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With every word, sentence, paragraph perfectly poised, these books are made to be savoured.

For literature lovers, it’s the books that invite contemplation, examination and concentration of every word that count. Share that reflective reading experience this Christmas. Here are some books to feed the minds of the literarily inclined – line by wonderful line.

  • Australia’s master novelist takes us on the race of a lifetime.

  • What is the truth? In this blistering story of a ghost writer haunted by his demonic subject, the Man Booker Prize winner turns to lies, crime and literature with devastating effect.

  • No holds are barred as the Cleary family attempts to put long-held tensions behind them to celebrate a milestone. What could possibly go wrong?

  • **New York Times bestseller** One of the truly great writers of the century at the top of his game in this uncannily timely knockout of a novel.

  • Daniel is a century old. Elisabeth, born in 1984, has her eye on the future. The United Kingdom is in pieces, divided by a historic once-in-a-generation summer. Love is won, love is lost. Hope is hand in hand with hopelessness. The seasons roll round, as ever . . .

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