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The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or... read more


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The Way We Were by Elizabeth Noble (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Susannah and Rob were childhood sweethearts. But as with most early love affairs, they broke up, moved on and now find themselves in very different places. And not entirely happy - who is? A chance... read more


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Book For Postage by Me (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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The House On Moon Lake by Francesca Duranti (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Fabrizio Garrone is an impoverished but aristocratic translator who has been living a life of quiet desperation in Milan. He feels underappreciated and tormented by a persistent sense of having been... read more


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Papillon by Henri Charriere (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Henri Charrière, called Papillon, for the butterfly tattoo on his chest, was convicted in Paris in 1931 for a murder he did not commit. When he was sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal... read more


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Of The Farm by John Updike (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

"Of the Farm" recounts Joey Robinson's visit to the farm where he grew up and where his mother now lives alone. Accompanied by his newly acquired second wife, Peggy, and an eleven-year-old stepson,... read more


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The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

From the New York Times Bestselling Author of The Third AngelAlice Hoffman’s previous novel, The Third Angel, was hailed as "an unforgettable portrait of the depth of true love" (USA Today),... read more


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A Village Affair by Joanna Trollope (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Alice Jordan looks forward to moving into The Grey House, an 18th-century residence in a village full of friendly eccentrics. But the change of scenery leads to even greater changes, as she forms a... read more


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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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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The Alchemist's Daughter by Katharine McMahon (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

There are long-held secrets at the manor house in Buckinghamshire, England, where Emilie Selden has been raised in near isolation by her father. A student of Isaac Newton, John Selden believes he can... read more


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Pastures New by Ann Purser (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Round Ringford is a village in England. It is a small village, but beginning to be touched by urban life. It has one or two commuters, and is likely to have more as the nearby motorway is extended.... read more


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Atonement (Vintage War) by Ian McEwan (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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My Last Duchess by Daisy Goodwin (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Cora Cash has grown up in a world in which money unlocks every door. Her coming-out ball promises to be the most opulent of the gilded 1890s, a fitting debut for New York's 'princess'. Yet her... read more


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Emma Brown by Clare Boylan (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Clare Boylan's expansion of Bronte's scrap of plot into Emma Brown is powerfully imagined and stylish, with enough melodramatic twists to keep the momentum going until the end. She is distinctly... read more


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The Glass Painter's Daughter by Rachel Hore (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

In a tiny stained-glass shop hidden in the backstreets of Westminster lies the cracked, sparkling image of an angel.The owners of Minster Glass have also been broken: Fran Morrison's mother died when... read more


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Water For Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

As a young man, Jacob Jankowski was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It was the early part of the great Depression, and for... read more


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Grace Williams Says It Loud by Emma Henderson (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

This isn't an ordinary love story. But then Grace isn't an ordinary girl. 'Disgusting,' said the nurse. And when no more could be done, they put her away, aged eleven. On her first day at the Briar... read more


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The Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

I don’t know how to tell you what I did. Would you read a letter never meant to be opened? Would you want to know secrets never meant to be told?  Or should a woman's mistakes stay buried?  An... read more


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The Red Tent by Anita Diamant (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Anita Diamant's The Red Tent is an epic celebration of womanhood, written for women everywhere, regardless of their status, creed or colour. It is the story of a woman whose life was blessed by great... read more


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

Readers who are entranced by sweeping historical sagas will devour Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks' drama set during the first world war. There's even a little high-toned erotica thrown into the mix to... read more