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This is the most gorgeous tale of an American city girl falling in love with rural France. On holiday with her French husband in Provence they stumble across the home of a French resistance hero.

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This is a big gutsy rollicking novel with the energy, verve and visceral impact of Scorsese’s "Gangs of New York".

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Liz Kessler is an established author of fun and adventurous fiction for the 9 to 12 age group. Her books feature mystery, mermaids and magic and so this novel is a brave departure for her as it is not only a leap in age range but it also tackles big subjects.

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Set in 1890s San Francisco, Sister Noon follows Lizzie Hayes from banal spinsterhood to autonomous woman. When little Jenny Ijub arrives at the Ladies’ Relief Home accompanied by the mysterious Mrs Pleasant, Lizzie’s life trajectory veers seemingly out of control.

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Ally Kennen is the master of the emotionally literate teen and upper middle grade adventure story. She writes about dark subjects in a touching, sensitive and sometimes very funny way.

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This year has already been witness to some astonishing debuts and Colin Macintyre’s incredible The Letters of Ivor Punch is one to add to the impressive rostrum. Weaving together the narratives of various characters across time, the novel plots the history of an island and its

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How do you follow a book as beloved (not to mention commercially successful) as 2013's Life After Life?

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Tom is left with two small children when his wife walks out. He is a tree planter in places west of the Rockies and feels compelled to fix everything mechanical. It’s like he goes round looking for things that are broken.

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This book will screw up your insides at the extent to which humans can go to cause each other pain. Cynthia Bond’s debut,comes hot off the press from America with the gold star of New York Times Bestseller to boot.

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