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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.
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
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 ...
London [etc.] : Scribner, 2016
Abstract: An intensely moving and beautifully written new novel from the Booker-prize winning author of Last Orders and Waterland
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
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?
[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.
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.
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...
London : Sphere, 2015
Abstract: A BIG NOVEL ABOUT A SMALL TOWN ... When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, thè town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford ìs, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind thè pretty facade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagen at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils ... Pagford is not what ìt fìrst seems. And thè empty seat left by Barry on thè Parish Council soon becomes thè catalyst for thè biggest war thè town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected re velati ons? A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. It is thè work of a storyteller like no other.
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.
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
New York : Speak, 2013
Abstract: Twelve-year-old Mila travels with her father to upstate New York to visit friends and family, who may lead them to clues to the whereabouts of her father's best friend, who has gone missing
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
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.
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
London : Vintage, 2012
Abstract: Heavy rain falls on Lafferton. As the rain water slowly drains away, a shallow grave - and a skeleton - are revealed. It doesn't take long to identify the remains as those of missing teenager, Harriet Lowther, who was last seen sixteen years ago.