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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 Book Thief (Definitions) 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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The Fear Index by Robert Harris (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

His name is carefully guarded from the general public but within the secretive inner circles of the ultra-rich Dr Alex Hoffmann is a legend – a visionary scientist whose computer software turns... read more


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Autobiography by Morrissey (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester on May 22nd 1959. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths (1982-1987), Morrissey has been a solo artist for twenty-six years, during which time... 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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Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2014Shortlisted for the National Book Awards Popular Fiction Book of the Year 2014Shortlisted for the National Book Awards New Writer of the Year... read more


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Double Fault (Five Star Paperback) by Lionel Shriver (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

"This book is about the small and large ways we hurt each other in the greatest competition on the face of the earth: Love. Buy it. It belongs on that shelf of books you will return to again and... read more


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On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

A novel of remarkable depth and poignancy from one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.It is July 1962. Florence is a talented musician who dreams of a career on the concert stage and of the... read more


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White Teeth by Zadie Smith (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Zadie Smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie... read more


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Call The Midwife: A True Story Of The East End In The 1950s by Jennifer Worth (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Jennifer Worth came from a sheltered background when she became a midwife in the Docklands in the 1950s. The conditions in which many women gave birth just half a century ago were horrifying, not... read more


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Shadows Of The Workhouse: The Drama Of Life In Postwar London by Jennifer Worth (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

In this follow up to CALL THE MIDWIFE, Jennifer Worth, a midwife working in the docklands area of East London in the 1950s tells more stories about the fascinating people she encountered. There's the... read more


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On Beauty by Zadie Smith (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

In an author's note at the end of On Beauty, Zadie Smith writes: "My largest structural debt should be obvious to any E.M. Forster fan; suffice it to say he gave me a classy old frame, which I... read more


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Chocolat by Joanne Harris (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Chocolat begins with Vianne Rocher and her six-year-old daughter Anouk arriving in the small village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes--"a blip on the fast road between Toulouse and Bordeaux"--during the... read more


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Blacklands by Belinda Bauer (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

EIGHTEEN YEARS AGO, Billy Peters disappeared. Everyone in town believes Billy was murdered -- after all, serial killer Arnold Avery later admitted killing six other children and burying them on the... read more


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The Heart Of The Matter by Graham Greene (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Scobie, a police officer serving in a war-time West African state, is distrusted, being scrupulously honest and immune to bribery. But then he falls in love, and in doing so he is forced to betray... read more


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When They Lay Bare by Andrew Greig (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

When I Lay Bare is skilfully paced and unputdownable. Part thriller, part romance, it contains the promise of exceeding both these genres. At the very least, it breathes fresh life into a series of... read more


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The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

No book in modern times has matched the uproar sparked by Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses, which earned its author a fatwa from Iran's Ayatollahs decreeing his death. Furore aside, it is a... read more


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After The Fall by Charity Norman (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

In the quiet of a New Zealand winter's night, a rescue helicopter is sent to airlift a five-year-old boy with severe internal injuries. He's fallen from the upstairs veranda of an isolated farmhouse,... read more


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The Abortionist's Daughter by Elisabeth Hyde (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

"Two weeks before Christmas, Diana Duprey, an outspoken abortion doctor, is found floating in her pool, a bruise the size of a golf ball visible through her dark curls. A national figure, Diana... read more


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When We Were Bad by Charlotte Mendelson (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

A rising British star makes her American debut with an excoriatingly funny yet deeply humane novel about a glamorous London family that happens to be falling apart Everything is in order in the... read more