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Call of the Curlew (by Elizabeth Brooks)

Doubleday (28 Jun, 2018)

On New Year's Eve, at the age of eighty-six, Virginia feels the time has finally come. In 1939, Virginia is ten, an orphan arriving to meet her new adoptive parents, Clem and Lorna Wrathmell, at their mysterious house, Salt Winds. The house sits right on the edge of a vast marsh, a beautiful but dangerous place. It's the start of a new life for Virginia, but she quickly senses that all is not right betwe ...

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The Final Empire: Mistborn Book One: 1 (by Brandon Sanderson)

Gollancz (01 Oct, 2009)

For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear while the Lord Ruler reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, a divinely invincible leader. Hope is long lost, until a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa in the depths of the most hellish prison and discovered he has the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural ...

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The Chalk Pit: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 9 (by Elly Griffiths)

Quercus (23 Feb, 2017)

Boiled human bones have been found in Norwich's web of underground tunnels. When forensic archaeologist Dr Ruth Galloway discovers the bones aren't as old as originally thought, it's time for DCI Nelson to launch a murder inquiry. What was initially just a medieval curiosity has taken a much more sinister nature... Meanwhile, DS Judy Johnson is investigating the disappearance of a local rough sleeper. Th ...

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Lords And Ladies: (Discworld Novel 14) (Discworld series) (by Terry Pratchett)

Transworld Digital (19 Jan, 2010)

The fairies are back – but this time they don’t just want your teeth…

It's Midsummer Night - no time for dreaming. Because sometimes, when there's more than one reality at play, too much dreaming can make the walls between them come tumbling down. Unfortunately there's usually a damned good reason for there being walls between them in the first place - to keep things ...

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The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Book 16) (by Alexander McCall Smith)

Little, Brown Book Group (17 Sep, 2015)

Mma Ramotswe is not one to sit about. Her busy life as the proprietress of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency gives her little time for relaxation. Nonetheless, she is persuaded by her co-director Mma Makutsi to take a holiday.

But Mma Ramotswe finds it impossible to resist the temptation to interfere with the agency's cases - secretly, she intends . . . This leads her to delve into the past of a ...

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Daggerspell (Deverry Book 1) (by Katharine Kerr)

HarperVoyager (26 Mar, 2015)

The first volume of the celebrated Deverry series, an epic fantasy rooted in Celtic mythology that intricately interweaves human and elven history over several hundred years.

In a world outside reality, the flickering spirit of a young girl hovers between incarnations, knowing neither her past nor her future. But in the temporal world there is one who knows and waits: Nevyn, the wandering sorcerer. ...

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Serena (by Ron Rash)

Canongate Books (06 Aug, 2009)

The year is 1929, and newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton arrive from Boston in the North Carolina mountains to create a timber empire. Serena is new to the mountains – but she soon shows herself the equal of any worker, overseeing crews, hunting rattlesnakes, even saving her husband’s life in the wilderness. Yet she also learns that she will never bear a child. Serena’s discovery will set in motion ...

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Graceling (Graceling Realm Book 1) (by Kristin Cashore)

Gollancz (20 Nov, 2008)

In a world where people born with an exceptional skill, known as a Grace, are feared and exploited, Katsa carries the burden of a skill even she despises: the Grace of killing. She lives under the command of her Uncle Randa, King of the Middluns, and is expected to carry out his dirty work, punishing and torturing anyone who displeases him. Breaking arms and cutting off fingers are her stock-in-trade. Fi ...

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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood: A Novel (The Ya-Ya Series) (by Rebecca Wells)

HarperCollins e-books (17 Mar, 2009)

When theatre director Siddalee Walker inadvertently reveals some of the less-savory facts of her Louisiana childhood to the New York Times, the article brands her mother, Vivi, a "tap-dancing child abuser. Vivi virtually disowns Sidda, but Vivi's intrepid gang of lifelong friends, the Ya-Yas, sashay in and conspire to bring everyone back together. The Ya-Yas persuade Vivi to send Sidda a scrapbook of their ...

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Constance

Pocket (15 Mar, 2018)

Connie Thorne was a foundling, a child left by her mother for strangers to find. Forty years on, without ever being able to discover her true identity, she has put all her energy into creating a flawless shell for herself. As a child, she was musical, her sister Jeanette was deaf. One of them was dark, the other sunny. Yet they both fell in love with the same man. And her feelings for Bill, Jeanette's hu ...

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A Gathering of Ghosts (by Karen Maitland)

Headline Review (06 Sep, 2018)

Pagans tackle the Knights of St John with terrible consequences in the new medieval thriller by Queen of the Dark Ages, Karen Maitland. Set on the wilds of Dartmoor, this is a ghostly tale for fans of The Essex Serpent or C. J. Sansom's Shardlake series.

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The Love Letter (by Lucinda Riley)

Pan (26 Jul, 2018)

1995, London. When Sir James Harrison, one the greatest actors of his generation, passes away at the age of ninety-five he leaves behind not just a heartbroken family but also a secret so shocking, so devastating that it could rock the English establishment to its core . . . Joanna Haslam is an ambitious young journalist, assigned to cover the legendary actor’s funeral. The great and the good of the ...

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