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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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The Lighthouse (by Alison Moore)

Salt Publishing (15 Aug, 2012)

The Lighthouse begins on a North Sea ferry, on whose blustery outer deck stands Futh, a middle-aged, recently separated man heading to Germany for a restorative walking holiday. Spending his first night in Hellhaus at a small, family-run hotel, he finds the landlady hospitable but is troubled by an encounter with an inexplicably hostile barman. In the morning, Futh puts the episode behind him and sets ...

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Oh Dear Silvia (by Dawn French)

Michael Joseph (25 Oct, 2012)

Dawn French, number one bestelling author of "A Tiny Bit Marvellous" and one of Britain's best loved comic writers, returns with "Oh Dear Silvia", a darkly comic pageturner that will have you hanging on her every word. Who is in Coma Suite Number 5? A matchless lover? A supreme egotist? A selfless martyr? A bad mother? A cherished sister? A selfish wife? All of these. For this is Silvia Shute who has always ...

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Bright Young Things (by Scarlett Thomas)

Canongate Books Ltd (06 Sep, 2012)

'"Bright Young Things" wanted for Big Project.' They're in the prime of their lives but our bright young things are all burnt out. Six sparky twenty-somethings just out of university and working dead-end jobs, they are all bored to tears with their lives and looking for a way out. When a mysterious job is advertised in the newspaper, they all apply. What they least expect is to find themselves prisoners on ...

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When I Lived in Modern Times (by Linda Grant)

Granta Books (06 Jan, 2011)

It is April 1946. Evelyn Sert, 20 years old, a hairdresser from Soho, sails for Palestine, where Jewish refugees and idealists are gathering from across Europe to start a new life in a brand new country. In the glittering, cosmopolitan, Bauhaus city of Tel Aviv, anything seems possible - the new self, new Jew, new woman are all feasible. Evelyn, adept at disguises, reinvents herself as the bleached blonde P ...

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Winter's Children (by Leah Fleming)

Avon (11 Nov, 2010)

Grieving widow, Kay Partridge and her daughter Evie, unable to face the oncoming Christmas festivities, move into a cottage at majestic Wintergill Farm in the Yorkshire Dales. Kay wants to shut the door and forget about everything. Evie, struggling to come to terms with the concept of death, just wants her Daddy to come home for Christmas.

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The Prisoner of Heaven (by Carlos Ruiz Zafon)

W&N (21 Jun, 2012)

The third in the cycle of novels that began with THE SHADOW OF THE WIND and THE ANGEL'S GAME. THE PRISONER OF HEAVEN returns to the world of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books and the Sempere & Sons bookshop. It begins just before Christmas in Barcelona in 1957, one year after Daniel and Bea from THE SHADOW OF THE WIND have married. They now have a son, Julian, and are living with Daniel's father at Sempere & ...

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The Midwife's Confession (by Diane Chamberlain)

Mira Books (17 Jun, 2011)

"So full of unexpected twists you'll find yourself wanting to finish it in one sitting. Fans of Jodi Picoult's style will love how Diane Chamberlain writes." --Candis

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Gold (by Chris Cleave)

Sceptre (07 Jun, 2012)

Gold is the story of three Olympic cyclists, Zoe, Kate and Jack, along with Kate and Jack's daughter, Sophie, and Kate and Zoe's trainer, Tom. Tom coaches the two women from the age of 19 through three Olympic games.

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Missing Persons (by Nicci Gerrard)

Penguin (24 May, 2012)

'Missing Persons' is the story of the Hopkins family, Mum Isabel, Dad Felix, daughter Tamsin, son Johnny, and daughter Mia. They are a typical family unit, with all the trials and tribulations that most of us experience. Tamsin, the oldest daughter, is overweight and unhappy. Mia, the youngest, is thin and being bullied at school. Johnny.........well, Johnny is perfect. He is a kind, caring, loving boy, wh ...

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Painter of Silence (by Georgina Harding)

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (26 Apr, 2012)

Georgina Harding's latest novel 'Painter of Silence' is set in Romania; it is the early 1950s and a frail, almost skeletal young man is found collapsed on the steps of the city of Iasi's hospital. He has no papers on him and offers no information about himself - in fact he does not speak at all, and it is some days before it is realized that the man is a deaf mute.

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The Land of Decoration (by Grace McCleen)

Chatto & Windus (01 Mar, 2012)

Blissfully inventive, brilliantly written, with a huge heart, and a tense, pulsing plot: The Land of Decoration introduces a young heroine who will change the way you see the world.

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