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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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The Dublin girls by Cathy Mansell

The Dublin girls

Cathy Mansell

Audio CD

Nell Flynn is training to be a nurse and planning to marry her boyfriend when her mother dies, leaving her younger sisters destitute. To save them from the workhouse, Nell returns to the family home, finding work at a biscuit factory. But then eight-...

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Morwennan House by Janet Tanner

Morwennan House

Janet Tanner

Audio CD

Charity Palfrey is an orphan, with no family of her own and no past. Accepting a job as governess at Morwennan House is a fresh start for her, but from the moment Charity arrives she knows there is something sinister about her appointment. Charity fi...

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The forgotten letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn

The forgotten letters of Esther Durrant

Kayte Nunn

Audio CD

1951: Esther Durrant, a young mother, is committed to an asylum by her husband. Run by a pioneering psychiatrist, the hospital is at first Esther's prison - but can captivity lead to freedom? 2018: When free-spirited marine scientist Rachel Parker is...

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The garden of forgotten wishes by Trisha Ashley

The garden of forgotten wishes

Trisha Ashley

Audio CD

Mourning lost years spent in a marriage that has finally come to an end, and Marnie needs a fresh start and time to heal. Things she hopes to find in the rural west Lancashire. Marnie takes a job as a gardener, which comes with a little cottage to make...

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Under a starry sky by Laura Kemp

Under a starry sky

Laura Kemp

Audio CD

Wanda lives in the middle of nowhere. On a farm on the edge of a hill, in a little village that's seen better days. She's always dreamed of escaping, of travelling the world, but life has got in the way. When her mother ends up in hospital and her sister...

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Sunny days and sea breezes by Carole Matthews

Sunny days and sea breezes

Carole Matthews

Audio CD

On a ferry bound for the Isle of Wight, Jodie Jackson is leaving her old London life behind, looking for some peace and quiet on her brother Bill's houseboat. But from the moment Jodie steps aboard her new home, it's clear she won't be left alone. If...

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The Garden House by Marcia Willett

The Garden House

Marcia Willett

Audio CD

After the death of her father, El moves into his home just outside Tavistock in Devon. Fresh out of university she questions what it is she really wants from life. Although her childhood friend, Will, is there to help her through her grief she soon r...

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The women who ran away by Sheila O'Flanagan

The women who ran away

Sheila O'Flanagan

Audio CD

Deira is setting out on the holiday she'd planned with her long-term partner Gavin...only she's on her own. Gavin will not be amused when he finds out she's 'borrowed' his car, but since their brutal break-up Deira's not been acting rationally. Maybe...

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A good man by Ani Katz

A good man

Ani Katz

Audio CD

"Thomas Martin is everything a man is supposed to be. He has a beautiful wife and a loving daughter, a good house on Long Island, a flourishing career at a prestigious Manhattan advertising firm. He's a good son and brother, taking it upon himself to...

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The motion of the body through space by Lionel Shriver

The motion of the body through space

Lionel Shriver

Audio CD

"Allergic to group activities of any kind, all her life Serenata has run, swum and cycled on her lonesome. But now that she's hit 60, all that physical activity has destroyed her knees. As she contemplates surgery with dread, her previously sedentary...

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Blessing in disguise by Danielle Steel

Blessing in disguise

Danielle Steel

Audio CD

"As a young intern at an art gallery in Paris, Isabelle McAvoy meets Putnam Armstrong, wealthy, gentle, older and secluded from the world. Her time at his Normandy chateau is the stuff of dreams, but when she learns she is pregnant, she knows that marriage...

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The telephone box library by Rachael Lucas

The telephone box library

Rachael Lucas

Audio CD

"Burnt out after ten years at the chalkface, Lucy’s taken a sabbatical from her job as a history teacher to focus on some research. She moves to a tiny Cotswolds cottage that comes with a reduced rent in exchange for keeping a daily eye on Bunty, an ...

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Royals by Emma Forrest

Royals

Emma Forrest

Audio CD

"July, 1981. London. Shy, working-class Steven finds solace in beauty. Eighteen years old, he dreams of being a fashion designer. He's also gay, maybe - he hasn't decided yet. There's a lot Steven isn't sure about, like whether he hates himself or thinks...

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Daisy by J. Paul Henderson

Daisy

J. Paul Henderson

Audio CD

"Written in his own words, and guided by a man who collects glasses in a local pub, this is the story of Herod 'Rod' Pinkney's search for Daisy Lamprich, a young woman he first sees on a decade-old episode of the Judge Judy Show, and who he now intends...

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A wedding in the olive garden by Leah Fleming

A wedding in the olive garden

Leah Fleming

Audio CD

"Sara Loveday flees home and crisis to the beautiful island of Santaniki. Here, amid olive groves and whitewashed stone villas, where dark cypress trees step down to a cobalt blue sea, Sara vows to change her life. Spotting a gap in the local tourist...

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Outbreak by T. Davis Bunn

Outbreak

T. Davis Bunn

Audio CD

"The waters off the West African coast are a menacing red, full of algae thick enough to stand on in places. In nearby villages, mysterious deaths start to occur--and the panic mounts. But before an alarm can be sounded, the sea currents shift, the a...

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The first man by Albert Camus

The first man

Albert Camus

Audio CD

"The unfinished manuscript of The First Man was discovered in the wreckage of a car in which Camus died in 1960. Although it was not published for over thirty years, it was an instant bestseller when it finally appeared in 1994. The 'first man' is Ja...

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The woman with wings by James MacManus

The woman with wings

James MacManus

Audio CD

"Alison Spedding is a loner; no real friends, no boyfriend and a job in which she goes unnoticed. At 32, her only passion is birdwatching. One afternoon, high on a Scottish mountain, earnestly waiting for the rarest of sights - a white tailed eagle r...

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Harold by Catherine Cookson

Harold

Catherine Cookson

Audio CD

"Catherine Cookson's well-loved novels Hamilton and Goodbye Hamilton told the story of Maisie, who invented an imaginary horse to keep her company through the long years of an unhappy marriage, and before she became a bestselling author. In this enga...

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My pear-shaped life by Carmel Harrington

My pear-shaped life

Carmel Harrington

Audio CD

"Meet Greta. She's funny. She's flawed. She's hiding so much behind her big smile she's forgotten who she is. But Greta is about to discover that the key to being happy is ... being yourself. Greta Gale has played the part of the funny fat one her entire...

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The move by Felicity Everett

The move

Felicity Everett

Audio CD

"Karen is driving through a strange landscape into a new life. Always a city girl, now she is on her way to an idyllic country cottage, refurbished for her with impeccable taste by her husband Nick. They're making a fresh start. But something is awry...

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Redhead by the side of the road by Anne Tyler

Redhead by the side of the road

Anne Tyler

Audio CD

Micah Mortimer is a creature of habit. A self-employed tech expert, superintendent of his Baltimore apartment building, cautious to a fault behind the steering wheel, he seems content leading a steady, circumscribed life. But one day his routines are...

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Chances are by Richard Russo

Chances are

Richard Russo

Audio CD

One beautiful September day, three 66-six-year-old men convene on Martha's Vineyard, friends ever since meeting in college in the 1960s. They couldn't have been more different then, or even today - Lincoln's a commercial real estate broker, Teddy a t...

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The summer deal by Jill Shalvis

The summer deal

Jill Shalvis

Audio CD

"Brynn heads back home for a fresh start and to lick her wounds. Kinsey, her long-time frenemy, has her own battles and secrets she's keeping from Brynn. Eli, Kinsey's best friend and Brynn's childhood crush, is funny and sexy and has a proposition for...

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Sisters and secrets by Jennifer Ryan

Sisters and secrets

Jennifer Ryan

Audio CD

"There's nothing more complicated than the relationship among family ... especially when the Silva Sisters are keeping secrets. As the Silva Sisters' secrets are revealed, each realizes that there is more to their family than meets the eyes ... and f...

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Stuck on you by Portia MacIntosh

Stuck on you

Portia MacIntosh

Audio CD

Sadie doesn't have time for finding love. She's too busy as PA for famous artist Damian Banks. When she's not arranging exhibitions, she's organising his dry cleaning or dumping his never ending stream of girlfriends. But when she strikes up an unusu...

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What if? by Shari Low

What if?

Shari Low

Audio CD

1999. Carly Cooper is 30, single, and after coming close to saying 'I Do' to six different men, she's wondering if she accidentally said 'goodbye' to Mr Right. But there is a problem. Her ex-boyfriends are scattered all over the world and Carly lives...

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Starry skies over the Chocolate Pot Cafe by Jessica Redland

Starry skies over the Chocolate Pot Cafe

Jessica Redland

Audio CD

Everyone is getting into the festive spirit on Castle Street - snow is falling, fairy lights are glistening and Christmas shopping is underway. But for Tara Porter, owner of thriving cafe, The Chocolate Pot, this is the most difficult time of the year....

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The country escape by Jane Lovering

The country escape

Jane Lovering

Audio CD

Leaving London and her ex-husband Luc behind, Katie and her 14-year-old daughter Poppy move into their very own, very ramshackle cottage near the village of Christmas Steepleton on the Dorset coast. Harvest Cottage has been unloved for many years, so...

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Christmas at Carly's Cupcakes by Jessica Redland

Christmas at Carly's Cupcakes

Jessica Redland

Audio CD

It's December on Castle Street; the fairy lights are twinkling, snow has settled and the festive season is in full swing. For Carly, the owner of Carly's Cupcakes, it's the busiest time of year getting everyone's Christmas treats ready on time. However...

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The Mersey girls by Sheila Riley

The Mersey girls

Sheila Riley

Audio CD

When Evie Kilgaren takes over the running of the back office at Skinner and Son's haulage yard, she has no idea she is walking into a hive of blackmail, secrets and lies. Her fellow co-worker and childhood nemesis, Susie Blackthorn, is outraged at be...

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A reunion at Mulberry Lane by Rosie Clarke

A reunion at Mulberry Lane

Rosie Clarke

Audio CD

1949. To pursue her daughter's destiny, Fay must train in London and Peggy is faced with a dilemma of moving the family back to London once more. Meanwhile, Peggy's elder daughter Janet has her own troubles. She fears her husband is having an affair and...

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A French affair by Jennifer Bohnet

A French affair

Jennifer Bohnet

Audio CD

Belinda Marshall's idyllic teenage life in Brittany, France, fell apart when her parents dramatically separated and her mother took her backto England.Fast forward thirty-five years when Belinda's world is once again turned upside down.It's the week ...

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The house party by Mary Grand

The house party

Mary Grand

Audio CD

At the intimate house-warming party for her glorious 'grand design', Kathleen confides in her best friend Beth that she is terrified of one of their close friends, but daren't reveal which one. The guests are a tight-knit group, but Kathleen is convinced...

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Finding love at Hedgehog Hollow by Jessica Redland

Finding love at Hedgehog Hollow

Jessica Redland

Audio CD

As Samantha Wishaw watches the love of her life marry another woman, she's ready to give up hope of finding her happy ever after. But when a chance encounter leads Sam to find friendship in Thomas - a lonely, grumpy elderly widower living at derelict...

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The village shop for lonely hearts by Alison Sherlock

The village shop for lonely hearts

Alison Sherlock

Audio CD

After losing her job in New York, Amber Green isn't looking forward to visiting her godmother in the sleepy village of Cranbridge. With its empty lanes and rundown shops, it's hardly a place to mend her lonely heart. But when Amber discovers that Cra...

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Heartbreak in the valleys by Francesca Capaldi

Heartbreak in the valleys

Francesca Capaldi

Audio CD

November 1915. For young housemaid, Anwen Rhys, life is hard in the Welsh mining village of Dorcalon. She cares for her ill mother and younger sister Sara, all while shielding them from her father's violent temper. Anwen comforts herself with her love...

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A madness of sunshine by Nalini Singh

A madness of sunshine

Nalini Singh

Audio CD

On the rugged West Coast of New Zealand, Golden Cove is more than just a town where people live. The adults are more than neighbors; the children, more than schoolmates. That is until one fateful summer - and several vanished bodies - shatter the trust...

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The Nancys by R.W.R. (Rob W. R.) author. McDonald

The Nancys

R.W.R. (Rob W. R.) author. McDonald

Audio CD

Eleven-year-old Tippy Chan lives in a small town in a quiet part of the world - where her Uncle Pike escaped from the first chance he got as a teenager. Now Pike is back with his new boyfriend Devon to look after Tippy while her mum's on a cruise. Tippy's...

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Dead and gone by Sherryl Clark

Dead and gone

Sherryl Clark

Audio CD

Judi Westerholme has been through it. Brave and strong-willed, she's just about coping in her new role as foster parent to her orphaned niece, taking a job at the local pub to help make ends meet. Then the pub's landlord and Judi's friend, army veteran...

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Two heartbeats by Rhonda Forrest

Two heartbeats

Rhonda Forrest

Audio CD

When Jess heads west for a fresh start in a small mining town, she soon learns that the dusty outback plains are a far cry from her former life in the city - but she finds herself loving the isolation and local people she lives with. All she has to do...

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Aunti Poldi and the handsome Antonio by Mario Giordano

Aunti Poldi and the handsome Antonio

Mario Giordano

Audio CD

Auntie Poldi's idyll is rudely disrupted by John Owenya, detective inspector with the Tanzanian Ministry of Home Affairs, who is also her estranged lying cheat of a husband. Not only is John's sudden reappearance putting a kink in Poldi's dreamy love...

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Keeper of secrets by Lynda Stacey

Keeper of secrets

Lynda Stacey

Audio CD

Soundings and Choc Lit present the audio edition of Keeper of Secrets. For as long as Cassie Hunt can remember her Aunt Aggie has spoken about the forgotten world that exists in the tunnels and catacombs of the Sand House. The story is what inspired Cassie...

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Nowhere to be found by Louisa De Lange

Nowhere to be found

Louisa De Lange

Audio CD

Lucy Barker has disappeared, and her distraught husband Scott says he has no idea where she is. But rumours abound about this seemingly perfect couple. Why is Scott behaving so strangely? And why was Lucy lying to him about where she went every Tuesday...

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The quickening by Rhiannon Ward

The quickening

Rhiannon Ward

Audio CD

England, 1925. Newly re-married to a war-traumatised husband and seven months pregnant, Louisa Drew is asked by her employer to travel to Clewer Hall in Sussex where she is to photograph the contents of the house for auction. She learns Clewer Hall was...

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The perfect gift by Emma Hannigan

The perfect gift

Emma Hannigan

Audio CD

Ever since she can remember, Roisin has received a birthday card in the post. Signed with love from the birth mother she has never met. Brought up by her adoptive parents, Keeley and Doug, Roisin has wanted for nothing. But on her 30th birthday a letter...

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City of fallen angels by Paul Buchanan

City of fallen angels

Paul Buchanan

Audio CD

Summer, 1962. A scorching heat wave is suffocating L.A. PI John Keegan is offered a small fortune to find a beautiful woman from a set of photographs. He refuses; the job seems suspicious. But the next day the same woman, Eve, turns up, unbidden, on ...

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The truth about my mother by Jemma Wallace

The truth about my mother

Jemma Wallace

Audio CD

When a near fatal fall sends 89-year-old Jeannette to live with her granddaughter Amy, she finds herself revisiting a past that's been hidden for too many years. Amy, however, has always been good at keeping secrets. When ex-partner Nick shows up, she's...

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Dr Finlay by A. J. (Archibald Joseph) Cronin

Dr Finlay

A. J. (Archibald Joseph) Cronin

Audio CD

"Ready with his black bag, Dr Finlay sets out to remedy all manner of ailments suffered by his patients in the Scottish Highland town of Levenford. In this complete BBC Radio collection, we meet the surprising Dr Finlay as he is welcomed to the practise...

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China dream by Jian Ma

China dream

Jian Ma

Audio CD

"In seven dream-like episodes, Ma Jian - the banned Chinese writer hailed as 'China's Solzhenitsyn' - charts the psychological disintegration of a government leader in provincial China who is haunted by nightmares of his violent past. A biting dystop...

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Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann

Ducks, Newburyport

Lucy Ellmann

Audio CD

"Latticing one cherry pie after another, an Ohio housewife tries to bridge the gaps between reality and the torrent of meaningless info that is the United States of America. She worries about her children, her dead parents, African elephants, the bed...

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Letters from the past by Erica James

Letters from the past

Erica James

Audio CD

"With its winding high street lined with a greengrocers, post office, pub and church, Melstead St Mary is the perfect English village. Neighbours look out for neighbours, and few things trouble the serene surface of the community. But when residents start...

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Mostly hero by Anna Burns

Mostly hero

Anna Burns

Audio CD

"Of course, of everybody of whom this particular hero was suspicious, he was most suspicious of femme fatale, of this woman he was in love with. Even before he discovered she had a spell on her he was distrustful of her. He didn't want to be, but that's...

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The weight of a piano by Chris Cander

The weight of a piano

Chris Cander

Audio CD

"In 1962, in the Soviet Union, eight-year-old Katya is bequeathed what will become the love of her life: a Blüthner piano. After marrying, she emigrates with her young family to America and her beloved piano is lost. In 2012, in Bakersfield, Californ...

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Afterlife by Julia Alvarez

Afterlife

Julia Alvarez

Audio CD

"For Antonia Vega, the immigrant writer at the center of Afterlife, the rug has been pulled out from under her. She has just retired from the college where she taught English when her husband suddenly dies. Fiercely intelligent, sharply droll, and di...

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The curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright

The curse of Misty Wayfair

Jaime Jo Wright

Audio CD

"Left at an orphanage as a child, Thea Reed vowed to find her mother someday. Now grown, her search takes her to turn-of-the-century Pleasant Valley, Wisconsin. When the clues she finds lead her to a mental asylum, Thea uses her experience as a postm...

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Amnesty by Aravind Adiga

Amnesty

Aravind Adiga

Audio CD

"Danny - formerly Dhananjaya Rajaratnam - is an illegal immigrant in Sydney, Australia, denied refugee status after he fled from Sri Lanka. Working as a cleaner, living out of a grocery storeroom, for three years he’s been trying to create a new identity...

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Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis

Lunar Park

Bret Easton Ellis

Audio CD

"He became a bestselling novelist while still in college, immediately famous and wealthy. He watched his insufferable father reduced to a bag of ashes in a safety-deposit box. He was lost in a haze of booze, drugs and vilification. Then he was given a...

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Friends and strangers by J. Courtney Sullivan

Friends and strangers

J. Courtney Sullivan

Audio CD

"Elisabeth, an accomplished journalist and new mother, is struggling to adjust to life in a small town after nearly twenty years in New York City. Alone in the house with her infant son all day (and awake with him much of the night), she feels uneasy,...

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Red dirt country by Fleur McDonald

Red dirt country

Fleur McDonald

Audio CD

"Recovering from an undercover case in outback Queensland, Dave Burrows finally returns to Perth, to join his pregnant wife, Melinda, and their small daughter, Bec. Things have been off-kilter between Mel and Dave for some time and nothing he says or...

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A week at the shore by Barbara Delinsky

A week at the shore

Barbara Delinsky

Audio CD

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The lost diary of Venice by Margaux DeRoux

The lost diary of Venice

Margaux DeRoux

Audio CD

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The transatlantic book club by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

The transatlantic book club

Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Audio CD

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So lucky by Dawn O'Porter

So lucky

Dawn O'Porter

Audio CD

"Beth shows that women really can have it all. Ruby lives life by her own rules. And then there's Lauren, living the dream ... Beth hasn't had sex in a year. Ruby feels like she's failing. Lauren's happiness is fake news. And it just takes one shocking...

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Girl, woman, other by Bernardine Evaristo

Girl, woman, other

Bernardine Evaristo

Audio CD

"Teeming with life and crackling with energy - a love song to modern Britain, to black womanhood. Follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and...

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Saving Missy by Beth Morrey

Saving Missy

Beth Morrey

Audio CD

"Missy Carmichael's life has become small. Grieving for a family she has lost or lost touch with, she's haunted by the echoes of her footsteps in her empty home; the sound of the radio in the dark; the tick-tick-tick of the watching clock. Spiky and ...

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The single mums move on by Janet Hoggarth

The single mums move on

Janet Hoggarth

Audio CD

"After her fiance left her, Ali and her daughter Grace enjoyed living in what became known as 'the Single Mums' Mansion'. However, with her best friends Amanda and Jacqui moving on, it's time for Ali and Grace to make their own way. Thankfully, a cha...

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Wicked by Jilly Cooper

Wicked

Jilly Cooper

Audio CD

"At Bagley Hall, a notoriously wild school crammed with the children of the famous, trouble is afoot. The ambitious and fatally attractive headmaster, Hengist Brett-Taylor, hatches a plan to share facilities with Larkminster Comprehensive - known locally,...

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The Captain and the Glory by Dave Eggers

The Captain and the Glory

Dave Eggers

Audio CD

"The grand ship Glory has been skilfully captained for years, but when its well-loved old skipper decides to step down, a new era begins. The new Captain is vulgar, bumbling and inexplicably confident. With no knowledge of nautical navigation or maritime...

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13 ways of looking at a fat girl by Mona Awad

13 ways of looking at a fat girl

Mona Awad

Audio CD

"Growing up in the suburban hell of Misery Saga (a.k.a. Mississauga), Lizzie has never liked the way she looks - even though her best friend Mel says she's the pretty one. She starts dating guys online, but she's afraid to send pictures, even when her...

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The wild card by Teresa Crane

The wild card

Teresa Crane

Audio CD

"An intensely gripping story of two extraordinary families from bestseller Teresa Crane. Perfect for fans of Emily Gunnis, Fiona Valpy and Santa Montefiore, The Wild Card is an unforgettable read. Siobhan Clough and her children are enjoying a holiday...

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When life gives you lemons by Fiona Gibson

When life gives you lemons

Fiona Gibson

Audio CD

"Between tending to the whims of her seven-year-old and the demands of her boss, Viv barely gets a moment to herself. It’s not quite the life she wanted, but she hasn’t run screaming for the hills yet. But then Viv’s husband Andy makes his mid-life crisis...

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One day in summer by Shari Low

One day in summer

Shari Low

Audio CD

After two decades of looking after others, this is the day that Agnetha McMaster is reclaiming her life. It's her turn, her time but will she have the courage to start again? Ten years ago, Mitchell McMaster divorced Agnetha and married her best frie...

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Ten birthdays by Kerry Wilkinson

Ten birthdays

Kerry Wilkinson

Audio CD

There are going to be so many things I wish I could've told you in person, Poppy. I won't get the chance to do that, so perhaps this is my only way ... It's Poppy Kinsey's birthday. She should be blowing out candles and opening presents, but hers falls...

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The cotton spinner by Libby Ashworth

The cotton spinner

Libby Ashworth

Audio CD

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Looking for Eliza by Leaf Arbuthnot

Looking for Eliza

Leaf Arbuthnot

Audio CD

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Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

Hamnet

Maggie O'Farrell

Audio CD

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The railway girls by Maisie Thomas

The railway girls

Maisie Thomas

Audio CD

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