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General fiction new titles

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Want to try something new? Here's a good mix of the most recent general fiction titles in book, large print or audio CD. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Something to live for by Richard Roper

Something to live for

Richard Roper

Audio CD

All Andrew wants is to be normal. He has the perfect wife and 2.4 children waiting at home for him after a long day. At least, that's what he's told people. The truth is, his life isn't exactly as people think and his little white lie is about to catch...

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Four weddings and a festival by Annie Robertson

Four weddings and a festival

Annie Robertson

Audio CD

Lifelong romcom fans Bea, Lizzie, Hannah and Kat always joked about getting married in the same year: their own 'Four Weddings' summer. Now, after a flurry of engagements, it seems that year has arrived. But when Bea turns down her long-term boyfriend...

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Five steps to happy by Ella Dove

Five steps to happy

Ella Dove

Audio CD

When struggling actress Heidi has a life-changing accident aged 32, her world falls apart. Stuck in hospital, unable to walk, her only companion is Maud, the elderly lady in the bed next to hers. Heidi misses her freedom - surely 32 is too young to be...

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A summer reunion by Fanny Blake

A summer reunion

Fanny Blake

Audio CD

Amy, Linda, Kate and Jane were best friends at school. Now, years later, they have grown apart. With a milestone birthday looming, Amy makes a shocking discovery about her husband, and decides it is time to reach out to her old friends once again. So,...

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The last of the Bonegilla girls by Victoria Purman

The last of the Bonegilla girls

Victoria Purman

Large Print

1954: Hoping to escape life as a refugee in post-war Germany, sixteen-year-old Hungarian Elizabeta arrives in Australia with her family. Her first stop is the Bonegilla Migrant Camp in rural Victoria, a temporary home for thousands of new arrivals. T...

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Charlie Savage by Roddy Doyle

Charlie Savage

Roddy Doyle

Large Print

Meet Charlie Savage: a middle-aged Dubliner with an indefatigable wife, an exasperated daughter, a drinking buddy who's realized that he's been a woman all along... Compiled here for the first time is a whole year's worth of Roddy Doyle's hilarious series...

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Coming home by Fern Britton

Coming home

Fern Britton

Large Print

Ella comes back to the beautiful Cornish coast to heal her heart after the death of her beloved grandmother, Adela. There she finds her home again and discovers a new life - but she also opens a treasure trove of family secrets... Twenty years ago, E...

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Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery

Jenny Colgan

Large Print

Summer has arrived in the Cornish town of Mount Polbearne, and Polly Waterford couldn't be happier. She's in love - with the beautiful seaside town she calls home, with running the bakery on Beach Street, and with her boyfriend Huckle. And yet there'...

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Tale of a tooth by Allie Rogers

Tale of a tooth

Allie Rogers

Large Print

Four-year-old Danny lives with his mother Natalie - 'Meemaw' - in a small Sussex town. Life is a struggle in their damp flat, where they depend on benefits for their peanut butter, bread, and Meemaw's phone data and rollies. When they are threatened with...

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The secrets between us by Laura Madeleine

The secrets between us

Laura Madeleine

Large Print

High in the mountains in the south of France, eighteen-year-old Ceci Corvin is trying hard to carry on as normal. But in 1943, there is no such thing as normal - especially not for a young woman in love with the wrong person. Scandal, it would seem, can...

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An unreliable man by Jostein Gaarder

An unreliable man

Jostein Gaarder

Large Print

Being solitary can be empty enough for someone who has a tendency towards it. But I think even that might be preferable to being lonely with another person. Jakop thought he'd found the partner he was looking for in Reidun - but it was less than three...

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Christmas at the beach hut by Veronica Henry

Christmas at the beach hut

Veronica Henry

Large Print

Everyone adores Christmas - especially Lizzy Kingham. But this year, she's feeling unloved and underappreciated by her family. The present-buying, decorating and food shopping have all been left to her. So Lizzy heads to her favourite place: a beach hut...

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Milkman by Anna Burns

Milkman

Anna Burns

Large Print

There were 'our shops' and 'their shops'. Placenames. What school you went to. What prayers you said... you created a political statement everywhere you went, and with everything you did, even if you didn't want to... In Northern Ireland, to be interesting...

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Pastures new by Margaret Thornton

Pastures new

Margaret Thornton

Large Print

1960. Having been firm friends ever since they met in a Blackpool boarding house five years before, Val, Cissie and Janice are all now happily married, preoccupied with their growing families. But the new decade will bring change for all three families....

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A postcard from Italy  by Alexandra. author. Brown

A postcard from Italy

Alexandra. author. Brown

Book

"Grace Quinn loves her job at Cohen’s Convenient Storage Company, finding occasional treasure in the forgotten units that customers have abandoned. Her inquisitive nature is piqued when a valuable art collection and a bundle of letters and diaries are...

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A dog called Jack  by Ivy Pembroke

A dog called Jack

Ivy Pembroke

Book

"For Sam, a widower recently returned to London, Jack is Christmas Street's unofficial welcoming committee. For Sam's young son, Teddy, the small, scruffy mutt is a confidante, Teddy's much-needed and so far only friend. Bill, the street's oldest, gr...

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Moments we forget  by Beth K. Vogt

Moments we forget

Beth K. Vogt

Book

"Jillian Thatcher has spent most of her life playing the family peacemaker, caught in the middle between her driven, talented older sister and her younger, spotlight-stealing twin sisters. Then on the night of her engagement party, a cancer diagnosis...

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The aunt who wouldn't die  by Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay

The aunt who wouldn't die

Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay

Book

"At eighteen, Somlata married into the Mitras: a once noble Bengali household whose descendants have taken to pawning off the family gold to keep up appearances. When Pishima, the embittered matriarch, dies, Somlata is the first to discover her aunt-...

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Five steps to happy  by Ella Dove

Five steps to happy

Ella Dove

Book

"When struggling actress Heidi has a life-changing accident aged 32, her world falls apart. Stuck in hospital and unable to walk, her only companion is Maud, the elderly lady in the bed next to hers. Heidi misses her flatmate, her life, her freedom -...

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Famous people  by Justin Kuritzkes

Famous people

Justin Kuritzkes

Book

"A young pop star traces the story of his unlikely rise to fame and his struggles with his father's suicide, sharing philosophical, darkly whimsical observations about the clash between celebrity and the human condition."--Provided by publisher.

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Starling days  by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Starling days

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Book

"Mina is staring over the edge of the George Washington Bridge when a patrol car drives up. She tries to convince the officers she's not about to jump but they don't believe her. Her husband, Oscar is called to pick her up. Oscar hopes that leaving New...

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Heart's ease  by Sarah Harrison

Heart's ease

Sarah Harrison

Book

"Heart's Ease is the loveliest house anyone knows and home to the fortunate Blyth family. Siblings Felicity, Charity, Honor and Bruno enjoy a blissfully happy childhood there before life pulls them in very different directions. Beautiful Felicity gains...

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A prayer for travelers  by Ruchika Tomar

A prayer for travelers

Ruchika Tomar

Book

"Set adrift when her grandfather passes away, Cale takes a waitressing job and reconnects with Penny, a former classmate who runs side-hustles to finance her dreams, but when Penny vanishes, Cale sets off on a dangerous quest across the desert to fin...

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I'm fine and neither are you  by Camille Pagán

I'm fine and neither are you

Camille Pagán

Book

Penelope Ruiz-Kar is barely keeping it together with her underemployed husband, their unruly brood, and the daily grind she calls a career. Her best friend, Jenny Sweet, is sailing through life with a passionate marriage, pristine house, and ultra-po...

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The quarter  by Najīb Maḥfūẓ

The quarter

Najīb Maḥfūẓ

Book

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The West Country winery  by Lizzie Lovell

The West Country winery

Lizzie Lovell

Book

"Chrissie loves her London life and job as an events manager. She loves her loyal lodger and cleaner Melina (a bit neurotic but hardly ever breaks anything), and her daughters Scarlet (loud, vegan, activist) and Ruby (quiet, musician, boffin). She even...

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A modern family  by Helga Flatland

A modern family

Helga Flatland

Book

"When Liv, Ellen and Håkon, along with their partners and children, arrive in Rome to celebrate their father’s seventieth birthday, a quiet earthquake occurs: their parents have decided to divorce.Shocked and disbelieving, the siblings try to come to...

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The girl I used to know  by Faith Hogan

The girl I used to know

Faith Hogan

Book

"Amanda King and Tess Cuffe are strangers who share the same Georgian house, but their lives couldn't be more different.Amanda seems to have it all, absolute perfection. She projects all the accoutrements of a lady who lunches. Sadly, the reality is a...

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Expectation  by Anna Hope

Expectation

Anna Hope

Book

"Hannah, Cate and Lissa are young, vibrant and inseparable. Living on the edge of a common in East London, their shared world is ablaze with art and activism, romance and revelry – and the promise of everything to come. They are electric. They are the...

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King of the Mississippi  by Mike (Army veteran) Freedman

King of the Mississippi

Mike (Army veteran) Freedman

Book

"An incisive, uproarious dissection of contemporary male vanity and delusion, centered around a "war" for dominance of a prestigious Houston consulting firm. On one side of the conflict is Brock Wharton, an old money ex-jock whose delight in telling clients...

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The bottle of tears  by Nick Alexander

The bottle of tears

Nick Alexander

Book

"Sisters Penny and Victoria seem to have nothing in common—except perhaps envy. Penny seems blessed with a perfect work-life balance, though only she knows how underpaid and underappreciated she is, while Victoria appears to have everything she could...

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Very nice  by Marcy Dermansky

Very nice

Marcy Dermansky

Book

"Rachel Klein never meant to kiss her creative writing professor, but with his long eyelashes, his silky hair, and the sad, beautiful life he laid bare on Twitter, she does, and the kiss is very nice. Zahid Azzam never planned to become a houseguest in...

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The secret hours  by Santa Montefiore

The secret hours

Santa Montefiore

Book

"Arethusa Clayton has always been formidable, used to getting her own way. On her death, she leaves unexpected instructions. Instead of being buried in America, on the wealthy East Coast where she and her late husband raised their two children, Arethusa...

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Live a little  by Howard Jacobson

Live a little

Howard Jacobson

Book

"Live a Little is a wickedly observed story of old age which follows the lives of two nonagenarians. ​Beryl Dusinbery, like Scheherazade, is telling the stories of her many husbands and love affairs to her two carers, whilst Shimi Carmelli mourns the...

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Bivouac  by Kwame Senu Neville Dawes

Bivouac

Kwame Senu Neville Dawes

Book

"When Ferron Morgan's father dies in suspicious circumstances, his trauma is exacerbated by the conflict within his family and among his father's friends over whether the death was the result of medical negligence or if it was a political assassination....

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One night, two lives  by Ann Victoria Roberts

One night, two lives

Ann Victoria Roberts

Book

"Suzie, a widow with two grown-up daughters, has made a success of her life - until, at a public event, she is faced by the man she last saw as a teenager, forty years ago. James, once a history student, is now an Anglican priest in Oxford, battling his...

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Valencia and Valentine  by Suzy Krause

Valencia and Valentine

Suzy Krause

Book

"Valencia, a timid debt collector with crippling OCD, is afraid of many things, but the two that scare her most are flying and turning thirty-five. To confront those fears, Valencia's therapist suggests that she fly somewhere-anywhere-before her upco...

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Passport to happiness  by Carrie (Romance fiction writer) Stone

Passport to happiness

Carrie (Romance fiction writer) Sto...

Book

"Everly Carter is bored. With her job, with her single status and with the never ending line of rubbish men on Tinder. Tired of going through the motions of seeming happy, Everly wants to be happy! So, in a spontaneous moment of bravery (perhaps spurred...

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Ducks, Newburyport  by Lucy Ellmann

Ducks, Newburyport

Lucy Ellmann

Book

"Latticing one cherry pie after another, an Ohio housewife tries to bridge the gaps between reality and the torrent of meaningless info that is the United States of America. She worries about her children, her dead parents, African elephants, the bed...

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The Saturday Night Ghost Club  by Craig Davidson

The Saturday Night Ghost Club

Craig Davidson

Book

"A short, irresistible, and bittersweet coming-of-age story in the vein of Stranger Things and Stand by Me about a group of misfit kids who spend an unforgettable summer investigating local ghost stories and urban legends"--

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Misconception  by Rebecca Freeborn

Misconception

Rebecca Freeborn

Book

An emotionally charged novel about love, loss, and what it means to be a mother. Ali and Tom are the perfect couple. They both have successful careers and are still madly in love after ten years. But when they are told their unborn baby has died, the...

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The last book party  by Karen Dukess

The last book party

Karen Dukess

Book

Summer, 1987. Eve Rosen is an aspiring writer in a low-level assistant job. She jumps at the chance to attend an early summer gathering at the Cape Cod home of famed New Yorker writer Henry Grey and his poet wife, Tillie. Dazzled by the guests and he...

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The need  by Helen Phillips

The need

Helen Phillips

Book

"When Molly, home alone with her two young children, hears footsteps in the living room, she tries to convince herself it's the sleep deprivation. She's been hearing things these days. Startling at loud noises. Imagining the worst-case scenario. It's...

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Stay and fight  by Madeline ffitch

Stay and fight

Madeline ffitch

Book

"Helen arrives in Appalachian Ohio full of love and eager to carry out her boyfriend’s ideas for living off the land. Too soon, with winter coming, her boyfriend calls it quits. Helped by Rudy, her government-questioning, wisdom-spouting,...

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Miracle on Cherry Hill  by Sŏn-mi Hwang

Miracle on Cherry Hill

Sŏn-mi Hwang

Book

"A heartwarming new novel about renewal and friendship.This is the story of a man named Kang Dae-su. His whole life is a miracle, rising from poverty to running a successful construction company. In his twilight years, Kang is diagnosed with a brain tumour....

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The archipelago of another life  by Andreï Makine

The archipelago of another life

Andreï Makine

Book

"A tense “Siberian Western” set in the inhospitable, boundless Russia taiga at the height of the Cold War.On the far eastern borders of the Soviet Union, in the sunset of Stalin's reign, soldiers are training for a war that could end all wars, for in...

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Heart keeper  by Alex Dahl

Heart keeper

Alex Dahl

Book

How far would you go to get your daughter back? It's been twelve months since Alison Miller-Juul's world fell apart when her six-year-old daughter, Amalie, drowned. Twelve months of sympathy cards, grief counselling and gritting her teeth, but it's still...

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In the heart of the garden  by Leah Fleming

In the heart of the garden

Leah Fleming

Book

"AD 912: Fritha - she sows her plot with the seeds of tragedy and waters it with bitter tears. But there is comfort in the nurturing of her plants and herbs and Fritha is rewarded by new life and new hope. 1998: Iris - more than 1,000 years later, Ir...

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Dumped actually  by Nick Spalding

Dumped actually

Nick Spalding

Book

"When Ollie Sweet is very publicly dumped by ‘The One’, his seemingly perfect world dissolves into misery, self-pity, and a bizarre rooftop meeting with a suicidal man in flip-flops. While most would seek out the support of loved ones at such a torrid...

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The getaway  by Maria. author. Duffy

The getaway

Maria. author. Duffy

Book

"Linda Costa is a woman on the edge. She thought that life would be easier now her kids are older, and she'd be spending her days on the tennis court or at boozy lunches with friends. But her never-ending merry-go-round of responsibilities is worse than...

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Sweet sorrow  by David Nicholls

Sweet sorrow

David Nicholls

Book

"One life-changing summer Charlie meets Fran... In 1997, Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don't remember in the school photograph. His exams have not gone well. At home he is looking after his father, when surely it should be the other way round,...

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The winemaker's secret  by Cynthia Ellingsen

The winemaker's secret

Cynthia Ellingsen

Book

Abby Harrington's family has dedicated their lives to cultivating the family vineyard and collecting vintage wines. But it takes only one night for the priceless collection to vanish, stolen during Abby's grandparents' sixtieth anniversary celebration....

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Freddy and Fredericka by Mark Helprin

Freddy and Fredericka

Mark Helprin

Audio CD

Freddy is the bright but aloof Prince of Wales. Fredericka is his blonde, beautiful and beloved wife. When they stumble into a public relations nightmare with no easy solution, they must make amends by serving an unusual penance. Litterally dropped from...

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They call me the cat lady  by Amy  ; author. Miller

They call me the cat lady

Amy ; author. Miller

Book

"Everyone in town knows Nancy Jones. She loves her cats. She loves her tumbledown house by the sea. She loves her job in the local school where she tries to help the children who need help the most. Nancy tries hard not to think about her past loves and...

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Copperhead  by Alexi Zentner

Copperhead

Alexi Zentner

Book

"All Jessup wants is to enjoy his senior year at Cortaca High and get a scholarship to attend college. It doesn't seem impossible. He's a standout varsity football player. A good student. He works at the local movie theater to help his mother make ends...

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The bead collector  by Sefi Atta

The bead collector

Sefi Atta

Book

"Lagos, January 1976, six years after the Nigerian Civil War. A new military regime has been in power for six months, but rumors are spreading that a countercoup is imminent. At an art exhibition in the affluent Ikoyi neighborhood, Remi Lawal, a Nigerian...

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The vogue  by Eoin McNamee

The vogue

Eoin McNamee

Book

"Late 1944, and two teenagers dance the Vogue in silence on the projectionist's floor of the Cranfield Aerodrome. She draws the outlines of their footwork in eyebrow pencil on the white sheet. He loses their bet. Decades later, a ghost returns to Mourne...

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Southern lights  by Danielle Steel

Southern lights

Danielle Steel

Book

Eleven years ago Alexa Hamilton left the South behind, fleeing the pain of her ex-husband's betrayal and the cruelty of his prominent Charleston family. Now an assistant D.A. in Manhattan, she's made a name for herself as a top prosecutor while juggling...

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Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand

Summer of '69

Elin Hilderbrand

Audio CD

Every year, the Levin children spend the summer at their grandmother's historic island home. But this year, Blair, the oldest sister, is pregnant with twins and unable to travel from Boston. Middle sister Kirby is caught up in civil rights protests. And...

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Where there's a Will by Beth Corby

Where there's a Will

Beth Corby

Audio CD

After leaving university at the age of twenty-five with no idea what to do with her life, Hannah is stunned when she is left a mystery bequest by her rich, estranged great-uncle Donald. But there's a catch: before she can find out what she's inherited,...

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The other side of the river by Jessica Blair

The other side of the river

Jessica Blair

Audio CD

Gennetta Turner's father owns a large jet-carving company, but there is intense competition within the industry. Mr Turner devises a way of consolidating his hold over the town by marrying his daughter off to the son of his arch-rival. However, Gennetta...

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Outcast child by Kitty Neale

Outcast child

Kitty Neale

Audio CD

Daisy Bacon has an ordinary, happy life living with her family in South London, until tragedy strikes and her mother is killed in a devastating accident. Blaming herself, Daisy retreats into a world of silence, unable to utter a word. When her father...

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Photos of you by Tammy Robinson

Photos of you

Tammy Robinson

Audio CD

When Ava Green turns twenty-eight, she discovers this will be her last birthday. The cancer she thought she'd beaten three years ago is back, only this time it's terminal - and she's not going to waste any of the time she has left. She's been dreaming...

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The life of Death by Lucy Booth

The life of Death

Lucy Booth

Audio CD

Elizabeth Murray has been condemned to burn at the stake when a strange man visits her. He offers her a deal: her soul in return for immortality. What he offers is not a normal life. To survive, Elizabeth must become Death. Elizabeth must ease the passing...

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Her husband's mistake by Sheila O'Flanagan

Her husband's mistake

Sheila O'Flanagan

Audio CD

Roxy's marriage has always been rock solid. After 20 years, and with two carefree kids, she and Dave are still the perfect couple. Until the day she comes home unexpectedly, and finds Dave in bed with their attractive, single neighbour. Suddenly Roxy...

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The Claim  by David Briggs

The Claim

David Briggs

Book

"When Evan Cadwallader's father dies, leaving behind a legacy of debt and failed businesses, Evan is doubtful that the derelict cottage in the foothills of the mountains will provide the financial answer but decides to visit anyway. He falls in love with...

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Needlemouse  by Jane O'Connor

Needlemouse

Jane O'Connor

Book

"Time to come out of hibernation... Sylvia Penton has been hibernating for years, it's no wonder she's a little prickly... Sylvia lives alone, dedicating herself to her job at the local university. On weekends, she helps out at a local hedgehog sanct...

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Everything you ever wanted  by Luiza Sauma

Everything you ever wanted

Luiza Sauma

Book

"You wake up. You go to work. You don't go outside for twelve hours at a time. You have strategy meetings about how to use hashtags. After work you order expensive drink after expensive drink until you're so blackout drunk you can't remember the circ...

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The travelers  by Regina Porter

The travelers

Regina Porter

Book

"Meet James Samuel Vincent - an affluent Manhattan attorney who shirks his modest Irish American background but hews to his father's philandering ways. James muddles through a topsy-turvy relationship with his son, Rufus, which is further complicated...

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An honest man  by Ben Fergusson

An honest man

Ben Fergusson

Book

"For eighteen-year-old Ralf living in West Berlin, the summer of 1989 opens up a whole new world. He and his three best friends have finished school for ever and are living in a golden few months before the next stage of their adult life begins. But the...

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The enlightenment of bees  by Rachel Linden

The enlightenment of bees

Rachel Linden

Book

"At 26, idealistic baker Mia West has her entire life planned out: a Craftsman cottage in Seattle, baking at The Butter Emporium, and the love of her life, her boyfriend Ethan, by her side. But when Ethan breaks up with her instead of proposing on their...

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Breathe in, cash out  by Madeleine Henry

Breathe in, cash out

Madeleine Henry

Book

"Allegra Cobb's resume: Straight-A Princeton grad, second-year analyst at a top-tier bank, one-time American Yoga National Competition Champion. Allegra Cobb's reality: Spends twenty-four hours a day changing the colors on bar charts, overusing the w...

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Madeleine  by Euan (Translator) Cameron

Madeleine

Euan (Translator) Cameron

Book

"Family history has always been a mystery to Jo Latymer. His father flatly refused to talk about it, and with no other relatives to consult, it seems that a mystery it shall always remain. Until of course, Jo meets Ghislaine, his beautiful French cousin,...

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Jacob's ladder  by L︠i︡udmila Uli︠t︡ska︠i︡a

Jacob's ladder

L︠i︡udmila Uli︠t︡ska︠i︡a

Book

"Jumping between the diaries and letters of Jacob Ossetsky in Kiev in the early 1900s and the experiences of his granddaughter Nora in the theatrical world of Moscow in the 1970s and beyond, Jacob's Ladder guides the reader through some of the most t...

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Fabulous  by Lucy Hughes-Hallett

Fabulous

Lucy Hughes-Hallett

Book

"Each of these startlingly original stories is set in modern Britain. Their characters include a people-trafficking gang-master and a prostitute, a migrant worker and a cocksure estate agent, an elderly musician doubly befuddled by dementia and the death...

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The bookish life of Nina Hill  by Abbi Waxman

The bookish life of Nina Hill

Abbi Waxman

Book

"Meet Nina Hill: A young woman supremely confident in her own ... shell. The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she some...

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Suzy, Suzy  by William Wall

Suzy, Suzy

William Wall

Book

"Suzy lives in a dysfunctional household. She can't stand her mother, her father is keeping secrets and her brother only seems to egg on their parents' erratic and unpredictable behaviour. Alongside her friends, Suzy finds herself drawn into the down...

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Black swans  by Eve Babitz

Black swans

Eve Babitz

Book

A new reissue of Babitz’s collection of nine stories that look back on the 1980s and early 1990s--decades of dreams, drink, and glimpses of a changing world. Black Swans further celebrates the phenomenon of Eve Babitz, cementing her reputation as the...

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Mercy train  by Rae. author. Meadows

Mercy train

Rae. author. Meadows

Book

"Samantha's mother has been dead almost a year when the box arrives on her doorstep. In it, she finds recipe cards, keepsakes, letters - relics of her mother Iris's past. But as Sam sifts through these family treasures, she uncovers evidence that her...

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Maggie Brown & others  by Peter Orner

Maggie Brown & others

Peter Orner

Book

In his orchestral and moving new book, Peter Orner ... chronicles people whose lives are at inflection points. In forty-four compressed gems, he grips us with a series of defining moments. Whether it's a first date that turns into a late-night road trip...

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The gifted school  by Bruce W. Holsinger

The gifted school

Bruce W. Holsinger

Book

"This deliciously sharp novel captures the relentless ambitions and fears that animate parents and their children in modern America, exploring the conflicts between achievement and potential, talent and privilege. Set in the fictional town of Crystal...

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The ghost clause  by Howard A. Norman

The ghost clause

Howard A. Norman

Book

It's been several months since Simon Inescort had a heart attack and keeled over the rail of a Nova Scotia-bound ferry. His widow, Lorca Pell, sold their farmhouse to newlyweds Zachary and Muriel after revealing that the deed contains a 'ghost clause,'...

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Tell me who we were  by Kate McQuade

Tell me who we were

Kate McQuade

Book

Infused with the keen insight of Joyce Carol Oates and haunting power of Kelly Link, a radiant collection of linked stories that explore the vulnerability, resilience, and hidden desires of women, following six girls over the course of sixty years, from...

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We went to the woods  by Caite Dolan-Leach

We went to the woods

Caite Dolan-Leach

Book

"They went off the grid. Their secrets didn't... Certain that society is on the verge of economic and environmental collapse, five disillusioned twenty-somethings make a bold decision: They gather in upstate New York to transform an abandoned farm, once...

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The ex  by Nicola Moriarty

The ex

Nicola Moriarty

Book

"Girl meets boy. They fall in love. There's just one problem... Georgia and Luke are in love. They've only been dating for a few months but Georgia is pretty sure he's the one. They get along so well; he's romantic and kind and funny. There's just one...

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A random act of kindness  by Sophie L. Jenkins

A random act of kindness

Sophie L. Jenkins

Book

"Fern is too busy making sure other people feel good about themselves to give much thought to her own happiness. But somehow, without her noticing, life has run away from her. Suddenly, Fern realises her vintage clothes business is struggling, and the...

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Under currents  by Nora Roberts

Under currents

Nora Roberts

Book

"Within the walls of a tasteful, perfectly kept house in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, young Zane Bigelow feels like a prisoner of war. Strangers - and even Zane's own aunt across the lake - see his parents as a successful surgeon and his st...

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The carer  by Deborah Moggach

The carer

Deborah Moggach

Book

"James is getting on a bit and needs full-time help. So Phoebe and Robert, his middle-aged children, employ Mandy, who seems willing to take him off their hands. But as James regales his family with tales of Mandy's virtues, their shopping trips, and...

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Bring me sunshine  by Laura Kemp

Bring me sunshine

Laura Kemp

Book

"Charlotte Bold is nothing like her name - she is shy and timid and just wants a quiet life. When her job doing the traffic news on the radio in London is relocated to Sunshine FM in Mumbles, she jumps at the chance for a new start in Wales. But when...

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Wunderland by Jennifer Cody Epstein

Wunderland

Jennifer Cody Epstein

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"East Village, 1989. Things had never been easy between Ava Fisher and her estranged mother Ilse. Too many questions hovered between them: Who was Ava's father? Where had Ilse been during the war? Why had she left her only child in a German orphanage...

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The curiosities by Susan Gloss

The curiosities

Susan Gloss

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Nell Parker has a PhD in Art History, a loving husband named Josh, and a Craftsman bungalow in Madison, WI. But her last pregnancy ended later in the second trimester, and rather than pausing to grieve, she pushes harder for testing and fertility tre...

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Nailed it!  by Mel. author. Campbell

Nailed it!

Mel. author. Campbell

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"Talented tradie Rose lands a job on reality TV show, Mansions in the Sky, where she aids contestants in turning shells of houses into glorious mansions. Despite this glamorous gig, she struggles to make friends, and her artistic parents are disappointed...

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Maggsie McNaughton's second chance  by Frances Maynard

Maggsie McNaughton's second chance

Frances Maynard

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"Everyone deserves a second chance. Small and dyslexic, with a short fuse, bad teeth, a prison record and something to prove, Marguerite McNaughton - Maggsie - doesn't need anybody or anything, thank you very much. She's more than capable of looking ...

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Secrets of Santorini  by Patricia Wilson

Secrets of Santorini

Patricia Wilson

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"Sent away to convent school at the age of six, Irini McGuire has never really known her celebrated archaeologist mother, Bridget, who lives on the paradise island of Santorini. So, when Irini receives news that Bridget has been injured at a dig and is...

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The Northern Lights Lodge  by Julie Caplin

The Northern Lights Lodge

Julie Caplin

Book

"With a shattered heart and her career completely in tatters, Lucy needs to get away from her life in the UK. But, when she takes a job as hotel manager of the Northern Lights Lodge, she doesn’t quite expect to find herself in the middle of a snowy nowhere,...

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Moonlight sonata  by Eileen (Haematologist) Merriman

Moonlight sonata

Eileen (Haematologist) Merriman

Book

A bitter-sweet novel of forbidden love and family secrets. 'No one must ever know.' It's the annual New Year family get-together. Molly is dreading having to spend time with her mother, but she is looking forward to her son spending time with his...

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Are we nearly there yet?  by Lucy Vine

Are we nearly there yet?

Lucy Vine

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"Alice is turning thirty and is stuck in a rut. Her friends are all coupling up and settling down, while she's still working as a temp, trying (and failing) not to shag her terrible ex, getting thrown out of clubs, and accidentally sexting her boss......

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A girl returned  by Donatella Di Pietrantonio

A girl returned

Donatella Di Pietrantonio

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"Told with an immediacy and a rare expressive intensity that has earned it countless adoring readers and one of Italy’s most prestigious literary prizes, A Girl Returned marks the English-language debut of an extraordinary literary talent. Set against...

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Love in a mist by Sarah Harrison

Love in a mist

Sarah Harrison

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"Everyone envies young Flora Mayfield: she has the best parents in the world. A successful, handsome father and a gorgeous, vivacious mother who adore each other, and no siblings with whom to share the limelight of their love and attention. But Flora...

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The most fun we ever had  by Claire Lombardo

The most fun we ever had

Claire Lombardo

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"When Marilyn Connolly and David Sorenson fall in love in the 1970s, they are blithely ignorant of all that's to come. By 2016, their four radically different daughters are each in a state of unrest: Wendy, widowed young, soothes herself with booze and...

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Surfside sisters  by Nancy Thayer

Surfside sisters

Nancy Thayer

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Growing up, Lara always dreamed of leaving Nantucket to become a writer. Now that she's a bestselling novelist living in New York City, she realizes that success isn't what she thought it would be. A deep rift with her childhood best friend, Isabelle,...

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Meltwater  by Suzanne Ashmore

Meltwater

Suzanne Ashmore

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"Meltwater is a homage to the power of storytelling. Of a woman's unique journey to find her `self'. A journey made difficult by the fact that Elizabeth has thirteen different `selves,' all part of her, all created to bury shocking memories of abuse....

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Half finished by Lauraine Snelling

Half finished

Lauraine Snelling

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"Recognizing how common it is for crafters to start many projects and finish few, a group of women join together to form a guild--Unfinished Projects Anonymous to keep each other on track and accountable. Three friends are tasked with the job of home...

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The baggage handler by David Rawlings

The baggage handler

David Rawlings

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"In a similar vein to The Traveler's Gift by Andy Andrews or Dinner with a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory, The Baggage Handler is a contemporary story that explores one question: What baggage are you carrying? When three people take the wrong suitcase...

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Just after midnight by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Just after midnight

Catherine Ryan Hyde

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"No longer tolerating her husband's borderline abuse, Faith escapes to her parents' California beach house to plan her next move. She never dreamed her new chapter would involve befriending Sarah, a fourteen-year-old on the run from her father and reeling...

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Tomorrow's bread by Anna Jean Mayhew

Tomorrow's bread

Anna Jean Mayhew

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"A richly researched yet lyrical Southern-set novel that explores the conflicts of gentrification--a moving story of loss, love, and resilience. In 1961 Charlotte, North Carolina, the predominantly black neighborhood of Brooklyn is a bustling city within...

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When all is said by Anne Griffin

When all is said

Anne Griffin

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"At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He's alone, as usual - though tonight is anything but. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story. Over the course of...

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Little faith by Nickolas Butler

Little faith

Nickolas Butler

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"Lyle Hovde is at the onset of his golden years, living a mostly content life in rural Wisconsin with his wife, Peg, daughter, Shiloh, and six-year old grandson, Isaac. After a troubled adolescence and subsequent estrangement from her parents, Shiloh...

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Hope on the inside by Marie Bostwick

Hope on the inside

Marie Bostwick

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"'Whatever comes your way, find the happiness in it.' Hope Carpenter received that advice from her mother decades ago. Now, with their four children grown, Hope and her husband, Rick, are suddenly facing an uncertain future, after a forced retirement...

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The lost letters of William Woolf by Helen Cullen

The lost letters of William Woolf

Helen Cullen

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"Lost letters have only one hope for survival ... Inside the Dead Letters Depot in East London, William Woolf is one of thirty letter detectives who spend their days solving mysteries: Missing postcodes, illegible handwriting, rain-smudged ink, lost ...

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A good enough mother by Bev Thomas

A good enough mother

Bev Thomas

Audio CD

Ruth Hartland is the director of a trauma unit, a psychotherapist with years of experience, wise and respected by her peers. But professional skill is no guard against private grief. The mother of grown twins, she is haunted by the fact that her beau...

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Let me be like water by S. K. Perry

Let me be like water

S. K. Perry

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Twenty-something Holly has moved to Brighton to escape. But now she’s here, sitting on a bench, listening to the sea sway… How is she supposed to fill the void her boyfriend left when he died, leaving her behind? She had thought she’d want to be on her...

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The silver ladies of London by Lesley Eames

The silver ladies of London

Lesley Eames

Audio CD

1920's London. This is a heart-warming story of friendship, loyalty, courage and love. Perfect for the fans of Elaine Everest and Daisy Styles. Dismissed without references when their employer's valuable necklace goes missing, friends Ruth, Lydia, Jenny...

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The sparkle pages by Meg Bignell

The sparkle pages

Meg Bignell

Audio CD

"Susannah Parks - wife, mother, cleaner of surfaces and runner of household - is a viola virtuoso. Except she hasn't picked up a viola for over a decade. She has, however, picked up a lot of Lego, socks, wet towels and other exhibits of mundanity....

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Less than zero by Bret Easton Ellis

Less than zero

Bret Easton Ellis

Audio CD

"Filled with relentless drinking in seamy bars and glamorous nightclubs, wild, drug-fuelled parties, and dispassionate sexual encounters, Less Than Zero - narrated by Clay, an eighteen-year-old student returning home to Los Angeles for Christmas - is...

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Bill Bailey's lot by Catherine Cookson

Bill Bailey's lot

Catherine Cookson

Audio CD

"Bill Bailey, the rugged Liverpudlian, was now a fully-fledged Tyneside building contractor, as staunchly loyal to his squad of workmen as they were to him. He had also met and married Fiona, a young widow with her own loveable family, to which she and...

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Heartbreak hotel by Jill Marie Landis

Heartbreak hotel

Jill Marie Landis

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"Return to Twilight Cove for a tender and suspenseful story of families lost and found, of unexpected love, and second chances."--

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The leavers by Lisa Ko

The leavers

Lisa Ko

Audio CD

One morning, Deming Guo's mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him....

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On the bright side by Hendrik Groen

On the bright side

Hendrik Groen

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On The Bright Side picks up where The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen left off, at the care home of the anarchic Old-But-Not-Dead Club where Hendrik and his friends are determined to enjoy their autumn years full of optimism. Written with his character...

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The mini-break  by Maddie Please

The mini-break

Maddie Please

Book

"Lulu has it all; a romance writer at the height of her career, she can often be found attending glittery parties or spending time with her good-looking, health-fanatic boyfriend, Benedict. When writer’s block strikes she goes on a mini-break to Devon,...

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A degree of truth  by Muriel Bolger

A degree of truth

Muriel Bolger

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"When undergraduate student Tansy Nugent lands herself a job as research assistant to debonair university professor Sean Pollard, her summer starts to look up. Captivated by his sophisticated ways and affable personality, a new world opens up to her -...

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10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world  by Elif Shafak

10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world

Elif Shafak

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"'In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore. Her brain cells, having run out of blood, were now completely deprived of oxygen. But they did not shut down....

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Fancy dancer by Fern Michaels

Fancy dancer

Fern Michaels

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On his thirty-fifth birthday, Jake St. Cloud inherits a fortune, and learns the whereabouts of his mysterious half-brother. On her deathbed, Selma St. Cloud revealed that Jake had a sibling, a product of his father's affair. At last, Jake is in a position...

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