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Most popular books 31 May – 6 June 2010

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1
The Passage The Passage
Justin Cronin
A chilling end of the world as we know it saga, this first volume of a trilogy has all the impact of Stephen King’s THE STAND in breadth of vision and length. Following a failed military experiment, America falls to …
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2
The Collaborator The Collaborator
Gerald Seymour

June 2010 Book of the Month.

A classic novel by a superb writer using all his skills of storytelling and characterisation to plunge us into the heart of the Mafia world in Naples.  It is both thrilling and emotional, a novel …
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3
Hush, Hush Hush, Hush
Becca Fitzpatrick

June 2010 Book of the Month.

A gripping romance tinged with a strange and dark side as forces from long, long ago. Nora never meant to get into a deep romance and she certainly never means to fall for Patch. But …
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4
The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life
William Nicholson

May 2010 Book of the Month.

A wonderful collection of characters, in a small Sussex village, all
have their secrets, resentments, heartache and desires. A book that
will keep you gripped from page one. This author is perhaps better know
for his teen fiction …
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5
The Sky is Everywhere The Sky is Everywhere
Jandy Nelson

June 2010 Debut of the Month.

This is a debut novel that once read will never be forgotten.  It’s
a vibrant, deeply romantic novel that will bring tears to your eyes but
it will also bring laughter through the tears!  It’s also funny, sexy
and …
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6
A Life Like Other People's A Life Like Other People’s
Alan Bennett

June 2010 Book of the Month.

First published in Untold Stories,
Alan Bennett’s previous collection of autobiographical pieces is now
available in this handsome small format edition.  Sparingly told, it’s
the story of his parents and larger family, looking back to their
meeting and marriage …
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7
Virgin Widow - England's Forgotten Queen Virgin Widow – England’s Forgotten Queen
Anne O’Brien

June 2010 Debut of the Month.

A great read and a great insight into how women were used as pawns in the scheme of things in the families who aspired to rule England in the 15th century.  It is the story …
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8
What I Saw and How I Lied What I Saw and How I Lied
Judy Blundell

June 2010 Book of the Month.

Winner of the prestigious American National Book Award

Utterly
gripping and beautifully told, this is a stunning rite of passage
novel, set just after WW2, full of powerful and conflicting emotions,
which captures the dramatic shift from child …
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9
Genesis Genesis
Bernard Beckett

June 2010 Book of the Month.

Set in the future on an isolated island with its citizens divided into ‘sects’.  To change position exams must be taken.  We follow a young girl taking such an exam with her chosen subject a …
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10
The Angel's Game The Angel’s Game
Carlos Ruiz Zafon

May 2010 Book of the Month.

The Shadow of the Wind is one of those rare books that continues to deeply affect you long after it is read.  This second masterpiece is connected but stands apart.  A twisting and mysterious tale …
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