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General fiction new titles

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Want to try something new? Here's a good mix of the most recent general fiction titles in book, large print or audio CD. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Leave it to fate by Beth Corby

Leave it to fate

Beth Corby

Audio CD

Just as 29-year-old Ella loses her dream job after an unfortunate incident, her phone rings. Her aunt Gillian, who lives in a tiny mountain village, has had a fall and needs her help. Ella agrees to go, looking forward to a few quiet weeks to work out...

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The wreckage by Robin Morgan-Bentley

The wreckage

Robin Morgan-Bentley

Audio CD

Things will never be the same again... Ben is driving on the motorway, on his usual commute to the school where he works. A day like any other, except for Adam, who in a last despairing act jumps in front of Ben's car, and in killing himself, turns t...

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I give it a year by Helen Whitaker

I give it a year

Helen Whitaker

Audio CD

It's New Year's Eve, and Iris has just found out that her husband, Adam, is cheating on her. Furious, she kicks him out, and enlists her Dad to move in and help with the children whilst she tries to mend her broken heart. But her Dad soon starts to d...

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The dressmaker of Paris by G. (Georgia) author. Kaufmann

The dressmaker of Paris

G. (Georgia) author. Kaufmann

Audio CD

Rosa Kusstatscher has built a global fashion empire upon her ability to find the perfect outfit for any occasion. But tonight, as she prepares for the most important meeting of her life, her usual certainty eludes her. As she struggles to select her dress...

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Lullaby beach by Stella Duffy

Lullaby beach

Stella Duffy

Audio CD

When Lucy discovers the body of her great aunt Kitty, with a puzzling note and empty pill bottles by her bed, she can't believe that the formidable woman who held her family together is gone - or understand why she has taken her own life. Lucy is determined...

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Porthminster Hall by Janet Tanner

Porthminster Hall

Janet Tanner

Audio CD

Louise Polmar begs her former nanny to care for her baby then she flees. Ella grows up unaware that she is one of the Polmars of Porthminster Hall. Ella tries to uncover the truth about the fate of her mother, but there are dark secrets at Porthminster...

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Sister to sister by Olivia Hayfield

Sister to sister

Olivia Hayfield

Audio CD

Following the scandalous revelations about his love life, Harry Rose is searching for redemption. His daughters have taken over the helm at Rose Corp. But while Eliza's on study leave at Oxford, Maria embarks on a drive to rid the British media giant...

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And now you're back by Jill Mansell

And now you're back

Jill Mansell

Audio CD

One magical winter's night in Venice, Didi fell in love. But it ended - and he left without even saying goodbye. Now, thirteen years on, Shay Mason is back. Didi won't let the past unsettle her present: as manager of one of the most stunning hotels in...

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Going green by Nick Spalding

Going green

Nick Spalding

Audio CD

Meet Ellie Cooke. When it comes to all things environmental she's, well, a bit 'green'. It's not that she doesn't care about things like climate change and plastic pollution, it's just that life has always got in the way of that sort of thing. But when...

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Boy parts by Eliza Clark

Boy parts

Eliza Clark

Audio CD

Irina obsessively takes explicit photographs of the average-looking men she persuades to model for her, scouted from the streets of Newcastle. Placed on sabbatical from her dead-end bar job, she is offered an exhibition at a fashionable London galler...

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The royal correspondent by Alexandra Joel

The royal correspondent

Alexandra Joel

Audio CD

Success would depend on taking a dangerous risk. When Blaise Hill, a feisty young journalist from one of Sydney's toughest neighbourhoods, is dispatched to London at the dawn of the swinging 60s to report on Princess Margaret's controversial marriage...

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Fire by Deborah Challinor

Fire

Deborah Challinor

Audio CD

Set in an unnamed NZ city in 1953, Fire tells the story of four working class friends, all employed at Dawsons, one of the country's most glamorous and sophisticated department stores. The girls are Nancy, a salesgirl in the dress department, Kay who...

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The tour by Andrew Mackie

The tour

Andrew Mackie

Audio CD

'Ye'll be telling people about this trip for the rest of yer life. It's all ye'll be known for. Don't ruin it.' Nineteen-year-old identical twins Violet and Daisie Chettle can hardly believe their luck when they are recruited as maids to accompany the...

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The wrong family by Tarryn Fisher

The wrong family

Tarryn Fisher

Audio CD

"Have you ever been wrong about someone? Juno was wrong about Winnie Crouch. Before moving in with the Crouch family, Juno thought Winnie and her husband, Nigel, had the perfect marriage, the perfect son - the perfect life. Only now that she’s living...

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The forgotten daughter by Joanna Goodman

The forgotten daughter

Joanna Goodman

Audio CD

"1992: French-Canadian factions renew Quebec's fight to gain independence, and wild, beautiful Véronique Fortin, daughter of a radical separatist convicted of kidnapping and murdering a prominent politician in 1970, has embraced her father's cause. So...

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The funny thing about Norman Foreman by Julietta Henderson

The funny thing about Norman Foreman

Julietta Henderson

Audio CD

What do you get when you cross a painfully awkward boy, some lofty comedic ambition and a dead best friend? Answer: Norman Foreman. Norman and Jax are a legendary comedy duo in the making, with a five-year plan to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe by the...

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A frenzy of sparks  by Kristin Fields

A frenzy of sparks

Kristin Fields

Audio CD

They longed for change, but when it found them, all they wanted was to go back. It's 1965 and 13-year-old Gia, along with her older brother and cousins, are desperate to escape their sleepy, tree-lined neighbourhood where nothing ever happens. The only...

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One split second by Caroline Bond

One split second

Caroline Bond

Audio CD

By 2.30am the whereabouts of most of the kids was known. Most - but not all. Because, for a small handful of parents, there was no response to their frantic calls and messages. No wordless reunions and fierce hugs. These parents - the truly unlucky ones...

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That old country music by Kevin Barry

That old country music

Kevin Barry

Audio CD

From the award-winning author of Night Boat to Tangier comes stories of rural Ireland in the classic mode: full of love (and sex), melancholy and magic, bedecked in some of the most gorgeous prose being written today. Since his landmark debut collection,...

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Come again  by Robert Webb

Come again

Robert Webb

Audio CD

You can't fall in love for the first time twice. Kate's husband Luke - the man she loved from the moment she met him 28 years ago - died suddenly. Since then she has pushed away her friends, lost her job and everything is starting to fall apart. One day,...

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Cat step by Alison Irvine

Cat step

Alison Irvine

Audio CD

She only left her daughter in the car for a minute; just a quick minute whilst she ran into the shop. She barely thought twice about making the decision, but it soon began to consume her every thought. And not just her thoughts, but those of every ne...

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Breasts and eggs by Mieko Kawakami

Breasts and eggs

Mieko Kawakami

Audio CD

"Breasts and Eggs paints a portrait of contemporary womanhood in Japan and recounts the intimate journeys of three women as they confront oppressive mores and their own uncertainties on the road to finding peace and futures they can truly call their own....

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A promise of ankles by Alexander McCall Smith

A promise of ankles

Alexander McCall Smith

Audio CD

The winds of change are blowing through Scotland Street. Though Bertie is getting older, he can't resist an adventure to escape his domineering mother, and Bruce, ever the navel-gazer, will have to bring his best self to navigate the complexities of the...

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The magician of Lhasa by David Michie

The magician of Lhasa

David Michie

Audio CD

When novice monk Tenzin Dorje is told by his lama that the Red Army is invading Tibet, his country's darkest moment paradoxically gives him a sense of purpose like no other. He accepts a mission to carry two ancient, secret texts across the Himalayas...

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Daddy by Emma Cline

Daddy

Emma Cline

Audio CD

The stories in Emma Cline's stunning first collection consider the dark corners of human experience, exploring the fault lines of power between men and women, parents and children, past and present. A man travels to his son's school to deal with the fallout...

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The short, the long and the tall by Jeffrey Archer

The short, the long and the tall

Jeffrey Archer

Audio CD

International number one bestselling author Jeffrey Archer is a master of the short story form, creating classic tales beloved by his fans and hitting the top of the bestseller lists. This is a collection of his best-loved stories. Find out what happens...

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Victor Canning's Mr Finchley by Victor Canning

Victor Canning's Mr Finchley

Victor Canning

Audio CD

"Two BBC Radio 4 adaptations of Victor Canning's comic novels about the exploits of a shy solicitor's clerk, starring Richard Griffiths. Edgar Finchley is middle-aged, unassuming and not in the habit of taking holidays - but in these two delightful.....

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The f*ck-it list by John (Guitarist) Niven

The f*ck-it list

John (Guitarist) Niven

Audio CD

"Set in a near-future America, an America that has borne two terms of a Trump Presidency and is now in the first term of Donald's daughter as president, Frank Brill, a retired small-town newspaper editor, lives in a world where the populist policies Trump...

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Love after love by Ingrid Persaud

Love after love

Ingrid Persaud

Audio CD

"Meet the Ramdin-Chetan family: forged through loneliness, broken by secrets, saved by love. Irrepressible Betty Ramdin, her shy son Solo and their marvellous lodger, Mr Chetan, form an unconventional household, happy in their differences. Happy, that...

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The death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

The death of Vivek Oji

Akwaeke Emezi

Audio CD

"Vivek Oji: utterly captivating, complex, mercurial and profoundly connected to those who come to understand him. This novel unpicks Vivek's tale. It begins with his end, his body shrouded on his mother's doorstep, and moves backwards through time to...

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Homecoming by Luan Goldie

Homecoming

Luan Goldie

Audio CD

"For years Yvonne has tried to keep her demons buried and focus on moving forward. But her guilt is always with her and weighs heavily on her heart. Kiama has had to grow up without a mother, and while there is so much he remembers about her, there is...

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The family clause by Jonas Hassen Khemiri

The family clause

Jonas Hassen Khemiri

Audio CD

"A grandfather who lives abroad returns home to visit his adult children. The son is a failure. The daughter is having a baby with the wrong man. Only the grandfather, the proud patriarch, is perfect - at least, according to himself. Over the course of...

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Here and now by Santa Montefiore

Here and now

Santa Montefiore

Audio CD

"Marigold has spent her life taking care of those around her, juggling family life with the running of the local shop, and being an all-round leader in her quiet yet welcoming community. When she finds herself forgetting things, everyone quickly puts...

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The butterfly lampshade by Aimee Bender

The butterfly lampshade

Aimee Bender

Audio CD

"On the night her mother is taken to a mental hospital after a psychotic episode, eight year-old Francie is staying with her babysitter. Next to the couch on which she's sleeping, there is a lamp that catches her eye, its shade adorned with butterflies....

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The citadel by A. J. (Archibald Joseph) Cronin

The citadel

A. J. (Archibald Joseph) Cronin

Audio CD

"Based on A.J. Cronin's award-winning 1937 novel of the same name, which partly inspired Nye Bevan to create the NHS, this dramatisation centres on Andrew Manson, a newly trained GP in 1920s Wales. Young and idealistic, he is full of enthusiasm when he...

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Strange flowers by Donal Ryan

Strange flowers

Donal Ryan

Audio CD

"In 1973, 20-year-old Moll Gladney takes a morning bus from her rural home and disappears. Bewildered and distraught, Paddy and Kit must confront an unbearable prospect: that they will never see their daughter again. Five years later, Moll returns. What...

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Margaret Oliphant by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant

Margaret Oliphant

Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant

Audio CD

"Three BBC radio adaptations of famous novels by the prolific 19th-century author Mrs Oliphant - plus an episode of Reading Aloud, with extracts from her autobiography. Sometimes called 'the feminist Trollope', Margaret Oliphant wrote over 100 works of...

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The tenth gift by Jane Johnson

The tenth gift

Jane Johnson

Audio CD

"In an exclusive London restaurant, Julia Lovat is given a gift that will change her life. The antique book of Jacobean embroidery delights her, but when she looks more closely, she discovers within its faded pages the extraordinary diary of a young ...

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Resistance by Patricia Dixon

Resistance

Patricia Dixon

Audio CD

At the end of the Second World War, Dottie Tanner locked away the past, blocking out the heartache she experienced as a special operative working alongside the Resistance. Sixty years later, Dottie remains independent and proud of everything she has ...

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The heart of summer by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

The heart of summer

Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Audio CD

It's summer in Finfarran on the west coast of Ireland. Librarian Hanna Casey is looking forward to balmy evenings with her boyfriend Brian. With family drama and a painful divorce behind her, Hanna is making plans with Brian for the future. Then, Brian's...

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The silk house by Kayte Nunn

The silk house

Kayte Nunn

Audio CD

1700s - Rowan Caswell leaves her village to work at the home of an English silk merchant. Very soon, she finds herself thrust into a dangerous world, where her talent for herbs and healing starts to attract unwanted attention. Mary-Louise Stephenson dreams...

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There's only one Danny Garvey by David F. Ross

There's only one Danny Garvey

David F. Ross

Audio CD

Danny Garvey was a 16-year-old footballing prodigy. Professional clubs clamoured to sign him, and a glittering future beckoned. And yet, his early promise remained unfulfilled, and Danny is back home in the tiny village of Barshaw to manage the strug...

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Just like you by Nick Hornby

Just like you

Nick Hornby

Audio CD

Lucy married just the sort of man you might expect: a university graduate who runs his own business. Unfortunately, he turned out to have serious dependency issues. Joseph is shaking off the memory of his last date, a girl who ticked all the right boxes...

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Home stretch by Graham Norton

Home stretch

Graham Norton

Audio CD

It is 1987 and a small Irish community is preparing for a wedding. The day before the ceremony a group of young friends, including bride and groom, drive out to the beach. There is an accident. Connor is one of the survivors. But staying among the angry...

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The Brighton guest house girls by Lesley Eames

The Brighton guest house girls

Lesley Eames

Audio CD

Thea's loathsome stepbrother is trying to trick her out of her inheritance of her parents' beautiful house in the seaside town of Brighton by means of a will which Thea believes to be forged. Anna is pregnant and grieving, her explorer fiancelost at sea....

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An unusual boy by F. E. author. Higgins

An unusual boy

F. E. author. Higgins

Audio CD

Julia Curtis is a busy mother of three, with a husband often away for work, an ever-present mother-in-law, a career, and a house that needs doing up. Her fourteen-year-old daughter, Milla, has fallen in love for the first time, and her youngest, Ruby,...

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Flying the nest by Rachael Johns

Flying the nest

Rachael Johns

Audio CD

Is her family's happiness more important than her own? The first time Ashling Wood realises her marriage is on the rocks is when her husband, Adrian, suggests they try nest parenting. Heartbroken, Ash suddenly finds herself living a double life - one...

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The good sister by Sally Hepworth

The good sister

Sally Hepworth

Audio CD

Fern Castle works at her local library. She has dinner with her twin sister, Rose, three nights a week. And she avoids crowds, bright lights and loud noises as much as possible. Fern has a carefully structured life and disrupting her routine can be ....

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The mill on the Floss by George Eliot

The mill on the Floss

George Eliot

Audio CD

"Based on George Eliot's own rural upbringing and relationship with her estranged brother, The Mill on the Floss is a powerful, dynamic tale. Growing up at Dorlcote Mill, young Maggie yearns for approval and affection. While her father dotes on her, her...

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Come together by Joanna Rees

Come together

Joanna Rees

Audio CD

"Meet Jack: Jack Rossiter. I'm twenty-seven years old, single, and live with my best mate Matt. Matt and I started hanging out when we were eight. Life was simpler then. Our idea of fashion was polyester. I told him I wanted to be a spy and he asked me...

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Very nearly normal by Hannah Sunderland

Very nearly normal

Hannah Sunderland

Audio CD

"Matilda 'Effie' Heaton knows that life has been against her from the moment she was born. The fact that her initials spell out 'MEH' - the universal term for anything uninspired and unexceptional - just says it all. Effie has always felt like she's ...

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Petite mort by Beatrice Hitchman

Petite mort

Beatrice Hitchman

Audio CD

"A silent film, destroyed in a fire in 1914, before it was seen by its director. A lowly seamstress who believes her talent - and the secret she keeps - will soon get her a dressing room of her own. A beautiful house in Paris, with a curving staircase,...

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Hieroglyphics by Jill McCorkle

Hieroglyphics

Jill McCorkle

Audio CD

"Lil and Frank married young, having bonded over how they both lost a parent when they were children. Over time, their marriage grew and strengthened, with each still wishing for so much more understanding of the parents they'd lost prematurely. Now,...

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The night of the flood by Zoë Somerville

The night of the flood

Zoë Somerville

Audio CD

"Summer, 1952. Verity Frost, stranded on her family farm on the Norfolk coast, is caught between two worlds: the devotion of her childhood friend Arthur, just returned from National Service, and a strange new desire to escape it all. Arthur longs to ...

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Lost and found by Danielle Steel

Lost and found

Danielle Steel

Audio CD

"What might have been? This tantalising question propels a woman on a cross-country adventure to reunite with the men she had loved and let go. Madison Allen is a renowned, career-driven photographer. Sifting through old photos in her fashionable New...

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Scenes of a graphic nature by Caroline O'Donoghue

Scenes of a graphic nature

Caroline O'Donoghue

Audio CD

"Charlie Regan is going back to her roots. Her career as a filmmaker is on standby, she hasn't had a girlfriend in forever, her best friend is sickeningly successful and her dad is dying of cancer. So the invitation from Cork Film Festival comes like...

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Love your life by Sophie Kinsella

Love your life

Sophie Kinsella

Audio CD

"Ava is sick of online dating. She's always trusted her own instincts over an algorithm, anyway, and she wants a break from it all. So when she signs up to a semi-silent, anonymous writing retreat in glorious Italy, love is the last thing on her mind.Until...

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Heading over the hill by Judy Leigh

Heading over the hill

Judy Leigh

Audio CD

Billy and Dawnie may be in their seventies, but that won't stop them taking chances or starting again. Their grown-up children have families and lives of their own, so now it's Billy and Dawnie's turn, and a life near the sea in Devon beckons. But th...

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Mothers and daughters by Siân O'Gorman

Mothers and daughters

Siân O'Gorman

Audio CD

Tabitha Thomas gave up on a happy family life with Michael her absent, high-flying husband long ago. Instead, she pooled all her energies into their daughter, Rosie, and her career as headteacher at a local primary school. However, trouble is looming...

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The villa of dreams by Lucy Coleman

The villa of dreams

Lucy Coleman

Audio CD

Seren Maddison left behind a rainy Britain to follow her dreams and live and work in Lisbon. The vibrancy, the beautiful scenery and the sunshine, made her fall in love and she knew, instantly, that it would be her forever home. International artist ...

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The six tales of Christmas by Anne-Marie Ryan

The six tales of Christmas

Anne-Marie Ryan

Audio CD

It's almost Christmas and the snow is falling in the Cotswolds. Simon and Nora, the owners of the bookshop on the green, are gearing up for the festive season - but the shop is in trouble. Nora is delighted when a customer comes in and buys a book that's...

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The wedding promise by Emma Hannigan

The wedding promise

Emma Hannigan

Audio CD

Restoring a Spanish villa brings Shelly back to the place she and her husband once loved, fulfilling the promise he made that they would return. But as plans to transform the villa into a romantic wedding venue take shape, Shelly discovers her children...

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Troubles in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

Troubles in Paradise

Elin Hilderbrand

Audio CD

After uprooting her life, Irene Steele has settled at the villa on St. John where her husband Russ had been living a double life. But a visit from the FBI shakes her foundations. Irene and her sons try to get on with setting up their new lives while ...

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Home for Christmas by Florence McNicoll

Home for Christmas

Florence McNicoll

Audio CD

Kathy Simmonds is alone at Christmas this year, after her beloved husband John passed away a few months ago. She keeps her home spick and span, struggling with her grief for a family she has lost or lost touch with. But a chance phone call from Battersea...

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The miseducation of Evie Epworth by Matson Taylor

The miseducation of Evie Epworth

Matson Taylor

Audio CD

July 1962. The fastest milk bottle-delivery girl in East Yorkshire, 16-year-old Evie Epworth is tall as a tree and hot as the desert sand. She dreams of an independent life lived under the bright lights of London (or Leeds). The two posters of Adam Faith...

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If I could say goodbye by Emma Cooper

If I could say goodbye

Emma Cooper

Audio CD

Jennifer Jones' life began when her little sister, Kerry, was born. So when her sister dies in a tragic accident, nothing seems to make sense any more. Despite the support of her husband, Ed, and their wonderful children, Jen can't comprehend why she...

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Simmering season by Jenn J. author. McLeod

Simmering season

Jenn J. author. McLeod

Audio CD

Dan Ireland, a work-weary police crash investigator still hell-bent on punishing himself for his misspent youth, has ample justifications for not going home to Calingarry Crossing for the school reunion, but one very good reason why he should...Maggi...

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All my lies are true by Dorothy Koomson

All my lies are true

Dorothy Koomson

Audio CD

Verity is telling lies... And that's why she's about to be arrested for attempted murder. Serena has been lying for years?And that may have driven her daughter, Verity, to do something unthinkable. Poppy's lies have come back to haunt her? So will her...

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The winter garden by Heidi Swain

The winter garden

Heidi Swain

Audio CD

Freya Fuller is living her dream, working as a live-in gardener on a beautiful Suffolk estate. But when the owner dies, Freya finds herself forced out of her job and her home. With luck on her side, she's soon moving to Nightingale Square and helping...

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Christmas at the Island Hotel by Jenny Colgan

Christmas at the Island Hotel

Jenny Colgan

Audio CD

Flora Mackenzie is worried about her brother. Fintan hasn't got over the death of his partner, Coltan, and Flora thinks he needs a project. The Rock - the rambling, disused hotel on the tip of the island was Coltan's passion project before he died. W...

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I wish it could be Christmas every day by Milly Johnson

I wish it could be Christmas every day

Milly Johnson

Audio CD

It's nearly Christmas and it's snowing, hard. Six people have an unexpected stay in the tiny hamlet of Figgy Hollow. Stuck inside a beautiful old Inn, how long will it take before the joy of Christmas seeps into their souls and offers them all a new....

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Love by Roddy Doyle

Love

Roddy Doyle

Audio CD

One summer's evening, two men meet up in a Dublin restaurant. Old friends, now married and with grown-up children, their lives have taken seemingly similar paths. But Joe has a secret he has to tell Davy, and Davy, a grief he wants to keep from Joe. ...

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Marrying Simone by Anna Jacobs

Marrying Simone

Anna Jacobs

Audio CD

In Australia Simone has been widowed for four years and is ready to make a more interesting life. Her friends are driving her mad introducing her to eligible men; her busy daughters are just the opposite, wanting her available for babysitting. When she...

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The book of two ways by Jodi Picoult

The book of two ways

Jodi Picoult

Audio CD

Dawn thinks she knows everything there is to know about dying. As a death doula she helps her clients fix what is left undone so they can peacefully make the final transition. But when her plane plummets from the sky and she thinks she is experiencing...

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The Van Apfel girls are gone by Felicity McLean

The Van Apfel girls are gone

Felicity McLean

"'We lost all three girls that summer. Let them slip away like the words of some half-remembered song and when one came back, she wasn't the one we were trying to recall to begin with.' Tikka Molloy was eleven and one-sixth years old during the long hot...

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Something in the wine by Tricia Stringer

Something in the wine

Tricia Stringer

Reserved high school teacher Keely Mitchell is more than ready for her holiday on the west coast of Australia, so when a medical emergency turns over all her plans and an intervention by a kind stranger finds her recovering in a Margaret River vineyard,...

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Jacaranda by Mandy Magro

Jacaranda

Mandy Magro

Molly's life is almost perfect. She's the devoted mother of Rose, and a renowned horse trainer. She lives amid the beauty of Jacaranda Farm in the beautiful Far North Queensland countryside, surrounded by family and friends, none closer than hunky st...

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The zookeeper's war by Steven Conte

The zookeeper's war

Steven Conte

Audio CD

A story of passion and sacrifice in a city battered by war ... It is 1943 and each night in a bomb shelter beneath the Berlin Zoo an Australian woman, Vera, shelters with her German husband, Axel, the zoo's director. Together, they struggle to look after...

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The living sea of waking dreams by Richard Flanagan

The living sea of waking dreams

Richard Flanagan

Audio CD

In a world of perennial fire and growing extinctions, Anna's aged mother is dying - if her three children would just allow it. Condemned by their pity to living she increasingly escapes through her hospital window into visions of horror and delight. ...

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The family inheritance by Tricia Stringer

The family inheritance

Tricia Stringer

Audio CD

A toxic will plays havoc in the lives of three generations of women when they discover they have been living a lie. A keenly observed story of the danger of secrets, the legacy of betrayal and the power of family from a bestselling Australian author....

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The fogging by Luke Horton

The fogging

Luke Horton

Audio CD

Tom and Clara are two struggling academics in their mid-thirties, who decide to take their first holiday in ten years. On the flight over to Indonesia, Tom experiences a debilitating panic attack, which he keeps hidden from Clara. At the resort, they...

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The twelve dates of Christmas by Lisa Dickenson

The twelve dates of Christmas

Lisa Dickenson

Audio CD

At 30, Claudia's life is stale and the romance with long-term boyfriend, Seth, has disappeared. Determined to inject some festive spark back into their love life, Claudia and Seth go on their first date in a very long time. But when the night ends in...

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The sailor from Casablanca by Charline Malaval

The sailor from Casablanca

Charline Malaval

Audio CD

Eighteen-year-old sailor Guillaume has the world at his feet when he steps onto the shores of Casablanca in April 1940. But his dreams of travelling the world are cut short when he dies in a warship explosion in the harbour of Casablanca. Sixty-five ...

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The bookshop of second chances by Jackie Fraser

The bookshop of second chances

Jackie Fraser

Audio CD

Thea's having a bad month. Not only has she been made redundant, she's also discovered her husband of nearly 20 years is sleeping with one of her friends. Thea doesn't know what to do. When she learns the great-uncle she barely knew has died and left...

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Christmas for beginners by Carole Matthews

Christmas for beginners

Carole Matthews

Audio CD

Christmas is fast approaching at the new Hope Farm and Bev has convinced a reluctant Molly to organise an open day to raise some much-needed funds ahead of the New Year. Their nativity tableau has everything they need... ? Molly is looking forward to...

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How to belong by Sarah Franklin

How to belong

Sarah Franklin

Audio CD

Jo grew up in the Forest of Dean, but she was always the one destined to leave for a bigger future. When her parents retire from their butcher's shop, she returns to her beloved community to save the family legacy and herself. Tessa is a farrier, sho...

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There should be more dancing by Rosalie Ham

There should be more dancing

Rosalie Ham

Audio CD

Margery Blandon was always a principled woman who found guidance from the wisdom of desktop calendars. She lived quietly in Gold Street, Brunswick for sixty years until events drove her to the 43rd floor of the Tropic Hotel. As she waits for the crowds...

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The boyfriend by Laura Southgate

The boyfriend

Laura Southgate

Audio CD

At seventeen, here's what I know: a boyfriend falls desperately in love. It's an affliction. He tells you he loves you, how much it's hurting him. Then he kisses you passionately. It would be best if it finished there... Erica, seventeen, is in her last...

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A season in the snow by Isla Gordon

A season in the snow

Isla Gordon

Audio CD

Alice Bright loves her life. She has a job she adores, a devoted family, and friends she'd lay down her life for. So when tragedy strikes, bringing with it Bear - a rapidly-growing puppy in need of a home - it turns Alice's whole world upside down. S...

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The little cottage in Lantern Square by Helen J. author. Rolfe

The little cottage in Lantern Square

Helen J. author. Rolfe

Audio CD

Hannah went from high flyer in the city to business owner and has never looked back. In the cosy Cotswold village of Butterbury she runs Tied up with String, sending handmade gifts and care packages across the miles, as well as delivering them to people...

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For when I'm gone by Rebecca Ley

For when I'm gone

Rebecca Ley

Audio CD

Sylvia and Paul's marriage seems perfect: she is beautiful, spiky and clever, he is a devoted husband and father to their two young children, Megan and Jude. When Sylvia is diagnosed with terminal cancer at 38, she knows she must help Paul navigate family...

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