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Erica Jong's latest novel is both a contemplation on death and aging, and a fantasy for late-middle aged women.

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These Shallow Graves is an historical novel set in America around the turn of the 19th century which skilfully weaves together fact and fiction in a plot filled with mystery and romance.

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When Lo-Melkhiin arrives in her village looking for a new bride, Scheherazade knows this is a death sentence. Three hundred girls before her have suffered this fate and she knows her sister will be next.

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Taking her readers on a journey that spans a century Kate Morton’s latest novel, The Lake House, weaves an epic mystery that connects the past and the present. 

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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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The year is 1381. The 14-year-old king, Richard II, sits on the throne with an unwavering belief in his God-given right to reign. However yet another unfeasibly large tax on the very poorest of his subjects results in civil unrest and the beginnings of an uprising – the Peasant's Revolt.

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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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