At Close Quarters
By Gerald Seymour
Peter Holt, a young diplomat, witnesses the horrific murder of his fiance and the British Ambassador within days of a new posting to the Soviet Union. The report of the murder lands on the desk of a British Intelligence officer who suspects Palestinian involvement, althought the Russians insist that it was not a terrorist attack.The British government are determined to extract revenge and Holt is the only man able to identify the assassin. He is sent to the Lebanon and the perilous Beqa'a Valley, which serves as a stronghold for the most extreme guerilla groups. Unauthorised access to the valley is virtually impossible, and capture by the Syrian Army would result in torture and death. His only company is Noah Crane, an Israeli expert sniper, who acts as his mentor and guide. But when Syrian Intelligence learn of their presence, their cover is blown. And now it is too late to turn back.
An Open Door
By Claire Lorrimer
A heartfelt romance novel from the author of THE RECKONING and SECOND CHANCE which features Susan Parish who, after losing her husband in the war, is raising her son in the quiet seclusion of the country. Despite her better judgement she falls in love with Gareth Everett, her next-door neighbour and husband of her best friend.
By Michael Arnold
Assassin's Reign, the fourth in The Civil War Chronicles, Michael Arnold's acclaimed series of historical thrillers, sees battle-scarred hero Captain Stryker, 'the Sharpe of the Civil War', in the fight of his life.'Stands in comparison with the best of Cornwell' Yorkshire PostThe forces of King Charles are victorious; their Parliamentarian enemies in deep crisis. In the west, the crucial port city of Bristol has fallen, and Royalist eyes fall quickly upon neighbouring Gloucester. Its walls are weak, its garrison under strength, and its governor - Sir Edward Massie - suspected of harbouring sympathy for the King.Stryker and his men are with the army as it converges on Gloucester, still reeling from the loss of a close friend at the bloody Battle of Stratton. Ordered to infiltrate the rebel city on a mission to discover whether Massie will indeed surrender, Stryker reluctantly embarks upon his most desperate mission yet. But Gloucester's defenders are more resolute than any had imagined, and catastrophe soon befalls him. With his life seemingly forfeit, Stryker is spared by an unlikely saviour; Vincent Skaithlocke, his former commander. The mercenary has returned to England to fight for Parliament, and offers Stryker his protection. As old friends adjust to life fighting for opposing sides, Stryker begins to question his own loyalties . . . but a chance discovery makes him realise that all in Gloucester is not what it seems, for a hidden menace threatens his own life, and that of King Charles himself.
All Our Tomorrows
By Ted Allbeury
The year is 1982. As politicians bicker, a neutral Britain's decline accelerates into anarchy. The Prime Minister accepts the Russian offer to 'help restore law and order'. Faced with a national breakdown he has no choice. Millions collaborate. But as Soviet troops take over Britain's streets, men like Harry Andrews and Jamie Boyle go underground. For them there is only one answer to the life-and-death question: Is freedom worth fighting for?A nation demoralised, a way of life obliterated: they said it could never happen...but there are flashes of resistance from a freedom loving few...
By Greg Rucka
Wilsonville is America's number one theme park, where every day starts with a smile.Jad Bell is Wilsonville's lead security officer. He's also an undercover soldier, sent in as defense against a threatened terrorist attack.Today that nightmare became real.And Jad and his team are the only ones who can stop it getting even worse.Welcome to Wilsonville. Today, you'll be lucky to escape with your life.
The Alpha List
By Ted Allbeury
Dave Marsh and Charlie Kelly grew up together on the backstreets of Birmingham. Now Charlie is a Labour MP and Dave an Intelligence agent. When Charlie comes under suspicion of passing secrets to the Russians, Dave is given the task of investigating his old friend. He seems to be able to prove his case soon enough, but as Charlie points out, he doesn't know half of what is really going on. He doesn't know about the Alpha List.THE ALPHA LIST is a classic espionage thriller from one of the true masters of the genre.
By Eva Schloss
Eva was arrested by the Nazis on her fifteenth birthday and sent to Auschwitz. Her survival depended on endless strokes of luck, her own determination and the love and protection of her mother Fritzi, who was deported with her.When Auschwitz was liberated, Eva and Fritzi began the long journey home. They searched desperately for Eva's father and brother, from whom they had been separated. The news came some months later. Tragically, both men had been killed.Before the war, in Amsterdam, Eva had become friendly with a young girl called Anne Frank. Though their fates were very different, Eva's life was set to be entwined with her friend's for ever more, after her mother Fritzi married Anne's father Otto Frank in 1953.This is a searingly honest account of how an ordinary person survived the Holocaust. Eva's memories and descriptions are heartbreakingly clear, her account brings the horror as close as it can possibly be.But this is also an exploration of what happened next, of Eva's struggle to live with herself after the war and to continue the work of her step-father Otto, ensuring that the legacy of Anne Frank is never forgotten.
Autism Spectrum Disorder: All That Matters
By Lorna Selfe
An Innocent Eye
By Philip Hook
A man is found dead in a London hotel room, the only clue to his identity a polaroid of a lost Impressionist painting. A young man inherits his mother's diaries and realises her early life in France was much more eventful than he'd realised. And as the extent of the past's effect on the present becomes clear, Daniel is caught up in a web of conspiracy and betrayal that began decades ago.
All For You
By Denise Robins
It had been one of those short wartime engagements. Darley had been called up just two hours after the wedding and since then Finella had spent five long years alone.During those lonely years Finella had grown up, become more independent - and met Gilfred Bryte. Now that her husband was coming home again, she knew that she must choose between the two men. Was it strong, self-confident Gil she loved, or the gentle husband she had almost forgotten?
Astonishing Splashes of Colour
By Clare Morrall
Kitty Wellington, the narrator of Clare Morrall's absorbing sure-footed first novel, has been brought up in a large family by her painter father. Surrounded by older brothers, she has no real recollection of either her mother, who was killed in a car crash, or her sister, who ran away from home.The great strength of the novel is Kitty herself. Morrall has provided her with a compelling narrative voice - wry, confiding, perceptive. Echoes from JM Barrie's disturbing masterpiece are quietly sounded, with particular emphasis on missing mothers and "lost boys".
Arrow in the Heart
By Denise Robins
When a girl is in love with a man and her love is not returned life can be very miserable. When that man loves another the pressures on the girl can be well-nigh unbearable.This is the unfortunate position of Lucie Reed young Matron at a boy's private school. She is passionately in love with one of the masters whilst he is apparently in love with the headmaster's daughter.A delightful tale of heart-ache and humour.
And All Because
By Denise Robins
They are not at all alike. She is young very wealthy and accustomed to having everything her own way. He is serious determined - a man who works for every penny he made and who has no time for play. They are completely wrong for each other. And yet they love one another desperately. And something holds them together. Something that makes them want to lie and hide their love affair from friends and family for there seems no other way.
All This For Love
By Denise Robins
Though cousins Sally Browning and Philippa Frome are identical - in looks but not in character. When the married spoilt Philippa persuades her twin to pretend to be Mrs Frome so Philippa can run off on holiday with her secret lover Sally can only reluctantly agree. And so she embarks upon a new life of wealth and luxury fooling all and sundry - even Philippa's invalid husband Martin. Soon accustomed to her new role Sally finds she has more devotion and love to give to the ailing Martin than she had imagined possible.
All That Matters
By Denise Robins
A sweeping, heartfelt novel from the original Queen of Romance - originally published in 1954, now available for the first time in eBook.Handsome, clever, successful, rich. Steven has everything. That is what worries Glynis about her fiance. She loves him despite the differences in their backgrounds, but she doesn't move in his expensive, luxurious world, and she doesn't approve of the hectic glamour of his social life. Can their marriage survive on love alone?
By Malcolm Macdonald
Abigail Stevenson is beautiful and talented, passionate and headstrong. Her parents, in reaction to their own struggle out of poverty, have brought her up to the innocence and idleness that are the privilege of the Victorian ruling class; but Abigail will have none of the cloistered aristocratic life they intend for her. From the moment she tricks her maid, Annie, into divulging the secret of what happens between men and women, Abigail's life becomes a voyage of discovery. This is both a gripping and passionate story of one woman's fight to free herself from the shackles of her social class and an electrifying vision of the Victorian era.
An Englishwoman in New York
By Anne-Marie Casey
This homage to the charm and romance of New York is a coming-of-age novel for grown-ups that will appeal to readers of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary, Allison Pearson's I Don't Know How She Does It and Melissa Bank's Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing.When Lucy's husband loses his job and is relocated to New York, she is forced to give up her posh London life and move to a tiny Manhattan apartment. Homesick and resentful at first, Lucy soon finds herself embarking on an exhilarating new affair - no, not with her husband, although she is surprised to find they do still love each other, but with the city itself and the three women she meets at the school gates who, against all odds, become her friends.Christy, married to a wealthy older man, questions her life choice as she fantasizes about her doorman and tries to make peace with her angry stepdaughter. Julia is a workaholic television writer who becomes convinced her family is better off without her, until a neighbour's dog makes her re-think everything. Meanwhile Robyn, bread-winning wife to an aspiring novelist, has had enough. She wants what her friends are having - even if it means an affair with at least one, if not all, of their husbands . . .In the tradition of Melissa Bank's The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing, with shades of Sex and the City, An Englishwoman in New York is the perfect coming-of-age novel for grown-ups.This book is published in the US under the title No One Could Have Guessed the Weather'Very smart, very savvy and very very funny' Rosamund Lupton, bestselling author of Sister'Fabulously clever, brilliantly observed' Cathy Kelly'Readers will find themselves on these pages and revel in the connection . . . I loved it' Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife
By Aaron James
'A wonderful book. If you come across it, you must read it.' - John CleeseWhat does it mean for someone to be an a**hole? The answer is not obvious, despite the fact that we are often personally stuck dealing with people for whom there is no better name. Try as we might to avoid them, a**holes are found everywhere at work, at home, on the road, and in the public sphere. Encountering one causes great difficulty and personal strain, especially because we often cannot understand why exactly someone should be acting like that.A**hole management begins with a**hole understanding. In the spirit of the bestselling On Bullshit, James gives us the concepts to think or say why a**holes disturb us so, and explains why such people seem part of the human social condition, especially in an age of raging narcissism and unbridled capitalism. These concepts are also practically useful, as understanding the a**hole we are stuck with helps us think constructively about how to handle problems they present. We get a better sense of when the a**hole is best resisted, and when he is best ignored a better sense of what is, and what is not, worth fighting for.
Arabic Vocabulary Builder+ (Learn Arabic with the Michel Thomas Method)
By Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Experience significant results in a remarkably short period of time - without books, drills, memorizing, or homework. In this five-hour intermediate level audio course, Michel Thomas Method teachers Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar introduce over 600 new words and everyday phrases and the tools to allow you to create thousands more through the application of simple rules for building more words for concepts, people, places, adjectives and verbs etc. Learning alongside two genuine students, you will acquire essential language building blocks which allow you to increase your vocabulary in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out answers for yourself.What's the added plus?Unlike most vocabulary courses which give you lists of words to memorise, the Michel Thomas Method baser-Vocabulary Builder+ allows you to further extend your vocabulary by taking advantage of the logical construction of Arabic, in which by altering words in predictable ways (e.g. by mimicking word patterns or adding regular prefixes and suffixes), you will exponentially build up your knowledge and understanding of the language.Who is this course for?Whether you have learned from other Michel Thomas courses or are simply looking for a new approach to help improve your proficiency, the Arabic Vocabulary Builder+ will introduce you to a unique way of acquiring language that will significantly boost your confidence in your ability to speak, listen to and understand Arabic. The course teaches Egyptian Arabic, as this variety is understood throughout the Arabic-speaking world owing to its dissemination through film and popular culture.This course contains an MP3-CD and CD-ROM. The MP3-CD can be played on MP3-compatible CD players and can easily be transferred to your MP3 player.
All Fall Down
By Carlene Thompson
Few locals believe Sinclair's wealthy golden boy Martin Avery actually took his own life, or that his beautiful young widow had nothing to do with his death. Well aware of the rumors behind her back, Blaine Avery is focused on managing her late husband's finances and raising her adolescent stepdaughter, until her serene woodland property yields a gruesome discovery.For the second time in six months, Sheriff Logan Quint has been called out to the Avery place, where another corpse has been found. This time, it belongs to a teenage girl who had everything to live for. But if Rosie Van Zandt didn't kill herself, who did?As the town reels from the deaths, Blaine regrets the day she ever came home. Only Logan is willing to accept her innocence, or her suspicions. For Blaine is desperate to clear her name, but someone intends to destroy it. Someone who calls her in the dead of night, taunting her with the childhood rhyme: Ring a ring o' roses, a pocket full of posies, a-tishoo!, a-tishoo!, we All Fall Down.