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There are so many stunning debut novels on the Costa First Novel Award 2018 shortlist - including the category winner, Stuart Turton's The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. Book People has all the shortlisted titles available with savings off RRP.

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Costa First Novel Award 2018

There are so many stunning debut novels on the Costa First Novel Award 2018 shortlist - including the category winner, Stuart Turton's The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. Book People has all the shortlisted titles available with savings off RRP.

  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

    Stuart Turton

    Product Code: BRYCT
    Paperback
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    The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is Stuart Turton's debut novel, which has been shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2018.

    As fireworks explode during a night of celebration, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, Evelyn Hardcastle, is killed. But she won't die just once. The day will repeat itself over and over again until Aiden - a guest at the party - solves the murder. He must identify the killer to break the cycle, but he wakes up in the body of a different guest each time the day begins.

    No one knows why, but there's someone out there that is determined to prevent him from ever escaping the Blackheath party...
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  • Pieces of Me

    Natalie Hart

    Product Code: BRYIT
    Paperback
    For fans of A Thousand Splendid Suns, Anatomy of a Soldier, Girl at War and The Yellow Birds Emma did not go to war looking for love, but Adam is unlike any other. Under the secret shadow of trauma, Emma decides to leave Iraq and joins Adam to settle in Colorado. But isolation and fear find her, once again, when Adam is re-deployed. Torn between a deep fear for Adam's safety and a desire to be back there herself, Emma copes by throwing herself into a new role mentoring an Iraqi refugee family. But when Adam comes home, he brings the conflict back with him. Emma had considered the possibility that her husband might not come home from war. She had not considered that he might return a stranger. `An astounding debut, Pieces of Me is a beautiful book written with emotion and compassion and will stay with me for a long time. It's characters and story tugged at my heart with every turning page.' Nina Pottell, Books Editor Prima Magazine and Costa Book Awards Judge `Heart-wrenching and heart-warming in equal measure, Pieces of Me is an incredibly moving tale of love and conflict. A compelling and accomplished debut, Natalie writes with the skill and confidence of a writer who's been published for years. I couldn't put it down' Harper's Bazaar 'Pieces of Me is a brilliantly observed and nuanced look at the war in Iraq and how conflict impacts on the lives of everyone involved' Laura Kaye, author of English Animals 'I devoured this book, and I feel like I'll carry Emma and Adam with me for a long time. Hart tells this devastating story beautifully' Laura Pearson, author of Missing Pieces `Pieces of Me churns with love and rage and hope and terror, as only the best war books can. Natalie Hart writes like a born storyteller, and she uses that gift here to explore how the Iraq War lingers in the dark corners of souls desperate to move on from it. Readers are in for a ride' Matt Gallagher, author of Youngblood `Pieces of Me is a quietly powerful exploration of the complex effects of the Iraq war...The novel builds in power and speaks authoritatively on the polarisation of the lives changed forever by conflict' Zoe Lambert `Natalie Hart's brilliant Pieces of Me is-like Graham Greene's The End of the Affair-a love story set amid the ruins of war. As a British civilian who meets her American husband in Iraq, the narrator, Emma McLaughlin, is a first-hand witness to the ways armed conflict breaks soldiers and non-combatants alike. Her testimony, and this novel, is unforgettably complex and devastating-as it should be' Whitney Terrell, author of The Good Lieutenant `Natalie Hart's vivid novel, Pieces of Me, examines the lives of deployed soldiers' families and displaced Iraqi civilians, eloquently revealing how even the most tightly knit relationships can unravel under the stress of war' Siobhan Fallon, author of You Know When the Men Are Gone and The Confusion of Languages
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  • An Unremarkable Body

    Elisa Lodato

    Product Code: BQHIF
    Paperback
    Elisa Lodato's An Unremarkable Body has been shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2018.

    When Katharine is found dead at the foot of her stairs, it is the mystery of her life that consumes her daughter, Laura. The medical examiner's report, in which precious parts of Katharine's body are weighed and categorised motivates Laura to write her own version of events.

    But as she delves deeper into Katharine's past, she is forced to confront a new version of the woman she knew only as her mother. A woman silenced by her own mother and wronged by her husband. A woman who lived in the shadows but whose secrets are now coming to light.
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  • Meet Me at the Museum

    Anne Youngson

    Product Code: BPLPT
    Hardback
    The Observer Promising first-time British novelists 2018: 'A novel about self-discovery and second chances' 'Warm-hearted, clear-minded, and unexpectedly spellbinding, Meet Me at the Museum is a novel to savour' ANNIE BARROWS, co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society `A beautiful, affecting novel of late love, by an extraordinary new writer' NINA STIBBE 'A quirky, wise and tender novel. Proof that the richest fruits come on the edge of autumn' SARAH DUNANT 'Quietly intriguing, beautifully observed, full of powerful emotions' RUTH HOGAN, Author of The Keeper of Lost Things `Tender, wise and moving, Meet Me at the Museum is a novel to cherish.' JOHN BOYNE `A moving tribute to friendship and love, to the courage of the ordinary, and to starting again' RACHEL JOYCE 'I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone looking for a book that makes you think and wonder and quietly hope. I loved it' TAMMY COHEN 'Insightful, emotionally acute and absorbing' Daily Express 'The loveliest short novel of late love you'll ever read. Whenever I talk about it, I simply cry with joy' JAMES HAWES 'Meet Me at the Museum starts so quiet and small like a bud tightly closed against the winter then it unfurls into something so alive and truly beautiful. I was immensely moved by it' TOR UDALL, author of A Thousand Paper Birds 'Precise, clear, funny, poignant and truthful. This is a work of art, dear readers. Revel in its beauty' ADRIANA TRIGIANI Sometimes it takes a stranger to really know who you are When Tina Hopgood writes a letter of regret to a man she has never met, she doesn't expect a reply. When Anders Larsen, a lonely museum curator, answers it, nor does he. They're both searching for something, they just don't know it yet. Anders has lost his wife, along with his hopes and dreams for the future. Tina is trapped in a marriage she doesn't remember choosing. Slowly their correspondence blossoms as they bare their souls to each other with stories of joy, anguish and discovery. But then Tina's letters suddenly cease, and Anders is thrown into despair. Can their unexpected friendship survive?
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