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Maureen Lee - Ten Great Novels

By Maureen Lee

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Ten heart-warming tales set during the post-war years, from an author at the top of her genre.

Ten heart-warming tales set during the post-war years, from an author at the top of her genre.

Comprises: STEPPING STONES; LIGHTS OUT LIVERPOOL; PUT OUT THE FIRES; THROUGH THE STORM; LIVERPOOL ANNIE; DANCING IN THE DARK; THE GIRL FROM BAREFOOT HOUSE; LACEYS OF LIVERPOOL; THE HOUSE BY PRINCES PARK; LIME STREET BLUES.

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  • ISBN: 9781409139737
  • Publication date: 18 Jul 2013
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  • Imprint: Orion
A tender saga of family life that explores the themes of love and forgiveness — MY WEEKLY on Mother of Pearl
Millions of fans can't be wrong. A spellbinding story set in Liverpool in the war and post-war years — BELFAST MORNING TELEGRAPH on Mother of Pearl
Another powerful saga from a fine writer — EVENING TELEGRAPH on Martha's Journey
With her talent for storytelling, queen of saga-writing Maureen Lee weaves intrigue, love and warmth into every page — MY WEEKLY
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Five Steps to Happy

Ella Dove
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Ella Dove
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CTRL S

Andy Briggs
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Andy Briggs

Everyone knows crime is a major problem in the virtual reality world of SPACE. And the smarter criminals realised long ago that to fully exploit people in the VR, they need to hunt the vulnerable in the real world.So when his troubled mother disappears one day, VR-obsessed Theo knows that to save her life he must first track her down in SPACE.But how do you solve a mystery in a world without fingerprints or DNA, where people go to actively hide from real life?Theo has done it in video games his whole life. But this time things are about to get very real . . .

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Death in Avignon

Serena Kent
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Serena Kent

Glamour, intrigue, and a mystery to die for... When Penelope Kite attends a gallery opening on the arm of the gorgeous mayor of St Merlot, her dream life in Provence seems finally to have become a reality. But beneath the glamour, scandal is brewing. Shockwaves ripple through the art world when a controversial painter, Roland Doncaster, chokes on an almond-stuffed olive.A tragic accident? Or a ruthless poisoning? Embroiled once more in a murder investigation, Penelope discovers that any number of jealous lovers and scheming rivals could be in the frame. And with dashing art dealers to charm, patisseries to resist, and her own friends under suspicion, Penelope will need all her sleuthing talents to uncover the truth... Return to the charm of Provence for the second delightful Penelope Kite mystery!

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Call Him Mine

Tim MacGabhann
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Tim MacGabhann

'Terrifying, riveting, realistic ... this is the wired fevered enthralling Mexico City I live in' Francisco Goldman, author of Say Her Name and The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle 'A must-read for those who were glued to Narcos and Sicario' Dead Good (Debut crime novels to watch out for in 2019) Jaded reporter Andrew and his photographer boyfriend, Carlos, are sick of telling just another story: from cartel massacres to corrupt politicians, sifting the dregs of Mexico's drug war, they think they've seen it all. But when they find a body even the police are too scared to look at, what started out as just another reportage becomes the sort of story all reporters dream of... ...until Carlos pushes for answers too fast, and winds up murdered, leaving Andrew grief-stricken and flailing for answers, justice, and revenge. Caught in a web of dirty money that stretches from the boardrooms of the United States to the death squads of El Salvador, Andrew must decide whether to save himself - or find out who killed the man he loves, and destroyed the only home he's ever known.

Orion

Something to Live For

Richard Roper
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Richard Roper

Sometimes you have to risk everything to find your something...Andrew works with death for a living. Searching for people's next of kin and attending the funerals if they don't have anyone, he's desperate to avoid the same fate for himself. Which is fine, because he has the perfect wife and 2.4 children waiting at home for him after a long day. At least, that's what he's told people.The truth is, his life isn't exactly as people think and the little white lie he once told is about to catch up with him.Because in all Andrew's efforts to fit in, he's forgotten one important thing: how to really live. And maybe, it's about time for him to start.'A charming, humorous and life-affirming tale about human kindness that strikes a chord in a world where loneliness is a growing problem' BBC News Online, Top Fiction of 2019

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Somewhere Close to Happy

Lia Louis
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Lia Louis
Orion

A Summer Reunion

Fanny Blake
Authors:
Fanny Blake

Amy, Anne, Kate and Jane were best friends at school. But now, as they approach their sixtieth birthdays, their lives have taken them in different directions. Successful, dissatisfied, seeking something different in equal measure, they know that life is not always easy. So when Amy invites the other three to her beautiful villa in Majorca for a long celebratory reunion weekend, each of them is drawn by curiosity... and each has a reason for wanting to get away from home for a while. Against the backdrop of the stunning Mallorcan hills, the four friends will look back over their lives - the choices they made, the families they have built - and they'll reassess what is important to them and whether now is the time to grasp those second chances, or whether this reunion will change everything...(p) Orion Publishing Group 2019

Gollancz

Seven Blades in Black

Sam Sykes
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Sam Sykes
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Cape May

Chip Cheek
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Chip Cheek

'Glamorous and nostalgic and very sexy, Cape May is a novel about marriage, lust, shabby seaside towns and lots of gin... One of those books that stays with you' Paula Hawkins'The new Gatsby... With shades of F Scott Fitzgerald, Revolutionary Road and even Mad Men. It is so, so good' Stylist (The 10 books you need to add to your 2019 reading list) September 1957 Henry and Effie, young newlyweds from Georgia, arrive in Cape May, New Jersey, for their honeymoon. It's the end of the season and the town is deserted. As they tentatively discover each other - walking on the deserted beach overlooking the vast, darkening Atlantic, clumsily making love in the dusty rooms of a distant relative's house - they begin to realize that everyday married life might be disappointingly different from their happy-ever-after fantasy.Just as they get ready to cut the trip short, a light goes on in one of the houses on their street and a decadent and glamorous set suddenly sweep them up into their drama - Clara, a beautiful socialite who feels her youth slipping away; Max, a wealthy playboy and Clara's lover; and Alma, Max's aloof and mysterious half-sister, to whom Henry is irresistibly drawn.The empty beach town becomes their playground, and as they sneak into abandoned summer homes, go sailing, walk naked under the stars, make love, and drink a great deal of gin, Henry and Effie slip from innocence into betrayal, with irrevocable consequences that reverberate through the rest of their lives...'An exquisitely crafted exploration of young love, the power of desire, and the lifelong ramifications of choices made in an instant. Cheek's virtuosic prose reads like a modern classic, rendering a heartbreaking portrait of a marriage undone by betrayal' Whitney Scharer, author of The Age of Light

Orion

What She Saw Last Night

Mason Cross
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Mason Cross

A secret that could kill her.A truth no one believes...Jenny Bowen is going home. Boarding the Caledonian Sleeper, all she wants to do is forget about her upcoming divorce and relax on the ten-hour journey through the night. In her search for her cabin, Jenny helps a panicked woman with a young girl she assumes to be her daughter. Then she finds her compartment and falls straight to sleep.Waking in the night, Jenny discovers the woman dead in her cabin ... but there's no sign of the little girl. The train company have no record of a child being booked on the train, and CCTV shows the dead woman boarding alone.The police don't believe Jenny, and soon she tries to put the incident out of her head and tells herself that everyone else is right: she must have imagined the little girl. But deep down, she knows that isn't the truth.

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The New Achilles

Christian Cameron
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Christian Cameron

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The Bad Mothers' Book Club

Keris Stainton
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Keris Stainton
W&N

Dignity

Alys Conran
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Alys Conran
Trapeze

The Girl He Used to Know

Tracey Garvis Graves
Authors:
Tracey Garvis Graves

An unusual love. Two broken hearts. What difference does 10 years make?Annika Rose has always been different. Sensory overload is a constant problem for her. She has a hard time reading people and feels lost in social situations. She's a brilliant chess player but can't pull an outfit together to save her life. In her last year of college, she's the weird girl whose only real friend is her roommate, Janice. Then, one day, Jonathan joins the chess club and is immediately captivated by the mysterious girl whose attention is completely fixed on her game. Despite challenges, the two fall in love. Jonathan is patient and understanding of Annika's quirks and seems to like her just the way she is. Annika, in turn, finds the world less confusing and ominous when she's with Jonathan. As graduation looms, they begin making plans for the future. But a traumatic event will force them apart, shattering their connection and leaving them to navigate their lives alone.A decade later, a highly functioning Annika and a jaded Jonathan meet by accident and feel the tug of old feelings and the passionate attraction they once shared. Will they be able to pick up where they left off, or will time and old betrayals keep them from each other?The Girl He Used to Know is an uplifting novel about taking second chances, celebrating our differences and facing your fears.Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Gail Honeyman, Jill Santopolo and Sliding Doors.(p) Orion Publishing Group Ltd 2019

Orion

A Dream of Italy

Nicky Pellegrino
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Nicky Pellegrino
Orion

Where Love Grows

Cathy Bramley
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Cathy Bramley
Orion

Bring Me Sunshine

Laura Kemp
Authors:
Laura Kemp

'A delight from the first page to the last' Milly JohnsonCharlotte Bold is nothing like her name - she is shy and timid and just wants a quiet life. When her job doing the traffic news on the radio in London is relocated to Sunshine FM in Mumbles, she jumps at the chance for a new start in Wales. But when she arrives she discovers that she's not there to do the travel news - she's there to front the graveyard evening show. And she's not sure she can do it.Thrust into the limelight, she must find her voice and a way to cope. And soon she realises that she's not the only person who finds life hard - out there her listeners are lonely too. And her show is the one keeping them going.Can Charlotte seize the day and make the most of her new home? And will she be able to breathe new life into the tiny radio station too...?

W&N

Bird Summons

Leila Aboulela
Authors:
Leila Aboulela

'BIRD SUMMONS is a magic carpet ride into the forest of history and the lives of women. Deep and wild' Lucy Ellmann, author of SWEET DESSERTS and MIMISalma, happily married, tries every day to fit into life in Britain. When her first love contacts her, she is tempted to risk it all and return to Egypt.Moni gave up a career in banking to care for her disabled son, but now her husband wants to move to Saudi Arabia - where she fears her son's condition will worsen. Iman feels burdened by her beauty. In her twenties and already in her third marriage, she is treated like a pet and longs for freedom. On a road trip to the Scottish Highlands, the women are visited by the Hoopoe, a sacred bird whose fables from Muslim and Celtic literature compel them to question the balance between faith and femininity, love, loyalty and sacrifice. Brilliantly imagined, intense and haunting, Bird Summons confirms Leila Aboulela's reputation as one of our finest contemporary writers.

Orion

The Botanist's Daughter

Kayte Nunn
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Kayte Nunn
Orion

Our Life in a Day

Jamie Fewery
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Jamie Fewery