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Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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A Much Married Man
Nicholas Coleridge
An amusing satire on modern marriage and the mistakes that are made, all set around a beautiful Elizabethan house and estate and a private London Bank. You can see it all going wrong but not how the problems are resolved....
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/05/2006
     

13 rue Therese
Elena Mauli Shapiro
September 2011 eBook of the Month.A magical and wonderfully inventive story about passion. An American in Paris falls in love with two women, one of whom he can only imagine, in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2011
     

1Q84 Book 3
Haruki Murakami
Inspired by George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four , 1Q84 is a magnificent and fully-imagined work of fiction - both a thriller and a moving love-story . It is a world from which the reader emerges stunned and altered. Book Three of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/10/2011
     

1Q84 Books 1 and 2
Haruki Murakami
In order to reflect the experience of 1Q84's first readers, Harvill Secker is publishing Books One and Two in one beautifully designed volume and Book Three in a separate edition. A long-awaited treat for his fans, 1Q84 is also a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/10/2011
     

2 a.m. at The Cat's Pajamas
Marie-Helene Bertino
Madeleine Altimari is a sassy, smart-mouthed nine-year-old and an aspiring jazz singer, inwardly mourning the recent death of her mother. Little does she know that on Christmas Eve Eve she is about to have the most extraordinary day - and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

22 Britannia Road
Amanda Hodgkinson
War changes us all, and sometimes we no longer recognise ourselves...'Housekeeper or housewife?' the soldier asks Silvana as she and eight-year-old Aurek board the ship that will take them from Poland to England at the end of the war, to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2011
     

26a
Diana Evans
Shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award. Wickedly funny and devastatingly moving, 26a is an extraordinary first novel. Part fairytale, part nightmare, it moves from the mundane to the magical, the particular to the universal with exceptional flair and imagination....
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/03/2005
     

A Bad Character
Deepti Kapoor
My boyfriend died when I was twenty-one. His body was left lying broken in the highway out of Delhi while the sun rose in the desert to the east. I wasn't there, I never saw it. But plenty of others...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2014
     

A Beautiful Truth
Colin McAdam
Walt and Judy's happiness has been blighted by their childlessness; although their marriage seems blissful, Judy feels increasingly empty and Walt longs to make her happy again. So one day he brings home Looee - a baby chimpanzee. Looee, exuberant...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
     

A Blues for Shindig
Mo Foster
A gritty examination of the underbelly of 1950s Soho. Gangsters, drugs, crime and sex provide the background to this novel set around an illegal drinking den populated by a host of colourful characters. It's certainly a far cry from the...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 01/06/2006
     

A Book for All and None
Clare Morgan
June 2011 Debut of the Month. A beautiful, haunting literary debut from an extraordinary new talent who we can see scooping future literary prizes. When you are the Director of the Creative Writing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/06/2011
     

A Book for All and None
Clare Morgan
February 2012 Debut of the Month. A beautiful, haunting literary debut from an extraordinary new talent who we can see scooping future literary prizes. When you are the Director of the Creative Writing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/02/2012
     

A Carnivore's Inquiry
Sabina Murray
A sophisticated serial killer tale spotted with extraordinary asides on cannibalism which are factual and although slowing the plot on occasions, they add to the general feeling of unease which creeps up on you throughout the book. It’s bloody, it’s...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 26/01/2006
     

A Change in Altitude
Anita Shreve
Anita Shreve always manages to throw a curve ball into events and change her characters lives irrevocably. A newly married couple find out how little they know about each other while on a Kenyan expedition. Get ready for powerful, emotional...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/04/2010
     

A Clockwork Orange
Anthony Burgess
'What we were after was lashings of ultraviolence'. In this nightmare vision of youth in revolt, fifteen-year-old Alex and his friends set out on a diabolical orgy of robbery, rape, torture and murder. Alex is jailed for his teenage delinquency...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2011
     

A Clockwork Orange
Anthony Burgess
The fully restored fiftieth anniversary edition foreward by Martin Amis first published by William Heinemann in 1962, A Clockwork Orange is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential books of the twentieth century. This special edition, compiled and edited...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/09/2012
     

A Conspiracy of Friends
Alexander McCall Smith
The third novel in McCall's acclaimed series about the colourful inhabitants of Corduroy Mansions, Pimlico. This installment follows the adventures of Oedipus Snark, the nasty Liberal Democrat and his mother Berthea who is writing an unauthorised biography of him, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/04/2012
     

A Conspiracy of Friends : A Corduroy Mansions Novel
Alexander McCall Smith
May 2011 Book of the Month. The third novel in McCall's acclaimed series about the colourful inhabitants of Corduroy Mansions, Pimlico. This installment follows the adventures of Oedipus Snark, the nasty Liberal Democrat...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/04/2011
     

A Cornish Affair
Liz Fenwick
Running out on your wedding day never goes down well. When the pressure of her forthcoming marriage becomes too much, Jude bolts from the church, leaving a good man at the altar, her mother in a fury, and the guests...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
     

A Cornish Stranger
Liz Fenwick
There's an old Cornish saying: 'Save a stranger from the sea, he'll turn your enemy...' When her reclusive grandmother becomes too frail to live alone, Gabriella Blythe moves into the remote waterside cabin on Frenchman's Creek which has been her...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
     

A Cupboard Full of Coats
Yvvette Edwards
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011. Narrated with a distinct and fiery spice, Jinx and Lemon must find their own paths to redemption in this stunning debut novel in which over the course of one weekend they strip away the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/04/2011
     

A Dance to the Music of Time: Spring
Anthony Powell
April 2012 Guest Editor Paul Torday on Dance to the Music of Time... This is a cheat, because this work consists of twelve novels. But they plot the lives of a group of characters as they weave in and out...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/1997
     

A Delicate Truth
John le Carre
John Le Carré redefined spy thrillers when he wrote The Spy Who Came in from the Cold in just three weeks in 1963. Since then he has grown into a true master, whose books strip open truths about how...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

A Drop of the Hard Stuff
Lawrence Block
Riveting, fast-paced and insightful thriller with a wonderful feel for New York. This is the 17th in Matt Scudder series and finds the ex-cop turned Private Investigator, now a sober AA member, taking on the case of the murder of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/09/2012
     

A Fair Maiden: A Dark Novel of Suspense
Joyce Carol Oates
January 2010 Good Housekeeping selection. The interplay between Marcus Kidder and Katya Spivak is powered by dubious intention from the moment of their first encounter. He is a 68-year-old member of the established rich in refined Bayhead Harbor; she is 16,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/01/2010
     

A Family Daughter
Maile Meloy
This is Meloy’s second novel; her first was on a Richard and Judy shortlist that was utterly compelling. The Santerre family once again takes centre stage in this new novel and it certainly does not disappoint. Elegant prose with a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/03/2006
     

A Far Country
Daniel Mason
A Far Country draws you into a world of drought and deprivation where 14 year old Isabel leaves her drought-stricken village to head for the city to live with her cousin, to earn some money and particularly to find her...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/03/2007
     

A Fine Balance
Rohinton Mistry
Author shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2011. A 2011 World Book Night selection. Set in mid 1970s India, a subtle and compelling narrative about four unlikely characters who come together in circumstances no one could have foreseen soon after the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/10/2006
     

A Fool's Alphabet
Sebastian Faulks
The events of Pietro Russell's life are told in 26 chapters. From A-Z, each chapter is set in a different place and reveals a fragment of his story. As his memories flicker back and forth through time in his search...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/1998
     

A Fraction of the Whole
Steve Toltz
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2008 One of two debut novels in the 2008 Man Booker shortlist and it certainly deserves the recognition. Great characterisation, plot and observations on a disjointed family.
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/05/2008
     

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