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Testimony [used book]

By: Anita Shreve

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Abacus: 2009

Seller ID: 002725

ISBN: 0349119023

Condition: Good


At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora's box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voice -- those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal -- that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment. A gripping emotional drama with the pace of a thriller, Anita Shreve's Testimony explores the dark impulses that sway the lives of seeming innocents, and the ways in which our best intentions can... View more info

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Sea Glass #2 Fortune's Rocks Quartet [used book]

By: Anita Shreve

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Abacus: 2002

Seller ID: 0349115176

ISBN: 0349115176

Condition: Good


The year is 1929 and Honora Beecher and her husband, Sexton, are just settling into a new marriage and a cottage on the coast of New Hampshire. While Honora fixes up the derelict house and searches for bits of sea glass on the beach, Sexton risks everything they own to buy the house they both love. Along with millions of other Americans, he is blindsided by the stock market crash and finds himself penniless. The only work he can find is a nearly mill, where a labour conflict is erupting into violence. Shaken by forces they scarcely understand, Honora and Sexton try to build a marriage and home... View more info

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The Pilot's Wife [used book]

By: Anita Shreve

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Abacus: 2002

Seller ID: 0349110859

ISBN: 0349110859

Condition: Good


An Oprah's Book Club selection, this gripping and powerfully wrought novel from the bestselling author of The Weight of Water is a stunning meditation on grief, betrayal and 'the ultimate unknowability of those closest to us' (Daily Telegraph) Who can guess what a woman will do when the unthinkable becomes her reality? Being married to a pilot has taught Kathryn Lyons to be ready for emergencies, but nothing has prepared her for the late-night knock on her door and the news of her husband's fatal crash. As Kathryn struggles through her grief, she is forced to confront disturbing rumours ... View more info

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Australia Street [used book]

By: Ann Whitehead

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2009

Seller ID: 002719

ISBN: 0143009532

Condition: Good


Hannah Gordon has always wanted to be someone important, yet she's stuck in an inner-city back street, fighting to keep hold of her children, her home and her sense of self. Then a devastating accident sets off a chain of events that will rock the family foundations to the core and change live forever. About the Author: Ann Whitehead was born in Sydney and now lives on the coast in southern New South Wales. Ann has won awards and is a published author of plays, short stories and novels for children, young adults and adults. She is the author of the bestselling Australia Street, The House Ac... View more info

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Australia Street [used book]

By: Ann Whitehead

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking: 2008

Seller ID: 067007148X

ISBN: 067007148X

Condition: Good


Friday the thirteenth of February 1948 is Hannah Gordon's thirty-sixth birthday. Her daughter Allie turns sixteen on the very same day. What's more, it's a full moon. Hannah doesn't need Grandma Ade's warning that bad luck is coming. In the year that follows the family foundations are rocked to the core. View more info

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All That I Am [used book]

By: Anna Funder

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2012

Seller ID: 0143567519

ISBN: 0143567519

Condition: Good


When Hitler comes to power in 1933, a tight-knit group of friends and lovers become hunted outlaws overnight. United in their resistance to the madness and tyranny of Nazism, they flee the country. Dora, passionate and fearless; her lover, the great playwright Ernst Toller; her younger cousin Ruth and Ruth's husband Hans find refuge in London. Here they take awe-inspiring risks in order to continue their work in secret. But England is not the safe-haven they think it is, and a single, chilling act of betrayal will tear them apart. Some seventy years later, Ruth is living out her days in Syd... View more info

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Because You are With Me [used book]

By: Anna McPartlin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2009

Seller ID: 0718155505

ISBN: 0718155505

Condition: Good


It was supposed to be a night of fun and celebration. But when John dies in a dreadful accident, his girlfriend, Emma, is plunged into despair. She loved John more than life itself - and now death has taken him from her. She feels nothing, has lost everything. Her world spins out of control. Or so she thinks. For Emma has friends - good friends who rally around her. But the shocking memory of that night returns to haunt each of them in different and trying ways. And Emma knows that if she is ever to laugh at life again, or find the love she once had, she has to let go of the man she thought sh... View more info

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Connie's Courage #2 Pride Family [used book]

By: Annie Groves

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2004

Seller ID: 001631

ISBN: 0007822618

Condition: Good


A stirring novel of passion, lost loves and one girl's determination to conquer the odds from the author of Ellie Pride. When Connie Pride finds herself alone and pregnant in the rough courts of Liverpool, she despairs. Deserted by her lover, menaced by his bullying uncle, and too proud to ask her estranged family for help, there seems no hope. Rescued from the gutter, she is offered the chance to train as a nurse at the Poor Hospital. Life becomes a whirl of hard work and long shifts, but also lively evenings at the music hall with her fellow nurses and the newly drafted soldiers. Finally... View more info

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Water Gypsies [used book]

By: Annie Murray

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UK, Pan: 2004

Seller ID: 0330492144

ISBN: 0330492144

Condition: Good


It is 1942, and after a childhood of suffering in Birmingham, Maryann Bartholomew has built a life of happiness and safety with her husband Joel and their children, working the canals on his narrowboat, the Esther Jane. But the back-breaking work and constant childbearing take their toll on Maryann, and the tragic loss of her old friend Nancy, followed by a further pregnancy lead her to a desperate act which nearly costs her her life. The walls of her security are broken down when Joel suffers an accident, and to keep the boats working, Maryann is forced to allow Sylvia and Dot, two wartime... View more info

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A Clockwork Orange : Restored Edition

By: Anthony Burgess

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2013

Edition: Penguin Classics

Seller ID: 9780141197531

ISBN: 0141197536

Condition: New


Fully restored edition of Anthony Burgess' original text of A Clockwork Orange, with a glossary of the teen slang 'Nadsat', explanatory notes, pages from the original typescript, interviews, articles and reviews Edited by Andrew Biswell With a Foreword by Martin Amis 'It is a horrorshow story ...' Fifteen-year-old Alex likes lashings of ultraviolence. He and his gang of friends rob, kill and rape their way through a nightmarish future, until the State puts a stop to his riotous excesses. But what will his re-education mean? A dystopian horror, a black comedy, an exploration of choi... View more info

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Clockwork Orange

By: Anthony Burgess

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2008

Edition: Popular Penguins

Seller ID: 9780141037226

ISBN: 0141037229

Condition: New


Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange is the shocking seminal novel that spawned one of the most notorious films ever made. Fifteen-year-old Alex and his thrill-seeking gang regularly indulge in ultra-violence, rape and drugs, but when he is caught and brainwashed by a government psychologist Alex finds his new law-abiding life unbearable. Set in a terrifying dystopian future, A Clockwork Orange is a disturbing exploration of morality and free will. About the Author: Anthony Burgess was born in Manchester in 1917 and studied English at the university there. He was drafted into the army upon gr... View more info

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A Clockwork Orange

By: Anthony Burgess

Price: $16.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2011

Edition: Modern Classics

Seller ID: 9780141182605

ISBN: 0141182601

Condition: New


In this nightmare vision of a not-too-distant future, fifteen-year-old Alex and his three friends rob, rape, torture and murder - for fun. Alex is jailed for his vicious crimes and the State undertakes to reform him - but how and at what cost? About the Author: Anthony Burgess was born in Manchester in 1917. He served in the army from 1940 to 1954 before becoming a colonial education officer. It was while he held this post that doctors told him he would die, and he decided to try to live by writing. He achieved a worldwide reputation as one of the leading novelists of his day, and one of t... View more info

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All the Light We Cannot See [used book]

By: Anthony Doerr

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Fourth Estate: 2018

Seller ID: 0007548699

ISBN: 0007548699

Condition: Good


WINNER OF THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION. NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR FICTION. A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.' For Marie-Laure, blind since the age of six, the world is full of mazes. The miniature of a Paris neighbourhood, made by her father to teach her the way home. The microscopic layers... View more info

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Memoirs of a Geisha [used book]

By: Arthur Golden

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Vintage: 2011

Seller ID: 0099771519

ISBN: 0099771519

Condition: Good


This story is a rare and utterly engaging experience. It tells the extraordinary story of a geisha -summoning up a quarter century from 1929 to the post-war years of Japan's dramatic history, and opening a window into a half-hidden world of eroticism and enchantment, exploitation and degradation. A young peasant girl is sold as servant and apprentice to a renowned geisha house. She tells her story many years later from the Waldorf Astoria in New York. Her memoirs conjure up the perfection and the ugliness of life behind rice-paper screens, where young girls learn the arts of geisha - dancin... View more info

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The Beach of Atonement

By: Arthur W. Upfield

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, ETT Imprint: 2016

Seller ID: 9781925416497

ISBN: 1925416496

Condition: New


This is the story of a man who shot his wife's lover and thus created a memory which wrecked his own life. Arnold Dudley loved his wife and killed the man who stole her from him. Hunted by justice, pursued by bitter remorse, he fled to a stretch of beach on the Australian coast and lived in utter loneliness. When almost driven to madness by the solitude, he meets two women, who strive to re-build his broken life... First published in 1930, by the creator of Bony, the Aboriginal detective. About the Author: Arthur William Upfield (1 September 1890 – 13 February 1964) was an Au... View more info

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Gripped by Drought: A powerful story of Australia's great sheep farms

By: Arthur W. Upfield

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, ETT Imprint: 2017

Seller ID: A1283

ISBN: 1925416801

Condition: New


A powerful story of Australia's great sheep farms. Gripped By Drought is a powerful story of a man's battle not only with the elements of nature which threatened the ruin of his huge Australian sheep-farm, but also with a loveless and unhappy marriage. For Frank Mayne, master of well-nigh a million-acre sheep station, life assumed its most dreary aspect. No rain for his farm, a wife who involved him in an orgy of spending and entertainment, and with disaster just round the corner, there seemed little prospect of happiness. Yet in the darkest hour of all, after the many unexpected and som... View more info

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The God of Small Things [used book]

By: Arundhati Roy

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Perennial: 1998

Seller ID: 0006550681

ISBN: 0006550681

Condition: Good


`They all broke the rules. They all crossed into forbidden territory. They all tampered with the laws that lay down who should be loved, and how. And how much.' This is the story of Rahel and Estha, twins growing up among the banana vats and peppercorns of their blind grandmother's factory, and amid scenes of political turbulence in Kerala. Armed only with the innocence of youth, they fashion a childhood in the shade of the wreck that is their family: their lonely, lovely mother, their beloved Uncle Chacko (pickle baron, radical Marxist, bottom-pincher) and their sworn enemy, Baby Kochamm... View more info

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Rose Alley [used book]

By: Audrey Howard

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder: 2006

Seller ID: 0340921374

ISBN: 0340921374

Condition: Good


Rose Alley is one of the city's worst slums - a place where hunger, filth and violence are a way of life. It's no place for proud Queenie Logan and her daughter Gillyflower. And it seems Queenie's dreams of escape will come true. Transformed by Miss Hunter's School for Girls, Gilly opens a successful dressmaking shop. And though she always thought she would marry the boy next door, soon she is courted by one of the richest young men in the city. But they have made a terrible enemy, who lurks in the Liverpool slums and seeks his chance to destroy them. And in the respectable new world the... View more info

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A Day Will Come [used book]

By: Audrey Howard

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Coronet: 1992

Seller ID: 034057397X

ISBN: 034057397X

Condition: Good


Daisy Brindle is a field girl, tramping the roads of Lancashire in a gang of women and children, hired out by a brutal monster for stone picking, harvesting, winter work down the pits. Miles Thornley, heir to a great estate, arrogant and spoilt, changes her life. He teaches Daisy to love, seduces her - and casually casts her aside. He teaches her to hate.Driven onto the streets of Liverpool, Daisy is rescued by a man of honesty and restless energy, sea captain Sam Lassiter. First as his mistress and then as his wife and business partner, Daisy comes to enjoy the better things in life. But h... View more info

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The Time Traveler's Wife [used book]

By: Audrey Niffenegger

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Vintage: 2009

Seller ID: 009954606X

ISBN: 009954606X

Condition: Good


This extraordinary, magical novel is the story of Clare and Henry who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-two and Henry thirty. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself pulled suddenly into his past or future. His disappearances are spontaneous and his experiences are alternately harrowing and amusing. "The Time Traveler's Wife" depicts the effects of time travel on Henry and Clare's passionate love f... View more info

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The Time Traveler's Wife [used book]

By: Audrey Niffenegger

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Vintage: 2010

Seller ID: 0099464462

ISBN: 0099464462

Condition: Good


This extraordinary, magical novel is the story of Clare and Henry who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-two and Henry thirty. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself pulled suddenly into his past or future. His disappearances are spontaneous and his experiences are alternately harrowing and amusing. "The Time Traveler's Wife" depicts the effects of time travel on Henry and Clare's passionate love f... View more info

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Anthem

By: Ayn Rand

Price: $13.95

Publisher: USA, Signet: 2011

Edition: 50

Seller ID: 9780451191137

ISBN: 0451191137

Condition: New


Anthem is Ayn Rand's classic tale of a dystopian future of the great "We"--a world that deprives individuals of a name or independence--that anticipates her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. They existed only to serve the state. They were conceived in controlled Palaces of Mating. They died in the Home of the Useless. From cradle to grave, the crowd was one--the great WE. In all that was left of humanity there was only one man who dared to think, seek, and love. He lived in the dark ages of the future. In a loveless world, he dared to love the woman of his choice. In an ... View more info

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The Virtue of Selfishness

By: Ayn Rand

Price: $14.95

Publisher: USA, Signet: 2011

Edition: 50th Anniversary Edition

Seller ID: 9780451163936

ISBN: 0451163931

Condition: New


Ayn Rand here sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, the philosophy that holds man's life -- the life proper to a rational being -- as the standards of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with man's nature, with the creative requirements of his survival, and with a free society. About the Author: A Life More Compelling Than Fiction' was the slogan of the 1997 Academy Award-nominated documentary AynRand- A Sense of Life. The film poster describes AynRand as 'The most original, uncompromising and controversial writer/philosopher of the twentieth century.' Born and raised ... View more info

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The Early Ayn Rand : Revised Edition : A Selection From Her Unpublished Fiction

By: Ayn Rand

Price: $14.95

Publisher: USA, Signet: 2015

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 9780451214652

ISBN: 045121465X

Condition: New


This remarkable, newly revised collection of Ayn Rand's early fiction-now including her previously unpublished short story 'The Night King'-ranges from beginner's exercises to excerpts from early versions of We the Living and The Fountainhead. Arranged chronologically, from 1926 through 1940, these works allow readers to follow the extraordinary trajectory of Rand's literary and intellectual growth, from a twenty-one-year-old Russian immigrant struggling to master English to the brilliant prose stylist she was to become in her mature work. About the Author: A Life More Compelling Than Fiction... View more info

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In the Presence of Horses [used book]

By: Barbara Dimmick

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Flamingo: 1999

Seller ID: 0006511910

ISBN: 0006511910

Condition: Good


Emotionally impactful, beautifully written, IN THE PRESENCE OF HORSES is an entrancing novel of the almost mystical healing power of horses over emotionally damaged people, as well as a compelling portrayal of commitment and betrayal. For the last twenty years horse trainer Natalie Baxter has been drifting, unwilling to put down any roots and shunning proximity to people. A loner, she has a special gift -- a natural affinity with horses, the beautiful, mysterious creatures whose presence gives her the peace, security and strength she has yet to find elsewhere. When she takes a job near the Pen... View more info

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On the Edge of Darkness [used book]

By: Barbara Erskine

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 1998

Seller ID: 0007755155

ISBN: 0007755155

Condition: Good


The eagerly awaited new novel by the author of LADY OF HAY and HOUSE OF ECHOES is the story of a woman trapped in the wrong time. Abandoned by her twentieth century lover, she plots a terrible revenge on him and his family. Adam Craig is fourteen when, near an isolated Celtic stone in the wild Scottish Highlands, he meets Brid, whose exotic, gypsy-like dress and strange attitudes fascinate him. They become friends, then, in time, passionate lovers. Brid leads him, unsuspecting, into the sixth century, where training as a Druid priestess she has mastered their ancient mysteries and powerful mag... View more info

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To Be the Best #3 Emma Harte [used book]

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Grafton Books: 1989

Seller ID: 000787

ISBN: 0586070346

Condition: Good


Enthralling sequel to Barbara Taylor Bradford's universally loved novels, A Woman of Substance and Hold The Dream. Set in Yorkshire, Hong Kong and America, this remarkable contemporary novel continues the story of an unorthodox and endlessly fascinating family. As the spirit of Emma Harte lives on in her granddaughter, Paula O'Neill, an engrossing drama is played out in the glamorous arena of the wealthy and privileged, underscored by a cut-throat world of jealousy and treachery. Paula must act with daring and courage to preserve her formidable grandmother's glittering empire from unscrupulous... View more info

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The Women in his Life [used book]

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UK, Grafton Books: 1991

Seller ID: 000788

ISBN: 0586070354

Condition: Good


A billionaire tycoon torn apart by personal doubts. Maximilian West: filthy rich, corporate raider and a man of almost mythical power, glamour and charm. He appears to have everything. But in reality Maximilian is riven with internal conflict and torn apart by personal doubts. Many women have loved Maxim - and many strive to reach his fortress heart: Anastasia, his first wife; Camilla, the beautiful English actress; Adriana, the competitive American career woman; and Blair, the mistress who schemes to become his wife. But only one woman holds the key that will unlock Maximilian's secret - and ... View more info

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The Ravenscar Dynasty#1 House of Deravenel [used book]

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UK, Harper: 2007

Seller ID: 001010

ISBN: 0007197624

Condition: Good


The Ravenscar Dynasty, introducing the house of DeRavenel, launches Barbara Taylor Bradford's epic new series spanning a century. Ravenscar: A house, a legacy and a dynasty. On a bitterly cold day in 1904, the DeRavenel family's future changes for ever. When Cecily DeRavenel tells her 18-year-old son Edward of the death of his father, brother and cousins in a fire, a part of him dies as well. Edward is comforted by his cousin Neville Watkins, who is suspicious of the deaths. The two men vow to seek the truth, avenge the deaths and take control of the business empire usurped from Edward's great... View more info

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Three Weeks in Paris [used book]

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2002

Seller ID: 001078

ISBN: 0007134320

Condition: Good


The latest novel from the genuinely bestselling author of seventeen compelling novels, from A Woman of Substance to The Triumph of Katie Byrne. As students at the prestigious Anya Sedgwick School of Decorative Arts in Paris, Alexandra Gordon, Kay Lenox, Jessica Pierce and Maria Franconi share the challenges and excitement of developing their artistic talents to the fullest under Sedgwick's caring and demanding guidance. But once best friends, they part enemies, and after graduation they go their separate ways, pursuing careers and establishing lives in different corners of the world. Alexandra... View more info