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Paige might bake wedding cakes for a living but that doesn't mean she's dreaming about her own perfect day. Far from it. Trusting people is hard after she was badly let down by her family and boyfriend just when she needed them most. And to make things worse, her ex has just walked into her bakery with his new fiancée... Needing a little no-strings-attached fun, Paige goes to a party where her friend knows just the guy - the guy in the black top. There's just one problem. There are two men wearing black tops. Noah was meant to be her perfect distraction...instead, he wants more than just a bit of fun. But could the wrong guy turn out to be the right choice? "Hilarious, heart-warming and real." LUCY FOLEY, author of The Hunting PartyShow more
It's easy to put someone in the friend zone. But what happens if you change your mind? Bea isn't happy. Desperate for a change, she looks to her friends for inspiration. Every single one of them is paired off, perhaps that's what she needs too. So, she starts dating again. But everywhere she goes - amid the hilarious and scarring dates - there's Peter. Good old, oddball Peter, her closest friend from university. He's always been firmly in the friend zone but something's happened lately - he seems taller, more handsome and suddenly making him smile is Bea's favourite thing. But how can Bea possibly risk their friendship? And how do you even go about taking someone out of the friend zone? What if Bea and Peter were only ever meant to be just friends... "Hilarious, heart-warming and real. You will absolutely fall in love with Bea, a witty and wonderfully flawed protagonist.' LUCY FOLEY, author of The Hunting PartyShow more
Brokewood-on-Tandle is a strange and mysterious place. So when Hattie and her brother, Jonathan, arrive to find their granny missing, they suspect something sinister is going on. Hattie knew her family kept secrets. But she had no idea that they were this magical...Show more
A deliciously gothic story of wishes and curses – a new dark fairy tale set against a Victorian backdrop full of lace and smoke. Once upon a time Ella had wished for more than her life as a lowly maid. Now forced to work hard under the unforgiving, lecherous gaze of the man she once called stepfather, Ella’s only refuge is in the books she reads by candlelight, secreted away in the library she isn’t permitted to enter. One night, among her beloved books of far-off lands, Ella’s wishes are answered. At the stroke of midnight, a fairy godmother makes her an offer that will change her life: seven wishes, hers to make as she pleases. But each wish comes at a price and Ella must decide whether it’s one she’s willing to pay… A smouldering, terrifying new spin on Cinderella – perfect for fans of Laura Purcell and Erin Morgenstern.Show more
This is a story about taking a leap of faith And believing the unbelievable They say those we love never truly leave us, and I've found that to be true. But not in the way you might expect. In fact, none of this is what you'd expect. I've been visiting my mother who died when I was eight. And I'm talking about flesh and blood, tea-and-biscuits-on-the-table visiting here. Right now, you probably think I'm going mad. Let me explain… Although Faye is happy with her life, the loss of her mother as a child weighs on her mind even more now that she is a mother herself. So she is amazed when, in an extraordinary turn of events, she finds herself back in her childhood home in the 1970s. Faced with the chance to finally seek answers to her questions - but away from her own family - how much is she willing to give up for another moment with her mother? For fans of The Time Traveler's Wife comes an original and heartwarming story about bittersweet memories, how the past shapes the future, and a love so strong it makes you do things that are slightly bonkers.Show more
A sweeping story about obsession, mysticism, art, and earthly desire. At the centre of this story, is the Cathedral. Its design and construction in the 13th and 14th centuries in the fictional town of Hagenburg unites a vast array of unforgettable characters whose fortunes are inseparable from the shifting political factions and economic interests vying for supremacy. From the Bishop to his treasurer, from local merchants to lowly stonecutters, the fate of everyone, both Gentile and Jew, is affected by the slow rise of Hagenburg's cathedral, a holy building growing over an often unholy city. Around this narrative core, Ben Hopkins has constructed his own monumental edifice, a choral novel that is rich with the vicissitudes of mercantilism, politics, religion, and human enterprise. Ambitious, immersive, a remarkable feat of imagination, Cathedral deftly combines historical fiction, the literary novel of ideas, and a tale of adventure and intrigue. Fans of authors like Umberto Eco, Elif Shafak, Hilary Mantel, Ken Follett and Jose Saramago will delight at the atmosphere, the beautiful prose, and the vivid characters of Ben Hopkins's Cathedral. 'Cathedral is a brilliantly organized mess of great, great characters. It is fascinating, fun, and gripping to the very end.' -Roddy Doyle, Booker Prize-winning author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha 'A thoroughly engrossing, beautifully told look at human frailty.' -Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)Show more
All aboard for the rip-roaring final book in the bestselling Train to Impossible Places adventures, with magic at every stop. When the Impossible Postal Express magically arrives to collect Suzy, she sets off on her most difficult delivery yet. A mysterious talking book is stealing words and causing chaos across the whole of the Impossible Places! The book must be returned to a city that's been lost for thousands of years. But without a map to get there, Suzy and Wilmot's journey plunges them into grave danger. And with time running out, it might not just be the knowledge in the Impossible Places that is lost for ever - Suzy and Wilmot could be too.. 'Delivers epic magic and adventure by the train-load.' SIBÉAL POUNDERShow more
Ashley Moon is all set for a dream holiday with her daughter in the glittering French Riviera. But nothing can prepare her for the shock of discovering who's staying in the villa next door... A wonderfully heart-warming story of first love and second chances for fans of Jenny Oliver and Lucy Diamond. Ashley got much more than a suntan on her first ever foreign holiday; one whirlwind romance and nine months later she had a daughter, Molly. Too proud to ever contact the father, Ashley made a decision to go it alone and raise her daughter herself. Fifteen years later, she finally has the chance to take Molly on her first ever holiday; a gorgeous, all-expenses-paid trip to the charming French resort of St. Raphael. But fate has other plans. One look into her neighbour's dark hazel eyes is all it takes to give her the shock of her life. Standing in front of her is Haydon, Molly's long-lost father and the holiday fling she thought she'd never see again. As the temperature on the Cote D'Azure steadily rises and Ashley and Haydon begin to spend more time together, will Ashley find the courage to tell him who she is - and more importantly, who Molly is?Show more
'C.D.Major books make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up' Kate Riordan author of The Heatwave In a quiet coastal village, Irina spends her days restoring furniture, hiding away from the world. A family secret, long held and never discussed, casts a dark shadow and Irina chooses to withdraw into her work. When an antique bureau is sent to her workshop, the owner anonymous, Irina senses a history to the object that makes her uneasy. As Irina begins to investigate the origins of the piece, she unearths the terrible secret it holds within. Decades earlier, another young woman kept secrets. Her name was Abigail. Over the course of one sun-filled summer she fell in love and dreamed of the future. But she could not know that a catastrophe loomed, and this event would change the course of many lives for years to come... Praise for The Last Night 'A deftly-handled, slow-burning thriller' Joanne Harris author of Chocolat 'Captivating and beautifully written' The Sun 'A smart, flawless and unforgettable triumph' Heat Magazine 'Moving, atmospheric and absolutely compelling' Sunday Times Bestseller Katherine Webb 'Captivating and beautifully written' The Sun 'Intriguing, beautiful and brilliant' Phaedra PatrickShow more
Why do we dream? How can you sleep better? How do you control your dreams? Discover the theories and techniques to ensure a rich world of dreams every night. Decode your dreams - over 50 common dream scenarios are interpreted in detail. What do they mean - to you? Ever dream of flying? Winning the lottery? Flunking an exam? Understand what your mind is telling you when you're asleep and you'll unlock your true potential when you're awake. Night Vision holds the answers.Show more
Digital influencing is one of the most exciting and disruptive new industries, forecast to be worth over £10bn by 2020, but those charged with making this an effective part of their digital strategy rarely understand how this emergent industry works. When it comes to online growth, digital influencers are now consistently outperforming traditional media and brand advertising, even if much of what they do remains a mystery to many people. Sara McCorquodale is the UK's leading authority on the influencer space, and this new book demystifies exactly how digital influence works, interrogates the phenomenon, analyses its problems and forecasts its future. A compelling and deeply insightful book, this will be a must-listen for anyone whose business success is dependent on prospering online. Readers will gain a foundation of knowledge into how and why digital communication has become so dominated by influencers, as well as gaining invaluable, never-before-heard insights from the influencers themselves. They will understand how digital trends emerge, the building blocks that make bloggers, vloggers and instagrammers so compelling, and why the context in which influencer marketing emerged is so closely linked to its ongoing success. All of this will be presented alongside take-aways that will instantly improve listeners own work in the digital space. In addition, thanks to Sara's independent analysis of influencer media and marketing, they will finish the book with a clear understanding as to the problems now faced by businesses and brands around the world, and how such issues can be identified, tackled and overcome. "It's the wild west out there. This book is your sheriff." THE SUNDAY TIMES "In a nutshell, Sara's like a human Google Translate, but for translating the world of Google." THE EVENING STANDARDShow more
The second book in the Tales of Fenest trilogy. There's power in stories. And power comes at a price. Detective Cora Gorderheim has found the man who strangled the Wayward storyteller. But he was just a small part of a much bigger tale. Someone powerful ordered a murder on Cora's patch. That someone still lurks in the shadows. But as she continues her investigations, Cora is warned not to pry into the great and the good of Fenest. Too stubborn to know better, Cora keeps digging and begins to piece together a conspiracy that reaches from the gutter dwellers of the Union of Realms right to the top: the Chambers. As the Audience hear the Torn and Perlish tales, Cora realises she must return to her own story, to its very beginning, if she's going to have any say in its end. "It's rare to find such a richly imagined world about the art of myth and storytelling" CHRISTOPHER FOWLER. "Like a Philip Pullman rendition of Cloud Atlas. Widow's Welcome is an irresistibly thrilling introduction to a world of stories within stories - and I can't wait for more" TIM MAJOR. "There is more than meets the eye in this gripping and inventive debut ... Rife with intrigue, deceit and cultural tension" JAMES AITCHESON. "An utterly absorbing tale set in a fascinating world. A terrific start to the series" MICK FINLAY. "If you love storytelling, you'll love this" SIMON MORDEN.Show more
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