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  • Graeme Kent Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781472107923 - G.W. Kent
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    G.W. Kent
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    Set in the Solomon Islands during the 1960s and starring Sergeant Ben Kella and Sister Conchita, Graeme Kent's gentle crime fiction is likely to appeal to fans of Alexander McCall Smith and Colin Cotterill.

    In Devil-Devil, the Sergeant has only just arrived on the island but has already been cursed by a magic man and stumbled across evidence of a cult uprising. At a local mission station, Kella walks in on Sister Conchita trying to bury a skeleton, while a mysterious gunman is trying to kill her. Kella has no choice but to link up with the rebellious Sister in order to track down these murderers...

    One Blood finds the duo solving a mystery links a local independence organisation, an international logging company and John F. Kennedy, while Killman finds them on the trail of a professional assassin.
  • Ross Leckie Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780857861566 - Ross Leckie
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    Ross Leckie
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    A fascinating set of historical novels based around the Punic Wars, Ross Leckie's Carthage Trilogy is packed with imaginative and convincing detail and includes the acclaimed books Hannibal, Scipio and Carthage.

    Told with great verve and gusto, making each novel as compelling as the next, these chronicles of love, hate, heroism and cruelty are entertaining from start to finish and offer a fresh new take on the Roman era.

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Ross Leckie's Carthage series
  • The Blood Card - Hardback - 9781784296681 - Elly Griffiths
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    Elly Griffiths
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    There's an anarchist plot and a ticking bomb... the stakes are higher than ever for DI Edgar Stephens and magician Max Mephisto in the latest book in Elly Griffiths' hit series.

    Elizabeth II's coronation is looming, but the murder of wartime commander, Colonel Cartwright, spoils the happy mood for DI Edgar Stephens and magician Max Mephisto. A playbill featuring another deceased comrade is found in Colonel Cartwright's possession, and a playing card, the ace of hearts: the blood card...
    With a wartime connection and a suggestion of magic, the duo make it their mission to solve this case. However, this means Edgar's investigation into the death of a Brighton fortune-teller is put on hold and Max is busy rehearsing for his television debut. Therefore, it's Edgar who heads to New York to track down a small-town mesmerist who may provide the key to the whole situation.

    Sergeant Emma Holmes is also on the case and she finds a clue buried in the files of the Zabini case. This sparks off another issue - there's a group hell-bent on providing an explosive finale to Coronation Day. Will our heroes be able to foil the plot?
  • Betrayal - Signed Edition - Hardback - 9781472245472 - Martina Cole
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    Martina Cole
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    A signed edition of Martina Cole's Betrayal.

    The 23rd novel from Martina Cole, Betrayal is a book all about survival. Aiden O'Hara has been head of the family since he was kid, and he's going to keep it that way. Jade Dixon is the one who watches his back. Mother of his son. The one who makes him invincible. But Jade's been in the game a lot longer than Aiden.

    She knows no one's indestructible. And when you're at the top, that's when you've got to watch the hardest. Especially the ones closest to you ...
  • Under a Pole Star - Signed Edition - Hardback - 9781786483683
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    A signed edition of Stef Penney's Under a Pole Star.

    Costa-winning author Stef Penney returns to the wild Arctic setting she brought so vividly to life in The Tenderness of Wolves, in an epic story of ambition, perseverance and love against the odds.

    In 1889, the whaler's daughter from Dundee - dubbed by the press 'The Snow Queen' - sets out to become a scientist and explorer. She struggles to be taken seriously but determination and chance lead her back to northern Greenland at the head of a British expedition, despite the many who believe that a young woman has no place in this harsh world of men. Geologist Jakob de Beyn was raised in Manhattan.

    Yearning for wider horizons, he joins a rival expedition, led by the furiously driven Lester Armitage. When Jakob and Flora's paths cross, it is a fateful meeting. All three become obsessed with the north, a place where violent extremes exist side by side: perpetual night and endless day; frozen seas and coastal meadows; heroism and lies.
  • The Dictator - Signed Edition - Hardback - 9781786330161 - Robert Harris
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    Robert Harris
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    A signed edition of Robert Harris' The Dictator.

    There was a time when Cicero held Caesar's life in the palm of his hand. But now Caesar is the dominant figure and Cicero's life is in ruins. Exiled, separated from his wife and children, his possessions confiscated, his life constantly in danger, Cicero is tormented by the knowledge that he has sacrificed power for the sake of his principles.

    His comeback requires wit, skill and courage - and for a brief and glorious period, the legendary orator is once more the supreme senator in Rome. But politics is never static and no statesman, however cunning, can safeguard against the ambition and corruption of others.

    Riveting and tumultuous, Dictator encompasses some of the most epic events in human history yet is also an intimate portrait of a brilliant, flawed, frequently fearful yet ultimately brave man - a hero for his time and for ours. This is an unforgettable tour de force from a master storyteller.
  • Sons of the Blood - Signed Edition - Hardback - 9781473651357
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    A signed edition of Robyn Blood's Sons of the Blood.

    In the dying days of the Wars of the Roses a secret war is born. The battle for a crown is about to become a fight for the world. Bastard son, mercenary soldier, protector of the rightful king, seeker of a secret more treacherous than any in Christendom: Jack Wynter is destined to live in dangerous times. In England, the Wars of the Roses ended a decade ago with the fall of the House of Lancaster and the victory of King Edward of York.

    But peace sleeps uneasy in this divided realm and when the king dies unexpectedly it isn't long before old blood feuds and ambitions are awoken. In the sun-baked city of Seville, unaware of the clouds of war rising over England, Jack Wynter is cursing his fortune.

    Sent here by his secretive father, king's man, Sir Thomas Vaughan - with a locked chest he has been ordered to guard with his life - Jack wonders if this mission was simply a ruse to get an illegitimate, inconvenient son out of the country. But when a stranger arrives with news that his father has been arrested for treason, Jack finds himself thrust into the heart of a deadly conspiracy. What is the secret Jack has been guarding?
  • Vinegar Girl - Signed Edition - Hardback - 9781781090534
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    A signed edition of Anne Tyler's Vinegar Girl.

    Kate Battista is feeling stuck. She's wondering just how she ended up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny... she's also having trouble at work. Her preschool children adore her, but the adults don't appreciate her unusual opinions or forthright manner.

    Dr Battista has other problems. After years out in the academic wilderness, he is on the verge of a breakthrough. His research could help millions. There's only one problem: his brilliant young lab assistant, Pyotr, is about to be deported. And without Pyotr...

    When Dr Battista cooks up an outrageous plan that will enable Pyotr to stay in the country, he's relying - as usual - on Kate to help him. Kate is furious: this time he's really asking too much. But will she be able to resist the two men's touchingly ludicrous campaign to win her round?

    Anne Tyler's retelling of The Taming of the Shrew asks whether a thoroughly modern, independent woman like Kate would ever sacrifice herself for a man. The answer is as individual, offbeat and funny as Kate herself.
  • When the Music's Over - Signed Edition - Hardback - 9781473651364 - Peter Robinson
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    Peter Robinson
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    A signed edition of Peter Robinson's When the Music's Over.

    Crime fans are always thrilled to follow DCI Alan Banks as he attempts to crack his latest case - and When the Music's Over will be no exception. Acclaimed by Jeffery Deaver, Stephen King and so many critics, Peter Robinson's latest is a real page-turner that combines a gritty plot with contemporary issues.

    The body of a young girl has been found in a remote countryside lane in North Yorkshire. Bruised, beaten and apparently thrown from a moving vehicle, it's up to DI Annie Cabbot to investigate how such a vicious crime could occur. Banks, meanwhile, is set a similar task - and it's as cold as they come...

    Linda Palmer was attacked by celebrity entertainer Danny Caxton 50 years previously but no investigation took place. Now Caxton is at the centre of an investigation into historical abuse and Banks has to discover the truth.

    As both detectives piece together the truth, it becomes clear the secrets they're unveiling could be much darker than anyone expects...
  • 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!
  • Murder at the Brightwell - Hardback - 9780749017316 - Ashley Weaver
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    Ashley Weaver
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    A stylish read for fans of Carola Dunn and Nicola Upson and praised by the likes of G. M. Malliet, Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver is a thrilling and stylish debut that is sure to entertain fans of historical crime fiction.

    Regretting her marriage to the notoriously charming playboy, Milo, Amry Ames is looking for a change and accepts a request from her former fiance to stay at the Brightwell Hotel in Devon to circumvent his sister's marriage. But when the groom-to-be is found dead, Amory finds herself caught up in the investigation to find the killer... hoping to avoid becoming a victim herself!

    Scattered with gentle humour and displaying a true gift for dialogue, we're sure readers will love Ashley Weaver and her debut novel Murder at the Brightwell - we're certainly looking forward to more from her.
  • 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.
  • House of Cards Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007952069 - Michael Dobbs
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    Michael Dobbs
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    Intelligently written and with a remarkable insight into the way the government works, Michael Dobbs' bestselling House of Cards series inspired both the BBC and Netflix series of the same name.

    Follow Chief Whip Francis Urquhart as he does all he can - through fair and foul means - to become the Prime Minister. But getting what he wants in this manipulative way means there are many enemies just waiting for Francis to slip up.

    Entertaining and controversial, these books are unputdownable.
  • Stubo & Vik Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781786492449 - Anne Holt
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    Anne Holt
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    Anne Holt is one of the queens of Scandinavian crime writing and has sold millions of copies of her books worldwide. This three-book collection will introduce you to her detective characters, Adam Stubo and Johanne Vik.

    Punishment is the duo's first case and it finds them in pursuit of a killer who is on the loose. Three children have been abducted and two bodies have been returned to their mothers with a horrific note: 'You Got What You Deserved'. Police Superintendent Adam Stubo is put in charge of the investigation and is convinced he's overlooking a crucial detail. He recruits legal researcher Johanne Vik - who has an extensive understanding of criminal history - to help him solve this horrifying case.

    The Final Murder finds a TV talk-show star being murdered in her own home. Her tongue has been removed and left near to her body. A second body is also found crucified soon after and more killings are to be expected; Death in Oslo finds the US president being abducted while on a state visit to Norway...

    This collection includes books 1-3 in Anne Holt's Vik/Stubo series.
  • Cast Iron - Hardback - 9781780874593 - Peter May
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    Peter May
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    Presented in keepsake hardback, Cast Iron is the sixth and final page-turner in Peter May's bestselling series following the life of half-Scottish, half-Italian forensic scientist Enzo Macleod.

    In 1989 a killer dumped the body of a 23-year-old called Lucie Martin into a lake in France. Fourteen years later, her remains were exposed by a drought. No one was ever convicted of her murder, but now Enzo is on the case...

    Already the toughest challenge he's ever faced, Enzo finds a flaw in the original evidence that brings up old ghosts and will endanger everyone he holds dear...

    A fitting finale for this captivating series.
  • Faber War Poets Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780571316106 - David Jones, Rupert Brooke, Ro
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    David Jones, Rupert Brooke, Ro
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    This six-paperback book collection brings together the work of some of the finest poets of the First World War era.

    Compiled by Faber, the books all feature specially commissioned covers by leading print makers and contain introductions to the famous poems by some of the leading poets and biographers of the present day.

    The likes of Rupert Brooke, Robert Graves, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, David Jones and Edward Thomas are all poets synonymous with the Great War and this set showcases the poignant poems from them that provided a glimpse into life in the trenches.
  • Martin Beck Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007944705 - Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo
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    Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo
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    A genre-changing series of books, husband-and-wife duo Per Wahloo Maj Sjowall's Martin Beck series paved the way for Scandanavian crime fiction, without which the likes of Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo may never have reached such literary heights. In celebration of this defining crime series, the Book People are delighted to offer our three-book Martin Beck Collection - we're sure you'll love it!

    Beginning with Roseanna, Inspector Beck is on the hunt for a young woman's killer after her body was found in Sweden's Lake Vattern. The only problem is that he knows only her name, that she is from Lincoln, Nebraska and that her killer is one of 85 people. In The Man Who Went Up in Smoke, Beck is on holiday off the coast of Sweden, but a phone call from a neighbour forces him off to Budapest to hunt for a journalist who's vanished without a trace. The Man on the Balcony sees Beck confronted by the most inhumane crimes he has ever seen...

    The perfect set of reads for fans of the Millennium trilogy, the Harry Hole series and the Inspector Kurt Wallander novels, our Martin Beck Collection is an enthralling treat for crime fiction fans. If you haven't been introduced to Martin Beck before, this is the perfect place to start!

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo's Martin Beck series.

  • Blotto, Twinks Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781472101907 - Simon Brett
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    Simon Brett
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    Become acquainted with an aristocratic sleuthing duo in this three-book collection of Blotto, Twinks crime novels.

    Set in the years between the first and second world wars, these are hair-raising adventures starring the brother and sister duo Blotto and Twinks.

    Trusty chauffeurs; dowager duchesses; the daughter of an exiled king; opium dens; a Scottish castle and a disused Cornish tin mine all feature heavily in these tantalising and good old-fashioned mysteries...
  • Helen MacInnes Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781783298709 - Helen MacInnes
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    Helen MacInnes
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    Dubbed 'the queen of spy thrillers', Helen MacInnes has sold millions of copies of her books worldwide. This is a thrilling set of three espionage thrillers, including one that inspired a 1943 Joan Crawford film...

    Richard and Frances Myles' summer holiday in pre-war Europe goes awry as they're carefully monitored by shadowy figures in Above Suspicion; an ex-soldier becomes entangled in a jewellery robbery with international complications in Pray for a Brave Heart; and a young Czechoslovakian woman and her American lover are the targets of a terrifying hunt, one sure to end in death, in Snare of the Hunter.

    A treat for fans of well-written spy fiction, the three books are full of twists, turns and fast-paced action. A highly recommended collection of books!
  • Triple Crown - Hardback - 9781471155475 - Felix Francis
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    Felix Francis
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    Felix Francis assisted his father Dick with both the research and writing of his novels in a father-and-son writing partnership and this new Dick Francis novel is sure to have you intrigued and captivated.

    Triple Crown focuses on Jeff Hinkley, a British horse racing authority investigator who has been seconded to the US Federal Anti-Corruption in Sports Agency (FACSA). The agency have asked him to find a mole who is passing on confidential information to fix races. As Jeff searches for answers, he ends up taking on an undercover role as a groom on the backstretch at Belmon Park racetrack in New York.

    It's while doing this that he finds himself stuck between FACSA and a selection of corrupt individuals, who will stop at nothing, including murder, to capture the Triple Crown - the most elusive and lucrative prize in the world.
  • 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?
  • Falling Awake - Paperback - 9781910702437 - Alice Oswald
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    Alice Oswald
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    Winner of the Costa Poetry Award 2016, Falling Awake is the latest anthology from Alice Oswald - a poet who was won every major British poetry prize, including the T.S. Eliot Award.

    Vivid and distinct and heavily engaged in the natural world, the poems touch on themes including life's losing struggle and what it means to be alive. The poems are fresh and fluid but also fragmentary and full of repetition.

    They're ideal for reading out aloud.
  • Edith Wharton Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780748137084 - Edith Wharton
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    Edith Wharton
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    Often acclaimed as one of America's finest novelists, delve into or rediscover the works of Edith Wharton with this great value three-book set. Featuring the masterpiece The Age of Innocence, later adapted into a hit film by Martin Scorsese, every novel is compelling and captivating from start to finish.

    The Age of Innocence is set during turn-of-the-century New York and finds Newland Archer torn between his respect for family traditions and his burgeoning attraction to his wife-to-be's cousin... The Children finds bachelor Martin Boyne befriending some precocious kids on a cruise ship between Algiers and Venice Martin Boyne; while The House of Mirth portrays the moral, social and economic restraints on a woman's attitude to marriage in the early 1900s.
  • The Words in My Hand - Paperback - 9781473617865 - Guinevere Glasfurd
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    Guinevere Glasfurd
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    Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel award, Guinevere Glasfurd's The Words in My Hand is the reimagined true story of a 17th century Dutch maid.

    Despite the attitudes of the times, Helena is desperate to educate herself and use her mind. Working in a lodging house of an English bookseller, she finds herself renting out a room to French philosopher Ren Descartes. Helena dreams of being a writer, while Descartes quests for reason and the two soon form a bond that evolves into a full-blown affair.

    Descartes finds himself learning emotional lessons from Helena and her everyday life, but the couple struggle despite their love.. Soon it becomes apparent their only way of being together is to remain unseen? can their love conquer all these issues?