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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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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444818734

Published:

01-03-2014

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Citrus County

Author:

John Brandon

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Toby and Shelby are not like the other kids. Fourteen years old and marooned in sleepy Citrus County, Florida, they stand apart from the cliques of jocks and cheerleaders. Toby is a troubled, unloved boy with a criminal record. Shelby is the fiercely intelligent girl who is uncontrollably attracted to him. As their relationship intensifies one hot, humid summer, a spur-of-the-moment act will come to change their lives forever...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444811711

Published:

01-07-2012

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A Song For Issy Bradley

Author:

Carys Bray

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This is the story of Ian - husband, father, maths teacher and Mormon bishop - and his unshakeable belief that everything will turn out all right if he can only endure to the end, like the pioneers did. This is the story of his wife Claire's lonely wait for a sign from God and her desperate need for life to pause while she comes to terms with things. This is the story of the agony and hope of Zippy Bradley's first love, and of Alma Bradley's cynicism and reluctant bravery. And it is the story of seven-year-old Jacob. His faith is bigger than a mustard seed, probably bigger than a toffee bonbon, and he's planning to use it to mend his broken family with a miracle...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444823790

Published:

01-05-2015

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The Museum Of You

Author:

Carys Bray

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Clover Quinn was a surprise. She used to imagine she was the good kind, but now she's not so sure. She'd like to ask Dad about it, but growing up in the saddest chapter of someone else's story is difficult... Darren has done his best. He's studied his daughter like a seismologist on the lookout for waves, and surrounded her with everything she might want - everything he can think of, at least - to be happy What Clover wants is answers. This summer, she thinks she can find them in the second bedroom, which is still full of her mother's belongings. What she's looking for is essence - an undiluted collection of things that will tell the full story of her mother, her father, and who she is going to be...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444831368

Published:

01-02-2017

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A Seaside Affair

Author:

Fern Britton

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The new warm and witty novel from a much-loved TV personality When it is announced that the much-loved theatre in the Cornish seaside town of Trevay is about to be taken over by a coffee chain, residents are up in arms. Hotshot producer Penny Leighton pulls in some serious favours, and actors descend on the town to take part in a charity season at the theatre. One actress, Jess Tate, is struggling with her stagnant career while her TV heartthrob boyfriend is on the up. Trevay is about to put on the show of its life - but can the villagers, and Jess, hold on to the thing they love the most?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781445099767

Published:

01-01-2015

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A Seaside Affair

Author:

Fern Britton

Synopsis:

The new warm and witty novel from a much-loved TV personality When it is announced that the much-loved theatre in the Cornish seaside town of Trevay is about to be taken over by a coffee chain, residents are up in arms. Hotshot producer Penny Leighton pulls in some serious favours, and actors descend on the town to take part in a charity season at the theatre. One actress, Jess Tate, is struggling with her stagnant career while her TV heartthrob boyfriend is on the up. Trevay is about to put on the show of its life - but can the villagers, and Jess, hold on to the thing they love the most?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781445099774

Published:

01-01-2016

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Coming Home

Author:

Fern Britton

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Ella comes back to the beautiful Cornish coast to heal her heart after the death of her beloved grandmother, Adela. There she finds her home again and discovers a new life - but she also opens a treasure trove of family secrets... Twenty years ago, Ella's mother Sennen ran away from Cornwall. Sennen had been a young single mum and, unable to cope, had left her children with her mother, Adela...and a part of herself with them. She's spent the years hiding from her past. But now it's time to come back to Cornwall. To face her mistakes. To pray for forgiveness. And to hope for a future with her long-lost daughter and son. Will she be welcomed with open hearts?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785417504

Published:

01-08-2019

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The Postcard

Author:

Fern Britton

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Life in the Cornish village of Pendruggan isn't always picture perfect. Penny Leighton has never told anyone why she's estranged from her mother and sister. For years she's kept her family secrets locked away in her heart, but they've been quietly eating away at her. When an unwelcome visitor blows in, Penny is brought face to face with the past. And a postcard, tucked away in a long-hidden case, holds the truth that could change everything... Young Ella has come back to the place where she spent a happy childhood with her grandmother. Taken under Penny's broken wing for the summer, the safe haven of Pendruggan feels like the place for a fresh start. Soon, however, Ella starts to wonder if perhaps her real legacy doesn't lie in the past at all...

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785417030

Published:

01-04-2019

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The Aftermath

Author:

Rhidian Brook

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Hamburg, 1946: Thousands remain displaced in what is now the British Occupied Zone. Charged with overseeing the rebuilding of this devastated city and the de-Nazification of its defeated people, Colonel Lewis Morgan has requisitioned a fine house on the banks of the Elbe, where he will be joined by his grieving wife, Rachael, and only remaining son, Edmund. But rather than force its owners, a German widower and his traumatised daughter, to leave their home, Lewis insists that the two families live together. In this charged and claustrophobic atmosphere, all must confront their true selves as enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444821635

Published:

01-11-2014

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The Missing Husband

Author:

Amanda Brooke

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When Jo pretends to be asleep as her husband leaves for work the morning after an argument, she doesn't realise how deeply she will come to regret missing the opportunity to say goodbye. By nightfall, her life has changed irrevocably. David has disappeared, seemingly without a trace. Worse still, the police are of no help, as there is no evidence that anything sinister has occurred. Jo is five months pregnant, and her marriage has been full of secrets - not least, David's unwillingness to start a family. As the mystery around her husband's disappearance shows no sign of being solved, Jo must choose: will she give up her baby to make the man she loves come home?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444830644

Published:

01-12-2016

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Call Of The Curlew

Author:

Elizabeth Brooks

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1939: Ten-year-old Virginia, an orphan, arrives to meet her new adoptive parents, Clem and Lorna Wrathmell. Their mysterious house, Salt Winds, sits on the edge of a vast marsh - a beautiful but dangerous place. It's the start of a new life for Virginia, but she quickly senses that all is not right between Clem and Lorna - in particular, the presence of their wealthy neighbour Max Deering, who takes an unhealthy interest in the family. When a German fighter plane crashes into the marsh, Clem ventures onto the deadly sands to rescue the airman - and sets in motion a fateful chain of events... 2015: Virginia, now eighty-six, has always known she will meet her death on the marsh. One snowy New Year's Eve, a sign arrives that the time has finally come...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444840858

Published:

01-05-2019

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A Is For Angelica

Author:

Iain Broome

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Gordon Kingdom struggles with the fate of his seriously-ill wife while observing and methodically recording the lives of those around him: his neighbours. He has files on them all, including Don Donald (best friend and petty thief), Annie Carnaffan (lives next door, throws footballs over the fence), and Benny (the boy who paints with his eyes closed). And then there's Angelica, the new girl on the street, with her multi-coloured toenails and her filthy temper. It's when she arrives that Gordon's world of half-truths begins to unravel. Faced with a series of unexpected events and a faltering conscience, he's left with an impossible decision...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444818185

Published:

01-01-2014

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