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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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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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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 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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Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor - £8.99
A star falls from the sky. A woman rises from the sea.  The world will never be the same.  Three strangers, each isolated by his or her own problems: Adaora, the marine biologist. Anthony, the rapper famous throughout Africa. Agu, the troubled ... more
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Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan - £8.99
Richard Brautigan's wonderfully zany, hilarious episodic novel set amongst the rural waterways of America.   Here's a journey that begins at the foot of the Benjamin Franklin statue in San Francisco's Washington Square, wanders through the won ... more
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How to be Both by Ali Smith - £16.99
How to be both is the dazzling new novel by Ali Smith. It is longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014.   Passionate, compassionate, vitally inventive and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith's novels are like nothing else.   How to be Bot ... more
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Beggar's Feast by Randy Boyagoda - £8.99
Randy Boyagoda's Beggar's Feast is a tour de force of a novel set in Sri Lanka about a man living in defiance of fate.   Sam Kandy, born in 1899 in a poor village in the heart of Ceylon and abandoned by his family ten years later at the gates ... more
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The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman by Denis Thériault, transated by Liedewy Hawke - £7.99
A truly original novel centering on obsession, loneliness and the unlikely but beautiful art of haiku writing.   Bilodo lives a solitary daily life, routinely completing his post round every day and returning to his empty Montreal apartment. B ... more
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The Undertaking by Audrey Magee - £7.99
Shortlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction 2014  A soldier on the Russian Front marries a photograph of a woman he has never met. Hundreds of miles away in Berlin, the woman marries a photograph of the soldier. It is a contract of busi ... more
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The Orenda by Joseph Boyden - £8.99
1640s, The New World   In the remote winter landscape a brutal massacre and the kidnapping of a young Iroquois girl violently re-ignites a deep rift between two tribes. The girl’s captor, Bird, is one of the Huron Nation’s great warriors and s ... more
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Burmese Days by George Orwell - £8.99
Set in the days of the Empire, with the British ruling in Burma, Burmese Days describes both indigenous corruption and Imperial bigotry, when 'after all, natives were natives - interesting, no doubt, but finally only a "subject" people, an inferior p ... more
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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell - £20.00
One drowsy summer's day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for 'asylum'. Decades will pass before Holly understands exactly what sort of asylum the woman was seeking...  The B ... more
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Orfeo by Richard Powers - £8.99
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014   Seventy-year old avant-garde composer Peter Els opens the door one evening to find the police outside. His DIY microbiology lab - the latest experiment in his lifelong attempt to extract music from ric ... more
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The Bullet Catcher's Daughter by Rod Duncan - £8.99
Elizabeth Barnabus lives a double life – as herself and as her brother, the private detective. She is trying to solve the mystery of a disappearing aristocrat and a hoard of arcane machines. In her way stand the rogues, freaks and self-proclaimed alc ... more
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The Guillotine Choice by Michael J Malone and Bashir Saoudi - £8.99
In 1920s French-controlled Algeria, Kaci is in the frame for the brutal murder of his French boss. He is faced with a stark choice: win freedom by naming the killer and thus condemning him to the guillotine, or keep quiet and face a never-ending sent ... more
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The Dig by Cynan Jones - £12.99
The Dig is a searing novel. Built of the interlocking fates of a badger-baiter and a farmer struggling through lambing season, the story unfolds in a stark rural setting where man, animal, and land are at loggerheads. Jones writes of isolation and lo ... more
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The Blue Hour by Alonso Cueto - £8.99
Adrián Ormache, a high-flying lawyer with a beautiful wife and two daughters, leads a privileged and glamorous life in one of Lima’s wealthiest neighbourhoods. But when his mother dies, he discovers a letter amongst her possessions making shocking cl ... more
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Fish by Bianca Bagnarelli - £6.50
In the quiet heat of the French Riviera, where the long days of blissful summer are tempered by the annual rabble of revellers and sun seekers whose arrival excites a new life into otherwise sleepy towns, a listless and sombre child seeks solace in h ... more
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Butterfly Wings: An Egyptian Novel by Mohamed Salmawy, translated by Raphael Cohen - £10.99
The prescient Egyptian novel that described the January 2011 Revolution before it happened.   A chance encounter on a plane throws together Doha, a fashion designer unhappily married to a leading figure in the Mubarak regime, and Ashraf, an a ... more
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In the Morning I'll Be Gone by Adrian McKinty - £7.99
Shortlisted for the 2014 Ned Kelly Awards and picked by The American Library Association as one of the 10 best crime novels of 2014   The third Sean Duffy thriller: a spectacular escape and an intense man-hunt that could change the future of a nati ... more
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In Times of Fading Light by Eugen Ruge - £8.99
A sweeping story of one family over fifty years and four generations in East Germany.  In Times of Fading Light begins in 2001 as Alexander Umnitzer, who has just been diagnosed with terminal cancer, leaves behind his ailing father to fly to ... more
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The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares by Joyce Carol Oates - £7.99
Twice nominated for the Nobel Prize, Joyce Carol Oates presents an unbearably taut and terrifying tale combining the fury of folklore and adolescent insecurity.   Marissa is an innocent girl, with hair the colour of corn-silk. She does not hol ... more
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Fan by Danny Rhodes - £11.99
In 1989, eighteen-year-old John Finch spends his Saturdays following Nottingham Forest up and down the country and the rest of the week trudging the streets of his hometown as a postal worker. His blossoming relationship with girlfriend Jen is his on ... more
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We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler - £7.99
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014. By the author of worldwide bestseller The Jane Austen Book Club: you can't choose your family, but they can make choices for you. Big, life-defining choices. Winner of the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for Ficti ... more
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Dead Lake by Hamid Ismailov - £12.00
A haunting Russian tale about the environmental legacy of the Cold War.   Yerzhan grows up in a remote part of Kazakhstan where the Soviets tests atomic weapons. As a young boy he falls in love with the neighbour’s daughter and one evening, to ... more
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The Fixer by Bernard Malamud - £9.99
Kiev, 1911. When a twelve-year-old Russian boy is found stabbed to death, his body drained of blood, the accusation of ritual murder is levelled at the Jews. Yakov Bok - a handyman hiding his Jewish identity from his anti-Semitic employer - is first ... more
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Half a Lifelong Romance by Eileen Chang - £8.99
From one of twentieth-century China's greatest writers and the author of Lust, Caution, this is an unforgettable story of a love affair set in 1930s Shanghai.   Manjing is a young worker in a Shanghai factory, where she meets Shujun, the son ... more
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