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 Literary

Gillian Cross's brilliant retellings and Neil Packer's clever illustrations bring to life Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, two of the greatest stories ever told.
When first published Walker’s versions of the Iliad and the Odyssey attracted attention both for the qualit... read more

Homer's Iliad and Odyssey

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 Literary

Awards:WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 A Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2017 A San Francisco Chronicle Top Ten Book of 2017 Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award and the California Book Award.

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 'You will sob little tears of joy' Nell Zink 'I recommend it with my whole heart' Ann Patchett 'I adore this book' Armistead Maupin 'Charming, languid and incredibly funny, I absolutely adored Arthur' Jenny Colgan 'Marvellously, endearingly, ... read more

Less: A Novel

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 Literary

I find writing novels a challenge, writing stories a joy. If writing novels is like planting a forest, then writing short stories is more like planting a garden.' Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in the... read more

Men Without Women: Stories
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 Literary

Peter Collie is adrift in the wake of his wife's death. His attempts to understand the turn his life has taken lead him back to the past, to dismaying events on an Amsterdam houseboat in the seventies, returning to New Zealand and meeting Moira, an amateur painter who carried secrets of... read more

The New Ships

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 Literary

How to tell a shattered story? By slowly becoming everybody. No. By slowly becoming everything.' In a city graveyard, a resident unrolls a threadbare Persian carpet between two graves. On a concrete sidewalk, a baby appears quite suddenly, a little after midnight, ... read more

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
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'Beautiful, gothic and powerfully mysterious.' ESQUIRE 'One of the most original and intriguing books you'll read this year.' MAIL ON SUNDAY
'His best to date.' DAVID MITCHELL
Ryunosuke Akutagawa was one of Japan's great writers - author of ... read more

Patient X : The Case-Book of Ryunosuke Akutagawa

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 Literary

'One of Ireland's great novelists' Roddy Doyle 'Wrings the heart' Bernard MacLaverty 'A mighty book' Frank McGuinness 'Extraordinary, raw and moving a chronicle of pain and powerlessness as could be written' Lisa McInerneyThe world is shrouded in snow. With transport grou... read more

Travelling in a Strange Land

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 Literary

Series:Popular Penguins

Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre to this day entrances readers with its passionate portrayal of a woman struggling to make a life for herself in a cruel and indifferent world. As orphan Jane becomes governess at Thornfield Hall, she falls in love with her employer, Mr Rochester,... read more

Jane Eyre (Popular Penguin)

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 Literary

Inspired by a letter found tucked inside her famous husband's papers, The Birdman's Wife imagines the fascinating inner life of Elizabeth Gould, who was so much more than just the woman behind the man. Elizabeth was a woman ahead of her time, juggling the demands of her artistic l... read more

The Birdman's Wife

A generous and hugely insightful biographical sketch, it explores his relationship with his homeland of Japan, reflections on his own novels and an insight into some of his inspirations, from the worlds of writing, music and... read more

My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs (The Nobel Lecture)

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 Literary

Series:Macmillan Collector's Library

Jean Paget, a young English woman, is captured by the Japanese army in Malaya during World War Two. She is forced on a brutal march across the country with a group of women and children. During this appalling ordeal she befriends Joe Harman, an Australian soldier who risks his own l... read more

A Town Like Alice
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 Literary

In celebration of Kazuo Ishiguro winning the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature: a special gift hardback edition of his 1989 Booker Prize-winning novel.

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