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Portrait of a Family With a Fat Daughter

A rags to riches novel but also a paean to Italian family values. The story follows the family from rural poverty in the 1890s to prosperity in the 1950s. Teeming with interesting characters; mostly women. Men don't play a significant role in the family. A little tricky at times as many of the family had the same christian name and nicknames - but beautifully written and translated from the Italian.

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Early Riser

Disturbing ethical questions underlie this dystopia's quirky humour and thrilling plot. In climate-changed Wales where humans hibernate, a pharmaceutical giant is up to no good. A must if you enjoy dreadful puns and mind-bending concepts!

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