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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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The Rainy Moon And Other Stories by Colette (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim by David Sedaris (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Most of us would be lucky to be able to express ourselves in writing half as well as David Sedaris does in Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. But on top of his skills with the written word, the... read more


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The Feminists Go Swimming by Michael Collins (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Michael Collins explores different aspects of the Irish character, and neatly satirises his country's current preoccupations. Feminism, alcohol, emigration and the Church - none escape the author's... read more


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Weddings From Hell by Maggie Shayne, et al (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Some marriages are made in heaven . . . Some are not.What happens when "the happiest day of your life" turns into a nightmare? Forget the drunken best man or the bridesmaid dresses from the '80s . .... read more


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Nocturnes (Charlie Parker) by John Connolly (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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Heart Of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (More from this author). Added: In the last week

The finest of all Conrad's tales, Heart of Darkness is set in an atmosphere of mystery and menace, and tells of Marlow's perilous journey up the Congo River to relieve his employer's agent, the... read more


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Tortilla Flat (Penguin Modern Classics) by John Steinbeck (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Today, nearly forty years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of America’s greatest writers and cultural figures. We have begun publishing his many works for the ... read more


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German Short Stories: Deutsche Kurzgeshichten: Volume 2 (Penguin Parallel Text Series) by David J Constantine (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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Simple Art Of Murder by Raymond Chandler (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Prefaced by the famous Atlantic Monthly essay of the same name, in which he argues the virtues of the hard-boiled detective novel, this collection mostly drawn from stories he wrote for the pulps... read more


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Constitutional by Helen Simpson (More from this author). Added: In the last month

Charting tantrums, funerals, pregnancy, war and love affairs, these stories unroll with piercing wit and sympathy. One woman finds grief for her lost lover is assuaged by involvement in some... read more


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Everything's Eventual by Stephen King (More from this author). Added: In the last month

A new Stephen King book is always an event and Everything's Eventual--a collection of short stories that will be already familiar to King's die-hard fans--is a nicely timed appetiser for his next... read more


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The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat (Picador) by Oliver Sacks (More from this author). Added: In the last month

In his most extraordinary book, "one of the great clinical writers of the 20th century" (The New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world... read more


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The Door In The Hedge by Robin McKinley (More from this author). Added: In the last month

Master storyteller Robin McKinley here spins two new fairy tales and retells two cherished classics. All feature princesses touched with or by magic. There is Linadel, who lives in a kingdom next to... read more


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Strange Candy by Laurell K Hamilton (More from this author). Added: In the last month

The #1 New York Times bestselling author's short story collection-including an all-new Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter story-now in paperback. From a woman who marries into a family of volatile... read more


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

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 OMG Blog (Conker) (Conkers) by Karen McCombie (More from this author). Added: In the last month

Four 'good' girls meet in detention and are encouraged to take part in a school blogging competition together. Ideas are few and far between but then they realise they have one BIG thing in common... read more


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Deadly Pleasures by Martin Edwards (Editor) (More from this author). Added: In the last month

To celebrate the Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Jubilee, a collection of original stories from distinguished members of the CWA especially commissioned for this volumeAn eclectic collection of... read more


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Things Snowball by Rich Hall (More from this author). Added: In the last month

From the similarities between US gun laws and British drinking hours, to what cryptic crosswrods really tell us about the British psyche, American in London Rich Hall casts a keen eye on the lunatic... read more


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Ghost Stories (Wordsworth Classics) by M. R. James (More from this author). Added: In the last month

M.R. James is probably the finest ghost-story writer England has ever produced. These tales are not only classics of their genre, but are also superb examples of beautifully-paced understatement,... read more