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As a 14-year-old boy, Trevor Riddell accompanies his father to Riddell House, the homestead of his ancestors, a place his father hasn’t returned to since he was sent away by his father 23 years before.

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This is a novel with real appeal to booklovers as it addresses the issues of writing, fiction, truth and the spaces inbetween.

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It is surprising how often the less admirable characters capture the reader. A case in point is George Eliot’s novel Daniel Deronda. The central character is the saintly Deronda but for the last 138 years the readers’ hearts have gone to spoilt, self-absorbed Gwendolen Harleth.

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The classic 1930s witty novel about one-upmanship has been released with a stunning new cover in time for the soon to be broadcast BBC adaptation.

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Russian immigrant Slava Gelman works at a fictitious equivalent of the New Yorker, but his is a lowly position, writing “flubs” for the humour section of the magazine.

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After a family tragedy, a grieving mother fervently throws herself into religion and is soon rewarded with a revelation that her son has a "vocation" as a priest.

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Nominated for the Guardian first book award, in receipt of a $1 million advance in the US and inspiring comparisons with Jonathan Franzen, Matthew Thomas’s debut We Are Not Ourselves has already reaped substantial praise.

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Set on the Suffolk coast at the outbreak of the First World War, this novel is told through the eyes of Thomas Maggs the son of the local publican, a loner set apart by his disability, dreaming of the sea.

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