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Other Halves – Nick Alexander

The Half-Life of Hannah challenged the notion that you are allowed to follow your dreams, and not feel stuck in your everyday routine. Other Halves, in turn, describes the beginning of the rest of Hannah´s and Cliff´s lives as they struggle to come to terms with the aftermath of their not-so-relaxing holiday in France. Hannah has left Cliff to pursue her love for his brother, and Cliff is coming to terms with the admission that he is, indeed, bisexual. Their son, Luke, must fight through his parents’ divorce, faced with the difficult decision between choosing to live with his dad, or move with his mother and her new boyfriend to Australia.

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The Sudden Arrival of Violence – Malcolm Mackay

The novel is entirely grounded in a realistic depiction of Glaswegian gang culture.

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What If? – Randall Munroe

Armed only with mathematics and his own illustrations, Munroe attempts to tackle only the weirdest and most wonderful questions.

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The Night The Rich Men Burned

He returns with standalone novel, The Night the Rich Men Burned, which tells the story of several villainous characters wrapped up in the dark Glaswegian criminal underworld.

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The Half-Life of Hannah

The twists of the plot and the following actions are boringly expected.

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Can’t and Won’t – Lydia Davis

Davis presents a cross section of the human condition – the happiness, but above all the struggle and strangeness of all too familiar episodes.

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More Fool Me – Stephen Fry

Here, Fry is no longer a showbiz hopeful, but a man in his element, capable of everything.

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Jacob’s Folly

The balance to be found between duty and desire is an inner struggle that all in life will have to face, the choice between self-interest and the needs of those around you have a way of conflicting and it is this moral dilemma that Rebecca Miller concerns herself with in Jacob’s Folly.