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The Toll Of The Sea

Author:

Theresa Murphy

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A terrific storm brings tragedy to Adamslee, an impoverished village on the south west coast of England. The PALOMA, a ship bringing the 38th Regiment of Foot back home from the Crimea, runs aground with the loss of over four hundred soldiers, their wives and children. There is one survivor, Joby Lancer. Powerful alliances form in difficult circumstances, and in the ensuing months Lancer's life becomes entangled with those of the local villagers, including a village girl, a farmer's wife, the leader of the local smugglers and highwayman 'Buckingham Joe'...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444818239

Published:

01-01-2014

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The Housemaid's Daughter

Author:

Barbara Mutch

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Cathleen Harrington leaves her home in Ireland in 1919 to travel to South Africa to marry her fiancÚ. Isolated and estranged in a harsh landscape, she finds solace in her diary and the friendship of her housemaid's daughter, Ada. Under Cathleen's tutelage, Ada grows into an accomplished pianist, and a reader who cannot resist turning the pages of the diary, discovering the secrets Cathleen sought to hide. When Ada is compromised and finds she is expecting a mixed-race child, she flees from her home. Scorned within her own community, she is forced to carve a life for herself, her child, and her music.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750537469

Published:

01-08-2013

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Pretty Thing

Author:

Jennifer Nadel

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When fifteen-year-old Becs meets Bracken, she is convinced she's found her soul mate. So what if he's much older - and who cares about her exams? He's gorgeous, he understands her, she feels free with him. And when he holds her, she feels safe. But is she? When Becs' best friend is assaulted, in one of a spate of attacks against girls from her school, the world suddenly seems a much more dangerous place. Who is it safe to trust? Should she follow her head - or her heart?

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444828337

Published:

01-05-2016

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Lamb

Author:

Bonnie Nadzam

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David Lamb is narcissistic and middle-aged and his marriage is disintegrating. Tommie is an awkward and unpopular eleven-year-old girl. Lamb is convinced that he can help her to avoid a destiny of apathy and emptiness and he comes to believe that his devotion to her is in Tommie's best interest. But when Lamb abducts a willing Tommie for a road trip from Chicago to the Rockies, they are both shaken in ways neither of them expects.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444816075

Published:

01-07-2013

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The Good Girl

Author:

Fiona Neill

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Romy is the quintessential good girl: a straight-A student who has never given her parents a moment of worry, leaving them to focus on their other children (who are not quite so easy) and themselves as they go through a marriage crisis. So when Romy finds herself at the centre of a scandal, no one can quite believe it - least of all her mother Ailsa, who is also the head of her new school. Ailsa is quick to hold Romy's new boyfriend and his parents responsible for what has happened. But as mother and daughter reveal their very different versions of events, a darker truth emerges. It soon becomes apparent that Romy isn't the only member of her family harbouring secrets, and her disgrace becomes the catalyst for the unravelling of all those around her...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444828894

Published:

01-07-2016

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Another Chance, Another Life

Author:

Mark Neilson

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In a cruel yet comforting parallel, friends Becky and Kathy have recently both lost their jobs, and face the prospect of starting their lives all over again. Taking up the offer to borrow her elderly uncle's narrowboat, Becky sets sail for the Yorkshire Dales with her son Jonathon, wondering if new pastures might help her regain what she's lost. Meanwhile, Kathy finds herself in love with a widower whose only daughter is still in mourning for her lost mother - her grief proving a solid opponent to any new woman in her father's life...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444827248

Published:

01-02-2016

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A Strange Inheritance

Author:

Mark Neilson

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Everybody dreams of a surprise inheritance... Meg is at her lowest ebb when she finds that her uncle, Henry Waterston - who she never even knew existed - has left her a derelict windmill in a Yorkshire dale. With the gift comes a strange final request, asking her to 'help close the circle'. Meg visits the mill, falls in love with the place and throws herself into the challenge of rebuilding the old business. In the process she finds new friends - and a new love. But who exactly was Henry Waterston, and why did he leave Meg everything he owned?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444815726

Published:

01-06-2013

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The Wind From The Sea

Author:

Mark Neilson

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After the First World War, two final stragglers return to North East Scotland to pick up their old lives: Mary Cowie, once a 'gutter quine' or fish gutter, who served with the Elsie Inglis Scottish Women's Hospitals field units; and Neil Findlay, once the best fishing boat skipper in Buckie, now a shell-shocked wreck. They hope the old life will cure them, but find they have changed too much to settle down again. The shadow of the war refuses to go away for many of the other village locals as well. But with change comes opportunity, and Mary and Neil will soon find their tribal and personal loyalties tested to the full as Buckie struggles to move on.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444835892

Published:

01-02-2018

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The Wives Of Los Alamos

Author:

TaraShea Nesbit

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Their average age was twenty-five. They came from all over the States, and arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure - or, at least, resigned to it. But hope quickly turned to hardship in the desolate military town where everything was a secret; including what their husbands were doing at the lab... They were constrained by the words they couldn't say, the letters they couldn't send, the freedom they didn't have. Though they were strangers, they joined together: babies were born, friendships were forged, and children grew up. But then 'the project' was unleashed, and even bigger challenges faced the women of Los Alamos as they struggled with the burden of their contribution towards the most destructive force in human history: the atomic bomb.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444824360

Published:

01-06-2015

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Everything I Never Told You

Author:

Celeste Ng

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Lydia was the favourite child of Marilyn and James Lee. Her parents had been determined that she would fulfil the dreams they were unable to pursue themselves, though she had also been under pressures that had nothing to do with growing up. Her father is an American born of first-generation Chinese immigrants, which makes him and his children conspicuous in any setting, especially in 1970s small-town Ohio. When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, James is consumed by guilt, while Marilyn is determined to make someone accountable, no matter what the cost. Lydia's older brother, Nathan, is convinced that local bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it's the youngest in the family, Hannah, who observes far more than anyone realises, and who may be the only one who knows what really happened...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785410987

Published:

01-10-2015

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Everything I Never Told You

Author:

Celeste Ng

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Lydia was the favourite child of Marilyn and James Lee. Her parents had been determined that she would fulfil the dreams they were unable to pursue themselves, though she had also been under pressures that had nothing to do with growing up. Her father is an American born of first-generation Chinese immigrants, which makes him and his children conspicuous in any setting, especially in 1970s small-town Ohio. When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, James is consumed by guilt, while Marilyn is determined to make someone accountable, no matter what the cost. Lydia's older brother, Nathan, is convinced that local bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it's the youngest in the family, Hannah, who observes far more than anyone realises, and who may be the only one who knows what really happened...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785411045

Published:

01-10-2016

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Fractured

Author:

Clar Ni Chonghaile

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Journalist Peter Maguire has been kidnapped in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. He does not know where he is or what is going to happen to him. As the days go by, his fear is shot through with remorse for the mistakes of his past... Peter's mother Nina comes to Somalia to wait for her son's release. His plight forces her to relive another trauma - the fatal shooting in Liberia of Shaun Ridge, a young photographer she once loved, and Peter's real father... Abdi, a Somali teenager working with Peter's captors, strikes up a tenuous friendship with the prisoner and decides to help him escape... Three people must journey into one of the world's most dangerous places, the human mind, to answer the question: are we ever truly free?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412950

Published:

01-12-2016

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