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Belshazzar's Daughter (Inspector Ikmen #1)

by Barbara Nadel

Leonid Meyer is found murdered in his flat in Balat, Istanbul's decrepit Jewish quarter, a swastika daubed on the wall in the old man's blood. But Inspector Cetin Ikmen is quick to eschew the obvious conclusion that this is a racist attack. The evidence leads Ikmen and his young lieutenant, Suleyman, to two people: Robert Cornelius, a teacher observed outside Meyer's flat shortly after the murder, and a retired businessman, Reinhold Smits, known to have had Nazi sympathies. But another link connects these two: a ninety-year-old Russian émigré, Maria Gulcu, a widow who thinks she possesses a secret worth killing for...

Josie

by Lynda Page

For Josie Rawlings, caring for her cantankerous old grandmother and running her vegetable stall in Leicester's market square is hard work. But then things get a whole lot worse when Josie's inheritance is stolen and her granddmother's death brings eviction from the only home she's ever known. Determined to rise above these bitter blows, Josie struggles to support herself, and, desperate for affection, stumbles into an ill-fated love affair. But there are those around who do recognise Josie's worth, and, although she is unaware of it, one man in particular is keeping a close eye on her progress...

Just By Chance: An engrossing saga of friendship, drama and heartache

by Lynda Page

A chance encounter one cold, dark night changes the course of a young girl's life forever... Lynda Page writes a compelling saga in Just By Chance, in which a young girl's life is turned upside down by the choice she makes one eventful evening. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Rosie Goodwin.In a run-down cottage, deep in woodland on the outskirts of Leicestershire, sixteen-year-old Tilda Penny lives in fear of her drunken father's violent attacks. Born with a withered arm, Tilda is branded an outcast in the community and her only comfort is drawn from her friendship with seven-year-old Eustace Sprocket. Suffering from his aunt's intolerable abuse, he too is no stranger to rejection. Entering her cottage one evening, Tilda stumbles upon a young man about to steal her life savings. But instead of throwing Ben McCraven out into the cold night air, she takes pity on him and offers him shelter for the night. Tilda's one simple act of kindness is to have far-reaching consequences...What readers are saying about Just By Chance:'A brilliant story which I couldn't put down... Lynda's characters are always so alive and her plots keep you guessing and riveted until the end''Lynda Page has written a book which is both funny and moving. In common with her other sagas, this is a gripping read: once started, it's hard to put the book down. In typical Lynda Page style, the characters are colourfully brought to life. For example, Tilda's horrible father... is so well defined in character, appearance and manner of speech that you can almost smell the rancid fumes that emanate from him... In my opinion, this is Lynda Page's best book to date'

The Great Mistake Mysteries 3-Book Bundle: The Best Mistake Mystery / The Artsy Mistake Mystery /The Snake Mistake Mystery

by Sylvia McNicoll

Anxious young Stephen Noble and his friend Renée are the dogwalking detectives! This special three-book bundle collects the first three book in The Great Mistake Mysteries. Includes The Great Mistake Mystery Dogwalker Stephen Nobel has a habit of overanalyzing things. When the bomb squad searches his school and a car crashes into the building, Stephen can’t leave it alone. But now his new friend Renée and his furry clients Ping and Pong are wrapped up in a dangerous mystery with a real criminal! The Artsy Mistake Mystery Renée and Stephen team up when Renée’s brother Attila is accused of stealing the outdoor art that’s been disappearing all over the neighbourhood. Convinced that Attila is innocent, Renée and Stephen set out to find the truth about the missing art. The Snake Mistake Mystery In the third Great Mistake Mystery, Stephen and Renée investigate a recent robbery that has been pinned on the Noble Dogwalking Agency. The crime involves a missing python and a key that Stephen says he lost. Stephen and Renée need to solve this case or the Noble Dogwalking Agency will go under!

De puño y letra

by Rita Black

¿Quién escribe cartas en estos días? Nadie, excepto Emma y Raúl. Intrigado al encontrar en su nuevo apartamento una carta de puño y letra para el inquilino anterior, Raúl, arquitecto recién divorciado, la devuelve a la remitente para informarle de que su abuelo, a quien iba dirigida la misiva, ha fallecido. En agradecimiento, Emma, joven violinista que vive en Argentina, le responde por el mismo medio, lo que iniciará un intenso intercambio epistolar, que no solo los llevará a redescubrir el encanto de volcar el alma en tinta y papel, sino a encontrar de nuevo la felicidad.

Soñando con el demonio (Abrazando la oscuridad 2)

by Alina Covalschi

A veces no hay forma de escapar de lo que se siente. La atracción entre ellos es innegable y la pasión insaciable. Ella le mostró cómo sentir. Él le mostró cómo amar. Vivian es un demonio celestial que salva a las personas indefensas atrapadas en el Inframundo. En sus sueños, ella puede ver a esas almas necesitadas y, con la ayuda de sus poderes, las libera. Chad es el hijo de la mujer que salvó el mundo de los horrores del Infierno. Una mujer que tiene unos poderes inimaginables. Sus padres son los guardianes de los humanos, los únicos demonios que tienen un corazón vivo. Todas las noches, él sueña con una mujer rubia de ojos morados que llora y que baña sus ojos en lágrimas de sangre. Juntos descubren un gran amor, un amor capaz de sobrevivir a toda la maldad que el Infierno tiene preparado para ellos.

Los demonios del pasado (Serie Porvenir de papel 2)

by Olga Hermon

A cambio de su rendición, él le daría un reino. A cambio de su amor, ella sanaría las heridas de su alma rota y atormentada. Con el apoyo y amor incondicional de don Ricardo, su padre y su gran amiga Giselle, Isabella ha sabido salir adelante combinando su nueva vida de madre soltera y escritora, y aunque no ha podido olvidar al hombre que le robó tres meses de su vida y el corazón, lleva su día a día con paso firme y seguro a su segundo éxito literario. Después de su fuerte experiencia de un año atrás, su forma de ver el mundo ha cambiado, pero su vida amorosa sigue rezagada entre sus planes; su centro del universo son su hijo y su profesión. Cumpliendo con su palabra dada, Zahir se ha mantenido alejado de su hermano e Isabella, aunque los remordimientos por los errores cometidos en el pasado lo mantienen atado al presente. La oportunidad de redimirse se la ofrecerá Ricardo Hamilton cuando se presente ante él para entregarle las pruebas de su inocencia. Al descubrir el engaño de Isabella, Zahir decide ir en su busca para comunicarle su decisión de hacerse cargo de su hijo, pero ante la reticencia de ella a aceptar sus condiciones, se verá forzado a imponer sus derechos. Con tal de deshacerse de la amenaza de Zahir de nuevo en su vida, Isabella resuelve hacerle una propuesta que está segura lo alejará de ella y de su hijo para siempre. Sin embargo, no cuenta con que las fuerzas del cielo y de la tierra ejercen el control de sus destinos. Entre verdes mares y arenas doradas, días soleados y noches de tormenta, Zahir se valdrá de todos sus encantos y argumentos para demostrarle a la rebelde Isabella que él tiene la razón, pero no el que tiene la última palabra, pues el extraño libro entrará de nuevo en el juego.

No serás un extraño

by Laura Mercé

Una novela de corte señorial y drama romántico, donde las intrigas se conjugan con el amor y los inventos tecnológicos para pintar un cuadro vívido de Inglaterra y Francia a principios del siglo XX. Ronald Morrison es un ingeniero inventor lleno de deudas. Vive con Sara, su mujer, que se encuentra muy enferma, y su pequeña hija Diana. Ronald es estafado por Norman, su cuñado, y un banquero francés, Armand Leblanc amigo de este. Ambos le roban su invento. Al mismo tiempo muere su esposa y él se queda solo con la pequeña Diana. Norman, aprovechándose del lamentable estado de su cuñado paga todas sus deudas y lo obliga marcharse quedándose él con la niña y responsabilizándose de su educación. Años después, Diana, ya convertida en una bella joven, criada en la opulencia, se enamora de Eduardo Leblanc, el hijo del banquero, desconociendo que el padre de este contribuyó al destierro del suyo...

Zapatitos de clavel

by Karen Vásquez

Esta es la primera entrega de la bilogía Pétalos de Cristal, la historia de cuatro mujeres dominadas por la familia Abraham. Fanny Herrero solamente envidia la vida que lleva su hermana mayor Elisa. Elisa envidia la juventud de Saraí Ávila. Saraí envidia a aquellos que se manejan con libertad como Dana Erlich. Y Dana envidia a todo aquel que llame la atención de su tío el señor Jacobo Abraham. Cuatro mujeres diferentes. Cuatro mujeres que sufren diferente. Fanny busca seguridad y comida. Elisa mantener su estatus y nivel de vida. Saraí solamente busca el respeto que se le negó al nacer. Dana, que su tío y Cristóbal Mondejar sean solamente para ella al igual que el público que conquista cada vez que brilla en el escenario. En una familia llena de indiferencia y dolor no hay lugar para la verdad. No hay lugar para la felicidad. Aun así, ellas se esforzarán por alcanzar sus objetivos cueste lo que cueste.

The Wildcrafting Brewer: Creating Unique Drinks and Boozy Concoctions from Nature's Ingredients

by Pascal Baudar

Primitive beers, country wines, herbal meads, natural sodas, and more The art of brewing doesn’t stop at the usual ingredients: barley, hops, yeast, and water. In fact, the origins of brewing involve a whole galaxy of wild and cultivated plants, fruits, berries, and other natural materials, which were once used to make a whole spectrum of creative, fermented drinks. Now fermentation fans and home brewers can rediscover these “primitive” drinks and their unique flavors in The Wildcrafting Brewer. Wild-plant expert and forager Pascal Baudar’s first book, The New Wildcrafted Cuisine, opened up a whole new world of possibilities for readers wishing to explore and capture the flavors of their local terroir. The Wildcrafting Brewer does the same for fermented drinks. Baudar reveals both the underlying philosophy and the practical techniques for making your own delicious concoctions, from simple wild sodas, to non-grape-based “country wines,” to primitive herbal beers, meads, and traditional ethnic ferments like tiswin and kvass. The book opens with a retrospective of plant-based brewing and ancient beers. The author then goes on to describe both hot and cold brewing methods and provides lots of interesting recipes; mugwort beer, horehound beer, and manzanita cider are just a few of the many drinks represented. Baudar is quick to point out that these recipes serve mainly as a touchstone for readers, who can then use the information and techniques he provides to create their own brews, using their own local ingredients. The Wildcrafting Brewer will attract herbalists, foragers, natural-foodies, and chefs alike with the author’s playful and relaxed philosophy. Readers will find themselves surprised by how easy making your own natural drinks can be, and will be inspired, again, by the abundance of nature all around them.

Hearts Are Wild: 4 Romances for Your Valentine

by Synithia Williams Elley Arden Dana Volney Jennifer DeCuir

Better than chocolates and flowers—let these heart-thumping romances fill your Valentine’s Day cravings for sexy, satisfying endings.A Heart to Heal: Ignoring rumors, disapproval from family and friends, and promises to avoid each other, Shayla Monroe returns home and becomes friends again—then lovers—with her ex. But Devin wants all or nothing. Can Shayla risk damaging what’s left of her reputation? Five of Hearts: As lead singer for the boy band Five of Hearts, Dean learned that women only want him for his money and fame. So he has good reason for hiding his famous past from his neighbor, Shannon, and everyone else in Scallop Shores. But the closer he gets to Shannon and her children, the more he realizes he may have made a big mistake. Heal My Heart: Dr. Tag Howard wants nothing to do with the Kemmons brothers and their fame on the diamond. He’s made his own way as an MLB team doctor and is determined to steer clear of the family that abandoned him…until female pro quarterback MJ Rooney crashes into his life with a concussion and a fresh perspective. Protecting His Heart: When a mission goes sideways and leaves seasoned spy Arabella Nox with valuable information and a terrorist on her heels, she seeks out the one person on earth she hopes won’t betray her: the husband she hasn’t spoken to in years. Felix Ibarra thought he’d put his past behind him, but when Arabella lands a job beside him at Wyn Security, she’s clearly up to something he can’t trust. Will the deep emotions that tore them apart the first time be their undoing once again? Sensuality Level: Sensual

Stiff Competition

by Micah Persell

Exploring the boundaries between friendship and lovers, secrets and ethics, this second book in the Sin City Gigolos trilogy delivers steamy satisfaction.As a gigolo, Gage Adams has the perfect life: he gets all the sex he needs without caring about or committing to anyone or anything. When he meets his condo neighbor, Cassidy Hastings, and they instantly spark, he soon realizes she may be the perfect woman for him: wanting no commitment and offering no judgments. Their carefully crafted friends-with-benefits plan is foolproof—as long as they stay between those lines. Cassidy’s busy competing to write her company’s next hit video game, a challenge she’s determined to win with an industry-defying kickass female-fronted storyline. If she fails, her boss will show her and her unorthodox ideas to the door. Funny thing, though, the more she hangs out with Gage, the more that details about his gigolo career seep into her project. As the lines between friendship and love, right and wrong, blur on the road of ambition, Cassidy and Gage begin spinning out of control. Which lines will they choose to cross, and can their relationship survive the inevitable crash? Sensuality Level: Spicy

Why You Lose at Chess: Second Edition

by Tim Harding

This updated edition of a chess classic shows how to learn from defeats by recognizing warning signals and by analyzing what went wrong in losing games. Revised chapters focus on shift from correspondence chess to internet and email play, benefits of computer chess, and analysis of face-off between Kasparov and Deep Blue.

The Decameron: Selected Tales

by Giovanni Boccaccio Bob Blaisdell

While the Black Death rages through 14th-century Florence, a group of young people retreat to the healthful air of the countryside and amuse themselves by telling tales of romance and adventure. This is the premise of Boccaccio's Decameron, a landmark of early Renaissance literature and one of the world's great story collections. Vast in scope, teeming with colorful characters, and rich in worldly wisdom, these 25 tales from the original 100 encompass a variety of genres -- folktales, ancient myths, fables, and anecdotes ranging from earthy satires of hypocritical clergy to gripping tales of murder and revenge and stories of passionate love. Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Keats drew upon Boccaccio's masterpiece for inspiration, and the grand old storyteller's fables continue to captivate modern readers.

The Heptameron: Selected Tales

by Arthur Machen Stanley Appelbaum Marguerite, Queen of Navarre

Like the exuberant storytellers of Boccaccio's Decameron and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the ten men and women who narrate the tales of The Heptameron offer captivating glimpses of a vanished world. They have taken refuge in a Pyrenean abbey, where they pass their time in a storytelling battle of the sexes. Ranging from highly romantic to downright bawdy, and from deeply spiritual to profane, these tales form a vivid portrait of life and attitudes during the transition from medieval to modern times in sixteenth century France.These tales reputedly originated at the royal court of France and are attributed to Marguerite de Navarre, the learned sister of Francis I. Several of the characters attest to the truth of their stories, and indeed, many of the incidents they describe were verified by latter-day scholarship. Real or imagined, the gripping tales of The Heptameron--brimming with murder, adultery, remorse, and revenge--continue to enthrall readers in the twenty-first century.

Automatic Architecture: Motivating Form after Modernism

by Sean Keller

In the 1960s and ’70s, architects, influenced by recent developments in computing and the rise of structuralist and poststructuralist thinking, began to radically rethink how architecture could be created. Though various new approaches gained favor, they had one thing in common: they advocated moving away from the traditional reliance on an individual architect’s knowledge and instincts and toward the use of external tools and processes that were considered objective, logical, or natural. Automatic architecture was born. The quixotic attempts to formulate such design processes extended modernist principles and tried to draw architecture closer to mathematics and the sciences. By focusing on design methods, and by examining evidence at a range of scales—from institutions to individual buildings—Automatic Architecture offers an alternative to narratives of this period that have presented postmodernism as a question of style, as the methods and techniques traced here have been more deeply consequential than the many stylistic shifts of the past half century. Sean Keller closes the book with an analysis of the contemporary condition, suggesting future paths for architectural practice that work through, but also beyond, the merely automatic.

Evie

by Lynda Page

Evie Grayson has always had a flair for fashion, so when she is promoted to the General Office at Dawson's hosiery factory in Leicester, she rises to the challenge. But then Evie stumbles upon sinister goings-on in the accounts department and, to her surprise and confusion, she realises her spiteful sister Florrie could be involved...Despite her career success, romance has always eluded Evie, and it is not until she meets Edward Bradshaw that she falls deeply in love. But why are their families so opposed to the union? And what is Evie's mother trying to conceal about the past?

Annie: A moving saga of poverty, fortitude and undying hope

by Lynda Page

A young mother strives for a better tomorrow. Lynda Page's Annie is a gripping saga of a woman's struggle against poverty and hardship, to create a better life for herself and her son. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Cathy Sharp.When Charlie Higgins is unfairly dismissed from his job in a Leicester shoe factory his family become crippled by poverty. Refusing to surrender to her husband's misfortunes, Annie manages to keep food on the table and faith in their hearts. Until tragedy strikes again. With the threat of the workhouse looming over them, Annie and her young son Georgie seek refuge with their only relatives: the Burbages - a family they have never met and know nothing about. Adapting to farm life is a gruelling experience for Annie and Georgie, but hard work and cheerfulness earn them respect. But at the back of Annie's mind, she knows that one day she must return to Leicester to confront the memories she has left behind, and begin a new life for herself and her son... What readers are saying about Annie: 'Really enjoyed this book from beginning to end, one of those you don't want to put down. Shed a few tears along the way, but a lovely ending ''Fantastic book. Could not put it down. Just another enthralling book by a fantastic author. Would recommend this book to everyone'

And One for Luck: A compelling saga of finding happiness in the direst of circumstances

by Lynda Page

When the Second World War threatens all, a remarkable woman finds happiness where she least expects it. And One For Luck is an inspiring saga from much-loved author Lynda Page, of a woman discovering happiness through the eye-opening events of World War Two. Perfect for fans of Kate Thompson and Pam Evans.Grace Wilkins and Bessie Rudney have been neighbours for over twenty years, but it takes the outbreak of World War Two for them to become friends. The more time Grace spends with Bessie, her six boisterous children and her loving husband Tom, the more she realises what has been missing from her own loveless marriage. As the war takes its toll on Leicester, and one by one the men folk leave to join the fighting, Grace finds comfort in helping others. Each day, as she takes on another new challenge, Grace realises that her daughter might have been right all along - it's time to break out, really make something of her life, and possibly find true love, before it's too late...What readers are saying about And One For Luck:'Right from the start this book had me gripped. The author's portrayal of struggle, hope and devastation suffered by a tight knit war torn neighbourhood had me in floods of tears, of sadness and joy. The sheer brilliance of Lynda Page's talent has had me scouring the shelves for more of her work. Never have I read anything so captivating and well written - I actually felt that I was there''A warm, comforting book. Lots of humour with good old values. Couldn't put it down. Delightfully British. Loved it'

Peggie: One woman’s struggle to fulfil her dreams…

by Lynda Page

A family feud threatens to destroy the happiness of a young woman's family forever. Peggie is a thrilling saga from Lynda Page that follows a young woman as she struggles to protect the family she loves, and fulfil her father's dream. Perfect for fans of Daisy Styles and Nadine Dorries. An unexpected windfall gives Peggie Cartwright the lucky break she deserves. At last she can save her family from financial ruin. Ever since Cyrus Crabbe stole her father Septimus's brake and claimed it as his own vehicle, Sep has dreamed of the day he would run a bus service for the villagers of Leicester to put the Crabbes out of business once and for all. It now looks like that day is in sight. But Cyrus Crabbe is a dangerous man, determined to stop the Cartwrights from succeeding. A wicked remark from his acid tongue forces Septimus to abandon his beloved brood, and as Sep's absence stretches from weeks to months, Peggie watches her mother sink into a deep decline. Peggie's brothers and sisters are used to heartache but when Billy is beaten black and blue and Cyrus's son Reginald turns his attentions to young Letty, it seems that none of the family is to be spared... Peggie knows it's up to her to keep the business afloat and spirits raised. For no matter what obstacles are thrown her way she is determined to fulfil her father's dream.What readers are saying about Peggie:'A lovely story, I loved all the characters in it and thoroughly enjoyed reading it''This story holds you to the end... I recommend this book and I could hardly put it down''Smashing - five stars'

Shades of Murder: (Mitchell & Markby 13)

by Ann Granger

In 1889 Cora Oakley died by inhaling a poisonous gas in her sleep, and her husband William was put on trial for her murder. Over a hundred years later, the only remaining members of the family are two elderly sisters who live in the ancestral home. Unable to maintain the mansion, the sisters decide to sell up and live off the proceeds. Then a young Polish man named Jan appears, claiming to be William Oakley's great-grandson and threatening to ruin the sisters' plans. When he is found dead, it seems that the shadow of murder has returned to haunt the Oakley family again, and Superintendent Markby must look back at the events of a century ago to find the killer...

Risking It All

by Ann Granger

When Fran Varady is approached by Private Investigator Clarence Duke, she mistrusts him on instinct. But she can?t ignore what he has to tell her. Her mother, Eva, who walked out on Fran when she was only seven years old, has hired Clarence to find her daughter. And for good reason. Eva is dying. Within days, Fran is reunited with the mother she hasn't seen for fifteen years, and is soon to lose again. But the biggest bombshell is still to come. Eva has another child - a daughter she gave up soon after her birth - and she wants Fran to find her.Matters aren't helped by the fact that slippery Clarence Duke seems intent on discovering what she's up to. But it's when he's found dead in his car outside Fran's home that the trouble really begins ...

Polly of Penn's Place: A compelling saga of sibling rivalry and lost love

by Dee Williams

A stirring tale of a world and a family in the grip of war... Bitter feuds and lost loves threaten a young woman's happiness forever in Dee Williams' engrossing saga, Polly of Penn's Place. Perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin and Cathy Sharp.'Flowers with the rich atmosphere of old Docklands London' - Manchester Evening NewsPolly Perkins and her older brother Sid have never really liked each other and when, in a fit of spite, he flicks a fishbone at her and accidentally blinds her in one eye, it seems to Polly that he has blighted her entire future. But life carries on in 1930s Rotherhithe and Polly, like the other tenants of Penn's Place, is soon caught up in its daily struggles: battling to keep treasured possessions from being sold at the pawn shop, to hold her own in the rows which rage through her warring family, and to find herself a job. In the latter she succeeds and, having started as a tea girl at Bloom's Fashions, to her delight is offered a job in the office. There her friendship with the prosperous Bloom family grows, in particular with Sarah and her handsome brother David, whose lifestyle in Putney is so different from her own.Meanwhile in Rotherhithe Polly finds herself being courted ever more insistently by Ron, Sid's best friend and, Polly sometimes suspects, his partner in crime. When in frustration he points out that, disfigured by her accident, Polly is lucky to get any suitors at all, she decides, reluctantly, to accept his proposal of marriage. But, as the country finds itself in the grip of war, it becomes clear that Sid - and her husband Ron - have jeopardised Polly's future once more. What readers are saying about Polly of Penn's Place: 'This is the kind of book you just cannot put down. It is the sort of book that you can imagine that you are in the book with all the characters; it is well written and certainly keeps your attention''I've recently discovered Dee Williams' books and this was yet another that I could not put down. A brilliant story with a surprise ending. Excellent''This is a lovely, heart-warming story, you don't want to put it down'

Ellie of Elmleigh Square: An engrossing saga of love, hope and escape

by Dee Williams

A young woman is torn between love, loyalty... and the chance for escape. Ellie of Elmleigh Square by Dee Williams is a stirring saga of a young woman's search for happiness and escape from her brawling, embittered family. Perfect for fans of Cathy Sharp and Sheila Newberry.'A compassionate tale of a woman's struggle for survival' - Woman's RealmEllie Walsh lives in a battlefield. Her out-of-work father, selfish sisters and violent, bitter mother, Ruby, are constantly fighting - and Ellie is always caught in the crossfire. So when a charming customer, Leonard Kent, comes into the local tearoom where she is a waitress, she is flattered by his attention. And when he reveals he plays the piano in a West End club by night, she is thrilled by the glamorous life she imagines him leading - so far removed from the grind of poverty-stricken Rotherhithe.But though she is increasingly attracted to Leonard, Ellie has secretly never forgotten Terry Andrews, who lives on the other side of Elmleigh Square to her. But Terry has made it clear he is not interested in her and, in any case, Ruby Walsh hates Terry's mother and would never permit a relationship between Terry and her daughter. Events, though, soon take an extraordinary turn, destroying the flimsy foundations on which Ellie has built her world. It is up to her, and her alone, to decide on the direction of her future... What readers are saying about Ellie of Elmleigh Square: 'This book had me hooked from page one... Perfect to curl up with and let yourself be transported back in time to a different age. Truly wonderful''Another easy, interesting read [with a] great mix of characters''I loved this book, Ellie became almost my friend whilst reading it. I was captivated from beginning to end'

Annie of Albert Mews: A gripping saga of friendship, love and war

by Dee Williams

A friendship is tested amidst the storm clouds of war... Annie of Albert Mews is a warm and spirited saga of two East End friends, and their struggle to find happiness in the midst of the Second World War, from much-loved author Dee Wiliams. Perfect for fans of Pam Evans and Nadine Dorries.'A vividly realised story' - British Book NewsEven if she feels life is passing her by as she serves behind the counter in her father's Rotherhithe grocer's shop, Annie Rogers knows she is lucky to have a secure home and a loving family - unlike her friend Lil, whose father is a violent drunk. Knowing how hard Lil's life is, Annie willingly helps her out, lending her dresses and make-up and, when Annie is asked out on a smart date by the landlord's son Peter Barrett, suggesting Lil come along to make up a foursome.But it is a shock when Lil gets on famously with Peter's swanky friend Julian whilst Annie feels much less sure of the smooth Peter. Soon Lil is busy earning money from pub singing spots set up for her by Julian, and Annie, no longer needed by her friend, feels more isolated than ever. It is then that she notices shy Will Hobbs from Fisher's engineering works. Before long Annie and Will are engaged, with plans for a home of their own in Surrey. But a dreadful accident at Fisher's and the looming shadow of World War II mean that life for Annie of Albert Mews is not so predictable - or secure - as she once thought it was... What readers are saying about Annie of Albert Mews: 'Another brilliant Dee Williams book - once again I found it hard to put down. The story twists throughout keeping you hooked and eager to find out what happens next. A really good book to curl up with and lose yourself in''As always the reader empathises with the main characters right from the start, but there are many layers to this story and it spans the traumatic period of the Second World War. There are many twists and turns throughout to keep the reader in suspense'

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