Monthly Archives: November 2014

It Started with Paris by Cathy Kelly

It all started with Paris. At the top of the Eiffel Tower, a young man proposes to his girlfriend, cheered on by delighted tourists.  In that second, everything changes, not just for the happy couple, but for the family and … Continue reading

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The Secret Place by Tana French

  The photo shows a boy who was murdered a year ago. The caption says, ‘I KNOW WHO KILLED HIM’. Detective Stephen Moran hasn’t seen Holly Mackey since she was a nine-year-old witness to the events of Faithful Place. Now … Continue reading

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The Italian wife by Kate Furnivall

Italy, 1932 — Mussolini’s Italy is growing from strength to strength, but at what cost? One bright autumn morning, architect Isabella Berotti sits at a cafe in the vibrant centre of Bellina, when a woman she’s never met asks her … Continue reading

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A Fig at the Gate by Kate Llewellyn

‘A Fig at the Gate’ takes us with Kate Llewellyn, now in her seventies, as she embraces a new phase in her life, establishing and nourishing an entirely new garden in which she finds not only delight but a focus … Continue reading

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Us by David Nicholls

Douglas Peterson understands his wife’s need to ‘rediscover herself’ now that their son is leaving home. He just thought they’d be doing their rediscovering together. So when Connie announces that she will be leaving too, he resolves to make their … Continue reading

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The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson

Every love story has a dangerous twist. Tamia Brenett is horrified when her husband, Scott, is accused of something terrible – but when she discovers who his accuser is, everything goes into freefall. Backed into a corner and unsure what … Continue reading

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Travel Writing from Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart writes travel books about his family who relocated to Andalusia, a town in the mountains of Southern Spain. The first title in the series, ‘Driving over Lemons’, was massively popular, and his writing is very witty and humourous. The Last Days of … Continue reading

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