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Black Dog Summer

Author:

Miranda Sherry

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Yesterday, Sally was living in an idyllic South African farmstead with her teenage daughter Gigi. Now Sally is dead - murdered - and Gigi is alone in the world. But Sally cannot die. She lingers unseen in her daughter's shadow. When Gigi moves in with her aunt's family, Sally comes too. When Gigi's trauma stirs up long-buried secrets, Sally watches helplessly as the family begins to unravel. Then Gigi's young cousin develops an obsession with African black magic, and events take a darker turn. Now Sally must find a way to stop her daughter from making a mistake that will destroy the lives of all who are left behind...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444824599

Published:

01-07-2015

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The Lives Of Stella Bain

Author:

Anita Shreve

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Hauled in a cart to a field hospital in northern France in March 1916, an American woman wakes from unconsciousness to the smell of gas gangrene, the sounds of men in pain, and an almost complete loss of memory; she knows only that she can drive an ambulance, she can draw, and that her name is Stella Bain. Suffering an agonising and inexplicable array of symptoms, she finds her way to London. There, Dr August Bridge, a cranial surgeon turned psychologist, is drawn to tracking her amnesia to its source. What brutality was she fleeing when she left the tranquil seclusion of a New England college campus to serve at the Front? For what crime did she need to atone - and whom did she leave behind?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444820980

Published:

01-09-2014

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The Stars Are Fire

Author:

Anita Shreve

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1947: Fires are racing along the coast of Maine after a summer-long drought, ravaging thousands of acres, causing unprecedented confusion and fear. Five months pregnant, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her moody and unpredictable husband Gene joins the volunteers fighting to bring the fires under control. Along with her best friend, Rosie, and Rosie's two young children, Grace watches helplessly as their houses go up in flames and they are forced to walk into the ocean as a last resort. When dawn comes, their lives are forever changed: homeless, penniless and left to face an uncertain future in a town that no longer exists...

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ISBN:

9781444836813

Published:

01-05-2018

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The Dream Factory: Ghosts

Author:

John Simes

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'AS A CHILD I LEARNED TO DREAM... IT SCARED ME. IT TERRIFIED ME. STILL DOES.' For sixteen-year-old Peter, a.k.a. Pi, his life explodes when his parents - scientists who created a revolutionary new type of artificial intelligence - are brutally abducted by a sinister establishment, The Organisation, desperate to acquire the technology. He flees to the Dream Factory, an old stone hut rebuilt by his father on the remote Eastcombe Beach - and a place people are able to visit through their dreams... Can the combined resources of Pi, the brilliant Navinda, and the new local vicar - a literal doubting Thomas - take on the might of The Organisation?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444824025

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01-05-2015

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The Romantic

Author:

May Sinclair

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In the wake of an affair with her married boss, Charlotte Redhead is determined to start afresh. Leaving her office job, she escapes to the rural tranquillity of the Cotswolds. There she meets John Roden Conway, a young farmer rejected for Army service, and an understanding develops between them. The pair volunteer with a field ambulance crew and set off to Belgium. But will the ravages of the Great War strengthen their partnership - or break it apart?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444835557

Published:

01-01-2018

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Tea At The Grand Tazi

Author:

Alexandra Singer

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Maia is leaving London to paint in the exotic setting of Morocco. Working as an assistant to a once-famous Historian, she is lured in by the freedom promised by her new surroundings. In the final days of summer, a sense of boredom and unease pervades the city. Maia is unwillingly drawn into the ways in which the clientele of the Grand Tazi pass their evenings. As the intense heat wears down her resistance, Maia succumbs to vice, and the freedom she once sought becomes eclipsed by shadowy dealings. Can she take back control of her life - and, more importantly, does she even want to?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444823318

Published:

01-03-2015

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The Mirror

Author:

Richard Skinner

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The Mirror: Venice, 1511: Oliva is about to take the veil and become the bride of Christ. When her world is shaken, first by an earthquake and then spiritually, she begins to question her faith and her future. And when she agrees to sit for a renowned portrait painter she discovers how dangerous her reflection can be... The Velvet Gentleman: Erik Satie - composer, dandy, eccentric - is dead. Told he must select a single memory to take with him to the afterlife, he finds himself in limbo. Friendships with his great contemporaries? Nights with his lover? His musical triumphs? How will he choose his own legacy?

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ISBN:

9781444823653

Published:

01-04-2015

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The Story Of Land And Sea

Author:

Katy Simpson Smith

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August, 1793: On the hot, humid coast of North Carolina, nine-year-old Tabitha sits with her father John, to hear stories of her mother Helen, who died in childbirth. John longs to sail the sea as he did before the war, knowing he must instead stay on steady land for his daughter. But when Tab catches yellow fever, her life hanging in the balance, he turns to what he knows and steals her onto a boat bound for Bermuda... On the same coast twenty years earlier, Helen is given a slave girl for her tenth birthday, and soon the girls are confidantes. It's an enduring friendship until the arrival of John, a pirate-turned-soldier. Helen finds she must decide between a life of security on the family plantation, and a sea adventure with the man she loves...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412479

Published:

01-08-2016

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The Story Of Land And Sea

Author:

Katy Simpson Smith

Synopsis:

August, 1793: On the hot, humid coast of North Carolina, nine-year-old Tabitha sits with her father John, to hear stories of her mother Helen, who died in childbirth. John longs to sail the sea as he did before the war, knowing he must instead stay on steady land for his daughter. But when Tab catches yellow fever, her life hanging in the balance, he turns to what he knows and steals her onto a boat bound for Bermuda... On the same coast twenty years earlier, Helen is given a slave girl for her tenth birthday, and soon the girls are confidantes. It's an enduring friendship until the arrival of John, a pirate-turned-soldier. Helen finds she must decide between a life of security on the family plantation, and a sea adventure with the man she loves...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412530

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01-08-2017

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Boo

Author:

Neil Smith

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When Oliver 'Boo' Dalrymple wakes up in heaven - a place called Town - the eighth-grade science geek thinks he died of a heart defect at his school. But soon after arriving in this hereafter reserved for dead thirteen-year-olds, Boo discovers he's a 'gommer', a kid who was murdered. What's more, his killer may also be in heaven. With help from the volatile Johnny, a classmate killed at the same school, Boo sets out to track down the enigmatic Gunboy, who cut short both their lives. Along the way they are helped by Thelma, a 'do-gooder', and Esther, a trainee do-gooder. Will the group of friends find Gunboy and kick him out of Town, like the gommers want? Or is there more to the mystery than meets the eye?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444830019

Published:

01-10-2016

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Mainlander

Author:

Will Smith

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Jersey, 1987: The storm clouds are gathering over Colin Bygate, a schoolteacher - and a Mainlander married to an Islander. Sitting on an outcrop, stewing after a row with his wife, Colin spots one of his pupils near the edge of a cliff. Worried that the boy might have intended to jump, he drives him home, hoping that his gloomy imagination has been exaggerating his concern. But when the boy fails to turn up at school the next day, Colin feels duty-bound to track him down - thus pitting himself against the Island establishment, who would rather there was a little less noise around this particular absence. In Jersey, where everyone knows everyone else's business, you must become your own island, especially when there are secrets to hide...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785411373

Published:

01-01-2016

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Mainlander

Author:

Will Smith

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Jersey, 1987: The storm clouds are gathering over Colin Bygate, a schoolteacher - and a Mainlander married to an Islander. Sitting on an outcrop, stewing after a row with his wife, Colin spots one of his pupils near the edge of a cliff. Worried that the boy might have intended to jump, he drives him home, hoping that his gloomy imagination has been exaggerating his concern. But when the boy fails to turn up at school the next day, Colin feels duty-bound to track him down - thus pitting himself against the Island establishment, who would rather there was a little less noise around this particular absence. In Jersey, where everyone knows everyone else's business, you must become your own island, especially when there are secrets to hide...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785411434

Published:

01-01-2017

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