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This is a paradoxical kind of a novel about everything and yet nothing as it follows the final year in the life of 90-year-old Marvellous Ways and just a few of the lives she influenced along her journey.

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In recent years we've seen a wealth of Swedish fiction hitting the bookshelves, gritty crime thrillers, dark conspiracies, but Katarina Bivald's The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend shines a completely new light on scandi-lit in an utterly charming, purely delightful tale of books, frie

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The Silent Hours is set in wartime and post-war France, and is told from several different perspectives.

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Non Pratt's debut, Trouble, was one of my favourite YA titles of 2014 so I was incredibly excited to get my hands on a copy of her next book, Remix, and I devoured it in one sitting.

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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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Matthew Quick’s third adult novel, Love May Fail, is an unorthodox yet life-affirming tale that backs up his success to date. 

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Lily Wilder: wilder by name, wilder by nature. She's the living, breathing proof that the women's sexual revolution is alive and kicking. Which is all well and good except for the fact that she's supposed to be getting married in a week.

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Louise Lee’s debut novel features as a protagonist Florence Love, a 30-something private investigator whose personal life has as many unanswered questions as her clients’. Love specialises in the honeytrap, catching out unfaithful men on video for their embittered, suspicious spouses.

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Turning Point is a delightful novel: layered and complex in its nuances and convincing in its characterisation. It is the story of two people from far-flung countries who connect for just a moment at a specific time and their lives are rearranged.

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This is the story of two women who, for different reasons, feel a connection to Morocco. Nell is grieving for her mother who died suddenly in strange circumstances and Amy is a photographer who is determined to remain aloof and independent.

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