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An Amish garden : four Amish novellas.
Nonsense verse: a selection of silly and nonsensical poems Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear and others.
The poetry of music.
Poets have an ability with their words and phrases to provide a rhythm, an atmosphere. When this is allied to their musings on music we are captivated. A collection of poetry about music from poets Marvell, Shakespeare, Shelley and many others.
This Here Is Your Life, Sherlock Holmes
Whose line is it anyway?
Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Lenny Henry, Griff Rhys Jones and Dawn French, and host Clive Anderson, star in the improvisation radio show that spawned the TV phenomenon. Based on comedy suggestions from the studio audience, this is ad-libbed comedy at its best.
Say this, not that : a foolproof guide to effective interpersonal communication. Carl Alasko
Do you ever feel that your words produce the exact opposite effect of what you were hoping for-escalating tensions rather than solving problems? Carl Alasko has found that with the right guidance, anyone can learn effective communication skills. In Say This, Not That, Alasko presents listeners with simple instructions for what to say… and what not to say.
Provence, 1970 : M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the reinvention of American taste. Luke Barr
In the winter of 1970, more or less coincidentally, the iconic culinary figures James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Richard Olney, Simone Beck, and Judith Jones found themselves together in the South of France. They cooked and ate, talked and argued, about the future of food in America, the meaning of taste, and the limits of snobbery. Without quite realizing it, they were shaping today's tastes and culture, the way we eat now.
Dave Barry's complete guide to guys. Dave Barry
Guys have long been the most popular subject of Dave Barry's columns, rivalled only by dogs (not that there's such a big difference). Here is Dave's mission for Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys: A Fairly Short Book: "What we need on the part of both genders is more understanding of guyness. And that is why I wrote this book… Every statement of fact you will read in this book is either based on actual laboratory tests, or else I made it up. But you can trust me. I'm a guy."
Insane city. Dave Barry
Astonished by his imminent marriage to a woman he believed out of his league, Seth flies to their destination wedding in Florida only to be swept up in a maelstrom of violence involving rioters, Russian gangsters, angry strippers, and a desperate python.
The miser of Mayfair. M. C. Beaton
Is Number 67 Clarges Steet the unluckiest house in Mayfair? Every season the beau mondes of the Regency would hire a house in the heart of London's fashionable West End at disproportionately high rent for often inferior accommodation and yet Number 67 Clarges Street, a town house complete with staff, remains vacant from year to year. Could it be that it is associated with ill luck and even death?
Miss Davenport's Christmas M. C. Beaton
It was Christmas and the Davenport sisters found themselves alone, without even a dour-faced maid to supervise them. Instead they were expected to obey strict puritanical devotions. But this year the elder, flame-haired Gillian boldly decided that it was high time the sisters let their hair down a little bit.
An Englishman Abroad Alan Bennett
A Life Like Other People's Alan Bennett
Say Something Happened Alan Bennett
Single Spies Alan Bennett
Talking Heads Alan Bennett
Talking Heads 2 Alan Bennett
Telling Tales Alan Bennett
Two In Torquay Alan Bennett
The Uncommon Reader Alan Bennett
A Visit From Miss Protheroe Alan Bennett
A mad, wicked folly Sharon Biggs Waller
In 1909 London, as the world of debutante balls and high society obligations closes in around her, seventeen-year-old Victoria must figure out just how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dream of becoming an artist.
Ruby Cynthia Bond
The kill call. Stephen Booth
On a rain-swept Derbyshire moor, hounds from the local foxhunt find the body of a well-dressed man whose head has been crushed. Yet an anonymous caller reports the same body lying half a mile away. Called in to investigate the discovery, detectives DS Diane Fry and DC Ben Cooper become entangled in the violent world of hunting and hunt saboteurs, horse theft and a little-known sector of the meat trade.
Lost river. Stephen Booth
May Bank Holiday in the Peak District is ruined by the tragic drowning of an eight-year-old girl among crowds of visitors in the tourist hotspot of Dovedale. For Detective Constable Ben Cooper, a helpless witness to the tragedy, the incident is not only traumatic, but leads him to become involved in the tangled lives of the Neilds, the dead girl's family.
Scurvy : how a surgeon, a mariner, and a gentleman solved the greatest medical mystery of the age of sail. Stephen R. Bown
Scurvy took a terrible toll in the Age of Sail, killing more sailors than were lost in all sea battles combined. The wilful ignorance of the royal medical elite, who endorsed ludicrous medical theories based on speculative research while ignoring the life-saving properties of citrus fruit, cost tens of thousands of lives and altered the course of many battles at sea. The cure for scurvy ranks among the greatest of human accomplishments, yet its impact on history has, until now, been largely ignored. Brimming with tales of ships, sailors, and baffling bureaucracy, Scurvy is a rare mix of compelling history and classic adventure story.
A death in Kitchawank : and other stories. T. Coraghessan Boyle
By turns mythic and realistic, farcical and tragic, ironic and moving, T.C. Boyle's stories have mapped a wide range of human emotions. The stories in this volume, written over eighteen years, reflect his maturing themes.
Where monsters dwell. Jorgen Brekke
Richmond homicide detective Felicia Stone and Trondheim police inspector Odd Singsaker find themselves working on similar murder cases, committed the same way, but half a world away. And both murders are somehow connected to a sixteenth century palimpsest book - The Book of John - which appears to be a journal of a serial murderer back in 1529 Norway, a book bound in human skin.
Coronation day. Kay Brellend
Trouble starts to brew on Campbell Road when, after months of tension between Stephen's building firm and the local Irish Navvies, his father is injured and the finger of blame is squarely pointed at the Irish. Meanwhile, Coronation Day is just around the corner and the street will be having the biggest party it has ever seen. But Christopher is about to get drawn into one hell of a ding dong - and Campbell Road is going to have one last knees up that no one will ever forget.
Clifford the Big Red Dog Norman Bridwell
The power of forgetting : six essential skills to clear out brain clutter and become the sharpest, smartest you Mike Byster with Kristin Loberg
An uncommon guide for accomplishing more every day by engaging the unique skill of forgetting, from the creator of the award-winning memory training system Brainetics.
Blast from the past. Meg Cabot
Allie's super excited about her class field trip until Mrs. Hunter announces that every student has been assigned a "buddy" for the day. Allie's buddy just happens to be her ex-best friend Mary Kay, who betrayed Allie right before she moved!
How to be popular. Meg Cabot
Sixteen-year-old Steph Landry finds an old book on how to be popular and decides to change her social status by following its advice, much to the bafflement of her two best friends.
Insatiable. Meg Cabot
Meena Harper, forced to write about vampires even though she doesn't believe in them, falls in love with Lucien Antonescu, a modern-day prince with a bit of a dark side. It's a dark side a lot of people, like an ancient society of vampire hunters, would prefer to see him dead for. The problem is: Lucien's already dead!
Jinx. Meg Cabot
It wasn't just the power failure the night Jean Honeychurch was born that earned her the nickname Jinx: misfortune seems to follow her wherever she goes. Which is why she's been shipped off to New York to stay with relatives - including her sophisticated cousin Tory. Tory couldn't care less about Jinx - until Jinx's chronic bad luck starts wreaking havoc in Tory's perfect world. Only then does Jinx learn that beneath Tory's big-city glamour lies a world of hatred and revenge.
I dare me : how I rebooted and recharged my life by doing something new every day. Lu Ann Cahn
One woman's quest to do one new thing every day of the year, what she learned, and what we all can gain from her journey. Cahn's daughter encouraged her to try blogging, and after some thought, she decided to write about trying something new every day for a year. Little did she know, that "Year of Firsts" would change her outlook on life.
Pride & prejudice Jane Austen ; adapted by Christina Calvit
The dour Mr. Darcy is anything but popular with the Bennets, especially when he fancies a member of their clan. And as Elizabeth reluctantly deals with Mr. Darcy's advances, their romance seems destined to fail.
Freedom from toxic relationships : moving on from the family, work and relationship issues that bring you down. Avril Carruthers
Toxic relationships come in many guises. That's why they're so hard to pick. Learn how to recognise the manipulative or sweetly corrosive partner, the family dynamics that make Christmas and other get-togethers hell, the nightmare boss. And learn what you can do to leave these painful, destructive patterns behind.
The Pale Horse. Agatha Christie
Father Gorman is called to a dingy rooming house to see a woman who, before she dies, confesses a bizarre tale to him. Leaving the house he is followed and, in the fog, a fatal blow is struck. A piece of paper with nine names written on it is found in the dead priest's shoe. The clue leads to The Pale Horse Inn, home of three women: a psychic, a medium and a witch. Can Mark Easterbrook and his friend Ariadne Oliver unravel the occult mysteries?
Sad cypress. Agatha Christie
An elderly stroke victim dies without having arranged a will. Beautiful young Elinor Carlisle stood serenely in the dock, accused of the murder of Mary Gerrard, her rival in love. The evidence was damning: only Elinor had the motive, the opportunity and the means to administer the fatal poison. Yet, inside the hostile courtroom, only one man still presumed Elinor was innocent until proven guilty: Hercule Poirot was all that stood between Elinor and the gallows.
The Sittaford mystery. Agatha Christie
Six people meet for a seance. Tension rises as the spirits spell out a message: "Captain Trevelyan…dead…murder". Is it magic or a joke? The only way to be sure is to find the Captain, but with his home six miles away, and snow drifts blocking the road, someone will have to go on foot.
Sleeping murder. Agatha Christie
Gwenda Reed arrives from New Zealand, travelling ahead of her husband with the task of finding the perfect place to make their base. In the quiet village of Dilmouth, she finds a house with immediate appeal. A few renovations will convert it into her ideal home. Then things get very strange indeed…
Swan Song Agatha Christie
Polina Nazarova is a soprano whose past is dangerously entangled with the present. Given the opportunity to sing her Tosca opposite the arrogant and cruel Andre Breon, it seems that her desire for revenge may prove irresistible.
Taken at the flood. Agatha Christie
Shortly after marrying an attractive young widow, Gordon Cloade is killed by a bomb blast in the blitz. The former Mrs Underhay is now in sole possession of the family fortune. Poirot is approached by Gordon's sister in law claiming that Mrs Underhay's first husband is still alive.
They do it with mirrors. Agatha Christie
Miss Marple is told that her old friend, Carrie, is in danger and she goes to stay with her at Stoneygates, a home for maladjusted adolescents. While she is there, tragedy strikes as Carrie's step-son, Christian Gulbrandsen, is shot dead. There are at least seven suspects and two more murders follow. But the man with the obvious motive has a cast-iron alibi, as he could hardly be in two places at once - or could he?
Towards zero. Agatha Christie
What is the connection between a failed suicide attempt, a wrongful accusation of theft against a schoolgirl, and the romantic life of a famous tennis player? To the casual observer, apparently nothing. But when a houseparty gathers at Gull's Point, the seaside home of an elderly widow, earlier events come to a dramatic head. As Superintendent Battle discovers, it is all part of a carefully laid plan - for murder…
The unexpected guest. Agatha Christie
A foggy night…a lonely country house…and a woman with a gun in her hand quietly surveying the dead body of her husband. It looked like a straightforward case of murder. Or was it? As the ghosts of an old wrong begin to emerge from the past, the case begins to look anything but straightforward.
The witness for the prosecution. Agatha Christie
When Leonard Vole finds himself accused of murder, his predicament is made even worse when he discovers his wife to be the chief witness against him. The trial proceeds with a number of unexpected twists.
Socks. Beverly Cleary
The happy home life of Socks, the cat, is disrupted by the addition of a new baby to the household.
A weekend with Mr. Darcy Victoria Connelly
Katherine Roberts is fed up with men. Determined to go it alone, she finds all the comfort she needs reading regency romances from the pen of Lorna Warwick. Austen fanatic, Robyn Love, is blessed with a name full of romance, but she’s stuck in a rut with a bonehead boyfriend, Jace, and a job she can do with her eyes shut. They both decide to attend the annual Jane Austen Conference at sumptuous Purley Hall, overseen by the actress and national treasure, Dame Pamela Harcourt. But nothing goes according to plan and Robyn is aghast when Jace insists on accompanying her, whilst Katherine is disappointed to learn that Lorna won't be coming.
Raccoon rampage. Andrew Cope
The Hole-in-the-Tree gang, led by Quickpaw Cassidy and The Sunshine Cub, is the most daring group of raccoons in town. But when these cheeky chancers carry out the biggest, boldest heist of their lives, they push the neighbourhood too far. The heat is on and the gang goes on the run in a wild adventure that ultimately teaches them that there's no place like home.
The Ionia Sanction Gary Corby
The Marathon Conspiracy Gary Corby
Sacred Games Gary Corby
Pain of Death Adam Creed
Suffer the Children Adam Creed
Willing Flesh Adam Creed
Black wind. Clive Cussler
In the final days of World War II, the Japanese launch two submarines carrying a new strain of a deadly virus to the west coast of the United States, but years after the subs are lost at sea, someone plots to use their deadly cargo.
Dark watch. Clive Cussler
Cabrillo and his motley crew aboard the clandestine spy ship Oregon have made a very comfortable and very dangerous living working for high-powered Western interests. Now, however, giant commercial freighters are disappearing. But when Cabrillo confronts the enemy, he learns that the pirates' predations hide a deadly international conspiracy - a scheme of death and slavery that Juan Cabrillo is going to blow out of the water.
Polar shift Clive Cussler with Paul Kemprecos
Polar shift: It is the name for a phenomenon that may have occurred many times in the past. At its very worst, it would mean the obliteration of all living matter. Sixty years ago, an eccentric Hungarian genius discovered how to artificially trigger such a shift, but then his work disappeared, or so it was thought. Now the charismatic leader of an anti-globalisation group plans to use it to give the world's industrialized nations a small jolt, before reversing the shift back again. The only problem is, it cannot be reversed.
Skeleton Coast Clive Cussler, with Jack Du Brul
The explosive Oregon Files series returns! Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the covert combat ship Oregon have barely escaped a mission on the Congo River when they intercept a mayday from a defenseless boat under fire off the African coast. What begins as a snake hunt leads Cabrillo onto the trail of a far more lethal quarry - a deranged militant and his followers who plan to unleash the devastating power of nature itself against all who oppose them.
William Shakespeare's The Empire striketh back. Ian Doescher
Return to the star-crossed galaxy far, far away as the brooding young hero, a power-mad emperor, and their jesting droids match wits, struggle for power, and soliloquize in elegant and impeccable iambic pentameter. These two plays offer essential listening for all ages. Something Wookiee this way comes!
Frog Music Emma Donoghue
The adventure of Black Peter. Arthur Conan Doyle
Forest Row in the Weald is the scene of a gruesome harpoon murder, and a young police inspector, Stanley Hopkins, asks Holmes, whom he greatly admires as a mentor, for some help. Holmes has already determined that it would take a great deal of strength and skill to run a man through with a harpoon and also embed it in the wall behind him.
The adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton. Arthur Conan Doyle
Holmes and Watson push the limits of the law when they confront the machinations of a blackmailer whose victims either pay dearly or suffer life-destroying humiliation.
The adventure of the Abbey Grange. Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Eustace Brackenstall has been killed, apparently by a gang of burglars. Sherlock Holmes must solve this complex riddle that involves abuse, betrayal and possible adultery.
The adventure of the beryl coronet. Arthur Conan Doyle
A very valuable coronet is damaged and almost stolen. The apparent thief is caught red-handed, or was he the thief? Holmes does not think so. Who wanted to steal the coronet and how does Holmes find the actual thief?
The adventure of the blanched soldier. Arthur Conan Doyle
When a young man's recent comrade-in-arms becomes strangely inaccessible, Sherlock Holmes comes to his aid. But the more deeply the detective investigates the missing man's whereabouts, the more adamant become the measures of his immediate family to block all attempts to communicate with the soldier's friend. The father insists his son has left on a trip around the world, and the people in the surrounding town seem to support the father's story.
The adventure of the blue carbuncle. Arthur Conan Doyle
Commissionaire Peterson finds a stolen jewel inside the crop of a Christmas goose, and brings it to Holmes to solve the mystery. This precious jewel is owned by the Countess of Morcar.
The adventure of the Bruce Partington plans. Arthur Conan Doyle
Holmes's brother Mycroft has come about some missing, secret submarine plans. The three missing pages of the plans could enable one of England's enemies to build the submarine and use it against her. A young man is found dead on the underground carrying technical papers. It is up to the great detective to solve the murder and retrieve the missing plans and ensure England's future defence.
The adventure of the Copper Beaches [i.e. Beeches]. Arthur Conan Doyle
When a young governess, unemployed and desperate for a position, accepts a job with a couple living in a remote country estate, Copper Beeches, her positive first impressions of the man and his family begin to change. With a mixture of fear and uncertainty, she asks Sherlock Holmes to investigate the increasingly disturbing events that have begun to unfold around her.
Pacific Tom Drury
A story alternating between Iowa and Los Angeles follows Joan Gower, a mother who deserted her family but wants a second chance with her son, Micah, who moves with her to L.A. and has trouble adjusting to its fast and furious life of excess.
Earthquake storms. John Dvorak
The words San Andreas are so familiar today they have become synonymous with earthquake. Yet few people understand the San Andreas or the network of subsidiary faults it has spawned. Even among scientists, few appreciate that the San Andreas is a transient, evolving system that is key to our understanding of earthquakes worldwide.
The Poetry of George Eliot George Eliot
Time's legacy. Barbara Erskine
In present-day Cambridge, Abi, a recently ordained priest of the Church of England, is appointed to a notoriously difficult parish. The priest in charge is the charismatic but fundamentalist Kier. When she sees a vision of a congregation in an old church, Kier accuses her of witchcraft, but Abi soon sees more visions; an entire Roman family history, dark with betrayal and a promise of bloody revenge.
Dakota. Gwen Florio
Former foreign correspondent Lola Wicks is getting a little bored in Magpie, Montana, where she landed at a small local newspaper after being downsized from her job in Kabul. Then Judith Calf Looking, a local Blackfoot Indian girl missing for several months, turns up dead in a snowbank with a mysterious brand on her forearm.
In his own words. Stephen Fry
In a fascinating collection of archive interviews with the celebrated writer, presenter and polymath, you can hear - in his own words - the beliefs and aspirations that have shaped him. Stephen is extraordinarily honest about some of his personal experiences, which have included imprisonment for credit card fraud, going public about his sexuality, and coping with public criticism.
Stephen Fry does the knowledge. Stephen Fry
This programme explores the concept of 'knowledge', drawing on a variety of sources - quiz games, psychology, education, news, trivia shows, satellite navigation and comedy.
No one writes to the colonel : and other stories. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The stories in this mesmerizing short story collection, written with compassionate realism and wit, depict the disparities of town and village life in South America, of the frightfully poor and outrageously rich, of memories and illusions, and of lost opportunities and present joys.
One hundred years of solitude. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendi a family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. Alternately reverential and comical, "One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human race.
The girl who came home : a novel of the Titanic. Hazel Gaynor
Ireland, 1912 … fourteen members of a small village set sail on RMS Titanic, hoping to find a better life in America. For seventeen-year-old Maggie Murphy, the journey is bittersweet. Though her future lies in an unknown new place, her heart remains in Ireland with Seamus, the sweetheart she left behind. When her great-grandmother Maggie shares the painful secret about Titanic that she's harboured for almost a lifetime, the revelation gives Grace new direction and leads both her and Maggie to unexpected reunions with those they thought lost long ago.
Sir John Gielgud's guide to Hamlet. John Gielgud
Sir John Gielgud takes us through Shakespeare's Hamlet describing some of the most famous scenes and includes his iconic performances of those scenes.
Drinking and dating. Brandi Glanville
On the heels of her New York Times bestselling book Drinking and Tweeting, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville takes readers on a wild ride through her dating life in this highly-entertaining relationship book.
And the Dark Sacred Night Julia Glass
I See You Everywhere Julia Glass
The Whole World Over Julia Glass
The Glass Swallow Julia Golding
The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Graham
Atticus Claw Settles a Score Jennifer Gray
Hard twisted. C. Joseph Greaves
In May 1934, outside of Hugo, Oklahoma, a homeless man and his thirteen-year-old daughter are befriended by a charismatic drifter, newly released from the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. The drifter, Clint Palmer, lures father and daughter to Texas, where the father, Dillard Garrett, mysteriously disappears, and where his daughter, Lucile, begins a one-year ordeal as Palmer's captive on a crime spree culminating in the notorious Greenville, Texas, "skeleton murder" trial of 1935.
Daughters of Liverpool. Annie Groves
Katie's full of trepidation as she arrives in Liverpool. It's her first posting and she can't even speak about it to the family she's billeted with. But she's delighted to find herself among such warm people, who make her feel as if she's one of their own. Which is just fine with everyone but Luke, son of the household and battle-scarred veteran of Dunkirk. Then the bombs begin to rain on Liverpool and everyone must realise what matters most in life.
Home for Christmas. Annie Groves
A heart-warming story of love and friendship in wartime from the bestselling author of Where the Heart is and London Belles. It's September 1940 and the London Blitz has begun. For the four girls living at No. 13 Article Row, life must go on, despite the nightly bombing raids.
London belles. Annie Groves
London belles is a tale of four very different young women thrown together by war. Finding freedom and independence - as well as love, passion and heartbreak - for the very first time, a unique bond is formed as the hostilities take their toll on Britain. As the women prepare for war, all of their futures hang in the balance. Soon their lives will change irrevocably and the home that binds the London Belles is no longer the sanctuary they once sought.
My sweet Valentine. Annie Groves
An emotional portrayal of the lives of four women as Valentine's day approaches, in 1941 wartime London 'Life brought enough problems and upsets for young hearts, especially young female hearts, without them having to carry the added burden of the war!' As Valentine's Day approaches, the perils of war threaten life as they know it and all matters of the heart.
The improbability principle : why coincidences, miracles and rare events happen every day. D. J. Hand
Why is it that incredibly unlikely phenomena actually happen quite regularly and why should we, in fact, expect such things to happen? This title answers this question by weaving together various strands of probability into a unified explanation, which he calls the improbability principle.
When the Duke was wicked. Lorraine Heath
Lady Grace Mabry's ample inheritance has made it impossible for her to tell whether a suitor is in love with her - or enamoured of her riches. Who better to distinguish beau from blackguard than her notorious childhood friend, the Duke of Lovingdon? With no interest in marriage, Lovingdon has long lived only for pleasure. He sees little harm in helping Grace find a proper match. He simply has to teach the lovely innocent all the ploys a scoundrel uses to gain a woman's favour - by demonstrating his wicked ways. But as lessons lead to torrid passion and Grace becomes ensnared in another man's marriage plot, Lovingdon must wage a desperate gamble: open his heart fully - or risk losing the woman he adores.
King of the badgers. Philip Hensher
Hanmouth, situated where the river Hand flows into the Bristol Channel, is usually quiet and undisturbed. But it becomes the centre of national attention when an eight-year-old girl vanishes. This tragic event serves to expose the range of segregated existences in the town, as spectrums of class, wealth and lifestyle are blurred in the investigation. King of the Badgers is a powerful study of the vital importance of individuality and the increasingly intrusive hand of political powers. Like its predecessor, it is another devastating - but frequently very funny - portrait of England from one of this country's finest novelists.
Daughter of empire : life as a Mountbatten. Pamela Hicks
Pamela Mountbatten was born at the end of the Twenties into one of Britain's grandest families. The daughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten and his glamorous wife Edwina Ashley, she was brought up by nannies and governesses as she was often parted from her parents as they dutifully carried out their public roles.
Lord and Lady Bunny: Almost royalty! Polly Horvath
Madeleine and her hippie parents travel to England to run a candy shop. Meanwhile Mr. and Mrs. Bunny also travel to England, where Mrs. Bunny tries to weasel her way into the ranks of royalty.
Warhorses of letters Robert Hudson & Marie Phillips
An epistolary romance between the horses of Napoleon and Wellington.
The missing manuscript of Jane Austen. Syrie James
Tucked in an uncut page of a two-hundred-year old poetry book is a letter Samantha McDonough believes was written by Jane Austen, mentioning with regret a manuscript that "went missing at Greenbriar in Devonshire." Could there really be an undiscovered Jane Austen novel waiting?
Johnson's life of London. Boris Johnson
London is special. For centuries, it has been amongst the greatest cities of the world. But a city is nothing without its people. This sparkling new history of London, told through a relay-race of great Londoners shows in one, personality-packed book that the ingenuity, diversity, creativity and enterprise of London are second to none.
13 Little Blue Envelopes Maureen Johnson
The Last Little Blue Envelope Maureen Johnson
Kill City blues : a Sandman Slim novel. Richard Kadrey
Settled back in L.A., James Stark (aka Sandman Slim) must find a dead man, recover an ancient artefact, and outwit and outrun the angry old gods and natural-born killers on his tail.
He done her wrong : a Toby Peters mystery Stuart M. Kaminsky
In the spring of 1942, Joe DiMaggio is enjoying a much better season than either General MacArthur in Corregidor or private eye Toby Peters in Hollywood. Blond bombshell Mae West has just finished her book, a sensational tell-all life story that could turn Tinsel Town into scandal city. When the manuscript is stolen from under her generous form by a mysterious psychopath, Peters agrees to take the case.
Over the edge. Jonathan Kellerman
When the phone rings in the middle of the night, child psychologist Alex Delaware does not hesitate. Driving through the dream-lit San Fernando Valley, Alex rushes to Jamey Cadmus, the patient he had failed five years before - and who now calls with a bizarre cry for help. But by the time Alex reaches Canyon Oaks Psychiatric Hospital, Jamey is gone, surfacing a day later in the hands of the police, who believe Jamey is the infamous Lavender Slasher, a psychotic serial killer.
Twisted. Jonathan Kellerman
A year after the Cold Heart murders and Detective Petra Connor is working Hollywood Homicide solo again. Then a young PhD student combing the LAPD case files comes across a series of apparently unrelated murders all committed shortly after midnight on the same date - June 28. Is this a coincidence?
Christmas magic. Cathy Kelly
A festive collection of stories about love, life, Christmas parties, families and more.
The house on Willow Street. Cathy Kelly
Tess used to be happy with her lot: she lives in the idyllic Irish coastal village, Avalon, with her teenage son, Zach and nine-year-old Kitty, and works in the local antiques shop. Her only regret in life is that everything went so horribly wrong with her first love. Then her marriage falls apart and her first love returns to Avalon.
Once in a lifetime. Cathy Kelly
Kenny's Department Store, with its handsome Edwardian facade and unique cherry-picked goods, is the jewel in the Irish town of Ardagh's crown. As the threat of closure looms and with an owner who doesn't seem his usual self - what does the future hold for the women who are bound together by its fortunes?
The walking dead. The fall of the Governor. Part 1 Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
Uber-villain Philip Blake journeyed from his humble beginnings directly into the dark heart of the zombie apocalypse and became the self-proclaimed leader of a small town called Woodbury. The violent dictatorship within Woodbury all comes to a head. In The Fall of the Governor, the Governor's complex story continues in a tour de force of action and horror. Iconic characters from the comic book, including Rick, Michonne and Glenn, finally make their entrance onto this nightmarish stage, and fans of The Walking Dead will see these characters in a whole new light.
The walking dead. The fall of the Governor. Part 2 Robert Kirkman
Uber-villain Philip Blake journeyed from his humble beginnings directly into the dark heart of the zombie apocalypse and became the self-proclaimed leader of a small town called Woodbury. In The Fall of the Governor, the Governor's complex story continues in a tour de force of action and horror. Iconic characters from the comic book, including Rick, Michonne and Glenn, finally make their entrance onto this nightmarish stage. Now, after a pulse-pounding series of events, the Governor and Rick face off one last time, and only one of them will be left standing.
The walking dead. The rise of the Governor Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
In The Walking Dead universe, there is no greater villain than The Governor. The despot who runs the walled-off town of Woodbury, he has his own sick sense of justice: whether it's forcing prisoners to battle zombies in an arena for the townspeople's amusement, or chopping off the appendages of those who cross him. The Governor was voted "Villain of the Year" by Wizard Magazine the year he debuted, and his story arc was the most controversial arc in the history of The Walking Dead comic book series. Now, for the first time, fans of The Walking Dead will discover how The Governor became the man he is, and what drove him to such extremes.
The eternal Nazi : from Mauthausen to Cairo, the relentless pursuit of SS doctor Aribert Heim Nicholas Kulish and Souad Mekhennet
The compelling story of the hunt for Aribert Heim, whose decades-long flight from justice turned a mid-level SS officer and concentration camp doctor into the most wanted Nazi war criminal in the world. This is the incredible story of how Aribert Heim evaded capture, living in a working-class neighbourhood of Cairo, praying in Arabic, beloved by an adopted Muslim family, while inspiring a manhunt that outlived him by many years. He became the "Eternal Nazi," a symbol of Germany's evolving attitude toward the sins of its past, which finally crested in a desire to see justice done at almost any cost.
The stories & rhymes. Edward Lear
Ah Nonsense! The English it is often said have a peculiar brand of humour. Along with copious cups of tea and a stiff upper lip it keeps life together in moments of difficulty and strife. One of our much loved humourists is Edward Lear, famed throughout the world for his Nonsense verse and limericks.
The Amateur Robert Littell
The Defection of A. J. Lewinter Robert Littell
The Once and Future Spy Robert Littell
Young Philby Robert Littell
Mouse tales audio collection. Arnold Lobel
Two classic stories by Arnold Lobel! "Mouse Tales" - "Papa, please tell us a tale." When Papa's seven little mouse boys ask for a bedtime story, Papa does even better than that - he tells seven stories, one for each boy! "Mouse Soup" - Mouse is in a jam - soon he'll be soup! Just in time, he thinks up a clever and entertaining way to distract weasel from serving up mouse soup for supper.
Always time to die. Elizabeth Lowell
Hired by the eccentric aunt of New Mexico's multimillionaire governor Quintrell to research their family, genealogist Carolina May stumbles into a dark and dangerous secret about the Quintrell family that threatens her life.
Blue smoke and murder. Elizabeth Lowell
Protecting a river guide with ties to the art world, private information collector and reluctant bodyguard Zach Balfour realizes his charge is in more danger than previously known, a situation that pits them against the ruthless multi-million-dollar Western art circuit.
Die in plain sight. Elizabeth Lowell
Inheriting her grandfather's fabulous California Impressionist paintings, art buyer and landscape artist Lacey Quinn uncovers a murderous plot when she investigates her grandfather's past.
Music for the people : the pleasures and pitfalls of classical music. Gareth Malone
In this funny, evocative, personal book, Gareth Malone takes us on a journey of musical discovery. Over the course of three series of the Bafta award-winning The Choir, Gareth has unearthed a passion for classical music in schoolchildren, reluctant teenage boys, and even a whole town.
Glengarry Glen Ross. David Mamet
A group of low-ranking real-estate salesmen are trying to survive in a cut-throat office culture. But when two of them devise a plot to redress the company's wrongs, the resulting turmoil increases the pressure to unbearable levels.
Falling glass. Adrian McKinty
An old associate of regular McKinty hero Michael Forsythe, Killian makes a living enforcing other people's laws, collecting debts, dealing out threats. Now Forsythe sets Killian up with the best paid job of his life. A prominent, politically connected, Irish businessman, Richard Coulter, needs someone to find his ex-wife and children - for half a million. Once on the trail, Killian discovers the real reason Coulter's ex is running, and helps her take refuge amongst his people - a community of Irish Travellers, who close ranks to look after them.
Hidden river. Adrian McKinty
Alexander Lawson is a former detective for Northern Ireland's police force and a rising star at cracking difficult cases. After he is assigned to the force's dangerous, corruption-ridden drug squad, he becomes addicted to heroin - under unusual circumstances. Forced to resign in disgrace, Alex is twenty-four and still entrapped by the needle when he learns that his high school love, beautiful Victoria Patawasti, has been murdered in drought-scorched Denver, Colorado.
In the morning I'll be gone. Adrian McKinty
A Catholic cop tracks an IRA master bomber amidst the sectarian violence of the conflict in Northern Ireland.
The man in my basement. Walter Mosley
The man at Charles Blakey's door has a proposition almost too strange for words. He wants to spend the summer in Charles's basement, and Charles cannot even begin to guess why. Charles's summer with a man in his basement turns into an exploration of inconceivable worlds of power and manipulation, and unimagined realms of humanity.
The wave. Walter Mosley
Errol’s father has been dead for several years. Yet lately Errol has been awakened in the middle of the night by a caller claiming to be his father. Is it a prank, or a message from the grave? Caught up in a war between a secret government security agency and an alien presence infecting our world, touched by the Wave, he knows that nothing will ever be the same again.
The spook lights affair a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini
In 1895 San Francisco young debutantes don't commit suicide at festive parties, particularly not under the eye of Sabina Carpenter. But Virginia St. Ives evidently did, leaping from a foggy parapet in a shimmer of ghostly light. The seemingly impossible disappearance of her body creates an even more serious problem for the firm of Carpenter and Quincannon, Professional Detective Services.
The mirk and midnight hour. Jane Nickerson
Seventeen-year-old Violet Dancey is spending the Civil War with a new stepmother and stepsister and her young cousin when she comes upon a wounded Yankee soldier, Thomas, who is being kept alive by mysterious voodoo practitioners.
Abhorsen. Garth Nix
Abhorsen-in-waiting Lirael and Prince Sameth, a Wallmaker, must confront and bind the evil spirit Oranis before it can destroy all life.
Lirael : daughter of the Clayr. Garth Nix
When a dangerous necromancer threatens to unleash a long-buried evil, Lirael and Prince Sameth are drawn into a battle to save the Old Kingdom and reveal their true destinies.
Sabriel. Garth Nix
For many years Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the random power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who won't stay dead. But now her father, the Mage Abhorsen, is missing, and to find him Sabriel must cross back into that treacherous world - and face the power of her own extraordinary destiny.
Shade's children. Garth Nix
In a savage post-nuclear world, four young fugitives attempt to overthrow the bloodthirsty rule of the Overlords with the help of Shade, their mysterious mentor.
Back story. Robert B. Parker
Thirty years after an unsolved bank robbery leaves a woman dead, Paul Giacomin, whom Spenser regards like a son, and Daryl Gordon, the son of the robbery victim, turn to Spenser to seek out clues about the crime.
Bad business. Robert B. Parker
When Marlene Cowley hires Spenser to see if her husband Trent is cheating on her, he encounters more than he bargained for: not only does he find a two-timing husband, but a second investigator as well, hired by the husband to look after his wife. As a result of their joint efforts, Spenser soon finds himself investigating both individual depravity and corporate corruption. With razor sharp characterizations and finely honed prose, this is Parker at the height of his powers.
Cold service. Robert B. Parker
When his friend, Hawk, is brutally injured after helping protect another man, Boston private detective Spenser throws himself into Hawk's rehabilitation and investigates the Ukrainian mob he believes is responsible for the attack.
Hundred-dollar baby. Robert B. Parker
Spenser, a Boston PI, is once again hired by April Kyle who was a teenage runaway that turned to prostitution. Now she is a madam of an up-scale, all-female operation that some men are trying to take away from her. April claims she doesn't know who is after her business, but Spenser finds ties to organized crime. Spenser without much surprise also finds that April, the thugs and everyone else involved is lying to him.
Pastime Robert B. Parker
Ten years ago, Paul Giacomin's corrupt father and loose mother used the boys as a pawn in their violent race: only Spenser could call them off and straighten out the misled teen - almost getting killed in the process. Paul is now twenty-four and reconciled to his mother's wanton ways but when Patty Giacomin vanishes, Paul begs Spenser to help him rescue her from the clutches of her boyfriend, a shady character he's sure coerced his mother into running.
Thin air. Robert B. Parker
When the bride of a Boston police detective vanishes, he hires Spenser to find her. His path leads from a New England college campus to glamorous L.A. Sports clubs. When the trail turns to a world of prostitution, drug abuse, and self-destruction, Spenser must enter ghetto tenements to continue his search. Ultimately, Spenser must hire a Chicago hitman to help him free the girl from a sociopathic ex lover. Working through gang leaders and corrupt cops, Spenser learns about humanity and justice as he strives to achieve his goal.
Men from the boys. Tony Parsons
Life is good for Harry Silver. He has a beautiful wife, three wonderful children and a great job as producer of the cult radio show, A Clip Round the Ear. But Harry is about to turn forty and his ex-wife is back in town. Soon it could be time to kiss the good life goodbye!
I, Partridge : we need to talk about Alan. Alan Partridge
Alan Partridge is a fictional radio and television presenter played by Steve Coogan. Alan's broadcasting career began as chief DJ of Radio Smile at St. Luke's Hospital in Norwich. But his big break came with his BBC chat show Knowing Me, Knowing You. Sadly, due to declining ratings, and a single catastrophic hitch (the killing of a guest on air), Alan's show was cancelled. Not to be dissuaded, he decided to return to his roots in local radio. He speaks touchingly about his tragic Toblerone addiction, and the painful moment when unsold copies of his first autobiography, Bouncing Back, were pulped like 'word porridge'.
Leading at the edge : leadership lessons from the extraordinary saga of Shackleton's Antarctic expedition Dennis N. T. Perkins with Margaret P. Holtman and Jillian B. Murphy
Stranded in the frozen Antarctic sea for nearly two years, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team of 27 polar explorers endured extreme temperatures, hazardous ice, dwindling food, and complete isolation. Despite these seemingly insurmountable obstacles, the group remained cohesive, congenial, and mercifully alive - a fact that speaks not just to luck but to an unparalleled feat of leadership. Drawing on this amazing story, "Leading at The Edge" demonstrates the importance of a strong leader in times of adversity, uncertainty, and change.
The brilliant world of Tom Gates. Liz Pinchon
Tom Gates is a master of excuses, expert doodler, comic story writer extraordinaire ? and the bane of his grumpy teacher Mr Fullerman's life. And in his wacky journal of scribbles and silliness, you'll find all sorts of comic craziness to make you groan with glee! Will Tom ever manage to get his homework in on time, avoid the rage of his teacher ? AND impress Amy Porter, who sits next to him?
The American gun mystery. Ellery Queen
When a Western star is gunned down at a rodeo, Ellery Queen saddles up. Buck Horne is a celluloid cowboy, and his career is nearly kaput. Desperate for a comeback, Buck joins Wild Bill Grant's travelling rodeo for a show in New York, but he has scarcely mounted his horse when he falls to the dirt. It wasn't age that made him slip - it was the bullet in his heart. Watching from the stands are Ellery Queen, debonair sleuth, and his police detective father. They are New Yorkers through and through, but to solve the rodeo killing, the Queens must learn to talk cowboy.
Cat of many tails. Ellery Queen
New York City is terrorized by a serial killer, and only Ellery Queen can stop the panic. In the dog days of August, it is no surprise to see New Yorkers perspire. But this summer, a killer called the Cat gives the city a new reason to sweat. As the death toll climbs, and the press whips the public into horrified frenzy, Gotham teeters on the edge of anarchy.
Double, double. Ellery Queen
Ellery Queen returned to Wrightsville to solve the mystery of a rich man - believed poor - who died of "old age," a poor man - believed rich - who committed suicide, and a scholarly drunk who disappeared.
The king is dead. Ellery Queen
Armed men invade the Queen apartment, led by Abel Bendigo, brother of one of the world's most powerful men. King Bendigo of Bodigen Arms is an industrial monster whose tentacles embrace the planet. Someone is threatening to kill the King, and Ellery must take on the task of saving his hated life.
The scarlet letters. Ellery Queen
Ellery had a simple case. A few days of discreet snooping, some choice advice, and the inimitable sleuth would blithely restore domestic harmony to the millionaire couple Dirk and Martha Lawrence. Then came the scarlet letters. And finally the cryptic clue, scrawled in a murdered man's blood. Unless Ellery did some super-fast sleuthing, he'd have nothing to show but a very scarlet face.
There was an old woman. Ellery Queen
Once upon an evil time, there was a wicked old woman with a mammoth shoe company worth many millions of dollars, a henpecked husband, and six miserable children. Then one day death came visiting the vast Potts mansion - and began claiming its inhabitants one by one. It was then that Ellery Queen was invited to sup on this nightmare brew of diabolical murder and baffling mystery.
The Browning version. Terence Rattigan
In Terence Rattigan's classic drama, an aging schoolmaster at an English secondary school faces the harsh judgments of his students, his fellow teachers, and his vicious and spiteful wife. But can a lone act of kindness from a sympathetic student change his heart?
The divorce papers. Susan Rieger
Witty and wonderful, sparkling and sophisticated, this debut romantic comedy brilliantly tells the story of one very messy, very high-profile divorce, and the endearingly cynical young lawyer dragooned into handling it. Much like Where'd You Go, Bernadette, The Divorce Papers will have you laughing aloud and thanking the literature gods for this incredible, fresh new voice in fiction.
Dirty Bertie David Roberts
Fangs And Fetch David Roberts
Cubed : a secret history of the workplace. Nikil Saval
Drawing from popular books, movies, comic strips and an abundance of management literature and business history, this surprising "secret history" shows how the white-collar world came to be, from the mid-19th century to today, and reveals what it might become.
Strong poison. Dorothy L. Sayers
When mystery writer Harriet Vane is accused of the murder of her lover, the evidence seems pretty damning. But Lord Peter Wimsey is not convinced and when, five hours later, no verdict has been returned, it seems the jury may not be either.
The unpleasantness at the Bellona Club. Dorothy L. Sayers
The dignified calm of the Bellona Club is shattered when Lord Wimsey finds General Fentiman dead in his favourite chair. A straightforward death by natural causes? Perhaps… but why can no-one remember seeing the general the day he died? And who is the mysterious Mr. Oliver? Lord Peter moves between London and Paris, salon and suburbs, to unfold the intriguing case.
Reset : how to beat the job loss blues and get ready for your next act. Dwain Schenck
If you're out of work, how do you keep your head in the game while searching for a new job? According to Dwain Schenck, a firsthand navigator through the world of unemployment, you make smart decisions, maintain confidence, and avoid being dragged down emotionally.
Somebody Up There Hates You Hollis Seamon
Measure for measure. William Shakespeare
The duke's authoritarian deputy, Angelo, is hell-bent on stamping out moral decay. He reactivates outdated draconian laws and aims his arrogant crosshairs at a young man whose fiancée is pregnant, sentencing him to death. Angelo is sternly incorruptible - until he meets Isabela, a beautiful religious novice whose desirability arouses him. Flavoured with live music by the mariachi band Las Colibri, this vigorous, modern production of Shakespeare's tragicomedy reveals what can happen when sex, religion, and politics collide.
The winter's tale. William Shakespeare
Sir John Gielgud and Dame Peggy Ashcroft lead a cast recording of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale.
Complete sonnets. William Shakespeare
A complete reading of Shakespeare's 154 timeless sonnets, composed between 1593 and 1601.
Hamlet. William Shakespeare
Prince Hamlet sets out to avenge his beloved father's death at the hand of his uncle Claudius - but Hamlet's spiral into grief and madness will have permanent and immutable consequences for the Kingdom of Denmark.
Measure for measure. William Shakespeare
John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson lead a cast performance of Shakespeare's play that deals with issues of mercy, justice, and truth and their relationship to pride and humility.
A midsummer night's dream. William Shakespeare
Shakespeare combined his love of theatre with Greek mythology and the supernatural to create what is arguably his most playfully imaginative work. From love potions to bizarre transformations to the unforgettable play-within-a-play, A Midsummer Night's Dream is a non-stop delight, and remains one of the milestones of the Bard's canon.
Romeo and Juliet. William Shakespeare
Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2012 production of Romeo and Juliet, one of Shakespeare's most beloved tragedies. When you are passionately, purely in love, nothing else matters - not even life itself. Shakespeare's consummate tragedy of young lovers swept into a catastrophic vortex of misunderstandings, secrets, and fate is set in 1840s Alta California, a vibrant and conflicted time in our history. Romeo and Juliet, the son and daughter of two landed families locked in an old feud, are irresistibly drawn to each other. Defying the hatred and distrust surrounding them, they dare to believe they can - and must - be together.
Vienna nocturne. Vivien Shotwell
Vienna Nocturne tells the story of the turbulent life and brilliantly successful career of young British opera singer Anna Storace, a child prodigy who is taken by her parents to Italy at age thirteen to advance her career. In love with life and wildly ambitious, Anna wants everything - to be famous, to be loved - and this leads her to make some fatal choices.
Blindsighted. Karin Slaughter
The sleepy town of Heartsdale is jolted into panic when Sara Linton, paediatrician and medical examiner, finds Sibyl Adams, a young college professor, horribly murdered in the local diner. Police chief Jeffrey Tolliver then finds a second victim crucified and recognises the work of a serial killer.
A star for Mrs. Blake. April Smith
The United States Congress in 1929 passed legislation to fund travel for mothers of the fallen soldiers of World War I to visit their sons' graves in France. Over the next three years, 6,693 Gold Star Mothers made the trip. An emotionally-charged, brilliantly realized novel set in the 1930s about five American women who visit the graves of their WWI soldier sons: a pilgrimage that will change their lives in unforeseeable and indelible ways.
Mastering the art of quitting : why it matters in life, love, and work Peg Streep and Alan Bernstein
In Mastering the Art of Quitting the authors show us how to let go when we need to and how to start over. A guide to increasing our emotional and mental flexibility, assessing our goals, and knowing when to hang in or bail out, it tackles our tendencies to overanalyze, ruminate, and put a positive spin on situations we actually need to avoid. Quitting is a healthy, adaptive response when a goal can't be reached.
Liv, Forever Amy Talkington
Final witness. Simon Tolkien
One summer night, two men break into an isolated manor house and kill Lady Anne Robinson. Her son, Thomas, convinces the police that his father's beautiful personal assistant sent the killers, but Thomas is known for his overactive imagination, and he has reasons to lie. Thomas' father, Sir Peter Robinson, refuses to believe his son. Instead, he marries his assistant, Greta Grahame, and will be giving evidence for the defence at her trial. He will be the final witness.
Barchester Towers Anthony Trollope
This sequel to "The Warden" wryly chronicles the struggle for control of the English diocese of Barchester. The evangelical but not particularly competent new bishop is Dr. Proudie, who with his awful wife and oily curate, Slope, manoeuvre for power.
Doctor Thorne. Anthony Trollope
With all its pleasing vistas, Frank Gresham's vast estate is a landscape of debt, every last piece mortgaged by a feckless father. And the only birthright of Mary Thorne, the beloved niece of the village's respected doctor, is the stigma of illegitimacy.
Framley Parsonage. Anthony Trollope
Mark Robarts, the new vicar of Framley, with ambitions to further his career, seeks connections in the county's high society. He agrees guarantee a substantial loan for a local member of parliament which brings him to the brink of ruin. Lord Lufton has proposed to Mark's sister Lucy, but his mother Lady Lufton is against the marriage, preferring that her son choose the coldly beautiful Griselda Grantly.
The last chronicle of Barset. Anthony Trollope
This panoramic novel is a collection of small plots, including a continuation of the story of Lily Dale and Johnny Eames (of The small house at Allington), the death of the dreadful Mrs. Proudie (of Barchester Towers), and the false accusation of theft against old Mr. Crawley, who is triumphantly vindicated. Trollope obligingly killed off Mrs. Proudie at the request of his readers, who uniformly detested her. As he said in his autobiography, "I regard this as the best novel I have written."
The short stories of Anthony Trollope. Anthony Trollope
Trollope's short stories encompass a variety of themes and are set in a number of different countries. Malachi's Cove tells the story of Mally Trenglos and Barry Gunliffe who both earn their living by gathering seaweed. Sworn enemies until a near fatal accident seals their fate forever. Father Giles of Ballymoy is a hospitable Irish priest whose strange ways are at first misinterpreted by an English visitor.
The small house at Allington. Anthony Trollope
Squire Dale, a morose and unimaginative old bachelor, lives at the 'Great House' at Allington. His sister-in-law lives at the adjacent 'Small House' with her two daughters Lily and Bell, and the action centres on the relations between the two houses and the romantic entanglements of the two girls.
The warden. Anthony Trollope
Set in the world of the Victorian professional and landed classes, the story centres on Mr Harding, a clergyman of great personal integrity who is nevertheless in possession of an income from a charity far in excess of the sum devoted to the purposes of the foundation. On discovering such an apparent abuse of privilege John Bold turns his reforming zeal to the matter.
The rector's wife. Joanna Trollope
After twenty years of marriage, a priest's wife rebels and takes a job at a supermarket and gains a sense of her own worth, but the disapproval of her husband and parish.
Three times lucky. Sheila Turnage
Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Mo LoBeau, now eleven, and her best friend Dale turn detective when the amnesiac Colonel, owner of a cafe and co-parent of Mo with his cook, Miss Lana, seems implicated in a murder.
Autobiography of Mark Twain. Volume 1 edited by Harriet Elinor Smith and other editors of the Mark Twain Project.
The year 2010 marks the one hundredth anniversary of Twain's death. In celebration of this important milestone, here, for the first time, is Mark Twain's uncensored autobiography, in its entirety, exactly as he left it. This major literary event offers the first of three volumes and presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humour, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave, as he intended.
Autobiography of Mark Twain. Volume 2 edited by Benjamin Griffin and Harriet Elinor Smith and the other editors of the Mark Twain Project.
Mark Twain's complete, uncensored Autobiography was an instant bestseller when the first volume was published in 2010, on the centennial of the author's death, as he requested. The second volume delves deeper into Twain's life, uncovering the many roles he played in his private and public worlds. Filled with his characteristic blend of humour and ire, the narrative ranges effortlessly across the contemporary scene.
The leader's checklist. Michael Useem
In this illuminating expanded edition of the bestselling Leader's Checklist, world-renowned leadership expert Michael Useem deepens his examination of 15 mission-critical principles for leaders.
Dancing backwards. Salley Vickers
Violet Hetherington is crossing the Atlantic on a cruise ship to New York, to visit Edwin, once a close friend whom she has not seen for over twenty years. Edwin is now a successful poet and knew Violet in the days when she enjoyed a brief spell as H.V. St John, whose bittersweet poetry won her fame and prizes. Over the period of the six day transatlantic crossing, we learn about Violet's past, her complex friendship with Edwin and the error that led to her abandoning a creative career for the safety of domesticity.
Giant's bread. Mary Westmacott
Vernon Deyre is a sensitive and brilliant musician, even a genius. But there is a high price to be paid for his talent, especially by his family and the two women in his life. His sheltered childhood in the home he loves has not prepared Vernon for the harsh reality of his adult years, and in order to write the great masterpiece of his life, he has to make a crucial decision with no time left to count the cost.
Deceived. Randy Wayne White
A twenty-year-old unsolved murder from Florida's pot-hauling days gets Hannah Smith's attention, but so does a more immediate problem. A private museum devoted solely to the state's earliest settlers and pioneers has been announced, and many of Hannah's friends and neighbours in Sulfur Wells are being pressured to make contributions. The problem is, the whole thing is a scam, and when Hannah sets out to uncover whoever's behind it, she discovers that things are even worse than she thought.
The importance of being earnest. Oscar Wilde

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The one that got away Victoria Alexander, Liz Carlyle, Elosia James, Cathy Maxwell.
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Six against the yard by members of The Detection Club.
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The angel of Bang Kwang Prison Susan Aldous, with Nicola Pierce
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A carpet ride to Khiva : seven years on the silk road Christopher Aslan Alexander
The Silk Road conjures images of the exotic and the unknown. Most travellers simply pass along it. Brit Chris Alexander chose to live there. Ostensibly writing a guidebook, Alexander found life at the heart of the glittering madrassahs, mosques and minarets of the walled city of Khiva - a remote desert oasis in Uzbekistan - immensely alluring, and stayed. It is an unforgettable true travel story of a journey to the heart of the unknown and the unexpected friendship one man found there.
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Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.
And Only to Deceive Tasha Alexander
A Poisoned Season Tasha Alexander
The emperor's new clothes Victoria Alexander
Mistaken for the Countess of Bridgewater, expert con artist Ophelia Kendrake can't believe her good fortune. This could be the opportunity she needs to secure the future of the sister who means so much to her. But when she meets Tyler "Tye" Matthews, her plans to dupe the sleepy town of Dead End, Wyoming, prove difficult - for she's met her match in the wildly attractive mayor.
His mistress by Christmas Victoria Alexander
For three years, Lady Veronica Smithson has been a happy, independent widow. Still, the right gentleman could provide the benefits of marriage without the tedious restrictions. And in Sir Sebastian Hadley-Attwater, renowned explorer and rogue, Veronica is sure she has found him.
Lady Amelia's secret lover Victoria Alexander
Lady Amelia Hathaway's marriage has gotten stale over the past six years, so she decides to take a lover. She makes no secret of her intent - but what her husband doesn't know is that Amelia's real scheme is to win him back.
The princess and the pea Victoria Alexander
Preparing to inherit her father's business empire, independent nineteenth-century beauty Cecily White resists money-seeking suitors, until she is tempted by the Earl of Greystone, who she insists must prove his love to her.
Performance-based project management : increasing the probability of project success Glen B Alleman
Based on the "Five Immutable Principles of Project Success", this book shows project leaders how to assess the business capabilities needed for a project; plan and schedule the work; determine the resources required to complete on time and on budget; identify and manage risks to success; and measure performance in units meaningful to decision makers.
Portrait in sepia Isabel Allende
Both historical novel and family saga and set in 19th-century Chile, this story concerns Aurora del Valle's search for the mystery of her past, a trauma so brutal that it erased from her mind all recollection of the first five years of her life.
The Mindfulness Toolbox Donald Altman
It must be your love Bella Andre
Successful Seattle Realtor Mia Sullivan is nobody's fool… apart from that one week five years ago when she gave away her heart to a sexy musician who gave her nothing in return but a few sinfully perfect days - and nights - in his bed. From the first moment they see each other again, intense sparks of attraction fly. Between irresistible kisses, a romantic Sullivan wedding in Napa Valley, and a deeply sensual connection that neither of them can deny, can Mia and Ford finally rediscover a love - and a friendship - strong enough to last forever?
The miracle thief Iris Anthony
Sister Juliana, Anna, and Princess Gisele - all in need of a miracle from Saint Catherine - are drawn into an epic struggle where only faith can survive as sinister forces plot to steal Saint Catherine's relic.
The Grunts All at Sea Philip Ardagh
The Grunts In Trouble Philip Ardagh
Group sex Ann Arensberg
This lighthearted, witty confection of a novel is at once a captivating romance and an uproarious satire on sex and creativity. The story of one woman's transformation - and unexpected liberation - Group Sex is an effervescent romantic comedy that sparkles with wit and insight.
Sister wolf Ann Arensberg
On a June night in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, Marit Deym prowls her land, anxiously awaiting the arrival of the van from the Dangerfield Zoo. When it finally comes - hours late - five wolves leap out onto the sprawling wildlife refuge Marit has created. And then one night, the wolves bring a stranger to her door. Haunting and lyrical, shot through with grace notes of passion and sorrow, Sister Wolf is about the power of human beings - like that of their animal brethren - to survive and endure.
My Irish table : recipes from the homeland and restaurant eve Cathal Armstrong
The debut cookbook from Cathal Armstrong featuring 130 recipes showcasing modern Irish fare, along with stories about Armstrong's journey from Dublin to Washington, DC, and becoming an internationally recognized four-star chef, the owner of seven successful food and drink establishments, and a leader in the sustainable-food movement.
Winter journey Diane Armstrong
A mother's silence, a village with a terrible secret, and a woman's journey to discover the truth. Inspired by a true incident that took place in Poland in 1941 but was concealed for sixty years, Diane Armstrong's gripping novel is a detective story that is part mystery, part history and part forensic investigation.
Through the narrow gate : a nun's story Karen Armstrong
Through the Narrow Gate is Karen Armstrong's memoir of life inside a Catholic convent in the 1960's. With gentleness and honesty, Armstrong takes her readers on a revelatory journey that begins with her decision, at the age of seventeen, to devote her life to God as a nun. Yet once she embarked upon her spiritual training, she encountered a frightening and oppressive world, fossilized by tradition, which moulded, isolated and pushed her to the limit of what she could endure.
Cat Says Meow Michael Arndt
The pretend wife Bridget Asher
From the author of "My Husband's Sweethearts" comes this big-hearted, fiercely perceptive novel about a happily married woman and the little white lie that changes everything.
The longing Jane Asher
All she wanted was a baby. Was that so much to ask? A baby to nourish in her body, to give birth with pain and pleasure, to adore. But her womb was empty and its emptiness filled her days and her nights, invaded her dreams, determined every waking thought. A baby. All she wanted was a baby…
Kind of Kin Rilla Askew
Why do birds of paradise dance David Attenborough and Errol Fuller
Join David Attenborough on his journey through the cultural history of the birds of paradise, one of the most exquisite and extravagant, colourful and intriguing families of birds. In this short, the world's best-loved naturalist explains why these charismatic birds dance so beautifully.
In too deep Tom Avery
"It's Father," my brother said. "He's in trouble. We've got to get him." Prince and Emmanuel are stunned to hear that someone who says she's their mother is looking for them. Can it really be her, after four long years of separation?
Too much trouble Tom Avery
All 12-year-old Emmanuel knows is that he has to look after Prince. They were his father's last words to him. On the train to London, Em and Prince have no idea where they will end up - but then they meet the mysterious Mr Green and his "friends". And that's when things start to spin out of control.
A gentleman's homecoming Ruth Axtell
It's been six years since Luke Travis has seen his native England and his son, Sam. But his hopes for a joyful reunion are shattered when he learns that Sam wants nothing to do with him. There's one ray of hope - Luke's former sister-in-law, Bobbie Gardner promises to help mend the breach between father and son. But can Luke trust another Gardner? His wife betrayed and abandoned him, and his father-in-law took his son away.
A heart's rebellion Ruth Axtell
Jessamine Barry is tired of waiting patiently for a man to decide her future. So even though Lancelot Marfleet, second son of an aristocrat, is taking an interest in her during the London season, she refuses to consider him as a suitor. Instead, she's ready to take fashionable society by storm - and finds a rakish young man all too willing to help her do it.
Her good name Ruth Axtell
In the 1890 thriving coastal town of Holliston, Maine, the leading lumber baron's son, Warren Brentwood, III, returns to take up his position as heir apparent to his father's business empire. Esperanza Estrada is the daughter of a Portuguese immigrant fisherman and has no chance with Warren, no matter how striking she is. Disgraced by rumours she leaves her hometown for the nearest city and finds shelter at a mission for the homeless. Will she be able to forgive the townspeople and return home?
Moonlight masquerade Ruth Axtell
Lady Celine Wexham seems the model British subject. French by birth but enjoying life in 1813 as a widowed English countess, she is in the unique position to spy for the notorious Napoleon Bonaparte. When Rees Phillips of the British Foreign Office is sent to pose as the countess's butler and discover where her true loyalties lie, he is confident he will uncover the truth. But the longer he is in her fashionable townhouse in London's West End, the more his staunch loyalty to the Crown begins to waver as he falls under Lady Wexham's spell.
The coolest pool M.C. Badger
It's a very hot day and the Tinklers have tried everything to cool down. They've sat in front of the fridge and made hats from ice-cream, but nothing seems to work. They want to go swimming, but there's one problem: they're banned from the local pool. If only they could find another place to swim.
An excellent invention Meredith Badger
When Mila and Marcus Tinkler get a letter saying they have to go to school, it sounds impossible. Who would feed the pigeons? Who would look after their little sister? Who would wake Mila up in time? Marcus needs a plan, and fast!
A very good idea Meredith Badger
Marcus and Mila Tinkler are very good at climbing. But can they go from their house to the town clock tower without once touching the ground? It won't be easy. It will probably be dangerous. And almost certainly dirty. It's a very good idea!
The Prince's Boy Paul Bailey
A Fish Named Glub Dan Bar-el
A difficult boy M. P. Barker
In Farmington, Massachusetts, in 1839, nine-year-old Ethan experiences hardships as an indentured servant of the wealthy Lyman family alongside Daniel, a boy scorned simply for being Irish, and the boys bond as they try to right a terrible wrong.
Mending horses M. P. Barker
Daniel Linnehan is an indentured servant no more. He has his papers, his beloved horse, Ivy, and a new direction in life. But an Irish teenager, wearing fine clothes and riding an even finer horse, is asking for trouble. After a terrible misunderstanding leaves Daniel beaten, the peddler Jonathan Stocking takes Daniel under his wing.
Come and Tell Me Some Lies Raffaella Barker
Green Grass Raffaella Barker
Hens Dancing Raffaella Barker
The Hook Raffaella Barker
A Perfect Life Raffaella Barker
Poppyland Raffaella Barker
Summertime Raffaella Barker
City of terror Steve Barlow & Steve Skidmore ; illustrated by David Cousens.
You are the leader of Crime Team, a top crime-busting unit. You are called in to solve only the toughest mysteries with the help of your expert team.
Russian gold Steve Barlow & Steve Skidmore ; illustrated by David Cousens.
You are the leader of Crime Team, a top crime-busting unit. You are called in to solve only the toughest mysteries with the help of your expert team.
Skull Island Steve Barlow & Steve Skidmore ; illustrated by David Cousens.
You are the leader of Crime Team, a top crime-busting unit. You are called in to solve only the toughest mysteries with the help of your expert team.
Tiger's lair Steve Barlow & Steve Skidmore ; illustrated by David Cousens.
You are the leader of Crime Team, a top crime-busting unit. You are called in to solve only the toughest mysteries with the help of your expert team.
How Miss Rutherford got her groove back Sophie Barnes
Of course, having the man you've loved forever announce his engagement to your (now very former) best friend will do that. Now Emily has a choice: sulk in a corner while her sisters enjoy the glitter of the ton … or become the belle of the ball, dazzling everyone on an earl's arm. But as Francis helps Emily get back on her feet, she quickly realizes that a childhood crush is nothing compared to the power of true love.
Lady Alexandra's excellent adventure : a Summersby tale Sophie Barnes
Alex loves taking chances, which is how she finds herself embroiled in a secret mission as she races across the country with the Earl of Trenton. But Alexandra is about to discover that the real danger lies not in duels, but in her completely unexpected reaction to Lord Trenton's company. Michael Ashford, Earl of Trenton, is a man of duty: honourable, charming, and a hit with the ladies, he's never had trouble staying focused - until now.
The scandal in kissing an heir : at the Kingsborough Ball Sophie Barnes
Lady Rebecca is determined to find a husband on her own terms, rather than marry any of the aging suitors her greedy aunt and uncle foist upon her. Notorious rake and heir to the Marquess of Wolvington, Daniel Neville is in need of a bride, but finding a lady who's willing to accept his past is an entirely different matter. When he spies a Rebecca, Daniel believes he's found her … until scandal erupts around them.
The secret life of Lady Lucinda : a Summersby tale Sophie Barnes
Lucy Blackwell is desperate, reckless, and maybe a little bit crazy. That's the only possible explanation for tricking a man she doesn't know into a dance, a kiss, and an engagement - all in the middle of the biggest ball of the year! But Lord William Summersby is the final piece of her grand plan, and she'll do what it takes to make this marriage of convenience work - as long as it's convenient for her.
There's something about Lady Mary : a Summersby tale Sophie Barnes
Mary Croyden lives a simple life, and she likes it until she inherits a title and a large sum of money. Forced to navigate high society, Mary finds herself relying on the help of one man - Ryan Summersby. Determined not to lose her sense of self, she realizes that Ryan is the only person she can trust. But Mary's hobbies are not exactly proper, and Ryan is starting to discover that this simple miss is not at all what he expected - but just might be exactly what he needs.
The trouble with being a duke : at the Kingsborough Ball Sophie Barnes
Isabella Chilcott can scarcely believe it: she is finally at the Kingsborough Ball. As a child, she dreamed of dancing a waltz here, and now, thanks to a gorgeous gown she's found in the attic, Isabella is waltzing with the Duke of Kingsborough himself. But she must escape before he discovers her secrets - for she is not who she pretends to be, and falling in love with Prince Charming is the last thing she can allow herself to do.
Dave Barry slept here : a sort of history of the United States Dave Barry
A humorous history of the United States, beginning in the days prior to the advent of roads, cities, and shopping malls, and continuing through the "napping toward glory" years of presidents Reagan and Bush.
Dave Barry's book of bad songs Dave Barry
A compilation of some of the worst songs ever written. Dave Barry fans will relish his quirky take. Music buffs, too, will appreciate this humorous stroll through the world's worst lyrics. The only thing wrong with this book is that readers will find themselves unable to stop mentally singing the greatest hits of Gary Puckett.
My teenage son's goal in life is to make me feel 3,500 years old and other thoughts on parenting Dave Barry
Dave Barry shares his hopes, fears, and insights about his own stint as a father. "Most people make babies out to be very complicated, but the truth is they have only three moods: Mood One: Just about to cry. Mood Two: Crying. Mood Three: Just finished crying."
Marie Antoinette's head : the royal hairdresser, the queen, and the revolution Will Bashor
For the better part of the Queen Marie Antoinette's reign over France, one man was entrusted with the sole responsibility of ensuring that her coiffure was at its most ostentatious best. Marie Antoinette's Head tells the story of Leonard Autie, Marie Antoinette's hairdresser and confidante, the man responsible for the style that made her the envy of France and for the uproar that dragged her to the guillotine.
Captain Thunderbolt and His Lady Carol Baxter
Confronting the Classics Mary Beard
The adventuress M. C Beaton
Appearances can be very deceptive… At first, Emily Goodenough and her father, Sir George, are exactly what the servants at No.67 Clarges Street are hoping for: respectable tenants to usher in an uneventful Season. But all is not what it seems and it's not long before Rainbird the butler uncovers their secret: Sir George is an ex-butler and his 'daughter' a runaway chambermaid!
Agatha Raisin and a spoonful of poison M. C Beaton
In the village of St Twadey tragedy strikes at the jam making competition. Someone has injected LSD into all the home-made jams. Of course the youth of the village are the first to be suspected. Only Agatha with her flashes of intuition would suspect the prim vicar's wife - but it will take all of her detective skills to prove the woman guilty.
Agatha Raisin and the perfect paragon M. C Beaton
After nearly being killed, Agatha Raisin could use some low-key cases. So when Robert Smedley walks through the door, determined to prove that his wife is cheating, Raisin Investigations immediately offers to help. Unfortunately for Agatha, Mabel Smedley appears to be the perfect wife. But just as Agatha is ready to give up, Smedley is poisoned.
Agatha Raisin and the quiche of death M. C Beaton
Meet Agatha Raisin, high-flying public relations boss turned village sleuth. When Agatha enters the village quiche-making competition, her perfect product is soon exposed - as not only shop-bought but poisoned - and it kills the contest judge. But can Agatha expose the real murderer?
Amaryllis M. C Beaton
One minute, Amaryllis Duvane is the belle of the London Season - a Diamond of the First Water, desired by every man and envied by every woman. Even better, she's about to marry the man of her dreams. But when her father dies, Amaryllis loses her fortune and is left penniless. When her ex-fiancé, the devastatingly handsome Marquess of Merechester, courts one of her relatives, Amaryllis can't bear the thought of him seeing what's become of her - or how much she still desires him.
Annabelle M. C Beaton
It's a maiden's miracle! Annabelle Quennell, daughter of a poor country parson, gets a chance at a London Season to snare a wealthy husband. But before she sets off, Mad Meg the Gypsy predicts trouble ahead, and it is nothing but woe that Annabelle finds.
At the sign of the golden pineapple M. C Beaton
When Henrietta Bascombe opens a confectionary shop in order to turn her pittance of an inheritance into a fortune, her friends are shocked to hear of such a well-bred lady going into trade but the Earl of Carrisdown is both drawn to and repelled by her shopgirl status.
Back in society M. C Beaton
The final volume in The Poor Relations series on an English hotel started by a group of aristocrats to help each other. The action centres on the newest guest, the widowed Lady Jane Fremney who is bankrupt and for whom a husband must be found. When Colonel Sandhurst and Lady Fortesque unite to find her one, the sparks of their own attraction are ignited.
The banishment M. C Beaton
An English lord gambles away his estate and the family is banished to a small cottage. The lord has six daughters and the eldest, Isabella, must court the new owner to restore the family to its proper position. But when the handsome Lord Fitzpatrick arrives Isabella faces a problem, love or duty?
Colonel Sandhurst to the rescue M. C Beaton
A case of mistaken identity is transformed into a case of true love! As usual, the poor relations are in need of money to finance the hotel and this time it is up to Colonel Sandhurst to come to the rescue.
Daisy M. C Beaton
Daisy Jenkins never expected to be anything more than a trespasser on the idyllic lawns of Marsden Castle. Then suddenly she was admitted into the seemingly magic circle of the Earl and Countess of Nottenstone, where she awaited the arrival of the notorious Lord Chatterton; her father - a stranger whose very name was foreign to her.
Dancing on the wind M. C Beaton
I am going to die, Polly thought. The crowd clamoured for a speech. Polly raised her hands, and they fell silent. From the foot of the gallows, she asked the spectators why she, a poor woman, should hang for theft, while the abbess of Covent Garden can commit murder on the souls of innocent country girls over and over again and yet go free - and then she condemned them to hell.
Daphne M. C Beaton
Daphne Armitage is the acknowledged beauty of that family of renowned belles, but beauty is more than skin deep. Black-haired, exquisite Daphne is certain she can avoid the turmoil of true love by demanding nothing more of a husband than to be an elegant companion. The self-absorbed Mr Archer seems to fit the bill to perfection. But when Mr Simon Garfield agitates Daphne's calm outward manner, the results are dramatic and delightful!
Death of a bore : a Hamish Macbeth murder mystery M. C Beaton
Confounded by the murder of Lochdubh writing circle's long-winded organizer, police officer Hamish Macbeth investigates the victim's writings for clues and wonders at sinister themes within an unfinished soap opera script.
Death of a celebrity M. C Beaton
Amazing news is spreading like wildfire across the Scottish countryside: the most famous of all Lochdubh, remotely nestling in the Highlands, is perfectly anonymous… until well-known TV reporter Crystal French races into town in her bright new BMW. And PC Hamish Macbeth, dourly wed to duty rather than the fiancée who dumped him, promptly gives her a ticket for reckless driving.
Death of a charming man M. C Beaton
Hamish Macbeth's unofficial engagement to the stunning Priscilla Halburton-Smythe is reminding the constable of the old adage about answered prayers. Deciding that this may be a good time for a little retreat, Hamish ambles over to the nearby backwater of Drim - ostensibly to check out a posh English chap who's causing a most unusual problem. Single, wealthy, and terribly attractive, newcomer Peter Hynd has thrown the middle-aged matrons of Drim into a flutter, and put their men, dour Highlanders whose feelings run deep, on a slow burn.
Death of a dentist M. C Beaton
Just when Hamish most needs him - the dentist turns up dead… In Scotland, where thrift and a 'nice set of dentures' are generally admired, dental surgeon Dr Frederick Gilchrist's cheap rates and penchant for pulling teeth have gained him a clientele. Only jaw-throbbing agony drives Hamish to Gilchrist's surgery, but what he finds is the dentist's dead body - putting several angry husbands in the frame for murder…
Death of a dreamer M. C Beaton
When Hamish Macbeth calls on artist Effie Garrand he's amazed to find the woman in residence after a particularly harsh winter. Unfortunately she's convinced herself that fellow local artist Jock Fleming is in love with her, and that they are engaged. But after a lover's scrap with Jock, Effie is found dead, poisoned by hemlock. Suicide or murder? It's up to Hamish to find out whether the dreamer's death is the result of something much more serious than a broken heart.
Death of a dustman M. C Beaton
Scottish sleuth Hamish Macbeth investigates the murder of Fergus Macleod, the tyrannical head of Lochdubh's new recycling centre, while coping with the bizarre edicts of a member of the Strathbane Council and his lazy new constable.
Death of a gentle lady M. C Beaton
When Mrs. Gentle dies under mysterious circumstances, the town is shocked and outraged. Chief Detective Inspector Blair suspects members of her family, but Hamish Macbeth thinks there's more to the story, and begins investigating the truth behind this lady's gentle exterior.
Death of a glutton M. C Beaton
As eight hopeful members of the Checkmate Singles Club converge on Tommel Castle Hotel for a week of serious matchmaking, the clouds roll in. The four couples, carefully matched by dating director Maria Worth, immediately dislike one another. And the arrival of Maria's gross, greedy business partner, Peta, kills the last vestige of romance. And as love goes out the window, murder comes in the door. Peta soon slurps up her last meal and Hamish is left with the baffling puzzle: Who shared the fateful outing that left Peta dead with a large rosy red apple in her mouth…
Death of a kingfisher : a Hamish Macbeth murder mystery M. C Beaton
The quaint village of Braikie doesn't have much to offer, other than a place of rare beauty called Buchan's Wood, which was bequeathed to the town. The savvy local tourist director renames the woods "The Fairy Glen," and has brochures printed with a beautiful photograph of a kingfisher rising from a pond on the cover. But just as the town's luck starts to turn, a kingfisher is found hanging from a branch in the woods with a noose around its neck. As a wave of vandalism threatens to ruin Braikie forever, the town turns to Hamish Macbeth.
Death of a macho man M. C Beaton
When Hamish Macbeth, local constable of the Scottish village of Lochdubh, tries to break up one of the many fights involving Randy Duggan, the ruffian challenges him to a fistfight. But on the chosen day, Duggan is found shot to death and Macbeth is rumoured to be the likely suspect.
Death of a maid M. C Beaton
Mrs. Gillespie, the regions most famous maid, is violently struck down by a metal bucket. Knowing Mrs. Gillespie's penchant for gossip, Hamish Macbeth is sure she delighted in finding out her clients secrets - which means that everyone whose home she cleaned is a suspect.
Death of a nag M. C Beaton
After his engagement is broken, Constable Hamish Macbeth is looking forward to rest and relaxation in the coastal town of Skay. But when he arrives at the somewhat dismal bed and breakfast, his fellow guests include the annoying Miss Gunnery, a London family, and Bob Harris, who so nags his wife that everyone wants to kill him. And then someone does.
Death of a poison pen M. C Beaton
When the residents of Lochdubh begin receiving poison pen letters, no one takes them seriously. But Constable Hamish Macbeth fears them, and his instincts prove correct when the postmistress is found hanging from a rope with a vicious poison pen letter at her feet.
Death of a policeman : a Hamish Macbeth murder mystery M. C Beaton
Local police stations all over the Scottish Highlands are being threatened with closure and this presents the perfect opportunity for Detective Chief Inspector Blair, who would love nothing more than to get rid of Sergeant Hamish Macbeth. Blair suggests that Cyril Sessions, a keen young police officer, visit the town of Lochdubh to monitor exactly what Hamish does every day. On hearing of Blair's plans Hamish is fully prepared to ensure young Cyril returns back to headquarters with a full report… but before he can do that, Cyril is found dead and Hamish very quickly becomes the prime suspect for his murder…
Death of a scriptwriter M. C Beaton
With the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe away in London, Lochdubh Constable Hamish Macbeth pines for company during the long Scottish winter. He gets his wish - and more - when a troupe of flashy, urbane filmmakers clamours into the nearby town of Drim. Before long bedlam erupts around their make-believe mystery … and culminates in the sudden appearance of one very real corpse.
Death of a sweep M. C Beaton
In the isolated villages of northern Scotland, the residents rely on chimney sweep Pete Ray. After Police Constable Hamish Macbeth finds a dead body stuffed inside a chimney, the entire town of Lochdubh suspects Pete. Then Pete's body is found on the Scottish moors, and the mystery deepens.
Death of a travelling man M. C Beaton
Police Sergeant Hamish Macbeth's new promotion means more money, but it also means that an eager beaver of a policeman, P.C. Willie Lamont, has been thrust upon him, interfering with Hamish's easygoing way of life. On a walk escaping his new sidekick's bloodhound efficiency, Hamish sees a battered camper parked next to the Lochdubh Hotel. Only Hamish seems to realize the trouble this drifter is stirring up - until the man is found murdered in his camper.
Death of a valentine : a Hamish Macbeth murder mystery M. C Beaton
Amazing news has spread across the Scottish countryside. The most famous of highland bachelors, police sergeant Hamish Macbeth, will be married at last. Everyone in the village of Lochdubh adores Josie McSween, Macbeth's newest constable and blushing bride-to-be. While locals think Josie is quite a catch, Hamish has a case of prenuptial jitters. After all, if it weren't for the recent murder of a beautiful woman in a neighbouring village, there wouldn't be a wedding at all.
Death of a village M. C Beaton
During the eerie half-light of a far north summer night, a crime spree - from scams to burglary - strikes the Highlands. Suddenly Hamish Macbeth, never an ambitious man, has more police work than he desires. Yet as he deftly investigates the summer's high crimes and misdemeanours, he attracts the attention of his superiors.
Death of a witch M. C Beaton
Returning from a foreign holiday, Hamish Macbeth is worried because he senses a dark cloud of evil hanging over the Highland village of Lochdubh. He learns that a newcomer, Catriona Beldame, is regarded as a witch and various men have been seen visiting her. Hamish himself is charmed by her until he finds out she has been supplying dangerous potions. At first the villagers won't listen to him, saying that the loveless Hamish has turned against all women. He threatens to kill her so that when she is found murdered, he must clear his name and then work to solve yet another murder to bring peace and quiet back to his beloved village. His investigations are complicated by a romance with a female forensic expert. Perhaps he'll get married at last.
Death of an addict M. C Beaton
Former drug addict Tommy Jarret rents a Scottish chalet to check out reports of a sea monster. But when he is found dead of an apparent drug overdose, constable Hamish Macbeth suspects foul play. Teaming with Glasgow Detective Inspector Olivia Chater, Macbeth goes undercover and dives into the underworld to root out a cartel secretly entrenched in the Highlands.
Death of yesterday : a Hamish Macbeth murder mystery M. C Beaton
A dead witness. A forgotten crime. Hamish Macbeth never had it so hard as in this newest Highlands mystery! When a local woman tells Sergeant Hamish Macbeth that she doesn't remember what happened the previous evening, he's not unduly worried. After all, she's been out drinking and he'd prefer not to be bothered with such an arrogant and annoying woman. But when her body is discovered in a ditch, Hamish is forced to investigate a crime that the only known witness now dead has forgotten.
Deborah goes to Dover M. C Beaton
Encouraged by an unruly twin brother, tomboyish Lady Deborah Western seems set on dressing and behaving in a most unladylike manner, much to the dismay of her handsome neighbour, the Earl of Ashton. Fortunately for the Earl, Miss Pym is on hand to make sure the gorgeous girl is introduced to some more feminine pursuits.
The deception M. C Beaton
Like her sisters, Abigail Beverley is obsessed with winning back Mannerling, the ancestral home - no matter what it takes. But marrying Harry Devers, the rakish and repugnant son of the manor's present owner, isn't an appealing option. Marrying the handsome Lord Burfield, just back from the war, is far more appealing..
Deirdre and desire M. C Beaton
Red-haired, jade-eyed Deirdre is determined to marry for love - nothing else will do. So the fact her father's candidate for her hand, Lord Harry Desire, is well bred and good looking, interests her not a jot! But the feelings he arouses in her are truly distracting.
Diana the huntress M. C Beaton
Poor Diana! All she cared for was the hunt. But the statuesque brunette had been ordered by her father to throw off her male attire and learn the pretty ways of a marriageable miss. But not before the fair-haired Lord Dantry, encountering Diana in her disguise, invited the young "David Armitage" to spend a week with him in London. What Diana didn't foresee was that freedom had a price - and the price could be the man she loved.
The first rebellion M. C Beaton
His kiss left her flushed and disconcerted - perhaps men were best avoided after all? The Earl of Tredair has had his fill of balls, routs, and silly misses, and he despairs of finding someone extraordinary - that is, until he meets Miss Fanny Waverley.
The folly M. C Beaton
Lovely Rachel Beverley, 19, having narrowly avoided an entanglement with a cad more interested in her former family home, Mannerling, than in her lissome person, is surprisingly still in that house's spell. The new owner, widower Charles Blackwood, is thought at "nearly forty" to be too old for marriage prospects by the remaining Misses Beverley, including Rachel. But a chance meeting with him, during which Rachel castigates the man for his inattention to his two children, shows her what a handsome and impressive "old" man he is.
Folly M. C Beaton
Lovely Rachel Beverley, 19, having narrowly avoided an entanglement with a cad more interested in her former family home, Mannerling, than in her lissome person, is surprisingly still in that house's spell. The new owner, widower Charles Blackwood, is thought at "nearly forty" to be too old for marriage prospects by the remaining Misses Beverley, including Rachel. But a chance meeting with him, during which Rachel castigates the man for his inattention to his two children, shows her what a handsome and impressive "old" man he is.
Frederica in fashion M. C Beaton
How could colourless Frederica withstand a Season's scrutiny after the five beauties before her had married so magnificently? Disguised as a chambermaid, Freddie found her way into the household of the fashionable Duke of Pembury. That wild gentleman was soon on to her tricks and found himself escorting the lady to London.
Ginny M. C Beaton
Poor Ginny Bloggs! She had inherited a fortune, a magnificent country estate, and her benefactor's disgruntled relatives - a quartet of querulous schemers - who were horrified to find themselves suddenly at the mercy of a low, common girl; a total stranger - the coal merchant's daughter!
Hell's bells M. C Beaton
Widowed Mary Bolton, like Miss Jean Brodie, considers herself in her prime. Not satisfied with car boot sales, dances at the bowling club and reading to the elderly, she throws herself into bellringing with gusto - much to the annoyance of her neighbours. But when the industrious Mary is found swinging from a bell rope, Jessica Brand - who only days before had threatened to strangle Mary with the very same rope - fears she will be accused. There's nothing left to do but call in private detective Agatha Raisin to untangle the web of sex, money, deceit … and murder.
Henrietta M. C Beaton
Even the inhabitants of secluded Nethercote looked pityingly upon young Henrietta, the Vicar's sister; her plain features seemed to almost guarantee her a solitary future. And yet, she had a determined spirit and magnificent hazel eyes. So when her Great-Aunt Hester left her unexpected wealth, Henrietta set out to conquer London's glittering high society and confound them all.
Her Grace's passion M. C Beaton
Matilda, Duchess of Hadshire, was a virtual prisoner of a cruel husband who romanced his mistress right under the duchess's nose. Her only joy was dreaming of the handsome Earl of Torridon - for he, like her, was trapped in a horrid marriage and longed to find true love and happiness.
His Lordship's pleasure M. C Beaton
Annabelle Carruthers can only dream of being kissed by a man as dashing as Lord Darkwood. She remains locked in misery - married to a rakish drunk who gambles their lives into financial and social ruin. His sudden death - and rumours of spies and treachery - only make matters worse.
Homecoming M. C Beaton
Lizzie is the sixth and youngest daughter of the late Sir Beverely, the patriarch who gambled away their beloved estate, Mannerling. Each of Lizzie's sisters had been entrusted by their ambitious mother to cast lures for the various owners of their former home. Instead, each one happily married for love. Now it's Lizzie's turn to save Mannerling.
The homecoming M. C Beaton
Lizzie is the sixth and youngest daughter of the late Sir Beverely, the patriarch who gambled away their beloved estate, Mannerling. Each of Lizzie's sisters had been entrusted by their ambitious mother to cast lures for the various owners of their former home. Instead, each one happily married for love. Now it's Lizzie's turn to save Mannerling.
The intrigue M. C Beaton
Mannerling, the splendid family estate gambled away by Sir Beverly, remained the passionate desire of his daughters. The eldest daughter, Isabella - having failed in her bid to reclaim their home - was blissfully wed. The mantle of saviour then fell to the next eldest daughter, Jessica. How fortunate that the new owner of Mannerling had a marriageable son.
Kitty M. C Beaton
In any given glittering social season, Edwardian London's dizzying whirl had its share of surprises. The latest was Kitty Harrison, once achingly poor, suddenly an heiress and now, thanks to her determined mother, she was about to become a Baroness. From the moment Kitty set eyes on Lord Chesworth, she found him to be the most exciting man she had ever laid eyes on. But Kitty was young, innocent, and easily dazzled.
Lady Fortescue steps out M. C Beaton
The impecunious Lady Fortescue, widowed and alone save for two loyal, unpaid servants, has sold off almost all of the furnishings in her large Bond Street home and faces a grim future as a member of the aristocracy too proud to seek employment or charity, yet too poor to survive on the infrequent largesse of wealthy relatives oblivious to her plight. Salvation arrives in the unlikely form of old Colonel Sandhurst, an equally impoverished retired military man who falls at her feet in a hunger-induced faint one afternoon in Hyde Park.
Lessons in love M. C Beaton
Lady Lucinda Esmond's swine of a father was forever fleecing young bucks in London's gaming halls - until he met Captain Mark Chamfrey who, having been once cheated, would not be made a fool of again and promptly kidnapped ten-year-old Lucinda for ransom! But, when Chamfrey thought better of it and returned the girl, Esmond nonetheless exacted his own price: Chamfrey could redeem himself and save his skin by marrying his little victim nine years hence, just time enough for Chamfrey to inherit a title and fortune.
Love and Lady Lovelace M. C Beaton
When young widow Lady Lovelace realized she had been swindled to near-bankruptcy by her curmudgeonly cousin, she knew she would have to marry again for money. These were the very thoughts of Lord Philip, who had nothing between him and destitution but his small army pension. And so these two attractive fortune-hunters somehow found each other and before long, popped into marriage - and into the bridal chamber - only to discover they were both virtually penniless. What a diabolical situation. What would they do now?
The love match M. C Beaton
By day she champions women's rights but by night she plots romance! No young lady can be more devoted to the teachings of the infamous blue stocking Mrs Waverley than Felicity, her adopted daughter. Yet Felicity leads a secret life: that of an author of a scandalous new novel - the tale of a lady "rake" and her passionate exploits.
Lucy M. C Beaton
She was a lady's maid Lucy Balfour and Hamish MacGregor, wily old butler team up to would conquer London society as "father" and "daughter" and meet the king himself! Having served the rich, he knew how they operated and Hamish MacGregor was determined to beat them at their own game. And having met Andrew Harvey, Lucy Balfour determined she would never be a servant again.
Maggie M. C Beaton
Maggie Macleod was weary of life with a soul sickness that ate into every fibre of her being. In a mad way, it did not seem strange to her that she should be on the way to High Court to stand trial for the murder of her husband. Her marriage seemed to have been one long dreary desert lit by flares of cruelty.
Minerva M. C Beaton
Poor Minerva. Prudish, self-righteous, and incredibly beautiful, she is to be sent to London to capture a wealthy husband. But Minerva doesn't know the first thing about flirting. The London dandies find her moralizing appalling and concoct a plan to assault her virtue - an assault that will scandalize all London society.
The miser of Mayfair M. C Beaton
Is Number 67 Clarges Steet the unluckiest house in Mayfair? Every season the beau mondes of the Regency would hire a house in the heart of London's fashionable West End at disproportionately high rent for often inferior accommodation and yet Number 67 Clarges Street, a town house complete with staff, remains vacant from year to year. Could it be that it is associated with ill luck and even death?
Miss Davenport's Christmas M. C Beaton
It was Christmas and the Davenport sisters found themselves alone, without even a dour-faced maid to supervise them. Instead they were expected to obey strict puritanical devotions. But this year the elder, flame-haired Gillian boldly decided that it was high time the sisters let their hair down a little bit.
Miss Fiona's fancy M. C Beaton
The Misses Penelope Yarwood, Euphemia Perkins, and Letitia Helmsdale all smugly informed her that the Marquess of Cleveden was at once the most eligible and the most elusive catch in the London marriage mart. Society's most dazzling beauties had failed to win him over yet, and a newcomer like Fiona didn't stand a ghost of a chance of having him look at her twice.
Miss Tonks turns to crime M. C Beaton
The poor relations banded together some time ago to run The Poor Relation Hotel in the hope their embarrassed relatives would buy them out, but as the hotel prospered, so they began to enjoy the fruit of their labour. But once again they need money to go on and so poor, faded Miss Tonks is dispatched to her rich sister to steal something valuable from her in order to keep the hotel on its feet.
Molly M. C Beaton
She had dared to turn a cold shoulder on London's prize catch. She was a precocious American upstart who thought beauty, brains, and bravery were enough to conquer London society. Well, he'd show her! Nobody publicly (or privately!) spurned Lord David Manley, the most eligible bachelor in town.
Mrs. Budley falls from grace M. C Beaton
With the Poor Relation Hotel in London losing money, Eliza Budley visits the rich, reputedly ailing Marquess of Peterhouse disguised as a relative in order to swipe his jewels, but the handsome, healthy Marquess forces her to reveal herself.
My lords, ladies and Marjorie M. C Beaton
Miss Marjorie Montmorency-James was lovely, young, and very impressionable. All these characteristics contrived to help her fall in love with a certain Lord Philip's picture when it appeared in the newspaper. Little did she suspect that she would soon meet Lord Philip in the flesh. But nothing turned out the way Marjorie expected it would. Love - and danger - lay waiting for Marjorie in London…
Our lady of pain M. C Beaton
Lady Rose Summer prides herself on not being a jealous woman - and she knows her engagement to Captain Harry Cathcart is only a ruse to keep her parents from shipping her off to India to find a husband. But then Dolores Duval - French, curvaceous, flirtatious - starts appearing everywhere at his side and in a fit of temper Rose threatens Dolores - only to be found the very next day standing over her dead body. Only Harry can clear Rose's name - and to do that he has to put the real murderer behind bars …
Penelope M. C Beaton
Kind-hearted Miss Hannah Pym is off to Portsmouth in the company of the beautiful but practical Miss Penelope Wilkins. Miss Pym quickly realises that Penelope needs someone to enliven her sheltered life, someone perhaps like their handsome travelling companion, Lord Augustus Railton. Penelope, however, thinks Lord Augustus is a ne'er-do-well … Hannah's hopes for adventure, on the other hand, are fulfilled when the coach happens upon a footman who faces hanging for a crime he didn't commit.
Plain Jane M. C Beaton
It's up to the servants of No. 67 Clarges Street to hatch a scheme … and arrange a match! 'Oh, to be as beautiful as Euphemia!' sighs plain Jane Hart when she joins her sister at No. 67 for the Season, as then Lord Tregarthan might notice her … as she has noticed him and forever lost her heart. And while it is Euphemia's fate to flit her way through balls and into the arms of a marquis, Jane's is to stay at home … until the Downstairs staff transform the plain Miss into the Season's sensation and send her waltzing into a daring liaison with the man of her dreams!
Polly M. C Beaton
She was a bewitching young girl, that pretty Polly Marsh, and she knew it. She also knew that beauty could be her passport into the castles where she had always known she belonged. So she set her sights for a duke and joined the firm of Westerman's as a stenographer. Surely one of that noble family would notice her and then all of her dreams would come true! The trouble with Pretty Polly Marsh was that she just didn't know her place. But others did, and were only too happy to remind her that dashing Lord Peter was merely playing at love when he appeared to be paying her court.
Poppy M. C Beaton
She was the flower of an East End slum who rose to become a star. But Poppy Duveen quit the stage to marry Freddie Plummett, the only real gentleman she had ever known - the bounder who died. When Freddie died, Poppy was left the castle but also left to the clutches of Freddie's formidable uncle, Hugo, the dazzling Duke of Guildham.
Pretty Polly M. C Beaton
It's a maiden's miracle! Annabelle Quennell, daughter of a poor country parson, gets a chance at a London Season to snare a wealthy husband. But before she sets off, Mad Meg the Gypsy predicts trouble ahead! And it is nothing but woe that Annabelle finds.
Quadrille M. C Beaton
Love and jealousy abound in this playful romance, set during the British Regency. Everyone in the town knew that Lord Hubert Challenge had married country mouse Mary Tyre for her dowry, but no one had yet guessed that Mary had actually fallen in love with her husband and she was willing to try anything to get his attention - until she learned that two could play at that particular game.
Rainbird's revenge M. C Beaton
When the Duke of Pelham returns to his town house at 67 Clarges Street he is grimly determined to find himself a suitable wife, and love will have nothing to do with his selection. The Duke's search is soon disrupted by the arrival in town of Miss Jenny Sutherland - a beautiful but hugely spoilt country girl whose vanity is overwhelming. But no one had counted on the intervention of Rainbird, the duke's shrewd and resourceful butler.
Rake's progress M. C Beaton
He's just not the marrying kind… Lord Guy Carlton, late of His Majesty's Regiment and weary from the war in France, has only wine, women and song in mind when he rents No.67 Clarges Street for the season. He certainly has no desire for a serious attachment - and as for marriage: never! But Lord Guy Carlton didn't factor in the lovely but very proper Miss Esther Jones.
Regency gold M. C Beaton
With little to live on but her romantic daydreams - which frequently starred the dashing Marquess of Fleetwater - Jean Lindsay lived a rather dismal life with her nasty, drunken uncle. Jean was always the object of ridicule, that is, until news of her unexpected inheritance spread. Suddenly her worn dresses became "quaint", and her forthright manner turned magically to "charming", but to Jean's horror, someone wanted her dead!
Romance M. C Beaton
As one of the two remaining unmarried Beverley sisters, Belinda considered herself the last hope for Mannerling, the beloved estate gambled away by their father. Practical and duty-bound, Belinda would woo and wed Lord St. Clair, current holder of the estate. However, dashing Lord Gyre could hardly ignore the ridiculous drama. Belinda was far too good for that dandy St. Clair.
The romance M. C Beaton
As one of the two remaining unmarried Beverley sisters, Belinda considered herself the last hope for Mannerling, the beloved estate gambled away by their father. Practical and duty-bound, Belinda would woo and wed Lord St. Clair, current holder of the estate. However, dashing Lord Gyre could hardly ignore the ridiculous drama. Belinda was far too good for that dandy St. Clair.
Sally M. C Beaton
'Aunt Mabel', the lovelorn columnist of Home Chats magazine, had been summoned to prevent the Duchess of Dartware's son, Paul, from a marriage that others believed a fate worse than death. Who would have guessed that behind 'Aunt Mabel''s acid pen and ageless wisdom lurked the real eighteen-year-old Sally Blane, determined to make the handsome marquess her own!
The scandalous Lady Wright M. C Beaton
The upper class of the social circle regarded Sir Benjamin Wright with utmost honour and respect. Yet Lady Emma knew her husband was, in fact, a drunken jealous brute who delighted in humiliating her both in and out of the bedroom. His murder had been a blessing, she thought - that is until the constable's accusing finger pointed to her.
Sick of shadows M. C Beaton
Captain Harry Cathcart and Lady Rose Summer have entered into an engagement of convenience - convenient for Rose, who wants to avoid being sent to India with all the other failed debutantes. Unfortunately, even a pretend engagement cannot save Rose from trouble. Bored with endless parties, teas, and balls, she befriends Dolly Tremaine, a beautiful young girl newly arrived from the country and overwhelmed by the demands of the Season. Rose is delighted to have a protegee, but their friendship is cut tragically short when Dolly is found floating in a river.
Silken bonds M. C Beaton
Though, it was true, Frederica chafed at the restricted life she lived as the adopted daughter of the infamous bluestocking Mrs. Waverly, she did however agree with Mrs. Waverly's philosophy. She knew that until the day men stopped preferring lisping dimwits over intellectual equals, Frederica would be better off without them. Still, the recent elopement of her sister, Fanny, had sparked the fires of romance in Frederica's well-educated head. So it was that she was ripe for the countless charms of Lord Harry Danger.
Sir Philip's folly M. C Beaton
Commotion reigns at the Poor Relation hotel when two unwelcome ladies create chaos among the established order of things. Sir Philip Sommerville is quite the antique, but not too old to bring home a paramour: fat, vulgar and greedy Mrs Budge who, the other poor relations are agreed upon, has to go. And then there is Lady Carruthers, a highly rouged widow who passes off her grown daughter, Arabella, as a school miss while setting her own cap for the young Earl of Denby, despite the fact that young Arabella is quite smitten with the dashing golden-haired earl.
The skeleton in the closet M. C Beaton
When his mother suddenly dies, a young man is shocked to find that she has left him a sizable ingeritance. Not knowing where the money could have possible come from, he teams up with a plain girl with a similar background to discover the source of the riches.
Something borrowed, someone dead M. C Beaton
Hired by the Parish councillor of a small community in the Cotswold Hills to investigate the murder of a jolly widow, Agatha Raisin learns about the victim's penchant for keeping borrowed items in a case that is complicated by village secrets and a killer who would make Agatha a next target.
Susie M. C Beaton
Poor little Susie. A beautiful dreamer, she imagined herself happy in a rose-covered cottage, only to find herself mistress of a great damp castle and wife to the elderly Earl of Blackhall. Luck, not the lecherous earl, contrived to spare her and by her wedding night she was transformed to a wealthy young widow. But her trials had just begun.
The taming of Annabelle M. C Beaton
From the moment honey-tressed young Annabelle met her sister Minerva's intended, Lord Sylvester, she developed a secret passion for him that obsessed her. Now she was determined to take him away from Minerva - no matter what! But Annabelle hadn't reckoned on Lord Sylvester's best friend, Peter, who falls in love with her and decides to tame her growing passions towards the wrong man.
There goes the bride M. C Beaton
Bossy, impulsive, yet hopelessly romantic, Agatha is dreading the upcoming marriage of her ex-husband, James Lacey. Her best intentions to move on with her life are put on hold when James's young bride is shot to death just minutes before saying I do, and Agatha is named the prime suspect.
Tilly M. C Beaton
Poor penniless Tilly could only sit among the chaperons as a paid companion to the spiteful Lady Aileen. But suddenly Phillip, Marquess of Heppleford, the most eligible bachelor of all - decided he wanted her for himself, to be his wife, and they were married. He never imagined he'd return from a scandalous adventure in Paris only to find a seductive beauty - a beauty who had learned that loving well is the best revenge.
The wicked godmother M. C Beaton
It's double trouble for poor, put-upon Harriet! Lovely but penniless Harriet Metcalf is horrified when she is named in a nobleman's will as guardian of his two ghastly and snobbish twin daughters. And is the innocent Harriet wily enough to cope with the intricacies of the London Season - or two of its most eligible bachelors, the Marquis of Huntington and Lord Vere?
The murder house Simon Beaufort
PC Helen Anderson commits a cardinal error when she takes files for an upcoming court case home to study. For those files are not supposed to leave the police station and the minute they fall into the wrong hands, Helen's ordinary, uneventful life begins to spiral out of control, culminating in a gruesome and extraordinary murder.
One Good Egg Suzy Becker
Never ending Martyn Bedford
Shiv's best mate, her brother Declan, is dead. It's been all over the news. Consumed by grief and guilt, she agrees to become an inpatient at the Korsakoff Clinic. There she meets Mikey. Caron. The others. They share a similar torment. And there, subjected to the clinic's unconventional therapy, they must face what they can't bear to see.
Alex's Adventures in Numberland Alex Bellos
Futebol Alex Bellos
The long ships Frans Gunnar Bengtsson
Acclaimed as one of the best historical novels ever written, this engaging saga of Viking adventure in 10th century northern Europe has a very appealing young hero, Orm Tostesson, whose story we follow from inexperienced youth to adventurous old age, through slavery and adventure to a royal marriage and the search for great treasure. Viking expeditions take him to lands as far apart as England, Moorish Spain, Gaardarike (the country that was to become Russia), and the long road to Miklagard. The salt-sea spray, the swaying deck awash in slippery blood are the backdrop to fascinating stories of King Harald Blue Tooth, the Jomsvikings, attempts to convert the Northmen to Christianity, and much else.
Compulsively Mr. Darcy Nina Benneton
For anyone obsessed with Pride & Prejudice, it's Darcy and Elizabeth like you've never see them before! This modern take introduces us to the wealthy philanthropist Fitzwilliam Darcy, a handsome and brooding bachelor who yearns for love but doubts any woman could handle his obsessive tendencies. Meanwhile, Dr. Elizabeth Bennet has her own intimacy issues that ensure her terrible luck with men.
Smut Alan Bennett
Math for life : crucial ideas you didn't learn in school Jeffrey O Bennett
How can we solve the national debt crisis? Should you or your child take on a student loan? Is it safe to talk on a cell phone while driving? Are there viable energy alternatives to fossil fuels? What could you do with a billion dollars? Could simple policy changes reduce political polarization? These questions may all seem very different, but they share two things in common. First, they are all questions with important implications for either personal success or our success as a nation. Second, they all concern topics that we can fully understand only with the aid of clear quantitative or mathematical thinking. In other words, they are topics for which we need math for life - a kind of math that looks quite different from most of the math that we learn in school, but that is just as (and often more) important.
Max goes to Jupiter : a science adventure with Max the dog Jeffrey O Bennett
Set in the future, Max the Dog's friend Tori is all grown up and is the chief scientist of the Jupiter Mission. In order to reach their spacecraft, Max and his crew must take an amazing ride on a new device called the Space Elevator. Once they've probed the planet's atmosphere, Max and friends begin exploring two of Jupiter's moons - the volcanically active moon Io and the ice-encrusted moon Europa.
Max goes to Mars : a science adventure with Max the dog Jeffrey O Bennett
Max gets ready to go on the first human mission to Mars. This time, his mission is to help the human crew in the search for life on Mars, while providing the comfort that only a dog can offer on a journey that lasts more than two years.
Max goes to the moon : a science adventure with Max the dog Jeffrey O Bennett
Max the dog and his owner Tori train with astronauts and make a journey to the Moon. Each page of the story has sidebars for older children and parents which explain aspects of the science behind the story, such as the phases of the moon and how rockets work.
Max goes to the space station : a science adventure with Max the dog Jeffrey O Bennett
Follows Max on his trip to the International Space Station where he shares in the adventures of astronaut life and helps save everyone from a potential disaster along the way.
Baby cakes Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk.
Delaney is shocked to find out her mom is expecting twins. She likes being an only child. It's been 10 years, and she's had her parents--and her room--all to herself. But her cupcake club pals are excited to bake for the baby shower--until Delaney's mom wants a giant stork made out of cupcakes
Icing on the cake Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk.
In the midst of the excitement of Jenna's mum's wedding in Las Vegas, for which the girls of Peace, Love, and Cupcakes are making a giant wedding cupcake tower, Jenna begins to worry about changes the marriage may bring.
Peace, love, and cupcakes Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk.
When Kylie starts fourth grade at a new school, she starts a cupcake club in an effort to meet friends.
Recipe for trouble Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk.
To Lexi, a new school year means back to baking with her BFFs in the cupcake club. But the club president, Kylie, is mixing things up by inviting new members. And Lexi is in for a no-so-sweet surprise when she is cast in the school's production of Romeo and Juliet.
Winner bakes all Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk.
Fifth-grader Sadie and her friends in the cupcake club face their toughest challenge yet when they compete in the televised Battle of the Bakers.
Sex and punishment : four thousand years of judging desire Eric Berkowitz
The cast of Sex and Punishment is as varied as the forms taken by human desire itself: royal mistresses, gay charioteers, medieval transvestites, lonely goat-lovers, prostitutes of all stripes and London rent boys. Each of them had forbidden sex, and each was judged and justice, as Berkowitz shows rarely had anything to do with it.
Missing Lucile Suzanne Berne
Hotel Brasil Frei Betto
The decapitated body of a hotel resident is found. The victim's eerie, frozen Mona Lisa smile seems to indicate that the murderer had been received as a friend. According to the police, the victim was stabbed in the heart and died before the decapitation. As the investigation continues, with few leads or clues worth pursuing, other hotel clients are found dead; all decapitated, usually with the head found delicately balanced on their knees.
The Shining Girls Lauren Beukes
An arranged marriage Jo Beverley
When her vile brother's wicked scheming ruins her reputation, Eleanor Chivenham is forced into a hasty marriage of convenience. She weds Nicholas Delaney, a hard-living scoundrel who is rumoured to have a ravishing French mistress. Yet there is much more to Nicholas than meets the eye, and soon Eleanor's heart is filled with unexpected desires.
Christmas angel Jo Beverley
At twenty-five, the Earl Leander Knollis wants to settle down and start a family, but he admits that he seems to lack the faculty for romantic love. His search for a woman who desires something other than romance from marriage leads to Judith Rossiter, a widowed mother of two. But their growing attraction to each other must be put on hold as a series of family secrets come to light for both of them.
Dangerous joy Jo Beverley
Young Miles Cavanagh becomes the improbable guardian to Felicity Monahan, a wealthy head-strong heiress who is only a few years younger than he. Felicity at first seems set on marrying Rupert Dunmsore, an unscrupulous cad who lusts after Felicity and her fortune, but Miles is determined to stop the match. As he and Felicity begin to have feelings for one another, their love must withstand the test of Dunsmore's fury.
Forbidden Jo Beverley
Serena Reverton was married to a sadist. When he finally dies, she goes home to her brothers where she learns she was sold at 15, and her brothers want to sell her again, so she runs away and is rescued during a storm by Lord Middlethorpe. She seduces him - the only way she knows to please someone of the opposite sex. He sends her to his aunt but what will happen when it is discovered that she is pregnant? Can she expect a better life than the one she has escaped?
Tempting fortune Jo Beverley
Lord Arcenbryght Malloren is done with love. If he marries it will be for money to invest in his favourite scheme - canal building. Then he meets the impoverished Portia St. Claire, and is soon entangled in her and her family's ruinous affairs. It doesn't take Bryght long to decide that Portia is the woman for him. But can he persuade Portia to trust a rich, devastatingly handsome nobleman who appears to be a reckless gamester?
An unwilling bride Jo Beverley
The Duchess of Belcraven committed a folly, and bore her husband another man's child. Now, over twenty years later, the duke learns he has a legitimate daughter - Beth Armitage - and he compels Lucien and Beth to marry. Lucien is devastated to learn he is not his father's child and that the only way to his fortune is through his unwilling bride: an independent schoolteacher raised in the principles of the Rights of Women.
Flora's Very Windy Day Jeanne Birdsall
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street Jeanne Birdsall
Little Joe's horse race Andy Blackford
Little Joe is desperate for a part in the school play. But he's just too little to play Prince Charming. Will Joe get the most interesting part after all?
Is this the real life? the untold story of Queen Mark Blake
Queen are unique among the great rock bands. It is nearly twenty years since frontman Freddie Mercury's death brought the band to an end, yet their fanbase remains huge. Having already interviewed Brian May and Roger Taylor for Q and Mojo, Blake has conducted almost 100 new interviews, including Queen's original, long-forgotten bass players to Freddie Mercury's first friends in Zanzibar, India and England, to trace Queen's long career from their very first performances in London's Imperial College through to their sensational stage-stealing appearance on Live Aid to the band's collaboration with Paul Rodgers at the beginning of the century.
Jokelopedia Eva Blank
The lifeguard Deborah Blumenthal
It's a turbulent summer for Sirena Shane. Back in Texas, her family's splitting apart, but at her aunt's beach cottage in Rhode Island, everything is different. Especially with him around. He's the lifeguard with extraordinary looks and mystical powers, who's unlike any boy she's ever known. So begins an unforgettable summer of obsession and discovery.
Mafia girl Deborah Blumenthal
At her exclusive Manhattan high school, seventeen-year-old Gia is the most hated/loved girl in school. Why? Her father doesn't have a boss. He is the boss - the capo di tutti cappi, boss of all bosses. Not that Gia cares. But life gets complicated when she meets a cop she calls Officer Hottie and feels a surprising chemistry.
The Sensible Sleep Solution Sarah Blunden
When Mermaids Sleep Ann Bonwill
Wish you happy forever: what China's orphans taught me about moving mountains Jenny Bowen
In the summer of 1998, Jenny Bowen looked out her kitchen window onto her garden, and her life changed forever. Her three-year-old daughter Maya, whom she and her husband had adopted months earlier from an orphanage in China, had transformed from a vacant-eyed, sickly little girl into a joyous being thriving in an environment where she knew she was loved. Watching her daughter play, Bowen was overcome with the desire to help the orphaned children she couldn't bring home. And that's when Half the Sky Foundation was born.
Twins : a practical and emotional guide to parenting twins Katrina Bowman and Louise Ryan
As the mother of twins, Louise Ryan discovered that there were no books to assist parents of multiples, despite the number of multiple births rapidly increasing due to IVF and an ageing population of new mothers. This guide is intended to fill that gap and offers practical and emotional advice.
1494 : how a family feud in medieval Spain divided the world in half Stephen R. Bown
When Columbus triumphantly returned from America to Spain in 1493, his discoveries inflamed an already-smouldering conflict between Spain's renowned monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, and Portugal's Joao II. Which nation was to control the world's oceans? At the heart of one of the greatest international diplomatic and political agreements of the last five centuries were the strained relationships and passions of a handful of powerful individuals. They were linked by a shared history, mutual animosity and personal obligations.
The last Viking : the life of Roald Amundsen : conqueror of the South Pole Stephen R. Bown
One hundred years have passed since Robert Falcon Scott's beleaguered expeditionary team arrived at the South Pole, only to find that they had been beaten by the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. The Last Viking is the life of a visionary and a showman, who brought the era of Shackleton to an end, put the newly independent Norway on the map and was the twentieth century's brightest trailblazing explorer. Against the backdrop of the race to conquer the most inhospitable corners of the earth, The Last Viking stands alongside The Worst Journey in the World for its grim immediacy of heroism and hardship.
Madness, betrayal and the lash : the epic voyage of Captain George Vancouver Stephen R. Bown
From 1792 to 1795, George Vancouver sailed the Pacific as the captain of his own expedition - and as an agent of imperial ambition. His voyage was one of history's greatest feats of maritime daring, discovery, and diplomacy, and his marine survey of Hawaii and the Pacific coast was at its time the most comprehensive ever undertaken. In this riveting and perceptive biography, historian Stephen Bown delves into the events that destroyed Vancouver's reputation and restores his position as one of the greatest explorers of the Age of Discovery.
Merchant kings : when companies ruled the world, 1600-1900 Stephen R. Bown
Through the Age of Heroic Commerce, from the 17th to the 19th centuries, a rogue's gallery of larger-than-life merchant kings ruled vast tracts of the globe and expanded their far-flung monopolies to generate revenue for their shareholders, feather their own nests and satisfy their vanity and curiosity. Their exploits changed the world during an age of unfettered globalization, mirroring a world we know today.
Along came a duke Elizabeth Boyle
In order to claim a vast fortune, Tabitha Timmons, a penniless spinster, must marry the very respectable Mr. Barkworth, but finds herself torn between the good fortune that guarantees her security and her feelings for the Duke of Preston, who vows to save her from a passionless union.
My Brother's Keeper Tony Bradman
You Are Here Hiawatha Bray
How to navigate without Sat Nav Lyle F. Brotherton
Learn the techniques you need to become an expert navigator, without reliance on technology. Discover the basic principles of navigation in this clever and concise guide to how to find your way anywhere in the world - without Sat Nav.
Dead man's switch Sigmund Brouwer
When a teen boy receives a written warning from his friend to avoid his church and leave his remote island town immediately, he's terrified - his friend died weeks ago! He knows danger is up ahead when he realizes that his friend's dead man's switch computer program has been activated. Unsure who to trust, he sets out alone to unravel a dark conspiracy.
Kids Are Weird Jeffrey Brown
My Biggest Lie Luke Brown
In New York Marc Brown
Marc Brown now calls New York City home, and here he shares his love for all that the city has to offer and all that it stands for, including the way it's always changing and evolving. From its earliest days as New Amsterdam to the contemporary wonders of Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, and the Empire State Building, to the kid-appealing subway, Circle Line, and so much more, Marc's rollicking text and gorgeous illustrations showcase what he's come to adore about New York after fulfilling his life-long dream to live in the city he fell in love with during a childhood visit.
Accidental Ironman Martyn Brunt
Shooting Stars Jennifer Buhl
Gatehaven Molly Noble Bull
A Christian Gothic historical novel set in a haunting mansion in the north of England where Ian Colquhoun and Shannon Aimee battle a Frenchman with dark secrets - spiritual warfare vs. the occult. Will they learn enough about God's words to defend themselves and others or will evil overcome them?
The best summer ever Eve Bunting
Frog enjoys a summer with his friends as he compares himself to a bat, takes a vacation, and meets a Starman who helps him to see the night sky in a new way.
Frog and friends Eve Bunting
Frog and his friends are alarmed by a strange object that appears on his pond, share a thoughtful--if scratchy--gift, and meet a hippopotamus that has run away from the zoo.
Frog's flying adventure Eve Bunting
Frog finds a flower and tries to keep it alive, flies on his seagull friend's back, and gets help from his friends when he has trouble falling asleep.
My big boy bed Eve Bunting ; illustrated by Maggie Smith.
A little boy celebrates all the things he can do now that he has a big boy bed.
One green apple Eve Bunting ; illustrated by Ted Lewin.
While on a school field trip to an orchard to make cider, a young immigrant named Farah gains self-confidence when the green apple she picks perfectly complements the other students' red apples.
Our library Eve Bunting ; illustrated by Maggie Smith.
When Miss Goose announces that the library is going to close, Raccoon and his friends spring into action. Where will they get the help they need to save their beloved library? In books, of course. This cheery tale shows how important libraries are to every community.
Party at the pond Eve Bunting
Frog invites Chameleon to his annual fall party despite his friends' protests, is embarrassed to learn that he is watched when he dances, and is captured by a girl who wants to turn him into a prince.
Plain Jane Paige Burns
Jane Van Poppel isn't looking for a Prince Charming. Josh Anderson has wanted Jane since he hired her. Regardless of his playboy reputation, he is cautious about approaching her. Until one night when she hits on him in the company gym and he decides to make his move. Suddenly he's fighting not only Jane's insecurities, but the malicious interference of his family
The bridegroom wore plaid Grace Burrowes
Ian MacGregor is wooing a woman who's wrong for him in every way. As the new Earl of Balfour, though, he must marry an English heiress to repair the family fortunes. But in his intended's penniless chaperone, Augusta, Ian is finding everything he's ever wanted in a wife.
Jonathan and Amy Grace Burrowes
Widower Jonathan Dolan knows how to work hard, make money, and dote on his daughter Georgina, but his humble Irish antecedents have not prepared him for the challenge of wooing Amy Ingraham, Georgina's elegant, genteel governess.
The MacGregor's lady Grace Burrowes
The last thing Asher MacGregor, newly titled Earl of Balfour, wants is a society wife, though he has agreed to squire Boston heiress Hannah Cooper about the London ballrooms. At her step-father's insistence, Hannah Cooper must endure a London season, though she has no intention of surrendering her inheritance to a fortune hunter. The taciturn Scottish earl suits her purposes admirably - until genuine liking and unexpected passion bring Asher and Hannah close.
Mary Fran and Matthew Grace Burrowes
Matthew Daniels is an English colonel who has been sent home from the Crimea in disgrace. Mary Frances MacGregor is a Scottish widow who loathes everything about the English military, and yet both Mary Fran and Matthew know more than they want to about being lonely and isolated, even amid family. They yearn to understand each other too, but old secrets and divided family loyalties threaten to cost them their chance at shared happiness.
Morgan and Archer Grace Burrowes
Archer Portmaine is investigating a plot against the Crown when he meets Morgan James, a young lady who believes her hearing problems make her a poor candidate for marriage, although her disability provides the key to unravelling Archer's mystery--and to capturing his heart.
Once upon a tartan Grace Burrowes
Tiberius Flynn travels to Scotland with orders to snatch his young niece away from her Highland relations. He thinks it's going to be easy, until he meets the feisty little girl and her fiercely protective step-aunt. A smart, headstrong beauty, Hester Daniels has no use for an English lord with high-handed ways. Tye sets out to seduce Hester and win over Fiona, only to discover he's losing his heart to a woman who's as untameable as Scotland itself.
The virtuoso Grace Burrowes
Gifted pianist Valentine Windham, youngest son of the Duke of Moreland, has little interest in his father's obsession to see his sons married, and instead pours passion into his music. But when Val loses his music, he flees to the country. A widow with a heartbreaking secret. Grieving Ellen Markham has hidden herself away, looking for safety in solitude. Together they'll find there's no rescue from the past, but sometimes losing everything can help you find what you need most.
The weirdness Jeremy P. Bushnell
What do you do when you wake up hung over and late for work only to find a stranger on your couch? And what if that stranger turns out to be an Adversarial Manifestation who has already brewed you a fresh cup of fair-trade coffee? If you're Billy Ridgeway, you take the coffee.
Cabin girl Kristin Butcher
Sixteen-year-old Bailey is working at her first summer job, as a cabin girl at a fly-in fishing camp at Witch Lake. Then April, an older waitress with street smarts, takes Bailey under her wing and the two girls become friends. Bailey gets a sudden promotion, and April is asked to help clean the cabins. April becomes far from friendly and Bailey finds herself alone again and messing up on the job - and possibly seeing a ghost.
Caching in Kristin Butcher
Eric and Chris are avid geocachers who stumble into a very strange search for a series of geocaches. At first they are merely curious, but as the stakes rise and the challenges become more trying, the boys get truly hooked. Convinced they are indeed on the trail of treasure, they become consumed with the search, and though their quest tests their strength, intelligence, courage and even their friendship, they don't give up.
Truths I learned from Sam Kristin Butcher
While Dani's mother is on her honeymoon with her fifth husband, Dani spends the summer with an uncle that she did not know she had.
Big decisions Linda Byler
Everything has led up to this moment in Lizzie Glick's life. All of her curiosity, concerns and dreams have pointed to this time when she must make some very big decisions. Will she join the church? Will she continue teaching? Will she marry Stephen? Can Lizzie find a way to respect Stephen's opinions without giving away too much of herself? Questions and indecisions enter into Lizzie's life based on true life experiences written by an Amish author.
Davey's daughter Linda Byler
Sarah Beiler grows increasingly concerned about Ashley, her friend who also works at the farmers market. Ashley acts strange, even nervous, when anyone talks about the rash of fires. When Sarah asks her what she knows, Ashley only heightens Sarah's suspicions. But that is not Sarah's only trouble. She remains distracted by Matthew Stoltzfus, who says that God is calling him to leave the Amish community. When he begs her to join him, Sarah's heart is torn in two.
Fire in the night Linda Byler
The Amish community of Lancaster is being terrorized by barn fires. David and Malinda Beiler's barn was the first to go. When a second Amish barn burns for suspicious reasons, the Amish grow more restless. "We're too quiet too much of the time," a group of Amish men tell David Beiler, their minister. Seriously considering police protection, the increasingly tense community questions their traditional non-resistant approach to violence.
Running around (and such) Linda Byler
A hot-tempered, high-spirited teenaged girl who hates housework, dislikes babies, and loves driving fast horses tries to fit in among the members of her Amish community. Based on the true experiences of the author's extended family.
Sadie's Montana trilogy Linda Byler
Wild Horses. Sadie Miller is adjusting to life at Aspen East Ranch when Ezra appears. Ezra seems like a dream, but does Sadie love him? Now Sadie's own close-knit family is falling apart. When a dreadful accident involving wild horses occurs, Sadie must move forward into the unknown future.
When strawberries bloom Linda Byler
Will Lizzie Glick, a high-spirited Amish teenager, give up her dream of teaching school so that her wish for a family and a marriage can come true? Based on the true experiences of the author's extended family.
The boy next door Meg Cabot
Gossip columnist and single New York City girl Melissa Fuller lives in the most exciting place in the world, yet she's bored with her love life. But things get interesting fast when the old lady next door is nearly murdered.
Calso cooks : real food made easy Paul Callaghan
This is a no-nonsense guide to producing delicious, nutritious meals. Paul O'Callaghan (Calso) came late to the discovery that real food can be produced with very little effort and be tastier and healthier than the convenience foods he'd survived on up until then. The book includes lots of ideas for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts and treats.
A promise at Bluebell Hill Emma Cane
From the moment Secret Service agent Travis Beaumont strides into the town and through the door of Monica Shaw's flower shop, she feels a sizzle of attraction. The President's son is getting married in Valentine Valley, and Travis should be avoiding all distractions - not fantasizing about a forthright, sexy-as-hell florist. Especially when she's keeping secrets that could jeopardize his assignment.
A highly unlikely scenario : or, A Neetsa Pizza employee's guide to saving the world Rachel Cantor
In the not-too-distant future, competing giant fast food factions rule the world. Leonard works for Neetsa Pizza, the Pythagorean pizza chain, in a lonely but highly surveilled home office, answering calls on his complaints hotline. It's a boring job, but he likes it - there's a set answer for every scenario, and he never has to leave the house. Except then he starts getting calls from Marco, who claims to be a thirteenth-century explorer just returned from Cathay. And what do you say to a caller like that?
Eve Anna Carey
Where do you go when nowhere is safe? Sixteen years after a deadly virus wiped out most of Earth's population, the world is a perilous place. Eighteen-year-old Eve has never been beyond the heavily guarded perimeter of her school, where she and two hundred other orphaned girls have been promised a future as the teachers and artists of the New America. But the night before graduation, Eve learns the shocking truth about her school's real purpose and the horrifying fate that awaits her.
Once Anna Carey
Eve abandons the safety she has found in Califia, a haven for women, when she receives word that Caleb, the boy she loves, is in trouble, but out in the wild Eve gets captured and is brought to the city gates, where she learns a secret about her own past and must confront a harsh reality in her future.
Rise Anna Carey
In the stunning conclusion to Anna Carey's epic tale of romance and sacrifice, Eve must choose who to leave behind, who to save, and who to fight in her final stand against the New America. When Eve lost her soul mate, Caleb, she felt like her world ended. Now, trapped in the palace, as a reluctant bride and unhappy princess, Eve's entire life is a lie. The only thing that keeps her going is Caleb's memory - and the revolution he started.
Blue skies Robyn Carr
From the New York Times bestselling author of the beloved Virgin River series comes a story of three friends who could seriously use a fresh start. A chance to shine. And maybe a little romance - the kind that sticks.
Bring me home for Christmas Robyn Carr
This year, Becca Timm knows the number one item on her Christmas wish list - getting over Denny Cutler. So she takes matters into her own hands and heads up to Virgin River, the rugged little mountain town that Denny calls home, as an uninvited guest on her brother's men-only hunting weekend. But when an accident turns her impromptu visit into an extended stay, Becca finds herself stranded in Virgin River. With Denny.
Forbidden Falls Robyn Carr
Ellie Baldwin is trying to rebuild her life and make a home for her kids away from her manipulative ex-husband, who currently has custody in an attempt to force her back into his arms. Flamboyant and attractive, Ellie is exactly the wrong person for the job of minister's assistant, but when Noah's compassion overrules his good sense, he discovers that she is also a hard worker and mature beyond her years.
Hidden summit Robyn Carr
Accepting a job at the Virgin River branch of Haggerty Construction, Leslie Petruso, using this opportunity to start over after a bitter divorce, tries to ignore the chemistry between her and Conner Danson, who has also been burned by love, but to no avail.
Shelter Mountain Robyn Carr
John "Preacher" Middleton is about to close the bar when a young woman and her three-year-old son come in out of a wet October night. A marine who has seen his share of pain, Preacher knows a crisis when he sees one, the woman is covered in bruises. He wants to protect them, and he wants to punish whoever did this to her, but he knows immediately that this inclination to protect is something much more.
Whispering rock Robyn Carr
A decorated U.S. Marine reservist, and former LAPD officer Mike Valenzuela has found hope and healing in Virgin River. He agrees to become the town's first cop, knowing it's time he settled down. Twice divorced, he longs for the kind of contentment his marine buddies have found - a woman who can tie up his heart forever. He finds that woman in Brie Sheridan, a Sacramento prosecutor for whom Virgin River became a safe haven after an attempt on her life.
ManBQue : meat. beer. rock and roll John Carruthers
ManBQue is the next griller's Bible for those in their 20s and 30s. Dedicated to meat, beer, and rock n' roll, it starts with the basics: how to grind, assemble, and grill a perfect burger and how to season, sear, and rest a perfect strip steak.
Eleven Seasons Paul D Carter
Winter Damage Natasha Carthew
The Man Who Walked Away Maud Casey
Butterfly grave Anne Cassidy
Joshua's uncle has survived a near fatal accident and Rose and Joshua drive to Newcastle to visit him, along with their friend Skeggsie. Joshua is convinced they are being followed. Can it be true, or is it just his paranoia? And then the precious murder notebooks are stolen and it is Skeggsie who pays the price for Rose and Joshua's so-called meddling.
Dead and buried Anne Cassidy
It's been five years since Rose's mother Kathy went missing and, after recent events, all Rose wants to do is get on with her life. Which means taking a break from her complicated stepbrother, Joshua. Then police officer Henry Thompson comes calling with bad news: a body has been found buried in the garden of Rose's old house.
Finding Jennifer Jones Anne Cassidy
Kate Rickman seems just like any other nineteen-year-old girl. She goes to university, she dates nice, normal boys and she works in her local tourist office at the weekend. But Kate's not really normal at all. 'Kate' is in fact a carefully constructed facade for a girl called Jennifer Jones - and it's a facade that's crumbling fast.
Wizard balloon Anne Cassidy
The king loves his hot air balloon, but when it flies too high, he starts to feel sick. Wizzle casts a spell to get them to the ground, but the balloon just whizzes off. Luckily Wizzle's sister, Wanda, knows just what to do!
Wizard gold Anne Cassidy
The king's gold has been stolen! Wizard Wizzle casts a spell to find out who has taken it, but his magic goes wrong. The king sends Wizzle to the dungeons. Luckily, Wizzle's sister, Wanda, knows just what to do!
Wizard wig Anne Cassidy
Wizard woof Anne Cassidy
The kings dog is very upset. Wizzle tries lots of spells to cheer him up but nothing works! Luckily, Wanda knows just what to do.
Robotics : discover the science and technology of the future with 20 projects Kathy Ceceri
This fun and educational introduction to the exciting field of robotics the science of designing, building, and operating robots gives kids the basic tools for creating their own robots using ordinary craft materials and parts salvaged from recycled toys and other household devices.
All wrapped up in you Sun Chara
Their marriage hangs in the balance, but on this wind battered Christmas Eve, a miracle is born. When Ellie hooked up with world renowned heart surgeon, Peter Medeci, aka 'Prince Charming', she thought her dreams had come true. But the demands of being the model wife to his career triggers a mutiny within her and she decides to ditch the 'royal' life until he sees her as more than his bedroom playmate.
Get on Your Bike Rebecca Charlton
Bi zou da zhong guo : yi ge ren de guo jia di li = Pen to take on Great China : a person's National Geographic Dagang Chen
Back to Butter Molly Chester
Seeker R. B. Chesterton
A young graduate student travels to Walden Pond expecting to find inspiration in the quiet solitude but instead finds something eerie and malevolent living deliberately in Thoreau's woods. As tragedy strikes a nearby town and suspicion falls on Aine, she scrambles to find the truth behind Thoreau's paradise.
The age atomic Adam Christopher
The Empire State is dying. The Fissure connecting the pocket universe to New York has vanished, plunging the city into a deep freeze. The people are demanding a return to Prohibition and rationing as energy supplies dwindle. Meanwhile, in the real 1954 New York, the political dynamic has changed. Nimrod finds his department subsumed by a radical new group, Atoms For Peace, led by the mysterious Evelyn McHale. Their goal is simple : total conquest or destruction of the Empire State.
Empire state Adam Christopher
It's a parallel-universe, Prohibition-era world of mooks and shamuses that is the twisted magic mirror to our bustling Big Apple. It's a city where sinister characters lurk around every corner while the great superheroes who once kept the streets safe have fallen into deadly rivalries and feuds. Not that its colourful residents know anything about the real New York until detective Rad Bradley makes a discovery that will change the lives of all its inhabitants.
Hang wire Adam Christopher
The circus has come to town, but the Celtic dancers are taking their pagan act a little too seriously and the manager of the funfair has started talking to his vintage machines. Meanwhile, the Hang Wire Killer stalks the city. Out in the city there are immortals, searching for a deadly ancient power which has been unleashed.
Seven wonders Adam Christopher
When Tony Prosdocimi finds himself with super-powers he decides to use them to take down the local supervillain, the Cowl, which gets him in trouble with the local superhero team, the Seven Wonders.
Flyaway Lucy Christopher
While visiting her father in hospital, thirteen-year-old Isla meets Harry, the first boy to understand her and her love of the outdoors. But Harry is ill, and Isla is determined to help him.
Stolen Lucy Christopher
Gemma, a British city-living teenager, is kidnapped while on holiday with her parents. Her kidnapper, Ty, takes her to the wild land of outback Australia. To Gemma's city-eyes, the landscape is harsh and unforgiving and there are no other signs of human life for hundreds of kilometres in every direction. Here, there is no escape. Gemma must learn to deal with her predicament, or die trying to fight it.
Where the wind leads : a refugee family's miraculous story of loss, rescue and redemption Vinh Chung with Tim Downs
Where the Wind Leads is the remarkable account of Vinh Chung and his refugee family's daring escape from communist oppression for the chance of a better life in America. It's a story of personal sacrifice, redemption, endurance against almost insurmountable odds, and what it truly means to be American.
The winter king Alys Clare
All Saint's Eve, 1211. An overweight but wealthy nobleman, desperate for an heir, dies at the celebration feast he's thrown in his own hall. Sabin de Gifford, an apothecary and healer of note, is called to examine the body, and concludes that he died of a spasm to the heart. But she is troubled, all the same, and beset by suspicions.
Franklin and the Thunderstorm Brenda Clark
Henry and Beezus Beverly Cleary
Will Henry get a bike in time for the big parade? When he asks Beezus to bid on one at the auction, he never dreams she'll buy a girl's bike!
Henry and Ribsy Beverly Cleary
Henry can't wait to go fishing with his father. Somehow, though, Henry's trouble-making dog, Ribsy, gets involved in the trip. Mr. Huggins tells Henry that Ribsy is welcome to come if he behaves himself in the meantime. Can Ribsy and Henry avoid getting into trouble?
Henry and the clubhouse Beverly Cleary
Henry and his friends are building a no-girls-allowed clubhouse. But Henry's about to find out that nothing - not even a sign - will keep gutsy Ramona out of their clubhouse… and her retaliation may just ruin Henry's newspaper career.
Henry and the paper route Beverly Cleary
Henry Huggins gets carried away with his own ambitions when he longs for a paper route of his own, and gets some unexpected help from the irrepressible and inescapable Ramona Quimby.
Henry Huggins Beverly Cleary
Henry Huggins picks up a stray dog, names him Ribsy and sets out on numerous adventures with him, including breeding hundreds of fish and collecting over a thousand worms.
Henry Huggins Beverly Cleary
Henry Huggins picks up a stray dog, names him Ribsy and sets out on numerous adventures with him, including breeding hundreds of fish and collecting over a thousand worms.
The mouse and the motorcycle Beverly Cleary ; illustrated by Louis Darling
A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling.
Ralph S. Mouse Beverly Cleary
In trouble at his home in the Mountain View Inn, Ralph, a mouse, decides to find a new home at the school that Ryan, the housekeeper's son, attends. He becomes the instigator of an investigation of rodents and the peacemaker for two lonely boys.
Ramona and her mother Beverly Cleary ; illustrated by Alan Tiegreen
Ramona at 7 1/2 sometimes feels discriminated against by being the youngest in the family.
Ramona forever Beverly Cleary ; illustrated by Alan Tiegreen
Ramona's year in third grade is highlighted by the arrival of Howie's rich uncle, a change in her after-school situation, a surprise wedding, a death and a new arrival in the family, and her father's getting a job.
Ramona Quimby, age 8 Beverly Cleary ; illustrated by Alan Tiegreen
The further adventures of the Quimby family as Ramona enters the third grade.
Ramona the brave Beverly Cleary ; illustrated by Alan Tiegreen
Six-year-old Ramona tries to cope with an unsympathetic first-grade teacher.
Ramona the pest Beverly Clearly ; illustrated by Louis Darling
Ramona's big day has finally arrived! This is the day she starts kindergarten and it's even better than she could have imagined. There's show and tell, learning to write her name, playing Gray Duck, and marching with the old kids in the Halloween Parade. But, she certainly proves she can be the peskiest kindergartender ever to Beezus' friend Henry Huggins and bossy Susan with the boing-boing curls.
Ramona's world Beverly Cleary
Follows the adventures of nine-year-old Ramona at home with big sister Beezus and baby sister Roberta and at school in Mrs. Meacham's class.
Ribsy Beverly Cleary ; illustrated by Louis Darling
Separated from his owner, Henry Huggins, in a shopping centre parking lot, an ordinary city dog begins a string of bewildering adventures.
Runaway Ralph Beverly Cleary
Ralph runs away looking for freedom but winds up a prisoner at a summer camp. It turns out camp is not all peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and fun. A strict watchdog, a mouse-hungry cat, and a troubled boy named Garf lead Ralph on some fur-raising escapades. Perhaps home isn't such a bad place to be, if only Ralph can find a way to get there again.
Dying echo Judy Clemens
It's been years since Casey Maldonado visited her hometown, and the only reason she's returning now is to get her brother Ricky out of jail, where he sits after being arrested for the brutal murder of Alicia McManus, his girlfriend of several months. Casey believes in her brother's innocence, but proving that to the cops is a different thing altogether.
Embrace the Grim Reaper Judy Clemens
Casey Maldonado leaves town after a bad car accident. Her only companion is Death, who won't take her, but won't leave her alone. In Clymer, a small blue-collar town in the midst of Ohio farmland, Casey finds tragedy. The town's main employer is moving to Mexico, and a single mother has committed suicide. But many of the citizens don't believe the verdict of suicide. Death encourages Casey to investigate, and she uncovers information that suggests a cover-up. Casey decides she'd be better off back on the road, but the murderer doesn't want to let her go with everything she knows.
The Grim Reaper's dance Judy Clemens
Casey Maldonado and Death have hitched a desperate ride away from one disaster only to find themselves in the middle of another. The semi-truck they are travelling in crashes, and before the Grim Reaper takes Evan the trucker away, Evan whispers to Casey about a stash hidden in the truck that she should keep away from "them." The stash turns out to be photos, truck manifests, and other information pointing Casey toward something big and complicated.
Creative éclairs : choux creations Ruth Clemens
Contains all the choux recipes you need to get started, along with 6 impressive choux creations, ranging from profiteroles and choc-ice hearts through to a choc honeycomb cheesecake and a caramel croquembouche.
Creative éclairs : fruit fantastique Ruth Clemens
Contains all the choux and éclair recipes you need to get started, along with 12 fruity filling combinations and colourful cake decorating ideas.
Creative éclairs : oh la la, chocolat! Ruth Clemens
Bestselling author and former Great British Bake Off finalist Ruth Clemens will show you that you don't have to be a classically trained French pastry chef to make delicious cream cakes for any occasion, including celebration bakes to share.
Creative éclairs : over 30 fabulous flavours and easy cake-decorating ideas for choux pastry creations Ruth Clemens
This beginner-friendly book contains all the choux pastry and éclair recipes you need to get started, along with tasty filling combinations and colourful cake decorating ideas.
The Pink Whisk brilliant baking step-by-step cake making : all the essential techniques and foolproof recipes Ruth Clemens
Ruth Clemens, finalist on The Great British Bake Off, shows, through clear step-by-step photography, how to bake successfully, whatever the occasion. Divided into three technique sections: Creaming Methods, Whisked cakes, and Melting Methods, you can learn how to bake impressive celebration centrepieces, party cakes, birthday treats or just feed your family a delicious dessert.
The Pink Whisk guide to bread making : brilliant baking step-by-step Ruth Clemens
Each of the 30 recipes shows you how to get confident with straightforward doughs, to progress to pre-ferments and experiment with further methods. Along with clear step-by-step instructions, the recipes are crammed with tips and tricks to ensure that you'll be turning out delicious homemade loaves in next to no time.
Circus Family Dog Andrew Clements
The Gamal Ciaran Collins
The simple things Bill Condon ; pictures by Beth Norling
Stephen has never met his great aunt Lola, and he doesn't want to. She sends him money twice a year and he always writes back, but Lola is almost eighty - what will they have to talk about? Left to his own devices, Stephen learns about the simple things in life - like fishing, and cricket, and climbing trees - and the importance of family. Soon Lola entrusts Stephen with a great secret, and he realises that Lola has become more important to him than just an aunt who sends him money - she's now a friend.
Husband tree Mary Connealy
Standing over her third no-account husband's grave, Belle Tanner makes a vow - no more men. Now all she needs to do is get her cattle to market before winter sets in. But there's no one around except the drifter Silas Harden, and Belle is such a poor judge of men that she can't decide if he is worth hiring on. Will anyone get through this treacherous cattle drive unscathed and unhitched?
Montana rose Mary Connealy
Cassie Griffin, a seemingly spoiled pregnant woman, is widowed one day and wedded the next. Marrying handyman Red Dawson seems the only alternative to Cassie's being hitched to a brutal rancher. Red was reluctant to be yoked to an unbeliever, but sometimes a man has no choice. Will Red change Cassie's heart by changing her name? Wade Sawyer is obsessed with saving Cassie from a marriage of convenience. How far will he go make her his own?
Wildflower bride Mary Connealy
Welcome to the wilds of Montana, where humour, romance, and suspense ride the range. Glowing Sun, a white woman raised by the Flathead tribe, has vague memories of her former life, including a name: Abby Lind. When she's forced to sever all links with her adopted family, Abby wonders if she'll ever find a home again. Tender-hearted Wade Sawyer, responsible for Abby's survival during the village massacre, convinces the knife-wielding woman to return with him to the Sawyer Ranch, never realising danger lurks behind every corner. Can they survive long enough to fall in love?
The Parthenon enigma Joan Breton Connelly
Through a close reading of a lost play by Euripides, accidentally discovered on a papyrus wrapping an Egyptian mummy, Joan Connelly began to develop a new theory that has sparked one of the fiercest controversies ever to rock the world of classics. Now, she recounts how our most basic sense of the Parthenon and of the culture that built it may have been crucially mistaken.
Iris Murdoch Peter J Conradi
Hot Dogs and Cocktails Peter Conradi
Raccoon rampage Andrew Cope
The Hole-in-the-Tree gang, led by Quickpaw Cassidy and The Sunshine Cub, is the most daring group of raccoons in town. But when these cheeky chancers carry out the biggest, boldest heist of their lives, they push the neighbourhood too far. The heat is on and the gang goes on the run in a wild adventure that ultimately teaches them that there's no place like home.
Sacred Games Gary Corby
The emissary Patricia Cori
In her debut novel, Patricia Cori weaves her visionary message into a page-turning fantasy adventure that speaks to the very soul of the planet. A bizarre unfolding of events aboard a ship sparks the unravelling of a truly evil plan of a secret government that is intent upon silencing the music of the oceans and destroying all life on the planet. As impossible as it is to imagine anything as sinister as the shadow Jamie faces in her mission to save the earth from the doomsday weapon bearing down on the world, the fact is that it is actually happening, at this very moment, while most of the world is asleep - or simply unaware. One woman has been chosen to be the voice, against the forces of evil, of the cherished creatures of the sea. She is the emissary. The question is: Is there still time for her to stop it?
The mapmaker's daughter Laurel Corona
Spain, 1492. On the eve of the Jewish expulsion from Spain, Amalia Riba stands at a crossroads. In a country violently divided by religion, she must either convert to Christianity and stay safe, or remain a Jew and risk everything. It's a choice she's been walking toward her whole life, from the days of her youth when her family lit the Shabbat candles in secret. The Mapmaker's Daughter is a stirring novel about identity, exile, and what it means to be home.
The monuments : the grit and the glory of cycling's greatest one-day races Peter Cossins
The Tour de France may provide the most obvious fame and glory, but it is cycling's one-day tests that the professional riders really prize. Toughest, longest and dirtiest of all are the so-called 'Monuments', the five legendary races that are the sport's equivalent of golf's majors or the grand slams in tennis. In The Monuments Peter Cossins tells the tumultuous history of these extraordinary races and the riders they have immortalised.
Cheesie Mack is cool in a duel Stephen L. Cotler
The summer after fifth grade, Cheesie and Georgie go to camp in Maine, where they discover that they are bunking with the older kids and Cheesie must face off in a Cool Duel with dreaded Kevin Welch.
Cheesie Mack is not a genius or anything Stephen L. Cotler
Eleven-year-old Ronald "Cheesie" Mack relates events he and his best friend, Georgie, experience as fifth grade comes to an end and their summer plans are drastically changed, due in part to an old, possibly valuable coin that may belong to the mysterious inhabitant of a place they call The Haunted Toad.
Cheesie Mack is not exactly famous Stephen L. Cotler
In his fourth adventure, Cheesie and his best friend, Georgie, are exploring a construction site when they find a weird-looking … thingie … sticking out of the muddy ground. Whatever it is, it's very old. Before they know it, Cheesie and Georgie discover they're in possession of an object that dates all the way back to Colonial times. Will Cheesie and Georgie hold on to the ancient artefact and the fame it brings, or give it away for the good of all?
Cheesie Mack is running like crazy! Stephen L. Cotler
In his third adventure, Cheesie and his best friend, Georgie, are off to the middle school, where there will be lots of new kids and new teachers. Cheesie has a terrific idea - what better way to meet all the new kids than to run for class president? Then Cheesie learns that one of his friends from his old school is also running. Should he bow out and support his friend, or go for the glory?
A priceless wedding : crafting a meaningful, memorable, and affordable celebration Sara Cotner
Whether your budget is $2,000 or $20,000, A Priceless Wedding has tips to keep fun, family, and friends at the centre of the celebration.
The gilded fan Christina Courtenay
It's 1641, and when Midori Kumashiro, the orphaned daughter of a warlord, is told she has to leave Japan or die, she has no choice but to flee to England. Midori is trained in the arts of war, but is that enough to help her survive a journey, with a lecherous crew and an attractive captain she doesn't trust?
Highland storms Christina Courtenay
Betrayed by his brother and his childhood love, Brice Kinross needs a fresh start. So he welcomes the opportunity to leave Sweden for the Scottish Highlands to take over the family estate. But there's trouble afoot.
The scarlet kimono Christina Courtenay
England, 1611, and young Hannah Marston envies her brother's adventurous life. But when she stows away on his merchant ship, her powers of endurance are stretched to their limit. Then they reach Japan and all her suffering seems worthwhile until she is abducted by Taro Kumashiro's warriors. In the far north of the country, warlord Kumashiro is waiting to see the girl who he has been warned about by a seer. When at last they meet, it's a clash of cultures and wills, but they're also fighting an instant attraction to each other.
The silent touch of shadows Christina Courtenay
Professional genealogist Melissa Grantham receives an invitation to visit her family's ancestral home. From the moment she arrives, life-like dreams and visions haunt her. The spiritual connection to a medieval young woman and her forbidden lover have her questioning her sanity, but Melissa is determined to solve the mystery.
Trade winds Christina Courtenay
Marriage of convenience - or a love for life? It's 1732 in Gothenburg, Sweden, and strong-willed Jess van Sandt knows only too well that it's a man's world. She believes she's being swindled out of her inheritance by her stepfather - and she's determined to stop it. When help appears in the unlikely form of handsome Scotsman Killian Kinross, himself disinherited by his grandfather, Jess finds herself both intrigued and infuriated.
How the universe will end Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen
Professor Brian Cox shows us our universe as we've never seen it before. He explains how this vast and complex universe - the subject of human fascination and scientific exploration for thousands of years - will end.
The runaway woman Josephine Cox
Lucy lives a normal life in a normal street. Was she a fool or an angel to want to run away? Lucy Lovejoy married her childhood sweetheart at 16, but since then she's lost a little more of herself with each passing year. With her 40th birthday approaching, Lucy discovers that her good-for-nothing husband is having an affair with her sister, a double-betrayal for Lucy, and it shatters her. So, mustering up all of her courage she decides to leave her family and the home she's devoted so many years to, she decides to go out into the world and start a new life. What will Lucy discover?
Fitter, Faster, Funnier Football Michael Cox
Cinderella Kinoku Y. Craft
Buckingham Palace Blues James Craig
The Circus James Craig
The Enemy Within James Craig
The Hand of God James Craig
London Calling James Craig
A Man of Sorrows James Craig
Never Apologise, Never Explain James Craig
Then We Die James Craig
How to survive in a war zone Alex Crawford
Under fire in Libya, this is an intense hit of adrenaline as reported by war correspondent Alex Crawford. The only western reporter to be in Green Square when it was taken by rebels, her remarkable eye-witness report is war journalism at it's nerve-wracking best.
Phil Cross : Gypsy Joker to a Hell's Angel Phil and Meg Cross
In the early 1960s, the exploding motorcycle club culture in California attracted a young motorcyclist named Phil Cross. He started the San Jose charter of the Jokers and embarked on the most action-packed years of his life. This was a rough time, but it was also the height of the free-love hippie era, and as a young man, Phil enjoyed himself to the fullest. This is the story of one man's fifty-plus year life in the unique, often dangerous, and always exciting culture of the three patch motorcycle club.
A Jane Austen encounter Donna Fletcher Crow
English professors Elizabeth and Richard are celebrating twenty years of marriage with their dream vacation - visiting all Jane Austen's homes in England. When a box of old documents is donated to the Jane Austen Centre in Bath, Richard volunteers to help sort through it. Later that night, however, he finds the Centre's director bleeding on her office floor. Could the valuable letter that has gone missing really lead them to new revelations about Jane Austen's unfinished manuscript The Watsons?
Shadow of reality Donna Fletcher Crow
The setting was all her fantasies come true: an elegant English manor house in the 1930's. The man was even more than she had dreamed: Sir Gavin Kendall - sophisticated, brilliant, rich and captivated by her. Until murder intervened.
A Slight Trick of the Mind Mitch Cullin
Broken Marianne Curley
Following the revelation that Ebony is an angel, and Nathaneal's narrow victory in battle with Prince Luca, the two are enjoying their newfound love. But Ebony's friend Jordan is bitterly angry that he has lost the girl of his dreams. Nathaneal is forced to return to Avena without Ebony to stand trial and Jordan seizes the opportunity to plant doubt in Ebony's mind about Nathaneal and her own angelic nature. Disaster inevitably follows and Ebony finds herself at the centre of another epic battle in the realm of Avena itself.
The art of romance Kaye Dacus
Dylan Bradley, who once illustrated steamy romances under the name Patrick Callaghan, has moved into his grandparent's guest house in Nashville. Caylor Evans, having once written titillating novels under the penname Melanie Mason, lives with her grandmother. When their lives collide, due to the machinations of meddling matriarchs, the pasts of Dylan and Caylor threaten to derail their futures.
Love remains Kaye Dacus
Every grandmother wants to see her grandchildren happy, especially when it comes to their love lives. Join five active senior ladies and one gentleman who take a great interest in the lives and loves of their single grandchildren and become The Matchmakers.
Ransome's crossing Kaye Dacus
In the early 1800s, Charlotte Ransome, desperate to reach Jamaica to see her secret fiancé, disguises herself as a midshipman for a convoy led by her brother, Captain William Ransome. Meanwhile, William and his new bride, Julia, face the rough swells of the sea and of marriage as they try to adjust to life together. When yellow fever befalls Charlotte and her identity is discovered, she begs first officer, Ned Cochran, and Julia to keep her presence and illness from her brother.
Ransome's honor Kaye Dacus
Julia Witherington is pressured into marrying William Ransome in order to receive a huge dowry, but the couple strike a financial deal to feign marriage for one year, leading to situations that reveal a growing affection between the two.
Ransome's quest Kaye Dacus
His sister and his wife, both kidnapped - who will Commodore Ransome choose to rescue? When a pirate offers to help with the rescue, can Ransome make the leap of faith?
Turnabout's fair play Kaye Dacus
When Maureen O'Connor begins scheming to match her grandson Jamie with Flannery McNeill, the last thing she has in mind is a romance of her own. But when Jamie turns the tables and conspires with Flannery to bring Maureen and Flannery's grandfather Kirby together, everyone's best laid plans seem to go awry.
Nazis in the metro Didier Daeninckx
A cult detective novel of anarcho-communist-fascist intrigue in late twentieth-century Paris. A 78-year-old man is attacked in the basement of an apartment building in the south of Paris, brutally beaten and left for dead. Reading the story in the newspaper the next morning, Gabriel Lecouvreur - AKA private detective Le Poulpe - recognizes the victim's name as that of a once-gifted and controversial author, Andre Sloga, who had slipped into obscurity. Plenty of characters on any side might have wanted him dead, and Lecouvreur sets himself the task of finding who among them acted on that impulse.
Mary Berry : queen of British baking : the biography A. S. Dagnell
Mary Berry is one of Britain's most respected and well-loved gurus of the kitchen. The hit BBC show The Great British Bake Off has once again put Mary back into the limelight and has reignited a passion for baking across the nation.
A cowboy under my Christmas tree Janet Dailey
Sam Bennett is in Manhattan for the Christmas season, setting up Christmas trees all over the city, when he meets beautiful Nicole Young and a small boy with a big wish. Will they all get what they really want for Christmas?
In the flesh Sylvia Day writing as Livia Dare
For five years, Sapphire has been the king of Sari's most treasured concubine. Independent at last, she refuses to put herself in anyone's control again but now another's meddling has led her into the path of proud, arrogant Wulfric, Crown Prince of the rival kingdom of D'Ashier - a man who is dangerous to her in every way.
Almost Mine Lea Darragh
Tracks Robyn Davidson
'I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there's no going back.' So begins Robyn Davidson's perilous journey across 1,700 miles of hostile Australian desert to the sea with only four camels and a dog for company.
Benworden Neal Davies
Dylan is a young boy who attends a boarding school in a small country town steeped in gold mining history. On his first day at the boarding house he is approached by a year twelve boy who offers him membership into a secret club, a club that established itself long before his arrival and continues to develop during his stay.
Aftershock Sylvia Day
When it came to playing games, my lover Jax was a master strategist. He pulled strings behind the closed doors of D.C.'s most powerful political players, and somehow still found time to nearly sideline my career. What he didn't know was that when I didn't like the rules, I threw them out and made my own.
A partisan's daughter Louis De Bernieres
Chris is bored, lonely, trapped in a loveless, sexless marriage. In his forties, he's a stranger to the 1970s youth culture of London, a stranger to himself on the night he invites a hooker into his car. Roza is Yugoslavian, recently moved to London, the daughter of one of Tito's partisans. Though she's not a hooker she gets into his car anyway.
The animals' football camp Clare De Marco and Trevor Dunton
Jungle United are training hard at a special camp. But Lion thinks he is already brilliant and refuses to train with the others. Will he ever learn to play as part of a team? The Leapfrog series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 180 words.
The battle of the Viking woman Terry Deary
Whitby, England, 867. Life is quiet for Edwin and Luke, two young boys who are training to be monks. Then news arrives that the Vikings have invaded and they are forced to run for their lives. If the Vikings catch them, they will be taken as slaves. But with the old monks in danger, will the boys turn back to help?
The captive Celt Terry Deary
AD 51. Bran is a slave, a prisoner of Rome, but dreams of one day returning to his homeland, Britannia, to fight against the Romans. When the proud young slave is overheard criticizing Rome, he is thrown into prison and faces execution the next day. Luckily, his cell mate Caratacus is a very special prisoner indeed - a British chief. He believes he has a way to save both their skins, but he'll need Bran's help.
The fatal fire Terry Deary
AD 64. Rome is a frightening place. But little does Christian slave girl Mary realise the dangers that await her when she accompanies her master to the city. It is the day of the chariot races and Mary finds herself the only witness to a terrible crime. Soon it is not just the thieves and drunks she has to worry about, but someone far more cruel and powerful…
The town mouse and the Spartan house Terry Deary ; illustrated by Helen Flook
Set in the year 430 BC, this is the story of Darius who has been orphaned by the plague in Athens. To escape the sickness he runs off to join his Uncle Alcmaeon who is a general with the Spartan army. But he finds the Spartan way of life quite shocking. Then his uncle falls sick and only Darius can find a cure.
The twisted tunnels Terry Deary ; illustrated by Helen Flook
Jenny and her grandfather are toshers. They survive by finding things in the sewer - anything they can sell, and they can sell almost anything. It's a horrible life, but they are managing. Until the building of the London Underground Railway destroys huge parts of the slums and takes away even their meagre home. Fascinating story of the human cost of the Underground.
Fighter : the true story of the Battle of Britain Len Deighton
'Fighter' is Len Deighton's thrilling history of the ensuing Battle of Britain - the aerial combat between the RAF and the Luftwaffe that was fought over the summer of 1940. Ex-RAF pilot Deighton has written a balanced study of strategies and tactics that also expertly recounts the development of the aeroplanes that fought each other in the skies - the Spitfires and Messerschmitts - and of radar.
The minotaur's maze Terry Denton
During a visit to a health farm on the planet Knossus, Claudia falls in love with the fearsome Minotaur. Enlisting the help of her friends Nico and Mikey, she attempts to free the Minotaur from his prison at the very centre of an impenetrable maze.
The obelisk of Eeeno Terry Denton
Like the mythical Tantalus, Nico is always just one good wave away from winning the world surfing championship he so desires. Nico and his friends travel to a competition on far-off Planet Eeeno where he finally surfs himself into an unbeatable position only to be thwarted by the sudden appearance of the Obelisk of Eeeno.
The wooden cow Terry Denton
Nico, Claudia, and Mikey attempt to travel to the planet Friesia, but mistakenly arrive 4,000 years in the past and find themselves helping a new friend win the heart of the Queen in this part-comic, part-novel adventure.
Summer in the City Terry Denton
Tales of the City Terry Denton
Everything you need to know Helenkay Dimon
Jordan McAdam rates men on her anonymous Need To Know website. Everything from the quickness with which they pick up a dinner cheque, to their playbook for getting a woman naked. Enter Forest Redder. He's convinced Jordan burned his friend so he flirts with her, intending to learn the truth. But Jordan plans to date Forest to gather the dirt on him!
William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back Ian Doescher
The lovely duckling Penny Dolan
A fabulous retelling of the Ugly Duckling by respected children's author Penny Dolan in which a family of ducklings are all born a little bit strange except for one called Beauty! Hopscotch Twisty Tales are inventive and amusing new twists on the classic fairy tales told by top authors.
Drawing a Veil Lari Don
First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts Lari Don
Maze Running and other Magical Missions Lari Don
Mind Blind Lari Don
Rocking Horse War Lari Don
Storm Singing and other Tangled Tasks Lari Don
Wolf Notes and Other Musical Mishaps Lari Don
Sworn virgin Elvira Dones
When Hana's dying uncle calls her home from the city, he asks her to marry a local boy in order to run the household. Unable to accept the arranged marriage but resolved to remain independent, she must vow in accordance with Albanian tradition to live the rest of her life in chastity as a man - and becomes Mark. There is no way back for a sworn virgin. Years later Mark receives an invitation to join a cousin in Rockville, Washington DC. This is Mark's chance to escape his vow and to leave Albania for modern America. But what does he know about being a woman?
How to eat a cupcake Meg Donohue
When childhood friends Annie Quintana and Julia St. Clair reconnect as adults and decide to open a cupcakery, they must overcome old betrayals, first loves, and a dangerous threat.
Being Emily Anne Donovan
An intelligent young Glasgow girl, Fiona's vibrant and happy family life is shattered when her mother dies, leaving the family struggling to get back to normality. 'Being Emily' depicts domestic family life honestly, dealing with touching and familiar scenarios without unnecessary exaggeration. Entirely modest and honest, Fiona is a loveable character that we can all relate to.
Buddha Da Anne Donovan
Anne Marie's Da, a Glaswegian painter and decorator, has always been game for a laugh, so when he first takes up meditation at the Buddhist Centre, no one takes him seriously, but as he becomes more involved in a search for the spiritual, his beliefs start to conflict with the needs of his wife, Liz. Cracks appear in their apparently happy family life, and the ensuing events change the lives of each family member.
Gone are the leaves Anne Donovan
Feilamort can remember very little of his childhood before he became a choir boy in the home of the Laird and his French wife. Feilamort has one of the finest voices in the land. It is a gift he believes will protect him. Deirdre has lived in the castle all her short life. Apprentice to her mother, she embroiders the robes for one of Scotland's finest families. When the time comes for Feilamort to make an awful decision, his choice catapults himself and Deirdre head-first into adulthood. As the two friends learn more about Feilamort's forgotten childhood, it becomes clear that someone close is intent on keeping it hidden.
Small, Medium and Large Jane Monroe Donovan
After Eden Helen Douglas
Chasing Stars Helen Douglas
William's Gift Helen Douglas
The strange gift of Gwendolyn Golden Philippa Dowding
This morning, I woke up on the ceiling … So begins the strange story of Gwendolyn Golden. One perfectly ordinary day for no apparent reason, she wakes up floating around her room like one of her little brother's Batman balloons. Puberty is weird enough: everyone already thinks she's an oddball with anger issues. How can she tell her best friend or her mother? How can she live her life?
Red Shadow Paul Dowswell
Oh, play that thing Roddy Doyle
Ex-IRA assassin Henry journeys between Chicago and New York in his pursuit of his elusive wife and his love for jazz, all the while endeavouring to outmanoeuvre the death warrant that has followed him across the Atlantic.
A star called Henry Roddy Doyle
An IRA terrorist who fought for Irish independence in 1910s Dublin tells his story. He is Henry Smart, son of a brothel bouncer, who becomes a street urchin after his father goes to jail and his mother turns senile. He joins the movement and rises in its ranks to participate in the 1916 Easter Rising, including the famous attack on the post office.
The looming lamplight Ursula Dubosarsky
Coco Carlomagno, the well-respected (if somewhat easily startled) Chief of Police, has run into an unusually difficult problem. From his office high in the Obelisco, Buenos Aires' tallest building, he can see a light turn off and on. Could it be a message? How can he possibly decode it? In desperation he once again calls on his clever cousin Alberta to help him solve the puzzle of the looming lamplight.
The Buy Side Turney Duff
The Map Maker's Daughter Caroline Dunford
Angel Carola Dunn
The Babe and the Baron Carola Dunn
Black Sheep's Daughter Carola Dunn
Byron's Child Carola Dunn
Captain Ingram's Inheritance Carola Dunn
Christmas in the Country Carola Dunn
Crossed Quills Carola Dunn
The Fortune-Hunters Carola Dunn
The Frog Earl Carola Dunn
Ginnie Come Lately Carola Dunn
The Girl From Yesterday Shane Dunphy
The Girl Who Couldn't Smile Shane Dunphy
The Vines of Yarrabee Dorothy Eden
When Gilbert Massingham chooses Eugenia Lichfield for his bride, he knows the aristocratic beauty is the ideal mistress for his plantation in the Australian wilderness. But the virile, larger-than-life, vineyard-obsessed Gilbert isn't the husband Eugenia imagined when she left England for this untamed land. Then exiled Irish portrait artist Colm O'Connor and prison refugee Molly Jarvis come into their lives, altering the family's destiny.
DuckStar Hazel Edwards
Operatic Duck Hazel Edwards
Edwardian cooking : the unofficial Downton Abbey cookbook Larry Edwards
Classically-trained chef Larry Edwards offers a unique culinary view of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century cuisine, demonstrating how English aristocracy expected and enjoyed their meals and what it took for the kitchen cooks and staff to please their expensive and particular tastes.
The Nazi and the psychiatrist : Hermann Goring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a fatal meeting of minds at the end of WWII Jack El-Hai
In 1945, after his capture at the end of the Second World War, Hermann Goring arrived at an American-run detention centre in war-torn Luxembourg, accompanied by sixteen suitcases and a red hatbox. To ensure that the villainous captives were fit for trial at Nuremberg, the US Army sent an ambitious army psychiatrist, Captain Douglas M. Kelley, to supervise their mental well-being during their detention. Kelley realized he was being offered the professional opportunity of a lifetime: to discover a distinguishing trait among these arch-criminals that would mark them as psychologically different from the rest of humanity. So began a remarkable relationship between Kelley and his captives, told here for the first time with unique access to Kelley's long-hidden papers and medical records.
How to be the world's smartest traveler : (and save time, money, and hassle) Christopher Elliott
Consumer travel advocate Christopher Elliott gives you the inside scoop on how to travel smart in this new guide from National Geographic. Full of actionable advice and the answers to the most common - and perplexing - questions, Elliott guides readers through the new rules of travel and breaks through the virtual confusion of pricing, offers, discounts, packages, and every imaginable aspect of a trip, every step of the way.
Cub's first summer Rebecca Elliott
A young fox cub experiences the joys of his first summer day with his mum.
Cub's first winter Rebecca Elliott
Children will be captivated by this heart-warming storybook about an inquisitive young fox cub. The elements of winter are explained, from the reason his friends are asleep, to why it's cold.
Tommy's War Richard van Emden
On earth as it is in heaven Davide Enia
In the early 1980s Mafia gang wars are tearing the precariously stitched-together city of Palermo apart. A fatherless nine-year-old boy climbs into a boxing ring to face his first opponent. Davide Enia's sweeping multigenerational saga reaches back to World War II and forward to talented young David's quest to become a champion boxer for his country, a feat that has eluded the other men in his family.
Bryony Bell tops the bill Franzeska G. Ewart
Bryony is constantly eclipsed by her all-singing, all dancing mum and talented sisters: otherwise known as The Singing Bells (who have to be the stars of the show the whole time). All Bryony wants is to find her own niche - maybe it's being a top-notch skater. However, before she's begun to enjoy them, she has to send back her new, state-of-the-art skates to pay for her sisters' costumes for TV Family Star Turns.
Bryony Bell's star turn Franzeska G. Ewart
Christmas is coming and the Bell household is busier than ever. Fresh from recent success on Broadway, they now star in their own reality TV show, plus there's rehearsals for the school Nativity Play to perform.
Sita, Snake Queen of Speed Franzeska G. Ewart
When Yosser's friend Kylie comes back from Thrill City, she is full of stories about a ride there. Yosser wants to go on the ride. Her only chance is to earn enough money to go. Kylie's dad's prize ferret, goes missing before the Grand Ferret Championships. Yosser and Kylie must find a way to catch it and make money to make their dream come true.
There's a hamster in my pocket! Franzeska G. Ewart
Yosser's having a worrying summer. Her family's shop is struggling and Auntie Shabnam is coming to stay to sort things out which means Yosser has to share a room with Nani! And while Yosser is desperately jealous of all her friend Kylie's pets, Kylie's family are not without problems either. Her mum is about to turn 40 and her big brother Sniper is behaving very suspiciously indeed. Can Yosser and Kylie get to the bottom of Sniper's strange behaviour, find the perfect present for Kylie's mum, solve the mystery of the locked wooden box and all without losing Kylie's hamsters?
Under the spell of Bryony Bell Franzeska G. Ewart
Bryony's back. Her family dreams of starring on Broadway but their first stop is the local Empress Theatre. Bryony, the only non-singing Bell, has to make do with befriending the has-been magician, Ken Undrum. The trouble begins when Ken and his white rabbits move into the Bell household. But can Ken's dark secret make everyone's dreams come true?
The water breather Ben Faccini
Ben Faccini captures the agonies of a painfully sensitive young boy as he tries to minimise the terror he sees all around him. In the heat of the Umbrian and French countryside, we see a family unable to restore their happiness.
The world's greatest idea John Farndon
Where would humanity be now without fire, vaccinations, farming - or wine? A great idea is one that has changed the path of human civilisation. But which is the greatest of them all? John Farndon has set out to find the answer. A distinguished panel of experts agreed on a list of 50 ideas, and each chapter of The World's Greatest Idea sees Farndon explore the argument for a different one.
The mansion William Faulkner
The Mansion completes Faulkner's great trilogy of the Snopes family in the mythical county of Yoknapatawpha, Mississippi, which also includes The Hamlet and The Town. Beginning with the murder of Jack Houston, and ending with the murder of Flem Snopes, it traces the downfall of this indomitable post-bellum family, who managed to seize control of the town of Jefferson within a generation.
Sartoris William Faulkner
Returning home to Jefferson, Mississippi, at the end of the First World War, young Bayard Sartoris grieves the loss of his twin brother, John. Despite the stabilizing influence of his marriage to the lovely Narcissa Benbow, young Bayard's recklessness grows as the days pass, and hastens the destruction of the Sartoris family, who are still living under the shadow of Bayard's deceased, heroic great-grandfather.
Snopes trilogy William Faulkner
This special epub edition includes all three of William Faulkner's Snopes novels: The Hamlet, The Town and The Mansion, which follow the lives of the larger-than-life fictional Snopes family of Mississippi.
Three famous short novels William Faulkner
These short works offer three different approaches to Faulkner, each representative of his work as a whole. "Spotted Horses" is a hilarious account of a horse auction, and pits the "cold practicality" of women against the boyish folly of men. "Old Man" is something of an adventure story. When a flood ravages the countryside of the lower Mississippi, a convict finds himself adrift with a pregnant woman. And "The Bear," perhaps his best known shorter work, is the story of a boy's coming to terms with the adult world.
The town William Faulkner
This is the second volume of Faulkner's trilogy about the Snopes family, his symbol for the grasping, destructive element in the post-bellum South. Like its predecessor, "The Hamlet," and its successor, "The Mansion, The Town" is completely self-contained, but it gains resonance from being read with the other two.
Uncollected stories of William Faulkner William Faulkner edited by Joseph Blotner
Forty-six stories never before published in any collection include twenty that were incorporated into longer works after magazine publication, eleven that appeared in periodicals, and fifteen never published at all.
Shiverton Hall Emerald Fennell
The cheese and I : an Englishman's voyage through the land of fromage Matt Feroze
Matt Feroze had a rather unusual dream: to become a cheesemonger in the highly competitive French cheese industry. To accomplish this, however, he would have to make huge sacrifices: give up a good job as an accountant in England and say goodbye to his friends and family, moving to a country in which he struggled with the language and knew next to nothing about the profession he wished to enter. Yet only a year later he was being crowned Champion de France des Fromagers, beating veteran French cheesemongers to the title and opening up a wealth of new opportunities for himself. The Cheese and I is the remarkable story of how he pulled off such an incredible feat.
Gallowglass Gordon Ferris
He's dead. So says his own newspaper, the Glasgow Gazette: Douglas Brodie, 25 January 1912-20 July 1947. Just four weeks before he was set-up for a banker's murder. In an apparent act of desperation, Brodie cheats justice by committing suicide in his prison cell. Could this be the sordid end for a distinguished ex-copper, decorated soldier and man of parts?
Awaken your strongest self Neil Fiore
A groundbreaking four-step program for breaking self-destructive habits, increasing productivity and creativity, and performing at your personal best.
How to get to Rio Julie Fison
For months Kitty MacLean has been crushing on Rio Sanchez - who is probably the cutest boy in the world. But it looks like she might never get a chance to hang out with him until… 1. Kitty goes camping with her best friends like she promised them, and finds out Rio just happens to be staying not too far away. But should she meet up with him? Or is a grubby camping holiday not the best time to meet up with your mega crush? OR 2. Kitty breaks her promise to go camping with her besties and goes to Paradise Point with popular-girl Persephone instead. The offer is sweetened with a promise they'll definitely get to hang out with Rio. But would Kitty really ditch her friends to hang out with a cool girl? And will Rio even like Kitty?
The Knox brothers : Edmund, 1881-1971, Dillwyn, 1884-1943, Wilfred, 1886-1950, Ronald, 1888-1957 Penelope Fitzgerald
A biography of the four very different sons of the Evangelical Bishop of Manchester. Ronald Knox was the translator of the Bible and a Catholic priest, Eddie was the editor of Punch, Dillwyn worked as a cryptographer and Wilfred became an Anglo-Catholic priest and active welfare worker.
Blackberry pie murder Joanne Fluke
Life is never really quiet for Hannah. After all, her mother's wedding is a little over a month away and guess who Delores put in charge of the planning? Yet just when Hannah believes her biggest challenge will be whether to use buttercream or fondant for the wedding cake, she accidentally hits a stranger with her cookie truck while driving down a winding country road in a raging thunderstorm. Hannah is wracked with guilt, and things get even worse when she's arrested for murder!
Video kill Joanne Fluke
Tthe Video Killer shoots Hitchcock's death scenes as he believes they should have been done - with total realism… A former actress, Allison Rocca knows her husband, Tony, a screenwriter, has been extra busy lately. And news reporter Katy knows her ex, Chief Detective Sam Ladera, is desperately hunting the Video Killer. Still, each woman senses something unusual about the men's behaviour. But as they attempt to find the truth, they unwittingly draw closer to the lens of a calculating madman searching for his next leading lady…
The Great British Mountain Bike Trail Guide Clive Forth
The lost sisterhood Anne Fortier
The Lost Sisterhood takes on historical myth - the warrior women called the Amazons and shows us they were not mythical, but a real band of beleaguered but brave priestesses-in-training who banded together to rescue their kidnapped companions. While their desperate trek unfolds in the past, we follow Diana, a modern-day scholar who has always been fascinated by the Amazons, as she embarks on a trek of her own.
The elves and the trendy shoes Evelyn Foster and Claudia Venturini
Hopscotch Twisty Tales combine carefully controlled text levels and word counts with highly entertaining and original stories, perfect for children starting to read independently.
Ophelia and the marvellous boy Karen Foxlee
Ophelia, a timid eleven-year-old girl grieving her mother, suspends her disbelief in things non-scientific when a boy locked in the museum where her father is working asks her to help him complete an age-old mission.
Before Galileo John Freely
How to have an almost perfect marriage Mrs Stephen Fry
Whether you are single, married, or simply Fry-curious, Mrs Stephen Fry, the world's almost leading relationship expert, leads you gently but firmly though the marital process from proposal to divorce, dispensing invaluable and unique advice alongside spectacular recipes, incomparable poetry and candid personal accounts of her first meeting with Stephen and their almost perfect wedding day. You may never be able to have a marriage as perfect as Mrs Fry's but if you read this book, follow her advice and ignore page 162, you may just have an Almost Perfect Marriage. 'A good husband is like a good wine - smooth, full bodied and best kept in the cellar' Edna Fry.
Caribbean Melody Peggy Gaddis
Secret Honeymoon Peggy Gaddis
Eliza Bloom's diary : my explosive adventure Emily Gale ; illustrated by Joelle Dreidemy.
Eliza Boom is having a blast. With her best friend (well, dog) Einstein, she's on a mission to catch a spy - and banish the class bully while she's at it. All in a day's work for Eliza Boom, assistant inventor … and wanna-be junior spy.
Eliza Bloom's diary : my fizz-tastic Investigation Emily Gale ; illustrated by Joelle Dreidemy.
Junior spy/inventor extraordinaire, Eliza Boom, is back with a blast (well, more of a fizz, actually), as she finds herself on a fizz-tastic adventure to reveal the truth about her suspicious next-door neighbour, Mary Spoon and her mysterious, humming, 'fizz-buzzing' house.
Eat Skinny, Be Skinny Claire Gallam
Captivate Vanessa Garden
Carrier Vanessa Garden
Faces in the pool Jonathan Gash
Lovejoy has been wrongfully imprisoned, again. So when he is offered a way out by visitor Ellen Jaynor, he takes it, although it becomes clear that there is a big catch involving speed-dating, marriage and the perfect robbery.
Firefly gadroon Jonathan Gash
I don't like to pack too much into an ordinary day and this one had already been pretty eventful - two arguments with women, a fight in a pub, a warning from the Old Bill and a fiasco at auction that lost me an exquisite antique Japanese firefly cage. The trouble was, somebody wanted that little gem even more than I did. It was the key that would unlock a secret they'd to anything to keep under wraps, even murder. If only they could only have gone about their dirty deeds without involving me or my friends, they might have got away with it all, but when the master craftsman bravely trying to teach me the art of gadrooning fell foul of them and paid for it with his life, they had me to deal with.
Gold from Gemini Jonathan Gash
When he learns from a woman - who else would Lovejoy learn from? - of a skilled faker who has left a series of duplicate clues to an apparently mythical 'find' of Roman treasure, his unfailing instinct tells him the find is genuine and he'd better unravel the clues.
The gondola scam Jonathan Gash
Whilst wondering why certain dealers are bidding themselves into poverty for a fake painting, Lovejoy is invited to check whether antiques being secretly lifted from Venice are genuine. The offer is too good to refuse, but it involves him with a particularly ugly bunch of crooks.
The grail tree Jonathan Gash
Lovejoy has heard of more nutters who have claimed to be in possession of the one, true Holy Grail than he has had hot dinners. He's not too impressed with the eccentric clergyman making the latest claim - especially when the good vicar turns out to be one of the finest forgers Lovejoy has ever met. But when the vicar and his lady companion end up dead it becomes clear that someone else is after the old man's artefact. To solve the mystery and protect a precious piece of history, Lovejoy puts his life on the line and acquires a surprising new partner…
The Judas pair Jonathan Gash
Every antique dealer is a bit of a detective, following clues to find the trophies that pay the rent, but when Lovejoy takes on the job of tracking down a pair of duelling pistols so rare that he's not even sure actually exist, he needs all the instincts of a detective to pick his way through an unsolved crime. Along the way, he becomes convinced that the weapons do exist but that they have fallen into the hands of a vile murderer. Locating the ancient weapons seems like the least of his problems when Lovejoy then finds himself fighting for his life in a duel to the death!
Pearlhanger Jonathan Gash
Looking for a missing husband is not usually Lovejoy's cup of tea, but this missing husband happens to be an antiques dealer. As usual the police are less than tolerant of Lovejoy's motives and methods - and, as usual, Lovejoy uses his charm, wit, and a little scam of his own to see that justice triumphs.
The sleepers of Erin Jonathan Gash
You know things are going badly when you've been stabbed, hospitalized and arrested for a crime that, not only did you not commit, you actively attempted to prevent. Top that off with a pending appearance in court before a judge whose wife you know rather better than he does, and you start to think that visiting an ancient Irish tomb with a gang of ruthless villains sounds like a perfectly reasonable thing to do.
Spend game Jonathan Gash
When Lovejoy witnesses a car crash that turns out to be a murder - with one of his oldest antique-dealer friends the victim - he sets out on a trail of revenge that leaves him pondering several bewildering questions. Why did his friend buy up a load of junk furniture? What did he want with an old doctor's bag? Why was his friend killed? Who was trying to kill Lovejoy and - most perplexing of all - what the hell is he doing potholing through underground tunnels dodging armed hit men?
The ten word game Jonathan Gash
Lovejoy is on the run. With a bounty hunter hot on his trail, Lovejoy soon finds himself sailing away from the port in the Melissa, one of the world's most luxurious cruise ships - not as a stowaway but as a legitimate passenger. It's a stroke of luck and the wayward antiques dealer is all set to relax and enjoy the sights, but his cruise turns out to be nothing like a holiday when Lovejoy discovers that his escape from the mainland has been masterminded by a group of criminals.
The Vatican rip Jonathan Gash
I always think that a genuine friend is like a genuine antique - you'd go a long way to find one and you'd do anything to stop one getting broken. When an Italian gentleman made me an offer I couldn't refuse, stopping my friends from getting broken meant stealing a very valuable antique. 'Somebody else has got my antique and I want it back,' was how he put it. 'Who has it?' I asked. Without a flicker of a smile he replied, 'The Pope.'
Bill's silly hat Susan Gates
Bill's gran has knitted him a new hat. But he hates it! Everyone is laughing at him. Will he ever get rid of it without upsetting Gran? The Leapfrog series is perfect for children who are reading on their own, with fun stories of no more than 200 words.
The wolf cupboard Susan Gates
Leon is supposed to be looking after his little brother Danny when he starts big school. But some kids tell Danny that there's a wolf in the cupboard and now he won't go back to school. So Leon persuades Danny that wolves are great - and soon he has the opposite problem as Danny is desperate to find the wolf. Can Leon sort out his crazy brother without getting in trouble with Mum?
Back pain : how to build core stability for long-lasting relief Adam Gavine & Rod Bonello
Back pain gets in the way of everything we want to do, and it can stop us sleeping too. Research shows building your core muscle stability is the most effective way to deal with most forms of back pain. Drawing on their extensive clinical experience and the latest research, Adam Gavine and Rod Bonello explain how to find the best possible treatment for your back and get the most out of your treatment.
The girl who came home : a novel of the Titanic Hazel Gaynor
Ireland, 1912 … Fourteen members of a small village set sail on RMS Titanic, hoping to find a better life in America. For seventeen-year-old Maggie Murphy, the journey is bittersweet. Though her future lies in an unknown new place, her heart remains in Ireland with Seamus, the sweetheart she left behind. Adrift after the death of her father, Grace Butler struggles to decide what comes next. When her great-grandmother Maggie shares the painful secret about Titanic that she's harboured for almost a lifetime, the revelation gives Grace new direction, and leads both her and Maggie to unexpected reunions with those they thought lost long ago.
What's Normal, Anyway Anna Gekoski
Lost, Stolen or Shredded Rick Gekoski
Outside of a Dog Rick Gekoski
Cowgirl G. R. Gemin
Princess of the silver woods Jessica Day George
When Petunia, youngest of the dancing princesses, is ambushed by bandits in wolf masks on her way to visit an elderly neighbour, the line between enemies and friends becomes blurred as she and her sisters get a chance to end their family's curse once and for all.
Wednesdays in the tower Jessica Day George
After discovering a giant egg in the magical Castle Glower, Princess Celie agrees to care for the egg and what creature it hatches.
Sous chef : 24 hours in the kitchen Michael Gibney
Sous Chef takes you behind the swinging doors of a busy restaurant kitchen, allowing you to inhabit this normally hidden world, in real time. Follow the chef from the moment he opens the kitchen in the morning as he guides you through the meticulous preparation, the camaraderie in the hours leading up to service and the adrenalin-rush as the orders start coming in.
The Signature of All Things Elizabeth Gilbert
Stern Men Elizabeth Gilbert
And the Dark Sacred Night Julia Glass
I See You Everywhere Julia Glass
Three Junes Julia Glass
The Whole World Over Julia Glass
Isms and 'ologies : 453 difficult doctrines you've always pretended to understand Arthur Goldwag
Presents an A to Z of more than 500 -isms and -ologies, from chauvinism to chiliasm, from epicureanism to existentialism, and from nationalism to nominalism, and more. This book lists numerous isms and ologies - crackpot convictions, perplexing philosophies, tricky tenets, and wacky Weltanschauungs - and explains their salient features too.
Hide and seek Taro Gomi
Colourful illustrations camouflage common objects and the reader is invited to solve the picture puzzle.
Mommy! Mommy! Taro Gomi
Follow two chicks on a search through the barnyard for their mother hen.
My friends Taro Gomi
Vibrant illustrations and a simple, rhythmic text are perfectly blended in this spirited homage to friendship as a little girl recounts all the things she has learned from an enchanting menagerie of animal friends: "I learned to run from my friend the horse. I learned to sing from my friends the birds. I learned to read from my friends the books. And I learned to love from a friend like you."
An officer and a gentlewoman Heloise Goodley
When Heloise Goodley ditched her City job and decided to attend officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, she had no prior military experience. On her arrival she was a complete novice: she'd never fired a rifle, she couldn't march; she couldn't make her bed; she couldn't even shine her shoes. An Officer and a Gentlewoman charts Goodley's absorbing journey through Sandhurst and on to Afghanistan and gives an insight into the array of bizarre military behaviours and customs at this esoteric and hidden institution.
Straight from the earth : 100 irresistible vegan recipes for everyone Myra Goodman and Marea Goodman
As environmentally healthful and thoughtful eaters pile on the vegetables and fruit and push animal protein off their plates, the desire for more recipes showcasing fresh produce has gone sky high. So, who better than the folks at Earthbound Farm to deliver those vegetable-centric recipes?
The end of Eve Ariel Gore
At age 39, Ariel Gore has everything she's always wanted: a successful writing career, a long-term partnership, a beautiful if tiny home, a daughter in college and a son in preschool. But life's happy endings don't always last. If it's not one thing, after all, it's your mother. Her name is Eve. Her epic temper tantrums have already gotten her banned from three cab companies in Portland. And she's here to announce that she's dying.
Sister Betty says I do Pat G'Orge-Walker
For Sister Betty, the marriage proposal from trustee Freddie Noel is a once-in-a-lifetime surprise blessing. Unfortunately, she knows the chances of having a peaceful ceremony in their beloved Crossing Over Sanctuary Church are slim to none, but she's armed with enough sense and scripture to keep contentious church busybodies Bea Blister and Sasha Pray Onn from sowing even more chaos amid the congregation - until a rehearsal disaster and an unexpected secret causes Freddie to break off the engagement without explanation.
Rapunzel and the Prince of Pop Karyn Gorman ; illustrated by Laura Anderson
In this new tale the Prince of Pop is driving through the forest when he hears a stunning voice singing - none other than Rapunzel! The only problem is she is locked in a tower by a witch. Can he free her and make Rapunzel into his next big pop star? Hopscotch Twisty Tales are inventive and amusing new twists on the classic fairy tales told by top authors.
Bitten Sarah Graham
Bitten is aimed at twenty- and thirty-somethings (or anyone who is young at heart). Author Sarah Graham believes that anyone can cook delicious, wholesome food, and to that end presents this collection of no-mess-no-fuss recipes, for entertaining family and friends. It is written in a blog-based style that is current, chick and sharp.
Smitten Sarah Graham
Smitten. is a continuation of the conversation started in Sarah Graham's first fun, funky and relevant cookbook, Bitten. The focus this time around is on the extraordinary; the creation of uniquely quirky yet still achievable, budget-friendly and oh-so-delicious food to share. Think a little elegance and a lot of je ne sais quoi. This is unintimidating food with a twist that the whole family will enjoy.
The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
The Paris affair Tracy Grant
From the ashes of war rise the secrets of its darkest hearts. In the wake of the Battle of Waterloo, Paris is a house divided. Amid the turmoil, British attaché and Intelligence Agent Malcolm Rannoch and his wife, Suzanne, discover that his murdered half-sister, Princess Tatiana Kirsanova, may have borne a child's secret she took to the grave. And Malcolm suspects there was more than mere impropriety behind her silence. As Malcolm and Suzanne begin searching for answers, they learn that the child was just one of many secrets Tatiana had been keeping.
Vienna waltz Tracy Grant
Europe's elite have gathered at the glittering Congress of Vienna, negotiating the fate of the continent by day and pursuing pleasure by night, until Princess Tatiana, the most beautiful and talked about woman in Vienna, is found murdered during an ill-timed rendezvous with three of her most powerful conquests. Suzanne Rannoch and her new husband, Malcolm, set out to investigate the murder, and a complex dance between husband and wife in the search for the truth ensues.
The African safari discovery created by Jeff Brown ; written by Josh Greenhut.
When a flat skull is discovered in Africa, Stanley Lambchop decides to travel there with his brother, Arthur, and their father, George. Maybe studying the skull will give them clues to Stanley's flatness. But once in Africa, the Lambchops are in for more adventure than they bargained for. From lions to zebras to elephants, it's the safari of a lifetime!
The three frilly goats fluff Adam and Charlotte Guillain and Phil Littler.
Hopscotch Twisty Tales combine carefully controlled text levels and word counts with highly entertaining and original stories, perfect for children starting to read independently.
16 things I thought were true Janet Gurtler
When Morgan's mum gets sick, it's hard not to panic. Without her mother, she would have no one - until she finds out the dad who walked out on her as a baby isn't as far away as she thought… Now that they have a summer job together, Morgan's getting to know the real Adam, and he's actually pretty sweet… in a nerdy-hot kind of way. He even offers to go with her to find her dad. Road trip, anyone? 5000 Twitter followers are all the friends I need. With Adam in the back seat, a hyper chatterbox named Amy behind the wheel, and plenty of Cheetos to fuel their trip, Morgan feels ready for anything.
Officer Spence makes no sense! Dan Gutman
The security guard at Ella Mentry School has gone off the deep end! Somebody is stealing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches from the vomitorium, and Officer Spence is on the case. He's arresting everybody in sight! Somebody is going to go to jail! Who is it?
Dangerous Shannon Hale
When aspiring astronaut Maisie Danger Brown, who was born without a right hand, and the other space camp students get the opportunity to do something amazing in space, Maisie must prove how dangerous she can be and how far she is willing to go to protect everything she has ever loved.
Tell me what you love Shannon Hale
A picture book for children showing the beauty in everyday things.
Hobbies for men D. L. Haley
A hobby gives a man freedom to pursue his passions and is an outlet for the facets of life that are not stimulated by career or personal obligations. Pursuing a hobby says you are a guy with a sense of adventure and the desire to expand his creative forces. Here are 27 examples of hobbies for men.
Days of the dead Barbara Hambly
Mexico City in the autumn of 1835 is a lawless place, teeming with bandits and beggars. But an urgent letter from a desperate friend draws Benjamin January and his new bride Rose from New Orleans to this newly free province. Here they pray they'll find Hannibal Sefton alive - and not hanging from the end of a rope. But before they can lay to rest the ghosts of the past, Benjamin and Rose will have to stop a flesh-and-blood murderer who's determined to escape the day of reckoning and add Benjamin and Rose to the swelling ranks of the dead.
Dead and buried Barbara Hambly
When free black musician and surgeon Benjamin January attends the funeral of a friend, an accident tips the dead man out of his coffin - only to reveal an unexpected inhabitant. Set in New Orleans in 1836.
Dead water Barbara Hambly
In turbulent nineteenth-century New Orleans, free man of colour Benjamin January finds himself on a perilous steamboat ride that becomes an inescapable journey of death and murder.
Die upon a kiss Barbara Hambly
In 1835 New Orleans, Benjamin January, a free man of colour, becomes caught up in a deadly plot when he rescues opera impresario Lorenzo Belaggio, who has brought a production of the opera Otello to town, from a violent attack.
Fever season Barbara Hambly
A black American surgeon fights racism as he works alongside whites during a cholera epidemic in 1830s New Orleans. What particularly disturbs the French-trained Benjamin January, a free man of colour, is that many other free men are disappearing. Are they victims of cholera or a human hand?
Graveyard dust Barbara Hambly
It is St. John's Eve in the summer of 1834 when Benjamin January - Creole physician and music teacher - is shattered by the news that his sister Olympe has been arrested for murder. Now, to save Olympe's life - and his own--Benjamin knows he must glean information wherever he can find it. For in the heavy darkness of New Orleans, the truth is what you make it, and justice can disappear with the night's warm breeze as easy as graveyard dust.
The kindred of darkness : the new James Asher vampire novel Barbara Hambly
When James Asher and his wife Lydia's baby daughter Miranda is kidnapped by the Master Vampire of London, the stakes are high, blindly follow the Master Vampire's instructions, keep out of the way of the human networks that serves the vampires, destroy the interloper who seeks to seize control of the London Nest, and find the key to the Nests tortuous inner workings: The Book of the Kindred of Darkness.
Ran away Barbara Hambly
RAN AWAY. So began a score of advertisements every week in the New Orleans newspapers, advertising for slaves who'd fled their masters. But the Turk, Huseyin Pasha, posted no such advertisement when his two lovely concubines disappeared. And when a witness proclaimed he'd seen the "devilish infidel" hurl their dead bodies out of a window, everyone was willing to believe him the murderer. Only Benjamin January, who knows the Turk of old, is willing to seek for the true culprit, endangering his own life in the process.
The shirt on his back Barbara Hambly
Lt. Abishag Shaw of the New Orleans City Guards, keen to apprehend the man who killed his younger brother, hires his friend Benjamin January to help track down the culprit in Hambly's 10th historical featuring the black freeman (after 2010's Dead and buried). Left nearly penniless by the 1837 New Orleans bank failure, January needs no persuading to leave his beloved newly pregnant wife, Rose, and travel hundreds of miles into the Green River wilderness in the Rocky Mountains. Their expedition plays out against the British-U.S. rivalry for the enormously profitable beaver fur trade, while American covered wagons toil on toward Oregon.
Sold down the river Barbara Hambly
When slave owner Simon Fourchet asks Benjamin January to investigate sabotage, arson and murder on his plantation, January is reluctant to do any favours for the savage man who owned him until he was seven. But he knows too well that plantation justice means that if the true culprit is not found, every slave on Mon Triomphe will suffer. Abandoning his Parisian French for the African patois of a field hand, cutting cane until his bones ache and his musician's hands bleed, Benjamin must use all his intelligence and cunning to find the killer … or find himself sold down the river.
Wet grave Barbara Hambly
It's 1835 and the relentless glare of the late July sun has slowed New Orleans to a standstill. When Hesione LeGros -once a corsair's jewelled mistress, now a raddled hag - is found slashed to death in a shanty on the fringe of New Orleans's most lawless quarter, there are few to care. Benjamin January has tracked down killers through the sensuous, atmospheric, dangerously beautiful world of Old New Orleans. Now, he follows a trail of murder from illicit back alleys to glittering mansions to a dark place where the oldest and deadliest secrets lie buried.
The train to Paris Sebastian Hampson
After a disastrous holiday with his girlfriend in Madrid, Lawrence Williams takes the train back to Paris where he is studying art history. Lawrence is twenty years old and discovering how to see the world, which means he doesn't mind too much when he gets stranded at the border. That's when Elodie Lavelle enters his field of vision. She might be twice his age but she's amused by the boy's earnest charm. She decides to entertain herself by educating him in the rules of her society, treating him to an unforgettable evening in Biarritz. But Elodie has not counted on what Lawrence might teach her in return, or how much their unlikely encounter will mark them both.
Artists, Writers, Thinkers, Dreamers James Gulliver Hancock
Airplanes : a look book easy reader P. J. Harding
Your child will love this easy reader and brilliant colour picture book of airplanes. Each page has a photographic image of a whole range of different airplanes and things associated with airplanes from all over the world. The simple text is easily understood by young pre-readers and easy to learn for emerging readers.
Easter : a look book easy reader P. J. Harding
Children will love this easy reader and brilliant colour picture book of monster trucks. Each page has a photographic image on the Easter theme. The simple text is easily understood by young pre-readers and easy to learn for emerging readers.
Monster trucks : a look book easy reader P. J. Harding
Your child will love this easy reader and brilliant colour picture book of monster trucks. Each page has a photographic image of popular monster trucks entertaining people all over the world. The simple text is easily understood by young pre-readers and easy to learn for emerging readers.
Roast lamb in the olive groves Belinda Harley
A mix of modern and traditional Greek recipes, all inspired by the quaint and picturesque island of Paxos. The food on this little island is special, because by happy accident of history and geography, Paxos is the place where Greek and Italian cuisines meet. Here, you have the simplicity and robust flavours of traditional Greek food, lifted with Italian style and panache.
Hard going : a Bill Slider mystery Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
A rare week off with his family is rudely interrupted when Slider is called in to investigate the murder of an elderly man, bashed on the head with a bronze statuette, in what Doc Cameron describes as 'our old friend the Frenzied Attack'. But as Slider and his team investigate, they discover dark secrets at the heart of this mild and kindly man's life.
Kate's progress Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Kate's latest failure on the London dating scene leads her to escape to an idyllic Exmoor, West Country village where she finds her 'Cinderella Project' - a run-down cottage on the edge of the moors. Her attempt to lead a quiet life there is, however, thwarted by a town seething with passion and intrigue.
The watch tower Elizabeth Harrower
After Laura and Clare are abandoned by their mother, Felix is there to help, even to marry Laura if she will have him. Little by little the two sisters grow complicit with his obsessions, his cruelty, his need to control. Set in the leafy northern suburbs of Sydney during the 1940s, The Watch Tower is a novel of relentless and acute psychological power.
Dirty little secrets Liliana Hart
J.J. Graves has seen a lot of dead bodies in her line of work. She's not only in the mortuary business, but she's also the coroner for King George County, Virginia. When a grisly murder is discovered in the small town of Bloody Mary, it's up to J.J. and her best friend, Detective Jack Lawson, to bring the victim justice. They discover each victim had a shocking secret, and the very foundation of J.J.'s life is in danger of crumbling when it turns out she's harbouring secrets of her own - secrets that make her the perfect victim in a deadly game.
Dirty rotten scoundrel Liliana Hart
Can ghosts really talk? J.J. Graves is about to find out when her past comes back to haunt her. But before she and Jack can resolve her past, they need to deal with his. Six years ago Jack was left for dead during a SWAT raid he commanded. He never speaks of what happened that day, but he doesn't have a choice after someone starts murdering his men. According to the FBI, Jack is either next on the list, or he's the one behind it all.
A dirty shame Liliana Hart
J.J. Graves is back in Bloody Mary, but she's a long way from feeling at home. But death doesn't stop for anyone. The first murder is grisly. The second even more so. And though things are shaky between them, she and her best friend, Jack, have no choice but to join forces and find the killer. Because the life of someone they love dearly hangs in the balance.
Kill shot Liliana Hart
After the death of her daughter by a sniper's bullet, Grace can no longer stomach the demands of agency life or keep herself from blaming the only man she's ever loved. Gabe Brennan holds the weight of the world on his shoulders. As one of the most brilliant black ops agents the CIA has ever employed, he knows it's no one's fault but his own that his child was gunned down in cold blood. He might not have been able to save his daughter, but he's determined to save his wife. He only has to find her first.
Secrets and satin Liliana Hart
No one knows heartbreak like Jade Jax. After losing her husband to a tragic death, she doesn't believe love can happen twice. But after years of living a half-life without her husband, her body starts to waken again, and needs she'd forgotten come to the surface. Max Devlin never thought Jade would want him outside of his dreams, but fate plays a helping hand when they're thrust into a high stakes mission, protecting each other's backs like old times.
Shadows and silk Liliana Hart
Agent Brant Scott knows when a battle is lost. He's been an integral part of hunting down members of the del Fuego cartel for years, but it's not the violent criminals that have the ability to bring him to his knees. That honour belongs to one woman. And after spending a night in Darcy MacKenzie's bed, he knows he has to disappear from her life or risk her finding out the one secret that can make her despise him forever.
Sins and scarlet lace Liliana Hart
Declan MacKenzie has loved the same woman for as long as he can remember, but after a mission early on in his career turns deadly, he realizes he can never have a wife or family and keep them safe. So he watches her marry another man. Sophia Huxley is involved in a nightmare. Her late husband has been labelled a traitor and he's made her the fall guy. There's no one she can call to prove her innocence. Except the man who broke her heart.
Whiskey for breakfast Liliana Hart
The Private Investigator's Handbook Rule #1: Don't break the law. Rule #2: See Rule #1. And then there's Addison Holmes, who makes up her handbook as she goes along. Addison is licensed to carry and she means business. The only thing getting in her way is a sexy detective, a neighbourhood watch from hell, a dead billionaire, a black market sperm bank, and a long lost heir. Piece of cake…
Whiskey rebellion Liliana Hart
My name is Addison Holmes, and I teach history at James Madison High School in Whiskey Bayou, Georgia. You might be under the assumption that my life went to the dogs when my fiancé left me at the altar for the home economics teacher, or when I got notice that my apartment building was going to be condemned, or even when I was desperate enough to strip to my unmentionables to earn some extra cash. The truth is that I'm pretty much used to disasters following me around on a daily basis, but I could have gone without finding my principal dead in the parking lot of a seedy gentleman's club.
Whiskey sour Liliana Hart
When priceless Russian gems are stolen on their way to Savannah and the courier is murdered, all the clues lead back to an escort service that seems above reproach. But looks can be deceiving. Throw in a sexy detective and a dangerous FBI agent, and Addison finds out very quickly that she's in way over her head. But nothing is going to stop her from getting her man.
Your constant star Brenda Hasiuk
Faye is the "good" adopted Chinese daughter. Bev is the wild child. Mannie is the unambitious stoner. What brings them together - and tears them apart - is a need to move beyond the clichés and commit to something - anything - that will bring meaning and joy to their lives. As one cold, miserable prairie spring inches toward summer, a series of unexpected and sometimes explosive decisions sends the trio hurtling toward disaster.
The Emperor's new kit Maureen Haslehurst and Kelly Kennedy
Enrico Empery is known as 'the Emperor' of football. When a big cup match approaches his team mate, Freddie Foulo, tells the Emperor about a very special kit that only brilliant footballers can see. Hopscotch Twisty Tales combine carefully controlled text levels and word counts with highly entertaining and original stories, perfect for children starting to read independently.
Murderous minds : exploring the criminal psychopathic brain : neurological imaging and the manifestation of evil Dean A. Haycock
Presents the findings of a neuroscientist who has spent time imaging, mapping, testing, and dissecting the brains of psychopaths - people who lack a conscience or empathy - and discusses what motivates them and makes them act as they do.
The amber fury Natalie Haynes
When Alex Morris loses her fiancé in dreadful circumstances, she moves from London to Edinburgh to make a break with the past. Alex takes a job at a Pupil Referral Unit, which accepts the students excluded from other schools in the city. These are troubled, difficult kids but with the help of the Greek tragedies she teaches, Alex gradually develops a rapport with them. Finding them enthralled by tales of cruel fate and bloody revenge, she even begins to worry that they are taking her lessons to heart, and that a whole new tragedy is being performed, right in front of her.
When the Duke was wicked Lorraine Heath
Lady Grace Mabry's ample inheritance has made it impossible for her to tell whether a suitor is in love with her - or enamoured of her riches. Who better to distinguish beau from blackguard than her notorious childhood friend, the Duke of Lovingdon? But as lessons lead to torrid passion and Grace becomes ensnared in another man's marriage plot, Lovingdon must wage a desperate gamble: open his heart fully - or risk losing the woman he adores.
Naveed John Heffernan
Naveed is sick of war - of the foreign powers and the Taliban, the warlords and the drug barons that together have torn Afghanistan apart. When he adopts Nasera, a street dog with extraordinary abilities, he has a chance to help rebuild his country. But will a new friend's betrayal crush his dreams of peace forever?
False diamond : an Abbott Agency mystery Veronica Heley
Bea is drawn back into the questionable doings of the members of the multi-billionaire Holland family, including an engagement with a fake diamond ring, an alleged suicide attempt, an abusive man who tries to put the frighteners on Bea, and the ambiguous behaviour of the black sheep of the family, who turns out to be the joker in the pack.
Memoir from antproof case Mark Helprin
The bittersweet memoir of an aging man-of-the-world. In a tone tinged with humour and regret he describes his many lives, from banker to fighter pilot, to inmate of a mental asylum, commenting on every subject under the sun, including his visceral hate of coffee.
Dead Lions Mick Herron
Down Cemetery Road Mick Herron
The Last Voice You Hear Mick Herron
Reconstruction Mick Herron
Slow Horses Mick Herron
Why We Die Mick Herron
What was promised Tobias Hill
London in the aftermath of war: children run wild on East End bombsites, while their elders strive for better lives in a country beggared by victory. In the street markets and tenements of Bethnal Green three families live and work together in uneasy harmony, until one man shatters the balance between them, his hunger for betterment changing the courses of all their lives over decades and generations.
Duck & Goose, find a pumpkin Tad Hills
When they see their friend Thistle carrying a pumpkin, Duck and Goose each want one but they are having no luck finding any pumpkins until Thistle steers them in the right direction.
Rocket writes a story Tad Hills
Rocket writes a story about a new friend, the owl.
Hooray for Horrible Harriet Leigh Hobbs
Horrible Harriet lives at school in a nest, high up in the roof. She is very helpful in class, but the other kids think she is mean, nasty, cruel, and wicked - until, that is, she rescues them from Mr. Chicken!
Horrible Harriet's inheritance Leigh Hobbs
You may remember Horrible Harriet - she's wicked, wild and larger than life, and she invented Mr Chicken. Well Harriet is back, to claim her inheritance and fill in the gaps in her impressive family tree along the way.
Mr. Badger and the difficult duchess Leigh Hobbs
Mr Badger is used to dealing with guests good and bad. But one day - the day of the Philatelic Society Annual Dinner - an extremely difficult guest arrives, demanding the Royal Suite. Just who is this tall and troublesome woman, and why does she look a little familiar?
Mr Badger and the magic mirror Leigh Hobbs
Mr Badger is about to uncover something magical at the Boubles Grand Hotel!
Mr Chicken goes to Paris Leigh Hobbs
What's in store for Mr Chicken in the City of Love, and how will the Parisians react? The world's most beautiful city meets the world's most startling chicken… Not since Quasimodo has Paris been host to a monster of such charm.
Old Tom's big book of beauty Leigh Hobbs
Angela Throgmorton adores Old Tom, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement. When she gives him 'The Big Book of Beauty' the results are astonishing. But will it go to Old Tom's head?
Two sisters Mary Hogan
The third child in a family that wanted only two, Muriel Sullivant has always been the outsider. Her older sister, Pia-who lives in an endless house in Connecticut with her handsome, thick-haired husband, Will; her tween daughter, Emma; and a frothy, russet-coloured Labradoodle named Root Beer-is altogether Muriel's opposite. So Muriel would prefer not to spend a Saturday afternoon with her sister. Only this time is different. Distressingly so. Pia leaves Muriel without a single instruction in self-improvement and with a terrible secret she is sworn to keep.
Moby-duck : the true story of 28,800 bath toys lost at sea, and of the beachcombers, oceanographers, environmentalists, and fools, including the author, who went in search of them Donovan Hohn
When the author heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea, he figured he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to a few beachcombers, and read up on Arctic science and geography. But questions can be like ocean currents: wade in too far, and they carry you away. His accidental odyssey pulls him into the secretive world of shipping conglomerates, the daring work of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy world of Chinese toy factories.
And the band played on Robert Holden
An investigation on how the ANZACs survived the horrors of WWI drawing on music and song, perfect for history and military history fans alike. Impromptu entertainments, sing-alongs, yarns and story-telling and recitations were all part of a homespun repertoire which accompanied these men to war. And the Band Played On seeks to re-create and pay homage to that camaraderie and to that innocent enjoyment and spontaneous entertainment which lifted the spirits of the ANZACs whether they were under the shadow of the pyramids, in the trenches of the Western Front, on board battleships, recuperating in hospitals or even in POW camps.
The Edible Atlas Mina Holland
Eat yourself beautiful : supercharged food Lee Holmes
Eat Yourself Beautiful is a guide to achieving inner and outer health and ageless beauty through simple, delicious recipes using nutritionally rich, anti-inflammatory 'super' foods.
Amy Mary Hooper
At the House of the Magician Mary Hooper
At the Sign of the Sugared Plum Mary Hooper
The Betrayal Mary Hooper
By Royal Command Mary Hooper
Chelsea and Astra Mary Hooper
The Disgrace of Kitty Grey Mary Hooper
Holly Mary Hooper
Megan 3 Mary Hooper
Petals in the Ashes Mary Hooper
Poppy Mary Hooper
The Remarkable Life and Times of Eliza Rose Mary Hooper
Velvet Mary Hooper
Zara Mary Hooper
Choose the Right Word Robin Hosie
A Miscellany for Word Lovers Robin Hosie
Far away and long ago : a childhood in Argentina W. H. Hudson
Seen through the eyes of a young boy, the Argentine pampas was a land of freedom and endless exploration. In scintillating detail Hudson recalls its wild artichoke thistles, temporary lakes, spectacular storms, unforgettable trees and its pulsating bird life. He also captures the idiosyncrasies of its human inhabitants and their multiracial households.
Here I Am Alan Huffman
Gently at a Gallop Alan Hunter
Gently By the Shore Alan Hunter
Gently Continental Alan Hunter
Gently Does it Alan Hunter
Gently Down the Stream Alan Hunter
Gently Floating Alan Hunter
Gently French Alan Hunter
Gently Go Man Alan Hunter
Gently in the Sun Alan Hunter
Gently in Trees Alan Hunter
Gently Instrumental Alan Hunter
Gently North-West Alan Hunter
Gently Sahib Alan Hunter
Gently through the Mill Alan Hunter
Gently to the Summit Alan Hunter
Gently Where She Lay Alan Hunter
Gently Where the Birds Are Alan Hunter
Gently Where the Roads Go Alan Hunter
Gently with Love Alan Hunter
Gently with the Innocents Alan Hunter
Gently with the Ladies Alan Hunter
Gently With the Painters Alan Hunter
Landed Gently Alan Hunter
The Original Inspector George Gently Collection Alan Hunter
A December bride Denise Hunter
Happily ever after guaranteed. What started as a whim turned into an accidental - and very public - engagement. Can Layla and Seth keep up the facade in Chapel Springs this holiday season - for the sake of her career … and his heart?
Blood memory Greg Iles
Experiencing panic attacks and blackouts at murder scenes, forensics expert Cat Ferry is suspended from her task force and returns to her Mississippi hometown, where she discovers disturbing information about her father's murder.
Dark matter Greg Iles
For nearly fifty years the Holy Grail of artificial intelligence has been to create a computer that can think like a human being. Has that day finally dawned? David Tenant is the man assigned by the President as Ethical Oversight Advisor to the secret National Security Agency project called Trinity. As a participant in the testing, David begins to experience severe side effects, and he isn't the only one. Tenant has serious doubts about the machines used, but the government deems the project too precious to close down. Those who try to stop it may need to be silenced - for good.
True evil Greg Iles
The idyllic life of busy Natchez doctor Chris Shepard is turned upside down when undercover FBI agent Alex Morse recruits him for a case involving a local divorce attorney who is suspected of murdering the spouses of his clients.
Dogma Lars Iyer
A plague of rats, the end of philosophy, the cosmic chicken, and bars that don't serve Plymouth Gin - is this the Apocalypse or is it just America? In desperation, the two British intellectuals turn to Dogma, a semi-religious code that might yet give meaning to their lives. Part Nietzsche, part Monty Python, part Huckleberry Finn, Dogma is a novel as ridiculous and profound as religion itself.
Exodus Lars Iyer
A wickedly funny and satisfyingly highbrow black comedy about the collapse of Western academic institutions under the weight of neoliberal economics and crushing, widespread idiocy. Lars and W., the two preposterous philosophical anti-heroes of Spurious and Dogma return and face a political, intellectual, and economic landscape in a state of total ruination.
Indian cooking unfolded : a master class in Indian cooking, with 100 easy recipes using 10 ingredients or less Raghavan Iyer
Indian food is ravishing, exotic, addictively flavourful, but has a reputation for being too difficult for the average cook. Not anymore. When Raghavan Iyer moved from Mumbai to Minneapolis, he had to learn how to make all his beloved dishes using supermarket ingredients - and now he shows us his secrets in Indian Cooking Unfolded.
Tell me Lisa Jackson
The most hated woman in Savannah, Georgia, is about to be set free. Twenty years ago, Blondell O'Henry was convicted of murdering her eldest daughter and wounding her two other children. Reporter Nikki Gillette is determined to get the true story, and not just for professional reasons. Blondell's murdered daughter, Amity, was Nikki's childhood friend. Everyone involved seems to have secrets, from Blondell's old boyfriend and his fundamentalist, snake-handling in-laws to the cop who led the original investigation.
Heir to Greyladies Anna Jacobs
Hampshire, 1900. With the sudden death of her father, the life of fifteen-year-old Harriet Benson changes forever. Forced from her home to escape the advances of her leering stepbrother Norris, Harriet is sent into service to provide for the family. Arriving at the grand Dalton House, she meets the owners' crippled son Joseph, with whom friendship soon blossoms. Could this be the safe haven she so desperately needs, and does the ghost of its previous owner really roam the halls? While Harriet and Joseph grow ever closer, the plots and actions of both their families threaten to destroy their happiness.
Beauty and the beast Jenni James
Prince Alexander has been turned into a werewolf and has one year to find someone to love the beast and break the spell, or he will be a wolf forever. He has nearly given up achieving the impossible, knowing no girl would ever fall in love with such a monster. Just when he is about to abdicate the throne to his cousin, he meets Cecelia Hammerstein-Smythe, while a wolf, and begins to hope for the first time in months.
Cinderella Jenni James
When Prince Anthony spies Eleanoria Woodston outside her family home dressed as a servant, he knows something is amiss. Pretending to be John, his cousin's outrider, he decides to take matters into his own hands and figure out why Ella hasn't been seen at court. And more importantly why the daughter of one of the wealthiest families in the kingdom dresses like a pauper.
Hansel and Gretel Jenni James
Hansel's father finds a child lost and alone during a violent thunderstorm. After bringing her in from the tempest, he and his son are startled to discover that she is Gretel, a princess of Larkein - the enemy kingdom their own king has just destroyed. Fearful for her life, Hansel pleads with his father to save her. Ten years later, Gretel has grown into a lovely young woman who both infuriates and drives Hansel to distraction while he attempts to not lose his heart to her. When the Larkein witch comes back in the guise of a beautiful woman and marries their father, everything is set into a tailspin. Now they must figure out their new stepmother's plans and prevent her from destroying them all before it is too late.
Jack and the Beanstalk Jenni James
Jack Waithwrite is livid when he learns that his fiancée, Rachel, has been stolen by a giant and taken up to a kingdom in the sky. Without the means to save her, he travels with his sister to Larkein, the place where dark magic abides, to discover a way to help Rachel. While there, a cunning witch knows who he is and offers to help him. However, when he finds out the kidnapping was orchestrated by the witch to use him as her pawn for her own schemes, his true quest begins.
Rumplestiltskin Jenni James
When Fredrico watches his cruel family mourn his false death and announce to the kingdom their cursed prince has died, is the day he truly embraces his new life and new name Rumplestiltskin. He hides away from the king and queen and grows up as a crippled servant in the castle. Years later, his younger brother, Marcus, becomes king and humours Aubrynn's father when he boasts that his daughter can turn straw into gold. Intrigued Marcus locks the distraught maiden in a tower and declares to the kingdom that if she can transform the straw, he will marry her, but if she cannot he will kill her father. Rumplestiltskin is determined to help Aubrynn save her father and marry the king.
Sleeping Beauty Jenni James
After Aleyna witnessed the cruel deaths of her family, she was put to sleep by Ezralon the unicorn. He has been keeping her safe, hidden in the forest, until her true prince could come and rescue her. While Aleyna is protected in the forest, her spirit walks the halls of her ruined, deserted castle in a dream-like existence, believing everything is still perfect. However, she is halted in this state - almost as if time were frozen - until the prince awakens her. Prince Darien of Lybrooke Court loves a challenge as much as the next man, but believes it will be a fool's errand to rescue a ghost who is already dead!
Sleeping Beauty Jenni James
The twelve dancing princesses Jenni James
For weeks now, Princess Cascadia and her eleven sisters have awakened each morning to swollen feet and tattered dancing slippers without any recollection of what happened. Why would someone do this to them? The man who is able to sort the mystery will be allowed to choose one of the princesses to wed. Cascadia immediately turns to gardener Aleck for assistance. But will Aleck be able to unravel the mysterious happenings and save the kingdom before those behind the scheme succeed?
The elephant's child Robert James
Elephant's child never stops asking questions. And when he asks what Crocodile eats for dinner, he gets a big surprise!
The enormous turnip retold by Robert James ; illustrated by Mark Chambers
When the farmer goes to pull the largest turnip out of the ground, he gets an enormous surprise!
The gingerbread man Robert James
A freshly baked gingerbread man escapes when he is taken out of the oven and eludes a number of pursuers until he meets a clever fox. "Run, run as fast as you can! You can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man!" A classic tale with lots of repetition to support new readers.
How the camel got his hump Robert James
How the elephant got its trunk Robert James
Elephant's child never stops asking questions. And when he asks what Crocodile eats for dinner, he gets a big surprise!
The magic porridge pot Robert James
When a poor girl receives a magic porridge pot, she is delighted - she and her mother need never be hungry again. But, one day, the pot cooks just a little too much porridge!
Old man kangaroo Robert James
In this story, vain Kangaroo thinks he should look even more special and demands that the desert god make him different to the other animals. The desert god sends Dingo after him, and Kangaroo gets his wish - although it's perhaps not quite what he expected!
Jack with a twist Brenda Janowitz
A little pre-wedding anxiety is normal for every bride, and Manhattan attorney Brooke Miller isn't worried. She's got the loving support of the world's greatest guy, so planning her nuptials should be a piece of cake. But that was yesterday. Today, Brooke's landed her first big case and has just discovered that the opposing attorney is none other than her fiancé, Jack. Warring with her fiancé at work and at home, Brooke realizes that she'll have to choose between the case of her life, or actually having a life.
The mysterious death of Mr. Darcy : a Pride & Prejudice mystery Regina Jeffers
A thrilling story of murder and betrayal filled with the scandal, wit, and intrigue characteristic of Austen's classic novels. Elizabeth and Darcy travel to Dorset, a popular Regency resort area, to pay their respects to the well-travelled and eccentric Samuel Darcy. But this is no summer holiday. Danger bubbles beneath Dorset's peaceful surface as strange and foreboding events begin to occur. Several of Samuel's ancient treasures go missing, and then his body itself disappears.
The phantom of Pemberley : a Pride and prejudice murder mystery Regina Jeffers
Happily married for over a year and more in love than ever, Darcy and Elizabeth can't imagine anything interrupting their bliss-filled days. Then an intense snowstorm strands a group of travellers at Pemberley, and terrifying accidents and mysterious deaths begin to plague the manor.
The scandal of Lady Eleanor Regina Jeffers
James Kerrington's world shifts on its axis when Eleanor Fowler stumbles into his arms. Eleanor, however, is hiding a deep secret: she had hoped the death of her father, the Duke William Fowler, would give her family a chance at redemption from the dark past, but when Sir Louis Levering proves her father's debauchery, Eleanor is thrown into a web of immorality and blackmail. Kerrington and his friends must free Eleanor from Levering's diabolic hold.
Vampire Darcy's desire : a Pride and prejudice adaptation Regina Jeffers
Tormented by a 200-year-old curse and his fate as a half-human/half-vampire dhampir, Mr. Darcy vows to live forever alone rather than inflict the horrors of life as a vampire on an innocent wife. But when he comes to Netherfield Park, he meets the captivating Elizabeth Bennet. As a man, Darcy yearns for Elizabeth, but as a vampire, he is also driven to possess her. Meanwhile, dark forces are at work all around them.
The ambassador's daughter Pam Jenoff
Paris, 1919. The world's leaders have gathered to rebuild from the ashes of the Great War. But for one woman, the City of Light harbours dark secrets and dangerous liaisons, for which many could pay dearly. Brought to the peace conference by her father, a German diplomat, Margot Rosenthal initially resents being trapped in the congested French capital, where she is still looked upon as the enemy. But as she contemplates returning to Berlin and a life with Stefan, the wounded fiancé she hardly knows anymore, she decides that being in Paris is not so bad after all.
Across the river of yesterday Iris Johansen
They met in the most terrible of circumstances. She was lost, terrified, and in grave danger. He was wounded, wary, and unable to ignore the lovely girl who needed his help. Ten years have passed since that bleak day, and now Serena Spaulding is independent, successful, and unwilling to be strong-armed into anything. Even when the strong arms are attached to a devastatingly handsome man - the very same one who rescued her all those years ago.
The spellbinder Iris Johansen
Brody Devlin, a powerful stage actor, likes his life uncomplicated. That's why he never forms attachments of any kind. But Brody doesn't know what to make of the unique beauty and intriguing candour of the escort who shows up at his hotel room. When he discovers that she's running from a threatening past, Brody feels an overwhelming urge to shield her - even if it means risking his own life.
Wild Silver Iris Johansen
Prince Nicholas Savron has travelled from Russia to New Orleans to track down Dominic Delaney, the man he holds responsible for his cousin's death. Nicholas thinks it will be easy enough to wrest his whereabouts from Dominic's niece, Silver, but he greatly underestimates her loyalty. But when powerful enemies threaten them both, Nicholas and Silver must work together to survive - igniting a passion from which neither wants to escape.
Eden Dorothy Johnston
The Fourth Season Dorothy Johnston
The Trojan Dog Dorothy Johnston
The White Tower Dorothy Johnston
The black life Paul Johnston
The story is told in alternating chapters, a narrative set in the present day and also a first person harrowing account of the persecution of the Holocaust years. Whilst it is an indictment of the wartime collaboration and subsequent profiteering to which many countries turned a blind eye, and whilst it also underlines the extent of anti-Semitism still existing in Greece and elsewhere today, the novel also contains accounts of working life in the concentration camps and how survival of some Jews might depend on their working for the SS and even sending one's own family members to their deaths in the gas chambers. This is the latest outing for half-Greek, half-Scottish Private Investigator, Alex Mavros.
A dude's guide to babies : the new dad's playbook Richard Jones & Barry Robert Ozer
This fun and practical user's manual will show new dads the funny side of fatherhood, and teach them to stop sweating all the small stuff. If you want to thrive - and not just survive - as a dad, the playbook will help you go from rookie to all-star!
The run to Gitche Gumee Robert F. Jones
It's 1950, and Ben and Harry, two young men from Wisconsin, know their fun is about to come to an end. Ben will soon depart for the war in Korea while Harry will hit the books as a college freshman. They decide to end the summer on a high note with what will certainly be an adventurous canoe trip to Lake Superior, known to the Chippewa as Gitche Gumee. Fifty years later, Ben and Harry decide to recreate their trip to Gitche Gumee. Once again, they pack their bags, ready their canoe, and set out for what they're sure will be another unforgettable adventure. This time, however, the two men experience a completely different trip. They fish, hunt, and explore as they did when they were younger, but soon realise that their friendship - and the river - is not as they remember it.
Tie my bones to her back Robert F Jones
After her parents' deaths and the recession force her out of her home in 1873, Jenny Dousmann heads for the Wild West to find her brother, Otto, a Civil War veteran working as a buffalo hunter. Their first winter alone in the West is devastating: Jenny is raped by two US soldiers passing through the area, while Otto is crippled during a blizzard. They are discovered, near death, by a member of a nearby Cheyenne tribe. Jenny and Otto must decide if they should continue to depend on only each other or if they should put their lives in the hands of a man who is supposed to be their enemy.
Shylock's Daughter Erica Jong
Fever dreams Nicole Jordan
From the moment he met the lovely Lady Eve, soldier of fortune Alex Ryder set his sights on winning the spirited beauty. But fate intervened, making Eve another man's wife then a widow. Now, despite Eve's ardent vow never to marry again, Ryder aims to use every seductive weapon in his arsenal to woo her.
Lord of seduction Nicole Jordan
With his reckless charm and lust for danger, Viscount Thorne is one of England's most elusive bachelors and member of a secret league of protectors known as the Guardians. To thwart his father's matchmaking schemes, Thorne asks an alluring artist to pose as his betrothed. Meanwhile, danger threatens their very lives.
Master of temptation Nicole Jordan
When Max Leighton unexpectedly comes to her golden Mediterranean island, Caro Evers longs to heal his emotional battle scars. But during one glorious night in his arms, she discovers a sensual master whose mere touch drives her to wild abandon. She's a warrior as well as a healer - a member of a secret society of protectors, sworn to fight evil and tyranny across Europe. Afraid to lose her heart to Max again, Caro vows to conquer her fierce tenderness for him and thwart his campaign to win her. Then a perilous mission of adventure takes them far from Cyrene's sun-splashed shores, entwining their destinies and challenging their deepest desires.
Touch me with fire Nicole Jordan
Blaise St. James, her violet eyes blazing with resolve and her raven-haired allure disguised under drab servants' clothes, flees her privileged life rather than be married off to some unfeeling English gentleman. But after encountering Julian Morrow, Viscount Lynden, she is caught in his spell. He will have her - whether she is the innocent runaway she claims to be, or the skilled seductress he suspects. But his proposal is not one a gentleman makes to a lady…
Wicked fantasy Nicole Jordan
Since the night Trey Deverill's stunning kiss melted her senses, Antonia Maitland has harboured a fascination for the infamous adventurer. But Deverill is nothing Antonia needs in a husband, and when he abducts her - for her own protection - and then shockingly proposes marriage, a battle of wills ensues that proves dangerously irresistible.
Unwanted wedding Penny Jordan
Rosy Wyndham had to be married within the next three months or face the consequences. Guard Jamieson was successful, sexy - and single. With no other candidate available to walk her down the aisle, it looked as if she would have to accept Guard's offer to help her out. But what exactly was he expecting in return?
Uninvited Sophie Jordan
When seventeen-year-old Davy Hamilton tests positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome, everyone believes it is only a matter of time before she murders someone.
Best. Times. Ever Mark Juddery
Global warming. Poverty. Violent conflict. Bad hotel service. But is the world really going to the dogs? Best. Times. Ever. works through our most common complaints and miseries and explains why - believe it or not - things aren't as bad as they used to be. In fact, in almost every way, we're improving!
Agamemnon's daughter : a novella and stories Ismail Kadare
In the title novella, a young man working for the state-controlled media agency experiences a vision of the ancient general Agamemnon, who warns him of the repercussions of his love affair with a high-ranking official's daughter.
The pyramid Ismail Kadare
Egypt in the twenty-sixth century BC. The young pharaoh Cheops wants to forgo the construction of a pyramid in his honour, but his court sages hasten to persuade him otherwise. The pyramid, they tell him, is not a tomb but a paradox, designed to appease the masses by oppressing them. It is a symbol of nothing, a useless and infinite project designed to waste the country's wealth and keep security and prosperity, ever the fonts of sedition, constantly at bay. And so the greatest pyramid in the world has ever seen begins to rise.
The siege Ismail Kadare
The Ottoman Army - the powerful the world had known by that time - lays siege to a Christian fortress in the mountains of Albania. Above the colourful host looms the great dark wall of the citadel that has to be overcome. This is a narrative of a bloody, complex struggle that ends in defeat and desolation for both sides.
Aloha from Hell : a Sandman Slim novel Richard Kadrey
This is the third Sandman Slim novel and it continues the story of James Stark, the human who was sent to hell, only to become the baddest, bad ass killer of demons in Pandemonium. This time Stark needs to return to hell to find and kill Mason, the guy who sent him to hell in the first place. When Stark returns to hell, and getting there is quite the journey in and of itself, he has to find his former girlfriend Alice, who has been kidnapped from heaven, stir up a rebellion by releasing certain demon generals from Tartarus, then track down Mason. And he has to do it without being recognized by the thousands of hellions who are on the look out for him.
Devil said bang Richard Kadrey
While ruling the denizens of darkness does have a few perks, James Stark isn't exactly thrilled at the course his career (not to mention his soul) has taken. Breaking out of Hell once was a miraculous trick. But twice? If anyone can do it, it's Sandman Slim. Then again, LA isn't quite the paradise it once was since he headed south. A serial killer ghost is running wild and his angelic alter-ago is hiding somewhere in the lost days of time with a secret cabal who can rewrite reality. And starting to care about people and life again is a real bitch for a stone-cold killer.
Kill the dead Richard Kadrey
James Stark, a.k.a. Sandman Slim, crawled out of Hell, took bloody revenge for his girlfriend's murder, and saved the world along the way. After that, what do you do for an encore? You take a lousy job tracking down monsters for money. Even before all those murdered people start coming back from the dead and join a zombie army that will change our world and Stark's forever. Death bites. Life is worse. All things considered, Hell's not looking so bad.
Maximum flavour : recipes that will change the way you cook Aki Kamozawa & H. Alexander Talbot
Modernist cuisine by the husband-and-wife team behind the popular kitchen science blog, Ideas in Food, create 125 real recipes - using everyday ingredients and equipment - for real home cooks.
The longevity kitchen : satisfying, big-flavor recipes featuring the top 16 age-busting power foods [120 recipes for vitality and optimal health] Rebecca Katz
A collection of 125 delicious whole-foods recipes showcasing 16 antioxidant-rich power foods, developed by wellness authority Rebecca Katz to combat and prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, inflammation, arthritis, and other conditions that plague American adults, enabling readers to live longer, healthier lives.
Sawdust : … when the dust has settled Deborah Kay with Barry Levy
Deborah Kay teams up with award-winning social issues journalist Barry Levy to provide a courageous and compassionate account of what happened to her, and how she avoided being warped by her experiences, allowing, as she puts it, pockets of sunlight to shine through her. This is a memoir of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of family members, but it is not written by a victim, but by a survivor.
Behind the courtesan's mask Marguerite Kaye
London, 1818. Troy Templeton, the Earl of Ettrick, has been tasked with the strangest job of his diplomatic career: visit London's most notorious courtesan, La Perla, to warn off the ambassador's besotted son. Instead, he's irresistibly drawn to her beguiling combination of sensuality and unexpected innocence.
Flirting with ruin Marguerite Kaye
Lady Rosalind Rhees has dedicated her life to being as scandalous as possible - it's the only way she can escape society's expectations. Unfortunately, flirting with ruin hasn't been as exciting as she'd hoped. Until she meets Major Fraser Lennox at a country party - and gets a taste of just how delicious forbidden desire can feel…
Inside the Hotel Rwanda : the surprising true story and why it matters today Edouard Kayihura and Kerry Zukus
Packing Up Brigid Keenan
Twisted Jonathan Kellerman
A year after the Cold Heart murders and Detective Petra Connor is working Hollywood Homicide solo again. Then a young PhD student combing the LAPD case files comes across a series of apparently unrelated murders all committed shortly after midnight on the same date - June 28. Is this a coincidence?
No horse wanted Shannon Kennedy
Robin proudly says that she doesn't do horses. She'll teach her controlling family a lesson by bringing home the worst horse she can find, a starved, abused two-year-old named Twaziem. Robin figures she'll nurse him back to health, sell him, and have the money for her car. Rescuing and rehabilitating the Morab gelding might be a bigger challenge than what she planned. He comes between her and her family. He upsets her friends when she looks after his needs first. Is he just an investment or is he part of her future? And if she lets him into her heart will she win or will she lose?
No time for horses Shannon Kennedy
Sixteen-year-old Vicky Miller feels overloaded since her parents filed for divorce. Her mother got the house and a new job. Her step-dad has the new car and a new girlfriend. Vicky has the five kids, her younger half-brothers and sisters who range from 18 months to 10 years old to look after and her own life now comes second to their needs and wants. If it takes a constant battle to attend her riding classes and complete her internship at Shamrock Stable, she's ready to fight for her goal to be the best natural horse trainer around.
Smoke Portrait Trilby Kent
Stones for My Father Trilby Kent
Going Over Beth Kephart
Ada, almost 16, lives with her mother and grandmother among the rebels, punkers and immigrants of Kreuzberg, just west of the Berlin wall. Stefan, 18, lives east with his brooding grandmother in a faceless apartment bunker of Friedrichshain, his telescope pointed toward freedom. Bound by love and separated by circumstance, their only chance lies in a high-risk escape. Told in the alternating voices of the pink-haired graffiti artist and the boy she loves, this is a story of daring and sacrifice, choices and consequences, and love that will not wait.
How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position Tabish Khair
The Thing About Thugs Tabish Khair
The Good Life Susan Kietzman
The big book of superheroes Bart King
As a child, Bart King discovered he could punch people into outer space. Sadly, he lost a lot of friends that way. Today, Bart is one of the world's most in-demand superhero experts. So if you're wondering if you have what it takes to be a superhero - of course you do! All you need is a burning desire to fight evildoers. Oh, and also a secret identity, the perfect name, a cool costume, some terrific superpowers, and an archenemy.
Maggie's boy Beryl Kingston
When Alison marries Rigby Toan she cannot believe her luck. Rigg is the perfect husband - loving, ambitious and attractive - and everybody envies them their happiness. But when the recession takes hold Rigg's facade is stripped away and his flashy car and sharp suits prove to be bought by expensive lies. As debts spiral out of control and their home is repossessed, Alison is forced to open her eyes to the world and to the sort of man her husband really is.
Recipes and Dreams from an Italian Life Tessa Kiros
The apothecary's daughter Julie Klassen
Susannah Leyton has grown up behind the counter of her father's apothecary shop, surrounded by the resinous scents of lavender, rosemary, liquorice and turpentine. When she receives a proposal of marriage from handsome and charming merchant Henry Savage, she believes her prayers have been answered and resolves to be a good wife to him. But Henry is a complex and troubled man, haunted by his memories of growing up in Barbados. As the plague sweeps through the city, tragedy strikes, and the secrets of Henry's past begin to unfold.
The dancing master Julie Klassen
Dancing master Alec Valcourt moved his mother and sister to remote Devonshire, hoping to start over. But he is stunned to learn the village matriarch has prohibited all dancing, for reasons buried deep in her past. With an unlikely ally in Julia Midwinter, the matriarch's daughter, he comes to realize her bold exterior disguises a vulnerable soul and hidden sorrows of her own. Can they uncover old secrets and restore life to the sombre village and to her mother's tattered heart?
Lady of Milkweed Manor Julie Klassen
When Charlotte Lamb, a fallen vicar's daughter, tries to hide away in London's grim Milkweed Manor, she is mortified to find herself in the care of a former suitor whom her father long ago rejected as unsuitable, but both are determined with God's help to protect those they love.
Newspaper Blackout Austin Kleon
Show your work : 10 things nobody told you about getting discovered Austin Kleon
Kleon shows how to take that critical step on a creative journey - getting known. Show Your Work is about why generosity trumps genius. It's about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time networking.
Steal Like an Artist Austin Kleon
My Crazy Century Ivan Klima
Catalyst Michael Knaggs
When three brothers, the leaders of a brutal gang, are lured to an isolated street and shot dead by a mysterious stranger, the subsequent euphoria on the estate where they lived is picked up by the national press. When the killer is eventually caught and sentenced to life imprisonment, the gang sets out for revenge. Meanwhile, Party Leader Andrew Donald is pursuing his own agenda… This intriguing novel, the first of the Hotel St Kilda books, contains themes of politics, crime and the military with family drama at its heart, creating a wide appeal for readers both young and old.
The sixth extinction : an unnatural history Elizabeth Kolbert
Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. But this time around, the cataclysm is us.
Amish quilts Lynn Koolish
30 years after An Amish Adventure introduced quilters to the joys of Amish quilting, C & T Publishing is proud to bring you the adventure's next chapter: 21 Amish-inspired quilts designed by some of today's leading quilters.
A Heartbeat Away Harry Kraus
Balinese food : the traditional cuisine and food culture of Bali Vivienne L. Kruger
Explore the exotic world of Balinese cooking - a cuisine dedicated to the gods and fuelled by an aromatic array of fresh tropical island spices and ingredients!
Last summer Kylie Ladd
Last summer begins with the sudden death of Rory Buchanan, captain of the local cricket team, a man in the prime of his life. We immediately enter the lives of those Rory left behind - his wife, Colleen, his sister, Kelly, her husband, Joe, and Rory's friends and team-mates, Nick, James and Pete, and their wives, Laine, Anita and Trinity as they, in their various ways, cope with Rory's death and face up to the fact that life does, and will, go on without him.
The headmistress of Rosemere Sarah E. Ladd
Bright, sensible Patience knows what is expected of her. At twenty-five, her opportunity for a family of her own has passed, so she finds contentment teaching at her father's school for girls. When her father dies suddenly and her brother moves away to London, she is determined to keep her father's dream alive.
An infidel in Paradise S. J. Laidlaw
Set in Pakistan, this is the story of a teenage girl living with her mother and siblings in a diplomatic compound. As if getting used to another new country and set of customs and friends isn't enough, she must cope with an increasingly tense political situation that becomes dangerous with alarming speed. Her life and those of her sister and brother depend on her resourcefulness and the unexpected help of an enigmatic Muslim classmate.
The voice inside my head S. J. Laidlaw
Seventeen-year-old Luke's older sister, Pat, has always been his moral compass, like a voice inside his head, every time he has a decision to make. So when Pat disappears on a tiny island off the coast of Honduras and the authorities claim she's drowned - despite the fact that they can't produce a body - Luke heads to Honduras to find her because he knows something the authorities don't.
The Elves and the Shoemaker Jim Lamarche
The duchess's diary Allison Lane
John Lascar, an architect, and Faith Harper, the duke's ward, are forced together and their social status changes over night.
Emily's beau Allison Lane
When the man she loves asks her to train his ward in the ways of society, she also discovers that they are betrothed.
The Salinger contract Adam Langer
Adam is a writer and stay-at-home dad in Bloomington, Indiana, drawn into an uneasy friendship with the charismatic and bestselling thriller author Conner Joyce. Conner is having trouble writing his next book, and when a menacing stranger approaches him with an odd - and lucrative - proposal, events quickly begin to spiral out of control.
Close shave H. I. Larry
When Dr Drastic unleashes an evil new hair gel, Zac Power has only 24 hours to save the entire town from going bald… including himself!
Sky high H. I. Larry
A piece of top-secret GIB technology has been stolen, and Zac Power has to get it back. Blasting off towards a secret hide-out in the sky, he faces his strangest enemy yet…
Volcanic panic H. I. Larry
Zac's latest mission briefing sends him to a secret volcanic island in the middle of the ocean. But the mission disk is a fake and the island is full of BIG spies. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
Zac blasts off H. I. Larry
Zac Power is a new Spy Recruit. Can he dodge all the junk in outer space?
Zac runs wild H. I. Larry
Even super boy spies have to learn their awesome spying skills somewhere! First readers can now follow Zac Power as he trains for his missions! Zac is off to Spy Camp to train animals. Will he escape from the angry lion?
Zac's bank bust H. I. Larry
Zac has two new gadgets to test drive. Are they enough to help stop a bank robbery?
Zac's sticky fix H. I. Larry
Zac has two new gadgets to test drive. Will they work - even deep under the water?
Scared stiff : everything you need to know about 50 famous phobias Sara L. Latta
Explains how the primal human emotion of fear can sometimes manifest in the form of extremes, describing common phobias ranging from arachnophobia to zoophobia to reveal their histories, treatments, and famous sufferers.
Secrets of a perfect night Stephanie Laurens, Victoria Alexander, Rachel Gibson
Three spectacular stories all set on New Year's Eve. First, Stephanie Laurens enthrals us with a New Year's scandal, when a rake awakens in the bed of the temptress who seduced him years before. Then, Victoria Alexander enchants with her tale of a love promised, then foiled and then rekindled on another midnight. And Rachel Gibson delights with the reunion of two estranged friends and the passionate sparks that fly when the clock strikes twelve.
All dogs are blue Rodrigo de Souza Leao
All Dogs are Blue is a fiery and scurrilously funny tale of life in a Rio de Janeiro insane asylum. Our narrator is upset by his ever-widening girth and kept awake by the Rio funk blaring from a nearby favela - fair enough, but what about the undercover agents infiltrating the asylum? He misses the toy dog of his childhood, keeps high literary company with Rimbaud (a mischief-maker) and Baudelaire (a bit too serious for him), and finds himself the leader of a popular cult.
Equal Affections David Leavitt
I [heart] my slow cooker Beverly LeBlanc
Life is stressful enough without having to spend hours slaving away in the kitchen making meals. Give yourself a well-deserved break instead and put your slow cooker to work. I Love My Slow Cooker gives you more than 100 recipes for hearty soups and starters, tender meat, delicious poultry and fish courses, inspiring vegetarian dishes and divine desserts.
My Paris Kitchen David Lebovitz
The body at the tower Y. S. Lee
As a nearly full-fledged member of the Agency, the all-female detective unit based in Miss Scrimshaw's Academy for Girls, Mary Quinn, disguised as a poor apprentice builder, must brave the sinister underworld of Victorian London in order to unmask a murderer.
A spy in the house Y. S. Lee
A colourful, action-packed Victorian detective novel centred around the exploits of Agent Mary Quinn. At a young age, Mary is rescued from the gallows by a woman masquerading as a prison warden and taken to Miss Scrimshaw's Academy for Girls. There, she discovers, the school is a front for a private investigation agency.
The traitor and the tunnel Y. S. Lee
Queen Victoria has a problem: there's a petty thief at work in Buckingham Palace. Charged with discretion, the Agency assigns quick-witted Mary Quinn to the case. Posing as a domestic in the royal household and fending off the attentions of a feckless Prince of Wales are challenge enough, but when the prince witnesses a murder in an opium den - and scandal threatens the royal family - Mary learns that the accused killer may be someone very close to her.
In the middle of all this Fred Leebron
When college professor Martin Kreutzel's sister Elizabeth's illness worsens and she and her husband disappear, Martin must travel to London to put their affairs in order while attempting to determine their whereabouts.
Out West Fred Leebron
Taking a job as a night desk clerk at a seedy San Francisco hotel, ex-convict Benjamin West meets up with Amber, an LA fugitive on the run after torching her ex-boyfriend's apartment, an encounter that leads to murder when Amber's ex suddenly turns up dead.
Six figures Fred Leebron
Warner Lutz isn't sure how he got where he is, but he's not especially happy to be there: mid-thirties, married, two kids, dead-end job in fund-raising, small house, old Honda. He and his wife, Megan, have just moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, a town that is booming with new money--but the Lutzes aren't part of the new affluence. Megan's job might be in jeopardy, and one of their children seems to be slipping badly in school. Things go from bad to worse when Megan is brutally attacked, and Warner emerges as the prime suspect.
Hector and the search for happiness Francois Lelord
Hector is a young psychiatrist in Paris who does not understand why his patients in this most beautiful of cities are unhappy. So he decides to take a trip around the world--from Paris to China to Africa to the United States--and to keep a list of observations about the people he meets, hoping to find the secret to happiness.
Hector and the secrets of love Francois Lelord
One of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies has employed him to track down their brilliant scientist, Professor Cormorant, who has disappeared abroad with the secret of a modern-day love potion. Leaving behind his troubled relationship with girlfriend Clara, Hector's adventure takes him to the Far East and into the arms of beautiful Vayla, forcing our hero to think deeply about what love really is/means. In his follow-up to the bestselling Hector and the Search for Happiness, writer and psychiatrist, Francois Lelord, offers us a new fable filled with insights into the very human desire to find and keep love.
Hector finds time Francois Lelord
Poor Hector. Tempus fugit, and our intrepid psychiatrist is not feeling quite as young as he used to. His current patients are concerned with time too. Follow Hector as he sets off to uncover nuggets of universal wisdom on time. Who better to find out about the past, the future and how best to enjoy the present than the hero of Hector and the Search for Happiness and Hector and the Secrets of Love
The dance of anger : a woman's guide to changing the patterns of intimate relationships Harriet Goldhor Lerner
"Anger is a signal and one worth listening to," writes Dr. Harriet Lerner, in her renowned classic that has transformed the lives of millions of readers. In this engaging and eminently wise book, Dr. Lerner teaches women to identify the true sources of our anger and to use anger as a powerful vehicle for creating lasting change.
Batter up Wombat Helen Lester
An Australian wombat joins the Champs baseball team, and even though he is disastrously ignorant about the game, his innate talents save everyone when a tornado suddenly strikes.
Hooway for Wodney Wat Helen Lester
All his classmates make fun of Rodney because he can't pronounce his name, but it is Rodney's speech impediment that drives away the class bully.
Princess Penelope's parrot Helen Lester ; illustrated by Lynn Munsinger.
An arrogant and greedy princess's chances with a handsome prince are ruined when her parrot repeats to him all the rude comments the princess has made.
Score one for the sloths Helen Lester
Sparky, a new energetic student at a sloth school, saves her lazy classmates when a wild boar from a government agency tries to shut the school down.
Billy and Girl Deborah Levy
Billy England and his sister Girl are clever, stylish and damaged. Billy is a teenage "catastrophe theorist" which is handy since their mother has gone missing, and when they last saw their father his Elvis hair was in flames. Girl knocks on a door of a selected house and pretends any Prozac woman who answers is her mother. When Girl discovers 'Freezer World', a superstore on the edge of the motorway it gives her an idea. Why don't they sell the pain of their childhoods to the American chat shows?
Black vodka : ten stories Deborah Levy
How does love change us? And how do we change ourselves for love or for lack of it? Ten stories by acclaimed author Deborah Levy explore these delicate, impossible questions.
Swimming home Deborah Levy
Swimming Home is a subversive page-turner, a merciless gaze at the insidious harm that depression can have on apparently stable, well-turned-out people. Set in a summer villa, the story is tautly structured, taking place over a single week in which a group of beautiful, flawed tourists in the French Riviera come loose at the seams.
Can you see me? Ted Lewin
Various rain forest animals show how their camouflage helps them blend into their environment.
Look! Ted Lewin
An elephant eats, giraffes drink, a warthog digs. A gorilla hides, wild dogs listen, zebras run, monkeys sit, hippos splash, and a rhino naps. Each line of text is illustrated by a two-page spread with a beautiful painting of an animal Ted Lewin has seen on his journeys to Africa.
What am I? Where am I? Ted Lewin
This easy reader introduces five animals and their habitats. A lion, reindeer, camel, sea lion, and tiger are presented through peekaboo-like circles under the heading, "What am I?" A page turn reveals the full creature: "I am a lion. Where am I?" Turn the page again and two lionesses are shown sitting in a grassland.
Kinder than solitude Yiyun Li
When Moran, Ruyu, and Boyang were young, they were involved in a mysterious "accident" in which a friend of theirs was poisoned. Grown up, the three friends are separated by distance and personal estrangement. Moran and Ruyu live in the United States, Boyang in China. Over the years, all three are haunted by what really happened in their youth, and by doubt about themselves.
Diggers Go Steve Light
Trains Go Steve Light
Trucks Go Steve Light
Gentle rogue Johanna Lindsey
Heartsick and desperate to leave her sorrows on England's shores, innocent Georgina Anderson seeks passage on the "gentleman's ship," Maiden Anne, disguised as a cabin boy. The captain, however, is no gentleman; he's the ex-pirate and irrepressible rake, James Malory. The black sheep of a proud, tempestuous family, Malory soon sees through Georgina's masquerade and is enchanted by the courageous, high-spirited lady he has forced into intimate servitude.
Love only once Johanna Lindsey
The exquisite niece of Lord Edward and Lady Charlotte Malory, Regina Ashton is outraged over her abduction by the arrogant, devilishly handsome Nicholas Eden - and is determined to make the rogue pay … with his heart. A golden-haired seducer, Nicholas has been hardened by a painful secret in his past. And now that he has besmirched Reggie's good name, the hot-tempered lady has vowed to wed him …
The magic of you Johanna Lindsey
As wild and reckless as the most incorrigible of her male cousins, Amy Malory has reached a marriageable age and has set her sights on a most inappropriate mate: the straight-laced American ship captain who once nearly had her Uncle James hung for piracy. Warren Anderson is shocked by the brazen advances of his despised enemy's beautiful niece. Though determined to resist her, he burns for the enchanting British minx.
The present Johanna Lindsey
Johanna Lindsey brings back her popular Malory family in this special holiday story, bringing her scandalous Malorys face-to-face with their distant gypsy kin. Fans will get a chance to see how it all started as their mysterious grandmother's gypsy kin comes to them for help, and another Malory falls head-over-heels for a member of the tribe.
Say you love me Johanna Lindsey
Left penniless and in dire straits, Kelsey Langton realizes that only by allowing herself to be sold at auction can she rescue her sister's future. So the proud, desperate lady enters the infamous House of Eros, resigned to becoming some well-heeled gentleman's plaything - and Lord Derek Malory is the highest bidder for Kelsey's charms.
Tender rebel Johanna Lindsey
Scottish beauty Roslynn Chadwick needs the safety of marriage to protect her from an unscrupulous cousin and the fortune-hunting scoundrels who covet her wealth. And Anthony Malory is precisely the sort of handsome rogue she's been warned against. A cunning, ruthless, yet irresistible rake, Anthony's sensual blue eyes speak of pleasures beyond her imagining - and Roslynn dearly wishes she dared to surrender to such a man.
The dearly departed Elinor Lipman
The death of Margaret, side by side with her putative fiancé, brings Sunny back to the scene of her unhappy adolescence, to the community that remembers her solely, nervously, as "the girl who golfed." Re-entry is to be dreaded; there's no hiding in a town with one diner, one doctor, one stop sign, one motel. Yet allies surface.
The pursuit of Alice Thrift Elinor Lipman
Poor Alice Thrift: book-smart but people-hopeless. Alice graduated second in her class at medical school, but hospital life is proving quite a challenge. Evaluations describe her performance as 'workmanlike' and her people skills as 'hypothermic'. Luckily, Alice's roommate Leo, the most popular nurse at the hospital, and her feisty neighbour Sylvie, take on the task of guiding Alice through the narrow straits of her own no-rapport zone.
Past-it notes Maureen Lipman
Past-it Notes is the ultimate Maureen Lipman collection, drawing on choice material from her six previous books (re-visited and re-worked) laced with a heady dose of extremely funny new autobiographical material.
Legends Robert Littell
A Nasty Piece of Work Robert Littell
The Stalin Epigram Robert Littell
Young Philby Robert Littell
Home Herbal Maureen Little
The Kitchen Herb Garden Maureen Little
The Sea of Bath Bob Logan
Bizarre London David Long
Hidden City David Long
Spectacular Vernacular David Long
Tunnels, Towers and Temples David Long
Sylvia Long's Thumbelina Sylvia Long
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Sylvia Long
Hitler's British slaves : allied POWs in Germany, 1939-1945 Sean Longden
The untold story of life in the allied camps under the Nazi's. Sean Londgen has conducted numerous interviews and reveals a new perspective on life under the Nazis that has long been forgotten and replaced by the myth of Colditz and The Great Escape. Every Allied soldier under the rank of Sergeant was forced to work 12 hour shifts, six days a week, cutting timber, quarrying stone, carving ice from frozen rivers and clearing bombsites. It drove the soldiers to the brink, in which survival was a daily trial.
Dead alone Gay Longworth
Jessie Driver is a fast-track motorbike-riding female cop with a colourful love-life, an attitude and more than a few resentful male colleagues. When one of them sends her to check out a headless skeleton washed up on the banks of the Thames, Jessie is furious. But this case is far from routine: the bones have been bleached, and floating nearby like a pair of jellyfish are the only source of identification - the victim's silicone implants.
The unquiet dead Gay Longworth
Years ago, the historical Marshall Street Baths in the heart of Soho were full of kids taking swimming lessons. Today they're crowded with addicts, homeless people, and, DI Jessie Driver's new boss thinks, a teenage runaway they're trying to track. But when ClD searches the decaying building, they don't find Anna Marie Klein - but they do find a man's mummified body buried in the rat-infested basement.
Darcy's voyage Kara Louise
In this enchanting and highly original retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet sets out for the new world aboard the grand ship Pemberley's Promise. She's prepared for an uneventful voyage until a chance encounter with the handsome, taciturn Mr. Darcy turns her world upside down.
Carnevale Lovric Michelle.
The Floating Book Lovric Michelle.
The Remedy Lovric Michelle.
Amber Beach Elizabeth Lowell
Honor Donovan is a shrewd businesswoman, yet she has been shut out of Donovan International by her father and four brothers. When her favourite brother Kyle vanishes, along with a fortune in stolen amber, Honor's questions are ignored by the Donovan males. Defying them, she heads to the San Juan Islands of the Pacific Northwest in search of answers.
Blue smoke and murder Elizabeth Lowell
Protecting a river guide with ties to the art world, private information collector and reluctant bodyguard Zach Balfour realizes his charge is in more danger than previously known, a situation that pits them against the ruthless multi-million-dollar Western art circuit.
Death echo Elizabeth Lowell
Former CIA agent Emma Cross and former special ops team leader MacKenzie Durand fight their growing attraction to each other as they race to locate the missing yacht "Blackbird" and its cache of lethal cargo. They've got seven days to uncover the truth … or a major American city will be lost.
Innocent as sin Elizabeth Lowell
Kayla Shaw is a private banker in Arizona - smart and capable but underpaid and underappreciated. Rand McCree is a haunted man who paints landscapes in the Pacific Northwest, burning with a need for answers about the terrible event that shattered his world. They are two strangers with nothing in common … until their lives entwine - and explode. And now innocence alone will not be enough to keep Kayla Shaw alive.
Jade Island Elizabeth Lowell
Wild and restless, Kyle Donovan has freed himself from the constraints of his family's high-powered gem-trading empire to rove the world as a treasure hunter. When one of China's legendary cultural treasures is stolen, Lianne Blakely, a mysterious and beautiful jade expert, is accused of the theft. Its Kyle's job to get to the bottom of what could be a potential disaster for the Donovans as well as Lianne.
Midnight in Ruby Bayou Elizabeth Lowell
Faith Donovan is famous for crafting exquisite jewellery studded with fabulous gems. But the dangerous task of acquiring the rare rubies she needs for her art has taught Faith to be wary of anyone outside her own family - especially someone like Owen Walker, an adventurer with an intimate knowledge of the ruby trade and man's murderous greed. But now necessity has thrown the them together, as they venture into the shadowy world of the wealthy and mysterious Montegeaus in search of quality stones.
Pearl Cove Elizabeth Lowell
Surrounded by potential enemies, Hannah McGarry faces the mystery of her husband's suspicious death, the prospect of bankruptcy and the disappearance of the fabulous Black Trinity necklace that was to be her financial security. Desperate, she calls Archer Donovan, a silent partner in Pear Cove, her late husband's pearl farm venture. He might help her, if the price is right. With deadly competitors on their tails, Archer and Hannah race through uncharted waters in search of the fabulous Black Trinity. And the closer they come to finding the coveted pearls, the closer they come to danger and death and to each other.
The wrong hostage Elizabeth Lowell
Orphaned at thirteen, Grace Silva clawed her way out of poverty and violence to become one of the most respected judges on the federal bench. Grace believes in the rule of law - lives it, breathes it. She has always been buttoned up and buttoned down. Except once.
Anastasia again! Lois Lowry
Twelve-year-old Anastasia is horrified at her family's decision to move from their city apartment to a house in the suburbs.
Anastasia Krupnik Lois Lowry
Anastasia's 10th year has some good things like falling in love and really getting to know her grandmother and some bad things like finding out about an impending baby brother.
The lie of you Jane Lythell
To the outside world, Kathy is the very picture of a happy and fulfilled modern woman but not everybody is fooled. Her employee, Heja, knows the truth: the cracks in Kathy's marriage, her self-doubt, her fear of failure at work. Heja is perfectly placed to destroy Kathy's life. This is a chilling psychological thriller about obsession, jealousy, and lying to those you love.
The assassin's blade Sarah J. Maas
Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan's most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin's Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas - together in one edition for the first time - Celaena embarks on five daring missions.
Noble intentions Katie MacAlister
Noble Britton had suffered greatly at the hands of his first wife, and he refused to fall into the same trap again. Gillian Leigh's honest manner and spontaneous laughter attracted him immediately. But unconventional to the tips of her half-American toes - toes that one of them was constantly tripping over - his new bride turned the tables on him, wreaking havoc on his orderly life.
The last of the high kings Ferdia MacAnna
Plagued by his anarchic mother, tormented by his sister, abused by his brain-damaged brother, and generally driven to despair by everyone, Frankie Griffin, the Last of the High Kings of Tara, is going to embark on a coming-of-age story with a difference… Set during the summer of punk in Howth, a small fishing town in North County Dublin, the riotously funny The Last of the High Kings tells Frankie's story as he tries to deal with his eccentric family, and come to terms with his life.
Logan McRae crime series. Books 4-6 Stuart MacBride
Flesh house: Aberdeen is panicking. When a container full of joints of human meat turns up at Aberdeen Harbour, it kicks off the largest manhunt in Aberdeen's history. More and more human meat is turning up in the food chain. Twenty years of secrets and lies are being dragged into the light. And the only thing that's certain is Aberdeen will never be the same again.
Angela Nicely Alan MacDonald
Arrrrgh! Slimosaur Alan MacDonald
BOOOM Alan MacDonald
Burp! Alan MacDonald
Crackers Alan MacDonald
Ditherus Wart Alan MacDonald
Euuuugh! Eyeball Stew Alan MacDonald
Fangs Alan MacDonald
Fleas Alan MacDonald
Honesty Wart Alan MacDonald
Mud! Alan MacDonald
Oi, Caveboy Alan MacDonald
Ouch Alan MacDonald
Pants Alan MacDonald
Pirate! Alan MacDonald
Pong Alan MacDonald
Sir Bigwart Alan MacDonald
Snow! Alan MacDonald
Worms Alan MacDonald
Yuck Alan MacDonald
The princess treasury George MacDonald
Collected here in one omnibus edition are all four of George MacDonald's princess stories. These wonderful fantasy stories have captivated children for more than a generation.
Seth MacFarlane's A million ways to die in the West Seth MacFarlane
Yes, there are a million ways to die in the wild, wild West, and Albert plans to avoid them all. Some people think that makes him a coward. Albert calls it common sense. But when his girlfriend dumps him, Albert decides to fight back - even though he can't shoot, ride, or throw a punch. Fortunately, he teams up with a beautiful gunslinger who's tough enough for the both of them.
A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal Ben Macintyre
Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War. This is a story of intimate duplicity; of loyalty, trust and treachery, class and conscience; of an ideological battle waged by men with cut-glass accents and well-made suits in the comfortable clubs and restaurants of London and Washington; of male friendships forged, and then systematically betrayed.
Spork Kyo Maclear
Paris letters Janice MacLeod
Successful, but on the verge of burnout, Janice MacLeod saved enough money to buy herself two years of freedom in Europe. Days into her stop in Paris, she met Christophe, and her fate was sealed.
50 Harbour Street Debbie Macomber
Caroline's Child Debbie Macomber
Country Bride Debbie Macomber
Dr. Texas Debbie Macomber
A Little Bit Country Debbie Macomber
Navy Brat Debbie Macomber
Tell me what to eat if I have diabetes Elaine Magee
Just because you have diabetes doesn't mean you can't enjoy life, eat well, and be healthy! In this fourth edition of her best-selling title, Elaine Magee clearly presents the latest medical findings on what causes diabetes, available treatments, and the dietary implications of this disease.
A lion among men Gregory Maguire
In this third novel of the "New York Times"-bestselling series, civil war looms in Oz, and an ancient oracle named Yackle prepares for death. But before she can die, the Cowardly Lion arrives seeking knowledge about Elphaba Thropp, the Wicked Witch of the West - the woman who had defended him when he was a cub.
Out of Oz Gregory Maguire
Glinda, former Throne Minister, held under house arrest by General Cherrystone, obtains the infamous Grimmerie, supposedly a volume of magical lore, coveted by Oz. Meanwhile, Lir's daughter Rain begins her quest to discover her true identity and unravel the layers of political and personal secrets that have caused strife and division in Oz.
Son of a witch Gregory Maguire
The sequel to Wicked returns to the land of Oz to tell the story of Liir, an adolescent boy last seen hiding in the shadows of the castle after Dorothy did in Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. Bruised, comatose, and left for dead in a gully, Liir is shattered in spirit as well as in form. In an Oz that, since the Wizard's departure, is under new and dangerous management, can Liir keep his head down long enough to grow up?
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West Gregory Maguire
The novel that inspired the hit Broadway musical. When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum's classic tale, we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, the mysterious witch? Where did she come from? How did she become so wicked? And what is the true nature of evil? Gregory Maguire creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again.
30 great myths about Shakespeare Laurie E. Maguire and Emma Smith
How much do we really know about the playwright's life? And what of his notorious relationship with his wife? Exploring and exploding 30 popular myths about the great playwright, this illuminating new book evaluates all the evidence to show how historical material - or its absence - can be interpreted and misinterpreted, and what this reveals about our own personal investment in the stories we tell.
The Christmas tree tangle Margaret Mahy
The story of an amazing Christmas tree tangle. The kittens, the cat, the dog, the goat and even the pigs get stuck in the tree's bendy branches.
Twenty-four hours Margaret Mahy
When Ellis meets up with Jackie and three mysterious sisters, he is drawn into a number of increasingly bizarre situations. They introduce him to the Land of Smiles, where appearances are deceptive and being different is the norm. Ellis is sucked relentlessly into a drama from which he cannot escape. It's a matter of life or death, but time is against him.
The Assistant Bernard Malamud
The Fixer Bernard Malamud
Bird Box Josh Malerman
Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Cookbook Susan Mallery
Climbing Everest George Mallory
George Mallory's collected writings on his mountaineering - and his motivations. Famously impelled to climb Mount Everest simply because it was there, Mallory made three attempts to be the first to reach its summit, and perished on the third.
How to enjoy classical music Gareth Malone
There's more to classical music than Beethoven's Fifth, but where to start? Gareth Malone, the charismatic TV choirmaster, gives you some easy tips on how to appreciate a whole new world of music.
Hummingbird Bakery Easter bakes Tarek Malouf
This is an extract from the bestselling Cake Days by The Hummingbird Bakery. From a delicious carrot and ginger layer cake to a classic vanilla cupcake or an indulgent malted chocolate cupcake, here are all the bakes you'll need for a perfect Easter celebration.
Hummingbird Bakery Mother's and Father's Day treats Tarek Malouf
This is an extract from the bestselling Cake Days by The Hummingbird Bakery. From pretty Rose Cupcakes or Pistachio Whoopie Pies, to an indulgent Chocolate Guinness Cake or Boston Cream Cupcakes, this is a scrumptious collection of treats, perfect for any special Mum or Dad.
Hummingbird Bakery spring weekend bakes Tarek Malouf
This is an extract from the bestselling Cake Days by The Hummingbird Bakery. From Britain's favourite bakery, a selection of the perfect recipes to bake on a beautiful spring weekend, from Apple Blossom cupcakes to a fun Grasshopper pie.
Hummingbird Bakery summer afternoon teatime cakes Tarek Malouf
This is an extract from the bestselling Cake Days by The Hummingbird Bakery. For a sunny summer's afternoon, a selection of bakes that will be just the thing for teatime -- from an Earl Grey or Lemon Meringue Cupcake to a delicious Strawberries and Cream Cheesecake.
Hummingbird Bakery Valentine's Day cakes and bakes Tarek Malouf
This is an extract from the bestselling Cake Days by The Hummingbird Bakery. From Britain's favourite bakery, a selection of recipes perfect for Valentine's Day. From an indulgent Chocolate Fondant Cupcake to a delicious Coconut Layer Cake or Angel Food Cake, there is the special Valentine's treat for anyone.
The First True Lie Marina Mander
My notorious life by Madame X Kate Manning
Axie Muldoon, the headstrong daughter of Irish immigrants, forced to beg for pennies as a child on the brutal streets of New York City, grows up to become the most successful and controversial midwife of her time. As Axie's reputation grows she finds herself on a collision course with the crusading official who would be the righteous instrument of her downfall. It will take all of her power to outwit him and save both herself and those she loves from ruin. Inspired by a true story from the nineteenth century.
The thief's daughter Alan Marks
Magpie faces a dilemma when she finds a golden key : should she keep it or leave it for the owner to find?
One Love Cedella Marley
I love you too Ziggy Marley
A beautifully illustrated, multicultural children's picture book based on one of Ziggy Marley's most beloved songs, "I Love You Too." The book explores a child's relationship with parents, nature, and the unstoppable force of love.
Amalia. Diary one Ann M Martin
Amalia Vargas is the band manager for Vanish and her boyfriend is the guitarist, James, a sixteen-year-old high school junior. James's jealousy doesn't just mean Amalia can't see other guys. He doesn't want her giving her attention to anyone - not her friends, her family, or even a toddler she's visiting at a shelter. When you're thirteen, love can be tricky. But is this the kind of love that Amalia wants - and is it even love at all?
Amalia. Diary three Ann M Martin
One moment - that's all it takes to lose faith in everyone. Amalia's grades have been slipping. She's been worried about Maggie, whose mom's drinking has gotten out of control. At least Amalia and her new boyfriend, Brendan, are getting along great. But then, while she is waiting outside the theatre, several drunk girls assault her and call her racist names. Shaken, she begins to shut down - and shut out Brendan and her friends.
Amalia. Diary two Ann M Martin
Amalia knows Maggie's eating disorder is becoming severe, and makes it her mission to learn all she can to get Maggie the help she needs. Amalia's mom suggests that Maggie go to a therapist she knows, but Maggie will only go if Amalia goes with her. Between Maggie and the band, Amalia has a lot to take care of. In fact, there's so much to do that it seems like there's not a lot of time left over for her own life.
Dawn. Diary one Ann M Martin
Meet thirteen-year-old Dawn Schafer, the crunchy and health conscious member of the Baby-Sitters Club, who has returned to California to live with her father, stepmother, and brother. With new social demands and decisions to make, Dawn sees just how much her old friends have changed since she moved away. It's time for this independent girl to let go of the life she had across the country and figure out just where she belongs now.
Dawn. Diary three Ann M Martin
Dawn and Sunny used to be best friends. But now it seems like nothing can get them to talk to each other and resolve their issues. Dawn misses her former friend - even if she can't admit it. The one thing they still share is their sadness over Sunny's mom's illness. No one else understands what they're going through. But can they get through their anger long enough to rekindle their friendship?
Dawn. Diary two Ann M Martin
Dawn's dad and stepmom just had a baby girl - new, cute, and perfect … When vying for her parents' attention, how can Dawn compete? Is there even room for two daughters in her parents' lives now? Maybe she's not needed in California anymore. When Dawn heads back to Stoneybrook for the summer, perhaps it will be for good.
Ducky. Diary one Ann M Martin
Ducky's old buddies have changed, leaving him feeling alone … Maybe he doesn't need guy friends anyway. Hanging out with his new friends Dawn, Sunny, Maggie, and Amalia has been cool, but he misses the connection to his guy friends. His parents are in Ghana for a year, and have left him alone with his older brother, Ted, who is gone most of the time. When Jay throws a party and invites Ducky and Alex, Ducky thinks things might be turning around. But when the night takes an unexpected turn, Ducky realizes it's not so easy to reconnect with his old friends.
Ducky. Diary three Ann M Martin
Ducky and Sunny get along so well- does that mean they should be dating? Ducky knows most guys would love to be with Sunny, but he can't pretend to be into her when he's not. Right now, the last thing Sunny can handle is more pain. How can he let her know without hurting their friendship?
Ducky. Diary two Ann M Martin
All Ducky wants is the comfort of his family - but when they're around, he feels lonelier than ever. With no one to turn to for advice, Ducky decides to confront Alex - and his deepest fears are confirmed. This time, there's no mistaking Alex's actions for an accident.
Maggie. Diary one Ann M Martin
Maggie gets straight A's, is a talented pianist, and was just named the youngest poetry editor of the school's literary magazine, Inner Vistas. Once Maggie's friends learn of her talent, they help her land a spot as the lead singer for Vanish, the band managed by her friend Amalia. Maggie could never share this news with her dad, so when she has to choose between going to his movie opening and the battle of the bands, she takes a huge risk to make sure she's able to do it all - perfectly.
Maggie. Diary three Ann M Martin
Maggie has never ever gotten star struck - until now. Maggie and her friends have been sticking by Sunny's side since her mom's death. But Maggie's dad doesn't give up the demanding goals he's set for her, and right now he's harping on her to finish reading the script for his newest production, Love Conquers All, a new Romeo-and-Juliet flick.
Maggie. Diary two Ann M Martin
Maggie can't do much about the demands her dad puts on her. Or her mother's alcoholism. Or even her insecurity about being the lead singer of her band, Vanish. The only thing that she can control is what she eats. Or, more accurately, what she doesn't eat. Could Maggie and her mum have more in common than she thinks?
Sunny. Diary one Ann M Martin
Sunny Winslow is the life of the party. Even though her mother is suffering from lung cancer and her workaholic father is avoiding his family, Sunny is determined not to let life get her down. Headed to Venice Beach, Sunny meets the mysterious and cool Carson, who seems to understand where she's coming from. But can she run away from her problems with him, or will her true emotions creep back in?
Sunny. Diary three Ann M Martin
Sunny's mom has stopped her cancer treatments, leaving the hospital to spend her final days at home. Sunny has been sleep deprived and kind of all over the place. When a string of visitors comes through the door to say their good-byes, she finally realizes this is it. The end. Facing the pain allows Sunny to actually talk to her mom and learn a little more about her before she's gone.
Sunny. Diary two Ann M Martin
Sunny's mom isn't getting better. In fact, her health (along with her mind) is deteriorating quickly. When Sunny turns to her best friend, Dawn, for support, it seems like all she gets is guilt. It doesn't help that Dawn seems to connect better with Sunny's mom than Sunny does, or that her dad is still so absorbed with work that he is never home. But at least there is one adult whom she can talk to - Dawn's pregnant stepmom, Carol.
Dream animals : a bedtime journey Emily Winfield Martin
Furred, finned, and feathered friends await the night, when they can carry dreamers on adventures in Dreamland.
Oddfellow's Orphanage Emily Winfield Martin
Although mute, Delia quickly becomes part of the "family" at a most unusual orphanage, where classes include Fairy Tale Studies, a field trip may result in a monster sighting, and classmates include a hedgehog and a boy whose head is an onion.
A clash of kings George R. R Martin
The Iron Throne once united the Sunset Lands, but King Robert is dead, his widow is a traitor to his memory, and his surviving brothers are set on a path of war amongst themselves. A comet in the night sky, red and malevolent, the colour of blood and flame, can only be an omen of murder and war. Princess Shireen dreams of dragons waking from stone. And a white raven has brought word from the Citadel itself, foretelling the end of summer, the longest in living memory, lasting ten years. The smallfolk say it means an even longer winter to come.
A feast for crows George R. R Martin
A Feast for Crows brings to life dark magic, intrigue and terrible bloodshed as the war-torn landscape of the Seven Kingdoms is threatened by destruction as vast as any in its violent past. Against a backdrop of alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel - and the coldest hearts.
A game of thrones George R. R Martin
The struggle for the Iron Throne has begun, in a place where winters and summers may last years. 800 feet of solid ice protect the kingdom, and a panoply of medieval-based fantasy characters mix courage, cowardice, nobility and vice in equal measure.
A storm of swords George R. R Martin
The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud, and winter approaches. Beyond the Northern borders, wildlings leave their villages to gather in the ice and stone wasteland of the Frostfangs.
Creole fires Kat Martin
The Louisiana sun beat mercilessly on Nicole St. Claire just as fate, too, had been merciless. The once wealthy, flirtatious belle stood on the auction block to be sold as a servant. Her sensual figure disguised, her glorious titian hair dishevelled, she looked like a waif, but she was all woman, trembling when she recognized the highest bidder - idol of her childhood dreams, the owner of plantation Belle Chene.
Desert heat Kat Martin
For Ph.D. candidate Patience Sinclair, leaving the ivy-covered campus of Boston University for the wide, open spaces of Texas means a chance to stop looking over her shoulder at every turn. Travelling incognito with the Triple C Rodeo will help her finish her dissertation on the American West while hiding in plain sight. But she can't hide from Dallas Kingman. The champion rider makes it clear that he's watching her… and he likes what he sees. But everything about Dallas, from his country drawl to his rugged Texas charm, is unfamiliar to Patience.
Magnificent passage Kat Martin
Mandy Ashton flees her stifling existence at Fort Laramie, only to fall for Travis Langley, a white man raised by the Cheyenne and her escort on the dangerous trip west.
Natchez flame Kat Martin
She sold everything she owned to go west and marry a powerful land baron she'd never seen. But Priscilla Wills hadn't counted on the gunfight - or the gunfighter - who would change her life: the tall, broad-shouldered man who killed her guardian in self-defence.
Savannah heat Kat Martin
Despite her disguise as Silver Jones, tavern maid, Lady Selena Hardwich-Jones was captured by bounty hunters combing the Georgia coast for the runaway with hair pale as spun silver and eyes like soft brown velvet. Forced onto a ship headed for her home in the West Indies, Silver vowed to make her break for freedom. But in the vessel's brash owner she found a will to match her own.
The ant and the grasshopper Diane Marwood
A simple retelling of a favourite Aesop fable. Grasshopper thinks Ant should stop working so hard and just enjoy the hot summer. But what will happen when the cold winter comes?
The fox and the crow Diane Marwood
A simple retelling of a favourite Aesop fable. Crow has some food, and Fox wants it! Can he think of a clever plan to make Crow drop the food?
The lion and the mouse Diane Marwood
A simple retelling of a favourite Aesop fable. Mouse is in big trouble when he wakes Lion up…but one day, Lion might need Mouse's help!
Life! Death! Prizes! Stephen May
He knows because he reads about it in magazines that people die every day in ways that are more random and tragic and stupid than hers, but for nineteen-year-old Billy and his little brother, Oscar, their mother's death in a bungled street robbery is the most random and tragic and stupid thing that could possibly have happened to them. And as Billy's obsession with his mother's missing killer grows, he risks losing sight of the one thing that really matters. Funny, bittersweet and unforgettable, Life! Death! Prizes! is a story of grief, resilience and brotherly love.
Wake up happy every day Stephen May
Nicky has always known Russell was rich, but he has no idea how astronomically rich Russell is until his friend drops dead, on his 50th birthday, in his San Francisco mansion, with Nicky as the only witness. And now Nicky has come up with an uncharacteristically daring plan. If Nicky were to become Russell and leave his old life lying dead on the bathroom floor, then he, his wife Sarah and their daughter Scarlett could start again. This is a novel about dreams and delusions, family and friendship, and what happens if you do actually find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Quick and Easy Paleo Comfort Foods Julie Mayfield
A girl is a half-formed thing Eimear McBride
This incredible debut novel tells, with astonishing insight and in brutal detail, the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. Touching on everything from family violence to sexuality and the personal struggle to remain intact in times of intense trauma, McBride writes with singular intensity, acute sensitivity and mordant wit.
At Home with Modern June Kelly McCants
The real McCaw : Richie McCaw the autobiography Richie McCaw with Greg McGee
In his bestselling autobiography, McCaw talks with brutal honesty about the roots of his family life that defined his character and how it gave him the strength to emerge from the lowest moment in his career to lift the Webb Ellis Cup, and become the most successful captain world rugby has ever seen.
How to make your house a home Kevin McCloud
Kevin McCloud's advice for setting up or doing up your home. Kevin will show you the things worth spending your money on, and the things you might cut back on. Helpful and incisive advice on design, construction and style from the foremost voice in modern architectural design.
The lost child Suzanne McCourt
Sylvie is five. It's the 1950s and she lives in Burley Point, a fishing village south of the Coorong on Australia's wild southern coast. She worships her older brother Dunc. She tries to make sense of her brooding mother, and her moody father who abandons the family to visit The Trollop, Layle Lewis, who lives across the lagoon. It's hard to keep secrets in a small town, but when Dunc goes missing, Sylvie is terrified that she is the cause. As the years go by she learns how tiny events can changes entire lives, and how leaving might be the only solution when the world will never be the same again.
The first man in Rome Colleen McCullough
A story tracing the creation of Republican Rome presents those who founded an empire, including Marius and Sulla, each determined to become the First Man of Rome.
The grass crown Colleen McCullough
The general who saved Rome from invasion, Gaius Marius, has moved into decline. Lucius Sulla, formerly his right-hand man, is now in competition with Gaius in order to gain his own military success. This novel documents their rivalry.
A darker domain Val McDermid
This psychological thriller mixes fiction with one of the most symbolic and exceptional moments in recent history - the national miners' strike. It seemed like an unsolvable mystery at the time: a wealthy heiress and son kidnapped in Fife, then a botched payoff, leaving her dead with no trace of the child. So when, over twenty-five years later, a possible clue is discovered by a journalist in Tuscany, cold case expert DI Karen Pirie doesn't hold much hope of unravelling the infamous enigma.
Northanger Abbey Val McDermid
In this modern retelling of Austen's classic, bookish minister's daughter Cat Morland joins her well-to-do friends in Edinburgh and falls for an up-and-coming lawyer who may harbour unsettling secrets.
Cloudy with a chance of boys Megan McDonald
While older sister Alex is trying to orchestrate a perfect first kiss with her heartthrob and younger sister Joey prefers frogs to boys, Stevie Reel wonders if she is ready for a boyfriend while being pursued by a new boy in her class.
Judy Moody and the bad luck charm Megan McDonald
Judy Moody is on a lucky streak thanks to her lucky penny. Then the lucky penny has an unfortunate accident.
Judy Moody and the NOT bummer summer Megan McDonald
Judy's big plans for the summer seem ruined when two of her best friends go away, and then her parents leave her and Stink with Aunt Opal, but a new "thrill-a-delic" plan has her racing toward fun.
Judy Moody : the doctor is in! Megan McDonald
Judy is excited about becoming a doctor, especially when Class 3T starts a new unit on the human body, but she learns more about being a patient when she catches tonsillitis from her little brother, Stink.
Rule of three Megan McDonald
In Acton, Oregon, sisters Alex, Stevie, and Joey take turns telling about their lives, including auditioning for the same part in the school musical, baking contest-worthy cupcakes, and becoming obsessed with "Little Women."
The Sisters Club Megan McDonald
In Acton, Oregon, sisters Alex, Stevie, and Joey take turns telling about their lives, including their long line of actor ancestors, creative family dinners, toe marshmallows, swearing in Shakespeare, and the Sisters Club.
Bombmaker Claire McFall
The English government have closed the borders with their Celtic neighbours. Any Celt found in England is branded with a tattoo, found twice they are executed. Scottish Lizzie is the 'property' of psychopathic London gang boss Alexander. Can Lizzie escape Alexander's deadly grip and at what price her betrayal?
Ferryman Claire McFall
When Dylan emerges from the wreckage of a train crash onto a bleak Scottish hillside, she meets a strange boy who seems to be waiting for her. But Tristan is no ordinary teenage boy, and the journey across the desolate, wraith-infested wasteland is no ordinary journey.
The little gray bunny Barbara Barbieri McGrath
Poor little gray bunny. He's the only one that does any work around the barn. When the little gray bunny finds a big pile of eggs ready for dyeing and hiding, his lazy friends refuse to help. But when it comes time for the Easter egg hunt, the turtle, duck, and lamb can't wait to join in and get a prize. But the little gray bunny has a trick up his sleeve - and the prize is not what his friends expect.
Constance Patrick McGrath
The cool, beautiful Constance Schuyler lives alone in Manhattan in the early 1960s. At a literary party, she meets Sidney Klein, a professor of poetry twenty years her senior. Sidney is a single father with a poor marital record, and he pursues Constance with relentless determination. When she learns devastating new information about her past, Constance's fragile psyche suffers a profound shock. Her marriage, already tottering, threatens to collapse completely.
Like My Mother Always Said Erin McHugh
Bright lights, big city Jay McInerney
The novel follows a young man, living in Manhattan as if he owned it, through nightclubs, fashion shows, editorial offices, and loft parties as he attempts to outstrip mortality and the recurring approach of dawn. With nothing but goodwill, controlled substances, and wit to sustain him in this anti-quest, he runs until he reaches his reckoning point, where he is forced to acknowledge loss and, possibly, to rediscover his better instincts.
Brightness falls Jay McInerney
Corrine Calloway is a young stockbroker on Wall Street, her husband Russell an underpaid but ambitious publishing editor. The happily married couple head into New York's 1980s gold rush but the Calloways soon find out that what goes up must come crashing down, both on Wall Street and at home. Brightness Falls captures lives-in-the-making: men and women confronting their sudden middle-age with wit and low behaviour, fear and confusion, and, just occasionally, a little honesty and decency.
The good life Jay McInerney
Ten years on from Brightness Falls, Russell Calloway is still a literary editor although in a diminished capacity; his wife, Corrine, has sacrificed her career to watch anxiously over their children. Across town Luke McGavock, a wealthy ex-investment banker, is taking a sabbatical from making money, struggling to reconnect with his socially resplendent wife, Sasha, and their angst-ridden teenage daughter, Ashley. These two Manhattan families are teetering on the brink of change when 9/11 happens.
How it ended Jay McInerney
Discover a world of sex, excess and urban paranoia where worlds collide, relationships fragment and the dark underbelly of the American dream is exposed. A transsexual prostitute accidentally propositions his own father. A senator's serial infidelities leave him in hot water. And two young lovers spend Christmas together high on different drugs. McInerney's characters struggle together in a shifting world where old certainties dissolve and nobody can be sure of where they stand.
The last bachelor Jay McInerney
In true McInerney style, this new collection of stories examines post 9/11 America in all its dark and morally complex glory. His characters include a young woman holed up in a remote cabin while her (married) boyfriend campaigns for the highest of all offices, a couple whose sexual experiments cross every line imaginable, a young socialite called home to nurse her mother and an older one scheming for her next husband. These stories are deftly constructed, subtle, insightful and heartbreaking.
The last of the savages Jay McInerney
When staid Patrick Keane meets his roommate at a New England boarding-school, a strange, enduring friendship of extremes is forged. For Will Savage, privileged white son of the Mississippi Delta, has embraced black soul music and adopted its raw, searing anthems as his own. Spanning three decades from the turbulent sixties to the nineties, The Last of the Savages is a profound exploration of interracial love, music, family, honour and friendship.
Model behaviour Jay McInerney
I'm sick of all this pointless glamour,' his glamorous girlfriend said. 'I want a simple life.' If only Connor McNab had listened. Now Philomena is off to California, allegedly on a fashion shoot, but he doesn't know where she is staying and a sinking feeling tells him that she might never come back. Thanks goodness for Pallas, a knock-out table dancer with a heart of gold.
The story of my life Jay McInerney
Supported by her father's money, Alison Poole lives on New York's Upper East Side, spending her days visiting the tanning salon, inhaling cocaine and searching for true love - until life in the fast lane spins out of control.
Falling glass Adrian McKinty
Fifty grand Adrian McKinty
A man is killed in a hit-and-run on a frozen mountain road in the town of Fairview, Colorado. He is an illegal immigrant in a rich Hollywood resort community not unlike Telluride. No one is prosecuted for his death and his case is quietly forgotten. Six months later another illegal makes a treacherous run across the border. Secretly, she begins to investigate the shadowy collision that left her father dead.
I hear the sirens in the street Adrian McKinty
Sean Duffy knows there's no such thing as a perfect crime. But a torso in a suitcase pretty close. Still, one tiny clue is all it takes, and there it is. A tattoo. So Duffy, fully fit and back at work after the severe trauma of his last case, is ready to follow the trail of blood however faint that always, always connects a body to its killer.
Moonlight on my mind Jennifer McQuiston
Eleven months ago, Julianne's statement to the authorities wrongly implicated Patrick, the new Earl of Haversham, in his older brother's death. The chit is as much trouble as her red hair suggests, and just as captivating. Now she has impetuously tracked him to the wilds of Scotland, insisting that he return home to face a murder charge and save his family from ruin.
Summer is for lovers Jennifer McQuiston
Though she was just a girl when they first met, Caroline Tolbertsons infatuation with David Cameron remains undimmed. Now fate has brought the handsome Scotsman back to Brighton for what promises to be an unforgettable summer. Past mistakes have convinced David he'll make a terrible husband, though he will gladly help the unconventional Caroline find a suitor. Unfortunately, she has something more scandalous in mind.
What happens in Scotland Jennifer McQuiston
When Lady Georgette Thorold awoke she saw her corset hanging from the armoire, a very handsome, very naked Scotsman lying beside her … and a wedding ring on her finger! Before the attractive stranger can tell her his name she runs for it. Little does she know, James MacKenzie isn't clear on what happened the night before either. All he knows is that his money is missing and the stunning woman who just ran from the room is either his wife or a thief … or possibly both.
Arcadia awakens Kai Meyer
When troubled teenager Rosa escapes her life in New York to stay with family in Sicily, she stumbles into a sinister Mafia underworld of murder, corruption and bitter, generations-old rivalries. Can Rosa unravel the dark secrets of the past before untamed savagery is unleashed on the present?
Arcadia burns Kai Meyer
Follow up to the critically-acclaimed Arcadia Awakens. Hunted by their enemies and manipulated by their allies, Rosa and Alessandro encounter corruption, intrigue and mortal danger at every turn. Will it force them together or drive them apart?
Arcadia falls Kai Meyer
Everyone close to mafia clan leader Rosa Alcantara is dead. Everything she's ever known about her life is a lie. Everywhere she turns there is a trap. As the clock ticks down to their own destruction, it's a race against time for young lovers Rosa and Alessandro as they evade murderers, track down clues, and avoid a showdown with the man who wants them dead.
The Dalai Lama's Cat David Michie
The Dalai Lama's Cat and the Art of Purring David Michie
The duchess war Courtney Milan
Miss Minerva Lane is a quiet, be-spectacled wallflower, and she wants to keep it that way. So when a handsome duke comes to town, the last thing she wants is his attention. But that's precisely what she gets. Because Robert Blaisdell, the Duke of Clermont, is not fooled.
The Gilded Edge Danny Miller
Kiss Me Quick Danny Miller
The food lover's guide to Florence : with culinary excursions in Tuscany Emily Wise Miller
More than a million English-speaking visitors descend on Florence annually, but few venture beyond the usual circuit of tourist restaurants to experience authentic Tuscan cuisine. This updated guide to the best gourmet restaurants and off-the-beaten-path locales offers in-depth profiles of the spots Florentines themselves treasure.
Lunch at the shop : the art and practice of the midday meal Peter Miller
Lunch at the Shop is a call to lunch. On the most basic level, the book is a primer for making lunch for a few people at work, including more than 45 tried-and-tested, deliciously simple recipes. However, the essence of the book is about adopting a lifestyle that allows food to be savoured every day, in a way that is easy, fresh, healthy, and a pleasure.
What you can learn from 10,000 ants Peter Miller
The swarm behaviour of ant colonies has inspired computer programs for streamlining factory processes, telephone networks, and truck routes - find out how in this enlightening short that introduces a new take on the concept of collective intelligence and how it can be used to solve some of our most complex problems in business, science and technology.
Shadow of the Rock Thomas Mogford
Sign of the Cross Thomas Mogford
A cup of light Nicole Mones
Lia Frank, an appraiser of fine Chinese porcelain, is sent from New York to Beijing to catalogue and appraise a rare collection of twenty pieces. As Lia examines her treasure, she finds herself drawn into the underworld of Chinese art professional smugglers who take porcelain between mainland China and Hong Kong, connoisseurs looking for a special piece, and the Chinese police, who seek to impose the highest penalty on smugglers. And Lia begins a love affair that could alter the course of her life forever.
The last Chinese chef Nicole Mones
When recently widowed Maggie McElroy is called to China to settle a claim against her late husband's estate, she is blindsided by the discovery that he may have led a double life. It is here, amid lessons of tradition, obligation, and human connection that she finds the secret ingredient that may yet heal her heart.
Lost in translation Nicole Mones
Night in Shanghai Nicole Mones
Sailing to Shanghai in 1936 to lead a black jazz orchestra, Thomas Greene goes from being flat broke in segregated Baltimore to living in a mansion with servants of his own, and from the classical piano pieces he was trained to play to the toe-tapping swing of the big band era. Song Yuhua is refined, educated, and bonded since age eighteen to Shanghai's most powerful crime boss in payment for her father's gambling debts. Outwardly submissive, she burns with rage, longs for escape, and risks her life spying on her master for the Communist Party. With Shanghai shattered by the Japanese invasion, Thomas and Song find their way to each other and forge a bond from which neither can back down in the turbulent years that follow.
Full circle : love and friendship in the 1950s Connie Monk
1957. An unexpected inheritance from her late aunt gives Louisa Harding the opportunity to move to Lexleigh and set up her own accountancy business. When she ends up delivering her new neighbour Bella's baby during a storm, a strong bond is formed between the two women. However, Louisa cannot help her growing attraction towards Bella's husband, Leo.
The healing stream Connie Monk
After the death of her grandmother, nineteen-year-old Tessa moves to her aunt and uncle's farm and takes work as a companion to a disabled girl named Deirdre, and as Deirdre benefits from Tessa's guidance, Tessa enjoys the attention of a friend of Deirdre's father.
When the bough breaks Connie Monk
It is the summer of 1939, and Dennis and Kathie Hawthorne, who run Westways, a village market garden, are utterly content. But when war arrives, Dennis, a member of the TA, is called up immediately, leaving Kathie to engage helpers and run the garden.
Two turtle doves : a memoir of making things Alex Monroe
Growing up in 1970s Suffolk in a crumbling giant of a house with wild, tangled gardens, Alex Monroe was left to wreak havoc by invention. From full-out warfare waged against the local schoolboys to the freedom found in daredevil Raleigh bike antics to the delicacies of dress-making and the most intricate designs for jewellery, Two Turtle Doves traces the intimate journey of how an idea is transformed from a fleeting thought into an exquisite piece of jewellery. It is about where we find our creativity, how we remember and why we make the things we do.
A stillness of chimes Meg Moseley
On her summer break from teaching in Colorado, Laura wants to focus on wrapping up her mother's estate. Turns out dodging painful memories becomes impossible when her lifelong friend and former beau Sean Halloran reveals that the town is buzzing with rumours because of numerous sightings of her father, Elliott. Problem is, her father has been dead since she was seventeen.
Blue light Walter Mosley
It is the mid 1960s, and the people of San Francisco are ready for transcendence. One night, beams of blue light streak down from space, killing some, driving others mad, and lifting a lucky few to a state of blissful brilliance. Horace LaFontaine is also touched by the light - but instead of advancing to a higher state, he finds his body inhabited by a vicious intergalactic visitor known as Gray Man.
Odyssey Walter Mosley
Sovereign's doctors can't find anything wrong with him, nor does he remember any physical or psychological trauma. His sight briefly, miraculously returns during a mugging: for a few seconds, he can see as well as hear a young female bystander's cries of distress. Now he must grapple with two questions: What caused him to lose his vision - and, perhaps more troubling, why does violence restore it? As Sovereign searches for the woman he glimpsed, he will come to question everything he valued about his former life.
Born & bred Peter Murphy
Danny Boyle was a born angel. At least that's what his granny used to say, and she should know - she raised him after his parents proved incapable. When she becomes ill, Danny is reunited with his parents but they do not get to live happily ever after, as the ghosts of the past haunt their days. And when the old woman dies, all of her secrets come to light and shatter everything Danny believes in.
More Bears! Kenn Nesbitt
Americanah Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Half of a Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Lady Friday Garth Nix
Arthur Penhaligon has defeated four of the seven Trustees, but his week is getting worse and worse. The Piper's New Nithling army controls most of the Great Maze, and Superior Saturday is causing trouble wherever she can. Arthur can't even find out what is happening back home. All he knows is that Leaf is missing - and so is her family, along with Arthur's mother, his brother Eric, and thousands of other people who were transferred from regular hospitals to a sinister institution in another world.
Lirael Garth Nix
When a dangerous necromancer threatens to unleash a long-buried evil, Lirael and Prince Sameth are drawn into a battle to save the Old Kingdom and reveal their true destinies.
The mystery of the golden card Garth Nix
When eccentric Young Master Rourke dies in suspicious circumstances, troubletwisters Jack and Jaide are sent on a mission by their father to retrieve a lost Golden Card from somewhere within the vast Rourke estate. But secret agents for The Evil are also in pursuit of the card, and the troubletwister twins know that whoever finds it first will gain access to a Gift more powerful or terrible than any other.
Hansel and Gretel and the green witch Laura North and Chris Jevons
In this classic fairy tale retold with a twist Hansel and Gretel are greedy and unfit. Their father, the woodcutter plans a trip to the woods, but they soon get lost and discover a hungry, health-conscious witch!
The Pied Piper and the wrong song Laura North and Scoular Anderson
The Pied Piper has been asked to rid the town of rats. But when he plays his magic pipe, very strange things start to happen.
Black Powder War Naomi Novik
Blood of Tyrants Naomi Novik
Crucible of Gold Naomi Novik
Empire of Ivory Naomi Novik
Temeraire Naomi Novik
Throne of Jade Naomi Novik
Tongues of Serpents Naomi Novik
Victory of Eagles Naomi Novik
The chisellers Brendan O'Carroll
The Browne brood is about to be relocated to the wilds of suburban Finglas when their tenement is demolished as part of an 'Inner City Renewal Plan.' With the help of her ambitious eldest boy and her persistent French suitor, Agnes copes with the ups and downs of 'rural' life, one unscrupulous gangster, and the son who is well on his way to breaking his mother's heart.
The granny Brendan O'Carroll
The final book in the Agnes Browne trilogy. At forty-seven years of age Agnes, now thirteen years happily widowed, enters the 1980s with a fruit stall in Moore Street, a French lover and six children, five of them in their twenties. And as the family expands so do the problems but Agnes Browne is nothing if not a fighter, and she squares her shoulders, offers up a quick one to her departed pal, Marion, and sets about getting things back on an even keel - or as even as things ever get in the Brown household!
The mammy Brendan O'Carroll
Agnes Browne is a widow of only a few hours when she goes to the Social Welfare Office. Living in James Larkin Flats, with Redser's legacy - seven little Brownes - to support on the income from her Moore Street stall, she can't afford to miss a day's pension. Life is like that for Agnes and her best pal Marion. But they still have time for a laugh and a jar, and Agnes even has a dream - that one day she will dance with Cliff Richard.
What was lost Catherine O'Flynn
A lost little girl with her notebook and toy monkey appears on the CCTV screens of the Green Oaks shopping centre, evoking memories of junior detective, Kate Meaney, missing for 20 years. Kurt, a security guard with a sleep disorder and Lisa, a disenchanted deputy manager at Your Music, follow her through the centre's endless corridors - welcome relief from customers, colleagues and the Green Oaks mystery shopper. But, as this after-hours friendship grows in intensity, it brings new loss and new longing to light.
Little drifters Kathleen O'Shea
Based in Ireland in the 1960s and 70s, Kathleen's story is a story of extreme hardship, suffering and abuse. It is the story of 11 siblings, abandoned by their mother and torn from their father, incarcerated in convents and then driven apart in the cruellest ways imaginable; it is the story of their ruined childhoods and their fight for recompense. But more than that, it is a story of courage, survival and the incredible strength of sibling bonds against overwhelming adversities.
The Black Cat Detectives Wendy O'Shea-Meddour
Something suspicious is going on in Cinnamon Grove… Auntie Urooj, world-famous beetle expert, is lonely and Ramzi and his friend Shaima Stalk think they have the perfect solution - a suitor from Truly Deeply Muslims online marriage agency! But smooth-talking Rasheed is not all he seems.
A hen in the wardrobe Wendy O'Shea-Meddour
Ramzi's dad is acting very strangely. He climbs trees in the middle of the night, and even goes into Ramzi's wardrobe looking for a hen. The trouble is, he's sleepwalking because he's homesick for his native Algeria. So Ramzi, Dad and Mum go back to Dad's Berber village in the desert region of North Africa, and Ramzi meets his Berber grandmother and cousins, and even braves the scary Sheherazad.
The Man Who Loved Dogs Leonardo Padura
OxTravels Michael Palin
The poets' wives David Park
Three women, each destined to play the role of a poet's wife: Catherine Blake, the wife of William Blake a poet, painter and engraver who struggles for recognition in a society that dismisses him as a madman; Nadezhda Mandelstam, wife of Russian poet Osip Mandelstam, whose poetry costs him his life under Stalin's terror; and the wife of a fictional contemporary Irish poet, who looks back on her marriage during the days after her husband's death as she seeks to fulfil his final wish.
The story of Kew Gardens in photographs Lynn Parker
This splendidly illustrated book about the world famous botanic gardens at Kew examines their historic impact and importance. With 250 fascinating photographs, many of them previously unseen, it describes the botanical, social, cultural, political and technological developments of the past two centuries and highlights the pivotal role that plants have played in British life.
All I Have in This World Michael Parker
Getting mother's body Suzan-Lori Parks
Learning that a company plans to dig up the area where her mother is buried, supposedly with a cache of jewels, Billy Beede, poor and pregnant, heads for Arizona to rescue her mother's body and search for the jewels that could bring her a new life.
Lorraine Pascale's a lighter way to bake Lorraine Pascale
In this fabulous new book, Lorraine Pascale, Britain's beloved chef and TV personality, brings together the two hottest trends in cookery right now: baking and eating lighter, healthier meals! Each recipe has a comparison with a standard version so you can see just how much better for you Lorraine's way is.
The rooftop beekeeper : Megan Paska with Rachel Wharton Megan Paska
The number of urban beekeepers has escalated with more than 25 percent increases year over year in the United States and the United Kingdom. From a go-to authority on beekeeping and backyard farming, The Rooftop Beekeeper is the first handbook to explore the ease and charm of keeping bees in an urban environment.
The ADHD Handbook Stuart Passmore
The Earl Denise Patrick
Family Scandals Denise Patrick
The Importance of Almack's Denise Patrick
The Marquis Denise Patrick
The Scarred Heir Denise Patrick
The Dashwood sisters tell all Beth Pattillo
Sent by their dying mother on a tour of Hampshire, England, that follows in the footsteps of Jane Austen, Ellen and Mimi Dodge discover the secrets that nearly tore Jane and her sister Cassandra apart, and inspired one of the greatest love stories of all time.
Mr. Darcy broke my heart Beth Pattillo
Claire Prescott doesn't understand Mr. Darcy's appeal but when she agrees to stand in for her sister at a Jane Austen seminar in Oxford, England, she finds herself holding a lost version of Pride and Prejudice. Scholars thought Austen's original manuscript was destroyed centuries ago, but as Clair reads the beloved author's first draft, she discovers that Austen didn't always have Darcy in mind for Lizzie Bennet.
Clucky in the Garden of Mirrors Mar Pavon
Clucky the Hen Mar Pavon
The Crusades of Cesar Chavez Miriam Pawel
Nineteen seventy four David Peace
This is the first part of the Red Riding Quartet. It's winter, 1974, and Ed Dunford's the crime correspondent of the Evening Post. He didn't know that this Christmas was going to be a season in hell. A dead little girl with a swan's wings stitched to her back.
Nineteen eighty David Peace
Third in the Red Riding quartet, this tale is set in 1980, when the Yorkshire Ripper murders his thirteenth victim. Assistant Chief Constable Hunter is drawn into a world of corruption and sleaze. When his house is burned down and his wife threatened, his quest becomes personal.
Nineteen eighty three David Peace
The intertwining storylines see the Red Riding Quartet's central themes of corruption and the perversion of justice come to a head as BJ the rent boy, lawyer Big John Piggott, and cop Maurice Oldfield, find themselves on a collision course that can only end in terrible vengeance.
Nineteen seventy seven David Peace
Second in the Red Riding quartet, this tale is set in Jubilee year. Its heroes, the half-decent copper Bof Fraser and the burnt-out hack Jack Whitehead are the only two who suspect that there is more than one killer at large among the Chapeltown whores.
Felt toys for little ones : handmade playsets to spark imaginative play Jessica Peck
This title lets you turn off the tech and turn on the imagination with these engaging handmade toys. You can create artistic handmade toys to delight your little ones. From a charming tea party and delicious ice cream shop to an adventuresome tepee, the fun-worthy projects in this book will ignite your child's imagination and provide hours of open-ended play.
The Unlikely Settler Lipika Pelham
Modern pioneering : more than 150 recipes, projects, and skills for a self-sufficient life Georgia Pellegrini
A cookbook and backyard gardening and homesteading guide for women who want to grow food efficiently, cook seasonal recipes, or even try foraging, camping, and living off the land.
The One-Way Bridge Cathie Pelletier
Knitting pretty : simple instructions for 30 fabulous projects Kris Percival
At long last, a knitting book that's certifiably hip. Aimed at the rapidly growing new generation of knitters, Knitting Pretty offers up 30 smart-looking projects presented in language ordinary human beings can understand.
Knitting to go : 25 chic and easy patterns Kris Percival
So long, bulky pattern books! Farewell, crinkled photocopies! Knitting to Go makes it a cinch to knit in trains, planes, and automobiles, at church, at school, bellied up to the bar … wherever you find your crafty self.
Kumar's Family Cookbook: Lunch Kumar Pereira
Kids these days Drew Perry
Walter and Alice are expecting their first baby, but their timing is a bit off: Walter, once a successful loan officer, has been unexpectedly downsized. They've had to relocate to Florida so that they can live rent-free - in Alice's deceased aunt's condo. When Alice's brother-in-law, Mid, offers Walter a job, he literally can't refuse. But what he doesn't know far outweighs what he does know and soon enough, things escalate.
The summer I found you Jolene B. (Jolene Betty) Perry
Kate, seeking distraction from her recent diabetes diagnosis, begins dating Aidan, a young veteran who lost an arm in Afghanistan, and the two soon realize that they might mean more to each other than they first thought.
11 James Phelan
Sam's deepest fears have become real and his enemies grow ever-more powerful. Struggling to stay one step ahead, Sam must locate 11 more dreamers and solve the next piece of the puzzle.
Chasers James Phelan
Jesse is on a UN Youth Ambassadors camp in New York when his subway is rocked by an explosion. Jesse and his three friends, Dave, Anna and Mini, crawl out from the wreckage to discover a city in chaos. Streets are deserted. Buildings are in ruins. Worse, the only other survivors seem to be infected with a virus that turns them into horrifying predators. As the four teenagers navigate their way through a destroyed city, they'll discover the lengths one will go to survive.
Lady be good Susan Elizabeth Phillips
A British headmistress determined to lose her reputation arrives in Texas, where she meets a play-boy athlete who has been blackmailed into being her chauffeur.
Picture perfect Jodi Picoult
A woman wakes to find herself lying on top of a grave. She is hurt and bleeding, and her memory has been wiped clean. She is taken by surprise when she is finally identified by Alex Rivers, Hollywood movie star, her husband. It is only as her memory gradually returns that her picture perfect life comes crumbling down, and she is faced with a choice.
The tenth circle Jodi Picoult
To become part of a family, Daniel Stone reinvented himself - jettisoning all his anger to become a docile, devoted husband and father. His wife teaches Dante's Inferno at a local college; his daughter, Trixie, is the light of his life - and a girl who only knows her father as the even-tempered, mild-mannered man he has been her whole life. Until, that is, she is date raped! and Daniel finds himself struggling, again, with a powerlessness and a rage that may not just swallow him whole, but destroy his family and his future.
City of fate Nicola Pierce
Imagine your home is bombed one Sunday afternoon by a horde of enemy planes. Imagine your family has gone and you are left behind. This is the fate of five-year-old Peter and two teenagers Yuri and Tanya. Imagine being ordered to leave school to fight the terrifying Nazis in WWII. Imagine you are right in the middle of a battle; it's you or them - you have no choice. This is the fate of Vlad and his three classmates. The battlefield is the city of Stalingrad, the pride of Russia. Germany's Adolf Hitler wants the city badly, but Josef Stalin refuses to let go. Nobody has managed to stop the triumphant Nazi invasion across Europe. It all depends on one city - Stalingrad - her citizens, her soldiers and her children
The adventures of Ook and Gluk : Kung-fu cavemen from the future Dav Pilkey
Meet Ook and Gluk, the stars of this sensationally silly graphic novel from the creators of Captain Underpants! It's 500,001 BC, and Ook and Gluk's hometown of Caveland, Ohio, is under attack by an evil corporation from the future.
Captain Underpants and the big, bad battle of the Bionic Booger Boy. Part 2, The revenge of the ridiculous Robo-Boogers : the seventh epic novel Dav Pilkey
George, Harold, Captain Underpants, and Sulu the Bionic Hamster battle the three Ridiculous Robo-Boogers in an attempt to turn the Bionic Booger Boy back into Melvin Sneedly.
The invasion of the potty snatchers Dav Pilkey
In trouble with their principal because of their comic books about poop, George and Harold decide to create a new graphic novel about an entirely different subject: pee.
Tula Pink's city sampler : 100 modern quilt blocks Tula Pink
Make a beautiful, modern quilt of your own design with the 100 original quilt blocks or try one of the 5 city-themed sampler quilts designed by Tula.
Music night at the Apollo : a memoir of drifting Lilian Pizzichini
In 2006, Lilian Pizzichini swaps life on dry land for a narrowboat on the Paddington arm of the Grand Union Canal. The Adam Bonny, moored between Newlocks and Shackleton Estates, is to be the place she can learn more about her extensive working-class London family - and the place where she will become pulled into a strange underbelly of drugs, vagrant neighbours and criminals.
Lately Lily Micah Player
Where has Lily been lately? Everywhere! In this heartfelt picture book from illustrator Micah Player, Lily - a world travelling girl with boundless curiosity - goes on enviable adventures with her best friend Zeborah, travelling by plane, train, boat, and even by camel.
So irresistible Lisa Plumley
Tantalizing. Hot. And mouth-wateringly delicious. The pizzas at the Portland restaurant chain Shane Maresca is secretly priming for takeover are all that and more. Unfortunately for him, so is Gabriella Grimani, the business owner's daughter. He had no idea who she was when they had their first X-rated one night stand. Now she's all he can think about.
Rumpled Stilton-Skin Daniel Postgate
In this new twist on the traditional fairy tale a funny little man named Rumpled Stilton Skin appears when the poor cheese-maker's daughter needs his help. He makes her beautiful for a ball, but what will he ask for in return?
Burn mark Laura Powell
In an alternate London, England, the lives of a fifteen-year-old girl eagerly awaiting the development of her "fae," or witch abilities, and the son of a man who sentences witches to death by burning, intersect when the son makes a startling discovery.
Goddess Laura Powell
Life in the Sanctuary is a flurry of lavish parties, in-house shopping sprees and gossip with best friend Cally. What little Aura knows of conditions outside the exclusive grounds come from censored News channels or is learnt on procession to the Temple of Artemis. But then Aura meets Aiden, whose radical ideas and irresistible charm forces Aura to question everything - and everyone - she loves.
Witch fire, Laura Powell
Glory and Lucas are from different sides of the tracks - and, for now, on the same side. Both are witches. Both are working for the government on a secret mission. And now they are being sent to Switzerland, undercover, to see if an elite boarding school has been infiltrated by Endor, a breakaway terrorist witch organisation.
In search of the blue tiger Robert Power
Eleven year old Oscar Flowers is on a quest to make sense of the strange world of adults that surround him in the seaside town of Tidetown. The bizarre behaviour of his parents and great aunt impels him to search for the blue tiger, a powerful and beautiful animal that will save his family from themselves.
Meatloaf in Manhattan Robert Power
In these sixteen tales, Robert Power captures the joys and frailties of seemingly ordinary lives with extraordinary perception and wit. The stories take us from a Manhattan diner to a train station in Vietnam, from the Wild West to small town Australia, in a dazzling display of faith in language and in life. Each delicious story transports the reader into another world and life with authorial grace and an assured lightness of touch.
Coal sacks for curtains Joni Powling
On 3rd December, 1939, Britain declared war on Germany. The award-winning Coal Sacks for Curtains places readers deep in the ruins and rubble of London during those war-torn years, when German planes pounded the capital night after night.
Gluten free bread for beginners : easy and delicious gluten free bread recipes Shasta Press
Gluten-Free Bread for Beginners will guide you through the basics of gluten-free baking with 75 delicious gluten-free bread recipes; 15 strategies for baking gluten-free bread that will please your entire household; a comprehensive guide to the top substitutes for wheat, rye, and barley flours to use in your gluten-free bread.
Cities of gold Douglas J Preston
This new ebook edition of Cities of Gold includes for very first time over 100 never-before-published photographs taken during the author's epic, thousand mile horseback journey across Arizona and New Mexico. It also includes many rare and extraordinary historical photographs of the Old West, Native Americans, pioneers, prospectors, Indian pueblos, and vanished landscapes.
Found Sarah Prineas
Sneaking out of prison isn't easy, unless you are a thief, or a wizard. Luckily, Conn is both! Trouble is, once he's out, where does he go? His home is a pile of rubble since he blew it up doing magic. His master, the wizard Nevery, is not happy with him. Worst of all, Conn's been exiled, and staying in the city will mean his death. But Wellmet is in danger from an evil predator coming to destroy the city, and Conn must set off on a quest to fight it.
Lost Sarah Prineas
Conn's quest to save his city's magic has become urgent: his power stone is lost and Shadowmen, ruthless assassins, are stalking the city's people. But when Conn blows up Wizard Nevery's beloved home, he is banished by his own master. Determined to return and save Wellmet, he travels to Desh, a glittering city in the desert.
The magic thief Sarah Prineas
Conn should have dropped dead the day he picked Nevery's pocket and stole the wizard's locus magicalicus, a stone used to focus magic and work spells. But for some reason he did not. Astonished and intrigued, Nevery agrees to take Conn on as his apprentice, on the condition that the boy finds a locus stone of his own within a month.
The bookseller Mark Pryor
Who is killing the celebrated bouquinistes of Paris? Max-an elderly Paris bookstall owner-is abducted at gunpoint. His friend, Hugo Marston, head of security at the US embassy, looks on helplessly, powerless to do anything to stop the kidnapper. Marston launches a search, enlisting the help of semiretired CIA agent Tom Green. Their investigation reveals that Max was a Holocaust survivor and later became a Nazi hunter. Is his disappearance somehow tied to his grim history, or even to the mysterious old books he sold?
The crypt thief Mark Pryor
It's summer in Paris and two tourists have been killed in Pere La Chaise cemetery in front of Jim Morrison's grave. The killer leaves the bodies untouched but moves deeper into the cemetery, where he breaks into the crypt of a long-dead Moulin Rouge dancer. In a bizarre twist, he disappears into the night with part of her skeleton. At first, Hugo is stumped. How does this killer operate unseen? And why is he stealing the bones of once-famous can-can girls?
Learning web app development Semmy Purewal
Grasp the fundamentals of web application development by building a simple database-backed app from scratch, using HTML, JavaScript, and other open source tools. Through hands-on tutorials, this practical guide shows inexperienced web app developers how to create a user interface, write a server, build client-server communication, and use a cloud-based service to deploy the application.
Dancing on the wind Mary Jo Putney
Like his nickname, Lucifer, Lord Strathmore is know for unearthly beauty and diabolical cleverness. A tragic past has driven Lucien to use his formidable talents to protect his country from hidden enemies. It's a job he does superbly well - until he meets a mysterious woman whose skill at deception is the equal of his own.
River of fire Mary Jo Putney
As rebel, soldier, hero, and spy, Kenneth Wilding had never known defeat. But nothing can save his heritage when he returns from the wars to an empty title and a ravaged estate. Nothing - until a stranger offers a devil's bargain: financial salvation in return for Kenneth's special subversive skills. Reluctantly Kenneth enters the household of the greatest artist in England to unmask a terrible crime. Instead, he discovers something infinitely more dangerous: a tantalizing new way of life and an irresistible woman.
Desiring Lady Caro Ella Quinn
Haunted by her past, Lady Caroline Martindale fled England for the solace of her godmother's palazzo in Venice. But if Caro was hoping to escape the charms of marriage-minded men, she's come to the wrong place.
The secret life of Miss Anna Marsh Ella Quinn
Since she was a young girl, Anna Marsh has dreamed of Sebastian, Baron Rutherford asking for her hand in marriage. But that was in another life when her brother Harry was alive, before she vowed to secretly continue the work he valiantly died for. Now as Sebastian finally courts Anna, she must thwart his advances.
The seduction of Lady Phoebe Ella Quinn
Phoebe Stanhope is not a typical Lady. As feisty as she is quick witted, no one can catch her, especially when she is driving her dashing phaeton with its perfectly matched horses. And unlike her peers, experience has guarded her against a growing list of would-be suitors. But when she encounters Marcus Finley, what she fears most burns deep within in his blue-eyed gaze.
Just like heaven Julia Quinn
After they survive a deadly fever and the world's worst musical performance, Honoria Smythe-Smith, a really bad violinist, and Marcus Holroyd, her older brother's best friend, and the Earl of Chatteris, fall desperately in love.
Minx Julia Quinn
Beautiful and feisty Henrietta Barrett manages her elderly guardian's estate, prefers to wear breeches rather than dresses, and answers to the unlikely name of Henry. But when her guardian passes away, her beloved home falls into the hands of a distant cousin. Henry is determined to continue running the Cornwall estate without help from the handsome new lord, but Dunford is just as sure he can change things, starting with his wild young ward.
The secret diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever Julia Quinn
At the age of ten, Miranda Cheever showed no signs of Great Beauty. And even at ten, Miranda learned to accept the expectations society held for her - until the afternoon when Nigel Bevelstoke, the handsome and dashing Viscount Turner, solemnly kissed her hand and promised her that one day she would grow into herself, that one day she would be as beautiful as she already was smart. And even at ten, Miranda knew she would love him forever.
Splendid Julia Quinn
American heiress Emma Dunster plans to enjoy her Season in London in more unconventional ways than husband-hunting. But this time Emma's high-jinks lead her into dangerous temptation.
Ten things I love about you Julia Quinn
When Sebastian Grey's uncle, the Earl of Newbury, decides that she is the answer to all of his problems, Annabel Winslow, refusing to marry this horrid aristocrat who once romanced her grandmother, turns to Sebastian, a wickedly handsome rogue with a secret, for help.
To catch an heiress Julia Quinn
The Man Who Never Returned Peter Quinn
Around India in 80 Trains Monisha Rajesh
Shadows in the sun : healing from depression and finding the light within Gayathri Ramprasad
As a young girl in Bangalore, Gayathri was surrounded by the fragrance of jasmine and flickering oil lamps, her family protected by Hindu gods and goddesses. But as she grew older, demons came forth from the dark corners of her fairytale-like kingdom - with the scariest creatures lurking within her. This beautifully written memoir traces Gayathri's courageous thirty-year battle with the depression that consumed her from adolescence through marriage and a move to the United States. Gayathri's inspiring story provides a first-of-its-kind cross-cultural lens to mental illness - the very different way it is (or is not) regarded in India and in America, and the way she drew on both her rich Hindu heritage and Western medicine to find healing.
A January bride Deborah Raney
Madeleine Houser, a successful novelist, gladly accepts the help of her octogenarian friend, Ginny, to arrange for a temporary office in the charming bed and breakfast owned by Ginny's friend, Arthur. To Maddie's alternate delight and chagrin, she seems to be falling for the inn's owner - a man who's likely many years her senior - and who she's never even met.
How to defuse a bomb Sean Rayment
Feel the heat as a British army elite bomb disposal expert, one of the men who face death every day in the most dangerous region on earth - Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Journey with these courageous soldiers that put their lives on the line.
Murder book Richard Rayner
A drug dealer offers Los Angeles policeman Billy McGrath a million dollars to catch his mother's killer. McGrath accepts the money to finance himself as a self-appointed avenger of criminals who escaped punishment. A bad decision.
Vulgar the Viking and a midsummer night's scream Odin Redbeard
There'll be a massive bonfire, and everyone will sing songs about excellent longboats and enormous battles, then eat and drink until their stomachs explode! So what's with the tiny pile of firewood? And the maypole he's told to dance around. With Freya! No way. Vulgar vows to make this Midsummer's Eve a night Blubber will remember for ever. It's going to be a scream.
Vulgar the Viking and the battle of Burp Odin Redbeard
Vulgar can't believe his luck. He's going on a school trip in a real, live longboat, with oars and everything! And they're going to visit Burp, where a long-ago battle once took place between the Vikings and the, er, Burpers. It was a mighty battle, which the Vikings totally lost. But this time, Vulgar's going to re-write history. He's up for a bit of historical re-enactment, and is sure, one way or another, that a great and noble victory will be his.
Vulgar the Viking and the great Gulp games Odin Redbeard
Vulgar the Viking is all a-quiver. The villages of Blubber and Gulp are about to compete in the Great Gulp Games. Every year, Blubber gets clobbered, but Vulgar is determined that this time, things will be different. With the help of his friends, Vulgar starts training in earnest.
Vulgar the Viking and the rock cake raiders Odin Redbeard
Vulgar is a Viking boy who longs for the glory days of raiding, pillaging and enormous beards. Life in the village of Blubber is so dull, it's all knitting and goat-herding and yawwwnnn. Vulgar feels it's up to him to introduce a bit of mayhem and chaos, and just as soon as he's finished juggling with elk manure, he's going to relish the challenge.
Vulgar the Viking and the spooky school trip Odin Redbeard
Vulgar's new teacher is called Otto the Bone-Cruncher and he's a proper Viking. Vulgar can't wait for the school trip, to learn all about hunting and exploring and having adventures. But after a very VERY long walk and a tea of roasted slugs, Vulgar's not so chipper. It's getting dark, and he's a bit spooked. There are trolls in these hills.
Vulgar the Viking and the terrible talent show Odin Redbeard
When the Villagers of Blubber decide to hold a talent show, Vulgar knows it's his time to shine. Will he perform his armpit 'music' or juggle some elk poo? No! He will act out a Viking legend, with fighting and dragons and giants and all that stuff. And he will win. Won't he?
Three sisters bake : delectable recipes for every day Gillian Reith
Full of recipes for every occasion, from brunch and picnics to afternoon tea and dinner parties, Three Sisters Bake shares the ethos that food is for sharing and enjoying with friends and family.
And That's When It Fell Off In My Hand Louise Rennison
Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me Louise Rennison
Dancing In My Nuddy-Pants Louise Rennison
It's OK, I'm Wearing Really Big Knickers Louise Rennison
Luuurve is a Many Trousered Thing Louise Rennison
Startled by His Furry Shorts Louise Rennison
Stop in the Name of Pants Louise Rennison
Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers Louise Rennison
Withering Tights Louise Rennison
Bizarre history Joe Rhatigan
Bizarre History merrily digs up the scandals, the strangeness, and the scintillating details that illuminate personalities, events, and real life.
Bizarre politics Joe Rhatigan
Short vignettes covering American politics from local elections to national scandals, and from the least competent to the most outlandish government decisions.
Book of science stuff Joe Rhatigan
Rather than paying tribute to the great discoveries and discoverers, The Book of Science Stuff takes a fun look at the silly, hilarious, horrible underbelly of science. In a series of enjoyable short accounts, it focuses on the failures, reveals the petty squabbles, and introduces the "nerds" who laboured in labs around the world.
Princess Frog Enid Richemont
In this new twist on the traditional fairy tale the princess is bored of her princess duties and clothes, she longs for freedom and adventure, in fact she'd prefer to be a frog! But then she falls in love. The carefully controlled text level and beautiful illustrations ensure this is a fantastic read for all children of all reading levels.
66 Degrees North Ridpath Michael.
Edge of Nowhere Ridpath Michael.
Fire and Ice Anthology Ridpath Michael.
Meltwater Ridpath Michael.
Sea of Stone Ridpath Michael.
Traitor's Gate Ridpath Michael.
Where the Shadows Lie Ridpath Michael.
The divorce papers Susan Rieger
Witty and wonderful, sparkling and sophisticated, this debut romantic comedy brilliantly tells the story of one very messy, very high-profile divorce, and the endearingly cynical young lawyer dragooned into handling it. Twenty-nine-year-old Sophie Diehl is happy toiling away as a criminal law associate at an old line New England firm, but one weekend, with all the big partners away, Sophie must handle the intake interview for the daughter of the firm's most important client. After eighteen years of marriage Mia Meiklejohn Durkheim has just been served divorce papers in a humiliating scene at a local restaurant. She is locked and loaded to fight her eminent and ambitious husband for custody of their ten-year-old daughter Jane - and she also burns to take him down a peg. Sophie warns Mia that she's never handled a divorce case before, but Mia can't be put off. As she so disarmingly puts it: It's her first divorce, too.
Fay makes it easy : 100 delicious recipes to impress with no stress Fay Ripley
Fay Ripley knows how busy life can get. As a working mum-of-two and actress, she's juggled the needs of family, children and friends for years - and in the process has developed fail-proof recipes that dazzle every diner.
Buckley's hope Craig Robertson
An historical novel, based on the true story of a young English convict named William Buckley who, on Boxing Day 1803, escaped from Victoria's abortive first settlement at Sorrento and then survived in the wilderness for thirty-two years, mainly because he was adopted and helped by local aboriginal tribes. In 1835 Buckley emerged with his tribal friends to meet Melbourne's founders, and quickly became an important guide and interpreter in the crucial first years of the European conquest of the Port Phillip region.
Beauty and the pea Hilary Robinson
The beast of Pea Castle was sad and lonely. He needed a kiss from a princess to turn him back into a handsome prince. One day, Beauty arrived at the castle. The beast put a pea under her mattress and she could not sleep a wink. Was Beauty the princess that could break the spell?
Cinderella and the beanstalk Hilary Robinson
Cinderella meets Jack and the Beanstalk in this fun rhyming text. Jack and Cinders climb the beanstalk and find a giant fairy godmother. Can she help them get to the prince's ball?
Hansel, Gretel and the ugly duckling Hilary Robinson
Hansel and Gretel went out to collect wood for their father, but they got lost in the forest. Then a wicked old lady trapped them in her cottage! The ugly duckling followed a trail of bread that the children left behind them. Would the ugly duckling be able to rescue Hansel and Gretel?
Rapunzel and the billy goats Hilary Robinson
Rapunzel is trapped in a high tower by a wicked troll. The three billy goats want to help her but the troll won't let them cross the bridge! A handsome prince rides by on his horse. Will he be able to help the trapped princess?
Autism Solutions Ricki G Robinson
The big pancake Elizabeth Rogers
The seven children cannot wait to eat the big pancake, but the pancake has other ideas! Fun, classic story with lots of repetition to support new readers.
The cat who walked by himself Elizabeth Rogers
In this story, Dog and Horse both want to investigate the people's fire, but Cat doesn't - he walks by himself. Then the fire and bowl of milk prove awfully tempting.
Chicken Licken Elizabeth Rogers
When an acorn falls on the head of a silly young chick, she decides the sky is falling in and rushes off to tell the king. A classic tale with lots of repetition to support new readers.
How the leopard got his spots Elizabeth Rogers
In this story, all the animals are the same colour. Then Giraffe and Zebra go off to the forest and they begin to change. Leopard can't find them anywhere! Perhaps it is time for him to change too.
How the rhinoceros got his skin Elizabeth Rogers
In this story, smooth-skinned Rhinoceros rudely charges up and steals a man's cake. Then the man comes up with a plan to teach that rude Rhino a lesson!
The three wishes Elizabeth Rogers
A poor woodcutter gets three wishes from a fairy friend. He and his wife are delighted. But he must use them carefully!
It Takes Two to Tangle Theresa Romain
Season for Scandal Theresa Romain
Season for Surrender Theresa Romain
Season for Temptation Theresa Romain
Call It Dog Marli Roode
The Auschwitz Escape Joel Rosenberg
I want two birthdays! Tony Ross
The Little Princess wants to have two birthdays, just like the Queen, which means twice as many presents every year! When she realises how much fun two birthdays are, she decides she wants three, then four. But the more birthdays she has, the less special they are.
Divergent Veronica Roth
The Colour of Heaven James Runcie
The Discovery of Chocolate James Runcie
101 places in Italy : a private Grand Tour : 1001 unforgettable works of art Francis Russell
This personal, and wonderfully well-informed, selection of the most rewarding towns, cities, villages, and individual monuments in Italy is the definitive guidebook for the discerning traveller.
Princess Ponies 2 Chloe Ryder
A special surprise Chloe Ryder
Pippa's best friend, the Princess Pony, Stardust, has come all the way from the enchanted island of Chevalia to visit, and just in time for tomorrow's gymkhana at the riding school. Pippa has been waiting all through the summer holiday for the gymkhana, and it would be her dream come true if she won a rosette on her favourite pony, Snowdrop. But when Pippa arrives at the stables the next morning, Snowdrop and her riding school pony friends are nowhere to be found!
The Disinherited Robert Sackville-West
The passion of Mary-Margaret Lisa Samson
When Mary-Margaret Fischer met Jude Keller, the lighthouse keeper's son, she was studying at a convent school on a small island off Chesapeake Bay. Destined for a life as a religious sister, she nevertheless felt a pull toward Jude. But Jude, driven by demons no one really understood, disappeared into Baltimore's seamy red-light district. For Jesus' sake, can she forsake the only life she ever wanted for a love that could literally cost her life?
Quaker summer Lisa Samson
What's wrong with a woman who has everything - a mansion on a lake, a loving son, a heart-surgeon husband, and soapstone countertops -yet still feels miserable inside? Yet when Heather spends the summer with two ancient Quaker sisters and a crusty nun in a downtown homeless shelter, she suddenly finds herself at a crossroads.
Runaway saint Lisa Samson
Sara's an artist with a supportive husband and a house that folks on her block admire outright. But she's restless and bored with life. Then her legendary Aunt Bel shows up, wearing a smile after years without a word. The enigmatic Bel gives Sara's family and their community a jolt of fresh thinking and clarity.
Tiger Lillie Lisa Samson
Lillie Bauer, co-owner of a Baltimore wedding planning business, is looking for love. When she finally finds her own true love, her new outlook sheds light on her sister Tacy's increasingly destructive relationship with a deeply fundamentalist husband.
Club Sandwich Lisa Samson
The fairy godmother Lynsay Sands
When a fourteenth-century maiden named Odel loses her father, she learns from her aunt that she must marry - and that a handful of fairy dust can separate men from mice. Having sworn off love, Odel is reluctant to greet her many suitors, until one catches her eye. Kind and generous, Michelle shows Odel how good it can feel to fall in love - too bad Odel can't trust her heart. Will Michelle destroy what little hope Odel had for men, or will they be able to keep their love aflame?
The husband hunt Lynsay Sands
Lisa Madison wants a husband, and she has one in mind: Robert Langley. Trouble is, the infuriating man insists on seeing her as the impish girl she once was - even as every other gentleman in London takes notice of her womanly charms.
Love is blind Lynsay Sands
He'd been warned that Lady Clarissa Crambray was dangerous. Stomping on toes, the chestnut-haired beauty was clearly a force with which to be reckoned. But for Adrian Montfort, Earl of Mowbray, veteran of the Napoleonic Wars, this was just the challenge he needed.
ADHD does not exist : the truth about attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder Richard Saul
Few mental disorders have been met with more controversy in recent years than Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder. An estimated 4.7% of adults, and up to 16% of children are living with ADHD in the US. However, some allege that doctors are handing out prescriptions indiscriminately. The controversy surrounding the medication has left these patients and their families at a frustrating standstill, with no alternative options available to them. In ADHD Does Not Exist Dr. Richard Saul offers a groundbreaking solution.
The Brain-Dead Megaphone George Saunders
The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil George Saunders
Home George Saunders
Whose body? Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh) Sayers
Lord Peter Wimsey sets out to unravel a puzzling case involving the disappearance of a wealthy financier and the discovery of a nude corpse, wearing a golden pince-nez, in a bathtub. He does succeed in solving things to everyone's ultimate satisfaction, but only after a series of bloodcurdling and hair-raising episodes.
Mad hungry cravings Lucinda Scala Quinn
Presents over one hundred fifty recipes for popular "craveable" foods, including pulled pork, deep-dish pizza, chicken tikka masala, fried rice, and Boston cream pie.
Devils in the Sugar Shop Timothy Schaffert
The Singing and Dancing Daughters of God Timothy Schaffert
The Giraffe's Neck Judith Schalansky
How to find a job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ Brad Schepp
helps you take full advantage of the bounty of opportunities found on the most popular sites. Online job-search experts Brad and Debra Schepp take you step-by-step through the process of joining networks, creating effective online profiles, and leveraging the job-search features of the most popular sites.
Bright Before Sunrise Tiffany Schmidt
Overwhelmed : work, love and play when no one has the time Brigid Schulte
This book asks whether working mothers in America - or anywhere - can ever find true leisure time. Or are our brains, our partners, our culture, our bosses, making it impossible for us to experience anything but "contained time," in which we are in frantic life management mode until we are sound asleep?
The Last Bride Ted Scofield
Heartbeat Elizabeth Scott
Since her mother's sudden death, Emma has existed in a fog of grief, unable to let go, unable to move forward - because her mother is, in a way, still there. She's being kept alive on machines for the sake of the baby growing inside her. Estranged from her stepfather and letting go of things that no longer seem important Emma has only her best friend to remind her to breathe. Until she meets a boy with a bad reputation who sparks something in her.
Notes from underground Roger Scruton
Set in the twilight years of the Czechoslovak communist regime, recalled from the suburbs of Washington, this novel describes a doomed love affair between two young people trapped by the system. The novel tells the story of Jan Reichl, condemned to a menial life by his father's alleged crime, and of Betka, the girl who offers him education, opportunity and love, but who mysteriously refuses to commit herself. As the story moves to its tragic conclusion the communist system enters its death throes. Jan enjoys freedom at last, only to understand that he has lost the love that would have made freedom meaningful.
The Norway Room Mick Scully
Where there's smoke Barton Seaver
This second cookbook from Barton Seaver following For Cod and Country sends the rising authority on sustainable foods to the sweet, smoky grill, where he showcases his love of fresh, organic produce, fish, beef, and poultry. In addition to mouth-watering dishes, Seaver gives the nitty-gritty on fuelling your fire; preparation and cooking; recipes for sauces, spice mixes, and marinades; and ways to eat smartly and healthily.
The art of hearing heartbeats Jan-Philipp Sendker
A suspenseful love story set in the exotic Burmese countryside, where a young American woman discovers the secret that lived in her father's heart for over fifty years.
Cut dead Mark Sennen
DI Charlotte Savage is chasing a killer who was last at large ten years ago, a killer they presumed dead. Now he's back and more dangerous than ever. With a steady stream of bodies arriving at the morgue and gruesome secrets from the past emerging DI Savage is up against it to find the killer before he strikes again?
Broken Verses Kamila Shamsie
A God in Every Stone Kamila Shamsie
In the City by the Sea Kamila Shamsie
Kartography Kamila Shamsie
Salt and Saffron Kamila Shamsie
The book of odds : from lightning strikes to love at first sight, the odds of everyday life Amram R Shapiro
Presents over four hundred thousand statements of probability that capture who we are and how we live today, providing statistics on such topics as love, sex, health, education, religion, and drug use.
And baby makes two Dyan Sheldon
Lana Spiggs is fed up with everyone telling her what to do. When Lana meets Les on her fifteenth birthday, she knows he is The One. And when she gets pregnant without even trying, she knows it's her ticket to freedom - even though everyone else calls it a prison sentence. But can her dream of Happy Families stand up to reality?
Away for the weekend Dyan Sheldon
A brainbox, a fashionista, and two angels intent on some divine interference - it's going to be an interesting weekend! The only thing Gabriela and Beth have in common is that they are in LA for the weekend. Gabriela is there for frivolity, fashion and fun; Beth for lectures, learning and literature. But what neither girl knows is that they are not alone. Two angels are in LA with them. And the angels have other ideas…This is a fast and funny body-swap comedy from a best-selling author.
Confessions of a Hollywood star Dyan Sheldon
Upon learning at the end of her senior year of high school that a Hollywood film is being made in her hometown, Lola stops at nothing to get a part and upstage her nemesis, Carla Santini.
Confessions of a teenage drama queen Dyan Sheldon
Mary Elizabeth Cep (or Lola, as she prefers to be called) longs to be in the spotlight. She wins the lead in the school play over born to win, born to run everything Carla Santini. Will Lola survie Carla's attempts at retaliation.
The crazy things girls do for love Dyan Sheldon
When gorgeous Cody Lightfoot starts at their high school, three very different girls are desparate to make him notice them. When Cody joins the geeky Environmental Club, Sicilee, Maya and Waneeda join too and try to out-green each other in order impress him with their eco-warrior ways.
I conquer Britain Dyan Sheldon
Sixteen-year-old Cherokee Salamanca is thrilled with the idea of visiting London. She's fed up with her family and with Brooklyn. Brooklyn is about as romantic and as interesting as a hot dog; London is old and cultured and very close to Europe. But when she swaps lives with British teenager Sophie Pitt-Turnbull, she gets more than she bargained for. Dealing with her London misadventures takes humour and determination; but, as her adopted family realize, you can take the girl out of Brooklyn, you can't take Brooklyn out of the girl!
My perfect life Dyan Sheldon
Ella has no interest in running for class president at her suburban New Jersey high school, but her off-beat friend Lola tricks her into challenging the rich and overbearing Carla Santini in a less-than-friendly race.
My worst best friend Dyan Sheldon
In the case of Savanna and Gracie, friendship isn't based on reason, but on the notion that opposites attract. Savanna is a head-turning, attention-seeking, accessorized one of "Those Girls," while Gracie's love of old movies and commitment to protecting the environment put her into the "everyone else" category. It seems as if nothing could come between them until Savanna's lies and dependence on Gracie as a false alibi start to take a toll on their relationship.
One or two things I learned about love Dyan Sheldon
Hildy has only had two-and-a-half dates in her whole life, and she isn't counting the half. It's starting to look as if she's never going to have a third date, or be kissed, or know a boy who is more than just a friend. Then, on an ordinary day, she meets Connor of the melt-that-ice-cap smile and a summer that was going to be ordinary as toast turns into Hildy's summer of love. But love for Hildy is a little more complicated than the songs and movies have led her to believe. It's not so much girl-meets-boy-and loses-her-heart as boy-meets-girl-and-loses-his-mind. Part cautionary tale and part romantic comedy, Dyan Sheldon's wry, diary-style novel weighs in on all ends of the relationship scale in a story of first love.
Planet Janet Dyan Sheldon
Sixteen-year-old Janet Bandry keeps a diary as she deals with an annoying family, school, a quirky best friend, and trying to find herself through vegetarianism, literature, romance, and her "Dark Phase."
Planet Janet in orbit Dyan Sheldon
Having taken a break from the "Dark Phase" of her life, Janet records in her diary the trials and tribulations that occur as she finds a summer job, witnesses the changes in her mother and best friend as they fall in love, and approaches her own seventeenth birthday.
Tall, thin and blonde Dyan Sheldon
Best friends Jenny and Amy have no time for Miss Perfect Teenagers, the tall, thin blondes whose only talk is of boys and fashion. At least they didn't. Now suddenly Amy's changed: she's into salads and diet Cokes; she's got a new hairstyle, wardrobe and set of friends. Jenny, meanwhile, finds herself part of a group of oddballs nicknamed the Martians. Will she follow Amy or find her own way?
The truth about my success Dyan Sheldon
The Prince and the Pauper meets Trading Places, but with modern teenagers and Dyan Sheldon's unique deadpan humour! Paloma Rose is 16 years old and the star of one of the most popular TV shows ever is growing into a notorious brat and beginning to behave really badly. The resulting bad publicity could mean the end of the show - then her agent bumps into 16 year old Oona Giness in a coffee shop and, struck by the resemblance, decides to switch Oona for Paloma and trick the wayward brat into going off to a boot camp in the desert which he hopes will sort her out.
Undercover angel Dyan Sheldon
Elmo is caught in the middle of a feud between her environmental activist mother and property developer Mr Bamber, who lives over the road. When the Bambers adopt Kuba, an angel undercover as a South American orphan, Elmo's life will never be the same.
Undercover angel strikes again Dyan Sheldon
Elmo Blue's neighbour Kuba is a little angel. Literally. And she's making Elmo's life very difficult. All he wants to do is fit in and be normal. But Kuba has other ideas. So when Elmo finds himself embroiled in a war against bully Eddie Kilgour and his sidekick Mark it looks as though Elmo could be history, unless Kuba can come up with some heavenly intervention.
The best laid plans Sidney Sheldon
The Best Laid Plans tells the explosive story of the beautiful and ambitious Leslie Stewart, who learns that for some men power is the greatest aphrodisiac, and of Oliver Russell, the handsome governor of a small southern state, who finds out why hell has no fury like a woman scorned.
The doomsday conspiracy Sidney Sheldon
Commander Robert Bellamy of US Naval Intelligence is dispatched on a top secret mission. A weather balloon carrying sensitive military information has crashed in Switzerland. Bellamy must locate the ten witnesses to the incident so that they can be sworn to secrecy. But as he conducts his search Bellamy begins to suspect that he, too, is being hunted, by an unknown lethal force… that what he was told about the balloon was only one part of an almost unbelievable happening..
Memories of midnight Sidney Sheldon
The survivors of The Other Side of Midnight come back for one last round of play in this compelling sequel set in post-war Europe. Catherine Douglas, a victim of tragedy and amnesia, is taken in by the world's richest man. Haunted by faint memories of the past , Catherine must remember the truth before the man who put an end to her husband sets his murderous sights on her.
Nothing lasts forever Sidney Sheldon
Three young doctors-their hopes, their dreams, their unexpected desires… Dr.Paige Taylor: She swore it was euthanasia, but when Paige inherited a million dollars from a patient, the D.A. called it murder. Dr. Kat Hunter: She vowed never to let another man too close again - until she accepted the challenge of a deadly bet. Dr. Honey Taft: To make it in medicine, she knew she'd need something more than the brains God gave her. Racing from the life-and-death decisions of a big major hospital to the tension-packed fireworks of a murder trial, Nothing Lasts Forever lays bare the ambitions and fears of healers and killers, lovers and betrayers.
The sands of time Sidney Sheldon
Four nuns find themselves suddenly thrust into a hostile world they long ago abandoned for the safety of the convent. Unwittingly they become pawns in a battle between the charismatic Jaime Miro, leader of the outlawed Basque nationalists, and the ruthless Colonel Ramon Acoca of the Spanish Army.
The sky is falling Sidney Sheldon
A TV anchorwoman's investigative instincts tell her that a brutal series of murders are linked, and she travels the world to prove it. But the closer she comes to uncovering the truth, the more she realizes her own life is in jeopardy.
Tell me your dreams Sidney Sheldon
Three beautiful young women are suspected of committing a series of brutal murders. The police make an arrest that leads to one of the most bizarre murder trials of the century.
Windmills of the gods Sidney Sheldon
The world is on the brink of mutual destruction between the East and the West and Mary Ashley, beautiful, talented, intelligent, has been chosen to represent America as Ambassador to Romania. Thrust from her comforting, homely life in Kansas, she finds herself lost amongst the political turmoil in a foreign country where she is seen as the enemy and no-one is to be trusted. Then someone starts to threaten Mary and her children. Who can want her to leave so desperately and why? And can Mary decide who she can trust when her life is on the line?
Food trucks : dispatches and recipes from the best kitchens on wheels Heather Shouse
Intrepid journalist Heather Shouse launches a coast-to-coast exploration of street food, providing readers a page-by-page compass for finding the best moveable feasts in America. Shouse identifies more than 100 best-of-the-best chowhound pit-stops featuring affordable and detour-worthy dishes that put to rest the notion that memorable meals can only be experienced in lofty towers of haute cuisine.
The end of the book Porter Shreve
The story of an aspiring contemporary novelist who may or may not be writing a sequel to Sherwood Anderson's classic Winesburg, Ohio. Adam Clary works in Chicago for a famous internet company on a massive project to digitise the world's books, but secretly he hates his job and wishes to be a writer at a time when the book as physical object and book culture itself have never been more threatened. Counterpointing Adam's story is that of George Willard, the young protagonist of Anderson's book, who arrives in Chicago around 1900 when it was the fastest-growing city in America.
Grow more with less Vincent A Simeone
Provides detailed instructions for creating sustainable landscaped homes using eco-friendly products and methods.
You Are My Baby Lorena Siminovich
Grey dawn Clea Simon
When Dulcie Schwartz learns that a fellow student, who looks like her, has been attacked the same night she encounters her adviser looking strangely inhuman, she, her kitten Esme, and the ghost of her cat Mr. Grey investigate.
Grey expectations Clea Simon
Could a missing book be haunted? Dulcie Schwartz doesn't want to think so, but ever since the priceless Dunster Codex disappeared, things around the university have gone from bad to worse. Dulcie must use her formidable research skills to uncover what really happened that day in the rare book collection, or else find herself on the hook for the theft - and for murder.
Grey howl Clea Simon
A prestigious literature conference is convening in Cambridge and Dulcie Schwartz is the university liaison for the event, meeting and greeting some of the finest minds in her field. But events do not run according to plan when one scholar's presentation is sabotaged while another visiting professor disappears.
Grey matters Clea Simon
Caught between a distracted supervisor and university politics, Dulcie's doctoral thesis looks doomed. When she stumbles across the bloodied body of a fellow student, things couldn't get any worse. With the ghost of Mr Grey - her wise and loyal late, great cat - strangely silent, and her new kitten refusing to speak, this time Dulcie might just be on her own.
Grey zone Clea Simon
When a student goes missing and a professor ends up dead, Dulcie Schwartz realizes that midterms are going to be worse than ever. She's hard at work on her thesis, but present day concerns, including the destructive mischief of her growing kitten, keep dragging her back into a tangle of motive, misbehaviour, and maybe even murder.
Shades of grey Clea Simon
Dulcie's having an awful summer. Her beloved cat Mr Grey's been put to sleep, and her new room-mate, Tim, is a jerk. Walking home, she sees a cat the spitting image of Mr Grey, and hears a voice say, I wouldn't go in just now. She enters to find Tim dead stabbed with her own knife.
True grey Clea Simon
When Dulcie Schwartz stumbles across the body of Melinda Sloane Harquist, a visiting scholar whose upcoming book threatens to ruin Dulcie's thesis and who she threatened to kill, in jest, just days before, it's creepily reminiscent of the nightmares that have been waking her for the past week. And with boyfriend Chris distant and preoccupied, and both the ghost cat Mr Grey and her kitten Esme strangely cryptic in their advice, it's up to Dulcie to prove herself innocent, before it's too late…
Mr. Darcy's bite Mary Lydon Simonsen
Darcy is acting rather oddly. After months of courting Elizabeth Bennet, no offer of marriage is forthcoming and Elizabeth is first impatient, then increasingly frightened. For there is no denying that the full moon seems to be affecting his behaviour, and Elizabeth's love is going to be tested in ways she never dreamed… Darcy has more than family pride to protect: others of his kind are being hunted all over England and a member of Darcy's pack is facing a crisis in Scotland.
The perfect bride for Mr. Darcy Mary Lydon Simonsen
It's obvious to Georgiana Darcy that the lovely Elizabeth Bennet is her brother's perfect match, but Darcy's pigheadedness and Elizabeth's wounded pride are going to keep them both from the loves of their lives. Georgiana can't let that happen, so she readily agrees to help her accommodating cousin, Anne de Bourgh, do everything within their power to assure her beloved brother's happiness. But the path of matchmaking never runs smoothly…
Searching for Pemberley Mary Lydon Simonsen
Desperate to escape her life in a small Pennsylvania mining town, Maggie Joyce accepts a job in post-World War II London, hoping to find adventure. While touring Derbyshire, she stumbles upon the stately Montclair, rumoured by locals to be the inspiration for Pemberley, the centrepiece of Jane Austen's beloved Pride and Prejudice. Maggie embarks on a journey through the letters and journals of Montclair's former owners, the Lacey family, searching for signs of Darcy and Elizabeth. But when the search introduces her to both a dashing American pilot and a handsome descendant of the "Darcy" line, Maggie must decide how her own love story will end…
The Boat Cookbook Fiona Sims
Bear and Bird James Skofield
Faithless Karin Slaughter
A walk in the woods takes a sinister turn for police chief Jeffrey Tolliver and medical examiner Sara Linton when they stumble across the body of a young girl. Detective Lena Adams, talented but increasingly troubled, is called in from vacation to help with the investigation - and the trail soon leads to the neighbouring county, an isolated community, and a terrible secret.
Fractured Karin Slaughter
When Abigail Campano comes home unexpectedly one afternoon, she walks into a nightmare. A broken window, a bloody footprint on the stairs and, most devastating of all, the horrifying sight of her teenage daughter lying dead on the landing, a man standing over her with a bloody knife. The struggle which follows changes Abigail's life forever.
Indelible Karin Slaughter
When medical examiner Sara Linton and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver decide to take a detour via Jeffrey's hometown and things go violently wrong when Jeffrey's best friend Robert shoots dead an intruder who breaks into his home. Twelve years later, Sara and Jeffrey are caught up in a shockingly brutal attack which threatens to destroy both their lives. But they're not random victims. They've been targeted. And it seems the past is catching up with both of them …
Martin misunderstood Karin Slaughter
Martin has no friends, no lovers, and no respect. Working as a senior accountant at Southern Toilet Supply and still living with his nagging mother, his sole source of excitement is the crime novels he cherishes. When first one, then another, of his co-workers is brutally murdered, Martin is shocked to become the fetching female investigator's prime suspect. Centre stage at last, Martin basks not in the glow of the spotlight, but in the harsh glare of interrogation.
Triptych Karin Slaughter
From Atlanta's wealthiest suburbs to its stark inner-city housing projects, a killer has crossed the boundaries of wealth and race. And the people who are chasing him must cross those boundaries, too. Among them is Michael Ormewood, a veteran detective whose marriage is hanging by a thread - and whose arrogance and explosive temper are threatening his career. And Angie Polaski, a beautiful vice cop who was once Michael's lover before she became his enemy.
Skin Privilege Karin Slaughter
Trying Not to Try Edward Slingerland
A star for Mrs. Blake April Smith
An emotionally-charged, brilliantly realized novel set in the 1930s about five American women who visit the graves of their WWI soldier sons: a pilgrimage that will change their lives in unforeseeable and indelible ways. The women meet for the first time just before their journey begins and when the women finally travel to Verdun to visit the battlegrounds where their sons fought as well as the cemeteries where they are buried, shocking events - a death, a scandal, a secret revealed - will guarantee that their lives will become inextricably intertwined, and only now will they be able to emerge from their grief and return home to their loved ones. This is a timeless story set against a footnote of history: little known but unforgettable.
It Ends with Revelations Dodie Smith
The Great Western Beach Emma Smith
When the Hallsmiths family sets forth on summery Sunday outings', their quarrels will, for a brief interval, be forgotten, buried in sandcastles, washed out to sea on the tide, and they can be happy together. This memoir describes the author's childhood from 1923 to 1935.
The geek's guide to dating Eric (Eric A.) Smith
You keep your action figures in their original packaging. Your bedsheets are officially licensed Star Wars merchandise. You're hooked on Elder Scrolls and Metal Gear but now you've discovered an even bigger obsession: the new girl who just moved in down the hall. What's a geek to do? Full of whimsical 8-bit illustrations, The Geek's Guide to Dating will teach fanboys everywhere to love long and prosper.
The notorious Lord Havergal Joan Smith
Lettie Beddoes was twenty-seven and past the age of longing for love. She was also the guardian of a trust for Lord Havergal, notorious fellow that he was, and impervious to his requests for more money. When he dropped in on her for a face-to-face encounter, he was surprised to learn that she was a woman. But that simply offered him a chance to charm her.
The barrow Mark (Mark S.) Smylie
Action, horror, politics, and sensuality combine in this novel set in the world of the Eisner-nominated Artesia comic books. To find the Sword, unearth the Barrow. To unearth the Barrow, follow the Map. When a small crew of scoundrels, would-be heroes, deviants, and ruffians discover a map that they believe will lead them to a fabled sword buried in the barrow of a long-dead wizard, they think they've struck it rich. But their hopes are dashed when the map turns out to be cursed.
Little Known Facts Christine Sneed
Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry Christine Sneed
Dakota dawn Lauraine Snelling
"Soldahl! Next stop, Soldahl!" When Nora Johanson heard the conductor's words, her heart began to race. At last she would be in the arms of the man she had promised to marry - Hans Larson. When Hans failed to arrive at the train station that night, Nora found herself thrown into a life she never expected - Reverend and Mrs. Moen and Carl Detschman, a grieving German immigrant. Was this really what God had planned for her?
Dakota December ; Dakota destiny Lauraine Snelling
Dakota December: "Help." A weak voice moaned from the horse's back. Sheriff Caleb Stenesrude climbed over the gate in a blizzard and reached up in time to catch the woman as she fell. To his astonishment, a small child, hanging on for dear life, fell with her. In the days after, Caleb and the town of Soldahl took Johanna Carlson and her two children into their hearts, but Johanna kept her distance, afraid to tell anyone the truth about her life.
Dakota Destiny: As folks in Soldahl reel from the war, Pastor Moen's daughter, Mary, struggles to live with shocking news about the man she loves that arrived by telegram: "missing in action and presumed dead". Thru months of agonized waiting, news came to Soldahl on Tuesday, November 11, 1918, that Victory Day had come. Does she have reason to hope?
Dakota dream Lauraine Snelling
As Clara Johanson began her unexpected life as a single, Norwegian immigrant, she experienced the truth of God's Word that "weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." Along the way she helps others experience that truth too, as she stepped into a new Dakota Dream far different than the one that brought her all the way from Bergen, Norway.
Dakota dusk Lauraine Snelling
Jude Weinlander had the face of an angel … but the heart of a bully and a cheat. When fire raged through his childhood home one night, Jude, full of anger and guilt, turned his back on family who could help him heal. He left Soldahl, North Dakota, and took up wandering from town to town. When he arrived in the small, fire-ravaged town of Willowford, North Dakota, he agreed to help schoolmarm Rebekka Stenesrude by rebuilding the schoolhouse before he moved on, once again. But God kept Jude in Willowford to work on his heart, teaching him that for every dusk there is a sunrise.
An untamed heart Lauraine Snelling
After the loss of her first love, is Ingeborg Strand willing to marry a stranger however kind for the promise of a new life in America?
Cat running Zilpha Keatley Snyder
An award-winning, thoughtful, and moving glimpse into life during the Depression. Cat is the fastest kid at her school-and with Play Day is coming up soon, she will be able to show off her speed to everybody. Unfortunately, her old-fashioned father forbids her to wear pants, even while playing sports. So Cat refuses to race, and Zane, an Okie boy whose family works on a nearby farm, wins. Though Cat hates Zane at the start, soon the two become friends. But while Cat's family is doing well, Zane's family has lost everything in the Depression. All Cat can offer Zane's family is sympathy and friendship … until Zane's sister gets pneumonia and Cat and Zane are forced into a race for the little girl's life.
The complete Asian cookbook. China Charmaine Solomon
A beautifully crafted and comprehensive cookbook series based on the most iconic and influential book on Asian cuisine.
The complete Asian cookbook. India & Pakistan Charmaine Solomon
A beautifully crafted and comprehensive cookbook series based on the most iconic and influential book on Asian cuisine.
The complete Asian cookbook. Indonesia, Malaysia & Singapore Charmaine Solomon
A beautifully crafted and comprehensive cookbook series based on the most iconic and influential book on Asian cuisine.
The complete Asian cookbook. Japan & Korea Charmaine Solomon
A beautifully crafted and comprehensive cookbook series based on the most iconic and influential book on Asian cuisine.
The complete Asian cookbook. Sri Lanka & the Philippines Charmaine Solomon
A beautifully crafted and comprehensive cookbook series based on the most iconic and influential book on Asian cuisine.
The complete Asian cookbook. Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Burma Charmaine Solomon
A beautifully crafted and comprehensive cookbook series based on the most iconic and influential book on Asian cuisine.
Aftershock Jill Sorenson
As an emergency paramedic, Lauren Boyer is dedicated and highly capable. Until an earthquake strikes, trapping her beneath the freeway with a group of strangers, including Iraq war veteran Garrett Wright. Handsome and take-charge Garrett aids Lauren in her rescue efforts, even as the steely look in his eyes seems to hide dark secrets.
Balancing diabetes : conversations about finding happiness and living well Kerri Sparling
When a person receives a diagnosis of diabetes, he or she starts a process of adjusting and making sense of the new normal living with a chronic disease. Diabetes online community blogger Kerri Sparling compiles strategies used by people with diabetes and their caregivers to bring that elusive balance into their lives.
Night Boat Alan Spence
The Pure Land Alan Spence
Lillipilly Hill Eleanor Spence
Fast cook : simple sustaining food to get you through your fast day Mimi Spencer
The Fast Diet has revolutionised the way we eat, and transformed the way we lose weight. In this stunning new cookbook, Mimi Spencer has more than 120 simple, nutritious recipes to provide the definitive support system for the 5:2 diet.
Death's dark shadow Sally Spencer
Before she can even begin to track down the killer of the old woman dumped on the lonely canalside, Monika Paniatowski needs to find out who she is - and no one seems to know. It's not until there is a second, even more brutal, murder that Paniatowski realises she will have to call on the help of her old mentor, ex-DCI Charlie Woodend.
A February bride Betsy St. Amant
Allie left the love of her life at the altar, to save him from a lifetime of heartbreak. When a Valentine's Day wedding brings them back together, she struggles against her family's destructive history. Can Allie ever realize that a marriage is so much more than a wedding dress?
The Story of Before Susan Stairs
Bride Gone Bad Sabine Starr
Doing sixty & seventy Gloria Steinem
A powerful and moving treatise on the surprises of aging from an influential feminist writer and activist who thinks beyond stereotypes. "The older I get, the more intensely I feel about the world around me". Gloria Steinem has been an eloquent and outspoken voice for women's rights and equality for more than four decades. In Doing Sixty & Seventy she addresses an essential concern of people everywhere - and especially of women: the issue of aging.
Moving beyond words : essays on age, rage, sex, power, money, muscles Gloria Steinem
Steinem's career-spanning collection of essays - each one a book in itself - re-imagine everything from the masculinisation of wealth to Freudian thought and aging. With cool humour and rich intellect, Gloria Steinem strips bare our social constructions of gender and race, explaining just how limiting these invented cultural identities can be.
Outrageous acts and everyday rebellions Gloria Steinem
These essays from Gloria Steinem's first three decades of work offer a portrait of a woman who was not only one of the savviest leaders of the women's liberation movement, but also a profoundly humane thinker with a wide-ranging intellect and irresistible wit. In "If Men Could Menstruate," Steinem engages readers in a flight of imagination as incisive as it is hilarious. She offers first-person journalism in her underground expose "I Was a Playboy Bunny," provides heartbreaking memoir in the story of her mother's struggles in "Ruth's Song," and stakes important positions in feminist theory in "Erotica vs. Pornography." This is Steinem at her most provocative - and most compassionate.
Roadfood the coast-to-coast guide to 600 of the best barbecue joints, lobster shacks, ice-cream parlors, highway diners, and much, much more Jane Stern
This indispensable guide is back, in an even bigger and better edition, covering 500 of America's best local eateries from Maine to California.
Ariana Edward Stewart
The rarefied realm of opera comes alive in the story of a diva torn between passion and ambition. She is Kavalaris - the most magnificent singer ever to grace the international operatic stage. Her talent is the stuff of legend and has made the men around her rich. Mark Rutherford first saw her when he was a young boy - and he cannot forget her. It will be almost two decades - separated by a depression and a world war - before they meet again and fall deeply in love.
Ballerina Edward Stewart
Follows two young women into the cutthroat world of professional dance. Stephanie Lang and Christine Avery meet in ballet school. Although they share the same dream - to become great dancers - they could not be more different. Ballet is in Stephanie's blood; her mother, Anna, is a former dancer who lives to see her daughter achieve the fame she herself never attained. Christine has lived a sheltered life, secure in the love of her family. But her privileged upbringing conceals a devastating secret. Two teenage dancers, one chance to make it.
Deadly rich : a Vince Cardozo mystery Edward Stewart
For alcoholic former actress Leigh Baker, the moment will always be suspended in time: seeing her daughter plunge to her death from the terrace of a sixth-floor apartment. Months later, the man responsible is convicted by a jury of his peers. Four years after that, he is out on parole. And one by one, those whose testimony helped put James Delancey away meet violent ends.
For richer, for poorer Edward Stewart
The day a brutal massacre turns Bartonville into a battlefield, Kitty is living with her father in a shack owned by the town's most powerful family. When the bloodshed is over, the boy Kitty loves lies fatally wounded. But their child will live on. And Tyrone Duncannon's death will be avenged.
Jury double : a Vince Cardozo mystery Edward Stewart
When it comes to the dark side of humanity, Vince Cardozo has already seen plenty. But his encounter with cult leader Corey Lyle will challenge even Cardozo. Lyle stands accused of a brutal terrorist bombing and the murder of a Manhattan power couple. His trial transfixes the city - but nothing about the case is what it seems. While the prosecution and defense duel, an explosive secret lurks in the jury box: one juror is not the person she claims to be. Now Cardozo must race against the clock to prevent a terrible miscarriage of justice … and save a woman from a cold-blooded killer.
Mortal grace : a Vince Cardozo mystery Edward Stewart
The first body is found in a hamper in the woods. Her feet were tied with a leather belt. There are traces of incense on her dismembered body, candle wax on her skin, and strange crumbs on her lips. As more butchered adolescent corpses turn up'the victims of a serial killer whose signature is the communion wafer left in each one's mouth'the evidence leads NYPD lieutenant Vince Cardozo into the sacred and moneyed world of Manhattan's exclusive parishes. Desperate to find the monster who preys on vulnerable runaways, Cardozo uncovers a conspiracy that reaches to the city's highest levels of power.
Privileged lives Edward Stewart
In this classic thriller, bestselling author Edward Stewart weaves a complex tale of sex, money, and murder. In a private suite at a New York hospital, Beatrice "Babe" Vanderwalk Devens awakens from a seven-year coma. The socialite and fashion designer is stunned to learn that her husband, Scottie, was brought to trial twice - and acquitted - for her attempted murder. Across town, the naked, mutilated body of a young man wearing a black leather bondage mask is found in an empty apartment in the Beaux Arts Tower, high atop the Museum of Modern Art. Seven miles away, off-duty NYPD lieutenant Vince Cardozo is relaxing on a Brooklyn beach when he gets the call. When Cardozo uncovers a shocking connection between the two cases, it could topple more than just high society
Wise craft Blair Stocker
Wise Craft is a guide to the homemade life, turning old things into special new objects that enhance the home. Based on the popular blog of the same name, this guide focuses on creating a homemade atmosphere that reflects your family, without spending a fortune.
Numbers are forever : mathematical facts and curios Liz Strachan
This book is only about numbers - that is, whole numbers and nothing but the whole numbers, which start from from 0, 1, 2, 3, 4… and go on forever. Here you can meet perfect numbers, happy numbers, lucky, untouchable, weird, narcissistic, evil and deficient numbers, not to mention nice Friedmans and multi-legged repunits, as well as primes and their cousins, the sexy primes.
I have a bad feeling about this Jeff Strand
Wilderness Survival Tip #1: Drinking your own sweat will not save your life. Somebody might have told you that, but they were trying to find out if you'd really do it. Henry Lambert would rather play video games than spend time in the great outdoors, but that doesn't make him a wuss. Skinny nerd? Fine. But wuss is a little harsh. Sadly, his dad doesn't agree. Which is why Henry is being shipped off to Strongwoods Survival Camp.
Lead with wisdom : how wisdom transform good leaders into great leaders Mark Strom
This book argues that great leadership requires wisdom. Rather than a formulaic managerial approach to leadership, Lead with Wisdom presents the case for leadership based on our shared humanity and the stories that unite us. It presents readers with the tools and illustrated examples to implement the four arts of leading wisely: how to draw out and create a new story in the organization, how to find and leverage the brilliance of people, how to speak with promise to restore meaning and hope, and how to show grace in dealing with the most demanding people and circumstances.
1888 : London murders in the year of the Ripper Peter Stubley
In 1888 Jack the Ripper made the headlines with a series of horrific murders that remain unsolved to this day. But most killers are not shadowy figures stalking the streets with a lust for blood. Many are ordinary citizens driven to the ultimate crime by circumstance, a fit of anger or a desire for revenge. Their crimes, overshadowed by the few, sensational cases, are ignored, forgotten or written off. This book examines all the known murders in London in 1888 to build a picture of society.
How Asia Works Joe Studwell
Stringer Anjan Sundaram
Fabric, paper, thread Kristen Sutcliffe
After learning just a few simple crafting and sewing techniques, kids can make 26 modern projects to use, wear, give, and brighten their spaces. Sutcliffe shows how to transform t-shirts, tote bags, and more into unique pieces using embroidery stitches, super simple applique, and basic machine sewing.
Bad Influence William Sutcliffe
The Wall William Sutcliffe
Whatever Makes You Happy William Sutcliffe
Money mania : booms, panics, and busts from Ancient Rome to the Great Meltdown Bob Swarup
Journalist and investor Bob Swarup tracks the history of speculative fevers caused by the appearance of new profitable investment opportunities; the new assets created and the increasing self-congratulatory euphoria that drives them to unsustainable highs, all fed by an illusion of insight and newly minted experts; the unexpected catalysts that eventually lead to panic; the inevitable crash as investors scramble to withdraw their funds from the original market and any other that might resemble it; and finally, the brevity of financial memory that allows us to repeat the cycle without ever critically evaluating the drivers of this endless cycle.
Liv, forever Amy Talkington
Soon after an art scholarship gets Liv a place at prestigious Wickham Hall, she becomes the latest victim of a dark conspiracy spanning 150 years, but her ghost, aided by friend Gabe and boyfriend Malcolm, tries to put a stop to the killing.
How to master your mind in 100 minutes Chade-Meng Tan
This short shares the secrets of the personal development course pioneered at Google that teaches you how to instantly relax your mind whenever you want, develop unbreakable concentration, and have complete self-control. Participants say it changed every aspect of their life - and new research shows it starts in just 100 minutes of practice.
A Cat in the Window Derek Tangye
A Donkey in the Meadow Derek Tangye
A Drake at the Door Derek Tangye
A Gull on the Roof Derek Tangye
Busy Bunny Days Britta Teckentrup
Run Home, Little Mouse Britta Teckentrup
The broken shore Peter Temple
Broken by his last case, homicide detective Joe Cashin has fled the city and returned to his hometown to run its one-man police station while his wounds heal and the nightmares fade. But his recovery is rudely interrupted by a brutal attack on Charles Bourgoyne, a prominent member of the local community. Suspicion falls on three young men from the local Aboriginal community. But Cashin's not so sure and as the case unfolds amid simmering corruption and prejudice, he finds himself holding on to something that it might be better to let go.
The glass casket Mccormick Templeman
After the brutal murder of her cousin, everything changes for sixteen-year-old Rowan, who must not only seek the evil forces responsible before they destroy her family and village, but also set aside her studies when she becomes betrothed to her best friend, Tom.
The little woods Mccormick Templeman
Are the woods behind St. Bede's Academy really haunted, or does bad stuff just happen there? When Calista Wood, a new student, arrives midway through her junior year, St. Bede's feels like a normal school… until she discovers that a girl had disappeared a couple of months earlier. Some kids think she ran away, others think she was murdered, but it's only when Cally starts digging around that she finds the startling truth.
Afro-Vegan Bryant Terry
Letter from Paris Therese.
India Butler's journey to America put her life on a new track. Now a trip to Paris threatens to derail her - or to to make things all they are supposed to be. With a new friend, a new job, a new lover ... and an old lover, India is dealing with nearly as much as she can handle. But that's only the beginning.
The ghost apple Aaron Thier
"Every college I looked at, the students were like, 'Whoa, this place is awesome!' Then I came to Tripoli and everyone was like, 'I don't know. You get used to it. It's not so bad.' So I thought I might as well come here." - Adam Longman, Class of 2011. Tripoli College is a humble New England institution. Originally founded as a free school for Native Americans, it is now beset by financial problems and so has entered into an increasingly troubling financial relationship with a snack food corporation.
Gideon's spies : the inside story of Israel's legendary secret service Gordon Thomas
The potter's house Rosie Thomas
Olivia Giorgiadis is an Englishwoman living on a Greek island with her Greek husband. In the aftermath of a tidal wave, which devestates the island, she gives refuge to another Englishwoman, Kitty. The arrival of Olivia's brother threatens the fragile equilibrium.
A simple life Rosie Thomas
Dinah Steward has a secret. Hidden beneath the comfortable family life she shares with her successful husband Matthew and their two sons lies a shameful secret that has haunted Dinah for fifteen years. She and Matt never speak of it or the impossible choice he forced her to make all those years ago: they think the cracks have been papered over. But when a chance encounter brings the past into sharp focus once more, Dinah realises she can no longer deny the truth. She decides to risk everything - her husband, her sons, her perfect lifestyle, in order to claim what was always hers.
How your gadgets are turning you in to an addict Damian Thompson
This is an extract taken from the full version of THE FIX by Damian Thompson. When does your casual habit become an addictive obsession? Damian Thompson, who has himself struggled with a range of addictions, suggests that our increasing use of gadgets and mobiles, painkillers, cupcakes, alcohol and sex are fast becoming addictions taking over our lives.
Where Do Camels Belong Ken Thompson
Making soapies in Kabul : hot days, crazy nights and dangerous liasons in a war zone Trudi-Ann Tierney
Since writer, producer and actor Trudi-Ann Tierney went to work in Afghanistan television three and a half years ago, her life has read a lot like the script for a soap-opera. Negotiating with the in-house censor, breaking up tribal fights in the writers' room and having actresses quit because their uncle didn't want them to be on TV are among her workaday travails. Occasionally as madcap as Catch-22 and as absurd as One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, this is a part-hilarious, part-nail-biting account of a talented TV executive working in a war zone and an environment that is dangerously inimical to women.
Rupert Murdoch : a reassessment Rodney Tiffen
Tony Abbott thinks that Rupert Murdoch is one of the most influential Australians of all time and that we should support our 'hometown hero'. Murdoch, who has mainly lived in New York since 1973 and renounced his Australian citizenship in order to move into American TV, has aroused much more controversy than most hometown heroes.
Reboot Amy Tintera
My island homicide Catherine Titasey
When Thea Dari-Jones takes the job as Officer in Charge of the Thursday Island police station in Torres Strait, she has no idea that her desire to start anew and return to her mother's Islander roots will be the greatest challenge of her life. Arriving with visions of enjoying a relaxed, idyllic island lifestyle; what she finds instead is a close-knit community divided by a brutal crime and an unexpected relationship with an Islander fisherman Jonah that brings her closer to her own heritage.
Mary Poppins P. L. Travers
A change of fortune Jen Turano
Lady Eliza Sumner is on a mission. Her fortune was the last thing she had left after losing her father, her fiancé, and her faith. Now, masquerading as Miss Eliza Sumner - governess-at-large, she's determined to find the man who ran off with her fortune, reclaim the money, and head straight back to London.
A most peculiar circumstance Jen Turano
Miss Arabella Beckett has one driving passion: to help the downtrodden women of America. Naturally, she supports the women's suffrage movement and eagerly attends rallies and lectures across the country. On her travels, she makes a simple offer of assistance to a young woman in need that goes sadly awry and lands both ladies in more trouble than they can manage.
A talent for trouble Jen Turano
After getting into one scrape after another in 1880s New York City, are Grayson and Felicia destined to spend the rest of their lives keeping each other out of trouble?
A conspiracy of kings Megan Whalen Turner
Kidnapped and sold into slavery, Sophos, an unwilling prince, tries to save his country from being destroyed by rebellion and exploited by the conniving Mede empire.
The King of Attolia Megan Whalen Turner
Eugenides, still known as a Thief of Eddis, faces palace intrigue and assassins as he strives to prove himself both to the people of Attolia and to his new bride, their queen.
The Queen of Attolia Megan Whalen Turner
Forsaken by the gods and left to his own devices, Eugenides, Royal Thief of Eddis, summons all his wit and wiles in an attempt to conquer the rival Queen of Attolia. When his small mountains country goes to war with the powerful nation of Attolia, Eugenides the thief is faced with his greatest challenge. He must steal a man, he must steal a queen, and he must steal peace. But his greatest triumph - as well as his greatest loss - can only come if he succeeds in capturing something the Queen of Attolia may have sacrificed long ago.
The golden calf Helene Tursten
A triple homicide in one of Goteborg's most fashionable neighbourhoods culminates in a frantic investigation for Detective Inspector Irene Huss that is complicated by a dot-com diva who refuses to speak and Irene's partner Tommy's suspicious behaviour.
If today be sweet Thrity N. Umrigar
Tehmina Sethna's beloved husband has died this past year and she is visiting her son, Sorab, in his suburban Ohio home. Now Tehmina is being asked to choose between her old, familiar life in India and a new one in Ohio with her son, his American wife, and their child. The Parsis were let into India almost a millennium ago because of their promise to "sweeten" and enrich the lives of the people in their adopted country. This is an ancient promise that Tehmina takes seriously. And so, while faced with the larger choice of whether to stay in America or not, Tehmina is also confronted with another, more urgent choice: whether to live in America as a stranger or as a citizen. She will either straddle two worlds forever and live in a no-man's land or jump into the fullness of her new life in America. "If Today Be Sweet" is a novel that celebrates family and community. It is an honest but affectionate look at contemporary America - the sterility of its suburban life, the tinsel of its celebrity culture, but also the generosity of its people and their thirst for connection and communication.
The space between us Thrity N. Umrigar
An intimate portrait of a distant yet familiar world. Set in modern-day India and witnessed through two compelling and achingly real women, the novel shows how the lives of the rich and the poor are intrinsically connected yet vastly removed from each other, and vividly captures how the bonds of womanhood are pitted against the divisions of class and culture.
The weight of heaven Thrity N. Umrigar
When Frank and Ellie Benton lose their only child, seven-year-old Benny, to a sudden illness, the perfect life they had built is shattered but an unexpected job half a world away offers them an opportunity to start again. Life in Girbaug, India, holds promise - and peril - when Frank befriends Ramesh, a bright, curious boy who quickly becomes the focus of the grieving man's attentions. In a devastating look at cultural clashes and divides, Umrigar illuminates how slowly we recover from unforgettable loss, how easily good intentions can turn evil, and how far a person will go to build a new world for those he loves.
The world we found Thrity N. Umrigar
As students in 1970s Bombay, Armaiti, Laleh, Kavita, and Nishta were inseparable, but the quartet has since drifted apart. When Armaiti, now living in America, learns that she is gravely ill, she hopes to see the friends she left behind thirty years ago. In the course of their journey to reconnect, the four women must confront the truths of their lives and acknowledge long-held regrets, secrets, and desires. Exploring the enduring bonds of friendship and offering an unforgettable portrait of modern India.
Animals Emma Jane Unsworth
Tommy's ark : soldiers and their animals in the Great War Richard Van Emden
For soldiers in the Great War, going over the top was a comparatively rare event; much more frequently, they were bored and lonely and missing their families at home. Needing an outlet for their affection, many found it in the animal kingdom. "Tommy's Ark" looks at the war through the eyes of the soldiers who were there, and examines their relationship with a strange and unexpected range of animal life, from horses, dogs and cats to monkeys and birds - even in one case a golden eagle.
Amazing Arctic & Antarctic projects you can build yourself Carmella Van Vleet
Explores the Earth's polar regions with twenty-five interactive projects, activities, and experiments.
A mile down : the true story of a disastrous career at sea David Vann
David Vann has loved boats all his life. So when his academic career seems to be stuck in the doldrums, he leaps at the opportunity to start an educational charter business, teaching creative writing workshops aboard a sailboat. But a trip to Turkey sees him dreaming bigger - and before he knows it, he is at the helm of his own ninety-foot boat, running charters along the Turkish coast. And here his troubles begin.
Winter sparrow Estevan Vega
"I'll grow wings all by myself." Mary is a young artist about to enter a new chapter in her life. After years of waiting and searching, she has finally found true love. All she has to do is accept what the future holds. Accept…and be happy. But something's missing. As the seasons change, her doubts turn to fears, and her fears become reality.
The new Spanish table Anya Von Bremzen
This book delivers the food of Spain in all its glory. A big, bold, 275-recipe collection, packed with gorgeously colourful photographs, it gets right to the heart of Spain today: its marriage of innovation, deep-rooted traditions, amazing ingredients, and everything one could ever want in between.
The ordinary acrobat : a journey into the wondrous world of the circus, past and present Duncan Wall
An utterly charming account of the author's novice plunge into the strange and wonderful world of contemporary circus, and a nostalgic look back at circus history and inside the current Cirque du Soleil-fuelled phenomenon.
The last will of Moira Leahy Therese Walsh
Explores the intense bond of sisterhood - and the legendary powers of an ancient dagger - as a grieving twin searches for her own identity in the ruins of her sister's past.
The moon sisters Therese Walsh
After their mother's probable suicide, sisters Olivia and Jazz take steps to move on with their lives. Jazz, logical and forward-thinking, decides to get a new job, but spirited, strong-willed Olivia 'who can see sounds, taste words, and smell sights' is determined to travel to the remote setting of their mother's unfinished novel to lay her spirit properly to rest. As they near their destination, the tension builds between the two sisters, each hiding something from the other, until they are finally forced to face everything between them and decide what is really important.
Think like Zuck : the five business secrets of facebook's improbably brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg Ekaterina Walter
Between heaven and earth Eric Walters
DJ is David McLean's eldest grandson, so it stands to reason that he be the one to scatter his beloved grandfather's ashes. At least that's how DJ sees it. He's always been the best at everything - sports, school, looking after his fatherless family - so climbing Kilimanjaro is just another thing he'll accomplish almost effortlessly. Or so he thinks, until he arrives in Tanzania and everything starts to go wrong.
Redefining girly : how parents can fight the stereotyping and sexualizing of girlhood, from birth to tween Melissa Atkins Wardy
Containing practical, specific parenting advice; strategies for effecting change with educators, store managers, corporations, and more; and tips for challenging and changing the media, this essential guide gives parents the tools they need to fight back against the modern stereotyping and sexualisation of young girls.
Otter out of water Kathy-jo Wargin
Ophelia Jane Worthington-Whittard and her sister Alice are still grieving for their dead mother when their father takes a job in a strange museum in a city where it always snows. On her very first day in the museum Ophelia discovers a boy locked away in a long forgotten room. As Ophelia embarks on an incredible journey to rescue the boy everything that she believes will be tested. Along the way she learns more and more about the boy's own remarkable journey to reach her and save the world. A story within a story, this a modern day fairytale, about the power of friendship, courage and love, and never ever giving up.
Scare a bear Kathy-jo Wargin
In rhyming text, the reader is asked how to scare a bear if one wanders into camp, or wants to go for a boat ride, or stays for supper.
Don't poke a worm till it wriggles Celia Warren
A delightful collection of poems for children, all about worms. It includes worm poems in various poetic forms, worm-related parodies of nursery rhymes, and lots more. With lots of fun and just a little environmental consciousness thrown in, this is a charming collection.
The Ghost of the Trenches Helen Watts
One Day in Oradour Helen Watts
Beyond the rift Peter Watts
Combining complex science with skilfully executed prose, these edgy, award-winning tales explore the shifting border between the known and the alien. Among these bold storylines: a seemingly humanized monster from John Carpenter's The Thing reveals the true villains in an Antarctic showdown; an artificial intelligence shields a biologically enhanced prodigy from her overwhelmed parents; a deep-sea diver discovers her true nature lies not within the confines of her mission but in the depths of her psyche; a court psychologist analyzes a psychotic graduate student who has learned to reprogram reality itself; and a father tries to hold his broken family together in the wake of an ongoing assault by sentient rainstorms.
Fearless Tawny Weber
Gia Renyard has it together - job, apartment, friends - but she's never had that super hot sexual adventure. After the ultimate makeover she makes her move on co-worker Luke Monroe, convinced he will never recognize her staid office persona after they leave their convention. But what happens in Vegas doesn't necessarily stay in Vegas, as Luke decides to turn the tables on his seductress….
Body language quick & easy Richard Webster
Body Language Quick & Easy shows you how to use the hidden communication of the body to improve your relationships, build confidence, understand your friends and colleagues, and even be able to tell when people are lying. Use your understanding of the body to influence others, interpret motivations, and achieve goals at work.
Dick Whittington gets on his bike Ellen Weeks
In this classic fairy tale retold with a twist Dick sets off to seek his fortune on his trusty bike and Lucky the cat. But he doesn't have much luck in London until a TV producer spots the cat's star potential. Hopscotch Twisty Tales combine carefully controlled text levels and word counts with highly entertaining and original stories, perfect for children starting to read independently.
Ha! Ha! The science of when we laugh and why Scott Weems
Humour, like pornography, is famously difficult to define. We know it when we see it, but is there any way to figure out what we really find funny? In this fascinating investigation into the science of humour and laughter, neuroscientist Scott Weems uncovers what's happening in our heads when we giggle, guffaw, or double over with laughter.
A hot cold summer Nova Weetman
A pick-a-path series giving the reader the chance to make the decisions, and choose how the story goes! It's the last day of school and Frankie Jones is looking down the barrel of a long, hot, boring summer with only her guitar for company until… 1. She gets a surprise chance to go to London. She's dying to go - except that it will mean seeing her heartbreakingly cute British friend Jack again. Will things take up where they left off? Or can Frankie finally prove she's over him? OR 2. Her dad invites her on a beach holiday. But when she discovers her dad's new girlfriend and her daughter Ellie are also coming on their trip, Frankie's not sure how she feels. Will she get to spend any time with her dad at all? Or will she be expected to hang out with Ellie, her new best frenemy?
Worst fears Fay Weldon
A widow sets out to obtain vengeance after discovering the truth about her husband. She has found out that he died making love to another woman, that the house - to the financing of which she contributed - has been left to someone else, and that he never divorced his first wife.
The day of the locust Nathanael West
The Day of the Locust is a novel about Hollywood and its corrupting touch, about the American dream turned into a sun-drenched California nightmare. Nathaniel West's Hollywood is not the glamorous "home of the stars" but a seedy world of little people, some hopeful, some despairing, all twisted by their by their own desires. An unforgettable portrayal of a world that mocks the real and rewards the sham, turns its back on love to plunge into empty sex, and breeds a savage violence that is its own undoing.
The dream Life of Balso Snell Nathanael West
Described by one critic as "a fantasy about some rather scatological adventures of the hero in the innards of the Trojan horse."
Miss Lonelyhearts Nathanael West
Day after day, 'Miss Lonelyhearts' sits in his office responding to letters from 'Broken-hearted, Sick-of-it-all, and Desperate', dispensing words of hope, inspiration, and other platitudes to get his readers through their tormented days. But it's all getting to be too much for Miss Lonelyhearts. Under the weight of his colleagues' mockery and the endless gloom of his correspondence, Miss Lonelyheart finds himself crippled with cynicism and dysfunction.
The mailbox Marybeth Whalen
When teenager Lindsey Adams first visits the Kindred Spirit mailbox at Sunset Beach, North Carolina, she has no idea that twenty years later she will be visiting it again. Returning for the first time since her husband left her and their two children, Lindsey struggles to put her sorrow into words. Centered around the real and mysterious landmark on the coast of North Carolina, The Mailbox is a rich blend of folklore, faith, and the beauty of second chances.
She makes it look easy Marybeth Whalen
Ariel Baxter has just moved into the neighborhood of her dreams. The chaos of domestic life and the loneliness of motherhood, however, moved with her. Then she meets her neighbour, Justine Miller. Justine ushers Ariel into a world of clutter-free houses, fresh-baked bread, homemade crafts, neighbourhood playdates, and organization techniques designed to make marriage better and parenting manageable.
Contraband Dennis Wheatley
A beautiful woman leads Gregory Sallust into the middle of a UK smuggling ring.
The devil rides out Dennis Wheatley
The Duke de Richleau and a friend find that one of their number is missing from a reunion, and it turns out that he has fallen under the influence of a black magic sect. Disbelieving at first, the Duke and his friends soon discover that magic and the powers of darkness are still alive and very real, as they fight a series of terrific earthly and occult battles to save their friend's soul.
Strange conflict Dennis Wheatley
The darkest hour of 1940, Britain's lifeline is failing fast as her convoys are sent to the bottom of the Altantic. But who can explain the Nazi's grim success? The Duke de Richleau can hazard a guess - the enemy is fighting on the Astral Plane. But he who dares to join the battle with the Forces of Darkness risks his sanity and very soul.
The sword of fate Dennis Wheatley
September 1939 - 27 April 1941. 'Between your body and his', the old Arab woman told the lovely Greek-ltalian girl, Daphnis, 'lies the Sword of Fate.' In the battle-scarred days of 1940 Julian Day finds himself in Alexandria - in a whirlpool of intrigue and spy-rings. He falls under suspicion both from his fellow countrymen and the Germans. Driven by conflicting loyalties, he sets sail for Greece and the ill-starred campaign of 1941, and, determined to sheath the Sword of Fate, he journeys into the heart of enemy-held territory. The danger is desperate; the price of failure - death.
Bill for the Use of a Body Dennis Wheatley
The Launching of Roger Brook Dennis Wheatley
The Shadow of Tyburn Tree Dennis Wheatley
Idea to iPhone : the essential guide to creating your first app for the iPhone and iPad Carla (Application designer) White
Learn to build apps from scratch without any programming experience! - Do you have a great idea for an app but have no idea where to begin? Then this is the book for you. Even if you have no programming experience, this easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide teaches you exactly what you need to know to bring your app idea to life without a lot of cash or coding.
Inside a pearl : my years in Paris Edmund White
When Edmund White moved to Paris in 1983 he was forty-three years old, couldn't speak French, and only knew two people in the entire city. When he left fifteen years later to take a teaching position in the U.S., he was fluent enough to broadcast on French radio and TV, and in his work as a journalist, he'd made the acquaintance of everyone from Yves Saint Laurent to Catherine Deneuve to Michel Foucault. He'd also developed a close friendship with an older woman, Marie-Claude, through which he'd come to understand French life and culture in a deeper way.
The sleeper Gillian White
Clover Moon feels trapped in her life as a farmer's wife. She certainly doesn't enjoy hosting Fergus's mother, Violet, who always finds new ways to publicly humiliate her unsatisfactory daughter-in-law. But would Violet ever seek a more violent way of expressing her disapproval? Violet is a medium, and the voices of the dead sometimes encourage her to do disturbing things.
The sugar season : a year in the life of maple syrup, and one family's quest for the sweetest harvest Douglas Whynott
A year in the life of one New England family as they work to preserve an ancient, lucrative, and threatened agricultural art-- the sweetest harvest, maple syrup.
October Zoe Wicomb
Mercia Murray is a woman of fifty-two years who has been abandoned by her partner in Scotland, where she has been living for twenty-five years. Mercia returns to her homeland of South Africa to find her family overwhelmed by alcoholism and secrets. Poised between her life in Scotland and her life in South Africa, she recollects the past with a keen sense of irony as she searches for some idea of home.
Boy and Man Niall Williams
Boy in the World Niall Williams
John Niall Williams
A boy called Hope Lara Williamson
Since his dad ran off with the lady from the chip shop, Dan Hope's life has gone a bit strange, what with his sister acting mean and Mum's new boyfriend keeping secrets. And now - even stranger - his dad has turned up as a presenter on TV. So Dan decides to sort out his messy, muddled, madcap family, starting with getting his dad back.
Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog Jeanne Willis
Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog were very lazy. They ate and ate and ate. They drank and drank and drank. And they slept and slept and slept. But when they woke up, they were most uncomfortable. The sofa had shrunk! Or so they liked to think…
Huxtabook : recipes from sea, land & earth Daniel Wilson
In Huxtabook, Daniel Wilson brings together recipes from Sea, Land and Earth - bookended by enticing snacks in Bites, and inventive desserts in Sweet - drawing culinary influences from all over the world, including the United States, Europe and South-East Asia. Containing over 120 recipes for dishes packed with flavour and designed for sharing.
The yellow papers Dominique Wilson
It's 1872 and China - still bruised from its defeat in the two Opium Wars - sends a group of boys, including seven-year-old Chen Mu, to America to study and bring back the secrets of the West. But nine years on Chen Mu becomes a fugitive and flees to Umberumberka, a mining town in outback Australia. He eventually finds peace working for Matthew Dawson, a rich pastoralist. When the bubonic plague ravages Sydney, Matthew Dawson's daughter returns to her father's property with her son, Edward. But it's a lonely life for a small boy surrounded only by adults, and he soon befriends Chen Mu.
Alif the unseen G. Willow Wilson
Welcome to the Empty Quarter, the domain of Djinn, ghouls, demons and the effrit who take the shapes of beasts… Alif is a 23-year-old Arab/Indian hacker working in the Arab Emirates. The state security forces come after Alif with guns drawn, and he must go underground, trying all the while to fight back against a piece of code he wrote to protect his lover but which the Hand is using to create the most sophisticated state surveillance the world has ever known. As their final communication, Intisar sends the heartbroken Alif a mysterious old book which Alif soon realises is actually a dangerous source of old world magic. A life and death struggle ensues as the might of heaven and earth is unleashed.
Lola Rose Jacqueline Wilson
When Jayni, her mum and little brother have to run away from her abusive father, it starts off as an adventure. They slip out at night, go up to London and stay in a hotel, and even make up false identities. But when the money runs out and reality bites, is it still a game they should play?
Bones John Wilson
Sam and Annabel are visiting Drumheller, Alberta, where the farmland Sam's mother lives on is host to a dinosaur dig. Annabel, an avid learner, is thrilled to have access to paleontologists and spends as much time as she can near the dig, much to Sam's dismay. But when they learn the dig has uncovered scientifically important bones, even Sam's interest is piqued. In fact, the whole town is talking about the dig. When Sam and Annabel learn that Humphrey Battleford, a famous collector of stolen goods, is in the area, they are on high alert to keep the ancient bones safe.
Events, Dear Boy, Events Ruth Winstone
A year on the farm : recipes and stories from my Tasmanian tree change Sally Wise
Renowned cook, Sally Wise has always wanted her own cooking school, and her own farm, where she could grow the things she wants to cook with. One day she and her husband came across a property in Tasmania's Derwent Valley with an orchard full of fruit trees, and a funny old chalet/cabin out the back. A plan began to take shape… In this, her latest book, Sally shares the 100 or so recipes she's gathered over a year of growing, cooking, setting up school and house and managing an eccentric household of family and other animals.
Moon cutters Janet Woods
1840. Miranda Jarvis would do anything to protect her sister, so when Lucy comes down with a fever, she thinks nothing of stealing a loaf of bread from a local landowner. Robbed by strangers, the pair of them have nothing, and no one to help them. Miranda doesn't count on being nearly brained by the cook's rolling pin … but nor does she count on the house's owner himself. The seemingly respectable businessman Sir James, known for his philanthropy, takes a keen interest in Miranda and her sister, and they are soon established in his household.
The Death of the Poet N. Quentin Woolf
Dream Big, Little Pig! Kristi Yamaguchi
Waffles : sweet, savory, simple Dawn Yanagihara
A collection of thirty recipes plus a selection of toppings to sprinkle, spread, drizzle, and otherwise gild the waffle.
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe Salina Yoon
Who Do I See Salina Yoon
Gloria Kerry Young
Pao Kerry Young
Murder in a cold climate Scott Young
When the mysterious connections between the disappearance of a small plane and the murder of a Native rights activist are revealed, Inuit police inspector Matteesie Kitologitak of the RCMP must use his keen abilities to unravel the truth. Twists and turns throughout the case pose increasing danger as Matteesie uncovers connections between the murders and drug trafficking.
The shaman's knife Scott Young
Mateesie Kitologitak, an Inuit inspector with the RCMP, is torn between ancient customs and modern laws when an admired shaman is suspected in a double homicide.
Paris Pastry Club Fanny Zanotti
In Paris Pastry Club Fanny Zanotti recalls her food memories and favourite recipes of France through all the flavours of her childhood. As well as old favourites, Fanny shares her own recipes from her years as a successful pastry chef.
Younger Next Week Elisa Zied