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 The Essex Serpent - Sarah Perry

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London, 1893. When Cora Seaborne's controlling husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness. Along with her son Francis - a curious, obsessive boy - she leaves town for Essex, in the hope that fresh air and open space will provide refuge. On arrival, rumours reach them that the mythical Essex Serpent, once said to roam the marshes claiming lives, has returned to the coastal parish of Aldwinter. Cora, a keen amateur naturalist with no patience for superstition, is enthralled, convinced that what the local people think is a magical beast may be a yet-undiscovered species. As she sets out on its trail, she is introduced to William Ransome, Aldwinter's vicar, who is also deeply suspicious of the rumours, but thinks they are a distraction from true faith. As he tries to calm his parishioners, Will and Cora strike up an intense relationship, and although they agree on absolutely nothing, they find themselves at once drawn together and torn apart, affecting each other in ways that surprise them both. The Essex Serpent is a celebration of love, and the many different shapes it can take.


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61. Racing the Devil - Charles Todd

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Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge finds himself caught in a twisted web of vengeance, old grievances, and secrets that lead back to World War I in the nineteenth installment of the acclaimed bestselling series.

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62. Don't Put Gum in the Fish Bowl - Wesley Stuart

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When Mom told Peggy to babysit her siblings, she had no idea what lay in store: giant floating goldfish, chatty birds and demanding bees. Not to mention dirty diapers— and all because of a piece of gum and a fish? Will Peggy get the kids home safely before Mom comes home? Help! 

Suggested age range for readers: 3-8

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63. CAT CAN'T READ - Kathleen Randolph

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Cat says, "I want to be a teacher some day because when I was young. I could not read. Not being able to read made me feel bad. I wish I could find a way to make the hurt go away. I call trying to make something good out of a tough situation, making stars from scars! Instead of giving up, I would find a way to work it out."  


In her debut Children's Book, destined to become a classic, Author Kathleen Randolph tells the story of CAT to inspire kids everywhere to learn to love reading. 

UPCOMING BOOKS:

DOG CAN'T ADD
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64. The Girl With Glass Feet - Ali Shaw

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Strange things are happening on the remote and snowbound St Hauda's Land. Unusual winged creatures flit around icy bogland; albino animals hide themselves in the snow-glazed woods; jellyfish glow in the ocean's depths... And Ida MacLaird is slowly turning into glass, from the feet up.

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65. In Darkness - Nick Lake

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In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, a boy is trapped beneath the rubble of a ruined hospital, thirsty, terrified and alone.

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66. The Method - Juli Zeh

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German author Juli Zeh’s translated 2009 novel is an Orwellian vision of the near future in which civilisation adheres to the stark principles of The Method

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67. 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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68. Away for the Weekend - Dyan Sheldon

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The only thing Gabriela and Beth have in common is that they are in LA for the weekend. Gabriela is there for frivolity, fashion and fun, Beth for lectures, learning and literature. But what neither girl knows is that they are not alone.

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69. 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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70. More Than You Can Say - Paul Torday

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Richard Gaunt is kidnapped by Mr Khan, who offers him 10,000 in return for a 'green card' marriage to a woman called Adeena. Traumatised by a tour of duty in Iraq, Gaunt has a cavalier attitude to life and feels he has nothing to lose.

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71. The Accident - Ismail Kadare

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A fever dream of a novel where love, jealousy and obsession collide...

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72. 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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73. Graveminder - Melissa Marr

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Everyone in Claysville knows that the Barrows are no ordinary family, but no one can really explain why...

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74. Rival Passions - Zoe Miller

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Glitz, glamour and scandal in this saucy new novel by Irish bestseller Zoe Miller.

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75. Under the Same Stars - Tim Lott

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A vivid glimpse of a Britain's 'brother country' through the eyes of a skeptical outsider, a profound exploration of fraternal love and a gripping journey of the soul.

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76. How to Create the Perfect Wife - Wendy Moore

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Thomas Day knew exactly the sort of woman he wanted to marry. Pure and virginal yet tough and hardy, she would live with him in an isolated cottage, completely subservient to his whims. As Day soon discovered, the woman of his dreams didn't exist in Georgian society. But rather than concede defeat, Day set out to create her.

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77. No Going Back - Matt Hilton

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Even if it means dying, there'll be no going back...

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78. The Pink Hotel - Anna Stothard

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The Pink Hotel is a tale about finding love in the most unlikely of places, and how sometimes you can only know who you are by discovering who you are not.

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79. Rhumba - Elaine Proctor

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Tottenham, London. Ten-year-old Flambeau waits for his young mother to arrive from the Congo. Homesick, he sees a glimpse of life in Knight, a fellow Congolese. Knight, - dressed to the nines and dressed to kill - is a gangster, who might just be able to use his contacts to find Flambeau's mother, Bijou.

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80. Waterline - Ross Raisin

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Mick Little used to be a shipbuilder on the Glasgow yards. But as they closed one after another down the river, the search for work took him and his beloved wife Cathy to Australia and back again, struggling for a living, longing for home.

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