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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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Through a series of short stories and essays Hanif Kureishi discusses the hefty themes of love and hate – and the latter steals the spotlight.

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Fate, they say, is a cruel mistress. So cruel in fact that Shakespeare, in his own inimitable way, described it as "fortune’s furious fickle wheel". Is destiny really such a capricious force? Can life, to employ another well-used phrase, really turn on a sixpence?

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This is a beautifully polished, highly crafted and exquisite novella which is quite simply perfect. The short length, just under 200 pages, belies its emotional complexity and the lasting impression it leaves on the reader. 

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