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Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Label Fourth Estate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780008205225

From the award-winning author of ‘Half of a Yellow Sun,’ a powerful story of love, race and identity.

The Thing Around Your Neck

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Label Fourth Estate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780008205232

From the Orange Prize-winning author of ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ come twelve dazzling stories that turn a penetrating eye on the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Nigeria ...

Half of a Yellow Sun

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Label Fourth Estate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780008205249

Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, this is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written literary masterpiece

Nostromo

Joseph Conrad

Label Roads Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781909399570

Epic in scope and detail, populated by a vivid cast of characters covering the entire social spectrum, Nostromo is one of the greatest political novels ever written. It chronicles an era ...

The Devil's Dictionary

Ambrose Bierce

Label Roads Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781909399600

From Abasement (A decent mental attitude in the presence of wealth) to Zigzag (To move forward uncertainly, from side to side, as one carrying the white man's burden), The Devil s Diction...

What Maisie Knew

Henry James

Label Roads Genre Lyrics Cat no. .9781909399525

What Maisie Knew tracks the plight of Maisie Farange, whose parents, Beale and Ida, are in the thick of a bitter divorce battle. The novel follows our innocent heroine as she charts these...

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

James Joyce

Label Roads Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781909399587

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man represents the transitional stage between the realism of Joyce's Dubliners and the symbolism of Ulysses, and is essential to the understanding of t...

Land of Love and Ruins

Oddny Eir

Label restless Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781632060723

The winner of the Icelandic Women's Literature Prize in 2012, Land of Love and Ruins is the debut novel by a daring new voice in international fiction: Oddný Eir.

Some Rain Must Fall and Other Stories

Michel Faber

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782117162

Michel Faber's short stories reveal an extraordinarily vivid imagination, a deep love of language and an adventurous versatility. Playful, yet profoundly moving, wickedly satirical yet si...

How to be a Grrrl: by Lucy van Pelt

Charles M. Schulz

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782113614

Entrepreneur, psychiatrist, fussbudget - Lucy van Pelt is the much-loved crabby heroine of the Peanuts gang. Never one to suffer in silence, in this brand new book she is presented as the...

A Fortunate Man: The Story of a Country Doctor

John Berger

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782115038

In 1966 John Berger spent three months in the Forest of Dean shadowing an English country GP, John Sassall. Sassall is a fortunate man - his work occupies and fulfils him, he lives amongs...

The Cone-Gatherers

Robin Jenkins

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780857862358

In the shadow of a war that rages through Europe, brothers Calum and Neil work to gather pine cones in the grounds of a Scottish estate. When Calum releases two mutilated rabbits from a s...

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde

Label Roads Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781909399006

First famous for its scandalous content, the novel later became recognised as the masterpiece of realism. Wildes only novel, first published in 1890, posits the idea that the only thing w...

What is Art?

Leo Tolstoy

Label Roads Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781909399259

What is Art? What is value? What is good taste? What makes a cultured class? Tolstoy wrestled with these questions for fifteen years, and this book is the result of his fascination with t...

The Thirty-Nine Steps

John Buchan

Label Roads Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781909399242

Europe is close to war and spies are everywhere. Richard Hannay, bored and world-weary in London, encounters Scudder, an American stranger who has discovered a plot to assassinate the Gre...

The Great Gatsby

F Scott Fitzgerald

Label Roads Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781909399044

On the surface, mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby has everything, but he maintains a distance from those in his orbit, the guests at his constant decadent parties who indulge in all that ...

Madame Bovary

Gustave Flaubert

Label Roads Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781909399082

Often described as the perfect novel, Madame Bovary is said to have had an influence on modern fiction that is so profound it is difficult to perceive. It relates the tale of a bored and ...

Notes from Underground

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Label Roads Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781909399099

Notes from the Underground is celebrated as the first existentialist novel; it is the starting point for the sense of meaninglessness that runs through much of twentieth-century writing, ...

The Prince

Niccolo Machiavelli

Label Roads Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781909399303

The Prince is Niccolò Machiavellis handbook on power and politics. This treatise, which gave rise to the term Macchiavellian, spurns idealism and presents a brave, pragmatic and at times ...

Beat Poets

Carmela Ciuraru

Label everyman Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781841597492

This rousing anthology features the work of more than twenty-five writers from the great twentieth-century counter-cultural literary movement. Writing with an audacious swagger and an ico...

The Acid Test

Élmer Mendoza

Label Quercus Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780857052612

When the mutilated body of Mayra Cabral de Melo, a well-known stripper, is found by the side of a dusty road, detective Edgar "Lefty" Mendieta has personal reasons for bringing the culpri...

Issue No 8

The Happy Reader

Label Penguin Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780241279342

The eighth issue of The Happy Reader, the bookish quarterly published by Penguin Classics in collaboration with Fantastic Man

Forever Words: The Unknown Poems

Johnny Cash

Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782119944

Newly discovered in the Cash family archives, a treasury of never-before-published poems and songs from the legendary Johnny Cash. Edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon and w...

Veronica

Mary Gaitskill

Label serpent's tail Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781781255926

In this seductive and shattering novel, Alison and Veronica meet amid the nocturnal glamour of 1980s New York: one is a former modeling sensation, stumbling away from the wreck of her car...

Another Day in the Death of America

Gary Younge

Label faber Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781783351015

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013. It was just another day in America; an unremarkable Saturday on which ten children and teens were killed by gunfire. The youngest was nine; the oldest was n...

The Subsidiary

Matias Celedone

Label melville house Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781612195445

A 'corporate Heart of Darkness', The Subsidiary is both an exquisitely designed art object and a chilling tale of corporate evil.All hell breaks loose when a power outage shuts down a maj...

The Wonderful Adventure of Nils Holgersson

Selma Lagerlöf

Label Penguin Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780241206089

Scandinavia's best-loved children's classic - the enchanting story of a naughty little boy who learns to love nature'Never before had Nils travelled around at such good speed, and he had ...

The Voyeur's Motel

Gay Talese

Released 11/07/17 Label Grove press Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781611855302

On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of his landmark bestseller Thy Neighbor s Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous handwritten letter from a man in Colorado. Since lear...

Neither Wolf Nor Dog

Kent Nerburn

Released 01/06/17 Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781786890160

Against an unflinching backdrop of 90s reservation life in the western Dakotas, Neither Wolf Nor Dog tells the story of two men, one white and one Native American, connected by their own ...

Wrote For Luck: Selected Lyrics

Shaun Ryder

Released 01/06/17 Label faber Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780571330935

In the mid-1980s the Happy Mondays emerged as the prime mischief makers on the Madchester scene. Chief protagonist was Shaun Ryder, a man whose lyrical street swagger in songs like Kinky ...

The Nothing

Hanif Kureishi

Released 04/05/17 Label faber Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780571332014

One night, when I am old, sick, right out of semen, and don't need things to get any worse, I hear the noises growing louder. I am sure they are making love in Zenab's bedroom which is ne...

The Black Album

Hanif Kureishi

Released 04/05/17 Label faber Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780571328987

Shahid is a clean-cut student, trying to make an impression on his college lecturer, Deedee Osgood, who gives his spirits a lift when she takes him to a naked rave party. Shahid's academi...

The Buddha of Suburbia

Hanif Kureishi

Released 04/05/17 Label faber Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780571333547

"My name is Karim Amir, and I am an Englishman born and bred, almost..."

Intimacy

Hanif Kureishi

Released 04/05/17 Label faber Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780571333554

'It is the saddest night, for I am leaving and not coming back.'

The Body and Other Stories

Hanif Kureishi

Released 04/05/17 Label faber Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780571333592

The Body is a dazzling collection of fiction from Hanif Kureishi, beginning with a novella that delves into the concept of identity, and its root in our physical being. Adam is a middle-...

Fante Bukowski 2

Noah Van Sciver

Released 25/04/17 Label Fantagraphics Books Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781683960010

This graphic novella catches up with aspiring young writer Fante Bukowski one year later; he’s attempting to establish himself in a new city’s literary scene, self-publishing his first zi...

There Are Little Kingdoms

Kevin Barry

Released 06/04/17 Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781786890177

This award-winning story collection summons all the laughter, darkness and intensity of contemporary Irish life. A pair of fast girls court trouble as they cool their heels on a slow nigh...

Undying: A Love Story

Michel Faber

Released 06/04/17 Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781782118565

In Undying Michel Faber honours the memory of his wife, who died after a six-year battle with cancer. Bright, tragic and candid, these poems are an exceptional chronicle of what it means ...

Trickster Makes This World

Lewis Hyde

Released 06/04/17 Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781786890504

Trickster disrupted the world around him, and in doing so he reshaped it. Playful, mischievous, subversive, amoral, tricksters are a great bother to have around, but they are also indispe...

The Impossible Fortress

Jason Rekulak

Released 06/04/17 Label faber Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780571330621

It's 1987. Billy Marvin, the tallest boy in ninth grade, has just witnessed history.

The Forensic Records Society

Magnus Mills

Released 06/04/17 Label bloomsbury Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781408878378

Within a few months we'd witnessed bickering, desertion, subterfuge and rivalry. I was rapidly coming to the conclusion that only a miracle could save us now.

The Mirror Thief

Martin Seay

Released 30/03/17 Label melville house Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780993414985

One of the most audacious and confident debuts in years, The Mirror Thief is a masterful puzzle: a genre-hopping novel that combines a layered, rewarding mystery with serious literary amb...

The Good People

Patrick Harpur

Released 20/03/17 Label Strange Attractor Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781907222405

It's the summer of 1989, a time of global flux just before the collapse of the Berlin wall and of South Africa's Apartheid. Two women see something uncanny in the skies over west London, ...

More Alive and Less Lonely

Jonathan Lethem

Released 16/03/17 Label melville house Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781612196039

With impassioned appeals for forgotten writers and overlooked books, razor-sharp essays, and personal accounts of extraordinary literary encounters, Jonathan Lethem's More Alive and Less ...

Dear Jane: Wise Counsel from Ms. Austen and Friends

Potter

Released 14/03/17 Label Clarkson Potter Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780451495730

No one tells it quite like Jane Austen. This cute and quippy compendium covers advice topics from love and heartbreak, to friends and work, and so much more.

Selected Poems of Malcolm Lowry

Malcolm Lowry

Released 14/03/17 Label City Lights Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780872867291

While famous for his celebrated novel, Under the Volcano, Malcolm Lowry always considered himself a poet. First published in 1962 and long out of print, Selected Poems of Malcolm Lowry is...

Attrib. and other stories

Eley Williams

Released 06/03/17 Label Influx Press Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781910312162

A bold new collection from one of Britain's most original new writers.

Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration

David Wojnarowicz

Released 02/03/17 Label canongate Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781786890276

I am glad I am alive to witness these things; giving words to this life of sensations is a relief. Smell the flowers while you can.