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Contemporary Fiction

  • A Bodacious Guide To The London Underground

    Brendan Sloane

    Mind the gap! The London Underground is a cross between a carnival ride and a natural disaster. Imagine running a life-threatening gauntlet with jugglers and clowns, just as an earthquake hits! Arm yourself with the knowledge in this book and you will dominate the London Underground like a Boss! You need your wits about you, so it is lucky you have come across this survival guide. Otherwise you may not k

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  • The Elusive Silver Lining

    Christine Wilson

    Unexpected economic hardship catapults this timid, middle-aged woman into the work force. Her employer, a kindly parish priest, accompanies her on the roller-coaster journey and provides support to confront past demons and face the future, whatever that will be. Her admirable, steely determination and grit are inspiring given the constraints of the day, and the place of women in the white, male dominated society o

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  • How the Mzungu Finds her Feet

    S M Bretherton

    Ruth Ross has just stepped off a plane in East Africa. She is full of expectation for the adventure ahead. However, the apparent indifference of her guide and an incident at the airport - not to mention her choice of footwear - make her question how prepared she really is. Then Ruth meets Naomi. Inspired by Naomi's vision for the impoverished of Mwanza, Ruth finds new purpose and decides to knuckle down

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  • Expats in the Sudan

    Keith Fisher

    The stories in this book all take place during a time of upheaval in the country. Independence from the British has happened, but the influence left behind by colonialism is still very much in evidence in the period before the Sudan divides in two. These British expats are in the country for various reasons, some prompted by a desire to visit Africa, others because they want to get away from home. They have differ

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  • Guardians of the Ancestors

    R de Wolf

    Marama is awakened. Her journey, both spiritual and physical, will traverse the Pacific Ocean and explore the realm of the spirits, where her ancestors dwell. Although her island home is idyllic, its peace is shattered forever, and danger stalks its inhabitants. Her people must fight for survival. They must put their faith in the old ones and their trust in a former enemy. Drawn into the centre of conflict, villag

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  • The Fountain of The Four Rivers

    H.G. Wilson

    Secrets, obsessive love, a miracle, and destiny skewed by the inevitable unfolding of future events, seeded in the long distant past. George Lancaster learns the meaning of love and stolen wealth, and he learns how to kill. Finally facing his destiny, he looks forward to what the future holds but, as he will soon find out, with unseen forces set against him, fate has other plans!

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  • The Not So Silent World of Danny Valentine Rocker

    Mitchell Levene

    Having lost his hearing completely by the age of ten, Danny Valentine-Rocker's extraordinary lip-reading skills are employed simultaneously by the British Government's MI6 to obtain sensitive information in the interest of national security, and by a glossy gossip magazine to appease the general public's insatiable appetite for controversy (as well as that of his fame-obsessed mother). His talents also

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  • Tristan

    Analina MacEwan

    Isobel, full of dreams and ready to embrace the adventure, moves to the other side of the world with her new husband. Years later, a divorced single parent and mourning the loss of her partner, she meets Tristan and her life changes completely. Tristan is tall, handsome, twelve years her junior and in love with her. Isobel allows herself to believe that this time her dreams really can come true, but Tris

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  • My Sisters Maid-of-Honor

    Landyn Prescott-Miles

    For Celina Woods, weddings were timeless traditions. Images of a beautiful white dress, a warm summer day and colourful flowers filled her head, until her sister announced her engagement. Suddenly, the traditional trimmings Celina and Mimi spent their childhoods recreating become a thing of the past, as Mimi creates her own path to the altar. Celina has to decide: either let go of tradition or risk ruining her sis

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  • Charlotte and the Fairies

    Wendy Beasley

    Charlotte was just five years old when she moved to a new house with her Mummy and Daddy, Morgan the dog and Billy the budgie. Although she liked the new house and loved her new bigger bedroom, she still felt sad leaving her old home and a little bit strange in the new one. That was until she discovered the garden, and then everything changed, with new friends and exciting adventures. Charlotte knew about fairies

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  • Jonathan

    Thomas Pass

    "Her twinkling green eyes were looking out upon the field, at the squirrels dashing across the trees and the rabbits wiggling their noses, whilst her fingers coiled around her pen, sharply slashing small lines into the page." Jonathan has been drawing since he was a young boy sitting beside his mother, etching rabbits and trees into his notebook. Throughout his youth, he created storie

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  • In Extremis

    Janet Austin

    Stephanie's and Ruth's lives couldn't have been more different. Ruth and her husband were academics at a local university. Stephanie is a trophy wife to Roger whose role was to entertain his business associates, to shop and to always look her best. However, as the government slowly slips into a dictatorship, and the world becomes unsafe for dissenters they both find themselves on the streets as

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