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Founded in 1929 in London, Faber & Faber is one of the world’s great independent publishing houses. Featuring books by no fewer than twelve Nobel Laureates and six Booker Prize-winners with illustrious names such as T. S. Eliot, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Samuel Beckett, Seamus Heaney, Kazuo Ishiguro and Simon Armitage; we are proud to publish the finest writers in the arts and literary world.

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  • Nervous Conditions

    Nervous Conditions

    Tsitsi Dangarembga
    9780571368129
    Paperback
    304
    FROM THE BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF THIS MOURNABLE BODY, ONE OF THE BBC'S 100 WOMEN FOR 2020 'UNFORGETTABLE' Alice Walker 'THIS IS THE BOOK WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR' Doris Lessing 'A UNIQUE AND VALUABLE BOOK.' Booklist 'AN ABSORBING PAGE-TURNER' Bloomsbury Review 'A MASTERPIECE' Madeleine Thien 'ARRESTING' Kwame Anthony Appiah Two decades before Zimbabwe would win independence and ended white minority rule, thirteen-year-old Tambudzai Sigauke embarks on her education. On her shoulders rest the economic hopes of her parents, siblings, and extended family, and within her burns the desire for independence. A timeless coming-of-age tale, and a powerful exploration of cultural imperialism, Nervous Conditions charts Tambu's journey to personhood in a nation that is also emerging. 'With its searing observations, devastating exploration of the state of “not being”, wicked humour and astonishing immersion into the mind of a young woman growing up and growing old before her time, the novel is a masterpiece.' Madelein Thien
  • The Rapture

    The Rapture

    Claire McGlasson
    9780571345199
    Paperback
    368
    ‘Poignant' Sunday Times‘Gripping.' Metro‘Fascinating.’ The Times‘Enrapturing.' Red MagazineMiss Dilys Barltrop is a devoted member of The Panacea Society, a cult populated almost entirely by virtuous single women.When she strikes up a friendship with Grace – a new recruit – God finally seems to be smiling upon her. But Dilys is wary of her leader’s zealotry, and fearful of those who watch her every move, hoping for a sign of the deep and terrible failings she struggles to keep hidden. Faith is supplanted by doubt, and as both women come to question what is true and fear what is real, Dilys will have to learn the true cost of absolute devotion...
  • Thinking Again

    Thinking Again

    Jan Morris
    9780571357666
    Paperback
    224
    Necrophilia is not one of my failings, but I do like graveyards and memorial stones and such...Following the publication In My Mind's Eye, her acclaimed first volume of diaries, a Radio 4 Book of the Week in 2018, Jan Morris continued to write her daily musings. From her home in the North West of Wales, the author of classics such as Venice and Trieste cast her eye over modern life in all its stupidity and glory.From her daily thousand paces to the ongoing troubles of Brexit, from her enduring love for America to the wonders of the natural world, and from the vagaries and ailments of old age to the beauty of youth, she once again displays her determined belief in embracing life and creativity - all kindness and marmalade.
  • Selected Poems of Thom Gunn

    Selected Poems of Thom Gunn

    Thom Gunn
    9780571365081
    Paperback
    336
    Thom Gunn has been described as ‘one of the most singular and compelling poets in English during the past half-century’ (TLS). This Selected Poems, compiled by his friend Clive Wilmer and accompanied by insightful notes, is the first edition to represent the full arc of Gunn’s inimitable career. ‘The poetry of Thom Gunn was much admired in his lifetime, and at the same time often misunderstood and underestimated. The scale of his achievement, and its uniqueness – a masterful Elizabethan lyric poet writing in the second half of the twentieth century – is just now becoming properly appreciated. Anonymous in voice, even in the service of the most intimate subject matter, acute in observation, particularly the urban experience, with San Francisco the principal site, Gunn is not merely the poet of the druggy ’60s in California or the plague of the AIDS epidemic, but of the deeper-running themes, shared by Shakespeare, Baudelaire, William Carlos Williams and all his greatest exemplars, of the artist’s moral and imaginative engagement with the world as it actually is, in the broadest possible sense, not as contemporary fashion might have it be. Which strikes me, who knew and loved the man and poet, as a kind of heroism.’ August Kleinzahler‘Thom Gunn smuggled the lyric tradition out of post-war Britain, and gave it cool, gracious renaissance in California. His poetry evokes the wild life of the body with madrigal-like elegance.’ Fiona Sampson‘Gunn’s work illustrates with unusual clarity some of the debates poetry in English has pursued in [the twentieth] century – form versus improvisation, diction versus talk, the American way versus the English tradition, even, at times, authenticity versus art. To contain these contradictory impulses and . . . to have generated a body of work which anybody wanting to understand the period and identify some of its best poems will find essential reading – this is quite an achievement.’ Sean O’Brien

Faber Stories

  • Cosmopolitan

    Cosmopolitan

    Akhil Sharma
    Last 5 in stock
    9780571351787
    Paperback
    64
    Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles. As he stood up, he suddenly felt aroused by Mrs Shaw’s large breasts, boy’s haircut, and little-girl sneakers. Even her nostrils suggested a frank sexuality. Gopal wanted to put his hands on her waist and pull her toward him. And then he realized that he had.Gopal Maurya’s wife has left him, preferring to seek enlightenment in an ashram in India. But when his neighbour comes to borrow his lawnmower, Gopal thinks he might find something similar right here in New Jersey. Armed with Cosmopolitan magazine as his bible, he embarks on a quest for suburban romance.Bringing together past, present and future in our ninetieth year, Faber Stories is a celebratory compendium of collectable work.
  • Mrs Fox

    Mrs Fox

    Sarah Hall
    Last 4 in stock
    9780571351961
    Paperback
    48
    Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles. Walking ahead of him on the heath, his wife turns to look at him over her shoulder, ‘Topaz eyes glinting. Scorched face. Vixen.’In language harvested from nature, Sarah Hall tells a story of metamorphosis, of wildness and fecundity, and of a man reaching for reason, who cannot let go of the creature he loves.Bringing together past, present and future in our ninetieth year, Faber Stories is a celebratory compendium of collectable work.
  • Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine

    Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine

    Thom Jones
    Last 3 in stock
    9780571351978
    Paperback
    64
    Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles. He met Liston’s gaze but found it almost impossible to sustain eye contact. Soon it became an exercise in the control of fear. Sonny Liston gave Kid Dynamite the slightest hint of a smile and winked.In the build-up to a fight, Kid Dynamite’s head swirls – with thoughts of his estranged father, his difficult relationship with his stepfather, the time he met his hero, and the sense that his own life is reaching a moment of change. A masterclass in tone, atmosphere and control, ‘Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine’ pays testimony to Thom Jones’s unique talent for the short-story form.Bringing together past, present and future in our ninetieth year, Faber Stories is a celebratory compendium of collectable work.
  • A River in Egypt

    A River in Egypt

    David Means
    Last 3 in stock
    9780571352494
    Paperback
    48
    Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles. In his masterful story ‘A River in Egypt’, David Means paints a portrait of a moment. Cavanaugh and his young son are suspended; trapped in what a nurse calls ‘the sweat chamber’, where the boy will be tested for cystic fibrosis.Cavanaugh has brought distractions – spasmodic action figures, malformed toy trucks – but they do little to alter the frustration of the sick child screaming, or to alleviate the anxiety of the time spent waiting for ‘some exactitude in the form of a diagnosis’.Bringing together past, present and future in our ninetieth year, Faber Stories is a celebratory compendium of collectable work.

Children's & Young Adult

  • While We Can't Hug

    While We Can't Hug

    Eoin McLaughlin
    9780571365593
    Paperback
    32
    The bestselling and heart-warming picture book that shows us ways to be affectionate while social distancing, from the team behind The Hug.Hedgehog and Tortoise were the best of friends. They wanted to give each other a great, big hug. But they weren't allowed to touch. "Don't worry," said Owl. "There are lots of ways to show someone you love them." So the two friends wave to each other, blow kisses, sing songs, dance around and write letters. And even though they can't hug and they can't touch, they both know that they are loved. A gorgeous, uplifting, inspiring picture book that makes social distancing fun!
  • When Stars are Scattered

    When Stars are Scattered

    Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed
    9780571363858
    Paperback
    264
    A heart-wrenching true story about life in a Kenyan refugee camp that will restore your faith in real-life happy endings.Omar and his brother Hassan, two Somali boys, have spent a long time in the Dadaab refugee camp. Separated from their mother, they are looked after by a friendly stranger. Life in the camp isn’t always easy. The hunger is constant . . . but there’s football to look forward to, and now there’s a chance Omar will get to go to school . . .With a heart-wrenching fairytale ending, this incredible true story is brought to life by Victoria’s stunning illustrations. This book perfectly depicts life in a refugee camp for 8-12 year olds.‘Does everything one can ask of a book, and then some.’ Kirkus‘Fantastic graphic novel.’ The New York Times Book Review‘Sensitive and poignant.’ School Library Journal‘Not to be missed.’ Booklist
  • Richard Scarry's Best Busy Year Ever

    Richard Scarry's Best Busy Year Ever

    Richard Scarry
    9780571361205
    Paperback
    72
    Scarry captures all the hustle and bustle of Busytown through a series of delightful, brightly illustrated stories. Flossie, Big Hilda, Mother Cat, Squeaky Mouse and a cast of Scarry's most popular characters are off to pick spring flowers, watch fireworks at the Pig family picnic, help the postman deliver letters, and celebrate holidays, family and friends. This is the perfect introduction to everyday grown-up life – ever!
  • Two Terrible Vikings

    Two Terrible Vikings

    Francesca Simon
    9780571349494
    Paperback
    160
    This viking duo will give Horrid Henry a run for his money!What if your parents WANTED you to behave badly?Set in the snowy fjords of a Viking kingdom, the terrible twins, Hack and Whack, are proud to be the best worst vikings. Nothing stops the marauding pair as they steal boats, loot a birthday party, track a troll and sail off to raid Bad Island with their friends Twisty Pants and Dirty Ulf.Well, almost nothing . . .With whip-smart dialogue, and accompanied by Dennis the Menace style anarchic cartoon imagery, this series is as sharp, funny and compelling as you would expect from the reigning Queen of Comedy.