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A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

A novel that circles the lives of Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Although Bennie and Sasha never... 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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About A Boy by Nick Hornby (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Will is 36, comfortable and child-free. And he's discovered a brilliant new way of meeting women - through single-parent groups. Marcus is twelve and a little bitnerdish: he's got the kind of mother... read more


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A Travelling Woman by John Wain (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .Set during World... read more


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Mr. Phillips by John Lanchester (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Fiftysomething Victor Phillips is a senior-ish accountant with respected City firm Wilkins & Co. Or rather, he was: unbeknown to his sons, his saintly wife and his nosy suburban neighbours, Mr... read more


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The Best Of Times by Penny Vincenzi (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

In a matter of seconds, absolutely everything can change …In this masterfully crafted page-turner, peopled with intense characters and centered on one devastating moment that involves them all,... read more


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Four Stories by Alan Bennett (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Would you like to update product info? Reviews Synopsis "Father! Father! Burning Bright" is a savage... read more


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Lilian's Story by Kate Grenville (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Madness, cruelty, and sexuality permeate the household in which Lilian Una Singer is raised-an upper-crust Victorian world of teacups and servants. But Lilian, shielded by layers of fat, an iron... read more


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War Crimes For The Home by Liz Jensen (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Liz Jensen's new novel, War Crimes for the Home, has an unlikely heroine in Gloria Taylor, nee Winstanley, a game old bird who loves a good joke and is not afraid to call a spade a spade. Or a slut a... read more


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The Take by Martina Cole (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Freddie Jackson thinks he owns the underworld when he gets out of prison. He’s done his time, made the right connections, and now he’s ready to use them. His wife Jackie just wants her husband home,... read more


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The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream 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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Alone In Berlin (Penguin Modern Classics) by Hans Fallada (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Berlin, 1940, and the city is filled with fear. At the house on 55 Jablonski Strasse, its various occupants try to live under Nazi rule in their different ways: the bullying Hitler loyalists the... 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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O-Zone by Paul Theroux (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

"Remarkable... Powerful... Mesmerizing... Lyrical."Susan CheeverWelcome to the America of the 21st century. The O-Zone is a forbidding land of nuclear waste, mutants, and aliens. Except for one place... read more


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

A little knowledge can be a very dangerous thing. Innocent in the ways of the world, an ingenue when it comes to pop and fashion, the Elect of God of a small but committed Stirlingshire religious... read more


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The Bedroom Secrets Of The Master Chefs by Irvine Welsh (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

"A family saga, a revenge fantasy, a Twilight Zone-esque parable, and, most importantly, a very fun read." —Entertainment Weekly This story of two men locked in a war of wills that threatens their... read more


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The Visible World by Mark Slouka (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

The unnamed narrator of The Visible World, the American-born son of Czech immigrants living in New York, grows up in an atmosphere haunted by fragments of a past he cannot understand. Nowhere is this... read more


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The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O'Farrell (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Lexie Sinclair is plotting an extraordinary life for herself. Hedged in by her parents' genteel country life, she plans her escape to London. There, she takes up with Innes Kent, a magazine editor... 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