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Katie Fforde's A Christmas Feast and Other Stories is a collection of short stories. This novel is full of Christmassy activities such as cooking, shopping for a new dress, Christmas carols, snow in Scotland and gingerbread houses.

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While I’m in no way at pains to spoil the review before it’s even started, it seems necessary to point out that David Nicholls’s Us is a novel so bright, so funny, so downright pleasurable to read, you’ll no doubt want to experience it in more than just one format. &nbs

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Katherine Webb’s novel is set in Puglia in the 1920s, a hard, unyielding land where for centuries men have struggled to cultivate enough to feed their families. The landowners pay little and employ harsh overseers to ensure desperate and starving workers meet quotas.

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This unique work of epistolary fiction tells the tale of Jason Fitger, a beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature whose once promising career has faded and his romantic life left in self-proclaimed tatters.

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The lengths humans will go to fill voids in their lives-be it with faith, drugs, and music or even murderous, vengeful intent-is the focus of Stephen King’s deeply unsettling but utterly compelling new horror novel Revival. Spanning five decades of two men’s lives in

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“Gosh… He’s hardly a shoe-in for Crufts is he?” Doggo might not be destined to win any pampered pooch prizes but he’s all Dan’s got left to show from his four-year relationship with Clara when she suddenly walks out on him.

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A typically insightful, charming and witty story from Nick Hornby. Barbara Parker is Miss Blackpool 1964 but when she realises that being a beauty queen means she has to delay her dream of moving to London to seek fame she abandons her crown.

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With a plethora of best-selling novels behind her, the arrival of any new Jodi Picoult novel is eagerly anticipated. Leaving Time is no exception and I'm pleased, nay thrilled, to report that it lives up to - and possibly surpasses - all its predecessors. Fol

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Alexander McCall Smith is such a terrific observer and commentator of contemporary social mores that his reimagining of Emma seems absolutely inevitable and perfectly matched. Austen’s Emma seems such a product of her time and place that the idea of a 21st Century Emma seems absurd.

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Annabel Buchanan has an enviable life, a beautiful husband, a thriving 16-year-old daughter, a huge country pile and all the wealth and luxury one could want.

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In The Twilight Hour, Nicci Gerrard literalises the tidying and burying of memories and secrets into the physical process of clearing one’s possessions away. At 94, Eleanor Lee is fiercely independent and refusing to become a burden to her family.

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