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Africa

By Michael Bright
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African Dawn

By Tony Park
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Tony Park
Southern Rhodesia, 1959. The dramas of living in this volatile state are brought to life by three families - the Bryants, the Ngwenyas and the Quilter-Phillipses. The Bryant family are vital to the survival of the black rhino. But with the damning of the Zambezi, they've got their work cut out. They spotted a young calf, named Makuti, which enforces their determination to protect the black rhino.The tensions between races and political factions steadily increase. Already-strained friendships and romances are nearly impossible to maintain when the young Natalie Bryant is kidnapped by political terrorists. As it sparks a chain of tragic events, no-one can ever return to the way things were. Yet, Makuti still survives.Zimbabwe, 2009. The survival of Makuti is of particular importance to all the families, as the demand for rhino horn escalates. Emmerson Ngwenya, the Zimbabwean Government's Assistant Minister for Land Redistribution, is quick to notice the opportunity to profit, and also to settle some old scores. Everyone is forced to confront the pasts that have shaped their lives, but with stakes being so high, is a future for all possible?With a heart-thumping pace and characters as colourful as the African landscape it depicts, Tony Park's unforgettable thriller will grip you to the core.
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Accabadora

By Michela Murgia
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Michela Murgia
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  • The Assassin

    By Stephen Coonts
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    Stephen Coonts
    When an old friend asks the President of the United States to name a warrior to lead a private war on the masterminds of terror, the president sends Jake Grafton, who takes along his loyal lieutenant, Tommy Carmellini. Al Queda general Abu Qasim soon learns what is afoot, and decides to terrorize the bankers and industrialists who are making war on him.Tommy is up to his eyes in beautiful women and corpses as he tries to piece together the puzzle and keep Grafton's friends alive. But who is killing whom? With bombs ticking, bullets flying, and blood flowing, Tommy and Jake close in on Abu Qasim, who has one last nasty trick up his sleeve, one he's been planning for many years...
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    Ashes

    By Sergios Gakas
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    Sergios Gakas
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    As Though She Were Sleeping

    By Elias Khoury
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    Elias Khoury
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    The Adversary

    By Michael Walters
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    Michael Walters
    For more than twenty years a hidden hand has ruled the backstreets of Ulan Baatar, but now Muunokhoi, the once untouchable head of the Mongolia's largest and most powerful criminal empire, has finally been caught.It should be the Serious Crime Team's finest hour. But nothing is ever that simple in the new Mongolia. When Muunokhoi's trial starts to collapse, Nergui and Doripalam - the ex-head of the Team and his one-time protégé - are forced to acknowledge that something rotten lies at the heart of the organization they have dedicated their lives to. With the crime lord's acquittal impending, and his revenge a cold certainty, Nergui and Doripalam are not even sure they can trust each other.
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    Apocalypse

    By John Michael Greer
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    John Michael Greer
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    Alice Brown's Lessons in the Curious Art of Dating

    By Eleanor Prescott
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    Eleanor Prescott
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    Artillery of Lies

    By Derek Robinson
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    Derek Robinson
    1943. British Intelligence has finally got to grips with the Eldorado Network, Germany's most successful spy ring. It turns out to be one man in a small room in Lisbon, inventing phony (but convincing) reports. For two years he has pulled the wool over German Intelligence's eyes, and made a killing. The British soon find that Eldorado's a real handful. They bring him to England, so they can manage his dispatches, and discover that living with a genius can be a headache. Eldorado rapidly creates a team of top sub-agents around him. None of them exists. But power - even imaginary power - is intoxicating, and he begins to treat his fake sub-agents as if real. Big trouble ahead. Artillery of Lies is the hair-raising sequel to The Eldorado Network, all the more funny for being soundly based on the true story of a real Second World War spy.
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    An Epic Swindle

    By Brian Reade
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    Brian Reade
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    The Age of Chivalry

    By Hywel Williams
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    Hywel Williams
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    Anderson & Sheppard

    By Graydon Carter
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    Graydon Carter
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  • The Admiral Benbow

    By Sam Willis
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    Sam Willis
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    At Sea

    By Laurie Graham
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    Laurie Graham
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    An Iron Rose

    By Peter Temple
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    Peter Temple
    THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STANDALONE NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BROKEN SHORE.'An Iron Rose shows just how good he is . . . the characters are brilliantly realised' Sunday Telegraph When men in police uniforms came to execute me on the roadside, beside dark fields, it was a definite sign that my new life was over.A regular at the local pub, a mainstay of the footy team, Mac Faraday is a man with a past living the quiet life of a country blacksmith. But when his best friend Ned Lowey is found hanged, Mac - who has learned the hard way never to accept things at face value - isn't convinced he committed suicide, and starts asking questions.As Mac's search for answers pushes deeper into the past, it resurrects the terrifying spectre of what he calls his 'old life', forcing him to turn to long-discarded skills not only to discover why his best friend died, but also to save his own life.Want more Peter Temple? Then maybe suggest trying his second standalone novel, Shooting Star . . .
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    All the Hopeful Lovers

    By William Nicholson
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    William Nicholson
    'Nicholson is a subtle and addictive writer who deserves to be a household name . . . [with] his remarkable eye for detail and for the weaknesses of human nature' ObserverThis is our own familiar world rendered pacy, funny, emotionally on the button and hugely entertaining.Belinda wistfully reflects how much better at sex she is now than when she was in her twenties. She's thought about taking a lover, but ultimately could never do that to her husband Tom. So imagine her despair when she discovers he's having an affair... And what about Tom, and his lover Meg? It's not easy for them either. Alongside this knot of middle-aged lovers is a tangle of younger ones, as Belinda's flirty daughter Chloe tries to set up Jack with shy Alice, without realizing that Jack actually has a crush on her. Nicholson casts an unflinching eye on men's attitude to sex, on women, love and family life.
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    At the Loch of the Green Corrie

    By Andrew Greig
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    Andrew Greig
    A homage to a remarkable poet and his world.'At The Loch of Green Corrie is more than merely elegant, more than a collection of albeit fascinating insights, laugh-out-loud observations and impressively broad erudition' - Sunday Herald'You could easily make a case that Andrew Greig has the greatest range of any living Scottish writer' - ScotsmanFor many years Andrew Greig saw the poet Norman MacCaig as a father figure. Months before his death, MacCaig's enigmatic final request to Greig was that he fish for him at the Loch of the Green Corrie; the location, even the real name of his destination was more mysterious still. His search took in days of outdoor living, meetings, and fishing with friends in the remote hill lochs of far North-West Scotland. It led, finally, to the waters of the Green Corrie, which would come to reflect Greig's own life, his thoughts on poetry, geology and land ownership in the Highlands and the ambiguous roles of whisky, love and male friendship. At the Loch of the Green Corrie is a richly atmospheric narrative, a celebration of losing and recovering oneself in a unique landscape, the consideration of a particular culture, and a homage to a remarkable poet and his world.
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    Armistice

    By Nick Stafford
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    Nick Stafford
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    Angels and Ages

    By Adam Gopnik
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    Adam Gopnik
    'Adam Gopnik has taken a coincidence and turned it into a theory of everything, or at least of everything important ... Outstanding' - Andrew MarrOn February 12th, 1809, two men were born an ocean apart: Abraham Lincoln in a one-room Kentucky log cabin; Charles Darwin on an English country estate. Each would see his life's work transform mankind's understanding of itself. In this bicentennial twin portrait, Adam Gopnik shows how these two giants, who never met, changed the way we think about the very nature of existence, and that their great achievements proceeded from the same source: argument from reason. The revolutions they effected shaped the world we live in, while the intellectual heritage and method that informed their parallel lives has profound implications for our present age. Filled with little-known stories and unfamiliar characters, Angels and Ages reveals these men in a new, shared light, and provides a fascinating insight into the origins of our modern vision and liberal values.
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