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A Compromising Position

Author: Carole Matthews

Publisher: Headline (2002)

Emily Miller has been betrayed. When her boyfriend posts compromising photos of her on the internet, her life goes into sharp decline. Emily is about to lose everything - including the man she thought she loved. Her best friend, Cara, is determined to mend Emily's broken heart and she believes that a little magic is all that's required. But will Cara cast the right spell to get Emily out of her current position? Or will it go terribly wrong when they both fall in love with the same man?

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A Confederacy Of Dunces

Author: John Kennedy Toole

Publisher: Penguin Classics (2006)

The ordinary folk of New Orleans seem to think he is unhinged as well. Ignatius ignores them as he heaves his vast bulk through the city's fleshpots in a noble crusade against vice, modernity and ignorance. But his momma has a nasty surprise in store for him. Ignatius must get a job. Undaunted, he uses his new-found employment to further his mission - and now he has a pirate costume and a hot-dog cart to do it with ...

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A Creed For The Third Millenium

Author: Colleen McCullough

Publisher: Macdonald (1985)

Set in the year 2032, in an America of diminishing resources, ecological disasters and moral hopelessness, this is the story of Doctor Joshua Christian who embarks on a crusade that becomes an epic pilgrimage of superhuman proportions.

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A Crowning Mercy

Authors: Bernard Cornwell, Susannah Kells

Publisher: Harper Collins (2003)

One sunlit afternoon, a young girl illicitly bathing in a stream first fell in love with a passing stranger. Her parents call her Dorcas, but he called her Campion and that's what she longed to be, then and forever. So when an unbearable suitor is forced on her, she flees to seek her lover, taking with her the one gift left to her by her unknown father a pendant of gold. There are four of these jewels, each key to a secret, each owned by a stranger. When one person has them all, the holder will have access to great wealth and power. This is Campion's inheritance, one of peril and enchantment

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A Dictionary Of Mutual Understanding

Author: Jackie Copleton

Publisher: Windmill Books (2015)

Amaterasu Takahashi has spent her life grieving for her daughter Yuko and grandson Hideo, who were victims of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki in 1945. Now a widow living in America, she believes that one man was responsible for her loss: a local doctor who caused an irreparable rift between mother and daughter. When a man claiming to be Hideo arrives on her doorstep, she is forced to revisit the past: the hurt and humiliation of her early life, the intoxication of a first romance and the realisation that if she had loved her daughter in a different way, she might still be alive today.

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A Diversity Of Creatures

Author: Rudyard Kipling


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A Doubter's Almanac

Author: Ethan Canin

Publisher: Random House (2016)

Milo Andret is born with an unusual mind. A lonely child growing up in the woods of northern Michigan in the 1950s, he gives little thought to his own talent. But with his acceptance at U.C. Berkeley he realizes the extent, and the risks, of his singular gifts. California in the seventies is a seduction, opening Milo s eyes to the allure of both ambition and indulgence. The research he begins there will make him a legend; the woman he meets there and the rival he meets alongside her will haunt him for the rest of his life. For Milo s brilliance is entwined with a dark need that soon grows to threaten his work, his family, even his existence.

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A Duet (With An Occasional Chorus)

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


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A Family Madness

Author: Thomas Keneally

Publisher: Sceptre (2001)

Inspired by a true incident, this powerful and disturbing novel focuses on Rudi Kabbel, a survivor of Nazi-occupied Belorussia, and Terry Delaney, a young Australian rugby player who falls in love with Kabbel's daughter. With the optimism and innocence of those unscathed by war, Delaney gropes to understand Kabbel's outlook on life and all too slowly grasps its implications.

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A Family Recipe

Author: Veronica Henry

Publisher: Orion (2018)

The brand-new feel-good story from bestseller Veronica Henry - a perfect mix of family, friends and delicious food. What's the secret ingredient to your happiness? Laura Griffin is preparing for an empty nest. The thought of Number 11 Lark Hill falling silent - a home usually bustling with noise, people and the fragrant smells of something cooking on the Aga - seems impossible. Laura hopes it will mean more time for herself, and more time with her husband, Dom. But when an exposed secret shakes their marriage, Laura suddenly feels as though her family is shrinking around her. Feeling lost, she turns to her greatest comfort: her grandmother's recipe box, a treasured collection dating back to the Second World War. Everyone has always adored Laura's jams and chutneys, piled their sandwiches high with her pickles . . . Inspired by a bit of the old Blitz spirit, Laura has an idea that gives her a fresh sense of purpose. Full of fierce determination, Laura starts carving her own path. But even the bravest woman needs the people who love her. And now, they need her in return . . .

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