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The Riverman by Alex Gray

The Riverman

By Alex Gray

Glasgow. A corpse in the river. Is it an accidental death after an office party? Or something more sinister? Join DCI Lorimer and Solomon Brightman in the quest to find out. An unusual take on Glasgow's "No Mean City" image.

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The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break by Steven Sherrill

The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break

By Steven Sherrill

If you’ve ever felt alone or world-weary this could be just the book for you. This off-the-wall novel follows the humdrum daily life of M, a Minotaur, who works in a high-class restaurant in North Carolina.

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Nathaniel's Nutmeg by Giles Milton

Nathaniel's Nutmeg

By Giles Milton

Another one of those peculiar histories which has you asking, 'why would anybody bother to write a book about something so ordinary?' Reading this will answer that question, revealing that the humble nutmeg is anything but! One of the most prized commodities of Renaissance Europe and the cause of one of the bitterest conflicts of the 17th century, the story of the nutmeg will have you captivated and treating your spices with a little more respect.

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Nectar by Lily Prior

Nectar

By Lily Prior

This adult fairy tale, set in a lush Italian country estate, tells the story of a chambermaid whose bewitching scent sends men into an erotic frenzy. You can dip in and out at leisure and, like a jar of honey, you'll keep coming back.

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The Worms Can Carry Me to Heaven by Alan Warner

The Worms Can Carry Me to Heaven

By Alan Warner

At times profound, at times hilarious, this tale of a 40 year old playboy confronting the news that he is HIV positive is an outstanding read. Try it if you enjoy larger than life characters and truly inventive stories.

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