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The Dodie Smith set brings together three fantastic stories from the author of I Capture the Castle and 101 Dalmations. Set against the backdrop of a London theatre world, It Ends with Revelations is an unconventional love story in which loyalty may prove more important than love. The Town in Bloom finds a young Lancashire girl arrive in London intent on a stage career, although she has to make do with a role as theatre secretary. When she does have the chance to act, she makes an unforgettable impression, but not the one she'd hopes. She soon falls in love for the first time. The New Moon with the Old is an unusual novel about a family full of eclectic characters. When the widower father Rupert flees the country under the threat of prosecution for fraud, he asks new secretary-housekeeper to not only break the news to the family, but also look after them.
Edmund Crispin's Gervase Fen novels are perfect for all fans of classic crime writing and will appeal to those who enjoy the likes of Agatha Christie and Colin Dexter. The stories will delight and perplex in equal measure. Join the Oxford professor of Language and Literature as he pursues increasingly convoluted paths in search of the truth. Intelligent, witty, fast paced and often tongue-in-cheek, this is perfect crime writing that mixes murder, true love, opera, church music, chemistry labs and a heroic, if homicidal, bloodhound!
Best known for his popular Rumpole series, John Mortimer is a much revered British author who was known for his sharp wit ? a quality that is very much on display in The Titmuss Trilogy, these three amusing stories of British politics. Starting with the brilliant Paradise Postponed, a satirical tale of a Tory MP who is left a fortune by a socialist clergyman ? much to the mirth of his two sons ? this entertaining and smartly written trio also includes Titmuss Regained and The Sound of Trumpets.
Carola Dunn Collection - 12 Books (collection)
The Daisy Dalrymple Collection features twelve mystery books from Carola Dunn's brilliant series - all packed with witty dialogue and well-rounded, unforgettable characters. The well-heeled Daisy Dalrymple is a freelance reporter who just cannot stop herself getting involved in attempting to solve crime investigations. This collection is full of cracking good country house mysteries!
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Molly Keane was widely heralded as the mistress of wicked comedy as her observations were so deliciously accurate and her humour decidedly black. The five wickedly sharp stories in this collection are riveting and the elegant writing fits perfectly as sadness and pathos lie close to the glittering surface. The books include the likes of Time After Time and Devoted Ladies and contain some extremely cleverly conceived characters. Although the books will make you chuckle and laugh out loud, there are also genuine shocks and twists that were her trademarks throughout every story.
Discover the phenomenal talent of the late Ira Levin with this three-book set that includes the infamous and utterly thrilling novel the Stepford Wives, as well as powerful classics A Kiss Before Dying and Rosemary's Baby. With a fantastic ability for creating a dark and sinister underbelly to his novels that loiters beneath the surface, Levin was highly regarded for his writing style and his work is sure to live on for many years. Chilling and unsettling, these are three truly captivating and timeless reads from the author of Sliver and The Boys from Brazil.
Mary Stewart has had a long and acclaimed writing career. Her novels have been bestsellers on both sides of the Atlantic and she has attracted devoted followers since Madam, Will You Talk? was first published in 1955. This introductory set features ten adventures - from a mysterious ritual murder on the beautiful island of Skye to a legend that becomes frighteningly real in a crumbling palace in the Lebanon. Expect romance, intrigue and plenty of escapism and join a throng of fans as you follow the author's deliciously dangerous path from the idyllic depths of the British countryside to the exotic shores of foreign lands. You're in for a real treat this summer!