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2 A.M. At The Cat's Pajamas

Author:

Marie-Helene Bertino

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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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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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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444819991

Published:

01-06-2014

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A Few Of The Girls

Author:

Maeve Binchy

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A FEW OF THE GIRLS is a glorious collection of Maeve Binchy's best stories. They're full of the warmth, charm and humour that has always been an essential part of her writing. Maeve's novels not only tell wonderful stories, they also give an insight in to how Ireland has changed over the decades, but how people remain the same: they still fall in love, sometimes unsuitably; they still have hopes and dreams; they have deep, long-standing friendships, and some that fall apart. Maeve's work has included wonderfully nostalgic pieces and also sharp, often witty writing which is insightful and topical.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750543491

Published:

01-12-2016

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Chestnut Street

Author:

Maeve Binchy

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Just round the corner from St Jarlath's Crescent is Chestnut Street. Here, the lives of the residents are revealed in Maeve Binchy's wonderful collection of stories: Bucket Maguire, the window cleaner, who must do more than he bargained for to protect his son. Nessa Byrne, whose aunt comes to visit from America for six weeks every summer, turning Nessa's world upside down. Lilian, the generous girl with a big heart, and the fiance not everyone approves of. And Melly, whose gossip about the neighbours leads to trouble in the form of the fortune teller, 'Madame Magic'...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750540599

Published:

01-02-2015

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Maeve's Times

Author:

Maeve Binchy

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Maeve Binchy's much-loved Irish Times writings spanned five decades. An accidental journalist whose work first appeared after her father sent in colourful accounts he had received from her travels, from the beginning her writings reflected the warmth, wit and keen human interest that readers would come to love in her fiction. This timeless collection celebrates the work of the world's best-loved writer, in all its diversity, revealing her characteristic directness, laugh-out-loud humour and unswerving gaze into the true heart of a matter.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750540582

Published:

01-03-2015

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The Readers Of Broken Wheel Recommend

Author:

Katarina Bivald/Alice Menzies

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Sara has never been outside Sweden - except in the (many) books she reads. When her elderly pen-friend Amy invites her to come and visit her in Broken Wheel, Iowa, Sara decides it's time. But when she arrives, there's a twist waiting for her - Amy has died. Finding herself utterly alone in a dead woman's house in the middle of nowhere was not the holiday Sara had in mind. But then she discovers that here in this town are all the people she's come to know through Amy's letters: poor George, fierce Grace, buttoned-up Caroline, and Amy's guarded nephew Tom. Sara quickly realises that Broken Wheel is in desperate need of some adventure, a dose of self-help, and perhaps a little romance too. In short, this is a town in need of a bookshop...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444827392

Published:

01-03-2016

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Yours, E.R.

Author:

Terence Blacker

Synopsis:

For many years, Her Majesty the Queen has written a weekly letter to one of her senior private secretaries, in which she has expressed her private thoughts about what is happening in the world and her reflections on life at Buckingham Palace. Now she has decided to allow some of these letters to be published. They reveal for the first time what she really thinks about politicians, the press, the Sixties, the difference between dogs and cats, and Red Nose Day, while casting a new light on her own extraordinary, beloved family.

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Soft Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444823257

Published:

01-03-2015

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See How Small

Author:

Scott Blackwood

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One late autumn evening in a Texas town, two strangers walk into an ice cream shop shortly before closing time. They bind up Zadie, Elizabeth and Meredith, the three teenage girls who are working behind the counter, set fire to the shop, and disappear... As the community attempts to rebuild their lives in the aftermath - from Kate, the mother of Zadie and Elizabeth, to Rosa, a reporter covering the murders for the CHRONICLE; from Jack, the firefighter who found the corpses, to Michael, the arsonists' getaway driver - all the while, the girls' spirits watch from above...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444832976

Published:

01-06-2017

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Ridley Road

Author:

Jo Bloom

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Vivien Epstein, a Jewish hairdresser from Manchester, arrives in London following the death of her father. She is looking for Jack Fox, a man she had an intense love affair with some months before. But the only address she has for him leads to a dead end. Determined to make a new life for herself, Vivien convinces Barb, the owner of Oscar's hair salon in Soho, to give her a job. There, she is swept into the colourful world of the Sixties. But still, Vivien cannot forget Jack. Then one day she finally spots Jack, but her joy is short-lived when she discovers his secret...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750541336

Published:

01-09-2015

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The Little Kiosk By The Sea

Author:

Jennifer Bohnet

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Meet Sabine, desperately fighting to save her little kiosk from closure whilst turning down her friend Owen's proposals, time and time again. Cue Harriet, returning to Dartmouth after thirty years, haunted by the scandal that drove her away and shocked by a legacy that threatens her relationship with her journalist daughter. Enter Rachel, the mysterious newcomer who has an unexpected chemistry with a local widower, and who sets in motion a chain of events she could never have predicted. One thing's for sure - as the autumn tide turns, there'll be more than one secret laid bare...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829372

Published:

01-08-2016

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Enchanted August

Author:

Brenda Bowen

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On a dreary spring day in Brooklyn, Lottie and Rose spot an ad on their children's preschool bulletin board: 'Old, pretty cottage to rent, on a small island. Springwater, blueberries, sea glass. August.' Everyone needs a place like Hopewell Cottage in Maine. For Lottie and Rose, it's a refuge from the frenzy of the school gates. For Beverly, it's a chance to say goodbye to two lost loves. And for disgraced Caroline, a movie star, it offers the anonymity she craves. But on this tiny island, with its cocktail parties, tennis matches and Young Ladies' Association for Beautification, will they really find the answers to their very modern problems?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444829204

Published:

01-08-2016

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Grace And Mary

Author:

Melvyn Bragg

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John visits his ageing mother Mary in her nursing home by the sea, and mourns the slow fading of her mind. Hoping to shore up her receding memory, he prompts her with songs, photographs and questions about their past, taking her back to the 1940s, when she was a young woman and he a child in a small Cumbrian town. But he finds that most of all it is her own mother she longs for - Grace, the woman she barely knew. John sets out to recreate their buried family history, delving into the secrets and silences of Mary's fractured childhood as he imagines the life of her spirited mother.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444818734

Published:

01-03-2014

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