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The Flower Book

Author:

Catherine Law

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Aster's father Jack, is reported missing presumed killed from the trenches of Flanders. Soon after, her mother Violet, dashing up to London on receiving an urgent telegram, is killed in a tragic accident. The only thing Aster has to remember her mother by is her Flower Book, a journal of pressed flowers that charts Violet's life and dreams - and keeps all her secrets. On her 21st birthday, Aster receives devastating news that turns everything she believes about herself upside down. Will Aster finally discover what really happened to Violet and Jack? Will the Flower Book reveal the truth at last?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750537810

Published:

01-01-2014

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The September Garden

Author:

Catherine Law

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Nell and Sylvie grow up quickly during the early days of rationing, blackouts, and the arrival of RAF planes in the skies. Sylvie is desperately worried for her parents in Nazi-occupied Normandy. Nell, meanwhile, witnesses the crumbling of her parents' marriage. When the girls fall in love with the same man, the brave RAF officer Alex Hammond, he is spared having to choose between them as the war changes the course of their lives. For Nell, the only place she can ever find solace is inside the September Garden, it is the only place she feels safe, and where she decides to hide her most dreadful secret...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750537803

Published:

01-09-2013

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The Sea Garden

Author:

Deborah Lawrenson

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Present Day, On the Mediterranean island of Porquerolles off the French coast, landscape designer Ellie Brooke has accepted a commission to restore an abandoned garden. The fine house and surrounding estate overlook the glittering sea but the longer Ellie spends there, the more she senses darkness. WWII, Two very different women have their lives irrevocably changed: Iris, a junior intelligence officer in London, and Marthe, a blind girl who left her farmstead to work in the lavender fields who is being drawn into the heart of a Resistance cell operating in Nazi-occupied Provence. As secret messages are passed and planes land by moonlight, danger comes ever closer...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750541213

Published:

01-08-2015

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The Moon Around Sarah

Author:

Paul Lederer

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Born with the ability to speak, but not the inclination, Sarah lives in silence. She is surrounded by the noise of her bickering family, who are gathered to discuss the selling of the family homestead. There is no room for sentiment and a young, selectively mute girl is not a burden any of them wants to shoulder. Escaping from this madness, she befriends a young man who finds her silence eloquent. If they are to understand each other, and escape the shadow of her family, they must learn a deeper form of communication.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444822939

Published:

01-02-2015

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A Grand Old Time

Author:

Judy Leigh

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Evie Gallagher is regretting her hasty move into a care home. She may be seventy-five and recently widowed, but she's absolutely not dead yet. And so, one morning, Evie walks out of Sheldon Lodge and sets off on a Great Adventure across Europe. But not everyone thinks Great Adventures are appropriate for women of Evie's age, least of all her son Brendan and his wife Maura, who follow a trail of puzzling text messages to bring her home. When they finally catch up with her, there are shocks in store...because while Brendan may have given up on life and love, Evie certainly has not.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444839289

Published:

01-12-2018

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The Coincidence Engine

Author:

Sam Leith

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A hurricane sweeps off the Gulf of Mexico and in the back-country of Alabama, assembles a passenger jet out of old bean-cans and junkyard waste. An eccentric mathematician vanishes in the French Pyrenees. And the thuggish operatives of a multinational arms conglomerate close in on Alex Smart - a harmless Cambridge postgraduate who has set off to ask his American girlfriend to marry him. At the Directorate of the Extremely Improbable - an organisation so secret, many of its operatives aren't a hundred per cent sure it exists - Red Queen takes an interest. What ensues is a chaotic chase across an imaginary America, haunted by madness, murder, mistaken identity, and vast amounts of unhealthy but delicious snacks. The Coincidence Engine exists. And it has started to work.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444809060

Published:

01-12-2011

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A Brief Affair

Author:

Margaret Leroy

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September 1940. England is at war and London has become an ever-fragile place for widowed Livia Ripley and her two young daughters, Polly and Eliza. When Livia meets charismatic publisher Hugo Ballantyne, she is hopeful that her life is about to change for the better. But as clouds gather in the autumn sky, the wail of the siren heralds the arrival of the Luftwaffe. Livia volunteers to be a warden and finds the reality and despair of war a contrast to the comfort of the Balfour Hotel with Hugo. Livia soon discovers a strength she never knew she had, which gives her the power to save those she loves.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750544016

Published:

01-07-2017

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Lillian On Life

Author:

Alison Jean Lester

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Lillian, a single, well-travelled woman of a certain age, looks back at her life. It's not at all the life she expected. Having lived through the post-war decades of change in Munich, Paris, London and New York, walking the unpaved road between traditional and modern options for women, she has grappled with parental disappointment, society's expectations and the vagaries of love and sex. Now in her late fifties, she's waking up next to her married lover and taking stock of it all...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444830125

Published:

01-10-2016

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Shtum

Author:

Jem Lester

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Ben Jewell has hit breaking point. His ten-year-old son, Jonah, has never spoken. So when Ben and Jonah are forced to move in with Ben's elderly father, three generations of men - one who can't talk; two who won't - are thrown together. As Ben battles single fatherhood, a string of well-meaning social workers and his own demons, he learns some difficult home truths. Jonah, blissful in his innocence, becomes the prism through which all the complicated strands of personal identity, family history, and misunderstanding are finally untangled.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444832853

Published:

01-06-2017

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The Following Girls

Author:

Louise Levene

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When Amanda Baker was fourteen, she found a letter written by her runaway mother to her unborn child: 'Dear Jeremy (or Amanda)', it began. Now, in the 1970s, she is in the hands of disaffected parents seeking to find a new school for their disappointing daughter. The happiest days of your life? Not for Baker, sixteen and sick of it as she moves miserably between lessons packed with palm fibre and the use of the dative. Baker's only solace is her fifth-form gang, The Four Mandies, and a low-calorie diet of king-sized cigarettes - until she teams up with Julia Smith, games captain and consummate game-player. So begins a passionate friendship that will threaten Baker's future, menace her sanity, and risk the betrayal of everything and everyone she holds dear...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444822762

Published:

01-02-2015

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The Colour Of Milk

Author:

Nell Leyshon

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The year is eighteen-hundred-and-thirty-one when fifteen-year-old Mary begins the difficult task of telling her story. A scrap of a thing with a sharp tongue and hair the colour of milk, Mary leads a harsh life working on her father's farm alongside her three sisters. In the summer she is sent to work for the local vicar's invalid wife, where the reasons why she must record the truth of what happens to her - and the need to record it so urgently - are gradually revealed.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444816624

Published:

01-09-2013

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Death In Sunset Grove

Author:

Minna Lindgren

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Good detectives come in all manner of guises... Meet Siiri and Irma, best friends and the queen bees of Sunset Grove, a retirement community for those still young at heart. With a combined age of nearly 180, Siiri and Irma are still just as inquisitive and witty as when they first met decades ago. But when their comfortable world is upturned by a suspicious death at Sunset Grove, Siiri and Irma are shocked into doing something about it. They begin their own private investigations and form The Lavender Ladies Detective Agency. The trouble is, beneath Sunset Grove's calm facade, there is more going on than meets the eye...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750544481

Published:

01-09-2017

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