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I Won't Be Home For Christmas

Author:

Amanda Prowse

Synopsis:

While her free-spirited daughter travels the world, Vivienne prepares for a lonely Christmas in Bristol, with her best friend Ellen and her ancient dog Bob. Then a letter arrives that changes everything. Vivienne's daughter is getting married in New Zealand, and she wants her mum and Ellen by her side. But out on the rugged coast of Tutukaka, the sea sparkles, romance beckons - and Vivienne falls under the spell of another life. Will she leave everything she holds dear for a chance at happiness? Or will her daughter be the only one to fall in love this Christmas?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750545280

Published:

01-11-2017

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The Christmas Cafe

Author:

Amanda Prowse

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Bea does not believe in second chances. A widow at fifty-three, she buries her grief in hard work, and soon the deli she runs in Sydney's Surry Hills has a reputation for the best ever carrot cake. But then an email from a cafe-owner in Edinburgh leads her to take a trip to Scotland in the depths of winter. There, transported by the twinkling lights and falling snow, Bea is drawn back to a secret past - and a secret love - that she long ago tried to forget...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750542951

Published:

01-10-2016

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Will You Remember Me?

Author:

Amanda Prowse

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Poppy Day is looking forward to her best year yet. She's thirty-two, married to her childhood sweetheart, and a mum of two gorgeous children. She loves her little house in the countryside - a far cry from the London estate where she grew up. Her husband Mart, a soldier, has just returned safely from his last tour. But Poppy is so busy caring for others, she hasn't noticed the fatigue in her body, or the menacing lump in her breast. If there's anyone strong and deserving enough to defeat cancer it's Poppy. After all she's fought harder battles than this. But does life really work like that?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750540414

Published:

01-06-2015

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The Watchmaker Of Filigree Street

Author:

Natasha Pulley

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London, 1883: Thaniel Steepleton returns to his tiny flat to find a mysterious gold pocket watch on his pillow. When the watch saves his life from a bomb blast that destroys Scotland Yard, Thaniel goes in search of its maker, Keita Mori - a kind, lonely immigrant who sweeps him into a new world of clockwork and music. Although Mori seems harmless at first, a chain of unexpected slips proves that he must be hiding something. Meanwhile, Grace Carrow is sneaking into an Oxford library dressed as a man. A theoretical physicist, she is desperate to prove the existence of the luminiferous ether before her mother can force her to marry. As the lives of these three characters become entwined, events spiral out of control, until Thaniel is torn between loyalties, futures, and opposing geniuses.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444827460

Published:

01-03-2016

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The Revenant

Author:

Michael Punke

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1823: Hugh Glass is among the Rocky Mountain Fur Company's finest men, an experienced frontiersman and expert tracker. When a scouting mission puts him face to face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. The company's captain dispatches two of his men to stay behind and tend to Glass before he dies, and to give him the respect of a proper burial. But instead the men abandon him, taking his only means of protecting himself, including his precious gun and hatchet. With grit and determination, Glass begins to crawl inch by inch across more than three thousand miles of uncharted American frontier, negotiating predators both human and inhuman, the threat of starvation, and the agony of his horrific wounds... driven to survive by one desire: revenge.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412363

Published:

01-07-2016

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The Revenant

Author:

Michael Punke

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1823: Hugh Glass is among the Rocky Mountain Fur Company's finest men, an experienced frontiersman and expert tracker. When a scouting mission puts him face to face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. The company's captain dispatches two of his men to stay behind and tend to Glass before he dies, and to give him the respect of a proper burial. But instead the men abandon him, taking his only means of protecting himself, including his precious gun and hatchet. With grit and determination, Glass begins to crawl inch by inch across more than three thousand miles of uncharted American frontier, negotiating predators both human and inhuman, the threat of starvation, and the agony of his horrific wounds ...driven to survive by one desire: revenge.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412424

Published:

01-07-2017

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The Daughter Of The Commandant

Author:

Alexander Pushkin/Milne Home

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The only child of a retired army officer, Pyotr Andreyich Grinyov is already enrolled in the Semenofsky regiment, due to assume his position as sergeant of the Guard once his education has finished. By the age of seventeen, he is keen to take up the mantle of military service, anticipating the liberties and pleasures of duty in Petersburg. But his father has other ideas: his son will be no preening idler of a Guard, but an active soldier. Indignant and resentful, Pyotr is assigned to garrison duty at the remote Fort Belogorsk. And there he meets Marya, the Commandant's daughter...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444835151

Published:

01-12-2017

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Music Love Drugs War

Author:

Geraldine Quigley

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The end of the school year is approaching, and siblings Paddy and Liz McLaughlin, Christy Meehan, Kevin Thompson and their friends will soon have to decide what they're going to do with the rest of their lives. But it's hard to focus when there's the allure of their favourite hangout, the dingy 'Cave', where they go to drink and flirt and smoke. Through a fog of marijuana, beer and budding romance, the future is distant and unreal. But this is Derry in 1981, and they can't ignore the turmoil of the outside world. When a friend is killed, Christy and Paddy, stunned out of their stupor, take matters into their own hands. Some choices are irreversible - and choosing to fight will take hold of their lives in ways they never imagined...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444841558

Published:

01-07-2019

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Miller's Valley

Author:

Anna Quindlen

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For generations, the Millers have lived in Miller's Valley, a small American town on the verge of enormous change. Mimi Miller describes her life, from the 1960s to the present, with intimacy and honesty, as though revealing it to the best friend she never had. As Mimi eavesdrops on her parents and quietly observes the people around her, she discovers more and more about the toxicity of family secrets, the dangers of gossip, the flaws of marriage, the inequalities of friendship, the risks of passion, loyalty and love. Home, as Mimi begins to realize, can be a place where it's just as easy to feel lost as it is to feel contented...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444833256

Published:

01-07-2017

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Curtain Call

Author:

Anthony Quinn

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On a sultry afternoon in 1936, a woman accidentally interrupts an attempted murder in a London hotel room. Nina Land, a West End actress, faces a dilemma: she's not supposed to be at the hotel in the first place, and certainly not with a married man. But once it becomes apparent that she may have seen the face of the man the newspapers have dubbed "the Tiepin Killer", she realises that another woman's life could be at stake... Tom, long-suffering secretary to an ageing theatre critic, has a secret of his own to protect. His chance encounter with a lost young woman who is haunted by premonitions of catastrophe closes the circle: it was she who narrowly escaped the killer's stranglehold that afternoon, and now walks the streets in terror of his finding her again...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785414121

Published:

01-08-2017

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Curtain Call

Author:

Anthony Quinn

Synopsis:

On a sultry afternoon in 1936, a woman accidentally interrupts an attempted murder in a London hotel room. Nina Land, a West End actress, faces a dilemma: she's not supposed to be at the hotel in the first place, and certainly not with a married man. But once it becomes apparent that she may have seen the face of the man the newspapers have dubbed "the Tiepin Killer", she realises that another woman's life could be at stake... Tom, long-suffering secretary to an ageing theatre critic, has a secret of his own to protect. His chance encounter with a lost young woman who is haunted by premonitions of catastrophe closes the circle: it was she who narrowly escaped the killer's stranglehold that afternoon, and now walks the streets in terror of his finding her again...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785414183

Published:

01-08-2018

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The Streets

Author:

Anthony Quinn

Synopsis:

London, 1882. David Wildeblood arrives from Norfolk to work for journalist Henry Marchmont, who wants him to record the standard of living in the Somers Town slum, in order to show the stark realities of London poverty. As David learns the slang of the hawkers, scavengers and mobsmen, he is exposed to the everyday squalor and destitution. A dinner at his godfather's Kensington home introduces him to a cabal of prominent citizens plotting a radical solution to the problem of London's poor. When David realises that a conspiracy is afoot, he finds his life in danger...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753192542

Published:

01-04-2014

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