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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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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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Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enríquez - £8.99
Thrilling and terrifying, Things We Lost in the Fire takes the reader into a world of Argentine Gothic.   A world of sharp-toothed children and young girls racked by desire, where demons lurk beneath the river and stolen skulls litter the pavemen ... more
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Black Lily by Philippa Stockley - £8.99
In late seventeenth century London two women, one white, one black, stake everything to prevent a manipulative mogul destroying them. Zenobia, born in poverty, grasps that her only hope of controlling her own life is to capitalise on her looks; Lily, ... more
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Checkpoint by David Albahari - £10.99
From the award-winning Serbian author David Albahari comes a devastating, darkly funny Kafkaesque war fable about an army unit sent to a military checkpoint with no idea where they are or who the enemy might be. ... more
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Kitch: A Fictional Biography of a Calypso Icon by Anthony Joseph - £10.99
Combining factual biography with the imaginative structure and investment in the language of the novel, Anthony Joseph fully engages with the world he recreates, and by presenting a multifaceted view from Kitch’s friends, rivals and even enemies, h ... more
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A Different Drummer by William Melvin Kelley - £8.99
June, 1957. One afternoon, in the backwater town of Sutton, a young black farmer by the name of Tucker Caliban matter-of-factly throws salt on his field, shoots his horse and livestock, sets fire to his house and departs the southern state. And there ... more
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London Rocks by Brenda Lee Browne - £7.99
This is the story of Dante Brookes, a young man growing up in London in the late seventies and early eighties when sound systems ruled the party scene for young, Black British youths of Caribbean heritage.  He navigates the loss of friends, poli ... more
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Elevation by Stephen King - £14.99
Set in Castle Rock, Elevation is moving story about a man whose mysterious affliction brings a small town together.  Castle Rock is a small town, where word gets around quickly. That's why Scott Carey wants to confide only in his friend Docto ... more
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Murmur by Will Eaves - £8.99
Shortlisted for the 2018 Goldsmiths Prize Longlisted for the 2019 Republic of Consciousness Prize  Taking its cue from the arrest and legally enforced chemical castration of the mathematician Alan Turing, Murmur is the account of a man who r ... more
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Skin Folk by Nalo Hopkinson - £10.99
World Fantasy Award Winner: Fiction that “combines a richly textured multicultural background with incisive storytelling,” by the author of The Salt Roads (Library Journal).  In Skin Folk, with works ranging from science fiction to Caribb ... more
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How Long 'til Black Future Month? by N. K. Jemisin - £8.99
Hugo award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin sharply examines modern society in her first short story collection.   N. K. Jemisin is one of the most powerful and acclaimed speculative fiction authors of our time. In t ... more
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Whistle in the Dark by Emma Healey - £8.99
In the award-winning Elizabeth is Missing debut novelist Emma Healey explored grandmother Maud's attempt to solve a 70-year-old mystery as she succumbed to dementia.  Now, in her dazzling follow-up Whistle in the Dark, we meet Jen, mother to 15-y ... more
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Travelling in the Dark by Emma Timpany - £7.99
She left for a reason but now she must return home and face her past.   Travelling back to her home town with her young son, Sarah is ready to face up to what she ran away from ten years ago.   As delays and diversions force her ... more
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Bottled Goods by Sophie van Llewyn - £7.99
Longlisted for The People’s Book Prize.   Alina’s life was on the right track, until the secret service knocked on her door.   When Alina’s brother-in-law defects to the West, she and her husband become persons of interest ... more
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Old Baggage by Lissa Evans - £8.99
What do you do next, after you’ve changed the world?  It is 1928. Matilda Simpkin, rooting through a cupboard, comes across a small wooden club – an old possession of hers, unseen for more than a decade.  Mattie is a woman with a ... more
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