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When Prince Thabiso finally tracks down his missing betrothed — former foster kid, Naledi Smith — she mistakes him for a pauper. Enjoying this unexpected anonymity, the prince plays along as their flirtatious friendship quickly develops into passionate pleasure. But when the truth comes out, can Naledi be more than just a princess in theory?
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What happened when a large corporation encouraged small-town doctors to prescribe OxyContin in a market already saturated with painkillers? Did they mention its addictive properties?

In a country unwilling to provide basic healthcare for all, Beth Macy reveals how opioid drug abuse transcends both economic class and geographic boundaries in an America addicted to prescription drugs.
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Eight months ago, Richard was a professional pianist whose emotive resonance and impeccable technique earnt him standing ovations across the globe.

Now diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), paralysis creeps through his right arm: he knows the left is next. Facing a slow and inevitable lockdown inside his own body, his playing days are over as his ex-wife, a reluctant care-giver, returns.
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When a young black babysitter is accused of kidnapping her successful white employer’s toddler by an overzealous retail security guard, video footage of the event exposes a startling connection which threatens everything they know…
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Would you testify against your own blood? It’s 1968 in downtown Detroit when two sisters on an anti-war protest march are accosted by a bloodied teenager carrying news that mounted police are beating protestors. After Rosa and Esther intervene, there’s an injured officer and an arrest to be made. Told in epistolary form from multiple viewpoints, this novel explores the intricate complexities of family loyalty and divisive political decision-making.
Her Sister's Tattoo, Ellen Meeropol
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Self-help for successful women. New York Times bestselling author and founder of a multi-million dollar media company, Rachel Hollis, imparts her wisdom on dropping the excuses, adopting positive behaviours and believing in yourself. Girl, stop apologizing!
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In this delicious detective sequel to ‘Recipes For Love And Murder’, cookery writer-cum-crime fighter Tannie Maria investigates the poisoning of a local land-rights activist whilst seeking help with her own personal demons via the counselling services of ‘The Satanic Mechanic’.
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Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week2 months ago
Viv’s husband, Andy, has made his bed and now he’s lying in it — with a frustratingly age-appropriate colleague who never puts on weight. With a seven-year-old child and a boss making constant demands on her time, Viv is left wondering if this is the end or just the beginning? When life gives you lemons, get out the gin!
When Life Gives You Lemons, Fiona Gibson
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Like two halves of a whole, Cass and Loll were inseparable university students who made a book of everything they wanted to achieve. Now approaching thirty, Loll receives a letter: Cass has cancer; her dying wish is to do everything they planned. And her six year old daughter is coming too…
The Book of Us, Andrea Michael
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Caring and considerate Reg returns callous and cruel from the Second World War. And a mysterious letter leads his long-suffering wife Dottie to discover that the dalliances of her demobbed dearest have resulted in a daughter...eight year-old Patsy.
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King Edward III’s Master Of War, Thomas Blackstone, fights to fortify his monarch’s claim to France. With only one surviving son, mounting enemies and a feud between French aristocrats to contend with, Blackstone is very much back in battle. Welcome to winter, 1362
Cross of Fire, David Gilman
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Bereaved and surrounded by snow, Henna is a haunted soul in an Alaskan village. Discovering a young woman’s corpse on the edge of the forest, Henna becomes immersed in a historic Arctic expedition, a gothic landscape of locked towers and shadowy nights of snow and ice. And someone is watching her…
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Practical advice and sound self-help advice for any eventuality, be it a natural, terrorist or civil disaster. Secure your own personal safety, and that of your loved ones, with pragmatic survival tips for a full range of scenarios. Plus, learn how to keep your head in a crisis with proven treatment for shock and fear management techniques.
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A truly remarkable compendium of collective wisdom from more than one hundred grassroots activists across five continents. Showcasing some of the most innovative acts against autocracy and austerity, it's everything you need for a creative campaign of your own!
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Fresh out of jail and Caribbean dreaming, Wynston Cleave is making a new start after his wrongful conviction for murder. But on the anniversary of his arrest, Wynston picks up two American passengers in his cockroach infested cab and soon his fate becomes entwined with theirs, and the viral outbreak onboard the cruise ship from which they just alighted…
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Surveying the structural demands of his professional life, the architecture of immigration and the foundations of his own relationship, a young Irish engineer builds a new life in Germany.
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A hedonistic, novelty-crazed public. A shameless, nonsense-spewing, hat-wearing demagogue. Half a century after its original publication, Robert Coover’s mind-bending classic is chillingly prescient.
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Via photographs, compressed prose and short poems, poet-naturalist Elizabeth Bradfield simultaneously documents and queries her work as a guide onboard ships in Antarctica. With incisive insider vision, Bradfield examines our relationship with remoteness, “pure” landscapes and tourism’s service economy.
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Delicate, discombobulating, darkly-humorous dialogue sentences readers to life at ‘The Jerusalem’ — a former Victorian workhouse where fading Faith Gadny is horrified and humiliated by her care home — and its inmates.
At the Jerusalem, Paul Bailey
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Strong and self-reliant, Stanford graduate Frona Welse, takes to the Yukon trail after upsetting her wealthy father's community. Frona finds herself torn between two suitors: the cowardly and treacherous Gregory St Vincent and Vance Corliss, a Yale-trained mining engineer.
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