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MAGNA (Hardcover)
July / August
HALF THE WORLD AWAY Cath Staincliffe
”Gripping” Sunday Times
Newly graduated photography student Lori Maddox takes a gap year after university and finds a job in China as a private English tutor. Back in Manchester, her parents Jo and Tom, who separated when Lori was a toddler, follow her adventures on her blog, ‘Lori in the Orient’. Suddenly communication stops and when the silence persists, a frantic Jo and Tom report her missing. It is impossible to find out anything from 5,000 miles away so they travel out to Chengdu, a city in the south-western province of Sichuan, to search for their daughter. But in an unfamiliar country and with very little help, it’s an unbearably difficult challenge . . .
l Mystery – 396pp – July – ISBN 978 0 7505 4436 8
DEVOTION Louisa Young
For Tom and Kitty Locke, children of the damaged WW1 generation, visiting their cousin Nenna in Rome is a pure joy. For their adoptive parents Nadine and Riley, though, the ground is still shifting underfoot. Nobody knew in 1919 that the children they were bearing would be ripe for the next war in 1939; nobody knew, in 1935, the implications of an Italian Jewish family supporting Mussolini. Meanwhile Peter Locke and Mabel Zachary have found each other again together in London, a city reborn but riddled with its own intolerances. As the heat rises across Europe, everyone must decide what should bring them together, and what must drive them apart.
l Historical Fiction – 510pp – July – ISBN 978 0 7505 4449 8
FORGET-ME-NOT CHILD Anne Bennett
”A powerful heart-wrenching drama” Woman’s Weekly
Angela McClusky comes with her adopted family to Birmingham after fleeing the terrible poverty in Ireland, but their dreams of a better life are ruined as misfortune follows them. When Angela marries her childhood sweetheart, she has hopes of a brighter future, but her husband is called up to fight in the Great War. Tragedy strikes and Angela is left to rear her frail daughter on her own, though the worst is yet to come when Angela suffers another terrible misfortune. As the terrible conflict drags on for years with little contact from the men sent off to fight, can Angela find the courage to face so many hardships alone?
l Family Saga – 444pp – August – ISBN 978 0 7505 4435 1 DEAR AMY Helen Callaghan
As ‘Dear Amy’, agony aunt for a local newspaper, Margot Lewis has dealt with all sorts of letters - but never one like this . . .
Dear Amy,
I’ve been kidnapped by a strange man. I don’t know where I am. Please help me, Bethan Avery
This must be a cruel hoax. Because Bethan Avery has been missing for nearly two decades. As the present-day search intensifies for another missing schoolgirl, Margot takes the letter to the police. They let Margot in on a little secret that confirms her darkest fears and tangles her up in the search for the sender. It could save one young girl’s life and cost Margot her own . . .
l Thriller – 384pp – August – ISBN 978 0 7505 4491 7
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