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Modern and Contemporary Fiction and Upmarket Bestsellers

Modern and Contemporary Fiction and Upmarket Bestsellers

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SWEET CARESS
WILLIAM BOYD    Book Number: 80352
Published price: $28
Bibliophile price: £1.50
Product format: Hardback

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By the author of the very enjoyable 'Restless', this extraordinary novel is effortlessly fluent and once again demonstrates concealed insights into human behaviour. When Amory Clay was born in the...
GOING AFTER CACCIATO
TIM O'BRIEN    Book Number: 80983
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Paperback

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One rainy day in Vietnam a pleasant, moon-faced soldier named Cacciato decides that all things bad, all things considered, he'd rather be in Paris, even if he has to walk all 8,600 miles to get the...
IN THE LAKE OF THE WOODS
TIM O'BRIEN    Book Number: 80992
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £1.25
Product format: Paperback

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In a remote cabin deep in the Minnesota woods, Kathy Wade is comforting her husband John, a Vietnam vet and ambitious politician who has suffered a devastating electoral defeat. Then one night she...
ALL CHANGE FOR NURSE MILLIE
JEAN FULLERTON    Book Number: 81110
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
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1948 London and the nurses of the East End are getting ready for an eventful time ahead. Millie is settling into married life with her husband MP Jim Smith, and is trying to balance her duties as ...
BELLMAN & BLACK
DIANE SETTERFIELD    Book Number: 81115
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £1.25
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A boy takes aim at a rook with his catapult. The impossible shot strikes home, the bird falls, and with its death William Bellman must leave the eternity of childhood summers behind him and learn ...
RADIO GIRLS
SARAH STRATFORD    Book Number: 81143
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Paperback

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A junior secretary was needed at the BBC and Maisie was invited to interview for the full time position. London 1926 and Maisie Musgrave is thrilled to land the job at the fledgling British Broadc...
ANTICHRIST
JOSEPH ROTH    Book Number: 80956
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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His least-known yet most autobiographical novel begins with a dire warning: 'The Antichrist has come; so disguised that we...cannot recognise him.' He is in our very midst, cleverly disguised as o...
A RATHER CURIOUS ENGAGEMENT
C. A. BELMOND    Book Number: 81004
Published price: $14
Bibliophile price: £1.25
Product format: Paperback

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A companion to A Rather Charming Invitation code 81003, we return to the life of Penny Nichols. Now in her London apartment, she has the classic car, the villa in France, the fabulous bank account...
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DAVID NICHOLLS    Book Number: 81010
Published price: $16.99
Bibliophile price: £2.25
Product format: Paperback

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By the bestselling author of 'One Day', this novel was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. Douglas Petersen seduces beautiful Connie into a second date, and eventually into marriage. Now almos...
THE KINDNESS
POLLY SAMSON    Book Number: 81091
Published price: $26
Bibliophile price: £1.75
Product format: Hardback

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It's August 1997 and Julian is lost in a medicated haze of grief. His partner Julia has removed all traces of herself from Firdaws, their beautiful riverside home, while all that remains of their ...
RUM DIARY
HUNTER S. THOMPSON    Book Number: 81335
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £1.90
Product format: Paperback

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Hard-bitten, angry, cynical and sarcastic, this is a funny book about journalism and heavy drinking. Paul Kemp has moved from New York to the steamy heat of Puerto Rico to work at the Daily News. ...
BACK TO BLOOD
TOM WOLFE    Book Number: 81209
Published price: $18
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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By the author of The Bonfire of the Vanities, here is another high-energy, brilliant, spot on, scrupulous and often hilarious reckoning with our times. As a police launch boat speeds across a Miam...
MISSING ONE
LUCY ATKINS    Book Number: 81216
Published price: $24.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Hardback

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Intertwining narratives follow Kal MacKenzie on her present day journey of self discovery and her mother Elena's early life as a marine biologist, activist and mother in 1970s California. Wrestlin...
ORPHAN SKY
ELLA LEYA    Book Number: 81221
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.25
Product format: Paperback

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She is a good daughter of the Communist Party. That's all that matters in Azerbaijan in 1979. Leila shows her loyalty any way she can - how her fingers dance across the piano in competitions, how...
WINTER
CHRISTOPHER NICHOLSON    Book Number: 81234
Published price: $17
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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For devotees of Thomas Hardy, this lyrical and absorbing novel becomes a meditation on love, regret and an elusive yearning for happiness in an unashamedly literary book. A cold November in the 19...
BOOK OF SINS
CHEN XIWO    Book Number: 81361
Published price: £9.95
Bibliophile price: £2.00
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Winner of the English Pen Award, here is a tale of incest and matricide as metaphors for social decay. Chen Xiwo sued the Chinese authorities for banning his book, a terrifying exploration of the ...
BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
DEBORAH MOGGACH    Book Number: 81261
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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Made into a superb movie starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith, Debbie's book was originally published as 'These Foolish Things'. Enticed by advertisements for a newly restored palatial...
I SEE YOU
CLARE MACKINTOSH    Book Number: 81404
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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The author spent 12 years in CID and became the fastest selling new crime writer in 2015. When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classified section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find ...
TAKE A GIRL LIKE YOU
KINGSLEY AMIS    Book Number: 81579
Published price: $15.95
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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The sheer squalor - emotional, material, sexual, you name it - of modern life, this is an incendiary novel. It introduces one of the rare unqualified good guys in Amis's rogue-ridden world - Jenny...
CORDUROY MANSIONS
ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH    Book Number: 81831
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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From the Author of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency and the much loved 44 Scotland Road series comes a brand new serial novel set in the heart of London. Originally published on the website teleg...
RIDLEY ROAD
JO BLOOM    Book Number: 81846
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Paperback

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Summer 1962 and 20 year old Vivien Epstein, a Jewish hairdresser from Manchester, arrives in London following the death of her father. She has travelled there to make a new start and quickly finds...
EUPHORIA
LILY KING    Book Number: 82121
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £1.25
Product format: Paperback

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Inspired by the true story of a woman who changed the way we understand our world, here is a taut, fiercely intelligent tale. In 1933 three young, gifted anthropologists are thrown together in the...
GLORY: A Story of Gallipoli
RACHEL BILLINGTON    Book Number: 82128
Published price: £13.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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This page-turning novel is set against the background of Gallipoli, the military defeat by the Turks that cost the Allied troops over 50,000 lives in appalling conditions where typhoid and dysenter...
ORFEO
RICHARD POWERS    Book Number: 82310
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £1.00
Product format: Paperback

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Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, The Independent said, 'This is the best novel about classical music that I have read since Thomas Mann's Dr. Faustus.' Composer Peter Els opens the door one ev...
NEW WOMAN
CHARITY NORMAN    Book Number: 82422
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £2.25
Product format: Paperback

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Here is a moving story for readers of Joanna Trollope. What would you do if you found out that your husband, father or son was not who you thought? Could you ever love him again? Luke Livingston...
EYE IN THE DOOR
PAT BARKER    Book Number: 82640
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £1.75
Product format: Paperback

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The second book of the Regeneration trilogy following on from code 82643 Ghost Road, a new vision of what the First World War did to human beings, male and female, soldiers and civilians. London 1...
LILY JOSEPHINE
KATE SAUNDERS    Book Number: 82498
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Paperback

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The Sunday Times bestselling author has produced a sexy, funny, wittily tuned story. Lily-Josephine has a talent for love. Wilful, enchanting and passionate, she was the centre of a charmed unive...
ARCADIA
IAIN PEARS    Book Number: 82538
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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A novel of huge technical accomplishment in which the author deliberately attempts to banish time so that all the threads of the ten characters have a cause and effect on each other whether events ...
FAREWELL TO LANCASHIRE
ANNA JACOBS    Book Number: 82633
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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Cassandra Blake has raised her three motherless sisters and the girls are the pride of their book-loving father and are not in a hurry to marry. But the American Civil War cuts off supplies of cott...
LEGION OF THE DAMNED: A Novel
SVEN HASSEL    Book Number: 82926
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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Convicted of deserting the German army, Sven Hassel is sent to a penal regiment on the Russian Front. He and his comrades are regarded as expendable cannon fodder in the battle against the implaca...
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