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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Follow in the poignant footsteps of Harold, a humble ordinary elderly man, who on impulse sets out on an extraordinary walking pilgrimage from Devon to Berwick-upon-Tweed. As you trek through his metaphorical journey of missed opportunities, mistakes, and regrets; you reflect on your own life choices and the impact you may have had on other people.

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Tell the Wolves I'm Home

June loves her sister who is growing up too fast and her uncle who is dying of AIDS. How can she come to terms with her loneliness? And can any love be the wrong kind? This sensitive and compassionate story took me right back to my teenage years.

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The She-Devil in the Mirror

A woman is murdered in front of her children – who knows why or by whom? I loved the originality, pace, suspense and black humour of this shocking tale and learned a lot about life in post civil-war San Salvador through the non-stop gossip of ‘best friend’ Laura.

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Yet another excellent Nordic crime novel: 1222 triumphantly updates 'the locked train' mystery for the terrorist age. Expect a read full of old-fashioned suspense of the best kind and a ballsy heroine in the shape of retired police inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen.

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Apocalypse for Beginners

Journeys of friendship and self discovery drizzled with a hint of sweetness and quirkiness all make for a pleasant read. The blend of characters, moving between the Canadian, US and Japanese settings is perfect to lighten the mood when you've some time to yourself.

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