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  1. Book cover for The Ditch
    The Ditch

    Herman Koch

    Hardback
  2. Book cover for The Catholic School
    The Catholic School

    Edoardo Albinati

    Hardback
  3. Book cover for The Hiding Game
    The Hiding Game

    Naomi Wood

    Hardback
  4. Book cover for Exhalation
    Exhalation

    Ted Chiang

    Hardback
  5. Book cover for How to Love a Jamaican
    How to Love a Jamaican

    Alexia Arthurs

    Paperback
  6. Book cover for Sweet Home
    Sweet Home

    Wendy Erskine

    Hardback
  7. Book cover for Far From the Madding Crowd
    Far From the Madding Crowd

    Thomas Hardy

    Hardback
  8. Book cover for Diary of a Somebody
    Diary of a Somebody

    Brian Bilston

    Hardback
  9. Book cover for Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine
    Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine

    Kevin Wilson

    Paperback
  10. Book cover for Lovecraft Country
    Lovecraft Country

    Matt Ruff

    Paperback
  11. Book cover for Salt Slow
    Salt Slow

    Julia Armfield

    Hardback
  12. Book cover for The Shepherd's Hut
    The Shepherd's Hut

    Tim Winton

    Paperback
  13. Book cover for Acts of Infidelity
    Acts of Infidelity

    Lena Andersson

    Paperback
  14. Book cover for The Paper Lovers
    The Paper Lovers

    Gerard Woodward

    Paperback
  15. Book cover for My House Is Falling Down
    My House Is Falling Down

    Mary Loudon

    Hardback
  16. Book cover for Homeland
    Homeland

    Fernando Aramburu

    Hardback
  17. Book cover for Crudo
    Crudo

    Olivia Laing

    Paperback
  18. Book cover for Agnes Grey
    Agnes Grey

    Anne Brontë

    Hardback
  19. Book cover for The Age of Innocence
    The Age of Innocence

    Edith Wharton

    Hardback
  20. Book cover for The Doll Factory
    The Doll Factory

    Elizabeth Macneal

    Hardback
  21. Book cover for Connect
    Connect

    Julian Gough

    Paperback
  22. Book cover for Ponti
    Ponti

    Sharlene Teo

    Paperback
  23. Book cover for The Clockmaker's Daughter
    The Clockmaker's Daughter

    Kate Morton

    Paperback
  24. Book cover for From The Wreck
    From The Wreck

    Jane Rawson

    Hardback
  25. Book cover for Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl
    Paul Takes the Form of A Mortal Girl

    Andrea Lawlor

    Hardback
  26. Book cover for My German Brother
    My German Brother

    Chico Buarque

    Paperback
  27. Book cover for The Piranhas
    The Piranhas

    Roberto Saviano

    Paperback
  28. Book cover for The Long Forgotten
    The Long Forgotten

    David Whitehouse

    Paperback
  29. Book cover for The Long Take: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
    The Long Take: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

    Robin Robertson

    Paperback
  30. Book cover for The Braid
    The Braid

    Laetitia Colombani

    Hardback
  31. Book cover for Alva & Irva
    Alva & Irva

    Edward Carey

    Paperback
  32. Book cover for Observatory Mansions
    Observatory Mansions

    Edward Carey

    Paperback
  33. Book cover for The Sculptress
    The Sculptress

    Minette Walters

    Paperback
  34. Book cover for The Master and Margarita
    The Master and Margarita

    Mikhail Bulgakov

    Paperback
  35. Book cover for The Master
    The Master

    Colm Toibin

    Paperback
  36. Book cover for Less Than Zero
    Less Than Zero

    Bret Easton Ellis

    Paperback
  37. Book cover for The Road
    The Road

    Cormac McCarthy

    Paperback
  38. Book cover for Gingerbread
    Gingerbread

    Helen Oyeyemi

    Hardback
  39. Book cover for Gingerbread
    Gingerbread

    Helen Oyeyemi

    Paperback
  40. Book cover for The Burning Chambers
    The Burning Chambers

    Kate Mosse

    Paperback
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