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Playing For Keeps

Author:

Sally Wragg

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Generations of the Vernon family have been involved with Rislington Rovers Football Club, otherwise known as the Rogues. But now the Rogues are not only faced with relegation but also an ongoing investigation into the club's financial affairs. The mayhem within the club is matched only by the turmoil of Vernon family life. Eleanor Vernon, wife of Rogues stalwart Landon, hates the influence the game has on her family, but things are about to get much worse. The Rogues are seeking a new chief executive and the shock appointment threatens the very core of Vernon family life...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444806014

Published:

01-03-2011

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The Foster Husband

Author:

Pippa Wright

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Kate left her seaside home town of Lyme Regis for the bright lights of London when she was eighteen, and never looked back. She had it all: glamorous career, the lovely townhouse, the gorgeous husband. But now she's back: unemployed, separated, and holed up in her dead granny's bungalow. Worse still, she's forced to share the bungalow with Ben, the clueless and domestically challenged fiance of her bossy sister Prue. Ben is a man in need of simple instruction. And Kate is a woman in need of a project. So, she decides to train Ben, her foster husband, as a selfless pre-wedding gift to her sister. But Kate may still have a few lessons of her own to learn...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444819199

Published:

01-12-2014

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Unsuitable Men

Author:

Pippa Wright

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After eleven years of coupled-up domesticity, Rory Carmichael is single for the first time in her adult life. Her reliable boyfriend, Martin, wasn't the most exciting man in the world, but when she discovers he's not actually dependable Mr Right after all, but a cheater, she's forced to consider that everything she knows about relationships might be wrong. Now, striving to reinvigorate her love life - and her lacklustre career - her mission is to date as many unsuitable men as possible. Toyboys. Sugar daddies. Fauxmosexuals. Maybe the bad boys she's never dated can show her what she's been missing in life. But if Mr Right can turn out to be so wrong, maybe one of her Mr Wrongs will turn out to be just right.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444813791

Published:

01-01-2013

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The Things We Never Said

Author:

Susan Elliot Wright

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1964: Maggie wakes to find herself in a mental hospital, with no idea who she is or how she got there. Remnants of memories swirl in her mind - a familiar song, a storm, a moment of violence. Slowly she begins to piece together the events which brought her to this point. In the present day, Jonathan is grieving for the loss of his father. A cold, distant man, he was not easy to love, but he was the only father Jonathan knew. Then a detective turns up on Jonathan's doorstep to question him about crimes perpetrated long ago - crimes he believes Jonathan's father committed. As the two stories interweave, a shocking truth, long kept hidden, begins to emerge.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444818475

Published:

01-02-2014

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What Dies In Summer

Author:

Tom Wright

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Jim Beaudry, or Biscuit, as he's usually known, is a teenage boy trying to stay out of trouble. But trouble has a way of finding him, first in his nightmares and then in his waking life. When one summer afternoon Biscuit and his cousin L.A. discover the savaged body of a schoolgirl in the Texas wilderness, they are pulled into a manhunt that will put both of their lives in danger.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444814156

Published:

01-02-2013

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Kissing Alice

Author:

Jacqueline Yallop

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When Arthur Craythorne returned from the First World War he was a changed man, struggling with violent flashes of anger, and his two young daughters, Florrie and Alice. Florrie follows Arthur into the Catholic church, but it is Alice he favours. They spend hours together, reading from his copy of Blake's "Songs of Innocence and Experience" - his most treasured possession. Florrie seethes with envy, but Arthur's attentions towards Alice are more ambiguous than either of them realise. After their father dies, the sisters' rivalry intensifies when they both fall in love with the same man...but this time Florrie wins his affections. When, many years later, the family's long-buried secrets begin to resurface, they are still not prepared to face the truth...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780753152652

Published:

01-03-2011

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Parade

Author:

Shuichi Yoshida/Philip Gabriel

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Four twenty-somethings share an apartment in Tokyo. Kotomi waits by the phone for a boyfriend who rarely calls. Ryosuke wants someone that he can't have. Mirai spends her days drawing, and her nights hanging out in gay bars. Naoki works in film, and everyone treats him like an elder brother. Then Satoru turns up. He's eighteen, homeless - and does night work of a very particular type. Meanwhile, in the next-door apartment, something disturbing is going on. And outside, in the surrounding streets, there is violence in the air...

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Soft Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444826197

Published:

01-11-2015

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The Heroes' Welcome

Author:

Louisa Young

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April 1919. The Great War has ended and childhood sweethearts Nadine Waveney and Riley Purefoy are married. Riley is wounded and disfigured and they long for a marriage made of love and passion rather than dependence and pity. Riley's former CO Major Peter Locke, his hysterical wife and the young son they barely know attempt to navigate family life, but are confounded by the ghosts and memories of war. Despite all this, there is the glimmer of promise in the distance: Rose Locke, Peter's cousin and Riley's former nurse, finds that independence might be hers for the taking, after all.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781445099484

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01-03-2015

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The Heroes' Welcome

Author:

Louisa Young

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April 1919. The Great War has ended and childhood sweethearts Nadine Waveney and Riley Purefoy are married. Riley is wounded and disfigured and they long for a marriage made of love and passion rather than dependence and pity. Riley's former CO Major Peter Locke, his hysterical wife and the young son they barely know attempt to navigate family life, but are confounded by the ghosts and memories of war. Despite all this, there is the glimmer of promise in the distance: Rose Locke, Peter's cousin and Riley's former nurse, finds that independence might be hers for the taking, after all.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781445099491

Published:

01-03-2016

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Season To Taste

Author:

Natalie Young

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Meet Lizzie Prain. Ordinary housewife. Fifty-something. Lives in a cottage in the woods, with her dog Rita. Likes cooking, avoids the neighbours. No one has seen Lizzie's husband, Jacob, for a few days. That's because last Monday, on impulse, Lizzie caved in the back of his head with a spade. And if she's going to embark on the new life she feels she deserves after thirty years in Jacob's shadow, she needs to dispose of his body. Her method appeals to all her practical instincts, though it's not for the faint-hearted. Will Lizzie have the strength to follow it through?

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444823677

Published:

01-04-2015

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The Shack

Author:

William P. Young

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Mackenzie Allen Philips's youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgement he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444805857

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01-03-2011

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Meet Me At The Museum

Author:

Anne Youngson

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When Tina Hopgood writes a letter of regret to a man she has never met, she doesn't expect a reply. And when Anders Larsen, a lonely museum curator, answers it, neither does he. They're both searching for something - they just don't know it yet. Anders has lost his wife, along with his hopes and dreams for the future. Tina is trapped in a life she doesn't remember choosing. Slowly their correspondence blossoms as they bare their souls to each other with stories of joy, anguish and discovery. But then Tina's letters suddenly cease, and Anders is thrown into despair. Can their unexpected friendship survive?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781785416446

Published:

01-01-2019

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