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The experienced watercolour artists Jeremy Ford, Gwen Scott and Jean Haines provide a range of tips and advice to teach you how to produce beautiful, expressive paintings filled with colour and light. This set of books will guide you through every stage of the process, from choosing the right materials to compositions and technique. Teaching you how to paint water colours, landscapes and colour and light, these books will open up a whole new inspirational and exciting world.
Alice Thomas Ellis Set (collection)
This collection brings together three modern-day classics from the late Alice Thomas Ellis - an author recognised as a tremendously talented writer of black comedies. The three riveting books in this set - Unexplained Laughter, The Birds of the Air and The Inn at the Edge of the World - are all critically acclaimed and contain complex, farcical plot lines. Every novel is also full of beautifully drawn characters and hilarious situations. Having stood the test of time, the books in this introductory set deserve to be read, recommended and shared. Ellis's books are engaging, laugh-out-loud funny and incredibly intelligent.
Three novels written by the Scottish historical author David Donachie, all featuring the unforgettable character John Pearce. By The Mast Divided sees young firebrand Pearce illegally press-ganged on to a brutal life aboard the HMS Brilliant in 1793. He becomes the leader of an exclusive gun crew as HMS Brilliant chases a French privateer across the English Channel during an action-packed two weeks. A Shot Rolling Ship finds Pearce pressed into the navy for the second time in a month, this time working aboard the HMS Griffin, a slow and over-crowded ship that sails the Channel in search of French privateers that prey on English merchant shipping. But Pearce has to save his ailing father from the dangers of revolutionary Paris and to do that, he must somehow leave the ship...An Awkward Commision sees Pearce having to take ship and follow fellow Pelicans who have been shipped off to the Mediterranean. As he arrives at the port of Toulon, the tension between crews and captains intensifies and comes to a brilliant head when the HMS Brilliant is detached from the fleet and heads for North Africa, under the orders of Captain Horation Nelson. Three action-packed reads!
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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.
Sherlock Holmes is back in Laurie R. King’s new series, but this time the infamous detective is playing second fiddle, to his wife! The precocious Mary Russell manages to talk Holmes out of retirement as the newly married duo seek to overcome some original cunning adversaries. A superb continuation of the style and panache with which Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the original detective tales, these three novels plunge the reader into three gripping adventures.
A fantastic trio of critically-acclaimed fiction novels, the Maggie O’Farrell Collection includes wonderfully sophisticated writing from the author of the incredible bestselling novel The Hand That First Held Mine, the winner of the 2010 Costa Novel Award. With thought-provoking plots and moving explorations of love and human emotion, the Northern Irish novelist’s classy stories are written with real elegance and no shortage of well-observed characterisation. Including the Distance Between Us, The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox and My Lover’s Lover, this is a must-have set for fiction fans.
Three excellent crime mysteries set against picturesque, sleepy countryside backdrops, the Rebecca Tope Collection features plenty of quirks and plot twists that will keep the reader guessing and intrigued, much like her popular ‘Cotswold Mysteries’ series. With some fascinating tangled lies and secrets and sinister disappearances, these thrilling reads see amateur sleuth Drew Slocombe forced to take matters into his own hands in order to resolve some mystifying cases.
Three authentic and gripping wartime tales that are sprinkled with drama and romance, the Robert Radcliffe Set introduces this wonderful author to a new, wider audience. Radcliffe?s first World War II novel Under an English Heaven received much popular acclaim and he has since followed up that success with the publication of Upon Dark Waters and Across the Blood-Red Skies, each of which is included in this set. With remarkable characterisation and compelling battle scenes, these are highly recommended wartime novels.
This collection brings together three of Rebecca Tope's West Country Mystery books. The crime novels are realistic, intelligent and completely readable. Set in an attractive rural location in the West Country, the countryside might seem idyllic but its less than charming underbelly is the ideal backdrop for murder, mystery and plenty of plot twists and turns. Among the cases covered include an unpopular farmer meeting an untimely end, the suspicious death of a hunt protester and the surprising heart attack of a local detective.
This three-book collection brings together dramatic stories with strong heroines and page-turning plots that expose the complexities of human relationships. Each one is engrossing from the very first page, and the books examine the themes of passionate obsession, mayhem and madness, love, lust, jealousy and ambition. All very captivating, these books are hard to put down and we're sure you'll soon be recommending them to all your friends!
Described as a cross between All Creatures Great and Small and Lovejoy, the entertaining books in the Tales from the Dales set tell the story of Max and Vicky Hardcastle. Having always dreamed of moving their antiques business to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, they soon become the proud owners of a collection of ramshackle buildings and the newest members of a close-knit and eccentric community in the area. From the antics of the antiques trade to the uproarious incidents of village life, it turns out rural living isn't quite as tranquil as the married couple had imagined and hoped!