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3rd Woman, The

Jonathan Freedland

2016    464 Pages    (Harper)

THE FIRST TWO MURDERS WENT UNNOTICED. BUT THE NEXT WAS HER SISTER...A terrifying yet unputdownable thriller from No. 1 bestselling author and award-winning journalist Jonathan Freedland. SHE CAN'T SAVE HER SISTER Journalist Madison Webb is obsessed with exposing lies and corruption. But she never thought she would be investigating her own sister's murder. SHE CAN'T TRUST THE POLICE Madison refuses to accept the official line that Abigail's death was an isolated crime. She uncovers evidence that [...]

THE FIRST TWO MURDERS WENT UNNOTICED. BUT THE NEXT WAS HER SISTER...A terrifying yet unputdownable thriller from No. 1 bestselling author and award-winning journalist Jonathan Freedland. SHE CAN'T SAVE HER SISTER Journalist Madison Webb is obsessed with exposing lies and corruption. But she never thought she would be investigating her own sister's murder. SHE CAN'T TRUST THE POLICE Madison refuses to accept the official line that Abigail's death was an isolated crime. She uncovers evidence that suggests that Abi was the third victim in a series of killings that's been hushed up as part of a major conspiracy. SHE CAN EXPOSE THE TRUTH In a United States that has yielded to the People's Republic of China, corruption is rife - the government dictates what the 'truth' is. With her life on the line, Madison must give up the story, or face the consequences... [less]

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44 Scotland Street

Alexander McCall Smith

2005    336 Pages    (Abacus)

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206 Bones: (Temperance Brennan 12)

Kathy Reichs

2009    320 Pages    (William Heinemann)

A routine case turns sinister when Dr Temperance Brennan is accused of mishandling the autopsy of a missing heiress. Someone has made an incriminating accusation that she missed or concealed crucial evidence. Before Tempe can get to the one man with information, he turns up dead.

A routine case turns sinister when Dr Temperance Brennan is accused of mishandling the autopsy of a missing heiress. Someone has made an incriminating accusation that she missed or concealed crucial evidence. Before Tempe can get to the one man with information, he turns up dead. [less]

Crime and Thriller
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1588: A Calendar of Crime (A Hew Cullan Mystery) (Hew Cullan Mysteries)

Shirley McKay

2016    400 Pages    (Polygon)

An anthology of five Hew Cullan mysteries, set in St Andrews in the year of the Armada, this Calendar of Crime for 1588 starts at Candlemas with a gruesome murder, followed by dark deeds on each quarter day, Whitsun, Lammas and Martinmas, and at Yule.

An anthology of five Hew Cullan mysteries, set in St Andrews in the year of the Armada, this Calendar of Crime for 1588 starts at Candlemas with a gruesome murder, followed by dark deeds on each quarter day, Whitsun, Lammas and Martinmas, and at Yule. [less]

General Fiction
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1984 Nineteen Eighty-Four (Penguin Modern Classics)

George Orwell

2004    400 Pages    (Penguin Classics)

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2312

Kim Stanley Robinson

2013    592 Pages    (Orbit)

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Abattoir Blues: The 22nd DCI Banks Mystery (Inspector Banks 22)

Peter Robinson

2015    384 Pages    (Hodder Paperbacks)

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Abbess of Crewe, The

Muriel Spark, Ali Smith (Introduction by), Alan Taylor (Series edited by)

2018    108 Pages    (Birlinn, Limited)

It is time to elect a new abbess at the Convent of Crewe. There are two contenders: nuns Alexandra and Felicity. Alexandra is busy bugging the convent while Felicity calls the police when her love letters (to a young Jesuit priest) are stolen. A brilliant laugh-out-loud satire on the Watergate scandal.This is one of the 22 novels written by Muriel Spark in her lifetime. All are being published by Polygon in hardback Centenary Editions between November 2017 and September 2018.

It is time to elect a new abbess at the Convent of Crewe. There are two contenders: nuns Alexandra and Felicity. Alexandra is busy bugging the convent while Felicity calls the police when her love letters (to a young Jesuit priest) are stolen. A brilliant laugh-out-loud satire on the Watergate scandal.This is one of the 22 novels written by Muriel Spark in her lifetime. All are being published by Polygon in hardback Centenary Editions between November 2017 and September 2018. [less]

General Fiction
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Abbey (Detective Ash Rashid), The

Chris Culver

2012    400 Pages    (Sphere)

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Abide with Me

Elizabeth Strout

2007    304 Pages    (Pocket Books)

From the Orange Prize-shortlisted author of AMY & ISABELLE, a deeply moving story of love, abandonment, and the peril of family secrets...

From the Orange Prize-shortlisted author of AMY & ISABELLE, a deeply moving story of love, abandonment, and the peril of family secrets... [less]

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About a Boy

Nick Hornby

2005    288 Pages    (Penguin)

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About Grace

Anthony Doerr

2011    416 Pages    (Harper Perennial)

'About Grace' is the debut novel from Anthony Doerr.

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Above All Things

Tanis Rideout

2014    400 Pages    (Penguin Books, Limited)

In the Himalayas two climbers strike out for the summit of the Earth's highest mountain - aiming to be the first to the top, and reclaim a little of Britain's lost glory. In Cambridge, a wife collects the milk, gets three children out of bed and waits for a letter, a telegram - for news of her husband. It is 1924 and George Mallory and Andrew Irvine are attempting to be the first to conquer Everest. They face inhuman cold and wind, but putting one foot falteringly after another they reach for [...]

In the Himalayas two climbers strike out for the summit of the Earth's highest mountain - aiming to be the first to the top, and reclaim a little of Britain's lost glory. In Cambridge, a wife collects the milk, gets three children out of bed and waits for a letter, a telegram - for news of her husband. It is 1924 and George Mallory and Andrew Irvine are attempting to be the first to conquer Everest. They face inhuman cold and wind, but putting one foot falteringly after another they reach for the peak. Meanwhile, at home Ruth Mallory goes about her day, hiding her doubts and the uncertainty about the future with or - god forbid - without George. A powerful, moving story of a husband driven to extraordinary lengths by his ambition and a wife terrified she will lose him to a pitiless rival, Above All Things brings to life one of the great tragedies - and love stories - of the last century. 'Elegant and brilliant.' New York Observer 'Deeply fascinating.' The Independent 'A paean to the ability of love to conquer all but the highest mountains.' Booklist [less]

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Absolute Friends

John Le Carré

2004    384 Pages    (Hodder & Stoughton)

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Accident, The

Linwood Barclay

2012    400 Pages    (Orion)

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Accidental Mother, The

Rowan Coleman

2006    400 Pages    (Arrow)

Sophie Mills has worked her Manolo Blahniks off to reach the near-top of her profession. And she's very happy with her priorities in life - her job, her neurotic cat Artemis and her passion for shoes. After all, relationships only get in the way. And as for children - She hasn't even begun to think about them yet. Until one day an unexpected visitor brings news of a strange inheritance and Sophie is suddenly, out of the blue, in sole charge of two children under the age of six. But [...]

Sophie Mills has worked her Manolo Blahniks off to reach the near-top of her profession. And she's very happy with her priorities in life - her job, her neurotic cat Artemis and her passion for shoes. After all, relationships only get in the way. And as for children - She hasn't even begun to think about them yet. Until one day an unexpected visitor brings news of a strange inheritance and Sophie is suddenly, out of the blue, in sole charge of two children under the age of six. But motherhood can't be all that hard, can it? Within twenty-four hours, her make-up smeared all over the bathroom, Artemis has taken up residence on top of her wardrobe, and Sophie is in despair. And all her unconventional mother can suggest is "Dr. Roberts' Complete Dog Training and Care Manual". Determined to rise to the challenge, Sophie soon realises that she'll need more than a business plan to cope with all this ... [less]

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Accidental Tourist, The

Anne Tyler

1995    368 Pages    (Vintage Books)

How does a man addicted to routine - a man who flosses his teeth before love-making - cope with the chaos of everyday life? With the loss of his son, the departure of his wife and the arrival of Muriel, a dog trainer from the Meow-Bow dog clinic, Macon's attempts at ordinary life are tragically and comically undone.

How does a man addicted to routine - a man who flosses his teeth before love-making - cope with the chaos of everyday life? With the loss of his son, the departure of his wife and the arrival of Muriel, a dog trainer from the Meow-Bow dog clinic, Macon's attempts at ordinary life are tragically and comically undone. [less]

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According To Queeney

Beryl Bainbridge

2002    256 Pages    (Abacus)

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Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years

Sue Townsend

2000    416 Pages    (Penguin)

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Adventures of Augie March (Penguin Modern Classics), The

Saul Bellow

2001    560 Pages    (Penguin Classics)

The Adventures of Augie March A penniless and parentless Chicago boy growing up in the Great Depression, Augie March drifts through life latching on to a wild succession of occupations, including butler, thief, dog-washer, sailor and salesman. He is a 'born recruit', easily influenced by others who try to mould his destiny. Full description

The Adventures of Augie March A penniless and parentless Chicago boy growing up in the Great Depression, Augie March drifts through life latching on to a wild succession of occupations, including butler, thief, dog-washer, sailor and salesman. He is a 'born recruit', easily influenced by others who try to mould his destiny. Full description [less]

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Affair, The

Lee Child

2012    544 Pages    (Bantam)

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Affair, The

Santa Montefiore

2014    384 Pages    (Simon & Schuster Ltd)

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After She's Gone

Lisa Jackson

2016    352 Pages    (Mulholland Books)

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After Such Kindness

Gaynor Arnold

2013    384 Pages    (Profile Books Limited)

When the writer, Oxford scholar and photographer John Jameson visits the home of his vicar friend, he is entranced by Daisy, his youngest daughter. Jameson charms her with his wit and child-like imagination, teasing her with riddles and inventing humorous stories as they enjoy afternoons alone by the river and in his rooms.The shocking impact of this unusual friendship is only brought to light when, years later, Daisy, unsettled in her marriage, rediscovers her childhood diaries hidden in an old [...]

When the writer, Oxford scholar and photographer John Jameson visits the home of his vicar friend, he is entranced by Daisy, his youngest daughter. Jameson charms her with his wit and child-like imagination, teasing her with riddles and inventing humorous stories as they enjoy afternoons alone by the river and in his rooms.The shocking impact of this unusual friendship is only brought to light when, years later, Daisy, unsettled in her marriage, rediscovers her childhood diaries hidden in an old toy chest. Inspired by the tender and troubling friendship between Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell, After Such Kindness demonstrates Gaynor Arnold's extraordinary 'capacity to imagine the truth behind the facts'. With the same assured feel for the Victorian period displayed in her prize-listed debut, Arnold brings to scintillating life an idiosyncratic genius and his timeless muse. [less]

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After the Fire (Maeve Kerrigan)

Jane Casey

2015    496 Pages    (Ebury Press (Fiction))

Arson, accident or murder? After a fire rips through a North London tower block, two bodies are found locked in an 11th floor flat. But is the third victim that ensures the presence of detective Maeve Kerrigan and the murder squad. It appears that controversial MP Geoff Armstrong, trapped by the fire, chose to jump to his death rather than wait for rescue. But what was such a right wing politician doing in the deprived, culturally diverse Maudling Estate? As Maeve and her senior colleague, [...]

Arson, accident or murder? After a fire rips through a North London tower block, two bodies are found locked in an 11th floor flat. But is the third victim that ensures the presence of detective Maeve Kerrigan and the murder squad. It appears that controversial MP Geoff Armstrong, trapped by the fire, chose to jump to his death rather than wait for rescue. But what was such a right wing politician doing in the deprived, culturally diverse Maudling Estate? As Maeve and her senior colleague, Derwent, pick through the wreckage, they uncover the secret world of the 11th floor, where everyone seems to have something to hide... [less]

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After the War Is Over

Maureen Lee

2012    400 Pages    (Orion Publishing Group, Limited)

A heart-warming tale set in Liverpool and London during the post-war years, from bestselling author Maureen Lee. Liverpool, 1945. Three women, firm friends, return home from the war and try to fit back into their old lives after they've been demobbed. They've been thrown together by the war, and have shared all sorts of good and bad times. Now their old lives seem dull in comparison. But not for long... The younger women, Maggie and Nell, are both twenty-one and are full of hope and excitement; [...]

A heart-warming tale set in Liverpool and London during the post-war years, from bestselling author Maureen Lee. Liverpool, 1945. Three women, firm friends, return home from the war and try to fit back into their old lives after they've been demobbed. They've been thrown together by the war, and have shared all sorts of good and bad times. Now their old lives seem dull in comparison. But not for long... The younger women, Maggie and Nell, are both twenty-one and are full of hope and excitement; Iris, on the other hand, is feeling apprehensive about returning to civilian life. At the age of thirty, her only wish in life is to have a baby, but sadly this wish has yet to come true. When one of the women falls pregnant, there begins a dramatic sequence of events so far-reaching that the three friends' lives will become more intricately interwoven than they could ever have imagined. Over the next quarter of a century, this story of three remarkable - and very different - women unfolds into an uplifting tale of how three ordinary families become extraordinary. [less]

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After You

Jojo Moyes

2016    432 Pages    (Penguin)

Lou Clark has lots of questions. Like how it is she's ended up working in an airport bar, watching other people jet off to new places. Or why the flat she's owned for a year still doesn't feel like home. Whether her family can ever forgive her for what she did eighteen months ago. And will she ever get over the love of her life. What Lou does know for certain is that something has to change . . .

Lou Clark has lots of questions. Like how it is she's ended up working in an airport bar, watching other people jet off to new places. Or why the flat she's owned for a year still doesn't feel like home. Whether her family can ever forgive her for what she did eighteen months ago. And will she ever get over the love of her life. What Lou does know for certain is that something has to change . . . [less]

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Agnes Grey

Anne Brontë, Isabel Quigly (Foreword by)

2010    224 Pages    (Stacey Publishing)

First published in 1847, and thought to be based on Anne Bronte's own experiences, Agnes Grey offers a fascinating insight into the plight of the educated spinster in Victorian times, for whom becoming a governess was the only respectable career available. In working with two different families, the Bloomfields and the Murrays, the eponymous heroine confronts the problems that face a young woman presiding over, spoiled, disobedient children for a living, and about the ability of wealth and [...]

First published in 1847, and thought to be based on Anne Bronte's own experiences, Agnes Grey offers a fascinating insight into the plight of the educated spinster in Victorian times, for whom becoming a governess was the only respectable career available. In working with two different families, the Bloomfields and the Murrays, the eponymous heroine confronts the problems that face a young woman presiding over, spoiled, disobedient children for a living, and about the ability of wealth and status to destroy social values. The conditions under which most governesses worked in the 19th century were frequently harsh, and part of the emotional intensity of Agnes Grey comes from knowing that the author had experienced many of them first hand. Agnes Grey is a milestone in English literature, offering a wry, penetrating observation of middle-class Victorian Britain. [less]

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Aiding and Abetting

Muriel Spark, Louise Welsh (Introduction by), Alan Taylor (Series edited by)

2018    176 Pages    (Birlinn, Limited)

Hildegard Wolf is a German psychiatrist who lives a comfortable life in Paris. When she encounters a client who claims to be Lord Lucan, shecan't help but be intrigued. After all, he's the second man who has claimed to be the elusive lord. But which one is the imposter?This is one of the 22 novels written by Muriel Spark in her lifetime. All are being published by Polygon in hardback Centenary Editions betweenNovember 2017 and September 2018.

Hildegard Wolf is a German psychiatrist who lives a comfortable life in Paris. When she encounters a client who claims to be Lord Lucan, shecan't help but be intrigued. After all, he's the second man who has claimed to be the elusive lord. But which one is the imposter?This is one of the 22 novels written by Muriel Spark in her lifetime. All are being published by Polygon in hardback Centenary Editions betweenNovember 2017 and September 2018. [less]

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Alchemist, The

Paulo Coelho

184 Pages    (HarperCollins)

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Aleph

Paulo Coelho

2012    320 Pages    (Harper)

Title: Aleph Binding: Paperback Author: Paulo Coelho Publisher: Harper Collins Paperbacks

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson: Selected Poems

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Alice's Girls (Land Girls Trilogy 3)

Julia Stoneham

2011    350 Pages    (ALLISON & BUSBY)

Alice's Girls The Second World War is drawing to a close in Europe. For three years, the land girls at Post Stone Farm have worked together, defying Hitler in their own way. They have witnessed love and loss, found their independence, and made lifetime friends. Now, in the final months of conflict, Alice Todd prepares for life at the farm to change forever. Full description

Alice's Girls The Second World War is drawing to a close in Europe. For three years, the land girls at Post Stone Farm have worked together, defying Hitler in their own way. They have witnessed love and loss, found their independence, and made lifetime friends. Now, in the final months of conflict, Alice Todd prepares for life at the farm to change forever. Full description [less]

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All Dressed in White

Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke

2016    288 Pages    (Simon & Schuster, Limited)

Five years ago Amanda Pierce was excitedly preparing to marry her college sweetheart. She and Jeffrey had already battled through sickness and health, although their lives were certainly more richer than poorer as Amanda was set to inherit her father's successful garment company. Then Amanda disappeared the night of her bachelorette party. In present-day New York City, Laurie Moran realizes a missing bride is the perfect cold case for her 'Under Suspicion' television series to investigate. By [...]

Five years ago Amanda Pierce was excitedly preparing to marry her college sweetheart. She and Jeffrey had already battled through sickness and health, although their lives were certainly more richer than poorer as Amanda was set to inherit her father's successful garment company. Then Amanda disappeared the night of her bachelorette party. In present-day New York City, Laurie Moran realizes a missing bride is the perfect cold case for her 'Under Suspicion' television series to investigate. By recreating the night of the disappearance at the wedding's Florida resort with Amanda's friends and family, Laurie hopes to find the same success solving the cases featured in the series' first episodes. With Amanda's former fiancé now married to a bridesmaid, and a jealous sister, playboy groomsmen, and rumors about the "beloved" bride herself, Laurie and Under Suspicion host Alex Buckley quickly realize everyone has their own theory about why Amanda disappeared into thin air. One thing is certain, whoever was behind Amanda's vanishing plans to keep the truth hidden "til death do they part"… [less]

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All God's Children Need Travelling Shoes

Dr Maya Angelou

1986    224 Pages    (Virago)

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All I Have to Give

Mary Wood

2015    400 Pages    (Pan Macmillan)

When all is lost, can she find the strength to start again? The next thrilling saga from the bestselling author of Time Passes Time, Proud of You and To Catch a Dream.Can she triumph against unimaginable odds? It is 1916 and Edith Mellor is one of the few female surgeons in Britain. Compelled to use her skills for the war effort, she travels to the Somme, where she is confronted with the horrors at the front. Yet amongst the bloodshed on the battlefield, there is a ray of light in the form of [...]

When all is lost, can she find the strength to start again? The next thrilling saga from the bestselling author of Time Passes Time, Proud of You and To Catch a Dream.Can she triumph against unimaginable odds? It is 1916 and Edith Mellor is one of the few female surgeons in Britain. Compelled to use her skills for the war effort, she travels to the Somme, where she is confronted with the horrors at the front. Yet amongst the bloodshed on the battlefield, there is a ray of light in the form of the working class Albert, a corporal from the East End of London. Despite being worlds apart, Edith and Albert can't deny their attraction to each other. But as the brutality of war reveals itself to Albert, he makes a drastic decision that will change both Edith and Albert's lives forever. In the north of England, strong-minded Ada is left heartbroken when her only remaining son Jimmy heads off to fight in the war. Desperate to rebuild her shattered life, Ada takes up a position in the munition factory. But life deals her a further blow when she discovers that her mentally unstable sister Beryl is pregnant with her husband Paddy's child. Soon, even the love of the gentle Joe, a supervisor at the factory, can't erase Ada's pain. An encounter with Edith's cousin, Lady Eloise, brings Edith into her life. Together, they realise, they may be able to turn their lives around...The next thrilling saga from the kindle bestselling author of Time Passes Time and Proud of You . [less]

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