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Charlotte Bronte is among the iconic names of English literature and in this wonderful novel Jolien Janzing gives readers a fascinating fictionalised glimpse into the life of the woman behind Jane Eyre.

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In this new and unique take on Oscar Wilde’s life Fitzsimons draws a clear and often surprising picture of Wilde, as shaped by the women he knew.

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Dictators hold a certain fascination in the popular imagination and so the opportunity to get inside their heads irresistible. In The Dictator’s Last Night, Yasmina Khadra takes us into the mind of Colonel Gaddafi.

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What We Left Behind is the latest novel by the critically acclaimed author of Lies We Tell Ourselves, Robin Talley. It is a deeply emotive story that explores important gender and sexuality issues. 

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Instrumental, a love letter to classical music, is the memoir of James Rhodes. An absurdly talented concert pianist who was saved by the musical greats.

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Juliet Friesen is just ten years old when her peace-activist family moves to post-revolutionary war Nicaragua in 1985 to protest American involvement. They set up a dysfunctional and extraordinary life living amongst the political conflict.

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