We are open! Drop in for a browse, or search the catalogue online for collection or delivery.

Ducks, Newburyport

Lucy Ellmann

  • First edition
  • First printing
  • Signed by the author

Shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize

“The time and care [Ellmann] lavishes on her narrator seem like their own form of political speculation—that every individual is owed an unending devotion, and that such devotion, applied universally, might change the fate of the world.”  —The New Yorker

“Is it any good? Oh my word, yes. Reading it at this point in time feels like an act of human solidarity, a commitment to a world of truth and reason.”  — Literary Review

“Ignore the laundry. Let this novel open like an oubliette under your feet.” —Parul Sehgal, The New York Times

“In her latest novel, Lucy Ellmann doesn’t just carry on as before: she doubles up, doubles down, and absolutely goes for broke. … Success? Failure? A triumph.” —Ian Samson, The Guardian

  • ISBN 9781910296967
  • Title Ducks, Newburyport
  • Author Lucy Ellmann
  • Publisher Galley Beggar Press
  • Imprint Galley Beggar Press
  • Binding Paperback
  • Publication date Sunday 7th April 2019
  • Width 13.8cm
  • Height 21.6cm
  • Number of pages 1020

Buy copies


All books from Topping & Company Booksellers will be wrapped with great care in protective packaging to ensure safe delivery.

Visiting one of our bookshops?

We’d recommend visiting our bookshops in person if you can! To prevent particularly collectable titles from immediately selling out online, we occasionally reserve the best prices for browsers in our physical bookshops.

Maximum quantities for online orders

Maximum 1 per person. If you would like to order further copies, please contact our bookshop in Bath.

Delivery speed and courier details

Orders for delivery are usually sent out within 24 hours, but can take slightly longer when our physical bookshops are very busy. For urgent orders, please contact our bookshop in Bath.