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0007465084
Paperback:A perfectly good man:2012
Author: Gale, Patrick
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Resource type: Physical
Note: In what is more an echo-chamber than a sequel, Patrick Gale returns us to the landscape of 'Notes from an Exhibition', unfurling the complex web of a Cornish community with an empathy that touches clairvoyance and a sure eye for significant mundanity. General adult
ix, 406 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Provoked a lot of discussion - somewhat confusing to read. Very well written and all of the characters were well drawn. 7/8
09/06/15
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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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0007205589
Paperback:Close range, Brokeback Mountain and other stories:2005
Author: Proulx, E Annie
Year: 2005
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperPerennial
Resource type: Physical
Note: This story is set in the beautiful, wild landscape of Wyoming where cowboys live much as they have done for generations - hard, lonely lives in unforgiving country. Originally published: London: Fourth Estate, 1998
300p ; 200mm (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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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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0099539799
Paperback:The green road:2016
Author: Enright, Anne
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: The children of Rosaleen Madigan leave the west of Ireland for lives they never could have imagined in Dublin, New York and various third-world towns. In her early old age their difficult, wonderful mother announces that she's decided to sell the house and divide the proceeds. Her adult children come back for one last Christmas, with the feeling that their childhoods are being erased, their personal history bought and sold. General adult
309 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Reading Group review. Generally not a book that was found to be enjoyable, and we wouldn't therefore recommend it. BUT we are aged between 71 and 82, so perhaps a younger audience might have a different viewpoint?
12/10/17
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Shropshire
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0241145783
Paperback:Mr Loverman:2013
Author: Evaristo, Bernardine
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Resource type: Physical
Note: Barrington Jedidiah Walker is 74 and leads a double life. Born and bred in Antigua, he's lived in Hackney since the 60s. A flamboyant, wise-cracking local character with a dapper taste in retro suits and a fondness for quoting Shakespeare, Barrington is a husband, father and grandfather - but he is also secretly homosexual, lover to his great childhood friend, Morris. His deeply religious and disappointed wife, Carmel, thinks he sleeps with other women. When their marriage goes into meltdown, Barrington wants to divorce Carmel and live with Morris, but after a lifetime of fear and deception, will he manage to break away? General adult
306 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0224087061
Paperback:The essential dykes to watch out for:2009
Author: Bechdel, Alison
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: Graphic books
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Resource type: Physical
Note: Alison Bechdel chronicled the lives of a small universe of cartoon characters in her strip 'Dykes to Watch Out For', which is syndicated in 50 alternative newspapers in the USA and has been published in 11 volumes. This book gathers the best of those volumes, together with 60 of the newest strips. General adult
xviii, 392 p., chiefly ill. ; 24 cm (pbk)
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0224089056
Hardback:The green road:2015
Author: Enright, Anne
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Resource type: Physical
Note: The children of Rosaleen Madigan leave the west of Ireland for lives they never could have imagined in Dublin, New York and various third-world towns. In her early old age their difficult, wonderful mother announces that she's decided to sell the house and divide the proceeds. Her adult children come back for a last Christmas, with the feeling that their childhoods are being erased, their personal history bought and sold. A darkly glinting novel set on Ireland's Atlantic coast, 'The Green Road' is a story of fracture and family, selfishness and compassion - a book about the gaps in the human heart and how we learn to fill them. General adult
309 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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Really loved this book. Beautifully written - I could hear the lovely Irish lilt in my ears as I read it. Moving, touching with great humanity and excellent character development
08/10/18
grish
Northamptonshire LibraryPlus
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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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0099598272
Paperback:Written on the body:2014
Author: Winterson, Jeanette
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Written on the Body' is a love story; the narrator a vulnerable and subversive Lothario, gender undeclared. Generous in scope, sumptuous in detail, Jeanette Winterson has fused mathematical exactness and poetic intensity and made language new. General adult
190 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0099935708
Paperback:Oranges are not the only fruit:1991
Author: Winterson, Jeanette
Year: 1991
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: Innovative in style, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a few days ride into the bizarre outposts of religious excess and human obsession. General adult Whitbread First Novel Award 1985
xv, 171 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0297870947
Hardback:Golden boy:2013
Author: Tarttelin, Abigail
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes QR code 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 ; 23 cm (hbk)
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0330511823
Paperback:Trumpet:2011
Author: Kay, Jackie
Year: 2011
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: Joss Moody has died and the jazz world is in mourning. But in death, Joss can no longer guard the secret he kept all his life, and Colman, his son, must confront the truth: the man he believed to be his father was, in fact, a woman. General adult
277 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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3 stars Enjoyed the book, seeing the individual through the minds of a range of individuals. Arresting phrases and descriptions. Sensative topic dealing with colour and sexuality, linked by music
19/06/14
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Newcastle
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0330539930
Paperback:The murder wall:2012
Author: Hannah, Mari
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Pan
Resource type: Physical
Note: Eleven months after discovering a brutal double murder in a sleepy Northumbrian town, Detective Chief Inspector Kate Daniels is still haunted by her failure to solve the case. Then the brutal killing of a man on Newcastle's Quayside gives Daniels another chance to get it right, and her first case as Senior Investigating Officer. General adult
456 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0330483218
Paperback:The line of beauty:2004
Author: Hollinghurst, Alan
Year: 2004
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: Picking up at the point in time where 'The Swimming-Pool Library' left off. Nick Guest has moved into the attic room of the Feddens: Gerald, a Tory MP, his wife Rachel and their children Toby and Catherine. The troubled Catherine soon becomes Nick's friend and uneasy responsibility. Originally published: 2004
300p ; 200mm (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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0719523907
Paperback:Speak no evil:2019
Author: Iweala, Uzodinma
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: John Murray
Resource type: Physical
Note: On the surface, Niru leads a charmed life. Raised by two attentive parents in Washington, DC, he's a top student and a track star at his prestigious private high school. Bound for Harvard, his prospects are bright. But Niru has a painful secret: he is gay - an abominable sin to his conservative Nigerian parents. No one knows except his best friend, Meredith - the one person who seems not to judge him. When his father accidentally finds out, the fallout is brutal and swift. Coping with troubles of her own, however, Meredith finds that she has little left emotionally to offer him. As the two friends struggle to reconcile their desires against the expectations and institutions that seek to define them, they find themselves speeding towards a future more violent and senseless than they can imagine. Neither will escape unscathed. General adult
214 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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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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0349007837
Paperback:London lies beneath:2017
Author: Duffy, Stella
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Historical novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Virago
Resource type: Physical
Note: Tom, Jimmy and Itzhak have grown up together in the crowded slums of Walworth. They are used to narrow streets, the bustle of East Lane market, extended families weaving in and out of each other's lives. All three boys are expected to follow their father's trades and stay close to home. But Tom has wider dreams. So when he hears of a scouting trip, sailing from Waterloo to Sheppey and the mouth of the Thames - he is determined to go. And Itzhak and Jimmy go with him. General adult
307 pages ; 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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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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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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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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1406378690
Paperback:Release:2018
Author: Ness, Patrick
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Young adult novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Walker Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Today will change Adam Thorn's life. Between his religious family, unpleasant boss and his ex-boyfriend, the bindings of his world are coming undone. And way across town, a ghost has risen from the lake. Is there time for Adam to find his release? Teenagers
286 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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