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Switch Bitch

Author:

Roald Dahl

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A grieving widow, slowly beginning to inch back into the land of the living, reaches out to an old flame - an act which will have dramatic consequences. Two husbands concoct a plan to bring excitement back into their marital beds: swapping wives for the night - but without the women's knowledge. And extracts from the personal diaries of the libidinous Oswald Hendryks Cornelius are published for the first time: detailing his experiences with a violently aphrodisiac perfume; and how, stranded in the desert, he is taken in by a mother and daughter - who offer considerably more hospitality than he'd bargained for...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444839517

Published:

01-02-2019

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The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar

Author:

Roald Dahl

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As fishermen drag a giant sea turtle onto a Jamaican beach, a crowd of tourists lays bids for its meat and shell - until a boy who can talk to animals begs for the creature's freedom. A driver stops to pick up a hitch-hiker - and finds that his passenger is a man of surprising talents. When his plough strikes a hard object, a farm labourer stops and investigates - only to discover a fabulous hoard of buried treasure beneath the soil. And an idle gambler trains himself to see through the backs of playing-cards - then sets off to the casinos...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444839876

Published:

01-02-2019

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Another Mother's Son

Author:

Janet Davey

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Lorna Parry is the mother of three sons: Ewan, who hides himself away in his bedroom; Oliver, away for his first year of university; and Ross, in the lower sixth, who is giving his teachers 'cause for concern'. In the claustrophobic loneliness of her own home, she orbits her children and struggles to talk to them - still angry at her ex-husband, uncomfortable around her father's new girlfriend, and working quietly as the last remaining employee in a deserted London archive. Life seems precariously balanced. Then a shocking event occurs in the stationery cupboard at Ross's school, and Lorna's world threatens to implode...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829730

Published:

01-09-2016

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Family Likeness

Author:

Caitlin Davies

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In a small town in the 1950s, a bewildered little girl is growing up. Ostracised because of her colour, she tries her best to fit in, but nobody wants anything to do with her. Meanwhile, a nanny climbs the steps of a smart London address. She's convinced that her connection to the family behind the door is more than professional. And on the walls of an English stately home, amongst the family portraits, hangs an eighteenth-century oil painting of a mysterious black woman in a silk gown. In ways both poignant and unexpected, the three lives are intertwined in a heartbreaking story of prejudice and motherless children, of chances missed, of wartime secrets and the search for belonging.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444820898

Published:

01-09-2014

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Burning Ambition

Author:

Margaret Thomson Davis

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Marie Hepburn, illegitimate daughter of the Bishop of Moray, is only seventeen when she is promised in marriage to the repulsive, middle-aged Duke of Glasgow. But this betrothal proves to be only the beginning of Marie's troubles. The Duke has a deadly rival, Guthrie Jamieson, the handsome but ruthless Earl of Edinburgh, who knows all the dark secrets of Marie's past. As Marie's life begins to fall apart, she turns to a gallant young nobleman for help. But at the Court of Mary, Queen of Scots, where betrayal and violent death are commonplace, Marie soon discovers that she can trust no-one but herself...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750537131

Published:

01-04-2013

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The Dark Side Of Pleasure

Author:

Margaret Thomson Davis

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Alfred Cameron, the owner of a prosperous coaching firm, his wife Felicity and their beautiful daughter Augusta enjoy a life of privilege and luxury, surrounded by servants and the trappings of success. But the family firm is in danger - threatened by the encroaching railways, and undermined from within by one of their coachmen, Luther Gunnet - a ruthlessly ambitious man who will do anything to raise his family from the slums. One disastrous, snow-swept night, a series of tragic events begins that will shatter the comfortable world of the Camerons, and bring a spectacular reversal of fortune none of them could have imagined in their wildest dreams.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750537148

Published:

01-07-2013

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The Tell-Tale Heart

Author:

Jill Dawson

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Patrick, a 50-year-old professor of American Studies, drinker and womaniser, has been given six months to live. In a rural part of Cambridgeshire, a teenager dies in a motorcycle accident. When his heart is transplanted into Patrick's chest, the lives of two strangers are forever conjoined. Patrick makes a good recovery from surgery, but has the strange feeling that his old life "won't have him". He discovers that his donor's name was Drew Beamish, and becomes intensely curious, not only about Drew but what shaped him: his family and culture, the ancestor who took part in the famous Littleport riots of 1816, and the bleak yet beautiful landscape of the Fens. Patrick longs to know the story of his heart.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781445099323

Published:

01-12-2014

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The Tell-Tale Heart

Author:

Jill Dawson

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Patrick, a 50-year-old professor of American Studies, drinker and womaniser, has been given six months to live. In a rural part of Cambridgeshire, a teenager dies in a motorcycle accident. When his heart is transplanted into Patrick's chest, the lives of two strangers are forever conjoined. Patrick makes a good recovery from surgery, but has the strange feeling that his old life "won't have him". He discovers that his donor's name was Drew Beamish, and becomes intensely curious, not only about Drew but what shaped him: his family and culture, the ancestor who took part in the famous Littleport riots of 1816, and the bleak yet beautiful landscape of the Fens. Patrick longs to know the story of his heart.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781445099330

Published:

01-12-2015

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Home Fires

Author:

Elizabeth Day

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Max Weston, twenty-one and a newly-promoted lance corporal, leaves home for his first posting in Eastern Africa. He never comes back. His parents Caroline and Andrew are devastated by the death of their only child and, as Caroline drifts on her private ocean of grief, the moorings of their marriage come loose. The silence is broken by the arrival of Andrew's mother Elsa, who can no longer look after herself. Caroline has never felt good enough for Elsa. Now, suddenly, she has the upper hand... As Elsa lies, marooned and disorientated, in the spare room, the past unspools in her mind, throwing up fragments of her childhood under the shadow of her father, a soldier who came back from the Great War a different man.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444818031

Published:

01-01-2014

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Paradise City

Author:

Elizabeth Day

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"As a state-of-the-city novel, it's richer than John Lanchester's Capital and less pleased with itself than Ian McEwan's Saturday." EVENING STANDARD Howard Pink is a wildly successful businessman still struggling to cope years after his nineteen-year-old daughter disappeared... Beatrice Kizza fled from persecution in Uganda, where homosexuality is illegal, and now works as a maid at a hotel... Esme Reade, an ambitious staff reporter on a Sunday tabloid, is in pursuit of an elusive scoop... Carol Hetherington, recently widowed, is living the quiet life with her cat and THE JEREMY KYLE SHOW for company. Four strangers, each inhabitants of London, where the gulf between those who have too much and those who will never have enough is impossibly vast. But when the glass that separates Howard's and Beatrice's worlds is shattered by an inexcusable act, they discover that the capital connects them in ways they could never have imagined.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444828849

Published:

01-07-2016

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Loyalties

Author:

Delphine de Vigan

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Theo and Mathis are twelve-year-old best friends. They do what best friends do: they keep each other's secrets. And they share a dangerous one. Helene, their teacher, can tell something is up. As a dark trauma from her past resurfaces, how far will she go to save Theo, a boy adrift between parents who are no longer speaking to each other? Cecile is Mathis's mother. She doesn't trust Theo, and can see he's a bad influence, but she's distracted: her husband has a secret life, and she's just discovered it. As the four stories wind tighter and tighter together, the dark side of fiercely held loyalties begins to emerge, and the adults prove to be as vulnerable as the children they seek to protect...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444842166

Published:

01-09-2019

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My Name Is Leon

Author:

Kit de Waal

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1980: Leon is nine, and has a perfect baby brother called Jake. They have gone to live with Maureen, who has fuzzy red hair like a halo, and a belly like Father Christmas. But the adults are speaking in low voices and wearing Pretend faces. They are threatening to give Jake to strangers. As Leon struggles to cope with his anger, certain things can still make him smile - like chocolate bars, riding his bike fast downhill, burying his hands deep in the soil, hanging out with Tufty (who reminds him of his dad), and stealing enough coins so that one day he can rescue Jake and his mum...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444832082

Published:

01-04-2017

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