a psychologist and never went ... more
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Six Stories and an Essay by Andrea Levy - £7.99
A superb collection of writing from multi-award-winning, million-copy bestseller Andrea Levy.  Andrea Levy, author of the Man Booker shortlisted novel THE LONG SONG and the prize-winning, million-copy bestseller SMALL ISLAND, draws together a r ... more
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The Good Son by Paul McVeigh - £8.99
Mickey Donnelly is smart, which isn’t a good thing in his part of town.  Despite having a dog called Killer and being in love with the girl next door, everyone calls him ‘gay’. It doesn’t help that his best friend is his little sister, Wee Maggi ... more
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Brunt Boggart: A Tapestry of Tales by David Greygoose - £8.99
Brunt Boggart is a tapestry of folktales, myths and storytelling. The connecting thread follows Greychild, abandoned in the woods by his mother. Mistaken for a wolf, he is taken to Brunt Boggart, a village of primal energies where people live close t ... more
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The Architect's Apprentice by Elif Shafak - £8.99
When Jahan travels to 16th-century Istanbul as a stowaway carrying the gift of a white elephant for the sultan, little does he know the journey on which he is about to embark.   As he settles into life in Istanbul, Jahan's fortunes are shaped ... more
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The Following Girls by Louise Levene - £8.99
When Amanda Baker was 14 she found a letter written by her runaway mother to her unborn child: 'Dear Jeremy' it began 'or Amanda...'. Now Baker is sixteen and sick of her lot as she moves miserably between lessons, her only solace her fifth form gang ... more
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Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman - £8.99
Newly arrived from Ghana with his mother and older sister, eleven-year-old Harrison Opoku lives on the ninth floor of a block of flats on an inner-city housing estate. The second best runner in the whole of Year 7, Harri races through his new life in ... more
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The Poets' Wives by David Park - £8.99
Three women, each destined to play the role of a poet's wife: Catherine Blake, the wife of William Blake – a poet, painter and engraver who struggles for recognition in a society that dismisses him as a madman; Nadezhda Mandelstam, wife of Russian po ... more
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The Incarnations by Susan Barker - £8.99
Beijing, 2008, the Olympics are coming, but as taxi driver Wang circles the city’s congested streets, he feels barely alive. His daily grind is suddenly interrupted when he finds a letter in the sunshade of his cab. Someone is watching him. Someone w ... more
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The Wives of Los Alamos by TaraShea Nesbit - £8.99
Their average age was twenty-five. They came from Berkeley, Cambridge, Paris, London and Chicago – and arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure or at least resigned to it. But hope quickly turned to hardship in the desolate military town where every ... more
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God Help the Child by Toni Morrison - £14.99
The potent new novel from the Nobel Laureate  ‘What you do to children matters. And they might never forget’   Sweetness wants to love her child, Bride, but she struggles to love her as a mother should. Bride, now glamorous, grown up, eb ... more
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The Repercussions by Catherine Hall - £7.99
When war photographer Jo returns from her latest assignment in Afghanistan and moves into the Brighton flat she’s just inherited, she hopes to restore equilibrium to her chaotic life. But images and events of her recent past and the reading of her gr ... more
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The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan - £12.99
The magical story of a floating circus and two young women in search of a home.  The sea has flooded the earth. North lives on a circus boat, floating between the scattered islands that remain. She dances with her beloved bear, while the rest ... more
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How to be Both by Ali Smith - £8.99
How to be both is the dazzling new novel by Ali Smith. It is longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014.   Passionate, compassionate, vitally inventive and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith's novels are like nothing else.   How to be Both is a nov ... more
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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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