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The War-workers

Author:

E.M. Delafield

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England, 1917: The Midland Supply Depot distributes medical materials to hospitals, Belgian refugees to comfortable billets, and tea and sandwiches to troop-trains - in addition to a thousand other things. Charmian Vivian runs the depot with a rod of iron, both resented and admired by her underlings, and worshipped by her devoted secretary Miss Delmege. But when new clerk Grace Jones arrives, it sets the cat among the pigeons. For Grace is unimpressed by her director's posturing and claims of indispensability. Then Charmian is struck down by influenza, rendering her Unfit For Duty, and leaving the depot in Grace's capable hands...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444834062

Published:

01-09-2017

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Blueprints

Author:

Barbara Delinsky

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Jamie MacAfee's life is almost perfect. She loves her fiance, and adores her job as an architect on her family's home renovation TV show. Her beloved mother Caroline has built up her own confidence after a painful divorce, working as the very successful host of the show. Everything is going to plan...and then the lives of both women are changed overnight. When the TV network decides to replace her with Jamie as the show's host, Caroline is left feeling horribly betrayed. Then tragedy strikes, leaving Jamie guardian to her small orphaned half-brother, and fiancee to a man who doesn't want the child. WHO AM I? both women ask, as the blueprints they've built their lives around break down. It's time to find out what they really want, and where their future lies...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444832464

Published:

01-05-2017

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Lifted By The Great Nothing

Author:

Karim Dimechkie

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Max lives with his father, Rasheed, and doesn't remember his mother, who was murdered by burglars before father and son were forced to emigrate from Beirut to New Jersey. Rasheed is enamoured of his idea of American culture - baseball and barbecues - and has tried to shed his Lebanese heritage completely. He has a single purpose in life: to provide Max with a joyful childhood; though sometimes his efforts do more harm than good. When Max turns seventeen, he discovers that his father has been lying to him - about everything - and their peaceful universe is destroyed. As Max ventures on an uncertain journey to Beirut, he must ask himself, what happens when your truth is a fable? And can some lies be a sacrifice in disguise?

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ISBN:

9781785411335

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01-01-2016

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Lifted By The Great Nothing

Author:

Karim Dimechkie

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Max lives with his father, Rasheed, and doesn't remember his mother, who was murdered by burglars before father and son were forced to emigrate from Beirut to New Jersey. Rasheed is enamoured of his idea of American culture - baseball and barbecues - and has tried to shed his Lebanese heritage completely. He has a single purpose in life: to provide Max with a joyful childhood; though sometimes his efforts do more harm than good. When Max turns seventeen, he discovers that his father has been lying to him - about everything - and their peaceful universe is destroyed. As Max ventures on an uncertain journey to Beirut, he must ask himself, what happens when your truth is a fable? And can some lies be a sacrifice in disguise?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785411397

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01-01-2017

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The Lullaby Of Polish Girls

Author:

Dagmara Dominczyk

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Anna and her parents, political dissidents, emigrate from Poland to the US. They settle in Brooklyn among immigrants of every stripe, yet Anna never quite feels that she belongs. The summer she turns twelve, she is sent back to Kielce to visit her grandmother, and develops intense friendships with two local girls - brash and beautiful Justyna and desperately awkward Kamila. Their bond is renewed every summer when Anna returns... Years later, when Justyna suffers a terrible tragedy, it's the perfect excuse for Anna to abandon her own crisis in New York and hurry back to Poland. But when she arrives in her hometown, the reunion does not turn out as expected. It's time to face the past - everything it promised, and everything it shattered.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444820546

Published:

01-08-2014

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Dalila

Author:

Jason Donald

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Irene Dalila Mwathi comes from Kenya with a brutally violent personal history. Once she wanted to be a journalist, but now all she wants is to be safe. When she finally arrives, bewildered, in London, she is attacked by the very people paid to protect her, and she has no choice but to step out on her own into this strange new world. Through a dizzying array of interviews, lawyer's meetings, regulations and detention centres, she realises that what she faces may be no less dangerous than the violence she has fled...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444837704

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01-08-2018

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The Wonder

Author:

Emma Donoghue

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Lib Wright, a young English nurse, arrives in an impoverished Irish village on a strange mission. Eleven-year-old Anna O'Donnell is said to have eaten nothing for months, but appears to be thriving miraculously. With tourists thronging to see this child, and the press sowing doubt, the baffled community looks to an outsider to bring the facts to light. An educated sceptic, trained by the legendary Florence Nightingale and repelled by what she sees as ignorance and superstition, Lib expects to expose the fast as a hoax right away. But as she gets to know the girl, she becomes more and more unsure. Is Anna a fraud, or a 'living wonder'? Or is something more sinister unfolding right before Lib's eyes - a tragedy in which she herself is playing a part?

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ISBN:

9781444834635

Published:

01-11-2017

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The Death's Head Chess Club

Author:

John Donoghue

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SS-Obersturmfuhrer Paul Meissner arrives at Auschwitz fresh from fighting on the Russian Front. After being badly wounded, he is fit only for administrative duty, his first and most pressing task being to improve flagging camp morale among the officers and enlisted men. So he sets up a chess club, which thrives as under-the-table bets are made on the results of the games. Meissner learns that chess is also played by the prisoners and is intrigued by the rumour of a Jewish watchmaker, Emil Clement, who is "unbeatable". When Meissner's superiors demand that he demonstrate German superiority by pitting this undefeated Jew against the best Nazi players, an unusual friendship is formed. And as more and more games are played, the stakes rise, and the two men find their fates deeply entwined.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785410734

Published:

01-08-2015

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The Death's Head Chess Club

Author:

John Donoghue

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SS-Obersturmfuhrer Paul Meissner arrives at Auschwitz fresh from fighting on the Russian Front. After being badly wounded, he is fit only for administrative duty, his first and most pressing task being to improve flagging camp morale among the officers and enlisted men. So he sets up a chess club, which thrives as under-the-table bets are made on the results of the games. Meissner learns that chess is also played by the prisoners and is intrigued by the rumour of a Jewish watchmaker, Emil Clement, who is "unbeatable". When Meissner's superiors demand that he demonstrate German superiority by pitting this undefeated Jew against the best Nazi players, an unusual friendship is formed. And as more and more games are played, the stakes rise, and the two men find their fates deeply entwined.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785410796

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01-08-2016

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Gone Are The Leaves

Author:

Anne Donovan

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Feilamort can remember very little of his childhood before he became a choir boy. He has one of the finest voices in the land. It is a gift he believes will protect him Apprentice to her mother, Deirdre embroiders the robes for one of Scotland's finest families. But her mother is pushing her to choose between a man she does not love and a closed world of prayer and solitude. When the time comes for Feilamort to make an awful decision, he and Deirdre learn more about his forgotten childhood, and it becomes clear that someone is intent on keeping it hidden.

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ISBN:

9781445099262

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01-12-2014

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Gone Are The Leaves

Author:

Anne Donovan

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Feilamort can remember very little of his childhood before he became a choir boy. He has one of the finest voices in the land. It is a gift he believes will protect him... Apprentice to her mother, Deirdre embroiders the robes for one of Scotland's finest families. But her mother is pushing her to choose between a man she does not love and a closed world of prayer and solitude. When the time comes for Feilamort to make an awful decision, he and Deirdre learn more about his forgotten childhood, and it becomes clear that someone is intent on keeping it hidden.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781445099279

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01-12-2015

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Smile

Author:

Roddy Doyle

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Just moved into a new apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's pub for a pint. One evening a man in shorts and a pink shirt brings over his own pint and sits down. He seems to know Victor's name and to remember him from school. Says his name is Fitzpatrick. Victor dislikes him on sight; dislikes the memories that Fitzpatrick stirs up of five years being taught by the Christian Brothers. He prompts other recollections too - of Rachel, his beautiful wife who became a celebrity, and of Victor's small claim to fame as the man who says the unsayable on the radio. But it's the memories of school, and of one particular Brother, that he cannot control, and which eventually threaten to destroy his sanity...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785415104

Published:

01-04-2018

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