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Three Brothers

Author:

Peter Ackroyd

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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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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753192993

Published:

01-08-2015

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Stay With Me

Author:

Ayobami Adebayo

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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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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444834949

Published:

01-12-2017

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How To Fall In Love

Author:

Cecelia Ahern

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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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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444821628

Published:

01-11-2014

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The First Phone Call From Heaven

Author:

Mitch Albom

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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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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413278

Published:

01-03-2017

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The First Phone Call From Heaven

Author:

Mitch Albom

Synopsis:

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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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413339

Published:

01-03-2018

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The Magic Strings Of Frankie Presto

Author:

Mitch Albom

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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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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412554

Published:

01-09-2016

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The Magic Strings Of Frankie Presto

Author:

Mitch Albom

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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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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412615

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01-09-2017

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The Dressmaker

Author:

Kate Alcott

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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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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444819809

Published:

01-06-2014

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The Power

Author:

Naomi Alderman

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All over the world, women are discovering they have the power. There's Roxy, a white British teenager and the daughter of a gangster. There's Allie, a mixed-race girl who runs away after years of abuse and finds herself at a convent, revered as a goddess. There's Margot, an American mayor and one of the few older women to develop the power. And then Tunde, a young Nigerian man and aspiring journalist who captures early footage of the power in action. With a flick of their fingers, these women can inflict terrible pain - even death. Every man on the planet finds he's lost control. The day of the girls has arrived - but where will it end?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785416569

Published:

01-02-2019

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The Single Mum's Wish List

Author:

Charlene Allcott

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Martha Ross dreams of being a singer, but she's been working in a call centre far too long. She's separating from her husband, the father of her son. And she's moving back in with her parents, toddler in tow. Life has thrown her a few lemons, but Martha intends to make a gin and tonic. It's time to become the woman she's always wanted to be. At least her mum's on hand to provide childcare - and ample motherly judgement. Soon Martha realises that in order to find lasting love and fulfilment, she needs to find herself first. But her attempts at reinvention - from writing a definitive wish list of everything she wants in a new man, to half-marathons, business plans and meditation retreats - tend to go awry in the most surprising of ways...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444842777

Published:

01-11-2019

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In The Midst Of Winter

Author:

Isabel Allende

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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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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444839234

Published:

01-12-2018

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The Tightrope Walkers

Author:

David Almond

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"I was born in a hovel on the banks of the Tyne..." Dominic Hall grows up in the sixties on a brand-new estate, along with the other families who escaped the river. But the Tyne is still an overwhelming presence, and most of the fathers work in the shipyards. Dom is torn between his new mates: Holly Stroud, his enchanting neighbour, and Vincent McAlinden, who's something else altogether - a wild, dangerous boy with murderous instincts. After his mother's death, Dom has to decide who he is, what he wants to be - and then face up to the consequences.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785410383

Published:

01-05-2015

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