Trade Books of the Month

  • Faithful and Virtuous Night
    From Nobel Prize author Louise Glück: This is a story of adventure, an encounter with the unknown, a knight's undaunted journey into the kingdom of death; this is a story of the world you've always known, that first primer where 'on page three, a dog appeared.
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  • Spanish Galleon vs English Galleon: 1550–1605
    The conflict between the English Sea Dogs and the Spanish Adventurers has been a source of fascination for over four centuries. This exciting addition to the Duel series explores how the galleons used by Spain and England were built and armed, and examines the effectiveness of the cannon they used. It also compares how they were sailed and manoeuvred, showing the strengths and weaknesses of each design, and explaining how these played out in several of their most prominent battles
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  • Ghostwriter
    At turns hilarious and unnerving, Ghostwriter is both a pitch black comedy and a mesmerising detective story, rendered in a clean-line chiaroscuro style and masterfully paced, Ghostwriter takes the reader on a wild ride full of twists and turns right through to its thrilling - and shocking - conclusion.
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  • Four Weeks One Summer: When It All Went Wrong
    In the summer of 1936, over just four weeks, it all went wrong – for democracy and for Spain, even for the British royals. Politicians failed, and Hitler was emboldened to plan a new European war, and more. When some army generals sought to overthrow Spain’s elected government, Francisco Franco quickly emerged as their leader; Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy supported him with men and materiel; pusillanimous politicians in Britain and the United States, even in France, turned a blind-eye – and the Spanish Civil War was on.
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  • A Chorus Of Cockerels
    Life in rural Mallorca continues to hold its magic for Anna and her family. When not juggling work deadlines, chatting with Johnny the toad or managing her ever-growing menagerie, Anna sets off to explore the lesser-known areas of the island.
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  • Why, Why, Why?
    A man tries to teach a stone to speak through sheer force of will. An engaged couple makes a pact to never lie, and their union dissolves immediately. Over the course of a phone call, a man learns that his girlfriend died months ago, and that hes been unknowingly seeing her twin sister. Prince Charming marries Cinderella, but then has an affair with the evil stepsisters. A psychopath's liver explodes after a night of heavy drinking, but instead of killing him, it allows him to be a better drinker.
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  • I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe Me
    Part campus novel, part gangster thriller, I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe Me is Villalobos at his best. Exuberantly foul-mouthed and intellectually agile, this hugely entertaining novel finds the light side of difficult subjects—immigration, corruption, family loyalty and love—in a world where the difference between comedy and tragedy depends entirely on who’s telling the joke. 
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  • The Lizard
    When a lizard appears in the neighbourhood of Chiado, in Lisbon, it surprises passers-by, and mobilises firefighters and the army. With a clear and precise style, the fable offers a multitude of senses, reaching audiences of all ages.
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