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  • Philip Pullman

    ***** THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new novel from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials and narrated by Michael Sheen, has been hailed by the New York Times as 'a stunning achievement.' Find it on audio from Listening Library. ***** An exciting tale set in the world of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials saga  Lyra's Oxford opens in the thrilling comfort and familiarity of Jordan College, where Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon sit on the sun-drenched roof looking out over all of Oxford. But their peace is shattered when a strange bird (a witch's daemon, on its own) tumbles out of the sky. It is Ragi, daemon...read more

  • Jojo Moyes

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and One Plus One, a surprising and moving romance set in an old-fashioned seaside town on the verge of unwelcome change Liza McCullen will never fully escape her past. But the unspoiled beaches and tight-knit community of Silver Bay offer the freedom and safety she craves—if not for herself, then for her young daughter, Hannah. That is, until Mike Dormer arrives as a guest in her aunt’s hotel. The mild-mannered Englishman with his too-smart clothes and distracting eyes could destroy everything Liza has worked so hard to protect: not only the family business and the bay that harbors her beloved whales, but also her...read more

  • Jojo Moyes

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and One Plus One, a post-WWII story of the war brides who crossed the seas by the thousands to face their unknown futures 1946. World War II has ended and all over the world, young women are beginning to fulfill the promises made to the men they wed in wartime. In Sydney, Australia, four women join 650 other war brides on an extraordinary voyage to England—aboard HMS Victoria, which still carries not just arms and aircraft but a thousand naval officers. Rules are strictly enforced, from the aircraft carrier’s captain down to the lowliest young deckhand. But the men and the brides will find their lives intertwined...read more

  • Brooke Davis

    An irresistible debut novel about the wisdom of the very young, the mischief of the very old, and the magic that happens when no one else is looking Millie Bird, seven years old and ever hopeful, always wears red gumboots to match her curly hair. Her struggling mother, grieving the death of Millie’s father, leaves her in the big ladies’ underwear department of a local store and never returns. Agatha Pantha, eighty-two, has not left her house—or spoken to another human being—since she was widowed seven years ago. She fills the silence by yelling at passersby, watching loud static on TV, and maintaining a strict daily schedule. Karl the Touch Typist,...read more

  • Jess Foley

    Fans of Josephine Cox, Catherine Cookson and Dilly Court will absolutely love this emotionally charged and unmissable romantic saga of one woman's search for love and fulfilment from much loved author Jess Foley. 'An earthy tale of love, longing and tragedy' -- Swindon Evening Advertiser 'Dramatic and satisfying' -- Iris Gower 'Read it in one night, just could not put it down until it was finished' -- ***** Reader review 'A truly enchanting book' -- ***** Reader review 'I was totally gripped by this story' -- ***** Reader review 'A masterpiece' -- ***** Reader review ******************************************************************* ONE WOMAN'S SEARCH FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE. BUT...read more

  • Brooke Davis

    THE NUMBER 1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'Uproarious and affecting… Lost & Found could be ginormous' Independent 'Hilarious and devastating' Matt Haig, author of The Humans Millie Bird is a seven-year-old girl who always wears red wellington boots to match her red, curly hair. But one day, Millie’s mum leaves her alone beneath the Ginormous Women’s underwear rack in a department store, and doesn’t come back. Agatha Pantha is an eighty-two-year-old woman who hasn’t left her home since her husband died. Instead, she fills the silence by yelling at passers-by, watching loud static on TV, and maintaining a strict daily schedule. Until the day Agatha spies a little girl...read more

  • Fiona Sussman

    Set against the tumultuous background of apartheid South Africa, a powerful and moving debut about family, sacrifice, and discovering what it means to belong… Celia Mphephu knows her place in the world. A black servant working in the white suburbs of 1960s Johannesburg, she’s all too aware of her limitations. Nonetheless, she has found herself a comfortable corner: She has a job, can support her faraway family, and is raising her youngest child, Miriam. But as racial tensions explode, Celia’s world shifts. Her employers decide to flee the political turmoil and move to England—and they ask to adopt Miriam and take her with them. Devastated at the prospect of...read more

  • Margaret Dickinson

    Red Sky in the Morning is an unputdownable historical story from Margaret Dickinson, richly evocative of the Lincolnshire landscape. A young girl stands alone in the cobbled market place of a small Lincolnshire town, bedraggled, soaked through and very afraid. Who is she? Where has she come from and from whom is she running away? No one knows or cares. Only kindly farmer, Eddie Appleyard, recognizes something in the girl that touches his heart. In a drunken haze and scarcely realizing what he is doing, Eddie takes her home even though his wife is a tyrant, who will believe the worst. 'Is this your fancy piece?' Bertha accuses and turns Anna out into the cold, wet night. Eddie hides the...read more

  • Margaret Dickinson

    It is 1914, and Eveleen Hardcastle, now in in her early thirties, has married Richard. As the First World War breaks out, Eveleen, a sophisticated young woman, is left to manage the factory while Richard goes off to fight for his country. Eveleen's mother Mary has found happiness at last in her marriage to Josh. Her young granddaughter, Bridie, still lives at home, and is beautiful, but has a spirited, strong will which her grandmother finds hard to control. Bridie is secretly besotted with her godfather, Andrew, whom she is convinced she will marry when she is older. While the war plays out, Bridie becomes a nurse, looking after wounded soldiers billeted in the local Lincolnshire and...read more

  • Margaret Dickinson

    Charlotte is an only child, reared by a brutal father who cannot forgive her for not being the son he desires. Loved by most that she meets, Charlotte has a gift for friendship, and it is her work as a Sunday School teacher that gives her hope - and an escape from home. When Charlotte meets Miles Thornton, she is instantly drawn to him. He is new to the area and a widower, with three lovely young sons to look after but the one thing he has longed for is a daughter. As they grow to understand one another, it seems that Miles and Charlotte have more in common that meets the eye . . . Sweeping from the early 1920s through to the end of World War II, Sons and Daughters by Margaret Dickinson...read more

  • Margaret Dickinson

    Suffragette Girl is an heart-wrenching tale of love and liberty by the author of The Clippie Girls, Margaret Dickinson. When Florrie Maltby defies her father by refusing to marry Gervase Richards, she sets off a chain of events that will alter her life. Instead she goes to London and becomes involved with the suffragette movement. She's imprisoned for her militant actions, and goes on hunger strike. With her health deteriorating, there is one person who can save her - Gervase. After a brief stay in the countryside to recuperate, Florrie returns to London to continue her fight for women's rights. Only the outbreak of the Great War puts a halt to her activities. It is when James, her...read more

  • Hazel Prior

    Brought to you by Penguin. Veronica McCreedy is about to have the journey of a lifetime . . . Veronica McCreedy lives in a mansion by the sea. She loves a nice cup of Darjeeling tea whilst watching a good wildlife documentary. And she’s never seen without her ruby-red lipstick. Although these days Veronica is rarely seen by anyone because, at 85, her days are spent mostly at home, alone. She can be found either collecting litter from the beach (‘people who litter the countryside should be shot’), trying to locate her glasses (‘someone must have moved them’) or shouting instructions to her assistant, Eileen (‘Eileen, door!’). Veronica doesn’t have family or...read more

  • Hazel Prior

    Brought to you by Penguin. Veronica McCreedy returns in the delightfully feel-good new novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of Away with the Penguins - sure to become a firm favourite with readers! Meet the heroine everyone's talking about . . . Fiercely resilient and impeccably dressed, Veronica McCreedy has lived an incredible 87 years. Most of them alone, in her huge house by the sea. But Veronica has recently discovered a late-life love for family and friendship, adventure and wildlife. More specifically, a love for penguins! And so when she's invited to co-present a wildlife documentary, far away in the southern hemisphere, she jumps at the chance. Even though...read more

  • Heather Morris

    Includes an interview between the author and Lale Sokolov. From New York Times bestselling author Heather Morris comes the memoir of a life of listening to others. In Listening Well, Heather will explore her extraordinary talents as a listener—a skill she employed when she first met Lale Sokolov, the tattooist at Auschwitz-Birkenau and the inspiration for her bestselling novel. It was this ability that led Lale to entrust Heather with his story, which she told in her novel The Tattooist of Auschwitz and the bestselling follow up, Cilka's Journey. Now Heather shares the story behind her inspirational writing journey and the defining experiences of her life, including her profound...read more

  • Yvonne Lindsay

    Life-changing drama and torrid romance are the hallmarks of Yvonne Lindsay's addictive romance novels. In For the Sake of the Secret Child, Mia Parker celebrates New Year's Eve by falling into bed with handsome stranger Benedict del Castillo. Years later, Mia has settled into life running her vineyard in New Zealand. She doesn't expect to see Benedict again, but then a chance encounter brings them together. Their attraction is stronger than ever, but how will Benedict feel about Mia's child, whose features look all too...read more

  • Helen Bianchin

    For scorching love stories, fans know to look no further than the works of best-selling author Helen Bianchin. In Public Marriage, Private Secrets, Gianna Velez-SaldaNa is the proprietress of an upscale boutique in one of the Gold Coast's trendiest suburbs-trying to leave her brief marriage in the past. But when her husband Raul unexpectedly shows up, their old flame is given new life. His desire is to continue their life together, but she is still haunted by how it all...read more

  • Emma Darcy

    An afternoon at the races-- laced with champagne and women-- is just another event for Ethan Cartwright, until the very ordinary Daisy Donahue catches his eye. Daisy knows to keep her head down and to stay invisible amongst the throngs of designer-clad Australian socialites. But ruthless Ethan is intrigued by her and can't resist one passionate embrace! Daisy is devastated to be fired for a kiss-- she needs her job! That's where Ethan comes in. He has a new role in mind: housekeeper by day, bedmate by...read more

  • Emma Darcy

    USA Today best-seller Emma Darcy has won an impressive following for her red-hot romance novels. In An Offer She Can't Refuse, Tina Savalas carries a scandalous secret about handsome Greek magnate Ari Zavros -- their passionate night four years ago left her with a son. Ari's shock at hearing this bombshell is only outdone by his parents' joy, as they've waited years for an heir. Now Ari is proposing marriage, and though Tina is tempted by the prospect of his devilish embrace, she wonders whether he's asking for the right...read more

  • Nikki Logan

    Love Belinda Rochester has fought to be a surrogate mother to her late sister's embryos. But, just as success seems certain, in bursts a tall Australian cowboy, gray eyes shadowed with emotion-- he, too, has a claim on this precious life! Marriage? This baby offers Flynn his only hope of redemption, and he'll do anything to win custodyeven propose marriage! It's an extreme solution, and yet Belinda must admit her convenient husband-to-be is inconveniently gorgeous. But then comes not one but Two babies in the baby...read more

  • Michelle Douglas

    Expecting a secret bundle of joy! With one last look in the mirror, Kit Mercer prepares to face her boss-- surely he can't wait to sweep her into his arms again and declare his love? Actually, what Alex Hallam does is tell her their fling can't continue. He knows it's the right thing to do-- after his ex-wife's lies, is he really ready for a relationship with sweet, lovely Kit? Until Kit reveals she's pregnant! Swapping the boardroom and working lunches for the baby clinic and wake-up feeds, they'll get more than they bargained for. Maybe even swapping their business contract for a marriage...read more