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What Katy Did (by Susan Coolidge)

(16 May, 2012)

'I mean to do something grand. I don't know what, yet; but when I'm grown up I shall find out' Katy Carr is the longest girl that was ever seen. She is all legs and elbows, and angles and joints. She tears her dress every day, hates sewing and doesn't care a button about being called 'good'. Her head is full of schemes and one day she plans to do something important. But a great deal is to happen to Katy ...

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To Samarkand with Baggie Bird (by J. Edmund Latham)

(19 Jun, 2012)

To Samarkand with Baggie Bird’ is the story of my solo journey along the Silk Road, the world-famous trade route which stretched from China to Europe. Along it travelled the riches of the East and the knowledge of the West in one of the world’s first information superhighways. Despite having no significant travel experience, being only 21, and having the considerable impairment of just having fallen in ...

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Death of a Spy (A Mark Sava Spy Novel Book 4) (by Dan Mayland)

(11 Nov, 2014)

Life has never been better for Mark Sava, the former CIA station chief of Azerbaijan. He's recently married, has a newborn daughter, and the launch of his spies-for-hire business in Central Asia has been a great success. Then he gets a call from the US Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia--one his employees, seventy-two-year-old Larry Bowlan, has died of a heart attack. Bowlan was also Sava's first boss at the CI ...

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The Vampire Witch From Outer Space (Hackles) (by J.B. Funke)

(20 Aug, 2012)

Follow along, dear reader, as I open the swinging, creaky gate to gorror (that's gore/horror for the uninitiated.) Is that just mist in the air, or exploded ghosts? Watch your step; you're liable to accidentally get TERROR on your shoes. I am pleased to present the first in this soon-to-be Fear-ies of stories, which is sure to-- RAISE YOUR HACKLES. A shocking twist in every chapter! Chock full of referen ...

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The Wisdom of Father Brown (by G. K. Chesterton)

1st World Publishing (01 Oct, 2008)

The only possible excuse for this book is that it is an answer to a challenge. Even a bad shot is dignified when he accepts a duel. When some time ago I published a series of hasty but sincere papers, under the name of "Heretics," several critics for whose intellect I have a warm respect (I may mention specially Mr. G.S. Street) said that it was all very well for me to tell everybody to affirm his cosmic th ...

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The Book of the Unnamed Midwife (The Road to Nowhere) (by Meg Elison)

47North (11 Oct, 2016)

When she fell asleep, the world was doomed. When she awoke, it was dead. In the wake of a fever that decimated the earth’s population—killing women and children and making childbirth deadly for the mother and infant—the midwife must pick her way through the bones of the world she once knew to find her place in this dangerous new one. Gone are the pillars of civilization. All that remains is power ...

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Romulus Buckle & the City of the Founders (The Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin, Book One) (by Richard Ellis Preston Jr.)

47North (02 Jul, 2013)

In a post-apocalyptic world of endless snow, Captain Romulus Buckle and the stalwart crew of the Pneumatic Zeppelin must embark on a perilous mission to rescue their kidnapped leader, Balthazar Crankshaft, from the impenetrable City of the Founders. Steaming over a territory once known as Southern California – before it was devastated in the alien war – Buckle navigates his massive airship through skies ...

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The Children's Home (by Charles Lambert)

Aardvark Bureau (22 Feb, 2016)

Morgan Fletcher, the disfigured heir to a fortune of mysterious origins, lives on a sprawling estate, cut off from a threatening world. One day, his housekeeper, Engel, discovers a baby left on the doorstep. Soon more children arrive, among them stern, watchful David. With the help of Engel and town physician Doctor Crane, Morgan takes the children in, allowing them to explore the mansion … and to begin t ...

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Two Lives (by Vikram Seth)

Abacus (06 Jul, 2006)

TWO LIVES tells the remarkable story of Seth's great uncle and aunt. His great uncle Shanti left India for medical school in Berlin in the 1930s and lodged with a German Jewish family. In the household was a daughter, Henny, who urged her mother 'not to take the blackie'. But a friendship developed and each managed to leave Germany and found their way to Britain as the Nazis rose to power. Shanti joined the ...

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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 No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (by Alexander McCall Smith)

Abacus (05 Jun, 2004)

Wayward daughters. Missing Husbands. Philandering partners. Curious conmen. If you've got a problem, and no one else can help you, then pay a visit to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's only - and finest - female private detective. Her methods may not be conventional, and her manner not exactly Miss Marple, but she's got warmth, wit and canny intuition on her side, not to mention Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, the charmi ...

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The Full Cupboard Of Life: Number 5 in series: Winner of the Saga award for Wit (No. 1 Ladies' Detec (by Alexander McCall Smith)

Abacus (01 Jul, 2004)

Mma Ramotswe, who became engaged to Mr J.L.B. Matekoni at the end of the first book, is still engaged. She wonders when a day for the wedding will be named, but she is anxious to avoid putting too much pressure on her fiance. For indeed he has other things on his mind - notably a frightening request made of him by Mma Potokwani, pushy matron of the Orphan Farm. Mma Ramotswe herself has weighty matter ...

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