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  • DADDY
    CLINE, EMMA
    'I don't know which is more amazing, Emma Cline's understanding of human beings or her mastery of language' Mark Haddon, bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NighttimeEmma Cline's stories consider the dark corners of human experience, exploring the fault lines of power between men and women, parents and children, past and present. A man travels to his so...
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    20,25 €

  • YEAR OF THE MONKEY
    PATTI SMITH
    From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year. Following a run of New Year's concerts at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore, Patti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz, about to embark on a year of solitary wandering. Un...
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    22,30 €

  • THE CHILDREN ACT
    MCEWAN, IAN
    El títol d’aquest penúltim llibre de l’autor britànic Ian McEwan fa referència a “The Children Act 1989”, un acte amb el qual el parlament anglès defineix les funcions atribuïdes a les entitats locals, als tribunals, als pares i a les agències del Regne Unit per garantir i promoure el benestar dels menors. El jutge Maye s’enfronta al cas d’Adam Henry, un noi de 17 anys que, aju...
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    13,50 €

  • A PASSAGE TO INDIA
    FORSTER, E.M.
    Exploring issues of colonialism, faith and the limits of comprehension, E.M. Forster's A Passage to India is edited by Oliver Stallybrass, with an introduction by Pankaj Mishra. When Adela Quested and her elderly companion Mrs Moore arrive in the Indian town of Chandrapore, they quickly feel trapped by its insular and prejudiced 'Anglo-Indian' community. Determined to escape th...
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    13,50 €

  • TRAINSPOTTING
    WELSH, IRVINE
    The bestselling novel by Irvine Welsh that provided the inspiration for Danny Boyle's hit filmChoose us. Choose life. Choose mortgage payments; choose washing machines; choose cars; choose sitting oan a couch watching mind-numbing and spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fuckin junk food intae yir mooth. Choose rotting away, pishing and shiteing yersel in a home, a total fuckin...
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    13,35 €

  • BELOVED
    MORRISON, TONI
    Discover Toni Morrison's most iconic work in this Pulitzer-prize winning novel that exemplifies her powerful and important place in contemporary American literature.'An American masterpiece' AS ByattIt is the mid-1800s and as slavery looks to be coming to an end, Sethe is haunted by the violent trauma it wrought on her former enslaved life at Sweet Home, Kentucky. Her dead baby...
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    13,80 €

  • UNACCUSTOMED EARTH
    LAHIRI,JHUMPA
    Beginning in America, and spilling back over memories and generations to India, Unaccustomed Earth explores the heart of family life and the immigrant experience. Eight luminous stories - longer and richer than any Jhumpa Lahiri has yet written - take us from America to Europe, India and Thailand as they follow new lives forged in the wake of loss. ...
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    14,25 €

  • INTO THE WILD
    JON KRAKAUER
    The disturbing but brilliantly written story of twenty-two year-old Chris McCandless, who, in a quest for intense experience, rid himself of all his money and possessions, and walked into the heart of the Alaskan wilderness with only the minimum of equipment. His emaciated body was found in an abandoned bus four months later. Using the example of McCandless, Krakauer explores o...
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    15,75 €

  • THE BOY AT THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN
    BOYNE, JOHN
    When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new life with his Aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy household at the top of the German mountains. But this is no ordinary time, for it is 1935 and the Second World War is fast approaching; and this is no ordinary house, for this is the Berghof, the home of Adolf Hitler.Quickly, Pierrot is taken under Hitle...
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    11,90 €

  • ANIMAL FARM
    ORWELL, GEORGE
    George Orwell's chilling fable of Soviet Russia's brutal dictatorship, Animal Farm brings to life in lucid, uncomplicated language the disastrous project of Russian Communism. This Penguin Modern classics edition includes an introduction by Malcolm Bradbury. 'All animals are equal - but some are more equal than others' When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their ...
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    12,65 €

  • THE BOOK OF ILLUSIONS
    AUSTER, PAUL
    One man's obsession with the mysterious life of a silent film star takes him on a journey into a shadow-world of lies, illusions, and unexpected love. After losing his wife and young sons in a plane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in grief. Then, watching television one night, he stumbles upon a lost film by silent comedian Hector Mann, and r...
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    11,90 €

  • LEVIATHAN
    AUSTER PAUL
    'Six days ago, a man blew himself up by the side of a road in northern Wisconsin . . .'The explosion that detonates the narrative of Paul Auster's remarkable novel also ends the life of its hero, Benjamin Sachs, and brings two FBI agents to the home of one of Sachs's oldest friends, the writer Peter Aaron. What follows is Aaron's story, an intricate, subtle and gripping investi...
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    7,88 €

  • FOX 8
    SAUNDERS, GEORGE
    An enchanting and darkly comic fable of human greed and nature, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo, exquisitely illustrated by Chelsea CardinalFox 8 has always been curious, and a bit of a daydreamer. And, by hiding outside houses at dusk and listening to children's bedtime stories, he has learned to speak 'Yuman'.The power of words and the stories...
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    13,35 €

  • AMERICAN PASTORAL
    PHILIP ROTH
    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZEPhilip Roth's masterpiece provides a piercing look into the promises of prosperity, civic order and domesticity in twentieth century America'Swede' Levov is living the American dream. He glides through life cocooned by his devoted family, his demanding yet highly rewarding (and lucrative) business, his sporting prowess, his good looks. He is the embo...
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    13,50 €

  • CLOCK DANCE
    TYLER, ANNE
    BOOK OF THE YEAR IN 7 NATIONAL NEWSPAPERS** The Sunday Times bestseller ** BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime **A bittersweet novel of family and self-discovery from the Sunday Times bestselling, award-winning author of A Spool of Blue ThreadWilla Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life: when she was eleven and her mother disappeared, being proposed to at twenty-o...
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    25,65 €

  • SONG OF ICE & FIRE - A STORM OF SWORDS: BLOOD AND GOLD - BOOK 3 PART 2
    MARTIN, GEORGE R. R.
    HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age.A STORM OF SWORDS: BLOOD AND GOLD is the SECOND part of the third volume in the series.'Colossal, staggering . . . one of the greats' SFXThe Starks are scattered.Robb Stark may be King in the North, but he must...
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    13,50 €

  • SONG OF ICE & FIRE - A STORM OF SWORDS:STEEL AND SNOW BOOK 3 PART 1
    MARTIN, GEORGE R.R.
    HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age.A STORM OF SWORDS: STEEL AND SNOW is the FIRST part of the third volume in the series.'Martin has captured the imagination of millions' GuardianWinter approaches Westeros like an angry beast.The Seven Kingdoms ...
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    14,85 €

  • THE COLUMN OF FIRE - POCKET
    FOLLET, KEN
    Millions of readers have been enthralled by the saga that began in The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End, which now continues with Ken Follett's magnificent, gripping A Column of Fire.A WORLD IN TURMOIL1558, and Europe is in revolt as religious hatred sweeps the continent. Elizabeth Tudor has ascended to the throne but she is not safe in this dangerous new world. There...
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    11,05 €

  • ORIGIN PB
    BROWN, DAN
    Sunday Times #1 BestsellerNew York Times #1 BestsellerThe spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code.'Fans will not be disappointed' The TimesRobert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that "will change the face of science forever". The eve...
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    11,90 €

  • HIGH FIDELITY
    HORNBY, NICK
    Nick Hornby's internationally bestselling first novel, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time.Do you know your desert-island, all-time, top five most memorable split-ups?Rob does. He keeps a list, in fact. But Laura isn't on it - even though she's just become his latest ex. He's got his life back, you see. He can just do what he wants when he wants: like listen to ...
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    12,10 €

  • WHAT I LOVED
    HUSTVEDT, SIRI
    REISSUED AS A SCEPTRE 30TH CLASSIC, with a new afterword by the authorIn 1975 art historian Leo Hertzberg discovers an extraordinary painting by an unknown artist in a New York gallery. He buys the work, tracks down its creator, Bill Weschler, and the two men embark on a life-long friendship.This is the story of their intense and troubled relationship, of the women in their liv...
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    13,50 €

  • HANDMAIDS TALE
    ATWOOD, MARGARET
    The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful evocation of twenty-first c...
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    10,40 €

  • ONLY STORY
    BARNES, JULIAN
    **THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question.First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn't know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he's proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of social convention.As he grows older, the...
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    13,35 €

  • THE GLOVEMAKER
    WEISGARBER, ANN
    From the critically acclaimed author of The Personal History of Rachel DuPree comes The Glovemaker - a stunning historical novel for fans of Cold Mountain.For almost four years, men came to my cabin carrying trouble on their backs, each one haunted and looking over his shoulder . . . They showed up during the spring, they appeared in the summer and early fall. But never now, ne...
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    22,95 €

  • LADDER TO THE SKY
    BOYNE, JOHN
    'A deliciously dark tale of ambition, seduction and literary theft . . . an ingeniously conceived novel that confirms Boyne as one of the most assured writers of his generation.' Hannah Beckerman, Observer*You've heard the old proverb about ambition, that it's like setting a ladder to the sky. It can lead to a long and painful fall.If you look hard enough, you will find stories...
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    13,35 €

  • THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET
    CISNEROS, SANDRA
    The bestselling coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world from the winner of the 2018 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventi...
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    13,35 €

  • KITE RUNNER
    HOSSEINI, KHALED
    Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to...
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    13,35 €

  • THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
    HOSSEINI, KHALED
    THE RICHARD & JUDY NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER'A suspenseful epic' Daily Telegraph'A triumph' Financial Times'Heartbreaking' Mail on Sunday'Deeply moving' Sunday TimesMariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. When the Tal...
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    13,35 €

  • TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY: IN SEARCH OF AMERICA
    STEINBECK, JOHN
    When he was almost sixty years old, worried that he might have lost touch with the sights, the sounds and the essence of America's people, Steinbeck took note of his itchy feet and prepared to travel. He was accompanied by his French poodle, Charley, diplomat and watchdog, across the states of America from Maine to California. Moving through the woods and deserts, dirt tracks a...
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    15,00 €

  • 4321
    AUSTER, PAUL
    El 3 de Març de 1947 va neixer l’ Archibald Ferguson, fill de Rose i Stanley al Beth Israel Hospital. Des del principi, la vida d’en Ferguson agafa quatre camins independents. Quatre Fergusons idèntics, amb el mateix ADN, quatre nois que són el mateix noi, porten quatre vides paral·leles i diferents. Cada Ferguson s’enamora de la magnifica Amy Schneiderman. Però cada Ferguson t...
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    9,95 €