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The Costa Book Awards celebrate the best writing by authors based in the UK and Ireland. We have all the books shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2019 available with huge savings off RRP.

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Costa Novel Award 2019

  • Middle England

    Jonathan Coe

    Product Code: BYIAA
    Paperback
    Jonathan Coe's Middle England is a novel that tries to make sense of Brexit Britain...

    Since the referendum, the county has changed and cracks have been appearing both within families and between generations. In the Midlands, Benjamin Trotter is trying to help his elderly father navigate a Britain that seems to have forgotten he exists, while in London his friend Doug doesn't understand why his teenage daughter is eternally enraged.

    Meanwhile, newlyweds Sophie and Ian can find nothing to agree on except the fact that their marriage is on the rocks .
    • £8.09
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  • Shadowplay

    Joseph O'Connor

    Product Code: BXYIB
    Hardback
    'Joseph O'Connor is a very great artist and storyteller. The quotient of enjoyment in his extraordinary new novel is stupendous' Sebastian Barry 1878: The Lyceum Theatre, London. Three extraordinary people begin their life together, a life that will be full of drama, transformation, passionate and painful devotion to art and to one another. Henry Irving, the Chief, is the volcanic leading man and impresario; Ellen Terry is the most lauded and desired actress of her generation, outspoken and generous of heart; and ever following along behind them in the shadows is the unremarkable theatre manager, Bram Stoker. Fresh from life in Dublin as a clerk, Bram may seem the least colourful of the trio but he is wrestling with dark demons in a new city, in a new marriage, and with his own literary aspirations. As he walks the London streets at night, streets haunted by the Ripper and the gossip which swirls around his friend Oscar Wilde, he finds new inspiration. But the Chief is determined that nothing will get in the way of his manager's devotion to the Lyceum and to himself. And both men are enchanted by the beauty and boldness of the elusive Ellen. This exceptional novel explores the complexities of love that stands dangerously outside social convention, the restlessness of creativity, and the experiences that led to Dracula, the most iconic supernatural tale of all time.
    • £13.49
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  • Starling Days

    Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

    Product Code: BYJGI
    Hardback
    'A beautifully weird portrayal of being alone together, millennial ennui, bisexuality and hybrid identity. It captures the brilliance and isolation of big cities as well as the struggle and strength to keep on going. A singular novel from the poetic and painterly mind of Rowan Hisayo Buchanan.' Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti Mina is staring over the edge of the George Washington Bridge when a patrol car drives up. She tries to convince the officers she's not about to jump but they don't believe her. Her husband, Oscar is called to pick her up. Oscar hopes that leaving New York for a few months will give Mina the space to heal. They travel to London, to an apartment wall-papered with indigo-eyed birds, to Oscars oldest friends, to a canal and blooming flower market. Mina, a classicist, searches for solutions to her failing mental health using mythological women. But she finds a beam of light in a living woman. Friendship and attraction blossom until Oscar and Mina's complicated love is tested.
    • £13.59
    • RRP £16.99
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