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    • ISBN:9780751564822
    • Publication date:11 Jan 2018
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The Endless Beach

The new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author

By Jenny Colgan

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Gorgeously romantic, gloriously heartwarming - take the unmissable new novel from Sunday Times bestseller Jenny Colgan to the beach this summer

Run away to a beautiful Scottish beach and let the unmissable new novel from Sunday Times bestseller Jenny Colgan heat up your summer!

Dreams start here...

'Charming, made me long to escape to Mure. Total joy.' - Sophie Kinsella

On the quayside next to the Endless Beach sits the Summer Seaside Kitchen. It's a haven for tourists and locals alike, who all come to eat the freshest local produce on the island and catch up with the gossip. Flora, who runs the cafe, feels safe and content - unless she thinks too hard about her relationship with Joel, her gorgeous but emotionally (and physically) distant boyfriend.

While Flora is in turmoil about her relationship. her best friend Lorna is pining after the local doctor. Saif came to the island as a refugee, having lost all of his family. But he's about to get some shocking news which will change everything for him.

As cold winter nights shift to long summer days, can Flora find her happy-ever-after with Joel?

Biographical Notes

Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including The Little Shop of Happy Ever After and Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery, which are also published by Sphere. Meet Me at the Cupcake Café won the 2012 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance and was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, as was Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams, which won the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2013. For more about Jenny, visit her website and her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter: @jennycolgan.

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  • ISBN: 9780751564839
  • Publication date: 11 Jan 2018
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a heartwarming, charming and atmospheric story that made me long to escape to Mure. Total joy — Sophie Kinsella
This romantic read is guaranteed to warm up your Spring — Now magazine
As fresh and invigorating as a breath of sea air — Fanny Blake, S Magazine
The sweetest, loveliest book. Gorgeous, glorious, uplifting — Marian Keyes
A naturally funny, warm-hearted writer who creates characters to love and care about long after you've finished reading — Lisa Jewell
The most delicious, comforting, satisfying treat — Jane Green
With sunshine and romance to boot, Colgan's newest offering makes a perfect beach read — Good Housekeeping
An evocative, sweet treat — Jojo Moyes
Hachette Audio

The Bookshop on the Shore

Jenny Colgan
Authors:
Jenny Colgan

Escape to the Scottish Highlands where a tiny bookshop perches on the edge of a loch!Dreams start here... Zoe, a professional child care worker, and single mother to Raffie, 4, who has selective mutism, is sinking beneath the waves trying to cope by herself in London. Then her ex sister-in-law suggests she move to Scotland to help run a bookshop...There her path crosses that of Ramsay Urqhuart, a widower and antiquarian bookseller, who has a band of difficult children he can't manage. Can two very damaged people help heal each other?

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This Brutal House

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GUARDIAN MUST READ BOOKS OF 2019iNews BEST NEW FICTION 2019'Niven Govinden is a true force of fierceness and beauty' OLIVIA LIANG 'A vital book' ANDREW MCMILLAN'Vivid prose reinventing ideas of motherhood, belonging and taking us into the community of drag balls and protest, both personal and political' JENNI FAGAN'A powerful and poetic book' KERRY HUDSON'A novel of rare intensity and sustained passion, This Brutal House shines a light on lives marginalised and magnificent, and asks the pressing question: what would you do to stand up for your truth?' STEPHEN KELMANOn the steps of New York's City Hall, five ageing Mothers sit in silent protest. They are the guardians of the vogue ball community - queer men who opened their hearts and homes to countless lost Children, providing safe spaces for them to explore their true selves.Through epochs of city nightlife, from draconian to liberal, the Children have been going missing; their absences ignored by the authorities and uninvestigated by the police. In a final act of dissent the Mothers have come to pray: to expose their personal struggle beneath our age of protest, and commemorate their loss until justice is served.Watching from City Hall's windows is city clerk, Teddy. Raised by the Mothers, he is now charged with brokering an uneasy truce.With echoes of James Baldwin, Marilynne Robinson and Rachel Kushner, Niven Govinden asks what happens when a generation remembered for a single, lavish decade has been forced to grow up, and what it means to be a parent in a confused and complex society.

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A Surrealist novel in the vein of Angela Carter, about love and beauty and dark secrets.Played out like the command of an oracle are the events that stain one night in the improbable setting of this desert tale. Rearing its impudent architecture like insult on a landscape of quiet beauty is Windcote, "its very name a masquerade," where inhabitants and guests find themselves driven by obsessions and confusions they have never faced before. Here doors open and close and open again. They hide, release, reveal, and ruin. In this web of tangled imperatives is the child, Destina, untouched by the fevers and failures around her. Her own world is outside in the mystery-locked canyon where, for the time of this story, she seems to find her own truth

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Happiness for Humans

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Jenny Colgan
Authors:
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Hachette Audio

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Authors:
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Authors:
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Hachette Audio

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Authors:
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Sphere

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