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The Day Of The Butterfly

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Norah Lofts

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When Daisy Holt was dismissed from her post as a nursemaid she set off cheerfully into the jungle of mid-Victorian London. When Kitty Hammond, proprietress of the "select establishment" off Leicester Square discovered her she was quick to realise that Daisy had a rare talent and would make a successful entertainer. And there it was that she met the impoverished artist John Skelton. To him Daisy represented the perfect model - the one to inspire his work. But Daisy fell completely and hopelessly in love with him - a love which was to launch her on a stormy career in which luxury, admiration and suffering were all to play a part...

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General Fiction

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9780753191750

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01-07-2014

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The House At Sunset

Author:

Norah Lofts

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"At the age of seven I was a skilful pickpocket. I could sew neatly, write a tolerable hand, make a curtsey and a correct introduction, dance a little and play simple tunes on the harpsichord." This was the London life of Felicity Hatton in 1740 - until chance sent her back to the House, first as a pauper, later to become its mistress - a strange eccentric mistress whose choice of husband was as unorthodox as her manner of living. The House at Sunset is the last volume of Norah Lofts' famous House Trilogy, and traces the fortunes of the men and woman who lived through Georgian, Victorian, and New Elizabethan eras.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753191736

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01-05-2014

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White Hell Of Pity

Author:

Norah Lofts

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The Bacons live in Swything - a charming little village with a Saxon church, green lanes and comfortable farmhouses. But the Bacons themselves are anything but charming. They are slovenly, dirty and poor. There are too many children, and Mrs. Bacon cordially resents them all. But she hates Emmie the most - because Emmie offends the most. Emmie is different. Then, when Emmie turns twelve, the miracle happens. The chance arrives for her to learn about a world the other Bacons do not know of. For when Emmie is twelve, she meets Miss Stanton...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785416118

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01-10-2018

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White Hell Of Pity

Author:

Norah Lofts

Synopsis:

The Bacons live in Swything - a charming little village with a Saxon church, green lanes and comfortable farmhouses. But the Bacons themselves are anything but charming. They are slovenly, dirty and poor. There are too many children, and Mrs. Bacon cordially resents them all. But she hates Emmie the most - because Emmie offends the most. Emmie is different. Then, when Emmie turns twelve, the miracle happens. The chance arrives for her to learn about a world the other Bacons do not know of. For when Emmie is twelve, she meets Miss Stanton...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785416170

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01-10-2019

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Aunt Letitia

Author:

Dominic Luke

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In the autumn of 1940, 91-year-old Letitia Warner is determined to take her secrets with her to the grave. All that matters to her now is her dearly loved great-nephew, Hugh. As the war progresses and London is ravaged by bombs, Hugh's chance meeting with a girl he knew years before weakens Letitia's efforts to subdue her own long repressed memories of her husband and hated father, the Bishop of Chanderton. Should she tell? Or keep silent and try to cling on long enough to see Hugh happy and settled before she dies.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753191798

Published:

01-04-2014

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Dreams That Veil

Author:

Dominic Luke

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December, 1911: Twelve-year-old Eliza Brannan eagerly awaits the return of her brother Roderick from university, a welcome but brief diversion from her otherwise cosy existence in the heart of Northamptonshire with her widowed mother and cousin Dorothea. Roderick and Dorothea are growing up fast, forging lives and loves of their own, and Eliza feels left behind. When an unexpected proposal of marriage leads Dorothea to a search for her long-lost father in the slums of London, Eliza begins to realize that the world is a bigger and more frightening place than she could ever have imagined.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413193

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01-02-2017

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Dreams That Veil

Author:

Dominic Luke

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December, 1911: Twelve-year-old Eliza Brannan eagerly awaits the return of her brother Roderick from university, a welcome but brief diversion from her otherwise cosy existence in the heart of Northamptonshire with her widowed mother and cousin Dorothea. Roderick and Dorothea are growing up fast, forging lives and loves of their own, and Eliza feels left behind. When an unexpected proposal of marriage leads Dorothea to a search for her long-lost father in the slums of London, Eliza begins to realize that the world is a bigger and more frightening place than she could ever have imagined.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413254

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01-02-2018

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The Quality Of Silence

Author:

Rosamund Lupton

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Yasmin arrives at the airport in Alaska to spend Christmas with her husband Matt. With her is her ten-year-old daughter Ruby, who has been deaf since birth. They soon receive news, however, that Matt has been killed in a devastating fire that claimed the lives of everyone in the remote village of Anaktue, where he had been working as a wildlife photographer. But Yasmin is certain he is still alive. When her lift is unexpectedly terminated, and with a violent storm on the way, Yasmin must make a heart-wrenching decision. She and Ruby embark upon a terrifying drive on the ice road, in a deep, entrenching night that never lifts, and the risk of freezing to death is only minutes away. And slowly, patiently, someone is following them in the dark...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444828177

Published:

01-05-2016

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The Ponzi Man

Author:

Declan Lynch

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John Devlin has lost all that he owned - plus all that a lot of other people owned - through internet gambling. His once-celebrated financial genius has made him notorious, and now they call him the Ponzi Man. Awaiting trial for the theft of his clients' money, John goes to live in an old caravan at the seaside resort where he used to work as a teenager. But while his solicitor James attempts to persuade him to embark upon a rehabilitation programme and so reduce his sentence, John is instead contemplating one last big play...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444833713

Published:

01-08-2017

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Wildest Of All

Author:

P.K. Lynch

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The Donnelly family are a tight-knit bunch. But when one of their own dies without warning, the mother, daughter-in-law and daughter, despite being united in grief, are each sent hurtling in wildly different directions. From the churches of Glasgow to the nightclubs of London, can they find their way back to each other before it's too late? And in the wake of a parent's death, who exactly is responsible for looking after whom?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444836783

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01-05-2018

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The Long, Hot Summer

Author:

Kathleen MacMahon

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The MacEntees are no ordinary family. Determined to be different from other people, they have carved out a place for themselves in Irish life by the sheer force of their own personalities. But when a horrifying act of violence befalls television star Alma, a chain of events is set in motion that will leave even the MacEntees struggling to make sense of who they are. As media storms rage about them and secrets rise to the surface, Deirdre, the flamboyant matriarch, is planning a birthday party for herself - and with it one final, shocking surprise...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412844

Published:

01-11-2016

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The Long, Hot Summer

Author:

Kathleen MacMahon

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The MacEntees are no ordinary family. Determined to be different from other people, they have carved out a place for themselves in Irish life by the sheer force of their own personalities. But when a horrifying act of violence befalls television star Alma, a chain of events is set in motion that will leave even the MacEntees struggling to make sense of who they are. As media storms rage about them and secrets rise to the surface, Deirdre, the flamboyant matriarch, is planning a birthday party for herself - and with it one final, shocking surprise...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412905

Published:

01-11-2017

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