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Ian McEwan
Review by Charlotte Colwill
The title of McEwan’s latest novel refers to the piece of legislation that outlines the duty of care towards a minor that the courts must exhibit.
El Deafo
Cece Bell
Review by Kristy Rabbitt
A funny and beautifully illustrated graphic novel memoir about growing up hearing impaired.
Cece was left with a hearing impairment following a childhood illness meanin

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Apple was abandoned by her mother at an early age and left with her nana. Eleven years later, she still dreams that her mum will return to claim her and life will be perfect and whole again.
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“Today I am a woman torn between the terror that everything might change and the equal terror that everything might carry on exactly the same for the rest of my days.”
Splintered Light
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This remarkable novel grabs your attention from the first page and holds it through 41 chapters.
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The promise of unexpected romance and lifelong friendship among the searing heat of 18th Century Spain will draw any lover of lively historical fiction to Ildefonso Falcones' dramatic new novel.<
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A good book always has a good title, and Seconds manages to cram a host of meanings into one little word.
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