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Abigail's Party

Mike Leigh

Label Viking Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780241309483

40th anniversary edition with a new introduction by Mike Leigh.

In Love

Alfred Hayes

Label Penguin Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780241307137

In a Manhattan bar, a middle-aged man tells a pretty girl a story: of how he fell into a relationship with a lonely young divorcee; of how one night she was offered a thousand dollars to ...

The Mersey Sound: Restored 50th Anniversary Edition

Adrian Henri, Brian Patten and Roger McGough

Label Penguin Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780141189260

The Mersey Sound brought poetry down from the shelf and on to the street, capturing the mood of the Sixties and speaking to real lives with its irreverent, wry, freewheeling verses of yo...

Dracula

Bram Stoker

Label Four Corners Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780954502577

This most famous of vampire stories is revived through a series of beautiful pencil drawings by illustrator James Pyman. For this new edition of Dracula, designer John Morgan worked in co...

Double Negative

Ivan Vladislavić

Label & Other Stories Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781908276261

Dropout Neville Lister accompanies acclaimed photographer Saul Auerbach for a day, to learn a lesson for life. They play a game: from a hill above Johannesburg they pick three houses and ...

Vertigo

Joanna Walsh

Label & Other Stories Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781908276803

This is a woman as a mother, daughter, wife, spectator, lover, mistress. Observer and commentator. Actor and reactor. Dressed up bright as a child or submerged in the grey elegance of Par...

Trysting

Emmanuelle Pagano

Label & Other Stories Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781908276766

Grains of sand, bridges, shampoo, a bike, board games, yoga, sellotape, birds, balloons, tattoos, wandering hands, tweezers, maths, fish, letterboxes, puppets, a vacuum cleaner, a ball of...

Lightning Rods

Helen DeWitt

Label & Other Stories Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781908276292

‘All I want is to be a success. That’s all I ask.’ Failing salesman Joe has a dream — or rather an outrageous fantasy. Because holed up in his trailer Joe comes up with a jaw-dropping pla...

Black Vodka

Deborah Levy

Label & Other Stories Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781908276162

Deborah Levy was also shortlisted for the 2012 Specsavers National Book Awards (UK Author of the Year) and 2013 Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize.

Swimming Home

Deborah Levy

Label & Other Stories Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781908276025

As he arrives with his family at the villa in the hills above Nice, Joe sees a body in the swimming pool. But the girl is very much alive. She is Kitty Finch: a self-proclaimed botanist w...

Open Door

Iosi Havilio

Label & Other Stories Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781908276032

When her partner disappears, a young veterinary assistant drifts from the city towards Open Door, a small town in the Pampas named after its psychiatric hospital. Embarking on a new life ...

The Seamstress and the Wind

César Aira

Label & Other Stories Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781908276841

In a small town in Argentina, a seamstress is sewing a wedding dress. All of a sudden she fears that her son has been kidnapped and driven off to Patagonia. She gives chase in a taxi. Her...

I’ll Sell You a Dog

Juan Pablo Villalobos

Label & Other Stories Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781908276742

Long before he was the taco seller whose ‘Gringo Dog’ recipe made him famous throughout Mexico City, our hero was an aspiring artist: an artist, that is, till his would-be girlfriend was ...

Down the Rabbit Hole

Juan Pablo Villalobos

Label & Other Stories Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781908276285

Tochtli lives in a palace. He loves hats, samurai, guillotines and dictionaries, and what he wants more than anything right now is a new pet for his private zoo: a pygmy hippopotamus from...

The Alphabet of Birds

SJ Naudé

Label & Other Stories Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781908276445

If death comes to a loved one, can we grieve alone? When all around is in ruins, can we confine our lives to one beautiful room constructed out of art, or love, or family ties? And when t...

Black Wave

Michelle Tea

Label & Other Stories Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781908276902

Grungy and queer, Michelle is a grrrl hung up on a city in riot. It’s San Francisco and it’s 1999. Determined to quell her addictions to heroin, catastrophic romance, and the city itself,...

The Transmigration of Bodies

Yuri Herrera

Label & Other Stories Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781908276728

A plague has brought death to the city. Two feuding crime families with blood on their hands need our hard-boiled hero, The Redeemer, to broker peace. Both his instincts and the vacant st...

Signs Preceding the End of the World

Yuri Herrera

Label & Other Stories Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781908276421

Signs Preceding the End of the World is one of the most arresting novels to be published in Spanish in the last ten years. Yuri Herrera does not simply write about the border between Mexi...

Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs

Lina Wolff

Label & Other Stories Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781908276643

At a run-down brothel in Caudal, Spain, the prostitutes are collecting stray dogs. Each is named after a famous male writer: Dante, Chaucer, Bret Easton Ellis. When a john is cruel, the d...

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 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 ...

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...

Save Twilight: Selected Poems: Pocket Poets

Julio Cortazar

Label City Lights Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9780872867093

This expanded edition, with nearly one hundred new pages of poems, prose and illustrations, is a book to be savored by both the familiar reader and the newcomer to Cortazar work. Ranging ...

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 ...

Mural

Mahmoud Darwish

Released 01/08/17 Label verso Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781786630575

Poetry from former national poet of Palestine, illustrated by original drawings by John Berger.

Futurability

Franco “Bifo” Berardi

Released 01/08/17 Label verso Genre Lyrics Cat no. 9781784787431

A comprehensive philosophy of contemporary life and politics, by one of the sharpest critics of the present.

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...