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Missing Fay
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Missing Fay

Adam Thorpe

The story of her last few days before she vanishes is interwoven with the varied lives of six locals - whether aware or unaware of her presence or absence, all touched in life-changing ways. Sheena, middle-aged and single, running...

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Madame Bovary
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Madame Bovary

Gustave Flaubert, Adam Thorpe

Guardian Emma Bovary is an avid reader of sentimental novels; brought up on a Normandy farm and convent-educated, she longs for romance. At first, Emma pins her hopes on marriage, but life with her well-meaning husband in the...

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Notes from the Cevennes: Half a Lifetime in Provincial France
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Notes from the Cevennes: Half a Lifetime in Provincial France

Adam Thorpe

A charming memoir exploring the history, landscape and people of rural France, told through the eyes of a Parisian-born Englishman, writer and poet.

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Words From the Wall
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Words From the Wall

Adam Thorpe

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Ulverton (Vintage Past)
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Ulverton (Vintage Past)

Adam Thorpe

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No Telling
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No Telling

Adam Thorpe

Set in 1968, this story is narrated by twelve-year-old Gilles as he approaches his Solemn Communion, puberty, and some sense of the chaos around him. His home is deeply dysfunctional, and Gilles is blithely unaware that any of...

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Nine Lessons from the Dark
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Nine Lessons from the Dark

Adam Thorpe

These poems perform an archaeology on lives lived. In this his fourth collection, Adam Thorpe continues his engagement with history, the living continuum that connects us with our near and distant past, nourishing and illuminating...

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Still
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Still

Adam Thorpe

Outwardly the unfilmable script of a would-be English cineste, one Richard Arthur Thornby currently lecturing in Texas on the cinema. He airs a hypothetical movie of both his own American present and his middle-class English...

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Between Each Breath
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Between Each Breath

Adam Thorpe

Jack Middleton lives with his wife Milly, an heiress. When he visits Estonia, he falls for a young waitress, Kaja. They embark on a passionate affair. Then it's over. But nothing is ever over. Still childless six years later, Jack...

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Nineteen Twenty-One
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Nineteen Twenty-One

Adam Thorpe

It is the freakishly hot, drought summer of 1921; dust storms in London, parched and cracking earth, autumn tints in July. Holed up in a cottage in the Chilterns, a young writer strives to write the first great novel of the War,...

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Is This the Way You Said?
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Is This the Way You Said?

Adam Thorpe

Presents a collection of stories that expose the characters' deepest desires, their catastrophic fears, and their perilous frailty in the face of the responsibilities they carry.

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Birds with a Broken Wing
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Birds with a Broken Wing

Adam Thorpe

Juxtaposing creation and destruction, hope and grief, this book presents poems that argue for bewilderment and 'the slight bruise of doubt'. It features poems that remind us of our abdications, of our collapsed relationships with...

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Hodd
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Hodd

Adam Thorpe

Who was Robin Hood? Romantic legend casts him as hero of the people, living in Sherwood Forest with Friar Tuck, Little John and Maid Marian. This title describes his time as a boy in the greenwood with a half-crazed bandit Robert...

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The Standing Pool
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The Standing Pool

Adam Thorpe

The historians Nick and Sarah Mallinson, take a sabbatical with their three small and lively girls in a remote Languedoc farmhouse. But the farmhouse contains its own histories, far darker and murkier than the Mallinsons are used...

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From the Neanderthal
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From the Neanderthal

Adam Thorpe

Collects the poems that deal with the continuum between two worlds - the lived present and the felt past. This title uncovers and examines fragments - from a personal history or the historic past - and rebuilds the narrative: a...

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Voluntary
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Voluntary

Adam Thorpe

A collection of poems that takes us on a journey through states of gain and loss, alienation and belonging. It explores our chances, records our traces - in the marks on skin, home movies, stone walls, the pressure of our blood,...

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Ulverton
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Ulverton

Adam Thorpe

Immerse yourself in the stories of Ulverton, as heard on BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime 'Sometimes you forget that it is a novel, and believe for a moment that you are really hearing the voice of the dead' Hilary Mantel At the...

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Flight
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Flight

Adam Thorpe

Bob Winrush was a freight dog, flying consignments of goods and sometimes people to all the corners of the world.Until, one day, he walked away from a deal that didn't smell right - something a 'freight dog' should never do. ...

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The Rules Of Perspective
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The Rules Of Perspective

Adam Thorpe

It is April 1945, and the historic town of Lohenfelde is about to be overrun by the Allied Third Army. As the narratives interweave, the story of the painting reveals the hidden story of Herr Hoffer and his three associates - and...

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On Silbury Hill
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On Silbury Hill

Adam Thorpe

Twenty years after the publication of his classic novel Ulverton, the acclaimed poet and novelist Adam Thorpe revisits the landscape which inspired him.

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Missing Fay
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Missing Fay

Adam Thorpe

'An intricately crafted novel, sharp-eared, current and full of heart' Guardian, Books of the Year A spirited fourteen-year-old, Fay, goes missing from a Lincoln council estate. The story of her last few days before she...

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Notes from the Cevennes: Half a Lifetime in Provincial France
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Notes from the Cevennes: Half a Lifetime in Provincial France

Adam Thorpe

A charming look at the history, landscape, and people of rural France, told through the eyes of a Parisian-born Englishman, writer, and poet.

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The Rules of Perspective
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The Rules of Perspective

Adam Thorpe

As the narratives interweave, the story of the painting reveals the hidden story of Herr Hoffer and his three associates - and in doing so uncovers other, darker mysteries.

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The Lost Treasure of Talus Scree
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The Lost Treasure of Talus Scree

Adam Osterweil, Peter Thorpe

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The Amulet of Komondor
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The Amulet of Komondor

Peter Thorpe (Peter Thorpe Consulting Kenilworth UK), Adam Osterweil

When Joe and Katie become actual characters in a fantasy game, they must battle everyone from a dragon to the FBI to unite five pieces of an amulet, scattered across Earth and the fantasy world of Komondor, that will restore...

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Therese Raquin
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Therese Raquin

Emile Zola, Adam Thorpe

When Therese Raquin is forced to marry the sickly Camille, she sees a bare life stretching out before her, leading every evening to the same cold bed and every morning to the same empty day. Escape comes in the form of her...

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World War Z
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World War Z

Max Brooks, Adam Sims, David Thorpe, Jennifer Woodward, Nigel Pilkington

Brooks, author of the straight-faced parody The Zombie Survival Guide, tells the story of the world's desperate battle against the zombie threat with a series of first-person accounts by various characters around the world.

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World War Z
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World War Z

Max Brooks, Adam Sims, David Thorpe, Jennifer Woodward, Nigel Pilkington

Brooks, author of the straight-faced parody The Zombie Survival Guide, tells the story of the world's desperate battle against the zombie threat with a series of first-person accounts by various characters around the world.

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These Our Monsters and Other Stories: The English Heritage Book of New Folktale, Myth and Legend
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These Our Monsters and Other Stories: The English Heritage Book of New Folktale, Myth and Legend

Paul Kingsnorth, Graeme Macrae Burnet, Fiona Mozley, Sarah Hall, Adam Thorpe

Eight new stories from eight literary writers at the height of their powers, all inspired by myth and legend. Stories by Sarah Hall, Graeme Macrae Burnet, Adam Thorpe, Edward Carey, Sarah Moss, Alison Macleod, Paul Kingsnorth and...

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