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August MAGNA (Hardcover)
A TREACHEROUS COAST David Donachie
1796. Pearce and his wife Emily are living in Bath, when Minister of War Henry Dundas turns up and suggests a second mission to the Vendee, this time as a liaison between the French émigrés intending to land in Brittany and the British naval and military commanders who will accompany them. The proposed expedition looks promising and Pearce takes the bait. Once at sea, however, Pearce and his crew encounter a French fleet and an indecisive battle ensues off the Ile de Groix. Pearce, accompanied by his faithful Pelicans, must go ashore to check where the forces of the Republic are gathering to crush the rebels . . .
l Adventure Suspense – 372pp – August – ISBN 978 0 7505 4459 7
A DEATH IN THE PAVILION Caroline Dunford
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 a 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 . . .
l Mystery – 144pp – August – ISBN 978 0 7505 4429 0
CIVVY STREET Fiona Field
Susie Collins’s world falls apart when her husband, Mike, is made redundant from the army. But worse is to come when Susie learns that the family finances are in a much rockier state than she realised. Their rebellious twin daughters can’t stay at their fee-paying school and there’ll be almost no money left to buy a decent house. These are desperate times and Susie knows she must find a job quickly. Will the regiment accept her back as a mess manager? What will their friends think, and how will the family cope? Life is tough for newcomers on Civvy Street.
l General Fiction – 492pp – August – ISBN 978 0 7505 4409 2
MANY A TEAR HAS TO FALL June Francis A Family Saga set in 1950s’ Liverpool
1959. Her modelling career in tatters and her long-term relationship with her sailor boyfriend at an end, nineteen-year-old Maggie Gregory returns to her family in Liverpool to lick her wounds and decide what to do with the rest of her life. A chance encounter with a handsome stranger offers the possibility of new romance. But is the man who gives his name as Tim Murphy really all he seems? What secrets has he been keeping from Maggie? And will this new relationship only lead to more heartbreak?
l Family Saga – 366pp – August – ISBN 978 0 7505 4438 2
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