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John Boyne

John Boyne

·4.11·467,508 Ratings
“ The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. ” ― Chinese Proverb
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  • Crippen

    2007·
    ·3.85·795 Ratings
    July 1910: A gruesome discovery has been made at 39 Hilldrop Crescent, Camden.Chief Inspector Walter Dew of Scotland Yard did not expect the house to be empty. Nor did he expect to find a body in the cellar. Buried under the flagstones are the remains of
  • Next of Kin

    2006·
    ·3.82·305 Ratings
    John Boyne has been heralded as “one of the most imaginative and adventurous of the young Irish novelists working today†by the Irish Independent. He achieved bestseller status and won numerous awards worldwide for The Boy in the Striped
  • This House is Haunted

    2013·
    ·3.58·5,827 Ratings
    1867. Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her position as governess at Gaudlin Hall on a dark and chilling night. As she makes her way across the station platform, a pair of invisible hands push her from behind into the path of an approaching train.
  • Stay Where You Are and Then Leave

    2013·
    ·3.97·3,321 Ratings
    The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight - but he broke that promise the following day. Four years later, Alfie doesn't know where his father might be, other than that he's away on a special,
  • The Great War: Stories Inspired by Items from the First World War

    2015·
    ·3.67·314 Ratings
    An anthology of stories inspired by objects from the First World War. It is a collection of stories by bestselling authors, each inspired by a different object from the First World War. Each object illuminates an aspect of life during the war, and each st
  • The House of Special Purpose

    2013·
    ·4.09·3,036 Ratings
    From the author of The Absolutist, a propulsive novel of the Russian Revolution and the fate of the Romanovs. Part love story, part historical epic, part tragedy, The House of Special Purpose illuminates an empire at the end of its reign. Eighty-year-old
  • A History of Loneliness

    2014·
    ·4.21·3,353 Ratings
    Propelled into the priesthood by a family tragedy, Odran Yates is full of hope and ambition. When he arrives at Clonliffe Seminary in the 1970s, it is a time in Ireland when priests are highly respected, and Odran believes that he is pledging his life to
  • The Absolutist

    2012·
    ·4.03·6,724 Ratings
    It is September 1919: twenty-one-year-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver a package of letters to the sister of Will Bancroft, the man he fought alongside during the Great War. But the letters are not the real reason for Tri
  • The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket

    2012·
    ·3.98·2,386 Ratings
    There's nothing unusual about the Brockets. Normal, respectable, and proud of it, they turn up their noses at anyone strange or different. But from the moment Barnaby Brocket comes into the world, it's clear he's anything but ordinary. To his parents’ h
  • The Dare

    2009·
    ·3.31·516 Ratings
    At the start of his school holidays, Danny Delaney is looking forward to a trouble-free summer. But when his mother returns home one afternoon, flanked by two policemen, he knows that something terrible has happened. Mrs Delaney has accidentally hit a sma
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