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    Don't Drink And Fly: The Story Of Bernice O'Hanlon
    Cathie Devitt - Paperback - Roundfire
    Bernice is a witch with many skeletons in her closet. She has an addictive personality, works as a holistic therapist, and struggles to maintain any intimate relationships. When mysterious letters start appearing at her door, she begins to think about her childhood and, with the help of her long-suffering friend Maggie, tries to come to terms with her past and the family she left behind. But nothing in Bernice's life is ever simple.
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    The Ballad Of Peckham Rye
    Muriel Spark - Paperback - New Directions
    Dougal is seen as a man of vision, a man who would breathe life into the Peckham firm of Meadows, Meade and Grindley. But before long, the unsuspecting workforce begin to manifest the results of Dougal's human research - mayhem, mutiny and murder.
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    The Comforters
    Muriel Spark - Paperback - New Directions
    Caroline Rose has a very unusual problem. She knows that she is a character in a novel. She is plagued by the tapping of typewriter keys and a strange detached narration of her thoughts and actions.
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    The Driver's Seat
    Muriel Spark - Paperback - New Directions
    Lise is driven to distraction by her office job so, leaving everything, she flies south on holiday. But what is she looking for? Infinity and eternity attend Lise's last terrible day in an unnamed southern city.
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    A Far Cry From Kensington
    Muriel Spark - Paperback - New Directions
    Mrs Hawkins, a comfortably large young widow, is often called upon to administer advice to colleagues and neighbours. But she follows her own advice, too, and turns from Mrs Hawkins into Nancy: quite a different proposition.
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    Loitering With Intent
    Muriel Spark - Paperback - New Directions
    Would-be novelist Fleur Talbot works for the snooty Sir Quentin Oliver at the Autobiographical Association, whose members are at work on their memoirs. When her employer gets his hands on Fleur's novel-in-progress, mayhem ensues when its scenes begin coming true.
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    Memento Mori
    Muriel Spark - Paperback - New Directions
    Muriel Spark's 'Memento Mori', first published in 1959, is among the finest novels by one of the most witty and inclusive British writers of recent times. It tells the acidly funny story of a group of elderly people who start to receive threatening phone calls telling them 'remember, you must die'.
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    The Land Agent
    J. David Simons - Hardback - Saraband
    'The Land Agent' follows the journey of a young Jew from Poland whose 1920s move to Palestine thrusts him into land and water disputes among Jews, Arabs, Zionists and others. It also brings him into contact with Celia, a Scottish Jew who has made her life on an idealistic kibbutz.
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    The Drum Tower
    Farnoosh Moshiri - Paperback - Sandstone Press
    In the closing years of the rule of the Shah, young Talkhoon lives with her sister, Taara, with her grandmother Khanum-Jaan, her grandfather Baba-Ji, and her disturbing uncle, Asaad, in the house known as The Drum Tower in Tehran. In the tower, Baba-Ji continues his life's work, an unfinishable book on the Simorgh, the Bird of Knowledge, but revolution of one sort or another is on the way and Talkhoon's father is in hiding. The girls live with the mystery of their missing mother, and Khanum-Jaan's inexplicable hatred of her.
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    A Book Of Death And Fish
    Ian Stephen - Hardback - Saraband
    Peter MacAulay sits down to write his will. The process sets in motion a compulsive series of reflections: a history of his own lifetime and a subjective account of how key events in the post-war world filter through to his home, Stornoway. He reveals his passions for history, engines and fish, and witnesses changing times - and things that don't change - in the Hebrides.

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