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Modern and Contemporary Fiction and Upmarket Bestsellers

Modern and Contemporary Fiction and Upmarket Bestsellers

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LONG MASQUERADE
MADELEINE BRENT    Book Number: 84975
Published price: £16.99
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Written by the winner of the Romantic Novelists' Association Award in 1978, these novels are now available in paperback editions. Madeleine Brent was the pseudonym used by Peter O'Donnell, creator...
MUSE
JESSIE BURTON    Book Number: 85066
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By the bestselling author of 'The Miniaturist' here is a simmering historical love story. It's 1967 and Odelle Bastien is a Caribbean émigré trying to make her way in London. She takes a job at the...
SIDNEY SHELDON'S THE TIDES OF MEMORY
TILLY BAGSHAWE    Book Number: 85525
Published price: £6.99
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Home Secretary. Sir Edward Manning, a bastion of the Westminster political establishment, would be Alexia De Vere's constant companion advising, cautioning and expertly guiding her through the maze...
IMPOSSIBLE!
Michelle Magorian    Book Number: 85733
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Calling all thespians! It is only when she finds herself watching the recently established Theatre Workshop Company in a dress rehearsal that Josie realises how thrilling acting can be. First tho...
WOMEN IN THE CASTLE
JESSICA SHATTUCK    Book Number: 86181
Published price: $26.99
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Set at the end of World War Two in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, here is a story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined. Amid t...
LOVE & RUIN
PAULA MCLAIN    Book Number: 86328
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Prologue: 'Near dawn on July 13, 1936, as three assassins scaled a high garden wall in Tenerife hoping to catch the band of armed guards unaware, I was asleep in a tiny room in Stuttgart, waiting f...
TRINITY
LOUISA HALL    Book Number: 86345
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A kaleidoscopic novel about Robert Oppenheimer, father of the atomic bomb, as told by seven fictional characters. A brilliant scientist, champion of liberal causes and a complex and often extraord...
ON LEAVE
DANIEL ANSELME    Book Number: 86413
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Daniel Rabinovitch was born in 1927 and adopted the name Anselme while serving in the French Resistance and this novel was first published in Paris in 1957. France's engagement in Algeria was beco...
OREGON TRAIL: Four Volume Slipcased
JESSE WILEY    Book Number: 86552
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Go West, young pioneer! It's 1850 and you're setting off on the treacherous Oregon Trail. In this first book of four your goal is to get you and your family to Chimney Rock on time, but many dang...
JULIET, NAKED
NICK HORNBY    Book Number: 86581
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Annie has put 15 years into safe, slightly obsessed Duncan but now it's time to move on. But she lives in Gooleness, and is she really going to find a proper, feel-it-deep-down-in-your-boots love ...
BLACK WATER
LOUISE DOUGHTY    Book Number: 87024
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By the brilliant creator of Apple Tree Yard. John Harper lies awake at night on an isolated hut on Bali, listening to the rain on the roof and believing his life may be in danger. The present is ...
IDIOT GODS
DAVID ZINDELL    Book Number: 87106
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"By the time we reached the open ocean, the water tasted almost as it should: of seaweed and sacred salt, of starlight and storms..." "Early in the Moon of Owls, I watched Helen pace the deck of t...
QUICK SAND
MALIN PERSSON GIOLITO    Book Number: 87152
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"Lying next to the left-hand row of desks is Dennis...from Uganda. He says he's 17, but he looks like a fat 25 year old... Samir and I are in the same class because Samir managed to be accepted to ...
MAGIC STRINGS OF FRANKIE PRESTO
MITCH ABLOM    Book Number: 87179
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A very light read with guest appearances from Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carole King and even KISS. Frankie Presto is one of the world's brightest stars. At just nine years old he is sent to A...
WHEN THE CURTAIN FALLS
CARRIE HOPE FLETCHER    Book Number: 87186
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In 1952, two young lovers, Fawn Burrows and Walter Brown, meet backstage in a beautiful West End theatre during a production of 'When the Curtain Falls'. Between clandestine meetings and stolen mo...
WHEN I WHISTLE
SHUSAKU ENDO    Book Number: 86988
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Set largely in a modern hospital, the novel is a shocking exposé of the war between new and traditional values in Spain. On a commercial visit, a jaded businessman has a chance encounter that remi...
WHITE TEETH
ZADIE SMITH    Book Number: 87283
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Winner of multiple awards including the Whitbread First Novel Award. At 06.27 hours on the 1st January 1975, Alfred Archibald Jones was dressed in corduroy and sat in a fume-filled Cavalier Musket...
WAGES OF DESIRE: An Inspector Lamb Novel
STEPHEN KELLY    Book Number: 87204
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In the late summer of 1942, DCI Thomas Lamb must risk his life to solve a mystery brimming with buried secrets. As the war in Europe drags on, long-buried secrets begin to surface in the Hampshire...
BLACK WATER LILIES
MICHEL BUSSI    Book Number: 87454
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Gérôme Morval, a man whose passion for art was matched only by his passion for women, has been found dead in the stream that runs through the gardens at Giverny, where Monet created his famous pain...
BREATHE
DOMINICK DONALD    Book Number: 87457
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A killer lurks in the worst fog London has ever known. Dick Bourton is not like other probationer policemen in Notting Hill. He's older, having fought in Europe and then Korea and is no Londoner,...
A LITTLE OF WHAT YOU FANCY
H. E. BATES    Book Number: 87512
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"Teetotal!" Ma said. "It's a libel. He'll never live it down. What's he going to say when everybody asks him to have one?" "No" said Dr Conner. "You'll have to strap him down" Ma said. "You'll ha...
FEMALE FRIENDS
FAY WELDON    Book Number: 87527
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Today described as an 'acerbic feminist satire', this word perfect, sharply observed and blackly comedic novel is written by the bestselling author of The Life and Loves of a She-Devil and countles...
HISTORY OF LONELINESS
JOHN BOYNE    Book Number: 87537
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"I did not become ashamed of being Irish until I was well into the middle years of my life." Father Odran Yates is a good man, dedicated to his vocation since entering Clonliffe Seminary at the ag...
OH! TO BE IN ENGLAND
H. E. BATES    Book Number: 87544
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"Christening? We never said nothing about no christening, Ma, did we?" When a letter announces the imminent arrival of Madame Dupont, Ma and Pa Larkin learn that little Oscar and Blenheim, Charley...
SAVAGES
SHIRLEY CONRAN     Book Number: 87548
Published price: £7
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"The children of the rich never expect anything terrible to happen to them. Armoured with this self-confidence, the young anthropologist - who belonged to one of the oldest, wealthiest and most po...
BACK TO BATTLE: A Kelly Maguire Thriller
MAX HENNESSY    Book Number: 87656
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As World War Two explodes around him, and after a devastating loss in the Battle of Narvik, Maguire finds himself washed up at Dunkirk during the perilous evacuation of 1940. Kelly will fight for ...
DANGEROUS YEARS: A Kelly Maguire Thriller
MAX HENNESSY    Book Number: 87661
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Bibliophile price: £1.38
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Book two in the Captain Kelly Maguire trilogy. Fresh from his triumph in the Great War, Maguire returns to battle. A hero of the Battle of Jutland, he progresses rapidly through the ranks despite...
THE COUP
JOHN UPDIKE    Book Number: 87564
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Nothing in his previous life could have prepared Colonel Hakim Felix Ellellou for his new role as the President of Kush. Neither the French army nor his American university provided a grounding in...
COUPLES: A Novel
JOHN UPDIKE    Book Number: 87565
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One of the signature novels of the American 1960s, the book scandalised the public with prose pictures of 'the adulterous society'. With complete frankness it has also been praised as an artful, s...
A MONTH OF SUNDAYS
JOHN UPDIKE    Book Number: 87585
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In this riff on Nathanial Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter, the Reverend Tom Marshfield, a latter-day Arthur Dimmesdale, is sent from his Mid-western parish in sexual disgrace. At a desert retreat dedic...
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