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    • Publication date:13 Dec 2018

The Cat Sanctuary

By Patrick Gale

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An entertaining, warm and quirky novel of families, secrets and the truth of love - 'A powerful and moving novel' Independent on Sunday

An entertaining, warm and quirky novel of families, secrets and the truth of love - 'A powerful and moving novel' Independent on Sunday

'Engrossing . . . Gale is a charmingly idiosyncratic writer who could not write a cliché if he tried' Daily Telegraph

Judith shares her life with her partner Joanna on the lonely wilds of Bodmin Moor, far from the memories and trauma of her childhood. But when Judith's sister, Deborah, is tragically widowed, the women agree to meet. And what is intended to be a harmonious reunion turns into an entanglement of resentment, jealousy and desire, as aspects of the past force themselves into an uneasy present, with some surprising results.

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  • ISBN: 9781472255617
  • Publication date: 13 Dec 2018
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  • Imprint: Tinder Press
Engrossing . . . Gale is a charmingly idiosyncratic writer who could not write a cliché if he tried — Daily Telegraph
[Gale] writes about difficult emotions with delicacy, perception and a rare ferocious charm — Guardian
Marvellously entertaining . . . there is a compelling sense of biting deep into the core of a bitter truth — Cosmopolitan
A powerful and moving novel — Independent on Sunday
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Survivors

G X Todd
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'Extraordinary' Lee Child'Of a piece with Stephen King's The Stand' Independent'Thrilling . . . Todd skilfully captures hope and humanity in the lives of characters whom the reader comes to care about' GuardianThe girl is in the eye of the storm. Under the red skies, a stranger is led by the voice in his head.He must find the girl. He must find the survivors.Before another gets to them first . . .Survivors is the highly anticipated third instalment in the acclaimed Voices series by G X Todd, following the spectacular novels Defender and Hunted. Good and Evil are closer than ever before in a world where the voices in your head can save or slaughter you.

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Private Lies

Muna Shehadi
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Private Lies begins the stunning Fortune's Daughters trilogy by Muna Shehadi, in which three sisters discover, after her death, that their glamorous movie star mother could never have given birth to them. This gorgeous read of family secrets, romance, and self-discovery, is perfect for fans of Lucinda Riley and Santa Montefiore.The three daughters of stunning but unstable movie star Jillian Croft and her famous acting-teacher husband, Daniel Braddock, grew up being treated as special, even after their mother's tragic death. Years later, their world is overturned when they discover a medical document suggesting Jillian could never have given birth to them.Whilst Olivia and Eve insist there's some mistake, quirky, impulsive middle sister Rosalind can't leave the matter alone. Rosalind has always felt separate from her poised, successful sisters. If she has a different birth mother, she wants to know.Investigation leads her to Leila Allerton, an opera singer from New Jersey with a vibrant, close-knit family to whom Rosalind aches to belong. At first its members warmly welcome their new neighbour - but circumstances and personalities soon clash, leaving a bewildered Rosalind unsure how they'll feel when they discover her true reason for seeking them out.Look for Eve's story in Hidden Truths and Olivia's story in Honest Secrets.

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The Six Loves of Billy Binns: the deliciously warm, wise story of a man who wants to fall in love one last time

Richard Lumsden
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Richard Lumsden

THE SIX LOVES OF BILLY BINNS is a deeply moving and honest debut set in London against the backdrop of the changing 20th century. it is reading group fiction perfect for those who loved the quirky pathos of Gail Honeyman's ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE and the humour of Rachel Joyce's THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY I remember my dreams but not where they start. Further back, I recall some of yesterday and the day before that. Then everything goes into a haze. Fragments of memories come looming back like red London buses in a pea-souper.Time plays funny tricks these days. I wait for the next memory. I wait and I wait.At 117 years old, Billy Binns is the oldest man in Europe and he knows his time is almost up. But Billy has a final wish: he wants to remember what love feels like one last time. As he looks back at the relationships that have shaped his flawed life - and the events that shaped the century - he recalls a life full of hope, mistakes, heartbreak and, above all, love.

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The Carer

Deborah Moggach
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Deborah Moggach

From the bestselling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Tulip Fever, a deliciously funny, poignant and wry novel, full of surprising twists and turns - for readers of Nina Stibbe, Anne Tyler and Muriel Spark "The Moggach miracle continues' The Times'Warm, funny and generous' IndependentJames is getting on a bit and needs full-time help. So Phoebe and Robert, his middle-aged offspring, employ Mandy, who seems willing to take him off their hands. But as James regales his family with tales of Mandy's virtues, their shopping trips, and the shared pleasure of their journeys to garden centres, Phoebe and Robert sense something is amiss. Is this really their father, the distant figure who never once turned up for a sports day, now happily chortling over cuckoo clocks and television soaps? Then something happens that throws everything into new relief, and Phoebe and Robert discover that life most definitely does not stop for the elderly. It just moves onto a very different plane - changing all the stories they thought they knew so well.

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CPR for Your Love Life

Andrew Fuller
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Andrew Fuller

CPR For Your Love Life is the perfect guide for resuscitating and renewing relationships. 'CPR' stands for Connected, Protected, Respected. In a love relationship each partner should feel these things - yet it can be difficult to sustain amidst a busy life in a busy world. Whether you are in the early stages of love or whether you've been married for years you will gain the knowledge and tools to help improve and maintain a successful relationship. From how to breathe new life into an old relationship, how to not get divorced and even how to walk away from a bad relationship, Andrew gives you the practical tools to ensure you have a happy and fulfilled life and find the right relationship for you.Complete with easy to follow diagrams, questionnaires and personality analysis, CPR For Your Love Life is an easy to follow guide to getting your relationship back on track.

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Her Husband's Mistake

Sheila O'Flanagan
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The Garden of Lost and Found

Harriet Evans
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Harriet Evans

The new novel by Sunday Times bestseller Harriet Evans will enchant her fans with this unputdownable and heart-breaking tale of a family ripped apart and the extraordinary house they called home. Harriet writes the most delicious, epic stories from the heart since Maeve Binchy and Kate Morton.Nightingale House, 1919. Liddy Horner discovers her husband, the world-famous artist Sir Edward Horner, burning his best-known painting The Garden of Lost and Found days before his sudden death. Nightingale House was the Horner family's beloved home - a gem of design created to inspire happiness - and it was here Ned painted TheGarden of Lost and Found, capturing his children on a perfect day, playing in the rambling Eden he and Liddy made for them.One magical moment. Before it all came tumbling down...When Ned and Liddy's great-granddaughter Juliet is sent the key to Nightingale House, she opens the door onto a forgotten world. The house holds its mysteries close but she is in search of answers. For who would choose to destroy what they love most? Whether Ned's masterpiece - or, in Juliet's case, her own children's happiness.Something shattered this corner of paradise. But what?Harriet Evans brings her readers home:'Heart-stopping and wonderful' Sophie Kinsella'Harriet Evans is my favourite author' Goodreads'Secrets and lies in a gorgeous idyllic setting' Prima'Reminiscent of Santa Montefiore with the emotional heart of Jojo Moyes. You'll frequently find yourself uttering the words: just one more page' CultureFlyThis brilliantly written portrait of a fascinating family in crisis is an emotionally intelligent, thoughtful and engaging read.' Daily Mail'Will make you gasp and move you to tears' Marie Claire'I was blissfully carried away by this intelligent (she's as good as the great Rosamunde Pilcher), classy and superbly executed family saga' Saga'She reels you in and then you're hooked, right to the last page' Patricia Scanlan

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The Tall Man

Phoebe Locke
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HE WAS JUST A PLAYGROUND STORY, UNTIL THEY LET HIM IN.'THE MUST-READ SUMMER CHILLER' Daily Express'IF YOU READ JUST ONE PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER THIS YEAR - MAKE IT THE TALL MAN' CultureFlyThey went looking for a story. What they found was a nightmare.It started as nothing, just a scary story passed around between schoolchildren. But for Sadie and her friends, the rumours soon became an unhealthy obsession - and the darkness all too real.Years later, Sadie's teenage daughter Amber has been charged with murder, and her trial shocks the world. How could such a young girl commit such a terrible crime?It seems the secrets of Sadie's past have come back to haunt her daughter. And the terrifying truth of what happened all those years ago is finally about to come out . . .'So creepy and chilling' Laura Marshall, Friend Request'Relentless and needle-sharp' Cara Hunter, Close to Home'Fantastic' Fiona Cummins, Rattle'Absolutely brilliant' Cass Green, In a Cottage in a Wood

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The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book

Neil Gaiman
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Neil Gaiman

The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book, containing much that is new and revelatory and even several scenes that are not actually in the final television series.Neil Gaiman's glorious reinvention of the iconic bestseller Good Omens is adapted from the internationally beloved novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman and is soon to be a massive new TV launch on Amazon Prime Video and the BBC. The series is written and show-run by Neil himself and stars David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Jon Hamm and Miranda Richardson, to name but a few. In 1990, dream literary collaborators Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman published 'the funniest book they could write' about the end of the world. Now, Neil Gaiman reinvents their groundbreaking classic for 2019 with these original shooting scripts from the show, and gives readers a unique insight into his adaptation and vision for translating this iconic novel to the screen. This all-new take on a tale about representatives of good and evil who join forces to prevent the coming apocalypse (which is scheduled to happen on a Saturday, just after tea) will be a joy for fans and new readers alike.

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Kelly Rimmer
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What would you sacrifice for love?Inspired by the author's family history, a searing page-turner of war, family secrets and a love to defy all odds. World War TwoAlina and Tomasz are childhood sweethearts. The night before he leaves for college, Tomasz proposes marriage. But when their village falls to the Nazis, Alina doesn't know if Tomasz is alive or dead.Present dayWhen Alice's cherished grandmother is hospitalised, a hidden box of mementoes reveals a tattered photo of a young man, a tiny leather shoe and a letter. Her grandmother begs Alice to return to Poland to see what became of those she held dearest. In Poland separated from her family, Alice begins to uncover the story her grandmother is so desperate to tell, and discovers a love that bloomed in the winter of 1942. As a painful family history comes to light, will the struggles of the past and present finally reach a heartbreaking resolution?Praise for Kelly Rimmer's bestelling novels: 'Kelly Rimmer tears at the heartstrings' Herald Sun'A heartbreaking story... Her characters are captivating' Daily Telegraph'Bestselling Australian author Kelly Rimmer serves up a heart-pounding dilemma for fans of Jodi Picoult' Marie Claire

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Looker

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Three Decades of Stories

Patrick Gale
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Written in the Stars

Debbie Frank
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Your life, love and destiny are... WRITTEN IN THE STARS ** DEBBIE FRANK'S ASTRO INSIGHTS BRING YOUR INNER STAR TO LIFE **In Written in the Stars Debbie Frank, renowned media astrologer, deciphers the language of the stars with wit and sincerity. Her powerful, nurturing observations will connect you to the cosmic forces guiding your destiny and empower you to live your best life. The book covers the four elements of wind, earth, fire and water as well as the 12 star signs. LIFE Discover your core personality qualities, the mantra you should live by and the key objects to keep close to you for positive energy. LOVE Know the people to surround yourself with and the tribe you belong to. Find your perfect match: how to date them, hold them or let them go. DESTINYIs your destiny written in the stars? What is your star power and what can you give to the world?* ARIES * TAURUS * GEMINI * CANCER * LEO * VIRGO * LIBRA * SCORPIO * SAGITTARIUS * CAPRICORN * AQUARIUS * PISCES It's written in the stars - your best life is about to begin!

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The Blood of Rome (Eagles of the Empire 17)

Simon Scarrow
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Take Nothing With You

Patrick Gale
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Serpentine

Laurell K. Hamilton
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Hunted

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The Perfect Girlfriend

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