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A Week in Winter (by Maeve Binchy)

Orion (08 Nov, 2012)

The Sheedy sisters had lived in Stone House for as long as anyone could remember. Set high on the cliffs on the west coast of Ireland, overlooking the windswept Atlantic ocean, it was falling into disrepair - until one woman, with a past she needed to forget, breathed new life into the place. Now a hotel, with a big, warm kitchen and log fires, it provides a welcome few can resist. Winnie is generally able ...

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Adrian Mole and The Weapons of Mass Destruction (by Sue Townsend)

Penguin (01 Sep, 2005)

Adrian Mole is thirty-four and three quarters, almost officially middle-aged, when Mr. Blair asserts in Parliament that weapons of Mass Destruction can be deployed within forty-five minutes and can reach Cyprus. Now living in a minimalist loft apartment at Rat Wharf, overlooking the Grand Union Canal (an area optimistically tipped to become Leicester's equivalent to the left bank in Paris), Adrian finds so ...

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After the Fall (by Charity Norman)

Allen & Unwin (03 Jan, 2013)

In the quiet of a New Zealand winter's night, a rescue helicopter is sent to airlift a five-year-old boy with severe internal injuries. He's fallen from the upstairs veranda of an isolated farmhouse, and his condition is critical. At first, Finn's fall looks like a horrible accident; after all, he's prone to sleepwalking. Only his frantic mother, Martha McNamara, knows how it happened. And she isn't telling ...

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Amity & Sorrow (by Peggy Riley)

Tinder Press (29 Aug, 2013)

AMITY & SORROW is a story about God, sex, and farming. It's THE LOVELY BONES meets WITNESS: an unforgettable journey into the horrors a true believer can inflict upon his family, and what it is like to live when the end of the world doesn't come. In the wake of a suspicious fire, Amaranth gathers her children and flees from the cult where her children were born and raised. Now she is on the run with ...

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Arms Wide Open (by Tom Winter)

Corsair (17 Apr, 2014)

Jack and Meredith are non-identical twins; the only similarity between them is their lives rapidly falling apart. Jack's high-flying career in advertising has crashed and burned. Meredith's world is also crumbling - a decomposing yogurt in her fridge now a symbol of her failed marriage. Her children, Jemima and Luke, offer little support, too consumed with the worlds of online dating and amateur taxidermy. ...

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Before I Go To Sleep (by S J Watson)

Black Swan (02 Jan, 2012)

So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.

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Behind The Scenes At The Museum (by Kate Atkinson)

Black Swan (30 Nov, -0001)

Ruby Lennox was conceived grudgingly by Bunty and born while her father, George, was in the Dog and Hare in Doncaster telling a woman in an emerald dress and a D-cup that he wasn't married. Bunty had never wanted to marry George, but here she was, stuck in a flat above the pet shop in an ancient street beneath York Minster, with sensible and sardonic Patrica aged five, greedy cross-patch Gillian who refused ...

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Bright Young Things (by Scarlett Thomas)

Canongate Books Ltd (06 Sep, 2012)

'"Bright Young Things" wanted for Big Project.' They're in the prime of their lives but our bright young things are all burnt out. Six sparky twenty-somethings just out of university and working dead-end jobs, they are all bored to tears with their lives and looking for a way out. When a mysterious job is advertised in the newspaper, they all apply. What they least expect is to find themselves prisoners on ...

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Clear Light Of Day (by Anita Desai)

Vintage (01 Mar, 2001)

To the family living in the shabby, dusty house in Delhi, Tara's visit brings a sharp reminder of life outside tradition. For Bim coping endlessly with their problems, there is a renewal of the old jealousies for, unlike her sister, she has failed to escape. Looking at both the cruelty and beauty of family life and the harshness of India's modern history, Clear Light of Day brilliantly evokes the painful pr ...

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Cold Earth (by Sarah Moss)

Granta Books (03 Jun, 2010)

Six people with varying motives and varying levels of enthusiasm head to Greenland to excavate a ruined and pillaged farm site. The dig is set against isolation from the rest of the world which is suffering from a swine-flu like outbreak of unknown severity. The novel tells all of their stories against the back drop of the trials of surviving not only the bleak surroundings, but each other. With each charac ...

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Coming Home For Christmas (by Julia Williams)

Avon (06 Nov, 2014)

These three friends are dreading Christmas … The perfect festive treat for fans of The Archers, Carole Matthews and Veronica Henry. Cat needs to get off the ‘has-been’ heap and rescue her flagging TV career but the demands of her extended family are reaching fever pitch and she barely has time to breathe. Meanwhile, Pippa has got too many balls to juggle as a struggling single mum trying to hang ...

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Do No Harm (by Carol Topolski)

Penguin (19 Jan, 2012)

What happens when someone whose job it is to do good is secretly bad? Everyone knows about Virginia: about her stellar reputation as a gynaecologist; about her commitment to her women patients. But who knows about the knives? Everyone knows about Faisal too: about his gentle charm and his family; about his brilliance in the operating theatre. But who knows he's a traitor? And Gilda - everyone ...

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