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Let the magic of J.K. Rowling's classic Harry Potter series take you back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Issued to mark the 20th anniversary of first publication of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, this irresistible Hufflepuff House Edition celebrates the noble character of the Hogwarts house famed for its dedication, patience and loyalty. Harry's third year at Hogwarts is packed with thrilling Hufflepuff moments, including the appearance of Quidditch captain - and Hufflepuff heart-throb - Cedric Diggory!
With vibrant sprayed edges in Hufflepuff house livery, the book features beautiful house-themed cover artwork with intricate silver foiling. With an exciting, bespoke introduction exploring the history of Hufflepuff House, and exclusive insights into the use of the Patronus Charm by favourite Hufflepuff characters, the book also boasts a spectacular image by Kate Greenaway winner Levi Pinfold of Nymphadora Tonks conjuring her Patronus. All seven books in the series will be issued in these highly collectable, beautifully crafted House Editions, designed to be treasured and read for years to come.
A must-have for anyone who has ever imagined sitting under the Sorting Hat in the Great Hall at Hogwarts waiting to hear the words, 'Better be HUFFLEPUFF!'
Let the magic of J.K. Rowling's classic Harry Potter series take you back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Issued to mark the 20th anniversary of first publication of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, this irresistible Ravenclaw House Edition celebrates the noble character of the Hogwarts house famed for its wit, learning and wisdom. Harry's third year at Hogwarts is packed with thrilling Ravenclaw moments, including the appearance of the inimitable Professor Trelawney!
With vibrant sprayed edges in Ravenclaw house livery, the book features beautiful house-themed cover artwork with intricate bronze foiling. With an exciting, bespoke introduction exploring the history of Ravenclaw House, and exclusive insights into the use of the Patronus Charm by favourite Ravenclaw characters, the book also boasts a spectacular image by Kate Greenaway winner Levi Pinfold of Cho Chang conjuring her Patronus. All seven books in the series will be issued in these highly collectable, beautifully crafted House Editions, designed to be treasured and read for years to come.
A must-have for anyone who has ever imagined sitting under the Sorting Hat in the Great Hall at Hogwarts waiting to hear the words, 'Better be RAVENCLAW!'
In this haunting tale of love and learning, the existential chaos of a life ravaged by circumstance takes on a rhythm of its own, one bound by loss and loneliness, but also an intelligent awareness of self. Sometimes melancholy, sometimes brutal, occasionally funny and infuriating, a journalist-comrade-lover caught up in the shade and shadow of politics and social injustice faces treachery and betrayal on every level.
Set against the backdrop of a cityscape that taunts and tantalises, this is where love fails and passion wanes, “where suffering has no meaning”, where an individual escapes death only to find himself confronted with choices wrought by remorse and retribution, by conscience and character. And yet, with all trauma, there is a distinct musicality to the lyrical unpacking that follows a string of small things …
The brand-new standalone novel from the Number One bestselling author of Me Before You, After You and Still Me. Inspired by a remarkable true story, The Giver Of Stars features five incredible women living in extraordinary and perilous times.
Alice Wright has travelled halfway across the world to escape her stifling life in England. Handsome American businessman Bennett Van Cleve represents a fresh start. But she soon realises that swapping the twitching curtains of suburbia for newlywed life in the wild mountains of Kentucky isn't the answer to her prayers. But maybe meeting Margery O'Hara is. The heart and backbone of the small community of Salt Lick, a woman who isn't afraid of anything or anyone, Margery is on a mission. Enlisting Alice, along with three other women, all from very different backgrounds, to join her, the band of unlikely sisters battle the elements and unforgiving terrain - as well as brave all manner of dangers and social disapproval - to ride hundreds of miles a week to deliver books to isolated families. Transforming the lives of so many is all the impetus they need to take such risks.
And for Alice, her new job and blossoming friendships become an unexpected lifeline, providing her with the courage she needs to make some tough decisions about her marriage. Then a body is found in the mountains, rocking the close-knit community and tearing the women apart as one of them becomes the prime suspect. Can they pull together to overcome their greatest challenge yet?
A love letter to the power of books and literature and their ability to bring us together and deliver the truth, as well as a tribute to female friendship, The Giver Of Stars is the book that Jojo Moyes was born to write.
'Smart and funny' Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things
The first step was learning to read, but if she really wants to turn her life around, Maggsie is going to have to trust other people – and that might just be the hardest lesson she’s ever faced . . .
Small and dyslexic, with a short fuse, bad teeth, a prison record and something to prove, Marguerite McNaughton – Maggsie – doesn't need anybody or anything, thank you very much. She's more than capable of looking after herself.
She’s also about to discover that everyone needs someone, sometimes. Even her.
The thing about trusting others, though, is that not everyone is trustworthy...
It starts when a fellow inmate gives Maggsie reading lessons. Then she's offered a job in London as a kitchen assistant, together with supported accommodation and a colleague who seems determined to befriend Maggsie, no matter what.
At first, Maggsie is convinced nothing will change. Especially her.
But maybe this time can be different? Maybe Maggsie can be different – if she can just put her previous mistakes behind her and her trust in the right people.
Maggsie McNaughton's Second Chance, by Frances Maynard, is an uplifting, heartwarming novel about the power of friendship and the written word, perfect for fans of Eleanor Oliphant, Three Things about Elsie and Elizabeth is Missing.
Discover the bold, masterful new novel from the #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of The Outcast, which holds the reader in its tense grip from start to shocking finish. `A thrillingly good read' Elizabeth Day Bea and Dan, recently married, rent out their tiny flat to escape London for a few precious months. Driving through France they visit Bea's dropout brother Alex at the hotel he runs in Burgundy. Disturbingly, they find him all alone and the ramshackle hotel deserted, apart from the nest of snakes in the attic. When Alex and Bea's parents make a surprise visit, Dan can't understand why Bea is so appalled, or why she's never wanted him to know them; Liv and Griff Adamson are charming, and rich. They are the richest people he has ever met. Maybe Bea's ashamed of him, or maybe she regrets the secrets she's been keeping. Tragedy strikes suddenly, brutally, and in its aftermath the family is stripped back to its rotten core, and now neither Bea nor Alex can escape... `Terrifying, dangerous, with an ending that is as uncompromising as the build-up is truthful' Rachel Joyce `A suspenseful, beautifully written thriller' Guardian
Single mom Delilah’s life goes up in smoke when her Grade 6 daughter – star pupil Daisy – isn’t made Head Girl. The honour goes to Rosie Roberts, Daisy’s nemesis. But when Rosie is pushed off the second-storey balcony at school, accusing glances are cast at Daisy…
Did she push Rosie, and to what lengths will Delilah go to clear her darling daughter’s name?
This laugh-a-minute book features a delicious PI named Jonty, a closeted ex-husband married to a LBW (“Little Blonde Wife”), and a dashing widower who presides over Daisy’s disciplinary hearing – all the reasons why Delilah will be trending
A missing sister. A broken heart. A whole lot of trouble... `A fresh and hilarious debut about family in all its brilliant, messy glory... You'll laugh, you'll cry' Dawn O'Porter Rilla is getting married. Except she isn't. She's running away - from her confused fiance Simon, her big mad family, and the memories nipping at her heels. Her sister Rose would know what to do in such times of crisis. But the trouble is, Rose is the crisis. She disappeared years ago, and Rilla's heart went missing too. Where is Rose? And who is Rilla without Rose? If she's to rescue some happiness out of all this chaos, she needs to find out. Perfect for fans of Marian Keyes, The Trouble with Rose is an unforgettable story about a messy family, a big secret at its heart, and the unbreakable bond between sisters.
`Every woman should own a copy of this book' Erin Kelly `Brilliant' Stylist `Very, very, very funny' Sarra Manning `The best thing I've read in AGES' Gill Sims `Fresh and funny' Guardian `I love this book!' Josie Long 'Fresh, filthy and funny' Grazia Until recently, Julia hadn't had sex in three years. But now: * a one-night stand is accusing her of breaking his penis; * a sexually confident lesbian is making eyes at her over confrontational modern art; * and she's wondering whether trimming her pubes makes her a bad feminist. Julia's about to learn that she's been looking for love - and satisfaction - in all the wrong places... Frank, filthy and very, very funny, In at the Deep End is a brilliant debut from a major new talent. #ImInAtTheDeepEnd
ONE LIFE. LIVED TWICE.
Louis and Louise are the same person born in two different lives. They are separated only by the sex announced by the doctor and a final ‘e’. They have the same best friends, the same red hair, the same dream of being a writer, the same excellent whistle. They both suffer one catastrophic night, with life-changing consequences.
Thirteen years later, they are both coming home.
A tender, insightful and timely novel about the things that bring us together – and those which separate us...
It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward.
Turtles All The Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
In his long-awaited return, John Green shares Aza's story with shattering, unflinching clarity.
**WINNER OF THE PRECIOUS LIFESTYLE MUST READ OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018** `This will creep its way under your skin and stay there long after you finish the final few gut-twisting chapters. Brilliant' Heat _____________________ Brighton Beach, 1993 Teenagers Nell and Jude find the body of a young woman and when no one comes to claim her, she becomes known as the Brighton Mermaid. Nell is still struggling to move on when, three weeks later, Jude disappears. Twenty-five years on, Nell is forced to quit her job to find out who the Brighton Mermaid really was - and what happened to her best friend that summer. But as Nell edges closer to the truth, dangerous things start to happen. Someone seems to be watching her every move, and soon she starts to wonder who in her life she can actually trust... Fast-paced and thrilling, The Brighton Mermaid explores the deadly secrets of those closest to you. _____________________ `Another brilliant, suspenseful read from a master storyteller' (Candis) `With a cracking plot to boot - this brilliant read will hook you from the start' (Fabulous magazine) `This will creep its way under your skin and stay there long after you finish the final few gut-twisting chapters. Brilliant' (Heat) `Tense and emotional' (My Weekly) `Thrilling!' (Take A Break) `Koomson is the queen of the big reveal, and takes her time slowly building the tension in this truly gripping read' (The Sun) `Has all the classic elements of the big beach novel. It adds extra depths to the whodunit in terms of characterisation and emotional impact, and races to a conclusion that had me turning the pages as if they were on fire' (Viva magazine) `A hot read' (Woman magazine) `Just when you think you know what happened and you have your suspects a turn of the page will prove you wrong. This novel is fast paced and a great read' (Woman's Way) `The novel simmers with tension and an undercurrent of darkness' (Daily Express) `The Brighton Mermaid is a breathtakingly brilliant, twisty belter of a book and you need to read it!' (Miranda Dickinson, author of Somewhere Beyond The Sea) `Fast-paced, dark and simmering - can't recommend this novel enough.' (Caroline Smailes, author ofThe Drowning of Arthur Braxton)
A festive collection of short stories by No. 1 bestseller, Cathy Kelly. The perfect stocking filler! Lose yourself in this warm and wonderful collection of short stories from bestselling Irish storyteller Cathy Kelly. From weddings and summer holidays to Christmas with uninvited family or long-lost friends returning, this anthology captures the hopes, tears, laughter and loves of all kinds of women and their families and friends with Cathy' s inimitable warmth. The holiday season comes but once a year, so curl up by a roaring fire and let the magic reel you in... `This is perfect!' Essentials `Funny and touching... Kelly's witty writing will warm you up' Woman's Own
Sometimes it only takes one night to change everything... Elizabeth Place might have been jilted by her fiance on her wedding day one year ago, but at least she's still got her brilliant job producing one of the biggest shows on TV! But when larger-than-life TV host, Ricky Clough, dies live on air, her life is sent spinning out of control. And with foul play suspected, the spotlight is turned firmly on his colleagues - especially Hutch, the man desperate for Ricky's job and who Elizabeth is secretly dating. As her world comes crashing down around her, Elizabeth realises that perhaps the only person she can really trust, is herself...
From the author of Sunday Times no. 1 bestseller The President is Missing. TARGET: HEAD OF STATE Alex Cross and his family join men and women from across the nation lining the streets of Washington, DC to mourn the unexpected death of the President. TARGET: UNITED STATES CABINET With the country still in shock, the assassination of a prominent Senator strikes another devastating blow to the heart of the nation's capital. As Chief of Detectives, Alex's wife Bree Stone faces an ultimatum: solve the case, or lose her job. TARGET: ALEX CROSS The new President calls on Cross to lead an unparalleled FBI investigation to help capture America's most wanted criminal. But what follows will plunge the country into chaos, and draw Cross into the most important case of his life. ______________________________ THE BEST ALEX CROSS YET? Here's what the fans say: 'It's been a while since I last read a James Patterson Alex Cross novel and I had forgotten what a good series this is. A fabulous read' 'Another winner for Alex Cross and the great J. P.!' 'Once again, the author produces a very readable book. It is fast moving and the plot develops at a real pace. I thoroughly enjoyed this and recommend it to all.' 'Target: Alex Cross is from page 1 till the last one a warm bed for every thriller lover. Snuggling down, on a rainy day, and this book in your hands, you'll forget the rest of the world.' 'Multiple story lines woven into one keeps you interested and will make you hate yourself for finishing this book in one go. Where's number 27??? I want it now.' 'I've been following Alex Cross since Along Came A Spider and I'm not ready for his story to end yet! This was a fast, fun ride and it did not disappoint.'
'She is one of America's greatest writers' Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less ______________________________________ 'In the first few months after Charlie died, I began hearing from her much more frequently' _______________________________________ Helen Clapp is a physics professor. She doesn't believe in pseudo-science, or time travel and especially not in ghosts. So when she gets a missed call from Charlie, her closest friend from university with whom she hasn't spoken in over a year, Helen thinks there must be some mistake. Because Charlie died two days ago. Then when her young son, Jack, claims to have seen Charlie in their house just the other day, Helen begins to have doubts. Through the grief of the husband and daughter she left behind, Helen is drawn into the orbit of Charlie's world, slotting in the missing pieces of her friend's past. And, as she delves into the web of their shared history, Helen finds herself entangled in the forgotten threads of her own life. Lost and Wanted is a searing novel from one of America's most exciting writers about the sacred knottiness of female friendship, the forces which fuse us together and those which drive us apart. _______________________________________ 'The effect is beautiful . . . Reading it, I was moved by intimacies near and far, real and imagined, lost and found in all the echoing corners of the expanding universe' New York Times 'A real powerhouse of a novel' Ben Fountain 'Tender, engaging' Dava Sobel 'You'll be beguiled' Jonathan Lethem 'Deeply involving, substantial, suspenseful, and psychologically lush' Booklist '[A] stunning portrayal of grief' Publishers' Weekly
'A mesmerizingly beautiful portrait of a young woman discovering what home means to her' Sarah Haywood, author of The Cactus `Without a doubt one of the best books I have ever read - an extraordinary masterpiece' Anstey Harris, author of The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton YOU'RE NOT LOST. YOU'RE JUST LOOKING. Augusta Hope has never felt like she fits in. And she's right - she doesn't. At six, she's memorising the dictionary. At seven, she's correcting her teachers. At eight, she spins the globe and picks her favourite country on the sound of its name: Burundi. And now that she's an adult, Augusta has no interest in the goings-on of the small town where she lives with her parents and her beloved twin sister, Julia. When an unspeakable tragedy upends everything in Augusta's life, she's propelled headfirst into the unknown. She's determined to find where she belongs - but what if her true home, and heart, are half a world away? AUGUSTA MAY NOT FEEL LIKE SHE FITS IN, BUT READERS ARE FALLING IN LOVE WITH HER... `What a beautiful moving book...one that will stay with a lot of readers long after closing the last page' Karen W `What a brilliant, brave, clever book' Maddy P `A beautiful tale of family, of loss, of the awkward relationships we build with those we love the most...a must read!' Amelia D `A powerful novel about fitting in, loss, and the people you really have connections with' Siobhan D `This book gave me all sorts of feelings!' Nia I `God what a book! I couldn't put it down but didn't want it to end' Natasha P `The story made me laugh and cry in equal measure, and now it's finished I'm at a slight loss as what to read next' Laura W `I loved this book from the very first line...It's totally original, deeply moving and something really special' Katherine W `A thoughtful and warm-hearted read...I loved it!' Joy L `I laughed, I cried, I fell in love' Elizabeth T
Sacrificed is the English translation of Offerlam. The Congo, 1961: A man is murdered in cold blood and his beloved is left for dead. Fifty-three years later, Caz Colijn receives a phone call that tears her out of her reclusive life. In Belgium, where she tries to trace her and her daughter’s family origins, it becomes clear that that country’s colonial past has had as much impact on her life as the apartheid years in South Africa did. The phone call Professor Luc DeReu receives is less traumatic, but he too is ripped out of his familiar orbit when the woman he blames for his father’s premature death re-enters his bland existence. In the meantime, Erevu and his grandson must trace the nkisi taken from them more than five decades ago in order for them to fulfil their holy mission. When the paths of this group of people cross, it leads once again to murder.
The Flavours Of Love - Dorothy Koomson
The Rose Petal Beach - Dorothy Koomson
I Do Not Sleep - Judy Finnigan
An intensely powerful new novel from the best-selling author of The Bastard of Istanbul and Honour - available for pre-order now 'In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore. Her brain cells, having run out of blood, were now completely deprived of oxygen. But they did not shut down. Not right away...' For Leila, each minute after her death brings a sensuous memory: the taste of spiced goat stew, sacrificed by her father to celebrate the long-awaited birth of a son; the sight of bubbling vats of lemon and sugar which the women use to wax their legs while the men attend mosque; the scent of cardamom coffee that Leila shares with a handsome student in the brothel where she works. Each memory, too, recalls the friends she made at each key moment in her life - friends who are now desperately trying to find her. . . 'One of the most important writers at work today' Independent
The fate of millions of lives hangs in the balance in this new Psy-Changeling Trinity novel from New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh... Kidnapped as a young girl, her psychic powers harnessed by a madman, Memory lives a caged and isolated existence . . . until she comes face-to-face with a wolf. Labelled an empath by her bad-tempered rescuer, Memory knows that her 'gift' is nothing so bright. It is a terrible darkness that means she will always be hunted. But Memory is free now and she intends to live. A certain growly wolf can just deal with it. Alexei prefers to keep his packmates at bay, the bleak history of his family a constant reminder that mating, love, hope is not for him. But Memory, this defiant and fearless woman who stands toe-to-toe with him awakens the most primal part of his nature - and soon, he must make a choice: risk everything or lose Memory to a murderous darkness that wants to annihilate her from existence . . . 'Paranormal romance at its best' Publishers Weekly 'Singh continues to be one of the most prolific and consistently excellent writers on the scene today' Romantic Times
Summer at the Kindness Cafe was previously published as a four-part serial titled Random Acts of Kindness. This is the complete story in one package. 'THIS IS ONE OF THE GENRE'S STANDOUT STARS - THERE IS SO MUCH HEART IN THIS BOOK!' heat magazine Escape to the beautiful town of Littlewood with Victoria Walters, a heart-warming read perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley, Holly Hepburn and Jo Thomas. Welcome to Brew, a cafe where kindness is almost as important as coffee... almost! Meet the three women whose lives are about to change forever: Abbie has fled London and the humiliation of not being able to make rent after being made redundant. Her sister, Louise, unlucky in love, has thrown herself into her career at the local hospital. And Eszter, who has travelled from Hungary with her daughter Zoe, hoping to fulfil her husband's dying wish... to reunite his family. This summer these three very different women are inspired by the random acts of kindness written up on the Kindness Board at Brew, and decide to make a pact to be kinder to others and to themselves... Can a little bit of kindness really change your life? Eszter, Abbie and Louise are about to find out! `Warmth and kindness on every page' Sheila O'Flanagan `I adored Summer at The Kindness Cafe - it's such a cosy, heart-warming read' Jennifer Joyce `Utterly gorgeous, a totally heart-warming, beautiful story. I loved every single page!' Holly Martin 'Summer at the Kindness Cafe ticks all the feel-good boxes' Holly Hepburn, author of A Year at the Star and Sixpence 'A really lovely story - heart-warming and life affirming' Jo Thomas, author of The Honey Farm on the Hill `An entertaining and timely reminder that a random act of kindness can change not only someone's day, but also someone's life' Penny Parkes, author of Best Practice `Such an uplifting, warm story, with characters I already feel like I know. I loved every minute of it!' Cressida McLaughlin, author of The House of Birds and Butterflies 'A heart-warming read - cosy and comforting. I loved it!' Heidi Swain, author of Sunshine and Sweet Peas in Nightingale Square `Victoria Walters has such a wonderful, fresh voice and the characters really do leap off the page. The perfect pick-me-up, and a timely reminder of the importance of kindness in every part of life' Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House
Die spook in sy huis kry alleenloper Paul nie verdryf nie, al probeer hy hoe hard om met ingewikkelde resepte sy dae om te bak. Sy lewe verander onomkeerbaar wanneer hy by ’n moord ingesleep word. Nou is sy lewe ook ’n koerantopskrif, nes dié wat hy elke nag bekook vir die Shrien Dewanisaak by die nuuskantoor waar hy werk.
Die skaduwêreld van sado-masochisme kom tydens die Dewaniondersoek aan die lig: ’n wêreld goed bekend aan Div. Fisieke pyn is hoe hy vergeet van sy afgetakelde pa en sy junkie-broer. Wanneer die gedaante van die vermoorde Anni Dewani lewensgroot aan Div verskyn, besef hy dat dít wat by hom spook nie slegs metafories is nie.
Wat jaag ons, en wat maak ons vry? In ’n Spook in die huis, François Loots se sewende roman, word die kompleksiteite rondom ontvlugting en verlossing op boeiende en verrassende wyse verken.
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