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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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ISBN:

9781785410482

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01-06-2015

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It Must Have Been The Mistletoe

Author:

Judy Astley

Synopsis:

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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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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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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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444836202

Published:

01-03-2018

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Hag-Seed

Author:

Margaret Atwood

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Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he's staging a TEMPEST like no other: not only will it boost his reputation, but it will heal emotional wounds as well. Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda - and also brewing revenge. After twelve years, his chance finally arrives in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison. Here, Felix and his inmate actors will put on his TEMPEST and snare the traitors who destroyed him. It's magic! But will it remake Felix as his enemies fall?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444832426

Published:

01-05-2017

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The Testaments

Author:

Margaret Atwood

Synopsis:

TO FOLLOW

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444843095

Published:

01-12-2019

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An Appetite For Violets

Author:

Martine Bailey

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THAT'S HOW IT IS FOR US SERVANTS. NO ONE PAYS YOU MUCH HEED; MOSTLY YOU'RE INVISIBLE AS FURNITURE. YET YOU OVERHEAR A CONVERSATION, OR A WRITING DESK LIES OPEN - AND YOU FIND SOMETHING, SOMETHING YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE FOUND... Biddy Leigh, under-cook at the foreboding Mawton Hall, wants to marry her childhood sweetheart and set up her own tavern. But when her elderly master marries the young Lady Carinna, Biddy is unwittingly swept up in a world of scheming, secrets and lies. Forced to accompany her new mistress to Italy, Biddy takes with her an old household book of recipes, THE COOK'S JEWEL, in which she records her observations. When she finds herself embroiled in a murderous conspiracy, Biddy realises that the secrets she holds could be the key to her survival - or her downfall...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444824148

Published:

01-06-2015

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Every Promise

Author:

Andrea Bajani

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When Sara leaves him - broken by their inability to conceive - Pietro reverts to a younger self, leaving the dishes unwashed and the bed unmade. Soon after, Sara confesses that she is pregnant from a casual encounter, and comes to rely on Pietro's mother for support. This leaves the three of them in an uncomfortable limbo, unable to move on. Into all of this falls Olmo, an old man haunted by memories of war. When he asks Pietro to travel to Russia on his behalf, to right a wrong from his past, Pietro sees a chance for a new beginning...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444822519

Published:

01-01-2015

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The Woman Who Ran

Author:

Sam Baker

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Helen Graham is a new arrival in a tiny Yorkshire village, renting dilapidated Wildfell Hall. The villagers are intensely curious - what makes her so jumpy, and why is she so evasive? Their interest is Helen's worst nightmare. Looking over her shoulder every day, she tries to piece together her past before it can catch up with her. With everything she knows in fragments, from her marriage to her career as a war photographer, how can she work out who to trust and what to believe, when most days she can barely remember who she is?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444832785

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01-06-2017

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Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss

Author:

Rajeev Balasubramanyam

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Professor Chandra, an internationally renowned economist, is an expert at complex problems. There's just one he can't crack: the secret of happiness. In the moments after the bicycle accident, Professor Chandra doesn't see his life flash before his eyes, but his life's work. He's just narrowly missed out on the Nobel Prize - again - and even though he knows he should get straight back to his pie charts, his doctor has other ideas. All this work. All this success. All this stress. It's killing him. He needs to take a break, start enjoying himself. In short, says his doctor - who is from California - Professor Chandra should just follow his bliss. He doesn't know it yet, but Professor Chandra is about to embark on the trip of a lifetime.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444842456

Published:

01-10-2019

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A Map Of Nowhere

Author:

Martin Bannister

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David Price always wished life would blow up in his face. And then it did. His mother died; the urge to paint left him; and Sarah came his way - followed by Pete, a psychiatric outpatient. Now David spends his time worrying about Sarah's eating habits, visiting her terminally ill sister, and working as Pete's carer. When Pete's odd behaviour starts to leave David fearing for his own safety, he is shocked to discover that Sarah knows the reason why - but will not disclose it...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444825763

Published:

01-10-2015

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