Catalogue

Catalogue

Ecat 192 April 2021

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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.

***Al Aswany, Alaa: The Republic of False Truths. Faber 2021. A novel set in contemporary Egypt. £16.99 (stock due in)

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Atwood, Margaret: Dearly. Chatto & Windus 2020. The author's latest collection of poetry. £14.99

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***Blakemore, A .K: The Manningtree Witches. Granta 2021. Signed by the author on a bookplate stuck to the title page. A first novel from an established poet. £12.99

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***Buchanan, Beverley. Marsh Ruins. Afterall Books 2021. The story of cement rocks in Georgia. £15.99

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***Cooper, Jeremy: Bolt from the Blue. Fitzcarraldo 2021. A look at at a mother daughter relationship. £12.99

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***Dovey, Ceridwen: Life After Truth. Swift 2021. Harvard graduates 15 years on. £14.99

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Ernaux, Annie: A Girl's Story. Fitzcarraldo 2020. An autobiographical account of the Summer of 1958. £10.99

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Ernaux, Annie: A  Man's Place. Fitzcarraldo 2020. The author's account of her father. £8.99

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***Ernaux, Annie: Simple Passion. Fitzcarraldo 2021. The story of an affair. £8.99

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***Fernandez Mallo, Agustin: The Things We've Seen. Fitzcarraldo 2021. The latest of the author's books to be translated.

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Flanagan, Richard: The Living Sea of Waking Dreams. Chatto & Windus 2020. A new novel from the Booker prize winner.  A limited number of signed copies available. £16.99

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***Godden, Salena: Mrs Death Misses Death. Canongate 2021.  Signed by the author to a bookplate stuck to the title page. £14.99

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***Greengrass, Jessie: The High House. Swift 2021. A family turn their house into an ark - in readiness. £14.99 (stock due in)

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***Gyasi, Yaa: Transcendent Kingdom. Viking 2021. An immigrant's dreams turn to nightmares. £14.99

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Hale, Amy: Ithell Colquhoun - Genius of the Fern Loved Gully. Strange Attractor 2020. A biography of Ithell Colquhoun - a celtic artist who is now greatly appreciated after her death. £20.00

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***Hall, Stephen: Maxwell's Demon. Canongate 2021. Is Thomas being followed by a character from his mentor's novel? £16.99

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Hayyan, Hafsa: We Are All Birds of Uganda. Merky Books 2021. A novel set in the Asian community of Uganda as Idi Amin comes to power. £14.99

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***Jelinek, Elfriede: Rein Gold. Fitzcarraldo 2021. A new look at Wagner's Rheingold. £12.99

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Kaur, Rupi: Home Body. Simon & Schuster 2020. A new collection. Signed by the author on a themed tipped- in bookplate. £12.99

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***Kingsnorth, Paul: Alexandria. Faber 2021. The concluding part of the author's Buckmaster trilogy. £16.99

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***Kleinzahler, August: Snow Approaching on the Hudson. Faber 2021. A new collection of poems. £10.99

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Lafarge, Daisy: Life Without Air. Granta 2021. A first full collection from an exciting young poet. Shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize. £10.99

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Mannion, Una: A Crooked Tree. Faber 2021. Family relationships to the fore. £14.99

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***McBride, Eimear: Mouthpieces. Faber 2021.  Three short stories. £3.99

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McGuire, Ian: The Abstainer. Scribner 2020. The battle for Irish independence takes root in Victorian Manchester. Signed by the author to the front free endpaper. £14.99

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***McMenamin, Ciaran: The Sunken Road. Harvill Secker 2021. A novel set in Ireland following the First World War. £14.99

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***Mozley, Fiona: Hot Stew. John Murray 2021.  A novel examining life in Soho. £16.99 (stock due in)

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***Nelson, Caleb Azumah: Open Water. Penguin 2021. Two talented young black Britons struggle to find their way.  £12.99

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***Neblett, Karla: King of Rabbits. Heinemann 2021. A young boy just doesn't understand grown-ups. £14.99

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O'Callaghan, Billy: Life Sentences. Jonathan Cape 2021. The story of an Irish family.  £14.99

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***O'Callaghan, Conor: We Are Not in the World. Doubleday 2021. A father and daughter get to know each other on a long journey. £14.99

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Porter, Max: The Death of Francis Bacon. Faber 2021. Signed by the author to the title page. £6.99

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Pourriol, Olivier: The French Art of Not Trying too Hard. Profile 2021. Best title of the year so far. £12.99

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***Power, Chris: A Lonely Man. Faber 2021. A novel from a much admired writer. £14.99 (stock due in)

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***Riley, Gwendoline: My Phantoms: Granta 2021. A tragi-comedy, Bridget tries to come to terms with her dying mother's life. £12.99 (stock due in)

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Robertson, Robin: Grimoire. Picador 2020. Signed by the author. Folktales and myths. £20.00

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***St Aubyn, Edward: Double Blind. Harvill Secker 2021. A year in the life of three friends. £18.99

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***Seidel, Frederick. New Selected Poems. Faber 2021. A new selection. £18.99

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Sledmere, Maria: Neutral Milky Halo. Guillemot Press 2021. A first collection of poetry. £8.00

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Smith, Ali: Summer. Hamish Hamilton 2020. The final part of the author's Seasons quartet. Signed by the author. £25.00

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***Stadnicka, Maria: Buried Gods Metal Prophets. Guillemot Press 2021. Small format poetry collection with illustrations by Antonia Glucksman. £12.00

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***Symmons Roberts, Michael: Ransom. Jonathan Cape 2021. A new collection of poetry. £10.00

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***Tarlo, Harriet: Cut Flowers. Guillemot Press 2021. Small format poetry collection. £8.00

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***Thayil, Jeet: Names of the Women. Jonathan Cape 2021. A novel questioning the lack of women in the New Testament. £15.99

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Upson, Nicola: The Dead of Winter. Faber. Not my usual offering, but I couldn't resist a Christmas murder mystery set on St. Michael's Mount. - I can see the Mount from my windows. Signed bookplate laid in. £12.99

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***Warner, Alan: Kitchenly 434. White Rabbit 2021. Rock musician Marko Morrell depends on his butler, Crofton Park. Then things change. £18.99 (stock due in )

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Washington, Bryan: Memorial. Atlantic 2021. A well reviewed American novel. £14.99

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Watson, Rebecca: Little Scratch. Faber 2021. A day in the life of a mystery woman. £12.99

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Wilentz, Grace: The Limit of Light. Gallery Press 2020. Hardback edition of the poet's latest collection. £24.00

 

Part Two - Recent Acquisitions

Barnes, John: A Tour Throughout the Whole of France or, New Topographical and Historical Sketch of all its Most Important and Interesting Cities, Towns, Forts, Castles, Palaces, Islands, Harbours, Bridges, Rivers, Antiquities etc. London; William Darton; 1815. First edition, first printing. From the Estate of Elisabeth Frink. Very good in marbled boards with a little foxing and a label scar to the front endpaper. £160.00

Birks, Tony (introduces): Claudi Casanovas. London/Yeovil; Galerie Besson/Marston House; 1996. First edition, first printing. Small format, fine in fine dustjacket. English text with German translation. £40.00

Blake, William (Piech, Paul Peter illustrates): America. Willow Dene; Taurus Press; 1977. First edition, first printing. From the Estate of Elisabeth Frink. Number 14 of a signed limited edition of 100 copies. Additionally this is a presentation copy to Elisabeth Frink reminiscing on their student days in Chelsea in the 50's. Large format in black cloth with gilt lettering to the spine and front board. £500.00

Blunt,  Anthony: Art and  Architecture in France: 1500-1700. London; Penguin; 1970. Second edition, first printing. From the estate of Elisabeth Frink. Part of the Pelican History of Art series. Heavy, near fine in near fine dustjacket. Contained in a card slipcase. £24.00

Bowers, Georgina: Leaves from a Hunting Journal. London; Chatto & Windus; 1880. First edition, first printing. From the Estate of Elisabeth Frink. Very good oblong format hardback. All illustrations present, but some loose. Some foxing, plates mostly unaffected. £320.00

Brandt, Bill (selects): The Land - Twentieth Century Landscape Photographs. London; Gordon Fraser; 1975. First edition, first printing. Very good, with some fading and an ownership inscription in good dustjacket with wear to the top of front and rear panels and a tear to the head of the spine. £60.00

Bree, Charles Robert: A History of the Birds of Europe not Observed in the British Isles. London; George Bell & Sons; 1875/6. Second edition (enlarged), first printing. From the estate of Elisabeth Frink. Five volumes. Very good in purple boards with gilt illustration to front boards. Spines faded and with some chipping, splitting and loss. Some pages uncut. There is no list of illustrations to check against, but all the plates appear to be present. £600.00

Brissac, Noelle (introduces): A Collection of Irish Linens. Dublin: Not stated; 1953. First edition, first printing. A fine copy of a booklet featuring Irish artists. Presented by John McGuire, it also features Louis Lebrocquy, Thurloe Conolly, Nevill Johnson and Patrick Scott. £80.00

Brooke, Rupert: The Old Vicarage Grantchester. London; Sidgwick & Jackson; 1916. First edition, first printing thus - first included in the author's collection "1914 and Other Poems". Woodcut by Noel Rooke. Fine, sewn into very good but creased oversized card jacket. £40.00

Brooke, Rupert: 1914 - Five Sonnets. London; Sidgwick & Jackson; 1915. First edition, first printing thus - five sonnets first included in the author's  "1914 and Other Poems". Fine, sewn into near fine card jacket. Comes with the original envelope. £80.00

Causley, Charles : The Ballad of Charlotte Dymond. Bryanston School; Privately Printed; 1958. First edition, first printing thus. Originally appeared in a school magazine and subsequently issued in pamphlet form for private circulation.  Signed (as Charles) to a long standing friend or colleague Howard in 1959 - includes a 4 line handwritten verse poem pertinent to the ballad. Near fine, hand stitched. £80.00

Dennett, Terry &; Spence, Jo (edit): Photography Workshop - Photography/Politics: One. London; Photography Workshop; 1979. First edition, first printing. Near fine tall format paperback original with an ownership inscription and foxing to the foredge. £40.00

Evans, Harold: Pictures on a Page - Photo-journalism, Graphics and Picture Editing. London; Heinemann; 1978. First edition, first printing. Near fine with an ownership inscription in near fine dustjacket. £45.00

Fowles, John: A Maggot. London; Jonathan Cape/London Limited Editions; 1985.

Gillman, Derek (introduces): Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, and their Pupils - A Selection of Contemporary Ceramics Illustrating their Influence. Norwich; Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts; 1990. First edition, first printing. Fine paperback exhibition catalogue. £48.00

Hamilton, Leonidas le Cenci: Hamilton's Mexican Handbook; A Complete Description of the Republic of Mexico its Mineral and Agricultural Resources, Cities and Towns of every State, Factories, Trade, Imports and Exports, how legally to acquire property in Mexico, etc. Boston; D. Lothrop & Co.;1883. First edition, first printing. Very good in navy blue cloth boards. Damp stain affecting endpapers, text block OK. £160.00. No. 326 of a limited edition of 500 signed copies. Additionally signed and inscribed on the title page by the author to Elisabeth Frink. Near fine in marbled boards and quarter bound in cloth. Lacks glassine jacket. £200.00

Haslam, Malcolm : William Staite Murray, London; Crafts Council; 1984. First edition, first printing. A well illustrated exhibition catalogue. Near fine paperback edition with an ownership inscription. £36.00

Heaney, Seamus: Beowulf. London; Faber; 1999. First edition, first printing. Very good, with an ownership inscription in a very good but faded dustjacket. £40.00

Hirst, Damien: I Want to Spend the Rest of my Life Everywhere, with Everyone, One to One, Always, Forever, Now. London; Other Criteria; 2005. First edition, first printing thus. First printed in 1997. Fine in fine dustjacket. Signed by the artist, together with a heart.  All special features present. £240.00

Hughes, Ted: Tales of the Early World. London; Faber; 1988. First edition, first printing. From the Estate of Elisabeth Frink. A presentation copy from Ted Hughes to Elisabeth Frink. Signed (as Ted) with a short inscription. Near fine in near fine dustjacket.  £400.00

Jackson, Kurt. The Dart. Truro; Lemon Street Gallery: 2010. First edition, first printing. Fine large format exhibition catalogue. Signed by the author on the back of an admission ticket. £100.00

Jonaitis, Aldona. From the Land of the Totem Poles - The Northwest Coast Indian Art Collection at the American Museum of Natural History. London; British Museum; 1988. First edition, first printing. From the estate of Elisabeth Frink. Large format. Fine in fine dustjacket. £40.00

Joyce, James: Ulysses: Hamburg; Odyssey Press; 1933. First edition thus, second printing. Issued in two paperback volumes. General wear and a bit grubby, Overall very good. £80.00

Lanyon, Andrew: Paul Feiler. Newlyn; Andrew Lanyon; 1990. First edition, first printing. Number 117 of 150 copies. Signed by Paul Feiler. Two small volumes in a slip case. Fine in fine dustjacket. £400.00

Levinson, Orde: John Piper - The Complete Graphic Works; A Catalogue Raisonne 1923-1983. London; Faber; 1987. First edition, first printing. From the Estate of Elisabeth Frink. Near fine in near fine dustjacket.  £60.00

Long, Denny (introduces): Swinging the Lead. Bristol; Bristol International Festival of the Sea; 1996. First edition, first printing. Near fine paperback exhibition catalogue with an ownership inscription. £50.00

Lucie-Smith, Edward: Andres Nagel. New York; Rizzoli; 1992. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the author to Elisabeth Frink. Large format. Fine in near fine, spine faded dustjacket. £80.00

Melly, George (Introduces): Edward Burra. London; Arts Council; 1985. First edition, first printing. Large format. Very good paperback exhibition catalogue. £20.00

Mortimer, John (translates): Die Fledermaus. London; Viking; 1989. First edition, first printing. From the Estate of Elisabeth Frink. A presentation copy from the author to Elisabeth Frink. Near fine in near fine dustjacket. £36.00

Olsen, John: The Land Beyond Time - A Modern Exploration of Australia's North-West Frontiers. Melbourne; Macmillan; 1984. First edition, first printing. Large format. Very good in good dustjacket with tears. £16.00

Pardon, George Frederick: The Juvenile Museum of Entertainment and Instruction. London; Thomas Holmes; c1855. Assumed first edition, first printing. Numerous engravings. Very good, spine split on one side, in red cloth with faded gilt to the front board. Gilt edges. Lacks dustjacket. £36.00

Penn, Irving (photographs): Issey Miyake. New York; New York Graphic Society; 1988. First edition, first printing. From the Estate of Elisabeth Frink. A presentation copy from Issey Miyake to Elisabeth Frink, signed by Miyake in English and Japanese text. Laid in is an unsigned covering letter together with what appears to be a press release for the associated exhibition. Near fine in very good, slightly grubby dustjacket with a small tear. £400.00

Phillpotts, Eden: Down Dartmoor Way. London; Osgood, McIlvaine & Co.; 1896. First edition, first printing. Good, grey/brown cloth with gilt titles to the front board and again, though a bit faded to the spine. Foxing, mostly to edges and preliminaries. Liquid stain to the bottom of the spine. Lacks dustjacket. £120.00

Rilke, Rainer Maria (Cohn, Stephen - translates, Frink Elisabeth, illustrates): Duino Elegies. Manchester; Carcanet; 1989. First edition, first printing. From the Estate of Elisabeth Frink. Signed by Stephen Cohn and Elisabeth Frink to the title page. Fine in near fine dustjacket. £40.00

Snowdon: Personal View. London; Weidenfeld & Nicolson; 1979. First edition, first printing. From the Estate of Elisabeth Frink. Presentation copy. Full page inscription from Snowdon thanking Elisabeth Frink for allowing him to photograph her on previous occasions (she doesn't appear in this book). Large format. Near fine in very good dustjacket, spine faded and with several tears to the edges. £200.00

Spencer, Robin (introduces): Eduardo Paolozzi - Recurring Themes. London; Trefoil Books; 1984. First edition, first printing. From the estate of Elisabeth Frink. Signed presentation copy from Eduardo Paolozzi to Elisabeth Frink. Near fine paperback exhibition catalogue. £500.00

Step, Edward: The Romance of Wild Flowers - A Companion to the British Flora. London; Frederick Warne; 1899. Assumed first edition, first printing. Numerous engravings and photographic plates. Near fine, in blue cloth with faded gilt titles to the spine and gilt titles and decoration plus additional tooling to the front board. Gilt top edge. Lacks dustjacket. £50.00

Ting, Walasse. Rice Paper Painting. Paris; Yves Riviere editeur; 1984. First edition, first printing. From the estate of Elisabeth Frink. Very heavy. One of 3000 copies. Near fine in near fine dustjacket. £200.00

Various authors: Brian Wilson, an Art Exhibition - If Everybody had an Ocean. London; Tate; 2007. First edition, first printing. An exhibition catalogue in the form of an LP. Various features. Fine. £40.00

West, Victor: The Horses of Falaise. London; Salamander; 1975. First edition, first printing. From the estate of Elisabeth Frink. Presentation copy from the author to Elisabeth Frink (who drew the illustration to the front cover). Fine paperback in very good card dustjacket with wear and some loss to the bottom of the front cover. £60.00


 
 Part Three - 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.

 


April 2021

***Bernstein, Sarah: The Coming Bad Days. David Fickling Books 2021. One day a woman ups and offs. £9.99

***Chingonyi, Kayo: A Blood Condition. Chatto & Windus. A second full collection from a young poet. £10.00

***Dyer, Geoff: See/Saw. Canongate 2021. A look at how photographs influence us. £25.00

***Engel, Marian: Bear. David Fickling 2021. A Librarian finds herself caring for a bear. £9.99

McGregor, Jon: Lean Fall Stand.  Fourth Estate. A novel featuring an old Antarctic hand who knows how a disaster happened, but is unable to communicate. £14.99

***Meruane, Lina: Nervous System. Atlantic 2021. A new novel from the Chilean author. £14.99

Murakami, Haruki: First Person Singular. Harvill Secker. A new collection of short stories. I'm told there will be no limited editions. £16.99

***Ross, Leone: This One Sky Day. Faber 2021. An eagerly anticipated novel. £16.99

***Scarlett, Fiona: Boys Don't Cry. Faber 2021. A debut novel from an Irish author. £12.99


May 2021

Cusk, Rachel: Faber. Art can be both healthy and unhealthy. £14.99

Lahiri, Jhumpa: Whereabouts. Bloomsbury. A woman takes in her Italian surroundings. £12.99

McInerney, Lisa: The Rules of Revelation. John Murray. More goings-on in Cork. £14.99

***McFarlane, Ailsa: Highway Blue. Hogarth Press. A first novel from America. £12.99

***McGrath, Patrick: Last Days in Cleaver Square. Hutchinson. in 1975 Francis McNulty is still affected by the Spanish Civil War. £16.99

McMillan, Andrew: Pandemonium. Jonathan Cape. The latest collection of poems. £10.00

***Mohamed, Nadifa: The Fortunate Men. Viking. A shopkeeper is killed in multi-racial Tiber Bay in 1952. £14.99

***Radojevic, Monika: Teeth in the Back. Merky Books. A first collection of poetry. £10.00

Sahota, Sunjeev: China Room. Harvill Secker. Two linked Punjab stories set 70 years apart. £16.99


June 2021

Galgut, Damon: The Promise. Chatto & Windus. A modern history of South Africa. £16.99

Levy, Deborah: Real Estate. Hamish Hamilton. The final part of the author's living biography trilogy. £10.99

***Mas, Victoria: The Mad Women's Ball. Doubleday. Set in a Parisian asylum in 1885. £14.99

Mohamed, Nadifa: The Fortunate Men. Viking. Mahmood is suspected of a murder in 1952.£14.99

Peace, David: Tokyo Redux. Faber. A mystery, 40 years is the making, needs to be resolved. £16.99

Ridgway, A Shock: Picador. A follow up to Hawthorn & Child. Price to be confirmed.

Smith, Zadie: The Wife of Willesden. Hamish Hamilton. A small single story book. Price to be confirmed


July 2021

Ellmann, Lucy: Things are Against Us. Galley Beggar. A collection of essays. Price to be confirmed.

August 2021

Barker, Pat: The Woman of Troy. Hamish Hamilton. The second book in the Greek series.  £18.99

Knausgaard, Karl Ove: The Morning Star. Harvill Secker. A new star arouses interest. £20.00


September 2021

Armitage, Simon: The Owl and the Nightingale. Faber. The poet turns his hand again to middle English re-interpretation. £14.99

Rooney, Sally: Beautiful World, Where Are You. Faber. The growing friendship between two thirty somethings. £16.99

Toibin, Colm: The Magician. Viking. A novel looking at the life and times of Thomas Mann.£18.99


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

 

 

 

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