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Adele Parks

Adele Parks worked in advertising until she published her first novel, PLAYING AWAY, in 2000, which was the debut bestseller of that year. All of Adele's novels have been top ten bestsellers and her work has been translated into twenty-five different languages. Adele has spent her adult life in Italy, Botswana and London until 2005 when she moved to Guildford, where she now lives with her husband and son. Adele believes reading is a basic human right, so she works closely with the Reading Agency as an Ambassador of the Six Book Challenge, a programme designed to encourage adult literacy. In 2011 she was a judge for the Costa Book Awards.

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The Image of You

Adele Parks
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The Stranger In My Home: I thought she was my daughter. I was wrong.

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The Number One eBook BestsellerWhat would YOU do if your child wasn't yours?Utterly compelling, Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks's new contemporary novel The Stranger In My Home, is sure to move, grip and delight her fans, along with readers of Liane Moriarty, Lisa Jewell and Shari Lapena. Alison is lucky and she knows it. She has the life she always craved, including a happy home with Jeff and their brilliant, vivacious teenage daughter, Katherine - the absolute centre of Alison's world.Then a knock at the door ends life as they know it.Fifteen years ago, someone else took Alison's baby from the hospital. And now Alison is facing the unthinkable.The daughter she brought home doesn't belong to her.When you have everything you dreamed of, there is everything to lose.

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Love Is A Journey: A Short Story Collection

Adele Parks
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If You Go Away

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

Glamorous debutantes, heartbreak and discovering just what is worth fighting for in the new historical novel from Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks.1914. Vivian, a young, impassioned debutante is hurried into a pedestrian marriage to cover a scandal. War breaks out on her wedding day - domestically and across Europe. Quick to escape the disappointment of matrimony, her traditionalist husband immediately enlists and Vivian has no alternative than to take up the management and running of his estate - after all, everyone is required to do their bit. Even pretty, inadequately-educated young wives.Howard, a brilliant young playwright rushes to the front to see for himself the best and the worst of humanity; he cannot imagine what the horror might be. In March 1916, when conscription becomes law, it is no longer enough for him to report on the War, it's a legal requirement that he joins the ranks. Howard refuses, becoming one of the most notorious conscientious objectors of the time. Disarmingly handsome, famous, articulate and informed, he's a threat to the government. Narrowly escaping a death sentence by agreeing to take essential work on Vivian's farm, it's only then Howard understands what is worth fighting for.Unabridged edition read by Charlotte Strevens. This MP3-CD cannot be played on all disc players. Please make sure you have access to an MP3 compatible device.

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Spare Brides

Adele Parks
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The State We're In

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

What are the odds that the stranger sitting next to you on a plane is destined to change your life? Especially when they appear to be your opposite in every way...The No. 1 ebook bestseller, The State We're In, is the stunning, emotionally powerful novel from Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks, author of The Stranger In My Home. The perfect read for fans of Jane Green and Sheila O'Flanagan. Jo is a hopeless romantic. Worried she let her soulmate slip away, she's chasing her past all the way to Chicago to break up her ex-fiancé's wedding.Dean is a resolute cynic. After a brief (but not brief enough) trip to London, he's returning to Chicago, where he moved to escape his dysfunctional past.In the time it takes to fly from London to Chicago, each finds something in the other that they didn't even realise they needed.But it's only when they get off the plane that their true journey begins...What readers are saying about The State We're In:'This book is full of surprises and twists that keep you guessing until the end. It is one of those books that I was absolutely devastated to have finished' 'You will laugh, you may cry, but on the whole it is an extremely heart-warming tale that delivers a generous dose of optimism'

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Whatever It Takes

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

What if love's not enough?Whatever It Takes is an emotionally powerful and unputdownable novel from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 ebook bestseller, The Stranger In My Home.Eloise Hamilton is a Londoner born and bred, so it is a momentous day when she reluctantly agrees to uproot to Dartmouth, leaving behind her perfect world so her husband can return to his. There are compensations, however. Her mother-in-law Margaret welcomes her with open arms, and she can still rely on best friend Sara to be her lifeline to London. But both Margaret and Sara are facing their own difficulties. Thrust into unexpected turmoil, Eloise finds she is the one holding everything together - by an ever-weakening thread. As her world implodes with the strain of being responsible for all around her, someone is bound to be overlooked. And the damage might be irreparable...Includes a preview of The Stranger In My Home, out now.What readers are saying about Whatever It Takes:'One of the best books I've read in a long time. So many twists and turns, but filled with so much love''Fantastically written and incredibly entertaining to read. There were parts that touched me, and parts that absolutely riled me but this was such a treat'

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Larger than Life

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

TRUE LOVE IS ALWAYS WORTH THE WAIT...ISN'T IT?Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 ebook bestseller, The Stranger In My Home, perfectly balances humour and heartbreak in Larger Than Life, a gripping novel of finding out what it truly means to find the love of your life...Georgina has been in love with Hugh since she was eighteen. Tall, handsome and career driven, he's everything she ever wanted - but totally out of her league. Oh, and married.Over the years, Georgina transformed herself into what she hoped Hugh would see as the ideal woman. And it paid off. At thirty-two she now has the career, the body, and at last, the man she's always desired.But her dream come true hits shaky ground when she falls pregnant. Already-father-of-two Hugh isn't overjoyed, and as Georgina grows bigger, so does the distance between them. And with the clock ticking to her baby's arrival, Georgina has to ask herself - who is the real love of her life? What readers are saying about Larger Than Life:'Her most sophisticated novel yet''Really funny and honest... made me laugh out loud in places and feel thoughtful in others. Brilliant story''What an excellent read. Another book that I just could not put down. A real page turner, I promise you'

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Playing Away

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

SHE'S PLAYING WITH FIRE...The unforgettable debut novel from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 ebook bestseller, The Stranger In My Home. Playing Away became an instant bestseller, is irresistible, unputdownable and the nearest thing you'll get to an affair without actually having one...Connie Green's life should be perfect. She's married to gentle, loving Luke, has a good job and really fabulous friends. She thinks she can't be happier.But she's just met John Harding. Spectacularly unsuitable and overwhelmingly sexy, he's about to destroy her peace of mind and her happily ever after, yet she just can't seem to resist.And to have any chance of clearing her head, Connie needs to get out of John's bed...What readers are saying about Playing Away:'A refreshingly honest look at the lives of thirty-somethings who have been through the Bridget Jones singleton era, and have moved on. Totally engaging - I couldn't put it down!''I was amused, touched, romanced, saddened and thrilled by the story from start to finish. Totally unputdownable!'

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Game Over

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

IS IT TIME TO TAKE A CHANCE ON THE GAME OF TRUE LOVE?Game Over is a brilliantly perceptive novel of the game of love and not looking for Mr Right from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 ebook bestseller, The Stranger In My Home.Steely-hearted TV producer Cas ruthlessly plays people on a daily basis.She messes with contestants' love lives on the hot new reality show Sex with an Ex, making for explosive viewing. And she shamelessly manipulates hot men into bed - making for an explosive sex life.In work and in pleasure, Cas always gets what she wants. Until she meets Darren.His unbelievable good looks would make him a sensation on the show. But his moral integrity and belief in true love mean Cas will have to work a little bit harder to persuade him to give the show - and her - a shot.After a lifetime of playing games, might her winning streak be at an end?What readers are saying about Game Over:'Full of love, sex, relationships, unrequited love with the added humour and characters everyone can relate to' 'A cut above anything of its kind. This is a hilarious, brilliant book with a great plot - don't miss out because you are bored with the same old boy meets girl scenario - this is something altogether grittier'

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Still Thinking of You

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

IS HONESTY ALWAYS THE BEST POLICY?Still Thinking Of You is an unputdownable novel of the ties of old friendships, the passion of new love and whether honesty is always the best policy, from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 ebook bestseller, The Stranger In My Home.Tash and Rich are wild about each other; wrapped up in their fairy-tale love and excited for the future, they plan an elopement in the French Alps.When Rich invites his old university friends along for the celebrations, Tash is excited to get to know more about the people who shaped him.But Tash gets more than she bargained for when an unexpected guest arrives, armed with secrets about Rich...Can she still hold on to plans of a bright future with Rich once she learns the truth about his shady past?What readers are saying about Still Thinking of You:'I thought this book was a brilliant read - I could not put it down! So full of life''Adele Parks has a way of drawing the reader in. Her characters are well-defined and in many ways representative of people you know and love. Indeed a page turner...'

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About Last Night

Adele Parks
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Husbands

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

COULD YOUR PAST ACTUALLY BE YOUR FUTURE?Husbands is a witty and insightful look at relationships and whether you can ever escape your past from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 ebook bestseller, The Stranger In My Home.Bella secretly married her childhood sweetheart, Stevie, over a decade ago. When the whirlwind romance unravelled, they parted ways, but never got around to divorcing. Years later, Bella met Philip and spontaneously accepted his proposal, without ever finding the right moment to reveal the truth about her past. Now happily married, Bella believes her secret is safe. That is until her best friend Laura introduces her new man - who is none other than Bella's husband number one.And the only thing that could make this triangle more complicated would be if Bella and Stevie fall in love again...What readers are saying about Husbands:'This book took her talent to a whole new level for me. I related to the characters in such a way I had never experienced before. This book stands the strongest for me... so far''Delightful book that has both the romantic as well as a funny side to it. Extremely enjoyable'

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Happy Families

Adele Parks
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The Other Woman's Shoes

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

SEXY AND COMFORTABLE... CAN YOU REALLY HAVE BOTH?The Other Woman's Shoes is a gripping novel of two very different sisters from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 ebook bestseller, The Stranger In My Home, which asks: is there such a thing as a perfect life or the perfect love?The Evergreen sisters have always been opposites.Martha is married and has the perfect home and family. Eliza rents a drab one-bedroom flat, which she shares with her sexy but hapless boyfriend.Until, one day, Eliza walks out on him, the very same day that Martha's husband walks out on her. Suddenly the Evergreen sisters are united by separation.Eliza is free to pursue the relationship she's always wanted; one that offers stability and security. Martha falls into a relationship that she could never have imagined; it's crazy and carefree.Can they find happiness dashing down these new paths? Or does chasing love only get more complicated when you're running in another woman's shoes?Features a preview of Adele's stunning, emotionally powerful contemporary novel, The State We're In and her sweeping, romantic historical, Spare Brides.What readers are saying about The Other Woman's Shoes:'All about finding happiness that sets the characters free, releasing the sexy, fun and loving women they really are. Superb!''A fantastic, very well written and very refreshing book - certainly worth your while!'

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Tell Me Something

Adele Parks
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Love Lies

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

CAN LOVE FOOL YOU?Love Lies is a compulsive tale of a modern-day Cinderella's quest for her own happily ever after, filled with warmth, wit and insight into real life relationships, from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 ebook bestseller, The Stranger In My Home.Staring thirty in the face, Fern is fed up. Her four-year-relationship has ground to a halt and Adam just won't get down on one knee.So when a gorgeous man sweeps her off her feet and is ready to take things a mile a minute, Fern knows it's time to move on. And who better to move on with than the UK's hottest pop star, Scottie Taylor?The starry-eyed romantic is catapulted into a girl's ultimate fantasy, as her Prince Charming pops the question and jets her off to LA for a life of luxury. But is this whirlwind romance set to last, or did Fern's dreams come true all too fast?What readers are saying about Love Lies:'[Adele Parks] transports you into the world of the characters and makes you believe that the unbelievable could happen to you too''The romance with Scottie Taylor had me turning the pages until the early hours. The ending is brilliant too - one of the best I've read''Absolutely loved it'

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Men I've Loved Before

Adele Parks
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Adele Parks

WHAT IF THE ONE YOU MARRIED IS NOT THE ONE?Highly praised as a 'fabulous mix of comedy, real life and emotional depth' (Daily Express), Men I've Loved Before, an addictive novel from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 ebook bestseller, The Stranger In My Home, looks at what happens after you find 'the one'.Nat and Neil are just right for each other. They share the same likes, dislikes and hopes for the future - one filled with successful careers, sex, travel, and definitely no kids. At least that was the plan.Increasingly surrounded by friends either with children, or trying for them, Neil begins to yearn for a baby himself, whereas Nat cannot be swayed.Now there's trouble in paradise.With neither prepared to say what they really want, Neil makes an unlikely new friend willing to lend an ear. Whilst Nat, riddled with doubt about the man she married, looks for answers in her little black book of exes...What readers are saying about Men I've Loved Before:'It was the twists and turns that I loved about this book. Every single chapter saw the story turn on its head. A good brisk pace, with lots of fabulous descriptions throughout''An extremely entertaining read! The ending is a real tear-jerker. This is one of my favourite books of the year'

Adele Parks

Adele Parks worked in advertising until she published her first novel in 2000. Since then, her many Sunday Times bestsellers have been translated into twenty-six different languages. Adele spent her adult life in Italy, Botswana and London until 2005 when she moved to Guildford, where she now lives with her husband and son. Adele believes reading is a basic human right, so she works closely with The Reading Agency as an Ambassador for Reading Ahead, a programme designed to encourage adult literacy.Meet Adele! Visit her website for the latest news on her upcoming events: www.adeleparks.com, head to Facebook for exclusive extras: facebook.com/OfficialAdeleParks and chat with Adele on Twitter @adeleparks.

Andrea Levy

Andrea Levy was born in England to Jamaican parents who came to Britain in 1948. After attending writing workshops when she was in her mid-thirties, Levy began to write the novels that she, as a young woman, had always wanted to read - entertaining novels that reflect the experiences of black Britons, which look at Britain and its changing population and at the intimacies that bind British history with that of the Caribbean. She has written six books, including SMALL ISLAND, which was the unique winner of both the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Whitbread book of the Year, in addition to the Commonwealth Writer's Prize and the Orange Prize 'Best of the Best'. Her most recent novel, THE LONG SONG, won the Walter Scott Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.