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The Memoirs of Moominpappa

The Memoirs of Moominpappa

Tove Jansson

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 Read reviewThe Doctor Who Fooled the World

The Doctor Who Fooled the World

Brian Deer

Award-winning investigative reporter Brian Deer reveals the shocking truth behind the rise of Andrew Wakefield, the so-called father of the anti-vaccine movement.

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 Special price Read reviewThe Tolstoy Estate

The Tolstoy Estate

Steven Conte

Powerful, densely rich and deeply affecting, The Tolstoy Estate shows Steven Conte to be one of our finest writers.

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One To Watch

One To Watch

Kate Stayman-London

The perfect summer read to fill the Love Island-shaped hole in your life: a plus-size bachelorette brings a fresh look to reality TV in this razor-sharp romantic comedy, perfect for fans of Beth O'Leary, Jennifer Weiner and The...

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Daddy

Daddy

Emma Cline

The eagerly-awaited new book by Emma Cline, author of the global phenomenon The Girls The stories in Emma Cline's stunning first collection consider the dark corners of human experience, exploring the fault lines of power...

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 Read reviewThe Wolves of Greycoat Hall

The Wolves of Greycoat Hall

Lucinda Gifford

A family of wolves leaves their mansion in Moravia, returns to their Scottish homeland where they fight for their right to live among society and save the castle that has been in their family for generations from a crooked...

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 Read reviewMarshmallow Pie The Cat Superstar

Marshmallow Pie The Cat Superstar

Clara Vulliamy

A hilarious new series from Clara Vulliamy, the author-illustrator of Dotty Detective, about grumpy cat Marshmallow Pie and his reluctant pursuit of stardom. Perfect for fans of Toto the Ninja Cat or The Secret Life of Pets.

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Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In

John Ajvide Lindqvist, Ebba Segerberg

This extraordinary and powerful novel is part horror, part comedy and mostly love story. A moving, affectionate and, at times, grisly portrait of the agony of growing up and finding love, Let the Right One In, may be the most...

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 Read reviewThe Safe Place

The Safe Place

Anna Downes

Superbly tense and oozing with atmosphere, The Safe Place combines the modern suspense of The Girl on the Train with the gothic mind-games of Rebecca.     

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Love After Love

Love After Love

Ingrid Persaud

Meet the Ramdin-Chetan family: forged through loneliness, broken by secrets, saved by love. Irrepressible Betty Ramdin, her shy son Solo and their marvellous lodger, Mr Chetan, form an unconventional household, happy in their...

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 Special priceOttolenghi FLAVOUR

Ottolenghi FLAVOUR

Yotam Ottolenghi, Ixta Belfrage

A new book by the bestselling Yotam Ottolenghi, FLAVOUR celebrates the limitless potential of vegetables and reveals how to transform them into magical dishes.

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 Read reviewHow to Write the Soundtrack to Your Life

How to Write the Soundtrack to Your Life

Fiona Hardy

From the up-and-coming talent behind How To Make A Movie in 12 Days comes a funny and moving mystery about family, friendship and finding your voice.     

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 Read reviewState Highway One

State Highway One

Sam Coley

A stunning debut novel about what it means to come home, from the winner of the 2017 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers.   

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 Read reviewThe Great Godden

The Great Godden

Meg Rosoff

This is the story of one family, one dreamy summer - the summer when everything changes.

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 Read reviewI Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle

Dodie Smith

Cassandra's father was once a famous writer, but now he mainly reads detective novels while his family slide into genteel poverty. Her sister Rose is bored and beautiful, and desperate to marry riches. Their step-mother Topaz has...

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The Golden State

The Golden State

Lydia Kiesling

A breakout debut novel featured in the US by Buzzfeed, Elle, Vanity Fair and the New Yorker, about a young woman navigating the worlds of the private and the political in a fractured America.

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A Thousand Ships

A Thousand Ships

Natalie Haynes

A feminist retelling of the Trojan War - giving voices to the women the myths forgot...      

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The Mountains Sing

The Mountains Sing

Nguyen Phan Que Mai

Set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War, The Mountains Sing is the enveloping, multi-generational tale of the Trần family, perfect for fans of Min Jin Lee's Pachinko or Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing.    

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 Read reviewThe Vanishing Half

The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett

From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Mothers, a powerful new novel about the parallel lives of estranged twin sisters who choose to live in two very different worlds - one black and one white.     ...

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 Read reviewHex

Hex

Rebecca Dinerstein Knight

Nell Barber, an expelled PhD candidate in Biological Science, is exploring the fine line between poison and antidote, working alone to set a speed record for the detoxification of poisonous plants.

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 Read reviewA Burning

A Burning

Megha Majumdar

For readers of Tommy Orange, Yaa Gyasi, and Jhumpa Lahiri, an electrifying debut novel about three unforgettable characters who seek to rise--to the middle class, to political power, to fame in the movies--and find their lives...

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 Read reviewLittle Eyes

Little Eyes

Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell

A spine-tingling portrait of our obsession with technology, from Argentinian sensation Samanta Schweblin

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 Read reviewThe Details: On Love, Death and Reading

The Details: On Love, Death and Reading

Tegan Bennett Daylight

A long and intimate relationship with reading has taught acclaimed writer Tegan Bennett Daylight that - in life as in books - the delight is in the details. 

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From Stella Street to Amsterdam

From Stella Street to Amsterdam

Elizabeth Honey

When Henni's stubborn old neighbour Willa insists on returning to her childhood home in the Netherlands for a wedding, Henni leaps at the chance to be her travelling companion. 'Lucky duck! Fantastic opportunity!' That's what...

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The Question of Love

The Question of Love

Hugh Mackay

What really goes on in a marriage?

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Dread Nation

Dread Nation

Justina Ireland

The powerful, gut-wrenching New York Times bestseller tells the gripping story of a young black girl trained to fight the walking dead in an alternate America.       

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 Read reviewNone Shall Sleep

None Shall Sleep

Ellie Marney

Eighteen-year-olds Emma Lewis and Travis Bell, recruited by the FBI to interview juvenile serial killers, must turn to a notorious teenage sociopath to help track down a new murderer.

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The Weight of Love

The Weight of Love

Hilary Fannin

Maggie O'Farrell with bite: a powerful love story set between London & Dublin, from the much lauded Irish Times columnist who counts Roddy Doyle among her fans.

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 Read reviewWhen Rain Turns to Snow

When Rain Turns to Snow

Jane Godwin

A runaway boy, a baby and a whole lot of questions...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Mirror and the Light

The Mirror and the Light

Hilary Mantel

Preorder the long-awaited sequel to Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, the stunning conclusion to Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall trilogy.

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 Read reviewThe Mother Fault

The Mother Fault

Kate Mildenhall

Mim's husband is missing. No one knows where Ben is, but everyone wants to find him - especially The Department. And they should know, the all-seeing government body has fitted the entire population with a universal tracking chip...

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 Read reviewLoner

Loner

Georgina Young

A sharp and unlikely coming-of-age debut novel from Australia's Sally Rooney.     

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After Australia

After Australia

Michael Mohammed Ahmad

Climate catastrophe, police brutality, white genocide, totalitarian rule and the erasure of black history provide the backdrop for stories of love, courage and hope. In this unflinching new anthology, eleven of Australia's most...

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 Read reviewHow to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference

How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference

Rebecca Huntley

A self-help book for the climate era, for readers of Ross Garnaut, Tim Flannery, Hugh Mackay

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Rodham

Rodham

Curtis Sittenfeld

What if Hillary hadn't married Bill? The sensational long-awaited new novel by the acclaimed bestselling author of American Wife.

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Everything I Never Told You

Everything I Never Told You

Celeste Ng

A haunting debut novel about a mixed-race family living in 1970s Ohio and the tragedy that will either be their undoing or their salvation

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 Read reviewThe End of the World Is Bigger than Love

The End of the World Is Bigger than Love

Davina Bell

A breathtakingly original novel about love and destruction, from an award-winning Australian children's author.

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As Fast As I Can

As Fast As I Can

Penny Tangey

One girl. One dream. A few hurdles. Ten-year-old Vivian is determined to win a medal at the Olympic Games one day. Problem is, she hasn't found a sport she's any good at yet.

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Quarterly Essay 78: The Coal Curse - Resources, Climate and Australia's Future

Quarterly Essay 78: The Coal Curse - Resources, Climate and Australia’s Future

Judith Brett

In this nuanced and insightful essay, Judith Brett looks at the consequences of Australia's coal addiction, from stalled climate-change policy to tensions between farmers and miners. She assesses where to next for a fractious...

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Willy-willy Wagtail (Tales from the Bush Mob)

Willy-willy Wagtail (Tales from the Bush Mob)

Helen Milroy

Tales from the Bush Mob is a series of books about the Bush Mob, a group of animals that works together to solve problems.

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 Read reviewThe Spill

The Spill

Imbi Neeme

In 1982, a car overturns on a remote West Australian road. Nobody is hurt, but the impact is felt for decades.

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 Read reviewWhat Zola Did on Monday

What Zola Did on Monday

Melina Marchetta, Deb Hudson

From the author of Looking for Alibrandi comes this gorgeous series to engage and entertain newly independent young readers.

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Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life

Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life

Yiyun Li

Written over two years while the author battled depression, in and out of hospital, Dear Friend is a painful and yet richly affirming examination of what makes life worth living. Interweaving personal memoir with a wide-ranging...

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Beatrix Bakes

Beatrix Bakes

Natalie Paull

Embrace the unparalleled joys of baking seasonally and creatively with this mouth-watering collection of recipes brought to you by Melbourne's tiny beloved bakery, Beatrix.

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A Bear Named Bjorn

A Bear Named Bjorn

Delphine Perret, Antony Shugaar

Bjorn lives in a cave. The walls are soft, the ground is comfortable, and just in front there is new grass and a rough tree, perfect for back-scratching.

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 Read reviewHamnet

Hamnet

Maggie O'Farrell

Told in Maggie O'Farrell's unique voice, Hamnet reveals for the first time in fiction the story of heartbreaking loss which inspired Shakespeare's most celebrated play

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 Read reviewIndelicacy

Indelicacy

Amina Cain

A ghostly feminist fable, Amina Cain's Indelicacy is the story of a woman navigating between gender and class roles to empower herself and fulfill her dreams.

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Humankind: A Hopeful History

Humankind: A Hopeful History

Rutger Bregman

The major new book from Dutch historian Rutger Bregman, international bestselling author of Utopia for Realists and one of the greatest young thinkers of our time

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 Read reviewBurn

Burn

Patrick Ness

An all-consuming story of revenge, redemption and dragons from the twice Carnegie Medal-winner Patrick Ness.

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 Read reviewHe Started It

He Started It

Samantha Downing

The bestselling author of My Lovely Wife takes on the most fraught domestic relationship of them all: sibling rivalry.

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 Read reviewNotes from an Apocalypse

Notes from an Apocalypse

Mark O'Connell

Veteran worrier, author of To Be a Machine and father of two, Mark O'Connell, meets the anarchists, environmentalists, far-right nut-jobs and super-rich who are preparing for the end of days.

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I'll Be Gone in the Dark

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

Michelle McNamara

A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer - the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorised California for over a decade - from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while...

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Fathoms: The World in the Whale

Fathoms: The World in the Whale

Rebecca Giggs

A stunning meditation on the awe-inspiring lives of whales, revealing what they can teach us about ourselves, our planet, and our relationship to other species.

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 Read reviewNormal People

Normal People

Sally Rooney

Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in rural Ireland. The similarities end there; they are from very different worlds. When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between...

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 Read reviewPhosphorescence

Phosphorescence

Julia Baird

A beautiful, intimate and inspiring investigation into how we can find and nurture within ourselves that essential quality of internal happiness - the 'light within' that Julia Baird calls 'phosphorescence' - which will sustain us...

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Recollections of My Non-Existence

Recollections of My Non-Existence

Rebecca Solnit

A landmark memoir from the author of Men Explain Things to Me: an electric portrait of the artist as a young woman that asks how a young writer finds her voice in a society that prefers women to be silent.

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