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Deaf Sentence (by David Lodge)

Penguin (04 Jun, 2009)

Retired professor of Linguistics, Desmond Bates, is going deaf. Not suddenly but gradually and - for him and everyone else nearby - confusingly. It's a bother for his wife, Winnifred, who has an enviably successful new career and is too busy to be endlessly repeating herself. So much for growing old gracefully.....

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Chart Throb (by Ben Elton)

Black Swan (04 Jun, 2007)

Calvin always wins because Calvin writes the rules. But this year, as he sits in judgement upon the contestants hoping to become stars, he has no idea that the rules are changing. The ‘real’ is about to be put back into ‘reality’ television and Calvin and his fellow judges are about to be judged themselves.

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About a Boy (by Nick Hornby)

Penguin (05 May, 2005)

Nick Hornby's second bestselling novel is about sex, manliness and fatherhood. Will is thirty-six, comfortable and child-free. And he's discovered a brilliant new way of meeting women - through single-parent groups. Marcus is twelve and a little bitnerdish: he's got the kind of mother who made him listen to Joni Mitchell rather than Nirvana. Perhaps they can help each other out a little bit, and both can st ...

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Up and Down in the Dales (by Gervase Phinn)

Penguin (25 Mar, 2010)

Life for the Yorkshire Dales school inspector is about to become not unlike the rambling hills of the Dales themselves - up and down and all over the place. Despite a year of disasters, Gervase manages to gallantly retain his sense of humour throughout. This is his fourth book of reminiscences.

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Do Not Pass Go: From the Old Kent Road to Mayfair (by Tim Moore)

Vintage (02 Oct, 2003)

Monopoly was, at least officially, invented during the 1930s by Charles Darrow, an unemployed boiler salesman from Germantown, Pennsylvania. (Darrow went to his grave, Moore notes, "stubbornly refusing to recall any contact with The Landlord Game, patented in 1904."). The original, and subsequent American versions, featured the streets of Atlantic City. The English, London edition first appeared in 1936, th ...

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Eats, Shoots and Leaves (by Lynne Truss)

Fourth Estate (01 Oct, 2009)

Everyone knows the basics of punctuation, surely? Aren't we all taught at school how to use full stops, commas and question marks? And yet we see ignorance and indifference everywhere. "Its Summer!" says a sign that cries out for an apostrophe. "ANTIQUE,S," says another, bizarrely. "Pansy's ready", we learn to our considerable interest ("Is she?"), as we browse among the bedding plants. In Eats, Shoots ...

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The Colour of Magic: The First Discworld Novel (by Terry Pratchett)

Corgi (18 Jan, 1985)

Twoflower was a tourist, the first ever seen on the Discworld. Tourist, Rincewind decided, meant idiot. Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different. It plays by different rules. Certainly, it refuses to succumb to the quaint notion that universes are ruled by ...

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Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin Classics) (by Stella Gibbons)

Penguin Classics (26 Oct, 2006)

When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned at nineteen, she decides her only choice is to descend upon relatives in deepest Sussex. At the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm, she meets the doomed Starkadders: cousin Judith; Amos; their sons, Seth and Reuben; and Aunt Ada Doom. But Flora loves nothing better than to organize other people. Read what others have to say. The great parody of the overl ...

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The Ascent Of Rum Doodle (Vintage Classics) (by W E Bowman)

Vintage Classics (01 Apr, 2010)

Tells how led by the reliably under-insightful Binder, a team of seven British men including Dr Prone (constantly ill); Jungle the route finder (constantly lost), Constant the diplomat (constantly arguing) and 3,000 Yogistani porters, set out to conquer the highest peak in the Himalayas.

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Blind Faith (by Ben Elton)

Black Swan (16 May, 2008)

Imagine a world where everyone knows everything about everybody. Where 'sharing' is valued above all, and privacy is considered a dangerous perversion. Trafford wouldn't call himself a rebel, but he's daring to be different, to stand out from the crowd. In his own small ways, he wants to push against the system.

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Your New Baby: An Owner's Manual (by Martin Baxendale)

Silent But Deadly Publications (27 Jun, 1996)

This invaluable OWNER'S HANDBOOK will ensure many years of trouble-free operation from your NEW BABY, covering such essential subjects as: BASIC AND ADVANCED, OPERATING FEATURES & MODES, ROUTINE SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE. AND MUCH MUCH MORE....

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Three Men in a Boat, to Say Nothing of the Dog! (Penguin Popular Classics) (by Jerome K. Jerome)

Penguin Classics (25 Jan, 2007)

J and his friends George and Harris decide that a jaunt up the Thames would suit them to a 'T'. But when they set off, they can hardly predict the troubles that lie ahead with tow-ropes, unreliable weather-forecasts and tins of pineapple chunks - not to mention the devastation left in the wake of J's small fox-terrier Montmorency.

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