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1408821982
Paperback:The song of Achilles:2012
Author: Miller, Madeline
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Historical novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: This is a breathtakingly original rendering of the Trojan War - a devastating love story and a tale of gods and kings, immortal fame and the human heart. General adult
352 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0349143595
Paperback:Less:2018
Author: Greer, Andrew Sean
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Abacus
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Less' is the story of a 49-year-old writer, Arthur Less, who learns that his former boyfriend is about to get married. To avoid the wedding and heartbreak, he decides to embark on a trip around the world, accepting invitations to a series of half-baked lectures and literary events. From almost falling in love in Paris, almost falling to death in Berlin, to booking himself as the (only) writer on a residency in India, and an encounter in a desert with the last person on earth he wishes to see, 'Less' is a novel about missteps, misunderstanding and mistakes. General adult
261 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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A light weight amusing romantic comedy..
04/07/18
neil adams
Staffordshire
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0007360789
Paperback:Saraswati Park:2011
Author: Joseph, Anjali
Year: 2011
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Resource type: Physical
Note: Mohan, a middle-aged letter writer sits under a banyan tree in Fort, furnishing missives for village migrants, disenchanted lovers, and when pickings are slim, filling in money order forms. But Mohan's true passion is collecting second-hand books and he's particularly attached to novels with marginal annotations. General adult
261 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0008166102
Hardback:The night brother:2017
Author: Garland, Rosie
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: The Borough Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Rich are the delights of late nineteenth-century Manchester for young siblings Edie and Gnome. They bicker, banter, shout and scream their way through the city's streets, embracing its charms and dangers. But as the pair grow up, it is Gnome who revels in the night-time, while Edie wakes exhausted each morning, unable to quell a sickening sense of unease, with only a dim memory of the dark hours. Confused and frustrated at living a half-life, she decides to take control, distancing herself from Gnome once and for all. But can she ever be free from someone who knows her better than she knows herself? General adult
376 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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0758231369
Paperback:Blue boy:2010
Author: Satyal, Rakesh
Year: 2010
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Kensington
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Satyal's coming-of-age debut charts an Indian-American boy's transformation from mere mortal to Krishnaji, the blue-skinned Hindu deity. 12-year-old Kiran Sharma is an outcast: he likes ballet and playing with his mother's makeup. He also reveres his Indian heritage and convinces himself that he's the 10th reincarnation of Krishnaji. General adult
352 p. ; 21 cm (pbk)
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1447280520
Paperback:What belongs to you:2017
Author: Greenwell, Garth
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: On an unseasonably warm autumn day, an American teacher walks down a staircase beneath Sofia's National Palace of Culture, looking for sex. Among the stalls of a public bathroom he encounters Mitko, a charismatic young hustler. He returns to Mitko again and again over the next few months, and their trysts grow increasingly intimate and unnerving as the enigma of this young man becomes inseparable from that of his homeland, Bulgaria, a country with a difficult past and an uncertain future. General adult
194 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1472152387
Paperback:The angel of history:2017
Author: Alameddine, Rabih
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Corsair
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'The Angel of History' follows Yemeni-born poet Jacob as he revisits the events of his life, from his maternal upbringing in an Egyptian whorehouse to his adolescence under the aegis of his wealthy father and his life as a gay Arab man in San Francisco at the height of AIDS. Hovered over by the presence of alluring, sassy Satan who taunts Jacob to remember his painful past and dour, frigid Death who urges him to forget and give up on life, Jacob is also attended to by 14 saints. Set in Cairo and Beirut; Sana'a, Stockholm, and San Francisco; Alameddine gives us a charged philosophical portrait of a brilliant mind in crisis. General adult
294 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1472115635
Paperback:My real children:2015
Author: Walton, Jo
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Science fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Corsair
Resource type: Physical
Note: The day Mark called, Patricia Cowan's world split in two. The phone call. It is 2015 and Patricia Cowan is very old. 'Confused today' read the notes clipped to the end of her bed. Her childhood, her years at Oxford during the Second World War - those things are solid in her memory. Then that phone call and her memory splits in two. She was Trish, a housewife and mother of four. She was Pat, a successful travel writer and mother of three. She remembers living her life as both women, so very clearly. Which memory is real - or are both just tricks of time and light? General adult
326 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1596541377
Paperback:The thief's journal:2004
Author: Genet, Jean
Year: 2004
Language: English, French
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Olympia
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles General adult Translated from the French
Title series: The new traveller's companion series
211 p. ; 21 cm (pbk)
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1780224591
Paperback:Golden boy:2014
Author: Tarttelin, Abigail
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Phoenix
Resource type: Physical
Note: Max Walker is the golden boy. He's the perfect son, the perfect friend and the perfect crush for the girls at his school. He's attractive, he's intelligent, he's athletic. He's even nice to his little brother. But he has a terrible secret. If his secret gets out, his perfect life will be blown apart. General adult
408 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1908434864
Paperback:We go around in the night and are consumed by fire:2016
Author: Grant, Jules
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Myriad
Resource type: Physical
Note: This game-changing literary revenge thriller, voiced by a lesbian gangster Donna and her precocious god-daughter Aurora, is steeped in the violence and politics of Manchester's criminal underworld. General adult
352 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1860466966
Paperback:The folded leaf:1999
Author: Maxwell, William
Year: 1999
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Harvill
Resource type: Physical
Note: This is a beautifully written, complex account of 2 boys growing up in Chicago in the 1920s. Their intense friendship and how it develops once they arrive at university is set against the backdrop of a cold, hard and dark city. General adult
310p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1474603599
Hardback:Augustown:2016
Author: Miller, Kei
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Ma Taffy may be blind but she sees everything. So when her great-nephew Kaia comes home from school in tears, what she senses sends a deep fear through her. While they wait for his mama to come home from work, Ma Taffy recalls the story of the flying preacherman and a great thing that did not happen. A poor suburban sprawl in the Jamaican heartland, Augustown is a place where many things that should happen don't, and plenty of things that shouldn't happen do. For the story of Kaia leads back to another momentous day in Jamaican history, the birth of the Rastafari and the desire for a better life. 'Augustown' is a novel about inequality and aspiration, memory and myth, and the connections between people which can transcend these things but not always change them. General adult
239 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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144504014X
Talking book - CD:Frog music:2014
Author: Donoghue, Emma
Narrator: Hvam, Khristine
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Spoken Word
Media class: Talking book - CD
Publisher: ISIS Soundings
Resource type: Physical
Note: San Francisco, 1876: a stifling heat wave and smallpox epidemic have engulfed the city. Deep in the streets of Chinatown live three former stars of the Parisian circus: Blanche, now an exotic dancer at the House of Mirrors, her lover Arthur and his companion Ernest. When an eccentric outsider joins their little circle, secrets unravel, changing everything and leaving one of them dead. General adult
12 CDs (CDs)
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1609454138
Paperback:Guapa:[2016]
Author: Haddad, Saleem
Year: [2016]
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Europa Editions
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles A Middle-Eastern capital caught in the revoluntionary wave of the Arab Spring. A day in the life of a young man disillusioned with both East and West and struggling to find a place for himself in a society ruled by hypocrisy and contradictions. General adult
300 pages ; 21 cm (pbk)
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1408858932
Hardback:Our young man:2016
Author: White, Edmund
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: The darling of Fire Island's gay community and one of New York's top male models, Guy is gliding his way to riches that are a world away from his modest provincial upbringing back home in France. Like some modern-day Dorian Gray he seems untouched by time: the decades pass, fashions change, yet his beauty remains as transcendent and captivating as ever. Such looks cannot help but bring him adoration. From sweet yet pathetic Fred to the wealthy and masochistic Baron, from the acerbic and cynical Pierre-Georges to Andre, fabricating Dalí fakes and hurtling towards prison and the abyss, all are in some way fixated on him. In return for the devotion and expensive gifts they lavish on him, he plays with unswerving loyalty whatever role they project onto him: unattainable idol, passionate lover, malleable client. General adult
282 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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057125621X
Paperback:Querelle of Brest:2009
Author: Genet, Jean
Year: 2009
Language: English, French
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: This translation originally published: London: Anthony Blond, 1966 This novel follows a young sailor at large in the fetid port of Brest. Querelle is an assassin, thief and traitor. His superior officer, the brothel keeper's husband, is a murderer in hiding. All which lead to a series of violent and shocking adventures. General adult Translated from the French
252 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0099422034
Paperback:Sacred country:2002
Author: Tremain, Rose
Year: 2002
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: This is the most distinguished of Rose Tremain's novels, which include The Swimming Pool Season and The Cupboard. Set in the US and England, beginning in 1952, the book tells of a girl who wants to be a boy, and a boy who wants to be a singer. General adult James Tait Black Memorial Prize; Prix Femina Etranger
vi, 365 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141187859
Paperback:Falconer:2005
Author: Cheever, John
Year: 2005
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Note: This story of human redemption explores an ex-professor's experiences as a prison inmate. 'Falconer' tells the story of the man, his crime and punishment and his struggle to remain a man as he comes to terms with how his life has changed forever. General adult
Title series: Modern classics
x, 153 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1447208218
Hardback:The Sparsholt affair:2017
Author: Hollinghurst, Alan
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: In October 1940, the handsome young David Sparsholt arrives in Oxford. A keen athlete and oarsman, he at first seems unaware of the effect he has on others - particularly on the lonely and romantic Evert Dax, son of a celebrated novelist and destined to become a writer himself. While the Blitz rages in London, Oxford exists at a strange remove: an ephemeral, uncertain place, in which nightly blackouts conceal secret liaisons. Over the course of one momentous term, David and Evert forge an unlikely friendship that will colour their lives for decades to come. General adult
453 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0955647665
Paperback:Tell it to the bees:2009
Author: Shaw, Fiona
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Tindal Street
Resource type: Physical
Note: Lydia Weekes is a beautiful young woman, although she hardly knows it. Her volatile ex-soldier husband ignores her & then he is gone completely, leaving her to support her son Charlie on her own. A secretive & perceptive schoolboy, Charlie is increasingly left to his own devices - until he befriends the town's new female GP. General adult
304 p. ; 22 cm (pbk)
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0099470489
Paperback:The bell:2004:New ed
Author: Murdoch, Iris
Year: 2004
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Edition: New ed
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: Iris Murdoch's funny and sad novel is about religion, the fight between good and evil and the terrible accidents of human frailty. General adult
Title series: Vintage classics
xv, 315 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0552998761
Paperback:Tales of the city:2004
Author: Maupin, Armistead
Year: 2004
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Black Swan
Resource type: Physical
Title series: Tales of the City
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1847088384
Paperback:Under the udala trees:2017
Author: Okparanta, Chinelo
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Granta
Resource type: Physical
Note: One day in 1968, at the height of the Biafran civil war, Ijeoma's father is killed and her world is transformed forever. Separated from her grief-stricken mother, she meets another young lost girl, Amina, and the two become inseparable. Theirs is a relationship that will shake the foundations of Ijeoma's faith, test her resolve and flood her heart. In this masterful novel of faith, love and redemption, Okparanta takes us from Ijeoma's childhood in war-torn Biafra, through the perils and pleasures of her blossoming sexuality, her wrong turns, and into the everyday sorrows and joys of marriage and motherhood. As we journey with Ijeoma we are drawn to the question: what is the value of love and what is the cost? General adult
336 pages (pbk)
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1510009728
Large print:My real children:2015
Author: Walton, Jo
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Large Print
Media class: Large print
Publisher: Clipper Large Print
Resource type: Physical
Note: Standard print edition originally published: New York: Tor, 2014 The day Mark called, Patricia Cowan's world split in two. The phone call. It is 2015 and Patricia Cowan is very old. 'Confused today' read the notes clipped to the end of her bed. Her childhood, her years at Oxford during the Second World War - those things are solid in her memory. Then that phone call and her memory splits in two. She was Trish, a housewife and mother of four. She was Pat, a successful travel writer and mother of three. She remembers living her life as both women, so very clearly. Which memory is real - or are both just tricks of time and light? General adult
400 pages (large print) (pbk)
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