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  • The Grip of Film

    The Grip of Film

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    Richard Ayoade
    9780571316564
    Paperback
    368
    You SLUG the guy.You KISS the dame. You TOTAL the car.That's movies. And I love 'em.Gordy LaSure’s passionate about film. He eats film, he drinks film, and sometimes he’ll even watch a film. But most of all he loves talking about film, and how they’d be a shit-ton better if only people would pull their asses out of their ears and listen to Gordy LaSure.The voyage of this book can be categorised as 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 shot of Wherefore on the side. And he doesn’t shoot from the hip; he shoots from the gut.
  • A Book of Untruths

    A Book of Untruths

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    Miranda Doyle
    9780571331680
    Paperback
    272
    A Book of Untruths is a family story told through lies. This is a book about love, marriage, childhood, ageing, and the terrible acts we commit, remember and forget. It is about how we build a sense of ourselves through the stories we tell and the memories we shape. Shocking, invigorating and revelatory, A Book of Untruths shows that with every breath we take, another untruth may come out.
  • The City Always Wins

    The City Always Wins

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    Omar Robert Hamilton
    9780571332663
    Paperback
    320
    *** Shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize 2018 ***Egypt, 2011: this is a revolution. On the streets of Cairo, a violent uprising is transforming the course of history. Mariam and Khalil, two young activists, are swept up in the fervour. Their lives will never be the same again. The City Always Wins captures the feverish intensity of the 2011 Egyptian revolution ­­– from the euphoria of mass protests, to the silence of the morgue – piercing the bloody heart of the uprising.
  • English, August: An Indian Story

    English, August: An Indian Story

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    Upamanyu Chatterjee
    9780571345892
    Paperback
    352
    Agastya Sen, known to friends by the English name August, is a child of the Indian elite. His friends go to Yale and Harvard. August himself has just landed a prize government job, which takes him to Madna – a town with the highest temperatures in India – deep in the sticks. There he finds himself surrounded by incompetents and cranks, time wasters, bureaucrats, and crazies. What to do? Get stoned, shirk work, collapse in the heat, stare at the ceiling. Dealing with the locals turns out to be much easier than living with himself. English, August is a comic masterpiece from contemporary India.

Nobel Prize-Winning Kazuo Ishiguro

  • Never Let Me Go

    Never Let Me Go

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    Kazuo Ishiguro
    9780571258093
    Paperback
    304
    The top ten bestseller from the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Remains of the DayShortlisted for the Man Booker PrizeIn one of the most acclaimed novels of recent years, Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewed version of contemporary England. Narrated by Kathy, now thirty-one, Never Let Me Go dramatises her attempts to come to terms with her childhood at the seemingly idyllic Hailsham School and with the fate that has always awaited her and her closest friends in the wider world. A story of love, friendship and memory, Never Let Me Go is charged throughout with a sense of the fragility of life.
  • The Remains of the Day (Faber Modern Classics)

    The Remains of the Day (Faber Modern Classics)

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    Kazuo Ishiguro
    9780571322732
    Paperback
    272
    The Remains of the Day won the 1989 Booker Prize and cemented Kazuo Ishiguro's place as one of the world's greatest writers. David Lodge, chairman of the judges in 1989, said, it's 'a cunningly structured and beautifully paced performance'. This is a haunting evocation of lost causes and lost love, and an elegy for England at a time of acute change. Ishiguro's work has been translated into more than forty languages and has sold millions of copies worldwide. Stevens, the long-serving butler of Darlington Hall, embarks on a leisurely holiday that will take him deep into the countryside, but also into his own past. Reflecting on his years of service, he must re-examine his life in the face of changing Britain, and question whether his dignity and properness have come at a greater cost to himself.
  • The Buried Giant (Faber Members)

    The Buried Giant (Faber Members)

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    Kazuo Ishiguro
    9780571325689
    Paperback
    352
    Faber's first Collectors' Edition presents Kazuo Ishiguro's new novel in a beautifully-made and exclusive volume. Our Collectors' edition of The Buried Giant has been printed by the traditional lithographic method on a small, sheetfed, Heidelberg press, using premium cream woodfree paper. Each volume is sewn and bound by hand, using a quarter-bound case of real cloth and printed panels front and back, with gold foiling and lamination. The books are finished with full colour printed endpapers, head and tail bands and a ribbon marker. 'There's a journey we must go on, and no more delay...' The extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize winning The Remains of the Day. The Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But at least the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. The Buried Giant begins as a couple, Axl and Beatrice, set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen for years. They expect to face many hazards - some strange and other-worldly - but they cannot yet foresee how their journey will reveal to them dark and forgotten corners of their love for one another. Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge and war.
  • An Artist of the Floating World

    An Artist of the Floating World

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    Kazuo Ishiguro
    9780571330386
    Paperback
    224
    Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2017Shortlisted for the Booker Prize1948: Japan is rebuilding her cities after the calamity of World War II, her people putting defeat behind them and looking to the future. The celebrated painter Masuji Ono fills his days attending to his garden, his two grown daughters and his grandson, and his evenings drinking with old associates in quiet lantern-lit bars. His should be a tranquil retirement. But as his memories continually return to the past - to a life and a career deeply touched by the rise of Japanese militarism - a dark shadow begins to grow over his serenity.

Pride Month 2018

  • The Man With Night Sweats

    The Man With Night Sweats

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    Thom Gunn
    9780571162574
    Paperback
    96
    Thom Gunn's The Man with Night Sweats shows him writing at the height of his powers, equally in command of classical forms and of looser, more colloquial measures, and ready to address a wide range of themes, both intimate and social. The book ends with a set of poems about the deaths of friends from AIDS. With their unflinching directness, compassion and grace, they are among the most moving statements yet to have been provoked by the disease.
  • Nightwood (Faber Modern Classics)

    Nightwood (Faber Modern Classics)

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    Djuna Barnes
    9780571322862
    Paperback
    192
    Nightwood tells the stories of the love-lives of a group of Americans and Europeans in Paris in the 1920s - an exotic, night-time underworld, eccentric, seedy and beautiful. One of the earliest novels to explicitly portray homosexuality, the influence of Djuna Barnes's novel has been, and continues to be, exceptional. Nightwood is not only a classic of modernist literature, but was also acknowledged by T. S. Eliot as one of the great novels of the twentieth century.
  • Soho

    Soho

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    Richard Scott
    9780571338917
    Paperback
    88
    In this intimate and vital debut, Richard Scott creates an uncompromising portrait of love and gay shame. Examining how trauma becomes a part of the language we use, Scott takes us back to our roots: childhood incidents, the violence our scars betray, forgotten forebears and histories. The hungers of sexual encounters are underscored by the risks that threaten when we give ourselves to or accept another. But the poems celebrate joy and tenderness, too, as in a sequence re-imagining the love poetry of Verlaine. The collection crescendos to Scott's tour de force, 'Oh My Soho!', where a night stroll under the street lamps of Soho Square becomes a search for true lineage, a reclamation of stolen ancestors, hope for healing, and, above all, the finding of our truest selves.
  • Conundrum

    Conundrum

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    Jan Morris
    9780571341139
    Paperback
    160
    As one of Britain’s best and most-loved travel writers, Jan Morris has led an extraordinary life. Perhaps her most remarkable work is this grippingly honest account of her ten-year transition from man to woman – its pains and joys, its frustrations and discoveries. On first publication in 1974, the book generated enormous interest around the world, and was chosen by The Times as one of the ‘100 Key Books of Our Time’.