Florence Grace

From the bestselling author of The Hourglass
Author: Tracy Rees
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 1787471829
Category: Fiction
Page: 560
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'Possibly the most wonderful book I've ever read. A complete joy' Amazon reviewer. Florrie Buckley is an orphan, living on the wind-blasted moors of Cornwall. It's a hard existence but Florrie is content. But when she is fourteen, she inherits a never-imagined secret: she is related to a wealthy and notorious London family, the Graces. Overnight, Florrie's life changes and she moves from country to city, from poverty to wealth. Cut off from everyone she has ever known, Florrie struggles to learn the rules of this strange new world. And then she must try to fathom her destructive pull towards the enigmatic and troubled Turlington Grace, a man with many dark secrets of his own. What readers are saying about Tracy Rees: "Tracy Rees writes from the heart" Kathryn Hughes, bestselling author of The Letter "Tracy Rees is the most outstanding new voice in historical fiction" Lucinda Riley "A beautifully crafted story with added romance" Isabelle Broom "Tracy's writing is so fresh, original and authentic" Rosanna Ley

The Hourglass

a Richard & Judy Bestselling Author
Author: Tracy Rees
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1784296252
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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'My favourite book of the year so far and definitely Tracy Rees' best to date' amazon reviewer Get swept away with a gorgeous novel about finding love even after it seems too late... How much can a place change your life? 1950. Chloe visits Tenby every summer. She stays with relatives, and spends the long, idyllic days on the beach. Every year is the same, until she meets a glamorous older boy and is instantly smitten. But on the night of their first date, Chloe comes to a realisation, the aftermath of which could haunt her forever. 2014. Nora has always taken success for granted, until suddenly her life begins to fall apart. Troubled by anxiety and nightmares, she finds herself drawn to the sweeping beaches of Tenby. But Tenby hides a secret, and Nora will soon discover that this little town by the sea has the power to heal even the most painful memories. Tracy Rees' next historical novel DARLING BLUE is available to preorder now! Just search 9781786486677 *** Everyone is loving THE HOURGLASS... 'Tracy Rees writes from the heart and with an obvious passion for her characters' Kathryn Hughes 'Tracy Rees is the most outstanding new voice in historical fiction' Lucinda Riley 'A lovely, tender, enjoyable mystery' Rachel Hore 'A story about second chances ... A triumphant third novel' Amazon reviewer 'A really heartwarming story which is my favourite Tracy Rees so far' Amazon Reviewer *** Also by Tracy Rees: Amy Snow Florence Grace And available to pre-order: Darling Blue

Florence Grace

The Richard & Judy bestselling author
Author: Tracy Rees
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781784296179
Category: Fiction
Page: 560
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'Possibly the most wonderful book I've ever read. A complete joy' Amazon reviewer. The stunning new novel from the author of the Richard and Judy bestseller Amy Snow. Perfect for fans of The Keeper of Lost Things and Island of Secrets. Florrie Buckley is an orphan, living on the wind-blasted moors of Cornwall. It's a hard existence but Florrie is content; she runs wild in the mysterious landscape. She thinks her destiny is set in stone. But when Florrie is fourteen, she inherits a never-imagined secret. She is related to a wealthy and notorious London family, the Graces. Overnight, Florrie's life changes and she moves from country to city, from poverty to wealth. Cut off from everyone she has ever known, Florrie struggles to learn the rules of this strange new world. And then she must try to fathom her destructive pull towards the enigmatic and troubled Turlington Grace, a man with many dark secrets of his own.

Darling Blue


Author: Tracy Rees
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781786488596
Category:
Page: 544
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'Tracy Rees writes from the heart' Kathryn Hughes, author of The Letter. Perfect for fans of The Keeper of Lost Things and The Villa in Italy. Blue lives a charmed life. From her family's townhouse in Richmond, she lives the life of luxury and couldn't want for anything - well, on the surface at least. Then on the night of her twenty-first birthday her father makes a startling toast: he will give his daughter's hand to whichever man can capture her heart best in the form of a love letter. But Blue has other ideas and, unwilling to play at her father's bewildering games, she sets out on her own path to find her own destiny...

The Last Summer


Author: Judith Kinghorn
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101596295
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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I was almost seventeen when the spell of my childhood was broken...It was the beginning of summer and, unbeknown to any of us then, the end of a belle epoque... In July of 1914, innocent, lovely Clarissa Granville lives with her parents and three brothers in the idyllic isolation of Deyning Park, a grand English country house, where she whiles away her days enjoying house parties, country walks and tennis matches. Clarissa is drawn to Tom Cuthbert, the housekeeper's handsome son. Though her parents disapprove of their upstairs-downstairs friendship, the two are determined to see each other, and they meet in secret to share what becomes a deep and tender romance. But soon the winds of war come to Deyning, as they come to all of Europe. As Tom prepares to join the front lines, neither he nor Clarissa can envision what lies ahead of them in the dark days and years to come. Nor can they imagine how their love will be tested, or how they will treasure the memory of this last, perfect summer.

Amy Snow

A Novel
Author: Tracy Rees
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501128396
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
View: 1855

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Winner of the UK’s Richard & Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition, this page-turning debut novel follows an orphan whose late, beloved best friend bequeaths her a treasure hunt that leads her all over Victorian England and finally to the one secret her friend never shared. It is 1831 when eight-year-old Aurelia Vennaway finds a naked baby girl abandoned in the snow on the grounds of her aristocratic family’s magnificent mansion. Her parents are horrified that she has brought a bastard foundling into the house, but Aurelia convinces them to keep the baby, whom she names Amy Snow. Amy is brought up as a second-class citizen, despised by Vennaways, but she and Aurelia are as close as sisters. When Aurelia dies at the age of twenty-three, she leaves Amy ten pounds, and the Vennaways immediately banish Amy from their home. But Aurelia left her much more. Amy soon receives a packet that contains a rich inheritance and a letter from Aurelia revealing she had kept secrets from Amy, secrets that she wants Amy to know. From the grave she sends Amy on a treasure hunt from one end of England to the other: a treasure hunt that only Amy can follow. Ultimately, a life-changing discovery awaits...if only Amy can unlock the secret. In the end, Amy escapes the Vennaways, finds true love, and learns her dearest friend’s secret, a secret that she will protect for the rest of her life. An abandoned baby, a treasure hunt, a secret. As Amy sets forth on her quest, readers will be swept away by this engrossing gem of a novel—the wonderful debut by newcomer Tracy Rees.

Birdcage Walk

A Novel
Author: Kate Riordan
Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 1938120671
Category: Fiction
Page: 378
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A murder mystery set in Edwardian London, based on a true historical crime, by the author of Fiercombe Manor. George Woolfe is a young working class East London printmaker in the early 1900s. Frustrated by the constraints of his class and station, he sees an opportunity to escape when he by chance meets Charles Booth, author of one of the most comprehensive social surveys of London ever undertaken, who spots a birdcage George has crafted and inquires about buying it. But this auspicious encounter has tragic consequences for George. Within six months, he has been charged with the murder of a young woman . . . Set at the dawning of a new century, when the rigid class and gender boundaries of the Victorian age were soon to shift and realign, Birdcage Walk is a historical novel that vividly brings to life a real-life murder and the possible miscarriage of justice that followed it.

Fever at Dawn


Author: Péter Gárdos
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544770331
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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“Fever at Dawn has the sweetness of The Rosie Project and the pathos of The Fault in Our Stars . . . A book to fall in love with.” — Herald Sun It’s 1945 and Miklós is looking for a wife. The fact that he has six months left to live doesn’t discourage him — he isn’t one to let small problems like that stand in the way, especially not after he’s survived a concentration camp. Currently marooned in an all-male sanatorium in Sweden, and desperate to get out, he acquires the names of the 117 Hungarian women also recovering in Sweden and writes each of them a letter in his beautiful cursive hand. Luckily for him, Lili decides to write back. Drawn from the real-life letters of Péter Gárdos’s parents, and reminiscent of the film Life Is Beautiful,Fever at Dawn is a vibrant, ribald, and unforgettable tale, showing the death-defying power of the human will to live and to love. “At once heartrending and lighthearted, this romance covers enormous ground in love and war, joy and tragedy.” — Shelf Awareness, starred review “A riveting and high-spirited journey from the brink of death toward life, [Fever at Dawn] asserts the power of love.” — Julie Orringer, author of The Invisible Bridge

Eliza Waite

A Novel
Author: Ashley Sweeney
Publisher: She Writes Press
ISBN: 1631520598
Category: Fiction
Page: 344
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2017 Nancy Pearl Book Award After the tragic death of her husband and son on a remote island in Washington’s San Juan Islands, Eliza Waite joins the throng of miners, fortune hunters, business owners, con men, and prostitutes traveling north to the Klondike in the spring of 1898. When Eliza arrives in Skagway, Alaska, she has less than fifty dollars to her name and not a friend in the world—but with some savvy, and with the help of some unsavory characters, Eliza opens a successful bakery on Skagway’s main street and befriends a madam at a neighboring bordello. Occupying this space—a place somewhere between traditional and nontraditional feminine roles—Eliza awakens emotionally and sexually. But when an unprincipled man from her past turns up in Skagway, Eliza is fearful that she will be unable to conceal her identity and move forward with her new life. Using Gold Rush history, diary entries, and authentic pioneer recipes, Eliza Waite transports readers to the sights sounds, smells, and tastes of a raucous and fleeting era of American history.

The Female Brain


Author: Louann Brizendine, M.D.
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780767928410
Category: Science
Page: 304
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Since Dr. Brizendine wrote The Female Brain ten years ago, the response has been overwhelming. This New York Times bestseller has been translated into more than thirty languages, has sold nearly a million copies between editions, and has most recently inspired a romantic comedy starring Whitney Cummings and Sofia Vergara. And its profound scientific understanding of the nature and experience of the female brain continues to guide women as they pass through life stages, to help men better understand the girls and women in their lives, and to illuminate the delicate emotional machinery of a love relationship. Every brain begins as a female brain. It only becomes male eight weeks after conception, when excess testosterone shrinks the communications center, reduces the hearing cortex, and makes the part of the brain that processes sex twice as large. Louann Brizendine, M.D. is a pioneering neuropsychiatrist who brings together the latest findings to show how the unique structure of the female brain determines how women think, what they value, how they communicate, and whom they’ll love. Brizendine reveals the neurological explanations behind why • A woman remembers fights that a man insists never happened • A teen girl is so obsessed with her looks and talking on the phone • Thoughts about sex enter a woman’s brain once every couple of days but enter a man’s brain about once every minute • A woman knows what people are feeling, while a man can’t spot an emotion unless somebody cries or threatens bodily harm • A woman over 50 is more likely to initiate divorce than a man Women will come away from this book knowing that they have a lean, mean communicating machine. Men will develop a serious case of brain envy.

Betting The House

The Inside Story of the 2017 Election
Author: Tim Ross,Tom McTague
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
ISBN: 1785903233
Category: Political Science
Page: 356
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On 18th April 2017, Theresa May stunned Britain by announcing a snap election. With poll leads of more than 20 points over Jeremy Corbyn’s divided Labour Party, the first Tory landslide since Margaret Thatcher’s day seemed certain. Seven weeks later, Tory dreams had turned to dust. Instead of the 100-seat victory she’d been hoping for, May had lost her majority, leaving Parliament hung and her premiership hanging by a thread. Labour MPs, meanwhile, could scarcely believe their luck. Far from delivering the wipe-out that most predicted, Corbyn’s popular, anti-austerity agenda won the party 30 seats, cementing his position as leader and denying May the right to govern alone. This timely and indispensable book gets to the bottom of why the Tories failed, and how Corbyn’s Labour overcame impossible odds to emerge closer to power than at any election since the era of Tony Blair. Who was to blame for the Tories’ mistakes? How could so many politicians and pollsters fail to see what was coming? And what was the secret of Corbyn’s apparently unstoppable rise? Through new interviews and candid private accounts from key players, political journalists Tim Ross and Tom McTague set out to answer these questions and more, piecing together the inside story of this most dramatic and important of elections.

The Velvet Hours


Author: Alyson Richman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425266265
Category: FICTION
Page: 384
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As Paris teeters on the edge of the German Occupation, a young French woman closes the door to her late grandmother's treasure-filled apartment, unsure if she'll ever return. Inspired by the true account of an abandoned Parisian apartment, Alyson Richman brings to life the stories of courtesan Marthe de Florian, her granddaughter Solange Beaugiron, and the unlikely relationship between two women who pursue freedom and independence during uncertain times.

Middle Age Beauty

Soulful Secrets from a Former Face Model Living Botox Free in her Forties
Author: Machel Shull
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 178099575X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 221
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"MIDDLE AGE BEAUTY: Soulful secrets from a former face model living Botox free in her forties," features insightful interviews with experts on psychology, health and meditation. While sharing her own first-hand account of how she discovered these tips in her early days as a model in Los Angeles, Machel also shares her vulnerable moments as a woman. This book confronts the acceptance of face fillers and asks the reader to embrace their soul, health and beauty before using synthetic methods to alter their natural self. Also find out: Why Botox can actually accelerate aging. Why you should be cultivating new friendships. Why women make better leaders than men. Why you should never lie about your age. What is the one-dollar wrinkle reducer you need to be toting in your purse? And why you should never stop dreaming at any age. Machel shares twenty years of her personal experience as a face model and actress for the foundation to these soulful secrets. Learn how to have more fun, develop new friendships and why you should think twice before leaving the house in your sweats ever again. Read this book to discover how to unlock the balance to health, soul and while embracing your own natural beauty.

The Power of Kindness

The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life
Author: Piero Ferrucci
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143129279
Category: Psychology
Page: 352
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"When The Power of Kindness first appeared in 2006 it thrilled and challenged readers with one audacious promise: your acts of generosity and decency are the secret to a fuller, more satisfying life. Kindness is not some squishy virtue but the key to your own happiness... This new edition [features] a complete new chapter by Piero Ferrucci on harmlessness, which joins his other chapters such as honesty, warmth, and loyalty. In addition, Ferrucci contributes a substantial new introduction and selection of techniques, meditations, and exercises"--

The Intercom Conspiracy


Author: Eric Ambler
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0307950069
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Thirty years after Eric Ambler introduced the world to his unlikely hero, the academic and novelist Charles Latimer, in A Coffin for Dimitrios, Latimer returns in The Intercom Conspiracy. Now a successful, bestselling author on the trail of a new book, Latimer steps in to help Theodore Carter, the hapless, hard-drinking editor of Intercom, a small, international political newspaper, investigate his bosses and the sources of the secrets he’s publishing. It was recently purchased by two magnates who are, unbeknownst to the frazzled Carter, chief intelligence officers in two minor NATO countries. Not all of Intercom’s readers are happy with some recent stories, which are surprisingly more truthful and a lot more dangerous than the rumors and fictions that used to fill its pages—and some of those readers will go to any length to keep their secrets safe. As Latimer and Carter get closer to the truth, they realize they’re jeopardizing more than just their careers.

Countdown to Pearl Harbor

The Twelve Days to the Attack
Author: Steve Twomey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476776466
Category: History
Page: 384
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"A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter chronicles the 12 days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, examining the miscommunications, clues, missteps and racist assumptions that may have been behind America's failure to safeguard against the tragedy,"--NoveList.

The Chosen Queen


Author: Joanna Courtney
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447280776
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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The Queens of the Conquest trilogy 1066. Three Queens. One Crown. As a young woman in England's royal court, Edyth, granddaughter of Lady Godiva, dreams of marrying for love. But political matches are rife while King Edward is still without an heir and the future of England is uncertain. When Edyth's family are exiled to the wild Welsh court, she falls in love with the charismatic King of Wales - but their romance comes at a price and she is catapulted onto the opposing side of a bitter feud with England. Edyth's only allies are Earl Harold Godwinson and his handfasted wife, Lady Svana. As the years pass, Edyth finds herself elevated to a position beyond even her greatest expectations. She enjoys both power and wealth but as her star rises the lines of love and duty become more blurred than she could ever have imagined. As 1066 dawns, Edyth is asked to make an impossible choice. Her decision is one that has the power to change the future of England forever . . . The Chosen Queen by Joanna Courtney is the perfect blend of history, fast-paced plot and sweeping romance with a cast of strong female characters - an unforgettable read. Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Chadwick and Philippa Gregory.

Rare Objects

A Novel
Author: Kathleen Tessaro
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062357565
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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In Depression-era Boston, a city divided by privilege and poverty, two unlikely friends are bound by a dangerous secret in this mesmerizing work of historical fiction from the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfume Collector. Maeve Fanning is a first generation Irish immigrant, born and raised among the poor, industrious Italian families of Boston’s North End by her widowed mother. Clever, capable, and as headstrong as her red hair suggests, she’s determined to better herself despite the overwhelming hardships of the Great Depression. However, Maeve also has a dangerous fondness for strange men and bootleg gin—a rebellious appetite that soon finds her spiraling downward, leading a double life. When the strain proves too much, Maeve becomes an unwilling patient in a psychiatric hospital, where she strikes up a friendship with an enigmatic young woman, who, like Maeve, is unable or unwilling to control her un-lady-like desire for freedom. Once out, Maeve faces starting over again. Armed with a bottle of bleach and a few white lies, she lands a job at an eccentric antiques shop catering to Boston’s wealthiest and most peculiar collectors. Run by an elusive English archeologist, the shop is a haven of the obscure and incredible, providing rare artifacts as well as unique access to the world of America’s social elite. While delivering a purchase to the wealthy Van der Laar family, Maeve is introduced to beautiful socialite Diana Van der Laar—only to discover she’s the young woman from the hospital. Reunited with the charming but increasingly unstable Diana and pursued by her attractive brother James, Mae becomes more and more entwined with the Van der Laar family—a connection that pulls her into a world of moral ambiguity and deceit, and ultimately betrayal. Bewitched by their wealth and desperate to leave her past behind, Maeve is forced to unearth her true values and discover how far she’ll to go to reinvent herself.

The Dress Thief

one secret could destroy everything she holds dear...
Author: Natalie Meg Evans
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848665903
Category: Design
Page: 528
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'Wonderful! I didn't want to put this book down' Amazon reviewer. Perfect for fans of The Keeper of Lost Things, Island of Secrets and Amy Snow. Alix Gower may be poor but she's also ambitious, and she'd do anything to secure her dream job in one of Paris' premier fashion houses. But Alix also has a secret: she supports her family by stealing from the very houses she so adores. Then Alix is unexpectedly given a break - a way to support her elderly grandmother and a future she can believe in . . . but it comes at a terrible price. Will Alix risk her reputation, her relationships and even her personal safety for a dream? And is the handsome English reporter she keeps bumping into really to be trusted? The Dress Thief is an award-winning, atmospheric novel about love, dreams and betrayal.

30-Second Medicine

The 50 Crucial Milestones, Treatments and Technologies in the History of Health, Each Explained in Half a Minute
Author: Gabrielle M. Finn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1782404554
Category:
Page: 160
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What does the Hippocratic oath actually say? Who originally discovered antibiotics? And is it true that technology now allows reconstructive surgery to use customized 3D-printed body parts? Find out the answers to these questions and many others in 30-Second Medicine, an intriguing visit to the world of illness and those who treat it. It takes the reader on an engrossing journey from the first "medicines", drawn direct from the natural world , to today's keyhole surgery, bionic limbs, and breakthrough drug treatments. It's an essential and engaging read for anyone who wants to know more about the contemporary state of medicine, and where it may go next.