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The Impressionist by Hari Kunzru

The Impressionist

By Hari Kunzru

Who amongst us has not at sometime asked the question: Who am I? A surprising read set in early 20th century India which tackles the big issue of identity.

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The Secret Purposes by David Baddiel

The Secret Purposes

By David Baddiel

A serious novel from a writer and comedian more commonly known for his laddish offerings in print and on TV, this is a well-structured and tightly plotted piece of romantic melodrama, touching, insightful, thoughtful and a good read.

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Homage to a Firing Squad by Tariq Goddard

Homage to a Firing Squad

By Tariq Goddard

A surreal, fable-like historical novel with a no holds barred take on sex and violence. Finely balanced between tragedy and comedy, it’s both readable and full of surprises.

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The Uncoupling by Cauvery Madhaven

The Uncoupling

By Cauvery Madhaven

A story which tells of the unravelling of an Indian marriage with great subtlety and skilful humour – not quite the tone you’d expect for the disintegration of a 26-year-old relationship. The backdrop of a whistle-stop tour of Europe makes for a great atmosphere.

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A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away by Christopher Brookmyre

A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away

By Christopher Brookmyre

Part comedy, part thriller, part satire, this is a book full of surprises. As two old friends reunite (one now an English teacher, the other a professional killer), their worlds collide and we get to go along for the ride. If you're looking for twists, turns and outrageous comedy, this is the novel for you.

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