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 Fiction Contemporary

The hilarious second novel, and Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller, from author of the smash hit Why Mummy Drinks.Welcome to Mummy's world...The Boy Child Peter is connected to his iPad by an umbilical cord, The Girl Child Jane is desperate to make her fortune as an Instagram l... read more

Why Mummy Swears

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 Fiction Contemporary

For fans of The Book Thief, a powerful and heartbreaking story set during WW2 that stays with you long after the final page is read. Margot Baumann hasleft school to take up her sister's job in the mailroom of a large prison. Butthis is Germany in 1944, and the pri... read more

The Love That I Have

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 Fiction Contemporary

'A word of advice: don't start reading this page-turner at bedtime, or you'll be staying up all night.' Psychologies, France Werner Zilch was adopted as an infant, and knows nothing of his biological family. But when, in 1970s New York, he meets the family of Rebecca,... read more

The Last of Our Kind

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 Fiction Contemporary

'A powerful tragedy' Independent Delve into the world of Pamela Hansford Johnson in this tale of sinister obsession and friendship most deadly. . . Art historian Gavin and his wife Hannah, along with their young son Giles, arrive in a quiet seaside town in Belgium to e... read more

The Holiday Friend

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 Fiction Contemporary

'Witty, satirical and deftly malicious' Anthony Burgess 'A maliciously witty account of literary skulduggery and loft pretensions.' TLS Delve into the sparkling and satirical world of Pamela Hansford Johnson with this wickedly funny tragicomedy about a destitute En... read more

The Unspeakable Skipton

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 Fiction Contemporary

Plunge yourself into the wry world of Pamela Hansford Johnson in this story of seduction and marriage, perfect for fans of Elizabeth Jane Howard and Barbara Pym. Living out her happy teenage years in south-west London, Christine's only worries are living in the shad... read more

An Impossible Marriage

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 Fiction Contemporary

'Striking first novel . . . qualities of vitality and humour which set it apart.' New York Times Delve into the world of Pamela Hansford Johnson through her explosive, banned debut, This Bed Thy Centre. . . Sixteen year old Elsie Cotton, who lives with her widowed moth... read more

This Bed Thy Centre

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 Fiction Contemporary

'A very cool and intelligent writer' TLS Delve into the world of Pamela Hansford Johnson in this tale of love, guilt and secrecy, perfect for fans of Barbara Pym and Elizabeth Jane Howard. Writer Christine Hall's own loving relationships and empathetic intelligence make he... read more

The Last Resort

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 Fiction Contemporary

For over ten years, Ros, Adele, Judy and Simone have been in an online book club, but they have never met face to face. Until now... Determined to enjoy her imminent retirement, Adele invites her fellow bibliophiles to help her house-sit in the Blue Mountains. It's a... read more

A Month of Sundays

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 Fiction Contemporary

Series:44 Scotland Street Ser.

The latest installment of Alexander McCall Smith's perennially popular and irresistibly charming 44 Scotland Street series. When Pat accepts her narcissistic ex-boyfriend Bruce's invitation for coffee, she has no idea of the complications i... read more

Time of Love and Tartan (44 Scotland Street #12)

Category:

 Fiction Contemporary

'I am sure a cigarette has a more poignant flavour when it is the last' A neurotic Italian businessman obsessed by his own hypochondria, Zeno Cosini recounts his early years to his psychoanalyst Dr S as a form of therapy. With a cigarette clutched per... read more

Confessions of Zeno (riverrun Editions)

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 Fiction Contemporary

Penny Vincenzi, internationally bestselling author of No Angel, has dazzled readers with her intricately crafted novels for nearly twenty years. She unleashes her signature narrative prowess once more in her latest novel, A Question of Trust.
In 1950s London, Tom... read more

A Question of Trust