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The Mistress Of Abha

Author:

William Newton

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1930. Ivor Willoughby, a young Orientalist, embarks on an ambitious quest to find his father. In all of Ivor's life, Robert has returned to England only once, wild-eyed with tales of As'ir, where he is fighting alongside Captain Lawrence and is known by the name 'Ullobi'. After that single meeting, Robert is never heard from again. Ten years on, Ivor must find out what became of him. Travelling to Cairo to join the Locust Bureau, Ivor searches everywhere for clues about Ullobi. Along the way Ivor hears whispers of a woman warrior called Na'ema who was once a slave. Her story seems tantalisingly connected with his father's, and Ivor finds himself looking for an Abyssinian seer who might unlock the mystery...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753187258

Published:

01-01-2012

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Everything I Never Told You

Author:

Celeste Ng

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Lydia was the favourite child of Marilyn and James Lee. Her parents had been determined that she would fulfil the dreams they were unable to pursue themselves, though she had also been under pressures that had nothing to do with growing up. Her father is an American born of first-generation Chinese immigrants, which makes him and his children conspicuous in any setting, especially in 1970s small-town Ohio. When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, James is consumed by guilt, while Marilyn is determined to make someone accountable, no matter what the cost. Lydia's older brother, Nathan, is convinced that local bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it's the youngest in the family, Hannah, who observes far more than anyone realises, and who may be the only one who knows what really happened...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785410987

Published:

01-10-2015

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Everything I Never Told You

Author:

Celeste Ng

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Lydia was the favourite child of Marilyn and James Lee. Her parents had been determined that she would fulfil the dreams they were unable to pursue themselves, though she had also been under pressures that had nothing to do with growing up. Her father is an American born of first-generation Chinese immigrants, which makes him and his children conspicuous in any setting, especially in 1970s small-town Ohio. When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, James is consumed by guilt, while Marilyn is determined to make someone accountable, no matter what the cost. Lydia's older brother, Nathan, is convinced that local bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it's the youngest in the family, Hannah, who observes far more than anyone realises, and who may be the only one who knows what really happened...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785411045

Published:

01-10-2016

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Fractured

Author:

Clar Ni Chonghaile

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Journalist Peter Maguire has been kidnapped in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. He does not know where he is or what is going to happen to him. As the days go by, his fear is shot through with remorse for the mistakes of his past... Peter's mother Nina comes to Somalia to wait for her son's release. His plight forces her to relive another trauma - the fatal shooting in Liberia of Shaun Ridge, a young photographer she once loved, and Peter's real father... Abdi, a Somali teenager working with Peter's captors, strikes up a tenuous friendship with the prisoner and decides to help him escape... Three people must journey into one of the world's most dangerous places, the human mind, to answer the question: are we ever truly free?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412950

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01-12-2016

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Fractured

Author:

Clar Ni Chonghaile

Synopsis:

Journalist Peter Maguire has been kidnapped in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. He does not know where he is or what is going to happen to him. As the days go by, his fear is shot through with remorse for the mistakes of his past... Peter's mother Nina comes to Somalia to wait for her son's release. His plight forces her to relive another trauma - the fatal shooting in Liberia of Shaun Ridge, a young photographer she once loved, and Peter's real father... Abdi, a Somali teenager working with Peter's captors, strikes up a tenuous friendship with the prisoner and decides to help him escape... Three people must journey into one of the world's most dangerous places, the human mind, to answer the question: are we ever truly free?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413018

Published:

01-12-2017

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A Different World

Author:

Mary Nichols

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London, 1939: As WWII breaks out across Europe, teacher Louise Fairhurst and her class are evacuated from their school to the quiet farming village of Cottlesham. Uprooted and forced to start her life again, Louise finds herself acting as both mother and teacher to the group of anxious eight-year-olds. But just when they begin to settle into the country and their new surroundings, tragedy strikes... In Warsaw, Pilot Jan Grabowski must head to Romania to fight the enemy, leaving his wife Rulka behind. When Rulka sees Poland overcome by the Nazis, living in constant danger and amid cruel reprisals, she joins the Resistance. While back in England, Louise begins to wonder if perhaps she should have stayed in London - until a chance meeting with Jan alters her path, and their worlds collide forever.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444824223

Published:

01-06-2015

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The Kirilov Star

Author:

Mary Nichols

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November, 1920. After the Revolution, Russia suffers a brutal civil war and thousands flee for their lives. The Kirilov family, distant relatives of the Romanovs, are in danger. When tragedy strikes, four-year-old Lydia Kirillova is separated from her family. The only key to her identity is the opulent jewel concealed in her petticoat. The benevolent diplomat, Sir Edward Stoneleigh, brings her to England, where she grows up well educated, wealthy, and surrounded by a loving family. Yet Lydia, yearning to know the truth about her heritage, quickly accepts the charming Nikolay Andropov's invitation to join him on a trip to Russia. But with the Second World War looming, Lydia's situation becomes desperate. Will she ever find a place to finally think of as a home?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444810899

Published:

01-05-2012

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Abdication

Author:

Juliet Nicolson

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England, 1936. After the recent death of George V, the nation has a new king, Edward VIII. But for all the confident pomp and ceremony of the accession, these are turbulent times. Unemployment is rampant, another war threatens world peace, and a shocking scandal lurks within the upper echelons of society - the new King's affair with a married American woman... In the midst of all this, a young woman, May, is starting a new life away from home. Working as a chauffeur for a kind and very busy government official, May is learning about life, secrets, and love. There's also Evangeline Nettlefold, a friend of the family May works for, and Wallis Simpson's old classmate and occasional confidante. But Evangeline's building resentment towards Mrs. Simpson may prove to be destructive for her.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444814811

Published:

01-04-2013

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No Good Deed

Author:

John Niven

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What do you do when the homeless man on the street you've just given money to thanks you by name and turns out to be one of your 'closest' friends, one you haven't seen for over twenty years? For Alan, there's no question - it's only natural that he'd want to see his old mate Craig off the streets, even if only for a few nights, and into some clean clothes. But what if the successful life you've made for yourself - good job, happy marriage, lovely kids, grand Victorian house - is one that your old pal would quite like to have too? Even if it means taking it from you? Gradually, inevitably, mayhem ensues as Craig turns Alan's orderly household upside down, threatening to wreck Alan's life for good.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444837766

Published:

01-08-2018

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Doc Martin: Mistletoe And Whine

Author:

Sam North

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Meet the ultimate Scrooge... The festive season in the Cornish village of Portwenn is not going to be easy for curmudgeonly Doc Martin. His idea of a perfect Christmas Day is to remain steadfastly alone and catch up with back issues of The Lancet. However, Portwenn is fighting off the cold and frost with determined revelry before it heads into its deep winter sleep, and his patients are even more exasperating than usual. Not to mention his on-off relationship with local schoolteacher, Louisa. It will take all of Doc Martin's willpower to fend off the attentions of the Christmas spirit...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753192801

Published:

01-05-2014

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Doc Martin: Mistletoe And Whine

Author:

Sam North

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Meet the ultimate Scrooge... The festive season in the Cornish village of Portwenn is not going to be easy for curmudgeonly Doc Martin. His idea of a perfect Christmas Day is to remain steadfastly alone and catch up with back issues of The Lancet. However, Portwenn is fighting off the cold and frost with determined revelry before it heads into its deep winter sleep, and his patients are even more exasperating than usual. Not to mention his on-off relationship with local schoolteacher, Louisa. It will take all of Doc Martin's willpower to fend off the attentions of the Christmas spirit...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753192818

Published:

01-05-2015

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Doc Martin: Practice Makes Perfect

Author:

Sam North

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Inspired by the ITV series starring Martin Clunes Doc Martin arrives in the picture postcard fishing village of Portwenn, Cornwall. Once a high-flying London surgeon, his suddenly-developed blood phobia means he has to take a job in a local practice. But while the Doc's medical skills are second to none, his bedside manner leaves a lot to be desired. He immediately starts infuriating the locals, none more so than school teacher Louisa Glasson...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753192795

Published:

01-12-2014

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