The Woman Who Came Back to Life
Pearl Flowers has been hiding away for so long that she has forgotten what real life is like. Her quiet routine in a woodland cottage in France is a sanctuary, far away from her past life running a beauty salon. But even when she is sitting at the foot of a beech tree with her drawing pad, surrounded by birdsong, her mind is never still. If she keeps herself distracted and far away, her past can’t hurt her… can it?
But then an unexpected phone call throws her calm world into chaos. Back in the UK, her estranged father Francis is dying. She hasn’t seen him for decades since he pushed her away and destroyed their family...
Sally Marshall is just an ordinary woman, who makes a living performing as a tribute act to the world's biggest pop star (Epiphanie, of course).
Then one day Epiphanie - the real one - turns up at Sally's house and asks her to do a life swap for a couple of weeks. Epiphanie trades Madison Square Garden for tiny gigs in grotty pubs. Sally is catapulted from suburban semi life to double for a mega-star, her life turned upside down.
But which life will they each choose in the end? Laugh-out-loud and unputdownable, Starstruck will leave you feeling warmer about all the different lives we choose.
The Missing Letters of Mrs Bright
Top 40 Bestseller!
For the past twenty-nine years, Kay Bright’s days have had a familiar rhythm: she works in her husband’s stationery shop, cooks for her family, tries to remember to practice yoga, and every other month she writes to her best friend, Ursula. Kay could set her calendar by their letters: her heart lifts when the blue airmail envelope, addressed in Ursula’s slanting handwriting, falls onto the mat.
But now Ursula has stopped writing and everything is a little bit worse.
Ursula is the only one who knows Kay’s deepest secret, something that happened decades ago that could tear Kay’s life apart today. She has always been the person Kay relies on. Worried, Kay gets out her shoebox of Ursula’s letters and as she reads, her unease starts to grow. And then at ten o’clock in the morning, Kay walks out of her yellow front door with just a rucksack, leaving her wedding ring on the table...
The Two Hearts of Eliza Bloom
Eliza loves her close-knit, Orthodox Jewish family. But then she falls in love with the wrong person, someone she was never supposed to speak to. Eliza leaves everything she knew behind for him, but sometimes love just isn’t enough. Especially when he opens a hidden shoebox and starts asking a lot of questions about her past life.
As the walls Eliza has carefully constructed threaten to come crashing down, will she find a way to keep hold of everyone she loves, and maybe, just maybe, bring the two sides of her heart together at last?
The Good Neighbour
Everyone has secrets. How far will you go to protect yours?
After living next to the neighbours from hell, Minette is overjoyed when Cath and her two children move in next door. Cath soon becomes her confidante, a kindred spirit, even her daughter’s babysitter.But Cath keeps herself unusually guarded and is reluctant to speak of her past. And when Minette witnesses something unspeakable, she begins to question whether she really knows her new friend at all…
When We Were Sisters
Laura and Miffy are the best of friends, right up until the moment when Miffy’s father runs off with Laura’s mother. Twenty years on, they’re about to meet again...
This is a funny, touching story about friendship and family. It flits between the 1970s and the present, between Jews and Catholics, and between different perspectives. What is the truth about Laura's feelings for Miffy's brother, Danny? What does Miffy remember about the past? And how much does Evie, Laura's daughter, really know?
For the Love of The Archers
New edition 2022
A revised and updated edition of the bestselling guide to all things Ambridge, For the Love of the Archers contains extensive all-new content that will keep any fan of the show enlightened and entertained.It's been over 70 years since the familiar dum-di-dum-didum-di-dum of "Barwick Green" first brought The Archers to our airwaves, and in that time millions of listeners have followed the everyday lives of country folk in Ambridge.Bringing together a wealth of fascinating facts, amusing insights and expert trivia about characters, controversies and country customs in one handy volume - now fully revised and updated to include recent developments - this companion is the perfect gift for avid addicts and keen newcomers alike.
For the Love of Shakespeare
Did you know…
• Shakespeare is the most filmed author of all time: he’s been credited on more than 1,000 movies and TV shows.
• ‘Obscene’, ‘gloomy’, ‘fashionable’ and ‘generous’ are among the countless new words that Shakespeare introduced. (Actually, ‘countless’ is one of his too.) It’s also because of the Bard that we say ‘catch a cold’, ‘naked truth’ and ‘green-eyed monster’.
• Almost all the moons of Uranus are named after characters from Shakespeare, including Titania, Oberon and Puck.
For further fascinating insights, dive into this masterful miscellany and become a Shakespeare buff. Whether you’re a lifelong lover of the Bard or a curious newcomer to his world, this companion will lift the curtain on the unforgettable characters and stories of Britain’s greatest dramatist.