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1. Bed - David Whitehouse

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Winner of the Betty Trask Prize 2012.

Selected for the longlist of the Desmond Elliott Prize 2012.

Mal isn't like the other kids. He makes an impression on everyone he meets. So remarkable is his childhood that his family waits for the incredible things he seems born to do. Then one day he goes to bed, never to get out again.

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2. Last Night at Chateau Marmont - Lauren Weisberger

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Two college sweethearts are living a happy, rather ordinary life in New York but there's a slight twist - she's the breadwinner, supporting her musician boyfriend. Until the tables are turned when he's discovered by a Sony executive.

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3. Naming the Bones - Louise Welsh

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Knee-deep in the mud of an ancient burial ground, a storm raging around him, and at least one person intent on his death: how did Murray Watson end up here? His quiet life in university libraries researching the lives of writers seems a world away.

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4. Care of Wooden Floors - Will Wiles

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Oskar is the composer of a piece called Variations on Tram Timetables. Currently he is in Los Angeles, having his marriage dismantled by lawyers. He has asked an old university friend to look after his cats, and take care of his perfect, beautiful apartment. But despite leaving dozens of detailed notes, things do not go well.

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5. Leaving Sophie Dean - Alexandra Whitaker

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6. Fair Game - Elizabeth White

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7. The Necrophiliac Le (N Crophile) (Large Print 16pt) - Gabrielle Wittkop, Don Bapst

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For more than three decades, Lucien - one of the most notorious characters in the history of the novel - has haunted the imaginations of readers around the world. Remarkably, the astounding protagonist of Gabrielle Wittkop's lyrical 1972 novella, The Necrophiliac, has never appeared in English until now.
This new translation introduces readers to a masterpiece of French literature, striking not only for its astonishing subject matter but for the poetic beauty of the late author's subtle, intricate writing.
Like the best writings of Edgar Allan Poe or Baudelaire, Wittkop's prose goes far beyond mere gothic horror to explore the melancholy in the loneliest depths of the human condition, forcing readers to confront their own mortality with an unprecedented intimacy.

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8. Diamond Spirit (Diamond Spirit 1) (Large Print 16pt) - Karen Wood

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A man Jess had never seen before stood holding the flyscreen door open. 'Do you own an Appaloosa pony?' he asked. 'Yes.' 'It's stuck in the cattle grid down near the old drovers' yards.' Jess's blood ran cold. At the start of the summer holidays, the unthinkable happens when Jess's beloved pony Diamond has a terrible accident. Why won't Shara, Jess's closest friend, tell her what happened down on the river flats that day? Jess suspects the worst, and feels as though she's lost not just one best friend, but two. But new friends and new horses come into Jess's life, along with the chance to compete in the Longwood campdraft. And there's one little filly who needs her help... Can Walkabout heal Jess's broken heart in return?

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9. The Cowboy Takes a Bride - Lori Wilde

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10. Miscellanies (Large Print) - Oscar Wilde

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This classic large print title is printed in 16 point Tiresias font as recommended by the Royal National Institute for the Blind

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11. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

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12. The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder - Rebecca Wells

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The Isle of Wight is an island in the English Channel, that sits about two miles off the coast of Hampshire; and you can get there by taking a ferry from Portsmouth, which is another fun place to visit. Wight has been home to poets Swinburne and Tennyson, and Queen Victoria built her summer residence and final home on the Isle of Wight. The Island practices† wildlife conservation and has some fun attractions for kids that support this practice.† It also has some of the richest quarries in all of Europe for hunting dinosaur fossils. There is a train you can take through tunnels to get from here to there, and you can hop off the train and and walk along the streets of Wight whenever you like! †

Written by† the award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan, with photographs by John D. Weigand, you can use† this ‘learn to read’ book to see just a bit of the Isle of Wight and practice your reading skills through word repetition, word repetition and rhyme.† When you are done reading, watch the free music video that goes with this book on Bellissimavideo’s YouTube channel.† The Isle of Wight is a must see, must visit place that’s only “A Ferry Away!”

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13. The Roving Party (Large Print 16pt) - Rohan Wilson

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An unforgettable new novel from the 2011 winner of The Australian/Vogel Literary Award.
1829, Tasmania. John Batman, ruthless, single-minded; four convicts, the youngest still only a stripling; Gould, a downtrodden farmhand; two free black trackers; and powerful, educated Black Bill, brought up from childhood as a white man. This is the roving party and their purpose is massacre. With promises of freedom, land grants and money, each is willing to risk his life for the prize. Passing over many miles of tortured country, the roving party searches for Aborigines, taking few prisoners and killing freely, Batman never abandoning the visceral intensity of his hunt. And all the while, Black Bill pursues his personal quarry, the much-feared warrior, Manalargena. A surprisingly beautiful evocation of horror and brutality, The Roving Party is a meditation on the intricacies of human nature at its most raw.

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14. After Tex: A Whispering Wind Novel - Sherryl Woods

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15. Timber Creek: A Sierra Falls Novel - Veronica Wolff

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In love and war, something's gotta give . . .

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16. The Loess Hills - William B. Weldon

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Ferg, a young man out of work and forced into the life of a hobo during the Great Depression, is tossed headlong into an adventure he didn't want. Another Bo, one who befriended him and saved his life, presses a valuable watch into his hands and with his dying breath, makes Ferg promise to return it to his family.

Ferg, with great misgivings, sets out to do so, traveling from California to Iowa over the rails. But the danger and troubles he encounters on the way there are nothing compared to what's waiting for him at the journey's end.

Author William B. Weldon based Ferg and his life as a hobo on accounts told to him by his father who road the rails during the depression - a real hobo with a treasure trove of stories to tell.

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17. A Little Book of Pleasures (Large Print 16pt) - William Wood

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A delightful anecdotal collection! In these days of 24 hour news many of us may feel smothered under an avalanche of anxiety, despondency or at best choking with rage over national and world events. Grand passions apart, however, there is still much to enjoy. The small pleasures of life lie all around us. They might be found in a state of mind, in the touch of a familiar object such as a favourite wooden spoon, or they may be found in fleeting observations: a baby's smile, the sudden appearance of a stag in your path; or they may be physical pleasures like sucking the wet flesh of a ripe mango or the aroma of coffee spilling out on to the pavement on a cold morning. In a mad and greedy world it is these small pleasures that keep us sane, and dare we admit it, happy. Told with wry humour and a gentle, sometimes quirky style slightly reminiscent of a bygone era, Wood's collection contains a mixture of description and observation with a smattering of autobiographical incident. Wood has lived in many places of the world, is well travelled and well read, with a keen sense of enjoyment in what he sees and experiences, and a talent for bringing that visually to the mind of his reader. The short, usually self - contained pieces make wonderful cameos both for those who do their reading in snatches, and those who will want to devour his stories in one sitting. William Wood has led a nomadic life and his friends and relatives are far flung. He now lives and writes in Sussex when he is not visiting his children in France, Rutland and Cumbria or his in - laws in Norway and Slovakia. The diaries he keeps on these visits occasionally give him local colour and ideas for his stories. His short stories have been read on the BBC World Service and included in a number of magazines and anthologies. His first published novel, No Time, was brought out by Babesh/Ryan in 2003 and his next novel, Passing Wind has been shortlisted for an Amazon prize.

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18. Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories - Oscar Wilde

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19. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

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20. A House of Pomegranates (Large Print) - Oscar Wilde

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