The Kite Runner (2003) by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner has captured the hearts of readers the world over, staying on the New York Times best seller lists for nearly two years. A story of redemption and friendship, we follow Amir as he atones for betraying his best friend, Hassan as children.

The Paying Guests (2014) by Sarah Waters

Waters is known for her brilliant historical fiction and The Paying Guest is no exception. Set in Camberwell in 1922, we follow spinster Frances who take in intriguing lodgers.

The Blind Man’s Garden (2013) by Nadeem Aslam

Set in Western Pakistan and Eastern Afghanistan, Aslam’s fourth novel The Blind Mind's Garden is a fascinating and humane examination of the War on Terror from a new perspective: that of local Islamist characters.

Life After Life (2013) by Kate Atkinson

Life After Life takes a mind-bending look at alternative possible lives, in particular those of Ursula Todd. The various iterations of her life take her through major events such as World War Two.

The Unlikely Pilgrimmage of Harold Fry (2012) by Rachel Joyce

The Unlikely Pilgrimmage of Harold Fry's touching tale of love and forgiveness was Joyce’s debut and certainly marked her as one to watch. When Harold Fry hears from an old friend, he sets out to walk 627 miles to see her.

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