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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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Behind The Scenes At The Museum (by Kate Atkinson)

Black Swan (30 Nov, -0001)

Ruby Lennox was conceived grudgingly by Bunty and born while her father, George, was in the Dog and Hare in Doncaster telling a woman in an emerald dress and a D-cup that he wasn't married. Bunty had never wanted to marry George, but here she was, stuck in a flat above the pet shop in an ancient street beneath York Minster, with sensible and sardonic Patrica aged five, greedy cross-patch Gillian who refused ...

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Meltdown (by Ben Elton)

Black Swan (08 Jul, 2010)

For amiable City trader Jimmy Corby money was the new Rock n' Roll. His whole life was a party, adrenalin charged and cocaine fuelled. If he hadn't met Monica he would probably have ended up either dead or in rehab. But Jimmy was as lucky in love as he was at betting on dodgy derivatives, so instead of burning out, his star just burned brighter.

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The Girl On The Landing (by Paul Torday)

Phoenix (19 Jul, 2012)

A ghost story, a psychological thriller and a tale of love rediscovered, THE GIRL ON THE LANDING is the gripping new novel from the author of SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN.

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A Week in Winter (by Maeve Binchy)

Orion (08 Nov, 2012)

The Sheedy sisters had lived in Stone House for as long as anyone could remember. Set high on the cliffs on the west coast of Ireland, overlooking the windswept Atlantic ocean, it was falling into disrepair - until one woman, with a past she needed to forget, breathed new life into the place. Now a hotel, with a big, warm kitchen and log fires, it provides a welcome few can resist. Winnie is generally able ...

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The Casual Vacancy (by J. K. Rowling)

Little, Brown (27 Sep, 2012)

The first adult novel by J.K. Rowling

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