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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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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413483

Published:

01-04-2018

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Under Italian Skies

Author:

Nicky Pellegrino

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For twenty-five years, Stella has been the trusted assistant to a legendary fashion designer - but after her boss dies suddenly, she's left with nothing to do but clear the studio. Then one day she finds a house-swap website and sees a beautiful old villa in a southern Italian village. Could she really exchange her poky London flat for that? What was intended as just a break becomes much more, and Stella finds herself trying on a stranger's life. As the villa begins to get under her skin, she can't help but imagine the owner from the clues around her. She meets his friends, cooks the food he recommends, and follows suggestions to visit his favourite places. But can an idea of someone ever match up to the reality?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785414152

Published:

01-08-2017

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Under Italian Skies

Author:

Nicky Pellegrino

Synopsis:

For twenty-five years, Stella has been the trusted assistant to a legendary fashion designer - but after her boss dies suddenly, she's left with nothing to do but clear the studio. Then one day she finds a house-swap website and sees a beautiful old villa in a southern Italian village. Could she really exchange her poky London flat for that? What was intended as just a break becomes much more, and Stella finds herself trying on a stranger's life. As the villa begins to get under her skin, she can't help but imagine the owner from the clues around her. She meets his friends, cooks the food he recommends, and follows suggestions to visit his favourite places. But can an idea of someone ever match up to the reality?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785414213

Published:

01-08-2018

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The Lightkeeper's Daughters

Author:

Jean E. Pendziwol

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Elizabeth's eyes have failed. She can no longer read the books she loves or see the paintings that move her. But her mind remains sharp, and music fills the vacancy left by her blindness. When her father's journals are discovered on a shipwrecked boat, she enlists the help of a delinquent teen, Morgan, to read to her. As an unlikely friendship grows between them, Elizabeth is carried back to her childhood home - the lighthouse on Porphyry Island, Lake Superior - and to the memory of her enigmatic twin sister Emily. But for Elizabeth, the faded pages of her father's journals reveal more secrets than she anticipates...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444837773

Published:

01-08-2018

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Only We Know

Author:

Karen Perry

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In 1982, on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday beneath the stifling heat of the midday sun, three children start a game that ends in tragedy. Now, thirty years later, Nick, Luke and Katie are estranged, yet still bound together by the dark truth of what happened at the river that day. Except some secrets won't stay buried... And when Luke suddenly vanishes and the threatening messages begin, it seems that the strings of the past are tightening around them all. Because someone else knows what they did, and is intent on seeking justice - at any cost...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444828900

Published:

01-07-2016

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I Curse The River Of Time

Author:

Per Petterson

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It is 1989 and all over Europe Communism is crumbling. Arvid Jansen, thirty-seven, is in the throes of a divorce. At the same time, his mother is diagnosed with cancer. Over a few intense autumn days, we follow Arvid as he struggles to find a new footing in his life, while all the established patterns around him are changing at staggering speed. As he attempts to negotiate the present, he casts his mind back to holidays on the beach with his brothers, to courtship, and to his early working life, when as a young Communist he abandoned his studies to work on a production line.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444807189

Published:

01-06-2011

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Ashes In My Mouth, Sand In My Shoes

Author:

Per Petterson/Don Bartlett

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Arvid is six years old and lives on the outskirts of Oslo. His father works in a shoe factory; his Danish mother works as a cleaner. Arvid wets his bed at night and has nightmares about crocodiles, but begins to piece the world together. One day his father is collected in a black car; his grandfather has died, like the bullfinch. When Arvid sees a photo of his mother as a young woman, he understands how time passes; then cries and says he doesn't want to get old. And one morning the teacher tells the pupils to pray to God because a nuclear war is looming...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444824001

Published:

01-05-2015

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I Refuse

Author:

Per Petterson/Don Bartlett

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Norway, 1960s: Tommy's mother has gone. She walked out into the snow one night, leaving him and his sisters with their violent father. Without his best friend Jim, Tommy would be in trouble. But Jim has challenges of his own which will disrupt their precious friendship... Decades later, the two meet again by accident on a bridge - Jim is fishing, and Tommy is driving by in his expensive new Mercedes. The fateful day that ensues brings back a torrent of unsummoned memories that defined the adults they would eventually become, and reveals past misunderstandings. The idea of friends who act like family, and family who become foes - and the shifting currents between them - is the crux of this story of friendship, abuse, loss and forgiveness.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444838398

Published:

01-10-2018

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A Load Of Old Tripe

Author:

Gervase Phinn

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The Sunday Times best-selling author... For eleven-year-old James Joseph Johnson (Jimmy for short) life is not always straightforward. Born in 1946, Jimmy lives with his mum and dad in a terraced house in South Yorkshire, near the steel works. In the year leading up to their eleven-plus, Jimmy and his friends Ignatius Plunkett and Micky get into a few scrapes - but will they come out on top? Will the truth about the trip to buy dad's tripe ever be found out? What really happens to his mum's coffee and walnut cake? And will Jimmy survive a week looking after Butch, the temperamental, barrel-bodied bull terrier?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781842628089

Published:

01-01-2011

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£9.19

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Yanto's Summer

Author:

Ray Pickernell

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Post-war Gloucestershire: Yanto Gates, invalided out of the Army towards the end of the war, enjoys civilian life in the small village of Purton East, but he misses the thrill and risk of combat. He's had to readjust to a sedate life of dock work, fishing, and "going steady" - but things don't stay that way for long, especially not when an old flame of his returns to a nearby town. There are dark secrets and old feuds at play in this sleepiest of villages...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412356

Published:

01-07-2016

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Yanto's Summer

Author:

Ray Pickernell

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Post-war Gloucestershire: Yanto Gates, invalided out of the Army towards the end of the war, enjoys civilian life in the small village of Purton East, but he misses the thrill and risk of combat. He's had to readjust to a sedate life of dock work, fishing, and "going steady" - but things don't stay that way for long, especially not when an old flame of his returns to a nearby town. There are dark secrets and old feuds at play in this sleepiest of villages...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412417

Published:

01-07-2017

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House Rules

Author:

Jodi Picoult

Synopsis:

Jacob Hunt is a teenage boy with Asperger's Syndrome. He's hopeless at reading social cues and like many kids with AS, Jacob has a special focus on one subject - in his case, forensic analysis. He's always showing up at crime scenes and telling the cops what to do...and he's usually right. But then a murder causes the police to come to Jacob with questions. All of the hallmark behaviours of Asperger's - not looking someone in the eye, tics and twitches - can look a lot like guilt. Suddenly, Jacob and his family feel the spotlight shining on them. For his mother, Emma, it's a brutal reminder of the intolerance and misunderstanding that always threaten her family. But the question looms: Did Jacob commit murder?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753186695

Published:

01-08-2011

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