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It's Dublin, the 1950s, the sun is shining and love is in the air. Well, sort of. The thing is, despite the engrossing, atmospheric prose and the crisp, purposeful dialogue, Benjamin Black's mysteries are pretty cloudy affairs.

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Pauline and Gemma go to the same school. Pauline is neglected, tough and, consequently, a bully. Gemma apparently has a stable family, but reluctantly goes to live with her mother and her mother's boyfriend, whose main attraction seems to be his wealth.

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Eighty-year-old Lilly Bere's epic story begins at the end, just as she is struggling to come to terms with the last great tragedy in her life: the suicide of her grandson.

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Set against the backdrop of a foreboding and wild Dartmoor, this is a tale of love in its most painful manifestations, in which both mother and daughter fall into the trappings of desire.

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Spoilt rich girl Autumn receives a 21st birthday surprise like no other: her father has booked the ultimate adventure experience with an urban reality game company that aims to make the impossible possible.

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Well, where to begin: Rule 34 is dark, disturbing, bleak and yet in parts very funny.

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More than 10 years ago, writer Giles Andreae branched out from his saucy Purple Ronnie poems into children's books.

Here he reunites with artist Wojtowycz, with whom he made his breakthrough books Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean and Farmyard Hullabaloo.

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Can you be destroyed by love? In Bed, David Whitehouse tells the story of a family dominated by its eldest son, both physically and emotionally.

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