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  • Blue Woman

    £11.99

    Blue Woman

    ‘Blue Woman’ follows artist Rose Hartwood from her roots in a bombed out house in wartime London, to artistic fame, and back to obscurity. This beautiful novel charts the ebbs and flows of her personal and professional lives with great subtlety and sensitivity. We are taken along her journey rising to fame then coming back down again, re-building her life, forging a legacy. The book gradually reveals both artist and woman in their intertwined complexity: joy, struggle, determination, achievement, regret, the inheritances of love and the consolations of beauty.

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    £11.99
  • The Parted Earth

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    The Parted Earth

    Spanning more than half a century and cities from New Delhi to Atlanta, Anjali Enjeti’s debut is a heartfelt and human portrait of the long shadow of the Partition of India on the lives of three generations of women. The story begins in August 1947. Unrest plagues the streets of New Delhi leading up to the birth of the Muslim majority nation of Pakistan, and the Hindu majority nation of India. Sixteen-year-old Deepa navigates the changing politics of her home, finding solace in messages of intricate origami from her secret boyfriend Amir. Soon Amir flees with his family to Pakistan and a tragedy forces Deepa to leave the subcontinent forever. The story also begins sixty years later and half a world away, in Atlanta.

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  • The Paper Palace

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    The Paper Palace

    Before anyone else is awake, Elle Bishop heads out for a swim in the glorious freshwater pond below ‘The Paper Palace’ – the gently decaying summer camp in the back woods of Cape Cod where her family has spent every summer for generations. As she passes the house, Elle glances through the screen porch at the table from the dinner the previous evening; empty wine glasses, candle wax on the tablecloth, echoes of laughter of family and friends. Then she dives beneath the surface of the freezing water to the shocking memory of the sudden passionate encounter she had the night before, up against the wall behind the house, as her husband and mother chatted to the guests inside. So begins a story that unfolds over 24 hours and across 50 years, as decades of family legacies, love, lies, secrets and one unspeakable incident in her childhood lead Elle to the precipice of a life-changing decision.

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  • The Lost Storyteller

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    The Lost Storyteller

    Rebecca hasn’t seen her father Leo since she was six. Her family never talk about him, and she has long since pushed him firmly to the back of her mind. All she knows is that, once upon a time, he was a well-loved children’s TV star. But when a journalist turns up uninvited at her office, asking questions about her once-famous father, Rebecca starts to wonder whether there is more to Leo’s absence than she realised. Then, looking for answers, she unearths a book of fairy tales written by Leo and dedicated to her – but what use are children’s stories to her now, all these years later?

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  • Magpie

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    Magpie

    ‘Completely, terrifyingly BRILLIANT’
    Marian Keyes, author of Grown Ups

    ‘I didn’t want it to end’
    Lisa Taddeo, author of Three Women and Animal

    ‘Magnificent: I read it in one sitting’
    Kate Mosse, author of The City of Tears

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  • The Beloved Girls

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    The Beloved Girls

    Catherine, a successful barrister, vanishes from a train station on the eve of her anniversary. Is it because she saw a figure – someone she believed long dead? Or was it a shadow cast by her troubled, fractured mind? The answer lies buried in the past. It lies in the events of the hot, seismic summer of 1989, at Vanes – a mysterious West Country manor house – where a young girl, Jane Lestrange, arrives to stay with the gilded, grand Hunter family, and where a devastating tragedy will unfold. Over the summer, as an ancient family ritual looms closer, Janey falls for each member of the family in turn. She and Kitty, the eldest daughter of the house, will forge a bond that decades later, is still shaping the present.

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  • The Wildwater Women

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    The Wildwater Women

    Sometimes the best things in life happen when you dare to get out of your depth.

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  • A Tidy Ending

    £16.99

    A Tidy Ending

    From the Sunday Times bestselling author

    ‘Devastating, deceptive and darkly funny. Classic Cannon’ Sarah Winman

    ‘A compellingly crafted, darkly funny and compulsive read, full of twists – and twists on twists – that keeps you guessing until the last page? a joy and a triumph’ Rachel Joyce

    £16.99
  • I Know What I Saw

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    I Know What I Saw

    He smothered her, pressing his hands on her face. The police don’t believe me, they say it’s impossible – but I know what I saw. This is Xander Shute: once a wealthy banker, now living on the streets. As he shelters for the night in an empty Mayfair flat, he hears its occupants returning home, and scrambles to hide as the couple argue. Trapped in his hiding place, he soon finds himself witnessing a vicious murder. But who was the dead woman, who the police later tell him can’t have been there? And why is the man Xander saw her with evading justice? As Xander searches for answers, his memory of the crime comes under scrutiny, forcing him to confront his long-buried past and the stories he’s told about himself. How much he is willing to risk to understand the brutal truth?

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  • The Black Dress

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    The Black Dress

    Pru’s husband has walked out, leaving her alone to contemplate her future. She’s missing not so much him, but the life they once had – picnicking on the beach with small children, laughing together, nestling up like spoons in the cutlery drawer as they sleep. Now there’s just a dip on one side of the bed and no-one to fill it. In a daze, Pru goes off to a friend’s funeral. Usual old hymns, words of praise and a eulogy but – it doesn’t sound like the friend Pru knew. And it isn’t. She’s gone to the wrong service. Everyone was very welcoming, it was – oddly – a laugh, and more excitement than she’s had for ages. So she buys a little black dress in a charity shop and thinks, now I’m all set, why not go to another? I mean, people don’t want to make a scene at a funeral, do they? No-one will challenge her – and what harm can it do?

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  • Silverview

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    Silverview

    Julian Lawndsley has renounced his high-flying job in the City for a simpler life running a bookshop in a small English seaside town. But only a couple of months into his new career, Julian’s evening is disrupted by a visitor. Edward, a Polish émigré living in Silverview, the big house on the edge of town, seems to know a lot about Julian’s family and is rather too interested in the inner workings of his modest new enterprise. When a letter turns up at the door of a spy chief in London warning him of a dangerous leak, the investigations lead him to this quiet town by the sea.

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  • The Midwife’s Secret

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    The Midwife’s Secret

    She shone the torch around and spotted some names written in the wall: Clara, Sara, Megan. Who were these girls and what had they been doing in there? She slowly clicked open the trunk and as she shone her torch in, something caught her eye. In the corner, a leather-bound book. She opened it on the first page: ‘Bella James, Patient Notes’. She began to read.

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