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Circe
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019 THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER SELECTED AS BOOK OF THE YEAR...
Home fire
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NOW A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK AT BEDTIME WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 WINNER OF THE LONDON HELLENIC PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL...

The midnight line
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THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER/A RICHARD & JUDY BOOKCLUB 2018 PICKJack Reacher is having a bad day.It would be a dumb idea to make it worse. Reacher s...
Unlucky 13
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The bestselling 13th novel in the Women's Murder Club seriesA LANDMARK MURDERWhen two dead bodies are found inside a wrecked car on the Golden Gate Br...

A gentleman in Moscow
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***Soon to be a major TV series starring Kenneth Branagh***OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLDTHE TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 20...
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine
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Winner of the Costa First Novel Award No.1 Sunday Times bestseller and No.1 New York Times bestseller Soon to be a major motion picture produced by R...

Frankenstein in Baghdad
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A SATIRICAL REIMAGINING OF MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN From the rubble-strewn streets of US-occupied Baghdad, Hadi collects body parts from the de...
House of names
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THE TOP 10 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Unforgettable' Mary Beard'They cut her hair before they dragged her to the place of sacrifice. Her mouth was gagged...

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
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It's 1946 and author Juliet Ashton can't think what to write next. Out of the blue, she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernse...
The house with the stained-glass window
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The House with the Stained-Glass Window is remarkable, a gripping, Lvivian evocation of a city and a family across a long and painful century, at onc...

The music shop
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From the author of the world-wide bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: ' A beautiful novel, a tonic for the soul and a complete joy to r...
The secret diary of Laura Palmer
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IN A TOWN LIKE TWIN PEAKS, NO ONE IS INNOCENT... Laura Palmer - the sweet-faced beauty of Twin Peaks - hid her darkest deeds and twisted dreams in a s...

To die in Spring
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Winner of the HWA Sharpe Gold Crown for Best Historical Novel 2018'[To Die in Spring] holds its own against [G?nter] Grass and [Erich Maria] Remarque;...
Conversations with friends
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'This book. This book. I read it in one day. I hear I'm not alone.' - Sarah Jessica Parker (Instagram)WINNER OF THE SUNDAY TIMES / PFD YOUNG WRITER OF...

Little fires everywhere
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'Just read it...Outstanding' Matt Haig'To say I love this book is an understatement...It moved me to tears' Reese Witherspoon'Beautifully written, com...
White silence
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The first instalment in the new, gripping supernatural thriller series from international bestselling author, Jodi Taylor I don't know who I am. I d...

Pachinko
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* Shortlisted for the National Book Award * * One of the New York Times's 10 Best Books of 2017 * * Selected for Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf book c...
The great Gatsby
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Generally considered to be F. Scott Fitzgerald's finest novel, The Great Gatsby is a consummate summary of the roaring twenties , and a devastating e...

The idiot
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018Selin, a tall, highly strung Turkish-American from New Jersey turns up at Harvard and finds herself ...
The noise of time
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'BARNES'S MASTERPIECE' - OBSERVERIn May 1937 a man in his early thirties waits by the lift of a Leningrad apartment block. He waits all through the ni...

The tattooist of Auschwitz
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For readers of Schindler's List, The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas comes a heart-breaking story of the very best of ...
Pride and prejudice
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALEXANDER McCALL SMITHThe Vintage Classics Austen series is designed by the writer and illustrator Leanne Shapton and introduc...

The handmaid's tale
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GET READY for THE TESTAMENTS, the highly anticipated SEQUEL, by reading the BESTSELLING DYSTOPIAN NOVELNOW AN AWARD-WINNING TV SERIES STARRING ELISABE...
The lido
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THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER'Feel-good and uplifting, this charming novel is full of heart' LUCY DIAMOND'Tender, thought-provoking and upliftin...

The Old Drift
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'Extraordinary, ambitious, evocative. The Old Drift is an impressive book, ranging skillfully between historical and science fiction, shifting gears b...
The only story
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**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, ...

The peacock summer
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A compelling story of hidden secrets and forbidden love, from the bestselling author of The Secrets of the Tides'If she could reach back through the y...
The silent companions
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'[An] extraordinary, memorable and truly haunting book' Jojo Moyes 'Terrific. Perfect setting, great build-up, chilling. What more could you want?' S...

Conclave
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THE POWER OF GOD. THE AMBITION OF MEN.***SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER***The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and ei...
Foster
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A small girl is sent to live with foster parents on a farm in rural Ireland, without knowing when she will return home. In the strangers' house, she f...

My brilliant friend
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From one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, comes this ravishing and generous-hearted novel about a friendship that lasts a lifetime. The story of Ele...
Swing time
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LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017'Smith's finest. Extraordinary, truly marvellous' Observer 'Superb' Financial Times 'Breathtaking' TLS 'Pitc...

Five rivers met on a wooded plain
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A Times bestseller'Wonderful...I was hooked from the first page. It's the real stuff.' - Michael Frayn'Deeply affecting' - Guardian'Superb' - Mail on ...
Imperium
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'Masterful' Sunday Times_________________Ancient Rome. 70 B.C.A city rippling with power - and with no shortage of men who would wield it... When Tiro...

In praise of shadows
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This is an enchanting essay on aesthetics by one of the greatest Japanese novelists. Tanizaki's eye ranges over architecture, jade, food, toilets, and...
Persuasion
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY LYNNE TRUSSThe Vintage Classics Austen series is designed by the writer and illustrator Leanne Shapton and introduced by some ...

The party
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AN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEARA gripping story of betrayal, privilege and hypocrisy, set in the unassailable heart of the British establishment.'Think B...
The pearl sister
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The Pearl Sister is the fourth book in the number one international bestselling Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley.CeCe D'Apli?se has never felt sh...

Outline
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Outline is a novel in ten conversations. Spare and lucid, it follows a novelist teaching a course in creative writing over an oppressively hot summer ...
The mermaid and Mrs Hancock
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A GUARDIAN, THE TIMES, DAILY TELEGRAPH AND EVENING STANDARD BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018. SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION.'A cracking historica...

The handmaid's tale
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DISCOVER the BESTSELLING DYSTOPIAN NOVEL behind the AWARD-WINNING TV SERIES Third season now airing on Channel 4 starring Elisabeth MossThe official T...
Everything I never told you
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'There is much here that might impress Pulitzer and Man Booker judges...Ng brilliantly depicts the destruction that parents can inflict on their child...

Freedom
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Can we ever be wholly free? In this book of breathtaking imaginary leaps that conjure dystopias and magical islands, Margaret Atwood holds a mirror up...
Never mind
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Winner of the Betty Trask Award, Never Mind is the first in Edward St Aubyn's semi-autobiographical Patrick Melrose novels, adapted for TV for Sky Atl...

A legacy of spies
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Chosen as a Book of the Year in The Times Literary Supplement, the Evening Standard, the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, The Times'A brilliant novel of...
A part of me & you
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You will love this moving and powerful novel from bestselling author Emma Heatherington. A must read for fans of Jojo Moyes.You always think you have ...

Hag-seed
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The 'riotous, insanely readable' (Observer) retelling of The Tempest from the bestselling author of THE HANDMAID'S TALE and upcoming sequel THE TESTAM...
I let you go
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Don't miss the powerful and page-turning new novel from Clare Mackintosh - AFTER THE END is out 25th June and available to pre-order now______________...

The mayor of Casterbridge
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D H Lawrence remarked that Hardy's best novels were about 'the struggle into love and the struggle with love', and THE MAJOR OF CASTLEBRIDGE is no exc...
The sense of an ending
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***Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction***Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would na...