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No And Me

Author:

Delphine de Vigan

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Lou Bertignac is thirteen, with an IQ of 160. At home her father hides his sadness, while her mother, after the death of her second child, barely speaks. Lou escapes by frequenting Paris's Gare d'Austerlitz; observing the emotional scenes amid the arrivals and departures. There she meets No, a homeless girl, and makes her the subject of her class project. Then No disappears, leaving Lou devastated. However, when Lou's parents agree to let No come to live with them, she sets out to bring her up to the light of a home and a family life. Or so she believes.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444805178

Published:

01-01-2011

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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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The Trick To Time

Author:

Kit de Waal

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Mona is a young Irish girl in the big city, with the thrill of a new job and a room of her own in a busy boarding house. On her first night out in 1970s Birmingham, she meets William, a charming Irish boy with an easy smile and an open face. They embark upon a passionate affair and a whirlwind marriage, before a sudden tragedy tears them apart. Decades later, Mona pieces together the memories of the years that separate them. But can she ever learn to love again?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444839920

Published:

01-02-2019

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Wallis

Author:

Rebecca Dean

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Wallis exists on charity, unlike her aristocratic friend, Pamela Holtby, whose family are on intimate terms with the British Royals. Both girls daydream of the handsome Prince Edward, future King of England. Wallis's first love affair is blighted by a terrible betrayal and she learns the hard way that happiness is fleeting. Returning to America she meets her second husband, not realising that her new name - Mrs Wallis Simpson - will one day take on a shocking significance. Meanwhile, Prince Edward is fulfilling his royal duties, but the scene is about to be set for the most earth-shattering meeting in the history of the British family...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750537384

Published:

01-06-2013

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A Thousand Pardons

Author:

Jonathan Dee

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Separated from her husband, Helen and her twelve-year-old daughter Sara leave their family home for Manhattan, where Helen must build a new life for them both. Thrust back into the working world, Helen takes a job in PR - her first in many years - and discovers she has a rare gift: she can convince arrogant men to admit their mistakes, spinning crises into second chances. Faced with the fallout from her own marriage, and her daughter's increasingly distant behaviour, Helen finds that the capacity for forgiveness she nurtures so successfully in her professional life is far harder to apply to her personal one...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444822151

Published:

01-12-2014

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The Diary Of A Provincial Lady

Author:

E.M. Delafield

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It's not easy, being a provincial lady in Devonshire as the 1930s dawn. To keep hearth and home ticking over smoothly, our heroine must juggle the futile search for a reliable house-parlourmaid (resulting in the appointment of a house-parlourMAN); keeping up appearances of a respectable lifestyle (even if it means pawning her jewellery); and the Sisephyan endeavour of coaxing flower-bulbs to sprout (despite the best efforts of mice, cat, and bewilderingly contradictory advice from all sides) - all the while dealing with the foibles of the overwrought Mademoiselle, a husband who hides behind the TIMES, and the dreadful Lady Boxe...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829747

Published:

01-09-2016

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The Provincial Lady Goes Further

Author:

E.M. Delafield

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The Provincial Lady, now a published author (NOTE CURIOUS AND RATHER DISTURBING TENDENCY OF EVERYBODY IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD TO SUSPECT ME OF PUTTING THEM INTO A BOOK), is about to spread her wings. With a portion of her surprisingly substantial remuneration, she secures herself a small flat in London, where she may from time to time escape from domestic Devonshire dramas - a hysterical Mademoiselle, Cook's repeated offerings of tinned sardines, and Our Vicar's Wife's perpetual attempts to drag her into Community Events - to mix with distinguished novelists, attend Literary Parties, and simply Write...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831559

Published:

01-02-2017

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The Provincial Lady In America

Author:

E.M. Delafield

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Following the success of her literary efforts, The Provincial Lady abandons the daily domestic grind of leaking ceilings and dead rodents in the bathroom for a publicity trip to America. Though initially nervous - as Miss S. of the Post-Office sagely advises, the country is, after all, A Long Way Off - she takes the plunge and sets off. From mixing with the literati to negotiating an unaccustomed number of bath-taps, rebuffing assumptions about England's perpetual fog to visiting her first night-club, our heroine determinedly immerses herself in both living, and providing wry commentary upon, the American Way.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831894

Published:

01-03-2017

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The Provincial Lady In Wartime

Author:

E.M. Delafield

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1939: War has been declared, and Britain's population is determined to Do Their Duty on the Home Front (YOUNG CRAMP FROM THE GARAGE, WHO OFFERED TO LEARN METHOD OF DEALING WITH UNEXPLODED BOMBS, HAS WITHDRAWN AFTER TEN MINUTES' INSTRUCTION ON THE GROUNDS THAT HE THINKS IT SEEMS RATHER DANGEROUS). The Provincial Lady is no exception, travelling to London (ENTIRE SKY PEPPERED WITH HUGE SILVER BARRAGE BALLOONS, WHICH LOOK LOVELY. CANNOT IMAGINE WHY THEY HAVE NOT BEEN THOUGHT OF BEFORE AND USED FOR PURELY DECORATIVE PURPOSES) to offer her authorial services to the Ministry of Information...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444832266

Published:

01-04-2017

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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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Soft Cover

Genre:

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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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444832464

Published:

01-05-2017

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Escape

Author:

Barbara Delinsky

Synopsis:

One Friday morning, Emily realises that, somewhere in life, she has chosen the wrong path. She's stifled by her job as a New York lawyer, she barely sees her husband, James, and their attempts to start a family have proved unsuccessful. So Emily escapes. She walks out of the office, turns her phone off, packs a bag and leaves New York. She doesn't even tell James she's leaving... But when a new path leads back to her past, and an old lover, new problems arise. As Emily begins to carve out a new life, where does that leave everything and everyone she left behind?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444818758

Published:

01-03-2014

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