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This Much Is True

Author:

Jane Sanderson

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After decades in a deeply unhappy marriage, Annie Doyle can barely bring herself to care that her husband Vince is finally about to die. But as the family gathers to see out his final days, Vince utters a single word that will change everyone's lives completely: 'Martha'. Who is Martha? And why is Annie so quick to dismiss the mention of her name? As Annie's long-held secrets start to emerge, the lives of everyone she holds dear will be changed forever.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444835045

Published:

01-12-2017

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The Other Me

Author:

Saskia Sarginson

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London, 1986: Klaudia is about to start high school. She's embarrassed by her German father, unsure of what he may or may not have done during the war... Nine years later, Klaudia has given herself a new identity, having run away from her old life and a terrible secret buried at the heart of her family. Now living in Leeds, she is Eliza, a young woman in love - with her life as a dance student, and with her boyfriend Cosmo. But when her mother dies and she is called home, she can no longer deny her roots, even if it will cost her everything. The past has a way of staying with you, and Eliza knows she must face it head-on if she is to ever be truly happy...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444832167

Published:

01-04-2017

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The Stranger

Author:

Saskia Sarginson

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We all have our secrets. Eleanor Rathmell has kept one her whole life. But when her husband dies and a stranger arrives at her door, her safe life in the idyllic English village she's chosen as her home begins to topple. Everyone is suspicious of this stranger - except for Eleanor; and her trust in him will put her life in danger. Nothing is as it seems - not her dead husband, the man who claims to love her, or the inscrutable outsider to whom she's opened her home and her heart...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444833591

Published:

01-08-2017

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The Twins

Author:

Saskia Sarginson

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Isolte and Viola are twins. Inseparable as children, they've grown into very different adults. Isolte is a successful features writer for a fashion magazine with a photographer boyfriend and a flat in London, while Viola is desperately unhappy and struggling with a lifelong eating disorder. What happened all those years ago to set the twins on such different paths to adulthood? As both women start to unravel the escalating tragedies of a half-remembered summer, terrifying secrets from the past come rushing back - and threaten to overwhelm their adult lives...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444821727

Published:

01-11-2014

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Without You

Author:

Saskia Sarginson

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Suffolk, 1984: When seventeen-year-old Eva goes missing at sea, everyone presumes that she has drowned. Her parents' relationship is falling apart, undermined by guilt and grief. But her younger sister, Faith, refuses to consider a life without Eva; she's determined to find her sister and bring her home alive. Close to the shore looms the shape of an island - out of bounds, mysterious and dotted with windowless concrete huts. What nobody knows is that inside one of the huts Eva is being held captive. That she is fighting to survive - and return home.

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444826388

Published:

01-12-2015

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Flesh And Bone And Water

Author:

Luiza Sauma

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Brazilian-born doctor Andre Cabral is living in London when one day he receives a letter from his home country: a letter he keeps in his pocket for weeks. The missive prompts him to remember the days of his youth: afternoons on the beach with his teenage friends; parties in elegant apartments; his job at his father's plastic surgery practice - and, above all, his secret infatuation with a maid, the intoxicating Luana...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444835168

Published:

01-12-2017

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Wild Young Bohemians

Author:

Kate Saunders

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Melissa Lamb and her cousin Ernestine are at the centre of the Wild Young Bohemians, an exclusive dining club at Oxford for the beautiful and ambitious. Melissa is in the grip of an obsession. Ernestine however, mild and practical, does not see through Melissa's ruthless determination to restore her derelict family mansion - a gothic legacy of lust, greed and death, with a spectacular secret that has slept for a hundred years. Melissa will let nothing stand in her way - until a vengeful stranger enters their magic circle. But he is only a catalyst: the seed of evil is already sown.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753190128

Published:

01-06-2012

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Wild Young Bohemians

Author:

Kate Saunders

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Melissa Lamb and her cousin Ernestine are at the centre of the Wild Young Bohemians, an exclusive dining club at Oxford for the beautiful and ambitious. Melissa is in the grip of an obsession. Ernestine however, mild and practical, does not see through Melissa's ruthless determination to restore her derelict family mansion - a gothic legacy of lust, greed and death, with a spectacular secret that has slept for a hundred years. Melissa will let nothing stand in her way - until a vengeful stranger enters their magic circle. But he is only a catalyst: the seed of evil is already sown.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753190135

Published:

01-06-2013

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The Woman On The Stairs

Author:

Bernhard Schlink

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On business in Australia, a widowed German lawyer visits an art gallery. There, he encounters a painting entitled WOMAN ON STAIRCASE. He knows this work - and its subject: Irene Gundlach, the woman for whom he once risked everything... As a young man, the lawyer became entangled in the affairs of three people mired in a complex and destructive relationship: the woman, her husband, and the artist who depicted her. Now, remembering those long-ago events, he sets out to track down the painting's owner - and the woman on the staircase herself...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444834819

Published:

01-11-2017

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This Beautiful Life

Author:

Helen Schulman

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The Bergamots' move up to the city goes well. Richard gets consumed by his new job and Liz, having given up her career, plays mother to six-year-old Coco and fifteen-year-old Jake. But when Jake, unthinkingly, forwards a sexually explicit email attachment sent to him by a young girl, the Bergamots' comfortable middle-class existence is over. Within hours, the video clip is all over Jake's school, the city - and the internet. Facing impossible choices, what Richard and Liz do next risks destroying everything: their marriage, their daughter, their place in the community and Jake - the child they have set out to protect.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444812848

Published:

01-10-2012

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The Good Liar

Author:

Nicholas Searle

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Roy is a con man living in a leafy English suburb, about to pull off the final coup of his career. He is going to meet and woo a beautiful woman. He will swiftly move in with her, and together they will live the seemingly calm life of a retired couple - evenings in front of the television, a little holiday in Berlin. Then he will slip away with her life savings. But who is the man behind the con? What has he had to do to survive this life of lies? And why is this beautiful woman so willing to be his next victim?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831078

Published:

01-01-2017

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The Beautiful Truth

Author:

Belinda Seaward

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Catherine knew little of her father, a Polish exile. He had disappeared when she was twelve, leaving her a pair of binoculars and a lifelong love of the stars. Now in her forties, she lives an academic life in Cambridge with a brilliant yet troubled mathematician. Ordinary life is interrupted the day Catherine is contacted by an American film-maker who is in Krakow to research the wartime experiences of his Polish aunt. What Konrad has uncovered will send Catherine on a voyage of discovery not only into Poland's past, but also into her own history and her own heart. And what she uncovers there will change her life in ways she could not possibly have imagined.

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444816297

Published:

01-08-2013

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