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Blue smoke by Chris Bourke

Blue smoke

Chris Bourke

eBook

It's another Saturday night in 1950s Auckland. Downtown, nightclubs are banning the jive because the exuberant couples disturb the cautious fox-trotters. Over in Freemans Bay, the Maori Community Centre is the 'jazziest, jumpingest place in the city'...

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Wool to Weta by Paul T. Callaghan

Wool to Weta

Paul T. Callaghan

eBook

Victoria University physicist Paul Callaghan has given a series of public lectures around New Zealand, sponsored by the David and Genevieve Becroft Foundation and the Royal Society of New Zealand, entitled 'Beyond the Farm and the Theme Park'. The le...

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Zone of the marvellous by Martin Edmond

Zone of the marvellous

Martin Edmond

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New Zealand and Australia were imagined thousands of years before they became real. From Plato's Atlantis to Dante's Mount Purgatory, Sinbad the Sailor to Abel Tasman, travellers, writers, map-makers, charlatans and rogues dreamed of other worlds at the...

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Good business by Ian Wedde

Good business

Ian Wedde

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At the heart of the book is a stunning sequence, 'Good Business', at once an ode to walking the side-streets of central Wellington and an elegy for the poet's father. Quietly hilarious, the poems are titled after Wellington businesses and institutions...

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Changing gears by David Irving

Changing gears

David Irving

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Rooted in the success stories of real New Zealand companies, the book explains in plain language the key business principles that will enable you to drive growth, profitability and market penetration. Easy to read and illustrated throughout with diagrams...

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Marti Friedlander by Leonard Bell

Marti Friedlander

Leonard Bell

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"Marti Friedlander, one of New Zealand's most celebrated photographers, has been observing our lives for more than five decades. From kuia with moko to street demonstrations, from Rita Angus to Norman Kirk, her photographs provide insights into the social...

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Heaphy by Iain Sharp

Heaphy

Iain Sharp

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From his earliest surviving watercolour of birdlife in the Marlborough Sounds in August 1839 to his last known sketch, drawn on the back of an envelope, showing Maori witnesses at a hearing of the Native Land Court in Palmerston North in December 1879,...

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The face of war by Sandy Callister

The face of war

Sandy Callister

eBook

"One hundred thousand New Zealanders went overseas to the First World War - many, for the first time, bearing Kodak cameras. The Face of War is the first book to examine the vernacular photos of World War I taken by its New Zealand participants. In this...

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No fretful sleeper by Paul Millar

No fretful sleeper

Paul Millar

eBook

Born in Greymouth in 1922, he grew up in a society dominated by a rugged ideal of New Zealand manhood; not an easy childhood or adolescence for an unusually sensitive boy who preferred intellectual pursuits to sports. He went to university and Dunedin...

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Cold snack by Janet Charman

Cold snack

Janet Charman

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The book brims with poems of suburbia, families, workplaces, ordinary life. In the first section Charman explores the pains and pleasures (mostly the pains) of becoming a schoolteacher in midlife, 'rerouted back to class'-the fish-swim of routine, pedagogy...

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Collected poems 1951-2006 by C. K. (Christian Karlson) Stead

Collected poems 1951-2006

C. K. (Christian Karlson) Stead

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Since publishing his first poems in periodicals like Landfall in the early 1950s, he has experimented with many forms and modes - from open form, free verse, journal composition, quotation and found text to personal lyric, translation and imitation -...

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Art that moves by Roger Horrocks

Art that moves

Roger Horrocks

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"One of the most original artists to have emerged from New Zealand, Len Lye (1901-1980) had a passion for movement from an early age. This fascination shaped his urgent and pioneering films and kinetic sculptures and contributed to his remarkable work...

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Settlers by Jock Phillips

Settlers

Jock Phillips

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Drawing on a major analysis of death registers and shipping records as well as hundreds of biographical accounts of individuals and families, Settlers gives the first comprehensive account of the origins of Pakeha New Zealanders. Phillips and Hearn u...

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Waimarino County & other excursions by Martin Edmond

Waimarino County & other excursions

Martin Edmond

eBook

Edmond has developed over four books now an idiosyncratic and utterly engaging way of writing that always draws on himself and his own often quite intimate experience. Yet his writing is never egotistical or self-absorbed; it turns outwards, to the past,...

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Hostile shores by B. G. McFadgen

Hostile shores

B. G. McFadgen

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"The Maori canoes arrived to a precarious landscape, prone to tectonic upheaval, earthquakes, landslides, volcanic activity and tsunami. Settlements clustered on the coast were particularly vulnerable to catastrophic events. Bruce McFadgen has written...

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Fast talking PI by Selina Tusitala. Marsh

Fast talking PI

Selina Tusitala. Marsh

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Fast Talking PI is the first 'singular, confident and musical' collection of poetry by Auckland writer Selina Tusitala Marsh. 'Tusitala' means writer of tales in Samoan, and Marsh here lives up to her name with stories of her life, her family, commun...

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Footnotes by Peter Fiennes

Footnotes

Peter Fiennes

eBook

A lyrical journey into Britain's past and present, through wilderness and along well-worn roads.

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The Gaia hypothesis by Elissa Rubenstein

The Gaia hypothesis

Elissa Rubenstein

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The book, The Gaia Hypothesis, is a fascinating eye-opener into the natural philosophy and law guiding our planet yesterday, today, and always.

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The wayward girls by Amanda Mason

The wayward girls

Amanda Mason

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The Girls meets The Little Stranger in this dark and captivating debut about sisterhood, family secrets, and a dangerous game that becomes all too real. Perfect for fans of The Haunting of Hill House.THEN 1976. Loo and her sister Bee live in a run-down...

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The Invasion of Gaul by S. J. A. Turney

The Invasion of Gaul

S. J. A. Turney

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It is 58 BC and the mighty Tenth Legion, camped in Northern Italy, prepare for the arrival of the most notorious general in Roman history: Julius Caesar.Marcus Falerius Fronto, commander of the Tenth is a career soldier and long-time companion of Cae...

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A Beginner's Guide to Japan by Pico Iyer

A Beginner's Guide to Japan

Pico Iyer

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A playful and profound guidebook full of surprising, brief, incisive glimpses into Japanese culture Pico Iyer has been living around Kyoto for more than thirty-two years, but he admits at the outset of this book that he sometimes feels he knows less now...

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Paris by Catherine Le Nevez

Paris

Catherine Le Nevez

eBook

Lonely Planet's Best of Paris is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Promenade down the Champs Elysees, lose yourself in the Louvre and work your way through a feast of...

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Through ice & fire by Sarah Laverick

Through ice & fire

Sarah Laverick

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The wild and desolate expanses of Antarctica have been the setting for many famous exploits and misadventures: a place where every decision has life-or-death consequences. Legendary explorers such as Shackleton, Mawson and Scott continue to inspire to...

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Berlitz Amsterdam

Berlitz Amsterdam

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With an iconic style and a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to Amsterdam - now with a bilingual dictionary Plan your trip, plan perfect days and discover how to get around - this pocket-sized guide is a convenie...

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Plato by author Plato

Plato

author Plato

eBook

This carefully crafted ebook: "Plato: The Complete Works" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Plato (428/427 BC - 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece. He was also a mathematician, student of S...

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Insight guides Turkey

Insight guides Turkey

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Let us guide you on every step of your travels. From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, Insight Guide Turkey, is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best of Turkey, with in-depth insider information on must-see,...

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Mudlarking by Lara Maiklem

Mudlarking

Lara Maiklem

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The greatest spy stories ever told

The greatest spy stories ever told

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Each of the men and women in these stories had the courage to meet and study their enemies, gather critical intelligence, and then relay those secrets at risk of being exposed-to do what they had to because that was their duty and the lives of others...

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Orca by Richard Peirce

Orca

Richard Peirce

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Great White sharks, attracted by an offshore seal colony, have brought success to the adjacent fishing village of Gansbaai along the southern African coast. A flourishing shark cage diving industry has sprung up, bringing jobs and money, and so benef...

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The unbroken line by Alex Hammond

The unbroken line

Alex Hammond

eBook

The violence of the past casts a long shadow - a dark legacy with lethal consequences. When defence lawyer Will Harris is attacked by masked men with a clear message to back off, he has no choice but to listen. If only he knew what they were talking ...

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The last train to London by Meg Waite Clayton

The last train to London

Meg Waite Clayton

eBook

Meg Waite Clayton presents a pre-World War II-era story centering on the Kindertransports that carried thousands of children out of Nazi-occupied Europe, and one brave woman--Truus Wijsmuller, a member of the Dutch resistance--who helped them escape to...

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Deva Tales by S. J. A. Turney

Deva Tales

S. J. A. Turney

eBook

A restive province, a troublesome official, a city on the brink of disaster.89 AD. Britannia is peaceful under the protection of three legions and the rule of the emperor Domitian, but a plot is afoot to cause trouble at Deva, home of the Twentieth L...

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Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula

Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula

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Lonely Planet's Oman, UAE & the Arabian Peninsula is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Feel the desert's allure in Oman's Sharqiya Sands, dine at the top of the world's...

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Lonely Planet's Best of Japan by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet's Best of Japan

Lonely Planet

eBook

Lonely Planet Best of Japan is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. See traditional geisha in Kyoto, hike up Mt Fuji, or shop around the clock in Tokyo; all with your tr...

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Iconoclasm

Iconoclasm

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Iconoclasm - the alteration, destruction, or displacement of icons - is usually considered taboo or profane. But, on occasion, the act of destroying the sacred unintentionally bestows iconic status on the desecrated object. Iconoclasm examines the re...

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A family affair by Judith Saxton

A family affair

Judith Saxton

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Insight guides explore Italian lakes

Insight guides explore Italian lakes

eBook

Pocket-sized travel guides featuring the very best routes and itineraries. Discover the best of the Italian Lakes with this indispensably practical Insight Explore Guide. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see attractions like the Borromean ...

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Broke City by Wendy McGrath

Broke City

Wendy McGrath

eBook

"Broke City, the final book in Wendy McGrath's Santa Rosa trilogy, follows young Christine as she edges into self-awareness in the now-vanished Edmonton neighbourhood of Santa Rosa. Budding with creativity that her working-class parents do not unders...

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Insight guides explore Florence

Insight guides explore Florence

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Pocket-sized travel guides featuring the very best routes and itineraries. Discover the best of Florence with this indispensably practical Insight Explore Guide. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see attractions like Piazza Del Duomo, the U...

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Insight guides India

Insight guides India

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Insight Guides: all you need to inspire every step of your journey.From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best of India, with in-depth insider information on must-see,...

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The moonlight wedding by Lucy Kevin

The moonlight wedding

Lucy Kevin

eBook

Meg Ashworth has always lived her life by the book, until she finally breaks away from her family's strict rules to be a wedding designer at Married in Malibu. But she never expected that part of her job description would mean working day--and night--with...

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CITY OF SHADOWS by Ariana Franklin

CITY OF SHADOWS

Ariana Franklin

eBook

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They Called Me Queer by Kim Windvogel

They Called Me Queer

Kim Windvogel

eBook

'They Called Me Queer' is a collection written by Africans who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual. South Africa has become known for its tolerance towards us, the LGBTQIA+ community. However, we live in ...

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Clementine Rose and the bake-off dilemma by Jacqueline Harvey

Clementine Rose and the bake-off dilemma

Jacqueline Harvey

eBook

Clementine Rose is bursting with plans for the school holidays! But with the announcement that a new cooking show will be filmed in the village, everything changes. While Clementine is disappointed that her activities have been cancelled, she soon has...

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Insight guides Australia

Insight guides Australia

eBook

Insight Guides: all you need to inspire every step of your journey. From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best of India, with in-depth insider information on must-see,...

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Insight guides explore Perth & West coast Australia

Insight guides explore Perth & West coast Australia

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Pocket-sized travel guides featuring the very best routes and itineraries. Discover the best of Perth and Western Australia with this indispensably practical Insight Explore Guide. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see attractions like Swan...

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The Tanglewood flower shop by Lilac Mills

The Tanglewood flower shop

Lilac Mills

eBook

Love can be a thorny business. When Tanglewood flower shop owner Leanne enters Budding Stars - a floristry TV competition - she's shocked to make it through to the televised stages where the pressure grows to prove herself a success. Luckily for Leanne,...

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Insight guides Milan

Insight guides Milan

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Perfect day itineraries and top travel tips in a pocket-sized package. Plan your trip, plan perfect days and discover how to get around - this pocket-sized guide is a convenient, quick-reference companion to discovering fun and interesting things to do...

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Zwierzęta

Zwierzęta

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The Polish for Kids Animals storybook is a fun and educational way for children to learn the Polish language. Follow Rexy the dinosaur as he visits a farm to meet animals. He sees the cow, horse and sheep. This book is great for children learning how...

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In their wisdom by C. P. (Charles Percy) Snow

In their wisdom

C. P. (Charles Percy) Snow

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Economic storm clouds gather as bad political weather is forecast for the nation. Three elderly peers look on from the sidelines of the House of Lords and wonder if it will mean the end of a certain way of life. Against this background is set a court...

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The wasteland by 1975- author. Ófeigur Sigurðsson

The wasteland

1975- author. Ófeigur Sigurðsson

eBook

"Frettabladid Daily: After a grueling solo expedition on Vatnajokull Glacier, Austrian toponymist Bernhardt Fingerberg returns to civilization, barely alive, and into the care of Dr. Lassi. The doctor, suspicious of his story, attempts to discover his...

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An instant in the wind by André P. (André Philippus) Brink

An instant in the wind

André P. (André Philippus) Brink

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The dark side by Danielle Steel

The dark side

Danielle Steel

eBook

Zoe Morgan was just ten years old when her life changed forever. Her sister, Rose, died of a rare illness, her parents turned into people she didn't know, and Zoe's lonely childhood drove her to excel in her studies. As a graduate of Yale, Zoe takes a...

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Shamed by Linda Castillo

Shamed

Linda Castillo

eBook

In this riveting new thriller in Linda Castillo's New York Times bestselling series, Kate Burkholder races against the clock to find a missing Amish girl. An Amish grandmother is murdered on an abandoned farm, her seven year old granddaughter abducted....

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Congo Inc. by In Koli Jean Bofane

Congo Inc.

In Koli Jean Bofane

eBook

"To the sound of machine gun fire and the smell of burning flesh, award-winning author In Koli Jean Bofane leads readers on a perilous, satirical journey through the civil conflict and political instability that have been the logical outcome of generations...

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Jigsaw by Sybille Bedford

Jigsaw

Sybille Bedford

eBook

This intensely remembered, partly autobiographical novel, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1989, describes the childhood of Billi, a girl growing up in Europe between the wars. When her father dies, she swaps life in a run-down German château...

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The right side of history by Ben Shapiro

The right side of history

Ben Shapiro

eBook

An outspoken conservative commentator considers the state of the West today, asking why, if American lives have never been better than at any other time in history, the United States' political, social, and economic situation is beginning to erode.

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Things you save in a fire by Katherine Center

Things you save in a fire

Katherine Center

eBook

From the New York TimesThings You Save in a Fire is a heartfelt and healing tour-de-force about the strength of vulnerability, the nourishing magic of forgiveness, and the life-changing power of defining courage, at last, for yourself.

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Nothing ventured by Jeffrey Archer

Nothing ventured

Jeffrey Archer

eBook

Nothing VenturedNothing Ventured Sunday Times : telling the story of the life of William Warwick - as a family man and a detective who will battle throughout his career against a powerful criminal nemesis. Through twists, triumph and tragedy, this series...

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Utz by Bruce Chatwin

Utz

Bruce Chatwin

eBook

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Notes on a scandal by Zoë Heller

Notes on a scandal

Zoë Heller

eBook

A--Notes on a Scandal--Observer--Daily TelegraphZoe? Heller is the author of three novels, Everything You Know, . The 2006 film adaptation of Notes on a Scandal, starring Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench, received four Oscar nominations. She lives in New...

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Ball of collusion by Andrew C. McCarthy

Ball of collusion

Andrew C. McCarthy

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A five year sentence by Bernice Rubens

A five year sentence

Bernice Rubens

eBook

Miss Hawkins looked at her watch. It was two-thirty. If everything went according to schedule, she could safely reckon to be dead by six o'clock. 'But by the day's end, events have taken a dramatic turn and Miss Hawkins is sentenced to live. Forcibly...

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Ice cold heart by P. J. Tracy

Ice cold heart

P. J. Tracy

eBook

It's a bitter winter in Minnesota--too cold to kill. There hasn't been a murder for a month, but the lull quickly comes to an end for Detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth, when they're called to the gruesome homicide of Kelly Ramage. Found in a fr...

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Texas flood by Alan Paul

Texas flood

Alan Paul

eBook

The first definitive biography of guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, with an Epilogue by Jimmie Vaughan, Foreword by drummer Chris Layton, and Aterword by bassist Tommy Shannon. Despite the cinematic scope of Vaughan's life and death, there has never been...

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Knowledge of angels by Jill Paton Walsh

Knowledge of angels

Jill Paton Walsh

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Yale needs women by Anne Gardiner Perkins

Yale needs women

Anne Gardiner Perkins

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The sisters of summit avenue by Lynn Cullen

The sisters of summit avenue

Lynn Cullen

eBook

From the bestselling author of Mrs. Poe and Twain's End comes a novel set during the Great Depression following two estranged sisters and their mother--who has spent a lifetime hiding a desperate secret that could dismantle the entire family.

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The siege of Troy by Theodor Kallifatides

The siege of Troy

Theodor Kallifatides

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Teen chef cooks by 2000- author. Kid Chef Eliana

Teen chef cooks

2000- author. Kid Chef Eliana

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A disaffection by James Kelman

A disaffection

James Kelman

eBook

Patrick Doyle is a 29-year-old teacher in an ordinary school. Disaffected, frustrated and increasingly bitter at the system he is employed to maintain, Patrick begins his rebellion, fuelled by drink and his passionate, unrequited love for a fellow te...

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Snowdrops by A. D. Miller

Snowdrops

A. D. Miller

eBook

Snowdrops. That's what the Russians call them - the bodies that float up into the light in the thaw. Drunks, most of them, and homeless people who just give up and lie down into the whiteness, and murder victims hidden in the drifts by their killers....

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Strands of truth by Colleen Coble

Strands of truth

Colleen Coble

eBook

"Suspense melds with romance as the past meets the present in this engrossing new novel from USA TODAY bestselling author Colleen Coble... Harper Taylor is used to being alone. Her mother passed away in a car accident when she was an infant, she never...

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Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

Pigeon English

Stephen Kelman

eBook

Eleven-year-old Harrison Opoku, the second best runner in Year 7, races through his new life in England with his personalised trainers - the Adidas stripes drawn on with marker pen - blissfully unaware of the very real threat around him. Newly-arrived...

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Crossing the river by Caryl Phillips

Crossing the river

Caryl Phillips

eBook

The story of three different members of the same African American family, one a missionary to Liberia in the 1830s, one a freed slave settling in the "wild West", and one an American GI stationed in England during WWII.

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Keto bread by Faith Gorksy

Keto bread

Faith Gorksy

eBook

"Keto Bread is the must-have cookbook for anyone searching for keto-friendly bread recipes to indulge in their cravings for carbs. Instead of turning to options that might prevent ketosis, this book ensures that your body will continue to burn fats instead...

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The underground man by Mick Jackson

The underground man

Mick Jackson

eBook

The diary of a 19th century English eccentric. John Bentick-Scott was a duke, best known for the underground tunnels under his estate, big enough to accommodate his carriage so he could come and go in secret. The novel portrays him as being unusually...

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Connoisseur kids by Jennifer L. (Jennifer Lynn) Scott

Connoisseur kids

Jennifer L. (Jennifer Lynn) Scott

eBook

"Jennifer Scott is the powerhouse behind the internationally best-selling series of Madame Chic books about how to live with the grace and elegance of a Frenchwoman. In Connoisseur Kids, her departure from the Madame Chic publishing, she presents the...

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Life at 8 mph by Peter Bowling Anderson

Life at 8 mph

Peter Bowling Anderson

eBook

"In the spirit of 'Tuesdays with Morrie,' 'Life at 8 mph' is the rare book that celebrates the friendship between two men while reminding readers that everyone has something to offer, regardless of physical limitations. When Peter Bowling Anderson be...

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What is a girl worth? by Rachael Denhollander

What is a girl worth?

Rachael Denhollander

eBook

"Recipient of Sports Illustrated's Inspiration of the Year Award and one of Time's 100 Most Influential People (2018) "Who is going to tell these little girls that what was done to them matters? That they are seen and valued, that they are not alone and...

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Staying on by Paul Scott

Staying on

Paul Scott

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