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  • Animal Farm
    Animal Farm (English, Paperback) George Orwell

    Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organised to benefit all who walk on four legs.

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  • Lord of the Flies
    Lord of the Flies (English, Paperback) William Golding

    A plane crashes on an uninhabited island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued.

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  • The Catcher in the Rye
    The Catcher in the Rye (English, Paperback) J. D. Salinger

    Holden, knowing he is to be expelled from school, decides to leave early. He spends three days in New York City and tells the story of what he did and suffered there.

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  • The Handmaid's Tale
    The Handmaid's Tale (English, Paperback) Margaret Atwood

    NOW A SMASH-HIT CHANNEL 4 TV SERIESOffred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.

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  • Everything I Never Told You
    Everything I Never Told You (English, Paperback) Celeste Ng

    Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet.After sixteen-year-old Lydia goes missing and her body turns up in the lake, the police rule it as a suicide. But Lydia's family are determined to search for clues to find out what really happened...

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  • The Horseman
    The Horseman (Paperback) Tim Pears

    From the prize-winning author of In the Place of Fallen Leaves comes a beautiful, hypnotic pastoral novel reminiscent of Thomas Hardy, about an unexpected friendship between two children, set in Devon in 1911...

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  • The Phoenix Project
    The Phoenix Project (English, Paperback) Gene Kim, Kevin Behr

    Bill is an IT manager at Parts Unlimited. It's Tuesday morning and on his drive into the office, Bill gets a call from the CEO. The company's new IT initiative, code named Phoenix Project, is critical to the future of Parts Unlimited, but the project is massively over budget and very late. The CEO wants Bill to report directly to him and fix the mess in ninety days or else Bill's entire department will be outsourced. With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy of The Three Ways, Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common with manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined. With the clock ticking, Bill must organize work flow streamline interdepartmental communications, and effectively serve the other business functions at Parts Unlimited. In a fast-paced and entertaining style, three luminaries of the DevOps movement deliver a story that anyone who works in IT will recognize. Readers will not only learn how to improve their own IT organizations, they'll never view IT the same way again.

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  • Ayn Rand / Atlas Shrugged / the Fountainhead
    Ayn Rand / Atlas Shrugged / the Fountainhead (English, Paperback) Ayn Rand

    Two Ayn Rand classics?Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead?together for the first time....

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  • Ready Player One
    Ready Player One (English, Paperback) Ernest Cline

    And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS - and his massive fortune - will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation.

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  • Call Me by Your Name
    Call Me by Your Name (English, Paperback) Andre Aciman

    This heartrending elegy to human passion is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents house, a cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera.

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  • The Summer Book
    The Summer Book (Paperback) Tove Jansson

    An elderly artist and her six-year-old grand-daughter are away on a summer together on a tiny island in the gulf of Finland. As the two learn to adjust to each other's fears, whims and yearnings, a fierce yet understated love emerges - one that encompasses not only the summer inhabitants but the very island itself.

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  • Reservoir 13
    Reservoir 13 (English, Paperback) Jon McGregor

    A new novel from celebrated British novelist Jon McGregor?twice longlisted for the Man Booker Prize?Reservoir 13 tells the story of a whole English village haunted by one family's loss.

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  • His Dark Materials
    His Dark Materials (English, Hardback) Philip Pullman

    "Northern Lights" introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In "The Subtle Knife" she is joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows...

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  • The Lonely Londoners
    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 Kite Runner
    The Kite Runner (Paperback) Khaled Hosseini

    Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

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  • The Bell Jar
    The Bell Jar (English, Paperback) Sylvia Plath

    I was supposed to be having the time of my life.When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer.

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  • In Praise Of Shadows
    In Praise Of Shadows (Paperback) Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

    This is an enchanting essay on aesthetics by one of the greatest Japanese novelists. Tanizaki's eye ranges over architecture, jade, food, toilets, and combines an acute sense of the use of space in buildings, as well as perfect descriptions of lacquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure.

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  • Go, Went, Gone
    Go, Went, Gone (English, Paperback) Jenny Erpenbeck

    An unforgettable German bestseller about the European refugee crisis: ?Erpenbeck will get under your skin? (Washington Post Book World)

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  • Olive Kitteridge
    Olive Kitteridge (English, Paperback) Elizabeth Strout

    A dazzling portrait of one woman's life

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  • Acts and Omissions
    Acts and Omissions (Paperback) Catherine Fox

    The Bishop of Lindchester is happily married with four daughters. But does he have a secret? Welcome to the fictional Diocese of Lindchester. Conceived as an affectionate homage to Trollope's Barchester Chronicles, Acts and Omissions takes you, dear reader, on a year-long romp in the company of bishops, priests and laypeople.

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