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  • YOUNG MUNGO
    DOUGLAS STUART
    The extraordinary, powerful second novel from the Booker prizewinning author of Shuggie Bain, Young Mungo is both a vivid portrayal of working-class life and the deeply moving story of the dangerous first love of two young men: Mungo and James. Born under different stars, Protestant Mungo and Catholic James live in a hyper-masculine world. They are caught between two of Glasgow...
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    18,75 €

  • THE MAGICIAN
    COLM TÓIBÍN
    THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2022From one of our greatest living writers comes a sweeping novel of unrequited love and exile, war and family. The Magician tells the story of Thomas Mann, whose life was filled with great acclaim and contradiction. He would find himself on the wrong side of history in the First World War, cheerleading the...
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    12,95 €

  • FREE LOVE
    TESSA HADLEY
    'Tessa Hadley might be my new favourite writer. She just 'gets' people, their flaws, their ignoble impulses, the transcendent moments... she is wonderful.' Marian KeyesDiscover the compulsive new novel about one woman's sexual and intellectual awakening in 1960s London from the bestselling author of Late in the Day.1967. While London comes alive with the new youth revolution, t...
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    21,50 €

  • THE POWER OF THE DOG
    THOMAS SAVAGE
    **NOW THE WINNER OF THE 2022 BEST DIRECTOR OSCAR AND TWO 2022 BAFTA AWARDS**Discover Thomas Savage's dark poetic tale of a small town in early 20th century America. Phil and George are brothers and joint owners of the biggest ranch in their Montana valley. Phil is the bright one, George the plodder.Phil is tall and angular; George is stocky and silent. Phil is a brilliant chess...
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    12,95 €

  • CHILDHOOD, YOUTH, DEPENDENCY
    TOVE DITLEVSEN
    'Utterly, agonisingly compulsive ... a masterpiece' Liz Jensen, GuardianFollowing one woman's journey from a troubled girlhood in working-class Copenhagen through her struggle to live on her own terms, The Copenhagen Trilogy is a searingly honest, utterly immersive portrayal of love, friendship, art, ambition and the terrible lure of addiction, from one of Denmark's most celebr...
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    15,45 €

  • ASSEMBLY
    NATASHA BROWN
    "Come of age in the credit crunch. Be civil in a hostile environment. Step out into a world of Go Home vans. Go to Oxbridge, get an education, start a career. Do all the right things. Buy a flat. Buy art. Buy a sort of happiness. But above all, keep your head down. Keep quiet. And keep going. The narrator of Assembly is a Black British woman. She is preparing to attend a lavish...
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    16,25 €

  • BEWILDERMENT
    RICHARD POWERS
    Picked as one of the 'Best Books of 2021' in the Sunday Times ____________________________________________ I never believed the diagnoses the doctors settled on my son. When a condition gets three different names over as many decades, when it goes from non-existent to the country's most commonly diagnosed childhood disorder in one generation, when two different physicians want ...
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    17,50 €

  • MRS DALLOWAY
    VIRGINIA WOOLF
    'One of the most moving, revolutionary artworks of the twentieth century' Michael CunninghamClarissa Dalloway, elegant and vivacious, is preparing for a party and remembering those she once loved. In another part of London, Septimus Warren Smith is suffering from shell-shock and on the brink of madness. Smith's day interweaves with that of Clarissa and her friends, their lives ...
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    12,40 €

  • THE HUMANS
    HAIG, MATT
    THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME. OR IS THERE? After an 'incident' one wet Friday night where he is found walking naked through the streets of Cambridge, Professor Andrew Martin is not feeling quite himself. Food sickens him.Clothes confound him. Even his loving wife and teenage son are repulsive to him. He feels lost amongst an alien species and hates everyone on the planet.Everyone...
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    12,95 €

  • 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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    13,95 €

  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. 50TH ANNIVERSARY ED
    LEE, HARPER
    'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.'A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man falsely charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult att...
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    12,40 €

  • 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 €

  • THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN
    SHERMAN ALEXIE
    An all-new edition of the tragicomic smash hit which stormed the New York Times bestseller charts, now featuring an introduction from Markus Zusak. In his first book for young adults, Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school. This heartbreaking, funny, and beautifull...
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    12,40 €

  • 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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    16,35 €

  • 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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    12,95 €

  • SIX OF CROWS
    LEIGH BARDUGO
    The Grisha Trilogy introduced readers to the irresistible fantasy world of the Grisha - and now Leigh Bardugo brings us a new sweeping epic. Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price - and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy, Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his...
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    12,95 €

  • 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 €

  • CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
    TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
    A sizzling drama of desire, avarice and deception set in the American Deep South, Tennessee Williams's u003ciu003eCat on a Hot Tin Roofu003c/iu003e is published in Penguin Modern Classics.u003cbru003e 'Big Daddy' Pollitt, the richest cotton planter in the Mississippi Delta, is about to celebrate his sixty-fifth birthday. His two sons have returned home for the occasion- Gooper,...
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    13,95 €

  • SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH AND OTHER PLAYS
    TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
    Loneliness, sexual tension and the need for human kindness pervade these three plays by Tennessee Williams, as their characters rage against personal demons and the modern world. In 'Sweet Bird of Youth', a drifter, Chance Wayne, returns to his home town with an ageing movie actress in search of the girl he loved in his youth, but with terrible, violent results. 'Period of Adju...
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    13,95 €

  • POPISM
    ANDY WARHOL / PAT HACKETT
    A cultural storm swept through the 1960s -- Pop Art, Bob Dylan, psychedelia, underground movies -- and at its centre sat a bemused young artist with silver hair: Andy Warhol. Andy knew everybody (from the cultural commissioner of New York to drug-driven drag queens) and everybody knew Andy. His studio, the Factory, was u003ciu003etheu003c/iu003e place: where he created the larg...
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    15,45 €

  • THE LILAC BUS
    MAEVE BINCHY
    Every Friday without fail, the lilac bus transports the same seven people from the bustle of Dublin to spend the weekend in the quaint village of Rathdoon.Each passenger has their own reason for making the trip. What is Judy hiding? Why is Rupert so unwilling to return home? And why has driver Tom orchestrated the lilac bus's trip in the first place?As friendships are forged an...
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    12,95 €

  • THE RED PONY
    JOHN STEINBECK
    Jody Tiflin has the urge for rebellion, but he also wants to be loved. In THE RED PONY, Jody begins to learn about adulthood - its pain, its responsibilities and its problems - through his acceptance of his father's gifts. First he is given a red pony, and later he is promised the colt of a bay mare. Yet both of these gifts bring him tragedy as well as joy, and Jody is taught n...
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    12,95 €

  • THE PEARL
    JOHN STEINBECK
    From the author of Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck's The Pearl is a flawless parable about wealth and the evil it can bring, published with an introduction by Linda Wagner-Martin and drawings by Jose Clemente Orozco in Penguin Modern Classics. When Kino, an Indian pearl-diver, finds 'the Pearl of the world' he believes that his life will be magically transformed. He will marry J...
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    12,95 €

  • 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 €

  • 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 €