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BRITISH 1945-PRESENT

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(PENGUIN CLASSICS DELUXE EDITION)
Written by WILLIAM GOLDING
Introduction by STEPHEN KING
Foreword by LOIS LOWRY
Contribution by E. M. FORSTER, JENNIFER BUEHLER

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 11/15/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-143-12940-0

William Golding’s unforgettable classic of boyhood adventure and the savagery of humanity comes to Penguin Classics in a stunning Graphic Deluxe Edition with a new foreword by Lois Lowry
 
As provocative today as when it was first published in 1954, Lord of the Flies continues to ignite passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature. William Golding’s compelling story about a group of very ordinary boys marooned on a coral island has been labeled a parable, an...

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A NOVEL
Written by ROBERT HARRIS

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 08/23/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-94813-7

Imperium . . . Conspirata . . . and now Dictator—the long-awaited final volume of Robert Harris’s magnificent Ancient Rome Trilogy
 
At the age of forty-eight, Cicero—the greatest orator of his time—is in exile, separated from his wife and children, tormented by his sense of failure, his great power sacrificed on the altar of his principles. And yet, in the words of one of his most famous aphorisms, “While there is life, there is hope.”

By promising to support Caesar—his political enemy—he is...

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A NOVEL
Written by DAN VYLETA

Format: Hardcover, 448 pages

Publisher: Doubleday

On Sale: 05/24/2016

Price: $27.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-54016-2

England. A century ago, give or take a few years. 
 
An England where people who are wicked in thought or deed are marked by the Smoke that pours forth from their bodies, a sign of their fallen state. The aristocracy do not smoke, proof of their virtue and right to rule, while the lower classes are drenched in sin and soot. An England utterly strange and utterly real.
 
An elite boarding school where the sons of the wealthy are groomed to take power as their birthright. Teachers with mysterious...

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Written by HARRY PARKER

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 05/17/2016

Price: $25.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-94663-3

Anatomy of a Soldier is a stunning first novel—of patriotism, heroism, and profound humanism—that will immediately take its place on the shelf of classics about what it truly means to be at war. 

Let’s imagine a man called Captain Tom Barnes, aka BA5799, who’s leading British troops in the war zone. And two boys growing up together there, sharing a prized bicycle and flying kites before finding themselves estranged once foreign soldiers appear in their countryside. And then there’s the man...

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Written by JO BAKER

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 05/17/2016

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-94718-0

From the best-selling author of Longbourn, a haunting new novel of spies and artists, passion and danger, hope in the face of despair
 
Paris, 1939. The pavement rumbles with the footfall of Nazi soldiers marching along the Champs-Élysées. A young, unknown writer—Samuel Beckett—recently arrived from Ireland to make his mark, smokes one last cigarette with his lover before the city they know is torn apart. Soon he will put them both in mortal danger by joining the Resistance . . .

Through it all...

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Written by GRAHAM SWIFT

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 04/19/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-87238-3

In these beautifully crafted stories, Graham Swift—author of the Booker Prize-winning Last Orders—presents a vision of a country, England, that is both a crucible of history and a maze of contemporary confusions. Moving from the seventeenth century to the present day, from world-shaking events to domestic dramas and frequently mixing tragedy with comedy, England and Other Stories is bound together by an underlying instinct for the story of us all: an evocation of that mysterious thing, a...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 04/05/2016

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-17241-7

The summer after university, Emma Woodhouse returns home to live with her widowed father and launch her interior design business. Apart from cultivating grand career plans and managing her father’s hypochondria, Emma busies herself with the two things she does best: matchmaking and offering advice on everything from texting etiquette to first date destinations. 

Happily, this summer presents abundant opportunities for both, as old and new friends are drawn into the sphere of Emma’s counsel:...

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Written by IRIS MURDOCH
Introduction by SARAH CHURCHWELL

Format: Hardcover, 696 pages

Publisher: Everyman's Library

On Sale: 04/05/2016

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90766-5

These two major novels—by one of the most influential British writers of the twentieth century—are ferociously dark comedies that combine playfulness with profundity.

A Severed Head (1961) is one of Iris Murdoch’s most entertaining works, tracing the turbulent emotional journey of Martin Lynch-Gibbon, a smug, prosperous London wine merchant and unfaithful husband, whose life is turned inside out when his wife leaves him for her psychoanalyst. The story takes bedroom farce to a new level of...

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Written by RICHARD ADAMS

Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 04/05/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-97069-0

Rowf, a shaggy black mongrel, and Snitter, a black-and-white fox terrier, are among dozens of animals being cruelly held in a testing facility in North West England. When one of the handlers fails to close Rowf’s cage properly, the two dogs make a daring escape into the English countryside, where they befriend a red fox who helps them survive in the wild. But as rumors circulate that the dogs may have been the test subjects for biological weapons and could be carrying a terrible plague, they...

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Written by SUNJEEV SAHOTA

Format: Hardcover, 496 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 03/29/2016

Price: $27.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-94610-7

Shortlisted for the 2016 International Dylan Thomas Prize
Shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize
A Financial Times Best Book of 2015

One of Granta's Best Young British Novelists in 2013 now gives us a sweeping, urgent contemporary epic about a year in the life of a group of young illegal Indian immigrants living and working together in the North of England.

Randeep's middle-class family is sinking into poverty and he is sent abroad through a visa marriage to support them and make a new life....

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A NOVEL
Written by PAT BARKER

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Publisher: Doubleday

On Sale: 03/08/2016

Price: $27.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-53772-8

A new novel from the Booker Prize winning Pat Barker, author of the Regeneration Trilogy, that unforgettably portrays London during the Blitz (her first portrayal of World War II) and reconfirms her place in the very top rank of British novelists.

London, the Blitz, Autumn 1940. As the bombs fall on the blacked-out city, ambulance driver Elinor Brooke races from bomb sites to hospitals trying to save the lives of injured survivors, working alongside former friend Kit Neville, while her...

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A NOVEL
Written by JONATHAN LEE

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 03/08/2016

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-87459-2

In September 1984, a bomb was planted at the Grand Hotel in the seaside town of Brighton, England, set to explode in twenty-four days when the British prime minister and her entire cabinet would be staying there. High Dive not only takes us inside this audacious assassination attempt—a decisive act of violence on the world stage—but also imagines its way into a group of unforgettable characters. Nimbly weaving together fact and fiction, comedy and tragedy, the story switches among the...

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