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Sweet Dreams, Little One

Author:

Massimo Gramellini/Stephen Parkin

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It's early morning on New Year's Eve when nine-year-old Massimo wakes up to a long, doleful cry and the disconcerting image of his dad being supported by two strangers. Inexplicably, his mother has disappeared, leaving only her dressing gown crumpled on his bed and a vague trail of perfume in the air. Where has she gone? Will she ever come back? And will Massimo ever be able to say sorry, after quarrelling with her the night before?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444823981

Published:

01-05-2015

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Riding The Storm

Author:

Heather Graves

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The Lanigan brothers are consumed by a fierce rivalry: both love the same woman, and both covet the same beautiful racehorse, Hunter's Moon. When Robert is the loser for the second time, he exacts a terrible revenge upon Peter - engineering his death, and acquiring Hunter's Moon for himself... Months later, still mourning his father, Peter's son Ryan is orphaned by a cyclone which rages through Queensland, killing his mother and destroying his home and livelihood. Val, Robert's kindly wife, offers him sanctuary in her home in Melbourne. Whilst Ryan detests the idea of living with his uncle, it's his only chance to see his beloved Hunter's Moon again...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829402

Published:

01-08-2016

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Aphrodite's Island

Author:

Hilary Green

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1955: The island of Cyprus is torn apart by EOKA's insurrection against British rule. Seventeen-year-old Ariadne's family are deeply involved in the rebellion, guarding hidden caches of rifles to arm the militants. But when British soldier Stephen Allenby arrives to search their house, a spark ignites between him and Ariadne: despite their divided loyalties, the two fall in love... 1973: Back in England, Stephen labours under the twin shadows of a strained marriage and miserable job. Then the rise of EOKA-B sends him back to Cyprus as a foreign correspondent and information-gatherer, all the while searching the island for the memories of his youth...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444825053

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01-08-2015

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The Accidental Husband

Author:

Jane Green

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Maggie and Sylvie are strangers: two very different women, living on opposite coasts. But they share more in common than they could ever imagine. Both women have beautiful children on the verge of flying the nest, a home they worked hard to build, and a handsome and devoted husband they can't believe belongs to them. Both think their lives are seamlessly secure, but they couldn't be more wrong Each is about to discover a secret that will turn their world upside down, throwing into doubt everything they thought they knew, and bringing them together in the most unexpected way.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753192917

Published:

01-04-2015

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Author:

Matthew Griffin

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Wendell and Frank meet at the end of World War II, when Frank returns home to their North Carolina town. Soon he's loitering around Wendell's taxidermy shop, and the two come to understand their connection as love - a love that, in this time and place, can hold real danger. Cutting nearly all ties with the rest of the world, they make a home for themselves on the outskirts of town, keeping a string of beloved dogs for company... When Wendell finds Frank lying outside among the tomatoes at the age of eighty-three, he feels a new threat to their careful self-reliance: as Frank's physical strength and memory deteriorate, the two of them must fully confront the sacrifices they've made for each other - and the impending loss of the life they've built.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444830330

Published:

01-11-2016

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The Last Banquet

Author:

Jonathan Grimwood

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We meet Jean-Marie d'Aumout as a penniless orphan eating beetles by the side of a road. His fate is changed after he finds patronage and is sent to a military academy. Despite his lowly roots, and thanks to wit and courage in great measure, he grows up to become a diplomat and spy. Passion, political intrigue and international adventure abound in Jean-Marie's life, yet he is driven by one obsession: the pursuit of the perfect taste. Rising through the ranks of eighteenth-century French society, he feasts with lords, ladies, and eventually kings at the Palace of Versailles itself. But beyond the palace walls, revolution is in the air, and the country is clamouring with hunger of a different kind...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444820218

Published:

01-07-2014

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The Kitchen House

Author:

Kathleen Grissom

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1791: When six-year-old Irish orphan Lavinia is transported to Virginia to work in the kitchen of a wealthy plantation owner, she is absorbed into the life of the kitchen house and becomes part of the family of black slaves whose fates are tied to the plantation. But Lavinia's skin will always set her apart, whether she wishes it or not. And as she grows older, she will be torn between the life that awaits her as a white woman and the people she knows as kin...

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444818055

Published:

01-01-2014

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The Secret Diary Of Hendrik Groen 83 1/4 Years Old

Author:

Hendrik Groen

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'Another year and I still don't like old people. Me? I am 83 years old.' Hendrik Groen may be old, but he is far from dead and isn't planning to be buried any time soon. Technically speaking he is ... elderly. But surely there is more to life at his age than weak tea and potted geraniums? Hendrik sets out to write an expose: a year in the life of his care home in Amsterdam and his Old-But-Not Dead Club. When Eefji - the woman Hendrik has always longed for - moves in, he attempts to make something of the life he has left, with hilarious and devastating consequences.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750544511

Published:

01-08-2017

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Often I Am Happy

Author:

Jens Christian Grondahl

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When Ellinor addresses her best friend Anna, she does not expect a reply. Anna has been dead for forty years, killed in the same skiing accident that claimed Henning, Ellinor's first husband and Anna's lover. Ellinor tells her friend that Georg has died - Georg who was once Anna's, but whom Ellinor came to love in her place, and whom she came to care for, along with Anna's two infant sons. Yet, after Georg's death, Ellinor finds herself able to cut the ties of her assumed life with surprising ease. Returning to the area of Copenhagen where she grew up, Ellinor finds herself addressing her own history: her marriage to Henning, their seemingly charmed friendship with the newlywed Anna and Georg, right back to her own mother's story - one of loss and heartbreaking pride.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785415722

Published:

01-07-2018

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Often I Am Happy

Author:

Jens Christian Grondahl

Synopsis:

When Ellinor addresses her best friend Anna, she does not expect a reply. Anna has been dead for forty years, killed in the same skiing accident that claimed Henning, Ellinor's first husband and Anna's lover. Ellinor tells her friend that Georg has died - Georg who was once Anna's, but whom Ellinor came to love in her place, and whom she came to care for, along with Anna's two infant sons. Yet, after Georg's death, Ellinor finds herself able to cut the ties of her assumed life with surprising ease. Returning to the area of Copenhagen where she grew up, Ellinor finds herself addressing her own history: her marriage to Henning, their seemingly charmed friendship with the newlywed Anna and Georg, right back to her own mother's story - one of loss and heartbreaking pride.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785415784

Published:

01-07-2019

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The Diary Of A Nobody

Author:

George Grossmith/Weedon Grossmith

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1880s: Charles Pooter is a middle-aged clerk in London, a 'Nobody' who aspires to be a 'Somebody'. In a diary covering fifteen months of his life, and that of his family, friends and acquaintances, we meet a man who is, in turns, hard-working, loyal, honest - and vain, pompous and gullible. Charles strives to deal with embarrassments, parties, home improvements, and a troublesome son; and the small-minded but essentially decent suburban world he inhabits is both hilarious and painfully familiar.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444818567

Published:

01-02-2014

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Bar Balto

Author:

Faiza Guene/Sarah Ardizzone

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Joel, AKA 'the Rink' because he's so bald you could skate on it, is the very unpopular owner of the only bar in town - so unpopular that when he is found dead, it's not so much a question of who did kill him as who didn't. His customers certainly had plenty of motives... In a series of monologues, the locals tell us their stories in their own, very different voices. As the tension mounts and we're still none the wiser, the ending - in the form of Joel's final confession - is as shocking and tragic as it is unexpected.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444816792

Published:

01-09-2013

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