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  • What we're reading this autumnBook recommendations from Faber staff to inspire your autumn reading pile
  • Cats or Dogs?To celebrate the publication of Old Toffer's Book of Consequential Dogs, we asked some of our authors and staff to tell us a little bit about their cats or dogs
  • Extract: Milkman by Anna BurnsRead an excerpt from the Booker Prize-shortlisted novel

featured

  • What we're reading this autumnBook recommendations from Faber staff to inspire your autumn reading pile
  • Cats or Dogs?To celebrate the publication of Old Toffer's Book of Consequential Dogs, we asked some of our authors and staff to tell us a little bit about their cats or dogs
  • Extract: Milkman by Anna BurnsRead an excerpt from the Booker Prize-shortlisted novel

New & Recommended

Paperback Picks

  • The Cry

    The Cry

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    Helen FitzGerald
    9780571342945
    Paperback
    320
    Now a major BBC 1 drama starring Jenna Coleman (Victoria, Dr Who) and Ewen Leslie (Top of the Lake, Safe Harbour), The Cry by Helen Fitzgerald brings a parent's worst nightmare to vivid life.Longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, Helen FitzGerald's acclaimed psychological thriller brings a parent's worst nightmare to vivid life. Taut, dark, and emotional, The Cry follows the story of a missing baby and the investigation that thrusts his mother and father into the spotlight-and threatens to reveal the unthinkable.On a grueling flight from Glasgow to Australia, Joanna copes with what most mothers dread: a newborn that will not stop crying. Ill herself, Joanna tries to soothe baby Noah to no avail, and to the consternation of her fellow passengers. Alistair is finally able to settle his son, but not too long before they have to disembark and begin a long drive to Melbourne.When Noah mysteriously disappears after the couple stops along a lonely roadside, the criminal inquiry becomes a white-hot, global media sensation. As the focus on them intensifies, lies, rumour and innuendo spread, and Joanna and Alistair slowly begin to turn on each other. Someone is hiding the truth. But will knowing the truth bring Noah back?Filled with stunning twists and all-too-realistic scenes from a relationship in crisis, The Cry offers gripping suspense and emotional drama that will keep you guessing all the way to its shocking finish.
  • Sleep No More

    Sleep No More

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    P. D. James
    9780571339884
    Paperback
    192
    The acknowledged 'Queen of Crime', P. D. James, was a past master of the short story, weaving together motifs of the Golden Age of crime-writing with deep psychological insight to create gripping, suspenseful tales. The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories contained four of these perfectly formed stories, and this companion volume contains a further six, published here together for the first time.As the six murderous tales unfold, the dark motive of revenge is revealed at the heart of each. Bullying schoolmasters receive their comeuppance, unhappy marriages and childhoods are avenged, a murder in the small hours of Christmas Day puts an end to the vicious new lord of the manor, and, from the safety of his nursing home, an octogenarian exerts exquisite retribution.The punishments inflicted on the guilty are fittingly severe, but here they are meted out by the unseen forces of natural justice rather than the institutions of the law. Once again, P. D. James shows her expert control of the short-story form, conjuring motives and scenarios with complete conviction, and each with a satisfying twist in the tail.
  • Collusion

    Collusion

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    Luke Harding
    9781783351503
    Paperback
    368
    #1 New York Times Bestseller'It’s a superb piece of work, wonderfully done and essential reading for anyone who cares for his country. Amazing research and brilliantly collated.' John Le Carré 'Collusion is so essential and ... I wish everyone who is skeptical that Russia has leverage over Trump would read it ... Invaluable.' The New York TimesIn Collusion, award-winning journalist Luke Harding reveals the true nature of Trump’s decades-long relationship with Russia and presents the gripping inside story of offshore money, sketchy real-estate deals, a Miss Universe Pageant, mobsters, money laundering, hacking and Kremlin espionage. This book gets to the heart of the biggest political scandal of the modern era, engulfing not just Trump’s White House but threatening a global crisis not seen since the Cold War.
  • Enigma Variations

    Enigma Variations

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    André Aciman
    9780571349685
    Paperback
    288
    From a youthful infatuation with a cabinet maker in a small Italian fishing village, to a passionate yet sporadic affair with a woman in New York, to an obsession with a man he meets at a tennis court, Enigma Variations charts one man’s path through the great loves of his life. Paul’s intense desires, losses and longings draw him closer, not to a defined orientation, but to an understanding that ‘heartache, like love, like low-grade fevers, like the longing to reach out and touch a hand across the table, is easy enough to live down’.André Aciman casts a shimmering light over each facet of desire, to probe how we ache, want and waver, and ultimately how we sometimes falter and let go of the very ones we want the most. We may not know what we want. We may remain enigmas to ourselves and to others. But sooner or later we discover who we’ve always known we were.

Celebrating Miriam Toews

  • Women Talking

    Women Talking

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    Miriam Toews
    9780571340323
    Paperback
    240
    Between 2005 and 2009, in a remote religious Mennonite colony, over a hundred girls and women were knocked unconscious and raped, often repeatedly, by what many thought were ghosts or demons, as a punishment for their sins. As the women tentatively began to share the details of the attacks—waking up sore and bleeding and not understanding why—their stories were chalked up to ‘wild female imagination.’Women Talking is an imagined response to these real events. Eight women, all illiterate, without any knowledge of the world outside their colony and unable even to speak the language of the country they live in, meet secretly in a hayloft with the intention of making a decision about how to protect themselves and their daughters from future harm. They have two days to make a plan, while the men of the colony are away in the city attempting to raise enough money to bail out the rapists (not ghosts as it turns out but local men) and bring them home.How should we live? How should we love? How should we treat one another? How should we organise our societies? These are questions the women in Women Talking ask one another—and Miriam Toews makes them the questions we must all ask ourselves.
  • All My Puny Sorrows

    All My Puny Sorrows

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    Miriam Toews
    9780571340996
    Paperback
    336
    Shortlisted for the Folio Prize 2015Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2015Sunday Times Top Choice Summer ReadElf and Yoli are two smart, loving sisters.Elf is a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, happily married: she wants to die.Yoli is divorced, broke, sleeping with the wrong men: she desperately wants to keep her older sister alive.When Elf's latest suicide attempt leaves her hospitalised weeks before her highly anticipated world tour, Yoli is forced to confront the impossible question of whether it is better to let a loved one go.'The novel she has written - so exquisitely that you'll want to savour every word - reads as if it has been wrenched from her heart.' Christina Patterson, Sunday Times'[Toews] has produced a masterly book of such precise dignity. It is, also against all the odds, at times a desperately humorous novel.' Daily Mail
  • A Complicated Kindness

    A Complicated Kindness

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    Miriam Toews
    9780571341009
    Paperback
    256
    We're Mennonites. As far as I know, we are the most embarrassing sub-sect of people to belong to if you're a teenager.Sixteen-year-old Nomi Nickel longs to hang out with Lou Reed and Marianne Faithfull in New York City's East Village. Instead she's trapped in East Village, Manitoba: a town with no train station, no bar, and where job prospects consist of slaughtering chickens at the Happy Family Farms abattoir.Since her mother and sister have left home, Nomi lives with her father, Ray, a sweet yet hapless schoolteacher. Fighting against the restraints of the town, Nomi's longing for a future of opportunity and hope sets her on course towards a climax at once startling and inevitable.
  • A Boy of Good Breeding

    A Boy of Good Breeding

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    Miriam Toews
    9780571341016
    Paperback
    256
    Knute is a twenty-four-year-old single mother who returns home to Algren with her daughter to look after her father Tom, who has suffered a heart attack. Meanwhile, Hosea Funk, a friend of Tom's and the mayor of Algren has a lot on his mind. The prime minister has promised to pay a visit to whichever town in Canada has the smallest population. Algren has held this position for some time but recent baby booms and returning families, like Knute, threaten to tip Algren over the magic 1500 . . .

Quite Interesting Facts

  • 1,339 QI Facts To Make Your Jaw Drop

    1,339 QI Facts To Make Your Jaw Drop

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    John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin
    9780571308958
    Paperback
    368
    Following the sensational success of 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off, the QI team returns with a fresh stack of facts to astonish and enlighten.Pigs suffer from anorexia. Wagner always wore pink silk underwear. Rugby School's first official rugby kit in 1871 included a bow tie. Lord Kitchener had four spaniels called Shot, Bang, Miss and Damn. It is impossible to whistle in a spacesuit. J. K Rowling has no middle name. The first computer mouse was made of wood.If there are any facts you don't believe, or if you want to know more about them, all the sources can be found on QI's website.
  • 1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off

    1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off

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    John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin
    Out Of Stock
    9780571297931
    Paperback
    336
    Did you know that: cows moo in regional accents; the entire internet weighs less than a grain of sand; the dialling code from Britain to Russia is 007; potatoes have more chromosomes than human beings; the London Underground has made more money from its famous map than it has from running trains; Tintin is called Tantan in Japanese because TinTin is pronounced 'Chin chin' and means penis; the water in the mouth of a blue whale weighs more than its body; Scotland has twice as many pandas as Conservative MPs; Saddam's bunker was designed by the grandson of the woman who built Hitler's bunker; Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981, it is explicitly illegal in Britain to use a machinegun to kill a hedgehog. 1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off will make you look at the universe (and your socks) in an alarming new way.
  • 1,234 QI Facts to Leave You Speechless

    1,234 QI Facts to Leave You Speechless

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    John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin
    Out Of Stock
    9780571329830
    Paperback
    352
    The QI team have blown your socks off, made your jaw drop and knocked you sideways. Now they return with 1,234 brand-new mind-blowing facts that will leave you speechless.- Flowers get suntans.- Denmark imports prisoners.- Bees can fly higher than Mount Everest.- The Republic of Ireland first got postcodes in 2015.- Martin Luther King Jr got a C+ in Public Speaking.- No one in the UK dies of 'natural causes'.- Penguins can't taste fish.
  • 2,024 QI Facts To Stop You In Your Tracks

    2,024 QI Facts To Stop You In Your Tracks

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    John Lloyd, James Harkin, Anne Miller
    9780571348961
    Paperback
    576
    QI is the smartest comedy show on British television. Here creator John Lloyd and QI elves James Harkin and Anne Miller bring together 2,024 brain-tickling brand new facts to stop you in your tracks...Humans glow in the dark.The Pope drives a blue Ford Focus.One of the moons of Uranus is called Margaret.Scottish football referees are sponsored by Specsavers.Dogs visiting US National Parks can be certified as Bark Rangers.The world’s smallest computer is smaller than a grain of sand.Candyfloss was invented by a dentist.Nobody knows who named the Earth.