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The Rise And Fall Of Great Powers

Author:

Tom Rachman

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Tooly Zylberberg, owner of a bookshop in the Welsh countryside, spends most of her time reading. Yet there's one tale that never made sense: her own life. In childhood she was spirited away from home, then raised in Asia, Europe and the United States. But who were the people who brought her up? And what happened to them? There was Humphrey, a curmudgeon from Russia; there was the charming but tempestuous Sarah, who hailed from Kenya; and there was Venn, the charismatic leader who transformed Tooly forever - until, quite suddenly, he vanished. Years later, as the old mysteries resurface, Tooly embarks upon a journey that spans continents and decades: from Wales to Bangkok to New York to Italy, and from the end of the Cold War to the digital revolution of today.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444826036

Published:

01-11-2015

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A Curse On Dostoevsky

Author:

Atiq Rahimi

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Rassoul's world consists of little more than a squalid rented room - strewn with books by Dostoevsky, relics from his days as a student of Russian Literature at Leningrad - and his beloved fiancee Sophie. So when he finds himself committing a murder, axe in hand, as if re-enacting the opening of Dostoevsky's CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, his identification with the novel's anti-hero is complete: Rassoul is Raskolnikov, transplanted to late twentieth-century Kabul. Amid the war-torn streets, as Rassoul searches for the meaning of his crime, he is pulled into a feverish plot thick with murder, guilt, morality and Sharia law - where the line between dreams and reality becomes dangerously blurred...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444821475

Published:

01-10-2014

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Lover

Author:

Anna Raverat

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Home is where the heart is; and Kate, who works for a global hotel corporation, thinks a lot about making people feel at home. She has a happy one of her own, with her husband of many years, two daughters, and elderly dog Charlie - or so she believes. But her home and her heart both shatter when she discovers a series of emails from her husband Adam, a.k.a. 'Prince Charming', to another woman. Probing for answers, Kate realizes this is not the worst possible discovery - in fact, it is only the beginning. As her home life unravels, her job - and her nightmare boss - become increasingly demanding. She wants to protect her young girls, but her own foundations have been knocked away. Who is the man with whom she has lived all these years?

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444830729

Published:

01-12-2016

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Signs Of Life

Author:

Anna Raverat

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Ten years ago, Rachel had an affair. It spiralled out of control and left her and her life in pieces. Now, writing at her window, she tries to put those pieces back together. She has her memories, recollections of dreams and her old yellow notebook. More than anything she wants to be honest. She knows that her memory is patchy and her notebook incomplete. But there is something else. Something terrible happened to her lover. Her account is hypnotic, delicate, disquieting and bold. But is she telling the truth?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444816815

Published:

01-09-2013

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Even Better Than The Real Thing?

Author:

Martina Reilly

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Eve Cole loves her small apartment. It might come with the noisy neighbours downstairs and Larry, the charming ex-con next door, but the floor-to-ceiling windows make it perfect for her job painting fake masterpieces. And she's good at it. Maybe too good. When eleven million euro appears in her mother's bank account, it turns out that Eve's been unwittingly involved in art fraud. Now she has to figure out a plan to get her painting back and return the money, without implicating herself or her family. Enter neighbour Larry. Will Eve get her painting back? Or is Larry just another fake? Eve's also about to find out that in love, as well as art, the trick is knowing when it's the real deal.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753191613

Published:

01-05-2014

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Someone To Watch Over Me

Author:

Madeleine Reiss

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Carrie's life collapses when her five-year-old son, Charlie, disappears on a Norfolk beach. She turns her life inside-out to find out what happened, but nothing prepares her for the most shocking discovery... Molly is desperate to protect her young son, Max, from his estranged father - a violent and unstable man. She can't do it alone, however, and time is running out for help to reach them... Carrie's and Molly's lives are about to collide - but will their love for their children have the power to heal?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444819885

Published:

01-06-2014

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Dragon Land

Author:

Maureen Reynolds

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When six-year-old Lizzie Flint's father is killed in the trenches of the First World War, she knows life will never be the same again. Lizzie's mother becomes isolated and embittered, and Lizzie grows up taking care of her mother. After her mother passes away, Lizzie finally tastes freedom when she travels to Hong Kong to be a teacher. There she falls in love with Jonas O'Neill and they marry and move to Shanghai, where they have a son. But as the Japanese army advances towards China, the family finds itself separated by the turmoil of war. Can Lizzie win her own battles and reunite her family?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750539500

Published:

01-10-2014

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Alice And The Fly

Author:

James Rice

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MISS HAYES HAS A NEW THEORY. SHE THINKS MY CONDITION'S CAUSED BY SOME TRAUMATIC INCIDENT I KEEP DEEP-ROOTED IN MY MIND. THE TRUTH IS I CAN'T THINK OF ANY SINGLE TRAUMATIC CHILDHOOD INCIDENT TO TELL HER. IT'S THEM. I'M JUST SCARED OF THEM. IT'S THAT SIMPLE. Dubbed 'psycho' and tormented at school, Greg keeps his head down, takes his medication, and bares his soul only to his diary - addressing his words to Alice, a fellow pupil he watches from afar. Then things begin to spiral out of control. And all the while, he must keep up his guard against Them...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444834093

Published:

01-09-2017

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The Harem Midwife

Author:

Roberta Rich

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1579: Hannah Levi, a Venetian exile, has set up a new life for herself as the best midwife in all of Constantinople, tending to the thousand women of the Sultan's lively and infamous harem. One night, when Hannah is unexpectedly summoned to the palace, she's confronted with Leah, a poor Jewish peasant girl who has been abducted and sold into the harem. The Sultan wants her to produce his heir, but the girl just wants to return to her home and the only life she has ever known. Will Hannah risk her life and livelihood to protect her?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444824582

Published:

01-07-2015

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All Is Silence

Author:

Manuel Rivas/Jonathan Dunne

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Fins and Brinco are best friends, though both adore the wild and beautiful Leda. The three spend their days picking through the treasures that the sea washes onto the shore of Galicia. One day they come across a huge cache of whisky hidden under a sheet. A shot rings out and a man wearing an impeccable white suit enters the room. Fins, Brinco and Leda soon learn that the mouth is not for talking; it is for keeping quiet...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444820744

Published:

01-08-2014

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Bay Of Sighs

Author:

Nora Roberts

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A dark and powerful goddess hunts for three jewels: fallen stars that will give her endless power. To save the world, six friends have joined forces to stop her. Now, on the beautiful island of Capri, their battle continues... Mermaid Annika is proud to have been chosen for such an important quest. But now that her identity has been revealed, her time is running out. She knows that soon she must return to her people. But she also knows that she is in love with Sawyer King - the brave and loyal adventurer with secrets of his own.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750544535

Published:

01-06-2017

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Blood Magick

Author:

Nora Roberts

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Branna O'Dwyer has a rich and remarkable life. Her shop in County Mayo is thriving and her close circle of friends and family have found love and happiness. But Branna's own heart remains closed - to protect herself and the man she loves from a terrible threat. She reached out once to Finbar Burke - and it almost destroyed them. Fin and Branna have both inherited a gift for magic, but Fin shares his blood with an old terrible enemy. And so the two friends have kept their distance, secretly yearning for the impossible. But as a final battle draws close, Branna and Fin are brought irresistibly together.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750541954

Published:

01-03-2016

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