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Lucky Bunny

Author:

Jill Dawson

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Crime is a man's business, so they say, though not according to Queenie Dove. A self-proclaimed genius when it comes to thieving and escape, she reckons she's done pretty well. Yes, she had a tough childhood in London's East End. But she survived the Blitz, learned how to get by on her wits, and soon graduated from shoplifting to more glamorous crimes. Daring, clever and sexy, she thrived in the Soho of the Krays and the clubs of Mayfair, fell wildly in love, and got away with it all. Or did she? For beneath Queenie's vivacious, unrepentant account lies another story. To the end, she believes she was lucky, but did she simply play the hand that fate dealt her?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753190180

Published:

01-06-2012

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Lucky Bunny

Author:

Jill Dawson

Synopsis:

Crime is a man's business, so they say, though not according to Queenie Dove. A self-proclaimed genius when it comes to thieving and escape, she reckons she's done pretty well. Yes, she had a tough childhood in London's East End. But she survived the Blitz, learned how to get by on her wits, and soon graduated from shoplifting to more glamorous crimes. Daring, clever and sexy, she thrived in the Soho of the Krays and the clubs of Mayfair, fell wildly in love, and got away with it all. Or did she? For beneath Queenie's vivacious, unrepentant account lies another story. To the end, she believes she was lucky, but did she simply play the hand that fate dealt her?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753190197

Published:

01-06-2013

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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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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781445099323

Published:

01-12-2014

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The Tell-Tale Heart

Author:

Jill Dawson

Synopsis:

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

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444828849

Published:

01-07-2016

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Scissors, Paper, Stone

Author:

Elizabeth Day

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As Charles Redfern lies motionless in hospital, his wife, Anne, and daughter, Charlotte, are forced to confront their relationships with him - and with each other. Anne, once beautiful and clever, has paled beside her husband's harsh brilliance. She mechanically attends endless rounds of drinks parties, trying to ignore the guilt that trails behind her like a shadow. Charlotte, battling with an inner darkness, is desperate to prevent her relationship with not-yet-divorced Gabriel from disintegrating. Both women must face the full truth of Charles's hold over them, and the uncertainty of a future without the figure that has dominated them for so long.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444807776

Published:

01-09-2011

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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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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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Hard Cover

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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£18.79

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