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Modern and Contemporary Fiction and Upmarket Bestsellers

Modern and Contemporary Fiction and Upmarket Bestsellers

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MUSE
JESSIE BURTON    Book Number: 85066
Published price: $15.99
Bibliophile price: £1.63
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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...
LOVE & RUIN
PAULA MCLAIN    Book Number: 86328
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £1.13
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Prologue: 'Near dawn on July 13, 1936, as three assassins scaled a high garden wall in Tenerife hoping to catch the band of armed guards unaware, I was asleep in a tiny room in Stuttgart, waiting f...
TRINITY
LOUISA HALL    Book Number: 86345
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £1.25
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A kaleidoscopic novel about Robert Oppenheimer, father of the atomic bomb, as told by seven fictional characters. A brilliant scientist, champion of liberal causes and a complex and often extraord...
QUICK SAND
MALIN PERSSON GIOLITO    Book Number: 87152
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
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"Lying next to the left-hand row of desks is Dennis...from Uganda. He says he's 17, but he looks like a fat 25 year old... Samir and I are in the same class because Samir managed to be accepted to ...
WHEN I WHISTLE
SHUSAKU ENDO    Book Number: 86988
Published price: £9.99
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Set largely in a modern hospital, the novel is a shocking exposé of the war between new and traditional values in Spain. On a commercial visit, a jaded businessman has a chance encounter that remi...
A LITTLE OF WHAT YOU FANCY
H. E. BATES    Book Number: 87512
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Bibliophile price: £2.00
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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...
OH! TO BE IN ENGLAND
H. E. BATES    Book Number: 87544
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
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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: £1.75
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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: £1.63
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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 ...
THE COUP
JOHN UPDIKE    Book Number: 87564
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Bibliophile price: £1.75
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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...
A MONTH OF SUNDAYS
JOHN UPDIKE    Book Number: 87585
Published price: £13.95
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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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: £1.75
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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: £1.50
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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...
LANDING ON THE SUN
MICHAEL FRAYN    Book Number: 87696
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Bibliophile price: £2.00
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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
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Bibliophile price: £2.25
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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...
UNDERTAKING
AUDREY MAGEE    Book Number: 87951
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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
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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
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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 ...
DROWNED BOY
KARIN FOSSUM    Book Number: 87987
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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 ...
BANKER
DICK FRANCIS    Book Number: 87979
Published price: £7.99
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Tim Ekaterin's merchant bank, like all banks, only invests in sure things. Now he is about to involve it in five million pounds of prime horseflesh - to fund a champion racing stallion stud called...
MISS KOPP JUST WONT QUIT
AMY STEWART    Book Number: 88091
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Bibliophile price: £1.00
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A companion to Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions code 88092, here is another in the popular Kopp Sisters series. Constance Kopp is America's first female deputy sheriff. While transporting a woman...
WISDOM OF BONES
KITTY ALDRIDGE    Book Number: 88309
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God designed us in His own perfection, but Percival George keeps an eye out for those who went awry. A showman must grasp potential and see beyond the ordinary. It matters not if it be the Armless...
ANANSI BOYS
NEIL GAIMAN    Book Number: 88156
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God is dead. Meet the kids. Fat Charlie Nancy is not having a good week. His estranged father recently dropped dead on a karaoke stage and has left Fat Charlie with much more than just embarrass...
EAGLE IN THE SKY
WILBUR SMITH    Book Number: 88187
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'The Syrian plane disintegrated, evaporating in a gush of silvery smoke, rent through the bright white lightning, and the ejecting pilot's body was blown clear of the fuselage. For an instant it w...
GRADUAL
CHRISTOPHER PRIEST    Book Number: 88202
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £1.00
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The celebrated fantasist offers a rumination on what time is to us and how we perceive it, or take it for granted. Alesandro Sussken is a composer, growing up in a fascist state currently at war w...
KNIVES
RICHARD T. KELLY    Book Number: 88217
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'The best political novel since The Line of Beauty.' - The Times. The hero is a Conservative Home Secretary dealing with the life-threatening consequences of piloting anti-terrorist legislation th...
PREPARATION FOR THE NEXT LIFE
ATTICUS LISH    Book Number: 88252
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Bibliophile price: £1.13
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In post-9/11 New York, Zou Lei is an illegal immigrant from northwest China. Forced to work 14 hour days and live in squalor, she nevertheless embraces the many freedoms her adopted homeland has t...
YOU ME EVERYTHING
CATHERINE ISAAC    Book Number: 88374
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £1.25
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A beautifully designed softback with a double cover revealing a glorious artwork of a Mediterranean village by the sea landscape full of flowers on an inside cover, the novelist was made famous by ...
FIVE STAR BILLIONAIRE
TASH AW    Book Number: 88315
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Bibliophile price: £1.00
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In the Man Booker prize-longlisted novel, Tash Aw charts the overlapping lives of migrant Malaysian workers, forging lives for themselves in sprawling Shanghai. Justin is from a family of successf...
STARING AT THE LIGHT
FRANCES FYFIELD    Book Number: 88379
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Someone has stolen the only person John Smith has ever loved, his twin brother Cannon. Johnny will stop at nothing to get him back, but Cannon doesn't feel the same way anymore. He's married now ...
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