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The Trouble With Keeping Mum

Author:

Rosie Wallace

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Annie Cochrane has it all up in the air: a demanding job in the Scottish Government, a teenage son with problems at school, and a mother whose behaviour is getting increasingly erratic. There just aren't enough hours in the day, especially when there are two men on her mind and a devious First Minister plotting to end her career. With the tabloid press in pursuit, and life-changing decisions to be made, how will Annie avoid dropping everything?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750537445

Published:

01-06-2013

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The Painted Bridge

Author:

Wendy Wallace

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Lake House is a private asylum for genteel women of a delicate nature. In the winter of 1859, Anna Palmer becomes its newest patient, tricked by her husband and incarcerated against her will. Anna sets out to prove her sanity, but her freedom will not be won easily. As the weeks pass, she finds some surprising allies: Lucas St Clair, a physician who believes the new medium of photography may reveal the state of a patient's mind; Talitha Batt, a longtime inhabitant who appears as sane as she is; and the proprietor's highly strung daughter. Yet the longer Anna remains at Lake House, the more she realises that - like the ethereal bridge over the asylum's lake - no one and nothing is quite as it appears...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444815238

Published:

01-05-2013

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The Sacred River

Author:

Wendy Wallace

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At just twenty-three years of age, Harriet Heron is an invalid, longing to escape the fog of Victorian London for a place where she can breathe. Together with her devoted mother, Louisa; her god-fearing aunt, Yael; and a book of her own spells inspired by the Egyptian BOOK OF THE DEAD, Harriet travels to a land where the air is tinged with rose and gold, and for the first time begins to experience what it is to live. But Louisa's long-buried past returns, in the form of someone determined to destroy her by preying upon her daughter. And as Harriet journeys towards a destiny no one could have foreseen, Yael is caught up in an Egypt on the brink of revolt, and Louisa must confront the spectres of her own youth...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444820638

Published:

01-08-2014

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Half Broke Horses

Author:

Jeannette Walls

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Lily Casey Smith is a sassy, straight-talking heroine for whom saving lives, taming wild horses and beating ranch hands at poker are all in a day's work. Born in 1901, in a dirt house in the rolling gritty grassland of Texas, at age six she is helping her father break horses. At fifteen she leaves home to teach in a town five hundred miles away, riding there on her pony, all alone. Lily handles everything that life throws at her - flash floods and tornadoes, the Great Depression; the most heartbreaking personal tragedy - with immense courage and determination and a wide smile. Lily's indomitable passion and spirit shines through in this true-life novel, written by her granddaughter Jeannette Walls.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444805093

Published:

01-01-2011

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The Silver Star

Author:

Jeannette Walls

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1970: 'Bean' Holladay is twelve and her sister Liz is fifteen when their artistic mother, Charlotte, takes off to find herself, leaving the girls enough money to last a month or two. When Bean returns from school one day and sees a police car outside the house, she and Liz decide to take the bus to Virginia, where their widowed Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying mansion that has been in Charlotte's family for generations. Because money is tight, Liz and Bean start working for local bully Jerry Maddox, foreman of the mill town. And then something happens to Liz in the car with Maddox, and it's up to Bean to help her challenge the injustice of the adult world...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444819557

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01-05-2014

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The Pimlico Kid

Author:

Barry Walsh

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It's 1963. Billy Driscoll and his best mate, Peter 'Rooksy' Rooker, have the run of their street. Whether it's ogling sexy mum, Madge, as she pegs out her washing, or avoiding the local bully, Griggsy, the estates of Pimlico have plenty to fire their fertile imaginations. After years of being the puny one, Billy is finally filling out. He is also taking more than a passing interest in Sarah Richards, his pretty neighbour. But Billy isn't her only admirer - local heartthrob Kenneth 'Kirk' Douglas, likes her too - and something drastic must be done if Billy is to get his girl.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750539029

Published:

01-06-2014

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The Man Who Didn't Call

Author:

Rosie Walsh

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Imagine you meet a man, spend seven glorious days together, and fall in love. And it's mutual: you've never been so certain of anything. So when he leaves for a long-booked holiday and promises to call from the airport, you have no cause to doubt him. But he DOESN'T call. Your friends tell you to forget him. However, you know they're wrong: something MUST have happened; there MUST be a reason for his silence. What do you do when you finally discover you're right? That there IS a reason - and that reason is the one thing you didn't share with each other: the truth.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444839630

Published:

01-01-2019

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A Life Between Us

Author:

Louise Walters

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Tina Thornton's twin sister Meg died in a childhood accident, but for almost forty years Tina has secretly blamed herself for her sister's death. During a visit to her ageing Uncle Edward and his sister Lucia, who both harbour dark secrets of their own, Tina makes a discovery that forces her to finally question her memories of the day her sister died. Who, if anyone, did kill Meg? As Tina finds the courage to face the past, she unravels the tangled family mysteries of her estranged parents; her beautiful French Aunt Simone; the fading, compassionate Uncle Edward; and above all, the cold, bitter Aunt Lucia, whose spectral presence casts a long shadow over everyone.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444836134

Published:

01-03-2018

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The Road To California

Author:

Louise Walters

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Proud single parent Joanna is accustomed to receiving phone calls from her fourteen-year-old son Ryan's school telling her that he's in trouble. When he hits a girl and is excluded, Joanna knows she must take drastic action to help him. Ryan's dad Lex left home when Ryan was two years old. Ryan doesn't remember him - but more than anything, he wants a dad in his life. Isolated, a loner, and angry, he finds solace in books and wildlife. Joanna, against all her instincts, invites Lex to return and help their son. But Lex is a drifter who runs from commitment, and both Joanna and Ryan find their mutual trust and love is put to the test when Lex vows to be part of the family again.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444839647

Published:

01-01-2019

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The Same Sky

Author:

Amanda Eyre Ward

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In Texas, Alice and Jake own a barbecue restaurant. Hardworking and popular in their community, they have a loving marriage and thriving business - but Alice still feels that something is missing, lying just beyond reach. In Honduras, Carla is a strong-willed girl who's had to grow up fast, caring for her six-year-old brother Junior. After their grandmother dies, and violence in the city escalates, the two of them join the thousands of children making their way across Mexico to America, facing great peril for the chance of a better life. And eventually, the paths of Alice and Carla will cross...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444826913

Published:

01-01-2016

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The Legacy Of Elizabeth Pringle

Author:

Kirsty Wark

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Elizabeth Pringle has lived all her very long life on the Scottish island of Arran. A familiar yet solitary figure. But when Elizabeth dies, her will contains a surprise. She has left her home and her belongings to a stranger - a young mother she watched pushing a pram down the road more than 30 years ago. Now it falls to Martha, the baby in that pram, to find out how her mother inherited the house, and in doing so, perhaps leave her own past behind. But first she has to find the answer to the question: who was Elizabeth Pringle?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781445099163

Published:

01-10-2014

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The Legacy Of Elizabeth Pringle

Author:

Kirsty Wark

Synopsis:

Elizabeth Pringle has lived all her very long life on the Scottish island of Arran. A familiar yet solitary figure. But when Elizabeth dies, her will contains a surprise. She has left her home and her belongings to a stranger - a young mother she watched pushing a pram down the road more than 30 years ago. Now it falls to Martha, the baby in that pram, to find out how her mother inherited the house, and in doing so, perhaps leave her own past behind. But first she has to find the answer to the question: who was Elizabeth Pringle?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781445099170

Published:

01-09-2015

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