Modern Fiction

By A Picaresque Book

Modern Fiction

By A Picaresque Book

Levitation for Beginners

Suzannah Dunn

£20.00 £19.00

Biography of X

CATHERINE LACEY

£9.99 £9.49

Fruit of the Dead

Rachel Lyon

£16.99 £16.14

Whips

Cleo Watson

£9.99 £9.49

Caledonian Road: The instant bestseller

Andrew O'Hagan

£20.00 £19.00

A Death in the Parish: The No.1 Sunday Times bestseller

Reverend Richard Coles

£9.99 £9.49

Intermezzo

Sally Rooney

£20.00 £19.00

Birnam Wood: The Sunday Times Bestseller

Eleanor Catton

£9.99 £9.49

Poor Things: Now an award-winning major film

Alasdair Gray

£9.99 £9.49

Love

Toni Morrison

£9.99 £9.49

Young Mungo: The No. 1 Sunday Times Bestseller

Douglas Stuart

£9.99 £9.49

The Forty Rules of Love

Elif Shafak

£9.99 £9.49

The Dragon Republic

R.F. Kuang

£9.99 £9.49

The Beasts of Paris

Stef Penney

£9.99 £9.49

Wellness

Nathan Hill

£20.00 £19.00

Parasol Against the Axe

Helen Oyeyemi

£16.99 £16.14

Christ on a Bike

Orla Owen

£9.99 £9.49

Wandering Souls

Cecile Pin

£9.99 £9.49

The List of Suspicious Things

Jennie Godfrey

£14.99 £14.24

Maude Horton's Glorious Revenge

Lizzie Pook

£16.99 £16.14

Victory City

Salman Rushdie

£10.99 £10.44

Pond

Claire-Louise Bennett

£10.99 £10.44

One Last Song

Nathan Evans

£9.99 £9.49

Yellowface

Rebecca F Kuang

£16.99 £16.14

Throne of Glass Box Set (Paperback)

Sarah J. Maas

£80.00 £76.00

The Passenger & Stella Maris: Boxed Set

Cormac McCarthy

£50.00

Upon a Frosted Star

M.A. Kuzniar

£16.99 £16.14

The Glutton

A. K. Blakemore

£14.99 £14.24

The Variations

Patrick Langley

£14.99 £14.24

The Fraud

Zadie Smith

£20.00 £19.00

The Future

Naomi Alderman

£20.00 £19.00

Old God's Time

Sebastian Barry

£18.99

Kafka

Nishioka Kyodai

£12.99 £12.34

Let Us Descend: An Oprah's Book Club Pick

Jesmyn Ward

£18.99 £18.04

Lamb

Matt Hill

£9.99 £9.49

The Premonition

Banana Yoshimoto

£12.99 £12.34

Roman Stories

Jhumpa Lahiri

£16.99 £16.14

The Annual Banquet of the Gravediggers' Guild

Mathias Enard

£16.99 £16.14

A Stroke of the Pen: The Lost Stories

Terry Pratchett

£20.00 £19.00

All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr

£20.00 £19.00

Wreck the Halls UK: A Novel

Tessa Bailey

£9.99 £9.49

Mrs Sidhu’s ‘Dead and Scone’

Suk Pannu

£16.99 £16.14

The Pomegranate Gate

Ariel Kaplan

£18.99 £18.04

The List

Yomi Adegoke

£14.99 £14.24

After Sappho

Selby Wynn Schwartz

£9.99 £9.49

Chain-Gang All-Stars

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

£18.99 £18.04

Wandering Souls

Cecile Pin

£14.99 £14.24

The Dog of the North

Elizabeth McKenzie

£16.99 £16.14

Now Is Not The Time To Panic

Kevin Wilson

£11.99 £11.39

To Paradise: From the Author of A Little Life

Hanya Yanagihara

£10.99 £10.44

Space Crone

Ursula K. Le Guin

£13.99 £13.29

The Theory of (Not Quite) Everything

Kara Gnodde

£14.99 £14.24

Old Babes in the Wood

Margaret Atwood

£22.00 £20.90

Mad Honey: The heart-pounding and heart-breaking top ten bestseller (2023)

Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan

£16.99 £16.14

Treacle Walker

Alan Garner

£8.99 £8.54

The Sharpe's Command

Bernard Cornwell

£22.00 £20.90

Act of Oblivion: The Sunday Times Bestseller

Robert Harris

£22.00 £20.90

The Passenger

Cormac McCarthy

£20.00 £19.00

When Things Are Alive They Hum

Hannah Bent

£14.99 £14.24

Peaces

Helen Oyeyemi

£8.99 £8.54

The Long Knives

Irvine Welsh

£18.99

If You Read This

Kereen Getten

£7.99 £7.59

The Unfolding

A.M. Homes

£20.00 £19.00

Male Tears

Benjamin Myers

£16.99

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida

Shehan Karunatilaka

£16.99 £16.14

The Bastard Factory

Chris Kraus

£20.00 £19.00

A Month in the Country

J L Carr

£7.99 £7.59

Half of a Yellow Sun

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

£9.99 £9.49

Trainspotting

Irvine Welsh

£9.99 £9.49

The Lord of the Rings

J. R. R. Tolkien

£25.00 £23.75

Mayflies: 'A stunning novel.' Graham Norton

Andrew O'Hagan

£9.99 £9.49

The Reader on the 6.27

Jean-Paul Didierlaurent

£9.99 £9.49

My Monticello: THE most powerful read of summer 2022

Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

£8.99 £8.54

The Amusements

Aingeala Flannery

£12.99 £12.34

Every Light in the House Burnin'

Andrea Levy

£10.99 £10.44

Of Saints and Miracles

Manuel Astur

£12.99 £12.34

Milk Teeth

Jessica Andrews

£16.99 £16.14

The Pages

Hugo Hamilton

£9.99 £9.49

The Man Who Planted Trees

Jean Giono and Harry Brockway

£7.99 £7.59

The Last Quarter of the Moon

Chi Zijian

£9.99 £9.49

The Liar of Red Valley

Walter Goodwater

£8.99 £8.54

The Summer Book: A Novel

Tove Jansson

£9.99 £9.49

BOOTH: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2022

Karen Joy Fowler

£18.99 £18.04

Oh William!: Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2022

Elizabeth Strout

£9.99 £9.49

After Sappho

Selby Wynn Schwartz

£9.99

Complete Stories

Clarice Lispector

£14.99 £14.24

NW

Zadie Smith

£9.99 £9.49

Wayward

Dana Spiotta

£8.99 £8.54

Invasion of the Spirit People

Juan Pablo Villalobos

£11.99 £11.39

Sterling Karat Gold

Isabel Waidner

£9.99 £9.49

A Passage North

Anuk Arudpragasam

£8.99 £8.54

Cwen: 'A wild ride!' MARGARET ATWOOD

Alice Albinia

£14.99

The Colony

Audrey Magee

£14.99

Assembly: The critically acclaimed debut novel

Natasha Brown

£9.99 £9.49

The Men

Sandra Newman

£14.99 £14.24

The Trio

Johanna Hedman

£14.99 £14.24

The Bewitching

Jill Dawson

£20.00 £19.00

The Gardener

Salley Vickers

£9.99 £9.49

The Line of Beauty

Alan Hollinghurst

£9.99 £9.49

Acts of Service: "A sex masterpiece" (Guardian)

Lillian Fishman

£13.99 £13.29

To Fill a Yellow House

SUSSIE ANIE

£16.99 £16.14

The Yellow Kitchen

Margaux Vialleron

£14.99 £14.24

Either/Or

ELIF BATUMAN

£16.99 £16.14

Lapvona: The unmissable Sunday Times Bestseller

Ottessa Moshfegh

£14.99 £14.24

Nettleblack

Nat Reeve

£12.99 £12.34

Sasha Knight

Sean Godfrey

£12.99 £12.34

Bad Eminence

James Greer

£14.99 £14.24

Meantime

Frankie Boyle

£14.99 £14.24

The Con Artists

Luke Healy

£16.99 £16.14

Dryland

Sara Jaffe

£9.99 £9.49

Girl Meets Boy

Ali Smith

£9.99 £9.49

Zami: A New Spelling of my Name

Audre Lorde

£9.99 £9.49

Bolla

Pajtim Statovci

£14.99

Open Water: Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2021

Caleb Azumah Nelson

£9.99 £9.49

Scabby Queen

Kirstin Innes

£12.99

'Gripping and moving. A literary triumph' Nicola Sturgeon 'A humane and searching story' Ian Rankin 'Kirstin Innes is aiming high, writing for readers in the early days of a better nation' A.L. Kennedy A NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR * A SCOTSMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR Now that she's gone, those who loved her, those who hated her and those who felt both ways at the same time are forced to ask one question: Who was Clio Campbell? Three days before her fifty-first birthday, Clio Campbell - one-hit-wonder, political activist, life-long-love and one-night-stand - kills herself in her friend Ruth's spare bedroom. And, as practical as she is, Ruth doesn't know what to do. Or how to feel. Because knowing and loving Clio Campbell was never straightforward. As news spreads, the story of Clio's life spreads with it: from the Isle of Skye to an anarchist squat in Brixton, from a yoga retreat in Greece to Glasgow on the night of the Scottish referendum. Half a century of memories, of pain and of joy, and that peculiar feeling in between the two, are wrenched to the surface. Scabby Queen is a portrait of a woman who refuses to compromise, and a picture of a country that does nothing but. It's about the silencing of women's voices, about the destructive power of the celebrity machine, but most of all it is about empathy: its motives, its limits and the way it endlessly transformed.

The Push: The Richard & Judy Book Club Choice & Sunday Times Bestseller About Motherhood

Ashley Audrain

£20.00

The most astonishing book you'll read in 2021 - selected as one to watch by Vogue, Grazia and Marie Claire 'I will never forget her eyes in that moment - I couldn't look away from them. But I knew what happened as soon as I heard it. 'I think she pushed him,' I said to you quietly. 'I think she pushed him...' ___ 'I read it in one sitting. Not to be missed' LISA JEWELL 'Unsettling, visceral, provocative, compulsive' SARAH VAUGHAN ___ The arrival of baby Violet was meant to be the happiest day of my life. But as soon as I held her in my arms I knew something wasn't right. I had always known that the women in my family aren't meant to be mothers. My husband Fox says I'm imagining it. He tells me I'm nothing like my own mother, and that Violet is the sweetest child. But she's different with me. Something feels very wrong. Is it her? Or is it me? Is she the monster? Or am I? ___ The Push is an unsettling, breathtaking and powerful read about obsession and our deepest fears that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

Luckenbooth

Jenni Fagan

£16.99

Featured in Damian Barr's picks for 2021'If this addictive slice of Edinburgh Gothic isn't on all prize lists, there is no justice.' iNews 'Over time, 10 Luckenbooth Close sinks from grand residence to condemned squat with secrets seething in its walls ... Luckenbooth is a place of compacted time, where the past manifests as unquiet ghosts and the future bleeds into the present ... There's a force in Luckenbooth's bizarre assemblage.' The Times'Definitely going to be one of my books of 2021, a gloriously transgressive novel of Edinburgh denizens past and present.' IAN RANKIN________________________Stories tucked away on every floor. No. 10 Luckenbooth Close is an archetypal Edinburgh tenement. The devil's daughter rows to the shores of Leith in a coffin. The year is 1910 and she has been sent to a tenement building in Edinburgh by her recently deceased father to bear a child for a wealthy man and his fiancee. The harrowing events that follow lead to a curse on the building and its residents - a curse that will last for the rest of the century. Over nine decades, No. 10 Luckenbooth Close bears witness to emblems of a changing world outside its walls. An infamous madam, a spy, a famous Beat poet, a coal miner who fears daylight, a psychic: these are some of the residents whose lives are plagued by the building's troubled history in disparate, sometimes chilling ways. The curse creeps up the nine floors and an enraged spirit world swells to the surface, desperate for the true horror of the building's longest kept secret to be heard. Luckenbooth is a bold, haunting and dazzlingly unique novel about the stories and secrets we leave behind, and the places that hold them long after we are gone. ________________________'One of the most stunning literary experiences I've had in years. Luckenbooth, sprawling the decades with its themes of repression and revenge, brings back something that has long been lacking in the British novel: ambition. If Alasdair Gray's Lanark was a masterly imagining of Glasgow, then this is the quintessential novel of Edinburgh at its darkest.' IRVINE WELSH 'A deeply powerful, compellingly vivid novel ... Luckenbooth is a major work of Scottish fiction - possibly one of the most significant novels of the last ten years' ALAN WARNER'Luckenbooth is seedy, sexy and strange, a haunted house story soaked in booze and bad weather ... Fagan's prose is fast and impressionistic.' Sunday Telegraph' With Luckenbooth, [Jenni Fagan] gives us nine of Edinburgh's wildest and loneliest misfits ... Piles on claustrophobia and menace ... As we move between the characters' perspectives, gritty realism takes over from the gothic. This isn't fancy Edinburgh: at No 10 it's cigarettes, cocaine and Benzedrine for breakfast ... There are memorable creations ... Fagan's prose is poetic, high-octane, built on punchy sentences. Arresting descriptions of the city and its weather abound. This is not a novel that lacks energy.' Sunday Times'Jenni Fagan's Luckenbooth reminded me of one of my favourite novels, Georges Perec's Life: A User's Manual. Set in an Edinburgh tenement, it leaps across decades to tell the story of the curse that haunts No 10 Luckenbooth Close and its eccentric inhabitants.' Alex Preston, Observer 'Structures and structuralism obsess Jenni Fagan. Those obsessions intertwine spectacularly in Luckenbooth, her third novel, about an Edinburgh tenement and the curse that haunts it, infecting the lives of all who live across the building's nine floors over nine decades of mystery and uproarious change ...

A Thousand Moons

Sebastian Barry

£9.99 £9.49

The Lost Apothecary

Sarah Penner

£14.99

The Lamplighters

Emma Stonex

£14.99 £14.24

Early Morning Riser

Katherine Heiny

£14.99

The Mirror and the Light

Hilary Mantel

£10.99 £10.44

Fifty Sounds

Polly Barton

£12.99 £12.34

The Death of Vivek Oji

Akwaeke Emezi

£9.99 £9.49

The Fine Art of Invisible Detection

Robert Goddard

£18.99

Sixteen Horses

Greg Buchanan

£16.99 £16.14

Moth

Melody Razak

£14.99

Still Life

Sarah Winman

£16.99 £16.14

The stunning new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Tin Man. We just need to know what the heart’s capable of, Evelyn. And do you know what it’s capable of? I do. Grace and fury. 1944, in the ruined wine cellar of a Tuscan villa, as the Allied troops advance and bombs fall around them, two strangers meet and share an extraordinary evening together. Ulysses Temper is a young British soldier, Evelyn Skinner is a sexagenarian art historian and possible spy. She has come to Italy to salvage paintings from the wreckage and relive memories of the time she encountered EM Forster and had her heart stolen by an Italian maid in a particular Florentine room with a view. These two unlikely people find kindred spirits in each other and Evelyn’s talk of truth and beauty plants a seed in Ulysses’ mind that will shape the trajectory of his life – and of those who love him – for the next four decades. Moving from the Tuscan Hills and piazzas of Florence, to the smog of London’s East End, Still Life is a sweeping, joyful, richly-peopled novel about beauty, love, family and fate.

An Sgoil Dhubh

Iain F. Macleod

£9.99 £9.49

Dioghaltas

Iain F. Macleod

£11.99 £11.39

As the Women Lay Dreaming

Donald S Murray

£8.99

In a Veil of Mist

Donald S Murray

£9.99 £9.49

How to Survive Everything

Ewan Morrison

£9.99 £9.49

Kings of a Dead World

Jamie Mollart

£14.99 £14.24

The Woman in the Purple Skirt

Natsuko Imamura

£12.99 £12.34

Where the Missing Gather: ‘Helen Sedgwick saw into the future and that future is now!’ Lemn Sissay, author of My Name Is Why

Helen Sedgwick

£12.99 £12.34

Unputdownable... Helen Sedgwick saw into the future and that future is now! It's an incredible book! READ IT.' Lemn Sissay on When the Dead Come CallingGone but not forgotten... An archaeological dig exposes a brutal history and a witness finally speaks. It seems the wickedness swirling in the harsh sea air of Burrowhead might be excised at last. But before DI Georgie Strachan can lift the veil of evil, a black horse is slaughtered on an altar in the woods and human remains begin to surface. Sinister rituals connect past and present but no one wants to see, or tell, or hear, the truth. Soon Georgie must face the question: where do the missing souls of the village gather?

Filthy Animals

Brandon Taylor

£9.99 £9.49

The City We Became

N. K. Jemisin

£9.99 £9.49

Every Leaf a Hallelujah

Ben Okri

£14.99 £14.24

Unravelling: A gripping tale of dark secrets, lies and murder

Helen Forbes

£9.99 £9.49

Incarcerated in the gloom of a Highland asylum, a young mother finds illicit love. And death. Can her daughter unravel the twisted truth and save her own life?Kate Sharp’s family is a mystery. Her mother, Ellen, disappeared into the shadows of Craig Dunain psychiatric hospital when Kate was a child. When her grandmother dies, Kate is desperate for answers. What were the circumstances of her mother’s life and death? Who is her father?Kate’s not the only one trying to uncover the truth. The remains of two bodies with murderous injuries have been found buried in the forest next to the former hospital. And someone else is searching for answers, and he will stop at nothing to find them. As the tale of Ellen’s tragic unravelling unfolds, the secrets that led to her death are exposed, along with the shocking truth about Kate’s father. Unaware of the danger stalking her, Kate continues her search. Will she find the answers? Can she save her own life? Unravelling is a gripping tale of dark secrets,lies and murder, Set in a dual time-frame, Unravelling features the former Craig Dunain Psychiatric Hospitalin Inverness. The idea for the novel came from a visit to the Highland Archive Centre, where the records for the former hospital are kept.

The Mercies

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

£9.99 £9.49

The Reading List

Sara Nisha Adams

£14.99

Godspeed

Nickolas Butler

£14.99 £14.24

Patience

Victoria Scott

£18.99

Inside Story

Martin Amis

£9.99 £9.49

Intimacies: A New York Times Top 10 Book of 2021

Katie Kitamura

£14.99 £14.24

Nightshade

Annalena McAfee

£8.99 £8.54

Something New Under the Sun

Alexandra Kleeman

£14.99 £14.24

Magpie

Elizabeth Day

£14.99

Piranesi: WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE 2021

Susanna Clarke

£8.99 £8.54

Misfits: A Personal Manifesto

Michaela Coel

£9.99

Just the Plague

Ludmila Ulitskaya

£9.99 £9.49

Luckenbooth

Dr Jenni Fagan

£9.99 £9.49

Matrix

Lauren Groff

£16.99

Case Study

Graeme Macrae Burnet

£14.99 £14.24

Learwife

J.R. Thorp

£14.99 £14.24

Rizzio: Darkland Tales

Denise Mina

£10.00 £9.50

The Dark Remains

Ian Rankin and William McIlvanney

£20.00 £19.00

The Swift and the Harrier

Minette Walters

£20.00 £19.00

The Manningtree Witches

A. K. Blakemore

£8.99 £8.54

Permafrost

Eva Baltasar

£11.99 £11.39

Surfacing

Kathleen Jamie

£9.99 £9.49

Hamnet

Maggie O'Farrell

£9.99 £9.49

Mrs Death Misses Death

Salena Godden

£8.99 £8.54

The Christie Affair

Nina De Gramont

£16.99 £16.14

A Fatal Crossing

Tom Hindle

£14.99

Firekeeper's Daughter

ANGELINE BOULLEY

£8.99 £8.54

Wayward

Dana Spiotta

£14.99 £14.24

Sunset Song

Lewis Grassic Gibbon

£7.99 £7.59

All's Well

Mona Awad

£14.99

Portrait of a Scotsman

Evie Dunmore

£9.99 £9.49

The Art of Loving

Erich Fromm

£12.63

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

Deesha Philyaw

£14.99

PS, I Love You

Cecelia Ahern

£9.99 £9.49

Violets

Alex Hyde

£12.99 £12.34

Mona

Pola Oloixarac

£12.99 £12.34

Good Intentions

KASIM ALI

£14.99 £14.24

The Promise: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021

Damon Galgut

£9.99 £9.49

Sell Us the Rope

Stephen May

£8.99 £8.54

The Swimmers

Julie Otsuka

£12.99 £12.34

Hex: Darkland Tales

Jenni Fagan

£10.00 £9.50

The Voids

Ryan O’Connor

£14.99

Young Mungo: The No. 1 Sunday Times Bestseller

Douglas Stuart

£16.99 £16.14

A Burning: The most electrifying debut of 2021

Megha Majumdar

£8.99 £8.54

How to be Both

Ali Smith

£9.99 £9.49

The Accidental

Ali Smith

£9.99 £9.49

The Inheritors: Introduced by Ben Okri

William Golding

£9.99 £9.49

The Spire: Introduced by Benjamin Myers

William Golding

£9.99 £9.49

Pincher Martin: Introduced by Marlon James

William Golding

£9.99 £9.49

Darkness Visible: Introduced by Nicola Barker

William Golding

£9.99 £9.49

The Double Tongue: Introduced by Bettany Hughes

William Golding

£9.99 £9.49

Rites of Passage: Introduced by Annie Proulx

William Golding

£9.99 £9.49

Fire Down Below: Introduced by Kate Mosse

William Golding

£9.99 £9.49

Close Quarters: Introduced by Helen Castor

William Golding

£9.99 £9.49

Cursed Bunny

Bora Chung

£12.99 £12.34

Elena Knows

Claudia Pineiro

£11.99 £11.39

Tomb of Sand

Geetanjali Shree

£15.99 £15.19

The Books of Jacob

Olga Tokarczuk

£20.00 £19.00

Still Life

Sarah Winman

£8.99 £8.54

To Paradise: From the Author of A Little Life

Hanya Yanagihara

£20.00 £19.00

Silverview: The Sunday Times Bestseller

John le Carre

£9.99 £9.49

Emergency

Daisy Hildyard

£12.99 £12.34

One Day I Shall Astonish the World

Nina Stibbe

£14.99 £14.24

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