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1784163465
Paperback:Meet me at the museum:2019
Author: Youngson, Anne
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Black Swan
Resource type: Physical
Note: Professor Kristian Larsen, an urbane man of facts, has lost his wife, along with his hopes and dreams for the future. He does not know that a query from a Mrs Tina Hopgood about a world-famous antiquity in his museum is about to alter the course of his life. Oceans apart, an unexpected correspondence flourishes as they discover shared passions: for history and nature; for useless objects left behind by loved ones; for the ancient and modern world, what is lost in time, what is gained and what has stayed the same. Through intimate stories of joy, anguish, and discovery, each one bares their soul to the other. But when Tina's letters suddenly cease, Kristian is thrown into despair. Can this unlikely friendship survive? General adult
204 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1473685869
Paperback:The single ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village:2019
Author: Nell, Joanna
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hodder
Resource type: Physical
Note: The life of 79-year-old pensioner Peggy Smart is as beige as the décor in her retirement village. Her week revolves around aqua aerobics and appointments with her doctor. The highlight of Peggy's day is watching her neighbour Brian head out for his morning swim. Peggy dreams of inviting the handsome widower - treasurer of the Residents' Committee and one of the few eligible men in the village - to an intimate dinner. But why would an educated man like Brian, a chartered accountant no less, look twice at Peggy? As a woman of a certain age, she fears she has become invisible, even to men in their eighties. But a chance encounter with an old school friend she hasn't seen in five decades - the glamorous fashionista Angie Valentine - sets Peggy on an unexpected journey of self-discovery. General adult
357 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1444784668
Paperback:Now we shall be entirely free:2019
Author: Miller, Andrew
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Historical novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Sceptre
Resource type: Physical
Note: One rain-swept February night in 1809, an unconscious man is carried into a house in Somerset. He is Captain John Lacroix, home from Britain's disastrous campaign against Napoleon's forces in Spain. Gradually Lacroix recovers his health, but not his peace of mind - he cannot talk about the war or face the memory of what happened in a village on the gruelling retreat to Corunna. After the command comes to return to his regiment, he sets out instead for the Hebrides, with the vague intent of reviving his musical interests and collecting local folksongs. Lacroix sails north incognito, unaware that he has far worse to fear than being dragged back to the army: a vicious English corporal and a Spanish officer are on his trail, with orders to kill. The haven he finds on a remote island with a family of free-thinkers and the sister he falls for are not safe, at all. General adult
422 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:A long night in Paris:2019
Author: Alfon, Dov
Translator: Zamir, Daniella
Year: 2019
Language: English, Hebrew
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: When an Israeli tech entrepreneur disappears from Charles de Gaulle airport with a woman in red, logic dictates youthful indiscretion. But Israel is on a state of high alert nonetheless. Colonel Zeev Abadi, the new head of Unit 8200's autonomous Special Section, who just happens to be in Paris, also just happens to have arrived on the same flight. For Commissaire Léger of the Paris Police coincidences have their reasons, and most are suspect. When a second young Israeli is kidnapped soon after arriving on the same flight, this time at gunpoint from his hotel room, his suspicions are confirmed - and a diplomatic incident looms. Back in Tel Aviv, Lieutenant Oriana Talmor, Abadi's deputy, is his only ally, applying her sharp wits to the race to identify the victims and the reasons behind their abduction. General adult
425 pages, map (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Great Thriller , with Israeli spies, but reliance on sci-fi tech seems out of place
18/11/19
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1471173828
Paperback:The truths and triumphs of Grace Atherton:2019
Author: Harris, Anstey
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Resource type: Physical
Note: Between the simple melody of running her violin shop and the full-blown orchestra of her romantic interludes in Paris with David, her devoted partner of eight years, Grace Atherton has always set her life to music. Her world revolves entirely around David, for Grace's own secrets have kept everyone else at bay. Until, suddenly and shockingly, one act tips Grace's life upside down, and the music seems to stop. It takes a vivacious old man and a straight-talking teenager to kickstart a new chapter for Grace. In the process, she learns that she is not as alone in the world as she had once thought, that no mistake is insurmountable, and that the quiet moments in life can be something to shout about. General adult
332 pages, illustration (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1509828303
Paperback:The man who didn't call:2019
Author: Walsh, Rosie
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Pan Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Imagine you one day meet a man and the two of you spend the next seven days together. By the end of that time, you've fallen in love, and you know, without a shadow of a doubt, that he feels the same. After the week is over, he leaves for a holiday booked long ago, and promises to phone you on his way to the airport. But he never calls. Your friends tell you to forget him, but you know they're wrong: something must have happened; there must be a reason for his silence. What do you do when you finally discover you're right? That there is a reason for his silence - and that reason is the one thing you can't change? You. General adult
343 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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140593848X
Paperback:She lies in wait:2019
Author: Lodge, Gytha
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: On a hot July night in 1983, six school friends go camping in the forest. Bright and brilliant, they are destined for great things, and young Aurora Jackson is dazzled to be allowed to tag along. Thirty years later, a body is discovered. DCI Sheens is called to the scene, but he already knows what's waiting for him: Aurora Jackson, found at long last. But that's not all. The friends have all maintained their innocence, but the body is found in a hideaway only the six of them knew about. It seems the killer has always lurked very close to home. General adult
384 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1405940719
Paperback:A Cornish summer:2019
Author: Alliott, Catherine
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Flora's been in love with her husband for 20 years. The trouble is, he's been married to someone else for the past 15. Now she's been invited to spend the summer in the shady lanes and sandy coves of Cornwall. It should be blissful. There's just one small snag: she'll be staying with her former mother-in-law, Belinda. And Flora discovers she's not the only one invited when her ex-husband shows up out of the blue, complete with his new wife. So now there are two small snags. Can Flora spend the summer playing happy families with the woman who stole her husband's heart, and the mother-in-law who might have had a hand in it? Or will stumbling on the family secret change her mind about them all? General adult
437 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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This is so posh I could never relate to it. Huge disappointment. Horses,mansions near the sea,nobody seems to work apart from a little bit of painting. Awful.
01/08/19
harrison52
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0008225249
Paperback:The newcomer:2019
Author: Britton, Fern
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers
Resource type: Physical
Note: She arrived in the village on the spring tide and hoped to be at the heart of it, knowing its secrets and weathering its storms. It was to be a new beginning. It's springtime in the Cornish village of Pendruggan and as the community comes together to say a fond farewell to parish vicar, Simon, and his wife, Penny, a newcomer causes quite a stir. Reverand Angela Whitehorn came to Cornwall to make a difference. With her husband, Robert, by her side, she sets about making changes - but it seems not everyone is happy for her to shake things up in the small parish, and soon Angela starts to receive anonymous poison pen letters. Angela has always been one to fight back, and she has already brought a fresh wind into the village, supporting her female parishioners through good times and bad. But as the letters get increasingly more personal, Angela learns that the secrets are closer to home. General adult
392 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1472246012
Paperback:My lemon grove summer:2019
Author: Thomas, Jo, (Journalist)
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Headline Review
Resource type: Physical
Note: Zelda's impulsive nature has got her precisely nowhere up until now. A fresh start in a beautiful hilltop town in Sicily looking for new residents, together with her best friend Lennie, could be just what she needs. And who better to settle down with than the person who knows her best? But the sun-filled skies and sparkling seas can't hide the shadow hanging over Citta d'Ora, which means not everyone is pleased to see their arrival. The dreams Zelda and her fellow new residents had of setting up a new life might be slipping away. But a friendship with restauranteur Luca could be about to unlock the possibilities that lie in the local lemon groves. General adult
326 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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178470881X
Paperback:Professor Chandra follows his bliss:2019
Author: Balasubramanyam, Rajeev
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: Professor Chandra is about to embark on the trip of a lifetime. In the moments after the bicycle accident, he doesn't see his life flash before his eyes, but his life's work. He's just narrowly missed out on the Nobel Prize (again) and even though he knows he should get straight back to his pie charts, his doctor has other ideas. All this work is killing him. He needs to take a break, start enjoying himself. In short, says his doctor (who is from California), Professor Chandra should just follow his bliss. And so he sets out to crack the most complex problem of all: the secret to his own happiness. General adult
272 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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So gentle and moving. A truly lovely read.
13/11/19
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Surrey Live
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0241983681
Paperback:Middle England:2019
Author: Coe, Jonathan
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Set in the Midlands and London over the last eight years, Jonathan Coe follows a brilliantly vivid cast of characters through a time of immense change and disruption in Britain. There are the early married years of Sophie and Ian who disagree about the future of Britain and, possibly, the future of their relationship; Sophie's grandfather whose final act is to send a postal vote for the European referendum; Doug, the political commentator, whose young daughter despairs of his lack of political nous and Doug's Remaining Tory politician partner who is savaged by the crazed trolls of Twitter. And within all these lives is the story of England itself: a story of nostalgia and irony; of friendship and rage, humour and intense bewilderment. General adult
423 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1473683025
Paperback:When all is said:2019
Author: Griffin, Anne
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Sceptre
Resource type: Physical
Note: Five toasts. Five people. One lifetime. Tonight will be the most important night in the life of 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. Over the course of one evening, at the bar of the Rainsford House Hotel in Ireland, he will raise five toasts to five different people. All five changed him, in their own way, and all five are now gone. Tonight, he will finally lay bare his own life, with all its loves and triumphs, regrets and tragedies. And before the sun comes up, he must work out how his story ends. General adult
266 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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An engaging story which flows very well.
31/07/19
claireemma
Surrey Live
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0008276560
Paperback:The nowhere child:2019
Author: White, Christian
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Thriller novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers
Resource type: Physical
Note: On her lunch break in Melbourne, Kim Leamy is approached by a stranger investigating the disappearance of a little girl from her Kentucky home 28 years earlier. He believes Kim is that girl. At first she brushes it off, but soon finds herself questioning her family history and begins to unravel an unexpectedly dark past. General adult
371 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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