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Ecat 163 September 2017

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Limited Editions

Please see the newsletter for details of a Limited Edition of the new John le Carre.

Guillemot Press Triptych

An exciting new venture from Cornish publisher Guillemot Press. A collection of 12 single poems by 12 poets. Limited edition of 52 sets. The poems are printed using a 1928 Thompson letterpress on thrice folded 100% cotton St Cuthbert's Mill Somerset paper. The poems are presented in a bespoke box. The poets are Peter Riley, Thomas A Clark, Rebecca Goss, Rowan Williams, Toby Martinez de las Rivas, Mona Arshi, Sarah Cave, Rupert Loydell, Isabell Galleymore, Robert Lax, Nathan Thompson and John F Deane. £45.00


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.

Alexievich, Svetlana: The Unwomanly Face of War. Penguin 2017. The Nobel prize winner's first book, originally published in a censored edition in Russia in 1985 and not translated into English (in a full, uncensored, edition) until 2017. Paperback original. £16.99

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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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***Aslam, Nadeem: The Golden Legend. Faber 2017. A novel set in Pakistan, taking a look at religious conflicts, from a startling young British writer. Signed by the author.  £18.00

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Auster, Paul: 4 3 2 1. Faber 2017. Back in stock! Signed by the author to the title page. Longlisted for the 2017 MAN Booker Prize. £32.00

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***Banville, John (as Black, Benjamin): Prague Nights. Viking. A murder in Prague, 1599. Cristian Stern, a young doctor, gets involved. Signed by the author to the title page. £20.00

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***Banville, John: Time Pieces - A Dublin Memoir (photographs by John Banville). Hachette Ireland 2016. An affectionate biography of the author's adopted home city. Signed by the author to the title page. £32.00

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***Barker, Nicola: H(a)ppy. Heinemann 2017 The talented author's latest novel which  features multi-coloured printing. Signed and dated by the author. £25.00

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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. Signed by the author. £20.00

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***Beauman, Ned: Madness is Better than Defeat. Sceptre 2017. Signed and dated prior to publication by the author. £22.00

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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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***Burnside, John: Ashland & Vine. Jonathan Cape 2017. A novel describing the strange coming together of different generation neighbours. Signed by the author.  £20.00 

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***Burnside, John: Still Life with Feeding Snake 2017. Jonathan Cape. Signed by the author. A new collection of poems. £12.00

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Burnside, John: Havergey: Little Toller 2017. Signed by the author to the title page. Fine in fine dustjacket. £18.00

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***Buti, Roland: Year of the Drought. Old Street Press 2017. First English translation of a book first published in Switzerland in 2015. Signed and dated by the author. Paperback original. £16.00

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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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***Chaudhuri, Amit: Friend of my Youth. Faber 2017. A combination of novel and autobiography. £12.99 (signed copies should be available soon at  price to be confirmed).

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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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***Christofi, Alex: Let it Be True. Serpent's Tail 2017. A love affair between troubled partners is sparked in post-war Paris. £14.99

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***Cole, Teju: Blind Spot. Faber 2017. Green boards as published. Signed and dated by the author. A collection of photographs accompanied by explanatory text. £32.00

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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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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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***Doyle, Roddy: Smile. Jonathan Cape 2017. An Irishman has uncomfortable memories of his schooldays. £18.99 (signed copies at a price to be confirmed should be available soon).

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***Eir, Oddny: Land of Love and Ruins. Restless Books. 2016. First English translation of a book first published in Icelandic in 2011.Shades of Max Sebald. Signed by the author. Paperback original.£20.00

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***Enriquez, Martina: Things we Lost in the Fire. Portobello 2017. The Argentinian author's first book to appear in English. Signed by the author. Paperback original. £14.00

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Ferris, Jonathan: The Dinner Party and Other Stories. Viking 2017. A collection drawing on the ways of modern life. £14.99

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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 their contributions by Ross Raisin, Viet Thanh Nguyen and Xiaolu Guo. £12.00

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**Fuller, Claire: Swimming Lessons. Viking 2017. A second novel from the winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize. Signed by the author. £18.00

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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. Signed by the author to the title page. £20.00

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***Glaister, Lesley:The Squeeze. Salt 2017. A novel about trafficked Romanians. Signed and dated by the author. £20.00

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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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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. Signed by the author to the title page. £20.00

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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. Signed by the author.  £16.99.

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***Haig, Matt: How to Stop Time. Canongate. 2017. What is  it like to be 400 years old? Ask Tom Hazard. Signed by the author. £16.00

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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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***Hamid, Mohsin: Exit West. Hamish Hamilton 2017. Signed by the author to a tipped in page. Fine in fine dustjacket bearing the publisher's "signed by the author" roundel. Longlisted for the MAN Booker Prize. £20.00

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***Hamilton, Omar Robert. The City Always Wins. Faber 2017. A novel about the 2011 Egyptian revolution. Signed by the author. £20.00

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***Harwicz, Ariana: Die, My Love. Charco Press 2017. First English translation of a book first published in France in 2012.  Signed by the author. Paperback original. £15.00

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***Hayes, Bill:  Insomniac City. Bloomsbury 2017. Signed by the author to the title page. A memoir about Oliver Sacks. £22.00

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***Helle, Heinz: Superabundance. Serpents Tail 2016. Signed by the author. The author's first novel. Fine paperback original. £15.00

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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.  Signed by the author. £16.00.

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***Hoeg, Peter: The Susan Effect. Harvill Secker 2017. A new novel from the author of Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow. Signed by the author to the title page. £22.00

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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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**Jamie, Kathleen, Paterson, Don & Laird, Nick: Other Ways to Leave the Room - Modern Poets Four. Penguin 2017. Signed by Nick Laird and Don Paterson. Small format paperback original. £12.00

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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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John, Rebecca F: The Haunting of Henry Twist. Serpent's Tail 2017. A first novel from a respected short story writer. £14.99

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Joyce, Rachel: The Music Shop. Doubleday. Frank's life changes when Ilse Brauchmann walks into his shop. Signed by the author to a tipped in page. £16.99

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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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***Kandasamy, Meena: When I Hit You: Or, a Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife. Atlantic 2017. Signed by the author.. £16.00

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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. Signed by the author. £18.00

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***Kelman, James: That was a Shiver and Other Stories. Canongate 2017. A new collection of short stories. Signed by the author. £20.00

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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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***Knausgaard, Karl Ove: Fatherhood. Vintage 2017. Signed by the author to the title page. Small format paperback. £10.00

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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. Signed by the author. Paperback. £16.00

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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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***Laird, Nick: Modern Gods. Fourth Estate 2017  Signed by the author to the title page.  £18.00.

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***Laird, Nick & Paterson, Don: The Zoo of the New. Particular Books 2017. An anthology of  poems. Signed by the editors. 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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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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***Lunde, Maja: The History of Bees. Scribner 2017. A first novel for adults from a Norwegian writer. A European best seller. £14.99

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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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***Mackintosh, Anneliese: So Happy It Hurts. Jonathan Cape 2017. The author's second collection of stories. Signed and dated by the author to the front endpaper. £16.00

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***MacLaverty, Bernard: Midwinter Breaks. Jonathan Cape 2017. A married couple travel to Amsterdam to examine their relationship. Signed by the author. £20.00

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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. Signed by the author. £18.00

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***McCormack, Mike: Solar Bones. Canongate 2017. First UK printing of a book first published in Ireland in 2016. Longlisted for the 2017 MAN Booker Prize. Published simultaneously in paperback and 500 copies in hardback. Paperback £8.99, signed hardback £25.00

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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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***McGrath, Patrick: The Wardrobe Mistress. Hutchinson 2017. An uncomfortable truth is discovered in post-war England. Signed by the author on an image on the page following the title page. £14.99

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McGregor, Jon: Reservoir 13. Fourth Estate 2017. Longlisted for the MAN Booker Prize. Signed by the author to the title page. Bears the publisher's "Signed by the Author" roundel. True first as supplied by the publisher and not the Waterstone's edition.  £36.00

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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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***Meruane, Lina: Seeing Red. Atlantic 2017. An autobiographical account of a Chilean academic  who suddenly goes substantially blind. Signed and dated by the author. £12.99

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***Mieville, China: October Verso 2017. Signed by the author to the title page. £25.00

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***Mitchell, David (translates) Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight - A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism by Naoki Higashida.  Signed and dated by David Mitchell to the title page. Sceptre 2017. £20.00

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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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***Mozley, Fiona: Elmet. JM Originals  2017. Paperback original. Longlisted for the MAN Booker Prize 2017. £12.00

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***Mukherjee, Neel: A State of Freedom. Chatto & Windus 2017. What it means to strive for a better life. Signed and dated by the author. £20.00

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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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***Mytting, Lars: The Sixteen Trees of the Somme. Maclehose 2017. A newly translated novel from an author who had an unexpected best seller with Norwegian Wood. Signed and dated by the author. £22.00

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

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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. Signed by the author. £16.00

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***O'Riordan, Adam: A Herring Famine. Chatto & Windus.  2017. Signed by the author. A second collection of poems. £12.00

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***O'Riordan, Adam: The Burning Ground. Bloomsbury 2017. A first novel from an established poet. Signed by the author. £24.00

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

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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.  Signed by the author. A dejected teenager finds he is no longer wanted by his Premier League club. £16.00 

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***Ramqvist, Karolina: The White City. Atlantic 2017. First English translation of a book first published in Sweden in 2015. Signed and dated by the author. Paperback original. £12.00

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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. Signed by the author. £12.99.

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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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***Rogers, Richard: A Place for All People - Life, Architecture and the Fair Society. Canongate 2017. The architect's autobiography.  Signed by the author on a publisher's bookplate affixed to the half title page. £30.00

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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. Longlisted for the 2017 MAN Booker Prize. £20.00

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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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***Rushdie, Salman: The Golden House. Jonathan Cape.  A biography of the Obama years.  £18.99 (signed copies at a price to be confirmed should be available soon).

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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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***Shamsie, Kamila: Home Fire. Bloomsbury. A retelling of Antigone set in contemporary London. Signed by the author. Longlisted for the MAN Booker Prize. £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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***Sharma, Akhil: A Life of  Adventure and Delight. Faber 2017. Paperback original. Signed by the author. £15.00

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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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***Smith, Ali: Autumn. Hamish Hamilton 2016. The first in a series of novels themed on the seasons.  Longlisted for the 2017 MAN Booker Prize. Signed by the author. £40.00

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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. Longlisted for the 2017 MAN Booker Prize. £40.00

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***Spiotta, Dana: Innocents and Others. Picador 2017. A much praised novel. Signed by the author. In boards with a cut-out to the front board as published. £20.00

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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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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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***Symmons Roberts, Michael: Mancunia. Jonathan Cape 2017. A collection of poems inspired by the writer's home city. Signed by the author. £15.00

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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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*** Steger, Ales: Absolution. Istros  2017. First English translation of a book first published in Slovenia in 2014. Signed and dated by the author. Paperback original. £15.00

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***Taneja, Preti: We That Are Young. Galley Beggar 2017. One of a limited edition of 500 black flapped copies. Paperback original. £15.00

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***Thorpe, Adam: Missing Fay. Jonathan Cape 2017. A disparate group of characters come together to look for a missing teenager. Signed by the author. £18.00

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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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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. Signed by the author. Paperback. £12.00

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***Whitehead, Colson: The Underground Railway. Fleet 2016. Tenth printing. Signed by the author. Longlisted for the 2017 MAN Booker Prize. £15.00

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

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***Wieringa, Tommy: A Beautiful Young Wife. Scribe 2016. Signed by the author to the title page. Near fine hardback, issued in pictorial boards. £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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Wilson, Christopher. The Zoo. Faber 2017. Is there is more to Yuri Zipit than meets the eye? £12.99

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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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***Woodson, Jacqueline: Another Brooklyn. Oneworld 2017. First UK edition of a novel harking back to 1970's Brooklyn. Signed by the author. £15.00

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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.


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

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

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

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.


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

Egan, Jennifer: Manhattan Beach. Corsair. A novel set  during the Great Depression and World War Two. £20.00

Eugenides, Jeffrey: Fresh Complaint. Fourth Estate. A highly praised collection of short stories. £16.99

Freeman, John: Freemans - The Future of New Writing. Grove Press. An anthology of 30 rising stars. £10.99

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 book for 5 years, this is only the author's sixth novel. £20.00

Hurley, Andrew Michael: Devil's Day. John Murray. The prize-winning author's second novel. £12.99

Lagioia, Nicoloa: Ferocity. Europa Editions. A prize-winning novel set in the corrupt politics of 1980's Italy. £12.99

Macrae Burnett, Graeme: The Accident on the A35. Contraband. A sequel to the author's first novel - The Diasppearance of Adele Bedeau.  £12.99

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

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

***Coe, Jonathan: The Broken Mirror. Unbound.  A fable being published in English for the first time. £9.99

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

***Flanagan, Richard: First Person. Chatto & Windus. The author's first novel since winning the MAN Booker Prize. £18.99

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

***Harkaway, Nick: Gnomon. Heinemann.  A new novel from a genre defying author set in the near future. £12.99

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. £10.00

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 pieces. £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

***Shriver, Lionel: The Standing Chandelier. Borough Press. For former lovers, now tennis partners, friction arrives when a new lover interest arrives. £8.99

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

***Weiner, Matthew: Heather, the Totality. Canongate. A first novel from the creator of the Mad Men TV series. £14.99

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.

Crace, Jim: Continent. London; William Heinemann; 1986. First edition, first printing. "You Can Afford to Make the Journey" sticker present, so second state jacket. Fine in near fine, spine faded dustjacket. £30.00

Graves, Robert: The More Deserving Cases. Marlborough; Marlborough College Press;1962. Number 151 from an edition of 750 (350 bound in buckram cloth and 400 bound in full leather). Near fine with some foxing to the endpapers. £75.99

Greig, Andrew: Men on Ice. Edinburgh; Canongate; 1977. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Fine paperback edition. £35.00

Heaney, Seamus (contributes):  The Honest Ulsterman. Belfast; The Honest Ulsterman; 1969. First edition, first printing. Issue No. 13, May 1969. Seamus Heaney contributes In An Airport Coach. Other contributors include Gavin Ewart, John McGahern and Paul Muldoon. Near fine pamphlet. £45.00

Riley, Bridget: Bridget Riley Paintings 1963-2015. Edinburgh; Ridinghouse/National Galleries of Scotland; 2016. Published to accompany the artist's exhibition. Still sealed, so assumed fine in boards as published. £25.00

Serota, Nicholas (introduces): Constantin Brancusi - The Essence of Things. London Tate 2004. A hardback exhibition catalogue. £25.00

Tsiolkas, Christos: The Slap. Melbourne; Allen & Unwin; 2008. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy. Signed by the author to the dedication page and inscribed to Eva, the late wife of Michel Faber. Near fine paperback original. £125.00

Vettriano, Jack (foreword by Rankin, Ian); Studio Life. London; Pavilion; 2008. First edition, first printing. Foreword by Ian Rankin. Signed by the artist and Ian Rankin on the front endpaper. Fine in fine dustjacket. £100.00



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