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 Special priceThat Glimpse of Truth: The 100 Finest Short Stories Ever Written

That Glimpse of Truth: The 100 Finest Short Stories Ever Written

David Miller

The 100 finest short stories ever written, collected in one gorgeous volume.

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The Last Hours

The Last Hours

Minette Walters

Minette Walters has been a master of crime fiction for nearly two decades. Now this extraordinary writer turns her talents in a bold new direction; a sweeping, utterly gripping historical novel set during the time of the Black...

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 Special priceUnder the Jaguar Sun

Under the Jaguar Sun

Italo Calvino, Martin McLaughlin, Tim Parks, Patrick Creagh

A couple on a journey across Mexico are excited by the idea of a particular ingredient, suggested by ancient rituals of human sacrifice. Precariously balanced on his throne, a king is able only to listen to the sounds around him -...

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 Special priceThe House of Unexpected Sisters

The House of Unexpected Sisters

Alexander McCall Smith

The House of Unexpected Sisters is the latest instalment from Botswana's leading No. 1 ladies' detective agency: Mma Ramotswe's eighteenth adventure.

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 Special priceUbik

Ubik

Philip K. Dick

Glen Runciter is dead. Or is he Someone died in the explosion orchestrated by his business rivals, but even as his funeral is scheduled, his mourning employees are receiving bewildering messages from their boss. And the world...

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 Special priceThe Book Of Imaginary Beings

The Book Of Imaginary Beings

Jorge Luis Borges

Few readers will want, or be able, to resist this modern bestiary. Here you will find the familiar - Gryphons, Minotaurs and Unicorns - as well as the Monkey of the inkpot and other undeniably curious beasts. Borges' cunning and...

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 Special priceEssays in Love

Essays in Love

Alain de Botton

A revised edition of a classic book on love by the bestselling author of How Proust Can Change Your Life and The Consolations of Philosophy

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 Special price Read reviewThe Miniaturist

The Miniaturist

Jessie Burton

There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed ...

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 Special price Read reviewWarlight

Warlight

Michael Ondaatje

A mesmerising new novel from the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The English Patient.

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The Tin Drum (Vintage War)

The Tin Drum (Vintage War)

Gunter Grass

Delivers a scathing dissection of the years from 1925 to 1955 through the eyes of Oskar Matzerath, the dwarf whose manic beating on the toy of his retarded childhood fantastically counterpoints the accumulating horrors of Germany...

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 Special priceEarthsea: The First Four Books (A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu)

Earthsea: The First Four Books (A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu)

Ursula K. Le Guin

Ged is but a goatherd on the island of Gont when he comes by his strange powers over nature. 

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 Special priceThe Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

Raymond Chandler

PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away.

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 Special price Read reviewThe Sparsholt Affair

The Sparsholt Affair

Alan Hollinghurst

The Sparsholt Affair is the long-awaited sixth novel from the supreme stylist of British fiction and previous winner of the Man Booker Prize. From Oxford during the dark days of the Second world war to contemporary London,...

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 Special priceRipley's Game

Ripley’s Game

Patricia Highsmith

Tom Ripley detested murder. Unless it was absolutely necessary. Wherever possible, he preferred someone else to do the dirty work. In this case someone with no criminal record, who would commit 'two simple murders' for a very...

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Strangers On A Train

Strangers On A Train

Patricia Highsmith

The psychologists would call it folie a deux... 'Bruno slammed his palms together. We meet on a train, see, and nobody knows we know each other! Catch?'' From this moment, almost against his conscious will, Guy Haines is...

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The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Patricia Highsmith

Ripley wanted out. Wanted money, success - the good life. Was willing to kill for it. . .He is struggling to stay one step ahead of his creditors when a chance acquaintance offers him a free trip to Europe. When his...

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Swing Time

Swing Time

Zadie Smith

A story about friendship and music and stubborn roots, about how we are shaped by these things and how we can survive them. Moving from North West London to West Africa, it is an exuberant dance to the music of time.

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 Special priceThe Lathe Of Heaven

The Lathe Of Heaven

Ursula K. Le Guin

Through his dreams, George Orr can make alternate realities real.

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 Special priceThe Word for World is Forest

The Word for World is Forest

Ursula K. Le Guin

Grand Master Ursula K. Le Guin's HUGO AWARD-winning tale of colonisation and oppression.

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The Dispossessed

The Dispossessed

Ursula K. Le Guin

Shevak, a brilliant scientist, wants to tear down the wall of hatred that has isolated his planet of anarchists from the rest of the civilized universe. So he journeys to the utopian Urras in an attempt to ignite the fires of...

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Kate Atkinson

The magnificent new novel by the bestselling and award-winning Kate Atkinson, a major publishing event.

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The Lady in the Lake

The Lady in the Lake

Raymond Chandler

A woman has been reported missing to detective Marlowe and a corpse is found in the lake. Yet it is not the body of the missing person, but that of one of her neighbours. Now Marlowe's on the trail of a killer, who leads him out...

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The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye

Raymond Chandler

'A city no worse than others, a city rich and vigorous and full of pride, a city lost and beaten and full of emptiness. It all depends on where you sit and what your own private score is. I didn't have one. I didn't care'

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The High Window

The High Window

Raymond Chandler

'He lay crumpled on his back. Very lonely, very dead. The safe door was wide open. A metal drawer was pulled out. It was empty now. There may have been money in it once.'

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One Hundred Years Of Solitude

One Hundred Years Of Solitude

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Flow My Tears the Policeman Said

Flow My Tears the Policeman Said

Philip K Dick

Jason Taverner is a Six, the result of top secret government experiments forty years before which produced a handful of unnaturally bright and beautiful people. He is also a TV star the prime-time idol of millions until,...

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The Half-finished Heaven

The Half-finished Heaven

Tomas Transtromer, Robert Bly

A handpicked selection of the best-loved poems of Tomas Transtromer - winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature.

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 Special priceThe Incendiaries

The Incendiaries

R. O. Kwon

A powerful, darkly glittering novel about violence, love, faith, and loss, as a young Korean American woman at an elite American university is drawn into acts of domestic terrorism by a cult tied to North Korea.

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Transit

Transit

Rachel Cusk

Filtered through the impersonal gaze of its keenly intelligent protagonist, Transit sees Rachel Cusk delve deeper into the themes first raised in her critically acclaimed novel Outline.

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Human Acts

Human Acts

Han Kang

Follows the aftermath of a young boy's shocking death during a violent student uprising as told from the perspectives of the event's victims and their loved ones.

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Here I Am

Here I Am

Jonathan Safran Foer

As Jacob and Julia and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the...

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 Special priceBefore Dawn on Bluff Road / Hollyhocks in the Fog: Selected New Jersey Poems / Selected San Francisco Poems

Before Dawn on Bluff Road / Hollyhocks in the Fog: Selected New Jersey Poems / Selected San Francisco Poems

August Kleinzahler

A collection of August Kleinzahler's best poems, divided-like his life-between New Jersey and San Francisco

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The Patrick Melrose Novels

The Patrick Melrose Novels

Edward St Aubyn

This single volume brings together the first four Patrick Melrose novels by Booker Prize Finalist Aubyn. The collection includes Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, and Mother's Milk.

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Collected Poems, 1948-84

Collected Poems, 1948-84

Derek Walcott

A collection of poems by contemporary poet, Derek Walcott, whose subject is the panorama of life, landscape, culture and politics of the West Indies.

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 Special priceCity of Angels or, The Overcoat of Dr. Freud

City of Angels or, The Overcoat of Dr. Freud

Christa Wolf, Damion Searls

Three years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the author began to sort through her newly declassified Stasi files. Known for her defiance and outspokenness, she was not especially surprised to discover forty-two volumes of...

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 Special priceThe Monk of Mokha

The Monk of Mokha

Dave Eggers

A fast-paced, gripping and humane account of the ongoing Yemeni Civil War

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 Special priceAyiti

Ayiti

Roxane Gay

Originally published by a small press, this edition will make Gay's debut widely available for the first time, including several new stories.

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 Special priceNovember Road

November Road

Lou Berney

Set against the assassination of JFK, a poignant and evocative crime novel that centres on a desperate cat-and-mouse chase across 1960s America - a story of unexpected connections, daring possibilities, and the hope of second...

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The Great Fire

The Great Fire

Shirley Hazzard

A finalist for the National Book Award, this is an extraordinary love story set in the immediate aftermath of World War II. A man and woman seek to recover self-reliance, balance, and tenderness, and struggle to reclaim their...

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May We Be Forgiven

May We Be Forgiven

A.M. Homes

May We Be Forgiven is an unnerving, funny tale of unexpected intimacies and of how one deeply fractured family might begin to put itself back together.

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Outline

Outline

Rachel Cusk

Outline is a novel in ten conversations. Spare and lucid, it follows a novelist teaching a course in creative writing over an oppressively hot summer in Athens

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Planisphere

Planisphere

John Ashbery

Takes the reader on a dizzying journey in the company of a virtuoso and sorcerer who makes the commonplace magical, disorientates and teases, and conjures glimpses of 'horizons - bright and anxious': 'a space like a dream'.

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Later Poems Selected and New: 1971-2012

Later Poems Selected and New: 1971-2012

Adrienne Rich

The final volume of poems assembled by America's most powerful and distinctive poetic voice.

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The Refugees

The Refugees

Viet Thanh Nguyen

A collection of stories written over a twenty-year period that examines the Vietnamese experience in America as well as questions of home, family, and identity.

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 Special priceThe Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth

The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth

William Boyd

The dazzling new book from one of Britain's best-selling novelists.

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 Special priceThe Reader

The Reader

Bernhard Schlink, Carol Brown Janeway

A German novel exploring the themes of betrayal, guilt and memory against the background of the Holocaust.

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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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 Special priceThe Neighborhood

The Neighborhood

Mario Vargas Llosa, Edith Grossman

A thrilling tale of desire and Peruvian corruption from the world-renowned Nobel Laureate.

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 Special priceMiss Boston and Miss Hargreaves

Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves

Rachel Malik

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Irene (The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy)

Irene (The Commandant Camille Verhoeven Trilogy)

Pierre Lemaitre, Frank Wynne

Pierre Lemaitre is known for writing crime fiction with an alchemical mix of white-knuckle intensity, fearlessly unconventional plotting, and psychologically intricate character development. In Irene Lemaitre ingeniously uses five...

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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 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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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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Greed

Greed

Elfriede Jelinek, Martin Chalmers

Kurt Janisch is an ambitious but frustrated country policeman who talks to a lot of people in the line of duty, particularly women. Things go from bad to worse for Janisch and the women who fall for him. Someone sees and knows too...

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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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The Madagaskar Plan

The Madagaskar Plan

Guy Saville

The year is 1952. There is peace in Europe, but a victorious Germany continues to consolidate power in Afrika. The Iynchpin to their final solution is Madagaskar. Hitler has approved the resettlement of European Jews to the remote...

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 Special priceOnly Revolutions

Only Revolutions

Mark Z Danielewski

A pastiche of Joyce and Beckett, with heapings of Derrida's Glas and Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49 thrown in for good measure, Danielewski's follow-up to House of Leaves is a similarly dizzying tour of the modernist...

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