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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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The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin: Where on Earth by Ursula Le Guin - £18.99
The first volume of collected short stories by multiple award-winner Ursula K. Le Guin, selected by the author herself.  The Unreal and the Real is a two-volume collection of stories, selected by Ursula Le Guin herself, and spans the spectrum ... more
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The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan - £16.99
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2014.  Forever after, there were for them only two sorts of men: the men who were on the Line, and the rest of humanity, who were not.   In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Burma Death Railway, s ... more
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Lila by Marilynne Robinson - £16.99
Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story about a girl who lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder.  Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming ... more
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Futures by John Barker - £9.99
Carol is a small-time cocaine dealer in 1987 London. On her own with a young daughter, she is a good mother who is especially careful in her working life. For some punters, this involves being Simone. One of these customers is Phil, a financial analy ... more
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Ghost Moth by Michèle Forbes - £7.99
A stunning new voice reminiscent of Maggie O'Farrell and Jon McGregor, which has already been acclaimed by John Banville, Roddy Doyle and Anne Enright. Michèle Forbes was named in the Observer as one of the debut novelists predicted to make a splash ... more
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The Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women by Alex Dally MacFarlane (Editor) - £8.99
A celebration of women's contribution to science fiction, from established classics to the work of coming stars.  Women have always written powerful, important science fiction stories. This anthology showcases the most exceptional stories writte ... more
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The Watcher in the Shadows by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - £7.99
A mysterious toymaker who lives as a recluse in an old mansion, surrounded by the mechanical beings he has created... an enigma surrounding strange lights that shine through the mists that envelop the small island on which the old lighthouse stands.. ... more
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The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee - £16.99
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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The Age of Magic by Ben Okri - £10.00
'The Age of Magic has begun. Unveil your eyes.'   Eight weary film-makers, travelling from Paris to Basel, arrive at a small Swiss hotel on the shores of a luminous lake. Above them, strewn with lights that twinkle in the darkness, looms the ... more
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The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd - £7.99
From the celebrated author of the international bestseller The Secret Life of Bees comes an extraordinary novel about two exceptional women.   Sarah Grimk is the middle daughter. The one her mother calls difficult and her father calls remarkab ... more
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The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters - £20.00
The extraordinary bestselling author, who wrote three astonishing Victorian novels before moving to the 1940s with The Night Watch and The Little Stranger, now turns to the 1920s.  It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusione ... more
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Everybody Knows This is Nowhere by Alice Furse - £8.99
Go to university and get a degree they tell you, it is the key to a successful, happier, wealthier future but before you know it university is behind you and the only job you can get is mind-numbing office admin that you could have mastered at 14...& ... more
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Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome by Stephen Jones (Editor), illustrated by Alan Lee - £9.99
Two hundred years ago two brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm, collected together a large selection of folk and fairy tales and published them as Kinder - und Hausmärchen (Children’s and Household Tales). So successful was the first collection of 88 stories ... more
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Stone Mattress: Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood - £18.99
A recently widowed fantasy writer is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband. An elderly lady with Charles Bonnet syndrome comes to terms with the little people she keeps seeing, while a newly formed populist group gat ... more
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Francis Plug: How to be a Public Author by Paul Ewen - £11.00
In the most controversial year in the history of the Man Booker Prize comes a book certain to add fuel to the fire. How to be a Public Author will take the debate to another level. It will get everyone talking – and laughing – even more about Britain ... more
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J: A Novel by Howard Jacobson - £18.99
A life-changing novel by one of Britain's greatest novelists, winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2010.  Set in the future - a world where the past is a dangerous country, not to be talked about or visited - J is a love story of incomparable stra ... more
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The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel - £14.99
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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The Best Book in the World by Peter Stjernström - £8.99
Competitive authors Titus Jensen and Eddie X are racing against each other to write the best-selling book of all time – but to what lengths will they go to outdo each other...? Welcome to The Best Book in the World – funny, gripping and a little bit ... more
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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris - £8.99
'There's nothing like a dental chair to remind a man that he's alone in the world'   Paul O'Rourke, 40 year-old slightly curmudgeonly dentist, runs a thriving practice in New York. Yet he is discovering he needs more in his life than a steady ... more
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