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The Missing Husband

Author:

Amanda Brooke

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When Jo pretends to be asleep as her husband leaves for work the morning after an argument, she doesn't realise how deeply she will come to regret missing the opportunity to say goodbye. By nightfall, her life has changed irrevocably. David has disappeared, seemingly without a trace. Worse still, the police are of no help, as there is no evidence that anything sinister has occurred. Jo is five months pregnant, and her marriage has been full of secrets - not least, David's unwillingness to start a family. As the mystery around her husband's disappearance shows no sign of being solved, Jo must choose: will she give up her baby to make the man she loves come home?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444830644

Published:

01-12-2016

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Call Of The Curlew

Author:

Elizabeth Brooks

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1939: Ten-year-old Virginia, an orphan, arrives to meet her new adoptive parents, Clem and Lorna Wrathmell. Their mysterious house, Salt Winds, sits on the edge of a vast marsh - a beautiful but dangerous place. It's the start of a new life for Virginia, but she quickly senses that all is not right between Clem and Lorna - in particular, the presence of their wealthy neighbour Max Deering, who takes an unhealthy interest in the family. When a German fighter plane crashes into the marsh, Clem ventures onto the deadly sands to rescue the airman - and sets in motion a fateful chain of events... 2015: Virginia, now eighty-six, has always known she will meet her death on the marsh. One snowy New Year's Eve, a sign arrives that the time has finally come...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444840858

Published:

01-05-2019

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A Is For Angelica

Author:

Iain Broome

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Gordon Kingdom struggles with the fate of his seriously-ill wife while observing and methodically recording the lives of those around him: his neighbours. He has files on them all, including Don Donald (best friend and petty thief), Annie Carnaffan (lives next door, throws footballs over the fence), and Benny (the boy who paints with his eyes closed). And then there's Angelica, the new girl on the street, with her multi-coloured toenails and her filthy temper. It's when she arrives that Gordon's world of half-truths begins to unravel. Faced with a series of unexpected events and a faltering conscience, he's left with an impossible decision...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444818185

Published:

01-01-2014

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The Last Boat Home

Author:

Dea Brovig

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On the windswept coast of Norway, Else is out fishing on the icy sea, while above her, storm clouds are gathering. Surrounded by mountains, snow and white-capped water, she looks across the fjord and dreams of escape and faraway lands. Back on shore, her father sits alone in his boathouse with a jar of homebrew, while her mother covers her bruises and seeks solace in prayer. Each tries to hide the truth from this isolated God-fearing community they call home. Until one night changes everything... Then, more than thirty years later, the return of an old friend forces Else to relive the events that marked the end of her childhood.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444823431

Published:

01-04-2015

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The Secret Of Orchard Cottage

Author:

Alex Brown

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April Wilson feels like a part of her is lost forever after the death of her husband. Hoping to piece herself together again, she returns to the village of Tindledale, where she spent many happy summers and the place that her Great Aunt Edie still calls home. But April is dismayed when she arrives at Orchard Cottage to find both the house and her aunt in a state of dilapidation. With the help of Matt, the enigmatic local farrier and his troubled daughter, Bella, April starts to peel away the layers of neglect. She feels everything coming to life again, but can Orchard Cottage work its magic on her too?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750545013

Published:

01-11-2017

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The Light Of Paris

Author:

Eleanor Brown

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Madeleine is trapped in an unhappy marriage and a life she never wanted. When she finds her grandmother's old diary, she is transported to the glamour and high spirits of Jazz Age Paris, inspired by Margie's account of an uncharacteristically wild, romantic summer. Emboldened, Madeleine escapes Chicago, heading for her childhood home. Here, as she reconnects with her love of painting and makes new friends, the chance for a fresh start emerges. But with the revelation of a dark family secret, and her mother's expectations weighing heavily, will she be brave enough to take it?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444835311

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01-01-2018

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Wild Life

Author:

Liam Brown

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When a troubled advertising salesman loses his job, the fragile wall between his public and private personas comes tumbling down. Fleeing his debtors, Adam abandons his family and takes to sleeping rough in a local park, where a fraternity of homeless men befriend him. As the months pass, Adam gradually learns to appreciate the tough new regime - until winter arrives early, threatening to turn his paradise into a nightmare. Starving, exhausted and sick of the constant infighting, Adam decides to return to his family. The men, however, have other plans for him. With time running out, and the stakes raised unbearably high, Adam is forced to question whether any of us can truly escape the wilderness within.

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ISBN:

9781785413636

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01-06-2017

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Wild Life

Author:

Liam Brown

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When a troubled advertising salesman loses his job, the fragile wall between his public and private personas comes tumbling down. Fleeing his debtors, Adam abandons his family and takes to sleeping rough in a local park, where a fraternity of homeless men befriend him. As the months pass, Adam gradually learns to appreciate the tough new regime - until winter arrives early, threatening to turn his paradise into a nightmare. Starving, exhausted and sick of the constant infighting, Adam decides to return to his family. The men, however, have other plans for him. With time running out, and the stakes raised unbearably high, Adam is forced to question whether any of us can truly escape the wilderness within.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413698

Published:

01-06-2018

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Eden Gardens

Author:

Louise Brown

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Calcutta, the 1940s. In a ramshackle house, streets away from the colonial mansions of the British, live Maisy, her Mam and their ayah, Pushpa. Whiskey-fuelled and poverty-stricken, Mam entertains officers in the night - a disgrace to British India. All hopes are on beautiful Maisy to restore their good fortune. But Maisy's more at home eating bazaar food and speaking Bengali with Pushpa, than dancing in glittering ballrooms with potential husbands. Then one day Maisy's tutor falls ill. His son stands in. Poetic, handsome and ambitious for an independent India, Sunil Banerjee promises Maisy the world. So begins a love affair that will cast her future as the empire begins to crumble...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750544962

Published:

01-12-2017

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The Himalayan Summer

Author:

Louise Brown

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Darjeeling, 1933: Ellie knew her husband Francis was a drunk when she married him, but he is the father of her beloved twins, two little angels, and she won't let him wash their innocence away. When she meets the charismatic explorer Hugh, she can't help being drawn to him, but knows Francis doesn't approve. Months later, Ellie and the family set out for the remote Kingdom of Nepal. Within a day of their arrival in Kathmandu, an earthquake devastates the valley; and as the buildings collapse around them, Ellie is forced to make a terrible decision: she has time to save only one of her children. But when she returns to collect her son's body, it has disappeared...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444837360

Published:

01-07-2018

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The Flower Plantation

Author:

Nora Anne Brown

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Arthur Baptiste knows little of Rwanda's past and is unaware of its emerging troubles. He lives with his half-Tutsi, half-Belgian father and English mother on a flower plantation. Beni, the cook's granddaughter, is a child much like Arthur, but one who lives in a world far different from his own. Their friendship will take them from innocent adventures to dangerous encounters, and on towards dark revelations. As the years pass and conflicts erupt outside the plantation, Arthur comes to realize that the safe haven of his childhood - and the entire country around it - is about to be torn apart...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444820348

Published:

01-07-2014

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The Museum Of Broken Promises

Author:

Elizabeth Buchan

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Paris, today: The Museum of Broken Promises is a place of hope and loss. Every object in the museum has been donated - a cake tin, a wedding veil, a baby's shoe. And each represents a moment of grief or terrible betrayal. Laure, the owner and curator, has also hidden artefacts from her own painful youth amongst the objects on display. 1985: Recovering from the sudden death of her father, Laure flees to Prague. But she cannot begin to comprehend the dark political currents in this communist city - until she meets a young dissident musician. Her love for him, however, will have terrible and unforeseen consequences. It is only years later, having created the museum, that Laure can finally face up to her past and celebrate the passionate love which has directed her life.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444844771

Published:

01-05-2020

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