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Ecat 174 September 2018

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Part One - New Acquisitions, Imminent Arrivals and Selections from Stock.


Unless stated otherwise, all books are hardbacks or paperback originals, in fine condition and are first impressions of first UK editions. A fuller description will gladly be supplied on request. Most titles in this section are on view at timkcbooks.com

Entries with asterisks indicate that these titles are being shown for the first time, shown as signed for the first time or shown for the first time in Part One.

***Akbar, Prayaag: Leila. Faber 2018. A mother is still looking for her daughter 16 years after her abduction. Signed by the author. £12.00 .

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***Al Rawi, Shahad: Oneworld 2018. The Baghdad Clock.  Signed and dated by the author to the front free endpaper. £20.00

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Anderson, Laurie: All The Things I Lost in the Flood - Essays on Picture, Language and Code. Rizzoli 2018. A kind of biography. Signed by the author/artist.  £100.00

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Armitage, Simon: Flit. Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2018. A collection of sculpture inspired poetry. Signed by the author. £25.00.

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***Barker, Pat: The Silence of the Girls. Hamish Hamilton. A new take on The Iliad. Signed by the author on a tipped in page, £18.99 .

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***Bauer, Belinda. Snap. Bantam 2018. Longlisted for the MAN Booker Prize. £20.00

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***Borodale, Sean: Asylum. Jonathan Cape 2018. The respected poet's third collection. Signed by the author. £12.00.

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Broadbent, Jim & Dix: Dull Margaret. Fantagraphics Books 2018. Large format graphic novel. Signed by the author (the actor Jim Broadbent) and illustrator. £32.00

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***Brown, Kevin (introduces) (Gray, Alasdair): Alasdair Gray's Life in Pictures, Paintings, Drawings and Prints 1951-2017. Coningsby Gallery 2017.  Signed by Alasdair Gray to the front cover.  Paperback exhibition catalogue. Black and white & colour images. £40.00

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***Burns, Anna: Milkman. Faber 2018. Shortlisted for the MAN Booker Prize.  £40.00

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***Byers, Sam: Perfidious Albion. Faber 2018. A novel set in the near future in post-brexit Britain. Signed by the author.  £18.00.

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***Cave, Sarah: Like Fragile Clay. Guillemot 2018.  Signed by the author. Small format paperback original of the poet's first collection. £10.00

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Chirovici, E O : Bad Blood. Serpent's Tail 2018. A lost memory specialist  has a puzzling case. £12.99

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***Claudel, Philippe: The Tree of the Toraja. Maclehose 2018. Signed and dated by the author. Paperback original.£25.00

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Constantine, David: What We Are Now. Guillemot 2018. A short story illustrated by Donya Todd. Small format paperback original. £6.00

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***Crawford, Robert: The Scottish Ambassador. Jonathan Cape 2018. Signed and dated by the author. Paperback original collection of poems. £15.00

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Cullen, Helen: The Lost Letters of William Woolf. Penguin Michael Joseph 2018. A novel set in the Dead Letter department  of the Royal Mail. £12.99

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***Davidson, Andy: In the Valley of the Sun. Contraband 2017.  Signed and dated by the author to the title page. Paperback original. Murky tales in small town Texas. £12.00

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Davies, Carys: The Testimonie of Alyss Teeg: Guillemot 2018. A short story illustrated by Donya Todd. Small format paperback original. £6.00

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***de Bernieres, Louis: So Much Life Left Over. Harvill Secker 2018. A sequel to The Dust that Falls from Dreams.  Signed by the author.  £20.00.

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***Dharker, Imtiaz: Luck is the Hook. Bloodaxe 2018. A new collection of poetry.  Signed by the author. £12.00.

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***Donkor Michael: Hold. Fourth Estate 2018. A first novel involving culture clashes  in Ghana and London. Signed by the author.  £20.00

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Doshi, Tishani: Girls are Coming Out of the Woods. Bloodaxe 2018. A new collection from a Welsh-Indian poet. Signed by the author. £9.95

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***Drnaso, Nick. Sabrine. Granta 2018. Longlisted for the MAN Booker Prize.  £40.00

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***Dunthorne, Joe: The Adulterants. Hamish Hamilton 2018.  A wry coming of age novel - except the age in this case is 30. Signed by the author. £16.00.

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***Edugyan, Esi: Washington Black. Serpent's Tail 2018. A young slave boy finds himself appointed personal servant to an eccentric sugar plantation owner. Shortlisted for the MAN Booker Prize. £45.00

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***Fagan, Jenni: There's a Witch in the Word Machine. Polygon 2018. A collection of poems. Signed and dated by the author to the title page. £12.00

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***Faulks, Sebastian: Paris Echo. Hutchinson. The history of France is explored through the eyes of an American academic and a Moroccan teenager. Signed by the author. £20.00

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***Fischer, Tibor: How to Rule the World. Corsair 2018.  Signed by the author to the title page. £25.00

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***Fisher, Clare: How the Light Gets In. Influx Press 2018.  A collection of short prose fiction and non fiction. Signed by the author. £20.00

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***Fuks, Julian: Resistance. Charco Press 2018.  Signed by the author to the title page, also signed by the translator, Daniel Hahn. Paperback original. £25.00

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Gessen, Keith: A Terrible Country. Fitzcarraldo 2018. A novel looking back at 10 years in recent Russian history. £12.99

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Greenberg-Jephcott, Keeleigh: Swan Song. Hutchinson 2018. A novel looking at the rise and fall of Truman Capote. £12.99

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***Greengrass, Jessie: Sight. John Murray 2018. First edition, first printing. Longlisted for the 2018 Women's Prize. Signed by the author. £20.00.

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***Greengrass, Jessie: An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk. According to One who Saw it. John Murray 2018. First  paperback edition thus. Signed by the author to the title page. £12.00

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Greengrass, Jessie: Reservoir. Guillemot 2018. A short story illustrated by Donya Todd. Small format paperback original. £6.00 . (Signed copies should be available in September at a price to be confirmed).

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***Griffiths, Neil: As a God Might Be. Dodo ink 2017. A green novel. Signed by the author to the title page. £16.00

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***Gunaratne, Guy: In Our Mad and Furious City. Tinder. 48 hours in the lives of 3 men following a terrorist attack. Signed by the author.  Longlisted for the MAN Booker Prize. £30

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***Gunn, Kirsty: Caroline's Bikini. Faber 2018. Signed by the author to the title page.£25.00

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***Harrison, Melissa: All Along the Barley. Bloomsbury. A novel set on a 1930's farm. Signed by the author £25.00.

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***Harvey, Samantha: The Western Wind. Jonathan Cape 2018. A priest in medieval rural Somerset tries to explain and understand a suspicious death. Signed by the author. £20.00

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Healey, Emma: Whistle in the Dark. Viking 2018. Signed by the author. A second novel from a winner of the Costa First Novel award. £12.99

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Hensher, Philip: The Friendly Ones. Fourth Estate 2018.  A state of the nation novel set in Sheffield. Signed and dated at the launch party. £25.00

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Hermann, Judith: Letti Park. Clerkenwell Press 2018. A novel based on chance encounters. £10.00

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***Hofmann, Michael: One Lark, One Horse. Faber 2018. Signed and dated by the author to the title page. £22.00

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Homes, A M: Days of Awe. Granta 2018. . A collection of black and comic short stories. £14.99

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***Hope, Christopher: Hope, Christopher. Atlantic 2018. The Cafe de Move-on Blues. Signed and dated by the author to the title page. £25.00

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***Howarth, Paul: Only Killers and Thieves. One 2018.  A first novel set in Queensland. Signed by the author. £25.00.

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***Johnson, Daisy: Everything Under. Jonathan Cape 2018. A first novel from an award winning short story writer. Shortlisted for the MAN Booker Prize. £40.00

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***Knausgaard, Karl Ove: The End. Harvill Secker. The final part. Signed by the author. Awaiting stock, price to be confirmed.

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***Kumar, Amitava: Immigrant, Montana. Faber 2018. The story of an Indian studying in the USA. Signed by the author. £16.00.

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***Kunial, Zaffar: Us. Faber 2018. The poet's first full collection. Fine paperback original.  Signed by the author £16.00.

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***Kushner, Rachel: The Mars Room Jonathan Cape 2018. A novel following Romy Hall at the start of a long prison sentence and the world she has left behind. Shortlisted for the 2018 MAN Booker Prize.  Signed by the author. £60.00

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***Lacey, Catherine: Certain American States. Granta 2018. A collection of short stories from a rising American author.  £12.99

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***Laird, Nick: Feel Free. Faber 2018. Signed by the author. A new collection of poetry. £20.00

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***Mackintosh, Sophie: The Water Cure. Hamish Hamilton 2018. A prize winning short story writer's debut novel about extreme survival. Longlisted for the 2018 MAN Booker Prize. Signed by the author. £35

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Marek, Adam: Defending the Pencil Factory. Guillemot 2018. A short story illustrated by Donya Todd. Small format paperback original. £6.00

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McCauley, Amy: Oedipa. Guillemot Press 2018. A female take on Oedipus. An exceptionally well designed first collection of poetry/playscript. £10.00

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***McMillan, Andrew: Playtime. Jonathan Cape 2018. Author's second full collection of poems. Signed and dated by the author. Paperback original. £16.00

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***Moore, Alison: Missing. Salt 2018. A translator tries valiantly to leave the past behind. Signed by the author. £12.00.

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Morgan, J O : Assurances. Jonathan Cape 2018. A hopefully not pertinent long poem about nuclear war. £10.00

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Mort, Helen: The Singing Glacier. Hercules Editions 2018. One of a limited edition of 200 signed and numbered copies. Small format paperback. £16.00

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***Moshfegh, Ottessa: My Year of Relaxation. Jonathan Cape 2018. A year spent under the supervision of the worlds's worst psychiatrists. Signed by the author. Paperback original. £15.00.

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***Moss, Sarah: Ghost Wall. Granta 2018. A well received new novel. Signed and dated to the title page.£20.00

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Olafsdottir, Auour Ava: Hotel Silence. Pushkin Press 2018. A prize-winning Icelandic Novel. Signed by the author. Paperback original.£15.00

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***Ondaatje, Michael: Warlight. Jonathan Cape 2018. A novel set in 1945 London at the tail end of the war featuring a pair of teenage siblings. Longlisted for the 2018 MAN Booker Prize. £30

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Padel, Ruth: Emerald. Chatto & Windus 2018.  A green themed collection of poems. Signed and dated by the author at the book's launch. £16.00

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Paterson, Don: The Poem - Lyric, Sign, Metre. Faber 2018. Signed and dated by the author. A scholarly look at the poem. £40.00

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Pheby, Alex: Lucia. Galley Beggar 2018. The story of James Joyce's daughter whose mental health issues have been conveniently forgotten by history. A very well reviewed second novel. Papeback original. Special edition signed copies £20.00.

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***Power, Chris: Mothers. Faber 2018. A debut collection of short stories set in various counties. Signed by the author. £10.00.

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***Powers, Richard: The Overstory. William Heinemann. Shortlisted for the 2018 MAN Booker Prize. Signed by the author to a bookplate (the author does not sign books directly). £80.00

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Pullman, Philip: The Book of Dust - Volume One: La Belle Sauvage. David Fickling Books/Penguin 2017. Signed by the author to a themed bookplate on the title page, plus a print in a sealed envelope. £45.00

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***Robertson, Robin: The Long Take. Picador 2018. Shortlisted for the MAN Booker Prize 2018. £80.00

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***Rooney, Sally: Normal People. Faber 2018. A second novel from a young award winning novel. Long Listed for the MAN Booker Prize. £20.00  Signed copies due in at a price to be confirmed.

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Rosenberg, Jordy: Confessions of the Fox. Atlantic 2018. A first novel that tries to unravel between underworld claims of 1720's London. £14.99

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***Ryan, Donal: From a Low and Quiet Sea. Doubleday 2018.  Longlisted for the 2018 MAN Booker Prize. Signed by the author. £45
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***Saadawi, Ahmed: Frankenstein in Baghdad. Oneworld 2018. A monster is born from the ruins of a city. Signed by the author. £25.00.

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Seiertstad, Asne: Two Sisters. Virago 2018. A new book from the author of The Bookseller of Kabul. Signed by the author. £25.00

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Shamsie, Kamila: Home Fire. Bloomsbury. A retelling of Antigone set in contemporary London. Signed by the author. Longlisted for the MAN Booker Prize, shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and winner of the Women's Prize. £25.00

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***Sheers, Owen. To Provide All the People. Faber 2018. Signed by the author. Published on the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service. £12.99

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***Smith, Ali: In the Spirit of Spark - The Muriel Spark Society Lecture. Polygon 2018. Signed  to the title page by the author. Small format paperback original. £16.00

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***Solstad, Dag: T Singer. Harvill Secker. A book from a Norwegian writer compared to Toni Morrison and Don DeLillo and who can count Murakami as a fan. Seems like he's good then. Signed by the author. £25.00.

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***Solstad, Dag: Armand V. Vintage 2018. Signed and dated by the author. Paperback original.£20.00

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***Tallack, Malachy: The Valley at the Centre of the World. Canongate 2018. A novel set on the Shetlands. Signed by the author. £14.99.

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***Teir, Philip: The Summer House. Serpent's Tail 2018. A novel set in a Finnish summer. Signed by the author. £15.00

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Teo, Sharlene: Ponti. Picador 2018. Winner of the inaugural Deborah Rogers Writers' Award for unpublished manuscripts. Signed by the author. £14.99.

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***Thayil, Jeet: The Book of Chocolate Saints. Faber 2018.  The author's second novel - his first was MAN Booker shortlisted.  This one is an imagined biography of a middle-aged artist. Signed by the author. £20.00

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***Thomson. Rupert: Never Anyone but You. Corsair 2018.  A fictional  account of the affair between two avant garde French female artists. Signed by the author.  £25.00

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***Tokarczuk, Olga: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead. Fitzcarraldo. Not sure if Plow will become Plough for the UK edition. A new work in English from this year's MAN Booker International winner. £12.99 Hoping for signed copies shortly at a price to be confirmed.

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***Ulberga, Kristine: The Green Crow. Peter Owen 2018. Signed and dated by the author to the title page with messages in English and Latvian. Fine paperback original. £20.00

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Valmorbida, Elise: Faber 2018. First edition, first printing. Fine in fine dustjacket. Signed by the author.  £15.00.

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***Vodolazkin, Eugene: The Aviator. Oneworld 2018. Signed by the author to the title page£25.00

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***Wa Thiong'o, Ngugi: Wrestling with the Devil - a Prison Memoir. Vintage 2018.  Signed by the author to the title page. Paperback original. £35.00

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***Walsh, Joanna: Break.Up. Tuskar Rock 2018. A first novel from an author considered to be one of the best writers of her generation. The manuscript won the 2017 Arts Foundation Fellowship. Signed by the author. £18.00



Part Two - Soon to Appear Books.


The following list is a round up of the main titles to be published in the UK in the next few months. Orders for these titles are now being taken. The books will be first printings, signed (when available) and sold at cover price where possible. However, I often have to buy in books at full price from reputable sources including literary festivals I attend, so please bear in mind that the prices below are for guidance and subject to confirmation. Additionally, the cover price and publication date may be changed by the publisher before publication. There may be a delay in obtaining signed copies of some titles, and in some cases copies may not be forthcoming.



September 2018

***Ewen, Paul: Francis Plug: Artist in Residence. Galley Beggar. More Francis Plug. £11.00 (Special edition should be available at a price to be confirmed).

***Frazier, Charles: Varina. Sceptre. The author returns to the American Civil War. £20.00

Hanif, Mohammed: Red Birds. Bloomsbury. A black satire on the contemporary world order. £16.99. (signed copies at a price to be confirmed should be available in October)

***Tempest, Kate: Running Upon the Wires. Picador. The young poet's new collection. Signed copies requested ar a price to be confirmed.

October 2018

***Cohen, Leonard: The Flame. Canongate. The late musician's final collection of poems and writings. £14.00

Duffy, Carol Ann: Sincerity. Picador. The last collection as Poet Laureate. £14.99

Jones, Tayari: An American Marriage. Oneworld. A couple's life is upturned when the husband is arrested. £14.99

Kingsolver, Barbara: Unsheltered. Faber. The author's first novel for 5 years. £20.00

***Lynch, Thomas (Introduces): Beneath the Skin. Profile. An anthology of writing with authors such as Ned Beauman, Naomi Alderman, Thomas Lynch, Philip Kerr, A. L. Kennedy and Chibundu Onuzo each choosing one body part as their subject. £12.99

Marias, Javier: Berta Isla. Hamish Hamilton. A secret agent is compromised by his work as a secret agent and his marriage. Price to be confirmed.

***Mingarelli, Hubert: Four Soldiers. Portobello. Four Soldiers are caught up in the Russian Civil War. £12.99

Murakami, Haruki: Killing Commendatore. Harvill Secker. The new novel. £20.00

Offill, Jenny: American Weather. Granta. A librarian struggles the modern American world. Price to be confirmed.

***Paterson, Don: The Fall at Home - New and Collected Aphorisms. Faber. A new work from a talented poet. £16.99

Perry, Sarah: Melmoth: Serpent's Tail. A novel inspired by gothic writing of the 1820's. £16.99

November 2018

***Benjamin, Marina: Insomnia. Scribe. An essay on sleepomg disorders. £9.99

***Emezi, Akwaeke: Freshwater. Faber. Signed copies ordered. Written with a multi-personality narrator. £12.99

Frelih, Jasmin B: In/Half. Oneworld. The first novel to be translated from a Slovenian author.  £9.99

***Hwang, sok-yong: At Dusk. Scribe. A rags to riches South Korean story. £12.99

***Kennedy, A L: The Little Snake. Canongate. A fable about modern life. Signed copies ordered.  £9.99

***Winterson, Jeanette: Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere. Canongate. An essay looking at the state of Women's Rights. £7.99

December 2018

***Szalay, David: Turbulence. Jonathan Cape. A collection of short stories which fit together as a novel. £9.99

January 2019

***Adam, Claire: Golden Child. Hogarth. A tale of life, love  and loyalty in Trinidad. £19.99

***Allen, Rachael: Kingdomland. Faber. A first full collection from a talented young poet. £10.99

Collins, Bridget: The Binding. Borough Press. A first novel for adults. £12.99

***Maarouf, Mazen: Jokes for the Gunmen. Granta. A collection of powerful  stories from a vibrant new voice. £9.99


***Entries with asterisks indicate that these titles are being shown for the first time or for the first time in Part One or have been modified.

Part Three - Recent acquisitions of older titles. Note, non-core genre titles may not be found on the website, but are available on ABE at the time of writing.

Andrews, Julian: The Sculpture of David Nash. Lund Humphries 1999. Fine large format paperback original. £25.00

Darwin, Charles: The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex. John Murray 1894.  Second edition revised and augmented, thirty-first thousand. Green cloth boards with gilt titles. Near fine. Lacks dustjacket. £100.00

Darwin, Charles: The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. John Murray 1898. Sixth edition with additions and Corrections, thirty-fifth thousand. Green cloth boards with gilt titles. Owner's personal library reference number on the spine. Ex libris label on the front pastedown. Very good with some wear to the corners and hinges. Several pages of notes in an unknown hand laid in. Lacks dustjacket. £250.00

De la Mare, Walter: The Wind Blows Over. Faber 1936. First edition, first printing. 11 short stories. Number 40 from a signed limited edition of 75 copies. Near fine - slightly grubby in yellow boards with spine titles and decorations in gilt. Gilt top edge and untrimmed foredge and bottom edges. No dustjacket. £200.00

De la Mare, Walter: Winged Chariot. Faber 1951. First edition, first printing. Very good, slightly bowed in lime green/yellow boards with gilt lettering to the slightly dulled spine. Some light foxing to front and rear endpapers. Dustjacket split along the spine, otherwise very good. The book has been inscribed on the front free endpaper to Aubrey and Irene, 1951, with a two line poem beneath (Aubrey de Selincourt being the brother in law of A.A. Milne). £100.00 x

Goulds, Peter (introduces)  (Hockney, David):  Hand Eye Heart. La Louver 2005. Californian exhibition catalogue. Fine in boards as published. £50.00

Penrose, Roland (introduces): Picasso - Sculpture, Ceramics, Graphic Work. Arts Council 1967. Exhibition catalogue. Near fine large format paperback original. £10.00

Skinner, Damian: Don Binney - Nga Manu/Nga Motu - Birds/Islands. Auckland University Press; 2003. First edition, second printing. Exhibition catalogue. Near fine large format paperback original. £100

Whiteread, Rachel:  Shedding Life. Tate 1997.  An exhibition catalogue. Signed by Rachel Whiteread. Fine paperback. Signed by the artist. £40.00



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