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In The Woman in Black author Susan Hill's new novel Black Sheep, for generations the pattern of life in Mount Zeal has been clear. The men go down the mines. The women look after the home while praying that the men stay safe.

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In Pamela Schoenewaldt's Swimming in the Moon, Lucia Esposito and her mother Teresa are servants in a palatial Villa near Naples – until Teresa’s volatile temper forces them to leave, escaping to the New World and the prospect of a fresh start in Cleveland.

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“History is just one damned thing after another,” Arnold J. Toynbee once said. This would also be an accurate description of Iosi Havilio's Paradises, the sequel to his first novel Open Door.

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Three brothers are born a year apart at the same time, on the same day, of the same month. “Were they in some way marked out?” asks Peter Ackroyd at the start of his new novel Three Brothers.

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With his latest novel Goat Mountain, David Vann returns to his own childhood to deliver a tale of haunting family bonds – and what happens when they're broken.

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Sathnam Sanghera has updated Arnold Bennett’s classic Old Wives’ Tale for a modern audience, with the draper’s shop replaced by a newsagent run by three generations of British Asians.

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Gareth Brookes has created something truly incredible with his first book, The Black Project, a graphic novel made from embroideries and prints. 

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When his father dies, young Peter Lambert finds himself with a new life before he has had much chance to make sense of the old one.

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In Justin Cartwright's Lion Heart, Ritche Cathar is drifting. His career going nowhere, he has been dumped by his girlfriend for a bearded creative writing teacher and his relationship with his late father, a charismatic figure whose absence dominates the book, is unresolved.

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