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Dragon Land

Author:

Maureen Reynolds

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When six-year-old Lizzie Flint's father is killed in the trenches of the First World War, she knows life will never be the same again. Lizzie's mother becomes isolated and embittered, and Lizzie grows up taking care of her mother. After her mother passes away, Lizzie finally tastes freedom when she travels to Hong Kong to be a teacher. There she falls in love with Jonas O'Neill and they marry and move to Shanghai, where they have a son. But as the Japanese army advances towards China, the family finds itself separated by the turmoil of war. Can Lizzie win her own battles and reunite her family?

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750539500

Published:

01-10-2014

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Constable At The Fair

Author:

Nicholas Rhea

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As Constable Nick awaits news of his future, he reminisces about times gone by in Aidensfield and recalls the variety of fairs he has attended. The arrival of a noisy fun fair sparked off a hunt for a missing schoolgirl thought to have run off with a fairground worker: but her father had also vanished, and the discovery of a treasure trove and a long-dead body on the moors revived ancient memories of a mystery person going to Scarborough Fair. Dealing with these dilemmas, and more was all part of Constable Nick's duty as the village constable.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750535021

Published:

01-12-2011

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Constable Over The Hill

Author:

Nicholas Rhea

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Nick has much to consider, both private and professional. In addition to his personal concerns there are duties to complete as he struggles to balance his family's needs against the demands of the police service. Nick is challenged to solve a centuries-old Aidensfield murder mystery but is also expected to trace a coal thief before he burns the evidence. And what is Claude Jeremiah Greengrass up to with his beloved dog Alfred? As he struggles to finalise his ambitious plans, some surprising offers are made to Constable Nick as he prepares for the next stage of his career.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750535731

Published:

01-06-2012

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Alice And The Fly

Author:

James Rice

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MISS HAYES HAS A NEW THEORY. SHE THINKS MY CONDITION'S CAUSED BY SOME TRAUMATIC INCIDENT I KEEP DEEP-ROOTED IN MY MIND. THE TRUTH IS I CAN'T THINK OF ANY SINGLE TRAUMATIC CHILDHOOD INCIDENT TO TELL HER. IT'S THEM. I'M JUST SCARED OF THEM. IT'S THAT SIMPLE. Dubbed 'psycho' and tormented at school, Greg keeps his head down, takes his medication, and bares his soul only to his diary - addressing his words to Alice, a fellow pupil he watches from afar. Then things begin to spiral out of control. And all the while, he must keep up his guard against Them...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444834093

Published:

01-09-2017

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The Harem Midwife

Author:

Roberta Rich

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1579: Hannah Levi, a Venetian exile, has set up a new life for herself as the best midwife in all of Constantinople, tending to the thousand women of the Sultan's lively and infamous harem. One night, when Hannah is unexpectedly summoned to the palace, she's confronted with Leah, a poor Jewish peasant girl who has been abducted and sold into the harem. The Sultan wants her to produce his heir, but the girl just wants to return to her home and the only life she has ever known. Will Hannah risk her life and livelihood to protect her?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444824582

Published:

01-07-2015

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The Midwife Of Venice

Author:

Roberta Rich

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Hannah Levi is famed throughout Venice for her skills as a midwife, but as a Jew, the law forbids her from attending a Christian woman. However, when the Conte di Padovani appears at her door in the dead of night to demand her services, Hannah's compassion is sorely tested. And with a handsome reward for her services, she could ransom back her imprisoned husband. But if she fails in her endeavours to save mother and child, will she be able to save herself, let alone her husband?

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444812336

Published:

01-09-2012

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Secrets Of The Tides

Author:

Hannah Richell

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Every family has its secrets. Some are small, like telling a white lie or snooping through a private drawer. Others are more serious, like infidelity and betrayal. And some secrets are so terrible they must be hidden away in a deep, dark place, for if they ever came to light, they would surely tear a family apart... The Tides are a family full of secrets. Returning to Clifftops, the rambling family house high on the Dorset coastline, youngest daughter Dora hopes for a fresh start, for herself and the new life she carries. But can long-held secrets ever really be forgiven? And even if you can forgive, can you ever really learn to love again?

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444813753

Published:

01-01-2013

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The Lost Wife

Author:

Alyson Richman

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During the last moments of calm in pre-war Prague, Lenka, a young art student, falls in love with Josef. They marry - but soon, like so many others, they are torn apart by the currents of war. In America Josef becomes a successful obstetrician and raises a family, though he never forgets the wife he thinks died in the camps. But in the Nazi ghetto of Terezin - and later in Auschwitz - Lenka has survived, relying on her skills as an artist and the memories of a husband she believes she will never see again. But, decades later, an unexpected encounter in New York brings Lenka and Josef back together...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444815566

Published:

01-06-2013

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The Year Of Fog

Author:

Michelle Richmond

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On a beach in San Francisco, Abby Mason looks away from her six-year-old stepdaughter for a moment. By the time she looks back, Emma has disappeared... Devastated by guilt, Abby refuses to believe that Emma is dead. But as the days drag into weeks and the police lose interest, Emma's father wants to start moving on with his life. Unable to forgive Abby, he withdraws from their relationship. It is left to Abby to keep hoping and to follow the evidence no matter where it might lead...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444807264

Published:

01-07-2011

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Boudica And The Lost Roman

Author:

Mike Ripley

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Britain, AD 60: the wild west of the Roman Empire. Provoked, robbed and assaulted by a corrupt and rapacious Roman administration, one Celtic tribe, the Iceni, goes on the warpath, led by its recently widowed queen, Boudica. What begins as a revenge raid comes to threaten the entire province of Britannia and shakes the very foundations of the Roman Empire The story of the revolt of Boudica and the Iceni is told by two eyewitnesses. But which is the more truthful version?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781842628720

Published:

01-12-2011

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All Is Silence

Author:

Manuel Rivas/Jonathan Dunne

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Fins and Brinco are best friends, though both adore the wild and beautiful Leda. The three spend their days picking through the treasures that the sea washes onto the shore of Galicia. One day they come across a huge cache of whisky hidden under a sheet. A shot rings out and a man wearing an impeccable white suit enters the room. Fins, Brinco and Leda soon learn that the mouth is not for talking; it is for keeping quiet...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444820744

Published:

01-08-2014

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My Policeman

Author:

Bethan Roberts

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When Marion first lays eyes on Tom - her best friend's big brother, broad, blond, blue-eyed - she's smitten. And when he comes home from National Service to be a policeman, Marion, a newly qualified teacher, is determined to win him. But Patrick, a curator at the Brighton Museum, is also besotted with his policeman... Unable to acknowledge that something is amiss, and that there is another equally overpowering claim on Tom's affections, Marion plunges into marriage, sure that her love is enough for both of them... Through Marion's and Patrick's dual narratives, their painful, tragic story is revealed: a tale of wasted years, misguided love and thwarted hope, at a time when the country was on the verge of change and so much was still impossible.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444813050

Published:

01-11-2012

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