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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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Instructions for a Heatwave (by Maggie O'Farrell)

Tinder Press (29 Aug, 2013)

An unforgettable portrait of an Irish family in crisis in the legendary heatwave of 1976

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Amity & Sorrow (by Peggy Riley)

Tinder Press (29 Aug, 2013)

AMITY & SORROW is a story about God, sex, and farming. It's THE LOVELY BONES meets WITNESS: an unforgettable journey into the horrors a true believer can inflict upon his family, and what it is like to live when the end of the world doesn't come. In the wake of a suspicious fire, Amaranth gathers her children and flees from the cult where her children were born and raised. Now she is on the run with ...

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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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The Disappearance of Emily Marr (by Louise Candlish)

Sphere (01 Aug, 2013)

Arriving on the windswept Ile de Ré off the coast of France, Tabby Dewhurst is heartbroken and penniless, unable even to afford a room for the night. Then she overhears a villager repeating aloud the access code to her front door and, hardly believing her own actions, Tabby waits for the villager to leave and lets herself into the house . . . And so she enters the strange, hidden world of Emmie, who ...

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Heartbreak Hotel (by Deborah Moggach)

Vintage (29 Aug, 2013)

From Deborah Moggach, bestselling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, comes another hilarious and romantic comedy, this time set in a run-down B&B in Wales. When retired actor Buffy decides to up sticks from London and move to rural Wales, he has no idea what he is letting himself in for. In possession of a run-down B&B that leans more towards the shabby than the chic and is miles from nowhere, ...

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Perfect (by Rachel Joyce)

Black Swan (27 Feb, 2014)

Summer, 1972: In the claustrophobic heat, eleven-year-old Byron and his friend begin 'Operation Perfect', a hapless mission to rescue Byron's mother from impending crisis. Winter, present day: As frost creeps across the moor, Jim cleans tables in the local café, a solitary figure struggling with OCD. His job is a relief from the rituals that govern his nights. Little would seem to connect them except ...

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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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Little Village School (Barton in the Dale) (by Gervase Phinn)

Hodder & Stoughton (07 Jul, 2011)

She was wearing red shoes! With silver heels! Elisabeth Devine causes quite a stir on her arrival in the village. No one can understand why the head of a big inner city school would want to come to sleepy little Barton-in-the-Dale, to a primary with more problems than school dinners. And that's not even counting the challenges the mysterious Elisabeth herself will face: a bitter former head teacher, a ...

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Heartburn (VMC) (by Nora Ephron)

Virago (08 May, 2008)

The autobiographical novel by Nora Ephron, Oscar-nominated screenwriter (When Harry Met Sally) and successful director (Sleepless in Seattle), is a bittersweet book about love and loss.

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After the Fall (by Charity Norman)

Allen & Unwin (03 Jan, 2013)

In the quiet of a New Zealand winter's night, a rescue helicopter is sent to airlift a five-year-old boy with severe internal injuries. He's fallen from the upstairs veranda of an isolated farmhouse, and his condition is critical. At first, Finn's fall looks like a horrible accident; after all, he's prone to sleepwalking. Only his frantic mother, Martha McNamara, knows how it happened. And she isn't telling ...

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