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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

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753192399

Published:

01-03-2015

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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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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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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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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753191552

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01-04-2014

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I Found You

Author:

Lisa Jewell

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Surrey: Twenty-one-year-old Lily Monrose has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one. Then the police tell her that her husband never existed ... East Yorkshire: Alice Lake, a free-spirited single mother of three who earns a living by making art out of old maps and selling it on the internet, finds a man on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, and no idea what he is doing there. Against her better judgement, she invites him in to her home. But who is he, and how can she trust a man who has lost his memory?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785414015

Published:

01-07-2017

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I Found You

Author:

Lisa Jewell

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Surrey: Twenty-one-year-old Lily Monrose has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one. Then the police tell her that her husband never existed ... East Yorkshire: Alice Lake, a free-spirited single mother of three who earns a living by making art out of old maps and selling it on the internet, finds a man on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, and no idea what he is doing there. Against her better judgement, she invites him in to her home. But who is he, and how can she trust a man who has lost his memory?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785414077

Published:

01-07-2018

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The Girls

Author:

Lisa Jewell

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Clare and her two pre-teen daughters, Grace and Pip, move into Virginia Terrace, a cluster of flats and houses surrounding a communal garden. It's a place where families feel safe and children can run free. Neighbours have known each other for years, and trust each other implicitly. But then, after the annual garden party - a glorious summer's day of getting together and enjoying a barbecue, listening to music, having a few glasses of wine, letting the children play - the unspeakable happens. Grace is found by Pip, unconscious and half undressed, her face a bloody mess. And as a police investigation is launched, the secret games that the residents of Virginia Terrace have been playing for decades are about to be horribly, brutally exposed...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413087

Published:

01-01-2017

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The Girls

Author:

Lisa Jewell

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Clare and her two pre-teen daughters, Grace and Pip, move into Virginia Terrace, a cluster of flats and houses surrounding a communal garden. It's a place where families feel safe and children can run free. Neighbours have known each other for years, and trust each other implicitly. But then, after the annual garden party - a glorious summer's day of getting together and enjoying a barbecue, listening to music, having a few glasses of wine, letting the children play - the unspeakable happens. Grace is found by Pip, unconscious and half undressed, her face a bloody mess. And as a police investigation is launched, the secret games that the residents of Virginia Terrace have been playing for decades are about to be horribly, brutally exposed...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413148

Published:

01-01-2018

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The House We Grew Up In

Author:

Lisa Jewell

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The four children of the Bird Family have an idyllic childhood: picture-book cottage, cosy kitchen filled with love and laughter, sun-drenched afternoons in a rambling garden. But one Easter weekend a tragedy so devastating strikes the family that it begins to tear them apart. The years pass; the children become adults and develop their own separate lives - it's almost as though they've never been a family at all. Almost. But not quite. Because something happens that will call them home, back to the house they grew up in - and to what really happened that Easter weekend all those years ago.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753192979

Published:

01-03-2015

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The Third Wife

Author:

Lisa Jewell

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In the early hours of an April morning, Maya stumbles into the path of an oncoming bus. A tragic accident? Or suicide? Her grief-stricken husband, Adrian, is determined to find out. Maya had a job she enjoyed; she had friends. They'd been in love. She even got on with his two previous wives and their children. In fact, they'd all been one big happy family. But before long Adrian starts to identify the dark cracks in his perfect life. Because everyone has secrets. And secrets have consequences. Some of which can be devastating...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785410406

Published:

01-05-2015

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The Third Wife

Author:

Lisa Jewell

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In the early hours of an April morning, Maya stumbles into the path of an oncoming bus. A tragic accident? Or suicide? Her grief-stricken husband, Adrian, is determined to find out. Maya had a job she enjoyed; she had friends. They'd been in love. She even got on with his two previous wives and their children. In fact, they'd all been one big happy family. But before long Adrian starts to identify the dark cracks in his perfect life. Because everyone has secrets. And secrets have consequences. Some of which can be devastating...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785410413

Published:

01-05-2016

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