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15 year old Pearl is a member of the mysterious “Seed” cult – an isolated sect that worships Mother Nature and is led by the enigmatic but secretive Papa S. Surrounded by people she regards as her family, she doesn’t know who her mother is, nor how she came to be there.

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Most readers can recall a time when they have had empty pockets and needed to make some money. Making money is at the heart of this light-hearted tale since the key plot device is the existence of a tontine, a collective investment arrangement whereby the last man standing gets all.

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The titular house at the end of Hope Street is a special place, appearing just as you are about to lose all hope. It’s no usual haven, there is something magical about this house, where ghosts appear and photographs talk.

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Following the recent literary craze for the lives of early 20th century celebrities, in her second novel Villa America, Klaussmann follows hotly on the footsteps of authors like Therese Anne Fowler, creating, with the help of some thorough research and undoubtable passion for her subject

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Six years ago, 20-year-old Rona Leonard left her sister Fiona’s flat and disappeared. Now, exhausted by her mundane life and the heavy cost of childcare, Fiona has reached breaking point.

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Mark Henshaw has a way of describing his settings that form vivid mental pictures, informed by his years as curator at the National Gallery of Australia.

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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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