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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 Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search For The Love Of A Family by Dave Pelzer (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

"Winter 1970, Daly City, California--I'm alone. I'm hungry and I'm shivering in the dark. I sit on the top of my hands at the bottom of the stairs in the garage. My head is tilted backward. My hands... read more


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A Man Named Dave by Dave Pelzer (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

The third tale in David Pelzer's autobiographical trilogy, A Man Named Dave is an inspiring story of terror, recovery and hope experienced by the author throughout his life. Known for his work as an... 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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Titus Groan (Gormenghast) by Mervyn Peake (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Mervyn Peake's gothic masterpiece, the Gormenghast trilogy, begins with the superlative Titus Groan, a darkly humorous, stunningly complex tale of the first two years in the life of the heir to an... read more


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STONE RAIN by LINWOOD BARCLAY (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Metropolitan newspaper writer Zack Walker has a knack for stumbling onto deadly stories. But it’s one that his good friend Trixie Snelling doesn’t want told that’s about to unleash a storm of... 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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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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True Enough by Stephen McCauley (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

New York writer Desmond Sullivan doesn't believe in marriage. His five happy years with his lover Russell haven't fundamentally challenged Desmond's conviction that, at best, true love is "an acute... 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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Sacrament by Clive Barker (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

A boy has an encounter with a man who causes extinctions of other species, and as a result grows up to be a man who documents (and thus appeals for a halt to) those extinctions. This dark fantasy... 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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A Dark Matter by Peter Straub (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

The incomparable master of horror and suspense returns with a powerful, brilliantly terrifying novel that redefines the genre in original and unexpected ways.The charismatic and cunning Spenser... read more


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The Hungry Years: Confessions Of A Food Addict by William Leith (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

William Leith was in Manhattan, waiting to interview Dr Atkins of New Diet Revolution fame, when he realised that this wasn't just another journalistic assignment. He realised that he wanted to... 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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The Twelve by Stuart Neville (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Sooner or later, everybody pays - and the dead will set the price...Gerry Fegan, a former paramilitary contract killer, is haunted by the ghosts of the 12 people he has slaughtered. Every night he... read more


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A Breath Of Fresh Air by Erica James (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Charlotte Lawrence, widowed at thirty-four, decides to return to all things pre-Peter, and that means moving back to the Cheshire village of her childhood. It also means exchanging a clinical... 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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Who's That Girl? by Alexandra Potter (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

The delicious new novel from the bestselling author of ME AND MR DARCY|If only you knew then what you know now...Imagine if you could go back ten years and meet your younger self -- would you... read more