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The Luck Of A Countryman

Max Hardcastle
Authors:
Max Hardcastle
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This Country Business

Max Hardcastle
Authors:
Max Hardcastle

Max Hardcastle

Max Hardcastle was born in the old West Riding of Yorkshire, just before the outbreak of the Second World War. He started collecting antiques at an early age, hoarding his treasures ? including a five-foot stuffed crocodile ? in a disused hen house, known ever after as the 'junk hut'. After National Service and a brief period working for an engineering company, Max and his family heard the call of the Yorkshire Dales, where they bought a cottage, hung out their sign ? Bullpen Antiques ? and made a happy living for many years. Max and his family now live in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, with two dogs, two ponies and an ever-fluctuating population of hens, ducks and pigeons. His only regret is that he no longer has contents of his treasured 'junk hut'.

The start of a magnificent new trilogy

An Extract from The Summer Queen

Overflowing with scandal, sex, triumph and tragedy. Read the first chapter of The Summer Queen, the gripping new novel from New York Times Bestseller, Elizabeth Chadwick.

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Once A Saint

Ian Ogilvy
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Ian Ogilvy

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Now Then Lad...

Mike Pannett
Authors:
Mike Pannett

A true-life Heartbeat for the twenty-first century. Yorkshireman Mike Pannett has just taken up a new posting as a local bobby in rural North Yorkshire. It's quite a change from the Met, where he dealt with riots on the capital's streets and drug gangs in Battersea, and found out what it was like to stare down the wrong end of a sawn-off shotgun.Now, instead of hunting down knife-wielding muggers, he's chasing runaway bullocks, holding up the Last Night of the Proms traffic to escort a lost mole across the road and combing the countryside for the villains who stole the Colonel's balls.Mike's first year on his new patch is told in seventeen chapters which interweave his escapades on the beat month by month together with his growing knowledge of a landscape that changes with the seasons and some snapshots from his off-duty life. Here is a wonderfully entertaining celebration of North Yorkshire, its breathtaking scenery and wide variety of characters and communities.

by Amanda Carlson

Full Blooded

Read the first chapter of Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson, the start of an exceptionally fast-paced and irresistibly sexy new urban fantasy trilogy!

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Paradise City

C.J. Duggan
Authors:
C.J. Duggan
C & R Crime

The Lovejoy Omnibus (Books 1-4)

Jonathan Gash
Authors:
Jonathan Gash

The Judas Pair Every antique dealer is a bit of a detective, following clues to find the trophies that pay the rent, but when Lovejoy takes on the job of tracking down a pair of duelling pistols so rare that he's not even sure actually exist, he needs all the instincts of a detective to pick his way through an unsolved crime. Along the way, he becomes convinced that the weapons do exist but that they have fallen into the hands of a vile murderer. Locating the ancient weapons seems like the least of his problems when Lovejoy then finds himself fighting for his life in a duel to the death! Gold From Gemini Lovejoy discovers how the lure of gold brings out the worst kind of treasure seeker when, broke as usual and earning a crust as an unlikely babysitter, he stumbles across the diaries of a painter that appear to point to the whereabouts of a fabled hoard of Roman gold coins. Lovejoy is tempted to dismiss the whole thing as a hoax, but vile threats and violent intimidation have a way of changing his mind. He sets out to unravel the clues in the diaries, with some particularly nasty characters dogging his every move. The Grail Tree Lovejoy has heard of more nutters who have claimed to be in possession of the one, true Holy Grail than he has had hot dinners. He's not too impressed with the eccentric clergyman making the latest claim - especially when the good vicar turns out to be one of the finest forgers Lovejoy has ever met. But when the vicar and his lady companion end up dead it becomes clear that someone else is after the old man's artefact. To solve the mystery and protect a precious piece of history, Lovejoy puts his life on the line and acquires a surprising new partner... Spend Game When Lovejoy witnesses a car crash that turns out to be a murder - with one of his oldest antique-dealer friends the victim - he sets out on a trail of revenge that leaves him pondering several bewildering questions. Why did his friend buy up a load of junk furniture? What did he want with an old doctor's bag? Why was his friend killed? Who was trying to kill Lovejoy and - most perplexing of all - what the hell is he doing potholing through underground tunnels dodging armed hit men?

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Mr Key's Shorter Potted Brief, Brief Lives

Frank Key
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Frank Key
Robinson

Mammoth Books presents Demonic Dreams

Christopher Fowler, Norman Partridge, Robert Shearman
Authors:
Christopher Fowler, Norman Partridge, Robert Shearman
by Nora Roberts

The Witness: Chapter 1

Chapter One of Nora Roberts' thrilling romance, The Witness.

How To Books

How To Start and Run a Holiday Cottage Business (2nd Edition)

Gillean Sangster
Authors:
Gillean Sangster

Many people dream of buying a house in the country or near the coast, with outbuildings that can be converted into holiday lets; or of taking over an existing holiday cottage business. Gillean Sangster did it. She moved to Scotland with her husband where they started their own successful holiday cottage business. In this book, she tells you how you can do it too.Contents: Preface; 1. An Introduction; Part One: Setting up the business; 2. Are you ready?; 3. Identifying your guests; 4. Choosing your area; 5. Choosing your property; 6. Building and converting; 7. What you need to provide; 8. Designing, decorating and furnishing your property; 9. Sorting out the finance; 10. The National Tourist Boards; 11. Other quality assurance schemes; 12. Tourism organisations; Part Two: Making a success of your business; 13. Marketing and advertising; 14. Running the business; 15. Providing the service; 16. Keeping up standards; 17. Knowing the regulations; 18. Business matters; 19. Maintaining the momentum; Appendix; Index.

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Afternoon Tea

Sue Simkins
Authors:
Sue Simkins
Robinson

Sugar-Free Baking

Sue Simkins
Authors:
Sue Simkins

The potentially toxic effects of sugar are now well known. This book shows how you can still eat the food you enjoy by replacing sugar with a natural sugar substitute. You'll find sugar-free, and therefore healthier, recipes for:- Brownies- Muffins- Sponge cakes and fruit cakes- Scones, pies and tartsThe delicious recipes in this book use xylitol as a natural sugar substitute, because it has benefits for your teeth, and for those with diabetes, and is much less fattening than sugar. Because xylitol is as sweet as sugar, you can use exactly the same amount of xylitol as you would use sugar in your baking recipes.

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Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding

Fugen Neziroglu
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Fugen Neziroglu
How To Books

Chickens, Ducks and Bees

Paul Peacock
Authors:
Paul Peacock

Chickens, ducks and bees are the most likely candidates for the first-time livestock owner - especially if you live in the town or have only a small amount of land. This book is full of sounds practical advice and looks at exactly what you need to get started: the equipment, housing, space and feed. It also covers the responsible care and management of the breeds most suitable for the smaller garden.

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Wild Cowboy Ways

Carolyn Brown
Authors:
Carolyn Brown

Allie Logan isn't the type to land a hot hunk of cowboy. Truth is, she's given up on dating since shedding her no-good ex. But the new owner of the most ramshackle ranch in Texas might just change her mind about that. He's six-foot-plus of tall, dark, and charming-the kind of guy who could make a girl throw caution to the wind . . . or the kind of guy who could break her heart.Blake Dawson hopes he can make Lucky Penny Ranch finally live up to its name, but the property needs a ton of work. Allie and her carpentry skills are his best shot at getting things in order. Besides the fact that her brown eyes and dangerous curves have him roped and tied. Now Blake only needs to convince her that a wild cowboy can be tamed by love-and she's just the one to do it . . .

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Beloved Poison

E. S. Thomson
Authors:
E. S. Thomson
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The Last Matchmaker

Willie Daly
Authors:
Willie Daly

For centuries, Irish matchmakers have performed a vital service, bringing people together in love and marriage. It is a mysterious art, and the very best matchmakers have an almost magical quality to them. Willie Daly, whose father and grandfather were matchmakers before him, is the most celebrated of them all. Each year his tiny home town of Lisdoonvarna (population 800) hosts a matchmaking festival that attracts 40,000 visitors from around the world. They all hope to meet Willie, 'the horse whisperer of matchmaking'. With his unique blend of intuition, quiet wisdom and a small drop of cunning, Willie has brought together hundreds of couples over the years. In The Last Matchmaker he recounts some of the best stories along with his own. The path to love can be heart-warming, hilarious, sometimes hair-raising - and Willie is the perfect guide.The Last Matchmaker is a fascinating journey into the world of matchmaking and a timely reminder that the search for love is the greatest quest of all. And should the reader be looking for love, Willie has some hard-learned, practical advice to share...