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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

Genre:

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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Hard Cover

Genre:

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

Genre:

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

Genre:

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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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785414640

Published:

01-12-2017

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Birdcage Walk

Author:

Helen Dunmore

Synopsis:

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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Exposure

Author:

Helen Dunmore

Synopsis:

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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Soft Cover

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

Genre:

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

Synopsis:

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.

Media Format:

Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750542548

Published:

01-05-2016

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£18.79

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