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  • The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon
    The Lonely Londoners (English, Paperback) Sam Selvon

    At Waterloo Station, hopeful new arrivals from the West Indies step off the boat train, ready to start afresh in 1950s London. There, homesick Moses Aloetta, who has already lived in the city for years, meets Henry 'Sir Galahad' Oliver and shows him the ropes.

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  • The Light Behind The Window by Lucinda Riley
    The Light Behind The Window (English, Paperback) Lucinda Riley

    Unlocking the past is the key to the future

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  • Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
    Les Miserables (English, Hardback) Victor Hugo

    A tale of injustice, heroism and love that follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict determined to put his criminal past behind him. It is not simply for himself that Valjean must stay free, however, for he has sworn to protect the baby daughter of Fantine (Anne Hathaway), driven to prostitution by poverty.

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  • The Good Doctor of Warsaw by Elisabeth Gifford
    The Good Doctor of Warsaw (English, Paperback) Elisabeth Gifford

    Set in the ghettos of wartime Warsaw, this is a sweeping, poignant and heartbreaking tale, based on the true story of one man who was determined to protect 200 Jewish orphans from extermination - Dr Janusz Korczak.

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  • The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
    The Forty Rules of Love (English, Paperback) Elif Shafak

    Ella Rubinstein has a husband, three teenage children, and a pleasant home. Everything that should make her confident and fulfilled. Yet there is an emptiness at the heart of Ella's life - an emptiness once filled by love.

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  • Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
    Blood Meridian (English, Paperback) Cormac McCarthy

    A chaotically violent and hauntingly beautiful novel from one of the greatest American novelists, Pulitzer Prize-winning Cormac McCarthy

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  • Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
    Invisible Cities (English, Paperback) Italo Calvino

    In Invisible Cities Marco Polo conjures up cities of magical times for his host, the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan, but gradually it becomes clear that he is actually describing one city: Venice.

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  • Lustrum by Robert Harris
    Lustrum (English, Paperback) Robert Harris

    Cicero is consul, Caesar his ruthless young rival, Pompey the republic's greatest general, Crassus its richest man, Cato a political fanatic, Catilina a psychopath, Clodius an ambitious playboy.

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  • The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers
    The Gallows Pole (English, Paperback) Benjamin Myers

    From his remote moorland home, David Hartley assembles a gang of weavers and land-workers to embark upon a criminal enterprise that will capsize the economy and become the biggest fraud in British history. They are the Cragg Vale Coiners and their business is 'clipping' the forging of coins, a treasonous offence punishable by death.

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  • As the Women Lay Dreaming by Donald S. Murray
    As the Women Lay Dreaming (English, Paperback) Donald S. Murray

    A novel of the Iolaire disaster

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  • Rome's Sacred Flame by Robert Fabbri
    Rome's Sacred Flame (English, Paperback) Robert Fabbri

    The penultimate novel in the incredible Vespasian series from the bestselling author, Robert Fabbri.

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  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
    The Secret Life of Bees (English, Paperback) Sue Monk Kidd

    The multi-million-copy-bestselling first novel from the author of THE INVENTION OF WINGS. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES was a New York Times bestseller for over two years, was made into an award-winning film and was long-listed for the Orange Prize.

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  • The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clarke
    The Ladies of Grace Adieu (English, Paperback) Susanna Clarke

    Contains stories from the world of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and is illustrated by Charles Vess. This book includes the characters of a conceited Regency clergyman, an eighteenth-century Jewish doctor and Mary, Queen of Scots, as well as two characters from "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: Strange himself and the Raven King".

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  • The Lords of the North by Bernard Cornwell
    The Lords of the North (English, Paperback) Bernard Cornwell

    The third novel in Bernard Cornwell's epic and bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. BBC2's major Autumn 2015 TV show THE LAST KINGDOM is based on the first two books in the series.

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  • Azazeel by Youssef Ziedan
    Azazeel (English, Paperback) Youssef Ziedan

    'Azazeel takes 5th century quarrels in the Coptic Church as the ground for an ambitious investigation into good and evil, faith and doubt.' - Boyd Tonkin, Independent In this haunting and controversial novel, Youssef Ziedan confronts issues as vital today as they were nearly two millennia ago.

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  • The Ashes Of Berlin by Luke McCallin
    The Ashes Of Berlin (English, Paperback) Luke McCallin

    World War II has ended, and former German intelligence officer Captain Gregor Reinhardt has returned to Berlin. He's about to find that the bloodshed has not ended - and that for some, death is better than defeat...

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  • Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
    Girl With a Pearl Earring (English, Paperback) Tracy Chevalier

    Those eyes are fixed on someone. But who? What is she thinking as she stares out from one of the world's best-loved paintings?

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  • This Thing Of Darkness by Harry Thompson
    This Thing Of Darkness (English, Paperback) Harry Thompson

    The brilliant, action-packed and gripping novel of Charles Darwin's voyage on the Beagle - longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. 'A masterpiece' Bernard Cornwell

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  • Little by Edward Carey
    Little (English, Paperback) Edward Carey

    From little beginnings: the extraordinary story of a singular, diminutive crumb of a servant girl turned entertainment mogul.

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  • Count Belisarius by Robert Graves
    Count Belisarius (English, Paperback) Robert Graves

    The sixth century was not a peaceful time for the Roman empire. Invaders threatened on all fronties, but they grew to respect and fear the name of Belisarius, the Emperor Justinian's greatest general. This book demonstrates the author's command of an historical subject, creating a picture of a decadent era.

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