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Dawnay Price is something of an 18th century superwoman. Disadvantaged from birth, she has a steely determination to learn and to be her own woman in a society hostile to women with ideas.

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The Unfortunates tells the story of the Somner family, a modern upper-class dynasty in New York, fraying at the edges as they hold tight to their precious, uncertain heritage.

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Milan Kundera’s first work of fiction to appear in English, translated by Linda Asher, since the translation of his novel Ignorance in 2002 was bound to be greeted with much interest and expectation.

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This curious collection of stories comes from the lively imagination of a true literary wordsmith, South African writer Ivan Vladislavic. Vladislavic’s work can be best compared to Italo Calvino and Anton Chekhov.

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It’s not hard to imagine The Truth and Other Lies on screen as a slick, wryly amusing film noir, such is the tight, action-packed and visual storytelling style of Sascha Arango.

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This book focuses on what happens when you put a group of stressed, highly-strung teenagers together in a competitive single-sex school in a town that was once Salem Village but is now Danvers, Massachusetts, home to the 1692 witch trials.

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This is the second volume in Louise Welsh’s Plague Times trilogy. It opens with the brief and striking picture of a luxury cruise ship succumbing to an unknown and frightening outbreak of disease.

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot charts the journey of protagonists Leila, Mark and Leo as they are drawn into an adventure that will force them to confront not only a pervasive power but their own demons.

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In 1895 a young night soiler finds a baby while working and his quest to see her safely rehomed draws him into a dark world of secrecy and intrigue.

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Given a diary as a birthday gift, 10-year-old Mazie Phillips doesn’t realise that these leatherbound pages will become her lifelong companion.

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