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The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh

by: Gary Kottary

 


ISBN: 9788179921258

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

Subject: Fiction, General

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The Fat Lady Sings

The Fat Lady Sings

by: Jacqueline Roy

 

Diagnosed as insane and placed in a psychiatric unit, Gloria and Merle are forced to reassess their lives. They realize that the pain and loss that have brought them to where they are reveal more of the weakness of the system than any failure of the human spirit.


ISBN: 9780704347113

Publisher: Women's Press Ltd,The

Subject: Fiction, General

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The Wasted Vigil

The Wasted Vigil

by: Nadeem Aslam

 

Nadeem Aslam's dazzling new novel takes place in modern-day Afghanistan. A Russian woman named Lara arrives at the house of Marcus Caldwell, an Englishman and widower living in an old perfume factory in the shadow of the Tora Bora mountains. It is possible that Marcus's daughter, Zameen, may have...


ISBN: 9780571238781

Publisher: Faber and Faber

Subject: Fiction, General

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The Sword of Honour Trilogy

The Sword of Honour Trilogy

by: Evelyn Waugh

 

This is a trilogy of novels about World War II, based on the author's own experiences as an army officer. The focus of the action is Guy Crouchback, head of an ancient but decayed Catholic family. The story presents a moving but often hilarious picture of war's consolations and vicissitudes


ISBN: 9781857151732

Publisher: Everyman's Library

Subject: Fiction, General

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Lighthousekeeping

Lighthousekeeping

by: Jeanette Winterson

 

'A child born of chance might imagine that Chance was its father, in the way that gods fathered children, and then abandoned them, without a backward glance, but with one small gift. I wondered if a gift had been left for me. I had no idea where to look, or what I was looking for, but I know now...


ISBN: 9780007181513

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Subject: Fiction, General

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The Towers of Silence

The Towers of Silence

by: Paul Scott

 

It is the last, bitter days of World War II and the British Raj in India is crumbling. Ensconced in the Indian Hill Station of Pankot are the English wives, mothers, daughters and widows of the officers embroiled in the ongoing conflict. With their old beliefs and assumptions under increasingly...


ISBN: 9780099436164

Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd

Subject: Fiction, General

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Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years

Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years

by: Sue Townsend

 

Mole is back. The fourth novel in the massively popular Adrian Mole series, from internationally bestselling author Sue Townsend. Once again she lets us delve into the hilarious and touching life of a character adored by millions everywhere. Adrian Mole has at last reached physical maturity, but...


ISBN: 9780141010885

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Subject: Fiction, General

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Affairs at Hampden Ferrers

Affairs at Hampden Ferrers

by: Brian W. Aldiss

 

Hampden Ferrars is an obscure country village, not too distant from Oxford. Its village church, St Clements, is 1,500 years old, and some of the villagers decide that this record of continuity and stability should be celebrated. Many are the difficulties in the way. Foreigners arrive - in...


ISBN: 9780316725811

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group

Subject: Fiction, General

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The Ghost Road

The Ghost Road

by: Pat Barker

 

1918, the closing months of the war. Army psychiatrist William Rivers is increasingly concerned for the men who have been in his care - particularly Billy Prior, who is about to return to combat in France with young poet Wilfred Owen. As Rivers tries to make sense of what, if anything, he has...


ISBN: 9780141030951

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Subject: Fiction, General

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House of Meetings

House of Meetings

by: Martin Amis

 

There were conjugal visits in the slave camps of the USSR. Valiant women would travel continental distances, over weeks and months, in the hope of spending a night, with their particular enemy of the people, in the House of Meetings. The consequences of these liaisons were almost invariably...


ISBN: 9780224076098

Publisher: Vintage

Subject: Fiction, General

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