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The Curious Charms Of Arthur Pepper

Author:

Phaedra Patrick

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Arthur Pepper gets up every day at 7:30 a.m. He eats his breakfast, waters his plant, Frederica, and does not speak to anyone unless it is absolutely necessary. Until something disrupts his routine. On the first anniversary of his beloved wife Miriam's death, he finally sorts through her wardrobe and finds a glistening charm bracelet that he has never seen before. Upon examination, Arthur finds a telephone number on the underside of a gold elephant. Uncharacteristically, he picks up the phone. And so begins Arthur's quest - charm by charm, from York to Paris to India - as he seeks to uncover Miriam's secret life before they were married. Along the way, he will find hope, healing, and self-discovery in the most unexpected places.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444832518

Published:

01-05-2017

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The Bees

Author:

Laline Paull

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Born into the lowest class of her society, Flora 717 is deemed fit only to clean her orchard hive. Yet Flora has talents that are not typical of her kin. And while mutant bees are usually instantly destroyed, Flora is reassigned to feed the newborns before becoming a forager, collecting nectar and pollen on the wing. Before long, she finds her way into the Queen's inner sanctum, learning secrets both sublime and ominous. Flora's ascent disturbs the natural hierarchy of the colony, incensing powerful enemies. But when she feels compelled to break the most sacred law of all, her instincts are overwhelmed by love, as all-consuming as it is forbidden.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785411243

Published:

01-12-2015

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The Bees

Author:

Laline Paull

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Born into the lowest class of her society, Flora 717 is deemed fit only to clean her orchard hive. Yet Flora has talents that are not typical of her kin. And while mutant bees are usually instantly destroyed, Flora is reassigned to feed the newborns before becoming a forager, collecting nectar and pollen on the wing. Before long, she finds her way into the Queen's inner sanctum, learning secrets both sublime and ominous. Flora's ascent disturbs the natural hierarchy of the colony, incensing powerful enemies. But when she feels compelled to break the most sacred law of all, her instincts are overwhelmed by love, as all-consuming as it is forbidden.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785411304

Published:

01-12-2016

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Dark Matter

Author:

Michelle Paver

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January, 1937. Twenty-eight-year-old Jack is poor, lonely and desperate to change his life. So when he's offered the chance to be the wireless operator on an Arctic expedition, he jumps at it. Five men and eight huskies, cross the Barents Sea from Norway by the light of the midnight sun. At last they reach the remote, uninhabited bay where they will camp. Gruhuken. But the Arctic summer is brief. As night returns to claim the land, Jack feels a creeping unease. One by one, his companions are forced to leave. He has to decide, stay or go. Soon he will see the last of the sun, the point of no return - when the sea will freeze. And Gruhuken is not uninhabited. Something walks there in the dark.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753188088

Published:

01-03-2011

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Dark Matter

Author:

Michelle Paver

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January, 1937. Twenty-eight-year-old Jack is poor, lonely and desperate to change his life. So when he's offered the chance to be the wireless operator on an Arctic expedition, he jumps at it. Five men and eight huskies, cross the Barents Sea from Norway by the light of the midnight sun. At last they reach the remote, uninhabited bay where they will camp. Gruhuken. But the Arctic summer is brief. As night returns to claim the land, Jack feels a creeping unease. One by one, his companions are forced to leave. He has to decide, stay or go. Soon he will see the last of the sun, the point of no return - when the sea will freeze. And Gruhuken is not uninhabited. Something walks there in the dark.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753188095

Published:

01-03-2012

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Dear Mrs Bird

Author:

A.J. Pearce

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Emmeline Lake and her best friend Bunty are trying to stay cheerful despite the Luftwaffe making life thoroughly annoying for everyone. Emmy dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent, and when she spots a job advertisement in the newspaper, she seizes her chance - but after a rather unfortunate misunderstanding, she finds herself typing letters for the formidable Henrietta Bird, the renowned agony aunt of WOMAN'S FRIEND magazine. Mrs Bird is very clear: letters containing any form of Unpleasantness must go straight in the bin. But as Emmy reads the desperate pleas from women who may have Gone Too Far with the wrong man, or can't bear to let their children be evacuated, she decides the only thing for it is to secretly write back...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444839616

Published:

01-01-2019

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The Horseman

Author:

Tim Pears

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1911: In a forgotten valley on the Devon-Somerset border, the seasons unfold, marked only by the rituals of the farming calendar. Twelve-year-old Leopold Sercombe skips school to help his father, a carter. Skinny and pale, with eyes the colour of blackberries, Leo dreams of a job on the master's stud farm. As ploughs furrow the hard January fields, the master's daughter, young Miss Charlotte, shocks the estate's tenants by wielding a gun at the annual shoot. One day Leo is breaking a colt for his father when a boy in breeches and riding boots appears - and peering under the stranger's hat, Leo discovers Charlotte. So a friendship begins, bound by a deep love of horses, but divided by rigid social boundaries - boundaries that become increasingly difficult to navigate as the couple approach adolescence.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444833584

Published:

01-08-2017

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The Wanderers

Author:

Tim Pears

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1912: Aged thirteen and banished from the secluded farm of his childhood, Leo travels through Devon, grazing on berries and sleeping in copses. But a wanderer is never alone for long - and soon Leo is taken in by gypsies, with their waggons, horses and vivid attire. Yet he knows he cannot linger, and must forge on to Penzance... Lottie is at home. Life on her father's estate continues as usual, yet nothing is as it was. For her father is distracted by the promise of new love, and Lottie is increasingly absorbed in the natural world: the profusion of wild flowers in the meadow, the habits of predators, the mysteries of anatomy. And of course, Leo is absent. How will these two young people ever find one another again?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444839012

Published:

01-11-2018

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Dead To Me

Author:

Lesley Pearse

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Spring 1935. Two girls meet by chance on Hampstead Heath. To an outsider, they could not appear more different. Verity is well-mannered and smartly dressed, living with her parents in a beautiful house close to the heath. Ruby is dishevelled and grubby, used to a life of squalor where she is forced to steal to survive. Yet there's an instant affinity and when their fortunes are shockingly reversed, it is the strength of their friendship that keeps them together. Until the day Verity does the one thing that will break Ruby's heart. In a country torn apart by fighting, will they find a way back to each other?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750544542

Published:

01-09-2017

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Without A Trace

Author:

Lesley Pearse

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Coronation Day, 1953. In the Somerset village of Sawbridge, young shopkeeper Molly Heywood slips away from the celebrations to her friend's cottage and is shocked to find Cassie is dead and her six-year-old daughter Petal has vanished without a trace. Molly seeks help from George, the village policeman, but no one can find Petal. The only clue is a letter from London, where Cassie once lived. Molly resolves to look for the missing child in the Blitz-ruined East End. She finds friendship with strangers from Cassie's past, and with handsome Charley. But the closer Molly gets to the truth, the more perilous her journey becomes.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750542807

Published:

01-08-2016

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One Summer In Venice

Author:

Nicky Pellegrino

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When Addolorata Martinelli lands in Venice, alone in one of the world's most romantic cities, she sets herself a challenge. One list, ten secrets to happiness. The problem is, she knows her list should be full already. She has everything she thought she wanted - her own restaurant, a husband, a child - back home in London. But lately it's all been threatening to come apart at the seams. Now, with no one to accompany her, she hopes Venice will help her find the answers. Wandering through the tangled maze of streets and canals, Addolorata must work out what happened to the person she used to be. And with the help of food, music and some accidental new friends, she realises her list has more than a few surprises.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413421

Published:

01-04-2017

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One Summer In Venice

Author:

Nicky Pellegrino

Synopsis:

When Addolorata Martinelli lands in Venice, alone in one of the world's most romantic cities, she sets herself a challenge. One list, ten secrets to happiness. The problem is, she knows her list should be full already. She has everything she thought she wanted - her own restaurant, a husband, a child - back home in London. But lately it's all been threatening to come apart at the seams. Now, with no one to accompany her, she hopes Venice will help her find the answers. Wandering through the tangled maze of streets and canals, Addolorata must work out what happened to the person she used to be. And with the help of food, music and some accidental new friends, she realises her list has more than a few surprises.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413483

Published:

01-04-2018

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