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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 Thursday Murder Club
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Hamnet
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The Midnight Library
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The Song of Achilles
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The Vanishing Half
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Small Pleasures
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Where the Crawdads Sing
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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
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Shuggie Bain
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The Dinner Guest
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Home Stretch
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Circe
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The Devil and the Dark Water
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The Strawberry Thief
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The Girl with the Louding Voice
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The Law of Innocence
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The Missing Sister
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Klara and the Sun
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Our Best New Fiction Hardbacks

I Couldn't Love You More
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The Sweetness of Water
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Still Life
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Should We Stay or Should We Go
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Klara and the Sun
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Mother Mother
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Threadneedle
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Black Buck
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The Missing Sister
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The Wolf Den
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Palace of the Drowned
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Six Tudor Queens: Katharine Parr, The Sixth Wife
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Panenka
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A Bookshop in Algiers
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Snowflake
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How to Kidnap the Rich
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Lean Fall Stand
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The Answer to Everything
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Signed & Special Editions

Sorrow and Bliss
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Mrs England
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The Other Black Girl
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Careless
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Tokyo Redux
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Girl in the Walls
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Lean Fall Stand
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The Khan
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His Only Wife
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Panenka
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How to Kidnap the Rich
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The Startup Wife
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A Net for Small Fishes
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Nighthawking
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Hot Stew
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The High House
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The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer
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Brood
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Our Best New Fiction Paperbacks

BOX 88
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The Vanishing Half
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Small Pleasures
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Dark Tides
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Home Stretch
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The Strawberry Thief
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Sweet Sweet Revenge Ltd.
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Because of You
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The Windsor Knot
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The Mirror and the Light
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Summer
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The Lucky Escape
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And Now You're Back
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Scabby Queen
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The Court of Miracles
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Come Again
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Actress
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Who They Was
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Coming Soon - Our Best Fiction to Pre-Order

Silverview
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The Women of Troy
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Snow Country
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Yours Cheerfully
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How to Kill Your Family
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Once Upon a Broken Heart
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Beautiful World, Where Are You
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Shooting Martha
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Animal
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Bewilderment
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To Paradise
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The Island of Missing Trees
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Other People's Clothes
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The Distant Shores
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Sunset
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Moth
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Matrix
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The Echo Chamber
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Luxury Editions & Gift Books

Death on the Nile
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The Remains of the Day
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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 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

A Little Life
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The Handmaid's Tale
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Nineteen Eighty-Four
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My Brilliant Friend
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Rebecca
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Lord of the Flies
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Wolf Hall
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The Remains of the Day
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The Underground Railroad
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Americanah
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Excellent Women
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The Poisonwood Bible
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The Road
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Their Eyes Were Watching God
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Carol
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High-Rise
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The Line of Beauty
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The Bookshop
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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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The Girl with the Louding Voice
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Girl, Woman, Other
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Such a Fun Age
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Queenie
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My Sister, the Serial Killer
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The Underground Railroad
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Transcendent Kingdom
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Luster
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The Other Black Girl
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The Shadow King
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Real Life
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Silver Sparrow
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An American Marriage
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Rainbow Milk
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Half of a Yellow Sun
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All My Lies Are True
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American Spy
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Harry Potter Chibi Bookmark
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Beaded Bookmark She Believed She Could
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The Waterstones Round Up: June's Best Books

As we skip nimbly into summer, here is our selection of the best books to read in the sunshine this June.

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.

Elizabeth Macneal on the Real-Life World of the Victorian Circus

Elizabeth Macneal discusses the real-life circus milieu of the nineteenth century that informed her latest novel, Circus of Wonders.