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Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

From the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Sister comes a compelling, thrilling story of a mother who will do anything to protect her child.    The school is on fire. Her children are... read more


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Silent Boy: He Was A Frightened Boy Who Refused To Speak - Until A Teacher's Love Broke Through The Silence by Torey Hayden (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

From the author of Sunday Times bestsellers One Child and Ghost Girl comes a heartbreaking story of a boy trapped in silence and the teacher who rescued him.When special education teacher Torey... read more


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Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Jonathan Safran Foer emerged as one of the most original writers of his generation with his best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated. Now, with humor, tenderness, and awe, he confronts the... read more


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Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Baby Frankie is born into an unusual family. Her mother is desperate to find someone to take care of her child and she doesn't have much time. Noel doesn't seem to be the most promising of fathers... read more


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Since I Don't Have You by Louise Candlish (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

They were friends who shared everything - until tragedy singled one out.At the birth of their daughters best friends Rachel, Mariel and Jenny make a promise: to love and care for each other's girls... read more


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The Memory Garden by Rachel Hore (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Lamorna Cove - a tiny bay in Cornwall, picturesque, unspoilt. A hundred years ago it was the haunt of a colony of artists. Today, Mel Pentreath hopes it is a place where she can escape the pain of... read more


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The Girl Who Played With Fire (Millennium Trilogy) by Stieg Larsson (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Stieg Larsson gleaned a remarkable degree of success before his too-early death in 2004. He had delivered to his publisher three remarkable crime novels; the initial book in his ‘Millennium’... read more


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The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

A brilliant novel ... At once a shimmering comedy of manners and disturbing commentary on class.' Ann PatchettOne late spring evening in 1912, in the kitchens at Sterne, preparations begin for an... read more


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The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Nearing her one-hundredth birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental hospital where she's spent the best part of her adult life prepares for closure. Over... read more


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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people’s home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. The Mayor is going to... read more


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Trespass by Rose Tremain (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

An electrifying novel about disputed territory, sibling love, and devastating revenge from the celebrated author of The Road Home and Restoration.In a silent valley in southern France stands an... read more


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Two Great Novels - Lilian Harry: Goodbye Sweetheart, The Girls They Left Behind by Lilian Harry (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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Hotel Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

A luxury-hotel manager reveals what goes on behind closed doors...and sometimes, right out in the hallway. The manager of an exclusive boutique hotel (who shall remain nameless) exposes the low-life... read more


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Separate Beds by Elizabeth Buchan (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Annie and Tom's marriage is in mid-life crisis. They seem to have everything - a lovely home, rewarding jobs and three healthy grown-up children - but, beneath the surface, all is not well. Beneath... read more


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The Tenderness Of Wolves by Stef Penney (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

A brilliant and breathtaking debut that captivated readers and garnered critical acclaim in the United Kingdom, The Tenderness of Wolves was long-listed for the Orange Prize in fiction and won the... read more


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The White Hotel by D M Thomas (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

It is a dream of electrifying eroticism and inexplicable violence, recounted by a young woman to her analyst, Sigmund Freud. It is a horrifying yet restrained narrative of the Holocaust. It is a... read more


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Paperweight by Stephen Fry (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

A hilarious collection of the many articles written by Stephen Fry for magazines, newspapers and radio. It includes selected wireless essays of Donald Trefusis, the ageing professor of philology... read more


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The Crow Road by Iain Banks (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

From its bravura opening onwards, THE CROW ROAD is justly regarded as an outstanding contemporary novel. 'It was the day my grandmother exploded. I sat in the crematorium, listening to my Uncle... read more


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The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

In this eagerly awaited new novel, Lionel Shriver, the Orange Prize-winning author of the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin, delivers an imaginative and entertaining look at the... read more


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My Friend Leonard by James Frey (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

In the bold and heartbreaking My Friend Leonard, James Frey picks up the story of his extraordinary life pretty much where things left off in his breakout bestseller and Amazon.com Best Book of 2003,... read more