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  • Here Comes Troubleby Simon Wroe

    Orion 2017; US$ 15.99

    A STORY FOR OUR TROUBLED TIMES 'Nineteen Eighty-Four crossed with Adrian Mole' Daily Mail 'Scarily prophetic about news, freedom and truth' Antonia Hodgson Ellis Dau dreams of the West - of London, New York and Ashford, Kent. But he is growing up in Kyrzbekistan, a secretive nation where revolution barely makes the news. A country where the... more...

  • Family Lexiconby Natalia Ginzburg; Jenny McPhee; Peg Boyers

    New York Review Books 2017; US$ 14.95

    A masterpiece of European literature that blends family memoir and fiction An Italian family, sizable, with its routines and rituals, crazes, pet phrases, and stories, doubtful, comical, indispensable, comes to life in the pages of Natalia Ginzburg?s Family Lexicon . Giuseppe Levi, the father, is a scientist, consumed by his work and a mania... more...

  • Underground Fugueby Margot Singer

    Melville House 2017; US$ 25.99

    ?A pleasure to read from beginning to end.?   ?Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize?winning author of  March Esther, an American art conservator, has fled New York for London?partly to escape her failing marriage, partly to tend to her dying mother. On her first night there, she spots a young man returning home very late, wet and muddy, to the house... more...

  • Pussyby Howard Jacobson

    Random House 2017; US$ 18.32 US$ 15.50

    Pussy is the story of Prince Fracassus, heir presumptive to the Duchy of Origen, famed for its golden-gated skyscrapers and casinos, who passes his boyhood watching reality shows on TV, imagining himself to be the Roman Emperor Nero, and fantasizing about hookers. He is idle, boastful, thin-skinned and egotistic; has no manners, no curiosity, no... more...

  • The Betrothedby Alessandro Manzoni

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    Set in northern Italy in 1628, during the terrible, oppressive years under Spanish rule, it is sometimes seen as a veiled attack on Austria, which controlled the region at the time the novel was written. It is also noted for the extraordinary description of the plague that struck Milan around 1630. more...

  • Towards Mellbreakby Marie-Elsa Bragg

    Random House 2017; US$ 18.32 US$ 15.50

    After many generations, it is now, in 1971, Harold who runs Ard Farm. Out on the fells, he feels his father?s presence, and there is hope that he, his grandmother and his Uncle Joe will be able to take the farm forward and prosper. But their way of life is under threat. Farming is undergoing huge change and increasingly harmful intervention. As... more...

  • The Tyrant's Shadowby Antonia Senior

    Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 5.99

    A court without a kingdom, a kingdom without a king... England, 1652: since Charles I's execution the land has remained untethered, the people longing for change. When Patience Johnson meets preacher Sidrach Simmonds, she believes her destiny is to become his wife and help him spread the Lord's word. Simmonds sees things quite differently. Patience's... more...

  • Never a True Wordby Michael McGuire

    Wakefield Press 2017; US$ 13.99

    Jack is a political spin doctor. His new boss, Ray Sloan, is terrifying and his former friends in the media regard him as a turncoat and a traitor. Elections, budgets and blackmail - it's all part of the bizarre world Jack now finds himself in. If you are looking for a tale to reaffirm your faith in democracy, this probably isn't the one. more...

  • Reconciliation for the Deadby Paul E. Hardisty

    Orenda Books Ltd 2017; US$ 7.99

    Fresh from events in Yemen and Cyprus, vigilante justice-seeker Claymore Straker returns to South Africa, seeking absolution for the sins of his past. Over four days, he testifies to Desmond Tutu?s newly established Truth and Reconciliation Commission, recounting the shattering events that led to his dishonourable discharge and exile, fifteen years... more...

  • The Man Who Loved Islandsby David F. Ross

    Orenda Books Ltd 2017; US$ 7.99

    The Disco Boys and THE Band are BACK ? In the early 80s, Bobby Cassidy and Joey Miller were inseparable; childhood friends and fledgling business associates. Now, both are depressed and lonely, and they haven't spoken to each other in more than ten years. A bizarre opportunity to honour the memory of someone close to both of them presents itself, if... more...