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The villa in Italy
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Edmondson, Elizabeth

The villa in Italy / Elizabeth Edmondson

London : Harper Collins, 2007

Abstract: Four very different people are named in a will. Delia, an opera singer robbed of her voice by illness; George, an idealistic scientist who cannot face what his skills have created; Marjorie, desperately poor and unable to dislodge her writer's block; and Lucius, ostensibly in control but whose personal life is in chaos. All are summoned to the Villa Dante, home of the late Beatrice Malaspina. But who was she? While they wait to find out, the villa begins to work its seductive magic. With its faded frescoes, overgrown garden and magnificent mediaeval tower, it is unlike anywhere they have been before. Slowly, four characters who have gone to great lengths to hide their troubles find that change is possible after all, and even hope. But the mysterious Beatrice has a devastating secret to reveal.

A girl's guide to vampires
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MacAlister, Katie

A girl's guide to vampires / Katie MacAlister

London : Hodder, 2007

Abstract: All Joy Randall wants is a little old-fashioned romance, but when she participates in a "Goddess evoking" ceremony with her friend, Roxy, Joy finds out her future true love is a man with the potential to put her immortal soul in danger. At first the ever-practical Joy is ready to dismiss her vision as a product of too much gin and too many vampire romances, but while traveling through the Czech Republic with Roxy, Joy begins to have some second thoughts about her mystery lover because she is suddenly plagued by visions of a lethally handsome stranger. Then, when she and Roxy attend a local GothFaire, Joy meets Raphael Griffin St. John, head of security, and she becomes even more bewildered because the dark and dangerous Raphael seems too close to her dreams for comfort.

The garden party and other stories
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Mansfield, Katherine

The garden party and other stories / Katherine Mansfield ; edited with an introduction and notes by Lorna Sage

London : Penguin books, 2007

Abstract: Innovative, startlingly perceptive and aglow with colour, these fifteen stories were written towards the end of Katherine Mansfield's tragically short life. Many are set in the author's native New Zealand, others in England and the French Riviera. All are revelations of the unspoken, half-understood emotions that make up everyday experience - from the blackly comic 'The Daughters of the Late Colonel', and the short, sharp sketch 'Miss Brill', in which a lonely woman's precarious sense of self is brutally destroyed, to the vivid impressionistic evocation of family life in 'At the Bay'. 'All that I write, ' Mansfield said, 'all that I am - is on the borders of the sea. It is a kind of playing.'

The partner
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Grisham, John

The partner / John Grisham

London : Arrow books, 2007

Trainspotting
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Welsh, Irvine

Trainspotting / Irvine Welsh

London : Vintage books, [2007?]

Atonement
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McEwan, Ian

Atonement / Ian McEwan

London : Vintage, 2007

In the company of the courtesan
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Dunant, Sarah

In the company of the courtesan / Sarah Dunant ; traduzione di Fenisia Giannini

London : Virago, 2007

The ladies of Grace Adieu and other stories
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Clarke, Susanna

The ladies of Grace Adieu and other stories / Susanna Clarke ; illustrated by Charles Vess

London : Bloomsbury, 2007

Tender is the night
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Fitzgerald, Francis Scott

Tender is the night / Francis Scott Fitzgerald

[London] : Penguin books, 2007

Abstract: In a Swiss sanatorium, a brilliant psychiatrist encounters a rich young patient whose problems exert a seductive fascination. After their marriage, they live on the French Riviera. There, set against the sun-baked stone houses and the drama of the sea, Dick and Nicole Diver’s glamour and wealth suggest a fabled existence – the charmed lives of the seriously and breathtakingly frivolous. But, as with all confidence tricks, luck can run out. It is to the theme of money, its corruption and destructive power that F.Scott Fitzgerald returns in this his most tantalizing and ambitious novel. The story of Dick and Nicole's disintegrating marriage and spoilt promise reflects Fitzgerald's own dive into drink and despair - and, of course, the insanity that so cruelly dogged his wife Zelda.

The far side of the world
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O'Brian, Patrick

The far side of the world / Patrick O'Brian

London : HarperPerennial, 2007

Abstract: Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Now these evocative stories are being re-issued in paperback by Harper Perennial with stunning new jackets.

Not dead enough
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James, Peter

Not dead enough / Peter James

London : Macmillan, 2007

Abstract: On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed at the time. At least, that's the way it looks to Detective Superintendent Roy Grace who is called in to investigate the kinky slaying of beautiful young Brighton socialite, Katie Bishop. Soon, Grace starts coming to the conclusion that Bishop has performed the apparently impossible feat of being in two places at once. Has someone stolen his identity, or is he simply a very clever liar? As Grace digs deeper behind the facade of the Bishops' outwardly respectable lives, it starts to become clear that all is not at all as it first seemed. And then, he digs just a little too far, and suddenly the fragile stability of his own troubled, private world is facing destruction ...

The interpretation of murder
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Rubenfeld, Jed

The interpretation of murder / Jed Rubenfeld

London : Headline review, 2007

A walk to remember
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Sparks, Nicholas

A walk to remember / Nicholas Sparks

London : Sphere, 2007

Hope
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Pearse, Lesley

Hope / Lesley Pearse

London : Penguin books, 2007

Well-Schooled in murder
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George, Elizabeth

Well-Schooled in murder / Elizabeth George

London : Hodder, 2007

The broker
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Grisham, John

The broker / John Grisham

London : Arrow books, 2007

The tenderness of wolves
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Penney, Stef

The tenderness of wolves / Stef Penney

London : Quercus, 2007

Abstract: Canada, 1867. A young murder suspect flees across the snowy wilderness. Tracking him is what passes for the law in this frontier land: trappers, sheriffs, traders and the suspect's own mother, desperate to clear his name. As the party pushes further from civilisation, hidden purposes and old obsessions are revealed. One is seeking long-lost daughters; another a fortune in stolen furs; yet another is chasing rumours of a lost Native American culture. But where survival depends on cooperation, their fragile truce cannot afford to be broken, not their overriding purpose - to find justice for a murdered man - forgotten

Digging to America
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Tyler, Anne

Digging to America / Anne Tyler

London : Vintage, 2007

Abstract: Friday August 15th, 1997. Two tiny Korean babies are delivered to two very different Baltimore families. Every year, on the anniversary of 'Arrival Day' the two families celebrate together, with more and more elaborately competitive parties, as little Susan and Jin-ho take roots and become American

Notes on a scandal
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Heller, Zoë

Notes on a scandal / Zoë Heller

London : Penguin books, 2007

Abstract: We don't have secrets, Sheba and I. From the first day that the beguiling Sheba Hart joins the staff of St George's, history teacher Barbara Covett is convinced that she has found a kindred spirit. Barbara's loyalty to her new friend is passionate and unstinting and when Sheba is discovered having an illicit affair with one of her young pupils, Barbara quickly elects herself as Sheba's chief defender. But all is not as at first it seems in this dark story and, as Sheba will soon discover, a friend can be just as treacherous as any lover.

The mysterious flame of Queen Loana
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Eco, Umberto

The mysterious flame of Queen Loana / Umberto Eco ; translated from the italian by Geoffrey Brock

London : Vintage, 2007

Abstract: Yambo, a rare book dealer who lives in Milan, has suffered a loss of memory. He cannot remember his name and doesn't recognize his wife or daughters. As he recovers his memory, two voids remain shrouded in fog - a terrible event he experienced during the resistance, and the vague image of a girl whom he loved at 16, then lost.