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All Over the Town

R. F. Delderfield
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R. F. Delderfield

Nat Hearn came back from the War to be assistant editor and can carrier in chief of the Sandcome Clarion.R.F. Delderfield takes the lid off small town life with a relish born of experience and reveals the politicking and doubtful but only too human motives that swirl round and through the sieve of a small local paper.

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The Roundabout Man

Clare Morrall
Authors:
Clare Morrall

Who is the Roundabout Man?He doesn't look like a tramp, yet he lives on a roundabout in a caravan and survives on the leftovers from a nearby motorway service station. He calls himself Quinn, the name of a boy in a world-famous series of children's books, but he's nearer retirement than childhood.What he hopes no one will discover is that he's the real Quinn, immortalised as a child by his mother in her entrancing tales about a little boy's adventures with his triplet sisters. It is this inheritance he has successfully run away from - until now. When  Quinn's reclusive existence is invaded, he has to turn and face his past, and all the uncomfortable truths it contains about himself, his sisters and, most of all, his mother. By the author of Astonishing Splashes of Colour and The Man Who Disappeared, The Roundabout Man delivers a wittily observed slice of modern life as it plumbs the gulf between nostalgia and reality.

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The Year After

Martin Davies
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Martin Davies

DECEMBER 1919. Tom Allen, uncomfortable in London after five years in uniform, receives an invitation to spend Christmas at Hannesford Court.It's almost as if nothing has changed. Cards in the library after dinner. The Boxing Day shoot. The New Year ball. Margot.But Tom hasn't forgotten the professor. A strange meeting in Germany has raised a question in his mind: in all his visits to Hannesford before the War, all those years observing the glittering life of its owners, how much did he ever really see?

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The Illicit Happiness of Other People

Manu Joseph
Authors:
Manu Joseph

Seventeen-year-old Unni has done something terrible. The only clue to his actions lies in a comic strip he has drawn, which has fallen into the hands of his father Ousep - a nocturnal anarchist with a wife who is fantasizing about his early death. Ousep begins investigating the extraordinary life of his son, but as he circles closer and closer to the truth, he unravels a secret that shakes his family to the core.Set in Madras in the 1990s, where every adolescent male is preparing for the toughest exam in the world, this is a powerful and darkly comic story involving an alcoholic's probe into the minds of the sober, an adolescent cartoonist's dangerous interpretation of absolute truth, an inner circle of talented schizophrenics and the pure love of a 12-year-old boy for a beautiful girl.

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Don't You Forget About Me

Alexandra Potter
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Alexandra Potter
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Devil's Charge

Michael Arnold
Authors:
Michael Arnold
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The Secrets of Mary Bowser

Lois Leveen
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Lois Leveen
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Nightwoods

Charles Frazier
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Charles Frazier
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Brodmaw Bay

F.G. Cottam
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F.G. Cottam
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Her Giant Octopus Moment

Kay Langdale
Authors:
Kay Langdale

When a surrogate mother pretends the pregnancy has miscarried, and bears a daughter - to whom does the child belong? To her runaway birth mother, or her deceived father and his wife?Scout, born as a result of a surrogacy arrangement, is kept by her biological mother, Joanie, who has deliberately deceived both the clinic and Scout's intended parents by claiming to have had a miscarriage. When this deception comes to light ten years later, a compelling moral dilemma unfolds as Joanie makes her situation worse in the eyes of the law and social services by going on the run.Scout is a resourceful, anxious, perceptive child. She craves normality in the face of her mother's restlessness and unaccountability. She is loyal to her mother, and loves her deeply, despite being aware of her inconsistencies.Will the Family Court make the right decision for this vulnerable and determined little girl?

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The Camera Never Lies

Tess Daly
Authors:
Tess Daly

Britt Baxter is unaware of the effect she has on people. A big-hearted, no nonsense northern girl, she naturally looks for the best in everyone she meets, but in her attempts to make it as a model she finds she struggles against being pinned down on the casting couch by the most unlikely people...So when a happy accident lands her a career as a presenter on breakfast television, it looks as if she has made it out of the modelling world of close-ups and cattle calls and into the big time - or at least daytime TV.But scarcely has Britt had time to wonder at how far she has come, when backstage machinations propel her with ever increasing speed through a series of trapdoors and she soon realises that the drama backstage far eclipses anything that happens in front of the camera.'Fun, sad and packed with glamour and deceit, this brilliantly written read will have you hooked.' 5*Closer'It's a whirlwind of glitz, glamour and sex.'Heat'The gorgeous and fearless Tess has stuck her neck out and written a delightfully sharp and well-observed novel (4 stars)' Mirror'Tess has written a brilliant debut full of memorable characters and gasp-out-loud scenarios.'Star

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The Parisian's Return

Julia Stagg
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Julia Stagg

Cri de coeurWhen Stephanie brains an intruder with a stale baguette, she doesn't realise she has assaulted the new owner of the village grocery. Parisian-exile Fabian's welcome goes from bad to worse as his attempts to drag the shop into the modern age are met with a resounding non!by the residents of the small commune of Fogas in the French Pyrenees. He is on the verge of admitting defeat when he's hit by a coup de foudre and falls in love.Stephanie herself is too busy for l'amour. Working at l'Auberge and getting her garden centre off the ground is taking all her energy. She doesn't even notice that her daughter Chloe has something on her mind. Troubled by a sinister stranger she has seen loitering in the village, Chloe has no one to turn to. Her only hope is that someone hears her cries for help before it's all too late.In a chanson d'amour with more twists than a mountain road, the unexpected is just around the corner.

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The Last Voyage

Jessica Stirling
Authors:
Jessica Stirling
John Murray

The Book of Madness and Cures

Regina O'Melveny
Authors:
Regina O'Melveny

Gabriella Mondini is a rarity in 16th century Venice, she's a woman who practices medicine. Her father, a renowned physician, has provided her entrée to this all-male profession, and inspired in her a shared mission to understand the secrets of the human body. Then her father disappears and Gabriella faces a crisis: without her father's patronage, she is no longer permitted to treat her patients. So she sets out across Europe to find her father. Following clues from his occasional enigmatic letters, Gabriella crosses Switzerland, Germany and France, entering strange and forbidding cities. She travels to Scotland, the Netherlands, and finally to Morocco. In each new land, she uncovers details of her father's unexplained flight, and opens new mysteries of her own. Not just the mysteries of ailments and treatments, but the ultimate mysteries of mortality, love, and the timeless human spirit. Filled with medical lore and sensuous, vivid details of Renaissance life, The Book of Madness and Cures is an intoxicating, unforgettable debut.

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Fortress of Spears: Empire III

Anthony Riches
Authors:
Anthony Riches

'A master of the genre' The TimesThe Romans have vanquished the rebel alliance; Calgus, Lord of the Northern Tribes, is the prisoner of the chieftains he once led. And the Roman leader has an audacious plan to capture Dinpaladyr, the barbarians' fortress of spears. Marcus Aquila - burning for revenge on an enemy that has killed one of his best friends - rides north with the Petriana cavalry. He believes his disguise as Centurion Corvus of the 2nd Tungrians is still holding. But he is just a few days ahead of two of the emperor's agents, sent from Rome to kill him. Pitiless assassins who know his real name, and too much about his friends.

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Master and God

Lindsey Davis
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Lindsey Davis
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The Pile of Stuff at the Bottom of the Stairs

Christina Hopkinson
Authors:
Christina Hopkinson
John Murray

The Final Testament

James Frey
Authors:
James Frey

James Frey isn't like other writers. He's been called a liar. A cheat. A con man. He's been called a saviour. A revolutionary. A genius. He's been sued by readers. Dropped by publishers because of his controversies. Berated by TV talk-show hosts and condemned by the media. He's been exiled from America, and driven into hiding. He's also a bestselling phenomenon. Published in 38 languages, and beloved by readers around the world. What scares people about Frey is that he plays with truth; that fine line between fact and fiction. Now he has written his greatest work, his most revolutionary, his most controversial. The Final Testament of the Holy Bible.What would you do if you discovered the Messiah were alive today? Living in New York. Sleeping with men. Impregnating young women. Euthanizing the dying, and healing the sick. Defying the government, and condemning the holy. What would you do if you met him? And he changed your life. Would you believe? Would you?The Final Testament of the Holy Bible . It will change you. Hurt you. Scare you. Make you think differently. Live differently Enrage you. Offend you. Open your eyes to the world in which we live. We've waited 2,000 years for the Messiah to arrive. We've waited 2,000 years for this book to be written. He was here. The Final Testament of the Holy Bible is the story of his life.

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God is an Englishman

R. F. Delderfield
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R. F. Delderfield

Adam Swann is hungry for success. He is one of the new breed of entrepreneurs thrown up by the Industrial Revolution, determined to take advantage of current economic conditions to build an unrivalled business empire.And he is determined to win the beautiful, strong-minded Henrietta, and persuade her to share in his struggles and triumphs.

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The Spring Madness of Mr Sermon

R. F. Delderfield
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R. F. Delderfield