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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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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444819267

Published:

01-04-2014

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The Devil's Paintbrush

Author:

Jake Arnott

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Paris, 1903. Major-General Sir Hector Macdonald, one of the greatest heroes of the British Empire, is facing ruin when he meets the notorious occultist, Aleister Crowley. As they set out into the night on a wild journey through the sinful city, the story of Macdonald's tragedy begins to unfold - with startling revelations both for the general and the aspiring magician. A tale that ranges from the battlefields of Sudan to the backstreets of Edinburgh, bringing alive a fascinating, forgotten figure of history, and a world trembling on the brink of a brutal new era. Black magic, Baden-Powell and Islamic revolution are just some of the ingredients in this novel, which explores imperialism, sexuality and the very nature of belief.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753186190

Published:

01-05-2011

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The Woman On The Orient Express

Author:

Lindsay Jayne Ashford

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Hoping to make a clean break from a fractured marriage, Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express in disguise. But unlike her famous detective Hercule Poirot, she can't neatly unravel the mysteries she encounters on this fateful journey. And Agatha isn't the only passenger on board with secrets. Her cabinmate Katharine Keeling's first marriage ended in tragedy, propelling her toward a second relationship mired in deceit. Nancy Nelson, newly married but carrying another man's child, is desperate to conceal the pregnancy and teeters on the brink of utter despair. Each woman hides her past from the others, ferociously guarding her secrets. But as the train bound for the Middle East speeds down the track, the parallel courses of their lives shift to intersect - with lasting repercussions.

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444836714

Published:

01-05-2018

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Summer At The Cornish Cafe

Author:

Phillipa Ashley

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Demi doesn't expect her summer in Cornwall to be anything out of the ordinary. As a waitress working all hours, serving ice-creams is as exciting as the holiday season is likely to get. That is, until she meets Cal Penwith. An outsider like her, Cal is persuaded to let Demi help him renovate his holiday resort, the once idyllic Kilhallon Park. Over the course of the Cornish summer, Cal and Demi grow close; and to her surprise, Demi realises she's finally found a place she can call home. But Cal has complications in his past that make Demi wonder if he could ever be interested in her. And as the summer draws to a close, she faces the hardest decision of her life...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444835663

Published:

01-02-2018

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Fell

Author:

Jenn Ashworth

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When Annette Clifford returns to her childhood home on the edge of Morecambe Bay, she despairs: the long-empty house is disintegrating, undermined by two voracious sycamores. What she doesn't realise is that her arrival has woken the spirits of her parents, who anxiously watch over her, longing to make amends. Where did they go wrong? As the past comes back to life, Jack and Netty begin to see the summer of 1963 clearly: that distant year when Netty was desperately ill and a stranger moved in - charismatic, mercurial Timothy Richardson, with his seemingly miraculous powers of healing, who absorbed all their attention. Now they must try to draw another stranger towards their daughter, this time one who might rescue her...

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444834239

Published:

01-10-2017

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I Should Be So Lucky

Author:

Judy Astley

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Viola hasn't had much luck with men. Her first husband, Marco, companion of her youth and father of her only child, left her when he realised he was gay. Her second, Rhys, ended his high-octane, fame-filled life by driving his Porsche into a wall. No wonder her family always believes she needs Looking After, and her friends think she really shouldn't be allowed out on her own... Which is why, at the age of thirty-nine, she finds herself shamefully back at home, living with Mum. Viola knows she has to take charge; she needs to get a life, and fast. With a stroppy teenage daughter, a demanding mother, and siblings who want to control her life for her, where is she going to turn?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753190821

Published:

01-12-2012

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I Should Be So Lucky

Author:

Judy Astley

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Viola hasn't had much luck with men. Her first husband, Marco, companion of her youth and father of her only child, left her when he realised he was gay. Her second, Rhys, ended his high-octane, fame-filled life by driving his Porsche into a wall. No wonder her family always believes she needs Looking After, and her friends think she really shouldn't be allowed out on her own...Which is why, at the age of thirty-nine, she finds herself shamefully back at home, living with Mum. Viola knows she has to take charge; she needs to get a life, and fast. With a stroppy teenage daughter, a demanding mother, and siblings who want to control her life for her, where is she going to turn?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753190838

Published:

01-11-2013

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It Must Have Been The Mistletoe

Author:

Judy Astley

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Thea's parents decide to host a big family Christmas in a house by the sea, even though they are about to split up. Thea herself is newly single, while her sister and brother are both settled, with children, homes and a future. There will be copious food and drink, holly and mistletoe, lots of bracing walks and a wintry barbecue on the beach. If it seems an odd way to celebrate the final break-up of their marriage and the Moving On to new partners, no-one is saying so. But then no-one had anticipated that the new partners might actually turn up to complicate the sleeping arrangements. As Cornwall experiences the biggest snowstorm in living memory, the festive atmosphere comes under some strain. Will Thea manage to find some happiness for herself? Will the mistletoe work its magic on them all?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785410482

Published:

01-06-2015

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It Must Have Been The Mistletoe

Author:

Judy Astley

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Thea's parents decide to host a big family Christmas in a house by the sea, even though they are about to split up. Thea herself is newly single, while her sister and brother are both settled, with children, homes and a future. There will be copious food and drink, holly and mistletoe, lots of bracing walks and a wintry barbecue on the beach. If it seems an odd way to celebrate the final break-up of their marriage and the Moving On to new partners, no-one is saying so. But then no-one had anticipated that the new partners might actually turn up to complicate the sleeping arrangements. As Cornwall experiences the biggest snowstorm in living memory, the festive atmosphere comes under some strain. Will Thea manage to find some happiness for herself? Will the mistletoe work its magic on them all?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785410499

Published:

01-06-2016

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Our Song

Author:

Dani Atkins

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This is the story of two couples who, by fate and circumstance, find themselves in the same intensive care unit one night. Ally is married to Joe, and one selfless act has led to him lying in a hospital bed. Charlotte is married to David, who also lies in a nearby room. Over a period of twenty-four hours, the two women take a journey into the past, with long-buried insecurities and resentments bubbling to the surface. For David was Ally's first love, and she has always felt that Charlotte was instrumental in their split. As the clock ticks through the long night, and their husbands fight for their lives, will Ally and Charlotte be able to put the past behind them?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444833867

Published:

01-09-2017

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Taduno's Song

Author:

Odafe Atogun

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The day a stained brown envelope arrives from Taduno's homeland, he knows that the time has come for him to return from exile. Arriving back in Nigeria full of hope, the musician discovers that his community no longer recognises him - or his voice. And his girlfriend Lela has disappeared, taken away by government agents. Wandering through his house in search of clues, he finds all traces of his old life have been erased. Taduno must find a new purpose in unravelling the mysteries of his lost history and lost love.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444832242

Published:

01-04-2017

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Wake Me When I'm Gone

Author:

Odafe Atogun

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A young widow, Ese lives in a village where the crops grow tall and the people are ruled over by a Chief on a white horse. She married for love, but now her husband is dead, leaving her with nothing but a market stall and a young son to feed. When the Chief knocks on Ese's door demanding that she marry again, as the laws of the land dictate she must, Ese is a fool once more. There is a high price for breaking the law, and an even greater cost for breaking the heart of a Chief...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444836202

Published:

01-03-2018

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