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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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In May 1937 a man in his early thirties waits by the lift of a Leningrad apartment block. He waits all through the night, expecting to be taken away to the Big House. Any celebrity he has known in the previous decade is no use to him now.... read more

Noise of Time
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As we grow older - most of all, in what we remember and what we dream - we live in the past. Sometimes, we live more vividly in the past than in the present. As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines, but his d... read more

Avenue of Mysteries
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 Fiction

Awards:US National Book Awards Longlist 2015

Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents t... read more

Fates and Furies
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New York. 1977. Be There When It Explodes. It's New Year's Eve, 1976, and New York is a city on the verge. As midnight approaches, a blizzard sets in - and an unmistakable sound rings out across Central Park. Gunshots. Two of them. The sea... read more

City on Fire
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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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For fifteen years, the recalcitrant Miss Shepherd lived in her broken-down van on Alan Bennett's driveway in Camden. Deeply eccentric and stubborn to her bones, Miss Shepherd was not an easy tenant. Bennett, despite inviting her in th... read more

The Lady in the Van
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As it was, it was like being set down in the best of poems, carried into a cold landscape, blindfolded, turned around, unblindfolded, forced, then, to invent new ways of seeing. It is a cold day in January when J. Mendelssohn wa... read more

Thirteen Ways of Looking
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 New Fiction

Series:Hogarth Shakespeare

'I saw the strangest sight tonight.' New Bohemia. America. A storm. A black man finds a white baby abandoned in the night. He gathers her up - light as a star - and decides to take her home. London. England. After the financial crash. Leo K... read more

Gap of Time
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With this highly anticipated new novel, the author of the bestselling Life of Pi returns to the storytelling power and luminous wisdom of his master novel.
The High Mountains of Portugal is a suspenseful, mesmerising st... read more

High Mountains of Portugal
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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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It begins in a bar, like so many strange stories. The gods Hermes and Apollo argue about what would happen if animals had human intelligence, so they make a bet that leads them to grant consciousness and language to a group of dogs stayin... read more

Fifteen Dogs
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Reclusive literary legend M. M. 'Mimi' Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style ponzi scheme, she's flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in deca... read more

Be Frank with Me
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Amory's first memory is of her father standing on his head. She has memories of him returning on leave during the First World War. But his absences, both actual and emotional, are what she chiefly remembers. It is h... read more

Sweet Caress : The Many Lives of Amory Clay
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 Fiction

Awards:Man Booker Finalist 2015 US National Book Awards Longlist 2015

Shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize'Astonishing and unsettling ... A masterwork' San Francisco Chronicle'Announces Yanagihara as a major American novelist' Wall Street JournalBrace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, ups... read more

Little Life, A
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1945, Lake Como. Mussolini and his mistress are captured by local partisans and shot in a summary execution. The precise circumstances of Il Duce's death remain shrouded in confusion and controversy. 1992, Milan. Colonna, a depressed write... read more

Numero Zero
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âe~Who is this guy, Dad? What is he doing here?âe(tm) With an absent wife and a daughter going off the rails, wealthy art collector and philanthropist Simon Strulovitch is in need someone to... read more

Shylock Is My Name - The Merchant of Venice Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
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The Story of the Lost Child is the long-awaited fourth volume in the Neapolitan Novels (My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay). The quartet traces the friendship betwe... read more

Story of the Lost Child (The Neapolitan Novels #4)
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 New Fiction

Awards:Man Booker WINNER 2015

From the acclaimed author of "The Book Of Night Women" comes a masterfully written novel that explores the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the late 1970s.

a Brief History of Seven Killings
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Reunited for the extravagant wedding of a college friend, Kezia, the second-in-command to an insane jewellery designer; Nathaniel, the former literary cool kid now selling his wares in Hollywood; and Victor, who has just been fired from a mi... read more

The Clasp
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