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  • The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales – H. P. Lovecraft

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    The Cthulhu Mythos was H.P. Lovecraft’s greatest contribution to supernatural literature.

  • The Complete Novels of Jane Austen

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    Jane Austen revolutionized the literary romance, using it as a platform from which to address issues of gender politics and class consciousness among the British middle-class of the late eighteenth century.

  • The Conan Chronicles: Volume 1 : The People of the Black Circle – Robert E. Howard

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    Conan the Cimmerian: he rose from boy-thief and mercenary to become king of Aquilonia.

  • The Corset – Laura Purcell

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    The Corset is a Victorian-era, gothic murder mystery. Ruth is a young seamstress, who is given the death sentence for a murder she confesses to.

  • The Course of Love – Alain de Botton

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    This is an intriguing study of a marriage by philosopher De Botton, and his first novel in more than two decades. Rabih and Kirsten are a couple in Edinburgh who meet, fall in love and get married. The book centres on what happens after that. It is a careful study of the behaviours and psychologies of a married relationship over time. The notions of idealized romance are dissected, and in its place an awareness of the imperfections of one’s partner, as well those of one’s own. This is an enjoyable and profound examination of just how love manages to survive the familiarity and tedium of everyday life. Passages are punctuated by De Botton’s own philosophical musings and observations. It could perhaps be described as a portrayal of the essential realization that most what our lives entail is courage and kindness in the face of the mundane. Highly recommended

  • The Crooked Staircase – Dean Koontz

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    Jane Hawk knows she may be living on borrowed time. But as long as she’s breathing, she’ll never cease her one-woman war against the terrifying conspiracy that threatens the freedom—and free will—of millions.

  • The Cruel Prince – Holly Black

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    Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans.

  • The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike 1) – Robert Galbraith

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    When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case. A war veteran, wounded both physically and psychologically, Strike’s life is in disarray.

  • The Curious Bird Lover’s Handbook – Niall Edworthy

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    How do migrating birds know where to go? Are birds really descended from dinosaurs? How do birds have sex?

  • The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper – Phaedra Patrick

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    It is necessary to keep a sharp eye out for books that have no other purpose than to charm and make you feel happy and hopeful. Up there with Harold Fry and A Man Called Ove, Arthur Pepper is a sheer delight. A year after his beloved wife’s death, Arthur, who has been living a regimented and mechanical life of grief, discovers among her things, a charm bracelet. Jolted out of his routine existence by a curiosity about his wife’s life before they met, he sets out to discover the meanings behind the charms. His journey takes him to London, Paris and then to India and he has many wonderful adventures and meets some fascinating people along the way. He gets lightly mauled by a tiger, acquires some electric blue harem pants and confronts a wayward elephant. He also reconnects with his grown children. And somewhere along the line he is reminded of the varied wonders of life itself. Gorgeous, up-lifting read.

  • The Daily Show Presidential Twitter Library – Trevor Noah

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    As seen on The Daily Show, an illustrated portrait of the Donald J. Trump Twitter account, with analysis and ‘scholarly’ commentary from the writers of The Daily Show and an introduction by Trevor Noah. In June 2017, just steps from Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah opened The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library, a 4,000-square-foot museum space that gave the 45th president and his amazing Twitter legacy the respect they deserve.

  • The Dark Powers of Tolkien – David Day

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    Here in his latest book, best-selling author and Tolkien expert David Day explores Tolkien’s portrayal of evil, and the sources that inspired his work: from myth, literature and history.