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The Revenant

Author:

Michael Punke

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1823: Hugh Glass is among the Rocky Mountain Fur Company's finest men, an experienced frontiersman and expert tracker. When a scouting mission puts him face to face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. The company's captain dispatches two of his men to stay behind and tend to Glass before he dies, and to give him the respect of a proper burial. But instead the men abandon him, taking his only means of protecting himself, including his precious gun and hatchet. With grit and determination, Glass begins to crawl inch by inch across more than three thousand miles of uncharted American frontier, negotiating predators both human and inhuman, the threat of starvation, and the agony of his horrific wounds ...driven to survive by one desire: revenge.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785412424

Published:

01-07-2017

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The Daughter Of The Commandant

Author:

Alexander Pushkin/Milne Home

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The only child of a retired army officer, Pyotr Andreyich Grinyov is already enrolled in the Semenofsky regiment, due to assume his position as sergeant of the Guard once his education has finished. By the age of seventeen, he is keen to take up the mantle of military service, anticipating the liberties and pleasures of duty in Petersburg. But his father has other ideas: his son will be no preening idler of a Guard, but an active soldier. Indignant and resentful, Pyotr is assigned to garrison duty at the remote Fort Belogorsk. And there he meets Marya, the Commandant's daughter...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444835151

Published:

01-12-2017

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Music Love Drugs War

Author:

Geraldine Quigley

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The end of the school year is approaching, and siblings Paddy and Liz McLaughlin, Christy Meehan, Kevin Thompson and their friends will soon have to decide what they're going to do with the rest of their lives. But it's hard to focus when there's the allure of their favourite hangout, the dingy 'Cave', where they go to drink and flirt and smoke. Through a fog of marijuana, beer and budding romance, the future is distant and unreal. But this is Derry in 1981, and they can't ignore the turmoil of the outside world. When a friend is killed, Christy and Paddy, stunned out of their stupor, take matters into their own hands. Some choices are irreversible - and choosing to fight will take hold of their lives in ways they never imagined...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444841558

Published:

01-07-2019

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Miller's Valley

Author:

Anna Quindlen

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For generations, the Millers have lived in Miller's Valley, a small American town on the verge of enormous change. Mimi Miller describes her life, from the 1960s to the present, with intimacy and honesty, as though revealing it to the best friend she never had. As Mimi eavesdrops on her parents and quietly observes the people around her, she discovers more and more about the toxicity of family secrets, the dangers of gossip, the flaws of marriage, the inequalities of friendship, the risks of passion, loyalty and love. Home, as Mimi begins to realize, can be a place where it's just as easy to feel lost as it is to feel contented...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444833256

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01-07-2017

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Curtain Call

Author:

Anthony Quinn

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On a sultry afternoon in 1936, a woman accidentally interrupts an attempted murder in a London hotel room. Nina Land, a West End actress, faces a dilemma: she's not supposed to be at the hotel in the first place, and certainly not with a married man. But once it becomes apparent that she may have seen the face of the man the newspapers have dubbed "the Tiepin Killer", she realises that another woman's life could be at stake... Tom, long-suffering secretary to an ageing theatre critic, has a secret of his own to protect. His chance encounter with a lost young woman who is haunted by premonitions of catastrophe closes the circle: it was she who narrowly escaped the killer's stranglehold that afternoon, and now walks the streets in terror of his finding her again...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785414121

Published:

01-08-2017

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Curtain Call

Author:

Anthony Quinn

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On a sultry afternoon in 1936, a woman accidentally interrupts an attempted murder in a London hotel room. Nina Land, a West End actress, faces a dilemma: she's not supposed to be at the hotel in the first place, and certainly not with a married man. But once it becomes apparent that she may have seen the face of the man the newspapers have dubbed "the Tiepin Killer", she realises that another woman's life could be at stake... Tom, long-suffering secretary to an ageing theatre critic, has a secret of his own to protect. His chance encounter with a lost young woman who is haunted by premonitions of catastrophe closes the circle: it was she who narrowly escaped the killer's stranglehold that afternoon, and now walks the streets in terror of his finding her again...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785414183

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01-08-2018

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Half Of The Human Race

Author:

Anthony Quinn

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London. In the sweltering hot summer of 1911, the streets ring to the cheers for a new king's coronation, and to the cries of suffragist women marching for the vote. One of them is twenty-one-year-old Connie Callaway, daughter of a middle-class family. Forced to abandon her dream of a career, Connie is faced with another hard choice - to maintain lawful protest against an intransigent government or to join the glass-breaking militants in 'the greatest cause the world has ever known'. Also watching is Will Maitland, privileged, dashing and rising star of county cricket. Their lives are destined to become inextricably entangled in the years to come.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444809466

Published:

01-01-2012

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The Streets

Author:

Anthony Quinn

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London, 1882. David Wildeblood arrives from Norfolk to work for journalist Henry Marchmont, who wants him to record the standard of living in the Somers Town slum, in order to show the stark realities of London poverty. As David learns the slang of the hawkers, scavengers and mobsmen, he is exposed to the everyday squalor and destitution. A dinner at his godfather's Kensington home introduces him to a cabal of prominent citizens plotting a radical solution to the problem of London's poor. When David realises that a conspiracy is afoot, he finds his life in danger...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753192542

Published:

01-04-2014

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The Streets

Author:

Anthony Quinn

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London, 1882. David Wildeblood arrives from Norfolk to work for journalist Henry Marchmont, who wants him to record the standard of living in the Somers Town slum, in order to show the stark realities of London poverty. As David learns the slang of the hawkers, scavengers and mobsmen, he is exposed to the everyday squalor and destitution. A dinner at his godfather's Kensington home introduces him to a cabal of prominent citizens plotting a radical solution to the problem of London's poor. When David realises that a conspiracy is afoot, he finds his life in danger...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753192559

Published:

01-04-2015

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The Rise And Fall Of Great Powers

Author:

Tom Rachman

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Tooly Zylberberg, owner of a bookshop in the Welsh countryside, spends most of her time reading. Yet there's one tale that never made sense: her own life. In childhood she was spirited away from home, then raised in Asia, Europe and the United States. But who were the people who brought her up? And what happened to them? There was Humphrey, a curmudgeon from Russia; there was the charming but tempestuous Sarah, who hailed from Kenya; and there was Venn, the charismatic leader who transformed Tooly forever - until, quite suddenly, he vanished. Years later, as the old mysteries resurface, Tooly embarks upon a journey that spans continents and decades: from Wales to Bangkok to New York to Italy, and from the end of the Cold War to the digital revolution of today.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444826036

Published:

01-11-2015

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A Curse On Dostoevsky

Author:

Atiq Rahimi

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Rassoul's world consists of little more than a squalid rented room - strewn with books by Dostoevsky, relics from his days as a student of Russian Literature at Leningrad - and his beloved fiancee Sophie. So when he finds himself committing a murder, axe in hand, as if re-enacting the opening of Dostoevsky's CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, his identification with the novel's anti-hero is complete: Rassoul is Raskolnikov, transplanted to late twentieth-century Kabul. Amid the war-torn streets, as Rassoul searches for the meaning of his crime, he is pulled into a feverish plot thick with murder, guilt, morality and Sharia law - where the line between dreams and reality becomes dangerously blurred...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444821475

Published:

01-10-2014

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The Cove

Author:

Ron Rash

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In the shadow of a deep cove, Laurel Shelton and her brother Hank have built a home. The locals whisper about the cove being cursed - good fortune rarely seems to reach their little cabin in the woods. But when a stranger turns up, hiding among the trees, the course of their lives seems altered. The mysterious Walter begins helping Hank on the farm and brings Laurel the only real comfort she's ever known. Finally the dark cloud hanging over the cove lifts, but then a secret is uncovered which threatens to shatter their newly found happiness. As their neighbours begin to stoke a fire of rage against the cove and its inhabitants, Laurel, Hank and Walter come to understand the profound danger they are in...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444815207

Published:

01-05-2013

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