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Author:

Zadie Smith

Synopsis:

This is the story of a city - the north-west corner of a city. Following four Londoners as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, as beautiful as it is brutal, where the thoroughfares hide the back alleys and taking the high road can sometimes lead you to a dead end. Yet after a chance encounter they each find that the choices they've made, the people they once were and are now, can suddenly, rapidly unravel.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753192153

Published:

01-11-2014

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Girl Runner

Author:

Carrie Snyder

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A former Olympic athlete, Aganetha Smart was famous in the 1920s; but now at age 104, she lives in a nursing home, alone and forgotten by history. When her quiet life is disturbed by the unexpected arrival of two young strangers, she begins to reflect on her childhood in rural Ontario and her struggles to make an independent life for herself in the city. Without revealing who they are or what they may want from her, the visitors take her on an outing to the family farm where she was raised. Here, the devastation of WWI and the Spanish flu epidemic, the optimism of the 1920s and the sacrifices of the 1930s come vividly back to mind as Aganetha wrestles with the confusion and displacement of the present.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444832532

Published:

01-05-2017

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Leaving Lucy Pear

Author:

Anna Solomon

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One night in 1917, Beatrice Haven creeps out of her uncle's house on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, and leaves her newborn baby at the foot of a pear tree, then watches as another woman claims the child as her own. The unwed daughter of wealthy Jewish industrialists and a gifted pianist bound for Radcliffe, Bea plans to leave her shameful secret behind and make a fresh start... Ten years later, Bea's hopes for her future remain unfulfilled. When she returns to her uncle's house, seeking a refuge from her unhappiness, she discovers far more when the rum-running manager of the local quarry inadvertently unites her with Emma Murphy, the headstrong Irish Catholic woman who has been raising her abandoned child - now a bright, bold, cross-dressing girl named Lucy Pear, with secrets of her own.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444833607

Published:

01-08-2017

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Fishbowl

Author:

Bradley Somer

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Despite his enviable view from a balcony on the twenty-seventh floor of an apartment block, Ian the Goldfish has frequent - if fleeting - desires for a more exciting life. Until one day, a series of unfortunate events gives him an opportunity to escape... Our story begins, however, with the human inhabitants of Ian's building. There is the handsome student, his girlfriend and his mistress; an agoraphobic sex worker; the invisible caretaker; the pregnant woman on bed rest; and the homeschooled boy, Herman, who thinks he can travel through time. As Ian tumbles perilously downwards, he will witness all their lives, loves, triumphs and disasters...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785411762

Published:

01-04-2016

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Fishbowl

Author:

Bradley Somer

Synopsis:

Despite his enviable view from a balcony on the twenty-seventh floor of an apartment block, Ian the Goldfish has frequent - if fleeting - desires for a more exciting life. Until one day, a series of unfortunate events gives him an opportunity to escape... Our story begins, however, with the human inhabitants of Ian's building. There is the handsome student, his girlfriend and his mistress; an agoraphobic sex worker; the invisible caretaker; the pregnant woman on bed rest; and the homeschooled boy, Herman, who thinks he can travel through time. As Ian tumbles perilously downwards, he will witness all their lives, loves, triumphs and disasters...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785411823

Published:

01-04-2017

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The Secret Of Ella And Micha

Author:

Jessica Sorensen

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Ella and Micha have been best friends since childhood, until one tragic night shatters their relationship and Ella decides to leave everything behind, including Micha, to start a new life at college. But now it's summer break and Ella fears everything she worked so hard to bury might resurface, especially with Micha living right next door. Micha is sexy, smart, confident, and can get under Ella's skin like no one else can. And he's determined to win back the girl he lost, no matter what it takes.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444818604

Published:

01-02-2014

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£16.78

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Dunbar

Author:

Edward St Aubyn

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Henry Dunbar, the once all-powerful head of a global media corporation, is having a hard time. In his dotage he hands over care of the corporation to his two eldest daughters, Abby and Megan, but as relations sour he starts to doubt the wisdom of past decisions. Now imprisoned in Meadowmeade, an upscale sanatorium in the Lake District, with only a demented alcoholic comedian as company, Dunbar starts planning his escape. As he flees into the hills, his family is hot on his heels. But who will find him first - his beloved youngest daughter, Florence, or the tigresses Abby and Megan, so keen to divest him of his estate?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444837131

Published:

01-06-2018

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A Fete To Remember

Author:

Julia Stagg

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It's summertime in the French Pyrenees, and the mountain commune of Fogas is EN FETE. But Christian Dupuy has no time for the frivolity of LES VACANCES. For a start he's just been struck by the arrows of L'AMOUR and doesn't have a clue how to approach the woman who's stolen his heart. Then there is the not-so-small matter of local politics. With moves afoot to wipe his community from the map, Christian will have to enter the fray once more if he wishes to save the place he cherishes. In the midst of a sweltering heatwave, and with the residents of Fogas at each other's throats over their future, the lovesick and embattled deputy mayor is forced to decide if all really is fair in love and war.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444827118

Published:

01-02-2016

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Last Chance In The Pyrenees

Author:

Julia Stagg

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When tragedy strikes the small mountain village of Fogas in the French Pyrenees, the residents must once more rally round to protect their precious way of life, and this time the stakes are higher than ever. A struggle for the town hall sees political ambition rise to ever more dangerous - even life-threatening - levels, crucial relationships are tested, and a deadly plot for revenge and retribution has terrible consequences. But among the grief and drama come love, laughs and new beginnings. And in good times and bad, the value the villagers place on community and friendship has never been greater.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444834321

Published:

01-10-2017

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The French Postmistress

Author:

Julia Stagg

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When her post office burns down, postmistress Veronique starts lobbying for its replacement. But her fellow residents of the small commune of Fogas in the French Pyrenees are too preoccupied to rally to her cause. Mayor Serge Papon, overwhelmed by grief at the death of his wife, has lost his JOIE DE VIVRE and all taste for village politics (and croissants), and it seems as though deputy mayor Christian (whose TENDRESSE for Veronique makes him her usual champion) will soon be saying AU REVOIR to the mountain community. Add to this a controversial government initiative to reintroduce bears to the area, and soon the inhabitants are at loggerheads, threatening the progress of the sacred Tour de France and the very existence of Fogas itself.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444819533

Published:

01-05-2014

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A Perfect Life

Author:

Danielle Steel

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An icon in the world of television news, Blaise McCarthy seems to have it all: beauty, intelligence and courage. But privately, there is a story she has protected for years... Blaise's daughter Salima, blinded by juvenile diabetes, now lives in a year-round boarding school with full-time assistance. When the school closes suddenly, Salima returns home to Blaise's New York apartment with her new carer, Simon. He rapidly shakes up their world, determined to help Salima find the independence she never thought possible. Then Blaise's personal and professional worlds collide: a young rival at work attempts to take over, and the well-guarded secrets of Blaise's home life are exposed. Suddenly her life is no longer perfect, but real. Can mother and daughter learn together how to face a world they can't control?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444827125

Published:

01-02-2016

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Magic

Author:

Danielle Steel

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Once a year in the City of Light, a lavish dinner takes place outside a spectacular landmark. Selected by secret invitation, the guests arrive dressed in white; and when the night is over, hundreds of white paper lanterns bearing everyone's wishes are released into the sky. This year, a group of close friends stand at the cusp of change. Jean-Philippe and Valerie are high-flying, successful and devoted to their young family. But a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in China may lead to separation - and temptation. Benedetta and Gregorio run an Italian clothing empire in Milan, but Gregorio has a weakness that will ignite a crisis in their company, and their marriage. And screenwriter Chantal and Indian tech entrepreneur Dharam arrive as friends, but their paths will be set on dramatically different courses before the night ends...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444836486

Published:

01-04-2018

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