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Elizabeth And Her German Garden

Author:

Elizabeth von Arnim

Synopsis:

After five years of marriage spent dwelling in a town flat, Elizabeth, made miserable by her urban surroundings, journeys to her husband's country estate in Germany, an ancient former convent surrounded by cornfields and meadows. Instantly captivated by the vast, sprawling wilderness of its garden, Elizabeth makes it her kingdom - and her escape from the humdrum of domesticity and wifehood.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444827262

Published:

01-02-2016

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The Solitary Summer

Author:

Elizabeth von Arnim

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Since Elizabeth first discovered her German garden, she has invested all her energies in creating a paradise of it. When she declares her intention to be left unvisited and undisturbed for the duration of the entire summer, her husband, the Man of Wrath, indulgently acquiesces, convinced his wife will regret her rash decision when she finds her days steeped in dullness. Elizabeth unrepentantly and joyfully immerses herself in horticulture, nature and literature. Yet the months are not as solitary as she'd planned - there is the Man of Wrath to pacify; the April, May, and June babies to amuse; and the people of the village to contend with...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444827620

Published:

01-03-2016

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Vera

Author:

Elizabeth von Arnim

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One sunny day, at noon, twenty-two-year-old Lucy Entwhistle stands leaning on a cottage garden gate, staring out at the sea. Her beloved father has died but three hours ago, and she is dazed with grief. Then middle-aged Everard Wemyss passes by, in a state of miserable distraction. Recently bereaved himself, he is drawn to Lucy by their mutual pain. Each seeking sanctuary in the other, the two are soon married. But one thing casts a shadow across their union: Vera, Everard's first wife, who died in a violent accident - in which Everard is suspected of being involved...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444835199

Published:

01-12-2017

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The Love Affairs Of Nathaniel P.

Author:

Adelle Waldman

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Nathaniel Piven is a rising star in Brooklyn's literary scene. After an early life as a class-A nerd and several lean, striving years, he now (to his surprise) has a lucrative book deal, his pick of plum magazine assignments, and the attentions of many desirable women: Juliet, the hotshot business journalist; Elisa, Nate's gorgeous ex-girlfriend, now friend; Hannah, lively, fun and 'almost universally regarded as nice and smart, or smart and nice'. Within this twenty-first century literary conclave, wit and conversation are not all dead. But is romance?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444819335

Published:

01-04-2014

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Smoke Over Malibu

Author:

Tim Walker

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The Hon. Lucius Kluge - honourable, lucky, clever - might be the only guy in Los Angeles who's still living in the past. Lucky pines for the old days of the New Hollywood, before STAR WARS and superheroes blew up the movies for good. He spends his days working for an antiques business, and his nights boozing and brooding on his former life as an almost-successful screenwriter. When his ex-best friend goes AWOL and his elderly boss is assaulted during the theft of a vintage cookie jar, Lucky and his partner Raul are spurred reluctantly into something like action - walking the not-so-mean streets of the city and confronting ghosts of the past to get to the bottom of the mysteries...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444835410

Published:

01-01-2018

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The Trouble With Keeping Mum

Author:

Rosie Wallace

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Annie Cochrane has it all up in the air: a demanding job in the Scottish Government, a teenage son with problems at school, and a mother whose behaviour is getting increasingly erratic. There just aren't enough hours in the day, especially when there are two men on her mind and a devious First Minister plotting to end her career. With the tabloid press in pursuit, and life-changing decisions to be made, how will Annie avoid dropping everything?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750537445

Published:

01-06-2013

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The Sacred River

Author:

Wendy Wallace

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At just twenty-three years of age, Harriet Heron is an invalid, longing to escape the fog of Victorian London for a place where she can breathe. Together with her devoted mother, Louisa; her god-fearing aunt, Yael; and a book of her own spells inspired by the Egyptian BOOK OF THE DEAD, Harriet travels to a land where the air is tinged with rose and gold, and for the first time begins to experience what it is to live. But Louisa's long-buried past returns, in the form of someone determined to destroy her by preying upon her daughter. And as Harriet journeys towards a destiny no one could have foreseen, Yael is caught up in an Egypt on the brink of revolt, and Louisa must confront the spectres of her own youth...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444820638

Published:

01-08-2014

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The Silver Star

Author:

Jeannette Walls

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1970: 'Bean' Holladay is twelve and her sister Liz is fifteen when their artistic mother, Charlotte, takes off to find herself, leaving the girls enough money to last a month or two. When Bean returns from school one day and sees a police car outside the house, she and Liz decide to take the bus to Virginia, where their widowed Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying mansion that has been in Charlotte's family for generations. Because money is tight, Liz and Bean start working for local bully Jerry Maddox, foreman of the mill town. And then something happens to Liz in the car with Maddox, and it's up to Bean to help her challenge the injustice of the adult world...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444819557

Published:

01-05-2014

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The Pimlico Kid

Author:

Barry Walsh

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It's 1963. Billy Driscoll and his best mate, Peter 'Rooksy' Rooker, have the run of their street. Whether it's ogling sexy mum, Madge, as she pegs out her washing, or avoiding the local bully, Griggsy, the estates of Pimlico have plenty to fire their fertile imaginations. After years of being the puny one, Billy is finally filling out. He is also taking more than a passing interest in Sarah Richards, his pretty neighbour. But Billy isn't her only admirer - local heartthrob Kenneth 'Kirk' Douglas, likes her too - and something drastic must be done if Billy is to get his girl.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750539029

Published:

01-06-2014

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The Man Who Didn't Call

Author:

Rosie Walsh

Synopsis:

Imagine you meet a man, spend seven glorious days together, and fall in love. And it's mutual: you've never been so certain of anything. So when he leaves for a long-booked holiday and promises to call from the airport, you have no cause to doubt him. But he DOESN'T call. Your friends tell you to forget him. However, you know they're wrong: something MUST have happened; there MUST be a reason for his silence. What do you do when you finally discover you're right? That there IS a reason - and that reason is the one thing you didn't share with each other: the truth.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444839630

Published:

01-01-2019

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A Life Between Us

Author:

Louise Walters

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Tina Thornton's twin sister Meg died in a childhood accident, but for almost forty years Tina has secretly blamed herself for her sister's death. During a visit to her ageing Uncle Edward and his sister Lucia, who both harbour dark secrets of their own, Tina makes a discovery that forces her to finally question her memories of the day her sister died. Who, if anyone, did kill Meg? As Tina finds the courage to face the past, she unravels the tangled family mysteries of her estranged parents; her beautiful French Aunt Simone; the fading, compassionate Uncle Edward; and above all, the cold, bitter Aunt Lucia, whose spectral presence casts a long shadow over everyone.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444836134

Published:

01-03-2018

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The Road To California

Author:

Louise Walters

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Proud single parent Joanna is accustomed to receiving phone calls from her fourteen-year-old son Ryan's school telling her that he's in trouble. When he hits a girl and is excluded, Joanna knows she must take drastic action to help him. Ryan's dad Lex left home when Ryan was two years old. Ryan doesn't remember him - but more than anything, he wants a dad in his life. Isolated, a loner, and angry, he finds solace in books and wildlife. Joanna, against all her instincts, invites Lex to return and help their son. But Lex is a drifter who runs from commitment, and both Joanna and Ryan find their mutual trust and love is put to the test when Lex vows to be part of the family again.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444839647

Published:

01-01-2019

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