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All That Is Solid Melts Into Air by Darragh McKeon - £8.99
Moscow, 1986. In a run-down apartment block, a piano prodigy practices silently to avoid disturbing the neighbours. In a factory, his aunt makes car parts, hiding her dissident past. In the hospital, a talented surgeon buries himself in his work. And ... more
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The Flea Palace by Elif Shafak - £8.99
Shortlisted for the 2005 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, Elif Shafak's The Flea Palace is a moving and highly original novel about a group of individuals who live in the same building and who together become embroiled in a mystery.   By tur ... more
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The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak - £8.99
Ella Rubinstein has a husband, three teenage children, and a pleasant home. Everything that should make her confident and fulfilled. Yet there is an emptiness at the heart of Ella's life - an emptiness once filled by love.  So when Ella reads ... more
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Look Who's Back by Timur Vermes, translated by Jamie Bulloch - £8.99
Berlin, Summer 2011. Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of open ground, alive and well. Things have changed – no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognises his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a woman.   Peop ... more
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Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy - £4.99
A special edition of Hardy's brilliant novel to tie in with the major new film starring Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge and Matthias Schoenaerts, based on David Nicholls' screenplay.   Hardy's powerful novel of swift sexual passio ... more
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The Spice Box Letters by Eve Makis - £8.99
Katerina inherits a scented, wooden spice box after her grandmother Mariam dies. It contains letters and a diary, written in Armenian. As she pieces together her family story, Katerina learns that Mariam's childhood was shattered by the Armenian trag ... more
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The End of the Story by Lydia Davis - £8.99
The first and only novel by Lydia Davis, winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2013.   'It surprised me, over and over, to find that I was with such a young man. He was twenty-two when I met him. He turned twenty-three while I knew him, ... more
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I Can't Begin to Tell You by Elizabeth Buchan - £6.99
Elizabeth Buchan brings us a beautifully told story of courage, love and lies in wartime Europe in her heart-breaking new novel I Can't Begin to Tell You.   When the Nazis invade Denmark, British-born Kay Eberstern is sickened when Bror - her ... more
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Fallout by Paul Thomas - £8.99
Tito Ihaka, the unkempt, overweight Maori cop was demoted to Sergeant due to insubordination and pigheadedness. He investigates the unsolved killing of 17 year old girl at an election night party in a ritzy villa near Auckland. Ihaka is also embroile ... more
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Dancing in the Dark: My Struggle, Book 4 by Karl Ove Knausgaard - £17.99
The fourth part of a sensational literary cycle that has been hailed as ‘perhaps the most important literary enterprise of our times’ (Guardian)  18 years old and fresh out of high school, Karl Ove Knausgaard moves to a tiny fisherman’s villa ... more
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Frog Music by Emma Donoghue - £7.99
Frog Music is the new novel by Emma Donoghue, author of the multi-million-copy bestseller Room, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Lenny Abrahamson.  San Francisco, 1876: a stifling heat wave and smallpox epidemic have engulfed the C ... more
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History of the Rain by Niall Williams - £8.99
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014   We are our stories. We tell them to stay alive or keep alive those who only live now in the telling. In Faha, County Clare, everyone is a long story...   Bedbound in her attic room beneath the falling ra ... more
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Academy Street by Mary Costello - £8.99
AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4 BOOK AT BEDTIME   WINNER OF THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2014   SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2014   Tess Lohan appears to be a quiet child. But within lies a heart of fire. A fire ... more
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Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill - £7.99
They used to send each other letters. The return address was always the same: Dept. of Speculation.   They used to be young, brave, and giddy with hopes for their future. They got married, had a child, and skated through all the small calamiti ... more
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Poldark: Ross Poldark by Winston Graham - £7.99
A reissue of the first book in the legendary Poldark series, to tie in with the new BBC series.  Tired from a grim war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his land and his family. But the joyful homecoming he has anticipated turns sour, for his ... more
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Poldark: Demelza by Winston Graham - £7.99
A reissue of the second book in the legendary Poldark series, to tie in with the new BBC series.  Demelza Carne, the impoverished miner's daughter Ross Poldark rescued from a fairground rabble, is now his wife. But the events of these turbulent ... more
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Kolymsky Heights by Lionel Davidson - £8.99
Kolymsky Heights. A Siberian permafrost hell lost in endless nights, the perfect setting for an underground Russian research station. It's a place so secret it doesn't officially exist; once there, the scientists are forbidden to leave. But one sci ... more
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No Country by Kalyan Ray - £9.99
In November 1989, an Indian couple are discovered murdered in a small town in upstate New York. They lie together as though just disengaged from a long embrace. Yet their murder has been two centuries in the making.   County Sligo, Ireland, 18 ... more
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Children of Paradise by Fred D'Aguiar - £8.99
In the opening pages of this novel, an accident brings a young girl to the attention of the Preacher, the all-powerful leader of a religious cult secluded in the jungle. Trina has only dim memories of the life she lived with her mother before they jo ... more
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The Last Word by Hanif Kureishi - £8.99
Mamoon is an eminent Indian-born writer who has made a career in England - but now, in his early 70s, his reputation is fading, sales have dried up, and his new wife has expensive taste.   Harry, a young writer, is commissioned to write a biog ... more
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The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman - £7.99
From the bestselling author of The Dovekeepers comes a spectacularly imaginative and moving new novel in the vein of The Night Circus that has been acclaimed by Jodi Picoult as 'truly stunning: part love story, part mystery, part history, and all bea ... more
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A Man Lies Dreaming by Lavie Tidhar - £8.99
The next novel from Lavie Tidhar, the award-winning author of The Violent Century.  Deep in the heart of history's most infamous concentration camp, a man lies dreaming. His name is Shomer, and before the war he was a pulp fiction author. Now, ... more
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Ghosting by Jonathan Kemp - £8.99
Drawing on a brilliant literary tradition of madness, incarceration and escape, Jonathan Kemp delivers a Mrs Dalloway for the modern age – and the triumphant coming-of-age of a woman in her sixties.   When Grace Wellbeck thinks she sees the gh ... more
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The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt - £8.99
The devilishly playful, intellectually inspiring, emotionally involving new novel from Siri Hustvedt, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.   The artist Harriet Burden, furious at the lack of attention paid her by the New York art world, cond ... more
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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro - £20.00
'There's a journey we must go on, and no more delay ...'  The extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day.   The Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadil ... more
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Wake Up Happy Every Day by Stephen May - £8.99
What happens if you do actually find the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?   Nicky has always known Russell was rich, but he has no idea how astronomically rich Russell is until his friend drops dead, on his fiftieth birthday, with Nicky as the ... more
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Gretel and the Dark by Eliza Granville - £8.99
Gretel and the Dark is Eliza Granville's dazzling novel of darkness, evil - and hope.  For fans of Markus Zusak's The Book Thief and Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth.  Vienna, 1899. Josef Breuer - celebrated psychoanalyst - is about to enco ... more
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The Walk Home by Rachel Seiffert - £8.99
From the Man Booker shortlisted author of the Dark Room comes a new novel about love and the desire to come home.  Stevie comes from a long line of people who have cut and run. Just like he has.   Stevie's been to London, taught himself to get by, ... more
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A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie - £8.99
July 1914. Young Englishwoman Vivian Rose Spencer is running up a mountainside in an ancient land, surrounded by figs and cypresses. Soon she will discover the Temple of Zeus, the call of adventure, and the ecstasy of love. Thousands of miles away a ... more
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Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera, translated by Lisa Dillman - £8.99
Signs Preceding the End of the World is one of the most arresting novels to be published in Spanish in the last ten years. Yuri Herrera does not simply write about the border between Mexico and the United States and those who cross it. He explores th ... more
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Shame and the Captives by Thomas Keneally - £8.99
A dramatic and fascinating novel based on a notorious breakout by Japanese prisoners from an Australian POW camp in 1944, encapsulating the impact of war on ordinary lives.  On the edge of a small Australian town, far from the battlefields of t ... more
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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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