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If There Be Thorns

Author:

Virginia Andrews

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Out of the ashes of evil, Chris and Cathy have made a loving home for their children. Fourteen-year-old Jory is handsome and gentle, and nine-year-old Bart has a dazzling imagination. Then the lights come on in the abandoned house next door. The old lady in black is there, watching their home with prying eyes, guarded by her strange old butler. Soon she has Bart over for cookies and ice-cream, and asks him to call her 'Grandmother'. And Bart's dark transformation begins... While the little boy trembles on the edge of madness, his anguished parents, his helpless brother, an obsessed old woman and her vengeful, powerful butler await the climax to a horror that flowered in an attic long ago - a horror whose thorns are still wet with blood, still tipped with fire...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444827385

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01-03-2016

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Petals On The Wind

Author:

Virginia Andrews

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The Dollanganger children are trying to rebuild their lives after suffocating for so long in the terrifying darkness of the attic. The siblings must put aside their past and learn to love and dream again, in order to find their rightful place in the world. Still, dreams of happiness and success are easily crowded out by thoughts of vengeance. Cathy is determined to make those responsible for destroying their childhood pay, from the grandmother who tormented them to the mother who abandoned them. She now has the powers she learned from her beautiful mother, and it is time to put what she knows to the test - to show her mother and grandmother, once and for all, that the pain and terror of the attic cannot be forgotten...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444827026

Published:

01-02-2016

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Seeds Of Yesterday

Author:

Virginia Andrews

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Many years have passed for the Dollanganger family. Jory has grown up to marry his childhood sweetheart, Melodie, and both have become successful dancers. Corinne has bequeathed Bart the rebuilt Foxworth Hall, which he plans to reopen and make the grandest home in Virginia. Cathy and Chris arrive to live once again, forty years later, in the place where they were hidden so long ago. But the past is not easily left behind, especially when Uncle Joel suddenly arrives. Presumed killed in an avalanche, he recuperated in an Italian monastery and is now installed by Bart as the head butler - but is soon poisoning the mind of his employer. Meanwhile, Jory's life is about to be turned upside down - and tragedy, which has so often shadowed their lives, awaits Cathy and Chris once more...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444827750

Published:

01-04-2016

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Web Of Dreams

Author:

Virginia Andrews

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On their return to Farthinggale Manor, the mystery-shrouded luxury home of the Tatterton family, Annie and Luke believe that they will finally be putting the past to rest, and bringing peace to the spirit of Annie's mother, Heaven. But Annie discovers a diary at Farthinggale, telling the story of her grandmother, Leigh, and of her great-grandparents... Born into the privileged life of Boston's wealthy classes, Leigh hopes for happiness. Her dreams are shattered, however, when her parents divorce, and her mother marries Tony Tatterton. The awful shadow cast by the Tatterton family over the lives of the next three generations begins to spread...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444830279

Published:

01-11-2016

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Vice Versa

Author:

F. Anstey

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Mr. Bultitude is unmoved by the pleading of his fourteen-year-old son Dick that he be spared from returning to Grimstone's tortuous boarding school. During his harangue on the free and easy life of youth, Mr. Bultitude unwisely expresses the wish that he himself might be a boy again - whilst clutching the magical Garuda Stone, which is all too ready to oblige by transforming his outward appearance into that of his son's. To add insult to injury, Dick swiftly seizes the stone - and with it, the opportunity not only to assume his father's mature and portly form, but also gleefully pack Mr. Bultitude off to the hellish halls of Grimstone's...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444824322

Published:

01-06-2015

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Be Careful What You Wish For

Author:

Jeffrey Archer

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Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rush to hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno? When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him, but she comes up against a devious enemy... Harry and Emma's adopted daughter makes plans to marry, but Lady Virginia Fenwick drops her particular brand of poison into the wedding chalice... Then, without warning, Cedric Hardcastle, a bluff Yorkshireman who no one has come across before, takes his place on the board of Barrington's - a move that will change the lives of every member of the Clifton and Barrington families...

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ISBN:

9781444823783

Published:

01-05-2015

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Best Kept Secret

Author:

Jeffrey Archer

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The third book in the Clifton Chronicles: The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie, and the Lord Chancellor's deciding vote will cast a long shadow over the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns briefly to America to publicise his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of a girl to adopt, providing a sister for Sebastian and completing their family. Meanwhile, Giles falls in love with the scheming Lady Virginia, which could prove to be his undoing. And as Sebastian grows and starts to make his way in the world, he gets himself into what could be serious trouble...

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ISBN:

9781444818376

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01-02-2014

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Cometh The Hour

Author:

Jeffrey Archer

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Giles Barrington must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. But is Karin truly in love with him, or is she a spy? Meanwhile, Lady Virginia is facing bankruptcy, and can see no way out of her financial problems - until she is introduced to the hapless Cyrus T. Grant III... Sebastian Clifton is now chief executive of Farthings Bank, and a workaholic; his personal life is thrown into disarray when he falls for Priya, a beautiful Indian girl. But her parents have already chosen the man she is going to marry... And Sebastian's rivals, Adrian Sloane and Desmond Mellor, are still plotting against him and his chairman, Hakim Bishara, so they can take over Farthings...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444830989

Published:

01-01-2017

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Mightier Than The Sword

Author:

Jeffrey Archer

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When Harry Clifton visits his publisher in New York, he learns that he has been elected as the new president of English PEN, and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in Siberia. Babakov's crime? Writing an incisive book about what it was like to work for Stalin. But Harry's campaign puts his own life in danger... Emma Clifton is facing the repercussions of the IRA attack on the BUCKINGHAM. Some board members feel she should resign, and Lady Virginia Fenwick will stop at nothing to cause Emma's downfall... Meanwhile, Sebastian Clifton is quickly making a name for himself at Farthing's Bank in London, and has proposed to a beautiful young American. But the despicable Adrian Sloane will do anything to remove his rival...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444830620

Published:

01-12-2016

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Tell Tale

Author:

Jeffrey Archer

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This new collection of short stories offers an insight into the people Jeffrey Archer has met, the tales he has heard, and the countries he has visited during the past ten years. Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from Naples who travels to an Italian hillside town to find out WHO KILLED THE MAYOR? and the pretentious schoolboy in THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS whose discovery of the origins of his father's wealth changes his life in the most profound way. Revel in the stories of the woman who dares to challenge the men at her Ivy League university during the 1930s in A GENTLEMAN AND A SCHOLAR, and another young woman who thumbs a lift and gets more than she bargained for in A WASTED HOUR...plus ten other original tales.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444837988

Published:

01-09-2018

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This Was A Man

Author:

Jeffrey Archer

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The conclusion to the Clifton Chronicles. Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife Karin from the cabinet secretary. Is she a spy, or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus, while his wife Emma completes her ten years as chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary, and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job. Sebastian Clifton becomes chairman of Farthings Kaufman bank after Hakim Bishara resigns for personal reasons. Sebastian and his wife Samantha's talented daughter Jessica is expelled from the Slade School of Art. Lady Virginia is about to flee the country to avoid her creditors when the Duchess of Hertford dies, and she sees an opportunity to finally trump the Cliftons and the Barringtons. Then tragedy engulfs the Clifton family...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444836707

Published:

01-05-2018

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Asunder

Author:

Chloe Aridjis

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Marie's job as a museum guard at the National Gallery in London offers her the life she always wanted, one of invisibility and quiet contemplation. But amid the hushed corridors of the Gallery lingers the legacy of her great-grandfather Ted, the warder who slipped and fell moments before reaching the suffragette Mary Richardson as she took a blade to one of the Gallery's masterpieces on the eve of the First World War. After nine years, Marie begins to feel the tug of restlessness. A decisive change comes in the form of a winter trip to Paris - where her carefully contained world is suddenly torn apart...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444819267

Published:

01-04-2014

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