General Fiction

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  • Cover scan of The Credit Draper
    The Credit Draper
    J. David Simons - Paperback - Saraband
    'The Credit Draper', an original debut novel by J. David Simons, is more than just an immigrant's story about the search for identity in an alien land - it is also a book about whisky, football and waterproof clothing.
  • Cover scan of The Liberation Of Celia Kahn
    The Liberation Of Celia Kahn
    J. David Simons - Paperback - Saraband
    Glasgow 1915. Set against the background of rent strikes, anti-war sentiment and a revolution brewing in Russia, a young Jewish woman from the Gorbals gains her first taste for protest and female solidarity. But it is her own rape that galvanises her even further as she capmaigns to introduce birth control to the women of the city.
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    A Confederate General From Big Sur
    Richard Brautigan - Paperback - Canongate
    Lee Mellon believes he is the descendent of the only Confederate General to have come from Big Sur and is himself a seeker after truth in his own modern-day war against the status quo and the state of the Union.
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    Dead Lovely
    Helen FitzGerald - Paperback - Faber & Faber
    Krissie & Sarah have been best friends forever. Sarah is married to Kyle & they are trying for a baby. Krissie becomes pregnant after a one night stand on holiday & this upsets Sarah, who is having trouble conceiving. To ease the tension between them all, they go on a walking holiday in Loch Lomond, which has disastrous consequences.
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    Scotland Or No
    Peter Burnett - Paperback - Thirsty Books
    Back living in Ediburgh, Alan Stewart hasn't seen his father for 6 years, other than on Twitter where he is known as Scotland's biggest conspiracy theorist. Claiming to have uncovered an army of false internet profiles, Alan's father sets him on a crash course in lies and manipulation, as these fakes take centre-stage in the battle for Scottish independence.
  • Cover scan of Sedition
    Katharine Grant - Paperback - Virago
    Motherless Alathea Sawneyford, her charms grown disturbing as she rebels against her father, has made the city's streets her own, while Annie Cantabile is constrained, by her own disfigurement and her father, to his pianoforte workshop under the shadow of Tyburn gibbet. One afternoon the dusty workshop receives a visitor. A man, representing an unscrupulous band of City speculators, Alathea's father among them, require a pianoforte and its charming teacher to find titled husbands for all their daughters. It seems an innocent enough plan but these are subversive times and perhaps even a drawing-room piano lesson isn't exactly what it seems.
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    Trout Fishing In America
    Richard Brautigan - Paperback - Canongate
    The title of the book is a pseudonym for the miraculous as the author leads the reader through the byways of America's rural communities in an exploration of the land and mind.
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    The Crow Road
    Iain Banks - Book with sound disc - Hachette Audio
    Prentice McHoan has returned to the bosom of his complex but enduring Scottish family. Relations with his father are strained, his brother is funnier and better-looking than he is, and the woman of his dreams is out of reach.
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    The Loveliest Chocolate Shop In Paris
    Jenny Colgan - Book with sound disc - Hachette Audio
    As dawn breaks over the Pont Neuf, and the cobbled alleyways of Paris come to life, Anna Trent is already awake and at work; mixing and stirring the finest, smoothest, richest chocolate - made entirely by hand, it is sold to the grandes dames of Paris. It's a huge shift from the chocolate factory she worked in at home in the north of England. But when an accident changed everything, Anna was thrown back in touch with her French teacher, Claire , who offered her the chance of a lifetime - to work in Paris with her former sweetheart, Thierry, a master chocolatier.
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    The Quarry
    Iain Banks - Book with sound disc - Hachette Audio
    Kit doesn't know who his mother is. What he does know, however, that his father, Guy, is dying of cancer. Feeling his death is imminent, Guy gathers around him his oldest friends - or at least the friends with the most to lose by his death. But what will happen to Kit when Guy is gone? And why isn't Kit's mother in the picture? As the friends reunite for Guy's last days, old jealousies, affairs and lies come to light as Kit watches on.

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