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Not Working

Author: Lisa Owens

Publisher: Picador (2016)

Claire Flannery has quit her job in order to discover her true vocation - only to realize she has no idea how to go about finding it. Whilst everyone around her seems to have their lives entirely under control, Claire finds herself sinking under pressure and wondering where her own fell apart. 'It's fine,' her grandmother says. 'I remember what being your age was like - of course, I had four children under eight then, but modern life is different, you've got an awful lot on.'

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Novel Notes

Author: J K Jerome

Publisher:

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Oh My God, What A Complete Aisling

Authors: Emer McLysaght, Sarah Breen

Publisher: Michael Joseph (2018)

Meet twenty-something Aisling - that's pronounced Ashling - she can barely boil an egg let alone figure out what night bus to catch home. But she's got a job in the big city, a flat and a boyfriend. She has an umbrella for rainy days, an electric blanket for cold nights and keeps her kitten heels firmly on the ground. Until the day she accidentally ditches her only slightly useless boyfriend John. And finds herself in a spot of bother at work. Is it time to pack up and go back to the sticks? Or can Aisling fix the mess she's made? What's a Complete Aisling to do?

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One Day

Author: David Nicholls

Publisher: Hodder (2009)

'With a nod to WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, this funny, emotionally engaging third novel from David Nicholls traces the unlikely relationship between Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew . . . Told with toe-curlingly accurate insight and touching observation . . . If you left college sometime in the Eighties with no clear idea of what was going to happen next, or who your lifelong friends might turn out to be, this one's a definite for your holiday suitcase. If you didn't, it still is . . . The feelgood film must surely be just around the corner. I can't wait.' (Daily Mail 20090621)

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Only Dull People Are Brilliant At Breakfast

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Penguin Classics (2016)

Wilde's celebrated witticisms on the dangers of sincerity, duplicitous biographers, the stupidity of the English - and his own genius.

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Only Fools And Horses - The Trotter Way To Millions

Authors: Derek Trotter, John Haselden

Publisher: BBC Books (1990)

Part autobiography, part business manual and all success story, THE TROTTER WAY TO MILLIONS has the classic ingredients of a blockbusting hit: suspense, lots of killings, and a bit of humpty dumpty. Lovely jubbly! Like the death of Kennedy, everyone always remembers the first time they met Derek 'DelI Boy' Trotter. On his own admission, the chairman and chief executive of Trotter's Independent Traders is one of them who's accepted anywhere - whether it's drinking lager with the market boys at Nine Elms, or sipping Pimms fruit cup at the Hendon Regatta. Peckham born and bred, Del has been doing the business ever since the day his father put on his hiking boots and had it away on his toes. Brother Rodney was just a little nipper then, with a pink patch on his National Health specs to help his lazy eye. Now he is financial adviser to the entire Trotter empire, and Del wishes he wasn't. Del is essentially a penthouse sort of person, balconies, rubber plants, oeufsur le plate. Engaged more times than a switchboard, he remains Peckham's most illegible bachelor, his legendary joie de vivre still knocking them bandy in the more upmarket wine bars of SE15. The greatest living exponent of the PBS's entreprunerial style, he believes this great country of ours is on the eve of a Golden Age of the black market. 'I'm a sort of importer/exporter of quality merchandise,' he explains, 'antiques, that sort of thing. I tend to specialise in Parisienne haute couture fashion, superior objets d'art and fire-damaged woks. I tell you what, if you 're interested, I've got some very cheap washing powder..

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Out Of Sorts

Authors: Aurélie Valognes, Wendeline A Hardenberg

Publisher: Amazon Crossing (2016)

Ferdinand Brun hasn’t always been a grumpy old man. Many years ago, he was a grumpy young man. Now he’d much rather spend time with his canine companion, Daisy, than any of his nosy neighbors. But as his behavior becomes increasingly peculiar, his daughter grows concerned and begins to consider moving him into a retirement home. In order to maintain his freedom, Ferdinand must submit to an apartment inspection by his longtime enemy, the iron-fisted concierge, Mrs. Suarez. Unfortunately, he’s never tidied up a day in his life. His neighbors, precocious ten-year-old Juliette and vivacious ninety-two-year-old Beatrice, come to the rescue. And once he lets these two into his life, things will never be the same. After an eighty-three-year reign of grouchiness, Ferdinand may finally learn that it’s never too late to start living.

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Passing Of The Third Floor Back

Author: J K Jerome

Publisher:

Paul Kelver, is a semi-autobiographical Bildungsroman (that is, novel detailing the growth and development through youth into adulthood of a character) by Jerome Klapka Jerome, an author less known for this than for the comedic Three Men in a Boat.

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Past Mortem

Author: Ben Elton

Publisher: Transworld Publishers (2004)

With old friends like these, who needs enemies? It's a question mild-mannered detective Edward Newson is forced to ask himself when, in romantic desperation, he logs on to the Friends Reunited website in search of the girlfriends of his youth. Newson is not the only member of the Class of '88 who has been raking over the ashes of the past. As his old class begins to reassemble in cyberspace, the years slip away and old feuds and passions burn fiercely once more. Meanwhile, back in the present, Newsons's life is no less complication. He is secretly in love with Natasha, his lovely but very attached sergeant, and failing comprehensively to solve a series of baffling and peculiarly gruesome murders. A school reunion is planned, and as history begins to repeat itself the past crashes headlong into the present. Neither will ever be the same again. In Past Mortem Ben Elton previous winner of The Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award for his novel Popcorn, - delivers both a heart-stopping thriller and a killer comic romance.

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Paul Kelver

Author: J K Jerome

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