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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, arms sal... read more

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The Empress Lover
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If you let decisions happen to you, rather than making decisions, what will happen to you? Can you become someone else without the world noticing? When David's wife confesses that she used to be a prostitute, the revelation doesn't di... read more

Man in the Corner
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Kate Battista is feeling stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny? Plus, she's always in trouble at work, her p... read more

Vinegar Girl : The Taming of the Shrew Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
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'Maybe this was finally Lily's time. Maybe this was the year she became a grown-up. She would have a proper, impressive job, and she could maybe even move out on her own. She flinched a bit when she realised that the missing element to t... read more

The Wrong Girl
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The Turners have lived on Yarrow Street for over fifty years. Their house has seen thirteen children grown and gone—and some returned; it has seen the arrival of grandchildren, the fall of Detroit's East Side, the loss of... read more

The Turner House - A Novel
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'One of the greatest American writers' Independent From Annie Proulx, the Pulitzer Prize---winning author of The Shipping News and "Brokeback Mountain," comes her masterwork: an epic, dazzling, violent, magnificently dramatic novel about t... read more

Barkskins
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David Dyer's astonishing novel The Midnight Watch is based on the true story of the SS Californian, the ship that saw the Titanic's distress rockets and yet, unfathomably, did nothing. A psychological thriller. Sometimes the smallest of... read more

Midnight Watch
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A charming story of a young boy and his dog adventuring through the outback. Prequel to the bestselling Red Dog. When a family tragedy means Mick is sent to the outback to live with his Granpa, it looks as if he has a lonely life ahead of hi... read more

Blue 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 Dutch pa... read more

Last Painting of Sara de Vos
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A picture hides a thousand words ...On a hot July day in 1967, Odelle Bastien climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery in London, knowing that her life is about to change forever. Having struggled to find her place in the city since she... read more

The Muse
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 Fiction

Awards:WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016  Winner of Carnegie Medal 2016. Shortlisted for Edgar Allan Poe Awards: Best First Novel 2016.

It is April 1975, and Saigon is in chaos. At his villa, a general of the South Vietnamese army is drinking whiskey and, with the help of his trusted captain, drawing up a list of those who will be given passage aboard the last flights... read more

Sympathizer, The
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The third son of a farmer, born in the small town of Kooweerup in rural Victoria during the Second World War, author Daryl Joyce was a sensitive Australian boy who realized there was life beyond his parents' farm. In Crossing Over, he na... read more

Crossing Over
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Awards:Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2015. Bailey's Shortlist 2016

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara is an immensely powerful and heartbreaking novel of brotherly love and the limits of human endurance.When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move t... read more

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A Little Life
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If only they'd said no...What if they hadn't gone? That's the question Clementine can't stop asking herself. It was just an ordinary backyard barbeque on a Sunday afternoon. They didn't know their hosts that well. They were friends ... read more

Truly, Madly, Guilty
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Series:Neapolitan Novels
Awards:Shortlisted for Best Translated Book Award for Fiction 2015.

Since the publication of the acclaimed My Brilliant Friend and The Story of A New Name, Elena Ferrante's reputation has grown enormously. Her novels about the friendship between Lila and Elena, about t... read more

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay (The Neapolitan Novels #3)
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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 book... read more

The Girls
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'Has everyone always been in love with you? Of course they have, who am I kidding? What did they say about Helen of Troy? That her face launched a thousand ships? That's you, you're that beautiful. A thousand ships' New York City in the ... read more

Our Young Man
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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? Beginn... read more

Mothering Sunday
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 Fiction

Awards:WINNER of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016 Shortlisted for Irish Book Awards: Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year 2015.  

'He was definitely dead, whoever he was. He wore a once-black jumper and a pair of shiny tracksuit bottoms. The back of his head was cracked and his hair matted, but it had been foxy before that. A tall man, a skinny rake, another s... read more

Glorious Heresies
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 New Fiction

Awards:Shortlisted for Victorian Premier's Literary Award - Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction 2016. Winner of the Stella Prize 2016.

She hears her own thick voice deep inside her ears when she says, 'I need to know where I am.' The man stands there, tall and narrow, hand still on the doorknob, surprised. He says, almost in sympathy, 'Oh, sweetie. You need to kno... read more

Natural Way of Things
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