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Under the volcano

Paperback, 13/07/1990, £8.99
It is the fiesta Day of the Dead in Mexico and Geoffrey Firmin - ex-consul, ex-husband, an alcoholic and a ruined man - is living out the last day of his life, watched by his former wife and half-brother. Other books by the author include "Ultramarine".

Beyond Black

Paperback, 25/11/2005, £8.99
A comically sinister tale of wicked spirits and suburban mediums from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of `Wolf Hall' and `Bring Up the Bodies'.

Party going

Paperback, 16/02/1996, £8.99
A fogbound London railway terminus is the arena wherein a group of bright young things attend to their amorous pursuits and evasions.

Desperate Characters

Paperback, 01/06/2003, £9.99
A Great American Novel - from the author of `Borrowed Finery'.

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon

Paperback, 07/04/2008, £9.99
When Warren Zevon died in 2003, he left behind a rich catalog of dark, witty rock 'n' roll classics, including "Lawyers, Guns and Money," "Excitable Boy," and the immortal "Werewolves of London."

Haunts of the Black Masseur: The Swimmer as Hero

Paperback, 07/02/2013, £9.99
`A devoted and luminously romantic history of swimming' GuardianHaunts of the Black Masseur is a dazzling introduction to the great swimming heroes, from Byron leaping into the surf at Shelley's funeral to Hart Crane diving to his death in the Bay of Mexico.

Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone

Paperback, 01/02/2018, £9.99

Look At Me

Paperback, 02/06/2016, £8.99

Adventures in the Screen Trade

Paperback, 07/03/1996, £12.99
From the writer of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", "All the President's Men" and "Marathon Man", Oscar-winning screen writer William Goldman presents his memories and views of movie-making, and of acting greats such as Redford, Olivier, Newman and Hoffman.

All The Devils Are Here

Paperback, 18/01/2018, £10.00


Paperback, 04/09/2008, £9.99
How can one writer hurt another where it really counts? This is the problem facing novelist Richard Tull, contemplating the success of his friend and rival Gwyn Barry. Revenger's tragedy, comedy of errors, contemporary satire, The Information is an extraordinary novel of dark humour and piercing insight.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Paperback, 01/09/2012, £8.99
WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY STELLA RIMINGTON'He was a man with years of dirty, dangerous memories - a spy.'James Bond has had enough. But Blofeld is back - older, leaner and more dangerous than ever, with a deadly secret at the heart of his luxury ski resort. Bond must rediscover his passion for what he does best, in Fleming's eleventh 007 novel.

To Serve Them All My Days

Paperback, 05/12/2005, £9.99
The classic story of an English public school between the wars and an inspirational teacher, repackaged as a Hodder Great Read.

Alma Cogan

Paperback, 04/03/2004, £8.99
Fictional characters jostle for space with real life stars - from John Lennon to Doris Day and Sammy Davis Jnr - as Burn, in a breathtaking act of appropriation, reinvents the popular culture of the post-war years.

Something Happened

Paperback, 16/03/1995, £9.99
Bob Slocum was a promising executive. he had conformed and society demanded he be happy - or at least pretend to be, But the pretence was becoming more and more difficult, as Slocum's discontent grew into an overwhelming sense of desolation, frustration and fear. .

Town House

Paperback, 01/02/2009, £7.99
A novel about the inhabitants of a country house in Suffolk from the late fourteenth century to the middle of the twentieth. It begins with the story of Martin Reed, a serf existing under the control of a universally accepted and supported hierarchy.


Paperback, 07/06/2010, £9.99


Paperback, 01/12/2001, £9.99

Fatal Englishman: Three Short Lives

Paperback, 30/01/1997, £10.99
In the last months of his 29-year life, he fought a ravening opium addiction to succeed in claiming a place in history of English painting. He begged to be allowed to return to flying, and died mysteriously in a night training operation, aged 23.

Dud Avocado

Paperback, 03/05/2018, £9.99
A hugely entertaining novel of sex, lies and Americans in Paris, dripping with the sarcasm those Americans are not supposed to have. Published as part of a beautifully designed series to mark the 40th anniversary of the Virago Modern Classics.


Paperback, 03/10/2019, £9.99
A powerful, influential novel, praised by writers including Toni Morrison, James Baldwin and Maya Angelou. Long out of print, this searing tale is republished for a new generation.

Girl in Winter

Paperback, 03/03/2005, £9.99
This story of Katherine Lind and Robin Fennel, of winter and summer, of war and peace, of exile and holidays.

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

Paperback, 10/02/2005, £9.99
The striking debut short story collection introducing an arresting and unforgettable new voice

Old Man And Me

Paperback, 04/07/2005, £8.99
* Black comedy in the style of The Dud Avocado * 'Definitely demonic, exquisitely carved, deadly murderous comedy' Dawn Powell, Book Week

Dud Avocado

Paperback, 26/08/1993, £9.99
* Hugely entertaining novel of sex, lies and Americans in Paris * Dripping with the sarcasm those Americans are not supposed to have

Moominvalley in November

Hardback, 25/10/2018, £10.99

Autumn Journal

Paperback, 07/02/2008, £10.99
Written between August and December 1938, Autumn Journal is still considered one of the most valuable and moving testaments of living through the thirties by a young writer.


Paperback, 09/01/2013, £18.95

Tortoise And The Hare

Paperback, 07/02/1983, £8.99
* This exquisite novel tells a love story with a difference. * 'One of my favourite classics' Carmen Callil

Absolute Beginners

Paperback, 13/06/2011, £7.99
London, 1958. In the jazz clubs of Soho and the coffee bars of Notting Hill the young and the restless - the absolute beginners - are forging a new lifestyle of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. Moving through this world is MacInnes' young photographer, whose wit and honest views remain definitive of 1950s London and what it means to be a teenager.

Red Shift

Paperback, 07/10/2002, £6.99
A disturbing exploration of the inevitability of life.

Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

Paperback, 03/01/1998, £8.99
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN SIMPSON From familiar fairy tales and legends - Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves - Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.

Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life

Paperback, 23/04/2015, £8.99
A working father whose life no longer feels like his own discovers the transforming powers of great (and downright terrible) literature in this laugh-out-loud memoir.

Jacob's Room

Paperback, 02/12/2004, £6.99
A portrait of a young man, tracing his life from childhood, to Cambridge University, and to his early adult life in artistic London. Jacob always yearns for something greater, and embarks on a voyage to the Mediterranean before the war begins and his fate is forever altered.


Paperback, 01/12/2001, £8.99

Lolly Willowes

Paperback, 01/03/2012, £9.99
Sylvia Townsend Warner's first novel, published in 1926, is magical and subversive, anticipating the ficton of writers like Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson.

Complete Short Stories

Paperback, 21/06/2012, £14.99
The first time Elizabeth Taylor's acclaimed short stories have been collected in one volume, and its publication marks the centenary of Elizabeth Taylor's birth.

Snowdrift and Other Stories (Includes Three New Recently Discovered Short Stories)

Hardback, 20/10/2016, £9.99
Previously titled Pistols for Two, this edition is suitable for those who love stories full of romance and intrigue. It includes affairs of honour between bucks and blades, rakes and rascals; affairs of the heart between heirs and orphans, beauties and bachelors; romance, intrigue, escapades and duels at dawn.

Maiden Voyage

Paperback, 21/07/2011, £12.00
Born in Shanghai in 1915, son of a wealthy rubber merchant, Denton Welch was dispatched to an English boarding school after his mother's death. There he suffered, and soon absconded, forcing his father to bring him back to Shanghai where further travels and adventures ensued.

Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry

Paperback, 14/02/2013, £12.99
'Johnson has undoubtedly written a masterpiece' Auberon Waugh

Invitation to the Waltz

Paperback, 02/03/2006, £9.99
*A classic coming-of-age novel from one of the best-loved writers of the twentieth century

Weather in the Streets

Paperback, 02/03/2006, £9.99
* the sequel to AN INVITATION TO THE WALTZ * a novel of searing honesty and a passionate portrayal of forbidden love


Paperback, 06/12/2012, £8.99
Features such stories as: one of Cromwell's soldiers staggers home to find his wife remarried and promptly disappears, an eighteenth century farmer carries on an affair with a maid under his wife's nose, a mother writes letters to her imprisoned son, a 1980s real estate company discover a soldier's skeleton, dated to the time of Cromell.

Riddle of the Sands

Paperback, 07/06/2012, £6.99
When Carruthers receives a letter from his friend Davies suggesting a Baltic sailing trip the vision of a manned yacht, A1 scenery and excellent duck shooting quickly works its charm. Much to Carruther's disgust, the reality couldn't be more different. Why should anyone want to kill Davies? What are the Germans trying to hide?

High Window

Paperback, 30/03/1989, £8.99
Philip Marlowe's on a case: his client wants him to recover a rare gold coin called a Brasher Doubloon, missing from her late husband's collection. It becomes complicated when Marlowe finds that everyone who handles the coin suffers a run of very bad luck: they always end up dead.

Cold Comfort Farm

Paperback, 26/10/2006, £7.99
When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned at nineteen, she decides her only choice is to descend upon relatives in deepest Sussex. At the aptly-named Cold Comfort Farm, she meets the doomed Starkadders: cousin Judith, heaving with remorse for unspoken wickedness; Amos, preaching fire and damnation.

Long Way from Verona

Paperback, 07/05/2009, £9.99
A 'violent experience' at the age of nine colours Jessica Vye's schooldays and her reaction to the world around her, for she has been told that she is, 'beyond all possible doubt', a born writer.

Riddle of the Sands

Paperback, 01/07/1999, £6.99
In spite of good prospects in the Foreign Office, sardonic civil servant, Carruthers, is finding it hard to endure the emptiness and boredom of his life in London. He accepts an invitation to join a friend on a sailing holiday in the Baltic, where they discover a German plot to invade England.

Tragedy of Erskine Childers

Paperback, 14/12/2006, £14.99
In "The Riddle of the Sands", a gripping spy story set amongst the shoals and mists of the North Sea coast in the years before the First World War, Erskine Childers fathered the modern genre of spy adventures. Childers himself led a life involving spying, gun-running and conspiracy. This title tells the story of this talented eccentric

Lady In The Lake

Paperback, 04/08/2016, £8.99



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