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  • All of You Every Single One

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    All of You Every Single One

    When Julia flees her unhappy marriage for the handsome tailor Eve Perret, she expects her life from now on will be a challenge, not least because the year is 1911. They leave everything behind to settle in Vienna, but their happiness is increasingly diminished by Julia’s longing for a child. Ada Bauer’s wealthy industrialist family have sent her to Dr Freud in the hope that he can fix her mutism and do so without a scandal. But help will soon come for Ada from an unexpected quarter and change many lives irrevocably. This is an epic novel about family, freedom and how true love might survive impossible odds.

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  • Aspects

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    Aspects

    The world is changing, and with it a nation begins the process of dismantling the royal family and building a democracy in their place. A delicate and dangerous task, which sparks political intrigue in the halls of Parliament and power struggles that draw in the nobility, Archmages, and idealists alike – even before the Gods choose to meddle, in favour of old hierarchies. Against this backdrop of political turmoil comes the powerful story of two lovers torn apart by the fragile new system, and a lost woman, overlooked in the power struggles, striving to find the help she needs to control her own powers.

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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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  • Brother of the More Famous Jack

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    Brother of the More Famous Jack

    When Katherine has the chance to go to university, little does she expect to find herself in love with the son of the famous Jacob Goldman. When things go wrong she flees to Rome, but ten years on, she returns to find the Goldmans again. A little wiser and a lot more grown-up, Katherine faces her future.

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  • Fannie

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    Fannie

    A feminist reimagining of the story of Fantine, the much-loved character from Victor Hugo’s classic novel Les Miserables, its many dramatisations and the musical. Published on Victor Hugo’s birthday, from prize-winning author of the Costa Awards shortlisted title The Haunting of Henry Twist.

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  • Frogkisser!

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    Frogkisser!

    Garth Nix is on hilarious form as he spins his very own fairy tale, featuring Princess Anya, who, with her loyal dog, must embark on a terribly important (capital Q) Quest to acquire the ingredients for a reversal lip balm, the vital item needed to change a frog back to a prince – oh, and save her kingdom from her villainous step(step)father. This is a brilliantly funny take on fairytales and quests for a younger reader.

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  • Hex

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    Hex

    From the multi-award-winning, former Granta Best Young British Novelist, Jenni Fagan tells the story of Geillis Duncan, a teenage girl caught up in the sixteenth century witch trials in the Scottish coastal town of North Berwick.

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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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  • Life

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    Life

    Anna Senoz is a brilliant young scientist, working towards her PhD and a bright career when she makes a discovery that could change the world of genetics forever. The ‘Transferred Y’ chromosome, however, isn’t as welcomed by her peers, or the wider society. Anna is forced to choose between her dedication to her discovery, the progress of her career, and her responsibilities to her family. Does scientific integrity mean speaking out against the naysayers? Are the potential ramifications of her discovery too wide-reaching for her to risk pursuing it?

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  • Lightseekers

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    Lightseekers

    Three young students are brutally murdered in a Nigerian university town, their killings – and their killers – caught on social media. The world knows who murdered them; what no one knows is why. As the legal trial begins, investigative psychologist Philip Taiwo is contacted by the father of one of the boys, desperate for some answers to his son’s murder. Philip is an expert in crowd behaviour and violence but travelling to the sleepy university town that bore witness to the killings, he soon feels dramatically out of his depth. Years spent first studying, then living in the US with his wife and children mean he is unfamiliar with many Nigerian customs and no one involved in the case seems willing to speak out. The more Philip digs, and the more people he meets with a connection to the case, the more he begins to realise that there is something very wrong somewhere in this community.

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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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  • Mrs Harris Goes To Paris

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    Mrs Harris Goes To Paris

    Introducing the indomitable, endearing charlady, Mrs Harris?

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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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  • Paradise Block

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    Paradise Block

    In Paradise Block, mould grows as thick as fur along the walls, alarms ring out at unexpected hours and none of the neighbours are quite what they seem. A little girl boils endless eggs in her family’s burnt-out flat, an isolated old woman entices a new friend with gifts of cutlery and cufflinks, and a young bride grows frustrated with her unappreciative husband, the caretaker of creaking, dilapidated Paradise Block. With a haunting sense of place and a keen eye for the absurd, these thirteen surreal stories lure us into a topsy-turvy world where fleatraps are more important than babies and sales calls for luxury coffins provide a welcome distraction. Lonely residents live in close proximity while longing for connection.

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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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