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This is a short but beautifully crafted novel set in the Amazonian rainforest. The prose is clean and spare and Panos Karnezis makes every word count in this simple but haunting tale of moral choices.

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Any new Nora Roberts novel is a delight for her fans; a welcome escape into a world where all problems have a solution and there are positive outcomes from times of struggle and difficulty. The Liar is no exception with a feast of engaging characters, beautifully drawn; a fearsome p

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James is struggling, both with the moral implications of working in corporate advertising and with the darker side of his fragile mental health.

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One hundred and fifty years after the flu ravaged the population, the world is a very different place. The sun bakes the desert land, pumping cancerous rays onto the few human survivors and the mutant creatures that stalk the land.

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Welcome to Orient, a secluded and tight-knit community village nestled on the east of Long Island, far from the bright lights of New York. Home to the long-term residents with property and land passed down from generation to generation, Orient is the epitome of tranquility.

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The Good Girl is a familiar story of adultery, sexuality and family secrets but told through well-realised characters with such fascinating perspectives into human temptation that it rises above the usual clichés which these themes normally inspire. The title of this exhilarating fa

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August 1939: as the summer finishes and England prepares to enter the Second World War Cecily Maudsley’s sister, Rose, dies in a fire on the pier. Cecily, 13 and precocious, is taken in a moment from ice cream and love, to guilt and dissociation.

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Ivy Pocket is a 12-year-old maid of no importance. She is the girl that everyone seeks to avoid yet she finds herself mixed up in a most unlikely adventure.

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If you haven’t yet heard of Atticus Lish, make a note of the name. The debut author has just scooped one of America’s top literary honours – the PEN/Faulkner award – joining an esteemed heritage of great American authors including the likes of Karen Joy Fowler, E L Doctorow and Philip Roth.

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