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Introducing our brand new offering – The Bookseller Podcast, hosted by acclaimed author Cathy Rentzenbrink!  Now, not only can you enjoy our content via thebookseller.com and magazine, you can listen to monthly highlights from across the book world on our very own podcast.

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books featured in episode three

  • If Only I Could Tell You

    by Hannah Beckerman

    Category: Fiction: General & Literary
    Imprint: Orion
    Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
    Publication date: 21 Feb 2019
    ISBN: 9781409177302

    A poignant and uplifting story about family and forgiveness that will appeal to readers who have loved Jojo Moyes' Me Before You and Ruth Hogan's The Keeper of Lost Things.

  • Black Leopard, Red Wolf

    by Marlon James

     

    Category: Historical Fiction & Sagas, Fiction, Fantasy
    Imprint: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
    Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date: 28 Feb 2019
    ISBN: 9780241315545

    In this stunning follow-up to his Man Booker-winning A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James draws on a rich tradition of African mythology, fantasy and history to imagine an ancient world, a lost child, an extraordinary hunter, and a mystery with many answers...


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  • Date with Death

    by Julia Chapman

    Category: Crime & Mystery Fiction 
    Imprint: Pan Books
    Publisher: Pan Macmillan
    Publication date: 28 Feb 2017
    ISBN: 9781509823833

    Date with Death is the first cosy crime novel in Julia Chapman's Dales Detective series. Samson O'Brien has been dismissed from the police force, and returns to his hometown of Bruncliffe in the Yorkshire Dales to set up the Dales Detective Agency while he fights to clear his name. However, the people of Bruncliffe aren't that welcoming to a man they see as trouble.  A charming series for fans of Alexander McCall Smith, Robert Galbraith and Midsomer Murders.

  • The Confessions of Frannie Langton

    by Sara Collins

    Category: Crime & Mystery Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance
    Imprint: Viking
    Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date: 04 Apr 2019
    ISBN: 9780241349199

    They say I must be put to death for what happened to Madame, and they want me to confess. But how can I confess what I don't believe I've done?' 1826, and all of London is in a frenzy. Crowds gather at the gates of the Old Bailey to watch as Frannie Langton, maid to Mr and Mrs Benham, goes on trial for their murder. The testimonies against her are damning - slave, whore, seductress. And they may be the truth. But they are not the whole truth. For the first time Frannie must tell her story.

  • Kolymsky Heights

    by Lionel Davidson

    Category: Thrillers, Fiction
    Imprint: Faber & Faber
    Publisher: Faber & Faber
    Publication date: 26 Mar 2015
    ISBN: 9780571326112

    'The best thriller I've ever read.' Philip Pullman Kolymsky Heights. A Siberian permafrost hell lost in endless night, the perfect setting for an underground Russian research station. So desperate, he sends a plea across the wildness to the West in order to summon the one man alive capable of achieving the impossible...

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  • The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz

    by Jeremy Dronfield

    Category: Biography & Memoirs, Non-fiction, History
    Imprint: Michael Joseph Ltd
    Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date: 24 Jan 2019
    ISBN: 9780241359198

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  • The Smallest Things: On the Enduring Power of Family

    by Nick Duerden

    Category: Biography, Memoirs
    Imprint: Elliott & Thompson Limited
    Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited
    Publication date: 14 Feb 2019
    ISBN: 9781783964154

    A poignant memoir that asks us all to appreciate the older people in our lives.

  • Homegoing

    by Yaa Gyasi

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction
    Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
    Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date: 5 Oct 2017
    ISBN: 9780241975237

    Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery; one a slave trader's wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generations that follow. Taking us from the Gold Coast of Africa to the cotton-picking plantations of Mississippi; from the missionary schools of Ghana to the dive bars of Harlem, spanning three continents and seven generations, Yaa Gyasi has written a miraculous novel - the intimate, gripping story of a brilliantly vivid cast of characters and through their lives the very story of America itself.

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  • Late In the Day

    by Tessa Hadley

    Category: General & Literary Fiction
    Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
    Publisher: Vintage Publishing
    Publication date: 14 Feb 2019
    ISBN: 9781787331112

    Alexandr and Christine and Zachary and Lydia have been close friends since they first met in their twenties. But instead of loss bringing them closer, the three of them find over the following months that it warps their relationships, as old entanglements and grievances rise from the past, and love and sorrow give way to anger and bitterness.

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  • The Familiars

    by Stacey Halls

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction & Sagas
    Imprint: Zaffre Publishing
    Publisher: Zaffre Publishing
    Publication date: 4 Feb 2019
    ISBN: 9781785766114

    When Fleetwood finds a letter she isn't supposed to read from the doctor who delivered her third stillbirth, she is dealt the crushing blow that she will not survive another pregnancy. When she crosses paths by chance with Alice Gray, a young midwife, Alice promises to help her give birth to a healthy baby, and to prove the physician wrong.

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  • All Among The Barley

    by Melissa Harrison

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction
    Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date: 23 Aug 2018
    ISBN: 9781408897997

    From the author of Costa-shortlisted and Baileys-longlisted At Hawthorn Time comes a major new novel. Set on a farm in Suffolk just before the Second World War, it introduces a girl on the cusp of adulthood.

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  • Slow Horses

    by Mick Herron

    Category: Crime & Mystery Fiction, Fiction, Thrillers
    Imprint: John Murray Publishers Ltd
    Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Publication date: 27 Jul 2017
    ISBN: 9781473674189

    You don't stop being a spook just because you're no longer in the game. Banished to Slough House from the ranks of achievers at Regent's Park for various crimes of drugs and drunkenness, lechery and failure, politics and betrayal, Jackson Lamb's misfit crew of highly trained joes don't run ops, they push paper. But not one of them joined the Intelligence Service to be a 'slow horse'.

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  • Time To Go

    by Guy Kennaway

    Category: Biography & Memoirs, Non-fiction, Family & Health
    Imprint: Mensch Publishing
    Publisher: Mensch Publishing
    Publication date: 7 Feb 2019
    ISBN: 9781912914005

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  • Death at La Fenice

    by Donna Leon

    Category: Crime & Mystery Fiction, Fiction
    Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
    Publisher: Cornerstone
    Publication date: 26 Feb 2009
    ISBN: 9780099536567

    Even Commissario of Police, Guido Brunetti, used to the labyrinthine corruptions of the city, is shocked at the number of enemies Wellauer has made on his way to the top - but just how many have motive enough for murder?

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  • Seashaken Houses

    by Tom Nancollas

    Category: History, Non-fiction
    Imprint: Particular Books
    Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date: 4 Oct 2018
    ISBN: 9781846149375

    Lighthouses are striking totems of our relationship to the sea. For many, they encapsulate a romantic vision of solitary homes amongst the waves, but their original purpose was much more utilitarian than that.

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  • Around the World in 80 Trains

    by Monisha Rajesh

    Category: Travel, Non-fiction
    Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date: 24 Jan 2019
    ISBN: 9781408869758

    'Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best. Getting to the heart of things.

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  • The Last Act of Love

    by Cathy Rentzenbrink

    Category: Biography & Memoirs, Non-fiction, Family & Health
    Imprint: Picador
    Publisher: Pan Macmillan
    Publication date: 26 Apr 2016
    ISBN: 9781447286394

    A powerful, timely and incredibly moving memoir in the bestselling tradition of Blake Morrison, Joan Didion and Ruth Picardie.

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  • Cat Person

    by Kristen Roupenian

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction
    Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
    Publisher: Vintage Publishing
    Publication date: 3 May 2018
    ISBN: 9781787331150

    This gift edition contains photographs by celebrated photographer Elinor Carucci, who was commissioned by the New Yorker to capture the image that accompanied Kristen Roupenian's Cat Person when it appeared in the magazine.

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  • When I Had a Little Sister

    by Catherine Simpson

    Category: Biography & Memoirs, Non-fiction
    Imprint: Fourth Estate Ltd
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date: 29 Jan 2019
    ISBN: 9780008301637

    When I had a Little Sister by Catherine Simpson is a searingly honest and heartbreaking account of growing up in a farming family, and of Catherine's search for understanding into what led her younger sister to kill herself at 46. It's a story of sisters and sacrifice, grief and reclamation, and of the need to speak the unspeakable.

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  • Adele

    by Leila Slimani

    Category: Erotic Fiction, Fiction
    Imprint: Faber & Faber
    Publisher: Faber & Faber
    Publication date: 7 Feb 2019
    ISBN: 9780571331956

    Eventually, she completely loses control of her existence. Written in prose of elegant - but never bloodless - neutrality, Leila Slimani's second novel published in English explores not so much promiscuity as the modern-day pressures that drive Adele into this perilous loss of self.

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  • Lullaby

    by Leila Slimani

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction
    Imprint: Faber & Faber
    Publisher: Faber & Faber
    Publication date: 26 Jul 2018
    ISBN: 9780571337545

    They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite and devoted woman who sings to their children, cleans the family's chic apartment in Paris's upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint and is able to host enviable birthday parties. The couple and nanny become more dependent on each other.

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  • The Underground Railroad

    by Colson Whitehead

    Category: General & Literary Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction
    Imprint: Fleet
    Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
    Publication date: 26 Apr 2017
    ISBN: 9780708898406

    From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. All the slaves lead a hellish existence, but Cora has it worse than most; she is an outcast even among her fellow Africans and she is approaching womanhood, where it is clear even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they take the perilous decision to escape to the North. In Whitehead's razor-sharp imagining of the antebellum South, the Underground Railroad has assumed a physical form: a dilapidated box car pulled along subterranean tracks by a steam locomotive, picking up fugitives wherever it can.

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