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Diary Of A Body

By Daniel Pennac
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Daniel Pennac
From a particularly humiliating accident at scout camp, to the final stages of terminal illness, Daniel Pennac's warm, witty and heart-breaking novel shows the rise and fall of an ordinary man, told through his observations of his own body.It is with damp eyes (not to mention underpants) that our narrator begins his diary, seeking through it to come to terms with the demoralising quirks of his fleshy confines. Through the joys and horrors of puberty to the triumphs of adolescence, we grow to love him through every growth, leak and wound, as he finds himself developing muscles, falling in love, and then leaving school to join the French Resistance.Yet, as ever, this is only half the story. As years pass and hairs grey, everything he took for granted begins to turn against him. Tackling taboo topics with honesty and charm, Pennac's wit remains sharp even as everything else begins to sag. This is a hugely original story of the most relatable of unlikely love stories: a human, and the body that defines him.
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The Death of Rex Nhongo

By C. B. George
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C. B. George
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Daydreams of Angels

By Heather O'Neill
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Heather O'Neill
'Like Angela Carter, she is relentlessly inventive' Sunday TimesAward-winning short stories by the Bailey's Prize longlisted author of The Lonely Hearts HotelA cherub breaks all the rules when he spends one night with a girl on earth.Snow White and Rose Red forge a unique way to survive the Paris occupation.A soldier is brought back to life by a toymaker, but he's not grateful.And a child begins the story of a Gypsy and a bear, who have to finish it themselves.These are old stories, but not as you know them. These are set not in the forests of Europe or fantasy worlds, but on the battlefields of World War Two and the wilderness of downtown Montreal.With her blazing imagination, irreverent humour and arresting prose, Heather O'Neill twists them anew: more magical for their realism, more profound for their darkness; captivating, witty and wicked.
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The Defections

By Hannah Michell
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Hannah Michell
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Dog's Life

By Michael Holroyd, Jonathan Keeble
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Michael Holroyd
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Jonathan Keeble
Eustace is undisputed patriarch of the Farquhar family. That is, he would be if everyone stopped mumbling, let him get on with his shaving and find his way downstairs. It's not Henry's fault that he snores and that his marriage has collapsed. Or that he failed to get into the cricket team. But he has made up for it and is now a faster motorist than ever he was bowler. He is a good father too and one day, when he wakes up from day-dreaming, his son Kenneth will thank him. It is good that Anne sleeps with a whistle in her mouth - how else could she terrify the burglars? As for Mathilda she would love to like her mother, but prefers going for long walks with the dog. But what will happen to them all if the dog dies? A devastating postscript follows the story. Placing this eccentric family in isolation after two world wars and at the beginning of our aggressive financial culture, it turns comedy into tragedy. This novel brings a very personal addition to the biographer's remarkable career.(P)2014 WF Howes Ltd
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  • Don't Tell the Boss

    By Anna Bell
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    Anna Bell
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  • Don't Tell the Groom

    By Anna Bell
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    Anna Bell
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  • Don't Tell Penny

    By Anna Bell
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    Anna Bell
    'Romantic and refreshing' Mhairi McFarlane on The Bucket List to Mend a Broken Heart. A delicious free taste of the hilarious Don't Tell the Groom series. Lou and Penny have been best friends forever, so when Penny tells Lou she's sure tonight's the night fiancé Mark will finally propose, Lou couldn't be more pleased for her. But when the moment arrives, Lou can't help but wonder if marriage might be the furthest thing from Mark's mind, and Penny hasn't noticed a thing! Could it fall on Lou to break the news gently, or will Mark bend his knee before it's just too late?
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    Desire Laid Bare

    By CC Gibbs
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    CC Gibbs
    The beautiful Rosalind St. Vincent has saved her bookshop from the bailiffs through hard work and fierce determination. But now Fitz Monckton, Duke of Groveland, is set on tempting her away in order to seal a lucrative development deal. This caddish rake has never met a woman he couldn't seduce, but Rosalind must try to resist: these pleasures, however tempting, might be her very ruin if she isn't careful.
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    A Division of the Light

    By Christopher Burns
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    Christopher Burns
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  • Dark Winter

    By David Mark
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    David Mark
    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING RICHARD & JUDY PICK AND KINDLE CHART-TOPPING SENSATION: MEET DS AECTOR MCAVOY, AND BEGIN DAVID MARK'S ADDICTIVE HULL-BASED CRIME SERIES.'Dark, compelling crime writing of the highest order' Daily Mail'Breathtaking. Mark writes bad beautifully' Peter May, author of The BlackhouseHull, northern England. Two weeks before Christmas. Three bodies in the morgue. The victims - each a sole survivor of a past tragedy - killed in the manner they once cheated death. Somebody is playing God. And it falls to DS Aector McAvoy to stop their deadly game.Hooked on Hull? Then check out the second in the DS Aector McAvoy series, Original Skin . . .
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    The Dog of the Marriage

    By Amy Hempel
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    Amy Hempel
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