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The Two Hotel Francforts by David Leavitt - £8.99
It is the summer of 1940, and Lisbon is one of the only neutral ports left in Europe – a city filled with spies, crowned heads and refugees of every nationality, tipping back absinthe to while away the time until their escape. Awaiting safe passage t ... more
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The Man Who Loved Dogs by Leonardo Padura - £12.99
Cuban writer Iván Cárdenas Maturell meets a mysterious foreigner on a Havana beach who is always in the company of two Russian wolfhounds. Ivan quickly names him “the man who loved dogs”. The man eventually confesses that he is actually Ramón Mercade ... more
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Holding Paradise by Fran Clark - £8.99
On a grey and miserable morning in 2008, London businesswoman, Angelica Ford boards a plane and flies off to the blues and greens of her mother’s island in the Caribbean.   Angelica is desperate. She is looking for a way to save her marriage ... more
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2 a.m. at The Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino - £7.99
A sparkling, enchanting, one-of-a-kind novel about one day in the lives of three unforgettable characters  Madeleine Altimari is a sassy, smart-mouthed nine-year-old and an aspiring jazz singer, inwardly mourning the recent death of her mother. ... more
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Best European Fiction 2015 by Various authors, with a Preface by Enrique Vila-Matas - £11.95
For the past five years, this anthology has provoked reactions across the globe, exciting readers, critics, and publishers alike. Best European Fiction brings new names and new work to an international audience, at a time when the United States and B ... more
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The Thing About December by Donal Ryan - £7.99
‘He heard Daddy one time saying he was a grand quiet boy to Mother when he thought Johnsey couldn’t hear them talking. Mother must have been giving out about him being a gom and Daddy was defending him. He heard the fondness in Daddy’s voice. But you ... more
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Sausage Hall by Christina James - £8.99
Sausage Hall is home to millionaire Kevan de Vries, grandson of a Dutch immigrant farmer. De Vries has built up a huge farming and food packing empire which extends, via the banana trade, to the West Indies. Sleazy MD, Tony Sentance, persuades de Vri ... more
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Hidden Knowledge by Bernardine Bishop - £8.99
Accused of child abuse, Father Roger Tree confesses at once; it masks a darker secret. Meanwhile his sister Romola faces a future without their beloved brother, the novelist Hereward Tree. Can she live with the ending of his last book? And then there ... more
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Vendetta by Dreda Say Mitchell - £6.99
A fast-paced, race-against-time thriller. Dreda is the female equivalent of Simon Kernick and Stephen Leather.  Two murders. Two different crime scenes. One killer?   Mac wakes in an smashed-up hotel room with no recollection of what has ... more
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The Case of the Love Commandos by Tarquin Hall - £9.99
The wonderful fourth outing for Delhi detective Vish Puri ('the Indian Hercule Poirot' Financial Times).   When India’s Love Commandos rescue a young woman from a high-caste family who has been forbidden from marrying an untouchable, she looks ... more
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Amnesia by Peter Carey - £18.99
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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C.O.W.L. Principles of Power: Volume 1 by Kyle Higgins and Alec Siegel, illustrated by Rod Reis - £7.50
The Chicago Organized Workers League once stood as a beacon of hope against an epidemic of organized crime and an unbeatable "brotherhood" of Super-Villains. Now, in 1962, the union faces a disillusioned public, scandal, and a new era of threats. ... more
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Bleak Expectations by Mark Evans - £7.99
A brilliantly funny novel based on the Radio 4 series  Based on the beloved Radio 4 series, Bleak Expectations recounts the remarkable adventures of young Pip Bin as he tries to make his way in a world made all horrible by the machinations of h ... more
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The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker - £8.99
Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master, the husband who commissioned her, dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship ar ... more
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He Wants by Alison Moore - £8.99
Retired teacher Lewis Sullivan always imagined living by the sea.   He lives instead in the Midlands village in which he was born. His grown-up daughter visits every day, bringing soup. He does not want soup. He frequents his second-favourite ... more
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The Blind Man's Garden by Nadeem Aslam - £7.99
From the author of Maps for Lost Lovers comes a searing, exquisitely written novel set in Pakistan and Afghanistan in the months following 9/11 - a story of war, of one family's losses, and of the simplest, most enduring human impulses.   Jeo ... more
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Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid - £7.99
For Cat Morland life being home-schooled in Dorset is unendurably ordinary. To cope, she devours as many novels as possible, especially anything supernatural. But if Cat can tear her eyes away from the page, she’s in for a shock: the very stuff of he ... more
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Africa39: New Writing from Africa South of the Sahara by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey (Editor) - £12.99
Africa has produced some of the best writing of the twentieth century from Chinua Achebe, Ayi Kwei Armah, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, and the Nobel Laureates Wole Soyinka, Nadine Gordimer, J.M. Coetzee and Doris Lessing, to more recent talents like Nuruddin F ... more
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The Dig by Cynan Jones - £7.99
Deep in rural Wales, a farmer is struggling through lambing season when he becomes aware that his land is being stalked by a badger-baiter who brings with him the stark threat of violence. Built of the interlocking fates of these two solitary men, th ... more
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The Trade Secret by Robert Newman - £8.99
When an oil shortage plunges Isfahan into darkness, renegade English servant Nat and eccentric Persian poet Darius set out for secret oil wells said to lie under the abandoned Temple of Mithras. Darius hopes the oil will give him a chance to marry mu ... more
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Dead Funny: Britain's Best Comedians Turn to Horror by Robin Ince & Johnny Mains (Editors) - £8.99
What happens when mirth turns to murder? When the screams are not from joy, but flesh-ripping pain? Dead Funny is an audacious anthology, featuring tales of terror from some of the brightest lights in UK comedy.   Award winners Robin Ince and ... more
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Two More Pints by Roddy Doyle - £7.99
Following on Two Pints, another hilarious book on everything that matters from the brilliant Roddy Doyle.   Two men meet for a pint – or two – in a Dublin pub. They chew the fat, set the world to rights, curse the ref, say a last farewell… In ... more
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The Love Object: Selected Stories of Edna O'Brien by Edna O'Brien - £10.99
Collected here together for the first time in one beautiful volume are the stories of an expert practitioner of the shorter form. Spanning five decades of writing, The Love Object takes the most memorable and successful stories from collections like ... more
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The Girl Who Just Appeared by Jonathan Harvey - £7.99
From the award-winning author of All She Wants and the writer of Coronation Street and Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, comes this comedy with a huge, beating heart.  London 2014. Holly Smith has never fitted in. Adopted when just a few months old, she's a ... more
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We Need New Names by Noviolet Bulawayo - £8.99
* Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013*   * US National Book Award 5 Under 35 *   * Winner of the Etisalat Prize 2014*  * Winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2014*   * Winner of a Betty Trask Award 2014* &n ... more
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The Circle by Dave Eggers - £8.99
Fast, thrilling, compulsively addictive - The Circle is Dave Eggers's timely novel about our obsession with the internet.   When Mae is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the ... more
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Shaman: A Novel of the Ice Age by Kim Stanley Robinson - £8.99
An award-winning and bestselling SF writer, Kim Stanley Robinson is widely acknowledged as one of the most exciting and visionary writers in the field.   His latest novel, 2312, imagined how we would be living 300 years from now. Now, with hi ... more
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The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed - £7.99
It is 1988 and Hargeisa waits. Whispers of revolution travel on the dry winds but still the dictatorship remains secure. Soon, and through the eyes of three women, we will see Somalia fall.   Nine-year-old Deqo has left the vast refugee camp she was ... more
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OxCrimes by Peter Florence, Mark Ellingham (Editors), with an introduction by Ian Rankin - £9.99
Following the success of OxTales and OxTravels, this collection of crime writing is the latest Oxfam fundraiser, introduced by Britain's greatest crime writer, Ian Rankin, and featuring a compelling cast of suspects.   For 2014, Oxfam and Prof ... more
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The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce - £14.99
From the author of the 2 million+ copy, worldwide bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, an exquisite, funny and heartrending parallel story.   When Queenie Hennessy discovers that Harold Fry is walking the length of England to sav ... more
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The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud - £7.99
Nora Eldridge has always been a good girl: a good daughter, colleague, friend, employee. She teaches at an elementary school where the children and the parents adore her; but her real passion is her art, which she makes alone, unseen. One day Reza Sh ... more
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The Zone of Interest by Martin Amis - £18.99
There was an old story about a king who asked his favourite wizard to create a magic mirror. This mirror didn’t show you your reflection. Instead, it showed you your soul – it showed you who you really were. But the king couldn’t look into the mirror ... more
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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami - £20.00
A mystery story about friendship from the internationally bestseller author of Norwegian Wood.   Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school. By chance all of their names contained a colour. The two boys were called Akamatsu, meaning ‘red ... more
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The Guts by Roddy Doyle - £7.99
Jimmy Rabbitte returns in a wonderful new novel by the author of The Commitments – now a major West End Musical.  Jimmy Rabbitte is back.  The man who invented the Commitments back in the eighties is now forty-seven, with a loving wife, four kids ... more
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A Great Big Shining Star by Niall Griffiths - £8.99
Sixteen-year-old Grace may be from a small coastal village but she's not staying there. She has huge dreams, and knows from television and magazines that she can get to the big city, she can be a star, simply by changing from a duckling to a swan. It ... more
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The Story: Life Great Short Stories for Women by Women by Victoria Hislop (Editor) - £8.99
'Life provides infinite shades of light and dark...'   Victoria Hislop, bestselling author and champion of the short story, has chosen her favourite short stories by women writers. Here are prizewinners, famous wits, well-known feminists, nati ... more
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Red Joan by Jennie Rooney - £7.99
Cambridge University in 1937 is awash with ideas and idealists – to unworldly Joan it is dazzling.  After a chance meeting with Russian-born Sonya and Leo, Joan is swept up in the glamour and energy of the duo, and finds herself growing close ... more
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Maya's Notebook by Isabel Allende - £8.99
The author of The House of the Spirits returns with a gritty yet transcendent tale of teenage addiction.   Abandoned by her parents as a baby, Maya has been brought up by her tough grandmother Nini and her gentle grandfather Popo. But at school, th ... more
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The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins by Irvine Welsh - £12.99
The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins taps into two great obsessions of our time, personal training regimes and real estate – how we look and where we live – and tells a story so subversive and dark it blacks out the Florida sun.  When Lucy Brenna ... more
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In Paradise by Peter Matthiessen - £8.99
In Paradise tells the story of a group of men and women who come together for a weeklong meditation retreat at the site of a World War II concentration camp, and the grief, rage and upsetting revelations that surface during their time together. Even ... more
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Dubliners 100: Fifteen New Stories Inspired by the Original by Thomas Morris (Editor) - £17.00
Thomas Morris’s Dubliners 100 invites new and established Irish writers to create ‘cover versions’ of their favourite stories from James Joyce’s Dubliners.   Dubliners 100 is a timely conversation with Joyce’s classic short story collection one hun ... more
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The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion - £14.99
The Rosie Effect is the wonderfully charming and hilarious sequel to Graeme Simsion's bestselling debut novel The Rosie Project.   Until a year ago, forty-one-year-old geneticist Don Tillman had never had a second date. Until he met Rosie, 't ... more
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Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett - £7.99
It’s all change for Moist von Lipwig, swindler, conman, and (naturally) head of the Royal Bank and Post Office.   A steaming, clanging new invention, driven by Dick Simnel, the man with t’flat cap and t’sliding rule, is drawing astonished crow ... more
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Worst. Person. Ever. by Douglas Coupland - £8.99
A razor-sharp portrait of a morally bankrupt and gleefully wicked modern man, Worst. Person. Ever. is Douglas Coupland's gloriously filthy, side-splittingly funny and unforgettable novel.   Meet Raymond Gunt. A decent chap who tries to do the right ... more
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A History of Loneliness by John Boyne - £14.99
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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Duffy by Dan Kavanagh - £8.99
The first novel in a darkly humorous London-based crime series featuring bisexual private detective Duffy.  When Brian McKechnie finds his wife attacked, his cat killed, and himself blackmailed by a man with a suspiciously erratic accent, he engages ... more
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Verity by Mark Bowman - £6.99
In Verity, democracy has been eclipsed. Corporations have carved up the human colonies and reign supreme. MynCorp dominates the Earth by exploiting her most valuable resource - the human subconscious. Wiring together the minds of the poor provides li ... more
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - £8.99
There are two sides to every story... The No.1 bestselling novel that everyone is talking about, Gone Girl is now a major motion picture starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.   Who are you?   What have we done to each other?   These are th ... more
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The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide - £7.99
An international bestseller. A charming and wonderful novel about a cat that brings joy into a couple's life.  The New York Times bestseller.  A couple in their thirties live in a small rented cottage in a quiet part of Tokyo. They work ... more
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The Killing Pool by Kevin Sampson - £7.99
Detective Chief Inspector Billy McCartney discovers a headless corpse in the scrubland close to Liverpool docks. The slaying carries all the hallmarks of a gangland hit – a message from the underworld to snitches, cops and rival gangs.   One mile a ... more
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The Good Children by Roopa Farooki - £7.99
From the twice Orange Prize Longlisted author of Bitter Sweets and The Flying Man. Perfect for any reader of Jhumpa Lahiri and Khamila Shamsie.   Leaving home is one thing. Surviving is another.   1940s Lahore, the Punjab. Two brother ... more
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