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Awards:The Man Booker Shortlist 2012

Swimming Home is a subversive page-turner, a merciless gaze at the insidious harm that depression can have on apparently stable, well-turned-out people.
Set in a summer villa, the story is tautly structured, taking place over a single week in which a group of beautiful, flawed ... read more

Swimming Home
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Awards:The Man Booker Shortlist 2012

Malaya, 1951. Yun Ling Teoh, the scarred lone survivor of a brutal Japanese wartime camp, seeks solace among the jungle-fringed tea plantations of Cameron Highlands. There she discovers Yugiri, the only Japanese garden in Malaya, and its owner and ... read more

The Garden of Evening Mists (Man Booker Shortlist 2012)
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The hilarious new novel from the Man Booker-shortlisted author of DARKMANS, Nicola Barker. 2006 is a foreign country; they do things differently there. Tiger Woods' reputation is entirely untarnished and the English Defence League does not exist yet. Storm-clouds of a different kind are ga... read more

The Yips
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Awards:Longlisted for Man Booker Prize 2012

Soon there must come a day when I can say for myself: This and that I shall do, this and that I shall not.
Philida is the mother of four children by Francois Brink, the son of her master. The year is 1832 and the Cape is rife with rumours about the liberation of the slaves. Philida de... read more

Philida
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The Man Booker longlisted novel is a meditation on how each of us conjures up our own city. Every city is made of stories: stories that meet and diverge, stories of the commonplace and the strange, of love and crime, of ghosts and monsters. The iridescent, Man Booker longlisted Commu... read more

Communion Town
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When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other... read more

The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry (OLD EDITION))
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Series:Salt Modern Fiction
Awards:Man Booker Shortlist 2012

"The Lighthouse" begins on a North Sea ferry, on whose blustery outer deck stands Futh, a middle-aged, recently separated man heading to Germany for a restorative walking holiday. Spending his first night in Hellhaus at a small, family-run hotel, he finds the landlady hospitable but is... read more

The Lighthouse
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Awards:Man Booker Shortlist 2012

A rich and hallucinatory novel, set around a Bombay opium den, that follows a fascinating cast of flawed characters as the city transforms itself over three decades.
Wait now, light me up so we do this right, yes, hold me s... read more

Narcopolis(Prizewinner shortlisted Commonwealth Writer's Prize)
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Awards:Loglist for 2012 Man Booker Prize

The fantastically inventive, ingenious and hilarious new novel from Ned Beauman, author of the acclaimed and prizewinning Boxer, Beetle.
History happened while you were hangover. When you haven't had sex in a long time, it feels like the worst thing that could ... read more

The Teleportation Accident
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Series:Wolf Hall
Awards:Man Booker Winner 2012 NZ Listener Winner 2012

Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012 With this historic win for BRING UP THE BODIES, Hilary Mantel becomes the first British author and the first woman to be awarded two Man Booker Prizes, as w... read more

Bring Up the Bodies
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A story of mislaid indentity, misdirected passion and miscalculated consequences, from the master of farce.
On the sunlit Greek island of Skios, the Fred Toppler Foundation's annual lecture is to be given by Dr Norman Wilfred, the world-famous authority on the scientific organisation of... read more

Skios
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