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Crashing

Author:

Chris Wooding

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"Slack summer holidays were made to do this sort of thing. And some parties are just asking to be crashed." So here it was - the party to mark the beginning of the summer. I guess we'd all brought our own agendas; mine was to get it together with Jo Anderson. But anyone who's anyone knows stuff like that never goes to plan. Friends were rapidly turning into enemies. The local mob of street-thug wannabes had declared virtual war on me. And looming over it all was the spectre of the Zone, the derelict estate haunted by stoners, psychos and freaks, calling me back one last time. Now I just needed to get my friends on board...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780708995396

Published:

01-01-2001

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Trust Me, I'm A Vet

Author:

Cathy Woodman

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City vet Maz Harwood has learned the hard way that love and work don't mix, so when an old friend asks her to look after her Devonshire practice for six months, Maz decides running away from London is her only option. She finds country life is trickier than she feared, with comatose hamsters, bowel-troubled dogs and a stubborn neighbour who's threatening to sue over an overzealous fur cut! Worse still, Otter House Veterinary Clinic needs mending as much as her broken heart. Thank goodness there's an unsuitable distraction, even if he is the competition's deliciously dashing son...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750534185

Published:

01-07-2011

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The Maid's Version

Author:

Daniel Woodrell

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In 1929, an explosion in a Missouri dance hall killed forty-two people. Who was to blame? Mobsters from St. Louis? Embittered gypsies? The preacher who railed against the loose morals of the waltzing couples? Or could it just have been a colossal accident? Alma Dunahew, whose scandalous younger sister was among the dead, believes she knows the answer - and that its roots lie in a dangerous love affair. But no one will listen to a maid from the wrong side of the tracks. It is only decades later that her grandson hears her account and unearths the truth...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444820775

Published:

01-08-2014

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Mrs Dalloway

Author:

Virginia Woolf

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One hot June day in London in 1923, the elegant and vivacious Clarissa Dalloway prepares for an evening party, reminiscing about childhood romance, and dwelling on her daughter Elizabeth's rapidly-approaching adulthood. Meanwhile, the shell-shocked Septimus Warren Smith hears the birds in Regent's Park chattering in Greek. There seems to be nothing to link the two: she is middle-aged and prosperous, with a sheltered, happy life behind her; whilst he teeters on the brink of madness, slowly spiralling towards self-annihilation. Yet their two spheres are about to collide...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444817898

Published:

01-12-2013

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To The Lighthouse

Author:

Virginia Woolf

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For years now the Ramsays have spent every summer at their holiday home on the Isle of Skye. This year, they are accompanied by guests: as the adults paint, talk, muse and explore, young James Ramsay suggests an expedition to the nearby lighthouse. They expect these summers to go on forever; but, as the First World War looms, the integrity of family and society will be fatally challenged. Ten years later, one of the guests returns to the island - and another trip to the lighthouse is proposed...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444817881

Published:

01-12-2013

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Where The Rainbow Ends

Author:

Shirley Worrall

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Amelia Penrose and her twin brother James were abandoned as babies in a trunk outside a Liverpool orphanage, where they were raised by the matron, Elizabeth. When she was eighteen, Amelia married American sailor Miles Carter and they moved to Seattle, before setting off to the Klondike where they hoped to make their fortune. As all the gold claims had been taken, Amelia bought a boarding-house, but Miles lost it to local entrepreneur George Dickinson in a poker game. After Miles's death, George asked Amelia to be his business partner - then George was shot in front of the hotel and Amelia was arrested...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781842628072

Published:

01-03-2011

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Playing For Keeps

Author:

Sally Wragg

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Generations of the Vernon family have been involved with Rislington Rovers Football Club, otherwise known as the Rogues. But now the Rogues are not only faced with relegation but also an ongoing investigation into the club's financial affairs. The mayhem within the club is matched only by the turmoil of Vernon family life. Eleanor Vernon, wife of Rogues stalwart Landon, hates the influence the game has on her family, but things are about to get much worse. The Rogues are seeking a new chief executive and the shock appointment threatens the very core of Vernon family life...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444806014

Published:

01-03-2011

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The Foster Husband

Author:

Pippa Wright

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Kate left her seaside home town of Lyme Regis for the bright lights of London when she was eighteen, and never looked back. She had it all: glamorous career, the lovely townhouse, the gorgeous husband. But now she's back: unemployed, separated, and holed up in her dead granny's bungalow. Worse still, she's forced to share the bungalow with Ben, the clueless and domestically challenged fiance of her bossy sister Prue. Ben is a man in need of simple instruction. And Kate is a woman in need of a project. So, she decides to train Ben, her foster husband, as a selfless pre-wedding gift to her sister. But Kate may still have a few lessons of her own to learn...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444819199

Published:

01-12-2014

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Unsuitable Men

Author:

Pippa Wright

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After eleven years of coupled-up domesticity, Rory Carmichael is single for the first time in her adult life. Her reliable boyfriend, Martin, wasn't the most exciting man in the world, but when she discovers he's not actually dependable Mr Right after all, but a cheater, she's forced to consider that everything she knows about relationships might be wrong. Now, striving to reinvigorate her love life - and her lacklustre career - her mission is to date as many unsuitable men as possible. Toyboys. Sugar daddies. Fauxmosexuals. Maybe the bad boys she's never dated can show her what she's been missing in life. But if Mr Right can turn out to be so wrong, maybe one of her Mr Wrongs will turn out to be just right.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444813791

Published:

01-01-2013

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What Dies In Summer

Author:

Tom Wright

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Jim Beaudry, or Biscuit, as he's usually known, is a teenage boy trying to stay out of trouble. But trouble has a way of finding him, first in his nightmares and then in his waking life. When one summer afternoon Biscuit and his cousin L.A. discover the savaged body of a schoolgirl in the Texas wilderness, they are pulled into a manhunt that will put both of their lives in danger.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444814156

Published:

01-02-2013

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Kissing Alice

Author:

Jacqueline Yallop

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When Arthur Craythorne returned from the First World War he was a changed man, struggling with violent flashes of anger, and his two young daughters, Florrie and Alice. Florrie follows Arthur into the Catholic church, but it is Alice he favours. They spend hours together, reading from his copy of Blake's "Songs of Innocence and Experience" - his most treasured possession. Florrie seethes with envy, but Arthur's attentions towards Alice are more ambiguous than either of them realise. After their father dies, the sisters' rivalry intensifies when they both fall in love with the same man...but this time Florrie wins his affections. When, many years later, the family's long-buried secrets begin to resurface, they are still not prepared to face the truth...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753152652

Published:

01-03-2011

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Parade

Author:

Shuichi Yoshida/Philip Gabriel

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Four twenty-somethings share an apartment in Tokyo. Kotomi waits by the phone for a boyfriend who rarely calls. Ryosuke wants someone that he can't have. Mirai spends her days drawing, and her nights hanging out in gay bars. Naoki works in film, and everyone treats him like an elder brother. Then Satoru turns up. He's eighteen, homeless - and does night work of a very particular type. Meanwhile, in the next-door apartment, something disturbing is going on. And outside, in the surrounding streets, there is violence in the air...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444826197

Published:

01-11-2015

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