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Quarter Past Two on a Wednesday Afternoon
Linda Newbery
Review by Katie Clapham
Having already built a solid reputation in children’s literature, Linda Newbery’s first adult offering has the kind of slow-burning secrets that only the mature can endure.
 
Solitaire
Alice Oseman
Review by Kristy Rabbitt
An honest and gritty account of teenage life by 19-year-old author Alice Oseman.
 
Tori despairs of the other students in the sixth form at "Higgs".
Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught up with Rupert Murdoch
Nick Davies
Review by Sinead Fitzgibbon
On 8 July 2009, at half past four in the afternoon, the Guardian newspaper posted a story on their website written by investigative journalist Nick Davies.

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The Good Girl
Mary Kubica
Review by Lydia Winter
A crime thriller set against a backdrop of family intrigue and illicit romance, The Good Girl is fast-paced with a staggering finale.
 
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Men of Letters
Duncan Barret
Review by Sally Hughes
Duncan Barret’s book follows the fortunes of the men of the Post Office Rifles.
West
Julia Franck
Review by Jo Harding
Be careful what you wish for. This powerful novel, set in Germany in the late 1970s, is about bridges, borders and boundaries.
The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe
Romain Puertolas
Review by Lucy Rock
The quirky title of Romain Puértolas' debut novel leaves little room for the imagination.
Breakfast with the Borgias
D.B.C. Pierre
Review by Rebecca Watts

When embarking on a trip to Amsterdam to talk at a Computer Science convention, and then enjoy a clandestine romantic weekend with one of his students, Ariel Panek does not expect to be

The Hundred Year House
Rebecca Makkai
Review by Clair Stanton
This is an excellent book; intricately plotted, intelligent and absorbing. The hundred year house is Laurelfield; built in 1900 by Augustus Devohr for his wife, Violet.
Love Love Me Do
Mark Haysom
Review by Morag Adlington
Love, Love Me Do points to the innocent naiveté of the 1960s, to an age when the expectation for girls was marriage, family and happy ever after.

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Paulo Coelho
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