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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 Bestselling Fiction Books

The Cloisters
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Birnam Wood
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In Ascension
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One Day
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A Court of Thorns and Roses
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Bride
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The Fury
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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
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Old God's Time
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House of Flame and Shadow
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Lessons in Chemistry
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Godkiller
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Before the Coffee Gets Cold
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Babel
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Homecoming
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The Satsuma Complex
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Killing Moon
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A Little Life
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Our Best New Fiction Paperbacks

Homecoming
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Magnolia Parks: Into the Dark
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My Father's House
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Atalanta
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Clytemnestra
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The Last Dance
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Our Hideous Progeny
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Weyward
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Cuddy
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The New Life
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Squeaky Clean
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Henry VIII: The Heart and the Crown
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Victory City
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The Snow Hare
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On the Savage Side
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A Spell of Good Things
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I Have Some Questions For You
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All the Little Bird-Hearts
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Our Best New Fiction Hardbacks

Fourteen Days
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The Book of Doors
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The List of Suspicious Things
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Piglet
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Red Side Story
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The Queen of Poisons
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The Women
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The Secrets of Blythswood Square
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Come and Get It
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The Island Swimmer
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Pity
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What Will Survive of Us
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Greta and Valdin
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Quint
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The Night Alphabet
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Sisterhood
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The Bone Hunters
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Meet Me at the Surface
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Coming soon - 12/03/2024
Finally published, this great lost novel from the titan of Latin American fiction is a masterful dissection of sensuality, desire and regret that centres on a married woman who takes a new lover on one day every year.
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Our Best Coming Soon Fiction Paperbacks

None of This is True
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Strange Sally Diamond
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The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi
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In Memoriam
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Happy Place
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The Secret
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A Death in the Parish
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The Maiden
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Romantic Comedy
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Someone Else’s Shoes
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Old Babes in the Wood
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The Bee Sting
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Conviction
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Yellowface
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How to Kill a Guy in Ten Ways
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Kala
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Close to Home
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Our Best Coming Soon Fiction Hardbacks

You Are Here
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Until August
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The Household
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Empire of the Damned
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Caledonian Road
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The Hunter
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The Gentleman From Peru
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Clear
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The Kellerby Code
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Prima Facie
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Martyr!
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The Tower
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Way Back
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On the Horizon: The Biggest Fiction for 2024

We Solve Murders
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Shadows in the Moonlight
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Hera
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Long Island
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Blue Sisters
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In Too Deep
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The Heart in Winter
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Long Island Compromise
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Enlightenment
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Wind and Truth
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The Pairing
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Can't Spell Treason Without Tea
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Scripted
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My Favourite Mistake
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Death at the Sign of the Rook
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Private Rites
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Funny Story
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Unmissable Debuts Coming in 2024

The List of Suspicious Things
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Piglet
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The City of Stardust
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Green Dot
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Wild Houses
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Glorious Exploits
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Greta and Valdin
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The Principle of Moments
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The House of Broken Bricks
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The Storm We Made
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Breakdown
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Hard by a Great Forest
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Voyage of the Damned
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The Kellerby Code
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Hyper
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River East, River West
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Where There Was Fire
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Great Books You Must Read

Our selection of classic titles

Small Things Like These
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A Little Life
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Normal People
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The Virgin Suicides
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The Bell Jar
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The Song of Achilles
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My Year of Rest and Relaxation
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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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Wolf Hall
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The Remains of the Day
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Lord of the Flies
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The Poisonwood Bible
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Leave the World Behind
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The Underground Railroad
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Their Eyes Were Watching God
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Signed & Special Editions

The Fraud
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The Mystery Guest
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The Last Word
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Nineteen Steps
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The Defector
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Sharpe's Command
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Let Us Descend
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The Girl in the Eagle's Talons
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A Stroke of the Pen
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Ordinary Human Failings
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Lessons in Chemistry
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Devotion
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Bellies
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Exiles
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The Late Americans
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A House for Alice
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Shy
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Luxury Editions & Gift Books

Circe
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The Goldfinch - 10th Anniversary Edition
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The Bell Jar
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The Virgin Suicides
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A Stroke of the Pen
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The Secret History
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Rebecca
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The Handmaid's Tale
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Frankenstein (Deluxe Edition)
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The Great Gatsby
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Sleepily Ever After
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The Kite Runner
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Dune Messiah
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Brave New World
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Anansi Boys
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The Hobbit
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Birdsong
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Half of a Yellow Sun
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Contemporary Fiction by Writers of Colour

Memphis
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People Person
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You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty
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The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho
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The Vanishing Half
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Honey & Spice
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Homegoing
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Assembly
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Glory
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Nightcrawling
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Americanah
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Black Cake
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Luster
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Vagabonds!
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The Fortune Men
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The Other Black Girl
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The Secret Lives of Church Ladies
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Our Best LGBTQ+ Contemporary Fiction Books

Godkiller
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A Day of Fallen Night
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The New Life
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The Shards
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Cursed Bread
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In Memoriam
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Pity
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Iris Kelly Doesn't Date
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Now She is Witch
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Herc
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Killing Jericho
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Arthur and Teddy Are Coming Out
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Neon Roses
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The Gentle Art of Fortune Hunting
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All This Could Be Different
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Love Me Tender
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Blackouts
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I Will Greet the Sun Again
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The Will of the Many
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Babel
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The Things We Do To Our Friends
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The Secret History
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If We Were Villains
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Ninth House
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The Atlas Six
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The Maidens
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The Cloisters
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Bunny
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Never Let Me Go
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A Deadly Education
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Our Share of Night
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The Betrayals
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These Violent Delights
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The Fiction You Need to Read in 2024

Covering contemporary fiction, crime and fantasy, find out which books you can't afford to ignore in 2024.

The Waterstones Round Up: February's Best Books

From utterly unmissable thrillers to heart-stopping biography, discover our pick of February's finest books.

Heartwarming Bookshop and Library Fiction for Booklovers

Curl up with the romance and reassurance of a great bookshop read, courtesy of our hand-picked selection.

Katy Hays on the Inspiration Behind The Cloisters

The author of our February Thriller of the Month discusses phenomena and discoveries that informed the page-turning story of her novel.

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