Books for Independent Thinkers


It may be the relative youngster on the literary scene, but the novel is the king of reads. Here’s our selection of fictive treats from the UK and across the world.

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  1. Queer and Loathing on the Yellow Brick Road
    Dorothy isn’t the happiest of girls. Kansas is pretty damn boring, her aunt and uncle are hicks, and it seems she doesn’t much belong. But when her shed gets picked up by a cyclone and dropped in Oz, things begin to get interesting. Learn More »
  2. Shark

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    Ex-soldier and violent deadbeat John Usher returns to his boyhood home of Leeds to find things have changed. His community has been unravelled by gang culture, ethnic tensions and hopelessness. Learn More »
  3. In the Mirror, a Monster
    In the Mirror, a Monster is a masterpiece of modern storytelling. Marten Weber's style is vivid, with a keen ear for regional voices, and at times has the magical ability to render, with clear compassion, the human frailty behind individual actions and words. Learn More »
  4. Fisher of Devils
    This story makes the dangerous crossing from symbols of ink to the reader's heart in a way indicative of a classic. Learn More »
  5. Commentary
    Born in 1900, Marcelle Sauvageot was connected to the Surrealists by friendship, love, and artistic practice, but has been excluded from the dominant narrative about that movement until a reissue of her single book, Commentaire (initially retitled Laissez-Moi), was published in Paris in 2002, prompting a revival of interest in her work and inspiring a successful one-woman show in Paris. Learn More »
  6. Sugar Hall

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    A chilling ghost story by a strong contemporary British female author. Learn More »
  7. Blood Sisters

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    Historical fiction set during the French Revolution. Learn More »
  8. Kosmonaut Zero
    A new space-race novel by “Manchester’s greatest science fiction writer” (Anthony H Wilson). Learn More »
  9. The Open Door

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    The Open Door follows Saturday Night and Sunday Morning as the final volume in the Seaton series.

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  10. Winston and Me

    Winston and Me tells the story of poor Edinburgh teenager Jamie Melville and his relationship first as batman and later as assistant to Winston Churchill, from the mud of Flanders to the House of Commons during the First World War.

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