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The Love Of A Family

Author:

Rebecca Shaw

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Myra and Graham Butler lead the kind of lives where everything is neat, tidy and predictable. That is, until they're named guardians to their two young nephews. Myra makes it clear she doesn't want the responsibility. After a terrible loss early in their marriage, she vowed never to open her heart again, and has turned her back on friends and family since. Now she has two children and a rabbit turning her house - and her heart - upside down. It will take danger, heartbreak, and a small dog for Myra and Graham to realise that even if you don't know what you're doing, sometimes love is enough. That they're going to need help to muddle through. That, sometimes, it takes a village.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444840285

Published:

01-03-2019

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Village Fortunes

Author:

Rebecca Shaw

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Things are heating up in the village of Turnham Malpas. Now comfortably settled in the Big House, Johnny and Alice Templeton are over the moon at the arrival of their second son. But Johnny's roguish younger brother, Chris, is visiting from Brazil and causing trouble in the village... For Ford and Mercedes Barclay, returning to the village after all these years is a big step. Will they be welcomed or shunned? And will Ford be able to convince people he's a changed man? Meanwhile, poor Fran Charter-Plackett has some important decisions to make about her future. With all her siblings having flown the nest, the pressure is on to decide what to do with her life. And when Fran's parents discover her shocking secret, things really start to get messy...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444826050

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01-11-2015

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Village Rumours

Author:

Rebecca Shaw

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While clearing out the rectory's loft, Reverend Peter Harris makes an unsettling discovery, and a dark secret is exposed that soon sets tongues wagging in the village of Turnham Malpas Having received a letter from the sons she hasn't heard from in fifteen years, local gossip Greta Jones is delighted at the prospect of seeing them after all this time - despite her husband's misgivings... Meanwhile, Fran Charter-Plackett has a difficult decision to make. Her parents would like to see her settled with kind and reliable Alex Harris. But when Chris Templeton, the man Fran once lost her heart to, returns to the village, it seems he is all set to steal her affections once more. Is Chris really a changed man? And will Fran finally go with her heart, or her head?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444827835

Published:

01-04-2016

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I Saw A Man

Author:

Owen Sheers

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THE EVENT THAT CHANGED ALL OF THEIR LIVES HAPPENED ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON IN JUNE, JUST MINUTES AFTER MICHAEL TURNER - THINKING THE NELSONS' HOUSE WAS EMPTY - STEPPED THROUGH THEIR BACK DOOR... After the loss of his wife, Michael Turner moves to London and develops a close bond with the Nelson family next door. Josh, Samantha and their two young daughters seem to represent everything Michael fears he may now never have: intimacy, children, stability and a family home. The friendship at first seems to offer the prospect of healing, but then a catastrophic event changes everything. Michael is left bearing a burden of grief and a secret he must keep, but the truth can only be held at bay for so long...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444827101

Published:

01-02-2016

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Happiest Days

Author:

Jack Sheffield

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It's 1986, and Jack Sheffield returns to Ragley village school for his tenth rollercoaster year as headteacher. It's the time of Margaret Thatcher's third election victory, DYNASTY and shoulder pads, NEIGHBOURS and a Transformer for Christmas. And at Ragley School, a year of surprises is in store. Ruby the caretaker finds happiness at last, Vera the secretary makes an important decision, a new teacher is appointed, and a disaster threatens the school. Meanwhile, Jack receives unexpected news, and is faced with the biggest decision of his career...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785415692

Published:

01-07-2018

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Happiest Days

Author:

Jack Sheffield

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It's 1986, and Jack Sheffield returns to Ragley village school for his tenth rollercoaster year as headteacher. It's the time of Margaret Thatcher's third election victory, DYNASTY and shoulder pads, NEIGHBOURS and a Transformer for Christmas. And at Ragley School, a year of surprises is in store. Ruby the caretaker finds happiness at last, Vera the secretary makes an important decision, a new teacher is appointed, and a disaster threatens the school. Meanwhile, Jack receives unexpected news, and is faced with the biggest decision of his career...

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Soft Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785415753

Published:

01-07-2019

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Silent Night

Author:

Jack Sheffield

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1984 - and it's an important time for the children of Ragley-on-the Forest school... Their school choir is to sing a carol in a church in York, and is actually going to be on television! Helping to keep his excited children, not to mention their parents, under control during these momentous events taxes Jack and his staff to the limit. And at the same time, Jack has his own problems to deal with...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750541770

Published:

01-11-2015

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Star Teacher

Author:

Jack Sheffield

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It's 1985, and as Jack returns for another year as headteacher at Ragley village school, some changes are in store. It's the year of Halley's Comet, Band Aid, Trivial Pursuit, Dynasty shoulder pads, Roland Rat and Microsoft Windows. And at Ragley-on-the-Forest, Heathcliffe Earnshaw decides to enter the village scarecrow competition, Ruby the caretaker finds romance, and retirement looms for Vera the secretary. Meanwhile, Jack has to battle with some rising stars of the teaching profession to save his job and his school...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750543965

Published:

01-04-2017

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Starting Over

Author:

Jack Sheffield

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Ragley, 1952: Following the death of her father from pneumonia, Lily Briggs, her mother and younger brothers up stakes from Buckinghamshire to rural Yorkshire, hoping for a fresh start. When Lily begins her first year as a teacher at the village school, there to welcome her is John Pruett, who after his years in the war has settled into the role of headmaster. Tom, the local bobby, is also on hand to make her feel at home up north. But Lily has secrets lurking in her past that threaten the new life she's trying to build; secrets that her mother urged her to create, which the two of them have nurtured for years. When Lily's past catches up with her, she fears she'll lose everything she holds dear...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785417771

Published:

01-10-2019

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Daughter

Author:

Jane Shemilt

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Jenny loves her three teenage children and her husband, Ted, a celebrated neurosurgeon. She loves the way that, as a family, they always know each other's problems and don't keep secrets from each other. But when her youngest child, fifteen-year-old Naomi, doesn't come home after her school play and a nationwide search for her begins, secrets previously kept from Jenny are revealed. Naomi has vanished, leaving her family broken and her mother desperately searching for answers. But the traces Naomi has left behind reveal a very different girl to the one Jenny thought she'd raised. And the more she looks, the more she learns that everyone she trusted has been keeping secrets...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444824957

Published:

01-08-2015

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The Book Of Aron

Author:

Jim Shepard

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MY MOTHER AND FATHER NAMED ME ARON, BUT MY FATHER SAID THEY SHOULD HAVE NAMED ME WHAT HAVE YOU DONE, AND MY UNCLE TOLD EVERYONE THEY SHOULD HAVE CALLED ME WHAT WERE YOU THINKING... Aron is a nine-year-old Polish Jew, and a born troublemaker. Then, in 1939, the walls go up around the Warsaw Ghetto. As lice and typhus rage, families starve and fight, it is Aron who always finds a way, however dangerous - or treacherous - to survive. But when he is flung together with orphanage director Janusz Korczak, Aron begins to learn of something greater than survival...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444834468

Published:

01-10-2017

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On Starlit Seas

Author:

Sara Sheridan

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Celebrated writer and historian Maria Graham must make the treacherous voyage from Brazil to London to deliver her latest book to her publisher. Having come to terms with the loss of her beloved husband, Maria now has renewed hope for the future. For a woman travelling alone it's a dangerous journey. The only ship prepared to take Maria belongs to roguish smuggler Captain James Henderson. Onboard, all is well until Maria makes two shocking discoveries - the first a deadly secret, the second an irresistible attraction to the enigmatic captain. He and Maria grow close, but can Henderson escape his illicit past or will his scandalous secret ruin them both?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750544696

Published:

01-11-2017

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