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  • The Mystery of the Enchanted Crypt
    The Mystery of the Enchanted Crypt (English, Paperback) Eduardo Mendoza

    Released from an asylum to help with a police enquiry, the quick-witted and foul-smelling narrator delves deep into the underworld of 1970s Barcelona to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a teenage girl from a convent school, in this hilarious detective romp through seedy underworld Barcelona.

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  • No Word from Gurb
    No Word from Gurb (English, Paperback) Eduardo Mendoza

    Reissue of hilarious cult classic - an extraterrestrial Don Quixote bumbling through modern-day Barcelona - by celebrated Spanish novelist, Eduardo Mendoza. A delirious and hilarious satire of our society's mores.

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  • The Ministry of Pain
    The Ministry of Pain (Paperback) Dubravka Ugresic

    Tanja Lucic teaches at the University of Amsterdam and lives on the edge of the city's red light district. Desperate to make ends meet, many of her students find work at the 'Ministry', a fetish-wear factory in North Amsterdam. Meanwhile, Tanja and her student Igor form a dangerously close relationship.

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  • The Summer My Father Died
    The Summer My Father Died (English, Paperback) Yudit Kiss

    Lyrical, poetic and pierced with black humour, The Summer My Father Died is a stunning and achingly beautiful memoir.

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  • The Old Man and His Sons
    The Old Man and His Sons (English, Paperback) Hedin Bru

    Vibrating with a spirit, almost at times a savagery that recalls ancient Norsemen and Viking sagas, The Old Man and His Sons is is a touching novel that deftly captures a vanishing way of life.

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  • From the Mouth of the Whale
    From the Mouth of the Whale (English, Paperback) Sjon

    In the chilling aftermath of Iceland's Lutheran Reformation in 1635, Jonas Palmason - a poet, naturalist and self-taught healer - has been condemned to exile for heretical conduct. Based on the historical figure Jon Gudmundsson, From the Mouth of the Whale is a magical evocation of an enlightened mind and a vanished age.

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  • The Blue Fox
    The Blue Fox (English, Paperback) Victoria Sjon

    The year is 1883. The stark Icelandic winter landscape is the backdrop. We follow the priest, Skugga-Baldur, on his hunt for the enigmatic blue fox in this book that is part thriller, part fairy tale.

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  • Hikayat
    Hikayat (English, Paperback) Roseanne Saad Khalaf

    An anthology of Lebanese women fiction writers, this title offers a mix of stories by published authors with established reputations, such as Emily Nasrallah, Hanan Sheikh, and Alaweeya Sobh, alongside the narratives of younger women whose voices explore new terrain. These voices reflect the rich diversity of a complex multi-cultural society.

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  • Vauxhall
    Vauxhall (English, Paperback) Gabriel Gbadamosi

    Vauxhall is a tender and occasionally dark portrait of a child growing up and looking for his place in inner city London. A debut novel that is populated by a stunning aray of charcters, who bring to life the experience of growing up in this part of south London during the early 1970's.

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  • Katha
    Katha (English, Paperback) Butalia Urvashi

    Indian women's stories have been handed down from generation to generation, enriched and embroidered along the way. This collection covers various languages and cultures and reflects the complex cultures of India, bringing us a selection of various country's finest female voices.

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  • For Bread Alone
    For Bread Alone (English, Paperback) Mohamed Choukri, Paul Bowles

    Driven by famine from their home in the Rif, Mohamed's family walks to Tangiers in search of a better life. But things are no better there. Eight of his siblings die of malnutrition and neglect, and one is killed by his father in a fit of rage. This is a memoir of a young Moroccan boy's coming of age in a time of extreme poverty and degradation.

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  • Virginia Woolf in Manhattan
    Virginia Woolf in Manhattan (Paperback) Maggie Gee

    Nominated for the 2015 Folio Prize, this sparkling, critically acclaimed novel is now available in paperback. This is a love letter to Virginia Woolf by one of Britain's best loved authors, previously shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

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  • The Lady from Tel Aviv
    The Lady from Tel Aviv (English, Paperback) Raba'I Al-Madhoun

    A compelling human story, regarded as one of the great achievements of modern Arabic literature. Shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, 2010 and published for the first time into English.

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  • The Whispering Muse
    The Whispering Muse (English, Paperback) Sjon

    An ode to storytelling, The Whispering Muse evokes a time gone by with wit and verve, from the rogues and oddities among sea-faring types, to the long-lost romance and mystique of ancient mythology.

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  • Jamilia
    Jamilia (English, Paperback) Chingiz Aitmatov

    A modern classic of Soviet literature, a love story that ranks alongside Turgenev's First Love.

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  • Souffle
    Souffle (English, Paperback) Asli Perker

    A bestseller in Turkey, this is an uplifting novel about the healing power of cooking set in Paris, New York and Istanbul.

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  • Songs My Mother Never Taught Me
    Songs My Mother Never Taught Me (English, Paperback) Selcuk Altun

    After the death of his overbearing mother, the privileged Arda reflects on his young life, and on the life of his father, the famous mathematician Mursel Ergenekon, who was murdered on Arda's fourteenth birthday. Meanwhile, on the other side of the city Bedirhan has decided to pack in his ten-year career as an assassin.

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  • While the Shark is Sleeping
    While the Shark is Sleeping (Paperback) Milena Agus

    With warmth, earthy humour and magic woven throughout, this is a beautifully told story about the nature of love and young womanhood. The author, Milena Agus, is an award-winning and internationally bestselling author.

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  • The Cloud Messenger
    The Cloud Messenger (English, Paperback) Aamer Hussein

    Interwoven with the poetry of love, loss and longing, The Cloud Messenger is a study of the search for a home in the world and of the redeeming power of memory and unconditional love.

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  • Virginia Woolf in Manhattan
    Virginia Woolf in Manhattan (Hardback) Maggie Gee

    An ode to Virginia Woolf, this is the new novel by critically acclaimed writer, Maggie Gee. A vivacious, sexy and ultimately uplifting novel about the life of a female writer and her relationships.

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