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This book absolutely broke my heart with its incredibly raw truth. It is because of the intensely beautiful, empathetic and heart-rendingly powerful writing from Downham that you will get to know and love Katie, Mary and Caroline.

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The award winning Altan has written that rare thing, a novel that is fluent yet profound, accessible and thought-provoking.

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London, a cosmopolitan city where many people of different ethnicities and nationalities pass through and call home. In Higher Ed Tessa McWatt explores city life for immigrants, whether they are from other countries or areas of the UK.

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The Crossing is a captivating book. It is Miller’s seventh novel, charting territory quite different from his 2011 hit, Pure, which was set in the cemeteries of 18th century Paris. Here the setting is the modern day, the subject a personal journey.

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The Loney is a compelling read - dark, original and creepy. The story centres on a family as they make their annual pilgrimage to a shrine at the loney, a desolate stretch of land on the English coast, in order to cure their son, the narrator’s brother Hanny, of mutism.

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In order to stop the increasing epidemic of disruptive and fractious children a policy has been introduced whereby teachers identify troubled individuals who are then assessed and, if necessary, put on the latest medication – Concentr8.

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Over her previous four titles Sarah Crossan has racked up an impressive list of accolades including two Carnegie medal shortlist spots for her two standalone novels The Weight of Water and last year’s Apple and Rain.

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Julie Mayhew has produced a book of such style, subtlety and timeless relevance that it can, even in its infancy, be described as a modern classic. 

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In her latest novel Paula McLain fictionalises the early life of aviator Beryl Markham, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, introducing us to the woman before and behind the spotlight. Her heroine is a courageous, pioneering woman and, despite becoming rather

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She Is Not Me is a multilayered story of an immigrant, Girl, and her family who have escaped Iran for the freedom of Sweden. It explores what it is like to be other and the inescapable effects of alienation.

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Mikey and his group of close-knit friends are nervously approaching graduation when things start to get weird in their small town. "Indie kids" are disappearing and dying, deer are rising from the dead zombie-style and when did people start to have having glowing blue eyes?

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