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'Stories are the only thing that defy death. Stories are truth. I hereby give you mine...' Peking, 1944: Sir Edmund Backhouse is a man of many parts. A polyglot scholar. An effete homosexual. A genius of perversity, a forger, arm... read more

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The Empress Lover
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Nutshell is a classic story of murder and deceit, told by a narrator with a perspective and voice unlike any in recent literature. A bravura performance, it is the finest recent work from a true master. To be bound in a nutshell, see t... read more

Nutshell
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Outside, the rain continues unceasing; silver sheets sluicing down, the trees and shrubs soaking and bedraggled, the earth sodden, puddles overflowing, torrents coursing onwards, as the darkness slowly softens with the dawn.... read more

Between a Wolf and a Dog
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In this extraordinary novel, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, Australian writer Dominic Smith brilliantly bridges the historical and the contemporary, tracking a collision course between a rare landscape by a female ... read more

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
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Awards:Longlisted for Man Booker Prize 2016

David is the small boy who is always asking questions. Sim n and InUs take care of him in their new country. He is learning the language; he has begun to make friends. He has the big dog BolYvar to watch over him. But he'll... read more

The Schooldays of Jesus
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'Absolutely beautiful' The Times 'Luminous' Ursula K Le Guin, Guardian 'I loved Our Souls at Night' David Nicholls This is a love story. A story about growing old with grace. Addie Moore and Louis Waters have been neighbours for... read more

Our Souls at Night
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"I promise you one thing, young lady. Building a fence is not going to keep the world out and won't keep your children in. Life's not that simple." Gwen Hill has lived on Green Valley Avenue all her adult life. Here she brought her bab... read more

The Fence
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Joy Williams' peerless short stories are unlike anything else. Her uniquely devastating, emotionally acute, morbidly funny portrayals of modern life have been captivating readers and writers for three ... read more

The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories
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California. The summer of 1969. In the dying days of a floundering counter-culture a young girl is unwittingly caught up in unthinkable violence, and a decision made at this moment, on the cusp of adulthood, will shape her life..."This... read more

The Girls
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Series:Hogarth Shakespeare

'It's got a thunderstorm in it. And revenge. Definitely revenge.' Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he's staging a T... read more

Hag-Seed : The Tempest Retold
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Francesca Stubbs holds our hand as we take a walk through old age and death. Fran brings us to drinks with her dear friends, dropping off mouth-watering suppers for Claude, her ex-husband, warm and cosy in his infirmity. She v... read more

The Dark Flood Rises
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A US Navy Commander is attacked while having dinner with his wife by an unidentified Russian man. A CIA operative travelling on a Canadian passport is intercepted and interrogated at Tehran Airport. A team of ... read more

Tom Clancy's True Faith and Allegiance
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 Australian

Awards:Long-listed for Australian Independent Booksellers Indie Awards: Fiction 2017.

Nóra Leahy has lost her daughter and her husband in the same year, and is now burdened with the care of her four-year-old grandson, Micheál. The boy cannot walk, or speak, and Nora, mistrustful of the tongues of goss... read more

The Good People
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LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 AND THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016 THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER An exquisite story of mothers and daughters from the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Olive Kitt... read more

My Name is Lucy Barton
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In 1922 Count Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal. He is sentenced to house arrest in The Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and ... read more

A Gentleman in Moscow
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If you could help someone in pain, would you? Evan is a nurse, a suicide assistant. His job is legal ...just. He's the one at the hospital who hands out the last drink to those who ask for it. Evan's friends don't know what he does d... read more

Easy Way Out
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 Fiction

Series:Bridget Jones's Diary

The new Bridget Jones novel. As Bridget careers towards baby-deadline, tortured by Smug Mothers miming her ticking biological clock, a series of classic Bridget Jones moments finally leads her into pregnancy - but ju... read more

Bridget Jones's Baby: The Diaries
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An ambitious, exuberant new novel moving from north west London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty Two brown girls dream of being dancers - but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ... read more

Swing Time
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 Fiction

Awards:Winner of National Book Awards: Fiction 2016. Long-listed for Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 2017.

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all the slaves, but Cora is an outcast even among her fellow Africans, and she is coming into womanhood; even greater pain awaits. Caesar, a recent ar... read more

The Underground Railroad
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It is March 30th 1924. It is Mothering Sunday. How will Jane Fairchild, orphan and housemaid, occupy her time when she has no mother to visit? How, shaped by the events of this never to be forgotten day, will her future unfold? B... read more

Mothering Sunday
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