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Ranger's Apprentice 9: Halt's Peril

Paperback, 01/09/2011, £7.99
The renegade outlaw group known as the Outsiders has journeyed from kingdom to kingdom, conning the innocent out of their few valuables. Will and Halt, his mentor, are ambushed by the cult's assassins when Halt is pierced by a poisoned arrow. Now Will must travel in search of the one person with the power to cure Halt: Malkallam the Sorcerer.

Ranger's Apprentice 10: The Emperor of Nihon-Ja

Paperback, 01/09/2011, £7.99
A kingdom teeters on the edge of chaos when the Nihon-Ja emperor, a defender of the common man, is forcibly overthrown, and only Horace, Will and his companions can restore the emperor to the throne. Victory lies in the hands of an inexperienced group of fighters, and it's anybody's guess who will make the journey home to Araluen...

Charles Dickens and the House of Fallen Women

Paperback, 29/10/2009, £9.99
Charles Dickens and the House of Fallen Women vividly portrays the lot of the poor in mid-nineteenth century London and some of the people who were moved to help. Whatever his motives Charles Dickens was one of them.

Marguerite Duras: Apocalyptic Desires

Paperback, 01/07/1993, £30.99
The first fully detailed, complete account in English of the fiction and films of France's best-known and most controversial woman writer. Leslie Hill throws new light on Duras' relation with feminism, sexuality and psychoanalysis.

Big Breasts, Wide Hips

Paperback, 19/10/2006, £9.99
Surrounded by a remorseless mother and seven sisters, each named in anticipation of his birth, a boy-child becomes the narrator of this story, presenting a generation of life in a rural Chinese community in twentieth century, populated by strong women and weak husbands, bandits and government bureaucrats, hen-murdering mid-wives and missionaries.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (ed Katharine Linehan)

7, 11/02/2003, £4.95
This Norton Critical Edition of Stevenson's enduringly popular and chilling tale is based on the 1886 First British Edition, the only edition set directly from Stevenson's manuscript and for which he read proofs. The text has been rigorously annotated for student readers and is accompanied by a textual appendix.

Gulliver's Travels

Paperback, 09/01/2002, £5.95
This new edition of Swift's satiric classic is based on the 1726 text-the edition textual scholars now consider the most authoritative.

Quality of Silence

Paperback, 31/12/2015, £8.99
Much-anticipated new novel from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Rosamund Lupton

Storm Front

Paperback, 05/05/2011, £8.99
An action-packed case file from Harry Dresden, private investigator and wizard, by international bestselling author Jim Butcher


Paperback, 27/08/2015, £8.99
The electrifying new thriller from the ingenious voice that brought you The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August.

Familiar, Volume 2: Into the Forest

Paperback, 04/07/2016, £18.99

Familiar, Volume 3: Honeysuckle and Pain

Paperback, 01/07/2016, £19.99

Familiar, Volume 4: Hades

Paperback, 07/02/2017, £22.50

On the Natural History of Destruction

Paperback, 02/01/2004, £13.50

Norton Anthology of English Literature, the Major Authors Vol 2 9ed

Paperback, 01/02/2013, £28.99
The most-trusted literature anthology.

Emma: An Authoritative Text; Contexts; Criticism

7, 28/10/2011, £4.95
Jane Austen's beloved comedic novel is now available in a revised and updated Norton Critical Edition.


Paperback, 08/11/2013, £12.99
A vertiginous gothic masterpiece from the best-selling author of The Quincunx.

Only Revolutions

Paperback, 21/08/2014, £16.99
Written by the author of the best-seller "House of Leaves", this novel talks about Sam and Hailey - two wayward and wild kids who magically career across the American mainland and from the Civil Rights Movement to the Iraq War and beyond. It also tells where this journey takes them.

Miracle at Speedy Motors

Paperback, 05/02/2009, £8.99
* The ninth book in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series; Little, Brown are publishing in hardback

Tea time for the traditionally buiilt

Paperback, 04/02/2010, £8.99
* Mma Ramotswe's tenth adventure; published in Abacus paperback

Double Comfort Safari Club

Paperback, 28/01/2011, £8.99
* Mma Ramotswe's wonderful eleventh novel

Infinite Jest

Paperback, 05/06/1997, £12.99
* 'Ambitious, accomplished, deeply humorous, brilliant and witty and moving. A literary sensation' INDEPENDENT * With a new foreword by Dave Eggers

Girl in the Polka Dot Dress

Paperback, 05/07/2012, £7.99
* The new and last Beryl Bainbridge is a double murder mystery and a bittersweet masterpiece of the kind with which she has made her reputation

God on the Rocks

Paperback, 01/01/1988, £8.99
*A moving, Booker shortlisted story of a girl's coming of age, beautifully rejacketed for this reissue

Birthday Boys

Paperback, 01/10/2009, £9.99
* A Bainbridge classic comes into Abacus paperback for the first time

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Paperback, 23/04/2013, £12.99
A new roundup of personal essays from the No. 1 bestselling writer Time named America's Favourite Humorist

According to Queeney

Paperback, 23/03/2002, £9.99
* A wonderful, immaculately researched novel that brings Dr Johnson, his friends and his times to life.

Winter Garden

Paperback, 04/12/2003, £11.00
* An hilarious comedy of adultery. * 'Razor sharp ... Bainbridge takes special pleasure in human unpredictability. She shows that people are hardly ever what they appear' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

Awfully Big Adventure

Paperback, 06/02/2003, £8.99
*'This is one of Bainbridge's best books. The close observation and hilarity are underlain by a sense of tragedy as deep as any in fiction' THE TIMES

Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party

Paperback, 29/03/2012, £8.99
Mma Ramotswe's twelfth adventure

Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

Paperback, 14/03/2013, £8.99
Everyone's favourite detective, The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection is Mma Ramotswe's thirteenth adventure


Paperback, 02/09/2010, £8.99
* This wonderful novel showing Beryl Bainbridge at her darkly comic best - out for the first time as an Abacus paperback

Bottle Factory Outing

Paperback, 02/09/2010, £8.99
* This wonderful novel showing Beryl Bainbridge at her darkly comic best - out for the first time as an Abacus paperback

Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

Paperback, 18/02/2014, £8.99
The new Botswana book from bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, this is Mma Ramotswe's fourteenth wonderful adventure.

Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe

Paperback, 07/05/2015, £8.99
The new Botswana book from bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, this is Mma Ramotswe's fifteenth wonderful adventure.

Wasp Factory

Paperback, 04/04/2013, £7.99
Frank, no ordinary 16-year-old, lives with his father outside a remote Scottish village. His elder brother Eric is confined to a psychiatric hospital. When news comes of Eric's escape, Frank has to prepare the ground for his brother's inevitable return.

Infinite Jest

Paperback, 04/04/2013, £11.99
Somewhere in the future the residents of Ennet House, a Boston halfway house for recovering addicts, and students at the nearby Enfield Tennis Academy are ensnared in the search for the master copy of Infinite Jest, a movie said to be so dangerously entertaining its viewers become entranced and expire in a state of catatonic bliss.

England, Arise: The People, the King and the Great Revolt of 1381

Paperback, 03/09/2015, £10.99
A fascinating and evocative account of the Peasants' Revolt from the acclaimed author of Agincourt.

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

Paperback, 16/12/2004, £9.99
*A new roundup of personal essays - surprising, disarming, heartbreakingly funny - from the #1 bestselling writer Time named America's Favorite Humorist.

Precious and Grace

Paperback, 04/05/2017, £8.99
Precious and Grace is a story about life at Botswana's leading No. 1 Ladies' detective agency.

Woman Who Walked in Sunshine

Paperback, 02/06/2016, £8.99
The new Botswana book from bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, this is Mma Ramotswe's sixteenth wonderful adventure.

Little Paris Bookshop

Paperback, 31/12/2015, £8.99
The international bestseller THE LITTLE PARIS BOOKSHOP is a delightful, bittersweet tale about the distance one man will travel for the sake of love and friendship.

Old Filth

Paperback, 06/02/2014, £8.99
A genuine masterpiece - funny, brilliant and wise - Old Filth is now reissued with a new cover.

People on Privilege Hill

Paperback, 03/07/2008, £8.99
* A new collection that is a masterclass in the art of the short story from Jane Gardam, bestselling author of OLD FILTH

2 and a half pillars of wisdom

Paperback, 11/11/2004, £8.99
The three hilarious von Igelfeld novels - Portuguese Irregular Verbs, Finer Points of Sausage Dogs and The Villa of Reduced Circumstances - available for the first time in one volume.

Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil

Paperback, 05/04/2007, £9.99
Are the characteristics of an adult killer or his victim visible in the playground or at the school disco? Or are the roots of a motive for murder seeded there? With characteristic brio and humour, Christopher Brookmyre investigates ...


Paperback, 01/07/2010, £8.99
* The long-awaited and stunning new novel from the unrivalled Iain Banks - a high-definition, hyper-real apocalyptic fable for our times

Sidmouth Letters

Paperback, 01/01/1988, £9.99
This collection brings together past and present, probing many and varied lives. The title story examines Jane Austen's love life, while others introduce a trio of Kensington widows, mean-spirited and middle-aged; a stranger, awaited with dread; and the mercurial changes in young love.

Broom of the System

Paperback, 07/08/1997, £10.99
David Foster Wallace's fiercely original, bracingly funny first novel, reissued to coincide with his new short story collection.

Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again

Paperback, 05/02/1998, £9.99
*Razor-sharp cultural commentary and hilarious social observation from the bestselling author of INFINITE JEST.

Farming of Bones

Paperback, 06/04/2000, £11.99
* Simultaneously haunting and horrific, this is an outstanding novel from a young writer of exceptional ability



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