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Ecat 159 March 2017

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LIMITED EDITIONS


Please note that I cannot be sure how many copies of limited editions I will be allocated. Sometimes my order is scaled back at the last minute, so the earlier you order, the more likely you are to get a copy!

Ian Fleming - Casino Royale

Offered at a huge discount (the original price was £750) is the Bentley Special Edition of Casino Royale published to tie in with the film in 2013. The books are sealed, so I am relying on the publisher's description.
The book is contained in a clamshell case covered with beluga coloured leather sourced from the Italian tannery that supplies leather for Bentley's interiors. The case contains a secret compartment housing a pack of cards - suitable for a game of baccarat as featured in the film.
The book is hand bound in the same leather using double stitching has silver foil page edges and boasts a metal spine designed to resemble the tread on a Bentley steel running board. A limitation marque bears a facsimile signature and is designed to resemble the unique plate of a Bentley engine.
The book is illustrated by Damian Gascoigne.
The cost is £260.00 (special postage prices may apply as the packed weight is about 6 kilos).

Michael Longley - Angel Hill

Jonathan Cape are considering a leather bound edition of 100 signed and numbered copies of Angel Hill. Set in rural retreats in County Mayo and the Scottish Highlands, the poems concern family, World War 1 and recent Irish History. Provisional price £150.00

Galley Beggar Black Covers

One of my favourite publishers, Galley Beggar, will from henceforth publish a relatively small number of signed "black cover" paperback editions of their titles as well as the normal trade paperbacks. They are aiming for an average of 4 titles a year assuming authors can deliver on time. Feeding Time by Adam Biles ((see below) is the first of these titles. Please let me know if you would like these titles on a regular basis.

Alice Oswald – Falling Awake

Now in stock, a limited edition of 100 signed copies. Shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize. Not your normal special edition, this is bound in special cloth and issued as a hardback. It's look raised a few eyebrows, but has generally been given the thumbs up for its design. The book is housed in a perspex slipcase £125.00

Colm Toibin - House of Names.

Little information as yet, but I believe a small number of limited leather editions will be published. Please contact me if you would be interested in one.


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.

Abramovic, Marina: Walk Through Walls. Penguin Fig Tree 2016. The autobiography of possibly the greatest living performance artist. £20.00

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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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Atwood, Margaret: Hag-Seed. Hogarth Shakespeare 2016. The fourth novel in the series re-interprets The Tempest. Signed by the author. £16.99

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Auster, Paul:  4 3 2 1. Faber. Mid 20th Century American life as seen through the experiences of Archibald Isaac Ferguson. Signed copies due in. £18.99

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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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Boyne, John: The Heart's Invisible Furies. Doubleday 2017. Signed by the author to the title page. The history of post-war Ireland as seen through the eyes of an adopted son. £16.99

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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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Carson, Anne: Float. Jonathan Cape. A new collection from an internationally renowned poet. £16.99

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

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***Dunmore, Helen: Birdcage Walk. Hutchinson 2017. Sadly this is likely to be the lst novel from a versatile author. £18.99

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Erades, Guillermo: Back to Moscow. Scribner 2016. Signed by the author. A first novel  where the narrator is sidetracked by vodka, women and nightclubs while in Moscow trying to write his thesis  on Russian literary heroines. £14.99

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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. £12.99

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Fiennes, Ranulph: Colder. Simon & Schuster 2016. The Polar explorer's illustrated autobiography. £25.00

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***Flint, Emma: Little Deaths. Picador 2017. Signed by the author. Longlisted for the Bailey's Prize. £20.00

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

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

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Gappah, Petina: Rotten Row. Faber 2016. A second collection of short stories from an accomplished author. £12.99. 

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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. £12.99

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Harris, Robert: Conclave. Hutchinson 2016. A novel set behind the closed doors of a papal election. Signed by the author. £20.00

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Harrison, Melissa: Rain - Four Walks in English Weather. Faber 2016. A well received book in the natural fiction genre Signed by the author. £24.00

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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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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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Hassen Khemiri, Jonas: Everything I Don't Remember. Scribner 2016. 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. £9.99

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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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Kidd, Jess: Himself. Canongate 2016. Why will no one tell Mahoney what happened to his mother? £12.99

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

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

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Lively, Penelope: The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories. Penguin 2016.  A new collection. £14.99

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MacInnes, Martin: Infinite Ground. Atlantic 2016. A disappearance in Latin America takes a sinister turn. £12.99

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MacAfee, 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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McInerney, Jay: Bright, Precious Days. Bloomsbury 2016. Signed by the author to the title page. £32.00

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Menmuir, Wyl: The Many. Salt 2016.  True first, with no mention of the MAN Booker prize on the front cover. Longlisted for the 2016 MAN Booker Prize. Signed and dated by the author. Fine paperback original. £32.00

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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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Minamore, Bridget: Titanic. Out-spoken Press 2016. The first appearance in print of a new young poet. Signed by the author. Pamphlet. £12.00

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Mort, Helen: No Map Could Show Them. Chatto & Windus 2016. A second collection from a poet-of-the-moment. Signed by the author to the title page. £12.00

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Mossfegh, 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: Rising to the Rising. Gallery 2016. The author's poetical and theatrical responses to the Irish Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme. £16.00

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***Murad, Mahvesh & Shurin, Jared (edit): The Djinn Falls in Love. Solaris 2017. A collection of Djinn related short stories. Contributors include Neil Gaiman, Kirsty Logan and Kamila Shamsie. Price to be confirmed.

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Murakami, Haruki: Absolutely on Music. Harvill Secker 2016 . A musical conversation between the author and the conductor Seiji Ozawa. £20.00

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Neuman, Andres: How to Travel Without Seeing. Restless Books 2016. Signed by the author on the half title page. Paperback original. £20.00

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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.  £10.99

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Noyes, Anna: Goodnight, Beautiful Women. Atlantic 2016. A collection of linked short stories. £10.99

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O'Nan, Stewart: City of Secrets. Allen & Unwin 2016. A peek at the Resistance in post war Jerusalem. £12.99

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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. £12.99

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Perry, Grayson: The Descent of Man. Allen Lane 2016. Signed by the author to the title page. The artist's take on masculinity. £24.00

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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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Reeves, Virginia: Work Like Any Other. Scribner 2016. Longlisted for the 2016 MAN Booker Prize. Fine in fine dustjacket. £20.00

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Riley, Gwendoline: First Love. Granta 2017.  A marriage between differently aged partners becomes a battleground. £12.99. A few signed copies available at the same price

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Roy, Arundhati and Cusack, John: Things that Can & Cannot be Said. Penguin 2016. The text of an interview held between the authors and Edward Snowden. Paperback original. £6.00

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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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Schweblin, Samanta: Fever Dream. Oneworld 2017. A first novel from a Berlin based Argentinian author. £12.99

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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. £14.99

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

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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. £20.00

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Tyler, Anne: Vinegar Girl. Hogarth 2016. Anne Tyler takes on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Signed by the author. £16.99

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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.

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Winterson, Jeanette: Christmas Days. Jonathan Cape 2026. Twelve stories for Christmas. £14.99

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


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.



March 2017

Furukawa, Hideo: Slow Boat. Pushkin. A novella written in homage to Haruki Murakami. £7.99

Herrndorf, Wolfgang: Sand. Pushkin. Published posthumously, a German novel set in the Sahara desert in 1972. £12.99

Jenni, Alexis: The French Art of War. Atlantic. The Goncourt Prize winning novel, set at the start of the Gulf War but looking back at earlier conflicts. £17.99

Kadare, Ismail: The Traitor's Niche. Harvill Secker. Albania is craving independence in this novel set during the days of the Ottoman Empire. £16.99

Krasikov, Sana: The Patriots. Granta. An eagerly anticipated first novel from a young American writer who was brought up in Georgia. £12.99



April 2017

Al-Ramli, Muhsin: The President's Gardens. Maclehose Press. A novel set in Iraq during the Gulf War. £12.99

Brookes, Xan: The Clocks in This House Tell Different Times. Salt.  A dark contemporary fairy tale. £8.99

Docx, Edward: Let Go My Hand. Picador. A black comedy of a road trip across Europe. £16.99

Dymott, Elanor: Silver & Salt. Jonathan Cape. A family reunion in Greece for 2 sisters after 15 years of separation. £14.99

Enriquez, Mariana: Things we Lost in the Fire. Portobello. The genre of Argentine Gothic is born with these stories. £12.99

Fredericks, L R: The Book of Luce. Hodder & Stoughton. An investigation into the disappearance and possible death of a rock star. The publisher suggests the book will appeal to readers of David Mitchell and Nick Harkaway and fans of David Bowie. £20.99

Freeman, John: Freeman's Home. Grove Press. The literary magazine's third edition. Contributors include Xiaolu Guo,  with other big names to be announced. £10.99

Galera, Daniel: The Shape of Bones. One morning a man finds himself drawn towards the neighbourhood where he grew up. £12.99

Goodman, Allegra: The Chalk Artist. Atlantic. A novel where gaming takes over lives and townships. £12.99

Greig, Andrew & Heron, Mike: You Know What You Could Be. Riverrun. A biography of the 1960's and more specifically the Incredible String Band - Mike Heron being a founder member and Andrew Greig a fan who followed the band. £20.00

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

Korelitz, Jean Hanff: The Devil and Webster. Faber. College president Naomi Roth gets involved in a student protest. £12.99

Kunzru, Hari: White Tears. Hamish Hamilton. Two New York music fans from different backgrounds are obsessed with a long lost classic blues song. £16.99

Lynch, David: Life & Work. Canongate. Little information, but seemingly an autobiography of the important film maker. £20.00

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

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

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

Martinez, Gabi: In the Land of Giants. Scribe. A Spanish journalist seta off to the Hindu Kush in search of information about the mysterious Jordi Magraner. £16.99

McGregor, Jon: Reservoir 13. 4th Estate. The author's fourth novel, this one exploring human violence. 14.99

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

Mills, Magnus: The Forensic Records Society. Bloomsbury. Another typically quirky novel. £16.99

Morrissey, Donna: The Fortunate Brother. Canongate. A murder takes its toll on a close knit rural Newfoundland community. £14.99

Newell, Brittany: Oola. Borough Press. A first novel about a young couple who house-sit their way across the USA.  £7.99

Phillips, Helen: The Beautiful Bureaucrat. Pushkin. A very well reviewed novel described as  Kafka-esque dystopian. £10.99

Schilperoord, Inge: Breathe. Pushkin.  a first novel from a practising criminal psychologist looking at the rehabilitation of a paedophile. £12.99

Shanbhag, Vivek: Ghochar, Ghachar, Faber. The Indian author's first novel to be published in English. £12.99

Tharoor, Kanishk: Swimmer Among the Stars. Picador. A first collection of short stories from an Indian writer. £12.99

Thien, Madeleine: Certainty. Granta. First UK appearance of the Canadian's early novel £8.99

May 2017

Alyan, Hala: Salt Houses. Hutchinson. Set in 1963, the book predicts and then describes the Six Day War. £12.99

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

Chaboute: The Park Bench. Faber. A look at life as seen through the eyes and mind of a park bench. £14.99

Chevalier, Tracey: New Boy. Hogarth Shakespeare. The latest re-interpretation in the series of contemporary authors looking at Shakespeare's plays, this time Othello. £16.99

Goldstone, Eli: Strange Beating Heart. Granta.  A widower travels to Latvia following the death of his wife. £12.99

Gurnah, Abdulrazak: Gravel Heart. Bloomsbury. The author draws on his own experience in this novel about immigration. £16.99

Hunter, Megan: The End We Start From. Picador. An acclaimed first novel set in a deluged London following an environmental catastrophe.  £9.99

Kandasamy, Meena: When I hit You. Atlantic. A young student rebels against her expected role as a perfect wife. £12.99

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

Murakami, Haruki: Men Without Women. Harvill Secker. No details yet - watch this space. £16.99

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

Strout, Elizabeth: Anything is Possible. Viking. A collection of stories linked to the author's last novel - My Name is Lucy Barton. £12.99

Toibin, Colm: House of Names. Viking. A story of love, war, loss, suicide, brutality and revenge set in ancient Greece. £18.99

Van Reet, Brian: Spoils. Jonathan Cape. 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. £12.99

Vuong, Ocean: Night Sky with Exit Wounds. Jonathan Cape. A well received first collection of poems from an American-Vietnamese writer. £10.00

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

June 2017

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

Batuman, Elif: The Idiot. Jonathan Cape. A debut novel featuring a Turkish-American student.  £16.99

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

Moshfegh, Ottessa: McGlue. Jonathan Cape. The author's first novel published for the first time in the UK. £12.99

Rohan, Ethel: The Weight of Him. Atlantic. Billy tries lose weight and to find the cause of his son's suicide £12.99

Rooney, Sally. Conversations with Friends. Faber. Four characters talk a lot, but not necessarily to each other. £14.99

Roy, Arundhati: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. Hamish Hamilton. The Booker Prize winning author's second novel. £18.99

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

Self, Will: Phone. Viking. Why does everyone call Jonathan De'Ath The Butcher? Do they know his secret? £18.99

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

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

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

***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

***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


August 2017

***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 novellist. £10.00

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

***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

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

***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

Doyle, Roddy: Smile. Jonathan Cape. An Irishman has uncomfortable memories of his schooldays. £14.99

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

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

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.

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

***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. Price to be confirmed.

***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

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


***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.

Abse, Dannie: Way Out in the Centre. Hutchinson 1981. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author to the title page. Fine paperback. £8.00

Friedman, Martin: Hockney Paints the Stage. Thames and Hudson 1983. First edition, first printing. Near fine with an ownership inscription to the half title page in near fine dustjacket. £45.00

Jiehong, Jiang (introduces): The Revolution Continues - New Art from China. Jonathan Cape 2008. First edition, first printing. A survey of contemporary Chinese Art published in conjunction with the Saatchi Gallery. Fine in fine dustjacket. £35.00

Lowry, L.S. (Levy, Mervyn  - introduces): The Paintings of  L.S. Lowry - Oils and Watercolours Jupiter 1975. First edition, first printing. Near fine with an inscription to the half title page in near fine, slightly spine faded dustjacket. £60.00

McLean, Ruari (edits): Edward Bawden - War Artist and his Letters Home 1940 - 1945.  Scolar Press 1989. First edition, first printing. Fine in orange boards with gilt illustration to the front board in near fine but spine faded dustjacket. £20.00

Ray, Man: Photographs by Man Ray - 105 Works, 1920-1034 Dover 1979. First edition, first printing thus. A re-issue of the 1934 book published by James Thrall Soby.  Fine paperback. £12.00

Rose, Barbara: Claes Oldenburg. Museum of Modern Art 1970. First edition, first printing. Near fine oblong format paperback original. £40.00



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