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Some of Claire's favourite books from across the shop.

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Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine

Diane Williams

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This recent collection by the avant garde short story maestro is absolutely perfect.


Pitch Dark

Renata Adler, afterword by Muriel Spark, interviewer Guy Trebay

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Everybody talks about Speedboat but this is THE ONE. (Actually Speedboat is also marvellous.) The lens moves in and out of focus across fragments of memory as Kate Ennis ...


Afterglow: A Dog Memoir

Eileen Myles

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Some things I have learnt from Afterglow by Eileen Myles:

1) Rosie the pitbull wrote virtually every poem by Eileen Myles from 1990 to 2006

2) Puppets and dogs may be ...


The Argonauts

Maggie Nelson

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I promise you, there hasn't been a book quite like this before. Maggie Nelson discusses her relationship, motherhood, art and gender fluidity in this queer-theory-cum-memoir ...


Everyone is Watching

Megan Bradbury

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Like a fictional companion to Olivia Laing's The Lonely City, this impressionistic novel shows us a century of New York art, love and life via Edmund White, Roberts Moses and ...


Where’s Warhol?

Catharine Ingram and Andrew Rae

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Where's Warhol? Well, he's in this book, obviously, but beyond that you'll have to have a look...


Tove Jansson: Work and Love

Tuula Karjalainen

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For Tove Jansson, love and work were inseperable - her emotional life was crucial to her creativity. 2014 would have been her centenary year and this book is one of its ...


Queer: A Graphic History

Meg John Barker

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If you, like me, feel you don't know nearly enough about queer theory but you want to, then Queer: A Graphic History is a serious but accessible introduction; ideal for ...


Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir

Carrie Brownstein

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Riot-girl rock legend Carrie Brownstein was born, grew up, moved to Portland, formed the Best Band in the World (Greil Marcus), Sleater-Kinney, worked for a dog shelter, ...