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The Lake Shore Limited

Author:

Sue Miller

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Three years after the death of her brother Gus, Leslie still thinks about what might have been if Gus hadn't got on that plane on September 11th. As she and her husband sit down to watch THE LAKE SHORE LIMITED, a disquietingly autobiographical play written by Gus's former girlfriend Billy, she can't help but wonder if Billy too has been unable to let go of his memory. But does she really know Billy? Meanwhile, Sam, Leslie's friend, finds in the play inescapable echoes of his life and begins to fall for Billy's distinctive, enigmatic beauty.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444806205

Published:

01-04-2011

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The Compromise

Author:

Zoe Miller

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Childhood friends Juliet, Rebecca, Rose and Matthew grew up in a small village outside Dublin. Now privileged, wealthy and powerful, they appear to have it all. But when Juliet is involved in a suspicious accident and lies trapped between life and death at the bottom of a cliff, a secret that has been hidden for years threatens the seemingly perfect lives of the close-knit group. For the beautiful, fragile Rose, Juliet's accident draws unwanted attention to the sins of the past. For her husband, the ruthlessly ambitious Matthew, it removes a critical obstacle from the path of his political career. And as Rebecca discovers more about what happened to her friend, she begins to wonder if she ever knew the real Juliet...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444822038

Published:

01-12-2014

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The Forensic Records Society

Author:

Magnus Mills

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Two men with a passion for vinyl found a society for the appreciation of records. Their aim is simple: to elevate the art of listening by doing so in forensic detail. The society enjoys moderate success in the back room of their local pub, the Half Moon, with other enthusiasts drawn to the initial promise of the weekly gathering. However, as the club gains popularity, its founders' uncompromising dogma results in a schism within the movement, and soon a counter-group forms. Then the introduction of a young woman called Alice further fractures the unity of the vulnerable society...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785415333

Published:

01-06-2018

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The Forensic Records Society

Author:

Magnus Mills

Synopsis:

Two men with a passion for vinyl found a society for the appreciation of records. Their aim is simple: to elevate the art of listening by doing so in forensic detail. The society enjoys moderate success in the back room of their local pub, the Half Moon, with other enthusiasts drawn to the initial promise of the weekly gathering. However, as the club gains popularity, its founders' uncompromising dogma results in a schism within the movement, and soon a counter-group forms. Then the introduction of a young woman called Alice further fractures the unity of the vulnerable society...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785415395

Published:

01-06-2019

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According To Arnold

Author:

Giles Milton

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Meet Arnold Trevellyan - charismatic, exuberant and somewhat strange. His love of mushrooms is matched only by a passion for Flora, his wife of twelve years. One day, while searching for mushrooms, Arnold makes a wondrous discovery that will turn his world upside down. He abandons Flora and heads to the South Pacific where he finds himself marrying the queen of a remote tropical island. But all is not as it seems in Arnold's idyllic realm. In a series of cassettes to his oldest friend, he reveals he is trapped in an international conspiracy in which mushrooms hold the key to life or death.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753186770

Published:

01-11-2011

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A Meal In Winter

Author:

Hubert Mingarelli/Sam Taylor

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One morning in the dead of winter, three German soldiers are dispatched into the frozen Polish countryside to track down any Jews they can find - and return them for execution. Having captured a young man hiding in the woods, they rest in an abandoned house before continuing back to camp. But before long, the group's sympathies have splintered as they consider the moral implications of their mission, and confront their own consciences. Should the Jew be offered food? But after breaking bread with a man, how can they possibly send him to his death? Or should they risk everything to return him to liberty?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444833737

Published:

01-08-2017

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Sutton

Author:

J.R. Moehringer

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'Why did you rob banks, Mr Sutton?' 'That's where the money was.' Over three decades, from Prohibition through the Great Depression, police called Willie Sutton one of the FBI's most dangerous men in New York. He was on the FBI's first ever Most Wanted list, yet the public loved him. He never fired a shot after all, and his victims were merely those bloodsucking banks, right...? This is the moving story of a man driven by love, forever seeking the beautiful woman who led him into a life of crime, then broke his heart.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444817720

Published:

01-12-2013

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Black Mamba Boy

Author:

Nadifa Mohamed

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It's 1935 in Aden. Jama is ten years old, living in the slums of the ancient city, learning to survive amongst the cosmopolitan ragamuffins and vagabonds of the port. But when he loses everything in Aden, his only chance of survival lies in finding his father who disappeared years before. His search will be dangerous and lonely, and he faces a world preparing for war. Jama's epic journey, by foot, camel, lorry and train, will take him through war-torn Eritrea and Sudan, to Egypt, Palestine and finally, to the icy realms of Britain he heard about in Aden.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444805239

Published:

01-01-2011

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The Orchard Of Lost Souls

Author:

Nadifa Mohamed

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It is 1988 and Hargeisa waits. Whispers of revolution travel on the dry winds but still the dictatorship remains secure. Soon, and through the eyes of three women, we will see Somalia fall. Nine-year-old Deqo has left the vast refugee camp she was born in, lured to the city by the promise of her first pair of shoes. Kawsar, a solitary widow, is trapped in her little house with its garden clawed from the desert, confined to her bed after a savage beating in the local police station. Filsan, a young female soldier, has moved from Mogadishu to suppress the rebellion growing in the north. As the country is unravelled by a civil war that will shock the world, the fates of the three women are twisted irrevocably together...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444822403

Published:

01-01-2015

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A Very Special Year

Author:

Thomas Montasser

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On a quiet back street in a sleepy town, there sits an old bookshop: an emporium of reading delights. Inside, there sits a most peculiar novel - its ending changes depending on the reader... For young Valerie, who has just inherited the shop after the sudden (and very mysterious) disappearance of her Aunt Charlotte, the place amounts to nothing more than a badly-run business, to be whipped into shape before being sold on. But when an enigmatic customer appears and enquires about the novel with no ending, the magic of the place is unlocked...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444833379

Published:

01-07-2017

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Daughters Of Castle Deverill

Author:

Santa Montefiore

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It is 1925 and the war is long over. But life will never truly be the same again. Castle Deverill, cherished home to the Deverill family in the west of Ireland for hundreds of years, has burned to the ground. Now young and flighty Celia Deverill is determined to restore the sad ruin to its former glory. Celia married well and has the wealth, after all, to keep it in the family and she cannot bear to see it stand neglected. But dark shadows are gathering once more, as the financial markets start to shake. And everything that felt so certain is once again thrown into doubt.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750544009

Published:

01-05-2017

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Songs Of Love And War

Author:

Santa Montefiore

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West Cork, Ireland, 1900. The birth of a new century, and three very different women: Kitty Deverill, the flame-haired Anglo-Irish daughter of the castle, Bridie Doyle, the daughter of the Irish cook and Celia Deverill, Kitty's flamboyant English cousin. Together they grow up in the dreamy grounds of the family's grand estate, Castle Deverill. Yet their peaceful way of life is threatened when Ireland's struggle for independence reaches their isolated part of the country. The castle is in danger of being destroyed, and Kitty, in love with the rebel Jack O'Leary, is torn between loyalty to her Anglo-Irish family and her deep love of Ireland and Jack.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750542999

Published:

01-11-2016

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