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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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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412516

Published:

01-08-2017

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The Lie

Author:

Helen Dunmore

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Cornwall, 1920, early spring. A young man stands on a headland, looking out to sea. He is back from the war, homeless and without family. Behind him lie the mud, barbed-wire entanglements and terror of the trenches. Behind him is also the most intense relationship of his life. Daniel has survived, but the horror and passion of the past seem more real than the quiet fields around him. He is about to step into the unknown. But will he ever be able to escape the terrible, unforeseen consequences of a lie?

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Soft Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753153772

Published:

01-06-2015

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I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive

Author:

Steve Earle

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It's 1963 and in a rented room, in the red-light district of San Antonio, Doc Ebersole lives with the ghost of Hank Williams. Doc, rumoured to have given Hank the final morphine dose that killed him, supports his own morphine habit. Having lost his licence to practise medicine, he performs abortions and patches up the odd knife or gunshot wound. Then, when he meets Graciela, a young Mexican immigrant, miraculous things begin to happen. Graciela heals others with the touch of her hand. Everyone she meets is transformed for the better - except Hank's angry ghost...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444810998

Published:

01-05-2012

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Interpreters

Author:

Sue Eckstein

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When Julia Rosenthal returns to her suburban childhood home, the unspoken tensions of family life come flooding back. In a different place and time, another woman struggles to tell the story of her early years in wartime Germany, gradually revealing the secrets she has carried through the century, until past and present collide with unexpected and haunting results.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444815696

Published:

01-06-2013

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Sanctuary

Author:

Robert Edric

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Branwell Bronte - un-exhibited artist, unacknowledged writer, sacked railwayman, disgraced tutor and spurned lover - finds himself unhappily back at Haworth Parsonage. There he must face the disappointment of his father and his three sisters, whose own pseudonymous successes - allegedly kept secret from him - are only just becoming apparent. With his health failing rapidly, his literary aspirations abandoned and his once loyal circle of friends shrinking fast, Branwell lives in a world of secrets, conspiracies and seemingly endless betrayals.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750542548

Published:

01-05-2016

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Pillars Of Gold

Author:

Alice Thomas Ellis

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When a body is discovered in the Regents Canal, the local residents vaguely wonder if it might belong to their missing neighbour Barbs, but none of them quite get round to doing anything about it. While Scarlett is preoccupied with her uptight husband Brian and her adolescent daughter Camille, Connie is wondering whether her lover Memet is being unfaithful to her. As the two women gossip and wryly comment on everything from advertising and the press, psychiatrists and school systems to nutrition cranks, lives of both families are turned on their heads as the do-gooder Barbs' whereabouts remain unknown.

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750537599

Published:

01-10-2013

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The Birds Of The Air

Author:

Alice Thomas Ellis

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Mary felt rather like someone for whom a marriage was being arranged by people who doubted the suitability of the match but could think of no seemly way of retiring. Her family and friends behaved like outsiders privy to a secret and dubious courtship, treating her with wholly unnatural care, whispering together and falling silent when they remembered her sitting by the window and possibly listening. Mary Marsh had lost her only child, but rather than allow her peace in which to grieve, her mother cajoles her into participating in a proper family Christmas. As the various guests arrive - the house descends into farcical chaos.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750537575

Published:

01-07-2013

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The Inn At The Edge Of The World

Author:

Alice Thomas Ellis

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Five strangers gather at Eric's inn on a remote Hebridean island after he advertises in the London weeklies for 'Christmas at the edge of the world.' Harry, a military widower, is fascinated by General Gordon; Jessica is a voice over artist and actress; Jon is a vain actor who is dangerously obsessed with Jessica; Anita is a salesperson in a department store; and Ronald is a psychoanalyst who is pining for the domestic skills of his recently departed wife. Each has their own reasons for escaping the usual festivities but things get complicated when Eric's wife flounces out and locals and visitors mingle and clash.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750537568

Published:

01-06-2013

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Miss Treadway & The Field Of Stars

Author:

Miranda Emmerson

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Soho, 1965: In a tiny two-bed flat above a Turkish cafe on Neal Street lives Anna Treadway, a young dresser at the Galaxy Theatre. When the American actress Iolanthe Green disappears after an evening's performance at the Galaxy, the newspapers are wild with speculation about her fate. But as the case grows cold, Anna is the only person left determined to find out the truth. Her search for the missing actress will take her into an England she did not know existed: an England of jazz clubs and prison cells, backstreet doctors and seaside ghost towns, where her carefully calibrated existence will be upended by violence - but also, perhaps, by love. For in order to uncover Iolanthe's secrets, Anna is going to have to face up to a few of her own...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444833881

Published:

01-09-2017

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Living With It

Author:

Lizzie Enfield

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Ben and Maggie are devastated to discover that their baby daughter, Iris, has become profoundly deaf after being exposed to the measles virus. Their close friends, Isobel and Eric, feel guilty that the virus was passed on by their daughter Gabriella; Isobel had decided years ago not to give the MMR vaccination to her children. Ben blames Isobel for his daughter's deafness, but she is also the woman he fell in love with at university, who eventually married his best friend. Ben decides to sue Isobel and Eric for damages - but is he motivated by a sense of justice for his daughter, or a sense of revenge for past emotional betrayals? In the storm that follows, Isobel's world begins to unravel, and ties of family and friendship are put to the ultimate test...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444826678

Published:

01-01-2016

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Uncoupled

Author:

Lizzie Enfield

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Holly has always been in control of her life, juggling her job in London with being a mother to Chloe and Jake and wife to Mark, who she loves and still fancies - even after seventeen years of marriage. So when she emerges unharmed from a train crash, which leaves several dead and many more injured, Holly is determined to carry on as normal and not to become a victim. But she can't forget the younger man who comforted her in the chaos of the crash, and when she sees him again on her daily commute up to town, there's a flash of something between them. Is it recognition? Curiosity? Or is there something more? And what of Anne-Marie, another 'survivor'? Just what is her story?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444814439

Published:

01-03-2013

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What You Don't Know

Author:

Lizzie Enfield

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With a lovely husband, two gorgeous children, and a job in the real world, some would think that Helen Collins has it all. So when plain, bald Graham Parks walks into her office, ready to be cross-questioned about his book, Helen isn't expecting to fall for him. He's the exact opposite of her good-looking husband Alex, who woos women daily in his role as a TV character. But after fifteen years together, Helen wonders what it would be like to sleep with someone else. What begins as harmless flirtation quickly develops into something far more threatening, pulling Helen to the edge of something that may just turn her world upside down. It's exciting, alluring, all-consuming. But is it worth the risk?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444809732

Published:

01-02-2012

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