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The Faculty of Dreams by Sara Stridsberg - £13.99
Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019   In April 1988, Valerie Solanas – the writer, radical feminist and would-be assassin of Andy Warhol – was discovered dead in her hotel room, in a grimy corner of San Francisco. She wa ... more
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Turning for Home by Barney Norris - £8.99
The deeply moving second novel from the author of the award-winning Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain.   'Isn’t the life of any person made up out of the telling of two tales, after all? The whole world makes more sense if you remember ... more
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The Book of Cairo: A City in Short Fiction by Ralph Cormack (Editor) - £9.99
Featuring Hassan Abdel Mawgoud, Eman Abdelrahim, Nael Eltoukhy, Areej Gamal, Hatem Hafez, Hend Jaʿfar, Nahla Karam, Mohamed Kheir, Ahmed Naji & Mohamed Salah al-Azab.   A police officer tortures one last suspect in the most important assignment ... more
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The Expedition to the Baobab Tree by Wilma Stockenstrom - £7.99
Wearily, I take the path to the river, there in the cool to fill my being with the sounds of my sister-being, to refresh myself in the modest scents of pigeonwood and mitzeerie, to let my gaze end in a tangle of monkey ropes and fern arches and the s ... more
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The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  From the author of internationally acclaimed The Flamethrowers – a fearless and heartbreaking novel about love, friendship and incarceration.  Romy Hall is st ... more
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The Long Take by Robin Robertson - £9.99
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018 Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize 2018 Winner of The Roehampton Poetry Prize 2018 Shortlisted for the 2019 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction  A noir narrative written with the intensity and ... more
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Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams - £12.99
Queenie Jenkins can’t cut a break. Well, apart from one from her long term boyfriend, Tom. That’s definitely just a break though. Definitely not a break up. Stuck between a boss who doesn’t seem to see her, a family who don’t seem to listen ( ... more
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Charlie Savage by Roddy Doyle - £9.99
**SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN WODEHOUSE PRIZE FOR COMIC WRITING 2019**   Meet Charlie Savage: a middle-aged Dubliner with an indefatigable wife, an exasperated daughter, a drinking buddy who’s realized that he’s been a woman all ... more
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Washington Black by Esi Edugyan - £6.99
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 slave ... more
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The Forest of Wool and Steel by Natsu Miyashita - £9.99
What he experienced that day wasn’t life-changing... It was life-making.   Tomura is startled by the hypnotic sound of a piano being tuned in his school. It seeps into his soul and transports him to the forests, dark and gleaming, that surround ... more
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The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe - £8.99
For readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Choice: this is the story of the smallest library in the world – and the most dangerous.   'It wasn’t an extensive library. In fact, it consisted of eight books and some of them were in poo ... more
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The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins - £12.99
'They say I must be put to death for what happened to Madame, and they want me to confess. But how can I confess what I don't believe I've done?'   1826, and all of London is in a frenzy. Crowds gather at the gates of the Old Bailey to watch a ... more
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Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo - £16.99
Bernardine Evaristo is one of those writers who should be read by everyone, everywhere. Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters.  Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families ... more
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Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley - £8.99
Winner of the RBA Prize for Crime Writing   Joe King Oliver was one of the NYPD's finest investigators until, dispatched to arrest a well-heeled car thief, he is framed for assault, a charge that lands him in the notorious Rikers Island priso ... more
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Spring by Ali Smith - £16.99
From the bestselling author of Autumn and Winter, as well as the Baileys Prize-winning How to be both, comes the next installment in the remarkable, once-in-a-generation masterpiece, the Seasonal Quartet.  What unites Katherine Mansfield, Cha ... more
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One Clear Ice-Cold January Morning at the Beginning of the Twenty First Century by Roland Schimmelpfennig - £8.99
One clear, ice-cold January morning shortly after dawn, a wolf crosses the border between Poland and Germany. His trail leads all the way to Berlin, connecting the lives of disparate individuals whose paths intersect and diverge.   On an icy m ... more
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Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik - £12.99
LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER   A spellbinding debut novel about the trailblazing Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad, who defied society’s expectations to find her voice and her destiny.  All through her childhood in Tehran, Forugh Farrokhzad is ... more
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The Sewing Machine by Natalie Fergie - £8.99
3 secrets. 27 notebooks. 4 generations. 1 blog. Millions of stitches.  The star of this novel is a vintage sewing machine.  Millions of these efficient black workhorses were made in Clydebank and then shipped all over the world to be ... more
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The Baghdad Clock by Shahad Al Rawi - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR ARABIC FICTION 2018   For fans of The Kite Runner comes this remarkable debut, the number one bestselling title in Iraq, Dubai and the UAE.  It's 1991 and the Gulf War is raging. Two girls, h ... more
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From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan - £8.99
***LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018*** ***SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2018***   Farouk’s country has been torn apart by war.  Lampy’s heart has been laid waste by Chloe.  John’s past torments him as ... more
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Blood by Maggie Gee - £9.99
Who attacked Dad?   When corrupt, brutal dentist Albert Ludd is found battered and bloody after failing to attend a memorial party for his son, a soldier killed in Afghanistan, suspicion falls on his other children – especially 37-year-old bu ... more
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The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell - £16.99
Electrifying, playful, ambitious, brilliant – a Zambian debut novel that follows three generations of three families, telling the story of a nation, and of the grand sweep of time.  On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the ma ... more
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Transcription by Kate Atkinson - £8.99
The magnificent new novel by award-winner Kate Atkinson.   In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of Brit ... more
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The Handmaid's Tale (Graphic novel) by Margaret Atwood, illustrated by Renee Nault - £20.00
Everything Handmaids wear is red: the colour of blood, which defines us.   Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships. She serves in the household of the Comm ... more
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Amsterdam Noir by René Appel and Josh Pachter (Editors) - £11.99
Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city.  Brand-new st ... more
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The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas - £8.99
1967: Four female scientists invent a time travel machine. But then one of them suffers a breakdown and puts the whole project in peril...  2017: Ruby knows her Granny Bee was the scientist who went mad, but they never talk about it. Until th ... more
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Enigma Variations by André Aciman - £8.99
From a youthful infatuation with a cabinet maker in a small Italian fishing village, to a passionate yet sporadic affair with a woman in New York, to an obsession with a man he meets at a tennis court, Enigma Variations charts one man’s path throug ... more
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Home by Amanda Berriman - £8.99
Jesika is four and a half. She lives in a flat with her mother and baby brother and she knows a lot.  She knows their flat is high up and the stairs are smelly. She knows she should not draw on the wall where the wallpaper is peeling or touch ... more
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VOX by Christina Dalcher - £8.99
Silence can be deafening.   Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins.  Now the new government is in ... more
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The Wolf in the Whale by Jordanna Max Brodsky - £8.99
Interweaving Inuit and Norse mythology, The Wolf in The Whale is a magical coming-of-age tale featuring an unforgettable narrator ready to confront the gods themselves.  THERE IS A VERY OLD STORY, RARELY TOLD, OF A WOLF THAT RUNS INTO THE OCEAN A ... more
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Happiness by Aminatta Forna - £8.99
Waterloo Bridge, London. Two strangers collide. Attila, a Ghanaian psychiatrist, and Jean, an American studying the habits of urban foxes. From this chance encounter in the midst of the rush of a great city, numerous moments of connections span out a ... more
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Pulp Idol Firsts 2019 by Various authors - £4.99
Pulp Idol is a novel writing competition run by Writing on the Wall, Liverpool's longest running writing and literary organisation. Many new novelists, including Ariel Kahn - Raising Sparks, James Rice - Alice and the Fly, John Donoghue - The Death's ... more
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We Were Always Here: A Queer Words Anthology by Ryan Vance and Michael Lee Richardson (Editors) - £8.99
From drag queens and discos, to black holes and monsters, these stories and poems wrestle with love and loneliness and the fight to be seen. By turns serious and fantastical, hilarious and confrontational, We Were Always Here addresses the fears, mys ... more
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The Melody by Jim Crace - £8.99
From the Man Booker shortlisted author of Harvest.   Alfred Busi, famed in his town for his music and songs, is mourning the recent death of his wife and quietly living out his days in the large villa he has always called home. Then one night Busi ... more
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The Freedom Artist by Ben Okri - £14.99
One of 2019's most anticipated novels in The Times, Irish Times and Guardian. "Where fiction's master of enchantments stares down a real horror, and without blinking or flinching, produces a work of beauty, grace and uncommon power"(Marlon James, ... more
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The Mercy Seat by Elizabeth H. Winthrop - £8.99
An unforgettable novel - a riveting, heart-wrenching story of injustice and racism in 1940s Louisiana that is as powerful and profound as it is timely.  As the sun begins to set over Louisiana one October day in 1943, a young black man faces ... more
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The Book of Chocolate Saints by Jeet Thayil - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE DSC PRIZE FOR SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE 2018   Francis Newton Xavier has lived a wild existence of excess in pursuit of his uncompromising aesthetic vision. His paintings and poems – which embody the flamboyant and decadent j ... more
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A Love Story for Bewildered Girls by Emma Morgan - £12.99
Grace loves a woman. Annie loves a man. Violet isn't quite sure. But you'll love them all...  Grace has what one might call a 'full and interesting life' which is code for not married and has no kids. Her life is the envy of her friends, but ... more
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Broken Ground: A Karen Pirie Thriller by Val McDermid - £7.99
Number one bestseller and queen of crime Val McDermid returns with her most breathtakingly atmospheric and exhilarating novel yet.  'Somebody has been here before us. And he's still here...'   When a body is discovered in the remote depths ... more
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Horseman's Song by Ben Pastor - £8.99
The sixth in the Martin Bora WWII mystery series.   Spain, July 1937. The tragic prelude to World War II is played out in the Spanish Civil War. Among Franco’s troops is Martin Bora, the young German officer and detective, assigned to the Sp ... more
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The One Who Wrote Destiny by Nikesh Shukla - £8.99
Guardian‘s Best Summer Books 2018  “A beautiful, brilliant modern classic.” Sabrina Mahfouz, Guardian   Mukesh has just moved from Kenya to the drizzly northern town of Keighley. He was expecting fame, fortune, the Rolling Stones and a n ... more
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The Word for Woman is Wilderness by Abi Andrews - £8.99
Funny, frank and tender, The Word for Woman is Wilderness is an adventure novel with a difference.   Erin is 19. She's never really left England, but she has watched Bear Grylls and wonders why it's always men who get to go on all the cool ... more
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Where Reasons End by Yiyun Li - £12.99
From the critically acclaimed author of The Vagrants, a devastating and utterly original novel on grief and motherhood.   'Days: the easiest possession. The days he had refused would come, one at a time. They would wait, every daybreak, with t ... more
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Folk by Zoe Gilbert - £8.99
A captivating, magical and haunting debut novel of breathtaking imagination, from the winner of the 2014 Costa Short Story Award.  The remote island village of Neverness is a world far from our time and place.  The air hangs rich with the coc ... more
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Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust - £8.99
Sixteen-year-old Mina is motherless, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone—has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her ... more
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Inside Pale Eyes: A Dream Noir by Dave Ward, illustrated by Bryan Biggs - £5.99
A fractured narrative of grey twilight where half-glimpsed figures flicker through a deserted city-scape. Connection is everything, but nobody connects.  The flowers smell of passion. Of dust. Of dirt. Of hurt that floods a siren’s dirge up ... more
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How to Rule the World by Tibor Fischer - £8.99
Wildly entertaining and darkly funny, How to Rule the World is set in the world of factual TV making, in which Baxter Stone is driven by desperation and a lust for revenge on the self-appointed kings of taste and commissioning.   London. A cit ... more
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Her Body And Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FICTION PRIZE 2017 SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2018   A prize-winning, genre-bending collection of short stories which has already achieved cult status.   In her provocative debu ... more
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The Earlie King & the Kid in Yellow by Danny Denton - £8.99
Ireland is flooded, derelict. It never stops raining. The Kid in Yellow has stolen the babba from the Earlie King. Why? Something to do with the King's daughter, and a talking statue, something godawful. And from every wall the King's Eye watches. An ... more
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Never Anyone But You by Rupert Thomson - £8.99
Based on actual events, Never Anyone But You is the gripping, beautifully written story of a love affair between two revolutionary female artists who challenged the conventions of art and gender during the long twentieth century.  A small cit ... more
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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar - £8.99
A Sunday Times bestseller. SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S FICTION PRIZE. Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2018.   THIS VOYAGE IS SPECIAL. IT WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING.   One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent ... more
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