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Wicked Women by Fay Weldon (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Fay Weldon is a writer who understands the value of holding a grudge. Who can forget the years-long vengeance the heroine of her best-known book, The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, exacted on her... read more


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World's End by Paul Theroux (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

A collection of stories that delve into the worlds of a spectrum of characters.


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The Tesseract by Alex Garland (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

A single evening in Manila hints at shared consciousness and the circular nature of time and experience. More ambitious than his successful debut, The Beach, Alex Garland's second novel follows... read more


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The Rendezvous And Other Stories by Daphne Du Maurier (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

The stories in this collection, some written before du Maurier published her first novel, reflect many human emotions: romance, disenchantment, fantasy, nostalgia, ambition, irony, the longing for... read more


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Just So Stories (Puffin Classics) by Rudyard Kipling (More from this author). Added: In the last week

How did the rhinoceros get his wrinkly skin? Why won't cats come when they're called? How did one curious elephant with a nose for trouble change the lives of all elephants everywhere? These eight... read more


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Granta 123: Best Of Young British Novelists 4 (Granta: The Magazine Of New Writing) by John Freeman (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Barker, Barnes, Hollinghurst, Ishiguro, Mitchell, Rushdie, Smith, Tremain, Winterson . . . Long before they were household names, they were Granta Best of Young British Novelists. With each Young... read more


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Between The Assassinations by Aravind Adiga (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Welcome to Kittur, India. It's on India's southwestern coast, bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west and the Kaliamma River to the south and east. It's blessed with rich soil and scenic beauty, and... read more


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Vintage Book Of Indian Writing 1947 - 1997: 1947-97 by Salman Rushdie, et al (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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Nocturnes: Five Stories Of Music And Nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Explores ideas of love, music and the passing of time. From the piazzas of Italy to the Malvern Hills, a London flat to the 'hush-hush floor' of an exclusive Hollywood hotel, this title features... read more


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Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Sightseeing is a masterful new work of fiction, a collection of stories set largely in contemporary Thailand and written with a grace and sophistication that belie the age of its young author. These... read more


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The Acid House by Irvine Welsh (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Using a range of approaches from bitter realism to demented fantasy, Irvine Welsh is able to evoke the essential humanity, well hidden as it is, of his generally depraved, lazy, manipulative and... read more


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Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Weird, wicked, spooky and delicious, PRETTY MONSTERS is a book of tall tales to keep you up all night. Blending fairytale, fantasy, horror, myth and mischief in a delicious cocktail, Kelly Link... read more


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McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury Of Thrilling Tales by Dave Eggers (Editor), Michael Chabon (Editor) (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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The Hunt For Red October by Tom Clancy (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Somewhere under the Atlantic, a Soviet submarine commander has just made a fateful decision: the Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. And the most... read more


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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Plath was an excellent poet but is known to many for this largely autobiographical novel. The Bell Jar tells the story of a gifted young woman's mental breakdown beginning during a summer... read more


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The Pig That Wants To Be Eaten: And Ninety-nine Other Thought Experiments by Julian Baggini (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Julian Baggini presents 100 of the most interesting thought experiments: short scenarios which pose a problem in a vivid and concrete way, and invites the reader to think about possible answers for... read more


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Collected Short Stories: Volume 1 by William Somerset Maugham (More from this author). Added: In the last week

This classic collection of stories moves from England, France and Spain to the silver sands of the South Pacific. It includes the famous story "Rain", the tragedy of a narrow-minded and overzealous... read more


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

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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First Term At Malory Towers by Enid Blyton (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Darrell and her friends grow together as they share their school days. There are new students to induct, sporting matches to be won, tempers to control and tricks to play on teachers. This work... read more


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If You Liked School, You'll Love Work by Irvine Welsh (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Irvine Welsh, the author of Trainspotting, is up to his old tricks with his new work of transgressive short fiction.Irvine Welsh's first short-story collection since his debut work The Acid House... read more