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  • THE RUBY’S CURSE

    1939, New York. Private Eye, Melody Malone, is hired to find a stolen ruby, the Eye of Horus. The ruby might hold the secret to the location of Cleopatra’s tomb – but everyone who comes into contact with it dies. Can Melody escape the ruby’s curse?

    1939, New York. River Song, author of the Melody Malone Mysteries, is forced to find a reality-altering weapon, the Eye of Horus – but everyone who comes into contact with it dies. River doesn’t believe in curses – but is she wrong?

    From the top-security confines of Stormcage to the barbarism of first-century Egypt, River battles to find the Eye of Horus before its powers are used to transform the universe. To succeed, she must team up with a most unlikely ally – her own fictional alter ego, Melody. And together they must solve another mystery: Is fiction changing into fact – or is fact changing into fiction?


    ISBN: 9781785947148
    Publisher: BBC BOOKS
    Subtitle: DOCTOR WHO
    Author: ALEX KINGSTON

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  • A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES

    THE SIXTH NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES.

    The long fuse of rebellion has already been lit.

    It’s 1772, the Royal Colony of North Carolina, and the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and preserve the colony for King and Crown.

    One minor problem: Jamie Fraser’s wife, Claire, is a time-traveller, as are his daughter and son-in-law. And Jamie knows that three years hence, the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the end of it all will be independence – with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile.

    Beyond present danger, though, looms the threat of a tiny clipping from the Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports the destruction of the house on Fraser’s Ridge and the death by fire of James Fraser and all his family.
    For once, Jamie Fraser hopes the time-travelers in his family are wrong about the future. But only time will tell.

    ISBN: 9781784751326
    Publisher: ARROW BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: DIANA GABALDON

     1,995
  • TWENTY YEARS LATER

    Fans of Verity by Colleen Hoover won?t want to miss this thrilling new suspense novel from the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Taken! Hiding her own dark past in plain sight, a TV reporter is determined to uncover the truth behind a gruesome murder decades after the investigation was abandoned. But TWENTY YEARS LATER, to understand the present, you need to listen to the past?

    Avery Mason, host of American Events, knows the subjects that grab a TV audience?s attention. Her latest story?a murder mystery laced with kinky sex, tragedy, and betrayal?is guaranteed to be ratings gold. New DNA technology has allowed the New York medical examiner?s office to make its first successful identification of a 9/11 victim in years. The twist: the victim, Victoria Ford, had been accused of the gruesome murder of her married lover. In a chilling last phone call to her sister, Victoria begged her to prove her innocence.

    Emma Kind has waited twenty years to put her sister to rest, but closure won?t be complete until she can clear Victoria?s name. Alone she?s had no luck, but she?s convinced that Avery?s connections and fame will help. Avery, hoping to negotiate a more lucrative network contract, goes into investigative overdrive. Victoria had been having an affair with a successful novelist, found hanging from the balcony of his Catskills mansion. The rope, the bedroom, and the entire crime scene was covered in Victoria?s DNA.

    But the twisted puzzle of Victoria?s private life is just the beginning. And what Avery doesn’t realize is that there are other players in the game who are interested in Avery?s own secret past?one she has kept hidden from both the network executives and her television audience. A secret she thought was dead and buried . . .

    ISBN: 9781760894863
    Publisher: BANTAM BOOKS
    Subtitle:

    Author: CHARLIE DONLEA

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  • MIMI

    It’s Christmas Eve in Manhattan. Harrison Hanafan, noted plastic surgeon, falls on his ass. So far, so good. ‘Ya can’t sit there all day, buddy, looking up people’s skirts!’ chides a weird gal in a coat like a duvet – Mimi! She kindly conjures for him the miracle of a taxi. Recuperating in his apartment with Schubert, Bette Davis, and a foundling cat, Harrison adds items to his life’s work, a List of Melancholy Things (Walmart, puppetry, Velcro, whale eyes, shrimp-eating contests…). But when he receives a dreaded invitation to address his old school, Mimi reappears, with all her curves and chaos. She and Harrison fall emphatically in love. And, as their love-making reaches a whole new kind of climax, the sweet smell of revolution is in the air.


    ISBN: 9781526623492
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
    Subtitle:
    Author: LUCY ELLMANN

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  • MALE TEARS

    In Male Tears, a debut collection of stories that brings together over fifteen years of work, Benjamin Myers lays bare the male psyche in all its fragility, complexity and failure, its hubris and forbidden tenderness. Farmers, fairground workers and wandering pilgrims, gruesome gamekeepers, bare-knuckle boxers and ex-cons with secret passions, the men that populate these unsettling, wild and wistful stories form a multi-faceted, era-spanning portrait of just what it means to be a man.

    ISBN: 9781526611345
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
    Subtitle: STORIES
    Author: BENJAMIN MYERS

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  • SUNCATCHER

    1964. Ceylon is on the brink of change. But Kairo is at a loose end. School is closed, the government is in disarray, the press is under threat and the religious right are flexing their muscles. Kairo’s hard-working mother blows off steam at her cha-cha-cha classes; his Trotskyite father grumbles over the state of the nation between his secret flutters on horse races in faraway England. All Kairo wants to do is hide in his room and flick over second-hand westerns and superhero comics, or escape on his bicycle and daydream.

    Then he meets the magnetic teenage Jay, and his whole world is turned inside out.

    A budding naturalist and a born rebel, Jay keeps fish and traps birds for an aviary he is building in the garden of his grand home. The adults in Jay’s life have no say in what he does or where he goes: he holds his beautiful, fragile mother in contempt, and his wealthy father seems fuelled by anger. But his Uncle Elvin, suave and worldly, is his encourager. As Jay guides him from the realm of make believe into one of hunting-guns and fast cars and introduces him to a girl – Niromi – Kairo begins to understand the price of privilege and embarks on a journey of devastating consequence.

    Taut and luminous, graceful and wild, Suncatcher is a poignant coming-of-age novel about difficult friendships and sudden awakenings. Mesmerizingly it charts the loss of innocence and our recurring search for love – or consolation – bringing these extraordinary lives into our own.


    ISBN: 9781526610386
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
    Subtitle: SHORTLISTED FOR THE JHALAK PRIZE 2020
    Author: ROMESH GUNESEKERA

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  • THE KINSHIP OF SECRETS

    In 1948 Najin and Calvin Cho, with their young daughter Miran, travel from South Korea to the United States in search of new opportunities. Wary of the challenges ahead, Najin and Calvin make the difficult decision to leave their other daughter, Inja, behind with their extended family; soon, they hope, they will return to her.

    But then war breaks out in Korea, and there is no end in sight to the separation. Miran grows up in prosperous American suburbia, under the shadow of the daughter left behind, as Inja grapples in her war-torn land with ties to a family she doesn’t remember. Najin and Calvin desperately seek a reunion with Inja, but are the bonds of love strong enough to reconnect their family over distance, time and war, And as deep family secrets are revealed, will everything they long for be upended?

    Told through the alternating perspectives of the distanced sisters, and inspired by a true story, The Kinship of Secrets explores the cruelty of war, the power of hope, and what it means to be a sister.


    ISBN: 9781526602855
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
    Subtitle:
    Author: EUGENIA KIM

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  • ROYALS

    July, 1981. London. Shy, working-class Steven finds solace in beauty. Eighteen years old, he dreams of being a fashion designer. He’s also gay, maybe, he hasn’t decided yet. There’s a lot Steven isn’t sure about, like whether he hates himself or thinks he’s amazing.When he ends up in hospital after being brutally attacked by his father, he meets Jasmine, an heiress. Intoxicating, anarchic, fabulous Jasmine. Fuelled by their shared love of fashion, a friendship blossoms and soon, Steven finds himself swept into her hedonistic world, wholly beguiled. However, underneath the glitter and the frivolity, darkness lies.Devastating, dazzling, queer and radical, Royals is a love story between unlikely friends from completely different worlds. It’s about the power of art to transform lives and the power of families to destroy them. It’s about working out who you are and what you want. It’s a tale of giddy happiness, crushing lows and, ultimately, the fragility of lives lived too fast.

    ISBN: 9781408895412
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
    Subtitle:
    Author: EMMA FORREST

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  • THE SENSATION

    Last time she investigated the saints of the Solme Complex. This time it’s the sinners of the Sensation… Presenting the second Salvi Brentt novel from award-winning author, Amanda Bridgeman.

    A series of brutal murders has the homicide division of San Francisco’s Hub 9 working overtime. But as the bodies mount, they begin to question whether the attacks are random or somehow connected.

    When one of their own falls victim, Detective Salvi Brentt and the Hub 9 homicide team join forces with the narcotics and cyber divisions to track down those responsible. They soon discover a volatile new drug-tech experience, involving black market neural implants, has hit the streets, causing the epidemic of violence and missing persons.

    With the clock ticking and the bodies piling up, Salvi must go deep undercover in the seedy Sensation club scene to found out who is behind it. But in the secretive playgrounds of the rich and powerful, some will stop at nothing to protect their empire…

    File Under: Science Fiction [ Electrical High | Rich vs All | Deathly Addiction | If You Go Down to the Woods ]


    ISBN: 9780857668561
    Publisher: ANGRY ROBOT
    Subtitle: CRIME IS UNDERGROUND
    Author: AMANDA BRIDGEMAN

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  • TWO BESIDES

    Given the opportunity to revisit the characters from Talking Heads I’ve added a couple more, both of them ordinary women whom life takes by surprise. They just about end up on top and go on, but without quite knowing how. Still, they’re in good company, and at least they’ve made it into print.’

    Alan Bennett’s twelve Talking Heads are acknowledged masterworks by one of our most highly acclaimed writers. Some thirty years after the original six, Bennett has written Two Besides, a pair of monologues. Each, in its way, is a devastating portrait of grief. In An Ordinary Woman, a mother suffers the inevitable consequences when she makes life intolerable for herself and her family by falling for her own flesh and blood; while The Shrine tells the story behind a makeshift roadside shrine, introducing us to Lorna, bearing witness in her high-vis jacket, the bereft partner of a dedicated biker with a surprising private life.

    The two new Talking Heads were recorded for the BBC during the exceptional circumstances of coronavirus lockdown in the spring of 2020, directed by Nicholas Hytner and performed by Sarah Lancashire and Monica Dolan.

    The book contains a substantial preface by Nicholas Hytner and an introduction to each, by Alan Bennett.


    ISBN: 9780571365852
    Publisher: FSC
    Subtitle: A PAIR OF TALKING HEADS
    Author: ALAN BENNETT

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  • GODSPEED

    Bart, Teddy and Cole have been best friends since childhood. Having founded their own small-town construction company, they yearn to build a legacy, something to leave behind to their families. So when Gretchen Connors, a mysterious millionaire lawyer from California, approaches them with a stunning, almost formidable project in the mountains above their town, the three friends convince themselves it’s the job which will secure their future.

    But what is Gretchen hiding from them? And why does the build have to be complete by Christmas, a near-impossible deadline? With the lines between ambition and greed more slippery and dangerous than the three friends ever imagined, how far will they push themselves and what will be the cost of their dream?

    ISBN: 9780571362967
    Publisher: FABER AND FABER
    Subtitle: A NOVEL
    Author: NICHOLAS BUTLER

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  • DEAR EVAN HANSEN

    Dear Evan Hansen,

    Today’s going to be an amazing day and here’s why…

    When a letter that was never meant to be seen draws high school senior Evan Hansen into the Murphy family’s grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong.

    He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell.

    That the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend.

    Suddenly, Evan isn’t invisible anymore. And Connor’s wealthy parents have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his ‘closest friend’.

    As Evan gets pulled deeper into their family, he knows that what he’s doing may not be right, but if he’s helping people, how wrong can it be?

    No longer tangled in his once-incapacitating anxiety, this new Evan has a purpose.

    He’s confident. He’s a viral phenomenon. Every day is amazing. But when everything is in danger of unravelling, he comes face to face with his greatest obstacle: himself.

    ISBN: 9780241408803
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE NOVEL
    Author: VAL EMMICH

     1,695
  • TRUTHMAKER

    The sequel to Maurice Gee’s The Severed Land, written by Tony Chapelle, authorised and endorsed by Maurice Gee

    This sequel captures the essence of my novel and takes my characters on a tense and dangerous journey through the world of The Severed Land. – Maurice Gee

    Picking up where The Severed Land left off, this suspense-filled novel continues the story of the brave ex-slave Fliss. Despite her idyllic new life behind the safety of the wall, she can’t help longing for someone special of her own. That’s when a young man appears, preaching peace and unity.

    His arrival, however, is about to send Fliss and her friend Minnie back through the wall on a hazardous mission. There’s danger at every corner, perilous journeys and the constant threat of betrayal and capture.


    ISBN: 9780143776710
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: MAURICE GEE

     1,495
  • THE ROVING PARTY

    John Batman, ruthless, singleminded; four convicts, the youngest still only a stripling; Gould, a downtrodden farmhand; two free black trackers; and powerful, educated Black Bill, brought up from childhood as a white man. This is the roving party and their purpose is massacre.

    With promises of freedom, land grants and money, each is willing to risk his life for the prize.

    Passing over many miles of tortured country, the roving party searches for Aborigines, taking few prisoners and killing freely, Batman never abandoning the visceral intensity of his hunt. And all the while, Black Bill pursues his personal quarry, the much-feared warrior, Manalargena.

    ISBN: 9781743314111
    Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN
    Subtitle:

    Author: ROHAN WILSON

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  • THE LONG JOURNEY HOME

    A moving and powerful novel of love, secrets and redemption in a country torn apart by war. For readers of Kate Furnivall and Dinah Jefferies.It’s 1941 and Kate is living in Rangoon, Burma, a world away from her traditional English upbringing. When she meets Edwin, a young teacher from London, she senses that he too is looking for a place to call home, and soon a friendship develops between them. As their bond grows, Kate begins to learn of the secrets in Edwin’s past and the tragic events that brought them both to Burma. But war is coming and, when the Japanese forces invade, Kate and Edwin are forced to flee, along with thousands of others. They begin a perilous journey to India but soon become separated. As Kate continues on alone, she can’t get this troubled young man out of her head. With the fallout of war all around them, in a place far from home, will Kate and Edwin survive their journey and find the new beginning they both seek? ‘A sweeping historical fiction masterpiece’ My Weekly’Evocative and atmospheric
    ISBN: 9781838773816
    Publisher: ZAFFRE
    Subtitle:
    Author: CECILY BLENCH

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  • GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE

    The author of the Sunday Times bestselling Outlander series returns with the newest novel in the epic tale.

    Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall were torn apart by the Jacobite Rising of 1745, and it took them twenty years to find each other again. Now the American Revolution threatens to do the same.

    It is 1779 and Claire and Jamie are at last reunited with their daughter, Brianna, her husband, Roger, and their children on Fraser’s Ridge. Having the family together is a dream the Frasers had thought impossible.

    Yet even in the North Carolina backcountry, the effects of war are being felt. Tensions in the Colonies are great and local feelings run hot enough to boil Hell’s tea-kettle. Jamie knows loyalties among his own tenants are split and the war is on his doorstep. It’s only a matter of time before the shooting starts.

    Not so far away, young William Ransom is still coming to terms with the discovery of his true father’s identity – and thus his own. Lord John Grey also has reconciliations to make and dangers to meet . . . on his son’s behalf, and his own.

    ISBN: 9781780894140
    Publisher: CENTURY
    Subtitle:
    Author: DIANA GABALDON

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  • THE FARM AT PEPPERTREE CROSSING

    An unexpected inheritance, a traumatic past and a family whose secrets are kept by the townAfter a fractured childhood spent in foster homes, city-girl Roni has convinced herself that she has no need of anyone – other than her not-as-tough-as-he-looks rescued street cat, Scritches, and her unborn baby, who she’s determined will feel all the love she’s been denied.Despite facing a bleak future, Roni distrusts the news of a bequest from an unknown aunt, Marian Nelson. But, out of options, she and Scritches leave Sydney behind, bound for the 800-acre property on the edge of the wheat fields of South Australia.However, this is no simple Marian seeks to control her legacy from beyond the grave by setting tasks that Roni must complete before she can claim the property and a life that could change her future. With everything at stake, Roni must learn to trust in the truth of Marian’s most important everyone deserves love.A captivating story of family, friendship and forgiveness.”‘Everything you want in rural romance – heart, humour and hope’ Sandie Docker, author of the much-loved The Kookaburra Creek Cafe”

    ISBN: 9781760879617
    Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN
    Subtitle:
    Author: LEONIE KELSALL

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  • ONCE BURNT, TWICE SHY

    From the best-selling Karly Lane comes a pitch-perfect story of rural tragedy, old flames reawakened and the meaning of home. A tribute to the Rural Fire Service and the work they selflessly do. ‘There is plenty here to adore … Karly has the wonderful ability to balance the intense landscape and memorable characters with an alluring plotline . engaging the reader with suspense and love. 4.5/5 stars ‘ – Happy Valley Books Read

    ISBN: 9781760878504
    Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN
    Subtitle: AN UNMISSABLE STORY OF HOPE, RESILIENCE AND SECOND CHANCES
    Author: KARLY LANE

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  • CRYSTAL CLEAR

    From amethyst to obsidian, Basic Witches author Jaya Saxena explores the multi-faceted meanings and history behind eleven popular crystals in this relatable personal essay collection.

    Highly prized for their beauty, crystals can take the shape of jewelry, household objects, and an array of self-care products. But it’s the ideas they stand for, that draw people to their raw forms. Like astrology, tarot, and modern witchcraft, crystals help practitioners understand themselves and the wider world around them.

    In this collection of sharply observed essays, Jaya Saxena reflects on and challenges the ideas associated with eleven popular stones, including unconditional love (rose quartz), happiness and success (citrine), balance (amethyst), self-care (black tourmaline), purity (pearl), imposter syndrome (pyrite), toxic positivity (carnelian), change (opals), traditional concepts of marriage (diamonds), presentation versus identity (obsidian), and death (amber).

    The result is a deeply personal book with universal appeal, exploring how we assign meaning and power to crystals in order to give meaning and power to our lives.

    Author: Jaya Savena

     
    ISBN: 9781683692034
    Publisher: QUIRK BOOKS
    Subtitle: REFLECTIONS ON EXTRAORDINARY TALISMANS FOR EVERYDAY LIFE
    Author: JAYA SAXENA

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  • FIRST COMES LOVE

    ‘I absolutely loved this book. A fascinating, funny and ultimately moving exploration of marriage in the 21st century, voiced flawlessly – each interjection more perfect that the last’ Evie Wyld

    It was one thing to get married when your parents, your neighbours, your community insisted on it, when a sacred union for heterosexuals was not just one option but the only option. It’s quite another to keep doing it in when free of that societal and religious pressure. What is the allure of an institution grounded in patriarchy, in elitism, in white supremacy in the West, an institution that invalidated all but one kind of love till quite recently? Why do so many of us fight against these social ills while also posting pictures of proposals on Instagram? Is it possible to be married while subverting the institution by doing it one’s own way, or is marriage having the last laugh after all?

    Tom Rasmussen comes from a Northern, working class family, for whom marriage in the centrepiece of life. They are also a male-bodied, non-binary queer person in a relationship with a man.

    Journeying through wildly different weddings, visits to wedding planners, interviews with the much-married, those who have questioned their decision to marry, and those who would never consider matrimony, this is an incisive, witty and moving look at marriage – as an achievement, a compromise, a selling-out, a practical solution. Tom Rasmussen examines what marriage means across the spectrum of sexuality and class, and what the future looks like for this most historic and universal of institutions.


    ISBN: 9781526626875
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
    Subtitle: ON MARRIAGE AND OTHER WAYS OF BEING TOGETHER
    Author: TOM RASMUSSEN

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