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The Dark Blue Winter Overcoat: and other stories from the North

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by Sjon
This exquisite anthology collects together the very best fiction from across the Nordic region. Travelling from cosmopolitan Stockholm to the remote Faroe Islands, and from Denmark to Greenland, this unique and compelling volume displays the thrilling diversity of writing from these northern nations.
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The Evenings

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by Reve, Gerard
'I work in an office. I take cards out of a file. Once I have taken them out, I put them back in again. That is it. 'Twenty-three-year-old Frits - office worker, daydreamer, teller of inappropriate jokes - finds life absurd and inexplicable. He lives with his parents, who drive him mad. He has terrible, disturbing dreams of death and destruction. Sometimes he talks to a toy rabbit. This is the story of t...
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The Fishermen

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by Obioma, Chigozie
In a small town in western Nigeria, four young brothers - the youngest is nine, the oldest fifteen - use their strict father's absence from home to go fishing at a forbidden local river. They encounter a dangerous local madman who predicts that the oldest brother will be killed by another. This prophesy breaks their strong bond and unleashes a tragic chain of events of almost mythic proportions. Passionate...
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A Sense of Direction: Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful

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by Gideon Lewis-Kraus
A young secular writer's journey along ancient religious pilgrimage routes in Spain, Japan and Ukraine leads to a surprise family reconciliation in this literary memoir Gideon Lewis-Kraus arrived in free-spirited Berlin from San Francisco as a young writer in search of a place to enjoy life to the fullest, and to forget the pain his father, a gay rabbi, had caused his family when he came out in middle age a...
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The Lure of the North

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by including Edward Stanford Junior
"If you give anything to a Norwegian (old meat tins are always thankfully received), he will give your hand a silent grip more expressive than many words"
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Dog

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by Mulligan, Andy
A new book from the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction PrizeWhen Tom meets Spider, he thinks he has found a friend for life. But their friendship doesn't run smoothly; Spider can't help being a naughty puppy, while Tom has to deal with his parents' separation, the pressure of a new school and a bully's unwanted attention.But when Tom and Spider become separated, they learn that they are far braver an...
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Burning Secret

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by Zweig, Stefan (Author)
The Baron, bored on holiday, begins a flirtation with a beautiful woman via her twelve-year-old son. He befriends the child and charms him, all the while attempting to seduce the mother - but he cannot begin to imagine the effect he is having on the boy's life...
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Confusion

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by Zweig, Stefan (Author)
Roland, a young student at a new university, meets an inspirational teacher who sweeps him into his world of literature and learning. When the boy moves into the same building as the teacher and his wife, he becomes ever closer to this remarkable man, though he also senses his mentor pulling away from him - sometimes even seeming to hate him. But the truth about these feelings is something that will shape b...
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Amok

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by Zweig, Stefan (Author)
On a sweltering ocean-liner travelling from India to Europe a passenger tells his story: the tale of a doctor in the Dutch East Indies torn between his duty and the pull of his emotions; a tale of power and desire, pride and shame and a headlong flight into folly.
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The Master Key

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by Togawa, Masako
The K Apartments for Ladies in Tokyo conceals a sinister past behind each door; a woman who has buried a child; a scavenger mad by ill-health; a wife mysteriously guarding her late husband's manuscripts; a talented violinist tortured by her own guilt. The master key, which opens the door to all 150 rooms, links their tangled stories. But now it has been stolen, and dirty tricks are afoot.
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Ms Ice Sandwich

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by Kawakami, Mieko
A quixotic and funny tale about first love - from the Akutagawa Prize-winning author Ms Ice Sandwich seems to lack social graces, but our young narrator is totally smitten with her. He is in awe of her aloofness, her skill at slipping sandwiches into bags, and, most electric of all, her ice-blue eyelids. Everyday he is drawn to the supermarket just to watch her in action. But life has a way of interferin...
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Secret Passages in a Hillside Town

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by Jaaskelainen, Pasi Ilmari (Author)
An atmospheric love story with a twist by the author of The Rabbit Back Literature Society In a small hillside town, Olli Suominen - publisher and discontented husband - is constantly losing umbrellas. He has also joined a film club. And Greta, an old flame, has added him on Facebook. As his life becomes more and more entangled with Greta's and his wife and son are dragged into the aftermath of this t...
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A World Gone Mad: The Diaries of Astrid Lindgren, 1939-45

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by Lindgren, Astrid
'A breathtaking read' - Die Welt One of the twentieth century's greatest children's writers - and the creator of Pippi Longstocking -reveals her very personal take on the Second World War Before she became internationally known for her children's books, Astrid Lindgren was an aspiring author living in Stockholm with her family at the outbreak of the Second World War. These diaries, until recently stored in ...
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Detective Nosegoode and the Kidnappers

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by Orlon, Marian
Detective Nosegoode wants to enjoy his well deserved retirement, but it seems the villains of Lower Limewood are determined not to let him rest: Ambrosius Nosegoode's best friend, his talking dog Cody has been kidnapped! Will he be returned safe and sound? Never fear, Detective Nosegoode is already on their trail.
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The Poet's Dog

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by MacLachlan, Patricia
From the Newbery Medal-winning author, a poignant story about two children, a poet and a dog, and how they help one another survive loss and recapture loveTeddy is a gifted dog. Raised in a cabin by a poet named Sylvan, he grew up listening to sonnets read aloud and the comforting clicking of a keyboard. Although Teddy understands words, Sylvan always told him there are only two kinds of people in the world...
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My Cat Yugoslavia

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by Statovci, Pajtim
'A strange, haunting, and utterly original exploration of displacement and desire and a world apart from anything you are likely to read this year' Tea Obreht, New York Times Book Review
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In the Restaurant: Society in Four Courses

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by Ribbat, Christoph
'A playful story, most entertaining, and wonderfully documented' Ferran Adria 'An entertaining smorgasbord of tasty stories that build into a deeper picture of the places where we eat, from fast food joints and cafes to the temples of gastronomy.' Hattie Ellis What does eating out tell us about who we are? The restaurant is where we go to celebrate, to experience pleasure, to show off - or, sometimes...
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Genius and Discovery: Five Historical Miniatures

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by Zweig, Stefan
Millions of people in a nation are necessary for a single genius to arise, millions of tedious hours must pass before a truly historic shooting star of humanity appears in the sky. Five vivid dramatizations of some of the most pivotal episodes in human history, from the Discovery of the Pacific to the composition of the Marseillaise, bringing the past to life in brilliant technicolor. Contents: Forewo...
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The Letter for the King

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by Dragt, Tonke
When sixteen-year-old Tiuri answers a desperate call for help, he finds himself on a perilous mission that could cost him his life. He must deliver a secret letter to the King who lives across the Great Mountains - a letter upon which the future of the entire realm depends. It means abandoning his home, breaking all the rules and leaving everything behind - even the knighthood that he has dreamed of for so ...
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The World of Yesterday

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by Zweig, Stefan
'The time provides the pictures, I merely speak the words to go with them, and it will not be so much my own story I tell as that of an entire generation - our unique generation, carrying a heavier burden of fate than almost any other in the course of history.' During his lifetime, Stefan Zweig's (1881-1942) works were immensely popular and widely translated. In the decades after his death, he was largely f...
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