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  • The Restless Kings

    The Restless Kings

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    Nick Barratt
    9780571329113
    Paperback
    336
    'A vivid and humane study of the Plantagenets' diabolical and devious first family - a real joy to read.' Dan Jones, author of The PlantagenetsIn The Restless Kings Nick Barratt presents the tumultuous struggle for supremacy between the first Plantagenet king, Henry II, and his four sons. This conflict tore apart the most powerful family in Western Europe and shaped the future of both Britain and France, with a significance which still resonates today. Exploring the personalities and crises facing this extraordinary family, The Restless Kings brings to life some of the most remarkable, complex, flawed and brilliant monarchs ever to have sat on the English throne, and will challenge everything you thought you knew about the medieval world.
  • Freshwater

    Freshwater

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    Akwaeke Emezi
    9780571345403
    Paperback
    240
    ‘Completely blew me away.’ Daisy Johnson, author of Everything Under‘One of the most dazzling debuts I’ve ever read.’ Taiye Selasi, author of Ghana Must Go ‘I’m urging everyone to read it.’ Sophie Mackintosh, author of The Water CureAda has always been unusual. Her parents prayed her into existence, but something must have gone awry. Their troubled child begins to develop separate selves and is prone to fits of anger and grief.When Ada grows up and heads to college in America, a traumatic event crystallises the selves into something more powerful. As Ada fades into the background of her own mind, these ‘alters’ – now protective, now hedonistic – take control, shifting her life in a dangerous direction.
  • Sleepless Nights

    Sleepless Nights

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    Elizabeth Hardwick
    9780571346998
    Paperback
    144
    ‘A series of fleeting images and memories ... united by the high intelligence and beauty of Hardwick’s prose.’ - Sally RooneyI am alone here in New York, no longer a we ... First published in 1979, Sleepless Nights is a unique collage of fiction and memoir, letters and essays, portraits and dreams. It is more than the story of a life: it is Elizabeth Hardwick's experience of womanhood in the twentieth century. Escaping her childhood home of Kentucky, the narrator arrives at a bohemian hotel in Manhattan filled with 'drunks, actors, gamblers ... love and alcohol and clothes on the floor.' Here begin the erotic affairs and dinner parties, the abortions and heartbreaks, the friendships and 'people I have buried'. Here are luminous sketches of characters she has met that illuminate the era's racism, sexism, and poverty. Above all, here is prose blurring into poetry, language to lose - and perhaps to find - yourself in.Society tries to write these lives before they are lived. It does not always succeed.
  • Panic & Joy

    Panic & Joy

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    Emma Brockes
    9780571354801
    Paperback
    320
    Emma Brockes is thirty-seven, lives alone, and wants children. She is in a relationship (good!) but they aren’t doing the parenting together (weird!). Emma needs sperm, a doctor, and not to bankrupt herself. And that’s just the beginning – there are a million choices to make when taking the untraditional route to motherhood. Then there’s the uninvited opinions, scolding and general hysteria that always accompanies a woman’s decision to have (or not to have) children. With generous heart and humour, Panic & Joy examines essential questions about motherhood and the modern family.

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  • Three Poems

    Three Poems

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    Hannah Sullivan
    9780571337675
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    80
    WINNER OF THE 2018 T S ELIOT PRIZE FOR POETRYHannah Sullivan’s debut collection is a revelation – three long poems of fresh ambition, intensity and substance. Though each poem stands apart, their inventive and looping encounters make for a compelling unity. ‘You, Very Young in New York’ captures a great American city, in all its alluring detail. It is a wry and tender study of romantic possibility, disappointment, and the obduracy of innocence. ‘Repeat until Time' begins with a move to California and unfolds into an essay on repetition and returning home, at once personal and philosophical. ‘The Sandpit after Rain’ explores the birth of a child and the loss of a father with exacting clarity. In Three Poems, readers will experience Sullivan's work with the same exhilaration as they might the great modernising poems of Eliot and Pound, but with the unique perspective of a brilliant new female voice.
  • Milkman

    Milkman

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    Anna Burns
    9780571338757
    Paperback
    368
    WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2019SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION 2019‘Blazing.’ Daily Telegraph‘Outstanding.’ New Statesman‘A triumph.’ Guardian ‘Utterly compelling.’ Irish Times ‘The best Booker winner in years.’ MetroIn an unnamed city, where to be interesting is dangerous, an eighteen-year-old woman has attracted the unwanted and unavoidable attention of a powerful and frightening older man, 'Milkman'. In this community, where suggestions quickly become fact, where gossip and hearsay can lead to terrible consequences, what can she do to stop a rumour once it has started? Milkman is persistent, the word is spreading, and she is no longer in control . . .
  • The Immeasurable World

    The Immeasurable World

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    William Atkins
    9780571319749
    Paperback
    416
    WINNER OF THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL WRITING AWARD 2019One third of the earth’s land surface is desert, much of it desolate and inhospitable. What is it about this harsh environment that has captivated humankind throughout history? Travelling to five continents over three years, William Atkins discovers a realm that is as much internal as physical. From the contested borderlands of the USA to Australia’s nuclear test zones, via Nevada’s riotous Burning Man festival and the ancient monasteries of Egypt, he illuminates the people, history, nature and symbolism of these remarkable but often volatile places.
  • Normal People

    Normal People

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    Sally Rooney
    9780571334650
    Paperback
    288
    THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES AND TOP FIVE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA BBC ONE DRAMA ADAPTATION CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTIONWINNER OF THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2018WINNER OF THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS NOVEL OF THE YEARWINNER OF NOVEL OF THE YEAR AND BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDSWINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS INTERNATIONAL AUTHOR OF THE YEARLONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation – awkward but electrifying – something life-changing begins. Normal People is a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find they can’t.'The literary phenomenon of the decade.' – GuardianSHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL ENCORE PRIZE 2019LONGLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2019