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Everything in its Place
First Loves and Last Tales
Paperback / softback || Oliver Sacks || Picador
A remarkable celebration of Sacks's varied interests, told with his characteristic compassion and erudition, and in his luminous prose.
Paperback / softback || JESSIE BURTON || Picador
From the million-copy bestselling author of The Miniaturist and The Muse'Without doubt one of the best novels of recent years' Elizabeth Day
One winter's afternoon on Hampstead Heath in 1980, Elise Morceau meets Constance Holden and quickly falls under her spell. Connie is bold and alluring, a successful writer whose novel is being turned into a major Hollywood film. Elise follows her to LA, where everyone is reaching for the stars and no one is telling the truth. When she overhears a devasta...
The Age of Light
Whitney Scharer || Picador
For fans of Mrs Hemingway and The Paris Wife, Whitney Scharer's The Age of Light is the riveting, vivid and powerful story of the photographer Lee Miller and her lover, Man Ray.
Model. Muse. Lover. Artist.
Paris, 1929. Lee Miller has abandoned her life in New York and a modelling career at Vogue to pursue her dream of becoming a photographer. When she catches the eye of artist Man Ray she convinces him to hire her as his assistant. Man is an egotistical, charismatic force and they soon embark u...
If Cats Disappeared from the World
Kawamura, Genki || Picador
Our narrator’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage for company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can set about tackling his bucket list, the Devil appears with a special offer: in exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, he can have one extra day of life. And so begins a very bizarre week . . .
Because how do you decide what makes life worth living? How do you separate ...
Breasts and Eggs
Paperback / softback || Mieko Kawakami || Picador
A strange and beguiling novel about three women struggling to determine their own lives in contemporary Tokyo, from Japan's most exciting young writer, Mieko Kawakami
The Doll Factory
Elizabeth Macneal || Picador
The Doll Factory, the debut novel by Elizabeth Macneal, is a story of art, obsession and possession set in Victorian London.
Paperback / softback || Matt Ruff || Picador
Matt Ruff, the critically acclaimed cult novelist, makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy.
GOSPEL OF THE EELS
A father, a son and the world's most enigmatic fish
Paperback / softback || PATRIK SVENSSON || Picador
'A tender, informed, beautiful and rare book about what is, essentially, a strange creature. The first few pages alone are enough to convince the most hardened city dweller, who knows nothing about fishing, of the need to give the eel a literary homage.' Dagens NyheterThe European eel is one of the strangest creatures in existence. Born as a tiny willow-leaf-shaped larva in the Sargasso Sea, it travels the ocean currents to the coasts of Europe where it transforms into a glass, then a yellow,...
ELLIS BRET EASTON || Picador
The controversial Sunday Times bestseller.Candid, fearless and provocative - the author of American Psycho on who he is and what he thinks is wrong with the world today. Bret Easton Ellis is most famous for his era-defining novel American Psycho and its terrifying anti-hero, Patrick Bateman. With that book, and many times since, Ellis proved himself to be one of the world's most fearless and clear-sighted observers of society - the glittering surface and the darkness beneath.In White, his fir...
The Pull of the Stars
Paperback / softback || Emma Donoghue || Picador
Dublin, 1918: three days in a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu. A small world of work, risk, death, and unlooked-for love, by the bestselling author of &i>The Wonder&/i> and &i>Room&/i>&i>.&/i>&b>&/b>