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By Any Other Name

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What if the greatest writer of all time isn’t who we think he is?

What if he isn’t even a he?

Step back four hundred years and discover the female author who hid behind the mask of the man we...

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By Any Other Name

Nuclear War

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  • Currently 3.5/5

Nuclear war begins with a blip on a radar screen.

This is a minute-by-minute account of what comes next.

It has to be read to be believed.

Nuclear War is at once a compulsive non-fiction thriller...

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Nuclear War

Fourteen Days

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  • Currently 5/5

One week into lockdown, the tenants of a Manhattan apartment building have begun to gather on the rooftop each evening and tell stories in this exciting new twist on the novel.

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Fourteen Days

The Figurine

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  • Currently 5/5

In her irresistible new novel, Sunday Times No 1 bestselling author Victoria Hislop shines a light on the questionable acquisition of cultural treasures and the price people - and countries - will pay...

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The Figurine

The Stargazers

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  • Currently 4/5

The utterly engaging story of a house, a family, and the hidden secrets that change lives forever

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The Stargazers

The Temple of Fortuna EXTRACT ONLY

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  • Currently 5/5

Amara's journey has taken her far; from a slave in Pompeii's wolf den to a high-powered courtesan in Rome... though her story is not over yet.

While Amara plays for power in...

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The Temple of Fortuna EXTRACT ONLY

The Book of Fire

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  • Currently 5/5

This morning, I met the man who started the fire. He did something terrible, but then, so have I. I left him. I left him and now he may be dead.

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The Book of Fire

The Black Crescent

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  • Currently 5/5

Bringing 1950s Morocco vividly to life, Jane Johnson's masterful new novel, The Black Crescent, is a gripping story of murder, magic and divided loyalties...

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The Black Crescent

The Little Italian Hotel

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  • Currently 4/5

Sunny, tender and brimming with charm, The Little Italian Hotel explores love, the importance of friendship, and reclaiming the present moment – even if it means leaving the past behind.

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The Whispers

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  • Currently 5/5

there's no smoke without fire.

No friendship without envy.

And no lie that does not conceal a devastating truth . . .

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The Whispers

The Square of Sevens

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  • Currently 5/5

My father had spelt it out to me. Choice was a luxury I couldn’t afford. This is your story, Red. You must tell it well . . .’

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The Square of Sevens

just Another Missing Person

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  • Currently 3.7/5

OLIVIA. 22 years old.

Last seen on CCTV, entering a dead-end alley. And not coming back out again. Missing for one day and counting . .

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just Another Missing Person
 
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