What we've been reading recently.

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By review

My Phantoms

Gwendoline Riley

£8.99 £8.36

Out There: Stories

Kate Folk

£16.98 £15.79

So great I was quite annoyed every minute I wasn't reading it!


Brenda Lozano

£16.98 £15.79

English Magic

Uschi Gatward

£9.99 £9.29

Fierce Appetites: Loving, losing and living to excess in my present and in the writings of the past

Elizabeth Boyle

£14.99 £13.94

Ballsy and brave and honest and bloody interesting! And funny! A perfect balance of academic gravitas and self deprecating humour.

My Father's Diet

Adrian Nathan West

£10.00 £9.30

Funny and delightfully crafted. Masculine crisis! Americana! Family drama! Bodybuilding!


Clare Pollard

£12.99 £12.08

We are howling with delight and recognition. Brilliance from local author Clare Pollard.

The Odyssey

Lara Williams

£14.99 £13.94

Hugely enjoyable! A deeply unsettling corporate cruise ship, a savage drunken bender, severed fingers.


Ami Rao

£8.99 £8.36

A moving philosophical novella about love loss and Roland Barthes. Broke my heart then put it back together again.


Hannah Kent

£14.99 £13.94

Evie says - "stunning - full of magic and adventure. I fell in love with language again reading it. So beautiful and so raw. Devotion is impossibly good."


Ling Ma

£8.99 £8.36

a fever, originating in Asia, sweeps the world, forcing people to wear masks, emptying offices, grinding the world to a halt. sound familiar? think again. a miracle of a dystopia novel - about memory, globalisation, home, capitalism that's as funny and thoughtful as it is bleak and melancholic

When We Were Birds

Ayanna Lloyd Banwo

£14.99 £13.94

Banwo tells a truly beautiful love story about death. a mythic, mystical romance fashioned with Trinidadian splendour

An Inventory of Losses

Judith Schalansky

£9.99 £9.29

Our favourite genre! Which is...genre defying! Vital and beautiful and smart and funny and endlessly amazing. Read it and be amazed.

Cold Enough for Snow

Jessica Au

£9.99 £9.29

beg steal borrow a copy of this totally exquisite novel. a mother and daughter walk through Tokyo together. and that's it. slim, careful, thoughtful and sad. miraculous.

Blue Postcards

Douglas Bruton

£7.99 £7.43

Everything is beautifully blue. Ingenious and delightful.

Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself: The Downfall of Ordinary Germans, 1945

Florian Huber

£10.99 £10.22

Grim and utterly gripping.

Hurdy Gurdy: 'A cure for pandemic gloom' - The Times

Christopher Wilson

£8.99 £8.36

Exactly what a comic novel should be: page-turning, farcical, full of heart, idiot monks and gruesome Medieval science

Tell Them of Battles, Kings, and Elephants

Mathias Enard

£10.99 £10.22

Beautiful, dreamy, fragmented - an imagined account of Michelangelo's trip to Istanbul in the 1500s where he is tasked by the Grand Turk with designing a bridge over the Bosphorus

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

Anya Von Bremzen

£11.99 £11.15

A very personal memoir of the rise and fall of the USSR. 7 decades, 3 generations of women, 9 recipes. A real life insight into the here and now.

The Piano Room

Clio Velentza

£14.99 £13.94

Briefly, A Delicious Life

Nell Stevens

£14.99 £13.94

The Beasts They Turned Away

Ryan Dennis

£9.99 £9.29

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