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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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I'm the King of the Castle (by Susan Hill)

Penguin (26 Oct, 1973)

'I didn't want you to come here.' So says the note that the boy Edmund Hooper passes to Charles Kingshaw upon his arrival at Warings. But, young Kingshaw and his mother have come to live with Hooper and his father in the ugly, isolated Victorian house for good.

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The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary classics) (by Margaret Atwood)

Vintage (05 Jul, 1996)

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed . If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs. . . . .

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The Drowning People (by Richard Mason)

Penguin Books Ltd (27 Jan, 2000)

A murder mystery, this novel is narrated by a 60-year old man who has just killed his wife. The plot then moves back in time to when the man was 22 and the story eventually reveals why he becomes a killer 40 years later.

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The Clematis Tree (by Ann Widdecombe)

Phoenix (01 Feb, 2001)

Mark and Claire seem an Ideal couple He is an Accountant SHE the daughter of a Successful Businessman and they live in a comfortable middle-class village in Surrey. At a garden party to celeate their daughter's baptism. their son Jeremy is knocked down on the road outside when chasing after an escaped rabbit. He survives. but to all intents as a vegetable. He is unable to speak. only grunt. and is spoon- f ...

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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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The God of Small Things (by Arundhati Roy)

Harper Perennial (05 May, 2004)

The Asian literary phenomenon of the 90s. More magical than Mistry, more of a rollicking good read than Rushdie, more nerve-tinglingly imagined than Naipaul, here, perhaps, is the greatest Indian novel by a woman. Arundhati Roy has written an astonishingly rich, fertile novel, teeming with life, colour, heart-stopping language, wry comedy and a hint of magical realism. Set against a background of political ...

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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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The Night Watch (by Sarah Waters)

Virago, London (01 Feb, 2006)

Sarah Waters, the award-winning author of three novels set in Victorian London, returns with a stunning novel that marks a departure from the 19th century.

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The Accidental (by Ali Smith)

Penguin (06 Apr, 2006)

The Smart family's lacklustre holiday in Norwich is turned upside down when a beguiling stranger called Amber appears, bringing with her love, joy, pain and upheaval. The Smarts try to make sense of their bewildering emotions as Amber tramples over family boundaries and forces them to think about their world and themselves in an entirely new way.

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The Villa in Italy (by Elizabeth Edmondson)

Harper (04 Dec, 2006)

Marvellously atmospheric tale of four strangers summoned to a grand but neglected villa on the Italian coast. Each of them has been named in a will, but not one of them knows their benefactress… Four very different people are named in a will. Delia, an opera singer robbed of her voice by illness; George, an idealistic scientist who cannot face what his skills have created; Marjorie, desperately poor an ...

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The Stolen Child (by Keith Donohue)

Vintage (01 Mar, 2007)

Henry Day is kidnapped by fairy changelings near his home. They give Henry a new name, Aniday. The group has left another child in Henry's place. This changeling boy, morphed into Henry's duplicate, must hide his true identity from the Day family. Both Henry and Aniday search obsessively for who they were before they changed places in the world.

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