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The Upright Piano Player

Written by David Abbott


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74332-9 (0-307-74332-2)

Henry Cage seems to have it all: a successful career, money, a beautiful home, and a reputation for being a just and principled man. But public virtues can conceal private failings, and as Henry faces retirement, his well-ordered life begins to unravel. His ex-wife is ill, his relationship with his son... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein
A Novel
Written by Peter Ackroyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47377-6 (0-307-47377-5)

From the incomparable Peter Ackroyd: a brilliant re-imagination of the classic tale that has enthralled readers for nearly two centuries.

Victor Frankenstein, a researcher, and the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley form an unlikely friendship as first-years at Oxford. Shelley challenges the conventionally religious Frankenstein to consider his atheistic notions of creation and... Read more >
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The Clerkenwell Tales

Written by Peter Ackroyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7595-9 (1-4000-7595-5)

From the foremost contemporary chronicler of London’s history, a suspenseful novel that ingeniously draws on Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales to recreate the city’s 14th century religious and political intrigues.

London, 1399. Sister Clarice, a nun born below Clerkenwell convent, is predicting the death of King Richard II and the demise of... Read more >
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The Fall of Troy

Written by Peter Ackroyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38649-6 (0-307-38649-X)

In The Fall of Troy, acclaimed novelist and historian Peter Ackroyd creates a fascinating narrative that follows an archaeologist's obsession with finding the ruins of Troy, depicting the blurred line between truth and deception.

Obermann, an acclaimed German scholar, fervently believes that his discovery of the ancient ruins of Troy will prove... Read more >
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The Lambs of London

Written by Peter Ackroyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 10, 2007
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7958-2 (1-4000-7958-6)

From the author of Chatterton and Shakespeare: A Biography comes a gripping novel set in London that re-imagines an infamous 19th-century Shakespeare forgery.

Charles and Mary Lamb, who will in time achieve lasting fame as the authors of Tales from Shakespeare for Children, are still living at home, caring for their... Read more >
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The Plato Papers
A Novel
Written by Peter Ackroyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 20, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49769-5 (0-385-49769-5)

From the imagination of one of the most brilliant writers of our time and bestselling author of The Life of Thomas More, a novel that playfully imagines how the "modern" era might appear to a thinker seventeen centuries hence.

At the turn of the 38th century, London's greatest orator, Plato, is known... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Three Brothers
A Novel
Written by Peter Ackroyd


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53861-9 (0-385-53861-8)

Rapier-sharp, witty, intriguing, and mysterious: a new novel from Peter Ackroyd set in the London of the 1960s.

Three Brothers follows the fortunes of Harry, Daniel, and Sam Hanway, a trio of brothers born on a postwar council estate in Camden Town. Marked from the start by curious coincidence, each boy is... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 25th Anniversary Edition
A Novel
Written by Douglas Adams


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: August 3, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5292-9 (1-4000-5292-0)

How shall we begin?

This is the story of a book called The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy—not an Earth book, never published on Earth and, until the terrible catastrophe occurred, never seen or even heard of by any Earthman. Nevertheless, a wholly remarkable book.

or

This is the story of The Hitchhiker’s Guide... Read more >

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The Sister

Written by Poppy Adams


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 7, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38831-5 (0-307-38831-X)

Born into a long line of distinguished lepidopterists, scientists who study moths and butterflies, Ginny and Vivien grew up in a sprawling Victorian home. Forty-seven years later, Ginny lives there alone, tending to her moths and obsessions amid the ghosts of her past.

But when her sister Vivien returns to the crumbling... Read more >
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Tales from Watership Down

Written by Richard Adams


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95019-2 (0-307-95019-0)

Tales From Watership Down is the enchanting sequel to Richard Adams’s bestselling Watership Down, the enduring classic of contemporary literature that introduced millions of readers to a vivid and distinctive world. Here, he returns to the delightful characters we know and love—including Fiver, Hazel, Bigwig, Dandelion, and the legendary rabbit hero... Read more >
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Only in London

Written by Hanan al-Shaykh


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72121-9 (0-385-72121-8)

Four strangers meet on a turbulent flight from Dubai to London: Amira, a canny Moroccan prostitute; Lamis, a 30-year old Iraqi divorcee; Nicholas, an English expert on Islamic art; and Samir, a Lebanese man who is delivering a monkey on a mission he doesn’t fully understand. Once safely on British soil... Read more >
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The Alteration

Written by Kingsley Amis
Introduction by William Gibson


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-617-7 (1-59017-617-0)

Winner - John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science-Fiction Novel, 1976

In Kingsley Amis’s virtuoso foray into alternate history, it is 1976 but the modern world is a medieval relic, frozen in intellectual and spiritual time ever since Martin Luther was promoted to pope back in the sixteenth century. Stephen the... Read more >
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The Green Man

Written by Kingsley Amis
Introduction by Michael Dirda


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-616-0 (1-59017-616-2)

Maurice Allington has reached middle age and is haunted by death. As he says, “I honestly can’t see why everybody who isn’t a child, everybody who’s theoretically old enough to have understood what death means doesn’t spend all his time thinking about it. It’s a pretty arresting thought.” He also happens... Read more >
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Lucky Jim

Written by Kingsley Amis
Introduction by Keith Gessen


Format: Trade Paperback, 296 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-575-0 (1-59017-575-1)

Regarded by many as the finest, and funniest, comic novel of the twentieth century, Lucky Jim remains as trenchant, withering, and eloquently misanthropic as when it first scandalized readers in 1954. This is the story of Jim Dixon, a hapless lecturer in medieval history at a provincial university who knows better... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Old Devils

Written by Kingsley Amis
Introduction by John Banville


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-576-7 (1-59017-576-X)

Winner of the 1986 Booker Prize

Age has done everything except mellow the characters in Kingsley Amis’s The Old Devils, which turns its humane and ironic gaze on a group of Welsh married couples who have been spending their golden years–when “all of a sudden the evening starts starting after breakfast”–nattering, complaining... Read more >
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Dead Babies

Written by Martin Amis


Format: Trade Paperback, 220 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 3, 1991
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73449-9 (0-679-73449-X)

"Sparkling might not be the first adjective that springs to mind to describe a novel packed with the concentrated disgust which Dead Babies contains. Nevertheless, Martin Amis's version of the bleak and wrecked future that awaits a sex-and-drug-addicted society is so fizzing with style, so busy with verbal inventiveness, that the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Einstein's Monsters

Written by Martin Amis


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 17, 1990
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72996-9 (0-679-72996-8)

Einstein's Monsters projects a harrowing vision of an imminent, though not inevitable, future for humankind. These powerfully imagined stories depict  the world before and after a nuclear holocaust. Together with the provocative introductory essay, "Thinkability," these stories are an impassioned protest against nuclear warfare and a compelling reaffirmation of the value of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Experience
A Memoir
Written by Martin Amis


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2001
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72683-5 (0-375-72683-7)

Martin Amis is one of the most gifted and innovative writers of our time. With Experience, he discloses a private life every bit as unique and fascinating as his bestselling novels.

The son of the great comic novelist Kingsley Amis, Martin Amis explores his relationship with this father and writes about... Read more >
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Heavy Water
and Other Stories
Written by Martin Amis


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 2000
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70115-3 (0-375-70115-X)

Nine dazzling stories from the critically acclaimed and best-selling author of Night Train, London Fields, and Money, Heavy Water and Other Stories is a literal landscape of Martin Amis's unique and alluring fiction.
        
Once you enter Amis's disorienting and hilarious world, you'll never be the same. Every poem will remind you of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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House of Meetings

Written by Martin Amis


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9601-5 (1-4000-9601-4)

An extraordinary, harrowing, endlessly surprising novel from a literary master.

In 1946, two brothers and a Jewish girl fall into alignment in pogrom-poised Moscow. The fraternal conflict then marinates in Norlag, a slave-labor camp above the Arctic Circle, where a tryst in the coveted House of Meetings will haunt all three... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Information

Written by Martin Amis


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 19, 1996
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73573-1 (0-679-73573-9)

Fame, envy, lust, violence, intrigues literary and criminal--they're all here in The Information. How does one writer hurt another writer? This is the question novelist Richard Tull mills over, for his friend Gwyn Barry has become a darling of book buyers, award committees, and TV interviewers, even as Tull himself sinks... Read more >
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Lionel Asbo
State of England
Written by Martin Amis


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94808-3 (0-307-94808-0)

Des Pepperdine is a boy out of place. He lives on the thirty-third floor of a London housing project; while his peers pick fights, Des retreats to the public library. What’s more, Des’s uncle and guardian, Lionel Asbo, is one of the most notorious petty criminals in the city. Yet Lionel... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.


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November 4, 2014
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London Fields

Written by Martin Amis
Introduction by John Sutherland


Format: Hardcover, 552 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71252-4 (0-375-71252-6)

Martin Amis’s acclaimed novel—now in a twenty-fifth-anniversary hardcover edition—is a blackly comic murder mystery about a murder that has not yet happened.

First published in 1989, LONDON FIELDS is set ten years into a dark future, against a backdrop of environmental and social decay and the looming threat of global cataclysm. As... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Night Train

Written by Martin Amis


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 26, 1999
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70114-6 (0-375-70114-1)

Detective Mike Hoolihan has seen it all. A fifteen-year veteran of the force, she's gone from walking a beat, to robbery, to homicide. But one case--this case--has gotten under her skin.

When Jennifer Rockwell, darling of the community and daughter of a respected career cop--now top brass--takes her own life, no one... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Other People

Written by Martin Amis


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 8, 1994
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73589-2 (0-679-73589-5)

In this eerie and sometimes disorienting dark comedy, Amis gives us a mystery that is as ambitious as it is intriguing, an investigation of a young woman's violent extinction that also traces her construction of a new and oddly innocent self. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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