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The First Day

Author:

Phil Harrison

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Outside an east Belfast mission hall, pastor and family man Samuel Orr meets Anna, a young Beckett scholar, and they embark on an intense love affair. When Anna falls pregnant, the affair is revealed. The repercussions are slow to emerge but inescapable, and the fallout is shocking, cruel and violent... More than thirty years later, Sam, their son, is in New York living a steady, guarded life, his childhood and family safely abandoned. But the sins of the fathers are not to be so easily buried; the past crashes inevitably into the present, and Sam is forced to confront the fears he has kept close for decades.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444836240

Published:

01-03-2018

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The Memory Of Midnight

Author:

Pamela Hartshorne

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One hot day in Elizabethan York, young Nell Appleby is trapped in a wooden chest, and a horror of the stifling dark - and of the man who trapped her - dogs her the rest of her life. Wed to the sadistic Ralph Maskewe, Nell must find joy where she can, until the return of her childhood sweetheart offers a chance of flight to the New World. Will Nell escape the dark at last? Four and a half centuries later, Tess and her small son Oscar move to York. But time in York has a way of shifting strangely, and memories of a past that is not her own begin to surface with disturbing effect.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750538923

Published:

01-04-2014

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The Scarlet Letter

Author:

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Boston, Massachusetts, 1642: Imprisoned for the crime of adultery, young wife Hester Prynne is condemned on her release to bear a public display of her shame - a scarlet letter 'A' stitched upon her dress. For the sake of her baby daughter Pearl, the product of her illicit liaison, she determines to weather the scorn of her Puritan community with defiance and dignity. Meanwhile, her husband is resolved to uncover the identity of Pearl's father - information Hester refuses to divulge to a single soul. But whilst Hester bears the stigma alone, one of the village's fine upstanding men is burning with guilt for his own part in her transgression...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444823295

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01-03-2015

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Alone In The Classroom

Author:

Elizabeth Hay

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Ethel Weir's killer is never found, though the young man who came across her body was at one point due to hang. Testifying on his behalf was Parley Burns, schoolteacher and 'gentleman sadist', whose attentions unsettle and alarm the girls in his charge. When reporter Connie Flood arrives to cover the story, she receives a nasty shock: in her late teens she taught alongside Parley in another town, where a female pupil also met a tragic and mysterious end. Years later, it is Connie's niece who pieces together what happened and stumbles into an unexpected passion of her own...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444821086

Published:

01-09-2014

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Love, Love Me Do

Author:

Mark Haysom

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1963. The year the Beatles first top the charts. The year Martin Luther King has a dream. The year Truman Bird moves his family from their home in Brighton to a dilapidated caravan in the Ashdown Forest - then disappears. Truman's a charmer, a chancer, a liar. He's always got away with it, too. But now he's gone a dangerous step too far and only has one day to put things right. For Truman's wife, Christie, life has not turned out the way she'd imagined. How has she, that young girl of not that many years ago, ended up like this? In a caravan. With three children. And an absent husband. Even though life has a habit of getting in the way of dreams, people find their own extraordinary ways of bouncing back.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785410505

Published:

01-06-2015

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Love, Love Me Do

Author:

Mark Haysom

Synopsis:

1963. The year the Beatles first top the charts. The year Martin Luther King has a dream. The year Truman Bird moves his family from their home in Brighton to a dilapidated caravan in the Ashdown Forest - then disappears. Truman's a charmer, a chancer, a liar. He's always got away with it, too. But now he's gone a dangerous step too far and only has one day to put things right. For Truman's wife, Christie, life has not turned out the way she'd imagined. How has she, that young girl of not that many years ago, ended up like this? In a caravan. With three children. And an absent husband. Even though life has a habit of getting in the way of dreams, people find their own extraordinary ways of bouncing back.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785410512

Published:

01-06-2016

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Elizabeth Is Missing

Author:

Emma Healey

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"Elizabeth is missing", reads the note in Maud's pocket in her own handwriting. Lately, Maud's been getting forgetful. She keeps buying peach slices when she has a cupboard full, forgets to drink the cups of tea she's made and writes notes to remind herself of things. But Maud is determined to discover what has happened to her friend, Elizabeth, and what it has to do with the unsolved disappearance of her sister Sukey, years back, just after the war. A fast-paced mystery with a wonderful leading character: Maud will make you laugh and cry, but she certainly won't be forgotten.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781445099125

Published:

01-11-2014

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Elizabeth Is Missing

Author:

Emma Healey

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"Elizabeth is missing", reads the note in Maud's pocket in her own handwriting. Lately, Maud's been getting forgetful. She keeps buying peach slices when she has a cupboard full, forgets to drink the cups of tea she's made and writes notes to remind herself of things. But Maud is determined to discover what has happened to her friend, Elizabeth, and what it has to do with the unsolved disappearance of her sister Sukey, years back, just after the war. A fast-paced mystery with a wonderful leading character: Maud will make you laugh and cry, but she certainly won't be forgotten.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781445099132

Published:

01-11-2015

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Whistle In The Dark

Author:

Emma Healey

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Jen is at her wits' end. Her fifteen-year-old daughter has just been found after going missing: four days lost and alone in the desolate countryside. Lana won't talk about it. The police think the case is closed. But Jen can't leave it alone. Lana is acting strangely: she stops going to school, and sleeps with the lights on. With her daughter increasingly becoming a stranger, Jen is sure the answer lies in those four missing days. But will Lana ever reveal what happened?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785416682

Published:

01-03-2019

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Whistle In The Dark

Author:

Emma Healey

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Jen is at her wits' end. Her fifteen-year-old daughter has just been found after going missing: four days lost and alone in the desolate countryside. Lana won't talk about it. The police think the case is closed. But Jen can't leave it alone. Lana is acting strangely: she stops going to school, and sleeps with the lights on. With her daughter increasingly becoming a stranger, Jen is sure the answer lies in those four missing days. But will Lana ever reveal what happened?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785416743

Published:

01-03-2020

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Standard Deviation

Author:

Katherine Heiny

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Graham Cavanaugh's second wife, Audra, is everything his first wife was not. She considers herself privileged to live in the age of the hair towel; talks non-stop through her epidural, labour AND delivery; invites the doorman to move in, and the eccentric members of their son's Origami Club to Thanksgiving. She is charming and spontaneous and fun, but life with her can be exhausting. In the midst of the day-to-day difficulties and delights of marriage and raising a child with Asperger's, Graham's first wife, Elspeth, reenters his life. Former spouses are hard to categorize - are they friends, enemies, old flames, or just people who know you really, really well? Graham starts to wonder: how can anyone love two such different women? Did he make the right choice? IS there a right choice?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444836080

Published:

01-03-2018

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A Family Recipe

Author:

Veronica Henry

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Laura Griffin is preparing for an empty nest. The thought of Number 11 Lark Hill falling silent - a home usually bustling with noise, people and the fragrant smells of something cooking on the Aga - seems impossible. Feeling lost, Laura turns to her greatest comfort: her grandmother's recipe box, a treasured collection dating back to the Second World War. Everyone has always adored Laura's jams and chutneys, and piled their sandwiches high with her pickles. Inspired by a bit of the old Blitz spirit, Laura has an idea that gives her a fresh sense of purpose and her own exciting path to follow. But even the bravest woman needs the people who love her. And now, they need her in return...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444840230

Published:

01-03-2019

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