Top TV anchorwoman Melanie Adams had given up on love after a failed marriage and an unhappy affair. With her two teenage children and her television news career, she had no room in her life for a man. Then she met famous heart surgeon Peter Hallam, a widower with three children of his own. Suddenly Melanie was experiencing feelings she thought were gone forever. But two families (one in New York and one in Los Angeles), two exciting careers, and two strong-willed people were too much to handle. And Melanie faced a painful choice between her glamorous life in the public eye, her private life, the needs of her family, and the new family she took on. Changes lead each of them to new places, new problems, new people, and the new life they begin.
An innocent posting in a blog about a tragic car crash prompts cyberbullies to mount a vicious attack against a troubled teenager. Pushed over the brink, he seeks revenge against fellow classmates and local citizens, planting roadside crosses to mark their deaths as a prelude to his carnage. Body language expert Kathryn Dance must race against the clock to stop the boy before he completes his horrifying plans for revenge.
One by one, the children of Moonlight Bay are disappearing. No one knows if they are dead or alive. Christopher Snow, suffering from the rare disorder xeroderma pigmentosum, has glimpsed the dark and torrid secrets of the small-town community where he has spent his entire life. And only he has the key to the truth ndash; a truth that could only exist in the genetic chaos of Moonlight Bay.
Jesse Tyler had to find a date for his sister's wedding--fast! So he decided to ask Holly Bryant. With her carefree ways and black leather miniskirt, she was sure to shake up his stuffy family. Trouble was, Jesse was the one getting all shook up!
HOLLY THE HOLIDAY BRIDE?
Holly knew Jesse was the most eligible millionaire around--not that a hunk with attitude was her idea of husband material. But then, she and Jesse weren't really engaged, and his steamy mistletoe kisses were just part of the charade ...weren't they?
JUST MARRIED! -- Wealth, power and looks to die for. These bad boys had everything--except the love of a good woman.
Sara's Father (Silhouette Special Edition, No 947)
Once, skinny Erin Delaney and popular Sam Stone shared teenage high jinks, loads of laughter...and a breathless, tentative passion. But their futures had lain far afield--wrenching Erin away, wedding Sam to Erin's sister. And what might have been...never was.
Now, an endless decade later, Erin again plunged deep into Sam's unforgettable gaze--over the head of a feisty, motherless tot who called Sam "Daddy." Irrepressible little Sara stole Erin's heart...yet made her ache with secret sorrow. Now with Sara's every hungry smile and Sam's tormenting touches, the past haunted Erin, taunted her, with what might never be....
From the award-winning author of "One False Move" comes Cobens most mesmerizing and emotionally charged novel to date. Myron Bolitar, sports agent and reluctant sleuth, is happily basking in the sun when he learns that his business partner has been arrested for murder. Unabridged. 8 CDs.
Paul Copeland's sister went missing twenty years ago. Now raising adaughter alone, after the death of his wife, he balances family life with acareer as a prosecutor. But when a homicide victim is found with evidencelinking him to Cope, the well-buried secrets of the past are threateningeverything. Is this body one of the campers who disappeared with his sister? Couldhis sister be alive? Cope has to confront so much he left behind thatsummer so long ago: his first love, Lucy, his mother who abandoned thefamily, and the secrets that his parents might have been hiding even fromtheir own children. Cope must decide what is better left hidden in the dark and what truthscan be brought to the light. And can he find absolution?
Rachel Sexton works for the National Reconnaissance Office as an intelligence officer. She is also the daughter of a Senator currently running for President. Her father’s main offensive, and a very popular one, against the incumbent President is to attack the huge amount of NASA funding. Rachel is barely on speaking terms with her father, believing him to be totally corrupt, but is still worried she is being used by the President when he asks her to verify an amazing find by NASA, a find which will settle the arguments about NASA funding for ever.
Reluctantly agreeing to view the find Rachel is whisked off to the North Pole. What she finds once she gets there takes her breath away. However, she quickly learns that nothing is what it seems, and, with two civilian scientists, is soon fleeing for her life. Stranded on an ice berg they are rescued in the nick of time by a nuclear submarine, but once back in the US their attempts to expose the plot show them that they can trust absolutely no one…
Dan Brown is the bestselling author of Digital Fortress, Deception Point, Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he has taught English and creative writing. He lives in New England and can be found on the web at www.danbrown.com
Jake Horn once used his hands to heal -- now the same hands kill. He was on the dodge for a crime he didn't commit when the town of Sweet Sorrow took him inand rewarded him with a badge he never wanted. Still, this out-of-the-way Dakota hellhole is a good place for a man to get lost in -- until legendary gunfighter William Sunday rides up with a price on his head, followed by a parade of bounty hunters, criminals, and cold-blooded killers. A feared gun artist with a murderous rep, suffering from an illness he knows will soon claim his life, Sunday is determined to reconcile with his daughter before his own body does him in. Meanwhile, every human reptile in the territories is closing in for the kill, leaving lawman Jake no choice but a suicidal duty: to stand side-by-side with a dead man who has nothing left to lose.
FBI agent Alex Cross is on vacation with his family at Disneyland when he gets a call from the Director. A well-known actress was shot outside her home in Beverly Hills. Shortly afterward, an editor for the Los Angeles Times receives an e-mail describing the murder in vivid detail. Alex quickly learns that this is not an isolated incident. The killer, known as Mary Smith, has done this before and plans to kill again. Right from the beginning, this case is like nothing Alex has ever confronted. Is this the plan of an obsessed fan or a spurned actor, or is it part of something much more frightening? And particularly baffling, how could a woman be capable of these vicious crimes? Members of Hollywoods A-list fear theyre next on Marys list, and the case grows by blockbuster proportions as the LAPD and FBI scramble to find a pattern before Mary can send one more chilling update. Filled with the ruthless and shocking twists that make his fans hunger for more, MARY, MARY is James Pattersons most sophisticated thriller yet.
As winter turns to spring across the red earth, acacia trees and slow green rivers of Botswana, all is not quite as it should be on Zebra Drive, home to Mma Ramotswe and her beloved husband Mr J. L. B. Matekoni. At the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency there are the usual number of cases to be pursued, from persistent theft at Teenie Magama's printing works to the rather more serious case of three suspicious deaths at the Mochudi hospital, but there is discontent among the ranks. It is bad enough that Mr Matekoni's apprentice Charlie is off on another escapade and Mma Makutsi's impending marriage threatens her happy working relationship with Mma Ramotswe. And when in trying to prove himself a worthy husband Mr J. L. B. Matekoni himself decides to try a little detective work, disaster looms. Tender, witty and wise, the latest instalment in the lives of Alexander McCall's Smith's extended Botswana family instructs us with familiar modesty in the importance of trust, love, not judging by appearances and what really makes a good husband.
For the record, the name is Kinsey Millhone. Private investigator. One hundred and eighteen pounds of female in a five-foot six-inch frame. Just turned thirty-three (after what seemed like an interminable twelve months of being thirty-two) . . . Three things happened on May 5, the day everyone sang 'Happy Birthday' to Kinsey Millhone. The repairs were completed on her apartment, and she moved back in. She was hired by Mrs Clyde Gersh to bring her mother back from the Mojave Desert. And lastly, a real surprise. The news that she'd made one of the top slots on Tyrone Patty's hit list . . . 'Terrific action' The Times 'Sue Grafton is on top form ' literate, sexy and funny' Today 'Shivery, skilful and fast-paced' Sunday Times
Set before World War I, this enthralling novel pitches two amateur sailors against the secret forces of mighty Germany. Powers of deduction and navigational skills prove equally important in uncovering a plot which threatens personal as well as national security.
A fantastic new package for this chilling tale by the international bestseller. Glenn drove the Land Rover into a stone wall at just over 100mph. Alice stuck a meat fork through her hand and pinned it to the chopping board. Brenda took off all her clothes. She did whatever she was told. They were compelled by a fear too great to be remembered, enslaved by a power no man should ever wield.
Vanessa March, two years married and very much in love, is propelled to Vienna by a shocking discovery. In her charge is young Timothy Lacy, who also has urgent problems to solve. But what promises to be no more than a delicate personal mission turns out to involve the security forces of three countries, two dead men, a circus and its colourful personnel and the famous white stallions of Vienna.
John Kendall agrees to write the biography of a National Hunt racehorse trainer. He wishes he hadn't when it takes all his ingenuity to avoid ending up dead in the seemingly innocent training grounds of rural Berkshire.
Lynn gripped the sides of the armchair, trying to put aside her own inner terror. 'I can't believe I'm thinking this, Ross. I'm not a violent person, even before Caitlin's influence, I never even liked killing flies in my kitchen. Now I'm sitting here actually willing some stranger to die.' The body of a teenager dredged from the seabed off the coast of Sussex is found to be missing its vital organs. Soon two more young bodies are found. Caitlin Beckett, a fifteen-year-old in Brighton, will die if she does not receive an urgent liver transplant. When the health system threatens to let her down, Lynn, her mother, turns in panic to the internet and discovers a broker who can provide her with a black-market organ ' but at a price. As Superintendent Roy Grace investigates the recovered bodies, he unearths the trail of a gang of child traffickers operating from Eastern Europe. Soon Grace and his team will find themselves in a race against time to save the life of a young street kid, while a desperate mother will stop at nothing to save her daughter's life . . 'One of the most fiendishly clever crime fiction plotters.' Daily Mail
Mina Hamilton's parents want her dead. (Or undead to be precise.) They're vampires, and like it or not, Mina must decide whether to become a vampire herself. But Mina's more interested in hanging out with best friend Serena and trying to catch the eye of the too-hot-for-high-school Nathan Able than in the vampire training classes she's being forced to take. How's a girl supposed to find the perfect prom date and pass third-year French when her mom and dad are breathing down her neck--literally?
A Wayne in a Manger includes some wonderfully funny and touching nativity play anecdotes, including children forgetting their lines, ad-libbing, falling of the stage, picking their noses and showing their knickers.
Overachieving and eccentric football manager Brian Clough was on his way to take over at the country's most successful, and most reviled football club: Leeds United, home to a generation of fiercely competitive but ageing players. The battle he'd face there would make or break the club - or him. David Peace's extraordinarily inventive novel tells the story of a world characterised by fear of failure and hunger for success set in the bleak heart of the 1970s.
A tale of hatreds and mercies, of balladry and the blues, of war and peace and the healing power of forgiveness, RedemptionFalls is an epic novel and an unforgettable love story, from the author of international best-seller Star of the Sea
1865. The American Civil War is ending. Eighteen years after the famine ship Star of the Sea docked at New York, the daughter of two of her passengers sets out from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on a walk across a devastated America. Eliza Duane Mooney is searching for a young boy she has not seen in four years, one of the hundred thousand children drawn into the war. His fate has been mysterious and will prove extraordinary.
It’s a walk that will have consequences for many seemingly unconnected survivors: a love-struck cartographer, a haunted Latina poetess, rebel guerrilla Cole McLaurenson, runaway slave Elizabeth Longstreet and the mercurial revolutionary James Con O’Keeffe, who commanded a brigade of Irish immigrants in the Union Army and is now Governor of a western wilderness where nothing is as it seems.
Redemption Falls is a tale of war and forgiveness, of strangers in a strange land, of love put to the ultimate test. Packed with music, balladry, poetry and storytelling, this is a riveting historical novel of urgent contemporary resonance, from the author of the internationally bestselling Star of the Sea.
Joseph O'Connor was born in Dublin. He has written thirteen books, including five previous novels: Cowboys and Indians, Desperadoes, TheSalesman, Inishowen and most recently Star of the Sea, which became an international bestseller, winning the Irish Post Award for Literature, an American Library Association Award, France's Prix Millepages and the Prix Madeleine Zepter for European Novel of the Year. His work has been published in twenty-nine languages.
It is a gloriously polyphonic work, full of overlapping voices and clashing dialects … Redemption Falls perpetrates hardly one slack or unsculptured sentence for the whole of its 450 pages. Like Joyce, O’Connor combines his panoramic range with a close eye to the grain and texture of the phrase …Redemption Falls is a major work of modern fiction from an astonishingly accomplished writer,A huge achievement, as deep as it is wide, this is a book like no other of these times,The story is told with extraordinary ingenuity, the tone a mixture of the playful and the grave, at times fast-moving, smart and very clever, and then full of beautiful writing and heart-breaking sequences. The cadences of the competing voices in the book combine to produce a dazzling narrative,This book took my breath away. If you’re interested at all in the American Civil War, Irish participation in same, love, the expansion of the West, you’ll delight in this novel. It is panoramic, yet dense and delicious in detail. It is written gloriously, as if Mr O’Connor toiled at some mighty cathedral organ containing the whole of the English language with its Irish and American flavourings. This is a brave book and only a brave heart could have written it,Redemption Fallscements O’Connor’s reputation as a novelist of the highest order. The quality of the writing is coruscating. O’Connor has a wonderful ear for the spoken word, as is evident from the rich list of characters created to tell the unfolding story,Teriffic new novel…reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy’s nihilistic westerns, O’ Connor’s prose gradually coheres into an epic narrative,This book consolidates and deepens O’Connor’s stature as a major novelist,The words ‘A Masterpiece’ are too often bandied around in reviews, but they should be this novel’s subtitle,Redemption Falls is trauma incarnate, but its effect is both compassionate and luminous,Books of this quality demand to be reread to reveal more of their complexities and layers of meaning. Redemption Falls would reward this on the level of its rich textures of language alone,Redemption Falls is Gone with The Wind rewritten by a Dublin-born apprentice to Charles Dickens,Broad and ambitious, Redemption Falls is a worthy successor to O’Connor’s Star of the Sea… beautifully written, almost unbearably bleak, Redemption Falls is a love story and a ‘tale of war’..at the heart of O’Connor’s masterful epic lies a universal hope for something better
The heartstopping new thriller starring today's most admired action hero, the gallant and enigmatic loner Jack Reacher, by No.1 bestselling author Lee Child.
GET READY FOR THE MOST EXCITING COUNT-DOWN OF YOUR LIFEHOUR SIXTY-ONE Icy winter in South Dakota. A bus skids and crashes in a gathering storm. On the back seat: Jack Reacher, hitching a ride to nowhere. A life without baggage has many advantages. And disadvantages too, like facing the arctic cold without a coat.
HOUR THIRTY-ONEA small town is threatened by sinister forces. One brave woman is standing up for justice.If she’s going to live to testify, she’ll need help from a man like Reacher.Because there’s a killercoming for her.
HOUR ZEROHas Reacher finally met his match? He doesn't want to put the world to rights. He just doesn’t like people who put it to wrongs.
Author Biography Lee Child is one of the world’s leading thriller writers. His novels consistently achieve the number one slot in hardback and paperback on bestsellers lists on both sides of the Atlantic, and are translated into over forty languages. His debut novel, Killing Floor, was written after he was made redundant from his television job in Manchester, and introduced his much-admired maverick hero, the former military cop Jack Reacher. Born in Coventry, he now lives in America.
Reviews Child has somehow forged that magical grail: a new and believable hero. Reacher is strong, tall, principled and a quiet master in unarmed combat. But he's also a wizard at determining likelihoods, at extrapolating miniscule details and thus forming chains of inferred logic ...celebrate the achievement of giving us addicts a new and mesmerising fix, when we thought all the heroes had been written.,It is always a pleasure to read another Jack Reacher novel. A kind of highlight of the year, really. There is only one downside. It's all the other people hanging around your house saying things like, "Oy! Haven't you finished with the Reacher yet?",A storyteller who knows a lot about style...Watching the clock underscores the tension that Child builds so well. You do and you don't want it all to end.,Explodes into one of the best thrillers I've read for ages. Lee Child is a Brit who has managed to becomes more American than most US authors...61 Hours is destined to do big things...Superb stuff!,This is the first of Lee Child's popular Jack Reacher novels I've read. I'd assumed they were merely the macho adventures of a boneheaded lone wolf:lots of guns and explosions and little to occupy the mind. Well, I was wrong: there's also an abundance of intelligence and surprise. 61 Hours is a first-class thriller...Child delivers it brilliantly.,In many ways it's the most climactic Reacher ever...There's a sequel planned for this autumn. Can't wait!,Reacher is an iconic modern thriller hero: the ultimate loner...won't disappoint the British-born Child's millions of fans...Fast, compelling and with that nugget of poignancy that sets the hero apart.,Child spins a great yarn, his descriptive powers are austere yet glorious...He could take out Bond, Dirty Harry, Jason Bourne and Ethan Hunt with both hands tied behind his back. And then sleep with their girlfriends two at a time before getting the last bus out of town. All without untying his hands. The Reacher novels are literary beat-'em-ups for the pre-console generation. They are, like the hero, simply irresistible.,As always with Child, the hook is smart, the plot possibilities are given a thorough workout, and the tension bites as hard as the South Dakota windchill.,One of the many delights of Child's extraordinary sequencewof novels is Reacher's 360-degree intelligence...there are now Lee Child copycats aplenty. Save your money for the real thing.,Lee Child certainly knows by now how to screw up the tension with excruciating precision, but here excels himself with a beautifully paced tale that leaves the reader breathless with suspense as the final hours tick away.,Craftiest and most highly evolved of Lee Child's electrifying Jack Reacher books...That legend of a tough, cerebral drifter, a latter-day 6-foot-5-inch cowboy...has now taken on a life of its own..The truth about Reacher gets better and better.,A Hitchockian escalation of tension...brings to mind another iconic Jack (Bauer, from the TV series 24)...works disturbingly well.,The writing's superb, and the plot's gripping and completely believable. A real page-turner.,A powerhouse of tension and nail-biting suspense...an excellent and masterful work of fiction.
A brief encounter, and nothing would ever be the same again.
When Marie, the wayward young daughter of a prosperous Northumbrian family, falls and injures herself, she is rescued by a mysterious man. As soon as she recovers her mother sends her to live with an aunt in London, and in her charge life is strict.
Marie grows to depend on the friendship of her aunt's companion, Sarah, and encouragement from her music tutor. But why, when her tutor suddenly disappears, does she quickly return to Northumberland, and this time into the care of her grandfather?
Set at the turn of the 20th Century, The Branded Man is the extraordinary story of two girls and the mysterious man who influences their lives.
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 bestselling 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.
Reviews Humour, toughness, resolution and generosity are Cookson virtues . . . In the specialised world of women’s popular fiction, Cookson has created her own territory
The Chicken Soup series is a publishing phenomenon with millions of copies sold in over 30 languages. This new book wil be a friend and inspiration during the often turbulent teenage years.
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul is your handbook for surviving and succeeding during the exciting teen years with both your sanity and sense of humour intact. It contains invaluable lessons on the nature of friendship and love, the importance of belief in the future and the value of respect for yourself and others. It also deals with tough issues like death, suicide and the loss of love. You'll relate to and learn from the inspirational stories, without feeling criticised or judged. Like a good friend, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul will be there for you when you need someone and cheer you up when you're down.
Author Biography Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are bestselling authors and motivational speakers who have dedicated their lives to enhancing the professional and personal development of others. They are the co-authors of many bestsellers including Chicken Soup For The Soul, Chicken Soup For The Mother's Soul and Chicken Soup For The Woman's Soul.
John Wells returns in the third explosive thriller from the New York TimesNo 1 Bestselling Author of The Faithful Spy.
After two high-risk missions, CIA special agent John Wells is living on the edge, his nights filled with disturbing dreams. He knows he has no time for rest - and he has made many enemies.
But what happens next shocks him to the core. First, he is targeted by assassins sent by a psychotic arms dealer out for revenge. His girlfriend is left for dead. Then, in vengeful pursuit of his assailants in Moscow, he stumbles on a terrifying plot. Terrorists have successfully targeted Russia’s nuclear complex and are planning an attack on America's shores.
With the clock ticking, Wells realises that to stand a chance of preventing it, he mustn’t let a personal vendetta get in his way – the future of the West depends upon him.
Author Biography 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.
Reviews Alex Berenson’s third novel, The Silent Man, succeeds in seizing the attention from the start and never letting go until the end,An exciting story and a timely one … Berenson squeezes every drop of suspense out of the approaching nuclear holocaust,Berenson's well-plotted and thoughtful third thriller to feature CIA agent John Wells ... Fast and furious ... this is a welcome addition to an excellent series
Last Argument Of Kings: The First Law: Book Three: Book Three of the First Law (Gollancz S.F.)
The end is coming.Logen Ninefingers might only have one more fight in him but its going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the King of the Northmen still stands firm, and theres only one man who can stop him. His oldest friend, and his oldest enemy. Its past time for the Bloody-Nine to come home.With too many masters and too little time, Superior Glokta is fighting a different kind of war. A secret struggle in which no-one is safe, and no-one can be trusted. His days with a sword are far behind him. Its a good thing blackmail, threats and torture still work well enough.Jezal dan Luthar has decided that winning glory is far too painful, and turned his back on soldiering for a simple life with the woman he loves. But love can be painful too, and glory has a nasty habit of creeping up on a man when he least expects it.While the King of the Union lies on his deathbead, the peasants revolt and the nobles scramble to steal his crown. No-one believes that the shadow of war is falling across the very heart of the Union. The First of the Magi has a plan to save the world, as he always does. But there are risks. There is no risk more terrible, after all, than to break the First Law . . .
They say that the Thorn of Camorr can beat anyone in a fight. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. They say hes part man, part myth, and mostly street-corner rumor. And they are wrong on every count.Only averagely tall, slender, and god-awful with a sword, Locke Lamora is the fabled Thorn, and the greatest weapons at his disposal are his wit and cunning. He steals from the rich - theyre the only ones worth stealing from but the poor can go steal for themselves. What Locke cons, wheedles and tricks into his possession is strictly for him and his band of fellow con-artists and thieves: the Gentleman Bastards.Together their domain is the city of Camorr. Built of Elderglass by a race no-one remembers, its a city of shifting revels, filthy canals, baroque palaces and crowded cemeteries. Home to Dons, merchants, soldiers, beggars, cripples, and feral children. And to Capa Barsavi, the criminal mastermind who runs the city.But there are whispers of a challenge to the Capas power. A challenge from a man no one has ever seen, a man no blade can touch. The Grey King is coming.A man would be well advised not to be caught between Capa Barsavi and The Grey King. Even such a master of the sword as the Thorn of Camorr. As for Locke Lamora . . .
London. The 1960s. The capital is swinging, but underneath the boomtown there's a dark underbelly. Meet Harry Starks: club owner, racketeer, porn king, sociology graduate and keen Judy Garland fan. Harry's business is fronting violence with rough charm and cheap glamour; putting the frighteners on, performing menace while trying to desperately trying to jump the counter into legitimacy. Five characters tell five tales that combine in an extraordinary narrative that is both an explosively paced thriller and brilliantly imagined sociological and topographical portrait of sixties London.
'We were all more or less thieves at Lant Street. But we were that kind of thief that rather eased the dodgy deed along, than did it . . . We could pass anything, anything at all, at speeds which would astonish you. There was only one thing, in fact, that had come and got stuck - one thing that had somehow withstood the tremendous pull of that passage - one thing that never had a price put to it. I mean of course, Me.'Sue Trinder, orphaned at birth, is born among petty thieves - fingersmiths - in London's Borough. From the moment she draws breath, her fate is linked to another orphan, growing up in a gloomy mansion not too many miles away . . . A modern day Dickens, Sarah Waters is one of Britain's rising stars.
Guy Cooke was the perfect man - his dark sexy looks turned heads - especially Chrissie's. She was a born romantic - it seems a perfect match but Chrissie has a family secret that Guy can surely not forgive
Jeff Atman, a journalist, is in Venice to cover the opening of the Biennale. Hes expecting to see a load of art, go to a lot of parties and drink too many bellinis. Hes not expecting to meet the spellbinding Laura, who will completely transform his few days in the city. So begins a story of erotic love and spiritual learning that will reach its conclusion amidst the ghats of Varanasi.WINNER OF THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN WODEHOUSE PRIZEA NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
You Can Take The Wag Out Of Luton But You Can'T Take Luton Out Of The Wag&. Tracie Martin Is Back! But This Time Everyone'S Favourite Wag Is In La, City Of Angels - And Her Idol Victoria Beckham& But It'S Not All California Dreaming. Whilst Husband Dean Swaps Life On The Subs Bench For Coaching The La Raiders And Daughter Paskia-Rose Is Busy Settling Into Her New School, Tracie Is Left Twiddling Her Manicured Fingers. It Seems La'S Not Ready For Wags - The Women Are Naturally Golden Rather Than Fake Bake Orange, There'S No Boozing And Everyone Is Thinner Than Her - Surely That'S Not Possible When She Last Ate A Proper Meal In 1997? But At Least There'S Plenty Of Cosmetic Surgery& Enter Jamie, A Knight In Shining Lycra. He'Ll Show Tracie The Sights Of La A'S Sights - Including The Beckhams. But Is He All That He Seems? Before Long, Tracie Is Sampling All The City Has To Offer - Including South Central Street Gangs And Cheerleading Lessons. But Then Her Long-Lost Father Turns Up - At The Same Time As She Discovers Someone Has Stolen Her Identity. Can Tracie Leave La With Her Pride, Bank Balance And Marriage - Not To Mention Her Fake Tan - Intact? Find Out In The Funniest Read This Summer - Guaranteed Beach Material.
Internationally bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings the tumult and intrigue of The Wars of the Roses to vivid life through the women of the House of Lancaster and the House of York, beginning with the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen. A woman who won the love of a king and ascended to royalty by virtue of her beauty, Elizabeth fought tenaciously for the success of her family -- her daughter who would one day unite the warring dynasties, and her two sons whose eventual fate has confounded historians for centuries: the Princes in the Tower. An active player in the power struggles that surrounded her, she made hard and courageous choices, always trying to protect those whom she loved. Informed by impeccable research and framed by her inimitable storytelling skills, Philippa Gregory gives an unforgettable voice to an extraordinary woman at the heart of a devastating conflict.
Sharpe's Fortress: Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803
Sharpe, Having Just Received His Commission, Faces His Toughest Battle Yet In This Return To India, The Terrain Of The Bestselling Sharpe'S Tiger. Repackaged In The Fantastic New Sharpe Look. It Is 1803 And Sir Arthur Wellesley'S Army Is Closing On The Retreating Mahrattas In Western India. Marching With The British Is Ensign Richard Sharpe, Newly Made Into An Officer And Wishing He Had Stayed A Sergeant. Spurned By His New Regiment, He Is Sent To The Army'S Baggage Train And There Finds Corruption, Romance, Treason And Enemies Old And New. Sergeant Hakeswill Wants Sharpe Dead, And Hakeswill Has Powerful Friends While Sharpe Has Only An Orphaned Arab Boy As His Ally. And Waiting With The Cornered Mahrattas Is Another Enemy, The Renegade Englishman, William Dodd, Who Does Not Envisage Defeat, But Only A Glorious Triumph. For The Mahrattas Have Taken Refuge In Gawilghur, The Greatest Stronghold Of India, Perched High On Its Cliffs Above The Deccan Plain. Who Rules In Gawilghur, It Is Said, Rules India, And Dodd Knows That The Fortress Is Impregnable. There, Behind Its Double Walls, In The Towering Twin Forts, Sharpe Must Face His Enemies In What Will Prove To Be Wellesley'S Last Battle On Indian Soil.
A Classic Sharpe Adventure: Richard Sharpe And The Winter Campaign, 1814. The Invasion Of France Is Under Way, And The British Navy Has Called Upon The Services Of Major Richard Sharpe. He And A Small Force Of Riflemen Are To Capture A Fortress And Secure A Landing On The French Coast. It Is To Be One Of The Most Dangerous Missions Of His Career. Through The Incompetence Of A Recklessly Ambitious Naval Commander And The Machinations Of His Old Enemy, French Spymaster Pierre Ducos, Sharpe Finds Himself Abandoned In The Heart Of Enemy Territory, Facing Overwhelming Forces And The Very Real Prospect Of Defeat. He Has No Alternative But To Trust His Fortunes To An American Privateer A Man Who Has No Love For The British Invaders.
In this new edition of Joyce Storey's autobiography, the previous three editions are amalgamated and the complete story of her life is told. Born near Bristol in 1917, Joyce began her autobiography at age 66. The House in South Road follows her pre-war life in Bristol, an era of chocolate factories and glamorous silent movies. With a brilliant eye for the comic in the tragic, Joyce unfolds her experiences at school, her first job, her first love, and a mismatched marriage. During the war Joyce is a mother of two and her RAF husband is rarely on leave, and after the war Joyce begins to enjoy the luxury of a prefab house, first holidays, and the growing independence of her four children, but suffers a breakdown in her marriage and her husband's final illness. With humor and intelligence, Joyce Storey charts a good deal of the 20th Century.
Introduces Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood - a fascinating hero who hunts down thieves, spies and murderers in the crime-ridden streets of Regency London. As the most resourceful of an elite band of investigators, Matthew Hawkwood was surprised to be assigned the case - even if it did involve the murder and mutilation of a naval courier.
A novel based on the Emmy Award-winning television series created by Chris Carter. When a disease-ravaged body is found in the smoldering ruins of the federally funded DyMar genetic research lab, Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully fear that a deadly, man-made plague is on the loose. As the FBI agents investigating the "X-Files" -- cases the bureau has deemed unsolvable -- Mulder and Scully pursue the truth wherever it leads, even into the labyrinthine corridors of the FBI... and beyond. Racing to contain the lethal virus before it can spread, Mulder and Scully make a chilling discovery. Before his death, Dr. David Kennessy, a hotshot cancer researcher at DyMar, had been experimenting with a promising but highly dangerous technology: microscopic bio-machines that can cure any disease, heal any wound. In theory, this research could be a miracle cure, perhaps even a doorway to immortality. It was also the only way Dr. Kennessy could save his leukemia-stricken son. But when a second corpse turns up, savagely mutilated from within, it's anything but theoretical. Could machines created to cure have learned to kill? Scrambling for answers, Mulder and Scully are opposed at every step by faceless enemies with all the resources of the government -- even perhaps of their own agency -- at their command. Enemies who will stop at nothing to ensure that the secret of immortality falls in the right hands -- their hands. As sinister forces close in, Scully fights to save the life of an innocent boy while Mulder comes face to face with a crazed and desperate man. A man whose slightest touch brings agonizing death -- and perhaps a resurrection more horrible still.
Featuring an endearing and energetic heroine whose professional success and personal secrets inevitably collide. Frankie McGowan draws on her experiences in the PR industry to write a novel that ranges from Wall Street to London.
Ellie and Izzy have lived a crazy life, with a mother whom they adored, but who wasn't without problems. From long midnight baths, to driving the family car straight into the lake, she's been a magic but maniacal figure, someone whose colourful stunts and bold lies have been the source of both pride and shame for the girls.
Born in the slums of Possilpark, Kate Gallacher learns the importance of standing up for herself. But when her wilfulness leads her to disobey her parents and marry Pete Brodie, she is catapulted into a life of violence and fear. Kate's refusal to be defeated becomes more important than ever.
Struggling through another Edinburgh winter Rebus finds himself sucked into a web of intrigue that throws up more questions than answers. Was the Lord Provost's daughter kidnapped or just another runaway? Why is a city councillor shredding documents that should have been waste paper years ago? And why on earth is Rebus invited to a clay pigeon shoot at the home of the Scottish Office's Permanent Secretary? Sucked into the machine that is modern Scotland, Rebus confronts the fact that some of his enemies may be beyond justice...
This is a tender and poignant debut novel about life, love and closing circles. Ugly duckling Polly loves Davy, Davy loves Michaela, Michaela loves Colin, and Colin loves - well, like spreadable margarine, Colin''s love goes a long, long way.'