We’re slashing the price of EVERY BOOK on our website by an amazing 50 per cent. There are no strings, and there’s free postage. But hurry – offer must end midnight Sunday 8 July!
There are brilliant summer reading offers, and then there is the Eye & Lightning Books sizzling summer heatwaves half-price sale. Yes, that’s 50 percent off all the books on our website!
That’s a bargain deal for hardback gems like Ryan O’Neill’s Their Brilliant Careers, winner of Australia’s richest book prize and described by Blackwell’s Bookshop in Oxford as “quite simply the best writing of the year”, or Self & I, Matthew De Abaitua’s memoir of his time as ‘amanuensis’ to enfant terrible novelist Will Self, which has had rave reviews in virtually every national paper.
It means fantastic reads from our current fiction list, such The Antipodeans, Greg McGee’s epic story of Kiwi soldiers and their descendants in northern Italy, which spent 49 weeks in the New Zealand bestseller charts; James Hall’s The Industry of Human Happiness, a page-turning tale of murder and family rivalry set amid the ‘format wars’ of early recorded sound; or The Exphoria Code, a brilliant cyber-thriller by Antony Johnston, described by Alan Moore as “very possibly the definite espionage thriller of the early 21st century”.
If you like courtroom thrillers, why not order Abi Silver’s acclaimed debut The Pinocchio Brief, shortlisted for the Waverton Good Read Award, plus her recently published The Aladdin Trial, already selected as a Sunday Times Crime Club pick? For this weekend only, you can get both books for the price of one!
The same goes for Simon Edge’s The Hopkins Conundrum, a ‘tragic comedy’ based on the life of the Victorian poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, which we published last year to superb reviews, plus his brand-new novel The Hurtle of Hell, an atheist comedy hailed as “an ingenious take on It’s A Wonderful Life”. Buy both for the price of one!
On the non-fiction side, try The Participation Revolution, Neil Gibb’s uplifting and essential guide to a world where everything seems to be falling apart, or graphic artist Sarah Laing's beautiful biographical memoir of the modernist author Katherine Mansfield, Mansfield and Me.
And of course you have the pick of backlist titles through two decades of publishing: novels like Zoë Duncan's haunting The Shifting Pools or Douglas Board's post-Brexit satire Time of Lies; Mission Possible, the account of two world-first adventures by hot young explorer Ash Dykes; Diane Esguerra’s uplifting Peruvian memoir Junkie Buddha; Alastair Humphreys’ best-selling children’s trilogy The Boy Who Biked the World; a whole range of Eye Classics, including Waseem Mahmood’s Good Morning Afghanistan, Sue & Victoria Riches’ Frigid Women, Niema Ash’s Touching Tibet ... and many, many more.
There are dozens of books to choose from, and they are ALL HALF PRICE from midnight on Thursday 5 July to midnight on Sunday 8 July (free postage within the UK). You’ll be helping us out by placing an order, because the present climate is tough in the extreme for small independent publishers like us, especially when it comes to breaking into the retail market. In return, you’ll get some amazing books at prices that not even Amazon can match. All we ask is that, if you like the book or books you read, you tell someone else about it. Because that, ultimately, is how great books sell.