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The Poet's Wife

Author:

Judith Allnatt

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It is 1841. Patty Clare is married to John Clare: peasant poet, genius and madman. Travelling home one day, Patty is shocked to find her husband sitting at the side of the road, having absconded from a lunatic asylum. Delighted to see him, she is devastated when it becomes clear that John's mental health has deteriorated, and he now thinks himself married twice: to both Patty and his childhood sweetheart. Patty still loves John deeply but he seems lost to her, obsessed with the idealised memory of another woman. She finds herself consumed with jealousy and struggling to cope with her unruly family. Will she ever be able to conquer her own anger and hurt and reconcile with this man she now barely knows?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753186459

Published:

01-06-2011

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The Tightrope Walkers

Author:

David Almond

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"I was born in a hovel on the banks of the Tyne..." Dominic Hall grows up in the sixties on a brand-new estate, along with the other families who escaped the river. But the Tyne is still an overwhelming presence, and most of the fathers work in the shipyards. Dom is torn between his new mates: Holly Stroud, his enchanting neighbour, and Vincent McAlinden, who's something else altogether - a wild, dangerous boy with murderous instincts. After his mother's death, Dom has to decide who he is, what he wants to be - and then face up to the consequences.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785410383

Published:

01-05-2015

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The Tightrope Walkers

Author:

David Almond

Synopsis:

"I was born in a hovel on the banks of the Tyne..." Dominic Hall grows up in the sixties on a brand-new estate, along with the other families who escaped the river. But the Tyne is still an overwhelming presence, and most of the fathers work in the shipyards. Dom is torn between his new mates: Holly Stroud, his enchanting neighbour, and Vincent McAlinden, who's something else altogether - a wild, dangerous boy with murderous instincts. After his mother's death, Dom has to decide who he is, what he wants to be - and then face up to the consequences.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785410390

Published:

01-05-2016

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Things We Didn't See Coming

Author:

Steven Amsterdam

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On the eve of the millennium, when the world as we know it is still recognisable, our nine-year-old narrator is fleeing the city, just ahead of a Y2K breakdown. Next he's a teenager, with a growing criminal record, taking his grandparents for a Sunday drive. In a world transformed by battles over resources, he teaches them how to steal. And whilst survival is no longer a simple matter, we see him struggle through strange, horrific - unexpectedly funny terrain, travelling from disaster site to disaster site, giving out government grants to survivors while trying to find a little love...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444808049

Published:

01-07-2011

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The Good Muslim

Author:

Tahmima Anam

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In the dying days of a brutal civil war, Sohail Haque stumbles upon an abandoned building. Inside, he finds a young woman whose story will haunt him for a lifetime to come... Almost a decade later, Sohail's sister Maya returns home after a long absence to find her beloved brother transformed. While Maya has stuck to her revolutionary ideals, Sohail has shunned his old life to become a charismatic religious leader. And when Sohail decides to send his son to madrasa, the conflict between them comes to a devastating climax. Set in Bangladesh at a time when religious fundamentalism is on the rise, THE GOOD MUSLIM is an epic story about faith, family and the long shadow of war.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444809367

Published:

01-01-2012

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Love And Freindship

Author:

Beth Andrews

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Written when Jane Austen was just fourteen years old, LOVE AND FREINDSHIP foreshadows the conflict between moral obligation and individual desire which animates the author's mature books. Now reworked in this sparkling satire, the story follows Isabel and her daughter Marianne when they attend the theatre in Bury St Edmunds. There, they encounter Isabel's old friend Laura, who gives Marianne her journal - which proves a revelation to the younger woman as she reads of one madcap romantic escapade after another. There is love at first sight, marriage the same day, exaggerated sentiment - and complete disregard for the feelings of others...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444826845

Published:

01-01-2016

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Sunlight On The Mersey

Author:

Lyn Andrews

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Following recent heartbreak, seventeen-year-old Rose is sent to work in rural Wales, where she is enchanted by the 'big house' and by David, its tragic young owner. Sister Iris can't escape so easily, especially when an accident has devastating consequences for the family. Meanwhile ex-soldier Charlie is keen to secure a brighter future for himself...even if it means putting ambition above his own happiness. There is romance in store for each of the family. But can love blossom amidst the challenges that lie ahead?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750539319

Published:

01-05-2014

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Dark Angel

Author:

Virginia Andrews

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In her grandmother's fine, rich Boston house, Heaven Leigh Casteel dreams of a wonderful new life of new friends, the best schools, beautiful clothes, and - most importantly - love. The pearls of culture, wisdom, and breeding will now be hers. Soon she will make the Casteel name respectable, find her brothers and sisters, and have a family again. But even in the world of the wealthy, there are strange forebodings, and secrets best forgotten. And as Heaven reaches out for love, she is slowly ensnared in a sinister web of cruel deceits and hidden passions...

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829181

Published:

01-08-2016

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Fallen Hearts

Author:

Virginia Andrews

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Proud and beautiful, Heaven comes back to the hills, to rise at last above her family's shame. As Logan's bride, she can now savour the love she sought for so long. Free from her father's clutches, she will live again in her backwoods town, a respected teacher and a cherished wife. But after a wedding trip to Boston's Farthinggale Manor and a lavish, elegant party, Heaven and Logan are persuaded to stay, lured by Tony Tatterton's guile to live amidst the Tatterton wealth and privilege. Then the ghosts of Heaven's past rise up once more, writhing around her fragile happiness; threatening her precious love with scandal and jealously, sinister passions and dangerous dreams...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829549

Published:

01-09-2016

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Flowers In The Attic

Author:

Virginia Andrews

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It isn't that she doesn't love her children. She does. But there is a fortune at stake - a fortune that will assure their later happiness if she can keep the children a secret from her dying father. So she and her mother hide her darlings away in an unused attic. Just for a little while... Chris, Cathy, Cory and Carrie had perfect lives - until a tragic accident changed everything. Now they must wait, hidden from view, as their mother tries to figure out what to do next. But as days turn into weeks and weeks into months, the siblings endure unspeakable horrors and face the terrifying realization that they might not be let out of the attic after all...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444826661

Published:

01-01-2016

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Garden Of Shadows

Author:

Virginia Andrews

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Olivia Winfield's hopes blossom when the dashing Malcolm Foxworth asks her to marry him - but they wither when his true nature is revealed. Foxworth Hall, the beautiful home that should have given them so much happiness, becomes like a prison to her, with Malcolm the cruellest of jailers. With the arrival of Alicia, her father-in-law's new bride, laughter and joy return to Foxworth Hall. But in the gloomy mansion filled with festering desires and forbidden passions, a stain of jealous obsession begins to spread - an evil that will threaten Olivia's children: two charming boys and one very special, beautiful girl. For within the halls of this cursed house a shocking secret lives. A secret that will taint the Foxworth family for generations to come...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444828108

Published:

01-05-2016

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Gates Of Paradise

Author:

Virginia Andrews

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The car crash that kills Heaven and Logan leaves Annie Casteel Stonewall orphaned and crippled. Whisked off to Farthinggale Manor by the possessive Tony Tatterton, Annie pines for her lost family, but especially for Luke, her half-brother - friend of her childhood, her fantasy prince, her loving confidante. Without the warm glow of his love, Annie is lost in the shadows of despair. And when she discovers Troy's cottage hidden in Farthinggale's woods, the mystery of her past deepens. But even as she yearns to see Luke again, her hopes and dreams are darkened by the sinister Casteel spell...treacherous, powerful and evil!

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829907

Published:

01-10-2016

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