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Discover authors who are winners of, or have been in contention for, some of the most prestigious awards. By their very presence on this page, you can be sure that each of the books featured here is the 'crème-de-la-crème' of today's literature.

Books of the Month

Dodgers by Bill Beverly
Dodgers
Bill Beverly
January 2017 Book of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2016. Winner of the John Creasey (New Blood) and Goldsboro Gold Dagger Awards 2016. Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer go rap! A striking...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/12/2016

Other Featured Books this Month

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
Joanna Cannon
January 2017 Debut of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2016. The title refers to a Bible quote and two 10-year old girls are greatly mystified as to its meaning and where to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/12/2016
Fever City A Thriller by Tim Baker
Fever City A Thriller
Tim Baker
Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. Another mighty impressive debut by a British author despite its sprawling American background and themes. Baker has the audacity to revisit the web of conspiracies surrounding the JFK assassination and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2017
Dadland A Journey into Uncharted Territory by Keggie Carew
Dadland A Journey into Uncharted Territory
Keggie Carew
Winner of the Costa Biography Award 2016. The author grew up in the gravitational field of an unorthodox father. As his memory begins to fail, she embarks on a quest to unravel his story. In this title, she takes us...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2017
Falling Awake by Alice Oswald
Falling Awake
Alice Oswald
Winner of the Costa Poetry Award 2016. Alice Oswald's poems are always vivid and distinct, alert and deeply, physically, engaged in the natural world. Mutability - a sense that all matter is unstable in the face of mortality - is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2016
Real Tigers by Mick Herron
Real Tigers
Mick Herron
Shortlisted for the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger and Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2016. The latest instalment in the eventful days and sleepless nights of the denizens of Slough House is another sheer delight. Following on from 'Slow Horses', '
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/10/2016
The Bombs That Brought Us Together by Brian Conaghan
The Bombs That Brought Us Together
Brian Conaghan
Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2016. Set in a bleak world and reminiscent of Orwell’s 1984, The Bombs That Brought Us Together is nonetheless a funny, tender, surprising and uplifting novel. Charlie’s life should be pretty miserable: he...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal

The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
Edmund de Waal
Winner of the 'Best of the Best' Adult category at the Independent...

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Wonder
R. J. Palacio
Winner of the 'Best of the Best' children's category at the Independent Bookshop Week Awards 2016. Frank, powerful, warm and often heart-breaking, Wonder is a book you'll read in one...

Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume

Reader Reviewed Spill Simmer Falter Wither
Sara Baume
Winner of the 2016 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. Slow starting first-person...

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

The Glorious Heresies
Lisa McInerney
One of our Books of the Year 2016. Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Breakthrough Author Award 2016. Winner of the 2016 Desmond Elliott Prize.

The Sellout by Paul Beatty

The Sellout
Paul Beatty
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2016. Amanda Foreman, 2016 Chair of judges, comments: ‘The Sellout is a novel for our times. A tirelessly inventive modern satire, its humour...

Augustine Conversions and Confessions by Robin Lane Fox

Augustine Conversions and Confessions
Robin Lane Fox
Joint Winner of the Wolfson History Prize 2016. Augustine is the person from the ancient world about whom we know most. He is the author of an intimate...

The Vagrant by Peter Newman

The Vagrant
Peter Newman
Winner of the Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer at the David Gemmell Awards 2016. The Vagrant is his name. He has no other. His purpose is to reach the...

The Liar's Key by Mark Lawrence

The Liar's Key
Mark Lawrence
Winner of the Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel at the David Gemmell Awards 2016. As all wait for the ice to unlock its jaws, the Dead King plots to...

As Weekends Go by Jan Brigden

As Weekends Go
Jan Brigden
A warmly compassionate, amusing and very readable story, with extra sprinkles of fairytale sparkle. Jan Brigden is the winner of the 2014-2015 Choc Lit & Whole Story Audiobooks Search for...

The Butcher's Hook by Janet Ellis

Reader Reviewed The Butcher's Hook
Janet Ellis
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. Our first-person narrator, Anne Jaccobs, is an extraordinary young woman for...

The Un-Discovered Islands An Archipelago of Myths and Mysteries, Phantoms and Fakes by Malachy Tallack

The Un-Discovered Islands An Archipelago of Myths and Mysteries, Phantoms and Fakes
Malachy Tallack
Winner of The Edward Stanford Travel Book of the Year 2017. An investigation into an intriguing subject – Islands that feature in myth, even been found on historical maps, they...

Dead Lions by Mick Herron

Dead Lions
Mick Herron
Sharp, biting and hugely enjoyable. The series focuses on Slough House where MI5 agents who are out of favour, who’ve screwed up one too many times, are assigned for light...

The Cartel by Don Winslow

The Cartel
Don Winslow
Winner of the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2016. Winslow's The Power of the Dog which I once reviewed for The Guardian was a truly epic tale of the...

Solar Bones by Mike McCormack

Solar Bones
Mike McCormack
Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize 2016.Professor Blake Morrison, chair of judges, said: "Set over a few hours in a single day, and told in the first-person voice of...

Endurance The Extraordinary Life and Times of Emil Zatopek by Rick Broadbent

Endurance The Extraordinary Life and Times of Emil Zatopek
Rick Broadbent
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2016. With traces of 'Chariots of Fire' and Laura Hillenbrand's 'Unbroken', Endurance is both a wonderful love story...

Barbarian Days A Surfing Life by William Finnegan

Barbarian Days A Surfing Life
William Finnegan
Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2016. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography 2016. Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story, a social history,...

Forever Young The Story of Adrian Doherty, Football's Lost Genius by Oliver Kay

Forever Young The Story of Adrian Doherty, Football's Lost Genius
Oliver Kay
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2016. The great untold story about Manchester United's golden generation. Adrian Doherty was not a typical footballer. For one...

Chasing Shadows The Life and Death of Peter Roebuck by Tim Lane, Elliot Cartledge

Chasing Shadows The Life and Death of Peter Roebuck
Tim Lane, Elliot Cartledge
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2016. Part biography, part personal reflection and part investigation, Chasing Shadows: The Life And Death Of Peter Roebuck will...

Mr Darley's Arabian High Life, Low Life, Sporting Life: A History of Racing in 25 Horses by Chris McGrath

Mr Darley's Arabian High Life, Low Life, Sporting Life: A History of Racing in 25 Horses
Chris McGrath
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2016. The story of racing told through the bloodline of twenty-five exceptional horses. With a canvas that extends from...

Find a Way One Untamed and Courageous Life by Diana Nyad

Find a Way One Untamed and Courageous Life
Diana Nyad
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2016. In the 1970s, Diana Nyad was widely regarded as the greatest long-distance swimmer in the world and set...

Mister The Men Who Gave the World the Game by Rory Smith

Mister The Men Who Gave the World the Game
Rory Smith
Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2016. The remarkable story of how British coaches took football to the world, and contine to influence the game...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Hot Milk by Deborah Levy

Hot Milk
Deborah Levy
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Chair of the 2016 judges Amanda Foreman commented: "This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad and the...

His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

His Bloody Project
Graeme Macrae Burnet
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Chair of the 2016 judges Amanda Foreman commented: "This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad and the...

Hystopia by David Means

Hystopia
David Means
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Chair of the 2016 judges Amanda Foreman commented: "This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad and the...

All That Man is by David Szalay

All That Man is
David Szalay
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Chair of the 2016 judges Amanda Foreman commented: "This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad and the...

Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Madeleine Thien
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Winner of The Edward Stanford Specsavers Fiction (with a sense of place) Award 2017. Chair of the 2016 judges Amanda Foreman commented:...

The Invention of Nature The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science by Andrea Wulf

The Invention of Nature The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science
Andrea Wulf
Winner of the the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2016. Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Biography & Autobiography Award 2016. Winner of the Costa Biography Award 2015. ...

Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh

Eileen
Ottessa Moshfegh
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016. Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. A young woman relentlessly drives through the darkness of the American roads....

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