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The Visitors

Author:

Rebecca Mascull

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Born in late Victorian England on her father's hop farm, Adeliza Golding lost her hearing and sight at a young age. Since then her life has been one of darkness and confusion; her only communication is with the ghosts she speaks to in her head, whom she has christened the Visitors. When a young hop-picker, Lottie, grabs her hand one day and starts drawing shapes, Liza can finally interact with the outside world. Liza's friendships with Lottie, who becomes her teacher, and Lottie's beloved brother Caleb lead her from the hop gardens and oyster beds of Kent to the dusty veldt of South Africa and the Boer War - and ultimately to the truth about the Visitors.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444825992

Published:

01-11-2015

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The Twelve Tribes Of Hattie

Author:

Ayana Mathis

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When Hattie climbed from a train, her skirt still hemmed with Georgia mud and the dream of Philadelphia sitting round as a marble in her mouth, she couldn't guess that two years later, aged seventeen, she'd be fighting to keep her baby twins alive. Saddled with a husband who will bring her nothing but disappointment, she raises nine children with grit and monumental courage, but no tenderness - she knows the world will not be kind to them and wants to prepare them as best she can. And as her sons and daughters buck against their fates, she feels every one of their triumphs and heartbreaks, for they are all bound together...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444816631

Published:

01-09-2013

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Paper Hearts And Summer Kisses

Author:

Carole Matthews

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Christie Chapman is a single mum who spends her days commuting to her secretarial job in London and looking after her teenage son, Finn. It's not an easy life but Christie finds comfort in her love of crafting, and spends her spare time working on her beautiful creations. She makes intricately designed cards and personalised gifts and it's not long before opportunity comes knocking. Christie can see a future full of hope for her and Finn - and if the handsome Max is to be believed, one full of love too. It's all there for the taking. And then, all of a sudden, her world is turned upside down?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750545358

Published:

01-02-2018

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The Spoiler

Author:

Annalena McAfee

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In January 1997, during the dying days of John Major's government, newspapers fight for a dwindling readership and they plunge downmarket amid rumours that the internet is about to change the world for ever. Two women journalists meet for the first time: Honor Tait (b. 1917), is a renowned journalist and veteran war correspondent. She is haunted by her past; Tamara Sim (b. 1970), is a writer of celebrity gossip for PSST!, the weekend entertainment supplement of THE MONITOR. She is struggling to secure her future, at any cost, in an increasingly precarious industry. When Sim is sent to interview Tait, their mutual incomprehension generates a rich seam of dark comedy. But when their different worlds finally collide, the consequences are devastating.

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444809077

Published:

01-12-2011

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We Are Called To Rise

Author:

Laura McBride

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Beyond the bright lights and casinos lies the real Las Vegas, where four lives will be brought together by one split-second choice. In the pre-dawn hours, a woman's marriage crumbles with a single confession. Across town, an immigrant family struggles to get by in the land of opportunity. Three thousand miles away, a soldier wakes up in hospital with the vague feeling he's done something awful. In a single moment, these disparate lives intersect, blinded by a life-changing catastrophe. Faced with seemingly insurmountable loss, each person must decide whether to give in to despair, or find the courage and resilience to rise.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444826708

Published:

01-01-2016

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A Distant View Of Everything

Author:

Alexander McCall Smith

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Recently distracted by the arrival of her and Jamie's second son, Magnus, Isabel Dalhousie, editor of the REVIEW OF APPLIED ETHICS, has a lot to worry about, including the delayed next issue. It is with some relief, therefore, that she returns to helping out at her niece Cat's delicatessen, where surely the most taxing duty is the preparation of sandwiches. But it's not long before she's drawn into customers' problems, specifically that of ambitious self-proclaimed matchmaker Bea Shandon. Bea has staged a potentially dangerous liaison involving enigmatic plastic surgeon Tony MacUspaig, who may not be quite what he claims. Intrigued, Isabel dives into the mystery. And when the truth finally reveals itself, she must conclude that no one, including herself, is immune to misunderstandings, or the neurotic fantasies that arise from keeping secrets...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785417634

Published:

01-09-2019

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The Department Of Sensitive Crimes

Author:

Alexander McCall Smith

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Ulf Varg works in Malmo's Department of Sensitive Crimes. Like all Scandinavian detectives, he has his issues. Amongst these are his unresolved feelings for his co-worker Anna; his impatience over the seeming incompetence of his irritating colleague Blomquist; and his concerns for the health of his hearing-impaired, lip-reading dog Martin. Ulf, along with his colleagues, is called upon to investigate a bizarre attack on a market trader, the disappearance of a handsome man who may or may not exist, and the affairs of a variety of young female students whose relationships with one another leave a great deal to be desired. With spirit and good humour, Ulf and his team come to realise that the world is a puzzling place, where werewolves exist and fish might have something to teach us...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785417399

Published:

01-07-2019

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Someone

Author:

Alice McDermott

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In her 1920s Irish-American enclave, the stories of Marie's neighbours unfold before her short-sighted eyes - from war-blinded Billy Corrigan, to the terrifying Big Lucy, to the ever-present Sisters of Charity from the convent down the road. As the years pass, Marie's own story unfolds against the backdrop of a changing world. Her older brother Gabe leaves for the seminary to study for the priesthood, his faith destined to be tested to breaking point. Marie experiences first love and first heartbreak, marriage and motherhood, and discovers how time can both take away and offer up so much that is precious. Stitching together the intricate tapestry of Marie's journey of the heart over seven decades, Alice McDermott reveals the delicate, bittersweet beauty that lies behind someone's - EVERYONE'S - experiences of loss, love and life.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444821314

Published:

01-10-2014

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The Ninth Hour

Author:

Alice McDermott

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On a gloomy February afternoon, Jim, an Irish immigrant, sends his wife Annie out to do the shopping before dark falls. He seals their meagre apartment, unhooks the gas tube inside the oven, and inhales. Sister St. Saviour, a Little Nursing Sister of the Sick Poor, catches the scent of fire doused with water and hurries to the scene: a gathered crowd, firemen, and a distraught young widow. Moved by the woman's plight, and her unborn child, the ageing nun finds Annie work in the convent's laundry - where, in turn, her daughter will grow up amidst the crank of the wringer and the hiss of the iron. As the decades pass, Jim's suicide reverberates through many lives - testing the limits and the demands of love and sacrifice, of forgiveness and forgetfulness.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444837421

Published:

01-07-2018

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The Liberation Of Alice Love

Author:

Abby McDonald

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Alice Love keeps her life running in perfect order. But then her bank card is declined. Someone has emptied her bank account, spending her savings on glamorous holidays and a to-die-for wardrobe, leaving Alice with thousands of pounds' worth of debt. When, to clear her name, she enlists the help of dashing fraud investigator Nathan, she discovers that her thief is closer to home than she imagined. Following the clues from London to Rome and LA, Alice edges into a world where rules are made to be broken. Perhaps her alter ego's extravagant lifestyle is the one Alice should have been leading all along... But how far will Alice go to find the truth? And whose life, exactly, is she fighting for?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444805802

Published:

01-03-2011

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The Doctor And The Diva

Author:

Adrienne McDonnell

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It is 1903. Dr Ravell is a young obstetrician, already highly regarded; his patients include women from all walks of Boston society. But he's flattered when a family of illustrious physicians asks him to treat one of its own members. Erika von Kessler is a beautiful opera singer who has struggled for years to become pregnant. As the young doctor's attraction to her increases, and his treatments prove ineffectual, Erika's despair worsens. Meanwhile Erika's husband Peter, a man of zest and daring, is willing to embark on adventures and personal gambles. But when Dr Ravell takes a great risk that may imperil his promising career - a secret he can share with no one - it is a decision that will change all their dreams and destinies.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444806786

Published:

01-06-2011

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Nutshell

Author:

Ian McEwan

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Nine months pregnant, Trudy lives in a London terraced house gone to seed. John, her husband, is not here - but his property-developing brother Claude is a regular visitor. Claude has seamy designs on both the house and his sister-in-law, and Trudy finds herself entranced by him. Soon the pair hatch a plan to permanently remove John from the scene by poisoning one of his favourite fruit smoothies. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, perceptive, and vengeful resident of Trudy's womb...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444832860

Published:

01-06-2017

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