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Season Of Light

Author:

Katharine McMahon

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1788. Asa Ardleigh, the impressionable daughter of a country squire, has travelled to Paris with her newly wedded sister, Philippa, it is the heady days before the Revolution. In Paris Asa first falls in love with dashing revolutionary Didier Paulin. But as the storm clouds gather over France, Asa must return home. Meanwhile in England, no one knows of Asa's liaison. A fortuitous marriage to Harry Shackleford beckons for Asa, as well as the solution to the family woes. But then disturbing news reaches Asa from a France now seething with violence, and Asa must decide whether to follow her head or her heart...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750536417

Published:

01-12-2012

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The Woman In The Picture

Author:

Katharine McMahon

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Evelyn Gifford is one of Britain's first female lawyers and she has taken on the male establishment. Outside the courtroom, however, Evelyn's life is not going to plan. The only thing left for Evelyn is to throw herself into work. Evelyn finds herself embroiled in two very different cases - one linked to the unions, the other a rich factory owner who claims not to be the father of his wife's child. As Evelyn faces the hardest challenges of her career, she must also ask herself what matters most - security with a man she admires or passion with the man who might betray her?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750540995

Published:

01-07-2015

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What She Never Told Me

Author:

Kate McQuaile

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Louise Redmond left Ireland for London before she was twenty. Now, two decades later, her heart already breaking from a failing marriage, she is summoned home. Her mother Marjorie is on her deathbed, and it is Louise's last chance to learn the whereabouts of the father she never knew. Stubborn to the end, however, Marjorie refuses to fill in the pieces of her daughter's fragmented past. Then Louise unexpectedly finds a lead: a man called David Prescott - but is he really the father she's been trying to find? And who is the mysterious little girl who appears so often in her dreams? As each new discovery leads to another question, Louise begins to suspect that the memories she most treasures could be a delicate web of lies...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831757

Published:

01-03-2017

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The Secret Children

Author:

Alison McQueen

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Assam, 1925. In the emerald hills of a tea plantation in northern India, James MacDonald, a son of the Empire, has no interest in choosing an English bride. But when he takes a beautiful young Indian woman as his concubine, little can he imagine the legacy that will resonate for generations to come. So begins the story of Mary and Serafina. Born of two worlds, accepted by neither. It is only as the spectre of war descends and the turmoil of Indian independence heightens, that the girls must face the truth of their parentage and begin their search for somewhere to belong...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750536479

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01-12-2012

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The Fever Tree

Author:

Jennifer McVeigh

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It's the late 1870s. Frances Irvine, destitute in the wake of her father's sudden death, is forced to abandon her life of wealth and privilege in London and emigrate to South Africa. In the Cape, a land that's remote and inhospitable, she becomes entangled with two very different men. One driven by ambition, the other by his ideals. Only when the rumour of a smallpox epidemic takes her into the dark heart of the diamond mines, does she see her path to happiness. But in a ruthless world of greed and exploitation, the spoils of the rich come at a terrible human price: powerful men will keep the mines in operation - at any cost. Torn between passion and integrity, she makes a choice that has devastating consequences...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444814491

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01-03-2013

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Half Seven On A Thursday

Author:

Roisin Meaney

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In life, there's no such thing as a dress rehearsal... When Edward Bull agrees to direct the amateur production of Death by Dying, he thinks it will take his mind off his wife's recent affair. However, he is soon to discover that all the real drama is taking place off stage. Among his cast there is Maria, trapped in a loveless marriage to an older man, and her sister Ellen, scarred after a tragic motorbike accident. There's handsome, charming Robert, who glides through life, there's outspoken Theo, gentle Harry and independent Judith, each with their own stories. As the weeks pass their lives intertwine, until opening night draws near...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750534215

Published:

01-09-2011

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The Making Of Mr Bolsover

Author:

Cornelius Medvei

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NAME: Lynch, Andrew (b. 16.10.1958); a.k.a. 'Mr Bolsover' CAREER: civil servant, librarian, columnist, local councillor, revolutionary RECREATIONS: shooting squirrels, skinning rabbits, cooking with rats ADDRESS: present whereabouts unknown; last sighted in South Downs woodland close to the A275 PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: cataloguing systems, hermits, badger welfare, troglodytes, revolutionary politics But a WHO'S WHO entry can reveal only so much. Like all the great political lives - Churchill, Disraeli, Gladstone, Genghis Khan - Bolsover's is one of incident, drama and passion: from the calm of Uckfield library to the demands of high office, a life on the run - and a final confrontation with the authorities...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444830859

Published:

01-12-2016

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Almost English

Author:

Charlotte Mendelson

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In a tiny flat in West London, sixteen-year-old Marina lives with her emotionally delicate mother, Laura, and three ancient Hungarian relatives. Imprisoned by her family's crushing expectations and their fierce un-English pride, by their strange traditions and stranger foods, Marina knows she must escape - but the place she runs to makes her feel even more of an outsider. At Combe Abbey, a traditional English boarding school for which her family have sacrificed everything, she realises she has made a terrible mistake. She is the awkward half-foreign girl who doesn't know how to fit in, flirt or even be. And as a semi-Hungarian Londoner, who is she? In the meantime, her mother Laura, an alien in this strange universe, has her own painful secrets to deal with...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444820591

Published:

01-08-2014

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The Burning Girl

Author:

Claire Messud

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Julia Robinson and Cassie Burnes have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. While Julia comes from a stable, happy middle-class family, Cassie never knew her father, who died when she was an infant, and has an increasingly tempestuous relationship with her mother, Bev. As the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge. When Bev becomes involved with the mysterious Anders Shute, Cassie feels cruelly abandoned. Disturbed, angry and desperate for answers, she sets out on a journey that will put her own life in danger, and shatter her oldest friendship.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444836806

Published:

01-05-2018

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The Square

Author:

Rosie Millard

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Jane has the ideal life: loving husband, beautiful house, and delightful son. Her fashionable dinner parties are perfect - and so are her secret assignations with her neighbour's husband, Jay... From Tracey and her Lottery winnings to eccentric artist Philip and his pornographic portraits, the residents of North London's most privileged enclave, the Square, are a very satisfied bunch. To raise money for communal fencing, the Residents' Association decides to hold a Talent Show, produced by Jane and hosted by TV celebrity Alan Makin. But when the show lurches into public disarray, reputations are shattered, and everyone has to learn to live with a far less glossy reality than before...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829273

Published:

01-08-2016

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The Song Of Achilles

Author:

Madeline Miller

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Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. Yet one day, Achilles takes the shamed prince under his wing. As they grow into young men their bond blossoms into something far deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they have learned.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753189603

Published:

01-04-2012

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The Song Of Achilles

Author:

Madeline Miller

Synopsis:

Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. Yet one day, Achilles takes the shamed prince under his wing. As they grow into young men their bond blossoms into something far deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they have learned.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753189610

Published:

01-04-2013

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