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 Wallis in Love - Andrew Morton

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Wallis in Love brings a fascinating new perspective on the 20th century's most controversial royal scandal. Andrew Morton's impeccable research and unerring skill for riveting storytelling combine to present a strong case for a new and startling reveal: that the woman who rocked the world with her uncompromising passion for the Prince of Wales may have fooled everyone by keeping the object of her true passion hidden away... From her relatively lowly beginnings in America - where young Wallis and her mother were dependent on her domineering and powerful Uncle Sol, to her rise through the social ranks and her determination to one day beat men at their own game - to the ultimate conquest of the Prince of Wales, Morton paints a vivid and multi-faceted picture of a compelling, ambitious and often hard-hearted woman, who may have won the jewel in the British crown but very possibly at the expense of her true happiness. Wallis in Love reveals the men Wallis truly loved, the men who broke her heart - and the hearts she broke in turn. In this vivid, fresh and frankly amazing portrait of the Duchess of Windsor, Morton draws on interviews, secret letters, diaries and never before seen or heard primary sources. From the day she was born in a ramshackle cottage in the hills to revealing what really happened the night her husband died, Morton paints a fresh and enticing portrait of the Duchess of Windsor.


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1. Barefoot at the Lake A Memoir of Summer People and Water Creatures (Large Print Edition) - Bruce Fogle

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Teeming with wonderful characters, Barefoot at the Lake is the story of a boy discovering his place in the world and realising his deep connection with nature. It is a memoir that will utterly transport you – you’ll feel the sun on your face, the pebbles of the lake under foot and catch the scent of the pine on the wind.

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2. The Perfect Stranger (Large Print Edition) - P. J. Kavanagh

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The early years of poet P.J. Kavanagh’s life – which took him from a Butlin’s Holiday Camp to Switzerland and Paris, to a battlefield in Korea, to Oxford and Barcelona, and finally to Java – made little sense to him, until ‘something extraordinary happened’: his meeting with Sally, ‘the perfect stranger’.

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3. Gallipoli (Large Print Edition) - Alan Moorehead

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The classic and definitive history of the Gallipoli campaign with a new introduction by Sir Max Hastings. Moorehead, the finest war correspondent of his generation, recounts why the campaign was so important in the lessons it taught and why it continues to have such an emotional hold on the present day, particularly in Australia and New Zealand.

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4. The Perfect Stranger - P. J. Kavanagh

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £14.99  - Currently in stock

The early years of poet P.J. Kavanagh’s life – which took him from a Butlin’s Holiday Camp to Switzerland and Paris, to a battlefield in Korea, to Oxford and Barcelona, and finally to Java – made little sense to him, until ‘something extraordinary happened’: his meeting with Sally, ‘the perfect stranger’.

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5. Barefoot at the Lake A Memoir of Summer People and Water Creatures (Large Print Edition) - Bruce Fogle

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £14.99  - Currently in stock

Teeming with wonderful characters, Barefoot at the Lake is the story of a boy discovering his place in the world and realising his deep connection with nature. It is a memoir that will utterly transport you – you’ll feel the sun on your face, the pebbles of the lake under foot and catch the scent of the pine on the wind.

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6. The Great Gatsby (Large Print Edition) - F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The mysterious Jay Gatsby uses his fabulous wealth to create an enchanted world fit for his former love, Daisy Buchanan, now married to Tom. Daisy, though, is a romanticised figment of his own imagination, and the extraordinary world that he creates is equally illusory.

He gives lavish, legendary, parties where the guests and gate-crashers enjoy free-flowing champagne and cocktails and carefree hospitality. It is easy for modern readers to forget that the story takes place in the time of Prohibition (1920 to 1933) something that would have been immediately apparent when the book was first published. It enforces the nature of the unreal world that Gatsby creates, beyond the reach of the law and the police.

But a more sinister reality begins to break through, as idealised romantic figures prove to have human frailties and selfish motivations, and the grandiose world of Gatsby's creation crumbles and disillusion turns to tragedy.

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7. The Devil in the Marshalsea (Large Print Edition) - Antonia Hodgson

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Thrilling new historical fiction starring a scoundrel with a heart of gold and set in the darkest debtors prison in Georgian London, where people fall dead as quickly as they fall in love and no one is as they seem.

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8. Gallipoli (Large Print Edition) - Alan Moorehead

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The classic and definitive history of the Gallipoli campaign with a new introduction by Sir Max Hastings. Moorehead, the finest war correspondent of his generation, recounts why the campaign was so important in the lessons it taught and why it continues to have such an emotional hold on the present day, particularly in Australia and New Zealand.

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9. A Man Called Ove (Large Print Edition) - Fredrik Backman

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The word–of–mouth bestseller causing a sensation across Europe, Fredrik Backman’s heartwarming debut is a funny, moving, uplifting tale of love and community that will leave you with a spring in your step — and less ready to judge on first impressions a man you might one day wish to have as your dearest friend.

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10. A Man Called Ove (Large Print Edition) - Fredrik Backman

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £19.99  - Currently in stock

The word–of–mouth bestseller causing a sensation across Europe, Fredrik Backman’s heartwarming debut is a funny, moving, uplifting tale of love and community that will leave you with a spring in your step — and less ready to judge on first impressions a man you might one day wish to have as your dearest friend.

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11. The Devil in the Marshalsea (Large Print Edition) - Antonia Hodgson

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Thrilling new historical fiction starring a scoundrel with a heart of gold and set in the darkest debtors prison in Georgian London, where people fall dead as quickly as they fall in love and no one is as they seem.

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12. Breaking Light - Karin Altenberg

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A mesmerising tale set in a haunted landscape, of the ways in which something once broken in two may, finally, be made whole.

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13. The Dead Wife's Handbook - Hannah Beckerman

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Rachel, Max and their daughter Ellie had the perfect life - until the night Rachel’s heart stopped beating.

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14. Another Night, Another Day - Sarah Rayner

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Three people, each crying out for help. There’s Karen, worried about her dying father; Abby, whose son has autism and needs constant care; and Michael, a family man on the verge of bankruptcy. As each sinks under the strain, they’re brought together at Moreland’s Clinic.

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15. Gironimo!: Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy - Tim Moore

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History’s most appalling bike race was an ordeal of 400-kilometre stages, cataclysmic night storms and relentless sabotage. Of the 81 who rolled out of Milan, only eight made it back. Committed to total authenticity, Tim acquires the ruined husk of a gearless, wooden-wheeled 1914 road bike, some maps and an alarming period outfit. What unfolds is the tale of a decrepit crock trying to ride another up a thousand lonely hills, then down them with only wine corks for brakes.

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16. The Sea of Innocence - Kishwar Desai

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Simran Singh is desperate for a break and some time away from her busy job as a social worker-come-crime investigator. The unspoilt idyll of Goa seems just the place - white beaches, blue seas and no crime. But when a video appears on her phone, featuring a girl being attacked by a group of men, she realises that darkness festers in this supposed paradise.

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17. Orfeo - Richard Powers

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LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014

Seventy-year old avant-garde composer Peter Els opens the door one evening to find the police outside. His DIY microbiology lab has come to the attention of Homeland Security. Panicked by the raid on his house, Els flees and turns fugitive, waiting for the evidence to clear him and for the alarm surrounding his activities to blow over. But alarm turns to national hysteria...

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18. The Repercussions - Catherine Hall

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When war photographer Jo returns from her latest assignment in Afghanistan she hopes to restore equilibrium to her chaotic life. But images and events of her recent past and the reading of her great-grandmother Elizabeth’s diary haunt her night and day, forcing Jo to come to terms with demons she thought she could leave behind.

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19. Winter - Christopher Nicholson

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A celebrated author, in the winter of his life, awaits a visit from a beautiful young actress – the leading lady in a staging of his most famous tragedy. But his wife is troubled. An anxious and sickly woman, she watches the growing intimacy between her husband and the young woman, and becomes tormented by the idea that they will betray her.

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20. No Harm Can Come to a Good Man - James Smythe

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How far would you go to save your family from an invisible threat?

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