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Johannesburg
By Fiona Melrose

6 December 2013. Johannesburg. Gin has returned home from New York to throw a party for her mother's eightieth birthday; a few blocks away, at the Residence, Nelson Mandela's family prepare to announce Tata's death...

Maria In The Moon
By Louise Beech

Long ago my beloved Nanny Eve chose my name. Then one day she stopped calling me it. I try now to remember why, but I just can't.' Thirty-two-year-old Catherine Hope has a great memory. But she can't remember everything. She can't remember her ninth year. She can't remember when her insomnia started. And she can't remember why everyone stopped calling her Catherine-Maria.

Liz Lyon is a television producer and busy single mum to a teenage daughter. She works at StoryWorld, the UK's favourite morning show. As both confidante and team leader, she is the person tasked with controlling the conflicts and tantrums that flare up off-air. Having just started dating again, she's also having to deal with a few conflicts and tantrums at home...

Early one morning, blogger Alex Kubelick walks up to a total stranger and slaps him across the face. Hard. He smiles.

They've both just earned Emoticoin, in a new, all-consuming game that trades real-life emotions for digital currency.

Two Cousins of Azov
By Andrea Bennett

A heartwarming novel about the surprise of second chances in the autumn of your life.

Gor is keeping busy. He has a magic show to rehearse, his new assistant to get in line and a dacha in dire need of weeding. But he keeps being distracted by a tapping on his window – four floors up. Is old age finally catching up with him?

Tolya has woken from a long illness to find his memory gone.

The Faithful
By Juliet West

As Britain is pulled towards war, the secrets within two families threaten to tear them apart. Sxteen-year-old Hazel faces a long, dull summer with just her self-centred mother Francine for company.

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Martha Honeydew has been released from the terrifying Cell 7. But despite her new freedom, the corrupt judicial system is still tracking Martha's every move. And Isaac, her only trusted friend, is now imprisoned in the very same cells she was.

At First Light
By Vanessa Lafaye

1993, Key West, Florida. When a Ku Klux Klan official is shot in broad daylight, all eyes turn to the person holding the gun: a 96-year-old Cuban woman who will say nothing except to admit her guilt.

Conflicts of Interest
By Terry Stiastny

Lawrence Leith has retreated from his once-successful career in TV to a small village in the south of France to mourn the end of his marriage and the loss of his job. When his old colleague Martin Elliott arrives for a summer holiday.

The Black Death killed his father and brothers , making Oswald de Lacy Lord of Somershill Manor. It also killed many of his villagers, leaving fewer people to do more work.

So Oswald tries to use logic and patience to manage a struggling estate, a socially ambitious mother, an overbearing sister and a mutinous workforce.