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Lucia In London

Author:

E.F. Benson

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Lucia Lucas revels in her position of Queen of Riseholme. However, when her husband Pepino's cantankerous elderly Auntie Amy finally shuffles off this mortal coil, the couple comes into a substantial inheritance - including a London house. Delighted at the prospect of a City second home, Lucia proceeds to establish a luxurious retreat there, and is soon ingratiating herself into London society. But Riseholme does not take kindly to being snubbed, and soon Lucia is fighting on two fronts - clawing her way up through the social ranks in Town, and maintaining her sovereignty back in the village...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831887

Published:

01-03-2017

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Lucia's Progress

Author:

E.F. Benson

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With Lucia's fiftieth birthday looming, she takes stock of her life's achievements - and finds them lacking. Determined to take up a new pursuit, she dismisses flying across the Atlantic, writing a genius novel, or swimming the Channel. Then, not only does her eye alight on the obituary of a spinster who made a fortune on the Stock Exchange, but the notion of standing for the Town Council occurs to her... As Lucia gambles with shares and dives into the world of electioneering, her rival Miss Mapp - now Mrs Mapp-Flint, having finally ensnared her Major - remains dedicated to thwarting her ambitions...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444833324

Published:

01-07-2017

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Mapp And Lucia

Author:

E.F. Benson

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Widowed for almost a year, Lucia has been in the deepest mourning for her much-loved husband Pepino. Heartfelt though her grief is, she has been craving to immerse herself once more in the day-to-day life of Riseholme. However, during her withdrawal from society, she has been edged off her pedestal - and discovers, to her horror, that Daisy Quantock is to take over her role of Queen Elizabeth at the village fete! Fuming, Lucia - accompanied by her faithful Georgie - decamps to the village of Tilling instead. But there she will cross swords with a formidable opponent - Miss Mapp of Mallards...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444832969

Published:

01-06-2017

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Miss Mapp

Author:

E.F. Benson

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1920s: In the coastal English village of Tilling, Miss Elizabeth Mapp sits like a watchful bird of prey at the bow window of her garden-room: perfectly situated to give an uninterrupted view of the main street. For her main occupation is observing and guiding the local inhabitants - from Irene Coles, the town bohemian who strides about the place in gentleman's clothing; to Isabel Poppit, who dares to infringe upon Miss Mapp's own patented recipe for iced red-currant fool - besides attempting to coaxing Major Benjamin Flint into the snare of matrimony...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831528

Published:

01-02-2017

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Queen Lucia

Author:

E.F. Benson

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1920s England: Emmeline Lucas - Lucia to her friends - reigns supreme as the social queen of the village of Riseholme. With her large-hearted husband Peppino, and her devoted companion Georgie (who dedicates his hours to needlework, water-colours, and piano duets with Lucia) by her side, her rule is a blissful one. But change is afoot: enter Olga Bracely, the famous opera prima-donna all the way from London, newly married and come to stay in Riseholme. Will this new celebrity topple the rightful sovereign? And what on earth is going on between Georgie and Olga - could he possibly be falling in love with a WOMAN?

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831177

Published:

01-01-2017

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Trouble For Lucia

Author:

E.F. Benson

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Now Mayor of Tilling - and married to Georgie Pillson - Lucia is charged with selecting a woman to be her Mayoress. In the name of holding one's friends close and one's enemies even closer, she opts for her rival Elizabeth Mapp-Flint, hoping to keep her muzzled by gratitude. Meanwhile, she is kept busy with local politics, swooping through the village on her bicycle (whilst repeatedly failing to engage the brakes), and attending a seance where the spirit of Blue Birdie - a budgerigar who met an untimely and undignified demise after being accidentally sat upon and squashed flat - makes an appearance...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444833690

Published:

01-08-2017

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Two Cows And A Vanful Of Smoke

Author:

Peter Benson

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When young Elliot gets a labourer's job at Mr Evans's after being sacked from a pig farm for liberating six of its sows, he thinks he'll have even more opportunities to lean on gates or stare at fields. But his best mate Spike keeps getting him into trouble, first by showing him what's being grown in a tucked-away polytunnel, and then turning up at his caravan's door having stolen an entire cargo of weed. As Elliot tries to help his friend get rid of the hot merchandise, they find themselves at the receiving end of a cruel cat-and-mouse game.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444813869

Published:

01-01-2013

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The Woman Who Dived Into The Heart Of The World

Author:

Sabina Berman/Lisa Dillman

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Following the tragedy of her sister's death, Isabelle moves from her home in California to her birthplace in Mexico to take over the running of the family business. There, in her sister's dilapidated house, she is woken in the night by a wild child - a thing with no name, who could just be the niece she never knew she had. So she sets herself the task of turning it into a human being, named Karen. To start, she must teach Karen her first word: Me. And then begins the greatest journey of all, as Karen learns how to become 'Me'. It will take Isabelle to the bottom of the ocean, to the farthest reaches of the planet...and into the heart of the world.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444822700

Published:

01-02-2015

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The Bookshop On Rosemary Lane

Author:

Ellen Berry

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In the beginning... Kitty Cartwright has always solved her problems in the kitchen. Her cookbooks are her life, and there isn't an issue that 'Cooking With Aspic' can't fix. Her only wish is that she had a book entitled 'Rustling Up Dinner When Your Husband Has Left You'. Forty years later... On Rosemary Lane, Della Cartwright plans to open a very special little bookshop with the hundreds of cookbooks her mother left her. She wants to share the recipes with the world. But with her family convinced it's a hare-brained scheme, Della starts to wonder if she's made a terrible decision. One thing's for sure: she's about to find out...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750544504

Published:

01-10-2017

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2 A.M. At The Cat's Pajamas

Author:

Marie-Helene Bertino

Synopsis:

Madeleine is two days away from being ten. She needs a haircut, is unofficially forbidden from singing in church or school assembly, and smokes Newport Menthols from the carton her mother was smoking when she died at the beginning of the year. Her mother had filled a recipe box with instructions on how to do various things she knew she wouldn't be around to teach her daughter: how to make a fist; how to change a flat tire; how to write a thank-you note for a gift you hate. And on one card, she listed the rules of singing. The #1 rule: KNOW YOURSELF...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444825411

Published:

01-09-2015

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Traps

Author:

MacKenzie Bezos

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Dana is a beautiful young bodyguard who has the expertise to disarm a bomb, but is terrified of commitment to the man she loves. Jessica is a reclusive movie star and the mother of two young daughters, whose fame has left her a near-hostage in her own home. Vivian is a 17-year-old who has lost her way and will do anything to protect her twin babies. And Lynn is a recovering alcoholic living in isolation on a ranch. This is the story of how these four women set off on journeys that will bring their lives into startling alignment, in ways that will transform them forever.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444819991

Published:

01-06-2014

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The Missing Boy

Author:

Rachel Billington

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Thirteen-year-old Dan hasn't returned home; his parents don't know whether he's run away, been kidnapped - or something worse. For one family, the world is about to fall apart. At first Dan is sleeping rough, revelling in his independence. But with every passing day, his world is becoming darker and more frightening. A hundred thousand children run away each year. Most come back. But will Dan? Dan's mother, Eve, a drama teacher, can't focus; his father, Max, only knows how to flee his own demons; and his aunt, Martha, while trained to control difficult situations as a prison officer, struggles to hold it all together. Gradually, all three begin to recognise just how badly they have failed the missing boy.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444806502

Published:

01-05-2011

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