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Most popular Opening Extracts 3 - 10 Aug 08

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson   August 2008 Book of the Month.    A forty year old mystery all mixed up with family feuds, fraud and corruption this is the first of a trilogy. There is plenty to keep your interest hooked and the two main characters are ... Download free opening extract
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When Will There Be Good News? When Will There Be Good News? Kate Atkinson Atkinson’s crime novels just keep getting better and better. Great characterisation, brilliant plotting and an excellent story teller. One of the best crime novels you’ll read this year. ... Download free opening extract
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Twilight (Twilight Saga Book 1) Twilight (Twilight Saga Book 1) Stephenie Meyer Deeply seductive and irresistibly compelling, this is an extraordinary love story that will stay with you long after you’ve finished it. It’s the first in the Twilight series and is a captivating sage of vampire romance. ... Download free opening extract
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Busy Woman Seeks Wife Busy Woman Seeks Wife Annie Sanders Trying to juggle work, the loss of her cleaner and her mother moving in after a fall, Alex decides to take up her friend’s suggestion that she needs a “wife” to take care of everything at home. However, what seems ... Download free opening extract
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East of the Sun East of the Sun Julia Gregson Reviewed on Richard & Judy on Wednesday 9 July 2008.    This is an utterly captivating story of three young British women in search of freedom and love in 1920s India, but it also provides a wonderful insight into a now vanished ... Download free opening extract
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The Outcast The Outcast Sadie Jones Reviewed on Richard & Judy on Wednesday 25 June 2008.   Shortlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2008.An incredibly moving story about a damaged son returning home from prison determined to make a better life for himself. However, some ... Download free opening extract
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Goodnight, Beautiful Goodnight, Beautiful Dorothy Koomson My Best Friend’s Girl was a Richard and Judy Book Club title, this is in similar vein, a challenging subject about surrogacy, love and true friendship, beautifully handled, moving and powerful. Comparison: Jane Fallon, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Elizabeth Berg. ... Download free opening extract
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The Blood Pit The Blood Pit Kate Ellis This is the twelfth West Country crime novel featuring the black detective Wesley Peterson. Personally I cannot understand why he, or indeed the author, are not household names. They all have an historical sub-plot, are intriguing, full of ... Download free opening extract
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Skeletons at the Feast Skeletons at the Feast Chris Bohjalian    August 2008 UK Debut of the Month.   Chris Bohjalian’s UK debut is a haunting and beautifully written story set as the Second World War is ending. Anna is leaving East Prussia for the hope of a better life behind British or ... Download free opening extract
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Mr Cavendish, I Presume Mr Cavendish, I Presume Julia Quinn If you love this genre of Regency Romance then Julia Quinn is definitely worth a look. These are funny and charming, with plenty of dialogue to give them a fast pace. Julia Quinn writes pure escapism with feisty, fun characters ... Download free opening extract

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Splat The Cat Splat The Cat Rob Scotton This is a charming, clever and often hilarious story dealing with overcoming those awful fears of that terrible saga, the first day of school. Splat is cat who is nervous about his first day in cat class. So nervous in ... Download free opening extract
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Spells Spells Emily Gravett A stunning new picture book from Emily Gravett, full of witchcraft, wizardry and magic. We meet a frog trying his utmost to turn himself into a handsome prince from a torn up spell book resulting inevitably confusing consequences. It has ... Download free opening extract
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Something Wickedly Weird: The Wooden Mile Something Wickedly Weird: The Wooden Mile Chris Mould This is the start of a terrific new series that fans of Lemony Snicket’s ‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ will absolutely love.  In fact, we think it will have even wider appeal as it is a little more believable although equally ... Download free opening extract
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Young Wizards Young Wizards Michael Lawrence This is non-stop comedy involving twin boys who discover that when they reach 12 and a half they fine that they have the most extraordinary talents.  But using their powers without causing chaos all around could be more difficult.  You’ll ... Download free opening extract
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Before I Die Before I Die Jenny Downham Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2008. This is a haunting yet truly amazing read but don't read it too young. Definitely not for someone less than 14 years old. If you knew you were going to die what would ... Download free opening extract
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The Meaning Of Life The Meaning Of Life Joanna Nadin Laugh out loud funny from the first page, The Meaning of Life, will be devoured by teenagers and adults in equal measure just as the Diaries of Adrian Mole hit the spot for a different generation. A spot-on teenage voice ... Download free opening extract
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Mysterious Benedict Society Mysterious Benedict Society Trenton Lee Stuart This is a No. 1 New York Times Bestseller that we’ve been raving about since it went stratospheric across the water earlier this year. Here you will meet four very unusual children each with three things in common – ... Download free opening extract
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Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox Eoin Colfer This is the jaw-dropping, eagerly anticipated sixth book in multi-award-winning block buster Artemis Fowl series. Artemis finds himself travelling back in time to fight his younger self and save his mother from a dangerous illness. Fast, funny and as usual ... Download free opening extract
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We are wearing out the naughty step We are wearing out the naughty step Mick Inkpen Good fun for all in this story about too much naughtiness! The children are endlessly on the naughty step, everyone is misbehaving and Mummy is nearing the end of her tether…In fact, she snaps! Even she ends up on the ... Download free opening extract
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Jiggy McCue: Kid Swap Jiggy McCue: Kid Swap Michael Lawrence Brilliantly funny and typical of the author, it’s full of his razor sharp wit. Jiggy McCue is much loved by boys and girls alike and when Jiggy finds he’s been signed up by his parents for a reality TV show ... Download free opening extra

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