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A Snow Garden And Other Stories

RRP $22.99

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As read on Radio 4, seven linked stories set in the Christmas holidays - all as funny, joyous, poignant and memorable as Christmas should be:

A Faraway Smell of Lemon: The School Term has ended. It is almost Christmas but Binny, out last-minute shopping couldn't feel less like wishing glad tidings to all men. Ducking out of the rain she finds herself in the sort of shop she would never normally visit.

The Marriage Manual: Christmas Eve. Two parents endeavour to construct their son’s Christmas present from a DIY kit and in the process find themselves deconstructing their marriage.

Christmas at the Airport: A glitch in the system, travellers stranded and all sorts of lives colliding in the face of a sudden birth...

The Boxing Day Ball: Maureen has never been out with the local girls before. Who knew that a disco in the Village Hall could be life-changing?

A Snow Garden: Two little boys, dumped with their divorced father for his share of the Christmas holidays and none of them with a clue how to enjoy it.

I'll Be Home for Christmas The most famous boy in the world comes home hoping to escape the madness with a normal family Christmas.

Trees: As if Christmas wasn't wearing enough, now his elderly parent is asking for a hole in the ground … Father and son break old habits and plant a tree to mark the start of the new year.

About the Author

Rachel Joyce is the author of the Sunday Times and international bestsellers The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Doubleday 2012), Perfect (Doubleday 2013) and The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy (Doubleday 2014). The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and has been translated into 34 languages.

Rachel was awarded the Specsavers National Book Awards ‘New Writer of the Year’ in December 2012 and shortlisted for the ‘UK Author of the Year’ 2014. She is also the author of the short story, A Faraway Smell of Lemon, and the short story collection A Snow Garden & Other Stories (Doubleday 2015). Rachel moved to writing after a 20-year career in theatre and television, performing leading roles for the RSC, the Royal National Theatre, the Royal Court, and Cheek by Jowl.

She has written over 20 original afternoon plays for BBC Radio 4 and major adaptations for the Classic Series, and Woman’s Hour, including The Professor, Villette, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Shirley and Jane Eyre (2016).

Rachel Joyce lives with her family in Gloucestershire.


Deader Homes And Gardens

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Deader Homes and Gardens

Joan Hess

Now that she's back from her honeymoon, Claire Malloy must face the reality of her home life: It's too close for comfort. A two-bedroom apartment is a formula for disaster for her new husband, Police Chief Peter Rosen, and her teenage daughter, Caron. Time to go house hunting--before they all kill each other. Figuratively speaking, of course...

Or not. Ever since Claire found the perfect home--a well-preserved large house on a large plot of land in Hollow Valley--she has been up to the roof with problems. Not only has the real estate agent gone mysteriously missing but soon Claire learns that the house's previous owner died in circumstances labeled "accidental." And new bodies from Hollow Valley are starting to pile upNow it's up to Claire to dig up the dirt--and unearth a killer. Can she solve the mystery before her dream house turns into a living nightmare?


The Gardens Of Quirly

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A wonderfully relaxing and entertaining coloring book for adults as well as for children, 'The Gardens of Quirly' contains 30 detailed black and white line drawings that are perfect for coloring with gel pens, crayons, and color pencils. The imaginative drawings, by artist Sonal Panse, were created organically; that is, while keeping the theme in mind, there was no preplanning. The drawings were allowed to evolve line by line into the final composition, and combine intricacy and simplicity in detail to engage colorists of every skill level. 'The Gardens of Quirly' are beautiful and flourishing. They sooth your mind and invigorate your senses. Most of all, they invite you to brighten up their world. This is a perfect coloring book to unwind with and to rediscover your creativity. The illustrations are printed on one side of the paper. Happy coloring!


Perfect Husband, A

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Aphrodite Jones is one of the chief practitioners of the true crime genre. --Baltimore Sun

Michael Peterson was a decorated war veteran and bestselling novelist, his wife Kathleen a high-powered executive and devoted mother. They seemed to be the perfect couple, living a dream life--until the tragic night Michael found Kathleen at the bottom of the stairs in a pool of blood. He claimed her death was an accident. The prosecution put him behind bars. Then in a stunning reversal, a judge gave him another chance to stand trial, while his children proclaimed his innocence. Aphrodite Jones draws on exclusive interviews and disturbing new evidence to update this classic real-life thriller of marriage, manipulation, and murder.

"A classic true-crime page-turner." --M. William Phelps

"A richly detailed and deeply researched tale of a greedy, sociopathic killer." --Caitlin Rother,New York Times bestselling author of Lost Girls

"Prepare yourself for a journey into a meticulous criminal mind." --Corey Mitchell, author ofSavage Son

Includes 16 Pages Of Dramatic Photos


Garden Tea Party

RRP $16.99

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Garden Tea Party is a coloring book for grown ups featuring teacups, birds, cupcakes, butterflies, and flowers. Illustrated by Stephanie Fizer Coleman, this coloring book includes 30 original designs of varying degrees of difficulty. You'll find simple designs with plenty of room for embellishment, as well as more complicated designs that help you focus and relax as you work on them. Images are printed on the front side of pages only, so you can feel free to color with markers and fine tipped pens. Provides hours of calming, meditative, stress- relieving entertainment.



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