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Oh! To Be In England

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H.E. Bates

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A letter arrives from Madame Dupont, the Larkins' landlady during their disastrous French holiday. Within it is the reminder that they had asked her to be godmother to little Oscar, and the news that she is coming over to England for the christening. Pop and Ma, who need no excuse to crack open bottles and host the 'perfick party', are more than happy to celebrate the occasion in style. But when the parson discovers that none of the Larkin brood has ever been baptised, it seems the whole lot of them are in line for a splash of holy water...

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General Fiction

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9781444837858

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01-08-2018

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The Darling Buds Of May

Author:

H.E. Bates

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The Larkin family - Pop, Ma, and their brood of six children - reside with a thriving menagerie on a small farm, where they live and love in amiable chaos. Rattling around in a gentian-blue thirty-hundredweight truck, doing a little of this and a little of that - picking fruit in the summer and hops in the autumn, wheeler-dealing, selling flowers at the roadside - they revel in life's simple pleasures. Then along comes Mr Cedric Charlton from the Inland Revenue, determined to assess the tax owed by Pop. But his plans are thrown into confusion by the eldest Larkin daughter - the entrancing Mariette...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444837209

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01-06-2018

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When The Green Woods Laugh

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H.E. Bates

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City stockbroker Mr Jerebohm and his wife are seeking a rural retreat where they can host shooting parties and afternoon tea on the lawn. So Pop Larkin - junk dealer, family man, and Dragon's Blood connoisseur - sells them Gore Court, a crumbling pile of a country mansion, for a tidy profit. Now he can build his family that swimming pool they want. But the Larkins' new neighbours aren't quite so accepting of country ways - especially Pop's little eccentricities. And it's not long before a wobbly boat, a misplaced pair of hands, and Mrs Jerebohm's behind have Pop up before a magistrate...

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General Fiction

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9781444837841

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01-08-2018

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The Shut Eye

Author:

Belinda Bauer

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When James Buck pops out to buy fireworks, leaving the front door of his flat open, his little son, Daniel, wanders outside and goes missing. Now James struggles to cope with his guilt, while his wife Anna spends her days guarding the small footprints her son made in the forecourt near her door. A flyer advertising a psychic, Richard Latham, offers Anna hope at last... DCI John Marvel knows Latham from another case of a missing child - that of twelve-year-old Edie Evans - but he was of no help. With two children missing, Marvel is astounded when his boss asks him to find his wife's missing poodle. He must also make a decision about Latham. Is he a visionary? A shut eye? Or a cruel fake, preying on the vulnerable?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785411205

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01-12-2015

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The Shut Eye

Author:

Belinda Bauer

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When James Buck pops out to buy fireworks, leaving the front door of his flat open, his little son, Daniel, wanders outside and goes missing. Now James struggles to cope with his guilt, while his wife Anna spends her days guarding the small footprints her son made in the forecourt near her door. A flyer advertising a psychic, Richard Latham, offers Anna hope at last... DCI John Marvel knows Latham from another case of a missing child - that of twelve-year-old Edie Evans - but he was of no help. With two children missing, Marvel is astounded when his boss asks him to find his wife's missing poodle. He must also make a decision about Latham. Is he a visionary? A shut eye? Or a cruel fake, preying on the vulnerable?

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Soft Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785411267

Published:

01-12-2016

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Munich Airport

Author:

Greg Baxter

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An American expat in London receives a piece of news that is nearly incomprehensible: the body of his sister Miriam has been found in her Berlin apartment, dead from starvation. Three weeks later, the man, his elderly father, and an American consular official find themselves in the fogbound Munich Airport, where Miriam's coffin is to be loaded onto a commercial jet. Slowly, the trio's stories of those weeks unfold: time spent waiting for Miriam's body to be released, sifting through her possessions, puzzling over the mystery of her awful death - and trying to comprehend and share in her suffering, her yearning, and her grace.

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ISBN:

9781444833683

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01-08-2017

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The Apartment

Author:

Greg Baxter

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A man walks across an old European city. Heavy snow falls. He has come here from far away, hoping to forget. Instead, he remembers: home, war, lost friends. Complicity... Saskia is a local young woman, who carries on her phone a thousand photographs of crumbling doorways and rusted gates. After the two meet by chance in an art gallery, they fall into a swift intimacy of pure circumstance, and she proceeds to assist him in his search for an apartment. But during one December day, they will find themselves traversing not only the icy pavements, but also the man's own history...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444821802

Published:

01-11-2014

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Lazarus Is Dead

Author:

Richard Beard

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Life, for Lazarus, is mostly good, until far away in Galilee his childhood best friend turns water into wine. Immediately, Lazarus falls ill. And with each subsequent miracle his health deteriorates. He tries everything in his power to make himself well. Except for calling on Jesus... Lazarus dies. Jesus weeps. But as Lazarus is about to find out, returning from the dead isn't easy. You think you want a second chance at life, but what do you do when you get it?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444812435

Published:

01-09-2012

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Liberty Silk

Author:

Kate Beaufoy

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France, 1919: Jessie is celebrating the last heady days of her honeymoon. But when her husband suddenly disappears, she finds herself bereft - until a chance encounter thrusts her into the centre of the intoxicating world of Parisian high life... Hollywood, 1942: Lisa has come a long way from her quiet, unassuming life in London and is taking Hollywood by storm. But all that glitters is not gold, and as the smoke and mirrors of the lifestyle she so longs for shatter around her, there are some secrets she can never escape... Ireland, 1969: Cat, headstrong and independent, drawn to danger and passionately opposed to injustice, has no idea of the legacy that precedes her. Once past secrets are revealed, she has the chance to find out what liberty really means...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444828474

Published:

01-06-2016

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Mr. Verdant Green, Married And Done For

Author:

Cuthbert Bede

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Oxford student Verdant Green and his sisters travel to spend their summer at Honeywood Hall in Northumbria, where our hero is captivated by the young daughter of the house, the vivacious and charming Miss Patty: accomplished horsewoman, sketcher and water-colourist. A warm regard springs up between the two, and Verdant dares to hope that something more than friendship may result. But when Patty's cousin, the handsome and confident Frank Delaval, arrives to stay, Verdant suspects he has a rival for Miss Patty's affections. Will he gracefully concede defeat - or end up married and done for?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444827569

Published:

01-03-2016

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The Adventures Of Mr. Verdant Green

Author:

Cuthbert Bede

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Young Mr. Verdant Green has tallied up eighteen years of unobjectionable existence at home with his sisters, comfortably insulated from the horrors of public school and the tyranny of sporting activities. But when Mr. Larkyns, local rector and Verdant's tutor, persuades Mr. Green Senior that his student is sorely in need of a little worldly experience, the callow Verdant is dispatched to Oxford for matriculation. As the innocent lamb embarks upon the odyssey of university life with characteristic trusting confidence, he finds himself gambolling into a den of wolves...

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ISBN:

9781444826852

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01-01-2016

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The Further Adventures Of Mr. Verdant Green

Author:

Cuthbert Bede

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Having emerged from his baptism of fire as an Oxford Freshman, Mr. Verdant Green returns to the University, (endearingly) optimistic, (somewhat) experienced, and (very slightly) less credulous. Gleefully ready to hoax the new student blood in his turn, he fancies himself now a man of the world, wise in the ways of college life. Yet, despite his status as a veteran of one term, our hero still finds himself no less vulnerable to fetching up in scrapes - occasioned by overambitious horses, oversized cigars, and pugilistic conflicts between Town and Gown...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444827200

Published:

01-02-2016

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