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  • A Suitable Boy

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    A Suitable Boy

    This bestselling novel is a love story – the story of a young girl’s search for the man she will marry. Lata’s mother is determined to find a suitable boy for her daughter, through love or through existing maternal appraisal.

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  • Attack of the Woolly Jumper

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    Attack of the Woolly Jumper

    Grandma has come to stay for the royal visit by Princess Lucy to launch her new badger charity, ‘Badges for Badgers’. Which would be fine, if she hadn’t knitted Roman the crummiest jumper (AKA ‘crumper’) on earth that he’s forced to wear to school. His whole class is in a fundraising frenzy, led by fame-crazy Rosie Taylor who is convinced that organising a charity fashion show is bound to win her favour with the princess. And in a bid of fierce cruelty she has sponsored Roman to wear his crumper ALL WEEK, even after Gamble tries to flush it down the toilet. When the jumper causes a swan attack and a biker to swerve off the road, can Roman keep his whole life from unravelling?

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  • Death Comes to Bishops Well

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    Death Comes to Bishops Well

    When Sam Dee moves to the beautiful Wiltshire village of Bishops Well, he expects a quiet life of country walks and pub lunches. OK, so his new neighbour, Maggie Kaye, is a little peculiar, but she’s very nice – and his old pal Richard Ruta lives just down the road. But when Richard throws one of his famous parties, things take a sinister turn. Sam, Maggie and the rest of the guests are dumbfounded when Richard falls down dead. A horrible tragedy – or a cunningly planned murder? With a village full of suspects – and plenty of dark secrets – just who exactly would want to bump off their host? Armed with her local knowledge, Maggie – with Sam’s reluctant but indispensable help – is soon on the case.

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  • Eating Chips With Monkey

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    Eating Chips With Monkey

    Ten-year-old Daniel is never happier than when he is eating chips. Especially during his family’s annual Chip Shop Championships, the highlight of his year. And especially when he can also eat chips with Monkey, his beloved soft toy and trusty companion. But one terrible November day, the lives of Daniel and his family are changed forever when an accident renders Daniel a shadow of his former self. As Daniel retreats into himself, his family slowly begin to fall apart, without this bright boy at the heart of their lives. When an impromptu trip to a chip shop seems to briefly engage Daniel with the real world, the family decide to revisit their Chip Shop Championships, on a quest to find the best chip shop in the country.

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  • Elizabeth Gaskell

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    Elizabeth Gaskell

    This title provides a detailed account of the life of this popular Victorian novelist, focusing on biogrpahical details as they relate to her literary career.

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  • Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

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    Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

    When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone.

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  • History

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    History

    Clive Hapgood is feeling stuck. The private school he teaches at is consuming his life, no thanks to wretched headteacher Julian Crouch. The gentle country life Clive envisaged has stifled him and left his marriage on the brink. What he needs is a holiday – something to remind him and Helen what life used to be like. But when things don’t go to plan, and an incident at school begins to weigh heavy on his head, Clive’s life starts to unravel in front of him. Has he got it in him to turn things around, whatever the cost? After all, it’s his own time he’s wasting.

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  • How to Belong

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    How to Belong

    In the follow up to her acclaimed novel ‘Shelter’, Sarah Franklin returns to the Forest of Dean, this time exploring what it means to belong to a rural community in a rapidly changing world. Jo grew up in the Forest of Dean, but she was always the one destined to leave for a bigger, brighter future. When her parents retire from their butcher’s shop, she returns to her beloved community to save the family legacy, hoping also to save herself. But things are more complex than the rose-tinted version of life which sustained Jo from afar. Tessa is a farrier, shoeing horses two miles and half a generation away from Jo, further into the forest. Tessa’s experience of the community couldn’t be more different. Now she too has returned, in flight from a life she could have led, nursing a secret and a past filled with guilt and shame.

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  • Jack

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    Jack

    ‘Jack’ tells the story of John Ames Boughton, the loved and grieved-over prodigal son of a Presbyterian minister in Gilead, Iowa, a drunkard and a ne’er-do-well. In segregated St. Louis sometime after World War II, Jack falls in love with Della Miles, an African-American high school teacher, also a preacher’s child, with a discriminating mind, a generous spirit and an independent will. Their fraught, beautiful story is one of Robinson’s greatest achievements.

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  • Latitudes of Longing

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    Latitudes of Longing

    In the feverish tropics of the Andaman Islands, a young botanist tends to a fragile rose he has imported to welcome his bride. Hoping their marriage will bloom in this strange life, hundreds of miles from the east coast of India, he is entranced by Chanda Devi’s fierce nature and unusual gifts; speaking to trees and the ghosts of former colonialists. These islands, she tells her adoring husband, rest on a faultline, cracked so deep into the earth that spirits cross the boundary freely. But it is not this fracture that takes a tragic bite out of their happiness. With the family riven by heartbreak, their maid takes the chance to resolve her own past mistakes. Having abandoned her son many years before, she now traces him to Myanmar, only to find him in prison – the enemy of a brutal regime.

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  • Lost For Words

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    Lost For Words

    Loveday Cardew prefers books to people. If you look carefully, you might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves most tattooed on her skin. But there are some things Loveday will never show you. Into her refuge – the York book emporium where she works – come a poet, a lover, a friend, and three mysterious deliveries, each of which stirs unsettling memories. Everything is about to change for Loveday. Someone knows about her past and she can’t hide any longer. She must decide who around her she can trust. Can she find the courage to right a heartbreaking wrong? And will she ever find the words to tell her own story? It’s time to turn the pages of her past.

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  • Miller Street SW22

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    Miller Street SW22

    A story of loss, love, guilt and ultimately hope and redemption, MILLER STREET SW22 follows a year in the lives of five neighbours who move into the road in the autumn of 2005, each brought to the urban south London location for a new start.

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  • New Girl in Little Cove

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    New Girl in Little Cove

    When a new teacher arrives in a tiny fishing village, she realizes the most important lessons are the ones she learns outside the classroom. It’s 1985. Rachel O’Brien arrives in Little Cove seeking a fresh start after her father dies and her relationship ends. As a new teacher at the local Catholic high school, Rachel chafes against the small community, where everyone seems to know her business. The anonymous notes that keep appearing on her car, telling her to go home, don’t make her feel welcome either. Still, Rachel is quickly drawn into the island’s distinctive music and culture, as well as the lives of her students and fellow teacher, Doug Bishop. As Rachel begins to bond with her students, her feelings for Doug also begin to grow. Rachel tries to ignore her emotions because Doug is in a long-distance relationship with his high school sweetheart. Or is he?

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  • Peterdown

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    Peterdown

    Peterdown, an industrial town with a noble past and a lacklustre present, has been chosen as the regional hub for a soon-to-be-built, ultra-high-speed railway line. The development promises to propel Peterdown headlong into a prosperous future; but in order to get there, something from the landscape of Peterdown’s past will have to be demolished. On the shortlist are the Larkspur Hill housing estate, a significant modernist landmark, and the Chapel, the raucous home of the town’s football team, Peterdown United. Ellie Ferguson, an architect exiled from London, is as determined to save the Larkspur as her partner, Colin, a lifelong United fan, is desperate to save the Chapel. As they each find themselves leading increasingly passionate and opposing campaigns, their essential differences become hard to ignore.

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  • Quantick’s Quite Difficult Quiz Book

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    Quantick’s Quite Difficult Quiz Book

    nDavid Quantick works regularly with Armando Iannucci, including on the new HBO series, Avenue 5. He won an Emmy as part of the writing team on Veep, a BAFTA for Harry Hill’s TV Burp and a Writers’ Guild Award for The Thick of It. For over fifteen years, David has also hosted his own very popular quizzes at festivals, events, pubs, clubs, cinemas and in tents: the quizzes range is broad and the questions are tricky. They’re not about statistics, there’s no sport, the picture rounds are conceptual, and there’s sometimes a round called ‘Martin Amis Character or Blur Song’. Each quiz is funny and entertaining even if you don’t know the answers. The quizzes are informative and opinionated. In some ways, they’re like stand-up with questions. This is a book based on David’s live quizzes.

    £12.99
  • Rose Nicolson

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    Rose Nicolson

    Edinburgh, winter of 1574. Queen Mary has fled Scotland, to raise an army from the French. Her son and heir, Jamie, is held under protection in Stirling Castle. John Knox is dead. The people are unmoored and lurching under the uncertain governance of this riven land. It’s a deadly time for young student Will Fowler, short of stature, low of birth but mightily ambitious, to make his name. Told by a character whose rise mirrors the conflicts he narrates, ‘Rose Nicolson’ is a vivid, passionate and unforgettable novel of this most dramatic period of Scotland’s history.

    £18.99