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  • Cover scan of The Legacy Of Elizabeth Pringle
    The Legacy Of Elizabeth Pringle
    Kirsty Wark - Paperback - Two Roads
    Seemingly on a whim, 95-year-old Elizabeth Pringle bequeaths Holmlea, her beloved house on Arran, to a woman she has never met. As a young woman comes take up Holmlea she slowly unlocks the mysteries and heartbreaking secrets of Elizabeth Pringle's true legacy, in a multi-generational story of love and belonging.
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    Serena
    Ron Rash - Paperback - Canongate
    George and Serena Pemberton arrive in the wilds of the North Carolina mountains to build a life together in a rural logging town. But Serena Pemberton is unlike any woman this town has ever seen: overseeing crews, hunting rattlesnakes and even saving her husband in the wilderness. So when Serena learns that she will never bear a child, she is determined that her intensely passionate marriage will not unravel. A course of events unfolds that will change the lives of everyone in their rural community and bring this riveting tale of love and revenge to its shocking reckoning.
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    The Home Corner
    Ruth Thomas - Paperback - Ulverscroft
    Edinburgh, 1991. Having flunked her exams, 18-year-old Luisa McKenzie finds herself back at school - this time working as a classroom assistant. Instead of leading a new 'sophisticated' life as a student in London, she spends her days trundling to and from her childhood home, sitting on the outside of the 'Home Corner' in a class full of five-year-olds. A chance encounter one afternoon with Stella, a former schoolfriend who has, herself, gone on to 'greater' things, wakes Luisa up to her disappointments. With a school trip and a magic show on the horizon, Luisa's hold on reality slowly begins to unravel.
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    The Constant Star
    Jessica Stirling - Hardback - Hodder & Stoughton
    Susan Cahill enjoys her job at the BBC until a bomb destroys the building and brings unwelcome responsibilities and an autocratic new boss, Walter Boscombe. He has no time for ambitious young women from Shadwell and seems determined to break Susan's spirit - and her heart. Breda Hooper, Susan's widowed sister-in-law, and her small son are rescued from the East End's shattered docklands by Danny, Susan's estranged husband. Settled in a shabby caravan in the Vale of Evesham, Breda soon finds herself entangled in village affairs in more ways than one, with only her quick wits, her new friends and the ever dependable Danny to keep her out of trouble.
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    Full Measure
    T. Jefferson Parker - Paperback - Sandstone Press
    Patrick Norris returns to rural California after serving with the Marine Corps in Afghanistan. Fire has ravaged his home farm and it has all become too much for his parents and brother to manage. The country has changed though, notably after the mass killings of children in schools across the United States, invariably by lone gunmen, and a great tension exists in the people. Is there really a case for an even wider ownership of guns? Patrick's brother, Ted, hasn't had it easy in life. Health conditions have slowed him down and set him apart. Ted worships Patrick, and Patrick knows he has to be an example, but settling down to the country life cannot be easy after Iraq. When a child is mown down by an unknown driver suspicion takes over Fallbrook. There will be deaths before it is all resolved, perhaps many and perhaps the death of innocents.
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    The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café
    Alexander McCall Smith - Paperback - Little, Brown and Company
    Even the arrival of her baby can't hold Mma Makutsi back from success in the workplace, and so no sooner than she becomes a full partner in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - in spite of Mma Ramotswe's belated claims that she is only 'an assistant full partner' - she also launches a new enterprise of her own: the Handsome Man's De Luxe Café. Grace is a lady with a business plan, but who could predict temperamental chefs, drunken waiters and more? Luckily, help is at hand, from the only person in Gaborone more gently determined than Mma Makutsi - Mma Ramotswe, of course.
  • Cover scan of The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café
    The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café
    Alexander McCall Smith - Hardback - Little, Brown
    Even the arrival of her baby can't hold Mma Makutsi back from success in the workplace, and so no sooner than she becomes a full partner in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - in spite of Mma Ramotswe's belated claims that she is only 'an assistant full partner' - she also launches a new enterprise of her own: the Handsome Man's De Luxe Café. Grace is a lady with a business plan, but who could predict temperamental chefs, drunken waiters and more? Luckily, help is at hand, from the only person in Gaborone more gently determined than Mma Makutsi - Mma Ramotswe, of course.
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    Manchester Metropolitan University Novella Competition Winner
    - Paperback - Sandstone Press
    Sandstone Press publishes the winner of the the first international novella competition, a form that has give many classic works.
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    The Bird That Did Not Sing
    Alex Gray - Paperback - Sphere
    The Commonwealth Games 2014 is coming to Glasgow and security is extra tight, particularly after a mysterious bomb explodes in a nearby rural Stirlingshire. As the opening ceremony for the Games draws ever closer, the police desperately seek the culprits. But Detective Superintendent Lorimer has other concerns on his mind. One is a beautiful red-haired woman from his past whose husband dies suddenly on his watch. Then there is the body of a young woman found dumped in the countryside just south of the city who is proving impossible to identify.
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    The Credit Draper
    J. David Simons - Paperback - Saraband
    'The Credit Draper', an original debut novel by J. David Simons, is more than just an immigrant's story about the search for identity in an alien land - it is also a book about whisky, football and waterproof clothing.

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