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    • More Fool Me, Fry,  Stephen
    More Fool Me
    Stephen Fry

    Fry's third voume of memoir recounts the period from the end of the 80's when his life became a blur of work, parties, drinking dens, and poker games. A life of excess at at time when AIDS became an epidemic and politics in Britain turned nasty. He ... read more

    • Narrow Road to the Deep North, Flanagan,  Richard
    Narrow Road to the Deep North
    Richard Flanagan

    The Booker Prize Winner 2014. August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma death railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by a love affair as he struggles to look after and lead the men under his command. Everyone ... read more

    • Nora Webster, Toibin,  Colm
    Nora Webster
    Colm Toibin

    It is the late 1960s in Ireland. Nora Webster is living in a small town, looking after her four children, trying to rebuild her life after the death of her husband. She's intelligent, at times difficult and impatient, at times kind, but she is trappe ... read more

    • Outline, Cusk,  Rachel
    Rachel Cusk

    A woman writer goes to Athens in the height of summer to teach a writing course. Though her own circumstances remain indistinct, she becomes the audience to a chain of narratives, as the people she meets tell her one after another the stories of thei ... read more

    • Peripheral, Gibson,  William
    William Gibson

    Some time around the year 2020,in a trailer park in the Deep South, a young woman witnesses a murder. She is in a video game, and watches with horror as a drone strike kills a child. At precisely the same moment, one hundred years in the future, a bo ... read more

    • Poetry Notebook, James,  Clive
    Poetry Notebook
    Clive James

    Poetry Notebook is the product of over fifty years of writing, reading, translating and thinking about poetry. As a committed formalist and an as astute and life-time time student and fan, James offers close readings of individual poems and poets, di ... read more

    • 10:04, Lerner,  Ben
    Ben Lerner

    In the last year, the narrator of "10:04" has enjoyed unlikely literary success, has been diagnosed with a potentially fatal medical condition, and has been asked by his best friend to help her conceive a child. In a New York of increasingly frequent ... read more

    • A Bone of Fact, Walsh,  David
    A Bone of Fact
    David Walsh

    David Walsh - the creator of Mona in Hobart - is something of an enigma. A multi-millionaire who made his money gambling, David has turned a wild vision into a unique reality; he is in turns controversial, mysterious and idolised. A Bone of Fact is h ... read more

    • Bush, Watson,  Don
    Don Watson

    Starting with his forebears' battle to drive back nature and eke a living from the land, Don Watson explores the bush as it was and as it now is: the triumphs and the ruination, the commonplace and the bizarre, the stories we like to tell about ourse ... read more

    • Let Me Be Frank With You, Ford,  Richard
    Let Me Be Frank With You
    Richard Ford

    Frank Bascombe returns ! Sixty-seven years old, ensconced in a quiet suburb in Haddam, New Jersey, Frank lives with his second wife Sally, enjoying retirement. Unfolding over several days before Christmas, we follow Bascombe as he navigates life in t ... read more

    • Lila, Robinson,  Marilynne
    Marilynne Robinson

    Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church to shelter from the rain-and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister and widower, John Ames, ... read more

    • Merciless Gods, Tsiolkas,  Christos
    Merciless Gods
    Christos Tsiolkas

    Tsiolkas's latest is a collection of stories that revolve around love, sex, death, family, friendship, betrayal, tenderness, sacrifice and revelation in worlds that are both strange and familiar. Original, imaginative, insightful - and good. read more