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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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Soft Cover

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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Soft Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444808841

Published:

01-11-2011

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The Great Deception

Author:

Joy Chambers

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New South Wales, 1947. When Shelly Wareing's husband Cole vanishes into the night, leaving only a note to say that he will come back no matter how long it takes, Shelly is bewildered. What could be the reason for his sudden disappearance? Is it a coincidence that only hours earlier she had received a visit from a US officer who claimed he was Cole's friend? Searching for clues, Shelly discovers a box containing Nazi medals, an SS ring and a photo of a radiantly beautiful woman signed, 'My darling Cole, we'll live together after the war.' Shelly is astounded: who exactly is the man she married? Determined to uncover the truth, she sets out to track down Laetitia de Witt, the woman pictured in the photograph...

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444816952

Published:

01-10-2013

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Both Sides Of The Fence

Author:

Jean Chapman

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John Cannon gave up his Metropolitan Police career for his partner, Liz Makepeace, when he took revenge on those who had hurt her whilst she was working undercover. Now the troubled couple must make a new life for themselves as proprietors of 'The Trap', a Fenland public house. In time, they find happiness and come to love this strange land of marshes and dykes, but when a young girl is found unconscious, bringing the ruthless world of crime, assassination and greed back into their lives, Cannon knows that if he fails Liz this time both their lives will be over.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750534307

Published:

01-05-2011

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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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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

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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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Reader, I Married Him

Author:

Tracy Chevalier

Synopsis:

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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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413346

Published:

01-03-2018

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Football Fanatic

Author:

Rob Childs

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Luke Crawford is totally soccer mad. Trouble is, his encyclopaedic, anorak-type knowledge of the game is not matched by his ball skills on the pitch. Appearances for the school team are rare, but Luke realizes there is a way to guarantee himself a regular game of footie. He can form his own team to play in the Sunday League, and then he can pick himself to play centre-forward every single week! All he needs is ten more players...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780708995075

Published:

01-05-2000

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Football Flukes

Author:

Rob Childs

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Luke Crawford, captain of the Sunday League team, the SWILLSBY SWIFTS, knows that he's got a tough task ahead of him when the Swifts set out to play an important cup-tie. After all, it's a running joke that his team is the strongest in the league: at the bottom, holding everyone else up! Luke wants to prove that the Swifts' first-round victory in the cup wasn't simply a fluke. Win or lose, Luke and his team-mates love their football. But if they can win once, they can win again. And again. For league positions count for nothing in the cup. Every game is a one-off and a single goal is all it can take to turn a team into giant-killers...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780708995150

Published:

01-07-2000

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