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The Glasgow Coma Scale

Author:

Neil D.A. Stewart

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When Lynne offers money to a homeless man on Glasgow's Sauchiehall Street, she is shocked to recognise him as Angus, her former college art tutor. Lynne once revered him, dreaming of becoming an artist under his tutelage. Now she works in a call centre; and Angus has fallen on even harder times... Moved, Lynne insists on inviting him to stay at her flat. But, just as Angus doesn't go out of his way to explain the reasons for his misfortune, Lynne's motivations are not purely altruistic. The more the pair rely upon each other, the more they hate doing so...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444833393

Published:

01-07-2017

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Man At The Helm

Author:

Nina Stibbe

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Not long after her parents' divorce, heralded by an awkward scene involving a wet DAILY TELEGRAPH and a pan of cold eggs, nine-year-old Lizzie Vogel and her sister and little brother are packed off to a small, slightly hostile village in the English countryside. Their mother is all alone, only thirty-one years of age, with three young children and a Labrador. It is no wonder that she becomes a menace, a drunk - and a playwright. Worried about the bad plays - though more about becoming wards of court and being sent to the infamous Crescent Home for Children - Lizzie and her sister decide to contact, by letter, suitable men in the area. In order to stave off the local social worker they urgently need to find someone to be the new man at the helm.

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444824964

Published:

01-08-2015

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Paradise Lodge

Author:

Nina Stibbe

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It's 1977, and fifteen-year-old Lizzie Vogel is working in an old people's home. The place is in chaos, and it's not really a suitable job for a schoolgirl - she'd only gone for the job because it seemed too exhausting to commit to being a full-time girlfriend or a punk. She's also distracted by her family's financial troubles, keeping up with schoolwork, and deciding which brand of shampoo to use. When a rival old people's home opens, offering better parking and daily 'chairobics', business at Paradise Lodge takes a turn for the worse, and everyone must chip in to save the home before it's too late - from the crazed Matron, to the assertively shy nurse who only communicates via little grunts, to the very attractive son of the Chinese takeaway manager...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831788

Published:

01-03-2017

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Cross My Palm

Author:

Sara Stockbridge

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London, 1860s. High society ladies enjoy having their fortunes read whilst attending supper parties. But palm reading is a perilous business: the lines of the left hand can unlock secrets best kept hidden. Entertaining the guests of Lady Quayle at Portland Place, fortune-teller Miss Rose Lee reads Emily's palm. 'A quiet life, my dear' is what she tells the girl. But she spies two little crosses that spell something quite different - fearful, violent death. As Rose's predictions start coming true, her own fortunes become embroiled in the suspect fates of others and the future suddenly seems a dark and dangerous place.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444811407

Published:

01-06-2012

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Major Events

Author:

Bob Stonell

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Anvil Lodge, a retirement home in The Chilterns, is run by the seemingly formidable Daphne Currer-Spriggs. Those who choose Anvil Lodge are fortunate. Their home is luxurious, with a sometimes eccentric staff, and friendship abounds. The effective king-pin of the establishment is the self-effacing but single-minded Major Llenots-Jones, who refers to his hostess as the C.O. His fellow residents are a group of characters whose experiences, and involvements with his activities, form the substance of this unusual and entertaining novel.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781842628836

Published:

01-02-2012

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Blow On A Dead Man's Embers

Author:

Mari Strachan

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With her husband shattered by war, does one young woman have the strength to bring him back to life? In the aftermath of the Great War, Non Davies wakes one morning to find her husband crouching under the kitchen table in a cold sweat and with fear in his eyes, shouldering an imaginary rifle. Non decides she must discover what has changed her Davey so completely. A mysterious letter addressed to Davey gives her the clue she needs and takes her to the city of London in search of an answer. When she returns home Non realises that the dark secrets of Davey's behaviour are working their way ever closer to the surface - secrets that will shatter the fragile happiness of their community if they ever become known.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753189467

Published:

01-03-2012

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Blow On A Dead Man's Embers

Author:

Mari Strachan

Synopsis:

In the aftermath of the Great War, Non Davies wakes one morning to find her husband crouching under the kitchen table in a cold sweat and with fear in his eyes, shouldering an imaginary rifle. Non decides she must discover what has changed her Davey so completely. A mysterious letter addressed to Davey gives her the clue she needs and takes her to the city of London in search of an answer. When she returns home Non realises that the dark secrets of Davey's behaviour are working their way ever closer to the surface - secrets that will shatter the fragile happiness of their community if they ever become known.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753189474

Published:

01-03-2013

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Kitchens Of The Great Midwest

Author:

J. Ryan Stradal

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When Lars Thorvald's wife, Cynthia, disappears to start a new life in Australia, he's left to raise their baby, Eva, on his own. He's determined to pass on his love of food to her, starting with pureed pork shoulder (as the doctor reckons that carrot cake with nuts at four months isn't such a good idea). As Eva grows, she finds her solace and salvation in the flavours of her native Minnesota. From Scandinavian lutefisk to hydroponic chocolate habaneros, each ingredient represents one part of Eva's transformation from a gangly, impoverished girl to the master chef of a legendary and secretive pop-up supper club. Along the way, the people she meets shape her - and she, them - in ways unforgettable, riotous and profound.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444828573

Published:

01-06-2016

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The Christmas Spirits

Author:

Whitley Strieber

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George Moore is a modern day Scrooge, mean with his money, his time and his sympathies. A futures trader who drives his staff hard, George won't even let his assistant go home on Christmas Eve so she can look after her son. But on his way home that night, odd things start to happen... When he finally arrives back in his apartment, George is accosted by his old mentor in trading and greed, Bill Hill. Bill warns George that he will receive three visitors who will give him his only chance at salvation. But the thing is, Bill Hill is dead...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444817850

Published:

01-12-2013

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The Last Pearl Fisher Of Scotland

Author:

Julia Stuart

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Brodie McBride is having a tough time. The last expert in the ancient art of pearl fishing, he's on a quest to track down the pearl that will complete a necklace for his wife, Elspeth - convinced that the love token will save their marriage. But Scotland's rivers are running out of mussels, Elspeth is running out of patience, and their ten-year-old daughter Maggie is running wild with her moustachioed pet rabbit, Frank. And when Maggie takes matters into her own hands, determined to keep the family together, the McBrides are soon at the centre of an international commotion that will change everyone's lives forever.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413438

Published:

01-04-2017

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The Last Pearl Fisher Of Scotland

Author:

Julia Stuart

Synopsis:

Brodie McBride is having a tough time. The last expert in the ancient art of pearl fishing, he's on a quest to track down the pearl that will complete a necklace for his wife, Elspeth - convinced that the love token will save their marriage. But Scotland's rivers are running out of mussels, Elspeth is running out of patience, and their ten-year-old daughter Maggie is running wild with her moustachioed pet rabbit, Frank. And when Maggie takes matters into her own hands, determined to keep the family together, the McBrides are soon at the centre of an international commotion that will change everyone's lives forever.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413490

Published:

01-04-2018

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Thornfield Hall

Author:

Jane Stubbs

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Thornfield Hall, 1821. Alice Fairfax takes up her role as housekeeper of the estate. But when Mr Rochester presents her with a woman who is to be hidden on the third floor, she finds herself responsible for much more than the house. This is the story Jane Eyre never knew - a narrative played out on the third floor and beneath the stairs, as the servants kept their master's secret safe and sound.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785410543

Published:

01-06-2015

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