New additions to our English section

Set in Ethiopia in 1935, Maaza Mengiste’s gripping second novel “The Shadow King” explores female power and the experience of women during wartime. Longlisted for the 2020 Man Booker Prize, now available as a paperback.

The unmissable final book in Ali Smith’s Seasonal quartet. After the success of the first books in the series – Autumn (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2017), Winter (shortlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2018), and Spring, “Summer” marks a dazzling finale to the series from the prolific author and literary icon Ali Smith.              

The New York Times bestselling author of Early Riser and the Thursday Next series, Jasper Fforde, is back with another thrilling and original novel “The Constant Rabbit”. Combining fantasy and satire, Fforde creates a version of the UK which is populated not only by humans, but also by 1.2 million human-sized rabbits, and explores the eventful integration of a rabbit family into a little village in Middle England.

In her stunning debut collection of essays Jia Tolentino explores the self-deception and self-delusion which seems to be constantly lurking just beneath the surface of modern life. A New York Times Bestseller, and the Times Literary Non-Fiction Book of the Year, “Trick Mirror” is now available as a paperback.

“The Death of Vivek Oji” by Akwaeke Emezi, an instant New York Times Bestseller, this highly-anticipated novel follows a Nigerian community mourning the death, and uncovering the multifaceted and mysterious life, of young Vivek. From one of the National Book Foundation’s 2018 “5 under 35”.