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Wranglestone

Darren Charlton

David recommends:

Two teenage boys fall in love in an America ravaged by the undead. Zombie apocalypse meets A Boy's Own Story? As a YA novel? It really shouldn't work, but it does, and does so ...

£7.99

Incarnations: A History of India in 50 Lives

Sunil Khilnani

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Based on a Radio 4 documentary series, Incarnations recounts the history of India in 50 capsule biographies of major figures, from Buddha in the fifth century BCE to the ...

£12.99

The Krull House

Georges Simenon, translated by Howard Curtis and Howard Curtis

David recommends:

Forget Maigret – it's for the 'romans durs' that Simenon deserves to be remembered, and this malevolent masterpiece is among the best of them.

£10.99

Old Man Goya

Julia Blackburn

David recommends:

It's one of the best books I know about art, one of the best books I know about Spain, one of the best books I know about ageing, deafness, love and death. All in all, one of ...

£9.99

Ready to Catch Him Should He Fall

Neil Bartlett

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Nearly 30 years after publication this iconic work of gay fiction has lost not a shred of its strangeness, rigour or hallucinatory brilliance. Neil Bartlett provides a new intro.

£8.99

The Thurber Carnival

James Thurber

David recommends:

I've read the pieces collected here at least two dozen times, and they get funnier with every reading. My essential 'desert island' book.

£9.99

All for Nothing

Walter Kempowski, translated by Anthea Bell

David recommends:

Kempowski's last, devastating novel is a stately, beautiful depiction of a world reduced to ruins. Unforgettable.

£8.99

Pereira Maintains

Antonio Tabucchi, translated by Patrick Creagh, introduction by Mohsin Hamid

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Tabucchi’s tragic novel, set in Portugal during the Salazar dictatorship raises, in deceptively simple prose, profound questions around the subjects of resistance, heroism, ...

£8.99

Andes

Michael Jacobs

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Ostensibly following Bolívar, but in fact following Humboldt, Michael Jacobs takes us from north to south along the world’s most varied mountain range. His descriptions of ...

£12.99

The Goshawk

T. H. White, foreword by Helen Macdonald

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Not just the best book ever written about falconry, The Goshawk is one of the best books ever written about anything. This new edition has a foreword by Helen Macdonald, author ...

£12.99