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Most popular books on Lovereading 12 – 19 February 2012

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1
Never Coming Home Never Coming Home
Evonne Wareham
A debut from an exciting new talent. A well written contemporary romantic thriller, set in London, Italy and the US, which will keep you guessing all the way through. The author has been a finalist twice in the American Title …
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2
Rescue Rescue
Anita Shreve
February 2012 Book of the Month.
A tale of love, banishment and renewal, Rescue is a perfectly paced novel, written with Shreve’s skilful lightness of touch and perceptive characterisation.  Alternating between the life-and-death scenarios Peter regularly encounters and the fraught family …
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3
A Book for All and None A Book for All and None
Clare Morgan
February 2012 Debut of the Month.
A beautiful, haunting literary debut from an extraordinary new talent who we can see scooping future literary prizes. When you are the Director of the Creative Writing Course at Oxford University there is, understandably, quite …
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4
Dickens's England : An A-Z Tour of the Real and Imagined Locations Dickens’s England : An A-Z Tour of the Real and Imagined Locations
Tony Lynch
This is a travel guide with a twist. An illustrated and informative guide to the places in England (real and imagined) associated with Charles Dickens and featured in his works. With hundreds of entries it is endlessly fascinating and is …
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5
The Guardians The Guardians
Andrew Pyper
February 2012 Book of the Month.
This fifth book from Canadian author Andrew Pyper is a cracker. Scary and thrilling, it is hard to close the book once you start. With a mix of diary based memories and a ‘history repeating …
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6
Last Man in Tower Last Man in Tower
Aravind Adiga
February 2012 MEGA Book of the Month.
The compelling, complex and multi-layered novel from Aravind Adiga is his first after The White Tiger which won the Booker in 2008. A suspense-filled story of money and power, luxury and deprivation; a rich …
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7
The Book of Lies The Book of Lies
Mary Horlock
February 2012 Debut of the Month.
A well written insight into the twisted mind of an unashamed murderer, as she admits in the second paragraph of this book (see link to the Opening Extract on this page). In fact, The Book …
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8
Care of Wooden Floors Care of Wooden Floors
Will Wiles
February 2012 Debut of the Month.
Inhabiting the spaces in-between everyday events – a place where tiny oversights can have disastrous, farcical and even fatal consequences. This is a unique, bold and brilliant debut from a darkly funny new voice – …
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9
The Great Escape The Great Escape
Fiona Gibson
February 2012 Book of the Month.
This laugh-out-loud funny tale, packed full of real life cringe-worthy moments we all know so well, asks the question: Can any woman ever grab back a piece of her younger self? For one weekend only, …
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10
Secrets of the Tides Secrets of the Tides
Hannah Richell
A sensitive, convincing and beautifully written novel. Full of descriptive power, it defines the beginnings and consequences of a family tragedy – from love and guilt to the difference between choices and accidents. With scenes so tense I had to …
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