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Albright, Madeleine K.|Albright, Madeleine Korbel|Woodward, Bill Madam Secretary: A Memoir MacMillan Madeleine Albright is one of the most deeply admired women of our time, and the first female in our nation’s history to achieve the title Secretary of State. For eight years during the first and second Clinton terms, she was privy to some of the most fascinating and controversial episodes in memory. Now, in this outspoken memoir, Madeleine Albright shares her personal story, and provides an insider’s look into the White House and world affairs during an era of unprecedented change. From a difficult start as a political refugee from Czechoslovakia, Albright went on to become a tireless advocate of civil and women’s rights, and pursued a life in politics that ultimately landed her in the upper stratosphere of diplomacy and policy-making in her adopted country. Refreshingly candid, Madam Secretary brings to life the world leaders Albright worked with intimately in her years of service, and the battles she fought to prove her worth in a male-dominated arena. We also get to know Albright, the private woman: her life raising three daughters, the painful breakup of her marriage, and the discovery late in life of her own Jewish background and that her grandparents had died in concentration
Allen, Charlotte Vale Mixed Emotions Severn House Publishers Twenty-two-year-old Margot Seaton meets Paul Rayburn at a party. He is six years older, funny, impulsive, and charming. She’s immediately taken by his role-playing, his funny voices and accents, his whimsy. And in a spur-of-the-moment decision, agrees to marry him only days after they meet.<br><br>Ignoring the small voice in her head that urges caution, and ignoring all the good advice her parents ever gave her, she begins a life with a man she scarcely knows.<br><br>Initially, it’s fun. But then Paul begins dictating the terms of her life, where she can and cannot go, what she should and shouldn’t do. She must pay — initially in small but upsetting ways — for what she wants. But as time goes by, the payments evolve into ever worse acts of abuse.<br><br>Margot is being harmed, physically and emotionally, and she’s too ashamed and too frightened to confide in her parents. So the assaults continue, growing worse with the passage of time. Until, finally, fearing for her life and with the support of her parents, Margot runs.<br><br>She finds work keeping house for Cameron Harley and his father Claude. It is a surprising and ill-kept sanctuary where Margot gradually rediscovers herself and her ability to trust others. Follows GENTLE STRANGER.
Archer, Jeffrey As the Crow Flies HarperCollins Written by the author of Kane and Abel, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less, A Matter of Honour and the collection of short stories A Twist in the Tale, this novel follows the story of Charlie Trumper’s rise from East End costermonger to department store magnate.
Atkinson, Kate When Will There Be Good News?: Black Swan In rural Devon, six-year-old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime.<br><br>Thirty years later the man convicted of the crime is released from prison.<br><br>In Edinburgh, sixteen-year-old Reggie works as a nanny for a G.P. But Dr Hunter has gone missing and Reggie seems to be the only person who is worried.<br><br>Across town, Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe is also looking for a missing person, unaware that hurtling towards her is an old friend — Jackson Brodie — himself on a journey that becomes fatally interrupted.
Bagley, Desmond Vivero Letter, The Fontana
Bagshawe, Tilly Fame HarperTorch The raw, sexual beauty of Sabrina Leon demands the attention of all who come into contact with her. Plucked from obscurity at the age of 17 she’s the new darling of the film scene, bagging lead roles in the hottest blockbusters. But Sabrina Leon has a problem. There’s a YouTube sensation that’s set to destroy everything she’s fought for.
Bateman, Colin Chapter and Verse Headline Writer Ivan Connor is desperate. His publisher has turned down his wonderful new novel, his agent is out of ideas, and the only person to turn up at his latest reading is his mum. He’s deeply jealous of the marketable Francesca Brady, a hugely successful author of fat romantic books for fat romantic people, whose expansive hair and bright red lipstick mock him from posters everywhere he goes. He’s also living at home since his marriage broke up, and he’s just collected the wrong child from school.<br><br><br><br>But one night Connor stumbles on a route back to the top, via a beautiful model, two deranged psychopaths, a multi-million pound publishing fraud, true love and utter heartbreak…
Binchy, Maeve Circle of Friends / Silver Wedding Cresset Editions / Random House
Booth, Pat Malibu / Beverly Hills Arrow Books
Botham, Ian|Hayter, Peter Botham: My Autobiography Willow A completely revised and updated edition of the bestselling autobiography of cricketing legend Ian Botham, including his first-hand insight into the 1999/2000 winter tour to South Africa.<br><br><br>Ian Botham’s bestselling autobiography is an intriguing cocktail of sex and drugs allegations, personal upheavals, confrontations with his peers, and remarkable achievements both on and off the field.<br><br><br>From his heroic deeds against the Aussies art Headingly in 1981 through to the dark clouds surrounding the court case with Imran Khan, from battling in the mud for Scunthorpe United FC to walking half the length of the country for Leukaemia Research, it’s all here in this unforgettable story of a truly larger-than-life character.<br><br><br>In an extra chapter for this revised edition, Botham digs deep to unravel the reasons behind the sorry state of English cricket, and provides a compulsive insight into the 1999/2000 winter tour to South Africa where England attempt to recover from a traumatic year under the new leadership of Nasser Hussain.
BRADFORD, BARBARA TAYLOR DANGEROUS TO KNOW HARPERCOLLINS A compelling story of old loves and old secrets.</br>Sebastian, the fifty-six-year-old patriarch of the Locke clan, is handsome, charismatic, a man of immense charm and intelligence. He heads up the philanthropic Locke Foundation, and travels the globe, personally giving away millions a year to the poor, the sick, and the victims of natural disasters and wars. And now, he is dead murdered in mysterious circumstances that have the police at a loss. Who would want to kill the world s greatest philanthropist? Could such an upstanding man have enemies?</br>Vivienne Trent, a glamorous American journalist, met Locke as a child, married him, divorced him, but stayed close to him. Aware that there was another side to this enigmatic man, she sets out to find the truth about his death and about Locke himself.
BRADFORD, BARBARA TAYLOR DANGEROUS TO KNOW LARGE PRINT EDITION Harper Collins
Bragg, Melvyn Time To Dance, A Hodder & Stoughton Ltd Set in England’s Lake District, this novel tells the story of an obsessive love affair between a 54-year-old retired bank manager and a young woman of 18 who comes from a poor and boisterous Irish family.
Brokaw, Tom Greatest Generation, The Random House (NY) “In the spring of 1984, I went to the northwest of France, to Normandy, to prepare an NBC documentary on the 40th anniversary of D-Day, the massive &amp
Brown, Dan Deception Point Corgi Books Rachel Sexton works for the National Reconnaissance Office as an intelligence officer. She is also the daughter of a Senator currently running for President. Her father’s main offensive, and a very popular one, against the incumbent President is to attack the huge amount of NASA funding. Rachel is barely on speaking terms with her father, believing him to be totally corrupt, but is still worried she is being used by the President when he asks her to verify an amazing find by NASA, a find which will settle the arguments about NASA funding for ever.<br><br><br><br><br><br>Reluctantly agreeing to view the find Rachel is whisked off to the North Pole. What she finds once she gets there takes her breath away. However, she quickly learns that nothing is what it seems, and, with two civilian scientists, is soon fleeing for her life. Stranded on an ice berg they are rescued in the nick of time by a nuclear submarine, but once back in the US their attempts to expose the plot show them that they can trust absolutely no one…
Brown, Dan Deception Point Corgi Books Rachel Sexton works for the National Reconnaissance Office as an intelligence officer. She is also the daughter of a Senator currently running for President. Her father’s main offensive, and a very popular one, against the incumbent President is to attack the huge amount of NASA funding. Rachel is barely on speaking terms with her father, believing him to be totally corrupt, but is still worried she is being used by the President when he asks her to verify an amazing find by NASA, a find which will settle the arguments about NASA funding for ever.<br><br><br><br><br><br>Reluctantly agreeing to view the find Rachel is whisked off to the North Pole. What she finds once she gets there takes her breath away. However, she quickly learns that nothing is what it seems, and, with two civilian scientists, is soon fleeing for her life. Stranded on an ice berg they are rescued in the nick of time by a nuclear submarine, but once back in the US their attempts to expose the plot show them that they can trust absolutely no one…
Brown, Dan Da Vinci Code, The Corgi Books Harvard professor Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call while on business in Paris: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered inside the museum. Alongside the body, police have found a series of baffling codes. As Langdon and a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, begin to sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to find a trail that leads to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci – and suggests the answer to a mystery that stretches deep into the vaults of history.
Brown, Dan Angels and Demons Corgi Books When a world renowned scientist is found brutally murdered in a Swiss research facility, a Harvard professor, Robert Langdon, is summoned to identify the mysterious symbol seared onto the dead man’s chest. His baffling conclusion: it is the work of the Illuminati, a secret brotherhood presumed extinct for nearly four hundred years – reborn to continue their bitter vendetta against their sworn enemy, the Catholic church.<br><br>In Rome, the college of cardinals assembles to elect a new pope. Yet somewhere within the walls of the Vatican, an unstoppable bomb of terrifying power relentlessly counts down to oblivion. While the minutes tick away, Langdon joins forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to decipher the labyrinthine trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome to the long-forgotten Illuminati lair – a secret refuge wherein lies the only hope for the Vatican.<br><br>But with each revelation comes another twist, another turn in the plot, which leaves Langdon and Vetra reeling and at the mercy of a seemingly invisible enemy…
Burroughs, Augusten Running with Scissors Picador Augusten Burroughs is the author of the bestselling trilogy, <em>Running with Scissors, Dry,</em> and <em>Lust &amp
Bushnell, Candace|Cussler, Clive|Dirgo, Craig Sex and the City Grand Central Publishing Enter a world where the sometimes shocking and often hilarious mating habits of the privileged are exposed by a true insider. In essays drawn from her witty and sometimes brutally candid column in the New York Observer, Candace Bushnell introduces us to the young and beautiful who travel in packs from parties to bars to clubs. Meet “Carrie,” the quintessential young writer looking for love in all the wrong places…”Mr. Big,” the business tycoon who drifts from one relationship to another…”Samantha Jones,” the fortyish, successful, “testosterone woman” who uses sex like a man…not to mention “Psycho Moms,” “Bicycle Boys,” “International Crazy Girls,” and the rest of the New Yorkers who have inspired one of the most watched TV series of our time. You’ve seen them on HBO, now read the book that started it all…
Clancy, Tom Executive Orders HarperCollins A runaway Jumbo jet has crashed into the Capitol Building in Washington, leaving the President dead along with most of the Cabinet and Congress. Dazed a confused, the man who only minutes before was confirmed as the new caretaker Vice-President is told that he is now President of the United States.<p>President John Patrick Ryan</p><p>But how do you run a government with out a government? Where do you begin? Ryan knows that the eyes of the world are on him now – and many of them are unfriendly. In Beijing, in Tehran and even in Washington, there are those eager to take advantage. Soon they will make their moves
Clancy, Tom Without Remorse Harper Collins It is 1970. Navy SEAL John Kelly meets a woman who will change his life forever. She has recently escaped from a nightmare world of unimaginable suffering, yet before they can plan a future together, the horrors of her past snatch her from him.
Clancy, Tom Cardinal of the Kremlin, The HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Another thriller about international espionage by the author of The Hunt for Red October, Red Storm Rising and Patriot Games. The superpower arms negotiations appear to be making progress, but a US spy satellite reveals that the Soviets are building a massive laser-defence system.
Cleary, Frances|Cleary, Francs Sainsbury’s pasta sauces Martin Books
Coleridge, Nicholas Godchildren Orion On a luxurious Balinese island, the charismatic tycoon Marcus Brand entertains his six godchildren. By the end of the weekend, secrets will be revealed that will change everybody’s life, a climax to the web of lies and betrayals spun over the course of thirty years. The godchildren are Charlie – the aristocratic Old Etonian, who’s fascinated and enthralled by Marcus’s wealth and who devotes his life to securing an inheritance
Collier, Catrin Tiger Bay Blues Orion Publishing Pontypridd 1930. At 18 Edyth is the plain, intelligent one of Harry and Sali Evans’s five daughters, until a chance meeting with handsome curate Peter Slater throws her life into turmoil. Head over heels in love, she sacrifices her own ambitions of a college education and career, and defies her parents’ opposition so she can help Peter realize his dream of running his own parish. The church sends Peter to Butetown, a dockland area of Cardiff, commonly known as Tiger Bay. There Edyth and Peter encounter rich cultures from all corners of the world, cultures that flourish despite desperate poverty and depression. It is a society where creed, language, and the color of a family’s skin doesn’t matter—as long as the borders that separate Tiger Bay from the city aren’t crossed. Then Edyth discovers exactly why her parents were so opposed to her marriage—Peter has a dark secret that has not only blighted his life but also hers. It is a secret that threatens to destroy her love and their marriage.
Connelly, Michael Angels Flight Orion When the body of high profile black lawyer Howard Elias is found inside one of the cars on Angels Flight, a funicular railway in downtown LA, there’s not a detective in the city who’ll touch the case.<br><br>Murdered on the eve of a lawsuit on behalf of Michael Harris, Elia’s speciality was prosecuting cases of police brutality, corruption and racism. Like every other cop, Harry Bosch believed Harris guilty as accused of the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl. Elia’s civil action was supposed to expose the LAPD and reveal the real killer. Now it’s all down to Bosch – and it means digging deep into a minefield of suspicion and hate buried in his own backyard.
Connolly, John Every Dead Thing Hodder & Stoughton Tormented by guilt over the brutal slaying of his wife and daughter, Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker, ex-cop with the NYPD, agrees to find a missing girl. The search leads him into an abyss of evil and he is warned that The Travelling Man will strike again.
Connolly, John Killing Kind, The Not Avail Did Grace Peltier commit suicide? When a mass grave in northern Maine reveals the final resting place of a religious community that disappeared 40 years ago, private detective Charlie Parker realises that their deaths are part of the same mystery.
Connor, Alexandra Sixpenny Winner, The HarperCollins Publishers Ltd Saga set in Lancashire, following the fortunes of the family who run The Sixpenny Winner pub
Cookson, Catherine Year Of The Virgins, The Corgi It had never been the best of marriages and over recent years it had become effectively a marriage in name and outward appearance only. Yet, in the autumn of 1960, Winifred and Daniel Coulson presented an acceptable facade to the outside world, for Daniel had prospered sufficiently to allow them to live at Wearcill House, a mansion situated in the most favoured outskirt of the Tyneside town of Fellburn.<br><br>Of their children, it was Donald on whom Winifred doted to the point of obsession, and now he was to be married, Winifred’s prime concern was whether Donald was entering wedlock with an unbesmirched purity of body and spirit, for amidst the strange workings of her mind much earlier conceptions of morality and the teachings of the Church held sway.<br><br>There was something potentially explosive just below the surface of life at Wearcill House, but when that explosion came it was in a totally unforeseeable and devastating form, plunging the Coulsons into an excoriating series of crises out of which would come both good and evil, as well as the true significance of The Year of the Virgins . . .
Cookson, Catherine Bonny Dawn, The Corgi For seventeen-year-old Brid Stevens, the day began with such promise. At four o’clock on a summer morning, her alarm clock roused her from a dream-filled sleep, for she had an appointment to keep with Joe Lloyd, whom she had met at the weekly dance, on the cliff-top at Stockwell Hill overlooking the sea. Joe was not the usual sort to frequent the dance-hall, she thought, and he had made the prospect of their watching the sun come up more exciting than anything she could previously recall. And so it proved to be. But upon her return home, where she lived with her parents and her brother, all hell was let loose. Harry Palmer was also there, fresh from telling his tale of the lovers’ tryst he said he had witnessed. Brid and Joe, he claimed, had spent the night together, there on the cliff-top.<br><br>In the afternoon, by previous arrangement, she made her way to the beach, from where she and Joe were to go swimming, but her arrival was to be in the aftermath of violence, for Joe, she discovered, had also suffered, this time at the hands of those who envied him. What was to occur after that would bring the day to a horrifying end, as family and friends of all concerned displayed their prejudices and made their own judgements.<br><br>The events of this powerful novel, set on the Northumbrian coast in the 1960s, take place over one day, a day during which everyone involved discovers that the consequences of an innocent meeting between two young people are far more significant than the event itself. The Bonny Dawn is a remarkable tour-de-force by Britain’s most popular novelist.
Cookson, Catherine Man Who Cried, The CORGI BOOKS Abel Mason was a kind-hearted man whose fate was interwoven with the conflicting lives of four women.  There was Lena, his shrewish wife
Cookson, Catherine Harrogate Secret, The Corgi Young Frederick Musgrave was never more agile than when navigating his sculler across the waters of the Tyne between the busy seaports of North and South Shields in 1843. Already his services were in demand as a carrier of messages and certain small packages for those whose activities made them the target of the Customs and Excise men.<br><br>As well as agile, Freddie was also reckoned to be lucky, but on such a night as brought him to The Towers, the home of Mr Roderick Gallagher, both luck and courage were to be tested to the limit.<br><br>From that night on, things really began to happen to Freddie, and the best of them came when he gained the friendship and patronage of Miss Maggie Hewitt, who was to play a major role in shaping his life and fortunes. But he would still need all his luck and resourcefulness to escape the long shadow cast by Roderick Gallagher, whose power and influence threatened all who crossed his path . . .
Cookson, Catherine Garment, The Corgi
Cookson, Catherine Black Candle, The Corgi Bridget Dean Mordaunt was a woman of consequence in her own part of the world. Inheriting her father’s businesses at the age of nineteen, by the time she was twenty-three in 1880, she was running them as confidently as any man. Yet the path destiny required her to follow was not an easy one. Her feckless cousin Victoria became infatuated with Lionel Filmore, the fortune-hunting elder son of an old but impoverished family living in the decayed grandeur of Grove House. Bridget had no illusions about Lionel, but Victoria’s happiness was paramount to her.<br><br>So a pattern began to form that would shape the lives of generations to come, a pattern of some good and some great evil, but all of it inexorably linking Bridget ever more closely with the Filmores and their house.<br><br><em>The Black Candle</em> displays all of Catherine Cookson’s narrative skills and shrewd perception of human strengths and frailties which have established her as our most widely-read and best-loved novelist.
Cookson, Catherine Blind Miller, The Unknown
Cookson, Catherine Feathers In The Fire Corgi Davie Armstrong watched as his master, Angus McBain, thrashed young Molly Geary for refusing to name the man who had dishonoured her. And yet, not an hour later, Davie saw the two of them alone in the malthouse, and Molly was acting like a whore on market day. In a whirl of disbelieving rage he overheard McBain’s plan – to let him, Davie, take the blame and marry Molly, to give the child a name. And he was not alone in witnessing the scene, for with him was Angus’ daughter Jane, Davie’s staunch ally.<br><br><br><br><br><br>But it was the birth of McBain’s true son Amos that unleashed the course of actions that resulted in viplence and tragedy. Born with no legs and emotionally crippled, Amos would wield power of frightening intensity and bring disaster to all at Cock Shield Farm . . .
Cookson, Catherine House Divided, A Corgi At the end of the Second World War, Matthew Wallingham returns to his family home, blinded by his injuries and uncertain about his future. There he finds his father ill, his mother obviously unhappy, and his brother, who has made a success of running the farm on the family’s estate during the war years, resentful that Matthew should think he can now offer help.<br><br>Forced to realise that his plans for the future are not going to work, Matthew starts to look for a new career. He finds himself becoming dependent on Liz – his nurse and, increasingly, the focus of all his thoughts and hopes. But Liz herself has a shadow hanging over her that will bring a terrifying violence into the Wallingham’s family life…<br><br>Set in the aftermath of the Second World War, <em>A House Divided</em> encompasses the social change taking place and the pains and pleasures of the brave new world of peace.
Cookson, Catherine Menagerie, The Corgi The Broadhursts were a mining family and, to outsiders, they appeared to be happy, loyal and united. But it was Jinny – wife, mother, sister – who held them together. Her pride and her strength prevented their fears and hates from overwhelming them.<br><br>There was Jack, her younger son, trapped into marrying a shrew
Cookson, Catherine|Bravo, María Antonia Bel THE LADY ON MY LEFT CORGI BOOKS Alison Read, orphaned at the age of two, had for some years lived and worked with Paul Aylmer, her appointed guardian. Paul, an experienced antiques dealer whose business thrived in the south-coast town of Sealock, had come to rely on Alison, who had quickly learned the trade. But when he asked her to value the contents of
Cookson, Catherine|COOKSON, CATHERINE. Heritage Of Folly CORGI
Cookson, Catherine|Trust, Catherine Cookson Charitable Maggie Rowan Corgi Describing the worries and hardships of life in a Durham mining village, this book features Maggie Rowan’s consuming jealousy at her sister’s good fortune in marrying a long established family friend. Beneath Maggie’s forbidding exterior is a desire to be loved.
Coonts, Stephen Wages Of Sin Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) Stephen Coonts returns with a brand new thriller and a whole new kind of hero…Tommy Carmellini was the best burglar in the business. He was so good that most of his victims took weeks to find out they’d been robbed. But even the best slip up and they got him in the end. But then Tommy was given a choice. Go to prison or work for the CIA. State penitentiary or Langley? No choice at all. Carmellini is sent to guard a remote farmhouse where a star KGB defector is being debriefed. But when he gets there, a ruthless team of commandos are slaughtering everyone in sight…
Cooper, Jilly Wicked! Corgi At Bagley Hall, a notoriously wild, but increasingly academic, independent, crammed with the children of the famous, trouble is afoot. The ambitious and fatally attractive headmaster, Hengist Brett-Taylor, hatches a plan to share the facilities of his school with Larkminster Comprehensive – known locally, as ‘Larks’. His reasons for doing so are purely financial, but he is encouraged by the opportunities the scheme gives him for frequent meetings with Janna Curtis, the dynamic new head of Larks, who has been drafted in to save what is a fast-sinking school from closure. Janna is young, pretty, enthusiastic and vastly brave – and she will do anything to rescue her demoralised, run-down and cash-strapped school.<br><br>Neither parents nor staff of either school are too keen on this radical move, although some can see the possible financial advantages. For the students, however, it offers great opportunities to get up to even more mayhem than usual.
Corbett, Val|Pollard, Eve|Hopkirk, Joyce Splash BCA A story about 3 successful women who share everything except perhaps men. Witty, perceptive and warm, SPLASH is the story of power struggles between men and women, of unexpected love and the hurt of betrayal. Above all, it is the story of a friendship, the kind of friendship its three authors have known and treasured throughout their working lives. No woman who has ever had – or been – a friend should miss it.
Cornwell, Bernard Sharpe’s Havoc Harper Collins Publishers <em>The new Richard Sharpe adventure</em><br><br>It is the spring of 1809 and a small British army is stranded when the French invade northern Portugal. Sharpe is cut off and tries to fight his way back to the British lines but instead is led into treacherous danger.<br><br>When the future Duke of Wellington arrives to take command, he immediately mounts his own counter-attack. Sharpe becomes he hunter instead of the hunted. Amidst the wreckage of a defeated army, in the storm lashed hills of he Portuguese frontier, Sharpe takes a terrible revenge.<br><br><em> Sharpe’s Havoc</em> is a classic Sharpe story, with Richard Sharpe in fighting form in the company of Sergeant Patrick Harper, Captain Hogan and Sharpe’s beloved Greenjackets.<br><br><em><strong>Sharpe’s Havoc</strong> is the best Sharpe novel for a long time and may even be the best of all</em> – <strong>Evening Standard</strong>
CRAIS, ROBERT Demolition Angel ORION (AN IMPRINT OF THE ORION PUBLISHING GROUP LT
Culver, Chris Outsider, The Sphere <em>Ash Rashid returns in this new novel from</em> New York Times <em>bestselling writer Chris Culver, author of</em> The Abbey<em>–the runaway bestseller with a million copies sold to date.</em> <br><br>Indianapolis Detective Ash Rashid isn’t the sort of man who lets rules stand in the way of the pursuit of justice. But his work has taken a toll on him professionally and emotionally, and after twelve years in uniform–he wants out. That changes, though, when the mother of one of his daughter’s friends is murdered in front of her home–a crime that members of his department would seemingly rather ignore than investigate. Ash launches an inquiry and quickly becomes entangled in a case involving a dangerous mix of election-year politics, crime, and street justice. What he finds may have repercussions for the entire city . . .
Currie, Edwina Ambassador, The Little, Brown Book Group In the Europe of 100 years from now, the European Union is the supreme leader of the free world. Ambassador Bill Strether is sent by the US President to the UK to represent his country, where fundamentalists have banned the medical advances in genetic cloning taken for granted in his new home. Although he harbors doubts about its ethics, he finds the official genetic program breathtaking and impossible to condemn.
Davies, John Everyman’s Book Of Nonsense Everyman Ltd
Deaver, Jeffery Speaking in Tongues Hodder & Stoughton Former lawyer Tate Collier’s idyllic life is shattered when Aaron Matthews appears. Matthews, formerly a brilliant evangelistic preacher, now a killer, has targeted Tate, his enigmatic teenage daughter and his ex-wife Bett for biblical revenge.
Deighton, Len Goodbye Mickey Mouse Harper In Goodbye Mickey Mouse Len Deighton has written his best novel yet: a brilliant, multi-dimensional picture of what it is to be at war… and what it was to be in love in the England of 1944.<br><br><br>Goodbye Mickey Mouse is Deighton’s fourteenth novel and a vivid evocation of wartime England, the story of a group of American fighter pilots flying escort missions over Germany in the winter of 1943-4.<br><br><br>At the centre of the novel are two young men: the deeply reserved Captain Jamie Farebrother, estranged son of a deskbound colonel, and the cocky Lieutenant Mickey Morse, well on his way to becoming America’s Number One Flying Ace. Alike only in their courage, they forge a bond of friendship in battle with far-reaching consequences for themselves, and for the future of those they love.
DeMille, Nelson Charm School. Nelson DeMille, The Sphere Something very strange—and sinister—is going on in the Russian woods at Borodino. In a place called Mrs. Ivanova’s Charm School, young KGB agents are being taught by American POWs how to be model citizens of the USA. The Soviet goal—to infiltrate the United States undetected. When an unsuspecting American tourist stumbles upon this secret, he sets in motion a CIA investigation that will reveal horrifying police state savagery and superpower treachery.<br><br>A chilling story of cold war espionage, <em>The Charm School</em> is relentlessly suspenseful right up to its white-knuckle ending.
Denis, John|MacLean, Alistair Air Force One Is Down Harper Someone wants revenge, and the target is the President’s plane. When the mission looks impossible, the world calls upon UNACO.<br><br>The world’s most ingenious international criminal is bent on revenge…<br><br>• Two men with the same name and the same face<br>• And six of the most important men in the world aboard the President’s plane…<br><br>Who pushed the button that destroyed Air Force One?<br><br>Why must everyone be killed?<br><br>Are they really dead?<br><br>In this game of deception only UNACO and its daring team can be trusted to join the gamble – but can they win?
Deveraux, Jude Remembrance Simon & Schuster Bestselling romance writer Hayden Lane has just lost the “perfect” man, but what real man could compete with the dark intriguing character she writes about. But when a psychic tells her that Hayden has had a past life, she yearns to know more, and despite the psychic’s warnings, Hayden cannot let this go. <br>In an effort to learn about her past, Hayden is hypnotized, but instead of merely remembering, she awakens in Edwardian England and immediately faints. But when she wakes up again, she will embark on an adventure beyond her wildest dreams — and will have the chance at a love so rapturous that it defies the boundaries of time… <br>Suffused with Jude Deveraux’s trademark warmth, humor, and tender sensuality, “Remembrance” is an unforgettable tale of a remarkable woman and the one man who was her destiny.
Dickens, Charles|Rabelais, François Great Expectations Shine Classics In what may be Dickens’s best novel, humble, orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman — and one day, under sudden and enigmatic circumstances, he finds himself in possession of “great expectations.” In this gripping tale of crime and guilt, revenge and reward, the compelling characters include Magwitch, the fearful and fearsome convict
Digest, Reader’s|GREY, EDWARD Exploring Britain: Scenic Wonders UNKNOWN PUBLISHER
Dobyns, Stephen Boy In The Water Penguin books Another bucolic fall in northern New Hampshire, and the semester is under way at Bishop’s Hill Academy. But this year the start of school has been less than tranquil. The new headmaster, Jim Hawthorne, has liberal ideas that the staff find far from welcome. He’s also determined to do something about the long “tradition” of permanent loans to faculty of shovels, saws, even cars, from the school’s supplies. Eloquent as he is on the subject of honor, rumor has it he’s only taken this job to escape his past. And Hawthorne isn’t the only uneasy newcomer. There’s Jessica, a former stripper at fifteen, and Frank LeBrun, a replacement cook who’s a bit too quick with a dirty joke. All three have secrets to conceal, memories to suppress.<br><br>Serene on the surface, the ivy-clad, tree-lined campus gives few clues to the school’s history of special privileges, petty corruptions, and hidden allegiances. But as autumn advances, the affable smiles and pretenses of virtue wear thin. And as winter closes in, students, teachers, and staff get an education in savagery and murder.
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Doyle, Arthur Conan|Watts, Cedric|Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan Lost World & Other Stories, The Wordsworth Editions Ltd These lively, varied and thought-provoking science-fiction stories (from the era of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells) are linked by their imposing central character, the pugnaciously adventurous and outrageous Professor Challenger. The Lost World (forebear of Jurassic Park) vividly depicts a perilous region in which the explorers confront creatures from the prehistoric era. ‘The Poison Belt’ presents an eerie doomsday scenario, while ‘The Disintegration Machine’ satirically comments on scientific cynicism.<br><br>In ‘When the World Screamed’, the planet responds violently to an experimental incursion. The strangest item is ‘The Land of Mist’, which seeks to reconcile science with spiritualism. This memorable collection provides imaginative entertainment, entrancing escapism and bold provocation.
Doyle, Rose Friends Indeed Not Avail Nineteenth-century Dublin is a city riven by the greed of an emerging middle class and the unspeakable poverty of the poor. Alicia Buckley and Sarah Rooney, growing up there, embody that divide. Despite their different backgrounds, the girls enjoy an extraordinary friendship, so when Sarah falls pregnant, and is thrown out by her father, Allie doesn’t think twice about joining her friend in exile. Neither woman is prepared for the deprivations she will face. Pursuing Sarah’s soldier lover Jimmy Vance, they make their way, with baby James to Kildare, where they become part of a community of outcast women, known as the Wrens of the Curragh. Reviled in the local town, the women live rough, savage lives on the outskirts of the army camp. But there is also sharing and trust, through her work as the community’s doctor, a liberation for Allie from the stifling expectations of her family. Tragedy, however, forces them to travel to America, but a final twist of fate means that only Alice will reach that brave new world, adopting her friend’s son as her own, and eventually agreeing to marry Jimmy Vance to give the child a father.
Drabble, Margaret|Handford, Martin Middle Ground, The Alfred a Knopf The middle years, caught between children and parents, free of neither: the past stretches back too densely, it is too thickly populated, the future has not thinned yet.” That is the emotional territory where sit, jelled, the four main characters of Drabble’s new, loose, London-based, sympathetic, and loopingly optimistic novel. One’s a social worker
Driscoll, Clive In Pursuit of the Truth Ebury Press Former Detective Chief Inspector Clive Driscoll is most famous for being the man who finally secured convictions for the murder of Stephen Lawrence, a case previously mired by claims of institutional racism and corruption. For Clive, it was the pinnacle of a 35-year career with the world’s most famous police force, the Metropolitan Police Service. Clive’s prodigious rise through the ranks of the Met saw him head up some of the most high-profile units at Scotland Yard and saw him put in charge of their policy for sexual offenses, domestic violence, child protection, and the pedophile unit before heading up the Racial and Violent Crime Task Force tackling their backlist of cold cases. From action-packed moments chasing down criminals to more tender occasions, like gaining the trust of a murder victim’s family, to making crucial legal history, and unearthing huge national scandals,<strong>\n  <em> </em>\n</strong><em>In Pursuit of the Truth </em>is the definitive account of modern day policing, its successes and failings included, seen through the eyes of a man who has dedicated his life to making a difference. This is a book that every part of society can learn from.
Elgin, Elizabeth Willow Pool, The HARPERCOLLINS It’s 1940 and recently bereaved Meg Blundell is planning a future without her delightful Ma. But before Meg can take her first steps into the unknown alone, she must look to her past. Why, she wonders, did her mother wear a wedding ring but never marry? Why, for instance, does the tallyman never call at No. 3 Tippet’s Yard to collect any rent? He does everywhere else. With Ma gone, Meg must go back to her roots to uncover her ‘family tree’. However, the process of simplfying her life leads to unforseen complications. But there’s always Kip, reliable and loving, to pick up the pieces of her unsolved life and love.
Fairstein, Linda Final Jeopardy LITTLE, BROWN ‘I sat on my living room sofa at five o’clock in the morning with a copy of the mock-up of the front of the day’s New York Post in my hand, looking at my own obituary.’ Alexandra Cooper, Assistant DA in New York, had lent her retreat in Martha’s Vineyard to a Hollywood star. When a woman is found murdered at the wheel of Alex’s car in her own driveway, the police assume it is her. When it turns out to be the house guest, a snake pit of possibilities opens up. If Alex was the intended victim the murderer could be any of the rapists and killers she’d successfully prosecuted and who were now on parole, or maybe a suspect from one of her current cases. But if the killer had got the right woman were they an obsessive fan or someone closer to home? Or was the motive entirely unconnected with either of the women’s careers? An assured and authoritative thriller which marks the debut of a dazzling talent.
Falconer, Colin Disappeared Hodder & Stoughton Ltd Explores the terrifying and lasting effects on a middle class Argentinian family of a single night during the summer of 1976, when some of them “disappeared” under the brutal regime of the military junta. Spanning two decades, this is a cocktail of love, betrayal, politics and revenge.
Faulks, Sebastian Charlotte Gray Hutchinson In 1942, Charlotte Gray goes to Occupied France on a duel mission, to run a simple errand for a British special operations group and to find her lover, an English airman who has gone missing in action. It is in the town of Lavaurette that she finds friendship and experiences life under Nazi rule. From the author of BIRDSONG.
Follett, Ken Place Called Freedom, A MacMillan General Books A novel of love, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In Scotland, in the winter of 1767, Lizzie Hallim helps a slave escape. From that moment on, in the Old World and the New, their destinies become irrevocably entwined.
Follett, Ken World Without End Pan Books Ken Follett has 90 million readers worldwide. <em>The Pillars of the Earth</em> is his bestselling book of all time. Now, eighteen years after the publication of <em>The Pillars of the Earth</em>, Ken Follett has written the most-anticipated sequel of the year—<em>World Without End</em>.<br><br> In 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with <em>The Pillars of the Earth</em>, a sweeping epic novel set in twelfth-century England centered on the building of a cathedral and many of the hundreds of lives it affected. Critics were overwhelmed—“it will hold you, fascinate you, surround you” (<em>Chicago Tribune</em>)—and readers everywhere hoped for a sequel. <br><br><em>World Without End</em> takes place in the same town of Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exquisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart of <em>The Pillars of the Earth</em>. The cathedral and the priory are again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge, but this sequel stands on its own. This time the men and women of an extraordinary cast of characters find themselves at a crossroad of new ideas— about medicine, commerce, architecture, and justice. In a world where proponents of the old ways fiercely battle those with progressive minds, the intrigue and tension quickly reach a boiling point against the devastating backdrop of the greatest natural disaster ever to strike the human race—the Black Death. <br><br> Three years in the writing, and nearly eighteen years since its predecessor, <em>World Without End</em> breathes new life into the epic historical novel and once again shows that Ken Follett is a masterful author writing at the top of his craft.
Follett, Ken Jackdaws Pan Books <strong>\n  <blockquote>In his own bestselling tradition of <em>Eye of the Needle</em> and <em>The Key to Rebecca</em>, Ken Follett delivers a breathtaking novel of suspense set in the most dangerous days of World War II. He once again strikes Nazi pay dirt as a gang of all-female saboteurs go behind German lines.</blockquote>\n</strong>D day is approaching. They don’t know where or when, but the Germans know it’ll be soon, and for Felicity “Flick” Clairet, the stakes have never been higher. A senior agent in the ranks of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) responsible for sabotage, Flick has survived to become one of Britain’s most effective operatives in northern France. She knows that the Germans’ ability to thwart the Allied attack depends upon their lines of communication, and in the days before the invasion, no target is of greater strategic importance than the largest telephone exchange in Europe.<p>But when Flick and her Resistance leader husband try a direct, head-on assault that goes horribly wrong, her world turns upside down. Her group destroyed, her husband missing, her superiors unsure of her, her own confidence badly shaken, she has one last chance at the target, but the challenge, once daunting, is now near-impossible. The new plan requires an all-woman team, none of them professionals, to be assembled and trained within days. Codenamed the Jackdaws, they will attempt to infiltrate the exchange under the noses of the Germans – but the Germans are waiting for them now and have plans of their own. There are secrets Flick does not know – secrets within the German ranks, secrets among her hastily-recruited team, secrets among those she trusts the most. And as the hours tick down to the point of no return, most daunting of all, there are secrets within herself.</p>
Follett, Ken Lie Down with Lions PB Spl Pan MacMillan Jane, a brave and sensual Englishwoman, is caught in a deadly romantic triangle between rival spies Ellis and Jean-Pierre. Love, hatred and deception sweep them from terrorist conspiracies in Paris to full-tilt guerilla warfare in Afghanistan.<p>Jean-Pierre and Jane marry and go to work as doctors in the Valley of the Five Lions to help the rebels fighting for their freedom against the Russians. Trapped between extremes of violence, lust and danger, Jane desperately tries to get out of the line of fire. Help comes unexpectedly, from her husband’s greatest enemy. They soon become the centre of the action, as treachery seeks its prey. Follett builds the menacing tension to breaking point, leading to a confrontation that echoes all our nightmares.</p>
Follett, Ken Place Called Freedom, A MacMillan General Books In a brutal world, charismatic rebel miner Mack McAsh – a slave by birth – is a man with the courage to stand up for what is right, and the strength to stick by his beliefs. Independent, rebellious Lizzie Hallim, meanwhile, is engaged to Jay Jamisson, the ruthless landlord’s son and heir to an exploitative business empire.<br><br>Born into separate worlds, Mack and Lizzie are thrown together when Mack becomes an enemy of the state and is forced to flee his homeland. Lizzie aids his escape, and it is not long before passions rage in the old world as well as the new . . .<br><br>Set in an era of turbulent social changes, “A Place Called Freedom” is a magnificent novel from the undisputed master of suspense and drama, Ken Follett.<br><br>’A compulsive, sweeping adventure’ “Today “<br><br>’Gripping historical narrative’ “San Francisco Chronicle “
Follett, Ken Fall Of Giants Macmillan Five families are brought together through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution and the struggle for votes for women.<br><br>It’s 1911, and the coronation day of King George V. Thirteen-year-old Billy Williams begins his first day at work in a coal mine.<br><br>Drama and intrique unfold as Fall of Giants moves seamlessly from Washington to St Petersburg, from the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty. As always, Ken Follett’s richly developed historical background only enhances fast-moving action and powerful emotion of this absorbing narrative.
Follett, Ken Pillars of the Earth, The PAN Books <strong>\n  <blockquote>Ken Follett is known worldwide as the master of split-second suspense, but his most beloved and bestselling book tells the magnificent tale of a twelfth-century monk driven to do the seemingly impossible: build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has ever known.</blockquote>\n</strong>Everything readers expect from Follett is here: intrigue, fast-paced action, and passionate romance. But what makes The Pillars of the Earth extraordinary is the time—the twelfth century
Follett, Ken Place Freedom/Modigliani Scan Pan Books Paperback – Two novels in one by Ken Follett A Place Called Freedom – Born into separate worlds, Mack and Lizzie are thrown together when Mack becomes an enemy of the state and is forced to flee his homeland. Lizzie aids his escape, and it is not long before passions rage in the old world as well as the new. The Modigliani Scandal – Is Modigliani’s missing masterpiece a priceless lost treasure or a chillingly dangerous game. Up and coming artist Peter Usher has still to make even a modest mark on the London art scene, but he soon finds himself caught up in a race to uncover the shadowy figures behind a breathtaking scam.
Follett, Ken|PRICE, JOHN RANDOLPH On Wings Of Eagles n/a About The Author: Ken Follett was only twenty-seven when he wrote the award-winning EYE OF THE NEEDLE, which became an international bestseller. His celebrated PILLARS OF THE EARTH was voted into the top 100 of Britain’s best-loved books in the BBC’s the Big Read and the sequel, WORLD WITHOUT END, will be published in Autumn 2007. He has since written several equally successful novels including, most recently, WHITEOUT. He is also the author of non-fiction bestseller ON WINGS OF EAGLES. He lives with his family in London and Hertfordshire.
Fowles, John Magus, The Picador On a remote Greek island, Nicholas Urfe finds himself embroiled in the deceptions of a master trickster. Shimmering surreal threads weave ever tighter as reality and illusion intertwine in a bizarre psychological game. John Fowles expertly unfolds a tale that is lush with over-powering imagery in a spell-binding exploration of the complexities of the human mind. By turns disturbing, thrilling and seductive, <em>The Magus</em> is a cerebral feast.<br><br><strong><em>The Magus</em> is a deliciously toothsome celebration of wanton story-telling… Before one quite realises what is happening, one finds oneself no less avid for meanings and no less starving amid a plethora of clues than is Nicholas Urfe himself… Mr Fowles’s mysteries stand in similar relation to those myths that inspired them.</strong> – <em>Sunday Times</em><br><br><strong>A splendidly sustained piece of mystification… such as could otherwise only have been devised by a literary team fielding the Marquis de Sade, Arthur Edward Waite, Sir James Frazer, Gurdjieff, Madame Blavatsky, C.G. Jung, Aleister Crowley, Franz Kafka and the author of <em>They Shoot Horses Don’t They?</em></strong> – <em>financial Times</em><br><br><strong>It is a major work of mounting tensions in which a human mind is the guinea-pig… Mr Fowles has taken a big swing at a difficult subject and his hits… are on the bull’s-eye.</strong> – <em>Sunday Telegraph</em><br><br>Cover Illustration by Robert Mason
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Goddard, Robert Caught in the Light Corgi On assignment in Vienna, photographer Ian Jarrett falls desperately in love with a woman he meets by chance, Marian Esguard. Back in England, he breaks up with his wife and goes to meet Marian at an agreed rendezvous. Marian fails to show.<br><br>Searching desperately for her, he stumbles on a Dorset churchyard full of the gravestones of dead Esguards. He also meets a psychotherapist, Daphne Sanger. She too is looking for someone: a former patient who has come to believe she is the reincarnation of Marion Esguard, who lived in Regency times and, it emerges, may have invented photography ten years before Fox Talbot. But if so, why is she unknown to history? And where is the woman he met in Vienna?<br><br>Ian sets out to solve a mystery that may be 170 years old. At the end of his search a trap awaits him.
Goddard, Robert Closed Circle Corgi The year is 1931. The new and luxurious transatlantic liner Empress of Britain is on her eastward passage. Among the first-class passengers on board are two English confidence tricksters, making a discreet exit from a little awkwardness they have left behind them in the United States. A chance meting on deck brings them a tempting new target in the shape of Miss Charnwood and her niece, the beautiful Diana, only child of the immensely wealthy Fabian Charnwood.<br><br><br><br><br><br>It’s a trick they’ve pulled before, with some success. Charm the daughter into an engagement to marry, then get the father to buy you off. So confident are they of success, in fact, that they make a pact: whichever of them wins Diana Charnwood’s love will share his fortune with the other. Who would imagine that these smooth operators would let their hearts rule their heads? Or that violent death would find its way into their neat little scheme? Or that they would stumble into something much darker and deeper than either had suspected?
Goddard, Robert Sea Change Corgi It is January 1721. London is reeling from the effects of the greatest financial scandal of the age, the collapse of the South Sea Bubble. William Spandrel, a penniless mapmaker, is offered a discharge of his debts by his principal creditor, Sir Theodore Janssen, a director of the South Sea Company, on one condition: he must secretly convey an important package to a friend of Janssen’s, Ysbrand de Vries, in Amsterdam.<br><br><br><br><br><br>The package safely delivered, Spandrel barely survives an attempt on his life, only to be blamed for the murder of de Vries himself. When de Vries’s secretary, his English wife and the package itself go missing shortly afterwards, Spandrel realizes that he has become a pawn in several people’s games. British Government agents, and others, are on his trail, believing that the mysterious package contained secret details of the great South Sea scandal – secrets so explosive that their publication could spark a revolution in England.<br><br><br><br><br><br>Spandrel’s only chance of survival is to recover the package and place its contents in the right hands. But whose are the right hands? And what exactly are the contents?<br><br><br><br><br><br>.
Goddard, Robert Past Caring Corgi Why should distinguished Edwardian Cabinet minister Edwin Strafford resign at the height of his parliamentary career? Why does the woman he loves so suddenly and coldly reject him? Why, sixty-seven years later, should people go to such lengths – even as far as murder – to prevent the truth from being revealed? <br><br>Martin Radford, history graduate, disaffected and unemployed, leaps at the chance to get to the island of Madeira and begin the hunt for a solution to the intriguing secret of Edwin Strafford’s fall from grace. However, his seeming good fortune turns to nightmare as his investigation triggers a bizarre and violent train of events which remorselessly entangles him and those who believed they had escaped the spectre of crimes long past but never paid for…
Goddard, Robert Never Go Back Corgi For a group of ex-comrades, it is to be the reunion to end all reunions: a weekend in the Scottish castle where they were guinea pigs in a psychological experiment many years before. They haven’t seen each other since. But the convivial atmosphere on the journey north is quickly shattered by the apparent suicide of one of their party.<br><br>When a second death occurs, a sense of forboding descends on the group. It appears that the past is coming back to haunt them, a past that none of them have ever spoken about. Their recollections are all frighteningly different. So what really happened?<br><br>Then when one of them uncovers an extraordinary secret, he becomes convinced that they will never leave the castle alive…
Goldsmith, Olivia Young Wives HarperTorch But then, like a bad soufflé, their lives separately collapse as they each discover lies embedded in their marriages. Betrayed, their love and trust crushed, their families virtually destroyed, they unite for solace and support. While their nefarious husbands have won the first battle, the war has only just begun.<p>Sharing their misery and their dreams, they draw on each other’s friendship and strength to heal their wounds—and reconstruct their lives. Bowed but not beaten, this smart, audacious trio concocts a brilliant recipe to take back what’s theirs and render justice on their duplicitous men—a brilliant lightning strike that will unforgettably transform them from victims to victors …</p><p>The perfect anti-Valentine’s Day story, <em>Young Wives</em> is addictively funny with an edge. Nobody understands “female problems” as well as Olivia Goldsmith, and here she is at her smart and satisfying best.</p><p>Author Biography: </p><p>Olivia Goldsmith is the bestselling author of <em>The First Wives Club, Flavor of the Month, Fashionably Late, The Bestsller, Marrying Mom,</em>and <em>Switcheroo.</em> She lives in south Florida and is no longer young or a wife.</p>
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Green, Susie Talk To Your Dog CICO Books ‘Talk to Your Dog’ explains how to read body movements, facial expressions and vocalisations to understand what your dog is saying and talk back in terms that he can understand.
Greene, Graham|Gorra, Michael End of the Affair, The Penguin Classics <em>”A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses a moment of experience from which to look ahead…”</em><br><br>”This is a record of hate far more than of love,” writes Maurice Bendrix in the opening passages of The End of the Affair, and it is a strange hate indeed that compels him to set down the retrospective account of his adulterous affair with Sarah Miles.<br><br>Now, a year after Sarah’s death, Bendrix seeks to exorcise the persistence of his passion by retracing its course from obsessive love to love-hate. At first, he believes he hates Sarah and her husband, Henry. Yet as he delves further into his emotional outlook, Bendrix’s hatred shifts to the God he feels has broken his life, but whose existence at last comes to recognize.
Greer, Germaine Whole Woman, The Corgi Thirty years after the publication of <strong>The Female Eunuch</strong>, Germaine Greer is back with the sequel she vowed never to write.<br><br>”A marvelous performance–. No feminist writer can match her for eloquence or energy
Grisham, John Rainmaker, The Arrow Rudy Baylor is a newly qualified lawyer: he has one case, and one case alone, to save himself from his mounting debts. His case is against a giant insurance company which could have saved a young man’s life, but instead refused to pay the claim until it was too late.<br><br>The settlement could be worth millions of dollars, but there is one problem: Rudy has never argued a case in court before, and he’s up against the most expensive lawyers that money can buy.
Grisham, John Painted House, A Arrow Books <em>The hill people and the Mexicans arrived on the same day. It was a Wednesday, early in September 1952. The Cardinals were five games behind the Dodgers with two weeks to go, and the season looked hopeless. The cotton, however, was waist high to my father, almost over my head, and he and my grandfather could be heard before supper whispering words that were seldom heard. It could be a “good crop.” </em><br><br>Thus begins the new novel from John Grisham, a story inspired by his own childhood in rural Arkansas. The narrator is a seven year old farm boy named Luke Chandler, who lives in the cotton fields with his parents and grandparents in a little house that’s never been painted. The Chandlers farm eighty acres that they rent, not own, and when the cotton is ready they hire a truckload of Mexicans and a family from the Ozarks to help harvest it.<br><br>For six weeks they pick cotton, battling the heat, the rain, the fatigue, and sometimes, each other. As the weeks pass Luke sees and hears things no seven year old could possibly be prepared for, and finds himself keeping secrets that not only threaten the crop but will change the lives of the Chandlers forever. <em>A Painted House</em> is a moving story of one boy’s journey from innocence to experience.
Hardy, Thomas|Ingham, Patricia Woodlanders, The Penguin Books Ltd In this classically simple tale of the disastrous impact of outside life on a secluded community in Dorset, now in a new edition, Hardy narrates the rivalry for the hand of Grace Melbury between a simple and loyal woodlander and an exotic and sophisticated outsider. Betrayal, adultery, disillusion, and moral compromise are all worked out in a setting evoked as both beautiful and treacherous. <em>The Woodlanders</em>, with its thematic portrayal of the role of social class, gender, and evolutionary survival, as well as its insights into the capacities and limitations of language, exhibits Hardy’s acute awareness of his era’s most troubling dilemmas.
Harper, Tom Mosaic of Shadows, The Arrow Byzantium, 1096. When a mysterious assassin looses his arrow at the Emperor, he has more than a man in his sights
Harry, Lilian Love & Laughter Orion The War is over at last and in Plymouth and Portsmouth, two of Britain’s greatest seaports, the task of rebuilding must begin. But it is not only streets, businesses, and homes that have been laid waste. Lives, too, have been devastated. Marriages have been disrupted, family life shattered, and now the inhabitants must find their own way back to normality—if they can remember what that is. Lucy Pengelly is just one woman whose life has been torn apart by the War. What will happen when her husband returns from the POW camp in the Far East? And what of the growing friendship between Lucy and her friend David, who played such an important part in their lives during the Blitz?
Harry, Lilian Keep Smiling Through Orion
Harry, Lilian Moonlight & Lovesongs Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) As the Second World War enters its final year the spirit of the close-knit community in April Grove, Portsmouth refuses to die. Teenager Carol Glaister, forced to give up her baby son, becomes increasingly obsessed by the need to find him again. Ambitious, sexy Diane Shaw leaves the aviation factory for a career in the WAAFs but discovers she is up against far more than she bargained for – in both work and love. And Olive Harker struggles to stay true to a husband she has barely seen since the war began, her love challenged in a way she would never have dreamed possible.
Hartley, L.P.|Tóibín, Colm|Hartley, L. P. Go-Between, The NYRB Classics “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.”<br><br>Summering with a fellow schoolboy on a great English estate, Leo, the hero of L. P. Hartley’s finest novel, encounters a world of unimagined luxury. But when his friend’s beautiful older sister enlists him as the unwitting messenger in her illicit love affair, the aftershocks will be felt for years. The inspiration for the brilliant Joseph Losey/Harold Pinter film starring Julie Christie and Alan Bates,<em> The Go-Between</em> is a masterpiece—a richly layered, spellbinding story about past and present, naiveté and knowledge, and the mysteries of the human heart. This volume includes, for the first time ever in North America, Hartley’s own introduction to the novel.
Hayden, Torey L. Tiger’s Child, The Harper Element Torey Hayden returns with this deeply-moving sequel to her first book, One Child (the Sunday Times bestseller). After seven years, Torey is reunited with Sheila, the disturbed 6-year-old she tried to rescue. Sheila was a deeply disturbed six-year-old when she came into Torey Hayden’s life – a story poignantly chronicled One Child. The Tiger’s Child picks up the story seven years later. Hayden has lost touch with the child she helped to free from a hellish inner prison of rage and silence. But now Sheila is back, now a gangly teenager with bright orange hair – no longer broken and lost, but still troubled and searching for answers. This story of dedication and caring that began in childhood moves into a new and extraordinary chapter that tests the strength and heart of both Sheila and her one-time teacher. In Tiger’s Child the skilled and loving educator answers the call once again to help a child in need through her difficult yet glorious transition into young womanhood.
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Higgins, Jack On Dangerous Ground SIGNET BOOKS A clandestine treaty. A death-bed confession. And the hunt is on for Sean Dillon, who must go head to head with the Mafia.<p>The year is 1944. Just outside Delhi a British Dakota crashes, taking lives and destroying a clandestine treaty signed by Lord Mountbatten and the Communist leader, Mao Tse-tung. An historic agreement, one set to change the course of history.</p><p>Over thirty years later, a death-bed confession from a Mafia kingpin reveals the answers to untouched secrets about the treaty, and just how much the British and Chinese governments would pay for its destruction.</p><p>It’s not long before Sean Dillon enters the fray
Hightower, Lynn S.|Hightower, Lynn No Good Deed Hodder & Stoughton When a fifteen-year-old girl goes missing, all that’s left behind is a splintered fence, pickup truck tracks, a discarded riding boot, and a lot of blood. As a mother, detective Sonora Blair knows she is looking at a parent’s worst nightmare. As a homicide cop, she tries not to think about what might be happening to the young girl right now–or what the police will find if they don’t get to her in time.But nothing in Sonora’s experience can prepare her for the chilling revelations that will emerge from this case, or for the truth about other missing children, a lover’s betrayal, and another unthinkable crime.
Howard, Audrey Day Will Come, A Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Howatch, Susan Dark Shore, The Waiting Sands, and Call in the Night: Susan Howatch Omnibus, The Little, Brown Book Group <em>The Dark Shore</em>: Was it an accident that befell Sophia, millionaire Jon Tower’s first wife, that weekend in Cornwell? Sarah Hamilton—on her honeymoon with Jon—finds dreams of a bright future turning into a nightmare replay of those mysterious events 10 years before that led to Sophia’s death.<br><br><em>The Waiting Sands</em>: Out of the blue, dependable Rachael Lord is invited to Ruthven—a fairy tale Scottish castle—and the inheritance, on coming of age, of her friend Decima. A 21st birthday celebration is planned although the atmosphere is anything but festive.<br><br><em>Call in the Night</em>: From halfway round the world Clare Sullivan obeys a desperate summons from her glamorous sister Gina and flies to Paris. But once arrived, there is no Gina. Her trail leads to Garth Cooper—a boyfriend of Gina’s—who seems to have a terrible secret to hide. What sinister reason could explain Gina’s disappearance?
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Hurley, Graham Nocturne Orion Media graduate Julie Emerson is new to London, but London isn’t an easy city. An affair with her boss becomes all-consuming whilst her upstairs neighbour first alarms then terrifies her. Both men, in their separate ways, want all of her, at whatever cost.
Joseph, Marie|Grisham, John Maggie Craig Doubleday & Co.
Joyce, Graham Stormwatcher, The Penguin Books Ltd <div>”Of those writers who stoically refuse to trudge along horror fiction’s well-worn path, Joyce, with British Fantasy Awards to his credit for Requiem and The Tooth Fairy, has perhaps had the most success. And now we can add to that list The Stormwatcher… For this remarkable, fine and almost unclassifiable book is a complete breath of fresh air, even considering his past achievements.<BR><BR>The story is simply (!) the interaction of a group of somewhat dysfunctional friends during a two-week holiday in a lonely cottage in the Dordogne region of France. The group comprises James and his French wife, Sabine, and their two young daughters – Beth and the confused Jessie -plus James’s one-time colleague Matt and his wife, Chrissie … and, just to make things interesting, the sultry Rachel, another work-chum of James and one with whom he has shared considerably more than the occasional business meeting.<BR><BR>As the story progresses we discover that one of the party – an unnamed instructor whose identity is kept hidden until the end of the book – is engaged in secret lessons with the impressionable Jessie, for reasons not immediately clear. Meanwhile, courtesy of a nicely-realized series of tense-changed flashbacks, we learn more of the instructor’s background and an almost symbiotic relationship in which both she and her lover speak only lies to each other.<BR><BR>All the time, Jessie grows more intense and confused while, around her, other members of the party grow, by turn, increasingly belligerent or subservient, manipulative or malleable, paranoid or confident. And underpinning the sequence of events is an intense feeling of primal sensuality evoked both by the environment and an approaching storm (its progress cleverly interjected into the proceedings by a series of half-page chapters explaining meteorological behaviour) and by the behaviour of the adults as their feelings for each other – and their protectiveness and confusion at the antics of and comments from young Jessie – swirl and eddy.”<br><BR>Signed by the author. This is the only US edition.<BR><BR>Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a <I>New York Times</I> bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.<BR></div>
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Kallentoft, Mons Vattenänglar MÃ¥npocket Malin Fors – en beroendeframkallande hjältinna<br><br>Kriminalinspektör Malin Fors är vÃ¥ldsrotelns stjärna. Envis och skicklig, intuitiv och intelligent. Besatt. Ständigt pÃ¥ flykt frÃ¥n sig själv, uppslukad av arbete. En septemberonsdag kallas hon till en villa i ett av Linköpings finare omrÃ¥den. Ett gift par har hittats mördade i sin jacuzzi. Nakna och isblÃ¥ i ett vatten som inte längre är genomskinligt klart. Deras femÃ¥riga adoptivdotter Ella är försvunnen och ett intensivt sökande inleds. Är flickan vid liv och har förts bort? Eller har hon försökt rymma frÃ¥n mördaren och drunknat i StÃ¥ngÃ¥n? Medan tunga regnmoln vakar över staden dras Malin Fors och hennes kolleger in i ett fall där gränserna har blivit otydliga. Mellan döda och levande, mellan gott och ont. Utredningen tvingar henne att konfrontera sina egna demoner, och begäret att lÃ¥ta alkoholen sudda ut verkligheten är starkare än nÃ¥gonsin. Men hon vet att hon inte fÃ¥r ge upp. Hon kan inte svika Ella. Hon mÃ¥ste hitta henne och den som dödade hennes föräldrar. Vattenänglar är den första delen i en ny serie om Malin Fors, inspirerad av de fyra elementen.
Kemp, Ross Gangs Penguin Ross Kemp squares up to the world’s hardest streetfighters in <em>Gangs</em>…<br><br>Across the world millions of people are members of street gangs. In groups they fight, stab, rob, rape and murder anyone who isn’t one of their own. And when rival gangs meet – what you get is warfare.<br><br>Ross Kemp, whose dad was a copper and taught him right from wrong, decided to infiltrate these secret underworld organizations to discover who they are, what makes them tick and what the law is doing to curb their criminal activity. On his harrowing journey he:<br><br>• meets murderous members of the Number gang in a Cape Town jail<br><br>• crosses paths with warlords in Guatemala<br><br>• gets shot at in El Salvador<br><br>• is set on fire as an initiation test for Russian Neo-Nazis<br><br>Only TV hardman Ross Kemp could get this close to the world’s most violent street gangs: he’s tough enough to earn their trust and so get them to confide their innermost secrets. It’s a wild ride – and not for the faint hearted.<br><br><br>Ross Kemp was born in Essex in 1964, to a father who was a senior detective with the Metropolitan Police and had served in the army for four years. He is a BAFTA award-winning actor, journalist and author, who is best known for his role of Grant Mitchell in <em>Eastenders. </em>His award-winning documentary series <em>Ross Kemp on Gangs </em>led to his international recognition as an investigative journalist.
Keneally, Thomas Schindler’s List Touchstone Books <strong>Winner of the Booker Prize</strong> <br><strong>Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Fiction</strong><p> <em>Schindler’s List</em> is a remarkable work of fiction based on the true story of German industrialist and war profiteer, Oskar Schindler, who, confronted with the horror of the extermination camps, gambled his life and fortune to rescue 1,300 Jews from the gas chambers. Working with the actual testimony of Schindler’s Jews, Thomas Keneally artfully depicts the courage and shrewdness of an unlikely savior, a man who is a flawed mixture of hedonism and decency and who, in the presence of unutterable evil, transcends the limits of his own humanity.</p>
King, Stephen Cujo Warner Books <strong>Outside a peaceful town in central Maine, a monster is waiting…</strong><br><br>Cujo is a two-hundred-pound Saint Bernard, the best friend Brett Camber has ever had. Then Cujo chases a rabbit into a bolthole – a cave inhabited by sick bats. What happens next, how Cujo becomes a horrifying vortex, inexorably drawing in all the people around him, makes for one of Stephen King’s most terrifying, heart-stopping novels.
Kinsella, Sophie Can You Keep a Secret? Black Swan <em>This is an alternate cover edition for ISBN 0552150827/9780552150828.</em><br><br><strong>Emma is like every girl in the world. She has a few little secrets.</strong><br><br><em>Secrets from her mother:</em><br>1. I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom to Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching <em>Ben Hur</em>.<br><br><em>…From her boyfriend:</em><br>2. I’m a size twelve. Not a size eight, like Connor thinks.<br>3. I’ve always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken.<br><br><em>…From her colleagues:</em><br>4. When Artemis really annoys me, I feed her plant orange juice. (Which is pretty much every day)<br>5. It was me who jammed the copier that time. In fact, all the times.<br><br><em>…Secrets she wouldn’t share with anyone in the world:</em><br>6. My G string is hurting me.<br>7. I faked my Maths GCSE grade on my CV.<br>8. I have no idea what NATO stands for. Or even what it is…<br><br><strong>…until she spills them all to a stranger on a plane. At least, she <em>thought</em> he was a stranger…</strong>
Knight, Bernard Plague of Heretics, A Pocket Books With the city of Exeter ravaged by an outbreak of the ‘yellow plague’, Sir John de Wolfe, the county coroner, must divide his time between visiting his brother Willam who has been struck down by the disease, and dealing with a series of brutal murders which appears to be linked to a revival of heresy in the city. When some of the cathedral canons begin a crusade against this danger to the Church, Sir John is accused of being too sympathetic to the heretics, bringing him into conflict with the ecclesiastical authorities. As the situation worsens, the coroner finds himself having to seek sanctuary in order to save his skin. Can he survive long enough to unmask the real killer?
Konvitz, Jeffrey Beast, The New English Library Ltd
Kray, Charles|Fry, Colin Doing the Business Inside the Krays’ secret network of glamour and violence Blake Publishing Ltd For years, links between the fearsome Kray firm and the American Mafia were hinted at. Charlie Kray was the man who knew everything, but the law of the street dictated that he kept it all secret. In this book, written before Charlie Kray’s death, evrything is now revealed.
Lawrence, D.H.|Lawrence, D. H. Rainbow, The Wordsworth Editions Ltd Set in the rural midlands of England, The Rainbow revolves around three generations of the Brangwen family over a period of more than sixty years, setting them against the emergence of modern England. When Tom Brangwen marries a Polish widow and adopts her daughter as his own, he is unprepared for the conflict and passion that erupt. Suffused with biblical imagery, The Rainbow addresses searching human issues in a setting of precise and vivid detail.<br><br>In The Rainbow, D. H. Lawrence challenged the customary limitations of language and convention to carry into the structures of his prose the fascination with boundaries and space that characterize the entire novel. A visionary novel, considered to be one of Lawrence’s finest, it explores the complex sexual and psychological relationships between men and women in an increasingly industrialized world.
Lawrence, Mike Garden Brickwork: How to Build Walls, Paths, Patios & Barbecues NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHERS LTD
le Carré, John|le Carr+, John Most Wanted Man, A Hodder & Stoughton Annabel Richter, a lawyer who represents an illegal immigrant and the son of a Major Karpov, has a key to an exclusive vault in a private English bank based in Hamburg Germany.<br>The holder of this key Issa, is wanted by three international intelligence agencies.
Lee, Maureen September Girls, The Orion In Liverpool, on a stormy September night in 1920, two women from very different backgrounds give birth to daughters in the same house. Enemies at first, they later become friends when separate troubles unite them. But friendship between their daughters, Cara and Sybil, is a different matter.<br><br>Nineteen years later, at the beginning of the Second World War, Cara and Sybil find themselves thrown together when they enlist and are both stationed in Malta. It is a time of live-changing repercussions for them both while, back home in Liverpool, the bombs rain down on a defiant city.
Levitt, Steven D.|Dubner, Stephen J. Freakonomics Om Penguin UK Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime?<br><br>These may not sound like typical questions for an econo-mist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much-heralded scholar who studies the riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing—and whose conclusions turn conventional wisdom on its head.<br><br>Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They usually begin with a mountain of data and a simple question. Some of these questions concern life-and-death issues
Ludlum, Robert Road To Omaha, The Harper Collins Ludlum plays it for laughs: a wickedly funny, action-packed caper that reunites the lovable rogues from The Road to Gandolfo. In a book that delivers all of Ludlum’s trademark action and suspense–plus an added fillip of no-holds barred humor–General MacKenzie Hawkins and Sam Devereaux continue their mapcap adventures as Hawk tries to take over Nebraska.
MacBride, Stuart Cold Granite Harper Stuart MacBride’s Number One bestselling crime series opens with this award-winning debut. DS Logan McRae and the police in Aberdeen hunt a child killer who stalks the frozen streets.<br><br><br>Winter in Aberdeen: murder, mayhem and terrible weather…<br><br><br>It’s DS Logan McRae’s first day back on the job after a year off on the sick, and it couldn’t get much worse. Three-year-old David Reid’s body is discovered in a ditch, strangled, mutilated and a long time dead. And he’s only the first. There’s a serial killer stalking the Granite City and the local media are baying for blood.<br><br><br>Soon the dead are piling up in the morgue almost as fast as the snow on the streets, and Logan knows time is running out. More children are going missing. More are going to die. And if Logan isn’t careful, he could end up joining them…
Mackle, Marisa Chinese Whispers Dodder Books Ltd A-list parties, free champagne, celebrities – it’s every girl’s dream. But as Fiona Lemmon’s discovering, it can all be a bit of a drag. Between being caught with her best friend’s boyfriend and having to scour Dublin for a new housemate, she doesn’t have the time to find material for her celebrity gossip column. If only there was someone she could use to fill in the gaps…<br><br><br><br><br><br>Enter Bunny Maguire.<br><br><br><br><br><br>Before long, sweet and innocent Bunny has been remade by Fiona into the very best of It Girls – rich, pretty, and with bags of time to spend at the right parties with the right people. But somewhere along the line something goes wrong – and Fiona discovers that, far from solving her problems, she could have created a absolute monster…
Madoc, Gwen Bad to the Bone Not Avail Kate Vaughan is eighteen and has it all. She is beautiful, rich and in love with the eligible Mansel Jenkins. But her tyrannical stepfather, Luther Templar, is about to change her life forever.
Mansfield, Katherine Bliss & Other Stories NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company A collection of short stories by Katherine Mansfield, widely recognized as one of the greatest writers of her period, that capture with accuracy those emotionally-charged moments when an individual is most revealing.<br><br>Prelude –<br>Je ne parle pas français –<br>Bliss –<br>The wind blows –<br>Psychology –<br>Pictures –<br>The man without a temperament –<br>Mr. Reginald Peacock’s day –<br>Sun and moon –<br>Feuille d’album –<br>A dill pickle –The little governess –<br>Revelations –<br>The escape.
McEwan, Ian Amsterdam Vintage On a chilly February day two old friends meet in the throng outside a crematorium to pay their last respects to Molly Lane. Both Clive Linley and Vernon Halliday had been Molly’s lovers in the days before they reached their current eminence, Clive as Britain’s most successful modern composer, Vernon as editor of the quality broadsheet, The Judge.Gorgeous, feisty Molly had had other lovers too, notably Julian Garmony, Foreign Secretary, a notorious right-winger tipped to be the next prime minister. In the days that follow Molly’s funeral Clive and Vernon will make a pact that will have consequences neither has foreseen. Each will make a disastrous moral decision, their friendship will be tested to its limits and Julian Garmony will be fighting for his political life.
Mcgrath, Paul Back from the Brink: The Autobiography Century A brilliant defender, who played for Manchester United, Aston Villa and Ireland in the 1980s and 90s. McGrath was also a drinker, and this ended his league career. When he was offered a place on Ireland’s World Cup 2002 trip, McGrath grabbed the opportunity to redeem himself.
Melville, Herman Moby Dick Wordsworth Editions Ltd Moby Dick is the story of Captain Ahab’s quest to avenge the whale that ‘reaped’ his leg. The quest is an obsession and the novel is a diabolical study of how a man becomes a fanatic. But it is also a hymn to democracy. Bent as the crew is on Ahab’s appalling crusade, it is equally the image of a co-operative community at work: all hands dependent on all hands, each individual responsible for the security of each.<br><br>Among the crew is Ishmael, the novel’s narrator, ordinary sailor, and extraordinary reader. Digressive, allusive, vulgar, transcendent, the story Ishmael tells is above all an education: in the practice of whaling, in the art of writing.
Meredith, Bronwen “Vogue” Body And Beauty Book Viking Clean pages. Dust jacket in good conditions.Hardback, ex-library, with usual stamps and markings, in good all round condition.
Meyer, Stephenie Twilight Little, Brown and Company <strong>About three things I was absolutely positive.<br><br>First, Edward was a vampire.<br><br>Second, there was a part of him—and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be—that thirsted for my blood.<br><br>And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.</strong><br><br>In the first book of the Twilight Saga, internationally bestselling author Stephenie Meyer introduces Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, a pair of star-crossed lovers whose forbidden relationship ripens against the backdrop of small-town suspicion and a mysterious coven of vampires. This is a love story with bite.
Molloy, Michael Century, The LITTLE, BROWN
Neill, Michael Inside Out Revolution: The Only Thing You Need to Know to Change Your Life Forever, The Not Avail In ‘The Inside-Out Revolution’, Michael shares the principles behind the human experience and the only two things you need to know to begin to experience these kinds of dramatic changes for yourself. You will learn how to dissolve problems, become discouragement proof, awaken your spirit and meet any situation you encounter with clarity and love – with miraculous results.
Newman, Jenny Faber Book Of Seductions, The Faber & Faber Tempter and tempted, rake and ruined maid, devil and angel, Puritan and Cavalier: all have their part to play in this anthology of seduction scenes spanning the centuries from Thomas Malory to Angela Carter. The introduction shows why seduction has always been an irresistible topic for writers.
Noble, Paul Collins Easy Learning French with Paul Noble. Collins Publishers The language guru everyone is talking about – Paul Noble will revolutionise the way you learn language. No textbooks, no rote memorisation, no chance of failure. For all those who have struggled to learn French in the past.  For all those who think they’re just not a linguist.  For all those who don’t have the time – or the inclination – to sit and study a textbook. This is your chance to have a one-to-one lesson from Paul and his native-speaking French expert, Marion, and all in your own time. Download the course to your MP3 player and within a few hours you will have learned over 6,000 French words. Importantly, you will also know how to make your new vocabulary work for you. No set phrases, no lists of vocabulary. Just real French at your fingertips. Each course includes:  * 12 CDs holding over 13 hours of audio  * an 80-page booklet  * a DVD demonstrating Paul’s method Previously published as Collins French with Paul Noble. Note to customers:  The DVD within this product is in PAL format, with a region setting of 0/All regions. This format should play on all computers, but will only play on DVD players that are PAL-compatible. For a full list of PAL regions please search online.
O’Brien, Edna Country Girls, The Penguin Books The story of Cait and Baba and their escape from countryside and convent to the alluring crowds and lights and noise of Dublin. The author also wrote Johnny I Hardly Knew You, The Love Object and Other Stories and A Scandalous Woman and Other Stories.
O’Farrell, Maggie Distance Between Us, The Headline Review <strong>Gripping, insightful and deft, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Maggie O’Farrell is a haunting story of the way our families shape our lives, from the award-winning author of THIS MUST BE THE PLACE. It was a <em>Sunday Times</em> Top Ten bestseller and won the Somerset Maugham Award.</strong><br><strong></strong><br><strong></strong>On a cold February afternoon, Stella catches sight of a man she hasn’t seen for many years, but instantly recognises. Or thinks she does. At the same moment on the other side of the globe, in the middle of a crowd of Chinese New Year revellers, Jake realises that things are becoming dangerous.<br><br>They know nothing of one another’s existence, but both Stella and Jake flee their lives: Jake in search of a place so remote it doesn’t appear on any map, and Stella for a destination in Scotland, the significance of which only her sister, Nina, will understand.
O’Flanagan, Sheila Destinations Headline Review Two eavesdropping train passengers learn more than they bargained for about their own love lives
O’Neill, Gilda Getting There Arrow What’s a nice girl like Lorna Wright doing with an East End bad boy like Richie Clayton?<br><br>The world is changing and London is swinging: it’s the 1960s. But in the East End the docks are closing and life will never be the same.<br><br>Lorna Wright is a nice girl, but Richie Clayton is bad news: a violent thug who will stop at nothing to climb his way to the top of the East End underworld. The more Lorna gets mixed up in his ugly, brutal world, the more she finds herself in trouble too.<br><br>There are plenty of people who’d like to see Richie stopped. So when, after a terrible row with Lorna, Richie is found murdered, the finger of accusation points in all sorts of directions…
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Pearse, Lesley Hope Michael Joseph It is Somerset, 1836, and baby Hope is cast out from a world of privilege as living proof of her mother’s adultery. Smuggled away from the Harveys and Briargate House to a nearby village, Hope grows up in the arms of the warm and loving Renton family, unaware of her true identity. But fate has harsh plans for Hope.
Picoult, Jodi Mercy Cameron MacDonald has spent his life guided by duty. As the police chief of a small Massachusetts town that has been home to generations of his Scottish clan, he is bound to the town’s residents by blood &amp
Plain, Belva Evergreen HarperCollins Publishers Ltd Born into poverty and fear, Anna is desperate to leave her native Poland. Determined to make something of herself, Anna moves into a cramped New York slum and finds a job in a sweatshop. When two very different men fall in love with her, Anna is destined to be forever torn in love and loyalty.
Plain, Belva After the Fire Delacorte <p>\n  <br><strong>Comment survivre à l’échec de son mariage ? Et où trouver la force de reconstruire sa vie sur les cendres d’un amour consumé ? A travers l’émouvante histoire de Hyacinthe, Belva Plain explore les recoins les plus secrets de l’âme féminine, et nous donne aussi une formidable leçon d’espoir. <br><br></strong>\n  <br></p>
Plante, Lynda La Cold Shoulder MacMillan General Books A hunt ensues for a serial killer who chooses his victims from the demi-mondaine of Los Angeles. Before Lorraine, a cop, can participate in the search, she must face the pitfalls of alcoholic abuse and prostitution. When she’s back in business, the killer stands no chance.
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Powell, Colin|Persico, Joseph E.|Powell, Colin L. My American Journey Random House “A GREAT AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY . . . AN ENDEARING AND WELL-WRITTEN BOOK.”<br>–The New York Times Book Review<br>Colin Powell is the embodiment of the American dream. He was born in Harlem to immigrant parents from Jamaica. He knew the rough life of the streets. He overcame a barely average start at school. Then he joined the Army. The rest is history–Vietnam, the Pentagon, Panama, Desert Storm–but a history that until now has been known only on the surface. Here, for the first time, Colin Powell himself tells us how it happened, in a memoir distinguished by a heartfelt love of country and family, warm good humor, and a soldier’s directness. <br>MY AMERICAN JOURNEY is the powerful story of a life well lived and well told. It is also a view from the mountaintop of the political landscape of America. At a time when Americans feel disenchanted with their leaders, General Powell’s passionate views on family, personal responsibility, and, in his own words, “the greatness of America and the opportunities it offers” inspire hope and present a blueprint for the future. An utterly absorbing account, it is history with a vision.<br>”The stirring, only-in-America story of one determined man’s journey from the South Bronx to directing the mightiest of military forces . . . Fascinating.”–The Washington Post Book World<br>”Eloquent.”<br>–Los Angeles Times Book Review<br>”PROFOUND AND MOVING . . . . Must reading for anyone who wants to reaffirm his faith in the promise of America.”<br>–Jack Kemp<br> The Wall Street Journal<br>”A book that is much like its subject–articulate, confident, impressive, but unpretentious and witty. . . . Whether you are a political junkie, a military buff, or just interested in a good story, MY AMERICAN JOURNEY is a book well worth reading.”<br>–San Diego Union Tribune<br>”Colin Powell’s candid, introspective autobiography is a joy for all with an appetite for well-written political and social commentary.”<br>–The Detroit News<br><br><br><em>From the Paperback edition.</em>
Preisler, Jerome|Clancy, Tom|Greenberg, Martin ruthless.com Penguin Books Ltd Following the deregulation of computer encryption codes, an unforeseen Pandora’s Box is opened. Terrorists now have a potential back door into the nation’s defence computers, and someone plans to use it. One man understands the danger and has the resources to act before it’s too late.
Prunty, Morag|Kerrigan, Kate Dancing With Mules Pan Publishing ‘IRISH AMERICAN BILLIONAIRE SEEKS BRIGHT, BEAUTIFUL, INDEPENDENT, BUT ABOVE ALL IRISH WIFE. PLEASE SEND PHOTO AND 300 WORD ESSAY ABOUT YOURSELF TO PO BOX NY14786. LOOKING FOR GENUINE LOVE. NO TIME-WASTING MONEY GRABBERS PLEASE.'<br><br>LORNA has been twenty-five for nearly ten years and it’s starting to show. Successful and sassy, her money’s been spent on hard living and tough toyboys. She’s hoping to pull her Ferrari into the last gas station before the desert.<br><br>GLORIA is watching her hard earned business go up the nose of her womanising ex. Tired of life and not yet thirty, she’s determined never to go back to poverty again.<br><br>SANDY has other things on her mind. This is the story that could make or break her career as a journalist. But will her long red curls win her a husband into the bargain?<br><br>Three women, one bolshy billionaire. Hopelessly romantic Mr Big has whittled down the single women of Ireland and now he’s coming over to choose. Will he find a more crafty cat than the cooing colleen he was hoping for? Or will one of them strike gold?
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Quizmasters, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”: The Ultimate Challenge Boxtree Ltd Here’s the fix for all the addicted viewers who yell out the answers (correct or otherwise) when “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” is on TV. The question masters have crafted 1,000  more exclusive teasers for “Who Wants to be a Millionaire? The Ultimate Challenge” and they have included the Fastest Finger First qualifier and a new improved Ask the Audience lifeline.
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Rankin, Ian Tooth and Nail Orion They call him the Wolfman – because he takes a bite out of his victims and because they found the first victim in the East End’s lonely Wolf Street. Scotland Yard are anxious to find the killer and Inspector Rebus is drafted in to help, thanks to his supposed expertise in the modus operandi of serial killers. But his Scotland Yard opposite number, George Flight, isn’t happy at yet more interference – it’s bad enough having several Chief Inspectors on your back – and Rebus finds himself dealing with racial prejudice as well as the predations of a violent maniac. When Rebus is offered a serial killer profile of the Wolfman by an attractive female psychologist, it’s too good an opportunity to miss. But in finding an ally, he may have given his enemies an easy means of attack.
Rathbone, Julian Crystal Contract, The Mandarin This thriller combines high adventure, politics, romance and danger on a global scale. It is the story of a man’s mission to penetrate and destroy an international conspiracy of cocaine and political power in Switzerland. Previous titles by this author include “Zdt” and “Lying in State”.
Read, Piers Paul On The Third Day Mandarin An intellectual thriller putting forth the supposition that Christ did not rise from the dead. It questions what effect this revelation would have on the individual believer, on the Church as a whole and on the political stability of the world. Read has also written “A Season in the West”.
Rendell, Ruth|Duque, Félix To Fear a Painted Devil Fawcett Gossip in tiny Linchester is raised to new heights when young Patrick Selby dies on the night of his beautiful wife’s birthday party. The whole neighborhood was there, witness to the horrible attack of wasps Peter suffered at the end of the evening. But did Peter die of the stings? Dr. Greenleaf thinks not. After all, wasps aren’t the only creatures that kill with poison . . .
Rhodes, Elvi House Of Bonneau, The Corgi When Madeleine Bates, ex-parlourmaid and daughter of a Yorkshire millhand, married the young French wool baron, Leon Bonneau, it seemed as though her life of turmoil was over. They knew they had struggles of a practical nature ahead of them – trying to build the bankrupt mill into a new and thriving business – but Madeleine felt that, providing everything was right between her and Leon, they could face whatever lay ahead. But trouble and disruption were still to be part of her future – for Leon’s family in France bitterly resented the Yorkshire girl who had taken their son away from them. And Hortense Murer, who had thought she would be Leon’s wife, resented her even more. And over all hung the shadow of a foolish curse made by her old enemy, Sophia Parkinson – that Madeleine would never bear a son – a curse that, against all the tenets of common sense, seemed to be coming true.
Robinson, Anne Memoirs Of An Unfit Mother LITTLE, BROWN Who is Anne Robinson? She’s the notorious grand inquisitor of the television sensation <em>The Weakest Link.</em> She’s the first woman in nearly half a century to host a prime-time game show. She’s the highest-paid female journalist in British history. She warrants fan mail and death threats, fear and loathing, unqualified admiration and unabashed hatred…. <p> <strong>But what you <em>don’t</em> know about the Host from Hell could fill a book.</strong> </p><p> From pioneering journalist to overnight pop-culture phenomenon, Anne Robinson tells all with the same bar-nothing candor that won her the honor of “rudest woman on TV” (Britain’s <em>TVTimes).</em> But now Anne Robinson trains her steely-eyed focus on her own past. With unblinking honesty she shares the events of her formative upbringing by a sensitive father and a driven, hardworking mother who was “part magic, part monster.” With unreserved pride she reveals the headline-making battles to carve out her own career as a journalist, a controversial consumer reporter, and a BBC anchor — a calling that took its toll on a troubled marriage and a sensational, highly publicized custody battle. </p><p> And with biting humor, Anne Robinson explores what brought her to her latest level of infamy: the autocratic style, withering glance, and stinging lash of the lady in black, landing her in the unique position of being both the most popular and unpopular television personality in history.</p>
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Sandford, John Certain Prey Berkley <strong>“One of [the] best” (<em>Orlando Sentinel</em>) Lucas Davenport Novels—now with a New Introduction by the Author. </strong><br><br>Clara Rinker is twenty-eight, beautiful, charmingly southern—and the best hit woman in the business. She just goes about her business, collects her money, and goes home. Her latest hit sounds simple: a defense attorney wants a rival eliminated. No problem—until a witness survives. Clara usually knows how to deal with loose ends: cut them off, one by one, until they’re all gone. This time, there’s one loose end that’s hard to shake.<br><br>Lucas Davenport has no idea of the toll this case is about to take on him. Clara knows his weak spots. She knows how to penetrate them, and how to use them. And when a woman like Clara has the advantage, no one is safe.
SCOTTOLINE, Lisa|Cox, Scarlet Mistaken Identity Harper Collins <P>Bennie Rosato, head of her own Philadelphia law firm, is a criminal attorney now specializing in police misconduct cases, and she’s seen the noblest and most deviant aspects of human nature. But nothing can prepare her for the moment she enters a maximum-security prison to meet her new client, Alice Connolly, face to face. Accused of brutally murdering her lover, a highly decorated police detective, Connolly claims the police framed her. What shocks Bennie is that Connolly bears an uncanny physical resemblance to her. “Pleased to meet you. I’m your twin,” Connolly tells the astonished lawyer.<P>But Bennie doesn’t have a twin. Or does she? Connolly knows too many intimate details about Bennie’s life and family for the resemblance to be just coincidental. Taking the case with the trial only a week away, Bennie plunges into the mystery of the murder, as well as her won identity and her family’s dark secrets. Is Connolly innocent? And is she Bennie’s unknown sister? It is not until Bennie takes the case to verdict that she will finally learn the truth which threatens to change her life.<P>A legal thriller, a courtroom drama, and an exploration of the emotional bonds that define our lives and those we love, <I>Mistaken Identity</i> is a masterly achievement that takes the legal thriller to a new level as it resoundingly confirms Lisa Scottoline’s place as one of the premier writers of suspense fiction today.
Shaw, Rebecca Country Wives Orion Books There’s a new vet in Barleybridge, and before long the usually calm Practice is rife with anxiety and tension
Shears, Sarah Village – Part One of the Fairfields Chronicles, The Pan Books The first part of “The Fairfields Chronicles”, set in a small Kent village during the first two decades of the 20th century. The lives and loves of the families of Fairfields village become irrevocably entwined in this story depicting the changing pattern of English country life.
Sheldon, Sidney Sky Is Falling, The Harper Collins Washington TV anchorwoman Dana Evans (from Best Laid Plans) suspects the accidents befalling the rich Winthrop family, killing all five members, were murders. Like Chicken Little and the sky falling, she chases clues across the world to unravel an international conspiracy. The inheritance goes to charity, so money is not the motive. <br><br>Her Sarajevo ward Kemal gets expelled, a prosthetic arm, then often naps afternoons under care of kindly new housekeeper. Unseen agents follow her, bug hotel rooms, while an evil mastermind voice overhears taped conversations and supervises regular secret auctions, inviting armed wealthy customers. Witnesses and informants die before, and after meetings. Friends become foes, nobody can be trusted.
Simons, Paullina Eleven Hours Flamingo (HarperCollins) With her third thrilling novel, Paullina Simons has secured her place as one of today’s most talented writers of women’s suspense fiction.<br><br>One pregnant woman. One deranged man. Eleven hours of hell. Abducted from a shopping mall in Dallas, Didi Wood, in her ninth month of pregnancy, is taken on the most dangerous, horrifying ride of her life, as a madman drives her across Texas. While her husband and the FBI try furiously to track them down, they can only hope to find Didi — and her unborn child — alive.
Smith, Alexander McCall 44 Scotland Street Abacus The story revolves around the comings and goings at No. 44 Scotland Street, a fictitious building in a real street in Edinburgh. Immediately recognisable are the Edinburgh chartered surveyor, stalwart of the Conservative Association, who dreams of membership of Scotland’s most exclusive golf club. We have the pushy Stockbridge mother, and her prodigiously talented five-year-old son, who is making good progress with the saxophone and with his Italian. Then there is Domenica Macdonald who is that type of Edinburgh lady who sees herself as a citizen of a broader intellectual world. In McCall Smith’s hands such characters retain charm and novelty, simultaneously arousing both mirth and empathy. 44 Scotland Street is vintage McCall Smith, tackling issues of trust and honesty, snobbery and hypocrisy, love and loss, but all with great lightness of touch. Clever, elegant and funny, this is a novel that provides huge entertainment but which is underpinned by the moral dilemmas of everyday life and the characters’ struggles to resolve them.
Smith, Penny Summer Holiday Fourth Estate (GB) Miranda Blake is divorced. At 45, things are starting to head south. She’s toying with the idea of Botox. Toying with the idea of facial surgery. And toying with getting a job or possibly a toy boy. The only block to all those things is her stiff, uppity daughter, 23-year-old Lucy. Pompous, is what Miranda calls her. (Sane, is how Lucy sees it.)<br><br>Her friends are trying to set her up with a collection of bankers and company directors… Similar types to her ex-husband, Nigel (Nigel – just saying his name makes her wince) and every new date ends in disaster. So, one summer’s day, Miranda decides to go and help clean out a local canal. She falls for Alex, a dreadlocked eco-warrior. But Lucy does not approve, and sets about sabotaging the relationship. She succeeds…<br><br>Miranda, heartbroken, goes on holiday to Spain. But there, things only go from bad to worse – she falls in with a bad crowd, and is soon way out of her depth. What is it they know about Alex and his family? How is the wealthy recluse, and island owner, David Miller involved in their dodgy business activities?<br><br>Aboard a glamorous yacht, hosting an award ceremony with former breakfast TV star Katie Fisher, Miranda might be in more trouble than she ever could have imagined. Will Alex get there in time to save her?
Smith, Wilbur Eagle in the Sky Pan Publishing David Morgan, heir to a family fortune, rebels and becomes a jet fighter pilot. Meeting Debra, an Israeli writer, he follows her to her homeland and becomes involved in her country’s war for national survival, at a terrible cost to both Debra and himself.
Sparks, Nicholas Walk to Remember, A Grand Central Publishing Set in North Carolina in the late 1950s, this novel is a deeply moving story of two people discovering love for the first time and the changes this inevitably has on their lives.
Sparks, Nicholas Wedding, The Time Warner Books After thirty years of marriage, Wilson Lewis, son-in-law of Allie and Noah Calhoun (of The Notebook), is forced to admit that the romance has gone out of his marriage. Desperate to win back his wife, Jane’s, heart, he must figure out how to make her fall in love with him… again. Despite the shining example of Allie and Noah’s marriage, Wilson is himself a man unable to easily express his emotions. A successful estate attorney, he has provided well for his family, but now, with his daughter’s upcoming wedding, he is forced to face the fact that he and Jane have grown apart and he wonders if she even loves him anymore. Wilson is sure of one thing–his love for his wife has only deepened and intensified over the years. Now, with the memories of his in-laws’ magnificent fifty-year love affair as his guide, Wilson struggles to find his way back into the heart of the woman he adores.<br><br><em>Did You Know?—<br><br>The Wedding is a follow-up to The Notebook?<br><br>The Wedding was inspired by a few unnamed couples that Nicholas knows well?<br><br>The novel is set in the North Carolina town in which Nicholas now lives?</em>
Spindler, Erica Forbidden Fruit Mira Books From the author of BABY MINE and RED, a romantic novel which discloses the secrets of three generations of Pierron women and one man who knows everything about them.
Staples, Mary Jane Sergeant Joe Corgi Everyone liked Sergeant Joe. From the huge jolly Beavis family with whom he had lodgings in Newington Butts, to Mr George Singleton, Charing Cross Road bookseller, who employed Joe in a little lucrative and harmless forgery, Sergeant Joe was a univeral favourite. Quite a few people wondered why he didn’t get married. But it wasn’t until he bumped into Dolly Smith – quite literally in a London pea-souper – that he met a girl who made an impression on him. Dolly was quick, lively, and full of cockney cheek. She was also a little frightened – running from a vicious-looking thug and a sinister foreigner who seemed to think she had stolen something valuable. When Joe took Dolly under his wing he thought he was just helping her in a momentary predicament. He didn’t realise his peaceful existence was going to be wrecked. For Dolly was both bewitching and beguiling – and she was also involved in something quite dangerous that was finally to give Sergeant Joe the surprise of his life.
Steel, Danielle Wanderlust Little Brown and Company <strong>Wanderlust</strong> is the story of Audrey Driscoll. Orphaned young, Audrey has grown up caring for her eccentric millionaire grandfather and her demanding younger sister, Annabelle, who assume she will always be there for them. Sheltered yet restless, responsible beyond her years yet hungering for experience, Audrey is hopelessly bound until she herself makes the daring decision to leave. As the 1930s unfold, alone, camera in hand, she will shock friends and outrage family as she plunges headlong into the wider world.<br><br>Crossing the Atlantic aboard the luxurious <em>Queen Mary</em>, Audrey meets James and Violet Hawthorne, who will draw her into a sophisticated circle of artists and expatriates. And it is they who will introduce her to Charles Parker-Scott, in who Audrey will come to recognize a twin soul, a man propelled by relentless curiosity and driven by conflicting needs for intimacy and independence. Together they will spend an exquisite summer at Cap d’Antibes, then board the Orient Express on an adventure that will carry them to a remote outpost in China. But at the farthest reaches of this journey Aubrey must choose again. Japan has attacked China. Charles knows he must return to Europe at once. But Audrey becomes involved with a besieged orphanage and decides to remain in China without Charles, caring for the abandoned children until help arrives. <br><br>In time Audrey will return to America with a daughter of her own. While she must come home to San Francisco to confront a world irrevocably changed by time, she finds she cannot stay. From prewar Germany to London during the Blitz, from a wrenching reunion with Charles to a war zone in North Africa, again and again she must choose between the dictates of her conscience and the yearnings of her heart. For Audrey Driscoll and the men and women whose lives touch hers, wanderlust is the inescapable element. Born at a time when women were expected to stay close to home and fulfill traditional roles, Audrey is compelled to follow the thread of events that will destroy the complacency of the past and shape the future. From Europe to China, from San Francisco to North Africa, she is irresistibly drawn into a man’s world of conflict, discovery, and danger. <br><br>In a vivid novel of breathtaking scope, Danielle Steel has once again surpassed herself in creating an unforgettable tale of men and women caught in the tides of personal drama and historic event. <strong>Wanderlust</strong> is Danielle Steel’s finest journey.
Steel, Danielle Power Play Bantam Press <strong>Would you sacrifice your family to have it all?</strong><br><br>Fiona Carson has proven herself as CEO of a multibillion-dollar high-tech company, but she still has to meet the challenges of her world every day. Devoted single mother, world-class strategist, and tough negotiator, Fiona weighs every move she makes and reserves any personal time for her children. Isolation and constant pressure are givens for her as a woman in a man’s world.<br><br>Meanwhile, Marshall Weston basks in the fruits of his achievements. At his side is his wife Liz – the perfect, supportive corporate spouse – who has gladly sacrificed her own law career to raise their three children. Smooth, shrewd, and irreproachable, Marshall is a model chief executive, and the power he wields only enhances his charisma. And to maintain his position, he harbors secrets that could destroy his life at any moment.<br><br>Both must face their own demons, and fight off those who are jealous of their success. Their lives as CEOs of major companies come at a high price. But just how high a price are they willing to pay? Who are they willing to sacrifice to stay on top? Those they love, or themselves?
Steel, Danielle Second Chance Delacorte Press As editor-in-chief of New York’s leading fashion magazine, Fiona Monaghan was utterly content with her life, jetting back and forth between Manhattan and Europe–-until the sweltering day John Anderson strolled into her office. A widower with two daughters, John was as conservative as Fiona was freewheeling, both amused and appalled by her world of high-strung designers, anorexic models, Fendi-stuffed closets, and Sir Winston, her snoring bulldog. But after Fiona impulsively invited John to the Paris couture shows, somewhere between the magic of the runway and the stroll along the Seine, she let him into her heart. And within weeks of their return to New York, John was making friends with Sir Winston-–and Fiona was making room in her closets.<br><br>It didn’t take long for the dominoes to start falling. First, John introduced Fiona to his hostile daughters and their bloodthirsty Pekingese and snarling housekeeper. Then, after a disastrous dinner party with John’s biggest client, Fiona and John’s relationship began to unravel with alarming speed. What happens next will set Fiona on a journey filled with pain, revelation, and awakening. When she risks everything and returns to Paris alone, an extraordinary series of events begins to unfold. And as the snow falls on the city of light, the curtain will rise on a second act Fiona never saw coming.<br><br>In a dazzling tale of modern misadventures and career-crossed relationships, Danielle Steel captures the heady magic of instant attraction, the challenges of change-–and the hope that comes when we dare to do it all over again.
Steel, Danielle Malice Dell Only veteran author Danielle Steel can make dysfunction this fashionable! In <em>Malice</em>, her 37th potboiler, the gloves come off. Life is no fairy tale for teenager Grace Adams. The preternaturally quiet and dowdy daughter of Watseka’s favorite son, lawyer John Adams, and his lovely, cancer-stricken wife Ellen, Grace has an ugly little secret that she’s kept for four years. When her father brutally rapes her following her mother’s funeral, Grace kills him. Only 17 years old, she faces the death penalty in a town all too willing to perpetrate the fiction of John Adams, even when it means prison for Grace. Upon release two years later, Grace heads for Chicago where life starts looking up when she finds a job as a receptionist in a downtown modeling agency. Unfortunately, Grace encounters an unscrupulous photographer and a slimy parole officer. As soon as her parole is over, Grace escapes again, running to New York City to disappear among the hordes. Working as a secretary in a law firm, she’s asked to work for a partner. After a rocky start, Charles Mackenzie and Grace establish a comfortable routine. But when Grace is brutally beaten by the husband of a woman in the crisis center where she volunteers, Charles is at her side constantly, arranging for the finest medical care and talking her out of her coma. Love blooms as Grace slowly recuperates. Finally whole again, inside and out, Grace and Charles marry and start a family. Life couldn’t get much better as Charles enters politics and Grace tends to their growing family. But when tabloids release the story of Grace’s sordid past and explicit photos of Grace taken while she was drugged, their family is left reeling, with Charles’s campaign in shambles and Grace’s life crumbling around her. Danielle Steel doesn’t even pretend that <em>Malice</em> is a piece of romantic fiction, but loyal fans will happily make the transition as she charts a new course! <em>–Alison Trinkle</em>
Steel, Danielle Special Delivery Dell At 59, Jack Watson owns one of the most successful boutiques in Beverly Hills, has two adult children who are the light of his life, and his choice of Hollywood’s most beautiful women. After a failed marriage in the distant past, and a brief, tragic affair years afterward, Jack has become the perfect bachelor. And he loves it.<br><br>Amanda Robbins knew Jack Watson only as her daughter’s father-in-law, an incurable playboy whom she dislikes intensely. Theirs had been a relationship based solely upon the marriage of her daughter to his son. And Amanda wants no other relationship with him. But when she becomes a widow unexpectedly, twenty-six years after she retired from Hollywood stardom to become a wife and mother, Amanda finds herself on unfamiliar ground, and is surprised to find herself both befriended by, and attracted to, Jack Watson.  Worse yet, she likes him. There is a lot more to him than she previously suspected.<br><br>Amanda’s shock at her attraction to Jack is equaled only by her children’s. Then suddenly, a startling announcement stuns both families, as Jack and Amanda are faced with an unexpected gift that neither thought possible, and with a choice that provides them both considerable challenge. But at a time in their lives when they least expect to feel that way, they not only feel young again, but are blissfully happy, in spite of the confusion, opposition, and obstacles all around them. <em>Special Delivery</em> is about what two people do when life gives them everything they wanted, twenty years after they expected to find it. In her 40th bestselling novel, Danielle Steel makes us laugh and cry as she touches the heart with tenderness and accuracy.
Steel, Danielle|Danielle, Steel Rogue Bantam Press For Maxine Williams, being married to Blake had been an amazing adventure. Brilliant, charismatic, and wholly unpredictable, Blake Williams made millions and grabbed headlines as a dot-com entrepreneur. His only shortcoming was as a husband first his work, and then his never-ending quest for fun kept him constantly on the move, far away from Maxine and his family. For five years, Blake and Maxine have worked out an odd but amicable divorce, with shared homes, a summer yacht, and three children they both adore. Blake gets to keep his globe-trotting lifestyle – dating a succession of beautiful, famous and very young women – while Maxine raises their kids in Manhattan and pursues her passion, working as a psychiatrist, a world-renowned expert on childhood trauma. Then, everything changes . . .<br><br><br><br><br><br>For Maxine, it starts when she falls in love with Dr. Charles West, a man who is everything Blake is not – mature, grounded, and present. For Blake, it begins when a devastating earthquake strikes near one of his palatial foreign homes, and he sees hundreds of orphaned children in need of shelter. Now, Blake wants Maxine in his life again – as a partner in a humanitarian project that could change countless lives. For Maxine, the choice is clear. But Blake’s sudden transformation – from carefree playboy to compassionate, responsible grownup – raises questions she’s never managed to answer . . . and some she’s afraid to ask. After all, Maxine is on the cusp of a new life and almost certain that Blake Williams, a.k.a. the Rogue, is a man of capable doing anything – except change …Or is he?<br><br><br><br><br><br>An unforgettable story of two people pursuing happiness from opposite directions, Rogue is a journey of choices, second chances, and the amazing opportunities that come together – just when life seems to to be falling apart.
Stewart, Mary Rose Cottage Not Avail A reissue in new series style of this romantic suspense novel from this much loved bestselling author
Stone, Irving Agony and the Ecstasy, The Methuen The passionate biographical novel of Michelangelo.<br><br><strong>His time</strong><br>- the turbulent Renaissance, the years of poisoning princes, warring popes, the all-powerful de’Medici family, the fanatic monk Savonarola…<br><strong>His loves</strong><br>- the frail and lovely daughter of Lorenzo de’Medici
Stone, Irving|Stone, Jean Origin: A Biographical Novel of Charles Darwin, The Doubleday The Origin: A Biographical Novel of Charles Darwin
Sutcliffe, Katherine Fire in the Heart Severn House Publishers A REBELLIOUS WAIF…A BROODING EARL<br><br>She fled the horrors of a British workhouse, seeking refuge with the dark, moody aristocrat. Begrudgingly he sheltered her, fighting the fascination of her saucy innocence. But never did he imagine that the filthy urchin could be transformed into a bewitching beauty — a sparkling jewel that would tempt him beyond endurance… forcing his surrender to the exquisite torment of a love that denied all reason…
Swan, Anna Statues Without Shadows Hodder & Stoughton Haunting, poignant memoir of the author’s quest to discover the shocking truth about her past, spanning three generations of a fascinating but flawed family. Anna grew up accepting that her parents were glamorous but mysterious figures, who had both died by the time she was seven. It was only when she was in her thirties that she discovered they had both committed suicide. As she began to search for the truth about her parents, she uncovered details about their fascinating and incredibly divergent backgrounds: her father’s family can trace their ancestry to King James II. Her mother came from a Welsh mining family. They met in 1950s literary London and fell in love. But a year after Anna was born, her mother was dead. The book explores the nature of loss, exile, betrayal and Anna’s own deep-rooted instinct to refuse the horrors of her past and transcend the legacy of her parents. This is a compelling, moving story of uncovering the past in order to reclaim the future.
Thomas, Rosie Moon Island Arrow On a small stretch of untamed coast, five old clapboard houses gaze out to sea. Fourteen-year-old May Duhane, arriving with her father and sister for the summer, feels isolated and resentful.<br><br><br>Leonie Beam, staying in the neighbouring house with her husband’s family, shares May’s isolation for she is unhappy in her marriage. She confides in Elizabeth Newton, an aging widow who keeps the beach’s secrets.<br><br><br>Meanwhile, May has discovered the diary of a dead girl, her own age. To unravel its story, she must immerse herself in the past. As she does so, she begins to feel she is destined to follow in the dead girl’s footsteps.
Tracy, P.J.|Tracey, P. J.|Tracy, P. J. Snow Blind Penguin Books Ltd The Dead of Winter…<br><br>Minneapolis, winter’s first white flakes
Turow, Scott Personal Injuries Penguin Books Ltd The Chief Judge of Kindle County and four of his most prominent subordinates have been taking bribes for years. The US Attorney is trying to build up a case against them. But the only way he can hope to convict them is with the help of Robbie Feaver, a thoroughly-compromised lawyer.
Turow, Scott|Turow, Innocent Pan Publishing Rusty Sabich, family man &amp
Vincenzi, Penny Decision, The Headline Publishing A love affair … between self-made property tycoon Matt Shaw and dazzling fashion editor Eliza Clark, spanning sixties London, the extravagance of Milan and the glamour of New York.<br><br>A marriage … that’s both passionate and difficult, as Matt and Eliza’s lives become irrevocably divided and entwined with others: charming advertising man Jeremy Northcott
Walker, Sue Reunion, The Michael Joseph Ltd Innes? Innes, it’s Isabella. Isabella Velasco …’ A simple message on an answer machine. But one that made Innes Haldane’s blood run cold. Isabella Velasco was a name from a past that Innes had tried hard to forget. For in 1977 both had spent a fateful year at the Unit, an experimental home for dysfunctional teenagers in Edinburgh. Now, after almost three decades, Isabella is trying to make contact. But before she can reach her, Innes learns that Isabella has committed suicide. And shock quickly turns to fear when she hears that another former patient has also recently killed himself. Has some dark event from 1977 finally come back to haunt them all?
West, Morris L.|West, Morris Shoes of the Fisherman, The Fontana (London) The Pope is dead-but the papacy lives on, Already, from all the corners of the globe, grizzled, scarlet-suited cardinals are gathering to elect a successor.
Williams, Dee|de Orbigny, Alcides Annie of Albert Mews Headline Even if she feels life is passing her by as she serves behind the counter in her father’s Rotherhithe grocer’s shop, Annie Rogers knows she is lucky to have a secure home and a loving family – unlike her friend Lil, whose father is a violent drunk. Knowing how hard Lil’s life is, Annie willingly helps her out, lending her dresses and make-up and, when Annie is asked out on a smart date by the landlord’s son Peter Barrett, suggesting Lil come along to make up a foursome.<br><br>But it is a shock when Lil gets on famously with Peter’s swanky friend Julian whilst Annie feels much less sure of the smooth Peter. Soon Lil is busy earning money from pub singing spots set up for her by Julian, and Annie, no longer needed by her friend, feels more isolated than ever. It is then that she notices shy Will Hobbs from Fisher’s engineering works. Before long Annie and Will are engaged, with plans for a home of their own in Surrey. But a dreadful accident at Fisher’s and the looming shadow of World War II mean that life for Annie of Albert Mews is not so predictable – or secure – as she once thought it was …
Williams, Mary Ghostly Carnival: Cornish Ghost Stories William Kimber
Woolf, Virginia To The Lighthouse Triad/Grafton Books (A Division of HarperCollins Publishers) Among the greatest literary achievements of this century is <em>To the Lighthouse</em>, Virginia Woolf’s fifth novel. It was greeted with a chorus of praise, was the first to win her a large public, and has remained the most popular of all her novels.<br><br>It is set on a Hebridean island, overlooked by a distant lighthouse, where an English family and assorted guests are enjoying the long summer. Mrs. Ramsay is beautiful, dominant, generous. Her power is gentle but irresistible. All of them – her eccentric and demanding husband, her flock of children, the lovers, the crusty old writer, the independent woman painter, the awkward young academic – are drawn into her sphere of influence. She flatters vanities, builds friendships, protects her own. Her husband’s passion is for abstract truth