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Babbit lives with the Big One
and the Little One. When the Little One is not watching,
Babbit gets ‘grabbed' by the Witchy One and her mean
friends. Just in the nick of time the Big One and the Little One come to Babbit's rescue.

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Julie Myerson's eighth novel, Then, marks her return to the disturbing themes that characterised her earlier works of dark fiction, this time in the previously unexplored dystopian setting of a post-apocalyptic London.

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In Higashino's first book to be translated into English, we quickly learn who the murderer is, but that's inconsequential to the plot, which concerns whether Yasuko and her neighbour Ishigami, a mathematician, can get away with it.

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This atmospheric novel tells the story of Jeanne, a young French exile orphaned by the Wars of Religion on the continent and brought to London disguised as a boy.

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George Pelecanos' The Cut introduces Spero Lucas, a veteran of the Iraq war, who acts as an unlicensed investigator and all-around finder of lost things. When he is hired by a jailed drugs baron, Lucas finds his streetwise knowledge and fighting abilities are put to a rigorous test.

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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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Fashion shows and recycling, star quality and chickens, custard doughnuts and moving house; more adventures in the life of Daizy Star, who, encouraged by best friends Willow, Beth and Murphy, attempts to impress Miss Moon so that she can be 'Star of the Week'.

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A good heist is about personality, planning and hairsbreadth escapes. If the prize is unique and priceless (like moon rocks) that just makes it more exciting.

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Beth's journey on a cruise ship with her unremarkable boyfriend is not the story of The Blue Book: the story lies all in the telling.

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