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  • Our Endless Numbered Days

    £8.99

    Our Endless Numbered Days

    1976: Peggy Hillcoat is eight. She spends her summer camping with her father, playing her beloved record of ‘The Railway Children’ and listening to her mother’s grand piano, but her pretty life is about to change. Her survivalist father, who has been stockpiling provisions for the end which is surely coming soon, takes her from London to a cabin in a remote European forest. There he tells Peggy the rest of the world has disappeared. Her life is reduced to a piano which makes music but no sound, a forest where all that grows is a means of survival. And a tiny wooden hut that is everything. She is not seen again for another nine years.

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    £8.99
  • Flight

    £6.99

    Flight

    Austria, 1945. After losing his family, Jakob shelters with Herr Engel in a rural stables, where they hide the precious Lipizzanner stallions they know Hitler wants to steal. When a German officer comes looking for Jakob and finds the horses, Jakob and his guardian know they must get the stallions to safety, but the only way is straight through Nazi territory.

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    £6.99
  • The River Itchen At Martyr Worthy

    £35.00

    The River Itchen At Martyr Worthy

    A ten year study of a one kilometre stretch of the River Itchen at Martyr Worthy, Hampshire – one of the finest wild brown trout rivers in the world. This highly illustrated account of the wildlife (birds, plants, insects, animals, fish, reptiles, snails) and riverkeeping and river engineering activities gives an insight into life on the river through the seasons and across the years. Underwater and night vision images reveal hidden life and features. Historical detail, combined with contemporary accounts and aerial mapping, bring the past back into focus. Conservation is discussed. ‘Art in Nature’ is featured to engage with children, artists, poets and story-tellers. Fieldcraft, equipment and techniques are also described.

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    £35.00
  • Bitter Orange

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    Bitter Orange

    Frances Jellico is dying. A man who calls himself the vicar visits, hoping to extract a deathbed confession. He wants to know what really happened that fateful summer of 1969, when Frances – tasked with surveying a dilapidated country house – first set eyes on the glamorous bohemian couple, Cara and Peter. She recalls the relationship they forged through sweltering days, lavish dinners, and elaborate lies, and the Judas hole through which she would spy on the couple. Were the signs there right from the beginning? Or was it impossible to avoid the crime that split their lives open like rotten fruit?

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  • The Legacy of Mr Jarvis

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    The Legacy of Mr Jarvis

    It is 1966 and 12 year old Mary Foster’s narrow, prescribed world is abruptly disturbed by a sudden, unexplained move from suburban London to a neglected Victorian house on the south coast of England.

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  • Maud Beerbohm Tree

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    Maud Beerbohm Tree

    Much has been written about Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree and his grandiose Shakespearean productions, but his equally flamboyant wife Maud, Lady Tree, has received less attention.

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  • The The Dragon’s Edge

    £16.00

    The The Dragon’s Edge

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    £16.00
  • Tales From A Winchester Hill

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    Tales From A Winchester Hill

    The story begins in Russia 1917, at the time that Czar Nicholas 2nd, his wife, Alexandra, and four children Olga, Tatiana, Anastasia, Maria and son, Alexis, are imprisoned before being assassinated. Little-known is the fact that there was a parallel or rival Czar in the far-east of Russia, recognised by the Old Believers: Czar Ussuri, who had a small son, Mikhail. Because of the prevailing unrest, Mikhail was sent to live under the guardianship of an old Russian aristocratic family, where, in time, he would be known as Peter Mikhail Czarevitch,Fast forward to 2008, where some members of a sports club are spending their summer holidays in St Helena. Sinister events are unfolding on the island at the same time. The thing that bonds the group is croquet.Would they, and the game of croquet, survive?

    £7.99
  • Continental Riff

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    Continental Riff

    When Stockwell Park Orchestra goes on tour to Europe, it proves a challenge for even the most efficient German logistical planner.

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  • The Switch

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    The Switch

    After blowing a big presentation at work, Leena takes a two-month sabbatical and escapes to her grandmother Eileen’s house for some overdue rest. Eileen is newly single and about to turn eighty. She’d like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn’t offer many eligible gentlemen. A life swap seems the perfect solution. But with a rabble of unruly OAPs to contend with, as well as the distractingly handsome local schoolteacher, Leena learns that switching lives isn’t straightforward. In London, Eileen is a huge hit with her new neighbours, and with the online dating scene. But is her perfect match nearer to home than she first thought?

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  • Miller Street SW22

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    Miller Street SW22

    A story of loss, love, guilt and ultimately hope and redemption, MILLER STREET SW22 follows a year in the lives of five neighbours who move into the road in the autumn of 2005, each brought to the urban south London location for a new start.

    SKU: 9781800462380 Categories: , Tag:
    £9.99
  • Two Can Play

    £12.99

    Two Can Play

    Cat likes to work in the garden digging, planting seeds and growing vegetables. Puss doesn’t appear to see the point in gardening, she likes to be in the house sitting around drinking tea. But Puss really likes to eat delicious food, so when Cat makes a feast with her harvest, Puss wants to share.

    £12.99