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Birds Without Wings by Louis De Bernieres (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Set against the backdrop of the collapsing Ottoman Empire, the Gallipoli campaign and the subsequent bitter struggle between Greeks and Turks, Birds Without Wings traces the fortunes of one small... read more


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The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund De Waal (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

An Economist Book of the Year        Costa Book Award Winner for Biography     Galaxy National Book Award Winner (New Writer of the Year Award)Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having... read more


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Good Harbor by Anita Diamant (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Given the breadth of Anita Diamant's bestselling biblical epic, The Red Tent, it seems natural that her second novel has a much closer focus. Set in the small Massachusetts fishing town of... read more


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An Instance Of The Fingerpost by Iain Pears (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

An Instance of the Fingerpost is that rarest of all possible literary beasts--a mystery powered as much by ideas as by suspects, autopsies and smoking guns. Hefty, intricately plotted, and... read more


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

Police chief of a small Massachusetts town, Cameron McDonald makes the toughest arrest of his life when his own cousin Jamie comes to him and confesses outright that he has killed his terminally ill... 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 Poison Tree by Erin Kelly (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

It is the sweltering summer of 1997 when strait-laced, straight-A student Karen meets Biba - a bohemian and impossibly glamorous aspiring actress. She is drawn to her new friend's carefree world of... read more


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The Catcher In The Rye by J. D. Salinger (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with "cynical adolescent". Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his 16-year-old life, just after... read more


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Daughters Of Britannia : The Lives And Times Of The Diplomatic Wives by Katie Hickman (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

As the daughter of a diplomat, Katie Hickman is well-situated to write about the lives of the women who, from the 17th century onward, have traversed the globe as partners of Britain's ambassadors.... read more


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Maitre Mussard's Bequest (Bloomsbury Birthday Quids) by Patrick Suskind (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

The "Bloomsbury Birthday Quids" are small editions of short stories by major writers, in a format and style of the "Bloomsbury Classics". Printed on high-quality paper, designed by Jeff Fisher, the... read more


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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

After 103 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and with four million copies of The Kite Runner shipped, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel that confirms his... read more


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This Perfect World by Suzanne Bugler (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Heddy Partridge was never my friend. I have to start with that. Heddy Partridge was never my friend because I was pretty, popular, clever and blonde and my friends were pretty, popular, clever and... read more


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Brick Lane by Monica Ali (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

With its gritty Tower Hamlets setting, this sharply observed contemporary novel about the life of an Asian immigrant girl deals cogently with issues of love, cultural difference and the human spirit.... read more


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The Temple Of Dawn (The Sea Of Fertility) by Yukio Mishima (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

The story of a man called Honda's obsessive pursuit of a beautiful young Thai princess, and an equally passionate search for enlightenment that takes him to India. It dramatizes the Japanese... read more


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

Charity Stratton's bleak childhood is changed for ever when both her parents are killed in a fire. At 16 she finds herself alone and pregnant. Determined to be reunited with her siblings and to make... read more


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Put Out The Fires by Maureen Lee (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

September 1940 - the cruellest year of war for Britain's civilians as the Luftwaffe mercilessly blitz their cities. In Pearl Street, near Liverpool's vital docks, families struggle to cope the best... read more


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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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House Rules by Jodi Picoult (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

The astonishing new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult about a family torn apart by an accusation of murder. They tell me I'm lucky to have a son who's so verbal, who... read more


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Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Things break all the time.Day breaks, waves break, voices break.Promises break.Hearts break.Every expectant parent will tell you that they don't want a perfect baby, just a healthy one. Charlotte and... read more


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

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared off the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family. There was no corpse, no witnesses, no evidence. But her uncle, Henrik, is... read more