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Contemporary Fiction

  • Guilt-Edged

    Roy Smith

    On the surface, Ramsgate Street looks like any other working-class neighbourhood in post-war London. Family, friends and neighbours exchange gossip on front steps, chat over warming cups of tea or chase kids away from their prize roses. However, behind the closed doors of the small terraced houses, all the everyday dramas of life play out. Lou, Alan and their son Michael are doing fine. Lou is th


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  • Relentless Echoes

    Paul Lambert

    Love and war meet in the last outposts and privilege of colonial Africa in Paul Lambert's debut novel.   Sexually abused and exploited during the Japanese Occupation of Singapore, can a young Englishwoman ever be liberated from an ordeal of which she can tell nobody?   Can any woman's heart find a haven when her body has been so abused? Or must Cecelia'


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  • Rocky Place

    Nicholas Day-Lewis

    Rocky Place is a street in coastal Wintersea. The residents are indeed in 'rocky places'. Quentin and Lyn move there from Melbourne to give their marriage a fresh start. They are daggers drawn with next door Rick and Cathy and their friends, Peter and Tess. The 'pure' young love between William, Quentin and Lyn's son, and Jodi, Peter and Tess


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  • MUM, I Can't Find My Toothbrush!

    H. L. Morgan

    Mum, I can't find my toothbrush, Can you see if it's down there? Please try harder, dear, before I go completely spare!   A charming tale of one little boy desperately trying to find his toothbrush before school. Full of delightful illustrations and told in verse, this is a children's book that every reader will be able to get be


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  • So I Let It Be

    Sindhu Rajasekaran

    Kayal is a young girl on the cusp of womanhood. She moves to a new neighbourhood in her small village. She meets and befriends the mysterious and unconventional Damini, who turns her world upside down. Mehr is a conventional woman, married to Ahmed who cares for her but cannot communicate with her. Mehr's life changes after a short trip to Paris. What is the price we pay for freedom and what


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  • Alarm Clocks in Hell

    J.P.W. Cornish

    Louis Cumberbatch has always lived his life in an ordered fashion, with exactly the same habits each day. He lives alone and his dull but reassuring routines are set precisely to time, which is important for his equilibrium. He avoids too much socialising or any advancement at work, and finds other people puzzling and their motivations incomprehensible. He never questions his mode of existence, until one day he wa


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  • Russian Keys

    G.A. Ross

    Ian was unsure whether to attend his father's funeral, they'd hardly been on speaking terms, but he decided he must. He could never have imagined what he would get into when Major James Anderson, also known as the Leper, told him his father had been murdered and gave him a USB stick explaining his father's life. As the journey progresses and with the help of his trus


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  • Seven Daughters of Eve

    Deborah Williams

    Seven different women, each with their own story to tell, but all are connected. From Annie, a trainee journalist looking for her first big scoop when a body is found in the local quarry, to Jaclyn, friendless but terrified to go home lest her big secret is revealed. Then there's middle-aged, embittered Eliza whose only interest is corresponding with a famous film star; and Eleanor whose pampered lifestyle cha


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  • More About Tim and His Parrot Carolina

    Elizabeth Love

    Follow the next adventure of Timothy and his pet parrot, Carolina. Tim still loved the enchanted wood and the wonderful flowers, plants and animals it held. He marveled at the beautiful girl, Amy, who had become his friend. He had become strong and intelligent since his discovery and was no longer the weakling his parents had known from birth. As he grew stronger, his parents fe


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  • When the Devil Drives

    James Lythgoe

    Love, infidelity, blackmail and deceit litters the emotions of three friends as they journey through the trials of life in different directions across the world. Former Royal Marine Eddie journeys to Southern Africa to join the Rhodesian Light Infantry in an effort to start life afresh, but his chance meeting with Jenny turns his life upside down. Striving to succeed as a profes


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  • Triumph Over Fear

    Thomas E. Lightburn

    After witnessing the sinking of his ship HMS Watchful, and seeing the officers and men he knew so well dead and dying, Commander John Hammond suffers a nervous breakdown and is admitted to hospital. Following extensive psychiatric treatment, he is finally considered fit to return to duty. However, doubts remain in his mind if he will ever really recover from the past. This is soon put to the test whe


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  • The Fisherboys

    Terence M. Channell

    Tom McArdle feels like something of an outsider compared to his classmates, in small-town Australia. That is, until he meets Eddie, and a lifelong friendship is born. Together they navigate through the hurdles and setbacks littering the path towards their ultimate dream - that of owning their own fishing boat. But not everything is plain sailing as both friends face their own problems and challenges - Eddie's


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