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Paradise Lodge

Author:

Nina Stibbe

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It's 1977, and fifteen-year-old Lizzie Vogel is working in an old people's home. The place is in chaos, and it's not really a suitable job for a schoolgirl - she'd only gone for the job because it seemed too exhausting to commit to being a full-time girlfriend or a punk. She's also distracted by her family's financial troubles, keeping up with schoolwork, and deciding which brand of shampoo to use. When a rival old people's home opens, offering better parking and daily 'chairobics', business at Paradise Lodge takes a turn for the worse, and everyone must chip in to save the home before it's too late - from the crazed Matron, to the assertively shy nurse who only communicates via little grunts, to the very attractive son of the Chinese takeaway manager...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831788

Published:

01-03-2017

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Cross My Palm

Author:

Sara Stockbridge

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London, 1860s. High society ladies enjoy having their fortunes read whilst attending supper parties. But palm reading is a perilous business: the lines of the left hand can unlock secrets best kept hidden. Entertaining the guests of Lady Quayle at Portland Place, fortune-teller Miss Rose Lee reads Emily's palm. 'A quiet life, my dear' is what she tells the girl. But she spies two little crosses that spell something quite different - fearful, violent death. As Rose's predictions start coming true, her own fortunes become embroiled in the suspect fates of others and the future suddenly seems a dark and dangerous place.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444811407

Published:

01-06-2012

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Kitchens Of The Great Midwest

Author:

J. Ryan Stradal

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When Lars Thorvald's wife, Cynthia, disappears to start a new life in Australia, he's left to raise their baby, Eva, on his own. He's determined to pass on his love of food to her, starting with pureed pork shoulder (as the doctor reckons that carrot cake with nuts at four months isn't such a good idea). As Eva grows, she finds her solace and salvation in the flavours of her native Minnesota. From Scandinavian lutefisk to hydroponic chocolate habaneros, each ingredient represents one part of Eva's transformation from a gangly, impoverished girl to the master chef of a legendary and secretive pop-up supper club. Along the way, the people she meets shape her - and she, them - in ways unforgettable, riotous and profound.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444828573

Published:

01-06-2016

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The Christmas Spirits

Author:

Whitley Strieber

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George Moore is a modern day Scrooge, mean with his money, his time and his sympathies. A futures trader who drives his staff hard, George won't even let his assistant go home on Christmas Eve so she can look after her son. But on his way home that night, odd things start to happen... When he finally arrives back in his apartment, George is accosted by his old mentor in trading and greed, Bill Hill. Bill warns George that he will receive three visitors who will give him his only chance at salvation. But the thing is, Bill Hill is dead...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444817850

Published:

01-12-2013

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The Last Pearl Fisher Of Scotland

Author:

Julia Stuart

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Brodie McBride is having a tough time. The last expert in the ancient art of pearl fishing, he's on a quest to track down the pearl that will complete a necklace for his wife, Elspeth - convinced that the love token will save their marriage. But Scotland's rivers are running out of mussels, Elspeth is running out of patience, and their ten-year-old daughter Maggie is running wild with her moustachioed pet rabbit, Frank. And when Maggie takes matters into her own hands, determined to keep the family together, the McBrides are soon at the centre of an international commotion that will change everyone's lives forever.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413438

Published:

01-04-2017

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The Last Pearl Fisher Of Scotland

Author:

Julia Stuart

Synopsis:

Brodie McBride is having a tough time. The last expert in the ancient art of pearl fishing, he's on a quest to track down the pearl that will complete a necklace for his wife, Elspeth - convinced that the love token will save their marriage. But Scotland's rivers are running out of mussels, Elspeth is running out of patience, and their ten-year-old daughter Maggie is running wild with her moustachioed pet rabbit, Frank. And when Maggie takes matters into her own hands, determined to keep the family together, the McBrides are soon at the centre of an international commotion that will change everyone's lives forever.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413490

Published:

01-04-2018

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Thornfield Hall

Author:

Jane Stubbs

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Thornfield Hall, 1821. Alice Fairfax takes up her role as housekeeper of the estate. But when Mr Rochester presents her with a woman who is to be hidden on the third floor, she finds herself responsible for much more than the house. This is the story Jane Eyre never knew - a narrative played out on the third floor and beneath the stairs, as the servants kept their master's secret safe and sound.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785410543

Published:

01-06-2015

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Thornfield Hall

Author:

Jane Stubbs

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Thornfield Hall, 1821. Alice Fairfax takes up her role as housekeeper of the estate. But when Mr Rochester presents her with a woman who is to be hidden on the third floor, she finds herself responsible for much more than the house. This is the story Jane Eyre never knew - a narrative played out on the third floor and beneath the stairs, as the servants kept their master's secret safe and sound.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785410550

Published:

01-06-2016

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Shifting Colours

Author:

Fiona Sussman

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'This is the first memory I have of my mamma, the first sweet memory. Sometimes her laughter bursts into my head and I hear her call me - my name full and round in her mouth. Frustratingly though, as with all the memories I have of her, Mamma's face -always her face - blurs under the pressure of my focus. Shifting Colours is a story of secrets, love and loss. Set against the violent backdrop of apartheid South Africa and then the calm of late twentieth century Britain, the novel traces the lives of Celia and Miriam- a mother and daughter separated by land, sea and heart-rending circumstances.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750539838

Published:

01-11-2014

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The Last Time We Spoke

Author:

Fiona Sussman

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On the night that Carla Reid plans on celebrating her wedding anniversary with her husband Kevin and their grown son Jack, their New Zealand farmstead has never felt more like home. But when Ben Toroa and another aspiring gang member brutally force their way into the house with robbery and more on their minds, the night and the rest of both their lives take a radically different direction. As Carla struggles to come to terms with the aftermath and bereavement of different kinds and Ben faces the consequences in prison, their stories will be forever entwined.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750544610

Published:

01-02-2018

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The Wall

Author:

William Sutcliffe

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The Wall is the concrete heart of the town of Amarias. You can only cross it at one checkpoint, where armed soldiers stand guard. One day, thirteen-year-old Joshua discovers a pitch-black tunnel that leads underneath The Wall. He's heard plenty of stories about the other side, and knows that a boy like him shouldn't venture into this forbidden territory. But he is compelled to go - and his world is about to be turned upside down... A searing fable about a divided city, THE WALL is one boy's shocking and powerful journey to find his own sense of right and wrong.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444818086

Published:

01-01-2014

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The Chef

Author:

Martin Suter

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As the financial crisis grips the planet, Zurich's leading restaurant, Chez Huwyler, seems protected from the gathering storm. But when Maravan, dishwasher and undiscovered culinary genius and Andrea, stunningly beautiful waitress, are dismissed, they must find another way to survive. Maravan's seduction of Andrea after cooking a dinner which mixes the aphrodisiac recipes of his ancestors and the alchemy of molecular gastronomy leads to a business proposition from Andrea: romantic catering for couples. But when their company falls on hard times, they must enter into a much more unsavoury business, in an underworld where murder and sex feed otherwise unquenchable thirsts.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444816457

Published:

01-08-2013

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