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  • Anglais The Three Musketeers

    Alexandre Dumas

    • Harper collins digital
    • 22 April 2010


    Three musketeers. Two enemies. One major battle.'
    'All for one and one for all!'
    Country boy d'Artagnan is desperate to join the King's elite band of bodyguards, the Musketeers. And when his fiery loyalties (which often get him into trouble) and incredible sword skill (which get him out again) manages to impress brash Porthos, foppish Aramis and melancholy Athos, the three musketeers and d'Artagnan become friends for life.
    When they discover that the King they protect is under threat, the Musketeers must outwit the scheming Cardinal Richelieu and the seductive spy Milady - encountering adventure, friendship, romance and intrigue along the way - in order to save France from destruction. But could a deadly secret be the death of them all?

  • Anglais Rules of War

    Iain Gale

    • Harper collins digital
    • 4 September 2008


    Jack Steel, first met in Man of Honour, is a splendid hero on a new and dangerous mission. Perfect for all fans of Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe.
    MEET JACK STEEL - GENTLEMAN, SOLDIER, HERO.
    In the early eighteenth century, the British army led by John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, were the leaders of a wide-ranging and very successful alliance. Jack Steel, maverick gentleman, superb soldier, was in the middle of any fight.
    Ramilles 1706. One of the great victories of the British army, a signal battle honour for the regiments who were there. But for Captain Steel, standing at the head of his Grenadiers, sinking into the swampy ground, at odds with his Allied partners and receiving contradictory orders, it was hard to see the General, Lord Marlborough's grand stratagem.
    Even after victory, Steel finds himself mired in further difficulties. The Allies had thought that they were liberating the Low Countries but some preferred their previous masters, the French, who at least were Catholic, and some wanted independence from all powers, while others of his fellow officers wanted out of the war altogether.
    Far from the battle lines he enjoys, Jack Steel is sent undercover to discover and deal with the traitors. He needs to identify the loyal locals who would help a few British advance troops into the besieged city - a dangerous mission made deadly by his identification by an old enemy of his and the brilliant malevolence of the renegade French pirate who is in charge of Ostende.

  • Anglais Rough Justice (Sean Dillon Series, Book 15)

    Jack Higgins

    • Harper collins digital
    • 4 September 2008


    The master of the game is back, with another pulse-pounding adventure featuring the unstoppable Sean Dillon
    Whilst checking up on the volatile situation in Kosovo the US President's right-hand man Blake Johnson meets Major Harry Miller, a member of the British Cabinet. Miller is there doing his own checks for the British Prime Minister.
    When both men get involved with a group of Russian soldiers about to commit an atrocity, Miller puts and end to the scuffle with a bullet in the forehead of the ring-leader.
    But this action has dire consequences not only for Miller and Johnson but their associates too, including Britain's Sean Dillon, and all the way to the top of the British, Russian and United States governments.
    Death begets death, and revenge leads only to revenge, and before the chain reaction of events is over, many will be dead...

  • Anglais Road to Paradise

    Paullina Simons

    • Harper collins digital
    • 4 September 2008


    Love, passion and the road trip of a lifetime in this breathtaking novel, perfect for all fans of Jodi Picoult, from the internationally bestselling author of The Bronze Horseman
    Two girls, an open road and a shiny yellow Mustang; it could have been the trip of a lifetime. But when Shelby and Gina pick up hitchhiker Candy Cane, their troubles have only just started. Inked with flowers and covered in piercings, they soon find out pink-haired Candy is on the run - for reasons so appalling they're almost unspeakable.
    They should have stuck to their no hitchhiker rule, but it's too late - and Gina and Shelby are drawn into a terrifying game of cat and mouse with no way out. As everything familiar is stripped away and morals are turned upside down, the question is this: how far will they go for a stranger?

  • Anglais Renegade's Magic (The Soldier Son Trilogy, Book 3)

    Robin Hobb

    • Harper collins digital
    • 4 September 2008


    'Fantasy as it ought to be written' George R.R. Martin

  • Anglais Man of Honour

    Iain Gale

    • Harper collins digital
    • 4 September 2008


    The first in a stunning new historical adventure series, perfect for all fans of Sharpe
    Meet Lieutenant Jack Steel - gentleman, soldier, hero.
    Upper Bavaria, 1704. The British army, triumphant, fresh from victory, stands proudly to attention, ready to fight for honour and glory. Their enemy is Louis XIV of France, a megalomaniac intent on possessing all Europe.
    Among this proud group of men stands Lieutenant Jack Steel, admired by his men, the finest infantry in Queen Anne's army. Much praised for his courage, his strength, and his loyalty, Steel has come to the attention of his Commander in Chief, the Duke of Marlborough.
    Tasked with rescuing a letter whose controversial contents could destroy Marlborough, Steel leads his men through the battle of Blenheim, risking death and destruction in the fight for another man's honour. And along the way he is constantly threatened from within by the mellifluous Major Jennings, intent on destroying Steel and all he stands for.
    The first in a stunning new series featuring Jack Steel, Man of Honour is historical adventure perfect for all fans of Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe.

  • Anglais Death of a Dancer

    Caro Peacock

    • Harper collins digital
    • 4 September 2008


    Duelling, derring-do, and dastardly deeds are all in a day's work for Liberty Lane, a new heroine for fans of Georgette Heyer and Sarah Waters's Victorian novels.
    A public spat between two dancers at a London theatre has a dramatic conclusion that wasn't in the script: one dead, the other arrested for murder. As far as the jury's concerned, it's an open-and-shut case, but Liberty Lane believes otherwise.
    Soon she's leading her own investigation, in a desperate race against the hangman's noose. And while the criminal underworld may be no place for a lady, there's no place for a criminal to hide once Liberty's on the case...

  • Anglais A Daughter's Secret

    Anne Bennett

    • Harper collins digital
    • 4 September 2008


    A moving and gritty saga of loss, separation and finally hope, set in wartime Birmingham
    Agnes Sullivan is fifteen when her young brother Tom finds her drunk and crying in the lane near their farm. Her dancing teacher has raped her and abandoned her. Aggie is forced to leave home when she discovers she's pregnant and Tom, barely a teenager himself, decides the teacher must pay for his actions.
    Aggie flees to Birmingham, but the safe haven she's been promised turns out to be too dangerous to stay in. She's left with few options until someone she would never have spoken to in her former life gives her the help she so desperately needs. But will World War One ruin her precarious hopes of a future?
    Anne Bennett's sagas of Birmingham during the wars have won her many fans, as they are packed full of emotion, determination and authenticity. Regional sagas don't come any better than this.

  • Anglais Boy and Man

    Niall Williams

    • Harper collins digital
    • 9 March 2009


    After the critically acclaimed Boy in the World, comes the follow-up novel from bestselling author, Niall Williams
    Boy and Man follows J as he continues in his search for his father. We left him in Ethiopia under the caring wing of Sister Bridget. But he still feels the pull to find his missing father - the link between his past and his future, and the piece that will link up the jigsaw puzzle of his life. He sets off to search Europe once again.
    As moving and poetic as Boy in the World, Boy and Man will appeal both to Niall Williams's admirers and also fans of Paulo Coelho.

  • Anglais The Art of Love

    Elizabeth Edmondson

    • Harper collins digital
    • 4 September 2008



    *Now also published as The Villa on the Riviera*


    The French Riviera is the setting for this absorbing tale of family intrigue, scandal and romance, against the glamorous background of 1930s artists and aristocracy.

  • Anglais A Corpse in Shining Armour

    Caro Peacock

    • Harper collins digital
    • 25 June 2009


    Duelling, derring-do, and dastardly deeds are all in a day's work for Liberty Lane: the plucky heroine for fans of Georgette Heyer and Sarah Waters's Victorian novels.
    London. Summer 1839. And the temperature is rising as Liberty Lane takes on her strangest case yet.
    Deranged aristocrat Lord Brinkburn is nearing death and his elder son, Stephen, is expecting to inherit the title. But Lady Brinkburn's sudden announcement that Stephen is illegitimate throws the family into turmoil. Tensions reach boiling point between the two brothers, one of whom stands to gain everything, and they come to blows in public - much to the amusement of London Society.
    Liberty is engaged privately to get to the truth of the matter, but a macabre murder raises the stakes considerably...added to which she finds her own judgement being undermined by the beguiling ways of Lady Brinkburn. She is only too aware that time is running out - one of the brothers may be next, but which will it be...?

  • Anglais The Last Days of the Lacuna Cabal

    Sean Dixon

    • Harper collins digital
    • 4 September 2008


    Voted one of the best fifteen Canadian books of 2007 by Quill & Quire, this is original and mischevious; a novel to delight and surprise.

  • Anglais Figures in Silk

    Vanora Bennett

    • Harper collins digital
    • 4 September 2008


    A sumptuous wedding feast, two advantageous marriages and a blessing from the golden king

  • Anglais Dying to Sin (Cooper and Fry Crime Series, Book 8)

    Stephen Booth

    • Harper collins digital
    • 4 September 2008


    Detectives Fry and Cooper return in another supremely atmospheric Peak District thriller, perfect for fans of Peter Robinson and Reginald Hill

  • Anglais Flesh House (Logan McRae, Book 4)

    Stuart MacBride

    • Harper collins digital
    • 4 September 2008


    The 4th thriller in the Number One bestselling crime series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. Panic grips The Granite City as DS Logan McRae heads up a manhunt for 'The Flesher' - one of the UK's most notorious serial killers.
    Panic strikes the Granite City...
    When an offshore container turns up at Aberdeen Harbour full of human meat, it kicks off the largest manhunt in the Granite City's history.
    Twenty years ago 'The Flesher' was butchering people all over the UK - turning victims into oven-ready joints - until Grampian's finest put him away. But eleven years later he was out on appeal. Now he's missing and people are dying again.
    When members of the original investigation start to disappear, Detective Sergeant Logan McRae realizes the case might not be as clear cut as everyone thinks...
    Twenty years of secrets and lies are being dragged into the light. And the only thing that's certain is Aberdeen will never be the same again.

  • Anglais Antony and Cleopatra

    Colleen McCullough

    • Harper collins digital
    • 4 September 2008


    Passion, politics, love and death combine in a novel of the legendary love triangle between the three leaders of the Roman era: Cleopatra, Mark Antony and Octavian, from the bestselling author of The Thorn Birds.
    Mark Antony, famous warrior and legendary lover, expected that he would be Julius Caesar's successor. But after Caesar's murder it was his 18-year old nephew, Octavian, who was named in the will. No-one, least of all Antony, expected him to last but his youth and slight frame concealed a remarkable determination and a clear strategic sense.
    Antony was the leader of the fabulously rich East. Barely into his campaigning, he met Cleopatra, Pharaoh of Egypt. Bereft by the loss of Julius Caesar, her lover, father of her only son, she saw Antony as another Roman who could support her and provide more heirs. His fascination for her, his sense that she knew the way forward where he had lost his, led to the beginning of their passionate, and very public affair. The two men, twin rulers of Rome, might have found a way to live with each other but not with Cleopatra between them.
    This is a truly epic story of power and scandal, battle and passion, political spin and inexorable fate with a rich historical background and a remarkable cast of characters, all brought brilliantly to life by Colleen McCullough. It is hard to leave the world she has created.

  • Anglais Across the Mersey

    Annie Groves

    • Harper collins digital
    • 4 September 2008


    From the author of 'The Grafton Girls' comes the story of one Liverpool family preparing for the onslaught of World War Two, while trying not to fight among themselves.
    Jean and Vi are twins but couldn't be more different. Jean's proud of her honest, hardworking husband and their children, but there's never a penny to spare. Vi's equally proud of her husband's new role as a local councillor and their elegant new house, and has raised her children to expect the best.
    As war breaks out, agonising decisions must be faced. Should the oldest children enlist? Should the youngest be evacuated? All the traditional certainties are overturned. Then the twins' own younger sister, singer Francine, returns home unexpectedly and stirs up the past, even in the midst of present danger.
    This is a tremendous saga of fighting spirit and family closeness, and the belief that even though today is full of destruction and pain, there is hope for a better tomorrow.


  • Your complete one-volume guide to the year 2009. This fantastic and in depth book includes month-by-month forecasts for every sign and all you need to know to find out what is in store for you in the year ahead.
    Discover when your lucky days will fall and when it might be better just to stay in bed, with your complete one-volume, month-by-month guide to the year 2009 - the only horoscope you will ever need.
    This bestselling guide gives you individual predictions for the year ahead and shows you how you, your friends, your family and lovers will fare. It includes:
    - A month-by-month forecast for every sign
    - A personality profile for each sign
    - What to expect in terms of love, sex, work and money
    - Detailed predictions of your best days and worst days - and the ideal days to attract love or money.
    - Invaluable advice on exactly when to ask for that pay rise, what days you should be on the look out for exciting revalations and the days you should probably just stay in bed!


  • The year 2009 is the Chinese Year of the Ox - what will this mean for you? This complete guide contains all the predictions you will need to take you into the year ahead - a year which offers great hope, advancement and opportunity.


  • The moving true story of 7 young kids and their struggle to escape a life of gangs and violence.

  • Anglais We Bought a Zoo

    Benjamin Mee

    • Harper collins digital
    • 19 January 2009


    Chuck it all in and buy a zoo? Why not? thought Benjamin Mee, unaware of the grim living conditions, creditors and escaped big cat that lay in wait...
    A few years ago, Ben and his wife, Katherine, sold their small flat in Primrose Hill and moved to France to pursue their dream of restoring an old barn near Nimes.
    That dream then became much, much bigger for, last October, they moved with their two young children, Ben's 76 year-old mother and his brother, into a run-down zoo on the edge of Dartmoor which they had bought, and found themselves responsible for 200 animals including four huge tigers, lions, pumas, three massive bears, a tapir and a wolf pack.
    Ben's new extended family now included: Solomon, an African lion and scourge of the local golf course; Zak, the rickety Alpha wolf, a broadly benevolent dictator clinging to power; Ronnie, a Brazilian tapir, easily capable of killing a man, but hopelessly soppy; and Sovereign, a jaguar who is also a would-be ninja, and has devised a long term escape plan and implemented it.
    But tragedy was to strike for, in the midst of dealing with escaping wolves and jaguars, and troublesome adolescent vervet monkeys, Katherine, who had developed, and had removed, a brain tumour while in France, began to experience symptoms again. The prognosis was poor, and so Ben found himself juggling the complexities of managing the zoo and getting it ready for re-opening, and at the same time having to care for his rapidly deteriorating wife, their two young children, and their ever growing menagerie of animals.
    Ben's story will both move and entertain - charting, simultaneously, the family's attempts to improve the animals' lives, the build-up to the Zoo's official reopening, as well as Katherine's decline, her final days, and how the family went on.

  • Anglais Nowhere to Run: Where do you go when there's nowhere left to hide?

    Judy Westwater

    • Harper collins digital
    • 4 September 2008


    Just when Judy thought the nightmare was over her past came back to haunt her.
    Judy was only 11 years old when she was forced to live on the streets. Beaten, half-starved and horrifically abused, she finally escaped to a life in the circus. But the charming man who said he loved her had a dark and sinister side. If she wanted to survive she had to get away.
    Judy fled to South Africa, taking with her her two young children. But the streets of South Africa were just as cruel. One day they took her daughter and her past was replayed in front of her eyes.
    Judy's incredible story of courage and determination will inspire as it will amaze.


  • The harrowing true story of one boy's experiences in a brutal 'approved' school for young offenders in '50s London, run by Catholic monks where violence and abuse were rife.
    Beaten from an early age by his abusive, father, John struggled to fit in at school where his poverty marked him out. When, aged 13, his father brought a charge against him in order to remove him from the family home, John found himself in Juvenile Court - from here he was sent to the notorious St. Vincent's school, run by a group of Catholic Irish Brothers.
    Beatings and abuse were a part of daily life - both from John's fellow pupils, but also from the brothers, all of which was overseen by the sadistic headmaster, Brother De Montfort. Tormented physically and sexually by one boy in particular, and by the Brothers in general, John quickly learnt to survive but at the cost of the loss of his childhood.
    Please Don't Make Me Go, tells in heart-rending detail the day-to-day lives of John and the other boys - the beatings, the weapons fashioned from toilet chains and stones, the loneliness - but we also see the development of John's love of reading, his growing friendship with Father Delaney and his best friend, Bernard, and his unstinting love for his mother whom he feared was suffering at the hands of his violent father.
    A painfully honest account, Please Don't Make Me Go is testament to the resilience of the human spirit as it documents how John learnt to survive and come through his ordeal.


  • Joe knew his mother was cruel and violent, but he trusted his beloved father to protect him from her. When a freak accident saw his father burn to death in front of him, Joe was left at the mercy of his mother. Without the love of his friend and brother, he wouldn't have survived. With them, he went on to spend his life fighting child abuse.
    Joe was just five years old and the horrific scene literally struck him dumb. He didn't speak for four and a half years, which meant he was unable to ask anyone for help as his life turned into a living hell.
    His schizophrenic mother and two of his older brothers spent the following years beating him, raping him and locking him in the cellar at the family home. Fed on scraps that he was forced to lick from the floor, he was sometimes left naked in the dark for three days without human contact.
    Unable to read or write, all Joe could do to communicate his suffering was draw pictures.
    The violence and sexual abuse grew in severity as more people, including his stepfather, were invited to use him in any way they chose.
    The only thing that saved Joe was the kindness of his elder brother and his only school friend, both of whom showed him that love was possible even in the darkest of situations.
    At fourteen he finally found the courage to run away, hiding in a hut by a railway line, fed on scraps by some local children who found him.
    Joe's is the ultimate insider's story, casting light into the darkest of hidden worlds, and a truly inspirational account of how one small boy found the strength to overcome almost impossible odds and become a remarkable man. Now that he has found his voice again, Joe speaks out against child abuse and helps support and protect other children whose lives have been blighted by it.

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