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The Moth : This Is a True Story by Catherine Burns The Moth : This Is a True Story by Catherine Burns favourite
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With an introduction by Neil GaimanBefore television and radio, before penny paperbacks and mass literacy, people would gather on porches, on the steps outside their homes, and tell stories. The storytellers knew their craft and bewitched listeners would sit and listen long into the night as moths flitted around overhead. The Moth is a non-profit group that is trying to recapture this lost art, he…
Bartholomew Rakehell - nerer do well Bartholomew Rakehell - nerer do well
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This most excellent book of verse would grace the study of any Discerning Gentleman or Lady. Lavishly bound in rich Burgundy Cloth and Gold-foil Blocked with six charming illustrations by Mr G. Woods, the tales involve Bare-knuckled fighters, Highwaymen, Pirates, Brothel-keepers and feisty young girls who give as good as they get! The book uses the language of the late 18th Century yet is accessib…
Black Vodka Black Vodka
£12.00
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Anarchy in Mexico - a comic novel about screwed-up families and politics from the author of Down the Rabbit HoleVillalobos' first novel, Down the Rabbit Hole, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2011 and the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2012It's the 1980s in Lagos de Moreno - a town where there are more cows than people, and more priests than cows - and a poor family is strugg…
Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 6 Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 6
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The Bristol Short Story Prize continues to inspire brilliantly original writing. The sixth volume is another coruscating collection of inventive, masterful storytelling. Featuring: Deepa Anappara, Michael Bird, Joanna Campbell, Ric Carter, Ruth Corkill, Anne Corlett, Krishan Coupland, Martin Cromie, Allan Drew, Uschi Gatward, Jane Healey, Aaron Hubbard, Jack Hughes, Alison Love, Paul McMichael, Er…
Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 9 Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 9
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The 2016 Bristol Short Story Prize was won by Stefanie Seddon with her brilliant story K�kahu. Second prize was awarded to Tanner McSwain (The Read Sea) with Kate Brown taking third prize with Making Fists.The anthology includes the work of all 20 authors shortlisted for the 2016 Bristol Short Story Prize. The other authors are Vimi Bajaj; Matt Barnard; Becky Carnaffin; Rhoda Greaves; Fran�oise Ha…
Colorless Tsukuru Tazake and His Years of Pilgramage Colorless Tsukuru Tazake and His Years of Pilgramage
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This is a mesmerising mystery story about friendship from the internationally bestselling author of Norwegian Wood and 1Q84. Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school. By chance all of their names contained a colour. The two boys were called Akamatsu, meaning 'red pine', and Oumi, 'blue sea', while the girls' names were Shirane, 'white root', and Kurono, 'black field'. Tazaki was the only las…
Household Worms Household Worms
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Stanley Donwood says of a selection of stories contained in Household Worms that were inspired by drinking red wine alone at night: 'These were written to avoid staring for too long at a night-filled window that only reflected my own sorry-for-itself face. Perhaps I should try writing with white wine too. A lighter tone may emerge. Champagne would probably get me writing jokes for crackers. Never…
I Am The Brother Of XX I Am The Brother Of XX
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A wife is suspended in a bird cage; a thirteenth-century visionary senses the foreskin of Christ on her tongue: Fleur Jaeggy's gothic imagination knows no limits. Whether telling of mystics, tormented families or famously private writers, Jaeggy's terse, telegraphic writing is always psychologically clear-eyed and deeply moving, always one step ahead, or to the side, of her readers' expectations.…
Lime Tree Lime Tree
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Seeing double rows of elegant lime trees around the main square of his hometown of Colonel Pringles, our narrator - who could well be the author himself, although nothing is guaranteed in a book by Cesar Aira - suddenly recalls the Sunday mornings of his childhood, when his father would take him to gather the lime-flower blossoms from which he made tea. Beginning with his father, handsome and `bla…
Tenth Of December by George Saunders Tenth Of December by George Saunders
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WINNER OF THE 2014 FOLIO PRIZE AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2013George Saunders's most wryly hilarious and disturbing collection yet, Tenth of December illuminates human experience and explores figures lost in a labyrinth of troubling preoccupations. A family member recollects a backyard pole dressed for all occasions; Jeff faces horrifying ultimatums and the prospect of Darkenfloxx…
The Maker of Swans The Maker of Swans
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'Compulsive reading ...rich, strange, beautiful' Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk 'A strange, new and captivating look at a magical realm ...Lavishly entertaining' Independent 'Enthralling ...a literary feast' Stylist The world had forgotten Mr Crowe and his mysterious gifts. Until he killed the poet. He lived a secluded life in the fading grandeur of his country estate. His companions wer…
The Seamstress and the Wiind The Seamstress and the Wiind
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In a small town in Argentina, a seamstress is sewing a wedding dress. All of a sudden she fears that her son has been kidnapped and driven off to Patagonia. She gives chase in a taxi. Her husband finds out and takes off after her - to the end of the world, to the place where monsters are born, and where the southern wind falls hopelessly in love.

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