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  • Artful
    Artful (English, Paperback) Ali Smith

    Explores form, style, life, love, death, mortality, immortality and what art and writing can mean. Part fiction, part essay, this book is a revelation of what writing can do.

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  • The Hearing Trumpet
    The Hearing Trumpet (Paperback) Leonora Carrington

    One of the first things ninety-two-year-old Marian Leatherby overhears when she is given an ornate hearing trumpet is her family plotting to commit her to an institution. Soon, she finds herself trapped in a sinister retirement home, where the elderly must inhabit buildings shaped like igloos and birthday cakes.

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  • Hotel World
    Hotel World (Paperback) Ali Smith

    Featuring five people, this book focuses on these characters and traces their intersecting lives.

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  • There but for the
    There but for the (Paperback) Ali Smith

    'There once was a man who, one night at a dinner party, went upstairs and locked himself in one of the bedrooms of the house of the people who were giving the dinner party...'. As time passes by and the consequences of this stranger's actions ripple outwards, touching the owners, the guests, the neighbours and the whole country.

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  • The Member of the Wedding
    The Member of the Wedding (English, Paperback) Carson McCullers

    Presents three phases of a weekend crisis in the life of a motherless twelve-year-old girl.

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  • Wise Children
    Wise Children (Paperback) Angela Carter

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALI SMITH A richly comic tale of the tangled fortunes of two theatrical families, the Hazards and the Chances, Angela Carter's witty and bawdy novel is populated with as many sets of twins, and mistaken identities as any Shakespeare comedy, and celebrates the magic of over a century of show business.

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  • The Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield
    The Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield (Paperback) Katherine Mansfield

    Katherine Mansfield's clear and perceptive short stories revolutionized the genre. This collection represents the whole range of her writing from short sharp studies to longer, richer tales, encompassing her three major volumes Bliss, The Garden Party and In a German Pension, along with fifteen unfinished stories published after her death.

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  • The Accidental
    The Accidental (English, Paperback) Ali Smith

    A novel that pans in on the Norfolk holiday home of the Smart family one hot summer. There a beguiling stranger called Amber appears at the door bearing all sorts of unexpected gifts, trampling over family boundaries and sending each of the Smarts scurrying from the dark into the light.

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  • Morphologies
    Morphologies (English, Paperback) Ali Smith, Toby Litt $16.63
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  • The True Deceiver
    The True Deceiver (Multiple languages, Paperback) Tove Jansson

    A New York Review Books OriginalDeception—the lies we tell ourselves and the lies we tell others—is the subject of this, Tove Jansson’s most unnerving and unpredictable novel. Here Jansson takes a darker look at the subjects that animate the best of her work, from her sensitive tale of island life, The Summer Book, to her famous Moomin stories: solitude and community, art and life, love and...

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  • Sunset Song
    Sunset Song (English, Paperback) Lewis Gibbon

    Young Chris Guthrie lives a brutal life in the harsh landscape of northern Scotland, torn between her passion for the land, duty to her family and her love of books. When her mother, broken by repeated childbirths, takes her own life and poisons her two youngest children, Chris is left with her father to run the farm on her own.

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  • Refugee Tales
    Refugee Tales (English, Paperback) Ali Smith, Abdulrazak Gurnah

    Two unaccompanied children travel across the Mediterranean in an overcrowded boat that has been designed to only make it halfway across... A 63-year-old man is woken one morning by border officers 'acting on a tip-off' and, despite having paid taxes for 28 years, is suddenly cast into the detention system with no obvious means of escape... An orphan whose entire life has been spent in slavery ?...

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  • Public Library and Other Stories
    Public Library and Other Stories (English, Paperback) Ali Smith

    Why are books so very powerful? What do the books we've read over our lives?our own personal libraries?make of us? What does the unraveling of our tradition of public libraries, so hard-won but now in jeopardy, say about us?...

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  • Autumn
    Autumn (English, Paperback) Ali Smith


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  • Greenvoe
    Greenvoe (English, Paperback) George Mackay Brown

    Greenvoe, the community on the Orkney Island of Hellya, has existed unchanged for generations. George Mackay Brown has recreated a week in its life, mixing history with personality in a sparkling mixture of prose and poetry.

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  • Poems, Stories and Writings
    Poems, Stories and Writings (English, Paperback) Margaret Caroline Tait

    Poems, Stories and Writings draws on Tait's three poetry collections, her book of short stories,her magazine articles and unpublished notebooks to make available for the first time a collection of the full range of Tait's writing.

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  • BP Portrait Award 2016
    BP Portrait Award 2016 (Paperback) Ali Smith, Nicholas Cullinan

    The BP Portrait Award, now in its thirty-seventh year, is one of Britain's most prestigious art prizes, and is the leading showcase for artists throughout the world specialising in portraiture. This catalogue features fifty-five works from an international list of artists, which together display a diverse range of styles and painterly techniques.

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  • Hotel World
    Hotel World (English, Paperback) Ali Smith


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  • The Story of Antigone
    The Story of Antigone (English, Hardback) Ali Smith, Laura Paoletti

    Ali Smith's retelling of Sophocles' tragedy, about a young Theban princess who decides to bury her dishonoured brother Polynices, against King Creon's express orders-with heart-breaking consequences.

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  • Like
    Like (English, Paperback) Ali Smith

    From one of Britain's most impressive young fiction writers comes an extraordinary and haunting novel - A seductive story of what it means to be alive at the edge of the 20th century: here is a story of what it's like.

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