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61. Something In Common - Roisin Meaney

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They shouldn’t have fitted together. Yet somehow they did.

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62. Sophie and the Sibyl: A Victorian Romance - Patricia Duncker

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Berlin, September 1872: The Duncker brothers, Max and Wolfgang, own a thriving publishing business. Irresponsible Max is as fond of gambling and brothels, whereas the older, wiser, Wolfgang is making the profit. When Max's bad habits get out of hand, Wolfgang sends him to the town of Homburg, to dance attendance upon a celebrity author - the enigmatic Sibyl, also known as George Eliot - she soon has Max bewitched. Yet Wolfgang has an ulterior motive: for his brother to consider wealthy Sophie von Hahn as a potential wife. Both women have Max in thrall - one with her youth and passion, the other with her wisdom and fierce intelligence.

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63. Spare Brides - Adele Parks

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The 1920’s: A time of hope, promise and parties, but not all the men came home after the war. Meet the spare brides - young, gorgeous and unexpectedly alone.

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64. Stone Mattress - Margaret Atwood

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Arecently widowed fantasy writer is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband. An elderly lady with Charles Bonnet’s syndrome comes to terms with the little people she keeps seeing, while a newly-formed populist group gathers to burn down her retirement residence. A woman born with a genetic abnormality is mistaken for a vampire.

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65. Stonemouth - Iain Banks

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After five years in exile, Stewart Gilmour is back in Stonemouth for the funeral of patriarch Joe Murston, and even though the last time Stu saw the Murstons he was running for his life, staying away might be even more dangerous than turning up. Although there’s supposed to be a temporary truce between Stewart and the town’s biggest crime family, it soon becomes clear that only Stewart is taking this promise of peace seriously.

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66. Strange Bodies - Marcel Theroux

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It all started when Nicky Slopen came back from the dead...

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67. That Summer in Ischia - Penny Fenny

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In her early years, Allie and her mother Helena were always on the move - relationships never lasted and old friends slipped away. But when Allie inherits Helena’s childhood home, she sees snatches of her mother’s tormented past. Determined to find out what keeps driving her mother away, Allie follows a lead to the island of Ischia. She is drawn into a community that still remembers the dramatic events of 1979, when a young boy was kidnapped and an English au pair took the blame.

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68. The Apartment in Rome - Penny Feeny

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Gina's life is good. She is independent. She loves her adopted home in Italy and she is passionate about her work as a photographer. Maybe her lover isn't all she might hope and her beautiful apartment is in need of repair, but you can't have everything all the time. And anyway, she's all wrapped up in her latest artistic project, shots of the young men who arrive in Italy as refugees, destitute and vulnerable. Until one day, Sasha, a lonely British teenager at summer school, crosses Gina's path, and unwittingly sets her world spinning. Sasha's innocent romance creates complications neither of them could have imagined...

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69. The Art of Leaving - Anna Stothard

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Anna Stothard reveals that love has its fault lines and freedom comes at a price…

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70. The Awakening of Miss Prim - Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera

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Prudencia Prim is a young woman of intelligence and achievement, with a deep knowledge of literature and several letters after her name. But when she accepts the post of private librarian in the village of San Ireneo de Arnois, she is unprepared for what she encounters there...

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71. The Blazing World - Siri Hustvedt

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Artist Harriet Burden, furious at the lack of recognition she has received from the New York art establishment, embarks on an experiment: she hides her identity behind three male fronts who exhibit her work as their own. And yet, even after she has unmasked herself, there are those who refuse to believe she is the woman behind the men...

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72. The Book of Lost and Found - Lucy Foley

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Hertfordshire, 1928: The paths of Tom and Alice collide against a haze of youthful, carefree exuberance. And so begins the love story...

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73. The Care and Management of Lies - Jacqueline Winspear

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The Care and Management of Lies is a lyrical drama of love struggling to survive in a damaged, fractured world.

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74. The Case of the Hail Mary Celeste: The Case Files of Jack Wenlock, Railway Detective - Malcolm Pryce

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Jack Wenlock is the last of the Railway Goslings: that fabled cadre of railway detectives who trod the corridors of the GWR trains in the years 1925 to 1947. Sworn to uphold the name of God’s Wonderful Railway and all that the good men of England fought for in two world wars, Jack keeps the trains free of fare dodgers and purse-stealers, bounders and confidence tricksters, German spies and ladies of the night. But now, as the clock ticks down towards the nationalisation of the railways Jack finds himself investigating a case that begins with an abducted great aunt, but soon develops into something far darker and more dangerous.

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75. The Dead Wife's Handbook - Hannah Beckerman

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Rachel, Max and their daughter Ellie had the perfect life - until the night Rachel’s heart stopped beating.

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76. The English Monster - Lloyd Shepherd

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A Waterstone Autumn Book Club 2012 title.

London, 1811. The twisting streets of Wapping hold many an untold sin. Bounded by the Ratcliffe Highway to the north and the Dock to the south, shameful secrets are largely hidden by the noise of Trade.

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77. The Faithful Couple - A. D. Miller

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California, 1993: Neil Collins and Adam Tayler, two young British men on the cusp of adulthood, meet at a hostel in San Diego. They strike up a friendship that, while platonic, feels as intoxicating as a romance; they travel up the coast together, harmlessly competitive, innocently collusive, wrapped up in each other. On a camping trip to Yosemite they lead each other to behave in ways that, years later, they will desperately regret. The Faithful Couple follows Neil and Adam across two decades, through girlfriends and wives, success and failure, children and bereavements, as power and remorse ebb between them.

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78. The Final Testimony of Raphael Ignatius Phoenix - Paul Sussman

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Raphael Ignatius Phoenix has had enough. Born at the beginning of the 20th century, he is determined to take his own life as the old millennium ends and the new one begins. But before he ends it all, he wants to put the record straight, and that includes making sense of his own long life...

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79. The Ghost Riders of Ordebec - Fred Vargas

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France’s bestselling crime writer, and three-time winner of the CWA International Dagger, sends the unorthodox Commissaire Adamsberg far outside his jurisdiction…

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80. The Guilty One - Lisa Ballantyne

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Selected for the 2013 Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award Longlist.

Daniel Hunter has spent years defending lost causes as a solicitor in London. But his life changes when he is introduced to Sebastian, an eleven-year-old accused of murdering an innocent young boy.

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