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Dangerous Love by Ben Okri - £7.99
From the Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri: a classic love story set in a country trying to come to terms with its past.   An epic of daily life, Dangerous Love is a story of doomed love, of star-crossed lovers, separated not by their families, but ... more
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Glow by Ned Beauman - £8.99
From the prizewinning author of Boxer, Beetle and the Booker-longlisted The Teleportation Accident comes Ned Beauman's third and most thrilling novel to date.   With Glow, Ned Beauman has reinvented the international conspiracy thriller for a ... more
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The Ghost Runner by Parker Bilal - £7.99
It is 2002 and as tanks roll into the West Bank and the reverberations of 9/11 echo across the globe, tensions are running high on Cairo's streets. Private Investigator Makana, in exile from his native Sudan and increasingly haunted by memories of th ... more
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The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion - £7.99
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, 'the wo ... more
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Shark by Will Self - £8.99
Shark turns upon an actual incident in WWII - mentioned in the film Jaws - when the ship which had delivered the fissile material to the south Pacific to be dropped on Hiroshima was subsequently sunk by a Japanese submarine with the loss of 900 men, ... more
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The Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry - £7.99
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 in hi ... more
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The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom - £7.99
One last chance.   What would you say?   When the residents of a small town on Lake Michigan start receiving phone calls from the afterlife, they all become the subject of widespread attention. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a mas ... more
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Some Luck by Jane Smiley - £7.99
The first novel in a dazzling new epic trilogy from the winner of the Pulitzer Prize; a literary adventure that will span a century in America.  1920. After his return from the battlefields in France, Walter Langdon and his wife Rosanna begin ... more
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The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee - £8.99
An epic saga telling the story of a Bengali family in Calcutta – exploring a family that is decaying as the society around it fractures, and one young man who tries to reimagine his place in the world.  ***Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014*** ... more
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Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement - £7.99
It was Paula’s mother who had the brilliant idea of digging the holes. My mother said that the State of Guerrero was turning into a rabbit warren with young girls hiding all over the place...  ‘Now we make you ugly,’ my mother said. ‘The best t ... more
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The House of Journalists by Tim Finch - £8.99
Welcome to the House of Journalists. Who are you and what is your story?  A fashionable house in a London terrace, the House of Journalists is renowned around the world as a place of refuge for exiled writers who have fallen foul of oppressive ... more
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Our Musseque by José Luandino Vieira, translated by Robin Patterson - £9.99
Our Musseque is a tale of growing up in one of the vibrant shanty towns (musseques) of Luanda during the 1940s and 1950s. Weaving back and forwards through his half-remembered childhood, the narrator draws us into a close-knit world of labourers, sho ... more
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Vixen by Rosie Garland - £8.99
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 protect ... more
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The Pearl That Broke its Shell by Nadia Hashimi - £8.99
Afghan-American Nadia Hashimi's literary debut novel is a searing tale of powerlessness, fate, and the freedom to control one's own fate that combines the cultural flavor and emotional resonance of the works of Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Lis ... more
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Awakening by Stevie Davies - £8.99
Wiltshire 1860: One year after Darwin's explosive publication of The Origin of Species, sisters Anna and Beatrice Pentecost awaken to a world shattered by science, radicalism and the stirrings of feminist rebellion; a world of charismatic religious m ... more
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Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey - £7.99
Sunday Times Bestseller Elizabeth is Missing is the stunning, smash-hit debut novel from new author Emma Healey   Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2014 Shortlisted for the National Book Awards Popular Fiction Book of the Year 2014 ... more
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The Spring of Kasper Meier by Ben Fergusson - £7.99
Berlin, 1946. Everything is in short supply. Including the truth.   The war is over, but Berlin is a desolate sea of rubble. There is a shortage of everything: food, clothing, tobacco. The local population is scrabbling to get by. Kasper Meier ... more
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Dissident Gardens by Jonathan Lethem - £8.99
A dazzling novel from one of America's finest writers – the story of three generations of a radical New York family  Longlisted for the 2015 Folio Prize Longlisted for the 2015 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award  In 1955, Rose Zimmer got sc ... more
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The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith - £7.99
The second book in the highly acclaimed crime fiction series by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.   When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he h ... more
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The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton - £7.99
There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed...   On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as t ... more
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Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah - £9.99
A haunting, beautiful first novel by the bestselling author of A Long Way Gone  When Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic: a harrowing account of Sierra Le ... more
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The Human Flies by Hans Olav Lahlum - £7.99
The first mystery in the hugely compelling, bestselling international crime series from Norway's answer to Agatha Christie  Oslo, 1968. Ambitious young detective Inspector Kolbjørn Kristiansen is called to an apartment block, where a man has be ... more
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A Bit of Difference by Sefi Atta - £8.99
Deola Bello is tired of London, but she’s not ready to give up on life. When her charity job takes her home to Nigeria, her thoughts turn to the future, as she questions whether her peripatetic existence is still right for her.   Deola encount ... more
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Birth of Our Power by Victor Serge - £13.99
Birth of Our Power is an epic novel set in Spain, France, and Russia during the heady revolutionary years 1917–1919. Serge's tale begins in the spring of 1917, the third year of mass slaughter in the blood-and-rain-soaked trenches of World War I. Whe ... more
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The African Equation by Yasmina Khadra, translated by Howard Curtis - £8.99
One of the giants of francophone writing of our time, Algerian author Yasmina Khadra takes current events as a starting point to explore opposing views and myths of Africa and the West, attitudes to life and work and our duties towards our fellow hum ... more
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All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu - £8.99
An unforgettable tale of love, friendship and revolution set between Africa and America, by the winner of the Guardian First Book Award.  LONGLISTED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZE 2015  Two young friends join an uprising against Uganda's corrupt r ... more
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Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman - £18.99
A collection of short stories from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. Global phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of sho ... more
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Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper - £12.99
I've gone. I've never seen the water, so I've gone there. I will try to remember to come back.   Etta's greatest unfulfilled wish, living in the rolling farmland of Saskatchewan, is to see the sea. And so, at the age of eighty-two she gets up very ... more
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Holy Cow by David Duchovny - £9.99
A rollicking, globe-trotting adventure with a twist from the star of The X-Files and Californication featuring Elsie, an unforgettable four-legged heroine.  Holy Cow by David Duchovny is a comic delight that will thrill fans of Jasper Fforde and ... more
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The Rest Just Follows by Glenn Patterson - £8.99
First of September 1974. Craig Robinson is starting secondary school. Instinct tells him he needs to keep his head down. The last thing he needs, therefore, is someone carrying the name St John Nimmo to be sent to sit beside him, but that is what he ... more
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Em and the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto - £8.99
Brilliantly comic and almost unbearably moving, Jerry Pinto's Em and the Big Hoom is one of the most powerful and original fiction debuts of recent years.   In a tiny flat in Bombay Imelda Mendes - Em to her family - is by turns flamboyant, maniaca ... more
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Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín - £7.99
* * * Shortlisted for the 2014 Costa Novel Awards * * *   Nora Webster is the heartbreaking new novel from one of the greatest novelists writing today.   It is the late 1960s in Ireland. Nora Webster is living in a small town, looking after her ... more
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How To Dispose of Dead Elephants by Andrew Gretes - £7.99
How to Dispose of Dead Elephants is an imaginative novel which explores themes of illness and identity through oracles and exorcisms, pranks and fables.   The plot centres on Stubb Marakas, a young college dropout, who awakes one morning with ... more
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The Lightning Tree by Emily Woof - £12.99
This is a story of two young people who fall in love - and then life gets in the way.   Ursula is part-dreamer, part-radical in the making. Raised in a matriarchal household by a CND-loving activist, she is impatient to begin a life of adventu ... more
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The Hourglass Factory by Lucy Ribchester - £7.99
1912 and London is in turmoil...  The suffragette movement is reaching fever pitch but for broke Fleet Street tomboy Frankie George, just getting by in the cut-throat world of newspapers is hard enough. Sent to interview trapeze artist Ebony Di ... more
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The Little Old Lady Who Struck Lucky Again! by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg - £7.99
You're never too old to have some fun...  The little old lady is back! This time, Martha Andersson and her friends - the League of Pensioners - have left behind their dreary care home in Stockholm and are enjoying the bright lights of Las Vegas ... more
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In the Light of What We Know by Zia Haider Rahman - £8.99
A bold, epic debut novel set during the war and financial crisis that defined the beginning of our century.  One September morning in 2008, an investment banker approaching forty, his career in collapse and his marriage unravelling, receives a surpr ... more
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The Bees by Laline Paull - £8.99
Born into the lowest class of her society, Flora 717 is a sanitation bee, only fit to clean her orchard hive. Living to accept, obey and serve, she is prepared to sacrifice everything for her beloved holy mother, the Queen.   But Flora is not ... more
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Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut - £8.99
In 1912, the SS Birmingham approaches India. On board is Morgan Forster, novelist and man of letters, who is embarking on a journey of discovery. As Morgan stands on deck, the promise of a strange new future begins to take shape before his eyes. The ... more
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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins - £12.99
YOU DON'T KNOW HER. BUT SHE KNOWS YOU.   Rear Window meets Gone Girl, in this exceptional and startling psychological thriller. "Gripping, enthralling - a top-notch thriller and a compulsive read"(S J WATSON, bestselling author of 'Before I ... more
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After the Bombing by Clare Morrall - £8.99
By the author of Astonishing Splashes of Colour, an ambitious and moving exploration of the lasting impact of the Second World War.  Alma Braithwaite was a teenager in Exeter when her boarding school was bombed in 1942. Twenty-one years later, ... more
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Alice and the Fly by James Rice - £14.99
A spellbinding debut novel by an exceptional new young British talent.  This is a book about phobias and obsessions, isolation and dark corners. It's about families, friendships, and carefully preserved secrets. But above everything else it's a ... more
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Bodies of Light by Sarah Moss - £7.99
Bodies of Light is a deeply poignant tale of a psychologically tumultuous nineteenth century upbringing set in the atmospheric world of Pre-Raphaelitism and the early suffrage movement.   Ally (older sister of May in Night Waking), is intellig ... more
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Helsinki Noir by James Thompson (Editor) - £9.99
Helsinki Noir joins Copenhagen Noir in representing the Akashic Noir Series in the far north of Europe, exposing its frigid and sometimes frightening confines.  Brand-new stories by: Leena Lehtolainen, Johanna Holmström, James Thompson, Antti Tuom ... more
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The Bridges of Constantine by Ahlem Mosteghanemi, translated by Raphael Cohen - £8.99
Khaled, a former revolutionary in the Algerian war of liberation has been in self-exile in Paris for two decades, disgusted by the corruption that now riddles the country he once fought for. Now a celebrated painter, Khaled is consumed with passion f ... more
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Good Girls Don't Die: A Detective Grace Fisher Novel by Isabelle Grey - £6.99
You’d know if someone close to you was capable of lethal violence, right?   Dead wrong.   Accused of grassing up a fellow officer and driven brutally out of home and job, Grace Fisher is thankful to survive some dark times and find have ... more
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Liveforever by Andrés Caicedo - £9.99
Andrés Caicedo's novel Liveforever is a wild celebration of youth, hedonism and the transforming power of music.   María del Carmen Huerta lives a respectable middle-class life in Colombia. One day she misses class, and discovers she cannot ... more
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Gloria by Kerry Young - £8.99
Jamaica, 1938. Gloria Campbell is sixteen years old when a single violent act changes her life forever. She and her younger sister flee their hometown to forge a new life in Kingston. As all around them the city convulses with political change, Glori ... more
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The Gardener from Ochakov by Andrey Kurkov, translated by Amanada Love Darragh - £8.99
When Igor accidentally travels back to 1957, he finds out that the past isn't as rosy as it seems. In fact it's positively dangerous.  Igor is confident his old Soviet policeman’s uniform will be the best costume at the party. But he hasn’t gon ... more
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Happiness, Like Water by Chinelo Okparanta - £9.99
In this debut collection, Chinelo Okparanta introduces us to families burdened equally by the past and the future. Here, we meet a childless couple with very different desires; a college professor comforting a troubled student; a mother seeking refug ... more
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The Banner of the Passing Clouds by Anthea Nicholson - £8.99
Iosif Dzhugashvili is born on the day Stalin dies and is given his name by a zealous hospital official. Young Iosif grows up haunted by his great namesake, convinced that the dictator has found a new dwelling place within his chest, behind his heart. ... more
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