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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

The Sentinel
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A Song for the Dark Times
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The Thursday Murder Club
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Firewatching
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Where the Crawdads Sing
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Troy
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The Guest List
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Pine
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Girl, Woman, Other
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Starve Acre
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When Shadows Fall
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A Single Thread
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Shuggie Bain
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Westwind
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Those Who Are Loved
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The Beekeeper of Aleppo
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Lockdown
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Find Them Dead
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New For 2020

Shuggie Bain
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Leave the World Behind
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Troy
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The Betrayals
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Ghosts
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The Emperor's Exile
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The Thursday Murder Club
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The Midnight Library
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The Evening and the Morning
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Hamnet
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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
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Troubled Blood
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V2
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The Mirror & the Light
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The Silence
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Piranesi
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The Vanishing Half
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Exciting Times
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Signed & Special Editions

The Betrayals
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Murder On Mustique
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Mr Wilder and Me
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The Book of Two Ways
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Home Stretch
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That Old Country Music
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Betty
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The Harpy
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Troy
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Utopia Avenue
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Blue Ticket
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The Evening and the Morning
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Why Visit America
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Come Again
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The Trouble With Peace
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Dances and Dreams on Diamond Street
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One by One
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The Searcher
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2020's Best Paperbacks

The Testaments
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The Starless Sea
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The Memory Police
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The Shadow King
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Lot
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Lot
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The Topeka School
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Death in Her Hands
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The Ten Loves of Mr Nishino
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Breasts and Eggs
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The Guest List
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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
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Agent Running in the Field
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Your House Will Pay
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Dominicana
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Love and Other Thought Experiments
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Ghost Fire
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The Sun Sister
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Luxury Editions & Gift Books

The Handmaid's Tale
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Death on the Nile
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Half of a Yellow Sun
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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 Spy Who Came in from the Cold
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The Catcher in the Rye
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The Remains of the Day
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One Hundred Years of Solitude
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The Bell Jar
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The Mystery of the Blue Train
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The Little Drummer Girl
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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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Black Narcissus
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Christmas Crackers

Our pick of the best festive books

A Christmas Memory
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Christmas is Murder
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Dickens at Christmas
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Christmas Days
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A Literary Christmas
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Christmas Stories
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The Christmas Mystery
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Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm
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Village Christmas
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Christmas at High Rising
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Hercule Poirot's Christmas
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A Maigret Christmas
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The Night Before Christmas
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A Child's Christmas in Wales
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Little But Lovely

Stocking fillers at a great price

Tiny Tales
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Serpentine
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The Part-Time Job
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Classic Cat Stories
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The Poetry Pharmacy Returns
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Mr Salary
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Classic Dog Stories
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Frost Fair
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Come Rain or Come Shine
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Little Grey Cells
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Festive Spirits
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Literary Lover's Box Set
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Seriously Funny
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The Signalman
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Christmas with Dull People
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Faeries, Elves and Goblins
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The Woman in Black
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Clothbound Classics

Dracula
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Jane Eyre
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War And Peace
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Little Women
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Frankenstein
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Treasure Island
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Wuthering Heights
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The Jungle Books
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles
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Les Miserables
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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The War of the Worlds
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The Odyssey
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Paradise Lost
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Crime and Punishment
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The Canterbury Tales
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Great Books You Must Read

Our selection of classic paperbacks

Nineteen Eighty-Four
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Beloved
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Things Fall Apart
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Norwegian Wood
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The Color Purple
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The Handmaid's Tale
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Another Country
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Lord of the Flies
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The Secret History
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To Kill A Mockingbird
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The Catcher in the Rye
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Americanah
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The Book Thief
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Brighton Rock
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The Underground Railroad
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The Remains of the Day
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Wolf Hall
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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 Girl with the Louding Voice
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Girl, Woman, Other
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Lot
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That Reminds Me
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Heaven, My Home
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The Old Drift
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Remembered
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Sun is Sky
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Half of a Yellow Sun
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Silver Sparrow
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The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney
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Queenie
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An American Marriage
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Red at the Bone
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White Teeth
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The Underground Railroad
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Such a Fun Age
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Homegoing
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On the Horizon - Fiction to Pre-Order Now

The Death of Francis Bacon
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The Galaxy, and the Ground Within
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Project Hail Mary
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Klara and the Sun
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Daughters of Night
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The City of Tears
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First Person Singular
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Transcendent Kingdom
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The Living Sea of Waking Dreams
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The Push
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Alexandria
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The Survivors
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All That Glitters
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Kill A Stranger
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A Bright Ray of Darkness
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The Mask Falling
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The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer
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Here Comes the Miracle
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