Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Author: Winifred Watson
Publisher: Persephone Books
ISBN: 9781903155103
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Miss Pettigrew, a governess looking for work, is sent by mistake to the home of Delysia LaFosse, a glamorous nightclub singer involved with three different men and is invited to stay after offering Miss LaFosse common sense advice about her love life.

Miss Buncle s Book

Author: D.E. Stevenson
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402270836
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Who Knew One Book Could Cause So Much Chaos? Barbara Bunde is in a bind. Times are harsh, and Barbara's bank account has seen better days. Maybe she could sell a novel ... if she knew any stories. Stumped for ideas, Barbara draws inspiration from her fellow residents of Silverstream, the little English village she knows inside and out. To her surprise, the novel is a smash. It's a good thing she wrote under a pseudonym, because the folks of Silverstream are in an uproar. But what really turns Miss Bunde's world around is this: what happens to the characters in her book starts happening to their real-life counterparts. Does life really imitate art? A beloved author who has sold more than seven million books, D. E. Stevenson is at her best with Miss Buncle's Book, crafting a highly original and charming tale about what happens when people see themselves through someone else's eyes. "Love it, love it, love it" "There are no vampires, no faeries, no weird creatures, just a sweet story about real people living in a world I've always dreamed of."-Reader Review

The Making of a Marchioness

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The author describes this book as 'a picture of a nice simple, sweet prosaic soul who arrives at a good fortune almost comic because it is in a way so incongruous. Its heroine is a sort of Cinderella with big feet instead of little ones.'.

The Blue Castle

Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781550026665
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When drab, obedient Valency is diagnosed with a fatal heart condition, she discovers a new world of love and happiness.

Major Pettigrew s Last Stand

Author: Helen Simonson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140880932X
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Major Ernest Pettigrew is perfectly content to lead a quiet life in the sleepy village of Edgecombe St Mary, away from the meddling of the locals and his overbearing son. But when his brother dies, the Major finds himself seeking companionship with the village shopkeeper, Mrs Ali. Drawn together by a love of books and the loss of their partners, they are soon forced to contend with irate relatives and gossiping villagers. The perfect gentleman, but the most unlikely hero, the Major must ask himself what matters most: family obligation, tradition or love? Funny, comforting and heart-warming, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand proves that sometimes, against all odds, life does give you a second chance.

Someone at a Distance

Author: Dorothy Whipple
Publisher: Persephone Books
ISBN: 9781906462000
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An outstanding novel about the fragility and tenacity of love.


Author: Josephine Wilson
Publisher: Apollo Books
ISBN: 9781742588988
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'He hated the word 'retirement', but not as much as he hated the word 'village', as if ageing made you a peasant or a fool.' Herein lives the village idiot. Professor Frederick Lothian, retired engineer, world expert on concrete, and connoisseur of modernist design, has quarantined himself from life by moving to a retirement village. His wife, Martha, is dead and his two adult children are lost to him in their own ways. Surrounded and obstructed by the debris of his life-objects he has collected over many years and tells himself he is keeping for his daughter-he is determined to be miserable. When a series of unfortunate incidents forces him and his neighbour, Jan, together, he begins to realise the damage done by the accumulation of a lifetime's secrets and lies, and to comprehend his own shortcomings. Finally, Frederick Lothian has the opportunity to build something meaningful for the ones he loves. Humorous, poignant and galvanising by turns, Extinctions is a novel about all kinds of extinction-natural, racial, national, and personal-and what we can do to prevent them. ***Extinctions was the inaugural winner of the UWAP?Publishing Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. It has been longlisted for the 2017 Miles Franklin Award in May 2017. [Subject: Fiction]

I Capture the Castle

Author: Dodie Smith
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312316167
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The 1934 journal of seventeen-year-old Cassandra Mortmain reveals her perspective on six stormy months in the eccentric and poverty-stricken life of her family in a ruined Suffolk castle, ending with the revelation that Cassandra is deeply in love. Reissue. (A Samuel Goldwyn Films production, directed by Tim Fywell, starring Henry Thomas) (General Fiction)