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Above Sugar Hill

Above Sugar Hill

Linda Mannheim

Above Sugar Hill is an unforgettable collection of short stories set in Washington Heights, New York City. Located between 145th and 181st Street - roads no one from outside the neighbourhood is expected to visit. It is a...

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 Special priceThe Age of Reinvention

The Age of Reinvention

Karine Tuil, Sam Taylor

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 Special priceThe Aloe

The Aloe

Katherine Mansfield, Kirsty Gunn

Linda Burnell dreams, listless and distant, whilst downstairs her mother sets in order the family s new home in the New Zealand countryside. Her vigorous and exhausting husband, Stanley, is at the office, but will return with...

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The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories

Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel delivers a collection of contemporary short stories that demonstrate what modern England has become, writing about gender, marriage, class, family, and sex, cutting to the core of human experience.

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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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 Special priceBig Girl Now

Big Girl Now

Anjum Hasan

Set in contemporary India, Big Girl Now follows the story of a young woman who moves from a small hill town to Bangalore. This is one of the first Indian novels to explore the situation of a young girl in a big city and to do so...

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The Boy Who Followed Ripley

The Boy Who Followed Ripley

Patricia Highsmith

Ripley is an unmistakable descendant of Gatsby, that 'penniless young man without a past' who will stop at nothing. -Frank Rich

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Camille: The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy

Camille: The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy

Pierre Lemaitre

Following the horror of Irene and the thrills of Alex, Camille is the heart-stopping final chapter of Lemaitre's trilogy. Drawn once again into a labyrinthine web with answers ever out of reach, Camille must draw on all his talent...

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The Cities of the Plain

The Cities of the Plain

Cormac McCarthy

The completed trilogy emerges as a landmark in American literature' Guardian

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 Special priceCity on Fire

City on Fire

Garth Risk Hallberg

It's New Year's Eve, 1976, and New York is a city on the verge. As midnight approaches, a blizzard sets in - and an unmistakable sound rings out across Central Park. Gunshots. Two of them. The search for the shooter will bring...

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Cleaver

Cleaver

Tim Parks

London's most successful journalist, Harold Cleaver abandons home, partner, mistresses, and television, in the quest to climb above the noise line, and to get beyond the interminable clamour of the public voice. Weeks later,...

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The Discreet Hero

The Discreet Hero

Mario Vargas Llosa, Ms Edith Grossman

Felicito Yanaque has raised himself from poverty to ownership of a trucking business. He receives a threatening letter demanding protection money. The police don't take him seriously, Felicito refuses to pay up and gets sucked...

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The Dream of the Celt

The Dream of the Celt

Mario Vargas Llosa

In an epic and moving novel spanning three continents, one of the world's greatest writers re-imagines the life of Roger Casement, the most controversial hero of Irish nationalism.

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 Special priceEdge of Eternity

Edge of Eternity

Ken Follett

The epic final volume in the Century trilogy. *Instore 16/09/14

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 Special priceEm and the Big Hoom

Em and the Big Hoom

Jerry Pinto

She was always Em to us. There may have been a time when we called her something ordinary like Mummy, or Ma, but I don't remember. She was Em, and our father, sometimes, was the Big Hoom. In a tiny flat in Bombay Imelda Mendes -...

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 Special priceEven Cowgirls Get the Blues

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Tom Robbins

Follow Sissy's amazing odyssey from Virginia to chic Manhattan to the Dakota Badlands, where FBI agents, cowgirls and estatic whooping cranes explode in a deliciously drawn-out climax.

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Everyone Brave Is Forgiven

Everyone Brave Is Forgiven

Chris Cleave

The finest, most powerful novel yet from a modern master of storytelling and author of the 500k-copy selling The Other Hand.

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An Expensive Education

An Expensive Education

Nick McDonell

McDonell's third novel takes readers into Harvard through its dormitories and dining halls, into its elite finals clubs and lecture halls. An Expensive Education is a smart, relentless novel set at the troubled intersection of...

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The Fifth Floor

The Fifth Floor

Michael Harvey

Harvey's sizzling, intricately woven follow-up to The Chicago Way opens with murder in contemporary Chicago and winds its way back to Mrs. O'Leary's cow and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

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Flood of Fire

Flood of Fire

Amitav Ghosh

Originally published: Great Britain: John Murray (Publishers), 2015.

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 Special priceThe Gap of Time: The Winter's Tale Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)

The Gap of Time: The Winter’s Tale Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)

Jeanette Winterson

`I saw the strangest sight tonight.'New Bohemia. Leo Kaiser knows how to make money but he doesn't know how to manage the jealousy he feels towards his best friend and his wife. A boy and a girl are falling in love but there's a...

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Home Land

Home Land

Sam Lipsyte

Welcome to the most twisted high-school reunion imaginable, from a rising star of American satire.

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 Special priceThe House of Ulloa

The House of Ulloa

Emilia Pardo Bazan

Set in a Spanish mansion, this is the story of innocent and timid Father Julian Alvarez as he tries to turn the aristocratic owner away from drinking, womanizing and emptying the last of the family coffers.

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 Special priceIsaac's Army

Isaac’s Army

Matthew Brzezinski

An action-packed, heroic history of the underground Jewish army in Nazi-occupied Warsaw, based on interviews with its few surviving members.

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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 price Read reviewKitchens of the Great Midwest

Kitchens of the Great Midwest

J. Ryan Stradal

Joyful, quirky and heartwarming, this is the story of a girl who becomes a world-famous chef, told by those who love her, envy her and never forget her.

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 Special priceThe Last Empress

The Last Empress

Anchee Min

At the end of the nineteenth century China is rocked by foreign attacks and local rebellions. The only constant is the power wielded by one woman, Tzu Hsi, also known as Empress Orchid. The author brings the important figures in...

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 Read reviewLet Me Be Frank with You

Let Me Be Frank with You

Richard Ford

Ford reinvents Bascombe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In four richly luminous narratives, Bascombe attempts to reconcile, interpret and console a world undone by calamity. It is a moving and wondrous and extremely funny...

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 Special priceThe Life and Death of Sophie Stark

The Life and Death of Sophie Stark

Anna North

For fans of Karen Joy Fowler, Maria Semple and Jennifer Egan, a compulsively readable look at one woman's life seen through six people's eyes. 'Totally unforgettable' Lena Dunham 'A thunderously good story' Emma Donoghue

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Lila

Lila

Marilynne Robinson

A new American classic from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Gilead and Housekeeping Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on...

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 Special price Read reviewLunatic In My Head

Lunatic In My Head

Anjum Hasan

Set against the backdrop of a small Indian hill town called Shillong, this title is a beautiful lyrical novel about three lives in limbo. A compelling debut by a major new talent, will appeal to readers of Arundhati Roy.

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 Special priceMayan Mendacity

Mayan Mendacity

L.J.M. Owen

Dr Elizabeth Pimms has a new puzzle. What is the story behind the tiny skeletons discovered on a Guatemalan island? And how do they relate to an ancient Mayan queen? The bones, along with other remains, are a gift for Elizabeth....

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 Special priceO Pioneers!

O Pioneers!

Willa Cather

A tale of a pioneer woman who tames the wild, hostile lands of the Nebraskan prairie. It is also about what it means to be American.

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 Special priceThe Place of Dead Roads

The Place of Dead Roads

William Burroughs

A controversial reworking of well-trodden American myth by the author of 'Naked Lunch'.

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A Possible Life: A Novel in Five Parts

A Possible Life: A Novel in Five Parts

Sebastian Faulks

From the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of Birdsong comes a new novel about love and warNfive transporting stories and five unforgettable lives, linked across centuries.

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 Special priceReading New India: Post-Millennial Indian Fiction in English

Reading New India: Post-Millennial Indian Fiction in English

Varughese E. Dawson

Explores the diversity of post-millennial Indian fiction in English and the ways it has reflected the culture of an increasingly confident 'new India'.

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Rodin's Debutante

Rodin’s Debutante

Ward Just

Lee Goodell's life decisions--to become a sculptor, to sojourn in the mean streets of the South Side, to marry into the haute-intellectual culture of Hyde Park--play out against the crude glamour of mid-century Chicago.

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 Special priceThe Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli

Picking his way through a labyrinth of high-comedy corruption, delicious meals, vendetta firepower, and carefully planted false clues, Inspector Salvo Montalbano can be relied on, whatever the cost, to get to the heart of the...

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 Special priceThe Sixth Key

The Sixth Key

Adriana Koulias

In late 2011 a cryptic invitation leads a crime novelist to Venice's Island of the Dead. Once there he is captivated by his host's tale, which spans the centuries - but seemingly begins and ends in the dark days of the 1930s...In...

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Spooner

Spooner

Pete Dexter

This is the story of the lifelong tie between former naval officer Calmer Ottosson and his step son, Warren Spooner--a troubled adolescent-turned-violent-adult, whom Calmer will never understand.

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 Special priceSweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay

Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay

William Boyd

From the internationally bestselling author of Restless and Any Human Heart comes a novel of one photographer's extraordinary career--a tale of love and war in the twentieth century.

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 Special priceTender is the Night

Tender is the Night

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Nicole and Dick Diver are a wealthy, elegant, magnetic couple. A coterie of admirers are drawn to them, none more so than the blooming young starlet Rosemary Hoyt. When Rosemary falls for Dick, the Diver's calculated perfection...

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 Special priceThat Man in Our Lives

That Man in Our Lives

Xu Xi

In That Man in Our Lives, New York-Hong Kong author Xu Xi extends the fictional universe of her earlier novels. New York is the perch from which she examines the shifting balance of power between China and the U.S., set against a...

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 Special priceThe Ticket That Exploded

The Ticket That Exploded

William Burroughs

This is the second novel, alongside 'The Soft Machine' and 'Nova Express', in William Burroughs' classic 'Cut-Up Trilogy'.

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 Special priceThe Twelve

The Twelve

Justin Cronin

The second instalment of the bestselling The Passage Trilogy

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 Special priceThe Waves

The Waves

Virginia Woolf, Jeanette Winterson, Gillian Beer

WITH INTRODUCTIONS BY JEANETTE WINTERSON AND GILLIAN BEERThe Waves is an astonishingly beautiful and poetic novel.The Vintage Classics Virginia Woolf series has been curated by Jeanette Winterson, and the texts used are based on...

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West of Here

West of Here

Jonathan Evison

Set in the fictional town of Port Bonita, on Washington State's rugged Pacific coast, West of Here is propelled by a story that both re-creates and celebrates the American experience.

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 Read reviewWoes of the True Policeman

Woes of the True Policeman

Roberto Bolano, Natasha Wimmer

Originally published in 2011 by Editorial Anagrama, Spain, as Los sinsabores del verdadero policaia --T.p. verso.

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