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Playing for Love

by Caroline Dunford

Playing for Love is the warm-hearted new novel from acclaimed writer Caroline Dunford, set in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. The sudden success of Annie Greig's tenth book, coupled with the need for vital repairs to her beloved cottage, sees her enter the heady world of the Edinburgh International Festival as a fledgling playwright. But all Annie wants is to go home! Everyone she meets wants something from her, and for reclusive Annie, that's more than she can bear. Her heart is vulnerable, and for as long as she can remember she's has only ever truly loved one man...the only problem is that he exists purely in her imagination! As her world grows beyond her wildest dreams, will Annie find true love, or will everything she believes to be true turn out to be only an act?

Highland Inheritance

by Caroline Dunford

Lucy McIntosh is a city girl through and through. She works in an advertising agency in Edinburgh with her boyfriend Jake, and her life is a whirl of deadlines, corporate parties, and coffee shops. Then Lucy learns that she is to inherit a hotel in the Highlands from her long-lost Uncle Calum. At first insistent that she will sell it to fund her and Jake's move to London, she arrives in her uncle's village to find The Mormaer Inn, a huge, tumbledown place perpetually on the brink of failure - and falls in love with it. Lucy is determined to restore the hotel to former glories. But her dream is blocked at every turn by obstacles. Rooms that need complete renovation, staff members who need personality transplants ... and Graham Sutherland. His family have been local landowners for generations, and he wants the Inn for himself. Graham wants to demolish the hotel to build a holiday park, and is so confident Lucy will sell to him that he has already applied for planning permission. He is furious to think that naïve newcomer Lucy might have her own plans for the hotel - and adamant he'll get what he wants ...

A Death In The Wedding Party

by Caroline Dunford

1911. Love is in the air. Despite an unfortunate resemblance to her horse, Lady Richenda Stapleford has accepted an offer of marriage. Unbeknownst to those above stairs, Euphemia Martins too has accepted one of her swains. But the course of true love does not run true for upstairs or downstairs... Euphemia, the estranged granddaughter of an Earl who launched her career as a maid in the household of the corrupt MP Lord Stapleford, has now risen to the rank of housekeeper. She is still hoping to find proof of Stapleford's misdeeds so that justice can overtake him. But when a senior member of the wedding party is murdered, it falls to Euphemia to solve that crime instead. As usual, she only has her quick wits, her virtue, and her ever-ready scream to defend herself in what is to become an increasingly diabolical situation...

A Death in the Pavilion

by Caroline Dunford

Book Five of the Euphemia Martin Mysteries Euphemia Martins, the estranged granddaughter of an Earl, entered service incognito with the Stapleford family to save her family from destitution and from that moment on she acquired the bothersome reputation of finding dead bodies. Now promoted to the role of paid companion to the deplorable Richenda Stapleford she is staying at the country estate of Hans Muller upon whom Richenda has matrimonial designs. Mere weeks after their arrival Richenda's twin brother, Richard, dispatches a servant bearing news of shocking accusations concerning Muller. Euphemia finds herself unravelling an old murder with Richenda as her unlikely ally but delving into the past sets off a dangerous series of events in the present and it's not long before Richenda, her step-brother Bertram and Euphemia find themselves in dire peril (again!). Could it be that Hans Muller is not the charming man he appears but capable of the most terrible crimes? As usual it is up to Euphemia to solve the mystery using her quick wits and her unswerving sense of justice.

Embraced By The Light

by Melvin Morse Betty J. Eadie Curtis Taylor

Left Book Jacket: "At the age of thirty-one, Betty Eadie died in a hospital after undergoing surgery. The events that followed have been called "the most profound near-death experience ever." Adding to such accounts as George Ritchie's Return From Tomorrow and Dr. Raymond A. Moody's Life After Life, Betty Eadie's experience offers astonishing proof of a life after physical death. She saw mote, perhaps, than any other person has seen before, and she came back with an almost photographic view. She was given a message to share with others that has filled hundreds of thousands with hope and a renewed desire to love. Embraced By The Light recounts the people she met, the truths she learned, and the magnificent realities of the spirit world. Betty's life was changed forever. Her experience was so powerful that it remains with her every hour of each day. In sharing it, she hopes that it may touch the hearts of others, bringing them closer to the Love that awaits us all."

A Death in the Loch

by Caroline Dunford

During a Christmas party, Euphemia Martins - together with Bertram Stapleford and manservant Rory McLeod - is tasked by the slippery government agent Fitzroy with doing a little snooping at the Staplefords' Highland Lodge. When Euphemia discovers the purposes of the charade for which she has been demoted back to a maid, she is furious. There are plans afoot - plans which involve signing the Official Secrets Act ... Meanwhile, Rory still isn't speaking to her and Bertram is more interested in growing his awful new beard. The arrival at the Lodge of four mysterious 'Mr Smiths' - and some outrageous proposals for Scotland's future - raises tensions to boiling point, and that's not even mentioning the German spy lurking in the woods, or the accident with some hot soup ... But when the inevitable dead body turns up, they must all work together or find themselves jailed for murder.

A Death in the Highlands

by Caroline Dunford

"A sparkling and witty crime debut with a female protagonist to challenge Miss Marple." Lin Anderson, Award winning Scottish crime author A Death in the Highlands - Books Two of the Euphemia Martin Mysteries After dodging criminal charges, Richard returns as head of the household at Stapleford Hall. Changing fortunes find Euphemia temporarily promoted to housekeeper for the first trip to the family's new hunting lodge in the Scottish Highlands, where she is meets Rory Macleod, the new butler. Taking on her new role, she encounters angry locals with a grudge against the Staplefords and thwarts what she believes to be an attempt on Bertram Stapleford's life. A strange group of house guests arrive for the Glorious Twelfth, but with disastrous consequences. Euphemia finds herself caught in the midst of bitter rivalries, and evidence pointing to several murder suspects. Will she unravel the mystery?

A Death in the Family

by Caroline Dunford

"A sparkling and witty crime debut with a female protagonist to challenge Miss Marple." Lin Anderson, Award winning Scottish crime author A Death in the Family - Book One of the Euphemia Martin Mysteries In December 1909 the Very Rev Joshia Martins expires in a dish of mutton and onions leaving his family on the brink of destitution. Abandoned by her noble grandfather, Joshia's daughter, the eighteen year old Euphemia, takes it on herself to provide for her mother and little brother by entering service. She's young, fit, intelligent, a little naive and assumes the life of a maid won't be too demanding. However, on her first day at the unhappy home of Lord Stapleford she discovers a dead body. Euphemia's innate sense of justice has her prying where no servant should look and uncovering some Stapleford secrets...

A Death in the Asylum

by Caroline Dunford

"A sparkling and witty crime debut with a female protagonist to challenge Miss Marple." Lin Anderson, Award winning Scottish crime author A Death in the Asylum - Book Three of the Euphemia Martin Mysteries Euphemia's working unhappily as a housekeeper for Bertram Stapleford at his ill advised new property, when the dramatic collapse of the kitchen floor sends her back to where it all began, Stapleford House. A visiting mystic disrupts the Staplefords unleasing old family rumours. Euphemia finds herself playing second fiddle to Bertram's new love, Beatrice Wilton, as she launches a project to investigate the new aslyums. It is not long before Euphemia realizes that not only does Beatrice have her unscrupulous sights set on Bertram, but that her enterprises may be about to put them all in very great danger.

A Death for King and Country

by Caroline Dunford

Accompanying her employer, the new married Richenda Stapleford and her husband Hans Muller, on what is supposed to be a luxurious tour of the United States and Europe, Euphemia is returning from a visit to New York on April 12th on the RMS Carpathia, when an emergency signal sends the ship rushing to the aid of the sinking RMS Titanic. By the time the Carpathia arrives the Titanic has sink beneath the waves. Euphemia and Richenda give up their cabins and do what they can to aid the survivors who are pulled from the few lifeboats. Not long after their arrival a personal wire is sent to Euphemia from a government department asking her to confirm whether or not the enigmatic spy Fitzroy is among the survivors. He is not. Deeply troubled by what they have seen both women ask Hans to curtail the tour until a later date and return to the Mullers' home. Euphemia, still haunted by dreams of the grief stricken survivors, believes that her links with the Fitzroy's secretive department are now cut. Then a letter arrives from the man himself headed In the Event of My Death. It sends Euphemia off on a whirlwind of adventures and reveals secrets about Fitzroy that she could never have imagined.

A Death for a Cause

by Caroline Dunford

When Euphemia Martins accompanies her employer Richenda Muller to London, she envisages a pleasant few days spent taking tea and visiting the shops. Her hopes are dashed when Richenda gets her involved in a suffragettes' march which soon turns nasty. Euphemia finds herself getting quite physical in the defence of her fellow marchers when the police turn on them, and she is imprisoned for her pains. Euphemia soon realises this is no ordinary imprisonment when her old acquaintance Fitzroy enrols her in the latest of his schemes for King and Country. An important civil servant has been murdered, and Fitzroy believes one of the women imprisoned with Euphemia knows the reason why. Euphemia must work out who it is... a task made more complicated when one of her fellow prisoners is also murdered. It's up to Euphemia, with help from Richenda and Richenda's brother Bertram, to trap the guilty party - and fast!

To Love Again

by Carol Maclean

To escape her sinister ex-husband Phillip, Meg flees to rural Devon, taking their young daughter Katie with her. She meets her neighbour, the reclusive farmer and artist Garth Winter, and although neither want to admit it, their magnetism to each other is hard to ignore. When Phillip finds Meg, he is determined to involve himself in his daughter's life - by taking drastic measures. As threat from Phillip increases, Meg realises she needs Garth's help to keep Katie - and herself - safe. Meg faces a personal battle to keep her daughter while she struggles with her feelings for Garth. Set against the backdrop of country moors and busy London streets, this is a story of one woman's journey to start a new life, allowing herself to find bravery and love even in the darkest of circumstances.

The Jubilee Letter

by Carol Maclean

Set against the backdrop of 1950s Glasgow and the grand drama of the young Queen's coronation, Avril has two suitors to choose from. However, both have secrets, and only once Avril finds out what they are hiding, will she be able to choose a love to last a lifetime. Will Avril be tempted by the charming Jack or choose the quiet Gordon? Caught between two lovers, a choice once made will affect her entire life.

Coming Home

by Carol Maclean

Melody has sworn never to return to Barradale, the island where she'd grown up - and been so unhappy...Now living in Glasgow, she has forged a new life in the City for herself. But when the gorgeous Kieran Matthews turns up on her doorstep, demanding that she go back with him to see her sick sister, she finds she cannot refuse. And for Melody, family secrets must be unravelled before Kieran's love can help to resolve her past.

Lady Luck

by Caro French

Farcreek - a living paradise for the buzzing yachting community privileged enough to reside there. A playground for the young and beautiful, where passions run high, and morals are low ... It is this hotbed of sex and excess that Lisa Michaels - evicted and abandoned - determines to make her home. Even if it means coming into contact with some faces she would much rather keep in the past ... Where Rick Morris schemes his way through love and life ... And where Mandy Manners tries to pick up the pieces, yet again ...

Lady Lay

by Caro French

Farcreek is an exclusive community bordered by millionaires' mansions; a beautiful yachtsman's paradise, awash with money - old and new - and with people prepared to cheat, lie, steal, or even sell out their loved ones if it will enable them to hold on to their lifestyles. The ink on Joseph and Poppy Cullen's marriage certificate is barely dry, but the cracks are beginning to show ... Meanwhile, Joseph's brother Adam fights to clear his name - and that of his lover Lisa - in a police investigation, one that could prove disastrous for the influential Cullen clan ... Promiscuous, unethical businessman Rick Morris keeps scheming, as his erstwhile wife Esme tries to make up for the lost time of their long, unfulfilling marriage by embarking on a new career, finding fresh confidence with her new lover, John - a man who has some heartbreaking decisions of his own to make ...

Lady Chance

by Caro French

As the temperature rises in the glittering yachtsman's paradise of Farcreek, so too does the need for yet more conspiracy, one-upmanship and deceit among its host of colourful residents. And when the pivot of the community, Commander Farcreek, teeters on the edge of death, the question on the tip of everyone's tongue is, Who will be his beneficiary? Farcreek - the hair-raisingly, steamy new saga of mischief and mayhem in the sun - where everyone's out for what they can't have. Farcreek is an exclusive creek bordered by millionaires' mansions, a yachtsman's paradise, awash with old money - and new - and gamblers prepared to cheat, lie, steal or sell their wives if it will enable them to hold on to their assets.

Love Castaway

by Cara Cooper

Dr Nancy Taylor, is contented with her lone conservationist role on a desert island. When Gareth Marrs lands his plane she wants him out of there. She craves isolation from the real world where she made a mistake so awful she cannot bear to return. Owner of a luxury cruise line, Gareth plans to profit from her precious hideaway. He is less than honest with Nancy about his reasons for being there. When the island is attacked by Somalian pirates, Gareth not only protects Nancy but begins to understand why she has shut herself away. He is deeply attracted to the beautiful enigmatic scientist, so different from the shallow conquests in his city home. When he awakens the emotions she has hidden for so long, Gareth offers a chance of happiness. But Nancy discovers his real reason for invading her hidden paradise, incensed, she orders him out of her life forever. Gareth isn't a man so easily brushed off. Besides he knows the only future he can contemplate lies with her if only he can get her to face up to her demons.

Just Retirement

by Brian Platt

These cartoons are are the original work of talented cartoonist, Brian Platt, author of the best-selling book How to Draw Cartoons. The humour is fun, international and certain to help people see the funny side of everyday life. Now available in paperback and ebook formats.

Just Religion

by Brian Platt

These cartoons are are the original work of talented cartoonist, Brian Platt, author of the best-selling book How to Draw Cartoons. The humour is fun, international and certain to help people see the funny side of everyday life. Now available in paperback and ebook formats.

Just Kids

by Brian Platt

Cartoon range by Brian Platt

Just Golf

by Brian Platt

Perfect for golfers everywhere! These cartoons are are the original work of talented cartoonist, Brian Platt, author of the best-selling book How to Draw Cartoons. The humour is fun, international and certain to help people see the funny side of everyday life. Now available in paperback and ebook formats.

Just Dogs

by Brian Platt

Perfect for dog lovers everywhere! These cartoons are are the original work of talented cartoonist, Brian Platt, author of the best-selling book How to Draw Cartoons. The humour is fun, international and certain to help people see the funny side of everyday life. Now available in paperback and ebook formats.

Just Cats

by Brian Platt

Perfect for cat lovers everywhere! These cartoons are are the original work of talented cartoonist, Brian Platt, author of the best-selling book How to Draw Cartoons. The humour is fun, international and certain to help people see the funny side of everyday life. Now available in paperback and ebook formats.

How to Draw Cartoons

by Brian Platt

Fun, simple and entertaining - this book will help the complete novice turn out professional looking cartoons in minutes. Suitable for all age groups.

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