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A story about dictatorship, in this case one which occurs within the family, and a young boy so entirely in the power of his father that he cannot speak the truth.

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In which an elderly woman, a music teacher, invites her unwilling students to give a musical recital at her home.

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In the early days of the Internet, 253 (‘the story of seven cars and a crash,’ set on the London Underground) was conceived by Geoff Ryman as an online-only novel.

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Written by one of the first foreign tourists to visit the post- war  Republic of Chechnya .

A compelling piece of  fiction that  takes the reader to the very heart of  war torn Chechnya .

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There’s something about this book that breaks down the wall of fiction and leaves the reader feeling viscerally overwhelmed by what they‘ve just read.

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Despite the precious title and aura of icky Victoriana, Burnett’s heroine Sara Crewe is actually a feisty little creature with a bit of a temper, fire in her veins and a huge imagination.

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In 1985, Salva Dut became one of 1,500 of Sudan’s famous “Lost Boys” for 11 long years, walking countless miles east to Ethiopia and later south to Kenya to live in refugee camps much like prisons.

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Another classic Alfie book from that wonderful empath and observer of small human nature, Shirley Hughes. 

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A gifted Canadian writer's fictionalized account of her family's struggle with suicide -- that of her father and her older sister.

 

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A mysterious (ghostly?) inspector exposes the contribution of every member of the Birling family in the suicide of Eva Smith.Birling's view that we are not all "bees in a hive" and that it is every man for himself is subverted by the Inspector who demonstrates how our actions impact upon others.

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