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The Smoke Is Rising
by
Mahesh Rao

We are proud to announce the first original novel from Daunt Books Publishing

More about this wonderful book can be viewed here.



Hampstead

A package of well-chosen books, beautifully wrapped with a hand-written message, is a wonderful present to send to someone. Why not take a look at some of our ideas below?

It's also possible to buy one of our famous bags, or a book token which can be redeemed in any of our shops.



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    Daunt Books Children's Subscription

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    With a Daunt Books Children’s subscription the recipient receives one book a month for a year, specifically chosen based on his/her taste. They might be newborns or young adults, just starting to read or way ahead of their class, picture book readers, early readers, reluctant readers or hugely into the classics – everyone’s taste or preference is carefully taken into consideration when our specialist children’s booksellers choose for your loved ones.Every month for a year a new and wondrous book will arrive at their door.

    Please send us an email at subscriptions.dauntbooks@gmail.com if you have any enquiries or would like to tell us about your subscriber's literary preferences.
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    The Daunt Books Paperback Fiction Subscription

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    The Paperback fiction subscription is a wonderful gift for book-lovers who like to have a good novel on the go. Every month for a year a new book will arrive at their door, chosen especially to meet their personal taste in books, whether it be literary fiction, Scandinavian crime thrillers or gripping historical dramas. Please send us an email at subscriptions.dauntbooks@gmail.com if you have any enquiries or would like to tell us about your subscriber's literary preferences.
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    Daunt Books Paperback Non-Fiction Subscription

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    This subscription is tailored to suit non-fiction tastes. It can include anything from the latest business and economics paperbacks, social history, travel accounts or biographies. We will send 12 books in 12 months, chosen according to your personal preferences. To let us know more about your chosen recipient, or if you have any further enquiries please contact us at subscriptions.dauntbooks@gmail.com
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    Daunt Books Paperback Mixed Subscription

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    A combination of fiction and non-fiction paperbacks for a year of broad-minded reading.
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    Daunt Books Hardback Fiction Subscription

    Price: £275.00  Add to Basket  
    A luxurious subscription for a book-lover who likes to have the newest novels chosen especially for them every month. 12 books delivered over 12 months, our selection will be informed by the subscriber's preferences and can include the latest novels in translation, modern spy thrillers and classic British novels. To contact us, please email subscriptions.dauntbooks@gmail.com
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    Daunt Books Hardback Non-Fiction Subscription

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    For 12 months of the latest hardback releases in science writing, historical biographies, politics, travel or economics, this bespoke selection will reflect the interests of the subscriber in whichever field they favour. To give us some more information about their tastes or to contact us with any enquiries please email subscriptions.dauntbooks@gmail.com
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    Daunt Books Hardback Mixed Subscription

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    A mixture of the latest releases in hardback fiction and non-fiction.
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    The Daunt Books Cheapside Mug

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    Our gorgeously crafted mugs, made by Matilda Morten Ceramics. The Cheapside mug features an antique map of the City, including the images of merchants who used to ply their trades locally.
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    Canvas Daunt Bag

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    A sturdy, well-designed canvas bag for your books, your shopping or to take with you to the beach. All our bags are fair trade and are made by re-wrap, a not-for-profit organisation working with co-operatives in India.
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    Cotton Daunt Bag

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    A smart white cotton bag with the Marylebone shop logo printed in green. All our bags are fair trade and are made by re-wrap, a not-for-profit organisation working with co-operatives in India.
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    Daunt Book Token

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    A £10 Gift Certificate for use in any of our five Daunt bookshops. There is no expiry date and change will be given in the form of a credit note.
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    Daunt Book Token

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    A £20 Gift Certificate for use in any of our five Daunt bookshops. There is no expiry date and change will be given in the form of a credit note.
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    Daunt Book Token

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    A £50 Gift Certificate for use in any of our five Daunt bookshops. There is no expiry date and change will be given in the form of a credit note.
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    The Best Hardback Non-Fiction of 2013

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    The best non-fiction of the last year includes The Broken Road the final part of Patrick Leigh Fermor's trilogy detailing his journey on foot from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople, edited by travel writer Colin Thubron and Fermor's biographer Artemis Cooper. In The War that Ended Peace Margaret Macmillan catalogues the events that led to the First World War, while Philips Hook is a bit lighter but no less worthy with Breakfast at Sotheby's, an A-Z of the art world and it's denizens. Finally, Anthony King chronicles the trials and travails of politics in the 20th century through his book about The Blunders of our Governments.

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      The Best Hardback Fiction of 2013

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      The best novels of the last year include Eleanor Catton's booker winning hisotrical novel The Luminaries, Robert Harris's expertly fictionalised account of the Dreyfuss Affair An Officer and a Spy, Hannah Kent's beautiful but bleak Icelandic-set Burial Rites, and Donna Tartt's long-awaited and much-feted The Goldfinch.

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        The Best Paperback Non-Fiction of 2013

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        Our favourite non-fiction this year includes Robert MacFarlane's ode to The Old Ways, the ancient pathways used for millenia that still weigh upon us today. Catherine Bailey's The Secret Rooms takes us to meet the Duke of Rutland, who ordered his father's castle to be shut up for 60 years. What secrets do they hold? Finally we look inward with Daniel Kahneman in Thinking, Fast and Slow an entertaining study in the way we think and how that affects our decisions.

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          The Best Paperback Fiction of 2013

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          The best paperback novels of the year include Edith Pearlman's rediscovered classic Binocular Vision, Jess Walter's Ligurian/Hollywood romance Beautiful Ruins, and the spectacular German mystery The Collini Case, sure to satisfy the most demanding literati.

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            Daunt Books Collection

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            2013 has been a fine year for Daunt Books Publishing, and we have created this bundle for you to sample our wares. It includes a fantastic allegorical novel by Christa Wolf, a continuation of the story of Cassandra, first seen in the Odyssey. Then Virginia Woolf gives us a remarkable portrait of our capital in the beautiful little hardback edtion of The London Scene. We've teamed them up with our first ever publication, the deliciously dark short stories of Saki.

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              The Topographer

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              There have been some pretty great books about cartography over the last few months, and if you're the kind of person with a good sense of place, you may be interested in out bundle of geographic oddities, including Simon Garfields irreverent On the Map, Jerry Brotton's more serious (but no less enjoyable!) A History of the World in 12 Maps, and the ethereally joyful Atlas of Remote Islands an elegent harback book that manages to be what it describes, but so much more as well!

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                The Food Lover

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                Get your mouth watering with this selection of the best books about food. We have chosen for your epicurean delight Joe Warwick's Where Chefs Eat, Garlic and Sapphires by New York Times restaurant critic Ruth Reichl, and Bee Wilson's engrossing and charmingly light history of culinary implements Consider the Fork.

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                  The Design Lover

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                  Virago has joined forces with some of Britain’s best textile designers to create these sumptuously-designed editions of a selection of timeless classics. We have picked Elaine Dundy’s The Dud Avocado, Elizabeth Jenkins’ The Tortoise and the Hare and Daphne Du Maurier’s Frenchman's Creek, as a bundle for the discerning reader.
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                  The Londoner

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                  A selection of our favourites to enchant and enlighten even the most knowledgeable Londoners. We have chosen a quartet that reflects the ways London has changed over the last century: Virginia Woolf's The London Scene, which depicts the teeming metropolis of Oxford Street and The City, but also the little, quiet things that make London so liveable and lovely; Craig Taylor captures the voices of London; rich and poor, native and immigrant, male and female, while Lucy Wadham's ode to the Circle Line, Heads and Straights is an autobiographical tale of bohemians, punk, the King's Road in the 1970s and family. John Lanchester presents the District Line in What We Talk About When We Talk About The Tube, and considers the marvel that is the underground, every Londoner's go to topic of conversation.

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                    First Occasion

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                    Our first children's collection contains three timeless classics for all ages. Meet Pooh and Christopher Robin in this deluxe edition of A.A. Milne's book, learn the story of the lonely Little Prince with the big heart, and discover the tale of the wicked Duke of Coffin Castle in James Thurber's magical 13 Clocks.
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                    The Young Magician

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                    A brilliant bundle of cracking adventures, diabolical villains and magical mayhem for young fans of Harry Potter. We have chosen three books ideal for boys and girls aged 9-12: The Invention of Hugo Cabret, The Mysterious Benedict Society and The Name of This Book is Secret.
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                    The Father

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                    For difficult fathers everywhere we have selected the following: The Valley of Unknowing by Philip Sington, a superb East German thriller; The Spanish Ambassadors Suitcase by Matthew Parris, a hilarious and revelatory collection of Diplomat's less... diplomatic moments; and Merchant, Soldier, Sage by David Preiestland - a compelling history of the three types of people who hold power in this world.

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                      The Mum

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                      This year's selection is a mixture of breathtaking short stories, picaresque fiction and astonishing autobiography. We've chosen Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple, Dear Life, by Alice Munro and Love, Nina by Nina Stibb.

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                        The Chef

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                        A fantastic selection of foodie books for a well-seasoned chef: Nigel Slater's magnificent 2nd volume of the Kitchen Diaries is a year's worth of delicious recipes; Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton is one of the best chef memoirs ever, and MFK Fisher's Love in a Dish, is a beautiful collection of perfectly crafted culinary essays.
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                        The Gardener

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                        For the keen gardener, we have selected the engraver Clare Leighton's story of her garden in the Chilterns, Four Hedges, Anna Pavord's Curious Gardener, and finally The Faber Book of Gardens, which is a collection of poems and passionate descriptions from the likes of Charlotte Bronte and Andrew Marvell.
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                        The Traveller

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                        How could we claim to be a travel bookshop without offering a selection of our favourite travel books? Searching out those wonderful accounts and occasional pieces of fiction that have slipped out of print, Eland publish a great selection and we have picked our absolute favourites: A Dragon Apparent by Norman Lewis, The Ginger Tree by Oswald Wynd and Irfan Orga's Portrait of a Turkish Family to give to anyone off on their travels or just returning.
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                        The Reader

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                        The New York Review of Books publish consistently clever and interesting books which have disappeared from print and certainly shouldn't have. We have picked Elizabeth Hardwick's New York Stories, Love in a Fallen City by Eileen Chang and Dezso Kosztolányi's Skylark. These books will thrill any self-respecting reader.
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                        The Writer

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                        The perfect present for any writer. The latest issues of Slightly Foxed and Granta - the quarterly that has published many of the world's finest writers, from Bruce Chatwin to Salman Rushdie and Paul Theroux - and Mark Forsyth's eye-opening Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language.
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                        The Poet

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                        We have chosen three of the best recent collections of poetry as a perfect gift for a poetry lover. Don Paterson's Selected Poems are a wonderful introduction to his luminous and lyrical poetry; Alice Oswald's Memorial, an interpretation of Homer's Iliad; Simon Armitage's Death of King Arthur, short-listed for the T. S. Eliot poetry prize - a legend reworked with contemporary insights.
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                        Give a Book

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                        Daunt Books has teamed up with the non-profit organisation Give a Book to offer you the chance to send a book to someone who really needs it. Select the books you would like to give from the list on their website and for a fraction of the retail price they will send them to their chosen charities. The organisation was set up in memory of writer and playwright Simon Gray.

                        Please note, this cannot be purchased through the Daunt Books website - please click here to be linked to the Give a Book website.