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Lydia Cassatt Reading The Morning Paper by Harriet Scott Chessman (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Readers will be transported to the vibrant art scene of late nineteenth-century Paris in this richly textured portrait of the relationship between Mary Cassatt and her sister Lydia. Beginning in the... read more


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The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

From one of the most beloved and bestselling authors in the English language, a vivid, nostalgic and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the middle of the United States in the middle of the... read more


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The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. My murderer was a man from our neighborhood. My mother liked his border flowers, and my... read more


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Book For Postage by Me (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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Angel: A Virago Modern Classic (VMC) by Elizabeth Taylor (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Writing stories that are extravagant and fanciful, fifteen-year old Angel retreats to a world of romance, escaping the drabness of provincial life. She knows she is different, that she is destined to... read more


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Basket Case by Carl Hiaasen (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Carl Hiaasen has long been at the forefront of satire and outrageous comedy in crime writing but his last few books had lacked the righteous anger of his earlier efforts. Basket Case proves a welcome... read more


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The Strangler Vine (Blake & Avery Book 1) by M. J. Carter (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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Mr Lynch's Holiday by Catherine O'Flynn (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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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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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people’s home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. The Mayor is going to... read more


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The Winner Stands Alone by Paulo Coelho (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

The beloved, bestselling international author of The Alchemist returns with another haunting novel—a thrilling journey into our constant fascination with the worlds of fame, fortune, and celebrity.... read more


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The Peculiar Life Of A Lonely Postman by Denis Thériault (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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The Castle Of Crossed Destinies (Vintage Classics) by Italo Calvino (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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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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Death Comes To Pemberley by P. D. James (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

The year is 1803, and Darcy and Elizabeth have been married for six years. There are now two handsome and healthy sons in the nursery, Elizabeth's beloved sister Jane and her husband Bingley live... read more


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The Rat (Picador Books) by Gunter Grass (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

A female rat engages the narrator in a series of dialogues-convincingly demonstrating to him that the rats will inherit a devastated earth. Dreams alternate with reality in this story within a story... read more


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Leviathan by Paul Auster (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

The explosion at the start of this book ends the life of its hero, Benjamin Sachs, and brings two FBI agents to the home of one of Sachs's oldest friends, the writer Peter Aaron. What follows is... read more


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Jasmine Nights by Julia Gregson (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

1942 and the world is at war. It is a war that has already shattered families and devastated countries. But for some, it will also mean the greatest of adventures. In a burns hospital in Sussex, a... read more


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Queen Camilla by Sue Townsend (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

For the past thirteen years, as England became an increasingly unhappy and fearful place, Prince Charles has been living quietly on a bleak council estate, The Flower Exclusion Zone (known locally as... read more


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The Other Hand by Chris Cleave (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

We don’t want to tell you too much about this book. It is a truly special story and we don’t want to spoil it. Nevertheless, you need to know something, so we will just say this:It is extremely... read more