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When All is Said by Anne Griffin
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Five Toasts. Five People. One Lifetime. ‘I’m here to remember – all that I have been and all that I will never be again.’ When All is Said is the beautiful...

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
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The Rosie Project is a fresh, light and modern tale written by Graeme Simsion and told through the eyes of Associate-Professor Don Tillman.  Don is a highly intelligent academic who...

Miss Marley by Vanessa Lafaye and Rebecca Mascull
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A seasonal tale of kindness and goodwill. Before A Christmas Carol there was….Miss Marley. Miss Marley is a beautifully bound book that was begun by Vanessa Lafaye and completed by her...

The Mother of all Christmases by Milly Johnson
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‘Every time you discover a new Milly book, it’s like finding a pot of gold.’ ~ Heat Magazine The Mother of All Christmases is the latest novel from the ‘Queen of Feel-Good...

A Keeper by Graham Norton
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The truth drifts out to sea, riding the waves out of sight. And then the tide turns. A Keeper is the second novel from the best loved broadcaster Graham Norton. Following...

Honeysuckle and Custard Creams by Deirdre Foley
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‘That’s what you get for going around with Protestants, Sinéad Reilly.’ A few months back I reviewed a book by Tony Doherty, entitled The Dead Beside Us. I was taken aback...

HellCorp by Jonathan Whitelaw
Posted by Adam Bennett in , , .

HellCorp puts you on The Devil’s side – there’s a little bit of bad in all of us. The Devil isn’t somebody that you’re supposed to like. In fact, you...

Half A World Away by Sue Haasler
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Love is not always gentle and warm. Sometimes it brings destruction... I was really taken by this book and the story of Alex & Nicky, two star-crossed lovers. A little...

Her Mother’s Daughter by Alice Fitzgerald
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‘Can you ever really leave your past behind?’ Her Mother’s Daughter is the debut novel from journalist and writer Alice Fitzgerald, just published with Allen & Unwin. It is a novel...

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
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‘How would you live your life if you knew the day you were going to die?’ My review today is of the extremely thought-provoking novel, The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. Just published...