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 The Co-Op's Got Bananas: A Memoir of Growing Up in the Post-War North - Hunter Davis

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Despite the struggle to make ends meet during the tough years of warfare in the 1940s and rationing persisting until the early 1950s, life could still be sweet. Especially if you were a young boy, playing football with your pals, saving up to go to the movies at the weekend, and being captivated by the latest escapade of Dick Barton on the radio. Chocolate might be scarce, and bananas would be a pipe dream, but you could still have fun. One of the UK's premier columnists, Hunter Davies has captured post-war North of England from 1945 in a beautiful memoir that will resonate with readers across Britain.


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61. The Secret of Magic - Deborah Johnson

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1946, New York: Reggie Robichard is a rarity - a young civil rights lawyer. Reggie stumbles across a letter asking for the investigation into a young black soldier whose body has been found floating in the river in Mississippi. Justice is not the only draw to this case. The letter is signed by the reclusive M. P. Calhoun, author of one of the most banned books in the country about the friendship between three children, black and white, a magical forest and a murder. But once down in Mississippi, Reggie finds herself walking directly into M. P. Calhoun's book, a place where more than one type of justice exists.

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62. Sister Noon - Karen Joy Fowler

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San Francisco in the 1890s is a town of contradictions - home to a respectable middle class, but with the Wild West lingering in the imagination... Lizzie Hayes, a middle-aged spinster, is praised for her volunteer work with the Ladies' Relief and Protection Society, known as the 'Brown Ark.' Lizzie is waiting for a spark that will liberate her from convention. When the wealthy, ill-reputed Mary Ellen Pleasant shows up at the Brown Ark with an orphan, Lizzie is drawn to them. It is the beautiful Mrs Pleasant, object of suspicion because of her mysterious past and rumoured voodoo practise, who holds the key to freeing Lizzie's rebellious nature.

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63. The Winter Tale - Philip Teir

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On the surface, the Paul family are living the liberal, middleclass Scandinavian dream. Max Paul is a renowned sociologist and his wife Katriina has a well-paid job in the public sector. They live in an airy apartment in the centre of Helsinki. But look closer and the cracks start to show. As he approaches his sixtieth birthday, the certainties of Max's life begin to dissolve. He hasn't produced any work of note for decades and his wife no longer loves him. So when a former student turned journalist shows up and offers him a seductive lifeline, Max starts down a dangerous path from which he may never find a way back...

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64. The Invisible Stain - M. J. Carter

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LONDON, 1841: Returned from their adventures in India, Jeremiah Blake and William Avery have both had their difficulties adapting to life in Victorian England. Time and distance have weakened the close bond between them. Then a shocking series of murders in the world of London's gutter forces them back together. Connections emerge between the murdered men and the growing and unpredictable movement demanding the right to vote for all. In the back streets of Drury Lane, among criminals, whores, pornographers and missionaries, Blake and Avery must race against time to find the culprit before he kills again.

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65. Jimfish - Christopher Hope

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In the 1980s, a small man is pulled up out of the Indian Ocean in Port Pallid, SA. The Sergeant whose job it is to sort the local people by colour, peers at the boy before he gives his verdict... "If he's white he is not the right sort of white. But if he's black, who can say? Iíll give his age as 18, and call him Jimfish. Because he's a real fish out of water, this one is." So begins the odyssey of Jimfish. His journey through the last years of Apartheid will extend beyond the borders of South Africa to the wider world.

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66. A Wonderful Day - Wes Husted

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A Wonderful Day by Wes Husted, filled with bright colorful illustrations on every page, will capture your child's imagination while teaching the Christian values of empathy, kindness, and sharing. Emma and her brother Noah take off into the woods for a day of fun and adventure, but they get lost! Soon they meet a talking beaver named Chip who tells them all about God and Jesus and heaven. Chip's little son Beamer joins them, and Chip helps them understand how to reach out to other children who are lonely, sad, and afraid. When the sun begins to set, Chip points the way out of the forest, and Noah and Emma see their neighbor Farmer Brown plowing his field. He gives them a ride home in his hay wagon just in time for supper, the perfect end to a wonderful day.

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67. Time of Fog and Fire - Rhys Bowen

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Molly Murphy Sullivan's husband Daniel, a police captain in turn-of-the-century New York City, is in a precarious position. The new police commissioner wants him off the force altogether. So when Daniel's offered an assignment from John Wilkie, head of the secret service, he's eager to accept...

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68. Swing Time - Zadie Smith

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Two dancers with different approaches to their craft share a complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, in a story that transitions from northwest London to West Africa.

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69. April Shadows - Virginia Andrews

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April has always felt like an outsider. Her elder sister Brenda is tall, athletic, and sure of herself. April is short, sensitiveand overweight. But a glimmer of happiness emerges when Brenda brings home her college roommate: Celia.

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70. Stalked - Brian Freeman

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In Alabama, the luck of a convicted murderer is about to change. Sentenced to life imprisonment, he can't believe it when a chance to escape arises. Now on the loose, will he seek revenge on the woman who put him behind bars ten years ago?

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71. Land of Marvels - Barry Unsworth

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In 1914, as the Great War looms, a disparate cast of characters is thrown together in the desert of Mesopotamia. English, Ottoman & German interest groups, soldiers, spies, engineers, find their priorities clashing.

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72. Less Than Angels - Barbara Pym

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Catherine Oliphant is a writer and lives with handsome anthropologist Tom Mallow. When he begins a romance with student Deirdre Swann, Catherine turns her attention to Alaric Lydgate, who has a fondness for wearing African masks.

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73. The Group - Mary McCarthy

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'The Group' follows eight graduates from exclusive Vassar College as they find love and heartbreak, and choose careers and husbandsagainst the backdrop of 1930s New York.

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74. The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu: Being a somewhat detailed account of the amazing adventures of Nayland Smith in his trailing of the sinister chinaman - Sax Rohmer

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The first of the mysteries to feature the Master Villain Dr. Fu-Manchu and his nemesis, the English detective James Nayland Smith.

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75. Curse of the Spellmans - Lisa Lutz

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When private investigator Izzy Spellman is arrested for the fourth time in three months, she writes it off as an occupational hazard. She's been keeping surveillance on her new next-door neighbour, convinced he's up to no good - even if Spellman Investigations management (Izzy's parents) disagree.

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76. Shifting Calder Wind - Janet Dailey

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Chase has no idea who he is, why he came to Fort Worth, or who tried to put a bullet in his head the night a cowboy named Laredo Smith saved his life. Laredo seems sure that the big burly man is Chase Calder, owner of the Triple C Ranch in Montana. According to the local papers, Chase Calder had been declared dead -- a victim of a fiery car crash...

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77. The End of Sleep - Rowan Somerville

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During the course of a day, Fin, a newspaperman, is on the scent of a story to end all stories. With little more than a rumpled suit to his name, he sets out on the trail of Farouk, a teller of tales who alone knows what Fin wants to hear.

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78. The Clayton Account - Bill Vidal

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When Professor Michael Clayton dies, he leaves behind a will bequeathing the balances of his accounts to his son, Tom. Nothing unusual, but then Tom discovers one is a numbered account at a Swiss bank containing nearly $50 million.

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79. The Diary - Eileen Goudge

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When two grown daughters discover their mother's diary in her attic, they are stunned to learn her true love was not their father. But is all as it seems? That's the mystery they must unravel as their mother lies near death.

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80. The Paris Winter - Imogen Robertson

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Maud Heighton has come to Paris in 1909 to flee the constraints of her small English town. But while her fellow students enjoy the dazzling joys of the Belle Epoque, Maud slips into poverty. Quietly starving, and dreading another cold Paris winter, Maud takes a job as companion to young Sylvie Morel. But Sylvie has a secret: an addiction to opium.

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