The sequel to A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness's Shadow of Night continues the story of historian Diana Bishop, a woman descended from a line of powerful witches, who along with long-lived vampire Matthew Clairmont has broken the law of dividing creatures. The fragile coexistence of witches, daemons, vampires and humans has been dangerously threatened. Seeking safety, Diana and Matthew travel back in time to London, 1590. But they soon realise that the past may not provide a haven... This is a book that will appeal to fans of fantasy and romance and fans of the original are sure to fall for Diana and Matthew once more in this stunning, richly imagined, epic tale.
Please note that this hardback has 580 pages and not 336 as advertised in our recent catalogue.
Three gentle romantic novels set in the beautiful (and fictional) East Devon market town of Talyton St George, Cathy Woodman's books are sure to appeal to fans of both Katie Fforde and James Herriot. Cathy brings her own experiences as a vet in real life beautifully to the page in Trust Me, I'm A Vet, while the other two books are also fantastically frothy. The Sweetest Thing sees new resident and cake baker extraordinaire Jennie Copland realise things are not quite as easy as they seem in the country, while Must Be Love sees the already under-pressure Maz Harwood discover she's pregnant. This is a collection of three charming countryside romances.
The author of the highly successful Shopaholic novels, Sophie Kinsella (writing under her real name Madeleine Wickham for these books), offers three witty and wise novels in The Gatecrasher, A Desirable Residence and The Tennis Party. Throughout the books, you'll get to meet an unscrupulous woman who preys on old, wealthy and vulnerable men, a couple whose complicated relationships seem certain to trip them up and Patrick, a man whose tennis party sets the scene for a weekend of tempers, shocks, revelations and anything but tennis. All fun, light, entertaining and deliciously readable!
Jackie Collins is one of the world's bestselling authors and continues to write blockbuster novels that thrill existing fans and attract new ones. This collection brings together three of her best books - Hollywood Wives: The New Generation, Goddess of Vengeance and Drop Dead Beautiful - all packed with the sex, glamour, power, passion and plotting you've come to expect. Perfect examples of why she's sold more than 400 million copies worldwide, these novels confirm there really is no one who writes these kinds of books better!
Joanne Harris has received huge critical and commercial acclaim for her wonderful novel Chocolat, a book that was adapted into a very successful film starring Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche. This delightful novel is brought together with two other very fine reads, Blackberry Wine and Five Quarters of the Orange, in this fantastic set. Clever, funny and consistently well-spun stories that deserve your attention.
The Kingmaker's Daughter is the fourth novel in Philippa Gregory's Cousins' War Series and features all the period detail, authoritative voice and immaculate research shown in The White Queen, The Red Queen and The Lady of the Rivers. Set against the backdrop of the court of Edward IV and his beautiful queen, Elizabeth Woodville, this wonderful hardback tells the riveting story of Anne Neville, the youngest daughter of the ruthless Earl of Warwick. Gripping and ultimately tragic, this is full of suspense and sure to delight any fan of historical fiction.
One of the country's bestselling saga writers, this collection features three of Josephine Cox's novels full of romance and sacrifice, rivalry and hatred, secrets and revenge and, ultimately, the huge power of love. Likely to appeal to fans of Catherine Cookson, these North Country sagas are beautifully paced, well told, provocative and full of drama. With all the values of a traditional saga, you will find yourself delving into these novels time and time again! Tomorrow The World is the story of a woman whose life completely changes when she has an affair - and a child - with the one who got away, while The Woman Who Left tells about a home and family falling apart after a tragedy and Looking Back finds eighteen-year-old Molly's life changing forever more when she has to take responsibility for her five brothers and sisters.
What should be an incredible journey for May Smith and her husband ends up being engulfed in tragedy when the Titanic hits an iceberg in April 1912. May was looking to leave her life in the back streets of Bolton behind and start afresh in the United States. Leah Fleming's powerful novel brings the disaster vividly to life. It describes how human stories of lost babies, abusive husbands and friendships forged in the traumatic circumstances. The Captain's Daughter is a sweeping read full of incident and human emotion that marks the centenary of the ship's sinking.
The Katie Flynn Collection is packed with ten heart-warming and moving reads about young people, their lives, love and jealousies. All the compelling stories are played out against the hardship and humour of a Liverpool background at the turn of the 20th century. Flynn's evocative style has won her an army of loyal supporters and after selling nearly a million books to date, she is now considered one of the best saga writers around. Sure to appeal to fans of Josephine Cox, the books are captivating and deliciously readable!
A collection of ten romance novels that are delightfully frothy yet remain well written and true-to-life, this set of ten Katie Fforde books is ideal for those who love romantic fiction and is great light reading for fans of Jill Mansell and Harriet Evans. Introducing you to Fforde's gently witty view of the world, each book develops an unforgettable heroine who is normally unlucky in love, such as the green fingered Perdita and the dizzy PA Jenny. Will they manage to find their man? Tales of love that are consistently Sunday Times bestsellers.
Intelligent fiction for the modern woman, the Adele Parks Collection is full of warm, moving and heart-breaking tales full of relevance and resonance. The three books featured in this set act as the perfect introduction to the extremely popular and talented author and are all very different, but equally well perceived. Love Lies is a contemporary tale of Cinderella's quest for her own happily ever after, while Game Over is the story of not looking for Mr Right. Tell Me Something is a book that describes the tricky situation of a crumbling marriage, fussy mother-in-law and an unwanted ex.