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All fiction new titles

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Fan of crime, romance, sci-fi or other fiction genres? Look through our latest titles and discover a captivating story in book, eBook, eAudiobook, large print, graphic novel or audio CD. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Making wishes at Bay View by Jessica Redland

Making wishes at Bay View

Jessica Redland

Audio CD

Callie Derbyshire has it all: her dream job as a carer at Bay View, finally she has found the love of her life. Everything is perfect. Well, almost. Ex-partners are insistent on stirring up trouble, and Callie's favourite resident, Ruby, hasn't been her...

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My one month marriage by Shari Low

My one month marriage

Shari Low

Audio CD

You know that 'till death do us part' bit in the wedding vows? Well Zoe Dalton believed it. She walked up the aisle thinking that she was strolling to her happy ever after. One month later, her heart is in pieces, she's returning the wedding gifts and...

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My great ex-scape by Portia MacIntosh

My great ex-scape

Portia MacIntosh

Audio CD

Rosie Jones has been dumped by every boyfriend she's ever had - most recently by Dinosaur Dave, live on TV, during the 'phone-a-friend' segment of a quiz show. After the footage goes viral Rosie receives a bunch of flowers with a message: I love you,...

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A Riviera retreat by Jennifer Bohnet

A Riviera retreat

Jennifer Bohnet

Audio CD

When Retreat owner Amy offers three lucky competition winners a holiday on the Cote d'Azur, she has no idea that this act of kindness will have life changing repercussions on her own life and those who join her. Young entrepreneur Chelsea, is still g...

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Payback by Gemma Rogers

Payback

Gemma Rogers

Audio CD

In 1997 teenager Sophie White and her three girlfriends decide they want to lose their virginity before summer is over. Roping in her childhood buddy Gareth and his mates, Sophie holds a party to get the deed over and done with, but the night doesn't...

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Fatal ally by Tim Sebastian

Fatal ally

Tim Sebastian

Audio CD

After five years' silence, a British intelligence asset has made contact from Moscow. Claiming to possess explosive information, he wishes to defect to the West. But the operation goes catastrophically wrong; the would-be defector betrayed by a rogue...

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Coming home to Winter Island by Jo Thomas

Coming home to Winter Island

Jo Thomas

Audio CD

Ruby's singing career is about to hit the big time, when her voice breaks. Fearing her career is over, she books into a retreat in Tenerife to recover. But an unexpected call from a stranger takes her to a remote Scottish island instead, to visit the...

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Present tense by W. H. S. author. McIntyre

Present tense

W. H. S. author. McIntyre

Audio CD

Criminal lawyer Robbie Munro is back home, living with his dad and his new-found daughter. Life as a criminal lawyer isn't going well, and neither is his love life. While he's preparing to defend the accused in a rape case, it all becomes suddenly mo...

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One fatal mistake by Tom (Novelist) author. Hunt

One fatal mistake

Tom (Novelist) author. Hunt

Audio CD

When eighteen-year-old Joshua Mayo takes a man's life in a terrible accident, he leaves the scene without reporting the crime to the police. But, inevitably, he ends up telling his mother, Karen, what happened. Karen has raised Joshua on her own in C...

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Blackberry winter by Sarah Jio

Blackberry winter

Sarah Jio

Audio CD

1933. Vera Ray kisses her young son goodnight and leaves to work the night-shift at a local hotel. The next morning, she discovers a sudden snowfall has blanketed the city, and her son has vanished, the snow covering up his tracks - and the perpetrat...

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A secret life by Christobel Kent

A secret life

Christobel Kent

Audio CD

When Georgie is persuaded to join two old friends for Ladies' Night, she intends to have fun, to behave like the Georgie she was before marriage and motherhood changed her life. But one drink too many and Georgie's not sure what happened the night before....

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The lost boys by Catherine Bailey

The lost boys

Catherine Bailey

Audio CD

Berlin, September 1944. Ulrich von Hassell, former ambassador to Italy and a key member of the German Resistance, is executed for his part in an assassination plot against Hitler. SS leader Himmler orders the arrest of the plotters' families, and in a...

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The mistletoe matchmaker by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

The mistletoe matchmaker

Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Audio CD

It's winter in Lissbeg and visiting Canadian Cassie Fitzgerald is enchanted by the small town where her dad was born. She gets involved in a 'Winter Fest' competition, and joins librarian Hanna Casey's writing group. But the more she's drawn into the...

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What happens in paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

What happens in paradise

Elin Hilderbrand

Audio CD

A year ago, Irene Steele had the shock of her life: her loving husband, father to their grown sons and successful businessman, was killed in a plane crash. But that wasn't Irene's only shattering news: he'd also been leading a double life on the island...

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Corridors of the night by Anne Perry

Corridors of the night

Anne Perry

Audio CD

One night, in the Greenwich Royal Naval Hospital, nurse Hester Monk is approached by a terrified girl. She's from a hidden ward of children, all subject to frequent blood-letting, and her brother is dying. While William Monk's River Police fight to keep...

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The Famished Road by Ben Okri

The Famished Road

Ben Okri

Audio CD

"He is born into a world of poverty, ignorance and injustice, but Azaro awakens with a smile on his face. Despite belonging to a spirit world made of enchantment, where there is no suffering, Azaro chooses to stay in the land of the Living: to feel it,...

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The source  by Judith McAdam

The source

Judith McAdam

Audio CD

In The Source, theologian, spiritual teacher and kinesiologist Judith McAdam blends her broad knowledge of world religions to reveal her ground-breaking principles for creating your own reality and living out your life's purpose. You will learn to align...

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When will there be good news? by Kate Atkinson

When will there be good news?

Kate Atkinson

Audio CD

"In rural Devon, six-year-old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime. Thirty years later the man convicted of the crime is released from prison. In Edinburgh, sixteen-year-old Reggie works as a nanny for a GP. But Dr Hunter has gone missing and Reggie...

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Fragile by Stella O'Malley

Fragile

Stella O'Malley

Audio CD

"Stella O’Malley is the author of Cotton Wool Kids and Bully-Proof Kids. This new book moves beyond parenting books to general self-help and explores the reasons why so many people feel more anxious, overwhelmed and stressed than ever. The way that we...

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Leadership strategy and tactics by Jocko Willink

Leadership strategy and tactics

Jocko Willink

Audio CD

"Decorated ex-US Navy SEAL officer Jocko Willink delivers hard-won leadership principles that have been tested and proven on the battlefield, in business and in life. Leadership Strategy and Tactics takes the guesswork out of leadership by translating...

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When I was you by Minka Kent

When I was you

Minka Kent

Audio CD

"After barely surviving a brutal attack, Brienne Dougray rarely leaves her house. Suffering from debilitating headaches and memory loss, she can rely only on her compassionate new tenant, Dr. Niall Emberlin, a welcome distraction from the discomfiting...

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The house by the river by Lena Manta

The house by the river

Lena Manta

Audio CD

"An intimate, emotionally powerful saga following five young women as they realize that no matter the men they choose, the careers they pursue, or the children they raise, the only constant is home. Theodora knows she can't keep her five beautiful d...

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The beautiful strangers by Camille Di Maio

The beautiful strangers

Camille Di Maio

Audio CD

"She gets her chance by honouring a cryptic plea from her grandfather: find the beautiful stranger. The search takes her to Hotel del Coronado, the beachfront landmark on the Southern California coast where filming is underway on the movie Some Like It...

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Heal by Pete Evans

Heal

Pete Evans

Audio CD

So many of us are looking for practical changes we can make to nourish our body, be more active and find meaningful connection - ways to be stronger, happier and healthier, in a fast-paced world. Pete begins with what he knows best - food - and offer...

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White tiger by Kylie Chan

White tiger

Kylie Chan

Audio CD

Action, intrigue, demons and dragons. Kylie Chan creates a fast and furious story balanced between the celestial and the mortal, the powerful and the innocent ... Emma Donahoe has just started her new job as nanny to Simone, the daughter of John Chen,...

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The mother's promise by Sally Hepworth

The mother's promise

Sally Hepworth

Audio CD

Alice and her daughter Zoe have been a team of two all their lives. They've never needed anyone else - until Alice gets sick. Alice reaches out to two near-strangers: Kate, her oncology nurse, and Sonja, her social worker. As the lives of the three w...

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The second sleep by Robert Harris

The second sleep

Robert Harris

Audio CD

"1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artifacts - coins, fragments of glass, human bones - which the old parson used to collect....

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Twisted twenty-six by Janet Evanovich

Twisted twenty-six

Janet Evanovich

Audio CD

"Grandma Mazur is a widow ... again. This time her marriage lasted a whole 45 minutes. The unlucky groom was one Jimmy Rosolli, local gangster, lothario (senior division) and heart attack waiting to happen ... well, the waiting's over. It's a sad day,...

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Dover one by Joyce Porter

Dover one

Joyce Porter

Audio CD

"For its own very good reasons, Scotland Yard sends Dover off to remote Creedshire to investigate the disappearance of a young housemaid, Juliet Rugg. Though there's every cause to assume that she has been murdered - she gave her favours freely and may...

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How death becomes life by Joshua D. Mezrich

How death becomes life

Joshua D. Mezrich

Audio CD

"A gifted surgeon illuminates one of the most awe-inspiring achievements of modern-day medicine: the movement of organs between bodies. At the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Joshua Mezrich creates life from loss,...

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The rise of the ultra runners by Adharanand Finn

The rise of the ultra runners

Adharanand Finn

Audio CD

"Marathons are no longer enough. Pain is to be relished, not avoided. Hallucinations are normal. Ultra running defies conventional logic. Yet this most brutal and challenging sport is now one of the fastest-growing in the world. Why is this? Is it an...

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One Christmas star by Mandy Baggot

One Christmas star

Mandy Baggot

Audio CD

"Emily Parker is set to have the worst Christmas ever! Her flatmate's moved out, she's closed her heart to love and she's been put in charge of the school original Christmas show – with zero musical ability. Disgraced superstar, Ray Stone is in desperate...

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Wicked by design by Katy (Katy Jane) Moran

Wicked by design

Katy (Katy Jane) Moran

Audio CD

"CORNWALL: Four women sit in the candlelit drawing-room at Nansmornow, an ancient Cornish manor house. The air is thick with unspoken suspicion and secret malice. As Hester Lamorna pours tea for her three guests, she has no idea one of them is about to...

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The winter orphan by Cathy (Domestic fiction writer) Sharp

The winter orphan

Cathy (Domestic fiction writer) Sha...

Audio CD

"Ella has never known love. Left as a baby outside the workhouse, Ella has only ever been treated with unkindness; especially from the hateful guardians of the workhouse, who hold the fate of the inmates in their cruel hands. When she is sold as a sc...

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The lost sisters by Lindsey Hutchinson

The lost sisters

Lindsey Hutchinson

Audio CD

"Orpha Buchanan and Peg Meriweather had a very different start in life. Orpha surrounded by wealth and riches, Peg dumped on a doorstep as a baby with nothing to her name. But one thing they had in common was a mother who despised them and wished them...

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A devious death by Alyssa Maxwell

A devious death

Alyssa Maxwell

Audio CD

"Phoebe and her sister Julia are eager for a summer getaway at High Head Lodge, the newly purchased estate of their cousin Regina. But Regina's odd friend, Olive, is far from friendly, and Regina's mother and brother-- bitter over the unequal distribution...

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Brigantia by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy

Brigantia

Adrian Keith Goldsworthy

Audio CD

"Ad 100: Britannia. The edge of the Roman world. Flavius Ferox is the hardbitten centurion charged with keeping the peace on Britannia's frontier with the barbarian tribes of the north. Now he's been summoned to Londinium by the governor, but before he...

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Penny for your secrets by Anna Lee Huber

Penny for your secrets

Anna Lee Huber

Audio CD

"The Great War may be over, but for many, there are still obstacles on the home front. Reconciling with her estranged husband makes Verity sympathetic to her friend Ada's marital difficulties. And when Ada's Marquess husband is discovered shot through...

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Sinner by Jacqui Rose

Sinner

Jacqui Rose

Audio CD

"Having been brought up amongst the hardest gangsters and faces of London, Franny Doyle learnt never to let love be her weakness. But she’ll do anything to protect those close to her, and at whatever cost. Her partner Alfie Jennings is under pressure....

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Happily imperfect by Stacey Solomon

Happily imperfect

Stacey Solomon

Audio CD

"Renowned and loved for her refreshing candour on everyday issues, social, domestic and intimate, Stacey Solomon reminds us how important it is to embrace ourselves; the good, bad and the ugly. Stacey's authenticity and her courage to say what others...

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The dead wife by Sue Fortin

The dead wife

Sue Fortin

Audio CD

"SINCLAIR WIFE DEAD! HUSBAND CLEARED! Police have ruled out suspicious circumstances in the investigation into the death of Elizabeth Sinclair, wife of charismatic entrepreneur Harry Sinclair, found drowned in the lake of the family’s holiday park. It’s...

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I confess by Alex Barclay

I confess

Alex Barclay

Audio CD

"Seven friends. One killer. No escape ... A group of childhood friends are reunited at a luxury inn on a remote west coast peninsula in Ireland. But as a storm builds outside, the dark events that marred their childhoods threaten to resurface. And when...

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Snow angels by Nadine Dorries

Snow angels

Nadine Dorries

Audio CD

"The nurses of St Angelus Hospital face the hardship of another winter, in this heartbreaking story by Nadine Dorries. The Angels must battle through the snow to save Victoria's baby and young doctor Teddy Davenport begins to make some serious mistakes....

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Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer

Kane and Abel

Jeffrey Archer

Audio CD

They had only one thing in common. William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant, two men born on the same day on opposite sides of the world, their paths destined to cross in the ...

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Blowback by L. T. Ryan

Blowback

L. T. Ryan

Audio CD

"Framed for murder. He's offered a way out. He just has to do a little job. While recuperating on the tranquil island of St. Lucia, Bear's world is turned upside down when he is framed for murder. A nemesis returns offering immunity, so long as Bear does...

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The unlucky ones by Kerry Wilkinson

The unlucky ones

Kerry Wilkinson

Audio CD

"A man who survived being drowned ends up in Manchester's canal. Someone who was hit by a car is shoved in front of DC Archie Davey's patrol vehicle. Killers generally aren't a happy bunch, but this particular one seems to have a problem with second ...

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Breakers by Douglas Johnstone

Breakers

Douglas Johnstone

Audio CD

"A toxic family, a fight for survival. Seventeen-year-old Tyler lives in one of Edinburgh's most deprived areas. Coerced into robbing rich people's homes by his bullying older siblings, he's also trying to care for his little sister and his drug-addict...

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The case of the fickle mermaid by Paula Brackston

The case of the fickle mermaid

Paula Brackston

Audio CD

"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Witch's Daughter comes the story of Gretel, all grown up and investigating a series of mysterious disappearances off the coast of Bavaria.Gretel-yes, that Gretel-is now all grown up and working as a ...

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Blood ties by Alexander Hartung

Blood ties

Alexander Hartung

Audio CD

"Two missing children. Only Pohl can save the third. Two young children have been violently abducted in broad daylight, with nothing connecting them but their disappearance. Detective Nik Pohl knows there must be a missing link, but every time he gets...

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Hard shot by J. B. Turner

Hard shot

J. B. Turner

Audio CD

"JON REZNICK WILL PROTECT NEW YORK CITY OR DIE TRYING. When a group of homegrown attackers takes aim at cops outside a Fourth of July baseball game, black-ops specialist Jon Reznick and his daughter, Lauren, are caught in the crossfire. Jon hunts down...

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One dark night by Tom Bale

One dark night

Tom Bale

Audio CD

"Driving home after a day in the countryside with his wife, Katy, and their two kids, doting father Adam Parr gets cut up by a speeding silver car, nearly causing him to crash. Shocked and upset that his kids could have been killed, he pulls over. That's...

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Lost hills by Lee Goldberg

Lost hills

Lee Goldberg

Audio CD

A video of Deputy Eve Ronin's off-duty arrest of an abusive movie star goes viral, turning her into a popular hero at a time when the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is plagued by scandal. The sheriff, desperate for more positive press, makes...

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The hard way by Lee Child

The hard way

Lee Child

Audio CD

Jack Reacher is alone, the way he likes it. He watches a man cross a New York street and drive away in a Mercedes. The car contains one million dollars of ransom money. Reacher's job is to make sure it all turns out right - money paid, family safely ...

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Tubing by K. A. McKeagney

Tubing

K. A. McKeagney

Audio CD

Polly, 28, lives in London with her 'perfect-on-paper' boyfriend. She works a dead-end job on a free London paper ... life as she knows it is dull. But her banal existence is turned upside down late one drunken night on her way home, after a chance e...

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The family journal by Carolyn Brown

The family journal

Carolyn Brown

Audio CD

Join the millions who have fallen in love with New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown in her landmark hundredth novel. At the end of her rope, single mom Lily Anderson is determined to move her rebellious children in the right direction. That...

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The ragged edge of night by Libbie Hawker

The ragged edge of night

Libbie Hawker

Audio CD

"IN SMALL-TOWN GERMANY, ONE MAN RISKS HIS LIFE IN DEFIANCE OF HITLER'S REGIME. Germany, 1942. Franciscan friar Anton Starzmann is stripped of his place in the world when his school is seized by the Nazis. He relocates to a small German hamlet to wed ...

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Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof

Sons of Blackbird Mountain

Joanne Bischof

Audio CD

After the tragic death of her husband, Aven Norgaard is beckoned to give up her life in Norway to become a housekeeper in the rugged hills of 19-century Appalachia. Upon arrival, she finds herself in the home of her late husband's cousins - three brothers...

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The emerald affair by Janet MacLeod Trotter

The emerald affair

Janet MacLeod Trotter

Audio CD

"In Scotland in the aftermath of the First World War, nurse Esmie McBride meets handsome Captain Tom Lomax at her best friend Lydia's home. Esmie is at first concerned for Tom's shell shock, then captivated by his charm, but it's effervescent Lydia he...

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The rising of Bella Casey by Mary Morrissey

The rising of Bella Casey

Mary Morrissey

Audio CD

"Bella is a clever girl who trains as a school teacher, determined to escape the limitations of her genteel impoverishment. However, when the married manager of the school turns his unwanted attention towards her, the only escape is in marriage with a...

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Q: skills for success. Intro. Listening and speaking

Q: skills for success. Intro. Listening and speaking

Audio CD

"With new note-taking skills, an extended writing syllabus and authentic video in every unit, Q Second Edition equips students for academic success better than ever. Q Second Edition helps students to measure their progress, with clearly stated unit ...

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Castle on the rise by Kristy Cambron

Castle on the rise

Kristy Cambron

Audio CD

"When Laine Forrester travels overseas to attend her best friend's vineyard wedding, she expects to find the bride on the brink of a fairy-tale life. But after a series of unforeseen setbacks, it seems the storybook lives they'd imagined are suddenly...

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A fight in silence by Melanie Metzenthin

A fight in silence

Melanie Metzenthin

Audio CD

"Germany, 1926. When Richard and Paula meet in bustling, cosmopolitan Hamburg, everything feels possible. They fall in love, marry and are soon blessed with twins, a beautiful boy and girl. When Richard qualifies as a psychiatrist, life ahead looks b...

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The country singer by Robyn Burrows

The country singer

Robyn Burrows

Audio CD

It's been years since Gemma visited the small country town where she grew up. She probably wouldn't have returned at all if it weren't for her father's passing. Seeing the town's dusty old buildings and her parent's run-down house again, remind her of...

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The memory tree by Linda Gillard

The memory tree

Linda Gillard

Audio CD

When her favourite beech tree is felled in a storm, Ann feels as if someone has died. But when long-hidden seed packets are found inside the trunk, Ann realises there are more memories than her own lurking within the ancient tree ... A century earlier,...

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Stories by Helen Garner

Stories

Helen Garner

Audio CD

This book brings Helen Garner's short fiction together into one volume. Her most loved stories are here: 'Postcards from Surfers', 'My Hard Heart' and 'A Happy Story'. Garner's focus is on love and longing, on the pain, darkness and joy of life, on t...

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The rise of Magicks by Nora Roberts

The rise of Magicks

Nora Roberts

Audio CD

"After the sickness known as the Doom destroyed civilization, magick has become commonplace, and Fallon Swift has spent her young years learning its ways. Fallon cannot live in peace until she frees those who have been preyed upon by the government or...

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Stay by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Stay

Catherine Ryan Hyde

Audio CD

"In the summer of 1969, 14-year-old Lucas Painter carries a huge weight on his shoulders. His brother is fighting in Vietnam. His embattled parents are locked in a never-ending war. And his best friend, Connor, is struggling with his own family issues....

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Down the darkest road by Kylie Brant

Down the darkest road

Kylie Brant

Audio CD

"An obsessive killer, a witness with secrets and a deputy US marshal with her own dark demons collide in this gripping mystery. Dylan was only a child when he and his friend stumbled onto a crime scene deep in the woods. His friend was killed that night....

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11 by Kylie Brant

11

Kylie Brant

Audio CD

"Eleven. For three long years that's what she was called by The Collector, the sexual sadist who enslaved her. Mia Deleon fought the odds and escaped only to discover that no one would believe her about the ordeal she'd endured. Not the police. Not her...

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My brother Muhammad Ali by Rahaman Ali

My brother Muhammad Ali

Rahaman Ali

Audio CD

More words have been written about Muhammad Ali than almost anyone else. He was, without doubt, the world's most-loved sportsman. At the height of his celebrity he was the most famous person in the world. And yet, until now, the one voice missing belonged...

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The crown by Robert Lacey

The crown

Robert Lacey

Audio CD

In this incredible companion to the second and third seasons of Netflix's acclaimed series The Crown, the show's historical consultant Robert Lacey takes us through the real history that inspired the drama. Covering two tumultuous decades in the reign...

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A gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

A gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles

Audio CD

While Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval, Count Alexander Rostov, stripped of the trappings that defined his life, is forced to question what makes us who we are. On 21 June 1922, Count Alexander Rostov - recipient of the Order of Saint ...

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The stolen boys by Joy Ellis

The stolen boys

Joy Ellis

Audio CD

"A crime wave has hit town. The target is a highly sought-after brand of streetwear called Hybird X, clothing that costs a fortune and resells for unbelievable prices. Houses are burgled, kids mugged on the streets ... and finally a young man dies, all...

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Lost by James Patterson

Lost

James Patterson

Audio CD

"The city of Miami is Detective Tom Moon's back yard. He's always kept it local, attending University of Miami on a football scholarship, then becoming a good enough cop to earn a street name, 'Anti'. As the new leader of an FBI task force called 'Op...

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Maggie's going nowhere by Rose Hartley

Maggie's going nowhere

Rose Hartley

Audio CD

"Maggie Cotton's life is a hot mess. In one day, she's dumped by her boyfriend, disinherited by her mum, and kicked off the three-year degree course she'd stretched to a decade. And that was before she received the letter saying she owed the governme...

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Josephine's garden by Stephanie Parkyn

Josephine's garden

Stephanie Parkyn

Audio CD

France, 1794. In the aftermath of the bloody end to the French Revolution, Rose de Beauharnais stumbles from prison on the day she is to be guillotined. Within a decade, she'll transform into the scandalous socialite who marries Napoleon Bonaparte, b...

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A ration book childhood by Jean Fullerton

A ration book childhood

Jean Fullerton

Audio CD

"In the darkest days of the Blitz, family is more important than ever. With her family struggling amidst the nightly bombing raids in London's East End, Ida Brogan is doing her very best to keep their spirits up. The Blitz has hit the Brogans hard, a...

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Love is strong as death by Paul Kelly

Love is strong as death

Paul Kelly

Audio CD

Paul Kelly's songs are steeped in poetry. And now he has gathered from around the world the poems he loves - poems that have inspired and challenged him over the years, a number of which he has set to music. This wide-ranging and deeply moving anthol...

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A breath on dying embers by Denzil Meyrick

A breath on dying embers

Denzil Meyrick

Audio CD

"When the luxury cruiser, hastily renamed Great Britain, berths in Kinloch harbour, the pressure is on DCI Jim Daley. The UK Government are taking a high-powered group of businessmen and women on a tour of the British isles, golfing and seeing the sights,...

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The young lion by Blanche D'Alpuget

The young lion

Blanche D'Alpuget

Audio CD

"Queen Eleanor of France, said to be the most beautiful woman in Europe, has not been able to give birth to an heir. A strategic liaison with Geoffrey the Handsome, the virile and charming Duke of Normandy, could remedy that - or lead to her downfall...

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Code to zero by Ken Follett

Code to zero

Ken Follett

Audio CD

A man wakes up shaking with fear on the cold rest room floor in Union Station, Washington, D.C. He doesn't know how he got there, or even his own name. His ragged, dirty clothes imply that he's a bum, probably getting over a bender. But something see...

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The flourishing of Floralie Laurel by Fiadhnait Moser

The flourishing of Floralie Laurel

Fiadhnait Moser

Audio CD

Floralie Laurel, freshly expelled from Mrs. Coffrey's School for Young Girls, works as a flower seller in an English village with her guardian brother, Tom, miles and miles away from their real home in France. Tom and Floralie are drowning in debt, b...

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Boy swallows universe by Trent Dalton

Boy swallows universe

Trent Dalton

"Brisbane, 1985: A lost father, a mute brother, a junkie mum, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious crim for a babysitter. It's not as if Eli Bell's life isn't complicated enough already. He's just trying to follow his heart and understand...

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Andy Hamilton sort of remembers by Andy Hamilton

Andy Hamilton sort of remembers

Andy Hamilton

Audio CD

"Andy Hamilton is a familiar and much-loved voice on Radio 4. With this collection he presents a collection of observations and reminiscences about both his personal life and his 40 years working in comedy. Andy looks at childhood, politics, the human...

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Such sweet possession by Mary Cooper

Such sweet possession

Mary Cooper

Audio CD

"Meet Anne Lister, the 18th century landowner, industrialist, explorer, lesbian and feminist icon. This is her story. Anne was different from society's expectations of a woman at the time: she not only did not wish to marry, but she also did not want...

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Detective by Robert Barr

Detective

Robert Barr

Audio CD

"All four radio series of Robert Barr’s gripping London-based police drama. Originally broadcast as Detective: Stories of Crime and Detection in London, this BBC radio drama ran for four series between 1980 and 1985. Written by the award-winning creator...

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The Stuarts by Mike Walker

The Stuarts

Mike Walker

Audio CD

"Eleven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas telling the stories of Mary Queen of Scots and the Stuart royals. Under the Stuarts, Britain entered the modern world. But with great change came turmoil, and for 111 years, the Stuart monarchs faced dynastic stru...

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Blood, sex and money

Blood, sex and money

Audio CD

"First published between 1870 and 1893, Emile Zola's 20-book cycle chronicling four generations of the Rougon-Macquarts was a shocking expose of the decadence, degradation and moral decay of 19th-century France. It included some of his greatest novels,...

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D.H. Lawrence by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

D.H. Lawrence

D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

Audio CD

"Famous, or infamous, D.H. Lawrence's works are firmly situated in England's cannon of great authors. This BBC Radio 4 collection brings together dramatisations and readings of selected works, providing a rich overview of the concerns of his work; se...

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Gay Britannia by Graham Norton

Gay Britannia

Graham Norton

Audio CD

"A collection of interviews, documentaries and comedy that celebrates LGBTQ+ in Britain."--Container.

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Doctor Who. Scratchman by Tom Baker

Doctor Who. Scratchman

Tom Baker

Audio CD

"The Doctor, Harry and Sarah Jane Smith arrive at a remote Scottish island, when their holiday is cut short by the appearance of strange creatures - hideous scarecrows, who are preying on the local population. The islanders are living in fear, and the...

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Tez talks by Tez Ilyas

Tez talks

Tez Ilyas

Audio CD

"Breakthrough comedian Tez Ilyas presents a show for everyone interested in - or interested in becoming - a British Muslim. Everything you need to know is here - the do's, don'ts and avoid-or-you'll-be-arresteds. A hilarous, joyous celebration of...

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In praise of walking by S. M. (Shane M.) O'Mara

In praise of walking

S. M. (Shane M.) O'Mara

Audio CD

"Walking upright on two feet is a uniquely human skill. It defines us as a species. It enabled us to walk out of Africa and to spread as far as Alaska and Australia. It freed our hands and freed our minds. We put one foot in front of the other without...

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Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson

Frankissstein

Jeanette Winterson

Audio CD

"An audacious new novel about the bodies we live in and the bodies we desire In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love - against their better judgement - with Victor Stein, a celebrated professor leading the public de...

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The other mother by Jen Brister

The other mother

Jen Brister

Audio CD

"Meet Jen Brister, stand-up comedian, middle-aged adolescent and, more recently, a mum. But not that mum - she's the other one. Confused? Let's back up a bit. Two years ago, Jen's partner (a woman - they're not solicitors) gave birth to twin boys. Like...

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On Chapel Sands by Laura Cumming

On Chapel Sands

Laura Cumming

Audio CD

"In the autumn of 1929, a small child was kidnapped from a Lincolnshire beach. Five agonising days went by before she was found in a nearby village. The child remembered nothing of these events and nobody ever spoke of them. It was another 50 years before...

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The killing light by Myke Cole

The killing light

Myke Cole

Audio CD

"The thrilling conclusion to Myke Cole's 'Sacred Throne trilogy' Heloise and her allies are marching on the Imperial Capital. The villagers, the Kipti, and the Red Lords are united only in their loyalty to Heloise, though dissenting voices are many and...

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Mythos by Stephen Fry

Mythos

Stephen Fry

Audio CD

"The Greek myths are the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA...

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After the peace by Fay Weldon

After the peace

Fay Weldon

Audio CD

"How many parents does it take to make a baby? In the case of Rosalind Melrose Smithson it took four: one birth mother; one legal father; one interfering neighbour and one turkey baster filled with the defrosted essence of an anonymous donor. Or not ...

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Lady Bird & the Fox by Kim (Novelist) Kelly

Lady Bird & the Fox

Kim (Novelist) Kelly

Audio CD

No conviction, no reward. It's 1868 and the gold rush is spreading across the wild west of New South Wales, bringing with it a new breed of colonial rogue - bushrangers. A world far removed from hardworking farm girl, Annie Bird, and her sleepy village...

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