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 Read reviewSkylarking

Skylarking

Kate Mildenhall

'A brave, beautiful and richly textured book that delicately explores the fault lines in love and friendship.' --Lucy Treloar A spellbinding tale of friendship and desire, memory and truth, which questions what it is to remember...

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Stolen Beauty: A Novel

Stolen Beauty: A Novel

Laurie Lico Albanese

An exhilarating novel of love, art, war, and family gives voice to two extraordinary women and brings to life the true story behind Gustav Klimt's most remarkable paintings.

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See What I Have Done

See What I Have Done

Sarah Schmidt

'Eerie and compelling' Paula Hawkins - See What I Have Done is a haunting retelling of the infamous Lizzie Borden murders from a dazzling debut novelist

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The Book of Night Women

The Book of Night Women

Marlon James

A startling, hard-edged dissection of slavery and a tour de force of both voice and storytelling

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 Read reviewThe Birdman's Wife

The Birdman’s Wife

Melissa Ashley

A woman overshadowed by history steps back into the light . . .Artist Elizabeth Gould spent her life capturing the sublime beauty of birds the world had never seen before. But her legacy was eclipsed by the fame of her...

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The Revolution Of The Moon

The Revolution Of The Moon

Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli

Based on a true story, Camilleri's gripping and richly imagined novel tells the story of a woman whose courage and political vision is tested at every step by misogyny and reactionary conservatism.

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The Miniaturist

Jessie Burton

There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed ...

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Dark fires shall burn

Dark fires shall burn

Anna Westbrook

Inspired by the true events of an unsolved murder.

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Homegoing

Homegoing

Yaa Gyasi

Epic in its canvas and intimate in its portraits, Homegoing is a searing and profound debut from a masterly new writer.

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Year of Wonders

Year of Wonders

Geraldine Brooks

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'March' and 'People of the Book'. A young woman's struggle to save her family and her soul during the extraordinary year of 1666, when plague suddenly struck a small Derbyshire...

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Remarkable Creatures

Remarkable Creatures

Tracy Chevalier

A stunning novel of female friendship, forbidden love and evolution from the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring.

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 Read reviewThe Signature of All Things

The Signature of All Things

Elizabeth Gilbert

For use in schools and libraries only. Traces the multi-generational saga of the Whittaker family, whose progenitor makes a fortune in the quinine trade before his daughter, a gifted botanist, researches the mysteries of evolution...

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Mazin Grace

Mazin Grace

Dylan Coleman

Growing up on the Mission isn't easy for clever Grace Oldman. When her classmates tease her for not having a father, she doesn't know what to say. Pappa Neddy says her dad is the Lord God in Heaven, but that doesn't help when the...

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Picnic At Hanging Rock: Australian Children's Classics

Picnic At Hanging Rock: Australian Children’s Classics

Joan Lindsay

In 1900, a class of young women from an exclusive private school go on an excursion to the isolated Hanging Rock, deep in the Australian bush. The excursion ends in tragedy when three girls and a teacher mysteriously vanish after...

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Alias Grace

Alias Grace

Margaret Atwood

A crime novel set in Canada in the nineteenth century, where an up-and-coming psychiatrist conducts a series of interviews with a young woman who was imprisoned for the murder of her employer and his lover.

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 Read reviewThe Paying Guests

The Paying Guests

Sarah Waters

The extraordinary bestselling author, who wrote three astonishing Victorian novels before moving to the 1940s with The Night Watch and The Little Stranger, now turns to the 1920s.

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The Good People

Hannah Kent

The Good People is the long-awaited new novel from Hannah Kent. In the year 1825, in a remote valley lying between the mountains of south-west Ireland, near the Flesk river of Killarney, three women are brought together by...

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