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INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

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AU T U M N H I G H L I G H T S Consent LEO BENEDICTUS

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This book is an experiment.

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We’re experimenting together. You are part of the experiment, if you’ll agree to it. Normally I don’t let my subjects choose to be subjects. If you know you’re being watched, you cease to be you. But I want you to read this. I wrote it for you. Do you consent? This magnetic book pulls you in its wake, even as you resist its force. Sometimes you don’t want to know what’s next . . . ROYAL TPB | £12.99 01/02/2018 | 9780571335893

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The Book of Chocolate Saints JEET THAYIL

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Jeet Thayil’s follow-up to his bestselling Booker-shortlisted debut Narcopolis is a strange, beautiful hymn to the artistic life lived fearlessly.

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Francis Newton Xavier has lived a wild existence of excess in pursuit of his uncompromising aesthetic vision. His paintings and poems – embodying the decadent jeu d’esprit of his heroes like Baudelaire – forged his reputation. Approaching middle age, Xavier leaves Manhattan following 9/11, and his journey home to India becomes a voyage into his past. From his formative years with an infamous school of Bombay poets to an uncertain future of damnation or salvation, Xavier’s story shows how the artist’s life itself can become the final monument. ROYAL TPB | £12.99 01/03/2018 | 9780571336104

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Patient X DAVID PEACE

The Neighbourhood MARIO VARGAS LLOSA

Ryūnosuke Akutagawa was one of Japan’s great writers – author of the stories ‘Rashōmon’ and ‘In a Bamboo Grove’, most famously – who lived through Japan’s turbulent Taisho period of 1912 to 1926, including the devastating 1923 earthquake, only to take his own life at the age of just thirty-five in 1927.

A politically-charged detective novel, The Neighbourhood is a thrilling tale of Peruvian corruption and desire. During Fujimori’s turbulent presidency in Lima in the 1990s, two wealthy couples become embroiled in a disturbing vortex of erotic adventures and political sabotage. When a highprofile businessman is blackmailed by a notorious magazine editor, he is plunged into a scandalous exposé that culminates in murder. As his wife embarks on a secret affair with his best friend’s wife, the two couples suddenly find themselves descending into Peru’s dark underbelly.

Inspired and informed by Akutagawa’s stories, essays and letters, David Peace has fashioned a most extraordinary novel of tales. An intense, passionate, haunting paean to one writer, it also thrillingly explores the act and obsession of writing itself, and the role of the artist, both in public and private life, in times which darkly mirror our own.

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Kismet LUKE TREDGET

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Kismet [n.] /k Ιzmεt/ Destiny; Fate. Origin: 19th century: from Arabic, qisma ‘division, portion, lot’, qasama ‘to divide’. Anna [protagonist] /ˈænə/

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Lullaby LEÏLA SLIMANI When Myriam, a mother and brilliant French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband are forced to look for the perfect caretaker for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite and devoted woman who sings to their children, cleans the family’s chic apartment in Paris’s upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint and is able to host enviable birthday parties. The couple and nanny become more dependent on each other. As jealousy, resentment and suspicions increase, Myriam and Paul’s idyllic tableau is shattered.

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Journalist and Community Shed entrepreneur, rent-a-sheep developer; in love. Or maybe not. Anna’s a free spirit. Definitely happy. Or anxious. Or is it more panicked? She’s certainly talented. Unless she’s really a fraud. Absolutely hilarious – but possibly grieving. And lustful. On the edge. Having a glass of wine.

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Whether Kismet means destiny or division, Anna is about to test it to its very limits . . . A modern story of romance for a world obsessed with perfect matches. DEMY TPB | £10.99 03/05/2018 | 9780571334872

EUR EUR The Madonna of the Mountains ELISE VALMORBIDA 1923. Maria Vittoria is embroidering a sheet for her dowry trunk.

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The Tempest STEVE SEM-SANDBERG

There are no eligible men in this valley or the next one, but her Father will not let her marry just anyone, and now, despite Maria’s years, she is still healthy. Her betrothed will see all that. He’ll be looking for a woman who can do the work.

In this hypnotic, shimmering novel, prize-winning author Steve Sem-Sandberg reveals the power of secrets to destroy generations of families.

Maria can do the work. Everyone in the contrà says that. And the Lord knows Maria will need to be able to work. Fascism blooms as crops ripen, the state craves babies just as the babies cry for food. Maria faces a stoney path, but one she will surely climb to the summit. ROYAL TPB | £12.99 05/04/2018 | 9780571336333

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Her father has gone to find her a husband. He’s taken his mule, a photograph and a pack of food: home-made sopressa sausage, cold polenta, a little flask of wine – no need to take water – the world is full of water.

After many years away, Andreas returns to his childhood home on a small island off Norway’s coast. Searching through the belongings of his late foster father, Andreas uncovers the sinister events of the island’s past as a summer colony for deprived children, and learns about the disappearance of his parents. The Tempest is a masterpiece from one of our most celebrated European writers. DEMY TPB | £12.99 07/06/2018 | 9780571334513

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PETER CAREY

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The Nothing HANIF KUREISHI

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Waldo, a fêted film-maker, is confined by old age and ill health to his London apartment. Frail and frustrated, he is cared for by his lovely – and younger – wife, Zee. But when he suspects that Zee is beginning an affair with Eddie, ‘more than an acquaintance and less than a friend for over thirty years’, Waldo is pressed to action. Determined to expose the guilty couple, he sets out to prove his suspicions – and then to enact his revenge . . . B PB | £7.99 03/05/2018 | 9780571332021

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IRENE BOBS LOVES FAST DRIVING. HER HUSBAND IS THE BEST CAR SALESMAN IN RURAL SOUTH EASTERN AUSTRALIA. TOGETHER THEY EMBARK UPON THE REDEX TRIAL: A BRUTAL RACE AROUND THE CONTINENT, OVER ROADS NO CAR WILL EVER QUITE SURVIVE.

The Zoo CHRISTOPHER WILSON Royal TPB | £12.99 9780571338849

Twelve-year-old Yuri Zipit is the official food-taster for the leader of the Soviet Union. He sits quietly through another excessive state dinner and witnesses it all – betrayals, body doubles, buffoonery. He’s starting to get the hang of this politics thing, but there is so much to learn. Who knew that a man could be in five places at once? That someone could break your nose as a sign of friendship. That people could be disinvented . . . The Zoo is a cutting satire told through the refreshing voice of one gutsy boy who will not give up on hope. B PB | £7.99 03/05/2018 | 9780571334469

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The Golden Legend NADEEM ASLAM For weeks, someone has been broadcasting people’s secrets from the minarets of the city mosques, striking fear into the hearts of Christians and Muslims alike. And when shots ring out on the Grand Trunk Road, and Nargis’s husband Massud is caught in the crossfire, she is unable to confess to him her greatest secret before he dies . . . From the acclaimed author of Maps for Lost Lovers and The Blind Man’s Garden, The Golden Legend is a brave, timely, searingly beautiful novel set in contemporary Pakistan. B PB | £7.99 01/02/2018 | 9780571330751 A PB | £6.99 9780571276004

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The Red-Haired Woman ORHAN PAMUK B PB | £7.99 9780571287949

It is mid-1980s Istanbul and Master Mahmut and his apprentice use ancient methods to dig wells. The Red-Haired Woman is the tale of their daily struggle, but it is also a deeper investigation – through mesmerising stories and images – into Orhan Pamuk’s prevailing themes: fathers and sons, the state and individual freedom, reading and seeing.

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The Red-Haired Woman borrows from the tradition of the French conte philosophique and asks probing questions of ethics and of the role of art in our lives. Virtuosic and spell-binding, masterful and mesmerising, this is the tenth novel from one of our greatest novelists.

The Secret Books MARCEL THEROUX

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Based on real events, The Secret Books tells the extraordinary story of Nicolas Notovitch and his secret gospel. Seeking adventure, a young man flees the drudgery of shopkeeping in Tsarist Russia to make a new life among the bohemians and revolutionaries of nineteenthcentury Paris. Travelling undercover in the mountains of British India, he discovers a manuscript that transforms the world’s understanding of the historical Jesus. Decades later, in a Europe threatened by unimaginable tragedy, he makes a despairing attempt to right a historic injustice.

Sugar Money JANE HARRIS Martinique, 1765: brothers Emile and Lucien are charged by their master with a mission – they must return home to Grenada and smuggle back the forty-two slaves claimed by English invaders. While Lucien sees the trip as a great adventure, the older and worldlier Emile has no illusions of the dangers they will face . . .

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Based on a remarkable and little-known true story, Jane Harris’s third novel is both a heart-breaking trip into our troubled colonial past, and a stunning act of literary ventriloquism. A PB | £6.99 05/04/2018 | 9780571336944

Conversations with Friends SALLY ROONEY The literary sensation of the year – the critically acclaimed debut novel by Sally Rooney, one of the Observer’s ‘Rising Stars of 2017’.

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Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and darkly observant. A college student in Dublin and aspiring writer, she works at a literary agency by day. At night, she performs spoken word with her best friend Bobbi, who used to be her girlfriend. When they are profiled by Melissa, a well-known journalist, they enter an exotic orbit of beautiful houses, raucous dinner parties and holidays in Provence. Written with rare precision and probing intelligence, Conversations with Friends is exquisitely alive to the pleasures and inhibitions of youth. B PB | £7.99 01/03/2018 | 9780571333134

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Sunburn LAURA LIPPMAN What kind of woman walks out on her family? The kind of woman Gregg picked up in a bar three years ago precisely because she had that kind of wildcat energy.

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And now she’s vanished – at least from the life that he and his kid will live. We’ll follow her, to a new town, a new job, and a new friend who thinks he has her figured. So who is this woman who calls herself Polly, how many times has she disappeared before, and who are all the shadowy figures so interested in her whereabouts? Laura Lippman’s brilliant new novel will ensnare you in the life of one of crime fiction’s most unforgettable heroines. B PB | £7.99 07/06/2018 | 9780571335671

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The Blinds ADAM STERNBERGH Astonishing debut on the Faber list, described by Dennis Lehane as ‘witty, electrifying, vivid and thoroughly original.’ Imagine a place populated by criminals – but ones who have been granted new identities and a second chance, their violent memories erased. Welcome to The Blinds, a dusty town in rural Texas populated by misfits who’ve opted into an experimental programme, agreeing to the condition that they can never leave. For eight years, Sheriff Calvin Cooper has kept an uneasy peace – until, that is, a suicide and murder occur in quick succession, raising dangerous questions and bringing mysterious outsiders into this forgotten town. Simmering with violence and deception, The Blinds is a provocative, keenly intelligent thriller never to be forgotten. B PB | £7.99 01/02/2018 | 9780571341290

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In a dark and brilliant guessing game of a novel

P E T ER S WA N S O N returns with another addictive thriller. On the eve of his graduation, Harry is called home by his step-mother, Alice, following the unexpected death of his father. But who really is Alice?

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The acknowledged ‘Queen of Crime’, P. D. James, was a past master of the short story, weaving together motifs of the Golden Age of crime writing with deep psychological insight to create gripping, suspenseful tales.

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The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories contained four of these perfectly formed stories, and this companion volume contains a further six, published here together for the first time.

His wife Alison texts with a change of plan – she will be collecting them instead. But when Alison arrives home later she is alone, and denies any knowledge of the text. Then the phone rings: a voice warns them that if they want to see their children again, Scott must do exactly what he is told in an upcoming court case, and, most importantly, they must ‘say nothing’ . . . B PB | £7.99 04/01/2018 | 9780571332694

Sleep No More P. D. JAMES As the six murderous tales unfold, the dark motive of revenge is revealed at the heart of each. Bullying schoolmasters get their comeuppance, unhappy marriages and childhoods are avenged, a murder in the small hours of Christmas Day puts an end to the vicious new lord of the manor, and, from the safety of his nursing home, an octogenarian exerts retribution.

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The Doll Funeral KATE HAMER My name is Ruby. I live with Barbara and Mick. They’re not my real parents, but they tell me what to do, and what to say. But there are things I won’t say. I won’t tell them I’m going to hunt for my real parents. I don’t say a word about Shadow, who sits on the stairs, or the Wasp Lady I saw. Or that I’m a hunter for lost souls. I’m going to be with my real family. And I won’t let anyone stop me.

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Fateful Mornings TOM BOUMAN Officer Henry Farrell’s life is getting complicated – widowed and more traumatised than he cares to admit, he is also caught up in an affair with a local woman. Then when a troubled old acquaintance becomes the prime suspect in the disappearance of his girlfriend it becomes increasingly clear that something seriously dark is at large in the woods that surround them. B PB | £7.99 05/10/17 | 9780571331352

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For fans of James Lee Burke and Cormac McCarthy, Tom Bouman is the new must-read author exploring the outer darkness of contemporary America. B PB | £7.99 03/05/2018 | 9780571327775

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On a tiny lighthouse island far from the rest of the world, a hermit lives out his existence. Every week a supply boat leaves provisions, its occupants never meet him, never ask: Who are you? Why do you hide? What is it like to be so alone? Then, one day, a new boatman starts asking the questions which all the others have avoided . . . TPB | £12.99 9780571332304

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Carnet de Voyage CRAIG THOMPSON A beautiful new edition of the classic travel diary – mixing travelogue and memoir, as Craig Thompson sets out on a tour across Europe and Morocco. From Paris to Barcelona, navigating markets in Fez and fleeing tourist traps in Marrakesh, Carnet is a casual yet intimate portrait of a celebrated cartoonist at a moment between works.

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THE FABER BOOK OF CHRISTMAS

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Books to light up your Christmas


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The Happy Brain DEAN BURNETT

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Do you want to be happy? Well, of course you do. But why? What does happiness actually mean? Where does it come from? And can you buy it? In The Happy Brain, neuroscientist Dean Burnett delves deep into the inner workings of our minds to answer these fundamental questions – and many more besides. From whether happiness really begins at home [spoiler alert: yes – sort of] to what love, sex, money and success actually do to our brains, Burnett offers a uniquely entertaining insight into what it means to be human. DEMY TPB | £10.99 03/05/2018 | 9781783351299

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The Puzzle Ninja ALEX BELLOS

Owl Sense MIRIAM DARLINGTON

The Japanese logic puzzle is one of the most addictive products known to man – so Alex Bellos travelled to Tokyo to meet the masters behind these habit-forming brainteasers. In The Puzzle Ninja, Bellos has collected over 200 of their most ingenious puzzles, rated easy to excruciating, and introduces 20 new types of problem that will flex, stretch, and blow your mind. Let’s get puzzling . . .

Owls have captivated the human imagination for millennia; as predator, messenger, emblem of wisdom, portent of doom, or something sweet to print on a tote bag. Darlington sets out to tell a new story. Her fieldwork begins with wild encounters in the British Isles and travels to the frosted borders of the Arctic, identifying every European species of this charismatic and elusive bird. In her watching and deep listening to the natural world, she cleaves myth from reality and brings this magnificent creature to life.

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Football Leaks RAFAEL BUSCHMANN and MICHAEL WULZINGER In 2016, a whistleblower known only as ‘John’ leaked 18.6 million confidential documents to Der Spiegel, revealing the shadowy dealings of clubs and individuals at the highest echelons of international football. In Football Leaks, Spiegel journalists Rafael Buschmann and Michael Wulzinger reveal the secrets they uncovered. From the eye-popping contracts of players such as Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic and Özil to exorbitant agent fees, and from third-party ownership to opaque tax structures, this is a tale rife with greed, loopholes and corruption. ROYAL TPB | £12.99 07/06/2018 | 9781783351404

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The Story of the World Cup 2018 BRIAN GLANVILLE

See What Can Be Done LORRIE MOORE

Brian Glanville’s dramatic history of the world’s leading football tournament has become the most authoritative guide to the World Cup. His classic account is a celebration of the great players and famous matches in the competition from Uruguay in 1930 to Brazil in 2014 – as well as a bold attack on those who have mismanaged the ‘beautiful game’.

Lorrie Moore’s forensically intelligent, witty, and engaging essays are collected together here for the first time. Whether writing on Titanic, Margaret Atwood, or The Wire, her pieces always offer elegant and surprising insights into multiple forms of art. Crucially, Moore is a practitioner who writes criticism; her discussion of other people’s work is based on her understanding of what it really takes to make something out of nothing: of what it takes to make art.

Fully revised and updated in anticipation of Russia’s hosting of the event in 2018, this is the definitive book on the World Cup for football fans and novices alike. DEMY TPB | £12.99 18/01/2018 | 9780571325566

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Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible PETER POMERANTSEV EXPORT PRICE

A journey into the glittering, surreal heart of twenty-first-century Russia: into the lives of Hells Angels convinced they are messiahs, professional killers with the souls of artists, bohemian theatre directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, supermodel sects, post-modern dictators and oligarch revolutionaries. An extraordinary book – one which is as powerful and entertaining as it is troubling – Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible offers a wild ride into this political and ethical vacuum.

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The Immeasurable World WILLIAM ATKINS

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William Atkins brings the great British tradition of classic travel writing into the twenty-first century in a book recording his journeys to the earth’s most desolate and inspiring places. Over the course of eight journeys to deserts iconic and obscure – from Egypt’s monasteries to America’s Black Rock Desert, via Oman, Australia, and Central Asia – Atkins investigates the life, history, and iconography of these untamed places in a book destined to take its place alongside the most memorable works of travel literature.

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The eye-popping, gob-smacking, rib-tickling phenomenon that is QI serves up a brand new selection of 1,423 facts to bowl you over: Bees can play football

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Cholesterol is good for you A German airline allows an extra kilo of hand luggage, provided it’s books There are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the Milky Way Iceland has more volcanoes than footballers A PB | £6.99 01/02/2018 | 9780571341689

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To Throw Away Unopened VIV ALBERTINE

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At the launch party for her memoir, the musician Viv Albertine received news that her mother was dying, and spent a few final hours with the woman who was, in a sense, the love of her life. In the turbulent weeks after the funeral, Viv made a series of discoveries that revealed the role of family conflicts in propelling her towards the uncompromising world of punk. Part radical reinvention of the memoir form; part feminist manifesto; part domestic noir; part polemic on motherhood; To Throw Away Unopened is an indefinable book exploring the nature of intimacy.

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Punk, pornographer, pioneer, provocateur: the incredible story of Cosey Fanni Tutti, the performer whose art and music inspired a generation and rocked the establishment to its core. Art Sex Music is the wise, shocking and elegant autobiography of a musician who, as a founding member of the avant-garde group Throbbing Gristle and electronic pioneers Chris & Cosey, has consistently challenged the boundaries of music over the past four decades.

The Pixels of Paul Cézanne WIM WENDERS

The Grip of Film RICHARD AYOADE A collection of essays in which Wim Wenders presents his observations and reflections on the fellow artists who have influenced, shaped and inspired him. ‘How do they do it?’ he asks, as he looks at the dance work of Pina Bausch, the paintings of Paul Cézanne and Edward Hopper, or the films of Ingmar Bergman, among others. He works towards the answer by writing about them, trying to understand their individual 9780571316533 perspectives and, in the process, £9.99 he reveals his own art of perception.

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The Secret DJ reveals the occasionally unpalatable truth about life on the road as an international player. The names have been changed but the action is true. Watch in cringing awe as the Secret DJ and his trusty aristocratic sidekick stagger and puke across the globe from Ibiza to London to New York and back again. If you ever wanted to know the inside track on ‘the life’, here it is.

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Stephen Walsh’s thoughtprovoking biography – the first major study of the composer for forty years – is told partly through the events of Debussy’s life, and partly through a critical discussion of his music, shedding new light on one of the most influential composers of the early twentieth century.

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Down through the epochs and out across the continents, generation upon generation of the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu have told variants of the same story – an end of days story, a final chapter story. But one with hope, even if the hope at times seems forlorn. The story contained in this trilogy is the latest telling. Here it is presented as a utopian costume drama, set in the near future, written in the recent past. Read with care.

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Claude Debussy was that rare creature, a composer who reinvented the language of music without alienating the majority of music lovers. He is the modernist everyone loves.

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The paperback edition of the hugely anticipated novel by the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu.

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The sixth book of Virgil’s Aeneid, in which Aeneas travels into the underworld to meet the spirit of his father, captivated Seamus Heaney from his schooldays. It took on a special significance after his own father’s death, becoming a touchstone to which he would return. His Book VI bears the fruit of a lifetime’s concentration upon it, and marks the end of Heaney’s own poetic journey.

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2023 THE JUSTIFIED ANCIENTS OF MU MU

Debussy STEPHEN WALSH

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The gripping new book by Richard Ayoade, following the success of Ayoade on Ayoade. Gordy LaSure’s passionate about film. He eats film, he drinks film, but most of all he loves talking to people about film. The voyage of this book is an attempt to understand How In Hell Film Works. Why are some films bad, and some films terrible? How come just a handful of films (Titanic, Porky’s, Dirty Harry) are any good at all? Gordy’ll tell you How and Why, and he’ll give you a slug of Wherefore on the side. B PB | £9.99 07/06/2018 | 9780571316564

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Mud Child STEVE TASANE

In the final battle for the throne . . . EXPORT PRICE

Who will lead?

Who will triumph?

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A group of undocumented children with letters for names, are stuck living in a refugee camp, with stories to tell but no papers to prove them. As they try to forge a new family amongst themselves, they also long to keep memories of their old identities alive. Will they be heard and believed? And what will happen to them if they aren’t? An astonishing piece of writing that will enchant and intrigue children. B HB | £7.99 03/05/2018 | 9780571337828

Long Way Down JASON REYNOLDS After Will’s brother is shot in a gang crime, he knows the next steps. Don’t cry. Don’t snitch. Get revenge. So he gets in the lift with Shawn’s gun, determined to follow The Rules. Only when the lift door opens, Buck walks in, Will’s friend who died years ago. And Dani, who was shot years before that. As more people from his past arrive, Will has to ask himself if he really knows what he’s doing. This haunting, lyrical, powerful verse novel will blow you away. HB | £9.99 04/01/2018 | 9780571335114

FA B E R C L A S S I C S Pride and Prejudice CHARLOTTE BRONTË

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. At least Mrs Bennet is determined that this is the case, but as she pushes her five daughters at every matrimonial prospect, not every encounter goes to plan . . . This classic full of wit, humour and romance gets a whole new look with a gorgeous cover by Emily Sutton.

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Who will die?

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With the rebellion in pieces and the sultan’s enemies advancing across the desert plains, Amani must fight for everything she believes in.

The highly anticipated conclusion to the epic

Rebel of the Sands FEBRUARY 2018

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Tess of the d’Urbervilles THOMAS HARDY When the starving Durbeyfields from the small village of Marlott discover a connection to the wealthy D’Urbervilles, they send their beautiful daughter Tess to the D’Urberville mansion to claim kinship and restore their fortunes with a lucrative match. But can she convince her handsome ‘cousin’ Alec to help her? Or will their romance ultimately prove her downfall? B PB | £6.99 01/03/2018 | 9780571337828

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Piggy Hero PIP JONES Piggy Handsome is a very confident Guinea pig with a hugely inflated ego – he hails from a long line of very famous Guinea pigs. But sadly Handsome hasn’t yet achieved world renown. After his last attempt Handsome realises that saving Jeff the budgie from falling off the roof would be just the thing to get on the front pages, but Jeff can’t stop flapping his wings, because it’s reflex. Piggy keeps pushing him off, Jeff keeps flying, much to Handsome’s ire. Meanwhile the dastardly villains Dan and Dolly Dixon are seeking revenge for their time in prison. Can Handsome accidentally save the day once again? B PB | £5.99 01/02/2018 | 9780571327560

✸ Not Yet Zebra LOU KUENZLER

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Annie wants to paint an alphabet using her animals, but Zebra simply can’t wait until the end for his time to shine. Sneakiness, silly costumes and plain pushiness doesn’t get him anywhere - but he has to learn to wait his turn! Lou Kuenzler’s text and Julia Woolf’s illustrations brilliantly combine with hilarious effect, and bring the alphabet to life in a totally new and inventive way. PB | £6.99 01/02/2018 | 9780571329762

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Space Tortoise ROSS MONTGOMERY Tortoise is lonely. He’s never seen any other tortoises, and wonders where they could all be hiding. Then, one day, he looks up and the night sky, and sees a million blinking lights winking at him. ‘That must be where the other tortoises are – at the top of the sky! I wish I could join them.’ But how can a little tortoise get to the top of the sky? And so begins a magical journey . . . 

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A beautiful, moving and heartwarming tale about bravery, kindness and welcoming strangers, from the team behind The Building Boy. PB | £6.99 03/05/2018 | 9780571331055

The Five Realms: The Gift of Dark Hollow KIERAN LARWOOD

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The second book in this extraordinary series, in which Podkin discovers a skill for moonstriding – jumping in and out of the shadows with his new Gift – and makes new friends and allegiances on the way to becoming leader of rabbits. Simply unmissable.

The Story of Ferdinand MUNRO LEAF

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Unlike all the other little bulls – who run, jump, and butt their heads together in fights – Ferdinand would rather sit under his favourite cork tree and smell the flowers. So what will happen when Ferdinand is picked for the bullfights in Madrid?

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Beloved all over the world for its timeless message of peace, tolerance and the courage to be yourself, this is a truly classic story, perfect for all ages.

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