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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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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781445099774

Published:

01-01-2016

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Coming Home

Author:

Fern Britton

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Ella comes back to the beautiful Cornish coast to heal her heart after the death of her beloved grandmother, Adela. There she finds her home again and discovers a new life - but she also opens a treasure trove of family secrets... Twenty years ago, Ella's mother Sennen ran away from Cornwall. Sennen had been a young single mum and, unable to cope, had left her children with her mother, Adela...and a part of herself with them. She's spent the years hiding from her past. But now it's time to come back to Cornwall. To face her mistakes. To pray for forgiveness. And to hope for a future with her long-lost daughter and son. Will she be welcomed with open hearts?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785417504

Published:

01-08-2019

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The Postcard

Author:

Fern Britton

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Life in the Cornish village of Pendruggan isn't always picture perfect. Penny Leighton has never told anyone why she's estranged from her mother and sister. For years she's kept her family secrets locked away in her heart, but they've been quietly eating away at her. When an unwelcome visitor blows in, Penny is brought face to face with the past. And a postcard, tucked away in a long-hidden case, holds the truth that could change everything... Young Ella has come back to the place where she spent a happy childhood with her grandmother. Taken under Penny's broken wing for the summer, the safe haven of Pendruggan feels like the place for a fresh start. Soon, however, Ella starts to wonder if perhaps her real legacy doesn't lie in the past at all...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785417030

Published:

01-04-2019

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You Don't Have To Be Good

Author:

Sabrina Broadbent

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Bea is middle aged, childless, has a dead-end job with the council in Cambridge, and is unhappily married to Frank, a selfish would-be writer, who amuses himself with the cleaning lady. Bea's successful sister, Katherine, is a consultant paediatrician with two kids whom Bea has minded off-and-on since they were small. One morning Bea simply disappears. Her workmates are concerned; her husband is bemused, hopeless and suspected by the police of foul play; her uptight sister becomes increasingly emotional. The police dig up Frank's patio; Katherine finds she somehow can't function without the sister who seems predictable now but who wasn't always like this; the children, more practically, check websites. Then a woman's body is found in a ditch...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753185759

Published:

01-03-2011

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The Aftermath

Author:

Rhidian Brook

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Hamburg, 1946: Thousands remain displaced in what is now the British Occupied Zone. Charged with overseeing the rebuilding of this devastated city and the de-Nazification of its defeated people, Colonel Lewis Morgan has requisitioned a fine house on the banks of the Elbe, where he will be joined by his grieving wife, Rachael, and only remaining son, Edmund. But rather than force its owners, a German widower and his traumatised daughter, to leave their home, Lewis insists that the two families live together. In this charged and claustrophobic atmosphere, all must confront their true selves as enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444821635

Published:

01-11-2014

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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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Hard Cover

Genre:

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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Hard Cover

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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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Soft Cover

Genre:

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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Hard Cover

Genre:

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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Hard Cover

Genre:

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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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444835311

Published:

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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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413636

Published:

01-06-2017

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