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Past Secrets by Cathy Kelly (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Behind the shining windows and rose-decked gardens of Summer Street, single mother Faye, hides a secret from her teenage daughter Amber. Whilst thirty-three year old Maggie, hides one from herself.... read more


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A Child Called 'It ' by Dave Pelzer (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

David J. Pelzer's mother, Catherine Roerva, was, he writes in this ghastly, fascinating memoir, a devoted den mother to the Cub Scouts in her care but not to David, her son, whom she referred to as... read more


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The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Beginning in 1885, with the British invasion of Mandalay and the capture of the Burmese king and queen, and encompassing over 100 years to modern-day India and Burma (Myanmar), Amitav Ghosh has... read more


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High Fidelity by Nick Hornby (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Rob is good on music: he owns a small record shop and has strong views on what's decent and what isn't. But he's much less good on relationships. In fact, he's not at all sure that he wants to commit... read more


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Mantissa by John Fowles (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

In Mantissa (1982), a novelist awakes in the hospital with amnesia -- and comes to believe that a beautiful female doctor is, in fact, his muse.


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Butcher's Crossing (Vintage Classics) by John Williams (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

In his National Book Award–winning novel Augustus, John Williams uncovered the secrets of ancient Rome. With Butcher’s Crossing, his fiercely intelligent, beautifully written western, Williams... read more


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The Catastrophist by Ronan Bennett (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Ronan Bennett writes screenplays for television and film as well as novels. His third book, The Catastrophist, set in the Belgian Congo during the decolonisation struggles of 1959 to 1960, imprints... read more


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

With his admirable craftsmanship and the rich emotional life Iain Pears grants his beautifully drawn characters, he has created a considerable following for his remarkable novels. The Dream of Scipio... read more


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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 Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

The Stone Gods is one of Jeanette Winterson's most imaginative novels about love.On the airwaves, all the talk is of the new blue planet - pristine and habitable, like our own 65 million years ago,... read more


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

Nothing can break the bond between sisters ...When Beatrice gets a frantic call in the middle of Sunday lunch to say that her younger sister, Tess, is missing, she boards the first flight home to... read more


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The Truth About Melody Browne by Lisa Jewell (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

When she was nine years old, Melody Browne’s house burned down, taking every toy, every photograph, every item of clothing and old Christmas card with it. But not only did the fire destroy all her... read more


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Affinity by Sarah Waters (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Affinity is a tale of power and possession that Henry James himself might admire. In her first novel, Tipping the Velvet, Sarah Waters explored secrets and longing--capping off this lesbian romp... read more


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The Book Of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

From the author of the New York Times bestseller P.S. I Love You comes an "engrossing new novel . . . filled with family secrets, intrigue, and magic aplenty" (Booklist). Born into the lap of... read more


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A Place Of Secrets by Rachel Hore (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

London auctioneer Jude Gower is despatched to Wickham Hall near the North Norfolk coast to value a collection of eighteenth century astronomical instruments and manuscripts. As well as the archive,... read more


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Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

The New York Times bestseller, now in paperback The new novel that fans of the bestselling author have been waiting for, about three sexy, powerful career women who will do anything to stay at the... read more


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The Monkey's Uncle by Jenny Diski (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Karl Marx, Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud, Captain FitzRoy of "The Beagle", a chatty orangutan and mad Charlotte collide in this wicked novel of contemporary life.


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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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Consequences by Penelope Lively (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

In her most touching novel yet, Penelope Lively writes about a young woman, her daughter and her granddaughter, their contrasting lives and their achievement of love. Lorna escapes her conventional... read more


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Perfect by Rachel Joyce (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

A spellbinding novel that will resonate with readers of Mark Haddon, Louise Erdrich, and John Irving, Perfect tells the story of a young boy who is thrown into the murky, difficult realities of the... read more