Fiction

Lesley Pearce - Gypsy

Year of Publication: 
2009
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Fifteen-year-old Beth's dreams are shattered when she, her brother Sam and baby sister Molly are orphaned. Sam believes that only in America can they make their fortunes so, reluctantly leaving Molly with adoptive parents, brother and sister embark on the greatest adventure of their lives. Onboard the steamer to New York there are rogues aplenty. But Beth's talent with the fiddle earns her the nickname Gypsy- and the friendship of charismatic gambler Theo and the sharp witted Londoner Jack.

Jane Elmor - Pictures of You

Year of Publication: 
2009
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Follow three women on their journeys through drama and heartbreak into motherhood

 

Almas Khan - Poppadom Preach

Year of Publication: 
2011
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In the year Twix and Smash were invented and Englebert Humperdinck was top of the charts, Dilly was born into the chaotic Shah family household in Bradford, West Yorkshire. One of several children, she grows up spirited and mischievous, not prepared to be the dutiful Muslim daughter her parents demand of her. Never out of trouble, she reads the Koran lying down, recites lewd Northern rhymes, rips up the neighbour's garden and keeps a goat for a pet. Her dad has a ferocious temper, but lets off steam playing cricket for the York Shah Terriers.

Danny King - School for Scumbags

Year of Publication: 
2008
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Plot outline: Habitual teenage delinquent Wayne Banstead is expelled from yet another school for sticking up the tuck shop and finds himself hauled off to Gafin School for Misdirected Boys: a ‘special school’ for ‘special children’. It plays host to the worst of the worst, the cream of teenage offending – thieves, bullies, arsonists and flashers.

Carmen Reid - The Jewels of Manhattan

Year of Publication: 
2011
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Carmen Reid is back later this year with her latest novel The Jewels of Manhattan, which focuses on three sisters and one rather risky plan. Sadly we have until November to wait, but I'm sure it'll be worth it. Read on for the blurb...

Cat Hellisen - When the Sea is Rising Red

Year of Publication: 
2012
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A girl fakes her own suicide to escape from the strict confines of her aristocratic family and a likely arranged marriage, only to be confronted with the harsh realities of living in the slums with the working class and the ultimate discovery that the boy she’s fallen in love with is plotting a rebellion to destroy her family.

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Rebecca Coleman - the Kingdom of Childhood

Year of Publication: 
2011
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The excerpt opens with the narrator remembering bits and pieces of her childhood while living in Bavaria and going sledding with the brother of a friend. The story then moves forward twenty years and we catch up with her as a mom with high school age kids who is also a teacher in the lower school where her son attends. Life is not perfect when chasing around small children in a classroom all day and taking care of husband and teenagers at night, and her weariness Is felt by the reader. This is definitely one of the outstanding excerpts I have read.

Charles Dickens and Sherri Browning Erwin - Grave Expectations

Year of Publication: 
2011

Product Description
A clever literary mash-up that rewrites Charles Dickens's Great Expectations with Pip as a werewolf and Estella as a vampire slayer.

About the Author
Charles Dickens (1821-1870) used his fiction to criticize the injustices of his time, especially the brutal treatment of the poor. He is also the author of Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations. He was born in Portsmouth, England.

Patrick Woodrow - Crash Point

Patrick Woodrow was born in 1971. He was educated at the University of Cambridge and began writing after a ten-year career as a management consultant in London, Singapore and Seattle. Passionate about the great outdoors, he plans to extend his series of adventure thrillers into a host of remote and exotic locations. He is married and lives in Oxfordshire.

http://www.darleyanderson.com/books_patrickwoodrow.html

Clare Dowling - My Fabulous Divorce

Year of Publication: 
2006
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Jackie Ball knows that happiness is hard to find, so when Dan Lewis jogs into her life with his skin-tight shorts and sexy smile things start to look up. One night he presents Jackie with a diamond ring and suggests he trade in his BMW for a people carrier. But there's a fly in the ointment - her first husband Henry. As far as Jackie's concerned, their marriage is well and truly over, so she engages the services of a solicitor and sets about moving on.