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Touching Distance
Rebecca Abrams
 

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General Fiction
Price: £ 18.79
Isbn: 9780750531955
Published: 01-04-2010

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Truth changes lives... knowledge changes the world. It is 1790. After ten years' training Alec Gordon has returned to Scotland to become Physician to the Aberdeen Dispensary. Alec has ambitious plans for modernising medical practice in the town, but his dreams of progress are checked when a mysterious disease strikes the town, killing every newly delivered mother for miles around. Alec recognises it as childbed fever and desperate to save his patients' lives, sets out to conquer the disease. While he struggles to find solutions that lie far in the future, his wife Elizabeth is increasingly lost in the past, prey to the terrifying memories of her childhood in Antigua...

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The Death Of King Arthur
Peter Ackroyd
 

Hard Cover
General Fiction
Price: £ 18.76
Isbn: 9780753189009
Published: 01-01-2012

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An immortal story of love, adventure, chivalry, treachery and death brought to new life for our times. The legend of King Arthur has retained its appeal and popularity through the ages: Mordred's treason, the knightly exploits of Tristan, Lancelot's fatally divided loyalties and his love for Guinevere, the quest for the Holy Grail. Now retold by Peter Ackroyd with his signature clarity, charm and truth to the spirit of the text, the result is not only one of the most readable accounts of the knights of the Round Table but also one of the most moving.

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Three Brothers
Peter Ackroyd
 

Soft Cover
General Fiction
Price: £ 14.76
Isbn: 9780753192993
Published: 01-08-2015

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Harry, Daniel and Sam Hanway are a trio of brothers born on a post-war council estate in Camden Town. Marked out from the start by curious coincidence, each boy is forced to make his own way in the world - a world of dodgy deals and big business, of criminal gangs and crooked landlords, of newspaper magnates, back-biters and petty thieves. London is the backdrop and the connecting fabric of these three lives, where everything is possible - not only in the new freedom of the 1960s but also in the city's timeless past.

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Stay With Me
Ayobami Adebayo
 

Hard Cover
General Fiction
Price: £ 20.89
Isbn: 9781444834949
Published: 01-12-2017

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Ilesa, Nigeria, 1985: Yejide is hoping for a miracle: for a child. It is all her husband wants, and all her mother-in-law wants. She has tried everything - arduous pilgrimages, medical consultancies, appeals to God, all without success. When her relatives insist upon a new wife, it is too much for Yejide to bear. It will lead to jealousy, betrayal and despair. In the midst of the social and political turbulence of 1980s Nigeria, what follows is a devastating story of the fragility of married love, the undoing of family, the wretchedness of grief, and the all-consuming bonds of motherhood.

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How To Fall In Love
Cecelia Ahern
 

Hard Cover
General Fiction
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Isbn: 9781444821628
Published: 01-11-2014

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Adam Basil and Christine Rose are thrown together late one night, when Christine is crossing Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin. Adam is there, poised, threatening to jump. He is desperate - but Christine makes a crazy deal with him. His 35th birthday is looming and she bets him that before then, she can show him life is worth living. Despite her determination, Christine knows what a dangerous promise she's made. Against the ticking clock, the two of them embark on wild escapades, grand romantic gestures and some unlikely late-night outings. Slowly, Christine thinks Adam is starting to fall back in love with his life. But has she done enough to change his mind for good? And is that all that's starting to happen?

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The First Phone Call From Heaven
Mitch Albom
 

Hard Cover
General Fiction
Price: £ 18.76
Isbn: 9781785413278
Published: 01-03-2017

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In the small town of Coldwater, Michigan, a handful of bereaved residents start receiving phone calls from beyond the grave. Some call it a miracle; others are convinced it's a hoax. Regardless of opinion, one thing is certain: Coldwater is now on the map. People are flocking to this tiny, remote town to be part of this amazing phenomenon... Sully Harding's wife died while he was in prison, and he now cares for his young son - who carries around a toy cell phone, believing his mommy is going to call him from heaven. But Sully soon discovers some curious facts: the calls only come in on a Friday, and each recipient happens to have the same cell phone plan. Something isn't adding up, and Sully is determined to keep digging until he uncovers the truth...

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The First Phone Call From Heaven
Mitch Albom
 

Soft Cover
General Fiction
Price: £ 14.76
Isbn: 9781785413339
Published: 01-03-2018

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In the small town of Coldwater, Michigan, a handful of bereaved residents start receiving phone calls from beyond the grave. Some call it a miracle; others are convinced it's a hoax. Regardless of opinion, one thing is certain: Coldwater is now on the map. People are flocking to this tiny, remote town to be part of this amazing phenomenon... Sully Harding's wife died while he was in prison, and he now cares for his young son - who carries around a toy cell phone, believing his mommy is going to call him from heaven. But Sully soon discovers some curious facts: the calls only come in on a Friday, and each recipient happens to have the same cell phone plan. Something isn't adding up, and Sully is determined to keep digging until he uncovers the truth...

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The Magic Strings Of Frankie Presto
Mitch Albom
 

Hard Cover
General Fiction
Price: £ 18.76
Isbn: 9781785412554
Published: 01-09-2016

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At nine years old, Frankie Presto is sent to America in the bottom of a boat, his only possession an old guitar and six precious strings. Frankie's ability is unique, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the twentieth century, with his stunning talent impacting upon numerous stars along the way, including Elvis Presley, Carole King and even KISS. Frankie becomes a pop star himself. He makes records. He is adored. But his gift is also his burden, as he realises: through his music, he can actually affect people's futures - with one string turning blue whenever a life is altered. Then, at the height of his popularity, Frankie Presto vanishes, and his legend grows. Only decades later does he reappear to change one last life...

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The Magic Strings Of Frankie Presto
Mitch Albom
 

Soft Cover
General Fiction
Price: £ 14.76
Isbn: 9781785412615
Published: 01-09-2017

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At nine years old, Frankie Presto is sent to America in the bottom of a boat, his only possession an old guitar and six precious strings. Frankie's ability is unique, and his amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the twentieth century, with his stunning talent impacting upon numerous stars along the way, including Elvis Presley, Carole King and even KISS. Frankie becomes a pop star himself. He makes records. He is adored. But his gift is also his burden, as he realises: through his music, he can actually affect people's futures - with one string turning blue whenever a life is altered. Then, at the height of his popularity, Frankie Presto vanishes, and his legend grows. Only decades later does he reappear to change one last life...

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The Dressmaker
Kate Alcott
 

Hard Cover
General Fiction
Price: £ 20.89
Isbn: 9781444819809
Published: 01-06-2014

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Tess, an aspiring seamstress, is stunned at her luck when the famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon hires her to be a personal maid on the TITANIC's maiden voyage. When disaster strikes, Tess is one of the last people allowed on a lifeboat - her employer also survives. On dry land, savage rumours begin to circulate: did Lady Duff Gordon save herself at the expense of others? Tess's dream of becoming a skilled dressmaker is within her grasp but now she is faced with a terrible choice. Suddenly she finds herself torn between loyalty to the fiery woman who could help her realise her ambitions and the devastating truth that her mentor may not be all she seems...

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In The Midst Of Winter
Isabel Allende
 

Hard Cover
General Fiction
Price: £ 20.89
Isbn: 9781444839234
Published: 01-12-2018

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Amid the biggest Brooklyn snowstorm in living memory, an unexpected friendship grows between three people thrown together by circumstance. Richard Bowmaster, a lonely university professor in his sixties, slides on the ice and hits the car driven by Evelyn Ortega, a young undocumented migrant from Guatemala. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn arrives at Richard's house, desperately seeking help. At a loss, he asks his tenant Lucia Maraz, a sixty-two-year-old lecturer from Chile, for advice. And in the deep winter of their lives, an unlikely love affair begins to blossom between the two...

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The Poet's Wife
Judith Allnatt
 

Soft Cover
General Fiction
Price: £ 14.76
Isbn: 9780753186459
Published: 01-06-2011

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It is 1841. Patty Clare is married to John Clare: peasant poet, genius and madman. Travelling home one day, Patty is shocked to find her husband sitting at the side of the road, having absconded from a lunatic asylum. Delighted to see him, she is devastated when it becomes clear that John's mental health has deteriorated, and he now thinks himself married twice: to both Patty and his childhood sweetheart. Patty still loves John deeply but he seems lost to her, obsessed with the idealised memory of another woman. She finds herself consumed with jealousy and struggling to cope with her unruly family. Will she ever be able to conquer her own anger and hurt and reconcile with this man she now barely knows?

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