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The Lies of Locke Lamora

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Introducing Locke Lamora, the fantasy genre's next cult hero. A brilliant debut fantasy from a 26-year-old author.
€12.95

The Old Man and the Sea

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A Dubray Books Favourite Book of all Time. I've read this book many times over the years and have taken away soemthing different every time. (Brian Brady, Grafton St)
€9.45

The Troubles

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Winner of the 1970 lost Man Booker prize in 2010!
€13.50

A Monster Calls

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A Dubray Books Favourite Book of all Time. Vividly atmospheric, this poignant story lingered in my thoughts long after finishing it. (Vivienne Luke, Rathmines)
€13.50

If Beale Street Could Talk

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Tish is nineteen, and pregnant. Her lover Fonny, father of her child, is in jail accused of rape. The two families struggle win justice for Fonny.
€12.15

Left Hand of Darkness

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The Hugo and Nebula Award-winning masterpiece from one of the all-time greats of Science Fiction.
€12.15

Shotgun Lovesongs

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A big-hearted masterpiece of small-town life from a glorious new voice in American fiction
€13.50

Slaughterhouse 5: The Children's Crusade - A Duty-dance with Death

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A Dubray Books Favourite Book of all Time. Life is a little easier because this book exists. (Jessie Weaver, Grafton St)
€12.15

Weekend Wodehouse

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PG Wodehouse remains the greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness, that no one else has ever captured quite so sharply, or with quite as much wit and affection. Required reading at country house parties in the late Thirties, this title remains one of the best introductions to the work of PG Wodehouse.
€12.15

A Village Life

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From a fountain where 'all the roads in the village unite', concentric circles expand into the distance: the young and old, fields, a river, a mountain - the fountain's stone counterpart, where the roads end, human time superimposed on geological time. This title evokes a Mediterranean world with luminous precision.
€12.95

Elizabeth is Missing

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Maud is forgetful. She makes a cup of tea and doesn't remember to drink it. She goes to the shops and forgets why she went. Sometimes her home is unrecognizable - or her daughter Helen seems a total stranger. But there's one thing Maud is sure of: her friend Elizabeth is missing. The note in her pocket tells her so.
€12.15

Infinite Jest

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A Dubray Books Favourite Book of all Time. Wallace’s manic verbal energy propels the reader through a vast fantasy that illuminates our age of overstimulation like no work of realism could. (Aidan O'Leary, Rathmines)
€17.55

Set Me On Fire: A Poem For Every Feeling

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Set Me On Fire is an anthology for a new moment in poetry: a collection of fresh, vibrant voices from poets all over the globe, both living and dead. With an intuitive, accessible, feelings-first format, these are poems for the moments when you really need to know that someone else has been there too.
€20.25

The Pursuit of Happiness

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New York, 1945 - Sara Smythe, a young, beautiful and intelligent woman, ready to make her own way in the big city, attends her brother's Thanksgiving Eve party. As the party gets into full swing, in walks Jack Malone, a US Army journalist back from a defeated Germany and a man unlike any Sara has ever met before.
€13.50

The Road

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Cormac McCarthy's The Road hit the big screen in January 2010.
€12.15

The Time Traveler's Wife

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A Dubray Books Favourite Book of all Time. This extraordinary, magical novel is the story of Clare and Henry who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-two and Henry thirty.
€12.15

Watchmen

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A title that begins as a murder-mystery, but soon unfolds into a planet-altering conspiracy. As the resolution comes to a head, the unlikely group of reunited heroes - Rorschach, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre, Dr Manhattan and Ozymandias - have to test the limits of their convictions and ask themselves where the true line is between good and evil.
€27.00

Conversations with Tom Petty

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Conversations with Tom Petty is the first authorized book to focus solely on the life and work of the man responsible for some of the most memorable rock anthems of our generation, including: 'American Girl', 'This is, perhaps, as close as you can get to an autobiography by the great man.
€27.05

David Copperfield: The Personal History of David Copperfield: Personal History of David Copperfield

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A Dubray Books Favourite Book of all Time. David Copperfield is Dickens at his finest moment - teeming with memorable characters that over years of re-reading have become like familiar friends. (Margot Coughlan, Stillorgan)
€10.80