Damian Barr

You Will Be Safe Here is the brilliant debut novel from the award-winning author of Maggie & Me. South Africa, 1901, the height of the second Boer War. Sarah van der Watt and her son are taken from their farm by force to Bloemfontein Concentration Camp where, the English promise: they will be safe. Johannesburg, 2010. Sixteen-year-old outsider Willem just wants to be left alone with his books and his dog….

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Fintan O’Toole : Heroic Failure

Frantically, desperately, almost all of us are seeking to understand Brexit. Why is our country tearing itself apart? Why are we living through the most divisive, embittered political atmosphere in any of our lifetimes? Heroic Failure supplies some answers. It is a brilliant analysis of what lies beneath the slogans, the entrenched positions and dull thud of prejudice.

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Alexei Sayle

One of Britain’s greatest stand-up comedians, Alexei was a key figure in the alternative comedy movement of the 1980s, the MC at the Comedy Store and the leading performer at the Comic Strip. He starred in The Young Ones alongside Ade Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer and Christopher Ryan, and from 1988 to 1998, he had his own TV series….

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John Lanchester

In The Wall, John Lanchester takes our current political climate to its terrible and logical extreme in a harrowing, brilliant and troublingly plausible vision of the future. Kavanagh begins his life patrolling the Wall. If he’s lucky, if nothing goes wrong, he has only two years of this, 729 more nights….

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Caroline Eden : Black Sea

Caroline Eden tells the tale of a journey between three great cities – Odessa in Ukraine, built on a dream by Catherine the Great, through Istanbul, the fulcrum balancing Europe and Asia, and on to tough, stoic, lyrical Trabzon in north-eastern Turkey. With a nose for a good recipe and an ear for an extraordinary story,…

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