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The Booker Prize 2021 Longlist

Passage North, A
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Passage North, A

£14.99 - Hardback

Second Place: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021
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Second Place: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021

£14.99 - Hardback

Promise, The: LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021
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Promise, The: LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021

£16.99 - Hardback

Sweetness of Water, The: Longlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize
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Sweetness of Water, The: Longlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize

£18.99 - Hardback

Signed First Edition: Klara and the Sun
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Signed First Edition: Klara and the Sun

£20.00 - Hardback

Town Called Solace, A: LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021
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Town Called Solace, A: LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021

£14.99 - Hardback

No One Is Talking About This: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021
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No One Is Talking About This: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021

£14.99 - Hardback

An Island
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An Island

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Fortune Men, The: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021
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Fortune Men, The: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021

£14.99 - Hardback

Bewilderment: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021
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Bewilderment: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021

£18.99 - Hardback

China Room: LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021
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China Room: LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021

£16.99 - Hardback

Great Circle
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Great Circle

£16.99 - Hardback

Signed Bookplate Edition: Light Perpetual
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Signed Bookplate Edition: Light Perpetual

£16.99 - Hardback

Hardback Pre-orders

Signed & Dedicated Edition: News of the Dead
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Signed & Dedicated Edition: News of the Dead

£18.99 - Hardback

Signed Independent Bookshop Exclusive Edition: Beautiful World, Where Are You
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Signed Independent Bookshop Exclusive Edition: Beautiful World, Where Are You

£16.99 - Hardback

Signed & Dedicated Edition: The Dark Remains
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Signed & Dedicated Edition: The Dark Remains

£20.00 - Hardback

Signed & Dedicated Edition: 1979
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Signed & Dedicated Edition: 1979

£20 - Hardback

Signed First Edition: Bewilderment
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Signed First Edition: Bewilderment

£18.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: Fry’s Ties
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Signed Edition: Fry’s Ties

£16.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: Oh William!
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Signed Edition: Oh William!

£14.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: Harlem Shuffle
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Signed Edition: Harlem Shuffle

£16.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: This Much is True
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Signed Edition: This Much is True

£20.00 - Hardback

Signed First Edition: The Women of Troy
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Signed First Edition: The Women of Troy

£18.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: The Island of Missing Trees
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Signed Edition: The Island of Missing Trees

£14.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: Manifesto
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Signed Edition: Manifesto

£14.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: A Line to Kill
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Signed Edition: A Line to Kill

£20.00 - Hardback

Signed Edition: The Man Who Died Twice
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Signed Edition: The Man Who Died Twice

£18.99 - Hardback

Matrix
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Matrix

£16.99 - Hardback

Signed First Edition: The Magician
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Signed First Edition: The Magician

£18.99 - Hardback

Small Bodies of Water
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Small Bodies of Water

£14.99 - Hardback

Beautiful World, Where Are You
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Beautiful World, Where Are You

£16.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: The Lost Storyteller
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Signed Edition: The Lost Storyteller

£14.99 - Hardback

Cloud Cuckoo Land
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Cloud Cuckoo Land

£20.00 - Hardback

New Hardback Fiction

Heatwave: An Evening Standard ‘Best New Book’ of 2021
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Heatwave: An Evening Standard ‘Best New Book’ of 2021

£12.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: The Ophelia Girls
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Signed Edition: The Ophelia Girls

£16.99 - Hardback

She Who Became the Sun
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She Who Became the Sun

£16.99 - Hardback

How to Kill Your Family
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How to Kill Your Family

£14.99 - Hardback

Other People’s Clothes
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Other People’s Clothes

£14.99 - Hardback

Signed Bookplate Edition: Sea Change
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Signed Bookplate Edition: Sea Change

£14.99 - Hardback

Five Wounds, The
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Five Wounds, The

£16.99 - Hardback

Giant Dark, The: an award-winning novel about love and fame
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Giant Dark, The: an award-winning novel about love and fame

£16.99 - Hardback

Paper Lantern, The
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Paper Lantern, The

£14.99 - Hardback

Signed Bookplate Edition: Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead
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Signed Bookplate Edition: Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead

£14.99 - Hardback

Three Rooms
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Three Rooms

£12.99 - Hardback

Assembly
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Assembly

£12.99 - Hardback

Listeners, The
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Listeners, The

£14.99 - Hardback

Sankofa: ‘A fantastic novel about a woman’s search for her identity’ SEFI ATTA
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Sankofa: ‘A fantastic novel about a woman’s search for her identity’ SEFI ATTA

£16.99 - Hardback

Animal: The instant Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Three Women
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Animal: The instant Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Three Women

£16.99 - Hardback

Signed Independent Bookshop Edition: Still Life
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Signed Independent Bookshop Edition: Still Life

£16.99 - Hardback

Mad Women’s Ball, The: The prize-winning French bestseller
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Mad Women’s Ball, The: The prize-winning French bestseller

£14.99 - Hardback

Malibu Rising: The new novel from the bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six
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Malibu Rising: The new novel from the bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six

£14.99 - Hardback

Paper Palace, The: The New York Times Number One Bestseller
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Paper Palace, The: The New York Times Number One Bestseller

£14.99 - Hardback

New Hardback Non-Fiction

Everybody Needs Beauty: In Search of the Nature Cure
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Everybody Needs Beauty: In Search of the Nature Cure

£16.99 - Hardback

Sea is Not Made of Water, The: Life Between the Tides
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Sea is Not Made of Water, The: Life Between the Tides

£20.00 - Hardback

This Is Your Mind On Plants: Opium-Caffeine-Mescaline
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This Is Your Mind On Plants: Opium-Caffeine-Mescaline

£20.00 - Hardback

Falling is Like Flying
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Falling is Like Flying

£12.99 - Hardback

Phosphorescence: On Awe, Wonder & Things That Sustain You When the World Goes Dark
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Phosphorescence: On Awe, Wonder & Things That Sustain You When the World Goes Dark

£16.99 - Hardback

Small: On motherhoods
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Small: On motherhoods

£12.99 - Hardback

If You Were There: Missing People and the Marks They Leave Behind
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If You Were There: Missing People and the Marks They Leave Behind

£14.99 - Hardback

Bunnyman: A Memoir: The Sunday Times bestseller
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Bunnyman: A Memoir: The Sunday Times bestseller

£20.00 - Hardback

Signed Indie Bookshop Exclusive Edition: The Comfort Book
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Signed Indie Bookshop Exclusive Edition: The Comfort Book

£16.99 - Hardback

Bomber Mafia, The: A Story Set in War
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Bomber Mafia, The: A Story Set in War

£20.00 - Hardback

Dear Senthuran: A Black spirit memoir
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Dear Senthuran: A Black spirit memoir

£14.99 - Hardback

Secret to Superhuman Strength, The
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Secret to Superhuman Strength, The

£16.99 - Hardback

Letters To My Weird Sisters: On Autism and Feminism
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Letters To My Weird Sisters: On Autism and Feminism

£14.99 - Hardback

Signed Edition: I Belong Here: A Journey Along the Backbone of Britain
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Signed Edition: I Belong Here: A Journey Along the Backbone of Britain

£16.99 - Hardback

Places I’ve Taken My Body
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Places I’ve Taken My Body

£12.99 - Hardback

Women on Nature
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Women on Nature

£25.00 - Hardback

Tapestries of Life: Uncovering the Lifesaving Secrets of the Natural World
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Tapestries of Life: Uncovering the Lifesaving Secrets of the Natural World

£14.99 - Hardback

White Birch, The: A Russian Reflection
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White Birch, The: A Russian Reflection

£16.99 - Hardback

12 Birds to Save Your Life: Nature’s Lessons in Happiness
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12 Birds to Save Your Life: Nature’s Lessons in Happiness

£14.99 - Hardback

Eternal Season, The: Ghosts of Summers Past, Present and Future
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Eternal Season, The: Ghosts of Summers Past, Present and Future

£14.99 - Hardback

New Paperback Fiction

What You Can See From Here: The International Bestseller translated by Tess Lewis
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What You Can See From Here: The International Bestseller translated by Tess Lewis

£8.99 - Paperback

Animals in That Country, The
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Animals in That Country, The

£8.99 - Paperback

Earthlings
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Earthlings

£8.99 - Paperback

Troy: Our Greatest Story Retold
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Troy: Our Greatest Story Retold

£9.99 - Paperback

Leave the World Behind: ‘The book of an era’ Independent
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Leave the World Behind: ‘The book of an era’ Independent

£8.99 - Paperback

Signed Edition: Mayflies
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Signed Edition: Mayflies

£8.99 - Paperback

Lying Life of Adults: A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, The
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Lying Life of Adults: A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, The

£8.99 - Paperback

Mercies, The
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Mercies, The

£8.99 - Paperback

Butchers, The: Winner of the 2021 RSL Ondaatje Prize
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Butchers, The: Winner of the 2021 RSL Ondaatje Prize

£8.99 - Paperback

Summerwater
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Summerwater

£8.99 - Paperback

Heaven
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Heaven

£14.99 - Paperback

Death in Her Hands
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Death in Her Hands

£8.99 - Paperback

Summer: Winner of the Orwell Prize for Fiction 2021
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Summer: Winner of the Orwell Prize for Fiction 2021

£8.99 - Paperback

The Night Always Comes
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The Night Always Comes

£12.99 - Paperback

Signed Bookplate Edition: Shuggie Bain: Winner of the Booker Prize 2020
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Signed Bookplate Edition: Shuggie Bain: Winner of the Booker Prize 2020

£8.99 - Paperback

Death of Vivek Oji, The
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Death of Vivek Oji, The

£8.99 - Paperback

Mountains Sing, The
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Mountains Sing, The

£8.99 - Paperback

Night Watchman, The: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction 2021
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Night Watchman, The: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction 2021

£8.99 - Paperback

Ghosts: The Top 10 Sunday Times Bestseller
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Ghosts: The Top 10 Sunday Times Bestseller

£8.99 - Paperback

New Paperback Non-Fiction

Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses
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Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses

£9.99 - Paperback

Antlers of Water: Writing on the Nature and Environment of Scotland
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Antlers of Water: Writing on the Nature and Environment of Scotland

£10.99 - Paperback

Lost in Work: Escaping Capitalism
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Lost in Work: Escaping Capitalism

£9.99 - Paperback

Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World’s Most Unusual Corners
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Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World’s Most Unusual Corners

£9.99 - Paperback

Period
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Period

£9.99 - Paperback

Hungry: The Highly Anticipated Memoir from One of the Greatest Food Writers of All Time
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Hungry: The Highly Anticipated Memoir from One of the Greatest Food Writers of All Time

£9.99 - Paperback

On Time and Water
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On Time and Water

£16.99 - Hardback

Stories We Tell Ourselves: Making Meaning in a Meaningless Universe
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Stories We Tell Ourselves: Making Meaning in a Meaningless Universe

£9.99 - Paperback

Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir
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Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir

£9.99 - Paperback

Fracture: Stories of How Great Lives Take Root in Trauma
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Fracture: Stories of How Great Lives Take Root in Trauma

£9.99 - Paperback

Signed Bookplate Edition: What is Life?
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Signed Bookplate Edition: What is Life?

£8.99 - Paperback

Escape from Earth: A Secret History of the Space Rocket
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Escape from Earth: A Secret History of the Space Rocket

£9.99 - Paperback

Signed Bookplate Edition: Footprints
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Signed Bookplate Edition: Footprints

£9.99 - Paperback

Orkney Tapestry, An
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Orkney Tapestry, An

£12.99 - Paperback

Diary of a Young Naturalist: WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING 2020
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Diary of a Young Naturalist: WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR NATURE WRITING 2020

£9.99 - Paperback

In Memory of Memory
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In Memory of Memory

£14.99 - Paperback

Force of Nonviolence, The: An Ethico-Political Bind
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Force of Nonviolence, The: An Ethico-Political Bind

£9.99 - Paperback

Metropolis: A History of the City, Humankind’s Greatest Invention
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Metropolis: A History of the City, Humankind’s Greatest Invention

£10.99 - Paperback

Farewell Mr Puffin: A small boat voyage to Iceland
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Farewell Mr Puffin: A small boat voyage to Iceland

£12.99 - Paperback

Metazoa: Animal Minds and the Birth of Consciousness
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Metazoa: Animal Minds and the Birth of Consciousness

£9.99 - Paperback

Indie Publishers

Crosshairs
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Crosshairs

£8.99 - Hardback,

Palestine +100: Stories from a century after the Nakba
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Palestine +100: Stories from a century after the Nakba

£9.99 - Paperback

Variations
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Variations

£9.99 - Paperback

Elena Knows
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Elena Knows

£9.99 - Paperback

Adorable
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Adorable

£15.00 - Paperback

LOTE
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LOTE

£8.99 - Paperback

Disturbing the Body
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Disturbing the Body

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Dangers of Smoking in Bed, The
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Dangers of Smoking in Bed, The

£12.99 - Paperback

Yes Yes More More
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Yes Yes More More

£10.99 - Hardback,

At Night All Blood is Black: WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE 2021
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At Night All Blood is Black: WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE 2021

£8.99 - Paperback

Employees, The: A workplace novel of the 22nd century
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Employees, The: A workplace novel of the 22nd century

£12.99 - Paperback

Mezzanine, The
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Mezzanine, The

£10.00 - Paperback

100 Boyfriends
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100 Boyfriends

£9.99 - Paperback

Radical Attention
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Radical Attention

£6.00 - Paperback

Beautiful Books

A-Z of Pasta, An: Stories, Shapes, Sauces, Recipes
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A-Z of Pasta, An: Stories, Shapes, Sauces, Recipes

£25.00 - Hardback

Curate: Inspiration for an Individual Home
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Curate: Inspiration for an Individual Home

£30.00 - Hardback

Artistic Places
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Artistic Places

£14.99 - Hardback

Vitamin C: Clay and Ceramic in Contemporary Art
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Vitamin C: Clay and Ceramic in Contemporary Art

£29.95 - Paperback

Wild Sweetness: Recipes Inspired by Nature
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Wild Sweetness: Recipes Inspired by Nature

£25.00 - Hardback

Green Home: The Joy of Living with Plants
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Green Home: The Joy of Living with Plants

£16.99 - Hardback

Under the Olive Tree: Recipes from my Greek Kitchen
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Under the Olive Tree: Recipes from my Greek Kitchen

£25.00 - Hardback

Vietnamese: Simple Vietnamese Food to Cook at Home
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Vietnamese: Simple Vietnamese Food to Cook at Home

£22.00 - Hardback

Bookstores: A Celebration of Independent Booksellers
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Bookstores: A Celebration of Independent Booksellers

£35.00 - Hardback

Raising the Roof: Women Architects Who Broke Through the Glass Ceiling
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Raising the Roof: Women Architects Who Broke Through the Glass Ceiling

£35.00 - Hardback

Illuminating Natural History – The Art and Science of Mark Catesby
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Illuminating Natural History – The Art and Science of Mark Catesby

£40.00 - Hardback

Living in Nature: Contemporary Houses in the Natural World
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Living in Nature: Contemporary Houses in the Natural World

£29.95 - Hardback

By Design: The World’s Best Contemporary Interior Designers
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By Design: The World’s Best Contemporary Interior Designers

£49.95 - Hardback

Art Sleeves: Album Covers by Artists
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Art Sleeves: Album Covers by Artists

£40.00 - Hardback

Francis Bacon: Man and Beast
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Francis Bacon: Man and Beast

£35.00 - Hardback

Open Studio: Do-It-Yourself Art Projects by Contemporary Artists
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Open Studio: Do-It-Yourself Art Projects by Contemporary Artists

£59.95 - Hardback

Perfect Poetry

Rotten Days in Late Summer
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Rotten Days in Late Summer

£9.99 - Paperback

Auguries of a Minor God
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Auguries of a Minor God

£10.99 - Paperback

Close River by Alexa Winik
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Close River by Alexa Winik

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Blood Condition, A
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Blood Condition, A

£10.00 - Paperback

Comic Timing
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Comic Timing

£10.99 - Paperback

Wicked Enchantment: Selected Poems
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Wicked Enchantment: Selected Poems

£9.99 - Paperback

Dating & Other Hobbies
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Dating & Other Hobbies

£9.99 - Paperback

Of Sea
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Of Sea

£9.99 - Paperback

Lyonesse
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Lyonesse

£12.99 - Paperback

Hotel Raphael
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Hotel Raphael

£10.99 - Paperback

pandemonium
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pandemonium

£10.00 - Paperback

Notes on the Sonnets
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Notes on the Sonnets

£9.99 - Paperback

How To Wash A Heart
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How To Wash A Heart

£9.99 - Paperback

Postcolonial Love Poem
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Postcolonial Love Poem

£10.99 - Paperback

New and Favourite Children's Books

Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street: the children’s cookbook recommended by Ottolenghi and Nigella
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Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street: the children’s cookbook recommended by Ottolenghi and Nigella

£8.99 - Paperback

Oi Aardvark!
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Oi Aardvark!

£6.99 - Paperback

Monster Ate My Packed Lunch!, A
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Monster Ate My Packed Lunch!, A

£6.99 - Paperback

Way To Impossible Island, The
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Way To Impossible Island, The

£6.99 - Paperback

Crowfall
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Crowfall

£6.99 - Paperback

Puffin Keeper, The
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Puffin Keeper, The

£7.99 - Paperback

Wild Child: A Journey Through Nature
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Wild Child: A Journey Through Nature

£14.99 - Hardback

Secret Detectives, The
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Secret Detectives, The

£7.99 - Paperback

How to Be Brave
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How to Be Brave

£7.99 - Paperback

Signed Bookplate Edition: I Am Angry
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Signed Bookplate Edition: I Am Angry

£12.99 - Hardback

Signed Bookplate Edition: The Duck Who Didn’t Like Water (Includes Free Print)
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Signed Bookplate Edition: The Duck Who Didn’t Like Water (Includes Free Print)

£12.99 - Hardback

Melt
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Melt

£7.99 - Paperback

Signed Bookplate Edition: Escape the Rooms
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Signed Bookplate Edition: Escape the Rooms

£6.99 - Paperback

A Kind of Spark
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A Kind of Spark

£6.99 - Paperback

Time-Thief, The
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Time-Thief, The

£6.99 - Paperback

Life and Time of Lonny Quicke, The
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Life and Time of Lonny Quicke, The

£7.99 - Paperback

Signed Edition: The Crackledawn Dragon
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Signed Edition: The Crackledawn Dragon

£7.99 - Paperback

Signed Bookplate Edition: By Ash, Oak and Thorn
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Signed Bookplate Edition: By Ash, Oak and Thorn

£7.99 - Paperback

Echo Mountain
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Echo Mountain

£7.99 - Paperback

Teen & Young Adult Books

Afterlove
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Afterlove

£7.99 - Paperback

Summer We Turned Green, The
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Summer We Turned Green, The

£7.99 - Paperback

Felix Ever After
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Felix Ever After

£7.99 - Paperback

Rise to the Sun
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Rise to the Sun

£7.99 - Paperback

Ace of Spades
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Ace of Spades

£8.99 - Paperback

All Our Hidden Gifts
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All Our Hidden Gifts

£7.99 - Paperback

Great Godden, The
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Great Godden, The

£7.99 - Paperback

Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel), The
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Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel), The

£8.99 - Paperback

Heartstopper Volume Four
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Heartstopper Volume Four

£10.99 - Paperback

Signed Limited Edition: Any Way the Wind Blows
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Signed Limited Edition: Any Way the Wind Blows

£14.99 - Hardback

Loveless
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Loveless

£7.99 - Paperback

Outlaws Scarlett and Browne, The
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Outlaws Scarlett and Browne, The

£7.99 - Paperback

Six of Crows: Book 1
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Six of Crows: Book 1

£8.99 - Paperback

Black Flamingo, The
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Black Flamingo, The

£7.99 - Paperback

Raybearer: The epic and phenomenal New York Times bestselling YA fantasy
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Raybearer: The epic and phenomenal New York Times bestselling YA fantasy

£7.99 - Paperback

Miseducation of Cameron Post, The
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Miseducation of Cameron Post, The

£7.99 - Paperback

Dark Lady, The
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Dark Lady, The

£12.99 - Hardback

Pet
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Pet

£7.99 - Paperback

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