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An extract from Wrapped Up in You by Carole Matthews

    Christmas is coming! Why not get into the festive spirit with the first chapter from Carole Matthews’ Christmas classic, Wrapped Up In You.   Chapter One   Mrs Norman comes in to see me at Cutting Edge at ten o’clock every Friday morning without fail. She likes to look nice for the weekend […]

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Read the prologue from the new novel by Kelly Rimmer, The Things We Cannot Say

It begins with the discovery of a tattered photo, a letter and a tiny leather shoe… World War Two, Poland. Alina and Tomasz are childhood sweethearts. The night before he leaves for college, Tomasz proposes marriage. But when their village falls to the Nazis, Alina doesn’t know if Tomasz is alive or dead. 2019. Life changed beyond […]

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Read an extract from The Mitford Scandal by Jessica Fellowes

The newly married and most beautiful of the Mitford sisters, Diana, hot-steps around Europe with her husband and fortune heir Bryan Guinness, accompanied by maid Louisa Cannon, as well as some of the most famous and glamorous luminaries of the era. But murder soon follows, and with it, a darkness grows in Diana’s heart . […]

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An Orchestra of Minorities: Extract #1

  First Incantation   OBASIDINELU— I stand before you here in the magnificent court of Bechukwu, in Eluig we, the land of eternal, luminous light, where the perpetual song of the flute serenades the air— Like other guardian spirits, I have gone to uwa in many cycles of reincarnations, inhabiting a freshly created body each […]

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Read an extract from The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

  Read an extract from The Nickel Boys, the new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead – a devastating novel – based on true events – of a hellish American reform school.   P R O L O G U E   Even in death the boys were trouble. The secret […]

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Read an extract from Hormonal by Eleanor Morgan

Hormonal by Eleanor Morgan explores everything from contraception to PMS, in relation to anxiety, depression and taboos about hysteria and the ‘hormonal’ woman. It is a compelling portrait of the modern landscape of women and health, showing us how to navigate stigma and misinformation. Combining her own experiences with extensive research and expert contributions, Eleanor Morgan […]

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Read an extract from A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World

  A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher   Perfect for readers of Life of Pi, The Girl with all the Gifts and Station Eleven – Griz’s tale mixes sadness and hope in one unforgettable character’s quest amid the ruins of our fragile civilisation.   Read an extract:   Dogs were […]

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Exclusive sneak-peek of The First Time I Saw You by Emma Cooper

The First Time I Saw You is the new novel by Emma Cooper, out in ebook on 1st July 2019 and in paperback on 9th January 2020 Lost:Six-foot-two Irish man who answers to the name Samuel McLaughlin. Has weak shins and enjoys show tunes.If found, please return to Sophie Williams. Before Sophie met Samuel she saw […]

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Read An Extract of Nina Laurin’s The Starter Wife

A gripping new psychological thriller, for fans of The Girl on the Train, The Girl Before and The Wife Between Us. Claire Westcott tries to be the perfect wife to Byron but fears she will never measure up to his ex, Colleen. After all, it’s hard to compete with the dead. Colleen went missing eight years ago. Her […]

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Read an exclusive extract from The Swap by Fiona Mitchell

Read an extract from Fiona Mitchell’s gripping and heartbreaking new story, The Swap Two women. Two children. But whose is whose? When two strangers, Tess and Annie, undergo IVF at an American clinic, their embryos are mixed up and each woman gives birth to the wrong child. The women only discover the devastating error three […]

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Extract from The Stalker by Alex Gray

  Read an extract from Alex Gray’s latest novel: The Stalker   The latest William Lorimer investigation from bestselling author Alex Gray – Glasgow-set crime at its most thrilling. If you like Val McDermid, Stuart MacBride and Ann Cleeves, you will be utterly gripped by this twisty, heart-stopping crime novel.   Prologue   Darkness, be […]

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Read an exclusive extract from The Gift of Friends by Emma Hannigan

From the Number One bestselling author Emma Hannigan comes her new novel, The Gift of Friends, a magical story of love, friendship and hope. Kingfisher Road – a leafy, peaceful street in the town of Vayhill. But there are whispers behind closed doors. Who is moving into Number 10? Engaged to handsome, wealthy Justin Johnston, Danielle […]

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