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Warm, wise and laugh-out-loud funny, This Green and Pleasant Land is a life-affirming look at love, faith and the meaning of home. In the sleepy village of Babel's End, trouble is brewing. Bilal Hasham is having a mid-life crisis. His mother has just died, and he finds peace lying in a grave he's dug in the garden. His elderly Auntie Rukhsana has come to live with him, and forged an unlikely friendship with village busybody, Shelley Hawking. His wife Mariam is distant and distracted, and his stepson Haaris is spending more time with his real father. Bilal's mother's dying wish was to build a mosque in Babel's End, but when Shelley gets wind of this scheme, she unleashes the forces of hell. Will Bilal's mosque project bring his family and his beloved village together again, or drive them apart? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781785764509 • Author: Ayisha Malik • Publisher: Zaffre • Format: Paperback • Pages: 464  • Dimensions: 20.32 x 13.34 x 2.79 cm

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I love you . . . but what if I can't love your life? Ava is sick of online dating. She's always trusted her own instincts over an algorithm, anyway, and she wants a break from it all. So when she signs up to a semi-silent, anonymous writing retreat in glorious Italy, love is the last thing on her mind. Until she meets a handsome stranger. . . All she knows is that he's funny, he's kind and - she soon learns - he's great in bed. He's equally smitten, and after a whirlwind, intoxicating affair, they pledge their love without even knowing each other's real names. But when they return home, reality hits. They're both driven mad by each other's weird quirks and annoying habits, from his eccentric, naked-sauna-loving family to her terribly behaved, shirt-shredding dog. As disaster follows disaster, it seems that while they love each other, they just can't love each other's lives. Can they overcome their differences to find one life, together? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781784163587 • Author: Sophie Kinsella • Publisher: Black Swan • Format: Paperback • Pages: 416 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm

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Will Harker has always believed the best things in life are free: the great outdoors, a good laugh, a perfectly steeped brew. He's earning his keep as an apprentice farrier at Stanley Lampitt's workshop - although his gaffer would say he makes half the money and causes double the trouble. But business isn't exactly booming. While Stanley's trying to make ends meet Will is handed a wedge of family inheritance - and a problem as big as a horse to sort out... As every Yorkshireman knows, where there's muck there's brass. So just how dirty are Will's hands going to get? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781409199939 • Author: Catherine Robinson • Publisher: Orion • Format: Paperback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.6 cm

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Prepare to meet characters you'll feel you've known all your life - prepare to meet Us Three. Meet Lana, Judith and Catrin. Best friends since primary school when they swore an oath on a Curly Wurly wrapper that they would always be there for each other, come what may. After the trip of a lifetime, the three girls are closer than ever. But an unexpected turn of events shakes the foundation of their friendship to its core, leaving their future in doubt - there's simply too much to forgive, let alone forget. An innocent childhood promise they once made now seems impossible to keep . . . The new novel from Ruth Jones, co-creator of Gavin & Stacey and author of the smash-hit, number one bestselling debut, Never Greener. Us Three is a funny, moving and uplifting novel about life's complications, the power of friendship and how it defines us all. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781784162238 • Author: Ruth Jones • Publisher: Black Swan • Format: Paperback • Pages: 512 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.8 x 3.2 cm

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Philip Noble is an eleven-year-old in crisis. His pub landlord father has died in a road accident, and his mother is succumbing to the greasy charms of her dead husband's brother, Uncle Alan. The remaining certainties of Philip's life crumble away when his father's ghost appears in the pub and declares Uncle Alan murdered him. Arming himself with weapons from the school chemistry cupboard, Philip vows to carry out the ghost's relentless demands for revenge. But can the words of a ghost be trusted any more than the lies of the living? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781786893253 • Author: Matt Haig • Publisher: Canongate Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.8 cm

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Abbey Anderson is stunned when she comes home to find her boyfriend has left her. She has never needed her mother more, but that door is firmly closed. Abbey is feeling very alone - then a charismatic Irishman appears on her California doorstep, with an astonishing revelation about her family. Soon Abbey is on a flight to Dublin, looking for answers to questions she never knew she should be asking. Across the Atlantic, Fred Fitzpatrick's adult children are oblivious to the shock heading their way. They're focused on their father, who is increasingly cantankerous in his old age. Sometimes it's only thoughts of his fortune that make it bearable to be with him. But Fred's story is not the open book they all thought it was. Nor is his will. As a shadowy crime emerges from history, Abbey and the strangers about to become part of her life will say, and do, things they never thought they would. It could end in disaster - or a surprising new beginning . . .legion of fans all over the world. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780755378494 • Author: Sheila O'Flanagan • Publisher: Headline Review • Format: Paperback • Pages: 512 • Dimensions: 19.69 x 12.7 x 3.18 cm

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Every summer, a once-sort-of famous cartoonist named Rich Fischer leaves his wife and two kids behind to teach a class at a week-long arts conference in a charming New England beachside town. One of the attendees this year is a forty-one-year-old painting student named Amy O’Donnell. Amy is a mother of three, unhappily married to a brutish Wall Street titan who commutes to work via helicopter. Rich and Amy met at the conference a year ago, shared a moment of passion, then spent the winter exchanging inappropriate texts and emails and counting the days until they could see each other again. Now they’re back. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008282547 • Author: Matthew Klam • Publisher: Fourth Estate • Format: Paperback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.4 cm

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Delve into a wild political satire written by a former Democratic Congressman who attempted to pass gun control laws. When American mayors start a campaign to ban handguns, arms manufacturer Otis Cogsworth, worries about the effects on his company. In retaliation, he convinces an Arkansas congressman to introduce the 'American Freedom from Fear Act': a law mandating that every American must own a gun. In tiny rural Asabogue, Mayor Lois Leibowitz passes an ordinance to ban firearms. But Otis orchestrates a recall election against Lois. Soon, thousands of pro-gun militants are armed to the teeth, and their opponents, descend on Asabogue. The village becomes a war zone caught between a mighty gun lobby and the absurdity of every American man, woman and child carrying a gun. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781788544290 • Author: Steve Israel • Publisher: Apollo • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.1 cm

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