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The Birth of Venus

The Birth of Venusby Sarah Dunant

This book is a tour de force from one of Britain's most innovative thriller writers. It brings alive the history of Florence at its most dramatic period, telling a compulsive story of love, art, religion and power through the passionate voice of Alessandra, a remarkable fifteen year old heroine with th same vibrancy of spirit as her beloved city.

Sarah Dunant has written eight novels and has worked widely in television and radio.

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Touch my Heart

Touch my Heart by Yong Pease

Jen's life so far, to Western eyes, has been one of work, hardship and responsibility. Then after her mother's death she suddenly find a freedom for which she is ill prepared. But it seems all she has to do now is learn to be young.

This is Yong Pease's second novel set in Malaysia, the country of her birth and again she leads the reader on an irresistible magical journey full of love, tenderness, humour and danger. A fascinating read.

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Aberystwyth Mon Amour

by Malcolm Pryce

Schoolboys are disappearing all over Aberystwyth and nobody knows why. Louie Knight, the town's private investigator knows that this case is going to take all his contacts to solve and maybe more besides.

The review from the Times Literary Supplement catches the essence of this first novel from Pryce well when it says the book is very black and very funny. It mixes satire, farce, fantasy and comic strip in a world where The Famous Five meets Raymond Chandler. The Daily Telegraph says that it wishes all first novels could be written with such panache and abundant comic talent.

A must for anyone who has visited Aber and if you haven't then book your ticket now!

This copy is inscribed as having been bought in Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

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