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A SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER   'Glamorous, sexy, compelling ... Addictive ... Radical and refreshing to read' DOLLY ALDERTON, SUNDAY TIMES   'A masterpiece' Evening Standard   It is the summer of 1940. Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York with her suitcase and sewing machine, exiled by her ...
City of Girls

A SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER

 

'Glamorous, sexy, compelling ... Addictive ... Radical and refreshing to read' DOLLY ALDERTON, SUNDAY TIMES

 

'A masterpiece' Evening Standard

 

It is the summer of 1940. Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York with her suitcase and sewing machine, exiled by her despairing parents. Although her quicksilver talents with a needle and commitment to mastering the perfect hair roll have been deemed insufficient for her to pass into her sophomore year of Vassar, she soon finds gainful employment as the self-appointed seamstress at the Lily Playhouse, her unconventional Aunt Peg's charmingly disreputable Manhattan revue theatre. There, Vivian quickly becomes the toast of the showgirls, transforming the trash and tinsel only fit for the cheap seats into creations for goddesses. 

 

Exile in New York is no exile at all: here in this strange wartime city of girls, Vivian and her girlfriends mean to drink the heady highball of life itself to the last drop. And when the legendary English actress Edna Watson comes to the Lily to star in the company's most ambitious show ever, Vivian is entranced by the magic that follows in her wake. But there are hard lessons to be learned, and bitterly regrettable mistakes to be made. Vivian learns that to live the life she wants, she must live many lives, ceaselessly and ingeniously making them new.

 

'At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time. After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is,' she confides. And so Vivian sets forth her story, and that of the women around her – women who have lived as they truly are, out of step with a century that could never quite keep up with them. 

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14.16 USD

City of Girls

by Elizabeth Gilbert
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`Nathan Langriesh Johnson is the name. The United States my nation, From Maine to Florida. From New York to California. I am its loyal citizen. And before I am homeless out on the street, I am, without slipping and breaking my neck, going to wash my face in semi-cold water.' ...
A Letter Marked Personal
`Nathan Langriesh Johnson is the name. The United States my nation, From Maine to Florida. From New York to California. I am its loyal citizen. And before I am homeless out on the street, I am, without slipping and breaking my neck, going to wash my face in semi-cold water.' Nathan Johnson, forty-eight and restless, began his career as a door-to-door lingerie salesman, reaching the top of the rag trade with a penthouse overlooking Manhattan. A `confirmed social climber' in 1990s New York City, he looks back on his early struggles, indulging fantasies of life as a country squire on Blueberry Hill - the Westchester estate he buys his wife Muriel as a birthday present. He meets a model from Iowa, different from the rest, and is captivated. When, out of the blue, a letter marked `personal' arrives, his wife opens it and life unravels. A Letter Marked Personal is J.P.Donleavy's final novel, completed in 2007. His portrait of a flawed Anglophile delineates the American Dream, from aspirational greed to the vanity of human wishes. This poignant story of Nathan's rise and demise speaks for the everyman - an apt farewell from one of literature's true originals.
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27.90 USD

A Letter Marked Personal

by J.P. Donleavy
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***Thrillers that race from the very first page*** 'Felix Francis' novels gallop along splendidly' Jilly Cooper 'From winning post to top of the bestseller lists' Sunday Times It is said that everyone over a certain age can remember distinctly what they were doing when they heard that President Kennedy had ...
Guilty Not Guilty
***Thrillers that race from the very first page*** 'Felix Francis' novels gallop along splendidly' Jilly Cooper 'From winning post to top of the bestseller lists' Sunday Times It is said that everyone over a certain age can remember distinctly what they were doing when they heard that President Kennedy had been assassinated, or that Princess Diana had been killed in a Paris car crash, but I, for one, could recall all too clearly where I was standing when a policeman told me that my wife had been murdered. Bill Russell is acting as a volunteer steward at Warwick races when he confronts his worst nightmare - the violent death of his much-loved wife. But worse is to come when he is accused of killing her and hounded mercilessly by the media. His life begins to unravel completely as he loses his job and his home. Even his best friends turn against him, believing him guilty of the heinous crime in spite of the lack of compelling evidence. Bill sets out to clear his name but finds that proving one's innocence is not easy - one has to find the true culprit, and Bill believes he knows who it is. But can he prove it before he becomes another victim of the murderer. Guilty Not Guilty is a journey of greed and jealousy set against the grief of personal tragedy and loss, with many a twist and turn along the way. Praise for Felix Francis's novels: 'As usual with a Francis, once I opened the book, I didn't want to put it down... Felix's resolution is darker and more shocking than his father would ever have contemplated, but reflects grittier times and changing tastes in fiction. Now, what am I going to do for the next 12 months until the next one?' Country Life 'He has become his own man as a purveyor of murder mysteries' The Racing Post 'The Francis flair is clear for all to see' Daily Mail 'From winning post to top of the bestseller list, time after time' Sunday Times 'The master of suspense and intrigue' Country Life 'A tremendous read' Woman's Own
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27.90 USD

Guilty Not Guilty

by Felix Francis
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A special illustrated edition of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, the bestselling magical novel from master storyteller Neil Gaiman. Breathtaking illustrations by fine artist and illustrator, Elise Hurst. 'Both a pitch-perfect fantasy and a moving examination of childhood memories and their effects on our adult selves ...
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
A special illustrated edition of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, the bestselling magical novel from master storyteller Neil Gaiman. Breathtaking illustrations by fine artist and illustrator, Elise Hurst. 'Both a pitch-perfect fantasy and a moving examination of childhood memories and their effects on our adult selves ... superb' The Times 'Some books you read. Some books you enjoy. But some books just swallow you up, heart and soul' Joanne Harris This is what he remembers, as he sits by the ocean at the end of the lane: A dead man on the back seat of the car, and warm milk at the farmhouse. An ancient little girl, and an old woman who saw the moon being made. A beautiful housekeeper with a monstrous smile. And dark forces woken that were best left undisturbed. They are memories hard to believe, waiting at the edge of things. The recollections of a man who thought he was lost but is now, perhaps, remembering a time when he was saved... The Ocean at the End of the Lane (illlustrated) Navy cloth boards with silver foil detail Head and tail bands Coloured endpapers Beautiful black and white illustrations throughout by artist, Elise Hurst
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27.90 USD

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

by Neil Gaiman
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After twenty years, Odysseus finally returns to Ithaca, but instead of receiving the homecoming he had hoped for finds himself caught in an intense battle of wills with his faithful and long-suffering wife Penelope. When Penelope recognizes him under the guise of a beggar, she becomes furious with him for ...
Ithaca Forever: Penelope Speaks, A Novel
After twenty years, Odysseus finally returns to Ithaca, but instead of receiving the homecoming he had hoped for finds himself caught in an intense battle of wills with his faithful and long-suffering wife Penelope. When Penelope recognizes him under the guise of a beggar, she becomes furious with him for not trusting her enough to include her in his plans for ridding the palace of the Suitors. As a result, she plays her own game of fictions to make him suffer for this lack of faith, inspiring jealousy, self-doubt, and misgivings in her husband, the legendary Homeric hero. In this captivating retelling of the Odyssey, Penelope rises as a major force with whom to be reckoned. Shifting between first-person reflections, Ithaca Forever reveals the deeply personal and powerful perspectives of both wife and husband as they struggle for respect and supremacy within a marriage that has been on hold for twenty years. Translated by PEN award-winner Douglas Grant Heise, Luigi Malerba's novel gives us a remarkable version of this greatest work of western literature: Odysseus as a man full of doubts and Penelope as a woman of great depth and strength.
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32.08 USD

Ithaca Forever: Penelope Speaks, A Novel

by Luigi Malerba
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Thirty-six-year-old Paddy Moran is a newly licensed, street-smart attorney with big dreams and aspirations in the glitzy meritocracy of Houston, Texas. He survives rough bumps and ethical challenges and begins to claw his way to the upper echelons of the city's divorce bar. Through smart connections and his own brash ...
The Best People: A Tale of Trials and Errors
Thirty-six-year-old Paddy Moran is a newly licensed, street-smart attorney with big dreams and aspirations in the glitzy meritocracy of Houston, Texas. He survives rough bumps and ethical challenges and begins to claw his way to the upper echelons of the city's divorce bar. Through smart connections and his own brash moxie, he wins two high-profile cases that put him on the success trajectory. But Paddy is soon faced with some difficult choices and the consequences of his ambitions. A dual-track narrative, The Best People also follows the rise and fall and rise again of Pilar Galt, a beautiful, intelligent single mother as she confronts her own choices in her climb to the top. Her path intersects with Paddy's, eventually converging with his during a pivotal time in his career when he must decide what he's willing to do to be the best at his game. This is Houston after Enron and before the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and the uplifting World Series championship, where clever legal maneuvering, big law firm politics, and judicial corruption meet the country-club set, the wealthy elite, and many other larger-than-life characters. In his debut novel, author Marc Grossberg, a native Houstonian who's practiced law in Houston for more than fifty years, offers a world in which you can't always tell who the best people are.
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18.86250000 USD

The Best People: A Tale of Trials and Errors

by Marc Grossberg
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What do we do when our children don't share our hopes for them? In Child's Play, the world's favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel, explores how families can evolve and grow in unexpected ways. You think you know what's best for your grown-up children. But you'll find they have lessons they can ...
Child's Play
What do we do when our children don't share our hopes for them? In Child's Play, the world's favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel, explores how families can evolve and grow in unexpected ways. You think you know what's best for your grown-up children. But you'll find they have lessons they can now teach you. Kate Morgan is an esteemed Manhattan lawyer. After losing her beloved husband in a tragic accident, she's successfully raised their three children single-handedly. Now in their twenties, she slightly smugly feels that they are well set up to travel the path she planned. Except why is her eldest daughter, Tamara, a high-flying marketing executive, so secretive and why won't she commit to a relationship? Then there's Anthony, Kate's middle child, who is engaged to a wealthy New York socialite - it will be the wedding of the year, so why doesn't he seem happy? And as for her youngest daughter, Claire, at twenty-six she's on a successful career path until she suddenly reveals she's in love with, in Kate's opinion, the 'wrong man'. We all know that life rarely turns out the way we plan for our children. But it's about listening, learning when to let go and letting them live the life that makes them happy.
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25.86 USD

Child's Play

by Danielle Steel
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Once upon a time there was and there wasn't a woman who went to the woods. In this dark fairy tale, a young woman sets off to pick berries in the depths of the forest, but can't find her way home again. Or perhaps she has fled or abandoned her ...
In the House in the Dark of the Woods
Once upon a time there was and there wasn't a woman who went to the woods. In this dark fairy tale, a young woman sets off to pick berries in the depths of the forest, but can't find her way home again. Or perhaps she has fled or abandoned her family. Or perhaps she's been kidnapped, and set loose to wander in the dense woods of the north. Alone and possibly lost, she meets another woman who offers her help. Then everything changes. On a journey that will take her to the depths of the witch-haunted woods, through a deep well wet with the screams of men, and on a living ship made of human bones, our heroine may find that the evil she flees has been inside her all along.
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18.12 USD

In the House in the Dark of the Woods

by Laird Hunt
Hardback
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A jailer's love poems ghost-written by a prisoner... Love blossoming between two girls despite the horror of their community... Street kids stick-fighting or stealing guavas from the rich... A dystopian world where women must go naked until they marry... A sparkling anthology of short stories featuring the first twenty winners ...
Twenty Years of the Caine Prize for African Writing
A jailer's love poems ghost-written by a prisoner... Love blossoming between two girls despite the horror of their community... Street kids stick-fighting or stealing guavas from the rich... A dystopian world where women must go naked until they marry... A sparkling anthology of short stories featuring the first twenty winners of the Caine Prize, Africa's premier literary competition. This prestigious collection reflects the richness and diversity of African experience and features stories from Sudan, Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Uganda and Sierra Leone. The twenty-year celebratory collection includes: * 'The Museum' - Leila Aboulela (2000, Sudan) * 'Love Poems' - Helon Habila (2001, Nigeria) * 'Discovering Home' - Binyavanga Wainaina (2002, Kenya) * 'Weight of Whispers' - Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (2003, Kenya) * 'Seventh Street Alchemy' - Brian Chikwava (2004, Zimbabwe) * 'Monday Morning' - Segun Afolabi (2005, Nigeria) * 'Jungfrau' - Mary Watson (2006, South Africa) * 'Jambula Tree' - Monica Arac de Nyeko (2007, Uganda) * 'Poison' - Henrietta Rose-Innes (2008, South Africa) * 'Waiting' - EC Osundu (2009, Nigeria) * 'Stickfighting Days' - Olufemi Terry (2010, Sierra Leone) * 'Hitting Budapest' - Noviolet Bulawayo (2011, Zimbabwe) * 'Bombay's Republic' - Rotimi Babatunde (2012, Nigeria) * 'Miracle' - Tope Folarin (2013, Nigeria) * 'My Father's Head' - Okwiri Oduor (2014, Kenya) * 'The Sack' - Namwali Serpell (2015, Zambia) * 'Memories We Lost' - Lidudumalingani (2016, South Africa) * 'The Story of the Girl' - Bushra al-Fadil (2017, Sudan) * 'Fanta Blackcurrant' - Makena Onjerika (2018, Kenya) * 'Skinned' - Lesley Nneka Arimah (2019, Nigeria)
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16.73 USD

Twenty Years of the Caine Prize for African Writing

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It was a simpler time as widower Jacob Ernst struggles to raise his two young sons, Nathan and Mead, on their modest farm. They've grown up listening to the nighttime songs of hounds in the pursuit of the wily ringtail. Chasing raccoon through darkened hills, Jacob teaches his sons the ...
The Last Coon Hunter: Book I of the Ryland Creek Saga
It was a simpler time as widower Jacob Ernst struggles to raise his two young sons, Nathan and Mead, on their modest farm. They've grown up listening to the nighttime songs of hounds in the pursuit of the wily ringtail. Chasing raccoon through darkened hills, Jacob teaches his sons the legends of their hometown and a deep respect for all woodland creatures. Hunting and the lessons taught keep the Ernst family together. And the brothers bond with their dogs-loyal to one another until the end. For this is Painted Post-a storied place where the lessons of life, love, and death play out beneath its mighty oaks. But worlds collide. Evil follows the Ernst family and their hounds into these mystical hills. The scourge of the illegal drug trade, coupled with the treachery of one of their own, leads to an inevitable showdown. Some will learn that not all of Painted Post's vivid tales are pure legend, and this rugged woodland will wield its own brutal justice. For in the darkest hollows, solid bonds are forged.
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30.34 USD

The Last Coon Hunter: Book I of the Ryland Creek Saga

by Joseph Gary Crance
Hardback
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'I ADORE cold-war novels and I live for love stories - The Museum of Broken Promises is a perfect combination of both. It's a gem of a book... beautiful, elegant.' Marian Keyes, author of The Break _________ Paris, today. The Museum of Broken Promises is a place of wonder and ...
The Museum of Broken Promises
'I ADORE cold-war novels and I live for love stories - The Museum of Broken Promises is a perfect combination of both. It's a gem of a book... beautiful, elegant.' Marian Keyes, author of The Break _________ Paris, today. The Museum of Broken Promises is a place of wonder and sadness, hope and loss. Every object in the museum has been donated - a cake tin, a wedding veil, a baby's shoe. And each represent a moment of grief or terrible betrayal. The museum is a place where people come to speak to the ghosts of the past and, sometimes, to lay them to rest. Laure, the owner and curator, has also hidden artefacts from her own painful youth amongst the objects on display. Prague, 1985. Recovering from the sudden death of her father, Laure flees to Prague. But life behind the Iron Curtain is a complex thing: drab and grey yet charged with danger. Laure cannot begin to comprehend the dark, political currents that run beneath the surface of this communist city. Until, that is, she meets a young dissident musician. Her love for him will have terrible and unforeseen consequences. It is only years later, having created the museum, that Laure can finally face up to her past and celebrate the passionate love which has directed her life.
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20.91 USD

The Museum of Broken Promises

by Elizabeth Buchan
Hardback
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'An unforgettable novel.' - Washington Post At the turn of the twentieth century, as the oppression of Russia's imperial rule takes its toll on Finland, the three Koski siblings - Ilmari, Matti and the politicized young Aino - are forced to flee. They settle among a community of Finns in ...
Deep River
'An unforgettable novel.' - Washington Post At the turn of the twentieth century, as the oppression of Russia's imperial rule takes its toll on Finland, the three Koski siblings - Ilmari, Matti and the politicized young Aino - are forced to flee. They settle among a community of Finns in Deep River - a town on the western edges of the United States. The brothers face the excitement and danger of pioneering this frontier wilderness. But while they are climbing and felling trees one-hundred metres high, Aino is organizing the country's fledgling labour movements. As the Koskis strive to rebuild lives and families in an America in flux, they also try to hold fast to the traditions of a home they can never return to. And so the seasons change, the decades pass and the denizens of Deep River slip in and out of love; they become engineers and fishermen, midwives and widows, soldiers and fugitives. In this profoundly moving epic Karl Marlantes masterfully depicts the tyranny of nascent America, the limits of human survival and the enduring might of family love. 'A finely-hewn portrait' An Amazon Best Book of July 2019
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25.10 USD

Deep River

by Karl Marlantes
Hardback
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It is 1941, and Antwerp is in the grip of Nazi occupation. Wilfried Wils, novice policeman and frustrated writer, has no intention of being a hero. He just wants to keep his head down; to pretend the fear and violence around him aren't happening. But war has a way of ...
Will
It is 1941, and Antwerp is in the grip of Nazi occupation. Wilfried Wils, novice policeman and frustrated writer, has no intention of being a hero. He just wants to keep his head down; to pretend the fear and violence around him aren't happening. But war has a way of catching up with people. When his idealistic best friend draws him into the growing resistance movement, and an SS commander tries to force him into betraying his fellow policemen, Wilfried's loyalties become horribly, fatally torn. Should he comply, or fight back? As the beatings, destruction and round-ups intensify across the city, he is forced into an act that will shatter his life and, years later, have consequences he could never have imagined. A searing portrayal of a man trying to survive amid the treachery, compromises and moral darkness of occupation, Will asks what any of us would do to stay alive.
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20.91 USD

Will

by Jeroen Olyslaegers
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Adam Gordon is a senior at Topeka High School, class of '97. His parents are psychologists, his mom a famous author in the field. A renowned debater and orator, an aspiring poet, and - although it requires a lot of posturing and weight lifting - one of the cool kids, ...
The Topeka School
Adam Gordon is a senior at Topeka High School, class of '97. His parents are psychologists, his mom a famous author in the field. A renowned debater and orator, an aspiring poet, and - although it requires a lot of posturing and weight lifting - one of the cool kids, he's also one of the seniors who brings the loner Darren Eberheart into the social scene, with disastrous effects. Deftly shifting perspectives and time periods, The Topeka School is a riveting story about the challenges of raising a good son in a culture of toxic masculinity. It is also a startling prehistory of the present: the collapse of public speech, the tyranny of trolls and the new right, and the ongoing crisis of identity among white men.
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23.70 USD

The Topeka School

by Ben Lerner
Hardback
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Moira appeared to the outside world as a strong but compassionate woman who gave freely of herself without thought of her kindness being reciprocated. Those around her believed that nothing fazed her and although she dealt with people in crisis, it never seemed to affect her negatively. But when she ...
Darkness Over Me
Moira appeared to the outside world as a strong but compassionate woman who gave freely of herself without thought of her kindness being reciprocated. Those around her believed that nothing fazed her and although she dealt with people in crisis, it never seemed to affect her negatively. But when she lost her best friend and confidante, she thought her world would fall apart-again. It was at that moment when Chance came into her life, taking her on an emotional trip she would not soon forget. Chance was a handsome and charming older man who gave her the much-needed attention that she had craved for so long. But when secrets began to surface about the man she had fallen in love with, Moira found she was wishing he had never come into her life.
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45.10 USD

Darkness Over Me

by Lady Tracilyn George
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* LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL * 'Oh, what a book this is! Hoffman's exploration of the world of good and evil, and the constant contest between them, is unflinching; and the humanity she brings to us - it is a glorious experience. The book builds and builds, as ...
The World That We Knew
* LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL * 'Oh, what a book this is! Hoffman's exploration of the world of good and evil, and the constant contest between them, is unflinching; and the humanity she brings to us - it is a glorious experience. The book builds and builds, as she weaves together, seamlessly, the stories of people in the most desperate of circumstances - and then it delivers with a tremendous punch. It opens up the world ... in a way that is absolutely unique. By the end you may be weeping' Elizabeth Strout, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge In Berlin in 1941 during humanity's darkest hour, three unforgettable young women must act with courage and love to survive, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Marriage of Opposites Alice Hoffman. In Berlin, at the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but it's his daughter, Ettie, who offers hope of salvation when she creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Lea. Once Ava is brought to life, she and Lea and Ettie become eternally entwined, their paths fated to cross, their fortunes linked. Lea and Ava travel from Paris, where Lea meets her soulmate, to a convent in western France known for its silver roses; from a school in a mountaintop village where three thousand Jews were saved. Meanwhile, Ettie is in hiding, waiting to become the fighter she's destined to be. What does it mean to lose your mother? How much can one person sacrifice for love? In a world where evil can be found at every turn, we meet remarkable characters that take us on a stunning journey of loss and resistance, the fantastical and the mortal, in a place where all roads lead past the Angel of Death and love is never ending. Praise for Alice Hoffman: 'A major contribution to twenty-first century literature' Toni Morrisonon The Museum of Extraordinary Things 'A great atmospheric storyteller... Her books are a real pleasure' Kate Atkinson 'Hoffman reminds us with every sentence that words have the power to transport us to alternate worlds, to heal a broken heart, and to tie us irrevocably to the people we love' Jodi Picoult 'Miss Hoffman heals wounds with the gentle touch of an angel' Joseph Heller 'Hoffman... writes with heartbreaking clarity' The Times 'Alice Hoffman is simply brilliant' Daily Mail 'Hoffman knows how to tell a good story' Sunday Times 'Monumental... magical, moving... beautifully written... A genuine masterpiece' Daily Mail on The Dovekeepers 'One of the finest writers of her generation' Newsweek
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27.90 USD

The World That We Knew

by Alice Hoffman
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'I hate and I love. You may wonder why I do that.' In an extraordinary tour-de-force Frederic Raphael, the acclaimed novelist, screenwriter and critic, imagines the life of that most passionate and outspoken Roman poet, Gaius Valerius Catullus, the ill-used young lover of Lesbia, his married mistress, the wife of ...
A Thousand Kisses
'I hate and I love. You may wonder why I do that.' In an extraordinary tour-de-force Frederic Raphael, the acclaimed novelist, screenwriter and critic, imagines the life of that most passionate and outspoken Roman poet, Gaius Valerius Catullus, the ill-used young lover of Lesbia, his married mistress, the wife of a powerful consul. Catullus meets, charms and clashes with Julius Caesar, Cicero, Publius Clodius and other contenders for fame and fortune in the last, bloody decades of the Roman republic. The narrative of the poet's life and loves, including his affair with a young male contemporary and his view of Caesar and his contemporaries, is intercut with new, sharp translations of his erotic and satirical poems. Catullus was one of the the greatest Roman lyric poets - who lived fast and died young. Prized by some for his sincerity and chastised by others for crudeness he has influenced generations of writers and thinkers from Ovid, Horace and Virgil to Thornton Wilder and Louis MacNiece. 'Crossing the Rubicon, jaundiced divide, decisive dribble, I was on my way past more dried, perhaps still drying, blood and wormy guts than I chose to think about, minded only to make my mark in Rome, armed with a satchel of words.'
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20.91 USD

A Thousand Kisses

by Frederic Raphael
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Collection of short stories dealing with topics such as bullying, love, and many other topics. The collection is also a combination of an autobiography and fiction. many of the stories are taken directly from Foster Evans life while others are inspired by events in his life. Cliff the main story ...
Cliff and Other Stories
Collection of short stories dealing with topics such as bullying, love, and many other topics. The collection is also a combination of an autobiography and fiction. many of the stories are taken directly from Foster Evans life while others are inspired by events in his life. Cliff the main story deals with a boy named Marcus and his relationship to life and another boy named Cliff.
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33.92 USD

Cliff and Other Stories

by foster evans
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Chris is tired of the same old holiday traditions. Separated this season from her usual family routines and stuck in her job as a croupier at a local casino, she looks for a break from the norm - something to keep the spirit of the holidays alive. She finds an ...
The Christmas Gamble
Chris is tired of the same old holiday traditions. Separated this season from her usual family routines and stuck in her job as a croupier at a local casino, she looks for a break from the norm - something to keep the spirit of the holidays alive. She finds an unlikely opportunity to renew her Christmas cheer through a random social media post. And an unlikely person just happens to be watching.... 'The Christmas Gamble' first appeared in 2018 as first place in the Heart & Mind Press holiday story contest.
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17.06 USD

The Christmas Gamble

by Matt J McGee
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In this brand new Courtney Series novel by bestselling author, Wilbur Smith, comes an epic story of tragedy, loss, betrayal and courage that brings the reader deep into the seething heart of the French and Indian War. 1754. Inseparable since birth and growing up in India, Theo and Connie Courtney ...
Ghost Fire
In this brand new Courtney Series novel by bestselling author, Wilbur Smith, comes an epic story of tragedy, loss, betrayal and courage that brings the reader deep into the seething heart of the French and Indian War. 1754. Inseparable since birth and growing up in India, Theo and Connie Courtney are torn apart by the tragic death of their parents. Theo, wracked with guilt, seeks salvation in combat and conflict, joining the British in the war against the French and Indian army. Connie, believing herself abandoned by her brother, and abused and brutalised by a series of corrupt guardians, makes her way to France, where she is welcomed into high society. Here, she once again finds herself at the mercy of vicious men, whose appetite for war and glory lead her to the frontlines of the French battlefield in North America. As the siblings find their destinies converging once more, they realise that the vengeance and redemption they both desperately seek could cost them their lives . . .
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25.75 USD

Ghost Fire

by Tom Harper, Wilbur Smith
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Kennedy Karl Kilpatrick grew up in a world of privilege. As an only child, he believed he was entitled to everything and anything he wanted. His parents found themselves too late in their attempts to discipline their son.Ken loved being in the spotlight and often bragged how great he was. ...
Believe Me: The Story of a Narcissist
Kennedy Karl Kilpatrick grew up in a world of privilege. As an only child, he believed he was entitled to everything and anything he wanted. His parents found themselves too late in their attempts to discipline their son.Ken loved being in the spotlight and often bragged how great he was. His family, on the other hand, preferred to be left alone. When he decided to run for president, his wife and children feared the worst.
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31.30 USD

Believe Me: The Story of a Narcissist

by Lady Tracilyn George
Hardback
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From the author of the number one international bestseller The History of Bees, a captivating new novel about the threat of a worldwide water shortage as seen through the eyes of a father and daughter. In 2019, seventy-year-old Signe sets out on a hazardous voyage to cross an entire ocean ...
The End of the Ocean
From the author of the number one international bestseller The History of Bees, a captivating new novel about the threat of a worldwide water shortage as seen through the eyes of a father and daughter. In 2019, seventy-year-old Signe sets out on a hazardous voyage to cross an entire ocean in only a sailboat. She is haunted by the loss of the love of her life, and is driven by a singular and all-consuming mission to make it back to him. In 2041, David flees with his young daughter, Lou, from a war-torn Southern Europe plagued by drought. They have been separated from their rest of their family and are on a desperate search to reunite with them once again, when they find Signe's abandoned sailboat in a parched French garden, miles away from the nearest shore. As David and Lou discover personal effects from Signe's travels, their journey of survival and hope weaves together with Signe's, forming a heartbreaking, inspiring story about the power of nature and the human spirit in this second novel from the author of the spectacular and deeply moving (New York Times bestselling author Lisa See) The History of Bees. Praise for The History of Bees: 'Fans of Cloud Atlas and Never Let Me Go will love The History of Bees' Good Housekeeping 'Dystopian and electric, this book is set to blow minds everywhere' Stylist 'Haunting and poignant ... an important and wonderful book' Dave Goulson, bestselling author of Bee Quest 'Spectacular and deeply moving. Lunde has elegantly woven together a tale of science and science fiction, dystopia and hope, and the trials of the individual and the strengths of family' Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author 'Such is the genius of debut novelist Maja Lunde that her tale of three eras-the long past, the tenuous present and the biologically damned future-is strung on the fragile hope of the survival of bees' Jacquelyn Mitchard, New York Times bestselling author 'As a lover of honeybees and a fan of speculative fiction, I was doubly smitten by The History of Bees. Maja Lunde's novel is an urgent reminder of how much our survival depends on those remarkable insects. It is also a gripping account of how-despite the cruelest losses-humanity may abide and individual families can heal' Jean Hegland, author of Into the Forest 'By turns devastating and hopeful, The History of Beesresonates powerfully with our most pressing environmental concerns. Following three separate but interconnected timelines, Lunde shows us the past, the present, and a terrifying future in a riveting story as complex as a honeycomb' Bryn Greenwood, New York Times bestselling author 'Here is a story that is sweeping in scope but intimate in detail' Laura McBride, author of We Are Called to Rise
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23.70 USD

The End of the Ocean

by Maja Lunde
Hardback
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The UNMISSABLE brand new novel from Rachel Hore, Sunday Times bestselling author of LAST LETTER HOME, a 2018 Richard and Judy Book club pick 'A gorgeous and deeply absorbing story' TRACY REES A young mother's sacrifice. A child's desperate search for the truth . . .London, 1917 When nineteen-year-old Alice ...
The Love Child
The UNMISSABLE brand new novel from Rachel Hore, Sunday Times bestselling author of LAST LETTER HOME, a 2018 Richard and Judy Book club pick 'A gorgeous and deeply absorbing story' TRACY REES A young mother's sacrifice. A child's desperate search for the truth . . .London, 1917 When nineteen-year-old Alice Copeman becomes pregnant, she is forced by her father and stepmother to give up the baby. She simply cannot be allowed to bring shame upon her family. But all Alice can think about is the small, kitten-like child she gave away, and she mourns the father, a young soldier, so beloved, who will never have the chance to know his daughter. Edith and Philip Burns, a childless couple, yearn for a child of their own. When they secretly adopt a baby girl, Irene, their life together must surely be complete. Irene grows up knowing that she is different from other children, but no one will tell her the full truth. Putting hopes of marriage and children behind her, Alice embarks upon a pioneering medical career, striving to make her way in a male-dominated world. Meanwhile, Irene struggles to define her own life, eventually leaving her Suffolk home to find work in London. As two extraordinary stories intertwine across two decades, will secrets long-buried at last come to light? Brilliantly evoking the changing attitudes of the time, The Love Child is a novel about love, family, separation, despair and hope, full of tenderness and deep feeling. 'Simply stunning . . . I savoured every moment of this moving story of love, loss and, ultimately, forgiveness. The Love Child is an absolutely beautiful book' DINAH JEFFERIES 'This tender account, spanning two generations, reveals how the loss affects mother and child across the years. A story that stirs the deepest emotions' WOMAN & HOME 'A poignant story, rich in period detail' SUNDAY MIRROR 'An emotive and thought-provoking read . . . My heart went out to both these two women as they faced such difficult personal decisions that would change their lives forever' ROSANNA LEY 'I really enjoyed this book. Hore tackles difficult subjects with a clever, light touch and a sunny positivity. Her women are brave and good and you desperately want them to win' DAILY MAIL 'A novel that stirs the deepest emotions' WOMAN 'Rachel's stories are always absorbing and intricately woven and The Love Child is no exception. This is a wonderfully moving tale of love and loss, hope and eventual reconciliation, and I very much enjoyed it' BARBARA ERSKINE 'I found her writing warm, compassionate in this story about one girl's search for her true identity amidst the secrets and dynamics of her adopted family. It had a realism about the poignancy of illegitimacy in this pre-war setting' LEAH FLEMING 'The Love Child is a hugely compelling, poignant and moving read. Rachel has great skill as a storyteller and readers are sure to be engrossed and swept away by her clever double-stranded tale' JANE JOHNSON
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23.70 USD

The Love Child

by Rachel Hore
Hardback
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When fishermen Bolivar and Hector set sail from their South American village, they soon find themselves cast adrift in the Pacific Ocean by a sudden storm. As the days pass and no rescue materialises, the two men must come to terms with each other, and with their environment, if they ...
Beyond the Sea
When fishermen Bolivar and Hector set sail from their South American village, they soon find themselves cast adrift in the Pacific Ocean by a sudden storm. As the days pass and no rescue materialises, the two men must come to terms with each other, and with their environment, if they are to survive. Part gripping survival story, part fearless existential parable, Beyond the Sea is a meditation on what it means to be a man, a friend, a father and a sinner in our fallen world, a powerful and redemptive novel from a master of lyrical prose.
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18.12 USD

Beyond the Sea

by Paul Lynch
Hardback
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The Dark Side is a powerful and unsettling novel of motherhood, loss and the innocence of childhood from the world's favourite storyteller, and global bestselling author Danielle Steel. Zoe Morgan was just ten years old when her life changed forever. Her sister, Rose, died of a rare illness, her parents ...
The Dark Side
The Dark Side is a powerful and unsettling novel of motherhood, loss and the innocence of childhood from the world's favourite storyteller, and global bestselling author Danielle Steel. Zoe Morgan was just ten years old when her life changed forever. Her sister, Rose, died of a rare illness, her parents turned into people she didn't know, and Zoe's lonely childhood drove her to excel in her studies. As a graduate of Yale, Zoe takes a leave of absence from medical school to work in a shelter for abused children in New York, where she meets well-known child advocacy attorney, Austin Roberts. Austin is bowled over by her beauty, brains and talent. He is her first love and the man she marries. Austin and Zoe have a perfect life and, after the birth of their longed-for daughter Jaime, Zoe knows that the aching void she had lived through for twenty-four years is finally complete. But it is only then that the true impact of Rose's death all those years ago affects their lives in a way that nobody could ever have imagined.
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26.49 USD

The Dark Side

by Danielle Steel
Hardback
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*** THE BRAND NEW STANDALONE NOVEL FROM THE MASTER OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE *** 'Confirms Nicci French as the giant of the genre, upon whose shoulders other writers stand' Erin Kelly 'French, the pseudonymous couple who single-handedly revamped the psychological thriller in the 1990s, show they remain as expert at suspense, ...
The Lying Room
*** THE BRAND NEW STANDALONE NOVEL FROM THE MASTER OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE *** 'Confirms Nicci French as the giant of the genre, upon whose shoulders other writers stand' Erin Kelly 'French, the pseudonymous couple who single-handedly revamped the psychological thriller in the 1990s, show they remain as expert at suspense, plot and the psychology of stressed heroines' Sunday Times 'The Lying Room is a return to their roots, and oh boy, is it a good one... With its terrifying premise - how easy it is for an ordinary woman to find herself faced with evil - The Lying Room isn't merely a return to the form of Nicci French's earlier chillers - it's even better' Observer 'It's Nicci French perfection - which, as we all know, is the best kind of perfection. So, so gripping and brilliantly clued' Sophie Hannah 'The Lying Room reasserts Nicci French as the master of duplicity, suspense and sleight of hand' Sam Baker 'The hook of The Lying Room is chilling: a woman discovers the dead body of a man she knows and doesn't tell a soul. From the very first page, Nicci French remains one step ahead of us as we race to unpick Neve Connolly's deadly tangle. Expertly paced, psychologically sharp, thoroughly enjoyable' Louise Candlish 'You know a book's gripping when you sneak away at any opportunity to read it. Meticulously plotted, psychologically astute' Sarah Vaughan 'This book is a pure adrenaline rush!' Jenny Colgan Neve Connolly looks down at a murdered man. She doesn't call the police. 'You know, it's funny,' Detective Inspector Hitching said. 'Whoever I see, they keep saying, talk to Neve Connolly, she'll know. She's the one people talk to, she's the one people confide in.' A trusted colleague and friend. A mother. A wife. Neve Connolly is all these things. She has also made mistakes; some small, some unconsciously done, some large, some deliberate. She is only human, after all. But now one mistake is spiralling out of control and Neve is bringing those around her into immense danger. She can't tell the truth. So how far is she prepared to go to protect those she loves? And who does she really know? And who can she trust? A liar. A cheat. A threat. Neve Connolly is all these things. Could she be a murderer? Praise for Nicci French: 'Too few novelists can combine this level of page-turning suspense with character care and pin-sharp prose' Erin Kelly, bestselling author of He Said/She Said 'Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition' Sophie Hannah 'Stunning' Clare Mackintosh 'A multi-layered plot that keeps you guessing until the final page' Jane Corry 'Fabulous, unsettling and riveting' Louise Penny on Blue Monday 'Masterful' Sabine Durrant 'The best crime novels combine great writing, compelling storylines, and memorable characters. You get all of that in a Nicci French, but you also get something more: a deep insight into what it means to be human, and how to live with pain and loss' Cara Hunter 'Tension-filled, addictive and taut, with beautifully-drawn characters I won't forget. Nicci French just gets better and better' Laura Marshall, bestselling author of Friend Request 'A masterclass' Jane Casey 'Utterly addictive' The Independent 'A vivid, finely crafted performance' Guardian 'Brilliantly crafted . . . masterly control of suspense' Daily Mirror 'Tense, frightening, gripping' Easy Living 'Dark, nerve-tingling and addictive' Daily Express 'Magnificent' Evening Standard 'French leads the field' Sunday Express 'Nail-biting'Marie Claire 'Ingenious' Daily Telegraph
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19.31 USD

The Lying Room

by Nicci French
Hardback
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The year is 1973. An Egyptian historian, Dr. Shukri, pursues a year of non-degree graduate studies in Moscow, the presumed heart of the socialist utopia. Through his eyes, the reader receives a guided tour of the sordid stagnation of Brezhnev-era Soviet life: intra-Soviet ethnic tensions; Russian retirees unable to afford ...
Ice
The year is 1973. An Egyptian historian, Dr. Shukri, pursues a year of non-degree graduate studies in Moscow, the presumed heart of the socialist utopia. Through his eyes, the reader receives a guided tour of the sordid stagnation of Brezhnev-era Soviet life: intra-Soviet ethnic tensions; Russian retirees unable to afford a tin of meat; a trio of drunks splitting a bottle of vodka on the sidewalk; a Kirgiz roommate who brings his Russian girlfriend to live in his four-person dormitory room; black-marketeering Arab embassy officials; liberated but insecure Russian women; and Arab students' debates about the geographically distant October 1973 War. Shukri records all this in the same numbly factual style familiar to fans of Sonallah Ibrahim's That Smell, punctuating it with the only redeeming sources of beauty available: classical music LPs, newly acquired Russian vocabulary, achingly beautiful women, and strong Georgian tea. Based on Ibrahim's own experience studying at the All-Russian Institute of Cinematography in Moscow from 1971 to 1973, Ice offers a powerful exploration of Arab confusion, Soviet dysfunction, and the fragility of leftist revolutionary ideals.
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16.93500000 USD

Ice

by Sonallah Ibrahim
Hardback
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This question leads a young, privileged journalist to Ah Hock's door. While the victim has been mourned and the killer has served time for the crime, Ah Hock's motive remains unclear, even to himself. His vivid confession unfurls over extensive interviews with the journalist, herself a local whose life has ...
We, the Survivors: A Novel
This question leads a young, privileged journalist to Ah Hock's door. While the victim has been mourned and the killer has served time for the crime, Ah Hock's motive remains unclear, even to himself. His vivid confession unfurls over extensive interviews with the journalist, herself a local whose life has taken a very different course. The process forces both the speaker and his listener to reckon with systems of power, race, and class in a place where success is promised to all yet delivered only to its lucky heirs. An uncompromising portrait of an outsider navigating a society in transition, Tash Aw's anti-nostalgic tale, We the Survivors, holds its tension to the very end. In the wake of loss and destruction, hope is among the survivors.
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21.26000000 USD

We, the Survivors: A Novel

by Tash Aw
Hardback
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'Louise Doughty leads her unnerved readers into dark territory.' Hilary Mantel. 'Utterly mesmerizing, with the pace of a thriller and a sense of profound mystery in the most ordinary of settings. I was hooked from its start to its nerve-racking, surprising finish.' Deborah Moggach The new novel from Sunday Times ...
Platform Seven
'Louise Doughty leads her unnerved readers into dark territory.' Hilary Mantel. 'Utterly mesmerizing, with the pace of a thriller and a sense of profound mystery in the most ordinary of settings. I was hooked from its start to its nerve-racking, surprising finish.' Deborah Moggach The new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Louise Doughty Platform Seven at 4am: Peterborough Railway Station is deserted. The man crossing the covered walkway on this freezing November morning is confident he's alone. As he sits on the metal bench at the far end of the platform it is clear his choice is strategic - he's as far away from the night staff as he can get. What the man doesn't realise is that he has company. Lisa Evans knows what he has decided. She knows what he is about to do as she tries and fails to stop him walking to the platform edge. Two deaths on Platform Seven. Two fatalities in eighteen months - surely they're connected? No one is more desperate to understand what connects them than Lisa Evans herself. After all, she was the first of the two to die..
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20.91 USD

Platform Seven

by Louise Doughty
Hardback
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A college student spends an evening out, unwittingly attracting the attention of various men whose paths she crosses. One in particular, an upperclassman who has been nursing a crush on her for some time, has chosen this night to make his true feelings known. Will the two come together, or ...
The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl
A college student spends an evening out, unwittingly attracting the attention of various men whose paths she crosses. One in particular, an upperclassman who has been nursing a crush on her for some time, has chosen this night to make his true feelings known. Will the two come together, or will this girl just keep on walking...?
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15.75000000 USD

The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

by Tomihiko Morimi
Hardback
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