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The Famished Road by Ben Okri (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

You have never read a novel like this one. Winner of the 1991 Booker Prize for fiction, The Famished Road tells the story of Azaro, a spirit-child. Though spirit-children rarely stay long in the... read more


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The Return Journey by Maeve Binchy (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

The Return Journey is a collection of 14 short stories of life, love, and learning that enables the most harried reader to enjoy a well-told tale in its entirety before checking on the kids or... read more


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Pause Between Acts by Mavis Cheek (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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A Kiss From Maddalena by Christopher Castellani (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

In Santa Cecilia, Italy, in the spring of 1943, the war is closing in. Vito Leone, a scrawny, clownish boy, not quite 18, is still at home, while his slightly older contemporaries have already gone... read more


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The Testament Of GIdeon Mack by James Robertson (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

If the devil didn?t exist, would man have to invent him? For Gideon Mack, faithless minister, unfaithful husband and troubled soul, the existence of God, let alone the Devil, is no more credible than... read more


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

Hisako Onoda, world famous cellist, refuses to fly. And so she travels to Europe as a passenger on a tanker bound through the Panama Canal. But Panama is a country whose politics are as volatile as... read more


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The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Would you accept a chance for happiness even if it wasn't yours to have? This is a story about a lighthouse keeper and his wife, who live on a lonely island with just seagulls, stars and buffeting... read more


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Money: A Suicide Note by Martin Amis (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Absolutely one of the funniest, smartest, meanest books I know. John Self, the Rabelaisian narrator of the novel, is an advertising man and director of TV commercials who lurches through London and... read more


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The Trial by Franz Kafka (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

A terrifying psychological trip into the life of one Joseph K., an ordinary man who wakes up one day to find himself accused of a crime he did not commit, a crime whose nature is never revealed to... read more


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The Ninth Life Of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Louis Drax is a boy like no other. He is brilliant and strange, and every year something violent seems to happen to him. On his ninth birthday, Louis goes on a picnic with his parents and falls off a... read more


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I Capture The Castle (Vintage Classics) by Dodie Smith (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Seventeen-year-old Cassandra Mortmain wants to become a writer. Trouble is, she's the daughter of a once-famous author with a severe case of writer's block. Her family--beautiful sister Rose,... read more


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Women Who Run With The Wolves: Contacting The Power Of The Wild Woman by Clarissa Pinkola Estes (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Presents the 'wild woman', the wise and ageless presence in the female psyche that gives women their creativity, energy and power. For centuries, the 'wild woman' has been repressed by a... read more


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Only In London by Hanan Al-Shaykh (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Four strangers meet on a turbulent flight from Dubai to London: Amira, a canny Moroccan prostitute; Lamis, a 30-year old Iraqi divorcee; Nicholas, an English expert on Islamic art; and Samir, a... read more


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Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Vermont, New Year's Eve, 1987.All Jude wants to do is get high. All Teddy wants to do is get out. One of them won't live to see 1988. In the wake of this death, three teenagers will try to find a way... read more


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Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Anita Desai, through her short stories and novels, two of which, Clear Light of Day and In Custody, have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, is one of the most accomplished and admired ... read more


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The Enemy by Charlie Higson (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

The first unputdownable adventure story in this phenomenal series, from the author of the bestselling Young Bond series and award-winning comedy writer and performer (The Fast Show, Down the Line),... read more


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Churchill's Hour by Michael Dobbs (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

The combination of Michael Dobbs' excellent writing skills and historical passion, and the legendary character of Winston Churchill, have provided two triumphantly successful books in WINSTON'S WAR... read more


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In Love And Trouble: Stories Of Black Women by Alice Walker (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Admirers of The Color Purple will find in these stories more evidenceof Walker’s power to depict black women—women who varygreatly in background yet are bound together by what they share... read more


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The Interpretation Of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

THE INTERPRETATION OF MURDER is an inventive tour de force inspired by Sigmund Freud's 1909 visit to America, accompanied by protégé and rival Carl Jung. When a wealthy young debutante is discovered... read more


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Brand New Friend by Mike Gayle (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

When Rob's girlfriend asks him to leave London and live with her in Manchester not only will it mean moving cities and changing the only job he's ever had, it'll also mean leaving behind his best... read more