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Soccer Stars

Author:

Rob Childs

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The SWILLSBY SWIFTS are off on an Easter tour! Their skipper, Luke Crawford, is hoping for some terrific results - especially as he's persuaded his talented cousin, Jon, to play for the Swifts as a guest star. But Jon's not going to be the only soccer star in action; the Swifts are invited to play in a charity tournament at which many top stars from the past are playing an exhibition game. And, even better, the F.A. Cup will be on display. There's just one problem: someone has other plans for the Cup...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780708995235

Published:

01-09-2000

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The Awakening

Author:

Kate Chopin

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The Pontellier family are spending a hot, lazy holiday on the Gulf of Mexico. Nobody expects that Edna should be preoccupied with anything more than her husband Leonce and their small boys. But Edna, restive and achieving fulfilment only in her beloved sketching, finds her allocated bonds of motherhood and wifely duty to be stifling constraints. And when she teeters on the brink of an illicit summer romance with young clerk Robert Lebrun, new ideas and longings are awakened in her...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444823967

Published:

01-05-2015

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If I Fall, If I Die

Author:

Michael Christie

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Will has never been to the outside, at least not since he can remember. And he has certainly never got to know anyone other than his mother, a fiercely loving yet wildly eccentric agoraphobe who drowns in panic at the thought of opening the front door. Soon the confines of Will's world close in on him. Despite his mother's protests, he ventures outside, clad in a protective helmet, and braces himself for danger. He eventually meets and befriends Jonah, a quiet boy who introduces him to skateboarding, and finds his fears fading and his body hardening with each new bump, scrape and fall. But life quickly gets complicated when a local boy goes missing, and Will and Jonah embark upon an extraordinary adventure...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829938

Published:

01-10-2016

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Meeting The English

Author:

Kate Clanchy

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Struan Robertson - orphan, genius, and just seventeen - leaves his dour native town of Cuik, and arrives in London in the freakish fine summer of 1989. His job is to care for Phillip, dumbfounded and paralysed by a massive stroke; because, though two teenage children, two wives, and a literary agent all rattle round Phillip's large house, they are each too busy with their peculiar obsessions to do it themselves. As the city bakes, Struan finds himself tangled in a midsummer's dream of mistaken identity, giddying property prices, wild swimming, and overwhelming passions. For everyone, it is to be a life-changing summer.

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444823080

Published:

01-03-2015

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Savage Lands

Author:

Clare Clark

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It is 1704 and, in the swamps of Louisiana, France is clinging to its new colony with less than two hundred men. Into this hostile land comes Elisabeth Savaret, one of twenty-three women sent from Paris to marry men they have never met. With little expectation of happiness Elisabeth is stunned to find herself falling passionately in love with her husband, infantryman Jean-Claude Babelon. But Babelon is a dangerous man to love. Witness to Elisabeth's devotion is another of his acolytes, Auguste, a young boy despatched to act as go-between with the 'redskins'. When both Elisabeth and Auguste find their love challenged by Babelon's duplicity, the consequences are devastating.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444805741

Published:

01-03-2011

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The Raw Man

Author:

George Makana Clark

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In a resurrected bungalow on the edge of the fledgling nation of Zimbabwe, Sergeant Gordon's story has come to rest. He's borne it across drought-blasted floodplains, after fleeing the copper mine - his prison for years. In darkness, underground, his story took form. Oscillating between the material and spiritual worlds, we learn his story in reverse, from the military, to adolescent rebellion, a patchwork education and the brutal initiations of youth; back to childhood, birth and beyond. We travel the scarred landscapes of Southern Africa - its history - the present. Gordon must do the same, revealing the secrets of his own ancestry.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444810639

Published:

01-04-2012

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An English Country Manner

Author:

Rory Clark

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James Aden has his hands full as he leaves the comparative sanity of a job on an estate in Scotland when his wife inherits a farm in Suffolk. To supplement the income from the farm, he takes a job as an agent on Sir Charles Buckley's vast estate. The list of problems and troublesome characters that he has to deal with is virtually endless with rogue chimney pots, unsavoury tenants and delinquent sheep giving him fraught days and sleepless nights. Then there's the farm secretary, Gail, whose turbulent love life provides James with even more headaches than the feisty sheep.

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750538428

Published:

01-04-2014

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Style And Manors

Author:

Rory Clark

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A charming and amusing account of life on a Suffolk estate Continuing his memoirs of his time on Sir Charles Buckley's estate, James Aden deals with obstacles from the discovery of Roman treasure to the tramp living in the attic of Frampton Hall; he finds his day varied, especially with the arrival of Sir Charles's heir, Sebastian who provides him with insights into the life of the traditional landed estates as they slowly come to terms with the twenty-first century.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750538411

Published:

01-01-2014

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You've Done What, My Lord?

Author:

Rory Clark

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Rumshott is one of the finest landed estates in England. However, when James Aden takes up the position of Deputy Agent he does not realise the full extent of what the job entails. He finds himself spending his days negotiating with royalty, farmers, and even wildlife, as well as the imperious Lady Leghorn. In order to survive, James must come to terms with his role quickly, and not let himself get too distracted by Sophie, the pre-college assistant.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750538404

Published:

01-12-2013

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The Sea Sisters

Author:

Lucy Clarke

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Sisters Katie and Mia have a strained relationship and Katie is almost relieved when Mia embarks on an around-the-world trip with her best friend, Finn. Then, one devastating night, Katie is told the news that Mia is dead - and the police say it was suicide... When Mia's things arrive back from the other side of the world, Katie clings desperately to Mia's journal as the only remaining part of her sister. Distraught that the last conversation they'd had was an argument, and refusing to believe that Mia would take her own life, Katie leaves behind her orderly, sheltered life and, with only the entries of Mia's tattered journal as her guide, sets out on a journey to find the truth...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444818383

Published:

01-02-2014

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The Merde Factor

Author:

Stephen Clarke

Synopsis:

Englishman Paul West is living the Parisian dream, and doing his best not to annoy the French. But just recently, things have been going TRES wrong. His apartment is so small, he has to cut his baguette in two to fit it into the kitchen. His research into authentic French cuisine is about to cause a national strike. His Parisian business partner is determined to close their English tea room. And his ex-girlfriend seems to be stalking him. Threatened with eviction, unemployment and bankruptcy, Paul realises that the MERDE really is about to hit the fan...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444818024

Published:

01-01-2014

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Grey Souls

Author:

Philippe Claudel

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France, December 1917: Daily life continues in a small town near the Front, despite the pounding of artillery fire and the parade of wounded strangers passing through its streets. Then any lingering sense of normality is destroyed with the discovery of a strangled ten-year-old girl in the freezing canal. A deserter is convicted of her murder and executed, and the case closed. Years later, one man is still trying to make sense of these events, while struggling with the tragedies and demons of his own past. But excavating the town's secret history will bring neither peace nor justice...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444834055

Published:

01-09-2017

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