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Following the recent literary craze for the lives of early 20th century celebrities, in her second novel Villa America, Klaussmann follows hotly on the footsteps of authors like Therese Anne Fowler, creating, with the help of some thorough research and undoubtable passion for her subject

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Ever felt like you stick out too much, that the world is a cruel place and that it would be better if you hid away in your burrow - sorry, bedroom? If so, meet your kindred spirit in rabbit form: Fuzz McFlops.

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Jane Hughes has been lying to everyone she knows about who she really is. As her and her three best friends embark on the trip of a lifetime to a retreat in Nepal, Jane could never know that the trip would change her for the rest of her life and leave only two of them coming back.

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Most readers can recall a time when they have had empty pockets and needed to make some money. Making money is at the heart of this light-hearted tale since the key plot device is the existence of a tontine, a collective investment arrangement whereby the last man standing gets all.

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15 year old Pearl is a member of the mysterious “Seed” cult – an isolated sect that worships Mother Nature and is led by the enigmatic but secretive Papa S. Surrounded by people she regards as her family, she doesn’t know who her mother is, nor how she came to be there.

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When Alice Salmon’s dead body is found in a river professor Jeremy Cooke, an academic at Salmon’s university, takes a particular interest.

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The world is holding its breath as a group of explorers and scientists delve into the depths of a cave. Deaf for several years, Ali watches the excitement through her television screen, the news reporter’s narration only clear to her through the subtitles that pop up on screen.

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Six years ago, 20-year-old Rona Leonard left her sister Fiona’s flat and disappeared. Now, exhausted by her mundane life and the heavy cost of childcare, Fiona has reached breaking point.

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Mark Henshaw has a way of describing his settings that form vivid mental pictures, informed by his years as curator at the National Gallery of Australia.

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