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The Night Ship

The Night Ship

A mesmerising, hard-hitting and heart-wrenching historical novel, based on a real shipwreck in 1629, which interweaves the parallel stories of two unforgettable child narrators, 350 years apart.The Night Ship of the title is the Dutch merchant vessel Batavia, which...

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The Book of Form and Emptiness

The Book of Form and Emptiness

The Book of Form and Emptiness is award winning Ruth Ozeki's fourth novel, following the sucess of My Year of Meats, All Over Creation and A Tale for the Time Being. It was longlsited for the women's prize for fiction 2022. After the death of his...

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Homegoing

Homegoing

Yaa Gyasi's debut novel, and the Sunday Times bestseller and a BBC Top 100 Novels that Shaped Our World Homegoing follows two sisters, one is sold into salvery, while the other is a slave trader's wife. The lives and experiences of these characters shape the...

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Notes from Deep Time

Notes from Deep Time

A fascinating dive into the world we inhabit every day, Helen Gordons newest book, 'Notes from Deep Time', is an extensive look at the layers of the earth, giving unique ideas with a personal style of writing. Seeking a fresh perspective on her own life, Gordon set...

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Circus of Wonders

Circus of Wonders

The captivating second novel from Elizabeth Macneal, author of the best-selling The Doll Factory, set in the colourful circus world of London’s 19th Century pleasure gardens. Country girl Nell picks violets for a living, in a quiet coastal village. Set apart from...

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The Promise

The Promise

This latest novel by Damon Galgut,  shortlisted for the Booker Prize, charts the decline of a white family during South Africa’s transition out of apartheid. The Swarts are gathering for Ma's funeral. The younger generation, Anton and Amor, detest everything the...

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Seed

Seed

A warm-hearted, joyful story about the power of hope and imagination and believing in the impossible. Marty doesn’t have new white trainers or a games console. He doesn’t have much of his own at all, unlike his mum, who has billions of things: newspapers, holey shoes,...

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Noah’s Gold

Noah’s Gold

Now out in paperback, this latest novel by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, author of Millions, Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth, and many more award-winning children’s books, is complete comedy gold, wrapped up in an exciting story full of mystery and suspense. Eleven-year-old...

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Drawn to Nature

Drawn to Nature

Since its publication in 1789, Gilbert White’s Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne has never been out of print. Throughout the intervening 233 years, White’s text has inspired the many and varied artists who have illustrated different editions of his classic...

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The Dance Tree

The Dance Tree

A spellbinding historical novel set near Strasbourg in the 16th Century – inspired by the real events of the so-called ‘Dancing Plague’. In the midst of a blisteringly hot, pestilent summer, pregnant Lisbet tends the bees on her husband’s farm, until the peace is...

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