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A Keeper

By Graham Norton
Authors:
Graham Norton
*** SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS ***THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'A compelling and moving story, expertly told, that will draw you in and keep you in its grip until the last page.' DAILY EXPRESS'Magnificent ... his writing is evocative and perfect. His grasp of human loneliness and longing is beautiful and comforting.' MARIAN KEYES'Atmospheric, creepy and impossible to put down.' the TIMES'I raved about Holding two years ago ... A Keeper is even better. A powerful, very sad story, beautiful writing, two time frames that are perfectly balanced. Outstanding. Will easily be one of my books of 2018.' JOHN BOYNE'A gripping, thoughtful tale about the search for identity, belonging and self-possession.' OBSERVER'Moving and darkly funny.' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING'Smart, well-written and thoroughly entertaining.' IRISH INDEPENDENT'It's a sad and lovely book, brimful of tenderness and compassion, where the revelations of the past upturn the perceptions of the present.' SUNDAY EXPRESS'Charming and tender, a complete joy.' SUNDAY MIRROR'Perfectly crafted, a beautiful, gripping account of Irish memory and deceit. A terrific achievement.' ANDREW O'HAGANFrom the bestselling author of Holding comes a masterly tale of secrets and ill-fated loves set on the coast of Ireland.Dear Lonely Leinster Lady, I'm not really sure how to begin . . .The truth drifts out to sea, riding the waves out of sight. And then the tide turns.Elizabeth Keane returns to Ireland after her mother's death, intent only on wrapping up that dismal part of her life. There is nothing here for her; she wonders if there ever was. The house of her childhood is stuffed full of useless things, her mother's presence already fading. And perhaps, had she not found the small stash of letters, the truth would never have come to light. 40 years earlier, a young woman stumbles from a remote stone house, the night quiet but for the tireless wind that circles her as she hurries further into the darkness away from the cliffs and the sea. She has no sense of where she is going, only that she must keep on.This compelling new novel confirms Graham Norton's status as a fresh, literary voice, bringing his clear-eyed understanding of human nature and its darkest flaws.* * *Praise for Holding, winner of the Irish Book Awards' Book of the Year 2016'Poised and perceptive' Sunday Times'... a deftly plotted story as moving as it is compelling' Sunday Mirror'Deeply accomplished ... brilliantly observed' Good Housekeeping'... one of the more authentic debuts I've read in recent years ... in such an understated manner, eschewing linguistic eccentricity ... in favour of genuine characters and tender feeling ... this is a fine novel' John Boyne, Irish Times'It is beautiful and yet devastatingly sad' Daily Express'Strenuously charming ... surprisingly tender' Metro 'Heartwarming and observant' Stylist
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Katerina

By James Frey
Authors:
James Frey
A kiss, a touch. A smile and a beating heart. Love and sex and dreams, art and drugs and the madness of youth. Betrayal and heartbreak, regret and pain, the melancholy of age. Katerina, James Frey's explosive new novel, is a sweeping love story alternating between 1992 Paris and Los Angeles in 2017.At its centre are a young writer and a young model on the verge of fame, both reckless, impulsive, and deeply in love. Twenty-five years later, the writer is rich, famous and numb, and he wants to drive his car into a tree, when he receives an anonymous message that draws him back to the life, and possibly the love, he abandoned years prior. Written in the same percussive, propulsive, dazzling, breathtaking style as A Million Little Pieces, Katerina echoes and complements that most controversial of memoirs, and plays with the same issues of fiction and reality that created, nearly destroyed, and then recreated James Frey in the global imagination.
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A Kind of Freedom

By Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Authors:
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Longlisted for the 2017 National Book Award'Luminous . . . a writer of uncommon nerve and talent' New York TimesEvelyn is a Creole woman who comes of age in New Orleans at the height of World War II. Her family inhabits the upper echelon of Black society, and when she falls for no-account Renard, she is forced to choose between her life of privilege and the man she loves.In 1982, Evelyn's daughter, Jackie, is a frazzled single mother grappling with her absent husband's drug addiction. Just as she comes to terms with his abandoning the family, he returns, ready to resume their old life.Jackie's son, T.C., loves the creative process of growing marijuana more than the weed itself. He was a square before Hurricane Katrina, but the New Orleans he knew didn't survive the storm. Fresh out of a four-month stint for drug charges, T.C. decides to start over-until an old friend convinces him to stake his new beginning on one last deal.For Evelyn, Jim Crow is an ongoing reality, and in its wake new threats spring up to haunt her descendants. A Kind of Freedom is an urgent novel that explores the legacy of racial disparity in the South through a poignant and redemptive family history.
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The Keeper of Lost Things

By Ruth Hogan
Authors:
Ruth Hogan
WINNER OF RICHARD AND JUDY AUTUMN BOOK CLUB 2017 - 'One of the most charming novels either of us has read. Don't lose it. Keep it' Richard & Judy**The perfect holiday read, recommended by thousands of readers**One of the Mail on Sunday's 'Best books for the beach this summer'*Meet the 'Keeper of Lost Things'...Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before.Realising he is running out of time, he leaves his house and all its lost treasures to his assistant Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfil his legacy and reunite the thousands of objects with their rightful owners.But the final wishes of the 'Keeper of Lost Things' have unforeseen repercussions which trigger a most serendipitous series of encounters...'The first book I read in 2017 - and if another as good comes along in the next 12 months, I'll eat my special gold reviewing spectacles' Daily MailAnd if you loved The Keeper of Lost Things, don't miss Ruth Hogan's new novel Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel, which is out now.
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Kingdom Come

By Melvyn Bragg, Malcolm Sinclair
Authors:
Melvyn Bragg
Read by:
Malcolm Sinclair
Douglas Tallentire has at last achieved what his father and grandfather before him fought for so bitterly. Educated and independent, he can carve out his own career and spread his wings. But success, freedom and happiness are more elusive than ever in the fiercely competitive Seventies. From Cumbria to the frenetic whirl of sophisticated life in New York and London, Douglas, like all the Tallentires, must come to terms with private uncertainty and pain.(P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton
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Keep Talking Swedish - Ten Days to Confidence

By Regina Harkin
Authors:
Regina Harkin
If you already have the basics and want to learn more Swedish, this advanced beginner audio course will boost your confidence to understand and speak Swedish.Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:-going to a funfair-taking a boat trip to the archipelago-going to the swimming pool-chatting in the sauna-asking for directions to the pharmacy-getting directions to a restaurant-going to a nightclub-making plans to meet-being invited to a friend's house-having a dinner conversation.You'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalize your Swedish with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.Keep Talking Swedish - Ten Days to Confidence maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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Keep Talking Russian - Ten Days to Confidence

By Rachel Farmer
Authors:
Rachel Farmer
If you already have the basics and want to learn more Russian, this advanced beginner audio course will boost your confidence to understand and speak Russian.Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:-being a guest-shopping for food and drink-finding your way around and using transport-reserving a table-talking about what you do-telling people about where you live-going out-discussing haves and have nots-going to a party-going to the doctor's.You'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalize your Russian with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.Keep Talking Russian - Ten Days to Confidence maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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Keep Talking Norwegian Audio Course - Ten Days to Confidence

By Margaretha Danbolt-Simons
Authors:
Margaretha Danbolt-Simons
If you already have the basics and want to learn more Norwegian, this advanced beginner audio course will boost your confidence to understand and speak Norwegian.Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:-having an encounter on a plane-arranging to meet-going to the chemist's-meeting the family-sightseeing in Oslo-buying clothes-having lunch at a restaurant-asking for directions-buying a rail ticket-saying goodbye.You'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalise your Norwegian with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.Keep Talking Norwegian - Ten Days to Confidence maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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Keep Talking Arabic Audio Course - Ten Days to Confidence

By Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Authors:
Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
If you already have the basics and want to learn more Arabic, this advanced beginner audio course will boost your confidence to understand and speak Arabic.Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:-explaining where you are from-explaining what you do-asking about sightseeing-talking about hobbies-describing family photos-giving compliments and congratulating-describing your trip-talking about holiday activities-talking about what you enjoyed-offering help.You'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalize your Arabic with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.Also included is a handy phrasebook and a PDF coursebook for reading and writing practice.Keep Talking Arabic - Ten Days to Confidence maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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Keep Talking Portuguese Audio Course - Ten Days to Confidence

By Sue Tyson-Ward
Authors:
Sue Tyson-Ward
If you already have the basics and want to learn more Portuguese, this advanced beginner audio course will boost your confidence to understand and speak Portuguese.Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:-getting to know people-booking a restaurant table-eating out-shopping for food-solving problems-catching a train-going out for the evening-asking for directions-being ill-shopping for clothes and shoes.You'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalise your Portuguese with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.Keep Talking Portuguese - Ten Days to Confidence maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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Keep Talking Italian Audio Course - Ten Days to Confidence

By Maria Guarnieri, Federica Sturani
Authors:
Maria Guarnieri, Federica Sturani
If you already have the basics and want to learn more Italian, this advanced beginner audio course will boost your confidence to understand and speak Italian.Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:-getting a train-asking for directions-booking a table-having a meal-going to the market-going wine tasting-going to a local festival-making friends-finding out more-talking about your holiday.You'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalize your Italian with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.Keep Talking Italian - Ten Days to Confidence maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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Keep Talking Spanish Audio Course - Ten Days to Confidence

By Angela Howkins
Authors:
Angela Howkins
If you already have the basics and want to learn more Spanish, this advanced beginner audio course will boost your confidence to understand and speak Spanish.Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:-explaining where you are from-describing your job-telling the time-booking a table-taking the bus-phoning for a taxi-calling a plumber-shopping in the market-buying clothes-buying shoes.You'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalize your Spanish with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.This advanced beginner Spanish course contains an MP3 CD. You can download the audio files on this disc from your computer to your MP3 player or play it in an MP3 CD player. Also included is a handy phrasebook and a PDF coursebook for reading and writing practice.Keep Talking Spanish - Ten Days to Confidence maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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Keep Talking Korean Audio Course - Ten Days to Confidence

By Robert Vernon, Kyung-Il Kwak
Authors:
Robert Vernon, Kyung-Il Kwak
When going abroad do you want to:- Communicate more accurately and precisely?- Get to places other travellers don't?- Do more than just 'get by'?- Have fun and more authentic experiences?...Then you need to Keep Talking!Through 10 common scenarios plus culture and travel advice this advanced beginner level audio course will get you beyond the basics. - Practise the most frequent words and expressions for common travel situations- Progress in your understanding of naturally paced conversations- Personalize the language with interactive role-plays- Perfect your pronunciation and sound more naturalYou'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalize your Korean with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.This advanced beginner Korean course contains an MP3 CD. You can download the audio files on this disc from your computer to your MP3 player or play it in an MP3 CD player. Also included is a handy phrasebook and a PDF coursebook for reading and writing practice.Keep Talking Korean - Ten Days to Confidence maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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The King of Torts

By John Grisham, Michael Beck
Authors:
John Grisham
Read by:
Michael Beck
The office of the public defender is not known as a training ground for bright young litigators. Clay Carter has been there too long and, like most of his colleagues, dreams of a better job in a real firm. When he reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit D.C. every week.As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life-that would make him, almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts...(P)2003 Random House, LLC
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Keep Talking Mandarin Chinese Audio Course - Ten Days to Confidence

By Song Lianyi, Elizabeth Scurfield
Authors:
Song Lianyi, Elizabeth Scurfield
If you already have the basics and want to learn more Mandarin Chinese, this advanced beginner audio course will boost your confidence to understand and speak Mandarin Chinese.Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:-taking a train-getting a bus-going sightseeing-being ill-seeing a doctor-going shopping-buying souvenirs-making friends-keeping in touch. You'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalize your Mandarin Chinese with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.This advanced beginner Mandarin Chinese course contains an MP3 CD. You can download the audio files on this disc from your computer to your MP3 player or play it in an MP3 CD player. Also included is a handy phrasebook and a PDF coursebook for reading and writing practice.Keep Talking Mandarin Chinese - Ten Days to Confidence maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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Keep Talking English Audio Course - Ten Days to Confidence

By Rebecca Moeller
Authors:
Rebecca Moeller
Learn more essential American and British English in this beginner audio course. Keep Talking English in Ten Days maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages. It can be used as a stand-alone course or as follow-on to Get Talking English in Ten Days (ISBN 9781444193138).This course contains:-One MP3 CD of audio files you can download to your computer or play in an MP3 CD player-A handy phrasebook of vocabulary and phrases-Coursebook PDFs in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese for reading and writing practice-Choose your learning language: English, French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese-MP3 format lets you learn on the go-Practise the words and phrases you need for socializing, going for a job interview, making a complaint, visiting a colleague's home and more.-Progress in your understanding of naturally-paced conversations-Use the learning plus sections to extend your vocabulary-Personalize the language with interactive role-plays -Perfect your pronunciation and sound more natural*This course is also ideal for use in the classroom for extra listening and speaking practice.*Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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Keeping Faith

By Jodi Picoult
Authors:
Jodi Picoult
THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLERWhen Mariah White catches her husband with another woman, her life starts to fall apart. And when her daughter, Faith, begins to confide in an imaginary friend, Mariah's own brush with insanity starts to take on a darker meaning.Then Faith appears to start performing miracles, and all at once the situation is spiralling beyond Mariah's control. Is Faith truly seeing God? Or is she just a troubled young girl seeking refuge from her parents' divorce?When it comes to matters of faith, it's hard to know who to believe . . .
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Keep Talking Brazilian Portuguese Audio Course - Ten Days to Confidence

By Sue Tyson-Ward, Ethel Pereira De Almeida Rowbotham
Authors:
Sue Tyson-Ward, Ethel Pereira De Almeida Rowbotham
If you already have the basics and want to learn more Brazilian Portuguese, this advanced beginner audio course will boost your confidence to understand and speak Brazilian Portuguese.Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:-staying at a hotel-meeting people-talking about sports and hobbies-shopping at the market-talking on the phone-going to a restaurant-shopping for clothes-going out for the evening-reporting a theft-booking an excursion.You'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalize your Brazilian Portuguese with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.This advanced beginner Brazilian Portuguese course contains an MP3 CD. You can download the audio files on this disc from your computer to your MP3 player or play it in an MP3 CD player. Also included is a handy phrasebook and a PDF coursebook for reading and writing practice.Keep Talking Brazilian Portuguese - Ten Days to Confidence maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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Keep Talking Japanese Audio Course - Ten Days to Confidence

By Helen Gilhooly
Authors:
Helen Gilhooly
If you already have the basics and want to learn more Japanese, this advanced beginner audio course will boost your confidence to understand and speak Japanese.Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:-making business introductions-having formal conversations-staying in a Japanese inn-eating in a Japanese restaurant-visiting a fish market-talking about your daily routine-discussing the weather-talking about past events-giving permission-making a thank you speech.You'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalize your Japanese with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.This advanced beginner Japanese course contains an MP3 CD. You can download the audio files on this disc from your computer to your MP3 player or play it in an MP3 CD player. Also included is a handy phrasebook and a PDF coursebook for reading and writing practice.Keep Talking Japanese - Ten Days to Confidence maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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A Kind of Intimacy

By Jenn Ashworth
Authors:
Jenn Ashworth
Annie is obese, lonely and hopeful. Armed with self-help books, her cat and a collection of cow-shaped milk jugs, she moves into her new home and sets about getting to know the neighbours, especially the man next door. She ignores her neighbour's inconvenient girlfriend, but it's not quite as easy for Annie to dismiss her own past. As Annie's murky history of violence, secrets and sexual mishaps catches up with her, she cannot see that she has done anything wrong. She's just doing what any good neighbour would do, after all...
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