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The Mother's Secret

Author:

Clare Swatman

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Sisters Katie and Georgie have always shared a close bond. While Katie enjoyed the freedoms of youth, Georgie remained at home. But now Georgie is grown up, and it's time she started exploring. Their mother Jan loves them with all her heart. So what if she kept them out of sight when they were young? She just cared for them so much. She wanted to protect them. But maybe there was another reason for her protective behaviour. If the sisters venture too far afield, it could destroy the facade of their childhood. This family's about to discover that while lies can cause pain, the truth could destroy them all...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785416224

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01-11-2018

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The Mother's Secret

Author:

Clare Swatman

Synopsis:

Sisters Katie and Georgie have always shared a close bond. While Katie enjoyed the freedoms of youth, Georgie remained at home. But now Georgie is grown up, and it's time she started exploring. Their mother Jan loves them with all her heart. So what if she kept them out of sight when they were young? She just cared for them so much. She wanted to protect them. But maybe there was another reason for her protective behaviour. If the sisters venture too far afield, it could destroy the facade of their childhood. This family's about to discover that while lies can cause pain, the truth could destroy them all...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785416286

Published:

01-11-2019

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The Gilded Lily

Author:

Deborah Swift

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In her short life Sadie Appleby has never left rural Westmorland. But one night she is rudely awoken by her sister, Ella. She has robbed her employer and is on the run. Together the girls flee their own home and head for London. Ella sets her sights on the flamboyant man-about-town Jay Whitgift, owner of a parlour for the wives of the London gentry. But nothing in the capital is what it seems, least of all Jay Whitgift. Soon a rift has formed between Ella and Sadie, and the sisters are threatened by a menace more sinister than the law.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750537346

Published:

01-06-2013

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Mothering Sunday

Author:

Graham Swift

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March 30th, 1924: Mothering Sunday. Jane Fairchild, twenty-two-year-old maid to the Niven family, has - as is traditional for domestic staff - the day free to spend time with her mother. But she has no parents to visit, for she was abandoned as a baby on the steps of an orphanage. Then her plans to spend the day reading in the garden, bathed in sunshine, are abruptly skewered by a telephone call from Paul Sheringham - the soon-to-be-married heir to the Upleigh estate - with whom she has been conducting an illicit affair...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444835175

Published:

01-12-2017

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Bitter Almonds

Author:

Lilas Taha

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Omar is an orphaned Palestinian born into chaos, displaced by violence, and driven by forces beyond his control to find his place in the world. He only has one thing to hold on to: a love that propels him forward and gives him hope. Nadia is maturing into womanhood in a refugee community in Damascus. She tries hard to cope with the tough realities of her world, but she is confronted with a cruel load thrust upon her by a selfish brother. Will she break out of her traditional social mould to create her own destiny?

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412004

Published:

01-06-2016

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Bitter Almonds

Author:

Lilas Taha

Synopsis:

Omar is an orphaned Palestinian born into chaos, displaced by violence, and driven by forces beyond his control to find his place in the world. He only has one thing to hold on to: a love that propels him forward and gives him hope. Nadia is maturing into womanhood in a refugee community in Damascus. She tries hard to cope with the tough realities of her world, but she is confronted with a cruel load thrust upon her by a selfish brother. Will she break out of her traditional social mould to create her own destiny?

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Soft Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412066

Published:

01-06-2017

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My Absolute Darling

Author:

Gabriel Tallent

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At fourteen, Turtle Alveston knows the use of every gun on her wall; that chaos is coming, and only the strong will survive it; that her daddy, Martin, loves her more than anything else in this world. But chinks begin to appear in Turtle's armor as she learns that other people live differently from them. She meets Jacob, a high school boy who tells jokes, lives in a big clean house, and looks at Turtle as if she is the sunrise. And for the first time, the larger world begins to come into focus. Turtle begins to imagine escape, using the very survival skills that Martin devoted himself to teaching her. But changing her life will not be without risk - especially when Martin is driven into a downward spiral of fear and cruelty...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785417306

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01-06-2019

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Lingua Franca

Author:

William Thacker

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Miles Platting is pulled from the ruins of a shipwreck into a world where no one will speak to him. The founder of LINGUA FRANCA - a naming rights agency committed to rechristening every UK town after a corporate sponsor - Miles recounts the story of his quest for linguistic supremacy to anyone who'll listen. Confined to a hospital bed in a deathly quiet ward, he wants to find his colleagues and be reunited with his true love. But in doing so, he must confront his most deeply held convictions, in a world where the spoken word has been replaced with silence.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831221

Published:

01-01-2017

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The Unlikely Heroics Of Sam Holloway

Author:

Rhys Thomas

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Sam Holloway, 26, lives in an immaculately clean house and works at a factory where he's a model employee. He's survived the worst that life can throw at you. But he's not really living. His meticulous routines keep everything nice and safe - with just one exception. Three nights a week, Sam dons his superhero costume and patrols the streets. It makes him feel invincible, but his unlikely heroics are getting him into some sticky situations. Then a chance encounter brings him the possibility of a much brighter future - one which will also test his fortitude to the limit, and start to shatter the walls he's built around himself. Now, Sam needs to decide if he's brave enough to take off the mask, and confront the grief he's been avoiding for so long...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444842241

Published:

01-09-2019

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The Home Corner

Author:

Ruth Thomas

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Having flunked her exams, nineteen-year-old Luisa McKenzie finds herself back at school - this time working as a classroom assistant, sitting on the outside of the 'Home Corner' in a class full of five-year-olds. A chance encounter one afternoon with Stella, a former school friend who has gone on to greater things, wakes Luisa up to her disappointments, and her hold on reality slowly begins to unravel... Funny and full of insight, THE HOME CORNER looks at the way we create our own identities in the light of other people's, and queries the distinctions that are made between the real and the imagined.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444821499

Published:

01-10-2014

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Churchyard And Hawke

Author:

E.V. Thompson

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After suffering a serious beating whilst engaged in unofficial undercover work in the murky streets and taverns of London's 19th-century slums, Constable Tom Churchyard takes himself to Cornwall. Here, in spite of his injuries, he becomes right-hand man to Amos Hawke, now a senior Cornish policeman. His knowledge of the London rogues proves invaluable as Amos seeks to foil a gang of city thieves whose plan is to plunder the mansions of the Cornish gentry. When a brutal murder is committed during their investigations, it proves far more complex than it appeared at first glance...

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444821345

Published:

01-10-2014

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Dear Fang, With Love

Author:

Rufi Thorpe

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Vera is seventeen - the same age her parents were when, blindingly in love, they decided to have a baby. Now in their thirties and long since separated, "seventeen" is already a lifetime ago. So when Vera suffers a terrifying psychotic break, they scramble to try and comprehend what has happened to their wild-hearted, inimitable daughter. Vera's father Lucas takes her to Lithuania, his grandmother's homeland, for the summer. Here, in the city of Vilnius, Lucas hopes to save Vera from the sorrow of her diagnosis. Meanwhile, Vera pours her heart out in letters to her boyfriend, Fang. She is searching for answers of her own. Why did Lucas abandon her as a baby? What really happened the night of her breakdown? And who can she trust with the truth?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413551

Published:

01-05-2017

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