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A Discovery of Witches

Deborah Harkness
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Deborah Harkness

An epic, richly inventive, historically sweeping, magical romance.When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it's an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. Now Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she's kept at bay for years; one of powerful witches, creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires. Sensing the significance of Diana's discovery, the creatures gather in Oxford, among them the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, a vampire genticist. Diana is inexplicably drawn to Matthew and, in a shadowy world of half-truths and old enmities, ties herself to him without fully understanding the ancient line they are crossing. As they begin to unlock the secrets of the manuscript and their feelings for each other deepen, so the fragile balance of peace unravels...

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The Only Way is Up

Carole Matthews
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Carole Matthews

What do you do when there's nothing left to lose?Lily and Laurence Lamont-Jones had it all: lavish holidays in exotic locations, a top private school for their two children and a beautiful home in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Then Laurence loses his job, and their house and all their belongings are repossessed. With nowhere else to go, the family move into a flea-ridden council house on a notoriously rough estate and start to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives. But will Lily's dream of returning to a world of luxury ever come true - or have her priorities changed? For with the help of new friends, a little luck and a lot of determination she's about to learn what really matters.

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Welcome to the Real World

Carole Matthews
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Carole Matthews

Fern Kendal has the voice of an angel but, as a badly paid barmaid and pub singer, her talent is wasted. All she needs is a break, but in the real world she knows that'll never happen. Evan David's exquisite tones have enthralled opera buffs throughout the world. But what Evan needs now is a break - from it all. When Fern takes a job as Evan's PA their opposite worlds collide and neither is prepared for the dramatic effect they will have on each other...

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Tilly Trotter Widowed

Catherine Cookson
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Catherine Cookson
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With or Without You

Carole Matthews
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Carole Matthews

When Jake tells Lyssa it's not working, she knows he's not talking about the toaster. What she doesn't realise is that he has been seduced by another woman.Lyssa's immediate reaction is to sob into her pillow and wait for Jake to come home with his tail between his legs. But slowly she understands that's not an option. In a bid to escape, she embarks on a trekking holiday in Nepal. Her sister teases her that she'll meet a hairy-arsed yak shepherd - but it never occurs to Lyssa that in the Himalayan foothills she might fall in love...

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A Minor Indiscretion

Carole Matthews
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Carole Matthews

Carole Matthews' bestselling romantic comedy is reissued with a stunning new cover design.Happily married with three children, Ali Kingston can't believe that a quick cappuccino in a Covent Garden café will turn her life upside down. But then it isn't every day that a gorgeous street artist, fifteen years her junior, falls at her feet. When Ali's husband, Ed, finds out that she's spent time with another man, he's sure there's more to it than meets the eye. And what started as a minor indiscretion soon turns into something major...

Bateman

Bateman was a journalist in Northern Ireland before becoming a full-time writer. His first novel, DIVORCING JACK, won the Betty Trask Prize, and all his novels have been critically acclaimed. He wrote the screenplays for the feature films DIVORCING JACK and WILD ABOUT HARRY and the popular TV series MURPHY'S LAW starring James Nesbitt. Bateman lives in Ireland with his family.

Carole Matthews

Carole Matthews' fabulously funny romantic fiction enthrals readers throughout the world. She is a USA Today and Sunday Times bestseller and her work has been translated into twenty languages and sold to Hollywood. Carole lives in Milton Keynes with her partner, lovely Kev. When she's not writing her novels, she travels to far-flung places, chats to her fans on Facebook and eats chocolate.

Cathy Kelly

Cathy Kelly is a number one international bestselling author. She worked as a journalist before becoming a novelist, and has published eleven novels. She is an Ambassador for Unicef in Ireland, helping to raise awareness of the plight of twelve million children orphaned across Africa through AIDS. She lives in Wicklow with her family.

Jack Kilborn

Jack Kilborn prefers not to share personal details about his life. He may be living anywhere. Possibly near you. Visit him at www.jackkilborn.com

James Patterson And Peter De Jonge

James Patterson's previous international number one bestsellers include ALONG CAME A SPIDER, KISS THE GIRLS, JACK AND JILL, CAT AND MOUSE, WHEN THE WIND BLOWS, POP GOES THE WEASEL, CRADLE AND ALL, ROSES ARE RED, 1ST TO DIE, and his most recent, VIOLETS ARE BLUE. KISS THE GIRLS was filmed by Paramount Pictures and became a number one hit movie, and the film version of ALONG CAME A SPIDER was released in 2001. Peter de Jonge wrote MIRACLE ON THE 17TH GREEN with James Patterson.

Louise Penny

Louise Penny has worked for many years for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, with expertise in hard news and current affairs. She was born and raised in Toronto, but now lives in a picturesque village in Quebec with her husband. She is the recipient of the CWA New Blood Dagger for Crime Fiction, the CWC Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel, the Agatha Award for Best Novel and the Anthony Award for Best First Novel. For more information on Louise Penny and the C. I. Gamache crime series, visit her website www.louisepenny.com.

Manda Scott

Manda Scott is a veterinary surgeon, writer and climber, not necessarily in that order. Born and educated in Scotland, she trained at the Glasgow Vet School and now lives and works in Suffolk. Her first novel, Hen's Teeth, hailed by Fay Weldon as 'a new voice for a new world', won widespread critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the 1997 Orange Prize.

Patrick Quinlan

Patrick Quinlan was the youngest child in a big, noisy, New York Irish-American family. Ten minutes late to supper and the food was all gone. Other kids in the neighbourhood wanted to become cops, or firemen, or crime kingpins. Patrick wanted to become Jimi Hendrix. At an early age, he became an accomplished and incorrigible liar, eventually finding work that made good use of this talent - journalist, political operative, copywriter, and now novelist... He lives on the coast of Maine.

Sarra Manning

Sarra Manning is a teen queen extraordinaire. She spent five yearsworking on the legendary but now sadly defunct UK teen mag, J17, firstas a writer and then as Entertainment Editor. She then joined thelaunch team of teen fashion bible Ellegirl UK, which she later went onto edit and has consulted on a wide range of other youth titlesincluding Bliss, The Face and More.Sarra was most recently editor of BBC's What To Wear magazine. She'snow advises a number of UK magazine publishers as well as writingfeatures and a monthly column for ELLE UK and is a regular contributorto Grazia and Red magazines. Sarra has also contributed to TheGuardian, ES Magazine, Seventeen, Details and Heat and wrote the ShopBitch column for Time Out London. Sarra lives in North London with herdevoted dog, Dino, the mongrel she saved from an untimely death.http://sarramanning.blogspot.com

Sue Cook

Sue Cook is one of the UK's favourite television and radio broadcasters, known to television viewers for shows such as the BBC's Crimewatch UK, the annual Children In Need appeal and Holiday, and to BBC Radio 4 listeners for Making History. She lives in London.

Trevanian -

Trevanian was the pen name of Dr Rodney William Whitaker. After exploding onto the bestseller lists with two thrillers, THE EIGER SANCTION (1972) and THE LOO SANCTION (1973), Trevanian followed with the bestsellers THE MAIN (1976), SHIBUMI (1979) and THE SUMMER OF KATYA (1983). After a fifteen year absence he reappeared as an author with INCIDENT AT TWENTY-MILE (1998), HOTNIGHT IN THE CITY (2000) and THE CRAZY LADIES OF PEARL STREET (2005). He died in 2005.

Trevanian Trevanian

Trevanian was the pen name of Dr Rodney William Whitaker. After exploding onto the bestseller lists with two thrillers, THE EIGER SANCTION (1972) and THE LOO SANCTION (1973), Trevanian followed with the bestsellers THE MAIN (1976), SHIBUMI (1979) and THE SUMMER OF KATYA (1983). After a fifteen year absence he reappeared as an author with INCIDENT AT TWENTY-MILE (1998), HOTNIGHT IN THE CITY (2000) and THE CRAZY LADIES OF PEARL STREET (2005). He died in 2005.

Vena Cork

Vena Cork is originally from Lancashire, but has lived in London all her adult life. She attended Homerton College, Cambridge, where she was a member of Cambridge Footlights. She is married to the art critic Richard Cork and lives in North West London.

Natalie Young

Natalie Young was born in 1976. She studied English at Bristol University and published her first novel, We All Ran Into the Sunlight, in 2011 while working as the Arts and Books Editor of Prospect Magazine. For several years before that she worked on The Times and contributed regularly to the Books section and to the Saturday Review. She has lived in France, Italy and Australia. She currently lives in London with her two children.