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Churchyard And Hawke

Author:

E.V. Thompson

Synopsis:

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

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444821345

Published:

01-10-2014

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Dear Fang, With Love

Author:

Rufi Thorpe

Synopsis:

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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Dear Fang, With Love

Author:

Rufi Thorpe

Synopsis:

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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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413612

Published:

01-05-2018

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A War Of Flowers

Author:

Jane Thynne

Synopsis:

British actress, Clara Vine, is in Paris to film her latest movie, having left Berlin under a cloud. Joseph Goebbels has become increasingly suspicious that Clara has been mingling in Berlin society and passing snippets of information to her contacts in the British Embassy. It would have been absurd, if it hadn't also been true... With war becoming increasingly likely, Clara is approached by an undercover British operative, Guy Hamilton, who asks her to perform a task for her country: to befriend Eva Braun, Hitler's girlfriend, and to pass on any information she can gather. Clara knows to undertake this task is to put herself back in danger.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750542128

Published:

01-03-2016

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Faith And Beauty

Author:

Jane Thynne

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Berlin, on the eve of war...As soldiers muster on the streets, Lotti Franke, a young woman from the Faith and Beauty Society - the elite finishing school for Nazi girls - is found in a shallow grave. Anglo-German actress and spy, Clara Vine is recalled to London to probe reports that the Nazis and the Soviet Union are planning to make a pact. Then Clara hears of Lotti's death, and is determined to discover what happened to her. But what she uncovers is something of infinite value to the Nazi regime - the object that led to Lotti's murder - and now she herself is in danger.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750543330

Published:

01-01-2017

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The Winter Garden

Author:

Jane Thynne

Synopsis:

Clara Vine is an actress at the famous Ufa studios by day and an undercover British Intelligence agent by night. When a young girl is found brutally murdered in the gardens of Berlin's notorious bride school, where young women are schooled in the art of being an SS officer's wife, Clara soon discovers that the murder is linked to a far more ominous secret. With the newly abdicated Edward VIII set to arrive in Berlin, and the Mitford sisters dazzling on the social scene, Clara must work in the darkness to find the truth. It is a dangerous path she treads, and it will take everything she has to survive...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750542111

Published:

01-12-2015

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The Widow's Confession

Author:

Sophia Tobin

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Broadstairs, Kent, 1851: Delphine and her cousin Julia have a secret, one they have been running from for years. The clean air and quiet outlook of the sea-bathing resort of Broadstairs appeal to them, and it seems this is a place they can hide from the darkness for just a little longer. Even so, they find themselves increasingly involved in the intrigues and relationships of other visitors to the town. But this is a place with its own secrets and a dark past - and when the body of a young girl is found washed up on the beach, a mysterious message scrawled on the sand beside her, the past returns to haunt Broadstairs. As the incomers are drawn into the mystery and each other's lives, they realise they cannot escape what happened here years before...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444828214

Published:

01-05-2016

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The Death Of An Owl

Author:

Paul Torday/Piers Torday

Synopsis:

Andrew Landford is driving home one night along a dark country lane, when a barn owl flies into his windscreen. It is an accident, nothing more. However, Andrew is in line to be the next prime minister - and he has recently been appointed to a parliamentary committee concerned with the Wildlife and Countryside Act. Barn owls are a protected species, and it is a crime to kill one. With Andrew in the car is his old Oxford friend and political adviser, Charles Fryerne, who has spent many years quietly building up a successful career and is masterminding Andrew's rise to power. The death of the owl threatens to destroy everything both men have worked for. Should they come clean, or hide the story and hope it goes away?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831795

Published:

01-03-2017

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The Gustav Sonata

Author:

Rose Tremain

Synopsis:

Gustav Perle grows up in a small town in 'neutral' Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem a distant echo. But Gustav's childhood is spent in lonely isolation, his widowed mother strangely indifferent to him. As time goes on, an intense friendship with a boy his own age, Anton Zwiebel, begins to define his life. Jewish and mercurial, a talented pianist tortured by nerves when he has to play in public, Anton fails to understand how deeply and irrevocably his life and Gustav's are entwined. Ultimately, Gustav must discover what it does to a person, or a country, to pursue an eternal quest for neutrality, and self-mastery, while all life's hopes and passions continually press upon the borders and beat upon the gate...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831450

Published:

01-02-2017

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The Forgotten Seamstress

Author:

Liz Trenow

Synopsis:

When Caroline Meadows discovers a beautiful quilt in her mother's attic, she sets out on a journey to discover who made it, and the meaning of the mysterious message embroidered into its lining. Many years earlier, just before the First World War casts its shadow, Maria, a talented seamstress from the East End of London, is employed to work for the Royal Family. Young and attractive, she soon catches the eye of the Prince of Wales and becomes captivated by the glamour and intrigue of palace life. But careless talk causes trouble, and soon Maria's life takes a far darker turn... Can Caroline piece together the secret history and reveal the truth behind what happened to Maria?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444823523

Published:

01-04-2015

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The Poppy Factory

Author:

Liz Trenow

Synopsis:

Rose is looking forward to welcoming home her loving husband, Alfie, at the end of the First World War. Traumatised by his experiences on the battlefield, however, Alfie is a shadow of his former self. Pushed away by him, Rose's head is soon turned by another man, and she struggles with temptation... Many years later, Jess returns from her final tour of Afghanistan. Haunted by nightmares from her time at the front, her longed-for homecoming is a disaster, and she wonders if her life will ever be the same again. Will she find comfort in her great-grandmother Rose's diaries? For Jess and Rose, the realities of war have terrible consequences. Can The Poppy Factory, set up to help injured soldiers, rescue them both from the heartache of war?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829655

Published:

01-09-2016

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An Unsuitable Match

Author:

Joanna Trollope

Synopsis:

Rose Woodrowe has just got engaged to Tyler Masson - a wonderful, sensitive man who is head over heels in love with her. But their five grown-up children have strong opinions on the matter. Rose's daughter, Laura, remembers her parents' painful divorce and doesn't want to see her mother hurt again. The twins, Emmy and Nat, simply don't trust the man their mother has fallen for. Then there's Tyler's children: Seth, too busy with his San Francisco sourdough bakery to get to know his father's new partner; and Mallory, the aspiring actress, who is still wrestling with the issues of her own childhood. Who to listen to? Rose and Tyler are determined to get it right this time. But in trying to make everyone happy, can they ever be happy themselves?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444839340

Published:

01-12-2018

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