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Ridley Road

Author:

Jo Bloom

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Vivien Epstein, a Jewish hairdresser from Manchester, arrives in London following the death of her father. She is looking for Jack Fox, a man she had an intense love affair with some months before. But the only address she has for him leads to a dead end. Determined to make a new life for herself, Vivien convinces Barb, the owner of Oscar's hair salon in Soho, to give her a job. There, she is swept into the colourful world of the Sixties. But still, Vivien cannot forget Jack. Then one day she finally spots Jack, but her joy is short-lived when she discovers his secret...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750541336

Published:

01-09-2015

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The Little Kiosk By The Sea

Author:

Jennifer Bohnet

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Meet Sabine, desperately fighting to save her little kiosk from closure whilst turning down her friend Owen's proposals, time and time again. Cue Harriet, returning to Dartmouth after thirty years, haunted by the scandal that drove her away and shocked by a legacy that threatens her relationship with her journalist daughter. Enter Rachel, the mysterious newcomer who has an unexpected chemistry with a local widower, and who sets in motion a chain of events she could never have predicted. One thing's for sure - as the autumn tide turns, there'll be more than one secret laid bare...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829372

Published:

01-08-2016

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The Knot

Author:

Jane Borodale

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1565. Across Europe, a new era of natural science is dawning. In a remote, damp corner of Somerset, an unlikely pioneer is working to change the course of English botany. Passionate, private, meticulous - Henry Lyte has begun to neglect his other responsibilities in the pursuit of knowledge. This has happened before, with disastrous results. Married again after the tragic death of his first wife Anys, Henry tries to forget the past, absorbed by his scholarly translation of Dutch 'Herbal' and by the intricate herb garden he is planting, with a Knot at its heart.

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750537698

Published:

01-05-2013

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Enchanted August

Author:

Brenda Bowen

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On a dreary spring day in Brooklyn, Lottie and Rose spot an ad on their children's preschool bulletin board: 'Old, pretty cottage to rent, on a small island. Springwater, blueberries, sea glass. August.' Everyone needs a place like Hopewell Cottage in Maine. For Lottie and Rose, it's a refuge from the frenzy of the school gates. For Beverly, it's a chance to say goodbye to two lost loves. And for disgraced Caroline, a movie star, it offers the anonymity she craves. But on this tiny island, with its cocktail parties, tennis matches and Young Ladies' Association for Beautification, will they really find the answers to their very modern problems?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829204

Published:

01-08-2016

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Noah Barleywater Runs Away

Author:

John Boyne

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Eight-year-old Noah's problems seem easier to deal with if he doesn't think about them. So he runs away, taking an untrodden path through the forest. Before long he comes across a shop. But this is no ordinary shop. It is a toy shop, full of the most amazing toys, and brimming with the most wonderful magic. And here Noah meets a very unusual toymaker. The toymaker has a story to tell, and it's a story of adventure and wonder, and broken promises. He takes Noah on a journey. A journey that will change his life. And it could change yours too.

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753188682

Published:

01-09-2011

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Noah Barleywater Runs Away

Author:

John Boyne

Synopsis:

Eight-year-old Noah's problems seem easier to deal with if he doesn't think about them. So he runs away, taking an untrodden path through the forest. Before long he comes across a shop. But this is no ordinary shop. It is a toy shop, full of the most amazing toys, and brimming with the most wonderful magic. And here Noah meets a very unusual toymaker. The toymaker has a story to tell, and it's a story of adventure and wonder, and broken promises. He takes Noah on a journey. A journey that will change his life. And it could change yours too.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753188699

Published:

01-09-2012

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Grace And Mary

Author:

Melvyn Bragg

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John visits his ageing mother Mary in her nursing home by the sea, and mourns the slow fading of her mind. Hoping to shore up her receding memory, he prompts her with songs, photographs and questions about their past, taking her back to the 1940s, when she was a young woman and he a child in a small Cumbrian town. But he finds that most of all it is her own mother she longs for - Grace, the woman she barely knew. John sets out to recreate their buried family history, delving into the secrets and silences of Mary's fractured childhood as he imagines the life of her spirited mother.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444818734

Published:

01-03-2014

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Citrus County

Author:

John Brandon

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Toby and Shelby are not like the other kids. Fourteen years old and marooned in sleepy Citrus County, Florida, they stand apart from the cliques of jocks and cheerleaders. Toby is a troubled, unloved boy with a criminal record. Shelby is the fiercely intelligent girl who is uncontrollably attracted to him. As their relationship intensifies one hot, humid summer, a spur-of-the-moment act will come to change their lives forever...

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Soft Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444811711

Published:

01-07-2012

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A Song For Issy Bradley

Author:

Carys Bray

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This is the story of Ian - husband, father, maths teacher and Mormon bishop - and his unshakeable belief that everything will turn out all right if he can only endure to the end, like the pioneers did. This is the story of his wife Claire's lonely wait for a sign from God and her desperate need for life to pause while she comes to terms with things. This is the story of the agony and hope of Zippy Bradley's first love, and of Alma Bradley's cynicism and reluctant bravery. And it is the story of seven-year-old Jacob. His faith is bigger than a mustard seed, probably bigger than a toffee bonbon, and he's planning to use it to mend his broken family with a miracle...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444823790

Published:

01-05-2015

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The Museum Of You

Author:

Carys Bray

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Clover Quinn was a surprise. She used to imagine she was the good kind, but now she's not so sure. She'd like to ask Dad about it, but growing up in the saddest chapter of someone else's story is difficult... Darren has done his best. He's studied his daughter like a seismologist on the lookout for waves, and surrounded her with everything she might want - everything he can think of, at least - to be happy What Clover wants is answers. This summer, she thinks she can find them in the second bedroom, which is still full of her mother's belongings. What she's looking for is essence - an undiluted collection of things that will tell the full story of her mother, her father, and who she is going to be...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831368

Published:

01-02-2017

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Philida

Author:

Andre Brink

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It's 1832. Philida is the mother of four children by Francois Brink, the son of her master. The Cape is rife with rumours about the liberation of the slaves and Philida risks her whole life by lodging a complaint against Francois, who has reneged on his promise to set her free. His father has ordered him to marry a white woman from a prominent Cape Town family, and Philida will be sold on to owners in the harsh country up north. Unwilling to accept this fate, Philida continues to test the limits of her freedom, and with the Muslim slave Labyn she sets off on a journey across the great wilderness on the banks of the Gariep River, to the far north of Cape Town.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444816211

Published:

01-08-2013

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A Seaside Affair

Author:

Fern Britton

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The new warm and witty novel from a much-loved TV personality When it is announced that the much-loved theatre in the Cornish seaside town of Trevay is about to be taken over by a coffee chain, residents are up in arms. Hotshot producer Penny Leighton pulls in some serious favours, and actors descend on the town to take part in a charity season at the theatre. One actress, Jess Tate, is struggling with her stagnant career while her TV heartthrob boyfriend is on the up. Trevay is about to put on the show of its life - but can the villagers, and Jess, hold on to the thing they love the most?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781445099767

Published:

01-01-2015

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