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Mendel's Dwarf (by Simon Mawer)

Abacus (07 Jul, 2011)

Like his great-great-great uncle, the early geneticist Gregor Mendel, Dr Benedict Lambert is struggling to unlock the secrets of heredity. But for Benedict the mission is particularly urgent and personal, for his is afflicted by achondroplasia. He is a dwarf. When a chance meeting leads him to the acceptance that he craves, he begins a journey towards correcting the injustice of his own capricious genes, wi ...

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The Courage Tree (by Diane Chamberlain)

MIRA (01 Nov, 2013)

Janine wants her child to live a normal life full of adventure, so she lets her precious daughter go on her first overnight camping trip. When Sophie disappears, Janine is immediately facing a countdown she has no control over. Because Sophie isn’t like every other girl...she suffers from a rare disease. Every day her daughter is missing is one day closer to her death. A race against time. A race ...

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The Pearl That Broke Its Shell: A Novel (by Nadia Hashimi)

William Morrow Paperbacks (12 Feb, 2015)

The entwined stories of two Afghan women separated by a century who find freedom in the tradition of bacha posh, which allows girls to dress and live as boys - until they are of marriageable age.

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The A to Z of You and Me (by James Hannah)

Black Swan (27 Aug, 2015)

This is a striking literary debut of love and mortality perfect for fans of quirky, heart-wrenching fiction like Nathan Filer, David Nicholls and Rachel Joyce. Ivo has all kinds of everyday joy in his life - he's young, he's in love, he has friends who promise to stand by him if life ever goes wrong. Then one day, life does go wrong. He makes a mistake, and it's big and unforgiveable. Now time is running ou ...

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The Followers (by Rebecca Wait)

Picador (21 May, 2015)

On the bleak, windswept moors of northern England, a small religious cult has cut itself off from society, believing they have found meaning in a purposeless world. Led by their prophet Nathaniel, they eagerly await the end times. But when the prophet brings in a new recruit, Stephanie, along with her rebellious daughter Judith, the group's delicate dynamic is disturbed. Judith is determined to escape, but ...

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The Silent Sister (by Diane Chamberlain)

Pan (15 Jan, 2015)

WHAT IF EVERYTHING YOU BELIEVED TURNED OUT TO BE A LIE? Riley MacPherson is returning to her childhood home in North Carolina. A place that holds cherished memories. While clearing out the house she finds a box of old newspaper articles - and a shocking family secret begins to unravel. Riley has spent her whole life believing that her older sister Lisa died tragically as a teenager. But now she's starti ...

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The Sunrise (by Victoria Hislop)

Headline Review (25 Sep, 2014)

In the summer of 1972, Famagusta in Cyprus is the most desirable resort in the Mediterranean, a city bathed in the glow of good fortune. An ambitious couple are about to open the island's most spectacular hotel, where Greek and Turkish Cypriots work in harmony. Two neighbouring families, the Georgious and the Özkans, are among many who moved to Famagusta to escape the years of unrest and ethnic violence el ...

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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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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 Paying Guests (by Sarah Waters)

Virago (28 Aug, 2014)

'There came the splash of water and the rub of heels as Mrs Barber stepped into the tub. After that there was a silence, broken only by the occasional echoey plink of drips from the tap... 'Frances had been picturing her lodgers in purely mercenary terms - as something like two great waddling shillings. But this, she thought, was what it really meant to have paying guests: this odd, unintimate proximity, ...

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The School Inspector Calls: A Little Village School Novel (by Gervase Phinn)

Hodder Paperbacks (19 Jun, 2014)

The third Little Village School novel Summer has arrived in Barton-in-the-Dale and as a new term begins at the little primary school, it's not just the warm weather that's getting people hot under the collar. Meetings with the teachers from Urebank School to discuss the merger are producing more than a few fireworks, a disruptive new pupil arrives, set to cause trouble, and a surprising staff love affair is ...

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Reflection (by Diane Chamberlain)

Pan (31 Jul, 2014)

YOU CAN NEVER OUTRUN THE PAST. Twenty years ago, a terrible tragedy shattered the tranquillity of the small Pennsylvania Dutch town of Reflection. The residents of the village have never forgiven the one woman they blamed for what happened - Rachel Huber. After the incident, Rachel left the town and cut off all ties there. But when Rachel receives the news that her estranged grandmother, Helen, is ill and n ...

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