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Rachel Cusk

Shortlisted for the Folio Prize 2015, this book is all about writing and talking, about self-effacement and self-expression, about the desire to create and the human art of self-portraiture in which that desire finds its universal...

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 Read reviewThe Ruin

The Ruin

Dervla McTiernan

The Ruin is the first in an exciting new crime series featuring DI Cormac Reilly.  

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 Read reviewWolf Hall

Wolf Hall

Hilary Mantel

 The first book in Hilary Mantel's award-winning Wolf Hall trilogy, with a new cover design to celebrate the publication of the much anticipated The Mirror and the Light.    

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Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Philip Pullman

This is the first book in the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Award-winning trilogy His Dark Materials, from Philip Pullman.

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 Read reviewMy Brilliant Friend (The Neapolitan Novels, Book 1)

My Brilliant Friend (The Neapolitan Novels, Book 1)

Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein

My Brilliant Friend is a modern masterpiece, the work of one of Italy's great storytellers. 

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Wildwood

Wildwood

Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis

Now in paperback. Wildwood is a spellbinding tale full of wonder, danger, and magic that juxtaposes the thrill of a secret world and modern city life.

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The Dry

Jane Harper

The Dry is the highest selling Australian debut in 2016.

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In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad Book 1)

In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad Book 1)

Tana French

A stunningly accomplished psychological mystery which will take you on a thrilling journey through a tangled web of evil and beyond - to the inexplicable.

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 Read reviewLife After Life

Life After Life

Kate Atkinson

During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able...

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 Read reviewNevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Jessica Townsend

A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut Australian author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world - but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination.

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Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1 of Percy Jackson)

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1 of Percy Jackson)

Rick Riordan

Half boy. Half God. All Hero. Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God. I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally...

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 Read reviewAurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle 1)

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle 1)

Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

From the New York Times and internationally bestselling authors of The Illuminae Files comes a new science fiction epic . . .

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Heartstopper: Volume One

Heartstopper: Volume One

Alice Oseman

Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. An LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything that happens in between - for fans of The Art of Being Normal, Holly Bourne and Love, Simon.

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 Read reviewArtemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl

Eoin Colfer

Rumour has it Artemis Fowl is responsible for every major crime of the new century. Just twelve years old and already he's a criminal genius, plotting to restore his family's fortune with a spot of corruption and kidnapping....

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Oryx And Crake

Oryx And Crake

Margaret Atwood

The outrageous imagination of Margaret Atwood has never been better. Dark, witty, scary and very credible, this is a mystery, an adventure story, a page-turner and a brilliant novel. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the...

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Comet in Moominland

Comet in Moominland

Tove Jansson

A comet is speeding towards Earth and nobody knows what to do! Will it destroy everything and everyone? Moomintroll decides to find out. So, with Sniff, he sets out on an expedition to ask the Professor if a comet is really on its...

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Ancillary Justice

Ancillary Justice

Ann Leckie

The record-breaking debut novel that won every major science fiction award in 2014, Ancillary Justice is the story of a warship trapped in a human body and her search for revenge. Ann Leckie is the first author to win the Arthur...

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The School for Good and Evil

The School for Good and Evil

Soman Chainani

A dark and enchanting fantasy adventure perfect for girls who prefer their fairytales with a twist.

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Dragon's Green

Dragon’s Green

Scarlett Thomas

The first in the thrilling and magical Worldquake Sequence from Scarlett Thomas, author of the bestselling adult novel The End of Mr Y

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A Few Right Thinking Men

A Few Right Thinking Men

Sulari Gentill

Rowland Sinclair is indifferent to politics... until a brutal murder exposes an extraordinary and treasonous conspiracy.

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Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery Book 1

Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery Book 1

Robin Stevens

When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate. (Unless you count the case of Lavinia's missing tie....

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Children of Blood and Bone

Tomi Adeyemi

Magic can burn, turn tides, light the darkness and bring back the dead. But magic is gone. And only one girl can bring it back.

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Tomorrow, When the War Began

Tomorrow, When the War Began

John Marsden

Somewhere out there Ellie and her friends are hiding. The first book in the bestselling the Tomorrow series.

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Annihilation

Annihilation

Jeff VanderMeer

The first volume of the extraordinary Southern Reach trilogy.   

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The Diviners: The Diviners 1

The Diviners: The Diviners 1

Libba Bray

Cassandra Clare meets Kerry Greenwood meets Patricia Cornwell in this first book in a blockbuster series set in 1920s New York about a teen psychic and her similarly gifted friends on the hunt for a serial killer.

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (42nd Anniversary Edition)

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (42nd Anniversary Edition)

Douglas Adams

A special 42nd anniversary edition of Douglas Adams's mega-selling cult classic, with additional material from the Adams archives.

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A Death in the Family: My Struggle Book 1

A Death in the Family: My Struggle Book 1

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett

When the author becomes a father himself, he must balance the demands of caring for a young family with his determination to write great literature. This title tells his story.

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The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth Book 1)

The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth Book 1)

N. K. Jemisin

This is the stunning first instalment in a fantasy trilogy set in a world of volcanoes and earthquakes, where the power to control the earth is the most dangerous of all.  

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The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell: Book 1

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell: Book 1

Chris Colfer

This fast-paced adventure series uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairytales from author Chris Colfer, star of television's Glee

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Rivers of London (Book 1)

Rivers of London (Book 1)

Ben Aaronovitch

The first of the Sunday Times Bestselling Peter Grant series

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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Alexander McCall Smith

The twentieth anniversary edition of Alexander McCall Smith's beloved novel.    

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The Colour of Magic: (Discworld Novel 1)

The Colour of Magic: (Discworld Novel 1)

Terry Pratchett

Twoflower was a tourist, the first ever seen on the Discworld. Its very existence is about to be threatened by a strange new blight: the arrival of the first tourist, upon whose survival rests the peace and prosperity of the...

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A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea

Ursula K. Le Guin

An apprentice wizard travels the Archipelago to learn his trade.

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Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse Book 1)

Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse Book 1)

James S. A. Corey

The first book of the Expanse series - a fast-paced and thoroughly gripping space adventure. 

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