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Read an extract from A Stranger City by Linda Grant

When a dead body is found in the Thames, caught in the chains of HMS Belfast, it begins a search for a missing woman and confirms a sense that in London a person can become invisible once outside their community – and that assumes they even have a community. A policeman, a documentary film-maker and an Irish nurse named Chrissie all respond to the death of the unknown woman in their own ways. London is a place of random meetings, shifting relationships – and some, like Chrissie intersect with many. The film-maker and the policeman meanwhile have safe homes with wives – or do they? An immigrant family speaks their own language only privately; they have managed to integrate – or have they? The wonderful Linda Grant weaves a tale around ideas of home; how London can be a place of exile or expulsion, how home can be a physical place or an idea. How all our lives intersect and how coincidence or the randomness of birth place can decide how we live and with whom.

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Read an Extract | The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

Praised by The Wall Street Journal as ‘a beautiful book . . . crammed with a world of insight into death, grief, art, and love,’ and by Marie Claire as ‘ a poignant reflection on loss and companionship,’ The Friend is a stunning meditation on loss and a celebration of human-canine devotion.

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Read an Extract | The Incendiaries by R. O. Kwon

The Incendiaries by R. O. Kwon Out in Hardback September 2018. Ebook now available.  Phoebe Lin and Will Kendall meet their first month at prestigious Edwards University. Phoebe is a glamorous girl who doesn’t tell anyone […]

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Read an Extract | House of Glass by Susan Fletcher

House of Glass by Susan Fletcher   June 1914 and a young woman – Clara Waterfield – is summoned to a large stone house in Gloucestershire. Her task: to fill a greenhouse with exotic plants […]

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Read an exclusive extract from Hannu Rajaniemi’s SUMMERLAND

Are you ready for Summerland? We are thrilled to share with you an exclusive extract from Hannu Rajaniemi’s brand new SF spy thriller, Summerland available in bookshops and online on the 28th June 2018.  Enter […]

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Read an exclusive extract from Ed McDonald’s RAVENCRY

It’s June and that means its time to return to the world of the Raven’s Mark series! We are thrilled to share with you an exclusive sneak peek at Ravencry, out in shops and online […]

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Pre-order your copy of A Veil of Spears and get an exclusive Shattered Sands Novella!

Have we got exciting news for you!?! We are thrilled to welcome Bradley Beaulieu back to the Gollancz Blog to share with you an exclusive offer for those of you who pre-order the incredible new […]

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Read the second chapter of Elysium Fire

We are thrilled to share with you the second chapter from Alastair Reynolds’  Elysium Fire, today. Step into the futuristic world of Prefect Dreyfus for a fast paced new SF crime thriller. This is your […]

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Read the first chapter of Elysium Fire

We are thrilled to share an exclusive extract from Elysium Fire by Alastair Reynolds, today. Step into the futuristic world of Prefect Dreyfus for a fast paced new SF crime story. This is your new […]

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Read an exclusive extract from Dhonielle Clayton’s THE BELLES

We are thrilled to welcome Dhonielle Clayton to the Gollancz Blog. Today, Dhonielle shares with us the inspiration behind her new novel The Belles as well as an exciting extract. The Belles will be available […]

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Lucky Ghost Extract and Paperback Cover Reveal!

This Thursday, we’re thrilled to be publishing Lucky Ghost by Matthew Blakstad in paperback for the very first time. To celebrate this fact, and to wet your whistle, we’ve decided to treat you all to […]

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Read an Excerpt from Love & Fame

Susie Boyt’s tender and funny, Love & Fame, is out now. Waterstones | Amazon | Wordery | Foyles   Enjoy the first chapter:   But this should be the happiest time of your . . […]

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