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City Books releases their bestsellers for August

Calypso by David Sedaris. Hardback, published by Little Brown (signed copies available).

A new collection of brilliantly funny observational essays from legendary David Sedaris. If you haven’t discovered Sedaris yet, this would be a great collection to start with.

Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott. Hardback, published by Hutchinson (signed copies available).

A magnificent debut novel that tracks Truman Capote’s fall from grace after extracts of a novel in progress are published – a novel based on his closest friends’ darkest secrets.

The Pebbles on the Beach by Clarence Ellis. Paperback, published by Faber.

A beautifully produced reprint of a 1954 guide to pebble spotting, complete with a fold out illustrated guide and a foreword by Robert Macfarlane.

The Vanity Fair Diaries by Tina Brown. Paperback, published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

Brown’s diaries during her time at the helm of Vanity Fair, from 1983 to 1992, come with serious praise – Meryl Streep calls it a ‘mile-a-minute memoir’ and Stephen Fry ‘read it in a mad frenzy.’

Crudo by Olivia Laing. Hardback, published by Picador (signed copies available).

Laing’s spectacular first novel charts the horrors of the summer of 2017 – twitter, Trump and world affairs collide with narrator Kathy’s first few weeks of marriage as she tries to come to terms with a quickly changing world.

The Last Hours by Minette Walters. Paperback, published by Allen & Unwin.

Minette breaks from her crime writing to bring us the first in series of historical novels set in Dorset as the Black Death is spreading. Young and enlightened Lady Anne, with her trusted steward, quarantine their isolated community but starvation and conflict must be overcome.

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