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Awards:Winner of Costa Biography Award 2008. Shortlisted for Galaxy British Book Awards: Borders Author of the Year 2009 and Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award: Adults 2009.

Diana Athill made her reputation as a writer with the candour of her memoirs, now aged ninety, and freed from any inhibitions that even she may once have had, she reflects frankly on the losses and occasionally the gains that old age brings, and on the wisdom a... read more

Somewhere Towards the End
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Suzanne Aubert picked up her pen and began writing. It was 31 August 1924 and she was eighty-nine years old. ‘In haste, I will write to you soon again …, Writing between two trains …, just a letter on the go'. Th... read more

Letters on the Go: The Correspondence of Suzanne Aubert
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Spy turned art restorer Gabriel Allon is desperately trying to resume a quieter life in secluded Umbria with his new wife, Chiara, when shocking news reaches him. The Russian defector who recently saved his life in Moscow Rules has vanished without a trace. British intellig... read more

The Defector
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A novel about the linked destinies of two women, set against the backdrop of beautiful, politically turbulent Sri Lanka.

A Disobedient Girl
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 August 2009 Highlights

Reading Level:good
Awards:Winner of Costa Novel Award 2009.

Eilis Lacey dreams of life beyond the confines of her tiny Irish village. Eilis has a head for numbers, and is a loving and dutiful daughter. Her ambition is noted by the parish priest, Father Flood. He arranges for Eilis to travel to America, where a job opportunity has arisen... read more

Brooklyn
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Evelyn is a young woman who has defied convention to become one of the country's pioneer female lawyers. Living at home with her mother, aunt, and grandmother, Evelyn is still haunted by the death of her younger brother James in the First World War. Therefore when the ... read more

The Crimson Rooms
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Chloe and her archaeological team have been sent on a dig of the Brook of Kerith, an 1870s religious settlement in the north of New Zealand. Nothing stands any more, but Chloe finds more than a few shards of pottery. As she tries to work out what happened in the fire... read more

What Remains Behind
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January, 1916, and the rooftops of Leeds creak with the weight of the winter's snows. William Redmond, soon to join the Chapeltown Rifles, wanders with his younger brother Samuel through the old haunts of their childhood - and, there, at the top of the Moor across which th... read more

The Harrowing
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Reading Level:very good

This fast-paced, moving novel is set in two contrasting worlds: the rich, horse-breeding milieu of Riley Chadwick and his family; and the hand-to-mouth life on the street of Lu and her mates. What happens when those worlds collide?

Who Sings for Lu?
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A vividly imagined and reveting portrait of one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary characters - avaitor, film-maker, and billionaire, Howard Hughes.

God of Speed
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Sensational writing, deft use of humour and page-turning action combine to make this a must-read novel. In a world full of books with bland narrative voices and lazy plotting, Lennox fairly sizzles. An unforgettable read.

Lennox
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It's going to be the biggest skyscraper in the world. One rainy night a young woman falls from an unfinished upper storey, landing on a police car. Detectives Jon McIver and Nicholas Troy think it will be a pretty simple investigation, but all is not what is seems. A gripping, fast-paced debut crime novel.

The Tower
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