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    Redemption Song and other stories. The Caine Prize For African Writing 2018

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    'Africa’s most important literary award.' - International Herald Tribune.

    Author: Various. Edited by Chris Brazier and The Caine Prize.

    Now in its nineteenth year the Caine Prize for African Writing is Africa’s leading literary prize, and is awarded to a short story by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or elsewhere. This collection brings together the five 2018 shortlisted stories, along with stories written at the Caine Prize Writers’ Workshop which took place in Rwanda in April 2018. The shortlist comprises: American Dream by Nonyelum Ekwempu (Nigeria) The Armed Letter Writers by Olofunke Ogundimu (Nigeria) Fanta Blackcurrant by Makena Onjerika (Kenya) Involution by Stacy Hardy (South Africa) Wednesday’s Story by Wole Talabi (Nigeria)

    Paperback. Pages: 256. Publication date: 2 July 2018

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  2. A New Jerusalem by Benjamin Dickson (PB)

    A New Jerusalem by Benjamin Dickson (PB)

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    A sensitively-observed graphic novel about trauma and family life in the aftermath of the Second World War. Paperback. Language: English. 152 pages. 24cm x 16.5cm.   Learn More
  3. The Murder of Harriet Monckton by Elizabeth Haynes

    The Murder of Harriet Monckton by Elizabeth Haynes

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    On 7 November 1843, the body of 23-year-old Harriet Monckton is found behind a chapel in Bromley, Kent. A delicious Victorian crime novel based on a real murder. Hardback. 512 pages. Size: 21.6 x 13.5mm. Also available as an eBook   Learn More
  4. Miss Laila Armed And Dangerous by Manu Joseph

    Miss Laila Armed And Dangerous by Manu Joseph

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    A gripping new novel posing searching questions about political forces and religious divisions with an ingenious twist. Also available as an eBook Paperback. 224 pages. 19.8cm x 12.9cm. Publisher: Myriad. Language: English   Learn More
  5. Becoming Unbecoming by Una

    Becoming Unbecoming by Una

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    A devastating personal account of gender violence told in graphic-novel form, set against the backdrop of the 1970s Yorkshire Ripper man-hunt. 'She dedicates her book ‘to all the others.’ It’s the first book I ever read that was dedicated to me.' Sarah Hildebrand, Public Books   Learn More
  6. An English Guide to Birdwatching by Nicholas Royle

    An English Guide to Birdwatching by Nicholas Royle

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    Compelling, audacious and dazzling in its linguistic playfulness and formal invention, An English Guide to Birdwatching explores the fertile hinterland between fact and fiction. In its focus on birds, climate change, the banking crisis, social justice and human migration, it is intensely relevant to wider political concerns; in its mischievous wit and wordplay, and post-modern (or ‘post-fiction’) sensibility, it pushes the boundaries of what a novel might be. ‘An English Guide to Birdwatching is a daring novel, both wickedly playful and deeply touching.’ Alison Moore   Learn More
  7. The Facts of Life by Paula Knight

    The Facts of Life by Paula Knight

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    A clarion call to recognise that parenting isn’t the be-all and end-all of family life, Paula Knight’s extraordinarily powerful graphic memoir is a beautifully drawn, funny and sometimes painful exploration of what it takes to be a woman, and a mother – or not. 'This is a wonderfully honest, moving, emotional, human story about what we were brought up to expect in life and what hand we actually get dealt, what we want and what others expect of us… And it’s about the fact that no matter what, it is still our life, and we can still make it a good one for ourselves.' Joe Gordon, The Forbidden Planet Paperback: 240 pages Size: 170mm x 220mm   Learn More
  8. The Kennedy Moment by Peter Adamson

    The Kennedy Moment by Peter Adamson

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    A reunion of friends and lovers; a conspiracy that begins as a joke; a secret to be kept for thirty years—this is a daring, ingenious and profoundly moving political thriller from an author whose career has put him at the very heart of international affairs. Praise for previous books: ’At the end I was weeping with happiness. A beautiful, subtle book’ —William Nicholson ‘The most consistently intelligent and fascinating novel I’ve read in a long time. Mesmeric.’ —Margaret Forster ‘His characters are both representative of large ideas and yet also fully human … it’s a huge achievement.’ —Alain de Botton Hardback: pages 368 Size: 15.cm x 23.4cm

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  9. Magnetism by Ruth Figgest

    Magnetism by Ruth Figgest

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    Mother and daughter Caroline and Erica are best of friends and worst of enemies. Set in the American mid- and south-west, their story unfolds over more than 50 years against a backdrop of sweeping social change. Feisty and argumentative, they roll with the punches, surviving car crashes, awkward family gatherings, relationship disasters—and plastic surgery. Sharply observed and darkly comic, Magnetism notches a riveting new path through this most fundamental of family ties. "Ruth Figgest has a deep understanding of the human condition in all its many guises and depicts it with razor-sharp accuracy. Her characters are emotionally vulnerable, self-sabotaging, and prone to exhilaratingly outrageous behaviour, but they somehow never lose our sympathy. This is psychologically acute, perceptive and witty writing that can make you laugh out loud and wince with discomfort at the same time." - Umi Sinha "Ruth Figgest demonstrates how to make a story about more than one thing at once. Her astute young heroine faces the prospect of plastic surgery to render her looks more pleasing to her lovingly fault-finding mother but simultaneously arrives at a new understanding of the state of her parents’ marriage and the ambivalent purpose she has to serve within it." - Patrick Gale   Learn More
  10. Naming Monsters by Hannah Eaton

    Naming Monsters by Hannah Eaton

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    Shortlisted - First Graphic Novel Competition 2012 Shortlisted - Graphic Scotland 9th Art Award 2013 An adult Where the Wild Things Are, Naming Monsters is a warm, compelling graphic novel about a college student grappling with her emotions after losing her mother, but without knowing how to express them. "Beautifully drawn – a wonderful evocation of coming of age – unlike anything I've seen." - Paul Gravette Paperback: 176 pages Size: 170mm x 220mm   Learn More

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