Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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  • 1.

    Encounter by Moo-Sook Hahn

    (Paperback 352 pages)

    This historical novel, the recipient of the 1986 Grand Prix of the Republic of Korea Literature Award, concerns the experiences of Tasan, a high-ranking official and foremost neo-Confucian scholar, at the beginning of the Read more...

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  • 2.

    Look Twice by John Fuller

    (Paperback 256 pages)

    Five people find themselves sharing a carriage on a train journey leaving Gomsza - a duchy which was once part of Russia - as it descends into Civil War. All the characters are fleeing for different and complex reasons and Read more...

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  • 3.

    Catapult by Vladimar Parel

    (Paperback 226 pages)

    10.31 (RRP 12.14)
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  • 4.

    Arms and the Girl by Stevie Davies

    (Paperback 228 pages)

    8.02 (RRP 9.44)
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  • 5.

    'City of Joy by Lapierre, Dominique'City of Joy by Dominique Lapierre

    (Paperback 544 pages)

    This novel has been filmed starring Patrick Swayze and Pauline Collins and is directed by Roland Joffe. Read more...

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  • 6.

    Lieutenant Kije by Yuri Tynianov

    (Paperback 160 pages)

    6.83 (RRP 8.03)
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  • 7.

    The Longest Journey by E. M. Forster

    (Hardback 304 pages)

    E. M. Forster is one of the great twentieth century authors. Read more...

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  • 8.

    Steelwork by Gilbert Sorrentino

    (Paperback 177 pages)

    9.17 (RRP 10.79)
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  • 9.

    Swimmy by Leo Lionni

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    6.87 (RRP 8.09)
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    Conversations With Sheryl Sutton by Janos Pilinszky

    (Hardback 112 pages)

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  • 12.

    'The Collector of Treasures by Head, Bessie'The Collector of Treasures by Bessie Head

    (Paperback 128 pages)

    A collection of short stories based on life in a Botswanan village, including the story of a woman who murders the husband who deserted her years before. Read more...

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  • 13.

    'In the Fog of the Season's End by Guma, Alex La'In the Fog of the Season's End by Alex La Guma

    (Paperback 192 pages)

    The story of Beukes - lonely, hunted, determined - who works for an illegal freedom organization, and of Elias Tekwane, captured by the South African police and tortured to death in their cells. Read more...

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  • 14.

    Smouldering Charcoal by Tiyambe Zeleza

    (Paperback 192 pages)

    Chronicles the lives of two families in post-colonial Africa, the first - poor, working-class and ill-educated - is compared to the young politically aware college student and her journalist fiance. The Read more...

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  • 15.

    'God Bless You, Mr.Rosewater by Vonnegut, Kurt'God Bless You, Mr.Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut

    (Paperback 192 pages)

    Eliot Rosewater is tortured by a fabulous inheritance he feels he does not deserve, so he devotes himself to drink, and to a life serving the dull, the ugly, the irrelevant and the useless. Read more...

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  • 16.

    'Jailbird by Vonnegut, Kurt'Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut

    (Paperback 288 pages)

    Pay attention please to the life of Walter F Starbuck. 1913, gave him the gift of life. 1970, gave him a job in the Nixon White House. 1975, sent him to prison for his part in the 'Watergate' scandal. Now he is coming out of Read more...

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  • 17.

    'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Smith, Betty'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

    (Paperback 496 pages)

    Francie Nolan is a Brooklyn girl with a Brooklyn name and a Brooklyn accent. Her family are brave, devoted immigrants, struggling to survive and rise above the squalor, poverty and violence that surround their Read more...

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  • 18.

    A View by the Sea by Yasuoka Shotaro

    (Paperback 196 pages)

    The stories selected for this collection include the author's novella "A View by the Sea", which was awarded both the Mombusho and Noma literary prizes. Five other short stories represent the best of Yasuoka's Read more...

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  • 19.

    Lady Baltimore by Caroline Gordon

    (Paperback 431 pages)

    The classic novel of post-Civil War Charleston life, a portrayal of the process of healing the wounds of war through reconciliation between Northerners and Southerners on a personal, not political, level. Southern Read more...

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  • 20.

    'Alley Urchin by Cox, Josephine'Alley Urchin by Josephine Cox

    (Paperback 352 pages)

    A powerful story of a woman determined to overcome the brutality of life as a convict to return to the man she loves Read more...

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  • 21.

    'Outcast by Cox, Josephine'Outcast by Josephine Cox

    (Paperback 352 pages)

    An extraordinarily powerful story of passionate love in danger of ending in tragedy Read more...

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  • 22.

    'Vagabonds by Cox, Josephine'Vagabonds by Josephine Cox

    (Paperback 384 pages)

    Beauty and spirit are Molly's inheritance from her mother, in this outstanding and gripping novel Read more...

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  • 23.

    'Llaves Del Tiempo, Las by Cazes Camarero, Pedro'Llaves Del Tiempo, Las by Pedro Cazes Camarero

    (Paperback 128 pages)

    7.57 (RRP 8.91)
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  • 24.

    'Heartbeat by Steel, Danielle'Heartbeat by Danielle Steel

    (Paperback 432 pages)

    The story of two people whose friendship deepens into love as they meet the obstacles that life presents and face the future together with humour, humanity and courage. Bill Thigpen, divorced and happily living alone in Read more...

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  • 25.

    'Big Apple by Booth, Pat'Big Apple by Pat Booth

    (Paperback 296 pages)

    The glittering novel of money, power and sizzling sex Read more...

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  • 26.

    'The Van by Doyle, Roddy'The Van by Roddy Doyle

    (Paperback 320 pages)

    Jimmy Rabbitte is unemployed and rapidly running out of money. His best friend Bimbo has been made redundant at the company where he has worked for many years. The two old friends are out of luck and out of options. That is, until Read more...

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  • 27.

    'Thirst by Amidon, Stephen'Thirst by Stephen Amidon

    (Hardback 224 pages)

    As a child, Daniel had been abandoned by his father. Now, 13 years later, his father suddenly wants to come back into his life. The reunion doesn't go as planned however, and Daniel finds himself travelling to Arizona, where Read more...

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  • 28.

    The Gentleman From San Francisco by I.a. Bunin

    (Paperback 224 pages)

    Presents stories which are set in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Russia. Read more...

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  • 29.

    Bullet Park by John Cheever

    (Paperback 256 pages)

    Eliot Nailles loves his wife and son to distraction; Paul Hammer is a bastard named after a common household tool. Neighbours in Bullet Park, the two become fatefully linked by the mysterious binding power of their names in Read more...

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  • 30.

    The Human Factor by Graham Greene

    (Hardback 342 pages)

    A leak is traced to a small sub-section of SIS, sparking off the inevitable security checks, tensions and suspicions. The sort of atmosphere where mistakes could be made? For Maurice Castle it is the end of the line Read more...

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  • 31.

    Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov

    (Hardback 318 pages)

    A novel constructed around the last great poem of a fictional American poet, John Shade, and an account of his death. The poem appears in full and the narrative develops through the lengthy, and increasingly eccentric, Read more...

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  • 32.

    'The Sound and the Fury by Faulkner, William'The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

    (Hardback 278 pages)

    This narrative chronicles the decline of the American South through the experiences of Benjy Compson, who struggles to articulate his vision of life. William Faulkner is the author of "As I Lay Dying" and Read more...

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  • 33.

    'The Novel by Michener, James a.'The Novel by James a. Michener

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  • 34.

    The Healer by Aron Appelfeld

    (Paperback 232 pages)

    6.83 (RRP 8.03)
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  • 35.

    The Middle Kingdom by Andrea Barrett

    (Paperback 288 pages)

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  • 36.

    Time to Kill by Ennio Flaiano

    (Paperback 283 pages)

    9.13 (RRP 10.73)
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  • 37.

    The Conjure-Man Dies by Rudolph Fisher

    (Paperback 320 pages)

    16.63 (RRP 19.58)
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  • 38.

    The Hour of the Star

    (Paperback )

    A novel about a young female anti-heroine living in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Read more...

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  • 39.

    Durango by John B. Keane

    (Paperback 300 pages)

    This humorous adventure story is about life in rural Ireland during World War II. Read more...

    13.20 (RRP 15.52)
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  • 40.

    'The Voyage Out by Woolf, Virginia'The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf

    (Paperback 432 pages)

    A party of English people board the Euphrosyne bound for South America. Among them is Rachel Vinrace, young, innocent and wholly ignorant of the world of politics and society. She is a free spirit, half-caught, Read more...

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