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The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules (by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg, Rod Bradbury)

Pan (02 Jan, 2014)

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules is an incredibly quirky, humorous and warm-hearted story about growing old disgracefully - and breaking all the rules along the way! 79-year-old Martha Anderson dreams of escaping her care home and robbing a bank. She has no intention of spending the rest of her days in an armchair and is determined to fund her way to a much more exciting life-style. Along with he ...

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The Last Anniversary (by Liane Moriarty)

Penguin (23 Oct, 2014)

One abandoned baby. Two sisters with a secret. One chance to rewrite the past. Over seventy years have passed since sisters Rose and Connie Doughty found an abandoned baby near their home on the island Scribbly Gum. With no one to take care of it, Rose and Connie took the baby in as their own. Since then the 'Munro Baby Mystery' has brought fame and fortune, putting Scribbly Gum on the tourist map, es ...

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The Winter Folly (by Lulu Taylor)

Pan (02 Jan, 2014)

In this house there are many secrets… It is 1965 and young Alexandra Crewe obediently marries the man her father has selected for her. But very soon both she and her husband Laurence realize that their marriage is a disaster. When real love finds Alexandra, plucking her out of her unhappy existence, she is powerless to resist. Her home becomes Fort Stirling, a beautiful Dorset castle, but Alexandra fea ...

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Necessary Lies (by Diane Chamberlain)

Pan (01 Aug, 2013)

If youre a fan of Jodie Picoult. youll love the latest novel by Diane Chamberlain. bestselling author of The Midwifes Confession ... North Carolina. 1960 . Newlywed Jane Forrester. fresh out of university. is seeking what most other women have shunned:. a career But life as a social worker is far from what she expected Out amongst the rural Tobacco fields of Grace County. Jane encounters a world of. extreme ...

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Sisterland (by Curtis Sittenfeld)

Black Swan (01 Jan, 2014)

For identical twins, Kate and Violet are about as unlike as two peas from the same pod can be. Except in one respect – they share a hidden gift. But after Kate inadvertently reveals their secret when they are thirteen years old, their lives are set on diverging paths. Twenty years later Kate, a devoted wife and mother, has settled down in the suburbs to raise her two young children. Violet is single, a ...

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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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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (by Karen Joy Fowler)

Serpent's Tail (19 Jun, 2014)

Rosemary's young, just at college, and she's decided not to tell anyone a thing about her family. So we're not going to tell you too much either: you'll have to find out for yourselves, round about page 77, what it is that makes her unhappy family unlike any other. Rosemary is now an only child, but she used to have a sister the same age as her, and an older brother. Both are now gone - vanished from he ...

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Elephant Moon (by John Sweeney)

Silvertail Books (01 Sep, 2014)

As the Second World War rages, the Japanese Imperial Army enters Burma and the British rulers prepare to flee. But the human legacy of the British Empire will be left behind in the shape of sixty-two Anglo-Burmese children, born to local women after affairs with foreign men. Half-castes, they are not acknowledged by either side and they are to be abandoned with no one to protect them. Their teacher, Grace C ...

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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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Family Album (by Penelope Lively)

Penguin (27 May, 2010)

Allersmead is a big shabby Victorian suburban house. The perfect place to grow up for elegant Sandra, difficult Gina, destructive Paul, considerate Katie, clever Roger and flighty Clare. But was it?

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The Light Behind The Window (by Lucinda Riley)

Pan (30 Aug, 2012)

The present: Emilie de la Martiniéres has always fought against her aristocratic background, but after the death of her glamorous, distant mother, she finds herself alone in the world and sole inheritor of her grand childhood home in the south of France. An old notebook of poems leads her in search of the mysterious and beautiful Sophia, whose tragic love affair changed the course of her family history. As ...

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The One Plus One (by Jojo Moyes)

Penguin (31 Jul, 2014)

Jess Thomas, with two jobs and two kids and never enough money, wears flip flops in the hope of spring. And when life knocks her down she does her best to bounce right back. But no one told her it's okay to ask for help. Plus one lost stranger . . . Ed Nichols is the good guy gone bad. He had it all, then one stupid mistake cost him everything. Now he'll do anything to make it right. Equals a chanc ...

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