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    Nesbo Jo: The Night House [2023] paperback


    A twisted spin on the classic coming-of-age horror story from the Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author Jo NesboWHEN THE VOICES CALL, DON'T ANSWER...In the wake of his parents' tragic deaths...



    An elderly artist and her six-year-old grand-daughter while away a summer together on a tiny island in the gulf of Finland. As the two learn to adjust to each other's...

    Carlos Ruiz Zafon: The Shadow of the Wind: The Cemetery of Forgotten Books 1 [2018] paperback


    THE MODERN CLASSIC: OVER 20 MILLION COPIES SOLDA Sunday Times bestseller and a Richard & Judy book club pick'The real deal: one gorgeous read' Stephen King'This book will change your...

    Isabel Allende: The Wind Knows My Name [2023] paperback


    The powerful and moving new novel from international bestselling author Isabel Allende, tracing the ripple effects of war and immigration on one child in Europe in 1938 and another in...

    Carlos Ruiz Zafon: The Prisoner of Heaven [2012] paperback


    THE PRISONER OF HEAVEN returns to the world of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books and the Sempere & Sons bookshop. It begins just before Christmas in Barcelona in 1957, one...

    Marieke Lucas Rijneveld: The Discomfort of Evening [2020] paperback


    *WINNER OF THE BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2020*'One of the best debut novels I have ever read. Shockingly good ... A classic.' Max PorterThe sensational Dutch bestseller:'Exceptional' (Financial Times)'Exhilarating' (Independent)'Luminous' (Observer)'Beautifully...

    Orhan Pamuk: NIGHTS OF PLAGUE EXPORT: Orhan Pamuk [2022] paperback


    1901. Night draws in.With the stealth of a spy vessel, the royal ship Aziziye approaches the famous vistas of Mingheria. 'An emerald built of pink stone'. The 29th state of...

    Chi Zijian: The Last Quarter of the Moon: A novel from the Vintage Earth collection [2022] paperback


    'A long-time confidante of the rain and snow, I am ninety years old. The rain and snow have weathered me, and I too have weathered them'At the end of the...



    Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019"Like Don DeLillo's JFK-themed Libra, the novel is an intoxicating blend of fact and fiction" Glasgow Herald"A masterful writer" Nicole Krauss"Vasquez has succeeded...

    Irene Nemirovsky: Suite Francaise [2007] paperback


    **AS FEATURED IN HRH THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL'S BOOK CLUB, THE READING ROOM**'A masterpiece' The Sunday TimesIn 1941, Irene Nemirovsky sat down to write a book that would convey the...

    Javier Cercas: Soldiers of Salamis [2004] paperback


    In the final moments of the Spanish Civil War, fifty prominent Nationalist prisoners are executed by firing squad. Among them is the writer and fascist Rafael Sanchez Mazas. As the...

    Kikuko Tsumura: There's No Such Thing as an Easy Job [2021] paperback


    'Surreal and unsettling' OBSERVER CULTURAL HIGHLIGHT'Wise, comical and exceptionally relatable' ZEBA TALKHANI 'Quietly hilarious and deeply attuned to the uncanny rhythms and deadpan absurdity of the daily grind' SHARLENE TEOA...

    Alberto Barre Tyszka: The Sickness [2011] paperback


    Ernesto Duran is convinced he is sick. It becomes an obsession far exceeding hypochondria, and when Dr Andres Miranda gives up responding to e-mails, Duran resolves to stalk him. The...

    Marieke Lucas Rijneveld: The Discomfort of Evening: WINNER OF THE BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2020 [2020] paperback


    *WINNER OF THE BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2020**ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S BEST BOOKS OF 2020**A NYT CRITICS' TOP BOOK OF 2020*'One of the best debut novels I have ever read. Shockingly...

    Isabel Allende: Violeta [2023] paperback


    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING NOVEL FROM LITERARY LEGEND ISABEL ALLENDE'Epic, beautifully crafted . . . Gripping from start to finish' DAILY TELEGRAPH'A moving exploration of both the pain and the...

    Jon Fosse: Melancholy I-ii - Winner Of The 2023 Nobel Prize In Literature [2023] paperback


    Melancholy I-II is a fictional invocation of the nineteenth-century Norwegian artist Lars Hertervig, who painted luminous landscapes, suffered mental illness and died poor in 1902. In this wild, feverish narrative,...



    Look out for ANXIOUS PEOPLE, the new novel by Fredrik Backman and INSTANT #1 New York Times bestseller!***Beartown is now a MAJOR HBO TV series, coming to UK screens in...

    Per Petterson: Out Stealing Horses [2006] paperback


    Discover a moving tale of isolation and the painful loss of innocence.**NOW AN INTERNATIONAL AWARD-WINNING FILM**In 1948, when he is fifteen, Trond spends a summer in the country with his...

    Paulo Coelho: Veronika Decides to Die [2014] paperback


    A novel from internationally acclaimed author Paulo Coelho - a dramatic story of love, life and death that shows us all why every second of our existence is a choice...

    Stefan Zweig: The Post Office Girl [2009] paperback


    It's the 1930s. Christine, A young Austrian woman whose family has been impoverished by the war, toils away in a provincial post office. Out of the blue, a telegram arrives...

    Tokyo Express (Penguin Modern Classics) [2022] paperback


    'An absolute corker of a read -- so brilliantly shrouded in mystery that it was impossible to put it down' Lisa Hall, author of Between You and MeA perfectly plotted,...

    M. T. Edvardsson: The Woman Inside [2023] paperback


    'The darkness dwells, the desperation grows between the characters and the walls close in until you're caught in the trap.' - Lars KeplerA breathless page-turner from an international master of...

    Hila Blum: How to Love Your Daughter [2023] paperback


    THE PRIZE-WINNING INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'Every sentence in this quiet, beautiful novel carries a great freight of emotion. Hila Blum is my new favourite writer' LOUISE KENNEDY, bestselling author of TrespassesWhat damage...

    Carolina Schutti: Without Waking Up [2023] paperback


    Sifting through memories, simple scenes nestled into one another like her own beloved wooden doll, the Matryoshka, Maja struggles to unearth her identity. She is marked by a lingering absence...

    Robert Seethaler: The Tobacconist: Robert Seethaler [2017] paperback


    'Set at a time of lengthening shadows, this is a novel about the sparks that illuminate the dark: of wisdom, compassion, defiance and courage. It is wry, piercing and also,...

    Mihail Sebastian: Women [2020] paperback


    A gorgeous, tender modern classic about the complexities of love, with an introduction from the Booker-winning author John BanvilleStefan Valeriu, a young Romanian student, holidays alone in the Alps, where...

    Albert Sanchez Pinol: Cold Skin [2007] paperback


    On the edge of the Antarctic Circle, in the years after World War One, a steamship approaches a desolate island, far from all shipping lanes. On board is a young...

    Carlos Ruiz Zafon: The Shadow Of The Wind [2004] paperback


    Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'cemetery of lost books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of...

    Primo Levi: The Periodic Table (Penguin Modern Classics) [2000] paperback


    Primo Levi's The Periodic Table is a collection of short stories that elegantly interlace the author's experiences in Fascist Italy, and later in Auschwitz, with his passion for scientific knowledge...

    Hans Fallada: Alone in Berlin: Hans Fallada (Penguin Modern Classics) [2010] paperback


    THE ACCLAIMED INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'One of the most extraordinary and compelling novels written about World War II. Ever' Alan Furst Inspired by a true story, Hans Fallada's Alone in Berlin is...

    Robert Seethaler: A Whole Life [2015] paperback


    Shortlisted for the Booker International Prize.Andreas lives his whole life in the Austrian Alps, where he arrives as a young boy taken in by a farming family. He is a...

    Junichiro Tanizaki: The Makioka Sisters [1993] paperback


    Tanizaki's masterpiece is the story of four sisters, and the declining fortunes of a traditional Japanese family. It is a loving and nostalgic recreation of the sumptuous, intricate upper-class life...

    Leila Slimani: The Country of Others [2021] paperback


    Alsace, 1944. Mathilde finds herself falling deeply in love with Amine Belhaj, a Moroccan soldier, billeted in her town, fighting for the French. After the Liberation, Mathilde leaves France, following...

    Isabel Allende: The Japanese Lover [2015] paperback


    From internationally bestselling author Isabel Allende comes an exquisitely crafted, multigenerational love story. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis and the world goes to war,...

    Marjolijn van Heemstra: In Search of a Name [2020] paperback


    This spellbinding and intimate novel explores the burden of legacy as a young woman wrestles with discoveries that contradict her great-uncle's supposed heroism during World War II.D says that a...

    Isabel Allende: My Invented Country [2004] paperback


    The life story of Isabel Allende - one of the world's favourite writers - is as exotic, passionate and inspiring as one of her novels. Just three when her parents...

    Jonas Jonasson: The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden [2014] paperback



    Isabel Allende: Portrait in Sepia [2002] paperback


    Best selling international author, Isabel Allende tackles her homeland head-on in this staggering, epic romance. 'Portrait in Sepia' is both a magnificent historical novel set at the end of the...

    Paulo Coelho: Brida [2008] paperback


    The spellbinding new novel from one of the world's best-loved authors, Paulo Coelho, recounting the story of Brida, and her pursuit of wisdom. This is the story of Brida, a...

    Hendrik Groen: The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 831/4 Years Old [2017] paperback


    The hilarious international bestselling novel that has had pensioners ditching their sticks and zimmers to follow the age-defying, youth inducing antics inside The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4...

    Delphine de Vigan: Nothing Holds Back the Night [2014] paperback


    In this moving autobiographical novel, the narrator's mother, Lucile, raises her two daughters largely alone. A former child model from a large Bohemian family, Lucile is younger and more glamorous...

    Herve le Tellier: The Anomaly [2022] paperback


    *PRE-ORDER THE NO. 1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER NOW*WINNER OF THE PRIX GONCOURT. 920,000 COPIES SOLD. AN INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON.'An adventure, a page turner, a bestseller, but also an experimental, highly literary work'...

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