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A Good Country by Laleh Khadivi - £8.99
The powerful, moving story of a California teenager from an immigrant family who, finding himself in an increasingly hostile world, is turned from a carefree surfer's life towards a culture of fear and fanaticism.   Laguna Beach, California, 2 ... more
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Aliens & Anorexia by Chris Kraus - £8.99
The searing sequel to Chris Kraus's bestselling cult classic I Love Dick.   It's 1996, and Chris Kraus is in Berlin, seeking a distributor for her film Gravity & Grace, described alternately as 'an experimental 16mm film about hope, despai ... more
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The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell - £8.99
Modern fairy tales of magic, outsiders and lost souls from bestselling author and acclaimed book vlogger Jen Campbell.  'These days, you can find anything you need at the click of a button. That's why I bought her heart online.'  Spi ... more
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Texaco by Patrick Chamoiseau - £12.00
"One of the major fictional achievements of our century"(The Times) On the edge of Fort de France, the capital of Martinique, squats a shanty town. It goes by the name of Texaco.   One dawn, a stranger arrives - an urban planner, bearing ne ... more
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Gravel Heart by Abdulrazak Gurnah - £8.99
Moving from revolutionary Zanzibar in the 1960s to restless London in the 1990s, Gravel Heart is a powerful story of exile, migration and betrayal, from the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Paradise.  Salim has always believed that his fath ... more
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Seas of Snow by Kerensa Jennings - £9.99
1950s England. Five-year-old Gracie Scott lives with her Mam and next door to her best friend Billy. An only child, she has never known her Da. When her Uncle Joe moves in, his physical abuse of Gracie’s mother starts almost immediately. But when h ... more
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How to Be Human by Paula Cocozza - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2018 "In evocative and elegant prose Cocozza delves deep into the psyche of a strange and troubled woman. The reader is invited to share in her intense connection to a fox and will admire the author’s mo ... more
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How to be Famous by Caitlin Moran - £14.99
Life is always better backstage, isn't it?  A funny, riotous novel about a young women making it in a world where men hold all the power from the Sunday Times bestselling author of How to Build a Girl.  I’m Johanna Morrigan, and I l ... more
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Norma by Sofi Oksanen - £8.99
From the internationally acclaimed author of Purge and When the Doves Disappeared, comes a deliciously dark family drama that is a searing portrait of both the exploitation of women’s bodies and the extremes to which people will go for the sake of ... more
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Pages for Her by Sylvia Brownrigg - £8.99
Flannery, a writer with one well-known rather racy book to her name, is, by her own admission, in a situation she never thought she'd be: married to a man who overshadows her and defined by her primary relationships as wife and mother. When Flannery ... more
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Walkaway by Cory Doctorow - £8.99
In a world wrecked by climate change, in a society owned by the ultra-rich, in a city hollowed out by industrial flight, Hubert, Etc, Seth and Natalie have nowhere else to be and nothing better to do.   But there is another way. After all, now tha ... more
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Other People's Houses by Lore Segal - £8.99
A new edition marking the 80th Anniversary of the Kindertransport.   Nine months after the Nazi occupation of Austria, 600 Jewish children assembled at Vienna station to board the first of the kindertransports bound for Britain. Among them was ... more
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The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE'S ENCORE AWARD 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE 2018   'A sheer fantastical delight' The Times 'Epic' New York Times 'An immense treat' Observer Books of the Year 'A fast-paced adve ... more
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City of Circles by Jess Richards - £8.99
A magical love story between two circus performers, for fans of Angela Carter and Erin Morgenstern by Costa-shortlisted author Jess Richards.   City of Circles is an entrancing love story between Danu and Morrie, two circus performers, and Danu's ... more
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24 Stories of Hope for Survivors of the Grenfell Tower Fire by Kathy Burke (Editor) - £9.99
On the night of 14 June 2017, a fire engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London, killing at least 72 people and injuring many more. An entire community was destroyed. For many people affected by this tragedy, the psychological scars may nev ... more
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The Golden House by Salman Rushdie - £8.99
**New York Times bestseller**   When powerful real-estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, taking 'Roman' names, and move into a grand mansion in dow ... more
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Smile by Roddy Doyle - £8.99
Smile has all the features for which Roddy Doyle has become famous: the razor-sharp dialogue, the humour, the superb evocation of childhood – but this is a novel unlike any he has written before. When you finish the last page you will have been cha ... more
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The Tyranny of Lost Things by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett - £8.99
A tale which will resonate with the millennial generation.   Having dropped out of university, Harmony returns to the site of the urban commune where she lived as a child, now divided into flats. She rents a room in the hope of uncovering the ... more
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The Book of Havana: A City in Short Fiction by Orsola Casagrande (Editor) - £9.99
Featuring Daniel Chavarria, Irina J. Davidenko, Eduardo del Llano, Ahmel Echevarría Peré, Jorge Enrique Lage, Laidi Fernández de Juan, Eduardo Heras León, Cinthia R. Paredes, Francisco López Sacha & Eduardo Angel Santiesteban   When a his ... more
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New Boy: Othello Retold by Tracy Chevalier - £8.99
From the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Last Runaway.   Arriving at his fourth school in six years, diplomat’s son Osei knows he needs an ally if he is to survive his first day – so he’s lucky to hit it off with Dee, ... more
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Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017   Isma is free. After years spent raising her twin siblings in the wake of their mother's death, she is finally studying in America, resuming a dream long deferred. But she can't stop worrying about Aneek ... more
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The Night Brother by Rosie Garland - £8.99
Late nineteenth-century Manchester is a city of charms and dangers the perfect playground for young siblings, Edie and Gnome. But as they grow up, they grow apart, and while Gnome revels in the night-time, Edie wakes each morning, exhausted and uneas ... more
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Salt Houses by Hala Alyan - £9.99
Where do you go when you can’t go home?   On the eve of her daughter Alia’s wedding, Salma reads the girl’s future in a cup of coffee dregs.  Although she keeps her predictions to herself that day, they soon come to pass in the w ... more
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Strange Heart Beating by Eli Goldstone - £8.99
Seb's beautiful, beloved wife Leda has been killed by a swan. Sorting through her belongings after her death, he comes across a packet of unopened letters from Olaf, a man whom Leda had never mentioned. Floundering professionally and sunk by grief, h ... more
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Evening Primrose by Kopano Matlwa - £8.99
Compelling and heart-wrenching, Evening Primrose explores issues of race, poverty and gender in post-apartheid South Africa through the eyes of a junior doctor.   When Masechaba finally achieves her childhood dream of becoming a doctor, he ... more
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A Sunday At The Pool In Kigali by Gil Courtemanche - £9.99
A modern classic of immense power and and poignancy set amidst the horror of war.   In the middle of Kigali is a swimming pool at the Hôtel des Mille-Collines. It is a magnet for a privileged group of residents, a place where middle-class Rwa ... more
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The Years She Stole by Jonathan Harvey - £7.99
2017   Pregnant Rachel Taylor is enjoying a holiday in Morocco when she gets the phone call to say her mother hasn’t got much time left to live. With a head of mixed emotions she returns to the village where she grew up to say her last goodb ... more
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Wizard of the Crow by Ngugi wa Thiong - £10.99
Set in the fictional Free Republic of Aburiria, Wizard of the Crow dramatises with searing humour and piercing observation a battle for control of the sould of the Aburirian people.  Fashioning the stories of the powerful and the ordinary into a daz ... more
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The Forty Days of Musa Dagh by Franz Werfel - £10.99
'Musa Dagh stood beyond the world. No storm would reach it, even if one should break'   It is 1915 and Gabriel has returned to his childhood home, an Armenian village on the slopes of Musa Dagh. But things are becoming increasingly dangerous f ... more
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Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan - £8.99
Overwhelmed by the huge success of her latest novel, exhausted and suffering from a crippling inability to write, Delphine meets L.   L. embodies everything Delphine admires; sophisticated and unusually intuitive, she slowly but deliberately c ... more
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What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah - £8.99
A stunning collection of short stories from Caine-Prize shortlisted and Commonwealth Writer's Prize winner Lesley Nneka Arimah, What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky has been described as 'luminous' (Roxane Gay) 'mesmerising' (Ayobami Adebayo) ... more
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The Erstwhile: Book Two in the Vorrh Trilogy by Brian Catling - £9.99
Lose yourself again in the heady, mythical expanse of the Vorrh.   The Vorrh is a vast unmapped and very mysterious jungle in Africa. No-one comes out of it in one piece.   Survivors report strange, mind-bending phenomena and horrific m ... more
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Larchfield by Polly Clark - £8.99
Winner of the MsLexia Prize, a beautiful novel about a woman's struggle with isolation and sanity woven with the story of the poet W. H. Auden.   It's early summer when a young poet, Dora Fielding, moves to Helensburgh on the west coast of Sco ... more
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The Blot by Jonathan Lethem - £8.99
**A New York Times top 100 Notable Book of the Year**   Alexander Bruno is a man with expensive problems. Sporting a tuxedo and trotting the globe, he has spent his adult life as a professional gambler. His particular line of work: backgammon, ... more
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Phone by Will Self - £8.99
'WHATEVER YOU DO hang on to the phone. . . . . . . . ! . . . . . . . . ! Feel the smoothness of its bevelled screen . . . . . . . . ! . . . . . . . . ! Place your thumb in the soft depression of its belly-button - turn it over and over. . . . . . . . ... more
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Bogota 39: New Voices from Latin America by Various authors - £12.99
An anthology of short stories by thirty-nine of the best Latin American writers under forty, from fifteen countries. The featured authors are: Carlos Manuel Álvarez, Frank Báez, Natalia Borges Polesso, Giuseppe Caputo, Juan Cárdenas, Mauro Javier ... more
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A Natural by Ross Raisin - £8.99
Tom has always known exactly the person he is going to be. A successful footballer. A man others look up to. Now, though, the bright future he imagined for himself is threatened.   The Premier League academy of his boyhood has let him go. At n ... more
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Jagua Nana by Cyprian Ekwensi - £8.99
Bold, moving, entertaining and controversial, this is the great novel of 1960s Lagos life - with one of the most unforgettable heroines in literature.   Jagua Nana, no longer young but still irresistible, lives a life of hedonism in Lagos: men, pa ... more
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To Die in Spring by Ralf Rothmann - £8.99
"[To Die in Spring] holds its own against [Günter] Grass and [Erich Maria] Remarque; it is an excellent work, and one deserving of its wide readership."(Guardian) Walter Urban and Friedrich ‘Fiete’ Caroli work side by side as hands on a dairy ... more
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Black No More by George S. Schuyler - £12.99
The landmark comic satire that asks, “What would happen if all black people in America turned white?”  It’s New Year’s Day 1933 in New York City, and Max Disher, a young black man, has just found out that a certain Dr. Junius Crookman ... more
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Miss Laila, Armed and Dangerous by Manu Joseph - £8.99
Bold, stylish and deceptively witty, Manu Joseph’s gripping new novel poses searching questions about political forces and religious division—with an ingenious twist.   On the day that Hindu nationalists and their controversial leader hav ... more
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New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson - £8.99
A new vision of the future from Kim Stanley Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of science fiction masterworks such as the Mars trilogy, 2312 and Aurora.   The waters rose, submerging New York City.   But the residents adapt ... more
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The End We Start From by Megan Hunter - £8.99
A startlingly beautiful story of a family’s survival, The End We Start From is a haunting but hopeful dystopian vision of a familiar world made dangerous and unstable.   Megan Hunter’s honed and spare prose paints an imagined future as realist ... more
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The Greek Wall by Nicolas Verdan - £8.99
A severed head is found on the Greek border near a wall planned to stop Middle Eastern immigrants crossing from Turkey.  The novel is based on the true story of a ten mile wall built in 2012 to put an end to illegal immigration flooding int ... more
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Apex Hides the Hurt by Colson Whitehead - £8.99
This New York Times Notable Book from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad is a brisk, comic tour de force about identity, history, and the adhesive bandage industry.   The town of Winthrop has decided it needs ... more
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Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout - £8.99
ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2017  Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2018    An unforgettable cast of small-town characters copes with love and loss from the No. 1 New York Times bestselling and Man Booker long-listed author of M ... more
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Petals of Blood by Ngugi wa Thiong'o - £10.99
After decades of British rule Kenya has declared its independence, but drought and poor harvests still govern the village of Ilmorog. Undeterred, Munira, Karega, Wanja and Abdulla each move to Ilmorog in search of a more provincial life, only to find ... more
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The Boy Who Belonged to the Sea by Denis Thériault - £8.99
A moving story of friendship and the power of imagination, from the award-winning author of The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman.   The loss of a parent brought them together. Two boys united by grief.   Set on the rugged north shore o ... more
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The Man on the Middle Floor by Elizabeth Moore - £8.99
Mark Haddon meets Elizabeth Haynes in this unforgettable debut novel.   Despite living in the same three-flat house in the suburbs of London, the residents are strangers to one another. The bottom floor is home to Tam, a recent ex-cop who spen ... more
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The Evening Road by Laird Hunt - £8.99
Meet Ottie Lee Henshaw. Quick of mind and pleasing to the eye, she navigates a stifling marriage, a lecherous boss, and on one day in the summer of 1920, an odyssey across the countryside to witness a dark and fearful celebration.  Meet Calla ... more
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Sight by Jessie Greengrass - £14.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018   The extraordinary first novel from the author of the prize-winning An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw It.   It seemed, at times, an act of profound ... more
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