The bestselling novel from the master storyteller of the sea.
It was an age of Empire, an age of contrast, and an age of dramatic change - and one which would determine the destinies of nations as well as of men. Captain Philip Blackwood of the Royal Marines rejoins his ship, HMS Audacious, in the August of 1850, anxious to get back into action. Per Mare - Per Terram is the Marines' motto.
In the torturous heat of Africa, where they are sent to stamp out the remaining strongholds of slavery, and later, in the bitter war of the Crimea, Philip Blackwood and his men learn to obey it without question. The first novel in an enthralling and colourful saga, spanning 150 years in the history of a great seafaring family and the tradition in which they served, Badge of Glory is a stunning new departure for one of Britain's master storytellers.
Author Biography Douglas Reeman did convoy duty in the navy in the Atlantic, the Arctic, and the North Sea. He has written over thirty novels under his own name and more than twenty bestselling historical novels featuring Richard Bolitho under the pseudonym Alexander Kent.
Reviews One of our foremost writers of naval fiction' Sunday Times,Masterly storytelling.
Lord…libertine…lawbreaker.. Heiress Deborah Cleveland jilted an earl for Randolph Chadwicke. He promised he would come back for her. But then he disappeared… Seven years later Randolph, now Lord Buckland, bursts back into Deborah’s life! She’s unmarried and penniless, he’s as sinfully attractive as ever – but this time he isn’t offering marriage…Worst of all, he seems to be involved with the murderous local smugglers. Can Deborah resist the dark magnetism of the lawless lord? Regency Rogues Ripe for a scandal. Ready for a bride.
This is the vivid and openly critical examination of events surrounding the sinking of the "Herald of Free Enterprise" at Zeebrugge in March 1987. Assistant purser Stephen Homewood gives an eyewitness account of the tragedy, his survival and the manner in which he helped others to safety.
The minute emergency dispatcher Lexy Cabrera heard the desperate six-year-old's voice, she knew this was life or death. His dad was unconscious, the situation desperate. But together, Lexy and the little boy saved Drew Kimball. Soon, the sexy single dad was making a smooth recovery, his son Ian was a local hero...and Lexy's own healing process was about to begin.
Because Lexy had been on the other end of that 9-1-1 call once, and it had left her with guilt and scars to last a lifetime. Saving Drew and people like him was how she gave back to her community. Now Drew Kimball was about to return the favor--giving her back her life, teaching her how to love....
Pilot John Shaw is used to flying the hard way, in risky little aircraft and bad weather, but this trip should be different. All he was to do was to collect the new twin engined Tiger from San Francisco and fly it to England. The jovial Jimmy Pope asks a favour and the rasping Lennox demands another, and a nightmare begins for Shaw. He finds himself inexplicably the target of an elimination campaign, and forced to return to England with one of America's most wanted men as a passenger.
Kate Murray's father rejected her from birth. Knowing from the start that there could be no more children, and therefore no son and heir, he hated her. She grew up determined to find a life where people were proud of her. The author has also written "A Whisper to the Living".
Location: 50 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Population: 150--mostly men--but growing! Because the O'Halloran brothers, who run a bush-plane service called Midnight Sons, are heading a campaign to bring women to Hard Luck!
Matt Caldwell: Charles O'Halloran's brother-in-law. An easygoing charmer who's recently moved to Hard Luck, where he's begun to renovate the O'Hallorans' old lodge. He's also begun a strategy to win back his ex-wife...starting with a Valentine card.
Karen Caldwell: She's still in love with her ex-husband. Her reaction to him at his sister's wedding--and afterward--certainly proved THAT. It also left her pregnant.
Now Matt wants her to marry him again, to live with him in the lodge at Hard Luck. And not JUST because of the baby!
Honey Collingsworth adored her twin brother and loved working on his hydroplane crew. The racing "thunderboats" took her breath away. Unfortunately, so did tall, muscular driver Alex Checkhov--the hated competition.
Though Honey cherished stolen moments with Alex, he was her brother's sworn enemy. The two men vied for her loyalty and love, and their hatred was tearing her asunder. Somehow she would have to choose.
Her heart yearned for Alex. He claimed he wanted her. But did he want revenge on her brother more?
Author Faith Bonner has a secret. She's been living vicariously through the audacious heroine of her books, Zoe Wilder. Zoe is everything Faith isn't -- she's bold and brash, hot and sexy. But that's about to change. Because at a secluded mountain lodge where her publicist is hosting a Zoe Wilder theme party, Faith has a little accident...and suddenly believes she is Zoe. And no man -- including sexy lodge owner Lex Ellenberg -- stands a chance of resisting her....
And resist her is exactly what Lex is trying to do. He'd been dreading this theme weekend...until he sets eyes on gorgeous Faith. The connection between them is instantaneous, explosive...endless. But how can he build a relationship with someone who doesn't know who she is? Still, with the way Faith/Zoe is aggressively seducing him, he knows he won't be able to hold out for long. So what else can he do but give her a night she won't be able to forget...?
Sara Crewe, an exceptionally intelligent and imaginative student at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies, is devastated when her adored, indulgent father dies. Now penniless and banished to a room in the attic, Sara is demeaned, abused, and forced to work as a servant. How this resourceful girl's fortunes change again is at the center of "A Little Princess", one of the best-loved stories in all of children's literature.
"Crichton has an extraordinary capacity to seize upon, then make real and personal, the new and the complex, the intriguing and the frighening."THE NATIONIn this incisive, detailed survey of five patients, famous thriller author and doctor Michael Crichton explores the dramatic workings of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston's oldest and most prestigious.This readable account covers not only the history of the hospital's place in society, but also the actual minute-to-minute functions of Mass General, where health professionals wage their daily battle against disease and death. Crichton's insightful look at the changes in medicine and surgery caused by technological strides of recent years makes for amazing reading.
The Marrying MacAllister (Silhouette Special Edition No. 1579)(The Baby Bet: MacAllister Gifts series)
Caitlin Cunningham was about to make the most heart-wrenching decision of her life. Thanks to a bureaucratic mix-up at the Chinese orphanage, this fiercely independent single mom had to choose between two orphaned sisters. The situation seemed hopeless. Until another solution presented itself -- marrying fellow traveler Matt MacAllister!
The temporary marriage was supposed to solve her dilemma, but it left Caitlin more conflicted than ever. A man as driven by his work as Matt MacAllister could never be a family man. And yet his kisses and quiet strength told Caitlin that Matt was a man worth fighting for. Could she now make Matt see that he'd never find fulfillment...without her by his side?
Mixing business with pleasure has never been more fun! When a drop dead gorgeous mystery man comes to PR exec Phoebe Jackson's rescue at a party she's hosting, she can't help but be tempted by the sparks of desire igniting between them...and soon both their attraction and the party go up in flames... But her rescuer is Alex Gilbert and he has her career in his hands! Now Alex has a daring proposition for her: she must prove her worth by staging a prestigious charity event on an island paradise or she'll be fired! It would normally be a walk in the park for Phoebe but with the oh so sexy Alex by her side 24/7 can she keep her mind on the job....?
Rachel sparhawk Lindsey came from a long line of survivors.
She would not fail her heritage. But the snows were deep and the nights lonely --- until Jamie Ryder arrived, bringing strength and joy into the hidden places of her heart.
The warmth of hearth and home had long been denied Jamie Ryder. Now Rachel Lindsey offered him refuge from the storms without --- and the war within. But he knew this dream of love and family could not withstand the nightmare of his past.
" Boule de Suif, le conte de mon disciple dont j'ai lu ce matin les épreuves, est un chef-d'œuvre, je maintiens le mot, un chef-d'œuvre de composition, de comique d'observation. " Paul Morand n'est pas moins enthousiaste que Flaubert : " une grande nouveauté, une parfaite réussite ", souligne-t-il, tout en comparant la nouvelle à l'Olympia de Manet. Issue, seule de son espèce, d'une sorte de concours littéraire lancé lors d'une des soirées de Médan, Boule de Suif fait figure non de manifeste, mais d'accomplissement. Le bonheur d'un titre, la virtuosité d'un conteur qui joue sur tous les registres - y compris le comique - servis par une plume souple et ferme à la fois, employée à peindre la cupidité aussi bien que l'amour, les préjugés ou le bonheur n'y sont pas étrangers. Mais quelle recette mystérieuse et efficace est ici à l'œuvre ? Qui oubliera, héroïne déchue de La parure, cette Mathilde Loisel dont la sensualité brûle le papier ? Maupassant à son meilleur saisit " dans leurs côtés cruels les réalités de la vie ", non sans dégager de cet amalgame soigneux de bourgeois avides et d'humiliés perdus une poésie âcre et forte.
Broken vows don't necessarily mean a broken marriage...Angie de Calvhos meant every word of the vows she shared with husband Roque at the altar. Pity he didn't return her sincerity...Expecting happy-ever-after, instead Angie found herself going through a mortifyingly public separation! Now, divorce papers in hand, Angie has finally built up the courage to put an end to her time as a de Calvhos wife once and for all. But she's forgotten the magnetic pull that devilish Roque possesses. And that broken vows don't necessarily mean a broken marriage...
One of Willard Price's adventure stories featuring Hal and Roger Hunt. The boys are in India to investigate rare, beautiful and dangerous creatures for their zoologist father. As well as facing tigers, cobras, bears and elephants, they take on an idle sponger who thinks animals are for shooting.
In this new edition of the book, Chapman Pincher has added much fascinating new material that has come to light as a result of his revelations. He now names several important figures who had perforce to remain unidentified in the first edition. Chapman Pincher has secured the most authentic, first-hand accounts of the workings of espionage and counter-espionage ever published.
That monstrous villain Gary Soneji is back in Cat & Mouse, the fourth book in James Patterson's series about Alex Cross, a police forensic psychologist, but he's not alone. In seeming support of the premise that you can never have too much of a bad thing, Patterson has thrown a second serial killer into the mix: Mr. Smith, a mysterious killer terrorizing Europe while Soneji practices his own brand of evil along the Eastern Seaboard. With two killers to track, Cross has his hands full--and Patterson has another hit.
'I wondered if I was dying. I wasn't afraid to die, but such was the pain in my gut, I wished it would happen soon.' The night before the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket sees the great and the good of the horse-racing community gathered for a black-tie gala dinner at the Hay Net - the racing town's favourite Michelin-starred restaurant - founded by Max Moreton, something of a local celebrity. Spending the night retching in the throes of agony is the last thing Max expected of the evening. But much worse is to come'Shis food is suspected of putting twenty-four dinner guests in hospital. Within hours, Max's restaurant is forcibly closed, his reputation teeters on the brink of ruin, and a court case looms. But the day is far from over, for soon Max Moreton finds himself desperately fighting for more than just his livelihood'S
'John Grisham step aside. Stephen King eat your heart out. Nora Roberts' passion filled novels generate the book world's steamiest sale. If you don't know who Nora Roberts is, then you haven't been paying attention' More
Exiled author, Craig Mellow returns to Zimbabwe when he is given a spying mission for the World Bank. Accompanied by photographer, Sally-Anne Jay, he stumbles upon an ivory-poaching operation which masks the treacherous plot to sell the country he once fought for into slavery.
Translated into more than twenty languages, The Prophet, a treasury of counsel on human life, has given uplift and balm to millions around the world. Author Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931), Lebanese poet, philosopher and artist, accompanies the work with his visionary drawings. Gibran's Prophet speaks, among many things, of eating and drinking, work and play, possessions, crime, and love and death - haunting words of wisdom in a masterpiece likely to be with us always.
A young girl is killed in the crossfire after a routine arrest goes terribly wrong, and Lt. Lindsay Boxer has to defend herself against a charge of police brutality. In a landmark trial that transfixes the nation, Lindsay fights to save her career and her sanity.
While awaiting trial, Lindsay escapes to the tranquility of the beautiful town of Half Moon Bay. But the peaceful community there is reeling from a string of unspeakable murders. Working with her friends in the Women's Murder Club, Lindsay finds a link between these killings and a case she worked on years before - an unsolved murder that has haunted her ever since. As summer comes into full swing, Lindsay battles for her life on two fronts: before a judge and jury as her trial comes to a climax and facing unknown adversaries who will do anything to keep her from the truth about the killings. It all comes to a head before the big annual 4th of July celebration on the waterfront at Half Moon Bay.
When an old murder is unearthed by the police, a young woman suspects her new husband is hiding something. This is the new thriller from the author of "Two Little Girls In Blue", which has sold 150,000 copies so far. The Queen of Suspense, Higgins Clark currently outsells Martina Cole, Ian Rankin, Mark Billingham, Val McDermid, Michael Connelly and Jeffrey Deaver.
Two murders, over 100 years apart . . . Following the acrimonious breakup of her marriage and the searing experience of being pursued by an obsessed stalker, criminal defense attorney Emily Graham accepts an offer to leave Albany and work in a major law firm in Manhattan. Feeling a need for roots, she buys her ancestral home, a restored Victorian house in the historic New Jersey seaside resort town of Spring Lake. Her family had sold the house in 1892, after one of Emily's forebears, Madeline Shapley, then still a young girl, disappeared. Now, more than a century later, as the house is being renovated and the backyard excavated for a pool, the skeleton of a young woman is found. She is identified as Martha Lawrence, who had disappeared from Spring Lake over four years ago. Within her skeletal hand is the finger bone of another woman with a ring still on it - a Shapley family heirloom. In seeking to find the link between her family's past and the recent murder, Emily becomes a threat to a devious and seductive killer. A killer who has chosen her as his next victim . . .
Regina Clausen is forty-three, successful in her career but insecure and unfulfilled in her personal life. Travelling alone on the luxury liner Gabrielle, she disembarks in Hong Kong saying she will rejoin the ship when it docks in Japan. She is never seen again. Three years later, an anonymous caller to psychologist Susan Chandler's radio show tells of a strange encounter with a man on a cruise ship, and his sinister gift of a ring engraved: 'You Belong To Me'. Susan thinks little of it at the time. But when Regina's mother appears at her office with a ring bearing the same inscription, found amongst her daughter's belongings, Susan begins to suspect that they are on the trail of something menacing and dangerous. As she looks deeper, Susan finds herself confronted with the horrifying possibility that she may know the killer, and that she may even be his next victim ...
It's the third death on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day that really troubles super-sleuth Sid Halley. Former champion jockey Halley knows the perils of racing all too well ' but in his day, jockeys didn't usually reach the finishing line with three .38 rounds in the chest. But this is precisely how he finds jockey Huw Walker ' who, only a few hours earlier, had won the coveted Triumph Hurdle. Just moments before the gruesome discovery, Halley had been called upon by Lord Enstone to make discreet enquiries into why his horses appeared to be on a permanent losing streak. Are races being fixed? Are bookies taking a cut? And if so, are trainers and jockeys playing a dangerous game with stakes far higher than they realise? Halley's quest for answers draws him ever deeper into the darker side of the race game, in a life-or-death power play that will push him to his very limits ' both professionally and personally.
Danielle Steel takes us beyond the dazzle of Hollywood in her compelling new novel – the story of one woman's intoxicating journey from suburban mom to award-winning screenwriter...
and all the joy, heartbreak, and impossible choices along the way.
As she checked into the lush Beverly Hills Hotel, Tanya Harris dreaded being away from her husband, Peter, and three teenaged children. Dressed as pure Marin County mom among supermodels and movie stars, Tanya was here to do a major screenplay after years of writing stories and articles on the side, always putting her family first. And when Tanya steps into her temporary home, she is amazed at what she finds: lilies, orchids and roses. A pink marble tub. Her favorite chocolates, a cashmere robe, and slippers that fit perfectly. Things are going to be different in Bungalow 2.
From her first day on the set, Tanya is thrust into an intoxicating new world, where friendships and romances come and go . . . and where she feels reborn, energized by the creativity and genius swirling around her. Suddenly she's working alongside A-list actors and a Hollywood legend: Oscar-winning producer Douglas Wayne, a man who always gets what he wants – and seems to have his sights set on her. Flying back to Marin County between shoots, struggling to reconnect with a family that seems to need her less and less, Tanya watches helplessly as her old life is pulled out from under her in the most crushing of ways.
As her two lives collide, as one Award-winning film leads to another, Tanya begins to wonder if she can be a wife, a mother and a writer at the same time. And just as she confronts the toughest choice she has faced, she is offered another dazzling opportunity – one that could recast her story in the most amazing of ways, complete with an ending she never could have written herself.
In Bungalow 2, Danielle Steel takes us into a world few ever see – a world of fame and fortune, celebrity and genius – daring to show us the real lives, real dreams, and real struggles hidden beneath the flash and glitter of Hollywood.
Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 560 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Sisters, H.R.H., The House, Toxic Bachelors, Miracle, Impossible, Echoes, Second Chance, Ransom and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death. Visit the Danielle Steelwebsite at www.daniellesteel.com.
Danielle Steel’s moving personal story of the son she lost to manic depression.
This is the story of an extraordinary boy with a brilliant mind, a heart of gold and a tortured soul.’
From the day he was born, Nick Traina was his mother’s joy. By nineteen, he was dead. This is Danielle Steel’s powerful story of the son she lost and the lessons she learned during his courageous battle against darkness. Sharing tender, painful memories, Steel brings us a haunting duet between and singular young man and the mother who loved him - and a harrowing portrait of a masked killer called manic depression.
Nick rocketed through life like a shooting star. He spoke in full sentences at the age of one. He was a brilliant, charming child who never slept. His gift for writing was extraordinary, his musical talent promised a golden future. But by the time he entered junior high, he was hurtling towards disaster. His mother tried desperately to get him the help he needed - the opening salvos for what would become a ferocious battle for his life.
At once a loving legacy and an unsparing depiction of a devastating illness, Danielle Steel’s tribute to her lost son is a gift of life, hope, healing and understanding to us all. ‘I want to share the story, and the pain, the courage, the love, and what I learned in living through it...My hope is that someone will be able to use what we learned, and save a life with it’
Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 530 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Second Chance, Ransom, Safe Harbour, Johnny Angel, Dating Game, Answered Prayers, Sunset in St. Tropez, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death. Visit the Danielle Steel Web Site at www.daniellesteel.com.
Lance Kilkenny has a debt to pay, and he isn’t about to let the friend who saved his life go down in a range war. But when Kilkenny tries to stop the fighting, he finds there’s more at stake than land or wire. Whoever is stirring up trouble has big ideas for the Live Oak country—and an army of hired guns to back them up. Nita Riordan, the beautiful and fiery owner of the Apple Canyon Saloon, warns Lance that the mysterious man orchestrating the conflict wants him dead. Lance realizes that if he doesn’t watch his step, he’ll pay the debt he owes with his own blood.
Every year Trinity School runs a chocolate sale. Each boy volunteers to sell a quota of boxes in a fund-raising effort that is also a display of 'school spirit'. But this year it's different, because new kid Jerry Renault has refused to take part. This small act of defiance starts a chain reaction exposing the corruption running throughout the school. There is only one solution: Jerry must be destroyed.
Kidnap. Violence. Explosions. Murder. No ordinary weekend. But then, James Bond is no ordinary boy . . . In a North London cemetery a professor is kidnapped at gunpoint. A suspicious letter crammed with cryptic clues arrives at Eton. To decipher the deadly mystery, James Bond must take a series of dangerous gambles. Once the code is cracked, he has just forty-eight hours to save the professor from the dark forces that threaten to destroy them both. And, if the professor can't escape, it's not only his future under threat. It's the rest of the world's . . .
Ryan Piasecki: A man's man. A woman's fantasy. The kind of guy who got the job done, no matter what the obstacles...or how beautiful they were. Natalie Fletcher: Cool, calm, collected. Until someone started making trouble for her business...and he showed up.Arson investigator Ryan Piasecki came from the street, and he wasn't exactly the type to make nice with an upper-crust business executive like Natalie Fletcher. His business was fires - and his instincts told him the one at Fletcher Industries was no accident. They told him something else, too - that the sparks flying between him and this very classy lady had all the makings of a five-alarm blaze..
A teenage boy is found mutilated and murdered in an apartment building. Forensic scientist Rhona Macleod is called to the scene, but her grim task is made even more unsettling by the boy?s remarkable resemblance to her?and the fact that she gave up a baby boy for adoption 17 years before. Racked with guilt, she sets out to find the boy?s killer and determine whether he is her long-lost son. In doing so, she immerses herself in the sinister world of an internet pedophile ring. Some very powerful men have a lot to lose if she succeeds, and everything to gain if she dies.
THE IT GIRL is the first in a sassy, sophisticated, completely addictive new series. Jenny has left her Manhattan school to attend Waverly Academy, an elite boarding school where glamorous rich kids don't let the rules get in the way of an excellent time. Jenny sets off to Waverly with big plans of reinventing herself. She'll be a goddess -" she's a sophisticated city girl, after all! -" and will find a boy who can properly worship her. But that's going to be a little tricky since her self-absorbed new roommates, Callie Vernon and Brett Messerschmidt, aren't exactly there to help -" unless there's something in it for them. But if getting caught with boys and going up against the Disciplinary Committee is what it takes, Jenny's ready -" she'll do all that and more to become The It Girl.
Doyle at his best- his portrait of turn-of-the-century Dublin's dark side is masterful. There is a Dickensian richness to language and character' The Times
Born in the Dublin slums of 1901, his father a one-legged whorehouse bouncer and settler of scores, Henry Smart has to grow up fast. By the time he can walk he's out robbing and begging, often cold and always hungry, but a prince of the streets. By Easter Monday, 1916, he's fourteen years old and already six-foot-two, a soldier in the Irish Citizen Army. A year later he's ready to die for Ireland again, a rebel, a Fenian and a killer. With his father's wooden leg as his weapon, Henry becomes a Republican legend - one of Michael Collins' boys, a cop killer, an assassin on a stolen bike.
Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. He is the author of five previous novels, The Commitments, The Snapper, The Van, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha and The Woman Who Walked into Doors. He won the Booker Prize in 1993 for Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha.
The sixth international bestseller from expert forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs
It's one of the hottest summers on record and forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan is looking forward to a long-overdue vacation. But it's not to be...
First, the bones of a newborn baby are found in a wood stover; the mother, hardly more than a child herself, has disappeared.
Next, a Cessna flies into a rock face. The bodies of the pilot and passenger are burned beyond recognition, and covered in an unknown substance.
And then a cache of bones is found in a remote corner of the county. But what happened there, and who will be the next victim? The answers lie hidden depp within the bones - if only Tempe can decipher them in time...
Kathy Reichs is forensic anthropologist for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina, and for the Laboratorie de Sciences Judiciaires et de Medecine Legale for the province of Quebec. She is one of only fifty-six forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Antrhopology, and served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. A professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dr Reichs is a native of Chicago, hwere she received her Ph.D at Northwestern. She divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal, and is a frequent expert witness in criminal trials.
John Wells returns in the second explosive thriller from the No 1 InternationalBestselling Author of The Faithful Spy.
BELOW THE RADAR, OFF THE GRID, AND BEHIND ENEMY LINES:
CIA AGENT JOHN WELLS PLAYS A DEADLY GAME OF RISK…
As a covert CIA special operative, John Wells knows the odds are always stacked against him. For every atrocity foiled, another deadly catastrophe awaits. So when it emerges that four of the world’s most dangerous states are plotting together to unleash the ultimate nuclear threat, Wells realises that his odds on stopping them ranges from zero… to none. But that’s never stopped him before. And it isn’t going to stop him now…
Alex Berenson graduated from Yale University in 1994, with degrees in history and economics. After working at The Denver Post he joined The New York Times in 1999. In 2003 he spent three months reporting on the occupation in Iraq. He lives in New York City. The first John Wells novel,The Faithful Spy, won the 2007 Edgar Award for Best First Novel By An American Author and was shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger.
A genuine talent... the action scenes are strong,Heart-pumping adventure,A smart, economically written spy novel,Pulse-pounding... The author's plausible scenario distinguishes this from most spy thrillers,Terrific and relentless suspense and action,A fast-paced story of international intrigue and espionage … John Wells is a fine character who will likely propel Berenson’s thrillers to success for some time to come,Berenson, winner of the 2007 Edgar Award for his first novel, The Faithful Spy, proves his debut was no fluke with this stellar sequel… The authenticity Berenson brings to his ripped-from-the-headlines stories makes them seem as vividly real and scary as nonfiction or the nightly news
Author Biography Biography for Jill Morrell
Jill Morrell was born and brought up in Yorkshire. She, too, graduated from the University of Hull and subsequently worked at UPITN. She lives in London.
Biography for John McCarthy Reviews Compelling and moving…A beautiful story','An astonishing achievement: while often wildly funny, it is also humbling, draining, exhausting and ultimately exhilarating to read','A riveting, penetrating tale of adventure','Enthralling…You do not want to put it down'
She was twenty-three when her husband died, leaving her with three small daughters and nothing else. The day came when she was so hungry, so tired and worried, that she was reduced to going to Akersfield market and asking Dick Fletcher for help - Dick who had loved her years ago, who was now running his own successful market garden - and who was engaged to someone else. It was Dick who took her back home to her village in the dales, gave her a job, helped her to gain her self-respect again. But the time came when she knew she must stand on her own - make a life for herself and her daughters without him, and use all her courage and determination to become successful. It was to take many years, and all the tragedy of the 1914 war before Eleanor was able to repay Dick Fletcher for the great debt she owed him.
Author Biography Elvi Rhodes was born and educated in Yorkshire, and now lives on the Sussex coast. She is the author of many bestselling novels including Opal, Doctor Rose, Ruth Appleby, Madeleine, The House of Bonneau, Cara's Land, The Rainbow Through the Rain, The Bright One, The Mountain, Portrait of Chloe, Spring Music, Midsummer Meeting, The Birthday Party, Mulberry Lane, A Blessing In Disguise and The Apple Tree. A collection of stories, Summer Promise and Other Stories, is also published by Corgi Books.
A powerful love story set against the background of the building of the Yorkshire railways.
Jack Tempest spent the first twelve years of his life on the canals. Then, when his grandfather died, everything changed. His mam and he moved to Skipton, Mam worked in the mills, and they lived as best they could. It was there that she bought the picture of the mountain, and when she died it was one of the few things he took with him.
But the mountain was more than just a picture. It was a real place - Whernside - set amidst the rugged hill country of Yorkshire, and it was to Whernside that Jake was drawn, especially when he found they needed men to work on the new railway lines, cutting valleys, building viaducts, and carving a tunnel right through the great mountain itself.
As he settled into the new harsh life amongst the rough shanty villages of the railway workers, one woman lit his very existence - Beth Seymour. Beth was strong, brave, compassionate - and she was also married. Once she and Will had loved one another, but life for the rail builders was savage and coarse and Will Seymour was rapidly becoming brutalized by the manner in which he lived. Beneath the shadow of the mountain, in all its seasons, the passionate story of Beth, Will and Jake was played out to a dramatic climax.
Author Biography Elvi Rhodes was born and educated in Yorkshire, and now lives on the Sussex coast. She is the author of many bestselling novels including Opal, Doctor Rose, Ruth Appleby, The Golden Girls, Madeleine, The House of Bonneau, Cara's Land, The Rainbow Through the Rain, The Bright One, Portrait of Chloe, Spring Music, Midsummer Meeting, The Birthday Party, Mulberry Lane, A Blessing In Disguise and The Apple Tree. A collection of stories, Summer Promise and Other Stories, is also published by Corgi Books.
A powerful and emotional short novel from Britain’s best-loved novelist.
For seventeen-year-old Brid Stevens, the day began with such promise. At four o’clock on a summer morning, her alarm clock roused her from a dream-filled sleep, for she had an appointment to keep with Joe Lloyd, whom she had met at the weekly dance, on the cliff-top at Stockwell Hill overlooking the sea. Joe was not the usual sort to frequent the dance-hall, she thought, and he had made the prospect of their watching the sun come up more exciting than anything she could previously recall. And so it proved to be. But upon her return home, where she lived with her parents and her brother, all hell was let loose. Harry Palmer was also there, fresh from telling his tale of the lovers’ tryst he said he had witnessed. Brid and Joe, he claimed, had spent the night together, there on the cliff-top.
In the afternoon, by previous arrangement, she made her way to the beach, from where she and Joe were to go swimming, but her arrival was to be in the aftermath of violence, for Joe, she discovered, had also suffered, this time at the hands of those who envied him. What was to occur after that would bring the day to a horrifying end, as family and friends of all concerned displayed their prejudices and made their own judgements.
The events of this powerful novel, set on the Northumbrian coast in the 1960s, take place over one day, a day during which everyone involved discovers that the consequences of an innocent meeting between two young people are far more significant than the event itself. The Bonny Dawn is a remarkable tour-de-force by Britain’s most popular novelist.
Author Biography Catherine Cookson was born in Tyne Dock, the illegitimate daughter of a poverty-stricken woman, Kate, whom she believed to be her older sister. She began work in service but eventually moved south to Hastings, where she met and married Tom Cookson, a local grammar-school master. Although she was originally acclaimed as a regional writer - her novel The Round Tower won the Winifred Holtby Award for the best regional novel of 1968 - her readership quickly spread throughout the world, and her many best-selling novels established her as one of the most popular of contemporary women novelists. After receiving an OBE in 1985, Catherine Cookson was created a Dame of the British Empire in 1993. She was appointed an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda’s College, Oxford, in 1997. For many years she lived near Newcastle upon Tyne. She died shortly before her ninety-second birthday, in June 1998.
Kriminalroman. Kommissær Morse har påskeferie og slentrer planløst rundt i Oxford. Han ender i St. Frideswides kirken, som har oplevet et par uhyggelige dødsfald og er snart dybt optaget af at udrede dem.
City of Night: Book 2 (Dean Koontz's Frankenstein)
The Frankenstein story is updated to the 21st century by the great American storyteller Dean Koontz. Now someone new is playing god.The legendary monster has survived the centuries to become a haunted and heroic figure dedicated to battling the truly monstrous evil that has also survived the years: the cruel genius who gave him life, Dr Frankenstein.His name is Deucalion. Having failed to kill his maker, scarred and strange, he lives with monks in Tibet until news reaches him of the next generation of Dr Frankenstein's monsters. He travels to New Orleans where they are wreaking havoc, and where a cool, tough cop, Detective Carson O'Connor, doesn't know she is pursuing killers that are more - and less - than human. But Deucalion does. Dean Koontz, the master storyteller, creates a bold new legend.