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A Sense of the Beginning

By Norbert Gstrein
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Norbert Gstrein
A poignant novel of political-religious awakening by one of Germany's literary starsAn anonymous phone call, an unattended bag discovered in the station of a small Austrian town, a piece of paper saying, "Repent!" and "Next time it will be for real!" A C.C.T.V. image of a young man. What was it that made the teacher think it was his old student, Daniel?Ten years earlier Daniel had spent time with the teacher in his remote house by the river. The town had talked. Anton had recently returned from two years teaching in Istanbul - he was unsettled, subversive, solitary. Daniel was on the brink of adulthood - idealistic, unrequitedly in love with Judith, vulnerable to influence. Those summer weeks by the river were an idyll. But did they also sow the seeds of Daniel's later obsessiveness, his biblical attitudes, his political dogmatism? As the bomb threat excites the community with all the tension of a witch hunt, and Anton himself becomes a focus for suspicion and gossip, he anatomises his memories of the preceding decade. What went wrong for Daniel, and could he have stopped it?
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Spoonbenders

By Daryl Gregory
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Daryl Gregory
Meet Matthias Telemachus, Teddy Telemachus, Maureen Telemachus, Irene Telemachus, Frankie Telemachus and Buddy Telemachus! They were the Amazing Telemachus Family, who in the mid-1970s achieved widespread fame for their magic and mind reading act. That is, until the magic decided to disappear one night, live on national television.We encounter this long-forgotten family two decades on, when Matty, the grandson of patriarch Teddy Telemachus, discovers powers in himself, and realises his hugely deflated, heavily indebted family truly are amazing.Spoonbenders is the legacy and legend of a dysfunctional, normal, entirely unique family across three generations of big personalities and socially inept recluses - each cursed with the potential of being something special.
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  • Sweet After Death

    By Valentina Giambanco
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    Valentina Giambanco
    'As twisty and tasty a crime thriller as anyone could wish for' The Daily Mail'Tense and thrilling, a wonderful twist and great back story' Barbara NadelIn the dead of winter Homicide Detective Alice Madison is sent to the remote town of Ludlow, Washington, to investigate an unspeakable crime. Together with her partner Detective Sergeant Kevin Brown and crime scene investigator Amy Sorensen, Madison must first understand the killer's motives...but the dark mountains that surround Ludlow know how to keep their secrets and that the human heart is wilder than any beast's.As the killer strikes again Madison and her team are under siege. And as they become targets Madison realises that in the freezing woods around the pretty town a cunning evil has been waiting for her.'This is crime fiction for connoisseurs. With precision and poetry, Giambanco unfolds a delicious tale . . . First Class stuff' William Shaw
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    Style

    By Joseph Connolly
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    Joseph Connolly
    Terence is sick of people making a fuss of Alexander. His looks. His money. His fame.Who wouldn't resent so successful a son?Even if he is only ten years old.Joseph Connolly's brilliant new comedy of manners weaves together a domestic tableaux of characters - those with old-fashioned manners, tabloid manners, and no manners at all - in a satire on oedipal envy, neighbourly rivalry and the shameless stupidity of our fame-fuelled society.
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    The Sermon on the Fall of Rome

    By Jérôme Ferrari
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    Jérôme Ferrari
    When the manager of the village bar absconds, a succession of would-be heirs descend - with disastrous results. One by one, they are seen off by adultery, insolvency or the outraged morals of the general community, until Matthieu and Libero, native sons disillusioned with their philosophical studies, return to take up the reins. At first they find success, but as lustful, avaricious reality intrudes on their idyll, they too are forced to concede, senses befuddled by pliant women and plentiful liquor, that all empires must eventually crumble. Wise, comical, dramatic, tragic and absurd, Ferrari's epic in miniature reads like a Corsican One Hundred Years of Solitude, charting the intimate history of an inimitable island with dazzling, skewering precision.
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    The Saffron Trail

    By Rosanna Ley
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    Rosanna Ley
    An exotic tale of lost family secrets from the #1 Kindle Bestseller'The perfect holiday companion' - Heat'The ultimate feel-good read' - Candis'Sun-soaked escapism' - Best**********After the death of her beloved mother, Nell travels from rural Cornwall to the colour and chaos of Marrakech. Her marriage may be on the rocks, but exploring the heady delights of Moroccan cuisine could help her fulfil her dream of opening her own restaurant. It's there she meets Amy - a young photographer trying to unravel the story behind her family's involvement in the Vietnam War. The two women develop a close friendship and discover a surprising connection between their own pasts. This connection will take Nell and Amy on a journey to find their own 'saffron trail' - from the labyrinthine medina and bustle of Moroccan bazaars all the way back home to Cornwall and to the heart of their families' origins.********SEE WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT ROSANNA LEY:'An impeccably researched and deftly written narrative that kept me hooked until the end' - Kathryn Hughes, bestselling author of The Letter 'Loved it from start to finish. A brilliant holiday read' - Amazon reviewer 'Perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore, Victoria Hislop and Leah Fleming' - Candis 'On so many levels a fantastic read' - Amazon reviewer'A fascinating story with engaging themes' - Dinah Jefferies, bestselling author of The Tea Planter's Wife 'Warm, enthralling, one of my favourite authors' - Amazon reviewer
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    The Savage Hour

    By Elaine Proctor
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    Elaine Proctor
    De Wildt, South Africa. Ouma is a white doctor running her own farm in the rural backwaters. Over eighty years old, she has seen apartheid rise and fall, but treats everyone - man and woman, black and white - with the same fierce respect and hard-won wisdom. Until the day she is found drowned in the dam on her own land. At first, only her granddaughter suspects anything other than an accident. But as the shockwaves spread, the fractures follow - exposing family, police, and a whole community on the edge of a harsh world - that needs only a push to fall into savagery.
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  • Sorrow Bound

    By David Mark
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    David Mark
    Philippa Longman will do anything for her family. Roisin McAvoy will do anything for her friends. DS Aector McAvoy will do anything for his wife. Yet each has an unknown enemy - one that will do anything to destroy them. Sorrow Bound is a powerful police procedural thriller about how those with the biggest hearts make the easiest targets; and how the corrosive venom of evil can dissolve the bonds between good people, until all they are bound by is grief.
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    The Stone Carvers

    By Jane Urquhart
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    Jane Urquhart
    Set in the first half of the twentieth century, but reaching back to Bavaria in the late nineteenth century, The Stone Carvers weaves together the story of ordinary lives marked by obsession and transformed by art. At the centre of a large cast of characters is Klara Becker, the granddaughter of a master carver, a seamstress haunted by a love affair cut short by the First World War, and by the frequent disappearances of her brother Tilman, afflicted since childhood with wanderlust. From Ontario, they are swept into a colossal venture in Europe years later, as Toronto sculptor Walter Allward's ambitious plans begin to take shape for a war memorial at Vimy, France. Spanning three decades, and moving from a German-settled village in Ontario to Europe after the Great War, The Stone Carvers follows the paths of immigrants, labourers, and dreamers. Vivid, dark, redemptive, this is novel of great beauty and power.
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    The Secret Paris Cinema Club

    By Nicolas Barreau
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    Nicolas Barreau
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    Stuff

    By Joseph Connolly
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    Joseph Connolly
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    S.O.S.

    By Joseph Connolly
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    Joseph Connolly
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  • The Secret of the Nagas

    By Amish Tripathi
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    Amish Tripathi
    What happens when even your closest guides betray you?The hunt is on. Shiva, the man believed to be the prophesied Neelkanth - the destroyer of evil - will not rest until he finds his demonic adversary; the Naga warrior that killed his closest friend and now stalks his wife. But the rise of evil is everywhere and Shiva's own philosopher guides have betrayed his unquestioning faith by accepting aid from the dark side. Even the perfect empire of Meluha hides a terrible secret. Shiva's search for truth takes him across the length and breadth of ancient India: a land of deadly mysteries where nothing is what it seems.
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    Summer Things

    By Joseph Connolly
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    Joseph Connolly
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    Summer Lightning

    By Tamara McKinley
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    Tamara McKinley
    If you love Lesley Pearse, you're sure to fall for Tamara McKinley.Miriam Strong has been looking forward to her family arriving at Bellbird Station to celebrate her seventy-fifth birthday, and she can't imagine how anything could go wrong. But then questions are raised about a stolen inheritance, and everyone is surprised to discover that Miriam has hidden the existence of a dangerous personal enemy. Miriam's granddaughters are drawn into the conflict, and a hero emerges in the person of Jake Connor, a high-minded lawyer determined to discover the truth. Summer Lightning is a feel-good family epic with a dark heart.
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    Signs and Wonders

    By Alix Ohlin
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    Alix Ohlin
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    Secrets and Sins

    By CC Gibbs
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    CC Gibbs
    ELIZABETH GRAHAM WAS HIS PRISONER, BUT IT WAS SHE WHO WOULD ULTIMATELY RULE OVER HIM.When Johnnie Carre, Laird of Ravensby, abducts Elizabeth, his only thought is to help his brother in prison. But Elizabeth's beauty and wit prove to be a temptation he hasn't planned for. Keeping Elizabeth with him will only antagonize his foes, but letting her go would mean forfeiting his hard-won prize... and after all his hostage doesn't seem so unwilling...
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    Sinful Dreams

    By CC Gibbs
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    CC Gibbs
    From the erotic imagination of bestselling author Susan Johnson comes a tale of surprising sensuality, sweeping from English sitting rooms to North African markets, from the horse races to the Scottish Highlands. Sinjin St. John, Duke of Seth, charming rogue and bedder of beautiful women, was sure nothing could surprise him. That is until he stepped into his carriage one evening and found it already occupied with the most delectable visitor imaginable. Chelsea Fergusson is a proper young lady with an indecent plan to get out of an unwanted marriage, and she needs an immoral rogue to help her do it. Sinjin looks like he might be the perfect man for the job, but will Chelsea's beauty and spirit leave him wanting something more for the very first time?
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    A Seductive Flame

    By CC Gibbs
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    CC Gibbs
    Forced to sell her body to the highest bidder, Empress Jordan can't help but hope she's bought by the handsome stranger in the back of the room... When the dashing half-native rogue Trey Braddock-Black learns of Empress' scandalous proposal - three weeks of interminable pleasure to the highest bidder - he knows he must possess her first. But when he collects his hard-won prize, Empress' wide-eyed charm and unaffected sweetness conquer him completely. Will three weeks be enough for Trey, or is this just the beginning of a battle to claim Empress as his own forevermore?
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    A Storm of Desire

    By CC Gibbs
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    CC Gibbs
    Set against the sweeping backdrop of aristocratic Russia, the newest addition to Susan Johnson's Kuzan Dynasty trilogy is a sparkling romp through the ballrooms and bedrooms of Russia's greatest beauties and most devious pleasure-seekers. Prince Alexander Kuzan of Russia can't believe his luck when he stumbles upon gorgeous redhead Zena Turku, in flight from an unwanted suitor. The prince offers to secretly transport her to her native home in the Caucasus Mountains and Zena hastily agrees. What she doesn't know is that Prince Alexander has casually assumed she's just another harlot - the perfect distraction for the weary journey ahead. As he sets about trying to conquer her body, Alexander begins to realize his mistake. As their understanding deepens, Alexander's feelings for Zena take an unexpected, and even sinister, turn.
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