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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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'Highly evocative of time and place, this stunning novel explores a triumvirate of fate, choice and consequence, and is worthy of comparison to Tracy Chevalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring and Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch ...A ... read more

Last Painting of Sara De Vos
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Jessica Hart has never forgotten Matthew Landley. After all, he was her first love when she was fifteen years old. But he was also her school maths teacher, and their forbidden affair ended in scandal with his arrest and impris... read more

The Turner House - A Novel
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Kate Battista is feeling stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scienti... read more

Vinegar Girl : The Taming of the Shrew Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
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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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'It was a game of love and death. Neither of us will ever speak about it. It's locked inside us.' Gustav Perle grows up in a small town in Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem distant. He adores his mother but ... read more

The Gustav Sonata
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 Fiction

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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'Who is this guy, Dad? What is he doing here?' With an absent wife and a daughter going off the rails, wealthy art collector and philanthropist Simon Strulovitch is in need someone to talk t... read more

Shylock Is My Name - The Merchant of Venice Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
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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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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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Jeffrey Lockhart's father, Ross, is a billionaire in his sixties, with a younger wife, Artis Martineau, whose health is failing. Ross is the primary investor in a remote and secret compound where death is exquisitely controlled and bodies are ... read more

Zero K
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Lucy Muir is leaving her husband. It's complicated. They're joint owners and chefs at one of the best restaurants in town, so making a clean break is tough. But, let's face it, a woman can only take so much cheating, ... read more

The Secret Recipe for Second Chances
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 Fiction

Series:Neapolitan Novels
Awards:Shortlisted for Best Translated Book Award 2014. Long-listed for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2015.

The Story of a New Name is an extraordinary novel about two young women, Lila and Elena, growing up in Naples in the early 1960s. At sixteen Lila marries the shopkeeper Stefano. She is filled with pleasure at her n... read more

Story of a New Name (The Neapolitan Novels #2)
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 Fiction

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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 New Fiction

Awards:Shortlisted for Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2016. Bailey's Shortlist 2016

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016 SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN WODEHOUSE PRIZE 2016 When lovelorn Annie McDee stumbles across a dirty painting in a junk shop while looking for a present for an u... read more

Improbability of Love
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An astute novel about inner-city Australian racism - and about humanity prevailing over entrenched prejudice. Jack van Duyn is in his comfort zone. A pot-bellied, round-shouldered cabbie in his mid-fifties, Jack lives alone, has few frien... read more

Comfort Zone
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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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 Fiction

Series:Neapolitan Novels
Awards:Shortlisted for 2016 Man Booker International

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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Paris is the mecca of style. It is the Grand Dame of elegance. It is also an intimate fusion of culture and creativity. As the many movies and books tell us, Parisians know how to eat, drink and shop. Here's your chance to find out wh... read more

Paris Precincts
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 Fiction

Awards:Man Booker Finalist 2015 US National Book Awards Longlist 2015 Baileys Longlist 2016

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

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A Little Life
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