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The Behaviour Of Moths (by Poppy Adams)

Virago (02 Jul, 2009)

* An extraordinarily haunting, subtle and moving first novel about secrets and lies and moths * A marked success in hardback and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Prize

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The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress (by Beryl Bainbridge)

Little, Brown & Company (26 May, 2011)

In the rainswept summer of 1968, Rose sets off for the United States from Kentish Town to meet a man she knows as Washington Harold, in her suitcase a polka-dot dress and a one-way ticket. In a country rocked by the assassination of Martin Luther King and a rising groundswell of violence, they are to join forces in search of the charismatic and elusive Dr Wheeler - oracle, guru and redeemer - whom Rose cred ...

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Pure (by Andrew Miller)

Sceptre (05 Jan, 2012)

A year of bones, of grave-dirt, relentless work. Of mummified corpses and chanting priests. A year of rape, suicide, sudden death. Of friendship too. Of desire. Of love... A year unlike any other he has lived. Deep in the heart of Paris, its oldest cemetery is, by 1785, overflowing, tainting the very breath of those who live nearby. Into their midst comes Jean-Baptiste Baratte, a young, provincial ...

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Before I Go To Sleep (by S J Watson)

Black Swan (02 Jan, 2012)

So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.

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The Accidental (by Ali Smith)

Penguin (06 Apr, 2006)

The Smart family's lacklustre holiday in Norwich is turned upside down when a beguiling stranger called Amber appears, bringing with her love, joy, pain and upheaval. The Smarts try to make sense of their bewildering emotions as Amber tramples over family boundaries and forces them to think about their world and themselves in an entirely new way.

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1.0 Stars from 1 Review

 
 

The Time of My Life (by Cecelia Ahern)

HarperCollins (13 Oct, 2011)

The stunning and magical new novel from the Number One bestselling author Lying on Lucy Silchester’s carpet one day when she returns from work is a gold envelope. Inside is an invitation – to a meeting with Life. Her life. It turns out she's been ignoring it and it needs to meet with her face to face. It sounds peculiar, but Lucy’s read about this in a magazine. Anyway, she can’t make the date ...

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When God Was a Rabbit (by Sarah Winman)

Headline Review (12 May, 2011)

About childhood and growing up,love in all its forms;about triumph and tragedy and everything in between-quite moving.

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Snowdrops (by A. D. Miller)

Atlantic Books (01 Sep, 2011)

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011, Snowdrops is THE debut of 2011: A stunning novel of moral ambiguity, uncertainty and corruption. Snowdrops. That's what the Russians call them - the bodies that float up into the light in the thaw. Drunks, most of them, and homeless people who just give up and lie down into the whiteness, and murder victims hidden in the drifts by their killers. Nick has a confessi ...

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The Lollipop Shoes (by Joanne Harris)

Black Swan (31 Mar, 2011)

'Who died?' I said. 'Or is it a secret?' 'My mother, Vianne Rocher.' Seeking refuge and anonymity in the cobbled streets of Montmartre, Yanne and her two daughters live peacefully, if not happily, above their little chocolate shop. Nothing unusual marks them out; no red sachets hang by the door. The wind has stopped - at least for a while.

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Adrian Mole and The Weapons of Mass Destruction (by Sue Townsend)

Penguin (01 Sep, 2005)

Adrian Mole is thirty-four and three quarters, almost officially middle-aged, when Mr. Blair asserts in Parliament that weapons of Mass Destruction can be deployed within forty-five minutes and can reach Cyprus. Now living in a minimalist loft apartment at Rat Wharf, overlooking the Grand Union Canal (an area optimistically tipped to become Leicester's equivalent to the left bank in Paris), Adrian finds so ...

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Harvesting the Heart (by Jodi Picoult)

Hodder Paperbacks (23 Jun, 2011)

Paige has only a few vivid memories of her mother, who abandoned her when she was five. Now, having left home and her father for dreams of art school and marriage to an ambitious young doctor, Paige finds herself with a child of her own. Emotionally and physically exhausted, overwhelmed by the demands of her family, Paige cannot forget her mother's absence or the shameful memories from her own past. Her ...

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Plain Truth (by Jodi Picoult)

Hodder Paperbacks (20 Mar, 2008)

The discovery of a dead infant in an Amish barn shakes Lancaster County to its core. But the police investigation leads to a more shocking disclosure: circumstantial evidence suggests that that eighteen-year-old Katie Fisher, an unmarried Amish woman believed to be the newborn's mother, took the child's life. When Ellie Hathaway, a disillusioned big city attorney, comes to Paradise, Pennsylvania, to defe ...

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