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Style And Manors

Author:

Rory Clark

Synopsis:

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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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750538411

Published:

01-01-2014

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You've Done What, My Lord?

Author:

Rory Clark

Synopsis:

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

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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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Monsieur Linh And His Child

Author:

Philippe Claudel

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Traumatized by memories of his war-ravaged country, his son and daughter-in-law dead, Monsieur Linh travels to a foreign land to bring the child in his arms to safety. To begin with, he is too afraid to leave the refugee centre - but the first time he braves the freezing cold to walk the streets of this strange, fast-moving town, he encounters Monsieur Bark, a widower whose dignified sorrow mirrors his own. Though they have no shared language, an instinctive friendship is forged between them...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831191

Published:

01-01-2017

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Gold

Author:

Chris Cleave

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Kate and Zoe, elite track cyclists, are facing their last and biggest race: the 2012 Olympics. Devoted and self-sacrificing Kate, more naturally gifted but hampered by the demands of her personal life, is training fiercely; whilst her eight-year-old daughter Sophie dreams of the Death Star and of battling alongside the Rebels as evil white blood cells ravage her personal galaxy. Intense, aloof Zoe has always hovered on the periphery of real human companionship, and her compulsive need to win at any cost has more than once threatened her friendship with Kate - and her own sanity. Will she allow her obsession to sever the bond they have shared for more than a decade? Each wants desperately to win gold - and each has more than a medal to lose...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444815856

Published:

01-07-2013

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Did You Ever Have A Family

Author:

Bill Clegg

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On the morning of her daughter's wedding, June Reid's house goes up in flames, destroying her entire family. Fleeing from the carnage, stricken and alone, June finds herself thousands of miles from her Connecticut home, held captive by memories and haunted by the mistakes she has made with Luke, her boyfriend, and Lolly, her only child. Back in Litchfield County, amidst the turbulence of grief and gossip left in June's wake, everyone touched by the tragedy finds themselves caught in the undertow as their own secret histories finally come to light.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829037

Published:

01-07-2016

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Prayers For The Stolen

Author:

Jennifer Clement

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Ladydi Garcia Martinez was born into a world where being a girl is a dangerous thing. In the mountains of Guerrero, Mexico, women must fend for themselves, as their men have left to seek opportunities elsewhere. Here the drug lords are kings, and mothers disguise their daughters as sons; or when that fails, they 'make them ugly' - cropping their hair, blackening their teeth - anything to protect them from the rapacious grasp of the cartels. While her mother waits in vain for her husband's return, Ladydi and her friends dream of a future that holds more promise than mere survival - finding humour, solidarity and fun in the face of tragedy.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444823271

Published:

01-03-2015

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Deep Waters

Author:

Ann Cliff

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Industry in Yorkshire is booming and the cities are expanding. But this growth comes at a price: a valley in Nidderdale is doomed to be dammed and flooded to quench the cities' thirst. Rachel Garnett is determined to fight for her lovely valley and their way of life. Working against her is a young engineer, Roger Beckwith, who is planning a reservoir that will swamp the parish of Firby. Rachel works at Firby Hall, an Elizabethan mansion that will be demolished when the reservoir is built. Rachel must fight to save her home before destruction carried out in the name of progress threatens to destroy the land.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750543248

Published:

01-12-2016

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Shadows On The Moor

Author:

Ann Cliff

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When Amy Appleton starts working for Ben, a gloomy farmer with a tragic past, she tries desperately to cheer him up - but the cattle plague is raging, and his sheep are stolen. Meanwhile, the cheery, carefree Patrick falls in love with Amy, but, as always, love's path never runs smooth. Now dark forces on the moor cast long shadows over their lives. Amy, Patrick and Ben all face death, unless the lurking evil can be overcome...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750535298

Published:

01-04-2012

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The Things I'd Miss

Author:

Andrew Clover

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If only things had been different, forty-three-year-old mother of two Lucy Potts would be married to Hugh Ashby, the man she loved and lost. Instead, she married his best friend Simon. When a devastating car crash leaves her unconscious, she finds herself revisiting the crucial moments in her past. But everything is SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT. Suddenly, she is able to change all the things she's always wished she could. But by concentrating on her past, she is forgetting about all the things she would miss in the present; and as she comes round, she makes a devastating discovery...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444830293

Published:

01-11-2016

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