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  • The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry

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    The Essex Serpent is Waterstone’s fiction book of the Year 2016, and is a gorgeous story about an amateur naturalist who loses her abusive husband and experiences a very different ,if unsought love, deep in the heart of Essex.

  • The Exorcist – William Peter Blatty

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    Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one. Inspired by a true story of a child’s demonic possession in the 1940s, William Peter Blatty created an iconic novel that focuses on Regan, the eleven-year-old daughter of a movie actress residing in Washington, D.C. A small group of overwhelmed yet determined individuals must rescue Regan from her unspeakable fate, and the drama that ensues is gripping and unfailingly terrifying.

  • The Explorer – Katherine Rundell

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    Christmas Choice 2017

    From his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred watches as the mysteries of the Amazon jungle pass by below him.

  • The Extended Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins

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    The Selfish Gene is a classic exposition of evolutionary thought. In it Professor Dawkins articulates a gene’s eye view of evolution – a view giving centre stage to these persistent units of information, and in which organisms can be seen as vehicles for the replication of genes.

  • The Farm by Tom Rob Smith

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    Deliciously creepy and unexpected, The Farm begins with a phone call. Daniel, living in London, is called by his seemingly distraught father with the news that his mother has been committed to a mental hospital. That his mother is accusing people, his father included, of terrible acts of violence and depravity, comes as a shock to Daniel, who believes that his parents have been living a quiet life on a farm in Sweden. His mother’s story, however, is a compelling one, and he finds his loyalties divided as he searches for the truth. Tom Rob Smith, author of the bestselling Child 44, is skilled at crafting a plot that seems it could go in several directions – and then moves in a completely different one. The Farm will keep you guessing until the very end.

  • The Father – Made in Sweden: Part 1 — Anton Svensson

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    The novel is based on a true story of 3 brothers and their friend who commit a series of robberies in an escalation of audacity and violence. They are relentlessly pursued by a detective whose own childhood mirrors that of the boys’: domestic violence and abuse. The brothers’ father casts a shadow in their lives making this a convincing portrait of the psychological damage handed down from father to son.

  • The Fault In Our Stars – John Green

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    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis.

  • The Fetch by Finuala Dowling

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    Dowling, previous author of What Poets Need and Flyleaf among others, is one of my favourite South African writers. In a country where politics is such a prevalent issue, it’s sometimes refreshing to read a story that steers clear of this topic. The story is set in Slangkop, a small community near Kommetjie. Nina, a librarian and hopeless romantic, falls in love with Chas, a flamboyant and glamorous copywriter and notorious party-thrower. William, scientist and eccentric, harbours secret feelings for Nina. Over time Nina discovers that her assumptions were misguided. The combination of Dowling’s beautiful writing, subtle yet incisive wit and her focus on nuance of character is what makes her books such a delight.

  • The Fifth Column – Andrew Gross

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    February 1939 and Europe is on the brink of war. Charles Mossman is in a bar in Hell’s Kitchen, New York, reeling from the loss of his job and his failing marriage. Outside thousands of Nazi sympathizers are attending a hate-spewing rally. As he confronts one, Charles makes a horrendous mistake with deadly consequences.

  • The Fifth Mountain – Paulo Coelho

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    The Fifth Mountain, is set in the 9th century BC. Elijah is a young man struggling to maintain his sanity amidst a chaotic world of tyranny and war. Forced to flee his home, then choose between his newfound love and security and his overwhelming sense of duty, this is a moving and inspiring story about how we can transcend even the most terrible ordeals by keeping faith and love alive.

  • The Finkler Question – Howard Jacobson

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    Julian Treslove, a professionally unspectacular former BBC radio producer, and Sam Finkler, a popular Jewish philosopher, writer and television personality, are old school friends. Despite very different lives, they’ve never quite lost touch with each other – or with their former teacher, Libor Sevcik.

  • The Flame – Leonard Cohen

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    A remarkable collection of his life’s work, selected by Cohen himself in his last days, and posthumously compiled to his plan.