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The Book Thief (by Markus Zusak)

Black Swan (01 Jan, 2008)

Narrated in the all-knowing matter-of-fact voice of Death, witnessing the story of the citizens of Molching. By 1943, the Allied bombs are falling, and the sirens begin to wail. Liesel shares out her books in the air-raid shelters. But one day, the wail of the sirens comes too late.

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The Bookseller of Kabul (by ├ůsne Seierstad)

Virago Press Ltd (04 Mar, 2004)

In the spring of 2002, journalist ├ůsne Seierstad went to Afghanistan to live with a family for several months. Here she reveals her experiences, telling the story of Sultan Khan - who defied the authorities for 20 years to supply books to the people of Kabul - and his family.

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The Man in the Picture: A Ghost Story (by Susan Hill)

Profile Books (09 Oct, 2008)

A mysterious depiction of masked revellers at the Venice carnival hangs in the college rooms of Oliver's old professor in Cambridge. On a cold winter's night, its eerie secret is revealed by the ageing don.

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A Winter's Tale (by Trisha Ashley)

Avon (17 Nov, 2008)

Sophy Winter is not your typical Lady of the Manor!. When she unexpectedly inherits Winter's End - a crumbling mansion in the beautiful Lancashire countryside - it seems like all Sophy's prayers have been answered. She eagerly swaps life as an impoverished housekeeper in favour of her own team of staff. But Sophy quickly realises the challenge on her hands - the house is decrepit and its eccentric inhabitan ...

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A Forever Family (by Michael Jones)

Faber and Faber (01 Feb, 2007)

John Houghton and his wife learned that they could not have children of their own. Instead they adopted three siblings, two boys and a girl, who were looking for 'a forever family', as the adoption agencies put it. What followed is all too common in adoptive families, but it is rarely talked about in public.

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The Little Stranger (by Sarah Waters)

Virago Press Ltd (05 Jan, 2010)

In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life?

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Roots of Evil (by Sarah Rayne)

Pocket Books (03 Apr, 2006)

Old crimes cause new murder in this psychological thriller. Lucy Trent is used to having the legend of her glamorous grandmother unearthed from time to time - the silent-screen actress Lucretia von Wolff, whose life ended abruptly in a bizarre double murder and suicide at the Ashwood film studios in 1952.

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The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher (by Kate Summerscale)

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (26 Jul, 2008)

In the village of Road in Wiltshire during the summer of 1860, a family awakes to discover that a gruesome murder has taken place in their home. The guilty party is surely still among them. Jack Wilcher of Scotland Yard, the most celebrated detective of his day, has the unenviable task of conducting the investigation.

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The Girls (by Lori Lansens)

Virago Press Ltd (11 Jan, 2007)

The girls, Rose and Ruby Darlen, were born joined at the head in a rural farming community in 1974. Abandoned by their frightened teenage mother, they are adopted by the eccentric nurse who attended their birth, and her husband, a gentle immigrant butcher.

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Overheard in a Dream (by Torey Hayden)

Harper (02 Jun, 2008)

Bestselling author Torey Hayden's novel is a fascinating study of a fractured family, a troubled child, and a psychiatrist's attempts to rescue them. Conor, aged nine, arrives in the play therapy room of child psychiatrist James Innes with the diagnosis "autistic". His mother Laura, an aloof, enigmatic novelist, can't handle him. His rancher father, embroiled in divorcing Laura, does not feel there is anyth ...

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Secret (by Philippe Grimbert)

Portobello Books Ltd (01 Jan, 2008)

Growing up in post-war Paris the sickly only child of glamorous, athletic parents, the narrator invents for himself a make-believe - older, stronger, & more brilliant than he can ever be. It is only when the boy begins talking to an old family friend that he comes to realise that his imaginary sibling had a real predecessor.

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest (Millennium Trilogy Book 3) (by Stieg Larsson)

Quercus Publishing Plc (01 Apr, 2010)

A girl lies in a hospital room, very close to death because there is a bullet lodged in her brain. She is Lisbeth Salander, computer hacker and investigator. If Salander recovers from her injuries, she is more than likely to be put on trial for three murders -- the authorities regard her as a dangerous individual. But she won't see the inside of a courtroom if her father manages to kill her first!

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