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A Lesson in Love: A Little Village School Novel (Little Village School Novels) (by Gervase Phinn)

Hodder & Stoughton (12 Mar, 2015)

Love is in the air in the little village of Barton-in-the-Dale. Anyone can see that Ashley Underwood and Emmet O'Malley are made for each other. They've just got to admit it to themselves . . . But as the saying goes, the course of true love never did run smooth. While romance blossoms on one side of the village, an angry young boy struggles to believe in love. But when tragedy strikes, he learns that co ...

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A Tiny Bit Marvellous (by Dawn French)

Michael Joseph (28 Oct, 2010)

Mo is about to hit the big 50, and some uncomfortable truths are becoming quite apparent: She doesn't understand either of her teenage kids, which as a child psychologist, is fairly embarrassing. She has become entirely grey. Inside, and out. Her face has surrendered and is frightening children.

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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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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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Carry On, Jeeves: (Jeeves & Wooster) (by P.G. Wodehouse)

Arrow (01 May, 2008)

These marvellous stories introduce us to Jeeves, whose first ever duty is to cure Bertie's raging hangover ("If you would drink this, Sir... it is a little preparation of my own invention. It is the Worcester Sauce that gives it its colour. The raw egg makes it nutritious. The red pepper gives it its bite. Gentlemen have told me they have found it extremely invigorating after a late evening"). And from that ...

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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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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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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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Diary of a Nobody (Wordsworth Classics) (by George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith)

Wordsworth Editions Ltd (07 May, 1994)

'Why should I not publish my diary? I have often seen reminiscences of people I have never even heard of, and I fail to see - because I do not happen to be a 'Somebody' - why my diary should not be interesting' Charles Pooter

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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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High Rising: A Virago Modern Classic (VMC) (by Angela Thirkell)

Virago (22 Nov, 2012)

High Rising Successful lady novelist Laura Morland and her boisterous young son Tony set off to spend Christmas at her country home in the sleepy surrounds of High Rising. But Laura's wealthy friend and neighbour George Knox has taken on a scheming secretary whose designs on marriage to her employer threaten the delicate social fabric of the village. Can clever, practical Laura rescue George from Miss Grey' ...

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