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The Penny Wedding

By Jessica Stirling
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Jessica Stirling
The Burnsides' move from Glasgow's tenement slums to the sunny new suburbs of Flannery Park brings hope to all members of the family. But heartbreak awaits among the tidy gardens and green lawns and soon seventeen-year-old Alison is forced to take on responsibility for her out-of-work father and brothers and put her own ambitions aside.Love as well as loss threatens Alison's future, however, and leads her into a relationship with teacher Jim Abbott, an affair which her brothers, even the brooding Henry, are powerless to understand, let alone prevent. Throughout the Depression years of the early 30s, the Burnsides - united by a shared heritage yet divided by their dreams - square up to the challenge of poverty and fight to hold the family together, whatever the cost.
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Promises Lost

By Audrey Howard
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Audrey Howard
Sara Hamilton loves Jack Andews from the moment he risks his life to rescue her. As she nurses him back to health, the gently-reared doctor's daughter and the softly-spoken railway labourer discover an innocent yet steadfast passion.But Sara's snobbish sister Alice hates Jack and all he stands for. When their father dies and leaves the sisters penniless and homeless, Alice is the one who decides they will go to Liverpool and make their fortunes as dressmakers. And ensures that Jack will never find Sara Hamilton again.Soon they have found the security that Alice craves. But then Jack Andrews - now a successful railway engineer - comes to Liverpool. And Sara, who has never forgotten him, has grown from a shy girl to a passionate woman with a mind of her own.
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Prized Possessions

By Jessica Stirling
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Jessica Stirling
Lizzie Conway has clawed her way out of the worst slums of the Gorbals, all for the sake of her three daughters, her most prized possessions. She would do anything to protect Polly, Babs and poor, deaf Rosie. In this tough part of Glasgow, there are many dangers - physical and moral - facing women. And the girls themselves seem sometimes to be determined to make marriages as unwise as the one that landed her with crippling debts, three small children and no man to take care of them . . . But Lizzie is a fighter, and - to her surprise - so are more than one of her girls.
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  • The Piper's Tune

    By Jessica Stirling
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    Jessica Stirling
    Jessica Stirling's Glasgow comes to scintillating life in the story of love and fortune set in Edwardian Scotland, the first in a trilogy.Lindsay Franklin's life is an adventure she has just begin to enjoy. At eighteen, Arthur Franklin's cosseted daughter has left her Glasgow school and finds her role as a marriageable young lady with a widowed father more than agreeable. But Lindsay's life takes an unexpected turn when her ambitious, charming Irish cousin Forbes comes to Glasgow to join the family business. And then Lindsay's grandfather, the founder and dictator of the business, decides to retire and hand over his shipyard to the new generation. Unexpectedly, a share in the business will be Lindsay's - and equally unexpectedly, she decides that she must master that business as carefully as her male cousins. What is not surprising is that several eligible men decide that it is time to master Lindsay...As the mysteries of shipbuilding open to her, and the puzzle of male behaviour becomes both more fascinating and more dangerous, Lindsay will have to make some fateful decisions. Decisions that will make or mar her whole future.
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    Pit Bank Wench

    By Meg Hutchinson
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    Meg Hutchinson
    A compelling tale of good and evil for fans of Josephine Cox.Emma Price is only a pit bank wench, but her corn-coloured hair and blue eyes win the love of Paul Felton, younger brother of the colliery owner. Carver Felton has no intention of seeing his brother throw away his future on such a humble girl and savagely rapes Emma, leaving her isolated and pregnant with his bastard child.It looks as though she is destined for the workhouse, but there are kindly folk in Wednesbury: Emma is taken in by butcher Samuel Hollington and his wife and gives birth to her son, Paul, under their care.But Carver Felton has not forgotten the girl he wronged. Once he has ruthlessly achieved his business ambitions, he turns his attentions to finding an heir to the Felton fortune - and he determines to track down Emma and her child.
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    A Place Called Hope

    By Audrey Howard
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    Audrey Howard
    To Sir Robert Blenkinsopp, his frail, exquisite wife Amy is just another possession - to be used, misused or discarded like anything else at Newton Law, his grand estate on Northumberland's wild moore. The gamekeeper they call Duffy thinks he has never seen anything quite so brave as Amy Blenkinsopp as she faces up to her husband - and is overjoyed when the brute is found unconscious at the bottom of his own staircase, deprived of the power of speech and movement. With the help of Sir Robert's servants and the increasingly devoted Duffy, she makes the estate not only happier but richer as well. But Sir Robert Blenkinsopp is not dead. Imprisoned in the wreck of his body, his only companion a loathesome servant, he is plotting a vicious revenge on Amy, on her children, and on the man who has come to love her.
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    Peppercorn Woman

    By Meg Hutchinson
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    Meg Hutchinson
    'Throw it to the dogs! Do as I say or by Christ I'll do it myself and throw you in after it!'Tyler Cadell's cruel order spells heartbreak for his wife Garnet and their new-born baby. She flees to save herself, but cannot save her child and the memory of that tragic loss haunts her days.Taken in by a band of Black Country Romanies, Garnet is touched by the warmth and generosity of the gypsy people, even if not all of them offer her an equally charitable welcome. Although loved by their leader, Judah Kane, Garnet moves on once she has regained her strength and determines to take revenge on her husband. Meanwhile Tyler has assumed the role of grieving widower in order to ally his fortune with that of Lady Olivia Denton: the reappearance of his legal wife would be a major inconvenience. Indulging his voracious sexual appetite with the sensual gypsy girl, Marisa, Tyler learns of Garnet's whereabouts and determines to be rid of her once and for all.
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  • A Pennyworth of Sunshine

    By Anna Jacobs
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    Anna Jacobs
    Love can cross oceans . . .Keara Michaels doesn't want to leave her family in Ireland, but fate sends her first to Lancashire, then across the sea to Australia, pregnant and penniless. And Theo Mullane, the man who loves her, is married, with an ailing baby son, so cannot follow her as he longs to.Mark Gibson leaves Lancashire to avoid marriage. But gold prospecting is a dangerous pursuit, and when his gentle young wife dies in childbirth, his father-in-law kidnaps the baby. So Mark runs away again, this time to Western Australia, where he employs Keara in his country inn.But danger threatens them all, even in the bush, as Keara searches for her lost sisters, Theo comes looking for the woman he loves, and Mark at last confronts his past.**********************What readers are saying about A PENNYWORTH OF SUNSHINE'I couldn't put it down' - 5 stars'An excellent read from start to finish' - 5 stars'Brilliant, as always . . . Anna Jacobs never fails to keep the story line motivated, gripping, and endearing' - 5 stars
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    Painted Highway

    By Audrey Howard
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    Audrey Howard
    Vibrant and headstrong, Ally Pearce loves working on the Edith, her family's narrowboat, proving she's the equal of any man on the Leeds to Liverpool canal. Betsy, delicate, calculating and sensuously beautiful, wants only to become a 'lady' - and will use the most unladylike means to become one.When Dr Tom Hartley enters the sisters' lives after a tragic accident both are attracted to him - but for very different reasons...
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    Pauper's Child

    By Meg Hutchinson
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    Meg Hutchinson
    Increasingly desperate poverty after her beloved father's suicide forces a crisis for Callista Stanford, for vicious rent collector Oswin Slade will accept only the girl's body in payment for the rent due. Repulsed by his advances, Callista postpones the evil day until it is too late. Homeless and destitute, Callista finds refuge with Abigail and Daniel Roberts, a kindly couple, potters by trade. Taught by her father to appreciate beauty, Callista proves to have a feeling for the clay and with Daniel's help comes to be mistress of the Leabrook Pottery. But there is no happy ending yet; an unseen enemy, a depraved woman, lurks in the shadows, intent on harm to the pauper's child.
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    Pride of Lancashire

    By Anna Jacobs
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    Anna Jacobs
    Carrie Preston is used to hard work - oldest of ten, with an incompetent mother and a drunken father, she struggles to find food for her siblings. But nothing could have prepared her for the day fate deals her family the cruellest of hands, rendering them more desperate than ever.In a harsh world, small acts of kindness can bring great hope -Eli Beckett's offer of a job at the Dragon pub promises a better future for Carrie, especially as Eli's uncle has offered his nephew some spare land to build a music room.With the great cities of England alive to the sound of music halls, the locals of Hedderby are soon looking forward to their own place of celebration and merriment. Yet not everyone in the town shares this excitement, and some will stop at nothing in the pursuit of selfish gain.
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    The Peacock Emporium

    By Jojo Moyes
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    Jojo Moyes
    The charming multi-generational novel by Jojo Moyes, internationally bestselling author of Me Before You, After You and the new bestseller Still Me. 'A charming and enchanting read.' - Company Athene Forster embraced the Sixties like few others. Nicknamed the Last Deb, she was spoiled, beautiful, and out of control. And within two years of her marriage, the rumours had begun again.Thirty-five years on, Suzanna Peacock finds refuge from her mother's shameful legacy in her shop, the Peacock Emporium. Within its magical walls she discovers not just friendship, and an escape from her troubled marriage, but the first real passion of her life.But the spectre of her mother still haunts Suzanna, setting in place a series of dramatic events. Only by confronting the past will she finally be able to face the future . . .
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    Priceless

    By Olivia Darling
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    Olivia Darling
    At two international auction houses, fine art experts vie to get the world's most fabulous and expensive paintings into their salerooms. At Ludbrooks of London, Lizzy Duffy does her best get ahead as an auctioneer, while her boss Nat Wilde takes advantage of her in more ways than one. Meanwhile Carrie Klein, number two fine art expert at Ehrenpreis in New York has been charged with opening Ehrenpreis's new operation in London, and she's determined that it's going to make her name. And in a draughty farmhouse in Cornwall, impoverished artist Serena Macdonald struggles to support her young daughter by painting family pets. Until a mistake leads to a cottage industry in 'old masters' - and a daring sting...
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    Pursuit

    By Karen Robards
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    Karen Robards
    The car crash that leaves the First Lady dead and Jessica Ford badly injured is just the beginning of a nightmare. Jess is thrilled when her law firm's senior partner asks her to meet the President's wife in a Washington hotel late one Saturday night. But the lawyer who drew her into the disaster commits suicide, his secretary is killed in yet another car accident, and the Secret Service agent on the case, Mark Ryan, believes that Jess, the only survivor, is hiding something. As her world falls apart around her, Jess realizes that everyone who knew what the First Lady was doing that Saturday night is dead - except her. And if she remembers, she'll be dead too. Terrified, certain that the car crash was no accident, Jess has only Mark Ryan to turn to.
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    Perfect Your French 2E: Teach Yourself

    By Jean-Claude Arragon
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    Jean-Claude Arragon
    Are you looking for an improver's course in French which will make you sound like a native? If you already know some French and want to take it further, Perfect your French will guarantee success! Taking you from a good GCSE level (level B2 of the Common European Framework), this course teaches you advanced structures and vocabulary so that by the end of the course you will be at GCE Advanced Level, CEF level C1: Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.Full of authentic texts and dialogues about complex subjects, this course covers a wide range of topics of the sort you will want to talk about when in France and teaches you the kind of everyday language and features of speech that will enable you to communicate with confidence and feel comfortable taking part in conversation with native speakers of France. The choice of material aims to give you something of the flavour of France today and each unit is based around a single theme with lively interviews and conversations on the accompanying recording. There are activities based on the interviews and texts to help you remember what you've learnt and put your knowledge into practice. The units are divided into sessions - to help you organize your learning time and break up the material into manageable chunks - and there are reminders throughout to refresh your memory of points you have learnt.Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online.Learn effortlessly with new, easy-to-read page design and interactive features:NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.GRAMMAR TIPSEasy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.USEFUL VOCABULARYEasy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.DIALOGUESRead and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of France.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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    Perfect Your German 2E: Teach Yourself

    By Heiner Schenke, Paul Coogle
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    Heiner Schenke, Paul Coogle
    Are you looking for an improver's course in German which will make you sound like a native? If you already know some German and want to take it further, Perfect your German will guarantee success! Taking you from a good GCSE level (level B2 of the Common European Framework), this course teaches you advanced structures and vocabulary so that by the end of the course you will be at GCE Advanced Level, CEF level C1: Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.Should be used in conjunction with the CD, Perfect Your German (9781444151046), sold separately.
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  • Perfect Your Italian 2E: Teach Yourself

    By Sylvia Lymbery
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    Sylvia Lymbery
    Are you looking for an improver's course in Italian which will make you sound like a native? If you already know some Italian and want to take it further, Perfect your Italian will guarantee success! Taking you from a good GCSE level (level B2 of the Common European Framework), this course teaches you advanced structures and vocabulary so that by the end of the course you will be at GCE Advanced Level, CEF level C1: Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.Full of authentic texts and dialogues about complex subjects, this course covers a wide range of topics of the sort you will want to talk about when in Italy and teaches you the kind of everyday language and features of speech that will enable you to communicate with confidence and feel comfortable taking part in conversation with native speakers of Italy. The choice of material aims to give you something of the flavour of Italy today and each unit is based around a single theme with lively interviews and conversations on the accompanying recording. There are activities based on the interviews and texts to help you remember what you've learnt and put your knowledge into practice. The units are divided into sessions - to help you organize your learning time and break up the material into manageable chunks - and there are reminders throughout to refresh your memory of points you have learnt.Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. Learn effortlessly with new, easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.GRAMMAR TIPSEasy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.USEFUL VOCABULARYEasy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.DIALOGUESRead and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Italy.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.The course is available as a book (9781444102116), as a pack comprising the book and double CD (9781444102123) and as a double CD (9781444102130).
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    The Paradise Waltz

    By Jessica Stirling
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    Jessica Stirling
    Christine Summers is a pretty young teacher in a country school in the 1930s and the apple of more than one man's eye .Christine has no intention of sacrificing her independence to marry anyone, least of all Charley Noonan, the rough-tongued young farmer who has been pursuing her for years. When she meets lonely widower Alan Kelso, however, Christine finds herself falling in love.Alan has also caught the eye of pony breeder Beatty McCall. Passionate, experienced and unscrupulous, Beatty wants is willing to offer him more, it seems, than Christine can ever hope to match. But sometimes all it takes to fall in love is dancing to the Paradise Waltz . . .Rich in tangled affections and intriguing characters, in THE PARADISE WALTZ Jessica Stirling captures all the pain and humour of life a small, gossip-ridden village in the time between two world wars when wireless and the cinema were changing everyone's ideas about romance.
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    Pasos Spanish Practical Grammar

    A reference and grammar practice book containing clear, accessible grammar explanations with examples and extension in both Spanish and English. Basic rules, forms and examples are presented in a simple and accessible way before learners move on to further and more complex uses and forms of the same items, with numerous practice exercises. There are examples of everyday language throughout, to show grammar being used naturally, and these are paired with translations illustrating how the two languages coincide or differ. Ease of use: Numerous cross-references highlight related grammatical points and En breve summaries enable you to see at a glance what you have studied. The book also contains: a glossary of grammatical terms, Latin American variants of grammar rules and guidance on pronunciation and spelling. It is an ideal for anyone learning Spanish and wants a comprehensive resource and extensive grammar practice. It is perfectly suited to accompany the Pasos range Coursebook 1 (9781473610682) or Course Pack 1 (9781473610750) and Coursebook 2 (9781444139273) or Course Pack 2 (9781444139242). It also complements any other Spanish language course.
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    Pasos 2 Spanish Intermediate Course 3rd Edition revised: Activity Book

    Pasos 2 Activity Book accompanies the Pasos Spanish course, providing stimulating practice material which complements the tasks in the third edition of the Pasos 2 Coursebook for intermediate level.As with the main coursebook, it is divided into 14 units, 12 of which are subdivided into sections covering or expanding a different linguistic area while the remaining two contain general revision and test material. The range of activities includes wordsearches, crosswords and cultural quizzes along with extra reading comprehension tasks. Vocabulary and verb conjugation exercises are provided, and each lesson ends with a Repaso de todo la lección revision section practising a cluster of language points. The Pasos 2 Activity Book is a valuable resource for learners and teachers alike, offering extra practice in class as well as ideas for homework activities. It can be used alongside the third edition coursebook to provide further tasks for faster learners or more intensive practice on a specific area. It can also be used as self-access material by learners who wish to work through the materials independently.
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