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Modern and Contemporary Fiction and Upmarket Bestsellers

Modern and Contemporary Fiction and Upmarket Bestsellers

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COLONEL SUN: A James Bond Adventure
KINGSLEY AMIS    Book Number: 87189
Published price: $25.95
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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The novelist, poet and satirist Kingsley Amis who died in 1995 wrote this, the first James Bond novel published after the death of Ian Fleming in 1964. Exotic, an international setting, a beautifu...
WAGES OF DESIRE: An Inspector Lamb Novel
STEPHEN KELLY    Book Number: 87204
Published price: $25.95
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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In the late summer of 1942, DCI Thomas Lamb must risk his life to solve a mystery brimming with buried secrets. As the war in Europe drags on, long-buried secrets begin to surface in the Hampshire...
BLACK WATER LILIES
MICHEL BUSSI    Book Number: 87454
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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Gérôme Morval, a man whose passion for art was matched only by his passion for women, has been found dead in the stream that runs through the gardens at Giverny, where Monet created his famous pain...
BREATHE
DOMINICK DONALD    Book Number: 87457
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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A killer lurks in the worst fog London has ever known. Dick Bourton is not like other probationer policemen in Notting Hill. He's older, having fought in Europe and then Korea and is no Londoner,...
A LITTLE OF WHAT YOU FANCY
H. E. BATES    Book Number: 87512
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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"Teetotal!" Ma said. "It's a libel. He'll never live it down. What's he going to say when everybody asks him to have one?" "No" said Dr Conner. "You'll have to strap him down" Ma said. "You'll ha...
FEMALE FRIENDS
FAY WELDON    Book Number: 87527
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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Today described as an 'acerbic feminist satire', this word perfect, sharply observed and blackly comedic novel is written by the bestselling author of The Life and Loves of a She-Devil and countles...
HISTORY OF LONELINESS
JOHN BOYNE    Book Number: 87537
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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"I did not become ashamed of being Irish until I was well into the middle years of my life." Father Odran Yates is a good man, dedicated to his vocation since entering Clonliffe Seminary at the ag...
OH! TO BE IN ENGLAND
H. E. BATES    Book Number: 87544
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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"Christening? We never said nothing about no christening, Ma, did we?" When a letter announces the imminent arrival of Madame Dupont, Ma and Pa Larkin learn that little Oscar and Blenheim, Charley...
SAVAGES
SHIRLEY CONRAN     Book Number: 87548
Published price: £7
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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"The children of the rich never expect anything terrible to happen to them. Armoured with this self-confidence, the young anthropologist - who belonged to one of the oldest, wealthiest and most po...
BACK TO BATTLE: A Kelly Maguire Thriller
MAX HENNESSY    Book Number: 87656
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Paperback

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As World War Two explodes around him, and after a devastating loss in the Battle of Narvik, Maguire finds himself washed up at Dunkirk during the perilous evacuation of 1940. Kelly will fight for ...
DANGEROUS YEARS: A Kelly Maguire Thriller
MAX HENNESSY    Book Number: 87661
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £2.75
Product format: Paperback

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Book two in the Captain Kelly Maguire trilogy. Fresh from his triumph in the Great War, Maguire returns to battle. A hero of the Battle of Jutland, he progresses rapidly through the ranks despite...
THE COUP
JOHN UPDIKE    Book Number: 87564
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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Nothing in his previous life could have prepared Colonel Hakim Felix Ellellou for his new role as the President of Kush. Neither the French army nor his American university provided a grounding in...
COUPLES: A Novel
JOHN UPDIKE    Book Number: 87565
Published price: $16
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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One of the signature novels of the American 1960s, the book scandalised the public with prose pictures of 'the adulterous society'. With complete frankness it has also been praised as an artful, s...
A MONTH OF SUNDAYS
JOHN UPDIKE    Book Number: 87585
Published price: £13.95
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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In this riff on Nathanial Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter, the Reverend Tom Marshfield, a latter-day Arthur Dimmesdale, is sent from his Mid-western parish in sexual disgrace. At a desert retreat dedic...
HOUSE OF SHADOWS
KATE WILLIAMS    Book Number: 87680
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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Celia De Witt is half German, half English, and heiress to her family's vast fortune. As the glittering Twenties plunge into Depression, a shocking revelation sends her far from everything she kno...
NOVEMBER
JORGE GALAN    Book Number: 87684
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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A tragic, horrific story based on true events which took place in November 1989 at the Jesuit University in San Salvador when six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter were murdered by...
ROCK AND ROLL IS LIFE: A Novel
D. J. TAYLOR    Book Number: 87686
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £1.75
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"The Stones are in narcotic tax exile somewhere. Hendrix is dead, along with Brian Jones, Janis Joplin and countless lesser lights whose names have already been forgotten. Also dead, according to R...
SEVENTH CROSS
ANNA SEGHERS    Book Number: 87688
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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A rediscovered German classic novel from 1942, never before published in the UK, now in affordable paperback edition, it is both a gripping escape story and a powerful novel of resistance. Written...
LANDING ON THE SUN
MICHAEL FRAYN    Book Number: 87696
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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Ever since an obscure Civil Servant called Stephen Summerchild fell to his death from a window in the Admiralty, rumours have circulated about a connection with some secret defence project. Now as...
SOMETHING TO ANSWER FOR
P. H. NEWBY    Book Number: 87726
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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Set in the Egypt of 1956 during the Suez Crisis, this vividly exciting novel boasts a wonderful sense of place. It is not the best place to mislay your background, have a mysteriously motivated lo...
EXOCET: The Explosive Falklands War Thriller
JACK HIGGINS    Book Number: 87919
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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On one side, the largest and most effective seagoing Task Force ever assembled. On the other, an air force ready to die as they attack again and again despite the odds. A single deadly mission me...
PEACE AND WAR: The Omnibus Edition
JOE HALDEMAN    Book Number: 87945
Published price: £11.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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In one volume for the first time ever is this classic novel of epic future conflict 'The Forever War', with its sequel 'Forever Free', and the companion novel 'Forever Peace'. William Mandella is ...
UNDERTAKING
AUDREY MAGEE    Book Number: 87951
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
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A soldier on the Russian Front marries a photograph of a woman he has never met. Hundreds of miles away in Berlin, that woman marries a photograph of the soldier. It is a contract of business rat...
WALKING DEAD: The Road to Woodbury
ROBERT KIRKMAN & J. BONANSINGA    Book Number: 87954
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Paperback

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From the New York Times bestselling series, here is a gruesome zombie read. First came the ground-breaking comic series, then the record-breaking TV show. This is an adventure set in that same bl...
WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP
JOHN IRVING    Book Number: 87960
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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The funny, heart-breaking worldwide bestseller from 1978, Irving's classic is here reprinted. Jenny Fields is a feminist leader ahead of her time, a writer, icon and deliberately single mother to ...
HELLFIRE
KARIN FOSSUM    Book Number: 87980
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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The author creates an enormous amount of emotion as we get closer and closer to reliving the murderous event in this heart-breaking thriller which opens in rural Norway on a hot summer's day in 200...
I CAN SEE IN THE DARK
KARIN FOSSUM    Book Number: 87982
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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Riktor doesn't like the way the policeman storms into his home without even knocking. He doesn't like the arrogant way he walks around the house, taking note of its contents. The policeman doesn't...
DROWNED BOY
KARIN FOSSUM    Book Number: 87987
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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A 16 month old baby boy is found drowned in a pond very near his home. Chief Inspector Sejer is called to the scene as there is something troubling about the mother's story. As even her own family ...
MURDER OF HARRIET KROHN
KARIN FOSSUM    Book Number: 87989
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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Charlo Torp has problems. He's lost his wife and his job, and now his gambling debts are driving his daughter away from him. On a wet, grey night in early November, he makes his way through the s...
HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS
CAROLE MATTHEWS    Book Number: 88039
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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Molly Baker is living her best life. 38 years old, she lives on the 25 acre Hope Farm in Buckinghamshire, surrounded by mostly four-legged friends and rolling hills. She runs the farm as an altern...
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