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Joined August 2016

London's favourite bookshop since 1903, now with shops in Bristol and Birmingham
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The Crooked Sixpence | Jennifer Bell
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Imagine a world where everything you‘ve ever known has a different meaning and purpose, a world full of magical suitcases, mysterious hidden gateways, objects that can talk, ghosts and other deceiving creatures. This world exists and it's right under our feet, beneath the streets we walk on and it's waiting for you. Follow Ivy and her brother Seb on a wonderful adventure where they must uncover a dark family secret to save their parents' lives.

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'Weird and wonderful, brimming with a delightful strangeness, cats, a well, and a man being skinned alive..Only Murakami could tie this all together to create a magical story that you will not want to escape from.' Matt, Birmingham

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Driven | Toby Vintcent
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'This is a brilliant G-Force inducing thriller that races through the murky world of espionage and the exciting world of Formula One. You won't need a pit stop to enjoy this ride because it will engage you in a battle of wits on and off the race track.' Christian, Charing Cross Road

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'Dear Reader,
It's been a long time since I wanted to start reading a book for a second time the minute I finished it for the first. It's been even longer since I longed to be able to "unread" a book so I could have the experience of reading it for the first time again. Of course I can't do that. What I can do is urge you to read it and have that experience for me. That way I can live vicariously through you.Thank you in advance!
Janette'

BooksForYears Ali is one of my absolute, of-all-time favorite authors 💕 Happy birthday to her🎉 3y
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"With his symbolic helmet numbered 451 on his stolid head, and his eyes all orange flame with the thought of what came next, he flicked the igniter and the house jumped up in a gorging fire that burned the evening sky red and yellow and black. He strode in a swarm of fireflies. He wanted above all, like the old joke, to shove a marshmallow on a stick in the furnace, while the flapping pigeon-winged books died on the porch and lawn of the house."

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Sphinx | Anne Garreta
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'This book is a rare and beautiful thing. It is a genderless love story. Like other Oulipan novels (eg George Perec's La Disparition, written entirely without the letter 'e'), the story embraces and transcends its linguistic constraints. No, the genders of its lovers are not mentioned. This is a love story in its purest possible form: stripped of stereotypes and profoundly refreshing.' Marion, Charing Cross Road

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'What does it mean to be from a place? And what if that place isn't Paris or New York but a small city in Wiltshire? A love letter to the author's home town and an exploration of lives lived without fanfare, often remotely and yet no less compelling for it.' Ed, Charing Cross Road

kdwinchester Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚 3y
peggyriley Welcome! 3y
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