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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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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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