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The True Colour of the Sea Robert Drewe

The long-awaited new collection of short stories from Australia’s master of the short-story genre.

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The Shepherd's Hut Tim Winton

A rifle-shot of a novel – crisp, fast, shocking – The Shepherd’s Hut is an urgent masterpiece about solitude, unlikely friendship, and the raw business of survival.

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On Chesil Beach Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan's celebrated novel, now an unmissable film starring Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, Brooklyn)

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Florida Lauren Groff

New York Times bestseller Lauren Groff returns with a new book as bold and consuming as her novel Fates and Furies.

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The Lost Letters of William Woolf Helen Cullen

A lost letter detective in the Dead Letters Depot of East London tries to solve his most important mystery yet - as his marriage crumbles and a new love story beckons. This charming, nostalgic and romantic literary debut is perfect for reading groups

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In the Garden of the Fugitives Ceridwen Dovey

From the award-winning author of Only the Animals comes an unputdownable novel of obsession, guilt, and the power of the past to possess the present.

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Vintage Woolf

Leap into the panoramic worlds of Virginia Woolf.

A Rough Guide: Ian McEwan

Explore the affecting, inimitable, unforgettable stories of this remarkable author.

Louis de Bernières: a Brilliant Career

Six of the best from a master craftsman.

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In the Garden of the Fugitives Book Club Notes

Unearth Ceridwen Dovey’s themes of guilt, power, shame and obsession with your book club.


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