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“There is something of a difference between being smart and being a smart arse.” Unfortunately, 15-year-old Nick hasn’t quite worked that out.

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With Beneath the Bonfire, Nickolas Butler (author of Shotgun Lovesongs) returns with ten short stories about moral complexity in America’s gritty heartland.

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Ian has managed to drag himself out of the mire of his unhappy childhood to become a successful author with a career, fame and money. When he meets Megan he also gains a fiancée and an even more promising future.

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The title Generation could suggest a voluminous family saga or perhaps a science-fiction dystopia but in fact Paula McGrath’s debut novel is neither.

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In this companion novel to the body-swap romance Every Day, Levithan explores the relationship from Rhiannon’s point of view. 

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The debut novel from creative writing lecturer Maggie Mitchell is a model example of how to write a darn good literary thriller, packed with complex character perspectives, narrative twists and turns, intriguing human insights and a hefty spoonful of dramatic tension.  

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“My name is Freedom and I killed my daughter.” Freedom Oliver is a loud mouthed alcoholic who is in the witness protection programme for killing her police officer husband, 18years previously.

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Although the centenary of the First World War has seen the publication of a profusion of novels dealing with the conflict a number of things set this one apart from the herd. It deals with Americans for a start.

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A reinvention of all your favourite literary monsters, Mel Foster and the Demon Butler is a fresh and exciting tale of Victorian England with more than a few unusual happenings that you won't find in the history books. 

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Bryony Mailer is a bored, 24-year-old history graduate working as a junior day receptionist at the Fetch Brothers Golf Spa Hotel near Arbroath.

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