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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, £9.99
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, £9.99

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.

Human Voices

Paperback, 30/11/1988, £9.99
From the Booker Prizewinning author of 'Offshore' and 'The Blue Flower'; a funny, touching, authentic story of life at Broadcasting House during the Blitz.

All The Devils Are Here

Paperback, 18/01/2018, £10.00
A blistering, mysterious exploration of the Kent coast -- a dark, experimental, very British classic.


Paperback, 04/09/2008, £10.99
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.

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.

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
"A man called Berg, who changed his name to Greb, came to a seaside town intending to kill his father. . . ."

Fatal Englishman: Three Short Lives

Paperback, 30/01/1997, £12.99
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
A gentle farewell to Moominvalley in the last story of all.

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, £9.99
* This exquisite novel tells a love story with a difference. * 'One of my favourite classics' Carmen Callil

Independent People

Paperback, 03/07/2008, £10.99
'There are good books and there are great books and there may be a book that is something still more: it is the book of your life' New York Review of Books Bjartus is a sheep farmer determined to eke a living from a blighted patch of land.


Paperback, 03/12/1998, £8.99
Bruce Chatwin's bestselling novel traces the fortunes of the enigmatic and unconventional hero, Kaspar Utz.

Last Train To Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley

Paperback, 01/11/1995, £14.99
The definitive biography of Elvis and an excellent slice of social history.

Book Of Ebenezer Le Page

Paperback, 01/08/2007, £13.99

Bedouin of the London Evening: Collected Poems

Paperback, 14/06/2016, £12.99
The "disappearance" of the poet Rosemary Tonks in the 1970s was one of the literary world's most tantalising mysteries. All her published poetry is now available here for the first time in over 40 years, along with a selection of her prose. This second edition has an expanded introduction and an additional prose piece.

Dark is Rising: The Dark is Rising Sequence

Paperback, 14/11/2019, £7.99

Vertigo & Ghost

Paperback, 03/01/2019, £10.00

Independent People

Hardback, 03/09/2020, £15.99
Set in the early decades of the twentieth century, Independent People is a masterly realist novel evoking in rich detail a family and a rural community struggling to survive in the starkest of landscapes.


Paperback, 02/11/2000, £10.99
Features observations on life complemented by illustrations.

Therese Raquin

Paperback, 02/10/2014, £8.99
When Therese Raquin is forced to marry the sickly Camille, she sees a bare life stretching out before her, leading every evening to the same cold bed and every morning to the same empty day. Escape comes in the form of her husband's friend, Laurent, and Therese throws herself headlong into an affair.

Constant Nymph

Paperback, 07/08/2014, £9.99
The family and their home life may be chaotic, but visitors fall into an enchantment, and the claims of respectable life or upbringing fall away. When Sanger dies, his Circus must break up and each find a more conventional way of life.

I, Lalla : The Poems Of Lal Ded

Paperback, 01/07/2013, £23.99


Paperback, 26/08/2015, £8.99
What the people didn't, and perhaps never would, know, was that the day of their people was already over. From the author of Lord of the Flies, The Inheritors is a startling recreation of the lost world of the Neanderthals, and a frightening vision of the beginnings of a new age.

Silence : Picador Classic

Paperback, 13/08/2015, £9.99
'One of the finest novels of our time' Graham Greene

World According to Garp

Paperback, 26/11/2019, £9.99
A masterpiece from one of the great contemporary American writers. Anniversary edition with a new afterword from the author 'BRILLIANT' Cosmpolitan; 'ABSOLUTELY EXTRAORDINARY' L A Times

Diary of a Nobody

Paperback, 04/05/2020, £6.99

How to Cook a Wolf

Paperback, 04/06/2020, £9.99


Paperback, 07/01/1999, £9.99
Karoo is a professional fixer of other people's scripts and, by his own acknowledgement, he ruins them all. Calamity and comedy follows shambolic Saul Karoo as his life breaks down. He is a man prone to luck both good and bad, and when a young woman with a strange connection to his past shows up, the plot of his own life comes into sharp focus.


Paperback, 27/02/2003, £6.99
Tells the story of the heroic Beowulf and of his battles, first with the monster Grendel, who has laid waste to the great hall of the Danish king Hrothgar, then with Grendel's avenging mother, and finally with a dragon that threatens to devastate his homeland.


Paperback, 05/09/2013, £8.99
The story of Beowulf was written down eleven centuries ago. It is an enduring myth that has inspired storytellers in all genres from poetry to film to comic strips. Here it is retold powerfully for children with incredible illustrations from Charles Keeping.

The Victorian Chaise-Longue

Paperback, 22/06/1999, £16.00

Beowulf: Dual Language and New Verse Translation

Paperback, 25/04/2019, £7.99
Beowulf is a unique and compelling mix of sixth-century historical events, Christian commentary, Germanic myth and Anglo-Saxon culture. The poem is presented here in a dual-text format with a new translation by multi-award-winning translator J.G. Nichols. " Also contains notes and extra material.
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