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The Daisy Rock

“They saw him flung clear of the waves almost upon the rocks and twice the sea snatched him back. It seemed to play with him like an angler with a fish on the line; and, like a hooked fish, Fergus was tiring…” When Fergus saved his sister, Stella, from drowning in Tangie Bay, it should have been a triumph. But now that Stella is head of her own company, Fergus...
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Dead End Close

The people here – they’re not so pretty. But they are at least real… This is Oxford. The real Oxford. Not the dreaming spires and punting. Not the bicycles and tourists. Not the gowned academics and sandstone colleges. This is Dead End Close. Seven houses and their inhabitants: different people, different lives, brought together in one cul-de-sac… and all with the sinister feeling that someone is watching and steering the...
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Coronation Summer

A summer to remember… When Fanny Harcourt and her best friend Emily Dacre arrive in London for the Queen Victoria’s coronation they are swept up in the hustle and bustle of city life. Leaving her ailing mother behind, Fanny and her father set out to make the most of the big city. But almost at once Fanny is caught up in an impossible choice between two young suitors and cannot...
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Playmates

A shocking secret… Lucy and her younger sister Biddy have spent their entire lives together. In fact, Lucy has been responsible for taking care of Biddy ever since they were children. But the roles are reversed when Lucy suddenly falls ill with pneumonia. Now, it is up to Biddy to care for her older sister. And when Lucy suddenly dies, Biddy finds herself alone for the first time in her...
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The Girl in the Great House

16th Century England. When Elaine and Thomas Fisher wed, it is a true love match. A woodworker by trade, he and Elaine leave their home in northern England and head south, where Thomas plans to get commissions working in the fine houses in the area. But things don’t go as planned… Thomas is forced to sell his tools to feed his pregnant wife. When he stops at a pub for...
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The Death of Tarpons

Now middle aged and in poor health, widower and grandfather Corey takes a solo trip home to Freeport, the Texan town he grew up in. But that trip turns out to represent much more than a poignant journey for old times’ sake. With memories of his childhood prompted by the familiar Texan landscape, Corey narrates the story of the 1950s summer that changed his life forever. Dismissed and beaten by...
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Hot for Certainties

David Melrose adored his mother. Or, at least, he did once. Up until the time when he started school at Glazebrook... All it took was seeing his mother in a different light, one he should never have been witness to. Back at school, when a waitress approaches David for help, he is unable to comprehend the implications behind her request. Taking him into confidence, the waitress introduces a new perspective,...
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Richard’s Feet

‘Brilliant… rivetingly entertaining… a masterly Grimm’s fairy tale for adults. There are enough twists and turns for a dozen ordinary novels.’ - The Daily Telegraph In the bitter spring of 1948, an Englishman walks across Soviet Germany, against a tide of refugees, searching for the woman he fell in love with before the war… He will become a lord of the underworld in a country rising from the ashes, where...
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