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And then there were none
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Christie, Agatha

And then there were none / Agatha Christie

80th anniversary ed.

London : Harper Collins, 2019

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Abstract: Un gruppo di persone, tra di loro estranee, riceve l'invito del misterioso Mr Owen a recarsi per un fine settimana in una villa su un'isola. Il padrone di casa non è, però, presente ad accoglierli. Poco dopo, gli invitati cominciano ad essere assassinati uno alla volta seguendo le strofe di una filastrocca per bambini... Il capolavoro di Agatha Christie celebra il suo ottantesimo anniversario.

A Skinful of Shadows
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Hardinge, Frances

A Skinful of Shadows / Frances Hardinge

London : MacMillan, 2017

A banquet of consequences
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George, Elizabeth

A banquet of consequences / Elizabeth George

London : Hodder, 2016

Abstract: The suicide of William Goldacre is devastating to those left behind. But what was the cause of his tragedy and how far might the consequences reach? Is there a link between the young man's leap from a Dorset cliff and a horrific poisoning in Cambridge? After various career-threatening issues with her department, Barbara Havers is desperate to redeem herself. So when a past encounter with a bestselling feminist writer and her pushy personal assistant gives her a connection to the Cambridge murder, Barbara begs Thomas Lynley to let her pursue the crime.

Nord e Sud
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Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn

Nord e Sud / Elizabeth Gaskell ; traduzione di Laura Pecoraro ; introduzione di Marisa Sestito ; a cura di Valentina Mastroianni e Lorenza Ricci

Città di Castello : Jo March, 2016

Abstract: 'Nord e Sud', a indicare due estremi in contrasto, fu il titolo voluto dall’editore, non quello pensato da Elizabeth Gaskell, che sul frontespizio immaginava il nome della sua eroina, Margaret Hale. Sono le due polarità geografiche e la maturazione della protagonista a fornire i temi cardine del romanzo, capolavoro della letteratura vittoriana: Margaret, trasferitasi da Helstone, fiabesco villaggio del Sud, a Milton-Northern, popolosa città manifatturiera del Nord, si trova bruscamente immessa nel mondo nuovo, e per molti aspetti irriconoscibile, prodotto dall’industrializzazione. La famiglia Hale, che coltiva valori tradizionali, è totalmente estranea alla frenetica vita del centro industriale in piena espansione, alla nascente lotta di classe fra padroni e operai, all’inquinamento e al degrado sociale. Eppure Margaret stringe presto amicizia con Bessy Higgins, una ragazza ammalatasi per le pessime condizioni di lavoro in fabbrica, e con il padre Nicholas, sindacalista impegnato attivamente nel movimento operaio: prendendo a cuore la famiglia, inizia a nutrire curiosità e interessi fino a quel momento sconosciuti. Subito complesso si rivela, invece, il rapporto con John Thornton, allievo del signor Hale e padrone di uno dei più importanti cotonifici di Milton: Margaret è combattuta tra l’ammirazione per l’uomo che si è fatto da solo, contando unicamente sulle proprie capacità, e l’ostilità per l’industriale che, a suo giudizio, è responsabile delle misere condizioni di vita dei suoi operai. Attraverso l’occhio di un’ anima incorrotta, Elizabeth Gaskell rappresenta così la corruzione dei tempi nuovi, e non li condanna. Anzi auspica soluzioni che sintetizzino i due opposti, la vita arcaica e quella moderna, in modo che la prima dia contenuto alla seconda. Grazie al vissuto doloroso, suo e dell’ambiente soffocato che la circonda, la sua eroina acquisisce identità, supera i pregiudizi e apprende una nuova etica, incarnando la ‘congiunzione’ fra passato e futuro, fra uomini e donne, fra padroni e operai. Fra Nord e Sud

Ragged Rose
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Court, Dilly

Ragged Rose / Dilly Court

London : Harper, 2016

Abstract: The heartwarming new novel from Dilly Court, the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of The Beggar Maid. With the fate of her family in her hands, Rose has to make a terrible choice. Be thrown onto the streets without a penny to her name, or watch her loved ones fall into ruin ... Rose is keeping a dreadful secret, and too scared to ask her strict father for help, it's down to her to keep her brother from the hangman's noose - whatever it takes. Her innocent sister Cora is on a different road to ruin, bewitched by a handsome cad whose intentions are anything but gallant. When Rose's father discovers that his children have disgraced his name he turns them onto the street. Penniless, homeless and with the noose tightening, Rose must rescue her brother and keep her sister from the streets, even if it means putting herself in the most terrible danger ...

The trouble with goats and sheep
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Cannon, Joanna

The trouble with goats and sheep / Joanna Cannon

London : Borough Press, 2016

Mothering Sunday
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Swift, Graham

Mothering Sunday : a romance / Graham Swift

London [etc.] : Scribner, 2016

Abstract: An intensely moving and beautifully written new novel from the Booker-prize winning author of Last Orders and Waterland

Last dance in Havana
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Ley, Rosanna

Last dance in Havana / Rosanna Ley

London : Quercus, 2016

Abstract: From bestselling author Rosanna Ley comes an exotic tale of love, family and friendship set between England and Cuba. Perfect for fans of Kate Furnivall, Dinah Jefferies and Leah Fleming

Girl by the river
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Jeffries, Sheila

Girl by the river / Sheila Jeffries

London Simon & Schuster, 2016

Abstract: Moments after she is born, Tessa Barcussy is branded as 'trouble'. On the same day, her father Freddie encounters a Romany Gypsy who makes a chilling prediction about Tessa's destiny. Freddie finds it so disturbing that he writes it down and hides it in a sealed envelope never to be opened, he hopes. Yet the gypsy's words haunt him as he bonds with his new baby daughter. Hyper-sensitive and rebellious, Tessa grows up a misfit, difficult to handle and disruptive. Freddie and his wife Kate struggle to raise this challenging child and nurture her creative gifts. Tessa feels that her path to happiness is chequered, growing up in the shadow of her sister, golden-child Lucy, and hiding a dark secret from everyone? Will the words of the Romany Gypsy come true? Or will they empower Tessa to finally become the person she was born to be?

The illustrated story of England
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Hibbert, Christopher

The illustrated story of England / Christopher Hibbert ; illustrated by John Broadley ; new chapter by Dr Seàn Lang

[London] : Phaidon, 2016

Abstract: A beautiful, quirky, illustrated edition of Phaidon’s compelling bestseller, celebrating the book's 25th anniversary This concise and fast-paced introduction to English history keeps the reader enthralled through the entire course of the country's political, economic, and cultural landscape, covering the whole sweep of English history from the Stone Age to the present. Its flowing narrative style, character sketches, and lively anecdotes bring the people and places of the past to life. In this newly illustrated edition, John Broadley’s unique tableaux-like illustrations capture the landscape, costumes, and characters of the history that Hibbert's text so vividly evokes.

East Devon & the Jurassic Coast
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Bradt, Hilary - Booth, Janice

East Devon & the Jurassic Coast : local, characterful guides to Britain's special places / Hilary Bradt & Janice Booth

Chalfont St. Peter : Bradt ; Guilford : The globe pequot press, 2016

Abstract: Slow East Devon and the Jurassic Coast is the most comprehensive - and only standalone - guide available to this region. Publication is timed to coincide with the opening of the Seaton Jurassic Visitor Centre. The guide includes best bus-assisted walks along the Jurassic Coast and insider knowledge which can only be gained by living in the area. Colourful and witty writing combined with the authors' enthusiasm for the area make this guide as much a pleasure to read as it is a useful companion for exploring. Included are the Dorset towns of Lyme Regis and Charmouth, brief descriptions of other coastal Dorset towns on the Jurassic Coast bus route as well as a detailed description of the geology of the entire Jurassic Coast. With an emphasis on car-free travel - walking, cycling and local buses - the detailed descriptions, historical and folk anecdotes, and personal accounts encourage visitors to explore each locale thoroughly and really get under its skin. Hand-picked places to eat and drink are selected by the authors based upon long-standing knowledge of the area, in consultation with local residents.

The pursuit of love
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Mitford, Nancy

The pursuit of love / Nancy Mitford

London : Penguin, 2015

Abstract: Longing for love, obsessed with weddings and sex, Linda and her sisters and cousin Fanny are on the lookout for a perfect lover. But finding Mr Right is much harder than any of the sisters had thought. Linda must suffer marriage first to a stuffy Tory MP and then to a handsome and humourless communist, before finding real love in war-torn Paris...

Saxon. Vol. 1: the book of dreams
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Severin, Tim

Saxon. Vol. 1: the book of dreams / Tim Severin

London : Pan, 2013

Lonely hearts
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Harvey, John

Lonely hearts / John Harvey

London : Arrow, 2013

Abstract: Shirley Peters is dead. Murdered. Then, another women is sexually abused and throttled to death. And suddenly there appears to be one too many connections between these seemingly unrelated crimes. Detective Inspector Resnick is sure that the two murders are the work of one sadistic killer. And it's up to him to put the record straight.

Dying fall
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Griffiths, Elly

Dying fall / Elly Griffiths

London : Quercus, 2013

Abstract: Ruth's old friend Dan Golding thinks he has made a discovery that will change archaeology forever - but he needs Ruth's help. Then, Dan is killed in a fire, leaving Ruth with one clue: the tomb of the Raven King. DCI Nelson is also rediscovering the past. He meets his friend Sandy Macleod, now at Blackpool CID, who tells him there are mysterious circumstances surrounding Dan's death. A Neo-Nazi group at Dan's University has been making threats and could be involved. Many of Dan's colleagues seem fearful and have secrets to hide. Ruth is drawn into the mystery, and where she goes, so does her daughter, Kate. This time, it's not just Ruth's life at risk

Tom Brown's school days
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Hughes, Thomas

Tom Brown's school days / Thomas Hughes

London : Harper Press, 2013

Death comes to Pemberley
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James, P. D.

Death comes to Pemberley / P. D. James

London : Faber and Faber, 2012

Abstract: It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcy's magnificent estate. Their peaceful, orderly world seems almost unassailable. Elizabeth has found her footing as the chatelaine of the great house. They have two fine sons, Fitzwilliam and Charles. Elizabeth's sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; her father visits often; there is optimistic talk about the prospects of marriage for Darcy's sister Georgiana. And preparations are under way for their much-anticipated annual autumn ball. But now, Pemberley is thrown into chaos after Elizabeth Bennett's disgraced sister Lydia arrives and announces that her husband Wickham has been murdered

The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
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Haddon, Mark

The curious incident of the dog in the night-time / Mark Haddon

London : Vintage, 2012

Abstract: But that doesn't mean there isn't an answer to them'This is Christopher's murder mystery story. There are also no lies in this story because Christopher can't tell lies. When Christopher decides to find out who killed the neighbour's dog, his mystery story becomes more complicated than he could have ever predicted.

Before the poison
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Robinson, Peter

Before the poison / Peter Robinson

London : Hodder, 2012

Abstract: An atmospheric and suspenseful standalone novel - a Number One bestseller in hardcover - by the author of the DCI Banks crime novels.

A room full of bones
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Griffiths, Elly

A room full of bones / Elly Griffiths

London : Quercus, 2012

Abstract: It is Halloween, and a museum is preparing for an unusual event: the opening of a coffin containing the bones of a medieval bishop. But when Ruth Galloway arrives to supervise, she finds the museum's curator lying dead beside the coffin. It is only a matter of time before she and DI Nelson cross paths once more, as he is called in to investigate