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The Summer Of Secrets

Author:

Sarah Jasmon

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The summer the Dovers move in next door, sixteen-year-old Helen's lonely world is at once a more thrilling place. She is infatuated with the bohemian family, especially the petulant and charming daughter Victoria. As the long, hot days stretch out in front of them, Helen and Victoria grow inseparable. But when a stranger appears, Helen begins to question whether the secretive Dover family are really what they seem. It's the kind of summer when anything seems possible - and then something goes terribly wrong...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785411793

Published:

01-04-2017

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The Separation

Author:

Dinah Jefferies

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Malaya, 1955: Lydia Cartwright returns from visiting a sick friend to an empty house. The servants are gone. The phone is dead. Where is her husband, Alec? Her young daughters, Emma and Fleur? Fearful and desperate, she contacts the British District Officer and learns that Alec has been posted up-country. But why didn't he wait? Why did he leave no message? Lydia's search takes her on a hazardous journey through the war-torn jungle. Forced to turn to a man she'd vowed to leave in her past, she sacrifices everything to be reunited with her family. And while carrying her own secrets, Lydia will soon face a devastating betrayal which may be more than she can bear...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444825657

Published:

01-10-2015

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Solomon's Kitten

Author:

Sheila Jeffries

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Moments after she is born, tiny kitten Tallulah, with her bright eyes and silver and white fur edged with gold, is whisked away from her father Solomon and dumped in the hedge like rubbish. After a tough start to life, neglected and abandoned, Tallulah eventually finds a new home with the Lee family and forms a special bond with their daughter Tammy. But Tammy has a terrible secret and Tallulah must do all in her power to keep the family safe.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750541527

Published:

01-11-2015

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Solomon's Tale

Author:

Sheila Jeffries

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Solomon's Tale is a gripping story with strong emotion, humour and gritty relationship themes. Solomon, a cat who can see angels and who has chosen to be born again to help a family endure traumas of separation and poverty, narrates this quirky but heartwarming adventure. The black and white cat begins life as a tiny kitten and embarks on a perilous journey to find his home. He falls in love with another cat, Jessica, whose outrageous behaviour brings life and humour into the challenging situations he must face, including the repossession of the family home and a lonely, desperate time of surviving in the wild.

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750538787

Published:

01-05-2014

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Timba Comes Home

Author:

Sheila Jeffries

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Timba and Vati are named after lions: and they need all the courage they can find when they are abandoned in a ditch. When Timba is eventually found by a young boy, Leroy, he is alone and starving. Leroy has a tough life and that is something Timba can relate to - he finds it impossible not to love the sad little boy. Through Leroy Timba also meets Angie, Leroy's teacher, and they forge a special bond. Can these two black kittens find their way back to each other, and use their cat power to heal the lives of the people they love?

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750543767

Published:

01-04-2017

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Firefly

Author:

Janette Jenkins

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On a secluded hillside in Jamaica lies Firefly, Noel Coward's peaceful retreat. Here, between sunsets, brandies and cigarettes, the 71-year-old Coward whiles away his days - a comforting, frustrating pattern of unwanted breakfasts, reluctant walks, graceless dips in the pool - in the company of his manservant Patrice. Both of them dream of a London that is long-gone or imagined: Noel's peopled with glamorous friends and Patrice's a picture-postcard vision of elegance and opportunity. Set over a series of summer days, Firefly flits through Coward's dreams, memories, successes and regrets; a moving and poignant portrait of old age and friendship, and a life well lived.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753192382

Published:

01-03-2014

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Firefly

Author:

Janette Jenkins

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On a secluded hillside in Jamaica lies Firefly, Noel Coward's peaceful retreat. Here, between sunsets, brandies and cigarettes, the 71-year-old Coward whiles away his days - a comforting, frustrating pattern of unwanted breakfasts, reluctant walks, graceless dips in the pool - in the company of his manservant Patrice. Both of them dream of a London that is long-gone or imagined: Noel's peopled with glamorous friends and Patrice's a picture-postcard vision of elegance and opportunity. Set over a series of summer days, Firefly flits through Coward's dreams, memories, successes and regrets; a moving and poignant portrait of old age and friendship, and a life well lived.

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Soft Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753192399

Published:

01-03-2015

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Every Yesterday

Author:

Noelene Jenkinson

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New South Wales, Australia: Three sisters reconnect and forge new lives. Coming home to attend her mother's funeral, Daisy Sheldon discovers fond memories at the childhood cottage she must now sell, and decides to settle in the nearby town of Inlet Creek. But can a passionate romance with an older man offer the future she wants? After a tragedy, Maddie is torn: should she stay and help her father run the family's sheep farm, or pursue a new relationship with a man of mystery? When he learns about her past, will she face rejection? And the death of a dear relative is the catalyst that gives Lilly the time and space to rethink her life - and the need for a fresh start, leaving England for Inlet Creek and the comforts of family and home.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781787822535

Published:

01-01-2020

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£19.99

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All Roads Lead To Calvary

Author:

Jerome K. Jerome

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'ALL ROADS LEAD TO CALVARY.' IT WAS CURIOUS HOW THE WORDS HAD DWELT WITH HER, TILL GRADUALLY THEY HAD BECOME A PART OF HER CREED... THEY HAD GROWN TO BE A PROMISE, A HOPE HELD OUT TO ALL. THE ROAD TO CALVARY! IT WAS THE ROAD TO LIFE... When Joan Allway's mother dies, she is determined to prove herself capable of earning her own living. Armed with her Girton B.A., she sets off to London to do so, seeking her own personal Calvary as she immerses herself in journalism, politics and the women's suffrage cause - and, ultimately, the field hospitals and trenches of the Front...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444828672

Published:

01-06-2016

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Three Men In A Boat

Author:

Jerome K. Jerome

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There are four of them - George, Harris, the writer himself and that dog, Montmorency - all participants in a boating expedition on the Thames. The difficulties and vicissitudes heaped upon these innocents develop to epic proportions as they experience the hazards of the great English waterway. Their problems are in no way diminished by the outrageous behaviour of Montmorency, who lays waste to several riverside communities in the course of their journey. Full of wit and wry humour, this novel with its madcap adventures and side-line streams of consciousness goes far in describing what it means to be English (and what it means to be an English fox terrier!).

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444819281

Published:

01-04-2014

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Three Men On The Bummel

Author:

Jerome K. Jerome

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Having survived the hazards of the great English waterway - plus the outrageous behaviour of that dog - in their debut novel, THREE MEN IN A BOAT, we re-join our heroes George, Harris and Jerome on a bicycle tour through the Black Forest. What is a bummel, you may ask? It is a journey, long or short, without an end; the only thing regulating it being the necessity of getting back within a given time to the point from which one started... As the trio encounters misadventures involving transport, the weather, and the usually tranquil locals, chaos and mayhem again reign supreme.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444819298

Published:

01-04-2014

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Before I Met You

Author:

Lisa Jewell

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Having grown up on the quiet island of Guernsey, Betty Dean can't wait to start her new life in London. On a mission to find Clara Pickle - the beneficiary in her grandmother's will - she arrives in bustling and grungy 1990s Soho. In 1920s bohemian London, Arlette - Betty's grandmother - is starting her new post-war life, soon drawn into the hedonistic world of the Bright Young People. But less than two years later, tragedy strikes and she flees back to Guernsey for the rest of her life. As Betty searches for Clara, she is taken on a journey through Arlette's time in London, uncovering a tale of love, loss and heartbreak.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753191552

Published:

01-04-2014

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