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Brazen and the Beast

Sarah MacLean
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Sarah MacLean
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Ten Bells Street at War

Mary Collins
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Mary Collins

Can their friendship survive the struggles of war?1940, the East End of London. Life is tough for the Ten Bells Street girls. Best friends from childhood, the three of them now find themselves scattered across London, surviving the war apart. Exiled from the East End, Rose has created a new life for herself and now works as a dancer in a club in Soho - but life in the West End has its problems too. With the arrival of the war, Becky has finally found work as a nurse, but as the bombs continue to fall she struggles to cope with the damage that surrounds her. And Bernie may have achieved her lifelong dream of becoming a professional photographer, but she's never felt more distanced from her family and her life in the East End.Separated by circumstances, the girls' friendship stands strong in the face of hardship as they fight for their place in a frightening new world. One way or another, love will pull them through...

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Not the Duke's Darling

Elizabeth Hoyt
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Elizabeth Hoyt
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Wicked and the Wallflower

Sarah MacLean
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Sarah MacLean

'I loved it' Eloisa James'Smart, sexy, and always romantic' Julia Quinn'For a smart, witty and passionate historical romance, I recommend anything by Sarah MacLean' Lisa KleypasWhen Wicked Comes Calling . . .When a mysterious stranger finds his way into her bedchamber and offers his help in landing a duke, Lady Felicity Faircloth agrees - on one condition. She's seen enough of the world to believe in passion, and won't accept a marriage without it.The Wallflower Makes a Dangerous Bargain . . .Bastard son of a duke and king of London's dark streets, Devil has spent a lifetime wielding power and seizing opportunity, and the spinster wallflower is everything he needs to exact a revenge years in the making. All he must do is turn the plain little mouse into an irresistible temptress, set his trap and destroy his enemy.For the Promise of Passion . . .But there's nothing plain about Felicity Faircloth, who quickly decides she'd rather have Devil than another. Soon, Devil's carefully laid plans are in chaos and he must choose between everything he's ever wanted . . . and the only thing he's ever desired.xxxPraise for Sarah MacLean:'My absolute go-to author for clever, sexy and fun historical romances' Jennifer L. Armentrout'Sarah MacLean has reignited the romance genre with a bolder edge' The New Yorker'Funny, smart, feminist and roastingly hot' BookRiot.com'Do yourself a favor and discover the compelling magic of Sarah MacLean' Amanda Quick'MacLean writes with an entirely unique blend of elegance and ferocity that bursts from every page' Entertainment WeeklyxxxTHE BAREKNUCKLE BASTARDSThree brothers, bound by a secret they cannot escape . . .The Devil, all vengeance and viceThe Beast, all fists and furyThe Duke, all power and past. . . and the women who bring them to their knees.

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Ten Bells Street

Mary Collins
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Mary Collins

The East End of London, 1930. Work is scarce, food is in short supply and there is political unrest on the streets. But in the face of all this hardship, there's always friendship.Becky, Bernie and Rose - three best friends from very different backgrounds - are working hard to establish themselves in pre-war Spitalfields. Becky, the daughter of a Jewish tailor, wants to become a nurse, but her father has more traditional plans for her. Aching to leave the East End and travel the world, Bernie feels trapped by her vast family of poor Irish dock workers. And then there is Rose. Tiny and thin, she lives with her drunken mother and a revolving selection of surrogate fathers who exploit and brutalise them both.But at least the girls have each other and, as Europe begins to drift towards another war, their friendships become ever more crucial as each one of them fights for their place in an ever-changing, frightening, new world. One way or another, love will pull them through . . .

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Once Upon a Maiden Lane: A Maiden Lane novella

Elizabeth Hoyt
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Elizabeth Hoyt
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How the Duke Was Won

Lenora Bell
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Lenora Bell

'A debut that reads like an instant classic. Message to my readers: You'll love Lenora Bell!' Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling authorThe pleasure of your company is requested at Warbury Park. Four lovely ladies will arrive . . . but only one can become a duchess.James, the scandalously uncivilized Duke of Harland, requires a bride with a spotless reputation for a strictly business arrangement. Lust is prohibited and love is out of the question.Four ladies. Three days. What could go wrong?She is not like the others . . . Charlene Beckett, the unacknowledged daughter of an earl and a courtesan, has just been offered a life-altering fortune to pose as her half-sister, Lady Dorothea, and win the duke's proposal. All she must do is:* Be the perfect English rose (Ha!)* Breathe, smile, and curtsy in impossibly tight gowns (blast Lady Dorothea's sylph-like figure)* Charm and seduce a wild duke (without appearing to try)* Keep said duke far, far from her heart (no matter how tempting)When secrets are revealed and passion overwhelms, James must decide if the last lady he should want is really everything he needs. And Charlene must decide if the promise of a new life is worth risking everything . . . including her heart.'How the Duke was Won is exciting and emotional - evocative of the best of the genre. If you've been looking for a bold, new voice in historical romance, the search ends here. Lenora Bell is it!' Sarah MacLean'Fresh, flirty, and fabulous! The new Belle of Historical Romance!' Kerrelyn Sparks

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Masquerade

Joanna Taylor
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Joanna Taylor

A street-girl and a lord? London is poised for scandal . . . Lizzy Ward never meant to end up working the streets of Piccadilly. So when a mysterious nobleman pursues her, it seems her luck is changing. But Lord Hays wants feisty Lizzy for more than a night. He needs her to masquerade as his companion, wearing the sumptuous gowns and social mask of a true lady.With the stakes so high, love is out of the question. But as Lizzy navigates the fashion and faux-pas of the London elite, she finds her tough facade failing her. As the connection between her and Lord Hays grows, it's no longer certain who is wearing the mask . . .A love story of surpassing power and imagination, this is a stunning new British voice in historical romance, perfect for fans of Eloisa James, Julia Quinn, Stephanie Laurens and Georgette Heyer'A fun and frothy, rags-to-riches Regency romance which is guaranteed to make hearts flutter and set pulses racing' Wigan Today'Combining the fabulous settings of Regency London with a plot inspired by one of my favourite films (Pretty Woman), Joanna takes us on a whirlwind romantic adventure that had me captivated' One More Page'A thrilling book with a cute love story that will have you swooning over handsome lords' Miss Bookworm Reviews'An awesome read for Regency Romance lovers . . . I completely loved this book' Maureen's Books

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Agnès Sorel: Mistress of Beauty

HRH Princess Michael of Kent
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HRH Princess Michael of Kent

From HRH Princess Michael of Kent, bestselling author of The Queen of Four Kingdoms, comes the extraordinary second volume in the Anjou trilogy.Yolande, the Queen of Four Kingdoms is dead. Agnès Sorel, beautiful, innocent, twenty years old, had arrived a year earlier with the court of Yolande's son, René D'Anjou, and remained with his mother at her request, knowing how much the King of France, her dissolute son-in-law Charles VII, would need wise guidance. As a trusted confidant of Yolande, Agnès captivates everyone she meets, and in her role as a demoiselle to René's wife, Isabelle of Lorraine, Agnès finds herself firmly ensconced in the royal court. Soon though, whispers at court regarding Charles's burgeoning feelings for her begin to grow, and despite her best efforts to resist, Agnès is alarmed to discover that she too is in love.Plagued by guilt but unable to deny her feelings for the King, Agnès is forced to choose between her love for Charles, and her duty to herself . . . Praise for The Queen of Four Kingdoms: 'Meticulously researched and powerfully evoked.' Philippa Gregory 'Takes the reader to the heart of this glamorous, dangerous world, and holds them spellbound. I loved it.' Julian Fellowes 'Riveting . . . spellbinding.' Mail on Sunday'A page-turning blend of epic battles, betrayal, seduction and heroism.' Hello

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The Twins

Saskia Sarginson
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Saskia Sarginson
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Feckers: 50 People Who Fecked Up Ireland

John Waters
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John Waters

Which 50 People turned Ireland into the fecked-up country she is today? Bono? Haughey? Louis Walsh? de Valera? It's time to name and shame the great, the good and the gobshites...Conventional wisdom has it that Ireland, after a violent and tragic history, had began to get things right. But when the ill wind of recession cruelly snatched that self-satisfied achievement away, it all seemed like exceedingly back luck.In his 50 brilliantly acerbic portraits Waters reveals a consistent pattern of self-delusion, myopia, inferiority complex, bravado, defeatism, cynicism, sentimentalism and conceit. He traces Ireland's story from the paranoid insularism and cultural myopia that followed national Independence, though the post-Sixties obsession with a faux 'self-confidence', to the final, salutary meltdown of the Celtic Tiger, and strangely lacking either Celts or tigers.Once among the oldest civilization in Europe, Ireland has ended up as a second-rate version of the England it tried to discard. It threw out not merely the bathwater and the baby, but also the bathtub, the sponge and the rubber duck...

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Going To Live In New Zealand 2e

Mary Neilson, Mathew Collins
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Mary Neilson, Mathew Collins

This book is written by professionals, expert in assisting those wanting to emigrate to New Zealand. Originally from that country, Mathew Collins is Managing Partner of the International Visa Consultancy, Ambler Collins, based in London. He has many years' experience assisting individuals, families and companies in preparing and processing successful visa applications. Mary Neilson is a journalist from New Zealand with special expertise in travel and dealing with property.This is the 2nd edition, revised and updated practical, one-stop guide, which gives you essential information and advice to successfully complete your relocation. It is written by New Zealanders and in association with Ambler Collins, Immigration and Commercial Consultants of which Mathew Collins is managing partner.Contents: 1. Introducing New Zealand; 2. Accomplishing a successful move; 3. Making your home; 4. Settling in; 5. Employment; 6. Self-employment and student work; 7. Health and welfare; 8. Education; 9. Retirement; 10. Insurances; 11. Enjoying your leisure.

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Going To Live In Australia 2nd Edition

Mathew Collins, Mary Neilson
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Mathew Collins, Mary Neilson

Mary Collins

Mary Collins was born and brought up in the East End of London where her family have lived for generations. A psychology graduate, Mary worked in a psychiatric hospital and in the community until she became a full time writer in 2006. She also writes crime fiction novels under the name Barbara Nadel.

Elizabeth Hoyt

Elizabeth Hoyt lives in central Illinois with her husband, two children and three dogs. Visit her at www.elizabethhoyt.com

Lenora Bell

Lenora Bell grew up in a tiny town in Alaska with no streetlights, no movie theater, but a very well-endowed library.A graduate of Portland State University's MFA in Creative Writing program, she has lived and taught English on five continents. Lenora currently shares a cabin in Switzerland with her husband and two naughty tiger-striped kitties.

Joanna Taylor

Joanna Taylor is a bestselling author, with sales totalling over 200,000 books. She teams fiction writing with a successful and award-winning journalism career, working for The Times and the Mirror in London, UK. Her first adult romance, Spotlight, became an Amazon bestseller, and Joanna ranks in the top ten adult-romance writers on Amazon.As CS Quinn, she is also the author of the bestselling historical thriller The Thief Taker.

Sarah MacLean

A life-long romance reader, Sarah MacLean wrote her first romance novel on a dare, and never looked back. She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical romances, and the author of a monthly column at The Washington Post celebrating the best of the romance genre. She lives in New York City with her husband, daughter, dog and a ridiculously large collection of romance novels. She loves to hear from readers.

Sarah Waters

Sarah Waters was born in Wales. She has won a Betty Trask Award, the Somerset Maugham Award and her books have been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize. Tipping the Velvet, Affinity, Fingersmith and The Night Watch have been adapted for television. Sarah Waters has been named Author of the Year four times: by the British Book Awards, the Booksellers' Association, Waterstone's Booksellers and the Stonewall Awards. She lives in London.