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The French Lesson

Author:

Hallie Rubenhold

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Henrietta Lightfoot, a young Englishwoman, trips on her silk gown as she runs for her life along the bloodstained streets of revolutionary Paris. She finds refuge in the opulent home of Grace Dalrymple Elliot, the city's most celebrated courtesan. But heads are rolling, neighbours fear neighbours, and masters whisper before servants. As the sound of the guillotine echoes outside, within the gilded salons of high society Henrietta becomes a pawn in a vicious power game. How will she survive in a world where no one can be trusted?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831443

Published:

01-02-2017

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Swamplandia!

Author:

Karen Russell

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The Bigtree alligator wrestling dynasty is in decline. And Swamplandia!, the family's island home and theme park, in the Florida Everglades, has sophisticated competition - The World of Darkness. Ava is a resourceful, but terrified twelve-year-old, who must manage seventy gators, and the vast landscape of her grief. Her mother, Swamplandia!'s star attraction, has just died; her sister is having an affair with a ghost called the Dredgeman; her Grandpa has been sent to an old folk's home; her brother has defected to The World of Darkness to keep the family afloat; and her father is AWOL. To save them, Ava must journey on her own to a perilous part of the swamp called the Underworld, a harrowing odyssey from which she emerges a true heroine.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444809800

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01-02-2012

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The Darker Side Of Love

Author:

Jessica Ruston

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Lies... We all tell them to protect loved ones, to conceal worries, to disguise failure...to mask betrayal, or deceit. But what happens when those lies start to catch up with us? It's the late 'noughties' and a group of friends all live exciting and successful lives. Each one is in an outwardly secure and loving relationship. Yet every one of this group is deceiving those closest to them...and they will learn that their secrets cannot stay hidden forever. Welcome to the darker side of love.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444813067

Published:

01-11-2012

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From A Low And Quiet Sea

Author:

Donal Ryan

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An educated man and a doctor, Farouk is a Syrian refugee, escaping his homeland under cover of night with his wife and daughter for what he hopes will be a brighter future in western Europe. A young man, Lampy, recovering from his first broken heart, lives with his mother and grandfather while working in a care home. John, an elderly accountant and lobbyist, is filled with remorse over a failed relationship with a much younger woman. The refugee. The dreamer. The penitent. From war-torn Syria to small-town Ireland, three men, scarred by all they have loved and lost, are searching for some version of home. Each is drawn towards a powerful reckoning - one that will bring them together in the most unexpected of ways.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444841565

Published:

01-07-2019

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The Spinning Heart

Author:

Donal Ryan

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In the aftermath of Ireland's financial collapse, dangerous tensions surface in an Irish town. The collapse of Pokey Burke's construction company and subsequent disappearance of its boss, leaving employees unpaid and a housing project half-finished, send ripples throughout the entire community. As violence flares, the locals - from Pokey's foreman Bobby, simmering as he waits for his father's death, to Realtin, grimly hanging on in one of the incomplete estate's two occupied houses - face a battle between public persona and inner desires. Through a chorus of unique voices, each struggling to tell their own kind of truth, a single authentic tale unfolds.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444820614

Published:

01-08-2014

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The Thing About December

Author:

Donal Ryan

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Johnsey is not quite like other people. He finds it hard to fit in, especially in a small Irish community. Regularly bullied, without friends, struggling to make sense of the world around him, he is particularly vulnerable when his parents die and he is left completely alone. He also owns land - land that has now become extremely valuable - and it seems that everyone around him wants to take advantage of his innocence and force him to sell. Village bullies and scheming land-grabbers stand in his way, no matter where he turns. Set over the course of one year of Johnsey's life, THE THING ABOUT DECEMBER is a heart-twisting tale of a lonely man trying to make his way in a world moving faster than he is.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444820973

Published:

01-09-2014

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Don't Be Afraid

Author:

Daniela Sacerdoti

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Haunted by the tragic death of her mother, Isabel Ramsay finally gives up one winter's day, unable to bear the pain of living any longer. Yet somehow she awakens, with the memory of a vision of a mysterious woman who has saved her. But alone in a locked house, surely that's impossible? With her family and friends worried out of their minds, Isabel's husband Angus finds a companion to watch over her while he's away from home. Warm, wise Clara can connect with Isabel in a way no one else can, helping her face up to her painful past, rediscover her passion for art, and become brave enough to live her life again. But there's a mystery surrounding Clara: who is she, and why does Isabel feel she's known her all her life?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831061

Published:

01-01-2017

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Take Me Home

Author:

Daniela Sacerdoti

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Inary Monteith's life is at a crossroads. After a stolen night with her close friend Alex, she's just broken his heart by telling him it was all a terrible mistake. Then she has to rush home from London to the Scottish Highlands when her little sister's illness suddenly worsens - and in returning she must confront the painful memories she has been trying so hard to escape. Back home, things become more complicated than she could ever have imagined. On top of that, she mysteriously loses her voice, but regains a strange gift from her childhood: a sixth sense that runs in her family. And when a voice from the past keeps repeating, 'Take me home', she discovers a mystery that she knows she must unlock to set herself free.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444823486

Published:

01-04-2015

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Watch Over Me

Author:

Daniela Sacerdoti

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Eilidh Lawson's life is in crisis. At the end of her tether after years of suffering failed fertility treatments, a cheating husband and an oppressive family, she runs away to where she can find solace - her childhood home in the Highlands. There she reconnects with her childhood friend Jamie McAnena, who is trying to raise his daughter Maisie alone. After Maisie's mother left to pursue a career in London and Jamie's own mother, Elizabeth, passed away, he has resigned himself to being a family of two. But sometimes there's more to a story than meets the eye. Despite their reluctance, curious circumstances keep bringing Jamie and Eilidh together. For even when it seems that all is lost, help can come from the most extraordinary places.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444813425

Published:

01-12-2012

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The Boat

Author:

Clara Salaman

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It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime... Johnny and his new bride Clem have arrived in Turkey for a year's honeymoon. Young, blissfully happy, but poor, they are surviving on love, luck and a spirit of adventure. So when a boat appears out of a raging storm, crewed by a bohemian couple who represent everything Johnny and Clem want to be, they do not think twice about stepping on board. But all is not as it seems. There is darkness just below the surface; and when they finally open their eyes to the truth, the boat is in the middle of the vast open sea...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444823493

Published:

01-04-2015

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The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance Of Atticus Craftsman

Author:

Mamen Sanchez

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Atticus Craftsman never travels without a supply of Earl Grey and a favourite book. So when he is sent to shut down a failing literary magazine in Madrid, he packs both. A short Spanish jaunt later, he'll be back in Kent, cup of tea and smoked salmon sandwich in hand. But the five ladies who run the magazine have other ideas. They'll do anything to keep their cosy office together - even if it involves hoodwinking Atticus with flashing eyes, the ghosts of literature past, and a winding journey into the heart of Andalucia. With not the most efficient of detectives in hot pursuit, it's only a matter of time before Atticus Craftsman either falls in love, disappears completely, or - worst of all - runs out of Earl Grey.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785411489

Published:

01-02-2016

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The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance Of Atticus Craftsman

Author:

Mamen Sanchez

Synopsis:

Atticus Craftsman never travels without a supply of Earl Grey and a favourite book. So when he is sent to shut down a failing literary magazine in Madrid, he packs both. A short Spanish jaunt later, he'll be back in Kent, cup of tea and smoked salmon sandwich in hand. But the five ladies who run the magazine have other ideas. They'll do anything to keep their cosy office together - even if it involves hoodwinking Atticus with flashing eyes, the ghosts of literature past, and a winding journey into the heart of Andalucia. With not the most efficient of detectives in hot pursuit, it's only a matter of time before Atticus Craftsman either falls in love, disappears completely, or - worst of all - runs out of Earl Grey.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785411540

Published:

01-02-2017

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