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The Secrets Between Us

Author:

Laura Madeleine

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High in the mountains in the south of France, eighteen-year-old Ceci Corvin is trying hard to carry on as normal. But in 1943, there is no such thing as normal - especially not for a young woman in love with the wrong person. Scandal, it would seem, can be more dangerous than war... Fifty years later, Annie is looking for her long-lost grandmother. Armed with nothing more than a sheaf of papers, she travels from England to Paris in pursuit of the truth. But as she traces her grandmother's story, Annie uncovers something she wasn't expecting: something that changes everything she knew about her family - and everything she thought she knew about herself...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444841855

Published:

01-08-2019

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Some Day I'll Find You

Author:

Richard Madeley

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Diana Arnold marries the handsome and mysterious James Blackwell in haste, one summer morning in 1940 - and she is still wearing her wedding dress when her new husband is summoned back to base to fly his next, terrifying, mission. Then fate delivers what is the first of its cruel twists: James, that very day, is shot down over northern France. Diana is left a widow, and pregnant with their child. More than ten years later, living in the south of France with her daughter and new husband, Diana is flourishing in the Provencal sunshine - until one morning, when she hears something that makes her blood run cold: the voice of someone who will set out to torment and blackmail her, and from whom there can be only one means of escape...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444822397

Published:

01-01-2015

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The Way You Look Tonight

Author:

Richard Madeley

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Not until she was sixteen did Stella Arnold learn the full truth about her father - how handsome, charming James turned out to be a cold-blooded extortionist, racketeer...and killer. Knowing now what he was capable of, and fascinated by the dark backwaters of the human psyche, Stella pursues a degree in psychology. A doctorate at a top American university beckons: the chance to delve further into the mind of a psychopath - and to ascertain if such tendencies can be inherited... So in the late summer of 1962, Stella takes a plane to Boston. Bright, beautiful and fashionably English, she dazzles everyone she meets, including the Kennedy brothers. But far away, in the sweltering Florida Keys, a scene of terror is unfolding - and Stella is drawn to investigate a murderer even more ruthless than her own father...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444827064

Published:

01-02-2016

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Entanglement

Author:

Katy Mahood

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2007: At the end of a momentous day, Charlie, Stella and John cross paths under the arches of Paddington Station. As Charlie locks eyes with Stella across the platform, a brief, powerful spark of recognition flashes between them. But they are strangers... Plunging back thirty years, the lives of Stella and John, and Charlie and his girlfriend Beth, are pulled ever closer, an invisible thread connecting them across the decades and through London's busy streets. For Stella, becoming a young mother in the 1970s puts an end to her bright academic career in a way John can't seem to understand. Meanwhile, Charlie gambles all future happiness with Beth when his inner demons threaten to defeat him...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444838978

Published:

01-11-2018

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A Marker To Measure Drift

Author:

Alexander Maksik

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On a holiday island somewhere in the Aegean Sea, Jacqueline, a young Liberian woman, fends off starvation as she survives in the aftermath of unspeakable brutality. Having escaped the horrors of Charles Taylor's regime, she builds a home of sorts in a cave overlooking the ocean. During the day, she wanders the sunny beaches offering massages to tourists, all the while balancing her will to live with the crushing guilt of survival. This hypnotic, lyrical and extraordinary novel tells the story of a woman existing in the wake of experiences so horrifying that she prefers homeless numbness to the psychological confrontation she knows is inevitable.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444819687

Published:

01-05-2014

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Tangerine

Author:

Christine Mangan

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The last person Alice Shipley expected to see when she arrived in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason. After the horrific accident at Bennington, the two friends - once inseparable roommates - haven't spoken in over a year. But Lucy is standing there, trying to make things right. Perhaps Alice should be happy. She has not adjusted to life in Morocco, too afraid to venture out into the bustling medinas and oppressive heat. Lucy, always fearless and independent, helps Alice emerge from her flat and explore the country. But soon a familiar feeling starts to overtake Alice - she feels controlled and stifled by Lucy at every turn. Then Alice's husband, John, goes missing, and she starts to question everything around her...

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785416200

Published:

01-11-2018

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Tangerine

Author:

Christine Mangan

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The last person Alice Shipley expected to see when she arrived in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason. After the horrific accident at Bennington, the two friends - once inseparable roommates - haven't spoken in over a year. But Lucy is standing there, trying to make things right. Perhaps Alice should be happy. She has not adjusted to life in Morocco, too afraid to venture out into the bustling medinas and oppressive heat. Lucy, always fearless and independent, helps Alice emerge from her flat and explore the country. But soon a familiar feeling starts to overtake Alice - she feels controlled and stifled by Lucy at every turn. Then Alice's husband, John, goes missing, and she starts to question everything around her...

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Soft Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785416262

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01-11-2019

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The Shadow Girls

Author:

Henning Mankell

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Tea-Bag, a young African girl, has fled a refugee camp in Spain for the promise of a new life in Sweden. Tania has made a long and dangerous journey to escape the horrors of human trafficking. Leyla has come with her family from Iran. All of them are facing challenges in their new home. Meanwhile, celebrated poet Jesper Humlin is looking for inspiration. Harried by his mother and girlfriend, misunderstood by his publisher and tormented by his stockbroker, Jesper needs a new perspective on life. A chance encounter with Tea-Bag leads him into the shadow world of the immigrant experience in Sweden. Initially he sees the girls purely as material for his next work, but soon discovers they have very different ideas.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753192078

Published:

01-08-2014

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The Rise And Fall Of Becky Sharp

Author:

Sarra Manning

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Beautiful, brilliant, ruthless - nothing can stop Becky Sharp. She has big dreams, and no connections to pull her down. Determined to swap the gutters of Soho for the glamorous, exclusive world behind the velvet rope, she will do anything to achieve fame, riches and status. Whether it's seducing society's most eligible bachelors, or befriending silly debutantes and rich old ladies, Becky Sharp is destined for great things. Because it might be tough at the top, but it's worse at the bottom. From London to Paris and beyond, Becky Sharp is going places - so get the hell out of her way...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444840902

Published:

01-05-2019

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The Garden Party

Author:

Katherine Mansfield

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On a gorgeously sunny summer's morning, the Sheridan household prepares for an afternoon garden party: a marquee is pitched, exquisite sandwiches are created, and an abundance of canna lilies waits to be arranged. Young Laura flits pleasurably from task to task, all the while revelling in the sensory delights of nature and life. But her idyll is suddenly shattered by the baker's man, delivering both pastries and news - news that a man has just been killed in the nearby lane...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444823639

Published:

01-04-2015

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A Life Without You

Author:

Katie Marsh

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It's Zoe's wedding day. She's about to marry Jamie, the love of her life. Then a phone call comes out of the blue with the news that her mum Gina has been arrested. Zoe must make an impossible decision: should she leave her own wedding to help? She hasn't seen Gina for years, blaming her for the secret she's been running from since she was sixteen. Now Gina is back in her life, but she's very different from the mum Zoe remembers. Slowly but surely, Gina is losing her memory. As she struggles to cope with Gina's illness, can Zoe face up to the terrible events of years ago - and find her way back to the people she loves?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444838077

Published:

01-09-2018

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My Everything

Author:

Katie Marsh

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On the day Hannah is finally going to tell her husband she's leaving him, he has a stroke ... and life changes in an instant. Tom's only 32. Now he can't walk or cut up his own food, let alone take her in his arms. And Hannah's trapped. She knows she has to care for her husband, the very same man she was ready to walk away from. But with the time and fresh perspective he's been given, Tom re-evaluates his life, and becomes determined to save his marriage. Can he become the man his wife fell in love with again, or has he left it too late?

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750544221

Published:

01-10-2017

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