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The Lady In The Van A true story by Alan Bennett

In 1974, the homeless Miss Shepherd moved her broken-down van into Alan Bennett’s garden. Deeply eccentric and stubborn to her bones, Miss Shepherd was not an easy tennant. And Bennett, despite inviting her in the first place, was a reluctant landlord. And yet she lived there for 15 years. (The account of those years was first published in 1989 ...Full Article

Where My Heart Used To Beat by Sebastian Faulks

On a small island off the south coast of France, Robert Hendricks, an English doctor who has seen the best and the worst that the twentieth century had to ...Full Article

Dashing Through The Snow by Debbie Macomber

All that Ashley wants for Christmas is to get home to surprise her widdowed mother. But all the flights are booked and there is only one car left to ...Full Article

A God In Ruins by Kate Atkinson

This relates the life of Teddy Todd – would be poet, heroic World War 11 bomber pilot, father and grandfather as he navegates the perils and progress of the ...Full Article

The Quality Of Silence by Rosamund Lupton

On the 24th November Yasmin and her ten-year-old daughter Ruby set off on a journey across Northern Alaska. They are searching for Ruby’s father, missing in the arctic wilderness. ...Full Article

A Year Of Marvellous Ways by Sarah Winman

This is a story about Marvellous Ways, an 89 year old woman who sits by a creek in Cornwall, waiting for a last adventure.And it’s about Francis Drake, a ...Full Article

Moving by Jenny Eclair

Artist and illustrator Edwina Spinner used to have a busy family life. Now she lives alone, in a house that has grown too big for her. She has decided ...Full Article

Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller

Peggy is eight years old when her father takes her to live in a cabin in a remote European forest. There, he tells her that her mother and the ...Full Article

HMS  Wasp by Peter S.Holloway

Former wartime evacuee Ted Harris being drafted into the Royal Navy represents a chance to escape from his dull and unaffectionate parents, but once he has experienced the free-flowing ...Full Article

The Surgeon’s Mate by Patrick O’Brian

Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are ordered home by despatch vessel to bring the news of their latest victory to the government. But Maturin is a marked man for ...Full Article
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