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  • "For fans of psychological crime, the Simon Serrailler novels are a must-read. Superbly written, full of tension and a satisfying conclusion!" Bob ISBN 9780099534983
  • "A ghost story to chill your bones on a dark winter's night. Very simple, as so many of the best tales are, it will suck you in like quicksand in the tale." Ann ISBN 9780099288473
  • "I'm a big fan of Susan Hilll's writing (if you like crime writing do read her Serailler novels - they're great!) This novel gives a shocking insight into childhood bullying and the consequences that can follow. Powerful and psychologically intense." Bob ISBN 9780140034912
  • "A unique book that uses a fictional narrative to complement an introduction to the history of philosophy. Follow Sophie's journey to find out why babies make the best philosophers and why lego is the most ingenious toy on earth." Carrie Great for Teens and Young Adults ISBN 9781474602280
  • "This disconcerting novel of a man who kidnaps and imprisons a young woman is compulsive and cleverly written. It's a great insight into a twisted psyche and the power of human determination." Bob ISBN 9780099470472
  • "Ignore the slightly dubious film jacket! This is a wonderful, passionate and beautifully written love story where food reflects and compels the dramatic relationship between the two main characters. As a Spanish friend once said to me: 'Bob, you are English, you have tea in your veins. But I am Spanish, and I have fire in my blood!' A beautiful book." Bob ISBN 9780552995870
  • "Beautiful and insightful writing as ever from the magnificent Colm Toibin. What he excels at is the emotional lives of his characters and the way that their words don't always convey their feelings. This novel about writer Henry James shows the perils of following the head over the heart!" Bob ISBN 9781509870530
  • "Called a 'chick-lit with substance' by some! It's a gripping, heart and mind shaking read of 2014. It's powerful and urgent- you won't get it out of your head. Ever. Don't miss it. Grab a copy today."Marta Great for Teens and Young Adults ISBN 9781848664159
  • "A stunning, intelligent and informative novel that examines the role of black maids in Mississippi as the issue of racial segregation becomes a political force." Bob ISBN 9780141039282
  • Dinah's whole world is upside down, dead things and angry men and cuts all over her head that are beginning to sting.... Seventeen-year-old Dinah needs to leave her home, the weird commune where she grew up. She needs a whole new identity, starting with how she looks, starting with shaving off her hair, her 'crowning glory'. She has to do it quickly, because she has to go now. Dinah was going to go alone and hitch a ride down south. Except, she ends up being persuaded to illegally drive a VW campervan for hundreds of miles, accompanied by a grumpy man with one leg. This wasn't the plan. But while she's driving, Dinah will be forced to confront everything that led her here, everything that will finally show her which direction to turn... In her first YA novel, Costa-shortlisted author Kit de Waal responds to the classic Moby Dick with entirely new characters, a VW campervan, and by tearing the power away from obsessive Captain Ahab and giving it to a teenage girl who's determined to find a new life, far away from her unconventional upbringing. "Fresh and defiantly original ... what a beautiful book" - Sarah Moore Fitzgerald "An emotional coming of age tale of escape, mission, and ultimately, self-knowledge" - The Big Issue Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781510105706
  • Working-class stories are not always tales of the underprivileged and dispossessed. Common People is a collection of essays, poems and memoir written in celebration, not apology: these are narratives rich in barbed humour, reflecting the depth and texture of working-class life, the joy and sorrow, the solidarity and the differences, the everyday wisdom and poetry of the woman at the bus stop, the waiter, the hairdresser. Here, Kit de Waal brings together thirty-three established and emerging writers who invite you to experience the world through their eyes, their voices loud and clear as they reclaim and redefine what it means to be working class. Features original pieces from Damian Barr, Malorie Blackman, Lisa Blower, Jill Dawson, Louise Doughty, Stuart Maconie, Chris McCrudden, Lisa McInerney, Paul McVeigh, Daljit Nagra, Dave O'Brien, Cathy Rentzenbrink, Anita Sethi, Tony Walsh, Alex Wheatle and more. ISBN 9781783527458
  • From the author of HAMNET and I AM, I AM, I AM comes the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller MY LOVER'S LOVER, an intense, unnerving and passionate story of betrayal, loss and love, with all the frisson and psychological intensity of Rebecca. When Lily moves into Marcus's flat and plunges headlong into a relationship, she must contend not merely with the disapproval of flatmate Aidan, but with a more intangible, hostile presence. Could it be that Sinead, Marcus's ex, is trying to communicate with her? When Lily begins to 'see' Sinead, first about the flat, and then on the streets of London, she must question not merely her sanity, but whether the man she loves is someone she can, or indeed ought, to live with at all. ISBN 9780747268178
  • From the bestselling, critically acclaimed author of HAMNET and I AM, I AM, I AM, comes an intense, breathtakingly accomplished story of a woman's life stolen, and reclaimed. 'Unputdownable' Ali SmithEdinburgh in the 1930s. The Lennox family is having trouble with its youngest daughter. Esme is outspoken, unconventional, and repeatedly embarrasses them in polite society. Something will have to be done. Years later, a young woman named Iris Lockhart receives a letter informing her that she has a great-aunt in a psychiatric unit who is about to be released. Iris has never heard of Esme Lennox and the one person who should know more, her grandmother Kitty, seems unable to answer Iris's questions. What could Esme have done to warrant a lifetime in an institution? And how is it possible for a person to be so completely erased from a family's history?. ISBN 9780755308446
  • Set in a 2054 where humans have locked themselves out of the internet and Elon Musk has incinerated the moon, Set My Heart To Five is the hilarious yet profoundly moving story of one android's emotional awakening. Unhappy with his programmed job of dentistry and inspired by a love of classic movies, Jared sets out on a bold mission: to use the power of his burgeoning feelings to forever change the world for him and all his kind. Unfortunately, Jared intends to do this by writing his own movie, and things do not proceed according to plan... Unlike anything you have ever read before, Set My Heart To Five is a book for anybody who has feelings, loves movies, and likes to laugh and cry and sometimes do both at the same time. It comes uniquely guaranteed to make its readers weep a minimum of 29mls of tears.* ISBN 9780008354244
  • One morning in autumn, just after breakfast, Jia Jia finds her husband dead in the bathtub of their Beijing apartment. Next to him is a piece of folded paper, a sketch of a strange creature from his dream. He has left her no other sign. Young, alone, and with many unanswered questions, Jia Jia sets out on a journey. It takes her deep into her past where, for the very first time, she begins to have a sense of her future. ISBN 9781529112160
  • Discovered amidst a tangle of sea grape trees, Moshe Fisher's provenance is a thing of myth and mystery; his unusual appearance, with blueish, translucent skin and duo-toned hair, only serves to compound his mystique. Equally feared and ridiculed by peers as he grows up, he finds a surprising kindred soul in the striking and bold Arrienne Christie, but their complex relationship is fraught with obstacles that tear them apart as powerfully as they are drawn together. ISBN 9781786898708
  • What is the shape of a life? Is it the things that happen to us? Or is it the stories we tell about the things that happen to us? From the coast of the Adriatic to the salt spray of Santa Barbara, the narrator of Topics of Conversation maps out her life through two decades of bad relationships, motherhood, crisis and consolation. The novel unfurls through a series of conversations - in private with friends, late at night at parties with acquaintances, with strangers in hotel rooms, in moments of revelation, shame, cynicism, envy and intimacy. ISBN 9781788164054
  • When Anita finally returns home to London after a long absence, everything has changed. Her father is dead, her mother is away, and she and her sister Beth are alone together for the first time in years. They share a house. They share a family. They share a past. Tentatively, they reach out to one another for connection, but the house echoes with words unspoken. ISBN 9780241482681
  • "Beryl Bainsbridge was a master of historical fiction. She takes an historical event and brings it to life through believable characters, attention to detail and truly wonderful writing. This account of Titanic's ill-fated voyage won the Whitbread novel of the year award in 1996 and is both intelligently written and emotionally involving." Bob ISBN 9780349108704
  • It is summer and a stranger has come to quiet Rathmoye. He is noticed by Ellie, the young convent girl, who is married to Dillahan, a farmer still mourning his first wife. Over the long and warm days, Ellie and the stranger form an illicit attachment. And those in the town can only watch, holding their tongues, as passion, love and fate take their inevitable course. 'Lingers in the memory as a beautiful meditation on love, belonging and the impossibility of escape' Observer 'Unbearably moving' Spectator ISBN  9780141042190
  • "I only discovered the Jackson Brodie series from Kate Atkinson recently and I wish I'd found them sooner - funny, clever and very readable, she's a dab hand at writing great characters and finding humour in human nature." Bob ISBN 9780552772433
  • "I kept having to stop reading this book to go and give my dog Homer an enormous hug, just to let him know how unspeakably fabulous he and all dogs were, just like Mr Bones!!" Ann ISBN 9780571229093
  • "After reading so many mammoth works of fiction, I craved something short and sweet. Well, this is bitter-sweet, with the Queen's life being turned upside down by the discovery of the treasures of the mobile library!" Ann ISBN 9781846681332
  • "Often described as a 'cult classic' Bukowski's debut novel is much more than its label. An uncompromising and raw story of one man's determination not to be ground down by the system, this is powerful and seriously funny writing." Bob ISBN 9780753518168
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