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Wheels Of Grace

Author:

Tania Crosse

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Grace Dannings has lived her entire young life in the idyllic Dartmoor village of Walkhampton, working as a maid at a farm. Her only wish is that nothing will ever change in her contented, happy existence. But it is May 1914 and when war breaks out, its ugly tentacles reach everyone in the village, leaving no one untouched. Grace sees it as her duty to step into the breach wherever she is needed, beginning with the wheelwrights' at the heart of the village. Grappling with her own anguish and loss, she later discovers supreme fulfilment in a new vocation, but at what personal cost?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750538756

Published:

01-01-2014

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Baxter's Requiem

Author:

Matthew Crow

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Mr Baxter is ninety-four years old when he falls down his staircase and grudgingly finds himself resident at Melrose Gardens Retirement Home. He had every intention of living his twilight years with wine, music and revelry; not tea, telly and Tramadol. Indeed, Melrose Gardens is his worst nightmare - until he meets Gregory. At only nineteen years of age, Greg is in danger of giving up on life before he even gets going. Determined to save the boy, Baxter decides to enlist his help on a mission to pay tribute to his long-lost love, Thomas: the man he waved off to fight in a senseless war; the man who never returned. With Gregory in tow, Baxter sets out on a spirited escape from Melrose, bound for the war graves of northern France...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444840865

Published:

01-05-2019

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In Bloom

Author:

Matthew Crow

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Francis Wootton's first memory is of Kurt Cobain's death. Since then, this would-be poet and possible intellectual (who is definitely wasted on Tyne and Wear) has grown used to figuring out life on his own. When he is diagnosed with leukaemia at fifteen, a whole new world of worry opens up. There's the horror of being held back a year at school; the threat of imminent baldness; having to locate his best shirt in case a visiting princess or pop star fancies a photo-op. But he hadn't reckoned on meeting fierce, tough, one-of-a-kind Amber - and finding a reason to tackle it all head-on...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444827217

Published:

01-02-2016

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A Slight Trick Of The Mind

Author:

Mitch Cullin

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It is 1947, and the long-retired Sherlock Holmes, now 93, lives in a remote Sussex farmhouse with his housekeeper and her young son. He tends to his bees, writes in his journal, and grapples with the diminishing powers of his mind. But in the twilight of his life, as people continue to look to him for answers, Holmes revisits a case that may provide him with answers of his own to questions he didn't even know he was asking - about life, about love, and about the limits of the mind's ability to know.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444823448

Published:

01-04-2015

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The Living

Author:

Lean Cullinan

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The Troubles may be officially over but, for the first generation to come of age in Ireland's flimsy peacetime, the ghosts of the past are all too close to home... Cate Houlihan is adrift in a life that doesn't feel her own, struggling with a new job at an eccentric publishing house and stifled by overbearing parents. When romance blossoms with the gorgeous, intelligent - and British - Matthew Taylor, it seems as if things might finally be going her way. But Cate's job brings her into contact with the country's Republican past. And the lines between this, her family, and her new relationship are beginning to blur...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444824339

Published:

01-06-2015

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We All Begin As Strangers

Author:

Harriet Cummings

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It's 1984, and a heatwave is scorching the ordinary English village of Heathcote. What's more, a mysterious figure is slipping into homes through back doors and open windows. Dubbed 'The Fox', he knows everything about everyone - leaving curious objects in their homes, or taking things from them. When beloved Anna goes missing, the whole community believes The Fox is responsible. But as the residents scramble to solve the mystery of Anna's disappearance, little do they know it's their darkest secrets The Fox is really after...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444836059

Published:

01-03-2018

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The Snow Queen

Author:

Michael Cunningham

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Barrett Meeks is walking through Central Park when he is inspired to look up at the sky. There, he sees a pale, translucent light that seems to regard him in a distinctly Godlike way. Barrett doesn't believe in visions - or in God, for that matter - but can't deny what he's seen. Meanwhile, his older brother Tyler is trying - and failing - to write a song for Beth, his seriously ill fiancee. As Barrett turns to religion, Tyler becomes convinced that only drugs can release his creative powers, and Beth tries to face mortality with as much courage as she can summon...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444832983

Published:

01-06-2017

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The Dreamseller: The Calling

Author:

Augusto Cury

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Wherever he goes, the dreamseller enchants, stirs up trouble and inspires his listeners to search for the most important thing: the heart of the human soul. Every person he meets is someone who has abandoned their dreams and is struggling through life: a professor who has stopped pursuing his ambitions, an alcoholic who has no family, the elderly who have lost their zest for life. Through his questioning and wisdom, the dreamseller helps them to look into their silent hearts and get to the root of their unhappiness...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444818208

Published:

01-01-2014

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Outline

Author:

Rachel Cusk

Synopsis:

A woman writer goes to Athens in the height of summer to teach a writing course, and becomes the audience to a chain of narratives as the people she meets tell her the stories of their lives. Beginning with the neighbouring passenger on the flight out and his tales of fast boats and failed marriages, the storytellers talk of their loves and ambitions and pains, their anxieties, their perceptions and daily experiences. In the stifling heat and noise of the city, the sequence of voices begins to weave a complex human tapestry of loss, the nature of family life, the difficulty of intimacy, and the mystery of creativity itself.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444835854

Published:

01-02-2018

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Transit

Author:

Rachel Cusk

Synopsis:

Faye, a writer, has returned to London with her two sons, and purchased a dilapidated council flat. While the boys stay with their father, she pursues the renovation of the place, determined to create a family home from the squalid and neglected building. Along the way, a series of encounters with others - from Gerard, her former partner, to a garrulous and profound hairdresser; from a phlegmatic ex-army builder to a dryly self-deprecating author on a literary festival panel - will give her much to ruminate on...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444835120

Published:

01-12-2017

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Kiss Kiss

Author:

Roald Dahl

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By pawning a fine mink coat, an unfaithful wife schemes to pull the wool over her husband's eyes. Tucked away in a rural cottage, a priceless piece of antique furniture is the subject of a deceptive bargain. In London, a young businessman thinks he has found a perfect room to let, despite the dottiness of its landlady. Sickly and frail, a beekeeper's baby daughter begins to thrive after her father employs his own special methods of feeding. And when a widow reads her late husband's final letter to her, she discovers he is still very much with her after death...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444838787

Published:

01-10-2018

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Someone Like You

Author:

Roald Dahl

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As a ship crosses the ocean, one passenger hits on a seemingly foolproof way to win the gambling pool on its daily progress. Attendants at a gallery are presented with an incredible piece of art tattooed on the back of an old man. Three men are pitted against a venomous krait in an agonisingly tense battle of wits. Machines are invented that can write entire novels with the barest human input - or pick up the shrieks of roses when they are cut. And a small boy's game of spotting snakes in a carpet pattern transforms into something grotesquely, horrifyingly real...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444838770

Published:

01-10-2018

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