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Conflicts of Interest

Terry Stiastny
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Terry Stiastny

'A skilful prose stylist and a connoisseur of telling details' GuardianLawrence Leith has retreated from his once-successful career in TV to a small village in the south of France to mourn the end of his marriage and the loss of his job.When his old colleague Martin Elliott arrives for a summer holiday, surrounded by his lovely family and new, influential friends, he seems to have everything that Lawrence lacks. Martin is convinced that Lawrence should get back in the game, even if that involves returning to Africa, where it once nearly ended for both of them. As Martin's carefully cultivated image begins to slip, Lawrence recovers his urge to find out the real story - one which will force him to choose between his friend and his principles.Masterfully constructed and universally topical, Conflicts of Interest is a novel about personal betrayal and political double-dealing, about the realities of being in the public eye and how the truth, no matter how hidden, will always out.

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Harmless Like You

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
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Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
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Why Suffering?

Ravi Zacharias, Vince Vitale
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Ravi Zacharias, Vince Vitale

Why would an all-good and all-powerful God create a world full of pain and suffering? In WHY SUFFERING? Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale carefully walk you through a variety of responses that considered cumulatively provide a clear, comprehensive, and convincing answer. Responses like:- The good in the world would be lost if we lost the possibility of the bad.- The creation of a world without suffering would have meant our probable nonexistence.- The cross is the key to a compelling and rational explanation for trust in God in the face of the worst kind of suffering.- In comparison with other world religions, the Christian response is distinctive.- A good creator can allow suffering if he also provides the sustaining power to stand against it.- Relational knowledge about God takes the argument beyond reason to the presence of God amidst suffering.- God's decision to allow temporal suffering makes sense in light of an eternal perspective.- Divine goodness shows how to conquer not in spite of, but even through suffering.Here is a book written with great respect for the complexity of the issue, recognizing that some who read it will be in the trenches of deep suffering themselves and others in a faith crisis about the very existence of a loving God. WHY SUFFERING? provides an answer to the problem of pain and suffering with emotional sensitivity and intellectual integrity.

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The Strange Files

Elliott Hall
Authors:
Elliott Hall

Private eye Felix Strange doesn't work homicide cases. He saw enough dead bodies fighting in the Great Patriotic Crusade against Iran, a war that left him with a crippling disease with no name and no cure. Strange collars cheating husbands and insurance fraudsters, scraping together just enough to pay for the black-market medicine that he needs to stay alive. So when he is summoned to a Manhatten hotel room to investigate the murder of America's best-loved preacher, he'd rather not get involved. But powerful people have hired Strange for a reason. Felix finds himself faced with religious police, organised crime and ghosts from his past as he uncovers a conspiracy that reaches the very heart of a newly fundamentalist America where biblical prophecy is foreign policy.THE STRANGE FILES is equal parts sizzling satire and thrilling dystopian epic containing the complete Strange Trilogy, the prequel story The Fall, exclusive bonus material and the story of Felix Strange's first case, The Promised Land.

Sceptre

The Marlowe Papers

Ros Barber
Authors:
Ros Barber

*WINNER OF THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2013*On May 30th, 1593, a celebrated young playwright was killed in a tavern brawl in London. That, at least, was the official version. Now Christopher Marlowe reveals the truth: that his 'death' was an elaborate ruse to avoid being convicted of heresy; that he was spirited across the Channel to live on in lonely exile; that he continued to write plays and poetry, hiding behind the name of a colourless man from Stratford - one William Shakespeare. With the grip of a thriller and the emotional force of a sonnet, this remarkable novel in verse gives voice to a man who was brilliant, passionate and mercurial. A cobbler's son who counted nobles among his friends, a spy in the Queen's service, a fickle lover and a declared religious sceptic, he was always courting trouble. Memoir, love letter, confession, settling of accounts and a cry for recognition as the creator of some of the most sublime works in the English language, The Marlowe Papers brings Christopher Marlowe and his era to vivid life. Written by a poet and scholar, it is a work of exceptional art, erudition and imagination.

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The Fall

Elliott Hall
Authors:
Elliott Hall
Hodder & Stoughton

The Children's Crusade

Elliott Hall
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Elliott Hall
John Murray

The Children who Fought Hitler

Sue Elliott, James Fox
Authors:
Sue Elliott, James Fox

Few people know that Ypres, centre of First World War remembrance, was once home to a thriving British community that played a heroic role in the Second World War. This expatriate outpost grew around the British ex-servicemen who cared for the war memorials and cemeteries of 'Flanders Fields'. Many married local women and their children grew up multi-lingual, but attended their own school and were intensely proud to be British. When Germany invaded in 1940 the community was threatened: some children managed to escape, others were not so lucky. But, armed with their linguistic skills and local knowledge, pupils of the British Memorial School were uniquely prepared to fight Hitler in occupied territory and from Britain. Still in their teens, some risked capture, torture and death in intelligence and resistance operations in the field. An exceptional patriotism spurred them on to feats of bravery in this new conflict. Whilst their peers at home were being evacuated to the English countryside, these children were directly exposed to danger in one of the major theatres of war. James Fox was a pupil at the British Memorial School in 1940 and he has made it his mission to trace his former school friends. The Children Who Fought Hitler is their story: a war story about people from an unusual community, told from a fresh and human perspective.

Hodder & Stoughton

The Rapture

Elliott Hall
Authors:
Elliott Hall

Isaac Taylor isn't missing. According to government records, he never existed. PI Felix Strange isn't convinced, not least because Isaac is an old army buddy. The man saved his life in Tehran, so the least Strange can do is dig up some leads. Strange soon discovers Isaac isn't the only one missing. All over the country, young and old, men and women, the good and the trying-to-be, are disappearing - quite literally without a trace. If Strange doesn't figure out what's happening fast, someone close to him will fall into a patch of thin air. A dark and compelling thriller, The Rapture is a brilliantly realised depiction of a society all too chillingly close to our own. The second in the Strange trilogy it pays homage to the genius of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy, while offering a wholly original take on the noir genre.

Hodder & Stoughton

The First Stone

Elliott Hall
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Elliott Hall
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Invisible Armies

Jon Evans
Authors:
Jon Evans

If you can manipulate the web you can change the world. You can also get away with murder over and over again . . . Danielle Leaf thought she was just delivering a passport to help a friend. Then she was abducted and imprisoned in remote rural India. Her desperate escape is only the beginning. Now she has been drawn into a war between a transnational mining company that is poisoning Third World farmers and the invisible armies of anti-corporate protesters who oppose it. It is a dizzying world of whirlwind romance on the Goa coast; bloody street battles in Paris; shadowy computer hackers and mysterious benefactors. Danielle grows more deeply involved in this battle than she ever expected. Then she unearths a deadly secret. Soon she will be running for her life - from an enemy who will find her no matter where she hides . . .

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The Blood Price

Jon Evans
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Jon Evans

Paul Wood was just a tourist in battle-scarred Sarajevo. Then an unexpected encounter changed his life. Now he is a desperate woman's only hope of escape. To get her to safety, he must find a way through the minefield of warlords, criminals, and peacekeepers that is postwar Bosnia.Pursued by brutal gangsters, unable to leave the country legally, Paul agrees to do a job for a shadowy group of human traffickers, in exchange for safe passage. The traffickers seem friendly. The job seems harmless. But when he discovers the secrets seething beneath, the repercussions will propel him on a perilous journey around the world - from a warlord's compound in lawless Albania, through the jungles of Latin America, and towards an explosive confrontation at an extraordinary festival in the Nevada desert . . .

Ros Barber

Ros Barber was born in Washington DC and raised in England. She is the author of three collections of poetry, the latest of which (Material, Anvil 2008) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Her short fiction, which won prizes in the Asham and Independent on Sunday short story competitions, has been published by Bloomsbury and Serpents Tail. Her poetry has appeared in Poetry Review, Poetry Wales, Poetry London, London Magazine, The Guardian, the Independent on Sunday and many other publications; it also features in anthologies published by Faber, Virago, Anvil and Seren. As Dr. Barber she has published academic papers on Christopher Marlowe. In 2011 she was awarded the Hoffman Prize for THE MARLOWE PAPERS and in 2013 she won the Desmond Elliott Prize. She lives in Brighton and has four children.

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James Fox & Sue Elliott

James Fox was born in 1935 and was once one of the youngest pupils at the British Memorial School when it was evacuated in May 1940. After serving in the RAF with SHAPE in Paris he worked for NATO and in 1966 began a long and distinguished career with the Magnum Photos as Editor in Chief in New York and Paris. An accomplished photographer in his own right, he has published several volumes of photography. He lives in Paris. Sue Elliott is the author of the bestselling social history of adoption, Love Child. She lives in west London.

Sue Elliott

James Fox was born in 1935 and was once one of the youngest pupils at the British Memorial School when it was evacuated in May 1940. After serving in the RAF with SHAPE in Paris he worked for NATO and in 1966 began a long and distinguished career with the Magnum Photos as Editor in Chief in New York and Paris. An accomplished photographer in his own right, he has published several volumes of photography. He lives in Paris. Sue Elliott is the author of the bestselling social history of adoption, Love Child. She lives in west London.

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