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Dear Mrs Bird

Author:

A.J. Pearce

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Emmeline Lake and her best friend Bunty are trying to stay cheerful despite the Luftwaffe making life thoroughly annoying for everyone. Emmy dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent, and when she spots a job advertisement in the newspaper, she seizes her chance - but after a rather unfortunate misunderstanding, she finds herself typing letters for the formidable Henrietta Bird, the renowned agony aunt of WOMAN'S FRIEND magazine. Mrs Bird is very clear: letters containing any form of Unpleasantness must go straight in the bin. But as Emmy reads the desperate pleas from women who may have Gone Too Far with the wrong man, or can't bear to let their children be evacuated, she decides the only thing for it is to secretly write back...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444839616

Published:

01-01-2019

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The Horseman

Author:

Tim Pears

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1911: In a forgotten valley on the Devon-Somerset border, the seasons unfold, marked only by the rituals of the farming calendar. Twelve-year-old Leopold Sercombe skips school to help his father, a carter. Skinny and pale, with eyes the colour of blackberries, Leo dreams of a job on the master's stud farm. As ploughs furrow the hard January fields, the master's daughter, young Miss Charlotte, shocks the estate's tenants by wielding a gun at the annual shoot. One day Leo is breaking a colt for his father when a boy in breeches and riding boots appears - and peering under the stranger's hat, Leo discovers Charlotte. So a friendship begins, bound by a deep love of horses, but divided by rigid social boundaries - boundaries that become increasingly difficult to navigate as the couple approach adolescence.

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444833584

Published:

01-08-2017

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The Wanderers

Author:

Tim Pears

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1912: Aged thirteen and banished from the secluded farm of his childhood, Leo travels through Devon, grazing on berries and sleeping in copses. But a wanderer is never alone for long - and soon Leo is taken in by gypsies, with their waggons, horses and vivid attire. Yet he knows he cannot linger, and must forge on to Penzance... Lottie is at home. Life on her father's estate continues as usual, yet nothing is as it was. For her father is distracted by the promise of new love, and Lottie is increasingly absorbed in the natural world: the profusion of wild flowers in the meadow, the habits of predators, the mysteries of anatomy. And of course, Leo is absent. How will these two young people ever find one another again?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444839012

Published:

01-11-2018

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Dead To Me

Author:

Lesley Pearse

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Spring 1935. Two girls meet by chance on Hampstead Heath. To an outsider, they could not appear more different. Verity is well-mannered and smartly dressed, living with her parents in a beautiful house close to the heath. Ruby is dishevelled and grubby, used to a life of squalor where she is forced to steal to survive. Yet there's an instant affinity and when their fortunes are shockingly reversed, it is the strength of their friendship that keeps them together. Until the day Verity does the one thing that will break Ruby's heart. In a country torn apart by fighting, will they find a way back to each other?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750544542

Published:

01-09-2017

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Without A Trace

Author:

Lesley Pearse

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Coronation Day, 1953. In the Somerset village of Sawbridge, young shopkeeper Molly Heywood slips away from the celebrations to her friend's cottage and is shocked to find Cassie is dead and her six-year-old daughter Petal has vanished without a trace. Molly seeks help from George, the village policeman, but no one can find Petal. The only clue is a letter from London, where Cassie once lived. Molly resolves to look for the missing child in the Blitz-ruined East End. She finds friendship with strangers from Cassie's past, and with handsome Charley. But the closer Molly gets to the truth, the more perilous her journey becomes.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750542807

Published:

01-08-2016

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One Summer In Venice

Author:

Nicky Pellegrino

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When Addolorata Martinelli lands in Venice, alone in one of the world's most romantic cities, she sets herself a challenge. One list, ten secrets to happiness. The problem is, she knows her list should be full already. She has everything she thought she wanted - her own restaurant, a husband, a child - back home in London. But lately it's all been threatening to come apart at the seams. Now, with no one to accompany her, she hopes Venice will help her find the answers. Wandering through the tangled maze of streets and canals, Addolorata must work out what happened to the person she used to be. And with the help of food, music and some accidental new friends, she realises her list has more than a few surprises.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413421

Published:

01-04-2017

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One Summer In Venice

Author:

Nicky Pellegrino

Synopsis:

When Addolorata Martinelli lands in Venice, alone in one of the world's most romantic cities, she sets herself a challenge. One list, ten secrets to happiness. The problem is, she knows her list should be full already. She has everything she thought she wanted - her own restaurant, a husband, a child - back home in London. But lately it's all been threatening to come apart at the seams. Now, with no one to accompany her, she hopes Venice will help her find the answers. Wandering through the tangled maze of streets and canals, Addolorata must work out what happened to the person she used to be. And with the help of food, music and some accidental new friends, she realises her list has more than a few surprises.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413483

Published:

01-04-2018

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Under Italian Skies

Author:

Nicky Pellegrino

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For twenty-five years, Stella has been the trusted assistant to a legendary fashion designer - but after her boss dies suddenly, she's left with nothing to do but clear the studio. Then one day she finds a house-swap website and sees a beautiful old villa in a southern Italian village. Could she really exchange her poky London flat for that? What was intended as just a break becomes much more, and Stella finds herself trying on a stranger's life. As the villa begins to get under her skin, she can't help but imagine the owner from the clues around her. She meets his friends, cooks the food he recommends, and follows suggestions to visit his favourite places. But can an idea of someone ever match up to the reality?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785414152

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01-08-2017

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Under Italian Skies

Author:

Nicky Pellegrino

Synopsis:

For twenty-five years, Stella has been the trusted assistant to a legendary fashion designer - but after her boss dies suddenly, she's left with nothing to do but clear the studio. Then one day she finds a house-swap website and sees a beautiful old villa in a southern Italian village. Could she really exchange her poky London flat for that? What was intended as just a break becomes much more, and Stella finds herself trying on a stranger's life. As the villa begins to get under her skin, she can't help but imagine the owner from the clues around her. She meets his friends, cooks the food he recommends, and follows suggestions to visit his favourite places. But can an idea of someone ever match up to the reality?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785414213

Published:

01-08-2018

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The Lightkeeper's Daughters

Author:

Jean E. Pendziwol

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Elizabeth's eyes have failed. She can no longer read the books she loves or see the paintings that move her. But her mind remains sharp, and music fills the vacancy left by her blindness. When her father's journals are discovered on a shipwrecked boat, she enlists the help of a delinquent teen, Morgan, to read to her. As an unlikely friendship grows between them, Elizabeth is carried back to her childhood home - the lighthouse on Porphyry Island, Lake Superior - and to the memory of her enigmatic twin sister Emily. But for Elizabeth, the faded pages of her father's journals reveal more secrets than she anticipates...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444837773

Published:

01-08-2018

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Only We Know

Author:

Karen Perry

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In 1982, on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday beneath the stifling heat of the midday sun, three children start a game that ends in tragedy. Now, thirty years later, Nick, Luke and Katie are estranged, yet still bound together by the dark truth of what happened at the river that day. Except some secrets won't stay buried... And when Luke suddenly vanishes and the threatening messages begin, it seems that the strings of the past are tightening around them all. Because someone else knows what they did, and is intent on seeking justice - at any cost...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444828900

Published:

01-07-2016

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I Curse The River Of Time

Author:

Per Petterson

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It is 1989 and all over Europe Communism is crumbling. Arvid Jansen, thirty-seven, is in the throes of a divorce. At the same time, his mother is diagnosed with cancer. Over a few intense autumn days, we follow Arvid as he struggles to find a new footing in his life, while all the established patterns around him are changing at staggering speed. As he attempts to negotiate the present, he casts his mind back to holidays on the beach with his brothers, to courtship, and to his early working life, when as a young Communist he abandoned his studies to work on a production line.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444807189

Published:

01-06-2011

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£16.78

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