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The Prisoner of Paradise

By Romesh Gunesekera - Published 2013

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First published in 2012, The Prisoner of Paradise tells the story of orphaned Lucy Gladwell, sent to live with her aunt and uncle in ...Read Review

Intermission

By Owen Martell - Published 2013

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Literary

In June 1961, the Bill Evans Trio, featuring Scott LaFaro, completes a series of concerts at the Village Vanguard in Greenwich Village that will ...Read Review

Servants

By Lucy Lethbridge - Published 2013

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Nonfiction

As the popularity of Downton Abbey testifies, there is an insatiable appetite for the life of the great English country house, not just ...Read Review

Ratlines

By Stuart Neville - Published 2013

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Thriller

Ireland, in the summer of 1963, is preparing for a visit from U.S. President John F. Kennedy when a series of murders draws ...Read Review

She Rises

By Kate Worsley - Published 2013

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Literary

When dairymaid Louise Fletcher is whisked away from her life on Handley’s farm to become a lady’s maid to Handley’s ...Read Review

Victorian Time

By Trish Ferguson (ed.) - Published 2013

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Nonfiction

Pardon the pun, but this is a timely publication when current technological advances are affecting the way we perceive time as fundamentally as ...Read Review

How to Create the Perfect Wife

By Wendy Moore - Published 2013

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Nonfiction

The feminist in me – not to mention the far from perfect wife – quailed at the title of this book. Neither need have worried. ...Read Review

Darwin’s Ghosts

By Rebecca Stott - Published 2012

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Nonfiction

Darwin was famously troubled by his discovery of evolution by survival of the fittest, which set him at odds with a great many ...Read Review

Philida

By Andre Brink - Published 2012Published 2013

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Literary

Philida is a knitting girl, a slave in the household of Cornelis Brink whose job is to knit clothes for the family. She ...Read Review

Isabel’s Skin

By Peter Benson - Published 2012

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Mystery/CrimeThriller

Book valuer David Morris is summoned to Belmont Hall to value the collection of the late Lord Buff-Orpington, a specialist in works of ...Read Review