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The City & The City by China Mieville (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Certain writers absolutely defy categorisation – and China Miéville is most definitely of that rarefied company. His prose is exhilarating, poetic, coruscating with ideas and atmosphere – and it has... read more


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Ursula, Under by Ingrid Hill (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

One of the most widely praised and rapturously entertaining first novels in recent years begins with a little girl falling down an abandoned mineshaft in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Her name... read more


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The Woman's Daughter by Dermot Bolger (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Paperback re-issue of classic Bolger novel 'One of the essential Irish novels, certainly of the decade, and possibly of many another.' Sunday Tribune Set in the grimy, backstreets and suburbs of... read more


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March: A Love Story In A Time Of War by Geraldine Brooks (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

From Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has animated the character of the absent father, March, and crafted a story "filled with the ache of love and marriage... read more


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The Separation by Christopher Priest (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Christopher Priest excels at rethinking SF themes, lifting them above genre expectations into his own tricky, chilling, metaphysically dangerous territory. The Separation suggests an alternate... read more


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The Reader by Bernhard Schlink (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Originally published in Switzerland and gracefully translated into English by Carol Brown Janeway, The Reader is a brief tale about sex, love, reading and shame in post-war Germany. Michael Berg is... read more


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If I Stay by Gayle Forman (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeenyear- old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she fi nds... read more


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Starter For Ten by David Nicholls (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Now a major motion picture“Utterly charming . . . a big-hearted, flawless coming-of-age tale, as scary and funny as your yearbook picture.”–People (****/Critic’s Choice)The year is 1985. Brian... read more


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Modern Baptists by James Wilcox (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Universally and repeatedly praised ever since it first appeared in 1983, Modern Baptists is the book that launched novelist James Wilcox’s career and debuted the endearingly daft community of Tula... read more


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How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Possibly one of the most talked about books of the year, Meg Rosoff’s novel for young adults is the winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize 2004. Heralded by some as the next best... read more


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Without You by Saskia Sarginson (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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Book For Postage by Me (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

The New York Daily News has called Asleep "enchanting, surreal ... Yoshimoto brings readers to another powerful, atmospheric place." Demonstrating again the artful simplicity and depth of her vision,... read more


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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Maya Angelou's six volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known... read more


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The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her 'our little genius'. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing... read more


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Property by Valerie Martin (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Valerie Martin’s Property delivers an eerily mesmerizing inquiry into slavery’s venomous effects on the owner and the owned. The year is 1828, the setting a Louisiana sugar plantation where Manon... read more


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Of Mice And Men (New Longman Literature - Plain Edition) by J. Steinbeck (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

"Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don't belong no place ...With us it ain't like that.We got a future ...because I got you to look... read more


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Submarine by Joe Dunthorne (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Meet Oliver Tate, 15. Convinced that his father is depressed ('Depression comes in bouts. Like boxing. Dad is in the blue corner') and his mother is having an affair with her capoeira teacher, 'a... read more


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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

What are you thinking, Amy? The question I've asked most often during our marriage, if not out loud, if not to the person who could answer. I suppose these questions stormcloud over every marriage:... read more


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The Day Of The Triffids by John Wyndham (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

When Bill Masen wakes up blindfolded in hospital there is a bitter irony in his situation. Carefully removing his bandages, he realizes that he is the only person who can see: everyone else, doctors... read more