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Serpent's Tail Christmas Book Gift Guide 2018

Let us make Christmas shopping easier for you with our Serpent's Tail Christmas Gift Guide. From award-winning crime to culinary manifestos, there's something to suit every book lover.

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THE MAN BOOKER SHORTLISTEE

Washington Black

'A profoundly humane story about false idols, the fickleness of fortune and whether a slave, once freed, can ever truly be free.' The Times

'Edugyan's fiction always stays strong, beautiful and beguiling' The Observer

 

THE SECRET DIARIST

Gentleman Jack

'A Regency romp which gives a vivid glimpse into a hidden world of female eroticism' Spectator

'Steidele's steely account of the lives behind the first rainbowed plaque is a triumph of truth over fantasy. Lister's extraordinary pioneering life deserves to be remembered' Guardian


FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE ESSEX SERPENT

Melmoth

'Perry's masterly piece of postmodern gothic is one of the great achievements of our century and deserves all the prizes and praise that will be heaped upon it' Observer

'This is a beautiful, devastating, brilliant book. It affected me so much I was shaking after I read it. The exquisite, immersive writing compelled me to keep reading even through the horrors described.' Marian Keyes

 

THE CAT LOVER

Cat Poems

'An easy answer to the question of the stocking filler, Cat Poems certainly appeals to those of us with a special affection for the furry felines'
The Skinny


THE GOLD DAGGER WINNER

Bluebird Bluebird

'Mesmerising ... original ... exhilarating ... Locke is building a compelling body of work. In this age of enduring and renewed racial tensions, we need her voice more than ever' Guardian

'America's most interesting crime writer' Daily Telegraph


THE FOOD LOVER

Eat Up

'I read it greedily' Nigella Lawson

'Ruby's writing in Eat Up! is moreish. Her third book is witty, thoughtful, epigrammatic, sometimes scholarly and always passionate ... Eat Up!'s mission is to replace our collective nervousness about food with guilt-free appreciation' The Times


THE STORYTELLER

The Moth

'Beautifully simple, authentic, a little bit therapeutic and utterly addictive. It is a joyful reminder of the power of the story and the need for story-telling.' Sunday Times

'Brilliant and quietly addictive' Guardian


THE SMUGGLED FICTION

Bandi

'A must-read! The first book of fiction to come out of North Korea. (Smuggled.) Fascinating and chilling. Heartfelt and heartbreaking.' Margaret Atwood

'A collection of courageous and confounding short stories ... It's a quiet privilege to be given access to the voiceless by listening to such vivid and uncompromised storytelling' New Statesman

 

THE COMPLETE EDITION

Book of Disquiet

'The very book to read when you wake at 3am and can't get back to sleep - mysteries, misgivings, fears and dreams and wonderment. Like nothing else.' Philip Pullman

'In a time which celebrates fame, success, stupidity, convenience and noise, here is the perfect antidote' John Lanchester

 

THE UNLIKELY HERO

Beekeerp

'This book makes a sound, and it should be a loud one. It is not for the faint-hearted, but they should read it anyway. We should all read it, if only to bear witness to an atrocity that happened on our watch, and that we cannot simply sweep away as concerning a faraway people of whose faith we know little.' Observer

'Remarkable ... With this short book, the tragedies and the heroism of this time of horror will survive intact.' Sunday Times

 

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