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The Girl On The Landing

The Girl On The Landing

  • Author: Paul Torday
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0297855832
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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A ghost story, a psychological thriller and a tale of love rediscovered, from the bestselling author of SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN. Elizabeth has been married to Michael for ten years. She has adjusted to a fairly monotonous routine with her wealthy, decent but boring husband. Part of this routine involves occasional visits to Beinn Caorrun, the dank and gloomy house in a Scottish glen that Michael inherited. There are memories there that Michael will not share with her. But then Michael begins to change. It starts when he thinks he sees, in a picture, the figure of a girl on a landing. As he changes, life becomes so much more fun and Elizabeth sees glimpses of a man she can fall in love with at last. But who - or what - is changing Michael ...?

The Girl on the Cliff

The Girl on the Cliff

  • Author: Lucinda Riley
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141970618
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 576
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A beautiful drama spanning decades, from the international Number One bestselling author of The Pearl Sister and The Olive Tree Why has a secret from 1914 caused a century of heartache? Troubled by recent loss, Grania Ryan has returned to Ireland and the arms of her loving family. And it is here, on a cliff edge, that she first meets a young girl, Aurora, who will profoundly change her life. Mysteriously drawn to Aurora, Grania discovers that the histories of their families are strangely and deeply entwined . . . From a bittersweet romance in wartime London to a troubled relationship in contemporary New York, from devotion to a foundling child to forgotten memories of a lost brother, the Ryans and the Lisles, past and present, have been entangled for a century. Ultimately, it will be Aurora whose intuition and remarkable spirit help break the spell and unlock the chains of the past. Haunting, uplifting and deeply moving, Aurora's story tells of the triumph of hope over loss. Praise for Lucinda Riley 'Thoroughly addictive storytelling with a moving, emotional heart' Dinah Jefferies 'A brilliant page-turner' Daily Mail 'An absolutely fantastic storyteller' Katherine Webb 'Brilliant escapism' Red

The Girl on the Stairs

The Girl on the Stairs

A Masterful Psychological Thriller

  • Author: Louise Welsh
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1848546491
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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Jane Logan is a stranger to Berlin and she finds the city alive and echoing with the ghosts of its turbulent past. At six months pregnant, she's instructed by her partner Petra to rest and enjoy her new life in Germany. But while Petra is out at work, Jane begins to feel uneasy in their chic apartment. Screams reverberate through the walls, lights flicker in the derelict building that looms over the yard, a shadow passes on the stairs . . . Jane meets a neighbour's daughter, a girl whose life she tries to mend, but her involvement only further isolates her. Alone and haunted, Jane fears the worst . . . but the worst is yet to come. Louise Welsh, the acclaimed author of The Cutting Room, delivers another masterful suspense novel. The Girl on the Stairs is a powerful psychological thriller packed with twists and turns to keep you reading well into the night. Read it, or be left in the dark.

The Girl On Legare Street

The Girl On Legare Street

  • Author: Karen White
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101155646
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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Acclaimed author Karen White returns to Charleston, South Carolina, with the second novel in the New York Times bestselling Tradd Street series. Melanie Middleton has grown accustomed to renovating old houses, but she never imagined she'd have to renovate her own life to include her estranged mother. Ginnette Prioleau Middleton left Charleston thirty-five years ago. She's returned wanting to protect the daughter she's never really known after receiving an ominous premonition. Melanie never wanted to see her mother again, but with some prodding from her partner, Jack Trenholm, she agrees—and begins to rebuild their relationship. Together Melanie and Ginnette buy back their old home. With their combined psychic abilities they expect to unearth some ghosts. But what they find is a vengeful dark spirit whose strength has been growing for decades. It will take unearthing long buried secrets to beat this demon and save what's left of Melanie's family...

Howards End is on the Landing

Howards End is on the Landing

A Year of Reading from Home

  • Author: Susan Hill
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 1846682665
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 236
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In pursuit of an elusive book on her shelves, Hill encountered dozens of others that she had never read, or forgotten she owned, or wanted to read for a second time. The discovery inspired her to embark on a year-long voyage through her books, in order to get to know her own collection again.

The Picador Book of Wedding Poems

The Picador Book of Wedding Poems

  • Author: Peter Forbes
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1447204271
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 224
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The Picador Book of Wedding Poems is not just a pocket-sized Cyrano de Bergerac for the romantically tongue-tied: it is a veritable dictionary of all the ways in which love can be declared. If you’re in the first throes of new love, need to put a relationship to the test, or have reached the point of a great affirmation or commitment, you’ll find a poem here beautifully fitted to the occasion. This is an ideal book when a speech – whether public or private – has to be made, an instant cure for love-letter writer’s block, and the perfect companion on those lonely evenings when we need our strongest emotions put into words – written by the greatest poets in the language.

None But He

None But He

  • Author: Patricia Robins
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1444752928
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 186
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When Mandy's boyfriend dies in a motorbike accident, she is left alone with a young child and little money. So when her son's uncle Jon offers her a job as his receptionist - as well as a home with him and his beautiful but spoilt wife, Gillian - she gratefully accepts. But Mandy soon becomes aware of Jon's unhappiness, as well as her own growing love for him. Perhaps if she accepts the attentions of Mike Sinclair, an attractive Irish bachelor, it will help her to keep her true feelings hidden...

The Girl Who Just Appeared

The Girl Who Just Appeared

  • Author: Jonathan Harvey
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0230771807
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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London 2014. Holly Smith has never fitted in. Adopted when just a few months old, she's always felt she was someone with no history, the girl who just appeared. All she has is the address of where she was born - 32B Gambier Terrace, Liverpool. By a bizarre twist of fate Holly discovers that the flat is available to rent. She travels north and moves in. When she finds a biscuit tin full of yellowing papers under the floorboards, she wonders if this might hold the secret to her past. Liverpool 1981. Fifteen-year-old Darren negotiates life with his errant mother and the younger brother he is bringing up. When the Toxteth Riots explode around him Darren finds himself with a moral dilemma that will have consequences for the rest of his life. Flitting between the present and the past, we discover how Darren and Holly's lives become intertwined. Will Holly uncover the secrets of her past? Or will she always feel like the girl who just appeared?

Sex Letters to Mr. Anthony and Breakfast with the Wife Swappers

Sex Letters to Mr. Anthony and Breakfast with the Wife Swappers

Breakfast with the Wife Swappers

  • Author: Anthony N. Bellon
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 146918396X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 324
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This book contains 150 letters on practically every conceivable sexual subject imaginable form marrying a deceased lover to wedding a giant statue in a public square. Mr. Anthony gives each missive a witty and sarcastic wisecrack response. Each mailer writes two letters. Some of them are years and situations apart. There are sex letters from people all over the United States even one from a lowly, asexual amoeba to the spirit of a horny George Washington. In reading this hysterical collection, Mr. Anthony asks that you be completely nonjudgmental and to feel reassured that happiness is knowing that everyone else is miserable too. This play is a comedy about the wife swappers the-morning-after-night-before. One couple is seasoned at switching but it is the virgin experience for the other pair. Laughter reigns supreme throughout the entire hilarious two acts!

Asian Transnational Organized Crime and Its Impact on the U. S.

Asian Transnational Organized Crime and Its Impact on the U. S.

Developing a Transnational Crime Research Agenda

  • Author: James O. Finckenauer
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 1437929222
  • Category:
  • Page: 146
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The research goals of this study were to: (a) determine high priority areas for research on Asian transnational organized crime (TOC); (b) assess the impact of Asian TOC on the U.S.; (3) identify relevant data and information sources in Asia; and (4) identify potential collaborative research partners and institutions in Asia. The aim was thus not to examine in detail the organized crime situation in this region, but rather to lay the foundation for a research agenda and strategy that would accomplish that purpose. The sites covered by this research are China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, and Cambodia. Includes recommendations for further collaborative research. Illustrations.

Chicken Soup for the Girl's Soul

Chicken Soup for the Girl's Soul

Real Stories by Real Girls About Real Stuff

  • Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1453276238
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 350
  • View: 1903
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From Barbies to your first bra, from holding your teddy bear to slowdancing with your first boyfriend, from knowing everyone in elementary school to trying to make new friends in middle school. . . . When dealing with these changes, it's no wonder preteen girls can freak out from time to time.

Taking Care of Baby

Taking Care of Baby

  • Author: Dennis Kelly
  • Publisher: Oberon Books
  • ISBN: 1849433615
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 88
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‘None of this is the truth. It’s just people saying things. It’s all subjective. There’s the truth, and there’s what people think is the truth, and it all depends on how you slant it...’ Taking Care of Baby tackles the complex case of Donna McAuliffe, a young mother convicted of the murder of her two infant children. In a series of probing interviews the people in this extraordinary story, including Donna herself and her bewildered mother Lynn, reveal how they may have harmed those they sought to protect. Dennis Kelly’s ambitious play uses the popular techniques of drama-documentary and verbatim theatre to explore how truth is compromised by today’s information culture.

Katie Milk Solves Crimes and so on

Katie Milk Solves Crimes and so on

  • Author: Annie Caulfield
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446451070
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 208
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Meet Katie Milk - she's brave, funny, has an active imagination and is about to go off to boarding school for the first time. At first she can't imagine having a worse roommate than Bernadette Kelly but soon Katie has more important things to worry about . . . Are there really mad nuns in the attic and why does Chiquita Morris cry all the time? Is Chiquita's mother really a famous fashion model, as she claims or is she just trying to get attention? When Katie and Bernadette discover some mysterious goings-on in an old farmhouse near their school, Katie is one step closer to finding the answers . . .

Unwanted

Unwanted

  • Author: Kristina Ohlsson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1847379605
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 480
  • View: 4621
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In the middle of a rainy Swedish summer, a little girl is abducted from a crowded train. Despite hundreds of potential witnesses, no one noticed when the girl was taken. Her mother, left behind at the previous station, alerted the crew immediately. But as the train pulled into Stockholm Central Station, the girl was nowhere to be seen. To Inspector Alex Recht of the Stockholm police, this looks like a classic custody row. But none of the evidence adds up and young Investigative Analyst Fredrika Bergman is convinced the case is far more complex than her boss is prepared to admit. So when the missing child is found dead in the far north of Sweden, with the word UNWANTED scribbled on her forehead, the rule book is finally thrown out of the window. Now on the trail of a ruthless murderer with a terrifying agenda, will Alex and Fredrika manage to put aside their differences and work together to find the killer, before it's too late? A true Scandinavian page-turner, Unwanted is packed with suspense, authentic police procedure and psychological depth

The Woman Who Drew Buildings

The Woman Who Drew Buildings

  • Author: Wendy Robertson
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0755393716
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 286
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A powerful portrayal of the unbreakable bond between a mother and her son. As Adam Matheve walks towards his mother's house, to see her for the first time in two years, he has just one hope - to forge the bond with her for which he's always yearned. Enigmatic Marie Matheve has spent her life indulging her passion for drawing buildings. Now, after a dangerous fall, she lies unconscious, her life slipping away. All Adam can do is wait in desperate hope for her recovery. But as time passes Adam begins to unravel the mystery of his mother's past and discovers how little he really knows about the woman who raised him.

The Tower

The Tower

Tales from a Lost Country

  • Author: Uwe Tellkamp
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 024100490X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 1024
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In derelict Dresden a cultivated, middle-class family does all it can to cope amid the Communist downfall. This striking tapestry of the East German experience is told through the tangled lives of a soldier, surgeon, nurse and publisher. With evocative detail, Uwe Tellkamp masterfully reveals the myriad perspectives of the time as people battled for individuality, retreated to nostalgia, chose to conform, or toed the perilous line between East and West. Poetic, heartfelt and dramatic, The Tower vividly resurrects the sights, scents and sensations of life in the GDR as it hurtled towards 9 November 1989.

The Girl at the Lion d'Or

The Girl at the Lion d'Or

  • Author: Sebastian Faulks
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0804153752
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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"Beautifully written and--extraordinarily moving."--The Sunday Times (London) From the author of the international bestseller Birdsong, comes a haunting historical novel of passion, loss, and courage set in France between the two world wars. This Vintage Original edition marks its first appearance in the United States. On a rainy night in the 1930s, Anne Louvet appears at the run-down Hotel du Lion d'Or in the village of Janvilliers. She is seeking a job and a new life, one far removed from the awful injustices of her past. As Anne embarks on a torrential love affair with a married veteran of the Great War, The Girl at the Lion d'Or fashions an unbreakable spell of narrative and atmosphere that evokes French masters from Flaubert to Renoir. "This moving and profound novel is perfectly constructed, and admirable in its configurations of place and period."--The Times (London) "I would urge those who appreciated--The French Lieutenant's Woman to try this one--. They may well think it superior."--Sunday Telegraph (London)

On The Third Day

On The Third Day

  • Author: Rhys Thomas
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1409094855
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 640
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Society is on the brink of collapse. The Old World is vanishing, the New World is taking over. There are no rules. Not now that a deadly disease is spreading that causes its victims to turn violent. Previously loving people become murderous. No-one can tell who will turn and who will not. A work of force and dark brilliance - the perfect expression of the terrors of the 21st Century

The Landing

The Landing

  • Author: John Herrick
  • Publisher: Segue Blue
  • ISBN: 0982147066
  • Category:
  • Page: 185
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From John Herrick, Amazon bestselling author of FROM THE DEAD and 8 REASONS YOUR LIFE MATTERS ... The power of a song: It can ignite a heart, heal a soul-or for Danny Bale, resurrect a destiny. When songwriter Danny escaped to the Atlantic coast seven years ago, he laid to rest his unrequited affection for childhood friend Meghan Harting. Now Danny, haunted by an inner stronghold and determined to win Meghan back, must create a masterpiece and battle for the heart of the only woman who understands his music. As memories resurface, Danny and Meghan embark on parallel journeys of self-discovery-and a collision course to seal their mutual fate. "A powerful, absorbing tale, that will touch the heart and the mind as never before. A page turner." -- Doug Wead, New York Times bestselling author and advisor to two presidents "Exquisite and honest. The Landing goes beyond language to pursue that elusive something that, when found, lingers and leaves you changed." -- Phyllis Wallace, Syndicated radio host

Reflections on a Time That Has Past the 2Nd World War Years 1939-1945

Reflections on a Time That Has Past the 2Nd World War Years 1939-1945

On a Time That Has Past the 2Nd World War Years 1939-1945

  • Author: Gloria Mullinax
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1479740705
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 271
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At the beginning of World War ll ,the British Government decided to evacuate the children from the cities to safer places in the countryside, and also overseas to other countries. Really where could be safer in the country? The logic behind the plan was that IF, Hitler succeeded in occupying Great Britain, the children could return someday and take their country back. This is the story of my brother,age 4,and myself age 9,who were evacuated September 9th. 1939, to America. My brother's mother, who was my step-mother, accompanied us to elderly relatives that lived in New York State. Then for reasons known only to herself, at that time, she decided to travel back across the U-boat infested waters of the Atlantic to England. Different homes were found eventually for us which was a miracle, as there were at least 2,664, Children's Oversees Reception Board (CORB) children to find homes for. The Kodak Company's families in New York opened their homes to these British evacuees, primarily for the children of the Kodak Company in Great Britian, however they ended up taking a lot of the other children. As we had been sent privately on the S.S.Scythia, we were not included in that number. We also were returned May 8th 1944, one month before D-Day, on a Neutral Portuguese ship to Lisbon. The war did not end until May 8th 1945 so we were back in England in time for the newest German weapon the Vengence Weapon l, or Doodle bug, or Buzz-bomb. This is our War Time story of our adventures, mostly mine,told 73 years later with the memories, some good and some bad, as you will see when you read the book. Thank you for your interest. It is still facinating to me today.