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The Urchin's Song

By Rita Bradshaw
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Rita Bradshaw
Can one young woman's beautiful voice save her from a life of destitution? Rita Bradshaw writes a captivating saga in The Urchin's Song, a gritty tale of family, escapism and an incredible talent. Perfect for fans of Kitty Neale and Josephine Cox.'Rita Bradshaw fully deserves her new Cookson rating... Josie's tale will echo in your heart long after you have turned the last page' - Northern Echo The approach of the twentieth century means little to Josie Burns and her family; living in Sunderland's slum area, they battle dirt, cold and hunger on a daily basis. Josie's brothers and sisters are terrified of their violent alcoholic father, but Josie is not like the rest, for she has something that will enable her to rise out of the slums: a beautiful singing voice, with which even as a child she earns enough pennies to keep her father happy. When she discovers that her father is trying to put her younger sister, Gertie, on the game, Josie and Gertie flee the family home, taking refuge with a friend. By educating herself and taking singing lessons, Josie starts on the journey to success and security - but can she also find love? What readers are saying about The Urchin's Song: 'Once you start reading this novel you won't be able to put it down, all the characters come to life''One of the best books I have read in a while... I was gripped from the start until the very last page''Enjoyable story with lots of twists and turns'
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The Urban Rajah's Curry Memoirs

By Ivor Peters
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Ivor Peters
Curry has become an integral part of our staple diet but few of us are aware of what 'authentic' means when it comes to Britain's favourite food - how it is cooked and what makes it so sublime. Instead we have been patronised with dumbed-down versions of wonderfully spiced dishes through the provision of gooey mixtures that slime their way out of jars. 'No more!' cries self-proclaimed Urban Rajah Ivor Peters. The search for homemade, straightforward fragrant food ends here.Packed full of inspiring stories and generations-old recipes, this book opens the door into a world of family cooking that will teach us how to cook delicious curry in our own homes. So put down that jar of low-fat chicken tikka masala, rip up your takeaway menu and let Ivor lead you through a journey of spice that will leave you revelling in colour, yearning for the delicate smells of cardamom and cinnamon and desperate to tear a chapatti to shreds and plunge it into a curry feast of your own making.
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  • Upon the Ashen Blade (The Copper Promise: Part IV)

    By Jen Williams
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    Jen Williams
    Part IV of THE COPPER PROMISE, the first in the exhilarating British Fantasy Award-nominated Copper Cat Trilogy. Epic fantasy for fans of Robin Hobb and Jay Kristoff's Nevernight series. 'A fast-paced and original new voice in heroic fantasy' Adrian Tchaikovsky , author of Children of Time Demons and gods, revenge and lies, and still the dragon moves slowly north. Wydrin, Sebastian and Frith now have the tools that could end the destruction, but a vast army lies between them and victory, and time is running out. The race is on to stop Y'Ruen before all of Ede is under her flame.The complete novel, THE COPPER PROMISE, is available from Headline in Paperback and Ebook
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    The Unsung Hero: Troubleshooters 1

    By Suzanne Brockmann
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    Suzanne Brockmann
    Troubleshooters: They Never Let You Down. The first addictive romantic suspense novel in New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooters series, filled with thrilling adventure, excitement and passion. In THE UNSUNG HERO, Lieutenant Tom Paoletti faces a fight with the enemy of his nightmares if he is to have a chance of a life with the woman of his dreams, Kelly Ashton.After a near-fatal head injury, Navy SEAL Lieutenant Tom Paoletti is ordered to take a leave of absence from his team. Although it's the last thing he wants, Tom decides to make the best of a visit home to New England - and a chance to reconnect with childhood sweetheart Kelly Ashton. Kelly, now a doctor, has returned home to lick her wounds following a failed marriage but she has never forgotten Tom, the once infamous bad boy of the town. When Tom catches a terrifying glimpse of an international terrorist in their hometown, and the Navy dismisses the danger as injury-induced imaginings, Kelly is the one person who never doubts him. Creating his own makeshift counterterrorist team from his most loyal officers and the town's residents, Tom knows they must save the day if he is to have one last chance for happiness with Kelly...
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    Unspoken: A chilling psychological thriller with a shocking twist

    By Samantha Hayes
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    Samantha Hayes
    Mary Marshall would do anything for her daughter Julia. A devoted grandmother to Julia's children, she's always been the rock her family can rely on. Until now. Mary has a past Julia knows nothing about, and it's come back to haunt her. Julia's husband Murray French is walking a tightrope. A solicitor struggling with an alcohol problem, he's about to lose his wife and his children to another man: someone successful, someone they deserve. Someone who's everything he's not. Can he ever get his family back? Just when Julia thinks life is starting to turn around, she stumbles upon the brutalised body of a girl she teaches. And as the terrible present starts to shed light on her mother's past, Julia realises her family's nightmare is only just beginning...
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    Unspeakable

    By Kevin O'Brien
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    Kevin O'Brien
    A chilling read from king of the Seattle serial killer thriller and New York Times bestseller, Kevin O'Brien. Perfect for fans of Chris Carter, Karin Slaughter and Mary Burton.A family of four murdered in their hotel room. A single mother and her boyfriend stabbed to death. A sordid past of crimes repeated - decades apart.Therapist Olivia Barker has heard things, distressing stories that keep her up at night, disturbing details that only a killer would know - a killer who could be one of her patients.As the body count rises, so do Olivia's fears. A rock is thrown through her window, her car tires slashed, a chilling message scrawled across her bathroom mirror. Olivia knows she's getting closer to uncovering the truth. But it could be the last thing she'll ever know...
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  • The Unquiet Grave (DI Damen Brook 4)

    By Steven Dunne
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    Steven Dunne
    The past can't stay hidden forever...The Cold Case Unit of Derby Constabulary feels like a morgue to DI Damen Brook. But in disgrace and recently back from suspension, his boss thinks it's the safest place for him. But Brook isn't going down without a fight and when he uncovers a pattern in a series of murders that date back to 1963, he is forced to dig deeper. How could a killer stay undetected for so long? Could it be luck or are more sinister forces at work?Applying his instincts and razor sharp intelligence, Brook delves deep into the past of both suspects and colleagues unsure where the hunt will lead him. What he does know for sure is that a significant date is approaching fast and the killer may be about to strike again...
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  • Unnatural Justice (Oz Blackstone series, Book 7)

    By Quintin Jardine
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    Quintin Jardine
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    Unlock Yourself (The Desires Unlocked Trilogy E-Short Part 0.5)

    By Evie Blake
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    Evie Blake
    For fans of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY and BARED TO YOU comes an irresistible free gift: a romantic and sensuous e-short, the prequel to LIBERATE YOURSELF, Part One of Evie Blake's addictive, intensely passionate DESIRES UNLOCKED trilogy.Let Evie Blake draw you into the seductive world of one young woman, as she wanders the glittering wintry streets of Berlin on a quest to unlock the deepest, most secret part of herself. She unwittingly stumbles upon a place where she can explore her most erotic fantasies - and experience the most loving, intensely romantic liaison she has ever known. Gorgeously romantic and sizzling with heat and desire, UNLOCK YOURSELF is the perfect introduction to the world of the DESIRES UNLOCKED trilogy.
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    The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes

    By Jennifer Crusie, Eileen Dreyer, Anne Stuart
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    Jennifer Crusie, Eileen Dreyer, Anne Stuart
    Ever wanted a charmed life? Meet the Miss Fortunes. First, Dee. Spends a lot of time trying to control her sisters, her passions and her shape-shifting. especially when gorgeous Danny James is about. Then, Lizzie. Determined to save the family from ruin, even if it means causing chaos in the cosmos (and messing with a handsome sorcerer's heart). Finally, Mare. Possessor of telekinetic powers, self-proclaimed Queen of the Universe. and manager of the local Value Video. The last thing she needs is the ex-boyfriend who broke her heart to come strolling back into town. They're about to have the worst weekend of their lives. Unless they can figure out how the hell to work their magic powers.
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    Unforgettable: An It Girl Novel

    Since Jenny arrived at Waverly Academy and set out on her mission to become it, she's certainly made an impact! From stealing her roommate's boyfriend to making an enemy of the notorious Tinsley Carmichael, she's always given the girls something to talk about. But old rivalries are about to make way for new friendships as Dumbarton's residents embrace the sharing-is-caring vibe at the newly founded Women of Waverly club. There are some pretty juicy topics up for discussion and even juicier topics being kept under wraps. For now...
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    Underwater Puppies

    By Seth Casteel
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    Seth Casteel
    The world fell in love with swimming canines in Seth Casteel's first book, Underwater Dogs. Now, in more than 80 previously unpublished portraits of underwater puppies, we see man's best friends at their most playful and exuberant. Each vibrant and colourful underwater image shows off the wild and sublime range of emotions of puppies, cute and irresistible to the very last.
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    Underwater Dogs

    By Seth Casteel
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    Seth Casteel
    Underwater Dogs is award-winning pet photographer Seth Casteel's exploration of the world of man's best friend. Whether they are swimming, diving, fetching or exploring below the water's surface, Seth's remarkable ability to interact with his subjects has allowed him to create a wealth of extraordinary images. With over 80 photographs of dogs of every size, shape and breed in a variety of moods - silly, focussed, surprised, primal - this is a truly unique depiction of our canine companions.
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    Underwater Babies

    By Seth Casteel
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    Seth Casteel
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    Underwater Dogs (Kids Edition)

    By Seth Casteel
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    Seth Casteel
    Dive right into this kids edition of Seth Casteel's amazing Underwater Dogs. With colorful photographs of the cutest canines chasing after their favourite toys and hilarious, joyful rhymes, this is a special treat for kids and adults alike.
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    Under the Bonnet

    By Cathy Woodman
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    Cathy Woodman
    When your family fails its MOT, it's time to look Under the Bonnet...Juliet wonders whether she can ever reignite the missing spark in her marriage to Andy in Under the Bonnet, Cathy Woodman's refreshing debut. Not to be missed by fans of Jo Thomas and Phillipa Ashley. 'Great fun' - Bookseller With a struggling second-hand car dealership in South London, Juliet and Andy Wyevale don't have it easy. And it's not just the business that needs a jump-start - their marriage could do with an overhaul too. Andy's always too busy with work to help with the kids, and what's more, he's losing his hair and developing a paunch. Although Juliet loves her husband dearly, she knows the passion leaked out of their marriage a while ago. So when Andy hires a new mechanic, who bears more than a passing resemblance to Antonio Banderas and who has 'a thing' for older women, the sparks begin to fly. Will Juliet throw it all away for a man who looks great in an oily vest and tight jeans? Or will she realise that her family needs her now more than ever?What readers are saying about Under the Bonnet:'Fantastically written - full of humour and wit, I couldn't put the book down''Once you start this book you will immediately take the characters to heart''I loved it! I really connected with the characters and would recommend it'
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  • Under the Eagle (Eagles of the Empire 1)

    By Simon Scarrow
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    Simon Scarrow
    IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME!UNDER THE EAGLE is the gripping first novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling EAGLES OF THE EMPIRE series. A must read for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. Praise for Simon Scarrow's compelling novels: 'Gripping and moving' The TimesAD 42, Germany. Tough, brutal and unforgiving. That's how new recruit Cato is finding life in the Roman Second Legion. He may have contacts in high places, but he could really use a friend amongst his fellow soldiers right now.Cato has been promoted above his comrades at the order of the Emperor and is deeply resented by the other men. But he quickly earns the respect of his Centurion, Macro, a battle-hardened veteran as rough and ready as Cato is quick-witted and well-educated. They are poles apart, but soon realise they have a lot to learn from one another.On a campaign to Britannia - a land of utter barbarity - an enduring friendship begins. But as they undertake a special mission to thwart a conspiracy against the Emperor they rapidly find themselves in a desperate fight to survive...
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    Under an Amber Sky

    By Pamela Evans
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    Pamela Evans
    Two sisters manage to escape their tragic beginnings, but heartbreak is never far away. A wonderfully eventful and colourful picture of life in wartime London, Under an Amber Sky is a compelling wartime tale from much-loved saga writer, Pam Evans. Perfect for fans of Sheila Newberry and Dilly Court.For the Porters and the Mills, family and friendship are the glue that binds everything together. So when the Porters' home is destroyed in the Blitz and only seventeen-year-old Nell and her little sister Pansy survive, all their lives are shattered. Peg Mills is determined to look after her best friend's daughters and, in time, the girls begin to thrive - Pansy, evacuated to the countryside and to Peg's loving mother, and Nell in her new job at the local newspaper. But trouble is on its way. Nell discovers her handsome suitor Gus Granger is hiding a dangerous secret. And, just when she needs him the most, her closest confidant Ed Mills is declared missing in action. Nell suddenly realises that Ed means much more to her than just a friend. But will she ever see him again to tell him her true feelings? What readers are saying about Under an Amber Sky: 'Brilliant read, couldn't put it down, you really feel for the characters in the story and can imagine vividly what it must have been like to live through those dark days and the lengths people went to' 'Brilliant book, keeps you guessing from the beginning to the end. The best book I have read in a long time' 'A lovely, easy read in true Pamela Evans style. Her characters are totally believable and you can't help but get involved in their lives'
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    Under a Brighter Sky

    By Wendy Robertson
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    Wendy Robertson
    A family feud and one fateful night result in tragedy... Under a Brighter Sky is a powerful and evocative saga by Wendy Robertson that tells the tale of two families, a bitter rivalry and the dramatic repercussions of one dark night. Perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin and Katie Flynn.The Catholic Farrells and the non-conformist McNaughtons live in the same Durham mining village. It is only when the Farrells' Aunt Biddy arrives from Ireland that the two clans finally meet, albeit disastrously. After this meeting it is the McNaughtons who are forced to look after Aunt Biddy and although Greg's family is divided by Biddy's presence, his thoughts remain with Biddy's bright young niece, Shona Farrell. It's at Shona's insistence that they all spend Christmas together. But the events of Boxing Night, when Margaret McNaughton is found wandering the streets and a local prostitute is murdered, leaves the finger of guilt pointing at Tommo Farrell. Distraught, Shona follows Tommo's trail to Manchester, a trail which Douglas McNaughton is treading for reasons of his own... What readers are saying about Wendy Robertson: 'The gift of a true writer is in the telling of stories and characters that stay with you long after you close the book - and Wendy Robertson is one of those writers''A skilful, imaginative novelist''Five stars'
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