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Gerald Seymour
“Gerald Seymour produces the most intelligent writing in the thriller genre... Vagabond bristles with the skill he has developed over the years.”
“Vagabond will appeal to newcomers to Seymour's novels and long-time fans alike.”
Danny Curnow, formerly known in
the army by his call sign – Vagabond
– ran agents and informers. Now he
lives in quiet isolation, working
as a guide to the tourists visiting
the monuments and cemeteries on
Normandy's D-Day beaches. Until
Bentinick. Violence is again on the rise in Northern Ireland. Gaby Davies of MI5, sparky and ambitious, runs the double agent Ralph Exton, who will be the supposed middle man in brokering an arms deal with a Russian contact, Timofey. The covert world of deception and betrayal was close to destroying Danny across the Irish Sea. Sixteen years later the stakes are higher, the risks greater. Danny will have to prove, above all to himself, that he is as hard and ruthless as before, if he wants to survive...
Thriller 624pp
Helen Warner
With Or Without You
“With Or Without You is
a very easy read, sad but uplifting and handled with a clear understanding of family life thrown into turmoil.”
Martha Lamont has it all: a
passionate marriage, two well-
adjusted children, a lovely home,
and a high-profile job as a showbiz
interviewer for a major national
newspaper. Her gorgeous husband,
Jamie, is happy being a stay-at-
home-dad while she pursues her
career. But appearances are often
deceiving. One day, Martha makes
a discovery that rocks the very foundation of her world, and she begins to question everything she thought she wanted. Then, during an interview with a famous actor, Charlie Simmons, Martha finds herself pouring her heart out. And soon their friendship turns into an intense relationship... Now, Martha must make the toughest decision of her life. Does she fight to keep what she loves? Or are some betrayals just too big to forgive?
Glendon Swarthout
The Homesman
Now a film, directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones, also starring Hilary Swank and Meryl Streep
“Swarthout puts you there, in time and place. I love the way he writes.” ELMORE LEONARD
“Totally involving from its very first words...” LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK REVIEW
In the American West in the 1850s,
pioneer women are struggling with
broken hearts and minds as they
face bitter hardships. A 'homesman'
must be found to escort a handful
of these women back east to a
sanatorium. Not exactly a job people are lining up for, it falls to Mary Bee Cuddy, an ex-teacher and spinster who is indomitable, resourceful, and 'plain as an old tin pail'. Mary Bee knows she can't make it alone, so she takes along her only available companion: the lowlife claim-jumper George Briggs. Thus begins a trek east against the tide of colonization, Indian attacks, ice storms, loneliness, and the unceasing aggravation of a disparate group of mad women. This is the tale of their journey, and a tribute to the men and women who homesteaded the frontier.
General Fiction 320pp
Ray Winstone
with Ben Thompson
Young Winstone
“A gripping insight into his youth... For fans of his violent turns in Scum, Nil By Mouth
or Sexy Beast, this is a perfect literary counterpart. For everyone else, it's an engaging portrait of a boy done good.”
“Brilliant... Young Winstone is a must-read” SHORTLIST
Ray Winstone's amazing talent
for bringing out the humanity
buried inside his often brutal
screen characters – violent
offender in Scum, wife-beater in
Nil By Mouth, retired blagger in Sexy Beast – has made him one of the most charismatic actors of his generation. But how do these uncompromising and often haunting performances square with his off-duty reputation as the ultimate salt-of-the-earth diamond geezer? The answer lies in the East End of his youth: the home of gangsters, bank robbers, Bobby Moore, and family and friends who looked out for each other...
the call comes from an old boss,
General Fiction 432pp
N/F: Autobiography 320pp committed to excellence

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