Haven by Emma Donoghue

Medieval Ireland: Following a vision he sees in a dream, Artt, a pious monk, leaves behind the world to seek out an island where he will build a monastery. He takes with him a young monk and an older one. Soon the isolation and Artt's blindness to survival skills starts to create uneasiness in the …

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The Beloved Girls by Harriet Evans

Catherine is a successful London barrister who has recently lost an important case, when she starts to see a face that she recognizes from her distant past and her house is broken into. It's time to face the secret of her past that twines her family with that of the family at the country estate, …

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The Darkest Evening (Vera Stanhope Mystery #9) by Ann Cleeves

The Darkest Evening is the ninth and latest from Ann Cleeves series featuring detective Vera Stanhope. Vera is driving back from the office when she goes off course in a snowstorm, and comes across a car left with it's door open and an unattended baby inside. As there is no one nearby, she takes the …

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Simon Jay’s Bastardography: a memoir of coming out, bullying, and bipolar disorder.

I first met Simon on a film shoot about 5 or 6 years ago. He was brought in as a writer, and I liked the way he was so intelligent and down to earth. He was funny. Catching a train back into central London together, he surprised me by making little quips about Australian politics …

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How To Wear Shirts Now: Classic Style with Hawes & Curtis. 

Every wardrobe should have a crisp shirt in it. They go with everything, they always look stylish. But to my mind, they're worth spending a little money on to get a good fit and proper lines. An ill fitting shirt can be so unflattering. So when a classic British brand sent me a shirt from their …

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Houdini, the Bronte’s and Rose & Co Apothecary: British handmade bath and body care with Victorian appeal.

British handmade beauty and body products with an interesting history behind them... Recently I was given a revelatory little product to try, which introduced me to this brand, which I have to share with you! I love a beautiful, vintage look to my beauty products, I'm a total sucker for gorgeous packaging. But the products from …

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