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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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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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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 of …
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4
1000 Places to See Before You Die 1000 Places to See Before You Die
Patricia Schultz
February 2012 Travel Book of the Month.
Presents the 1,000 most astonishing destinations in the world and brings them to life in lively, evocative prose that reveals why the place is so wonderful. This title offers a greater variety of hotel …
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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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The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals
Wendy Jones
February 2012 Debut of the Month.
This charming and beautifully told debut novel, set in 1920s rural Wales, follows Wilfred Price, a young and emotionally confused undertaker! Strange as the choice of setting and characters may be the book is a …
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7
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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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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Secrets of the Tides Secrets of the Tides
Hannah Richell

A “Piece of Passion” from the publisher Orion…
“It’s not often a book comes along that makes you drop everything. When Secrets of the Tides arrived one Thursday lunchtime, I started reading. Within two hours I’d called the agent to say …
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Tom-All-Alone's Tom-All-Alone’s
Lynn Shepherd
February 2012 Book of the Month.
Described by the author as an homage to Charles Dickens but also an incredibly well researched and re-imagined, gripping Victorian murder mystery based on his classic Bleak House. Where Dickens just hinted at Lynn Shepherd …
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