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  • Nicola Griffith

    A brilliant, lush, sweeping historical novel about the rise of the most powerful woman of the Middle Ages: Hild In seventh-century Britain, small kingdoms are merging, frequently and violently. A new religion is coming ashore; the old gods are struggling, their priests worrying. Hild is the king's youngest niece, and she has a glimmering mind and a natural, noble authority. She will become a fascinating woman and one of the pivotal figures of the Middle Ages: Saint Hilda of Whitby. But now she has only the powerful curiosity of a bright child, a will of adamant, and a way of seeing the world-of studying nature, of matching cause with effect, of observing her surroundings closely and...read more

  • Nikki Kelly

    The girl knows she's different. She doesn't age. She has no family. She has visions of a past life, but no clear clues as to what she is, or where she comes from. But there is a face in her dreams - a light that breaks through the darkness. She knows his name is Gabriel. On her way home from work, the girl encounters an injured stranger whose name is Jonah. Soon, she will understand that Jonah belongs to a generation of Vampires that serve darker forces. Jonah and the few like him are fighting with help from an unlikely ally, a rogue Angel named Gabriel. In the crossfire between good and evil, love and hate, and life and death, the girl learns her name: Lailah. But when the lines between...read more

  • Laura Thompson

    2019 Edgar Award Finalist for Best Critical/Biographical work The author of the New York Times bestselling The Six now turns her formidable biographical skills to the greatest crime writer in the world, Agatha Christie. It has been one hundred years since Agatha Christie wrote her first novel and created the formidable Hercule Poirot. A brilliant and award-winning biographer, Laura Thompson now turns her sharp eye to Agatha Christie. Arguably the greatest crime writer in the world, Christie’s books still sell over four million copies each year—more than thirty years after her death—and it shows no signs of slowing. But who was the woman behind these mystifying, yet...read more

  • R.J. Prescott

    Emily McCarthy is living in fear of a dark and dangerous past. A gifted mathematician, she is little more than a hollow, broken shell, trying desperately to make ends meet long enough to finish her degree. Through an unlikely friendship with the aging, cantankerous owner of an old boxing gym, Em is thrown into the path of the most dangerous man that she has ever met. Cormac 'the Hurricane' O'Connell is cut, tattooed and dangerous. He is a lethal weapon with no safety and everyone is waiting for the misfire. He's never been knocked out before, but when he meets Em he falls, HARD. Unlike any other girl he's ever met, she doesn't want anything from him. Just being around her makes...read more

  • Susanna Forrest

    Fifty-six million years ago, the earliest equid walked the earth-and beginning with the first-known horse-keepers of the Copper Age, the horse has played an integral part in human history. Combining fascinating anthropological detail and incisive personal anecdotes, Susanna Forrest draws from an immense range of archival documents as well as literature and art to illustrate how our evolution has coincided with that of horses. In paintings and poems (such as Byron's famous 'Mazeppa'), in theater and classical music (including works by Liszt and Tchaikovsky), representations of the horse have changed over centuries, portraying the crucial impact that we've had on each other. Forrest deftly...read more

  • Rose George

    On ship-tracking websites, the waters are black with dots. Each dot is a ship; each ship is laden with boxes; each box is laden with goods. In postindustrial economies, we no longer produce but buy. We buy, so we must ship. Without all those dots, the world would not work. Freight shipping has been no less revolutionary than the printing press or the Internet, yet it is all but invisible. Away from public scrutiny, shipping revels in suspect practices, dubious operators, and a shady system. Infesting our waters, poisoning our air, and a prime culprit of acoustic pollution, shipping is environmentally indefensible. And then there are the pirates. Rose George, acclaimed chronicler of what...read more

  • Janelle Duco Ruiz

    Agatha Blair has been a governess with the Everards for nearly two years. She is plain, and she is secretly in love with the boring, brooding brother of her wards. Benedict Everard is the eldest of all the Everard children. His sisters call him the beast. TO BEWITCH A BEAST is the first story of the Everard Family Series, following an unstoppable love that will test the eccentric and affluent...read more

  • Zanna Mackenzie

    Sometimes one phone call is all it takes . . . Amber Reed is a newspaper admin assistant tasked with making up the horoscopes. Her imaginary predictions seem as close as she'll ever get to excitement. Until a desperate phone call plunges her into the middle of a celebrity murder investigation. Battling to convince the scarily handsome special agent assigned to solve the case that she can help him catch the killer, Amber's fighting something far more dangerous than she could ever have imagined-and it has nothing to do with the equally scary chemistry fizzing between her and special agent Charlie Huxton! Has Amber's wish for more excitement in her life landed her in big trouble-or is her...read more

  • Zanna Mackenzie

    A murdered pop star. A mysterious island. A life changing secret about to be uncovered. Who would want to murder pop star Flynn Garrison? That's exactly what Amber Reed needs to find out. As the lowly support officer and newest recruit at the Celebrity Crimes Investigation Agency's (CCIA), she has a lot to prove. She's desperate to get to grips with her first assignment and show that she's up to the job with the elite agency who specialize in solving crimes for the rich and famous, but there's a lot at stake . . . and it's not only her new career that's on the line. Is mixing business and pleasure ever a good idea? Will her relationship with CCIA special agent Charlie survive the...read more

  • Penelope Fitzgerald

    In 1959 Florence Green, a kindhearted widow with a small inheritance, risks everything to open a bookshop-the only bookshop-in the seaside town of Hardborough. By making a success of a business so impractical, she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers. By daring to enlarge her neighbors' lives, she crosses Mrs. Gamart, the local arts doyenne. Florence's warehouse leaks, her cellar seeps, and the shop is apparently haunted. Only too late does she begin to suspect the truth: a town that lacks a bookshop isn't always a town that wants...read more

  • Zanna Mackenzie

    A movie star stalker. A mountain ski lodge dripping in luxury. A moment that changes everything. Stalkers, shootings, and sassy special agents. All part of being famous, right? Well, they are for Oscar-winning actress Amelia Kingston when she starts getting deeply disturbing and threatening notes left by a stalker. When her boyfriend Ty is shot, she calls in the Celebrity Crimes Investigation Agency (CCIA), the elite agency that specializes in solving crimes for the rich and famous. The CCIA send new recruit Amber Reed and her rather handsome special agent partner Charlie undercover to Amelia's luxury mountain chalet to investigate. Circumstances force the agency to pull Charlie off the...read more

  • Zanna Mackenzie

    Murder. Mystery. Mayhem. The only thing worse than battling to solve the murder of three soap stars is being forced to work with your ex to crack the case! One soap star death is a tragedy, but three all in the same week, that's a case for the CCIA-otherwise known as the Celebrity Crimes Investigation Agency. Amber Reed, the agency's newest support officer, is sleuthing again! This time she's sent to Vancouver, Canada's answer to Hollywood, where soap opera North Shores is filmed. She needs to track down who is targeting and killing the show's stars-and fast. Alongside her, making up the rest of the CCIA team for this high profile case, are man-eater and troublemaker Martha, agency bad...read more

  • Jane Goodall

    In her classic, In the Shadow of Man, Jane Goodall wrote of her first ten years at Gombe. In Through a Window she continues the story, painting a more complete and vivid portrait of our closest relatives. On the shores of Lake Tanganyika, Gombe is a community where the principal residents are chimpanzees. Through Goodall's eyes we watch young Figan's relentless rise to power and old Mike's crushing defeat. We learn how one mother rears her children to succeed and another dooms hers to failure. We witness horrifying murders, touching moments of affection, joyous births, and wrenching deaths. As Goodall compellingly tells the story of this intimately intertwined community, we are shown...read more

  • Lorie Langdon

    Olivia Brownlow is no damsel in distress. Born in a workhouse and raised as a boy among thieving London street gangs, she is as tough and cunning as they come. When she's taken in by her uncle after a caper gone wrong, her life goes from fighting and stealing on the streets to lavish dinners and soirees as a debutante in high society. But she can't seem to escape her past...or forget the teeming slums where children just like her still scrape to survive. Jack MacCarron rose from his place in London's East End to become the adopted nephew of a society matron. Little does society know that MacCarron is a false name for a boy once known among London gangs as the Artful Dodger-or that he and...read more

  • Kate Atkinson

    A deeply moving family story of happiness and heartbreak, Behind the Scenes at the Museum is bestselling author Kate Atkinson's award-winning literary debut. National Bestseller Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year Ruby Lennox begins narrating her life at the moment of conception, and from there takes us on a whirlwind tour of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of an English girl determined to learn about her family and its secrets. Kate Atkinson's first novel is 'a multigenerational tale of a spectacularly dysfunctional Yorkshire family and one of the funniest works of fiction to come out of Britain in years' (The New York Times Book...read more

  • Catriona Mcpherson

    Donna Weaver has put everything she has into restoring The Breakers, an old bed and breakfast on a remote stretch of beach in Galloway. Now it sits waiting-freshly painted, richly furnished, filled with flowers-for the first guests to arrive. But Donna's guests, a contentious group of estranged cousins, soon realize that they've been here before, years ago. Decades have passed, but that night still haunts them: a sixteenth birthday party that started with peach schnapps and ended with a girl walking into the sea. Each of them had made a vow of silence: 'lock it in a box, stitch my lips, and go to my grave.' But now someone has broken the pact. Amid the home-baked scones and lavish rooms,...read more

  • Allie Cresswell

    The McKay family gathers for a week-long holiday at a rambling old house to celebrate the fiftieth wedding anniversary of Robert and Mary. In recent years only funerals and sudden, severe illnesses have been able to draw them together and as they gather in the splendid rooms of Hunting Manor, their differences are soon uncomfortably apparent. For all their history, their traditions, the connective strands of DNA, they are relative strangers. There are truths unspoken, but the question is: how much truth can a family really stand? The family holiday mushrooms, drawing in sundry relatives both estranged and deranged. The machinations of an appalling, uninvited aunt threaten the holiday-and...read more

  • Sue France

    The role of the executive assistant has evolved to include taking on more managerial duties, project work and supervisory roles. Sue France, former Times Crème PA of the Year, provides best practice advice on meeting the demands of the 21st century administrative professional's role. The Definitive Executive Assistant and Managerial Handbook places special emphasis on personal leadership development, offers a range of free downloadable online resources and covers how to: -build and manage a productive team -negotiate with style -manage projects confidently -recruit and induct other Assistants into a team -conduct a coaching session -detect and resolve...read more

  • Sam Short

    Would you drop everything and move to a town with a peculiar name, because an odd little man made you a strange offer? Millie Thorn did, and she could never have guessed what mysteries and revelations were awaiting her in the magical town of Spellbinder Bay. After witnessing a murder on her first day in the bay, Millie is cast into a world she never knew existed-a world of magic and the paranormal, and a world where it's seemingly normal to have a conversation with a cockatiel named Reuben. Learning she is a witch becomes relatively simple to accept after discovering what other paranormal creatures populate the town, and with ever more mysterious clues about her life coming to light,...read more

  • Sam Short

    Millie Thorn has been in the paranormal town of Spellbinder Bay for a few months. During that time, she's come to terms with the fact that she's a witch, and she's come to terms with the fact that her familiar, Reuben, is a particularly cheeky cockatiel. She's finding it hard to come to terms with the knowledge that the father she never knew she had lives in the same town as her. She's finding it even harder to pluck up the courage to discover his identity. When her magical familiar, Reuben, comes up with a plan which may make the delicate situation easier, Millie must decide whether she has the courage to face somebody she never thought she'd see again. Somebody who has been dead for a...read more