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Recommended Fiction & Poetry for Yuletide 2022!

The best of 2022 - over a hundred of our top fiction and poetry recommendations!

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Christmas Stories: Twelve Poems to Tell and Share - by Various authors - £6.95
We all have our own Christmas stories – things that may have happened years ago and that in the telling and retelling have become part of our festive traditions as much as the school nativity play or Rudolph’s red nose.   These entertainin ... more

Slug - by Hollie McNish - £9.99
"An intoxicating mixture of poetry and prose, Slug is a taboo-busting delight"(Scotsman) "She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love"(Kae Tempest) The new collection of poetry and prose from the Ted Hughes Award-winning author of Nobo ... more

The Book of Form and Emptiness - by Ruth Ozeki - £9.99
A brilliantly inventive novel about loss, growing up and our relationship with things, by the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of A Tale for the Time Being.  WINNER OF THE 2022 WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION  When a book and a reader are meant fo ... more

Meredith, Alone - by Claire Alexander - £14.99
For anyone who has lost hope, Meredith will help you find it... Discover the most uplifting and unforgettable debut of the summer.  NAMED 'ONE TO WATCH' IN GRAZIA, CULTUREFLY, THE BOOKSELLER AND BY THE BBC   'Gorgeous. I shed tears. Ve ... more

Mrs Death Misses Death - by Salena Godden - £8.99
Mrs Death tells her intoxicating story in this life-affirming fire-starter of a novel.  Mrs Death has had enough. She is exhausted from spending eternity doing her job and now she seeks someone to unburden her conscience to. Wolf Willeford, a tro ... more

The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories - by Jessica Harrison (Editor) - £12.99
The perfect gift this Christmas season: a generous selection of some of the greatest festive stories of all time - now in a beautiful clothbound edition.  This is a collection of the most magical, moving, chilling and surprising Christmas sto ... more

The Cat Who Saved Books - by Sosuke Natsukawa, translated by Louise Heal Kawai - £8.99
Grandpa used to say it all the time: books have tremendous power. But what is that power really?  Natsuki Books was a tiny second-hand bookshop on the edge of town. Inside, towering shelves reached the ceiling, every one crammed full of wonderful ... more

Constant Maud's No Surrender: A Graphic Novel - by Scarlett and Sophie Rickard - £18.99
Constance Maud was at the heart of the British campaign for women’s votes. Her novel No Surrender was published at the height of that struggle and used as a persuasive tool by suffragists. Hailed by Emily Wilding-Davison as “a book which breathes ... more

Daughters of Night - by Laura Shepherd-Robinson - £8.99
From the pleasure palaces and gin-shops of Covent Garden to the elegant townhouses of Mayfair, Laura Shepherd-Robinson’s Daughters of Night follows Caroline Corsham as she seeks justice for a murdered woman whom London society would rather forget.. ... more

The Attic Child - by Lola Jaye - £8.99
‘An incredibly important book... a beautifully crafted, compelling story... which will undoubtedly break your heart but also make it sing’ - Mike Gayle   Two children trapped in the same attic, almost a century apart, bound by a secret. & ... more

Stories for Christmas and the Festive Season - by Various authors - £9.99
The British Library Women Writers series is a curated collection of novels by female authors who enjoyed broad, popular appeal in their day. In a century during which the role of women in society changed radically, their fictional heroines highlight ... more

First Person Singular - by Haruki Murakami - £9.99
A mindbending new collection of short stories from the unique, internationally acclaimed author of Norwegian Wood and The Wind-up Bird Chronicle.  THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  The eight masterly stories in this new collection are all ... more

Murder On The Christmas Express - by Alexandra Benedict - £14.99
CAN YOU SOLVE THE CASE?   ‘It’s wonderful! A page-turning homage to the Golden Age, with a dash of Poirot and a dark, modern heart’ S J BENNETT  ‘Magnificent! A smart, suspenseful and snow-covered mystery with plenty of heart and more ... more

Ghosted: A Love Story - by Jenn Ashworth - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE PORTICO PRIZE 2022 "Unnerving, absorbing... Laurie is a miraculous creation... Piercingly human and darkly funny, Ghosted is a tender, beautifully controlled account of expectations knocked off course"(Sunday Times) One or ... more

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed - by Mariana Enriquez - £8.99
"Mariana Enriquez is a mesmerizing writer who demands to be read. Like Bolano, she is interested in matters of life and death, and her fiction hits with the full force of a train"(Dave Eggers) Welcome to Buenos Aires, a city thrumming with murdero ... more

The Trees - by Percival Everett - £9.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2022  The brand new novel from American master Percival Everett.  ‘Everett has mastered the movement between unspeakable terror and knock out comedy.’ – New York Times  ‘A powerful wake-up call, a ... more

The Forward Book of Poetry 2023 - by Various poets - £9.99
The Forward Book of Poetry is the indispensable annual guide to contemporary poetry. In bringing together the best new work published in the UK and Ireland, as chosen by the jury of the annual Forward Prizes, this anthology offers vital overview of t ... more

Christmas is Murder: A Chilling Short Story Collection - by Val McDermid - £8.99
The Queen of Crime Val McDermid is a master of the dark and sinister story, and these powers are demonstrated in full force in Christmas is Murder, a festive collection of chilling tales.  From an irresponsible baron whose body is discovered ... more

Cwen - by Alice Albinia - £8.99
'Fantastic - a wonderful book' Lily Cole 'Magical, rich and magnificent' Maxine Peake 'A wild ride! She sees Graves' White Goddess and raises 50 with female magic and transformations' Margaret Atwood 'A rare book, bold and powerful' Xiaolu Guo 'W ... more

My Pen is the Wing of a Bird: New Fiction by Afghan Women - by Various authors - £12.00
“My pen is the wing of a bird; it will tell you those thoughts we are not allowed to think, those dreams we are not allowed to dream”   A woman’s fortitude saves her village from disaster. A teenager explores their identity in a moment of qu ... more

Diamond Hill - by Kit Fan - £9.99
"A rapid-fire debut with a cinematographer's eye for detail... Fan strikes a deft balance between agile set-pieces and lingering beauty."(Naoise Dolan) "A vivid, powerful portrait of a vanishing world."(David Nicholls) Diamond Hill was once t ... more

Transcendent Kingdom - by Yaa Gyasi - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021.   From the bestselling author of Homegoing.  As a child Gifty would ask her parents to tell the story of their journey from Ghana to Alabama, seeking escape in myths of heroism and romance. W ... more

A Ballet of Lepers: A Novel and Stories - by Leonard Cohen - £20.00
An uncovered novel from the world’s greatest lyricist, Leonard Cohen.   An unprecedented glimpse into the formation of the legendary talent of Leonard Cohen.  Before the celebrated late-career world tours, before the Grammy awards, before th ... more

Wild Imperfections: A Womanist Anthology of Poems - by Natalia Molebatsi (Editor) - £14.99
Featuring the work of Black women poets from Botswana to Brazil, in this collection, we encounter ancestors who made love, just for the sake of love, and women who die with each orgasm while attempting to mark the extent of their own humanities. This ... more

Tam Lin of the Winter Park - by Eleanor Rees - £12.00
A collection of posthuman lyric poems which emerge from writing in situ in an urban parkland in Liverpool, as well as on the shores of the river Mersey, the Wirral peninsula and Ynys Mon (Isle of Anglesey). The poems expand into the otherworld beyond ... more

Tales from the Inner City - by Shaun Tan - £16.99
A stunningly presented collection of twenty-five illustrated short stories exploring the relationship between humans and animals, from award-winning visual storyteller Shaun Tan.   Where can we live if not in each other's shadow? World-renowned ar ... more

Buddhist Folk Tales - by Kevin Walker - £12.99
Buddhist Folk Tales is a wonderful collection of ancient and modern stories from the Buddhist tradition.  From short, snappy tales to longer narratives, they will entertain and tantalise the emotions. Laugh, sigh and cry at stories about pre ... more

Galatea: A Short Story - by Madeline Miller - £6.99
From the internationally bestselling and prize-winning author of The Song of Achilles and Circe, an enchanting short story that boldly reimagines the myth of Galatea and Pygmalion.  **Featuring a new afterword by Madeline Miller**  In ... more

Girl: A Novel - by Camille Laurens - £14.99
From the acclaimed author of Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, a deeply personal and insightful account of being a girl, woman, and mother in a world that sees the feminine as less than.  Born in 1959 to a middle-class family, Laurence Barraqué g ... more

Writing from Ukraine: Fiction, Poetry and Essays since 1965 - by Mark Andryczyk (Editor) - £10.99
A selection of fifteen of Ukraine's most important, dynamic and entertaining contemporary writers.  Under USSR rule, the subject matter and style of literary expression in Ukraine was strictly controlled and censored. But once Ukraine gained ... more

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev - by Dawnie Walton - £8.99
ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2021 | LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE 2022   A queen of punk before her time. A duo on the brink of stardom. A night that will define their story for ever.  Opal is a fiercely independen ... more

Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead - by Emily Austin - £8.99
‘Funny about death, real about anxiety, witty about the things that worry us the most’ Emma Gannon, author of Olive  ‘So fundamentally kind that you can feel the warmth coming off each page’ Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, author of Starling D ... more

Plain Bad Heroines - by Emily M. Danforth - £9.99
'It’s a terrible story and one way to tell it is this: two girls in love and a fog of wasps cursed the place forever after...’  1902, Brookhants School for Girls: students Flo and Clara are madly in love with each other, as well as completely ... more

The Dragonfly Sea - by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor - £9.99
A magical novel of love, exploration and home, spanning the East African coast, China, Turkey and the seas in between, from one of Kenya’s leading writers.  ‘The Dragonfly Sea transported me at a time I really wanted to be transported. Ly ... more

Post-Traumatic - by Chantal V. Johnson - £16.99
‘Vivian is one of the most fascinating characters I’ve read in contemporary fiction: self-aware and lost, cutting and wounded, resilient and vulnerable – all those misfit bits that add up to the whole of a real human being. Reading Post-Traumat ... more

A German Christmas: Festive Tales From Berlin to Bavaria - by Vintage Publishing - £12.99
From helpful elves to an enchanting Nutcracker, rediscover the German Christmas tales behind our most iconic festive traditions  Eine fröhliche Weihnachten -- A Merry Christmas -- made all the more joyful with these literary treats redolent ... more

We're All In It Together: Poems For A DisUnited Kingdom - by Michael Stewart - £12.99
We're All In It Together is an anthology of new poetry that explores the state of the nation. What does it mean, post-empire, post-Brexit, to be British? How is national identity complicated by notions of class, race, gender and individualism?  I ... more

Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain - by Amy Jeffs - £12.99

The Queens Of Sarmiento Park - by Camila Sosa Villada - £14.99
Auntie Encarna's is the queerest boarding house in the world. For Camila, it is a refuge, and the raggle-taggle band of queens who gather there are like family. At night they dress up and head out to Sarmiento Park to earn money.  They stand toge ... more

Open Water - by Caleb Azumah Nelson - £8.99
WINNER OF THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2021 SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD  Two young people meet at a pub in South East London. Both are Black British, both won scholarships to private schools where they stru ... more

Silverview - by John le Carre - £8.99
Julian Lawndsley has renounced his high-flying job in the City for a simpler life running a bookshop in a small English seaside town. But after only a couple of months into his new career, Edward, a Polish émigré, shows up at his door with a very k ... more

Stargazer - by Laurie Petrou - £9.99
** SELECTED AS ONE OF COSMOPOLITAN'S HOTTEST NEW BEACH READS FOR SUMMER 2022 **  It's a fine line between admiration and envy.  Diana Martin has lived her life in the shadow of her sadistic older brother. She quietly watches the family next d ... more

We Are All Birds of Uganda - by Hafsa Zayyan - £8.99
You can't exactly stop birds from flying, can you? They go where they will...'  1960s UGANDA. Hasan is struggling to run his family business following the sudden death of his wife. Just as he begins to see a way forward, a new regime seizes p ... more

Selected Poems - by Linton Kwesi Johnson - £9.99
Now including an afterword and new poems by the author and an introduction by Gary Younge.  Pioneering poet Linton Kwesi Johnson has revolutionized English literature with his electrifying fusion of oral verse, Jamaican speech, radical politi ... more

Black Water Sister - by Zen Cho - £8.99
'A sharp and bittersweet story of past and future, ghosts and gods and family, that kept me turning pages into the dark hours of the night' – Naomi Novik, author of Uprooted  This mischievous Malaysian-set novel is an adventure featuring fami ... more

The Man Who Died Twice - by Richard Osman - £8.99
THE SECOND NOVEL IN THE RECORD-BREAKING, MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES BY RICHARD OSMAN.  It's the following Thursday.  Elizabeth has received a letter from an old colleague, a man with whom she has a long history. He's ... more

Great Circle - by Transworld Publishers Ltd - £8.99

The Twilight World - by Werner Herzog - £14.99
'A potent, vaporous fever dream; a meditation on truth, lies, illusion and time' NEW YORK TIMES  In his first novel, the great filmmaker, Werner Herzog, tells the incredible story of a Japanese soldier who defended a small island for twenty-n ... more

Matrix - by Lauren Groff - £9.99
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2021  Seventeen-year-old Marie, too wild for courtly life, is thrown to the dogs one winter morning, expelled from the royal court to become the prioress of an abbey. Marie is ... more

Test Signal: A Northern Anthology of New Writing - by Nathan Connolly (Editor) - £10.99
A ground-breaking anthology of the best contemporary northern writing from Dead Ink and Bloomsbury, showcasing the wealth of literary talent in the North of England.  'Test Signal ... is testament to the fact that there is no singular prescri ... more

The Women of Troy - by Pat Barker - £8.99
Following her bestselling, critically acclaimed The Silence of the Girls, Pat Barker continues her extraordinary retelling of one of our greatest myths.   Troy has fallen. The Greeks have won their bitter war. They can return home as victors - al ... more

This One Sky Day - by Leone Ross - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE 2022   This ‘true feat of imagination and wonder’ (Nikesh Shukla) transports readers on an odyssey of love, grief, mayhem and delight.  Dawn breaks across the archipelago of Popisho. The world is ... more

Lapvona - by Ottessa Moshfegh - £14.99
Discover the new novel from the author of TikTok sensation My Year of Rest and Relaxation.  In a village in a medieval fiefdom, a motherless shepherd boy finds himself the unlikely pivot in a power struggle that puts faith to a savage test.  ... more

A Passage North - by Anuk Arudpragasam - £8.99
Shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize   It begins with a message: a telephone call informing Krishan that his grandmother”s former care-giver, Rani, has died in unexpected circumstances, at the bottom of a well in her village in the north, her ... more

Cunning Women - by Elizabeth Lee - £8.99
ONE OF GRAZIA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2021   Lancashire, 1620. Young Sarah Haworth and her family live as outcasts. They are 'cunning folk', feared by the local villagers by day, but called upon under cover of darkness for healing balms and spells. & ... more

All The Lovers In The Night - by Mieko Kawakami - £14.99
From international literary sensation Mieko Kawakami comes All The Lovers In The Night, an extraordinary, deeply moving and insightful story set in contemporary Tokyo.  Fuyuko Irie is a freelance proofreader in her thirties. Living alone, and ... more

Klara and the Sun - by Kazuo Ishiguro - £8.99
‘The Sun always has ways to reach us.'   From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street out ... more

The Island of Missing Trees - by Elif Shafak - £8.99
A rich, magical new novel from the Booker-shortlisted author of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World.  It is 1974 on the island of Cyprus. Two teenagers, from opposite sides of a divided land, meet at a tavern in the city they both call ho ... more

Common Ground - by Naomi Ishiguru - £8.99
*An Evening Standard Must Read, Grazia Best Book of 2021 and Independent Debut Not to Miss*  Did you ever have a friend who made you see the world differently?   Stan did, and his name was Charlie. They crossed paths by chance one day, ... more

The Virago Book of Witches - by Shahrukh Husain - £10.99
A collection of more than fifty stories about witches from around the world.  There are tales of banshees, crones and beauties in disguise from China, Siberia, the Caribbean, Armenia, Portugal and Australia. The characters featured include Italy’s ... more

Nightshift - by Kiare Ladner - £8.99
Nightshift is a story of obsession set in London’s liminal world of nightshift workers.  When twenty-three-year-old Meggie meets distant and enigmatic Sabine, she recognizes in her the person she would like to be. Giving up her daytime exis ... more

Time is a Mother - by Ocean Vuong - £14.99
How else do we return to ourselves but to fold The page so it points to the good part  In this deeply intimate second poetry collection, Ocean Vuong searches for life among the aftershocks of his mother's death, embodying the paradox of sitt ... more

Learwife - by J.R. Thorp - £9.99
“I am the queen of two crowns, banished fifteen years, the famed and gilded woman, bad-luck baleful girl, mother of three small animals, now gone. I am fifty-five years old. I am Lear’s wife. I am here.”   Inspired by Shakespeare’s King ... more

After Dark - by Jayne Cowie - £7.99
WELCOME TO A WORLD WHERE WOMEN HOLD THE POWER.  They dominate workplaces, public spaces and government.  They are no longer afraid to cross a dark car park, catch the last train, or walk home alone.  With the Curfew law in pla ... more

The Every - by Dave Eggers - £9.99
The electrifying follow-up to Dave Eggers' New York Times Bestseller The Circle.  When the world's largest search engine / social media company merges with the planet's dominant e-commerce site, it creates the richest and most dangerous-and, oddl ... more

The Promise - by Damon Galgut - £8.99
Winner of the 2021 Booker Prize  Discover the Booker Prize-shortlisted literary masterpiece of a family in crisis.   The Promise charts the crash and burn of a white South African family, living on a farm outside Pretoria. The Swarts are g ... more

The Lamplighters - by Emma Stonex (Author) - £8.99
As recommended by the BBC Radio 2 Book Club  They say we'll never know what happened to those men. They say the sea keeps its secrets...  Cornwall, 1972. Three keepers vanish from a remote lighthouse, miles from the shore. The entr ... more

Polluted Sex - by Lauren Foley - £9.99
"Lauren Foley is a gifted, fearless writer. These vivid, dynamic stories range from the visceral to the experimental with moments of intense, expressive lyricism. They announce a strong new voice on the literary scene, bound to make her presence felt ... more

Build Your House Around My Body - by Violet Kupersmith - £8.99
Feverishly energetic and playfully creepy, an unforgettable debut that hurtles through the ghostly secrets of Vietnamese history.  Two young Vietnamese women go missing decades apart. Both are fearless, both are lost. And both will have thei ... more

Japanese Myths & Legends: Tales of Heroes, Gods & Monsters - by J.K. Jackson (Editor) with an Introduction by Jun'ichi Isomae and Hiroshi Araki - £10.99
Japanese mythology is delightful and enigmatic, full of spirits, gods and legendary creatures. It draws on Buddhist and Shinto traditions to explain the nature of the world of the island of Japan, the mystical Mount Fuji and the heavenly status of th ... more

Figurehead - by Carly Holmes - £10.00
'Beneath her soft skin covering, my mother was once made of twigs and branches. Sometimes in the autumn I swear there was a gleam of berry in her eye, a sloe-shine peep between the thorny tangle of her lashes.’   In this debut collectio ... more

The Lincoln Highway - by Amor Towles - £9.99
THE INSTANT NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF RULES OF CIVILITY AND A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW  'Deserves a place alongside Kerouac, Steinbeck and Wolfe as the very best of the genre' OBSERVER  'An absolute beauty of ... more

The Book of Perilous Dishes - by Doina Rusti - £11.99
1798: A magical, dark adventure.   Fourteen-year-old Pâtca, initiated in the occult arts, comes to Bucharest, to her uncle, Cuviosu Zăval, to retrieve the Book of Perilous Dishes.   The recipes in this magical book can bring about d ... more

Who's Loving You : Love Stories by Women of Colour - by Sareeta Domingo (Editor) - £8.99
"A beautiful collection that I both lost and found myself in. Unbelievably exciting stories from some show-stoppingly talented writers."(Candice Carty-Williams, author of Queenie.) Lost love. Forbidden Love. Unrequited love. Tenderness. Desire. Ro ... more

Treacle Walker - by Alan Garner - £8.99
Treacle Walker is a stunning fusion of myth and folklore and an exploration of the fluidity of time, vivid storytelling that brilliantly illuminates an introspective young mind trying to make sense of everything around him.  ‘Ragbone! Ragbone! ... more

Burntcoat - by Sarah Hall - £8.99
In the bedroom above her immense studio at Burntcoat, the celebrated sculptor Edith Harkness is making her final preparations. The symptoms are well known: her life will draw to an end in the coming days.   Downstairs, the studio is a crucible glo ... more

Keisha The Sket - by Jade LB - £9.99
WINNER OF THE BRITISH BOOK DISCOVER AWARD 2022  Where were you when Keisha the Sket first broke the internet?   Keisha is a girl from the ends, sharp, feisty and ambitious; she's been labelled 'top sket' but she's making it work. When childh ... more

Feather, Leaf, Bark & Stone - by Jackie Morris - £20.00
Feather, Leaf, Bark & Stone is a book of poems and meditations with a difference. More than a hundred short texts have been typed onto small squares of gold leaf, then photographed. These pieces are arranged in a sequence which culminates in a glorio ... more

Young Mungo - by Douglas Stuart - £16.99
"Prepare your hearts, for Douglas Stuart is back. After the extraordinary success of Shuggie Bain, his second novel, Young Mungo, is another beautiful and moving book, a gay Romeo and Juliet set in the brutal world of Glasgow’s housing estates."(Ob ... more

Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head - by Warsan Shire - £12.99
** AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4** "Warsan Shire is an extraordinarily gifted poet whose profoundly moving poems so powerfully give voice to the unspoken"(Bernardine Evaristo) Poems of migration, womanhood, trauma and resilience from the award-winnin ... more

Chivalry - by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Colleen Doran - £14.99
From the award-winning creators Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran comes a stunning new graphic novel.  An elderly widow buys what turns out to be the Holy Grail from a second-hand shop, setting her off on an epic adventure with a knight who bring ... more

Life Ceremony - by Sayaka Murata - £12.99
From the author of international bestseller Convenience Store Woman comes a collection of short fiction: weird, out of this world and like nothing you’ve read before.  An engaged couple falls out over the husband’s dislike of clothes and ... more

Animal - by Lisa Taddeo - £8.99
The ‘compulsive’ (Guardian) new novel from the author of Three Women.   Meet Joan.  I drove myself out of New York City where a man shot himself in front of me. He was a gluttonous man and when his blood came out it looked like t ... more

The Bangalore Detectives Club - by Harini Nagendra - £9.99
‘The first in an effervescent new mystery series... a treat for historical mystery lovers looking for a new series to savor (or devour)’ NEW YORK TIMES  Murder and mayhem... monsoon season is coming.   Solving crimes isn’t easy.& ... more

The Republic of False Truths - by Alaa Al Aswany - £8.99
‘Glorious’ Observer ‘Amazing‘ André Aciman ‘Masterly‘ Sunday Times ‘Blistering‘ Financial Times  General Alwany is a pious man who loves his family. He also tortures and kills enemies of the state.  Under the regime ... more

Heaven - by Mieko Kawakami - £9.99
From the bestselling author of Breasts and Eggs and international literary sensation Mieko Kawakami, comes a sharp and illuminating novel about a fourteen-year-old boy subjected to relentless bullying.   In Heaven, a fourteen-year old boy is torm ... more

With Teeth - by Kristen Arnett - £8.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE JOYCE CAROL OATES PRIZE 2022  ‘With Teeth is a wonderfully sticky novel about motherhood, partnership, sex and love. Kristen Arnett lets her characters have the run of the place, and it’s delicious fun to watch them do, say ... more

The Galaxy, and the Ground Within - by Becky Chambers - £8.99
*FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND HUGO AWARD WINNER FOR BEST SERIES*   The stunning finale to the award-winning Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers, author of the beloved The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet.   When a freak ... more

Bournville - by Jonathan Coe - £20.00
'A wickedly funny, clever, but also tender and lyrical novel about Britain and Britishness and what we have become' Rachel Joyce   From the bestselling, award-winning author of Middle England comes a profoundly moving, brutally funny and b ... more

Watersong - by Clarissa Goenawan - £12.99
'Watersong transports the reader to worlds both familiar and unknown. Clarissa Goenawan’s crisp narration and vivid characters made this novel feel like a lingering dream. This is an intriguing and soul-stirring story about how we reconcile with ou ... more

Delilah Green Doesn't Care - by Ashley Herring Blake - £8.99
A clever and steamy queer romantic comedy about taking chances and accepting love – with all its complications. Perfect for fans of Alexandria Bellefleur, Casey McQuiston and Rosie Danan.  Delilah Green swore she would never go back to Brig ... more

Walking on Cowrie Shells: Stories - by Nana Nkweti - £10.99
An adoptee leverages her new parents to fast track her fortunes. A sword-wielding teenager navigates a crush at Comic-Con. A jaded PR man tries to spin a zombie outbreak in West Africa. A mother and daughter search for spiritual meaning in the midst ... more

The Very Nice Box - by Laura Blackett and Eve Gleichman - £9.99
Ava Simon designs storage boxes for STAEDA, a slick Brooklyn-based furniture company. She's hard-working, obsessive and heartbroken from a tragedy that killed her girlfriend and upended her life. It's been years since she's let anyone in.  Bu ... more

Catalyst - by Various authors, illustrated by Ayoola Solarin - £14.99
Stories by Asia Alfasi, Charlotte Bailey, Jason Chuang, Dominique Duong, Catherine Anyango Grünewald, Shuning Ji, Pris Lemons, Sonia Leong, Calico N.M., Tyrell Osborne and Woodrow Phoenix.  Collecting stories from a range of artists of colou ... more

Either / Or - by Elif Batuman - £16.99
SELIN IS THE LUCKIEST PERSON IN HER FAMILY:  The only one who was born in America and got to go to Harvard. Now it's her second year, 1996, and Selin knows she has to make it count. The first order of business: to figure out the meaning of ev ... more

Beautiful World, Where Are You - by Sally Rooney - £8.99
The new novel from the internationally bestselling author of Normal People.   'The literary phenomenon of the decade.' – Guardian 'The best novel published this year.' – The Times 'Quite astonishing.' – Independent 'The most enjoyable no ... more

Dead-End Memories - by Banana Yoshimoto - £20.99
Japan’s internationally celebrated master storyteller returns with five stories of women on their way to healing that vividly portrays the blissful moments and everyday sorrows that surround us in everyday life.   First published in Japan ... more

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