Modern Fiction

Modern and Contemporary Fiction and Upmarket Bestsellers

Modern and Contemporary Fiction and Upmarket Bestsellers

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TWO YEARS EIGHT MONTHS AND TWENTY-EIGHT NIGHTS
SALMAN RUSHDIE    Book Number: 83200
Published price: $28
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"Rushdie invents his own cultural narrative - one that blends elements of 'One Thousand and One Nights', Homeric epics and sci-fi and action-adventure comic books... referencing Henry James, Mel Br...
VERY BRITISH ENDING
EDWARD WILSON    Book Number: 83381
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An MI6 officer, haunted by the ghosts of an SS atrocity, kills a Nazi war criminal in the ruins of a bunker. The German turns out to be a CIA asset being rat-lined to South America. As a hungry B...
MAKING OF MR BOLSOVER
CORNELIUS MEDVEI    Book Number: 83666
Published price: £8.99
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Born 16th October 1958 Andrew Lynch is otherwise known as 'Mr Bolsover'. Civil servant, librarian, columnist, local councillor, revolutionary, his recreations include shooting squirrels, skinning ...
BARNUM MUSEUM
STEVEN MILLHAUSER    Book Number: 83725
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This collection of short stories was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and they are elegantly told and charming stories. The Barnum Museum is a combination waxworks, masked ball and circus side-sho...
CHILBURY LADIES' CHOIR
JENNIFER RYAN    Book Number: 83965
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In the idyllic village of Chilbury in Kent, the year is 1940 and change is afoot. Hearts are breaking as sons and husbands leave to fight, and when the Vicar decides to close the choir until the m...
INTENSITY
DEAN KOONTZ    Book Number: 84268
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Chyna Shepherd's violent childhood taught her to be a survivor, but nothing prepared her for Edgler Vess. A sociopath intent on murder, Vess lives for one purpose only - to satisfy all appetites a...
REICHSBANK ROBBERY
COLIN RODERICK FULTON    Book Number: 84360
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Germany's state bank, the Reichsbank received 21 direct hits in February 1945 when the US Air Force launched the largest daytime bombing offensive against Berlin ever, dropping over 2,250 tons of b...
PARADE'S END
FORD MADOX FORD    Book Number: 84226
Published price: $19
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Ford Madox Ford chose his name in honour of his grandfather, the pre-Raphaelite painter Ford Madox Brown and he founded two influential journals, The English Review in 1908 and The Transatlantic Re...
WEST OF SUNSET
STEWART O'NAN    Book Number: 84529
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A dazzling, intimate novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Hollywood years. In 1937, Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long behind him. In poor health, with his wife con...
GETTING COLDER
AMANDA COE    Book Number: 84546
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They were colour-supplement darlings of the 1980s - Patrick, sexy, ferocious young playwright, scourge of an enthralled establishment and beautiful Sara, who abandoned her two children to fulfil he...
DADDY LOVE
JOYCE CAROL OATES    Book Number: 84692
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America's queen of gothic writing taps into our deepest fears in her harshly beautiful novel. Have they found Robbie? They waited. Each hour of the day they waited. No one told her the latest n...
EMPIRE GIRLS
SUE WILSHER    Book Number: 84734
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Tilbury 1950s and the Empire is a boarding house run by Vi, Doris's mother. When Doris falls pregnant out of marriage, she is kicked out of the house and forced to fend for herself. Desperate to ...
WEST WINFORD INCIDENT
JOHN PARKER    Book Number: 84958
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The author is a dear customer of ours and describes his own novel as 'in the style of Neville Shute.' Dave and Sue Harrison are beginning their new life and Dave, a metallurgist, is taking up a ne...
STRANGE WEATHER: Four Short Novels
JOE HILL    Book Number: 85111
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George R. R. Martin himself called this 'Original and gripping' and here we have the Sunday Times bestseller splendid outsize softback edition. The bestselling author of The Fireman and Horns link...
ALONG THE INFINITE SEA
BEATRIZ WILLIAMS    Book Number: 84917
Published price: $16
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Star-crossed lovers in pre-World War Two Europe collide with a woman on the run in the swinging sixties in a novel by the bestselling author of 'Tiny Little Thing'. It is the autumn of 1966 and Pe...
MEMORY KEEPER'S DAUGHTER
KIM EDWARDS    Book Number: 84925
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In 1964, a blizzard forces Dr David Henry to deliver his own twins. His firstborn, his son, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognises that his daughter has Downs Syndrome. For m...
TRUE STORY OF HANSEL AND GRETEL: A Novel of War and Survival
LOUISE MURPHY    Book Number: 84930
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A Penguin paperback edition with reader's guide inside, here is the poignant and suspenseful retelling of a famous fairy tale set in a war-torn world. In the last months of the Nazi occupation of ...
PLAGUE & CHOLERA
PATRICK DEVILLE    Book Number: 85237
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An international bestseller which was shortlisted for many literary prizes, the novel is not just a brilliant reimaginating of a fascinating life, it is a hymn to the beauty and destruction of the ...
CAPRICORN STONE
MADELEINE BRENT    Book Number: 84965
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When Bridie Chance discovers that her much loved father is a highly successful criminal and now dead, her world is shattered. With no home or friends and almost no money, she has to care for her f...
LONG MASQUERADE
MADELEINE BRENT    Book Number: 84975
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Written by the winner of the Romantic Novelists' Association Award in 1978, these novels are now available in paperback editions. Madeleine Brent was the pseudonym used by Peter O'Donnell, creator...
A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN AND THREE GUINEAS
VIRGINIA WOOLF    Book Number: 85304
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'A Room of One's Own' is probably the most influential feminist essay of the 20th century, imitated, acted on and quarrelled over for over 70 years. The history it tells so vividly and dramaticall...
ABSALOM ABSALOM!
WILLIAM FAULKNER    Book Number: 85305
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First published in 1937, we have the Vintage Classic facsimile reprint in paperback from 1995 in a new reprint edition by the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. 'By universal consent, Faulkn...
REVOLUTIONARY ROAD
RICHARD YATES    Book Number: 85396
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Described by Michael Chavon as 'a devastating novel', this deft ironic novel is becoming a classic of its time, a full-bloodied 1950s essay on doomed middle-class relationships. Flawless, 'his pro...
REVOLVING DOOR OF LIFE: A 44 Scotland Street Novel
ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH    Book Number: 85397
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Bibliophile price: £2.75
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For seven year old Bertie Pollock, life in Edinburgh's most celebrated fictional street has just got immeasurably better. The enforced absence of his endlessly pushy mother Irene, currently consci...
CARTES POSTALES FROM GREECE
VICTORIA HISLOP    Book Number: 85317
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Bibliophile price: £7.00
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Inspired by a visit to Spinalonga, the abandoned Greek leprosy colony, Victoria Hislop wrote 'The Island' in 2005 and her number one bestseller 'The Return' was about the painful secrets of the Spa...
STARS ARE FIRE
ANITA SHREVE    Book Number: 85440
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It is 1947 and fires are racing along the coast of Maine in the USA after a summer-long drought, ravaging thousands of acres and causing unprecedented confusion and fear. Five months pregnant, Gra...
MUSE
JESSIE BURTON    Book Number: 85066
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By the bestselling author of 'The Miniaturist' here is a simmering historical love story. It's 1967 and Odelle Bastien is a Caribbean émigré trying to make her way in London. She takes a job at the...
WOLVES OF LONDON: Obsidian Heart
MARK MORRIS    Book Number: 85077
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Part crime novel, part fantasy, part science fiction, Mark Morris is now known as one of the best horror writers we have. Alex Locke is a reformed ex-con, forced back into London's criminal underw...
JURASSIC PARK
MICHAEL CRICHTON    Book Number: 85498
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In the future there will be dinosaurs. On a remote jungle island, genetic engineers have created a dinosaur game park. An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been di...
SIDNEY SHELDON'S THE TIDES OF MEMORY
TILLY BAGSHAWE    Book Number: 85525
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Home Secretary. Sir Edward Manning, a bastion of the Westminster political establishment, would be Alexia De Vere's constant companion advising, cautioning and expertly guiding her through the maze...
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