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The Redemption of Alexander Seaton

The Redemption of Alexander Seaton

Author(s): S G MacLean

Location(s): Banff

Genre(s): Historical, Mystery

Banff, Scotland, the 1620s. A young man walks unsteadily through the streets. Is he just drunk or is there something more sinister happening? When he collapses in front of two sisters on that dark, wet night, the women guess...

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The Reluctant Baker

The Reluctant Baker

Author(s): Sara Alexi

Location(s): Greece

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

WARNING: THIS NOVEL WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO ESCAPE TO THE SUN. There is a lazy Mediterranean village full of colourful characters. There is sunshine and wine and a long sandy beach… There are nagging in-laws, jealous neighbours and...

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The Reluctant Nude

The Reluctant Nude

Author(s): Meg Maguire

Location(s): Cape Breton Island

Genre(s): Romance

Era(s): Modern

Fallon Frost’s late foster mother had done so much to heal the wounds of her damaged childhood. So when a lecherous developer plans to bulldoze her old home to make room for a strip mall, the practical, ordered life...

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The Reluctant Spiritualist: The Life of Maggie Fox

The Reluctant Spiritualist: The Life of Maggie Fox

Author(s): Nancy Rubin Stuart

Location(s): Hydesville, Rochester

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): Mid-19th century

Here is the first authoritative biography of Margaret Fox, the world-famous medium and cofounder of the Spiritualism movement that swept America in the mid-1800s. In 1848, fifteen-year-old Maggie and her sister Katy created rapping sounds by manipulating their toe...

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The Republic of Love

The Republic of Love

Author(s): Carol Shields

Location(s): Winnipeg

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

With a viewpoint that shifts as crisply as cards in the hands of a blackjack dealer, Carol Shields introduces us to two shell-shocked veterans of the wars of the heart. There’s Fay, a folklorist whose passion for mermaids has...

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The Restless Dead

The Restless Dead

Author(s): Simon Beckett

Location(s): Essex

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery

Era(s): Modern

‘Composed of over sixty per cent water itself, a human body isn’t naturally buoyant. It will float only for as long as there is air in its lungs, before gradually sinking to the bottom as the air seeps out....

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The Retail Therapist

The Retail Therapist

Author(s): Colette Kebell

Location(s): Berkshire, Surrey

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Window shopping! Don’t you just hate the term? It is like going into a sweet shop and not being able to buy anything, or not knowing what to buy first. That is exactly my line of business, helping people...

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The Return

The Return

Author(s): Shani Struthers

Location(s): Cornwall

Genre(s): Romance

Era(s): Modern

When worlds collide… Two years ago death drove Aiden Taylor from UK shores and now death has drawn him back. Mourning the loss of his wife, he is returning to bury his father-in-law and support the remaining members of...

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The Return of the Native

The Return of the Native

Author(s): Thomas Hardy

Location(s): England

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 19th century

The Return of the Native is widely recognised as the most representative of Hardy’s Wessex novels. He evokes the dismal presence and menacing beauty of Egdon Heath – reaching out to touch the lives and fate of all who...

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The Returning Tide

The Returning Tide

Author(s): Liz Fenwick

Location(s): Cornwall

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): WW2

In wartime Cornwall, 1943, a story between two sisters begins – the story of Adele and Amelia, and the heart-breaking betrayal that will divide them forever. Decades later, the efforts of one reckless act still echo – but how...

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