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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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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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Hard Cover

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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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Genre:

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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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444820348

Published:

01-07-2014

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Tell The Wolves I'm Home

Author:

Carol Rifka Brunt

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Fourteen-year-old June Elbus, shy at school and distant from her older sister, has only ever had one person who truly understood her: Finn Weiss - her uncle, godfather, confidant and best friend. So when he dies, far too young, of a mysterious illness, June's world is turned upside down. At the funeral a strange man lingers beyond the crowd. A few days later, June receives a package in the mail. Inside is a beautiful teapot she recognizes from Finn's apartment and a note from Toby, the stranger, asking for an opportunity to meet. Then, as they spend time together, June realizes she's not alone in missing Finn, and if only she could trust this unexpected friend he might just be the one she needs the most.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444815139

Published:

01-05-2013

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The New Mrs Clifton

Author:

Elizabeth Buchan

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As the Second World War draws to a close, Intelligence Officer Gus Clifton surprises his sisters at their London home. But an even greater shock is the woman he brings with him - Krista, the German wife whom he has married secretly in Berlin. Krista is clearly devastated by her experiences at the hands of the British and their allies - all but broken by horrors she cannot share. But Gus's sisters can only see the enemy their brother has brought under their roof. And their friend Nella, Gus's beautiful, loyal fiancee, cannot understand what made Gus change his mind about her. What hold does Krista have over their honourable Gus? And how can the three women get her out of their home, their future, their England?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444832792

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01-06-2017

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Invisible

Author:

Carla Buckley

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Growing up in the small town of Black Bear, Dana and her older sister Julie are inseparable - until a devastating secret compels Dana to flee from home. Years later, when she receives the news that Julie is seriously ill, Dana knows that it is time to return. But she arrives too late... Julie has left behind a shattered teenage daughter and a mystery - what killed Julie may be killing others too. Dana struggles to uncover the truth, but no one wants to hear it, including her niece, who won't forgive her aunt's long absence. Dana left her hometown to protect her secrets, but Black Bear has a secret of its own - one that could tear apart Dana's life, her family and the town itself...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444817652

Published:

01-12-2013

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The Child Inside

Author:

Suzanne Bugler

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When Rachel's unborn baby dies, she and her husband, Andrew, focus upon their precious only son. Their silently felt grief is destroying their marriage and as Jono grows up and away from them, Rachel is lonely and without purpose. Then she meets an old woman - surely the mother of a friend, Vanessa, who died as a teenager? But when the woman denies ever having a daughter, she wants nothing to do with Rachel. Vanessa was adored, vibrant and exciting. How could anyone deny the existence of their own child? There are frightening parallels with Rachel's own loss and she cannot let it go. In desperation, Rachel tracks down Vanessa's brother, Simon, and slowly the two of them get drawn into a dangerous and destructive relationship.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444812602

Published:

01-10-2012

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This Perfect World

Author:

Suzanne Bugler

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Laura Hamley is the woman who has everything: a loving and successful husband, two beautiful children, an expensive home and a set of equally fortunate friends. But Laura's perfect world is suddenly threatened when she receives an unwelcome phone call from Mrs Partridge, mother of Heddy - the girl Laura and her friends bullied mercilessly at school. Heddy has been hospitalized following a mental breakdown, and Mrs Partridge wants Laura's help to get her released. As Laura reluctantly gets drawn back into the past, she is forced to face the terrible consequences of her cruelty. But, even as her secrets are revealed so too is another even more devastating truth, and the perfect world Laura has so carefully constructed for herself begins to fall apart.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444807202

Published:

01-07-2011

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Trust

Author:

Mike Bullen

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TRUST WASN'T SOMETHING YOU COULD HAVE IN DEGREES; IT WAS ALL OR NOTHING... Greg and Amanda are happy. They've been together thirteen years, have two young daughters, and are very much in love. But Dan and Sarah aren't so fortunate. Their marriage is just going through the motions, and they're staying together for the sake of their son. When one bad decision sends a happy couple into turmoil and turns an unhappy couple into love's young dream, there's only one thing that can keep everything from falling apart: trust.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412912

Published:

01-12-2016

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Trust

Author:

Mike Bullen

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TRUST WASN'T SOMETHING YOU COULD HAVE IN DEGREES; IT WAS ALL OR NOTHING... Greg and Amanda are happy. They've been together thirteen years, have two young daughters, and are very much in love. But Dan and Sarah aren't so fortunate. Their marriage is just going through the motions, and they're staying together for the sake of their son. When one bad decision sends a happy couple into turmoil and turns an unhappy couple into love's young dream, there's only one thing that can keep everything from falling apart: trust.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412974

Published:

01-12-2017

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The Good Italian

Author:

Stephen Burke

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1935: Enzo Secchi, harbourmaster of Massawa, Eritrea's main port, is a loyal Italian colonial servant. But he is lonely, and when his friend suggests he find an Eritrean housekeeper to cook, clean - and maybe share his bed, Enzo takes the plunge and advertises. He surprises himself by choosing Aatifa, a sharp-tongued woman in her early 30s with a complicated family life. What neither of them counts on is falling in love. But when Italian forces bent on invading neighbouring Ethiopia begin arriving at the port, they bring with them new laws - including one forbidding 'Relationships of a Conjugal Nature' with Eritrean women. While Enzo and Aatifa strive to keep their relationship hidden, the bitter campaign lays bare all the brutality of Italian colonial ambition, and the consequences will change their lives forever...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444824513

Published:

01-07-2015

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