by Sally Rooney
"Set in Ireland, the story follows Connell and Marianne through high school and university. Their ever-changing relationship is depicted in subtle yet striking prose, and Rooney captures the beauty and fallibility of being young and in love with depth and sensitivity."
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Any Human Heart (William Boyd, £8.99) and Where the Crawdads Sing £14.99 (Delia Owens)