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The Swimmer

Author:

Roma Tearne

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43-year-old Ria is used to being alone. All her life, she has struggled to form a meaningful relationship with any man. Her existence is a solitary one - until she discovers the swimmer. It is midnight when she first sees him, across the river. His name is Ben and he is a Sri Lankan doctor, awaiting a decision from the Home Office on his asylum application. He is also 18 years Ria's junior but despite this, their friendship steadily grows. At first, she resists anything more than his companionship, but in the long summer days that follow they are irresistibly drawn to each other. Then tragedy strikes, and in an act of violence Ria's life is changed forever.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753187623

Published:

01-01-2011

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The Swimmer

Author:

Roma Tearne

Synopsis:

43-year-old Ria is used to being alone. All her life, she has struggled to form a meaningful relationship with any man. Her existence is a solitary one - until she discovers the swimmer. It is midnight when she first sees him, across the river. His name is Ben and he is a Sri Lankan doctor, awaiting a decision from the Home Office on his asylum application. He is also 18 years Ria's junior but despite this, their friendship steadily grows. At first, she resists anything more than his companionship, but in the long summer days that follow they are irresistibly drawn to each other. Then tragedy strikes, and in an act of violence Ria's life is changed forever.

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Soft Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753187630

Published:

01-01-2012

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The Debutante

Author:

Kathleen Tessaro

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Cate, an exile from New York is sent to help value the contents of a once grand Georgian house. Working with Jack, a man with his own unsettling past, she finds a shoebox containing a pair of 1930s dancing shoes and, mysteriously, a photograph and a Tiffany bracelet. Returning to London, rather than face the questions lingering in her own life, Cate immerses herself in piecing together the clues contained in the box to uncover a story: that of Irene Blythe and her sister Diana - two of the most famous debutantes of their generation. She uncovers a tale of dark, addictive love, prompting Cate to confront her own secrets. Can the truth about Baby Blythe's past change Cate's own ability to live and love again?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444807868

Published:

01-09-2011

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Lingua Franca

Author:

William Thacker

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Miles Platting is pulled from the ruins of a shipwreck into a world where no one will speak to him. The founder of LINGUA FRANCA - a naming rights agency committed to rechristening every UK town after a corporate sponsor - Miles recounts the story of his quest for linguistic supremacy to anyone who'll listen. Confined to a hospital bed in a deathly quiet ward, he wants to find his colleagues and be reunited with his true love. But in doing so, he must confront his most deeply held convictions, in a world where the spoken word has been replaced with silence.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831221

Published:

01-01-2017

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The Home Corner

Author:

Ruth Thomas

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Having flunked her exams, nineteen-year-old Luisa McKenzie finds herself back at school - this time working as a classroom assistant, sitting on the outside of the 'Home Corner' in a class full of five-year-olds. A chance encounter one afternoon with Stella, a former school friend who has gone on to greater things, wakes Luisa up to her disappointments, and her hold on reality slowly begins to unravel... Funny and full of insight, THE HOME CORNER looks at the way we create our own identities in the light of other people's, and queries the distinctions that are made between the real and the imagined.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444821499

Published:

01-10-2014

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Churchyard And Hawke

Author:

E.V. Thompson

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After suffering a serious beating whilst engaged in unofficial undercover work in the murky streets and taverns of London's 19th-century slums, Constable Tom Churchyard takes himself to Cornwall. Here, in spite of his injuries, he becomes right-hand man to Amos Hawke, now a senior Cornish policeman. His knowledge of the London rogues proves invaluable as Amos seeks to foil a gang of city thieves whose plan is to plunder the mansions of the Cornish gentry. When a brutal murder is committed during their investigations, it proves far more complex than it appeared at first glance...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444821345

Published:

01-10-2014

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The Bonds Of Earth

Author:

E.V. Thompson

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1837. When rich deposits of copper ore are discovered near Bodmin Moor, a huge influx of out-of-work miners flock to the area from Cornwall's far west, bringing with them problems alien to the hard-working but easy-going countrymen. Young Goran Trebartha, whose working life is divided between two farms, finds himself caught between the seemingly incompatible cultures when he meets and gets to know the daughters of a mine captain who settles nearby. Avarice and intrigue, the vicissitudes of farming life and the sheer desperation of hungry miners all add to the bewildering changes that will irrevocably alter the course of Goran's life.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444817751

Published:

01-12-2013

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Dear Fang, With Love

Author:

Rufi Thorpe

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Vera is seventeen - the same age her parents were when, blindingly in love, they decided to have a baby. Now in their thirties and long since separated, "seventeen" is already a lifetime ago. So when Vera suffers a terrifying psychotic break, they scramble to try and comprehend what has happened to their wild-hearted, inimitable daughter. Vera's father Lucas takes her to Lithuania, his grandmother's homeland, for the summer. Here, in the city of Vilnius, Lucas hopes to save Vera from the sorrow of her diagnosis. Meanwhile, Vera pours her heart out in letters to her boyfriend, Fang. She is searching for answers of her own. Why did Lucas abandon her as a baby? What really happened the night of her breakdown? And who can she trust with the truth?

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413551

Published:

01-05-2017

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Dear Fang, With Love

Author:

Rufi Thorpe

Synopsis:

Vera is seventeen - the same age her parents were when, blindingly in love, they decided to have a baby. Now in their thirties and long since separated, "seventeen" is already a lifetime ago. So when Vera suffers a terrifying psychotic break, they scramble to try and comprehend what has happened to their wild-hearted, inimitable daughter. Vera's father Lucas takes her to Lithuania, his grandmother's homeland, for the summer. Here, in the city of Vilnius, Lucas hopes to save Vera from the sorrow of her diagnosis. Meanwhile, Vera pours her heart out in letters to her boyfriend, Fang. She is searching for answers of her own. Why did Lucas abandon her as a baby? What really happened the night of her breakdown? And who can she trust with the truth?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785413612

Published:

01-05-2018

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A War Of Flowers

Author:

Jane Thynne

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British actress, Clara Vine, is in Paris to film her latest movie, having left Berlin under a cloud. Joseph Goebbels has become increasingly suspicious that Clara has been mingling in Berlin society and passing snippets of information to her contacts in the British Embassy. It would have been absurd, if it hadn't also been true... With war becoming increasingly likely, Clara is approached by an undercover British operative, Guy Hamilton, who asks her to perform a task for her country: to befriend Eva Braun, Hitler's girlfriend, and to pass on any information she can gather. Clara knows to undertake this task is to put herself back in danger.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750542128

Published:

01-03-2016

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Black Roses

Author:

Jane Thynne

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Berlin, 1933. Clara Vine is determined to be an actress. A chance meeting at a party in London leads her to Berlin, to the famous Ufa studios and, unwittingly, into an uneasy circle of Nazi wives, among them Magda Goebbels. Then Clara meets Leo Quinn who, in his undercover role for British intelligence, sees in her the perfect recruit to spy on her new acquaintances, using her acting skills to win their confidence. But when Magda reveals to Clara a dramatic secret and entrusts her with an extraordinary mission, Clara feels threatened, compromised and utterly torn between duty and love.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444817379

Published:

01-11-2013

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Faith And Beauty

Author:

Jane Thynne

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Berlin, on the eve of war...As soldiers muster on the streets, Lotti Franke, a young woman from the Faith and Beauty Society - the elite finishing school for Nazi girls - is found in a shallow grave. Anglo-German actress and spy, Clara Vine is recalled to London to probe reports that the Nazis and the Soviet Union are planning to make a pact. Then Clara hears of Lotti's death, and is determined to discover what happened to her. But what she uncovers is something of infinite value to the Nazi regime - the object that led to Lotti's murder - and now she herself is in danger.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750543330

Published:

01-01-2017

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