The Misinterpretation Of Tara Jupp

Author: Eva Rice
Publisher: Quercus Books
ISBN: 1743287372
Size: 19.22 MB
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Country girl Tara is whisked off to '60s London to become a pop star; there she is dressed, shown off at Chelsea parties, photographed by the best. She meets songwriters, singers, designers, records her song, and falls in love. But behind the buzz and excitement, concern about her wild sister Lucy and the bitter relationship with their friend Matilda haunts Tara. Their past friendship is broken, and among the deceptions and the strangeness, the buried secrets keep on reappearing.The brilliant new world of fashion and music, of mini skirts and rock 'n' roll, of the Marquee Club and The Palladium, is also one of love and heartache.

The Misinterpretation Of Tara Jupp

Author: Eva Rice
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780878257
Size: 12.43 MB
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The brilliant new novel from the bestselling author of The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets. 1962, Cornwall. Tara Jupp - vicar's daughter, occasional thief, expert horse-rider and second fiddle to her sister 'the beauty' Lucy - sings at a wedding and is spotted by a record producer. With the spotlight suddenly, thrillingly shining on her alone, the roots of Tara's country existence are shaken free and she is propelled to Swinging Sixties London. Plunged into a dazzling new world of fashion, music and heartache, in a city where skirts are being hitched up as fast as past is being pulled down, can Tara hold the limelight and hold on to who she really is?

The Dragonfly Summer

Author: Eva Rice
ISBN: 9780755325511
Size: 78.28 MB
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Set at the end of the 1950s & leading into the swinging 60s, 'The Dragonfly Summer' is about Tara Jupp, a vicar's daughter from a small English village, Tara's beauitful voice is her passport to fame & riches. It means leaving her beloved, chaotic family & the small village where she grew up - but will it bring her what she wants?

The Lost Art Of Keeping Secrets

Author: Eva Rice
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 1472205375
Size: 59.85 MB
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Miranda Hart contributes a fabulous foreword to this beautiful new edition of the beloved bestseller, published to celebrate its ten year anniversary. Hailed a 'modern vintage classic', The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets was a Richard and Judy Book Club Choice. This special edition also includes a brand new exclusive short story from Eva Rice, The Moth Trap, which offers a glimpse into the cocktail party where Penelope's parents, Archie and Talitha, first met. Set in the 1950s, in an England still recovering from the Second World War, this is the enchanting story of Penelope Wallace and her eccentric family at the start of the rock'n'roll era. Penelope longs to be grown-up and to fall in love, but various rather inconvenient things keep getting in her way. Like her mother, a stunning but petulant beauty widowed at a tragically early age, her younger brother Inigo, currently incapable of concentrating on anything that isn't Elvis Presley, a vast but crumbling ancestral home, a severe shortage of cash, and her best friend Charlotte's sardonic cousin Harry...

Who S Who In Enid Blyton

Author: Eva Rice
Publisher: Orion Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780752856483
Size: 29.47 MB
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Fully revised and expanded edition of this comprehensive and light-hearted A-Z of Enid Blyton characters to be published on Enid Blyton's birthday. Written with the full endorsement of The Enid Blyton Estate, the book will be beautifully presented with original illustrations and designed in a second colour. Noddy, Amelia Jane, Darrell Rivers, Moon Face... all the old favourites are here along with plenty of facts, details and insights into over a thousand of Blyton's most memorable and enduring characters. In this expanded edition, even more of Blyton's best-loved books are covered, including her Farm Stories and the Barney Stories. A fascinating and, at times, humorous look into the imagination of Britain's most well-loved storyteller.

The Land Of Laughs

Author: Jonathan Carroll
Publisher: Orb Books
ISBN: 9780312700898
Size: 35.38 MB
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Have you ever loved a magical book above all others? Have you ever wished the magic were real? Welcome to The Land of Laughs. A novel about how terrifying that would be. Schoolteacher Thomas Abbey, unsure son of a film star, doesn't know who he is or what he wants--in life, in love, or in his relationship with the strange and intense Saxony Gardner. What he knows is that in his whole life nothing has touched him so deeply as the novels of Marshall France, a reclusive author of fabulous children's tales who died at forty-four. Now Thomas and Saxony have come to France's hometown, the dreamy Midwestern town of Galen, Missouri, to write France's biography. Warned in advance that France's family may oppose them, they're surprised to find France's daughter warmly welcoming instead. But slowly they begin to see that something fantastic and horrible is happening. The magic of Marshall France has extended far beyond the printed page...leaving them with a terrifying task to undertake. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Shadows Over Paradise

Author: Isabel Wolff
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0345533178
Size: 52.30 MB
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For readers of Kate Morton and Jamie Ford comes a captivating novel of two very different women, struggling to come to terms with the ghosts from their past—by the internationally bestselling author of A Vintage Affair and The Very Picture of You Sometimes the only way forward is through the past. Jenni Clark is a ghostwriter. She loves to immerse herself in other people’s stories—a respite from her own life, and from a relationship that appears to be nearing its end. Jenni’s latest assignment takes her to a coastal hamlet in England, where she’s agreed to pen the memoir of an elderly farm owner named Klara. Jenni assumes the project will be easy: a quiet, ordinary tale of a life well lived. But Klara’s story is far from quiet. She recounts the tale of a family torn apart by World War II, and of disgraceful acts committed against a community in the Japanese prison camps on the Pacific island paradise of Java. As harrowing details emerge and stunning truths come to light, Jenni is compelled to confront a secret she’s spent a lifetime burying. Weaving together the lives of two very different women, Isabel Wolff has created a captivating novel of love, loss, and hope that reaches across generations. Praise for Shadows Over Paradise “An excellent choice for fans of Sarah Jio and Kate Morton.”—Booklist “Shifting focus from the present to the past with ease, this novel brings to the page the reality of the horrors of the Japanese-run internment camps in vivid and gory detail. Wolff’s latest will please fans of women’s stories that include a realistic depiction of life during wartime and the ability to overcome adversity.”—Library Journal “Beautifully written . . . an outstanding book club selection . . . If you liked Jamie Ford’s novels [then] you’ll like Shadows Over Paradise.”—Huntington News Praise for Isabel Wolff “With a wide cast of realistic, wonderfully drawn characters, a deft blending of the past with the present, and a seemingly effortless managing of several plots at once, this charming novel . . . deserves a place in all popular fiction collections.”—Library Journal (starred review), on A Vintage Affair “Captivating, seductive . . . This novel reflects how beauty exists in all facets of life, especially in people.”—RT Book Reviews, on The Very Picture of You From the Trade Paperback edition.

Butterfly Sting

Author: Eva Rice
ISBN: 9780340766873
Size: 71.58 MB
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'Butterfly Sting' tells the story of two sisters who are quite different - one is spiky and difficult, the other a peacemaker and easy to love. One goes to Spain on holiday and brings back a Spanish boyfriend - the other falls for him.

Shards Of Time

Author: Lynn Flewelling
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345546733
Size: 32.34 MB
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Acclaimed author Lynn Flewelling brings her beloved Nightrunners series to a close—at least for now—with a thrilling novel of murder, mystery, and magic. The governor of the sacred island of Korous and his mistress have been killed inside a locked and guarded room. The sole witnesses to the crime—guards who broke down the doors, hearing the screams from within—have gone mad with terror, babbling about ghosts . . . and things worse than ghosts. Dispatched to Korous by the queen, master spies Alec and Seregil find all the excitement and danger they could want—and more. For an ancient evil has been awakened there, a great power that will not rest until it has escaped its otherworldly prison and taken revenge on all that lives. And only those like Alec—who have died and returned to life—can step between the worlds and confront the killer . . . even if it means a second and all too permanent death. Praise for Lynn Flewelling’s Casket of Souls “Full of intrigue and plots upon plots.”—RT Book Reviews

The Good House

Author: Tananarive Due
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743475983
Size: 15.32 MB
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From the American Book Award winner and author of "one of the most talked about debuts in the horror field since the advent of Stephen King" (Publishers Weekly) comes a terrifying story of supernatural suspense, as a woman searches for the inherited power that can save her hometown from evil forces. Tananarive Due's first three novels gained her legions of dedicated fans who recognize a true master of the genre. Now she returns with her best yet -- a chilling story set in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. The house Angela Toussaint's late grandmother owned is so beloved that townspeople in Sacajawea, Washington, call it the Good House. But is it? Angela hoped her grandmother's famous "healing magic" could save her failing marriage while she and her family lived in the old house the summer of 2001. Instead, an unexpected tragedy ripped Angela's family apart. Now, two years later, Angela is moving past her grief and taking control of her life as a talent agent in Los Angeles, and she is finally ready to revisit the rural house she loved so much as a child. Back in Sacajawea, Angela realizes she hasn't been the only one to suffer a shocking loss. Since she left, there have been more senseless tragedies, and Angela wonders if they are related somehow. Could the events be linked to a terrifying entity Angela's grandmother battled in 1929? Did her teenage son, Corey, reawaken something that should have been left sleeping? With the help of Myles Fisher, her high school boyfriend, and clues from beyond the grave, Angela races to solve a deadly puzzle that has followed her family for generations. She must summon her own hidden gifts to face the timeless adversary stalking her in her grandmother's house -- and in the Washington woods.