1. The Bead Collector by Sefi Atta (PB)

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    The Bead Collector by Sefi Atta (PB)

    From award-winning author Sefi Atta, a glimpse into the insular world of upper-class Nigeria during the mid-1970s. A tale of international espionage explored through everyday lives. Paperback, 320 pages. Size: 19.8cm x 12.9cm
  2. Spotlight Books - buy all 6 and save 20%!
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    Spotlight Books - buy all 6 and save 20%!

    A series of 6 books of short stories and poems:

    Cora Vincent by Georgina Aboud
    The Haunting of Strawberry Water by Tara Gould
    Stroking Cerberus by Jacqueline Haskell
    Summon by Elizabeth Ridout
    Crumbs by Ana Tewson-Bozic
    Memories of a Swedish Grandmother by Sarah Windebank

    ‘This dazzling series shows that if the barriers can be vaulted there is true beauty to be had from the lesser-walked streets of literature. These works are both nourishing and inspiring, and a gift to any reader.’—Kerry Hudson

    Spotlight Books is a collaboration between Creative Future, New Writing South and Myriad to discover, guide and support writers who are under-represented due to mental or physical health issues, disability, race, class, gender identity or social circumstance.

  3. Spotlight Books Spotlight Books

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    Spotlight Books

    A series of 6 books of short stories and poems:

    Cora Vincent by Georgina Aboud
    The Haunting of Strawberry Water by Tara Gould
    Stroking Cerberus by Jacqueline Haskell
    Summon by Elizabeth Ridout
    Crumbs by Ana Tewson-Bozic
    Memories of a Swedish Grandmother by Sarah Windebank

    ‘This dazzling series shows that if the barriers can be vaulted there is true beauty to be had from the lesser-walked streets of literature. These works are both nourishing and inspiring, and a gift to any reader.’—Kerry Hudson

    Spotlight Books is a collaboration between Creative Future, New Writing South and Myriad to discover, guide and support writers who are under-represented due to mental or physical health issues, disability, race, class, gender identity or social circumstance.

  4. The Longest Fight by Emily Bullock

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    The Longest Fight by Emily Bullock

    Set in 1950s London amidst the gritty and violent world of boxing, this beautiful and brutal debut is the story of one man’s struggle to overcome the mistakes and tragedies of his past.

    Shortlisted —Cross Sports Book Awards: New Writer of the Year 2016

    Paperbacks of the Year —Independent on Sunday 2015

    Longlisted —Not the Booker Prize2015

  5. The Murder of Harriet Monckton by Elizabeth Haynes (PB)

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    The Murder of Harriet Monckton by Elizabeth Haynes (PB)

    From the award-winning and bestselling author of Into the Darkest Corner comes a delicious Victorian crime novel based on a true story that shocked and fascinated the nation.

    On 7 November 1843, the body of 23-year-old Harriet Monckton is found behind a chapel in Bromley, Kent. Brimming with lust, mistrust and guilt, The Murder of Harriet Monckton is a masterclass of suspense from one of our greatest crime writers..

    Paperback. 528 pages
    Publisher: Myriad Editions (2018)
    Language: English
    ISBN: 978-1-912408-23-8
    Size: 20cm x 13cm

  6. The Heartsick Diaspora, and other stories by Elaine Chiew (PB)

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    The Heartsick Diaspora, and other stories by Elaine Chiew (PB)

    Set in different cities around the world, Elaine Chiew’s award-winning stories travel into the heart of the Singaporean and Malaysian Chinese diasporas to explore the lives of those torn between cultures and juggling divided selves.

    'Innovative in format and original in content, it is clever, multilayered, challenging and political. It’s also full of verve and wit.' Monica Ali

  7. To the Volcano, and other stories by Elleke Boehmer (PB)

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    To the Volcano, and other stories by Elleke Boehmer (PB)

    This thrilling new collection of short stories by Elleke Boehmer tracks lives across continents from the perspective of the southern hemisphere—its light, its seas, its sensibilities.  From story to story we walk through radically different worlds and journeys packed with hopes and ideals. Sharp, tender, and always arresting, these exquisitely written pieces crackle with luminous insights as characters struggle to come to terms—with their pasts, with one another, and with themselves.

  8. The Murder of Harriet Monckton by Elizabeth Haynes

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    The Murder of Harriet Monckton by Elizabeth Haynes

    On 7 November 1843, the body of 23-year-old Harriet Monckton is found behind a chapel in Bromley, Kent. A delicious Victorian crime novel based on a real murder. Hardback. 512 pages. Size: 21.6 x 13.5mm. Also available as an eBook
  9. Miss Laila Armed And Dangerous by Manu Joseph Miss Laila Armed And Dangerous by Manu Joseph

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    Miss Laila Armed And Dangerous by Manu Joseph

    A gripping new novel posing searching questions about political forces and religious divisions with an ingenious twist. Also available as an eBook Paperback. 224 pages. 19.8cm x 12.9cm. Publisher: Myriad. Language: English
  10. It’s Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mother’s by Lisa Blower

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    It’s Gone Dark Over Bill’s Mother’s by Lisa Blower

    With a sharp eye and tough warmth, Lisa Blower strikes a new chord in regional and working-class fiction. This fabulous collection of her award-winning short stories is dominated by the working-class matriarch. From the wise, witty and outspoken Nan of ‘Broken Crockery’, who has lived and worked in Stoke-on-Trent for all of her 92 years, to happy hooker Ruthie in ‘The Land of Make Believe’, to sleep-deprived Laura in ‘The Trees in the Wood’, to young mum Roxanne in ‘The Cherry Tree’, she appears in many shapes and forms, and always with a stoicism that is hard to break down. Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: Myriad Editions (11 April 2019) Language: English ISBN: 978-1-912408-16-0 Size: 129mm x 198mm
  11. The Facts of Life by Paula Knight

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    The Facts of Life by Paula Knight

    A clarion call to recognise that parenting isn’t the be-all and end-all of family life, Paula Knight’s extraordinarily powerful graphic memoir is a beautifully drawn, funny and sometimes painful exploration of what it takes to be a woman, and a mother – or not. 'This is a wonderfully honest, moving, emotional, human story about what we were brought up to expect in life and what hand we actually get dealt, what we want and what others expect of us… And it’s about the fact that no matter what, it is still our life, and we can still make it a good one for ourselves.' Joe Gordon, The Forbidden Planet Paperback: 240 pages Size: 170mm x 220mm
  12. The Kennedy Moment by Peter Adamson The Kennedy Moment by Peter Adamson

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    The Kennedy Moment by Peter Adamson

    A reunion of friends and lovers; a conspiracy that begins as a joke; a secret to be kept for thirty years—this is a daring, ingenious and profoundly moving political thriller from an author whose career has put him at the very heart of international affairs. Praise for previous books: ’At the end I was weeping with happiness. A beautiful, subtle book’ —William Nicholson ‘The most consistently intelligent and fascinating novel I’ve read in a long time. Mesmeric.’ —Margaret Forster ‘His characters are both representative of large ideas and yet also fully human … it’s a huge achievement.’ —Alain de Botton Hardback: pages 368 Size: 15.cm x 23.4cm

    Also available as an eBook
  13. Magnetism by Ruth Figgest Magnetism by Ruth Figgest

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    Magnetism by Ruth Figgest

    Mother and daughter Caroline and Erica are best of friends and worst of enemies. Set in the American mid- and south-west, their story unfolds over more than 50 years against a backdrop of sweeping social change. Feisty and argumentative, they roll with the punches, surviving car crashes, awkward family gatherings, relationship disasters—and plastic surgery. Sharply observed and darkly comic, Magnetism notches a riveting new path through this most fundamental of family ties. "Ruth Figgest has a deep understanding of the human condition in all its many guises and depicts it with razor-sharp accuracy. Her characters are emotionally vulnerable, self-sabotaging, and prone to exhilaratingly outrageous behaviour, but they somehow never lose our sympathy. This is psychologically acute, perceptive and witty writing that can make you laugh out loud and wince with discomfort at the same time." - Umi Sinha "Ruth Figgest demonstrates how to make a story about more than one thing at once. Her astute young heroine faces the prospect of plastic surgery to render her looks more pleasing to her lovingly fault-finding mother but simultaneously arrives at a new understanding of the state of her parents’ marriage and the ambivalent purpose she has to serve within it." - Patrick Gale
  14. We Go Around in the Night and Are Consumed By Fire by Jules Grant

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    We Go Around in the Night and Are Consumed By Fire by Jules Grant

    Voiced by Donna and her streetwise god-daughter Aurora, this thrillingly original crime novel unfolds at breakneck speed at once furious, tender and heartbreaking. 'Moments almost breathlessly tender mix with hard resolve, making for a strong, satisfying read.' Booklist Online
  15. Naming Monsters by Hannah Eaton

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    Naming Monsters by Hannah Eaton

    Shortlisted - First Graphic Novel Competition 2012 Shortlisted - Graphic Scotland 9th Art Award 2013 An adult Where the Wild Things Are, Naming Monsters is a warm, compelling graphic novel about a college student grappling with her emotions after losing her mother, but without knowing how to express them. "Beautifully drawn – a wonderful evocation of coming of age – unlike anything I've seen." - Paul Gravette Paperback: 176 pages Size: 170mm x 220mm