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During the 1940s Jim Harrison was one of the greatest pilots alive. His work as a military test pilot kept him living in the Mojave Desert with his wife Grace.

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The Vienna Melody, by Austro-Hungarian writer, theatre director and producer Ernst Lothar, was originally published in English in 1944 as The Angel with the Trumpet. This is a rich family saga which dances through the pages of history to the background of Mozart and Strauss.

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Lindy Simpson is 15-years-old, popular and outgoing, she is a prospective athlete and the sort of girl her classmates look up to. Then she is attacked and raped just yards from her home. Her life, and the lives of those nearest to her, will never be the same.

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Moira Fowley-Doyle’s debut novel The Accident Season is a mystical and highly engaging YA novel centered around a family who, every October, lock up their knives and hide away their kettles in preparation for the accident season.

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If two is company and three’s a crowd, Minny’s home life is beyond crowded. Ever since her dad left, Minny, her two sisters and her mum have moved in with their grandma.

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Ollie and Moritz are the unlikeliest of friends. Ollie is an optimistic, full of bravado... and confined to a cabin in the woods in rural America with his mother to avoid coming into contact with electricity; Moritz is cynical, untrusting...

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A new YA novel from an award-winning Norwegian author, and the first to be published in the UK.

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In this frank account of her alcoholism, Blackout follows Sarah Hepola’s life as a functioning alcoholic on the road to sobriety. From pre-teen to well into her 30s Hepola’s life was a series of nights she couldn’t remember.

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Memoirs of a Dipper was inspired by Nell Leyshon’s time working with recovering addicts. It’s the story of Gary, who has been a criminal ever since his father (“the Old Man”, always) took him out one night as a child for his first burglary.

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