Emmie Dart was nearly 40 years old when Walter asked her to marry him. He was younger than her and had a secret in his past that he asked Emmie to keep with him. Almost 50 years and three generations later, the secret is revealed-- a secret that nearly breaks the family apart.
Second Time Around (Thorndike Press Large Print Buckinghams)
When Mathilda Rainbird bequeaths her beautiful house in a Devonshire cove to three unknown relatives, she brings together a group of people who all secretly yearn for a sense of belonging. Tessa, a delightful twenty-two-year-old, still misses her dead parents and brother but has learned that it is better to be alone than to be with the wrong people. Will, a retired widow, is by nature a positive man.Enchanted by Mathilda's house and drawn to Isobel, Mathilda's housekeeper who still lives in the cove, he sees life taking an exciting turn. Beatrice, a retired prep-school matron, thinks the idea of living with her cousins is preposterous. But a magical Christmas spent in the cove soon wins her over. As they muck in together it is as though they have known each other all their lives. Isobel, who stillgrieves for her dear friend, recognises Mathilda in each one of them as she is warmly accepted as part of this delightful and truly extraordinary family.
Alleyn's friend, Nigel, stood near the centre of the stage. He had moved forward towards the wings, when a voice warned him to look out. An instant later, Inspector Alleyn hurled himself at Nigel, driving him backwards and out of the way of a falling object.
The ninth MINDWARP title, in which the six children finally figure out a way to travel back to the past. Once there, they must find the scientist whose experiments led to the creation of the evil Omegas, and convince her to destroy her research. Yet the Omegas are pursuing, determined to stop them.
Fraud is the British white collar crime and it has a long and dishonourable history in Britain. Business fraud was estimated at 3.3 billion pounds in 1995 and to combat the sophistication of frequently intelligent and ingenious fraudsters, the Serious Fraud Office was set up in April 1988 to handle frauds involving more than five million pounds. Since then, a long list of high-profile failures (or at the very least, strategic blunders) has called the purpose of the SFO into question. This account of the first six years of the SFO will do little to enhance its reputation. The new edition has been updated to include the role of the SFO in the trial of the Maxwell brothers.
When an environmental disaster sparks off a conflict in the Far East which looks like it could lead to World War III four friends in Sheffield must face up to their worst nightmares. The prospect of a nuclear attack forces Kayleigh, Mayner, Wren and Jamie to open old wounds and confront their regrets, hopes and fears. What will they hold on to if and when their last moment arrives?
Her own father tried to rape her, then damned Mary Lawrence to hell. For three decades authorities of the Roman Catholic Church knew about the terrifying phenomena surrounding this small, pretty young woman. Physical acts of superhuman strength, voices that conversed in several languages, horrible blasphemies, obscene manifestations...and prophecies that could rock the world.Then they sent famous exorcist Father Theophilus Reisinger to attempt a dangerous exorcism that could set Satan loose in a small midwestern town. Veteran journalist David St. Clair now gives us the whole harrowing truth about the possession of Mary Lawrence, and an exorcism that becomes a real-life warning about today's satanic cults...and the true power of the Devil in the world today!
Bobby Pendragon is a seemingly normal fourteen-year-old boy. He has a family, a home, and even Marley, his beloved dog. But there is something very special about Bobby. He is going to save the world. ... Before he can object, he is swept off to an alternate dimension known as Denduron, a territory inhabited by strange beings, ruled by a magical tyrant, and plagued by dangerous revolution.
The second title in THE APPLE TREE SAGA trilogy of English farming life, which tells the story of three families from the 1880s to the years after the First World War. First published in 1974 by Macdonald.
Rosie and Patsy were adopted sisters and best of friends. As they reach adulthood, the two go their separate ways, yet both sisters fail to succeed in their search for love. Reunited in Blackpool, they decide to make a new start and recapture the happiness shared in their youth.
Mary Ann is illegitimate and life in 1905 is hard. It rapidly becomes worse when her new stepfather begins to interfere with her. Sent away at fifteen to bear his child, she meets Gabriel Clough, who helps her escape to Blackpool after the birth. The Great War brings Mary Ann many new opportunities, and brings Gabriel back into her life.
Rusti is a Tartar, travelling and pillaging with the legendary Horde of Tamburlaine, Conqueror of the World. He dreams of honour and riches, and is proud to capture his first prisoners - an elephant and her keeper. Yet amidst the death and destruction, an unlikely friendship takes hold in this breathtaking tale. This is Geraldine's first novel to follow the worldwide mega success of Peter Pan in Scarlet.
As Britain hands over Hong Kong, a secret long-term intelligence plan is revealed to the new Prime Minister in London - a plan to counter China's strategy for world domination and its frightening growth in economic and military might; a plan to set free one fifth of the world's population. The instruments on which the plan's success depends are John Dancer, the laconic American CIA agent who has been in China too long, and Project Deadwater, which pushes combined Anglo-American stealth submarine technology to its limits, and demands total dedication from the special forces SBS, SAS and SEAL teams it will put ashore. The most audacious power-broking game in history is about to be played out. Only problem is, no one has yet told the US president ...
Empty Arms: Emotional Support for Those Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Tuba l Pregnancy
They are the most dreaded words an expectant mother can hear. As joy and anticipation dissolve into confusion and grief, painful questions refuse to go away: Why me? What did I do wrong? Doesn't God care? With the warmth and compassion of a licensed counselor and a Christian woman who has suffered miscarriage herself, Pam Vredevelt offers sound answers, advice, and reassurance to the woman fighting to maintain faith in this heartbreaking situation. Now in a fresh, contemporary cover, Empty Arms: Emotional Support for Those Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Tubal Pregnancy is the essential guidebook through the agony of losing a child.
His secret could win the war for the Allies, unless the Nazis get to him first... In the brutal chaos of the Second World War, three people find their lives inextricably interwoven in a web of courage, betrayal and love. Julie Lescaux, the young Englishwoman caught up in one of the most dangerous operations of the French Resistance; Paul Vasson, vicious Paris pimp turned Nazi collaborator; David Freymann, German scientist caught up in unimaginable horror, destined to lose everything except his faith in his own discovery. Night Sky is Clare Francis' sweeping chronicle of Europe in peace and war, a tremendous floodtide of narrative that builds to a gripping and unforgettable finale. 'A thoroughly professional wartime adventure' "Sunday Times" 'A terrific thriller' "Time Out"
Parkhurst Tales: Behind the Locked Gates of Britain's Toughest Jails
Revealing the secret world of one of Britain's highest security jails as none on the outside could possibly imagine, Norman Parker has spent over halfis life in prison. He was released from prison after 23 continuous years inrison.;From his arrival in Parkhurst in the early 1970s as a category-Arisoner, he mixed with some of Britain's hardest cases. Parkhurst ismmensely tough. But Norman Parker has one special quality that helpedustain him there - he is a natural observer of the human condition.;There atlose quarters he encountered: gangsters, such as Reg and Ron Kray and Eddieichardson; armed robbers, including Great Train Robber Buster Edwards;haracters such as Billy G, a well-known London club owner who went robbingith John McVicar; and "Lambo" Rony Lambrianou of the Krays, as well as aost of others who would prove that Parkhurst itself was such a dangerouslace that you had to watch out for your life.
Vibrant and headstrong, Ally Pearce loves working on her family's narrowboat, proving she's the equal of any man on the Leeds to Liverpool canal. Betsy is delicate, beautiful, wants only to become a lady, and will use the most unladylike means to become one. When Dr. Tom Hartley enters the sisters' lives after a tragic accident, both are attracted to him, but for very different reasons.
A thriller featuring Tweed of the SIS, as he battles to discover which one of his European sector chiefs is a traitor. Other work by the author includes "The Stone Leopard", "The Palermo Ambush", "The Heights of Zervos" and "The Greek Key".
Don't get bitten... If love is a bug then Laurel Page is immune. Been there. Done that. Got over it. All she wants now is a quiet life. And while running a dating agency may not seem like the logical career path for a woman who has so fervently sworn off romance, for Laurel it's perfect. There's something deliciously safe about other people's romantic problems. Laurel's had enough drama in her relationships to last two life times. And then Gabriel Jouet walks into her office. Tall, dark and oozing with Gallic charm, he's an unlikely client and almost enough to make even Laurel contemplate abandoning her vow of singledom. Almost... But Laurel's scars run deep: Cupid really would have to be stupid to pick on her again... Praise for Zoë Barnes: 'bloody good read' New Woman 'Top ten book...feel-good escapism' Heat 'Zoë Barnes writes wonderfully escapist novels, firmly based in reality' Express 'An enjoyable and moving read-funny and likeable novel' Maeve Haran, Daily Mail 'A great book for anyone who likes their romance laced with a healthy dose of real life' Options 'entertaining and lighthearted' Observer 'lively and compulsive' The Mirror 'A good giggle' Essentials 'Another great read from the best-selling author of Bumps, Hitched and Hot Property - what more could you want?' Woman's Own
Susan Lynton took pride in her job as assistant to a distinguished member of Parliament, but when he asked her to pinch-hit as the cook on his family's Alberta ranch, it was a dream come true.Susan had harbored a love affair with the West for years. The ranch was everything she could have asked for--and more. Jason Chisholm was there.Her boss's nephew was the quintessential cowboy. He was also a generation older, a divorced father of four and disillusioned about love. But that didn't discourage Susan. She set out to convince him that this time, this love, was all that mattered.
From the moment she learns of the stranger's visit, Molly Tattersall is filled with a sense of fear. Shortly afterwards, Molly's mother disappears leaving her to look after seven siblings. Molly's life will never be the same again.
Deep inside the Citadel of Chaos the dread sorcerer, Balthus Dire, is plotting and scheming the downfall of the good folk of the Vale of Willow. His battle plans are laid, his army equiped, and attack is imminent. Star pupil of the Grand Wizard, you can undertake a mission which can strike the heart of Balthus. Ages 8+.
For years we have waited... finally, the day is nigh: Autobots vs Decepticons on the big screen! The live action Transformers movie from director Michael Bay (The Rock,Armageddon) and executive producer Steven Spielberg is on its way! But before the film hits our screens, eager fans can snap up this official prequel novel. Before their conflict on Earth, there is much more to the story of the Autobots and Decepticons: Dueling alien races who battle for an object that could mean the destruction or salvation of their existence. Available way before the movie release, this novel is essential reading for fans who want the full story that leads into the action on screen!
The beautiful city of Venice has been Lydia's home for many years, a place where she has found peace and fulfilment. Then one day she glimpses a young man's face in the crowd that threatens to change everything. He's a heart-stopping reminder of a dreadful secret she believed she had banished to the past ...As a young child, Lydia and her sister were sent to live with grandparents they'd never even met before. It was a cruel and loveless new world for them and it forced Lydia to grow up fast. She learned to keep secrets and to trust sparingly, and through it all she was shadowed by grief and guilt. Now, twenty-eight years later, Lydia is persuaded to leave behind the safe new life she has created for herself and return to England to face the past. And maybe her future.
"Emelda is 46 years old. Her husband, Charlie, has left her for a 23-year-old dancer. Her five difficult sons worship their father and blame Emelda for his leaving. On top of everything else, she has to struggle with a new job at the local supermarket. For comfort she turns to her only true friend - ice-cream." "But lately there's a handsome man driving the ice-cream van. Could romance be about to blossom?"--BOOK JACKET.
A ringing phone in the middle of the night shakes newlywed Sarah Fontaine awake. Expecting her husband's call from Longdon she hears instead an unfamiliar voice. Nick O'Hara from the U.S. State Department is calling with devastating news: Geoffrey Fontaine, Sarah's husband of two months, died in a hotel fire . . . in Berlin.
Convinced her husband is still alive, Sarah forces a confrontation with Nick that finds them crisscrossing Europe on a desperate search for Geoffrey. Trying to stay one heartbeat ahead of a dangerous killer, the become quarry in the clandestine world of international espionage, risking everything for answers that may prove fatal.
A collection of short stories featuring Henry and Sunday, a sleuthing ex-president and his young congresswoman bride. In one story, Henry's former secretary of state is indicted for the murder of his mistress. He seems to be taking the rap for a crime he never committed. But why?
Present-day murder has its roots in the eighteenth century and the mutiny on the Bounty in this highly acclaimed new psychological thriller. A 200 year-old-secret is now a matter of life and death. And it could be worth a fortune. It's summer in the Lake District and torrential rain has uncovered a bizarrely tattooed body on a hillside.Could it be linked to centuries-old rumours that surround Fletcher Christian, mutinous First Mate on the ill-fated Bounty, a legendary massacre on the strange island of Pitcairn, and Christian's possible return to England? Jane Gresham wants to know. An expert on Wordsworth, she has a theory that the Lakeland poet, a childhood friend of Christian's, had harboured the fugitive and turned his tale into an epic poem - which has since stayed hidden. But as she follows each lead, death is hard on her heels. The 200-year-old mystery is putting lives at risk. And it isn't just the truth that is waiting to be discovered, but a bounty worth millions of pounds!
Dawson's Creek: Playing for Keeps Vol 11 (Dawson's Creek)
Three novels in one, in the fourth omnibus from the hugely popular Dawson's Creek series, based on Channel 4's cult coming-of-age teen drama. Tough Enough When Principal Green introduces a mandatory new program called 'SpringPlan' at Capeside High, Jen, Joey, Pacey, Jack, Andie and Dawson find themselves assigned to 'Character Building Through Wilderness Training' in the wilds of North Carolina. A drill sargeant, pre-breakfast runs, splitting wood and poisonous snake identification classes mean tension runs high. But there's only one way out of the woods for the six friends... Playing for Keeps Summer's finally here and at Camp Takabec there's a sex war developing. Counselors Joey, Dawson, Pacey, Jen, Jack and Andie find themselves in a friendship tug-of-war pitting the guys against the gals. Meanwhile, Jen and Joey both fall for the same mysterious college guy from England. But everyone's still having a blast. Running on Empty Bessie and Joey's plan to rake in the dough with paying guests during Capeside's Weekend of the Whales' festival goes south fast when Bessie sprains her ankle, spoiled pot salad knocks out all the cooks in town, and it rains and rains and rains. Looks like its gonna be a long weekend...
As occasion to celebrate, when Desmond and Deirdre Doyle must gather family and friends around them in remembrance of the twenty-five years of marriage they've shared. A moment of reckoning as an uneasy couple is forced to face a hapless daughter still struggling to become a nun... a son who prefers the bleak family farm in Ireland to London... the once best man, now Desmond's boss... Deirdre's bridesmaid, now a successful career woman... and their priest with his guilty secret. A time of transformation for their eldest daughter, Anna. For only Anna can confront their tarnished lives and find a truth to draw them into a circle of love that might nourish, protect, and finally heal them all.
Pronounced as the greatest goalscoring talent since Jimmy Greaves, 17-year old Robbie Fowler was immediately catapulted to fame and fortune. The thin, baby-faced Toxteth lad was now a millionaire, an idol, and inspiration to every kid who kicked a soccer ball. Yet his incredible potential was never quite realized. Injuries and persistent rumors of drug abuse and depression meant that he never became the world-beater so many predicted. This is a fascinating and unbelievably frank insight into the game, and a candid account of an incredible career, taking us behind the closed doors of professional soccer to expose what really happens at both club and international level.
The new bestseller from the original thrill-seeker - Jack Higgins.In Higgins' acclaimed bestseller Dark Justice, intelligence operative Sean Dillon and his colleagues in Britain and the United States beat back a terrible enemy, but at an equally terrible cost. One of them was shot, another run down in the street. Both were expected to survive - but only one of them does.As Detective Superintendent Hannah Bernstein of Special Branch lies recuperating in the hospital, a dark shadow from their past, scarred deep by hatred, steals across the room and finishes the job.Consumed by grief and rage, Dillon, Blake, Ferguson and all who loved Hannah swear vengeance, no matter where it takes them. But they have no idea of the searing journey upon which they are about to embark - nor of the war which will change them all.
A brilliant collection of haunting tales, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Lady of Hay. Sands of Time features two intriguing long stories that pick up the fortunes of characters from Whispers in the Sand, Barbara Erskine's captivating Egyptian novel. Still haunted by ancient mysteries, and the subject of dark intentions, Anna and Louisa must once more do battle with the past in order to survive the present. Here, too, are a host of other tales, all with a touch of the unexpected!A happily married woman has an affair -- with a man who died in the First World War!Who is the little girl on the swing in the garden -- and why does only Charlotte see her? And how can a traveller find herself transported suddenly from her airplane seat to the snowy Canadian wastes below? Suspense, romance, passion, unexpected echoes of the past -- vintage Barbara Erskine, and storytelling at its most compelling.
The World's Stupidest Instructions (The World's Stupidest)
If you have ever attempted to swallow a mattress or have forgotten to removelothes before ironing them then this book will become a vital survival tool.or the rest of us it is a collection of the oddest, funniest and franklyost worrying instructions taken from genuine products around the world.anufacturers from Turin to Tokyo seem truly concerned that we know theirroducts may be hot after heating, that we should not place fireworks in ourouths or that we should really not use a hairdryer whilst showering. Andlease remember, your new toaster should not be used underwater.
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.
Maddy is feeling really lonely now that her friends have gone away for the holidays and she is stuck at home with a broken leg in plaster! But then fluffy black-and-white kitten Flame magically appears and soon some very special friends come into both their lives . . .
After witnessing her relatives burying a pile of dead bodies in the middle of the night, a seven-year-old uses her telepathic powers to call a man she's seen only on television: FBI Agent Dillon Savich. Now Savich and his wife and partner, Agent Lacey Sherlock, face their most elusive foes to keep the child out of harm's way-before it's too late.
When four old school friends decide to make some easy money, they pick the wrong target. Robbing a small supermarket on a Manchester estate looks easy—but with one of them wounded and a dead body on their hands, could things get worse? They could—the supermarket is merely the front for something bigger, and the friends are small fish who have unwittingly plunged into a very big pond.
A CLASSIC DIRK PITT ADVENTUREA desperate call for help from a stricken archaeological expedition brings Dirk Pitt to a sacred well high in the Andes. What he discovers as he attempts to rescue two divers lost in the perilous depths, leads him into deadly confrontation with a band of ruthless art-thieves, who plunder ancient sites for their precious artefacts.Dirk Pitt's extraordinary adventures take him to the fabled Lost City of the Dead, lead him in search of a Spanish galleon washed miles inland by a giant tidal wave centuries before, and eventually set him on the trail of a fabulous hoard of Inca gold. But Pitt will need all his skills and tenacity simply to survive as he races to track down the sacred site - before the richest prize known to man is lost to the world forever...
A fabulous yellow diamond--an ancient talisman which had been looted from the holy Hindu city of Somnauth--becomes the dangerous inheritance of Rachel Verinder. And when the Moonstone disappears, what seems like a simple case turns into a masterpiece of detection and suspense.
Tracy Beaker returns in a new absorbing tale. I'm Tracy Beaker, the Great Inventor of Extremely Outrageous Dares -- and I dare YOU not to say this is the most brilliant story ever! I thought I was going to live happily ever after with Cam as my foster-mum. Well, ha ha! It hasn't turned out that way way. Cam is so MEAN. She won't buy me designer clothes, so all the other kids at my new school laugh at me. No wonder I bunk off and go to this special secret place. There are these two boys I meet there, Alexander and Football. We play this Dare Game -- and I always win. I'm the greatest. I am.
"Dubliners" was completed in 1905, but a series of British and Irish publishers and printers found it offensive and immoral, and it was suppressed. The book finally came out in London in 1914, just as Joyce's "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" began to appear in the journal "Egoist" under the auspices of Ezra Pound. The first three stories in "Dubliners" might be incidents from a draft of "Portrait of the Artist," and many of the characters who figure in "Ulysses" have their first appearance here, but this is not a book of interest only because of its relationship to Joyce's life and mature work. It is one of the greatest story collections in the English language--an unflinching, brilliant, often tragic portrait of early twentieth-century Dublin. The book, which begins and ends with a death, moves from "stories of my childhood" through tales of public life. Its larger purpose, Joyce said, was as a moral history of Ireland.