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The abolitionist's daughter
The abolitionist's daughter
McPhail, Diane C.2019
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On a Mississippi morning in 1859, Emily Matthews begs her father to save a slave, Nathan, about to be auctioned away from his family. Judge Matthews is an abolitionist who runs an illegal school for his slaves, hoping to eventually set them free. One, a woman named Ginny, has become Emily's compa...
All the beautiful girls
All the beautiful girls
Church, Elizabeth J.2019
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In the summer of 1968, Ruby Wilde is the toast of Las Vegas. Showgirl of the Year, in her feathers and rhinestones, five-inch heels and sky-high headdresses, she mesmerises audiences from the Tropicana to the Stardust. Ratpackers and movie stars, gamblers and astronauts vie for her attention and ...
Australia's sweetheart
Australia's sweetheart
Adams, Michael, 1970-2019
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This is the fascinating story of Mary Maguire, a 1930s Australian ingenue who sailed for Hollywood and a fabulous life, only to have her career cut short by scandal and tragedy. Mary Maguire was Australia's first teenage movie star and she captivated Hollywood in the mid 1930s. Mary lived on thre...
Black is the new white
Black is the new white
Lui, Nakkiah2019
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Charlotte Gibson is a lawyer with a brilliant career ahead of her. As her father Ray says, she could be the next female Indigenous Waleed Aly. But she has other ideas. First of all, it's Christmas. Second of all, she's in love. The thing is, her fiance, Francis Smith, is not what her family expec...
Blood red, white and blue : a Mary McGill dog mystery
Blood red, white and blue : a Mary McGill dog mystery
Delaney, Kathleen2018
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"It’s the 4th July and Santa Louisa's Independence Day celebrations have gone off without a hitch. Except for the body in the oak grove, shot in the back. The victim was a visitor to the town. Mary McGill and her cocker spaniel Millie had seen him only that morning, staring in the window of Lowel...
The bookshop on the corner
The bookshop on the corner
Colgan, Jenny2016
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Nina Redmond is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion, and also her job. Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she loved is no more. Determined to make a new life for herself, Nina moves to a sleepy vil...
The bookshop on the shore
The bookshop on the shore
Colgan, Jenny2019
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MODERN & CONTEMPORARY FICTION (POST C 1945). Desperate to escape from London, single mother Lottie wants to build a new life for herself and her son Raffie. She can barely afford the crammed studio apartment on a busy street where honking horns and shouting football fans keep them awake all night...
[1 copy, 2 reserves]
Classic at bay
Classic at bay
Myers, Amy, 1938-2017
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When Jack Colby hears a rumour that Old Herne's, the club for aviation and classic car veterans, is closing, he is appalled, and attends its annual event with foreboding. His instinct is right. He has been commissioned to investigate the theft of the Porsche car belonging to its manager, the popu...
The clockmaker's daughter
The clockmaker's daughter
Morton, Kate, 1976-2018
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In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman h...
Coming home
Coming home
Thorne, Zara2019
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Holly Engleby never imagined she'd return to Charnley Acre with only half her university course completed - and a baby on the way. Moving into a house share, she finds a job and settles back into village life. But Holly has growing feelings for Isaac, the owner of the house - and what should she ...
Computers for seniors for dummies
Computers for seniors for dummies
Muir, Nancy, 1954-2019
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A computer provides a great resource for learning new things and keeping in touch with family and friends, but it may seem intimidating at first. The bestselling Computers For Seniors For Dummies is here to help the 50+ set conquer and overcome any uncertainty with clear-cut, easy-to-understand g...
D-Day New Guinea : the extraordinary story of the battle for Lae and the greatest combined airborne and amphibious operation of the Pacific War
D-Day New Guinea : the extraordinary story of the battle for Lae and the greatest combined airborne and amphibious operation of the Pacific War
Bradley, Phillip2019
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The capture of Lae was the most complex operation for the Australian army in the Second World War. In many ways it was also a rehearsal for the D-Day invasion of France, with an amphibious landing combined with the first successful large-scale Allied airborne operation of the war. D-Day New Guine...
Deep waters
Deep waters
Hall, Patricia, 1940-2017
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1964. Detective Sergeant Harry Barnard has been ordered to track down notorious Soho club owner Ray Robertson, who hasn't been seen for several days. The case takes on a greater urgency when a battered body is discovered at the gym Ray owns. Is Ray the killer... or is he a victim? Photographer Ka...
The Department of Sensitive Crimes
The Department of Sensitive Crimes
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-2019
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Ulf Varg works in Malmo's Department of Sensitive Crimes. Like all Scandinavian detectives, he has his issues. Amongst these are his unresolved feelings for his co-worker Anna; his impatience over the seeming incompetence of his irritating colleague Blomquist; and his concerns for the health of h...
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
Dishonorable intentions
Dishonorable intentions
Woods, Stuart2017
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Stone Barrington's latest lady friend is full of surprises. A sensual woman with unexpected desires, Stone finds her revelations in the boudoir extremely agreeable. On the other hand, she also has some unfinished business with a very temperamental man.
Early riser
Early riser
Fforde, Jasper2019
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Imagine a world where all humans must hibernate through a brutally cold winter, their bodies dangerously close to death as they enter an ultra-low metabolic state of utterly dreamless sleep. All humans, that is, apart from the Sleep Marshalls, a group of officers who diligently watch over the vul...
Esther : the extraordinary true story of the First Fleet girl who became first lady of the colony
Esther : the extraordinary true story of the First Fleet girl who became first lady of the colony
North, Jessica, 1956-2019
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The little-known rags to riches love story of a convict girl who arrived in Australia on the First Fleet. Esther only just escaped the hangman in London. Aged 16, she stood trial at the Old Bailey for stealing 24 yards of black silk lace. Her sentence was transportation to the other side of the w...
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
Every breath : a novel
Every breath : a novel
Sparks, Nicholas2018
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Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopaedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the hous...
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
Falling
Falling
Green, Jane, 1968-2016
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Eight years ago, Emma Montague left behind the strict confines, and rather dull boyfriend, of her upper-crust English life and moved to New York City, where she immediately found success in finance. But her soulless, cutthroat, all-consuming job was another life she didn't want. Answering an ad o...
Future home of the living god : a novel
Future home of the living god : a novel
Erdrich, Louise2017
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A tale set in a world of reversing evolution and a growing police state follows pregnant thirty-two-year-old Cedar Hawk Songmaker, who investigates her biological family while awaiting the birth of a child who may emerge as a member of a primitive human species.
Garment of shadows : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
Garment of shadows : a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
King, Laurie R.2012
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The shadows of war are drawing over the ancient city of Fez, and Holmes badly wants the wisdom and courage of his wife, who has gone missing. As Holmes searches for her, and Russell, suffering a temporary memory loss, searches for her "self," each tries to crack deadly parallel puzzles before it'...
Girl on the run
Girl on the run
Baxter, Rhoda2019
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A job in a patent law firm is a far cry from the glamorous existence of a pop star's girlfriend. But it's just what Jane Porter needs to distance herself from her cheating ex and the ensuing press furore. In a new city with a new look, Jane sets about rebuilding her confidence - something she int...
The girls from the local
The girls from the local
Archer, Rosie2019
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Gosport, Hampshire, 1943. Ruby has been living and working at the Point of No Return pub since her parents were killed by a bomb. She loves the bustle of the pub; it helps take her mind off worrying about her fiance, Joe, away fighting in France. Singer Sylvie is out for all she can get, includin...
Gorsky
Gorsky
Goldsworthy, Vesna, 1961-2015
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The most enigmatic of oligarchs, Roman Borisovich Gorsky has been led to London by his love for his countrywoman Natalia. That she is now married to an Englishman is an inconvenient detail... At the heart of Gorsky's grand mansion by the Thames will be the finest library in Europe. Now he just ne...
A gruesome discovery
A gruesome discovery
Harrison, Cora2019
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On opening an evil-smelling trunk labelled 'old books', the Reverend Mother is horrified to discover the dead body of one of Cork's richest merchants. Many had reason to loathe the hides and skins merchant, but when suspicion falls on a former lay sister from her convent, the Reverend Mother deci...
Help me! : one woman's quest to find out if self-help really can change your life
Help me! : one woman's quest to find out if self-help really can change your life
Power, Marianne2019
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For years journalist Marianne Power dipped in and out of self-help books when she needed them most. One day, she accepted that the life she hoped for and the life she was living were worlds apart, and she set out to make some big changes. Did her elusive "perfect existence" really did lie in the ...
The house of second chances
The house of second chances
Campion, Esther2019
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Can a house heal heartache? From coastal Australia to the rugged beauty of Ireland, an enchanting novel of starting over. Their grandmother's stone cottage was always a welcome retreat in the childhood summers of Ellen and Aidan O'Shea. After a trip home from Australia, Ellen is keen to bring the...
Jacaranda
Jacaranda
Magro, Mandy2018
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"Molly’s life is almost perfect. She’s the devoted mother of Rose and a renowned horse trainer. She lives amid the beauty of Jacaranda Farm in the beautiful Far North Queensland countryside, surrounded by family and friends — none closer than hunky stockman Heath. But she’s still looking for the ...
Journeys to the other side of the world : further adventures of a young naturalist
Journeys to the other side of the world : further adventures of a young naturalist
Attenborough, David, 1926-2019
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Following the success of the original Zoo Quest expeditions, in the late 1950s onwards a young David Attenborough embarked on further travels in a very different part of the world. From Madagascar and New Guinea to the Pacific Islands and the Northern Territory of Australia, he and his team were ...
A justified murder
A justified murder
Deveraux, Jude2019
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The small town of Lachlan, Florida, was rocked last year when two bodies were uncovered in the roots of a fallen tree. Despite their lack of investigative experience, Sara Medlar; her niece, Kate; and Jack Wyatt found themselves at the center of the mystery, working together to reveal the truth b...
The Department of Sensitive...
McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-2019
[1 copy, 1 reserve]
Gorsky
Goldsworthy, Vesna, 1961-2015
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