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Fan of crime, romance, sci-fi or other fiction genres? Look through our latest titles and discover a captivating story in book, eBook, eAudiobook, large print, graphic novel or audio CD. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Project Hail Mary

Andy Weir

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"Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission, and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn't know that. He can't even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment...

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Find you first by Linwood Barclay

Find you first

Linwood Barclay

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"It's a deadly race against time ... Tech billionaire Miles has more money than he can ever spend, and everything he could dream of - except time. Now facing a terminal illness, Miles knows he must seize every minute to put his life in order. And that...

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The betrayals by Bridget Collins

The betrayals

Bridget Collins

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"At Montverre, an exclusive academy tucked away in the mountains, the best and brightest are trained for excellence in the grand jeu: an arcane and mysterious contest. Leo Martin was once a student there, but lost his passion for the grand jeu following...

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21st birthday by James Patterson

21st birthday

James Patterson

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"Detective Lindsay Boxer vows to protect a young woman from a serial killer long enough to see her twenty-first birthday. When young wife and mother Tara Burke goes missing with her baby girl, all eyes are on her husband, Lucas. He paints her not as a...

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Hour of the witch by Chris Bohjalian

Hour of the witch

Chris Bohjalian

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"Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in the New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield,...

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Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri

Whereabouts

Jhumpa Lahiri

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"Exuberance and dread, attachment and estrangement: in this novel, Jhumpa Lahiri stretches her themes to the limit. In the arc of one year, an unnamed narrator in an unnamed city, in the middle of her life’s journey, realizes that she’s lost her way....

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The tycoon and the wedding planner by Kandy Shepherd

The tycoon and the wedding planner

Kandy Shepherd

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"When one wedding leads to another... Kate Parker distracts herself from her memories by keeping busy--and how better than organizing weddings for Dolphin Bay's sweethearts? But tall, dark and handsome tycoon Sam Lancaster's arrival suddenly has Kate...

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Klara and the sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

Klara and the sun

Kazuo Ishiguro

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"From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon ...

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The bait by Carol (Carol A.) author. Ericson

The bait

Carol (Carol A.) author. Ericson

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They're after a vicious serial killer. And this time, it's personal. Decades after The Player's infamous murder spree, a third copycat killer terrorizes LA. Detective Jake McAllister and victim advocate Kyra Chase launch a risky dark web investigation...

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Secret billionaire on her doorstep by Michelle Douglas

Secret billionaire on her doorstep

Michelle Douglas

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A shocking inheritance... An emotional journey... After heartbreak in Sydney, Callie's ready to start afresh in New York! But staying in an apartment she's inherited from a grandmother she never knew leads to many unsolved family questions... Luckily,...

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Rescued by the guarded tycoon by Rosanna Battigelli

Rescued by the guarded tycoon

Rosanna Battigelli

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A snowbound single mum... and her reluctant rescuer! When bachelor tycoon Red Brannigan rescues single mum Ronnie during a snowstorm, they're forced to spend the night together in front of a crackling fire to keep warm. It's the perfect romantic setting,...

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Cowboy in disguise by Allison Leigh

Cowboy in disguise

Allison Leigh

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The truth is about to come out! From the first time Jay Cross met Arabella Fortune, he has longed to tell her everything. The Stetson-wearing Texan and hotel employee has been hiding a secret, and it's a biggie. The closer he gets to sweet Bella, however,...

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Texas tough by Janice Maynard

Texas tough

Janice Maynard

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He's the kind of cowboy even big-city women dream about... The only reason artsy Abby Carmichael is way out in Royal, Texas, is to shoot a documentary film. But to get it right, she needs a cowboy. And fifth-generation Texas Cattleman's Club member C...

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One week to claim it all by Adriana (Romance author) author. Herrera

One week to claim it all

Adriana (Romance author) author. He...

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She's on track to be the new CEO. Her ex is the only one standing in the way. When Esmeralda Sambrano-Pena unexpectedly inherits her father's media empire, it ruffles more than a few feathers. And no one is more conflicted about it than Rodrigo Alman...

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Trouble in big timber by B. J. author. Daniels

Trouble in big timber

B. J. author. Daniels

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He's back at Cardwell Ranch to find a killer. Ford Cardwell is shocked when his college crush calls him out of the blue - even more so when he hears a gunshot. But when he joins forces with medical examiner Henrietta "Hitch" Rogers, she makes him wonder...

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The earl's reluctant proposal by Louise Allen

The earl's reluctant proposal

Louise Allen

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When an eligible earl... meets a plain music teacher... Max Fenton, Earl of Burnham, needs someone to attend a house party with him and keep an eye on his wilful, romantically inclined stepsister. Though he thinks he must have taken leave of his senses...

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The bluestocking duchess by Julia Justiss

The bluestocking duchess

Julia Justiss

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Her good friend... is suddenly a duke's heir! In this Heirs in Waiting story, Miss Jocelyn Sudderfeld is working at Edge Hall, indulging her love of translating ancient texts with her librarian father - and evading the need to marry! She's always enjoyed...

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The duke's runaway bride by Jenni Fletcher

The duke's runaway bride

Jenni Fletcher

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From shopkeeper... to Duke's wife! When Beatrix, Duchess of Howden, writes to her estranged husband offering a divorce, she's stunned when he arrives on her doorstep with a different proposition: a six-week marriage trial! Quinton Roxbury seems cold ...

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To wed a wallflower by Carol Arens

To wed a wallflower

Carol Arens

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An unexpected reunion... now a forbidden temptation! At a country party arranged to find his widowed brother a wife, William Talton is surprised to see Ginny Penneyjons, a shy, beautiful girl from his past, among the prospective brides! Their connection...

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Betrothed to the enemy Viking by Michelle Styles

Betrothed to the enemy Viking

Michelle Styles

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A wounded Viking warrior must keep his enemies close... Left for dead by a mysterious attacker, Viking warlord Kal Randrson comes round with a deep head wound and a hazy memory. And yet he instantly recognises his rescuer - captivating Lady Cynehild,...

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Matchmaker and the Manhattan millionaire by Cara Colter

Matchmaker and the Manhattan millionaire

Cara Colter

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Bride for the weekend... or a for ever vow? Committed bachelor Jonas Boyden needs a temporary fiancé́e to fool his family - fast! Turning to a matchmaking business, he finds the owner, Krissy Clark, fits the bill perfectly. After he entices buttoned-up...

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Winning back his runaway bride by Jessica Gilmore

Winning back his runaway bride

Jessica Gilmore

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A wife to remember... a marriage to rescue! When her workaholic billionaire husband is injured in an accident, Charlotte Samuels is shocked to realise he has no memory of their brief whirlwind marriage - or the fact that they are about to divorce! Te...

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The billionaire's Cinderella housekeeper by Miranda Lee

The billionaire's Cinderella housekeeper

Miranda Lee

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New job? Check. Drop-dead gorgeous boss? Check! For hardworking Ruby, accepting a live-in housekeeping position for an absent mystery tycoon should be easy! But when he returns, she quickly realises that working for the seriously sexy Sebastian is going...

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The surprise Bollywood baby by Tara Pammi

The surprise Bollywood baby

Tara Pammi

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Falling for a Bollywood superstar... leads to the shock of a lifetime! For actress Zara Khan, a pretend romance with old flame director Virat Raawal is the ideal story to feed the press - and halt her family's attempts to marry her off. But after sparks...

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The world's most notorious Greek by Jackie Ashenden

The world's most notorious Greek

Jackie Ashenden

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The price of his ring: Passion... but at what cost? To defy the father who refused to acknowledge him, and to gain his rightful inheritance, Achilles Templeton must wed and have a son. For a famous playboy like himself, such conditions seem impossible...

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Terms of their Costa Rican temptation by Pippa Roscoe

Terms of their Costa Rican temptation

Pippa Roscoe

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A deal forged in paradise... A connection built to last? Skye Soames's search for her family's long-lost diamonds leads her to Benoit Chalendar's mansion in the Costa Rican rainforest. The billionaire offers to help her find the diamonds - if she agrees...

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Crowning his innocent assistant by Milly Adams

Crowning his innocent assistant

Milly Adams

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'Don't tempt me, Matteo.' But their chemistry is royally irresistible! Countless women would be thrilled to marry King Matteo de la Cruz. Yet his brilliant personal assistant, Livia, flat-out refuses his proposal...and then quits! Matteo is outraged,...

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The GP's secret baby wish by Sue (Susan) author. MacKay

The GP's secret baby wish

Sue (Susan) author. MacKay

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Is the future she wants...just a dream? Four years ago, GP Lily Scott walked away from Dr Max Bryant and their sizzling fling. Why? Well, if the past has taught Lily anything, it's to be cautious with her heart. But Lily's rulebook is about to go out...

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One night with her Italian doc by Karin Baine

One night with her Italian doc

Karin Baine

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One hot summer night together... just isn't enough! A Mediterranean cruise is exactly what nurse Sophie Blythe needs. It's the perfect opportunity to rediscover the free-spirited woman she once was, before she met her cheating ex. And ship doctor Luc...

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Falling again in El Salvador by Julie Danvers

Falling again in El Salvador

Julie Danvers

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A second chance... could be their greatest adventure! A humanitarian mission in stunning rural El Salvador will give obstetrician Cassie Andover the chance to focus on the medicine that she loves. But the one piece of her past she never expects to find...

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One night before the royal wedding by Sharon Kendrick

One night before the royal wedding

Sharon Kendrick

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A seductive stranger... Or her future husband? Princess Zabrina has agreed to a convenient match with a king she's yet to meet to save her country from economic ruin. But before her wedding day, she seizes her first and last taste of freedom - with the...

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Pride and the Italian's proposal by Kate Hewitt

Pride and the Italian's proposal

Kate Hewitt

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'I want to ask you to marry me.' The impossible billionaire's announcement! Fiery Liza Benton couldn't have dreamed that after being dragged into the life of the super-rich, she'd be thrown into Fausto Danti's path. She can't stand his arrogance... until...

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The sheikh's marriage proclamation by Annie (Romantic fiction writer) author. West

The sheikh's marriage proclamation

Annie (Romantic fiction writer) author....

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Shielded by her enemy... Tempted by the forbidden... Fleeing a forced betrothal, Tara Michaels escapes across the border, landing in Sheikh Raif's opulent palace. Their countries are enemies, and he's bossy and proud, but this charismatic desert King...

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Present tense by Natalie Conyer

Present tense

Natalie Conyer

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Retired police chief Piet Pieterse has been murdered, necklaced in fact. A tyre placed round his neck, doused with petrol, set alight. An execution from the apartheid era and one generally confined to collaborators. Who would target Pieterse this way,...

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Long flight home by Lainie Anderson

Long flight home

Lainie Anderson

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The First World War is over and air mechanic Wally Shiers has promised to return home to his fiancé́e, Helena Alford. But Wally never reckoned on charismatic fighter pilot Ross Smith, and an invitation to compete in the world's most audacious air race....

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High infidelity by Shelley Davidow

High infidelity

Shelley Davidow

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At forty-four, loyal English wife Lara Winters discovers that Brock, her husband of 21 years, has been cheating on her. Devastated, desperate, she flees her home in London and heads for the farthest place she can imagine, from her old, blinkered life....

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His blind date bride by Scarlet Wilson

His blind date bride

Scarlet Wilson

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A missed blind date... leads to a chance at for ever! After exchanging messages for months via a dating app, Surgeon Ivy Ross is finally ready to meet up with 'Mr Right'. But when work calls her away, the chance is lost... until fate intervenes and Ivy's...

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Second chance in Barcelona by Fiona McArthur

Second chance in Barcelona

Fiona McArthur

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He's the stranger she'll never forget... she's the midwife he still wants! Midwife Cleo Wren is horrified to discover the gorgeous Spaniard she spent an impulsive night of passion with is Dr Felipe Gonzales, an eminent oncologist with VIP connections!...

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Risking her heart on the trauma doc by Louisa Heaton

Risking her heart on the trauma doc

Louisa Heaton

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Can two love-weary doctors... heal each other? Dr Jess Young plans to use her time on the small Scottish island of Thorney to figure out how she can rebuild her shattered life after a recent blow that has stolen the future she dreamed of. Only Dr Adam...

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Prodigal of death by T. T. author. Flynn

Prodigal of death

T. T. author. Flynn

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Lonesome Lang and Tarnation Tucker watch a runaway buckboard hit a hairpin turn and vanish... Dave Worth is transported back to Lode City to be charged with murder - and finds a lynch mob waiting at the station... George Brandon and Rosie O'Grady fin...

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The Ullswater undertaking by Rebecca Tope

The Ullswater undertaking

Rebecca Tope

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Spring has brought many new beginnings into the world of Persimmon 'Simmy' Brown. Not only has her baby arrived, but she and her fiancé Christopher have moved to the historic village of Hartsop - and their forthcoming nuptials are only a short month away....

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The creak on the stairs by 1988- author. Eva Björg Ægisdóttir

The creak on the stairs

1988- author. Eva Björg Ægisdóttir

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When a body of a woman is discovered at a lighthouse in the Icelandic town of Akranes, it soon becomes clear that she's no stranger to the area. Chief Investigating Officer Elma, who has returned to Akranes following a failed relationship, and her co...

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The world at my feet by Catherine Isaac

The world at my feet

Catherine Isaac

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1990. Harriet is a journalist. Her job takes her to dangerous places, where she asks questions and tries to make a difference. But when she is sent to Romania, to the state orphanages the world is only just learning about, she is forced to rethink her...

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Vanished by James Delargy

Vanished

James Delargy

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Lorcan and Naiyana are desperate to move their young family far away from the hustle and bustle of modern city life. The abandoned town of Kallayee seems like the perfect getaway: no one has lived there for decades. It will be peaceful. Quiet. Secure....

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The diplomat's wife by Michael Ridpath

The diplomat's wife

Michael Ridpath

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1936. Devastated by the death of her beloved brother Hugh, Emma seeks to keep his memory alive by embracing his dreams of a communist revolution. But when she marries an ambitious diplomat, she must live within the confines of embassy life in Paris and...

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The duchess of Sydney by Dawn Knox

The duchess of Sydney

Dawn Knox

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Convicted of a crime she did not commit, and sentenced to the colonies in Australia, Georgiana had lost all hope... until she met Francis Brooks, Lieutenant on the transport ship and tasked with protecting her. Would she ever unravel all the secrets that...

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The one hundred years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin

The one hundred years of Lenni and Margot

Marianne Cronin

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Life is short. No-one knows that better than seventeen-year-old Lenni living on the terminal ward. But as she is about to learn, it's not only what you make of life that matters, but who you share it with. Dodging doctor's orders, she joins an art class...

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The fine art of invisible detection by Robert Goddard

The fine art of invisible detection

Robert Goddard

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Umiko Wada has had quite enough excitement in her life. With her husband recently murdered and a mother who seems to want her married again before his body is cold, she just wants to keep her head down. As secretary to a private detective, her life i...

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Lone rider from Texas by Peter Dawson

Lone rider from Texas

Peter Dawson

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A young man is in a quandary when all the evidence in two murder cases points directly at his father... A guard is forced to choose between a seemingly impossible love and complicity in a stagecoach robbery... A Texas cattle rancher rides into New Mexico...

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Murder in Piccadilly by Charles Kingston

Murder in Piccadilly

Charles Kingston

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When Bobbie Cheldon falls in love with a pretty young dancer at the Frozen Fang night club in Soho, he has every hope of an idyllic marriage. But Nancy has more worldly ideas about her future: she is attracted not so much to Bobbie as to the fortune he...

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Houston's story by Abe Dancer

Houston's story

Abe Dancer

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George Houston's line of work carries with it infamy and danger, and it's not long before his peaceable ride through Utah is cut dramatically short. After a bank robbery and the killing of one of its leading businessmen, the town of Bullhead is angry...

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The Valerons - retribution! by Terrell L. author. Bowers

The Valerons - retribution!

Terrell L. author. Bowers

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Not all criminals wear masks and carry guns. Some hide behind respectability and seldom wield a weapon. The Valerons seek justice for an attack and theft, but they find no smoking gun, no gunmen, not a single piece of evidence against the perpetrators....

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After the storm by Sally Hawker

After the storm

Sally Hawker

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With the war over and Matthew back home with her, Tessa is looking forward to starting their married life together. But Matthew seems unable to settle to civilian life. He lies to Tessa that he is seeking work when in truth he is meeting another woman....

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A suitable companion by Philippa Carey

A suitable companion

Philippa Carey

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Earl Barton's daughter's new governess is collected from the stagecoach stop. However, the next morning they discover Clara Thompson is the wrong young lady - she had been expecting to be companion to a Lady Sutton. But Lady Sutton refuses to exchange...

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The summerhouse ghost by Camilla Kelly

The summerhouse ghost

Camilla Kelly

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Lizzie is thrilled when her theatre company gets the chance to put on an open-air production at a Georgian country house. As soon as she sees the property she's enchanted by it - and by two of the residents: Griffin, and his foster son, Oscar. But the...

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A Cornish promise by Terri Nixon

A Cornish promise

Terri Nixon

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Cornwall, 1929. Fiona Fox, youngest child of the celebrated Fox family, is a devoted volunteer at the local lifeboat station, giving all her free time and her energy to the selfless crew. But when she seizes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do more,...

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Victory for the East End Angels by Rosie Hendry

Victory for the East End Angels

Rosie Hendry

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The war is almost over - and it's up to the East End Angels to keep the home fires burning! Frankie's fiancé, a doctor, is overseas looking after the troops - will he return safely home? Winnie has a happy secret - but can she carry on at Station 75 when...

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The land girls from Coronation Street by Maggie Sullivan

The land girls from Coronation Street

Maggie Sullivan

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Vera Sharples, the over-protected daughter of Ena, longs for independence, and while her mother wants to marry her off, she isn't keen on Bob Lomax, Vera's own choice for matrimony. Her friend, Lily Longhurst, has found herself on the wrong side of a...

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A ration book daughter by Jean Fullerton

A ration book daughter

Jean Fullerton

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Cathy was a happy, blushing bride when Britain went to war with Germany three years ago. But her youthful dreams were crushed by her violent husband Stanley's involvement with the fascist Blackshirts, and even when he's conscripted to fight she knows...

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A shop girl in Bath by Rachel Brimble

A shop girl in Bath

Rachel Brimble

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Hardworking and whip-smart, Elizabeth Pennington is the rightful heir of Bath's premier department store - but her father, Edward Pennington, believes his daughter lacks the business acumen to run his empire. He is resolute that a man will succeed hi...

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Skelton's guide to suitcase murders by David Stafford

Skelton's guide to suitcase murders

David Stafford

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A woman's dismembered corpse is discovered in a quarry, and police quickly link the victim back to their chief suspect: her husband, Doctor Ibraham Aziz. His wife had been planning to leave him, so his guilt isn't in doubt as far as local law enforcement...

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The miner's lass by Glenda Young

The miner's lass

Glenda Young

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A life of poverty in a cramped pit cottage is all that 17-year-old Ruby Dinsdale has known. Even with her father and younger brother working at the coal mine, money is tight. Her mother Mary is skilled at stretching what little they have, but the sma...

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Notorious by Minerva Spencer

Notorious

Minerva Spencer

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"Drusilla Clare is full of opinions about why a woman shouldn't marry. But that doesn't stop the rush of desire she feels each time her best friend's brother, notorious rake Gabriel Marlington, crosses her path. So imagine her dismay when she finds herself...

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Everything changes by Stephanie Johnson

Everything changes

Stephanie Johnson

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"Buying a run-down motel to start a new life - what could possibly go wrong? In this funny and moving novel, prize-winning author Stephanie Johnson turns her wry eye on us. Their first guests are a classic cast of the sorrowful and dysfunctional that...

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Tell me lies by J. P. Pomare

Tell me lies

J. P. Pomare

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"Psychologist Margot Scott has a picture-perfect life: a nice house in the suburbs, a husband, two children and a successful career. On a warm spring morning Margot approaches one of her clients on a busy train platform. He is looking down at his phone,...

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The family gift by Cathy Kelly

The family gift

Cathy Kelly

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"Freya Abalone has a big, messy, wonderful family, a fantastic career, and a new house - on the outside. On the inside, she's got Mildred - the name she's given to that nagging inner critic who tells us all we're not good enough. And now Freya's belo...

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Mrs Boots by Deborah Carr

Mrs Boots

Deborah Carr

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"An incredible historical novel inspired by the true story behind the Boots empire. Jersey 1885. On the beautiful island of Jersey, Florence Rowe lives a quiet life working in her father's bookshop. Life for the Rowe family is good, but Florence can't...

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The testimony of Alys Twist by Suzannah Dunn

The testimony of Alys Twist

Suzannah Dunn

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"1553: deeply-divided England rejoices as the rightful heir, Mary Tudor, sweeps to power on a tide of populist goodwill. But the people should have been careful what they wished for: Mary's mission is to turn back time to an England of old. Within weeks...

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Olive Bright, pigeoneer by Stephanie Graves

Olive Bright, pigeoneer

Stephanie Graves

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"Though war rages across mainland Europe, the little village of Pipley in Hertfordshire bustles along much as it always has. Adrift since her best friend, George, joined the RAF, 22-year-old Olive Bright fills her days by helping at her father's vete...

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A room made of leaves by Kate Grenville

A room made of leaves

Kate Grenville

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"It is 1788. Twenty-one-year-old Elizabeth is hungry for life but, as the ward of a Devon clergyman, knows she has few prospects. When proud, scarred soldier John Macarthur promises her the earth one midsummer's night, she believes him. But Elizabeth...

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The five shilling children by Lindsey Hutchinson

The five shilling children

Lindsey Hutchinson

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"Adam and Polly Fitch face a bleak future after being sold for just five shillings to Miss Reed's orphanage by their bullying father. Missing their mother Minnie, and their three brothers still at home, they know they must stick together to survive. But...

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The smallest man by Frances Quinn

The smallest man

Frances Quinn

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"My name is Nat Davy. Perhaps you've heard of me? There was a time when people up and down the land knew my name, though they only ever knew half the story. The year of 1625, it was, when a single shilling changed my life. That shilling got me taken off...

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Crushed by Kate Hamer

Crushed

Kate Hamer

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"Phoebe stands on Pulteney Bridge, tights gashed from toe to thigh. The shock of mangled metal and blood-stained walls flashes through her mind as she tries to cover her face so she won't be recognised. It wouldn't do to be spotted looking like this....

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This is me by Shari Low

This is me

Shari Low

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"Married to Ray, her first and only love, Denise has never for one moment regretted putting the husband she idolised on a pedestal above everyone and everything else. But, after 40 years of marriage, he is gone, leaving Denise to discover that their ...

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The 24-hour café by Libby Page

The 24-hour café

Libby Page

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"Welcome to the café that never sleeps. Day and night Stella's Café opens its doors for the lonely and the lost, the morning people and the night owls. It is many things to many people but most of all it is a place where life can wait at the door. A place...

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The butcher of Berner Street by Alex (Crime fiction writer) Reeve

The butcher of Berner Street

Alex (Crime fiction writer) Reeve

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"The headlines scream warnings about the 'Butcher of Berner Street!' and the journalist behind them - Leo Stanhope - is secretly thrilled to see the effect his words are having. Leo's previous work has largely been concentrated on more mundane issues...

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The liar's daughter by Claire Allan

The liar's daughter

Claire Allan

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"Joe McKee - pillar of the Derry community - is dead. As arrangements are made for the traditional Irish wake, friends and family are left reeling at how cancer could have taken this much-loved man so soon. But grief is the last thing that Joe's daughter...

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The moment before impact by Alison Bruce

The moment before impact

Alison Bruce

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"An evening out for five students ends in tragedy, with two dead and one critically injured. Nicci Waldock survives, but her life is left in tatters. Years later, a sighting of Jack Bailey, the brother of her dead friend, leaves her with a shocking r...

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The final twist by Jeffery Deaver

The final twist

Jeffery Deaver

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"Colter Shaw finds himself in San Francisco, where he has taken on the mission his father began years ago: locating a missing courier bag containing evidence that will bring down a corporate espionage firm responsible for hundreds, perhaps thousands,...

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From the ashes by Deborah Challinor

From the ashes

Deborah Challinor

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"Auckland,1956. Allie Manaia works at Smith and Caughey's department store. It's been two years since the Dunbar and Jones fire, where some of her friends perished, but she still has nightmares. Allie and her husband, Sonny, are desperate for a baby,...

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The hunted by Gabriel Bergmoser

The hunted

Gabriel Bergmoser

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"Where does the adventure end and the nightmare begin? Frank owns a service station on a little-used highway. His granddaughter, Allie, is sent to stay with him for the summer, but they don't talk a lot. Simon is a dreamer and an idealist, in thrall to...

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Poker chips and poison by Rodney Strong

Poker chips and poison

Rodney Strong

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"If old age doesn't get her ... the murderer will. 97 year old Alice Atkinson should be comfortably living out her days at the Silvermoon Retirement Village. But she's bored. A lifetime of living in the grey area between right and wrong means that wi...

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The survivors by Jane (Jane Elizabeth) Harper

The survivors

Jane (Jane Elizabeth) Harper

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"Kieran Elliott's life changed forever on the day a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences. The guilt that still haunts him resurfaces during a visit with his young family to the small coastal town he once called home. Kieran's parents are ...

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The Jacaranda House by Deborah Challinor

The Jacaranda House

Deborah Challinor

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"Deborah Challinor returns with a spellbinding novel about a woman living in Sydney's notorious King's Cross in 1964. Polly Manaia is living in Sydney's notorious Kings Cross, working as an exotic dancer. She's desperate to bring her young daughter to...

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The imitator by Rebecca Starford

The imitator

Rebecca Starford

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"Evelyn Varley has always been ambitious and clever. As a girl, she earned a scholarship to a prestigious academy well above her parents’ means, gaining her a best friend from one of England’s wealthiest families. In 1939, with an Oxford degree in hand...

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The price of two sparrows by Christy Collins

The price of two sparrows

Christy Collins

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"Heico is an ornithologist fighting a losing battle to protect the birds in his beachside suburb. When a journalist asks for comment on a planned development, Heico exaggerates his reports on how many migratory birds use the site. Soon it is revealed...

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The devils you know by Ben Sanders

The devils you know

Ben Sanders

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"Vincent needs a change. He's spent the last fifteen years in covert operations for the US government, but after a botched and fatal mission, he decides he's done with pulling triggers. He lucks into a dream job in Santa Barbara as head of security f...

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Who do you trust? by Kirsty Ferguson

Who do you trust?

Kirsty Ferguson

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A perfect sunny day, a family celebration, a heart-stopping hour that changes everything... Dana has all she ever wanted - a husband she loves, her four-year-old daughter Kelsey who is the apple of her eye, and another baby on the way to complete her...

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Summer kisses at Mermaids Point by Sarah Bennett

Summer kisses at Mermaids Point

Sarah Bennett

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Laurie Morgan runs a café in the small seaside community of Mermaids Point, named after the beauties rumoured to live in the waters a few miles off the top of the point. When a hazy image is posted online of what appears to be a mermaid, the café and...

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The village of lost and found by Alison Sherlock

The village of lost and found

Alison Sherlock

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Scandal hit party girl Lucy Conway needs to leave London fast, so she packs her bags and escapes to the sleepy village of Cranbridge to take care of her beloved Uncle Frank. But the country village isn't quite as idyllic as she remembers. To make mat...

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All you need is love by Jessica Redland

All you need is love

Jessica Redland

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When you've loved and lost, how do you find the strength to let love in again? Jemma thinks she's found the love of her life. Scott is everything she ever dreamed of and she can't wait to begin the next stage of their life together. But just as she is...

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The ex by Diane Saxon

The ex

Diane Saxon

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Sometimes your past just won't let go... As a heat wave grips the country, DS Jenna Morgan is called to a domestic incident at the home of a young family in Ironbridge. Pregnant Imelda Cheetham-Epstein has been found unconscious by her husband, Zak w...

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The hat girl from Silver Street by Lindsey Hutchinson

The hat girl from Silver Street

Lindsey Hutchinson

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Life is tough for Ella Bancroft. After her father, Thomas, is wheelchair-bound by an accident at the tube works, the responsibility for keeping a roof over their head falls to Ella. Ella's mother died when she was ten, and her sister Sally lives with...

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Home on Folly Farm by Jane Lovering

Home on Folly Farm

Jane Lovering

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To escape the pain of a breaking heart, Dora swapped city living for life as a shepherdess on her grandad's Yorkshire farm. More than a decade later Dora is still there, now farming the fifty acres and caring for the one hundred rare sheep by herself....

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Handbook for homicide by Lorna Barrett

Handbook for homicide

Lorna Barrett

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"Haven't Got A Clue bookshop owner Tricia Miles's relationship is on the rocks. After a not-so-fun vacation with her on-again-off-again lover, Marshall Cambridge, Tricia's hoping for smooth sailing back in Stoneham. Unfortunately, Booktown greets her...

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Endless mercy by Tracie Peterson

Endless mercy

Tracie Peterson

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"In 1891, when Madysen Powell's supposedly dead father shows up, her gift for forgiveness is tested and she's left searching for answers. Daniel Beaufort arrives in Nome, longing to start fresh after the gold rush leaves him with only empty pockets, and...

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Find me in Havana by Serena Burdick

Find me in Havana

Serena Burdick

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"Cuba, 1936: When Estelita Rodriguez sings in a hazy Havana nightclub for the very first time, she is nine years old. From then on, that spotlight of adoration--from Havana to New York's Copacabana and then Hollywood--becomes the one true accomplishment...

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The children's train by Viola Ardone

The children's train

Viola Ardone

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"Though Mussolini and the fascists have been defeated, the war has devastated Italy, especially the south. Seven-year-old Amerigo lives with his mother Antonietta in Naples, surviving on odd jobs and his wits like the rest of the poor in his neighborhood....

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Homeland elegies by Ayad Akhtar

Homeland elegies

Ayad Akhtar

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"A deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams, Homeland Elegies blends fact and fiction to tell an epic story of longing and dispossession in the world that 9/11 made. Part family drama, part social essay,...

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Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Piranesi

Susanna Clarke

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"From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality. Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls...

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