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Clockwork Three

Paperback, 01/10/2010, £6.99
When Giuseppe finds a green violin washed up in New York docks, somehow he KNOWS it will change his life. The very same day, Hannah, a maid at a local hotel, gets a strange new mistress. Across the square, Frederick, a clockmaker's apprentice, hides an amazing gift. Soon they are swept away in an epic adventure.

Novel:an alternative history

Hardback, 03/06/2010, £30.00
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the novel did not originate in 18th-century England, nor even with Don Quixote, but is coeval with civilization itself. After an introduction, in which the author defends innovative, demanding novelists against their conservative critics, this book relaxes into a world tour of the premodern novel.

Game for all the Family

Hardback, 13/08/2015, £14.99
Queen of psychological crime Sophie Hannah is back with a chilling standalone novel - a literary puzzle set to unlock the dark side of the mind ...


Paperback, 31/07/2014, £7.99
The first Camille Verhoeven investigation - a prequel to the acclaimed and bestselling Alex. Commandant Verhoeven is on the trail of a murderer with literary aspirations.

Promised land

Paperback, 05/05/2003, £6.99
Classic travel quest - the pursuit of happiness - explored by a brilliant writer seeking to rediscover the idyllic moment of her student years, its carefree rhapsodies and perfect pleasures.

Croatian Nights

Paperback, 01/05/2005, £8.99
Short fiction from the most exciting new voices to emerge in Britain and Croatia

Ireland, 1905-25, Volume 1

Paperback, 01/09/1998, £13.99
This is a readable account of Irish history in the first quarter of the 20th century. Drawing on the most recent scholarship on this period, the author presents a balanced narrative, with a useful historiographical section at the end of each chapter.


Paperback, 09/04/2001, £6.99

World According to Anna

Hardback, 12/11/2015, £12.99
On the 20th anniversary of SOPHIE'S WORLD, Jostein Gaarder returns with a spell-binding fable about a girl who begins to receive messages from another time... STATION ELEVEN meets THE LITTLE PRINCE.

Doctor Criminale

Paperback, 08/09/2000, £6.99
Francis Jay, a nineties person, embarks on a quest to find one of the greatest philosophers and thinkers of the modern age, the elusive Dr Bazlo Criminale. From European congress to congress, from woman to woman, from muse to muse he pursues the doctor, while the truth is slowly revealed.

Blood at the Bookies

Paperback, 20/03/2009, £8.99
The ninth Fethering mystery featuring amateur detectives Carole and Jude

Smiley's People

7, 06/10/1994, £6.99
The phone call that dragged George Smiley, once acting Chief of the Circus, from his bed, was a plea to return to active service. But only to bury the case, not to solve it. John le Carre is the author of "The Spy who came in from the Cold" and "A Small Town in Germany".


Paperback, 13/02/2003, £5.99
Decades after the Second World War, a retired German airforce pilot returns to the English village where he was responsible for many deaths. A wish to confront his demons reveals a shocking encounter with faces from the past.

Freedom Tree

7, 03/09/1998, £6.99
1874, and Matthew Lidgard is 22 and recently orphaned. A fisherman by trade, he works on a fishing smack in Grimsby, jumping ship when he finds its owner is corrupt and manipulative. Rescued by the mysterious Elizabeth, he joins her and her brother in duping his old boss in a quest for freedom.

Jaguars ripped my flesh

Paperback, 01/09/2003, £7.99
Tim Cahill has clambered up Mount Roraima in the Guyana highlands, dined on baked turtle lung in the desolate northeast of Australia and harvested poisonous sea snakes in the Philippines. Here, he writes about these close encounters, giving new meaning to the expression "going to extremes".

Pecked to death by ducks

Paperback, 01/09/2003, £7.99
From the wastes of Antarctica to the blazing oil fields of Kuwait, and from an evening of demonic possession in Bali to a session on Guatemala's Throne of Terror, "Pecked to Death by Ducks" is a grand tour of the earth's remote, exotic and dismal places.

How to Breathe Underwater

Paperback, 05/02/2004, £10.99
In these short stories, Julie Orringer's characters struggle mightily against the engulfing forces that threaten to overtake us all. All of them finally learn, gloriously if at great cost, how to breathe underwater.

Island of the Women and Other Stories

7, 17/02/2000, £9.99
In these six stories George Mackay Brown leads us back along the sweep of Orkney's past and beyond even that to the remoteness of fable. He reveals the timelessness of the lived moment and the constants of island life in the harvest of sea and land and the compulsions of voyage and homecoming.

Water's Edge

Paperback, 06/10/2003, £6.99
A beguiling tale of a young girl finding her place in the world, based on the Persephone myth.

Wish Your Were Here : Official Biography of Douglas Adams

Paperback, 05/07/2004, £7.99
The revealing, official biography of Douglas Adams, one of the world's favourite and bestselling novelists

Celtic Tattoos

Paperback, 04/02/2010, £4.99
Celtic symbols are packed with meaning and their own unique brand of Irish lore. This kit includes seven Celtic symbol tattoos, a pendant necklace, and an 88-page mini book. Perfect to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and as a way of expressing who you are, this is body art that doesn't just look great; it speaks volumes.

Mark Twain : The Essential Works In One Sitting

Hardback, 21/03/2013, £3.50
A compact and portable guide, including comprehensive plot summaries and character profiles from fifteen of Twain's most essential works

Battle of the Beetles

Paperback, 01/02/2018, £6.99
The beetle adventure continues as Darkus and his friends seek wicked Lucretia Cutter's secret Biome in the Amazon rainforest. If they can't stop her from unleashing her hoard of giant

Selected Poems: John Donne

7, 25/08/1997, £2.00
This is a collection of poems of faith, love and revenge by a man with intense sexuality and an ardent belief in Christian doctrine.

Way We Live Now

Paperback, 05/06/1995, £2.50
The author paints a picture as panoramic as his title promises, of the life of 1870s London, the loves of those drawn to and through the city, and the career of Augustus Melmotte.

Superman: Man of Steel

Paperback, 18/04/2013, £5.99
Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster in 1938. For fans of the ultimate Super Hero, this kit includes a Superman figurine, pin of the famed "S" symbol in gunmetal and silver, and 48-page book on Superman featuring full-color illustrations.

Wizard Of Oz Click-and-wish Kit

Paperback, 04/03/2011, £5.99
With unforgettable characters and a message that is meaningful to both children and adults, "The Wizard of Oz" is arguably the most beloved film. This title includes a keepsake of Dorothy's famous ruby slippers.

Art in theory 1815-1900

Paperback, 08/01/1998, £28.99
* Provides an indispensable companion to Harrison and Wooda s classic volume Art in Theory 1900--1990. * Extends to a startling degree the canon of nineteenth--century art theory. * Offers for the first time English translations of material from foreign sources, comprising a third of the entire volume.

Four Gothic Novels: The Castle of Otranto; Vathek; The Monk; Frankenstein

Paperback, 07/07/1994, £9.99
Each of these four Gothic stories reveals a psychological tale of isolation and monomania. H. Walpole's 'The Castle of Otranto' is filled with terror and ghostly interventions. William Beckford's 'Vathek' alternates grotesque comedy with scenes of exotic magnificence. 'The Monk', by Matthew Lewis and M. Shelley's 'Frankenstein' are also included.

Norton Anthology of Poetry 5ed

Paperback, 25/02/2005, £36.99
Offering over one thousand years of verse from the medieval period to the present, The Norton Anthology of Poetry is the classroom standard for the study of poetry in English.

Seagull (Trans Frayn)

Paperback, 25/04/2002, £9.99
Two years after its disastrous opening in 1896, "The Seagull" was successfully revived at the Moscow Art Theatre. Checkhov's self-mocking description of the play was: "A comedy - 3F, 6M, four acts, rural scenery (a view over a lake); much talk of literature, little action, five bushels of love".

XS Green: Big Ideas Small Buildings

Hardback, 26/02/2007, £14.95
Arranged into five themes, this book includes over forty projects that are presented in terms of their innovation and uniqueness, tapping into the current trend and passion for eco-design, and appealing to a broad readership as well as architectural practitioners.

Mean Spirit

Paperback, 01/01/2000, £9.99

Em and the Big Hoom

Paperback, 29/01/2015, £8.99
In a tiny flat in Bombay Imelda Mendes - Em to her family - is by turns flamboyant, maniacally affectionate and cruelly candid. Her husband - Augustine, the 'Big Hoom' - and two children must endure her 'microweathers': swings from searing joy to brooding malevolence. And here is the story of how this family of four came to be.

Blood Meridian

Paperback, 01/01/2010, £9.99
I have rarely encountered anything as powerful, as unsettling, or as memorable as Blood Meridian ... A nightmare odyssey' Evening Standard

Lorna Doone

Paperback, 05/11/1993, £1.99
An historical novel of high adventure set in the South West of England during the turbulent time of Monmouth's rebellion (1685). It is also a love story told through the life of the young farmer John Ridd, as he grows to manhood determined to right the wrongs in his land, and to win the heart and hand of the beautiful Lorna Doone.

Lunatics, Lovers and Poets

Hardback, 07/04/2016, £10.00
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the deaths of Shakespeare and Cervantes, six Hispanic and six English-language authors have each contributed a previously unpublished story in tribute to these giants of world literature. With Ben Okri, Deborah Levy, Kamila Shamsie, Yuri Herrera, Valeria Luiselli and others, introduced by Salman Rushdie.

Gardener's Son

Paperback, 04/12/2014, £8.99
The first screenplay by Cormac McCarthy, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Road.

Peerless Flats

Paperback, 02/06/2008, £7.99
Sixteen-year-old Lisa has high hopes for her first year in London. But she is squeezed into a flat with her bohemian mother and a little brother obsessed with foxes. Lisa trails through the city, dabbling with drugs and romance, and refusing to lose faith in her belief that something fantastic will happen to mark the rest of her life.

Devil's Paintbrush

Paperback, 04/02/2010, £8.99
A stunning historical novel by the bestselling author of THE LONG FIRM.

Another country

Paperback, 11/09/2001, £7.99
After Rufus Scott, an embittered and unemployed black jazz-musician commits suicide, his sister Ida and old friend Vivaldo become lovers. Yet their feelings for each other are complicated by Rufus's friends, especially the homosexual actor Eric Jones who has been Vivaldo's lover.

Wadsworth Anthology of Drama 4ed

Paperback, 23/08/2003, £9.99
Offering introduction to drama, this title provides plays usefully situated within their historical and cultural contexts.

Whistling in the Dark

Hardback, 04/06/2015, £9.99
In the hardship of war, everything is rationed - except true friendship. From much-loved author Shirley Hughes comes a compelling wartime adventure set during the Liverpool Blitz.

Another World

7, 01/07/1999, £8.99
In Pat Barker's Another World, the First World War casts its shadow down the generations. At 101 years old, Geordie, a proud Somme veteran, lingers painfully through the days before his death. His grandson Nick is anguished to see this once-resilient man haunted by the ghosts of the trenches and the horror surrounding his brother's death.

Border Crossing

7, 04/04/2002, £7.99
When Tom Seymour, a child psychologist, plunges into a river to save a young man from drowning, he unwittingly reopens a chapter from his past he'd hoped to forget. For Tom already knows Danny Miller. When Danny was ten Tom helped imprison him for the killing of an old woman. Now out of prison with a new identity, Danny has some questions...


Paperback, 09/04/2015, £8.99
A new, blackly comic novel of camouflage and mystery from the Man Booker Prize shortlisted Gerard Woodward

Why is This Night Different from All Other Nights?

Paperback, 02/06/2016, £6.99
There was a town, and there was a train, and there was a murder. Apprentice investigator Lemony Snicket was on the train, and he thought that if he solved the murder he could save the town.


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