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Quiet violence of dreams, The

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How To Stop Time

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I am old. That is the first thing to tell you. The thing you are least likely to believe. If you saw me you would probably think I was about forty, but you would be very wrong. Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, hes been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover – working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if hed never witnessed them first-hand. He can try to tame the past that is fast catching up with him. The only thing Tom must not do is fall in love. How to Stop Time is a wild and bittersweet story about losing and finding yourself, about the certainty of change and about the lifetimes it can take to really learn how to live.

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Before and Again

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Mackenzie Cooper took her eyes off the road for just a moment but theresulting collision was enough to rob her not only of her beloved daughter butultimately of her marriage, family, and friends, and thanks to the nonstopmedia coverage, even her privacy.Now she lives in Vermont under the name Maggie Reid, in a small house with her cats anddog. Shes thankful for the new friends shes made though she cant risk telling them toomuch. And she takes satisfaction in working as a makeup artist at the luxurious local spa,helping clients hide the visible outward signs of their weariness, illnesses, and injuries.C overing up scars is a skill she has mastered.Her only goal is to stay under the radar and make it through her remaining probation. Butshe isnt the only one in this peaceful town with secrets. When a friends teenage son isthrust into the national spotlight, accused of hacking a powerful mans Twitter account,Maggie is torn between pulling away and protecting herself or stepping into the glare to beat their side. As the stunning truth behind their case is slowly revealed, Maggies owncarefully constructed story begins to unravel as well. She knows all too well that what weneed from each other in this difficult world is comfort. But to provide it, sometimes weneed to travel far outside our comfort zones.From a multimillion-selling master of womens fiction, Before and Again is astory of the relationships we find ourselves in – mothers and daughters,spouses and siblings, true companions and fair-weather friends – and whatkind of sacrifices we are or arent willing to make to sustain them throughgood times and bad.

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21 Lessons for the 21 Century

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Yuval Noah Harari returns in August 2018 with a new book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. In bringing his focus to the here and now, Harari will help us to grapple with a world that is increasingly hard to comprehend, encouraging us to focus our minds on the essential questions we should be asking ourselves today. Employing his trademark entertaining and lucid style, Harari will examine some of the world’s most urgent issues, including terrorism, fake news and immigration, as well as turning to more individual concerns, from resilience and humility to meditation.

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The Particular Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes

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Masha is drowning.Once a spirited, independent woman with a rebellious streak, her life has been forever changed by a tragic event twelve years ago.Unable to let go of her grief, she finds solace in the silent company of the souls of her local Victorian cemetery and at the towns lido, where she seeks refuge underwater – safe from the noise and the pain.But a chance encounter with two extraordinary women – the fabulous and wise Kitty Muriel, a convent girl-turned-magicians wife-turned-seventy-something-roller-disco fanatic,and the mysterious Sally Red Shoes, a bag lady with a prodigious voice – opens up a new world of possibilities, and the chance to start living again.Until the fateful day when the past comes roaring back.

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Varina

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The new novel from the number one bestselling author of Cold Mountain – astunning portrait of the devastation left by the American Civil War, as seenthrough the eyes of a woman who played a part at the heart of it.With her marriage prospects ruined in the wake of her fathers financial decline, teenageVarina Howell decides her best option is to wed the much-older widower Jefferson Davis,with whom she expects a life of security as a Mississippi landowner. When he insteadpursues a career in politics and is appointed President of the C onfederacy, it puts Varinaat the white-hot centre of one of the darkest moments in American history – culpableregardless of her intentions.As the C onfederacy prepares to surrender and she finds herself friendless and alone,Varina and her children escape Richmond. With her marriage in tatters and the countrydivided, they travel south, now fugitives with bounties on their heads, an entire nation inpursuit.

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White Chrysanthemum

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Hana and her little sister Emi are part of an island community of haenyeo, women who make their living from diving deep into the sea off the southernmost tip of Korea. One day Hana sees a Japanese soldier heading for where Emi is guarding the days catch on the beach. Her mother has told her again and again never to be caught alone with one. Terrified for her sister, Hana swims as hard as she can for the shore. So begins the story of two sisters suddenly and violently separated by war. Switch-backing between Hana in 1943 and Emi as an old woman today, White Chrysanthemum takes us into a dark and devastating corner of history. But pulling us back into the light are two women whose love for one another is strong enough to triumph over the evils of war.

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The Falcon of Sparta

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In the Ancient World, one army was feared above allothers. This is their story.When Cyrus, brother to the Great King of Persia,attempts to overthrow his reckless sibling, he employsa Greek mercenary army of 10,000 soldiers. When thisarmy becomes stranded as a result of the unexpecteddeath of Cyrus, and then witnesses the treacherousmurder of its entire officer corps, despair overtakes them.One man, Xenophon, rallies the Greeks. As he attemptsto lead them to freedom across 1,500 miles of hostileterritory seething with adversaries, 10,000 men set offon the long way home.

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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

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One September evening in1785, the merchant JonahHancock is told that hisship has been sold for whatappears to be a mermaid.Its arrival spins him out ofhis ordinary existence andthrough the doors of high society. At an opulentparty, he makes the acquaintance of Angelica Neal,the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyeson. This meeting will steer both their lives ontoa dangerous new course, on which they will learnthat priceless things come at the greatest cost.Will they be able to escape the destructivepower mermaids are said to possess.

Softcover, 496 pages, 253 x 158 mm

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Three Things About Elsie

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There are three things you should know about Elsie.The first thing is that she’s my best friend.The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better.And the third thing might take a little bit more explaining.84-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light; and, if the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly a man who died sixty years agoFrom the author of THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP, this book will teach you many things, but here are three of them:1) The fine threads of humanity will connect us all forever.2) There is so very much more to anyone than the worst thing they have ever done.3) Even the smallest life can leave the loudest echo.

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The Pearl Sister

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Following the death of her father, CeCe D’Aplièse decides to fl ee England and discover her past. This book is the fourth in the ever-popular Seven Sisters series.

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Transcription

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THE MAGNIFICENT NEW NOVEL BY BESTSELLING AWARD-WINNING KATE ATKINSON‘Think of it as an adventure, Perry had said right at the beginning of all this.And it had seemed like one. A bit of a lark, she had thought. A Girls Own adventure.’In 1940, eighteen- year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past for ever.Ten years later, now a producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence.Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of extraordinary power, wit and empathy. It

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A ladder to the Sky

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A deliciously dark tale of ambition, seduction and literary theft . . . an ingeniously conceived novel that confirms Boyne as one of the most assured writers of his generation. Hannah Beckerman, Observer*A psychological drama of cat and mouse, A Ladder to the Sky shows how easy it is to achieve the world if you are prepared to sacrifice your soul.If you look hard enough, you can find stories pretty much anywhere. They don’t even have to be your own. Or so would-be writer Maurice Swift decides very early on in his career.A chance encounter in a Berlin hotel with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann gives him an opportunity to ingratiate himself with someone more powerful than him. For Erich is lonely, and he has a story to tell. Whether or not he should do so is another matter entirely.Once Maurice has made his name, he sets off in pursuit of other people’s stories. He doesn’t care where he finds them – or to whom they belong – as long as they help him rise to the top.Stories will make him famous but they will also make him beg, borrow and steal.They may even make him do worse.

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Accidental Heroes

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On a beautiful May morning at New York’s JFK Airport, a routine plane departs for San Francisco. Security agent Bernice Adams finds a postcard of the Golden Gate Bridge bearing an ambiguous message. Who left the postcard behind, which flight is that person on, and what exactly does the message mean Her supervisor dismisses her concerns but she is compelled to contact Homeland Security. As the flight takes off each of the passengers is looking forward to reaching San Francisco, whether it’s for a family reunion, a wedding, or a new way of life. But as it emerges, there’s someone on the flight planning something terrible and these strangers’ lives entwine as they come together to help to avert a tragedy at the eleventh hour. Danielle Steel combines intense action with stories of emotionally rich, intertwined lives. As the plane bears down on its destination of San Francisco, the futures of these strangers will be changed forever by a handful of accidental heroes.

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The Librarian

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Sylvia Blackwell, a young woman in her twenties, moves to East Mole,a quaint market town in middle England, to start a new job asa childrens librarian. But the apparently pleasant town is not all itseems. Sylvia falls in love with an older man – but its her connectionto his precocious young daughter and her neighbours son which willchange her life and put them, the library and her job under threat.How does the library alter the young childrens lives and how do thechildren fare as a result of the books Sylvia introduces them to

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Warlight

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In a narrative as mysterious as memory itself – at once both shadowed and luminous – Warlight is a vivid, thrilling novel of violence and love, intrigue and desire.It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister,Rachel, are apparently abandoned by their parents,left in the care of an enigmatic figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal,and grow both more convinced and less concerned as they get to know his eccentric crew of friends.A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all he didn’t know or understand in that time, and it is this journey – through reality, recollection, and imagination – that is told in this magnificent novel.

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So much life left over

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Rosie and Daniel have moved to Ceylon with their little daughter to start a new life at the dawn of the 1920s, attempting to put the trauma of the First World War behind them, and to rekindle a marriage that gets colder every day. However, even in the lush plantation hills it is hard for them to escape the ties of home and they earning for fulfillment that threatens their marriage.Back in England, Rosies three sisters are dealing with different challenges in their searches for family, purpose and happiness. These are precarious times, and they find themselves using unconventional means to achieve their desires. Around them the world is changing, and when Daniel finds himself in Germany he witnesses events taking a dark and forbidding turn.By turns humorous and tragic, gripping and touching, So Much Life Left Over follows a cast of unique and captivating characters as they navigate the extraordinary interwar years both in England and abroad.

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An Unsuitable Match

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‘Nobody writes about family tensions better than Joanna Trollope’ GoodHousekeepingAn Unsuitable Match, by number one bestselling author Joanna Trollope, is an auplifting story of love, family and second chances.‘Why on earth, after all you’ve been through, all you’ve survived, all you’veachieved, why do you want to get married?’Rose Woodrowe has just got engaged to Tyler Masson – a wonderful, sensitiveman who is head-over-heels in love with her. The only problem? This isn’t thefirst time for either of them, and their five grown-up children have strongopinions on the matter . . .Like Rose’s daughter, Laura, who remembers her parents’ painful divorce anddoesn’t want to see her mother hurt again. Or the twins, Emmy and Nat, whosimply don’t trust the man their mother has fallen for. Then there’s Tyler’schildren: Seth, too busy with his San Francisco sourdough bakery to get toknow his father’s new partner; and Mallory, the aspiring actress, who is stillwrestling with the issues of her own childhood.Who to listen to? Who to please? Rose and Tyler are determined to get it rightthis time, but in trying to make everyone happy, can they ever be happythemselves?

Softcover, 336 pages, 234 x 153 mm

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Letters to Iris

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Iris was once everything to her granddaughter.But now shes losing her grip on her preciousmemories, and its too late for Tess to ask for the advice she needs now more than ever.Tess is stunned to discover shes pregnant – but inspite of her relationship breakdown she knows she wants the surprise baby. Alone and uncertain, she turns to Gigi, a kindly stranger at Iriss nursing home. Gigi is bearing her own secret sadness. Whilst her family thrives, she hasnt been happy for years.Should she leave her husband and find a new life just for herThen Tess discovers a case filled with Iriss secret letters. The missing pieces of her life could hold the answers she and Gigi need

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The Good Fight

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Against the electrifying backdrop of the 1960s, Danielle Steel unveils a gripping chronicle of a young woman discovering a passion for justice.The daughter and granddaughter of prominent Manhattan lawyers, Meredith McKenzie is destined for the best of everything: top schools, elite social circles,the perfect marriage. Spending her childhood in Germany as her father prosecutes war criminals at the Nuremberg trials, Meredith soaks up the conflict between good and evil. When her family returns to the United States,encouraged by her liberal grandfather, Meredith is determined to become a lawyer, despite her father’s objections.As her grandfather rises to the Supreme Court, Meredith enlists in the most pressing causes of her time, joining a new generation of women, breaking boundaries socially, politically, and professionally. But when the violence of the era strikes too close to home, her once tightly knit family must survive a devastating loss and rethink their own values and traditions.The Good Fight by Danielle Steel is an inspiring, uplifting story of a woman changing the world as she herself is changed by it.

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