Winner of a signed copy of Simon Kernick's The Last 10 Seconds!

The winner of our fiercly competitive Simon Kernick competition is Mr P. Hurst! Actually he's the only one who got the question right. The answer of course is Tom Hickey. But you all knew that, really, right? (And the question was "What is the name of the lecturer in humanities at Brighton Polytechnic who was a major inspiration to Mr Kernick?")

So congratulations Phil, the book is in the post. 
Happy reading.

Competition; Win a signed copy of Simon Kernick's The Last 10 Seconds!

Simon Kernick - The Last 10 seconds

Win a signed copy of brit crime great Simon Kernick's latest race-against time bestseller The Last 10 Seconds!

All you have to do this time is send an email to info@bookshop.se with the answer to this question: 
What is the name of the lecturer in humanities at Brighton Polytechnic who was a major inspiration to Mr Kernick?

And, of course, you have to 'like' this post on Facebook!
Deadline for this competition is Sunday November 7. Good luck!

Winners of signed Rushdies!

The answers to the "Signed Salman Rushdie" competition were Lewis Shiner (remember, we should all be reading him....) and Ptosis. 

The lucky winners are Therese Granlund and Johan Anglemark! Congratulations! Get in touch for desired ink.

Pondering the Bookers

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I've been reading nothing but Booker nominees for the last 8 weeks. I managed to read 8 of the 13 nominees and was lucky enough to finish the entire shortlist. It's been an interesting journey into many different worlds; from suburban Australia to a prison garden shed in Canada; from revolutionary America to jewish life in modern London; from the end of Jamaican slavery to airport bars at Gatwick; from backpacking in Lesotho to Egyptian grave excavations in the 1920s... Amazing how much thought has gone into all these works of fiction.

New Competition! Signed Salman Rushdie!

We are running a competition on our Facebook page. Price is a signed copy of Luka and the Fire of Life - signed by the very man himself.

Mario Vargas Llosa - The Nobel Prize in Literature 2010

Mario Vargas LlosaThe Nobel Prize in Literature 2010 was awarded to Mario Vargas Llosa "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat".

Mario Vargas Llosa - in the bookshop

Jan's Summer Reading

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What I've been reading...

      

New Titles – 1 November 2018

Ursula K. Le Guin
The Books of Earthsea (Complete Illustrated Edition)
Hardback

Charles Vess (ill.)

Peter Ackroyd
Dominion (History of England vol. 5)
Trade paperback
Stephen Fry
Heroes
Trade paperback
David Baldacci
Long Road to Mercy (Atlee Pine)
Trade paperback
Gyles Brandreth
Have You Eaten Grandma?
Trade paperback
Lucinda Riley
The Moon Sister (Seven Sisters #5)
Trade paperback

New Titles – 19 October 2018

Alan Moore
Jerusalem
Trade Paperback
Cecelia Ahern
Roar (Stories)
Trade Paperback
Jenny Colgan
An Island Christmas
Hardback
Ken Bruen
In the Galway Silence (Jack Taylor #14)
Trade Paperback
Paddy Ashdown
Nein! Standing Up to Hitler 1935-1944
Hardback
Adam Zamoyski
Napoleon: The Man Behind the Myth
Hardback
Tom Wright
Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World
Trade Paperback
Mackenzi Lee
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy
Hardback
R F Kuang
The Poppy War
Paperback
Kim Stanley Robinson
Red Moon
Trade Paperback
Charles Stross
The Labyrinth Index (The Laundry Files #9)
Hardback
David Weber
Uncompromising Honor (Honor Harrington #14)
Hardback

New Titles – 10 October 2018

Haruki Murakami
Killing Commendatore
Hardback
Tana French
The Wych Elm
Trade Paperback
Markus Zusak
Bridge of Clay
Hardback
Michael Caine
Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life
Trade Paperback
Michael Lewis
The Fifth Risk
Hardback
J. K. Rowling
The Tales of Beedle the Bard: Illustrated Edition
Hardback

Illustrated by Chris Riddell.

Barbara Kingsolver
Unsheltered
Trade Paperback
Ransom Riggs
Map of Days (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children #4)
Hardback
Bernard Cornwell
War of the Wolf (Saxon Chronicles #11)
Trade Paperback
Jessica Fellowes
Bright Young Dead (Mitford Murders #2)
Hardback
Ian Rankin
In a House of Lies (Rebus #22)
Trade Paperback
Kate Devlin
Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots
Hardback
Kameron Hurley
Apocalypse Nyx
Paperback
Martha Wells
Exit Strategy (Murderbot Diaries #4)
Hardback

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