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Upon the death of his father, Skanda is left with the task of travelling halfway across the world to Delhi in order to return his father’s ashes to the country he once loved; his birthplace.

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This novel, Kemp’s third, seems to defy genres, inspired as it was by such differing works as Alice in Wonderland, The Yellow Wallpaper and Mrs Dalloway. Ghosting tackles the subjects of love, memory, grief, loss and madness in the story of Grace, a 64-year-old

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The End of Vandalism is a rare hybrid – crime mystery mixed with talk show, character study mixed with improvised comedy show.

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Although we're still hibernating in the depths of winter, 2015 is already shaping up to be a stellar book year with another accomplished debut novel on the cards in Claire Fuller's haunting Our Endless Numbered Days.   

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In Certain Circles, the fifth novel by Australian writer Elizabeth Harrower, was set for release in 1971 before its author abruptly and mysteriously withdrew it from publication.

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Girl Runner is centred on the life of Aganetha Smart, a onetime Olympic athlete who was famous during the glittering 1920s. Now aged 104 Aganetha lives in a nursing home, alone and unacknowledged by history.

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Alby is a mess – his mother is dead and his remaining family (including his violent sister and foul mouthed one-legged father) are just as bad as he is. The story is as erratic as its narrator – it hops between decades and juggles references just as frantically as a conversation in real time does.

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Starting Nikki Cloke’s Lay Me Down is like eavesdropping on a conversation in a bar. There are fragments of sentences, snatches of interrupted speech, allusions to people and events past and to come, which as yet mean nothing all drawing you in, gripping your imagination and making you listen harder, wanting to know more.

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All Lalla has known for the past 16 years has been danger, fear and questions. In a not-too-distant future when supplies and fuel have become ever scarcer, a bruta totalitarian government has created a state where people survive only through constant monitoring and abiding by harsh, frightening rules. 

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Daniel Handler (otherwise known as Lemony Snicket) returns to adult fiction with his latest literary outing, We Are Pirates. Like most 14-year-old girls, Gwen is searching for something more.

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Highly acclaimed author of A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth has published his most recent book of poetry, Summer Requiem. This lyrical and elegiac collection breathes warm late English summer air through its pages. The poetry contained therein is both nostalgic and graceful as well as refreshingly light hearted and amusing

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