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  • Caroline's Bikini

    Caroline's Bikini

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    Kirsty Gunn
    9780571339341
    Paperback
    352
    Caroline’s Bikini is the tale of a classic love affair; a swirling cocktail of obsession and imagination.The moment that Evan Gordonstone – a successful middle-aged financier – meets Caroline Beresford – a glamorous housewife, hostess and landlady – he falls into unrequited love, a story as old as Western literature itself. Evan recounts the tale of his infatuation to his friend Emily, and thus begins a hypnotic series of conversations set against the backdrop of West London bars, fuelled in intensity by endless G&Ts. From the depths of midwinter to July’s hot swelter, Evan’s retelling of his passion for Caroline will take him to the brink of his own destruction.
  • 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.
  • To Provide All People

    To Provide All People

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    Owen Sheers
    9780571348084
    Paperback
    128
    ‘Should be made compulsory reading . . . If it were up to me this clear-sighted yet emotionally charged hymn to the NHS would be added to the curriculum in every high school from Land’s End to John O’Groats with immediate effect.’ i newspaper July 2018 marked the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service Act. To Provide All People is the intimate story of the NHS in British society today, written by novelist, poet and dramatist Owen Sheers. Depicting 24 hours, with a regional hospital at the centre of the action, the poem charts an emotional and philosophical map of the NHS against the personal experiences that lie at its heart; from patients to surgeons, porters to midwives. This is a world of transformative pains, triumphs, losses and celebrations and joins us all in our universal experiences of health and sickness, birth and death, regardless of race, gender or wealth.Informed by over seventy hours of interviews, the work is punctuated with the historical narrative of the birth of the NHS Act. To Provide All People was filmed by Vox Pictures/BBC Wales.
  • Unsheltered

    Unsheltered

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    Barbara Kingsolver
    9780571347025
    Paperback
    544
    Meet Willa Knox, a woman who stands braced against a world which seems to hold little mercy for her and her family – or their old, crumbling house, falling down around them. Willa’s two grown-up children, a new-born grandchild, and her ailing father-in-law have all moved in at a time when life seems at its most precarious. But when Willa discovers that a pioneering female scientist lived on the same street in the 1800s, could this historical connection be enough to save their home from ruin? And can Willa, despite the odds, keep her family together?

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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