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What do you do when all you can think about is stories? Too many to settle on one grand narrative? One possibility is to become a pub bore, spinning neglected yarns. The other is to write, over and over again.

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A dystopian vision of a future where everyone has new names, history is frowned upon, art is a sickly-sweet imitation of what it once was, and everyone is expected to apologise. What does everyone have to apologise for?

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This book follows the character Karolina Ferreira, who goes to a town called Voorspoed in South Africa to study the insects, primarily the rare moths, there.

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It’s a familiar story: a self-destructive sibling returns to the family home following her mother’s death.

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Helen Donnelly passed away over a year ago, leaving behind her husband Irving and teenage daughter Severn. From the moment Irving set eyes on Helen in her father's bookshop years before he knew he was infatuated.

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“A billion husbands are about to be replaced.” In true Palahniuk style, this book delves deep into a dark subject matter that centers on pleasure and world domination.

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Getting Colder is an examination of love, grief, loyalty and betrayal which raises as many questions as it answers. In the 1980’s beautiful housewife Sara abandoned her husband and children to become lover and muse to the wild charismatic playwright Patrick C

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Written at about the same time as Suite Francaise, this novel covers the years 1912-1941 and tells the story of middle class Parisian families most of whom don't take part in the First World War but are affected by it and its aftermath; from brutality and waste to vulgarity and corrupt

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Harraga is a necessary book, rather than a necessary novel. It tells the story of Lamia, a reclusive old-before-her-time spinster living in a crumbling mansion house in Algiers.

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When you open a book of poetry for children by the poet laureate, you’re expecting something good. I was hoping to find the wry inventiveness of Duffy’s poetry for adults and I wasn’t disappointed.

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This Should Be Written in the Present Tense, the first English translation of Danish bestseller Helle Helle’s works, is the melancholy story of a young woman drifting through life. Dorte, a university student, has recently moved to Copenhagen’s outskirts.

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