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The latest addition in Liz Pichon’s hugely popular Tom Gates series sees the boy hero feeling somewhat indecisive while his sister Delia is grumpy as ever.

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How terrifying must it be to wake up in hospital and have no idea how you got there? Imagine not knowing your name, your address, whether or not you are a mother. Imagine having to check your your ring finger, to look for a clue as to who you are.

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Working for small independent bookshop Carter & Co. in events and publicity, Tosca Tonnino enjoys her life on a small tourist island in the Pacific Northwest organising author events and having "flingettes" during the busy summer season.

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The titular house at the end of Hope Street is a special place, appearing just as you are about to lose all hope. It’s no usual haven, there is something magical about this house, where ghosts appear and photographs talk.

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Leaving her home and a bitter recent history, Clem decides to up sticks and takes her jewellery business to Brighton where she can start afresh. But how can she have a future when she doesn't know her past.

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August 1939: as the summer finishes and England prepares to enter the Second World War Cecily Maudsley’s sister, Rose, dies in a fire on the pier. Cecily, 13 and precocious, is taken in a moment from ice cream and love, to guilt and dissociation.

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When Tracy Rees won Richard and Judy’s 2013 "Search for a Bestseller" competition with her draft for the novel Amy Snow, her prize was a publishing contract.

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If you’re looking for some light relief in literary form, Melissa Kite’s debut novel is the perfect answer. Bursting with life from the very first page, Kite’s madcap story and wry, witty narration is bags of fun and a real breath of fresh air. 

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