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The Van

Author:

Roddy Doyle

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The third book in the Barrytown Trilogy Jimmy Rabbitte is unemployed and rapidly running out of money. His best friend Bimbo has been made redundant from the company where he has worked for many years. The two old friends are out of luck and out of options. That is, until Bimbo finds a dilapidated 'chipper van' and the pair decide to go into business... By the bestselling author of 'The Commitments' and 'The Snapper', 'The Van' is a tender tale of male friendship, swimming in grease and stained with ketchup.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753192634

Published:

01-04-2015

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The Pure Gold Baby

Author:

Margaret Drabble

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Anna is a child of special, unknowable qualities. She is a happy child, always willing to smile at the world around her. But she also presents profound challenges. For her mother Jess, still in her early twenties, living alone in North London and hoping to resume an adventurous career, her arrival will prove life-transforming. Over the course of decades, in ways large and small, Anna will affect the lives and loves of those around her. While Anna herself will remain largely unaltered by the passing years, she will live through a period of dramatic change, her journey illuminating our shifting attitudes towards motherhood, responsibility and the way we care for one another.

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444820553

Published:

01-08-2014

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Indiscretion

Author:

Charles Dubow

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Harry and Madeleine Winslow are a devoted couple, blessed with talent, money and charm. Bonded by deep devotion, their marriage is both envied and admired by friends who spend summers at their East Hampton idyll. When a holiday fling goes disastrously wrong, 26-year-old Claire falls into the Winslows' welcome orbit. They are enchanted by her youth, intelligence and disarming naivety. But over the course of the summer, reverence transforms into dangerous desire. By the end, it is no longer enough to just be one of their hangers-on... Seen through the eyes of Maddy's childhood friend Walter, INDISCRETION is a story about the complexities of love, and how obsession can tear apart even the most perfect of worlds.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444819816

Published:

01-06-2014

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Holy Cow

Author:

David Duchovny

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Elsie Bovary is a cow, and a pretty happy one at that. But a glimpse of something called an "industrial meat farm" shakes her understanding of the world to its core, and she decides to escape to a better, safer place. A motley crew is formed: Elsie; Shalom, a grumpy pig; and Tom, a suave turkey who can't fly but can work an iPhone with his beak. Toting stolen passports and slapdash human disguises, they head for the airport...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785415951

Published:

01-09-2018

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Bond Girl

Author:

Erin Duffy

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Being the new girl in one of New York's biggest banks isn't what Alex Garrett expected. For one thing, she gets a fold-up chair and no desk - apparently some people don't last long enough to need their own chair... For another, her colleagues aren't quite the geeks she feared. In fact, pretty soon she's having the time of her life. Sure, it's not ideal when you lose thousands of dollars on your first trade, and no she hadn't really expected to be sent for car-loads of pizzas for breakfast - without a car... But she soon realises that the crazy, shocking, hilarious group of men that surround her could be the best friends she ever had, and one of them may become even more.

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444816235

Published:

01-08-2013

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Betsy & Lilibet

Author:

Sophie Duffy

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THEY NAMED ME ELIZABETH SARAH SUNSHINE, AFTER THE BRAND NEW PRINCESS, BORN AT THE EXACT SAME TIME AS ME, ONLY ACROSS THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER, TO POSHER PARENTS, WITH A SWANKIER ADDRESS. THE PRINCESS WAS GIVEN A STRING OF NAMES THAT WOULD GROW EVER LONGER SO THAT IN SOME WAYS SHE WOULD ALWAYS HAVE MORE THAN ME. BUT SHE DIDN'T GET THE SUNSHINE... London, 1926: Two baby girls are born just hours and miles apart. Both will grow up in very different families; each will carry the burden of responsibility, service, and duty. One will wear the Crown of the Commonwealth; the other will bury the bodies of the dead. Over the course of ninety years, their paths will cross three times. This is the story of Betsy and Lilibet.

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444840513

Published:

01-04-2019

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Bright Stars

Author:

Sophie Duffy

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Cameron Spark is separated from his wife, and awaiting a tribunal following an incident in the underground vaults of Edinburgh, where he works as a ghost tour guide. On the day he moves back home to live with his widowed dad, he receives a letter from Canada. It is from Christie... Twenty-five years earlier, Cameron attended Lancaster University and, despite his crippling shyness, made three unlikely friends: Christie, a rich Canadian; Tommo, a wannabe rock star; and Bex, a feminist activist. Cameron felt as though he was finally living - until a horrific car accident shattered their friendships and altered their futures forever... Now Christie's letter offers them a reunion after all these years. But has enough time passed to recover from the lies, the guilt, and the mistakes made on that tragic night?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829587

Published:

01-09-2016

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The Generation Game

Author:

Sophie Duffy

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Philippa Smith is in her forties and has a beautiful newborn baby girl. She also has no husband, and nowhere to turn. So she turns to the only place she knows: the beginning. Retracing her life, she confronts the daily obstacles that shaped her very existence. From the tragic events of her childhood abandonment, to the astonishing accomplishments of those close to her, Philippa learns of the sacrifices others chose to make, and the outcome of buried secrets. She discovers a celebration of life, love, and the golden era of television in this reflection of everyday people, in not so everyday situations.

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444813357

Published:

01-12-2012

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Look At Me

Author:

Sarah Duguid

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Lizzy lives with her father Julian and her brother Ig in North London. Two years ago her mother died, leaving a family bereft by her absence and a house still filled with her things. Margaret was lively, beautiful, fun, loving - as far as Lizzy is concerned, she kept the family together. Then, one day, Lizzy finds a letter from a stranger to her father, and discovers he has another child. In an act of outraged defiance, Lizzy invites this new half-sister into her family's world - and, almost immediately, realises her mistake...

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Soft Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444833331

Published:

01-07-2017

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Birdcage Walk

Author:

Helen Dunmore

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It is 1792, and Europe is seized by political turmoil and violence. Lizzie Fawkes has grown up in radical circles where each step of the French Revolution is followed with eager idealism. But she has recently married John Diner Tredevant, a property developer who is heavily invested in Bristol's housing boom, and he has everything to lose from social upheaval and the prospect of war. Soon his plans for a magnificent terrace built above the two-hundred-foot drop of the Gorge come under threat. Diner believes that Lizzie's independent, questioning spirit must be coerced and subdued. She belongs to him: law and custom confirm it, and she must live as he wants. In an atmosphere of public and private violence, resistance and terror, Diner's passion for Lizzie darkens until she finds herself dangerously alone...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785414640

Published:

01-12-2017

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Birdcage Walk

Author:

Helen Dunmore

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It is 1792, and Europe is seized by political turmoil and violence. Lizzie Fawkes has grown up in radical circles where each step of the French Revolution is followed with eager idealism. But she has recently married John Diner Tredevant, a property developer who is heavily invested in Bristol's housing boom, and he has everything to lose from social upheaval and the prospect of war. Soon his plans for a magnificent terrace built above the two-hundred-foot drop of the Gorge come under threat. Diner believes that Lizzie's independent, questioning spirit must be coerced and subdued. She belongs to him: law and custom confirm it, and she must live as he wants. In an atmosphere of public and private violence, resistance and terror, Diner's passion for Lizzie darkens until she finds herself dangerously alone...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785414701

Published:

01-12-2018

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Exposure

Author:

Helen Dunmore

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London, November, 1960: The Cold War is at its height. Spy fever fills the newspapers, and the political establishment knows how and where to buy its secrets. When a highly sensitive file goes missing, Simon Callington is accused of passing information to the Soviets, and arrested. His wife, Lily, suspects that his imprisonment is part of a cover-up, and that more powerful men than Simon will do anything to prevent their own downfall. She knows that she too is in danger, and must fight to protect her children. But what she does not realise is that Simon has hidden vital truths about his past, and may be found guilty of another crime that carries with it an even greater penalty...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412455

Published:

01-08-2016

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