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  • Lapvona

    £14.99

    Lapvona

    Little Marek, the abused and delusional son of the village shepherd, never knew his mother; his father told him she died in childbirth. One of life’s few consolations for Marek is his enduring bond with the blind village midwife, Ina, who suckled him when he was a baby. Ina’s gifts extend beyond childcare: she possesses a unique ability to communicate with the natural world. Her gift often brings her the transmission of sacred knowledge on levels far beyond those available to other villagers, however religious they might be. For some people, Ina’s home in the woods outside the village is a place to fear and to avoid, a godless place. Among their number is Father Barnabas, the town priest and lackey for the depraved lord and governor, Villiam, whose hilltop manor contains a secret embarrassment of riches.

    SKU: 9781787333826 Category: Tag:
    £14.99
  • Nettleblack

    £12.99

    Nettleblack

    A neo-Victorian queer farce that follows a runaway heir/ess and an organisation of crime-fighting misfits as they struggle with the misdeeds besieging a rural English town.

    SKU: 9781838390068 Category: Tag:
    £12.99
  • Shooting Martha

    £9.99

    Shooting Martha

    Celebrated director Jack Drake can’t get through his latest film (his most personal yet) without his wife Martha’s support. The only problem is, she’s dead. When Jack sees Betty Dean – actress, mother, trainwreck – playing the part of a crazed nun on stage in an indie production of The Devils, he is struck dumb by her resemblance to Martha. Desperate to find a way to complete his masterpiece, he hires her to go and stay in his house in France and resuscitate Martha in the role of ‘loving spouse’. But as Betty spends her days roaming the large, sunlit rooms of Jack’s mansion – filled to the brim with odd treasures and the occasional crucifix – and her evenings playing the part of Martha over scripted video calls with Jack, she finds her method acting taking her to increasingly dark places.

    £9.99
  • Hollow

    £9.99

    Hollow

    This is an epic odyssey following a group of mercenaries hired to deliver a church’s ultimate power – a sacred oracle – as the decadence of carnival gives way to the gravity of lent and the mystic landscape grows ravenous – all set within a Bosch painting. The history of art contains no more imaginative or mysterious paintings that the landscapes of Hieronymus Bosch. Art historians ask where the weird creatures depicted there came from, and so too do the central characters of Hollow as they fight their way across these landscapes and encounter these creatures. Author Brian Catling engages fully with Bosch’s vision and climb imaginatively into it.

    £9.99
  • Joan

    £16.99

    Joan

    France is mired in a losing war against England. Its people are starving. Its king is in hiding. And out of the chaos, an unlikely heroine is emerging. Reckless, steel-willed and brilliant, Joan has survived a childhood steeped in both joy and violence to claim an extraordinary – and fragile – position at the head of the French army. The battlefield and the royal court are full of dangers alike, and Joan finds herself under suspicion from all sides – as well as under threat from her own ambition.

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    £16.99
  • Portrait of the Spy As a Young Man

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    Portrait of the Spy As a Young Man

    1941: a teenage William Catesby leaves Cambridge to join the army and support the war effort. Parachuted into Occupied France as an SOE officer, he witnesses tragedies and remarkable feats of bravery during the French Resistance. 2014: now in his 90s, Catesby recounts his life to his granddaughter for the first time. Their interviews weave together the historical, the personal and the emotional, skipping across different decades and continents to reveal a complex and conflicted man. Catesby’s incredible story recounts a life of spying and the trauma of war, but also lost love, yearning, and hope for the future.

    £8.99
  • The Bloodless Boy

    £9.99

    The Bloodless Boy

    London, 1678. New Year’s Day. The body of a young boy, drained of his blood and with a sequence of numbers inscribed on his skin, is discovered on the bank of the Fleet River. With London gripped by hysteria, where rumours of Catholic plots and sinister foreign assassins abound, Sir Edmund Bury Godfrey, the powerful Justice of Peace for Westminster, is certain of Catholic guilt in the crime. He enlists Robert Hooke, the Curator of Experiments of the Royal Society, and his assistant, Harry Hunt, to help. Hooke and Hunt must discover why the boy was murdered. Moreover, what does the cipher mean?

    SKU: 9781685890049 Category: Tag:
    £9.99
  • My Turn to Make the Tea

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    My Turn to Make the Tea

    The third of Monica Dickens’ autobiographical books describes her time as cub reporter on the Downingham Post, a long established small-town paper with a steady circulation and not much sympathy with the innovations of its junior reporter.

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    £9.99
  • We Are Not Like Them

    £8.99

    We Are Not Like Them

    THE MOST IMPORTANT NOVEL YOU’LL READ THIS YEAR

    ‘Harrowing and heartening in equal measure, this book is a breathtaking tale of racial fissures, fury and friendship’ David Lammy, MP and author of Tribes

    £8.99
  • Of Saints and Miracles

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    Of Saints and Miracles

    Marcelino lives alone in his parents’ farm, set deep in the beautiful but impoverished countryside of northern Spain. It’s the place where he grew up, the place where he doted on his beloved baby brother, the place where he protected his mother from their father’s drunken rages. But when Marcelino’s brother tricks him out of his house and land, a moment of anger sparks a chain of events that can’t be reversed. Marcelino flees to the wild peaks of rural Asturias, becoming a cult hero as he evades authorities. Into this, Astur interweaves family tales and fables about the sun and the moon, of death and love, and offers glimpses into the lives of other villagers and the history of their community. Astur’s poetic language and seamless blend of folkloric lyricism and the grotesque renders this book a treasure for the reader.

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    £12.99
  • Orphans of the Storm

    £8.99

    Orphans of the Storm

    Nice, 1911: After three years of marriage, young seamstress Marcela Caretto has finally had enough. Her husband, Michael, an ambitious tailor, has become cruel and controlling and she determines to get a divorce. But while awaiting the judges’ decision on the custody of their two small boys, Michael receives news that changes everything. Meanwhile, fun-loving New York socialite Margaret Hays is touring Europe with some friends. Restless, she resolves to head home aboard the most celebrated steamer in the world – RMS Titanic. As the ship sets sail for America, carrying two infants bearing false names, the paths of Marcela, Michael and Margaret cross – and nothing will ever be the same again.

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    £8.99
  • Lily

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    Lily

    Abandoned at the gates of a London park one winter’s night in 1850, baby Lily Mortimer is saved by a young police constable and taken to the London Foundling Hospital. Lily is fostered by an affectionate farming family in rural Suffolk, enjoying a brief childhood idyll before she is returned to the Hospital, where she is punished for her rebellious spirit. Released into the harsh world of Victorian London, Lily becomes a favoured employee at Belle Prettywood’s Wig Emporium, but all the while she is hiding a dreadful secret. Across the years, policeman Sam Trench keeps watch over the young woman he once saved. When Sam meets Lily again, there is an instant attraction between them and Lily is convinced that Sam holds the key to her happiness – but might he also be the one to uncover her crime and so condemn her to death?

    £8.99