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The lives of two very different women intersect in Candice Bruce’s The Longing (Vintage), when Ellis MacRorie is shipped to Victoria in the 1840s from her Scottish homeland and her Aboriginal servant looses her tribe in an act of violence. In Cathy Kelly’s The House on Willow Street (HarperCollins), Jess is happy with her lot: she lives in an idyllic Irish coastal village with her teenage son and works in the local antique shop. Her only regret in life is that everything went horribly wrong with her first love. Chris Flynn’s A Tiger in Eden (Text) is the story of Irish loyalist Billy, on a journey of s-x, drugs and bar-room brawls through mid-1990s Thailand–Media Extra.

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