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  • Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution

    by R.F. Kuang ...
    THE #2 SUNDAY TIMES AND #1 NYT BESTSELLER‘One for Philip Pullman fans’THE TIMES‘This one is an automatic buy’GLAMOUR‘Ambitious, sweeping and epic’EVENING STANDARD‘Razor-sharp’DAILY MAIL‘An ingenious fantasy about empire’GUARDIAN</p... ... Read more

    £2.99 £0.99

  • A Secret Garden Affair

    by Erica James ...
    Another heartbreaking but glorious tale of secrets and love from the Sunday Times bestselling author Erica James…Love grows where you least expect it…July 1981. As the country prepares to celebrate Prince Charles’ wedding to Lady Diana, Libby flees London – and her cheating fiancé Marcus – for the Suffolk countryside.At Larkspur House, she hopes to put the pieces of her life back together. And ... Read more

    £3.99 £0.99

  • Night Train to Marrakech (The Daughters of War, Book 3)

    Book 3 - The Daughters of War
    ‘The desert hides dark secrets…’MARRAKECH 1966Vicky Baudin steps onto a train winding through Morocco, looking for the grandmother she has never met.It’s an epic journey that’ll take her to the edge of Atlas Mountains – and closer to the answers she’s been craving all her life.But dark secrets whisper amongst the dunes. And in unlocking the mystery of Clemence’s past, Vicky will unearth great ... Read more

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  • Lily

    A Tale of Revenge from the Sunday Times bestselling author

    by Rose Tremain ...
    From Sunday Times bestselling novelist Rose Tremain comes a gripping novel of murder and revenge set in Victorian England.Nobody knows yet that she is a murderer...London, 1850. On a freezing winter's night, a baby is abandoned at the gates of a park only to be saved by a young policeman and taken to the Foundling Hospital.After suffering years of brutal hardship at the Hospital, Lily is released ... Read more


  • The Burnings

    by Naomi Kelsey ...
    ‘I was mesmerised’ LAURA SHEPPERSON, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Heroines‘This gripping, vividly evoked novel takes the reader to the dark heart of the 16th century … unforgettable' Tracy Borman, author of The King’s WitchNothing scares men like witchcraft…Scottish housemaid Geillis and Danish courtier Margareta lead opposite lives, but they both know one thing: when a man cri... ... Read more

    £4.99 £0.99

  • Dead of Night

    The chilling new World War 2 Berlin thriller from the bestselling author

    by Simon Scarrow ...
    Book 2 - CI Schenke
    BERLIN. JANUARY 1940.After Germany's invasion of Poland, the world is holding its breath and hoping for peace. At home, the Nazi Party's hold on power is absolute.One freezing night, an SS doctor and his wife return from an evening mingling with their fellow Nazis at the concert hall. By the time the sun rises, the doctor will be lying lifeless in a pool of blood.Was it murder or suicide? Criminal ... Read more

    £5.49 £0.99

  • The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho

    “An absolutely thrilling, throat-catching wonder of a historical novel” STEPHEN FRY

    PICKED FOR THE TIMES BIGGEST BOOKS FOR AUTUMN 2022'An absolutely thrilling, throat-catching wonder of a historical novel. Told with dazzling energy and brilliant panache. Hugely recommended.' STEPHEN FRY'Phenomenal! Highly recommended' MALORIE BLACKMAN, author of Noughts and Crosses**'Not to be missed' Guardian</... ... Read more

    £9.99 £0.99

  • The Lost Bookshop

    by Evie Woods ...
    The Echo of Old Books meets The Lost Apothecary in this evocative and charming novel full of mystery and secrets.‘The thing about books,’ she said ‘is that they help you to imagine a life bigger and better than you could ever dream of.’On a quiet street in Dublin, a lost bookshop is waiting to be found…For too long, Opaline, Martha and Henry have been the side characters in their own lives.But ... Read more


  • About Time

    by Jodi Taylor ...
    Book 4 - The Time Police
    From the million-copy bestselling author of THE CHRONICLES OF ST MARY'S.'Jodi Taylor is quite simply the Queen of Time' C. K. MCDONNELL---Twenty-four hours is a long Time in the Time Police.When a fateful mission to apprehend a minor criminal selling dodgy historical artefacts goes very wrong, Commander Hay faces the longest day of her career.An officer is attacked within TPHQ. A prisoner is ... Read more

    £8.99 £0.99

  • Shogun

    The First Novel of the Asian saga

    by James Clavell ...
    Book 1 - The Asian Saga
    THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING CLASSIC SOON TO BE A MAJOR TV SERIES'Clavell never puts a foot wrong . . . Get it, read it, you'll enjoy it mightily' DAILY MIRRORThis is James Clavell's tour-de-force; an epic saga of one Pilot-Major John Blackthorne, and his integration into the struggles and strife of feudal Japan. Both entertaining and incisive, SHOGUN is a stunningly dramatic re-creation of a ... Read more

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  • The Taxidermist's Daughter

    A Richard and Judy bestseller

    by Kate Mosse ...
    The enthralling new Sunday Times bestselling gothic novel from the author of THE WINTER GHOSTS, LABYRINTH and THE CITY OF LIESThe clock strikes twelve. Beneath the wind and the remorseless tolling of the bell, no one can hear the scream . . .A Sussex churchyard. Villagers gather on the night when the ghosts of those who will not survive the coming year are thought to walk. And in the shadows, a ... Read more

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  • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

    Longlisted for the Booker Prize

    'ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANTLY INVENTIVE WRITERS OF THIS, OR ANY, COUNTRY' INDEPENDENTShortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial and Commonwealth Writers' Prizes'Thrillingly suspenseful'SUNDAY TIMES'Stunning'INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY'Brilliant'THE TIMES'Entirely original'OBSERVER</e... ... Read more


  • The Armour of Light

    A page-turning and epic Kingsbridge novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Pillars of The Earth

    by Ken Follett ...
    Book 5 - The Kingsbridge Novels
    The grand master of gripping fiction is back. International No.1 bestseller Ken Follett returns to Kingsbridge with an epic tale of revolution and a cast of unforgettable characters.Revolution is in the airA tyrannical government is determined to make England a mighty commercial empire. In France, Napoleon Bonaparte begins his rise to power, and with dissent rife, France’s neighbours are on high ... Read more


  • Lessons in Chemistry

    The multi-million-copy bestseller

    by Bonnie Garmus ...
    THE MULTI-MILLION-COPY BESTSELLERSoon to be a major Apple TV series starring Brie Larson'I loved it' NIGELLA LAWSON*'*The most charming, life-enhancing novel I've read in ages' **INDIA KNIGHT, Sunday Times, Book of the Year'**The TV cook bit hooked me right in and the book did not disappoint' NADIYA HUSSAIN___________Your ability to change eve... ... Read more

    £9.99 £5.99

  • Bournville

    From the bestselling author of Middle England

    by Jonathan Coe ...
    'A wickedly funny, clever, but also tender and lyrical novel about Britain and Britishness and what we have become' RACHEL JOYCEIn Bournville, a placid suburb of Birmingham, sits a famous chocolate factory. For eleven-year-old Mary and her family in 1945, it's the centre of the world. The reason their streets smell faintly of chocolate, the place where most of their friends and neighbours have ... Read more


  • Blood Meridian

    Book 32 - Picador Classic
    **Brutally violent, Blood Meridian is the story of one teenage runaway in the nineteenth-century American South, as a sadistic gang unleashes its massacre across the desert land. It is the work that sealed Cormac McCarthy's reputation as one of the twentieth century's greatest writers.‘[A] brilliant, uncompromising work of fiction – imagine if the authors of the King James Bible, their hands ... Read more

    £5.99 £0.99

  • The Storm Sister

    by Lucinda Riley ...
    Book 2 - The Seven Sisters
    The spellbinding series continues in the icy beauty of Norway. Following the bestselling The Seven Sisters, The Storm Sister is the second book in Lucinda Riley's epic saga of love and loss, inspired by the mythology of the Seven Sisters constellation.Ally D'Aplièse, in her early thirties, is about to compete in one of the world's most perilous yacht races when she hears the news of her adoptive ... Read more

    £5.99 £0.99

  • The Marriage Portrait

    the Instant Sunday Times Bestseller, Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2023

    Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2023A Reese's Bookclub December Pick (2022)An Instant Sunday Times, New York Times and Irish Times Bestseller (August 2022)A Guardian and LitHub Book of the Year (December 2022)'Every bit as evocative and spellbinding as Hamnet. O'Farrell, thank God, just seems to be getting better and better' <em... ... Read more

    £10.99 £5.49

  • The Hidden Palace (The Daughters of War, Book 2)

    Book 2 - The Daughters of War
    An island of secrets. A runaway. And a promise…A rebellious daughter1925. Among the ancient honey-coloured walls of the tiny island of Malta, strangers slip into the shadows and anyone can buy a new name. Rosalie Delacroix flees Paris for a dancer’s job in the bohemian clubs deep in its winding streets.A sister with a secret1944. Running from the brutality of war in France, Florence B... ... Read more


  • The Mercies

    The Bestselling Richard and Judy Book Club Pick

    The bestselling Richard and Judy Book Club pickThe Sunday Times Bestseller and BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick**‘**Dark, dramatic and full of danger’ - Daily Mail**For readers of Circe and The Handmaid’s Tale, Kiran Millwood Hargrave's The Mercies is inspired by real historical events.The storm comes in like a finger snap . . .**1617. The sea arou... ... Read more

    £5.99 £0.99

  • Secrets at Bletchley Park

    In Secrets at Bletchley Park by Margaret Dickinson, two young women from very different backgrounds meet in the Second World War and are plunged into a life where security and discretion are paramount. But both have secrets of their own to hide . . .In 1929, life for ten-year-old Mattie Price, born and raised in the back streets of Sheffield, is tough. But Mattie’s neighbours and teachers ... Read more

    £3.99 £0.99

  • A Restless Truth

    A Magical, Locked-room Murder Mystery

    by Freya Marske ...
    Book 2 - The Last Binding
    Knives Out meets The Binding in this historical romp full of magic, queer romance and adventure. A Restless Truth by Freya Marske is the thrilling follow-up to A Marvellous Light.'It's the lesbian locked-room murder mystery of my dreams. Beyond delightful!' - Alix E. Harrow, author of The Ten Thousand Doors of JanuaryMaud Blyth has always longed for adventure. She’d hoped for plenty of it when sh. ... Read more

    £5.99 £0.99

  • Daughters of War (The Daughters of War, Book 1)

    Book 1 - The Daughters of War
    The first book in the new sweeping historical series from the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author. France, 1944.Deep in the river valley of the Dordogne, in an old stone cottage on the edge of a beautiful village, three sisters long for the end of the war.Hélène, the eldest, is trying her hardest to steer her family to safety, even as the Nazi occupation becomes more threatening.Elise, the rebel, ... Read more


  • Hard Times on Weaver Street

    A gritty, heartbreaking historical saga from Chrissie Walsh for 2023

    Book 2 - Weaver Street
    When the Great Depression hits Liverpool hard, can Weaver Street's close knit community keep each other safe?As Liverpool and its residents begin to heal from the wounds and memories of World War I, life on Weaver Street in 1924 is blessedly peaceful.At number eleven, widow Kitty Conlon is dreaming about her upcoming wedding to John, while at number nine her best friend Maggie is cursing her bad ... Read more

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