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The Lie of the Land, Amanda Craig
1 Amanda Craig The Lie of the Land
Little, Brown 2017 1408709295 / 9781408709290 First Hardback New Signed by the author
Quentin and Lottie Bredin, like many modern couples, can't afford to divorce. Having lost their jobs in the recession, they can't afford to go on living in London; instead, they must downsize and move their three children to a house in a remote part of Devon. Arrogant and adulterous, Quentin can't understand why Lottie is so angry; devastated and humiliated, Lottie feels herself to have been intolerably wounded.Mud, mice and quarrels are one thing - but why is their rent so low? What is the mystery surrounding their unappealing new home? The beauty of the landscape is ravishing, yet it conceals a dark side involving poverty, revenge, abuse and violence which will rise up to threaten them.Sally Verity, happily married but unhappily childless knows a different side to country life, as both a Health Visitor and a sheep farmer's wife; and when Lottie's innocent teenage son Xan gets a zero-hours contract at a local pie factory, he sees yet another. At the end of their year, the lives of all will be changed for ever. A suspenseful black comedy, this is a rich, compassionate and enthralling novel in its depiction of the English countryside, and the potentially lethal interplay between money and marriage. 
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The Lie of the Land, Amanda Craig
2 Amanda Craig The Lie of the Land
Little, Brown 2017 1408709295 / 9781408709290 First Hardback New Signed by author
'I loved the The Lie of the Land. A panoramic, superbly-plotted novel about the ways we live now, about money and desire, cruelty and generosity, crime and vengeance, country and city. Craig is at the top of her game' Helen DunmoreQuentin and Lottie Bredin, like many modern couples, can't afford to divorce. Having lost their jobs in the recession, they can't afford to go on living in London; instead, they must downsize and move their three children to a house in a remote part of Devon. Arrogant and adulterous, Quentin can't understand why Lottie is so angry; devastated and humiliated, Lottie feels herself to have been intolerably wounded.Mud, mice and quarrels are one thing - but why is their rent so low? What is the mystery surrounding their unappealing new home? The beauty of the landscape is ravishing, yet it conceals a dark side involving poverty, revenge, abuse and violence which will rise up to threaten them.Sally Verity, happily married but unhappily childless knows a different side to country life, as both a Health Visitor and a sheep farmer's wife; and when Lottie's innocent teenage son Xan gets a zero-hours contract at a local pie factory, he sees yet another. At the end of their year, the lives of all will be changed for ever. A suspenseful black comedy, this is a rich, compassionate and enthralling novel in its depiction of the English countryside, and the potentially lethal interplay between money and marriage. 
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Let Go My Hand, Edward Docx
3 Edward Docx Let Go My Hand
Pan Macmillan 2017 0330463527 / 9780330463522 First Hardback New Signed by author

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The Awkward Age, Francesca Segal
4 Francesca Segal The Awkward Age
Vintage Publishing 2017 070118700X / 9780701187002 First Hardback New Signed by the author

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White Tears, Hari Kunzru
5 Hari Kunzru White Tears
Penguin Books 2017 0241272955 / 9780241272954 First Hardback New Signed by author

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The 7th Function of Language, Laurent Binet
6 Laurent Binet The 7th Function of Language
Vintage Publishing 2017 1910701580 / 9781910701584 First Hardback New Signed by the author

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Into the Water, Paula Hawkins
7 Paula Hawkins Into the Water
London Doubleday 2017 0857524429 / 9780857524423 First Hardback New Signed

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The Music Shop, Rachel Joyce
8 Rachel Joyce The Music Shop
Transworld Publishers Ltd 2017 0857521926 / 9780857521927 First Hardback New Signed by author
BBC Radio 4 BOOK AT BEDTIME from 17-28 July. From the author of the world-wide bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, a new novel about learning how to listen and how to feel; and about second chances and choosing to be brave despite the odds. Because in the end, music can save us all ... 1988. Frank owns a music shop. It is jam-packed with records of every speed, size and genre. Classical, jazz, punk - as long as it's vinyl he sells it. Day after day Frank finds his customers the music they need. Then into his life walks Ilse Brauchmann. Ilse asks Frank to teach her about music. His instinct is to turn and run. And yet he is drawn to this strangely still, mysterious woman with her pea-green coat and her eyes as black as vinyl. But Ilse is not what she seems. And Frank has old wounds that threaten to re-open and a past he will never leave behind ... LISTEN WHILE YOU READ! The Music Shop is BBC Radio 4's BOOK AT BEDTIME. And you can find specially collated The Music Shop playlists for Father Anthony, Kit, Maud and Hector on Spotify. This hardback edition is beautifully produced, with stunning decorated insides. 
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9 Slovo, Gillian. Every Secret Thing My Family, My Country
London: Little Brown & Co., 1997. 0316639982 / 9780316639989 First edition Cloth Fine in Fine DJ 


 
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10 Tennant, Emma. Sisters and Strangers.
London: Flamingo, 1994. 0586090622 / 9780586090626 Paperback Very Good 


 
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