Book List:42 titles
  • In Honour Bound is the exciting and very tautly written story of a hero who fell, not among thieves, but among his own friends. Johnny Prothero has everything. He was brought up in the closed, bright world of influence and wealth, and nourished on th...


  • Lucy's trouble is that the exercise of her ambition is trammelled by the letter, though not the spirit, of such contemporary morality as has been distilled to her. Quite intelligent and attractive enough to get on under her own steam, her desire to l...


  • An extremely mesmerising woman, Venetia holds everyone she comes across enraptured. So when Venetia is found dead in suspicious circumstances the question is: exactly who would want to kill the beautiful Venetia?Those who were close to Venetia find t...


  • When Tom Harrington embarks on an affair with the beautiful and affectionate Emily Hunter, he has no idea how seriously his life will be affected. At first, it is a straightforward deception, requiring only the usual expected tasks of lying to their ...


  • George is an unusually successful travel agent, providing other people with the adventures he dare not risk. Though content to wrap himself in fantasies, he is haunted by the fact that 'the important things happened whilst his back was turned' and by...


  • Determined to find the ex-lodger who stole his grandmother's savings, Fred McAlpine and his friends Sid, Rosie, Algy and Clio launch on a series of sleuthing activities to trace the thief. Unfortunately their detective work leads them nowhere fast an...


  • Ben, eleven years old and the youngest of the Mallory children, has left his aunt and siblings to come to London where his widower father wishes to introduce him to his young future step-mother. Unable to return home when his brother and sister becom...


  • I am an outside child. That is what Plato Jones calls me.' Jane Tucker is thirteen years old when she discovers she has a half-brother and sister, a revelation which promises to bring both excitement and succour to her ordinary life. But obstacles li...


  • Deeply unhappy at the recent divorce of her parents, Mary is sent away to live by the sea with her distant grandfather and the detestable Aunt Alice. Feeling abandoned, without even the company of her beloved pet cat Noakes, the summer looks set to b...






  • Lonely and forlorn after their mother's death and their sudden arrival at Aunt Mabel's seaside boarding-house, John, Mary and Ben Mallory are unimpressed with their new life in England. But there are wonderful surprises in store for them when they di...


  • On the Scottish island of Skua, friendship develops between the lonely and mysterious Perdita and a blind girl, Janey. Both possess a kind of second sight - Janey's is the ability to hear, feel and remember more than others, and Perdita's is the omin...


  • Circles of Deceit is narrated by a painter who specializes as a copyist. Major figures on the canvas are Clio, his child-bride; Helen, his first wife; and his mother Maisie. They confound lies and the truth in a subtle weave, while the silent agony ...


  • When Tom's grandfather goes off the road, Tom is sure Gandy has gone mad. Tom knows that beyond the wall lies the Outside, a wild place filled with barbarians and unimaginable dangers. He also knows that Oldies are weak-minded. So Tom summons all his...



  • Thirteen-year-old Plato Jones comes to terms with his mixed heritage when he visits Greece and finds out about his Welsh grandfather, a World War II hero, and his Greek grandfather, who is rumored to have been a traitor....



    • 1992
    • / General Fiction
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    Cora's stuck in a strange house with a girl who's out to get her--and no one believes her. Cora was supposed to live with her grandparents while her mother and father were away. But Grandma had an accident, and Cora was sent next door to stay with...



  • With the ferocity of a mother tiger defending her cubs, fourteen-year-old Emmie Bean watches over her household: her amiable drunken father, her gaunt, evangelical old grandmother, her beautiful, wayward sister Alice and most precious of all, eight-y...



    • 1985
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    Alex is different from every other boy. He was Found eleven years ago in the arms of the giant Sphinx in the City of London. Ever since his Finding, Alex has lived happily with his adopted family, and instead of his birthday he celebrates his Finding...




  • Draws a complex, sympathetic portrait of Laura, a forty-year-old novelist, compressing into the framework of a single day the kaleidoscope of feelings and roles--as writer, mother, wife, daughter, friend, and lover--that constitute her life...





  • "HE'S THE DEVIL..." Peregrine insisted gently. "I saw...." He caught his breath and began to cry. "I saw his cloven hoof." Hilary felt quite faint and sick. Peregrine was always truthful. She remembered the nanny who had said long ago, ...


  • Who is Anna? Is she Anna-May Gates, the war-time evacuee who encounters neglect and unwitting abuse on a Welsh farm? The reticent, dutiful daughter of her foster-mother, Crystal? Giles's shy child-bride? Conscientious mother and housewife?...






  • The expulsion from school of their eldest son shatters the middle-class security of Maggie, a writer, and Charlie, a journalist. Since childhood, Toby has been diffident and self-absorbed, but the threat of drug taking and his refusal (or inability) ...


  • Elizabeth and Richard are on holiday in Morocco, travelling from its fertile coast to the barren uplands beyond the Atlas mountains. During the expedition's adventures and mishaps, Elizabeth surveys her eighteen-year marriage and its accumulations of...


  • Kate, Robin and Sammy have a friend called Squib, whom they met in the park. He is an odd and frightened little boy, which piques their curiosity, and leads them into a dangerous situation. First published in 1973....


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    Today, Tuesday, the day that Penelope has chosen to leave her husband, is the first really warm day of spring...' Penelope has always done her best to be a good wife, a good mistress, a good mother - and a good magistrate. Today she is more consciou...


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    Emma's anxious and manipulative plea, 'Someone listen to me', opens- and closes- this deliciously uncomfortable novel in which Nina Bawden explores myriad emotional disguises with her characteristic acuity. When Emma's father-in-law falls down the st...


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    By the author of "Circles of Deceit" and "Tortoise by Candlelight", this novel shows the fragility of a family's equilibrium. Three children live with their mother and are happy in the love of their stepfather. The arrival of an aunt and the adolesce...


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    Amy thinks that the Hotel Parthenon in Greece would be a nice change for her husband, Labour Minister Tom Jones, who is grumpily recovering from an operation for hemorrhoids. But once there, they run into Portia, Tom's redheaded ex-mistress, and then...


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    Beautiful Rose Blacker was a pathetic figure when she came to tell Celia Stone that she was pregnant by Humphrey, Celia's husband. Rose produced love letters from Humphrey which seemed to be conclusive proof of his guilt.Fearful for the future of her...


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    In six days, Silas Mudd will celebrate his 100th birthday. He is alarmingly healthy and tough as old boots—which is more than can be said of his son Will. “Not sure he’ll make old bones,” Silas confides loudly to Coral, his daughter-in-law. But...


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    A Mother's warning " I'm sure you think you're in love with him. You're excited by the idea of living in random's end. You're even more excited by the idea of living with a man who has been accused of murdering his wife. You think its romantic...


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    As Tom Grant saw it, when he and Louise turned up at London Airport to welcome Jay Nbola of Kenya, there was no reason for behaving as though anything extraordinary was happening: he had invited a friend to stay with them during his year at London Un...


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