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So much of the craft of a short story has to do with what you decide to put the frame around; which scenes do you choose to offer an insight into the lives of the characters who you are writing about? At first glance, D J Taylor’s choice of focus seems a little perple

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In her frosty new novel Weathering Lucy Wood has successfully woven her special blend of country magic, as previously seen in her folkloric collection Diving Belles, into what could so easily have been the most ordinary of tales. Ada's mother Pearl h

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Gone is an explosive thriller that does not disappoint. Emma Thorley disappeared 11 years ago without a trace but now a body has been found that could finally solve the case once and for all.

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As Martha Winter's writes invitations to her 80th birthday party, she knows exactly what she is planning. Martha has lived with a secret for years which could jeopardise her and her husband's idyllic life, but she is determined to let her family know what they have sacrificed.

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Eric and Holly are just a normal American family. Holly has had health problems in the past but she has courageously undertaken a double mastectomy to ensure her mother and sister's genetic legacy does not occur in her.

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The Lightning Tree is one of those romances where the love story is frustrated by the characters and their lives. Set in Newcastle in the 1980s, Ursula is the daughter of middle class anti-nuclear activists and Jerry the self-taught intellectual from the estate.

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The Offering is a haunting tale of isolation and imagination, a dangerous combination for a teenage girl. Madeline was found wandering alone, wet and dishevelled, on her fourteenth birthday.

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Katie, Pixie, Jane and Ellie have become firm friends at their weekly Slimming Zone meetings. But talk of diets, weight and food is beginning to lose its appeal.

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“It’s not your average boy meets girl. Then again, I’ve done your average boy meets girl and look where that got me.” Taxi driver Vinnie thought he’d met the person he'd be with forever in Paula.

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If you enjoy epic, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants, fantasy journeys, then Bloodstone is the book for you. Let your imagination set out on a perilous quest with India Bentley and friends as they travel in search of the missing pieces of a mysterious artefact: t

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