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Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay (by William Boyd)

Bloomsbury Paperbacks (05 May, 2016)

Amory's first memory is of her father doing a handstand. She has memories of him returning on leave during the First World War. But his absences, both actual and emotional, are what she chiefly remembers. It is her photographer uncle Greville who supplies the emotional bond she needs, and, when he gives her a camera and some rudimentary lessons in photography, unleashes a passion that will irrevocably shape ...

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My Brilliant Friend: 1 (by Elena Ferrante)

Europa Editions (11 Oct, 2012)

A modern masterpiece from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense and generous hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante's inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the st ...

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Jonathan Unleashed (by Meg Rosoff)

Bloomsbury Paperbacks (09 Feb, 2017)

Jonathan Trefoil's boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him - only richer and more organised with a different sense of humour. At least his two flatmates understand him - but they only speak dog. Poor Jonathan. The world wasn't this confusing back in the good old days before everyone expected him to act ...

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A French Affair (by Susan Lewis)

Arrow (17 May, 2007)

Having survived every womanâ€TMs worst nightmare, Olivia Benning is now more than ready to start a new life. Everything is in place, nothing should go wrong, and it wouldnâ€TMt have, if her husband hadnâ€TMt walked in unexpectedly to find her kissing her old boyfriend. But Olivia soon finds out sheâ€TMs not the only one who has a secret. Certainly the mother-in-law from hell has one, so does her ...

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Chocolat (by Joanne Harris)

Black Swan (04 Mar, 1999)

When an exotic stranger, Vianne Rocher, arrives in the French village of Lansquenet and opens a chocolate boutique directly opposite the church, Father Reynaud denounces her as a serious moral danger to his flock - especially as it is the beginning of Lent, the traditional season of self-denial. As passions flare and the conflict escalates, the whole community takes sides. Can the solemnity of the Church c ...

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The Secret Art of Forgiveness: A feel good romance about coming home and moving on (by Louisa George)

Carina (01 Sep, 2016)

Living in a big city, means you can escape your past…

Until Emily Forrester is called back to Little Duxbury, the chocolate-box English village where she grew up - though it was anything but idyllic for the tearaway teenager. Her estranged step-father, a former high-court judge, is unwell and her step-sisters need her help.

It’s just a week, Emily tells herself, but faced with the lies ...

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The Red House (by Mark Haddon)

Vintage (25 Apr, 2013)

Two families. Seven days. One house. Angela and her brother Richard have spent twenty years avoiding each other. Now, after the death of their mother, they bring their families together for a holiday in a rented house on the Welsh border. Four adults and four children. Seven days of shared meals, log fires, card games and wet walks. But in the quiet and stillness of the valley, ghosts begin to rise up. ...

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Little Girl Lost (Coorah Creek 3) (by Janet Gover)

Choc Lit (07 Nov, 2016)

When Tia Walsh rides into the small town of Coorah Creek on a Harley-Davidson, Sergeant Max Delaney senses that everything about her spells trouble. But Tia's trouble is not all of her own making, and the dangerous past she tried to leave behind is hot on her heels. Sarah Travers has returned home after three years of college to find that her parents have been keeping a devastating secret. Her childhood ...

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The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul (by Deborah Rodriguez)

Sphere (11 Apr, 2013)

In a little coffee shop in one of the most dangerous places on earth, five very different women come together. SUNNY, the proud proprietor, who needs an ingenious plan - and fast - to keep her café and customers safe. YAZMINA, a young pregnant woman stolen from her remote village and now abandoned on Kabul's violent streets. CANDACE, a wealthy American who has finally left her husband for her Afgh ...

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The Lavender House (by Hilary Boyd)

Quercus (09 Feb, 2017)

Nancy de Freitas is the glue that holds her family together. Caught between her ageing, ailing mother Frances, and her struggling daughter Louise, frequent user of Nancy's babysitting services, it seems Nancy's fate is to quietly go on shouldering the burden of responsibility for all four generations. Her divorce four years ago put paid to any thoughts of a partner to share her later years with. Now it look ...

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Housekeeping (by Marilynne Robinson)

Faber & Faber (07 Jul, 2005)

Acclaimed on publication as a contemporary classic, Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and Lucille, orphansgrowing up in the small desolate town of Fingerbone in the vast northwest of America. Abandoned by a succession of relatives, the sisters find themselves in the care of Sylvie, the remote and enigmatic sister of their dead mother. Steeped in imagery of the bleak wintry landscape around them, the sist ...

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Dear Mother: A gripping and emotional story that will make you sob your heart out (by Angela Marsons)

Bookouture (01 Feb, 2014)

After their death of the cruel and abusive mother, estranged sisters Alex, Catherine and Beth reunite once again. Alex, the youngest, is a bitter, unhappy woman who refuses to face the horrors of her childhood. Finding solace in a bottle, her life is spiralling dangerously out of control. Eldest child, Catherine, has strived for success, despite her difficult upbringing. But behind the carefully const ...

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