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The Bricks That Built the Houses by Kate Tempest

London is at the heart of award-winning poet and rapper Kate Tempest’s ambitious debut; echoing the writing of Zadie Smith, she weaves the threads of immigration, identity, class, art, sexuality and survival. Her unique, poetic prose pushes on at an almost breathless pace, capturing the break-neck speed of our capital’s culture and particularly what it means to be young in the city.

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Penguin clothbound classics

Penguin's Clothbound Classics are as much a pleasure to hold as to read and are a fantastic work of publishing. All the great novels of the past are represented from Alice in Wonderland to Great Expectiations and beyond.

Designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these classics will stand proud on any bookshelf or provide the perfect furnishing for the living room coffee table, giving an adequate air of respectability to the canny booklover's home.

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James Bond

Everyone's favourite agent provocateur, James Bond, has become a literary superstar since his genesis in Casino Royale over 60 years ago, with over 14 books written by Ian Fleming.

Not only are the original novels still highly regarded as seminal works of espionage fiction, but loyal readers are still following 007's heroics today with licensed contemporary fiction written by great modern authors like William Boyd and Sebastian Faulks.

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The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016 Shortlist Announced

'Originality, accessibility and excellence'

Since its inception in 1996, under its original moniker the Orange Prize for Fiction, The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction has established itself as one of the most significant awards in the literary calendar.


Ten Books set in Bookshops


A list of ten books that feature bookshops by Tina Hartas - as we all know, the only thing better than a real book shop is a fictional one.


Review: Hot Milk

Come on in, the water is warm

Deborah Levy's playful yet dark new novel, Hot Milk, shows the mother-daughter bond in all its terrifying intensity.


Delve into our huge range of fiction books to read, spanning the novels of Austen and Dickens, to the historical fiction of C.J. Sansom, via literary fiction by Ian McEwan, Martin Amis, Will Self and Irvine Welsh. Not forgetting, of course, the classic fiction in the Penguin Classics and the Vintage Classics series.