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  • 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....
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Precious and Grace - Hardback - 9781408708125 - Alexander McCall Smith
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    Alexander McCall Smith
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    It's always a delight to catch up with Alexander McCall Smith's beloved characters Precious and Grace - also known as Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi - and the latest No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novel is no exception.

    For years the two women have been helping people through various problems, but their latest case is testing their partnership. One of their clients wants to rediscover the life she lost when she left Botswana 30 years ago. But this quest soon takes them in different directions and both believe they're right - but what if they're actually both wrong?

    Mma Ramotswe is also having to deal with extracting the part-time assistant detective Mr. Polopetsi from a potential disaster, deal with a stray dog and deal with the agency's arch-enemy.

    As Precious and Grace's friendship is put under pressure during a sweltering summer in Botswana, the ladies must learn how to deal with the past they have to face the future.
  • 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?
  • Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781473632806 - Dorothy L Sayers
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    Dorothy L Sayers
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    Intelligent, witty and thoroughly original, Dorothy L. Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries effortlessly combine powerful prose and gripping suspense. Here we've collected our favourites.

    A body in a Battersea bathroom, a murdered military general and a dream about chess that reveals truths of a violent death are just some of the cases where the amateur sleuth demonstrates his unique detection skills.

    Delightfully free from grisly details, this is a fine collection for fans of cosy crime.
  • Jane Green Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780718185886 - Jane Green
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    Jane Green
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    Here are three lovely stories from bestselling author Jane Green for any fan of romantic fiction. Moving, heart-warming and downright addictive, they will be treasured.

    The Patchwork Marriage finds Andi marrying Ethan and having the chance to be part of a ready-made family. However, Ethan's teenage daughter Emily is feeling rather hostile towards Andi and she's now feeling hated in her own home. Will she be able to convince Ethan about how bad things are getting?

    In The Accidental Husband, Maggie and Sylvie may live on different sides of the country and be polar opposites, but they do share some things in common. Both women have worked hard to build their homes, have children ready to fly the nest and have a handsome and devoted husband. But their lives are not as secure as they appear...

    In Tempting Fate, Gabby and Elliott have been married for over 20 years and it's clear they love each other, even though Elliott refused to give Gabby the third child she so desperately yearned for. Feeling restless, Gabby believes her youth is starting to slip away... but then she meets Matt. Young, handsome and successful, Gabby can't help but fall for him and in one reckless moment, she destroys all that she holds dear. Will she be able to repair the damage?
  • P. G. Wodehouse Collection - 9 Books - Collection - 9780099586388 - P.G. Wodehouse
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    P.G. Wodehouse
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    Lord Emsworth is delightfully dotty and his bone-headed son the Hon is just as hilarious. They both live in Blandings Castle, where there is always an impostor or two on the premises.

    Brilliantly farcical, the books in this collection will have you laughing throughout and introduce you to some truly unforgettable characters. Nothing ever goes quite according to plan, but this is part of the joy of P.G. Wodehouse's writing.

    A nine-book collection to make you chuckle time and time again.

  • Len Deighton Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780007937196 - Len Deighton
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    Heralded as 'a master of fictional espionage', this collection contains six suspenseful books from Len Deighton, the bestselling author of the Harry Palmer stories (which was made into a classic movie starring Michael Caine) and Bomber.

    From hunting a spy on the streets of Cairo in City of Gold, to the occupation of Britain by the Nazis in SS-GB, Deighton paints a vivid picture of life lived at the extreme - full of suspense, intrigue and explosive pace.

    Comprised of intricate plots, compelling characters and brilliantly drawn backgrounds, Len Deighton is a special talent whose tales will fascinate every reader. Completely unputdownable!
  • Trisha Ashley Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007955565 - Trisha Ashley
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    Trisha Ashley
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    An author of eight consecutive Sunday Times bestsellers, Trisha Ashley's books look at the sweeter side of life and will raise a smile with anyone who loves their romantic fiction. We'd recommend them for fans of Jill Mansell and Katie Fforde.

    Every Woman for Herself is a hilarious account of post-divorce dating that talks about the huge changes that happen when someone suddenly becomes single. Charlie is back living with her father and siblings and is finding her new life a refreshing change. She's determined to get back to her first love of paining, but then a handsome and bad-tempered actor moves into the village...

    Chloe Lyon is a chocolate confectioner whose sweet treats always contain a prediction for each customer - but she can't forecast her own life so easily in Chocolate Wishes. After being jilted by rock star Raffy at the altar years ago, what will she do when he comes back to her life? Chocolate Shoes and Wedding Blues finds Tansy opening up her very own footwear store called Cinderella's Slippers, but can she find her very own Prince Charming?
  • The Girl in the Red Coat - Hardback - 9780571313242 - Kate Hamer
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    Kate Hamer
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    Sure to appeal to fans of Room and The Snow Child, debut author Kate Hamer's The Girl in the Red Coat was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2015 the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award.

    When eight-year-old Carmel Wakeford is separated from her mother at a local children's festival, she is found by a man who claims to be her estranged grandfather. He tells her that her mother has an accident and that she is now set to live with him.

    As Carmel spends more time with this man and her new 'family', she realises this man believes she has a special talent. Meanwhile, her mother is desperately trying to find her... This situation quickly becomes an extraordinary journey for Carmel...
  • Daughters of Castle Deverill - Hardback - 9781471135880 - Santa Montefiore
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    Santa Montefiore
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    The new novel from Santa Montefiore is sure to sweep you off your feet and keep you reading long into the night.

    It is 1925 and the war is long over. But much has been lost and life will never truly be the same again. Castle Deverill, cherished home to the Deverill family in the west of Ireland for hundreds of years, has burned to the ground. But young and flighty Celia Deverill is determined to restore the sad ruin to its former glory.

    Celia married into a wealthy family so has the money to keep the castle in the family. She really can't bear to see it standing so neglected, but as she hatches a plan dark shadows start to gather around - and the financial markets start to shake - making for a very uncertain future... this is a very compelling story of family and history from a much-loved author.
  • Molly Keane Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780708806203 - Molly Keane
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    Molly Keane
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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.
  • Maeve Binchy Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250595 - Maeve Binchy
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    Maeve Binchy
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    There are unconventional families, unlikely relationships and terrible secrets in all three of these compelling novels from the much-missed Maeve Binchy.

    Chestnut Street is a collection of linked stories about the residents of one road - and every single one of them is hiding something... Minding Frankie finds a baby being born to a mother who faces a race against time to find someone to take care of her; and A Week in Winter follows Winnie as she finds herself on the holiday from hell...
  • Vintage Christmas Fiction Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781784871246
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    Christmas is a time for embracing the festive spirit, donning your favourite pair of Christmas pyjamas and cosying up with a good book. In this eight-book collection, we've gathered our favourite festive fiction that perfectly captures the magic of the Christmas season.

    From Stella Gibbons' charmingly funny short stories in Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm, to a race to the north pole in Arthur Ransome's Winter Holiday and Charles Dickens' winter classic A Christmas Carol, the books here a varied but all have two things in common - unforgettable stories and fiction writing of the highest calibre.

    As necessary at this time of year as plum pudding, silver bells and Christmas cheer, this collection of classic books is sure to provide readers with a wonderful dose of Yuletide nostalgia.
  • Nora Roberts Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780263000443 - Nora Roberts
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    Nora Roberts
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    One of the most popular authors of romantic fiction around, each of these books from Nora Roberts will add some sparkle and romance to your reading.

    Catching Snowflakes tells the story of Mitch Dempsey as he falls in love with a shy single mum who has moved in upstairs, and also the unlikely bond that forms between headstrong Pandora McVie and Michael Donohue... childhood 'friends' who have never got along!

    The Return of Rafe MacKade finds the bad boy returning to his hometown in Maryland... Still as charismatic as ever, he forms a relationship with the reserved antiques dealer Reagan Jones - much to her surprise! Considering Kate has Kate Stanislaki Kimball turning her back on glamour and fame to start a new life running a new dance school in a beautiful, dilapidated building - but she's having no luck in her romantic pursuit of the annoyingly intriguing contractor who is carrying out the renovation...

  • 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!
  • 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...
  • 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.

  • 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?
  • 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.