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Shylock Is My Name

Author:

Howard Jacobson

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With an absent wife and a daughter going off the rails - carried away by the excitement of Manchester high society, and into the arms of a footballer notorious for giving a Nazi salute on the field - wealthy Jewish art collector and philanthropist Simon Strulovitch is in need of someone to talk to. So when he meets Shylock at a cemetery in Cheshire's Golden Triangle, he invites him back to his house. It's the beginning of a remarkable friendship. Elsewhere in the Golden Triangle, the rich, manipulative Plurabelle is the face of her own TV series, existing in a bubble of plastic surgery and lavish parties. She shares prejudices and a barbed sense of humour with her loyal friend D'Anton, whose attempts to play Cupid involve Strulovitch's daughter - and put a pound of flesh on the line...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829624

Published:

01-09-2016

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Bitter

Author:

Francesca Jakobi

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It's 1969, and while the summer of love still lingers in London, Gilda is consumed by the mistakes of her past. She walked out on her beloved son Reuben when he was just a boy, and fears he'll never forgive her. When Reuben marries a petite blonde gentile, Gilda takes it as the ultimate rejection. Her cold, distant son seems transformed by love - a love she's craved from him his entire adult life. What does his new wife have that she doesn't? And how far will she go to find out? It's an obsession that will bring shocking truths about the past to light.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444839975

Published:

01-02-2019

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Coming Home To Island House

Author:

Erica James

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It's the summer of 1939, and after touring an unsettled Europe to promote her latest book, Romily Temple returns home to Island House and the love of her life, the charismatic Jack Devereux. But when Jack falls ill, his estranged family are called home and given seven days to find a way to bury their resentments. With war now declared, each member of the family is reluctantly forced to accept their new stepmother and confront their own shortcomings. But can the habits of a lifetime be changed in one week? And can Romily, a woman who thrives on adventure, cope with the life that has been so unexpectedly thrust upon her?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444840247

Published:

01-03-2019

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Song Of The Skylark

Author:

Erica James

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Lizzie has always had an unfortunate knack of attracting bad luck, but this time she's hit the jackpot. Losing her heart to her boss leads to losing her job, and with no money in the bank, she finds herself forced to move back home with her parents. When she reluctantly takes another job, she meets Mrs Dallimore, a seemingly ordinary elderly woman with an astonishing past... Now in her nineties, Mrs Dallimore is also coming to terms with her situation. Old age is finally catching up with her. Embarking upon an unexpected friendship with Lizzie, she tells the story of a young girl who left America before the outbreak of World War Two and, in crossing an ocean, found herself beginning a new life she could never have imagined...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444840551

Published:

01-04-2019

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The Queen Of New Beginnings

Author:

Erica James

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Clayton Miller's life is a mess. One of the country's best comedy scriptwriters, his career has stalled. His girlfriend has left him for his ex-best friend and ex-writing partner. When he commits a spectacularly public fall from grace and is hounded by the press, his agent banishes him to a remote country house until the dust settles... Alice Shoemaker is a voiceover artist who habitually avoids telling the truth. She's agreed to help a friend, by shopping and cleaning for the unknown man staying at Cuckoo House. She suspects that Clayton has something to hide. But equally, so does she... As they discover the truth about each other, an unlikely friendship is formed and secrets are revealed, until Alice discovers the worst kind of betrayal.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444805789

Published:

01-03-2011

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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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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785411731

Published:

01-04-2016

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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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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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Genre:

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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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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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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