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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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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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The Fields by Kevin Maher - £7.99
The launch of a major new literary voice in Irish/British fiction: set in 1980s Dublin and London, The Fields tells the vividly evocative story of Jim Finnegan's unfairly interrupted adolescence.  We'd never seen anything like that around our p ... more
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We Are What We Pretend To Be: The First and Last Works by Kurt Vonnegut - £8.99
Called "our finest black-humorist" by The Atlantic Monthly, Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Now his first and last works come together for the first time in print, in a collection aptly titled after his famo ... more
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The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Eddie Campbell - £12.99
Beautifully illustrated by renowned artist Eddie Campbell, this is a four-colour edition of Neil Gaiman's award-winning novelette The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains - a haunting story of family, the otherworld, and a search for hidden treasur ... more
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The Book of Gaza: A City in Short Fiction by Atef Abu Saif (Editor) - £9.99
Featuring Atef Abu Saif, Abdallah Tayeh, Talal Abu Shawish, Mona Abu Sharekh, Najlaa Ataallah, Ghareeb Asqalani, Nayrouz Qarmout, Yusra al Khatib, Asmaa al Ghul & Zaki al 'Ela   Under the Israeli occupation of the '70s and '80s, writers in Gaza had ... more
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Vauxhall by Gabriel Gbadamosi - £12.99
1970s London: Young Michael runs past the railway arches and terraces of Vauxhall. Reaching the street on which he lives, he witnesses a young girl fall from a window, her sari floating down behind her. Her lifeless body lies crumpled on the ground. ... more
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Ruby's War by Johanna Winard - £7.99
1942 - a quiet Lancashire village will soon be divided by war.  In the autumn of 1942, fifteen year old Ruby is collected from her aunt’s guesthouse by her grandfather. She is taken to live with him in a village in industrial Lancashire, where a fe ... more
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The Folded Man by Matt Hill - £8.99
In 2018, Manchester is a rotten city propped up by a few bad men. After the cuts, the toppling of its flagship tower, the riots and the terror, the promise of a prosperous North is gone. The first industrial city is dying – its people left to fend fo ... more
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How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran - £14.99
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 hersel ... more
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The Book of Fate by Parinoush Saniee, translated by Sara Khalili - £8.99
The novel that became a huge bestseller in Iran, before it was banned by the government.  A teenager in pre-revolutionary Tehran, Massoumeh is an ordinary girl, passionate about learning. On her way to school she meets a local man and falls in love ... more
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The Tightrope Walkers by David Almond - £8.99
'I was born in a hovel on the banks of the Tyne...'   Dominic Hall grows up in the sixties on a brand-new estate, along with the other families who escaped the river. But the Tyne is still an overwhelming presence, and most of the fathers work ... more
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The Light and the Dark by Mikhail Shishkin, translated by Andrew Bromfield - £8.99
Fate sends two star-crossed lovers, Sasha and Volodenka, on two separate journeys across space and time. Sasha finds herself as a young woman in a time not far from the present day. Volodenka finds himself as a young soldier in a horrific conflict at ... more
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Things We Left Unsaid by Zoya Pirzad - £8.99
Deep in an Iranian suburb, made rich by the booming oil industry, Clarice Ayvazian lives a comfortable life surrounded by the gentle bickering of her children and her gossiping friends and relatives. Happy being at the heart of her family, she devote ... more
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The Gonjon Pin and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing 2014 by Various authors - £8.99
The Caine Prize for African Writing 2014 brings together the five shortlisted authors' stories along with 12 other stories from the best new writers.  Insightful, arresting and entertaining - this collection reflects the richness and range of current ... more
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Closed Doors by Lisa O'Donnell - £8.99
A powerful tale of love, the loss of innocence and the importance of family in difficult times by the acclaimed author of The Death of Bees, winner of the Commonwealth Book Prize 2013.   ‘There are no strangers in Rothesay, Michael. Everyone k ... more
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My Life in the Bush of Ghosts by Amos Tutuola - £8.99
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Amos Tutuola's second novel, was first published in 1954.   It tells the tale of a small boy who wanders into the heart of a fantastical African forest, the dwelling place of innumerable wild, grotesque and terr ... more
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Vixen by Rosie Garland - £16.99
DEVON, 1349  In Brauntone, where seagulls screech across the fields and the wind has a mind to change, Father Thomas arrives as the new priest. Determined to impress his congregation, he quells fears of the coming pestilence with promises of pr ... more
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Upstairs at the Party by Linda Grant - £14.99
The brilliant new novel from the Man Booker shortlisted author of The Clothes on Their Backs.  'If you go back and look at your life there are certain scenes, acts, or maybe just incidents on which everything that follows seems to depend. If only ... more
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Chaplin and Company by Mave Fellowes - £8.99
A big debut novel – a perfect blend of the quirky and commercial, in the vein of When God Was a Rabbit.  Winner of a Betty Trask Award.  Introducing... Odeline Milk, an unusual young lady from a sleepy market town.   She’s on he ... more
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All Day and a Night by Alafair Burke - £10.00
When psychotherapist Helen Brunswick is murdered in her Park Slope office, the entire city suspects her estranged husband - until the District Attorney's Office receives an anonymous letter. The letter's author knows a detail that police have kept se ... more
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The Palm Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola - £8.99
This classic novel tells the phantasmagorical story of an alcoholic man and his search for his dead palm-wine tapster. As he travels through the land of the dead, he encounters a host of supernatural and often terrifying beings - among them the compl ... more
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Your Fathers, Where are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? by Dave Eggers - £14.99
In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn't recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help. He pulls at the chain. ... more
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The Booby Trap and Other Bits and Boobs by Dawn O’Porter (Editor) - £7.99
In aid of breast cancer charities. A collection of stories from famous names with one thing in common - boobs!   Knockers, baps, bazoomas and hooters - big ones, small ones, man boobs, boob jobs and lopsided lady lumps - every boob tells a story. ... more
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The Sea and Summer by George Turner - £8.99
The Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning novel of climate change in the not-too-distant future.  Francis Conway is Swill - one of the millions in the year 2041 who must subsist on the inadequate charities of the state. Life, already difficult, is rapidl ... more
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The Marrying of Chani Kaufman by Eve Harris - £8.99
19 year-old Chani lives in the ultra-orthodox Jewish community of North West London. She has never had physical contact with a man, but is bound to marry a stranger. The rabbi’s wife teaches her what it means to be a Jewish wife, but Rivka has her ow ... more
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San Miguel by T.C. Boyle - £8.99
The schooner from Santa Barbara arrives at the tiny, desolate island on New Year's Day, 1888. As the trunks are unloaded onto the wet sand, thirty-eight-year-old Marantha Waters looks at the cliffs falling away into the churning sea. This is the firs ... more
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Gaza Writes Back: Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine by Refaat Alareer (Editor) - £13.00
Gaza Writes Back: Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine, edited by Refaat Alareer is a compelling collection of short stories from fifteen young writers in Gaza, members of a generation that has suffered immensely under Israel’s siege a ... more
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When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed by Bradley Greenburg - £8.99
‘Left us a cross stuck in the road,’ James said, his voice low but distinct over the whetting of the knife. ‘Likely they read in the papers about them white sheets down to home. They been out here a couple other times, at night. Just to look. They ... more
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Twilight by Elie Wiesel - £8.99
Twilight is a haunting novel by Nobel Peace prize-winning author Elie Wiesel.   Raphael Lipkin hears voices and talks to ghosts. Spending the summer at the Mountain Clinic, a New York psychiatric hospital, he is not a patient but rather a vi ... more
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Once Upon a Time There Was a Traveller: Asham Award-Winning Stories by Various authors - £8.99
A collection of some of the most original and dazzling short stories, from writers old and new.  Virago Press and the Asham Award, the foremost prize for stories by women, present a collection of tales to send you to places you've never been ... more
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The Wrench by Primo Levi - £9.99
Amid Levi's grim tales of the Holocaust, The Wrench is an optimistic life-enhancing novel. "This is not a book for journalists. Civil servants, too, will feel uneasy while reading it, and as for lawyers, they will never sleep again. For it is abou ... more
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Satantango by László Krasznahorkai - £8.99
In the darkening embers of a Communist utopia, life in a desolate Hungarian town has come to a virtual standstill. Flies buzz, spiders weave, water drips and animals root desultorily in the barnyard of a collective farm. But when the charismatic Irim ... more
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The Movement of Stars by Amy Brill - £7.99
Amy Brill's The Movement of Stars tells a story of illicit love and extraordinary ambition.   It is 1845, and Hannah Gardner Price dreams of a world infinitely larger than the small Quaker community where she has lived all 25 years of her li ... more
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The Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry - £17.99
A stunning return from the prize-winning and bestselling author of The Secret Scripture.  Jack McNulty is a 'temporary gentleman', an Irishman whose commission in the British army in the Second World War was never permanent. In 1957, sitting ... more
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The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh - £7.99
Sun. Desire. Obsession. An explosive, intelligent novel from the prize-winning author of Brass.  Each summer, Jenn and her husband Greg return to Deia, on Mallorca's dramatic west coast. This year the arrival of Emma, Jenn's stepdaughter, and her ... more
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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra - £8.99
When everything else seems lost, watch out for the unexpected ties that bind us together...  Longlisted for the National Book Award 2013  In a snow-covered village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches from the woods as her father i ... more
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Death of the Demon by Anne Holt - £7.99
In an orphanage outside Oslo, a twelve-year-old boy is causing havoc. The institution's ageing director, Agnes Vestavik, sees something chilling in Olav's eyes: sheer hatred. When Vestavik is found murdered at her desk late at night, stabbed in the n ... more
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The Confusion of Karen Carpenter by Jonathan Harvey - £7.99
Having the same name as a 70s pop star was just the start of her troubles...  Hello. There are two things you should know about me:  1) My name is Karen Carpenter. 2) Just before Christmas my boyfriend left me.  I’m not THE Karen Carpenter. I j ... more
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The Long War (Long Earth, Book 2) by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter - £7.99
A generation after the events of The Long Earth, mankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by Stepping. Where Joshua and Lobsang once pioneered, now fleets of airships link the stepwise Americas with trade and culture.   Mankind is s ... more
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The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord - £8.99
This is a story of hope. Grace Delarua, a civil servant with the government of Cygnus Beta, remembers when the Sadiri arrived on their planet, a galactic hinterland for pioneers and refugees.  This is a story of survival. Dllenahkh, leader of the ... more
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La Vida Doble: A Novel by Arturo Fontaine, translated by Megan McDowell - £9.99
Set in the darkest years of the Pinochet dictatorship, La Vida Doble is the story of Lorena, a leftist militant who arrives at a merciless turning point when every choice she confronts is impossible. Captured by agents of the Chilean repression, with ... more
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Up the Junction by Nell Dunn - £8.99
Published in 1963, Up the Junction won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize, was adapted into a film and was the inspiration for the song of the same name.  The girls - Rube, Lily and Sylvie - work at McCrindle's sweet factory during the week ... more
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All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld - £8.99
A novel of profound emotional force - the follow-up to the prizewinning and highly acclaimed After the Fire, A Still Small Voice by an author named as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists 2013.  Jake Whyte is the sole resident of a ... more
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A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride - £7.99
WINNER OF THE 2014 BAILEY'S WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION   Eimear McBride's award-winning debut novel tells the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour.  Not so much a stream ... more
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Carnival by Rawi Hage - £8.99
Carnival is a new novel from IMPAC Literary Award winner Rawi Hage.   WINNER OF THE PARAGRAPHE HUGH MACLENNAN PRIZE FOR FICTION   There are two types of taxi driver in the Carnival city - the spiders and the flies. The spiders sit and stew in ... more
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Where Have You Been? by Joseph O'Connor - £7.99
A deeply moving collection of stories from the bestselling author of Star of the Sea.  Ranging from urgently contemporary London and Dublin to New York's Lower East Side in the nineteenth century, from dark comedy to poignancy, from the wryly p ... more
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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt - £8.99
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014   Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken ... more
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The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood - £8.99
Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners - a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, the preservation of all species, the tending of the Earth, and the cultivation of bees and organic crops on flat rooftops - has long predi ... more
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Marriage Material by Sathnam Sanghera - £8.99
An epic tale of family, love, and politics spanning the twentieth century, told with humour, tenderness and insight by one of Britain’s most promising young writers.   Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award  If you’ve approached Bains Stor ... more
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