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  • The Troutbeck Testimony - Hardback - 9780749018139 - 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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    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.
  • Cathy Bramley Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780552173780 - Cathy Bramley
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    Cathy Bramley
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    Three feel-good reads from Cathy Bramley, an author who specialises in writing heart-warming love stories that are ideal for drifting away with.

    Appleby Farm follows Freya Moorcroft as she attempts to find love, friendship and do a bit of farming; Ivy Lane follows Tilly Parker as she looks for a fresh start, fresh air and a fresh attitude; and Conditional Love looks at the surprises life has in store for Sophie Stone when a mysterious benefactor leaves her an inheritance. There's only one catch - she has to meet the father she has never seen.

    Perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Carole Matthews, these books are sweet and sure to keep you smiling. Perfect escapism.
  • Margery Allingham Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781784705619 - Margery Allingham
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    Margery Allingham
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    This collection includes three murder mysteries starring Albert Campion from Margery Allingham, an author described as a 'shining light' by Agatha Christie.

    Death of a Ghost finds John Lafcadio's ambition to be known as one of the great painters not even being thwarted by something as trivial as his own death. He leaves his widow 12 sealed paintings and asks her to unveil a canvas each year to a carefully selected audience. Super sleuth Albert Campion is one of those invited to the latest unveiling, but then a fatal stabbing occurs...

    Look to the Lady has Val Gyrth finding himself the victim of a botched kidnapping attempt. He's surprised, but Campion isn't - he knows the Gyrth family are being targeted by a ruthless ring of thieves, but is there a supernatural force at work?; The Crime At Black Dudley has a suspicious death occurring in a mansion. Campion knows skulduggery is afoot but will the other guests be able to trust him and his quirky ways?

    J.K. Rowling has said that Margery Allingham is her favourite author from the Golden Age of crime writing and with these three books for one unbelievable Book People price, you'll be able to see why!
  • Brett Battles Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780099586340 - Brett Battles
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    The first three Jonathan Quinn books available at a brilliant price, this collection of thrillers is perfect for fans of Jack Reacher, Jason Bourne and Alex Cross.

    A superbly fleshed-out character from the acclaimed author Brett Battles, Jonathan Quinn has the heart of a loner and is a freelance operative. His job? To dispose of bodies for anyone willing to pay him enough, no questions asked. But a job like this is laced with danger and Quinn often finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time...

    Throughout these books, Quinn finds himself in over his head, facing up against a silent assassin in a mission which takes him to Africa and back and having to destroy all trace of one of his best friends.

    Brutal, gripping and harrowing, these espionage thrillers are not for the faint-hearted.

    This collection includes books 1-3 in Brett Battles' Jonathan Quinn series.
  • Lady Emily Mysteries Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781472121714 - Tasha Alexander
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    Tasha Alexander
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    With plenty of intrigue, treachery and romance, Tasha Alexander's Lady Emily novels really are cosy crime of the highest calibre!

    In Tears of Pearl, Lady Emily and her new husband Colin Hargreaves are looking forward to a romantic honeymoon in Turkey but the joy doesn't last as a harem girl is found murdered on their first night... The 'happy' couple soon find out the victim is the daughter of an embassy employee and Emily is tasked with finding a killer hell-bent on exacting vengeance.

    Dangerous to Know finds the couple back from their honeymoon and relaxing at an estate in Normandy - that is until Emily finds a body while out horse riding... A Crimson Warning has the London Society on tenterhooks as a vandal splashes red paint on the homes of those who are hiding scandalous secrets...

    Described as 'London's most colourful sleuth', the Lady Emily mysteries will appeal to fans of Rebecca Tope, Emily Brightwell and Carola Dunn's Daisy Dalrymple series.

    This collection includes books 4-6 in the Tasha Alexander's Lady Emily series.
  • DI Tom Tyler Mysteries Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781785651335 - Maureen Jennings
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    Maureen Jennings
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    Maureen Jennings' engrossing '40s trilogy provides a portrait of a society under threat and has a lead character - Detective Inspector Tom Tyler - who will stop at nothing to discover the truth.

    The only DI in the quiet village of Whitchurch, Shropshire, Tyler must have all his wits about him when invasion looms not long after the retreat from Dunkirk in the opening novel, Season of Darkness. When a Land Girl is found dead on a country road with a German Luger and spray of white poppies by her side, Tyler forgets his personal worries and concentrates on solving the murder...

    Beware this Boy follows on from this and finds Tyler moving to Birmingham to assist an investigation into a fatal explosion in a munitions factory; and No Known Grave finds a double murder taking place in a hospital set up to help victims of war.

    Favourably compared to Foyle's War, these books are full of well-crafted characters, amazing period detail and captivating plots.
  • 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.
  • Holding - Signed Edition - Hardback - 9781473654969 - Graham Norton
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    Graham Norton
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    A signed edition of Graham Norton's Holding.

    A popular figure from broadcasting, Graham Norton's masterful debut novel is an intelligently crafted story of love, secrets and loss

    It will take you to the Irish village of Duneen; a remote village that has never seen much drama but its residents are all holding secrets...

    Sergeant PJ Collins hasn't always been this overweight; mother of- two Brid Riordan hasn't always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn't always felt that her life was a total waste. While dealing with their issues, human remains are discovered on an old farm and it's suspected they belong to an old flame of both Brid and Evelyn...

    Darkly comic, touching and at times profoundly sad, this book looks at the complexities and contradictions that make us human.
  • Cartes Postales from Greece - Signed Edition - Hardback - 9781472243362
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    A signed edition of Victoria Hislop's Cartes Postales from Greece.

    Cartes Postales from Greece is an extraordinary new book from Victoria Hislop, the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author of The Island, The Return, The Thread, and The Sunrise. It is fiction in full colour - magical and unique.

    Week after week, the postcards arrive, addressed to a name Ellie does not know, with no return address, each signed with an initial: A.

    With their bright skies, blue seas and alluring images of Greece, these cartes postales brighten her life. After six months, to her disappointment, they cease. But the montage she has created on the wall of her flat has cast a spell. She must see this country for herself.

    On the morning Ellie leaves for Athens, a notebook arrives. Its pages tell the story of a man's odyssey through Greece. Moving, surprising and sometimes dark, A's tale unfolds with the discovery not only of a culture but also of a desire to live life to the full once more.
  • Golden Hill - Paperback - 9780571225200 - Francis Spufford
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    Winner of the Costa First Novel Award, Francis Spufford's debut fiction novel, Golden Hill, is a book that will transport you right back to New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan Island, in 1746.

    A charming stranger from England arrives and has a compelling (yet suspicious) proposition for the counting house on Golden Hill Street - he wishes to cash and order for #1,000...

    With questions hanging over whether he can be trusted, the young man has the gift of the gab and decides to create a new life for himself in a place that is just starting to develop its unique character. But then he falls in love and enters a whole new world of trouble...
  • 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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    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?
  • 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?
  • Sheila Roberts Christmas Fiction Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780349411897 - Sheila Roberts
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    We can think of nothing better than reading a heart-warming slice of romantic fiction on a cold winter's night - and with this collection, you'll have three sparkling books to devour over the festive period.

    The Nine Lives of Christmas finds a mismatched pair falling for each other, but they'll need Ambrose the cat to make them realise; On Strike for Christmas finds a knitting group going on strike for Christmas and as the men plan for the big day, Joy and Laura realise what really matters; and The Snow Globe finds Kiley just needing somebody to love. Can a shake of the ornament bring a festive miracle?

    Perfectly capturing the sparkle of Christmas, Sheila Roberts is a New York Times bestselling author and has always been popular with our customers. Ideal for fans of Nora Roberts and Jill Mansell, we think you'll love her.
  • Blotto, Twinks Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781472101907 - 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...
  • 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 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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    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.