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Ecat 161 June 2017

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Part One - New Acquisitions, Imminent Arrivals and Selections from Stock.


Unless stated otherwise, all books are hardbacks or paperback originals, in fine condition and are first impressions of first UK editions. A fuller description will gladly be supplied on request. Most titles in this section are on view at timkcbooks.com

Entries with asterisks indicate that these titles are being shown for the first time, shown as signed for the first time or shown for the first time in Part One.


Armitage, Simon: New Cemetery. Propolis Books 2017. Signed by the author in gold pen to the title page. Fine tall format in boards as published. £12.99

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Armitage, Simon: The Unaccompanied. Faber 2017. A new collection of poems featuring the respected poet's trademark contemporary lyricism. Signed by the author. £14.99

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Aslam, Nadeem: The Golden Legend. Faber 2017. A novel set in Pakistan, taking a look at religious conflicts, from a startling young British writer. £16.99

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Auster, Paul: 4 3 2 1. Faber 2017. Back in stock! Signed by the author to the title page. £20.00

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***Banville, John (as Black, Benjamin): Prague Nights. Viking. A murder in Prague, 1599. Cristian Stern, a young doctor, gets involved. £12.99

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Baume, Sara: A Line Made by Walking. Heinemann 2017. A struggling Irish artist returns to the countryside and retreats into herself. £12.99

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Berry, Emily: Stranger, Baby. Faber 2017. A second collection of poetry - her first won the Forward Prize for best first collection. £10.99

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Binet, Laurent: The Seventh Function of Language. Harvill Secker 2017. Was the death of Roland Barthes really an accident? £16.99

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***Brooks, Xan: The Clocks in this House all Tell Different Times. Salt 2017. Signed and dated by the author. Paperback. £12.00

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Burnside, John: Ashland & Vine. Jonathan Cape 2017. A novel describing the strange coming together of different generation neighbours. £16.99

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Burnside, John: Still Life with Feeding Snake 2017. Jonathan Cape. A new collection of poems. £10.00

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***Carrington, Leonora: The Milk of Dreams. New York Review of Books 2017. A collection of the artist's short stories for children. Illustrated by the artist. £11.99

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***Chevalier, Tracey: New Boy. Hogarth Shakespeare 2017. The latest re-interpretation in the series of contemporary authors looking at Shakespeare's plays, this time Othello. Signed by the author. £16.00

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Collins, Kathleen: Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? Granta 2017. A collection of stories written in the 1960's and 1970's and now published posthumously by a pioneering Black writer. £12.99

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***Cooper, Adrian (edits): Arborial - A Collection of New Woodland Writing. Little Toller 2017. Contributors include Helen Dunmore, Zaffar Kunial, Adam Thorpe, Simon Armitage, William Boyd, Evie Wyld, Jackie Kay and Ali Smith. Signed at their contribution by  Fiona Stafford, Tobias Jones, Zaffar Kunial and Simon Armitage. £28.00

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Dennis-Benn, Nicole: Here Comes the Sun. Oneworld 2017. A look at troubled and unsavoury Jamaican rural life. £12.99

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***Docx, Edward: Let Go My Hand. Picador. A black comedy of a road trip across Europe. Signed and dated by the author. £25.00

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Dunmore, Helen: Birdcage Walk. Hutchinson 2017. Sadly the last novel from a versatile author. £18.99

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***Enriquez, Martina: Things we Lost in the Fire. Portobello 2017. The Argentinian author's first book to appear in English. Paperback original. £12.99 (Signed copies £20.00).

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Farley, Paul & Symmons Roberts, Michael: The Deaths of the Poets. Jonathan Cape 2017. Two British poets undertake pilgrimages to the death places of other poets. £16.99

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***Fergusson, Maggie (edits): Treasure Palaces - Great Writers visit Great Museums. Profile 2016. Authors such as Ali Smith, Alan Hollinghurst and Julian Barnes write about their favourite  museums. Signed by Tim Winton. £12.99

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Foenkinos, David: Charlotte: Canongate 2017. A French best seller about a Jewish artist  who has to flee Berlin in the 1930's. £12.99

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***Freeman, John: Freeman's Home. Grove Press 2017. The literary magazine's third edition. Contributors include Xiaolu Guo,  Marie Darrieussecq, Ross Raisin,  Herta Muller and Aleksandar.  Signed at his contribution by Viet Thanh Nguyen. £12.00

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Fuller, Claire: Swimming Lessons. Viking 2017. A second novel from the winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize. £14.99

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Furukawa, Hideo: Slow Boat. Pushkin 2017. Paperback. A collection of linked Japanese stories  £7.99

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Gekoski, Rick: Darke. Canongate 2017. An ageing academic looks back bleakly on his life, finding little hope for the future. £16.99 (signed copies £22.00)

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***Goodman, Allegra: The Chalk Artist. Atlantic 2017. The coming together of an artist and a teacher. £14.99

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***Greenhalgh, Shaun: A Forger's Tale. Allen & Unwin 2017. The autobiography of a notorious art forger. £16.99

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Grudova, Camilla: The Doll's Alphabet. Fitzcarraldo 2017. First British publication of the Canadian author's short stories. £10.99

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Guo, Xiaolu: Once Upon A Time in the East: A Story of Growing up . Chatto & Windus. 2017. A memoir from a formidable writing talent. £16.99

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Gyasi, Yaa: Homegoing. Viking 2017. An American epic following 2 slave sisters and their descendants over seven generations. £12.99

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Hadley, Tessa: Bad Dreams and Other Stories. Jonathan Cape. 2017. A new collection of short stories from an author who deserves a wider audience. £14.99

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Hamer, Kate: The Doll Funeral. Faber 2017. A second novel, this one featuring an unsettled child and her new friends. Signed by the author.  £12.99

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Helle, Heinz: Euphoria. Serpents Tail 2017. A group of men returning from a weekend in a remote part of the Alps realise they are the only humans left alive. £11.99

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Henderson, Emma: The Valentine House. Sceptre 2017. The author's second novel (following Grace Williams Says it Loud) is set in the Alps in 1914. £16.99

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Hollis, Matthew. Stones. Incline Press 2016.  A craft made book, printed on a parallel impression platen press using Zerkall paper and hand made covers and then folded, collated and sewn by hand. Exquisitely fine pamphlet. £18.00

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***Jacobson, Howard: Pussy. Jonathan Cape 2017. Paperback. A Trump parody written in 6 weeks. Signed by the author. Paperback original. £25.00

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***Jenni, Alexis: The French Art of War. Atlantic 2017. The Goncourt Prize winning novel, set at the start of the Gulf War but looking back at earlier conflicts. Paperback original. Signed and dated by the author. £20.00
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***Jones, Cynan: Cove. Granta 2016. A shipwrecked kayaker tries to find his way home. Paperback original. Signed by the author. £10.00

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***Jufresa, Laia: Umami. Oneworld 2017. Ana decides to plant a vegetable garden in her Mexico City courtyard. Paperback original. Signed and dated by the author. £12.00

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***Kalfar, Jaroslav: Spaceman of Bohemia. Sceptre 2017. A well-received first novel. Signed and dated by the author to the title page.£20.00

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Keenan, David: This is Memorial Device. Faber 2017. A debut novel , effectively a lover letter to the author's home area (Lanarkshire) and the 1970's/80's music remembered there. £14.99

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Kennard, Luke: The Transition. Fourth Estate 2017. The first novel from an accomplished poet. Signed by the author. £20.00

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Kent, Hannah: The Good People. Picador 2017. Signed by the author to the title page. Untrimmed foredge. £22.00

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Kingsnorth, Paul. Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist. Faber 2017. A non fiction work to "celebrate" the arrival of the Anthropocene era. £14.99

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Konar, Affinity: Mischling. Atlantic 2017. The tale of female identical twins who arrive at Auschwitz in 1944. £12.99

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Korelitz, Jean Hanff: The Devil and Webster. Faber 2017. An American campus novel. Paperback. £12.99

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Krasznahorkai, Laszlo: The Last Wolf. Tuskar Rock 2017. Two novellas - The Last Wolf and Herman. £12.99


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Kureishi, Hanif: The Nothing. Faber 2017. An elderly film maker suspects his young wife of having an affair. Signed by the author. £14.99

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Laird, Nick & Paterson, Don: The Zoo of the New. Particular Books 2017. An anthology of  poems. Contributors include W.H. Auden, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Burns, Robert Frost, Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley, Sharon Olds and Derek Walcott. £25.00

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Lasdun, James: The Fall Guy. Jonathan Cape 2017. A family reunion leads to fractured relationships. £12.99

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***Lee, Min Jin: Pachinko. Apollo 2017. A novel of Koreans in Japan. Signed by the author. £25.00

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Lethem, Jonathan: The Blot. Jonathan Cape 2017. Gambler Bruno Alexander is on a losing streak. £18.99

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Louis, Eduard: The End of Eddy. Harvill Secker 2017. An account of a troubled childhood. Signed and dated by the author to the title page. £18.00

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Mabanckou, Alain: Black Moses. Serpents Tail 2017.  A novel set in 1970 in the Peoples Republic of Congo.  £14.99

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Mackinnon, Lachlan: Doves. Faber 2017. A new full collection of poems, his first for 7 years .  £14.99

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Magariel, Daniel: One of the Boys. Granta 2017. A first  novel describing a difficult relationship between father and son.  £12.99

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McAfee, Annaleena: Hame. Harvill Secker 2017. Mhairi McPhail leaves New York to remote Scotland to write a biography of a late poet. £16.99

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***McCarthy, Tom: Typewriters Bombs Jellyfish. New York Review of Books. 2017. A collection of essays. Paperback original. £10.99

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***McFarlane, Fiona: The High Places. Sceptre 2017. Winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize. Signed by the author. £24.00

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***McInerney, Lisa: The Blood Miracles. John Murray 2017. A sequel to the Bailey Prize winning novel. Signed by the author. £14.99

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Menmuir, Wyl: Rounds. Nightjar Press 2016. One of a signed limited edition of 200 pamphlets. £3.00

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***Moore, Marianne: New Collected Poems. Faber 2017. An updated collection from one of the great poets of the 20th century. £30.00

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Moshfegh, Ottessa: Homesick For Another World. Jonathan Cape. 2017. A short story collection from the MAN Booker shortlisted author. £16.99

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Muldoon, Paul: Selected Poems 1968-2014. Faber 2016. Selected Poems 1968 - 2014. Signed by the author to the title page. £14.99

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Murphy, Tim: Christadora. Picador 2017. Signed by the author to the title page. A Manhattan family saga covering 4 decades. £20.00

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***Nagra, Daljit: British Museum. Faber 2017.  A series of poems looking at contemporary British society. £14.99

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*** Nguyen, Viet Thanh: The Refugees. Corsair 2017. A new novel from the Pulitzer winner. Signed by the author to the title page. £24.00

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***Nors, Dorthe: Mirror, Shoulder, Signal. Pushkin 2017.  A view of modern life as seen through the eyes as seen through the eyes of a learner driver. Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize.  Paperback. Signed by the author. £20.00

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***O'Hagan, Andrew: The Secret Life - Three True Stories. Faber 2017. Three non-fiction essays. £14.99

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Onuzo, Chibundu: Welcome to Lagos. Faber 2017. A satire on contemporary Nigerian society. £12.99

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O'Riordan, Adam: A Herring Famine. Chatto & Windus.  2017. A second collection of poems. £14.99

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Pachico, Julianne: The Lucky Ones. Faber 2017. A collection of stories from an Anglo American author. Signed by the author. Paperback. £12.99

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***Pullman, Philip: The Adventures of John Blake - Mysteries of the Ghost Ship. David Fickling 2017. A graphic novel with illustrations by Fred Fordham. £10.00 (special price - normally retails at £14.99)

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Raisin, Ross: A Natural. Jonathan Cape 2017. A dejected teenager finds he is no longer wanted by his Premier League club. £14.99

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Rankine, Claudia: Don't Let Me Be Lonely : An American Lyric. Penguin 2017. First British edition. £9.99

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***Riley, Gwendoline: First Love. Granta 2017.  A marriage between differently aged partners becomes a battleground. £12.99. Signed copies due in.

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***Riviere, Sam: Safe Mode. Test Centre 2017. A first novel from an established poet. Due to be published later this month. £20 (exposed spine), £50 (limited edition hardback)

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***Rooney, Sally. Conversations with Friends. Faber 2017. Four characters talk a lot, but not necessarily to each other. Signed by the author.  £20.00

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***Roy, Arundhati: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. Hamish Hamilton 2017. The Booker Prize winning author's second novel. £15.00

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Royle, Nina: Black White and Red. Andrew Lanyon 2015. One of 100 copies of a book from one of the UK's most exciting young artists. Six poems drawing on the young artist's study project visits to India and Japan as well as her native Cornwall. Illustrated by the artist's own artwork. Signed by the author to the title page and signed and numbered by the publisher  to the colophon. Paperback original. £10.00

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***Sanin, Carolina: The Children. Maclehose Press 2017. Signed by the author to the title page.£20.00

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Schilperoord, Inge: Tench. Pushkin Press 2017. Fine paperback original. A first novel that won several prizes in Belgium and the Netherlands. £12.99

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***Self, Will: Phone. Viking 2017. Why does everyone call Jonathan De'Ath The Butcher? Do they know his secret? Signed and dated by the author. £25.00

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***Schweblin, Samanta: Fever Dream. Oneworld 2017. A first novel from a Berlin based Argentinian author. Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize. Signed and dated by the author. £18.00

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***Shafak, Elif: Three Daughters of Eve. Viking 2017. A handbag snatch in Istanbul leads Peri to remember student days in Oxford. Signed by the author. £25.00.

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Shanbhag, Vivek: Ghochar, Ghachar, Faber 2017. The Indian author's first novel to be published in English. £10.00 (Signed copies should be available shortly at a price to be confirmed).

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Sheard, James: The Abandoned Settlements. Jonathan Cape 2017. A new collection of poems. £10.00

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***Sheers, Owen: Mametz. Faber 2017. The script of the author's play about the soldiers of the 38th (Welsh) Division at the Battle of Mametz Wood in 1916 . Signed  by the author. Paperback original. £16.00

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Silver, Marisa: Little Nothing. Oneworld 2017. A novel pitched as a combination of Franz Kafka and Angela Carter. £12.99

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Simsion, Graeme: The Best of Adam Sharp. Penguin Michael Joseph 2017. The author's third novel. £12.99

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Smith, Ali: Autumn. Hamish Hamilton 2016. The first in a series of novels themed on the seasons. £16.99.

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Smith, Zadie: Swing Time. Hamish Hamilton 2016. Signed by the author on a tipped in page. A new novel set in London and West Africa. £18.99

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***Strout, Elizabeth: My Name is Lucy Barton. Viking 2016. Longlisted for the 2016 MAN Booker Prize. Fine in boards as published. Signed by the author. £20.00 (

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***Strout, Elizabeth: Anything is Possible. Viking 2017. . A collection of stories linked to the author's last novel - My Name is Lucy Barton. Signed and dated by the author. £20.00

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***Sudjic, Olivia: Sympathy. One 2017. A well received first novel set in New York. Signed and dated by the author. £16.00

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***Thien, Madeleine: Certainty. Granta 2017. First UK appearance of the Canadian's early novel. Paperback. Signed by the author. £12.00

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Thomas, Scarlett: Dragon's Den. Canongate 2017. Signed by the author to the title page. The first volume in the Worldquake fantasy sequence. Features a "glow in the dark" dustjacket.

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***Toibin, Colm: House of Names. Viking 2017. A story of love, war, loss, suicide, brutality and revenge set in ancient Greece.  Signed and dated by the author. £20.00

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***Tokarczuk, Olga: Flights. Fitzcarraldo Press 2017. A story of twenty-first travel. Paperback original. Signed and dated by the author. £16.00

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***Tutti, Cosy Fanni: Art Sex Music. Faber 2017. Paperback. An autobiography of a provocative artist. Signed by the author. £20.00

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***Van Reet, Brian: Spoils. Jonathan Cape 2017. A novel written by an American soldier who served in  Iraq who draws on his experience to depict the capture of a female American soldier. £14.99

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Walters, Kate: Iona Notebooks. Guillemot Press 2017. One of 200 copies of a collection of poems illustrated by the author. Paperback. £12.00

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Whitaker, Kayla Rae: The Animators. Scribe 2017. A first novel from a Kentucky author. £14.99

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Williams, Diane: Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine. C B Editions 2016.  A debut collection of short stories. Signed by the author to the title page. Paperback original. £12.00

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Williams, Eley: Attrib. and Other Stories. Influx Press 2017. A collection of short stories focusing on communication (or lack of it). Signed by the author to the title page. Paperback original  £16.00

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***Williams, Joy: Ninety-Nine Stories of God. Tuskar Rock 2017. A collection of micro-stories. £10.00.

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***Winterson, Jeanette: Christmas Days. Jonathan Cape 2026. Twelve stories for Christmas. Signed by the author. £20.00

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***Winton, Tim: The Boy Behind the Curtain - Notes from an Australian Life. Picador 2017. Signed and dated by the author to the title page. £22.00

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Woodson, Jacqueline: Another Brooklyn. Oneworld 2017. First UK edition of a novel harking back to 1970's Brooklyn. 10.99

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Yoon, Prabda: The Sad Part Was. Tilted Axis Press 2017. A collection of short stories  set in Bangkok. Signed by the author to the title page. Paperback original. £15.00


Part Two - Soon to Appear Books.


The following list is a round up of the main titles to be published in the UK in the next few months. Orders for these titles are now being taken. The books will be first printings, signed (when available) and sold at cover price where possible. However, I often have to buy in books at full price from reputable sources including literary festivals I attend, so please bear in mind that the prices below are for guidance and subject to confirmation. Additionally, the cover price and publication date may be changed by the publisher before publication. There may be a delay in obtaining signed copies of some titles, and in some cases copies may not be forthcoming.

June 2017

Ferris, Jonathan: The Dinner Party and Other Stories. Viking. A collection drawing on the ways of modern life £14.99

Kawakami, Mieko: Ms. Ice Sandwich. Pushkin. Postponed from March. A novella translated from the Japanese about a boy obsessed with  sandwich seller. £7.99

Lacey, Catherine. The Answers. Granta. A young woman signs up to be a "Girlfriend Experiment".  £12.99

Longley, Michael: Angel Hill. Jonathan Cape. An 11th collection of poems drawing inspiration from remote corners of Ireland and Scotland. £10.00

Malmquist, Tom: In Every Moment we are Still Alive. Sceptre. An autobiographical novel from a Swedish poet. £14.99

McGrath, Paula: A History of Running Away. John Murray. What to do when a girl wants to box in a country where it is illegal. £16.99

Seiffert, Rachel: A Boy in Winter. Virago. A novel set in Ukraine during the Second World War. £14.99

Thorpe, Adam: Missing Fay. Jonathan Cape. A disparate group of characters come together to look for a missing teenager. £14.99

July 2017

Alexievich, Svetlana: The Unwomanly Face of War . Penguin. First UK edition.  £16.99

Barker, Nicola: H(a)ppy. Heinemann. The talented author's latest novel - the publishers have high hopes. £16.99

Dawkins, Curtis: The Graybar Hotel. Canongate. A first collection of short stories from an author serving a life sentence in Michigan. £14.99

Day, Elizabeth: The Party. Fourth Estate. A 40th birthday party gives the opportunity for two people from different backgrounds to look back. £12.99

Haig, Matt: How to Stop Time. Canongate. What is  it like to be 400 years old? Ask Tom Hazard. £12.99

Hall, Sarah: Madame Zero. Faber. A new collection of short stories covering aspects of human existence. £12.99

John, Rebecca F: The Haunting of Henry Twist. Serpent's Tail. A first novel from a respected short story writer. £14.99

Joyce, Rachel: The Music Shop. Doubleday. Frank's life changes when Ilse Brauchmann walks into his shop. £16.99

Mackintosh, Anneliese: So Happy It Hurts. Jonathan Cape. The author's second collection of stories. £12.99

Marcus, Carmen: How Saints Die. Harvill Secker. A first novel from a performance poet.£14.99

Mitchell, David (translates) Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight - A young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism by Naoki Higashida. Sceptre. £14.99 (Signed copies should be available shortly at a price to be confirmed).

Mukherjee, Neel: A State of Freedom. Chatto & Windus. What it means to strive for a better life. £16.99

Strøksnes , Morten: Shark Drunk: The Art of Catching a Large Shark from a Tiny Rubber Dinghy in a Big Ocean. Jonathan Cape. The title says it all. £12.99

Wilson, Christopher. The Zoo. Faber. Is there is more to Yuri Zipit than meets the eye? £12.99


August 2017

Alexis, Andre: The Hidden Keys. Serpent's Tail. Greed brings together a junkie and criminal.£12.99

Ammaniti, Niccolo: Anna. Canongate. A story of two children fending for themselves. £12.99

Atogun, Odafe: Wake Me When I'm Gone. Canongate. A second novel from the Nigerian writer. £14.99

Barba, Andres: Such Small Hands. Portobello. A horror novella from a respected Spanish novelist. £10.00

Beauman, Ned: Madness is Better than Defeat. Sceptre. Two rival expeditions set out to discover a lost Mayan temple. £16.99

Chaudhuri, Amit: Friend of my Youth. Faber. An assessment of the 2008 Bombay terrorist attack. £12.99

Christofi, Alex: Let it Be True. Serpent's Tail. A love affair between troubled partners is sparked in post-war Paris. £14.99

Hamilton, Omar Robert. The City Always Wins. Faber. A novel about the 2011 Egyptian revolution. £14.99

Kelman, James: That was a Shiver and Other Stories. Canongate. A new collection of short stories. £14.99

Knausgaard, Karl Ove: Autumn. Harvill Secker. The first in a quartet of books highlighting the delights of the natural world. £16.99

Krauss, Nicole: Forest Dark. Bloomsbury. A mysterious novel set in Brooklyn and Israel.  £16.99

MacLaverty, Bernard: Midwinter Breaks. Jonathan Cape. A married couple travel to Amsterdam to examine their relationship. £14.99

Mercier, Pascal: Lea. Atlantic.  An overheard snatch of Bach changes Lea's life. £12.99

Meruane, Lina: Seeing Red. Atlantic. An autobiographical account of a Chilean academic  who suddenly goes substantially blind. £12.99

Pessoa, Fernando: The Book of Disquiet. Serpent's Tail. The complete edition,  the late Portuguese author's work available in translation for the first time. £25.00

Richards, Jess: City of Circles. Sceptre. A circus-set magical realist romantic story.  £16.99

Sedgwick, Helena: The Growing Season. Harvill Secker. The author's second novel. £12.99

Sharma, Akhil: Faber. A collection of short stories featuring various human relationships. £14.99

Smy, Pam: Thornhill. David Fickling. A novel in two strands - one in words and one in pictures. £14.99

Stamm, Peter: To the Back of Beyond. Granta. Thomas returns from holiday, then leaves his house and keeps on walking.  £12.99

Symmons Roberts, Michael: Mancunia. Jonathan Cape. A collection of poems inspired by the writer's home city. £10.00

September 2017

***El Akkad, Omar: American War. Picador. A novel set in the 2nd American Civil War (2074).  £14.99

***Batalha, Martha: The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao. Oneworld. A novel set in 1940's Rio. £12.99

Doyle, Roddy: Smile. Jonathan Cape. An Irishman has uncomfortable memories of his schooldays. £18.99

Dunn, Douglas: The Noise of a Fly. Faber. A first full collection of poems for many years. £14.99

Erpenbeck, Jenny: Go, Went, Gone. Portobello. A novel concerning contemporary refugee issues in Berlin. £12.99

***Harris, Robert: Munich. Hutchinson. A novel set during the infamous 1938 Munich conference. £20.00

***Irani, Anosh: The Parcel. Scribe. The arrival of a "parcel" causes Madhu to question the morals of trade.  £12.99

Le Carre, John: A Legacy of Spies. Viking. A new George Smiley novel. £18.99

Locke, Attica: Bluebird, Bluebird - a Highway 59 Novel. Serpent's Tail. The first in a projected series of novels set in rural Texas. £14.99

***Lynch, Paul: Grace. Oneworld. Grace's mother feels that her daughter would be safer if dressed as a boy. £12.99

***McGrath, Patrick: The Wardrobe Mistress. Hutchinson. An uncomfortable truth is discovered in post-war England. £14.99

Pamuk, Orhan: The Red-Haired Woman. Faber. A new novel from the Nobel Prize winner. £16.99

Rausing, Sigrid: Mayhem. Hamish Hamilton. The publisher's account of the death of her billionaire brother £16.99

Rushdie, Salman: The Golden House. Jonathan Cape.  A biography of the Obama years.  £18.99

Shamsie, Kamila: Home Fire. Bloomsbury. A retelling of Antigone set in contemporary London. £16.99

Sharma, Akhil: A Life of Adventure and Delight. Faber. A collection of short stories from the Folio Prize winner. £20.00

Sinclair, Iain: The Last London. Oneworld. The author's last planned biography of his home city, this time concentrating on Brexit. Price to be confirmed.

Tomalin, Claire: My Own Story - A Biographer's life.  Viking. A biographer's autobiography. £16.99

October 2017

Amis, Martin: The Rub of Time - Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump. Essays and Reportage, 1986-2016. Jonathan Cape. A collection of essays from the distinguished man of letters. £25.00

Banville, John: Mrs Osmond. Viking. A sequel to Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady. £14.99

Harkaway, Nick. Gnomon. Heinemann.  A new novel from a genre defying author. Price to be confirmed.

Harris, Jane: Sugar Money. Faber. Two brothers are commissioned to  reclaim slaves stolen from Martinique to Granada £14.99

Hollinghurst, Alan: The Sparsholt Affair. Picador. A first novel for 5 years. Price to be confirmed.

Michaels, Anne: All we Saw. Bloomsbury. The author's fifth collection of poems. £16.99

Pullman, Philip. The Book of Dust. Part One of a  new trilogy at a price to be confirmed.

St. Aubyn, Edward: Dunbar. Hogarth Shakespeare. In the latest in the series, the author provides his take on King Lear. £16.99

Spurling, Hilary: Anthony Powell - A Life. Hamish Hamilton. A biography  of the celebrated author. £25.00


November 2017

Amis, Martin: The Rub of Time. Jonathan Cape. A collection of essays from the distinguished man of letters. £25.00

Boyd, William: The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth. Viking. A new collection of short stories. £16.99

Carrington, Dora (Chisholm, Anne): Carrington's Letters. Chatto & Windus. A biography through letters of a great artist who took her own life aged 38. £30.00

Edugyan, Esi: Washington Black. Serpent's Tail. A young slave boy finds himself appointed personal servant to an eccentric sugar plantation owner. £14.99

Gadney, R.J: Albert Einstein Speaking. Canongate. A story of the scientist told against the backdrop of a friendship with a young girl and European history. £17.99

Harsent, David: Salt. Faber. A collection of shorter poems. £14.99

Kang, Han: The White Book. Portobello. A book about bereavement and the colour white. £9.99

Kempowski, Walter: Homeland. Granta. Published posthumously. Shortly before the collapse of the Berlin Wall, a West Germany is sent on a work project to an area in the East where he was born to refugees. £14.99

Knausgaard, Karl Ove: Winter. Harvill Secker. The second in a quartet of books highlighting the delights of the natural world. £16.99

Marias, Javier: Between Eternities. Penguin.  A collection of essays and non fiction peices. £16.99

Molina, Antonio Munoz: Like a Fading Shadow. Serpent's Tail.  A novel featuring James Earl Ray while he was on the run following the assassination of Martin Luther King. £16.99

Smith, Ali: Winter. Hamish Hamilton. The author's second volume in the proposed season quartet. £16.99

Wenders, Wim: The Pixels of Paul Cezanne. Faber. In a series of essays, the film director casts his eye over choreographers, artists and film directors. £14.99


***Entries with asterisks indicate that these titles are being shown for the first time or for the first time in Part One or have been modified.

Part Three - Recent acquisitions of older titles. Note, non-core genre titles may not be found on the website, but are available on ABE at the time of writing.

Amis, Martin: Time's Arrow: London; Jonathan Cape; 1991. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author to the half title page. Fine in near fine variant dustjacket - seemingly a proof dustjacket which may have been used for advance review copies of the finished book. £120.00

Angelou, Maya: Wouldn't Take Nothing for my Journey Now. New York; Random House; 1993. Proof copy. Letter from publisher laid in. Fine in patterned wrappers. Paperback. £8.00

Atkinson, Kate: Behind the Scenes at the Museum. London; Doubleday; 1995. Proof copy of author's first award winning book. Signed on the title page and inscribed to Patricia. Fine in pictorial wrappers. Paperback. £120.00

Brunner, John: The Long Result. London; Faber; 1965. First edition, first printing. Near fine with the author's own ex-libris label to the front pastedown in navy blue cloth in near fine dustjacket.£15.00

Hambling, Maggi: Towards Laughter. Sunderland; NCCA/Lund Humphries; 1993. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author to the half title page. Fine large format paperback. £45.00

(Hodgkin, Howard) Waddington Galleries: Howard Hodgkin. London; Waddington Galleries; 1988. First edition, first printing. Signed card from Howard Hodgkin (inscribed to Brian) laid in. Fine paperback exhibition catalogue with card dustjacket which is slightly browned to the perimeters. £100.00

Kent, Alexander. Command a King's Ship. London; Hutchinson; 1973. First edition, first printing. Near fine with some foxing to the edges in near fine dustjacket. £15.00

McDowell, Colin: Manolo Blahnik. New York; Harper Collins; 2000. First edition, first printing. Fine in near fine dustjacket, slightly torn and worn to the top of the rear panel. £40.00

McInerney, Jay: Story of My Life. New York; Atlantic Monthly Press; 1988. First edition, first printing. Signed and inscribed by the author to the title page. Fine in fine dustjacket. £16.00

Oates, Joyce Carol: The Tattooed Girl. New York; Ecco; 2004. Proof copy. Signed by the author to the title page. Fine in pictorial wrappers. Paperback. £6.00

 Varnedoe, Kirk: Jackson Pollock. New York; Museum of Modern Art; 1999. First edition, first printing. Fine (slight price sticker scar) paperback original with integral card dustjacket. £70.00




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