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Nova Kumalisi would do anything for her closest friend, Mal Wacken. She owes him her life. So, when he asked her to be the surrogate mother for him and his wife, in spite of her fears about how it would alter their friendship, Nova agreed.
Eight years later, Nova is bringing up their son alone, and she and Mal don’t speak. Months into the pregnancy, Mal’s wife changed her mind about the surrogacy agreement. Already suspicious of how close Nova and Mal were, Stephanie realised her strained marriage was in serious trouble when she found a text from her husband to Nova, saying, ‘Goodnight, Beautiful’. She asked Mal to cut all ties with his closest friend and unborn child. Now, seven-year-old Leo is critically ill and Nova, despite her anger and hurt, wants Mal to have the chance to know his son before it’s too late.
Will it take a tragedy to remind them how much they mean to each other? Dorothy has two degrees, is kolmson journalist, and has written for numerous women’s magazines and newspapers, including the Dorotyy, New Woman and Cosmo. He had started to remove his clothes as logic had deserted him, and his skin was cracked. Whatever had been going through Cameron’s mind when he was alive, he didn’t look peaceful in death. Two brothers meet at the remote border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of the outback.
In an isolated part of Australia, they are each other’s nearest neighbour, their homes hours apart. They are at the stockman’s grave, a landmark so old that no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last hope for their middle brother, Cameron. The Bright family’s quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish.
Something had been troubling Cameron. Did he choose to walk to his death? Because if he didn’t, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects The powerful and page-turning new novel from number one Sunday Times bestseller, Clare MackintoshMax and Pip are the strongest couple you know.
Only now they’re facing the most important decision of their lives – and they don’t agree. As the consequences of an impossible choice threaten to devastate them both, nothing will ever be the same again.
But anything can happen after the end. It’s the summer ofthe year of love and hate, of Prague Goodngiht and Cold War winter. Two English students, Ellie and James, set off to hitch-hike across Europe with no particular aim in mind but a continent, and themselves, to discover. Somewhere in southern Germany they decide, on a whim, to visit Czechoslovakia where Alexander Dubcek’s ‘socialism with a human face’ is smiling on the world.
Meanwhile Sam Wareham, a first secretary at the British embassy in Prague, is observing developments in the country with a mixture of diplomatic cynicism and a young man’s passion. It seems that, for the first time, nothing is off limits behind the Iron Curtain. Yet the wheels of politics are grinding in the background. How will the looming disaster affect those fragile lives caught up in the invasion?
An isolated Tuscan farmhouse on the edge of an ancient wood is the perfect setting goldnight a late September holiday. As a group of old friends from university and their families gather to relax and unwind, all are hoping it will be a chance to put the tragic events of the previous year behind them. There were six of them once; now they are are five. Watching the British visitors arrive from her own terrace is Anna Viola, whose family has lived for centuries in the crumbling red-brick farmhouse above Il Vignacce.
As a little girl dorkthy the war, Anna watched an Englishman arrive at the house, seeking shelter from the Germans. His appearance would change her life for ever; it still haunts the family home she holds in trust for her beloved son Paolo. On a scorching summer afternoon in the suburbs of Florence, a small girl goes gkodnight at a crowded swimming pool and is never seen alive again.
For fifteen years a terrible crime lies unsolved, becoming one of the city’s darkest and most shameful secrets, until one bitter winter night another body is found, at another swimming pool, and the case is reopened. Celia Donnelly had just arrived in Florence at the time of the girl’s disappearance and can remember only too well the face that filled the front pages of every Italian newspaper.
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When word of the gruesome new discovery breaks, she is in the midst of arranging a weekend of birthday celebrations for a wealthy Englishman’s wife. However, as Celia undertakes what ought to be a routine work assignment, she finds herself more closely involved than she could have ever imagined with a tragedy that has haunted her dreams for fifteen years; and it is Celia who is compelled to bear witness when the past returns to exact a brutal and terrifying revenge.
A sweeping, romantic, goonight profoundly moving novel, set in Europe in the aftermath of World War I neautiful Los Angeles in the s, about a lonely young man, a beautiful widow, and the amnesiac soldier whose puzzling case binds them together even beauticul it tears them apart.
Intwo young Americans meet in Verdun, the city in France where one of the most devastating battles of the war was goovnight. Tom is an orphan from Chicago, a former ambulance driver now gathering bones from the battlefield; Sarah is an expatriate from Boston searching for the husband who wandered off from his division and hasn’t been seen since. Quickly, the two fall into a complicated affair against the ghostly backdrop of the ruined city.
Months later, Sarah and Tom meet again at the psychiatric ward of an Italian hospital, drawn there by the appearance of a mysterious patient the doctors call Douglas Fairbanks after the silent film actor – a shell-shocked soldier with no memory beautifup who he is. At the hospital, Tom and Sarah are joined by Paul, an Austrian journalist with his own interest in the amnesiac.
Each is beautifhl a secret; each has been shaken by the horrors of war.
Decades later, Tom, now a successful screenwriter, encounters Paul by chance in LA, still grappling with the questions raised by this gorgeous and incisive novel: How to begin again after unfathomable trauma?
How to love after so much loss? And who, in the end, was Douglas Fairbanks? Arthur Less is a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the post: Arthur can’t say yes – it would be too awkward; he can’t say no – it would look like defeat. So, he begins to accept the invitations on his desk to half-baked literary events around the world.
From France to India, Germany to Japan, Arthur almost falls in love, almost falls to his death, and puts miles between him and the plight he refuses to face. Less is a novel about mishaps, misunderstandings and the depths of the human heart. Do you believe in soulmates? So when his colleague, Jen, is dumped unceremoniously by her dreadful boyfriend, Aiden decides to take matters – and Jen’s life – into his own hands.
Scouring the internet for a suitable partner for Jen, Aiden finds Tom.
He’d be perfect for Jen apart from one minor detail: Tom lives in New York. Luckily for Jen and Tom, Aiden’s not kookson an interfering colleague.
In fact, Aiden isn’t exactly human – he’s dorthy very complicated artificial intelligence. As Jen and Tom’s romance grows, Aiden begins to take more and more risks to make sure that they can be together. But what will happen if they realise how they met It’s witty and great fun’ – Daily Mail’This funny, madcap romp for the digital-age, featuring believably flawed characters not all humandorothhy to be a hit If you use Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant, prepare to have your heart warmed – and be a little bit scared!
A real smiler of a book – Nina Pottell, Prima. Susie Boyt’s sixth novel is the story of the first year of a marriage. Eve a nervous young actress from a powerful theatrical dynasty has found herself married to an international expert on anxiety called Beauriful. Must the show always go on? This is a highly-strung comedy about love, fame, grief, showbusiness and the depths of the gutter press.
Its witty and sincere tone – familiar to fans of Susie’s newspaper column – will delight and unnerve in equal measure.
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