Our favourite book covers of 2016

The Sun is also a Star

The Sun is also a Star

Nicola Yoon

The dazzling new novel from Nicola Yoon, the New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything.  

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What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

Helen Oyeyemi

A collection of intertwined stories built around the idea of keys, literal and metaphorical --

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 Read reviewThe Island Will Sink

The Island Will Sink

Briohny Doyle

With this gripping postmodern novel in the vein of Michel Houellebecq and Phillip K. Dick, Briohny Doyle gives us a glimpse of a grave new world we all might soon face, and in so doing announces herself as a serious literary...

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 Read reviewPortable Curiosities

Portable Curiosities

Julie Koh

A young girl sees ghosts from her third eye, located where her belly button should be. A one-dimensional yellow man steps out of a cinema screen, hoping to lead a three-dimensional life. A journalist goes on assignment to report...

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 Read reviewMoonglow

Moonglow

Michael Chabon

Following on the heels of his New York Times-bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon delivers another literary masterpiece: a novel of truth and lies, family legends, and existential...

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The Secret Lives of Colour: RADIO 4's BOOK OF THE WEEK

The Secret Lives of Colour: RADIO 4’s BOOK OF THE WEEK

Kassia St Clair

The unforgettable history of colours and the vivid stories behind them in a beautiful multi-coloured volume

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 Read reviewThe Love of a Bad Man

The Love of a Bad Man

Laura Elizabeth Woollett

The Love of a Bad Man is a collection of short stories that imagine the lives of thirteen women, all of whom were the lovers, mistresses, or wives of various 'bad' men in history. Beautifully observed, fascinating, and at times...

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The Near and the Far: new stories from the Asia-Pacific region

The Near and the Far: new stories from the Asia-Pacific region

David Carlin, Francesca Rendle-Short

From 22 of the best writers in the Asia-Pacific region comes a collection about finding connections where you least expect them.

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A Beautiful Young Wife

A Beautiful Young Wife

Tommy Wieringa, Sam Garrett

He had never married and had never been with one woman for long; he had always remained a collector of first times. 'Edward Landauer, a brilliant microbiologist in his forties, meets a beautiful young woman. She is the...

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 Read reviewBetween a Wolf and a Dog

Between a Wolf and a Dog

Georgia Blain

Ester is a family therapist with an appointment book that catalogues the woes of the middle class. She spends her days helping others find happiness, but her own family relationships are tense and frayed. Estranged from both her...

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 Read reviewOur Magic Hour

Our Magic Hour

Jennifer Down

Katy's unexpected suicide forever changes life for her best friend Audrey, and their group of close friends in their twenties.

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 Read reviewThe High Places,

The High Places,

Fiona McFarlane

These wide-ranging stories resonate in the way of only the finest writing and the most pleasurable reading. There are storylines that seem straightforward on the surface but have a dozen things circling underneath, others that sit...

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The Underground Railroad: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017

The Underground Railroad: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017

Colson Whitehead

From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South

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Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today

Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today

Simon Morrison

On a freezing night in January 2013, an assailant hurled acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Filin. The crime, organized by a lead soloist, dragged one of Russia's most illustrious institutions...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Good People

The Good People

Hannah Kent

The Good People is the long-awaited new novel from Hannah Kent. In the year 1825, in a remote valley lying between the mountains of south-west Ireland, near the Flesk river of Killarney, three women are brought together by...

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The Girls

The Girls

Emma Cline

California. The summer of 1969. In the dying days of a floundering counter-culture a young girl is unwittingly caught up in unthinkable violence, and a decision made at this moment, on the cusp of adulthood, will shape her...

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So Sad Today: personal essays

So Sad Today: personal essays

Melissa Broder

So sad today? Many are. Melissa Broder is too. How and why did she get to be so sad? And should she stay sad?

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A Thousand Nights

A Thousand Nights

E.K. Johnston

Scheherazade weaves a magical new tale of love and survival in this captivating retelling of Arabian Nights.

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Vassa in the Night

Vassa in the Night

Sarah Porter

In the enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, the fashionable people put on cute shoes, go to parties in warehouses, drink on rooftops at sunset, and tell themselves they've arrived. A whole lot of Brooklyn is like that now but not...

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 Read reviewOne Would Think the Deep

One Would Think the Deep

Claire Zorn

CBCA Book of the Year Award Winner (Older Readers) 2017Sam stared at the picture of the boy about to be tipped off the edge of the world: the crushing weight of water about to pummel him. Sam knew that...

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The Graces

The Graces

Laure Eve (Author)

The Craft meets The Secret History in this seductive, powerful and startlingly original YA thriller.

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The Illustrated Compendium Of Amazing Animal Facts

The Illustrated Compendium Of Amazing Animal Facts

Maja Safstrom

Did you know that giraffes can lick their ears? Or that ostriches can't walk backwards? These and many more charming quirks about the animal kingdom (ants never sleep! starfish don't have brains!) are detailed in this visually...

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Mr Matisse and His Cut Outs

Mr Matisse and His Cut Outs

Annemarie van Haeringen, Annemarie Van Haeringen

Mr. Matisse is a painter with the sun in his tummy. His colors make everyone happy. But one day he becomes ill and has to have a major operation. When he wakes up in a white hospital room, he misses his colors.

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 Read reviewWomen In Science

Women In Science

Rachel Ignotofsky

A charmingly illustrated and educational book, Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world....

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Illuminature: Discover 180 animals with your magic three colour lens

Illuminature: Discover 180 animals with your magic three colour lens

Rachel Williams, Carnovsky

Explore ten of the world's most diverse environments and reveal their hidden secrets with a magic coloured lens that illuminates each page in a kaleidoscope of colour.

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Seeing Things: A Kid's Guide to Looking at Photographs

Seeing Things: A Kid’s Guide to Looking at Photographs

Joel Meyerowitz

Suitable for children between the ages of nine and twelve, this is an introduction to photography that asks how photographers transform ordinary things into meaningful moments. It takes readers on a journey through the power and...

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