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Red Rising (by Pierce Brown)

Hodder & Stoughton (25 Sep, 2014)

The Earth is dying. Darrow is a Red, a miner in the interior of Mars. His mission is to extract enough precious elements to one day tame the surface of the planet and allow humans to live on it. The Reds are humanity's last hope. Or so it appears, until the day Darrow discovers it's all al lie. That Mars has been habitable - and inhabited - for generations, by a class of people calling themselves the Gol ...

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The Trespasser: Dublin Murder Squad: 6. The gripping Richard & Judy Book Club 2017 thriller (by Tana French)

Hodder Paperbacks (20 Apr, 2017)

The case that will make Detective Antoinette Conway's murder squad career. Or break it. There's the murder squad you set your sights on at the beginning: the one where you're playing knife-edge mind-games with psychopathic geniuses. And there's the one you actually work on. The night shifts. The vicious pranks that go too far. Sifting the dregs for the case that might just be special. Tonight's case i ...

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The Lavender House (by Hilary Boyd)

Quercus (09 Feb, 2017)

Nancy de Freitas is the glue that holds her family together. Caught between her ageing, ailing mother Frances, and her struggling daughter Louise, frequent user of Nancy's babysitting services, it seems Nancy's fate is to quietly go on shouldering the burden of responsibility for all four generations. Her divorce four years ago put paid to any thoughts of a partner to share her later years with. Now it look ...

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here (by Patrick Ness)

Walker Books (05 May, 2016)

Award-winning writer Patrick Ness's bold and irreverent novel powerfully asks what if you weren't the Chosen One? The one who's supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you were like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows u ...

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Housekeeping (by Marilynne Robinson)

Faber & Faber (07 Jul, 2005)

Acclaimed on publication as a contemporary classic, Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and Lucille, orphansgrowing up in the small desolate town of Fingerbone in the vast northwest of America. Abandoned by a succession of relatives, the sisters find themselves in the care of Sylvie, the remote and enigmatic sister of their dead mother. Steeped in imagery of the bleak wintry landscape around them, the sist ...

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Dear Mother: A gripping and emotional story that will make you sob your heart out (by Angela Marsons)

Bookouture (01 Feb, 2014)

After their death of the cruel and abusive mother, estranged sisters Alex, Catherine and Beth reunite once again. Alex, the youngest, is a bitter, unhappy woman who refuses to face the horrors of her childhood. Finding solace in a bottle, her life is spiralling dangerously out of control. Eldest child, Catherine, has strived for success, despite her difficult upbringing. But behind the carefully const ...

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Family Secrets: Shame and Privacy in Modern Britain (by M D Deborah Cohen)

Oxford University Press, USA (24 Apr, 2013)

We live today in a culture of full disclosure, where tell-all memoirs top the best-seller lists, transparency is lauded, and privacy seems imperiled. But how did we get here? Exploring scores of previously sealed records, Family Secrets offers a sweeping account of how shame--and the relationship between secrecy and openness--has changed over the last two centuries in Britain. Deborah Cohen uses detailed sk ...

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Katwalk (Kat Colorado Mystery series) (by Karen Kijewski)

Headline (03 Jan, 1994)

Kat Colorado, a private eye, gets more than she bargains for when her friend Charity's soon-to-be-ex-husband Sam, claims to have lost $200,000 in the Vegas casinos and she is sent to find out if he's telling the truth.

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Songs of Innocence and of Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul (Oxford Pape (by William Blake)

OUP Oxford (15 Oct, 1970)

Blake was one of the finest craftsmen of his time, an artist for whom art and poetry were inextricably linked. He was an indepedent and rebellious thinker, who abhorred pretention and falsity in others. His Songs of Innocence are products of this innocent imagination untainted by worldliness, while the Songs of Experience resulted from his feelings of indignation and pity for the sufferings of mankind. The ...

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Come Twilight (Long Beach Homicide) (by Tyler Dilts)

Thomas & Mercer (23 Aug, 2016)

For the first time in years, things are going well for Long Beach homicide detective Danny Beckett. He’s closing cases with his partner, Jennifer Tanaka, and keeping a spare suit at the condo of his girlfriend, Julia Rice. But Danny’s peace is shattered when he’s called to investigate an apparent suicide—one that quickly reveals itself to be murder. Just as Danny begins to investigate, a bomb det ...

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We're Going on a Bear Hunt: My Adventure Field Guide

Walker Books Ltd (06 Apr, 2017)

An inspiring and fun field guide to the natural world, featuring artwork from the animated special of We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Inspired by and featuring artwork from the animated special, this field guide to the natural world is informational and fun. Young naturalists will discover a wealth of facts about plants and animals, bugs and birds, clouds, the night sky, the weather, and so much more. City and ...

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Goblin (by Ever Dundas)

Freight Books (18 May, 2017)

A novel set between the past and present with magical realist elements. Goblin is an outcast girl growing up in London during World War 2. Having been rejected by her mother, she leads a feral life with a gang of young children amidst the craters of London's Blitz. After witnessing a shocking event she increasingly takes refuge in a self-constructed but magical imaginary world. In 2011, a chance meeting ...

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