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Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard Von Bingen

Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard Von Bingen

Mary Sharratt

From critically acclaimed historical fiction author Mary Sharratt, a novel based on the true story of Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), who was offered by her parents as a tithe to the Church as a young child and who triumphed to...

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The Retrospective

The Retrospective

Abraham B Yehoshua

From the acclaimed author of A Woman in Jerusalem, a novel about a director, a screenwriter and an actress, old friends and colleagues who meet up for the first time in decades in Santiago de Compostela, and are forced to face...

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The Best American Short Stories

The Best American Short Stories

Tom Perrotta, Heidi Pitlor

The Best American Short Stories is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction. The 2012 edition is guest edited by Tom Perrotta.

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The Prague Cemetery

The Prague Cemetery

Professor of Semiotics Umberto Eco (University of Bologna), Richard Dixon

The story of a secret agent who weaves plots, conspiracies, intrigues and attacks, and helps determine the historical and political fate of the Continent.

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Panorama City

Panorama City

Antoine Wilson

Heir to A Confederacy of Dunces and Being There, Panorama City is a wildly entertaining and surreptitiously moving novel about a self-described slow absorber named Oppen Porter, who records everything he thinks his unborn...

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The Rise and Fall of the Bible: The Unexpected History of an Accidental Book

The Rise and Fall of the Bible: The Unexpected History of an Accidental Book

Timothy Beal

An acclaimed author takes readers back to early Christianity to ask how a box of handwritten scrolls became the Bible, and forward to see how the multibillion-dollar business that has created Biblezines and Manga Bibles is selling...

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Cain

Cain

Jose Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa

A re-telling of the biblical story of Cain and Abel

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From Germany to Germany: Diary 1990

From Germany to Germany: Diary 1990

Gunter Grass, Geunter Grass, Krishna Winston

Germany's Nobel Prize winner chronicles the most important year in recent Germany history--the reunification of the country in 1990

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A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: Complete Short Stories

A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: Complete Short Stories

Margaret Drabble, Jose Francisco Fernandez

Drabble's novels have illuminated the past 50 years, especially the changing lives of women, like no others. Yet her short fiction has its own unique brilliance. This collection is a wonderful recapitulation of a masterly career.

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The Caller

The Caller

Karin Fossum, K E Semmel

One mild summer evening Lily and her husband are enjoying a meal while their baby daughter sleeps peacefully in her pram beneath a maple tree. But when Lily steps outside she is paralysed with terror. The child is bathed in...

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The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road

The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road

Paul Theroux

A philosophical guidebook and collection of insights celebrating the joy of travel, chosen by eminent travel writer Paul Theroux

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Bad Intentions

Bad Intentions

Karin Fossum, Charlotte Barslund

Inspector Sejer returns in this expertly crafted mystery about troubled teenagers--and two tragic deaths.

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The New Geography of Jobs

The New Geography of Jobs

Enrico Moretti

An economist at Berkeley looks at the major shifts taking place in the U.S. economy and reveals the surprising winners and losers--specifically, which kinds of jobs will drive economic growth and where they'll be located--while...

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God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World

God’s Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World

Cullen Murphy

The acclaimed author of Are We Rome? brings his highly praised blend of deep research, colorful travelogue, and insightful political analysis to a new history of the Inquisition.

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Kaltenburg

Kaltenburg

Marcel Beyer, Alan Bance

A book about a great man, a giant in the world of science with all-too-human flaws, Kaltenburg is a beautifully detailed novel from a major German writer that brings to life both an individual and a whole world: Ludwig...

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 Special priceThe Great Battles: 50 Key Battles from the Ancient World to the Present Day

The Great Battles: 50 Key Battles from the Ancient World to the Present Day

Giles MacDonogh

An accessible introduction to the most important battles in world history, illustrated with superb colour maps throughout.

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UFO

UFO

Albert Watson

UFO - which stands for Unified Fashion Objectives - presents a 40- year retrospective of Albert Watson's best work, pulled from his vast archive. In its pages, a memorable era of style, beauty, fashion, personality, and power is...

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The Lower River

The Lower River

Paul Theroux

A taut, tense, darkly suspenseful novel about a man who flees to Africa after his marriage falls apart, only to be caught up in a precarious situation in a seemingly benign village.

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 Special pricePuffin Classics Deluxe Collection

Puffin Classics Deluxe Collection

Various

A collection of eight classic children's books packaged in a gorgeous slipcase.

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The King Arthur Trilogy

The King Arthur Trilogy

Rosemary Sutcliff

You may think you know all about King Arthur, the young boy who plucked the sword from the stone. You've probably heard stories about Merlin's magic powers and the Knights of the round table. These are the stories we learn at...

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 Special priceFlanimals: Pop-up

Flanimals: Pop-up

Ricky Gervais

From Flanimal evolution and behaviour to Flanimals of the air and of the deep, this pop-up book explores the various aspects of Flanimal life through huge pop-ups and intricate flaps. Suitable for all ages, it offers an...

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 Special priceThe Joy of Fairy Tales

The Joy of Fairy Tales

The Worlds greatest Fairy Tales from countries far and wide.

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Snore

Snore

Michael Rosen

All is quiet on the farm. The animals are fast asleep. Until Dog starts to snore! One by one, the other animals try to stop him: Sheep says Boo! the piglets giggle and Cat even tries to sing. But Dog snores on until morning, when,...

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Lettice The Flying Rabbit

Lettice The Flying Rabbit

Mandy Stanley

Dreams come true with Lettice Rabbit!Lettice flies a tiny plane in this enchanting picture book - perfect for little girls who love pink! Over a million Lettice Rabbit books sold.Lettice Rabbit longs to...

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 Special priceWake Up

Wake Up

Katie Cleminson

Wake up, and up and up!There's so much to do in the day, it's time to dress and time for school; time to play and time for dinner - there's just so much to do!But before you know it, it's time for bed and...

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Oww

Oww

Michael Rosen

Piggy Piglet was wriggling in his sleep. He wriggled, and he jiggled, and he rolled on to something very prickly. Owww!!! Piggy Piglet needs help from the farmyard animals because whatever it is that he has sat on is very prickly...

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 Special priceAgain!

Again!

John Prater

Little Bear wakes up Big Bear and they play with blocks. Little Bear keeps knocking them down and saying again. Finally Big Bear lies down to sleep but Little Bear wants a story saying again each time the story ends. At last they...

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 Special priceMy Favourite Fairy Tales

My Favourite Fairy Tales

Tony Ross

A collection of classic fairy tales such as: Beauty and the Beast , Fairy Gifts , Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess , Rumpelstiltskin , Sweet Porridge , The Hedley Kow , and The Musicians of Bremen .

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 Special priceWee William

Wee William

Sheryl Webster, Cecilia Johansson

Wee William is a little mouse. Sometimes he forgets to tell Mummy or Daddy that he needs to go to the toilet ... until it's almost too late. Mummy knows that accidents will sometimes happen but she has some kind words of advice...

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Thomas & Friends Engine Stories

Thomas & Friends Engine Stories

Thomas has a brand new whistle and his noisy games land him in a heap of trouble! Gordon has to pick up an engineer but collection the wrong person! Will the track get repaired?

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 Special priceLettice: The Bridesmaid

Lettice: The Bridesmaid

Mandy Stanley

Dreams come true with Lettice Rabbit! Find out all about being a bridesmaid with Lettice in this enchanting picture book -- perfect for little girls who love pink!

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We're Going on a Picnic

We’re Going on a Picnic

Pat Hutchins, Natascha Biebow

It's a lovely day for a picnic so Hen picks some berries, Goose picks some apples and Duck picks some pears. But young readers will quickly discover the three friends aren't the only ones that are hungry. As their basket gets...

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 Special priceRosie's Hat

Rosie’s Hat

Julia Donaldson, Anna Currey

One little girl, one smart hat, a sudden gust of wind -- and we're off on a whole hatful of adventures!

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 Special priceOne Kiss, One Hug

One Kiss, One Hug

Jason Chapman

Ben is a baby bear who just can't get to sleep. He's tried both sides of the pillow, he's kicked his covers off and pulled them back on again; he's even tried counting salmon, but that just made him hungry. But maybe he could get...

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Art Attack Even More Cool Stuff

Art Attack Even More Cool Stuff

Buchanan Neil

Get ready for another Art Attack! These fantastic art projects are guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing. Make pictures, models, maps, plaques and loads more - all using easy-to-find materials. Just follow the...

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The Invisible Kingdom

The Invisible Kingdom

Rob Ryan

The author has collaborated with Paul Smith, Liberty, Fortnum and Mason and Tatty Devine, amongst others. He lived in a palace that seemed to have been specially designed to make someone who already felt small feel even smaller....

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 Special priceThe Great War

The Great War

Joe Sacco

Printed on fine accordion-fold paper and packaged in a deluxe hardcover slipcase with a 16-page accompanying booklet, The Great War is a landmark work in Sacco's illustrious career, and makes visceral one of the bloodiest days in...

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The Dream of the Celt

The Dream of the Celt

Mario Vargas Llosa, Ms. Edith Grossman

Originally published in Spanish in 2010 by Alfaguara Ediciones, Spain, as El sueno del Celta.

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 Special priceDay Out of Days: Stories

Day Out of Days: Stories

Sam Shepard

From one of nation's most acclaimed and inimitable writers comes a collection of tales set mainly in the fertile imaginative landscape of the West, written with the terse lyricism, cinematic detail, and wry humor that have become...

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A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: Complete Short Stories

A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: Complete Short Stories

Margaret Drabble, Jose Francisco Fernandez

Drabble's novels have illuminated the past 50 years, especially the changing lives of women, like no others. Yet her short fiction has its own unique brilliance. This collection is a wonderful recapitulation of a masterly career.

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 Special priceThe Circle

The Circle

Dave Eggers

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining...

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Cain

Cain

Jose Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa

A re-telling of the biblical story of Cain and Abel

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 Special priceBeloved: A Novel

Beloved: A Novel

Toni Morrison

It is the mid-1800s. At Sweet Home in Kentucky, an era is ending as slavery comes under attack from the abolitionists. For Sethe, Paul D. Halle and the others, the benign imprisonment of Sweet Home is destroyed. By the Nobel...

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Another Beauty

Another Beauty

Adam Zagajewski

The life of Eastern European communist dissidents, workers and intellectuals may already seem like ancient history to a younger generation speeding into the 21st century. But there's still a lot to be learned by listening to the...

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Bech: a Book

Bech: a Book

John Updike

Updike's most irresistible hero since Rabbit Angstrom is an author famous for his writer's block, a Jew adrift in a world of gentiles. As he roams from one adventure to the next, he view life with a blend of wonder and cynicism...

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The Complete Henry Bech

The Complete Henry Bech

John Updike, Malcolm Bradbury

Collected in one volume for the first time--and featuring a final, series-capping story, His Oeuvre --John Updike's Bech stories have been a fixture of the American literary imagination since they first began appearing in The...

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 Special priceThe Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Robert Tressell

Originally published in 1914, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is a timeless story of socialism, political awakenings and class struggle, told with a volatile mix of heartfelt rage and sly humour.

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 Special priceThe Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole: 1999-2001

The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole: 1999-2001

Sue Townsend

Adrian Mole has entered middle age and is now 'the same age as Jesus when he died' (33).

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The Empty Family: Stories

The Empty Family: Stories

Colm Toibin

Silence -- The empty family -- Two women -- One minus one -- The pearl fishers -- Barcelona, 1975 -- The new Spain -- The colour of shadows -- The street.

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 Special priceThe Uncommon Appeal of Clouds

The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds

Alexander McCall Smith

An unexpected appeal for help from a collector who has been the victim of an art theft threatens to take Isabel Dalhousie far outside her comfort zone.

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 Special priceSisterland

Sisterland

Curtis Sittenfeld

For identical twins, Kate and Violet are about as unlike as two peas from the same pod can be. Except in one respect - they share a hidden gift they call 'the Senses', a special kind of intuition that can allow them to see things...

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 Special priceSupermarket

Supermarket

Satoshi Azuchi

When Kojima, an elite banker resigns from his job to help a cousin manage Ishiei, a supermarket in one of Japan's provincial cities, a host of problems ensue. Store employees are stealing products, the books are in disarray, and...

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 Special priceThe Last Days

The Last Days

Raymond Queneau, Barbara Wright, Vivian Kogan

The Last Days is Raymond Queneau's autobiographical novel of Parisian student life in the 1920s: Vincent Tuquedenne tries to reconcile his love for reading with the sterility of studying as he hopes to study his way out of the...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Yellow Birds

The Yellow Birds

Kevin Powers

An unforgettable depiction of the psychological impact of war, by a young Iraq veteran and poet, The Yellow Birds is already being hailed as a modern classic.

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