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The Night She Died by Jenny Blackhurst
Posted by Swirl and Thread in , .

‘It was the happiest day of her life. So what made her jump?’ The Night She Died is the latest novel from Jenny Blackhurst, a writer who has been described as ‘an...

Becoming Belle by Nuala O’Connor
Posted by Helena Mulkerns in , .

In this, the second literary foray into Victorian times for Nuala O’Connor, the author has created a splendid, loveable heroine who brings to life the spirit of an age.  In...

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor
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The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter ~ ‘From Cork to Rhode Island, can a young Irish girl find home…..and herself?’ A truly gorgeous book. The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter totally lived up to my...

The House Across the Street by Lesley Pearse
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‘A compelling, page-turning insight from Lesley Pearse into the secrets of domestic life in a suburban avenue in 1960.’ The House Across the Street takes the reader back to the 1960s....

A Gathering of Ghosts by Karen Maitland
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‘You’ll need more than a sword to protect you up there. Other side of that priory stands the most accursed hill on the whole moor. You can hear the dead...

Wilde About the Girl by Louise Pentland
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Wilde About the Girl is the sequel to Wilde Like Me from YouTuber and parenting/lifestyle/beauty blogger/vlogger, Louise Pentland. Just published by Bonnier Zaffre, Louise Pentland is described as ‘the fresh voice contemporary women’s fiction...

Mr Peacock’s Possessions by Lydia Syson
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‘Oceania 1879. An intrepid family of settlers from New Zealand are determined to make a remote volcanic island their own.’ Mr Peacock’s Possessions is a novel written by Lydia Syson. After...

One Thousand Stars and You by Isabelle Broom
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‘One spark will light up both their lives.’ One Thousand Stars and You is the latest novel from Isabelle Broom and has just been published with Michael Joseph (Penguin), Isabelle...

Letters from Alice by Petrina Banfield
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‘Two women. One secret. Will they be able to keep it under wraps?’ Letters from Alice is a novel by Petrina Banfield. Published in August 2018 by Harper Element, it is...

The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah
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‘The world’s most beloved detective, Hercule Poirot – the legendary star of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express and most recently The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket—returns in a...