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Pigeon English

Author:

Stephen Kelman

Synopsis:

Newly arrived from Ghana with his mother and older sister, eleven-year-old Harrison Opoku lives on the ninth floor of a block of flats on a London housing estate. With equal fascination for the local gang - the Dell Farm Crew - and the pigeon who visits his balcony, Harri absorbs the strange elements of life in England: watching, listening, and learning the tricks of inner-city survival. But when a boy is knifed to death on the high street and a police appeal draws only silence, Harri decides to start a murder investigation of his own, unwittingly endangering the fragile web his mother has spun around her family to keep them safe.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753190500

Published:

01-05-2012

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Pigeon English

Author:

Stephen Kelman

Synopsis:

Newly arrived from Ghana with his mother and older sister, eleven-year-old Harrison Opoku lives on the ninth floor of a block of flats on a London housing estate. With equal fascination for the local gang - the Dell Farm Crew - and the pigeon who visits his balcony, Harri absorbs the strange elements of life in England: watching, listening, and learning the tricks of inner-city survival. But when a boy is knifed to death on the high street and a police appeal draws only silence, Harri decides to start a murder investigation of his own, unwittingly endangering the fragile web his mother has spun around her family to keep them safe.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753190517

Published:

01-05-2013

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The Twenty Year Itch

Author:

Linda Kelsey

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Can love survive long-term in the twenty-first century? Julie is beginning to doubt it. When her husband of 20 years announces that he is chucking his job to embark on an adult gap year leaving his salary and Julie behind, she puts her marriage under the microscope. Turning to her friends for advice, Julie finds that their relationships are falling apart too. Surely they can't all be innocent victims? Or all bad wives? Does that twenty-year itch just have to be scratched? While this emotional maelstrom rages around her, meeting someone new is the last thing on Julie's mind. Until a chance encounter propels her onto a sexual collision course with a man who spells danger...

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753187364

Published:

01-02-2011

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The Twenty Year Itch

Author:

Linda Kelsey

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Can love survive long-term in the twenty-first century? Julie is beginning to doubt it. When her husband of 20 years announces that he is chucking his job to embark on an adult gap year leaving his salary and Julie behind, she puts her marriage under the microscope. Turning to her friends for advice, Julie finds that their relationships are falling apart too. Surely they can't all be innocent victims? Or all bad wives? Does that twenty-year itch just have to be scratched? While this emotional maelstrom rages around her, meeting someone new is the last thing on Julie's mind. Until a chance encounter propels her onto a sexual collision course with a man who spells danger...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753187371

Published:

01-02-2012

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Truth In Advertising

Author:

John Kenney

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Finbar Dolan is lost and lonely - except he doesn't know it. Despite escaping his blue-collar upbringing to carve out a mildly successful career at an advertising agency, he's a bit of a mess and closing in on forty. He's recently called off his wedding; and now, a few days before Christmas, he's forced to cancel a vacation in order to write, produce, and edit a Super Bowl commercial for his diaper account in record time. Then he learns that his long-estranged and once-abusive father has fallen ill, and that neither his brothers nor his sister intend to visit. It's a wake-up call for Fin to reevaluate the choices he's made, admit that he's falling for coworker Phoebe, question the importance of diapers in his life, and finally tell the truth about his past...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444833560

Published:

01-08-2017

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The Traitor's Wife

Author:

Kathleen Kent

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In the harsh wilderness of colonial Massachusetts, Martha Allen works as a servant in her cousin's home, taking charge of the neglected household and locking wills with everyone around her - including a mysterious Welshman who works for the family, a man whose forceful nature matches her own. Thomas Carrier is known throughout New England for his immense strength and height, and as Martha discovers pieces of his past and his role as a soldier in the English Civil War, her fascination with him grows. But in the rugged new world, danger is ever present, near and far, as the threat of an assassin draws close.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750535441

Published:

01-04-2012

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Silent Noon

Author:

Trilby Kent

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September, 1953: Fourteen-year-old Barney Holland is promised a fresh start when he is offered a place at a boarding school on the remote North Sea island of Lindsey. Instead, he is shunned by his peers both for his status as a charity pupil and for being the replacement of a recently deceased student, the popular Cray. The arrival of Belinda Flood provides Barney with an unexpected ally, and both outsiders soon fall under the influence of charismatic senior pupil Ivor Morrell, who reigns over the forbidden corners of the school. Gripped by mounting horror at his discovery of secrets harboured by the isolated school community, Barney desires nothing more than to escape the island - and its haunted past - once and for all.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444822380

Published:

01-01-2015

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Smoke Portrait

Author:

Trilby Kent

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It's 1936. Glen Phayre, in her twenties, has come to live with her aunt, who runs a tea plantation in Ceylon. Among other charitable tasks, Glen writes letters to a Belgian prisoner. But the letters go astray and are received instead by teenager Marten Kuypers, whose brother, Krelis, has vanished and is presumed dead. Marten replies to Glen in the guise of the grown-up prisoner she expects to hear from. Their correspondence evolves, both using false identities whilst remaining true to their own selves in other ways. Gradually they come to depend on each other, and their pen friendship proves to be crucial when events in their real lives take on a darker, more threatening turn in the shadow of the impending world war.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444809428

Published:

01-01-2012

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Poppadum Preach

Author:

Almas Khan

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In the year Twix and Smash are invented and Englebert Humperdinck is top of the charts, Dilly is born into the chaotic Shah family household in Bradford, West Yorkshire. One of six children, she grows up spirited and mischievous, not prepared to be the dutiful Muslim daughter her parents demand of her. Never out of trouble, she reads the Koran lying down, recites lewd Northern rhymes, rips up the neighbour's garden and keeps a goat for a pet. Against a backdrop of casual 1970s racism, tough schools and a colourful neighbourhood, Dilly mounts her one-girl campaign to be an individual.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750536004

Published:

01-09-2012

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The Hoarder

Author:

Jess Kidd

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Maud Drennan, underpaid carer and unintentional psychic, is the latest in a long line of dogsbodies for the ancient, belligerent Cathal Flood. Yet despite her best efforts, Maud finds herself drawn into the mysteries concealed in his filthy, once-grand home. She realises that something is changing: Cathal, and the junk-filled rooms, are opening up to her. With only her agoraphobic landlady and a troop of sarcastic ghostly saints to help, Maud must recover what lies beneath Cathal's decades-old hostility, and the strange activities of the house itself. And if someone has hidden a secret there, how far will they go to ensure it remains buried?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444839272

Published:

01-12-2018

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Snapper

Author:

Brian Kimberling

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Nathan Lochmueller is one of the few people who can claim to have been paid for their services as a birdwatcher. Time moves sluggishly in southern Indiana, leaving Nathan free to observe the courtship rituals of the bald eagle, skip stones with friends, and reflect on his on-off relationship with the enigmatic Lola. His Indiana is a landscape of contradictions: where turtles can turn dangerous, armed Klansmen gather in the woods at dawn, and truckers drop into the town of Santa Claus to ensure that no child's Christmas letter remains unanswered. So Nathan's going to have a tough time tearing himself away from it all...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444821451

Published:

01-10-2014

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£16.78

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The Night Rainbow

Author:

Claire King

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During one long, hot summer, five-year-old Pea and her little sister Margot play alone in the meadow behind their house, in a small village in Southern France. Her mother is too sad to take care of them: she left her happiness in the hospital, along with the baby. Pea's father has died in an accident, and Maman, burdened by her double grief, has retreated to a place where Pea cannot reach her. Then Pea meets Claude, a man who seems to love the meadow as she does. Pea believes that she and Margot have found a friend - maybe even a new papa. But why do the villagers view Claude with suspicion, and what secret is he keeping in his strange, empty house?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444816617

Published:

01-09-2013

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