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Charnwood
November
Alexandra Connor
The Well Of Dreams
To outsiders, David and Virginia
Hall are a golden couple, living expensively with exquisite taste and glamorous friends. But in reality
they are perfectly imperfect – living
a lie of false love. When Isabel is
born, David pours all his love into
her; she looks set to inherit not only
wealth and comfort, but her parents'
talents as well. Then tragedy strikes:
Isabel's life is shattered and her
future threatened, and she finds
herself the reluctant inheritor of her
parents' complex and bitter past.
As she slowly unravels the truth
and seeks the love so cruelly denied
her, her ambitions and dreams are
foiled time and time again, and she
is drawn inexorably in her parents' footsteps...
“The story holds you spellbound.” SUNDAY INDEPENDENT
General Fiction 564pp
Seni Glaister
The Museum Of Things Left Behind
Vallerosa is every tourist's dream
– a tiny, picturesque country
surrounded by lush valleys
and verdant mountains; a place
sheltered from modern life and the
rampant march of capitalism. But in
their isolation, the locals have grown
cranky, unfulfilled and disaffected.
In the presidential palace, hostile
Americans, wise to the country's
financial potential, are circling like
sharks... Can the town's clock be
fixed? Can the rival bar owners
be reconciled? And just who is the
feisty young woman who arrives
one day in Vallerosa, determined to
see the good in everything? Is she
the foreign dignitary the country
has been expecting, or just a well-meaning English girl on her gap year? Most importantly, might she be the agent of change and rejuvenation this broken idyll is crying out for?
Pam Evans
On Her Own Two Feet
In the middle of a party to celebrate
the Silver Jubilee of King George
V in 1935, Mollie Fisher's good-
for-nothing husband walks out
on her and their baby girl. Luckily,
her mother is delighted to look
after baby Esme while Mollie goes
out to work. Meanwhile, her nan
encourages her to join a local keep-
fit class, which opens her eyes to
a whole new world. Determined
to better herself, Mollie qualifies
as a fitness instructor and starts to
run her own classes for the local
community, where she befriends a
group of women she would never
have known existed. But with the
outbreak of the Second World War
and the ever-present danger of losing her loved ones in the London bombings, it takes courage for Mollie to stand on her own two feet...
“A superb and heartwarming read.” IRISH INDEPENDENT “A special kind of warmth with all the right ingredients.”
Family Saga 420pp
Matthew Griffin
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LANCASHIRE EVENING POST
“A dream of a book.” GRAZIA
“Funny, wise and charming.” DAILY MAIL
GeneralFiction 444pp
Wendell and Frank meet at the end
of World War II, when Frank returns
home to their North Carolina town.
Soon he's loitering around Wendell's
taxidermy shop, and the two come
to understand their connection as
love – a love that, in this time
and place, can hold real danger.
Cutting nearly all ties with the rest
of the world, they make a home
for themselves on the outskirts of
town, keeping a string of beloved
dogs for company... When Wendell
finds Frank lying outside among the
tomatoes at the age of eighty-three,
he feels a new threat to their careful
self-reliance: as Frank's physical
strength and memory deteriorate,
the two of them must fully confront the sacrifices they've made for each other – and the impending loss of the life they've built.
“Tough but compassionate and beautifully observed...a moving story about the persistence of love.” MAGGIE SHIPSTEAD
“Tender, restrained... This is a great love story.” EDMUND WHITE
General Fiction 324pp
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