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A Girl Made Of Dust
Nathalie Abi-Ezzi
 

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General Fiction
Price: £ 16.78
Isbn: 9781444801705
Published: 01-06-2010

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1980s Lebanon. Eight-year-old Ruba lives in a village outside Beirut. From her family home she can see the city's buildings and hear the rumble of shelling. As civil war tears the country apart, Ruba has her own worries - while her mother toils and struggles for money, her father avoids work and family. When Ruba decides that she must save him, she uncovers a secret which sets her on a journey from childhood to the beginnings of adulthood. But Israeli troops invade Lebanon; danger comes ever closer, and Ruba realises that she may not be able to keep her family safe.

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Touching Distance
Rebecca Abrams
 

Hard Cover
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 Casebook Of Victor Frankenstein
Peter Ackroyd
 

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General Fiction
Price: £ 18.76
Isbn: 9780753183083
Published: 01-06-2009

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Victor Frankenstein, a serious-minded student from Switzerland, meets "Mad Shelley", poet and atheist, at Oxford University. Soon, the two young men are deep in discussion of electrical science and natural philosophy. Frankenstein begins to contemplate new principles and new beliefs. Frankenstein embarks on his anatomy experiments in a barn in the secluded village of Headington, just outside Oxford. But the cadavers supplied by the local coroner are frequently damaged or decaying, so he moves his coils and fluids to a deserted pottery manufactory in Limehouse. Here he makes contact with the Doomsday men - the resurrectionists - who row across the Thames in the dead of night to bring him the fresh corpses of the recently dead...

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The Casebook Of Victor Frankenstein
Peter Ackroyd
 

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General Fiction
Price: £ 14.76
Isbn: 9780753183090
Published: 01-03-2010

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Victor Frankenstein, a serious-minded student from Switzerland, meets "Mad Shelley", poet and atheist, at Oxford University. Soon, the two young men are deep in discussion of electrical science and natural philosophy. Frankenstein begins to contemplate new principles and new beliefs. Frankenstein embarks on his anatomy experiments in a barn in the secluded village of Headington, just outside Oxford. But the cadavers supplied by the local coroner are frequently damaged or decaying, so he moves his coils and fluids to a deserted pottery manufactory in Limehouse. Here he makes contact with the Doomsday men - the resurrectionists - who row across the Thames in the dead of night to bring him the fresh corpses of the recently dead Spine-chilling narrative and ingeniously clever twists of plot and character.

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The Death Of King Arthur
Peter Ackroyd
 

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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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The Stepmother
Carrie Adams
 

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General Fiction
Price: £ 20.89
Isbn: 9781847825704
Published: 01-03-2009

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Two women are vying for position in one man's life. Their greatest fear is each other. There's little point in taking sides though, because as they are about to discover, there are just too many. The Ex has striven to keep her divorce amicable and ensure the happiness of her three daughters. But now Jimmy wants to remarry, how will the girls feel when they have to share their father? However, it's her own reaction that shocks her... Then there's The Girlfriend who has fallen in love with a man she can't call her own. His daughters come first. The divorce wasn't her fault. Jimmy swears it was no one's fault, some relationships just break down. But if that's the case, how secure is hers?

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The Outlander
Gil Adamson
 

Hard Cover
General Fiction
Price: £ 18.76
Isbn: 9780753184080
Published: 01-07-2009

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On a moonlit night in 1903, a mysterious young woman flees alone across the Canadian wilderness, one quick step ahead of her pursuers. Mary Boulton is nineteen years old, half mad and widowed - by her own hand. Tearing through the forest with dogs howling in the distance, she is desperate and certain of one thing only - that her every move is being traced. Two red-headed brothers, rifles across their backs, lurch close behind her: monstrous figures, identical in every way, with the predatory look of hyenas. She has murdered their brother. As the widow scrambles to stay ahead of them, the burden of her existence becomes a battle in which the dangers of her own mind are more menacing than the dangers of the night.

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The Outlander
Gil Adamson
 

Soft Cover
General Fiction
Price: £ 14.76
Isbn: 9780753184097
Published: 01-03-2010

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On a moonlit night in 1903, a mysterious young woman flees alone across the Canadian wilderness, one quick step ahead of her pursuers. Mary Boulton is nineteen years old, half mad and widowed - by her own hand. Tearing through the forest with dogs howling in the distance, she is desperate and certain of one thing only - that her every move is being traced. Two red-headed brothers, rifles across their backs, lurch close behind her: monstrous figures, identical in every way, with the predatory look of hyenas. She has murdered their brother. As the widow scrambles to stay ahead of them, the burden of her existence becomes a battle in which the dangers of her own mind are more menacing than the dangers of the night.

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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
Price: £ 20.89
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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