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Contemporary Fiction

The Lost Journals of Pedro Piscator and Other Tales
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The Lost Journals of Pedro Piscator and other tales is an eclectic illustrated collection of tall tales from across the globe and throughout the ages. Tales of daring, loss and madness. From fairy tale to science fiction book review; from desert parable to colonial crime fiction; from Soviet thriller to an early explorer’s account of the dry and desolate interior of the great southern land.

ISBN: 9781907605451
eISBN: 9781907605468
Dimensions: 173 mm x 205 mm
Pages: 119
Format: Paperback
Published: 1 May 2014
Price: £9.99
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Imagining Vietnam
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History explains what happened in the past; Imagining Vietnam shows us what it was like to live in past times. Eight memorable stories, spanning ten centuries of Vietnamese history, take us back to the drama and excitement of the past.

ISBN: 9781907605338
eISBN: 9781907605345
Dimensions: 206 mm x 134 mm
Pages: 245
Format: Paperback
Published: 1 Dec 2012
Price: £6.99

This Farewell Symphony
“Beautifully structured, and informed by Edmund’s clear affection for music and musicians, this is a wonderfully sustained tour de force of comic writing.” The National Academy of Writing

ISBN: 9781907605062
eISBN: 9781907605109
Dimensions: 134 mm x 205 mm
Pages: 191
Format: Paperback
Published: 1 Jun 2011
Price: £6.99

The Campus Trilogy
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This is a rattling read, and a chilling exposé of political correctness on campus.” Boris Johnson

ISBN: 9781907605031
eISBN: 9781907605130
Dimensions: 134 mm x 205 mm
Pages: 638
Format: Paperback
Published: 1 Sept 2010
Price: £12.99

The Red City
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“This novella is a great page turner, Ellis doesn’t seem afraid to approach difficult subjects and does it with wonderful insight.” Review on

ISBN: 9781907605017
eISBN: 9781907605260
Dimensions: 134 mm x 205 mm
Format: Paperback
Published: 1 Jul 2010
Price: £7.99

The Whistleblower
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“There are some good jokes in the book, and the author has the necessary waspishness to make some of them sting.” The Church Times

ISBN: 9780955623936
eISBN: 9781907605161
Dimensions: 133 mm x 204 mm
Pages: 202
Format: Paperback
Published: 1 Oct 2008
Price: £7.99

Consider the Lilies
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“The author writes with feeling and sensitivity, breathing life into the characters. A gifted writer, who has created images that remain with the reader long after the last page has been read.” Review on

The haunting and beautifully crafted tale of a girl’s feral childhood in 1960s Lancashire and her friend Jack’s search for the missing homeless adult she becomes.

ISBN: 9780955623912
eISBN: 9781907605406
Dimensions: 134 mm x 205 mm
Pages: 183
Format: Paperback
Published: 3 May 2008
Price: £7.99

Degrees ‘R’ Us
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“This is a riotous comedy with a very dark, cynical side as well as an enjoyable story.” The Cambridge Student

More comic chaos on campus.

ISBN: 9780954758691
eISBN:  9781907605154
Dimensions: 134 mm x 205 mm
Pages: 218
Format: Paperback
Published: 2 Aug 2007
Price: £7.99

100 Ways to Improve the World
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Peter’s come up with some improvements – conveyor belts along the high street, points for good deeds, gender choice, holographic memory projection, identity swaps, no death or defecation and, oh, no golf. Shame his own tidy little world is unravelling. You know, the usual stuff: murder, prostitution, gambling, infidelity, death and the Annual Carpet and Floor Covering Exhibition to survive..

ISBN: 9780954758660
eISBN: 9781907605192
Dimensions: 134 mm x 205 mm
Pages: 218
Format: Paperback
Published: 23 Aug 2006
Price: £7.99

A Campus Conspiracy
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“This is a rattling read, and a chilling exposé of political correctness on campus.” Boris Johnson
“Seriously funny: …lifts the lid on campus life.” The Independent
“Art imitates life.” Times Higher Education

ISBN: 9780954758677
eISBN: 9781907605147
Dimensions: 134 mm x 210 mm
Pages: 211
Format: Paperback
Published: 11 Sept 2006
Price: £7.99

Home Is Nearby
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ISBN: 9781911293149eISBN: 9781911293156Format: Paperback/eBookPrice: £8.99/£3.99Available: Autumn 2016 Amazon iBooks Kobo Hive ‘I was really impressed with Magdalena’s entry… and expect to be hearing a lot more about her later in 2017’ (Mel Mitchell, New Books Magazine) ‘This year’s shortlist was one of the strongest we’ve had at Impress. We emerged with an extraordinarily worthy winner’ (Julian Webb,… View Article

The Price of Everything
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Humming the familiar strains of Erik Satie’s Gnossienne No.1 to himself, renowned film composer Jocelyn Thwaite steps in front of the 01.59 Paddington Express. As the only witness, Danny Lunt grabs the opportunity to live the life that the dead man no longer wants and that he always thought he deserved – if only he’d had the money.

ISBN: 9780955623929
eISBN: 9781907605246
Dimensions: 139 mm x 215 mm
Pages: 179
Format: Paperback
Published: 1 Aug 2008
Price: £10.99

A Square in East Berlin
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Comedy and tragedy intertwine in this entertaining account of life in communist East Berlin as seen through the eyes of a teenage boy. Published originally in German, Harry Guest has provided a funny and engaging translation.

ISBN: 9781907605376
eISBN: 9781907605321
Dimensions: 134 mm x 205 mm
Pages: 159
Format: Paperback
Published: 1 Sep 2012
Price: £6.99

South of Hannah
Cole Howland has it good. He has Suzette, his girlfriend of six years; he has his career as a jazz musician and occasional academic; and he has Lily, Suzette’s piano prodigy daughter and Cole’s musical lifeline.​ But when he returns from touring to find that Suzette is leaving him for another man, his world disintegrates.