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A heady 19th century world of opportunity, oppression and opium greets readers of Flood of Fire, the third and final volume of Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy.

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Most of us are increasingly detached from the natural world that was so important to our ancestors. Living in towns and cities, even when nature can be found poking through the bricks and concrete, we are too busy staring at our phones to give it a second glance.

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After Caroline's husband is murdered, she knows she cannot confide in the police without insinuating that she had something to do with the murder.

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A bestseller in Bert Wagendorp’s native Netherlands, Ventoux has recently been made into a film, and is now available in Paul Vincent’s English translation.

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Isabel Ashdown’s fourth novel Flight is a brilliantly told and intriguingly posed narrative about friendship, relationships and family life. 

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This is the story of two women who, for different reasons, feel a connection to Morocco. Nell is grieving for her mother who died suddenly in strange circumstances and Amy is a photographer who is determined to remain aloof and independent.

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Alex Hourston has been tipped by the Observer as one of their "New Faces of Fiction 2015" for her debut novel In My House, an intriguing character study of a woman whose secrets won’t stay buried. 

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In her two previous offerings, Pear-Shaped and Leftovers, Stella Newman announced herself as the go-to girl for fun, romantic contemporary women’s fiction with a helping of foodie delights, and in The Dish she does it again. 

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The novel opens with 22-year-old Judith visiting her mother in prison and continues switching between Judith now and Judith the child of ten years ago as she tries to cope with her mother’s new relationship.

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Originally published in 2008, John Green’s Paper Towns has been reissued ahead of its big-screen release in July.

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