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The Lost Art Of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Set in 1950s London, The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets centers around Penelope, the wide- eyed daughter of a legendary beauty, Talitha, who lost her husband to the war. Penelope, with her mother and... read more


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When God Was A Rabbit by Sarah Winman (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT is an incredibly exciting debut from an extraordinary new voice in fiction. Spanning four decades, from 1968 onwards, this is the story of a fabulous but flawed family and the... read more


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Coming From Behind by Howard Jacobson (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Sefton Goldberg: mid-thirties, English teacher at Wrottesley Poly in the West Midlands; small, sweaty, lustful, definatly unappreciative of beer, nature and organised games; gnawingly aware of being... read more


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The Help by Kathryn Stockett (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

The Help is the phenomenal international bestseller (that inspired the Oscar nominated film) by Kathryn Stockett where, amidst the turbulence of the Civil Rights movement, three Mississippi women... read more


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Room by Emma Donoghue (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him... read more


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The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2008Balram Halwai is the White Tiger - the smartest boy in his village. His family is too poor for him to afford for him to finish school and he has to work in a... read more


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The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

A dazzling novel in the most untraditional fashion, this is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an... read more


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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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The Waiting Game by Bernice Rubens (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

At "The Hollyhocks" old people's home, the inhabitants are "waiting for the scythe." As they do, Lady Celia runs a blackmail business on the side, Mr. Cross keeps a tally of residents' deaths, and... read more


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A Possible Life by Sebastian Faulks (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

From the author of Birdsong and A Week in December comes a dazzling new Sunday Times bestseller. Terrified, a young prisoner in the Second World War closes his eyes and pictures himself going out to... read more


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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right?During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. ... read more


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Mrs Palfrey At The Claremont: A Virago Modern Classic (VMC) by Elizabeth Taylor (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

On a rainy Sunday in January, the recently widowed Mrs. Palfrey arrives at the Claremont Hotel where she will spend her remaining days. Her fellow residents are magnificently eccentric and endlessly... read more


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One Moment, One Morning by Sarah Rayner (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

The Brighton to London line. The 07:44 train. Carriages packed with commuters. A woman applies her make-up. Another occupies her time observing the people around her. A husband and wife share an... read more


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A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

At the age of 22, Dave Eggers became both an orphan and a "single mother" when his parents died within five months of one another of unrelated cancers. In the ensuing sibling division of labour, Dave... read more


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Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Jakob Beer is seven years old when he is rescued from the muddy ruins of a buried village in Nazi-occupied Poland. Of his family, he is the only one who has survived. Under the guidance of the Greek... read more


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The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

The bitter enmity between Elizabeth the First and Mary Tudor, the daughters of Henry VIII (not to mention the conflict between their mothers Anne Boleyn and Katherine of Aragon) makes the squabbles... read more


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Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

When Arthur Clennam returns to England after many years abroad, he takes a kindly interest in Amy Dorrit, his mother’s seamstress, and in the affairs of Amy’s father, William Dorrit, a man... read more


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Angels And Demons by Dan Brown (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

When a world renowned scientist is found brutally murdered in a Swiss research facility, a Harvard professor, Robert Langdon, is summoned to identify the mysterious symbol seared onto the dead man's... read more


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The Taxi Driver's Daughter by Julia Darling (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

In 'The Taxi Driver's Daughter', Julia Darling tells the story of a family from the North East on the verge of collapse, caught between the escape they crave and the imperfect reality that seems to... read more


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First Into Action: Dramatic Personal Account Of Life Inside The SBS by Duncan Falconer (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

The Special Boat Service draws its manpower solely from the Marine Commando Units. It was first into battle—a month before the SAS—in the Falklands War, and again in the Gulf War, yet hitherto it is... read more