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 Literary

The stunning debut novel, from the author of A Little Life.It is 1950 when Norton Perina, a young doctor, embarks on an expedition to a remote Micronesian island in search of a rumoured lost tribe. There he encounters a strange group of forest dwellers who appear to have attai... read more

The People in the Trees
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 Literary

About to go to trial for defrauding the banks of millions, con man and corporate criminal Siegfried Heidl offers broke writer Kif Kehlmann a deal he can't refuse- $10,000 for Kehlmann to ghost write his memoir in six weeks. As the deadline draws closer and Heidl grows increasingly er... read more

First Person

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 Literary

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALISTNBCC JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FINALISTONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES'S MOST NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2017ONE OF THE WASHINGTON POST'S MOST NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2017ONE OF NPR'S 'GREAT READS' OF 2017A USA TODAY BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AN AMAZ... read more

My Absolute Darling

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 Literary

Gillian Cross's brilliant retellings and Neil Packer's clever illustrations bring to life Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, two of the greatest stories ever told.
When first published Walker’s versions of the Iliad and the Odyssey attracted attention both for the qualit... read more

Homer's Iliad and Odyssey

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 Literary

Awards:WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 A Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2017 A San Francisco Chronicle Top Ten Book of 2017 Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award and the California Book Award.

A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (The New York Times Book Review). WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE National Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 A Washingto... read more

Less: A Novel

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 Literary

Peter Collie is adrift in the wake of his wife's death. His attempts to understand the turn his life has taken lead him back to the past, to dismaying events on an Amsterdam houseboat in the seventies, returning to New Zealand and meeting Moira, an amateur painter who carried secrets of... read more

The New Ships

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 Literary

How to tell a shattered story? By slowly becoming everybody. No. By slowly becoming everything.' In a city graveyard, a resident unrolls a threadbare Persian carpet between two graves. On a concrete sidewalk, a baby appears quite suddenly, a little after midnight, ... read more

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

'Beautiful, gothic and powerfully mysterious.' ESQUIRE 'One of the most original and intriguing books you'll read this year.' MAIL ON SUNDAY
'His best to date.' DAVID MITCHELL
Ryunosuke Akutagawa was one of Japan's great writers - author of ... read more

Patient X : The Case-Book of Ryunosuke Akutagawa

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 Literary

'One of Ireland's great novelists' Roddy Doyle 'Wrings the heart' Bernard MacLaverty 'A mighty book' Frank McGuinness 'Extraordinary, raw and moving a chronicle of pain and powerlessness as could be written' Lisa McInerneyThe world is shrouded in snow. With transport grou... read more

Travelling in a Strange Land

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 Literary

Series:Popular Penguins

Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre to this day entrances readers with its passionate portrayal of a woman struggling to make a life for herself in a cruel and indifferent world. As orphan Jane becomes governess at Thornfield Hall, she falls in love with her employer, Mr Rochester,... read more

Jane Eyre (Popular Penguin)

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 Literary

Inspired by a letter found tucked inside her famous husband's papers, The Birdman's Wife imagines the fascinating inner life of Elizabeth Gould, who was so much more than just the woman behind the man. Elizabeth was a woman ahead of her time, juggling the demands of her artistic l... read more

The Birdman's Wife

A generous and hugely insightful biographical sketch, it explores his relationship with his homeland of Japan, reflections on his own novels and an insight into some of his inspirations, from the worlds of writing, music and... read more

My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs (The Nobel Lecture)