• The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: The Sunday Times Bestseller (California dream (crossover) serie, 1)

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    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND TIKTOK SENSATION
    SOON TO BE A NETFLIX FILM

    ‘Riveting, heart-wrenching and full of Old Hollywood glamour’ BuzzFeed
    ‘This wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet and her tumultuous Tinseltown journey comes with unexpected twists and the most satisfying of drama’ PopSugar

    From the author of Daisy Jones & The Six in which a legendary film actress reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.

    Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

    Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

    Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ’80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

    The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a mesmerizing journey through the splendour of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means and what it costs to face the truth.
     

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  • Saved: The Beta Trials (Part Two)

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    Alone, frightened, and exiled.

    That’s what I get for trusting the Hart Pack. I was a fool to think we could ever be happy—that they would ever want me.

    But it turns out that I’m destined to walk this earth alone. Forsaken and forgotten. Never anyone’s first choice.

    And if Gryphon, Oliver, Barret, and Lachlan don’t want me, then no pack ever will.

    So, what’s the point in even trying? There’s nothing wrong with being alone after all. It’s just unfortunate that my body has other ideas…

    I’m an Omega now, and I have just gone into heat. And an Omega can die if they don’t receive an Alpha’s touch.

    Yet I would rather die than grovel to that pack again.

    After all, I don’t need to be saved. I can save myself.

    Saved is a contemporary Omegaverse that will take you on an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish. There is no choosing, and scenes of MM/ MMFM. Trigger warnings apply.

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  • The Many Fears of Daniel Beck

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    A quietly romantic coming-of-age novel about fear, struggle, hope & healing.

    After relentless bullying forced him to change schools, Daniel is slowly adjusting to his new surroundings. When the warm and outgoing Leon seems to be dead set on becoming his friend, Daniel suspects that he might be the target of a practical joke. Unable to resist Leon’s desire to be friends, he still tries to keep him at arm’s length – he fears Leon finding out that he is gay. But as they grow closer, Daniel realizes that he will have to face his trauma and open up about his anxieties… or risk losing the most intimate connection he has ever known.

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  • Big Gay Adventures in Education: Supporting LGBT+ Visibility and Inclusion in Schools

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    Big Gay Adventures in Education is a collection of true stories by ‘out’ teachers, and students of ‘out’ teachers, all about their experiences in schools. The book aims to empower LGBT+ teachers to be the role models they needed when they were in school and help all teachers and school leaders to promote LGBT+ visibility and inclusion.

    The contributors range from trainee teachers to experienced school leaders and leading figures from the community across the LGBT+ spectrum, as well as LGBT+ students whose lives were improved by having an openly LGBT+ teacher. Each story is accompanied by an editor’s note reflecting on the contributor’s experience and the practical implications for schools and teachers in supporting LGBT+ young people and ensuring they feel safe and included in their school communities.

    Compiled by the co-founder and director of LGBTed, the inspiring stories in this book are essential reading for LGBT+ teachers and allies. Let’s be the role models we needed when we were at school and show our students that they can be successful and happy as an LGBT+ person.

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  • Poison Ivy 1: The Virtuous Cycle

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    Humanity had its chance. Now it’s time for Poison Ivy. The fan-favorite Batman villain steps into the solo spotlight, in a thrilling and tragic adventure written by Ms. Marvel co-creator G. Willow Wilson!

    Winner, Outstanding Comic Book – GLAAD Media Awards 2023

    Pamela Isley has been a lot of things in her life. A living god, a super-villain, an activist, a scientist, and dead. In a new body that she didn’t ask for and with a renewed sense of purpose, Ivy leaves Gotham and sets out to complete her greatest work—a gift to the world that will heal the damage dealt to it…by ending humanity.

    On her journey to doom humankind, a heartbroken and betrayed Poison Ivy encounters obstacles (plant assassins!) and dodges the law along the way, in a body horror-infused character-defining epic from the visionary creative team of writer G. Willow Wilson and artist Marcio Takara.

    This volume collects Poison Ivy #1-6.

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  • Call Me By Your Name Book Series 2 Books Collection Set By Andre Aciman (Call Me By Your Name, Find Me)

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    Please Note That The Following Individual Books As Per Original ISBN and Cover Image In this Listing shall be Dispatched Collectively:

    Call Me By Your Name Book Series 2 Books Collection Set By Andre Aciman:

    Call Me By Your Name:
    Andre Aciman’s Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. Each is unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, when, during the restless summer weeks, unrelenting currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion and test the charged ground between them. Recklessly, the two verge toward the one thing both fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. It is an instant classic and one of the great love stories of our time.

    Find Me:
    Oliver, a college professor, husband and father, is preparing to leave New York. The imminent trip stirs up longing and regret, awakening an old desire and propelling him towards a decision that could change everything.In Call Me By Your Name, we fell in love with Oliver and Elio. Find Me returns to these unforgettable characters, exploring how love can ripple out from the past and into the future.

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  • Blackouts: A Novel

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    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION

    An intimate, emotionally rich novel, in which two men – young and old – reckon with queer histories and their place within them, from the critically acclaimed author of We the Animals

    Juan Gay is on his deathbed. He has decided to spend his last days in The Palace: a monumental, fading institution in the desert, which was an asylum in another lifetime. There, a young man tends to this dying soul – someone who Juan met only once, but who has haunted the edges of his life ever since.

    As the end approaches, the two trade stories – resurrecting lost loves, lives, mothers and fathers – and their lives are woven, ineluctably, into a broader story of pathology and oppression. Charged with sifting through Juan’s belongings, our narrator uncovers a copy of Sex Variants: A Study in Homosexual Patterns, its pages blacked out, censored, reduced down to poetic dispatches. And, as he sifts through the manuscript, another story is told: that of Jan Gay – a radical, queer anthropologist – whose ground-breaking work was co-opted, and stifled, by the committee she served.

    Blackouts is a haunting, dreamlike rumination on memory and erasure, blending fact with fiction – drawing from historical records, screenplays, testimony and image – to force us to look again at the world we have inherited and the narratives we have received.

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  • The House in the Cerulean Sea: an uplifting, heart-warming cosy fantasy about found family

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    An enchanting story, masterfully told, The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune is about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place – and realizing that family could be yours.

    ‘I loved it. It is like being wrapped up in a big gay blanket. Simply perfect’ – V. E. Schwab, author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

    He expected nothing. But they gave him everything . . .

    Linus Baker leads a quiet life. At forty, he has a tiny house with a devious cat and his beloved records for company. And at the Department in Charge of Magical Youth, he’s spent many dull years monitoring their orphanages.

    Then one day, Linus is summoned by Extremely Upper Management and given a highly classified assignment. He must travel to an orphanage where six dangerous children reside – including the Antichrist.

    At the orphanage, Linus must somehow determine if they could bring about the end of days. But their guardian, the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, will do anything to protect his wards. And, as Arthur and Linus grow ever closer, Linus must choose: his duty, or his dreams . . .

    The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune is an uplifting, heart-warming fantasy tale that’s become a New York Times, USA Today and Washington Post bestseller.

    ‘Likely to cause heart-swelling’ – Washington Post

    ‘A modern fairy tale . . . It’s a beautiful book’ – Charlaine Harris, bestselling author of Dead Until Dark

    ‘Touching, tender and truly delightful’ – Gail Carriger, author of Soulless

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  • My Chaos, His Calm (Men of Fairlake)

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    My world is chaos, and he’s my only peace—but at what cost?

    My scars are both visible and hidden. I’m lonely, but I do okay…I think. I’m still a bit of a disaster, but I have a job and a roof over my head, and the medication keeps my demons at bay. What I don’t need is a babysitter, but try telling my overprotective brother that.

    When I first saw Luke, I couldn’t stop staring—his beauty and strength captivated me. As I get to know him, I realize he’s the calm to my chaos—the light to my darkness. Of course, he’s straight, so I can’t have him. But all it takes is what I thought was a hot dream, and it appears we’re both open to change. The lines are blurred, and he doesn’t have a problem with that…or me. I don’t deserve him, but he doesn’t see it that way. He’s perfect.

    But he doesn’t know what I did. If he knew the ugly truth, I’d lose him. Luke and I can only ever be temporary, so I keep my secrets.

    When the past threatens to catch up with me, I have a choice…keep the secret for the sake of me and my brother…or take a chance and tell Luke everything. But damn it, I can’t even get that right.

    Is it too much to ask to love and be loved and have a chance at the future I desperately want…with Luke? The past is dead. So why won’t it stay buried?

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  • Heaven Official’s Blessing: Tian Guan Ci Fu (Novel) Vol. 6

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    BODY IN ABYSS, HEART IN PARADISE White No-Face, Xie Lian’s greatest fear and most hated enemy, has arrived…or so it seems. While the ghost with the half-crying, half-smiling mask is somewhere nearby, the creature is elusive as always, taunting Xie Lian from just out of reach and promising the total destruction of everything he holds dear. As Xie Lian confronts the trauma of his last encounter with the terrifying ghost, Hua Cheng will do anything in his power to protect him. But White No-Face’s identity and purpose are not the only mysteries to unravel, as Hua Cheng also has a history in the labyrinthine tunnels beneath Mount Tonglu. Will Xie Lian finally discover the full connection they share―and learn the true depths of Hua Cheng’s devotion?

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  • Young Mungo: The No. 1 Sunday Times Bestseller

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    Shortlisted for the Booktok Book of the Year.
    The Number One Sunday Times Bestseller.

    ‘Prepare your hearts, for Douglas Stuart is back. After the extraordinary success of Shuggie Bain, his second novel, Young Mungo, is another beautiful and moving book, a gay Romeo and Juliet set in the brutal world of Glasgow’s housing estates.’ – The Observer

    The extraordinary, powerful second novel from the Booker Prize-winning author of Shuggie Bain, Young Mungo is both a vivid portrayal of working-class life in 80s Glasgow, and the deeply moving story of the dangerous first love of two young men.

    Born under different stars, Protestant Mungo and Catholic James live in a hyper-masculine world. They are caught between two of Glasgow’s housing estates, where young working-class men divide themselves along sectarian lines, and fight territorial battles for the sake of reputation.

    They should be sworn enemies if they’re to be seen as men at all, and yet they become best friends as they find a sanctuary in the doocot that James has built for his prize racing pigeons. As they begin to fall in love, they dream of escaping the grey city, and Mungo must work hard to hide his true self from all those around him, especially from his elder brother Hamish, a local gang leader with a brutal reputation to uphold.

    But the threat of discovery is constant and the punishment unspeakable. When Mungo’s mother sends him on a fishing trip to a loch in western Scotland with two strange men behind whose drunken banter lie murky pasts, he needs to summon all his inner strength and courage to get back to a place of safety, a place where he and James might still have a future.

    Douglas Stuart’s Young Mungo is a gripping and revealing story about the meaning of masculinity, the push and pull of family, the violence faced by so many queer people, and the dangers of loving someone too much.

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  • Mistakes Were Made

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    The good news: she likes someone.
    The bad news: it’s her best friend’s mum.

    From the critically acclaimed author of Something To Talk About comes a sharp and sexy rom-com about a college senior who accidentally hooks up with her best friend’s mom.

    When college senior, Cassie, spends her Friday evening at an off-campus bar, she isn’t looking for a hook-up – it just happens. Buying a drink for a stranger turns into what should be an uncomplicated, amazing one-night stand. But then the next morning rolls around and her friend drags her along to meet her mum . . . who turns out to be the hot, older woman Cassie just slept with.

    Erin was meant to spend the weekend getting closer to her daughter, not having a one-night stand. But despite her better judgement, Erin and Cassie get along in the day just as well as they did last night.

    What should have been a one-time fling quickly proves impossible to ignore, and soon Cassie and Erin are sneaking around. Worst of all, they start to realize they might really have something real. But is being honest about the love between them worth the cost?

    Why readers love Mistakes Were Made . . .

    ‘A vibrant, intoxicating romance’ Ashley Herring Blake

    ‘Sexy and compelling, reading it is like being in on the most tantalizing secret’ Dahlia Adler

    ‘Both undeniably sexy and incredibly sweet. The story overflows with warmth, friendship and humour’ Olivia Dade

    ‘Deeply sweet: a story of how love can, and should, transcend societal expectations’ Anita Kelly

    ‘You’ll fall in love while rooting for this sexy, forbidden, and adorable love story’ Denise Williams

    ‘Kick[s] off with a hook-up that’ll have you fanning your face for days’ Buzzfeed, ’26 Highly Anticipated LGBTQ+ Romance Novels Releasing In 2022

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  • Little Gold: Shortlisted for the Polari Prize for LGBT+ fiction

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    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 POLARI PRIZE

    ‘Life affirming and triumphant’ Mark A. Radcliffe

    ‘Vivid and touching… this book left me haunted long after I put it down’ Umi Sinha

    The heat is oppressive and storms are brewing in Brighton in the summer of 1982. Little Gold, a boyish girl on the brink of adolescence, is struggling with the reality of her broken family and a home descending into chaos. Her only refuge is the tree at the end of her garden.

    Into her fractured life steps elderly neighbour, Peggy Baxter. The connection between the two is instant, but just when it seems that Little Gold has found solace, outsiders appear who seek to take advantage of her frail family in the worst way possible. In an era when so much is hard to speak aloud, can Little Gold share enough of her life to avert disaster? And can Peggy Baxter, a woman running out of time and with her own secrets to bear, recognise the danger before it’s too late?

    ‘A tender, beautifully paced and deeply moving debut… Little Gold herself is a wonderful centrepiece… and in Peggy Baxter, Rogers has offered up one of the most engaging heroines I have read in a very long time. This is a book about individual struggle that manages to be both life affirming and triumphant.’ Mark A. Radcliffe, author of Gabriel’s Angel

    ‘Such a wonderfully moving and atmospheric novel, full of very real and very touching relationships. A brilliant portrayal of the pain and wonder of leaving behind childhood, beautifully evocative of a Brighton summer in the 1980s.’ Catherine Hall, author of Days of Grace

    ‘Reminiscent of Scout Finch, Little Gold is a great addition to literature’s endearing child characters. Vivid, touching, sad and frightening, this book exposes the dark underbelly of 1980s Brighton and left me haunted long after I put it down.’Umi Sinha, author of Belonging

    ‘A gripping and yet tender novel, and the characters of Peggy Baxter and Little Gold are brilliantly handled. I was rooting for Little Gold from the start, and fascinated and moved by Peggy’s story. Brighton is so vividly depicted, too. It’s a great first novel.’ Bethan Roberts, author of My Policeman

    ‘Opening Allie Rogers’ Little Gold I found myself engrossed in a vibrant, moving tale of one family’s struggle to get by. This is a book about survival, about the pluck and power of a singular child and the fundamental importance of friendship.’ Alison Smith, author of Name All the Animals

    ‘Little Gold is a step back in time, into a rich world with complex characters on meaningful inner journeys that are quietly intriguing.’ Hannah Hohman, ForeWord Reviews

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  • Next Season: MM Small Town/Hockey Romance (The Elmwood Stories Book 2)

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    The injured hockey player and the grumpy chef…

    Riley

    My time playing pro hockey will be up soon. I can feel it. And I’ve heard the rumors: he’s too old, he’s had too many injuries, he’s lost his edge. I don’t want to admit it, but they could be right. Next season might be my last.

    Or this season. Because of course, this is when the universe decides I need another concussion. It’s a doozy too—the kind that’s going to keep me off skates for a while.

    Which is how I end up in a small New England town in the middle of nowhere Vermont, eating every meal at a diner where a grumpy chef from Quebec makes haute cuisine…and burgers. Jean-Claude is funny and charming and—

    Okay, I have a crush on a gay man.

    This is a new one.

    Jean-Claude

    Confused straight men are entertaining. But Riley is…fascinating, sexy, and curiously vulnerable. His injury has rocked his confidence a bit, so perhaps he’s in need of a friend. Any friend. Even moi.

    I’m an unlikely choice, but maybe he just likes my tuna salad.

    No…I think it’s me.

    And though I’m happy to help him explore his bisexual curious side, I have career concerns of my own. See, the things I love most about Elmwood seem shaky and uncertain, but not Riley. He’s solid and genuine. Suddenly, this temporary secret liaison feels more real than anything in my life.

    I need more than this season. I want it all. With Riley.

    Next Season is an MM bisexual-awakening romance featuring a grumpy chef, an injured hockey player, and a big HEA in a small town where anything can happen.

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  • In the Dream House: Winner of The Rathbones Folio Prize 2021

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    ‘Ravishingly beautiful’ Observer
    ‘Excruciatingly honest and yet vibrantly creative’ Irish Times
    ‘Provocative and rich’ Economist
    ‘Daring, chilling, and unlike anything else you’ve ever read’ Esquire
    ‘An absolute must-read’ Stylist

    WINNER OF THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2021

    ‘A masterpiece. Proceed with caution’ Phoebe Bridgers

    In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado’s engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing experience with a charismatic but volatile woman, this is a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse.

    Each chapter views the relationship through a different lens, as Machado holds events up to the light and examines them from distinct angles. She casts a critical eye over legal proceedings, fairy tales, Star Trek and Disney villains, as well as iconic works of film and fiction, infusing all with her characteristic wit, playfulness and openness to enquiry. The result is a powerful book that explodes our ideas about what a memoir can do and be.

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  • Heaven Official’s Blessing: Tian Guan Ci Fu (Novel) Vol. 7

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    NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER! The blockbuster danmei/Boys’ Love novels from China that inspired the animated series! This epic historical fantasy about a prince and the mysterious man by his side is now officially in English, for the very first time! Born the crown prince of a prosperous kingdom, Xie Lian was renowned for his beauty, strength, and purity. His years of dedication and noble deeds allowed him to ascend to godhood. But those who rise, can also fall…and fall he does, cast from the Heavens again and again and banished to the mortal realm. Eight hundred years after his mortal life, Xie Lian has ascended to godhood for the third time. Now only a lowly scrap collector, he is dispatched to wander the earthly realm to take on tasks appointed by the heavens to pay back debts and maintain his divinity. Aided by old friends and foes alike, and graced with the company of a mysterious young man with whom he feels an instant connection, Xie Lian must confront the horrors of his past in order to dispel the curse of his present. The Seven Seas English-language edition will include covers from 日出的小太陽 (tai3_3), and exclusive, all-new interior illustrations from ZeldaCW.

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  • Dancer from the Dance

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    ‘Astonishingly beautiful… The best gay novel written by anyone of our generation’ Harpers

    ‘A life changing read for me. Describes a New York that has completely disappeared and for which I longed – stuck in closed-on-Sunday’s London’ Rupert Everett

    Young, divinely beautiful and tired of living a lie, Anthony Malone trades life as a seemingly straight, small town lawyer for the disco-lit decadence of New York’s 1970’s gay scene. Joining an unbridled world of dance parties, saunas, deserted parks and orgies – at its centre Malone befriends the flamboyant queen, Sutherland, who takes this new arrival under his preened wing.

    But for Malone, the endless city nights and Fire Island days, are close to burning out. It is love that Malone is longing for, and soon he will have to set himself free.

    First published in 1978, Dancer from the Dance is widely considered the greatest, most exciting novel of the post-Stonewall generation. Told with wit, eroticism and unashamed lyricism, it remains a heart-breaking love letter to New York’s hedonistic past, and a testament to the brilliance of our passions as they burn brightest.

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALAN HOLLINGHURST

    The perfect read for fans of It’s A Sin

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  • Carmilla: the cult classic that inspired Dracula

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    ‘Succeeds in inspiring a mysterious terror better than any other writer’ M.R. James

    In an isolated castle deep in the Austrian forest, Laura leads a solitary life with only her ailing father for company. Until one moonlit night, a horse-drawn carriage crashes into view, carrying an unexpected guest – the beautiful Carmilla.

    So begins a feverish friendship between Laura and her mysterious, entrancing companion. But as Carmilla becomes increasingly strange and volatile, prone to eerie nocturnal wanderings, Laura finds herself tormented by nightmares and growing weaker by the day…

    Pre-dating Dracula by twenty-six years, Carmilla is the original vampire story, steeped in sexual tension and gothic romance.

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  • Mother’s Boy: A beautifully crafted novel of war, Cornwall, and the relationship between a mother and son

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    ‘Tender, evocative’ TLS

    ‘Richly engaging’ Spectator

    A Radio 4 Serial Fiction Book of the Week

    ‘A characteristically tender novel about a young man growing up in the shadow of one war and the whispers of the next’ Observer

    ‘A wonderful novel about relationships, particularly between a mother and son. A compelling read, beautifully crafted and sensitively written’ Irish Examiner
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    Laura, a laundress, meets her young husband when they are both placed in service in Teignmouth in 1914. They have a baby, Charles, but his father returns home from the trenches a damaged man, already ill with the tuberculosis that will soon leave Laura a widow.

    As a new war looms, Charles signs up for the navy as a coder. His escape from the tight, gossipy confines of Launceston to a more colourful life in action sees him blossom, as he experiences the possibility of death, and the excitement – even terror – of a love that is as clandestine as his work.
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    ‘Stands with the best queer literary fiction of a historical bent, illuminated as it is by Gale’s devilish wit and talent for both social observation and intricacies of character’ Sydney Morning Herald

    ‘A wonderful novel – a touching, utterly convincing portrait of the nascent artist’ Mail on Sunday

    ‘A deeply moving novel. The portrait of a complex relationship that constricted as much as it sustained is brilliantly done’ The Tablet

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  • The Song of Achilles

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    **OVER 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD**

    WINNER OF THE ORANGE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION
    THE INTERNATIONAL SENSATION
    A SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    ‘Captivating’ DONNA TARTT
    ‘I loved it’ J K ROWLING
    ‘Ravishingly vivid’ EMMA DONOGHUE

    Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper – despite the displeasure of Achilles’s mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.

    ‘A book I could not put down’ ANN PATCHETT
    ‘An exciting, sexy, violent Superman version of The Iliad’ GUARDIAN
    ‘Sexy, dangerous, mystical’ BETTANY HUGHES

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  • Swimming in the Dark: ‘One of the most astonishing contemporary gay novels we have ever read … A masterpiece’ – Attitude

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    LONGLISTED FOR THE POLARI PRIZE 2021
    A Guardian Book of the Year

    ‘The highest talent at work’ Sebastian Barry

    ‘Beautiful . A masterpiece’ Attitude

    Poland, 1980. Shy, anxious Ludwik has been sent along with the rest of his university class to an agricultural camp. Here he meets Janusz – and together they spend a dreamlike summer falling in love.

    But with summer over, the two are sent back to Warsaw. Confronted by the scrutiny, intolerance and corruption of life under the Party, Ludwik and Janusz must decide how they will survive; and in their different choices, find themselves torn apart.

    ‘An affecting and unusual romance’ Observer
    ‘A new classic’ Evening Standard
    ‘A beautiful novel, and at its heart an amazing love story’ BBC Radio 4 Open Book, Editor’s Pick
    ‘Jedrowski is an authentic new international star’ Edmund White
    ‘A remarkable, beautiful tale, utterly new and entirely credible … This book radiates sensuality, humour, and human truths’ Literary Review

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  • Bitten and Bound: The Complete Trilogy

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    The day I rode to the Rift with my brother the king, I never expected him to deliver me into the hands of our enemies. Desperate to stop the Deepnight from covering his kingdom in shadow, he’s pledged me as a blood slave to King Laurent, ruler of the vampire kingdom of Nor Doru. It’s a humiliation I never imagined I would bear. A betrayal I’m not sure I can forgive.

    Unfortunately, my wishes don’t factor into the decisions of kings. Raised a princess, I know my duty. For as long as I’m bound in service, I’m at Laurent’s mercy. Survival means giving him my vein and my body. And when his cruel and arrogant general Varick demands the same, I must obey.

    But all is not as it seems in the vampire court. King Laurent has secrets, not the least of which is how much he enjoys his general’s company. Almost from the moment I enter the twilight world of the Deepnight, I learn my journey across the Rift was so much more than a barter. And it’s not just Laurent and Varick I need to be wary of. There are rumors of darkness stirring—of long-forgotten danger rising in the old elven lands.

    There’s something stirring in me, too. I’m hearing things I shouldn’t, and doing things no one should be able to do. The king takes me and I take his vein—and each time it gets harder to keep my new abilities a secret.

    Torn between two kingdoms and two men, I’m surrounded by danger on all sides. My body has become a battleground, and I’m determined not to let the enemy win. But the more time I spend in the vampire court, the harder it is to resist the pleasure of being conquered.

    Books in this trilogy include:
    Given
    Stolen
    Kept

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  • You, Again: The ultimate friends-to-lovers romcom inspired by When Harry Met Sally

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    ‘Fresh, witty, and utterly romantic, this is the deliciously offbeat modern reimagining of When Harry Met Sally I never knew I needed’ Ali Hazelwood, The Love Hypothesis

    ‘An enemies-to-lovers, New York-set romcom inspired by When Harry Met Sally? Yes, please! There are not enough superlatives for how much I adored You, Again’ Sarra Manning, Red Magazine, Top 10 Books of September 2023

    ‘This is a romance sung in perfect pitch! A spectacular debut!’ Christina Lauren, The Unhoneymooners

    ‘Every character is as sexy as they are gloriously messy… a masterclass in banter’ Rosie Danan, The Roommate

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    Ari, a free-spirited struggling comedian, likes to keep things casual, and never sleeps over after hooking up. Josh, born-and-bred Manhattanite, has ambitious plans to take the culinary world by storm, to find The One and live happily-ever-after.

    After a confrontational first meeting (at the apartment of the woman they are both sleeping with), Ari and Josh never expect their paths to cross again, but years later, as they’re both reeling from ego-bruising breakups, a chance encounter leads to a surprising connection: friendship. Turns out, spending time with your former nemesis can be fun when you’re both too sad and miserable to hate each other.

    And as odd as it seems, they become friends-without-benefits, finding comfort in late night Netflix binges, swiping through each other’s online dating profiles, and bickering endlessly on their phones across boroughs. It’s better than romance. Until one night, the unspoken boundaries of their platonic relationship begin to blur…

    With sharp observations and sizzling chemistry, YOU, AGAIN explores the dynamics of co-ed friendship in this sparkling romantic comedy of modern love in all its forms.

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    £2.80
  • One Last Stop

    06

    *Instant New York Times Bestseller*
    *Instant USA Today Bestseller*
    *Instant #1 Indie Bestseller*

    From Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue comes One Last Stop, a romantic comedy that will stop readers in their tracks. . .

    Moving to New York City is supposed to prove cynical twenty-three-year-old August right: magic and cinematic love stories don’t exist.

    But then, she meets this gorgeous girl on the train.

    Jane. Dazzling, charming, mysterious, impossible Jane. Jane with her rough edges and swoopy hair and soft smile.

    August’s subway crush becomes the best part of her day, but pretty soon she discovers there’s one big problem: Jane is displaced in time from the 1970s, and August is going to have to use everything she tried to leave in her own past to help Jane. Maybe it’s time to start believing in some things after all.

    ‘A dazzling romance, filled with plenty of humor and heart.’ – Time Magazine, ‘The 21 Most Anticipated Books of the year’

    ‘Dreamy, other worldly, smart, swoony, thoughtful, hilarious – all in all, exactly what you’d expect from Casey McQuiston!’ – Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal and Party for Two

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    £7.90£8.50

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    £7.90£8.50
  • Cougar Boss

    07
    Olivia Williams is a hardworking part-time student who is about to get kicked out of her studio apartment for barely making enough to cover her rent and bills. A last-minute interview lands her a challenging but fruitful job at Amelia Gallagher’s mansion and immediately, intimidation sets in. An unpredictable spark of passion intertwines her with the Queen of the Gallagher palace, Amelia Gallagher herself, and an incredible journey of destructive passion and a secret love affair changes her entire life, opening her up to a dangerous world of blackmail, manipulation, heartbreak and most of all, vast wealth.

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    £13.90

    Cougar Boss

    £13.90
  • Red, White & Royal Blue: A Royally Romantic Enemies to Lovers Bestseller

    07

    Casey McQuiston’s instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller. Now a Prime Original movie starring Nicholas Galitzine, Taylor Zakhar Perez, and Uma Thurman.

    What happens when America’s First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?

    Alex Claremont-Diaz is handsome, charismatic, a genius – pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House ever since his mother first became President of the United States. There’s only one problem. When the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an altercation between Alex and Prince Henry, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.

    Heads of family and state devise a plan for damage control: stage a truce. But what begins as a fake, Instagrammable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon they are hurtling into a secret romance that could derail the presidential campaign and upend two nations.

    ‘Red, White & Royal Blue is outrageously fun. It is romantic, sexy, witty, and thrilling. I loved every second.’ – Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Daisy Jones & The Six

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    £7.10£8.50
  • A Little Life: The Million-Copy Bestseller

    07

    ‘I’m not exaggerating when I say this novel challenged everything I thought I knew about love and friendship. It’s one of those books that stays with you forever.’ – Dua Lipa

    The million-copy bestseller, Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life, by the author of To Paradise and The People in the Trees, is an immensely powerful and heartbreaking novel of brotherly love and the limits of human endurance.

    Winner of Fiction of the Year at the British Book Awards
    Shortlisted for the Booker Prize
    Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize
    Finalist for the US National Book Award for Fiction

    When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they’re broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their centre of gravity.

    Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he’ll not only be unable to overcome – but that will define his life forever.

    ‘Yanagihara takes you so deeply into the lives and minds of these characters that you struggle to leave them behind.’ – The Times

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    £9.30£10.40
  • I’m a Therapist, and My Patient is Going to be the Next School Shooter: 6 Patient Files That Will Keep You Up At Night: 1 (Dr. Harper Therapy)

    08

    I’m a therapist, and I work with the most dangerous patients.

    I’ve seen it all… A boy who planned to be the next school shooter. A patient with OCD whose loved ones really did suffer every time he missed a ritual. A choir boy who claimed he was being molested — not by a priest — but by God Himself. A patient with PTSD who gave me nightmares. A husband and wife who accused each other of abuse, and only one of them was telling the truth.

    And how could I ever forget, Patient #220.

    The problem is, my patients have a habit of dying. Sometimes I wonder if I’m the common denominator. Or maybe that’s just the cost of taking on exceptionally broken clients.

    Either way, I’ll never stop trying to help.

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    £7.60
  • The Christmas Veto (Festive Fakes)

    04

    Can fake dating lead to true love?

    My name’s Connor Lisowski, and here’s what you need to know about me:

    I’ve had a massive crush on my best friend’s older brother since high school.

    Everyone thinks I’m straight.

    I have two dads but I’m afraid to come out.

    I’ve never even been kissed.

    And somehow, I’ve been roped into pretending to be Reid’s boyfriend for the holidays. Who’s Reid, you ask? Only the aforementioned best friend’s older brother who never looked at me twice.

    Until now.

    The Christmas Veto by Keira Andrews is a gay Christmas romance featuring fake boyfriends, a bisexual king in a designer suit, first times, and of course a happy ending. Connor first appears in The Christmas Deal, but this novel can be read as a standalone.

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    £4.30
  • Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit: Jeanette Winterson

    04

    ‘Like most people I lived for a long time with my mother and father. My father liked to watch the wrestling, my mother liked to wrestle; it didn’t matter what’

    This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God’s elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts.

    At sixteen, Jeanette decides to leave the church, her home and her family, for the young woman she loves. Innovative, punchy and tender, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a few days ride into the bizarre outposts of religious excess and human obsession.

    ‘Witty… extraordinary and exhilarating’ The Times

    ‘She is a master of her material, a writer in whom great talent abides’ Vanity Fair

    ‘Many consider her to be the best living writer in this language… In her hands, words are fluid, radiant, humming’ Evening Standard

    ‘A novel that deserves revisiting’ Observer

    ‘A wonderful rites-of-passage novel’ Mariella Frostrup

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    £8.60£9.50
  • The Christmas Jigsaw Murders: The new deliciously dark Christmas cracker from the bestselling author of Murder on the Christmas Express

    05

    ***GIVE THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS EARLY WITH THIS DELICIOUSLY DARK CHRISTMAS MYSTERY FOR FANS OF CLEVER, PUZZLING CRIME. THE PERFECT STOCKING FILLER***

    THIS CHRISTMAS, A KILLER TAKES FAMILY GAMES TO A MURDEROUS NEW LEVEL.

    On 19th of December, renowned puzzle setter, loner and Christmas sceptic Edie O’Sullivan finds a hand-delivered present on her doorstep. Unwrapping it, she finds a jigsaw box and, inside, six jigsaw pieces. When fitted together, the pieces show part of a crime scene – blood-spattered black and white tiles and part of an outlined body. Included in the parcel is a message: ‘Four, maybe more, people will be dead by midnight on Christmas Eve, unless you can put all the pieces together and stop me.’ It’s signed, Rest In Pieces.

    Edie contacts her nephew, DI Sean Brand-O’Sullivan, and together they work to solve the clues. But when a man is found near death with a jigsaw piece in his hand, Sean fears that Edie might be in danger and shuts her out of the investigation. As the body count rises, however, Edie knows that only she has the knowledge to put together the killer’s murderous puzzle.

    Only by fitting all the pieces together will Edie be able to stop a killer – and finally lay her past to rest.

    Praise for Alexandra Benedict’s Christmas mysteries:

    ‘The perfect gift for quizzers and mystery addicts . . .’ Val McDermid
    ‘Whatever you unwrap for Christmas, you had better hope it’s this book This is 21st-century cosy Christmas crime that doesn’t shy away from the darkness’ Janice Hallett
    ‘A thrilling journey from start to finish. Highly recommended’ Elly Griffiths
    ‘It’s wonderful! A page-turning homage to the Golden Age, with a dash of Poirot and a dark, modern heart’ S J Bennett

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    £12.20£14.20
  • Mary: or, The Birth of Frankenstein

    05

    ‘A fantastically moody, unsettling novel, with a teasing, enigmatic atmosphere entirely its own’ SARAH WATERS
    ‘Intensely lyrical and powerfully haunting… Sublime storytelling and Gothic fiction at its very best!’ SUSAN STOKES-CHAPMAN
    ‘A novel about wild, dissident passion, the profound dislocations of grief, and the intoxication of composition’ NAOMI BOOTH
    ‘A beautiful, hallucinatory dream of a novel’ J.M. MIRO

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    There is a beast inside her, a monster. It wants to scream, it wants to tear things apart.

    1816. Mary, eighteen years old, is staying in a villa on Lake Geneva with her lover Percy Shelley. She is tormented by his infidelities; haunted by the loss of her baby daughter.

    Then one evening with friends, as storms rage outside and laudanum stirs their imaginations, Lord Byron challenges everyone to write a ghost story, and something fierce and wild awakens in Mary.

    Memories surface of the long, strange summer she once spent with a family in Scotland, where she found herself falling in love with the enigmatic Isabella Baxter. She learned tales of mythical beasts, witches and spirits. And she encountered real monsters – both in the rocky wilds, and far, far closer to home…

    Illuminating the past like a flash of lightning, this brilliant reimagining of the birth of Frankenstein takes us into a feverish world of waking dreams-where grief mingles with desire, and the veil between beauty and horror grows thin.

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    PRAISE FOR FOR MARY

    ‘Like reading a laudanum dram’ ANNIE GARTHWAITE, author of Cecily
    ‘Rich, intricate and beguiling, this is a novel of enormous insight, great heart and incredible skill’ NELL STEVENS
    ‘A novel that tiptoes and whispers, woos and caresses like the darkest of fairytales’ JOANNE BURN, author of The Hemlock Cure
    ‘A literary creation story as bold, terrifying, and riveting as Frankenstein itself’ LAURIE LICO ALBANESE
    ‘A lyrical dream of a book that strays into the nightmarish, the gothic and the eerie with an assured elegance’ ELIZABETH LEE, author of Cunning Women
    ‘Mary reveals the rich inner life of one of the world’s greatest creative imaginations’ Sarah Sheridan
    ‘Creative confirmation of Shelley’s position as the mother of all goth girls. A moody and evocative reveal of the backstory (behind the backstory) of Frankenstein’ KIRKUS
    ‘A nuanced, beautifully atmospheric portrayal of a young woman’s intense inner life, foreshadowing Frankenstein’s themes of grief, loneliness, and the desire for love’ BOOKLIST

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  • Bellies: ‘A beautiful love story’ Irish Times

    08

    ‘Smart, hilarious and deeply moving’ Elliot Page, author Pageboy

    ‘Bellies announces Nicola Dinan as a genuine literary talent, a gimlet-eyed cartographer of the human heart’ Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti

    ‘Thoughtful, seductive, and entirely engrossing – Bellies is already a classic’ Bryan Washington, author of Memorial and Lot

    It begins as your typical boy meets boy. While out with friends at a university drag night, Tom buys Ming a drink. Confident and witty, a charming young playwright, Ming is the perfect antidote to Tom’s awkward energy, and their connection is instant. Tom finds himself deeply and desperately drawn into Ming’s orbit, and on the cusp of graduation, he’s already mapped out their future together. But, shortly after they move to London to start their next chapter, Ming announces her intention to transition.

    From London to Kuala Lumpur, New York to Cologne, we follow Tom and Ming as they face shifts in their relationship in the wake of Ming’s transition. Through a spiral of unforeseen crises – some personal, some professional, some life-altering – Tom and Ming are forced to confront the vastly different shapes their lives have taken since graduating, and each must answer the essential question: is it worth losing a part of yourself to become who you are?

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  • You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty: THE SUMMER’S HOTTEST ROMANCE

    08

    She’s landed in the perfect place . . . to fall for the wrong man.

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
    NOMINATED FOR THE GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS FOR ROMANCE
    A ZOELLA BOOK CLUB PICK

    ‘A summer must’ Stylist
    ‘Gripping from page one’ Vogue
    ‘Raunchy, sad and uplifting’ Grazia
    ‘THE book of hot girl summer’ Bustle

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    Have you fallen for this INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING novelist’s sizzling hot entrance into the world of romance?

    It’s the opportunity of a lifetime:

    Feyi is about to be given the chance to escape the City’s blistering heat for a dream island holiday: poolside cocktails, beach sunsets, and elaborate meals. And as the sun goes down on her old life our heroine also might just be ready to open her heart to someone new.

    The only problem is, she’s falling for the one man she absolutely can’t have.
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    ‘A must read for all romance lovers’ @between2books_
    ‘Emezi is a dream of a writer. My heart soared and shook and panted.’ BOLU BABALOLA
    ‘A scorching tale of love after loss.’ Kirkus Reviews

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    £6.80£8.50
  • On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous: ‘A masterpiece’ – Max Porter

    08

    THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER AND TIKTOK SENSATION

    ‘A marvel’ Marlon James

    Brilliant, heart-breaking and highly original, discover Ocean Vuong’s shattering coming of age novel.

    This is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born. It tells of Vietnam, of the lasting impact of war, and of his family’s struggle to forge a new future.

    And it serves as a doorway into parts of Little Dog’s life his mother has never known – episodes of bewilderment, fear and passion – all the while moving closer to an unforgettable revelation.

    ‘Reminded me that every word can be an incantation, and that beauty does hard and important work’ Rebecca Solnit

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  • Under the Whispering Door

    08

    Witty, haunting and kind, Under the Whispering Door is a gift for troubled times. TJ Klune brings us a warm hug of a story about a man who spent his life at the office – and his afterlife building a home.

    From the author of joyous New York Times bestseller The House in the Cerulean Sea.

    Welcome to Charon’s Crossing.

    The tea is hot, the scones are fresh and the dead are just passing through.

    When a reaper comes to collect Wallace from his own sparsely-attended funeral, Wallace is outraged. But he begins to suspect she’s right, and he is in fact dead. Then when Hugo, owner of a most peculiar tea shop, promises to help him cross over, Wallace reluctantly accepts the truth.

    Yet even in death, he refuses to abandon his life – even though Wallace spent all of it working, correcting colleagues and hectoring employees. He’d had no time for frivolities like fun and friends. But as Wallace drinks tea with Hugo and talks to his customers, he wonders if he was missing something.

    The feeling grows as he shares jokes with the resident ghost, manifests embarrassing footwear and notices the stars. So when he’s given one week to pass through the door to the other side, Wallace sets about living a lifetime in just seven days.

    Fans of A Man Called Ove and The Good Place will fall for this queer love story by TJ Klune.

    Praise for TJ Klune:

    ‘I loved it. It is like being wrapped up in a big gay blanket. Simply perfect’ – V. E. Schwab, number one New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

    ‘A modern fairy tale about learning your true nature and what you love and will protect. It’s a beautiful book’ – Charlaine Harris, number one New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series

    ‘A whimsical, warm-hearted fantasy’ – Guardian

    ‘Fans of queer fantasy won’t want to miss this’ – Publishers Weekly

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  • Bunny: TikTok made me buy it!

    08

    THE TIKTOK SENSATION

    The darkly funny, spellbinding trip of a novel that EVERYONE is talking about

    ‘No punches pulled, no hilarities dodged, no meme unmangled. O Bunny you are sooo genius!’ MARGARET ATWOOD

    We call them Bunnies because that is what they call each other. Seriously. Bunny.

    Samantha Heather Mackey is an outsider in her small, highly selective MFA program at Warren University. In fact, she is utterly repelled by the rest of her fiction writing cohort – a clique of unbearably twee rich girls who call each other ‘Bunny’.

    But then the Bunnies issue her with an invitation and Samantha finds herself inexplicably drawn to their front door, across the threshold, and down their rabbit hole.

    Blending sharp satire with fairytale horror, Bunny provides a hilarious look at the dark side of female friendship from one of fiction’s most original voices.

    ‘The Secret History meets Jennifer’s Body. Brilliant, sharp, weird… I loved it and I couldn’t put it down.’ KRISTEN ROUPENIAN
    ‘Made me nod and cackle in terrified recognition.’ LENA DUNHAM
    ‘Hilarious, hallucinogenic freakery.’ DAILY MAIL
    ‘Cerebral and complusively readable.’ VANITY FAIR

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    £8.70£9.50
  • Our Wives Under The Sea: Julia Armfield

    06

    ‘A gothic fairy tale, sublime in its creepiness’ – Florence Welch

    Our Wives Under The Sea is the haunting novel from Julia Armfiled, the critically acclaimed author of Salt Slow. It’s a story of falling in love, loss, grief, and what life there is in the deep, deep sea.

    Miri thinks she has got her wife back, when Leah finally returns after a deep sea mission that ended in catastrophe. But It soon becomes clear that Leah may have come back wrong. Whatever happened in that vessel, whatever it was they were supposed to be studying before they were stranded on the ocean floor, Leah has carried part of it with her, onto dry land and into their home.

    Memories of what they had before – the jokes they shared, the films they watched, all the small things that made Leah hers – only remind Miri of what she stands to lose. Living in the same space but suddenly separate, Miri comes to realize that the life that they had might be gone.

    Shortlisted for the Gordon Bowker Volcano Prize

    ‘A wonderful novel, deeply romantic and fabulously strange’ – Sarah Waters, author of Ghost Wall

    ‘Part bruisingly tender love story, part nerve-clanging submarine thriller’ – The Times

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    £8.10£9.50

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