General Fiction

A selection of the latest titles in the General Fiction section added to our stock.  Click on the title to check availability on the online catalogue.

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April

The Cornish guest house by Emma BurstallThe Cornish guest house by Emma Burstall

A new couple have arrived in Tremarnock, but will these glamorous strangers fit into village life?

Tremarnock is a small fishing village, crowded with holidaymakers in the summer, but a sleepy Cornish backwater at other times of the year.

Here Liz has found refuge with her young daughter, Rosie, after her relationship with Rosie's father came unstuck. Now happily married, all seems set for a quiet autumn and merry Christmas. But strangers have bought the local guest house and seem to have big plans. Why is he so charming and confident, but she so frightened? Are they who they say they are? And what are they really doing with the guest house?

 

 

 

The A-Z of everything by Debbie JohnsonThe A-Z of everything by Debbie Johnson

P is for Paris where it all began. J is for Jealousy where it all came undone. But the most important letter is F. F is for Forgiveness, the hardest of all.

Sisters Poppy and Rose used to be as close as two sisters could be, but it's been over a decade since they last spoke. Until they both receive a call that tells them their mother has gone - without ever having the chance to see her daughters reunited.

Andrea, though, wasn't the kind of woman to let a little thing like death stand in the way of her plans. Knowing her daughters better than they know themselves, she has left behind one very special last gift - the A-Z of Everything

 

 

 

The photographer’s wife by Suzanne JoinsonThe photographer’s wife by Suzanne Joinson

Jerusalem, 1920: in an already fractured city, eleven-year-old Prudence feels the tension rising as her architect father launches an ambitious - and wildly eccentric - plan to redesign the Holy City by importing English parks to the desert. Prue, known as the 'little witness', eavesdrops underneath the tables of tearooms and behind the curtains of the dance-halls of the city's elite, watching everything but rarely being watched herself. Around her, British colonials, exiled Armenians and German officials rub shoulders as they line up the pieces in a political game: a game destined to lead to disaster.

 

 

 

 

 

The forensic records society by Magnus MillsThe forensic records society by Magnus Mills

Two men with a passion for vinyl create a society for the appreciation of records. Their aim is simple: to elevate the art of listening by doing so in forensic detail. The society enjoys moderate success in the back room of their local pub, The Half Moon, with other enthusiasts drawn to the initial promise of the weekly gathering. However, as the club gains popularity, its founder's uncompromising dogma results in a schism within the movement and soon a counter group forms. Then the arrival of a young woman called Alice further fractures the unity of the vulnerable society. As rifts are forged and gulfs widen, Magnus Mills examines the surreal nature of ordinary lives.

 

March

 

The good guy by Susan BealeThe good guy by Susan Beale

Ted, a car-tyre salesman in 1960s suburban New England, is a dreamer who craves admiration. His wife, Abigail, longs for a life of the mind. Single-girl Penny just wants to be loved. When a chance encounter brings Ted and Penny together, he becomes enamoured and begins inventing a whole new life with her at its centre. But when this fantasy collides with reality, the fallout threatens everything, and everyone, he holds dear.

 

 

 

 

The new neighbours by Diney CosteloeThe new neighbours by Diney Costeloe

Dartmouth Circle is quiet, exclusive - and that's just the way its residents want it to stay. Especially queen bee and arch busybody Sheila Colby.

When she hears that the house next door to her has been bought for a student and four friends to rent, she is incandescent. Think of the noise, the parties, the comings and goings - and worse. Somehow it must be stopped.

But of course it can't be. And anyway, nothing in this outwardly serene and beautiful little cul-de-sac is quite as it seems. There are seething tensions and quite dark secrets only just below the façade. Will the arrival of Madeleine 'Mad' Richmond and her friends bring them bubbling to the surface?

 

 

 

 

The silent fountain by Victoria FoxThe silent fountain by Victoria Fox

Hollywood, 1975: Tragedy sends troubled film star Vivien Lockhart into the arms of Giovanni Moretti, and it seems her fortunes have finally changed. Until she meets his sister, and learns that dark shadows haunt her new husband's past.

Tuscany, Present day: Everyone in London is searching for Lucy Whittaker - so Lucy needs to disappear. But her new home, the crumbling Castillo Barbarossa, is far from the secluded paradise it seemed.

Across the decades, Vivien and Lucy find themselves trapped in the idyllic Italian villa. And if they are ever to truly escape its walls, they must first unearth its secrets.

 

 

 

 

From the heart by Susan HillFrom the heart by Susan Hill

Step into the shoes of Olive. You're a happy, open-hearted girl. Your (tricky) mother is dead and you live with your father in a solid, Edwardian house with apple trees in the garden. He's a kind man who does his fair share around the house. Your passion for books gets you easily into university, where the world is surely waiting for you. There, you take part in a play, and are noticed by the leading man. Even though he's not as glamorous off-stage, he becomes your boyfriend. But then you make a mistake - the kind any one of us could make - and face an impossible choice. You are young, still, and full of hope. You can't possibly know how that mistake will sit in your heart. Or that when you get a wonderful job at a girls' school you will meet an older colleague and fall in love. But the affair must stay secret; the world won't have it any other way.

 

 

 

 

Laura Lake and the case of the hipster weddings by Wendy HoldenLaura Lake and the case of the hipster weddings by Wendy Holden

Hapless would-be journalist Laura Lake goes undercover at wedding season. But she hasn't prepared for disappearing brides, secret royal orgies or a jealous office rival. Will Laura get the scoop of the year? Or will she be out on her ear?

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