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The Calligraphy of Dreams

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The Calligraphy of Dreams

Juan Marse

Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Fiction in translation

Paperback

Inspired by glimpses of Hollywood glamour, teenager Ringo - living in Barcelona during the Spanish civil war - dares to dream... [more]

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Irene: Camille Verhoeven #2

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Irene: Camille Verhoeven #2

Pierre Lemaitre

Fiction & Literature; Crime & mystery; Fiction in translation

Paperback

The first Camille Verhoeven investigation - a prequel to the acclaimed and bestselling Alex. Commandant Verhoeven is on the... [more]

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Hour of the Star

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Hour of the Star

Clarice Lispector

Fiction & Literature; Fiction in translation

Paperback

Living in the slums of Rio and eking out a living as a typist, Macabea loves movies, Coca-Cola and her philandering rat of... [more]

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The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien

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The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien

Georges Simenon

Fiction & Literature; Classic crime; Fiction in translation

Paperback

A haunting tale about the lengths to which people will go to escape from guilt. [more]

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The Stories

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The Stories

Jane Gardam

Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Short stories

Hardback

In every story in this treasure-house of a new collection Jane Gardam shakes out life and finds diamonds in its folds. [more]

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Our Happy Time

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Our Happy Time

Ji-young Gong

Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Fiction in translation

Paperback

An amazing novel about forgiving and being forgiven, about loving and being loved, and about happiness - that can be found... [more]

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A Darker Shade: 17 Swedish Stories of Murder, Mystery and Suspense

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A Darker Shade: 17 Swedish Stories of Murder, Mystery and Suspense

John-Henri Holmberg

Anthologies (non-poetry); Fiction & Literature; Crime & mystery; Fiction in translation

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A landmark anthology of Swedish crime, from the masters of Nordic noir. Includes a never-before published short story by Stieg... [more]

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Tristano: A Novel

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Tristano: A Novel

Nanni Balestrini

Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Fiction in translation

Paperback

A love story with infinite possibilities. [more]

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Woes of the True Policeman

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Woes of the True Policeman

Roberto Bolano

Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Fiction in translation

Paperback

Taking us back to the world and characters of his acclaimed masterpiece, 2666, Woes of the True Policeman is Roberto Bolano's... [more]

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Pietr the Latvian

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Pietr the Latvian

Georges Simenon

Fiction & Literature; Classic crime; Fiction in translation

Paperback

Inevitably Maigret was a hostile presence in the Majestic. He constituted a kind of foreign body that the hotel's atmosphere... [more]

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Tenth of December

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Tenth of December

George Saunders

Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Short stories

Paperback

Instantly astounding and enduringly haunting, one of America's greatest writers gives us his most dazzling short story collection... [more]

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Mark of Calth: Horus Heresy #25

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Mark of Calth: Horus Heresy #25

Laurie Goulding

Anthologies (non-poetry); Adventure; Science fiction; Short stories

Paperback

Anthology of short stories revealing the untold tales of the Underworld War. [more]

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Judges

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Judges

Andrea Camilleri, Carlo Lucarelli, Giancarlo De Cataldo

Anthologies (non-poetry); Fiction & Literature; Crime & mystery; Fiction in translation

Hardback

From Italy's premiere crime authors, three novellas from every tradition of crime writing. [more]

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The Human Comedy: Selected Stories

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The Human Comedy: Selected Stories

Honore de Balzac

Short stories

Paperback

We think of Honore de Balzac as the author of long and fully upholstered novels, stitched together into the magnificent visionary... [more]

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Four Stories

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Four Stories

Alan Bennett

Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Short stories

Hardback

Includes such stories as: Father! Father! Burning Bright ; The Clothes They Stood Up In ; The Laying on of Hands ; and... [more]

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Dark Duets: All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy

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Dark Duets: All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy

Christopher Golden

Anthologies (non-poetry); Horror & ghost stories; Fantasy; Short stories

Paperback

A captivating anthology of horror, thriller, and dark fantasy tales by seventeen pairs of celebrated writers, including New... [more]

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A Liaden Universe: Constellation

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A Liaden Universe: Constellation

Sharon Lee, Steve Miller

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Science fiction; Space opera; Short stories

Paperback

Introduces space opera and romance on a grand scale in a galaxy full of interstellar trading clans. This book features 15... [more]

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Trouble is My Business

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Trouble is My Business

Raymond Chandler

Fiction & Literature; Crime & mystery; Short stories

Paperback

LA PI Philip Marlowe is offered a job that leaves a bad taste in the mouth: smearing a girl who's 'got her hooks into a rich... [more]

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The Outsider

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The Outsider

Albert Camus

Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Fiction in translation

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Meursault, his anti-hero, will not lie. When his mother dies, he refuses to show his emotions simply to satisfy the expectations... [more]

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Raised from the Ground

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Raised from the Ground

Jose Saramago

Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Fiction in translation

Paperback

Following the changing fortunes of the Mau-Tempo family - poor, landless peasants not unlike the author's own grandparents,... [more]

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In the Shadow of Islam

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In the Shadow of Islam

Isabelle Eberhardt

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Fiction in translation; Travel & holiday

Paperback

Isabelle Eberhardt has emerged from the shadows to become a cult figure and an icon of the women's movement. Here is the first... [more]

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She She

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She She

Zou Zou, Wang Jiren

Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Short stories

Paperback

Why do we do what we do? Zou Zou explores this question in this compilation of four short stories. [more]

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The Day of the Owl

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The Day of the Owl

Leonardo Sciascia

Fiction & Literature; Crime & mystery; Fiction in translation

Paperback

A crime has been committed in a public place. A dark-suited man was shot as he ran for a bus. The investigating officer of... [more]

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The Gambler

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The Gambler

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Fiction in translation

Paperback

Part of Alma Classics Evergreen series at GBP4.99, this edition of the gambler in a brand new translation includes pictures... [more]

$11.99

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The Confusions of Young Torless

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The Confusions of Young Torless

Robert Musil

Classic fiction (pre c 1945); Fiction in translation

Paperback

At a bleak, isolated military school on the fringes of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, four young cadets - Torless, Beineberg,... [more]

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