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A Matter of Murder (eBook)

Campbell & Carter mystery 7

A MATTER OF MURDER is the seventh Cotswold village crime novel in Ann Granger's Campbell and Carter series. Sure to appeal to fans of Midsomer Murders and M. C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin mysteries.

Two years ago, Miff Ferguson chose to opt out of the rat race. Since then he's been living rough and happily so. That is until now. For, as the first signs of winter approach, everything changes. While looking for shelter, Miff stumbles across the dead body of a young woman inside a dilapidated warehouse. Quickly realising he's not alone, and what's worse he's been spotted, Miff becomes embroiled in a game of cat-and-mouse with a killer that forces him to abandon his life on the streets and take refuge with his aunt and uncle in the village of Weston St Ambrose. But, despite his best efforts to lie low, trouble seems to follow him and when another dead body is discovered at a local farm, it's clear Miff is not free from danger.

With the clock ticking, Inspector Jess Campbell and Superintendent Ian Carter must join forces once again with the team of police at Bamford to piece together the puzzle before another innocent life is lost...

Praise for Ann Granger's crime novels:

'Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent' The Times

'Her usual impeccable plotting is fully in place' Good Book Guide

'A clever and lively book' Margaret Yorke

'This engrossing story looks like the start of a highly enjoyable series' Scotsman

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Fallen Idols (eBook)

History is not erased when statues are pulled down. It is made

'Alex von Tunzelmann is one of the most gifted historians writing today. Brilliant and trenchant, witty and wise, Fallen Idols is a book you will adore, devour, and talk about to everyone you know. Hesitate no longer; buy this book.' Suzannah Lipscomb, author, award-winning historian and broadcaster


'Like all the best historians von Tunzelmann uses the past to explain what the hell is going on today. She does so with a flair, her signature mix of scholarship and succinctness that is so compelling. If you want to make sense of the statues debate, and the coming culture war over our history, this is where you need to start.' Dan Snow


'A timely, sparkling and often hilarious book.' Michael Wood


In 2020, statues across the world were pulled down in an extraordinary wave of global iconoclasm. From the United States and the United Kingdom to Canada, South Africa, the Caribbean, India, Bangladesh, and New Zealand, Black Lives Matter protests defaced and hauled down statues of slaveholders, Confederates, and imperialists. Edward Colston was hurled into the harbour in Bristol, England. Robert E. Lee was covered in graffiti in Richmond, Virginia. Christopher Columbus was toppled in Minnesota, beheaded in Massachusetts, and thrown into a lake in Virginia. King Leopold II of the Belgians was set on fire in Antwerp and doused in red paint in Ghent. Winston Churchill was daubed with the word 'racist' in London.

Statues are one of the most visible - and controversial - forms of historical storytelling. The stories we tell about history are vital to how we, as societies, understand our past and create our future. So whose stories do we tell? Who or what defines us? What if we don't all agree? How is history made, and why?

FALLEN IDOLS looks at twelve statues in modern history. It looks at why they were put up; the stories they were supposed to tell; why those stories were challenged; and how they came down.

History is not erased when statues are pulled down. If anything, it is made.

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Follow Me Down (eBook)

The sensationally good Tanya Byrne returns with her new novel - a dark, compulsive tale of obsession and betrayal


When sixteen-year-old Adamma Okomma, a Nigerian diplomat's daughter, arrives at exclusive Crofton College in Wiltshire, she is immediately drawn to beautiful, tempestuous, unpredictable Scarlett Chiltern. Adamma and Scarlett become inseparable - until they fall for the same guy. Soon the battle lines are drawn and Adamma is shunned by Scarlett and her privileged peers. But then Scarlett goes missing and everything takes a darker turn. Adamma always knew that Scarlett had her secrets, but some secrets are too big to keep and this one will change all of their lives for ever.

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Friends Like These (eBook)

How well do you really know your friends?

'Impossible to put down' Laura Dave
'Utterly unforgettable' Sally Hepworth

*THE GRIPPING NEW THRILLER FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR KIMBERLY McCREIGHT*

Ten years after graduation, a group of friends reunite in a remote estate in upstate New York.
It isn't a bachelor party, as they've led one of their friends to believe, but an intervention for an escalating drug addiction. They lost one member of their friendship group in college, and they'll do anything to make sure that doesn't happen again. . .

But from the moment they arrive, something doesn't feel right. And with so much shared history between old friends, it's inevitable that a secret or two will slip out over the weekend.
And one of them will lead to murder.

From New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight comes Friends Like These - an unputdownable, atmospheric thriller that will keep you guessing until the last page. Perfect for fans of Ruth Ware, Allie Reynolds and Sarah Pearse.
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Praise for Kimberly McCreight's novels:

'A shocking portrait of regret, grief, and dark loyalty'
Julie Clark, author of The Last Flight on Friends Like These

'Absolutely, positively riveting. I could not put this down!' Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Daisy Jones and the Six

'Full of dark secrets and surprising twists . . . A captivating psychological thriller that gripped me from beginning to end' Megan Miranda

You won't be able to put it down!' Lisa Scottoline

'A rollercoaster of a novel . . . an insightful writer capable of taking us on a hell of a ride' Jodi Picoult

'Completely riveting' Emma Healey

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Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing (eBook)

The powerful memoir from the beloved star of Friends

'There's never been a more honest or raw memoir ... and it may just save lives' Daily Mail

'Funny, fascinating, compelling ... also a wonderful read for fans of Friends' The Times

The beloved star of Friends takes us behind the scenes of the hit sitcom and his struggles with addiction in this candid, funny, and revelatory memoir that delivers a powerful message of hope and persistence.

Here is the riveting story of acclaimed actor Matthew Perry, who takes us along on his journey from childhood ambition to fame to addiction and recovery in the aftermath of a life-threatening health scare. Before the frequent hospital visits and stints in rehab, there was five-year-old Matthew, who travelled from Montreal to Los Angeles, shuffling between his separated parents; fourteen-year-old Matthew, who was a nationally ranked tennis star in Canada; twenty-four-year-old Matthew, who nabbed a coveted role as a lead cast member on the talked-about pilot then called Friends Like Us. . . and so much more.

In an extraordinary story that only he could tell - and in the heartfelt, hilarious, and warmly familiar way only he could tell it - Matthew Perry lays bare the fractured family that raised him (and also left him to his own devices), the desire for recognition that drove him to fame, and the void inside him that could not be filled even by his greatest dreams coming true. But he also details the peace he's found in sobriety and how he feels about the ubiquity of Friends, sharing stories about his castmates and other stars he met along the way. Frank, self-aware, and with his trademark humour, Perry vividly depicts his lifelong battle with addiction and what fuelled it despite seemingly having it all.

Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing is an unforgettable memoir that is both intimate and eye-opening - as well as a hand extended to anyone struggling with sobriety. Unflinchingly honest, moving, and uproariously funny, this is the book fans have been waiting for.

'An unflinching and often harrowing must-read for 90s pop culture fans' Guardian

'Written with Chandler's trademark sarcasm and self-deprecation' Telegraph

'A hopeful read ... I started to think of [it] not as a celebrity memoir about addiction, but as an addiction memoir written by a man who understands his own history through the prism of showbiz' Independent

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Graveyard Shift (eBook)

the highly anticipated new book by the author of the BookTok sensation If We Were Villains

The bestselling author of international BookTok sensation If We Were Villains returns with a story of a group of misfits who meet in the local cemetery each night to unearth the secrets lurking in an open grave.

Every night, in the college's ancient cemetery, five people cross paths as they work the late shift: a bartender, a rideshare driver, a hotel receptionist, the steward of the derelict church that looms over them, and the editor-in-chief of the college paper, always in search of a story.

One dark October evening in the defunct churchyard, they find a hole that wasn't there before. A fresh, open grave where no grave should be. But who dug it, and for whom?

Before they go their separate ways, the gravedigger returns. As they trail him through the night, they realize he may be the key to a string of strange happenings around town that have made headlines for the last few weeks--and that they may be closer to the mystery than they thought.

Atmospheric and eerie, with the ensemble cast her fans love and a delightfully familiar academic backdrop, Graveyard Shift is a modern Gothic tale in If We Were Villains author M. L. Rio's inimitable style.

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How I Lost You (eBook)

An absolutely gripping psychological thriller with a jaw-dropping twist

Jenny Blackhurst's debut psychological thriller and #1 Kindle bestseller HOW I LOST YOU was described by Clare Mackintosh as 'utterly gripping'. If you love Louise Jensen's THE SISTER or Tracy Buchanan's NO TURNING BACK you will love this.

My name is Emma Cartwright. Three years ago I was Susan Webster, and I murdered my twelve-week-old son Dylan.

I have no memory of what happened but you believe what your loved ones, your doctor and the police are telling you, don't you?

But if you can't remember what happened, how can you be sure that they are telling the truth?

And if there was the smallest chance your son was alive, wouldn't you do anything to get him back?

A fantastic debut from an outstanding talent.

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Icons of Style - Taylor Swift (eBook)

The story of a fashion icon

Global sensation. Pop icon. Fashion star. Taylor Swift's pop culture reign shows no sign of slowing.

From her humble beginnings as a teenage country singer to her record-breaking Eras stadium tour, Taylor Swift's mastery as a musician is beyond question. But less spoken about is her command of visuals and aesthetics to round out her musical visions. From the romantic, sweeping silhouettes of her Speak Now era to the punky, brooding looks she rocked during Reputation, Taylor's ability to create whole worlds ? rooted in fashion ? around each of her albums is electric.

With this beautiful guide to her style trajectory, key looks and signature pieces, dive into the stunning world of Taylor Swift's style.

A fun and complete guide to a modern-day icon's signature style.

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In The Heights (eBook)

Finding Home **The must-have gift for all Lin-Manuel Miranda fans**

The eagerly awaited follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution, Lin-Manuel Miranda's new book gives readers an extraordinary inside look at In the Heights, his breakout Broadway debut, written with Quiara Alegría Hudes, soon to be a Hollywood blockbuster.

In 2008, In the Heights, a new musical from up-and-coming young artists, electrified Broadway. The show's vibrant mix of Latin music and hip-hop captured life in Washington Heights, the Latino neighborhood in upper Manhattan. It won four Tony Awards and became an international hit, delighting audiences around the world. For the film version, director Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) brought the story home, filming its spectacular dance numbers on location in Washington Heights. That's where Usnavi, Nina, and their neighbors chase their dreams and ask a universal question: Where do I belong?

In the Heights: Finding Home reunites Miranda with Jeremy McCarter, co-author of Hamilton: The Revolution, and Quiara Alegría Hudes, the Pulitzer Prize-winning librettist of the Broadway musical and screenwriter of the film. They do more than trace the making of an unlikely Broadway smash and a major motion picture: They give readers an intimate look at the decades-long creative life of In the Heights.

Like Hamilton: The Revolution, the book offers untold stories, perceptive essays, and the lyrics to Miranda's songs-complete with his funny, heartfelt annotations. It also features newly commissioned portraits and never-before-seen photos from backstage, the movie set, and productions around the world.

This is the story of characters who search for a home-and the artists who created one.

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Kersten's Lists (eBook)

A Saviour in the Depths of Hell

The astonishing true story of Heinrich Himmler's personal physical therapist who used his influence over the S.S. commander to save the lives of thousands.

Felix Kersten, an exceptional masseur, was the only person able to relieve Himmler's crippling and chronic abdominal pain. Although he was resolutely anti-Nazi, he continued to work for Himmler throughout the war, trading his services for that of prisoners' lives.

François Kersaudy's meticulously researched Kersten's Lists, explores how by the end of the war, Felix Kersten had helped to obtain the liberation of some 100,000 people, including 60,000 Jews. It is a vital and too little known chapter of the Second World War and one worthy of greater recognition.

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Little Book of Burberry (eBook)

The Story of the Iconic Fashion House

From their heritage trenches and ubiquitous check to experimental red carpet looks, the House of Burberry is known worldwide for its covetable designs.

Sophisticated, simple, and quintessentially British, Burberry is beloved for its remarkable ability to straddle tradition and innovation. The allure of the 'Burberry Girls', like Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, epitomizes just what Burberry is about: aspiration, elegance and grace.

Featuring an exquisite range of photographs, from finished designs to close-up details and beautifully styled shots, this book pulls back the curtain on the story behind the brand. Touching on its humble beginnings in 1856, all the way up to its current designs, this invaluable reference is the definitive word on all things Burberry.

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Little Book of Christian Louboutin (eBook)

The Story of the Iconic Shoe Designer

'A woman can carry a bag, but it is the shoe that carries the woman' - Christian Louboutin

Among designers of luxury shoes, there is one whose designs are instantly recognizable: Christian Louboutin. His iconic red soles can be seen everywhere from the red carpet, the silver screen and the catwalk to city streets around the world.

From his early life in Paris to the founding of his first store in 1992, and from the red carpet to his global domination of the luxury shoe market, Little Book of Christian Louboutin charts the rise of the world's most celebrated shoe designer. Images of his designs past and present are accompanied by captivating text, describing the rise and rise of the king of shoe design.

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Little Book of Milan Style (eBook)

The Fashion History of the Iconic City

From perfectly tailored chic to bold statement pieces, Milan is the home of easy elegance and effortless cool. Home to countless luxury brands like Prada and Valentino, as well as their funky, cutting-edge counterparts like Versace and Moschino, Milan style is simultaneously modern and timeless, traditional and avant-garde.

The latest in the highly covetable series of city style, the Little Book of Milan Style is a stunning celebration of the fashion capital, covering street style, fashion weeks, subcultures ? complete with exquisite photography.

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Little Book of Valentino (eBook)

The story of the iconic fashion house

To have a colour named after you is one of the highest accolades in fashion. Valentino Garavani is one such icon.

Since the founding of the House of Valentino in 1950s Rome, Garavani has been celebrated for the desirability of his designs. His stunning gowns in his signature Valentino Red have been sought after by the jet set for over half a century, and still signify the very epitome of red carpet glamour.

Little Book of Valentino tells the story of this most elegant of brands. Beginning with Garavani's initiation into the world of haute couture in 1950s Paris, progressing through the glittering social scene of 1970s New York and Valentino's domination of Hollywood from the 1980s to the present day, images of every dazzling era are beautifully reproduced alongside text exploring the significance of each stunning piece.

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Little Guides to Style

A Historical Review of Four Fashion Houses

Four stunning pocket-sized fashion books in one box set.
Includes Little Book of Chanel, Little Book of Dior, Little Book of Gucci and Little Book of Prada - telling the stories of four iconic fashion houses. With images of the four houses' most timeless and celebrated designs, plus captivating text on the personalities and lives of the creative geniuses behind the brands, Little Box of Style is the quintessential collection that will delight any fashion lover.

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Mother's Boy (eBook)

A beautifully crafted novel of war, Cornwall, and the relationship between a mother and son

'Tender, evocative' TLS

'Richly engaging' Spectator

A Radio 4 Serial Fiction Book of the Week


'A characteristically tender novel about a young man growing up in the shadow of one war and the whispers of the next' Observer

'A wonderful novel about relationships, particularly between a mother and son. A compelling read, beautifully crafted and sensitively written' Irish Examiner
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Laura, a laundress, meets her young husband when they are both placed in service in Teignmouth in 1914. They have a baby, Charles, but his father returns home from the trenches a damaged man, already ill with the tuberculosis that will soon leave Laura a widow.

As a new war looms, Charles signs up for the navy as a coder. His escape from the tight, gossipy confines of Launceston to a more colourful life in action sees him blossom, as he experiences the possibility of death, and the excitement - even terror - of a love that is as clandestine as his work.
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'Stands with the best queer literary fiction of a historical bent, illuminated as it is by Gale's devilish wit and talent for both social observation and intricacies of character' Sydney Morning Herald

'A wonderful novel - a touching, utterly convincing portrait of the nascent artist' Mail on Sunday

'A deeply moving novel. The portrait of a complex relationship that constricted as much as it sustained is brilliantly done' The Tablet

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Mystery in the Making (eBook)

Eighteen short stories of murder, mystery and mayhem

A COLLECTION OF 18 SHORT STORIES OF MURDER, MYSTERY AND MAYHEM

Throughout her distinguished career, Ann Granger has penned an array of hugely entertaining and gripping short stories. To mark her thirtieth anniversary as a crime writer, eighteen of these compelling mysteries have been brought together to delight and enthral crime fans everywhere.

From a nosy neighbour who trusts no one to a jealous nephew protecting his inheritance, and from a ghostly apparition on a cruise ship to an Oxford undergraduate who cannot escape his past, Ann's short stories transport readers from the Highlands of Scotland to the rugged coast of Cornwall and from the Victorian era to the present day. In each story there is an intriguing mystery to captivate the most avid crime fan, making this a collection to treasure.

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Odd Hours (eBook)

'This wove a spell on me' ? Marian Keyes
'F***ing brilliant' ? Daisy May Cooper
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Meet Gosia.

She's a sensitive soul with a filthy mind and problems with intimacy.

Between shifts in a well-lit budget supermarket and nights in a badly lit Zone 3 flatshare, she spends hours inside her own head. That is, until a chance encounter snaps her out of her reverie.

Propelled into a series of mediocre jobs, lousy dates and even worse sex, the prickly yet warm-hearted Gosia begins her excavation of the 'perfect' life so many dream of.

After all, could there be more to it than she imagined?

Raw, funny, mean and moving, Odd Hours is a razor-sharp social comedy about human connection, unexpected happiness, and the many forms of love.
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'A hymn to normality and an absolute joy to read' ? Sarah May
'Compelling, surprising, funny' ? Kate Sawyer
'Bas writes so well about that state of being young and trying so hard to make connections' ? Marianne Levy
'Dark, sharply funny and utterly rewarding ... Reminded me of the brilliant books by Kirsty Capes ... Highly recommended' ? Liz Hyder

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Ogilvy on Advertising (eBook)

David Ogilvy is 'The Father of Advertising' and in this new format of his seminal classic, he teaches you how to sell anything.

'The most sought-after wizard in the advertising business.' Times Magazine

From the most successful advertising executive of all time comes the definitve guide to the art of any sale.

Everything from writing successful copy to finding innovative ways to engage people and from identifying with your audience to the various ways to sell a lifestyle, Ogilvy on Advertising looks at what sells, what doesn't and why. And, in doing so, he teaches what you can do to sell the most brilliant item of all... yourself.

From a titan of not just the advertising industry, but the business world, this book is David Ogilvy's final word on what you're doing wrong in any pitch and how you can finally fix it.

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Paperscapes: Chanel

The Book that Transforms into a Work of Art

Bringing to life the story and designs of Coco Chanel, the most influential couturier in the history of fashion, Chanel Paperscapes is an exquisite collection of bespoke illustrations and captivating text. The chic drawings depict her most iconic innovations including fashion, fragrance, jewellery and accessories, as well as the places, motifs and people that inspired her. Each illustration pops out of the page, turning your book into an elegant item to admire and display. Finally, at the back of the book are 10 frameable prints of Coco's most beloved designs, ready to be removed and cherished.

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The Crooked Branch (eBook)

'Rich and intricately drawn... luminous prose' Carolyn Parkhurst

After the birth of her daughter Emma, the usually resilient Majella finds herself feeling isolated and exhausted. Then, at her childhood home, Majella discovers the diary of her maternal ancestor Ginny, and is shocked to read a story of murder in her family history.

With the famine upon her, Ginny Doyle fled from Ireland to America, but not all of her family made it. What happened during those harrowing years, and why does Ginny call herself a killer? Is Majella genetically fated to be a bad mother, despite the fierce tenderness she feels for her baby?

Determined to uncover the truth of her heritage and her own identity, Majella sets out to explore Ginny's past - and discovers surprising truths about her family and ultimately, herself.

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The Facts of Life (eBook)

Set in East Anglia, Patrick Gale's THE FACTS OF LIFE is a mesmerising, epic yet intimate novel of love, music and the life events that stay with us forever

'I'd be hard-pressed to recall the last time a novel so totally captivated me' Armistead Maupin

'Absorbing . . . deftly characterised, deeply involving and relevant' The Times

German composer Edward Pepper escapes to England just before the war begins in earnest. Struck with TB, he is recuperating in hospital when he meets Sally, a young doctor who has battled her way through medical school, despite the opposition of her parents. They fall in love and marry, settling in the fenlands of East Anglia. Years later, Edward watches as his grandchildren trip up against life and death, and realises that patterns can repeat themselves, bringing both pain and unexpected discovery.

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The Governess (eBook)

The unknown childhood of the most famous woman who ever lived

Before there was Elizabeth, there was Lilibet...

'A hugely entertaining, emotionally satisfying story of love and loyalty' DAILY MAIL

'A poignant, fictional reimagining of a woman condemned by history, with plenty of modern-day echoes' MAIL ON SUNDAY
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She Came From Nothing . . . and Raised a Queen

The drama of the Abdication, the glamour of the Coronation, the trauma of World War II ? Marion Crawford, affectionately known as Crawfie, stood by the side of the royal family through it all.

In 1933, a progressive young teacher became governess to the little Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret. Determined to give her pupils a fun and normal childhood, she took them on buses, swimming at public baths and Christmas shopping at Woolworths.

For seventeen years she served at the heart of the royal family. But her devotion and loyalty counted for nothing when a perceived betrayal brought everything crashing down.

This sweeping, sumptuous novel brings her long-buried story to life and shines a completely new and captivating light into the world's most famous family.
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'Brilliantly researched . . . I was completely absorbed and transported' ADELE PARKS, author of Just My Luck

'Compelling characters and a wonderful blend of historical accuracy and real narrative drive . . . a heart-breaking study of loyalty and love' SALLY MORRIS, Daily Mail

'[A] beautifully researched and captivating novel . . . Wendy Holden's tender and intimate portrait of Lilibet, the future Queen Elizabeth II, is masterly' RACHEL HORE

'I adored this wonderful book. What a great story Wendy Holden has told' JILLY COOPER

'A great book for escaping into . . . I loved this!' KATIE FFORDE

'Sensitive, funny and fascinating ? this masterful novel gives the reader fly-on-the-wall privileges into the early life of the Queen' FREYA NORTH

'A brilliantly imagined and poignant novel . . . of sacrifice, deep affection, strained loyalties and divided English society in the post-Downton Abbey era' ELIZABETH BUCHAN

'An intimate view of the royal family at a time of great uncertainty and change . . . Marion Crawford's dedication to her charges, as well as her passion for education and reform, shines through the pages' CHANEL CLEETON

'Wendy Holden absolutely delivers in this perfect blend of story and history . . . Lovers of The Crown series on Netflix will adore this!' SUSAN MEISSNER

'I loved, loved, LOVED this book and if it isn't adapted for the screen, I'll eat my crown!' ERICA JAMES

'A beautifully woven and exquisitely detailed story' HEATHER MORRIS, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

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The Life You Want (eBook)

An unputdownable sequel to the gripping Backpack

Emily Barr presents the gripping sequel to the critically acclaimed Backpack...

The Life You Want is an unputdownable read proving the grass is always greener on the other side. The perfect read for fans of Rosamund Lupton and Sophie Hannah.

Ever wish you could just leave it all behind again?

Tansy feels trapped in her marriage to Max, and the looks she receives from parents in the playground suggest she's not doing a great job at being a mother to her two sons either. So Tansy decides to take a trip to India, to visit an old friend and sort her head out. But life is about to get a whole lot more complicated, and as she uncovers a shocking secret, she begins to long for the normality of family life...

What readers are saying about The Life You Want:

'Addictive read - I would recommend it to anyone'

'A great follow up to Backpack and I loved it'

'Pure escapism with a fantastic twist'

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The Little Book of London Style (eBook)

The fashion story of the iconic city

An inspiration to countless designers and the stomping ground of fashion's in-crowd, London is the capital of subculture.

From Mary Quant to Alexander McQueen, from punks to goths, and from Twiggy to Naomi Campbell, Little Book of London Style is the beautifully illustrated guide to the essential brands, trends and people that make up the style DNA of this unique city.

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The Old Rogue of Limehouse (eBook)

Inspector Ben Ross Mystery 9

Scotland Yard's Inspector Ben Ross and his wife Lizzie return in Ann Granger's gripping ninth Victorian mystery.

It is the summer of 1871 when Scotland Yard's Inspector Ben Ross pays a visit to Jacob Jacobus, the old rogue of Limehouse: infamous antiquarian, friend to villains and informer to the police. Ben hopes to glean information about any burglaries that might take place now that the wealthiest echelons of society are back in London for the Season.
Little does he realise that an audacious theft has already occurred - a priceless family heirloom, the Roxby emerald necklace, has been stolen from a dressing table in the Roxby residence, and the widowed Mrs Roxby is demanding its immediate return.

Ben's day gets worse when he and his wife Lizzie are interrupted that evening by the news that Jacob Jacobus has been found dead in his room with his throat slit from ear to ear ... Surely the two crimes cannot be connected? But with Ben's meticulous investigative skills and Lizzie's relentless curiosity, it is only a matter of time before the tragic truth is revealed . . .

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The Sarah Winman Collection: WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT and A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS (eBook)

Available together for the first time, Sarah Winman's first two stunning novels, WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT and A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS. Discover one of the UK's most eloquent and moving writers through her Sunday Times bestselling, critically acclaimed literary sensations.

'Winman's narrative voice is beautifully true' The Times

If you've never read the phenomenon that is WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT, now is your chance. It's a book about a brother and sister. It's a book about childhood and growing up, friendships and families, triumph and tragedy and everything in between. More than anything, it's a book about love in all its forms.

Then experience the sheer joy of A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS, a book that Rosamund Lupton described as 'a glorious poem of a novel'. This is a story about Marvellous Ways, an eighty-nine-year-old woman who sits by a creek in Cornwall, waiting for a last adventure. It's about Francis Drake, a young soldier who washes up there, reeling from war and broken-hearted. It's about the magic in everyday life and the lure of the sea, and how we carry on when grief comes snapping at our heels.

Two stories. Two journeys. Two reading experiences you'll never forget.

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The Summer Party (eBook)

the most explosive and addictive summer thriller to keep you hooked in 2024

PRE-ORDER NOW! Your invitation for the hottest summer thriller of 2024 has arrived . . .

It's the event of the year - the company summer party. Mel can't wait. Sun, sea, cocktails, her sights set on her work crush, and letting her hair down with her colleagues. One big happy family. What could go wrong?

But as the Champagne flows and the sun begins to set, cracks in the team start to appear. Secrets, lies, revenge. No one is as innocent as they seem.

But could someone be guilty of murder? Mel soon realises someone is orchestrating a deadly plan. And she needs to uncover the truth if she's going to get out alive . . .

A twisty and sun-soaked locked-room thriller that will leave you breathless. Perfect for fans of Lucy Foley, Catherine Cooper and T.M. Logan.

Praise for Kate Gray:
'Deliciously addictive. The perfect summer thriller' Chris Whitaker
'Tense, pacy, twisty and ingeniously plotted' Isabelle Broom
'A nerve-jangling tale of tension, suspicion and betrayal' T.M. Logan
'Gripping. Atmospheric. Couldn't put it down' Imran Mahmood
'An addictive, jaw-dropping read' Claire Douglas
'Fantastically atmospheric and suspenseful' L.V. Matthews

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We Need To Talk (eBook)

Chris and Stephen off Gogglebox are known and loved by millions of viewers for their outrageous humour, filthy language and adorable sausage dogs.

But there's a lot more to them than that. The ex-partners have both had their fair share of ups and downs, and here in their joint memoir they carry us through their experiences on a wave of hilarious back-and-forth conversations and killer one-liners. From their childhoods to finding fame on Gogglebox, nothing is off-limits.

Stephen: "Going to the allotment was something we'd look forward to. Especially when it got dark and we used to nick everyone's vegetables"

Chris: "We lived in this flint house on the edge of the cemetery, and not surprisingly it was really haunted."

Funny, frank and pretty ridiculous, this is the perfect book for any Gogglebox fan.

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When God was a Rabbit (eBook)

From the bestselling author of STILL LIFE

Sarah Winman's bestselling, critically-acclaimed debut novel WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT continues to captivate and enchant readers.

The Sunday Times bestseller

This is a book about a brother and sister.

It's a book about childhood and growing up, friendships and families, triumph and tragedy and everything in between.

More than anything,
it's a book about love in all its forms.

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Wild and Free (eBook)

Wild and Free by Sunday Times bestselling author Wendy Holden sees the author of Bad Heir Day and The Wives of Bath at the top of her game. Fun for fans of Jane Costello and Carole Matthews.

'Super-sharp ... This hugely entertaining novel is chick lit at its best!' Closer

Wild & Free is the festival du jour. Everyone piles through its gates - and Cupid lies in wait to sprinkle a little midsummer madness on them all.

Teacher Ginnie is desperate to forget her crush on headmaster Mark, and hopes glamping might do the trick. But Mark is also heading for Wild & Free to reform his college band ... desperate not to be seen by anyone he knows.

Mark's bandmate James dreams of a festival blow-out with his son, Guy ... until his wife Victoria's ambition kills the dream. Now she and Guy are en route to Wild & Free instead but when Guy meets Shanna-Mae and falls for her earthy charms, Victoria is determined to snap Cupid's arrow.

Will the magic of the festival send them wild? Or set them free to find peace and love?

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Without Warning and Only Sometimes (eBook)

Quick Reads 2024

Kit de Waal and her brother and sisters had a hard childhood in the West Midlands. Her Irish mother didn't feed them, didn't believe in Christmas or birthdays, and thought the world would end in 1975. Her father saved all his money to return to the Caribbean, where he planned to make a new life without them. At school, their faces just didn't fit in.

This is the story of how Kit and her brother and sisters helped each other escape, and what gave Kit the strength to keep living.

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Without Warning and Only Sometimes (eBook)

'Extraordinary. Moving and heartwarming' The Sunday Times

'Vivid and compelling and so moving... Kit's depiction of her parents' dynamic is both painful and comforting to read' Marian Keyes
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From the award-winning author of MY NAME IS LEON comes a childhood memoir set to become a classic: stinging, warm-hearted, and true.


Kit de Waal grew up in a household of opposites and extremes. Her haphazard mother rarely cooked, forbade Christmas and birthdays, worked as a cleaner, nurse and childminder sometimes all at once and believed the world would end in 1975. Meanwhile, her father stuffed barrels full of goodies for his relatives in the Caribbean, cooked elaborate meals on a whim and splurged money they didn't have on cars, suits and shoes fit for a prince. Both of her parents were waiting for paradise. It never came.

Caught between three worlds, Irish, Caribbean and British in 1960s Birmingham, Kit and her brothers and sisters knew all the words to the best songs, caught sticklebacks in jam jars and braved hunger and hellfire until they could all escape.

WITHOUT WARNING AND ONLY SOMETIMES is a story of an extraordinary childhood and how a girl who grew up in house where the Bible was the only book on offer went on to discover a love of reading that inspires her to this day

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