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    Blackout (Paperback) Ragnar Jonasson

    As the 24-hour Arctic summer is transformed into darkness by a volcanic eruption, Ari Thor must find a killer before someone else dies... NEXT in the international, bestselling Dark Iceland series

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    The Door (Paperback) Magda Szabo

    A young writer, struggling for success, employs an elderly woman called Emerence to be her housekeeper. From their first encounter it is clear that Emerence is no ordinary maid. This work evokes the development of the bond between these two very different women, and the tragic ending to their relationship.

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    The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (English, Leather / fine binding) Edgar Allan Poe

    Edgar Allan Poe was one of the earliest pioneers of the short story and perfected the tale of psychological horror. This title collects Poe's fiction and poetry, including "The Fall of the House of Usher", "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Raven", "Annabel Lee", and the novel "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket".

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    A Country Doctor's Notebook (Paperback) Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov

    With the ink still wet on his diploma, the twenty-five-year-old Dr Mikhail Bulgakov was flung into the depths of rural Russia in 1916-17. This book show how his alter-ego copes (or fails to cope) with the new and often appalling responsibilities of a lone doctor in a vast country practice - on the eve of the Revolution.

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    The Complete Robot (English, Paperback) Isaac Asimov

    The complete collection of Isaac Asimov's classic Robot stories.

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    Pond (Paperback) Claire-Louise Bennett

    Feverish and forthright, Pond is an absorbing chronicle of the pitfalls and pleasures of a solitudinous life told by an unnamed woman living on the cusp of a coastal town. Claire-Louise Bennett's startlingly original debut collection slips effortlessly between worlds and is by turns darkly funny and deeply moving.

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    Signs Preceding the End of the World (English, Paperback) Yuri Herrera

    Makina knows how to survive in a macho world. Leaving her native Mexico in search of her brother, she's smuggled into the USA bearing two secret messages - one from her mother and one from the Mexican underworld. In this grippingly original novel Herrera explores the actual and psychological crossings and translations people make.

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    The Ancient Minstrel (English, Paperback) Jim Harrison

    A New York Times bestseller, The Ancient Minstrel is a stunning collection of novellas that highlight Jim Harrison’s phenomenal range as a writer, shot through with his trademark wit and keen insight into the human condition. Harrison has tremendous fun with his own reputation in the title novella, about an aging writer in Montana who indulges his lifelong dream of raising pigs, struggles to...

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    The Death Factory (English, Paperback) Greg Iles

    Death is the end, and if a man doesn't speak before it silences him, then his deepest secrets go with him.From #1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles comes an e-original novella featuring former prosecutor Penn Cage, a story of family secrets and justice denied, plus an excerpt from his new novel,Natchez Burning.When a heart attack sends Penn's father, Tom Cage, to the ER, Tom begs that...

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    The Alchemist (English, Paperback) Paulo Coelho

    A global phenomenon, The Alchemist has been read and loved by over 62 million readers, topping bestseller lists in 74 countries worldwide. Now this magical fable is beautifully repackaged in an edition that lovers of Paulo Coelho will want to treasure forever.

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    The Outsider (English, Paperback) Albert Camus

    Meursault, his anti-hero, will not lie. When his mother dies, he refuses to show his emotions simply to satisfy the expectations of others. And when he commits a random act of violence on a sun-drenched beach near Algiers, his lack of remorse compounds his guilt in the eyes of society and the law. Yet he is as much a victim as a criminal.

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    The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories (Paperback) Angela Carter

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN SIMPSON From familiar fairy tales and legends - Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves - Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.

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    Books of Blood Omnibus 2: Volumes 4-6 (Paperback) Clive Barker

    A collection from the master of horror ... trust nothing except your fear...

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    Ashenden (Paperback) W. Somerset Maugham

    When war broke out in 1914, Somerset Maugham was dispatched by the British Secret Service to Switzerland under the guise of completing a play. This title collects stories that are rooted in author's own experiences as an agent, reflecting the ruthlessness and brutality of espionage, its intrigue and treachery, as well as its absurdity.

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    Stories of Your Life and Others (Paperback) Ted Chiang

    A short story collection by the multiple-award-winning SF author Ted Chiang.

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    Eveningland (English, Hardback) Michael Knight

    ?Michael Knight is more than a master of the short story. He knows the true pace of life and does not cheat it, all the while offering whopping entertainment.”?Barry HannahLong considered a master of the form and an essential voice in American fiction, Michael Knight’s stories have been lauded by writers such Ann Patchett, Elizabeth Gilbert, Barry Hannah, and Richard Bausch. Now, with...

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    Iraq+100 (English, Paperback) Hassan Blasim, Anoud

    Iraq + 100 poses a question to contemporary Iraqi writers: what might your home city look like in the year 2103 exactly 100 years after the disastrous American and British-led invasion of Iraq? How might that war reach across a century of repair and rebirth, and affect the state of the country its politics, its religion, its language, its culture and how might Iraq have finally escaped its...

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    Flappers and Philosophers: The Collected Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald (English, Hardback) F. Scott Fitzgerald

    A collection of stories such as: "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz", a fairy tale of unlimited wealth; the sad and hilarious stories of Hollywood hack Pat Hobby; and, "The Lost Decade".

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    The Machine Stops (Paperback) E. M. Forster

    Features two affecting short stories that combine the fantastical with the allegorical. This book includes "The Machine Stops" and "A Celestial Omnibus".

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    Stories of Your Life and Others (English, Paperback) Ted Chiang

    Soon to be a major motion picture starring Amy Adams.Combining the precision and scientific curiosity of Kim Stanley Robinson with Lorrie Moore's cool, clear love of language and narrative intricacy, this award-winning collection offers readers the dual delights of the very, very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar.Stories of Your Life and Others presents characters who must confront...

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