New and forthcoming

Canto Bight (Star Wars)

Saladin Ahmed (and others)

Journey to Canto Bight: a lavish city rich with opportunity—but where the stakes couldn’t be higher.

Featuring four interconnected novella-length adventures of the exotic aliens and creatures who frequent the captivating casino. With stories by Saladin Ahmed, Rae Carson, Mira Grant, and John Jackson Miller

You Think It, I'll Say It

Curtis Sittenfeld

‘Most people I know who have read anything by Curtis Sittenfeld would read anything else the woman wrote, me included’ The Times

The title story of this first collection by Curtis Sittenfeld is about a married woman who flirts with a man she meets at parties, playfully putting into words the bitchy things she guesses he's thinking about their fellow guests.But she is in for a shock when, in time, she finds out what was really in his mind. The Nominee sees Hillary Clinton confessing her surprising true feelings about a woman journalist who has interviewed her over the years. In Gender Studies, a visiting academic sleeps with her taxi driver, for all the wrong reasons.

The theme that unites these stories is how even clever people tend to misread others, and how much we deceive ourselves. Sharp and tender, funny and wise, this collection shows Sittenfeld’s knack for creating real, believable characters that spring off the page, while also skewering contemporary mores with dazzling dry wit.

A Match Made in Devon - Part Four

Cathy Bramley

Escape to the seaside with Part Four of a brand-new four-part serial set on the Devon coast, from bestselling author Cathy Bramley.

Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy's novels:

'Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns' Trisha Ashley
‘Full of joy and fun’ Milly Johnson
‘Delightful!’ Katie Fforde

Rave

Irvine Welsh

Selected from Irvine Welsh's novel Ecstasy.

VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.

A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human

A Match Made in Devon - Part Three

Cathy Bramley

Escape to the seaside with Part Three of a brand-new four-part serial set on the Devon coast, from bestselling author Cathy Bramley.

Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy's novels:

'Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns' Trisha Ashley
‘Full of joy and fun’ Milly Johnson
‘Delightful!’ Katie Fforde

A Match Made in Devon - Part Two

Cathy Bramley

Escape to the seaside with Part Two of a brand-new four-part serial set on the Devon coast, from bestselling author Cathy Bramley.

Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy's novels:

'Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns' Trisha Ashley
‘Full of joy and fun’ Milly Johnson
‘Delightful!’ Katie Fforde

Bad Romance

Emily Hill

Tales from the happily never after

At a wedding, one woman’s revenge comes in the shape of her heavily pregnant belly. As a career girl attempts to climb the ladder she slides down into ever more grotesque flatshares. A single woman who always attends parties alone realises that the truth might not always be the best answer. And one Londoner learns her most important lesson since moving to the city – never act friendly towards a stranger.

Bad Romance is dark, hilarious and moving by turn as Emily Hill’s acid wit gives life to the women whose tales never normally make it into the storybooks.

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden

Denis Johnson

Twenty-five years ago, Denis Johnson's Jesus' Son was published, ‘a work of spare beauty and almost religious intensity’ (Entertainment Weekly), which remains a touchstone today, ardently beloved by readers and writers alike. Included in The New York Times's list of the ‘25 Best Books of the Last 25 Years’ (alongside Toni Morrison's Beloved and Philip Roth's American Pastoral), it is routinely described in the press as the single most important and influential book of short stories in a generation.

Shortly before his death in May 2017, Johnson completed The Largesse of the Sea Maiden. After years of novels and plays in a very different mode, Johnson's new collection is a return to the short story form that first catapulted him to the highest pedestal of American writers. Though the subject matter – middle-aged life and the elusive and unexpected ways the mysteries of the universe assert themselves – finds him in new territory, the style is pure, vintage, inimitable Johnson.

Taken together, the stories in this powerful and deeply felt collection are Denis Johnson at his absolute best, the highest-calibre work of an American master.

Six Foot Six

Kit de Waal

It's an exciting day for Timothy Flowers. It's the third of November, and it's Friday, and it's his twenty-first birthday. When Timothy walks to his usual street corner to see his favourite special bus, he meets Charlie. Charlie is a builder who is desperate for Timothy's help because Timothy is very tall, six feet six inches. Timothy has never had a job before - or no work that he's kept for more than a day. But when Timothy and Charlie have to collect money from a local thug, things don't exactly go according to plan...

Over the course of one day, Timothy's life will change for ever.

A Match Made in Devon - Part One

Cathy Bramley

Escape to the seaside with Part One of a brand-new four-part serial set on the Devon coast, from bestselling author Cathy Bramley.

Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy's novels:

'Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns' Trisha Ashley
‘Full of joy and fun’ Milly Johnson
‘Delightful!’ Katie Fforde

Stories

Susan Sontag

The complete short stories of Susan Sontag, one of the most brilliant & influential writers of the twentieth century - collected together for the first time

Susan Sontag is most often remembered as a brilliant essayist - inquisitive, analytical, fearlessly outspoken. Yet all throughout her life, she also wrote short stories: fictions which wrestled with those ideas and preoccupations she couldn't address in essay form. These short fictions are allegories, parables, autobiographical vignettes, each capturing an authentic fragment of life, dramatizing Sontag's private griefs and fears.

Stories collects all of Sontag's short fiction for the first time. This astonishingly versatile collection showcases its peerless writer at the height of her powers. For any Sontag fan, it is an unmissable testament to her creative achievements.

The Futurological Congress

Stanislaw Lem

'A giant of twentieth-century science fiction' Guardian

'This Room Guaranteed BOMB-FREE. From the Management'

Hapless cosmonaut Ijon Tichy has been sent back to earth to attend the Eighth Futurological Congress in smog-bound, overpopulated Costa Rica, holed up with an assortment of scientists in a luxury hotel (fully equipped with tear gas sprinklers in case things get out of hand). But when an unfortunate incident occurs involving a revolution and hallucinogenic drugs in the water supply, Tichy finds himself shot, frozen and thawed out in a future beyond anything he could ever have imagined.

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