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The Man I Think I Know

Author:

Mike Gayle

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James's parents never talk about The Incident. His life is predictable and safe in their hands - but his sister Martha is certain their roles as full-time carers are destroying their lives, and infantilising her brother... When Danny's benefits are stopped, he faces an ultimatum from his girlfriend Maya: if he doesn't get a job, she's leaving... Fate once brought two boys from disparate backgrounds together at a posh private school, one from a privileged family and one on a scholarship. Rivals for top honours, neither could anticipate what their later lives had in store. Now, when James is sent for a stay in a respite home, the past will catch up with him and his erstwhile schoolmate - and offer them both an unlikely second chance...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444840537

Published:

01-04-2019

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The Cottingley Secret

Author:

Hazel Gaynor

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Cottingley, Yorkshire, 1917: When two young cousins, Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright, announce they have photographed fairies at the bottom of the garden, their parents are astonished. The girls become a sensation; their discovery offering something to believe in amid a world ravaged by war... One hundred years later: When Olivia Kavanagh finds an old manuscript and a photograph in her late grandfather's bookshop, it sparks a fascination with the story of the two young girls who mystified the world. Delving deeper into the past, and the truth behind an innocent game that became a national obsession, Olivia begins to understand why a nation once believed in fairies. But can she find a way to believe in herself?

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444837391

Published:

01-07-2018

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In The Sea There Are Crocodiles

Author:

Fabio Geda/Howard Curtis

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One night before putting him to bed, Enaiatollah's mother tells him three things: don't use drugs; don't use weapons; don't steal. The next day he wakes up to find she isn't there. They have fled their village to seek safety outside Afghanistan, but his mother has decided to return home to her younger children. Ten-year-old Enaiatollah is left alone in Pakistan to fend for himself... Fabio Geda takes the true story of Enaiatollah's remarkable five-year journey from Afghanistan to Italy and shapes it into a beautiful piece of fiction.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444810028

Published:

01-02-2012

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Coming Home

Author:

Sue Gee

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Will and Flo have found themselves, and each other, in colonial India - but as the war and the age of empire draw to a close, so they must make their way back to England. There, they and their young family attempt to fashion a new life for themselves in rural Devon. But managing a farm proves harder than Will anticipated, while Flo struggles to marry the pressures of domestic life with her desire to write. The 1950s and 60s - the decades in which their children will come of age - will challenge some of the Sutherlands' deepest certainties. But through all the misunderstandings and heartache, this less-than-perfect family remain committed to each other above all things.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444825244

Published:

01-09-2015

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Darke

Author:

Rick Gekoski

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Dr James Darke has expelled himself from the world. He writes compulsively in his "coming-of-old-age" journal; he eats little, and drinks and smokes a lot. Meditating on what he has lost - the loves of his life, both dead and alive - he tries to console himself with the wisdom of the great thinkers and poets, yet finds nothing but disappointment. But cracks of light appear in his carefully managed darkness, and he begins to emerge from his self-imposed exile, drawn by the tender, bruised filaments of love for his daughter and grandson...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785414398

Published:

01-10-2017

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Darke

Author:

Rick Gekoski

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Dr James Darke has expelled himself from the world. He writes compulsively in his "coming-of-old-age" journal; he eats little, and drinks and smokes a lot. Meditating on what he has lost - the loves of his life, both dead and alive - he tries to console himself with the wisdom of the great thinkers and poets, yet finds nothing but disappointment. But cracks of light appear in his carefully managed darkness, and he begins to emerge from his self-imposed exile, drawn by the tender, bruised filaments of love for his daughter and grandson...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785414459

Published:

01-10-2018

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Inside The O'Briens

Author:

Lisa Genova

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Joe O'Brien is a Boston cop; his physical stamina and methodical mind have seen him through decades of policing the city streets, while raising a family with his wife Rosie. When he starts making uncharacteristic errors - mislaying his weapon, having trouble writing up reports, slurring speech - he attributes them to stress, though he finally agrees to see a doctor. The unexpected, terrifying diagnosis is Huntington's disease. Not only is Joe's life set to change forever, but each of his four grown-up children has a fifty per cent chance of inheriting the disease. Observing her potential future play out in her father's escalating symptoms, his yoga-teacher daughter Katie wrestles with how to make the most of the here and now, and how to care for her dad who is, inside, always an O'Brien.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444828511

Published:

01-06-2016

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Love Anthony

Author:

Lisa Genova

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Olivia Donatelli's dream of a normal life was shattered when her son, Anthony, was diagnosed with autism at age three. He didn't speak. He hated to be touched. He almost never made eye contact. And just as Olivia was starting to realise that happiness and autism could coexist, Anthony was gone. Now she's alone on Nantucket, desperate to find meaning in her son's short life, when a chance encounter with another woman brings Anthony alive again in a most unexpected way. In a piercing story about motherhood, autism and love, Lisa Genova offers us two unforgettable women who discover the small but exuberant voice that helps them both find the answers they need.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444821284

Published:

01-10-2014

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Lifesaving For Beginners

Author:

Ciara Geraghty

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She has lots of friends, an ordinary job, and she never ever thinks about her past. This is Kat's story. None of it is true. Milo McIntyre loves his mam, the peanut-butter-and-banana muffins at the Funky Banana cafe, and the lifesaving class he does after school. He never thinks about his future, until the day it changes forever. This is Milo's story. All of it is true. And then there is the other story. The one with a twist of fate which somehow brings together a boy from Brighton and a woman in Dublin, and uncovers the truth once and for all. This is the story that's just about to begin...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444819496

Published:

01-05-2014

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This Is Now

Author:

Ciara Geraghty

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Martha wants a drink. There are six reasons why she shouldn't have one; she wrote them down over a year ago. Two of the reasons are the same. A name. Of someone she didn't think she'd ever see again... Roman, a fourteen-year-old Polish immigrant, is on the run. He understands now what it means to be caught between a rock and a hard place... Tobias, old and alone, lies in a hospital bed in Dublin where the memories of Dresden are insistent visitors... And for Cillian, a police detective, the past is like a current, pulling him back, reminding him of all he's lost. Each is running from the moments that brought them to a place where the past cannot be undone and the future cannot be known - a place called now.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444837407

Published:

01-07-2018

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Cloud Howe

Author:

Lewis Grassic Gibbon

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Widowed by the Great War, Chris Tavendale marries Robert Colquohon, the minister of Kinraddie. Though the union is a happy one, and Chris's young son Ewan is content in his new family, there are frustrations: the parish watches with hawk-like eyes as Chris walks the impossibly fine line between appearing 'common-like' and 'putting on airs'. When a kirk post falls vacant in the village of Segget, husband and wife seize the opportunity to move. But in the wake of the war, economic and social upheaval are sweeping the nation - even in this far-flung corner of Scotland, their effects will be felt...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444826142

Published:

01-11-2015

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Grey Granite

Author:

Lewis Grassic Gibbon

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Widowed once again, Chris Colquohon has come to the industrial town of Duncairn, where life is as hard as the granite of the buildings all around her, and she must make her living as best she can by working in Ma Cleghorn's boarding house. Meanwhile, her son Ewan, forsaking his college career, finds employment at a steel manufacturer's, and determines to lead a peaceful strike against the manufacture of armaments. In the face of violence and police brutality, his socialist idealism is forged into something harder and fiercer as he readies himself to sacrifice all for the cause...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444826500

Published:

01-12-2015

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