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<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">The Pursuit of William Abbey - Clare North [99p]</a>
4.3/5 [64 Ratings]
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'I was cursed in Natal, in 1884. Cursed by truth and by blood. The shadow took to me, and we have been together since.'

From the bestselling and award-winning author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and 84K comes a powerful new novel about a young man haunted by a ghost from his past, and by the dark crimes committed in the name of the British empire.
<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">Aurora - Kim Stanley Robinson [99p]</a>
3.7/5 [807 ratings]
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'What a saga! Scifi with honest, complex humanity, physics, biology, sociology' - Tom Hanks

'Aurora is a magnificent piece of writing, certainly Robinson's best novel since his mighty Mars trilogy, perhaps his best ever' - Guardian

Our voyage from Earth began generations ago.

Now, we approach our destination.

A new home.

Aurora.

Brilliantly imagined and beautifully told, Aurora is the work of a writer at the height of his powers.
<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">Fall or, Dodge in Hell - Neal Stephenson [£1.99]</a>
3.4/5 [689 ratings]
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What if we could live forever?

What if we did?

In Fall or, Dodge in Hell exists a world where we hold the keys to our own mortality, where the limits of survival no longer exist, and the potential to decide our fates lies in our corruptible hands.

From one of the greatest speculative writers of our time comes an epic saga of life and death, power and technology, and a future that isn’t as far away as it seems…
Fantasy

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett [99p]</a>
4.7/5 [5478 ratings]
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NOW ON AMAZON PRIME AND WILL PREMIERE ON BBC 2 WEDNESDAY 15 JANUARY - STARRING DAVID TENNANT, MICHAEL SHEEN, JON HAMM AND BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH

'Ridiculously inventive and gloriously funny' Guardian

What if, for once, the predictions are right, and the Apocalypse really is due to arrive next Saturday, just after tea?

It's a predicament that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon, now find themselves in. They've been living amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and, truth be told, have grown rather fond of the lifestyle and, in all honesty, are not actually looking forward to the coming Apocalypse.

Now people have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so it's only natural to be sceptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day.

You could spend the time left drowning your sorrows, giving away all your possessions in preparation for the rapture, or laughing it off as (hopefully) just another hoax. Or you could just try to do something about it.

And then there's the small matter that someone appears to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .
Horror

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">The Magic Cottage - James Herbert [99p]</a>
4.6/5 [379 ratings]
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The Magic Cottage is another classic from the Master of Horror James Herbert.

A cottage was found in the heart of the forest. It was charming, maybe a little run-down, but so peaceful – a magical haven for creativity and love. But the cottage had an alternative side – the bad magic. What happened there was horrendous beyond belief.
Weird Fiction

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">Finch - Jeff VanderMeer [99p]</a>
4.2/5 [36 ratings]
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From the Author of Annihilation, now a major Film adaptation starring Natalie Portman.

Shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award, the Nebula Award and the Locus Award.

AMBERGRIS: 239 Manzikert Avenue, Apartment 525.

Two dead bodies lie on a dusty floor. One corpse is cut in half, the other is utterly unmarked. Only one is human.

Ambergris is occupied, ruined and rotting. Its buildings are crumbling, or mutating into moist and hostile new life forms. The population is brought to its knees by narcotics, detention camps and arbitrary acts of terror. And for motives unknown, the new masters of the city want this bizarre case closed. Now.

With no leads and one week to conclude his investigation, Detective John Finch is about to find himself in the cross-hairs of every spy, rebel, informer and traitor in town. And what he discovers will change Ambergris forever...
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Interesting ... just received an email.

Looks like if you follow various authors, Amazon will tempt a new purchase out of you. In this case, makes the books the cheapest they've ever been.

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Yes I got that for a random author.
I don’t think I have really used “follow and author”
In any event I don’t think I have paid more than £0’99 for a kindle book for years!


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Ignore. Sorted
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cjanderson wrote:In any event I don’t think I have paid more than £0’99 for a kindle book for years!
Yes! I started off snatching up any free books - got about 200, then slowly started buying them at 99p. Probably got close to 200 of those now!

Used to read 1 book every 7-10 days, but I've not read anything in the past year. So apart from my watched authors, I seriously need to limit my purchases now! :doh:
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Is there anyway I can share my kindle library with my dad on his own kindle but with us both having our own separate accounts. So he can’t purchase anything using my details and more importantly he can’t effect the reading status of any of my books etc
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dunkle wrote:Is there anyway I can share my kindle library with my dad on his own kindle but with us both having our own separate accounts. So he can’t purchase anything using my details and more importantly he can’t effect the reading status of any of my books etc
I'm not sure whether it's address limited but in the Manage Household part of my account I set up shared kindle libraries between the wife and I. It's literally just access to the libraries. Purchases can only be made on your own account.
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Cheers. That’s very helpful
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Yep, my brother and I share a common library, and we added Mum as a child!
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<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">Redemption's Blade (After the War Book 1) by Adrian Tchaikovsky</a> £0.99
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WeaselFierce wrote:I'm not sure whether it's address limited but in the Manage Household part of my account I set up shared kindle libraries between the wife and I. It's literally just access to the libraries. Purchases can only be made on your own account.
driver8 wrote:Yep, my brother and I share a common library, and we added Mum as a child!
Cheers. Just tried
Setup sharing which seems to have worked but when going on my dads kindle it says the library is empty

They show within Contents and Devices as being shared on his account but do not show up within his kindle app
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dunkle wrote:Cheers. Just tried
Setup sharing which seems to have worked but when going on my dads kindle it says the library is empty

They show within Contents and Devices as being shared on his account but do not show up within his kindle app
You can filter by downloaded etc so check that.
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I’ve sussed it. Cheers. Was a small option within the settings to specifically have them show in each device. Thanks all.
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Adam M. Steiner

“𝐈 𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞, 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞. 𝐏𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐝; 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐞 𝐩𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝.”

THE PILLOW KNIFE is now available in the Kindle store, with THE CENSOR'S HAND briefly for free as a launch offer.

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<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">Affiliated Link</a>

Ian Kershaw's masterly one volume biography of Hitler is 99p for today only
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99p each, 500+ pages, very well-reviewed, 4.5/5.

Strangely these don't seem to be 'Deal Of The Day' (maybe a discounted coincidence?)

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">The Templars - by Dan Jones</a>
  • 'Fast-paced narrative history depicted with irresistible verve, bloody battle scenes and moments of laugh-out-loud wit ... This is another triumphant tale from a historian who writes as addictively as any page-turning novelist' -- Observer.
  • 'A fascinating story of fanaticism ... Jones is certainly an entertainer, but also a fine historian who knows how to render serious scholarship into accessible prose. Seldom does one find serious history that is so easy to read' -- The Times.
  • 'Snappy, well-paced ... The author's ambition, he says, is to tell the story of the Templars in a straightforward way and "to write a book that will entertain as well as inform". He has done precisely that' -- Daily Telegraph.
  • 'When it comes to rip-roaring medieval narratives, Jones has few peers, and in the Templars he finds the perfect subject' -- The Sunday Times History Books of the Year.
<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands - by Dan Jones</a>

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Dipped cheap for a day in 2018, now 99p for what must be the best-reviewed book I've ever seen! [4.7/5 with 18k votes]

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">The Tattooist of Auschwitz - by Heather Morris</a>
The five million copy bestseller and one of the bestselling books of the 21st Century.
  • 'Extraordinary, moving, confronting and uplifting . . . I recommend it unreservedly' -- Greame Simsion
  • 'uplifting story of love, loyalties and friendship amidst the horrors of war . . . It's a triumph.' -- Jill Mansell
  • 'A sincere . . . moving attempt to speak the unspeakable' -- Sunday Times
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It's a novel, but the actual Auschwitz Museum wasn't a fan and said it was "dangerous and disrespectful to history".

It also inspired a weird mini-industry of "Holocaust fiction" that's apparent from the shelves of any supermarket.
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Yeh a bit odd when you realise the whole thing was made up (not sure who was doing the making up). But yes there does now seem to be a weird holocaust romance section now.
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49p ? Don't mind if I do ... I'll just leave this here ... :D

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... dforums-21" class="affiliatelink">Cameron's Coup: How the Tories took Britain to the Brink [2015] - by Polly Toynbee & David Walker</a>

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