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One of those rare books that stays with you well after turning the last page, Vanessa Diffenbaugh's début novel is a beautiful and haunting tale of discovering love in the most unlikely of circumstances.

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This is the novel Dame Beryl Bainbridge was writing when she died in July 2010. I wonder how happy the author would have been with this version, assembled from her manuscript by friend and editor Brendan King. Although "happy" is perhaps not a word Bainbridge cared for in any case.

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Meet Queenie Dove, a vivacious, self-proclaimed genius. Thieving her way around the streets of London during the Depression, Queenie seems to live a glamorous lifestyle but you begin to learn that heartbreak, despair and sadness are what really fill her life.

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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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