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Crooked Heart

Author:

Lissa Evans

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When Noel Bostock - aged ten, no family - is evacuated from London to escape the Blitz, he ends up living in St Albans with Vera Sedge - thirty-six and drowning in debts and dependants. Always desperate for money, she's unscrupulous about how she gets it. The war's thrown up new opportunities for this, but what Vee needs (and what she's never had) is a cool head and the ability to make a plan. On her own, she's a disaster. With Noel, she's a team. Together they cook up an idea. Criss-crossing the bombed suburbs of London, Vee starts to make a profit, and Noel begins to regain his interest in life. But there are plenty of other people making money out of the war, and some of them are dangerous...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785411090

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01-11-2015

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Crooked Heart

Author:

Lissa Evans

Synopsis:

When Noel Bostock - aged ten, no family - is evacuated from London to escape the Blitz, he ends up living in St Albans with Vera Sedge - thirty-six and drowning in debts and dependants. Always desperate for money, she's unscrupulous about how she gets it. The war's thrown up new opportunities for this, but what Vee needs (and what she's never had) is a cool head and the ability to make a plan. On her own, she's a disaster. With Noel, she's a team. Together they cook up an idea. Criss-crossing the bombed suburbs of London, Vee starts to make a profit, and Noel begins to regain his interest in life. But there are plenty of other people making money out of the war, and some of them are dangerous...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785411151

Published:

01-11-2016

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Old Baggage

Author:

Lissa Evans

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It is 1928. Matilda Simpkin, rooting through a cupboard, comes across a small wooden club - an old possession of hers, unseen for more than a decade. Mattie is a woman with a thrilling past and a chafingly uneventful present. During the Women's Suffrage Campaign, she was a militant. Jailed five times, she marched, sang, gave speeches, smashed windows and heckled Winston Churchill; and nothing, NOTHING since then has had the same depth, the same excitement. Now in middle age, she is still looking for a fresh mould into which to pour her energies. Giving the wooden club a thoughtful twirl, she is struck by an idea. But what starts as a brilliantly idealistic plan is derailed by a connection with Mattie's militant past - one which begins to threaten every principle that she stands for...

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785417382

Published:

01-07-2019

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Mr Loverman

Author:

Bernardine Evaristo

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Seventy-four-year-old flamboyant Hackney personality Barry is known for his dapper taste and fondness for retro suits. He is a husband, father, and grandfather. And for the past sixty years, he has been in a secret relationship with his childhood friend and soulmate, Morris... Carmel knows Barry is unfaithful, but suspects a parade of ladies rather than the truth. After her husband makes one too many late-night returns to their marital bed, Carmel finally instigates a new regime of absolute fidelity. Spurred into action by this declaration, Barry suggests to Morris that they stop the charade and spend their twilight years living together - but his lover refuses, still resenting Barry's failure to set up home with him two decades before. As a marriage goes into meltdown, all three parties have major choices to make...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444823813

Published:

01-05-2015

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If This Is Home

Author:

Stuart Evers

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Mark Wilkinson has three names. He left his own behind in the rainy north of England. American immigration knows him as Josef Novak. And at the Valhalla, the mysterious complex where he sells lofty ambition and dark desires, he goes by Mr Jones. Since he was eighteen, Mark has been running away from his small town, his vanished mother, his broken father. But one night in Las Vegas, shocked by violence and ambushed by memories, he is propelled back to his real name and his real past. Back to Bethany Wilder: carnival queen, partner in dreams and tragic ghost.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444817485

Published:

01-11-2013

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The Last Of Us

Author:

Rob Ewing

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On a remote Scottish island, five children are the only ones left. Since the Last Adult died, sensible Elizabeth has been the group leader, testing for a radio signal, playing teacher and keeping an eye on Alex, the littlest, whose insulin can only last so long. There is 'shopping' to do in the houses they haven't yet searched, and wrong smells to avoid. For eight-year-old Rona, each day brings fresh hope that someone will come back for them, tempered by the reality of their dwindling supplies. With no adults to rebel against, squabbles threaten the fragile family they have formed. And when brothers Duncan and Calum Ian attempt to thwart Elizabeth's leadership, it prompts a chain of events that will endanger Alex's life and test them all in unimaginable ways.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831382

Published:

01-02-2017

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The Universe Versus Alex Woods

Author:

Gavin Extence

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Alex Woods knows that he hasn't had the most conventional start in life. He knows that growing up with a clairvoyant single mother won't endear him to the local bullies. He also knows that the most improbable events can happen - he's got the scars to prove it. What he doesn't know yet is that when he meets ill-tempered, reclusive widower Mr Peterson, he'll make an unlikely friend. Someone who tells him that you only get one shot at life. That you have to make the best possible choices. So when, aged seventeen, Alex is stopped at Dover customs with 113 grams of marijuana, an urn full of ashes on the passenger seat and an entire nation in uproar, he's fairly sure he's done the right thing...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444818406

Published:

01-02-2014

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My Sweet Revenge

Author:

Jane Fallon

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I WANT TO MAKE MY HUSBAND FALL BACK IN LOVE WITH ME. LET ME EXPLAIN. I HAVEN'T BEEN READING ARTICLES IN OLD WOMEN'S MAGAZINES - 'TWENTY WAYS TO KEEP YOUR MAN'. I WANT HIM TO FALL BACK IN LOVE WITH ME SO THAT WHEN I TELL HIM TO GET THE HELL OUT OF MY LIFE, HE'LL CARE. I WANT IT TO HURT... Paula has had Robert's back since they got together as drama students. She gave up her dreams so he could make it. Now he's one of the nation's most popular actors. And Paula's just discovered he's having an affair. She's going to remind Robert just what he's sacrificing. And then she's going to break his heart like he broke hers. It will be her greatest acting role ever. Revenge is sweet. Isn't it?

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444834246

Published:

01-10-2017

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Skeletons

Author:

Jane Fallon

Synopsis:

Jen has discovered a secret. If she tells her husband Jason, he might get over the shock, but will he forgive her for telling the truth? She might drive a wedge through their marriage. If she tells someone else in Jason's family - the family she's come to love more than her own - she'd not only tear them apart, but could also find herself on the outside: she's never really been one of them, after all. But if she keeps the dirty little secret to herself, how long can she pretend nothing is wrong? How long can she live a lie? Jen knows the truth - but is she ready for the consequences?

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444825237

Published:

01-09-2015

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The Wacky Man

Author:

Lyn G. Farrell

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Amanda secludes herself in her bedroom, no longer willing to face the outside world. Gradually, she pieces together the story of her life: her brothers have abandoned her, her mother scarcely speaks to her, and the Wacky Man could return any day to burn the house down. Just like he promised... As her family disintegrates, Amanda hopes for a better future, a way out from the violence and fear that has consumed her childhood. But can she cling to her sanity, before insanity itself is her only means of escape?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831566

Published:

01-02-2017

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A Close Connection

Author:

Patricia Fawcett

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Eleanor and Henry Nightingale. Paula and Alan Walker. Two very different couples, brought together by the marriage of their respective children, Nicola and Matthew. Elegant and successful, Eleanor has turned a blind eye to her husband Henry's infidelities for years, but might finally be running out of patience. Paula and Alan appear happy, but quiet grief for their lost daughter may be pushing them slowly apart. Meanwhile, Nicola and Matthew's marriage is facing its own crisis point. An Italian holiday for all four in-laws, intended to bring them closer together, creates both bonds and rifts. With three unions in turmoil, will any survive?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444828665

Published:

01-06-2016

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A Small Fortune

Author:

Patricia Fawcett

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When they win the lottery, Angela and Tom leave their roots and move to a designer home overlooking Morecambe Bay. Despite the money, Angela is discontented, and Tom changes - into a businessman with grandiose plans - whilst their daughter Melanie has no aim in life. A visit to Angela's sister, Moira, brings to a head their disparate relationships. Meanwhile, Tom's business plans unravel, bringing unexpected money worries, and Angela faces having to reveal that she's been sending money regularly to Cheryl, a woman who'd sent them a begging letter after the win. Should she trust her? Is Cheryl all she seems?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444815344

Published:

01-05-2013

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