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GOLD by Chris Cleave

Read an excerpt of Chris Cleave's GOLD.

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A fantastic short story from the critically acclaimed author of THE TWILIGHT TIME and AFTER THE FIRE.

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Visit Zebedee Helm's official website for cartoons, drawings, and paintings from the cartoonist, as well as a hilarious blog.

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Read the first chapter of Carolyn Parkhurst's THE NOBODIES ALBUM.

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Follow Fi on Twitter for updates from the television producer and co-author of THE MIDDLE CLASS ABC.

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Fi Cotter-Craig is a television producer and lives in Norfolk and London. She is whip thin, a man-magnet and very occasionally tells dreadful lies.

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Read the first chapter of John le Carré's acclaimed TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, now a major film.

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The Appalling Guests

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Michael Parkinson has described Victoria Mather and Sue Macartney-Snape as 'not so much observers, more collectors, pinning their victims like butterflies in a display cabinet. Their observations are made with the wit and humour necessary to survive the circles they move in.' True to form, The Appalling Guests offers the chance to delight in yet another array of social stereotypes, from supermodel Tweetie's baby shower (the editor of Vogue has bought a leather nappy bag with organic nappy rash unguents wrapped in silver cellophane and sequins) to the Chalfont St Oswald amateur dramatics society staging of Little Red Riding Hood with leading light Pam, who has written it, directed it, designed the costumes and given herself the leading role.You'll recognise them all -- the back seat driver, the beautiful boy at the gym, the merchant banker, the Archers addict and the competitive mother. And thanks to The Appalling Guests, you'll know how to avoid them.

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COME SUNDAY, by Isla Morley

Read the first chapter of Isla Morley's COME SUNDAY.

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Follow Zebedee Helm on Twitter for updates and musings from the illustrator of THE MIDDLE CLASS ABC.

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GRACE WILLIAMS SAYS IT LOUD, by Emma Henderson

Read an excerpt of Emma Henderson's GRACE WILLIAMS SAYS IT ALL, shortlisted for the Orange Prize 2011.

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Watching the English: The International Bestseller Revised and Updated

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What Am I Still Doing Here?

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THE ROUNDABOUT MAN, by Clare Morrall

Read the first chapter of Clare Morrall's THE ROUNDABOUT MAN.

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The Dead Cat Bounce

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LIFESAVING FOR BEGINNERS by Ciara Geraghty

Read the prologue of Ciara Geraghty's newest novel, LIFESAVING FOR BEGINNERS.

Hodder & Stoughton

The Poison Tree

Erin Kelly

It is the sweltering summer of 1997, and Karen is a strait-laced, straight-A university student. When she meets the impossibly glamorous Biba, a bohemian orphan who lives in a crumbling old mansion in Highgate with her enigmatic brother Rex, she is soon drawn into their world - but something terrible is about to happen, and someone's going to end up dead..Already drawing comparisons to Barbara Vine, Tana French and Sophie Hannah, Erin Kelly is an extraordinarily talented new author.

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The Embarrassing Parents

Victoria Mather, Sue Macartney-Snape