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            When We Were Brave
             

            When We Were Brave (Paperback)

            By Kelman, Suzanne

            • RRP: $21.50
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            The face of the woman in the photograph was tilted upwards, as if enjoying the sunshine just for a moment, even as the wreckage of the bombed-out street lay behind her... 1944, Cornwall: Blinded by love, Vivienne Hamilton eloped to Paris with a Nazi prisoner-of-war, never to b...e seen again. A disgrace to her family, her name would not be mentioned by any of her relatives for over 75 years. Present day, London: When Sophie discovers a photograph of her great aunt Vivi from World War Two, it throws her into a world of confusion. Because, as she learns about this secret relative, she quickly realises that the photograph doesn't fit with her family's story. It shows Vivi leaving an address associated with a spy network in London - a place she had no reason to be - and it is dated right before she disappeared. Meanwhile Sophie's own life feels as blasted and bombed as the blitzed city in the photograph she's looking at. Her beautiful daughter - as full of joy and wild energy as Vivi had apparently once been - is gone; and Sophie's heart has been left broken into pieces. Retreating to the family home in rural Cornwall to seek solace from her pain and the feelings of guilt that she could have done more to protect her daughter, Sophie finds herself becoming obsessed with Vivi's life. But nothing can prepare Sophie for what she is about to uncover - the story of a woman who risked everything for the person she loved the most; and a secret family history that could be the key to Sophie's own future. A powerful, haunting and unforgettable read about love, heartbreak and betrayal set in Second World War Britain and France. Perfect for fans of The Nightingale, Under a Scarlet Sky and My Name is Eva.
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            ISBN 9781838882525
            Released NZ 24 Feb 2020
            Publisher Storyfire Ltd
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            The Governess
              

            The Governess (Hardback)

            By Holden, Wendy

            • RRP: $41.99
            • $35.69
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            • Pub Date
              13 Aug 20

            The fictionalised story of Marion 'Crawfie' Crawford, the progressive young working-class woman who, as royal governess for seventeen years, lived on the most intimate terms with Princess Margaret and the future Queen Elizabeth II.

            ISBN 9781787394667
            Released NZ 13 Aug 2020
            Publisher Welbeck Publishing Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 13 Aug 2020
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            The Wreck
              

            The Wreck (Paperback)

            By Keneally, Meg

            • RRP: $25.99
            • $23.39
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            • Pub Date
              3 Sep 20

            1820 Sarah McCaffrey, fleeing arrest for her part in a failed rebellion, thinks she has escaped when she finds herself aboard the Serpent, bound from London to the colony of New South Wales. As time passes, Sarah begins to believe she might have found a home - until her past foll...ows her across the seas.
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            ISBN 9781838771393
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 3 Sep 2020
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            No Man's Land
              

            No Man's Land (Paperback)

            By Fitzwater, Aj

            • RRP: $24.99
            • $24.99
            • Pub Date
              8 Jun 20

            A historical fantasy and a love story set in the golden plains of North Otago, in the South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand. Dorothea 'Tea' Gray joins the Land Service and is sent to work on a remote farm, where she discovers more about herself and the world than she ever imagined....
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            ISBN 9780995135536
            Published NZ 8 Jun 2020
            Publisher Paper Road Press
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            The Sun Sister
              

            The Sun Sister (Paperback)

            By Riley, Lucinda

            • RRP: $29.50
            • $26.55
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            • Pub Date
              23 Jul 20

            Moving from the frenetic atmosphere of Manhattan to the magnificent wide-open plains of Africa, The Sun Sister is the sixth instalment in Lucinda Riley's multi-million selling epic series, The Seven Sisters.

            ISBN 9781509840151
            Released NZ 23 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Seven Sisters
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 23 Jul 2020
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            The Diamond Hunter
              

            The Diamond Hunter (EPUB ebook)

            By McIntosh, Fiona

            'It won't matter how many diamonds you find if you lose the love of your child.' When six-year-old Clementine Knight loses her mother to malaria during the 1870s diamond rush in southern Africa, she is left to be raised by her destitute, alcoholic father, James. Much of Clementin...e's care falls to their trusty Zulu companion, Joseph One-Shoe, and the unlikely pair form an unbreakable bond. When the two men uncover a large, flawless diamond, James believes he has finally secured their future, but the discovery of the priceless gem comes at a huge cost. A dark bargain is struck to do whatever it takes to return Clementine to a respectable life at the Grant family's sprawling estate in northern England - while the diamond disappears. Years on, long-buried memories of Clementine's childhood in Africa and her beloved Joseph One-Shoe are triggered, as she questions who she can trust. To solve the mystery of what happened to her loved ones all those years ago, she must confront a painful history and finally bring justice to bear. From the harsh desert of Africa's Kimberley diamond mine to the misty, green plains of northern England, The Diamond Hunter is a breathtaking adventure story about trust and betrayal, the ultimate quest for truth, and a love that is truly priceless.
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            ISBN 9780143787808
            Available in EPUB
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            Language en
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Loan Credits 36
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            The Warden
              

            The Warden (EPUB ebook)

            By Trollope, Anthony; Illustrated by Tilney, F. C.

            The Warden introduces us to the lives of some of the most beloved characters in all literature.Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or... a treat for any book lover. This edition has an introduction by Margaret Drabble and illustrations by F. C. Tilney.Scandal strikes the peaceful cathedral town of Barchester when Septimus Harding, the warden of charitable foundation Hiram's Hospital, is accused of financial wrongdoing. A kindly and naive man, he finds himself caught between the forces of entrenched tradition and radical reform amid the burgeoning materialism of Britain in the 1850s. The deeply insightful portrayals of figures such as the booming Archdeacon Grantly and the beautiful Eleanor Harding are at the heart of this moving and deliciously comical tale. The Warden launched the enduringly popular Barsetshire Chronicles series of six novels and won Anthony Trollope a seat in the pantheon of great literary figures.
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            ISBN 9781760789985
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            Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Loan Credits 52
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            The Black Swan of Paris
             

            The Black Swan of Paris (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Robards, Karen

            • RRP: $37.99
            • $29.63
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            • Pub Date
              25 Jun 20

            From the number one New York Times bestselling author comes an historical thriller that will take your breath away

            ISBN 9781529338218
            Released NZ 25 Jun 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            Dark Queen Waiting
              

            Dark Queen Waiting (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

            By Doherty, Paul

            • RRP: $50.99
            • $43.34
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            • Pub Date
              30 Jun 20

            October, 1471. Margaret Beaufort secretly plots for the day her young son, Henry Tudor, can be crowned the rightful king. When one of her most loyal henchmen is murdered, Margaret orders her sharp-witted clerk, Christopher Urswicke, to find out who has betrayed her - and solve a ...baffling mystery where nothing is as it first appears.
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            ISBN 9781780296562
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Severn House Publishers Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series A Margaret Beaufort Mystery
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            The Catholic School
              

            The Catholic School (Paperback)

            By Albinati, Edoardo; Translated by Shugaar, Antony

            • RRP: $48.50
            • $43.65
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            • Pub Date
              6 Aug 20

            A novel that takes the reader into a closed world of privilege and tradition: for fans of crime fiction, but also true crime - a study of class, religion, and how a worldview which sees violence as an integral part of masculinity, and any empowerment of women as a threat to men's... dominance, can only end in tragedy.
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            ISBN 9781509856299
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 6 Aug 2020
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