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Stolen by Lesley Pearse (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Stolen is the number one bestseller from Lesley Pearse.A beautiful young woman is discovered half-drowned on a Sussex beach . . .Where has she come from? Why can't she remember who she is - or what... read more


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Animal Farm: A Fairy Story (Penguin Modern Classics) by George Orwell (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Since its publication in 1946, George Orwell's fable of a workers' revolution gone wrong has been recognized as a classic of modern political satire. Fuelled by Orwell's intense disillusionment... read more


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The Gangs Of New York: An Informal History Of The Underworld by Herbert Asbury (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Bestselling author Jodi Picoult's The Tenth Circle is a metaphorical journey through Dante's Inferno, told through the eyes of a small Maine family whose hidden demons haunt every aspect of their... read more


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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

What are you thinking, Amy? The question I've asked most often during our marriage, if not out loud, if not to the person who could answer. I suppose these questions stormcloud over every marriage:... read more


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The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

From Nell Freudenberger, one of America's most dazzling talents, comes The Newlyweds, an utterly captivating cross-continental love storyAmina Mazid is twenty-four when she leaves Bangladesh for... read more


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Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2014Shortlisted for the National Book Awards Popular Fiction Book of the Year 2014Shortlisted for the National Book Awards New Writer of the Year... read more


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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Rosemary's young, just at college, and she's decided not to tell anyone a thing about her family. So we're not going to tell you too much either: you'll have to find out for yourselves, round about... read more


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The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Nine year old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country. All he knows is that he... read more


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Filth by Irvine Welsh (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Irvine Welsh has produced more than his share of revolting characters in his short yet spectacular writing career, but in the creation of Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson he has surpassed... read more


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The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

First published in 1993, The Virgin Suicides announced the arrival of a major new American novelist. In a quiet suburb of Detroit, the five Lisbon sisters--beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively... read more


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The Summer Without Men by Siri Hustvedt (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

"And who among us would deny Jane Austen her happy endings or insist that Cary Grant and Irene Dunne should get back together at the end of The Awful Truth? There are tragedies and there are... read more


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The Woman In Black by Susan Hill (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Set in Victorian England, Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor in London, is summoned to Crythin Gifford to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, and to sort through her papers before returning to... read more


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The Painter Of Battles by Arturo Perez-Reverte (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Andrés Faulques, a world-renowned war photographer, has retreated to a tower overlooking the Spanish coast, where he paints a vast mural incorporating the indelible images of conflict he’s witnessed... read more


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The Lie by Helen Dunmore (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Nominated for the Folio Prize and shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historial FictionSet during and just after the First World War, The Lie is an enthralling, heart-wrenching novel of love,... read more


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The Secret Life Of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Sue Monk Kidd's ravishing debut novel has stolen the hearts of reviewers and readers alike with its strong, assured voice. Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of... read more


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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (More from this author). Added: In the last week

"The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an... read more


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44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Welcome to 44 Scotland Street, home to some of Edinburgh's most colorful characters. There's Pat, a twenty-year-old who has recently moved into a flat with Bruce, an athletic young man with a keen... read more


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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Like the one-time bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, The Alchemist presents a simple fable, based on simple truths and places it in a highly unique situation. And though we may sense a... read more


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Just One Look by Harlan Coben (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Grace Lawson is living a happy, straightforward life in the suburbs with her husband, Jack, and two young children. But that security is about to come to a brutal end. For when Grace picks up a set... read more