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Never mind
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Winner of the Betty Trask Award, Never Mind is the first in Edward St Aubyn's semi-autobiographical Patrick Melrose novels, adapted for TV for Sky Atl...
Memoirs of Hadrian
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Framed as a letter from the Roman Emperor Hadrian to his successor, Marcus Aurelius, Marguerite Yourcenar's Memoirs of Hadrian is translated from the ...

The end of Eddy
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'A brilliant novel. courageous, necessary and deeply touching' GuardianÉdouard Louis grew up in a village in northern France where many live below th...
Why mummy doesn't give a ****
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Family begins with a capital eff.I'm wondering how many more f*cking 'phases' I have to endure before my children become civilised and functioning mem...

Never mind, bad news and some hope
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Patrick Melrose Volume 1 contains the first three novels in Edward St Aubyn's BAFTA award-winning and Emmy nominated semi-autobiographical series, fil...
The right time
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Filled with heartbreak, betrayal and triumph, The Right Time is an uplifting novel about pursuing one's ambition from the world's favourite storytelle...

The remains of the day
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From the Nobel Prize-winning author of Never Let Me GoWinner of the Booker PrizeA contemporary classic, The Remains of the Day is Kazuo Ishiguro's bea...
Ham on rye
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INTRODUCTION BY RODDY DOYLE'He brought everyone down to earth, even the angels' LEONARD COHENCharles Bukowski is one of the greatest authors of the tw...

Crudo
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2016Dive in to this tale of love and loathing in the summer of 2017, the beach read of the summer. Kathy is a wri...
The Patrick Melrose novels. Volume 2
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Patrick Melrose Volume 2 contains the final two novels in Edward St Aubyn's BAFTA award-winning Emmy nominated semi-autobiographical series, filmed fo...

A death in the family
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'It's unbelievable... It's completely blown my mind' Zadie SmithKarl Ove Knausgaard writes about his life with painful honesty. He writes about his ch...
Dictator
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'Laws are silent in times of war.' Cicero There was a time when Cicero held Caesar's life in the palm of his hand. But now Caesar is the dominant fig...

Last words from Montmartre
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An NYRB Classics OriginalWhen the pioneering Taiwanese novelist Qiu Miaojin committed suicide in 1995 at age twenty-six, she left behind her unpublish...
Gonzo girl
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'Raucous, page-turning, head-spinning, and side-splitting... Gonzo Girl will suck you in and take you on ride' Piper Kerman, author of Orange Is The N...

War and turpentine
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WINNER OF THE VONDEL PRIZE 2017 LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE Selected as a Book of the Year 2016 in The Times, Sunday Times ...
Why mummy swears
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The hilarious second novel, and Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller, from author of the smash hit Why Mummy Drinks.Monday, 25 JulyThe first day of the holida...

The bell jar
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I was supposed to be having the time of my life.When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believ...
Beloved
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It is the mid-1800s. At Sweet Home in Kentucky, an era is ending as slavery comes under attack from the abolitionists. The worlds of Halle and Paul D....

The less you know the sounder you sleep
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'Do yourself a favour and read this wonderful book' ScotsmanBased on the true story of conjoined Russian twins, Masha and Dasha Krivoshlyapova, The Le...
The remains of the day
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The Remains of the Day won the 1989 Booker Prize and cemented Kazuo Ishiguro's place as one of the world's greatest writers. David Lodge, chairman of ...

Imperium
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When Tiro, the confidential secretary of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain...
History of violence
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The radical, urgent new novel from the author of The End of Eddy - a personal and powerful story of violenceI met Reda on Christmas Eve 2012, at aroun...

A place of greater safety
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From the double Man Booker prize-winner comes an extraordinary work of historical imagination - this is Hilary Mantel's epic novel of the French Revol...
Some hope
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Some Hope is the third of Edward St Aubyn's semi-autobiographical series, The Patrick Melrose Novels, filmed for Sky Atlantic and starring Benedict Cu...

Fatherhood
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How to be a good father? Children's birthday parties, unsuccessful family holidays, humiliating antenatal music classes: the trials of parenthood are ...
Blonde
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A mesmerising novel of the most enduring cultural icon of the 20th century, Blonde is a deeply moving portrait of the woman who became Marilyn Monroe....

Mother's milk
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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Mother's Milk is the fourth of Edward St Aubyn's semi-autobiographical Patrick Melrose novels, adapted for TV fo...
The master
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With an introduction by award-winning novelist Tessa Hadley In January 1895 Henry James anticipates the opening of his first play, Guy Domville, in Lo...

A man in love
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'Intense and vital... Ceaselessly compelling... Superb' James Wood, New YorkerThis is a book about leaving your wife and everything you know. It is ab...
The dictionary of animal languages
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A thrillingly elegant yet raw evocation of a woman clawing her way to a creative life, inspired by the story of surrealist artist Leonora Carrington. ...

Boyhood island
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'Rare and Ruthless... Perhaps the most significant literary enterprise of our times' Guardian Childhood is exhilarating and terrifying. For the young ...
The dictionary of animal languages
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We grant men a right to solitude. Why can't we do the same for women? Ivory Frame arrives in Paris at the height of the surrealist movement. She fall...

The Tristan chord
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2019 Walter Scott Prize Academy recommendation'Succeeds brilliantly ... a gripping and disturbing portrait of the young Hitler' Simon Mawer, author of...
The bell jar
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I was supposed to be having the time of my life.When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believ...

The bell jar
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I was supposed to be having the time of my life.When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believ...
Lustrum
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Rome, 63 BC.In a city on the brink of acquiring a vast empire, seven men are struggling for power. Cicero is consul, Caesar his ruthless young rival, ...

The acceptance world
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Anthony Powell's famous sequence of books deftly choreographs the lives of more than 300 characters over a period of 70 years and chronicles the whole century.
The kindly ones
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A Dance to the Music of Time - his brilliant 12-novel sequence, which chronicles the lives of over three hundred characters, is a unique evocation of ...

Never anyone but you
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A small city in western France,. The early twentieth century. Suzanne Malherbe, a shy 17-year-old with a rare talent for drawing, is entranced by the ...
Elemental
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It has taken a lifetime for me to see that the more afraid people are of the darkness, the further into it they will flee. Nearing the end of her lif...

Young bloods
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YOUNG BLOODS is the first gripping novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Wellington and Napoleon quartet. Perfect for fans of Robert Harris.Arthur Wesl...
Some rain must fall
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The International bestsellerAs the youngest student to be admitted to Bergen's prestigious Writing Academy, Karl Ove arrives full of excitement and wr...

A country road, a tree
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BY THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF LONGBOURNSHORTLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL FICTION 2017SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES TAIT BL...
Graceland
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What happens when your only son becomes The King of Rock 'n' Roll?From the moment she first holds him, after his twin brother is stillborn, Gladys Pre...

Where reasons end
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'Profoundly moving. An astonishing book, a true work of art' Max Porter, author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers 'A masterpiece. This book haunts m...
The atomic city girls
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Focuses on the little-known realities behind the Manhattan Project [.] Readers who enjoyed Martha Hall Kelly's Lilac Girls will appreciate this glimp...

Sex and rage
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It is the 1970s in LA, and Jacaranda Leven - child of sun and surf - is swept into the dazzling cultural milieu of the beautiful people. Floating on a...
Little Boy
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'This isn't a book: it's a reckoning ... Utterly extraordinary.' GuardianLittle Boy was quite lost. He had no idea who he was or where he had come fro...

Shadowplay
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1878, The Lyceum Theatre, London. Three extraordinary people begin their life together, a life that will be full of drama, transformation, passionate and painful devotion to art and to one another. Henry Irving, the Chief, is the volcanic leading man and impresario; Ellen Terry is the most lauded and desired actress of her generation, outspoken and
Sick Heart River
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Sick Heart River is John Buchan's most powerful novel and his last, completed days before his death. It was published posthumously in 1941. Buchan's r...