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The Road Home (by Rose Tremain)

Vintage (12 Jun, 2008)

Lev is on his way from Eastern Europe to Britain, seeking work. Behind him loom the figures of his dead wife, his beloved young daugher and his outrageous friend Rudi who - dreaming of the wealthy West - lives largely for his battered Chevrolet. Ahead of Lev lies the deep strangeness of the British: their hostile streets, their clannish pubs, their obsession with celebrity. London holds out the alluring pos ...

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The House We Grew Up In (by Lisa Jewell)

Century (18 Jul, 2013)

The House We Grew Up in All four children have an idyllic childhood: a picture-book cottage in a country village, a warm, cosy kitchen filled with love and laughter, sun-drenched afternoons in a rambling garden. But one Easter weekend a tragedy strikes the Bird family that is so devastating that, almost imperceptibly, it begins to tear them apart. Full description

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The Misremembered Man (by Christina McKenna)

AmazonEncore (07 Jun, 2011)

The Misremembered Man is a beautifully rendered portrait of life in rural Ireland which charms and delights with its authentic characters and gentle humor. This vivid portrayal of the universal search for love brings with it a darker tale, heartbreaking in its poignancy.

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The Lifeboat (by Charlotte Rogan)

Virago (03 Jan, 2013)

A daring and adventurous novel set just before the First World War. It begins in a courtroom, where an enigmatic young woman named Grace Winter is on trial; in flashback, we learn why . . .

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry (by Rachel Joyce)

Black Swan (02 Jan, 2013)

When Harold Fry leaves home one morning to post a letter, with his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof or mobile phone. All he knows is that he must keep walking. To save someone else's life.

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The Night Watch (by Sarah Waters)

Virago, London (01 Feb, 2006)

Sarah Waters, the award-winning author of three novels set in Victorian London, returns with a stunning novel that marks a departure from the 19th century.

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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared (by Jonas Jonasson)

Hesperus Press (12 Jul, 2012)

It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. The mayor is going to be there. The press is going to be there. But, as it turns out, Allan is not...Slowly but surely Allan climbs out of his bedroom window, into the flowerbed (in his slippers) and makes his getaway. And so begins ...

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The Good Daughter: My Mother's Hidden Life (by Jasmin Darznik)

Windmill Books (01 Mar, 2012)

A poignant and beautifully written story of three generations of Iranian women

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The Somnambulist (by Essie Fox)

Orion (05 Jan, 2012)

'Some secrets are better left buried...' When seventeen-year-old Phoebe Turner visits Wilton's Music Hall to watch her Aunt Cissy performing on stage, she risks the wrath of her mother Maud who marches with the Hallelujah Army, campaigning for all London theatres to close. While there, Phoebe is drawn to a stranger, the enigmatic Nathaniel Samuels, who heralds dramatic changes in the lives of all thr ...

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The Thoughts & Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals (by Wendy Jones)

Corsair (21 Jun, 2012)

Everyone has to make decisions about love. Wilfred Price, overcome with emotion on a sunny spring day, proposes to a girl he barely knows at a picnic. The girl, Grace, joyfully accepts and rushes to tell her family of Wilfred's intentions. But by this time Wilfred has realised his mistake. He does not love Grace. On the verge of extricating himself, Wilfred's situation suddenly becomes more serious when Gra ...

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The Sea Garden (by Marcia Willett)

Bantam Press (25 Oct, 2012)

Jess Penhaligon is on her way to Devon to receive an award for her botanical painting. Hosting her will be Kate, who gladly welcomes her into her home. Jess' own family fell apart several years ago, so she is grateful for Kate's friendliness - and her close unit of extended family and friends, who embrace Jess just as warmly. As this group begins reminiscing on their pasts and sharing their stories with Jes ...

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The Secret Keeper (by Kate Morton)

Mantle (11 Oct, 2012)

The Secret Keeper From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Distant Hours." During a party at the family farm in the English countryside, 16-year-old Laurel Nicolson has escaped to her childhood tree house. She spies a stranger coming up the road and sees her mother speak to him. Before the afternoon is over, Laurel will witness a shocking crime that challenges everything she knows about her fami ...

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