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Storytelling is as old as time and, whether it’s an award-winning epic novel or a page-turning blockbuster, a great book can stay with you throughout your life. Here you will find the best books by everyone from Chinua Achebe to Stefan Zweig, by way of twentieth-century giants like Harper Lee and Graham Greene, and modern-day maestros such as Hilary Mantel and Bernardine Evaristo.

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Our Best Fiction Books

Summerwater
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The Thursday Murder Club
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The Midnight Library
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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
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The Song of Achilles
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It Ends With Us
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One August Night
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Hamnet
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The Castaways
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Betty
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Where the Crawdads Sing
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How to Kill Your Family
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The Vanishing Half
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Troy
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V2
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Small Pleasures
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Troubled Blood
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The Marlow Murder Club
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Our Best New Fiction Hardbacks

Klara and the Sun
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The Paper Palace
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Songbirds
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A Passage North
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Cecily
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Other People's Clothes
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Last Summer in the City
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The Echo Chamber
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Blank Pages and Other Stories
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The Ophelia Girls
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Three Rooms
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Build Your House Around My Body
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Injury Time
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Everyone Is Still Alive
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The Black Dress
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The Giant Dark
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Intimacies
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The Country of Others
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Signed & Special Editions

Songbirds
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Meet Me In Another Life
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The Nameless Ones
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Other People's Clothes
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She Who Became the Sun
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I Know What You've Done
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A Narrow Door
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Shooting Martha
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Three Rooms
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Build Your House Around My Body
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Everyone Is Still Alive
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The Island of Missing Trees
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The Second Woman
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Moth
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The Startup Wife
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Black Water Sister
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Tokyo Redux
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Animal
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Our Best New Fiction Paperbacks

Summerwater
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Betty
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It Ends With Us
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One August Night
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Troy
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Ghosts
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Dark Tides
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The Lying Life of Adults
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The Mercies
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
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The Windsor Knot
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The Mountains Sing
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How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House
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Earthlings
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The First Woman
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If I Had Your Face
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Here is the Beehive
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As You Were
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Coming Soon - Our Best Fiction to Pre-Order

Cloud Cuckoo Land
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Once Upon a Broken Heart
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Bewilderment
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Beautiful World, Where Are You
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Silverview
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The Women of Troy
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Freckles
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Snow Country
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To Paradise
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Crossroads
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Harlem Shuffle
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The Fell
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Matrix
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The Morning Star
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With This Kiss
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Keisha The Sket
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Lily
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Luxury Editions & Gift Books

Half of a Yellow Sun
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The Bell Jar
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The Wolf Hall Trilogy
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The Great Dune Trilogy
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The Great Gatsby
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The Handmaid's Tale
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The Smiley Collection Boxset
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The Penguin Classics Book
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The Mystery of the Blue Train
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Black Narcissus
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A Far Cry From Kensington
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Angela Carter's Book Of Fairy Tales
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The Hobbit
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One Hundred Years of Solitude
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Necronomicon
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Wolf Hall
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Great Books You Must Read

Our selection of classic paperbacks

The Handmaid's Tale
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A Little Life
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Nineteen Eighty-Four
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My Brilliant Friend
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Lord of the Flies
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Rebecca
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The Remains of the Day
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Americanah
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The Underground Railroad
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Wolf Hall
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The Road
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Excellent Women
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The Poisonwood Bible
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Carol
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Their Eyes Were Watching God
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The Bookshop
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The Line of Beauty
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High-Rise
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Contemporary Fiction from the Best Black Authors

There has never been a more essential time to discover these groundbreaking works.

The Vanishing Half
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Girl, Woman, Other
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The Girl with the Louding Voice
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Such a Fun Age
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My Sister, the Serial Killer
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Queenie
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Half of a Yellow Sun
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The Underground Railroad
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An American Marriage
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Kindred
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Real Life
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Transcendent Kingdom
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Luster
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The Shadow King
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Silver Sparrow
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Homegoing
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Blacktop Wasteland
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American Spy
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The Waterstones Round Up: July's Best Books

From fiction to cookbooks to biography, here is our pick of the finest publishing coming your way this July.

The Passenger: A German Masterpiece Rediscovered

Adam Freudenheim, publisher and managing director of Pushkin Press, reveals why he loves Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz's classic thriller.

Cari Thomas on Her Favourite Fictional Magical Londons

The author of the stunning new fantasy Threadneedle reveals her top alternate fictional Londons with a magical tinge.

Shelley Parker-Chan on the Real-Life Inspiration Behind She Who Became the Sun

Shelley Parker-Chan, author of She Who Became the Sun, reveals the historical inspiration behind the central character of her epic novel.