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  • Blockbuster Fiction Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781447286646 - Various
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    Now more than ever, Hollywood studios are snapping up the movie rights to our favourite novels - sometimes before the books are even written. Our three-book Blockbuster Fiction Collection is a compelling set of novels that have been brought to life on the big screen.

    Philomena, now an Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated motion picture starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, tells the true story of Philomena Lee and the son she had to give away. Both having to deal with the forces of hypocrisy and secrets, it's a deeply moving tale.

    An international bestseller in its own right, The Lovely Bones was adapted for the big screen by Lord of the Rings and King Kong director Peter Jackson. With the film starring Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz as the parents of Susie Salmon, a young girl who is watching them from heaven following her murder, The Lovely Bones is an astonishingly poignant novel about life and death, forgiveness, vengeance and memory.

    Starring Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Chris Tucker, and featuring an Oscar-winning performance from The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, David O. Russell's (director of The Fighter, Three Kings and American Hustle) adaptation of The Silver Linings Playbook< has garnered many a positive review from critics. A delightful debut novel from the author of The Good Luck of Right Now, Matthew Quick, the book tells the story of Pat, a man with bipolar disorder who is trying to get his life back on track after a stint in a psychiatric hospital.

    All original, telling and transfixing, this collection of novels is a must-have for fans of the films and those looking to be mesmerised by fantastic writing!
  • Death of a Nurse - Hardback - 9781472117236 - MC Beaton
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    MC Beaton
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    This mystery from Book People favourite M.C. Beaton follows Lochdubh's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman, Hamish Macbeth, as he attempts to solve another quirky crime.

    James Harrison has recently moved to a restored hunting lodge in Sutherland with his private nurse, Gloria Dainty. When Hamish visits Mr. Harrison to introduce him to the neighbourhood, he's hardly welcomed with open arms. As Gloria apologises for her employer's behaviour, Hamish takes the plunge and invites her out for dinner - but she never shows up...

    Four days later, Gloria's body washes up on a beach near Braikie and it's clear she's been strangled. On his own, Hamish must find the killer of the beautiful new resident before they have the chance to strike again.

    A beautiful hardback at an unbelievable price, this novel will delight M.C. Beaton's loyal fans and is full of shocks, surprises and charm.
  • Room - Paperback - 9781509803156 - Emma Donoghue
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    Emma Donoghue
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    An Orange Prize- and Man Booker-shortlisted novel from Emma Donoghue, the film adaptation of Room has won so many awards and its star Brie Larson deservedly won an Oscar. Now, for a fabulous Book People price, you can discover or re-read this incredible novel.

    Described as 'A triumph' by the Daily Telegraph, the book tells the story from the point of view of 5-year-old Jack. He lives with his Ma in a single, locked room and neither of them have the key... they're prisoners but when they escape, Jack gets to see the real world for the first time - and it's a scary, overwhelming and mainly positive experience.

    Beautifully written and guaranteed to appeal to fans of The Lovely Bones, this paperback edition comes with a film-themed jacket.
  • Able Seacat Simon - Hardback - 9781471151835 - Lynne Barrett-Lee
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    Lynne Barrett-Lee
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    Inspired by a true story, Lynne Barrett-Lee's fictional retelling of 'Able Seacat' Simon's adventures are certain to appeal to fans of A Street Cat Named Bob.

    Discovered in the Hong Kong docks in 1948 and smuggled on board the H.M.S Amethyst by a British sailor, the cat soon takes to his new waterborne home - establishing himself as the cat's expert rat-catcher and winning the hearts of the crew.

    When tragedy strikes the ship and many of the crew are shot, Simon also finds himself in danger. Helped by the ship's doctor, Simon makes a full recovery and takes it upon himself to purr away at those who are still in the sick bay in an attempt to lift their spirits. As the ship heads home, news of Simon's heroism makes him a famous feline, but it's still going to be a long journey back home....
  • Mrs Jeffries Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781472121707 - Emily Brightwell
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    Emily Brightwell
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    • Just 80.00p per book
    Old-fashioned crime fiction doesn't get any better than this!

    Set in Victorian London, this 10-book collection from bestselling crime author Emily Brightwell stars the mild-mannered Inspector Witherspoon and, more importantly, his quick-witted housekeeper Mrs Jeffries. Herself a policeman's widow, Mrs Jeffries takes it upon herself to nudge Inspector Witherspoon in the right direction to solve a host crimes...

    Murder strikes at Queen Victoria's Jubilee Ball; London's best-known businessman is murdered; the pub landlord gets stabbed in the back; a theatre critic meets an unfortunate end and much, much more in this 'murder most English' set of gripping and thoroughly entertaining crime stories.

    Full of period detail, quirky crimes and more than a few laughs too, our 10-book Mrs Jeffries Collection is a delight from start to finish. Perfect reading for fans of Rebecca Tope and M.C. Beaton.

    This collection includes book 4-13 in Emily Brightwell's Mrs Jeffries series.
  • Paul Temple Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780007951970 - Francis Durbridge
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    Francis Durbridge
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    Crime novelist and detective Paul Temple and his wife 'Steve' have to solve a number of crimes that take place in the glamorous world of leisured middle classes in this five-book collection.

    An author is a bestselling success but keeps herself hidden from the public as murders start in Paul Temple and the Front Page Men; Send for Paul Temple finds the duo on the trail of something only known as 'The Green Finger'; and there's a spate of celebrity deaths to solve in Paul Temple intervenes.

    Full of the glamour of a bygone era, these books are entirely captivating from first page to last.
  • The Herring Mysteries Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780749020675 - L.C. Tyler
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    With titles that all play on famous Agatha Christie novels, these cosy crime books are funny, clever and full of warmth. Written by L.C. Tyler, they evoke the spirit of the Golden Age of crime fiction and will appeal to fans of M. C. Beaton, Dorothy L Sayers and Emily Brightwell.

    The books follow mid-list author Ethelred Tressider and his trusty agent Elsie as they try to crack a number of surprising cases. In The Herring Seller's Apprentice, Ethelred is in the midst of a mid-life crises; his latest novel is going nowhere and Elsie - who does not like writers or care for literature - is hardly helping. However bad things look, they can get worse - especially when Ethelred's ex-wife Geralding vanishes and is suspected to be the victim of a local serial killer.

    The Herring in the Library finds Elsie and Ethelred heading to a dinner at Muntham Court, but halfway through the night their host is found strangled. The police conclude this was suicide but Elsie and Ethelred know this can't be true... In an attempt to revive his flagging career, Ethelred decides to try something different with his next book and set it in Egypt so embarks on a 'research trip' with Elsie. No sooner has their cruise on the Nile begun however, when an attempt is made on Etherlred's life...
  • The House on Bellevue Gardens - Hardback - 9781471130786 - Rachel Hore
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    Rachel Hore
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    When Rosa arrives in London from Poland in a search for her missing brother, she finds herself alone; a shy young man, Rick, is living in limbo as he seeks a place to nourish his creativity; while Stef is running away from her boyfriend, Oliver, and the claustrophobic life she's been living in his opulent flat...

    These three strangers all find refuge at 11 Bellevue Gardens - the shabbiest house of a smart Georgian terrace in North London. Its owner, Leonie, found sanctuary in this house back in the '60s after a brief career as a model and a destructive marriage. Now, she opens the house to others in need.

    However, this house is now under threat itself. Will Leonie be able to rescue the place that saved her?
  • Lamentation - Hardback - 9780230744196 - CJ Sansom
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    CJ Sansom
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    This is the latest novel in historical author C.J. Sansom's bestselling Lamentation series - and it's available in hardback for an unbelievable Book People price.

    It's summer, 1546 and King Henry VIII is slowly and painfully dying. His Protestant and Catholic councillors are engaged in a final and decisive power struggle to decide who will control the government of his successor, the eight-year-old Prince Edward.

    As Protestants are burned at the stake, the Catholic party focus their attack on Henry's sixth wife - and Matthew Shardlake's old mentor - Queen Catherine Parr. It turns out she's hiding a secret; she's written a confessional book so radically Protestant that if the King saw it, it would bring her and her sympathisers crashing down - and it's been removed from its safe place.

    Shardlake's tasked with investigating the disappearance of the book and soon discovers it's linked tot the terrible death of Anne Askew - and he, too, could be in trouble.
  • The One in a Million Boy - Hardback - 9781472228352 - Monica Wood
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    Monica Wood
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    Favourably compared to The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and The Shock of the Fall, Monica Wood's The One-in-a-Milion Boy is a poignant, compelling and joyful read.

    It follows Miss Ona Vitkus, a lady with secrets who has lived unobtrusively for most of her life - apart from three months in the summer of 1914. When she reaches the grand age of 104, she meets an 11-year-old-boy with a passion for world records and forms a special bond...

    When he doesn't visit for two weeks, Ona begins to think he may be the same as everyone else, but then the boy's father comes to visit - and he's determined to finish off his son's good deed.
  • Love in the Afternoon and Other Delights - Hardback - 9780755399567 - Penny Vincenzi
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    Penny Vincenzi
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    Love in the Afternoon and Other Delights is a fabulous collection of ten must-read short stories and an array of entertaining essays from the talented and ever-popular author and journalist Penny Vincenzi.

    Sharing her thoughts on a huge range of subjects that will appeal to every 21st century female, from love and relationships, to work and families, this stunning collection is teaming with memorable characters, plenty of glamour, teary moments, and everything in between.

    Highly addictive reading!
  • The Troutbeck Testimony - Hardback - 9780749018139 - Rebecca Tope
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    Rebecca Tope
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    From the author of A Cotswold Killing and Revenge in the Cotswolds, Book People favourite Rebecca Tope returns with The Troutbeck Testimony, a classic whodunnit mystery which will delight cosy crime fans.

    A funeral for a popular Windermere resident is soon to take place and florist Persimmon Brown and her new assistant, Bonnie, are busy making wreaths in preparation. Meanwhile in nearby Troutbeck, there's word of a series of sinister dog-nappings occurring. While taking a walk up Wansfell Pike, Simmy and her father stumble on a dog that has been strangled to death and it[s not long before Simmy reluctantly finds herself caught up in a murder investigation ...

    A treat for fans of M.C. Beaton and the other Rebecca Tope books from her Cotswold Mysteries series, this atmospheric mystery will have readers hooked.
  • Murdoch Mysteries Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781783297313 - Maureen Jennings
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    Maureen Jennings
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    A popular TV show on Alibi that stars Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy and Thomas Craig, we're sure fans of historical fiction are going to love the Murdoch Mysteries series by Maureen Jennings.

    Set in Toronto at the turn of the twentieth century, the books follow Detective William Murdoch as he solves a number of puzzling cases that are affecting the famous city. In Except the Dying, a young woman has been found naked and frozen in a quiet laneway - but as the body is identified, it becomes clear that everyone connected with her has some dark secrets...

    Under the Dragon's Tail finds Murdoch trying to work out just who was responsible for the murder of midwife and abortionist Dolly Merishaw; while Night's Child is a shocking novel about a schoolteacher who discovers shocking photographs of a quiet 13-year-old. Could Sergeant Seymour be involved? The thought is too disturbing for Murdoch to contemplate...

    This collection contains books 1, 2 and 5 in Maureen Jennings' Murdoch Mysteries series.

  • A Brief History of Seven Killings - Hardback - 9781780745879 - Marlon James
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    Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015, Marlon James' A Brief History of Seven Killings is a novel set against the backdrop of 1970s reggae culture, disco, sex and excess.

    It's 1976 in Jamaica and seven men storm Bob Marley's house with machine guns blazing. Marley survives, but doesn't return to his home country for another two years. Inspired by this event, James creates an imagined oral biography that traverses between strange landscapes and shady characters.

    Compared to Quentin Tarantino and David Foster Wallace, the book examines motivations and asks questions through a series of ghosts, witnesses, killers, drugdealer, conmen, beauty queens and more.
  • The Outsiders - Hardback - 9781444705881 - Gerald Seymour
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    Gerald Seymour
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    Written by Gerald Seymour, the author of Harry's Game, The Outsiders describes how Winnie Monks has never forgotten - or forgiven - the death of an agent on her team at the hands of a former Russian Army Major.

    Years later, she hears the Major is travelling to the Costa del Sol and sends in a surveillance unit to spy on him... They find a perfect base to spy from that will also be ideal for Winnie's darker, less official, plans but it turns out the property isn't deserted. The owners have invited young British couple Jonno and Posie to housesit while they are away.

    The new couple are supposed to be on a carefree break in the sun, but everything changes when the Secret Services team arrives...
  • Cathy Woodman Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780099586371 - Cathy Woodman
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    Cathy Woodman
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    Cathy Woodman writes stories about a vet's life in the country that are sure to appeal to fans of Katie Fforde, James Herriot and Jill Mansell.

    Throughout this great value 6-book collection, you will meet some of her lovable characters including the city vet Maz Harewood, recently single Jennie Copeland and the characters they come across during their trials and tribulations.

    Heart-warming and ideal for dipping into, these are charming books full of romance and country manners.

  • The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine - Hardback - 9781408706664 - Alexander McCall Smith
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    Alexander McCall Smith
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    Alexander McCall Smith's The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series is a favourite of ours and we're delighted to bring you Mma Ramotswe's latest adventure (the sixteenth in the series!).

    Precious has - begrudgingly - decided to take a holiday, but that won't stop her interfering with Mma Makutsi's latest case... She delves into the past of a man whose reputation has been called into question.

    Meanwhile, Violet Sephotho, Mma Makutsi's arch enemy, has had the temerity to set up a new secretarial college - one that aims to rival that great institution, the Botswana Secretarial College. Will she get her comeuppance?
  • The Fishermen - Hardback - 9780957548855 - Chigozie Obioma
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    Chigozie Obioma
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    Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015, debut author Chigozie Obioma's The Fishermen takes you to a Nigerian small town where four young brothers encounter with a madman threatens the core of their family.

    The Cain and Abel-esque story is told from the point of view of Benjamin, the youngest of the four brothers. As their father travels to a distant city for work, Benjamin and his brothers skip school and go fishing. But when they end up at a forbidden river, a madman tells them that one day one of the brothers will kill another...

    What follows is an almost mythic event with an impact that is both tragic and redemptive.
  • The Melody Lingers On - Hardback - 9781471148521 - Mary Higgins Clark
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    Mary Higgins Clark
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    The world's best-loved thriller writer needs no introduction. Dazzling readers with her phenomenal crime stories for decades, Mary Higgins Clark is back and we're sure crime fiction fans will love her new spine-tingler The Melody Lingers On.

    Lane Harmon is assistant to a renowned interior designer, so meeting the rich and famous is nothing new to her. But when she is called to the Bennett house, she knows that the job will be a little different. Parker Bennett has been missing for two years - since the discovery that billions of dollars had gone missing from a fund he managed - and suspicion remains around his name. Did he commit suicide or was his disappearance staged?

    Parker's wife is convinced that Parker is alive and innocent of the crime. But there are people after him who are determined to learn the truth at any cost. And as intrigue draws Lane into the Bennett family's world of glamour, she puts her life and the lives of her family in danger...

    If you are yet to read any books by Mary Higgins Clark, this hair-raising novel is a great place to start! Perfectly pitched, it's a breathtaking read for fans of Ian Rankin, Martina Cole and Mark Billingham. If you're already a fan of the worldwide bestseller, you know what to expect from a Mary Higgins Clark book: dazzling pace, nail-biting suspense and plots that keep you coming back for more!
  • Denise Mina Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407243009 - Denise Mina
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    Denise Mina
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    Hailed by the likes of Ian Rankin and Val McDermid, CWA Dagger winner Denise Mina creates gripping worlds that showcase the dark underbelly of modern city life.

    In Resolution, Maureen O'Donnell owes more than she makes in a year in back taxes and finds herself the reluctant star witness in the trial of psychologist Angus Farrell, the man accused of murdering her boyfriend; while Exile finds Maureen running away to London seeking answers to the mysterious surroundings of a friend's death...

    The Field of Blood sees investigative journalist Paddy Meehan investigating the disappearance of a child, an act that finds her shunned by those closest to her.

  • Barbara Cleverly Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781472115461 - Barbara Cleverly
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    Barbara Cleverly
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    Containing the first three novels in CWA Historical Dagger Award-winning author Barbara Cleverly's Joe Sandilands mysteries series, this collection is a great treat for fans of cosy crime and murderous whodunnits!

    Set in 1922, The Last Kashmiri Rose introduces Joe, an ex-soldier and Scotland Yard detective who has the right skills to untangle even the quirkiest of crimes... In March every year, the wives of the officers in the Bengal Greys have been dying violently in what appear to be 'accidents'. Will Joe find out who will be the next to die?

    Ragtime in Simla finds the British Raj fizzing with the energy of the jazz age but when a Russian opera singer is shot dead, Joe discovers a sinister world of murder, vice and blackmail. The Damascened Blade has Joe visiting an old army friend - but he soon finds himself in a bitter situation which has its roots hidden deep in the past...

    This collection includes books 1-3 in Barbara Cleverly's Joe Sandilands series.
  • Dodie Smith Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781780336633 - Dodie Smith
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    Dodie Smith
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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.

  • Tessa Harris Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781472122841 - Tessa Harris
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    Tessa Harris
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    Young American anatomist Dr. Thomas Silkstone has to solve a number of frightening mysteries in this three-book collection from Tessa Harris that combines CSI-style murders with an 18th century setting.

    The Anatomist's Apprentice finds the death of Lord Edward Crick provoking a huge amount of gossip throughout the beautiful setting of Oxfordshire. Apart from his sister, few are mourning his demise, but when her husband becomes a suspect for his murder, she calls on Philadelphia native and forensic detective Silkstone to get to the bottom of the case...

    In The Dead Shall Not Rest, Silkstone discovers that corpses are being dug up and sold to men of science for dissection - and Silkstone's unscrupulous rival Dr. John Hunter has his eyes on the body of an eight-foot man known as the 'Irish Giant'... The Devil's Breath has Silkstone having to use all his skills to investigate why so many in Oxfordshire are dying under the cloud of a poisonous fog But Silkstone quickly realises there 's another killer on the loose...

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Tessa Harris' Thomas Silkstone Mysteries series.
  • The Forgotten Affairs of Youth - Hardback - 9781408703397 - Alexander McCall Smith
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    Alexander McCall Smith
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    Another entertaining and comforting story from prolific and much-loved author Alexander McCall Smith, this hardback edition of the Forgotten Affairs of Youth is a must for fans of the Elizabeth Dalhousie series or McCall?s other collections such as the 44 Scotland Street and the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency stories. The eighth instalment in this popular series, this beguiling and thoughtful novel sees the Edinburgh philosopher and part-time sleuth come to the aid of a visiting Australian philosopher who is in search of her Scottish birth parents. Filled with familiar and entertaining characters, this book makes a great, warming gift for the author?s many fans.