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Lucia Berlin

A Manual for Cleaning Women

The stories in A Manual for Cleaning Women make for one of the most remarkable unsung collections in twentieth-century […]

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Aravind Adiga

Selection Day

Manjunath Kumar is fourteen. He knows he is good at cricket – if not as good as […]

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Ian McEwan

Nutshell

Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She’s still in the marital home – a dilapidated, priceless London […]

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Dominic Sandbrook

Seasons in the Sun

The late 1970s were Britain’s years of strife and the good life. They saw inflation, riots, the […]

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Joanna Kavenna

A Field Guide to Reality

A conceptual tour de force and a satire of pseudo-philosophy and literary devices, from the brilliantly comic […]

Kennedy
A.L. Kennedy

Serious Sweet

A good man in a bad world, Jon Sigurdsson is 59 and divorced: a senior civil servant […]

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Peter Swanson

The Kind Worth Killing

Delayed in London, Ted Severson meets a woman at the airport bar. Over cocktails they tell each […]

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Anne Tyler

Vinegar Girl

William Shakespeare’s THE TAMING OF THE SHREW retold. Kate Battista is feeling stuck. How did she end […]

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Don DeLillo

Zero K

The wisest, richest, funniest, and most moving novel in years from Don DeLillo, one of the great […]

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Lisa Owens

Not Working

Claire Flannery has quit her job in order to discover her true vocation – only to realize […]

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Kate Tempest

The Bricks that Built the Houses

Award-winning poet and rapper Kate Tempest’s electrifying debut novel takes us into the beating heart of the […]

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Zara Stiner

The Lights That Failed

European International History 1919-1933 Challenges the view that the Treaty of Versailles led to the Second World […]

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Stan Douglas

Mise en scène

The most comprehensive book available on one of today’s most important visual artists, this volume features images […]

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Richard Bradford

The Importance of Elsewhere – Philip Larkin’s Photographs

The most widely read British poet of the twentieth century, Philip Larkin was also a keen amateur […]

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Sara Baume

Spill Simmer Falter Wither

Sara Baume’s Spill Simmer Falter Wither is a different kind of love story. A misfit man finds […]