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The Stolen Child

Author:

Lisa Carey

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May, 1959: St Brigid's is a remote island off the west coast of Ireland. It is barren and its small community is dwindling. But according to rumour, it is a magical place, home to a healing well. Two sisters, Rose and Emer, have resisted the call of the mainland. Rose is beautiful, blessed with love and many children. Emer is unlovely, and worse still, cursed by the strange currents that run through her fingers. When an outspoken American named Brigid arrives in search of a miracle, she is initially shunned, as the islanders keep their secrets close. But as the months pass and Brigid carves out a place on the island and in the sisters' lives, a complicated web of betrayal, fear and desire culminates in one shocking night that will change the island, and its inhabitants, forever...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444834598

Published:

01-11-2017

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Out In The Open

Author:

Jesus Carrasco/Margaret Jull Costa

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In a drought-stricken country ruled by violence, a young boy has fled his home. Crouched in his hiding place, he hears the shouts of the men hunting him. When the search party has passed, what lies before him is an infinite, arid plain, one he must cross in order to escape those from whom he's fleeing. One night he crosses paths with an old goatherd, and from that moment nothing will ever be the same for either of them...

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Soft Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444836219

Published:

01-03-2018

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The Fire Starters

Author:

Jan Carson

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Dr Jonathan Murray is a single father caring for his newborn daughter, Sophie. Left behind as a teenager when his own parents emigrated to New Zealand, he has few pointers - and the time he spent with Sophie's mother has left him afraid of the power their child may unleash as she develops... Sammy Agnew put his violent and bloody past behind him when he and his wife had children; the eldest, Mark, still lives a nocturnal existence in the attic upstairs. But Sammy fears that his son may have inherited the anger that he himself, at times, can barely suppress... As matters fall into frenzy with the city in flames - and as the lines between fantasy and truth, right and wrong, begin to blur - who will these two fathers choose to protect?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444843118

Published:

01-12-2019

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Nelly Dean

Author:

Alison Case

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Nelly Dean has been young Hindley Earnshaw's closest companion for as long as she can remember, living at the great house, Wuthering Heights. But when the benevolence of Hindley's father brings an untameable orphan boy into the house, Nelly must follow in her mother's footsteps, and give up her freedom to serve the family. Then a new heir is born and a reign of violence begins that will test Nelly's spirit, and show her what it is to know true sacrifice...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750542883

Published:

01-07-2016

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An Englishwoman In New York

Author:

Anne-Marie Casey

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When Lucy's husband loses his job and is relocated to New York, she is forced to give up her posh London life and move to a tiny Manhattan apartment. Homesick and resentful at first, Lucy soon finds herself embarking on an exhilarating new affair - no, not with her husband (although she is surprised to find they do still love each other), but with the city itself and the three women she meets at the school gates who, against all odds, become her friends...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444818918

Published:

01-03-2014

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Don't Tell Me You're Afraid

Author:

Giuseppe Catozzella

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Samia Omar grows up in war-torn Somalia, dreaming of being a world-class sprinter. She sleeps with a photo of Mo Farah by her bed and trains hard. After achieving a place on the national team to compete in the Beijing Olympics, she sets her sights on the 2012 games in London. But with the war encroaching on the lives of her family, Samia decides to join her sister and make the treacherous journey to Europe, putting her life and her dreams in the hands of traffickers...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444835847

Published:

01-02-2018

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Y

Author:

Marjorie Celona

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'My life begins at the Y...' Abandoned as a newborn at the doors of the local YMCA and then bounced between foster homes, Shannon eventually finds stability in the home of Miranda, a single mother with a daughter of her own. But as Shannon grows, so do her questions. Will she ever belong? Who is her true family? And why would her parents give up Shannon on the day she was born? The answers lie in the heartrending tale of her mother, a headstrong young woman trapped in a tragic series of events that will destroy her family and test the limits of her compassion and sacrifice.

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444819106

Published:

01-04-2014

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Everyone Is Beautiful

Author:

Katherine Center

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Piling everything she owns into her car, Lanie leaves family and friends behind - all so her husband can be a professional musician. But Lanie suddenly realises that she once had dreams too. If only she could remember what they were. Fifteen years, three babies and many more pounds after she said 'I do', Lanie longs to feel like her old self again. It's time to fish her va-va-voom out of the nappy bin and find the woman she was before motherhood - harder said than done, when by finding herself she seems to be losing everything else in the process.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444808841

Published:

01-11-2011

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The House Behind The Cedars

Author:

Charles W. Chesnutt

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North Carolina, 1860s: Ten years ago, John Walden, of mixed racial ancestry and light-skinned, left his home and family to forge a new life for himself as a white lawyer in Clarence, South Carolina. Now the widowed John returns, asking his sister Rena to join him and help to care for his baby son. Rena, also able to pass as white, seizes this opportunity with alacrity. But both Waldens know that the truth of their bloodline can never be revealed. And when Rena begins to fall in love with George Tryon, she finds herself burdened by the family secret...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444834406

Published:

01-10-2017

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Manalive

Author:

G.K. Chesterton

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Mr. Innocent Smith skips joyously through life, his eccentric conduct amusing, irritating and baffling those around him by turns. When he finds himself accused of theft, polygamy, and attempted murder, he is saved from being carted off to prison or an asylum only by the suggestion of the sardonic Irish journalist Michael Moon, who proposes that they instead conduct a private court of inquiry right there. As Smith expounds upon his life history and the reasons behind his actions, it becomes clear that, far from being afflicted by madness, he appears to be the sanest of them all...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444834048

Published:

01-09-2017

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New Boy

Author:

Tracy Chevalier

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Arriving at his fourth school in six years, diplomat's son Osei Kokote knows he needs an ally if he is to survive his first day - so he's lucky to hit it off with Dee, the most popular girl in school. But one student can't stand to witness this budding relationship: Ian decides to destroy the friendship between the black boy and the golden girl. By the end of the day, the school and its key players - teachers and pupils alike - will never be the same again... The tragedy of OTHELLO is transposed to a 1970s suburban Washington, D.C. schoolyard, where the kids practice a casual racism picked up from their parents and teachers. Watching over the shoulders of four eleven-year-olds, this is a story of friends torn apart by jealousy, bullying and betrayal.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444836417

Published:

01-04-2018

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Reader, I Married Him

Author:

Tracy Chevalier

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Commissioned to celebrate Charlotte Bronte's bicentenary year in 2016, this collection of original stories by today's finest women writers draws inspiration from a line in JANE EYRE. A bohemian wedding party takes an unexpected turn for the bride and her daughter... A family trip to a Texan waterpark prompts a life-changing decision... Mr Rochester reveals a long-kept secret... Jane's married life after the original novel ends is explored... A new mother encounters an old lover after her daily swim, and inexplicably lies to him... A fitness instructor teaches teenage boys how to handle a pit bull terrier by telling them Jane Eyre's story. These tales, and more, salute the lasting relevance of Bronte's famous novel and its themes of love, compromise and self-determination.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413285

Published:

01-03-2017

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£18.76

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