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By Rosamunde Pilcher
Authors:
Rosamunde Pilcher
Prue is intelligent, artistic, independent - and bored. Pressurized by her mother to make a conventional and dull marriage, she is delighted to escape London and seek retreat with her eccentric and bohemian aunt in Cornwall. A chance encounter with an attractive young artist on the sea shore leads to day after idyllic summer's day of exploring the Cornish countryside and coast. But there is something troubling Daniel and Prue, now deeply entangled, feels compelled to discover what it is. Voices in Summer Laura, newly married and ever conscious of the shadow of her husband Alec's first wife, takes a holiday with his family in Cornwall. Through the long, hot summer days she is charmed by the beautiful old house and the people she learns to know and love. The sight of the sparkling, brilliant sea quiets for a while her uneasy spirit. Only an anonymous letter, accusing her of having an affair, can threaten her new-found tranquillity.
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  • Cyclops

    By Clive Cussler
    Authors:
    Clive Cussler
    A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily MailThe suspenseful eighth Dirk Pitt classic from multi-million-copy king of the adventure novel, Clive Cussler.Dirk Pitt doesn't go looking for adventure: it finds him easily enough. His chance witnessing of an airship disaster - which nearly kills him - and subsequent discovery of the gruesome fate of the crew sets in motion the most nail-biting chain of events of his career. The hijacking on a golf course of one of the world's most powerful leaders; an exotic but outrageous undercover operation in the Caribbean; the sinister intrigue of a secret power base on the moon . . . Pitt's considerable resources and guile are about to be tested to the limit.But when he finds a trail leading towards a fabulous treasure hidden fathoms deep in the ocean, Pitt realises he is on to something very special indeed. For somewhere in the raging waters lies the legendary lost lady of El Dorado, the golden prize that had already lured thousands to their graves . . .'Clive Cussler is the guy I read' Tom Clancy'The Adventure King' Daily Express
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  • Calvin And Hobbes

    By Bill Watterson, Bill Watterson
    Authors:
    Bill Watterson
    Illustrated by:
    Bill Watterson
    A collection of Calvin and Hobbes cartoons. The author won the 1986 Reuben Award as Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year and has also illustrated Something Under the Bed is Drooling , Scientific Progress Goes Boink and Weirdos From Another Planet.Spaceman Spliff, Stupendous Man, the ferocious tiger Hobbes, and the rest of Calvin's imaginary friends return in this book. Other books featuring these characters include Something Under the Bed is Drooling, Weirdos from Another Planet and Scientific Progress Goes Boink.

    Crowdie And Cream And Other Stories

    By Finlay J. Macdonald
    Authors:
    Finlay J. Macdonald
    CROWDIE AND CREAM: Peopled with characters like Great Aunt Rachel, 'built like a Churchill tank and with a personality to match', these are the stories of a childhood, of the hard years of the Depression, and then the departure of the island's young men to fight in the Second World War. Together they bring alive the warmth and closeness of a unique Hebridean community. CROTAL AND WHITE: Finlay J Macdonald continues his story with a witty account of his adolescent years during the depression. Hard days for the villagers, but their sense of humour never deserted them. And when young Finlay won the bursary to secondary school in the Northlands it was with a mixture of joy and sadness that he prepared to leave behind him a community that would soon be changed forever...THE CORNCRAKE AND THE LYSANDER: As Finlay Macdonald set out for high school in Tarbert, Hitler's growing military strength had begun to menace the people of Europe. But to Finlay this was just one more exciting prospect along with living in Big Grandfather's house, making new friends and meeting the girls of his adolescent dreams.
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  • Calvin And Hobbes Volume 3: In the Shadow of the Night

    By Bill Watterson, Bill Watterson
    Authors:
    Bill Watterson
    Illustrated by:
    Bill Watterson
    The third volume in a series of comic cartoons starring the Calvin and Hobbes pair.Calvin, cheeky, hyperactive and mischievous, and Hobbes, his cuddly toy tiger who, as far as Calvin is concerned is very much alive and kicking, are two of the most loveable and hilarious characters to grace the comic strip in years. Sit back and enjoy . . .
  • Calvin And Hobbes Volume 2: One Day the Wind Will Change

    By Bill Watterson, Bill Watterson
    Authors:
    Bill Watterson
    Illustrated by:
    Bill Watterson
    The second volume in a series of comic cartoons starring the Calvin and Hobbes pair.Calvin, cheeky, hyperactive and mischievous, and Hobbes, his cuddly toy tiger who, as far as Calvin is concerned is very much alive and kicking, are two of the most loveable and hilarious characters to grace the comic strip in years. Sit back and enjoy . . .
  • Calvin And Hobbes Volume 1 `A'

    By Bill Watterson, Bill Watterson
    Authors:
    Bill Watterson
    Illustrated by:
    Bill Watterson
    Calvin, cheeky, hyperactive and mischievous, and Hobbes, his cuddly toy tiger who, as far as Calvin is concerned is very much alive and kicking, are two of the most loveable and hilarious characters to grace the comic strip in years. Sit back and enjoy...

    Cows Of Our Planet

    By Gary Larson, Gary Larson
    Authors:
    Gary Larson
    Illustrated by:
    Gary Larson
    This new collection of cartoons is a bovine celebration of the author's fascination with cows.

    The Complete Alien Omnibus

    By Alan Dean Foster
    Authors:
    Alan Dean Foster
    An omnibus edition of Alan Dean Foster's Alien science-fiction trilogy. As the spaceship Nostromo glided through the silent reaches of the galaxy, the ships scanners detected a garbled distress call form a remote and long dead planet. But all the technology on board could not protect the ship's crew from the living nightmare they found there. It was a terror that stalked Ripley, the only survivor of Nostromo, and came to haunt her again and again...Read the horrors of ALIEN and you won't believe that Ripley returned, with a team of death-dealing Marines, right back into the jaws of a threat too monstrous to contemplate. After the slaughter that was ALIENS, Ripley finds herself on a prison planet worse than anyone's imagined hell. But the nightmare of ALIEN 3 was only just beginning...

    The Chickens Are Restless

    By Gary Larson, Gary Larson
    Authors:
    Gary Larson
    Illustrated by:
    Gary Larson
    A collection of cartoons by the American creator of the Far Side, whose demonic and subtle views of the fauna of our planet have made him one of the world's best selling cartoonists.
  • The Chevalier

    By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    Authors:
    Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    1689: the Resoration enabled the Morland family to restore their own fortune, but now the Jacobite rebellion brings another threat to their security.Annuciata Morland, fiercely loyal to the Stuart cause, follows her beloved king, James II, into exile. She leaves her gentle grandson, Matt, to oversee Morland Place in her absence. Without her wise presence, Matt finds himself in an arranged marriage to India Neville and at the mercy of a woman as heartless as she is beautiful. After a lonely and sheltered life he lurches between the exquisite pain of love and the torment of deep despair.When James III - the Chevalier - returns to claim the Stuart throne, the Morlands are reunited in one country. Death and defeat threaten them, but their loves and loyalty prove stronger than kingly ambitions.
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    The Curse Of Madame `C'

    By Gary Larson, Gary Larson
    Authors:
    Gary Larson
    Illustrated by:
    Gary Larson
    He wanted to draw cartoons about cats, but she had other ideas...
  • The Campaigners

    By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    Authors:
    Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    1815: Napoleon's escape from Elba and the preparations for battle entangle the Morland family in a web of romance and heartbreak.The Allied Army is gathering in Flanders, and where the army is, the fashionable world must go- so London society hastens to Brussels to enjoy the most exhilarating Season ever. For Heloise it brings a renewed acquaintance with her former suitor, to Duc de Veslne-d'Estienne; while Rosamund must finally come to terms with her feelings for her cousin Marcus; and for Sophie, a meeting with an enigmatic French major could well alter her future.But as romance flourishes in a warlike atmosphere, the looming shadow of battle only makes the dancers whirl more feverishly, and when the Army marches out to face the might of the French at Waterloo, one question is in every heart: which of them will not come back?
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  • Calvin & Hobbes:Tenth Anniversary Book

    By Bill Watterson, Bill Watterson
    Authors:
    Bill Watterson
    Illustrated by:
    Bill Watterson
    A special tenth anniversary edition of comic cartoons starring the Calvin and Hobbes pair.Calvin, cheeky, hyperactive and mischievous, and Hobbes, his cuddly toy tiger who, as far as Calvin is concerned is very much alive and kicking, are two of the most loveable and hilarious characters to grace the comic strip in years. Sit back and enjoy...

    Cooking For Blokes

    By Duncan Anderson, Marian Walls
    Authors:
    Duncan Anderson, Marian Walls
    Hungry? Can't find the menu from the takeaway up the road? Can't face beans on toast again? COOKING FOR BLOKES tells you all you need to know - from which pots you need in your cupboard to what to put in the spice rack. From the simplest of '11.30 on a Friday night, drunk, starving' snacks (cheese on toast) to dishes that might even impress Mum (trout and almonds), the simple, short recipes take you through the process step-by-step.
  • Choices

    By Noah Gordon
    Authors:
    Noah Gordon
    The first time R.J. defies her beloved father is when she is born a female; the second, when she opts to study law rather than medicine. Yet destiny is to overtake her when, for the first time, R.J. Cole realises that she has inherited The Gift. Holding the hand of a sick man, R.J. feels a dreadful certainty that he is going to die; tragically, the patient is no stranger but her own lover. Struggling with her grief, R.J. knows she must bow to the inevitable, and become a doctor. At first she combines her new talent with her legal work on cases where medical advice is needed, and her diagnostic skill combined with The Gift make her an invaluable consultant.But her life changes when she moves to a small town practice and is faced with a terrible dilemma - and an important choice to make...

    Cathedral

    By Nelson DeMille
    Authors:
    Nelson DeMille
    St Patrick's Day, New York City. Everyone is celebrating but everyone is in for the shock of his life. Born into the heat and hatred of the Northern Ireland conflict, IRA man Brian Flynn has masterminded a brilliant terrorist act - the seizure of Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Among his hostages: the woman Brian Flynn once loved, a former terrorist turned peace activist. Among his enemies: an Irish-American police lieutenant fighting against a traitor inside his own ranks and a shadowy British intelligence officer pursuing his own cynical, bloody plan. The cops face a booby-trapped, perfectly laid out killing zone inside the church. The hostages face death. Flynn faces his own demons, in an electrifying duel of nerves, honor and betrayal...
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    Cockney Courage

    By Elizabeth Waite
    Authors:
    Elizabeth Waite
    When Annie's father is killed after being run over by a bus, Annie decides she can't let the two children her father took in as lodgers with their mother (now vanished) be taken into care and inevitably separated. Instead, with the help of her Grandmother, Rhonda, who lives nearby, Annie uses what little money her job at the local cafe affords her and her inheritance from her father to raise Ronnie and Mary herself. Annie continues to search for the childrens' parents but she soons discovers that Ronnie and Mary have different fathers and that Ronnie's father will not take Mary, only his son. Again the children face separation unless Annie can come up with a solution.With the help of her lodger, Jack, with whom Annie falls in love, Annie begins her battle to adopt the children but various obstacles promise to make her fight a hard one...
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  • The Confessions Of Brother Haluin

    By Ellis Peters
    Authors:
    Ellis Peters
    In the winter of 1142, snow blankets the Bendictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul causing damage to the guest hall, and the brothers must repair its roof before the danger worsens. The treacherously icy conditions are to prove nigh fatal for Brother Haulin when he slips from the roof in a terrible fall, sustaining such grave injuries that he makes his deathbed confession to the Abbot and Brother Cadfael. A startling story of trespasses hard for God or man to forgive emerges. But Haulin does not die. On his recovery, he sets out on a journey of expiation, with Cadfael as his sole companion. An arduous trip, it leads to horrifying discoveries, and to murder...

    Camberwell Beauty

    By Jenny Eclair
    Authors:
    Jenny Eclair
    Welcome to South London, to one of the nicest streets in one of London's vilest boroughs, a determined middle-class oasis of skips and bay trees, where Volvos sniff each others' bumpers and men called Giles live with women called Samantha. This is a satellite-dish-free zone of tall houses, standing shoulder to shoulder with big front doors, five floors apiece. Come inside, shut the door and smell the coffee: you could almost be in Kensington. This is where the actors, writers and media types live, where small children wearing smart uniforms and shoes in the shape of lightbulbs get ferried every day to schools that are not local. Some people are luckier than others; fortune smiles on some and gobs on the rest. Jo Metcalf (no. 95) smokes and spies on the smug Cunninghams down the street as they play their bile-inducing game of happy families. Why is the grass greener on the other side of the fence? But happiness is a fragile thing and hairline cracks in a perfect world can become craters of misery. Each story is full of comic insight and realistic observation of contemporary British life and focuses on the very different lives of a set of characters living in the same street.
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