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The Essex Serpent

The Essex Serpent

Sarah Perry

London 1893: When Cora Seaborne and her son Francis reach Essex, rumours spread from further up the estuary that the mythical Essex Serpent, once said to roam the marshes claiming lives, has returned to the coastal parish of...

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Falling Awake

Falling Awake

Alice Oswald

Mutability - a sense that all matter is unstable in the face of mortality - is at the heart of this new collection and each poem is involved in that drama: the held tension that is embodied life, and life's losing struggle with...

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Say Something Back

Say Something Back

Denise Riley

The stunning new collection from one of England's finest and most philosophical contemporary poets.

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The Bombs That Brought Us Together

The Bombs That Brought Us Together

Brian Conaghan

This second book from the acclaimed author of When Mr. Dog Bites is powerful, warm, funny, and moving - the story of two friends, one shed, a war, and a terrible choice.  

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Orangeboy

Orangeboy

Patrice Lawrence

A young man has an impossible choice to make, in this powerful urban story that will challenge preconceptions and melt the hardest heart.

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 Read reviewTime Travelling with a Hamster

Time Travelling with a Hamster

Ross Welford

A truly original debut novel from an extraordinarily talented new voice in children's books. Laugh, cry and wonder at this race-against-time story of a boy who travels back to 1984 to prevent a go-kart accident, and save his...

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